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New Line is launching development of a heist movie set at the star-studded annual Met Gala in New York City.
The Warner Bros. division picked up the spec script “Met Gala Heist,” written by Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer, and set up the project with Michelle Sy. The story focuses on a pair of sisters who employ an all-female crew to pull off a heist during the gala.
The Met Gala, also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Richard Brener, Michael Disco and Samuel J. Brown will oversee the project for New Line.
Sy was an executive producer on 2004’s “Finding Neverland.”
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. »
- Dave McNary
Michelle Williams and her daughter, Matilda Ledger, had a Broadway night out together in NYC on Sunday. At the Finding Neverland musical, the pair posed for pictures backstage with star Matthew Morrison. Matilda will turn 10 years old later this month, and she wore a cowboy hat and a bandana while out with Michelle, who opened up about motherhood earlier this year. In the April issue of Elle UK, the actress said, "I feel like I'm so good at raising a kid when I'm not working. I don't forget anything. I've got everything covered. It's a real luxury to have a moment when I'm not scrambling." »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Update: This post originally included a photo of Matilda that was not approved by Michelle. It has since been removed at her request. Michelle Williams has kept her daughter with Heath Ledger away from the public eye, but this weekend, the two took in a Broadway show. The "Dawson's Creek" alum and the 9 year old had a meet and greet with Matthew Morrison after catching a performance of "Finding Neverland" on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in NYC on Sunday night. While the actress does a great job shielding her daughter from the media, Williams opened up about being a single mother in Elle UK earlier this year. "I feel like I’m so good at raising a kid when I’m not working. I don’t forget anything. I’ve got everything covered. It’s a real luxury to have a moment when I’m not scrambling," she told the mag at the time. »
- tooFab Staff
They grow up so fast! Matilda Ledger, the 9-year-old daughter of Michelle Williams and the late Heath Ledger, joined her famous mom backstage at Broadway's Finding Neverland in NYC on Sunday, Sept. 27. The mother-daughter duo, who live in Brooklyn, posed together after the musical with Finding Neverland's lead Matthew Morrison. For the outing, little Matilda was inspired by the Wild West and ventured out in a cowboy hat and scarf as she nestled up beside Williams, 35. There's no doubt that the scion bears a startling resemblance [...] »
The Walk, the true story adaption of high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) 1974 walk across the World Trade Center from director Robert Zemeckis, premiered this Saturday at the 53rd New York Film Festival. The film has been receiving major Oscar buzz for Gordon-Levitt and Zemeckis, and hopes to garner a best picture nomination.
However, the film’s rating, PG, makes it a bit of a rarity in relation to recent Oscar success. Though it is not considered a children’s film by any means, with moments of extreme tension and drama, The Walk is nonetheless a family-friendly picture and its Npaa rating reflects that.
Since the turn of the new millennium, the majority of best pictures noms and winners have been rated PG-13 or R, a trend Zemeckis is hoping to buck this season.
Here’s a look back on recent films that were »
- Patrick Shanley
On episode eight of Project Runway, the designers were treated to an evening off to watch the Broadway production of Finding Neverland. They had to use the play as an inspiration for their next look, with free rein to let their imaginations run wild. While some of the designers excelled with the lack of guidelines, others weren?t able to get out of their own way. Here is my ranking of the episode?s looks from worst to best. Chime in with your thoughts in the comments. »
Actress Kate Maberly (The Secret Garden, Finding Neverland) and Doug Liman’s Hypnotic production company have joined together to bring a feature adaptation of the Carrie Ryan novel, The Forest of Hands and Teeth before cameras sometime in 2016. British actress Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) has just been attached to play the lead. Maberly will adapt, direct and produce with mentor Liman who will also produce. They are still working on the financing. Liman's and Dave… »
Exclusive: Wme just signed Marc Forster, the director who made his breakthrough on Monster’s Ball and moved into bigger-budget fare with World War Z, Finding Neverland, the 007 pic Quantum Of Solace and Stranger Than Fiction. Forster, who just wrapped the Blake Lively-Jason Clarke drama All I See Is You, had been repped by CAA. Forster also is an exec producer on Amazon’s new drama series Hand of God with Ron Perlman, and Forster directed two… »
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Three-time Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Finding Neverland,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) stars as notorious mobster Whitey Bulger in the drama “Black Mass,” directed by Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”).
- Movie Geeks
Cinematic journeys in the world of J. M. Barrie’s creation are not new. Indeed, his own story found its way to the big screen courtesy of Johnny Depp and Finding Neverland a decade ago. Yesterday London’s Leicester Square was taken over and transformed into the magical world inhabited by Pirates, Mermaids, Lost Boys and those
- Jon Lyus
For the better part of three decades, Depp has made a career out of playing a crazy-wide range of engaging characters. He's done everything from a '50s greaser prone to breaking out into song, to a pale-faced man with scissorhands and a knack for grooming.
When he's not making every other Tim Burton movie, he tries his hand at more "Serious" fare -- think "Donnie Brasco," "Finding Neverland" or his latest film, the crime bio-pic "Black Mass." Oh, and don't forget Captain Jack.
Depp's bench of memorable characters is crazy deep -- so which one best suits you? That's your cue to take our quiz and find out.
