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’71’ Director Tapped to Helm Thriller for New Regency and Plan B

27 February 2015 2:49 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Regency has acquired an untitled thriller and set “71” helmer Yann Demange to direct the pic.

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce through their Plan B banner along with Angus Lamont and Molly Smith. Demange’s “71” scribe Gregory Burke penned the script.

Plot details are unknown.

Demange has been one of the more sought-after directors in Hollywood following the critical acclaim of “71,” which stars “Unbroken” star Jack O’Connell in the story of a British soldier who is left behind in Belfast after a riot.

New Regency has increasingly found ways to team with high-profile directors like Steve McQueen on “12 Years a Slave” and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, who is coming off of his Oscar win for “Birdman,” and is directing “The Revenant,” staring Leonardo DiCaprio, for the company, which will open the film next Christmas.

New Regency and Plan B see Demange as a director with strong storytelling skills. »

- Justin Kroll

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New Regency Acquires Film For ’71’s Yann Demange To Direct, Plan B To Produce

27 February 2015 1:19 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: New Regency has acquired an untitled dramatic thriller that will be helmed by BAFTA-nominated ’71 director Yann Demange. Producing are the Plan B trio of Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt and Jeremy Kleiner along with Angus Lamont and Molly Smith. The fast-tracked project is scripted by ’71 scribe Gregory Burke. Demange is in high demand after his feature debut ’71, a drama about a British soldier (Jack O’Connell) accidentally left behind after a riot in Belfast. The… »

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'Birdman' puts Fox Searchlight and New Regency at the top of the Oscar mountain

23 February 2015 11:49 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The ripples from the 87th Academy Awards will be felt for years to come. Most are positive, some are negative, but beyond a disappointingly long and unfunny telecast this wasn't an Oscar season that will be forgotten anytime soon. First off, the importance of Fox Searchlight's dominance during the telecast cannot be discounted. The mini-major took home eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay for "Birdman." The four wins for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" notably included Alexandre Desplat's first win for Best Original Score. Moreover, Searchlight has now joined only a small number of studios that have won Best Picture back-to-back. The films they release year after year continue to rank in most film critics' top 10 lists and the modern classics under their banner are significant enough to make parent studio 20th Century Fox green with envy. Over the past two years, they have released "12 Years a Slave, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Daniel Wolfe: From directing music promos to feature films

23 February 2015 11:02 AM, PST | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Daniel Wolfe established himself as one of the brightest directorial talents in Britain with his music videos. His promo for "Time to Dance", a song by French dance outfit The Shoes, featured Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal as a serial killer slaughtering hipsters in Dalston. The collaboration came about because Gyllenhaal voiced a desire to work with the British director after seeing the videos he made for the rapper Plan B. »

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Downton Abbey Recap: Arrested Development

22 February 2015 7:15 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The investigation into Mr. Green’s murder took a sharp turn down Wtf Avenue on Sunday’s Downton Abbey as a Bates was unexpectedly placed behind bars — but not the one you might have expected.

RelatedDownton Abbey Recap: Life’s Ruff

Is it possible? Could Anna really have pushed Mr. Green to his death? The witness to his murder certainly didn’t hesitate to pick her out of the line-up, but I remain unconvinced. Turning Anna into a killer seems like a shark over which even Downton wouldn’t dare to jump.

Still, things aren’t looking too great »

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‘The Imitation Game': The White House’s Oscar Favorite

18 February 2015 5:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Based on cryptic responses from inside the White House, President Obama and the first family’s viewing plans on Oscar night must be a closely guarded secret.

What can be safely assumed, though, is that executive branchers will be pulling hard Sunday for one nominee they can (almost) call one of their own — “The Imitation Game” scribe Graham Moore.

An Academy Award nominee for adapted screenplay, Moore becomes the Obama Administration’s de facto inside man because his mother, Susan Sher, served as First Lady Michelle Obama’s initial chief of staff and “confidant-in-chief” in the first years after the Obamas’ move from Chicago to Washington.

Michelle Obama lauded “The Imitation Game” and other films and TV shows last month for helping to break stereotypes about gay people. The film depicts Alan Turing’s heroic efforts to break a crucial Nazi code during World War II, even as he was ostracized for his homosexuality. »

- James Rainey

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Noi e la Giulia (Giulia and us) Movie Review

18 February 2015 11:55 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Noi e la Giulia (Giulia and us)  Director: Edoardo Leo Starring: Edoardo Leo, Luca Argentero, Claudio Amendola, Anna Foglietta, Stefano Fresi, Carlo Buccirosso. Giulia is one of the most popular female baby names in Italy, but it is also the name of a charming old fashioned car made by Alfa Romeo in the 60s and 70s; which in this flick will become the emblem of the pursuit of dreams during the mature stage of life. ‘Noi e la Giulia’ is the story of fully grown men who finally take the guts to stick to their Plan B: letting go of the profession they despised, to start anew by building  [ Read More ]

