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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Shack on Blu-ray

8 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Based on The New York Times Best-Selling Novel, An All-Star Cast Delivered an Uplifting Spiritual Message on Digital HD May 16 and Blu-ray and DVD  May 30 from Lionsgate

Based on the worldwide best-selling novel, with over 22 million copies in print, the inspirational story of faith and love, The Shack, arrivedd on Digital HD May 16, and will be on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 30 from Lionsgate. Starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, Hacksaw Ridge), Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress, The Help, 2011) and country music superstar Tim McGraw (The Blind Side), The Shack takes us through a father’s experience learning the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness. The Christian movie event of the year, this “powerful and gripping” (The Dove Foundation) film has been awarded the Dove Faith Friendly Seal of Approval.

Now you can own The Shack Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Five copies to give away. »

- Tom Stockman

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Cannes Update: Jessica Chastain to Star in and Produce “Seducing Ingrid Bergman”

22 May 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Jessica Chastain in “Miss Sloane

Jessica Chastain is set to portray an icon of the silver screen. The two-time Oscar-nominated actress will topline and produce “Seducing Ingrid Bergman,” Deadline reports. Chastain will play the Swedish actress in the romance. The news broke at Cannes.

Written by Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”), the project centers on the relationship between the “Casablanca” star and Robert Capa, an acclaimed Hungarian war photographer. Their romance “began in Paris immediately following WWII, and moved to Hollywood at the time of the McCarthy Communist witch hunts,” the source summarizes.

Seducing Ingrid Bergman” has already secured financing from Yrf Entertainment. Kelly Carmichael, the president of production and development at Chastain’s Freckle Films, will oversee the project.

A director hasn’t signed on yet. Given Chastain’s commitment to supporting female filmmakers, we’re confident that women directors are among those being considered for the gig.

“We are thrilled to be working with Yrf and Arash Amel on ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman.’ This is a captivating story about a deeply moving romance between two remarkable people,” said Chastain and Carmichael.

Yrf chief executive officer Uday Chopra described Chastain as “the perfect actress to star in ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman.’” He explained, “Jessica is no stranger to portraying strong, intelligent women and this role deserves an actress of her immeasurable talent. We also feel that she will bring a unique perspective as a producer.”

Bergman’s credits include “Notorious” and “Spellbound.” The three-time Academy Award winner died in 1982.

Chastain earned Oscar nods for “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Help.” You can catch her in Niki Caro’s “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” now in theaters. The drama is based on a true story and centers on zookeepers who saved hundreds of lives during the Holocaust. The “Miss Sloane” actress’ upcoming projects include Susanna White’s Native American period drama “Woman Walks Ahead” and “Painkiller Jane,” an adaptation of the graphic novel series of the same name about a former police officer turned vigilante.

Cannes Update: Jessica Chastain to Star in and Produce “Seducing Ingrid Bergman” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Jessica Chastain to Star in ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman’

20 May 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Of all the biopics in all the towns in all the world, Jessica Chastain walks into “Seducing Ingrid Bergman.” The two-time Academy Award nominee is set to co-produce and star in the upcoming film written by Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”), playing the iconic actress best known for the likes of “Casablanca,” “Gaslight” and “Notorious,” among many more. Yrf Entertainment will produce alongside Chastain’s own Freckle Films.

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“We are thrilled to be working with Yrf and Arash Amel on ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman,’” said Chastain and Kelly Carmichael of Freckle Films in a statement. “This is a captivating story about a deeply moving romance between two remarkable people.”

Jessica Chastain is the perfect actress to star in ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman,'” added Yrf Entertainment CEO Uday Chopra. “Jessica is no stranger to portraying strong, »

- Michael Nordine

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Jessica Chastain to Play Ingrid Bergman in New Film

20 May 2017 7:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jessica Chastain will play screen icon Ingrid Bergman in “Seducing Ingrid Bergman,” Variety has confirmed. She will produce, as well star as the Oscar-winning Swedish actress in the upcoming period piece.

The film centers on Bergman’s romance with Robert Capa, a photo journalist famed for his images of combat. The picture is set in the aftermath of World War II and extends to the dawn of the McCarthy hearings into communist subversion. No director has been attached, but Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”) wrote the screenplay.

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Yrf Entertainment is producing and brokered the deal with Freckle FilmsYrf head Uday Chopra will produce alongside Chastain and Amel. There is currently no release date for “Seducing Ingrid Bergman” scheduled.

