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The producers behind The Hunger Games are going from dystopian future to modern-day Dickensian adventure. Nina Jacobson and her Color Force production company have optioned The Goldfinch, the best-selling novel by Donna Tartt, to adapt either as a feature or a TV mini-series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Goldfinch is only the third novel by the author of 1992’s The Secret History, which sold over five million copies, as well as 2002’s The Little Friend. Attempts to adapt both of her previous works, both as features and mini-series, have only secured prime real estate in development
- Borys Kit, Tatiana Siegel
The book was published last fall and still ranks second on the New York Times bestseller list.
The sprawling story, which takes place over two decades, follows a boy who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He survives the explosion and absconds with Fabritius’ painting, “The Goldfinch.” The story then follows him as a rich, Upper East Side family takes him in and he later reunites with his father — an alcoholic gambling addict who takes him to Las Vegas.
It makes sense that Tartt and her ICM Partner agents would pursue Jacobson as a producer following the success she has had in turning the “The Hunger Games” franchise into a box-office smash.
Given the scope of the story, it hasn’t »
- Justin Kroll
Nina Jacobson and her colleagues at Color Force have attached themselves to produce an adaptation of the “The Goldfinch,” Donna Tartt's best-selling novel that the New York Times Book Review called one of the 10 best of 2013. ICM Partners, which represents Tartt, brought the novel to Color Force, the production company that helped turn “The Hunger Games” book series into one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Far broader in scope than those young adult novels, it remains unclear what form the adaptation will take. They would like to find a filmmaker first. “We are looking for the. »
- Lucas Shaw
New Hunger Games 3,Mockinjay Part 1 official spoilers,plotline revealed by Lionsgate. Recently, Lionsgate released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay Part 1" action/drama flick, and it sounds very interesting and intense as Katniss will battle to save Peeta, her nation, and more! The official synopsis reads like this: "The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of Commander Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson »
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. Opens on November 22, 2013. »
A pair of flicks that were shut out at the Oscars on Sunday lead the field for the erstwhile music network’s film nods. American Hustle and The Wolf Of Wall Street snagged eight noms apiece for the 23rd MTV Movie Awards. Close behind are The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with seven and We’re The Millers with six, including a coveted Best Shirtless Performance nom for Jennifer Aniston. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Dallas Buyers Club, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, This Is The End and Best Picture champ 12 Years A Slave are next with four apiece. Conan O’Brien will serve as host of this year’s festivities, which air live on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. The show — which last year switched from its longtime post-Memorial Day date to April — again relishes is such signature categories as Best Kiss, Best Scared-As-s**T Performance and #WTFMoment, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
We’re back! Did you survive the Oscars? Are you looking for something to watch on Blu-ray, DVD, or streaming service? We have a few options for you released right at the end of February or the beginning of March, including a couple great animated shows, a Best Picture nominee, an FX sitcom, and a mega-blockbuster. Pick your favorites. All five are worth a look.
Photo credit: Paramount
What do Alexander Payne, David O. Russell, and Martin Scorsese’s latest films all have in common? While being multiple category nominees, they all went home empty-handed at the Oscars Sunday night. While the inferior “Dallas Buyers Club” took three trophies, Payne’s beautiful character piece about a man clinging to false hope when he thinks he has won a sweepstakes was overlooked. No matter. “Nebraska” will find the audience it deserves, and then some. This is the kind of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
At the tail end of 2013, Iron Man 3 received one of the biggest bitch-slaps of the year, courtesy of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The teen novel adaptation swooped in and eclipsed the Marvel superhero’s spot as the highest grossing movie of the year, at least in terms of domestic box office. While The Hunger Games: Catching Fire didn’t overcome the worldwide box office of Iron Man 3, it had its own victory by besting the first installment by more than $200m worldwide. As the movie-going audience prepares for the first of two final sequels releasing later this year, they can stave off their hunger by checking out The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on DVD and Blu-ray. Included on the discs is a commentary with director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson. Lawrence had already been working on the final two films at the time of recording, so his insight goes beyond the production of »
- Kevin Carr
This Friday you’ll finally be able to get your hands on a copy of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire via Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View. It’s easily my favorite of the three books and I just loved what they did with the games. Check out the official press release below which includes info on a bonus feature sneak peek at Divergent!
“Spectacular in every sense of the word.”
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone The Explosive #1 Motion Picture Of 2013 Becomes The Most Anticipated Home Entertainment Release Of The Year The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Second Installment of The Hunger Games Blockbuster Franchise Arrives On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD, Video On Demand And Pay-Per-View March 7 From Lionsgate Theatrical Release Has Generated Nearly $420 Million At The Domestic Box Office and over $850 Million Worldwide
Santa Monica, CA (January 24, 2014) – The blockbuster second film of »
- Jess Orso
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence, from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael DeBruyn, based upon the novel “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins and produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik. The novel is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is available on Blu-Ray, »
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is about to be available for home viewing March 7. The film will be available for purchase either as a Blu-ray Combo Pack for $39.99 or on DVD for $29.95. Special features include deleted scenes, audio commentary with director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson as well as a sneak peek at the next young adult book-turned-film, “Divergent.” In anticipation of the release, two clips from “Catching Fire” have been released. If you haven’t seen “Catching Fire” in the theaters and want to get a peek at what you’ll be in store for, check out the clips below. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” stars Jennifer [ Read More ]
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Let’s all give a great tip of the hat to Best Actor nominee Matthew McConaughey, a man who not long ago smirked and drawled his way through a string of bland romantic comedies, and was celebrated only for his sweaty dedication to his pectorals. In a swift and elegant turnaround, the 44-year-old spent the past three years disappearing into rich characters dreamed up by some of our best contemporary storytellers. Now his fans, and I count myself among them, love to talk about the artistic courage of such a bold reinvention.
