1-20 of 74 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
• Kate Hudson (Something Borrowed) is set to join Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here. The story follows 35-year-old husband, father, and struggling actor Aiden Bloom (Braff), who decides to home school his kids when his father (Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin, playing another Saul) has to stop funding their private education. Hudson will play the part of Braff’s wife. Braff famously funded this project through a Kickstarter campaign that actually still has three days left. At the time of posting, the project had raised over $690K beyond its goal of $2 million. The film also stars Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect »
- Lindsey Bahr
Part of Shane Salerno's film about The Catcher in the Rye author is screened at Cannes after nine years in production
It has been veiled in mystery and speculation, and has been nine years in the making. But now a few minutes of the highly anticipated documentary about Jd Salinger by Shane Salerno – chiefly known as a writer of action films including Savages and Alien vs Predator – has been shown at the Cannes film festival.
Through a bafflingly fast-paced montage of clips, showing fragments of interviews with figures such as Tom Wolfe, El Doctorow and the late Gore Vidal, the preview hinted at, rather than delivered, revelations about the writer's existence after he withdrew from public life in 1965, living in seclusion and no longer publishing though, it is speculated, writing feverishly until his death in 2010.
Asked whether the film, which is due for release in the autumn, contained any »
- Charlotte Higgins
★★★★☆ Heli (Armando Espitia), the protagonist of Amat Escalante's 2013 Palme d'Or contender of the same name, is a young Mexican who lives with his father, his son, his young wife (Linda Gonzalez) and 12-year-old sister, Estella (Andrea Vergara). He's prone to bad luck, keen on his naps and, when a census taker comes to the house, hesitates about how many people live there with him. However, when 17-year-old army cadet Beto (Juan Eduardo Palacios) falls in love with Estella and makes plans for the two of them to run away together, Heli's cataclysmic knee-jerk reaction will plunge the family into pitiless and brutal violence.
News of drug gangs, corruption and barbaric acts of horrendous violence are depressingly common and have formed the backdrop for several high profile Hollywood movies in recent years, including Oliver Stone's Savages (2012) and Mexico's own Miss Bala (2011). However, Escalante - the director of Sangre, »
- CineVue UK
NBC has started giving series orders to its pilots for the 2013-14 season, and two dramas and two comedies are the first to get good news.
The dramas are "Believe," a J.J. Abrams- and Alfonso Cuaron-produced show about a young girl with a special gift and the ex-con tasked with protecting her; and "Crisis," about a Secret Service agent who becomes involved in an international incident in his first day on the job. It comes from creator Rand Ravich, who was behind NBC's "Life" a few years ago.
Also getting a green light are the Sean Hayes sitcom Sean Saves the World, DJ Nash’s Family Guide and Jason Katims’ comedy About a Boy. They join the previously-ordered Michael J. Fox Show and Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Dracula.
Related | Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New
Among the noteworthy pilots not getting the go-ahead from NBC: Hatfields & McCoys, The Gates and The Sixth Gun. (NBC’s complete development slate can be found here. »
- Michael Ausiello
Getting a much-needed boost before heading to Cannes to shop for foreign buyers, the John Gotti, Sr. biopic Gotti has landed director Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger). When last we reported on the status of this picture, it was stuck in neutral, citing a lack of funding. Relativity Media now has the U.S. distribution rights to the mobster picture that stars John Travolta in the title role. The movie is based on a story by Gotti's son, John A. Gotti, with an original screenplay by Leo Rossi and revisions by Lem Dobbs. Johnston plans to start shooting (as it were) in New York on September 9th. Hit the jump for more. THR reports that Johnston will now direct Gotti. Here's what the veteran director had to say about the project: “I think we’ve always been fascinated with the idea of the romantic outlaw. John Gotti could »
- Dave Trumbore
What is Casting Couch? Today it’s headlined by news of three big actors working with three well-respected directors, but it also has news about new jobs for ladies like Keira Knightley, Reese Witherspoon, and the Dowager Countess. Benicio Del Toro is the talented and unique sort of actor who manages to be interesting to watch even when he’s in a project that isn’t that great. The dude was fun in Savages. Basically, you can set your watch to him. But pair him with a director who’s good at working with actors, and you’re likely to get pure magic. That’s why The Wrap’s news that Del Toro is in talks to join Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is basically the best thing that’s happened all day. Big actors often times give their best performances when working with Anderson, Del Toro is a big actor—it’s perfect. Also »
- Nathan Adams
His big chance to work with Oliver Stone – Savages – may not have resulted in the best film of either man’s career, but that isn’t keeping John Travolta from investigating crime stories. The Wrap reports he’s set to star in The Forger for Philip Martin.With a script by Richard D’Ovidio (who wrote recent Halle Berry sleeper hit The Call, due here on July 5), The Forger focuses on Ray Cutter (Travolta) a former child art prodigy whose apparent talent was not enough to stop him falling into a life of petty theft.After being caught and thrown in the slammer, he decides to play it straight and spend time with his sick son. Of course, things are never that easy, and soon the crime syndicate who arranged for his early release are pressuring him to work, you guessed it, one last job…Cue a heist movie with »
The tale centres around pot-smoking private detective Doc Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the case of a missing girl in the spring of 1970.
