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Wim Wenders’ ‘Submergence’ to Open 65th San Sebastian Festival

Wim Wenders’ ‘Submergence’ to Open 65th San Sebastian Festival
The European premiere of Wim Wenders’ epic romance “Submergence,” toplining Oscar winner Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy, will open this year’s 65th San Sebastian Film Festival on Sept. 22.

Submergence,” a Germany-France-Spain-u.S. co-production, which screens at Toronto prior to San Sebastian, competes in the Spanish festival’s Official Section for its top Golden Shell award. The festival has announced that Wenders and Vikander will attend San Sebastian to present the film.

The films selected to open or close San Sebastian are usually crowd-pleasers. Shot in Berlin, Madrid, Toledo, and various locations in France and Djibouti, “Submergence” was penned by Erin Dignam (“The Yellow Handkerchief”), based on the novel of the same name by journalist J.M. Ledgard.

Produced by Lila 9th in the U.S., the film is co-produced with Newe Road Movies, BacKup Media Studios, Morena Films and Umedia.

McAvoy and Vikander play, respectively, hydraulic engineer James More and bio-mathematician Danielle Flinders, who
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Submergence to open San Sebastian by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-08-01 10:44:17

James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander in Submergence. Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival The European premiere of Wim Wenders' Submergence - starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy - will open the 65th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival on September 22.

The story adapted by Erin Dignam (The Yellow Handkerchief, The Last Face) is based on the novel of the same name by The Economist correspondent Jm Ledgard. James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander play a hydraulic engineer and a bio-mathematician who meet in a hotel on the French coast, where both are preparing their missions. While she works on a project of immersion in the Greenland Sea, he is taken hostage in Somalia.

The director and Vikander will attend the film's premiere and it will feature in the Golden Shell Official Competition section....
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Sean Penn’s ‘Last Face’ Starring Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem Lands at Saban

Sean Penn’s ‘Last Face’ Starring Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem Lands at Saban
Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to the romantic drama “The Last Face,” starring Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem.

Sean Penn directed from a script by Erin Dignam (“The Yellow Handkerchief”). Adèle Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”), Jean Reno, and Jared Harris also star.

The movie made its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it received primarily negative reviews. Saban announced the deal on Thursday, the opening day of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Set against the backdrop of war-torn Liberia in 2003, “The Last Face” centers on a love affair between the director of an international aid organization (played by Theron) and Bardem’s relief-aid doctor. Together, they must find a way to keep their relationship alive in the extraordinarily difficult conditions that surround them, while battling their diametrically opposed opinions on how to solve the conflict, and their mutual passion for life.
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James McAvoy Joins Wim Wenders’ Romantic Thriller ‘Submergence’

Wim Wenders has always worked consistently, but he seems to be on a particularly prolific streak of late. This year alone has seen two of his pictures hit cinemas —his acclaimed Oscar nominated documentary "The Salt Of The Earth," and his far less acclaimed 3D drama "Every Thing Will Be Fine." He's already in post-production on his next film "The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez," and he's got a new picture cooking. Read More: The Essentials: The 10 Best Wim Wenders Films Variety reports that James McAvoy will star in Wenders' "Submergence." Based on the best-selling book by J.M. Ledgard and with a script by Erin Dignam ("The Yellow Handkerchief"), the story concerns the love sustained by a couple who are separated by distance and in extreme circumstances. Here's the book synopsis: In a room with no windows on the coast of Africa, an Englishman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters.
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James McAvoy Boards Submergence With Wim Wenders

The novel Submergence, by J.M Ledgard, is the latest work from the world of literature to be snapped up for a big screen adaptation, and detail on the independent project is beginning to come together. Academy Award nominee Wim Wenders (Every Thing Will Be Fine) is set to helm the production, while Erin Dignam (The Yellow Handkerchief) will pen the adapted screenplay. In addition, we now have confirmation that Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy (X-Men: Days Of Future Past) is on board for the male lead role.

The novel is a tale of two halves, employing both a dual setting and a flashback technique to depict the plight of two characters connected by a past encounter. James More (McAvoy) is a spy who had been working undercover as a water engineer, but is abducted and held hostage for a lengthy period of time by Al Qaeda operatives. Danielle Flinders
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Interview: Eddie Redmayne Explains ‘The Theory of Everything’

Chicago – Portraying Stephen Hawking, as Eddie Redmayne did in “The Theory of Everything,” required an intense physicality and emotionalism that was projected from different angles, much more challenging than a usual biographical role. In this instance, Redmayne projects the feeling of Hawking’s time and space.

