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1 of the Greatest Actors of the Studio Era Has His TCM Month

1 of the Greatest Actors of the Studio Era Has His TCM Month
Ronald Colman: Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month in two major 1930s classics Updated: Turner Classic Movies' July 2017 Star of the Month is Ronald Colman, one of the finest performers of the studio era. On Thursday night, TCM presented five Colman star vehicles that should be popping up again in the not-too-distant future: A Tale of Two Cities, The Prisoner of Zenda, Kismet, Lucky Partners, and My Life with Caroline. The first two movies are among not only Colman's best, but also among Hollywood's best during its so-called Golden Age. Based on Charles Dickens' classic novel, Jack Conway's Academy Award-nominated A Tale of Two Cities (1936) is a rare Hollywood production indeed: it manages to effectively condense its sprawling source, it boasts first-rate production values, and it features a phenomenal central performance. Ah, it also shows its star without his trademark mustache – about as famous at the time as Clark Gable's. Perhaps
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The Honeymoon Killers

The advertising promised a surfeit of sleaze -- but the film is a superior thriller about a real-life, low-rent serial killers from back in the late 1940s. Tony Lo Bianco and the great Shirley Stoler are Ray and Martha, mixed-up lovers running a Merry Widow racket through the personals ads in romance magazines. Leonard Kastle's film is dramatically and psychologically sound, while the disc extras detail the true crime story, which is far, far, sleazier. The Honeymoon Killers Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 200 1969 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 107 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date September 29, 2015 / 39.95 Starring Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane HigbyDoris Roberts, Kip McArdle, Marilyn Chris, Dortha Duckworth, Barbara Cason, Ann Harris Cinematography Oliver Wood Film Editor Richard Brophy, Stanley Warnow Music Gustav Mahler Produced by Warren Steibel Written and Directed by Leonard Kastle  

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

The ad campaign for this crime shocker
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Exclusive: Is This Keith Urban's Raciest Music Video Yet? Behind the Scenes of 'Somewhere In My Car'

Exclusive: Is This Keith Urban's Raciest Music Video Yet? Behind the Scenes of 'Somewhere In My Car'
Et will have more from the set on Wednesday's show.

Looks like things got pretty hot and heavy on the set of Keith Urban's new music video!

ETonline has an exclusive look behind the scenes of Urban's "Somewhere In My Car" shoot, featuring models Jehane Paris and Rodrigo Calazans. See the steamy photos below.

"The story [of "Somewhere In My Car"] is what I would call melancholy," said Urban. "So for me, the video had to be centered around the present and the past, but focused on the intoxicating emotion of 'those nights.'"

Pics: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are Crazy in Love!

The result: a video that is being touted as Urban's most provocative to-date. And while the models might be getting all the action on screen, Urban is also included in the video via performance footage from the Cincinnati stop of his recently-completed "Raise 'Em Up" summer tour.

"Somewhere In My Car" re-teams the singer with "Cop Car
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Tonys: ‘Love Letters’ and the Many Ways of Depicting the Passage of Time Through Art

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

As much as anything, Gregory Mosher‘s new Broadway revival ofA.R. Gurney‘s 1988 dramedy Love Letters — which opened Thursday night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, will be running there through Feb. 15 (see THR‘s review) and may well contend for Tonys next spring — made me think about the wide variety of ways in which the passage of time can be conveyed through the different art forms.

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Hollywood Heads to Broadway

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

Every year, the glittering lights and unique experience of Broadway lures Hollywood actors to the East Coast; some are veterans of the stage and others are making their Broadway debut. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), James Franco (This is the End) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) all made their Broadway debuts earlier this year, with O’Dowd receiving a Tony nomination for Of Mice and Men and Cranston winning a Tony for All The Way. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), who hadn’t been on Broadway since his 2004 run in Assassins, scored his first Tony nomination and win for Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer.

The Broadway lineup for the end of the year hosts a number of Hollywood actors making their Broadway debuts, and they are joined by an illustrious group of Broadway vets returning to the stage.

Michael Cera (Arrested Development) and Kieran Culkin,
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Are Married!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Are Married!
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have finally tied the knot!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have finally tied the knot!

The A-list stars got engaged in April 2012 and two years later, they're officially husband and wife, The Associated Press reports. The couple reportedly wed in Chateau Miravel, France on Saturday, their rep confirmed to AP.

Photos: 2014 Celebrity Weddings

The private, nondenominational civil ceremony took place in a small chapel and was attended by family and friends. Jolie walked down the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox and Pax, while Zahara and Vivienne threw petals as the flower girls. Their other two kids, Shiloh and Knox, served as their ring bearers, according to the couple's spokesperson.

Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a California judge, and the judge also conducted their wedding in France.

News: Brad and Angelina Write Love Letters to Each Other 

Brangelina met in 2005 while on set of their film Mr. & Mrs. Smith
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Conversation with Mia Farrow at the Locarno Film Festival

Mia Farrow was honored on 8 August with the Festival’s Leopard Club Award, which pays tribute to someone in film whose work has left a mark on the collective imagination.

Jay Weissberg, film critic for Variety, speaks with Mia Farrow about her career, passions, the art and craft of acting, her upcoming role on Broadway and growing up in Hollywood royalty. An engaging and smart storyteller, she has a self-effacing sense of humor and deep honesty. The hour-long talk was held in Locarno on 9 August in a packed auditorium – the backdrop of which could have reflected a movie scene, as lights flickered during torrential rains and thunderstorms raged.

Weissberg: With your father a director and mother an actress, did you fall into acting?

Farrow: No, I had a lot of other plans as well. I was going to be a fireman. A fighter pilot -- why I don’t know. And I wanted to be a nun. I got all the best parts in plays in high school. I grew up in Beverly Hills, my mother had come from Ireland and all her colleagues had come from across America and Europe too. This town of Beverly Hills was a town of making films not a town of generations who had lived there for a lot of time. All the kids I grew up with were growing up in films. George Cukor was my godfather. My parents for pragmatic reasons -- Luella Parsons was my godmother. It was political…they were buying her praise or silence, as the case was needed.

Weissberg: When you first began acting was it, ‘Oh sure I can do it’ or a concern ‘Oh this is a craft I need to study?

Farrow: Definitely the latter. I was 16, on Broadway, my father just died. My brother had been killed in an airplane crash. I began auditioning and got this part in Importance of Being Earnest. I sat in on many classes; Wynn Hammond, Uta Hagen, the Actors Studio. I didn’t commit to any of them; I sat in on as many classes as I could. I got Summer stock. I learned on my feet.

Weissberg: On "Rosemary’s Baby" there was a clash between John Cassavetes, known for naturalism and spontaneity and Polanski, a rigid filmmaker.

Farrow: Their two styles could not have been more different. With Polanski there was the precision, exactness, mapping out his shots, that he required of his actors. (Farrow demonstrates) If you had a glass that was a little too up to the right - you ruined that shot. Cassavetes did handheld stuff, he was free to say what he wanted, and there was a lot of adlibbing. Cassavetes quickly found he was not comfortable with the confines, the rigidity of these extraordinary shots that Polanski mapped out.

Weissberg: It’s extraordinary over your career your ability to surprise us. Just when we, the public or industry has typecast you, you turn around and do something unexpected. "Broadway Danny Rose" and earlier on in "Rosemary's Baby" and "John and Mary." Let’s talk about change for your characters internally and externally.

Farrow: That’s part of the job. There are actors who didn’t change characters whom I admire like Spencer Tracy and Yul Brynner. Yul said he had a different walk in every film. He thought he was a different character. If you can successfully convey that then you have to find it in yourself to make that person real. In "Broadway Danny Rose" I patterned it after the wife of a friend of Frank Sinatra’s and a woman in a restaurant. I knew how she should look and talk. There was an assistant in one of the offices and I said, ‘Can you read my lines and I can tape you to get that accent right?’ I had to change that timbre. I tried to gain the weight but still had to fake everything. Now you can’t do that part and stay in the part and do "The Purple Rose of Cairo," too (which was shot at the same time). I was in the Royal Shakespeare Academy; you can’t Not change. It’s part of the way of my training.

Weissberg: You’re going back to Broadway next month in Love Letters. What made you want to come back to the stage?

Farrow: I’ve been saying to myself, that I don’t want to act again because drama is enough in life, but I’m still earning a living. Then I wondered if that’s true; that I don’t want to act. It’s only one month on Broadway and I should see before I make definitive statements about anything. One of my sons said, ‘Don’t make these statements; acting is something you can do that can be meaningful. Don’t be so cavalier with something you were given.’

Weissberg: Did your mother give you any acting advice?

Farrow : She gave advice about acting and being truthful. ‘Don’t ever do your hair in the style of the times unless there’s a real point to looking a certain way. Choose simple clothes and hair, so people can see your role ten years from now, unless you’re deliberately trying to convey it.’ I think in "Rosemary's Baby" that was ‘me’ in that situation, I had to imagine myself in that situation and then I tried to have her look not so sixties not so anything in particular.

