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Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled

3 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As always with the world of Terrence Malick, nothing is official until the movie is on the screen, so take this bit of news with a grain of salt. But perhaps, if anything, this news indicates that the director's next film is finished. According to fansite One Big Soul (via The Film Stage), Malick's next, music-scene movie starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett is now titled "Weightless." The intel comes from a credit sheet belonging to Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Joel Dougherty who has both "Knight Of Cups" and "Weightless," credited to Malick, listed. It should be noted that this may be a working title, and Film Nation, the producers of the film, still have it untitled on their website. Here's the official synopsis:  The film follows two intersecting love triangles. It is a story of sexual obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Terrence Malick Sets Title For Forthcoming Drama With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & More

4 hours ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After premiering Knight of Cups recently at Berlin Film Festival, it’s likely not the only time we’ll see a new film from Terrence Malick this year. Shot back-to-back with his Christian Bale-led drama, he embarked on a music-themed feature set in Austin a few years ago. With a confirmed cast of at least Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, […] »

- Leonard Pearce

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Cannes: New Movies From Pixar, Woody Allen Expected at 68th Film Festival

26 March 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There are still three weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival unveils its official-selection lineup, but so far, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, Jeff Nichols, Denis Villeneuve and Arnaud Desplechin appear to be securing their positions in the event’s 68th annual edition (May 13-24).

In keeping with his longtime habit of avoiding festival accolades, Allen will likely receive an out-of-competition berth for his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (who starred in the director’s “Magic in the Moonlight”). Among other U.S. fare, Cannes will get an early start on the summer blockbuster season with Disney/Pixar’s feature toon “Inside Out,” marking a second trip to the Croisette for director Pete Docter (who co-helmed with Ronaldo Del Carmen) after his “Up” opened the festival in 2009. As already announced, George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road, »

- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy

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And the Cannes line-up is…?

26 March 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gazing into the crystal ball, Screen rounds up its Cannes predictions.

With the unveiling of Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection now exactly three weeks away buzz over the titles that Thierry Fremaux and his team will select for the 68th edition is hitting fever pitch.

Official teaser announcements have started to roll this week, led by the confirmation on Wednesday that George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road would premiere in an Out of Competition screening on May 14.

Earlier the week, Cannes unveiled its poster featuring Ingrid Bergman to mark the centenary of the late big screen’s birth and it was announced that Stig Bjorkman’s documentary Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words would show in Cannes Classics as part of the commemorations.

For the rest of the Official Selection, except perhaps the opening film which is traditionally revealed in advance, Cannes watchers will have to wait for the announcement press conference in Paris on April »

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Which films could play this year at the Cannes Film Festival?

19 March 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

When it comes to film festivals, there is arguably none more prestigious than the Cannes Film Festival. Each year, critics and the like descend on the south of France hoping to discover the classiest in cinema, which in turn can begin to fuel the impending Oscar speculation. 2015 likely will be no exception, as perhaps a few more Academy friendly projects than usual could wind up at Cannes. Sometime either this month or next, the fest will reveal the titles scheduled to play, so I wanted to get a head start and speculate a bit about what the festival could have in its lineup. Tribeca will be on my mind soon enough, but for now…Cannes gets my attention for the day. Here now are ten films that could very well play at the Cannes Film Festival, in just a simple alphabetical order: 1. Carol – One of the most anticipated Oscar hopefuls »

- Joey Magidson

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Theo James drops out of Underworld sequel Next Generation

10 March 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Theo James will not star in Underworld: Next Generation.

It was reported last year that the fifth Underworld movie would focus on James's vampire character David, who was introduced in 2012's Underworld: Awakening.

But James, who reprises his role as Four in this month's Insurgent, told Digital Spy that he is now unlikely to return for the sequel.

"No, they have something in the works, but my involvement in it is... I think it's going be very difficult to do that with these [Divergent] movies, and my other commitments," James said.

Kate Beckinsale, who has played Selena in all four of the Underworld movies to date, is also expected to be absent from the fifth instalment, although writer-producer Len Wiseman recently hinted otherwise.

James will begin shooting the final Divergent sequel, Allegiant, this summer, while his upcoming films in 2015 include crime thriller London Fields with Johnny Depp, and drama The Secret Scripture with Rooney Mara. »

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The Conversation: One Never Cannes Tell… 2015 Cannes Film Fest Predictions

9 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

With the world’s most prestigious film festival just around the corner, cineastes have been lasciviously salivating about what’s going to show up at Cannes, with wish lists appearing almost immediately after Berlin (a fest that had one of their most impressive line-ups ever) announced their awards. The remainder of the 2015 fest circuit looks to be a plentiful, diverse porridge, with many of the world’s most renowned auteurs’ sporting brand new titles. While many prognosticators will be sharing the same lists, more or less, hopes are incredibly high for a handful of sure bets, and a gaggle of hopefuls. The main competition always seems easier to postulate, though Thierry Fremaux always throws a few curves, (After the Battle in 2012, The Hunt in 2013 or last year’s Timbuktu, which won the Cesar for Best Picture recently, are a couple ready examples of under-the-radar titles).

