11 items from 2014
The actor is currently making waves for his brilliant performance in "Whiplash," just in time for the Academy Awards season. Simmons will be joining previously announced winners, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.
Here's the complete press release:
Palm Springs, CA (November 18, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present J.K. Simmons with the Spotlight Award, Actor at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.
.Throughout his career J.K. Simmons had played a wide range of »
Zoë Saldana doesn't discuss pregnancy rumors in Fashion's August 2014 issue, but she does reveal why she married Marco Perego just months after she broke up with on-and-off boyfriend Bradley Cooper. Saldana and Cooper, who began dating while shooting The Words, broke up before New Year's Eve in 2012. "I was finally able to spend time without being in a relationship, and even though it was a short period of time, it was beautiful. I lost that fear of being alone," Saldana tells the magazine. "It was bliss." The single stunner was seen smooching Perego at a Star Trek Into Darkness afterparty in May. It didn't take long for the pair to realize that they were meant to be. "I met »
Exclusive: Actor, writer, and director Brian Klugman sold his literary-themed directorial debut The Words to CBS Films out of Sundance. Now he’s set his next drama about a writer navigating life and relationships, which he’ll again work in front of and behind the camera. Baby, Baby, Baby tracks the relationship between two mismatched people who try to move past their baggage to make their love work. Klugman stars as a writer of short stories living in La whose mind wanders into fantasy asides starring famous people reflecting the state of his relationship. Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Friday Night Lights) […] »
What a year for Zoe Saldana! The stunning star, who is turning 36 today, has come a long way since making her big screen debut in the dance drama, "Center Stage," which portrayed a group of ballet students training at an academy.Since she danced her way into our hearts, the actress starred in a series of teen movies, including Britney Spears' "Crossroads" and Nick Cannon's 2002 hit "Drumline."Back in 2003, she appeared in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" as Anamaria, a former lover of Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).2009 was a blockbuster year for the brunette beauty's career. Saldana starred in J.J. Abram's remake of "Star Trek" as Communications Officer Uhura. In December 2009, she hit the big screen as Neytiri, an alien warrior, in the 3D sci-fi hit, "Avatar," which would go on to become the world's highest-grossing film. Most recently, Zoe played Rosemary »
- tooFab Staff
Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 9, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Not one of critics’ favorite films of three-time Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone, Any Given Sunday nevertheless clicked with fans, grossing a tidy $75.5 million in theaters and a 74% moviegoer approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Our Disc Dish critics are on the more positive side for the film. While not a favorite, it’s a good one to have in your collection if you’re a fan of Pacino, Stone or definitely football. Even if you’re not into the actors and drama, the game footage is gorgeous.
Rated R, Any Given Sunday stars Al Pacino as Tony D’Amato, head coach for the fictional Miami Sharks football team, who won back-to-back championships four years ago. When the »
Charles Gillibert developed and produced the project with CG Cinema, Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, Film 360’s Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Michael Benaroya, with Ben Sachs executive producing for Benaroya Pictures. The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in October in Chicago and Toronto.
The plot elements are currently under wraps, but it has been described as a sophisticated, heist action/thriller.
International Film Trust, which was co-founded by Benaroya, will be handling foreign sales of the title heading into the summer and the Toronto International Film Festival under the helm of Ift President, Christian De Gallegos. CAA, which arranged financing for the film, will represent domestic rights along with Wme.
Assayas had the English-language »
- Michelle McCue
Millennium Entertainment's CEO Bill Lee announced today that the company has acquired all U.S. rights to James Mottern's (Trucker) crime-thriller God Only Knows starring Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Words), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl, The Judge), Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs, Bad Lieutenant), Toby Jones (The Hunger Games), Kenny Wormald (Footloose), and Slaine (The Town). Written by Emilio Mauro (the upcoming Fox series The Middleman executive produced by Ben Affleck), God Only Knows was produced by Matthew E. Chausse and was shot in Rhode Island and Boston last fall.
Ben Barnes plays Nick, an ambitious young man running with the Boston crime syndicate. Once on the inside he realizes that the glory days of the Mafia are long gone. Behind his boss's (Keitel) back he decides to strike out on his own and expand the business. Seemingly on top of the world with more money than »
Millennium Entertainment's CEO Bill Lee announced today that the company has acquired all U.S. rights to James Mottern's crime-thriller God Only Knows, starring Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Words), Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl," The Judge), Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs, Bad Lieutenant), Toby Jones (The Hunger Games), Kenny Wormald (Footloose), and Slaine (The Town). Written by Emilio Mauro (the upcoming Fox series "The Middleman" executive produced by Ben Affleck), God Only Knows was produced by Matthew Chausse and was shot in Rhode Island and Boston last fall. »
Spending time on stage with the man who was Walter White was not nearly enough Breaking Bad-adjacent action for Michael McKean. He’s just signed on for a co-starring role in the show’s spin-off, Better Call Saul.The series, created and run by Bad boss Vince Gilligan and Saul creative parent Peter Gould, looks to follow the wise-cracking, money-grabbing lawyer as played by Bob Odenkirk. It’ll serve as a prequel, showing what he got up to before (and potentially during) the time that Walter White entered his life.McKean is apparently playing a character called Dr. Thurber, a formerly brilliant lawyer now troubled by a strange affliction. He’s joining Jonathan Banks, who will be breathing new life into grumpy fixer Mike Ehrmantraut in the show, which is scheduled to air in the Us from this November.Aside from theatre duties, where he’s appearing alongside Bryan Cranston in All The Way, »
Daniel Radcliffe has been making bold strides in the years since Harry Potter came to an end, choosing movies that cross a wide array of genres, and his latest choice sounds like another great move, with the actor attached to star in Douglas McGrath’s Brooklyn Bridge.
The film is set to shoot in August, and will be promoted to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin next month.
Inspired by true events, it details the story of a brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father passes away. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, his obsession to get the job done threatens his health and his family until he discovers an improbable ally in his charming and shrewd wife.
McGrath (Emma, I Don’t Know How She Does It) wrote the screenplay from which he’ll direct, »
- Kenji Lloyd
The Solution Entertainment Group will handle international rights to Emmy-Award nominated writer Maya Forbes’ directorial debut Infinitely Polar Bear starring Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are Alright) and Zoe Saldana (Star Trek), it was announced today by The Solution Entertainment Group’s (“The Solution”) founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.
The film will make its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic section. ICM Partners will be handling Us rights.
The film is produced by Emmy-winning Wally Wolodarsky along with Paper Street Films’ Benji Kohn and Bingo Gubelmann (Happythankyoumoreplease) and Park Pictures’ Sam Bisbee and Galt Niederhoffer (Robot & Frank).
The year is 1978, and the Stuart family is struggling to hold it together. »
- Michelle McCue
11 items from 2014
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