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Happy 25th Keith Stanfield

12 August 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Sean Donovan

Let's celebrate the 25th birthday of rising actor Keith Stanfield, sometimes billed as Lakeith Lee Stanfield. The young actor has shown an impressive versatility and command of the screen in a brief string of memorable appearances. He’s occupied the supporting casts of such attention-grabbing films as Dope and Miles Ahead, acted as a flashpoint for community grief as Jimmie Lee Jackson in Ava DuVernay’s Selma, and even appeared as a young Snoop Dog in Straight Outta Compton. But those of us who have  kept an eye Stanfield as “one to watch” fell in love with his vital supporting work in Destin Daniel Cretton’s 2013 film Short Term 12

In our post-Room world, Short Term 12 feels like a more and more essential document, serving for many as the introduction to the true depth of leading lady Brie Larson’s talents before she found Oscar glory two years later. »

- Sean Donovan

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Brie Larson to make directorial debut with Unicorn Store

9 August 2016 6:59 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

For me, busy means having to run one errand at the store all before calling it quits for the day. Then there are crazy people like Brie Larson who on top of being cast in Marvel’s first solo, female-driven flick, Captain Marvel, she also has the action spectacle Kong: Skull Island due out next year, and The Glass Castle with Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton and Free Fire with Cillian... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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Brie Larson Sets Directorial Debut With Comedy ‘Unicorn Store’

8 August 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of the most active names in Hollywood right now, Brie Larson has been carving a career for herself with stellar performances in smaller productions such as Room (which snagged her an Oscar) and Short Term 12, those paired with up-and-coming larger studio pictures such as Kong: Skull Island and Captain Marvel. Now, THR tells us she is stepping behind the lens for her directorial debut.

Unicorn Store, which the first-time director will also star in and produce, follows Kit (Larson), who moves back in with her parents and receives an out-of-the-blue invitation to the titular store that “test[s] her ideas of what it really means to grow up.” With a script penned by Samantha McIntyre, the project was at one point set to be led by Rebel Wilson with Miguel Arteta at the helm, but it never got off the ground due to poor timing.

With Larson wearing multiple hats, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

29 June 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem 

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when, »

- Anne Thompson

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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

29 June 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem 

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when, »

- Anne Thompson

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Michael B. Jordan Boards ‘Black Panther’

13 May 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael B. Jordan is in talks to join Chadwick Boseman in Marvel’s “Black Panther,” sources confirmed to Variety.

Lupita Nyong’o also recently joined the cast.

Creed” helmer Ryan Coogler is on board to direct the film. Kevin Feige is producing the movie, which stars Boseman as T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the mantel after his father’s murder. Marvel unveiled the character in “Captain America: Civil War” before the standalone film hits theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

Jordan’s role is unknown at this time.

Joe Robert Cole is co-penning the script with Coogler.

The role would reteam Jordan with Coogler, who has worked with Jordan on “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station.” Jordan is coming off the success of relaunching the “Rocky” franchise with “Creed” and since the pic the actor had been particular in picking his next project.

He is attached »

- Justin Kroll

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Broad Green names Matt Alvarez head of production

5 May 2016 9:26 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Matt Alvarez has been named Broad Green president of production after coming in-house last year under an exclusive pact.

Alvarez will continue to work on the films he has in active development at Broad Green and besides his core duties will assume daily management of the development and production team.

Chief creative officer Daniel Hammond previously carried out that role and will expand his overall management role at the company

President of physical production Victor Moyers will focus on executing on the slate, while chief creative officer and Marc Danon will continue as president of acquisitions and co-productions. 

Broad Green and Alvarez have announced two projects together since the in-house deal: comedy Ain’t No Half Steppin, which is set to begin shooting in June, and The Fight Before Christmas, a comedic holiday pitch from Daddy’s Home writer Brian Burns.

Alvarez’ career credits include Straight Outta Compton as well as the Friday, Barbershop, Are We »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Daisy Ridley In Talks To Play Ophelia In Title Role

4 May 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts (Divergent series, The Impossible) and rising superstar Daisy Ridley (Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens) are in final negotiations to star in Ophelia, the highly-anticipated and dynamic reimagining of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” focusing on the untold story of Ophelia’s (Ridley) tragic romance with the prince and her relationship with his mother Queen Gertrude (Watts), it was announced today by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson.

To be directed by Claire McCarthy (The Waiting City), Ophelia is based on the award winning novel by Lisa Klein and adapted for the screen by the acclaimed and award-winning writer Semi Chellas (“Mad Men,” “The Eleventh Hour”).

