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Exclusive: Dylan Minnette has signed with Wme ahead of his roles in two upcoming studio releases. The 17-year-old built a burgeoning film and TV career with recurring roles on Fox’s Prison Break and ABC’s Lost. He next stars opposite Steve Carell in Disney’s October adaptation Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, helmed by Miguel Arteta and produced by Shawn Levy. Minnette also stars in Sony’s chiller Goosebumps opposite Jack Black as author R.L. Stine, set to hit theaters in August 2015. Minnette also appeared recently in Denis Villeneuve’s kidnap thriller Prisoners and Jason Reitman’s Labor Day. Earlier this year he appeared on ABC’s Scandal as the son of President Fitz Grant. He will continue to be repped by Monster Talent and Skrzyniarz & Mallean.
- Jen Yamato
World-premiering next month at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in advance of its November release in the U.S and Canada, The Theory Of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″) in the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Jóhann Jóhannsson’s previous film credits include last year’s thriller Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as the crime drama McCanick starring David Morse and Cory Monteith’s final appearance in a feature film.
In The Theory Of Everything, once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, »
- Michelle McCue
Forty Canadian and international producers will head to the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s annual International Financing Forum in Toronto.Scroll down for full list of projects
The ninth-annual International Financing Forum (Iff), a feature co-financing market for English-language projects, will run Sept 7-8 during Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 4-14).
The two-day event includes one-on-one meetings, an industry panel discussion, roundtable meetings, a networking luncheon, and a producers’ opening night networking reception.
Iff partners include Telefilm Canada, UK Trade and Investment (Ukti), and Toronto Film Commission & Entertainment Industries.
Among this year’s international projects are:
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
One of the most fascinating and bizarre thrillers of the fall, Nightcrawler, continues to pique our interests with its very strange, off-kilter trailers. The teaser, which featured a lot of Jake Gyllenhaal addressing the camera, emphasized the film’s dark comedy. A more recent trailer highlighted its disorienting psychological themes. Now, we have the newest preview for the film, which reveals more about the crime elements of the story. Nevertheless, the different types of marketing are probably suitable for a movie about a man with a very offbeat personality.
Jake Gyllenhaal has been on a roll in the last two years, with acclaimed turns in End of Watch and Prisoners. His role in Denis Villeneuve’s duality drama Enemy was the finest of his career and signalled the arrival of more daring performances from the Oscar-nominated actor. Nightcrawler, which premieres at Tiff (like Prisoners and Enemy did last year), is »
- Jordan Adler
2006 was the year that Jake Gyllenhaal was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, after his peformance in Brokeback Mountain made the Academy sit up and take notice. But he didn't win that award, and he was never nominated again, despite doing a hell of a job with his role of Detective Loki in Prisoners. 2015 might be the year the Academy gives Gyllenhaal a second nomination. And it also may just be the year he makes the win if Nightcrawler lives up to the promise shown in the second trailer. Yahoo has given us our second look at the Dan Gilroy-directed neo-noir-looking flick, which shows Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom. Bloom is an unemployed young man, with a hunger to make it, and a go-getter mentality that could have taken him somewhere in decades past. Unfortunately for Lou, the modern economy is full of go-getters. It eats them up, »
2010’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” was maybe the best thing that ever happened to actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Like other leading men pressured to audition for big money tentpole roles, Gyllenhaal finally took a part in a would-be four quadrant blockbuster and saw it flop miserably. The experience seemed to create resolve within an actor who had already been building a credible CV with filmmakers like Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, David Fincher and Jim Sheridan. Perhaps he realized that the art of genuine acting, no matter the size of the picture, would make him happiest (theater experiences probably helped). Since then he’s flourished. The actor shined brightly in pictures like "End of Watch," "Prisoners" and "Enemy," as if he was undergoing an acting rebirth. That revitalization appears to be ongoing with Gyllenhaal’s latest project “Nightcrawler.” The directorial debut of screenwriter turned filmmaker Dan Gilroy (co-writer of “The Bourne. »
- Edward Davis
Yesterday marked the first day of principal photography for Ant-Man. If I’m to be honest, I’m still a bit bummed that Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have left the project. I think their take on the Marvel Universe could have been one akin to James Gunn’s approach to Guardians of the Galaxy. Alas, we are still getting an Ant-Man film and the casting is pretty great. We also have a look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang Aka Ant-Man.
From the Press Release
San Francisco, California (August, 18, 2014) – Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s Ant-Man. The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.
Set for release in »
- Andy Triefenbach
Rudd looks appropriately un-heroic here, sporting a dark hoodie, black gloves and an eyebrow bandage. We know that Lang was quite the troublemaker before running into former Ant-Man Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) though (who gives him the Ant-Man tech and trains him to be a superhero in order to pull of a dangerous heist), so he definitely looks the part in this first photo.
This new image follows yesterday’s casting announcement that saw Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, T.I., and John Slattery join the oft-troubled superhero project. It’s announcements and reveals like these that will win back some of the disgruntled and skeptical audiences that turned away from the film following Edgar Wright’s departure back in June, and with production now underway, »
- James Garcia
For months, the mystery of who would take the reigns from Edgar Wright and direct Ant-Man dominated all coverage of the Marvel flick. But ever since the baton was passed to Peyton Reed, focus has been able to switch back to the good ol’ casting frenzy. Today, Marvel sent out a press release announcing that production has officially started in San Francisco on the much-anticipated film. That in itself is exciting enough news, with Reed also tweeting “Let’S. Get. small.” early this morning. He’s a man with a plan, and it’s on a teensy tiny scale. Good things come in small packages, haven’t you heard? But the press release contained something even more amazing: a barrage of cast members to round out the film’s core ensemble. The new additions are Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Michael Pena (End of Watch), Abby Ryder Fortson (Togetherness »
- Samantha Wilson
The Marvel universe continues its expansion today with filming commencing on Ant-Man. As cameras begin to roll in San Francisco, more cast details surfaced and we now know who’s joining Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and the rest of the film’s core cast.
Headlining the new cast additions to Ant-Man are Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, and Judy Greer. They join a cast led by Paul Rudd as Ant-Man (aka Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym (the former Ant-Man). In Marvel’s Hall H panel at Comic-Con, Evangeline Lilly (Lost) was announced to play Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym, while Corey Stoll (The Strain) was revealed to portray antagonist Darren Cross, aka Yellowjacket, a former protégé of Pym’s who takes a dark path after getting his hands on his mentor’s shrinking suit technology.
Marvel hired director Peyton Reed to replace director »
- Derek Anderson
Elisabeth Bergner, who started in German silents went on to a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Escape Me Never (1935)Schweigen a fine collection of 1920s and 1930s postcards of film actors. I loved looking at it despite my Richard Dix aversion. And this postcard left makes me desperate to see Escape Me Never, one of the 30s Best Actress nominations I still haven't seen
Pret-a-Reporter Inside Madonna's 56th birthday bash
THR Cinematography Gordon Willis who died earlier this summer, was memorialized in Hollywood this weekend
Rope of Silicon every death in a Quentin Tarantino movie thus far
- NATHANIEL R
Alright, gang. Today is the day. Let's. Get. small. #AntMan
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) August 18, 2014
That's right, filming on Ant-Man has officially begun!
There's been a lot of Ant-Man trashing since fanboy favorite Edgar Wright left the project and the script went through several revisions, but I'm still very hopeful for this film. Marvel know what they're doing and I have full faith in them, Reed and the cast to pull this off.
Here's the official press release from Marvel:
Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production. »
- Philip Sticco
Following on from director Peyton Reed's social media tweet this morning, Marvel Studios have issued an official press release announcing the start of production on "Ant-Man". There's a new synopsis, but the big news of the release is the supporting cast members.
One bit of news is that "Mad Men" star John Slattery is returning, likely reprising the role of Tony Stark's father Howard Stark which he played in "Iron Man 2". Also of note are the inclusion of "Archer" scene stealer Judy Greer, "Boardwalk Empire" actor Bobby Cannavale, rapper turned actor T.I., and young actress Abby Ryder Fortson who will likely play the young Cassie Lang (daughter of Paul Rudd's Scott Lang character).
Joining them in unspecified roles are the likes of David Dastmalchian ("The Dark Knight," "Prisoners"), Wood Harris ("Remember the Titans," "The Wire") and Gregg Turkington ("The Comedy," "On Cinema").
They join the already announced Paul Rudd, »
- Garth Franklin
A couple of hours ago director Peyton Reed took to Twitter to reveal that filming is underway on Ant-Man, and now Marvel Studios has officially announced the start of production with an updated synopsis and cast list which reveals several new additions, including John Slattery, who played the role of Howard Stark in Iron Man 2.
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
- Gary Collinson
Disney and Marvel announced the start of production on Ant-Man today following all the turmoil involving Edgar Wright dropping out of directing the project and Peyton Reed (Yes Man) stepping into his shoes along with the script getting a bit of an overhaul thanks to Adam McKay and others. All that would seem to be in the past, but the film will never shake the fact fans wanted to see a Wright-directed Marvel feature, but here's to hoping things get sorted out. Along with the announcement that production is underway, the studio also revealed the complete cast, which, as we already knew, includes Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Michael Douglas as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym, Corey Stoll and Michael Pena, but we also learn today Bobby Cannavale, Abby Ryder Fortson ("Togetherness"), Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight, »
- Brad Brevet
[Post has now been updated with the first official pic of Paul Rudd on the set as Scott Lang!] Filming on Marvel's Ant-Man has officially started today, with Peyton Reed in the director's chair. Marvel has made the official announcement just a few minutes ago, in which they attached a more complete cast list (with a couple cameos from previous Marvel films sneaking in there), and the first synopsis for the film. Come inside to see who's joined the cast and learn what it'll be about!
[With the first day of filming done, Marvel has already given fans something special, in the form of the first official image of Paul Rudd as the main character. Granted, he's not in costume or anything like that, but official images are always welcome!
Original story follows:]
From the press release:
Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.
Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.
- Michelle McCue
Jake Gyllenhaal won’t be going into the ring alone for his upcoming boxing drama Southpaw, as last week, Naomie Harris and Beau Knapp both joined the Antoine Fuqua-directed film, which was penned by Sons of Anarchy writer creator Kurt Sutter.
Southpaw centers on a troubled fighter with dreams of becoming a welterweight champion, whose personal life crumbles even as his career soars. Harris will play Angela, a social worker who works with Gyllenhaal’s character and his daughter. With roles as Moneypenny in Skyfall and Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom under her belt, Harris’ star is rising fast with no signs of slowing down. That Harris has boarded the project likely means that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, previously in talks for the same role, has dropped out of talks.
For his part, Knapp, who had a major role in The Signal earlier this year, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Always the bridesmaid and never the bride, cinematographer Roger Deakins is one of the greatest working DPs today, having earned 11 Oscar nominations and never won. He’s like the Susan Lucci of the technical categories.
But he got that way because for years he’s been consistently collaborating with the Coen Brothers on some of their most iconic films, everything from Fargo to O Brother Where Art Thou, The Man Who Wasn’t There, True Grit, The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink and No Country for Old Men. The man is a master, most recently making sinister, wintery chills in last year’s Prisoners.
Thanks to Blag Films, you can now see a short supercut of some of Deakins’ finest shots among his collaboration with the Coens (with the unfortunate exception of The Ladykillers and The Hudsucker Proxy). While only limiting it to Coens films eliminates the chance to see some »
- Brian Welk
In one of its most ambitious undertakings to date, the BBC is teaming with The Weinstein Company and Look Out Point to bring viewers a sprawling, six-part miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic tome War and Peace. Now, the pieces are falling into place for the series, with word that Lily James and Paul Dano are circling lead roles in the project.
Offers have been sent out to James, a rising star known best for her role as Lady Rose MacClare on the PBS period drama Downton Abbey, and Dano, who has been quietly building a reputation as a skilled character actor with parts in Little Miss Sunshine, Prisoners and 12 Years a Slave, among others. Though neither actor has been confirmed yet, James would take on the lead role of Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with Pierre Bezukhov, an awkward and illegitimate son of a wealthy Russian nobleman »
- Isaac Feldberg
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