Del Toro will take on the small but significant role of an attorney who attempts to help the hero.
Production on Inherent Vice is scheduled to begin later this month. »
Groff will star as Craig, an early AIDS victim and first lover of Bruce Niles - a closeted investment banker who becomes an AIDS activist (played by "Savages" star Taylor Kitsch), the website reported.
Photos: Johnathan Groff
"The Normal Heart" chronicles the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City in the early '80s.
In addition to Kitsch, ...
Copyright 2013 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
The 48th Annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Republic announced today that American auteur Oliver Stone will be honored with the Crystal Globe Award for outstanding artistic contributions to world cinema. While Stone's last film was the less-than-outstanding "Savages" in 2012, the writer-director has won three Oscars and helmed many memorable classic films, from "Salvador," "Born on the Fourth of July," and "Platoon" to "Nixon," "JFK" and "Wall Street." In addition, thrice-Oscar nominated Polish director Agnieszka Holland (holocaust drama "In Darkness") will serve as president of the jury. Holland and her jury will give out Crystal Globe Awards for Best Feature, Actor, Actress, Director and a Special Jury Prize. The festival runs June 28 to July 6, and the lineup will be announced in June. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Shane Salerno is best known as a screenwriter on films such as Armageddon, Shaft, Avpr: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem and more recently, Oliver Stone's Savages. This year, however, he's gone behind the camera for the new documentary Salinger, which was recently acquired by The Weinstein Co. and will be released in theaters this September followed by a release on PBS in January 2014, which is to say, yes, this will be eligible for Best Documentary this year. The film, as I'm sure you've already surmised, centers on author J.D. Salinger, the famously private literary icon and author of "Franny and Zooey", "Nine Stories" and "The Catcher in the Rye". Salerno is also co-authoring a biography on Salinger with David Shields, titled "The Private War of J.D. Salinger", which will be published by Simon & Schuster and hit shelves in September. Today The Hollywood Reporter premiered the following first poster for »
- Brad Brevet
The first look at Salinger is of a well-worn book cover. The Weinstein Co. recently acquired worldwide distribution rights to director Shane Salerno's forthcoming J.D. Salinger documentary. The poster below, exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter, could be seen as a tribute to the minimalist covers that have graced various editions of Franny and Zooey, Nine Stories and The Catcher in the Rye through the years. Story: The Weinstein Co. to Distribute New Documentary About J.D. Salinger Salerno, who penned the screenplay for Savages, has maintained that an intimate portrait of the famously private literary icon will be depicted. He
- Erik Hayden
In a typically astute essay written for the March edition of GQ, Mark Harris muses on the qualities that make and sustain a movie star in the current Hollywood climate, and hit upon the contrasting fates of Channing Tatum and Taylor Kitsch last year to prove his point. Both actors began 2012 on the brink of stardom, with multiple mainstream releases ahead of them poised to do the job. But only Tatum made good on the promise, with a series of well-chosen leads in overperforming mid-size projects, while Kitsch's vehicles ("Battleship," "John Carter," "Savages") were all high-profile clunkers that did little »
- Guy Lodge
Check out a first look photo featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the set of the upcoming film “Godzilla” by drector Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Factory Farmed, Heroes and Villains) and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2, Anna Karenina, Savages, Albert Nobbs), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Eye of Winter, Get a Job, The Cleveland Show, 30 Rock), Elizabeth Olsen (Silent Hose, Very Good Girls, Liberal Arts), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Words and Pictures), David Strathairn (Lincoln, The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, and Good Luck.) Synopsis: A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla awakens from eons of sleep and attacks a city. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest from “Godzilla”.
