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Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Now Costs $125 Million, Netflix Won’t Confirm Theatrical Release

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Martin Scorsese is currently filming his upcoming gangster movie “The Irishman” in and around New York City with a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Ray Romano, but the answer as to whether or not audiences will get to see the film on the big screen still remains open-ended. Netflix is still refusing to confirm or deny “The Irishman” will be getting a theatrical release. “It’s premature to say anything at this point,” Netflix’s head of film publicity Julie Fontaine recently told Variety.

Read More:‘The Irishman’: 9 Things You Must Know About Martin Scorsese’s $100 Million ‘Goodfellas’ Reunion

Considering Scorsese is an outspoken proponent of theatrical exhibition, it’s surprising the streaming giant is refusing to confirm a theatrical release for the movie. Sources close to production say the negotiation between Scorsese’s team and Netflix resulted in a commitment from the
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The Moment Weinstein Accusers Ashley Judd and Mimi Haleyi Meet at Women’s Media Center Awards

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The Moment Weinstein Accusers Ashley Judd and Mimi Haleyi Meet at Women’s Media Center Awards
Ashley Judd was one of the first actresses to come forward and speak out about the alleged sexual harassment she received at the hands of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein — helping inspire over 50 women to do the same.

One of those women was former Weinstein production assistant Mimi Haleyi, who came face-to-face with Judd on Thursday in New York City at the Women’s Media Center Awards, where Judd was receiving the Truth to Power Award for coming forward with her story.

The moment was captured by People, with Haleyi expressing her gratitude toward Judd. “Thank you,” she told the 49-year-old star,
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New Harvey Weinstein Accuser Claims He Forced Himself on Her While She Was on Her Period

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New Harvey Weinstein Accuser Claims He Forced Himself on Her While She Was on Her Period
Another woman has come forward with graphic allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein.

Mimi Haleyi, a former production assistant, is claiming that Weinstein “orally forced himself” on her in 2006 when she was in her 20s. “He even pulled my tampon out; I was in disbelief,” she said during a press conference alongside her attorney, Gloria Allred, in New York City on Tuesday.

Reading from a detailed statement, Haleyi said she first met the disgraced mogul at the 2004 London premiere of The Aviator, and then ran into him again at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. After asking the producer for a job in New York,
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Mimi Haleyi, Former Production Assistant, Shares Graphic Harvey Weinstein Rape Story

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Mimi Haleyi, Former Production Assistant, Shares Graphic Harvey Weinstein Rape Story
Mimi Haleyi, a former production assistant who worked on an unnamed Weinstein Company production, has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. The woman joined attorney Gloria Allred at a New York City press conference on Tuesday, October 24 and revealed she had multiple interactions with Weinstein over the years. One meeting at Weinstein’s SoHo apartment allegedly ended with Weinstein performing forced oral sex on her while she was on her period. The assault reportedly happened in 2006, when Haleyi was in her twenties.

According to Haleyi, she first met Weinstein at the London premiere of “The Aviator” in 2004. Two years later, she ran into the studio mogul again at the Cannes Film Festival, where she asked Weinstein if there were any productions she could help assist on. She says he told her, “Why don’t you come and see me at my hotel and we’ll talk about it?” Haleyi went to Weinstein’s Cannes hotel room,
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Former Weinstein Production Assistant Shares Graphic Account of Sexual Assault

Former Weinstein Production Assistant Shares Graphic Account of Sexual Assault
Mimi Haleyi — who formerly worked as a production assistant on a Weinstein Company television series — is the latest woman to come forward with a sexual assault allegation against Harvey Weinstein, accusing the fallen mogul of forcing himself onto her in 2006, while she was on her period.

Along with her attorney Gloria Allred, Haleyi disclosed, on Tuesday afternoon at a New York City press conference, extremely graphic details of her multiple interactions with Weinstein.

Haleyi says she was first introduced to Weinstein at the European premiere of “The Aviator” in 2004. She was in her 20s, though she declined to reveal her exact age at the time. She later saw Weinstein, for the second time, at the Cannes Film Festival.

