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Misty Copeland Joins The Nutcracker And The Four Realms At Disney

13 July 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The upcoming live-action Disney movie The Nutcracker And The Four Realms has welcomed its first cast member – legendary ballerina Misty Copeland. Her appearance in the movie will mark her first involvement in narrative cinema, having already featured on television reality shows, as well as a documentary about her own early career, A Ballerina’s Tale.

The film will be helmed by Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom (Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, The Shipping News, Chocolat), armed with a script by Ashleigh Powell, who makes her screenwriting debut here. With Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy) producing the project, it is notable that the first casting choice is a strong one – recognizing that Misty Copeland is a world-renowned, award winning talent. It also indicates the tone that Hallstrom will be striving for – evidently mixing his own visual flair with the rich musical history of the tale.

While The Nutcracker is best known as a two-act ballet, »

- Sarah Myles

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Disney's Live-Actor Nutcracker Movie Just Cast Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland

13 July 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Misty Copeland has been owning the ballet world, and she's about to go even more mainstream. Copeland has been cast as the "lead ballerina" in Disney's upcoming live-action movie, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Lasse Hallström (Safe Haven, Chocolat) is directing the film adaption of Peter Tchaikovsky's ballet; the script was written by Ashleigh Powell. Copeland, who has danced in stage productions of The Nutcracker before, announced the news in a sweet Instagram of her script, commenting, "I'm thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallstrom." Can't wait to see who else signs on! In the meantime, here's the scoop with all the Disney reboots currently in the works. I'm thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallstrom. #TheNutcracker #MoreToCome A photo posted by Misty Copeland (@mistyonpointe) on Jul 13, 2016 at 8:59am »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Scarlett Johansson featured in new Ghost in the Shell behind-the-scenes image

10 July 2016 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Production I.G. has shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the set of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, which sees director Rupert Sanders and star Scarlett Johansson joined by Mamoru Oshii (director of the original anime), Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, a.k.a. Tricky, Kenji Kamiyama (director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and composer Kenji Kawai

See Also: Ghost in the Shell producer addresses Scarlett Johansson casting controversy

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Ghost in the Shell is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading »

- Gary Collinson

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Ghost in the Shell producer addresses Scarlett Johansson casting controversy

2 July 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in April, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks released the first image of Scarlett Johansson as The Major in the upcoming live-action manga adaptation Ghost in the Shell, prompting a wave of criticism towards another instance of Hollywood “whitewashing”. Speaking to Buzzfeed, producer Steven Paul has addressed – and attempted to play down – the controversy, stating that it is an “international story” and that they have done “great honour” to the source material.

“I think everybody is going to end up being really happy with it,” states Paul. “They’re going to be very, very happy with it when they see what we’ve actually done with it, and I don’t think anybody’s going to be disappointed. There [are] all sorts of people and nationalities in the world in Ghost in the Shell. We’re utilizing people from all over the world…There’s Japanese in it. There’s Chinese in it. »

- Gary Collinson

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Judi Dench to Star in Stephen Frears’ ‘Victoria and Abdul’ for Working Title

17 June 2016 2:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Judi Dench will star as Queen Victoria and Stephen Frears will direct Working Title Films’ “Victoria and Abdul,” to which Focus Features will hold worldwide rights.

The movie is slated to go into production this year for a 2017 release. Focus will release the movie in the U.S., and Universal Pictures Intl. will distribute the film around the world. “Victoria and Abdul” is being co-financed by Focus in association with BBC Films.

The screenplay is by Lee Hall, based on Shrabani Basu’s book “Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant.” Hall was Oscar nominated for “Billy Elliot.”

“Victoria and Abdul” was developed by Beeban Kidron and Hall at Cross Street Films with BBC Films, and is being produced by Kidron, Tracey Seaward (“The Queen”), and Working Title’s co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Bevan and Fellner have produced several Working Title movies for Focus release, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Scarlett Johansson featured in live action Ghost in the Shell set photos

8 June 2016 4:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s a film not without controversy, but the live-action adaptation of the hugely successful anime and manga Ghost in the Shell is currently shooting in Hong Kong. Thanks to HK01 (via Twitch), we’ve got some set photos from the movie featuring Scarlett Johansson and Pilou Asbaek.

