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“I don’t wanna take up a ton of your time, but I’m gonna kill myself. I just thought an adult should know.”
“The Edge Of Seventeen could be the teen movie we’ve been waiting for”, said Vanity Fair. The coming-of-age dramedy starring Hailee Steinfeld as a high schooler who has to cope when her best friend falls for her brother is currently available on Blu-ray from Universal.
Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).
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- Tom Stockman
Remakes, remakes, remakes. Oh, how they come and go in Hollywood. Barely a day goes by without one promised, one announced and one discarded, and today is no different. James L. Brooks’ Best Picture-winning 1983 directorial debut, Terms of Endearment, wasn’t necessarily clamoring for a remake, but by golly are we going to get one.
Lee Daniels, the Oscar-nominated director behind Precious and The Butler, and the co-creator of television’s Empire, is now in talks to direct a new adaptation of Larry McMurty’s novel, with Oprah Winfrey attached to play Aurora Greenway, the role which won Shirley MacLaine an Oscar.
For those unfamiliar with the original, Terms of Endearment is a mother-daughter relationship dramedy that follows widower Aurora and her daughter Emma, originally played by Debra Winger, after she catches her recent husband cheating. The emotional part of the story, however, involves Emma’s terminal cancer condition, which »
- Will Ashton
The Important News DC Extended Universe: Justice League promises to be a more upbeat movie. Temuera Morrison will play Aquaman's human father. Star Wars: Phoebe Waller-Bridge joined the Han Solo movie. Remakes: Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig will star in a Toni Erdmann remake. Friday the 13th's latest reboot has been cancelled. Lee Daniels will direct Oprah Winfrey in a redo of Terms of Endearment. Will Smith bailed on the live-action Dumbo. The Coen brothers co-wrote the new Scarface. Parodies: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are doing a Star Wars spoof. Kevin Smith is spoofing reboot culture with a new Jay and Silent Bob movie. Manga Adaptations: Jennifer Connelly will play...
- Christopher Campbell
The director behind The Butler and The Paperboy, Lee Daniels, might remake James L. Brooks‘ beautiful 1983 film, Terms of Endearment. Brooks’ made his directorial debut with his adaptation of Larry McMurtry‘s novel, which won Best Picture, Best Director, and more at the Academy Awards. It’s a masterful, honest tearjerker Paramount is eying Daniels and Oprah Winfrey to remake.
- Jack Giroux
Terms of Endearment: Oprah Winfrey will star in a new version of Terms of Endearment. Lee Daniels is in talks to direct; the two previously worked together on The Butler (above). The 1983 Academy Award-winning version, based on a novel by Larry McMurtry, starred Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger as mother and daughter in a family drama; Winfrey will play the role originated by MacLaine. [The Wrap] St. Agatha: Darren Lynn Bousman, best known for helming three installments of the Saw franchise (Saw II, above), will direct St. Agatha, described as a female-driven psychological horror movie. No other story details have been revealed; production begins this week in Atlanta. [Deadline] Bad Girl Gone: Music star Iggy Azalea and her production company have...
- Peter Martin
Terms of Endearment is getting the remake treatment, and there's some casting news that just changed the game. The Wrap is reporting that Lee Daniels is directing, and Oprah Winfrey is starring as Aurora Greenway. If you were alive in 1983 when the original came out, you may remember that Shirley MacLaine won an Oscar for playing the role, while Debra Winger scored a nomination for her part as Aurora's daughter, Emma. The movie also beat out The Big Chill and The Right Stuff for the best picture trophy. Winfrey is currently also signed on to play Mrs. Which in Ava DuVernay's adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. We'll keep you posted as more casting news comes in! »
- Maggie Pehanick
According to the Wrap, Winfrey will reunite with Lee Daniels, her director on the 2013 film The Butler, where she played Gloria, the wife of White House butler Cecil Gaines. In Terms of Endearment, her role is of a mother who has a difficult but ultimately rewarding relationship with her daughter (played in the original by Deborah Winger).
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- Guardian Staff
The original film opened all of the way back in 1983, and starred Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jeff Daniels. According to sources, Winfrey will play the MacLaine role in the planned film, which will be directed by Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler).
Here’t the plot of the original.
Widow Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter, Emma (Debra Winger), have a strong bond, but Emma marries teacher Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels) against her mother’s wishes. When the marriage grows sour due to Flap’s cheating, Emma eventually splits from him, returning to her mother, who is involved with a former astronaut (Jack Nicholson). Soon, Emma learns that she has terminal cancer. In the hospital, supported by Aurora, she tries to make peace with Flap and her children.
- Paul Heath
Simon Brew Feb 9, 2017
A major Academy Award success, the 1983 drama Terms Of Endearment won Best Picture and Best Director for a start, whilst also earning acting gongs for Shirley MacClaine and Jack Nicholson. Directed by James L Brooks, the movie is now next in line for the remake treatment too, with Paramount Pictures securing the rights for another take on the story.
The original film told of the relationship between Aurora and her daughter, Emma. It’s a tearjerker too, with lots of human drama played out throughout their story. The new film will take Larry McMurty’s source novel and Lee Daniels (The Butler) is in line to direct this time around.
