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Ruth Wilson ('The Affair') hopes for second chance at Golden Globes party [Exclusive Video]

18 November 2014 2:10 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Ruth Wilson is a potential Golden Globes contender for her performance as a married woman who becomes involved with a married man (Dominic West) in Showtime's "The Affair," but even though the actress has been nominated before – for the TV miniseries "Jane Eyre" in 2007 – she never got to attend the event. She explained in our recent video chat, "It was the writers' strike, so I had to watch the results on the news, which was a bit disappointing." -Break- Golden Globes: Top 10 Most Shocking Upsets Ever But she came to Los Angeles anyway, "just in case," and she remembers the city being a virtual ghost town after the cancellation of the Globes. "It was funny, L.A. was empty because everyone decided to leave," she said. "The only people left were Brits who had been nominated, so there was all the 'Atonement' lot, like James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, »

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Maleficent Blu-Ray Review

13 November 2014 6:17 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Maleficent Blu-Ray Review

You may think you know the story of Sleeping Beauty, but Maleficent dares to opt for changing your mind about that. The story starts long before you imagined, with a young fairy who meets a young human thief. By way of impressive visuals, and surprisingly “normal” events, young Maleficent and Stefan become the best of friends. When Maleficent comes of age, she becomes the protector of her magical forest, which means when the King comes calling, and doesn’t fare well, she is the target of his rage. A now very ambitious Stefan sees an opportunity.

This naturally leads to a great betrayal, and Stefan becoming King. This gives us the opening to sell us the story that Maleficent isn’t just the evil witch who comes to curse Aurora, but is instead the largely justified, though perhaps overzealous, wronged fairy looking to exact revenge.

Though the »

- Marc Eastman

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Threads: Summer garb from "Atonement"

12 November 2014 6:02 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Andrew here, taking up the mantle for newish series “Threads” while Nathaniel's in La. Each Wednesday we’ll fixate on one specific costume.

This week, to distract from the flurry of snow that some parts of the U.S. might be experiencing let's go summer. To be honest, I'm mostly using this as an excuse to talk about Keira Knightley since 2014 has been a great year for her and she may well hog the red carpet soon. She's probably the best of the cinematic clothes-horses  right now. It helps that three of her most significant characters were dressed by the excellent Jacqueline Durran. Durran does not work as much as Sandy Powell or Colleen Atwood, but when she does she's simply oustanding.

I’m sure when you hear Atonement  and costume design your mind immediately goes that lush green dress. Why wouldn’t it? I remember the majority of the »

- Andrew Kendall

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Holiday 2014 Forecast: Other Contenders

12 November 2014 5:15 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

While some of the Holiday Forecast picks are locks (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, etc.), there are a handful of fringe titles (Unbroken, Horrible Bosses, Annie, The Interview) which could wind up outside the Top 12 when all is said and done.Which upcoming releases could move in to one of those spots? Here's a brief look at box office prospects for the rest of the movies set to open between now and the end of the year.Wide ReleasesDumb and Dumber To (Nov. 14): This is the movie that has the best chance of cracking the Top 12 holiday releases. The first Dumb and Dumber opened 20 years ago and earned $127.2 million; that's the equivalent over $241 million today. If the sequel sells half as many tickets, it will be one of the biggest hits of the season.Still, there are »

- Ray Subers

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Alison Owen & Debra Hayward’s Monumental Crafting ‘How To Build A Girl’

11 November 2014 3:48 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Monumental Pictures, the film and TV production shingle hung by Alison Owen and Debra Hayward in September, has acquired screen rights to How To Build A Girl, the bestseller written by Caitlin Moran. The fourth book by broadcaster, TV critic and Times columnist Moran was published in the UK by Ebury Press in July and by Harper Collins in the U.S. in September. It has sold over half a million copies and charts the journey of teenager Johanna Morrigan, who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: a fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer who moves to London and gets a job as music critic in the hope of saving her poverty stricken family. The producers call the Morrigan character “one of the great female literary icons” on a par with Elizabeth Bennett and Bridget Jones.

The UK’s Film4, now led by newly-installed chief David Kosse, is backing development of the project which »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Monumental to adapt Caitlin Moran's Girl

11 November 2014 12:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The newly formed Monumental Pictures has signed on for the big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s bestseller How To Build A Girl.

