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Rave Reviews For MacBeth As It Opens At Cannes 2015; New Clips Feature Michael Fassbender And Marion Cotillard

23 May 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

#Redcarpet MacBeth by Justin Kurzel #Cannes2015 pic.twitter.com/Lwz4dMT3Wc

— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) May 23, 2015

Of all of William Shakespeare’s classic works, Macbeth must surely be amongst his most famous.

Certainly, in the more than 400 years since its first publication, it has been one of the most frequently adapted; revived regularly on stage and re-envisioned time and again in the age of cinema and television.

Now comes a bold and daring version starring Academy-Award nominee Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave) and Academy-Award winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose).

Directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown), MacBeth had its World Premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and was the final movie to screen in Competition.

In his review, Guy Lodge (Variety) praises the director’s “thrillingly elemental new adaptation. Fearsomely visceral and impeccably performed, it’s a brisk, bracing update, even as it remains exquisitely in period.”

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- Michelle McCue

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Michelle Williams To Mine For Gold With Matthew McConaughey

15 May 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Outside of her supporting role in blockbuster Oz the Great and Powerful, Michelle Williams has been keeping a relatively low profile since her Oscar-nominated turn in My Week with Marilyn. Now, though, with anticipated drama Manchester by the Sea in the can, the actress is lining up another highly promising project in mining drama Gold.

Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez are already attached to star in the “inspired by true events” pic, which dramatizes and takes some liberties with the story of the 1993 Bre-x Minerals mining scandal. Williams will be taking on the role of McConaughey’s wife.

Some may remember the high-profile incident, in which one part of the company fraudulently reported that it had unearthed a massive gold deposit at its Indonesian site. Stock prices soared, until gold samples were found to be a fraud, at which point Bre-x collapsed and its shares became utterly worthless.

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- Isaac Feldberg

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Eddie Redmayne Now In Talks For Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

12 May 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A month ago, we learned that Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) was Warner Bros.’ top choice to play adventuring hero Newt Scamander in Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but now it appears that the British thesp has entered into official talks for the lead role.

When Redmayne’s name first came up in association with the high-profile project, J.K. Rowling had not yet completed the first draft of her screenplay for the franchise-launching pic, which takes place in New York 70 years before the Harry Potter movies and centers on the travels of a magizoologist whose eventual textbook (the source of the title) would go on to become required reading for Hogwarts students.

Rowling originally wrote a slim version of Scamander’s textbook back in 2001 to benefit the charity Comic Relief. When Warner Bros. approached her about continuing Harry Potter in some capacity, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Win ‘The Theory of Everything’ on Blu-ray™

9 May 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of the extraordinary true story The Theory of Everything , out now on Digital Download and available on Blu-ray™ and DVD from 11th May 2015, we’re giving 1 lucky winner the chance to get their hands on a copy of the Blu-ray!

Starring Golden Globe and BAFTA Best Actor winner and Academy Award-nominated Best Actor Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables, My Week With Marilyn), and directed by Academy Award-winner James Marsh (Man on Wire, Shadow Dancer), The Theory of Everything is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking. Experience the beautiful story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, Professor Stephen Hawking. After falling in love at Cambridge University in 1963, Stephen (Redmayne) and Jane’s (Jones) lives are turned upside down as the healthy and active Stephen receives an earth-shattering diagnosis – motor neurone disease – at the age of just 21.

Jane shows love, »

- Dan Bullock

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Michelle Williams Debuts New Platinum 'Do at Louis Vuitton Show

7 May 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Michelle Williams is one hot mama!  The actress attended the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 Resort Collection in Palm Springs, California on Wednesday, where she stunned wearing a patterned cocktail dress and black booties.  The "My Week with Marilyn" actress also debuted her even lighter, platinum blonde locks, which fell right above her shoulders. Williams finished her look with natural makeup and styled her short blonde tresses in loose waves.  While we've rarely seen the "Dawson's Creek" alum at public events recently, she definitely stole the spotlight sitting front row at the Louis Vuitton fashion show.  It does help that the 34-year-old is close with the French fashion house -- the "Blue Valentine" actress has starred in three of the brand's campaigns!  Michelle definitely looked like she was enjoying herself, too. Williams was spotted chatting with stars like Selena Gomez, Miranda Kerr and Catherine Deneuve at the high-profile event.  What do you »

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Animated 'Loving Vincent' begins shoot

29 April 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Vincent Van Gogh biopic will see 60 artists produce 57,800 oil paintings to make up the film, starring Douglas Booth and Saoirse Ronan.

