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Bradley Cooper set to make his directorial debut with A Star Is Born remake

25 March 2015 4:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) is in talks with Warner Bros. to make his directorial debut with a remake of classic musical A Star Is Born.

In the works for a while now, the new version of the film was initially set to be directed by Cooper’s American Sniper director Clint Eastwood, but went on the back-burner after Eastwood chose to make Sniper and last year’s Jersey Boys instead. Word is that once Cooper has finished his run in The Elephant Man, which moves from Broadway to London’s West End very soon, he will start work on the film.

In addition, the studio are hoping that Cooper will take on the male lead in the film, which had Tom Cruise (Edge of Tomorrow), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Will Smith (Focus) and Christian Bale (Knight of Cups) all rumoured for at different points, »

- Scott J. Davis

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News Nuggets: Bradley Cooper will direct and star in 'A Star Is Born' remake with Beyonce?

24 March 2015 6:10 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Warner Bros. is now negotiating with four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper to direct and star in a remake of the classic film "A Star Is Born." It would be his first time helming a movie, and production would start after he finishes starring in "The Elephant Man" on stage in London. He and the studo would like to pursue Beyonce to play the lead character, a young woman "whose dreams of stardom are helped by a self-destructive icon whose best days are behind him." It would be the fourth feature version of this story after ones in 1937 (Fredrick March, Janet Gaynor), 1954 (James Mason, Judy Garland), and 1976 (Kris Kristofferson, Barbra Streisand). Deadline -Break- Fox is bringing back "The X-Files" after an extended 13-year break. One of the network's most popular programs ever will begin production this summer with stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. Original creator Chris Carter will shepherd the »

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Bradley Cooper May Direct Beyonce in 'A Star Is Born'

24 March 2015 5:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bradley Cooper is in talks to make his directorial debut with the long-planned A Star Is Born remake for Warner Bros. The film originally had Beyonc&#233 Knowles attached to star, with Clint Eastwood directing. Though Clint Eastwood is no longer involved with the project, the hope is that Beyonc&#233 Knowles will return, and Bradley Cooper will co-star alongside her.

Beyonc&#233 Knowles is wanted to take the lead as a young woman whose dreams of stardom are helped along by a former Hollywood icon (Bradley Cooper) whose better days are behind him. Bradley Cooper was originally interested in the role when Clint Eastwood was attached to the project. The actor is set to take a pass at the screenplay with writer Will Fetters, who penned the most recent draft. He will dive into the project whole heartedly once he wraps his Broadway role in The Elephant Man, which he is currently performing in London. »

- MovieWeb

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Bradley Cooper in talks to star and direct ‘A Star is Born’ with Beyonce

24 March 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Could the Queen B be teaming up with the current king of the box office? Deadline reported Tuesday that Bradley Cooper is in talks to make his directorial debut with a remake of the classic showbiz drama and romance A Star is Born, and that Beyonce will be approached to star alongside Cooper in the film.

Nothing is confirmed yet, but Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. hopes he can jump into the project, along with producing and taking a stab at the script by Will Fetters (The Lucky One, Remember Me) once he is finished starring in the Broadway production of The Elephant Man.

The bigger complication however may not be securing Cooper, but Beyonce. Clint Eastwood has long been attached to this project, but he recently revealed in an interview with THR’s Stephen Galloway that Beyonce is obviously very busy being a super-megastar, and that Warner Bros. »

- Brian Welk

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Bradley Cooper in Talks to Direct and Star in 'A Star is Born' Remake

24 March 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Before Beyonce got pregnant she was going to star in a remake of A Star is Born for Clint Eastwood. When the project was delayed as a result of Beyonce's pregnancy, Eastwood went on to make Jersey Boys and American Sniper, but now the film is bubbling back to the surface, though Eastwood isn't the one Warner Bros. is looking at to direct, no, it's his American Sniper star Bradley Cooper. Deadline reports Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Cooper to make his directorial debut on the remake with hopes for him to also star in the film. After that, the goal is to hopefully re-approach Beyonce to take on the role of the starry-eyed girl dreaming of being a star only to have to scrape out a living as a waitress until she finds a helping hand from a alcoholic movie idol. The screenplay was written by Will Fetters »

- Brad Brevet

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Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Attend New York ‘Serena’ Premiere

22 March 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It would seem like a surprise that “Serena,” the long-troubled project starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, which debuted on VOD and iTunes on Feb. 26, would even have a New York premiere. But on Saturday night, both of the film’s stars gamely attended a screening at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema, prior to its limited March 27 U.S. theatrical release from Magnolia Pictures.

