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Palme d’Or Winner ‘The Square’ Is Sweden’s Pick for Foreign-Language Oscar

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Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or-winning “The Square” will represent Sweden in the foreign-language Oscar race at the 90th Academy Awards in 2018.

A satirical drama weaving dark comedy, “The Square” takes place in the contemporary art world. Written by Ostlund, the film stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West.

The Square” world premiered in competition at Cannes, where it won the Palme d’Or. It will next play at Toronto, in the Special Presentations section. Magnolia pre-bought U.S. rights to “The Square” a year ago.

Commenting on the selection of “The Square,” Ostlund, who spoke about his despair over missing out on an Oscar nomination for his 2015 “Force Majeure” in a YouTube clip, said he “really hope it’s less painful this time round.”

Although it missed out on an Oscar nomination, “Force Majeure” was a critical hit. It took home six Swedish Guldbagge Awards and won the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard »


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Joshua Satine Joins Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in Thriller ‘A Simple Favor’ (Exclusive)

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Six-year-old Joshua Satine has been cast in Lionsgate’s thriller “A Simple Favor” opposite Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding, Variety has learned exclusively.

Satine will play the son of Kendrick’s mommy blogger character, who tries to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of her best friend, portrayed by Lively. Golding plays the husband of Lively’s character. The story is described as being a post-modern film noir with twists, betrayals, secrets, revelations, murder, and revenge

Paul Feig is directing the film. Feig and Jessie Henderson are producing through their Feigco production company. Jessica Sharzer wrote the script based on Darcey Bell’s book of the same name.

Fox 2000 was originally developing the project after buying the movie rights to “A Simple Favor” in a preemptive deal. The story is in the vein of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel “Gone Girl” and Paula Hawkins’ 2015 debut “The Girl on the Train” — two best-selling thrillers in which a »


- Dave McNary

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Sony Nabs New Line Founder's Thriller 'Nightlight' (Exclusive)

4 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Sony has picked up the spec Nightlight with Bob Shaye, the founder of New Line, on board as one of the producers.

Rising filmmaker Tyler MacIntyre co-wrote the script with Chris Hill and is attached to direct what Sony envisions will be a low-budget thriller.

Plot details are being kept in the dark, but it is known to center on a 10-year-old boy who must fight off some sort of invaders while home alone.

Sara Rastogi is overseeing for Sony’s Columbia Pictures division, which picked up the project in a competitive situation. (Paramount was also chasing.)  

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- Borys Kit

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Robert De Niro’s Comedy ‘War With Grandpa’ Gets February Release

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TWC-Dimension Films has set a Feb. 23 release date for its family comedy “The War with Grandpa,” starring Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken.

Tim Hill directed the movie, which also stars Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin, Oakes Fegley, Jane Seymour, and Faizon Love. The film was written by Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, and Dave Johnson and produced by Phillip Glasser, Marvin Peart, and Rosa Morris Peart of Marro Films.

The film was shot over six weeks in Atlanta. It was originally slated to be shot in Toronto for an Oct. 20 release date.

Fegley portrays the grandson of De Niro’s recently widowed character, who moves into the house and takes over the grandson’s bedroom. The grandson schemes with friends to devise a series of pranks to drive him out, but finds that his grandfather isn’t going to give up easily — leading to an all-out war.

The »


- Dave McNary

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Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini Join Virginia Woolf Biopic ‘Vita & Virginia’

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Elizabeth Debicki and Isabella Rossellini have joined the cast of Virginia Woolf biopic “Vita & Virginia” for Protagonist Pictures, it was announced Wednesday by Protagonist CEO Dave Bishop. The finance, production and sales company has also closed a deal with distributor Thunderbird Releasing to take all U.K. rights on the film.

The Night Manager” star Debicki, who recently appeared in James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,” will play Virginia Woolf opposite Gemma Arterton in the period drama, which tells the true story of the unconventional love affair between socialite Vita Sackville-West (Arterton) and Woolf. Rossellini’s role has not been announced.

“‘Vita & Virginia’ is the true story of two of the most fascinating and progressive women of their time, who end up in the throes of a passionate affair which shapes their work and changes their lives forever,” said Vanessa Saal, managing director of sales and distribution for Protagonist. »


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The Joker Origin Story On Deck: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Martin Scorsese Aboard WB/DC Film

22 August 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Warner Bros and DC are in the early stages of another Batman Universe spinoff movie, this one telling the origin story of the signature villain The Joker. The studio has set The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips to co-write a script with 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver. Phillips will direct the movie, and Martin Scorsese will produce it with Phillips. This will be the first film under a new banner that has yet to be named in which WB can expand the canon of DC properties and… »


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Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges in Talks to Star in Drew Goddard’s ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

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Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges are in negotiations to star in the Fox thriller “Bad Times at the El Royale,” with Drew Goddard directing from his own script.

