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“Carlos” helmer Olivier Assayas is set to shoot his first film in the U.S. — “Hubris,” an action-packed crime thriller set against the backdrop of organized crime in Chicago in the 1970s.
Former MK2 exec Charles Gillibert (“On the Road”), who recently launched Paris-based CG Cinema, is partnering with Hollywood indie players Scott Stuber of Bluegrass Films, Alexandra Milchan’s Emjag Prods. and Scott Lambert’s Film 360 to produce “Hubris.”
Frederique Dumas at Orange Studios is co-financing and co-developing the pic.
Inspired by an article by journo Hillel Levin, “Hubris” turns on a gang of thieves led by notorious mastermind John Mendell who rob a pawn shop only to discover it is a front for Chicago’s most brutal crime boss, Tony Accardo.
Assayas is writing the script.
“Olivier Assayas is one of the most dynamic filmmakers on the global film scene. His previous films including the groundbreaking miniseries ‘Carlos’ have been masterpieces, »
- Elsa Keslassy
Call it the kitchen and bitchin’ weekend. For the past four years, the studios have let the blockbusters play themselves out in May, June and July, reserving the first or second weekend in August for femme-targeted pix like “The Help” and “Eat Pray Love.”
But Meryl Streep, the reigning doyenne of the summer chick flick (“Hope Springs,” 2012; “Julia & Julia,” 2009; and “Devil Wears Prada,” 2006) doesn’t have a major movie coming out until “August, Osage County” in November. So what will fill that spot?
This year, three pics with strong female appeal are opening head to head on the weekend of August 16th, an end of summer period which has become an opportune time to capture the anti-superhero ticket buyer.
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- Pat Saperstein
Directed by: Justin Zackham
Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Release Date: April 26, 2013
Plot: A former married couple (De Niro and Keaton) must pretend they are still together to impress their adopted son’s (Barnes) biological mother (Rae) when she comes into town for his wedding.
Who’S It For? Look at the names featured in this movie. “My, what a guest list!” The problem with this roster is that liking these actors is actually not a good reason to slap down dinero for De Niro et al. If you have affection for the likes of De Niro, Keaton, and Sarandon, this will be a painful experience (and some people do like movie pain). So, The Big Wedding: sadists only.
Expectations: The more people laughing on a poster, »
- Nick Allen
Movie Adaptation of Veronica Roth's Bestseller Gets New Cast Member The villain in the 1990 blockbuster Ghost, Tony Goldwyn, whose acting credits also include the popular TV drama Scandal, has joined the extensive cast of Summit Entertainment / Lionsgate's film version of Veronica Roth’s bestselling futuristic action-adventure novel Divergent, Summit announced today via a press release. Currently shooting in Chicago, Ill., the film is being directed by Neil Burger --whose credits include The Illusionist and Limitless -- Pictured above: Goldwyn, as a director, on the Conviction set. Goldwyn's role will be that Tris' father -- Tris is played by The Descendants' Shailene Woodley. Others in cast include the following: Theo James, Best Actress Academy Award winner Kate Winslet --whose credits range from Titanic to The Reader -- Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, and Amy Newbold. »
- Anna Robinson
The Homesman, anyone familiar with this title? Of course you are, we previously reported that Tommy Lee Jones co-wrote, will direct and star in the upcoming western, and that some seriously good cast is already on board! Now, we’re here to add another great name, ’cause we’ve just learned that young & sweet Hailee Steinfeld has joined the whole thing as well… True Grit star joins previously announced Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, James Spader, John Lithgow and Tim Blake Nelson in a story that is set in 1855 Nebraska and follows: …an untrustworthy man and a spinster school teacher who team up to transport three women...
- Jeanne Standal
Summit Entertainment made the announcement today in its latest move to hype what the studio hopes will be the next "Hunger Games" / "Twilight"-sized sensation. "Divergent" is scheduled for theatrical release on March 21, 2014, or what the studio calls "'The Hunger Games' slot."
Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants"), Theo James ("Golden Boy") and Oscar winner Kate Winslet lead the cast which also includes "Nikita" star Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen and Amy Newbold.
The story follows young heroine Tris Prior (Woodley) who uncovers a vast conspiracy in a futuristic world where people are divided into factions based on personality. »
Divergent has begun filming in Chicago.
Neil Burger's adaptation of the young adult novel by Veronica Roth stars Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet, with Summit Entertainment also announcing that Ray Stevenson and Mekhi Phifer have joined the cast.
