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Emily Blunt Can't Wait For Her Kids to See Her Movies - Except This One

19 December 2016 9:15 AM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

It seems unavoidable that Emily Blunt's daughters will stumble upon The Devil Wears Prada - after all, their father, John Krasinski, has seen it over 70 times - but Blunt is lining up plenty of other movies she can't wait to share with her girls as well. For starters, she's already got a few animated films to her name, but there's also Into the Woods, and, of course, her upcoming starring role in Mary Poppins Returns. I recently sat down with Blunt in New York, where we discussed how being a mom has affected the projects she chooses, working with her husband, and what film she hopes her children never find. Image Source: Getty / Mireya Acierto Popsugar: How much, if it all, are your kids a factor into the actual roles you choose now? Emily Blunt: Mary Poppins! What a gift to my girls! I would've done Mary Poppins »

- Becky Kirsch

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Golden Globes Recognize Actual Comedies and Musicals With Nominations

12 December 2016 8:05 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is always full of surprises, but there was at least one pleasant one this morning: when it came to the comedy/musical category for the Golden Globes, they actually nominated comedies and musicals. If that sounds like a no-brainer, consider last year’s winners: “The Martian” took best picture while its star Matt Damon took best actor. Best actress in a comedy/musical went to Jennifer Lawrence of “Joy.”

Every year, the Golden Globes endure criticism when it comes to the film comedy category: why even bother breaking the categories into drama and musical/comedy when so many films end up blurring the lines?  (This was perhaps most noticeable in 2010 when the Globes nominated “The Tourist,” along with stars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, as a comedy.) But this year, they actually chose to do something about it, nominating two genuine musicals (“La La Land »

- Jenelle Riley

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Looks Like Drama in the Golden Globes Comedy Category Again

18 October 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It may simply be the race to see who loses to “La La Land”: Along with Damien Chazelle’s crowd-pleasing musical, only Paramount’s “Florence Foster Jenkins,” with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, appears to be a strong contender for the Golden Globes’ comedy/music honor.

Beyond that, it’s not a crowded field. That could lead to some films that straddle the line between comedy and drama seeking refuge in the less-competitive category.

Last year’s race was marked by a number of these nebulous contenders. The ultimate winner, Ridley Scott’s “The Martian,” caused a stir over having been submitted as a comedy with the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.

“Trying to dominate the comedy category when you are really a drama afraid of dramatic competition is a punk move,” director Judd Apatow, whose “Trainwreck” was in the hunt, said at the time. In accepting the trophy at the awards show, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Egyptian Star Amr Waked Joins Sky’s Neil Jordan ‘Riviera’ TV Series (Exclusive)

23 September 2016 9:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rome — Egyptian actor Amr Waked, his country’s biggest international star, has joined the cast of Neil Jordan’s “Riviera” as a French detective investigating the yacht explosion that precipitates the plot of the high-profile TV crime series.

Waked, who also played a French cop in Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” will play a detective named Delormes who is “trying to decipher a very complicated case,” the actor said. The show is being produced by London-based Archery Pictures for pan-European pay-tv network Sky.

Billionaire Constantine Clios is killed in the explosion, after which his new wife, Georgina, played by Julia Stiles, “is shocked to discover [that] the fortune that maintained his immaculate, ever-so-tasteful lifestyle is tainted with dishonesty, double-dealing, crime, and ultimately murder,” according to Sky’s press notes.

Riviera” is among the flagship titles in the pipeline of Sky’s Sky Atlantic network.

The ensemble cast of the series, set amid the sleazy French jet set on the »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Misty Copeland Joins The Nutcracker And The Four Realms At Disney

13 July 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The upcoming live-action Disney movie The Nutcracker And The Four Realms has welcomed its first cast member – legendary ballerina Misty Copeland. Her appearance in the movie will mark her first involvement in narrative cinema, having already featured on television reality shows, as well as a documentary about her own early career, A Ballerina’s Tale.

The film will be helmed by Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom (Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, The Shipping News, Chocolat), armed with a script by Ashleigh Powell, who makes her screenwriting debut here. With Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy) producing the project, it is notable that the first casting choice is a strong one – recognizing that Misty Copeland is a world-renowned, award winning talent. It also indicates the tone that Hallstrom will be striving for – evidently mixing his own visual flair with the rich musical history of the tale.