Should the deals close, the actors would be the first attached to the project, which is expected to begin shooting early next year. Fox has kept details about “Bad Times” under wraps other than it being set in the 196os at a dilapidated hotel in California’s Lake Tahoe region. Bridges would play a down-on-his-luck priest.

Goddard is also set to produce the movie. He co-wrote the screenplay for “Deadpool 2” with star Ryan Reynolds and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Goddard received an Academy Award nomination last year for best adapted screenplay for “The Martian,” which was adapted from the Andy Weir novel.

Goddard directed Hemsworth in 2012’s “The Cabin in the Woods” from a script he co-wrote with Joss Whedon. He »


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Which Netflix Shows Led People to Watch the ‘Defenders’ and Marvel Series?

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It’s easy for superhero fans to get caught up in the Universes, the Phases, and how it’s #AllConnected. But for the average Netflix viewers, they’re just trying to find something to fill up their Friday nights. So how does the Netflix audience end up watching The Defenders if they haven’t been following every series leading up […]

The post Which Netflix Shows Led People to Watch the ‘Defenders’ and Marvel Series? appeared first on /Film. »

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Lex Luthor Might Not Be In Justice League After All

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We've long expected Lex Luthor to appear in Justice League, but that may no longer be the case. learn more ahead. »

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Overspending Is Good: Despite Expensive Risks, Studios Should Keep Opening Their Wallets at Film Festivals

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s an energy in the sold out theater before a big premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, as the packed audience of industry leaders and indie film fanatics anticipate the unveiling of what could be the next “Beasts of the Southern Wild” or “Reservoir Dogs.” If the film delivers on only a fraction of the lofty expectations, the excited crowd can help a film soar in ways it wouldn’t if potential buyers were watching it in a quiet screening room.

Read More:How Josh and Benny Safdie Used Guerrilla Filmmaking to Hack Their Way Into Hollywood

It’s in this hyped environment that distributors must make acquisition decisions at lightning speed. Often in matter of hours, distributors need to determine a film’s box office potential, put a price tag on that potential, and present a strategy – one that could include promises of publicity and advertising spending, number of theaters, »


- Chris O'Falt

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‘Tulip Fever’ Red Band Trailer: Does This Movie Really Need a Red Band Trailer?

1 hour ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Weinstein Company has allowed many of their titles to sit on the shelf and collect dust for years. One of their latest movies to be delayed more than once, Tulip Fever, is finally coming out after a year-long delay. Not only did The Weinstein release another trailer for the Dane DeHaan and Alicia Vikander-led film, but it’s a […]

The post ‘Tulip Fever’ Red Band Trailer: Does This Movie Really Need a Red Band Trailer? appeared first on /Film. »


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’Handmaid’s Tale’ Director Reed Morano Had To Mimic Martin Scorsese on ‘Vinyl,’ and Other TV Challenges

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Reed Morano was an accomplished cinematographer and indie director, but getting the opportunity to come aboard “The Handmaid’s Tale” as an executive producer and director of the first three episodes was both a big break and new experience. With “Meadowland” – Morano’s feature directorial debut – she pushed the boundaries in what is a dark, atmospheric, and personal film. Initially, she wasn’t clear to what degree she could push the boundaries in establishing the visual language of the new Hulu series.

“They obviously had faith in me if they hired me, but they were like, ‘Make sure that it has scope and we know when we’re in a flashback,'” said Morano. “You basically have a lot of people standing over you… I imagine it’s similar to what it would be like to direct a studio feature, with the studio looking over you shoulder all the time saying, »


- Chris O'Falt

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10 Most Anticipated New Films of Oscar Season

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Oscar season is officially on our doorstep as the 74th annual Venice Film Festival is set to take flight a week from today with the world premiere of Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing.” Recent contenders like “Birdman,” “Spotlight,” and “La La Land” have begun their journeys on the Lido before taking the season by storm.

Commencing in the Colorado mountains next Friday will be the Telluride Film Festival’s 44th Labor Day sprint, where major players like “Moonlight,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “Argo” all unspooled. Other awards season launchpads in Toronto, New York, and Hollywood (AFI Fest) will follow soon after.

