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The studio confirmed the date change Thursday but did not elaborate. It’s possible that “Mother!” could be premiered at the Telluride Film Festival or Venice Film Festivals — both which open on Aug. 30 — or even at the Toronto Film Festival, which opens Sept. 7.
“Mother!” is directed and produced by Darren Aronofsky through his Protozoa Pictures banner along with Scott Franklin and Ari Handel. It co-stars Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kristin Wiig, Domnhall Gleeson, and Ed Harris, in addition to Lawrence.
Lawrence and Bardem portray a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
- Dave McNary
Indian actor Anupam Kher, who plays the Pakistani father to Kumail Nanjiani in the hit film “The Big Sick,” has hundreds of film and TV credits, including such Western productions as Netflix’s “Sense8” and TWC’s “Silver Linings Playbook.” Upcoming is Netflix’s “The Indian Detective” with Russell Peters and the Weinstein Co.’s “Hotel Mumbai,” based on the terrorist attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in 2008, with Dev Patel and Armie Hammer.
How did you hear about the role in “The Big Sick”?
Kumail’s ex-agent in L.A., Priyanka Mattoo, is a distant cousin of mine. She called me and said there is this script. I don’t watch too much TV, so I didn’t know him. She said Kumail’s father wants you to play him, and I said, “Ok, send me the script.” I asked for Kumail’s number and called him. He thought it was a prank. I »
- Shalini Dore
Boy21, published by Little, Brown and Co., tells the story of two high school seniors in a rough town that is ruled by the Irish mob. One looks after his disabled grandfather, finding some respite when playing basketball, and the other is a former basketball prodigy whose life is upended by a tragedy.
John Whittington is currently onboard as a screenwriter for the project but no director or actors are as yet signed onto the film.
- Samuel Brace
Amazon is officially in business with the Pretty Woman.
Written by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, Homecoming is described as a political thriller that centers on three characters: a caseworker at a secret government facility (played by Roberts), her supervisor, and a soldier. The project is based on the fictional podcast of the same name, which starred Catherine Keener (as the caseworker), Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, Amy Sedaris and David Cross.
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Current production companies on the project are John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd and Channing Tatum’s Free Association. Producers are Barry Rosenstein; Mr. Mudd’s Russell Smith, Lianne Halfon, and Malkovich; and Free Association’s Tatum and Reid Carolin. Peter Kiernan is an executive producer.
Lionsgate has also hired screenwriter John Whittington, whose credits include “Lego Batman” and “Ninjago,” to adapt the novel. “Boy21,” published by Little, Brown & Co., centers on the relationship between two high school seniors in a rough town ruled by the Irish mob. One takes care of his disabled grandfather and finds escape on the basketball court; the other is a former basketball phenom whose life has been turned upside down by tragedy.
No director or actors have been attached yet to “Boy21.”
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: David O. Russell, who brought author Matthew Quick’s Silver Linings Playbook to the big screen back in 2012, is in talks to produce a new feature film based on yet another Quick book. Russell is developing the feature film adapation of author’s 2012 novel Boy21 with screenwriter John Whittington (Lego Batman, Green Eggs and Ham) screenwriting. Boy21 was published by Little, Brown & Co. the same year that Silver Linings Playbook was released. It’s about a boy… »
Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” may have been his 28-year-old passion project, but it was mostly ignored by audiences, grossing only $7 million in the U.S. opposite a $40 million budget. Something tells us the same fate won’t meet the director’s next project, which carries an even bigger budget and bigger stars.
