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Colin Farrell to Receive Navigator Award at Maui Festival

22 April 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

C​olin Farrell​ will be given the Navigator Award at the 16th annual Maui Film Festival, which runs June 3-7.

Past Maui honorees including Tim Burton, Jessica Chastain, Clint Eastwood, Andrew Garfield, Jake Gyllenhaal and Lupita Nyong’o.

The fest takes place at the Wailea Resort, and the Celestial Cinema will host the event saluting Farrell on June 4. The Navigator Award ​honors a film artist for carving a path of distinction while maintaining a commitment to excellence, according to the festival.

Colin Farrell is a chameleon who constantly creates one­-of-­a-­kind characters,” said fest director Barry Rivers, adding, “In short, Colin is a cinematic force of nature.” The fest was founded by Barry and Stella Rivers in 2000; since then, it has screened more than 600 films.

Farrell is currently shooting the second season of the HBO drama “True Detective” starring opposite Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughan and recently wrapped »

- Tim Gray

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Ewan McGregor set to play Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Stanley Tucci also joins cast

21 April 2015 10:47 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Walt Disney Pictures has rounded out its main casting for its upcoming remake of Beauty and the Beast with The Hollywood Reporter reporting that the studio has found its Lumiere in the form of Ewan McGregor.

McGregor is to play the animated candlestick in the film, while Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) will also appear as Cadenza the grand piano, a new character described as a “neurotic maestro”.

Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, with Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) as Gaston, Josh Gad (Frozen) as Lefou, Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) as Belle’s father Maurice, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) as Garderobe and Gugu-Mbatha Raw (Belle) as Plumette.

Beauty and the Beast is set for release March 17th, 2017.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw joins cast of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

14 April 2015 12:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

More casting news from Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming live-action remake of the classic animation Beauty and the Beast, with the studio adding another award-winning actress into the mix.

Variety is reporting that Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, Jupiter Ascending) has joined the ever-expanding cast and will play Plumette, the feather duster from the original film.

Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, with Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) as Gaston, Josh Gad (Frozen) as Lefou, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) as Belle’s father Maurice, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) as Garderobe and most recently Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past) joined the line-up as Cogsworth.

The new version starts production in May at London’s Shepperton Studios, and will combine live-action and CGI to tell the story, with eight-tine Oscar-winner Alan Menken returning to »

- Scott J. Davis

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'Magnificent Seven' Remake Targets Luke Grimes

2 April 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The cast of MGM's The Magnificent Seven remake continues to grow, with Luke Grimes in talks to sign on. If deal is finalized, he will join Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett, Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio. No details were given for his character at this time.

The original Western classic The Magnificent Seven starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz who were hired to protect a small Mexican village from a ruthless villain named Calvera (Eli Wallach). The movie, which was a loose remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, spawned a number of sequels and a TV series. No plot details were given for this new version.

Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer) is directing from a script originally written by Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) and revised by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks). Production is expected to start within the next month, »

- MovieWeb

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Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson Movie ‘Alone in Berlin’ Starts to Shoot

26 March 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “Alone in Berlin,” which stars Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson and Daniel Bruhl, will start to shoot on Friday on location in Berlin, Cologne and Gorlitz, Germany.

Pic is the English-language adaptation of Hans Fallada’s novel, based on the true story of a working-class couple who conducted a series of anonymous protests against the Nazi regime during World War II. The screenplay was written by Achim von Borries (“Good Bye Lenin!”) and Vincent Perez.

Joining the production team are cinematographer Christophe Beaucarne (“Irina Palm,” “Mr. Nobody”), production designer Jean-Vincent Puzos (“Amour,” “10,000 B.C.”) and editor Francois Gedigier (“On the Road,” “Yves Saint Laurent”).

