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Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ to Open Palm Springs Film Festival

Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ to Open Palm Springs Film Festival
Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” has been selected as the opening night film for the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on Jan. 4.

The Post,” starring Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham, will receive a limited release from Fox on Dec. 22 and go into wide release on Jan. 12. The National Board of Review has named “The Post” as the best film of 2017 with Hanks and Streep taking the top acting awards.

The Post” centers on the legal battle faced by The Washington Post over publication of the Pentagon Papers, which provided previously undisclosed details over the involvement of the U.S. government in the Vietnam War The cast includes Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.

The festival will close with “The Last Movie Star,” directed by Adam Rifkin, on Jan. 14. Burt Reynolds
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Afm: Im Global to launch sales on 'The Worthy'

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Im Global’s Anthem label is handling international sales excluding the Middle East at Afm on Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s Arabic action thriller and recent BFI London Film Festival selection.

Cinetic Media has come on board to represents North American rights.

The Worthy is set in a dystopian future where the majority of the world’s water supply is contaminated and a small group of survivors near a rare clean water source must defend their lives from infiltrators.

The ensemble cast of Arabic talent includes Samr Al Masri, Ali Suliman and Maisa Abd Elhadi.

Rami Yasin produced with Peter Safran and Steven Schneider.

Meanwhile director Ali F Mostafa has signed with UTA for Us representation.

Image Nation and Im Global are partnering on contemporary thriller The Circle starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, due for release in the Us next April via EuropaCorp.

Image Nation recently added three Emirati productions to its slate including the feel-good
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Image Nation Abu Dhabi plots three features

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Image Nation Abu Dhabi plots three features
Rattle The Cage director Majid Al Ansari [pictured] will be an executive producer on the projects.

Middle East-based production outfit Image Nation Abu Dhabi plans to begin production on three feature projects in the final quarter of 2016.

All three films will shoot on location in the UAE and Oman. The first of which, comedy On Borrowed Time, will commence principle photography next month in Dubai.

The second film, body-switch comedy Rashid & Rajib, is set to shoot in November, and the final film, Scales, a dark drama about mermaids, will film in early 2017.

Film-maker Majid Al Ansari will be an executive producer on each of the projects. His 2015 crime thriller Rattle The Cage (Zinzana) was Netflix’s first UAE acquisition.

Image Nation’s recent projects include Ali Mostafa’s UAE thriller The Worthy and legal drama television series Justice. The company was also a producer on the Mark Wahlberg-starring disaster film Deepwater Horizon, which premiered
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Locarno — Lionel Baier: ‘Families Are the Most Dangerous Social Group on Earth’

Playing next week at Locarno’s Piazza Grande — one sign of a potential crowd-pleaser — “Vanity” (“La Vanité”) is the seventh movie from Lionel Baier, one of Switzerland’s young filmmakers with a fairly high international profile. His scribe-helmer credits include “Another Man” (2008), “Longwave” (2013), and “Stupid Boy” (2004).

Pedro Almodovar muse Carmen Maura, who won a 2012 Cesar for Philippe Le Guay’s “Service Entrance,” and Patrick Lapp (“Longwave”) star in “Vanity,” a euthanasia comedy produced by Bande à Part Films, founded by Baier and fellow filmmakers Ursula Meier, Jean-Stephane Bron and Frederic Mermoud.

World premiered in Cannes’ Acid sidebar, “Vanity” will be released in France via Happiness Distribution; Frenetic will open it in Switzerland. Loic Magneron’s Wide Management handles “Vanity” international rights. In “Vanity,” a terminally ill man decides to end it all with the help of a pro-euthanasia association. A day is scheduled, but it begins to looks like his
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Dick Van Patten, ‘Eight Is Enough’ and ‘Love Boat’ Star, Dies at 86

Dick Van Patten, ‘Eight Is Enough’ and ‘Love Boat’ Star, Dies at 86
Dick Van Patten, who played the paterfamilias on the 1980s TV dramedy “Eight Is Enough,” died on Tuesday morning. He was 86.

