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IFC Greenlights Scripted Comedy ‘Living With Yourself’ From ‘The Daily Show’ Producer

16 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

IFC has ordered new scripted comedy “Living With Yourself” to series, Variety has learned.

The series comes from “The Daily Show” exec producer Tim Greenberg, who will write and executive produce. Jeff Blitz (“The Office,” “Parks and Recreation”) is attached to direct and executive produce alongside Greenberg and Anthony Bregman and Jeff Stern of Likely Story.

The story centers George Elliot, a man who is burned out and facing an impasse in both his personal and professional life. When George undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved George — revealing that his own worst enemy is himself and raising the question, do we really want to be better?

“’Living With Yourself’ is a wonderfully unique, funny show that is both improbable and completely relatable at the same time, and it complements IFC’s slate of slightly off comedies that are created by and feature some »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Mark Boal And Megan Ellison Creating Series About The Us Election

15 February 2017 3:38 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It was only a matter of time before somebody in Hollywood went to work on the 2016 U.S Presidential Election – beyond spirited speeches at awards ceremonies, that is. Unsurprisingly, it seems that among the first out of the gate will be a project created by Mark Boal and Megan Ellison – the writer-producer team behind Zero Dark Thirty. The surprising part is that this project is being envisioned as a series, rather than a feature film.

For her part, producer Megan Ellison – an Academy Award nominee – has built an impressive career bringing a diverse range of films to the big screen. Her resume includes notable titles such as True Grit, Zero Dark Thirty, The Master, Her, American Hustle, Foxcatcher, The Bad Batch, Everybody Wants Some!!, and 20th Century Women. For his part, freelance journalist-turned-screenwriter Mark Boal has made it his business to bring challenging, real subject matter to the big screen, »

- Sarah Myles

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Robert Downey Jr to cure erectile dysfunction in new film

14 February 2017 8:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Feb 15, 2017

Richard Linklater will bring a medicine show to the big screen, and Robert Downey Jr is delivering the miracle cures.

Robert Downey Jr is set to star in a film adaptation of a Reply All podcast, that will be directed by Richard Linklater.

Reply All is an audio podcast about how people shape technology and how technology shapes people. Gimlet Media’s 'Man of the People' episode aired on January 19, and this is the one that Linklater and Downey Jr will be basing their project on. As such, the as-yet-untitled film will explore the life of the 'goat-gland doctor' Doctor John Brinkley. In the early 20th century, Brinkley claimed to be a medical doctor after he bought a medical degree from a 'diploma mill' and peddled a cure for erectile dysfunction using the xenotransplantation of goat testicles into humans.

After catching the good doctor’s spiel on the radio, »

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17 of Hollywood’s Top Cinematographers You Should Be Following on Instagram

4 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

(Courtesy: Kimberley French/20th Century Fox)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

One of the jobs that the general public doesn’t pay that much attention to — but probably should — is that of the cinematographer. If you think a film looks gorgeous and you’re able to get swept away by what you’re seeing on the screen, that’s all thanks to this man or woman’s work behind the scenes. Turns out, though, you can even see these folks showcase their talent on social media.

Since the role of cinematographer is often referred to as the director of photography — shortened to Dp or Dop — it only makes sense that we hone in Instagram as that’s one popular online platform dedicated specifically to photos. Let’s take a look at 16 of the cinematographers who are utilizing Instagram to showcase more of their work and giving us a glimpse of »

- Carson Blackwelder

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New trailer and poster for The Lost City of Z starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland

3 February 2017 8:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The Lost City of Z set to arrive in UK cinemas next month, a new trailer has arrived online for James Gray’s upcoming action adventure which stars Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam as British explorer Percy Fawcett alongside Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher), Robert Pattinson (Twilight) and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming); check it out below, along with the first poster…

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City Of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages”, the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again »

- Amie Cranswick

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Paul Thomas Anderson Begins Shooting New Movie with Daniel Day-Lewis

1 February 2017 5:30 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production has begun in the U.K. on writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled new film. Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is joined in the cast by Lesley Manville, who was a BAFTA Award nominee for Best Actress for Another Year, and Vicky Krieps, whose films include A Most Wanted Man and Focus Features' Hanna. Focus holds worldwide rights to the film, and will distribute the film in the U.S. later this year with Universal Pictures handling international distribution.

The film's producers are JoAnne Sellar, Megan Ellison, through her Annapurna Pictures, and Paul Thomas Anderson. The executive producers are Peter Heslop, Adam Somner, and Daniel Lupi. Chelsea Barnard and Jillian Longnecker are overseeing production for Annapurna. Continuing their creative collaboration following 2007's There Will Be Blood, which earned Mr. Day-Lewis the Best Actor Academy Award, Mr. Anderson will once again explore a distinctive milieu of the 20th century. »

- MovieWeb

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Taron Egerton jokes about Kingsman / Deadpool crossover

31 January 2017 3:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While doing interview rounds for the currently released animated feature Sing, MTV asked Taron Egerton (star of Kingsman: The Secret Service) which superhero he would like to see Eggsy team up with for battle.

