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Woody Harrelson To Be Lost In London For Directorial Debut

27 September 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Woody Harrelson is an actor that has been captivating audiences for the better part of three decades, and in that time, we’ve witnessed some truly stellar performances ranging from a cripplingly polite blind man opposite Will Smith in Seven Pounds to The Hunger Games franchise, where Harrelson brought the inimitable character of Haymitch Abernathy to the big screen like few could.

Adding another proverbial feather to his cap, Screen Daily brings word that Oscar-nominated star is primed to make his directorial debut with Lost in London. Little is known about the project at this early stage, only that it will be rooted in the English capital. Will Harrelson also headline said feature? Who knows, but you can readily expect that we’ll be keeping track of the actor’s feature film debut as it develops.

In town at the Zurich Film Festival to promote his title role in Rob Reiner’s new biopic Lbj, »

- Michael Briers

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A look at the evolution of Will Smith on his birthday

25 September 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

A look at the evolution of Will Smith on his birthdayA look at the evolution of Will Smith on his birthdayAdriana Floridia9/25/2016 11:35:00 Am

Will Smith is one of the biggest movie stars we have, and today on his 48th birthday, we're taking a look at his evolution.

Smith's journey has been both entertaining and impressive. From his days on television, starring as "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air", to space westerns, actual westerns, and a couple of Oscar nominations, let's take a look at the career of one of our favourites, Will Smith.

You may not have realized it, but before he was the Fresh Prince, Will Smith already had begun his work in film, and a franchise that would continue to garner success through the years, with the first Bad Boys movie. Co-starring Martin Lawrence, the two played bad-ass detectives who protect a witness to a murder while solving a drug crime. »

- Adriana Floridia

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Italy’s Leone Group, Rai Cinema Board Lionsgate’s ‘Soldado’ (Exclusive)

13 September 2016 7:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Italy’s Leone Film Group and Rai Cinema are linking up with Lionsgate on Mexico-set thriller “Soldado,” a follow-up of sorts to Denis Villeneuve’s “Sicario,” to be directed by Italian helmer Stefano Sollima with Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin attached to star.

Under the agreement with Lionsgate, Rai Cinema will have a producer credit on the English-language pic now set to start shooting in coming weeks in New Mexico. Rai Cinema, which is the theatrical distribution arm of Italian pubcaster Rai, and Leone Film Group, a distributor which has an output deal with Lionsgate, will jointly handle theatrical distribution of “Soldado” in Italy.

“We are proud to be contributing to an important Italian genre-movie director making a big international movie in the U.S. with A-list stars,” said Rai Cinema Managing Director Paolo Del Brocco.

Del Brocco added that “Soldado” is “proof that Italian directors can make Hollywood movies, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Venice Film Review: ‘Summertime’

31 August 2016 2:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gabriele Muccino is an Italian filmmaker (“The Last Kiss,” “Ecco Fatto”) who had a high-profile moment of going Hollywood. He was handed the plum of directing two Will Smith vehicles in a row, “The Pursuit of Happyness” (2006) and “Seven Pounds” (2007), and he was able to bring his earthy intelligence and humanity to at least one of them. (The less said about “Seven Pounds” the better.) One way to talk about Muccino’s new film, “Summertime,” which premiered tonight at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, is to say that he is once again an “Italian filmmaker.” But that wouldn’t be quite accurate. “Summertime” is more like an American film embedded in an Italian one.

It’s about Marco (Brando Pacitto), a sulky curly-haired cherub from Rome, and the fussbudget princess Maria (Matilda Lutz), also from Rome, who he doesn’t know well and doesn’t get along with. The »

- Owen Gleiberman

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L’estate addosso (Summertime) Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016)

31 August 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: L’estate addosso (Summertime) Director: Gabriele Muccino Starring: Brando Pacitto, Matilda Lutz, Taylor Frey, Joseph Haro. Gabriele Muccino began his conquest of America through Will Smith’s support who wanted him to direct both ‘In Pursuit of Happyness’ and ‘Seven Pounds.’ Muccino’s star and stripes adventure continued directing actors of the calibre of Gerard Butler, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid and Jessica Biel (‘Playing For Keeps’), as well as Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried (‘Fathers and Daughters’). In his latest film Muccino tries to go indie bringing Italy and the USA together…but the outcome is disastrous. The coming-of-age story of two adolescents, the naive Marco (Brando Pacitto) and the bigot  [ Read More ]

The post L’estate addosso (Summertime) Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016) appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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‘Summertime’ Exclusive Trailer: Two Italian Teens And A Gay Couple Explore San Francisco In An Unforgettable Summer

26 August 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The summer after high school graduation is a contemplative time, a period when the future seems so frightening and yet so filled with possibility. Gabriele Muccino’s latest film “Summertime” follows Marco (Brando Pacitto) and Maria (Matilda Lutz), two Italian teens uncertain about their future but eager to embark on a road-trip through America. They land in San Francisco where they meet Matt (Taylor Frey) and Paul (Joseph Haro), a gay couple who take them in and show them around the city. Soon, the four become fast friends and embark on enthusiastic explorations of love, life, and themselves, trying to discover and define who they are during a summer they’ll never forget. Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.

