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James Franco Launches Nonprofit Film Studio With Art of Elysium Charity (Exclusive)

10 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One of Hollywood’s enduring mysteries is how James Franco does it all — acting, directing, writing books, teaching university classes, pursuing multiple post-graduate degrees and, occasionally, (rumor has it) sleeping.

Now the multihyphenate star of “Milk” and “127 Hours” has another new venture, a nonprofit film studio that he says combines many of his passions — making films, teaching student filmmakers and benefiting his favorite charity.

Elysium Bandini Studios brings together the Art of Elysium charity with Franco’s Rabbit Bandini production banner to support the film projects of students and professionals, with any proceeds going entirely to Art of Elysium. The 19-year-old charity brings actors and other artists into contact with people in need — from hospitalized children, to the elderly and homeless to, soon, veterans and prisoners. As many as 4,000 artists work with needy clients on projects ranging from essays to poetry to plays, films and art installations.

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Johnny Depp Reveals How He Fell in Love with Amber Heard: 'She Was in My Head'

5 February 2016 2:15 PM, PST | | See recent news »

When Johnny Depp met his wife, Amber Heard, for the first time, he knew they had something special. The couple, who just celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary, met on the set of 2011's The Rum Diary. And while there were definitely sparks between them while filming, Depp says it wasn't until after they parted ways that he realized how strong his feelings for her really were. "She was in my head, so I tracked her down," Depp, 52, said onstage at the 31st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Thursday, where he was presented with the Maltin Modern Master Award »

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Johnny Depp Reveals How He Fell in Love with Amber Heard: 'She Was in My Head'

5 February 2016 2:15 PM, PST | | See recent news »

When Johnny Depp met his wife, Amber Heard, for the first time, he knew they had something special. The couple, who just celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary, met on the set of 2011's The Rum Diary. And while there were definitely sparks between them while filming, Depp says it wasn't until after they parted ways that he realized how strong his feelings for her really were. "She was in my head, so I tracked her down," Depp, 52, said onstage at the 31st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Thursday, where he was presented with the Maltin Modern Master Award »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Inside Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's First Year of Marriage: They ''Understand One Another in a Way No One Else Ever Could''

3 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

One year later, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are going strong. The unfairly gorgeous couple made it official one year ago today, marrying in a civil ceremony at home in front of a handful of family members days before they threw a larger—yet still intimate—wedding on Depp's island in the Bahamas. While their courtship raised a few eyebrows at the time (news of their engagement broke in January 2014 just a couple of days after their first red carpet appearance together), they then waited another full year before swapping vows, another year to bond and nurture their relationship. And now, as they mark their first wedding anniversary, it sounds as though these two remain the most kindred of »

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You Can Feel the Heat Between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in These Steamy Snaps

2 February 2016 11:30 AM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

There's been a mysterious air around Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's relationship since they were first linked in 2012 - even Amber's quotes about their marriage are slightly cryptic - but one thing is clear: they have insane chemistry. Even before they tied the knot in a secret ceremony in February 2015, Johnny and Amber were showing sexy Pda and bringing the heat at public events, and they haven't stopped. Did you see their hot appearance at the Art of Elysium Heaven Gala in January? We guarantee you'll feel their magnetic attraction as you scroll through these steamy shots of the couple. »

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'Masters of the Universe' Eyes 'Terminator Salvation' Director

22 January 2016 12:36 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures has been developing a reboot of Masters of the Universe since 2009, when they acquired the project from Warner Bros., but over the past seven years, the project has never fully gotten off the ground. Today we have a new report from Deadline that reveals that project has been given a new lease on life, with filmmaker McG now in talks to direct. The studio hasn't set a release date at this time, and it isn't known when they are aiming to start production quite yet.

