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Participant boards DreamWorks duo

11 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Participant Media has joined Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller and period drama The Light Between Oceans.

Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller will star Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan and is based on a screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen from an original script by Matt Charman.

Twentieth Century Fox is co-financing and will handle international distribution on the film, based on the story of an attorney sent by the CIA to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot during the Cold War.

Filming is set to commence next month in New York and Berlin. Spielberg will direct and is producing with Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Adam Somner and Daniel Lupi are the executive producers.

Buena Vista will distribute in the Us on October 16, 2015.

Derek Cianfrance is adapting and will direct Ml Stedman’s novel The Light Between The Oceans, which wil star Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Participant Joins DreamWorks' Spielberg Cold War Thriller and 'The Light Between Oceans'

12 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Social action producer Participant Media and DreamWorks Studios have partnered six times, including two Oscar contenders, Tate Taylor's "The Help" and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." So it's no surprise that Participant is joining DreamWorks on two upcoming films that will start filming next month. They are Spielberg’s “Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller,” written by Joel and Ethan Coen from an original script by Matt Charman, and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan; and writer-director Derek Cianfrance's period drama "The Light Between Oceans," based on the fiction best-seller by M.L. Stedman, and starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz.hanks Spielberg's spy thriller tells the true story of attorney James Donovan (Hanks), who is pushed into the Cold War when the CIA sends him on a mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. It »

- Anne Thompson

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Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie thriller 'Maggie' gets U.S. distribution

14 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In the genre-subverting apocalyptic thriller Maggie, which Lionsgate just acquired  for North American distribution, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a father grappling with his daughter’s imminent zombie-ness.

John Scott 3’s Black List script imagines a world overtaken by a zombie virus, but focuses the trauma on the relationship between a father and his daughter (Abigail Breslin) as she slowly devolves into one of the cannibalistic undead. Henry Hobson, whose main credits are for designing title sequences for video games, television shows, and films such as The Help and The Walking Dead, directed the film, which also stars Joely Richardson. »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Jessica Chastain on Her Busy Fall, Interstellar, and Her Love for The Other Woman

16 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Propelled by Oscar-nominated roles in Zero Dark Thirty and The Help, Jessica Chastain has fast become one of our most prolific actresses, but even she’s outdone herself with Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, a relationship drama elided over three separate films: one told from the point of view of Chastain’s troubled wife, another from the perspective of her estranged husband (James McAvoy), and a third combining the previous two. That’d be enough for most movie stars, but Chastain also has pivotal parts this fall in Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar and J.C. Chandor’s crime drama A Most Violent Year. This month, she rang up Vulture to discuss them all.Eleanor Rigby debuted at film festivals in two separate installments — Him and Her — and wasn’t combined into a Them until Harvey Weinstein picked up the project. Were you wary of the recut? »

- Kyle Buchanan

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New IMAX TV spot for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

17 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. have debuted a new extended IMAX TV spot for Interstellar, the eagerly-awaited sci-fi epic from director Christopher Nolan. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Featuring in the cast of Interstellar are Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium).

Interstellar is set for release on November 7th. »

- Gary Collinson

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Emmy Awards 2014 Live-Blog

25 August 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Never again, TV Academy.  Never again. I don't care if NBC has to do the Emmys in August because of football and if NBC is scared of going head-to-head with a competing award show. Doing the Emmys on Monday is just wrong. But we shall trudge on! Seth Meyers is hosting. Some fantastic TV shows and actors are nominated.  Follow along. Comment below. Join the fun. Make the fun. 8:00 p.m. Et. That was some of the worst Red Carpet pre-show I've ever watched between E! and NBC. I never thought I'd miss Ryan Seacrest, but there ya go! 8:00 p.m. Seth Meyers was just outside being interviewed by Billy Bush just two minutes ago. How will he make it inside? How?!?!? 8:00 p.m. A countdown! 20 seconds to go. 8:00 p.m. And now Seth is inside on-stage. How Is That Possible, Billy Bush?!? 8:01 p.m. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Participant Media, Changing Its Stripes, Sells Thriller 'Out of the Dark' to Vertical Entertainment

25 August 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ten years after its founding, Participant Media has released some 55 films, from docs "An Inconvenient Truth," "Food, Inc.," "Waiting for ‘Superman'" to upcoming Toronto International Film Festival title "Merchants of Doubt" to uplifting features such as "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Syriana," "The Help," "Contagion" and "Lincoln." As Participant prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary at Toronto with the world premiere of animated “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” the company led by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll has been broadening its narrowly defined social action niche to include commercial feature fare. The message is still there--but it's more hidden. In one example, the company just sold U.S. rights to supernatural thriller "Out of the Dark," starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, to Vertical Entertainment »

- Anne Thompson

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Chris Columbus Leads Exodus 47

