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Film and TV producer Dan Jinks has signed a new two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios. Under the previous pact, Jinks’ first solo TV deal, he developed and executive produced the studio’s CW drama series Emily Owens, MD. “I couldn’t be happier working with (CBS TV Studios president) David Stapf and his sensational team,” Jinks said. Before setting up his Dan Jinks Co. at CBS TV Studios in 2011, Jinks was partnered with Bruce Cohen for 12 years, the last six of them under a deal at Warner Bros TV where the duo executive produced ABC’s Pushing Daisies and Traveler and Lifetime’s Side Order Of Life. Jinks and Cohen won an Oscar for their first movie, American Beauty, and also produced Big Fish, which they are currently producing for Broadway. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
[Press Release] New York, NY - Tickets for the new Broadway musical Big Fish will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, June 16 at Ticketmaster.com (866-870-2717). An exclusive two-week pre-sale for Audience Rewards members and partners launches on Monday, June 3, during which members can earn 2,000 bonus points when they purchase a ticket to Big Fish at AudienceRewards.com. Directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Contact, The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), and a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nominee John August (Frankenweenie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Big Fish begins performances on Thursday, September 5, 2013 and will open Sunday, October 6, 2013 »
- Pietro Filipponi
Cyrus later recorded numerous songs for the soundtrack of the first season, signing a deal with Hollywood Records and releasing the album "Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus", selling over three million copies in the Us.
- Michael Stevens
After a warm reception in Chicago this past spring, the musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s phantasmagorical 2003 film Big Fish will be hitting Broadway this fall, and EW has an exclusive clip to get you ready for the circus. Here in its entirety is “Time Stops”, featuring two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can) and Tony-nominee Kate Baldwin (Finian’s Rainbow), one of several new tunes penned by composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party). The production features a book by John August (who also wrote the film) and is directed and choreographed by »
- Jason Clark
When I look at the slate of Best Picture nominees from 2003, it appears to have been a true high-water mark for the industries’ “epic” films. While we still suffer from the aftershocks of Hollywood’s obsession with “the epicness of epicdom” (two made up words, I know, but that’s just how self-consciously epic these films are), in 2003, the tone still felt new and fresh. These epic films were not only rewarded with successful box office receipts, but high critical praise as well (thus the Oscar nominations).
In the years following, while the box office receipts have remained consistent (or even increased), the grades from critics and enthusiasts have slowly fallen away as the genre has become increasingly stale. In 2003 though, we had mostly good films from the genre in our rear-view mirror, so the potential for the genre was promising and people were ready to bite on anything that »
- Christopher Lominac
Throwback alert! With the buzz of the hottest films of 2013 coming up this summer, let us not forget those that have gone before us. Supercut Originals created a mashup that brings back the most memorable movies of a decade ago...that magical year of 2003. Back in a time when the new millennium was still new, directors taught us to just keep swimming, that being the big G-o-d ain't easy,and the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
It was a good year for Will Ferrell with "Old School" and one of the most quotable Christmas movies of all time, "Elf." Nautical nonsense was a common theme: a clownfish searched the seas for his son, "Open Water" made everyone fear scuba diving, Ewan McGregor tried to catch a "Big Fish" and swaggery pirates plundered the Caribbean. The first attempt to "Kill Bill" was made, »
- Olivia Gall
The formerly Tim Burton-produced Big Eyes now also has Tim Burton as its director, as having a screenplay from Ed Wood’s Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski and a title similar to Big Fish has apparently convinced Burton it’s close enough to a rehash for him to direct. That’s not the only change in personnel: Formerly attached stars Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds have been jettisoned in favor of the more Burton-ly unusual Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, who will take on the roles of kitsch art icons Margaret and Walter Keane when the film shoots this summer »
People are always complaining about how much Americans suck at doing accents, whether it's Kevin Costner as "Robin Hood" or Keanu Reeves seemingly coming off a heroin addiction in "Bram Stoker's Dracula." And we do suck sometimes, yes.
However, we want to at least even the playing field a little by pointing out some bafflingly bad American accents perpetrated by thesps from overseas. Europe and Australia may have the best acting academies and such, but not every graduate is as versatile as they should be, starting with a certain Gerard Butler from this past weekend's "Olympus Has Fallen."
This week's "Olympus Has Fallen" is cheesy fun, but Butler's American cadence is just … off. Granted, he's a bit more convincing than his oft-compared Scottish soul mate Sean Connery, but the "300" star has tried his hand at miming our accent in disasters like "The Bounty Hunter" and the recent surfing drama "Chasing Mavericks. »
- Max Evry
Sneak Peek French actress Marion Cotillard for Dior's "Lady Dior Handbag" line, posing for photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino from the fashion house’s pre-fall 2013 collection designed by Creative Director Raf Simons.
Cotillard ganered critical acclaim for her roles in the features "Rust and Bone", "A Very Long Engagement", "Big Fish", "A Good Year", "Public Enemies", "Nine", "Inception", "Midnight in Paris", "Contagion" and "The Dark Knight Rises".
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Marion Cotillard...
- Michael Stevens
In nearly 20 years as a Hollywood star, Ewan McGregor has been a prominent figure in the world of mainstream and independent cinema. He has successfully accomplished the daunting task of moving between genres without his fanbase or stock levels diminishing greatly, while crafting roles that are masterful, engaging and thrilling. Of course not everything the Scottish actor has done has been critically or commercially successful, but more often than not he has produced acting performances that allow his films to become more than what it should, extending his abilities and enthusing them with a vigour and passion that wouldn’t of been possible in anybody else’s hands.