X Filme’s Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott (“Cloud Atlas,” “Amour”) and Master Movie’s Marco Pacchioni (“Bluesbreaker,” “Bye Bye Blondie”) are producing together with James Schamus (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) and FilmWave’s Christian Grass and Paul Trijbits (“Jane Eyre,” “Saving Mr. Banks »

- Leo Barraclough

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Thompson, Gleeson, Bruhl begin 'Alone In Berlin' shoot

26 March 2015 5:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Second World War drama will shoot on location in Berlin, Cologne and Görlitz.

The English-language adaptation of Hans Fallada’s classic 1947 novel Alone In Berlin is set to begin shooting in Germany.

Based on the true story of a working class couple who conducted a series of anonymous protests against the Nazi regime during the Second World War, principal photography will begin tomorrow (March 27) on location in Berlin, Cologne and Görlitz.

Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) and Brendan Gleeson (Calvary) star as Anna and Otto Quangel, with Daniel Brühl (Rush) playing Gestapo inspector Escherich.

Producers are Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott for X-Filme, the German production outfit whose credits include Amour, The White Ribbon and Cloud Atlas.

Co-producers are Master Movie’s Marco Pacchioni together with James Schamus and FilmWave’s Christian Grass and Paul Trijbits.

French actor Vincent Perez will direct.

The screenplay was written by Achim von Borries (Good Bye Lenin!) and Vincent »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Sam Taylor-Johnson Not Returning to Direct 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Sequel

25 March 2015 7:47 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It's not a surprise, but Sam Taylor-Johnson will not return to direct Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to this year's smash hit Fifty Shades of Grey, which is now over $558 million worldwide on a miniscule budget of only $40 million. The reports of Taylor-Johnson's head-butting with "Fifty Shades" author E.L. James were commonplace ahead of the film's release and James has even said she wants more control over the next film, including writing the screenplay herself as the first film was written by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) who is also confirmed to not be returning. Added to this is the equally unsurprising news Dakotah Johnson and Jamie Dornan want pay raises above the $250,000 they each received for the first film. Both are contractually obligated to return, but I fully expect those contracts to be renegotiated before the sequel gets underway. The Wrap amz asin="B00NCDVVLY" size="large" »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch Tom Hanks perform all of his movie roles in 6 minutes

25 March 2015 1:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In a video that will make your whole day if not your whole week, legendary actor Tom Hanks appeared on The Late, Late Show with British un-funny man James Corden where the pair re-enact a large portion of Mr. Hank’s film roles including Forrest Gump, Big, Bachelor Party, The Money Pit, The ‘Burbs, Turner & Hooch, Road to Perdition, Joe vs. The Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle, Saving Private Ryan, Captain Phillips, The Terminal, A League of Their Own, You’ve Got Mail, That Thing You Do, The Polar Express, Catch me if you Can, Cloud Atlas, The Green Mile, Larry Crowne, Castaway, Philadelphia, The Da Vinci Code, Saving Mr. Banks, Splash, Apollo 13 and the Toy Story trilogy.

Check out the video below:

Pretty cool, eh?

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- Luke Owen

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Thomas Newman to replace John Williams as composer of Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, first look image released

18 March 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Cold War thriller, Bridge of Spies, has lost beloved and iconic composer John Williams.

Williams had to drop out of the film due to a minor health issue that has reportedly now been corrected. Due to the sudden interruption in his schedule, Williams was unavailable to provide the score for the film. In his stead, twelve-time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman, known for his scores in films like The Shawshank Redemption, Finding Nemo, Skyfall and Saving Mr. Banks, will compose for the film, which stars Tom Hanks.

Williams, who is now 83 and busier than ever, will re-unite with Spielberg for the director’s next film, The Bfg, which shoots later this year.

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- James Garcia

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Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies' Loses Composer John Williams

18 March 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

DreamWorks Pictures'/Fox 2000 Pictures' upcoming dramatic thriller directed by three-time Academy Award&#174-winning director Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List) and starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), has been, as previously announced, titled Bridge of Spies. In addition, 12-time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Saving Mr. Banks) has been signed to score the film, as John Williams' schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected.

