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Harvey Weinstein Has Resigned from the Directors Guild of America

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Harvey Weinstein Has Resigned from the Directors Guild of America
Harvey Weinstein didn’t wait to see whether he’d be expelled from the Directors Guild of America: The DGA said he preemptively severed ties with the guild. “Harvey Weinstein has resigned his membership to the Directors Guild of America,” a guild spokesman told IndieWire on November 27, the day Weinstein’s name was removed from the DGA’s online member directory. “We have no further comment.”

Read More:James Cameron Almost Fought Harvey Weinstein at the Oscars in Order to Defend Guillermo del Toro

Hours earlier, the Miramax and The Weinstein Company co-founder was sued for violating sex trafficking laws in France, the fourth lawsuit he’s been served from an actress-turned-accuser. DGA president Thomas Schlamme previously announced that disciplinary charges had been filed against the five-time Oscar-winning producer on October 13.

The unraveling of Weinstein’s career began October 5, when The New York Times published an investigation revealing that he
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L’estate addosso (Summertime) Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016)

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L’estate addosso (Summertime) Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016)
Title: L’estate addosso (Summertime) Director: Gabriele Muccino Starring: Brando Pacitto, Matilda Lutz, Taylor Frey, Joseph Haro. Gabriele Muccino began his conquest of America through Will Smith’s support who wanted him to direct both ‘In Pursuit of Happyness’ and ‘Seven Pounds.’ Muccino’s star and stripes adventure continued directing actors of the calibre of Gerard Butler, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid and Jessica Biel (‘Playing For Keeps’), as well as Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried (‘Fathers and Daughters’). In his latest film Muccino tries to go indie bringing Italy and the USA together…but the outcome is disastrous. The coming-of-age story of two adolescents, the naive Marco (Brando Pacitto) and the bigot [ Read More ]

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‘Summertime’ Exclusive Trailer: Two Italian Teens And A Gay Couple Explore San Francisco In An Unforgettable Summer

‘Summertime’ Exclusive Trailer: Two Italian Teens And A Gay Couple Explore San Francisco In An Unforgettable Summer
The summer after high school graduation is a contemplative time, a period when the future seems so frightening and yet so filled with possibility. Gabriele Muccino’s latest film “Summertime” follows Marco (Brando Pacitto) and Maria (Matilda Lutz), two Italian teens uncertain about their future but eager to embark on a road-trip through America. They land in San Francisco where they meet Matt (Taylor Frey) and Paul (Joseph Haro), a gay couple who take them in and show them around the city. Soon, the four become fast friends and embark on enthusiastic explorations of love, life, and themselves, trying to discover and define who they are during a summer they’ll never forget. Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.

Read More: ‘Fathers and Daughters’ Trailer: Amanda Seyfried Learns To Love Again With The Help of Aaron Paul

Muccino first role to prominence with his 2001 film “The Last Kiss,
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Sergio Leone’s Heirs to Produce Spaghetti Western TV Series Titled ‘Colt’ (Exclusive)

Sergio Leone’s Heirs to Produce Spaghetti Western TV Series Titled ‘Colt’ (Exclusive)
Rome — Italy’s expanding Leone Film Group is venturing into the Spaghetti Western territory so dear to its late great founder with an English-language TV series titled “Colt,” based on an idea developed by Sergio Leone, master of the genre.

The concept is centered around the six-shooter packed by Clint Eastwood in “For a Fistful of Dollars.”

“It’s from my father’s idea in which the gun was the main character and the device through which the tale is told,” said Raffaella Leone, who now runs Leone Film Group with her brother Andrea.

“We are thinking of six episodes, each one connected to a single gun shot. But we could do more,” she added.

Italian director Stefano Sollima, who has made a name for himself helming Sky’s naturalistic Neapolitan mob drama “Gomorra,” which is Italy’s all time top TV export, will direct the first two episodes and act as showrunner.
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Sergio Leone’s Heirs to Produce Spaghetti Western TV Series Titled ‘Colt’ (Exclusive)

Sergio Leone’s Heirs to Produce Spaghetti Western TV Series Titled ‘Colt’ (Exclusive)
Rome — Italy’s expanding Leone Film Group is venturing into the Spaghetti Western territory so dear to its late great founder with an English-language TV series titled “Colt,” based on an idea developed by Sergio Leone, master of the genre.