Many new films will plant their flags throughout this circuit, while plenty more will aim for strategic exposure after the festival dust settles. The six-month season will be long — longer than usual, thanks to the Winter Olympics — but the reward will (hopefully) be a string of quality prestige films from many of the finest filmmakers in the »


- Kristopher Tapley

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As Joss Whedon and Others Are Confronted By Their Treatment Of Women, Fandom Is Evolving to Listen

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As stories of sexual abuse and assault by well-known men grow more commonplace, a refrain has emerged, one that might sound like a plea: Listen to women. Believe women. Even when they speak out against someone that might be considered a genius or hero, don’t ignore their stories.

This week, “listen to women” became a roar. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon’s ex-wife Kai Cole wrote frankly from her perspective about Whedon being a “fake feminist” and the years he allegedly spent cheating on her. Tig Notaro, in promoting the new season of her Amazon series “One Mississippi,” spoke out regarding sexual harrassment allegations made against Louis C.K.,who also serves as the show’s executive producer.

And after an anonymous letter went to hundreds of people in the indie film industry, accusing those who run Los Angeles-based nonprofit film society Cinefamily of enabling an atmosphere of »


- Liz Shannon Miller

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Who Emilia Clarke Is Playing In The Han Solo Movie

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Though much of the film remains under wraps, it seems that we finally know who Emilia Clarke is playing in the Han Solo movie. »

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‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ Trailer: J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike Series is Adapted to TV

1 hour ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

J.K. Rowling has a magic touch when it comes to getting her work adapted to film or TV — even if it wasn’t under her name. The Cormoran Strike series of novels, published under Rowling’s pen name Robert Galbraith, is coming to the small screen with an adaptation of the first book, The Cuckoo’s Calling. It’s about […]

The post ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ Trailer: J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike Series is Adapted to TV appeared first on /Film. »


- Hoai-Tran Bui

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Cannes Winner ‘The Square’ Is Sweden’s Oscar Entry

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As expected, Sweden has selected “The Square,” director Ruben Östlund’s Cannes prize-winner, as its official 2018 Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. The outrageous satire of the art world starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and Terry Notary will play at both the Toronto and New York film festivals.

Read More:2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Foreign Language Film

Östlund’s follow-up to “Force Majeure” wound up the surprise Palme d’Or winner. “The Square” (Magnolia Pictures) is a brilliantly entertaining takedown of the art world, as world-class Stockholm museum director (Claes Bang) encounters a series of unsettling setbacks to his illustrious career, losing control of his increasingly messy life. In one hilarious subplot, after sex with an American journalist (witty “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Elisabeth Moss), they tussle over his condom. In another memorable sequence, a man with Tourette’s Syndrome interrupts an artist (Dominic West) as he »


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Cannes Winner ‘The Square’ Is Sweden’s Oscar Entry

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As expected, Sweden has selected “The Square,” director Ruben Östlund’s Cannes prize-winner, as its official 2018 Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. The outrageous satire of the art world starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and Terry Notary will play at both the Toronto and New York film festivals.

Read More:2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Foreign Language Film

Östlund’s follow-up to “Force Majeure” wound up the surprise Palme d’Or winner. “The Square” (Magnolia Pictures) is a brilliantly entertaining takedown of the art world, as world-class Stockholm museum director (Claes Bang) encounters a series of unsettling setbacks to his illustrious career, losing control of his increasingly messy life. In one hilarious subplot, after sex with an American journalist (witty “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Elisabeth Moss), they tussle over his condom. In another memorable sequence, a man with Tourette’s Syndrome interrupts an artist (Dominic West) as he »


- Anne Thompson

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Cannes Winner ‘The Square’ Is Sweden’s Foreign Language Oscar Pick

1 hour ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or winner The Square is Sweden’s choice to represent it in the race for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. This is Ostlund’s third time at the rodeo for the Scandinavian country; his Involuntary was in the running in 2009 and he made the shortlist with 2014’s Force Majeure — before being shockingly omitted from the nominations. When the filmmaker did not get a nom in 2015, he released a video that included what he called a "worst man-cry."… »


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Box Office: Will ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Protect No. 1 From Newcomers?

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A sluggish summer at the box office appears to have almost reached a standstill.

Last weekend, “Hitman’s Bodyguard” won the domestic box office with $21.4 million. That was a solid opening for a film without a superhero, well-known source material, or a franchise to back it up. But now, in week two, it seems the movie could retain its spot on top, even if it sees a 50% to 60% drop.

The fresh releases don’t post much of a threat, starting with “Leap!” from the Weinstein Company. The animated film, which has already picked up $58.2 million from foreign markets, is looking at an opening around $5 million from 2,500 locations. Éric Summer and Éric Warin directed the movie, titled “Ballerina” in all territories outside the U.S. It’s billed as a musical adventure comedy about an orphan girl who aspires to become a dancer. The voice cast is led by Elle Fanning, and also includes Maddie Ziegler, »


- Seth Kelley

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