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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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Contender Countdown: The tough Best Picture call between 'Boyhood' and 'Birdman'

13 February 2015 12:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Well, we've got another barn burner on our hands people. Final voting for the 87th Academy Awards is well underway and this year's Best Picture race is far from settled. Or is it? Excuse me, feeling deja vu. I believe we went through something similar to this last year. In one corner, we have indie darling "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's 12-year achievement which has won most of the major critics' honors and took home the BAFTA award for Best Film last Sunday night. In the other corner is Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman," another critically-acclaimed drama which has taken home the three key guild honors: the Producers Guild Award, the Directors Guild Award and the Best Ensemble honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. If you were to play the analytics game, the easy pick would be "Birdman." No film has won all three guild honors and lost the Oscar »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Charlie Hunnam replaces Benedict Cumberbatch in The Lost City Of Z

4 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Charlie Hunnam will star in the 'The Lost City Of Z'. The 34-year-old actor has taken over the lead role in the mythical adventure from Benedict Cumberbatch and is expected to start filming this summer, reports Empire Online. The movie - which was also tipped to star Brad Pitt in the past - now has the actor on board to produce through his Plan B company with director and writer James Gray adapting the script from David Grann's book of the same name. The story follows explorer Percy Fawcett - played by Hunnam - who ventures into the Amazon rainforest on a mapping quest in 1925 and allegedly discovers the Lost City of Z. Upon his return he is mocked by his colleagues who dismiss his fraudulent claims prompting him to gather his son and a companion and go back to the city, never to return again. Sienna Miller »

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Charlie Hunnam Heads For The Lost City Of Z

3 February 2015 8:05 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

If you’re someone who rolls their eyes at the idea of Benedict Cumberbatch taking on every film and genre possible, prepare to wipe one title off your to-boycott list. He’s no longer attached to James Gray’s adventure film The Lost City Of Z. Nope, now Charlie Hunnam will take the lead instead.Bubbling away in development for a while, the adaptation of David Grann’s popular book once boasted Brad Pitt as the star, but he’s now simply on board to produce via his Plan B company. Hunnam will play Percy Fawcett, who headed into Brazil’s Amazon jungles on a mapping quest in 1925. There, suffering from a nasty case of malaria, he claimed to have discovered a mythical city he called the Lost City of Z.When his adventurer peers roundly mocked the idea as a fantasy or fraud, Fawcett gathered up his son and »

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Charlie Hunnam Replaces Benedict Cumberbatch In James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z

3 February 2015 2:47 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been well over a year since any significant movement was made on James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z. In late 2013, Twilight‘s Robert Pattinson joined the cast, which, at that time, only included Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead. Then, in December, Sienna Miller was reportedly grafted onto the project in a minor role, with outlets announcing that production would commence in summer 2015.

Was that imminent lensing date a motivating factor for acquiring a new leading man? Either way, Deadline reports that Cumberbatch is off the project and Sons Of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is taking his place. It’s likely that the former has had to reshuffle his pending projects due to his Marvel commitments on Doctor Strange.

Whatever the reason, the unknown cause of the film’s delay now means that Hunnam will play Percival Fawcett, described as a “British colonial who disappeared in the »

- Gem Seddon

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Charlie Hunnam to star with Robert Pattinson in Lost City of Z

3 February 2015 2:38 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Charlie Hunnam has officially signed on to star opposite Robert Pattinson in the big screen adaptation of The Lost City of Z.

Brad Pitt's production company Plan B is adapting David Grann's non-fiction account of the disappearance of British explorer Percy Fawcett.

Pacific Rim star Hunnam is stepping in for Benedict Cumberbatch to portray Fawcett, who was never seen again after leading an expedition to find an ancient city in the Amazon.

The circumstances surrounding Fawcett's disappearance have remained a mystery since 1925, with others also going missing while searching for him.

Cumberbatch had to leave the project due to his commitment to Marvel's superhero movie Doctor Strange.

Production on The Lost City of Z is expected to begin this summer.

James Gray, whose previous work includes Palme d'Or-nominated The Immigrant and the crime drama Blood Ties, is writing and directing The Lost City of Z.

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Hunnam To Topline "Lost City of Z"

3 February 2015 1:58 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Charlie Hunnam ("Pacific Rim," "Sons of Anarchy") will star opposite Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller in James Gray's film adaptation of David Grann's Amazonian mystery novel "The Lost City of Z" at Plan B and Mica Entertainment.

Hunnam is replacing Benedict Cumberbatch, who was previously set to star but had to leave the project due to his commitments to other projects - namely Marvel's "Doctor Strange"

Hunan will play Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett, a former decorated British soldier turned early 20th century explorer. Fawcett and his son disappeared in 1925 during an expedition to find the ancient and lost 'City of Z' in the uncharted jungles of the Amazon.

Over the next seventy years, scores of explorers tried and failed to retrace Fawcett's path, including a 1996 expedition of Brazilian adventurers. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Dale Johnson and Anthony Katagas are producing.

