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16 items from 2015


James Mangold Directing Blood And Champagne, About Notorious Ingrid Bergman Affair

22 June 2015 7:16 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though he’s currently preoccupied giving Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine an appropriate swan song as the actor prepares to hang up his adamantium claws, James Mangold is already eyeing a very different kind of project. Deadline reports that the versatile helmer will tackle an adaptation of Chris Greenhalgh’s Seducing Ingrid Bergman, possibly to be titled Blood and Champagne, about the heated love affair between actress Bergman and war photographer Robert Capa.

Set in 1945 in post-wwii Paris, the pic will focus on a pivotal time in the Casablanca actress’ life; she would subsequently become a tabloid sensation after launching into an affair with director Roberto Rossellini.

Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco) wrote the script for the historical romance and will also produce.

Blood and Champagne takes the place of drama The Deep Blue Good-By on Mangold’s priority list. That project, starring Christian Bale, was set to kick off production »

- Isaac Feldberg

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James Mangold Will Be 'Seducing Ingrid Bergman'

22 June 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

...and then there were three. Photographer Robert Capa has been a subject that Hollywood has been trying to crack for years. Michael Mann has had a long developing project about the man, Tom Hiddleston and Hayley Atwell were linked to another movie titled "Close Enough," but nothing has been heard about that one since 2013, and now James Mangold has a movie brewing. The Wrap reports that the filmmaker will direct "Seducing Ingrid Bergman." Penned by Arash Amel ("Grace Of Monaco"), the 2014 Black List script is based on the novel by Chris Greenhalgh, and follows Capa's romance with the famed actress. Here's the book synopsis:  June 1945. When Ingrid Bergman walks into the lobby of the Ritz hotel in Paris, war photographer Robert Capa is enchanted. From the moment he slips a mischievous invitation to dinner under her door, the two find themselves helplessly attracted. Played out against the cafés and nightclubs of post-war Paris and the. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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James Mangold Directing Ingrid Bergman Romance Drama

21 June 2015 6:05 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

James Mangold is a director who likes to hop among genres: he’s tackled dramas of all stripes, Westerns, biopics and the superheroic likes of The Wolverine. He’s blending a couple of those for a potential future project, lining up an adaptation of Chris Greenhalgh’s book Seducing Ingrid Bergman.Arash Amel has written the script for the embryonic film, which chronicles the passionate, secretive romance between the iconic actress and noted war photographer Robert Capa in post-World War II Paris, just before the Cold War kicked in. The script has been floating around since at least 2013, and follows the period where Bergman’s image began to shift from her wholesome earlier days to being denounced by the Us Senate for loose morals (truly something of an ironic juxtaposition, there.) According to Deadline, Mangold has wanted to call the eventual film Blood And Champagne, but he may not get his wish, »

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Film Casting: Bourne 5, Kojak, Hugh Jackman in X-men: Apocalypse

21 June 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Bourne Identity 5, Kojak, and X-Men: Apocalypse have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

Seducing Ingrid Bergman

James Mangold is attached to direct “Seducing Ingrid Bergman

Arash Amel wrote the script

Seducing Ingrid Bergman” chronicles the torrid, life-changing romance between the “Casablanca” actress and celebrated war photographer Robert Capa that ignited in Paris after WWII.

The Bourne Identity 5

the first confirmed star beyond Matt Damon is Julia Stiles. She has closed a deal to reprise her role as covert agent Nicky Parsons in Universal Pictures’ Untitled Next Bourne Chapter. Stiles appeared in the first three films, emerging as an ally for the amnesiac assassin title character Jason Bourne.

Greengrass is writing the screenplay with Christopher Rouse

Kojak

Philip Gawthorne has been tapped to write the screenplay for Kojak… »

- Rollo Tomasi

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James Mangold will direct a torrid love affair in Seducing Ingrid Bergman

19 June 2015 7:54 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

James Mangold is currently prepping what will be Hugh Jackman's last appearance as Wolverine, but the director has already lined up his next project. The Wrap reports that Mangold is attached to direct Seducing Ingrid Bergman from a screenplay by Arash Amel which was voted to the Black List of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays in 2014. Seducing Ingrid Bergman will tell the... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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James Mangold To Helm "Ingrid Bergman"

19 June 2015 6:55 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker James Mangold ("The Wolverine") is attached to direct "Seducing Ingrid Bergman," a film whose script by Arash Amel made last year's Black List.

