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Tessa Ross quits National Theatre after five months

16 April 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The former head of Film4 has resigned from her post as National Theatre chief executive after less than six months in the job.

Ross cited structural concerns as her reason for the departure. She was appointed to the job in March 2014 and began her new role last November, working alongside Nt director Rufus Norris, who officially succeeded Nicholas Hytner earlier this month.

However Ross ultimately decided that the National Theatre was not big enough for two creative executives at the top and has chosen to step aside at the end of April.

“I joined the Nt last year and have got to know the organisation in great detail,” stated Ross, who will stay on as consultant during the search for a replacement.

“However, it has become clear to me that the new leadership structure, with a separate role of chief executive, is not right for the Nt at this time, and so I have »

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Freida Pinto Talks Tabletop Dancing, Breakups, and Considering TV

16 April 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Freida Pinto would like two poached eggs, but the trouble is, only one arrived with her avocado toast and salad. Protein, she says, is essential on a day like today. With impeccable manners, 30-year-old Pinto asks for her order to be corrected. I feel for the woman. She's working through lunch and talking with me at the restaurant in New York's Crosby Street Hotel during what's an already long press day for her new film, Desert Dancer. Source: Popsugar Photography / Allie Merriam Without further ado, another egg arrives. All is well. Getting Desert Dancer to theaters has taken some time. The movie, which began filming almost three years ago, is about a group of friends in Iran whose shared passion for dance leads to trouble. It's loosely based on the true story of the performer Afshin Ghaffarian. The film became something of a passion project for Pinto, who undertook a year of rigorous dance study, »

- Allie-Merriam

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Freida Pinto Talks Tabletop Dancing, Breakups, and Considering TV

16 April 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Freida Pinto would like two poached eggs, but the trouble is, only one arrived with her avocado toast and salad. Protein, she says, is essential on a day like today. With impeccable manners, 30-year-old Pinto asks for her order to be corrected. I feel for the woman. She's working through lunch and talking with me at the restaurant in New York's Crosby Street Hotel during what's an already long press day for her new film, Desert Dancer. Source: Popsugar Photography / Allie Merriam Without further ado, another egg arrives. All is well. Getting Desert Dancer to theaters has taken some time. The movie, which began filming almost three years ago, is about a group of friends in Iran whose shared passion for dance leads to trouble. It's loosely based on the true story of the performer Afshin Ghaffarian. The film became something of a passion project for Pinto, who undertook a year of rigorous dance study, »

- Allie-Merriam

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Hot off the press! Dil Dhadakne Do Posters released leading up to trailer launch soon!

15 April 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Fans cannot wait to see the trailer of Dil Dhadakne Do and they don’t have long to wait because it will release in less than 30 minutes.

To amp your excitement (if that is even possible!) they have given us the treat of 2 posters!

Check them out

Dil Dhadakne Do’ is a bittersweet comedy-drama that focuses on one dysfunctional family’s array of tangled and tumultuous relationships on the high seas, as the socially ambitious Mehra family embark on a 10-day cruise that changes their lives forever.

Dil Dhadakne Do’ boasts an impressive pool of talent, both in front and behind the camera; it is written and directed by Zoya Akhtar (Luck By Chance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara), regarded as amongst India’s most critically and commercially successful female directors, and stars an A-list line-up of, including Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Shefali Shah (Monsoon Wedding, Gandhi, »

- Stacey Yount

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Desert Dancer: Freida Pinto Talks Dance, Her Character, and Afshin Ghaffarian

14 April 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Set in Tehran during the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, Desert Dancer follows the true story of a young man named Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie), who just wanted the freedom to express himself through dance. Afshin and a group of dancers, including Elaheh (Freida Pinto), risk their lives by forming an underground dance company, and through performance uncover a passion for dance and one another. [caption id="attachment_443397" align="alignright" width="351"] Image via Relativity Media[/caption] During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Freida Pinto talked about what drew her to this project, how all of the dance training and injuries was worth the final result, getting to meet the truly inspiring Afshin Ghaffarian, balancing the beauty and the ugliness of her character, feeling the freedom of artistic expression while making the film, and how the success of Slumdog Millionaire changed her life. Collider: This is such an inspiring story and the dancing is so beautifully shot. »

- Christina Radish

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Hot projects on Screenbase

13 April 2015 5:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Projects new to Screenbase include Ricky Gervais’ satire Special Correspondents, Garth Davis’s survival tale Lion, and Nadav Lapid’s The Kindergarten Teacher.Garth DavisLion

Adapted from the true story “A Long Way Home,” Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) joins Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) in the cast, which also includes India’s best actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Priyanka Bose, and Deepti Naval.