Check them out below:

See Also: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ming-Na Wen is very unhappy with “whitewashing” Ghost in the Shell casting

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Ghost in the Shell is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast »

- Luke Owen

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Casting call for lead role in new Disney feature film

2 June 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Lucy Bevan Casting are looking for the young lead role in Disney's 'The Nutcracker', which is due to shoot in the Autumn 2016. Lasse Hallström ('Chocolat', 'The Hundred-Foot Journey', 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape’)is directing, and Mark Gordon and Lindy Goldstein are producing.

Any applicants should email a recent photo and contact details to This Casting Is Now Closed

Summary:

Set in the 1850s in Victorian England, the film is a live action retelling of the classic tale based on the story 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' by E.T.A. Hoffman

Clara (Female) - aged 13-17 years

Lead role. Clever, creative and independent, Clara goes against female societal conventions of the period. At the beginning of the story she is lacking in confidence, struggling to cope with the death of her mother and trying to find her footing in the adult world. Uninterested in beauty and fashion, »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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The Wolverine star Rila Fukushima joins Ghost in the Shell

26 May 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

DreamWorks’ Ghost in the Shell movie has added Japanese actress Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine, Arrow) to its cast, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

The film, which is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), has come in for criticism for “whitewashing”, having cast Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) and other white actors as characters originally depicted as Japanese in the original source material.

See Also: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ming-Na Wen is very unhappy with “whitewashing” Ghost in the Shell casting

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Ghost in the Shell is being directed by Rupert Sanders »

- Gary Collinson

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Zannou, Gely, Morena, Mare Nostrum Team for ‘I Spit on Your Graves’

12 May 2016 11:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes —  Cyril Gely, scribe of Omar Sy hit “Chocolat,” is adapting U.S.-set thriller “I Spit on Your Graves,” the celebrated American race relations/revenge novel that made and killed -literally – French literary legend Boris Vian, a friend of Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker.

Set in a contemporary Southern U.S., to be shot in English,“I Spit on Your Graves” will be directed by Santiago Zannou, a Spanish Academy best new director Goya winner for “The One-Handed Trick.” Morena Films, producers of Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” and Oliver Stone’s “Comandante,” one of Spain’s best financed and most cosmopolitan of production houses, produces with France’s Mare Nostrum, headed by Alexandra Lebret, which garnered with Morena on Antonio Banderas’ “Altamira.”

Written in 1946, “I Spit” became a sensation when a copy was found on the bedside table of a strangled girl. France’s Catholic Church claimed that the »

- John Hopewell

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ming-Na Wen is very unhappy with “whitewashing” Ghost in the Shell casting

15 April 2016 1:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It caused quite a stir when it was announced that Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) had been cast in the lead role of the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell [the first picture from the film was released yesterday], which once again brought out the ugly side of Hollywood’s ‘whitewashing’ of Asian roles, similar to how the proposed Akira adaptation is set to do.

One person who is very unhappy about this is Johansson’s fellow McU star Ming-Na Wen, who tweeted that she is a fan of the actor but is very against the whitewashing of Ghost in the Shell.

Nothing against Scarlett Johansson. In fact, I'm a big fan. But everything against this Whitewashing of Asian role. https://t.co/VS6r6iish9

Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) April 14, 2016

It calls to mind George Takei’s petition for Akira to cast more American-Asian actors, who he says are always overlooked for roles.

What do you make of Wen’s comments? »

- Luke Owen

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Production Begins on Live Action Ghost In The Shell Movie, First Photo Features Scarlett Johansson

14 April 2016 7:39 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Production has begun in New Zealand on Ghost in the Shell—the live action film adaptation of the groundbreaking manga series of the same name—and the first photo of Scarlett Johansson as the cyborg Major has been revealed ahead of the film’s March 31st, 2017 release.