Based on Chris Greenhalgh's book of the same title, the story follows the torrid, life-changing romance between the "Casablanca" actress and celebrated war photographer Robert Capa that ignited in Paris after WWII.

Bergman was denounced by the U.S. Senate following public revelation of her her affair with director Roberto Rossellini. Capa has his own issues of gambling and alcoholism, but the pair ultimately found an awakening and liberation together.

Amel and Uday Chopra will produce.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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James Mangold to Direct Ingrid Bergman Drama Blood And Champagne

19 June 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Filmmaker James Mangold may be busy sharpening up the Wolverine claws at the moment, but he’s got his sights set on another drama in the near future. Deadline reports that the 3:10 to Yuma and Walk the Line director will helm an adaptation of the Chris Greenhalgh book Seducing Ingrid Bergman, which revolves around a torrid love affair between Bergman and war photographer Robert Capa in post-wwii Paris. Set in 1945, the film will trace the beginnings of a turning point in the Casablanca and Notorious actress’ life, as she would subsequently strike up an affair with director Roberto Rossellini in 1950 that turned her into scandal fodder for the U.S. media. The film—which will go by the title Blood and Champagne—was written by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco), and Mangold will work on the screenplay alongside Amel. The filmmaker was initially set to begin shooting on an »

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James Mangold to Direct Black List Script ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman’

19 June 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

James Mangold is attached to direct “Seducing Ingrid Bergman,” which was voted to the 2014 Black List of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Arash Amel wrote the script and will produce with Uday Chopra of Yrf Entertainment, which optioned Chris Greenhalgh’s book of the same title and will finance the movie. Yrf’s Jonathan Reiman will serve as an executive producer on the project. “Seducing Ingrid Bergman” chronicles the torrid, life-changing romance between the “Casablanca” actress and celebrated war photographer Robert Capa that ignited in Paris after WWII. Also Read: Cannes Film Festival Makes Ingrid. »

- Jeff Sneider

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James Mangold In Talks To Helm Arash Amel-Scripted Pic On Ingrid Bergman-Robert Capa Romance

19 June 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: James Mangold will direct an adaptation of the Chris Greenhalgh book Seducing Ingrid Bergman, which Mangold wanted to go by the title Blood And Champagne but it looks like that might be hard to clear. The script has been written by Arash Amel and is being financed by Uday Chopra’s Yrf Entertainment. Amel is producing with Chopra, who'll finance the film. Seducing Ingrid Bergman is the story of a torrid, clandestine romance between the beloved actress and the… »

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'Grace of Monaco' screenwriter dismantles the film in live Tweet session

28 May 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

You might remember "Grace of Monaco." A Grace Kelly biopic directed by Olivier Dahan ("La Vie en Rose") with Nicole Kidman in the lead and Tim Roth as her Prince Rainier, the film was picked up for distribution by The Weinstein Company and landed an opening night slot at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It seemed like a perfect combination of material and talent, and a possible awards player. But it ended up panned on the Croisette and destined for a premiere on the Lifetime television channel here in the Us. Earlier this week, the film's screenwriter, Arash Amel, took to Twitter to live-Tweet the Lifetime airing and, well, he had a lot to say. "The purpose of this live Tweet is to correct the record, an explanation, an apology and most of all a bit of lighthearted fun," he wrote, tagging each of his Tweets with the #GOMFacts hashtag. If »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Grace of Monaco’ Screenwriter Live-Tweets Troubled Film’s Lifetime Debut

26 May 2015 4:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nicole Kidman’s Grace Kelly biopic, “Grace of Monaco” has had a tumultuous journey to the screen: initially generating Oscar buzz after being picked up by the Weinstein Co. in 2013, before skipping theaters and eventually premiering on Lifetime on Memorial Day.

Set in 1962, the film takes place six years after Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and finds the princess longing to return to her acting career. The film received a critical drubbing at its Cannes premiere in 2014, with Variety’s Scott Foundas calling it a “cornball melodrama.”

In an attempt to shed light on the film’s behind-the-scenes turmoil, screenwriter Arash Amel live-tweeted the entire premiere.

“The purpose of this live tweet is to correct the record, an explanation, an apology and most of all a bit of light hearted fun,” Amel tweeted. “Also consider this to be the writer’s dvd commentary.”