- Phil Pirrello
'Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials' with Dylan O'Brien. 'Maze Runner 2' to beat Johnny Depp 'Black Mass' The 20th Century Fox release Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the sequel to the 2014 hit The Maze Runner, and Warner Bros.' Johnny Depp star vehicle Black Mass will be battling it out at the North American box office this coming weekend, Sept. 18-20, the last (astronomical) summer weekend of 2015. According to Variety, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials will “likely” end up at the top of the U.S. and Canada box office chart. In fact, more than just “likely,” in case tracking is on target. Including Thursday evening shows, Maze Runner 2 is expected to collect somewhere around $35 million from 3,790 sites, while Black Mass should take in $22 million or so from 3,188 theaters. 'Maze Runner 2' vs. 'The Maze Runner' Maze Runner 2 will then open only about 10 percent ahead of the original, »
- Zac Gille
Mary Poppins: Disney is developing a new version of Mary Poppins. Rob Marshall (Into the Woods) will direct; the story will take place some 20 years after the events depicted in the 1964 family musical and will draw from the same source, a series of books by P.L. Travers. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) will compose new songs; David Magee (Finding Neverland) will write the screenplay. The making of the 1964 movie, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, was the subject of 2013's Saving Mr. Banks. [EW.com] Doctor Strange: Rachel McAdams was first rumored for the female lead in Doctor Strange back in July, and now the actress says that she will indeed join what she described as a "kind of psychedelic Marvel comic" movie, though she did not...
- Peter Martin
Mary Poppins: Disney is developing a new version of Mary Poppins. Rob Marshall (Into the Woods) will direct; the story will take place some 20 years after the events depicted in the 1964 family musical and will draw from the same source, a series of books by P.L. Travers. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) will compose new songs; David Magee (Finding Neverland) will write the screenplay. The making of the 1964 movie, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, was the subject of 2013's...
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I don’t think anyone would mistake So You Think You Can Dance‘s 12th season as its strongest — aside from viewers who were trapped in some sort of Footloose-esque, no-grooving-allowed nightmare for its first 11.
But while the Great Stage-Vs.-Street/Jason Derulo-Vs.-Descriptive-Adjectives Experiment of 2015 lacked something in diversity (whatever happened to ballroom and disco?), gut-busting emotional concepts (what I wouldn’t have given for one routine on par with “Addiction Dance“) and insightful critique (Mary Murphy and Misty Copeland, I missed you!), I’d be lying if I said summer TV still wasn’t the better for it. »
"Mary Poppins" is coming back to the big screen: Disney is working on a new, original musical starring its classic magical nanny.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the film is already moving through the development stages, with director Rob Marshall ("Chicago," "Into the Woods") at the helm. Marshall will re-team with his "Into the Woods" producers John DeLuca and Marc Platt for the project, which is set to be a new musical adventure featuring the Poppins character -- and not a direct sequel to the famous 1964 version.
The new Poppins film will take place in Depression-era London, some 20 years after Disney's classic Mary Poppins, and will draw from existing Poppins tales in the rest of author P.L. Travers' 1934-1988 children's book series. The practically perfect 1964 screen adaptation starring Julie Andrews pulled its story primarily from the first installment in Travers' eight-book series; the new project (which is decidedly »
- Katie Roberts
For some, Labor Day signals a Monday off from school and work, the final hurrah of the summer and college football games galore.
But for Oscar watchers, the three day break heralds the beginning of the Awards Season with film festivals being held at Venice (Sept. 2 – 12) and Telluride (Sept. 4 – 7).
Getting a shot in the arm from the weekend festivals were Spotlight, Steve Jobs, Black Mass and The Danish Girl. Below is a sampling of the films in play this awards season that screened over the busy holiday weekend.
The Danish Girl (Nov. 27)
Based on the book by David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [The Theory of Everything] and Alicia Vikander [Ex Machina]), and directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve »
- Michelle McCue
Venice — A decade ago, Johnny Depp appeared to be fast closing in on his first best actor Oscar. After having acquired a reputation through the 1990s as one of Hollywood’s most singularly creative leading men — giving award-caliber performances in the likes of “Ed Wood” and “Donnie Brasco” — his first nomination was a belated one. He was 40 in 2003: It was a testament to how much respect Depp had earned during his formative years that the Academy finally welcomed him to the club for his flamboyant gonzo turn in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” It was, needless to say, the polar opposite of an Oscar-chasing vehicle. You don’t get nominated for a jokey Disney summer blockbusters unless your peers really, really like you.
He lost to Sean Penn, of course, but it was a close-run thing; Depp had pulled off an upset win at the Screen Actors Guild awards, »
- Guy Lodge
Scott Cooper's true crime drama "Black Mass" had its world premiere at the Venice film festival on Friday. And the first wave of reviews are heaping praise Johnny Depp for his performance as Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger, who acted as an FBI informant for more than three decades. Cooper -- whose first film, "Crazy Heart," won Jeff Bridges the Best Actor Oscar in 2009 after four losses -- could be a good luck charm as well for Depp, a three-time also-ran at the Academy Awards. -Break- Depp has contended three times already for Best Actor ("Pirates of the Caribbean," 2003; "Finding Neverland," 2004; "Sweeney Todd," 2007). Now, for this change-of-pace performance in "Black Mass," he sits in fourth place on our Oscar prediction chart for Best Actor, with the backing of three of our Oscar experts and one of our editors. Critics singled out Depp in their rave reviews ...' »
The icy blue eyes of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger stare out from the screen in Scott Cooper’s “Black Mass” like the gaze of some confident jungle predator calmly lying in wait, holding his ground until the moment he moves in for the kill. And that same coolly calculated composure extends to every aspect of how the actor playing Bulger embodies the role, or rather disappears into it. But if Johnny Depp’s mesmerizing performance — a bracing return to form for the star after a series of critical and commercial misfires — is the chief selling point of “Black Mass,” there is much else to recommend this sober, sprawling, deeply engrossing evocation of Bulger’s South Boston fiefdom and his complex relationship with the FBI agent John Connolly, played with equally impressive skill by Joel Edgerton. Something of an anti-“The Departed” (which was partly inspired by the »
- Scott Foundas
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