His latest film Jack The Giant Slayer, based on the fairy tales “Jack and The Beanstalk” & “Jack The Giant Killer”, is released in UK cinemas today and while it has gathered average reviews from critics and has been underwhelmed at the Us box office, »
- Niall McLoughlin
Broadway fans, here’s a Monday morning treat. Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can) and Kate Baldwin (Giant, Finian’s Rainbow) are set to star in a musical version of Big Fish, and you can listen to a new song from the show, “Time Stops,” exclusively on EW.
The new musical, which will premiere in Chicago on April 2 and officially opens on Broadway in October, is based on the 2003 award-winning movie. The book for the musical was written by John August, who was also the screenwriter for the film. Big Fish will be directed and »
- Erin Strecker
How much of an underrated presence has Steve Buscemi been in all of our lives?
Over the span of 25 years, he's gone from "King of the That Guys" (current co-Kings: Bruce McGill and James Cromwell) to "Oh, right — that's an actor named Steve Buscemi" to "Steve Buscemi" to "Golden Globe-Winning Steve Buscemi" to, finally, "Champion of Our Hearts Steve Buscemi."
A little more difficult to determine? The Buscemiest roles of Steve Buscemi's career. We've narrowed the field to nine. See below, and be aware that being Buscemi sometimes means being Nsfw.
1. 'Desperado' (1995)
It frankly doesn't get any Buscemier than Buscemi in "Desperado" as (according to the credits) "Buscemi," where he Buscemis the f**k out of »
- Nick Blake
David Konow contributes to Deadline. With the Writers Guilds West and East tonight presenting their awards to last year’s most respected practitioners of the craft, it’s a perfect occasion for Deadline to examine the cottage industry of screenwriting conventions, expos, coverage services, and pitchfests. They’re supposed to help writers learn their craft and get their scripts out into the world. It goes without saying that this is a hot button issue in Hollywood. “Those who can’t write, teach seminars.” That’s what John August, screenwriter of Big Fish, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, and Corpse Bride posted on his website under the category of ‘So-Called Experts’. As he further elaborates to Deadline, “Most seminars feel like scams, and pitchfests give me nightmares. I don’t know any movies that have come out of them. The important thing to remember is that pitching only means something when »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Imposter takes Bafta
A strange case of art mirroring life at the Baftas, as the trophy awarded to The Imposter director Bart Layton went missing. Layton, along with his producing partner, Dimitri Doganis, won the prize for outstanding British debut, and was proudly clutching the golden statue at all the post-ceremony parties. Arriving at the Weinstein Company bash, Layton put down his prized possession to talk to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Michael Fassbender. But moments later he turned round to find it had disappeared. An imposter had walked off with it. CCTV identified the culprit and it was returned to Layton at 5.30am.
Tarantino: not in the mood for dancing
- Jason Solomons
"Big Fish," the musical based on Daniel Wallace's novel and Tim Burton's 2003 film, is set to hit Broadway in October. But what will the movie would sound like as a musical? Like the movie, "Big Fish" tells the story of Will Bloom, who returns home to see his dying father, Edward, whose wild stories of epic adventures created a rift between the two. Also read: 'Big Fish' Musical Heading to Broadway in October In a special presentation in Chicago, Norbert Leo Butz ("Catch Me If You Can") and Kate Baldwin ("Finian's Rainbow"), »
- Lisa Fung
Stars continue to reign on the Great White Way. The latest returnee is Tony-winner Scarlett Johansson in a new revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof that’s generated a lot of ink for the liberties that the production almost took with Tennessee Williams’ classic. Meanwhile, producers announced an October opening for a musical based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie Big Fish. And the final curtain will fall this weekend on three (more) Broadway productions: Glengarry Glen Ross, Golden Boy, and Peter and the Starcatcher — though Peter will move to Off Broadway’s New World Stages this spring. Here »
- Thom Geier
"A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal." Following in the footsteps of Les Miserables, in starting as a book and then going on to be adapted for stage and film, Big Fish seems to be doing the same thing, except the order of adaptations is switched around a bit. It started as a book, penned by Daniel Wallace, and then went on to be made into a movie directed by Tim Burton, and now it's becoming a musical, bound for Broadway. The film was released in 2003 and was set up as a story within a story, or rather, several stories within a story, as the film focused on the life of Edward Bloom (Albert Finney, Ewan McGregor), a traveling salesman who loved to tell a good story, and whose tales were a »
A fishy musical based on Tim Burton’s fantastical 2003 film is coming to the biggest pond of all — Broadway.
The show, which also incorporates material from Daniel Wallace’s original novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, will open in the Neil Simon Theatre this October. Its Broadway run will be preceded by a five-week limited engagement at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre that begins in April.
Big Fish stars two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz as Edward Bloom, a charismatic storyteller whose tall tales have estranged him from his son Will (Bobby Steggert). As the elder Bloom’s health begins to fail, »
- Hillary Busis
"Big Fish," the musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and Tim Burton's 2003 film, will open on Broadway Oct. 6 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Staged by Tony Award-winning director Susan Stroman ("The Producers"), the musical features a book by "Frankenweenie" screenwriter John August, who wrote the screenplay for the "Big Fish" movie, and music by Andrew Lippa ("The Wild Party"). "Big Fish" tells the story of a son who returns home to see his dying father, whose wild stories of epic adventures have created a rift between the two. »
- Lisa Fung
Producers said Monday that the new show will open in early October at the Neil Simon Theatre. Previews begin September 5 following a tune-up in Chicago this April and May.
Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman will direct and choreograph the musical, based on the Daniel Wallace novel and the 2003 Tim Burton-directed film starring Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney. The musical's book will be by John August, who wrote the movie's screenplay.
Butz, last seen opposite Katie Homes on Broadway, will be joined by Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert, Krystal Joy Brown and Zachary Unger. »
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