25 August 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Chris Columbus has a reputation for throwing his producing weight behind dramas that delve into history, including The Help and The Butler. He is now turning his attention to a true-life Holocaust refugee story, starting development on Exodus 47.Mark Friedman is adapting the script from John Grauel’s autobiography. Grauel was a Baptist minister who was aboard the steam ship Exodus 47 on a mission to help deliver Holocaust survivors to freedom shortly after World War II. The ship loaded 4,5000 refugees at the French port of Sète but was turned back near Palestine.The refugees ended up in internment camps in Cyprus, but their story ended up playing a major role in the creation of Israel in 1948. “I am really excited about the chance to bring Exodus 47 to the screen,” Columbus tells Variety. “I find it astounding that this particular and very real version of the Exodus story has never been turned into a movie. »

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Chris Columbus Boards ‘Exodus 47′ Refugee Movie

25 August 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Crystal City Entertainment, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures and Ocean Blue Entertainment have launched development on Holocaust refugee story “Exodus 47.”

Producers are Ari Daniel Pinchot for Cce along with Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe and Jennifer Blum for 1492. Robert M. Johnson, Stuart Avi Savitsky and Jonathan Rubenstein will exec produce.

Mark Friedman will write the script,  based on the autobiography of John Grauel, a Baptist minister who was on the Exodus 47 on its mission to deliver Holocaust survivors to freedom in 1947. The ship, a worn-down steamer, picked up 4,500 refugees from the French port of Sete but was turned back near Palestine.

The plight of the refugees, who were taken to interment camps in Cyprus, played a key role in the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

“We’ve always been drawn to inspirational stories about selfless individuals who give of themselves for something greater and this story certainly has those characteristics, »

- Dave McNary

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Watch Fox's Red Band Society Pilot Now!

22 August 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The sense of community on Fox’s upcoming drama Red Band Society has extended into the real world.

The fall pilot is now streaming on Hulu, as the result of a charity drive that has made the premiere available for 100 hours in return for reaching a $100,000 fundraising goal.

Related  Fall TV First Impression: Fox’s Red Band Society

The drama, which stars Octavia Spencer (The Help) as a nurse overseeing the pediatric ward of Ocean Park Hospital, will be available for viewing until Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 5 pm Est. It can also be seen on Fox.com, Fox Now and Fox »

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Viola Davis. 'Holy s***, that woman can act!'

22 August 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Here's Matthew Eng on where we are in the career of one of the great screen actresses... 

“Holy shit, I love watching this woman act!” is what I immediately thought during Viola Davis’s doozy of a “big scene” in Get on Up, which nearly every review of Tate Taylor’s surprisingly strong James Brown biopic has been well-inclined to praise. As Brown’s aged, long-estranged mama, Davis—with the aid of terrific star Chadwick Boseman and some pretty expert makeup artists whose numbers Clint Eastwood should find immediately—manages to reinvigorate a set-up familiar from any number of tortured artist-biopics (i.e. absentee parent comes groveling years later to abandoned child-turned-superstar at the peak of his fame) with the same smart, electrifying clarity of character and tender yet tough-minded emotionalism that should be long-recognizable by now to anyone who has seen Doubt or Antwone Fisher or Solaris or Won’t Back Down, »

- Matthew Eng

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Emma Stone and Simon Cowell Do the Als Ice Bucket Challenge, Actress Adorably Nominates Beau "Andrew Gar Field of Dreams"

19 August 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Apparently, the Als Ice Bucket challenge is the hottest fad in Hollywood. Countless celebs, including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Ben Affleck, Shakira, Selena Gomez, David Beckham and many more, have all posted videos of themselves being doused in freezing cold water in order to promote awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als)—with Emma Stone being the latest to on the viral bandwagon.  Of course, The Help star adorably nominates her beau Andrew Garfrield and even manages to keep her composure while having icy water dumbed on her head. "I accept the nomination for the Als Ice Bucket Challenge and I hereby nominate Bill Murray, Andrew Gar-Field of Dreams, and Dame Maggie Smith," the »

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Celebrity Big Brother: Meet the housemates - Do you know these stars?

18 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We're not quite sure we're ready for this. We've only just recovered from Helen Wood's Big Brother win, but that's old news now - because 14 famous faces made their way into the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight! But who are they? Read on for everything you need to know about the bungalow's brand new residents...

Angelique 'Frenchy' Morgan

So who is she? Angelique is a model, exotic dancer and, er, 'adult film star'.

What do I need to know? Angelique is nicknamed Frenchy, presumably because she was raised in Paris. She's probably the star who'll get the most 'who?' comments, but if you want to know your stuff, she landed appearances on the Howard Stern Show after being on Playboy TV. Since then, she's been on reality shows Rock of Love, Charm School and I Love Money - oh, and some of you might be pretending you »

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Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in new images from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

14 August 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from last month’s superb trailer [which you can watch here], two new images from Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi epic Interstellar have arrived online featuring Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises). Check them out…

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar is set for release on November 7th, with a cast that also includes Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium »

- Gary Collinson

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Robin Williams changed my life, says Jessica Chastain

12 August 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jessica Chastain has spoken of her admiration for Robin Williams, who died aged 63 on Monday (August 11).

