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Annapurna Gives Two-Picture Deal to David O. Russell

1 hour ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If I had a massive fortune to play with, I would probably do what Megan Ellison has been doing with her production company Annapurna. She gives out decently sized budgets to filmmakers with a vision, resulting in some terrific films like Her and Zero Dark Thirty. It makes me happy producers out there are still willing to develop and make films with a unique point of view, even if they do not always appeal to me (i.e. Spring Breakers). Last year, Annapurna teamed up with David O. Russell for American Hustle, a film that was met with a lot of backlash that I still thoroughly enjoyed (it even made my top 10 of last year). Well, it looks as if the Russell/Ellison working relationship was a good one because Russell has signed up for a two-picture deal with Annapurna. There is no word yet on what those projects will end up being, »

- Mike Shutt

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Megan Ellison back in the David O. Russell business with two-picture Annapurna deal

2 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Megan Ellison will stop at nothing until David O. Russell wins that Best Director Oscar. Ok, maybe that sounds a little desperate, but after throwing Russell the cash to make his swinging crime picture "American Hustle," Ellison appears even more invested in the writer-director's future. Word comes from Deadline that the artistic patron has made a two-picture deal with Russell through her company, Annapurna Pictures. Since its 2011 inception, Annapurna has financed passion projects from notable filmmakers in a la carte fashion. Ellison swooped in to save films like Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," while nurturing ambitious scripts from the get go, like Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," Spike Jonze's "Her." A two-picture deal is a first for the company, a promise to back whatever Russell wants to do. What could be the next Annapurna/Russell collaboration? This past January, »

- Matt Patches

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Katniss Is Subversive Revolutionary Leader in Thg Trailer

29 September 2014 8:35 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' trailer (image: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' poster) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer — or more specifically, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer — has been around for a little while. So this is one of those better-late-than-never posts. Directed by Francis Lawrence, who also handled the previous film in the franchise, Catching Fire, Mockingjay – Part 1 brings back Best Actress Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. Below you can watch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer titled “The Mockingjay Lives.” As you can see in the trailer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 revolves around subversive revolutionary and freedom fighter Katniss Everdeen, who sets out to rescue Peeta, a sort of prisoner whose "uniform" is a funky white costume. Four-time Academy »

- Zac Gille

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TV News Wrap Up: ‘Outlander’ Return Date, Josh Holloway to Star in ‘Colony’ & More

28 September 2014 6:48 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

This Week in TV:

Starz unveils the Outlander season 1, part 2 premiere date; USA casts Josh Holloway (Lost) as the lead in Colony; Seth MacFarlane’s Blunt Talk casts Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) as its female lead; and Netflix secures U.K. series Peaky Blinders.


Starz has announced that season 1 of its hit drama Outlander will return with the first of its final eight episodes on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

With season 2 already commissioned by the network, the adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling book series is certainly off to a strong start, but not just with the folks at Starz. ...

Click to continue reading TV News Wrap Up: ‘Outlander’ Return Date, Josh Holloway to Star in ‘Colony’ & More


- Daniel Johnson

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First look at Equals starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult

27 September 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Scott Free Films has released the first image from Equals, the new sci-fi romance from filmmaker Drake Dormus (Like Crazy), which stars Kristen Stewart (Twilight) and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past)…

According to THR, Equals “is set in the future, when emotions are a thing of the past and a new breed of humans called Equals live in harmony. But eventually a disease starts activating emotions in its victims, who are then sent away and never heard from again. Silas (Hoult) becomes infected, and realizes Nia (Stewart) has emotions too, but is able to hide them. They must team up to escape their surroundings in order to survive.”

Equals is set for release next year, with a cast that also includes Guy Pearce (The Rover) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook).

The post First look at Equals starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Jennifer Lawrence And Bradley Cooper Reunite In A Crop Of New Images From Serena

25 September 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two years after wrapping principal photography, we’re on the precipice of Serena landing in theatres – in the UK. Following a lengthy post-production process during which director Susanne Bier completed an additional two movies, the period drama is still a ways off landing in the Us. Does this suggest the editing suite woes are still too dangerous to unleash on the American public? Is the UK cinematic palette somehow more adept at coping with films that some reviewers have called a hot mess?

You’d think that reuniting Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper would be a shoo-in for the awards schedule. Cobbled together immediately after that flick, production was apparently going swimmingly. Until it wasn’t.

A Depression-era drama based on the novel by Ron Rash, it follows a young couple, Serena (Lawrence) and George Pemberton (Cooper), who run and own a successful timber mill in North Carolina during the 1920s. »

- Gem Seddon

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'Serena' Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Hits VOD Feb 26th, Theatrical March 27th; New Photos & Poster

25 September 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper must like each other a lot. They’ve appeared together in three movies almost in a row: “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle” and now the upcoming and long-delayed “Serena” (which was actually shot before the 'Hustle', the 2nd David O. Russell collaboration, after 'Playbook'). “Jennifer is such a wonderful girl. We’ve had so much fun working together and I’m so proud of her success,” Cooper recently told a South Jersey Magazine. “She’s one of the most down-to-earth and unpretentious individuals you could ever meet, and it’s such a pleasure to spend time with her. Jennifer is incredibly talented and she’s one of those natural performers who are instinctively good at what they do.” The movie’s narrative revolves around the emotional turmoil resulting after Lawrence’s titular character discovers she is unable to bear children and takes her anger out »

- Edward Davis

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Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper's 'Serena' Has a Release Date

25 September 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

While international trailers for "Serena" have been out for a while now, there had been no word on a U.S. release date for the long-delayed Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper historical drama -- until now.

