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Dakota Fanning Covers "Marie Claire"

Sneak Peek new images of actress Dakota Fanning ("Effie Gray") in the January 2018 issue of "Marie Claire" (UK) magazine, wearing Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Christopher Kane and a whole lot more, photographed by David Atelier:

Fanning's performance in the feature "I Am Sam" (2001) earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight, followed by roles as a child actress in "Man on Fire" (2004), "War of the Worlds" (2005) and "Charlotte's Web" (2006).

Fanning then began the transition to more mature roles including "Hounddog" (2007) and "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008). Her recent film roles have included "Coraline" (2009), "The Runaways" (2010), "The Motel Life" (2013) and "The Twilight Saga" (2009–12).

Her modeling work started in 2009 for various fashion magazines including "Elle", "Vanity Fair" and "Cosmopolitan".

Fanning's upcoming film work includes "The Bell Jar" (2017) directed by another former child star Kirsten Dunst, followed by "Ocean's Eight" (2018) and her role in the TV series "The Alienist
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'Narcos' Location Manager Shot and Killed in Mexico

'Narcos' Location Manager Shot and Killed in Mexico
A location manager who worked on Narcos and movies like Spectre was shot and killed earlier in the week while scouting an area in rural Mexico.

Carlos Muñoz Portal was found murdered Monday inside his vehicle, the Hollywood Reporter writes. Portal was scouting solo at the time of his murder, which occurred near the Temascalapa municipality.

The 37-year-old veteran location manager often worked with Hollywood productions that filmed in Mexico, including Fast & Furious, Apocalypto, Man on Fire, Sicario and its upcoming sequel Soldado.

The upcoming fourth season of Netflix's Narcos
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‘Narcos’ Location Scout Carlos Muñoz Portal Found Shot and Killed in Mexico

‘Narcos’ Location Scout Carlos Muñoz Portal Found Shot and Killed in Mexico
Variety reports that Carlos Muñoz Portal, a location scout for “Narcos,” was found shot and killed in in Hidalgo, Mexico. Muñoz had previously worked on such films as “Sicario,” “Spectre,” and “Fast & Furious” and was scouting locations for the upcoming fourth season of Netflix’s crime drama.

Read More:‘Narcos’ Season 3 Review: The Drug War Might Be Lost, but the Best Version of This Show Is Found

The streaming giant released a statement on the incident: “We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family. The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate.” 182 murders were reported in Hidalgo in July, and Muñoz and his car were discovered in a remote area — there were no witnesses to the crime.

Read More:‘Narcos’ Trailer: Season 3 Swaps Out One Drug Kingpin for Four More

“Narcos,” which
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‘Narcos’ Location Scout Carlos Muñoz Portal Found Shot and Killed in Mexico

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‘Narcos’ Location Scout Carlos Muñoz Portal Found Shot and Killed in Mexico
Variety reports that Carlos Muñoz Portal, a location scout for “Narcos,” was found shot and killed in in Hidalgo, Mexico. Muñoz had previously worked on such films as “Sicario,” “Spectre,” and “Fast & Furious” and was scouting locations for the upcoming fourth season of Netflix’s crime drama.

Read More:‘Narcos’ Season 3 Review: The Drug War Might Be Lost, but the Best Version of This Show Is Found

The streaming giant released a statement on the incident: “We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family. The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate.” 182 murders were reported in Hidalgo in July, and Muñoz and his car were discovered in a remote area — there were no witnesses to the crime.

Read More:‘Narcos’ Trailer: Season 3 Swaps Out One Drug Kingpin for Four More

“Narcos,” which
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Nicolas Cage is on the Warpath in Vengeance: A Love Story [Trailer]

Just when I think I'm done with Nicolas Cage and his direct-to-video looking projects, one comes along that looks like it might be ok. The latest: Vengeance: A Love Story.

Based on a novel by award winning author Joyce Carol Oates, Cage stars as a police officer and gulf war veteran who, when the law fails a single mother and her daughter, takes vengeance into his own hands.

I know, it sounds so totally generic and more than a little like Man on Fire, but Cage looks a little better than usual in this one plus there's the added bonus of Don Johnson.