Eddie Redmayne has been on a quick ascension path in his film career, while also conquering television and theater in his native England. After notable roles in the last three years in “My Week with Marilyn” and “Les Misérables,” Redmayne has took on the difficult task of playing Stephen Hawking from a healthy, genius-level university student to the wheelchair bound and computer-voiced theorist with a degenerative nerve disease (Als, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The performance is remarkable on many levels, but especially in communicating the soul and love – beyond a physical handicap – upon which a human being exists.

Eddie Redmayne is
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Eddie Redmayne Gets Big Palm Springs International Film Festival Award

I am sooo proud of our Palm Springs International Film Festival and equally happy that it's happening right in our own backyard! Just this morning, we heard that Eddie Redmayne, who is sweet and fabulous and a great actor to boot, is getting the Desert Palm Achievement Award for the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff). He's being honored for his excellent portrayal of Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything."

Redmayne will be joining previous Desert Palm Achievement Award recipients such as Jeff Bridges, Daniel Day-Lewis, Matthew McConaughey, and Sean Penn. And according to the press release, "in the years they were honored, Bridges, Day-Lewis, McConaughey, and Penn went on to win the Academy Award® for Best Actor."

Hhhmmmm, good karma? Premonition? Happenstance? I sure hope so!

Here's the complete press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 07, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will
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Ladies and gentlemen, Eddie Redmayne is about to explode

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Ladies and gentlemen, Eddie Redmayne is about to explode
An actor or actress can be on the periphery of stardom for what seems like an eternity before the right role comes along at the right time and transforms his or her career. Do you know how many times you probably saw Michael Fassbender on screen before he technically broke out four years ago? Did you know Benedict Cumberbatch had been a working actor for almost a decade before he finally got Hollywood's attention after "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Sherlock" (2011)? Enter the latest star on the verge of global recognition: Eddie Redmayne. Ironically a good friend of Cumberbatch's, the London native has been a fixture in front of moviegoers since he earned his big break starring alongside Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie in Robert De Niro's "The Good Shepherd" (2006). And, he’s actually worked pretty consistently since, starting with "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007), starring as Kristen Stewart’s
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How Eddie Redmayne Became Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’

How Eddie Redmayne Became Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’
Eddie Redmayne always knew that the toughest critic of “The Theory of Everything” would be the man he portrays onscreen — Stephen Hawking. The 72-year-old physicist recently made the trek from his home in Cambridge, England, to Working Title’s production offices in London to watch the biopic based on his life. Hawking’s longtime battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als) has left him a quadriplegic, and he speaks through a computer-generated voice amplifier. Before the screening, he met Redmayne. “He took a while to type something, then said, ‘I’ll let you know what I think — good or otherwise,’ ” Redmayne recalls. “I said, ‘Stephen, if it’s otherwise, you don’t need to go into details.’ ”

After the lights came up, a nurse wiped a tear from Hawking’s eye. He called the film “broadly true,” and even celebrated with the film’s director James Marsh and screenwriter Anthony McCarten
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Are Charlize Theron & Sean Penn Headed For Marriage?

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are reportedly looking to tie the knot in the near future and adopt a child together.

Charlize Theron, Sean Penn To Marry

Insiders claim that the couple plans to marry while spending time in South Africa this summer working on The Last Face in which Theron, 35, is starring and Penn, 53, is directing. "They want to get married very soon," a source told Us Weekly.

Theron, already a mother to adopted son Jackson, 2, apparently always planned to give him a little brother or sister. The actress "always intended to have another child,” according to the source, who added, “Sean is revitalized with Charlize.”

Penn, who was married to House of Cards star Robin Wright from 1996-2010, has two children from the marriage – Dylan, 23, and Hopper, 20.

Theron and Penn went public with their relationship roughly eight months ago following nearly two decades of friendship. "Charlize has seen Sean grow up,
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Sean Penn Directing Charlize Theron in Africa-Set Drama

Sean Penn Directing Charlize Theron in Africa-Set Drama
Sean Penn is on board to direct Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem and Adele Exarchopoulos in Africa-set romance-drama “The Last Face.”