Chastain earned Academy Award nominations for “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Help.” She scored »

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The Shack Arrives on Digital HD May 16th and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 30th

12 May 2017 7:52 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Based on The New York Times Best-Selling Novel, An All-Star Cast Delivers an Uplifting Spiritual Message on Digital HD May 16 and Blu-rayT and DVD on May 30 from Lionsgate

Based on the worldwide best-selling novel, with over 22 million copies in print, the inspirational story of faith and love, The Shack, arrives on Digital HD May 16, and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 30 from Lionsgate. Starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, Hacksaw Ridge), Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress, The Help, 2011) and country music superstar Tim McGraw (The Blind Side), The Shack takes us through a father’s experience learning the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness. The Christian movie event of the year, this “powerful and gripping” (The Dove Foundation) film has been awarded the Dove Faith Friendly Seal of Approval.

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, written for the screen by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom) and »

- Tom Stockman

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Viola Davis-Produced Web Series About Emerging Artists Released

8 May 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Viola Davis in “Fences

“You can’t tell yourself no. There’s going to be a lot of people saying no. You can’t be one of those people,” says one of the characters in “Emerging Artist Series,” a new web series released by JuVee Productions. Launched in 2012 by Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, the film, TV, and digital production company’s most recent project is a five-part web series that centers on the experiences of up-and-coming creatives working in different fields within the entertainment industry. “Emerging Artist Series” was produced by Lisa Nicole Bell (“Being”).

“We put this series together because we wanted to give artists a platform to share their experiences,” Tennon explained. “It’s an important part of the inclusion conversation happening now in Hollywood that’s often overlooked… simply giving people the space to be heard.”

“Nearly every representation of a black woman that you’ve ever seen on TV [and] on film has been filtered through the white male lens, the white male gaze,” another character from the “Emerging Artist Series” emphasizes in a new trailer for the project.

Back in March it was revealed that JuVee Productions is aiming to raise $250 million in a global expansion plan for the development, production, and distribution of diverse and inclusive content. “The shift in storytelling should be inclusive and we aim to make it a reality,” Tennon commented.

Upcoming JuVee Production titles include Claire McCarthy’s period drama “The Personal History Of Rachel Dupree,” a biopic about trailblazing Texas Congresswoman and civil rights activist Barbara Jordan, and an HBO film about Harriet Tubman, who helped hundreds of African-Americans escape slavery through the Underground Railroad. All three projects star Davis, who won an Oscar this year for her supporting role in “Fences.” She was previously nominated in 2012 for “The Help” and in 2009 for “Doubt.”

Suicide Squad” and “Custody” are among Davis’ recent credits. She stars in Shondaland’s “How to Get Away with Murder.” The ABC legal drama will return for a fourth season later this year.

Check out the trailer for “Emerging Artist Series” below.

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Viola Davis-Produced Web Series About Emerging Artists Released was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Suicide Squad VFX breakdowns for Enchantress, Incubus and Diablo

23 April 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The visual effects wizards at ImageworksVFX have released two VFX breakdown videos for last year’s hit DC supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad, which showcase their work on the Enchantress, as well as the climactic showdown between her brother Incubus and Diablo; check them out here…

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

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- Gary Collinson

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Prime 1 Studio’s Suicide Squad Joker collectible statue unveiled

21 April 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio have revealed their upcoming Joker statue which is based on the Jared Leto incarnation of the Clown Prince of Crime from last year’s supervillain team-up Suicide Squad. The DC collectible is limited to 750 pieces and is available to pre-order now, priced at $974.99.; take a look here…

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Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present The Joker from Suicide Squad Movie (2016). The Joker is an extreme and infamously formidable psychopathic criminal from Gotham City, being at the very top of the city’s criminal underworld, and greatly feared by other crime bosses. Devoid of empathy or pity for anybody, he takes part in his wicked schemes either by intimidation or fraud. The Joker does, however, adore his girlfriend and partner in crime Harley Quinn, doing his utmost to rescue her from the Suicide Squad and clutches of Amanda Waller, with eventual success. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängers

20 April 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersCelebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersAdriana Floridia4/20/2017 9:40:00 Am

Today is National Look-Alike day, and so naturally we're here to take a look at some startlingly similar actors and actresses in film.

Have you ever watched a movie thinking it was one actor on screen, only to realize later that it was actually someone who just looked a lot like them? We've been there, and we'll admit that we've mixed up these actors before. Who hasn't thought that Frodo was Harry, and Harry was Frodo? We've also confused Gandalf and Dumbledore, but we're trying to put that one behind us. 

The following actors could quite possibly be related, if we looked at their ancestral charts. If that's not the case then we can't explain the phenomenon of their nearly identical likenesses. We wish we had a celebrity twin.

