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According to The Hollywood Reporter, apices of human attractiveness Charlie Hunnam (Sons Of Anarchy) and Léa Seydoux (The Lobster) might finally mate in a new film by Equals director Drake Doremus. There are no details about the currently untitled project other than that it’s a “unique love story,” though presumably not so unique that you can’t expect hot people to fall in love and get it on.
Coming off Equals, a sci-fi love story about humans trying to snuff out their emotions that The A.V. Club called “involving” but “dopey,” Doremus likely feels right at home depicting love and lust in future societies. Perhaps this time around, the population of Future Earth will be divided by hair color, with blond people forced into servitude and brunettes enjoying upper-class lifestyles. Hunnam and Seydoux could fall in love and plan a fair-haired revolution. Since Doremus tends to aim somewhere »
- Matt Wayt
We didn’t hear much from Natalie Portman for a few years there, but the actor, producer and now writer/director is back in a big way. After “Knight of Cups” and “A Tale of Lover and Darkness,” her busy 2016 is set to continue with Rebecca Zlotowski’s “Planetarium,” which is se to premiere in Venice before stopping in Toronto as well. Find the film’s first poster below.
Lily-Rose Depp and Emmanuel Salinger co-star in the film, Zlotowski’s followup to “Belle Épine” and “Grand Central,” both of which were headlined by Léa Seydoux. “Planetarium” is the story of two sisters in 1930s France (Portman and Depp) who perform as spiritualists and catch the attention of a film producer.
- Michael Nordine
With his sci-fi romance “Equals” still in theaters, writer/director Drake Doremus has already lined up his next project. Described as “a unique love story,” the untitled film will star Charlie Hunnam and Léa Seydoux. No plot details are being revealed at this time. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the story.
Rich Greenberg, best known for his theater and television work, is writing the screenplay. Prior to “Equals,” which stars Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart as two members of a future society in which all emotional displays are verboten (they fall in love, natch), Doremus came to attention for writing and directing “Breathe In” and “Like Crazy.”
Hunnam will soon appear in both James Gray’s »
- Michael Nordine
Billed as a “unique love story,” Scott Free Productions is on board to produce – extending its collaboration with the filmmaker following work on Equals – though plot details are practically non-existent at such an early stage. We understand that Rich Greenberg is the brain behind the script, though, and that Léa Seydoux and Charlie Hunnam are central to the goings-on of Doremus’ latest.
Granted, the director may have split audiences with the Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult sci-fi film Equals, but Like Crazy – which featured Felicity Jones and the late Anton Yelchin – displayed the director’s deft touch for all things romance, a knack he’ll no doubt call upon for this latest project.
In terms of Drake Doremus‘ newfound duo, we know that Seydoux, »
- Michael Briers
After a promising initial line-up, the Toronto International Film Festival has delivered more titles with their full Canadian slate. Among the line-up is Xavier Dolan‘s It’s Only the End of the World, Bruce MacDonald‘s new feature Weirdos, Deepa Mehta‘s Anatomy of Violence, as well as Two Lovers and a Bear, starring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan, which we have the first trailer for today.
We said in our review from Cannes, “Kim Nguyen’s Two Lovers and a Bear is a film that suffers from a bit of an identity crisis. Like an indie playlist stuck on constant shuffle, unapologetically reveling in a sort of manic unclassifiable genre. This isn’t always necessarily a bad thing, but, for some reason, Nguyen’s scattershot tonal shifts — which hop between a romance on the rocks; a self-serious study of grieving; and a surreal buddy comedy — can prove quite jarring. »
- Jordan Raup
Our five most anticipated Canadian films at #TIFF16Our five most anticipated Canadian films at #TIFF16Adriana Floridia8/3/2016 11:56:00 Am
For a Canadian filmmaker, having your film play at the Toronto International Film Festival is a pretty big deal.
One of the biggest film festivals in the world (and with the amount of films, quantitatively, Tiff plays more new movies than anywhere else), launching your new film at not just a prestigious event, but in a place that you can call home, is a beautiful thing.
