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Matt Bomer's The Last Tycoon Gets Series Order at Amazon

27 July 2016 12:43 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You have not seen the last of The Last Tycoon.

Amazon has ordered the Matt Bomer-fronted pilot to series, our sister site Deadline reports, some six weeks after the pilot was offered for consumer review on the streaming site.

RelatedKevin Smith’s Buckaroo Banzai Adaptation Eyed by Amazon

A Great Depression-era drama adapted from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Last Tycoon stars Bomer (White Collar) as a Hollywood golden boy battling his father figure and boss (played by four-time Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer) for the soul of their studio; Lily Collins (The Blind Side) co-stars.

RelatedThe Tick, »

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Sandra Bullock turns 52! Celebrating our favourite moments from the Miss Congeniality star

25 July 2016 2:23 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Sandra Bullock turns 52! Celebrating our favourite moments from the Miss Congeniality starSandra Bullock turns 52! Celebrating our favourite moments from the Miss Congeniality starAdriana Floridia7/25/2016 4:23:00 Pm

Sandra Bullock is a star like no other.

Dominating the comedy and drama worlds alike, there really isn't anything that Sandra can't do. She's relatable, hilarious, and fierce whenever she needs to be. She's already won an Oscar, for her performance in The Blind Side, and picked up a second nomination when she starred as an astronaut stranded in space in Gravity. We know we can expect more killer roles from Sandra, as she's simply unstoppable.

Sandra has had so many great moments in countless classic films, and on her birthday, we are looking back at some of our favourites! Check them out below!

When she nearly ran over this poor woman in Speed

When she was plagued by The Internet in The Net »

- Adriana Floridia

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Michael Keaton Biopic ‘The Founder’ Moves to December as Weinstein Juggles Awards Slate

13 July 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Harvey Weinstein is behaving in a typical fashion: changing release dates. “The Founder,” starring “Spotlight” and “Birdman” star Michael Keaton as Ray Croc, the man who launched the McDonald’s billion-dollar empire, is now slotted for a December 16 debut.

The expansive movie mogul has always waited to see how his movies turn out before deciding where to slot them, driving exhibitors crazy. Last year in Cannes he promoted period triangle romance “Tulip Fever” with Alicia Vikander on hand, but wound up moving it first to August and then all the way back to 2017. It clearly did not pass muster as an awards flick. (Or the mogul lacks the funds to release it in 2016.)

This year, Weinstein debuted at a special Cannes screening fighter biopic “Hands of Stone” (August 26), starring Robert De Niro as a man who is in the corner of Panamanian fighter Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez).

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- Anne Thompson

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Michael Keaton Biopic ‘The Founder’ Moves to December as Weinstein Juggles Awards Slate

13 July 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Harvey Weinstein is behaving in a typical fashion: changing release dates. “The Founder,” starring “Spotlight” and “Birdman” star Michael Keaton as Ray Croc, the man who launched the McDonald’s billion-dollar empire, is now slotted for a December 16 debut.

The expansive movie mogul has always waited to see how his movies turn out before deciding where to slot them, driving exhibitors crazy. Last year in Cannes he promoted period triangle romance “Tulip Fever” with Alicia Vikander on hand, but wound up moving it first to August and then all the way back to 2017. It clearly did not pass muster as an awards flick.

This year, Weinstein debuted at a special Cannes screening fighter biopic “Hands of Stone” (August 26), starring Robert De Niro as a man who is in the corner of Panamanian fighter Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez).

Read More: Why Weinstein Co. Wants Antoine Fuqua for First Look TV Deal 

He initially scheduled “The Founder, »

- Anne Thompson

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Weinstein Company Flips McDonald’s Drama ‘The Founder’ to Awards Season

13 July 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Company is moving “The Founder,” its look at Ray Kroc, the man who brought the Big Mac to the masses, into awards season.

The cinematic look at the driving force behind the national expansion of McDonald’s has already skipped around the release calendar. It was originally slated to debut on Nov. 25, 2016 before getting moved to Aug. 5, 2016. It will now hit theaters in limited release on Dec. 16, 2016, before going wide on Jan. 20, 2017.