Italy seems primed for saturation at the fest. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl To Be Released November 27th, 2015 For Awards Season

4 March 2015 12:10 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Working Title FilmsThe Danish Girl, directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables) and starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables) and Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, Anna Karenina), will be released domestically by Focus Features in exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles beginning Friday, November 27th, 2015, and by Universal Pictures International overseas. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today.

The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener (being portrayed, respectively, by Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe.

The Danish Girl has been adapted into a screenplay by BAFTA Award nominee Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. »

- Michelle McCue

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Jonathan Deckter Leaves IM Global, Joins Voltage

2 March 2015 10:14 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In an expansion move, Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures has hired IM Global President Jonathan Deckter.

Deckter will take over running all day-to-day business operations of Voltage Pictures as well as serve as president/COO. Chartier will continue in his role as CEO and oversee all production-related activities along with Zev Foreman and Craig Flores.

Voltage has financed “Killer Joe,” “The Company You Keep,”  “The Hurt Locker” and “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Voltage recently completed “Fathers and Daughters,” directed by Gabriele Muccino, starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul, and “Good Kill,” directed by Andrew Niccol, and starring Ethan Hawke. Its upcoming releases also include “The Secret Scripture,” directed by Jim Sheridan with Rooney Mara, and “Knock Knock,” directed by Eli Roth, with Keanu Reeves starring.

“Over the past ten years we have built Voltage from a small two person venture into what it is today,”” Chartier said. “By adding »

- Dave McNary

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Jonathan Deckter joins Voltage as partner

2 March 2015 9:35 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

In a significant switch that underscores Voltage’s ambitions, the executive has left as president of Im Global to become president / COO at Nicolas Chartier’s company.

Deckter, who served five years at Im Global, arrives as a partner of Chartier and will oversee day-to-day business operations at Voltage Pictures.

Chartier, who will continue as CEO, is keen to expand Voltage’s film and TV productions, announce new hires by the summer and complete several international mergers and acquisitions with strategic partners.   

Chartier will oversee all production-related activities alongside production president Zev Foreman and Voltage Films partner Craig Flores.

Voltage has produced and financed such films as Killer Joe and The Company You Keep and earned three Oscars for Dallas Buyers Club in 2014 and six for The Hurt Locker in 2010.

The company recently completed Gabriele Muccino’s Fathers And Daughters starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul and Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill with recent Academy »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream?

28 February 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After a bombardment of terrible sequels and remakes, the horror movie genre is undergoing something of a renaissance of late with the excellent Babadook and this week's It Follows leading the charge.

Both films are driven by strong performances from up-and-coming female stars (Essie Davis and Maika Monroe), which brings to mind a classic horror movie trope: the Final Girl. Most prevalent in slasher films, the Final Girl is the last character standing who confronts a killer/ghost/demon and lives to tell the tale.

Digital Spy looks back at 7 of our favourite horror movie Final Girls, why they're iconic and what they're up to now...

1. Neve Campbell - Sidney Prescott in Scream

Many horror fans thought Drew Barrymore would end up being Scream's Final Girl when they first watched Wes Craven's 1996 horror, but the director offed her in the opening moments leaving Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott to face down Ghostface. »

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Week in Review: Spend the night at the Godzilla Hotel in Japan

27 February 2015 10:36 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Anyone who has ever watched the Godzilla films knows that he isn’t a monster at all. More of a protector really. So this hotel room opening in Tokyo, really is quite soothing to know you have someone looking over you. Not scary at all, honestly.

For just $334 a night on weekdays, you can have Godzilla’s hand looming over you as you sleep and a statue of the kaiju peacefully guarding your doorway. You can even get a room that looks directly out at a Godzilla head mounted on the roof of the hotel.

Ah the Japanese; so like us.

We all know Michael Keaton should’ve won an Oscar last Sunday. In fact, he probably thought so too. Take a look at this Vine, in which it kind of looks like he’s putting a piece of paper, maybe an acceptance speech back into his jacket pocket right »

- Brian Welk

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Another Producer Joins the Growing Sony Family

25 February 2015 2:27 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Things are looking up at Sony. Two producers with great taste, ex-Sony chief Amy Pascal and ex-Warners boss Jeff Robinov, will make big-budget movies for their respective labels, while ex-Fox head Tom Rothman, who also knows a good movie when he sees one, will run the movie studio. For the moment, Sony's in-house production label Columbia is being run by Doug Belgrad, with ex-Sony lot producer Michael De Luca working with Hannah Minghella as co-presidents of production. Expect both Pascal and De Luca to work with powerful New York producer and literary tastemonger Scott Rudin, who will no longer be working on "Cleopatra" with Angelina Jolie, but is pursuing a reboot of the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" franchise without free-spending David Fincher. Rumors are running rampant about casting, but I hear a deal is imminent. Rooney Mara was tight with Fincher, but she must have a contract. Now De »

- Anne Thompson

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequel unlikely

24 February 2015 10:19 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rooney Mara admits that the chances of her returning for The Girl Who Played With Fire are unlikely...