Egerton had fun with the fantasy scenario saying “That’s a hell of a question. I guess the tone of Deadpool would probably lend itself best. You know, some of the others are a little bit more family orientated, whereas Kingsman and Deadpool are both pretty R. So I guess maybe that would work quite well. Ryan’s a great guy, I met him very recently. Eggsy and Deadpool, who knows. I dread to think what those boys would get up to.”

Kingsman: The Golden Circle will reunite director Matthew Vaughn with stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Sophie Cookson and Edward Holcroft, while new additions to the cast include Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher), Halle Berry »

- Robert Kojder

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‘The Looming Tower’: Tahar Rahim To Star In Hulu’s 9/11 Drama Series

27 January 2017 4:40 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tahar Rahim has been tapped as one of the two leads in Hulu’s high-profile The Looming Tower, a straight-to-series drama based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé, from Oscar-nominated Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher), Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) and Legendary Television. The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and takes a controversial look… »

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CAA Signs Sienna Miller

26 January 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Sienna Miller has signed with CAA. The actress had been at Wme and she also parted ways with her attorney and manager. Miller next will be seen starring opposite Charlie Hunnam in the James Gray-directed The Lost City of Z, which Bleecker Street releases in April. She just co-starred in the Ben Affleck-directed Live by Night and before that American Sniper, Foxcatcher, Layer Cake and Factory Girl. She continues to be represented by Dallas Smith at United Agents… »

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The Honorees at the 2017 PGA Awards

25 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A TV legend, big screen players, and one of the year’s most celebrated films earn honors.

James L. Brooks

Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television

To build a highlight reel of memorable moments from the television career of Brooks is a challenge that few editors would want to undertake. But the 20-time Emmy winner, whose CV includes such groundbreaking series as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Taxi” and “The Simpsons,” and is this year’s recipient of the Producers Guild Awards’ Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, was recently charged with just such a task. Brooks found that the easiest path to a solution was to recall the program where the collaboration between talent in front of and behind the camera gelled. “Everything is a marriage of actors and writers, and what makes those stories happen is that if it’s a good coupling,” he says. To that end, »

- Paul Gaita and Dave McNary

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From Kevin Costner to ‘Kubo,’ Left-Field Oscar Nominations That Could Happen

23 January 2017 1:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Oscar nominations are about 16 hours away. We’ve already declared final predictions in all 24 categories, but while we bide our time, here are a few thoughts on some unexpected nominations that could be in the cards. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Kevin Costner or Taraji P. Henson for “Hidden Figures

Octavia Spencer has been the default honoree from the “Hidden Figures” cast so far this season, netting Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations. But the film came on very strong when ballots went out in the first week of the new year, turning into a big box office story and enjoying events hosted by the likes of George Lucas and Jeffrey Katzenberg. So don’t be surprised if the coattails extend a bit farther. I’m placing a bet on Kevin Costner in the supporting actor category, but Taraji P. Henson could surge in the »

- Kristopher Tapley

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Split Number One Film In North America With $46 Million

22 January 2017 1:30 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

M. Night Shyamalan’s suspense thriller Split was the number one movie in North America, scaring up an impressive $46 million in its debut for the 3rd weekend in January.

Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind. Following 2015’s breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the film.

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.

Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. »

- Michelle McCue

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Annapurna Launches Distribution Arm With Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riots Movie

20 January 2017 12:55 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annapurna Pictures is launching its full-service distribution and marketing operation with Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled movie about the 1967 Detroit riots.

Marc Weinstock, who recently joined the company as president, will oversee the new division alongside marketing chief David Kaminow and Erik Lomis, the distribution president. Annapurna, which was founded by Megan Ellison in 2010, has specialized in adult dramas such as Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Joy,” “20th Century Women,” “Foxcatcher,” “American Hustle” and “Her.”

“Kathryn’s untitled Detroit project is exemplary of the type of films we will be distributing,” Weinstock said. “I couldn’t be more confident in the team we are establishing to distribute and market the film in a way that is as creative and masterful as her film is.”

Bigelow is producing the film with Annapurna’s Ellison and Matthew Budman. Mark Boal, who wrote the script, and Colin Wilson are also producers with Greg Shapiro executive producing. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Lion’ review: “Up there with the best of this year’s heart-tuggers…”

19 January 2017 12:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Lion review: The Weinstein Company-backed true story finally makes it into UK cinemas, but is it worth the journey?

Read our Lion review below.

There is a plethora of films now playing, or about to play at movie theaters which will remain as some of the best we will have seen all year – trust me. This fraternity of greats of 2017 include A Monster Calls, La La Land, Manchester By The Sea, and next month’s Moonlight, all emotional journeys that tug at the heart-strings all in very different ways, from the opening frames until the end credits. Joining them is Lion, commercials and TV director Garth Davis‘ debut feature.

