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Jon Hamm Plans High Wire Act

6 May 2015 5:52 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

If you’re a sales company headed to the Cannes film market with a movie to push, it helps if you can put together a package including a couple of name actors and a director with some traction. Good Universe thinks it might be on to a winner with High Wire Act, a new action thriller that boasts Jon Hamm attached to the lead and The Call’s Brad Anderson directing.And, as a bonus, the script comes from Michael Clayton’s Tony Gilroy, once more bubbling up a politically infused tale of deception and danger. In this case, Hamm will be a former Us diplomat in 1980s Beirut who saw his family killed by a violent group. Now the same people are threatening one of his colleagues, and he’ll have to be the one to save them. There’s no schedule for the film to start shooting yet. »

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Time Machine: Pregnant Portman in Purple on the Oscars' Red Carpet

6 May 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Natalie Portman and husband-to-be Benjamin Millepied on the Red Carpet Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied at the Oscars Best Actress winner Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied (at the time, Portman's husband-to-be)* arrive at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Portman took home the Oscar for her performance as a mentally unstable ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's psychological drama Black Swan. An international box office hit, Black Swan was also a Best Picture nominee, ultimately losing the Oscar to Tom Hooper's The King's Speech. Besides Natalie Portman and dancer-choreographer Benjamin Millepied, also in the Black Swan cast are Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Barbara Hershey, and Vincent Cassel. Portman's fellow Best Actress contenders were: Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right. Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine. Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole. Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone. Natalie Portman had been previously nominated in »

- D. Zhea

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Jon Hamm Will Traverse High Wire Act For Tony Gilroy

6 May 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Mad Men‘s final episodes upon us, the show’s star is looking up for his next film gig and now, he seems to have found it. Jon Hamm has signed on to star in High Wire Act, a political thriller written by Bourne Identity scribe Tony Gilroy.

Brad Anderson, the in-demand helmer behind TranssiberianThe Call and last year’s Stonehearst Asylum, will take the reins on the pic, which is set in the tumultuous political climate of Beirut circa 1980. Gilroy, of course, wrote the scripts for all entries of the Bourne franchise as well as Michael ClaytonDuplicity and State of Play (the first two of which he also directed).

As per Deadline, Hamm is set to star as a former U.S. diplomat who must handle a case that requires the utmost professionalism but simultaneously conjures up personal demons: the kidnapping of a colleague by the »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Jon Hamm Starring in Tony Gilroy’s ‘High Wire Act’

6 May 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jon Hamm has signed on to star in Tony Gilroy’s political action thriller “High Wire Act,” with Brad Anderson directing for Ted Field’s Radar Pictures.

Field, Gilroy and Mike Weber are producing. Good Universe is handling international sales.

“I’m thrilled the way the project’s come together,” Anderson said. “Jon Hamm was made to play the part.”

The story is set in Beirut in the 1980s. Hamm will portray a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a former colleague from the group possibly responsible for his own family’s death.

Hamm has been active in movies during the seven-season run of “Mad Men,” which concludes May 17. He’s appeared in “The Town,” “Bridesmaids” and “Million Dollar Arm” and will be seen next year in Fox’s “Keeping Up with the Joneses.”

Anderson’s previous films include “The Machinist,” “Transsiberian” and “The Call” with Halle Berry. »

- Dave McNary

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Jon Hamm Joins Tony Gilroy’s Political Thriller ‘High Wire Act’

6 May 2015 9:11 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jon Hamm has signed on to star in Tony Gilroy‘s political thriller “High Wire Act,” production company Radar Pictures announced on Wednesday. Brad Anderson (“The Machinist”) is directing the film in which Hamm (“Mad Men”) will play a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service in the 1980s to save a former colleague from the group possibly responsible for his own family’s death. Gilroy (“Michael Clayton”), who wrote the screenplay, is producing with Ted Field and Mike Weber. Good Universe is handling international sales. See video: Jon Hamm Lost a '90s Game Show, Fabulously »

- Greg Gilman

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Celina Jade To Star in ‘April Flowers’ (Exclusive)

29 April 2015 5:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chinese-American actress Celina Jade will star in “April Flowers,” a U.S. indie drama that shoots from next month in New York. The film is directed by Christopher Tedrick and co-stars Jon Fletcher (CW’s “The Messenger”).