Alison Owen and Debra Hayward’s new London-based production company Monumental Pictures is planning a big-screen version of Caitlin Moran’s bestselling novel How To Build A Girl.

The deal marks the first acquisition for Monumental.

Famed columnist Moran tells a somewhat autobiographical story in the tale of Wolverhampton-born teenager Johanna Morrigan, who moves to London and reinvents herself as an adventurous, sexually adventurous music critic.

Moran and John Niven are adapting the book.

Caitlin Moran is the wittiest writer on the planet and her creation, Johanna Morrigan stands alongside Elizabeth Bennet and Bridget Jones as one of the great female literary icons,” said Owen.

“We want to make commercial movies and television with strong female characters. We can’t wait to bring Johanna to the big screen.”

The film’s »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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60 Years of Godzilla: A History and Critique of the Greatest Monster Movie Series in Cinema

4 November 2014 3:35 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

**Massive spoilers for every Godzilla movie, with the exception of the 2014 reboot, and Mothra follow**

August 6th and 9th, 1945 forever changed the course of history. When the first nuclear bombs were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, World War II ended, but a new fear was born that dominated the thoughts of all men, women, and children for decades to come. The Cold War, atomic bomb testing, a cartoon turtle telling children to “duck and cover”, and this new technology that had the actual potential to literally end the world changed the perception of what was scary. Art reflects life, so cinema began to capitalize on these fears. Gone were the days of creepy castles, cobwebs, bats, vampires, werewolves, and the other iconic images that ruled genre cinema in film’s earliest decades. Science fiction was larger than ever and giant ants, giant octopi, terror from beyond the stars, and »

- Max Molinaro

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Watch: Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones Reveal Terrors Filming 'Theory of Everything' (Exclusive Video)

30 October 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are Oscar perennials ("Les Mis," "Atonement," "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy," "Anna Karenina"). And they and their distributor, Universal's Focus Features, know they have a robust awards contender in "The Theory of Everything," the moving $18-million love story of Stephen and Jane Hawking, played by Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Both are in the Oscar race, along with the film's director James Marsh (Oscar-winning doc "Man on Wire," "Shadow Dancer") and New Zealand-born screenwriter and Hawking obsessive Anthony McCarten, who nurtured for many years his adaptation of Jane Hawking's memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen Hawking."  I interviewed Redmayne and Jones in Toronto right after their movie's rousing debut (video below). Focus chose to skip Venice, Telluride, New York and London fests in favor of the Tiff launch and a »

- Anne Thompson

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Tech Support: Period and fantasy do battle for Best Costume Design

30 October 2014 1:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Clothes don't make the man?" That rule certainly doesn't hold true in the movies. Dress can say a lot about characters, their class, their self-image, their self-consciousness, the period and place in which they live, the story they're living and how a director wishes an audience to perceive them. Fortunately, the Academy's Costume Design branch recognizes this, as it consistently proves itself to be one of the most original sects of the organization, not overtly swayed by a film's overall perception. Every year, films that are critically maligned and/or have no other nominations tend to score here and the overall state of the Best Picture race tends to play only a peripheral role. Nevertheless, trends can be noted. Period pieces almost always take a majority of the nominations, frequently all five. Glamor is also awarded frequently. There are also great designers (such as Sandy Powell, Milena Canonero and Colleen Atwood »

- Gerard Kennedy

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Juno Temple Q&A: Horns, Black Mass and reuniting with Benedict Cumberbatch

28 October 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Juno Temple stars in Alexandre Aja's new fantasy horror Horns as the angelic girlfriend of Daniel Radcliffe's increasingly devilish Ig, whose death is the driving force behind the film's strange, dark flights of fancy.

Digital Spy caught up with Temple last week to discuss the challenges of playing "a memory" in Horns, her too-little-seen performance in Sebastián Silva's Magic Magic, and her formative experiences with 2014's two buzziest leading men, Benedict Cumberbatch and Matthew McConaughey.

What appealed to you about playing Merrin?

