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'Monday Night Raw' -- Blizzard Can't Stop Us ... Show Will Go On!

26 January 2015 11:08 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The massive blizzard in the Northeast will Not stop "Monday Night Raw" -- despite the fact it was scheduled to go down in Connecticut ... with WWE telling us they have a Plan B!! A rep for WWE tells us ... they will not tape the show from the Xl Center in Hartford -- instead, "the WWE will emanate live tonight from its studios in the Stamford world headquarters."The WWE has not said if there will »

- TMZ Staff

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Mark Ruffalo Tweets SAG Awards Acceptance Speech from Bed in London

26 January 2015 9:13 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mark Ruffalo couldn’t make it to Sunday night’s SAG Awards ceremony to accept in person his prize for outstanding male actor in a TV movie or miniseries, but thanks to Twitter, he was able to share a makeshift acceptance speech from his bed in London. He’s currently across the pond filming “Now You See Me: The Second Act.”

Ruffalo — who beat out Billy Bob Thornton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adrien Brody and Richard Jenkins in the category — wrote that his wife and children woke him up with the news four hours before he had to be back on set.

Ha ha ha! Sunny and my kids just woke me up to tell me I won a SAG award. Have to be at work in 4 hours. Thank you! @SAGawards

Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 26, 2015

Thanks @MattBomer my dear friend and partner in #TheNormalHeart you were an inspiration and friend every day. »

- Variety Staff

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Mark Ruffalo Missed the SAG Awards, but He Still Gave an Acceptance Speech on Twitter

25 January 2015 6:47 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Mark Ruffalo missed the SAG Awards on Sunday when he won the Actor for outstanding performance in a television movie or miniseries for The Normal Heart, but he didn't miss his chance to acknowledge his win or thank his peers. Ruffalo took to Twitter moments after the win and got to chime in on his victory. First, he tweeted a cute message about how his wife and kids woke him up to tell him the big news, mentioning that he had to be at work in four hours, implying that's the reason he missed the show: Ha ha ha! Sunny and my kids just woke me up to tell me I won a SAG award. Have to be at work in 4 hours. Thank you! @SAGawards — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 26, 2015 Then, he took the opportunity to thank The Normal Heart director Ryan Murphy. Thank you @ryanmurphy24 for giving me the incredible part! »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Mark Ruffalo Wins the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

25 January 2015 5:50 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Mark Ruffalo won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries on Sunday for his performance in HBO's The Normal Heart. Ruffalo was up against Adrien Brody (Houdini, History), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: His Last Vow, PBS), Richard Jenkins (Olive Kitteridge, HBO) and Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo, FX). The award was presented by Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Ruffalo - also a nominee for his supporting performance in the film Foxcatcher - was not at the ceremony. After Leto and Nyong'o accepted the award on his behalf, »

- Caitlin Keating, @caitkeating

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Mark Ruffalo Asleep When He Won 2015 SAG Award, Gives Speech on Twitter

25 January 2015 1:25 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Mark Ruffalo was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards, but not only did he skip the Sunday, January 25 show, he apparently slept through it. About halfway through the show, Mark won the SAG Award for "Performance By a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries" for his role in "The Normal Heart." They had to do the classic "Mark Ruffalo couldn't be here ... we accept the award on his behalf."

However, Mark did accept the award shortly after he won - via Twitter. Here's his six-part (so far) speech:

Ha ha ha! Sunny and my kids just woke me up to tell me I won a SAG award. Have to be at work in 4 hours. Thank you! @SAGawards

- Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 26, 2015

Thank you @ryanmurphy24 for giving me the incredible part! Thank you Larry Kramer teaching is all a little more about love.

- Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo »

- Gina Carbone

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‘Birdman’ Soars As PGA Sets A New Course For Wide Open Best Picture Oscar Race

25 January 2015 3:10 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

During the cocktail reception before Saturday night’s Producers Guild Awards began I ran into Oscar-nominated Screenwriter (and Director) Dan Gilroy and wife Rene Russo, there supporting one of the ten PGA Darryl F. Zanuck Best Picture nominees, Nightcrawler. Russo, admittedly not a staple at this type of awards-season banquet, asked me if they were going to serve food at this event. “Yes,” I replied, “it’s a dinner.” “So what do you think will win, Boyhood or Birdman?” she wondered. That was an interesting and somewhat surprising way to distill what has been thought to be a wide open race to Oscar until Boyhood basically cleaned up on the critics circuit, capping its run with Golden Globe and  Critics Choice Movie Award wins, while Birdman scored for Michael Keaton but actually lost to Fox Searchlight stablemate The Grand Budapest Hotel in both respective comedy categories. But now with the »

- Pete Hammond

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Steven Knight Says 'World War Z' Sequel is Starting with Clean Slate

20 January 2015 8:59 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Early last summer, we learned that Locke director and writer Steven Knight was hired to script a sequel to the intense zombie epidemic thriller World War Z. But since then, we haven't heard anything new on the project. But Thompson on Hollywood recently sat down with the writer, who's still at the treatment stage of writing, and the conversation turned to the progress on the gestating sequel which Brad Pitt will produce again through his Plan B production banner. However, as we've suspected, it doesn't sound like he'll be starring as Knight says, "It’s not quite like the other, we're starting with a clean slate." Read on! Unfortunately, Knight didn't elaborate on what that meant, nor was he asked to go into more detail. But it sounds like the sequel will be more of an anthology companion to World War Z, perhaps following someone else in pursuit of a »

- Ethan Anderton

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World War Z sequel 'a clean slate', says screenwriter Steven Knight

20 January 2015 7:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

World War Z sequel screenwriter Steven Knight has shared an update for the forthcoming blockbuster.

