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These Celebrities Would Make Perfect Real-Life Disney Princesses

42 minutes ago | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

When we first heard about Disney's plans to make a live-action Beauty and the Beast, we immediately thought Emma Watson would be perfect for the part. And what do you know, she officially joined the cast this week! That got us thinking: what else can we predict? Sure, Lily James is set to star in the live-action Cinderella, and, of course, we've already seen Elle Fanning as Aurora in Maleficent. Even so, we still can't help but dream up our own casting. Keep scrolling to see who we'd pick for all the other Disney princesses. »

- Ryan-Roschke

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Watch a Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl ad directed by Robert Stromberg

28 January 2015 10:12 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

“Slow and steady my [bleep]!” Robert Stromberg didn’t just reimagine the old fairy tale Sleeping Beauty with 2014′s Maleficent. He’s now directed a Super Bowl ad for Mercedes-Benz in which the famous fable of the Tortoise and the Hare is decided by…well, maybe you can guess. Deadline says this is Stromberg’s first advertising directorial debut. Watch it below, and check out another Super Bowl ad featuring Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel:

The post Watch a Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl ad directed by Robert Stromberg appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Brian Welk

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Mercedes-Benz’s Super Bowl Ad Directed By Robert Stromberg – Video

28 January 2015 9:56 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Mercedes-Benz USA collaborated with Robert Stromberg –  Maleficent director and a two-time Academy Award winner for Best Art Direction for Alice In Wonderland and Avatar –  for its Super Bowl ad this year. It’s Stromberg’s advertising directorial debut. "We tend to think of fables as things of the past," Stromberg said, in re the ad, which is based on the Aesop fable about the tortoise and the hare. "It's fascinating for me to render a classic tale with modern tools, yet… »

- Lisa de Moraes

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Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

28 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Talk to any top executive or producer in the movie, television and digital businesses today and they will tell you that the challenges they face are more severe and confounding than ever. Industryites are grappling with profound concerns that cut to the heart of the traditional models to which Hollywood has adhered for decades.

Variety feels it best that our readers hear what’s on the minds of the media business’s best and brightest in their own words. We’ve put the phrase “Broken Hollywood” on our cover to reflect the candor with which the 22 luminaries we interviewed spoke. They weren’t shy about addressing the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable TV, to an unacceptable lack of diversity in the creative ranks and executive suites, and inadequate audience measurement across platforms. »

- Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein

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Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

28 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Talk to any top executive or producer in the movie, television and digital businesses today and they will tell you that the challenges they face are more severe and confounding than ever. Industryites are grappling with profound concerns that cut to the heart of the traditional models to which Hollywood has adhered for decades.

Variety feels it best that our readers hear what’s on the minds of the media business’s best and brightest in their own words. We’ve put the phrase “Broken Hollywood” on our cover to reflect the candor with which the 22 luminaries we interviewed spoke. They weren’t shy about addressing the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable TV, to an unacceptable lack of diversity in the creative ranks and executive suites, and inadequate audience measurement across platforms. »

- Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein

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Casting: Jonas, Snook, Holmes, Brady

27 January 2015 4:39 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Scream Queens

Nick Jonas has scored a recurring role on Fox's fifteen-episode, horror comedy anthology series "Scream Queens". Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will produce the series will produce in the Fall.

The story is set on a college campus that's rocked by a series of murders. Jonas joins a cast that includes Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, Emma RobertsJamie Lee Curtis and Ariana Grande star. Filming begins in the Spring. [Source: The Live Feed]

Jobs

Danny Boyle has begun filming in San Francisco on the Steve Jobs biopic at Universal Pictures with Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder. Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay and worked from Walter Isaacson’s biography.

The full cast list has been revealed and includes Kate Winslet as former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, and the likes of Katherine Waterston, »

- Garth Franklin

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Skins Star Kaya Scodelario To Play Female Role In Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

26 January 2015 7:27 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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After a stellar first instalment, the quality of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies would quickly decline. However, with a haul of over $3.7 billion worldwide in total, Disney aren’t going to let this franchise go the way of a sinking ship any time soon!

The fifth movie is still very much moving ahead then, with Johnny Depp set to reprise the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, and Geoffrey Rush returning as Captain Barbossa. Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner is also rumoured to make a comeback.

New additions include Maleficent star Brenton Thwaites as a British soldier who finds himself working alongside Sparrow, but specific details are sparse, and all we really know for sure is that his character in the movie is named Henry!

There have also been reports of Javier Bardem (Skyfall) being in talks to play Pirates of the Caribbean’s lead villain, »

- Josh Wilding

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Don’t Blame Johnny Depp for ‘Mortdecai’ Misfire – Star Power Just Can’t Match Superheroes

26 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Brands like Marvel and DC Comics now drive the box office and studio strategies, far more than A-list names

Johnny Depp’s box-office blunder with the comedy “Mortdecai” this weekend says as much about the state of the movie business as it does the actor, who’s endured five straight box office flops.

