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Yet Another Poster For Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

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The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan. The cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike”), Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”), Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married”), John Lithgow (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Casey Affleck (“Gone Baby Gone”), David Gyasi (“Cloud Atlas”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”) Timothée Chalamet (TV’s “Homeland”), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3”), David Oyelowo (“Jack Reacher”), Ellen Burstyn (“The Exorcist”), and Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”.The film will be released in IMAX® and 35mm theaters »

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Colin Farrell confirms True Detective season 2 role

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Back in July it was reported that Colin Farrell had entered talks with HBO about joining the cast of True Detective for its second season, and now the actor has confirmed his involvement with the critically acclaimed show during an interview with Irish newspaper Sunday World.

“I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited. I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids.”

Other names reportedly in the frame for roles in the second season of True Detective include Taylor Kitsch (Battleship), Vince Vaughn (Delivery Man), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Rachel McAdams (About Time), Brit Marling (The Keeping Room), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Jaimie Alexander »

- Gary Collinson

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Peter Kujawski lands Upip role

19 September 2014 1:34 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Peter Kujawski has been promoted from evp of worldwide acquisitions at Universal Pictures to the new role of managing director of Universal Pictures International Productions.

Kujawski will oversee teams in Los Angeles and London and assumes oversight of expanding the studio’s international footprint through local production, financing partnerships and acquisitions in emerging markets.

He will continue to acquire English-language films for the studio on a worldwide basis and liaise with stablemates Focus Features, Universal Pictures International Entertainment and the NBCU International Television Distribution group. 

The widely admired executive played a key role in acquiring select territories on Boyhood and has also made prescient calls on Zero Dark Thirty and The Wolf Of Wall Street.

The move comes several months after a restructure at the studio’s international operations led to the departure of head of international David Kosse, who has since taken the top job at Film4. Screendaily understands a replacement for Kosse will be announced »

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Peter Kujawski Named Managing Director Of Universal Pictures Int’l Productions

19 September 2014 1:27 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Peter Kujawski is moving from Evp Worldwide Acquisitions at Universal Pictures to a newly created position. He’ll become Managing Director of Universal Pictures International Productions, the division that expands the studio’s overseas presence through local production, financing partnerships, acquisitions in emerging markets and the acquisition of English-language films for the studio on a worldwide basis. Kujawski will continue to report to Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley. The appointment is part of an ongoing executive restructure of the international business, which has had great success under the stewardship of David Kosse.

It was announced in April that the position of head of international theatrical operations would be relocated from London to Los Angeles, but no executive was named at the time. Kosse, the well-respected 10-year Universal veteran, opted to remain in London rather than head to the West Coast and is exiting the studio on October 1 to become Director of Film4 the following month. »

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Universal Promotes Peter Kujawski to Expand International Presence

19 September 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has promoted Peter Kujawski to the newly created role as managing director of Universal Pictures International Productions.

The studio touted the move as part of its efforts to expand its overseas operations. The exec has been part of efforts to acquire international rights to “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Boyhood” since coming on board in 2011.

Kujawski, who currently serves as exec VP of worldwide acquisitions for Universal Pictures, will be responsible for expanding the studio’s international presence through local production, financing partnerships and acquisitions in emerging markets.

He will continue to acquire English language films for the studio on a worldwide basis and he’ll continue to report to Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley.

“The international theatrical production and acquisition space is an incredibly important growth area for Universal and Peter is the right person to lead our efforts,” Langley said. “He has »

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Craig Ferguson Names His Worst Guest Ever

19 September 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Andy Cohen's "Plead the Fifth" game on "Watch What Happens Live!" is pretty ingenious. Celebrities who are normally guarded throw their hands in the air and say, "Well! The rules say I have to be honest!" and just go with it. On the late-night Bravo show, Craig Ferguson opened up about his talk show (which will soon be hosted by Tony winner James Corden) and selected the worst guest he's ever had. All I can say is I believe it. I can't think of a single occasion when that woman has ever not seemed antisocial. Yes, that's a double negative and I don't care if it hurts you. And hey, look! That's our queen of award season Jessica Chastain. The time is now to avenge that ridiculous "Zero Dark Thirty" Oscar snub.   (Via Splitsider) »

- Louis Virtel

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What's Behind Hollywood's Renewed Interest in Political Movies

19 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Sept. 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. If a story plays for free on CNN, audiences won't pay to see it in a theater. This was the mind-set behind Hollywood's aversion to politically minded movies following a string of box-office misfires such as Rendition, In the Valley of Elah, Green Zone and even the Oscar-winning but low-grossing The Hurt Locker. But these days, political movies are back. Thanks to Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden thriller Zero Dark Thirty ($133 million worldwide), a dozen or so ripped-from-the-headlines films are

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- Tatiana Siegel

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Larry Ellison Steps Down as CEO of Oracle

