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Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin to star on Broadway

9 April 2014 6:02 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin are slated to star together on Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan’s play This Is Our Youth, a comedy about the high times and aimless lives of two disaffected young men.

Lonergan said Tuesday that Cera, whose credits include Arrested Development, Juno and Superbad, and Culkin, of Igby Goes Down and Cider House Rules, will bring the play to Broadway in the fall after a stop this summer at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. All three will be making their Broadway debuts.

The woman in the middle of the pair will be played by Tavi Gevinson, »

- Associated Press

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Throwback Thursday: O-Town's reunion and the 7 dirtiest boy band songs -- Video

3 April 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Word broke earlier this week that O-Town — the One Direction of the aughts, except less cute and not nearly as famous — is plotting a reunion. (Okay, an almost-reunion; frontman Ashley Parker Angel, the group’s answer to Harry Styles/Clone High guest star extraordinaire, is apparently out of the band. So much for “all or nothing at all.”)

This is great news, primarily for one reason: It gives us all a chance to reexamine “Liquid Dreams,” which has to be the grossest thing to come out of the late ’90s/early ’00s boy band boom. (Besides Chris Kirkpatrick’s hair. »

- Hillary Busis

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Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney Back with Rash & Faxon in 'The Heart'

3 April 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following an Oscar win for writing The Descendants, and a fantastic directing debut with The Way Way Back, the duo of Jim Rash and Nat Faxon are reteaming with two of the supporting stars of the coming-of-age comedy. The Wrap has learned that Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney have joined The Heart, an action comedy starring "Saturday Night Live" veteran and Bridesmaids writer and lead Kristen Wiig. The film follows a cash-strapped woman (Wiig) who agrees to transport black market organs with a man she just met (Rockwell). Sounds like there's some flares of We're the Millers there, but it sounds fun. Read on! Janney is in early talks for her role, which would have the actress playing Wiig's intimidating boss who just happens to have two boyfriends. "The West Wing" star can currently be seen in Bad Words, which is also great evidence of her ability to play this new role fantastically, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Meryl Streep to play a hard rocking mama in Ricki and The Flash

2 April 2014 3:11 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Meryl Streep can sing, but can she rock? There is a difference, but I'm very confident the incredibly talented actress will be able to pull it off in her new film, Ricki And The Flash. Deadline is reporting Streep will play a "hard rocking mama" in the film, scripted by Juno and Young Adult's Diablo Cody. Jonathan Demme (Silence Of The Lambs, Rachel Getting Married) will direct the film for TriStar. Meryl Streep's character will be, "a »

- Jesse Giroux

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Meryl Streep Will Rock Out in Diablo Cody's 'Ricki and the Flash'

1 April 2014 7:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

TriStar Productions today announced an all-star band of film talent will collaborate on Ricki and the Flash. Produced by Marc Platt and Mason Novick, the film unites Oscar winners Diablo Cody, who wrote the original screenplay, director Jonathan Demme, and Meryl Streep, who will star in the title role.

Ricki and the Flash is the funny and touching story of a rock n' roll-loving woman who chased her tattered dream at the price of her family, but gets a last chance to, perhaps, make things right. Streep, the most Oscar-nominated actor in history, is well known for her singing prowess on stage and screen (Mamma Mia!, Into the Woods), but Ricki is a new gig even for the musically gifted star: a guitar-wielding, hard rockin' mamma by night and grocery store checkout lady by day.

