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Watch: Bond Is Back In New Trailer For 'Spectre' With Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, And More

21 July 2015 11:59 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the James Bond series has never been healthier, the times have certainly changed for 007. Once content to sip martinis and bed various beauties, all while saving the world, in the modern era, women can no longer be mere window dressing for the secret agent. And in the forthcoming "Spectre," actresses Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, and Stephanie Sigman, all new to the franchise, won't just be sitting idly by. “The women in this film have a very strong position,” Seydoux told USA Today. She plays Bond's love interest, Madeliene Swann, plus she's a doctor to boot. “She's quite unexpected. She’s strong — not like him, but she’s powerful. And they need each other to resolve their problems,” she said about her character. However, jumping into an iconic series brings with it a lot of pressure, but Sigman is happy to embrace it. "That makes me nervous because that’s »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Meet 'Spectre's New Bond Girls, New Trailer Tomorrow

21 July 2015 7:18 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The newest James Bond film, Spectre, features not one, not two, not even three prominent female roles... No, the new film features four women that will be added to the mix with stars such as Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux and, of course, Naomie Harris back as Eve Moneypenny and USA Today has four new images of each in the new film as well as some details on their run-ins with Bond (Daniel Craig) in advance of a new trailer that will be arriving tomorrow at midnight Pacific Time. At the top of this post is Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, a "doctor daughter of an assassin" who comes into contact with Bond at her Austrian clinic. "He comes to find her," Seydoux says, "and she doesn't want anything to do with him." Next is Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, the widow of a murdered Mafioso. "She comes from a man's world, »

- Brad Brevet

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Platino Awards: Latin America, Spain Up Ante on Artistic, Audience Ambition

16 July 2015 1:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At 62.4 million, admissions to local films in Latin America nose-dived a hefty 16.9% on 2013, the European Audiovisual Observatory announced at Cannes.

Yes, Argentina punched a 17.8% national market share, a modern record, thanks to “Wild Tales.” But Brazil’s local movie share plunged to 12.9%, Mexico’s to 10%.

So, as it gathers in Marbella, in Spain’s Andalusia, for the second Platino Awards, will the Ibero-American film industry be in a downbeat mood?

Not really, or certainly not totally. The state of film industries in Spain, Latin America and Portugal – Ibero-America for non map-meisters – is much more cross-grained than that.

Certainly, cultivating local interest in local films remains an imperative concern in Latin America. In contrasting results, Venezuelan films took 14.9% of a rapidly contracting national box office.

With the extraordinary exception of Peru (9.7%), smaller key territories in Latin America — Chile (2.8%), Colombia (4.8%), Uruguay (2.3%) – saw much smaller shares for their films, per Eao stats.

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- John Hopewell

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Canana, O Som e a Furia, Knm Board ‘Zama’ (Exclusive)

8 July 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Completing one of the biggest Latin America- U.S.-Europe co-productions in history, Canana, the Mexico-l.A.-based production house of Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz, has boarded Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama,” one of Latin America’s most awaited and most ambitious movies.

Further – and final – co-producers are Luis Urbano’s O Som e a Furia in Lisbon and Michel Merkt’s Knm.

A partner with Im Global in Mundial, a pioneering Latin America sales company, and with Participant Media in Participant PanAmerica, beyond its own lead productions – “Miss Bala,” “Cesar Chavez,” Cannes 2015 Un Certain Regard player “The Chosen Ones” — Canana has been a key driver of first moves to create a pan-regional Latin American film industry, co-producing milestone recent Latin American co-productions such as Pablo Larrain’s “No” and Pablo Fendrik’s “Ardor.”

“We are thrilled to join such a group of colleagues — all admired »

- John Hopewell

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Spectre featurette – Video blog shows Mexico City footage

15 June 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Spectre featurette: A new video blog shows behind the scenes footage from the shooting of the opening sequence at the Day Of The Dead festival in Mexico City. Spectre featurette

A new Spectre featurette has just been released from the production of the 24th James Bond adventure. The 2-minute promo features a behind-the-scenes look at the film, which is still shooting under the direction of Sam Mendes.