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“The Irishman” is gearing up for production this summer, and it brings Scorsese back to the genre he helped define in the modern era and reunites him with some of the actors he helped make iconic. Anticipation is sky high (and warranted, given everything we know about the movie). Here are the 9 most essential bits of information you need to know:
1. The Movie is Martin Scorsese’s First Gangster Movie in Over A Decade
Scorsese has built his career on iconic gangster movies, »
- Zack Sharf
When Quentin Tarantino comes knocking, you answer the door. If that’s not an unspoken rule among Hollywood actors, then it very well should be. Tarantino has given movie history badass female protagonists like The Bride and Jackie Brown and wicked villains like Hans Landa and Calvin Candy. Even his cameos often pack more of a wallop than other director’s leading roles (see Michael Parks in “Kill Bill Vol. 2” and Jonah Hill in “Django Unchained”). All of this is to say the obvious: Tarantino creates unforgettable characters, and it wouldn’t be in your best interest to pass on it.
Tarantino is prepping his ninth feature, and if his earlier claim that he’ll retire after 10 films, this one will be his penultimate movie. Working once again with Bob and Harvey Weinstein, »
- Zack Sharf
It was barely four months ago that director Barry Jenkins stood alongside the baffled cast and crew of “Moonlight” at the Dolby Theatre after defying virtually every known Oscar convention in spectacular, immortal fashion. But just eight short weeks from now, the season will purr right back to life at the Venice and Telluride film festivals. Hollywood will set its sights on that coveted gold statuette for the 90th time, and a new flock of prestige productions will vie for the industry’s top honor.
New York-based distributor A24’s victory brought the best picture tally for independents (and studio dependents) up to nine over the past decade. The only major studio to score in that stretch was Warner Bros. with “Argo,” as the game of Oscar continues to be one of bolstering the financial outlook of artistic risks that conglomerate-tethered companies feel they can’t afford. A glance at the horizon this year reveals a healthy »
- Kristopher Tapley
Anupam Kher is in New York in connection with the promo of his international film The Big Sick. Apparently, he was invited by none other than the great Robert De Niro for lunch at his house on Father’s Day.
Sharing the excitement, Anupam Kher took to his twitter page to say, “When #GodOfActing #RobertDeNiro invites you for lunch on#FathersDay to his house, you can't eat, because your heart is in your mouth".
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Bollywood’s superlative actor Anupam Kher is presently on foreign shores, New York, to be precise. While there, he had met up with the Hollywood’s legendary superstar Robert De Niro. Readers may recall that the latter had starred with Anupam Kher in the much talked about film Silver Linings Playbook. Anupam Kher shared a handful ofRead More
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Two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) is set for a co-starring role in TNT’s hourlong mystery drama pilot The Deep Mad Dark, produced by John Wells. Written by Megan Martin and directed by Niels Arden Oplev, The Deep Mad Dark centers on Detroit neurosurgeon Polly Lewis who embarks on an unorthodox study in the field of memory and trauma. Her once-closest friend — the irreverent, brilliant Tash Hollander — comes home after living many years in a… »
Winfrey told a capacity crowd at the Zanuck Theater on the Fox lot that David Oyelowo had insisted that she look at DuVernay’s 2012 drama “The Middle of Nowhere,” which won the top prize at that year’s Sundance Film Festival. This then led to a Mother’s Day lunch at Winfrey’s home, where DuVernay brought in the biggest flower arrangement she could find leading Winfrey to agree to come on board as a producer and cast member on DuVernay’s “Selma.”
Winfrey told the crowd at the Producer Guild of America’s Produced By conference that she was moved by DuVernay’s behavior on the set, where it was often over 100 degrees.
“People treat me pretty well, so what I »
- Dave McNary
Kong: Skull Island is set for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD release on July 18th with a Digital HD release shortly before on June 20th, and along with the announcement Warner Bros. has also revealed what special features will be included.
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The special features include:
Director’s Commentary Creating a King: Realizing an Icon Creating a King: Summoning a God Monarch Files 2.0 Tom Hiddleston: The Intrepid Traveler Through the Lens: Brie Larson’s Photography On Location: Vietnam Deleted Scenes
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.
- Robert Kojder
We would like to kick off today’s Daily News Roundup by sending out our best wishes to Zack Snyder and his family, and the victims of the Manchester attack. Stay safe and hug those close to you.