Furthermore, Oprah Winfrey is on board too, and she’s set to take on the role of Aurora in the new movie. »
“Terms of Endearment” is a 1983 dramedy feature adapted from the novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry, written, directed and produced by James L. Brooks. Starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, and John… Continue Reading → »
Terms of Endearment: Oprah Winfrey will star in a new version of Terms of Endearment. Lee Daniels is in talks to direct; the two previously worked together on The Butler (above). The 1983 Academy Award-winning version, based on a novel by Larry McMurtry, starred Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger as mother and daughter in a family drama; Winfrey will play the role originated by MacLaine. [The Wrap] St. Agatha: Darren Lynn Bousman, best known for helming three installments of...
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Oprah Winfrey and Lee Daniels could be teaming up in the near future for a remake of the 1983 Oscar winner “Terms of Endearment.” According to The Wrap, Paramount Pictures secured the rights to the project for Daniels to develop, with Winfrey in negotiations to star as Shirley MacLaine’s hard-to-please character Aurora Greenway.
The original film was based on Larry McMurtry’s novel of the same name and was adapted by James L. Brooks, who also directed the feature. “Terms” told the story of widow Aurora and her daughter, Emma (Debra Winger), two women with a strong bond that face challenges after Emma marries Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels) against her mother’s wishes. After her marriage crumbles, she returns home to find out that she has terminal cancer.
Paramount had no comment regarding the remake.
- Liz Calvario
Realizing that we will be seeking comfort or catharsis in cinema now more than ever, Paramount has announced it’s remaking the delightful and weepy dramedy, Terms Of Endearment. What’s more is, according to The Wrap, Empire impresario Lee Daniels is in talks to helm the film, which will reportedly star Oprah Winfrey. Daniels previously directed Winfrey in his 2013 film, Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
Representatives for the studio and talent declined to comment, but The Wrap’s sources say Paramount has secured the rights to the project. The 1983 original was directed by James L. Brooks, and starred Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger as a mother and daughter with a contentious yet loving relationship. Jeff Daniels was in it, too, and he played an asshole, while Jack Nicholson had a charming turn as an aging lothario/astronaut. Brooks won three Oscars for his film, while Nicholson nabbed a ...
- Danette Chavez
Lee Daniels is in talks to direct “The Butler” star Oprah Winfrey in a remake of the 1983 Oscar winner “Terms of Endearment” that is in development at Paramount Pictures, TheWrap has learned. According to an individual with knowledge of the project, the studio has secured the rights to the project for Daniels to develop. Winfrey is lining up to play the smothering mother Aurora Greenway, a role that won Shirley MacLaine an Oscar for Best Actress in the original comedy-drama. The original earned 11 Academy Award nominations and won five, including Best Picture. Paramount had no comment. Reps for Daniels and. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
The second round of Academy Award presenters will include a mix of Oscar winners, nominees and major blockbuster stars.
Jamie Dornan and Shirley MacLaine will present at this year’s show, it was announced Tuesday morning. MacLaine, 82, won the Oscar for actress in a leading role for Terms of Endearment (1983), while Dornan, 34, has starred in the blockbuster hit Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequel, Fifty Shades Darker.
- Alexia Fernandez
No one can accuse filmmaker Jeff Nichols of not being versatile. His last film, Midnight Special, was a sci-fi thriller, and his new film Loving tells the story of a interracial American couple who reluctantly changed history. Although wildly different, both films have family and compassion at the heart of them.
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Just watching the trailer for Loving made me tear up, so I prepared myself for Terms Of Endearment level sobbing - but I was surprised that I didn't need my ten pack of Kleenex. Nichols could have gone for overwrought performances and heaped on the sentimentality but the subtle and understated nature of the film reflects »
Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.
– The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced that director Johnny Ma has won the Academy’s Best First Feature award, sponsored by Telefilm Canada, for his feature film, “Old Stone.” This award celebrates the outstanding debut of a first-time filmmaker. The film had its North American premiere at Tiff in the Discovery Programme and was awarded the City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film. The film can be pre-ordered on iTunes for viewing after April 7, 2017.
The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live on CBC from Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 12.
– Acclaimed screenwriter-director Richard Curtis has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2017 Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his humanitarian efforts, charitable initiatives and world service, which have achieved a »
- Kate Erbland
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MacLaine will receive the lifetime achievement award and the "Star of Texas" award for her Oscar-winning role in Terms of Endearment.
Oscar-nominated producer Sarah Green — whose films include The Tree of Life, Knight of Cups, Frida, Girlfight, Midnight Special, Mud and Take Shelter — will be inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. Green works closely with Austin-based writer-directors Jeff Nichols and Terrence Malick.
- Hilary Lewis
MacLaine, winner of a 1983 acting Oscar for “Terms of Endearment,” will accept the Star of Texas Award for the Texas-set film. She will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Texas Film Hall of Fame. MacLaine’s long career encompasses classics like “The Apartment” and “Steel Magnolias,” and she was awarded the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 2012.
Austin Film Society Bangs Drum for Lone Star Filmmakers
Academy Award-nominated producer Green has produced Texas-made films including Terrence Malick’s “Song to Song” and “The Tree of Life.” She also produced the films “Mud” and the Academy Award-winning “Frida.”
Founded in 1985 by Richard Linklater, Afs launched the Texas Film Awards »
- Dani Levy
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi and The Simpsons, as well as write and direct the films Broadcast News, As Good as It Gets and Spanglish. On Jan. 28, the multiple Emmy Award winner and three-time Oscar winner (for Terms of Endearment) will receive the Producers Guild of America's 2017 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. The divorced father of four spoke with THR about »
- Stephen Galloway
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