The onscreen duo — who previously appeared together in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle” — spoke to red-carpet journalists as a team. Lawrence said she got the script for “Serena” during the 2012 shoot for “Silver Linings” and convinced Cooper to take the male role in the 1920s North Carolina-set drama based on Ron Rash’s novel. “I forced him to be in the movie,” she teased. They also fielded questions about their dietary habits (“we’re both the biggest eaters in Hollywood,” Lawrence said), horseback riding (Lawrence said »

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Mel Brooks receives BFI Fellowship

20 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The comedy great received the honour in person in London.

Us comedy writer, actor and director Mel Brooks has been awarded the highest honour of the British Film Institute (BFI), the BFI Fellowship, at a private dinner in London tonight (March 20).

Previous recipients include Sir Christopher Lee, Ralph Fiennes, David Cronenberg, Dame Judi Dench, Isabelle Huppert, Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles. The honour is awarded by the BFI Board of Governors and is presented for outstanding achievement in film and television

Ahead of the presentation, Brooks said: “I am deeply honoured to be the recipient of the BFI Fellowship and to be inducted into such distinguished company.

“When I was informed that I had been chosen, I was surprised and delighted. Not many Americans have been offered this prestigious award…and for good reason.”

BFI chair Greg Dyke, who hosted the event, said of Brooks: “His brilliant wit and satire have continued to surprise and delight »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Bradley Cooper Only Shot for One Day on Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer Series

11 March 2015 5:46 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The 2001 cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer featured so many up-and-comers on the verge of their big breakouts — including Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and Elizabeth Banks — that when Netflix announced the whole gang would reunite for an eight-episode Wet Hot series set to air this summer, many industry observers wondered when those in-demand actors would find the time to film their parts. Cooper, for one, is now a full-blown movie star who not only toplined 2014's biggest hit, American Sniper, but was busy acting in Broadway's recent revival of The Elephant Man while Wet Hot shot its new season. Could he really make it work?The answer is yes, although just barely. Vulture has learned that Cooper shot a single day on the Wet Hot series, since his Broadway commitments initially prohibited a trip to Los Angeles, where it was filmed. In fact, the Wet Hot team »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Jennifer Lawrence's Serena on Google Play & iTunes before cinema release

7 March 2015 9:23 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jennifer Lawrence's Serena is available on Google Play and iTunes three weeks before it is released in cinemas.

The film also stars Lawrence's Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper and is only due for a limited release in Us theatres from March 27 but has already been made available in Europe.

The film's description on the site is: "George and Serena Pemberton (Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper and Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence) are love-struck newlyweds building a business empire. Serena proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattlesnakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness.

"With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. But their passionate whirlwind romance is threatened by demons from their pasts, forcing the couple to reckon with blackmail, jealousy and murder in this ravishing period film directed by Oscar-winner Susanne Bier. »

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Patricia Norris, Emmy-Winning Costume Director, Dead at 83

4 March 2015 11:57 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Costume designer Patricia Norris, who won an Emmy Award and was nominated for six Oscars, has died of natural causes at the age of 83. Norris died peacefully in her home Feb. 20 in Southern California, according to her representative. She was known for her frequent collaborations with director David Lynch (“The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet”) and Brad Pitt‘s production company, Plan B (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “12 Years a Slave”). Also Read: ‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Birdman’ and ‘Into the Woods’ Win Costume Designers Guild Awards The costume designer won an Emmy for the pilot episode of. »

- L.A. Ross

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Costume Designer Patricia Norris Dies at 83

4 March 2015 9:59 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Patricia Norris, the Oscar-nommed and Emmy-winning production designer and costume designer who helped craft distinctive looks for “12 Years a Slave,” “Scarface” and numerous other films, as well as TV’s “Twin Peaks,” died of natural causes on Feb. 20 in Van Nuys, Calif. She was 83.