Garth Davis will direct while Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, and Angie Fielder will produce for See-Saw Films in association with Sunstar Entertainment and Aquarius Films.

The film is co-financed by Screen Australia and will be distributed worldwide by The Weinstein Company, excluding New Zealand and Australia, which Transmission Films will cover.

Ricky GervaisSpecial Correspondents

Netflix has acquired world rights to the comedy, which has plans for a 2016 launch.

Produced by Chris Cohen, Aaron L. Gilbert, and Manuel Munz for Bron Studios and Unanimous Pictures, the comedy »

- mam27@bu.edu (Monica Mendoza)

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Vin Diesel And Chris Rock Join Ang Lee Drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

9 April 2015 2:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In one of the most intriguing casting announcements to emerge in recent weeks, Deadline reports that Vin Diesel and Chris Rock have both been locked in to appear in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

The intrigue is sparked largely because of the film’s source material, story, tone and director. Brokeback Mountain‘s Ang Lee directs the film from a script by Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy, which is in turn based on the novel by Ben Fountain. There’s no sign of car chases or broad comedy; two elements that usually attract Diesel and Rock. That’s not to infer that neither of capable of delivering dramatic performances, just that their involvement is unexpected.

And if the company of acting talent is anything to go by, they are involved in a grand ensemble. Newcomer Joe Alwyn leads the movie as Billy Lynn, a 19-year old whose wartime heroics »

- Gem Seddon

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Freida Pinto Finally Opens Up About Breakup With Dev Patel

9 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Freida Pinto and "Slumdog Millionaire" costar Dev Patel ended their six-year relationship back in 2014 -- but now, she’s finally spilling on the split. "Dev and I are best friends. That’s never going to change," Pinto tells USA Today. "Everybody has their own discoveries to make. Their own surprises, their own disappointments, and they’re all part and parcel of life." "There is no way one person can sit down and go, 'But why did this happen to me?' Or, 'It was all going well, what the hell happened?' Or, 'No, this just can't be,' the denial of it," she continues. "Running away from it is not going to help you find your answers. So we're facing it. And we're dealing," she adds. The couple started dating after meeting on the set of "Slumdog Millionaire" back in 2008. The flick won Academy Awards and made these two a darling couple in Hollywood. »

- tooFab Staff

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Freida Pinto Talks Dev Patel Split: We Are "Best Friends, That's Never Going to Change"

9 April 2015 5:42 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Freida Pinto and Dev Patel are still in each other’s lives. Almost four months after Us Weekly exclusively broke the news that the Slumdog Millionaire costars and couple of six years had called it quits, Pinto, 30, addressed the breakup for the first time in a new interview with USA Today.  "Everybody has their own little discoveries to make,” she said. “Their own surprises, their own disappointments, and they're all part and parcel of life. There is no way one person can sit down and go, 'But [...] »

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Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker join Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

9 April 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Vin Diesel is no doubt on cloud nine right now. Having only been released for less than a week, Diesel’s Fast & Furious 7 has already grossed over $400 million worldwide, paving the way for more high-speed car high-jinks in the coming years. But for now, the actor is stepping out of the driver’s seat and into something a little more mellow.