The franchise is set on the planet Eternia, following a young man named Adam who has the power to turn himself into a mighty warrior named He-Man. Adam becomes the planet's last hope to defeat the evil Skeletor, who has devastated the entire planet on his quest to conquer castle Greyskull. We last reported on this project in October when Christopher Yost signed on to write the script, »

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Vanessa Paradis Does Some Shopping With Her Lookalike Daughter, Lily-Rose Depp

18 January 2016 7:07 PM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

Vanessa Paradis and her daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, went shoe shopping together in La on Monday. The duo were spotted heading to Shoe Palace in West Hollywood, CA, and were nearly identical in jeans, layered tops, and black jackets. The 16-year-old Lily-Rose was clearly blessed with genes from both her singer-model mom and superstar dad Johnny Depp and has been parlaying her stunning looks into an already burgeoning career: not only was she named a Chanel ambassador and muse to designer Karl Lagerfeld - just like her mom was at the age of 16 - but she also recently landed her first-ever magazine cover and attended the star-studded Stella McCartney presentation with her dad and stepmom Amber Heard last week. Back in November, Johnny spoke about how proud he was of Lily-Rose for her determination, work ethic, and "sensible, responsible" personality. He opened up about her recent announcement that she identifies as sexually fluid, »

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Fan-art: Here's What Amber Heard Might Look Like As 'Mera' In Aquaman

18 January 2016 5:24 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Created by the extremely talented @Bosslogic (via, the artwork below offers up an idea of what Amber Heard Might look like as Mera in Justice League and the planned solo movie for Aquaman. With director James Wan sharing the news via his Facebook account recently, it seems likely that The Rum Diary star will end up appearing in the movie alongside Jason Momoa, and if she looks half as good as this in the role, we'll be in for a treat! While that movie isn't set to be released until 2017, Justice League hits next year, so we should hear something official about this casting fairly soon. For now, let us know what you think of this artwork in the usual place.  »

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‘The Adderall Diaries’ Review

17 January 2016 6:13 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Amber Heard, James Franco, Christian Slater, Ed Harris, Wilmer Valderrama, Cynthia Nixon, Jim Parrack, Timothée Chalamet, Danny Flaherty, Michael Cristofer, Tonya Glanz, Jessica Leccia, Gabriela Fresquez, Casper Andreas, Jimmy Gary Jr. | Written by Stephen Elliott, Pamela Romanowsky | Directed by Pamela Romanowsky

Adderall: now coming to a college campus near you. Well besides its intended usage for concentration in individuals who have Add, Adderall plays a part in the aptly titled The Adderall Diaries, a film, starring Amber Heard, Christian Slater, Ed Harris and James Franco, that follows a writer who is emotionally and creatively depressed, all the while dealing with a terrible childhood and contemplating his relationships with the people who have entered and left from his life.

The Adderall Diaries is adapted from Stephen Elliott’s book of the same name, which is about the author writing about the Hans Reiser murder trial all the while coming to »

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The Week in Spandex – Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Deadpool, DC and Marvel TV, Batman: The Killing Joke, Heroes Recancelled and more

16 January 2016 4:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Legion of Super-Heroes, Vixen, Batman: Bad Blood, Batman: The Killing Joke, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Widow, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Damage Control, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Deadpool, Cable, Gambit, Fantastic Four, Hellfire, Superior, Heroes Reborn and more…

We’ll kick off this rather packed edition of The Week in Spandex with the DC Extended Universe, and with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just over a couple of months away from release director Zack Snyder has shared the first clip from the film, which features a rather tense standoff between The Dark Knight (Ben Affleck) and the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) [watch it here], while a »

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Connie Nielsen to play Hippolyta in Wonder Woman, Chris Pine confirms World War I setting

15 January 2016 2:11 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we heard some potential casting news on Aquaman, with Amber Heard (Magic Mike Xxl) in talks to play Mera, and now comes news on another DC Extended Universe movie, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Connie Nielsen has nabbed the role of Hippolyta in Wonder Woman.

