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The debut feature from writer-director Ruth Borgobello is in pre-production and the shoot will start in northern Italy on May 7
Flavio Parenti (To Rome with Love, I am Love ) is the lead, Marco, a 35-year-old who has a dispiriting job as a factory worker in Udine despite his skill as a chef amid the deepening economic crisis in Italy.
He passes his time in an empty relationship and after his best friend Claudio is killed in a car accident he tries to keep Claudio.s struggling bookshop business alive. Then he encounters Olivia, an aspiring furniture designer who is visiting Italy, the land of her father and grandparents.
- Don Groves
A small delegation from Cinecittà Studios toured Los Angeles this week to promote the revised Italian tax credit to Hollywood studios and production companies.
CEO Giuseppe Basso and Cristina Giubbetti, sales manager international productions, were touting key changes that among other things allow Cinecittà Studios to act as an Italian production service company.
The change means the 78-year-old Rome institution has shifted its position to not only provide a range of studio amenities and advisory services but can now pay and process local expenses and guarantee rapid reimbursement.
Revisions to the national 25% tax credit also set up a Euro 10m cap per production company – no longer per project.
“We asked the government in the past few years to allow us to be competitive with the UK system and other countries,” Basso told Screen. “Today we can say we have something very similar.”
“This new incentive allows [foreign productions] to shoot their entire movies in Italy,” said Giubbetti »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Gazing into the crystal ball, Screen rounds up its Cannes predictions.
With the unveiling of Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection now exactly three weeks away buzz over the titles that Thierry Fremaux and his team will select for the 68th edition is hitting fever pitch.
Earlier the week, Cannes unveiled its poster featuring Ingrid Bergman to mark the centenary of the late big screen’s birth and it was announced that Stig Bjorkman’s documentary Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words would show in Cannes Classics as part of the commemorations.
For the rest of the Official Selection, except perhaps the opening film which is traditionally revealed in advance, Cannes watchers will have to wait for the announcement press conference in Paris on April »
Untitled Woody Allen Movie: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis will star in the next movie from writer-director Woody Allen. As usual with his films, nothing is known about the project at this point. Eisenberg previously worked with Allen on To Rome With Love and teamed with Stewart on Adventureland (above) and the upcoming American Ultra. [Empire] The Free State of Jones: Matthew McConaughey is featured in the first official photo from The Free State of Jones. He stars as a soldier in the Civil War who fights for the Confederacy until he becomes disillusioned, leaves the battlefield, and sets up shop in Mississippi. Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Mahershala Ali also star; Gary Ross is directing the movie, which is set for...
- Peter Martin
Deadline has exclusively revealed that they have been given word on which actors have joined Woody Allen’s next film.
While still officially unconfirmed, the site is reporting that Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Jesse Eisenberg (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria) are set to lead his latest ensemble.
This will be the second time Eisenberg has featured in a Woody Allen film after working with the director on To Rome With Love in 2012, as well as his second collaboration with Stewart after 2009’s Adventureland.
- Scott J. Davis
She’s been garnering critics’ praise, becoming the first American actress to win the Cesar Award for her role in Clouds Of Sils Maria. And now it seems Kristen Stewart’s credibility with Europeans is going to skyrocket, thanks to the news she’s been cast in metropolitan master Woody Allen’s next film.
The untitled entry reunites her with Adventureland co-star Jesse Eisenberg, and also sees Bruce Willis in the mix. Eisenberg worked for Allen on To Rome With Love, but Stewart and Willis are new to his neurotic universe. The director’s team are notoriously tight-lipped, so the script could be a comedy or a drama. The way Allen flits about in time also means the cast could end up in anything from period dress to Tommy Hilfiger.
- Steve Palace
Untitled Woody Allen Movie: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Bruce Willis will star in the next movie from writer-director Woody Allen. As usual with his films, nothing is known about the project at this point. Eisenberg previously worked with Allen on To Rome with Love and teamed with Stewart on Adventureland (above) and the upcoming American Ultra. [Empire] The Free State of Jones: Matthew McConaughey is featured in the first official photo...
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Woody Allen's newest project may be in its very early stages, but it already has a star-studded cast attached. The director's camp confirms to E! News that his upcoming film will star Kristen Stewart, Bruce Willis and Jesse Eisenberg. This will be the first Allen film for K.Stew and Willis, and the second for her Adventureland co-star, Eisenberg, who starred in his 2012 comedy To Rome with Love. Unfortunately, that's all the information we get for now, because that's how it is with Woody Allen movies. No plot details for the untitled movie have been released as of yet, but Deadline, who first reported on the casting, says Allen's flick will be produced by his usual collaborators Letty »
The duo will be directed alongside Bruce Willis in the Academy Award-winning filmmaker's 2016 film project if final negotiations are completed.
No storyline details have been announced for the untitled movie yet.
Stewart recently became the first American actress to win a French Cesar Award for her performance in Clouds of Sils Maria.
Allen's forthcoming Irrational Man is scheduled to premiere late in the year. Joaquin Phoenix has the lead role in the movie as a university professor who begins a torrid love affair with a student (Emma Stone).