While The Nutcracker is best known as a two-act ballet, »

- Sarah Myles

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American Pastoral Trailer Marks Ewan McGregor's Directing Debut

27 June 2016 7:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actor Ewan McGregor has certainly been keeping busy lately, filming his long-awaited sequel Trainspotting 2 and also signing on for his first major American TV role, starring in Season 3 of FX's Fargo. The actor is also getting ready to debut his directorial debut American Pastoral, with the first trailer arriving over the weekend. The first-time filmmaker also stars in this drama set during the Vietnam War.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Phillip Roth novel, American Pastoral follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s. Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Beginners) makes his directorial debut and stars as Seymour "Swede" Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede's life. When his beloved teenage daughter, Merry, disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, »

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American Pastoral Teaser Trailer Hopes Imagery Sells Story

26 June 2016 10:11 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Ewan McGregor chose to tackle a fantastically difficult story for his first foray into directing, and that’s only partially because American Pastoral is so highly regarded.

It isn’t just that the book has received so much critical and popular acclaim, but the fact that an adaptation could so easily go wrong with a story that attempts to tackle the human condition in precisely this way.

Philip Roth’s novel is an almost bizarrely pointed look at how people “work,” and what it means to try to know and understand other people. While the plot, more or less, focuses on a specific incident, it is as much about what happens to anyone if you start really examining the facade everyone puts forward as being “them.”

That’s a tricky movie no matter what the “plot” involves, and it’s the sort of thing that requires a director that really »

- Marc Eastman

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First trailer and poster for Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut American Pastoral

23 June 2016 3:41 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer and poster have arrived online for Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut American Pastoral, which is based upon Philip Roth‘s Pulitzer Prize winning novel and sees McGregor starring alongside Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, David Strathain and Uzo Aduba; check them out below…

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Phillip Roth novel, American Pastoral follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s. Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Beginners) makes his directorial debut and stars as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved teenage daughter, Merry, disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Ewan McGregor Makes Directorial Debut In Trailer for Philip Roth Adaptation ‘American Pastoral’

23 June 2016 12:46 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It seems impossible, or maybe just stupid: adapt what is perhaps the most acclaimed novel by perhaps our greatest living novelist as your directorial debut, which you’ll also star in as a character with whom, based on the many and very critical descriptions from said most-acclaimed-novel-by-greatest-living-novelist, you don’t even have the greatest resemblance. Here we are, then, with Ewan McGregor‘s American Pastoral, an adaptation of Philip Roth‘s Pulitzer-winning, meta-fictional masterpiece of grieving, complex generational rifts, and glove-making — not exactly a Sundance-premiering dramedy.

I very much hope not to look like a fool in four months’ time when I say, now, that the first preview points towards something with character — perhaps rather good, even. Early days, yes (hence the disclaimer), yet this is a fine sampling of period-evoking design, shots and palette that evoke some sense of visual purpose — hello, The American and Control Dp Martin Ruhe — and, »

- Nick Newman

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Film Review: ‘Our Kind of Traitor’

2 May 2016 6:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In British television director Susanna White’s Cold-War-rekindled thriller “Our Kind of Traitor,” Ewan McGregor plays a character named Perry Makepeace, whose moniker is only slightly more subtle than those of classic Bond girls Pussy Galore, Plenty O’Toole and Xenia Onatopp. A tweedy college professor roped into brokering the defection of Russia’s “No. 1 money launderer,” Makepeace would appear to be making good on his name, were this not the latest espionage thriller from cynic extraordinaire John le Carré, who might have done better to christen his unwitting protagonist Patsy McGullible.

Makepeace is vacationing with girlfriend Gail Perkins (Naomie Harris) in Marrakesh, when he takes the bait, accepting the invitation of boisterous Russian oligarch Dima (Stellan Skarsgård) to attend the sort of party where revelers dance among the fireworks and high-dollar prostitutes roam the halls on horseback. This is pretty much the lifestyle taxpayers figure Gerard Depardieu left France to enjoy, »

- Peter Debruge

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[Review] A Hologram For The King

