The official Twitter account for Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games" film series has released a brand new commemorative poster in time for the Cannes Film Festival. The new one-sheet features the Everdeen sisters Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Prim (Willow Shields) who figure prominently in "The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2".
The Sister Portrait, a commemorative Hunger Games franchise print with Katniss & Prim, available only at #Cannes2015! pic.twitter.com/M85TMTk3tX
— Mockingjay - Part 2 (@TheHungerGames) May 13, 2015 »
- Garth Franklin
Coldplay's new music has been inspired by 'Game of Thrones'. The British band, fronted by Chris Martin, have registered several new tracks on music database Ascap, with three of the song titles referencing the HBO fantasy drama. Songs placed on the database include 'Rastafarian Targaryen', 'Red Wedding' and 'I'm A Real B*****d', while other titles not relate to the series include 'Closer To Home' and 'Still Going Strong'. However, 'Game of Thrones' isn't the only fantasy influencing the group - which also features Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion - as their final new song has been named 'Voldemort', after the evil wizard in the 'Harry Potter' series. The update comes five months after the 'Paradise' hitmakers revealed they were in the middle of making their seventh album titled 'A Head Full of Dreams'. In an interview at the time, Chris Martin - »
The Hunger Games franchise is set to come to a close this November with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. But before that, the entire franchise will be celebrated at Cannes. There, a new Sisters portrait will debut, which features Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen.
While a lot of attention is placed on either 'Team Peeta' or 'Team Gale', one of the most important relationships in the entire The Hunger Games franchise is the one held between Katniss and her younger sister. Katniss is especially protective of Prim, and even volunteered to take her place in the Hunger Games, which set off the entire trilogy. The sisterly bond held between them sometimes gets lost in the action and thrills of the story, but now, with this new Sisters portrait, some of that attention is being placed back on them.
“The greatest challenge that we face is to keep evolving,” he said in a recent interview as his company prepped for Cannes with 20 completed titles for the marketplace, including“The Secret in Their Eyes,” directed by Billy Ray and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts; “The Free State of Jones,” helmed by Gary Ross and toplining Matthew McConaughey and Keri Russell; and “Silence,” from Martin Scorsese with Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson.
Indeed, Im Global is among the top tier of sales-financing-production outfits along with FilmNation, Sierra/Affinity and Mister Smith Entertainment. The movie business has undergone deep changes with Hollywood majors focusing more on tentpoles, opening up screen doors to the indie sector, which has seen a steady growth in such sales-financing-producing shingles. »
- Dave McNary
With a first trailer set to land on May 22nd, Lionsgate has released a brand new ‘Sister Portrait’ poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which sees Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss joined by Willow Shields’ Prim…
See Also: Poster and teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
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- Gary Collinson
Sealed with a (Dior-lacquered) kiss! Just when you thought Jennifer Lawrence couldn't be more linked to Christian Dior, The Hunger Games' leading lady inked a deal to star as the face of the French fashion and beauty house's Dior Addict Lipstick campaign—and the first promotional image is already here! Released on Tuesday, May 12, the first campaign shot features Lawrence, 24, working Dior's glam makeup, including bronze eyeshadow, peach blush, and, most importantly, bubblegum gloss. The pink hue is just one of 44 shades that will be featured [...] »
It’s not surprising that “Carol” was locked away in Hollywood’s development closet for 15 years. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s scandalous 1952 novel “The Price of Salt,” Todd Haynes’ latest movie is a double whammy by industry standards: it’s headlined by two women, who fall in love with each other.
The film, which stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, arrives at a pivotal, yet paradoxical, time for female-driven stories. There has been a string of hits this year that celebrate female empowerment — from “Insurgent” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” to “Cinderella,” and the upcoming “Trainwreck,” “Spy” and the final installment of “The Hunger Games.” That said, gender inequality both in front of and behind the camera is a hot-button issue in the global entertainment business.
