8 items from 2010
Exclusive: Lit agent David Kopple is leaving Gersh to join CAA, I'm told. Kopple's list includes Marc Webb, the (500) Days of Summer director who's currently helming the 3D Spider-Man reboot for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Kopple also repped Dan Mazeau, Jose Padilha, Will McCormack and a host of other writers and directors. CAA wouldn't comment on his pending appointment or which clients will join him. »
- MIKE FLEMING
The actor is in final negotiations to star in "Premium Rush," a Columbia chase thriller being directed by David Koepp. He also is in talks to topline "Looper," a sci-fi thriller that will reteam him with "Brick" director Rian Johnson.
"Rush" sees Gordon-Levitt as a New York bike messenger who picks up an envelope at Columbia University, only to be chased throughout the city by a dirty cop desperate to get his hands on it. »
Academy Award nominees Jeff Bridges, Mo'nique, Gabourey Sidibe and Woody Harrelson got their Oscars weekend off to a great start in Los Angeles on Friday night by picking up top acting prizes at the 25th annual Independent Spirit Awards.
Mo'Nique and Sidibe's Precious was the night's big winner, claiming five honours - including Best Feature.
The winners are:
Piaget Producers Award - Karin Chien
Best Documentary - Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Best Foreign Film - An Education (U.K./France)
Best Feature - Precious »
"The Hurt Locker" editors, husband-and-wife team Bob Murawski and Chris Innis, earned the trophy for a dramatic film, topping a category that included "Avatar," "District 9," "Star Trek" and "Up in the Air."
"It's a great way to spend Valentine's Day, to win an award with my wife," Murawski said onstage, adding with a smile, "she did most of the work."
Editor Kevin Nolting earned the award for best edited animated feature for "Up," leading a group that included "Coraline" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox." Additionally, "The Cove" editor Geoffrey Richman won best edited documentary, a »
- By Carolyn Giardina
From Hollywood Crush: It was a pleasant surprise to wake up this morning and find that the Oscar nominations weren't a complete and total disaster. Sure, opening the best picture slot up to 10 nominees came a year too late (we will always mourn "The Dark Knight" getting shafted), but still, films like "An Education," "District 9" and "Up" were able to get the recognition they wouldn't typically receive but definitely deserve. And then there's "The Blind Side" getting a Best Picture nod, but we'll talk about that later.
There were, however, a few pleasant surprises in the mix. "In The Loop," the hysterical British political satire, got a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, Jeremy Renner received a well-deserved Best Actor nod and "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" earned nominations recognizing its costume design and art direction. Still, there was one break-out indie film this year we're surprised got the shaft »
- Terri Schwartz
It's official. (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb just landed the Spider-Man gig. He's been a favorite of Sony for some time and most recently auditioned for the Moneyball gig that ultimately went to Bennett Miller. It will be interesting to see what Webb, who comes from the world of music videos, does with the revamped Spider-Man. And more importantly, who will he and Sony cast as the new Peter Parker? »
- Nicole Sperling
From Splash Page: It looks like we were relatively spot-on with our picks for a "Spider-Man" director, as three of our five suggestions are now being rumored as top contenders to bring your friendly neighborhood webslinger back to the big screen. However, one of them — "500 Days of Summer" director Marc Webb — looks to be the favorite.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Sony's current director wishlist includes Webb, James Cameron ("Avatar"), David Fincher ("Zodiac"), and Wes Anderson ("Rushmore"). The site claims that Webb has already met with producers and studio execs about the "Spider-Man" reboot, and the plan is to get the film into production this year for a 2012 release. The long production time will allow the studio to film in 3-D.
Continue reading Has 'Spider-Man' Found A Director?
- Rick Marshall
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8 items from 2010
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