The Hollywood actress released a statement on Facebook, saying that Williams helped pay for her scholarship at The Juilliard School of performing arts.

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"Robin Williams changed my life," Chastain wrote. "He was a great actor and a generous person.

"Through a scholarship, he made it possible for me to graduate college. His generous spirit will forever inspire me to support others as he supported me. He will forever be missed."

Chastain graduated from Juilliard back in 2003 with a Bfa in drama, and went on to receive Oscar nominations for her roles in The Help and Zero Dark Thirty.

Robin Williams - movie career in pictures:

Speaking to Interview magazine, she previously said of Williams's help: "I'm »

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Jessica Chastain Reveals Robin Williams Gave Her a Scholarship to Juilliard

12 August 2014 7:09 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jessica Chastain reveals her life-changing connection to the late Robin Williams.

It turns out two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, 37, has the late Robin Williams to thank for making it possible for her to study acting at Juilliard.

In a Facebook post Monday, Chastain explained how Williams' generosity changed her life.

"Robin Williams changed my life. He was a great actor and a generous person," she wrote. "Through a scholarship, he made it possible for me to graduate college. His generous spirit will forever inspire me to support others as he supported me. He will forever be missed."

Photos: Robin Williams Through the Years

Chastain graduated from Juilliard in 2003 with a Bfa in drama and became a part of the famed school's drama division's Group 32.

She went on to star in such critically acclaimed films as The Tree of Life, The Help and Zero Dark Thirty.

"I'm the first person in my family to go to college. We didn't »

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We might have Robin Williams to thank for Jessica Chastain

12 August 2014 12:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

She's a two-time Academy Award nominee who has delivered impressive performances in films such as "The Tree of Life," "The Help," "Take Shelter," "The Debt," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Mama" and the upcoming "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby." She's been called the next Cate Blanchett or Meryl Streep (take your pick). Yes, Jessica Chastain is well on her way to earning the title of America's finest actress, and it turns out we may have Robin Williams to thank for her. Chastain earned her stripes attending the prestigious Juilliard School. She was part of a class that included Michael Urie and Jess Weixler. She was able to attend the program through a scholarship funded by, yes, Robin Williams. With the iconic entertainer's passing on Monday, Chastain thanked Williams for his contribution to her life once more. In a post on her official Facebook page, Chastain remarked: "Robin Williams changed my life. He »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Peter Travers on 'Get on Up': Chadwick Boseman is a 'Powerhouse'

7 August 2014 3:49 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Peter Travers may not be dancing in his seat for Get on Up, the new James Brown biopic he highlights this week on At the Movies, but he's certainly offering a standing ovation for the film's star, Chadwick Boseman: "He's just 100-percent great, a powerhouse," Travers lauds.

With Mick Jagger on board as producer, Get on Up was able to secure the rights to Brown's music, and as with Jamie Foxx in Ray, the singing Boseman did on set was eventually replaced by the Godfather of Soul's actual vocal tracks. »

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Sharen Davis’ Costumes Spiff ‘Up’ James Brown Biopic

6 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it comes to recreating the world of iconic ’60/’70s chart toppers, Sharen Davis has become the go-to guru of sartorial splendor, especially when it comes to outfits that pop on stage.

For “Dreamgirls,” the musical inspired by the mercurial rise of the Supremes, and “Ray,” the cradle-to-the-grave biopic about bluesman Ray Charles, Davis’ costumes ranged from fanciful to picture-perfect accuracy. But for the James Brown movie “Get On Up,” her approach landed somewhere in between.

“On ‘Ray,’ even though it was the same time period, I kind of really stayed correct with him,” explains the two-time Oscar-nominee who reteamed with “The Help” director Tate Taylor on the Brown biopic. “But, for ‘Get On Up,’ the script is so wildly non-linear, I told Tate, ‘I think I need to take a few liberties when he’s not on stage.”

Even in performance, she spruced up Brown’s duds, altering the »

- Steve Chagollan

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Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' & 'Get On Up' Prove Older Moviegoers Still Matter

4 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Hollywood thinks of summer as the time when kids buy most of the movie tickets, but this weekend's movies owed much of their sales to older audiences. Yep, even the comic-book adventure about the gun-toting raccoon and the laconic talking tree.

Sure, the success of "Guardians of the Galaxy" was a foregone conclusion. It had the widest opening of any August release ever (4,080 screens), resulting in the biggest August debut ever (not adjusted for inflation), an estimated $94.0 million. Even so, the movie did way better than even the most optimistic projections, which ran as high as $80 million.

Credit Disney's well-orchestrating marketing campaign, which introduced the five little-known heroes, played up the film's tongue-in-cheek tone, flooded the talk-show zone with its large cast (from leads like Zoe Saldana to supporting players like John C. Reilly), and even capitalized on the social media following of director James Gunn, whose online fanbase belies »

- Gary Susman

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