As Canadians, we take a certain pride in our homegrown cinema, and Tiff is a major launching pad for these films. Today the festival revealed all of the Canadian films that are playing throughout various programs in the festival, adding to the already announced Special Presentations and Galas, and giving us a sneak peek into the Tiff Documentaries, Masters (films made by iconic directors), Contemporary World Cinema, »
- Adriana Floridia
Not to be confused with the upcoming Disney release, a trailer and poster have arrived online for director Christophe Gans’ French language adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast which stars Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux and André Dussollier; take a look below…
1810. After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant (André Dussollier) exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Belle (Léa Seydoux), his youngest daughter, a joyful girl full of grace. One day, during an arduous journey, the merchant stumbles across the magical domain of the Beast (Vincent Cassel), who sentences him to death for stealing a rose. Feeling responsible for the terrible fate which has befallen her family, Belle decides to sacrifice herself and take her father’s place. At the Beast’s castle, it is not death that awaits Belle, but a strange life in which fantastical moments mingle with gaiety and melancholy. »
- Amie Cranswick
"A beast, fulfill a woman like me?" Shout has premiered the official Us trailer for the upcoming release of Christophe Gans' version of Beauty and the Beast, which was released in most of Europe back in 2014, but is just now arriving in the Us. Disney is preparing its own live-action take on the classic story next year (see the first teaser trailer here), but this one is much more fantastical and gothic in its approach. French actress Léa Seydoux stars as Belle, and Vincent Cassel plays the Beast, in this very French take on the classic story. The cast includes André Dussollier, Eduardo Noriega, Myriam Charleins and Audrey Lamy. As much as I'm happy to see a new film by Christophe Gans, this looks filled with way too much CGI and excessively colorful imagery that makes me disinterested. Maybe it's better to wait for Disney's version. Here's the new »
- Alex Billington
Back in 2014, “Beauty and the Beast,” or also known as “La Belle et La Bête,” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival to positive reviews. Now two years later, thanks to Shout! Factory, the Christophe Gans live-action French film will be hitting Us cinemas this September.
In this adaptation of the classic tale Léa Seydoux stars as Belle opposite Vincent Cassel as the Beast. Set in 1810, the story follows the unexpected romance that blooms after the youngest daughter of a merchant who is going through rough times offers herself to the beast to save her father.
Shout! Factory acquired the movie in January of this year. The fantasy film, written by Gans and Sandra Vo-Anh, garnered around $28 million overseas when it was released two years ago.
It is produced by Richard Grandpierre and »
- Liz Calvario
All eyes in Hollywood may be trained on Bill Condon’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, which thrusts Emma Watson and Dan Stevens into the title roles, but across the pond French director Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Silent Hill) is dreaming up his own interpretation of the fairytale classic, and today brings forth its very first trailer.
On this occasion, it is Vincent Cassel and Spectre star Léa Seydoux that assume the leading roles – Amélie star André Dussollier is also among the ensemble – and this first-look trailer unveils a romantic story that is slightly more lively and colorful than its Hollywood brethren. What’s more, unlike Bill Condon’s upcoming feature, here we see Vincent Cassel’s beast in all of his grotesque glory. But will this French version prove a hit with Na audiences given Disney’s oncoming release?
Beauty and the Beast roars to life on »
- Michael Briers
Beauty and the Beast (La Belle La Bete), the live-action French version of the beloved story directed by Christophe Gans, is getting a theatrical release in the U.S. on Sept. 23, 2016. It will bow, courtesy of Shout! Factory in Los Angeles, New York to be followed by openings in additional cities after that. This version of the classic story stars Vincent Cassel (Jason Bourne, Black Swan) and Léa Seydoux (Spectre, Blue Is the Warmest Color) with André Dussollier (A Very Lo… »
Next year, Disney will unleash the likely very successful live action reboot of “Beauty And The Beast” starring Emma Watson. But if you want an artier, more French version of the fable, then “Brotherhood Of The Wolf” and “Silent Hill” director Christoph Gans‘ rendition, which is soon to arrive on U.S. shores a couple of […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
An undeniable trend in Hollywood is taking a classic fantasy story — more often than not by Disney — and turning them into live-action, darker blockbusters. It’s been going… alright. So here’s an idea: take the trend out of Hollywood, too. Volià! The first U.S. trailer has arrived for a version hailing from the roots of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont‘s tale, Beauty and the Beast, and — can you guess it? — it’s live-action, darker version of the classic fable.
Again, this is not the one with Emma Watson slated for next year, rather this one is helmed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Silent Hill) and features a cast including Vincent Cassel as the titular Beast and Léa Seydoux as the Beauty. Ahead of a fall release here in the United States, check out the trailer below.