In an interview with Thompson on Hollywood, Magnolia Pictures president Eamonn Bowles revealed that the flick would finally make its stateside debut in early 2015. "Serena" will first be available via VOD on February 26, with a theatrical release planned for March 27.

"Serena" has been notorious for its slow production/release schedule, and was actually shot way back in 2012, between Cooper and Lawrence's other big screen collaborations, "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle." But for whatever reason, the film, helmed by Danish director Susanne Bier, was never completely finished, and no news about a release strategy ever came together.

Then, word of an international release plan broke, but there was no news on a U.S. »

- Katie Roberts

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Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in new pictures from Serena

25 September 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

New pictures from Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper's upcoming film Serena have been released exclusively through Digital Spy.

The period drama, directed by acclaimed Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier, is based on the 2008 novel from American author Ron Rash.

Filming on the adaptation wrapped two years ago, before Lawrence and Cooper filmed Silver Linings Playbook together.

In Serena, the pair will play married couple Serena and George Pemberton, who run a powerful timber empire in the North Carolina mountains in the 1920s.

Lawrence's Serena is powerful and independent, but when she discovers her husband's dark secret it threatens to destroy the world she has built.

Serena will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on October 13 with Bier in attendance.

The film will arrive in UK cinemas on October 24, with a Us release date set for VOD on February 26. »

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Five actors who could play Deadpool instead of Ryan Reynolds

24 September 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thomas Roach with five actors who could play Deadpool instead of Ryan Reynolds….

The long awaited Deadpool movie has been greenlit and now has a release date of February 12th, 2016. It will likely go into production in the next few months but as yet there is still no confirmation that actor Ryan Reynolds, who played the character of Deadpool/Wade Wilson, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, will reprise his role.

The actor was involved with shooting test footage which was released in July which was praised by fans. Many people liked the footage and liked what Reynolds had done with the character in under two minutes.  It is highly likely that Reynolds will be involved in the film but some people still question his casting.

I’ll admit I was not happy with how the character turned out in X-Men Origins: Wolverine but seeing Reynolds in the test footage gave me »

- Thomas Roach

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Genre Films Can Break the Oscar Norm

24 September 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as a sleazy freelance TV reporter determined to go to any length in search of crime footage in Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler could get him “recognized as one of the most daring actors working in Hollywood today” and has been called some of the “best work of his career.” With this type of praise, award contention usually follows, but historically speaking, “genre films” don’t fare well at the Oscars. It’s not impossible for films that deviate from the Oscar norm — biopics, period pieces or dramas — to secure Oscar nominations for the actors involved, but looking back through the years, from 2000 to the present, shows that these films constitute a lower percentage of overall nominees.

Musicals are a type of “genre film” that actors have managed to score Oscar nominations for, though they have had more difficulty doing so since the late 60s. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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'Broad City,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' and 13 other Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Crackle Musts

23 September 2014 2:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

StreamFix counts up the best and most notable in new streaming video on the web every week. Check out our rundown of what to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and Crackle.   Netflix "Silver Linings PlaybookBradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence solve mental illness with a dance-off. Watch closely as Jacki Weaver sneaks into frame three or four times for an Oscar nomination. "Beginners" This delightful movie retraces he relationship between a downtrodden son (Ewan McGregor) and his father Hal (Christopher Plummer), who comes out as gay near the end of his life. Worth it to see Plummer in an Oscar-winning role roaming around the real La gay bar Akbar. "One Day" Anne Hathaway's best? Not by a long shot. But if you still have a vendetta against Hathaway for her streak of cloying interviews in late 2012, this is a good way to spite her.  "New Girl »

- Louis Virtel

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Boardwalk Empire's Shea Whigham to co-star on ABC's Agent Carter

23 September 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

ABC's next Marvel series, Agent Carter, has found it's male lead in the form of veteran actor Shea Whigham. Best known for his role as Eli Thompson on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Whigham boasts a pretty impressive resume with roles in The Wolf Of Wall Street, American Hustle, Non-stop, and Silver Linings Playbook. With Boardwalk Empire coming to a close, Whigham was looking for another project and Agent Carter fit the bill, giving him another role in law enforcement. Whigham will play tough »

- Alex Maidy

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Tiff 2014: How Chris Rock, New Distribution Blood Fueled Film Deals

21 September 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

As the final acquisition deals roll in on Toronto’s 2014 film festival movies, a couple of overriding themes emerged that bode well for the appetite for indie fare and have sellers smacking their lips for Afm, Sundance, Berlin and beyond. In a fest where Harvey Weinstein left his checkbook home and didn’t make a single splashy deal, I have never seen so many new players make statement buys at a festival than happened in Toronto.

