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Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl Tapped For ‘Woman In Gold’

3 April 2014 6:34 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: The Weinstein Company has set Ryan Reynolds and is negotiating with Daniel Bruhl to join Helen Mirren in Woman In Gold, a fact-based story that Simon Curtis will direct in May. Mirren will play real-life heroine Maria Altmann, a Jewish WWII survivor who fought the Austrian government to get back several paintings by Gustav Klimt that were pilfered from her family during wartime. Reynolds will play the attorney who took his case despite knowing little about art, and Bruhl will play his adversary. David Thompson and Kris Thykier are producing, while the executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein for TWC, Christine Langan for BBC and Ed Rubin. The script was written by Alexi Kay Campbell. The film reunites Harvey Weinstein with Curtis, who most recently directed My Week With Marilyn for TWC. Reynolds just finished Mississippi Grind for directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and he is the »


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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #48. Mia Hansen-Love’s Eden

28 February 2014 6:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »


Director: Mia Hansen-Love

Writers: Mia Hansen-Love, Sven Hansen-Love

Producers: Charles Gillibert, Jimmy Price

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Greta Gerwig, Brady Corbet, Laura Smet, Golshifteh Farahani, Pauline Etienne

After winning the Un Certain Regard Grand Jury prize for her 2009 sophomore feature The Father of My Children, Mia Hansen-Love (who is married to Olivier Assayas), has quickly become one of the most notable directors working with her lauded trio of films. Her latest was co-written by her brother, who was a deejaying in France in the 90s. An exciting and internationally mixed cast (American notables Gerwig and Corbet join Iranian actress Farhani and a slew of known French players, like Smet and up and comer Etienne) should help broaden interests here as well.

Gist: A chronicle of the electronic music boom of the 1990s.

Release Date: We’re hoping to see Hansen-Love invited to the Main Competition at Cannes. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #49. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck’s Mississippi Grind

28 February 2014 6:15 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Mississippi Grind

Directors: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

Writers: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

Producers: Electric City Ent.’s Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricof, Sycamore PicturesBen Nearn and Tom Rice

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Analeigh Tipton, Sienna Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Alfre Woodard

In our books, the Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are two for three in their relatively young filmmaking career. The tonally deficient adaptation of Ned Vizzini’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) landed like a dud, but this doesn’t take away from the pure, almost direct cinema portraits in Half Nelson (2006) and sophomore film Sugar (2008), both of those films are like riding your bike without holding onto the handles: unfiltered worlds captured with a graceful air of unknown. The key ingredient here with Mississippi Grind is Ben Mendelsohn – we’ve yet to see him in an off performance since Animal Kingdom »

- Eric Lavallee

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #50. Jessica Hausner’s Amour Fou

28 February 2014 6:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Amour Fou

Director: Jessica Hausner

Writer: Jessica Hausner

Producers: Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Philippe Bober

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnoeink, Stephan Grossmann

We’re excited to see Hausner’s followup to her excellent third feature, 2009’s Lourdes, which starred Sylvie Testud and Lea Seydoux. While many had been hoping her latest would have been ready for a late 2013 release, we can look forward to seeing her latest get a prime slot at a major festival. Starring Christian Friedel, who many will recognize from The White Ribbon, Hausner seems to be positioning a new take on the period piece.

Gist: Amour Fou is inspired by the life and death of the poet Heinrich von Kleist and his partner in death, Henriette Vogel. However, rather than being a biographical portrait, the film is to be understood as a parallel about the ambivalence of love. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Casting Net: Julianne Nicholson to play Ethan Hawke's ex-wife; Plus, Albert Brooks joins 'A Most Violent Year,' more

27 January 2014 6:04 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County) and Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom) have joined the coming-of-age pic Ten Thousand Saints, set in the ’80s in New York City’s Lower East Side. American Splendor directing team Bob Pulcini and Shari Berman have assembled a fairly big cast for the project including Ethan HawkeEmile Hirsch, and Ender’s Game co-stars Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld. Mortimer will be playing Hawke’s girlfriend and Steinfeld’s mother, while Nicholson has been cast as Hawke’s ex-wife and mother of Butterfield. [THR]

Albert Brooks, who recently appeared in This Is 40, will play Oscar Isaac »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Analeigh Tipton Joins Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller in ‘Mississippi Grind’ (Exclusive)

27 January 2014 10:21 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fresh off working with Scarlett Johansson on Luc Besson’s action movie “Lucy,” Analeigh Tipton has signed on to join Ryan Reynolds in Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden’s drama “Mississippi Grind,” TheWrap has learned. Fleck and Boden will direct from their own original screenplay. The filmmakers previously collaborated on the critically acclaimed dramas “Half Nelson” and “Sugar,” as well as “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.” Reynolds stars as Curtis, a charismatic drifter who sets off with a down-on-his-luck poker player named Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn) on a road trip through the South, where the duo plan to win back what they’ve already. »

- Jeff Sneider

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