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Freestyle Digital Media has released the trailer for the gothic drama Angelica, written and directed by Teeth‘s Mitchell Lichtenstein and starring Jena Malone (Sucker Punch, The Hunger Games), two-time Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist). It’s slated for release on VOD and in limited theaters November 17th. “Angelica is a gothic tale […] »
- Brad Miska
Outlander is adding some familiar faces to its cast for season four. The Starz drama has cast Orphan Black and Downton Abbey veteran Maria Doyle Kennedy as Jocasta, Jamie's strong-willed aunt. Ed Speleers of Wolf Hall will play Irishman Stephen Bonnet, a pirate and smuggler. Doyle Kennedy, who viewers remember as Siobhan Sadler, also played Mr. Bates' wife on Downton Abbey. Her other credits include Dexter, Albert Nobbs, The Tudors, Sing Street and The Conjuring 2. She's also an accomplished singer. Speleers played Jimmy Kent on Downton Abbey from seasons three-five. His other credits include Howl, Wolf Hall, Alice Through the Looking Glass and Eragon. Season four began filming in Scotland this »
On Saturday, Glenn Close and her lookalike daughter Annie Starke attended an an event at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in Spain in support of their new film together The Wife — and Close couldn’t look prouder.
Wearing a black turtleneck with matching blazer and pants, Close, 70, looked as sophisticated as she smiled at her daughter during a photocall.
Starke, 29, wore a very similar outfit to her mother, swapping out a floral print shirt for her mother’s black one.
- Maria Pasquini
“The Wife”: Embankment Films
Glenn Close’s latest project has found a home weeks after bowing at the Toronto International Film Festival. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Classics snagged all North American rights to “The Wife,” an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel of the same name.
The drama sees the six-time Oscar nominee playing Joan Castleman, a woman best known as the wife of an incredibly successful author (Jonathan Pryce, “Taboo”). Joan has dedicated years of her life to nurturing her husband’s genius, but a moment of revelation causes her to reconsider their relationship and her future. Jane Anderson (“Olive Kitteridge,” “Mad Men”) penned the script.
Directed by Bjorn Runge (“Daybreak”), the pic’s producers include Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber, Anonymous Content’s Rosalie Swedlin, Meta Film’s Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, and Jo Bamford and Piers Tempest for Tempo Productions.
“The Wife” received strong reviews at Tiff, with many critics offering effusive praise for Close’s performance.
Regarding the lack of roles written for older women, the Emmy and Golden Globe winner has observed, “It’s kind of ironic, because we’re at the peak of our power. We really are.”
Glenn Close-Starrer “The Wife” Acquired by Sony Classics was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Perhaps you haven't heard of Father Figures? That's because when the first trailer dropped more than a year ago, it was called Bastards. The team behind this comedy wised up, changing the title and giving you some time to forget. Now, they have cobbled together a new trailer, for better or worse, and here we are.
Arriving from Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment, the latest footage from Father Figures promises a Christmas comedy that will bring you back home. The movie opens on December 22, and it stars two heavy weights in the genre who've not been so busy lately. The movie teams the great Ed Helms with the always welcome Owen Wilson for the right amount of charm. It doesn't really matter how good or bad the script is, these guys will probably carry the material pretty far on their own.
Wilson and Helms play Kyle and Peter Reynolds, brothers »
Warner Bros. has released the very first trailer for their upcoming comedy Father Figures, which stars Owen Wilson and Ed Helms. The film is also the directoral debut of veteran cinematographer Lawrence Sher (The Hangover films).
Wilson and Helms are Kyle and Peter Reynolds, brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out together to find their real father, and end up learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.
The film also stars J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), comedian Katt Williams, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-actor Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames (the “Mission Impossible” films), Harry Shearer (The Simpsons), and Oscar nominee June Squibb (Nebraska), with Oscar winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter), and Oscar nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs, Guardians of the Galaxy) as the twins’ mother.
Check out the first trailer below. »
- Paul Heath
Gaumont has come on board “The Emperor of Paris,” a crime thriller about Francois Vidocq, a real-life ex-convict who became a police detective during Napoleon’s reign. The project – which started shooting Tuesday – re-teams Jean-Francois Richet, the director of the “Mesrine” gangster films, with French star Vincent Cassel (“Black Swan”).
Cassel (pictured), who earned critical acclaim for his performance as Jacques Mesrine in Richet’s “Killer Instinct” and “Public Enemy #1,” will play Vidocq. He will star opposite Olga Kurylenko (“The Death of Stalin”), August Dhiel (“Inglourious Basterds”), Freya Mavor (“Skins”), Denis Menochet (“Custody”) and James Thierée (“Chocolat”), among others.
