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'Brooklyn' budget was bridge to creativity

18 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen’s contributing editor Wendy Mitchell talked to the film’s producer Finola Dwyer at The UK Film Centre in Cannes.

Jon Crowley’s upcoming film Brooklyn took Sundance by storm, resulting in a record-breaking bidding war.

“When I read Colm Tóibín’s novel (of the same name), I loved it. I think it’s a universal issue where people live somewhere other than where they were born. But I thought it would be expensive, being based in Ireland and the Us.”

After a fate meeting with Tóibín in New York, the writer agreed to give Dwyer the option rights for the book.

“I immediately got in touch with Nick Hornby, whom I worked with on An Education. We both shared the same vision, and the script came together very quickly.”

Casting was more complicated – with Rooney Mara initially set to play the lead. As the development stage lingered on, she became »

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Will Ferrell Set To Star In Lasse Hallström’s Comedy Tom’S Dad

16 May 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Box office winner and Golden Globe nominee Will Ferrell (Get Hard, Anchorman 1 and 2) will star in the comedy Tom’S Dad to be directed by Oscar nominated director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, The Hundred-foot Journey).

Principal photography on the feature film is slated to begin early next year, with further casting underway.

Set in 1960s Nevada, Arthur (Ferrell) is a struggling nightclub performer hoping to make it big with his stage act involving circus animals. He is forced to reconnect with his estranged 12-year old son, Tom, when his ex-wife departs on a three week trip, leaving the pair to rekindle their father-son relationship.

It was announced today by producers Joni Levin and Keith Clarke (The Way Back, upcoming Ben Hur) of Point Blank Productions, Christi Dembrowski and Johnny Depp of Infinitum Nihil (Hugo, Rum Diary, Dark Shadows) and Arsenal’s John Ptak (Let Me In, »

- Michelle McCue

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Time Machine: Rare Woman Foreign Film Oscar Winner Bier on the Red Carpet Long Before Directing Cooper-Lawrence Duo

15 May 2015 7:07 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Susanne Bier Oscar winner 'In a Better World' director Susanne Bier Susanne Bier, whose In a Better World won the 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, is seen above on the 83rd Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre. The other 2011 Oscar nominees in the Best Foreign Language Film category were: Rachid Bouchareb's Outside the Law / Hors-la-loi (Algeria). Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful (Mexico). Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth (Greece). Denis Villeneuve's Incendies (Canada). As in previous years, several international favorites were left out of the 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar competition. Among these were the following: Xavier Beauvois' French Academy César winner Of Gods and Men / Des hommes et des dieux (France). Semih Kaplanoglu's 2010 Berlin Film Festival winner Bal / Honey (Turkey). Apichatpong Weerasethakul's 2010 Cannes Film Festival winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives / Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (Thailand). Prior to In a Better World, »

- D. Zhea

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Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening Join The Seagull

14 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Anton Chekhov’s classic 1896 play The Seagull is getting ready to take flight once more, now that Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening have signed on to lead theatre and film director Michael Mayer’s new take on the tale.

Ant-Man‘s Corey Stoll and newcomer Billy Howe are also in the cast for the adaptation, which boasts a script by Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam (play Sons of the Prophet). Mayer is a versatile helmer best known for directing Broadway productions Spring Awakening back in 2007 and Hedwig and the Angry Inch last year. He was Tony-nominated for both and won for the former. As a film and television director, he helmed the family pic Flicka back in 2006 and also worked on NBC’s short-lived musical drama Smash.

The Seagull centers on the romantic and artistic clashes between fading actress Irina Arkadina; fresh-faced ingenue Nina Zarechnaya; famous writer Boris Trigorin, Irina »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening to Star in Adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’ (Exclusive)

13 May 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening are set to star in a movie adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” which has been added to the Cannes sales slate of Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s K5 Intl.

The film will be directed by Michael Mayer, who won a Tony in 2007 for “Spring Awakening” and was nominated for “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” last year. It has been adapted by playwright Stephen Karam, who wrote Pulitzer Prize finalist “Sons of the Prophet.” The producers are Leslie Urdang (“Rabbit Hole”), actor-producer Tom Hulce (“Amadeus”) and Bob Salerno (“21 Grams,” “We Need to Talk About Kevin”).

