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Tom Hiddleston wrote an email to Joss Whedon and it's predictably charming

30 July 2014 3:25 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Beloved British person Tom Hiddleston has spent the last few years stealing movies from superheroes while playing trickster god/Tumblr boyfriend Loki. Although the character debuted in 2011’s Thor, he only really went Full Big Bad in 2012’s The Avengers, where he led a merry assault on the heroes of Earth and got to say the phrase “mewling quim.”

Hiddleston clearly sensed that the Avengers script was something special, writing Joss Whedon an effusive email after he read the screenplay for the first time. Business Insider published a copy of that email (excerpted from a biography of Whedon that hits »

- Darren Franich

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EW's Brave New Warriors Comic-Con panel: Stars share the complications of playing leading men

25 July 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

You have to be a pretty brave guy to battle a headless horsemen, or a bike gang, or Nazi Germany and the crazy crowds at Comic-Con. But on Friday afternoon at EW’s Brave New Warriors panel, hosted by our very own Darren Franich, actors Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Jon Bernthal (Fury), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) and Brenton Thwaites (The Giver) showed how tough it can be to be the tough guy in the spotlight. Here are the highlights:

• Highmore, Mison, and Thwaites are all playing characters with a storied history already documented in previous movies, »

- Jake Perlman

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eOne sets Bfg UK release

11 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl book set for summer 2016.

Entertainment One (eOne) has announced a July 22, 2016 release date in the UK for a new feature film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s classic The Bfg (the Big Friendly Giant), directed by Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg said: “It is fitting that the UK is the first international country to announce the date of The Bfg, a story that sprang from the imagination of this proud son from Wales. We at DreamWorks Studios hope our film will add to Roald Dahl’s prolific legacy of entertainment.”

The Bfg is the story of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the Bfg, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.

Spielberg will direct the new adaptation with Melissa Mathison, who last worked with him on Et, writing the script »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Bates Motel Sdcc 2014 Panel Announced

7 July 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hitchhikers beware: Norman Bates and his mother Norma Louise are leaving White Pine Bay, Oregon, and hitting the road for a brief vacation in San Diego. The Sdcc Bates Motel panel, returning for its second year at the convention, has just been announced, and it will include the lead actors from A&E’s Bates Motel, which was recently greenlit for a third season.

Taking place in Room 6A on Friday, July 25th from 3:30pm – 4:30pm, the Bates Motel panel will feature Emmy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Academy Award nominee for Up in the Air, The Departed), Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland), Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones) and Nestor Carbonell (LostThe Dark Knight Rises) as they join key figures from behind the camera, executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (NBC’s Friday Night Lights), as they engage in a “thought provoking panel discussion” about the show. »

- Derek Anderson

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West End Review – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

2 July 2014 1:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Steve Glass reviews Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on the West End…

Having been nestled quietly at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden for a year, Sam Mendes’ musical production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebrated its first birthday last Wednesday evening.

In a strange way Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has a difficult challenge to overcome. Not only is it so well known, probably moreso than any other of Roald Dahl’s stories, due to its two film adaptations, but it’s a story so clearly signposted and without any great conflict. On one side we have impoverished but noble-hearted Charlie Bucket, on the other a series of desperately annoying – but enormously entertaining – children and their parents, coming together to tour the chaotic personality testing-ground/minefield of Wonka’s factory, with the seemingly chaotic, but increasingly scrupulous Wonka at the helm.

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- Luke Owen

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Cinemagic kicks off 2014 edition

1 July 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Creatives behind The King’s Speech and Wallace and Gromit are in attendance for events and workshops at Cinemagic London (June 30-July 3).

The festival comprises an education programme, where young film-makers have the opportunity to learn from film and television professionals.

Workshops include a screening of Pitch Perfect as part of a case study on film classification with members of the British Board of Film Classification, as well as an in-depth look at the world of film and television visual effects hosted by professionals from Double Negative VFX.

Other sessions include a screening and Q&A with Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit director Merlin Crossingham, a behind-the-scenes look at the BAFTA Children’s Awards and a Q&A session with Julie Dawn Cole, who played Veruca Salt in the 1971 version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Along with the education programme, Cinemagic will also host a Talent Lab open to people aged 16-21. The »

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‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Celebrates One Year In London’s West End

1 July 2014 3:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sam Mendes’ superb production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a musical production that I’ve had the pleasure of seeing twice now. Since its debut on the West End stage exactly a year ago, the show has been packing in delighted audiences night after night. With a rotating young cast, who are simply superb, and near perfect accompaniment from Alex Jennings (Willy Wonka) and Barry James (Grandpa Joe), the show really is a must see if you’re in town with want of an unforgetable night out at the theatre.

I had the pleasure of joining in with the first birthday celebrations at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London  just the other night, and had the pleasure of attending the sugar-filled after party right afterwards. Take a look at some fantastic footage from the evening below, and also some interviews with the awesome cast.

Read our original review here. »

- Paul Heath

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Warner Bros. Expands Leavesden Studios as 'Tarzan' Begins Production

30 June 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just two years after opening, Warner Bros. has announced its plans to expand Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, building three new state-of-the-art stages and adding a further 100,000 square feet of office space. The Studio also revealed that its new Tarzan action adventure started shooting in the UK today and will film at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and on location.

The announcements were made ahead of a reception celebrating the Creative Industries, hosted by Pm David Cameron at No10 Downing Street and attended by Kevin Tsujihara, CEO, Warner Bros. and Josh Berger, President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK.

The expansion of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden will see the construction of three new sound stages comprising one 35,000 square-foot and two 17,000 square foot buildings, with 20,000 square feet of adjacent office space. Work is set to be completed by the end of 2014, bringing the studios' total number of sound stages to 13.

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- MovieWeb

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Warner Bros. to Expand Leavesden Studios as ‘Tarzan’ Starts Filming

30 June 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Two years after planting a flag in the U.K. with the opening of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Warner Bros. will expand its facilities there with three new sound stages and an additional 100,000 square feet of office space.

WB announced the expansion at the same 10 Downing Street event where the studio announced that helmer David Yates’ new take on “Tarzan” — starring Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz — began shooting today at Leavesden, joining Joe Wright’s “Pan,” which has been shooting there since late April.

Leavesden’s trio of new sound stages will consist of one 35,000 square foot building and two 17,000 square foot edifices, with along with adjacent office space. When the new spaces are completed at the end of this year, Leavesden’s tally of sound stages will rise to 13.

Two buildings that neighbor Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden have also been aquired, adding additional production space. »

- Gordon Cox

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Celebrate Halloween 2014 With The “Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton” Concert

2 June 2014 9:59 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice. You can hear them all live at the Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton concert.

The unique program with the Hollywood Studio Symphony and choir, conducted by John Mauceri, will take place at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday, October 31 at 8 pm and Honda Center on Sunday November 2.

Presale tickets available 10am to 10pm June 5th at Axs.com /Ticketmaster.com with the special code Elfman. Tickets go on sale for the general public June 6th.

The program includes newly created suites from all sixteen film collaborations of the legendary composer Danny Elfman and visionary director Tim Burton. Elfman himself will perform his songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” He was the singing voice of Jack Skellington in the 1993 classic film. The concert will be accompanied with large screen film clips, and the artwork of Tim Burton. »

- Michelle McCue

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Batman (1989) Concept Art: Alternate Batmobile & Batwing Designs

1 June 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Michael Keaton ("Herbie: Fully Loaded," "White Noise") stars as the legendary nocturnal crime-fighter. Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Jack Nicholson ("About Schmidt," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") is the Joker, Batman's maniacal arch-nemesis, and Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Kim Basinger ("L.A. Confidential," "9-1/2 Weeks") is Vicki Vale, the beautiful photojournalist with a passion for Batman's alter-ego, Bruce Wayne. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tim Burton ("Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"). Featuring songs by music legend Prince ("Purple Rain") and a score by Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee and Emmy-winner Danny Elfman ("Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"). Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time, who also added Batman and the Joker to its list of 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains. Batman »

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'Oscar Wilde's the Canterville Ghost' Poster; Voice Cast Announced

9 May 2014 2:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Content announced today that Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton (Maleficent, Vera Drake), Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Miranda Hart (Miranda, Call the Midwife), and Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hunger Games) have joined the voice cast of Kim Burden's Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost featuring two-time Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie (House) and Golden Globe nominee Stephen Fry (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). Giles New and Keiron Self are adapting the classic Oscar Wilde story. The animated film is produced by Robert Chandler and Gina Carter. Content will be handling worldwide sales starting at the Cannes market this month. Take a look at the first poster, then read on for more details.

Currently in pre-production, the animated comedy follows the story of Sir Simon de Canterville who has been haunting his ancestral home in rural England, »

- MovieWeb

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Imelda Staunton, Freddie Highmore, Miranda Hart, and Toby Jones Join Oscar Wilde’S The Canterville Ghost, Plus the Film’s First Poster

9 May 2014 2:34 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Nearly two years ago we reported that Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie would be reuniting for the animated Oscar Wilde adaptation, The Canterville Ghost.  Today, in addition to the announcement of the rest of the cast, we have the first poster for the film, which is currently in pre-production.  Joining the Kim Burdon-directed tale will be Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Miranda Hart (Call the Midwfie), and Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier).  Fry voices the title character, a deceased English noble whose ghost has successfully turned away every potential tenant over the last 300 years, but may have met his match with the American Otis family.  There are no details as to who the new cast members will be playing, but we should hear more once the picture starts to be shopped during the Cannes Film Festival. Hit the jump for more details and the »

- Dave Trumbore

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Imelda Staunton, Freddie Highmore, Miranda Hart Join Hugh Laurie & Stephen Fry In The Canterville Ghost

9 May 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Content announced today that Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton (Maleficent, Vera Drake), Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory), Miranda Hart (Miranda, Call The Midwife), and Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hunger Games) have joined the voice cast of Kim Burdon’s Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost featuring two-time Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie (House MD) and Golden Globe nominee Stephen Fry (The Hobbit Parts 2 and 3, Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows).