A French adventurer who became a gangster and then the boss of Paris police, Vidocq led a tumultuous life that has inspired authors such as Victor Hugo and Edgar Allan Poe. In “The Emperor of Paris,” set during the height of Napoleon’s reign, Vidocq lies low as a modest cloth merchant after a dazzling escape from a »
- Elsa Keslassy
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the gothic drama Angelica, written and directed by Teeth‘s Mitchell Lichtenstein and starring Jena Malone (Sucker Punch, The Hunger Games), two-time Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist). It’s slated for release on VOD and in limited theaters November 17th. “Angelica is a gothic tale of a newly […] »
- Brad Miska
Madrid — Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce-starrer “The Wife” will close the 65th San Sebastian Festival on Sept. 30, where the film’s European premiere will see the festival end with an upscale tale of a woman’s belated empowerment, a showcase for Close and Pryce’ mano a mano acting talents and, in industrial terms, a blue-chip U.S.-U.K.-Scandinavia production.
Produced by Anonymous Content, Meta Film,Tempo Productions, Spark Film and Television, and Silver Reel, “The Wife” turns on Joan Castleman (Close) who is married to a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist (Pryce), the kind of man who thinks he owns the world and his wife.
On the eve of the Nobel Prize award ceremony, Close, who has “spent 40 years ignoring her own literary talents to fan the »
- John Hopewell
It’s time for Glenn Close to add another award to her mantle. The six-time Oscar nominee has taken home multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, and Tony Awards, and now she’s set to receive the Golden Icon Award at the upcoming Zurich Film Festival (Zff), Variety reports. The “Damages” alumna will also present her latest feature at the fest, “The Wife.”
Close’s career spans over four decades and includes films such as “The World According to Garp,” “The Big Chill,” and “Fatal Attraction.” “The Girl With All The Gifts” and “Albert Nobbs” are among her more recent features. Her stage credits include “Sunset Boulevard” and “The Real Thing.”
“From her commanding portrayal of Patty Hewes in ‘Damages’ to the glorious Marquise de Merteuil in Stephen Frears’ ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ via Alex Forrest and Cruella De Vil, Glenn Close has brought her extraordinary presence to countless memorable roles over a truly formidable career,” said Zff co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri in a statement.
An adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel of the same name, “The Wife” sees Close playing Joan Castleman, a woman best known as the wife of an incredibly successful writer. Joan has dedicated years of her life to nurturing her husband’s (Jonathan Pryce, “Game of Thrones”) career, but a moment of revelation causes Joan to reconsider their relationship and her future. “The Wife” will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Close recently signed on to topline “Sea Oak,” a half-hour Amazon pilot about a woman who comes back from the dead.
Zff runs from September 28-October 8.
Glenn Close to Receive Golden Icon Award at Zurich Film Festival was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
“From her commanding portrayal of Patty Hewes in “Damages” to the glorious Marquise de Merteuil in Stephen Frears’ “Dangerous Liaisons” via Alex Forrest and Cruella De Vil, Glenn Close has brought her extraordinary presence to countless memorable roles over a truly formidable career,” said Zff co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri in a statement.
Close has recently finished filming Julian Fellow’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Crooked House” and her other recent work includes sci-fi thriller “What Happened to Monday,” “The Girl With All the Gifts” and the comedy “Bastards.” She has also been in “Sunset Boulevard” on Broadway.
- Stewart Clarke
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“From her commanding portrayal of Patty Hewes in Damages to the glorious Marquise de Merteuil in Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons via Alex Forrest and Cruella De Vil, Glenn Close has brought her extraordinary presence to countless memorable roles over a truly formidable career,” said Zurich Festival co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri.
- Scott Roxborough
“Lives of Women”
“I think that my refugee experience was very different than a lot of people coming to this country now,” says Milana Vayntrub in an episode of Indigenous Media’s new digital portrait series “Lives of Women.” Best known as Sloane Sandburg on NBC megahit “This Is Us,” the actress was born in the Soviet Union. Her family moved to the U.S. when she was just three years old.
“We had a lot of help when we got to America,” Vayntrub explains. She and her family received assistance with health care and education programs.
“There are moments in your life where you realize you could do nothing, but if you do, you’ll probably regret it forever,” she observes, seemingly referring to the current administration’s hostile attitude — and policies — toward refugees, and her refusal to stand by silently.