In response to a question about organizing a full and complicated life while juggling all the balls in the air.

Farrow: It’s better not to think of them as balls in the air otherwise I would probably drop everything. I have multiple interests and I’ve always been like that. You’ll see on Twitter what my interests are. (Farrow talks about Unicef trips to Central African Republic and the genocide there.) I try to bring some attention there to a neglected crisis.

In response to a question about Frank Sinatra

Farrow: I would say in essence a shy man who was extremely empathetic, and a shy man who took pains to cover his shyness with a toughness you saw. There were many aspects of his childhood growing up in Hoboken; his mother’s only son, skinny, he wanted to be singer and the guys in his school were tough, he got a lot of bullying. We all carry our six year-old self, and that self, that essential self, was a very sensitive and essentially shy person. He was fascinated about a lot of things. I am very glad to have known him. He was a good friend. I loved him very much.

Weissberg: Is the legend true that Prudence is your sister from the Beatles’ song ?

Farrow: I wish the song was called Dear Mia. The Beatles wrote the White Album when we were all in India. My sister Prudence was a meditator years before we went to India. Each of us was mired in our own particular nightmares. We get to the Himalayas, and she goes into meditation 24-hours a day and I have a short attention span. You get a mantra from the guru and you learn; you bring flowers and fruit. It’s a ceremony. Well, I have a little bout with hay fever – the guru has a wreath around his neck and he carefully tells me my secret word and I sneezed! I didn’t hear it properly. I asked him, “Would you mind repeating it?” Guru said, “No you have heard it.’ I said, “No really, I don't think so.” He never would repeat the word. That's probably why I never achieved that karmic bliss. The Beatles were outside our door, asking Prudence (and Farrow sings) “Won’t you come out and play?”(Upon hearing the song back in the U.S.) Prudence doesn’t like getting anything that’s prideful. Me -- I would have had Dear Mia tee shirts made!

Weissberg: Hollywood is not a comfortable place for a woman past 40.

Farrow: It’s okay I don’t look 20 anymore. Judi Dench looks like Judi Dench and we love the way she looks. And we love Maggie Smith. We love all the Maggie Smiths of her lifetime. We love all the Sally Fields and we hope she will go on to impress us. There is a residual fear from the olden days, except Katherine Hepburn, women [over 40] disappeared into their mansions because they thought they would disappoint fans. Or went to surgeons. There was a lot of fear of growing old. That’s not on the top of my one millions fears.

I ask Farrow about the disparity of women directors working in the industry

Farrow cites Kathryn Bigelow as a success story and hopes the situation changes.

Farrow: I haven’t worked with women directors yet but I would like to. Women are capable of doing anything. We’ve had some big hits. I hope one day when I do another film if I have the time to work with a woman director. I would love to work with women. We are better communicators.

In response to Farrow’s relationship with social media

Farrow: I love Twitter; my son taught me. It’s a great way to use information, to convey information for me as a human being and as Un ambassador. I told my children, ‘With knowledge comes responsibility.’ I feel if I can convey that information, maybe people can act upon it. It’s about all of us using what is in our arsenal to try to make the world a little more peaceful or compassionate.

Award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker, Susan Kouguell presents international workshops and seminars on screenwriting and film. Author of Savvy Characters Sell Screenplays! and The Savvy Screenwriter, she is chairperson of Su-City Pictures East, LLC, a consulting company founded in 1990 where she works with over 1,000 writers, filmmakers, and executives worldwide., .
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Metronomy Announces Additional North American Tour Dates

Hot on the heels of a triumphant tour of North America in support of their acclaimed fourth album Love Letters, Metronomy have announced a series of new live shows. The much lauded British four-piece will be returning to these shores in September to perform in several cities around the country, including Chicago, New York, Boston, Austin, Los Angeles, Seattle and more. Metronomy is giving their fans the first opportunity to buy tickets on this tour through a special fan presale. Presale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, June 24th at 10am local. Click Here to register for the Metronomy presale. The first two singles from the band's career defining new album Love Letters (Because Music/Elektra Records). - "I'm Aquarius" & "Love Letters" - have leapt to success at radio...
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News Bits: Book, Luck, Dracula, Letters

The Book of Life

The first photos are out from Jorge Gutierrez's stylized 3-D animated feature "The Book of Life" which deals with the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday.