TriStar Productions, which won the rights in a competitive situation, made a production commitment and »

- MovieWeb

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Casting Net: Brad Pitt to star in WWII romantic thriller; plus 50 Cent, Meryl Streep, more

1 April 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave) is in early talks to star in an untitled World War II romantic thriller from Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight. No director or distributor is attached yet. Graham King’s Gk Films will produce. [Deadline] 

Meryl Streep (August: Osage Country) will star as a rock-and-roll-loving mama in Rick and the Flash, written by Diablo Cody (Juno). Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) will direct the film, which finds Streep’s character reconciling with her estranged daughter. TriStar Productions will finance and distribute the movie, with shooting beginning in the fall. [Deadline]

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- EW staff

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Get ready for Meryl Streep to rock out in 'Ricki and the Flash'

1 April 2014 4:13 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last week, we passed along news of a rather intriguing new project for 18-time Oscar nominee Meryl Streep: an untitled Diablo Cody script, to be directed by Jonathan Demme, in which she'd play a fame-hungry mother reuniting with her estranged family. Today, a few more choice details were announced, beginning with a title: the film is to be called "Ricki and the Flash." Tastier still: Streep will be unleashing her inner rock chick. Deadline describes the project as the story of an aspiring rock singer who abandons her family to pursue her musical career, working as a checkout clerk by day and gigging by night, before getting one last chance to reconcile with her daughter. (Shades of "The Wrestler?") This is terrain Demme should know well, having directed concert documentaries for Talking Heads and Neil Young, as well as music videos for the likes of Bruce Springsteen; you can »

- Guy Lodge

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Director Jonathan Demme And Oscar Winner Meryl Streep Bringing Ricki And The Flash To The Big Screen

1 April 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

TriStar Productions today announced an all-star band of film talent will collaborate on Ricki And The Flash.

Produced by Marc Platt and Mason Novick, the film unites Oscar winners Diablo Cody, who wrote the original screenplay, director Jonathan Demme, and Meryl Streep, who will star in the title role.

Ricki And The Flash is the funny and touching story of a rock n’ roll-loving woman who chased her tattered dream at the price of her family, but gets a last chance to, perhaps, make things right.

Streep, the most Oscar-nominated actor in history, is well known for her singing prowess on stage and screen (Mamma Mia, Into the Woods), but Ricki is a new gig even for the musically gifted star: a guitar-wielding, hard rockin’ mamma by night and grocery store checkout lady by day.

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TriStar Productions, which won the rights in a competitive situation, made a production »

- Michelle McCue

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Meryl Streep As Hard Rocker? TriStar Closing Deal For ‘Ricki And The Flash’

1 April 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive:  Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions is closing a deal to finance and distribute Ricki And The Flash, a hot package that had several studios circling because it comes with Meryl Streep playing a hard rocking mama. Scripted by Juno‘s Diablo Cody, the film will be directed by Jonathan Demme, and produced by Marc Platt and Mason Novick. This comes on the heels of TriStar’s deal with Robert Zemeckis to direct the 3-D experiential film To Walk the Clouds about the French aerialist Phillipe Petit who crossed between the Twin Towers on a wire in 1974. The project is based on Petit’s memoirs To Reach The Clouds and is being produced by Zemeckis with his ImageMovers Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey and Rothman. Landing Ricki and The Flash is a coup for Rothman. Streep will play a rock n’ roll-loving woman who chased her tattered dream at the price of her family, »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Olivia Milch to Rewrite Fox’s ‘Queen & Country’ Starring Ellen Page

1 April 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

20th Century Fox has hired Olivia Milch to re-write the script for spy thriller “Queen & Country” starring Ellen Page.

The news suggests the film is one step closer to making it to production with the studio also hiring director Craig Viveiros in recent weeks to helm the pic. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing via their Chernin Entertainment banner.

Based on the Eisner award winning graphic novel of the same name by Greg Rucka, the story centers on Tara Chace, a top British intelligence agent who is used as bait to draw out an international terrorist after an attack in London.

John Rogers penned the original script. David Ready will oversee production for Chernin.

Sources tell Variety that Fox had long wanted give Page a franchise after working with the young actress in various Fox and Fox Searchlight projects, including the 2007 breakout smash “Juno.”