The Mexico set action sequence will have the country’s Day Of The Dead festival as a back drop, and will feature as the elaborate opening scene of the new movie, which opens in the UK and the Us in early November this year.

Sam Mendes said: “I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment. It’s the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there’s colour and detail and life. »

- Paul Heath

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Cannes: Passion, Social Drama Dominate Mexico’s Film Culture

16 May 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Carlos Reygadas’ debut “Japon” burst onto the scene in 2002, it heralded a new generation of bold Mexican filmmakers who racked up awards at key film festivals with ease. Reygadas and his protégé Amat Escalante won the director prize at Cannes in 2012 and 2013, respectively: Reygadas for his polarizing “Post Tenebras Lux” and Escalante for “Heli.”

Since last year, a second wave of Mexican cineastes has emerged, some of whom straddle both auteur and mainstream genres. In contrast to the high-art, radical or minimalist features that have characterized much of the early New Mexican Cinema, these filmmakers are exploring both worlds.

Some credit goes to the relatively new fiscal incentive Eficine 189, which has spurred private investment in film. “Eficine has allowed for more options in general and for more options to try different formats,” says Pablo Cruz of Canana, which lead-produced this year’s Un Certain Regard entry “The Chosen Ones” (Las Elegidas, »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Days of Grace | Review

29 April 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Grace is Gone: Gout’s Aggressive Debut Charts Patterns of Criminality

Don’t let the poetic title fool you, as Everardo Gout’s directorial debut Days of Grace does not document an iota of such virtue. As one character points out, “To live in Mexico is to gamble with your life every day.” Belonging to a growing class of Mexican filmmakers determined to recreate the visceral, dangerous realities of everyday existence, Gout’s work is comparable to names like Gerardo Naranjo and Amat Escalante. Drawing upon three thematically related incidents to filter his exploration of violence, Gout chooses a significant waning period, that of the World Cup. The televised event sees crime rates drop by thirty percent as both sides of the law take a break from the usual rampage. While Gout may not reveal anything surprising, his intention to unnerve and agitate is apparent from the first frame, »

- Nicholas Bell

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First Look at John McDonagh's 'Calvary' Follow-up 'War on Everyone' Flips the Bird

20 April 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Screen Daily delivers the above first look at John Michael McDonagh's upcoming movie War on Everyone starring Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard (replacing Garrett Hedlund) as two corrupt cops in New Mexico who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate an outlaw who is more dangerous than they are. In addition to the photo we also learn filming is underway in New Mexico and the complete cast has been revealed. Joining Pena and Skarsgard are Theo James (Insurgent), Tessa Thompson (Dear White People), Caleb Landry Jones (Antiviral), Paul Reiser (Whiplash), Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala, Spectre) and David Wilmot (Calvary). Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Icon are among the distributors internationally, though no word on a domestic date. Personally I expect this to be another Sony Classics pick-up and I expect we'll »

- Brad Brevet

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Cannes: France’s Arp Acquires Canana’s ‘Chosen’ (Exclusive)

20 April 2015 12:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Taking off the table the only Spanish-language title confirmed to date for Cannes, Arp Selection, one of France’s premier arthouse distributors, has acquired French rights to David Pablos’ “The Chosen Ones” (“Las Elegidas”).

One of 14 Un Certain Regard titles unveiled last Thursday by Thierry Fremaux, “Chosen” is lead-produced by top Mexican production house Canana, founded by Pablo Cruz, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, whose credits include Gerardo Naranjo’s “Miss Bala,” Cary Fukunaga’s “Sin Nombre” and the Luna-directed “Abel” and “Cesar Chavez.”

“The Chosen Ones” is co-produced by Paris-based Manny Films, founded by Philippe Gompel, which also co-produced Pablo Fendrik’s “El Ardor” with Argentina’s Magma Cine, Canana and Brazil’s Bananeira Filmes.

A joint venture of Im Global and Canana, Mundial will handle worldwide sales.