Directed by stuntman-turned-director Johnny Martin, I'm hoping for some good action sequences but I'd settle for a solid thriller with a performance from Cage that isn't laughable. Anything more would be [Continued ...]
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‘Westworld’ Dp on Working With ‘Exhilarating,’ Emmy-Nominated Actors

While Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” hits theaters touting large-scale practical effects shot on film, a year ago his brother Jonathan Nolan was doing the same thing for the small screen with HBO’s “Westworld.” “It was exciting to be on a set for a pilot that had the same cinematic approach and expectations as a bigger feature film,” says cinematographer Paul Cameron, a first-time Emmy nominee for the smash drama series, which received a whopping 22 nominations. The veteran D.P.—who’s worked with the late Tony Scott on Denzel Washington starrers “Déjà Vu” and “Man on Fire,” and with Michael Mann on “Collateral”—spoke with Backstage about capturing the look of the series (practical effects and shooting on film included), what his relationship with actors is like on set, and why Sir Anthony Hopkins had “more fun on [‘Westworld’] than he had in years working on movie sets.” Read: ‘Westworld,
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Annemarie Jacir, Mohamed Ben Attia clinch Dfi funding

Annemarie Jacir, Mohamed Ben Attia clinch Dfi funding
Doha Film Institute unveils spring 2017 grants.

Palestinian film-maker Annemarie Jacir’s upcoming dark comedy Wajib and Tunisian director Mohamed Ben Attia’s [pictured] new film Weldi have won funding in the latest round of grants from the Doha Film Institute (Dfi).

Unveiling its spring 2017 grants round during Cannes, the Qatari institution said it had supported 29 projects from 16 countries, with 80% of the selected projects hailing from the Arab world.Dfi CEO Fatma Al Remaihi highlighted the fact that 19 out of the 29 projects were directed by female film-makers.

“This year’s grants projects are even more special for the large representation of women directors as well as themes that focus on coming-of-age stories of central female characters,” she said.

“Stories of hope, self-discovery, women empowerment, tales of family life and of life in conflict zones are highlighted in the selections this Spring,” she added

It has been a high-profile Cannes this year for the Dfi grants programme which backed Un Certain
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More Than Half of Doha Film Institute New Grants Go To Women Arab Auteurs

More Than Half of Doha Film Institute New Grants Go To Women Arab Auteurs
The Doha Film Institute has announced the new batch of 29 film projects from 16 countries that will receive grants funding, which includes new works by France’s Sonia Kronlund, whose “Nothingwood” is screening in the Cannes Directors Fortnight, Tunisia’s Mohamed Ben Hattia (“Hedi”), Morocco’s Leila Kilani (“On the Edge”), and Palestine’s Annemarie Jacir (“When I Saw You”).

Significantly, more than half of the Dfi Spring grants are going to films helmed by women directors with a large portion of coming-of-age stories centered around female protagonists. Over 80% are the Arab world.

“It’s not deliberate in our part, but it’s fantastic to see how more [Arab] women are being empowered to do films than ever before,” commented Dfi CEO Fatma Al Remaihi.

Two of the projects, “A Man on Fire,” by Lebanon’s Ibrahim Harb, and “Days of Grace,” (pictured) by Bahrain’s Saleh Nass, germinated from the 2016 Dfi Producers Lab,
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HBO Preps 'Game of Thrones' Spin-Off Series With George R.R. Martin

HBO Preps 'Game of Thrones' Spin-Off Series With George R.R. Martin
HBO is developing four potential Game of Thrones spin-off series that will explore different time periods in George R.R. Martin's expansive Westeros universe. Writers Max Borenstein, Jane Goldman, Carly Wray and Oscar-winner Brian Helgeland have been tapped to work with Thrones author on developing new premises. 

"There is no set timetable for these projects," HBO said. "We'll take as much or as little time as the writers need and, as with all our development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in."

D.B. Weiss and David Benioff,
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Hugo Villa Appointed Director of Los Cabos Film Festival (Exclusive)

Hugo Villa Appointed Director of Los Cabos Film Festival (Exclusive)
Hugo Villa, a well-known and respected producer, line-producer and film commissioner, has been appointed director of Mexico’s Los Cabos Intl. Film Festival, one of Latin America’s youngest and fastest-growing festivals.

