18 items from 2015
Cannes – Marvel Comics changed the face of Hollywood. Can legendary L.A. graphic novel publisher Humanoids now do something of the same for Europe?
Driving into international English-language live-action genre with American or international cast via a three-pic deal with Paris-based Full House, set up by former Wild Bunch and Films Distribution execs, the sweep of its ambition, France’s biggest genre push since Luc Besson, is fast becoming clear.
The slate takes in production pacemakers such as Spain’s Apaches Ent., behind Juan Antonio Bayona’s “The Impossible” and Liam Neeson-starrer “A Monster Calls,” as well as L.A. based Muse, producer of “Spring Breakers” and now “London Fields” with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
Outside Full House, Humanoids — whose movie production is headed by CEO Fabrice Giger and Pierre Spengler, producer of Ilya Salkind’s “Superman” trilogy, announced April 20 a multipic production deal with China’s Jetavana, »
- John Hopewell
Floria Sigismondi is perhaps best known for music video work, which has seen her collaborate with musicians and bands like David Bowie, Sigur Ros, Fiona Apple, Leonard Cohen, and more. But in 2010 she unveiled her feature directorial debut, "The Runaways," a somewhat underrated picture about the cult rock 'n roll band anchored by a flamboyant turn by Michael Shannon. Since then, she's had a couple of projects brewing away, but now her next one is set up. Variety reports that Sigismondi will direct an adaptation of Alejandro Jodorosky and Francois Boucq’s comic series "Bouncer." While Jodorowsky is known for his more fantastical work, this is actually a straight up western about the adventures of a gunslinger and saloon bouncer. We're really intrigued to see what the visually stylish Sigismondi can bring the genre. Promising stuff and likely more news on the horizon as this will start production in early »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Cannes doesn’t officially start till tomorrow, but the news is coming in quick and fast already! The first big news to come out of the glitz and glamour is that music video turned feature film director Floria Sigismondi has signed up to direct The Delivery Man.
Sigismondi, known for directing music videos for artists such as Muse, David Bowie and Marilyn Manson, made her feature film debut helming the The Runaways, the 1970s rock band biopic starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning as Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. But Sigismondi will steer very clear from her music background with The Delivery Man.
Adapted from Joe McGinniss Jr’s debut novel, The Delivery Man tells the story of three childhood friends who have been negatively affected by their years growing up Las Vegas. The novel follows Chase, who goes from having a promising art career to becoming a ‘delivery man’ for his escort friend Michele. »
- Lucy Cave
The Highland Film Group (Hfg) is fully financing and commences sales on the Croisette.
Jonathan Lemond adapts the screenplay from the book of the same name by Joe McGinniss Jr.
The Delivery Man is set against the surreal excess of Sin City and its artificial suburbs and gated communities where casinos lure residents and tourists alike. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The Runaways helmer Floria Sigismondi has been lined up to direct The Delivery Man, which Highland Film Group is financing and introducing to buyers here in Cannes. Based on the 2008 novel by Joe Mcginniss Jr, it’s being adapted by Jonathan Lemond, whose 2006 script The Professors, made the Black List. The Delivery Man is set against the surreal excess of Las Vegas and centers on a group of childhood friends whose lives have been affected by growing up there. Be True… »
Highland Film Group is financing and launching international sales at Cannes. Be True Productions’ John Domo (“Big Fish”) and Braxton Pope (“The Trust) will produce, with Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier executive producing alongside Molly Hassell.
“The Delivery Man,” published in 2008, is set against the surreal excess of Las Vegas – and the artificial suburbs, gated communities, and freeways that surround it. The novel centers on a young man who, after attending college in New York, returns to Vegas and is drawn into the lucrative but dangerous world of a teenage call-girl service with his childhood friend, a Salvadoran immigrant.
The novel was first optioned by Thom Mount in 2007. McGinness is the son of the late journalist Joe McGinness.
- Dave McNary
Sneak Peek new images of "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart, posing for the June 2015 issue of "Harper’s Bazaar" (UK), wearing Chanel for fashion photographer Alexi Lubormirski:
Stewart is best known for playing protagonist 'Bella Swan' in "The Twilight Saga" romance fantasy film series.
She is also noted for her work in independent films including "Panic Room" (2002), "Speak" (2004), "Zathura" (2005), "Into The Wild" (2007), "Adventureland" (2009), "The Runaways" (2010), "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012), "On the Road" (2012), "Camp X-Ray" (2014), "Clouds of Sils Maria" (2014), "Still Alice" (2015) and "Equals (2015).
Stewart is also 'the face' of the "Chanel" and "Balenciaga" fashion brands.
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- Michael Stevens
Read More: Watch: Elizabeth Banks Investigates Dakota Fanning in Chilling 'Every Secret Thing' Trailer When Dakota Fanning burst onto the scene at age seven in 2011's "I Am Sam," she already had the poise of a seasoned actress. Though she'd only appeared in small television roles, Fanning gave Sean Penn a run for his money as his astute daughter. (She stole most of their scenes together). For a while, Fanning had a corner on the market playing precocious children in bigger Hollywood productions. Now, with 55 credits to her name, Fanning has transcended that ability. Her recent choices have been decidedly risky: she's played a rape victim ("Hounddog"), delinquent teens ("Night Moves" and "The Runaways), and now a pregnant young woman alongside Richard Gere in "Franny," which recently premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. We caught up with Fanning to discuss her Hollywood childhood, her commitment to strong roles, »
- Emily Buder
This summer, the Mad Max series returns to the big screen. It's been 35 years since George Miller released the last Mad Max (Beyond Thunder). Today, Warner Bros. released a trailer that brings together the whole series, from beginning to upcoming. Check it out below.