Hippolyta is the mother of Diana (Gal Gadot) and the queen of Themyscira; the character made her first comic book appearance alongside her daughter way back in 1941’s All Star Comics #8.

See Also: Zack Snyder explains why he cast Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Meanwhile, Chris Pine has been speaking to the Toronto Sun about the Amazon Princess’ solo movie, confirming what we’ve suspected given the set photos: that the film is set to take place – at least in part – during World War I.

“It’s a period we don’t see often; it’s usually World War II,” said Pine. “Our costume design is incredible. »

- Gary Collinson

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Reena Dutt, Kyle Martin & Kimberly Parker Chosen as Sffs Producer Fellowships Recipients

15 January 2016 11:50 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Shortly after the Sundance Institute named their January Screenwriter’s Lab roster, it’s another West coast entity that is offering some support to the next gen of producers.  The San Francisco Film Society folks have bestowed the Producer Fellowships to Reena Dutt, Kyle Martin (who is know best from producing Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture and Lance EdmandsBluebird) and Kimberly Parker (who most recently produced Katie Says Goodbye – a title we had pegged for Sundance). Here is the press release.

This round of Sffs Producer Fellowships runs from January to June 2016, kicking off with a 5-day networking trip to the Sundance Film Festival. In addition to this excursion, over the course of the Fellowship each winner will receive:

A $25,000–$40,000 cash grant to be used for living expenses. Individual amounts depend on place of residence and estimated travel costs to participate in Bay Area fellowship components.

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"Aquaman" Movie Updates

14 January 2016 12:04 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to reports, producers of the upcoming "Aquaman" solo feature film, starring Jason Momoa, are in negotiations with actress Amber Heard, to co-star as a DC Comic's superhero character:

Heard is in talk to play the role of 'Mera', an 'undersea queen' debuting in DC's "Aquaman" #11 (September 1963), created by writer Jack Miller and illustrator Nick Cardy... the former 'Queen of Dimension Aqua', 'Queen of Atlantis' and wife of 'Arthur Curry' aka 'Aquaman'.

In her first appearance, Mera is fleeing the criminal 'Leron', who seized control of her kingdom, when she arrives on the surface and meets the human Aquaman, who vows to help her. 

But Leron captures them, imprisoning Aquaman and Mera in 'Dimension Aqua'.

Aided by the water spirit known as 'Quisp', Aquaman manages to free Mera and defeats Leron. 

Mera abdicates the throne of 'Xebel' to 'Queen V'lana', returning to Atlantis to marry Aquaman. »

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Amber Heard May Be Lookin' At 'Aquaman' - MTV

14 January 2016 10:37 AM, PST | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

Love is in the … water. It looks like the King of the Seven Seas may have finally chosen his Queen, as Amber Heard is now reportedly in talks to star as Mera, Queen of Xebel and later Atlantis in Warner Bros.’ DC Universe. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Mera will first make a splash in Warner Bros.’ “Justice League,” alongside Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, and then she’ll be featured more prominently in its “Aquaman” follow up. »

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Amber Heard In Talks To Play Aquaman’s Queen In DC Extended Universe

14 January 2016 5:08 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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If you’re going to fill the role of one of the most attractive comic book characters to live under the sea, you may as well hire one of the hottest women to live on land. The Hollywood Reporter are spreading the good word that Amber Heard (Magic Mike Xxl, Machete Kills) is in negotiations for the role of Aquaman’s wife (and queen of Atlantis), Mera.

Not only would Heard appear in the Aquaman film that Jason Momoa is headlining in 2018, she would also apparently be given screen time in Justice League: Part One, due out next year. With a release date for DC and Warner Bros. Avengers-beater approaching so rapidly, expect a lot more casting updates such as this to crop up as the studio get all their ducks in a row.

James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7) is attached to direct Aquaman, »

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Aquaman: Amber Heard in talks for key role

13 January 2016 10:30 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Amber Heard is set to join Justice League and Aquaman, in the role of Mera...