Based on a true story, brought to the screen by Luke Davis (Life), the story follows Saroo (Sunny Pawar), a five-year-old Indian boy, who, after loosing sight of his older brother, gets lost on the busy streets of Calcutta thousands of miles from home. »

- Paul Heath

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Annabelle 2 Photo Brings the Demon Doll Back from Hell

18 January 2017 7:53 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

She's back! From New Line Cinema comes Annabelle 2, with David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) helming the follow up to 2014's hugely successful Annabelle, which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on The Conjuring movies.

Today, we have a new look at dear little Annabelle in a just released photo. She is seen sitting on a bed with Talitha Bateman, who stars as Janice. Janice is obviously concerned that her new playmate is sitting straight up on the bed, looking as mischievous as ever. What did Annabelle do that has poor Ms. Bateman all riled up? We'll have to wait until this summer to find out!

In Annabelle 2, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his »

- MovieWeb

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Annabelle Is Back With This Creepy Photo For The Horror Sequel

18 January 2017 6:10 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Annabelle 2 is set to come out later this year, and the good folks over at New Line Cinema are hoping to build on the following created by the first film, which was a spinoff from James Wan's very successful horror film The Conjuring. The Annabelle doll was introduced in that film, and she sparked enough interest to get her own flick. The first Annabelle made $257 million when it came out in 2014, on a budget of only $6.5 million.

Annabelle 2 is being directed by David F. Sandberg, who directed last summer's very well-received scary movie Lights Out. The film is set to star Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), Talitha Bateman (“The 5th Wave”), Lulu Wilson (upcoming “Ouija 2,” “Deliver Us from Evil”), Philippa Coulthard (“After the Dark”), Grace Fulton (“Badland”), Lou Lou Safran (“The Choice”), Samara Lee (“Foxcatcher,” “The Last Witch Hunter”), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, with Anthony Lapaglia »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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New Annabelle 2 Image is Waiting in the Dark

13 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As a special Friday the 13th treat for Daily Dead readers, Warner Bros. has provided us with a new image from Annabelle 2 that shows everyone's favorite creepy doll waiting patiently in the dark.

After instilling a new fear of the shadows in horror fans this past summer with his film Lights Out, director David F. Sandberg breathes new life into the evil doll known as Annabelle that would go on to be investigated by Ed and Lorraine Warren.

This time the terror takes place at an orphanage where Annabelle makes her new home of horror, and viewers can witness the next chapter in this demonic doll’s journey when Warner Bros. releases Annabelle 2 in theaters on August 11th.

Press Release: From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle 2,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at »

- Derek Anderson

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Chelsea Barnard to head film at Annapurna Pictures

12 January 2017 1:05 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Founder and CEO Megan Ellison announced on Thursday that she has promoted Barnard to president of film.

Barnard (pictured at left with Ellison) will oversee all feature development and production and continues in her role as chief creative officer.

Barnard has been with Annapurna since its inception six years ago, when she oversaw production on Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master.

She served as executive producer on Spike Jonze’s Her, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher and most recently Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women.

Barnard will remain the lead executive on Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming untitled film starring Daniel Day Lewis and Bennett Miller’s A Christmas Carol that Tom Stoppard is writing. 

Prior to joining Annapurna, Barnard served in various creative and production roles on Larry Charles films such as Borat, Bruno, and Religulous.

Ellison praised Barnard’s “aptitude for leadership and finding deeply interesting material”, adding: “Chelsea’s specific eye for content that supports »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Annapurna Taps Chelsea Barnard as President of Film

12 January 2017 12:31 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Chelsea Barnard has been named president of film at Annapurna Pictures, the company's founder and CEO Megan Ellison announced Thursday. 

In her new role, Barnard will oversee all film development and production for the Oscar-winning company, while retaining her current title as Cco.

She has been with the production company since its inception six years ago, beginning her tenure overseeing the production of Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. Most recently, Barnard served as an executive producer on Mike Mills' 20th Century Women.

Her other exec producer credits include Spike Jonze's Her and the Steve Carrell-starrer Foxcatcher.

Barnard will remain the lead exec on Anderson's upcoming untitled »

- Mia Galuppo

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Don't You Kind of Wish Ben Affleck and Sienna Miller Were a Couple? Be Honest

11 January 2017 4:35 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ben Affleck and Sienna Miller hit the red carpet together for the London premiere of their new film, Live by Night, on Wednesday. The duo, who play love interests in the '20s-era crime drama, were all smiles while posing for photos, and Ben even gave Sienna a sweet kiss on the head for the cameras. There have been no shortage of romance rumors between the stars since they began filming on the project back in 2015. While they are super cute together and clearly have chemistry (admit it), Sienna is currently dating her Foxcatcher director, Bennett Miller - which is really nice, because if they decide to tie the knot, she won't have to change her last name. Ben is still single after his split from Jennifer Garner in 2015. Before Ben flew across the pond to promote Live by Night, he talked up the movie during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! »

- Brittney Stephens

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