18 September 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Multibillionaire Larry Ellison said Thursday he has stepped down as CEO of Oracle, the software company he co-founded more than three decades ago. Ellison, whose children are prominent filmmakers, will remain with the company as executive chairman and chief technology officer while Mark Hurd and Safra Catz will each become CEO. Jeff Henley, Oracle's chairman, will become vice chairman. Ellison, worth some $50 billion, is the fifth-richest person in the world. His daughter, Megan, founded Annapurna Pictures, known for films like Zero Dark Thirty and American Hustle; his son, David, is CEO of Skydance Productions, a co-producer of

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Review: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

18 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

What happens when a director makes two movies from different viewpoints using the same plotline, then compiles them into one project? Director Ned Benson made two versions of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby -- one from the viewpoint of Conor (Him) and one from Eleanor's point of view (Her). If, as I did, you expect the compilation of the two films (Them) to include these differing takes, sorry to say that is not the case.

Instead of the experimental feeling the trailer hints at, the film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them shares similarities with other grief-filled indie relationship dramas (Rabbit Hole and Rachel Getting Married specifically come to mind). What sets it slightly apart is the rhythm of this couple's tragic story and the intensity of the actors' performances.

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) plays the Eleanor Rigby of the title, holing up in her parents' house after a failed suicide attempt. »

- Elizabeth Stoddard

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Interstellar: Matthew McConaughey's 'Cooper" Covers Empire Magazine

16 September 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  Empire have also debuted the new one-sheet, which features the same image:   The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan. The cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike”), Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”), Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married”), John Lithgow (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Casey Affleck (“Gone Baby Gone”), David Gyasi (“Cloud Atlas”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”) Timothée Chalamet (TV’s “Homeland”), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3”), David Oyelowo (“Jack Reacher”), Ellen Burstyn (“The Exorcist”), and Michael Caine (“The Cider »

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The Punisher cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier?

14 September 2014 1:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While at a DVD and Blu-ray signing at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, California for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Russo Brothers were on hand to answer questions from fans who all came in a variety of cosplay.

When asked by Coming Soon about cameos in the movie, the Russos talked about a particular truck that may be driven by a Marvel Universe vigilante who could be getting their own One-Shot down the line. According to the brothers, when Nick Fury is being attacked in the streets, a yellow Penske truck slams into his attackers and then later on in the movie, when Agent Sitwell is thrown into traffic, he is hit by the very same Penske truck. They then gave a very tongue in cheek response to indicate this person may be someone we recognise…

“The man who drives that truck is very highly trained,” joked Joe Russo. “He thinks on his own terms. »

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Tiff 2014: Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’ is a cogent, entertaining commentary on an isolated hell and the power of information

13 September 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Rosewater

Written for the screen and directed by Jon Stewart

USA, 2014

Rosewater, the directorial debut of The Daily Show host and stand-up comedian Jon Stewart, is a modest retelling of one man’s prolonged imprisonment for honestly reporting about Iran. It’s an engaging exercise about political transparency made possible by the modern media that’s obviously close to Stewart’s heart. This is serious content interlaced with sporadic interludes of comedy that in Stewart’s hands sails smoothly along without seeming inappropriate or misplaced.

The amiable journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal) falls into the role of responsible witness while filming protests that turn deadly following the questionable re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the President of Iran. Bahari spending time with citizens who oppose Ahmadinejad to get a broader perspective for his writing, forwarding the bloody protest video to media outlets, and taping a silly interview for The Daily Show »

- Lane Scarberry

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Brian Grazer Shares Career Tips With French Producers at Deauville Fest

13 September 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While in Deauville to receive an homage and present his James Brown biopic “Get on Up,” Hollywood producer Brian Grazer shared thoughts and wise advice on moviemaking with French producers during a discussion hosted by the PGA, the French Producers Guild (Apc), the Ile de France Film Commission, and backed by Variety. Grazer, who was in an upbeat mood, spoke candidly about the business before a captive audience of local producers. His latest movie,”Get on Up,” directed by Tate Taylor, will come out in France on Sept. 24.

Here are some highlights from this conversation:

What drives your inspiration as a producer? What do you look for in a story? 

Many of the movies that I’ve produced have a common denominator: They’re usually about self-worth and they’re often about men who have drive and talent but are emotionally handicaped and they have to solve or work to »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Video: Jessica Chastain Briefly Discusses Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

12 September 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

THR caught up with Chastain at the Toronto International Film Festival, and asked her about her role in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Although her character is rumoured to be the grown up daughter of Matthew McConaughey's space-fairing lead, since that still hasn't been confirmed she plays coy with specifics -- simply stating that although she's "not a huge part" of the film, she does have a "great role". The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan. The cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike”), Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”), Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Bill Irwin »

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Chris Pratt Shares His First-Ever Headshot -- And It's Hilariously Hot!