Set in a dystopian future where people are divided into factions according to certain personality traits, Divergent stars Woodley as Tris, a young woman who is told that she is Divergent and will therefore never fit into a faction.
After discovering a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she sets out to find out what makes her kind so dangerous, aided by the mysterious leader of one faction, Four (Theo James).
Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort and Ben Lloyd-Hughes are among the supporting cast of Divergent, which was scripted by Vanessa Taylor (Hope Springs) from an original draft by Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman).
Not only did Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier kick off its production today, but so did Summit's highly-anticipated adaptation, Divergent. The feature treatment of the popular Ya novel by Veronica Roth was written by Vanessa Taylor (Hope Springs) for director Neil Burger (Limitless). The plot centers on Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley of The Descendants) who doesn't fit into the pre-established factions of her dystopian future world. When she discovers a plot to destroy her and other Divergents, she must uncover the secret behind what it is that makes them so dangerous. Divergent also stars Kate Winslet, Theo James, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen and Amy Newbold, and is expected to open March 21, 2014. Hit the jump to read the full press release. Check out the full press release for Divergent below: Summit Entertainment Starts Production »
- Dave Trumbore
Business remained on par with last year in the slow spring season as theaters sold just over 1.6 million tickets. With only one significant foreign film making an impact at the Korean box office, the local market share stood at 60%, half of which came from the frame's big new release. Title Release Date Market Share Weekend Total Screens 1 Running Man 13/04/04 30.90% 501,908 575,444 567 2 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (us) 13/03/28 30.50% 464,617 1,570,042 604 3 Very Ordinary Couple 13/03/21 13.40% 206,164 1,653,496 373 4 My Paparotti 13/03/14 8.60% 146,450 1,588,385 329 5 New World 13/03/21 4.10% 62,591 4,630,101 229 6 Miracle in Cell No.7 13/01/23 1.60% 27,817 12,782,890 126 7 The Host (us) 13/04/04 1.50% 25,629 34,828 244 8 Hope Springs (us)...
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Another big-name Hollywood star has been added to the "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" billing.
Rumors previously spread that Meryl Streep would be making a cameo appearance in "Anchorman 2," but Steve Carell shot those down. "When I did 'Hope Springs,' [Meryl] mentioned she was a fan and she said, 'Oh, I'd love to be in it,'" Carell, who plays Brick Tamland, told "Access Hollywood" in March. "But that's not gonna [happen] -- that's not a thing. She's actually busy -- she can't do it."
- The Huffington Post
The Homesman originally would have marked a reunion for Hope Springs stars Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep. Now it's a Lincoln reunion as well, with James Spader coming aboard as "a swindler." Tim Blake Nelson, another memorable part of Lincoln, is also in there, as are Hilary Swank and John Lithgow. Jones co-wrote the 1855-set frontier screenplay and will direct. It'll be Jones's fourth time behind the camera, although only the second time for the big screen. »
- Zach Dionne
A remote cabin in the woods becomes a blood-soaked chamber of horrors when a group of 20-something friends unwittingly awakens an ancient demon in Evil Dead, the highly anticipated reboot of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-hit horror film The Evil Dead.
In theaters April 5th and featuring a fresh young cast, Evil Dead is a bone-chilling film that combines all the raw excitement and gleeful gore of the acclaimed original with a series of shocking new twists.