Mad Max: Fury Road is a post-apocalyptic action set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.
Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max (Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following »
- Laura Frances
Kristen Stewart turns 25 this week, and she's built up quite a résumé for such a young star - did you even remember that she was a child star? She had an early breakout role in Panic Room, turned into a megastar after Twilight, and proved to be an onscreen badass thanks to movies like Snow White and the Huntsman and The Runaways. To honor her birthday, take a look back at pictures of all the different roles she's played over the years. »
Kristen Stewart has come a long way since she appeared alongside Jodie Foster in 2002's "Panic Room." The actress not only went on to star in the mega-successful "Twilight" saga, she also took on a slew of indies like "The Runaways" and "Still Alice" along the way. Stewart even recently became the first American actress to win a Cesar Award (the Cesars are the French equivalent to the Oscars, by the way) for her work in "Clouds of Sils Maria." Kristen turns 25 on April 9, and for this week's #Tbt we're looking back at pics of her life through the years in the spotlight...
- Alana Altmann
In just a few weeks the multiplexes will give way to the big, brash Summer blockbusters. Too late for last year’s Oscars (in the Us at least) is this historical true-life romantic drama, which, oddly enough, shares several figures and settings from one of last year’s award nominees. Mr. Turner told the story of one of the nineteenth century’s most celebrated painters. Many of that film’s scenes were set at the prestigious Royal Academy of Art, where the merits of different works were vigorously debated. One of the strongest voices was that of John Ruskin, fellow artist, historian, and critic. Now comes the story that didn’t make it into the Timothy Spall biopic, a scandalous tale concerning the marriage of Mr. Ruskin and the much younger Effie Gray.
At the film opens, the narration tells us of the courtship of now nineteen year-old Effie (Dakota Fanning »
- Jim Batts
When it comes to hairstyles, there can be only one truly iconic king, perched atop its fluffy throne gazing down upon the lesser looks. And that king is the mullet. We may think of the mullet as reserved for only certain types of celebrity, typically those of the country-western genre or perhaps ’80s hair bands, but many of our favorite stars rocked the business in front, party in back look. And for that, they must be celebrated.
When you’re having a bad hair day, never forget that Johansson spent most of 2003 with this coif.
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He may have sported this look in The Lost Boys, but we hope Sutherland brings it back if he does another run of 24.
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Long before Game of Thrones, we like to think Dinklage repaid his debts to the barber who gave him this look, like a Lannister always does. »
- Courtney Enlow
Kristen Stewart joins Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project (photo: Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria') This news bit has been everywhere online, but just in case you've missed it: History-making César Award winner Kristen Stewart has joined three-time Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams and two-time Oscar nominee Laura Dern in an as yet untitled drama set in Montana and to be directed by Kelly Reichardt.* Deadline.com first broke the story last week (Feb. 27, 2015). If all goes as planned, Kristen Stewart will play Boise lawyer Beth, who, nervous after accepting a teaching position in a small Montana town, befriends a local woman, Jamie, auditing her class.† Kelly Reichardt's usual partners Neil Kopp and Anish Savjani are producing the project, which is supposed to consist of a series of vignettes based on short stories by Maile Meloy. Also in the cast: James Le Gros (Point Break), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows »
- Zac Gille
A teaser for the upcoming Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy has been unveiled.
Love & Mercy opens on June 5 in the Us. »
Back in 2012, Kim Fowley (record producing prodigy of “The Runaways”), and a massive fan of Girls and Corpses Magazine, who had attended and hosted dozens of events for the newsstand magazine, decided what he wanted to do after he died. He wished to, “Have his freshly dead body photographed for the cover of Girls and Corpses Magazine with a couple hot fetish models.” The photoshoot was planned to take place upon his death and … Continue reading →
Famed music producer Kim Fowley, who died last Thursday, had a last wish ... he wanted to be abused and mutilated by fetish models.Fowley -- who worked with The Runaways, Kiss and Alice Cooper -- made plans in 2012 with the publisher of "Girls and Corpses" Magazine to feature his dead body on the cover.According to emails Kim sent the publisher, a photog, and his then-girlfriend -- the singer/songwriter wanted a full spread featuring »
- TMZ Staff
Sneak Peek actress Kristen Stewart ("Twilight") in the January 2015 issue of "Glamour" (Germany) magazine:
Stewart is best known for playing protagonist 'Bella Swan' in "The Twilight Saga" romance fantasy film series and work in indie films including "Panic Room" (2002), "Speak" (2004), "Zathura" (2005), "Into The Wild" (2007) and the comedy-drama "Adventureland" (2009).
Stewart then starred in "The Runaways" (2010), followed by "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012), "On the Road" (2012), "Camp X-Ray" (2014) and the upcoming features "Clouds of Sils Maria" (2014), "Still Alice" (2015) and "Equals" (2015).
Stewart also continues as the 'face' of the "Chanel" and "Balenciaga" fashion brands.
- Michael Stevens
18 items from 2015
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