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He directed a revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster at London’s Young Vic Theatre and is currently directing a new production of La Boheme at Dutch National Opera, a co-production with English National Opera.
Benedict received the London Critics Circle best director award for his Young Vic production of Ibsen’s Three Sisters and his Stc production of Gross Und Klein won the 2011 Helpmann Best Director award.
Credits include marathon Shakespeare cycle The War Of The Roses starring Blanchett at the 2009 Sydney and Perth festivals and his production of Detlev Glanert’s Caligula.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Filming on Marvel's "Ant-Man" continues in Georgia this week, but one cast member won't be involved - Michael Douglas. Douglas has posted on his Facebook page that he's wrapped his scenes as Hank Pym on the production, completing his final scene this past weekend. Marvel puts aside time for additional filming closer to release, so Douglas may be back as Pym for further filming down the line.
He also posted an image of himself standing alongside longtime stunt double Mike Runyard, whom he has worked with for the past twenty-six years including such films as Ridley Scott's "Black Rain," Danny DeVito's "The War of the Roses," Paul Verhoeven's "Basic Instinct," Joel Schumacher's "Falling Down," Curtis Hanson's "Wonder Boys," Barry Levinson's "Disclosure," David Fincher's "The Game" and Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra".
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- Garth Franklin
As was the case in Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel, the central soured marriage between Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) only grows more unsettling the more you discover about both parties, the seemingly perfect veneer peeling back inch by inch to reveal festering dysfunction.
We can never get enough festering dysfunction over at Digital Spy, so here are seven more of the big screen's most shining examples of marital strife.
1. George and Martha (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
The crumbling couple that arguably inspired every other on this list. Edward Albee created the archetypal marriage in spectacular meltdown in his blistering 1962 play, and real-life sparring lovers Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor bring George and Martha vividly to life on the big screen.
Watching the central pair inventively tear »
Principal photography is now underway on "The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses," the upcoming second set of telemovies based on Shakespeare's historical plays. Neal Street, Carnival/NBCUniversal and Thirteen are producing the project for BBC Two with shooting to take place in locations around the UK.
The three film adaptations cover Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III. Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge are already set for the project which will be transmitted on PBS.
Also announced today are Michael Gambon, Philip Glenister, Andrew Scott, Jason Watkins, Samuel West, Stanley Townsend, Adrian Dunbar, Geoffrey Streatfield, Ben Daniels, Ben Miles, Sam Troughton, Stuart McQuarrie, Anton Lesser, Kyle Soller, Phoebe Fox, James Fleet and Lucy Robinson.
- Garth Franklin
In the Us, the series will be transmitted on PBS by Great Performances, produced by Thirteen Productions LLC for Wnet.
Following an outstanding critical and audience reaction to the BAFTA Award-winning The Hollow Crown series in 2012, Neal Street Productions and Carnival Films/NBCUniversal bring the concluding part of this ambitious cycle of Shakespeare's History plays to the screen in three further filmed adaptations, Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III.
Assembling some of the UK's finest acting talent and, in addition to the stellar cast recently confirmed - Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge - new names revealed today are - Michael Gambon as Mortimer, Philip Glenister as Talbot, »
Benedict Cumberbatch is ready to get Shakespearean in the first photo released from “The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses,” which commenced principal photography in the United Kingdom on Wednesday. “The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses” is a three-film series adaptation of Shakespeare's plays “Henry VI” (in two parts) and “Richard III.” It's also a continuation of 2012's “The Hollow Crown” series, which featured Tom Hiddleston as King Henry V. Also read: TCA: Tom Hiddleston on Move from ‘Avengers’ to Shakespeare – Loki Is ‘Quite a Shakespearean Villain’ The new films also star Judi Dench as Cecily, »
- Linda Ge
During a question and answer session at this year's Hay Festival, Cumberbatch personally asked Dench to star alongside him in the drama.
Meanwhile, Hawes will play Queen Elizabeth in the second part of Henry VI and Richard III. Okonedo will play Queen Margaret in all three films.