25 April 2016 9:14 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Even while it was in production, Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King fostered a dual atmosphere of intrigue and questionability. After all, it was based off a lesser and somewhat inconsequential novel by Dave Eggers, whose own evocative prose styling was the sole reason to experience it on the page. It didn’t boost confidence that most of the book’s most compelling virtues were precisely the sort of nuances that get cut in a cinematic adaptation. On that proverbial other hand, Tykwer isn’t exactly a filmmaker who travels traditional Hollywood pathways when adapting challenging works; he found the odd and distinctive hearts of both David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas (which he co-directed with the Wachowskis) and Patrick Suskind’s Perfume. Perhaps then, it isn’t surprising that Hologram ends up somewhere in the middle of what we would expect; instead of trying to overcome its slight, »

- Nathan Bartlebaugh

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Lasse Hallstrom to Direct Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker And The Four Realms’

5 March 2016 3:59 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

The classic Christmas tale of the Nutcracker is coming to the big screen again.

This time around—Walt Disney Pictures is set to adapt The Nutcracker And The Four Realms into a live-action movie with Lass Hallstrom in the director’s chair.

Hallstrom has a good resume with The Hundred-foot Journey, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, Dear John, and Casanova.

The classic ballet story by E.T.A. Hoffman follows a young girl who was given a nutcracker as a Christmas present. The nutcracker came to life as he takes the young girl into a faraway land to battle the evil Mouse King.

Ashleigh Powell is currently writing the script.

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- Gig Patta

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Stephen Garrett on Working with John le Carré, ‘Twilight’s’ Stephenie Meyer

21 February 2016 12:43 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Variety speaks to former Kudos founder Stephen Garrett, whose credits include “Spooks” (known as “Mi-5” in the U.S.), “Hustle” and “Life on Mars,” about his partnerships involving novelist John le Carré and “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer.

On Sunday, Le Carré adaptation “The Night Manager,” which stars “Thor” thesp Tom Hiddleston and “House’s” Hugh Laurie, starts its run on the BBC, following a screening of its first episode on Thursday at the Berlin Film Festival. The six-part miniseries, which airs on AMC in the U.S. from April 19, is the product of a creative collaboration between Garrett and Le Carré’s sons, Simon and Stephen Cornwell.

Garrett explains that when his departure from Kudos was announced in 2014, the Cornwells got in touch right away to ask him to assist with “The Night Manager,” which is produced by their company The Ink Factory. Hiddleston and Laurie were already on board, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Kudos Founder Stephen Garrett Launches Character Seven, Boards Fickle Fish’s ‘The Rook’

5 February 2016 11:14 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Stephen Garrett, founder of “Mi-5” and “Life on Mars” producer Kudos, has launched production company Character Seven, which is developing “The Rook,” a London-set supernatural series for Hulu, with “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer’s company Fickle Fish and Lionsgate.

Garrett, who co-founded Kudos in 1992 and was later joint managing director with Jane Featherstone, oversaw a run of TV series hits including “Mi-5” (known as “Spooks” in the U.K.), “Hustle” and “Life on Mars.” As a film producer and executive producer, Garrett’s credits include “Eastern Promises,” “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” and “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.”

Since leaving the Endemol Shine Group-owned company in 2014, Garrett has been working on projects that bring together international talents. His first credit under Character Seven, in partnership with the Ink Factory, is the John le Carré adaptation “The Night Manager,” starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Elizabeth Debicki. The six-part »

- Leo Barraclough

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Al Jazeera Journo Mohamed Fahmy’s Egypt Hell Memoir ‘The Marriott Cell’ Being Developed Into Feature Film

1 February 2016 7:33 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy’s upcoming memoir “The Marriott Cell,” about his arrest with two other Al Jazeera English reporters at the Cairo Marriott hotel in December 2013 and the protracted incarceration that followed, is being developed into a feature film by British book-to-film agency The Development Partnership in tandem with Egyptian multi-hyphenate Amr Waked.

On board to pen the screenplay adaptation of Fahmy’s hotly anticipated memoir is Michael Bronner, the former CBS “60 Minutes” producer who more recently co-produced director Paul Greengrass’ “Green Zone,” “Captain Philips,” and “United 93.”

The Al Jazeera case, which became a cause celebre, saw Fahmy (pictured behind bars) and his two colleagues, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed, spend more than 400 days in Egypt’s infamous Tora prison, also known as Scorpion, on Cairo’s outskirts on trumped-up charges of spreading “false news.”  Egyptian prosecutors linked them to supposed student terrorist groups connected with the Muslim Brotherhood, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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