As more and more time passes, the chances of David Fincher returning to film The Girl Who Played With Fire look slimmer and slimmer. And even if Fincher didn't return to direct, the chances of Rooney Mara returning to reprise the role of Lisbeth Salander that she first realised in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo are looking slight.

"I don't think it's going to happen", Mara has now admitted. Chatting at an Oxfam benefit in New York, she said that "I'm sad never to do it again, but it just doesn't seem like it's in the cards. I think because [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script ... it will result in something". And of that script, she said that "I can reveal as much as it »

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Rooney Mara Says a 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel Is Likely Dead

24 February 2015 1:25 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Whether you consider this "news" or simply confirmation of what most already assumed to be true, E! Online reported over the weekend that the much-mired sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is more or less dead in the icy Nordic waters. Their sourcec The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo herself, star Rooney Mara. Mara -- Oscar-nominated for her role as the compelling and beautifully complex ward-of-the-state, social outcast, and genius hacker Lisbeth Salander -- told E! last week, "I don't think it's going to happen. I'm sad never to do it again, but it just doesn't seem like it's in the cards." The idea of a sequel has been kicked around plenty over the last three years, but with the first film underperforming at the box office and the franchise's returns likely diminishing with each passing day, I can't say the news comes as a surprise. So alas, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Rooney Mara Says ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel Is Probably Dead

24 February 2015 12:52 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you’ve been paying attention to this blog for a few years — or really any outlet that has tracked the back-and-forth drama — you’ll know we’ve been saying it’s very unlikely there will be a sequel to David Fincher’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Released in 2011 — and losing momentum by the minute — the sequel grossed $102 million in the U.S. and only $232 million worldwide after a thirteen-week run. As a global best-seller a la “Fifty Shades Of Grey”— which in contrast has already grossed $409 million globally after two weeks — this is a major underperformance. Add on top of that drama that Fincher fought tooth and nail with producer Scott Rudin and former Sony honcho Amy Pascal every step of the way, right down to the casting of Rooney Mara (who no one at the studio one really liked for the gig). And that's not to »

- Edward Davis

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 2 Probably Isn't Happening

24 February 2015 11:25 AM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hit back in 2011, it seemed a foregone conclusion that David Fincher.s adaptation of the Swedish novel and film trilogy would get right to work on a second chapter. That, however, has yet to happen due to a number of reasons; notably, its somewhat disappointing box-office performance. With a domestic return of $102 million on the studio.s $90 million budget and even the addition of its $130 million foreign gross, the film yielded far less than its initial stellar expectations. In fact, in a recent interview, star Rooney Mara expressed serious doubts about her character Lisbeth Salander.s return for a potential sequel. In an interview with E! Online, Rooney Mara was asked about where her once inevitable franchise now stands. Her answer was blunt and less than optimistic. According to Mara, I don't think it's going to happen. I'm sad never to do it »

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Rooney Mara Says 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Sequel is Dead

24 February 2015 9:22 AM, PST | | See recent news »

If you're one of those fans who has been waiting patiently for a sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you might want to sit down for this news. E! News recently caught up with the film's star Rooney Mara at an Oxfam benefit in New York and asked whether or not we would see The Girl Who Played with Fire make it to the big screen. Sadly, Mara's response was not promising in the least as she said, "“I don’t think it’s going to happen. I’m sad never to do it again, but it just doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards." The first film came out in 2011, and hope has lingered that we might see the sequel, but it really seems dead. However, Mara speculates that just because she won't star in a sequel as Lisbeth Salander doesn't mean they won't do something with the property, »

- Ethan Anderton

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"Dragon Tattoo" Sequel Won't Happen?

24 February 2015 7:07 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It was a best-selling phenomenon. It spawned a trilogy of hit Swedish movies which turned Noomi Rapace into a global star. It also generated an American adaptation helmed by David Fincher that scored good notices and a decent $232 million worldwide.

Yet with a budget of $90 million, Fincher's R-rated English language adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-seller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" wasn't a runaway hit. As a result, progress on the sequel has stumbled since the first film's release over three years ago.

Sadly it now appears the project may well be dead. Rooney Mara, who took on the iconic role of Lisbeth Salander in the first movie, has indicated in an interview with E! Online that the second novel in the series "The Girl Who Played with Fire" isn't likely to get a U.S. screen treatment:

"I don't think it's going to happen. I'm sad never to do it again, »

- Garth Franklin

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Rooney Mara Says Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Sequel is Dead

24 February 2015 2:02 AM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" remake hit theaters in 2011 and earned $233 million on a budget of $90 million. Even though it seems that Sony Pictures would want to proceed with a sequel and eventually remake the entire franchise, we have yet to get any movement on the next installment. Back in September, Fincher revealed that the studio wouldn't simply just abandon the property. "I think because [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script, it will result in something," he explained. "The script that we now have has huge potential. I can reveal that it is extremely different from the book." But in a new interview with Rooney Mara, who played the lead role in the first film, the actress revealed that the franchise is dead. "I don't think it's going to happen," she said. "I'm sad never to do it again, but »

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