Allen is also »
It will be an Adventureland reunion in Woody Allen's next movie as the 79-year-old writer/director has set Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart to star in his next, next film, along with Bruce Willis rounding out the first batch of casting. As always, the pic does not have a title and no early word on a plot, but these are three names that don't necessarily come as a surprise. This is the second go-round with Allen for Eisenberg after To Rome with Love back in 2012 and the first time for both Stewart and Willis, though I think Allen just might provide some great material to allow Stewart to shine. Willis will likely step into a role similar to the two played by Alec Baldwin in the recent past. As for Allen, he's lining 'em up fast and furious. He's got Irrational Man later this year, not to forget the »
- Brad Brevet
In addition to his own Amazon series, Woody Allen has yet another film in the works, and it just got an all-star cast. Deadline reports that Allen has cast Kristen Stewart, Bruce Willis, and Jesse Eisenberg in his untitled 2016 film. Eisenberg previously starred in Allen's To Rome With Love, while Stewart and Willis will make their Woody Allen debuts. Like pretty much everything about Allen's life, details of the film are shrouded in secrecy, meaning there's no title or plot or a single shred of evidence a script even exists. Allen's upcoming film Irrational Man will star Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone in a student-teacher relationship. It opens July 24. »
- Dee Lockett
Along with Quentin Tarantino, New York filmmaker Woody Allen is responsible for reigniting the careers of many actors with his quirky, neurotic brand of dramedy. The prolific writer-director has churned out one feature a year for decades, each honing in on a particular aspect of the human condition brought to life through his talent-packed ensembles. While at times his output veers wildly from critical smash to critical flop, that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to attract a wealth of Hollywood big hitters.
Now, his stellar track record for A-listers looks to continues with his next flick, which will boast Bruce Willis, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart as part of its starry line-up. Specific details of the movie are being kept strictly under wraps, with only producer credits being revealed. Allen’s long-serving team of producers, Letty Arsonson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson, will reprise their familiar roles alongside the helmer, »
- Gem Seddon
American Ultra stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will be reunited later this year in another project: Woody Allen's next as yet untitled feature. Bruce Willis is the third cast member whose name has been publicly announced. The source for this information is an "exclusive" report via Deadline.com's Mike Fleming Jr. So far, as Fleming explains in his brief piece, Woody Allen and "his people" haven't confirmed the casting. In other words, things could change in the not-too-distant future. See also: Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt Movie Project, also featuring Laura Dern and Michelle Williams. Unsurprisingly, no plot details about the upcoming Woody Allen project have been forthcoming. In fact, one wonders if Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis – in case they have indeed joined the fold – know what the movie is going to be about. Allen's latest collaborators – Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson – will be producing the film. »
- Zac Gille
We would've thought that Woody Allen's venture into streaming with his series at Amazon might've stopped his one-movie-per-year streak in 2016. We were wrong. The director is already putting together his next feature, and as always, the stars are lining up. "Adventureland" duo Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, who recently teamed up again on the forthcoming "American Ultra," are once again joining forces for Allen's next flick. Also aboard is Bruce Willis. As always, the plot, title, and story details are being kept under wraps. It will be Eisenberg's second time working with Allen (following "To Rome With Love"), but Stewart and Willis' first go round working with the legend. That's all the info for now. Allen's next flick "Irrational Man" starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone opens on July 24th. [Deadline]
- Kevin Jagernauth
We would've thought that Woody Allen's venture into streaming with his series at Amazon might've stopped his one-movie-per-year streak in 2016. We were wrong. The director is already putting together his next feature, and as always, the stars are lining up. "Adventureland" duo Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, who recently teamed up again on the forthcoming "American Ultra," are once again joining forces for Allen's next flick. Also aboard is Bruce Willis. As always, the plot, title, and story details are being kept under wraps. It will be Eisenberg's second time working with Allen (following "To Rome With Love"), but Stewart and Willis' first go round working with the legend. That's all the info for now. Allen's next flick "Irrational Man" starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone opens on July 24th. [Deadline] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It’s that time again: even as Woody Allen prepares to launch his current film – now called Irrational Man – he has one eye on the movie he’ll make this summer. Deadline is reporting that Jesse Eisenberg, Bruce Willis and Kristen Stewart are on board. As usual for an Allen films, nothing has been revealed about the title or the plot. What can we tell you? Expect the standard credits font, and the jazzy soundtrack, but we’ll wait and see whether he’s still preferring to shoot in Europe (as recently with Magic In The Moonlight), headed back to the States (ditto, Blue Jasmine) or going elsewhere. Could this be the first Woody Allen production set on the moon?Assuming both Eisenberg (who worked on To Rome With Love for the director) and Stewart sign on, it will mark the third team-up for the pair after Adventureland and the upcoming American Ultra. »
Following on from last night’s poster and images [see here], Warner Bros. has now dropped the first trailer for Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which sees Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) leading a cast that includes Hugh Grant (About a Boy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Luca Calvani (When In Rome) and Simona Caparrini (To Rome with Love).
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the »
- Gary Collinson
With a first trailer set to arrive in the next few hours, Warner Bros. has released a first poster and new batch of images for The Man from U.N.C.L.E., director Guy Ritchie’s big screen adaptation of the classic television series, which stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger)…
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe. »
- Gary Collinson
Everyone knows Woody Allen. At least, everyone thinks they know Woody Allen. His plumage is easily identifiable: horn-rimmed glasses, baggy suit, wispy hair, kvetching demeanor, ironic sense of humor, acute fear of death. As is his habitat: New York City, though recently he has flown as far afield as London, Barcelona, and Paris. His likes are well known: Bergman, Dostoevsky, New Orleans jazz. So too his dislikes: spiders, cars, nature, Wagner records, the entire city of Los Angeles. Whether or not these traits represent the true Allen, who’s to say? It is impossible to tell, with Allen, where cinema ends and life begins, an obfuscation he readily encourages. In the late nineteen-seventies, disillusioned with the comedic success he’d found making such films as Sleeper (1973), Love and Death (1975), and Annie Hall (1977), he turned for darker territory with Stardust Memories (1980), a film in which, none too surprisingly, he plays a »
- Graham Daseler
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