Sturridge has been cast as Henry VI, and will appear in both parts. »
James L. Brooks has signed with Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The prolific film and TV writer/director won three Academy Awards for producing, directing and writing Terms of Endearment. He was later nominated another five times for his work on Broadcast News, Jerry Maguire and As Good as It Gets. Brooks’ Gracie Films banner also is responsible for movies including Big, The War of the Roses and Bottle Rocket, as well as the animated juggernaut The Simpsons. Video Comic-Con: 'The Simpsons' Puts Homer on Death's Door in Season 26 Teaser Other television classics the Emmy winner (with 20
- Rebecca Sun
Have you recovered from Mansion Hunters debut yet? After the amazing properties we saw on Wednesday's episodes, we can't wait to see the over-the-top mansions that this series is sure to have in store for us.
With the Image Locations team working so often for production companies and movie shoots, it got us thinking: what are the best movies about real estate? Check out our Top Ten list and see what we came up with.
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- Ryan Gowland
New York — It looks like The Phantom of the Opera soon won't have the only plummeting chandelier on Broadway. Preliminary plans have been announced for a run during the 2015-16 season of Warren Adler's stage adaptation of his bestselling 1981 novel The War of the Roses, a divorce lawyer's cautionary tale of the ugliness that can ensue over the division of assets. The property is best known via the 1989 Fox black comedy that starred Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as Jonathan and Barbara Rose, the once-blissful married couple whose union devolves into a vicious divorce battle.
- David Rooney
20 years after “charming” audiences in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen, Harry and Lloyd are back this Christmas for the long-awaited sequel, Dumb and Dumber To. Last night, stars Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom, Looper) appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to debut the first trailer for the film, which you can view below…
Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly once more, Dumb and Dumber To is set 20 years after the events of the first film, with Lloyd and Harry setting out on another road trip, this time to find the child Harry never knew existed from his past relationship with Fraida Felcher (Kathleen Turner, The War of the Roses, Body Heat). A daughter as it turns out, and one who happens to be quite the beauty, igniting Lloyd’s loins once more. Queue a whole of comedy, from »
- Scott Davis
Spy thriller “Target Churchill” is in development as a movie with Grey Eagle Films and sales-financing company The Solution Entertainment Group.
“Target Churchill,” written by Warren Adler (“The War of the Roses”) and Churchill biographer James C. Humes, centers on a fictionalized Soviet conspiracy to assassinate Churchill in order to prevent him from delivering his “Iron Curtain” speech in Fulton, Mo., in 1946. The assassin is a Russian mole and Nazi who served in Hitler’s SS and is now living in the United States.
Adler has written the adaptation.
Grey Eagle was founded by Jonathan Robert Adler and veteran film executive Stephen Greenwald, former President of De Laurentis Entertainment Group and Embassy Pictures. It has obtained the film and TV rights »
- Dave McNary
The War Of The Roses: The Chldren is set to be the sequel to the 1989 film that starred Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. Alex McAulay is now on board to pen the screenplay. McAuly has contributed his writing talents to the TV series Eastbound and Down as well as having written a blacklisted screenplay titled Flower, which is being produced by Eastbound and Down star Danny McBride.
The original War Of The Roses saw a bitter battle commence between a separated couple who both refuse to leave their house. As you may have guessed by the title to this sequel, it will focus on the children of Douglas and Turner’s characters. In the original, Sean Astin played the role of 17 year old Josh Rose, but there is no word yet on the casting.