Since its announcement, we’ve never really known what to call Universal’s Classic Monster’s Universe. It was a bit… clunky, you know? Well, the studio have announced we can officially call it The Dark Universe, and they also revealed Bride of Frankenstein will be the next entry following The Mummy. The studio released an image of the Dark Universe cast, which revealed Johnny Depp as The Invisible Man and Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster. No word yet on whether Angelina Jolie has been cast as The Bride, which was rumoured last year. Read more here.
Good Feelings From Hellboy
With news of a Hellboy reboot last week, »
- Luke Owen
Exclusive: Jakub Gierszal already confirmed to play math genius Stanislaw Ulam.
Lead producer Lena Vurma of Dragonfly Films confirmed Mongrel’s involvement in the project, which recently became the first project with a German director to receive support from the Tfi/Sloan Filmmaker Fund. (The production received an initial $75,000 toward production and pre-production.)
“We are very excited to be going on this adventure with our friends, the producers Lena Vurma and Mary Young Leckie. We loved the script immediately. It’s so smart and compassionate, filled with both great joy and stunning gravitas. We are convinced that Thorsten Klein will make an extraordinary movie with enormous contemporary relevance,” Charlotte Mickie, president of Mongrel International, told Screen Daily.
The film is a Germany-Poland-Canada co-production. It tells the story of Polish mathematician Stanislaw Ulam, who will be »
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"They're making a movie about emojis? How is that going to work?" If you thought that when first hearing about Sony's The Emoji Movie, you're not alone. The film's star, T.J. Miller, wondered the same thing when he was first approached to lend his voice to its lead character. But after chatting with the minds behind the animated movie, including director Tony Leondis and producer Michelle Raimo Kouyate (Silver Linings Playbook, Hotel Transylvania), Miller realized...
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Paramount Pictures has released the first poster for Mother!, the new film from director Darren Aronofsky that stars Jennifer Lawrence. No official plot details have been released yet, but with the arrival of this new poster, we could be getting the trailer and official synopsis in the near future. The movie is said to center on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence, although hopefully we'll learn more about this movie soon.
Paramount Pictures' Darren Aronofsky, has been given a wide release date of October 13. That date had previously been in place for the studio's Friday the 13th and the zombie sequel World War Z 2, but neither of those projects are arriving on that date now. Mother! will go up against The Foreigner, Half to Death and Marshall. It will also arrive between a few highly-anticipated movies as well. »
After she won an Oscar in 2013, Jennifer Lawrence insisted that nothing had really changed for her, at least as far as who she was on the inside. "I'm actually surprised at how surprised everyone is that nothing has changed or feels different," the actress said in an interview about nine months after she won Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook. "I think everyone believes that when you win an Oscar, it's like some sort of magical charm that changes everything in your life. It really hasn't. I have had the most amazing year—career wise—and I am so grateful and so honored, but it really hasn't changed anything for my personal life. I still put on my acting pants one leg at a »
Diane Keaton and Jacki Weaver are forming a squad. Deadline reports that the pair have signed on to star in “Poms,” a comedy about women in a retirement community who start a cheerleading team. The project marks Zara Hayes’ narrative directorial debut.
Hayes is an accomplished documentary filmmaker who is best known for co-directing 2013’s “The Battle of the Sexes,” an exploration of the events leading up to the famous 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. A similarly-titled narrative version of the story — “Battle of the Sexes” — is set to hit theaters September 22. Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in the comedy, which is co-directed by Valerie Faris.
The past few days have brought news of a number of female-driven films with protagonists over the age of 60 — a welcome change of pace. Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot will star in “The Midwife,” a dramedy about the relationship between a midwife and the mistress of her deceased father, and Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen are set to topline “Book Club,” an indie comedy about lifelong friends in their 60s whose worlds are rocked after reading “50 Shades of Grey.”
Diane Keaton and Jacki Weaver to Star in Zara Hayes’ “Poms” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
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