Milch is becoming the go »

- Justin Kroll

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Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox to Be Honored by GLAAD, Ellen Page Signs On as Presenter

31 March 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When Ellen Page came out as a gay woman last month, she named Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox as one of her inspirations to do so. And now the Oscar-nominated Juno star will present Cox with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the GLAAD Media Awards next month in L.A. (Fyi: The gala's co-chairs include yours truly.) The Kolzak award is given to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or a transgender media professional who has made a significant contribution in promoting equality. Past recipients include Ellen DeGeneres, Wanda Sykes, Melissa Etheridge, Rufus Wainwright and Sir Ian McKellan. A transgender woman herself, Cox plays transgender inmate Sophia Burset on Oitnb. She is the first trans woman of »

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Movie Review - Labor Day (2013)

27 March 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Labor Day, 2013.

Directed by Jason Reitman.

Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Tobey Maguire.

Synopsis:

Escaped prisoner Frank Chambers (Brolin) convinces depressed single mother Adele (Winslet) to

harbour him from the police over Labor Day weekend in this all too sweet drama from Jason Reitman.

Labor Day is a difficult film to review as it was neither phenomenally good nor shockingly bad: it was simply average. Following the story of young teenager Henry (an exceptional performance from young talent Gattlin Griffith) and his depressed mother (Winslet) who are forced to harbour fugitive Frank Chambers (Brolin), Labor Day is an altogether different experience compared to Reitman’s previous films. The film is an uneven drama with moments of brilliance mixed in with oversentimentality that lead it down a strange path. The plot is formulaic and the story unfolds exactly how you would imagine from the initial meeting of Frank »

- Gary Collinson

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Meryl Streep, Diablo Cody Teaming For Rocker Drama Ricky And The Flash

26 March 2014 11:44 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

An exceptionally told story can be enough to get a movie picked up by a studio. But it always helps if that project also has three Academy Award winners attached to it. Such is the case with the oddly-named Ricky and the Flash, a drama that Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme would direct from a script written by Juno.s Diablo Cody, with Meryl Streep set to take on the leading role. How much do you want to bet this one doesn.t get dumped into a January release date? No production company is attached yet, but producers, including Mark Platt (Demme.s Rachel Getting Married), are currently shopping the project around to larger studios that are capable of financing. It.s a good tactic, as this trio will almost certainly deliver something critically acclaimed, and TheWrap reports the two studios that have shown interest in Ricky and »

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Movie News: Indiana Jones Recasting; Meryl Streep Teaming with Diablo Cody; 'Let's Be Cops' Trailer

26 March 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Indiana Jones: The latest rumor concerning Indiana Jones is that a younger actor might be cast instead of Harrison Ford in the role if the fifth installment isn't ready by a certain date. That's pretty nebulous, but not really surprising; Ford will turn 72 this summer, and retirement from the role is inevitable. The new wrinkle is that Bradley Cooper is at "the top of the list" of actors being considered; also, Frank Darabont has reportedly pitched an idea for the sequel. [Latino Review] Ricky and the Flash: Meryl Streep is attached to star in a new project written by Diablo Cody (Juno). In Ricky and the Flash, Streep would play a mother who left her family to pursue a career as a rock star; decades later, she attempts to reconnect with her estranged children...

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News Bites: Indiana Jones Recasting; Meryl Streep Teaming with Diablo Cody; More

26 March 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Indiana Jones: The latest rumor concerning Indiana Jones is that a younger actor might be cast instead of Harrison Ford in the role if the fifth installment isn't ready by a certain date. That's pretty nebulous, but not really surprising; Ford will turn 72 this summer, and retirement from the role is inevitable. The new wrinkle is that Bradley Cooper is at "the top of the list" of actors being considered; also, Frank Darabont has reportedly pitched an idea for the sequel. [Latino Review] Ricky and the Flash: Meryl Streep is attached to star in a new project written by Diablo Cody (Juno). Streep would play a mother who left her family to pursue a career as a rock star; decades later, she attempts to reconnect with her estranged children. Jonathan Demme (The Silence of...