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen »

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Spielberg-Hanks Cold War Film Titled ‘Bridge of Spies,’ John Williams Won’t Compose Score

18 March 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ upcoming Cold War thriller has a title, “Bridge of Spies,” DreamWorks announced Wednesday.

The film is notable in that it is one of the rare Spielberg projects that will not feature a score composed by John Williams, whose soaring melodies have long been a staple of the director’s work. Instead Thomas Newman (“Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Help”) will handle music duties.

Williams was unable to work on the film due to what DreamWorks describes as “a minor health issue” that the company reports has been resolved. He has scored 26 of Spielberg’s 27 films — the only exception being 1985’s “The Color Purple.” Williams will reunite with Spielberg on his upcoming family film, “The Bfg.” Williams’ other credits include the “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter” films.

Bridge of Spies” centers on a Brooklyn lawyer (Hanks) who is sent by the CIA to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. »

- Brent Lang

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Thomas Newman To Score Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies – Stars Tom Hanks

18 March 2015 6:24 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

DreamWorks Pictures’/Fox 2000 Pictures’ upcoming dramatic thriller directed by three-time Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Schindler’s List”) and starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”), has been titled Bridge Of Spies.

In addition, 12-time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman (“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Saving Mr. Banks”) has been signed to score the film, as John Williams’ schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected.

John Williams. 86th Academy Awards, The Oscar Concert

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge Of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

Screenwriters Matt Charman »

- Michelle McCue

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New Image of Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg's Bridge Of Spies; Thomas Newman to Compose Score

18 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] Burbank, Calif. (March 18, 2015) – DreamWorks Pictures’/Fox 2000 Pictures’ upcoming dramatic thriller directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Schindler’s List”) and starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”), has been titled “Bridge of Spies.” In addition, 12-time Oscar® nominee Thomas Newman (“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Saving Mr. Banks”) has been signed to score the film, as John Williams’ schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected. A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds »

- Pietro Filipponi

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'Beauty and the Beast,' Arrives in March 2017, Gets Emma Thompson

16 March 2015 11:57 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After Cinderella crushed the competition at the box office this past weekend, Disney is sticking with spring releases for their live-action fairytales as the studio has just announced that their new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (which will be getting a 3D release) will arrive in theaters on March 17th 2017. And with that news comes a couple new additions to the cast as well. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) will be playing Mrs. Potts while Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) will be playing the father of Belle (Emma Watson). But we're wondering who will play the bickering duo of Lumiere and Cogsworth in the adaptation. Otherwise, as we've previously reported, Dan Stevens (The Guest) will play The Beast, Luke Evans (The Hobbit) will play Gaston and Josh Gad will play his sidekick Le Fou. There's bound to be more casting announced very soon with some key supporting roles left to be filled. »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Gets a Release Date as Emma Thompson Joins the Cast!

16 March 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast adds two more to the cast. And they are biggies!

News: 7 Reasons Why Emma Watson Is Perfect as Belle in 'Beauty and the Beast'

On Monday, Disney announced that Emma Thompson will join the cast as Mrs. Potts, most famously voiced by Angela Lansbury in the Oscar-nominated, animated version. The actress is no stranger to the world of Disney, as she played Mary Poppins author and creator P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks.

Also adding Oscar pedigree to the cast is Kevin Kline, who will star as Belle’s father, Maurice.

The two stars join a growing cast, including Emma Watson as Belle, Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as the beast, with Luke Evans and Josh Gad playing Gaston and his sidekick Lefou, respectively.

News: Dan Stevens Joins 'Beauty and the Beast' -- But Who's Playing Gaston?

