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“London in the 1960s, everyone had a story about the Krays.”
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- Ben Child
Robert De Niro made his directorial debut with 1993's A Bronx Tale, a film adaptation of Chazz Palminteri's acclaimed one-man show. Now the star is co-helming a musical adaptation of the project with four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The musical – which features music from Tony and Oscar-winner Alan Menken – will premiere next year as part of the 2015-2016 season for Millburn, New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, running from February 4th to March 6th. The production will feature a book by Palminteri, lyrics by Glenn Slater and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. »
This year's Ebertfest opens today and runs through Sunday, and we're collecting notes on the lineup: Jean-Luc Godard's Adieu au langage, Roy Andersson's A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Godfrey Cheshire's Moving Midway, James Ponsoldt's The End of the Tour, Céline Sciamma's Girlhood, George Fitzmaurice's The Son of the Sheik, Robert De Niro's A Bronx Tale, Damián Szifrón's Wild Tales, Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida, Alan Polsky and Gabe Polsky's The Motel Life, Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes and Ethan Hawke's Seymour: An Introduction. » - David Hudson »
Michael Mann is about to go head to head with his Heat star Robert De Niro. The director and the actor are working on separate biopics about Enzo Ferrari, the champion Italian racer who founded the luxury sports car company named after him. According to Variety, Mann’s version has been in the works for a while with the Rome-based Cecchi Gori Media (De Niro’s A Bronx Tale) and now he’s in final talks to direct the movie. It’s unclear if this will be his follow-up to Blackhat, but shooting wouldn’t begin until next year. Not that I expect he’d slip something else in before that. Currently titled Ferrari, according to IMDb, the script for this one is a Mann-ordered mash-up of efforts penned separately by Troy Kennedy-Martin (The Italian Job) and the late David Rayfiel (The Firm), both individually adapted from the 1991 biography “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the »
- Christopher Campbell
Marvin Antonowsky, who ran the marketing departments at Universal and Columbia and also did a stint as NBC’s VP of programming, died April 7. He was 86.
While at Columbia from 1980-84, Antonowsky oversaw the campaigns for films including “Absence of Malice,” Oscar best picture winner “Gandhi,” “Tootsie,” “The Big Chill” and “Stir Crazy,” . In 1984 he leaped to Universal as president of marketing in 1984, launching films including “The Breakfast Club,” “Out of Africa” and “Fletch.” Later in the decade, Antonowsky was a consultant for TriStar Pictures, managing the marketing for “Steel Magnolias,” “Look Who’s Talking,” “The Bear” and “See No Evil, Hear No Evil.”
He returned in 1990 to Columbia to join chairman Frank Price, a close friend, serving as exec VP and assistant to the chairman; in 1993, Antonowsky and Price both exited to launch Price Entertainment, whose films would include “Circle of Friends,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Shadowlands.” He remained »
- Variety Staff
Champaign, Illinois isn’t quite Cannes or Park City, Utah, but the film festival hosted there annually in Roger Ebert’s name is as charming as they come. Now Ebertfest, in its 17th year, has announced its lineup of films prior to its four day run in April.
It was previously announced that Jean-Luc Godard’s acclaimed Goodbye to Language 3D would be the opening night film. Now Chaz Ebert has penned a touching love letter to her late husband detailing the choices they’ve made for the festival in his absence.
Among them are James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour, Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes, Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting On Existence, Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood, and special screenings of A Bronx Tale with Robert De Niro and the 1926 silent film The Son of the Sheik »
- Brian Welk
Read More: 'Goodfellas' 25th Anniversary Reunion To Close 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Chaz Ebert and the folks behind Ebertfest have announced the full lineup for the 2015 festival. "The End Of the Tour," about a journalist's road trip with the late author David Foster Wallace, will be among the films screening at this year's Ebertfest in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where Wallace was raised. Star Jason Segel and director James Ponsoldt ("The Spectacular Now") will be in attendance. Other guests include producer Jon Kilik and actor-writer Chazz Palminteri, who will attend the screening of 1993's "A Bronx Tale," and actress Héloïse Godet, star of festival-opener "Goodbye To Language," the first 3-D film to be shown at Ebertfest. This year's festival is dedicated to writer-director-actor-Ghostbuster Harold Ramis, who died last year. On Wednesday night there will be a tribute to him and his work, followed by a »
- Elizabeth Logan
The NYPD officers boycotting ex "Sopranos" star Lillo Brancato Jr.'s new movie ... are targeting the wrong guy -- at least according to Brancato Jr., who says they've got him all wrong. TMZ broke the story ... a police Benevolence Assoc. wants people to stay away from "Back in the Day" -- the first movie Brancato's worked on since getting out of prison last year. He served 8 years for committing a burglary where an NYPD officer was shot and killed. »
- TMZ Staff
The upcoming 17th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival, better known as Ebertfest, will open April 15 with Jean-Luc Godard's radical 3D experiment "Goodbye to Language," with star Héloïse Godet in attendance. The fest will also present a special screening of director Robert De Niro's 1993 "A Bronx Tale," with producer Jon Kilik and star and screenwriter Chazz Palminteri attending. In his four-star review, Ebert wrote, “'A Bronx Tale' is a very funny movie sometimes, and very touching at other times. It is filled with life and colorful characters and great lines of dialogue, and De Niro, in his debut as a director, finds the right notes as he moves from laughter to anger to tears. What's important about the film is that it's about values.” Read More: Why Theaters Are Refusing to Book Godard's Moneymaking 3D 'Goodbye to Language' A few of the 1,000 Festival Passes for sale at www. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The festival, which is hosted by Chaz Ebert and runs for five days in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., will also include a special screening of Robert De Niro’s “A Bronx Tale” and include appearances from that film’s producer, Jon Kilik, and star and screenwriter Chazz Palminteri.
“Godard is a director of the very first rank; no other director in the 1960s has had more influence on the development of the feature-length film,” Roger Ebert once wrote of Godard. “Like Joyce in fiction or Beckett in theater, he is a pioneer whose present work … is gradually creating and educating an audience that will, perhaps in the next generation, be able to look back at his films and see that this is where their cinema began. »
- Dave McNary
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