Read More: ‘Fathers and Daughters’ Trailer: Amanda Seyfried Learns To Love Again With The Help of Aaron Paul

Muccino first role to prominence with his 2001 film “The Last Kiss, »

- Vikram Murthi

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[Review] Fathers and Daughters

7 July 2016 8:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The works of director Gabriele Muccino aren’t for everyone. I can’t speak on his Italian films, but the American ones are unavoidably cloying and sentimental in a way that must be accepted or ignored to find resonance. Despite being the one showered with praise, The Pursuit of Happyness didn’t quite do enough for me. I appreciated the story and performances, but felt the artifice. For Seven Pounds, however, I didn’t care. The entire film proved one giant manipulative contrivance yet it unexpectedly hit me with depth and power just the same. So when the opportunity to watch his latest Fathers and Daughters arrived, I was optimistic. It looked ripe for that same emotional catharsis and as such possessed the potential to also crash and burn magnificently.

It’s reality lies somewhere in the middle. Brad Desch‘s script is everything that detractors say it is, but »

- Jared Mobarak

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Sergio Leone's "Colt" Becomes A Mini-Series

25 May 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Leone Film Group has begun developing an English-language TV series titled "Colt," based on an idea developed by the late and great iconic spaghetti western filmmaker Sergio Leone.

The concept centers around the six-shooter gun packed by Clint Eastwood in "For a Fistful of Dollars." In 1987 Sergio Leone hooked up with his old writing partners Sergio Donati and Fulvio Morsella to work on an idea for a TV series about a Colt revolver that passes from owner to owner throughout the Old West.

Leone was said to be interested in a more naturalistic take on the Spaghetti Western genre than his earlier works, hoping to show the Old West "like it really was." Donati wrote a treatment draft, but then the project was abandoned.

Italian director Stefano Sollima (Sky's "Gomorra") will direct the first two episodes and act as showrunner along with writing the screenplay alongside Luca Infascelli and Massimo Gaudioso. »

- Garth Franklin

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Sergio Leone’s Heirs to Produce Spaghetti Western TV Series Titled ‘Colt’ (Exclusive)

25 May 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Italy’s expanding Leone Film Group is venturing into the Spaghetti Western territory so dear to its late great founder with an English-language TV series titled “Colt,” based on an idea developed by Sergio Leone, master of the genre.

The concept is centered around the six-shooter packed by Clint Eastwood in “For a Fistful of Dollars.”

“It’s from my father’s idea in which the gun was the main character and the device through which the tale is told,” said Raffaella Leone, who now runs Leone Film Group with her brother Andrea.

“We are thinking of six episodes, each one connected to a single gun shot. But we could do more,” she added.

Italian director Stefano Sollima, who has made a name for himself helming Sky’s naturalistic Neapolitan mob drama “Gomorra,” which is Italy’s all time top TV export, will direct the first two episodes and act as showrunner. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Sergio Leone’s Heirs to Produce Spaghetti Western TV Series Titled ‘Colt’ (Exclusive)

25 May 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rome — Italy’s expanding Leone Film Group is venturing into the Spaghetti Western territory so dear to its late great founder with an English-language TV series titled “Colt,” based on an idea developed by Sergio Leone, master of the genre.

The concept is centered around the six-shooter packed by Clint Eastwood in “For a Fistful of Dollars.”

“It’s from my father’s idea in which the gun was the main character and the device through which the tale is told,” said Raffaella Leone, who now runs Leone Film Group with her brother Andrea.

“We are thinking of six episodes, each one connected to a single gun shot. But we could do more,” she added.

Italian director Stefano Sollima, who has made a name for himself helming Sky’s naturalistic Neapolitan mob drama “Gomorra,” which is Italy’s all time top TV export, will direct the first two episodes and act as showrunner. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Exclusive: Official ‘Dances with Films Film’ Festival Poster

9 May 2016 1:36 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

True to independent films, Dances with Films film festival will be celebrating its 19th year and sharing the festival week with the Los Angeles Films Festival in June.

Over 100 independent films will be shown from June 2nd through June 12th at the family Hollywood’s Tcl Chinese Theaters.

The festival based solely on merit and discoverability and mandating that all competitive films have no known actors, writers, directors or producers.

