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Emma Watson and Miles Teller Circle 'La La Land'

5 June 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Emma Watson and Miles Teller are in early talks to star in writer-director Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land. Miles Teller starred in Damien Chazelle's breakthrough Sundance hit Whiplash, which took home both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.

The story centers on a lonely, aspiring actress (Emma Watson), desperately trying to find her way in Los Angeles, who meets a jazz pianist named Sebastian (Miles Teller). While they both quickly fall for one another, they soon realize that balancing their artistic endeavors and a romantic relationship is not as easy as they thought.

The Wrap managed to obtain Damien Chazelle's "lookbook" for the movie, which includes the following statement about the story from the filmmaker.

"I'd like to make a contemporary musical about L.A., starting with the L.A. we know but slowly building to a vision of the city as romantic metropolis-one that »

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As Gay Athletes Take Field, Ross Katz Boards ‘Out At Home’, Story Of First Gay Ballplayer Glenn Burke

3 March 2014 11:27 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Ross Katz, who produced The Laramie Project and the superb HBO pic Taking Chance, has signed on to write Out At Home: The Glenn Burke Story. He joins Juma Entertainment’s Jamie Lee Curtis and Robert Horowitz as producers of the film that tells the story of Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland A’s player Burke, who was honest with his teammates and management that he was gay at a time in the 1970s when such a revelation was unheard of. It’s still perilous today, though the Brooklyn Nets’ Jason Collins just became the first openly gay player to play on a major pro sports roster, and 2013 SEC co-defensive player of the year Michael Sam is preparing to enter the NFL draft as football’s first openly gay player. I have been surprised by the level of discussion on Espn, where some ex-jocks expect Sam’s draft stock »


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Trollhunter Director Andre Ovredal and Martin Sheen Team for The Autopsy of Jane Doe

6 February 2014 11:30 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Goldcrest Films released some pretty nifty casting news today as Martin Sheen has signed on for André Øvredal's (Trollhunter) next film, The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Read on for the latest.

Sheen will play Tommy, a mortician who is tasked with performing an autopsy on a beautiful young “Jane Doe.” The flick will be based on an original screenplay by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe is produced by Fred Berger (Taking Chance) and Eric Garcia (Matchstick Men) under their Impostor Pictures banner alongside Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh of 42 (Welcome to the Punch, Monsters: Dark Continent). Goldcrest’s Nick Quested and Pascal Degove are serving as executive producers.


Set in a small-town, family-owned mortuary, the film follows father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim – a beautiful young “Jane Doe.” As they attempt to figure out how she died and who she is, »

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Martin Sheen to lead Øvredal horror

5 February 2014 11:13 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Apocalypse Now star to lead cast on Goldcrest horror.

Martin Sheen is to star in psychological horror The Autopsy of Jane Doe, director Andre Øvredal¹s anticipated follow-up to Troll Hunter.

Goldcrest will be talking to buyers at the Efm about the 2013 Blacklist and Bloodlist project which is due to shoot this summer in London, with additional casting underway.

Apocalypse Now and The West Wing star Sheen will play Tommy, a small-town mortician who receives a mysterious homicide victim ­ a beautiful young “Jane Doe”, with no apparent cause of death.  

Based on an original screenplay by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, producers are Fred Berger (Taking Chance) and Eric Garcia (Matchstick Men) under their Impostor Pictures banner alongside Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh of 42 (Welcome to the Punch).

Goldcrest’s Nick Quested and Pascal Degove are executive producers with Goldcrest Post handling picture and sound post production. Sheen is repped by ICM.

Øvredal told Screen: »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Why Elisabeth Moss and Kerry Washington lost SAG Awards

18 January 2014 8:17 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

I warned you that Elisabeth Moss (“Top of the Lake”) would not win Best TV Movie/Mini Actress at the SAG Awards. Three-quarters of you were predicting she would add this trophy to her Golden Globe. But she was competing against four past Oscar winners and nominees. Helen Mirren (“Phil Spector”) beat Moss and joins Glenn Close (“The Lion in Winter,” 2004), Kevin Kline (“As You Like It,” 2007), Queen Latifah (“Life Support,” 2007), Kevin Bacon (“Taking Chance,” 2009), Drew Barrymore (“Grey Gardens,” 2009) and Paul Giamatti (“Too Big to Fail,” 2011) as someone who prevailed at SAG but not the Emmys for their movie/mini performances.  Tme and again SAG voters have chosen the name that is most familiar to them and do not necessarily account for the actual work nominated.   At the Emmys, there is a separate viewing panel for each award and judges must »

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