The script was such a page-turner, and the people attached to it were so cool - I think Dan is making such interesting and brilliant and brave choices right now, and delivering incredible performances. And when I met Alex Aja, he just had such passion for this universe he was going to create, and for Ig and Merrin and their love story, that I was completely enthralled. »

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Hollywood’s New Leaders: Creative

28 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ike Barinholtz, 37

Actor-writer-producer

He plays daffy on “The Mindy Project,” but Barinholtz is a master of multitasking. He writes and produces on “Project,” recurs on HBO’s “Eastbound & Down” and FX’s “The League” and lends his voice on Hulu’s “The Awesomes.” But his recent resume doesn’t end there; the rangy Chicagoan has roles lined up in “The Nest” and “Angry Birds,” and got a thrill out of appearing in “Neighbors” this year because he got to be “in a movie with Zac Efron after being mistaken for him for so many years.” On the set, Barinholtz says he witnesses great leadership every day.

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Kenya Barris, 40

Writer-creator-showrunner-producer

Barris sold numerous pilots over the years, but they never went to series. With ABC’s “Black-ish,” he decided to throw off the filters and create his most honest and autobiographical work, and he was rewarded with his biggest success. »

- Variety Staff

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Hollywood’s New Leaders: Creative

28 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ike Barinholtz, 37

Actor-writer-producer

He plays daffy on “The Mindy Project,” but Barinholtz is a master of multitasking. He writes and produces on “Project,” recurs on HBO’s “Eastbound & Down” and FX’s “The League” and lends his voice on Hulu’s “The Awesomes.” But his recent resume doesn’t end there; the rangy Chicagoan has roles lined up in “The Nest” and “Angry Birds,” and got a thrill out of appearing in “Neighbors” this year because he got to be “in a movie with Zac Efron after being mistaken for him for so many years.” On the set, Barinholtz says he witnesses great leadership every day.

Adam Amengual for Variety

Kenya Barris, 40

Writer-creator-showrunner-producer

Barris sold numerous pilots over the years, but they never went to series. With ABC’s “Black-ish,” he decided to throw off the filters and create his most honest and autobiographical work, and he was rewarded with his biggest success. »

- Variety Staff

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In the Supporting Actress Race, How Much Does Size Matter?

15 October 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The old adage tells us there are no small parts, only small actors—but a background extra might take umbrage to that statement. Still, there is a long history of actors breaking out with a minimum of screen time. And when it comes to the Oscar race, there is always the question of whether an actor has “enough” to be nominated. Of course, Judi Dench famously scored a supporting actress statuette for less than 10 minutes of screen time in “Shakespeare in Love,” but does anyone question it was a worthy performance? It’s not even the shortest to win—that would be Beatrice Straight, who landed the trophy for a six-minute scene in 1976’s “Network.”

This year, there are a handful of performances that have pundits wondering if there’s enough screen time to earn a nomination. One of the most discussed is Laura Dern, an adored veteran of the screen, »

- Jenelle Riley

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Casting: Scarlett Johansson Learns 'The Custom Of The Country,' Casey Affleck Is 'Boston Strong' & More

8 October 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Scarlett Johansson, coming off two of the biggest hits of the year in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Lucy," is the latest A-list name lining up a TV project. The actress will star in a limited series adaptation of Edith Wharton's "The Custom Of The Country." Penned by Christopher Hampton (“Atonement,” “Dangerous Liaisons”), the story follows "Undine Spragg [who is] as unscrupulous as she is magnetically beautiful. Her rise to the top of New York’s high society from her nouveau riche roots provides a provocative and thoroughly modern commentary on the upwardly mobile and the aspirations that eventually cause their ruin."  The project will run eight episodes and is currently seeking a premium channel home. [Deadline] Casey Affleck is returning to Massachusetts for "Boston Strong." The actor will star in the movie about the Boston Marathon bombing and "the massive manhunt to apprehend the two men believed to be »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Scarlett Johansson Is Coming To TV

7 October 2014 9:49 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Scarlett Johansson is set to star in and executive produce an eight-episode period drama series based on Pulitzer Prize winner Edith Wharton's 1913 novel "The Custom Of The Country".

Johansson will play the ruthless and unscrupulous Undine Spragg who rises to the top of New York high society. The series will explore the upwardly mobile and the aspirations that eventually cause their ruin.

Though better known for her novel "The Age Of Innocence," Wharton's 'Custom' has been an influential work and partly inspired Julian Fellowes' "Downton Abbey".