Guillermo del Toro produced the story about love triangle among three childhood friends Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoe Saldana) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) who are stirred up after the unpredictable gods wager on which man will win Maria's heart. [Source: USA Today]

The Good Luck Of Right Now

"Little Miss Sunshine" directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have dropped out of directing the film adaptation of "Silver Linings Playbook" author Matthew Quick's "The Good Luck Of Right Now" at DreamWorks.

Currently in pre-production, the departure is said to be due to creative disagreements over the ensembles casting process. Mike White penned the script of the adaptation. [Source: Deadline]

Dracula Untold

Giant screen exhibitor IMAX have announced that they will digitally re-master and release
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Fox 2000, Temple Hill Land First Novel ‘Love Letters To The Dead’

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Exclusive: Fox 2000 has optioned Ava Dellaira’s debut novel Love Letters to the Dead. Producing are Temple Hill‘s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, who produced the upcoming The Fault in Our Stars. The author will write the script, under the supervision of Fox 2000 execs Elizabeth Gabler and Erin Siminoff will oversee for Fox 2000. The book was published in April by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers, to much acclaim. The story follows Laurel, a high school student whose beloved older sister has died under mysterious circumstances. Emotionally frayed by the loss, she unexpectedly finds catharsis in an assignment from her English teacher: write a letter to a dead person. Instead of handing in the assignment, though, she begins an ongoing series of letters to an eclectic group of rock stars, poets, and popular icons such as Kurt Cobain, Judy Garland, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Winehouse. She writes
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April Must Reads

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This month has brought a new crop of can't-miss books, and we're highlighting a range of April must reads to keep you entertained all season long. Whether you're jetting off for a Spring-break getaway or relaxing at home, there's an exciting mix of memoirs, thrillers, novels, and more to help you get your literary fix. Parks and Recreation fans can look forward to Rob Lowe's new book, short-story buffs are sure to appreciate Lydia Davis's buzzed-about release, and those who love The Perks of Being a Wallflower should be sure to check out one author's debut novel, Love Letters to the Dead, which got a stamp of approval from Stephen Chbosky. Check out all that and more this month in our April must reads, and then feel the love with more new books on Popsugar Love & Sex! View Slideshow ›
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New 'Louie' Season Four Trailers Deliver Dark Love Letters to NYC

New 'Louie' Season Four Trailers Deliver Dark Love Letters to NYC
FX released three new trailers for the fourth season of Louie this week, and the promos together create a sort of melancholy triptych love letter to New York City.

 All three brief clips are shot in moody black and white, and each features the series' creator, writer, director and star Louis C.K. from the back, taking in some essential New York landmark. The first one is reminiscent of the iconic Queensboro Bridge scene in Woody Allen's Manhattan, with C.K. sitting on a bench and gazing out across the river.
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Watch Metronomy’s “Love Letters”, directed by Michel Gondry

On March 10, Metronomy will release their new album called Love Letters, and what better way to promote the new release than by releasing a video directed by one of the all-time great music video directors, Michel Gondry. Gondry has previously worked with artists such as Daft Punk, The White Stripes, Radiohead and Beck. The new video features the band performing inside and around typically Gondry-esque contraption cardboard props with Gondry’s camera circling the band through various backdrops. The song is taken from the band’s new album of the same name, which is set for release on March 10. Watch the video below. Enjoy!


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Watch: Michel Gondry's Music Video for Metronomy's 'Love Letters'

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Watch: Michel Gondry's Music Video for Metronomy's 'Love Letters'
Director Michel Gondry has directed now classic music videos for Daft Punk, Beck, The White Strips, Radiohead and other major musical acts. In his latest music video, for Metronomy's boppy "Love Letters," the band performs the catchy tune inside a colorfully painted club house with cut-outs as a 360-degree camera slowly spins around them. In their matching maroon outfits, the band looks a bit like an older, more diverse Partridge Family - and the music is just as cheerfully cheesy. Some hardcore Gondry fans are disappointed in the video, calling it "Gondry for beginners" in the comments section on the band's YouTube page. Check it out for yourself below:
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Watch Michel Gondry’s Video for Metronomy’s ‘Love Letters’

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Watch Michel Gondry’s Video for Metronomy’s ‘Love Letters’
In the video for "Love Letters," Metronomy plays from inside a perfectly Michel Gondry—esque contraption. A 360-degree camera slowly spins around the six-sided painted box with cutouts resembling ones you might pose in at a state fair: Metronomy inside your computer screen (doubly so, if you're watching the YouTube video on your laptop), performing on stage, having a road-trip sing-along, serenading the creatures in a forest. Meanwhile, is tambourine the new ukulele? Discuss.
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Michel Gondry directs new Metronomy video

French director turns his attentions back onto music videos for Love Letters, the latest single by the British lounge-poppers

• Metronomy's Joseph Mount: 'I wouldn't want to be like Coldplay'

When he's not making whimsical films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or the forthcoming Mood Indigo, Michel Gondry often makes visionary music videos.