Patten died at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. due to complications from diabetes.

The always-genial, round-faced actor also appeared in Disney films including “Freaky Friday” (the original, Jodie Foster version) as well as Mel Brooks comedies “High Anxiety,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Space Balls.”

Though long associated with television and film comedies, the actor spent a great deal of time onstage, making the first of his two dozen or so appearances on Broadway as a child back in 1937, in Kurt Weill’s “The Eternal Road.”

He had most recently appeared onscreen in a guest role as Lester on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.” Other relatively recent credits include “7th Heaven” in 2004, “Arrested Development” in 2005, “That ’70s Show” in 2006 and “The Sarah Silverman Program
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Dick Van Patten, ‘Eight Is Enough’ Star, Dies at 86

Dick Van Patten, ‘Eight Is Enough’ Star, Dies at 86
Dick Van Patten, who played the paterfamilias on the 1980s TV dramedy “Eight Is Enough,” died on Tuesday morning. He was 86.

Patten died at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., due to complications from diabetes.

The always-genial, round-faced actor also appeared in Disney films including “Freaky Friday” (the original, Jodie Foster version) as well as Mel Brooks comedies “High Anxiety,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Space Balls.”

Though long associated with television and film comedies, the actor spent a great deal of time on stage, making the first of his two dozen or so appearances on Broadway as a child back in 1937, in Kurt Weill’s “The Eternal Road.”

He had most recently appeared onscreen in a guest role as Lester on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.” Other relatively recent credits include “7th Heaven” in 2004, “Arrested Development” in 2005, “That ’70s Show” in 2006 and “The Sarah Silverman
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Oscar Winner Went All the Way from Wyler to Coppola in Film Career Spanning Half a Century

Teresa Wright and Matt Damon in 'The Rainmaker' Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out.") "I'd rather have luck than brains!" Teresa Wright was quoted as saying in the early 1950s. That's understandable, considering her post-Samuel Goldwyn choice of movie roles, some of which may have seemed promising on paper.[1] Wright was Marlon Brando's first Hollywood leading lady, but that didn't help her to bounce back following the very public spat with her former boss. After all, The Men was released before Elia Kazan's film version of A Streetcar Named Desire turned Brando into a major international star. Chances are that good film offers were scarce. After Wright's brief 1950 comeback, for the third time in less than a decade she would be gone from the big screen for more than a year.
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Voice cast for the Peanuts movie revealed

Over the past few days we’ve seen a new images, a poster and trailer for the upcoming Peanuts movie – or Snoopy and Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Movie to us folk here in the UK – and now the young voice cast for the CG-animated film has been revealed. Check them out below…

Noah Schnapp voices the role of Good ol’ Charlie Brown, the lovable loser who never gives up. The young actor recently filmed a role opposite Tom Hanks in director Steven Spielberg’s untitled Cold War thriller. Most recently, Noah wrapped work on the indie film We Only Know So Much, based on the book of the same title.

Hadley Belle Miller provides the voice for Lucy, known around the neighborhood (and by her little brother, Linus) for being crabby and bossy and humiliating Charlie Brown. Hadley’s voiceover credits include Sofia the Firstand Jake and the Neverland Pirates,
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The Peanuts Movie Voice Cast Announced

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Aaugh! You’re a good man, Charlie Brown, but Twentieth Century Fox pulled the football out from under you and announced the voice casting for The Peanuts Movie.

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the cherished “Peanuts” gang will make their long awaited big-screen debut in stunning state of the art 3D animation.

Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.

The Peanuts Movie flies into theaters everywhere on November 6, 2015. That year marks the 65th anniversary of the debut of the “Peanuts” comic strip and the 50th
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Voice Cast For The Peanuts Movie Has Been Revealed

There are still twelve months to go before the world gets to see the newest adventures of Charlie Brown in the Peanuts movie, but as is the case with marketing in today’s cinematic climate, audiences are growing to expect teaser materials at least a year in advance. So, after dropping the first trailer earlier this month, 20th Century Fox has now revealed who will be voicing the iconic characters based on Charles M. Schulz’s original comic series.