Working with noted directors including David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Robert Altman, Wim Wenders and Brian De Palma, she was Oscar-nommed six times, for “12 Years a Slave,” “Sunset,” “Victor, Victoria,” “The Elephant Man” and “Days of Heaven.”

Though she didn’t win the Oscar for “12 Years,” she did win the Costume Designers’ Period Film Award. Norris, who was known as Patty, was the only person to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the Costume Designers Guild and the Art Directors Guild.

“At a time when women were new at the creative table, Patricia made a place for herself,” said Marcia Hinds, chair of the Art Directors Council at the Adg. »

- Pat Saperstein

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Costume Designer Patricia Norris Dies at 83

4 March 2015 9:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patricia Norris, the Oscar-nommed and Emmy-winning production designer and costume designer who helped craft distinctive looks for “12 Years a Slave,” “Scarface” and numerous other films, as well as TV’s “Twin Peaks,” died of natural causes in Van Nuys, Calif., on Feb. 20. She was 83.

Working with noted directors including David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Robert Altman, Wim Wenders and Brian De Palma, she was Oscar-nommed six times, for “12 Years a Slave,” “Sunset,” “Victor, Victoria,” “The Elephant Man” and “Days of Heaven.”

Though she didn’t win the Oscar for “12 Years,” she did win the Costume Designers’ Period Film Award. Norris, who was known as Patty, was the only person to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the Costume Designers Guild and the Art Directors Guild.

She had a longtime collaboration with Lynch. She designed the costumes for Lynch’s “The Elephant Man,” “The Straight Story,” “Lost Highway,” “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me »

- Pat Saperstein

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Oscars 2015: What the Nominees Are Doing Next

23 February 2015 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Feb. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Leading actor and actress nominees: Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Carell, 52, has wrapped the indie drama Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore, and next shoots The Big Short with Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale. He also is executive producing the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca, starring Rashida Jones. Bradley Cooper, American Sniper He'll reunite with Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell and star Jennifer Lawrence for Joy in March. After Cooper, 40, performs The Elephant Man onstage this summer in London, he will produce and possibly

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Stage Door: Bradley Cooper in 'The Elephant Man'

13 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jose here for a special weekend edition of Stage Door, starring one of our Best Actor nominees...

The stage directions for Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man strictly call for “no prosthetic makeup” to be worn by the actor playing the severely deformed character of Joseph Merrick. It's only during a scene in which surgeon Frederick Treves explains to the audience what his deformities consisted of, that we get to see the actor playing Merrick become “the Elephant Man”.

Seeing Bradley Cooper play the part of Merrick, it's tough to believe it's as same actor you've just seen in his Oscar nominated role as Chris Kyle in American Sniper. [More...]

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- Jose

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Oscars: Campaigning Still Going Strong As Academy Has One Week Left To Make A Decision

9 February 2015 5:49 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

It’s getting down to the wire.

Academy online voting officially started Friday, though members who requested paper ballots have had them for a week now. Whichever way you are voting, they are due in by 5 Pm Pacific on Tuesday, February 17, but snail mailers should make sure ballots are posted by Saturday at the latest since Monday the 16th is Presidents Day, a postal holiday. Advertising for the big contenders still seems pretty fierce as now with BAFTA and all the major guilds having weighed in — with the exception of WGA, holding off until Valentine’s Day — the race for Best Picture appears as wide open as it has been all season. With Birdman taking key honors at SAG, DGA and PGA (it is ineligible at WGA) vs Boyhood’s critical love and wins at the Golden Globes and especially yesterday at BAFTA, these two could fight it out to a photo finish, »

- Pete Hammond

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Bradley Cooper Sets His Sights On Orphan X