His videos to date - such as Daft Punk's Around the World and the Chemical Brothers' Star Guitar - matched the musician's rhythm tracks with surreal visuals in total alignment, while his various creations for Bjork have visualised her liminal dreamworlds perfectly.

His latest interpretation is for Metronomy's new single Love Letters, taken from the excellent forthcoming album of the same name.

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The song is a forthright Abba-ish number, where strident disco is given a slightly stiff-limbed gait as Joseph Mount sings of desperate love. Gondry sticks
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Actress Kim Hamilton Dies at 81

Actress Kim Hamilton Dies at 81
Kim Hamilton, an African American actress who appeared onstage, in films and on television and was the wife of the late actor Werner Klemperer — Col. Klink on “Hogan’s Heroes” — at a time when mixed marriages were uncommon even in Hollywood, died of natural causes in Los Angeles on Sept. 16, four days after her 81st birthday.

Two of her early and most noted roles in a career that spanned more than six decades were as Brock Peter’s wife in “To Kill a Mockingbird” and as Harry Belafonte’s wife in “Odds Against Tomorrow.” She had most recently appeared in the 2010 film “The Beginners.”

She appeared in many other films, including “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Body & Soul,” “The Wild Angels” and the cult film “Leach Women.”

Her long career on television began with a role as Andy’s girlfriend on “Amos & Andy.” Other credits included “Ben Casey,” “Dr. Kildare,
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Robin Hood Blu-Ray Review

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman

Starring: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Peter Ustinov, Andy Devine, Terry Thomas

Certificate: U

Running Time: 83 minutes

Extras: Deleted Storyline “Love Letters”, Classic Bonus: Alternate ending, Classic bonus: Robin Hood art gallery, “Ye Olden Days” bonus short, Sing along with the movie, Disney song selection

There are some stories that stay with you forever, and one of them has to be Robin Hood. Come on, who doesn’t love the story of a loveable rogue who steals from the rich to give to the poor? It’s one of the most universal stories in history, so of course Walt Disney had to get in on the action.

This 1973 classic keeps to the original folk tale of Robin Hood and his merrymen, but instead of humans we have animals. Despite the use of animals, the moral of the story remains strong, which is probably why when people sit down
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News Shorts: August 16th 2013

Photos from Prisoners, Vampire Academy, The Zero Theorem, Grudge Match, Joe, Night Moves, McCanick, and Parkland.

Posters for A Single Shot, Parkland, Plush, Filth, Blue Caprice, Escape Plan, Mother of George, Wadjda, Morning, Disneynature's Bears, C.O.G., and A Promise.

A full graphic novel prologue to this week's art house drama "Aint Them Bodies Saints" has gone online over at EW.

"Sony Pictures Classics has picked up Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' starring Channing Tatum and Steve Carrell, and have given it a release date of December 20th this year…" (full details)

"The 'ghosts on a plane' thriller '7500', starring Ryan Kwanten and Amy Smart, looks like it will finally be scoring a release sometime this October…" (full details)

"CBS Films has acquired Bethany Ashton Wolf's script 'Other People’s Love Letters' and attached Tom Bezucha to direct. The story follows the intertwining storylines of four romances,
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CBS Films Acquires ‘Other People’s Love Letters’; Tom Bezucha To Helm

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Exclusive: CBS Films has acquired Other People’s Love Letters, a script that will be helmed by Tom Bezucha. The film has a Love, Actually vibe in that it follows the intertwining storylines of four romances, each at a crossroads. The film was scripted by Bethany Ashton Wolf, and Laurence Mark is producing with Jonathan Shukat, with Tamara Chestna and Eric Bromberg exec producing. They may change the title, but it’s based on the book of the same name, which is a collection of love letters that was edited by Bill Shapiro. They’ll now go out to cast. This movie is meant to be pure romance, and Tom Bezucha is the perfect director to bring these diverse love stories to life on the screen,” said Mark. Wme-repped Bezucha helmed Monte Carlo and The Family Stone. Wolf is repped by Apa and Magnet Management. CBS execs Mark Ross and Winnie Kemp are overseeing.
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