1810. After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant (Andre »
- Mike Mazzanti
Plus: beIN Network to launch Dreamworks channel in Middle East, North Africa; and more…
A fully restored 30-minute film of The Beatles’ famous Shea Stadium concert on August 15 1965 will accompany the theatrical release of Ron Howard’s authorised documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.
Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment produced the documentary, which Richard Abramowitz’s Abramorama will release theatrically on September 15, and unveiled a new trailer this week.
The film marks the first acquisition for presenting partner Hulu’s Hulu Documentary Films arm, which begins exclusive streaming on September 17. However the bonus concert documentary will only appear in theatres.
Studiocanal and PolyGram Entertainment are anchor partners on the film and hold rights in the UK, France, Germany and Australia and New Zealand rights.
Sports broadcaster beIN Network has taken another stride into entertainment after buying Miramax earlier this year and has struck a deal to launch a [link »
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Obviously, everyone is really excited about the new live action Beauty And The Beast movie. But how excited are they for the new live action Beauty And The Beast movie? That is, the other new live action Beauty And The Beast movie. The one that does not star Emma Watson or that guy from Downton Abbey. Oh, are you unfamiliar with that one? It stars Léa Seydoux (Spectre, Blue Is The Warmest Color) and that guy from Black Swan.
Well then, just to fill you in, a French-German production of the classic fairy tale by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot De Villeneuve premiered at at the Berlin International Film Festival back in 2014. Directed by Christophe Gans (Silent Hill), it contains some stunningly beautiful visuals that only veer slightly into Jack The Giant Slayer territory. It received generally positive reviews and raked in $49 million when it was released in Europe, but it ...
- Dennis DiClaudio
It’s Only the End of the World, and the first subtitled trailer for Xavier Dolan’s brooding family drama has surfaced online.
Following a 12-year absence from the family table, it is Gaspard Ulliel’s Louis – the film’s de facto prodigal son – who anchors Dolan’s latest creative venture. Sadly, he’s the bearer of bad news, forced to inform those he holds nearest and dearest of his forthcoming and inevitable death.
Taking inspiration from Jean-Luc Lagarce’s play of the same name, Louis’ plight is compounded by the tension bubbling beneath the surface, and today’s trailer introduces us to key members of the family, namely Louis’ mother (Nathalie Baye), his sister Suzanne (Léa Seydoux), and older brother Antoine (Vincent Cassel) along with his wife (Marion Cotillard).
When quizzed about It’s Only the End of the World, Dolan outlined how the familial drama draws upon universal »
- Michael Briers
The first trailer has arrived online for director Xavier Dolan’s upcoming drama It’s Only the End of the World which stars Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux, Gaspard Ulliel and Nathalie Baye. Based on the play Juste la fin du monde by Jean-Luc Lagarce, the film was awarded the Grand Prix and the Ecumenical Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival; check it out below…
It’s Only the End of the World is set for release on September 21st.
- Amie Cranswick
"Secrets, sorrows, rancour..." The first official trailer has debuted online for the latest Xavier Dolan film, titled It's Only the End of the World, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The film is based on a play and takes place mostly inside one home. Gaspard Ulliel stars as a man who returns to his childhood home with plans to tell his family about his upcoming death, but his return reignites tensions between everyone again. The full cast includes Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard and Léa Seydoux. I'm a huge fan of Xavier Dolan, but I admit this might be my least favorite film he's made. This new trailer provides a good sense of what to expect, including some of the tension between the family. Here's the first French trailer for Xavier Dolan's It's Only the End of the World, found on YouTube: After 12 years of absence, »
- Alex Billington
Xavier Dolan’s latest film “It’s Only the End of the World” follows Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a young man who has been estranged from his family for years who now returns home to confront them about his terminal illness. Tension runs high almost immediately when Louis sees his domineering mother (Nathalie Baye), his sister Suzanne (Léa Seydoux), and older brother Antoine (Vincent Cassel) and his wife (Marion Cotillard), many of whom have not yet gotten over his departure years ago. As the proverbial knife twists more and more, secrets are revealed, confrontations occur, and life gets in the way. Watch the first subtitled trailer below.
- Vikram Murthi
To say that the reception at the Cannes Film Festival for Xavier Dolan‘s latest film, “It’s Only The End Of The World,” was rocky would be an understatement. But the filmmaker had the last laugh when the picture walked away with the Jury Prize and Ecumenical Jury Prize, giving Dolan the last word on those […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
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