As one of cinema’s most prominent stars, Blanchett, whose recent roles include the evil stepmother in “Cinderella, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
20th Century Fox has yet to confirm any of this, but today comes word from a casting call that Hugh Jackman and Channing Tatum will make appearances in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse." The casting call also revealed a possible plot synopsis. Check everything out below. Casting call details: "X-Men: Apocalypse" will follow the super powered mutants battling their most powerful foe yet, the devious and devastatingly dangerous Apocalypse. This legendary villain uses his incredible abilities to alter his physical form, access other mutant superpowers and telekinesis to recruit a cult-like group called the Four Horsemen to be his servants and do his bidding in an all out war against the X-Men. The cast of X-Men: Apocalypse will feature a who's who of X-Men characters and some of Hollywood's most talented performers playing them including Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) as Mystique, Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street) as Gambit, »
While there are sure to be some sales of buzzy film titles lighting up Cannes, there’s an ominous cloud hanging over this year’s market: the currency crisis in Europe and Russia. As a result, the financial underpinnings of several key film territories are at risk.
“The market in general is not healthy,” says Avi Lerner, chairman of Millennium Films and producer of “The Expendables” franchise. “We’re losing money territory by territory. Japan is not good. Russia is at zero because of the ruble. Europe is bad. Spain and Italy, over the last few years, have gone down. The only major territory we’ve seen growing stronger and stronger is China.”
But the Asian nation has its drawbacks, too — namely, a rigidly enforced quota system that makes it difficult for foreign films to get released, and a vast amount of piracy. But the Continent remains at the heart »
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
Ever since “Alien” clamped itself upon our cultural psyches — much like the outer-space thriller’s frightening facehugger in 1979 — many of us have been patiently waiting for another actress to stand out in a role that equals, if not tops, Sigourney Weaver’s take-charge she-warrior Ripley: A female who is fierce without having to compromise her gender or be upstaged -- or worse, rescued -- by a male cohort. In other words, a sister who does it for herself while also saving the world. Many have tried, from Brigitte Nielsen (“Red Sonja”) and Halle Berry (“Catwoman,” Storm in the “X-Men” films) to Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) and Milla Jovovich (the “Resident Evil“ series). A few have come close, including Linda Hamilton in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” Uma Thurman in both “Kill Bill” volumes, Angelina Jolie in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and its sequel, Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games” franchise, »
- Susan Wloszczyna
With production underway on X-Men: Apocalypse, a casting call for extras has landed online, which appears to give us our first plot synopsis for the Bryan Singer-directed superhero sequel. Oh, and it also “confirms” Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Channing Tatum’s Gambit – although it should be noted that these casting calls are often mistaken and so we should probably wait until we hear something official from Fox before taking that as gospel…
X-Men: Apocalypse will follow the super powered mutants battling their most powerful foe yet, the devious and devastatingly dangerous Apocalypse. This legendary villain uses his incredible abilities to alter his physical form, access other mutant superpowers and telekinesis to recruit a cult-like group called the Four Horsemen to be his servants and do his bidding in an all out war against the X-Men.
See Also: Cyclops, »
- Gary Collinson
The year is 2028 and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Help John Connor in the war to save the human race in the official game of the new movie Terminator Genisys. Escape from the Skynet prison camp and fight the machines in this action-packed sci-fi shooter!
Terminator: Genisys is set for release on July 1st 2015 with Arnold Schwarzenegger leading a cast that also includes Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) and Douglas Smith (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters »
- Gary Collinson
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have unleashed five new character posters for Terminator Genisys featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Byung-hun Lee as the T-1000 and Jason Clarke as the T-3000, a.k.a. the John Connornator…
See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Terminator Genisys
When John Connor (Jason Clarke, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Insurgent) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
Terminator: Genisys is set for »
- Gary Collinson
Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games franchise, The Riot Club, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) is set to star in the soccer legend biopic Robin Friday, to be directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Henry-Alex Rubin (Murderball, Disconnect), it was announced today by producers Mike Young, Julian Stone and Paolo Hewitt of Rf Movie Productions Ltd. Financing partners include Global Film Partners’ Daniel Koefoed and Guirec van Slingelandt, Telegael’s Paul Cummings and 9Magnan’s Meghana Gupta.
Fortitude International, co-founded by Nadine de Barros, Robert Ogden Barnum and Daniel Wagner, will handle foreign rights and will present the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Market. De Barros will be supported by her sales team including Katie Irwin, VP of International and Samantha Peel, Director of International Sales and Marketing.
CAA, which packaged and arranged financing for Robin Friday, will represent the film’s North American rights.
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- Michelle McCue
Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games franchise, Sam Claflin, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) is set to star in the soccer legend biopic Robin Friday, to be directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Henry Alex Rubin (Murderball, Disconnect), it was announced today by producers Mike Young, Julian Stone and Paolo Hewitt of Rf Movie Productions Ltd. Financing partners include Global Film Partners' Daniel Koefoed and Guirec van Slingelandt, Telegael's Paul Cummings and 9Magnan's Meghana Gupta.
Fortitude International, co-founded by Nadine DeBarros, Robert Ogden Barnum and Daniel Wagner, will handle foreign rights and will present the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Market. will be supported by her sales team including Katie Irwin, VP of International and Samantha Peel, Director of International Sales and Marketing. CAA, which packaged and arranged financing for Robin Friday, will represent the film's North American rights.
Based on the biography The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw »
With “The Hunger Games” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchises under his belt, Sam Claflin has set his sights on a new challenge — starring in “Robin Friday,” a biopic of the soccer legend. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Henry-Alex Rubin (“Murderball”) will direct from a script by Julian Stone and Paolo Hewitt of Rf Movie Productions. Stone and Hewitt will also produce with Mike Yiung. Financing partners include Global Film Partners’ Daniel Koefoed and Guirec van Slingelandt, Telegael’s Paul Cummings and 9Magnan’s Meghana Gupta. Scheduled for a fall shoot in the U.K., the feature film was developed with funding and support from Film. »
- Jeff Sneider
The Hunger Games‘ Sam Claflin has been set to star in Robin Friday, a biopic about the controversial 1970s English soccer legend who died at age 38. The film is based on the biography The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story, co-written by Paolo Hewitt, who also penned the screenplay was written by producer Julian Stone and Hewitt. In the UK, Friday’s wild lifestyle and athletic prowess is well known as he was considered a working-class hero. In 2004… »
Marc Forster is directing the film, which centers on a blind woman and her husband who, upon restoration of her sight, begin to discover previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives. Chatham will play a man who has a one night affair with the woman.
- Dave McNary
TheWrap has revealed that both Ashton Kutcher (Two & A Half Men) and Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night) have joined James Franco’s The Long Home, while Deadline reports that Courtney Love is also set to join the cast.
The film has already secured the services of Analeigh Tipton (Crazy Stupid Love), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Tim Blake Nelson (Fantastic Four), Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad).
Based on the novel of the same name by William Gay, The Long Home tells the story of Nathan Winer, a young and headstrong Tennessee carpenter who lost his father years ago to a human evil that is greater and closer at hand than any the boy can imagine – until he learns of it first-hand.
- Scott J. Davis
Hollywood celebrated the best in motion picture marketing at the 16th Annual Golden Trailer Awards on Wednesday. Universal Pictures/Av Squad’s “Furious 7” trailer titled “Family” was presented with the Best of Show Prize and the top honor for Best Action at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, California. The ceremony was hosted by “Silicon Valley” star T.J. Miller, and over 1,100 studio marketing executives, movie fans, stars and trailer editors attended. Also Read: 'Silicon Valley' Actor T.J. Miller Set to Host 2015 Golden Trailer Awards “American Sniper” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” tied for the films »
- Debbie Emery
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