Without taking away from his fine work, I »
- Karen Valby
Just days after the death of star Philip Seymour Hoffman, the cast of "Hunger Games" faced the tough task of returning to work without him.Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and franchise newcomer Julianne Moore were all spotted in Atlanta, Georgia, looking somber as they walked to the set of the sequel, "Mockingjay."While filming is still underway for the final two films of the franchise, we're told Hoffman's work was almost complete. He had finished almost all of "Mockingjay -- Part 1" and had seven days of filming left on "Part 2."One pivotal scene with his character, Plutarch Heavensbee, will be reworked."We’re all extraordinarily sad," a Lionsgate executive tells The Hollywood Reporter. "But as it relates to production, it’s going to have no impact. Obviously, we're going to have a couple of work-around issues but the movie will be creatively whole. His performances in both [remaining] movies will be »
- tooFab Staff
The walls of his rustic chic home, tucked away on a quiet wooded street in Studio City, are graced with framed black-and-white photographs of gorgeous leading men from a bygone era: Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck and Paul Newman, among them. In his living room, next to all the regal portraits, there is a snapshot of him and then-Sen. Barack Obama side by side at a 2006 Washington, D.C., press conference concerning the genocide in Darfur. The walls of George Clooney’s abode — once owned by Gable himself — speak volumes about the man who is at once a charismatic star craving legendary fame and someone who thinks beyond the borders of insular Hollywood.
Meet Citizen Clooney.
The 52-year-old actor-director-producer is among a small group of celebrities, including power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, as well as Oprah, and Bono, who can shine a global camera on significant »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Lionsgate released an official statement following the tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his New York City apartment Sunday afternoon. Hoffman had been filming scenes as Plutarch Heavensbee in Francis Lawrence.s back-to-back Hunger Games sequels, Mockingjay, so he was in close contact with the studio. Of his passing, Lionsgate officially states: "Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation. We're very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philip's family." Update: The following statement comes from Francis Lawrence, Suzanne Collins, Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik and Jennifer Lawrence on behalf of the cast and crew of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1 & 2: "Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now. Philip was a wonderful person »
Fans of The Hunger Games franchise had the great pleasure of watching Philip Seymour Hoffman rip into the expanded character of Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire. In the wake of news of the actor’s death, Lionsgate released a statement this afternoon mourning the great loss: ”Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation. We’re very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philip’s family.”
Plutarch remains a pivotal figure in »
- Karen Valby
Updated: A follow up statement on behalf of "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" director Francis Lawrence, author Suzanne Collins, producer Nina Jacobson, star Jennifer Lawrence and the cast and crew of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1 & 2" was released regarding the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. "Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now. Philip was a wonderful person and an exceptional talent, and our hearts are breaking. Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to his family." - Statement from Francis Lawrence, Suzanne Collins, Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik, and Jennifer Lawrence on behalf of the cast and crew of »
- Drew McWeeny
Hollywood suffered a tragic loss Sunday with the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman -- but fans will be happy to know his "Hunger Games" legacy will live on.The late actor starred as Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," a character who becomes vital in the final book, "Mockingjay." Lionsgate made the decision to split the book into two separate movies, one due out this year and the other due out in November 2015.And, while that second release date is very far away, we're told Hoffman's work was "substantially" complete for the first film and was just seven days shy of completion for Part 2. The actor's death will not affect the release dates for either film, though it sounds like his role will have to be scaled back a bit in the final one of the franchise. It does not seem like they'll need to recast the role. »
- tooFab Staff
Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away earlier today, at the age of 46.
The actor was found in the bathroom of his Manhattan apartment at the Pickwick House at approximately 11:15 Am Est by an unidentified screenwriter. The exact cause of death has not been confirmed, although The New York Post reports that the actor was found with a hypodermic needle still in his arm, and heroin was found inside the apartment. Last year, the actor admitted he was abusing heroin, and he had completed a detox program last May. A full autopsy will be performed, although full results will not be expected for at least a few weeks.
Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Academy Award in 2006 for his critically-acclaimed performance in Capote, where he portrayed author Truman Capote. He was also nominated for his performances in Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt and The Master.
He will next be seen A Most Wanted Man »
Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment Sunday morning, according to the New York Police Department. The 46-year-old Hoffman, an Oscar winning actor, is survived by three children. Hollywood has been rocked by the news of his death, and an outpouring across the Twitterverse and beyond has begun. Read some of their tweets and feelings below. How do you feel about Hoffman’s passing? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
“I’m very, very saddened by the passing of Phil,” said Robert de Niro. “He was a wonderful actor. This is one of those times where you say, ‘This just shouldn’t be. He was so young and gifted and had so much going, so much to live for’. My family and I send our deepest condolences to his family.”
“There are no words,” said George Clooney. “It’s just terrible.”
“It was a revelation for »
- Variety Staff
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