Bening, who has been nominated for four Oscars, most recently appeared alongside Al Pacino in “Danny Collins.” Ronan’s latest credits include “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and Sundance player “Brooklyn,” which Fox Searchlight picked up for the U.S.

Also in “The Seagull” are Corey Stoll, who was »

- Leo Barraclough

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Saoirse Ronan Talks Playing an Unusual Kidnap Victim in Lifetime's Stockholm, Pennsylvania, Wanting a Role on SNL's "The Californians"

9 May 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

If there’s one thing that’s plagued Saoirse Ronan her entire life, it’s people mispronouncing her name. For those wondering, she says, “I pronounce it Sir-sha like inertia.” It’s one of the only things she has in common with her character Leia in Lifetime’s new eerie film Stockholm, Pennsylvania.  Leia, a young girl who was kidnapped at age 4 and raised by her captor Ben (Jason Isaacs) as a daughter, has gone through life unaware of the outside world, her real family, and even her real name (it’s [...] »

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Time Machine: Pre-Ted Wahlberg - Bypassed for Best Actor Oscar - and Super-Model Wife on the Red Carpet

7 May 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham on the Oscars' Red Carpet Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham at the Academy Awards Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham in a red-and-golden outfit are pictured above on the 2011 Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony was held on Sunday, Feb. 27. Wahlberg, decades ago known as underwear model Marky Mark, was an Oscar nominee as one of the producers of Best Picture contender The Fighter – which ultimately lost to odds-on favorite The King's Speech. Mark Wahlberg was the only major player in the David O. Russell-directed boxing drama who failed to be nominated for an Academy Award in the acting categories. Co-stars Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, and Christian Bale were all shortlisted; Leo and Bale ended up winning in their respective supporting categories. Wahlberg, however, was a Best Supporting Actor nominee four years ago: for »

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Cmg to sell ‘Loving Vincent’

3 May 2015 10:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Edward Noeltner is Cannes-bound with world sales rights to the prestige Vincent Van Gogh ‘painted animation’ starring Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn and Chris O’Dowd.

Oscar-winning stables Breakthru Films and Trademark Films are behind Loving Vincent, which tells of the final months and mysterious death of the famously troubled 19th century Dutch post-Impressionist.

Production got underway last week at Three Mills Studio in London’s East End and principal animation will continue in Gdansk.

Eleanor Tomlinson, Helen McCrory, John Sessions and Aidan Turner round out the key cast on what the producers cite as the world’s first ‘painted animation’ feature.

They plan to bring Van Gogh’s masterpieces to life using the Painted Animation Workstation system patented by Breakthru Films, Hugh Welchman’s London and Poland-based company that won the best animation short Oscar for Peter & The Wolf in 2008.

The filmmakers will project live-action footage frame-by-frame onto canvas and deploy a team of »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ryan Gosling’s Lost River Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on May 5

29 April 2015 7:32 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Ryan Gosling's Lost River debuted at SXSW in March and then debuted simultaneously on Digital and theatrically in early April. A month later on May 5, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Lost River on Blu-ray and DVD.

Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Iain De Caestecker, Matt Smith, Reda Kateb, Barbara Steele, Eva Mendes and Ben Mendelsohn. The film is Gosling's directorial debut and he wrote the screenplay as well.

For its disc debut, Warner is releasing Lost River as a standalone Blu-ray or DVD release. No bonus features are included.

Lost River is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (Iain »

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Animated 'Loving Vincent' begins shoot

29 April 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Vincent Van Gogh biopic will see 60 artists produce 57,800 oil paintings to make up the film, starring Douglas Booth and Saoirse Ronan.

Principal photography has begun on animated feature Loving Vincent at London’s Three Mills Studio.  The film tells the story of the final months and mysterious death of artist Vincent Van Gogh.

Billed as “the world’s first painted animation feature”, the film aims to bring Van Gogh’s masterpieces to life in a unique way.  Live action footage will be filmed and then projected, frame by frame, onto canvas and painted over in oils in the style of Van Gogh

A total of 60 painters will work for a year to complete the 57,800 oil paintings making up the film.

