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Oscar Winner Ryan Bingham Re-teaming with Scott Cooper for ‘Hostiles’

21 July 2016 9:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After winning the original song Oscar in 2010 for his soulful ballad “The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart,” singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham is saddling up with director Scott Cooper once again for the upcoming western “Hostiles.”

Bingham will write a pair of songs for the film. Cooper describes them as “in the vein of a murder ballad.”

In an email blast to fans, Bingham explained that scheduling meant he would have to cancel four shows from his upcoming fall tour in Boise, Spokane, Portland and Seattle

“Sincere apologies to the fans who already bought tickets,” Bingham wrote. “I am sad to miss these shows and I will make sure to be back to make them up in the future. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support.”

Just as in “Crazy Heart,” which also won Jeff Bridges the best actor Oscar, Bingham will be appearing in the film. He’ll star as Sergeant Malloy who, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Feel The Brotherly Love Between Chris Pine And Ben Foster In New Texas-Sized Trailer For Hell Or High Water

30 June 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch the brand new “Texas” trailer for CBS Films’ Hell Or High Water.

The film opens in select theaters on August 12th and nationwide on August 19th.

Hell Or High Water is fresh at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes  and a bright green 82 on MetaCritic

Hell Or High Water is a modern action drama set in West Texas where the distinction between honest men and outlaws has blurred beyond recognition.

Featuring a cast that includes Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart,” “True Grit”), Chris Pine (“Star Trek,” “Into The Woods”), Ben Foster (“3:10 To Yuma,” “The Messenger”) and Gil Birmingham (“The Lone Ranger,” “Twilight”), Hell Or High Water is produced by Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn and executive produced by Gigi Pritzker, Bill Lischak, Michael Nathanson, Rachel Shane, John Penotti and Bruce Toll.

A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers — Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, »

- Michelle McCue

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As Stacey Snider Ascends at Fox, Hollywood Is in Turnaround

17 June 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At the 2014 New York Film Festival premiere of “Gone Girl,” Twentieth Century Fox Film Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos seemed visibly relieved to have Stacey Snider finally join the studio, after months of speculation that this capable executive would join him from DreamWorks. Now, almost two years later —and after a 25-year career at Fox —the studio has confirmed that Gianopulos’ contract will not be renewed after it expires on June 30, 2017, when he will graduate “upstairs” into an executive role at parent company 21st Century Fox.

This follows a transition for Snider that has not been smooth. While the veteran exec has the right mix of skills to run a studio (and did so at Universal with Ron Meyer), knows how to manage a team of executives, and how to develop, produce, and release movies that are smart and four-quadrant friendly, entering the Fox landscape proved to be a challenge. »

- Anne Thompson

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As Stacey Snider Ascends at Fox, Hollywood Is in Turnaround

17 June 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

At the 2014 New York Film Festival premiere of “Gone Girl,” Twentieth Century Fox Film Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos seemed visibly relieved to have Stacey Snider finally join the studio, after months of speculation that this capable executive would join him from DreamWorks. Now, almost two years later —and after a 25-year career at Fox —the studio has confirmed that Gianopulos’ contract will not be renewed after it expires on June 30, 2017, when he will graduate “upstairs” into an executive role at parent company 21st Century Fox.

This follows a transition for Snider that has not been smooth. While the veteran exec has the right mix of skills to run a studio (and did so at Universal with Ron Meyer), knows how to manage a team of executives, and how to develop, produce, and release movies that are smart and four-quadrant friendly, entering the Fox landscape proved to be a challenge. »

- Anne Thompson

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Scott Cooper and Christian Bale Will Shoot ‘Hostiles’ This Summer

19 February 2016 4:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Scott Cooper‘s directorial career got off to a great start with Crazy Heart, a well-acted drama that scored Jeff Bridges an Oscar win. Cooper’s two films that followed, Out of the Furnace and Black Mass, were less successful with audiences and critics. The director’s recent gangster drama may have been a disappointment, despite Johnny Depp‘s often terrifying performance, but […]

The post Scott Cooper and Christian Bale Will Shoot ‘Hostiles’ This Summer appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Imogen Poots’ ‘A Country Called Home’ Gets Distribution

10 February 2016 6:29 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alchemy and Arc Entertainment have acquired worldwide rights to Imogen Poots’ coming-of-age drama “A Country Called Home.”

Anna Axster directed in her feature debut from a screenplay she co-wrote with Jim Beggarly. The cast includes Mary McCormack, Mackenzie Davis, June Squibb, Shea Whigham and  Josh Helman (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).

Ryan Bingham (“Crazy Heart”) also stars and created the original music and score for the film.

The film first premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. Arc Entertainment and Alchemy will be releasing the film in theaters on Feb. 26 and on VOD on March 1.

Poots stars as a young woman living in Los Angeles who learns that her estranged alcoholic father has died and journeys to the dusty corner of Texas where he spent the last years of his life. As she finds glimpses of the father she once knew, she also discovers a new attitude toward friendship, loyalty and family. »

- Dave McNary

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Grammy for Best Visual Media Song: Will Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth ('See You Again') be redeemed after Oscar snub?

22 January 2016 6:23 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The Grammy for Best Visual Media Song awards music from all forms of visual media, but often closely reflects the Oscar race for Best Original Song. The last two winners of this award, "Let It Go" from "Frozen" (2014) and the title song from "Skyfall" (2013), also won Oscars, as did "The Weary Kind" from "Crazy Heart" (2010), "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire" (2009) and "Into the West" from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2004) in recent years. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions But the recording academy doesn't always agree with the motion picture academy. Consider 2012, when the Oscar winner, "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets," lost this prize to Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars for "Safe and Sound" from the first "Hunger Games" film. The Oscars weren&...' »

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What the Critics’ Choice Awards Can Tell Us About Oscar

18 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

The Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out their Critics’ Choice Awards last evening in Los Angeles and is the first awards ceremony since the Academy released their official nominations last Thursday.

Those looking to the Critics’ Choice Awards in hopes of fleshing out their Oscar predictions will notice a few differences between last week’s Golden Globes and Sunday’s awards in the major categories. Most notably is the fact that Spotlight won best picture after being entirely shut out by the HFPA at the Globes.

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Sylvester Stallone (Creed), and Brie Larson (Room) all repeated their Globes success with acting wins, but Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) took home the best supporting actress award in lieu of Kate Winslet’s (Steve Jobs) win the week before.

Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller took home the night’s best director award, »

- Patrick Shanley

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Q&A: Johnny Depp Reflects on ‘Black Mass,’ Whitey Bulger and Toughest Roles

6 January 2016 5:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Johnny Depp has played everything from the world’s greatest lover (“Don Juan DeMarco”) to the world’s worst director (“Ed Wood”), constantly reinventing himself onscreen with daring choices. Because he’s become one of the biggest stars in the world, it can be easy to forget he is also a remarkable actor, immersing himself so deeply into characters as to become virtually unrecognizable. Such is the case in “Black Mass,” in which Depp portrays legendary Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger with such chilling authenticity that, as director Scott Cooper reveals, those who know the real deal were unnerved when they visited the set.

Last weekend, the three-time Oscar nominee was on hand at the Palm Springs International Film Festival to accept the Desert Palm achievement award for his work in the film, where he thanked his wife, actress Amber Heard, “for living with all these characters, »

- Jenelle Riley

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