Also well known from his eight years he spent at Mexican Film Institute (Imcine) over 2005 to 2013, where he created the Mexican Film Commission, Villa will take up his position on May 15, and attend the Cannes Festival with Alejandra Paulin, who remains Los Cabos general co-ordinator. Maru Garzon also continues as programming director. Villa replaces Alonso Aguilar Castillo, who served as Los Cabos director from its 2013 edition.

“We’re pleased and enthusiastic about Hugo Villa’s taking the reins of the Festival. We regard him as the ideal person, in collaboration with his team which continues at the festival, to favor the continuation of the film event which is now reenforced and has consolidated in the past five years
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Dakota Fanning's Guide to Growing Up in Hollywood: On Acting, Aging and Leaving Child Stardom Behind

Dakota Fanning's Guide to Growing Up in Hollywood: On Acting, Aging and Leaving Child Stardom Behind
"I didn't stay quiet, I don't think," Dakota Fanning considers, before deadpanning far more certainly, "I don't think I've ever stayed quiet in my entire life." I've just asked Fanning, 23, if she went method for her latest film, the grueling Western drama, Brimstone. Not that it's particularly easy to picture the actress being the type of nightmare that mails her co-stars used condoms or refuses to break character while texting or whatever staying in character might inspire here, with Fanning playing an old-timey prostitute on the run from retribution. (Stabbing Guy Pearce because he took the last bag of Doritos at craft services?) More so, the question was whether the challenge of playing mute (her character's tongue is cut out as a result of a series of truly unfortunate events that play out in the film—out now) necessitated that Fanning remain silent on set. "Oh, no! No way!" she exclaims, letting out a high-pitched
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Film, TV Shoots in Mexico on the Rise

Film, TV Shoots in Mexico on the Rise
Zombies have overrun the Baja Studios in Baja California, Mexico, ever since the second season of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” made use of the four-water tank facility, once known as Fox Baja Studios. The third season of the hit series is now in production at the 51-acre oceanfront studio purpose-built by Twentieth Century Fox for James Cameron’s “Titanic.”

“It’s been an amazing experience,” said Pablo Cruz who, along with his partner Arturo Sampson, has been providing production services to the dystopian series, independently of his duties as co-head of Canana Films.

“A whole team of divers live in the town of Ensenada who know every corner of the diving tank,” said Cruz. “The town is home to trained bilingual pros in makeup, wardrobe, electrical etc., and they mainly do U.S. movies,” said Cruz, who’s also handling production services for Mediaset miniseries “Ultimo 5.”

Furthermore, the
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Dakota Fanning In "Jimmy Choo"

Sneak Peek new images of actress Dakota Fanning ("Effie Gray") for the Spring-Summer 2017 line of luxury shoe brand "Jimmy Choo":

Fanning's performance in the feature "I Am Sam" (2001) earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight, followed by roles as a child actress in "Man on Fire" (2004), "War of the Worlds" (2005) and "Charlotte's Web" (2006).

Fanning then began the transition to more adult roles including "Hounddog" (2007) and "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008). Her recent film roles have included "Coraline" (2009), "The Runaways" (2010), "The Motel Life" (2013) and "The Twilight Saga" (2009–12).

Her modeling work started in 2009 for various fashion magazines including "Elle", "Vanity Fair" and "Cosmopolitan".

Fanning'sa upcoming film work includes "The Bell Jar" (2017) as 'Esther Greenwood', directed by another former child star Kirsten Dunst, followed by "Ocean's Eight" (2018).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Dakota Fanning...
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Logan Review: Excellent Jackman plus Lots of Violence and Expletives End Wolverine Trilogy with Big Bang

'Logan' movie with Hugh Jackman as the mutant Wolverine: 20th Century Fox's gamble results in one of the best superhero movies. 'Logan' movie review: 'Wolverine' trilogy concluded 'in surprising and rewarding fashion' The trailer for Logan, the final film in the standalone Wolverine trilogy, is set to Johnny Cash's funereal cover of “Hurt,” the already-depressing song by Nine Inch Nails. If there was ever a warning that a superhero film was going to trudge down a grim path, that's as unsubtle an indication as you're gonna get. It's a warning worth heeding, though. Logan is a long, grave, and violent neo-Western; a Dark Knight of the soul that earns its R-rating before its first scene is complete. For audiences whose appetite for Marvel's vaguely juvenile destructo-thons has congealed into cultural obligation and drudgery, Logan is a welcome expansion of what a superhero saga can be. And even
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First look: Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce ignite 'Flammable Children'

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First look: Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce ignite 'Flammable Children'
Exclusive: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.