Produced by Cruz and a love story with thriller elements and ethical dilemmas, “The Chosen Ones” turns on 15-year-old, Ulises, »

- John Hopewell

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Sony, Icon join John Michael McDonagh's 'War On Everyone'

20 April 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Divergent star Theo James joins cast as shoot gets underway and first still is revealed.

John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to Calvary, War On Everyone, has rounded out cast and booked some key deals with the shoot now underway in New Mexico.

Divergent star Theo James is the latest young talent to join McDonagh’s black comedy, which has begun principal photography in Albuquerque.

Michael Peña (Fury), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) and James are starring in the story of two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path…until they intimidate someone who is seemingly more dangerous than they are. Or is he?

Joining in supporting roles are Tessa Thompson (Dear White People), Caleb Landry Jones (X Men: First Class), Paul Reiser (Whiplash), Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala) and David Wilmot (The Guard).

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Icon are among distributors to have swooped on rights to the »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Sony joins John Michael McDonagh's 'War On Everyone'

20 April 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Divergent star Theo James joins cast as shoot gets underway.

John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to Calvary, War On Everyone, has rounded out cast and booked some key deals with the shoot now underway in New Mexico.

Divergent star Theo James is the latest young talent to join McDonagh’s black comedy, which has begun principal photography in Albuquerque.

Michael Peña (Fury), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) and James are starring in the story of two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path…until they intimidate someone who is seemingly more dangerous than they are. Or is he?

Joining in supporting roles are Tessa Thompson (Dear White People), Caleb Landry Jones (X Men: First Class), Paul Reiser (Whiplash), Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala) and David Wilmot (The Guard).

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Icon are among distributors to have swooped on rights to the anticipated title sold by »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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'Spectre' in Mexico City: What We Know About the James Bond Movie's Opening Scene

27 March 2015 4:50 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Earlier today, as the world anxiously awaited the premiere of the teaser trailer for "Spectre," the latest James Bond adventure (once again starring Daniel Craig as 007), we were on the set of the film in Mexico City, watching them film the movie's dramatic opening sequence and chatting with various members of the crew. This sequence obviously didn't make it into the teaser, which was weirdly action-free, but it did give us a hint at what's to come from this spy thriller.

Mexico is a location that the James Bond franchise has utilized plenty of times before, most recently in the mostly forgotten Craig entry "Quantum of Solace" and the hotel where part of this action sequence takes place, the Gran Hotel de Mexico, had already been used in a 007 movie -- the even-more-forgotten Timothy Dalton joint "The Living Daylights," way back in 1987 (no, I don't remember that one either).

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- Drew Taylor

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And the Cannes line-up is…?

26 March 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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.

Official teaser announcements have started to roll this week, led by the confirmation on Wednesday that George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road would premiere in an Out of Competition screening on May 14.

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 »

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New Spectre Poster Lands Online

17 March 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Bond 24 - Aka Spectre - is into the third act of its shoot, after stints at Pinewood, Rome and the Austrian Alps, but it's marketing is still in the fancy opening credits phase. Today 007 is showing a little more leg - well, ankle, really - with a new Live And Let Die-alike quad poster. Home in on the image below to take a closer look. So what to glean? That Daniel Craig has been shopping at Archer's knitwear supplier - marvel at that suave combat-ready tactleneck - and that the steely-eyed spy has been reunited with his trusty Walther Ppk.What know about Spectre so far is the following: “A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. »

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First Poster For Latest Bond Movie 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig

17 March 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With the last couple days involving swirling controversy around the "Spectre" production and the approximately $20 million dollars in incentives the production accepted to shoot in Mexico in exchange for reportedly making script tweaks so as not to harm the country's image, while also hiring a Mexican actress to be a Bond girl (filled in by recently announced "Miss Bala" star Stephanie Sigman), the timing of the film's first poster is curious. Perhaps Sony is hoping its appearance might deflect from that controversy — for instance, the first "Skyfall" poster was released in May 2012, six months before the movie hit theaters in November. But then again, the stakes are pretty high for this movie, with the $1 billion bar of its predecessor one to beat. Anyway, the first one sheet is here and Daniel Craig is getting his blue steel on. Here's the official synopsis: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New James Bond Movie, 'Spectre', Gets a $20 Million Rewrite at Mexican Government's Request