Knight, creator of Peaky Blinders and writer-director of Tom Hardy's Locke, revealed that Paramount's planned follow-up could depart significantly from its predecessor.

Discussing his decision to take on the project, Knight told Indiewire: "I thought, 'Why not? What fun.' It's not quite like the other, we're starting with a clean slate. When they've signed off we're on."

The World War Z sequel will shoot in October for release in 2016.

The Impossible's Ja Bayona will direct the film with Brad Pitt producing through his Plan B company. It is unclear if Brad Pitt will reprise his role as Un investigator Gerry Lane.

World War Z earned more than $540 million at the worldwide box office from a budget of $190 million. Watch the trailer for the film below: »

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Charlie Hunnam of Sons of Anarchy to play Drug Lord

19 January 2015 4:46 PM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Charlie Hunnam is reportedly set to star in 'American Drug Lord'. The 'Sons of Anarchy' actor is reportedly set to play cartel leader Edgar Valdez in the upcoming film based on a 2011 Rolling Stone article of the same name, by Vanessa Grigoriadis and Mary Cuddehe. The story follows high school football player Valdez, a Mexican/American born and raised in Laredo, Texas, who became the first Us citizen to lead his own drug cartel and the movie tells his story moving narcotics from his base in Acapulco. 'American Sniper' writer Jason Hall is to pen the script and is writing the character for Hunnam to portray, reports Deadline. Sarah Esberg of Plan B will executive produce the movie, with Jillian Share and Sophie Sikora are supervising for Legendary. Hunnam - who previously starred in the sci-fi adventure 'Pacific Rim', directed by Guillermo del Toro - is »

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Controversy From SAG To The Academy As Issue Turns To Diversity: Is It Fair? – Oscar Watch

18 January 2015 1:21 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

One week from today, the #allwhite SAG movie awards will take place at the Shrine. For the film categories that will appear on the Jan. 25 telecast, the actors union managed to nominate not a single black actor in any of its four film acting categories. SAG also didn’t nominate any black performers among the 42 additional actors named as part of its Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture (nominees are Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory Of Everything).

So that’s a total of 62 performances nominated, all of them white, with the closest thing to any level of diversity being Grand Budapest Hotel co-star and Cast nominee Tony Revolori, a Southern Californian of Guatemalan descent.

Yet did SAG, a union run by white actor Ken Howard, get anywhere near the level of flak and criticism and outrage the Academy of Motion »

- Pete Hammond

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Writer-Director Steve Knight Moves from Indie 'Locke' to TV Hit 'Peaky Blinders' and the Sequel to 'World War Z'

17 January 2015 6:38 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Knight's also the creator of Netflix Brit import "Peaky Blinders," a seedily atmospheric turn-of-the-century look at gangster life. (Our review here.) Charismatic tar Cillian Murphy used to be able to walk around in New York unrecognized but can't do it anymore. One obsessed fan is Snoop Dog, who Knight recently took out in London. "He told me how he related to his experience with gang culture," he says. "It's been one of those things that's gone off like a rocket. He says it's going down so well with black people that they are getting into the way of dressing. The same thing happened here on the East End, people dressed like Peaky, wearing caps." Knight wrote Bleecker Street Media's upcoming Ed Zwick chess thriller "Pawn Sacrifice," starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer and Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky, which played well at Toronto. He's writing the treatment for the sequel »

- Anne Thompson

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Steve Carell joins Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling for The Big Short

16 January 2015 6:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After news broke earlier in the week that the heavyweight trifecta of Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling were teaming for new drama The Big Short, the ensemble has swelled even more with news from The Hollywood Reporter that newly-crowned Academy Award nominee Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) is in talks to join them.

The film, which is a adaptation of Michael Lewis’ (Moneyball) book, would see Carell play “Steve Eisman, a money manager who shorted subprime mortgages” in a movie that “chronicles multiple storylines and juggles various characters against the backdrop of the housing and credit bubbles of the 2000s that led to the 2007-08 global financial crisis.”

Anchorman and Step Brothers director Adam McKay is writing and directing the film, with Pitt’s production company Plan B, producing the film. No filming schedule has yet been confirmed, but early word suggests a 2016 release.

The post Steve Carell joins Christian Bale, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Steve Carell in talks to join Pitt, Bale and Gosling in The Big Short

15 January 2015 4:11 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Steve Carell has entered talks for The Big Short.