The concept is centered around the six-shooter packed by Clint Eastwood in “For a Fistful of Dollars.”

“It’s from my father’s idea in which the gun was the main character and the device through which the tale is told,” said Raffaella Leone, who now runs Leone Film Group with her brother Andrea.

“We are thinking of six episodes, each one connected to a single gun shot. But we could do more,” she added.

Italian director Stefano Sollima, who has made a name for himself helming Sky’s naturalistic Neapolitan mob drama “Gomorra,” which is Italy’s all time top TV export, will direct the first two episodes and act as showrunner.
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Competition: Win thriller ‘Bound By Blood’ on DVD

Radiant yoga instructor May (Jessica Biel; The Illusionist, Playing For Keeps) has her wholesome life thrown out of balance by the arrival of her long-lost biological sister Shiva (Zosia Mamet of the hit HBO show Girls & Mad Men), a street-smart yet naïve young woman with an abusive boyfriend. May feels compelled to rescue the hapless Shiva and finds herself increasingly drawn out of her sedate world and deeper into Shiva’s chaotic one – with lethal consequences.

Bound By Blood (cert.15) is available on DVD and Digital on Monday 11th April 2016, courtesy of Solo Media and Matchbox Films. And to celebrate the release we have three DVDs to giveaway!

To win a copy of Bound By Blood on DVD, just answer the following question:

Which of the following films did Not star actress Jessica Biel? Was it:

a) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

b) I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

c) Greenberg
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‘Pursuit of Happyness’ Helmer Gabriele Muccino Boards Erotic Thriller ‘Laughter in the Dark’

‘Pursuit of Happyness’ Helmer Gabriele Muccino Boards Erotic Thriller ‘Laughter in the Dark’
Italian helmer Gabriele Muccino is in talks to direct the erotic thriller “Laughter in the Dark,” based on the Vladimir Nabokov novel.

Muccino, whose credits include “Playing for Keeps,” “Seven Pounds” and “The Pursuit of Happyness,” will direct from a script by newcomers Bradley McManus and Justin Parker.

Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell of Stone Village Productions will produce with Sander Soeth of Intuit Films. Stone Village has partnered with investment firm Source Rock Partners to finance the pic.

The story follows a wealthy art dealer and family man who falls in love with an aspiring actress who becomes his muse. When he leaves his wife and family for her, his life spins out of control.

Casting is starting immediately for a mid May start in New York.

Laughter in the Dark” was first published in 1932. It was the basis of a 1969 French-British drama directed by Tony Richardson and starring Nicol Williamson and Anna Karina.
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Director Gabriele Muccino Inks With Paradigm

Director Gabriele Muccino Inks With Paradigm
Exclusive: Gabriele Muccino has signed with Paradigm. The Italy-born director is coming off his most recent helming effort, last year’s Russell Crowe-Amanda Seyfried pic Fathers And Daughters. He had been at Wme. Muccino is best known for 2006’s The Pursuit Of Happyness, which earned star Will Smith a Best Actor Oscar nomination. They paired up again for Seven Pounds in 2008, and Muccino helmed the Gerard Butler romantic comedy Playing For Keeps in 2013. The helmer first…
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Korea Box Office: ‘Inside Men’ Tops Chart, Newcomers Open Soft

Korea Box Office: ‘Inside Men’ Tops Chart, Newcomers Open Soft
Local crime drama, “Inside Men” stayed on top of the Korean box office for the fourth weekend. It earned $4.24 million from 603,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a cumulative total of $40.5 million from 5.96 million admissions.

In the Heart of the Sea” remained in second, earning $1.66 million from 234,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. The whaling drama has made a total of $5.21 million from 728,000 admissions after two weekends on release.

Local animated feature “Pororo3: Cyber Space Adventure” debuted in third, earning $1.03 million between Thursday and Sunday. “Pororo: The Racing Adventure,” the previous feature-length release of the series, scored $1.36 million over four days and finished with $5.78 million in 2012.

Opening on the same day, U.K.-French action thriller “Legend” opened in fifth, making $984,000 over four days.