Deadline is reporting that Vin Diesel and comedy-actor Chris Tucker (Silver Linings Playbook) are set to join the already stellar cast for director Ang Lee’s (Life of Pi) newest project, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

The film tells the story of 19-year-old soldier Billy Lynn and his squad, who survive an Iraq battle that is captured by embedded news cameras, causing them to become celebrated as heroes. They are brought home by the Us administration for a promotional tour that culminates at the halftime show of »

- Scott J. Davis

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Vin Diesel And Chris Tucker Join Ang Lee's Billy Lynn

8 April 2015 5:56 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Edging towards some sort of record for the most eclectic cast ever assembled, director Ang Lee has just added two more names to his roster for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker have signed up to join Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and newcomer Joe Alwyn.There's no indication of who either will be playing yet, but it's the first time Diesel has turned out for anything other than an action role (Groot nothwithstanding) since Find Me Guilty in 2006. On that occasion he was working for Sidney Lumet, so clearly he's amenable to taking a risk for the right director.Tucker, meanwhile, has been quiet since Silver Linings Playbook in 2012, partly thanks to a lifestyle change since his Jackie Brown / Rush Hour heyday. But it's an interesting footnote that he was previously part of another unusually varied cast in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. »

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First trailer for breakout Sundance hit Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

8 April 2015 11:41 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The smash hit of the Sundance Film Festival, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl gets its first trailer and it’s everything we hoped it would be, offering up some heartfelt moments, subtle humour, movie-making jokes, Nick Offerman, and cats.

The film, which took home both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in January tells the tale of budding filmmaker Greg (Thomas Mann) and his friendship with Rachel (Olivia Cooke), a classmate dying of cancer.  Together with his friend Earl (Rj Cyler), the pair of friends set out to make a film especially for Rachel.

The film was the subject of a bidding-war between studios with Fox Searchlight picking up the rights with many pegging it as the next Whiplash, the recent Academy Awards contender that swept Sundance in early 2014.   And like Whiplash, the script for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was a »

- Rachel West

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Freida Pinto Stresses Freedom of Expression in Relativity Studios’ ‘Desert Dancer’

8 April 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On the heels of the news that Relativity Media founder and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh has secured $250 million in financing from San Francisco-based VII Peaks Capital in advance of his film and television studio’s speculated Ipo, the company’s latest film, “Desert Dancer,” earned high praise at its New York premiere on Tuesday night at the Museum of Modern Art.

Famed ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, news anchor Katie Couric and “Friends” star David Schwimmer were among many guests who applauded the biographical film starring Freida Pinto and Reece Ritchie about Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life to create an underground dance company in Tehran despite a strict ban on dancing set by Iran’s Islamic rulers in 2009.

“The film is more than ‘Footloose’ set in Iran,” director Richard Raymond told Variety at the screening hosted by Cinema Society. “It’s about the freedom of expression and how important »

- Paul Chi

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Rooney Mara Joins Nicole Kidman & Dev Patel in Survival Drama 'Lion'

7 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Even though we're probably not going to see a sequel to the American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, that doesn't mean we won't be seeing plenty of Rooney Mara. The actress stars in this summer's classic fairytale adaptation Pan, and now THR reports the actress has joined the cast of an Indian survival drama called Lion, which has already been picked up for distribution by The Weinstein Company. The film has Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) on board, and justadded The Two Towers star David Wenham with production recently finishing in India and moving to Australia soon. So what's the drama about? Well, it's based on a true story called A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, which chronicles the author's life journey as he boarded the wrong train in India, and ended up thousands of miles away from home, forced to live on the streets in Kolkata. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Stewart 'in Talks' to Be Featured in Subversive Iraq War Homefront Satire

4 April 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart, 'Camp X-Ray' star, to join cast of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Kristen Stewart to join 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' movie After putting away her Bella Swan wig and red (formerly brown) contact lenses, Kristen Stewart has been making a number of interesting career choices. Here are three examples: Stewart was a U.S. soldier who befriends an inmate (Peyman Moaadi) at the American Gulag, Guantanamo, in Peter Sattler's little-seen (at least in theaters) Camp X-Ray. She was one of Best Actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore's daughters in Wash Westmoreland and the recently deceased Richard Glatzer's Alzheimer's drama Still Alice. She was the personal assistant to troubled, aging actress Juliette Binoche in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria, which earned her a history-making Best Supporting Actress César. (Stewart became the first American actress to take home the French Academy Award. »

- Andre Soares

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Kristen Stewart Joins Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk

2 April 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fresh off a solid run of critically-praised performances, Kristen Stewart is on the cusp of finally shedding those dreaded Twilight associations. Delivering a trifecta of powerhouse turns in Clouds of Sils Maria, Camp X-Ray and Still Alice, the days of being saddled with the Bella Swan tag are over, as The Wrap now reports that Stewart is in final negotiations to star in Ang Lee’s next movie, Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk.