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- Adriana Floridia

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Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängers

20 April 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersCelebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersAdriana Floridia4/20/2017 9:40:00 Am

Today is National Look-Alike day, and so naturally we're here to take a look at some startlingly similar actors and actresses in film.

Have you ever watched a movie thinking it was one actor on screen, only to realize later that it was actually someone who just looked a lot like them? We've been there, and we'll admit that we've mixed up these actors before. Who hasn't thought that Frodo was Harry, and Harry was Frodo? We've also confused Gandalf and Dumbledore, but we're trying to put that one behind us. 

The following actors could quite possibly be related, if we looked at their ancestral charts. If that's not the case then we can't explain the phenomenon of their nearly identical likenesses. We wish we had a celebrity twin.

Check out »

- Adriana Floridia

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How Jessica Chastain Negotiates for Equal Pay

17 April 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jessica Chastain has become an outspoken advocate for gender equality in Hollywood, from pushing for the hiring of more women directors and crew, to seeking better representations of female characters on the big screen. Here, in an interview with Variety, the Oscar-nominated actress (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Help”) spoke candidly about how she negotiates her contracts to make sure her wages are on par with her male counterparts.

Jessica Chastain: I’m not taking jobs anymore where I’m getting paid a quarter of what the male co-star is being paid. I’m not allowing that in my life.

I remember watching Amy Pascal — it was after the Sony hack, and she was giving a talk somewhere. She said part of the reason women don’t get paid equal to men is they don’t ask for more; actresses need to stop being so grateful. That really hit me. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Bryce Dallas Howard Is The Latest Actress To Be Linked With Gotham City Sirens

10 April 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Megan Fox, Haley Bennett, Lena Headey, Jessica Chastain – the list of actresses linked with DC spinoff Gotham City Sirens continues to grow and grow, and if a pair of Tweets is anything to go by, Jurassic World and Black Mirror star Bryce Dallas Howard has now purportedly entered the running for the coveted role of Poison Ivy.

Given how secretive Warner Bros. has been with regards to David Ayer’s female-fronted spinoff, it’s impossible to know whether Howard is officially in the race at this early stage in development – one rumor claimed Gotham City Sirens is being angled for a release in early 2019 – but at the very least, the fact that Dallas Howard openly addressed rumors via Twitter indicates that she has some interest in the gig.

Best known for her work across The Help and indie dramas in the vein of 50/50, Bryce Dallas Howard made the transition to »

- Michael Briers

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The Eight Performances Cut From Terrence Malick Movies We’d Most Like to See

13 March 2017 4:50 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you know what happened to Adrien Brody on “The Thin Red Line,” you know that filming scenes for a Terrence Malick movie doesn’t guarantee actually being in a Terrence Malick movie. Brody, who was originally positioned as the film’s lead, didn’t know until its premiere that his role had been drastically reduced; Christopher Plummer had a similar experience on “The New World.”

In the grand scheme of things, they’re lucky ones: More than a few actors have had their parts excised entirely, including one of the would-be stars of “Song to Song.” With that Austin-set romantic drama opening this week, it seemed like a good time to remind ourselves of what could have been.

Read More: Terrence Malick Makes a Rare Appearance at SXSW 2017 and Digs Deep On His Process

Billy Bob Thornton, “The Thin Red Line

In some ways, Thornton represents a version of »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Miss Sloane’ Star Jessica Chastain Proved She Was a Total Chameleon in 2014 – Awards Season Flashback

13 March 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Spectrum. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and the latest films On Demand. Today’s pick is “Miss Sloane.”]

It’s hard to believe that Jessica Chastain’s career as an actress took off just five years ago in 2011. That year, she starred in “The Help,” which was both a critical and a commercial success, along with Terence Malick’s unconventional narrative, “The Tree of Life.” Thanks to “The Help,” Chastain not only became a household name, but also, at the same time, her participation in “The Tree of Life” garnered her repute as a serious actress amongst her peers.

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2014 was perhaps Chastain’s biggest year yet. Her projects this year — “Interstellar,” “A Most Violent Year” and “Miss Julie” — demonstrate her flexibility as a performer, which is a skill that has made it possible for her to successfully work with many different types of directors, whose stylistic preferences in certain cases, may stand in direct opposition to one another.