Jade plays and idealist whose dreams are fading away until she discovers an anonymous journal while on her daily commute. The personal accounts renew her faith in humanity. She sets out on a mission to return but fears that she may compromise the real relationships in her life. Tedrick directs from his own 2012 AMPAS Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist script.

April Flowers” is a co-venture among Myopia Pictures, Mozzlestead and Polyphony Creative. The project’s executive producers are John Dillon, Montserrat Mendez, Phil Newsom and Lanie Zipoy.

Hong Kong-born Jade is currently starring as Shado in CW’s series “Arrow,” which is currently in its third season. She recently starred opposite Asian action star Tony Jaa »

- Patrick Frater

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Hilary Swank, Tom Wilkinson to star in David Hare drama

27 April 2015 1:26 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: David Hare writes courtroom drama about Holocaust denier David Irving

Oscar-winner Hilary Swank and Oscar-nominee Tom Wilkinson are attached to star in courtroom drama Denial, about Holocaust denier David Irving.

Acclaimed UK playwright and screenwriter David Hare (The Reader, The Hours) has adapted Deborah E. Lipstadt’s book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier.

It follows Lipstadt’s legal battle against British revisionist historian and Nazi apologist David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier.

Million Dollar Baby protagonist Swank is set to play Lipstadt while Michael Clayton star Wilkinson will play a barrister. The production is in the process of casting Irving.

The film marks Hare’s first feature script since 2008 drama The Reader, for which he was Oscar-nominated.

Mick Jackson (Temple Grandin, The Bodyguard) is on board to direct the buzzed-about feature, which will be produced by Gary Foster (Sleepless in Seattle) and Russ Krasnoff »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Swank, Wilkinson to star in David Hare drama

27 April 2015 1:26 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: David Hare writes courtroom drama about Holocaust denier David Irving

Oscar-winner Hilary Swank and Oscar-nominee Tom Wilkinson are attached to star in courtroom drama Denial, about Holocaust denier David Irving.

Acclaimed UK playwright and screenwriter David Hare (The Reader, The Hours) has adapted Deborah E. Lipstadt’s book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier.

It follows Lipstadt’s legal battle against British revisionist historian and Nazi apologist David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier.

Million Dollar Baby protagonist Swank is set to play Lipstadt opposite Michael Clayton star Wilkinson, who will portray Irving.

The film marks Hare’s first feature script since 2008 drama The Reader, for which he was Oscar-nominated.

Mick Jackson (Temple Grandin, The Bodyguard) is on board to direct the buzzed-about feature, which will be produced by Gary Foster (Sleepless in Seattle) and Russ Krasnoff (The Soloist) under their Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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A Brief (Pun Intended) History of Lawyers in the Movies

13 April 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933’s Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Gregory Peck’s Atticus Finch became the boilerplate for the Noble Movie Lawyer in this iconic, 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee’s award-winning novel. Atticus Finch, a small town attorney in the Depression-era South, must defend a black man (Brock Peters) falsely accused of raping a white woman, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Inherent Vice Blu-Ray Details Revealed

13 March 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Paul Thomas Anderson's weird and wild noir adventure, Inherent Vice, is making it's way to blu-ray in April, and Warner Bros. has revealed all the details on when you can pick it up, and what to expect on the disc.  Come inside for all the details! 

Chill out and get groovy when “Inherent Vice” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on April 28 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. With an ensemble cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers, rockers, and more, “Inherent Vice” is the seventh feature from Oscar® nominee Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel.

