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Mark Gooder, Alison Thompson launch Cornerstone Films

28 April 2015 12:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The film industry veterans have unveiled their London and La-based company and strategic alliances with London’s Potboiler Films and Berlin-based X Filme.

Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood’s Potboiler Films and X Filme run by Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott will each channel up to two films a year for financing and sales into Cornerstone Films.

Thompson will hit the Croisette with the prestige drama Denial starring Hilary Swank and Tom Wilkinson.

As first reported on Screendaily, the film is based on Deborah E Lipstadt’s book History On Trial: My Day In Court With A Holocaust Denier about a courtroom clash with the notorious historian David Irving. David Hare has adapted the screenplay.

Thompson will fold her Sunray slate into the new venture, which includes Asif Kapadia’s Midnight selection Amy Winehouse documentary Amy and Vincent Perez’s Alone In Berlin starring Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl and Brendan Gleeson

Cornerstone will reveal »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Two Oz docs to screen in family-friendy Sydney Film Festival

27 April 2015 8:09 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Maya Newell.s Gayby Baby and Lisa Nicol.s Wide Open Sky will screen as part of an expanded program of family-friendly cinema at the 62nd Sydney Film Festival.

Also premiering will be Tomm Moore.s Oscar-nominated animated documentary Song of the Sea and Indian director M. Manikandan.s live action adventure The Crow.s Egg.

In addition, a kids animation showcase will feature shorts targeted at children aged 3-8.

Gayby Baby tells the stories of four children who recount their experiences of growing up with same-sex parents.

The follow-up to Nicol's ABC documentary Outback Choir, Wide Open Sky chronicles the journey of a children's choir in a remote, disadvantaged region from auditions to end-of-year concert.

Sydney Film Festival director Nashen Moodley said the expanded family program is replete with a range of styles and genres.

"The festival aims to ignite a love of film in audiences both young and old, »

- Don Groves

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Why 1980 Was the Best Year in Movie History

27 April 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others?  History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies?  So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »

- Richard Rushfield

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Time Machine: Nolan and Producer-Wife Following 'Inception' 'Snub'

24 April 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas on the Oscars' Red Carpet Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas at the Academy Awards A very blasé-looking Christopher Nolan, shortlisted as one of the producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Inception and as the writer of the film's original screenplay, arrives with his wife and fellow Inception producer Emma Thomas at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Of course, Christopher Nolan also directed Inception, but he was not included in the Academy's Best Director shortlist. Instead, nominated were: David Fincher for The Social Network. Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan. Joel and Ethan Coen for True Grit. David O. Russell for The Fighter. Tom Hooper, the eventual winner, for The King's Speech. In case the incredibly successful British filmmaker was disappointed, angered, or downright outraged at being bypassed one more time by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts »

- D. Zhea

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New Projects: ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Battle of the Sexes’, and ‘Russ and Roger Go Beyond’

23 April 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There must be something fashionable to the idea right now of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Hollywood now has four Robin Hood movies in production, more than anyone really needs, perhaps even the poor. Tuesday Deadline reported that Warner Bros. had “quietly” put a new Robin Hood movie into production, this one being developed by the script writer for the upcoming Aquaman movie Will Beall. Deadline counts three others for it to storm the castle with: a family friendly swashbuckler from Disney called Nottingham & Hood, a Batman Begins style origin story aptly titled Robin Hood: Origins, and one from Sony that’s described as “Fast & Furious meets Mission: Impossible style reinvention of the tale.” With those four incredibly original ideas, anyone think this is the rich stealing from the poor?

Robin Hood isn’t the only Hollywood property currently with competing projects. A few weeks back, »

- Brian Welk

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Blu-ray details for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie revealed

22 April 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced details for the Blu-ray release of Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Sigourney Weaver (Aliens), Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), which will arrive on June 16th.

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In addition to the standard edition of Chappie, Sony will also release the Blomkamp³ Limited Edition Collection Blu-ray set, which will also include Blomkamp’s Elysium and District 9.

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Scoop Anil Kapoor to dub for Family Guy

22 April 2015 3:03 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Along with Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor continues to be one of Indian cinema's two biggest brand ambassadors in Hollywood. After doing the uproariously successful Slumdog Millionaire and the serial 24 (in America and its desi remake) Anil is all set to cover himself with more glory. Next week Anil flies to Los Angeles to dub for one of the characters in the very successful and the supremely politically incorrect adult animation serial Family Guy as a guest star. While Anil is reluctant to reveal details of what character he would be dubbing for, he does admit that doing a voice for Family Guy is something that has given him an elevated status in the Kapoor khandaan. "My children are crazy about the show. They can't believe I am doing a voice in Family Guy." Some of the biggest stars of Hollywood like Brad Pitt have done guest voices on the show. »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Emma Stone and Steve Carell to star in Battle of the Sexes

22 April 2015 2:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline has reported that Fox Searchlight has set a start date on Battle of the Sexes, based on the gender-battle tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will helm the project, while Emma Stone (Birdman) and Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) are set to play King and Riggs respectively. Simon Beaufoy, Oscar winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire has written the script, which is being co-produced by Danny Boyle (127 Hours).

