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‘Flesh And Bone’ “Rips Band-Aid Off” Ballet World – TCA

17 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ballet-themed movies Red Shoes, Black Swan and Center Stage did not hit the mark, says Moira Walley-Beckett, showrunner/Ep of Starz's limited series Flesh And Bone, which follows Claire (Sarah Hay), a young ballet dancer with a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. "I think this is the first time we've really seen the underbelly of a ballet company,” she said at TCA today. “I feel like a lot of those movies have catered to the… »

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Cate Blanchett-Robert Redford Rathergate Drama ‘Truth’ Set for Oct. 16 Release

17 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Classics is giving an Oct. 16 awards-season release to the Cate Blanchett-Robert Redford drama “Truth,” centered on the Dan Rather scandal.

It will launch in New York and Los Angeles with a nationwide expansion to follow. James Vanderbilt’s directorial debut also stars Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss and Dennis Quaid.

The film is based on the Mary Mapes book “Truth and Duty,” and Blanchett plays Mapes, a CBS News journalist and Rather’s producer.

“Truth” follows Mapes and Rather as they uncover allegations that George W. Bush may have been Awol from the U.S. National Guard for over a year during the Vietnam War. Four documents were presented as authentic in a “60 Minutes” broadcast aired by CBS on Sept. 8, 2004, less than two months before the 2004 election, but it was later determined that CBS had failed to authenticate the documents.

The ensuing scandal ruined Rather’s career »

- Dave McNary

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Watch: Pregnant Actress Goes 'Black Swan' Crazy in Exclusive 'Olmo and the Seagull' Trailer

22 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Petra Costa On 'Elena,' Brazilian Documentary Films and More For their first collaboration, directors Petra Costa and Lea Glob have developed a dark look into the mind of a pregnant actress and the challenges she faces when trying to succeed. In "Olmo and the Seagull," actress Olivia prepares for the starring role of Arkadina in a theatrical production of Chekhov's "The Seagull." As she begins to prepare for the role, she learns that she is pregnant. At first, she is ready to take on both the pregnancy and the character, but she soon faces setbacks that threaten her pregnancy and clash with her success as an actress. In "Black Swan" fashion, Olivia looks into the mirror and sees herself as both female characters of the play: Arkadina, the aging actress, and Nina, the increasingly chaotic actress.  The film is set to screen at the 2015 Locarno »

- Kaeli Van Cott

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First Trailer For The 33 Stars Juliette Binoche, Antonio Banderas And Gabriel Byrne

29 July 2015 2:12 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for the unforgettable true story of The 33.

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine.

Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out.

A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Patrick Wilson is the most self-destructive politician ever in the trailer for Zipper

24 July 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Patrick Wilson's bid for political power is threatened by his voracious sexual appetite in the trailer for Zipper.

The upcoming political drama casts Fargo's Wilson as popular Southern prosecutor Sam Ellis, whose Congressional bid could put him on the fast track to greatness.

There are only two problems – Sam has a compulsive desire to sleep with high-priced call girls and a dangerous fascination with a young intern (Dianna Agron).

Zipper is produced by Academy Award-nominated Black Swan filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.

Among the supporting cast members who have a hand in Sam's rise and fall are Lena Headey, John Cho, Ray Winstone and Richard Dreyfuss.

Zipper bows on August 28 in Us cinemas. A UK release is yet to be set. »

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Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups gets official Us release

24 July 2015 1:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After being bumped from its scheduled fall date later this year, Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups has finally been given an official release for its Us bow of March 4th, 2016.

Malick’s first film since 2012’s To The Wonder, Knight of Cups stars Oscar winners Christian Bale (The Dark Knight), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) and Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Broad Green Pictures are releasing the film.

Bale plays a “bewildered man in a life of Hollywood excess.” Antonio Banderas (Automata), Brian Dennehy (Romeo & Juliet), Jason Clarke (Terminator Genisys), Imogen Poots (She’s Funny That Way) and Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad) are set to co-star in the film, if they make the cut through Malick’s rigorous editing process.

Knight of Cups is released on March 6th, 2016.


- Scott J. Davis

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Mila Kunis Goes Back to Work After Honeymooning With Ashton Kutcher—Check Out Her New Wedding Band!

22 July 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The honeymoon has come to an end for Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. Mila was spotted at a studio in Los Angeles Monday, clearly getting back to work after her big Rv trip up and down the California coast. But she had a new accessory with her: a new wedding band! The 31-year-old put her new bling on display in a very summer outfit, pairing a maxi skirt with a white tank top. Needless to say, marriage looks great on Mila! The 31-year-old actress looked positively glowing while heading to the studio. That's probably what a little time off with her hubby and daughter, Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher. Although they traveled all over California, the Black Swan actress looks well rested. The former That '70s Show »

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"6000" Manga Becomes A Deep Sea Thriller

22 July 2015 5:34 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Veteran producer Mike Medavoy ("Black Swan," "Shutter Island") and All Nippon Entertainment Works are teaming up to produce a film adaptation of the horror manga "6000".

The story is set in a deep sea research facility six kilometres beneath the ocean surface. Three years earlier a mysterious disaster killed the crew and closed the station, and now a new team is sent down to restart things back up.

As the work begins in the claustrophobic environment, tension and paranoia builds while another danger is out there lurking in the depths.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Japanese Deep Sea Manga ‘6000’ Being Adapted as Movie

21 July 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

All Nippon Entertainment Works and “Black Swan” producer Mike Medavoy are partnering to adapt the deep sea thriller “6000” as a feature film.

The English-language film will be based on Nokuto Koike’s Japanese horror Manga series “6000: Rokusen” from Gentosha Comics, which is partnering on the project.

Edward McGurn and Ben Anderson are producing along with Medavoy. Tara Billik is overseeing the project for Anew.

The film is set 6,000 meters below the ocean’s surface at a research facility where a mysterious disaster killed the crew and shuttered the station. When a new team is sent down to get the operation running again three years later, tension builds as they struggle against the claustrophobic environment, their own deteriorating minds and danger lurking in the depths.

“We were immediately drawn to the tension of ‘6000,’ and are looking forward to bringing this psychological thriller to the international movie audience,” Medavoy said.

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- Dave McNary

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Francis Lawrence Eyeing Red Sparrow

16 July 2015 7:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hollywood directors are notorious flirts when it comes to picking projects, and spy thriller Red Sparrow has been the belle of the ball for some time. Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky was at one point eyeing the pic as his follow-up to Biblical epic Noah, and David Fincher considered coming aboard in hopes of reuniting with his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo lead Rooney Mara (who walked when Fincher did). Now, Francis Lawrence, who’ll finally be done directing Lionsgate’s Hunger Games films this fall, is in the mix to take the reins.

Lawrence is accustomed to swimming in blockbuster waters, albeit without the same consistent praise Aronofsky and Fincher have received throughout their careers. Outside of The Hunger Games quadrilogy (of which he directed three), Lawrence has helmed I Am LegendConstantine and Water for Elephants, as well as episodes of short-lived series Kings and Touch. Still, working »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Natalie Portman Covers "Bazaar"

9 July 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portamn ("Black Swan"), in the August 2015 issue of "Harpers Bazaar" magazine, wearing Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Dior and J. Mendel:

"It’s magical", said New York-born Portman about raising a family in Paris. "The cultures are different in ways you don't even realize. And there's stuff you don't know you'll miss until you're away. Like, indoor gyms where kids can just run around and jump..."

"Very early on, I asked Cate (Blanchett) about being a parent. I said 'How do you do it? You're a mom. You’re the best at what you do.' She said, 'You just do. Stressing about it doesn't help'..."

"In Paris if you’re running around on the playground chasing your kid and playing a game, people think you’re nuts..."

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- Michael Stevens

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Natalie Portman Says She Turned To Cate Blanchett For Career and Parenting Advice

9 July 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Natalie Portman's doing it all!   The actress stuns on the cover of Harper's Bazaar August issue, where she opens up about balancing her career and family life, living between the Us and Paris and her Israeli roots.  The "Black Swan" star and hubby Benjamin Millepied welcomed their son, Aleph Portman-Millepied four years ago, and while Portman's definitely been more selective with what projects she takes on, she also sought advice from some of her famous friends about finding that right balance.  "Very early on, I asked [Cate Blanchett] about being a parent. I said ‘How do you do it? You’re a mom. You’re the best at what you do.’ She said, ‘You just do. Stressing about it doesn’t help.’ Most men I know are dealing with the same issues," Natalie tells the mag. "They say they feel like if they work too hard they won’t have enough time with their families. »

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Hollywood's race problem is highlighted by removing white characters from films

9 July 2015 3:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A simple but effective YouTube series has highlighted Hollywood's race problem.

New York writer and performer Dylan Marron's 'Every Single Word Spoken' Tumblr shows all the lines of dialogue said by non-white characters in films.