The fact that well-made movies will usually still succeed, and bad ones won’t, hasn’t changed. But it’s superhero brands like Marvel and DC Comics and high concepts that are drawing the biggest audiences to theaters today, replacing the A-list talent that formerly topped the multiplex marquees. »

- Todd Cunningham

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The Huntsman gets new director

22 January 2015 1:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Visual effects supremo Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is in early talks to take over from Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) to direct the upcoming prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. Darabont left the project last week due to creative differences.

The film is set before the events of the hit 2012 movie and shows how Chris Hemsworth’s title character and Charlize Theron’s evil queen Ravenna met before the events in the previous film. Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) has been in talks to play a villain in the film.

Nicolas-Troyan has previously worked as a second-unit director on the first film and on Disney’s Maleficent, as well as working as visual effects supervisor on the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean and The Ring. In recent months, he has been linked to the upcoming Highlander remake.

Darabont, Craig Mazin (The Hangover), David Koepp (Mortdecai) and Evan Spiliotopoulos (Hercules) penned »

- Scott J. Davis

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Scarlett Johansson In "W"

21 January 2015 11:15 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the industry's top film actresses of the moment, covering the February 2015 issue of "W" magazine, as part of its annual 'Best Performances' movie issue, photographed by Tim Walker:

Actresses include Amy Adams ("Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"), Scarlett Johansson ("Avengers: Age Of Ultron"), Shailene Woodley (Divergent"), Keira Knightley ("The Imitation Game"), Reese Witherspoon ("The Wild"), Julianne Moore ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1"), Emma Stone ("Birdman"), Elle Fanning ("Maleficent"), Dakota Fanning ("Effie Gray"), Meryl Streep ("Into The Woods") and Emily Blunt ("Edge Of Tomorrow").

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- Michael Stevens

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Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Will Direct The Huntsman

21 January 2015 8:19 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As predicted, Universal worked fast to fill the director’s chair on The Huntsman, its planned prequel to 2012 hit Snow White & the Huntsman. Following news that The Shawshank Redemption helmer Frank Darabont had exited the production, it has been announced that Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, the second-unit director and visual effects supervisor on the first film, is signed to take the reins.

Nicolas-Troyan, who was Oscar-nominated for his work on the original, has many other credits to his name, including as second unit director on effects-heavy Maleficent. His past experience with the Huntsman property made him particularly appealing to Universal once Darabont abruptly departed over “creative differences.” The Huntsman will mark Nicolas-Troyan’s feature film directorial debut – though his name is attached to the Highlander reboot, his only past experience as a director is on a short called Carrot Vs Ninja.

Universal is pushing The Huntsman into production quickly, and it is »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'The Huntsman' Moves Forward With New Director, And Maybe Emily Blunt Too

21 January 2015 3:40 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The sequel to "Snow White and The Huntsman" has had a tumultuous road to production, but it looks like "The Huntsman" is about to get off the ground. It only took a week for Universal to replace Frank Darabont, who jumped ship last week; the studio has hired Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to direct this 2016 action/fantasy flick.

Nicolas-Troyan was the second unit director and visual effects supervisor for "Snow White and The Huntsman," and even got an Oscar nomination for the latter. He also worked on "Maleficent" as the second unit director. He's attached to a remake of "Highlander," but we all know there can be only one... Plus, "The Huntsman" is scheduled for release on April 22, 2016.

Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron will reprise their roles as the Huntsman and Ravenna, before Snow White (Kristen Stewart) appeared on the scene. Emily Blunt is currently in talks to play Ravenna's sister, »

- Jenni Miller

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The Huntsman hires Cedric Nicolas-Troyan as new director

21 January 2015 1:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan has been hired as the director of The Huntsman.

He replaces The Walking Dead's Frank Darabont, who exited the project over creative differences last week.

Nicolas-Troyan served as Visual Effects Supervisor and Second Unit Director on Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012, and was nominated for an Oscar for his work.

He has also worked on Pirates of the Caribbean, Maleficent and The Ring.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal still plans to release the prequel on April 22, 2016.

Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are returning to the roles of the Huntsman and Ravenna, but Kristen Stewart will not appear.

The film will focus on the Huntsman and Ravenna's lives before the arrival of Snow White.

Emily Blunt is reportedly in talks to take on the role of the villain in the movie.

Watch a trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman below: »

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'The Huntsman' Gets New Director

20 January 2015 11:33 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Universal's The Huntsman has gone through a lot of changes over the past couple of years. But now it looks like we're closer to what the film will actually be, which is a prequel directed–not by Frank Darabont of The Walking Dead–but Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who served as second unit director for Snow White and the Huntsman.

Troyan also served as visual effects supervisor on Snow White, and received an Oscar nomination for his work on said film. He also served as second unit director on Disney's Maleficent.