Screen can reveal the first look image of Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce in Stephan Elliott’s (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) comedy Flammable Children, which reunites the Australian duo on screen for the first time since they starred in hit TV series Neighbours in the late 1980’s.

Currently in post-production, the movie follows a teenager coming of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

Minogue and Pearce play eccentric parents catching up with the sexual revolution.

The film also stars Radha Mitchell (Man On Fire), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Asher Keddie (Wolverine) and Jeremy Sims (Idiot Box).

Produced by Al Clark (Chopper) and Jamie Hilton (The Little Death), crew includes production designer Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road), Oscar-winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner (Hacksaw Ridge) and hair and make-up
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First look: Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunited for 'Flammable Children'

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First look: Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunited for 'Flammable Children'
Exclusive: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.

Screen can reveal the first look image of Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce in Stephan Elliott’s (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) comedy Flammable Children, which reunites the Australian duo on screen for the first time since they starred in hit TV series Neighbours in the late 1980’s.

Currently in post-production, the movie follows a teenager coming of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

Minogue and Pearce play eccentric parents catching up with the sexual revolution.

The film also stars Radha Mitchell (Man On Fire), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Asher Keddie (Wolverine) and Jeremy Sims (Idiot Box).

Produced by Al Clark (Chopper) and Jamie Hilton (The Little Death), crew includes production designer Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road), Oscar-winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner (Hacksaw Ridge) and hair and make-up
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Wild West Gets Wicked in Official Trailer for Brimstone

It is definitely an exciting time as a film fan to see the Western genre back in a major way in all its forms (horror, thriller, drama). Brimstone, written and directed by Martin Koolhoven, premiered last September at Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), but now we all can get a glimpse at the film in its official trailer.

From the Press Release: Los Angeles – Oct. 20, 2016 – Momentum Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to the western/thriller Brimstone. The film, which first premiered in September at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews, is written and directed by Martin Koolhoven. It stars Dakota Fanning (Man on Fire), Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential), Kit Harrington (“Game of Thrones”), Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) and Emilia Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). Momentum Pictures will be releasing Brimstone in theaters and on VOD in March
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Dakota Fanning Joins Cast of TNT's Gilded Age Thriller The Alienist

Dakota Fanning Joins Cast of TNT's Gilded Age Thriller The Alienist
Dakota Fanning is growing up… and going back to the Gilded Age to solve some of New York City’s most brutal murders.

The former child actor has joined the cast of TNT’s upcoming period thriller The Alienist, the network announced Saturday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Based on Caleb Carr’s bestselling book series, The Alienist centers on three investigators working together to solve a series of murders in 1896 New York. Fanning will play Sara Howard, a young NYPD secretary who’s determined to become the department’s first female detective.

RelatedTNT Orders The Alienist Adaptation,
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Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Joins ‘Sicario’ Sequel, Signs With WME

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Joins ‘Sicario’ Sequel, Signs With WME
Exclusive: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, who recently signed with WME for agency representation, has been cast in Soldado, the follow-up to 2015’s Sicario that stars Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. Stefano Sollima is directing this lastest installment for Lionsgate and Black Label Media with a script from Taylor Sheridan. The sequel sees the return of Alejandro Gillick (Del Toro), the shadowy, Man on Fire-like protagonist, and CIA agent Matt Graver (Brolin), who in the first…
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‘Sicario’ Sequel ‘Soldado’ Adds Isabela Moner

‘Sicario’ Sequel ‘Soldado’ Adds Isabela Moner
Exclusive: Isabela Moner has joined Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Catherine Keener in Soldado, the Stefano Sollima-directed sequel to the 2015 film Sicario. Taylor Sheridan penned the screenplay for both installments. The follow-up focuses on Alejandro Gillick (Del Toro), the shadowy, Man on Fire-like protagonist and CIA agent Matt Graver (Brolin), who in the first film established themselves as hellbent on hunting down cartel kingpins, no matter what. Moner plays…
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