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Sandra Bullock Goes from Space to the Wild Tupperware Parties of the 1950s

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The first social networking didn’t start online. It started at home Tupperware parties during the 1950s. Brownie Wise is the pioneering saleswoman behind the mid-20th century Tupperware Home Party craze. Basically, women invited their friends and neighbors over to their home for a shindig where they presented the latest Tupperware line — a set of popular storage and serving products. It was part social event, part sales presentation, and the marketing plan worked like gangbusters. You weren’t the ideal 1950s housewife unless you had a set of Tupperware. The company is still going strong today. Now, Wise’s life is being adapted for the big screen. Sandra Bullock is set to star in the Sony film, while Tate Taylor (The Help, Get On Up) will produce and...

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Over 12 New Get On Up Images Show James Brown Coming to Life

7 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Universal Pictures has released several new images for Get on Up, the James Brown biopic directed by Tate Taylor (The Help).  42 star Chadwick Boseman plays the Godfather of Soul in the film.  I’m not sure what kind of role there is for these kinds of films in the post Walk Hard universe.  Ever since that parody so thoroughly nailed the biopic genre the standard structure for these things has become so transparent.  It could very well be that this movie breaks out of the rather constraining narrative box, though most of the elements I’ve seen don’t indicate that it will. Still, it could be a nice treat for Brown fans and the new images look handsome enough.  Brown didn't live a boring life by any means, so I'm sure hitting those required bases will provide some kind of enjoyment.  The film also stars Viola DavisOctavia Spencer, »

- Evan Dickson

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Casting Net: Matthew McConaughey in talks to play CIA agent turned American enemy

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

• Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has reportedly signed on to play former CIA agent Edwin Wilson in The Company Man. The film, written by Andrew Cypiot, will tell the true story of Wilson, who was convicted in 1983 of illegally selling weapons to Libya, but had all charges overturned in 2003 after years of imprisonment. The True Detective Emmy nominee is said to also be in the process of finding a director for the film. [Deadline]

• Sandra Bullock is about to throw one big Tupperware party. The Oscar winner will star as Brownie Wise in Tupperware Unsealed, based on writer Bob Kealing’s non-fiction »

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Octavia Spencer Headed to Trial Over Weight Loss Endorsement

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Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar for her role in The Help and who will next appear in Fox's Red Band Society, could soon be involved in a unique showdown spotlighting exactly how sponsors expect celebrities to use social media. The dispute concerns a $1.25 million deal the actress made to endorse the Sensa Weight Loss System. The relationship didn't work out, and now the parties are on the verge of a trial that will determine who is at fault. Photos Hollywood's Most Fascinating Legal Sagas, From Casey Kasem to Michael Jackson Spencer is suing Sensa for allegedly scheming its

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Press Tour: Fox's 'Red Band Society' takes cues from 'Orange is the New Black,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Breakfast Club'

20 July 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Although Fox's hospital-set dramedy "Red Band Society" is one of the few network series launching this fall that could reasonably be described as unique, showrunner Margaret Nagle spent a lot of time discussing influences at the TCA 2014 summer press tour. For one, the series is based on a successful Spanish drama called "Polseres Vermelles" that launched in 2011. Steven Spielberg snagged the remake rights for DreamWorks the same year and an American adaptation has been in the works ever since. Just like the original, the show follows six teens of various backgrounds united by the fact they're all facing long-term hospital stays for rare diseases. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer plays the lead nurse in their ward, equal parts bossy and nurturing. If the premise sounds a bit like "The Breakfast Club," with a hospital filling in for detention, the cast and crew agree it's not far off. "That's what I thought »

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Sandra Bullock to play Tupperware executive in Help director's new movie

19 July 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sandra Bullock will play Brownie Wise in a biopic of the Tupperware executive.

The Help director Tate Taylor will produce and direct the movie, Sony Pictures Entertainment said on Friday (July 18).

Wise came up with the idea of holding Tupperware parties, and became the first woman to appear on the cover of Businessweek in 1954.

However, she later clashed with inventor Earl Silas Tupper, who fired her and tried to erase her from the company records.

The script was also written by Taylor, and is based on Bob Kealing's book about Wise, Tupperware Unsealed.

"Sandy and I have been trying to work together for years," said Taylor. "Finally, I'm very excited to put Tupperware in her hands. This is a collaborative dream come true."

Hannah Minghella of Sony Pictures Entertainment added that Oscar nominee Bullock shares Wise's "fierce bravery and independent spirit".

Of Taylor, she added: "Tate has the rare and »

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Watch a Dynamite New Trailer for the James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up'

19 July 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Anyone who still thinks jocks and artists don't mix has yet to be acquainted with Mr. Chadwick Boseman. After playing Jackie Robinson in 2013's 42 and a fictional football star in this year's Draft Day, the young actor seems poised to nail the role of James Brown in Get on Up, the forthcoming biopic that counts Mick Jagger as a producer.