16 March 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It was recently announced Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala) had been added to the cast of the upcoming James Bond movie, Spectre. Casting reports referred to Sigman as the first Mexican "Bond girl", a character named Estrella, but a story at Tax Analysts brings word the casting was part of a much bigger story. Once emails leaked out of Sony last year, it was revealed the budget on Spectre was upwards of $300 million, and Jonathan Glickman, president of MGM's motion picture group, was looking for ways to shave money from said budget. Tax incentives are one such way and the production has, more-or-less, secured a $20 million tax credit courtesy of the Mexican government. What forc Well... Note: There are some story spoilers in the following, all of which from the film's opening scene. To fill the role of Estrella, a woman whose hotel room Bond uses to begin his hunt for an assassin named Sciarra, »

- Brad Brevet

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Mexico Pays Spectre $20 Million to Rewrite Script

15 March 2015 3:47 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Mexico has become known more for drugs, corruption and violence than for anything else. In fact, the war on drugs has claimed more than 100,000 lives since 2006, drastically hurting tourism. Now comes word that the country has made deal with MGM and Sony, offering up to $20 million in incentives for the studios to rewrite their James Bond film "Spectre" in order to depict positive aspects of Mexico. Part of the deal is for the film to portray "modern Mexico City buildings," not to cast a Mexican to play the villain, to make an international ambassador the target of an assassination rather than a Mexico City mayor, to depict the Mexican police as a "special force," and to cast a Mexican actress as Bond girl. Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman was hired as the film's Bond girl, even though she's best known for her role in "Miss Bala," which is set in Mexico's criminal underworld. »

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Stephanie Sigman Joins James Bond Film ‘Spectre’

10 March 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spectre” has cast another Bond girl.

Stephanie Sigman has joined Daniel Craig in the upcoming James Bond film. She joins fellow Bond girls Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, as well as Christoph Waltz and David Bautista.

The pic is currently filming in Europe with Sam Mendes directing. John Logan penned the script.

No plot details have been released yet. “Spectre” is set to bow on Nov. 6.

Sigman’s casting marks the first Mexican Bond girl to be featured in the franchise’s 50 year history.

Sigman’s past credits include “Miss Bala” and he was also recently seen in “Pioneer.” Other credits include appearances on FX’s “The Bridge” as well as the Netflix series “Narcos.”

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- Justin Kroll

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Miss Bala’s Stephanie Sigman Is Spectre’s Third Bond Girl

10 March 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Daniel Craig’s 007 is one lucky guy. In this November’s Spectre, the British spy will be trying out his terrible yet seductive one-liners on the likes of Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux, but today brings news that a third Bond girl has entered the picture: Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman.

The star, who previously toplined Mexico’s 2011 Oscars foreign language submission, Miss Bala, and Norwegian thriller Pioneer, was announced to be playing the role of Estrella via the James Bond 007 Facebook page.

Though Sigman, who’ll appear in Netflix’s upcoming Narcos and also had a role of FX’s departed The Bridge, is on the rise, she’s still less known than Bellucci or Seydoux, leading to speculation that her character is a dead woman walking. One Facebook commenter was quick to question whether she’ll be a “sacrificial lamb,” in the spirit of Shirley Easton’s Jill Masterston »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Stephanie Sigman joins Spectre as Bond girl Estrella

10 March 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The official 007 Twitter account has revealed that the currently-in-production Spectre has added another Bond girl to its cast, with Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala, The Bridge) announced as portraying the character of Estrella…

Spectre is set for release in the UK on October 23rd 2015 in the UK and November 6th 2015 in the States. The film sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, alongside franchise newcomers Andrew Scott (Pride) as Denbigh, Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour) as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) as Lucia Sciarra, Stephanie Sigman (The Bridge) as Estrella and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as Oberhauser.

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- Gary Collinson

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