The cast of characters in the CGI-animated romp all originate from the classic children’s strip comic of the same name. For the first new feature in 35 years involving Charlie, Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy and Woodstock, the studio has chosen a range of up-and-coming child actors to lend their voices to the much-loved troupe.

It might be considered a gamble to place newcomers into such a well-known franchise, but
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Fox Announces The Cast for 'The Peanuts Movie'

In celebration of Charles Schulz’s (the creator of Peanuts) birthday, 20th Century Fox has announced the voice cast of the upcoming animated film. Take a look below for the name of the actor and what character is he or she playing:

Noah Schnapp voices the role of Good ol’ Charlie Brown, the lovable loser who never gives up. The young actor recently filmed a role opposite Tom Hanks in director Steven Spielberg’s untitled Cold War thriller. Most recently, Noah wrapped work on the indie film We Only Know So Much, based on the book of the same title.

Hadley Belle Miller provides the voice for Lucy, known around the neighborhood (and by her little brother, Linus) for being crabby and bossy and humiliating Charlie Brown. Hadley’s voiceover credits include Sofia the First andJake and the Neverland Pirates, and she has appeared on stage and in commercials.

Aj Tecce voices Pig-Pen,
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‘Peanuts’ Voice Cast Announced

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends look set to take the CG world by storm in their upcoming feature length film, Peanuts. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schultz for the comic-strip of the same name, Peanuts will see the world through the eyes of the young. Anyone worth their salt will already be planning on fitting A Charlie Brown Christmas into their Christmas schedule, and from the trailer it certainly looks as though the makers are trying to capture the magic of the original strip. As such, a young voice cast has been assembled, which doesn’t include any immediately recognisable names in its ranks, unless you’re a youngling yourself with a keen ear for Disney/Nickelodeon stars.

Here’s the cast, and we’re very happy that stars haven’t been crammed in to slap over posters and TV spots:

Noah Schnapp voices the role of Good ol’ Charlie Brown,
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'The Peanuts Movie' Voice Cast Announced

'The Peanuts Movie' Voice Cast Announced
20th Century Fox has officially announced the voice cast for their upcoming animated adventure The Peanuts Movie. Producer Paul Feig revealed the actors that will be playing the iconic Peanuts characters on his personal Twitter account, which was followed by an official press release from the studio. The voice cast is made up of mostly unknowns, with all of the actors being age appropriate, as is the tradition for previous Peanuts animated specials and series. The full cast rundown is included here, along with more information about the release:

Aaugh! You're a good man, Charlie Brown, but Twentieth Century Fox pulled the football out from under you and announced the voice casting for The Peanuts Movie today. The Great Houndini reports, "It was a dark and stormy night..."

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the cherished Peanuts gang will make their long awaited big-screen debut in stunning
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The Odd Life Of Timothy Green—movie review

When I was a kid I was always drawn to stories with fantasy elements, like Harvey, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, On Borrowed Time and Death Takes a Holiday. Introducing unexplainable or mystical elements into a real-world setting is hard to resist, when it’s done right. If I had a 10-to-12-year-old child, I would take them to see The Odd Life of Timothy Green, because it traffics in that kind of everyday fantasy and plays it with sincerity. If it whets a young person’s appetite to see more of this kind of storytelling, that’s great. I’m only sorry it isn’t a better movie. Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton play a loving couple who want a baby more than...

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Film News: Ebertfest 2012 Lineup Announced

Chicago – As a graduate of the University of Illinois, I can tell you there is one time of the year that is very close to my heart, and many others in the Champaign-Urbana community. That is the last weekend of April every year which brings us Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (aka Ebertfest). And tonight, the lineup for the 14th Annual Ebertfest was announced and includes some very exciting guests.