Local duo “The Priests” and “Love Guide for Dumpees (formerly known as “A Dramatic Night”) slipped to third and sixth, respectively. Occult thriller “Priests” has earned
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Fathers & Daughters movie review: fit to be family tied

It’s all rather implausible and hugely melodramatic as it milks ham-fisted histrionics from high soap opera. A pitiable excuse for a movie. I’m “biast” (pro): really like Russell Crowe

I’m “biast” (con): …though he’s been trying my patience lately

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

In 1989 New York (or, well, Pittsburgh standing in, unconvincingly, for New York), Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jake Davis (Russell Crowe: The Water Diviner, Noah) and his young daughter (Kylie Rogers) stumble through their grief over losing his wife, her mother in a car accident. The crash has left Jake with a combination of manic depression, palsy, and seizures brought on, apparently, by guilt (he was driving and distracted) and brain injury. It’s rather implausible and hugely melodramatic, which is all this pitiable excuse for a movie is concerned with: milking ham-fisted histrionics from high soap opera.
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‘Dating Naked’ Renewed For Season 3 On VH1

Ahead of the September 16 Season 2 finale, VH1 has picked up a third season of reality dating series Dating Naked. The renewal comes amid strong ratings for the series, which explores the art of romance, free of preconceived notions, stereotypes – and clothes. Season 2 improved its time slot with VH1's adult 18-49 demo by triple digits (+133%) vs year-ago levels, according to the network. Hosted by Amy Paffrath, this season of Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps, features two…
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‘Dating Naked’ Scores Season 3 Renewal From VH1

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‘Dating Naked’ Scores Season 3 Renewal From VH1
First dates just got a little more awkward again: VH1 has renewed “Dating Naked” for a third season. Amy Paffrath will once again host the nude exploration of romance — a premiere date has yet to be announced. The concluding sophomore season of “Dating Naked” — subtitled “Playing for Keeps” — has been a real hit for the Viacom cable channel. It has improved its time slot among the key 18-49 demographic by a positive 133 percent year over year in Live + 3 Day viewing. Also Read: 'Dating Naked' Contestant Slaps Viacom With $10 Million Lawsuit Over Crotch-Blur Fail Season 2 has...
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Watch: First Trailer For 'Fathers And Daughters' With Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, And Aaron Paul

After having a brief bromance with Will Smith, working with the actor on "The Pursuit Of Happyness" and "Seven Pounds," Italian filmmaker Gabriele Muccino hasn't quite hit the same heights since in Hollywood. His last effort was the Gerard Butler effort "Playing For Keeps" and now comes "Fathers And Daughters" which has some decent names attached, but as this first international trailer reveals, maybe not the most promising results. Starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Aaron Paul, with a Black List approved script by Brad Desch, this is time-jumping tale about the relationship between a widower novelist and his daughter, with the story told through her eyes, in a narrative that spans decades. Here's the official synopsis:  Jake Davis, a Pulitzer-winning novelist, finds himself fighting against the world when a fatal car accident leaves him to raise his 5-year-old daughter, Katie, all on his own. Overcome with...
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Aussies to put their stamp on Roots remake

The remake of a quintessentially American miniseries which traced slavery through multiple generations including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars will have three Australians in key creative roles.

Phillip Noyce and Bruce Beresford will each direct an episode and DoP Peter Menzies Jr. will shoot all four episodes of Roots for A&E Networks. The original Roots based on the Alex Haley novel Roots: The Saga Of An American Family was the third most watched series in Us history when it screened on the ABC network in 1977.

Laurence Fishburne will play the narrator, Kunte Kinte, portrayed in the original by LeVar Burton, who is among the producers of the remake with Mark Wolper. Mark.s father David produced the first series and the 1979 sequel, Roots: The Next Generations.

Beresford tells If, .One of the things I like about working in the Us is that producers, studios and networks are perfectly
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Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps — Dare To Date Bare … Again.

