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Ang Lee Picks Newcomer Joe Alwyn for TriStar’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

25 February 2015 5:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee appears to have found his next young star. According to sources, the “Life of Pi” director has tapped newcomer Joe Alwyn to star in TriStar’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”

No official offer has been made, but sources indicate that Alwyn is the director’s choice for the Iraq war drama.

Based on the Ben Fountain novel, “Billy Lynn” will be co-financed by Jeff Robinov’s Fosun-backed Studio 8, together with Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group.

Sony Pictures is handling worldwide distribution except for China, where Bona Film will release the film.

In the fictional story, Bravo Company and 19-year-old private Billy Lynn survive a harrowing Iraq battle that is captured by news cameras. They are brought home by the U.S. administration for a promotional tour, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game, all while facing an imminent return to the war. »

- Justin Kroll

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Eat Drink Man Woman | Blu-ray Review

24 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

With twelve features to his name, two of those winning him Best Director Academy Awards (Brokeback Mountain; Life of Pi), Ang Lee has become one of the most notable auteurs to achieve success within the studio system. While his 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility began a successful career in English language filmmaking, the Taiwanese director had already received two Oscar nods for Best Foreign Language film. Those include 1993’s The Wedding Banquet, premiering in Berlin, and 1994’s Eat Drink Man Woman, now available for the first time on Blu-ray, though it hasn’t enjoyed the same lasting reputation. After the film, Lee wouldn’t return to working in Mandarin until six years later (2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), so it represents a certain jumping off point for the director.

Food and sex are base human desires that cannot be ignored, or so Mr. Chu (Sihung Lung) remarks, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Oscars: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' wins Best Production Design

22 February 2015 7:22 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

As 28 of our 29 Oscars Experts predicted, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won Best Production Design on Sunday night. It had previously won Best Period Design at the Art Directors Guild Awards, in addition to taking Production Design honors at the BAFTAs and Critics' Choice Awards. -Break- It's the first win and second straight nomination for production designer Adam Stockhausen, who earned a bid last year for "12 Years a Slave," losing to Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby." It was also the first win for set decorator Anna Pinnock, who earned previous bids for "Gosford Park" (2001), "The Golden Compass" (2007), and "Life of Pi" (2012) and had a second nomination this year, for "Into the Woods." The film was the overwhelming 1/10 favorite with 28 Experts backing it: Thelma Adams (ZEALnyc), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Kyle Buchanan (Vulture), Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Scott Feinbe...' »

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'Interstellar' against 'Apes' and a parade of Marvel movies for Visual Effects Oscar

21 February 2015 4:01 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Since 2008, the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects has gone to a Best Picture contender: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), "Avatar" (2009), "Inception" (2010), "Hugo" (2011), "Life of Pi" (2012) and "Gravity" (2013). This year, that stat holds no water, since none of this year's nominees are also up for the top prize. The Visual Effects Society went for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in a big way, and since 2002 at least one of their winners has gone on to repeat at the Oscars 10 times (among their categories, the Ves recognizes achievements in Visual Effects-Driven Features, Supporting Visual Effects, and Animated Character in live-action features): Hans Zimmer on collaborating with Christopher Nolan on 'Interstellar' and 'Dark Knight' trilogy (Video) -Break- 2002: "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (Visual Effects-Driven, Animated Charact...' »

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Best Director: Richard Linklater vs. Alejandro G. Iñárritu for Oscar is just too close to call

19 February 2015 6:07 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

How many greats have found themselves on the short end of Oscar glory after being nominated for Best Director? Frankly, some of the greatest filmmakers of all-time: David Fincher, Gus Van Sant, Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, Pedro Almodóvar, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Terrence Malick, Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman and Mike Leigh, among others. We're personally hoping that eventually "Birdman's" Alejandro G. Iñárritu, "Boyhood's" Richard Linklater and "The Grand Budapest Hotel's" Wes Anderson make it off that list, but only one will join the winner's club Sunday night. Last year the Academy faced a similar quandary between the incredible work of Alfonso Cuarón ("Gravity") and Steve McQueen ("12 Years A Slave"). Eventually, Cuarón distanced himself from his contemporary and his win was "expected." That's truly not the case this season.   Linklater has earned raves for his 12-year journey making "Boyhood" since it debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival over a year ago. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Four Different Directors Could All Win Oscars Sunday

19 February 2015 7:43 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald 

Managing Editor

Four different directors whose films are nominated for best picture could all win Oscars at Sunday’s ceremony.

Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater, are frontrunners in the best picture race. Both directors are nominated as co-producers on their respective films and both are also nominated for best director. If Inarritu wins for best picture and Linklater wins for best director (or vice versa), it would be the 24th time in Oscar history where best picture and best director have split.

Wes Anderson, director of The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Damien Chazelle, director of Whiplash, are nominated for original screenplay and adapted screenplay, respectively. Anderson co-produced The Grand Budapest Hotel.

If Anderson and Chazelle win for their screenplays (and Linklater and Inarritu win), it would be the second year in a row where three or more directors won at the same awards ceremony. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Irrfan Khan And Omar Sy Join Hanks & Howard For ‘Inferno’

18 February 2015 12:59 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’d already announced that Tom Hanks and Ron Howard would reunite for another Dan Brown adaptation last summer with Inferno and now they’ve added more big names to the dramatic cast and we’ve got the first promotional shots below.

With a screenplay by David Koepp, based on the book by Dan Brown, the film is set for release on October 14th, 2016 and begins principal photography at the end of April. Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist’s adventures on screen: when Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s “Inferno.”

With Felicity Jones previously confirmed as Dr. Sienna Brooks, they’ve added Irrfan Khan, best known for his roles in Slumdog Millionaire and Life Of Pi, who »

- Dan Bullock

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Irrfan Khan & Omar Sy Join Tom Hanks & Felicity Jones In Ron Howard’s ‘Inferno’

18 February 2015 6:38 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Columbia Pictures’ Robert Langdon series — featuring the $1.2 billion collective earning of “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons”— is a go again, with director/producer Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer at the helm. In the latest installment, “Inferno," Tom Hanks is back to star, and some new players are joining him. Written by David Koepp (“Mortdecai”), and based on the book by Dan Brown, it will begin principal photography at the end of April. Newly announced members of the cast include Irrfan Khan (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “Life of Pi,” and “The Lunchbox”) who takes the role of Harry Sims, also known as The Provost. French actor Omar Sy (“The Intouchables,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Jurassic World”) will play Christoph Bruder. And perhaps most excitingly is Sidse Babett Knudsen of "Borgen" and "The Duke Of Burgundy" fame taking the part of Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organization. »

- Edward Davis

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Tom Hanks' Da Vinci Code 3 Announces Cast

18 February 2015 3:24 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Columbia Pictures officially announced the full cast of its upcoming "Inferno" film, which is the third installment in the "Da Vinci Code" franchise, which stars Tom Hanks as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. In the new movie, Hanks will reprise his role and he'll be joined by Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) as Dr. Sienna Brooks, Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi) as Harry Sims/Provost, Omar Sy (The Intouchables) as Christoph Bruder and Sidse Babatt Knudsen ("Borgen") as Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Heath Organization. Ron Howard will return to direct. "For this film, I wanted Tom Hanks to be surrounded by an international cast of actors whose energy will underscore Robert Langdon's life-or-death peril, the high-stakes action he takes, and the global threat that he's trying to prevent," he explained. "Felicity, Irrfan, Omar, and Sidse have all broken through with recognition here in America as well »

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The Da Vinci Code sequel Inferno reveals cast

18 February 2015 2:19 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The cast for Inferno, the latest movie in Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series, has been revealed.

The previously-rumoured Felicity Jones has been confirmed for the role of Dr Sienna Brooks, while Life of Pi actor Irrfan Khan will play Harry Sims (also known as The Provost).

Joining them will be Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Christoph Bruder and Borgen's Sidse Babett Knudsen as Dr Elizabeth Sinskey, head of the World Health Organisation.