Loving Vincent stars Douglas Booth (The Riot Club), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Chris O’Dowd (Calvary), Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel), John Sessions (The Iron Lady), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), and Aidan Turner (The Hobbit).

It »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Ryan Gosling to star in Blade Runner 2 with Harrison Ford

16 April 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to join the cast of Blade Runner 2 alongside Harrison Ford.

Preparation is already well underway for the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi film which was directed by Ridley Scott.

Gosling is in line to star in the Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel. It will be executive produced by Scott and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green from an idea by Fancher and Scott.

Ford is returning as Rick Deckard with principal photography set to begin in the summer of 2016.

All that is known of the story is that it will pick up a few decades after the original, but further details and who Gosling will play are as yet unclear.

Digital Spy recently sat down with Gosling to talk about his directorial debut Lost River starring Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes and Saoirse Ronan.

Matt Smith stars as the film's villain and DS asked Gosling if Smith's »

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Watch Matt Smith turn bad for Ryan Gosling's Lost River

15 April 2015 5:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matt Smith leaves Doctor Who behind to play the villainous Bully in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River.

In the clip above - released exclusively through Digital Spy - Smith's sequin jacket-wearing bad guy loses his cool after spotting Bones (Agent of Shield's Iain De Caestecker) stealing his copper.

Bones eventually stumbles into a clearing where a town has been flooded to make way for a reservoir.

We also have a first look at the DVD and Blu-ray artwork for the DVD release, viewable above.

Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Saoirse Ronan and Ben Mendelsohn also feature in the cast of the fantasy drama.

Lost River is showing in cinemas now and will be released on DVD on June 1. Watch Gosling talk Digital Spy through his first film behind the camera below: »

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Ryan Gosling on His Directorial Debut ‘Lost River': It Is My Version of Dark ‘Goonies’

13 April 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hot Fuzz” director Edgar Wright interviewed Ryan Gosling following a Sunday afternoon screening of the Oscar-nominated actor’s directorial debut, “Lost River,” at the Sundance Sunset Cinema in West Hollywood.

The film — which stars Gosling’s “Drive” co-star Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Iain De Caestecker (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Matt Smith (“Doctor Who”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”) and the first-time filmmaker’s partner Eva Mendes — received mostly negative reviews at its premiere at Cannes, including from Variety‘s Justin Chang, who called it a “risible slab of Detroit gothic.”

Gosling opened up about the process of making his first film, stating that his biggest surprise was the production timeline.

“I didn’t know it was going to take three years. You don’t know how to make a movie until you make one. As many as I’ve made as an actor, it doesn’t prepare you at all, »

- Seth Kelley

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‘Lost River’ was wronged by Cannes, and is actually quite magnificent

12 April 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Lost River

Written and directed by Ryan Gosling

USA, 2014

When his film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year, many critics reacted as if Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut had manifested itself into an abusive figure that vomited on their shoes, then repeatedly kicked their dog. Such a reaction was completely unearned by Lost River. There are flaws in the film, understandably, but it shines for them.

The film doesn’t follow a plot so much as it gravitates towards a heightened state of dream-like existence. Bones (Ian De Caestecker) is a teenager who strips houses for copper to support his mother, Billy (Christina Hendricks), and his little brother in an economically desperate and abandoned outskirts of a city (the film as shot in Detroit). Doing so gets him in trouble with a local self-proclaimed crime lord, Bully (Matt Smith). Billy, meanwhile, goes to work in a seedy, macabre »

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Ryan Gosling a secret Doctor Who fan? 'I've never seen anyone like Matt Smith'

10 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ryan Gosling's might be best known for his cool-as-ice roles in Drive and Crazy Stupid Love, but the A-lister steps behind the camera this week for his directorial debut Lost River.

The film boasts an all-star cast of Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Eva Mendes and Saoirse Ronan while ex-Doctor Who Matt Smith makes his Us film debut as the villainous Bully.

Is Gosling a secret Whovian? Digital Spy asked him about this and more as we sat down to discuss his dark Detroit-set fairytale.

"I was writing and I heard his voice," he recalled of his first encounter with Smith.