Press Release: Hollywood, Calif.– Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on “Ghost In The Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Lucy”) and directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White And The Huntsman”). The film is shooting in Wellington, New Zealand.

Paramount Pictures will release the film in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.

The film, which is based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, is produced by Avi Arad (“The Amazing Spider-man 1 & 2,” “Iron Man”), Ari Arad (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”), and Steven Paul (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance »

- Derek Anderson

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Ghost in the Shell Movie Starts Filming, First image Released

14 April 2016 7:11 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The long gestating live-action adaptation of the popular anime, Ghost in the Shell, is finally in production with cameras rolling on the Paramount/Dreamworks production.  Along with today's announcement comes our first image of Scarlett Johansson as the lead character.  Come inside to take a look!

To be honest, considering how many years studios have been discussing adapting Ghost in the Shell, this is a headline I never expected to write.  Yet, here we are!  Ghost in the Shell has started filming in anticipation of its March 31, 2017 release date and with the announcement comes our first look at ScarJo in the role of The Major.  Check it out along with the full cast list below:

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on “Ghost In The Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Lucy”) and directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White And The Huntsman”). The film is shooting in Wellington, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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First Look: Scarlett Johansson Plays The Major In Ghost In The Shell

14 April 2016 6:12 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photograph by Jasin Boland

© Mmxvi Paramount Pictures and Storyteller Distribution Co. All rights Reserved.

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on Ghost In The Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Lucy) and directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman). The film is shooting in Wellington, New Zealand.

Paramount Pictures will release the film in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.

The film, which is based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, is produced by Avi Arad (“The Amazing Spider-man 1 & 2,” “Iron Man”), Ari Arad (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”), and Steven Paul (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”). Michael Costigan (“Prometheus”), Tetsu Fujimura (“Tekken”), Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, whose animation studio Production I.G produced the Japanese Ghost In The Shell film and television series, and Jeffrey Silver (“Edge Of Tomorrow,” “300”) will executive produce.

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, »

- Michelle McCue

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First look at Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell

14 April 2016 6:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production underway on the long-gestating Ghost in the Shell movie, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks have released the first official image from the manga adaptation featuring Scarlett Johansson as The Major…

“We are so pleased to be in Wellington to shoot Ghost in the Shell,” said producers Avi Arad, Ari Arad, Michael Costigan and Jeffrey Silver. “The city boasts state-of-the-art production facilities and a rich urban landscape that make it an ideal setting for a sci-fi action film. The crew-base in New Zealand working on the film is first class, and working with Sir Richard Taylor and the team at Weta Workshop is inspirational on every level. The people of New Zealand have been terrific partners in helping us bring this story and its beloved characters to audiences around the world and we are thankful for their continued hospitality.”

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, »

- Gary Collinson

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First Look At Scarlett Johansson in 'Ghost In The Shell' as Filming Begins in New Zealand

14 April 2016 5:36 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on “Ghost In The Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Lucy”) and directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White And The Huntsman”). The film is shooting in Wellington, New Zealand. 

Paramount Pictures will release the film in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.

The film, which is based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, is produced by Avi Arad (“The Amazing Spider-man 1 & 2,” “Iron Man”), Ari Arad (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”), and Steven Paul (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”). Michael Costigan (“Prometheus”), Tetsu Fujimura (“Tekken”), Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, whose animation studio Production I.G produced the Japanese "Ghost In The Shell” film and television series, and Jeffrey Silver (“Edge Of Tomorrow,” “300”) will executive produce.

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Disney Making Live-Action ‘Nutcracker’ With ‘Chocolat’ Director Lasse Hallström

5 March 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Disney is looking to make yet another live-action fairy tale — but this one’s a little different from most of their others, in that it’s not a remake of an existing Disney animated classic. The studio has set Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) to direct The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, based on the classic ballet by Pyotor Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the E.T.A. Hoffmann story […]

The post Disney Making Live-Action ‘Nutcracker’ With ‘Chocolat’ Director Lasse Hallström appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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