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Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks will not renew its current distribution deal with the Walt Disney Co., which expires in August, sources have confirmed to Variety.
The Disney deal dates back to 2009, but since then Disney has acquired both Marvel and Lucasfilm, underlining its focus on branded, tentpole films.
Sources also indicate that DreamWorks is most likely to wind up with a distribution deal at Universal while emphasizing that no agreement has been reached. They noted that Spielberg has kept his offices on the lot, even after the Disney deal was struck, »
- Dave McNary
Following a first week of guests that will include George Clooney, a presidential candidate, and a couple of CEOs, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will keep the interesting mix of individuals going in its second week, with more actors, political figures, and a wide range of musical performers. Here’s how week two for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will break down: Sept. 14: Emily Blunt; Justice Stephen Breyer; musical performance by The Dead Weather Sept. 15: Jake Gyllenhaal; musical performance by Run The Jewels with TV On The Radio Sept. 16: Kevin Spacey; Carol Burnett with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City; musical performance by and interview with Willie Nelson Sept. 17: Naomi Watts; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Sept. 18: Lupita Nyong’o; Sen. Bernie Sanders; interview with and performance by An American in Paris’ Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild, and Leanne Cope And in case you didn’t already… »
- Chris King
Stephen Colbert continues to map out his opening weeks at the helm of the Late Show as Willie Nelson, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and the Dead Weather will all visit the refurbished Ed Sullivan Theatre for Colbert's second week. Run the Jewels will perform with TV on the Radio on September 15th, while the next night will feature an interview and performance by Nelson along with the Broad City duo teaming with comedy legend Carol Burnett, the Los Angeles Times reports. »
Sanders will appear on the show on Sept. 18, which happens to be just two days after the CNN Republican Primary Debate on Sept. 16. The Democratic candidate is joined by other guests Lupita Nyong’o and “An American in Paris” choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and lead dancers Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.
Emily Blunt and Justice Stephen Breyer kick off Colbert’s second week of shows for the Sept. 14 episode, with a musical performance by the Dead Weather. Jake Gyllenhaal is the only guest for the Sept. 15 show with a musical performance by Run the Jewels with TV on the Radio.
- Margaret Lenker
While Jóhann Jóhannsson leaped to his widest recognition yet for his Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning score for last year's "The Theory Of Everything," those with a keener ear were already acutely aware of his immense talent. He provided the compositions for So Yong Kim's "For Ellen," as well as the terrifically moody sonic backdrop for Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners." He has once again collaborated with the latter director on "Sicario," and today we have the exclusive visual preview of Jóhann Jóhannsson's score. Read More: Gunfire Is Unleashed In Latest Clip From Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio del Toro, "Sicario" follows an FBI agent who is invited to join an inter-agency task force. But when the group leaves their jurisdiction and crosses over into Juárez, the agent is given a wake up call about the reality of the war on. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Winners, as the oft-glimsped interstitial screens on 80s arcade games reminded us, don’t use drugs. However a lot of people do, and in Denis Villeneuve’s new film we join Emily Blunt is leading the fight against a Mexican cartel boss. Sicario played very well at Cannes, and with Roger Deakins behind the camera we’re in
- Jon Lyus
Following on from the arrival of a new clip, poster and banner a few days ago, Lionsgate has debuted another one-sheet for director Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming action thriller Sicario featuring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. Take a look here…
See Also: Watch the trailer for Sicario
In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
Sicario features a very impressive cast that also includes Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy), Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Victor Garber (The Flash). The film is »
- Gary Collinson
Paula Hawkins wrote the best-selling novel of which the film is based, with Emily Blunt (Sicario) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) already cast in the other lead roles. Blunt plays Rachel, “a recent divorcee who narrates the tale and spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning, she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds, involving the other two women.”
Bennett’s star is certainly on the rise after her role in Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer opposite Denzel Washington, as Fuqua added her to the impressive cast of his upcoming The Magnificent Seven remake opposite Washington and Chris Pratt (Jurassic World), and has now joined the »
- Scott J. Davis
Gambit: Lea Seydoux, who co-stars in the upcoming James Bond adventure Spectre (above), has been offered the lead role in Gambit opposite Channing Tatum. The X-Men spinoff centers on a mutant who can control kinetic energy at will, making him an exceptional cardshark and thief. If things work out, Seydoux would play a longtime love with psychic powers who has a tempestuous relationship with Gambit over the years. [Deadline] The Girl on the Train: Haley Bennett (The Equalizer) has nabbed a key role in The Girl on the Train, the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins. The psychological thriller is thrown into motion when a passenger on a commuter train (Emily Blunt) notices that a woman with whom her husband had an affair (Bennett) has...
- Peter Martin
Seydoux, who also stars in the new James Bond film Spectre , is said to have beaten out Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Mad Max: Fury Road star Abbey Lee for the role of Belladonna Boudreaux, although Ferguson is reported to have turned down the role to star in The Girl On the Train with Emily Blunt.
Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher) plays the lead mutant in the film, which is directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and will see Seydoux as Gambit’s childhood love who gains powers of her own when she grows up and becomes head of the Assassin’s Guild.