- Brian Corder
Blake Lively has signed on to star opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in an untitled biopic about the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The film, which is set to begin production this April, is rumoured to have Les Miserables and The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper circling the director’s chair.
Lively has reportedly signed on to play Mercury’s girlfriend, Mary Austin, in the film. This will be the first post Gossip Girl role for the actress, which she wrapped last November. Recently, Lively has been building her dramatic acting profile by starring in several heavy films including The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Ben Affleck’s The Town and Oliver Stone’s Savages.
Personally, I think Lively is a great actress and incredibly charismatic. I enjoy her work a lot and I’m excited to see her breaking away from her Gossip Girl bubble by starting to »
- Blake Dew
A year after it was announced, word has come that "A Royal Affair" helmer Nikolaj Arcel has hopped onboard to direct the latest screen adaptation of Daphne Du DuMaurier's classic psychological noir thriller "Rebecca" at DreamWorks and Working Title Films.
The book was previously adapted in 1940 as the first American film by then rising young director Alfred Hitchcock - it went on to score a Best Picture and Best Cinematography Oscar win along with nine other nominations. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson starred.
"Eastern Promises" scribe Steven Knight will go back to DuMaurier's original novel which follows an American woman who marries a 40-something widower Maximillian de Winter after a whirlwind romance, and moves into his rambling mansion Manderley.
Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, was profoundly devoted to Max's first wife Rebecca and continuously psychologically undermines her 'replacement'. At the same time divers discover the remains of Rebecca's »
- Garth Franklin
The notoriously reclusive “Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger will finally get his cinematic dues, posthumously, in writer/director Shane Solerno’s upcoming documentary “Salinger.” Update: The Weinstein Company officially announced today their acquisition of the eagerly awaited film’s worldwide distribution rights. TWC, who closed the deal on the film after screening it the morning of the Oscars, anticipates a September 6 release date following a festival run. Salerno, who co-wrote Oliver Stone’s 2012 “Savages” and produced “Salinger” alongside Buddy Squires and Deborah Randall, said in regards to the acquisition, "I have the greatest respect for The Weinstein Company and the remarkable quality and consistency of the films they produce. I am honored to be working with them on what is for me an eight year labor of love." “Salinger” features interviews with 150 subjects, including his closest friends and colleagues who have never spoken about him before, and archival. »
- Ryan Lattanzio and Beth Hanna
The Weinstein Co. has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the feature-length documentary Salinger, a look at the reclusive author J.D. Salinger, directed by Shane Salerno, who co-wrote and executive produced Oliver Stone’s Savages. The doc promises interviews with 150 subjects, including Salinger's friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle, as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen. Story: How PBS Landed the Rights to Sought-After J.D. Salinger Documentary Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E.
- Gregg Kilday
Here’s the first behind the scenes photos and a video from the set of the upcoming film “Godzilla” by drector Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Factory Farmed, Heroes and Villains) and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2, Anna Karenina, Savages, Albert Nobbs), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Eye of Winter, Get a Job, The Cleveland Show, 30 Rock), Elizabeth Olsen (Silent Hose, Very Good Girls, Liberal Arts), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Words and Pictures), David Strathairn (Lincoln, The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, and Good Luck.) Synopsis: A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla awakens from eons of sleep and attacks a city. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest from “Godzilla”.
The post First Godzilla Set Photos and Video Hits The Web appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Brian Corder
1-20 of 74 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners