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Representing eight of the 10 films nominated for Original and Adapted Screenplay at this year's Oscars, there's a very good chance that at least one of the nine screenwriters on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's "It Starts with the Script" panel will be on stage at the Kodak Theatre later this month. This is always my favorite panel of the year, where we get to hear from the year’s most lauded and gifted screenwriters. This year's was the biggest group ever: Writer-directors Pete Docter ("Inside Out") and Charlie Kaufman ("Anomalisa") are both nominated for Best Animated Feature. Novelist-turned-screenwriter Alex Garland ("28 Days Later," "Sunshine") made his directing debut on sci-fi breakout "Ex Machina," starring Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac. Irish-born novelist Emma Donaghue decided to adapt her bestseller "Room" and then find a director; »
- Anne Thompson
Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor are on board to co-star. Scott Derrickson is directing the comic-book movie from a script by Jon Spaihts. Marvel’s Kevin Feige will produce.
Cumberbatch will play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics artist Steve Ditko created the character in 1963. Swinton will play Strange’s mentor, the Ancient One, while Ejiofor will appear as Baron Mordo, who also studies magic under the Ancient One in the comic-books, before becoming Doctor Strange’s nemesis.
Wong will play Wong, the sidekick to Cumberbatch’s superhero. Wong has several abilities that include performing healing duties, assisting in occult matters, is knowledgeable in martial »
- Justin Kroll
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