9 February 2015 4:56 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Having helped to drum up a lot of box-office business and several Oscar nominations for American Sniper, Bradley Cooper is looking to stay in league with Warner Bros.. The studio is now in talks to buy up the film rights to Gregg Hurwitz’s new book thriller Orphan X for the actor to produce and potentially star in. Hurwitz’s book is still a year away from shelves, and will tell the story if a man named Evan Smoak, a Jack Reacher-type “Nowhere Man” who travels around helping other people, often by getting punchy. His latest job draws him into a dark world of human slavery run by a corrupt Los Angeles Police Department detective. The writer, who has several books, comics and TV scripting experience on his CV, will step up to adapt the tome.Cooper may end up starring as Smoak and will definitely produce the film »

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David Lynch and The Elephant Man

8 February 2015 5:10 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

David Lynch’s 1980 film The Elephant Man was his first successful wide release, and the first film to garner him an Oscar nomination for Best Director. Join us as we discuss how his choices as director made this film a standout.

The 1970’s and 1980’s were a time when directors really started exploring new territory, as far as, what film could be and where it could go. While visionaries, such as, Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis explored ways to expand the appeal of film across generations, and make those films exciting and adventurous, other filmmakers such as David Cronenberg and David Lynch revealed something darker, more mysterious and unexpected. Lynch’s debut, Eraserhead was so bizarre and shocking, yet artistic and innovative at the time of its release, that it caught the eye of many directors and producers in Hollywood. They were intrigued by Lynch’s potential and he was »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Does ‘Birdman’ DGA Win Mean “Game Over” For Other Oscar Hopefuls?

8 February 2015 2:28 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Yes, Birdman is for real. If there was any lingering doubt that industry awards voters are dead serious about honoring a movie that is about a lot of things but especially about themselves, the DGA’s top honor erased those questions. Now after triumphing at the PGA, winning the SAG Ensemble Cast prize and DGA Directorial Achievement Award for Alejandro G. Inarritu this movie has flown past the competition and left what was thought to be a front runner, Boyhood, in its dust. It’s an important moment for the film as its victory occurred on the very weekend Oscar balloting begins.

The Boyhood momentum was created by critics and pundits based on its sweep through the critics portion of the season where it pulled a Social Network by winning everything right thru the Golden Globes for 2010, only to be trounced by The King’s Speech once the Guild prizes started rolling in. »

- Pete Hammond

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DGA Feature Award Goes to 'Birdman,' Gaining Oscar Momentum; Women Score

8 February 2015 12:39 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Medallions were presented to all five feature film directors (who participated in a symposium earlier Saturday), as "American Sniper" star Bradley Cooper took time off from playing "The Elephant Man" to present to 84-year-old Clint Eastwood, who earned a rousing standing ovation. He did a solid Eastwood imitation, describing the director kneeling down in the dirt with a hand-held camera for a tricky shot and asking bulky Cooper to jump over him, kicking up dust. Eastwood laughed.  He didn't win the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, though--that went to Ag Iñárritu for "Birdman," the second Mexican in a year to win--Alfonso Cuarón handed his amigo the prize. He won last year for "Gravity--and went on to win the Oscar. That could happen again. The DGA winner often presages Best Picture, too. "Birdman" also took home the PGA and SAG ensemble awards and is »

- Anne Thompson

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Laika’s The Alchemist’s Letter Short Get A Trailer

6 February 2015 11:48 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Laika (Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls) is bringing an insanely-inventive short film, The Alchemist’s Letter, and this is a trailer you have to see. You aren’t going to get that much, but it already looks so good that it will have you begging for more.

Given what we’ve seen come out of the studio, you have to think that there is a great story to offer here as well, and this looks like a short that could expand the abilities and delivery of the medium in much the way that Pixar‘s forced-view effort has.

Get the info below, and check this trailer out.

Pixel Veil Productions Release Trailer For Animated Short Film, The Alchemist’S Letter New Dark Fairy Tale Narrated by Academy Award-Nominated John Hurt Takes Viewers on Richly Inventive Journey Through the Power of a Person’s Memories

Today, Pixel Veil Productions debuted the trailer »

- Marc Eastman

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