The race to get the film out first will be crucial, as two other rival projects are set to go into production this year as well: Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti are playing King and Riggs in a HBO and Playtone production, while Will Ferrell is still circling Match Maker, which is being co-produced by his own Gary Sanchez Productions.

The story of King and Riggs became a zeitgeist event back in 1973, when the 29-year old No. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Emma Stone, Steve Carell Engage In Battle Of The Sexes

21 April 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Crazy, Stupid, Love, Match? Emma Stone and Steve Carell are attached to star in Fox Searchlight’s Battle of the Sexes, which will portray the famed match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Stone will play King, the No. 2 ranked female tennis player in 1973 when she, at 29, was challenged by and bested 55-year-old Wimbledon great Riggs (Carell), who came out of retirement for the match.

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the team behind Little Miss Sunshine, will direct from a long-gestating script by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). The scribe has been working with King on the screenplay (Riggs passed away in 1995), which is expected to be comedic but still address important political issues. Danny Boyle will produce.

This is one of three competing projects about the match between King and Riggs, though it’s currently predicted to be the first in front of cameras. HBO is working on an »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Emma Stone to Face Steve Carell in 'Battle of the Sexes' Tennis Match

20 April 2015 3:17 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After playing father and son in Crazy Stupid Love, last year's Oscar-nominated stars Steve Carell and Emma Stone will face each other on the tennis court. You may remember that over a year ago, we learned Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, the director and writer behind Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, were developing a film about the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973. Now Deadline reports Fox Searchlight is behind the film to be produced by Boyle, but directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, directors of Ruby Sparks and Little Miss Sunshine. For those who don't know, this iconic match is one of the most talked about events in sports history. Riggs came out of retirement at age 55 to play King in five matches to see who was truly the best after ragging on female tennis players frequently throughout his career. King »

- Ethan Anderton

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Steve Carell and Emma Stone Set for Battle Of The Sexes

20 April 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Steve Carell and Emma Stone are set to star as rival tennis champs in Fox Searchlight's film adaptation of the so-called Battle of the Sexes, the 1973 tennis match between the 29 year-old Billie Jean King, ranked No. 2 in the world at the time, and Bobby Riggs, the 55 year-old Wimbledon champion, who came out of retirement for the match. The match between King and Riggs became a huge national event, earning the highest TV ratings since the Moon Landing. Little Miss Sunshine helmers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will direct the script from 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy. [caption id="attachment_376765" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via 20th Century Fox[/caption] Beaufoy has been quietly working on the script over the last several years with cooperation from King - Riggs died in 1995. Per Deadline, the film will be "a comedy with dramatic and political overtones" in the vein of Little Miss Sunshine. The film is set to »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Steve Carell & Emma Stone Reteam For 'Battle Of The Sexes,' Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris To Direct

20 April 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Hollywood loves nothing more than pitting two projects against each other, and the latest is the true story about an oddball sports rivalry that captivated the nation. Earlier this year it was reported that Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti would topline HBO's movie based on the 1973 Battles Of The Sexes tennis match between the 29 year-old, number two-ranked Billie Jean King, and the retired loud-mouthed champ Bobby Riggs. Now, a much starrier version is moving forward fast. Fox Searchlight has rounded up "Crazy Stupid Love" co-stars Steve Carell and Emma Stone for "Battle Of The Sexes." This is the project that Danny Boyle once flirted with, and he's still on board to produce, with "Little Miss Sunshine" duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris now directing the script from "Slumdog Millionaire" and "127 Hours" scribe Simon Beaufoy. In short, this one has a ton of talent in front of and behind »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk to be released on Veterans Day

18 April 2015 7:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk has been given a release date.

The Hollywood Reporter announced that the film will be released on November 11 next year, which is Veterans Day in the Us.

An adaptation of Ben Fountain's 2012 novel of the same name, three-time Oscar winner, Ang Lee is directing.

Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Beaufoy has penned the adaptation alongside Jean-Christophe Castelli.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk follows a 19-year-old private who survives a battle in Iraq, along with his Bravo Squad unit.

Hailed as war heroes, he and the Bravo Squad are brought back to the Us for a promotional tour and appearance at a Dallas Cowboys football game.

The film will take place at the game, flashing back to events in the war and Billy Lynn's life. »

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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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