According to Amel, the cut »

- Seth Kelley

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Nicole Kidman’s Grace Kelly biopic goes from Cannes to Lifetime

8 April 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

From the festival circuit to your couch on a lazy Thursday afternoon.

That is the course for Nicole Kidman’s Grace of Monaco, which will sees it’s U.S. premiere on Lifetime after opening the Cannes Film Festival a year ago. Deadline reported the news on Tuesday.

While the film hit theaters (to tepid responses by critics) overseas, it had yet to open in American theaters. It was also in the midst of controversy after The Weinstein Company and director Olivier Dahan fought of cuts. Deadline mentions that it is unclear whether Lifetime will use the cut by Dahan or Weinstein’s. The director’s cut was used in the premiere at Cannes.

In an interview with Deadline at Sundance this year, Harvey Weinstein hinted at the possibility that the film could find life on TV rather than a theatrical run. “The script we signed on for was like The King’s Speech, »

- Zach Dennis

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‘Grace of Monaco’ to Premiere on Lifetime, Skipping Theaters

7 April 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nicole Kidman’s troubled Grace Kelly biopic “Grace of Monaco” is skipping a theatrical release and will be airing on Lifetime on May 25, the network announced on Tuesday.

The drama opened the Cannes Film Festival in May to mostly negative reviews, with Variety‘s Scott Foundas calling it a “cornball melodrama.” The film was plagued by drama onscreen and off, with the Weinstein Co. originally making a $5 million deal to acquire U.S. rights to the $35 million production.

Grace of Monaco” takes place in 1962, six years after Kelly celebrated her “wedding of the century” and finds her yearning for a return to her acting career. It also stars Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Paz Vega and Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III.

The movie is executive produced by Claudia Bluemhuber, Uday Chopra, Uta Fredebeil and Bill Johnson, with Chopra also serving as producer. Olivier Dahan directed from Arash Amel’s screenplay. »

- Alex Stedman

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'Grace Of Monaco' to debut on Lifetime

7 April 2015 3:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nearly one year after its opening night slot in Cannes, it emerged that the biopic starring Nicole Kidman will not get a Us theatrical release.

Critics mostly dubbed Grace Of Monaco a flop when it premiered on the Croisette and the tale will now get its first public showing on Lifetime on May 25.

The Weinsteins originally held Us rights and there followed a long-running spat with director Olivier Dahan over cuts. Arash Amel wrote the screenplay.

The film was set for release in November 2013 and was subsequently pushed back to spring 2014.

Tim Roth, Parker Posey, Paz Vega and Frank Langella also star.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Harvey Weinstein discusses Grace of Monaco, Snowpiercer and more

28 January 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In his now yearly chat with the good folks over at Deadline, producer/mogul Harvey Weinstein sat down with the website to discuss his success with The Imitation Game, the problems with Grace of Monaco and his reputation of recutting some of his films, including Monaco and Snowpiercer.

On Grace of Monaco:

“…The script we signed on for was like ‘The King’s Speech,’ with the big moment where Princess Grace steps up. That is what attracted Nicole….I’d seen rushes that were great… The director is French, and he turned it more into a Hitchcock movie like a paean to ‘Vertigo,’ which ironically Grace wasn’t in. The writer, Arash Amel, called me and said, what happened to my script. It’s like welcome to Hollywood…”

“The director refused and criticized me profusely,” he continued. “That moniker of Harvey Scissorhands has always followed me and simply put, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Harvey Weinstein on Best Pictures, 'Snowpiercer' and Theatrical vs. VOD and His "Harvey Scissorhands" Nickname

26 January 2015 9:14 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Harvey Weinstein is one of the most powerful, outspoken, and controversial men in Hollywood. The studio executive who launched Miramax and The Weinstein Company is a passionate film lover, a master promoter, a ruthless Oscar campaigner, and just about everything else you need to be in order to make it to the top in the business. Even if you find what he does unscrupulous or the content he produces not very good, it is hard not to admire the man for how successful he has made himself, no matter how frustrating it might be. Weinstein recently had a chat with Deadline, covering a wide variety of topics from the Netflix series "Marco Polo" to the troubles with the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of Finding Neverland to Oscar campaigning to his reputation of recutting films, giving him the nickname "Harvey Scissorhands." I had no idea the Weinsteins were behind "Marco Polo »

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