12 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Hello, "Douchemaster McChest" ... his words, not ours. Chris Pratt took to Twitter on Thursday to share his first-ever headshot from 2000 -- and it's definitely a different look for the hunky actor.In the pic, a then 21-year-old Pratt is sporting an unbuttoned white Polo shirt and bleached blond hair as he smolders at the camera.The 35-year-old "Guardians of the Galaxy" star was well aware of the cheesiness factor, writing, "The name's Douchemaster McChest ... You're welcome."While the actor may look like your average pretty boy in the vintage snap, this seems to be taken around the same time he lived in a van in Maui before he made it in Hollywood.Pratt moved to Hawaii at age 19, having dropped out of college after one semester and taking up a friend’s offer of a one-way to ticket to the island. 'It’s a pretty awesome place to be homeless, »

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Xavier Dolan’s ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’ casts Jessica Chastain

11 September 2014 5:42 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Coming off the acclaim at Toronto for two films, the Cannes darling Mommy and his starring vehicle Elephant Song, actor and filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s next film will mark his English language debut.

Joining his cast is none other than Jessica Chastain, herself having risen to prominence over the past few years, with her 2011 features The Tree of Life and Take Shelter followed by roles in films such as Zero Dark Thirty, Mama, and the upcoming features A Most Violent Year and Crimson Peak.

The film itself, titled The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, revolves around an American movie star who secretly corresponds with an 11-year-old in England, and Chastain will be playing the editor-in-chief of a gossip magazine. Chastain can be seen next in theatres in the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar, while Xavier Dolan’s Mommy will be opening in wide release in Canada later this month, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Chris Pratt to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ Premiere; Bill Murray to Follow?

10 September 2014 9:52 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Saturday Night Live‘s 40th season is set to kick off on September 27th, and while we still don’t know for certain how the show will replace the legendary Don Pardo, whether there will be additions to the cast (last year’s freshman class was announced less than two weeks prior to the premiere) or more subtractions (we never did hear if Mike O’Brien survived the show’s mid-summer purge), we do know now that Chris Pratt will host the season premiere.

A lovable side-player on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Pratt’s star has been on the rise thanks to appearances in Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty and most importantly, Guardians of the Galaxy. In light ...

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Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy bring Eleanor Rigby to life

10 September 2014 4:09 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

James McAvoy says that when he showed up to work on The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, he didn't realize the film would be broken up into two perspectives - a husband and a wife's version of how tragedy affects the trajectory of a relationship.

"We started rehearsing and I've got my hard copy of the script," said McAvoy, seated with Jessica Chastainduring a recent interview. "My hard copy was incredibly thick, so I thought, 'That's strange. They must be using both sides of the paper.' Then we started and I thought, 'This thing's massive.' ... And then we started the read-through and I realized ..."

"Perhaps your agent should've told you!" laughed Chastain.

"Nobody really told me. ... I don't think she knew," argued McAvoy.

"She knew! She's at the same agency as (director) Ned (Benson)!" cried Chastain, still laughing.

So, there are various perspectives to a story - and that's the point of Eleanor Rigby. »

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Jessica Chastain Talks Miss Julie, Director Liv Ullman, What Al Pacino Taught Her Making Salome, and Her Reaction After Watching Crimson Peak

10 September 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Over the last few years Jessica Chastain has demonstrated again and again that she's one of the best actors working in Hollywood.  Whether it be hunting down Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty, playing the wife of a man plagued by apocalyptic visions in Take Shelter, or putting on fifteen pounds to play the outcast Celia Foote in The Help, Chastain is always fearless and believable on screen.  In her latest movie, Miss Julie, a film adaptation of August Strindberg's famous 19th Century play being directed by Liv Ullmann, Chastain plays an aristocratic woman who strikes up a relationship with her father's valet (Colin Farrell).  The film explores issues of power through the lenses of social class, gender, and family.  Unlike most modern movies, Miss Julie is deliberately paced and takes its time exploring the characters through long scenes filled with dialogue and emotion.  Those who choose to »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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'The Imitation Game' (2014) Movie Review

9 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Beyond the professional accomplishments of Alan Turing depicted within the narrative of The Imitation Game, it's the way the film deals with his homosexuality, in a time where homosexuality was illegal in Britain, that makes it much more than your standard biopic. With a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book "Alan Turing: The Enigma", director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) balances multiple timelines with precision, bouncing from Turing's childhood in the late '20s, to code cracking Germany's Enigma code during World War II and finally where the story begins, 1952, as Turing falls under the questioning eye of a police detective. Using these three narratives, Tyldum grants us access to specific turning points in Turing's life with Benedict Cumberbatch inhabiting the genius mathematician and cryptographer with what may be the best performance of his career. In a film entrenched in secrets, Cumberbatch is forced to play things close to the vest, »

- Brad Brevet

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