100 Greatest Artists of All Time: James Brown

The new trailer for Get on Up, directed by The Help's Tate Taylor, is a major tease. It's got Brown falling in »

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Sandra Bullock and Director Tate Taylor Plan Tupperware Biopic

18 July 2014 5:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sandra Bullock is teaming up with Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Help director Tate Taylor for an adaptation of Bob Kealing's non-fiction book Tupperware Unsealed, which focuses on marketing pioneer Brownie Wise.

Brownie Wise created the Tupperware home party strategy that helped make the company a household name, while creating new professional opportunities for women. She was the first woman ever to be featured on the cover of Business Week magazine, although she often clashed with the company's founder, Earl Tupper, which lead to her eventual exit, and underscored the liberation movement she helped personify.

Here's what Sony's production president Hannah Minghella had to say about the project in a statement.

"As a writer-director, Tate has the rare and delicate ability to capture both the romanticism and restrictions of a time and place. In this case 1950's suburban America. His characters are both immediately recognizable while also uniquely iconic. Such »

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Sandra Bullock and Tate Taylor Plan Tupperware Pioneer Biopic

18 July 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that Tate Taylor, director of The Help, is set to both write and direct a biopic on Brownie Wise, the marketing pioneer who created the Tupperware home party strategy that made the brand a household name and opened new professional avenues for women. Sandra Bullock is attached to headline the film, which will adapt Bob Kealing.s non-fiction book Tupperware Unsealed. »

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Sony Pictures Acquires Book ‘Tupperware Unsealed’ For Sandra Bullock To Star And Tate Taylor To Adapt, Direct

18 July 2014 4:25 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Fox has its Miracle Mop project Joy with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell and now Sony Pictures’ has its Tupperware project. What’s next? Windshield wipers? Oh, wait, they made that movie already. Sony acquired author Bob Kealing’s non-fiction book Tupperware Unsealed for Sandra Bullock to star as the marketer extraordinaire behind the launch of Tupperware and its famous parties that made the storage product a household name and into the multi-billion company it still is today. Tate Taylor (The Help, Get On Up) will adapt, produce and direct this fun story about a divorcee from Detroit who convinced […] »

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Sandra Bullock to play Tupperware queen

18 July 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Oscar winner will star for Sony in Brownie Wise, which Tate Taylor of The Help fame will direct.

Brownie Wise centres on the eponymous marketing pioneer and businesswoman who created the Tupperware home party strategy.

Taylor will write, produce and direct the film based on Bob Kealing’s non-fiction book Tupperware Unsealed.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films and Television packaged the project and brought it to the studio.

The partners will produce alongside Tom Shelly of Steele Mill Productions and Taylor through his Wyolah Films. John Norris and Alex Young will serve as executive producers. »

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening Of Get On Up In St. Louis

17 July 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

He broke rules. He broke  barriers. He shook the world.

From the director of The Help, Tate Taylor, Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Academy Award Nominee Viola Davis and Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer star in Get On Up.

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

On August 1st, Feel The Funk!

But before that, how about seeing the film early on July 29th at the advance screening in the St. Louis area??!!

Wamg invites you to enter to win passes to the advance screening of Get On Up on Tuesday, July 29th in the St. Louis area.

Answer the following:

How many number-one singles on the Billboard »

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New Trailer and Poster for James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

17 July 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Universal International has premiered a new international trailer for the upcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up featuring Chadwick Boseman (42) in the lead role under the direction of Tate Taylor (The Help). I've seen many people that have watched the trailer say it looks a little too glossy and Boseman looking a little too refined to play the late musical icon. I'm not sure how much that really matters considering I don't think any of us are really going to this movie looking for a history lesson. After all, with movies such as this isn't it just as much about capturing the audience's attention with the story as it is getting them to like music they may otherwise never listen toc I've always found one of the best things a movie like this can do is get people's toes tapping and reminding them how good the music was/is because »

- Brad Brevet

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Exclusive: Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman face off in new 'Get On Up' clip

16 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Viola Davis may have a potential hit series on her hands with Shonda Rhimes' "How to Get Away with Murder," but don't worry movie fans, she isn't giving up her day job. The two-time Oscar nominee has a number of big screen roles on the way including a reunion with Tate Taylor, the director of "The Help" in "Get On Up," which hits theaters next month. Produced by Brian Grazer and, no joke, Mick Jagger, among others, "Get On Up" tells the life story of the legendary James Brown. The Godfather of Soul is played by Chadwick Boseman, who broke out two years ago playing another African American icon, Jackie Robinson, in "42." Davis plays Susie Brown, James' estranged mother who left him when he was a kid.   Universal has provided us with an exclusive clip from the film, which finds Susie Brown visiting James backstage at the Apollo Theater »