The hope is that Michael Keaton, who plays Kroc, could generate some Oscar chatter and that the film itself might get some love from awards voters. In December, it will face off against “Star Wars: Rogue One” and the Will Smith drama “Collateral Beauty.” When it goes wide, it will get competition from “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage” and the horror thriller “Split.”

In addition to Keaton, the cast includes Laura Dern, B.J. Novak, »

- Brent Lang

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9 People Who Became Famous Using Backstage

15 June 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Do you have a Backstage talent profile? If you’re a subscriber, you can submit yourself for countless roles—ones that might even change your life and make you famous. Take it from the following 9 actors (including one Egot winner): Backstage is a true industry standard and career launcher, which is why we continue to bring you the best casting notices, advice, resources, and interviews with the industry’s top players.  Let’s take a look at who among your favorite actors became famous after using Backstage. Sandra BullockEver hear of Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”)? Before her Oscar-nominated turn in “Gravity,” and her iconic roles in “Miss Congeniality” and “While You Were Sleeping,” Bullock was just a hustling actor trying to get auditions. In one interview she told us, “Backstage? I am standing here now because of Backstage!”  And she later added, “I look back and I say, ‘Every single thing I have today is because I picked up Backstage every Thursday.’ It’s such a great thing, a tool that still exists for the actor who wants to act to go out and find like minds.” The best part? »

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Ronna Kress to Head Casting at Fox Film

15 June 2016 10:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran casting director Ronna Kress has been named executive VP of casting for Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Kress will report directly to Emma Watts, president of production.

Kress has credits on casting “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Great Gatsby,” “The Blind Side” and “Moulin Rouge.” She cast the first films in the “Pirates of Caribbean” and “Fast and Furious” franchises.

Kress has worked on Fox films that include “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “Chronicle,” “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Deadpool.”

“We have worked with Ronna many times over the years and are excited to officially bring her into the Fox family,” said Watts. “She has a truly unique ability to identify talent and is a real actor’s champion.”

In her new role, Kress will oversee feature casting for 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Animation, Fox International Productions and Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Kress began her career working in extras casting in New York on Woody Allen films. She moved to Los Angeles and worked for three years as the associate at Warner Bros. for casting director Marion Dougherty, then worked as the associate for David Rubin, casting with him such films as “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Cold Mountain.”

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- Dave McNary

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20th Century Fox Film Taps Ronna Kress As Evp Casting

15 June 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Independent casting director Ronna Kress has been appointed Evp Casting for 20th Century Fox Film, where she will be tasked with overseeing feature casting for 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Animation, Fox International Productions and Fox Searchlight Pictures. She will report to president of production Emma Watts. Kress’ credits include the recent Fox pics Deadpool and The Fault In Our Stars in addition to Mad Max: Fury Road, The Great Gatsby, The Blind Side, Mo… »

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Us Briefs: Film Sales Company boards 'Halfway'

12 June 2016 3:03 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: FilmBuff acquiresI Am Gangster; and more…

The Film Sales Company president Andrew Herwitz has acquired worldwide sales rights to Halfway ahead of its premiere at the American Black Film Festival in Miami.

Quinton Aaron from The Blind Side stars in the thriller with supporting performances by Marcus Henderson and Amy Pietz. Ben Caird wrote and directed.

“So many gems have been discovered in past years at the Abff that this seemed the perfect festival to introduce Halfway to the industry,” said Herwitz. 

Tribeca Film Institute top brass have announced the second annual filmmaker retreat in partnership with the Camden »

- govi2016@lawnet.ucla.edu (Alec Govi)

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Cate Blanchett in talks for female-led Ocean’s Eleven reboot

6 June 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Playlist is reporting that Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (Carol) may be about to join Warner Bros. Pictures’ all-female reboot of Ocean’s Eleven.

Blanchett, who has recently signed on to play the villain in Thor: Ragnarok, is in talks to join the cast of the film, which already has fellow Oscar winner Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) signed on to star as in the Danny Ocean role. Blanchett is set to play a version of Brad Pitt’s Rusty from the remake.