Giles New and Keiron Self are adapting the classic Oscar Wilde story. The animated film is produced by Robert Chandler and Gina Carter. Content will be handling worldwide sales starting at the Cannes market this month.

Currently in pre-production, the animated comedy follows the story of Sir Simon de Canterville who has been haunting his ancestral home in rural England, Canterville Chase, for over three hundred years. He has successfully scared off »

- Michelle McCue

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Freddie Highmore and Others Round Out Cast of Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost

9 May 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Originally published way back in 1887, Oscar Wilde's short story "The Canterville Ghost" is headed to the big screen once more, this time receiving an animated adaptation. Read on for the latest casting news!

From the Press Release

Content announced today that Academy Award® nominee Imelda Staunton (Maleficent, Vera Drake), Freddie Highmore ("Bates Motel," Charlie And The Chocolate Factory), Miranda Hart (Miranda, Call The Midwife), and Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hunger Games) have joined the voice cast of Kim Burdon's Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost featuring two-time Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie ("House MD") and Golden Globe nominee Stephen Fry (The Hobbit Parts 2 and 3, Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows).

Giles New and Keiron Self are adapting the classic Oscar Wilde story. The animated film is produced by Robert Chandler and Gina Carter. Content will be handling worldwide sales starting at the Cannes market this month. »

- John Squires

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Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost Reveals Full Voice Cast

9 May 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Content announced today that Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, Maleficent), Freddie Highmore ("Bates Motel," Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Miranda Hart (Miranda, "Call the Midwife"), and Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Solider, The Hunger Games) have joined the voice cast of Kim Burdon's Oscar Wilde.s The Canterville Ghost, featuring two-time Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie ("House") and Golden Globe nominee Stephen Fry (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). The animated film is produced by Robert Chandler and Gina Carter. »

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Staunton, Highmore join Canterville Ghost

9 May 2014 3:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Content to handle worldwide sales of the Oscar Wilde animated adaptation at Cannes.

Imelda Staunton, star of Vera Drake and the upcoming Maleficent, and has joined the voice cast of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost.

Other new cast include Freddie Highmore, star of Bates Motel and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; Call the Midwife star Miranda Hart; and Toby Jones, who lent his voice to a computer in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and voiced Dobby in the Harry Potter series.

The film, directed by Kim Burden, also features the voices of House star Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.

Giles New and Keiron Self are adapting the classic Oscar Wilde story.  The animated film is produced by Robert Chandler and Gina Carter.

Content will be handling worldwide sales starting at the Cannes market this week. 

Currently in pre-production, the animated comedy follows the story of Sir Simon de Canterville who has been haunting his ancestral home in »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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CAA Signs Songwriting Duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman

5 May 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the “Hairspray” composers whose musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is currently playing on the West End, have signed with CAA.

It’s the first time the pair have signed with a tenpercentary. Kraft-Engel Management will continue to rep Shaiman exclusively in film and TV and manage him in theater.

The duo scored a Tony, an Olivier and a Grammy for their songs to 2002 tuner “Hairspray,” which in 2007 was made into a hit film. The musical version of “Charlie,” produced by Warner Bros. Theater Venture, opened in London last year and seems likely to materialize on Broadway sometime in the coming seasons.

The two also penned the 2011 musical adaptation of  “Catch Me If You Can.”

For TV, the duo were songwriters and exec producers on NBC series “Smash,” and Shaiman nabbed an Emmy for co-writing Billy Crystal’s perfs for the Academy Awards. He’s »

- Gordon Cox

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CAA Signs Songwriting Duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman

5 May 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the “Hairspray” composers whose musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is currently playing on the West End, have signed with CAA.

It’s the first time the pair have signed with a tenpercentary. Kraft-Engel Management will continue to rep Shaiman exclusively in film and TV and manage him in theater.

The duo scored a Tony, an Olivier and a Grammy for their songs to 2002 tuner “Hairspray,” which in 2007 was made into a hit film. The musical version of “Charlie,” produced by Warner Bros. Theater Venture, opened in London last year and seems likely to materialize on Broadway sometime in the coming seasons.

The two also penned the 2011 musical adaptation of  “Catch Me If You Can.”

For TV, the duo were songwriters and exec producers on NBC series “Smash,” and Shaiman nabbed an Emmy for co-writing Billy Crystal’s perfs for the Academy Awards. He’s »

- Gordon Cox

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Spielberg's Next Movie for Kids Will Be a Giant

27 April 2014 9:18 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

When Steven Spielberg is attached to direct a movie, you know that it's something to look forward to. After all, with movies like Lincoln, Indiana Jones, and E.T. under his belt, it's obvious that he's made of some real raw talent.

Mr. Spielberg is no stranger to book adaptations, either (Jurassic Park anyone?) And it sounds like he found one of his next big projects in Roald Dahl's "Big Friendly Giant." This classic children's tale comes from the same author as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

The Big Friendly Giant, or "Bfg," follows the story of Sophie, a young girl who befriends a kind giant. She quickly finds out that a gang of evil giants, however, are planning to descend upon her land. So it's up to Sophie and her friend to protect England from the evil giants.

Fans of the book may have to wait just a smidge »

- dbethke@fanlala.com (Dave B.)

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