Principal photography has begun on animated feature Loving Vincent at London’s Three Mills Studio.  The film tells the story of the final months and mysterious death of artist Vincent Van Gogh.

Billed as “the world’s first painted animation feature”, the film aims to bring Van Gogh’s masterpieces to life in a unique way.  Live action footage will be filmed and then projected, frame by frame, onto canvas and painted over in oils in the style of Van Gogh

A total of 60 painters will work for a year to complete the 57,800 oil paintings making up the film.

Loving Vincent stars Douglas Booth (The Riot Club), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Chris O’Dowd (Calvary), Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel), John Sessions (The Iron Lady), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), and Aidan Turner (The Hobbit).

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Michelle Williams a Saucy Blonde for Spring in Elle UK (photos, video)

18 April 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Michelle Williams is startling with tousled blonde hair in a new photo spread in the UK edition of Elle magazine that celebrates bright spring colors. Williams has a new movie on the way about forbidden love in World War II. The film, “Suite française,” is her first since 2013’s “Oz the Great and Powerful,” a Disney blockbuster that was atypical for her career. Williams, 34, has always favored smaller indie productions like 2005’s “Brokeback Mountain,” 2010’s “Blue Valentine” and 2011’s “My Week with Marilyn.” ...Read More »

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Wamg Talks To Woman In Gold Director Simon Curtis

9 April 2015 7:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After having robust box office numbers this past weekend and being praised by both audiences and critics, Woman In Gold opens in wide release this Friday, April 10. In his review, Jim Batts says, “Woman In Gold concerns a celebrated work of art, but it’s also about two inspiring lives also worthy of celebration.” Read his review here.

Woman In Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of »

- Michelle McCue

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Director Simon Curtis talks Woman in Gold's Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, and Tatiana Maslany

2 April 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Woman in Gold follows the true-to-life story of Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), a Jewish refugee from Nazi Austria, and her attempts to win back the famous Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, which was stolen from her family by Nazis during World War II. Randol “Randy” Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), an American lawyer with Viennese roots, helps Maria navigate the rough waters of legal procedure during the “Republic of Austria v. Altmann” trial that would reunite Maria with her aunt’s likeness.

Yeah, that’s an entire country’s government against one eight-seven-year-old woman. Maria Altmann is now our favourite person.

Woman in Gold, which hits theatres Friday, also stars Katie HolmesDaniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”), Max Irons (The Riot Club), Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”), Elizabeth McGovern (“Downton Abbey”), and Jonathan Pryce (Brazil).

Simon Curtis, the director of My Week with Marilyn, was in Toronto to talk about his newest film, »

- Sasha James

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Exclusive Interview: Simon Curtis Talks Woman In Gold, Filming In Vienna And More

1 April 2015 7:51 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Simon Curtis is one of London’s pre-eminent directors of historical dramas. He moves between the stage and both the big and small screen. He began his career working at the Royal Court Theatre in London and eventually transitioned to directing for film and television, where he has found a niche with BBC television films and adaptations. He has been nominated for six BAFTAs for his screen work, and most recently directed Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh to Oscar nominations for his 2011 film My Week With Marilyn.

Curtis’s latest project, a personal one for him, is the drama Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Based on true events, the film follows Maria Altmann (Mirren), a woman who escaped Vienna before the Holocaust and hopes to reclaim several Gustav Klimt paintings the Nazis stole from her family. Reynolds plays Randy Schoenberg, Maria’s lawyer who escorts her »

- Jordan Adler

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With Woman in Gold, the Story of This Famous Painting Is Finally Told With the Emotion It Deserves

31 March 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

The story of Gustav Klimt's painting The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (confiscated by Nazis, displayed as Austria's Mona Lisa in a Vienna museum, test case in the law granting reparations to Jewish descendants) has already been detailed in articles, a book, and several documentaries. What Woman in Gold has over nonfiction portrayals is emotion, and director Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn) milks every scene for its heart-tugging potential. Alexi Kaye Campbell's script makes it easy for Curtis: The relationship between Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), whose aunt is depicted in Klimt's famous golden portrait, and attorney Randol Schoenberg (Rya »

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Review: Helen Mirren's 'Woman in Gold' paints by numbers and it could've been worse

31 March 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's probably something of a compliment that a "Weinstein Company" movie has become its own genre. Back in the day this would be known, of course, as a "Miramax" movie, but Harvey Weinstein has managed to keep this trope alive even at his relatively new company. For those who are uniformed, a "Weinstein Company" movie usually includes a number of the following characteristics: (1) it's a period piece usually touching somehow on World War II, (2) it's primarily aimed at an over 25 and/or female demo, (3) it often features a meaty lead role that could lead to an Oscar nomination and/or (4) it features a previous Academy Award winner in some capacity.  This type of movie used to be the definition of Oscar bait, but over the last decade it’s become almost exclusively associated with a majority of The Weinstein Company’s releases (You can now argue Oscar bait’s meaning »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Woman in Gold | Review

31 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

All that Glitters: Curtis Traps Compelling Kernel in Avalanche of Schmaltz

British television alum Simon Curtis graduated to feature filmmaking in 2011 with the incredibly problematic My Week with Marilyn. Apparently, whatever its faults, they were easy to overlook, as the film nabbed a number of critics’ choice awards, along with prestigious BAFTA and Academy Award nominations. Unfortunately, his penchant for mawkishness has showed no sides of abatement in his follow-up feature, Woman in Gold, also based on compelling true events but at least portraying subjects that feel imbued with less drastic measures of caricature since they aren’t ingrained in cultural pop subconscious with such sacred fury.

In the late 1990s, the Austrian government began to revamp its art restitution laws in reference to victims of WWII. Upon the death of her sister, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Los Angeles shop keeper who had fled Austria sixty years prior to escape the Nazis, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Interview: Director Simon Curtis Fashions the ‘Woman in Gold’

30 March 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The painting “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer” was created by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, and was considered Austria’s greatest artwork. The remarkable journey of the painting, stolen from its original Jewish family by the Nazis during World War II, is the basis for the new film, “Woman in Gold,” directed by Simon Curtis.

Woman in Gold” is based on the true story of Maria Altmann (portrayed in the film by Helen Mirren), a Viennese immigrant in the United States who fought the Austrian government for rightful claim to her family’s paintings in the 1990s, including the famous gold leaf portrait of her Aunt Adele. Altmann brings in an American lawyer named Randol Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds) to act as her lawyer, and their years of litigation to make this art restitution was one of the most high profile of these cases. The film includes flashbacks of the family in Vienna during those war years, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close to Star in ‘She Who Brings Gifts’

23 March 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close are to star in “She Who Brings Gifts,” which Altitude Film Sales has boarded. Pic is adapted by M.R. Carey from his novel “The Girl With All the Gifts.”

Colm McCarthy, helmer of British TV shows including “Peaky Blinders,” “Sherlock,” “Doctor Who” and “The Tudors,” will direct the film, which is his first major feature.

Arterton, whose credits include “Tamara Drewe” and “The Disappearance of Alice Creed,” is starring in Marjane Satrapi’s “The Voices,” following her West End musical stage debut in “Made in Dagenham.” Considine was recently seen in BAFTA-winning British pic “Pride,” and is soon to be seen in “Macbeth” with Michael Fassbender. Close is soon to be seen in Tim Blake Nelson’s “Anesthesia” and Bjorn Runge’s “The Wife.” She just completed a starring run on Broadway in “A Delicate Balance.”

“The Girl With All the »

- Leo Barraclough

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Watch The Vatican Tapes trailer: An ancient evil is unleashed

18 March 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

An ancient evil is unleashed in a trailer for The Vatican Tapes.

The horror movie depicts a demonic reckoning, thousands of years in the making, manifesting itself in modern times.

Michael Peña and Djimon Hounsou are two faithful priests who are in a race against time to save one innocent woman (Kathleen Robertson) from becoming a pawn in the Devil's grand plan.

The Vatican Tapes is being brought to the screen by director Mark Neveldine, known for his work with Brian Taylor on Crank and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

The film's international cast also includes My Week with Marilyn actor Dougray Scott and Swiss martial artist Daniel Bernhardt.

The Vatican Tapes opens on May 22 in the Us. No UK release date has been set. »

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New Woman In Gold Trailer Features Helen Mirren & Ryan Reynolds

17 March 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch the new trailer for The Weinstein Company’s Woman In Gold – opening April 1st.

Woman In Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family.

Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.

Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

For director Simon Curtis, his introduction to the story of Maria Altmann came through watching a program made for »

- Michelle McCue

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Film4’s Tom Leggett Joins Colin Callender’s Playground

17 March 2015 3:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment continues to strengthen its U.K. team with the executive hire of Tom Leggett as director of development, Playground Television, based in the London office.

Leggett, who was most recently senior development editor at Film4, will be responsible for building the company’s slate and expanding on the recent successes such as “Wolf Hall.” His role will include working with creative talent and broadcasters in the U.K.

Leggett will work alongside managing director of Playground Television Louise Pedersen and creative director Sophie Gardiner.

He worked in development at Element Pictures and in production and acquisitions for the Weinstein Company. His credits at Film4 include “’71’” “The Riot Club,” “High-Rise,” “Mr. Turner” and “12 Years a Slave.” At the Weinstein Company he worked on films including “My Week With Marilyn,” “Submarine” and “The King’s Speech.”

Pedersen said: “The boundaries between film and television are becoming more and more blurred, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Eddie Redmayne Thinks Playing a Transgender Woman Will Be a ‘Unique Experience’

16 March 2015 8:43 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Before last year, Eddie Redmayne's best known roles were supporting parts in Les Miserables and My Week With Marilyn. Now, the British actor has a BAFTA Award, a SAG award, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar to his name.

News: Eddie Redmayne Channels Transgender Pioneer Lili Elbe for New Film

Redmayne, who won over audiences, critics, and voters with the impressive physicality of his portrayal of Als-afflicted physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, is now preparing for another transformative role. The actor is reuniting with Les Miserables director Tom Hooper to play transgender woman Lili Elbe, one of the first recipients of gender reassignment surgery, in the biographical adaptation The Danish Girl.

"I was actually offered The Danish Girl before Hawking," Redmayne told British GQ for his Spring/Summer 2015 cover story. "People go, 'Oh are you doing this transformative thing?' It's not a concerted choice. I think it will be a unique experience »

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Feature film casting call for 7 - 9 year old boy

13 March 2015 10:34 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Feature Film Casting Call From Nina Gold Casting For 7 - 9 Year Old Boy- Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin is a beautifully written account of a young boy growing up in the shadow of his own fame.

Written by Simon Vaughn, Ronald Harwood & Frank Cotterell Boyce and to be directed by Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, Woman In Gold) in the UK Summer 2015.

This is the story of AA Milne, the celebrated children’s author of Winnie The Pooh, and his relationship with his young son, Christopher Robin, who was the unwitting inspiration for one of the most successful children stories ever created.

Set in England, midst World Wars this story focuses entirely around the young Christopher Robin. A painfully lonely little boy, an only child with little to no relationship with his successful socialite parents, who becomes an overnight international star due to the immense success of his father’s books. »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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