It looks like Amber Heard is the latest to join the DC movie universe, with the news that she's in talks to take on the role of Mera.

Mera will first appear in the Justice League films, that director Zack Snyder is in the early-ish stages of putting together. Furthermore, she will then go on to play Mera in the Aquaman movie, that James Wan is set to direct. Mera has the power to control and solidify water, and she becomes the queen of Atlantis in the comics.

Jason Momoa is already on board to play Aquaman of course, and the standalone Aquaman movie is currently scheduled for release on July 27th 2018.

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Amber Heard set for the female lead in ‘Aquaman’

13 January 2016 9:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amber Heard is all set to play the female lead in DC and Warner Brothers’ big-screen Aquaman movie. Heard is officially ‘in negotiations’ to star opposite Jason Momoa‘s title character in the planned movie, which has a release date set for July 27, 2018.

If she joins the project, the actress will play the role of Mera, the love interest of Aquaman and eventual queen of Atlantis. James Wan (The Conjuring, Saw) will direct the feature, which will either be written by David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2), or Kurt Johnstad (300) – there are two scripts currently being written for the studio, who we assume will pick the best.

Amber Heard can currently be seen in awards fodder The Danish Girl.

The post Amber Heard set for the female lead in ‘Aquaman’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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Amber Heard Joins the 'Aquaman' and 'Justice League' Movies

13 January 2016 4:39 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Amber Heard is an actress who's always been right on the cusp of breaking out in a much bigger way. She's pretty fantastic in genre movies (see Drive Angry, Zombieland, Machete Kills), and lately she's been flirting with more prestigious fare (see The Danish Girl). Now comes confirmation that Heard's star status is about to take a more heroic jump, with The Wrap reporting that she's in talks to star as Aquaman's (Jason Momoa) love interest Mera in the 2018 Aquaman movie, with her introduction coming in 2017's Justice League film. Mera is kind of a big deal and Queen of Atlantis, not to mention Aquaman's main squeeze. Among her powers is the ability to control water, and she's been a central figure in the Aquaman comics since the '60s. Zack...

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'Aquaman' may have found its leading lady in 'Magic Mike Xxl's' Amber Heard

13 January 2016 3:25 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Director James Wan may be courting "Magic Mike Xxl" actress Amber Heard to play superpowered queen of Atlantis and Aquaman's leading lady, Mera.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amber Heard is in talks to star in the upcoming "Aquaman" film alongside "Game of Thrones" Jason Momoa. The THR also states that if Heard signs on to play Mera, she will make her first appearance in "Justice League: Part One", which opens in theaters November 27, 2017.    Casting Mera is a huge step forward for superhero movies. Mera is not only the love of Aquaman's life, she's also the queen of Atlantis. She has amazing powers and is considered Aquaman's equal. With the "Wonder Woman" movie coming out in 2017, and the casting news that "House of Cards" Robin Wright could be playing Hippolyta, Wonder Woman's mother and queen of the Amazons, it's about time we get more superpowered ladies on screen. »

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Amber Heard in Talks to Star in 'Aquaman' As Mera

13 January 2016 12:11 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Finally, Mera has been (allegedly) cast for Warner Brothers and DC's "Aquaman" feature length film starring Jason Momoa and directed by James Wan. The actress that will play the role? Amber Heard. Now, this kind of goes against literally every rumor we've heard about the characters involvement in the Dceu, like how WB was looking for an ethnic actress to fill the role, but regardless, this is an awesome get.

The actress is reportedly having several meetings with the studio to lock everything down for the role, and we can only hope it becomes official in the next few days/weeks.

According to the trade, she will make her appearance first in Justice League, the movie that introduces various characters and story threads to fully launch the cinematic universe based on the DC Entertainment characters.

Warner Brothers had no comment on the matter. (So it's true, duh)

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- Nicholas Williams

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