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Casting Net: William Hurt joins ensemble of Jesse Owens biopic 'Race'

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• Oscar winner William Hurt has joined the ensemble of Race, the Jesse Owens biopic starring Stephan James (When the Game Stands Tall) as the legendary track and field star. Hurt will play the president of the Amateur Athletic Union Jeremiah Mahoney, who led efforts to boycott the 1936 Olympics in Berlin against Hitler. Emmy winner Stephen Hopkins (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers) is directing the production currently filming in Montreal and on location at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. In addition to James, Hurt joins Jeremy Irons as future International Olympic Committee president Avery Brundage, Jason Sudeikis as Osu »


- Jake Perlman

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Nearly 100-year-old 'Sherlock Holmes' film found in France

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Sherlock Holmes has appeared on stage and on screen numerous times played by dozens of actors, and now, thanks to a recent discovery, fans of the world’s greatest detective will be able to view a lost but key piece of his on-screen history.

The French film archive Cinémathèque Française announced on Wednesday that a silent film version of Sherlock Holmes produced in 1916 was discovered in their collection a few weeks ago. Produced by Essanay Studios, the film, simply titled Sherlock Holmes, stars William Gillette as the titular detective, a role for which he was known around the world. Gillette »


- Jonathon Dornbush

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The National chime in for new 'Theory of Everything' trailer

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With the Best Actor Oscar race heating up, as this week’s New York Film Festival sheds the spotlight on Ben Affleck (Gone Girl), Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice), Miles Teller (Whiplash), and Michael Keaton (Birdman), Focus Features debuted a new trailer for The Theory of Everything, perhaps as a gentle reminder that Eddie Redmayne was the talk of the town just a few weeks ago in Toronto.

His performance as British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is a major career breakthrough for the dashing young actor best known for Les Miserables, and the role of Hawking, the brilliant mathematician whose disease cost »


- Jeff Labrecque

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Ethan Hawke reflects on his career at Nyff celebration

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For Ethan Hawke, the past two years have resulted in a series of culminations. Last year, Before Midnight, which closed out his trilogy with Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; Boyhood, which he made with Linklater over 12 years, premiered there this year. And now he’s celebrating the completion of his documentary, Seymour: An Introduction, as it makes stops at various film festivals. So it makes sense that Hawke was prone to look backwards when feted at the New York Film Festival during its “An Evening With…” event.

“It’s feeling like a shedding of a skin of some kind, »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Matthew McConaughey hasn't gone far enough in new 'Interstellar' trailer

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Though initial Interstellar trailers remained relatively earthbound, the latest clearly shows where Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and company are headed in Christopher Nolan’s latest. And it’s a place with some waves that look like mountains. “Everybody ready to say goodbye to our solar system?” McConaughey says.

The trailer also sets up a dichotomy between Hathaway and McConaughey’s characters, with Hathaway representing the pessimistic opinion. She says, “We got this far, farther than any human in history.” He says, “Well, not far enough.”  He doesn’t think she’s going to make it. He does. The trailer ends with her voiceover. »


- Esther Zuckerman

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How Disney's legendary animator helped Maleficent steal 'Sleeping Beauty'

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When Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty first arrived in theaters in 1959, reviews were mixed, in part because the conceit of a wicked sorceress putting a beautiful princess to sleep seemed like such a blatant Snow White rip-off. But over time, Sleeping Beauty has carved out its own space, no doubt because of its mesmerizing villain, the elegantly evil Maleficent—a fact brought to cinematic fruition this year with Angelina Jolie’s live-action blockbuster. Maleficent wasn’t a hag, like the in-disguise apple-offering witch in Snow White, nor a prim harpy, like Cinderella’s stepmother. She was undoubtedly grotesque, with devilish horns, »


- Jeff Labrecque

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J.K. Simmons toys with Miles Teller in 'Whiplash' clip

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When director Damien Chazelle was in high school in Princeton, N.J., he played drums in his school’s highly competitive jazz ensemble, which was led by an intense conductor who ruled with an iron fist.