War Of The Roses grossed $160 million worldwide back in 1989, but with 15 years between the sequels, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
In 1989, the pitch-black divorce comedy The War of The Roses proved a big hit for Fox, pulling in $160 million worldwide. Now, as we edge closer to the film's 25-year anniversary, producers are pulling together a sequel, which fittingly will focus on the children of the titular battling exes. Variety reports Permut Presentations and Grey Eagle Productions are teaming up to make War of the Roses: The Children, and producers have hired up-and-coming screenwriter Alex McAulay to draft its screenplay. David Permut, Jonathan Adler and Steve Greenwald will serve as producers, while Chris Mangano will exec produce. There's no word yet on who this group is considering for the sequel's director's chair. Though Danny DeVito directed the first, there's no hint as to whether or not he's been approached for its part two. The War of The Roses starred Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas as Oliver and Barbara Rose, a deeply »
Movie Mezzanine 'History of Film: Best of the Sixties.' They polled lots and lots of film critics including me. And you can see our individual lists. I appear to be the only person who listed West Side Story but some of my other choices are appropriately snooty if you need that.
THR most tweeted tv shows and events. Naturally the Oscars are #1 for specials (Golden Globes in #3 behind the Grammys).
Vf Hollywood celebrates the 25th anniversary of Dead Poets Society (1989) by getting all up in preppy nostalgia
Serious Film how many of these Eternal Sunshine details have you noticed on your multiple views?
- NATHANIEL R
The current Hollywood trend of the belated sequel continues (which we wrote about here), with the news that a sequel is being planned to 1989's The War Of The Roses. The first film was directed by Danny DeVito, who starred alongside Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. It told of a marriage that wasn't the friendliest, and the new film, based on the novel by William Adler, is going to pick up the story of their children.
Cunningly entitled The War Of The Roses: The Children, no director or cast have been linked with the project yet. But it does have a writer. Relative newcomer Alex McAulay has been hired to pen the screenplay for the new film, which will see said children having 'tricky' marriages of their own. »
The savage late-’80s comedy/satire The War of the Roses is getting a sequel, called War of the Roses: The Children. The film will follow the stories of the now-grown kids of Barbara and Oliver Rose (the latter called Jonathan Rose in both novels), based upon the novel of the same name by War of the Roses author […]
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- Russ Fischer
The project is a sequel to the 1989 hit “War of the Roses,” starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner and based on Warren Adler’s novel of the same name. The black comedy grossed $160 million worldwide for Fox.
Adler’s “The War of the Roses — The Children” follows the children of the divorce of Jonathan and Barbara Rose. Their son’s marriage falls apart due to what should have been an inconsequential incident involving a missing Milky Way bar — setting off a series of events that unleashes the deep-rooted damage that both adult children carry due to their upbringing in broken homes.
McAulay’s Black List screenplay »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Eric Overmyer (Treme, Boardwalk Empire) has come aboard as showrunner on the scripted series Capitol Crimes, currently in development by Mark Sennet Entertainment Inc. and Grey Eagle Films. The politically charged project is adapted from the seven-novel Fiona FitzGerald Mystery series by author Warren Adler (The War Of The Roses, Random Hearts), about a female homicide detective and senator’s daughter who penetrates the most prestigious D.C. circles solving high-profile murders. Mark Sennet, Brian Gary, Adler’s son Jonathan Robert Adler and Stephen Greenwald are executive producers on the series, which has also added Bo Derek and Craig Sheftell as co-exec producers. Like the series’ protagonist, 10 actress Derek has extensive experience in D.C.’s social and political scene. She came aboard as co-ep after meeting with Adler and Sennett. “I’ve spent so much time in Washington D.C., and I was on the board of The Kennedy Center, »
- JEN YAMATO
The fourth season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones is in full swing and, naturally, it’s been breaking all kinds of records. Fans just can’t get enough of George R.R. Martin’s devilish cynicism, breaking the network’s official online streaming service HBO Go with the season premiere and pulling in a record-breaking number of illegal downloads with the second episode, The Lion And The Rose – which should come as no surprise to anyone who’s seen it. And we’ve been under the same spell, with thoughts about dragons, wildlings, and the dangers of weddings never too far from our minds.
In an effort to fill up the cold emptiness between new Game Of Thrones episodes, we’ve been ransacking the internet for anything GoT-related and ran into some pretty mind-blowing stuff. The facts you’re about to read through aren’t as obvious as »
- Nik Grozdanovic
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