“At that time, I was planning to spend some time in New York, so I asked Harvey if I could help on any of his productions there. He said why don’t you see me at my hotel and we
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‘Wonderstruck’: How Costume Design Superstar Sandy Powell Boosted Todd Haynes’ Cinematic Tour de Force

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‘Wonderstruck’: How Costume Design Superstar Sandy Powell Boosted Todd Haynes’ Cinematic Tour de Force
After working on “Hugo” (based on Brian Selznick’s illustrated novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”), costume designer Sandy Powell became the first champion of his follow-up, “Wonderstruck.” In fact, Powell was so taken with his parallel adventures of two deaf children in 1927 and 1977 New York, that she encouraged him to write a screenplay and then gave it to Todd Haynes, who read it and agreed to direct.

“I thought it would make a wonderful movie, and, after Brian finished the script, I joked that I would have to produce it,” said the three-time Oscar-winning Powell (“The Young Victoria,” “The Aviator,” and “Shakespeare in Love”).

“I immediately thought of Todd. He’s so visual and he takes risks, and I was interested in his take on younger people driving the story,” added Powell, who previously worked with the director on “Carol,” “Far From Heaven,” and “Velvet Goldmine.”

A Tale of
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Kate Beckinsale on Harvey Weinstein: "He Couldn't Remember If He Had Assaulted Me or Not"

Kate Beckinsale on Harvey Weinstein:
Kate Beckinsale has shared an account of meeting Harvey Weinstein, after which "he couldn't remember if he had assaulted me or not."

The actress, who starred in The Weinstein Co. titles Serendipity and The Aviator, took to Instagram to recall when she met with the Hollywood producer at the Savoy Hotel when she was 17 years old. She assumed it would be a business discussion in a conference room, but she was then sent up to a hotel room, with Weinstein greeting her in his bathrobe.

"I was incredibly naive and young, and it did not cross my mind that...
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Academy Governors Debate Revoking Harvey Weinstein’s Membership — Exclusive

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Academy Governors Debate Revoking Harvey Weinstein’s Membership — Exclusive
Two Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences governors told me that Academy board members are discussing whether Harvey Weinstein should continue as a member. An impromptu board meeting is expected sometime this week. It’s worth noting that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors is now one-third female, with members who include Whoopi Goldberg, Kimberly Peirce, and Christina Kounelias.

This would be a stunning reversal: By the count of The Weinstein Company’s website, his companies earned 303 Oscar nominations and 75 wins over three decades. Harvey could be the butt of Oscar jokes, but historically was the second most-thanked person in acceptance speeches, after Steven Spielberg.

Read More:The Academy Board of Governors is Now 38% Female

Membership in the Academy is by invitation of the Board of Governors. It has the right to bestow and revoke memberships, but that’s rare. There are precedents for the Academy
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Academy Governors Debate Revoking Harvey Weinstein’s Membership — Exclusive

Academy Governors Debate Revoking Harvey Weinstein’s Membership — Exclusive
Two Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences governors told me that Academy board members are discussing whether Harvey Weinstein should continue as a member. An impromptu board meeting is expected sometime this week. It’s worth noting that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors is now one-third female, with members who include Whoopi Goldberg, Kimberly Peirce, and Christina Kounelias.

This would be a stunning reversal: By the count of The Weinstein Company’s website, his companies earned 303 Oscar nominations and 75 wins over three decades. Harvey could be the butt of Oscar jokes, but historically was the second most-thanked person in acceptance speeches, after Steven Spielberg.

Read More:The Academy Board of Governors is Now 38% Female

Membership in the Academy is by invitation of the Board of Governors. It has the right to bestow and revoke memberships, but that’s rare. There are precedents for the Academy
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Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo Slam Harvey Weinstein at ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Premiere: ‘It’s a Sickness’ (Exclusive)

Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo Slam Harvey Weinstein at ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Premiere: ‘It’s a Sickness’ (Exclusive)
Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Cate Blanchett and Mark Ruffalo weren’t afraid to speak out on Tuesday night at the premiere of their new Marvel film. The A-list actors previously released a statement and took to social media respectively to slam the alleged actions of the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as multiple women have come forward accusing him of sexual harassment and assault.