Returning to the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Il, Ebertfest 2012 will feature 14 different films with special guests and panel discussions after each screening. The past few years have featured Ang Lee, Charlie Kaufman, Bill Nighy, Tim Blake Nelson, Tilda Swinton, and many more, and this year features some exciting guests as well, including Patton Oswalt, Michael Shannon, and Jacob Wysocki.

Oswalt will be appearing at the festival for his film “Big Fan,” and he will also be on hand to introduce
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Gold Circle Goes "On Borrowed Time"

Gold Circle Films has optioned the film rights to David Rosenfelt's novel "On Borrowed Time" reports Deadline.

The Hitchcockian thriller follows a journalist who's about to ask his girlfriend to marry him when they get into an accident and she disappears. Her family and even his friends claim she never existed.

As he writes about his ordeal in magazine articles, it's unclear whether the journalist is delusional, the subject of memory experiments, or is the victim of a conspiracy. Rosenfelt also penned the Edgar Award-nominated "Open & Shut".
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Gold Circle Acquires David Rosenfelt Thriller Novel 'On Borrowed Time'

Exclusive: Gold Circle Films has optioned David Rosenfelt's novel On Borrowed Time, a Hitchcockian thriller published by St. Martin's Press. Rosenfelt is a former marketing executive who became a screenwriter and then an author. His first novel, the Edgar Award-nominated Open & Shut, hatched a series on a lawyer who takes on impossible cases, particularly if they involve dogs. In his new novel, Rosenfelt focuses on a journalist who's about to ask his girlfriend to marry him when they get into an accident and she disappears. Her family and even his friends claim she never existed. As he writes about his ordeal in magazine articles, it's unclear whether the journalist is delusional, the subject of memory experiments, or is the victim of a conspiracy. Summit Talent & Literary Agency and Writers House made his deal, and Gold Circle's Guy Danella is the exec.
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movie review: The Adjustment Bureau

I’m a sucker for movies about fate, destiny, and heavenly intervention—going all the way back to On Borrowed Time and Here Comes Mr. Jordan up through Ghost Town with Ricky Gervais—so I was more than willing to accept the premise of The Adjustment Bureau, based on Philip K. Dick’s short story. In this case, the buttoned-down business types played by Anthony Mackie and John Slattery are here on earth to make sure things go “according to plan.” So when hotshot politician Matt Damon chances to meet Emily Blunt and falls in love at first sight, they’re forced to— —step in.…
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Johnny Sheffield obituary

Child actor who played Boy, the foundling son of Tarzan and Jane, in eight Hollywood films

After three hit Tarzan movies starring Johnny Weissmuller in the title role and Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane, MGM decided to give a son to the apeman and his mate in Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939). However, he had to be a foundling because, according to the Legion of Decency, the scantily clad jungle couple were not married, and presumably never had sex. "Boy", as he was named, was played by Johnny Sheffield, who has died aged 79 of a heart attack at his California home after falling off a ladder while pruning a tree.

In the Tarzan films, the fact that the orphaned offspring of a British couple killed in a plane crash in the jungle had an American accent was never explained. Neither Tarzan, whose dialogue was limited to grunts and monosyllables, nor Boy bore
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Character Actor Dicenzo Dead At 70

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Character Actor Dicenzo Dead At 70
Actor George Dicenzo has died at the age of 70 after suffering years of deteriorating health.

The star passed away on Monday in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Dicenzo established himself as a character actor and appeared in over 30 movies, including Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Back to the Future, and The Exorcist III.

He starred as Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecutor in the trial of serial murderer Charles Manson, in the 1976 TV film Helter Skelter.

He became a Broadway star in the early 1990s when he appeared opposite Nathan Lane in the play On Borrowed Time, while he also became known for his TV roles in Murder, She Wrote and NYPD Blue.

Dicenzo also carved out a career as a voice actor and his vocals were used in commercials and cartoon series, such as She-Ra: Princess of Power, in which he played villain Hordak, reports Daily Variety.

He is survived by his wife Donna, a son, three grandchildren and a sister.

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