The new film is being directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) and is set to be a continuation of the Clooney-Pitt led films, with Bullock and Blanchett “forming a team of thieves to steal a necklace from the Met Ball in order to frame a villainous gallery owner.”

In addition, the report also suggests that Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: Apocalypse) who was also linked to the »

- Scott J. Davis

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Matt Bomer's The Last Tycoon Plus Lauren Ambrose Pilot Get Amazon Premiere Date — See First Photos

26 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Broadcast-tv’s Upfronts might be over, but Amazon’s pilot season is just around the corner, featuring new projects starring Matt Bomer, Lauren Ambrose and Kelsey Grammer.

RelatedMiley Cyrus to Star in Woody Allen’s Upcoming Amazon Series

Bomer (White Collar) headlines The Last Tycoon, a Great Depression-era drama adapted from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about a Hollywood golden boy battling his father figure and boss (played by four-time Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer) for the soul of their studio; Lily Collins (The Blind Side) co-stars.

RelatedCaitlyn Jenner Books Transparent Role

Ambrose (Six Feet Under) meanwhile plays an aspiring actress who lacks glamour, »

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Jennifer Lawrence in talks to join Sandra Bullock for Ocean’s 11 reboot

13 May 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the release of her new film X-Men: Apocalypse only a few days away, The Tracking Board is reporting that Jennifer Lawrence has lined up a new project, with the Oscar winner in talks to join the all-female reboot of Ocean’s 11.

Gary Ross, who directed Lawrence in the first Hunger Games film, is attached to direct the reboot at Warner Bros with fellow Oscar winner Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) set to star in the Danny Ocean role.

Apparently the new film will continue on from the Steven Soderbergh-directed trilogy with Bullock playing the ex-con sister of Danny Ocean (George Clooney). She would be helped by her right-hand woman, similar to the role played by Brad Pitt, which is reportedly who Lawrence would be playing. The ladies will then “form a team of thieves to steal a necklace from the Met Ball in order to frame a villainous gallery owner. »

- Scott J. Davis

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The Boy screenwriter to pen Dennis the Menace remake

28 April 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

 

Variety is reporting that screenwriter Stacey Menear (Mixtape, The Boy) to pen the script for a remake of Dennis the Menace, which is being produced by Gil Netter (The Blind Side, Life of Pi).

Created by Hank Ketcham as a syndicated U.S. comic strip in 1951 – and not to be confused with the Beano character of the same name, Dennis the Menace spawned a live-action TV show in the 1950s, along with two animated series and a 1987 TV movie.

In 1993, the character made his big screen debut courtesy of director Nick Castle and writer-producer John Hughes, with a movie starring Mason Gamble as Dennis and Walter Matthau as the grumpy neighbour Mr. Wilson.

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Dennis the Menace’ Remake Lands Writer (Exclusive)

26 April 2016 6:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has hired “The Boy” screenwriter Stacey Menear to write the script for its remake of “Dennis the Menace,” Variety has learned.

The project is being produced by Gil Netter. There are no directors or actors attached.

Dennis the Menace” was originally launched by Hank Ketcham as a syndicated comic strip in 1951, inspired by Ketcham’s four-year-old son Dennis and his penchant for mischief. The name was inspired by his wife Alice, who said at the time, “Your son is a menace!”

The strip led to a 1959 sitcom and a 1993 live-action movie, starring Mason Gamble and Walter Matthau as the grumpy neighbor George Mitchell. “Dennis the Menace,” directed by Nick Castle from a script by John Hughes, performed solidly at the box office from Warner Bros. with $51 million domestically and $66 million overseas.

The Boy” has grossed $36 million domestically for STX.