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Al Pacino’s Salomé and Wilde Salomé to screen at the BFI with special Q&A session

16 July 2014 7:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From the press release:

Al Pacino’s Salomé and Wilde Salomé based on Oscar Wilde’s play, are to get a UK release as part of a very special event at BFI Southbank, London. The two films produced by Barry Navidi (The Merchant of Venice) and Robert Fox (The Hours), will be presented together on Sunday 21st September and followed by a Q&A with Academy Award winner Al Pacino that will be broadcast live via satellite to cinemas across the UK and Ireland. The unique event will be hosted by Stephen Fry.

Salomé is Oscar Wilde’s most controversial work, banned in London in the late 19th Century. This scintillating tale of lust, greed and revenge follows the legend of King Herod and his lust for his young stepdaughter, Salomé, and her sexual baiting of John the Baptist. Wilde’s adaptation has spawned multiple stage productions including an opera by Richard Strauss, »

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Brian Grazer Is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

16 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s odd to see Brian Grazer chillin’.

But there he is — the frenetic mega-producer — lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking fresh-pressed carrot juice with a touch of ginger.

Not surprisingly the zen moment quickly dissolves.

“Oh shit, can I text Mick Jagger back?” Grazer asks a reporter, suddenly bolting upright, his gold-and-white leather encased iPhone vibrating. The two are co-producing “Get On Up,” the James Brown biopic that debuts Aug. 1. Jagger’s on tour in Europe, and they’ve missed a chance to talk. “He’s so polite and British,” Grazer confides. “You have to be like, ‘How are you this morning?’ and take a beat, and then get on with it.”

Grazer prides himself on deciphering what makes a person tick. He’s spent the past three decades peppering industry titans, »

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Brian Grazer Is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

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

It’s odd to see Brian Grazer chillin’.

But there he is — the frenetic mega-producer — lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking fresh-pressed carrot juice with a touch of ginger.

Not surprisingly the zen moment quickly dissolves.

“Oh shit, can I text Mick Jagger back?” Grazer asks a reporter, suddenly bolting upright, his gold-and-white leather encased iPhone vibrating. The two are co-producing “Get On Up,” the James Brown biopic that debuts Aug. 1. Jagger’s on tour in Europe, and they’ve missed a chance to talk. “He’s so polite and British,” Grazer confides. “You have to be like, ‘How are you this morning?’ and take a beat, and then get on with it.”

Grazer prides himself on deciphering what makes a person tick. He’s spent the past three decades peppering industry titans, »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Deepwater Horizon Disaster Movie Draws ‘All Is Lost’ Director J.C. Chandor

11 July 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

J.C. Chandor, director of “All Is Lost,” has come on board Summit and Participant Media’s movie on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragedy.

Summit and Participant acquired feature rights in 2011 to The New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” written in December by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul.

The 2010 explosion of Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 men working on the platform and injured 17 others. The subsequent gusher wasn’t capped for three months.

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (“Red,” the “Transformers” franchise) and Mark Vahradian are producing. Matthew Sand penned the first draft of the script and Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the most recent draft.

The project is in line with Participant’s focus on issue-oriented projects such as “The Help,” “Lincoln,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “The Cove,” “Waiting for  Superman” and “Fair Game.”

Chandor is in post-production on “A Most Violent Year »

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Allison Janney talks 'Masters of Sex' and 'Mom' Emmy nods

10 July 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Allison Janney had a good reason to skip the gym this morning: As she was getting ready to work out, her publicist let her know that she had scored two Emmy nods. One nomination is for her role as a struggling alcoholic looking to reconnect with her daughter in CBS sitcom Mom; the other’s for her guest role as Margaret Scully in the Showtime drama Masters of Sex. “It was a great way to start my day,” Janney told EW.

Entertainment Weekly: Congratulations! I was so excited to hear about your nominations.

Allison Janney: I was too. I’m in Atlanta, »

- Ariana Bacle

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Fall TV First Impression: ABC's How to Get Away With Murder

8 July 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast networks have more than two dozen shows debuting this fall, including Katherine Heigl‘s TV comeback, a trip to Gotham, a third NCIS and a Flash-y Arrow offshoot. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

Photos Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New!

The Show | ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder (Thursdays at 10/9c, premiere date Tba)

The Competition | CBS’ Thursday Night Football/Elementary and NBC’s Parenthood

The Cast | Viola Davis (The Help), Billy Brown (Sons of Anarchy), Charlie Weber »

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