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Emma Watson has said it before and she'll say it again—there's sexism in Hollywood and it needs to stop. The Regression actress revealed to The Guardian that when it comes to the dynamics between men and women in the film industry, the numbers are far off balance. "I have experienced sexism in that I have been directed by male directors 17 times and only twice by women," Watson said of her career thus far working on the Harry Potter franchise, as well as My Week with Marilyn and Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring. "Of the producers I've worked with, 13 have been male and only one has been a woman." These numbers come in addition to the already bleak »
One of the members of the “Bling Ring” is once again in legal hot water. Nicholas Prugo, who was convicted as part of the infamous group that engaged in a burglary spree that reportedly victimized Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom and Lindsay Lohan, has been charged with stalking and soliciting a rape, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Edward Feinstein has also been charged in the case. Also Read: 'The Bling Ring': What the Critics Thought About Sofia Coppola's Take on the Culture-Obsessed Valley Girls Prugo and Feinstein are accused of scheming to harass »
- Tim Kenneally
Emma Watson continues her indie streak with her new film Colonia, premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival. Post Harry Potter, the actress has found success with supporting roles in films such as My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Noah, and The Bling Ring. Colonia sees one of her first starring roles before she stuns audiences with the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast set to come out next year. In Colonia, Watson stars alongside Daniel Bruhl (Rush, Inglorious Basterds) as a woman who joins a cult in order to get her boyfriend back.
It’s more serious fare than we’ve seen Emma tackle, but the talented actress promises a strong performance based on the trailer. The period piece sets Watson and Bruhl in 1973 Chile, finding themselves trapped in a murderous crackdown against the Chilean president. It’s heavy stuff, and we are »
For someone who flirted with the idea of retiring from acting once “Harry Potter” was over, Emma Watson’s been building quite the interesting career since. She first showed her non-Hermione potential in “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower,” and since then has built up an impressive resume, working with Sofia Coppola on “The Bling Ring,” Seth Rogen on “This Is The End,” Darren Aronofsky on “Noah,” and coming up, Bill Condon on “Beauty & The Beast” and James Ponsoldt in “The Circle.” Read More: Tiff Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More More imminently from the young actress is a film that just premiered at Tiff, “Colonia.” From German director Florian Gallenberger, it’s set in 1974 Chile in the midst of Augusto Pinochet’s coup, and sees Watson as a flight attendant who infiltrates a sect »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Society has long been obsessed with everything related to the shady world of criminal activity. So, it’s no surprise that scores of movies have been made about real-life criminals, bringing tales of murder, mystery and corruption to the big screen.
This week, another real criminal will become immortalized via film with Black Mass. Johnny Depp plays the notorious Whitey Bulger, the Boston criminal who teamed up with the FBI to take down a Mafia family. Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Dakota Johnson also star.
This isn’t Depp’s first time playing a criminal on-screen, as he’s portrayed George Jung, Donnie Brasco and John Dillinger throughout the years.
We’ve created a quiz that will test your knowledge on actual criminals on film, and it features everyone from Bonnie and Clyde to the kids of The Bling Ring. There’s no shortage of thrilling crime movies based on true stories, »
- Amanda Wood
To mark the release of Girlhood on 7th September, we’ve been given 3 movie bundles including Girldhood on DVD, along with A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Grand Central, The Bling Ring, Rust and Bone, Mood Indigo and Tomboy on Blu-ray to give away. Girlhood tells the story of a young girl oppressed by
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Since directing the teenage thieving romp The Bling Ring, director Sofia Coppola has been pretty low key on the filmmaking front. While she was initially slated to direct an adaptation of The Little Mermaid at Universal, she fell away from the project back in June this summer. And the only definitely project she has coming […]
- Ethan Anderton
It has been a couple of years since Coppola directed 2013’s The Bling Ring, although she has been behind the camera since with the upcoming Bill Murray Christmas special A Very Murray Christmas for Netflix, which is set to be released in December. And while Dunst was a little vague on the full details on their next project, she did confirm it is in the works, saying “There’s also talk of a third film with Sofia Coppola in 2016.”
No details on which project the duo will re-team for, but it could be Fairyland, an adaptation of the memoirs of Alysia Abbott, called Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father. Their previous collaborations were 1999’s The Virgin Suicides and 2005’s Marie Antoinette.