Menear also wrote coming-of-age drama “Mixtape,” which won the »

- Dave McNary

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The Founder Trailer Stars Michael Keaton as the Man Behind McDonald's

21 April 2016 11:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of this summer's most highly-anticipated movies is Warner Bros'. Suicide Squad, which will provide an origin story for the members of Task Force X in the studio's DC Extended Universe. When that movie hits theaters on August 5, it will be going up against a much different origin story, The Weinstein Company's The Founder, which charts the origins of fast food giant McDonald's, and its founder, Ray A. Kroc, played by Michael Keaton. Today we have the first trailer for The Founder, which shows how a salesman turned one hamburger stand into a worldwide empire.

In the 1950s, Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) was a lowly milkshake maker salesman from Illinois who came across a Southern California hamburger restaurant dubbed McDonald's, run by two brothers, Mac (John Caroll Lynch) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman). Impressed by their speedy system of making what would become known as fast food, and their signature golden arches, »

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Witness The Beginning Of McDonalds With The Founder Trailer

21 April 2016 7:36 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

In the 1950’s, travelling salesman Ray Kroc met brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, owners of a small burger joint in Southern California. Impressed by the brothers speedy system of making the food, Kroc saw franchise potential for McDonalds, and the rest as we know is history. But getting from their to where the fast food giant is now wasn’t all wine and roses, and director John Lee Hancock's (The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks) The Founder sheds light on the dark history of the franchise, with Michael Keaton’s Kroc attempting to wrest control away from the brothers McDonald (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch). The first trailer, via USA Today, promises yet another meaty role for Keaton since Birman signalled a career resurgence for him, and to his his credit he seems to be relishing the role, being incredibly liable and repulsively slimy all at the same time. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Trailer Hits for McDonald’s Biopic 'The Founder' Starring Michael Keaton

21 April 2016 6:58 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for McDonald’s biopic The Founder starring Michael Keaton and Laura Dern. Film is directed by The Blind Side and Saving Mr. Banks helmer John Lee Hancock.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

Written by Robert Siegel (Big Fan), The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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Michael Keaton Builds a Fast Food Empire in First Trailer For ‘The Founder’

21 April 2016 6:39 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Continuing his comeback streak following Birdman, Michael Keaton once again led a Best Picture-winning feature with last year’s Spotlight. He’s back this year with The Founder, a true story drama which depicts the creation of the ubiquitous fast food empire McDonalds. Ahead of a summer release from The Weinstein Company, the first trailer has now arrived.

Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) and written by Robert D. Siegel (Big Fan), the helmer is mostly known for his awards-friendly features which don’t always have a lasting impact, but perhaps the darker side of the writer will pull out something special. Also starring Nick Offerman, Linda Cardellini, Laura Dern, Bj Novak, and John Caroll Lynch, check out the trailer below.

Written by Robert Siegel (Big Fan), The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, »

- Jordan Raup

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Michael Keaton Invents McDonald's In First Trailer For 'The Founder'

21 April 2016 6:19 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Once poised as a potential Oscar season player with a prime November release date, The Weinstein Company shook up expectations when they moved "The Founder" up to August instead. Hopefully that isn't an indication of the quality of the movie, because on paper, it sounds quite promising. Read More: The Essentials: The 10 Best Michael Keaton Performances Michael Keaton leads the movie as Ray Kroc, the man with a dream of selling burgers across the country and around the world. Yep, this is the movie about how McDonald's became a fast food giant, and telling the tale is director John Lee Hancock ("The Blind Side," "Saving Mr. Banks") with a script by Robert D. Siegel ("The Wrestler"). Here's the official synopsis:  Written by Robert Siegel (Big Fan), The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Inside The Blind Side Actor Quinton Aaron's Anti-Bullying Crusade

13 April 2016 10:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Quinton Aaron, best known for portraying football star "Big Mike" Oher in The Blind Side, has a message for your kids. "I've been bullied before," he tells People. "And I know how important it is to give hope to kids who are going through the same thing." So what's an actor to do when his national profile is raised by starring in an Oscar-nominated film with Sandra Bullock? Well, if you're Aaron, you start a foundation. In 2012, the 31-year-old actor formed The Aaron Quinton Foundation, an anti-bullying organization. Now, when he's not on the set, Aaron holds rallies in school auditoriums and gymnasiums, »

- Steve Helling, @stevehelling

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