The other intriguing development came on the fest’s biggest deal, when Paramount Pictures swooped into the auction of the Chris Rock-directed comedy Top Five, and blew buyers out of the water by paying $12.5 million for worldwide rights. It was the second straight fest where Paramount did this, after the studio made a precedent-setting pre-buy Cannes deal for the Denis Villeneuve-directed Amy Adams sci-fi film Story Of Your Life. Some established indie »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Star In New Photos Of Delayed Period Drama ‘Serena’

21 September 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“ ‘Serena’ was a fluke, really,” Bradley Cooper said in an interview last month. “Jennifer [Lawrence] was attached to it when we were doing ‘Silver Linings.’ And then I looked at it, and I knew Susanne [Bier], and it was, 'Why don’t we just do this together?' " Well, that fluke has turned into quite the controversial, long-delayed film, one that some have called a mess that “makes no sense,” while others have stood by it (including Magnolia, the film’s distributor). But there’s no denying the fact that “Serena” was completed almost two years ago and director Susanne Bier has shot and finished two entire film since (“Love Is All You Need” and “A Second Chance”). “Serena” is a Depression-era drama about newlyweds running a timber business in North Carolina, which is complicated when the wife cannot bear children. Cooper plays the husband, Lawrence the wife. “[Doing a period film] was part of my fascination, »

- Edward Davis

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Oscars News: Jennifer Lawrence will not three-peat at Oscars with delay of 'Serena'

18 September 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Lou Lumenick breaks news that the next Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper film "Serena" will not be eligible for the 2014 Oscars after all. It was going to be a long shot anyway based on the lack of buzz for the film, but it means Lawrence is completely out of contention for the first time in three years ("Silver Linings Playbook," 2012; "American Hustle," 2013). The Depression-era movie was filmed back in 2012 and has Cooper as a North Carolina lumber tycoon and Lawrence as his unhappy wife. The film will now screen at the London Film Festival in October and have a release plan only in Europe for the short term. While Lawrence can't three-peat at the Oscars this time, Cooper still has the Clint Eastwood film "American Sniper" film opening on Christmas Day. New York Post -Break- Join the lively film and TV discussions going on right now in the Gold Derby »

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Jennifer Lawrence For "Dior"

18 September 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images and footage of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence in a recent Dior fashion campaign.

"A powerful woman is someone who exudes confidence," said Lawrence, "and can be tough but fair and kind...and also knows how to get what she wants..."

At age 22, Lawrence's performance as 'Tiffany Maxwell' in the David O. Russell-directed romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012) earned her several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) and the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the second-youngest Best Actress winner at the Oscars.

For her supporting role in Russell's comedy-drama "American Hustle" (2013), she was awarded the Golden Globe Award, the BAFTA Award and received a third Academy Award nomination, all for Best Supporting Actress.

Lawrence is also known for playing 'Raven Darkhölme'/'Mystique' in the superhero film "X-Men: First Class" (2011) and its sequel "X-Men: Days of Future Past »

- Michael Stevens

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"Serena" Delayed As No-One Wanted It?

17 September 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following the success of "Silver Linings Playbook," "American Hustle," "The Hangover" and "The Hunger Games," you'd think that any film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper would become a 'must have' project for any distributor.

Throw in an award winning director like Susanne Bier ("In a Better World," "After the Wedding") and you can understand why interest would be high. Yet, no-one has been biting despite several screenings of several different cuts. Today, it was Magnolia Pictures that finally picked up the U.S. rights to the period drama without much fanfare says THR.

In fact, the trade goes so far as to say that Magnolia became a "default distributor" as no others wanted to take it and Magnolia's sister company 2929 Productions financed it. Magnolia is also skipping the awards season altogether and opting for an early 2015 release.

A buyer tells the trade "The film was so edited, it made no sense, »

- Garth Franklin

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Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are 'Bourne' again. Are they Hollywood's top actor/director pair?

17 September 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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What Really Happened to 'Serena,' Starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence

17 September 2014 2:23 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Back in 2012, before Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence co-starred in David O. Russell's Oscar-winning "Silver Linings Playbook" and its follow-up "American Hustle," the duo shot period drama "Serena," which was once going to star Angelina Jolie with director Darren Aronofsky.  Oscar-winning Danish auteur Susanne Bier ("A Better World") took the helm for producers Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's 2929 Productions, and has been delayed trying to finish it. Based on Ron Rash's 2008 novel, the film is set in 1929 North Carolina and follows George and Serena Pemberton, ambitious newlyweds with their hearts set on a timber empire. They become obsessed with success, and their lives take a Shakespearean turn when Serena finds that she can't get pregnant and tries to harm her husband's illegitimate son. Why the delays? "Once it finished shooting we've all been busy," Bier told me in Toronto, which invited "Serena," »

- Anne Thompson

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