Dunst can »
- Scott J. Davis
A few years have passed since Sofia Coppola's last film, the celebrity obsessed youth bauble "The Bling Ring," and things have been mostly quiet for the filmmaker. She's got the upcoming Netflix Christmas special starring Bill Murray, however the biggest chatter Coppola might've received was regarding her exit from Universal's "The Little Mermaid." And while it's not clear what the filmmaker's next feature might be, it seems she might be re-teaming with her lead actress from "The Virgin Suicides" and "Marie Antoinette." Read More: Kirsten Dunst's 13 Best Performances, From Child Vampire To Manic Pixie Dream Girl While there's no direct quote, Town & Country recently caught up with Kirsten Dunst and noted that, "There's also talk of a third film with Sofia Coppola in 2016." So if this happens, what could it be? Well, Coppola hasn't really attached herself to anything in quite some time, but either she's got something new. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »
- Michelle McCue
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2015. “It’s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization.” The 2015 invitees are: Actors Elizabeth Banks – “Love & Mercy,” “The Hunger Games” Choi Min-sik– “Lucy,” “Oldboy” Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Imitation Game,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” Martin Freeman – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Hot Fuzz” Heather Graham – “The Hangover,” “Boogie Nights” Tom Hardy – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception” Kevin Hart – “The Wedding Ringer,” “Ride Along »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.
Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.
Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically »
- Tim Gray
Hanks will produce the flick, based on the novel by Dave Eggers, as well as play a yet-to-be-determined role. Watson will play the lead, described as "a recent college graduate who scores a job at a powerful Internet monopoly, called the Circle, which boasts a gorgeous campus and incredible amenities for its employees," per Vanity Fair. The site writes:
After ascending the ranks fairly quickly, she discovers herself to be in the center of a corporation linking "users' personal e-mails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency." A press release for the project explains that the film will explore "the perils of life in a digital age where personal data is collected, sifted, and monetized and used for surveillance, »
- Katie Roberts
Playtone and Likely Story announced today that Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast, Noah, The Bling Ring) will star alongside Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt's upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel The Circle. Shooting on The Circle will start September 2015 in California. The actress replaces Alicia Vikander, who was set to star before eventually passing, after scheduling conflicts arose with Bourne 5.
Eggers' novel focuses on a young woman (Watson) who is hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called The Circle, which links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. The novel turns into a contemporary thriller about the perils of life in a digital age where personal data is collected, sifted and monetized and used for surveillance, rendering privacy obsolete. Here's what director James Ponsoldt »
Playtone and Likely Story announced today that Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast, Noah, The Bling Ring) will star alongside Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt’s upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle. Shooting on the film will start September 2015 in California.
The feature adaptation of The Circle, has been written and will be directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now). The film is being produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and Ponsoldt.
The film will be presented by Image Nation in association with Parkes MacDonald Productions. Im Global are handling international sales on the film. Us rights are being jointly repped by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA.
Eggers’ novel focuses on a young woman (Watson) who is hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and »
- Michelle McCue
Shooting will start in September in California. Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”) is directing from his own script.
The film is being produced by Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story and Ponsoldt. The film will be presented by Image Nation in association with Parkes MacDonald Productions.
Im Global is handling international sales while U.S. rights are being jointly repped by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA.
Watson will portray an employee hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, social media, banking and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online »
- Dave McNary
[Press Release] New York, NY – June 24, 2015: Playtone and Likely Story announced today that Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast, Noah, The Bling Ring) will star alongside Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt’s upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle. Shooting on The Circle will start September 2015 in California. The feature adaptation of The Circle, has been written and will be directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now). The film is being produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and Ponsoldt. The film will be presented by Image Nation in association with Parkes MacDonald Productions. Im Global are handling international sales on the film. Us rights are being jointly repped by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA. Eggers »
- Pietro Filipponi
In the film, 90s-era detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates Angela’s (Watson) claim that her father committed something terrible – but she can’t remember exactly what. Thrown into a horrifying mystery, Kenner must wade his way through lies, threats, and suspicion before he becomes the next victim of a national conspiracy.
Though we’d really, really like Watson to regress (ahem) into her Bling Ring character’s La drawl – imagine Regression’s Angela confessing to Ethan Hawke, “I think this situation is a huge learning lesson for me.” – just the sheer fact that Emma Watson has a new movie out is enough to have us already in line at the box office.
- Sasha James
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