"Doctor Who was on TV and he was doing a scene where he had a microphone and he was literally ruling the universe telling these spaceships how to it was going to be.

"I've never really seen anybody that looks like him or is like him. He's his own thing. »

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Ryan Gosling a secret Doctor Who fan? 'I've never seen anyone like Matt Smith'

10 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ryan Gosling's might be best known for his cool-as-ice roles in Drive and Crazy Stupid Love, but the A-lister steps behind the camera this week for his directorial debut Lost River.

The film boasts an all-star cast of Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Eva Mendes and Saoirse Ronan while ex-Doctor Who Matt Smith makes his Us film debut as the villainous Bully.

Is Gosling a secret Whovian? Digital Spy asked him about this and more as we sat down to discuss his dark Detroit-set fairytale.

"I was writing and I heard his voice," he recalled of his first encounter with Smith.

"Doctor Who was on TV and he was doing a scene where he had a microphone and he was literally ruling the universe telling these spaceships how to it was going to be.

"I've never really seen anybody that looks like him or is like him. He's his own thing. »

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Ryan Gosling a secret Doctor Who fan? 'I've never seen anyone like Matt Smith'

10 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ryan Gosling's might be best known for his cool-as-ice roles in Drive and Crazy Stupid Love, but the A-lister steps behind the camera this week for his directorial debut Lost River.

The film boasts an all-star cast of Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Eva Mendes and Saoirse Ronan while ex-Doctor Who Matt Smith makes his Us film debut as the villainous Bully.

Is Gosling a secret Whovian? Digital Spy asked him about this and more as we sat down to discuss his dark Detroit-set fairytale.

"I was writing and I heard his voice," he recalled of his first encounter with Smith.

"Doctor Who was on TV and he was doing a scene where he had a microphone and he was literally ruling the universe telling these spaceships how to it was going to be.

"I've never really seen anybody that looks like him or is like him. He's his own thing. »

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Ryan Gosling To Star In Guillermo Del Toro's Disney Movie 'Haunted Mansion'

9 April 2015 3:51 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last month, Ryan Gosling and Guillermo del Toro got together at SXSW to talk about the actor's directorial debut, "Lost River" (check out our report right here). During that talk it was revealed that Gosling and del Toro met a few years before to talk about a project, and though they didn't disclose which one, maybe we have our answer. The Wrap reports that Gosling is in talks to star in del Toro's long developing "Haunted Mansion" for Disney. The movie has been in the works since 2010, and it's been one the director has been eager about. "It's going to be scary. Hopefully it will be fun scary, rather than funny scary. It's going to be fun but the idea is to make it scary like when you go through the ride as the kid — part of you is charmed and part of you wants to get out of there, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Lost River' Clips Tease Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut

9 April 2015 2:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River debuts in limited theaters and VOD formats tomorrow, Warner Bros. has released three new clips from this dark drama. The new filmmaker does not appear in front of the camera, but he directs an ensemble cast featuring Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Iain De Caestecker, Ben Mendelsohn and Barbara Steele. For those in the Los Angeles area, writer-director Ryan Gosling will also take part in a Q&A session moderated by director Edgar Wright following the 3:00Pm screening at Sundance Sunset Cinemas on Sunday, April 12th.

Lost River is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy, a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. »

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Lost River review: Ryan Gosling's dark fairytale shoots for the stars

9 April 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Ryan Gosling; Screenwriter: Ryan Gosling; Starring: Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn; Running time: 93 mins; Certificate: 15

Sometimes it's no fun being Ryan Gosling. No, not the actor who's the beloved star of The Notebook and Blue Valentine, but the filmmaker who saw his deeply-personal directorial debut Lost River savaged by critics at Cannes last year. Debuting three years after Drive blew the roof off the festival's Palais, Lost River received the kind of drubbing that'd have you believe it was a crime against cinema.

Fast forward to now and it's arriving to the masses with around 15 minutes shorn from the Cannes cut - diminished expectations end up doing it lot of favours. Gosling shoots for the stars with Lost River and doesn't quite make it, but why vilify him for showing ambition? Had this been made by a first-timer who wasn't an A-list actor, »

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