Mia (Jane Levy), a young woman whose life has been marred by loss and addiction, asks her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore) and their childhood friends Olivia (Jessica Lucas) and Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) to join her at the family’s rustic cabin to help her overcome her demons. Once there, she ceremoniously destroys the last of her stash and swears off drugs for good in front of her friends. »
- Movie Geeks
Kate Winslet will star alongside Shailene Woodley and Theo James in Summit Entertainment's "Divergent," Summit and Lionsgate announced on Thursday. Winslet will play Jeanine Matthews in the forthcoming action adventure film, an adaptation of Veronica Roth's young-adult novel. Evan Daughterty, who wrote "Snow White and the Huntsman," took a first pass at adapting the novel, and "Hope Springs" writer Vanessa Taylor is credited with the script. "Limitless'" Neil Burger will direct, with Doug Wick, Lucy Fisher and Pouya Shahbazian producing. Roth's futuristic novel is set in a world where people have been »
- Lucas Shaw
Neither The Call nor The Incredible Burt Wonderstone saw much love from critics and audiences didn't offer much more support at the box office this weekend. Both movies settled well behind Oz The Great and Powerful which held strong to the number one spot with $42 million. Oz soared past Identity Thief's as the highest grossing domestic movie of the year so far. It may not get to hold that title long, with a few potential blockbusters set to hit theaters in April, but most certainly having to surrender the title when Iron Man 3 arrives on May 3rd. The Call took second place with $17 million, easily topping the less than magical Wonderstone and its unimpressive $10 million number three spot. The opening is one of the worst for Steve Carrell and a painfully low follow up to last year's financially mediocre Hope Springs and disappointing Seeking a Friend for the »
Going into this weekend there was no real doubt that any of the new releases would be able to unseat Oz The Great And Powerful, the mammoth Disney release still making tons of money all over the globe. What's surprised everyone, though, is which movie came in second place. Besting the splashy studio comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, the Halle Berry-led thriller The Call made $6.2 million on Friday, good enough for a (distant) second place behind Oz. The loser, then, is Burt Wonderstone, which according to the numbers at Deadline made a dismal $3.7 million on Friday, good enough for an $11.1 million weekend and third place, just ahead of Warner Bros. other recent bomb Jack the Giant Slayer. Compare Burt's projected $11 million opening to what stars Steve Carell and Jim Carrey have racked up recently-- $14 million for the much less commercial Hope Springs, $19 million for Crazy, Stupid, Love, $25 million for »
Time for a twisted take on a very special subset of the business they call show (which is like no business I know). Yup it’s another flick about (exploding hand gesture)…magic! Very hot on the heels of last week’s box office behemoth Oz: The Great And Powerful, comes another story of an illusionist. This is a more modern and comic take on this entertainment staple that certainly pre-dates the wagons and caravans of Oz. Magicians soon went from those carnival side shows and became sensations of live theatre with Harry Houdini, perhaps achieving the greatest fame (folks still gather every Halloween awaiting his return from the great beyond). They even inspired a long-running newspaper comic strip, Phil Davis and Lee Falk’s “Mandrake the Magician”. When television began in the late 1940′s they immediately snapped up these performers for their visual appeal. A few hosted their own »
- Jim Batts
About a week ago, word start burbling around the interwebs that Meryl Streep was looking to cameo in "Anchorman: The Legend Continues." Speaking with Shortlist, Steve Carell said about his "Hope Springs" co-star: "Meryl Streep told me she was a huge 'Anchorman' fan and she’d love to have a cameo in the sequel. That could be really funny. There are going to be plenty of great cameos in this movie." And while that notion is a fun one to think about, alas, it has not come pass. More recently, Carell caught up with E! and quashed any rumors that Streep was "begging" to be in the sequel, saying, "Yes she was a fan. But there's no validity to that." And he considers it all just an idea that was lightly thrown around and never discussed again. "I jokingly said, 'You should be in it,'" he explained. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Directed by Taylor Guterson
Written by Taylor Guterson
There is a subtle but very important difference between a movie like Hope Springs, in which Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones attempt to play “normal” people (and do so fairly well), and Old Goats, a new independent film about three Washington men trying to age gracefully well past their senior-citizen status, is an achievement of reality. The characters in Hope Springs walk through a Hollywood fantasy of what a small town is, of the shops and hotels and more, while Old Goats never once steps into the world of the unreal. Though it’s perhaps too low-stakes, Old Goats is an appropriately realistic film.
Britt Crosley, Bob Burkholder, and David VanderWal all play themselves, though slightly fictionalized for the purpose of the script by director Taylor Guterson. Britt, a recently retired mechanic who lives on a small boat »
- Josh Spiegel
God help me, I’m not even sure I can remember why, only a few days after the fact, I laughed so damn hard at The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Which is a terrible position for me to be in because on its face, this is the sort of movie -- an overblown studio comedy -- that usually makes me want to cry and maybe even run screaming from the theater to escape it. And yet, I haven’t laughed so much -- out loud -- at the movies since I can’t remember when. I need to be able to explain why this was the case, and here I can barely read my notes, I was shaking so hard as I was trying to write them. It’s pretty clear, even from my fun-befuddled perspective, that part of the reason why this just works is because where other similar films »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Just because Meryl Streep once mentioned to Steve Carell that she was a fan of Anchorman, that doesn't mean she's going to be in the sequel. The Oscar-winning legend mentioned how much she liked the local-news comedy to Carell while they were filming Hope Springs. "I jokingly said, 'You should be in it,'" the funnyman told me last night at the SXSW opening-night premiere of his latest comedy, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. "Meryl said, 'Could you imagine?' And it was just that." He took one blogger to task for claiming that Streep is "begging" him to be Anchorman: The Legend Continues. "Yes she was a fan," Carell said. "But there's no »
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