“Drums had always been like a fun hobby for me, and for four years, when I was in that ensemble, it became just a source of constant dread and just terror and anxiety,” the 29-year-old director said last winter at the Sundance Film Festival, where his film Whiplash won top prizes. Practicing constantly, under mental if not physical duress, left scars that were still »


- Jeff Labrecque

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Sudeikis, Gad, Dinklage among star-studded 'Angry Birds' voice cast

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Sony Pictures Entertainment announced the upcoming Angry Birds film’s cast today, and it includes more than a dozen well-known comic actors and actresses.

Jason Sudeikis will play the leading role as the ill-tempered bird Red. Josh Gad also stars as the yellow-feathered Chuck, and Danny McBride rounds out the main trio as the big bird Bomb.

Bill Hader will voice one of the evil pigs (well, they’re “evil” depending on whether you side with the birds or the swine), while Maya Rudolph plays a character named Matilda and Peter Dinklage swoops in as Mighty Eagle.

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- Jonathon Dornbush

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See Ridley Scott's plagues in new 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' trailer

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When one thinks of Moses one typically thinks of… Coldplay, right?* Well, Coldplay is what you’ll get in the new trailer for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings.

(Okay, yes, you may actually think of Coldplay, given that the band has a song called “Moses” and Chris Martin’s son is named Moses. “Moses” is not the song used in this trailer.)

In the trailer, there’s also Christian Bale (as Moses) yelling, Joel Edgerton (as Ramses) glaring, aggressive locusts and frogs, a crocodile taking down a boat’s mast, and Aaron Paul in a beard. Yes, Scott »


- Esther Zuckerman

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'Twilight Saga' returning with five short films on Facebook

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Just when you thought The Twilight Saga was over, it’s back with sparkly new skin.

Two years after the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2, Lions Gate announced on Tuesday that it’s teaming with Facebook to finance five short films that will be based on Twilight characters, according to The New York Times. A group of female panelists will choose from five aspiring female directors to direct the films, titled The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of ‘The Twilight Saga, which will premiere exclusively on the social network next year.

The panel, according to The Times, includes Bella herself, Kristen Stewart »


- Emily Blake

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Casting Net: Benjamin Walker lands lead in Nicholas Sparks' 'The Choice'

30 September 2014 4:51 PM, PDT

Benjamin Walker will part with his presidential past as the male lead in the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel The Choice. The Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson star will play Travis Parker in the story that spans a decade long love affair in a small coastal town. Bryan Sipe (A Million Miles) wrote the screenplay with no director currently attached. [Deadline]

Rosa Salazar has just joined the cast of another Ya trilogy. The Parenthood actress will play Brenda in the sequel Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, which will once again be directed by Wes Ball and star Dylan O’Brien. »


- Jake Perlman

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Dennis Quaid cast in Dan Rather drama 'Truth'

30 September 2014 3:22 PM, PDT

EW has confirmed that Dennis Quaid has been cast in Truth, the drama pic that depicts Dan Rather’s fall from grace at CBS when he infamously reported a damaging report on George W. Bush that turned out to be false. Deadline first reported the news of Quaid’s casting.

Quaid will play Colonel Roger Charles and joins a cast that includes Robert Redford, who will be playing Dan Rather; Cate Blanchett, who will be playing 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes; and Elisabeth Moss. James Vanderbilt will direct and write the project, which is currently in pre-production. »


- Teresa Jue

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Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey to voice star in 'Boss Baby'

30 September 2014 1:40 PM, PDT

Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey have signed on to voice star in DreamWorks Animation’s Boss Baby, EW has confirmed.

Tom McGrath (Madagascar, Megamind) will direct the film from a script by Michael McCullers (Austin Powers). The film was inspired by Marla Frazee’s picture book of the same name.

Baldwin will voice the titular character, a briefcase-carrying baby who sparks jealousy in his 7-year-old brother, Tim. Threatened by the new arrival, Tim attempts to win his parents’ sole affection. In the process, he uncovers a secret plot by the CEO of Puppy Co. (voiced by Spacey) that could ruin »


- C. Molly Smith

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Quvenzhane Wallis set to star in 'Counting By 7s'

30 September 2014 1:21 PM, PDT

EW has confirmed that Quvenzhané Wallis is attached to star in The Mazur/Kaplan Company and Olympus Pictures’ big-screen adaptation Holly Goldberg Sloan’s bestselling novel, Counting By 7s. Deadline first reported the news.

