6 items from 2013
Robert Pattinson and David Cronenberg ‘Maps to the Stars’ gets German distribution, Toronto screening Starring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, and Mia Wasikowska, Maps to the Stars has found a German distributor. Screen Daily reports that Christian Meinke’s Mfa+ has acquired the rights to the David Cronenberg-directed Hollywood satire at the American Film Market, recently held in Santa Monica. Mfa+ also picked up Vincent Grashaw’s feature debut Coldwater and Tobias Lindholm’s Danish thriller A Hijacking / Kapringen, which has a similar premise to that of the Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks hit Captain Phillips. (Photo: Robert Pattinson on the set of Maps to the Stars.) In Map to the Stars, John Cusack (replacing Viggo Mortensen) plays a Los Angeles analyst and self-help guru whose wife (Olivia Williams) is immersed in the career of their teen star son (Evan Bird), fresh off of rehab. Their daughter (Mia Wasikowska »
- Andre Soares
It scooped a ton of Oscars in the late 1990s and now the film that John Madden directed and Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck and Judi Dench starred in, Shakespeare In Love, is heading for the London stage.
The film revolved around a young, skint Shakespeare, who after suffering from writers block, meets and falls for the beautiful Viola De Lesseps, and is inspired to write on of his most celebrated plays, the most famous love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.
Producer Sonia Friedman said: “Shakespeare in Love bursts with life and is a moving and hilarious celebration of everything we love about the inspirational and transformative power of theatre. »
- Paul Heath
Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions will team on the long-gestating project. The new play has been adapted by Lee Hall, the Tony-winning book writer of Billy Elliot, who also penned the screenplay for the original film on which that hit musical was based.
Photos: Broadway Musicals That Have Sung Their Way to the Big Screen
Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, known for bold reinterpretations of Shakespeare's texts through their theater company Cheek by Jowl, will stage Shakespeare in Love, with direction by Donnellan and design by Ormerod.
The 1998 Miramax release was directed »
- David Rooney
Shakespeare in Love will launch in the West End in summer 2014, it has been announced.
The box office will be open to the public in February 2014, with preview performances starting in early July.
Based on the multiple Oscar-winning film, the stage show will run at London's Noel Coward Theatre.
A cast of over 26 actors and musicians will be involved, with further details to be announced in the coming months.
Robert Pattinson Mission: Blacklist movie: Filming in August? Mission: Blacklist is not the upcoming fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise starring Tom Cruise. For the time being, that’s concisely called Mission: Impossible 5. So, what’s Mission: Blacklist? Well, as every ardent Robert Pattinson fan will tell you, that’s a Pattinson movie project initially announced in early May 2012. Pattinson is attached to this Embankment Films-financed (or to-be-financed) production based on Eric Maddox and Davin Seay’s book Mission: Black List #1 - The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein - As Told by the Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture. The title of Maddox and Seay’s book says it all. But just in case, here’s the brief Mission: Blacklist synopsis found on the Embankment Films website: Unlike other Interrogators fresh out of training, Eric Maddox (Robert Pattinson) has a brilliant and beautiful mind. He has »
- Andre Soares
Pattinson fights Pearce in violent The Rover image In the last few years, British actor Robert Pattinson has courageously made a point of distancing himself (and his film career) from Edward Cullen, the Twilight movies' lovestruck, sparkling vampire that made the actor famous worldwide as one of the "angles" in the insufferable love triangle also featuring vampire-to-be Kristen Stewart and werewolf Taylor Lautner. Writer-director David Michôd's upcoming thriller The Rover, co-starring Guy Pearce, is Pattinson's latest tentative to create a character vastly different than the vampire Cullen. (Pictured above: Pattinson vs. Pearce in a bloody The Rover battle.) Currently filming in Australia, Michod's film is set in the near future, in the aftermath of a global financial catastrophe (at this stage, it remains unclear whether or not said catastrophe was the result of the recent highly controversial Cyprus bail-out). Pattinson plays a good-hearted Australian Outback gang member, while Pearce, »
- Andre Soares
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