In addition to the casting news, Disney also confirmed »

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Playroom Gets Renovated in Cut 'SNL' Sketch

3 March 2015 12:14 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey is currently being held up by negotiations with the source material's author E.L. James, who wants to write the screenplay to Fifty Shades Darker herself. However, that didn't stop "Saturday Night Live" from hypothesizing what might happen with Christian Grey's playroom in the sequel. The film's star Dakota Johnson hosted the late night sketch show over the weekend, but this sketch ended up getting cut for time. But thankfully, it's been posted online for us to enjoy. It's actually better than most of the sketches that aired for that episode, so I'm wondering why it ended up cut. Watch! Here's the unaired "Saturday Night Live" sketch for Fifty Shades Darker from YouTube: Fifty Shades of Grey is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and written by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks), based on E.L. James' very popular, best-selling novel. The story »

- Ethan Anderton

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Tom Hanks Reveals How He Landed a Role in Carly Rae Jepsen’s Music Video – and It’s Amazing

2 March 2015 10:59 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Tom Hanks' latest role may seem a bit unconventional to fans of the Oscar-winning actor, but we're excited!

The Saving Mr. Banks star landed a part in Carly Rae Jepsen's new music video, "I Really Like You," after spending a night drinking with friends.

Pics: Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber Dance in the Street for Carly Rae Jepsen's New Music Video

"I was at dinner with friends of ours who works with Carly and they said, 'We were maybe going to ask you if you'd want to do this thing,' and I literally had a beer in my hand and I said, 'Yeah sure I'll do it,'" Hanks told Et on the red carpet at the SeriousFun Gala to benefit the Children's Network.  "And that was it! Next thing I know, boom! Carly Rae Jepsen video."

The internet went wild when Jepsen posted an Instagram pic of the actor on the video »

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Ethan Hawke Heads Out West For The Magnificent Seven Remake

2 March 2015 12:23 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Variety reports that Boyhood‘s Ethan Hawke has entered the final stages of negotiations for a role in MGM’s remake of The Magnificent Seven. Should he lock down the part, we’ll be in for a full-blown Training Day reunion, as his collaborators on the 2001 cop thriller – Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington – are already on board to direct and star, respectively.

Hawke now stands to appear alongside man of the moment, Chris Pratt, who signed on back in December, and The Equalizer‘s Haley Bennett, who recently snagged the female lead. The matter of who Hawke will be playing is under lock and key, but logic suggests he may be one of the titular seven.

With regards to the story, very little has been revealed so far. We know that the movie will remake John Sturges’ 1960 original, and, like that classic it will concentrate on a small town whose »

- Gem Seddon

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'Magnificent Seven' Reteams Ethan Hawke & Denzel Washington

2 March 2015 12:12 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nearly 14 years after making Training Day with star Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua, Ethan Hawke is reuniting with both the actor and filmmaker in MGM's The Magnificent Seven remake. Variety reports that Ethan Hawke is in final negotiations to join the cast, which also includes Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett. No details were given for Ethan Hawke's character.

The original Western classic The Magnificent Seven starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz as seven gunmen hired by a Mexican fishing village to protect them from the villainous Calvera (Eli Wallach). Director John Sturges' film was itself a loose remake of Akira Kurosawa's beloved 1954 classic Seven Samurai. This new version will be set in a gold mining town, with Haley Bennett playing a widow who hires seven gunman to protect her town from a gold baron and his thugs. »

- MovieWeb

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Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington Team for 'Magnificent Seven' Remake

2 March 2015 10:32 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

According to THR, Ethan Hawke is in "final negotiations" to board Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" starring Denzel Washington. Hawke and Washington made box office bank back in 2001's "Training Day," which earned both actors Academy Award nominations and Washington an Oscar win for Best Actor. Screenwriters John Lee Hancock ("Saving Mr. Banks") and Nic Pizzolatto (a double WGA winner for HBO's "True Detective") base their script on Kurosawa's 1954 "Seven Samurai" written by Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto and Hideo Oguni. That tale of seven gunslingers banding together to protect a destitute village from blood-seeking bandits was first remade in 1960 as "The Magnificent Seven" directed by John Sturges and starring Steven McQueen. Chris Pratt and Hailey Bennett also boarded the project, which MGM began developing back in 2012 alongside a spate of other titles from its studio library including the forthcoming »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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