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Exclusive: Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech) will play composer-lyricist Lionel Bart, who famously wrote the score for Oliver!, in Vadim Jean’s musical feature Consider Yourself. Joining Rush is a stellar cast including Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes), Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Eddie Marsan (Snow White And The Huntsman), Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and Al Weaver (Marie Antoinette) as the younger Bart.
Consider Yourself (the title comes from one of the best-known songs from Oliver!, Bart’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist) tells the story of an untrained musician who couldn’t read or write music and yet became the first person to have three West End musicals running. At one point in the early 1960’s, Bart was earning more in song royalties than the Beatles — and still managed to lose it all. The film charts his rise and fall, using Bart’s catalogue of songs, »
- Ali Jaafar
Kevin Hart and Josh Gad are teaming up for The Wedding Ringer this weekend and in honor of the film's release, we're raising a glass to the seven best movie weddings of all time. From My Best Friend's Wedding to The Wedding Singer, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding to Bridesmaids, Hollywood knows just how to cash in on the beautiful chaos that is "the big day."
Watch: Inside 6 of The Biggest Celebrity Weddings of 2014
7. The Wedding Planner (2001)
Who can forget Jennifer Lopez as Mary Fiore, the ambitious and successful San Francisco wedding planner who is forced to choose between her career and love when she falls head over heels (literally) for a top client's groom-to-be (Matthew McCaughney)?
6. 27 Dresses (2008)
"Always a bridesmaids, never a bride."Truer words have never been spoken when it comes to Katherine Heigl's character in this 2008 romantic comedy. Heigl plays an unmarried woman who has hiked up her fair share of poofy »
Throughout the years, IFC Films has always found a place at the Oscar table, scoring noms for such films as 2002’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding (original screenplay) and 2009’s In the Loop (adapted screenplay). The year is extra special, not only because the distributor racked up eight Oscar nominations this morning, but because it’s 12-year-in-the-making drama Boyhood was recognized in six categories: best picture, director (Richard Linklater), supporting actor (Ethan Hawke), supporting actress (Patricia Arquette), original screenplay and editing. It’s also the first time that IFC has received a best picture nomination.
“We’re still the tadpole swimming in the sea of sharks,” said IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring today about the label’s big footprint in the Oscar race. “The great thing about the Academy is that it’s not about how much you spend campaigning. They look at the work and reward the work.”
- Anthony D'Alessandro
North American cinema attendance hit a 20-year low in 2014.
At 1.26 billion, box office numbers were the lowest in the Us and Canada since 1995 (which recorded 1.21 billion), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Chinese attendance figures rose by 34.5% to 830 million compared to 2013.
The country is projected to surpass North American figures by 2017.
Average ticket prices rose in North America, but revenue fell by 5% from 2013 to $10.36 billion (£6.72 billion). This was the greatest drop in revenue in nine years.
2002 marked an all-time high in the Us and Canada, with the release of Spider-Man, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
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