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Grand Budapest Hotel overtakes Need for Speed

26 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Wes Anderson enjoys first UK No 1 as takings look set to eclipse his Fantastic Mr Fox

The winner

When it debuted in third place with £1.53m from 284 cinemas, Grand Budapest Hotel always looked on course to become Wes Anderson's biggest live-action film at UK cinemas, displacing The Royal Tenenbaums (£3.33m lifetime). A week later, with an expansion to 372 venues, the film found itself in second place in the UK box office chart. And now, in its third week of release, the Middle European caper grabs the top spot, dethroning video-game adaptation Need for Speed. With third-weekend takings of £1.27m from 458 sites, Grand Budapest Hotel has earned £6.31m in just 17 days. The film has a real shot at overtaking Anderson's animated family flick Fantastic Mr Fox (£9.19m) to become his biggest-ever UK hit.

It's not unprecedented for a film to rise slowly to the top of the box office chart, »

- Charles Gant

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Demme, Streep, Cody Team For "Ricky"

25 March 2014 9:43 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Various studios are vying for an upcoming project that could see the teaming of actress Meryl Streep, scribe Diablo Cody and filmmaker Jonathan Demme.

Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs," "Rachel Getting Married") is attached to direct "Ricky and the Flash," a script by Cody ("Juno," "Jennifer's Body"), with Streep attached to star.

Streep would play a woman who abandoned her family when she was younger to find fame and fortune as a rock star. Decades later, she decides to be a mother again to her estranged children, one of whom is going through a divorce.

Marc Platt and Mason Novick will produce. Universal and Fox 2000 are among various studios keen on the project.

Demme and Streep previously worked together on 2004's remake of "The Manchurian Candidate".

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Meryl Streep to Talk in Diablo Cody-Speak as a Rock Star in ‘Ricky and the Flash’

25 March 2014 6:43 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

With VOD numbers still kept a secret by most of Hollywood, it’s tough to tell if Diablo Cody‘s directorial debut, Paradise, was any kind of success when released last fall. But reviews were not good (our own Jack Giroux gave it a ‘C’), and no one was really talking about it, so let’s just assume it was at least a cultural failure if not also financial. Considering neither Young Adult nor Jennifer’s Body were hits, either, the Oscar-winning Juno screenwriter could use a shot of relevance. And that shot seems very likely to come with a report from The Wrap that none other than Meryl Streep is set to speak Cody’s dialogue in a new movie directed by Jonathan Demme titled Ricky and the Flash. Demme himself hasn’t been in the spotlight much in the past five years and could also use this intriguing project. He »

- Christopher Campbell

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Casting Net: Meryl Streep attached to Diablo Cody, Jonathan Demme pic; Plus, Corey Stoll, Chris Pratt, more

25 March 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Meryl Streep is reportedly attached to star in Ricky and the Flash about a woman trying to repair her broken relationships with the family she abandoned to be a rock star decades earlier. Diablo Cody (Juno) penned the script and Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) is attached to direct. All are Oscar winners. According to the report, Universal and Fox 200 are interested in the movie. [The Wrap]

Corey Stoll (House of Cards) is reportedly in early talks to join Marvel’s Ant-Man. The Edgar Wright-directed pic stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas and is set for a July 31, 2015, release. No »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Meryl Streep To Headline Diablo Cody Comedy

25 March 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Is there a finer actress around these days than Meryl Streep?  The woman oozes class and brings a gravitas to every film she’s a part of. Gravitas may not be something that’s needed for the latest role she’s signed on for though; an indie comedy drama from Juno scribe Diablo Cody entitled Ricky And The Flash.

Very little is known about the project just yet, it doesn’t have distributor backing as present, but a basic storyline has been revealed.  Streep will play an ageing rock-star (she proved her pipes in Mamma Mia) who tries to reconnect with her family when one of her children is faced with an ugly divorce.

Jonathan Demme, diretor of not-so comedic movies including Silence Of The Lambs, Philadelphia and Rachel Getting Married is set to direct and Marc Platt, currently working alongside Streep as a producer on Into The Woods will »

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