Legendary producer Steve Tisch joined the Dwf esteemed Advisory Board last festival season.  One of the most successful producers in the motion picture industry, Steve has produced such films as Risky BusinessThe Pursuit of HappynessThe Weather ManSeven PoundsKnowingThe Taking of Pelham 123The Back-Up Plan, and Hope Springs.   A pantheon of industry heavyweights, Dwf’s Advisory Board also includes:  Cindy Cowan, Jonathan Dana, Steve Elzer, Kevin Kasha, Eriq La Salle, Michael Lehmann, Mike Macari, Valerie McCaffrey, »

- Gig Patta

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‘Fathers and Daughters’ and ‘Mothers and Daughters’ Get New Trailers

8 May 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Considering the amount of films focusing on that special bond between one’s parents, some filmmakers must have complicated relationships. One of two upcoming films explicitly about the subject, the latest from Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds), Fathers and Daughters, looks at the relationship between a Pulitzer Prize winning author as he tries to balance being a widower, mental health issues and raising his 5-year-old daughter. Flash-forward to present day and his daughter is still struggling with her childhood. But her love interest, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) may be able to help her with that. Muccino is aiming for waterworks again with stars Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried playingthe father-daughter duo. The cast also features Jane Fonda, Diane Kruger, Octavia Spencer, and a new U.S. trailer has landed today.

Not to be confused, on the other side of the spectrum of relationships is Mothers and Daughters. »

- TFS Staff

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'Fathers and Daughters' Trailer: Amanda Seyfried Learns To Love Again With The Help of Aaron Paul

6 May 2016 8:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the new drama "Fathers and Daughters," Russell Crowe plays Jake Davis a literary giant who published a widely-acclaimed novel about his relationship with his own daughter Katie (Kylie Rodgers). Though he loves her very much, Jake is suffering a mental breakdown and thus isn't equipped to take care of his daughter, so he leaves her in the charge of others. Now, 27 years later, an older Katie (Amanda Seyfried) struggles to connect with others, but with the help of a kind stranger (Aaron Paul), maybe she can learn to love yet again. Watch the trailer for the new film above. Read More: Amanda Seyfried Joins David Lynch's 'Twin Peaks' In New Pivotal Role Directed by Gabrielle Muccino ("The Pursuit of Happyness," "Seven Pounds"), "Fathers and Daughters" also stars Diane Kruger ("Inglourious Basterds"), Quvenzhané Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), Janet McTeer ("Tumbleweeds") Octavia Spencer »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Adds Robinne Lee and Fay Masterson

18 February 2016 10:28 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robinne Lee and Fay Masterson have joined the cast of Universal’s adaptation of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades Darker.”

Kim Basinger, Eric Johnson and Bella Heathcote have also recently joined the cast, with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan returning to reprise their roles of Anastasia Steele and Grey, respectively. James Foley is taking over directing reins from Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini are also returning to the cast, with Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti producing along with James and Marcus Viscidi. Niall Leonard and James are penning the script.

Universal is planning to shoot “Fifty Shades Darker” and the final pic, “Fifty Shades Freed,” back-to-back, with “Darker” set to bow Feb. 10, 2017. The last installment brought in $570 million worldwide, including $166 million domestically.

Lee will play an executive at Grey’s company. The actress recurred on the Bet hit series “Being Mary Jane.” Her film credits include “Hitch, »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Pursuit of Happyness’ Helmer Gabriele Muccino Boards Erotic Thriller ‘Laughter in the Dark’

5 February 2016 3:27 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Italian helmer Gabriele Muccino is in talks to direct the erotic thriller “Laughter in the Dark,” based on the Vladimir Nabokov novel.

Muccino, whose credits include “Playing for Keeps,” “Seven Pounds” and “The Pursuit of Happyness,” will direct from a script by newcomers Bradley McManus and Justin Parker.

Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell of Stone Village Productions will produce with Sander Soeth of Intuit Films. Stone Village has partnered with investment firm Source Rock Partners to finance the pic.

The story follows a wealthy art dealer and family man who falls in love with an aspiring actress who becomes his muse.  When he leaves his wife and family for her, his life spins out of control.

Casting is starting immediately for a mid May start in New York.

Laughter in the Dark” was first published in 1932. It was the basis of a 1969 French-British drama directed by Tony Richardson and starring Nicol Williamson and Anna Karina. »

- Dave McNary

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Director Gabriele Muccino Inks With Paradigm

4 January 2016 3:42 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Gabriele Muccino has signed with Paradigm. The Italy-born director is coming off his most recent helming effort, last year’s Russell Crowe-Amanda Seyfried pic Fathers And Daughters. He had been at Wme. Muccino is best known for 2006’s The Pursuit Of Happyness, which earned star Will Smith a Best Actor Oscar nomination. They paired up again for Seven Pounds in 2008, and Muccino helmed the Gerard Butler romantic comedy Playing For Keeps in 2013. The helmer first… »

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