The actor is in line to join Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling in the newly-announced financial drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will adapt Michael Lewis's bestseller The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, with Anchorman's Adam McKay writing and directing.

The book explores the build-up of the housing and credit bubble, leading up to the beginning of the financial crisis in 2007.

Pitt's Plan B will produce the film. Its previous credits include 12 Years a Slave, Selma and Moneyball.

Carell can currently be seen in the drama Foxcatcher, for which he received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. »

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Charlie Hunnam Teams With ‘American Sniper’ Scribe Jason Hall On Legendary’s ‘American Drug Lord’

14 January 2015 3:38 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: After completing a long run as the tragic motorcycle club leader on Sons Of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam is going to play another character who gets lost in the drug trade. Legendary has acquired the 2011 Rolling Stone article American Drug Lord, and they have set American Sniper scribe Jason Hall to write the script as a potential star vehicle for Hunnam.

Legendary will produce with Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner and Hunnam. It is based on the story of Edgar Valdez, a high school football player from Texas who would become the only U.S. citizen to rise to the level of cartel leader in Mexico. From his base in Acapulco, Valdez, who brought the nickname La Barbie that was given him by his high school football coach, made $130 million in one year moving drugs from Colombia. He became increasingly feared and allegedly ratcheted up the violence »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Steve Carell in Talks to Star in ‘The Big Short’ With Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale

14 January 2015 3:22 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Foxcatcher” star Steve Carell is eyeing another drama.

The actor is in talks to join Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling in “The Big Short,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The financial drama is Plan B and Paramount’s upcoming adaptation of Michael Lewis’s non-fiction book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.”

Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’

The story explores last decade’s housing and credit bubble collapse, in which Carell would play Steve Eisman, one of the money movers who »

- Travis Reilly

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Update: Steve Carell Is Joining Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling's Movie

14 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Something glorious has happened: Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, and Christian Bale are starring in a movie together. The three have signed on for The Big Short, which is being produced by Pitt's production company, Plan B. The latest news is that Steve Carell will also be in the cast. Clearly, this is very exciting news, and we have tons of questions about it. You probably have questions too, so we've put together a handy Q&A for you. Take a look below for everything you need to know so far. What is it about? It's a nonfiction story about the build-up of the credit and housing bubble that led to the recent financial crisis. Ok, so who's directing it? Adam McKay is writing and directing. Wait - the same guy who directed Anchorman? Yes. Source: Getty But this is a serious movie, right? Yes. Weird. Will Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt be in scenes together? »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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It’s Triple The Testosterone As Pitt, Gosling And Bale Topline ‘The Big Short’

13 January 2015 11:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

America’s financial meltdown of the late Noughties is set to receive the Hollywood treatment again, this time with a stellar ensemble cast under the banner of Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B. Not only will Pitt be onscreen but he’ll share that poor expanse of white with Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale – enough acting intensity to burn a hole through a cinema wall.

The Big Short is an adaptation of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. That took a blistering look at the movers and shakers whose catastrophic irresponsibility led to the housing and credit bubble that went pop in 2007. Roles are yet to be confirmed but more big names are expected to join the rogues gallery in due course.

Tinseltown covered similar ground in 2010’s The Company Men, though that was criticized in some quarters for being somewhat on the mild side. »

- Steve Palace

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Pitt, Bale, Gosling Team For "Big Short"

13 January 2015 9:19 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are teaming up to star in Adam McKay's film adaptation of "Moneyball" author Michael Lewis' non-fiction novel "The Big Short" at Paramount and Plan B.

McKay is writing and directing the adaptation which deals with the housing and credit bubble during the 2000s that led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010. The book follows several key people who played a role in said 'bubble' forming.

Pitt will produce with DeDe Gardner, no word on a scheduled production start.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling & Christan Bale To Star In 'The Big Short'

13 January 2015 6:47 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Brad Pitt and his producing company Plan B are adapting the nonfiction novel “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” written by Michael Lewis (who also wrote Moneyball which was also adapted for the big screen by Pitt & Co.).

The film, which will be co-produced by Paramount, has assembled an all-star cast, which includes Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale in key roles. Adam McKay is directing and writing the film.

The novel recounts the story of the build-up of the housing and credit bubble that led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010. Brad Pitt and Plan B has grown a reputation of creating serious dramas such as Oscar Winner 12 Years a Slave and last year’s Selma, which is also a top Awards contender. Because of its subject matter and cast, expect this film to be a part of the Awards race once it gets released. Stay tuned for additional details. »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale Team Up for The Big Short

13 January 2015 4:20 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Is this the Sexiest Movie Alive? Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale are in talks to star in The Big Short, an adaptation of Michael Lewis's bestselling book of the same name, according to Variety. Pitt and his Plan B production company are set to produce the film, with a script from Adam McKay. Pitt starred in another one of Lewis's big-screen adaptions, Moneyball, for which the actor earned an Oscar nod in 2012. The Big Short tells the story about the buildup to the housing bubble crash during the 2000s, highlighting the key players behind the financial crisis and »

- Tara Fowler, @waterfowlerta

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