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- Garth Franklin

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Charlie Hunnam Joins Robert Pattinson in 'Lost City of Z'

3 February 2015 1:56 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has signed on to join Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller in the adaptation The Lost City of Z. No details were given on what character he is playing in this adaptation of David Grann's non-fiction best-seller of the same name, which explores the true story of British soldier and spy Percy Fawcett.

The story follow Fawcett as he leaves the Victorian society in 1925 to explore in the Amazon jungle with his son, obsessed with finding a civilization known as Z. Neither Percy nor his son were ever heard from again. Facwett's expeditions helped inspire author Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World. Benedict Cumberbatch was at one point attached to play Fawcett, but he is no longer involved with the project.

James Gray (We Own the Night, Two Lovers) is directing from his own adapted screenplay, with Plan B's Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner »

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Charlie Hunnam Takes Lead Role in ‘Lost City of Z’

3 February 2015 1:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The European Film Market is kicking off, which is why we’re starting to get information on some films we’ve heard about for a long time. The latest is Lost City of Z, which has been in development for some time from Brad Pitt’s company Plan B. Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson are also starring, and […]

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- Russ Fischer

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Berlin: Charlie Hunnam Joins ‘Lost City of Z’

3 February 2015 12:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Charlie Hunnam will star in James Gray’s “Lost City of Z” alongside Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. The project has just locked down financing from Mica Entertainment.

Sierra/Affinity will continue international sales at the Berlin Film Festival this week. CAA represents domestic rights.

Production is expected to start this summer. The project is based on David Grann’s 2009 book of the same name.

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing through their Plan B Entertainment along with Dale Johnson and Anthony Katagas. Marc Butan is exec producing with Mica Entertainment’s Julie B. May and Glenn Murray.

Hunnam will portray Percy Fawcett, a British surveyor who disappeared in the 1920s while searching for a mythical city in the Amazon jungles of Brazil that he believed he discovered on a prior expedition.

Benedict Cumberbatch had been attached to play the Fawcett part in “The Lost City of Z »

- Dave McNary

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Charlie Hunnam Finds ‘Lost City Of Z’

3 February 2015 12:13 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Charlie Hunnam has joined the cast of James Gray’s Lost City Of Z opposite Sienna Miller (American Sniper) and Robert Pattinson (the Twilight films). Mica Entertainment is financing the big-screen adaptation of David Grann’s bestseller. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing via Plan B along with Dale Johnson and Anthony Katagas. Marc Butan is exec producing along with with Mica Entertainment’s Julie B, May and Glenn Murray. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales at Berlin’s Efm, with CAA handling the domestic sale.  Production is set to begin in the summer.

Hunnam, who wrapped a seven-year run on FX’s Sons Of Anarchy in December, next reteams with his Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro on horror pic Crimson Peak and is set to play the title role in Guy Ritchie’s Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur. He also will star opposite Rosamund Pike »

- Ali Jaafar

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Berlin: Charlie Hunnam Replacing Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Lost City of Z'

3 February 2015 12:04 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Charlie Hunnam will star opposite Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller in The Lost City of ZPlan B’s adaptation of the book by David Grann. Mica Entertainment has come on board to finance the drama, which James Gray is directing. Sierra / Affinity is continuing international sales of the title at this year’s European Film Market. CAA is handling domestic rights. Hunnam is replacing Benedict Cumberbatch, who was previously set to star but is now due to topline Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie, among other projects. In the true-life drama, Hunnam will portray British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who

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Terrence Malick's 'Voyage of Time' Gets IMAX Release, Locks Financing

3 February 2015 10:31 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Broad Green Pictures and IMAX are joining Sophisticated Films and Wild Bunch to wrap up financing on Terrence Malick's 30-years-in-the-making "Voyage of Time," a cinematic celebration of Earth and time from the dawn of the universe to its eventual demise. Back in 2014, Cannes buyers were treated to first images from the hotly awaited film, which Broad Green will have the first opportunity to distribute in North America following the exclusive IMAX release. Per Wild Bunch, "Voyage" "examines all that occurred to prepare the world that stands before us now: science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and the minute life systems of our planet." Malick is working first in the IMAX format for a 40-minute version with scientific narration by Brad Pitt, whose Plan B produces, followed by a 35mm feature-length version narrated by Cate Blanchett, who stars in Malick's upcoming Berlinale premiere "Knight of Cups." The film came together. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Suge Knight -- Surveillance Cameras Broken, Pointed Wrong Way

1 February 2015 12:50 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Suge Knight thinks surveillance video will exonerate him, while cops believe it could be the smoking gun that nails him for murder. Well both sides need a Plan B, because the surveillance footage doesn't exist.The owner of Tam's -- the Compton hamburger joint where Suge ran over and killed Terry Carter -- tells us the security camera trained at the parking lot doesn't work. He got nothin'.There's a Wells Fargo nearby but we »

- TMZ Staff

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