Inherent Vice” stars Oscar® nominees Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master,” “Walk the Line”), Josh Brolin (“True Grit,” “No Country For Old Men”), Owen Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Midnight in Paris”), Katherine Waterston (“Michael Clayton,” TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Oscar® winners Reese Witherspoon »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma on Blu-ray Combo Pack May 5, 2015

10 March 2015 1:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Hailed as “extraordinary” (David Denby, The New Yorker), “deeply moving” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “a triumph” (A.O. Scott, New York Times), director Ava DuVernay’s powerful drama Selma debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 5, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD April 21, 2015.

Embraced by critics and audiences alike, Selma was named one of the best films of the year by New York Times,New York Post, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Hollywood Reporter and many more. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and won the Oscar for Best Original Song for John Legend and Common’s compelling tribute “Glory.”

Director Ava DuVernay delivers the “definitive depiction of the 1960s American civil rights movement” (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) with the incredible story of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. »

- Michelle McCue

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What to Watch This Week: Unfinished Business, Chappie

6 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Director Neill Blomkamp’s next big project will be to reunite Sigourney Weaver with the character that made her a legend: Ellen Ripley.

Before Alien gets another sequel, Blomkamp and Weaver must prove themselves to the sci-fi audience this weekend – with a little help from Hugh Jackman – in the robot actioner, Chappie.

Also on tap this weekend? Unfinished Business.

It may sound like drama about ghosts and the humans who continue pining after them – Ghost 2, anyone? – but no, that’s not at all what this weekend’s Vince Vaughn film is all about.

In the non-paranormal workplace comedy, Vaughn trades in his regular comedy collaborators, Owen Wilson andBen Stiller, for new blood: 21 Jump Street’s Dave Franco and… Tom Wilkinson? From Michael Clayton? Wait, what?

Get the scoop on what Unfinished Business and Chappie are all about below!

Unfinished Business

A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel »

- Cineplex Entertainment

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Nicolas Cage Joins Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

23 February 2015 3:50 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Nicolas Cage has joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s Snowden in the role of a former U.S. Intelligence official.  Cage joins a cast that includes, as previously revealed exclusively by Deadline, Joseph Gorden-Levitt in the title role of whistleblower Edward Snowden, Also in the cast is Shailene Woodley (Divergent), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek: Into Darkness), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), Joely Richardson (The Girl with… »

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Interview: Dan Gilroy Talks 'Nightcrawler,' The Death Of The Mid-Sized Film, 'Bourne Legacy' And More

12 February 2015 9:05 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Fans of challenging, pitch-black filmmaking were rewarded last year by the dazzling "Nightcrawler," a film that saw nice guy Jake Gyllenhaal take up a cheap digital camcorder and chase around car accidents and hijackings in the twilight of Los Angeles as a heat-seeking freelance journalist. It was undoubtedly one of the more original, energetic cinematic confections of the past year, and if you missed it, you're getting your chance to catch up, since it is making its debut on home video this week. To mark the occasion, we recently chatted with Dan Gilroy, who made his feature directorial debut with "Nightcrawler" after years of being one of Hollywood's most in-demand screenwriters. We asked him about comments that his brother, writer/director Tony Gilroy (who made "Michael Clayton," "Duplicity" and "The Bourne Legacy") has made about the mid-sized movie being eradicated from Hollywood, quizzed him on the status of the »

- Drew Taylor

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Giveaway – Win A Copy of Nightcrawler

6 February 2015 8:30 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From the screenwriter of The Bourne Legacy and the producer of Michael Clayton, Nightcrawler is a gut-wrenching, first-person account of life on the streets of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch,Zodiac) stars as Lou Bloom, a freelance cameraman addicted to the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism.

Nightcrawler is available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD with UltraViolet™ on February 10, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film is available on Digital HD now.

Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou (Gyllenhaal) muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling – where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo (Thor, Yours Mine & Ours) as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to »

- Movie Geeks

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Berlin: The Match Factory Picks Up Alex Ross Perry’s ‘Queen of Earth’ (Exclusive)

5 February 2015 10:06 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Match Factory has picked up Alex Ross Perry’s “Queen of Earth,” which premieres in Berlinale Forum.

The film stars Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,” “Inherent Vice,” “Michael Clayton”) and Elisabeth Moss, who appeared in the director’s previous film, “Listen Up Philip.”