River Road’s Bill Pohlad will produce and finance. Bill Gerber and Matt Palmieri will also produce.

Penn will direct from a script by Erin Dignam with producers aiming to begin shooting this summer in Africa.

Theron will play a relief worker and Bardem will play a doctor in Africa with Bardem’s character being forced to choose between romance and dedication to his work. Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”) has been cast as a journalist.

The drama focuses on a talented and charismatic doctor (Bardem) who is forced to choose between his love for an American relief worker (Theron) or his dedication to saving lives in war-torn African nations.

Penn previously worked with Pohlad on “Into the Wild,” which Penn directed, and on Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life.
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Javier Bardem Joins Charlize Theron in Sean Penn's African Movie

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Javier Bardem Joins Charlize Theron in Sean Penn's African Movie
Oscar winner Javier Bardem will star opposite Charlize Theron in Sean Penn's African drama “The Last Face,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Penn will direct from a script by Erin Dingam, an actress appeared in Penn's “The Crossing Guard” and recently wrote the William Hurt movie “The Yellow Handkerchief.” Also read: Charlize Theron in Talks to Star in Sean Penn's ‘The Last Face’ (Exclusive) Penn will co-star in the indie movie, which is awaiting a green light from River Road's Bill Pohlad, who is producing with Bill Gerber and Matt Palmieri. Described as a love story,
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Nfdc announces 12 finalists for Directors Lab

Nfdc announces 12 finalists for Directors Lab
The National Film Development Corporation (Nfdc) announced the 12 participants selected for the first Directing for Directors Lab, a two week residential program to be held from January 19-31, 2014. The venue finalised for the residential program is Courtyard by Marriott, Bund Garden, Pune.

The full time two week program will be conducted by Udayan Prasad, professor of Directing at the UK’s Nftvs -National Film and Television School and Lfs-London Film School. Prasad is the director of well-known films such as My Son the Fanatic and The Yellow Handkerchief.

The selected participants are:

1. Sadik Ahmed – 7 Stages

2. Vasant Nath – Sebastian wants to Remember

3. Geetha J – A Certain Slant of Light

4. Prabhijit Dhamija – I’m Not There!

5. Kiran Waval – Tada (Crack)

6. Anoop Mathew – Roach

7. Shazia Iqbal – Me vs Ray

8. Amit Agarwal – Ek Lambi Surang (The Long Tunnel)

9. Harsh Narayan – Ye Pyar Na Hoga Kam

10. Vidyasagar Adhyapak – Chitpat

11. Aditya KelgaonkarDuniya Hai Ek
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Deadline extended: Nfdc Directing for Directors Lab

Deadline extended: Nfdc Directing for Directors Lab
The deadline for applications for the first Nfdc Directing for Directors Lab has been extended to January 8, 2014. The old deadline was December 31, 2013.

Nfdc Directing for Directors Lab, a two week residential program, will be held from January 19-31, 2014.

The full time two week program will be conducted by Udayan Prasad, professor of Directing at the UK’s Nftvs -National Film and Television School and Lfs-London Film School. Prasad is the director of well-known films such as “My Son the Fanatic” and “The Yellow Handkerchief”.

You can apply for the lab with an application fee of ₹ 500/- (Payable by demand draft or wire transfer). Application form is available here.

The program is open to only 12 selected candidates. The course fee of ₹1,50,000 covers food and accommodation.

To know the detailed program and more about mentors, click here.
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Call for Entry: Nfdc Directing for Directors Lab

Call for Entry: Nfdc Directing for Directors Lab
The National Film Development Corporation of India (Nfdc) is inviting applications for its first Directing for Directors Lab, a two week residential program to be held from January 19-31, 2014.

The full time two week program will be conducted by Udayan Prasad, professor of Directing at the UK’s Nftvs -National Film and Television School and Lfs-London Film School. Prasad is the director of well-known films such as “My Son the Fanatic” and “The Yellow Handkerchief”.

You can apply for the lab with an application fee of ₹ 500/- (Payable by demand draft or wire transfer). Application form is available here.

The program is open to only 12 selected candidates. The course fee of ₹1,50,000 covers food and accommodation.