By removing all white characters, the films are reduced to just a few seconds, which Marron says proves that Hollywood has a serious diversity issue.

"People who finance the movies are not going to want to throw millions behind a movie of a non-famous person of colour," he told The Guardian.

"There needs to be much more of a mix. Executives are so worried about losing money. [They] should rest more on amazing stories, and take a little more risk."

Marron's edits show how Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom is reduced to just 10 seconds, while 500 Days of Summer is only 30 seconds long.

Black Swan is 24 seconds, American Hustle is 54 seconds and Friends with Benefits is 55 seconds. »

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"Luther" Creator To Reboot "Sapphire & Steel"

9 July 2015 2:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Luther" creator Neil Cross is set to revive classic 1970s British sci-fi series "Sapphire & Steel".

Joanna Lumley and David McCallum starred in the original series as time-travelling special agents protecting the universe from evil forces trying to disrupt history. Though done for little money, the show compensated with complicated, involved and dense narratives.

Like classic "Doctor Who," each story consisted of around four-to-eight episodes and would shift in genre and tone - some more horror or supernatural based, others more science fiction style. Six TV 'serials' in all were produced from 1979 to 1982.

Speaking at the Nerdist Writers panel podcast, Cross says: "I'm planning to - it looks like I'm going to - relaunch Sapphire & Steel'. [It's] a late 1970s science fiction horror show that was incredibly low budget, where the enemy is time itself. There’s ghost stories and monster stories and time is the villain... there's a broadcaster in the UK that's very, »

- Garth Franklin

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Christian Bale’s ‘The Promise’ to Launch Kirk Kerkorian’s Company (Exclusive)

7 July 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tracinda Corp., the holding company founded by the late Kirk Kerkorian, has unveiled production company Survival Pictures with the Christian Bale-Oscar Isaac drama “The Promise” as its first project, Variety has learned exclusively.

Survival is described as telling stories of “perseverance, endurance and the inextinguishable fire of the human spirit” to reflect Kerkorian’s values. Kerkorian, who bought and sold MGM and United Artists three times, died on June 16 at the age of 98.

The Promise” will be produced and financed by Survival Pictures managers Eric Esrailian and Anthony Mandekic, with “Hotel Rwanda” director Terry George helming from a script he wrote with Robin Swicord.

The story is set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, which was dissolved in 1922, with shooting in Portugal and the Canary Islands scheduled for the fall. Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan”) is producing for his Phoenix Pictures banner with Esrailian, Ralph Winter (“X-Men »

- Dave McNary

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‘Black Swan’ Intern Legal Victory Reversed by Court of Appeals

2 July 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday vacated much of the 2013 legal ruling won by two unpaid interns who sued Fox in 2011 for violation of labor statutes. The ruling also struck a blow to the cause of younger, less experienced interns and their attempts to file class-action suits over unpaid trainee programs. Alex Footman and Eric Glatt, both of whom worked as unpaid interns on the Fox Searchlight film “Black Swan,” sued in 2011 for what they felt were violations of minimum wage and overtime laws. A third intern, Eden Antalik, joined the case and attempted to make a class. »

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‘Black Swan’ Interns Lawsuit Overturned By Appeals Court

2 July 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In a decision that Hollywood has been waiting for months to hear, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals today threw the Black Swan intern case on its head by vacating an earlier judgment in favor of two interns who worked on the Darren Aronofsky-directed film. The hearing on the appeal of District Judge William Paley III’s ruling of 2-years ago was held on January 30 this year. The original 2011 lawsuit against Fox Searchlight set the stage for a slew of intern class actions… »

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Interns' Big Victory Against Fox Vacated by Appeals Court

2 July 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Interns suffered a big setback on Thursday when the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decided to vacate a federal judge's summary judgment ruling in favor of two interns who both worked on Fox Searchlight's Black Swan. Alex Footman and Eric Glatt brought suit in 2011 and contended that Fox's unpaid internship program violated minimum wage and overtime laws. In June 2013, a federal judge declared them the winner and also certified a class action over the internship programs of Fox Entertainment Group. The ruling soon led to many other lawsuits against media and entertainment companies, and large ones including NBCUniversal

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Say What You Will About the Academy - But Some Cool International Names Among 2015 New Member Invitees

30 June 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »

- Anna Robinson

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Oscar News: 322 Invited To Join; The Academy Museum Receives Approval

27 June 2015 4:15 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.

“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”

“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »

- Michelle McCue

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