Watch the episode to hear Vayntrub open up about her childhood experience as a refugee. She also explains how following her “karmic duty” led her to pay back an organization that helped her family.
Created by Rodrigo Garcia (“Albert Nobbs,” “In Treatment”), “Lives of Women” feature 60-second episodes of women telling personal and revealing stories. “I was interested in doing something where we’re not looking at extreme lives or lives that are outrageous but lives that everyone can connect to,” Garcia has said. You can check out more episodes on the project’s YouTube page.
Exclusive: “This Is Us” Star Milana Vayntrub Shares Her Refugee Story in “Lives of Women” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
The deal covers film and television projects through Mockingbird Pictures banner.
The company has several projects in development with Curtis (pictured) and Lynn, including the upcoming AMC television series Dietland.
Curtis and Lynn first partnered at Mockingbird Pictures after producing Albert Nobbs in 2012. The pair have produced seven films together, including Arie Posin’s The Face Of Love, Victor Levin’s 5 To 7, and Rodrigo Garcia’s Last Days In The Desert.
Curtis’ industry start was as Steven Spielberg’s assistant; the beginning of a 15-year professional relationship with the director. After working on Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List, Curtis transitioned »
Skydance Media has formed a multi-year overall deal for both feature films and television with producers Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures, Variety has learned. The studio currently has multiple projects in development with Curtis and Lynn, including the upcoming AMC television series “Dietland.”
“Bonnie and Julie are exceptional people and incredible producers whose boundless energy, incomparable work ethic, and collective eye for mining and cultivating creative material are second to none,” said Dana Goldberg, chief creative officer of Skydance Media. “I have known and admired both of them for a long time and l am thrilled that they have become a part of the Skydance family. I look forward to the number of exciting film and television projects in our collective future.”
Curtis and Lynn first partnered under the Mockingbird Pictures banner after producing the Academy Award-nominated “Albert Nobbs” in 2012. Sine then, Lynn and Curtis have gone on to produce seven films together, including »
- Joe Otterson
“Forever My Girl” is the fourth film to land on the pre-Halloween weekend, which will also see launches of Paramount’s “2017 Cloverfield Movie,” Lionsgate’s “Saw: Legacy” and Universal’s Miles Teller Ptsd drama “Thank You for Your Service.”
“Forever My Girl” stars Roe as a country music super-star who left his bride at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his high school best friend, he’s suddenly faced with the consequences of all that he left behind.
The film is written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf, based »
- Dave McNary
Roadside Attractions has acquired domestic rights to Forever My Girl, a romantic drama produced by LD Entertainment from writer-director Bethany Ashton Wolf. Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe star in the pic, based on the Heidi McLaughlin novel, which will now hit theaters October 27. It’s the latest team-up for Roadside and LD, which has collaborated on seven films including 2011’s Albert Nobbs and 2010’s Javier Bardem-starrer Biutiful. Forever My Girl centers on country music… »
Jessica Jones is about to have her world rocked by an Academy Award nominee.
VideosThe Defenders Premiere Date Set at Netflix — Watch Sneaky New Teaser
Janet McTeer (The White Queen, Damages) is joining the series in its second season, Netflix and Marvel announced Thursday, playing an “undisclosed character who will have an enormous impact on Jessica’s life.”
“We couldn’t possibly be more excited to work with Ms. McTeer for our second season,” series creator/Ep Melissa Rosenberg said in a statement. “Her gravitas and authenticity are the perfect ingredients for all we’re trying to create this year. »
The film, which screened at the Telluride and Toronto festivals last year, also stars Jason O’Mara and Beverly D’Angelo. Producers are Julie Lynn, Bonnie Curtis, Wendy Federman, Carl Moellenberg and Elliott Webb.
“Wakefield” is directed by Robin Swicord from her adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s short story, in which a successful suburbanite commuter vanishes without a trace and hides in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night. He secretly observes the lives of his wife (portrayed by Garner), children, and neighbors and slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family — he has left himself.
- Dave McNary
Just because a movie or a celebrity wins an Oscar, that doesn't mean the win was deserved. While the Academy Awards are seen as the capstone to awards season -- and one of the highest honors in the business -- we all know that stars and movies get snubbed or overlooked all the time.
What's worse is when we look back at what did win, and shake our heads in confusion and disbelief. So, with the 89th Academy Awards just around the corner, let's take a look back over the show's illustrious history at a few times the Academy voters clearly made a mistake.
Watch: 2017 Oscar Awards Nominees: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nominations
1. How Green Was My Valley wins Best Picture at the 14th Academy Awards in 1942
20th Century Fox
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