At the Los Angeles premiere, the pair once again got vocal when talking with Et’s Kevin Frazier about the allegations.

“Any male who's in a position of authority or power, you know, whether he be a film producer or the President of the United States who thinks it’s his prerogative to sexually intimidate or abuse women that they come into contact with, whether in the workplace or otherwise, they need to be held to account,” the 48-year-old actress told Et.

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Blanchett worked with the 65-year-old producer on several films including 2015’s
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Leonardo DiCaprio Responds to Sexual Assault Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein

Leonardo DiCaprio Responds to Sexual Assault Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein
Leonardo DiCaprio has weighed in on the shocking sexual assault allegations against the ex-mogul Harvey Weinstein with a statement of condemnation.

“There is no excuse for sexual harassment or sexual assault — no matter who you are and no matter what profession,” the actor said Tuesday on Facebook. “I applaud the strength and courage of the women who came forward and made their voices heard.”

DiCaprio has starred in several high-profile films that were distributed by Weinstein’s companies, including 2002’s “Gangs of New York,” 2004’s “The Aviator,” and 2012’s “Django Unchained.”

Earlier Tuesday, the New Yorker published a report detailing rape allegations against the mogul by three women, five days after the New York Times story detailing sexual harassment claims leveled against Weinstein, including Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan. The executive was fired on Oct. 8 by his own company.

The allegations have led to a massive condemnation of Weinstein by A-list stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, [link
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Cate Blanchett Responds to Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Scandal (Exclusive)

Cate Blanchett Responds to Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Scandal (Exclusive)
Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has come forth to make a statement on the bombshell sexual assault statements against Harvey Weinstein.

“Any man in a position of power or authority who thinks it’s his prerogative to threaten, intimidate or sexually assault any woman he encounters or works alongside needs to be called to account. It is never easy for a woman to come forward in such situations and I wholeheartedly support those who have,” Blanchett said.

Blanchett worked with the Weinstein Co. on films such as “Carol” and “The Aviator,” for which she won the best supporting actress Oscar. Earlier in her career, she starred in Miramax films such as “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “The Shipping News.”

She is currently appearing in “Thor: Ragnarok” and has “Where’d You Go Bernadette” coming out in 2018.

Harvey Weinstein was fired from the Weinstein Co. Sunday after a report in the New York Times revealed that he had made
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Snowman In St. Louis

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series) leads an all-star cast that includes Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), CHLOË Sevigny (American Horror Story), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo NESBØ’s global bestseller.

For Detective Harry Hole (Fassbender), the murder of a young woman on the first snow of the winter feels like anything but a routine homicide case in his district. From the start of the investigation, The Snowman has personally targeted him with taunts—ones that continue to accompany each new vicious murder.

Fearing an elusive serial killer long-thought dead may be active again, the detective enlists brilliant recruit Katrine Bratt (Ferguson), to help him connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new ones. Succeed, and they will
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Jennifer Lawrence, George Clooney and More Speak Out Against Harvey Weinstein's 'Indefensible' Actions

Jennifer Lawrence, George Clooney and More Speak Out Against Harvey Weinstein's 'Indefensible' Actions
Hollywood A-listers are breaking their silence in the wake of the allegations of sexual harassment against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

After Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, and other actresses released statements, Jennifer Lawrence and George Clooney are also speaking out.

“I was deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior,” Lawrence told Et in a statement. “I worked with Harvey five years ago and I did not experience any form of harassment personally, nor did I know about any of these allegations. This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting.”

The 27-year-old actress -- who won an Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, which was distributed by The Weinstein Company -- went on to express her support for those accusing Weinstein of inappropriate behavior, saying, “My heart goes out to all of the women affected by these gross actions. And I want to thank them for their bravery to come forward.”