“Ophelia is brimming with youth-fueled charisma, exploring the nature of true love and beauty, and I’m so excited to bring this fresh mythic spin to Hamlet from a female perspective, »

- Michelle McCue

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Sarah Snook Set For "The Glass Castle"

29 April 2016 4:38 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rising Australian actress Sarah Snook ("Predestination," "Holding the Man") is in negotiations to appear in Destin Daniel Cretton's "The Glass Castle" for Lionsgate.

An adaptation of Jeannette Walls' memoir, the story follows her dysfunctional, impoverished upbringing in the American Southwest and its impact on her later writing career.

Snook would play Walls' sister opposite Brie Larson as Walls. Naomi Watt and Woody Harrelson would play their parents. Cretton is writing the script with Andrew Lanham and Marti Noxon. Erik Feig and Gil Netter are producing.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Sarah Snook In Talks For Lionsgate’s ‘The Glass Castle’ Opposite Brie Larson

28 April 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The Beautiful Lie star Sarah Snook is in negotiations to appear in Lionsgate’s The Glass Castle, the Destin Daniel Cretton-directed adaptation of the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls. Like the book, the film will chart Wall’s dysfunctional, impoverished upbringing in the American Southwest and its impact on her later writing career; the deal isn’t done yet, but Snook would play Walls’ sister opposite Brie Larson as Walls, with Naomi Watt and Woody… »

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Variety’s 2016 Mentor of the Year: Pepperdine Professor Craig Detweiler

27 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Students who attend classes taught by Craig Detweiler — Variety’s 2016 Mentor of the Year — are getting more than just an education in film.

Detweiler, professor of communication at Pepperdine U. and creative director of the school’s Institute for Entertainment, Media and Culture, provides a path through what he calls “the angst that is endemic to the (entertainment) industry” by encouraging his students to view the industry from an entrepreneurial standpoint.

“I’m trying to inspire long-term, sustainable creativity,” which can be achieved through an adherence to story, the ability to adapt to the “madness that we know as Hollywood,” and an understanding of all sides of the industry as a means of controlling one’s creative career.

That multi-disciplinary approach is at the heart of the institute, which prepares its students for the 21st-century media marketplace through an array of disciplines — arts and humanities, law, psychology, business — and collaboration »

- Paul Gaita

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Casting: Greenfield, Dale, Dobrev, Pryce, Oakes

24 April 2016 8:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Glass Castle

Max Greenfield ("New Girl") is in talks to join Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts in Destin Daniel Cretton's dramedy "The Glass Castle" for Lionsgate.

An adaptation of the Jeannette Walls memoir the story centers on a successful young woman raised by severely dysfunctional parents who struggles to understand her childhood when her parents, unexpectedly, move to New York to be near her. [Source: Deadline]

No Exit

James Badge Dale is in talks to join Josh Brolin and Miles Teller in an untitled firefighter action movie for Black Label Media that Joseph Kosinski ("Tron: Legacy," "Oblivion") will direct. Badge Dale will play one of the firefighters.

The story follows the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of firefighters that faced one of the deadliest wildfires in history in order to save an Arizona town, resulting in the tragic death of ninteen crew members. [Source: Variety]

Flatliners

Nina Dobrev ("The Vampire Diaries »

- Garth Franklin

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Max Greenfield joins Brie Larson in The Glass Castle

21 April 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that New Girl actor Max Greenfield is set to join the upcoming adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle, from acclaimed director Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12).

Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Room), who worked with Cretton on Short Term 12, plays said lead in the film which tells the story of “a young girl who comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads. Walls’ eccentric mother and alcoholic father would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.”

Cretton and Andrew Lanham have written the adaptation, which also stars Naomi Watts (Birdman) and Woody Harrelson (Now You See Me 2). Filming is set to begin in June and set for release in 2017.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Max Greenfield in Talks to Star With Brie Larson in ‘Glass Castle’ (Exclusive)

20 April 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After making audiences laugh for five seasons on “New Girl,” Max Greenfield is taking a big step forward in the dramatic field as he’s in talks to star with Brie Larson in Lionsgate’s adaptation of “The Glass Castle.”

Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts are also on board to star in the film from “Short Term 12” director Destin Daniel Cretton.

Lionsgate had no comment.

The pic is based on Jeannette Walls’ memoir about a young girl who comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads. Walls’ eccentric mother and alcoholic father would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Greenfield will play Jeannette’s loyal, but distant husband. He had a privileged upbringing, and is now living in Westchester and working in finance. He tries to understand and help Jeannette cope with her parents’ unexpected arrival.