The »

- Shipra Gupta

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Octavia Spencer Reprises The Help Role on SNL and Delivers Impressions of Oprah Winfrey and Viola Davis

5 March 2017 9:39 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Hope you didn't watch Saturday Night Live while eating a pre-night snack... Octavia Spencer, who recently starred in the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures, made her hosting debut on the NBC show, first appearing in the cold open, a Forrest Gump parody in which she reprised her role as Minny Jackson from The Help, which had earned her an Oscar. The character is one of several who sits on a bench in Alabama and chats with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, played by SNL cast member Kate McKinnon.   She asks him if he is "the one Corette Scott King wrote that letter about," to which he replies, "Oh wow, well that was 40 years ago. »

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Octavia Spencer Addresses the ‘Hidden Fences’ Flub During Her “Saturday Night Live” Monologue — Watch

5 March 2017 9:34 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With the way the news cycle works these days, the “Hidden Fences” snafu already seems like it happened much longer than two months ago. If you don’t recall, a brief refresher: During the Golden Globes in January, Jenna Bush Hager and Michael Keaton conflated the names of “Hidden Figures” and “Fences,” two movies featuring predominantly black casts. Octavia Spencer addressed the flubs during her “Saturday Night Live” monologue last night.

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“It was so wonderful to play a Nasa mathematician, like I do in ‘Hidden Figures,'” the actress said of the role that earned her her second Academy Award nomination (she previously won for “The Help”). “People have been so kind to me about that movie. So many people have been coming up to me saying, ‘I loved Hidden Fences!’ And I say, ‘No, »

- Michael Nordine

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Octavia Spencer Addresses the ‘Hidden Fences’ Flub During Her “Saturday Night Live” Monologue — Watch

5 March 2017 9:34 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

With the way the news cycle works these days, the “Hidden Fences” snafu already seems like it happened much longer than two months ago. If you don’t recall, a brief refresher: During the Golden Globes in January, Jenna Bush Hager and Michael Keaton conflated the names of “Hidden Figures” and “Fences,” two movies featuring predominantly black casts. Octavia Spencer addressed the flubs during her “Saturday Night Live” monologue last night.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Octavia Spencer Anchors An Episode That Feels Accidentally Good

“It was so wonderful to play a Nasa mathematician, like I do in ‘Hidden Figures,'” the actress said of the role that earned her her second Academy Award nomination (she previously won for “The Help”). “People have been so kind to me about that movie. So many people have been coming up to me saying, ‘I loved Hidden Fences!’ And I say, ‘No, »

- Michael Nordine

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Watch Kate McKinnon Turn Jeff Sessions Into Forrest Gump on 'SNL'

5 March 2017 6:04 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Kate McKinnon expanded her menagerie of masterful political impressions by recasting Attorney General Jeff Sessions as Forrest Gump in Saturday Night Live's latest cold open.

Like that 1994 film, the dim-witted "Sessions" sits on a bus stop bench, eating from a box of chocolate and commiserating with strangers about his troubles, which includes lying to Congress about meeting with Russian officials.

"I always say life is like a box of chocolates… Sure are a lot of brown ones in there," "Sessions" says.

"Sessions" then compared that photo of Kellyanne Conway »

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Octavia Spencer on SNL: Trump Sons, Kellyanne Gag Can't Save Woeful Ep

5 March 2017 3:53 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Octavia Spencer couldn’t have asked for worse material for her Saturday Night Live hosting debut.

VideosSNL Cold Open Recreates Forrest Gump With Kate McKinnon’s Jeff Sessions

Save for a terrific, Forrest Gump-inspired cold open, where the Oscar-winning actress ever-so-briefly reprised her role from The Help opposite Kate McKinnon’s Jeff Sessions, Spencer was wasted in a series of uninspired, practically unwatchable sketches. And while it would be nice to say that it was the Hidden Figures star who kept us tuned in for the duration of the show, that honor actually goes to standout featured players Melissa Villaseñor, »

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Kate McKinnon Plays Jeff Sessions as Forrest Gump, Mocks Kellyanne Conway in New 'Saturday Night Live'

5 March 2017 2:47 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Saturday Night Live came back from their two-week break swinging, with a cold open mocking U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Sessions' recently revealed connections to the Russian government.

Kate McKinnon reprised her impression of the 70-year-old veteran politician, dressed as Forrest Gump and sitting on a bus bench with a box of chocolates and talking to random people who sat down next to him.

"I always say life is like a box of chocolates," McKinnon's Sessions said to a waiting bus passenger played by Leslie Jones. "Sure are a lot of brown ones in there!"

Watch: Aziz Ansari Slams 'Casual White Supremacy,' Supports Political Protests in First Post-Inauguration 'SNL'

Sessions, with his Gump-like Alabama drawl, opened up to every new person who sat beside him on all the different issues he's faced in the past week, starting with the recent controversy surrounding Kellyanne Conway, who was criticized for a photo showing her casually sitting »

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