Wallis will play the novel’s central character, Willow Chance, a young girl who rebuilds her life with a surrogate family after her parents are killed in a car accident.

After her Oscar-nominated turn in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Wallis has had a full schedule, having just wrapped production on Fathers and Daughters, a drama with Aaron Paul and Amanda Seyfried, and providing her voice in animated film The Prophet, »


- Teresa Jue

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Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills fights for his family (again) in 'Tak3n' trailer

30 September 2014 12:44 PM, PDT

Liam Neeson is back as Bryan Mills in the trailer  for Taken 3—actually, sorry, Tak3n—and lest you thought Mills was done fighting to protect his family, he’s not. 

In this installment his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) gets murdered. Bryan, naturally, is suspected. Bryan, therefore, must kick some ass.  “My first priority is to protect the only one I have left,” he growls. Forest Whitaker is on hand to try and catch Mills. The movie arrives in January, and will, according to Neeson, be the last Taken movie. The Key & Peele Valets are freaking out right now. »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Satan has an opinion on Nicolas Cage's 'Left Behind,' apparently

30 September 2014 11:07 AM, PDT

From what’s been revealed thus far, Left Behind appears to have two key qualities of a classic Nicolas Cage film: All the dialogue is either whispered or screamed, and everything in the movie is on fire. But in case that wasn’t enough to attract audiences, the film’s promotional campaign has enlisted the help of the prince of evil whose entire world is on fire—Satan.

Opening this Friday, Oct. 3, Left Behind tells the story of the biblical Rapture, in which millions of people have disappeared. Remaining groups of survivors attempt to recover from the ensuing chaos, including a pilot played by Cage, »


- Jonathon Dornbush

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Scott Rudin picks up film rights to 'We Are Not Ourselves'

30 September 2014 11:02 AM, PDT

Matthew Thomas’s critically acclaimed and bestselling debut We Are Not Ourselves is headed to the screen. Producer Scott Rudin has optioned the film rights to Thomas’s novel, EW has learned exclusively. 

The book traces its protagonist Eileen Tumulty, the daughter of Irish immigrants, from childhood through her adult life.

“As Thomas follows her through six decades, Eileen emerges as a richly observed character, a fascinating case study whose path shows how immigration, suburbanization, and upward mobility changed many American families after World War II,” EW’s Melissa Maerz wrote in her review. “This isn’t just Eileen’s story. »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Joan Allen gives motherly advice in clip from Stephen King's 'A Good Marriage'

30 September 2014 8:54 AM, PDT

Stephen King may be one of our most prolific writers, but he tends to let others get the ol’ finger blisters when it comes to adapting his tales for the big screen. One exception? The forthcoming, Peter Askin-directed A Good Marriage, for which Uncle Stevie did decide to pen the screenplay version of his novella.

“I knew Peter Askin and I liked him,” King recently told EW, explaining the origin of the project. “About a thousand years ago, John Mellencamp and I got involved with this musical called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. We didn’t know anything about musicals, »


- Clark Collis

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'Edge of Tomorrow' Blu-ray: Tom Cruise copters into London's Trafalgar Square

30 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT

Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise’s summer sci-fi movie about a reluctant soldier who’s cursed with the gift of reliving the same day that he’s killed by aliens over and over again—until he navigates through battle safely—wasn’t the blockbuster that it might have been. It inched past $100 million in the U.S. and grossed a total of $369 million, but critics heaped praise on Cruise, whose Major William Cage reminded some of A Few Good Men’s lackadaisical Daniel Kaffee, and Emily Blunt, who played a heroic supersoldier with a sixth sense for slaughtering the spidery aliens that invaded Earth. »


- Jeff Labrecque

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See the star-studded trailer for a new film series about the economy

30 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT

Patton Oswalt, Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Adrian Grenier, and Werner Herzog are among the more than 80 actors, directors, and academic and civic leaders who are collaborating on the digital series We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss. Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan will produce the series of informative and entertaining films that tackle serious economic issues.

“At its core, the vision of this project is to fuse artistry and storytelling with economic expertise to engage the public in a truly informed dialogue about the U.S. economy,” says Carole Tomko, »


- Jeff Labrecque

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