Cretton and Andrew Lanham »

- Justin Kroll

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Naomi Watts to Star in Netflix Drama Series ‘Gypsy’

18 April 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Naomi Watts has signed on to star in Netflix’s psychological drama series “Gypsy,” from Working Title, Universal Television and writer Lisa Rubin.

Watts will play therapist Jean Holloway, a woman who begins to develop dangerous relationships with people who are involved in her patients’ lives, in the 10-episode season of the one-hour thriller. “Fifty Shades of Grey” helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the first two episodes of the series, created by Rubin. Rubin will exec produce with Watts, Liza Chasin, and Working Title’s Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and TV chief Andrew Stearn.

Watts is currently starring in the drama “Demolition” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. She also recently filmed “About Ray” with Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning; Gus Van Sant’s “Sea of Trees” with Matthew McConaughey; Colin Trevorrow’s “The Book of Henry”; and the psychological thriller “Shut In.” She will next star in Destin Daniel Cretton’s “The Glass Castle »

- Variety Staff

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Enter the Academy’s 2016 Screenwriting Competition

14 April 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting competition is now underway. Fellowships worth $35,000 will be awarded to up to five emerging screenwriters in November. This prize is awarded with the impression that winners will finish a new feature-length screenplay during the fellowship year. The competition is open to individuals who have not earned more than $25,000 from the sale or option of their work. Writers are required to complete the application online, upload one Pdf copy of their original screenplay in English, and pay the required entry fee before the deadline. The regular deadline to submit entries for the competition is April 18 with a $60 entry fee. The final deadline is May 2 with an $85 entry fee. Applicants may choose to purchase review comments from at least two Nicholl readers for each submitted script for an additional $40. A total of 142 fellowships have been awarded since 1986. Nicholl fellows have written or co-written projects earning more »

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Links: The Beguiled, Real O'Neals, Celebrity Politics, and More

30 March 2016 1:24 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Let's try to cover everything we haven't mentioned lately (whew). The biggest and most obvious is that Sofia Coppola, whose plans to follow up Bling Ring with a live action Little Mermaid are no more, is now supposedly working on a remake of the Clint Eastwood romantic drama The Beguiled (1971). The film will star two darlings of Tfe Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst. Plus Elle Fanning so Coppola already sold all the tickets to our crowd. The Clint role is as yet uncast.  They're said to be looking for a 'Chris Pratt' type but what this surely calls for is a watch of the original film to familiarize ourselves.

Let's do it together shall we? It's available on Amazon and iTunes so let's all watch it by April 8th or so and we'll discuss. Deal? 

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• Playbill Julie Andrews will direct a 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady »

- NATHANIEL R

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Naomi Watts set to join Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson for Glass Castle

29 March 2016 11:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Naomi Watts (Demolition) is in talks to join the cast of Glass Castle, the new film from acclaimed director Destin Daniel Cretton, Variety has revealed.

Glass Castle will see Cretton, who shot to prominence with his outstanding debut Short Term 12, re-teaming with star and now Oscar winner Brie Larson (Room)

The film “tells of a successful young woman who was raised by dysfunctional and nonconformist parents, based on Jeannette Walls’ memoir. Walls’ eccentric mother and alcoholic father would stir the the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty… Her world gets turned upside down when they move to New York to be near her.”

Watts would play Walls’ mother while Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games), who joined the cast last year, will play her father.

Glass Castle is set to film in Montreal this June, with a release set for 2017.

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- Scott J. Davis

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The Glass Castle: See the Cast For the Book-to-Movie Adaptation

29 March 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It's been several years in the making, but the book-to-movie adaptation of Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle is officially underway. Production has already been slated for June in Montreal, and the cast list keeps on growing. Since Jennifer Lawrence dropped out of the film, Brie Larson will reunite with her Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton when she plays the lead role. See who else is in, and keep coming back for more updates! »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Naomi Watts Joins Brie Larson in ‘Glass Castle’

29 March 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Naomi Watts is in talks to star with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson in Lionsgate’s comedy-drama “The Glass Castle.”

Short Term 12” director Destin Daniel Cretton will helm the film, which tells of a successful young woman who was raised by dysfunctional and nonconformist parents, based on Jeannette Walls’ memoir. Walls’ eccentric mother and alcoholic father would stir the the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Her world gets turned upside down when they move to New York to be near her.

Watts will play the eccentric mother. Harrelson came on board “The Glass Castle” in November as the father. The project will begin production in June in Montreal.

Gil Netter is producing. Cretton, who collaborated with Larson in “Short Term 12,” is directing from an adapted script he wrote with Marti Noxon, with whom he wrote the first draft. Andrew Lanham is writing the current draft. »

- Dave McNary

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