Last week Darabont left the Snow White prequel due to creative differences with Universal. However, the studio plans to move forward with the project; The Huntsman is still scheduled to be released on April 22, 2016, as formerly announced.

Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are set to return, as the Huntsman and Ravenna. Kristen Stewart will not return as Snow White since the »

- Laura Frances

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Snow White And The Huntsman sequel changes director

20 January 2015 11:14 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Frank Darabont isn't going to direct The Huntsman. But Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is.

Work on the sequel to Snow White And the Huntsman - which now goes by the name of The Huntsman - is set to get going in earnest later this year. But before it does, there's a change in director that we need to tell you about.

Earlier this week it was revealed that The Shawshank Redemption and The Mist helmer Frank Darabont had dropped out of directing The Huntsman. The reason? "Creative differences" is all we've been told thus far.

So who's going to be stepping into his shoes?

That'd be a man by the name of Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Once mooted to helm the reboot of Highlander that Summit Entertainment is putting together, Nicolas-Troyan has thus far built a steady career as a second unit director and visual effects supervisor. On his CV? The likes of Maleficent, »

- simonbrew

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Chris Hemsworth's The Huntsman Gets A New Director

20 January 2015 8:21 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Schmoes Know scored a nice scoop today, that was later verified by the trades. They reported that the next director of Universal's The Huntsman will be Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Who?! Wait, I'll get to that. He's replacing Frank Darabont ("Shawshank Redemption"), who last week dropped out of the project. The reason given was "creative differences," but then again that is usual the go-to-line when you exit a project. As for who Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is, he has been serving as a second unit director and visual effects supervisor on various projects. He did so with Disney's Maleficent and even Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman, so he is familiar with the look of the film. He was even nominated for an Oscar based on his work with the film's visual effects. At one point he was supposed to direct Summit's Highlander reboot. The sequel sends the Huntsman on a quest »

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Watch the trailer for Black Sails season 2

19 January 2015 1:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere later this month January, Starz has released a new trailer for the second season of the Emmy Award-winning Black Sails, the high seas drama from creators Jonathan E. Steinberg (Human Target) and Robert Levine (Touch) and executive producer Michael Bay (Transformers: Age of Extinction).

The ten-episode second season of the series follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and also features Hannah New (Maleficent), Luke Arnold (Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of Michael Hutchence), Jessica Parker Kennedy (The Secret Circle), Zach McGowan (Shameless) and Tadhg Murphy (Vikings).

1715. The Golden Age of Piracy. New Providence Island is lawless territory, controlled by notorious pirate captains. The most feared—Captain Flint.

Driven by ulterior motives, Flint hunts the ultimate prize. But first he must overcome rival captains, the local smuggling kingpin, and a young sailor new to his crew—John Silver.

Black Sails »

- Gary Collinson

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Jennifer Aniston Speaks Out on Angelina Jolie Feud -- Says It's "Petty Bs"

16 January 2015 3:15 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It sounds like there's no bad blood between Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie! The "Cake" star gushed about Mrs. Brad Pitt's new film, "Unbroken" to Entertainment Tonight after their near-runin at the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday in Los Angeles. When asked if leading ladies' media-driven rivalry -- which dates back to when Aniston and Pitt split in 2005, shortly after he met Jolie on the set of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" -- may finally be coming to an end, Jen had only positive things to say about the budding director. "I think that's slowly coming to an end. I really do," she said of the media hoopla. And not only does the blonde beauty not have anything bad to say about the "Maleficent" actress, she also admits she's actually a fan of Angie's work! "I mean, that movie is so beautiful and wonderful, and she did such a gorgeous job, »

- tooFab Staff

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Michael Strahan Does His Best Maleficent Impression At Critics Choice Awards

16 January 2015 2:04 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Michael Strahan, who hosted the 2015 Critics Choice Awards Sunday night, spent some time in costume as Angelina Jolie in character as Maleficent. Michael Strahan As Maleficent For one of his many bits of the night, Strahan came out on stage clad in a black robe and the elaborate Maleficent headdress, holding onto a massive staff. […]

The post Michael Strahan Does His Best Maleficent Impression At Critics Choice Awards appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Winners of the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards announced

16 January 2015 6:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coming hot on the heels of the Academy Award nominations, the winners of the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were announced last night, with Birdman taking seven gongs including Best Actor, Best Comedy Actor and Best Acting Ensemble, while Richard Linklater’s Boyhood ended the night with Best Picture and Best Director.

Here’s a full list of the nominees, with the winners highlighted in red…

Best Picture

Birdman

Boyhood

Gone Girl

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

The Imitation Game

Nightcrawler

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Unbroken

Whiplash

Best Director

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Ava DuVernay, “Selma

David Fincher, “Gone Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman

Angelina Jolie, “Unbroken

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood

Best Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game

Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton, “Birdman

David Oyelowo, “Selma

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

Jennifer Aniston, “Cake

Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, »

- Gary Collinson

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