Last season, VH1 took dating to a whole new level with the series, Dating Naked where brave singles bared their bodies in the search for love. Host Amy Paffrath shared that for some of the show’s participants, being physically vulnerable allowed some participants to share the deep, dark crannies of their personalities, in addition to flashing their naughty bits. And to be honest, the TV experiment worked: the series boasts one wedding (so far) and several serious relationships — which is a better success ratio than any TV dating show I can think of. This season, TV’s favorite nude dating … Continue reading →

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Here’s the Trailer for ‘Accidental Love,’ the Film That Could’ve Made Jessica Biel’s Career

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The long-delayed trailer for David O’Russell‘s quirky comedy, Accidental Love, has finally dropped, and the fact that it was filmed seven years ago couldn’t be more evident.

Previously titled Nailed, the film tells the story of a waitress (Jessica Biel) who’s ditched by her fiance (James Marsden) when she’s shot with a nail in the head that she doesn’t have the insurance to remove. This leads her to seek the help of a pretty politician, played by a baby calf-looking Jake Gyllenhaal, to reform health care.

Accidental Love is a departure from Russell’s most recent project American Hustle, with the tone feeling like a mix of Bubble Boy and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton. Despite the film’s campiness, you can’t help but imagine what it would’ve done for Biel’s career back when it was made in the 2000s.
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Uma Thurman Joins Bradley Cooper’s Chef Movie

Uma Thurman Joins Bradley Cooper’s Chef Movie
Uma Thurman has come on board Bradley Cooper’s chef drama “Adam Jones” for The Weinstein Company.

Principal photography started Thursday in New Orleans before continuing in London from July 27 to Sept. 26.

Cast includes Sienna Miller, Daniel Bruhl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Emma Thompson, Lily James, Omar Sy, Jamie Dornan, Sam Keeley, Sarah Greene and Alicia Vikander.

John Wells is directing with a screenplay by Steven Knight. Stacy Sher, Michael Shamberg and Erwin Stoff are producing.

Cooper will play a chef in Paris who only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste and wants to obtain the Michelin three-star rating.

Thurman recently appeared in Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” and “Playing for Keeps.”
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Jessica Biel Sleepwalks in a Granny Nightgown

Jessica Biel Sleepwalks in a Granny Nightgown
Well this is awkward. Looks like Jessica Biel made it all the way to whatever errands she was dreaming of running while still sound asleep. Now the whole world knows she sleeps in an 18th century nightgown! Though, who slumbers in their sunglasses? And a cardigan? And does the fact that the Playing for Keeps star is holding keys mean she was technically sleep driving? On second thought, this situation may be awkward for a totally different reason. Looks like Jessica Biel thinks a granny nightgown makes an appropriate dress! We support slouchy style, especially on a hot, L.A. day, but this pink, striped "gown" is a little too casual for our tastes. It would be adorable in a shorter length and might...
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Jane Fonda And Bruce Greenwood Join Fathers And Daughters

Today, we have two more names to add to the already impressive cast of Gabriele Muccino’s upcoming film, Fathers and Daughters. Deadline reports that Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood have joined the generation-spanning drama, which also stars Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Kruger, Quvenzhane Wallis, Haley Bennet and Octavia Spencer.

The film was written by newcomer Brad Desch and is described as “a love story between a troubled father and his daughter.” Crowe plays Jake Davis, a famous writer and widower who struggles with mental illness while trying to raise his 5 year-old daughter Katie. The story spans 25 years, from the 1980′s to the present day, and has Seyfried playing Katie as an adult, who eventually has demons of her own that were caused by her troubled upbringing.

Fonda will play Davis’ longtime friend and literary agent, while Greenwood will portray his brother-in-law, who wages a legal battle
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Uma Thurman Will Hunt Down Potheads In Action Comedy American Ultra

It.s been over five years since David Gordon Green.s Pineapple Express smoked out theaters, and it.s high time another decent stoner action comedy made its way in front of our squinty peepers. Luckily, Lionsgate.s American Ultra will be kicking its production into action soon, and stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart won.t have to feel so alone as the only cast members. Uma Thurman has entered negotiations to take one of the sub-leads of the film, making this her first starring role in a feature since 2012.s Playing for Keeps. Did you also forget that movie existed? American Ultra is the second film from British commercial and music video director Nima Nourizadeh, whose first film was the underwhelming youth culture comedy Project X. The screenplay was written by Chronicle writer Max Landis, who also has the umpteenth Frankenstein adaptation and the comedy Me Him Her
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