Tom Hanks will reprise his role as Langdon, with Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons director Ron Howard back behind the camera.

Howard said: "For this film, I wanted Tom Hanks to be surrounded by an international cast of actors whose energy will underscore Robert Langdon's life-or-death peril, the high-stakes action he takes, and the global threat that he's trying to prevent.

"Felicity, Irrfan, Omar, and Sidse have all broken through with recognition »

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Dan Brown's Inferno: cast confirmed for movie version

17 February 2015 11:28 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tom Hanks is to be joined by Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy and more for the adaptation of Dan Brown's Inferno...

As if there was any doubt, the movie adaptation of Dan Brown's Inferno is now moving ahead, with principal photography on the film set to commence in April.

The film will see Tom Hanks reprising the role of Robert Langdon for the third time - following The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, neither of which were much cop - with Ron Howard again directing.

David Koepp has written the screenplay for this one, and we've also got some confirmed casting for Inferno as well.

As had been previously reported, Felicity Jones (Oscar nominated for her work in The Theory Of Everything) is on board, and she's going to be playing Dr Sienna Brooks. Irrfan Khan meanwhile - who has Life Of Pi and Jurassic World »

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Cast Set To Join Tom Hanks In "Inferno"

17 February 2015 9:18 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced the supporting cast set to join Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon in Ron Howard's "Inferno" which begins filming at the end of April.

This marks the third film adaptation of a novel by Dan Brown to feature Hanks as Langdon, Howard as director and Brian Grazer as producer following their collaborations on "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons".

In this entry, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories, to prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante's famed poem "Inferno".

Oscar nominee Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything") has been cast as Dr. Sienna Brooks, Irrfan Khan ("Life of Pi," "Slumdog Millionaire") has been cast as Harry Sims (aka. The Provost), Omar Sy ("X-Men: Days of Future Past, »

- Garth Franklin

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Predicting The 87th Annual Academy Awards

17 February 2015 5:10 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With the Oscars just around the corner, it’s time to lay down my predictions for all 24 categories. While, as usual, most categories seem like a pretty solid lock, there’s always the possibility of a surprise or two, so let’s get right to it.

Best Animated Short Film

The Bigger PictureDaisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees

The Dam KeeperRobert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

FeastPatrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

Me and My MoultonTorill Kove

A Single LifeJoris Oprins

Best Live Action Short Film

AyaOded Binnun and Mihal Brezis

Boogaloo and GrahamMichael Lennox and Ronan Blaney

“Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)” Hu Wei and Julien Féret

ParvanehTalkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger

The Phone CallMat Kirkby and James Lucas

Best Documentary Short Subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry

JoannaAneta Kopacz

“Our Curse” Tomasz Sliwinski »

- Jeff Beck

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Ron Howard Directing Tom Hanks As Robert Langdon in Inferno

17 February 2015 3:23 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Director/producer Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have cast an energetic company of some of the world’s most talented and interesting rising international stars to join Tom Hanks in Inferno, the new film in Columbia Pictures‘ Robert Langdon series, which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date.

The Imagine Entertainment production, which has a screenplay by David Koepp based on the book by Dan Brown, is slated for release on October 14, 2016 and will begin principal photography at the end of April.

I’m excited to exclusively announce the cast of #InfernoMovie! Check them out here: http://t.co/sx6gTueRe2

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) February 17, 2015

The project’s executive producers are Dan Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David Householter.

Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist’s adventures on screen: when Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a »

- Michelle McCue

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Irrfan Khan & Omar Sy Joining Tom Hanks for Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

17 February 2015 3:12 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Back in December, the lovely Oscar-nominated Felicity Jones was revealed to join Tom Hanks for Inferno, an adaptation of another Dan Brown-penned adventure featuring symbologist Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Now the rest of the supporting cast has been filled out with an array of international actors as Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have just revealed that Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Lunchbox), Omar Sy (The Intouchables, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Sidse Babett Knudsen ("Borgen") have all taken roles with more other stars from around the world in talks. Read on! In case you're not familiar with these names, here's the images to accompany the announcement: No specifics were mentioned as to the other actors who might join the film, but we'll find out soon enough. As you can see from the images, Khan is playing Harry Sims, also known as The Provost, »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Da Vinci Code' Sequel 'Inferno' Announces Main Cast

17 February 2015 2:15 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director/producer Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have cast an energetic company of some of the world's most talented and interesting rising international stars to join Tom Hanks in Inferno, the new film in Columbia Pictures' Robert Langdon series, which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date. The Imagine Entertainment production, which has a screenplay by David Koepp based on the book by Dan Brown, is slated for release on October 14, 2016 and will begin principal photography at the end of April.

The project's executive producers are Dan Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David B. Householter. Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist's adventures on screen: when Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante's Inferno.

Felicity Jones, »

- MovieWeb

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Omar Sy and Irrfan Khan Join Tom Hanks in Sony’s ‘Inferno’

17 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Omar Sy, “Life of Pi” thesp Irrfan Khan and Sidse Babett Knudsen are set to join Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in “Inferno,” the next installment in Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series for Sony.

Ron Howard is returning as director, producing with Brian Grazer through their Imagine Entertainment banner.

In this latest installment, Langdon finds himself in a hospital room in Venice as well as the target of a manhunt. With the help of Sienna, a nurse, and his knowledge of symbology, he will try to escape while they have to solve the most intricate riddle Langdon has ever faced.

David Koepp adapted the script. The pic is set to bow on Oct. 14, 2016.

“We’re thrilled to be making a third Robert Langdon film with Ron, Tom and Brian,” said Doug Belgrad, president of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. “’Inferno’ will deliver all of the excitement, intrigue and »

- Justin Kroll

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‘X-Men,’ ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Borgen’ Stars Join Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones in Ron Howard’s ‘Inferno’

17 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

French actor Omar Sy (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Indian superstar Irrfan Khan (“Life of Pi”) and Danish actress Sidse Babett Knudsen (“Borgen”) will join two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks and current Oscar nominee Felicity Jones in Ron Howard‘s latest Dan Brown adaptation “Inferno,” TheWrap has learned. Howard and Brian Grazer will produce through their Imagine Entertainment banner, while author Brown will executive produce with Imagine’s Anna Culp, Bill Connor and David Householter. Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for Columbia Pictures. Production starts at the end of April. David Koepp wrote the script based on Brown’s. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Former Rhythm & Hues Directors, Officers Sued for ‘Recklessly and Blatantly’ Violating Duties

16 February 2015 3:39 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Multiple former officers and directors at Rhythm & Hues, the visual effects and animation company behind “Life of Pi,” are being sued for making reckless business decisions and questionable investment and real estate transactions. The complaint that was filed on Friday at a bankruptcy court in Los Angeles included John Hughes, Pauline Ts’o, Keith Goldfarb, Lee Berger, Prashant Buyyala, Raymond Feeney and David Weinberg as defendants, along with Ccc Diagnostics LLC, Rhythm & Hues Sdn. Bhd and 2100 Grand LLC. See photos: Hollywood’s Most Outrageous Lawsuits (Photos) It alleges that the reason why Rhythm & Hues filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2014 — 11 days before winning. »

- Debbie Emery

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Best Visual Effects: Can 'Interstellar' hold off charging 'Apes' and 'Guardians?'

16 February 2015 1:39 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On one hand, the Best Visual Effects Oscar has felt like it should go ahead and be engraved since before the season really took off. On the other, the frontrunner from afar crashed on the rocks of some divisive critical opinion in November, leaving some question as to how things might actually shake out. Let's take a look… It seems more than apparent that Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and Fox's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" won't be going any farther than the nominations stage, and that's fine. Both teams probably consider themselves lucky to have pushed into the field, particularly the "Captain America" crew after the first film's dazzling "Skinny Steve Rogers" work failed to find a spot. So this is really a race between three films. "Guardians of the Galaxy" is a popular pick for those who think the prestige player in the bunch will »

- Kristopher Tapley

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