“Queen of Earth” centers on best friends Catherine and Virginia, who escape to the lakeside cabin of Virginia’s parents while they hash out their issues.

Joe Swanberg of Forager Film Co. and Christos V. Konstantakopoulos of Faliro House Prods. produced the film.

The Match Factory also handled “Listen Up Philip.” Michael Weber, managing director of the Match Factory, said: “We are very happy to work again with Alex Ross Perry on such a promising film like ‘Queen of Earth.’ Alex’s unique way of storytelling and original style make us proud to represent his new film.”

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- Leo Barraclough and John Hopewell

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Tech Support: Final predictions in Oscar's crafts categories

14 January 2015 11:39 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Over the past three and a half months, we have previewed the races in all Oscar categories and spoken with many of the leading contenders. For the ninth year here at Tech Support, it's now time to put all of that aside and put forward final predictions. Which craftsmen and craftswomen will be cited by their peers on Thursday? Best Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki looks in fantastic position to earn his second straight statuette for his very, very long takes on "Bidman." Robert Yeoman and Dick Pope have earned guild, Bfca and BAFTA nods for their gorgeous period work that blurred the line between camera work and the painted and crafted arts on "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Mr. Turner" respectively. The former will likely rack up a host of nods while this is a perfect chance to recognize Pope’s collaborations with Leigh. They’re in good shape. Roger Deakins missed a BAFTA nod, »

- Gerard Kennedy

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Could Dan Gilroy Become the Sixth Director Oscar-Nommed for First Feature?

13 January 2015 6:56 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Screenwriter Dan Gilroy made his directorial this year with Nightcrawler, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a corrupt freelance crime reporter who will do anything to get a story. Since the film’s premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, it’s garnered Oscar buzz and has been compared to best picture winner Crash (2004).  It holds a 95 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, was named one of AFI’s top 10 films of the year and received four BAFTA nominations, as well as three Critics’ Choice Awards. Gyllenhaal has earned Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice acting nominations. If Gilroy were to earn a nomination for best director, like Crash did, he would become the sixth director in the 21st century to achieve that accolade.

Tony Gilroy, Dan’s older brother, earned his first Oscar nomination for Michael Clayton (2007), his directorial debut. He was also nominated for best original screenplay. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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New Trailer For House Of Cards Season 3 Online

11 January 2015 4:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Almost as if they were celebrating something, Netflix have chosen Golden Globes time to unleash a new trailer for the incoming new season of House Of Cards. Prepare to be eyeballed by Kevin Spacey as he asks us to consider what takes real courage...Spacey, as you'll probably know by now, walked away with the Golden Globe for Best Actor In A TV Series, for his continuing portrayal of the ruthless and Machiavellian democrat VP (until recently, they said spoilerifically...) Frank Underwood."This is just the beginning of my revenge." he said in Underwood-style acceptance. "This is the eighth time I've been nominated. I can't fucking believe I won."Tony Gilroy, the man behind The Bourne Legacy, Michael Clayton and the Us version of State Of Play, joined House Of Cards' behind-the-scenes team this year as a consultant, so expect Jeremy Renner to show up as an assassin. Okay, »

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Review: Selma

9 January 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

"What we do is negotiate, demonstrate, resist."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma

Director Ava DuVernay and a combination of other talent create in Selma a deeply emotional, standout work about a short moment in history: the early months of 1965. The historical drama, attributed to screenwriter Paul Webb although DuVernay herself rewrote most of it, revolves around Martin Luther King, Jr. (British actor David Oyelowo, Lincoln, Middle of Nowhere) and other leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as they plan nonviolent protest in Selma, Alabama.

At this point in history, segregation had been outlawed, but county clerks continued to turn away black Southerners who attempted to register to vote through "literacy" tests and other deceptive means. In the movie, activist and preacher King pleads with President Lyndon Baines Johnson (British actor Tom Wilkinson, Belle, Michael Clayton) to enact voting rights legislation.

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- Elizabeth Stoddard

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