Expect more casting for the film to be announced soon. Gambit is set for release on October 6th, »
- Scott J. Davis
Though last year’s two biggest stars, Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch, are nowhere to be found on the official, confirmed list of stars attending this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, you can’t say that Toronto will be left wanting in terms of star power.
Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, and Kevin Bacon will be in town promoting their Boston-set crime flick, Black Mass, in co-star Cumberbatch’s absence. Also, though Iron Man won’t make it up north for the Festival, Marvel’s Kate Mara (Fantastic Four) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America) will be backing up Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor on the red carpet for this year’s undisputed big ticket, The Martian. Jake Gyllenhaal will also be on-hand in support of Tiff's opening film, Demolition.
There is also a large contingent of Hollywood legends also heading to Toronto this year, including Michael Caine, »
- Sasha James
Emily Blunt is Rachel, "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" breakout Rebecca Ferguson nabbed the role of Anne, and now Tate Taylor's ("The Help," "Get On Up") adaptation of the best-selling thriller "The Girl On The Train", has found its Megan. Deadline reports that rising star Haley Bennett ("The Equalizer," plus upcoming films from Terrence Malick and Warren Beatty) has joined the movie about a young woman whose observances on her daily commute take a sudden and deadly turn when she sees something not quite right. Here's the book synopsis: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
There are few things, we'd suggest, liable to brighten up a Tuesday afternoon more than Emily Blunt crashing a van through someone's house and then shooting the place up. So with that in mind, here's a new clip from Denis Villeneuve's cartel crime thriller Sicario. You're welcome.Sicario – which means “hitman” in Mexico – is set on the lawless border between the United States and its southern neighbour, where some of the most violent battles of the drug war are fought. Dropped into this near literal trial by fire is idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Blunt), who has been recruited by shadowy elite government agent Matt (Josh Brolin). Heading across the border with an enigmatic “consultant” (Benicio Del Toro), Kate and her team start a journey that will have her questioning everything she knows about good and bad. She witnesses the many shades of grey that lie in between what »
Director Tate Taylor (The Help) has secured his three leading ladies for the upcoming adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ best-seller The Girl On The Train, after Deadline broke that The Equalizer‘s Haley Bennett has joined the project to play the titular part.
Bennett joins Emily Blunt and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation‘s Rebecca Ferguson for the much-touted novel-to-screen translation, which has since drawn comparisons to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and its thriller tenets. Working from a screenplay produced by Erin Cressida Wilson, Taylor’s film centers around Bennett’s Rachel, an everyday commuter who tries to brighten up her trips to and from work by dreaming up a scenario for a seemingly idyllic suburban home.
Jess and Jason, as she refers to them, are a perfectly happy married couple living a life that she so longs for, but one morning when her train passes by their house she witnesses something bizarre – deadly, »
- Michael Briers
Emily Blunt plays a recent divorcee who spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day.
One morning, she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds, involving the other two women (Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson).
Erin Cressida Wilson wrote the script.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Tate Taylor has locked down the main trio of female stars for his next film, the adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ best-seller The Girl On The Train. Completing the initial batch of casting is The Equalizer’s Haley Bennett.Erin Cressida Wilson adapted the script from Hawkins’ much buzzed-about book, which drew comparisons to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl for its narrative. We’ll caution that even the basic synopsis might be considered a spoiler, but read on if you wish… The story follows a recently divorced woman called Rachel (Emily Blunt) struggling with her life and sinking into alcoholism to try to cope. She sees a seemingly perfect couple from her London train ride every day and starts to fantasise about their lives. But things take a turn when she sees something shocking happen in the house… This is shaping up to be something special on the acting front, with Blunt and, »
The story is based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, which centers on one woman (Blunt) devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. Along the way, she becomes entangled in a mystery revolving around the married couple and another woman and spins out of control.
Ferguson plays the married woman, with Bennett landing the role of the other woman Blunt’s character encounters.
- Justin Kroll
Paula Hawkins's bestseller The Girl on the Train is this Summer's Gone Girl, and it's also going to be adapted into a movie soon. The Help's director, Tate Taylor, will helm the London-area-set mystery, which revolves around a woman (Ok, a girl) whose obsession with a couple she sees on her daily commute may be more insidious than it seems. Emily Blunt recently signed on for a role, and now the other lead actresses have been announced, too. See who's playing who in this big-screen thriller. »
After working with Antoine Fuqua on “The Equalizer” and “The Magnificent Seven,” Haley Bennett is in negotiations to play Megan alongside Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in DreamWorks’ adaptation of “The Girl on the Train” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. “The Help” filmmaker Tate Taylor will direct from a script by Erin Cressida Wilson, who adapted the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins. The story follows Rachel (Blunt) as she fantasizes during her daily commute about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until she sees something shocking happen there. »
- Jeff Sneider
Exclusive: Haley Bennett has landed the role of Megan in The Girl On The Train, starring alongside Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in the Tate Taylor-directed adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ runaway bestseller novel for DreamWorks. Bennett is coming off The Equalizer, and she is starring in the currently shooting The Magnificent Seven. She also stars in the upcoming untitled Warren Beatty film. Blunt plays Rachel, a recent divorcee who narrates the tale and spends her daily… »
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