Clooney also slammed
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese to reteam for Teddy Roosevelt biopic

It looks like Martin Scorsese will follow up his currently-in-production mob epic The Irishman by reuniting with Leonardo DiCaprio, although it may not be for the previously reported FBI tale Killers of the Flower Moon or the Dr. H.H. Holmes serial killer film The Devil in the White City.

According to Deadline, the duo are set to collaborate on a biopic of the 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, which was first set up way back in 2005. Originally it was to take its inspiration from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Edmund Morris book The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, with Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) penning the screenplay. However, this new take will instead be based on a script by Scott Bloom.

Roosevelt’s life including military honours, leading the legendary cavalry regiment the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, before moving into politics where he served as Governor of New York,
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Biopic Buzz: Leonardo DiCaprio is Teddy Roosevelt for Martin Scorsese; Julie Dash to Depict Rosa Parks Story

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Here's the latest on upcoming movies about famous and historical figures:   Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese re-team for Roosevelt Baby-faced actor Leonardo DiCaprio is currently the same age as Theodore Roosevelt when he became President of the United States following the McKinley assassination. Now the Oscar-winning actor is set to finally play the early 20th century leader in a movie helmed by Martin Scorsese, according to Deadline. DiCaprio has played famous people for the director before, most notably portraying Howard Hughes in The Aviator. More recently, he embodied another U.S. political figure as the lead in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar.  He also has tried to get a Teddy Roosevelt biopic going before, as he's reportedly very...

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Teaming Up Once Again for Teddy Roosevelt Biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Teaming Up Once Again for Teddy Roosevelt Biopic
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are once again chasing their dream of developing Roosevelt.

The Oscar-winning star is teaming up with his friend and frequent collaborator to create a biopic focused on the life America's 26th president, Teddy Roosevelt, according to multiplereports.

DiCaprio would star as the titan of American history while Scorsese would direct, based off a script penned by Scott Bloom. The pair are also set to produce the film with Paramount Pictures.

DiCaprio and Scorsese have reportedly been trying to develop Roosevelt for over a decade, but have run into numerous obstacles as the project lingered in limbo.

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This would be the third time DiCaprio has starred in a biopic for Scorsese, following The Aviator in 2004 and The Wolf of Wall Street in 2014 -- both of which earned DiCaprio and Scorsese Oscar nominations.

Together, they've
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Leonardo DiCaprio to reteam with Martin Scorsese again

Tony Sokol Sep 27, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio will speak softly and carry his big stick into Martin Scorsese’s upcoming biopic, Roosevelt.

Here's news of another role for Leonardo DiCaprio. The star of Gangs Of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, and The Wolf Of Wall Street, all of which he made with director Martin Scorsese, will be teaming again with the legendary director. DiCaprio will star as Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, in the biopic Roosevelt.

The screenplay was written by Scott Bloom. The movie is being produced by Paramount Pictures, along with DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson through their Appian Way banner, and Scorsese and Emma Koskoff through Sikelia, with Chuck Pacheco.

Roosevelt was president of the Us from 1901 to 1909. The 42-year old vice president took office after the assassination of President William McKinley, becoming the youngest president in American history.

Former New York Governor Roosevelt was a Navy veteran.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Set Teddy Roosevelt Drama at Paramount

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Set Teddy Roosevelt Drama at Paramount
For fans of Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, the future is looking incredibly bright. Deadline reports that Paramount is in development on a Teddy Roosevelt drama which will be a star vehicle for DiCaprio, with Scorsese attached to direct. The project marks the third movie the duo has in development, following adaptations of the crime thrillers “The Devil In The White City” and “Killers of The Flower Moon.” Scott Bloom has been set to write the drama, with DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson producing through their Appian Way banner.

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The project is in the early stages of development, so there’s no word on what part of Roosevelt’s life the movie will tackle. Material that could certainly be mined for a film could be his years as a Rough Rider during the Spanish-American War, as well as
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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities
Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.”

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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