Sony Pictures TV and Pink Sands will produce the series which will be written by British playwright-screenwriter Christopher Hampton ("Atonement," "Dangerous Liaisons"). The plan is for a run on a major cable network.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Scarlett Johansson to play ruthless social climber in Edith Wharton miniseries

7 October 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Scarlett Johansson is heading to television - at least temporarily. The A-list movie star is set to play beautiful, ruthless social climber Undine Spragg in a forthcoming eight-episode TV series adaptation of Edith Wharton's classic 1913 novel "The Custom of the Country," according to Deadline. Johansson is also an executive-producer on the project, which is being adapted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton ("Dangerous Liaisons," "Atonement") from a prospective feature-film version he penned nearly 20 years ago. The show is being eyed for a run on cable, though no network is yet on board. Set against the backdrop of early 20th century New York, "The Custom of the Country" follows Spragg as she ruthlessly ascends the ladder of high society after arriving in the city with her nouveau-riche parents in tow. It was Wharton's ninth novel. Johansson has had a big year, starring in both the blockbuster sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Lucy, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Scarlett Johansson takes lead in Sony TV's 'Custom of the Country'

7 October 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Scarlett Johansson will star in and executive produce Sony Pictures TV's Custom of the Country, EW has confirmed. Based on Edith Wharton's 1913 novel of the same name, the story follows Undine Spragg (Johansson) in her ruthless ascension to New York high society. British playwright-screenwriter Christopher Hampton (Atonement) will adapt the novel for the screen. The limited, eight-episode period series from Charles Finch's Pink Sands is looking at a cable run, potentially premium, and is readying to hit the marketplace. Though Johansson has previously worked in television, Custom of the Country marks her first major television role.   »

- C. Molly Smith

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Scarlett Johansson to Temporarily Become a TV Star

7 October 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When Vulture spoke with Scarlett Johansson this summer, she said she liked the idea of doing television and "having the time to really imagine a character in a much more in-depth way." Well, it appears she's about to get the chance. Johansson will produce and star in a miniseries based on Edith Wharton's 1913 novel The Custom of the Country. Christopher Hampton (Atonement), who at one time wrote a Custom of the Country feature, will write the series. The book tells the story of Udine Spragg (Johansson), a Midwestern girl who tries to make it in New York City. Also, what if she's able to use more than 10 percent of her brain? »

- Jesse David Fox

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Scarlett Johansson to Star in Limited Series Based on Edith Wharton Novel

7 October 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Scarlett Johansson is headed to TV.

The “Avengers” and “Lucy” actress will star in a limited series for Sony Pictures TV based on the 1913 Edith Wharton novel “The Custom of the Country,” sources confirm. Johansson will also executive produce the eight-episode series, which is about to hit the market, from Charles Finch’s Pink Sands.

Christopher Hampton (“Atonement,” “Dangerous Liaisons”) is set to write from his original screenplay. “Custom of the Country” follows Midwestern girl Undine Spragg, to be played by Johansson, who attempts to rise in New York City society.

Wharton’s Pulitzer-winning novel “Age of Innocence” was also brought to screen in 1993 in a film starring Michelle Pfeiffer. The author is also known for “The Reef” and “The House of Mirth,” both of which were adapted to features in 1999 and 2000, respectively.

Finch and Hampton are also exec producing with Johansson. Johansson is repped by CAA and Lbi and »

- Alex Stedman

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Keira Knightley on Plastic Surgery and Botox - No Judgment

5 October 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Keira Knightley won't judge other actresses for a little plastic surgery or some Botox - and though she wonders about how a frozen face is good for an acting career, she doesn't ''condemn'' cosmetic surgery. The 'Atonement' star may think using Botox or fillers is not good for actresses because it restricts their facial movements, but she would never ''condemn'' anyone for having the wrinkle-smoothing treatments if it made them happier. Talking to the Daily Mail newspaper, Keira said: ''It is a drawback, not being able to move your face. But I don't think I would ever condemn any woman for doing something that made her feel better about herself. ''If she's suddenly feeling like she's the most disgusting thing in the world, and that's what she wants to do and that makes her happier then I think she should be free to do what makes her feel better in her own body, »

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