Based on the best-selling novel by Ben Fountain, the movie cast newcomer Joe Alwyn as the titular Billy Lynn, a 19-year old private in the U.S. military whose overseas wartime heroics are captured by the media. Upon returning stateside Billy and the rest of Bravo Company are ceremoniously welcomed by the U.S. government. The crew are thrown onto a parade lap that culminates in the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game, where they are honored during »

- Gem Seddon

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Kristen Stewart Joins Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’S Long Halftime Walk

2 April 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Kristen Stewart is gearing up to work with an Oscar-winning director. The Wrap reports that the actress is in negotiations to join the ensemble of Ang Lee’s upcoming Iraq War movie Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Based on the Ben Fountain novel of the same name, the film is an Iraq War satire that takes place in Texas and revolves around the surviving members of a squad of soldiers who, while preparing to return to Iraq, embark on a media-intensive “Victory Tour” at Texas Stadium. Most of the story takes place on the day of their appearance at the stadium, with flashbacks scattered throughout. Newcomer Joe Alwyn is set in the lead, but the project will reunite Stewart with her On the Road co-star Garrett Hedlund. She’ll be playing the titular character’s older sister. Lee is working from a screenplay by Oscar-winning scribe Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire »

- Adam Chitwood

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Kristen Stewart Joins Ang Lee's 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'

2 April 2015 7:47 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Ang Lee continues to put together his troupe of actors for his upcoming movie, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, an adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel. Today we learn Kristen Stewart joins the cast, which will be lead by newcomer Joe Alwyn playing the title character as he and his Bravo squad mates have become heroes thanks to an embedded Fox News crew's footage of their firefight against Iraqi insurgents. During one day of their bizarre Victory Tour, set mostly at a Thanksgiving Day football game at Texas Stadium, they're wooed by Hollywood producers, smitten by Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, and share a stage at halftime with Beyonce. Guzzling Jack and Cokes and scuffling with fans, the Bravos are conflicted soldiers. Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) wrote the screenplay and Garrett Hedlund and Steve Martin co-star. Production begins later this month and some are suggesting this could be done for awards season this year, »

- Brad Brevet

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Kristen Stewart Takes A 'Long Halftime Walk' With Ang Lee

2 April 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With films by David Fincher, Walter Salles, and Olivier Assayas under her belt, and upcoming movies from Drake Doremus, Woody Allen, and Kelly Reichardt on the horizon, Kristen Stewart has found a steady groove of working with auteurs. And now she's adding another big name to her CV. The Wrap reports that the actress has joined Ang Lee's "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk." She'll join Joe Alwyn, Steve Martin and Garrett Hedlund in the Simon Beaufoy ("Slumdog Millionaire," "127 Hours") penned adaptation of Ben Fountain's National Book Award Finalist about a young infantryman, who survives a firefight in Iraq in 2005 and is honored by George W. Bush during the Dallas Cowsboys halftime show at Thanksgiving, along with his fellow soldiers. After the celebration, they all return to Iraq to serve their country. Lensing will begin on the movie later this month and while it might seem like a tight squeeze »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Kristen Stewart In Talks For Ang Lee's Latest

1 April 2015 5:26 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Ang Lee’s new project, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, is one we’ve got our eyes on. The Oscar-winning director, a darling of the Academy, is quietly assembling an intriguing cast for his take on Ben Fountain's zeitgeisty novel. Kristen Stewart, fresh from an attention-grabbing turn in Still Alice, looks like being the next to join Steve Martin and Garrett Hedlund in Lee’s ensemble.The story flashes back and forth between a squad of eight Us soldiers, the titular Billy Lynn (British newcomer Joe Alwyn) among them, sheepishly taking the limelight - and the hero-worship – of Cowboys Stadium during an NFL game at which they’re guests of honour, and their traumatic tour in Iraq. If and when she signs up, Stewart will play Lynn’s big sister Kathryn.Simon ’Slumdog Millionaire’ Beaufoy has adapted the novel and will be juicing it for satirical, peppery comment on »

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