Submission deadline: 31st December 2013

To know the detailed program and more about mentors, click here.
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Billy Crudup, Anton Yelcin, Selena Gomez, Laurence Fishburne Join William H. Macy’s Rudderless

It was announced today that Billy Crudup (“Almost Famous,” “Watchmen”), Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek,” “Terminator Salvation,” “Like Crazy”), Selena Gomez (“Spring Breakers”) and Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Contagion, “Man of Steel”) will star alongside William H. Macy (“Fargo”) and Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”) in Unified Pictures’ music drama Rudderless. Macy is making his feature directorial debut, directing “Rudderless.”

The film is being produced by Keith Kjarval through his Unified Pictures production/finance banner. Brad Greiner, through his Amberdale production banner, is also producing alongside Kjarval and Unified.

Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International is handling foreign sales on the project and will introduce the feature film to buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market in May.

Rudderless” is a musical drama about the power of a parent’s love. When a grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his deceased son’s original music, he forms a band,
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Claire Danes In As Cool As I Am First Look Photo

Currently in post-production, Radiant Films International has announced it will be handling the foreign rights to the heartwarming comedy drama As Cool As I Am. Starring Claire Danes (“Homeland,” The Hours), James Marsden (X-men), Sarah Bolger (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Thomas Mann (Project X), Jeremy Sisto (Robot & Frank) and two time Academy Award nominee Peter Fonda (Ulee.S Gold), the film centers around a bright and intelligent teenage girl, Lucy (Bolger) and her almost boyfriend Kenny (Mann), who come of age in a small rural town. With her often absent and very young parents (Marsden and Danes) more in need of guidance and parenting than their daughter, Lucy turns to cooking shows to cope with the turbulent pains of adolescence and finds particular comfort in the celebrated culinary personality, Mario Batali. While Lucy charges ahead toward womanhood and her dream of becoming a chef, her mother is desperately searching for her
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In Defence of… Kristen Stewart

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It seems too easy to bash this girl; everyone seems to be jumping on board. In fact, it has become a meme to find things with more facial expressions than Kristen Stewart. Her sparkly companion, Robert Pattinson, receives criticism too but less for reasons that are unknown – perhaps it’s because of how openly he bashes the franchise or because he’s in Harry Potter or people have seen other outings of his and are basing their opinions on more than one film. What is hard to understand is why this criticism of Kristen Stewart is so commonplace, so ordinary, so definite, when it is blatantly, blatantly so wrong. You may disagree right now but think of it without being biased and how awful, awful the Twilight franchise is, think about her other performances, can you see what there is actually to see, her talent?

The animosity that is directed
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Toronto Film Festival 2012: Walter Salles Working on New On The Road Cut

On the Road movie reedited for Toronto screening Based on Jack Kerouac's '50s novel, Walter Salles' Otr adaptation starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart (above photo) will be screened at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. We all knew that. What we didn't know is that Tiff 2012 will unveil a new cut of the film (via indieWIRE), which premiered last spring at the Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews. The 2hr20m drama has been downsized to approximately 125 minutes. That's an interesting development, as Otr has already been screened in several countries, with varying degrees of box-office success. [Check out the On the Road trailer. Check out Kristen Stewart On the Road poster; Garrett Hedlund On the Road poster.] Otr movie reedit hardly unique On the other hand, different cuts shown in different countries is hardly something new. Whether as a result of poor critical/box-office reception, (perceived) local sensibilities, and/or censorship, the movie you watch in, say, Canada isn't necessarily the exact same movie watched by someone in Singapore,
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Breaking Dawn Part 2 – Taylor Lautner Imprinting, Kristen Stewart Loves Bella

Now that the new teaser trailer for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 has been released in full, I want to backtrack to some Kristen Stewart and Taylor news bites that came out earlier this month concerning Bella Swan, Jacob Black, and fictional Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart love child Renesmee (who will be portrayed my Mackenzie Foy). In short, according to them, don’t question Stewart’s love for Bella and Twilight, and don’t get freaked out by buff guy/werewolf baby imprinting.

related | Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 – Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, & Taylor Lautner Tease

Kristen Stewart spoke on the role that made her a household name and made herself rather clear on the matter:

The reason they say I don’t like Twilight is because I don’t smile at the premiere. But I do smile at the f—ing premiere of Twilight. People’s opinion of my opinion of
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