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Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) had it all – and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he’ll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller). Burnt is a remarkably funny and emotional story about the love of food, the love between two people, and the power of second chances.
Burnt is set for release on October 16th in the UK and October 23rd in the Us. »
- Gary Collinson
Oscar winner Hanks plays the legendary pilot Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, who safely landed a plane on the Hudson River in 2009, saving 1555 passengers on-board and making international headlines. Eckhart is portraying his first officer Jeff Skiles, who helped land the plane safely.
The film is in pre-production and is set for release some time in 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) is front and center on the newest poster for his upcoming comedy Burnt. The film was previously titled both Chef and Adam Jones, which makes this the first poster to use its new name. The Weinstein Company decided to change its title from Chef to avoid confusion with Jon Favreau’s film of the same name.
Adam Jones had it all – and lost it. A two-star Michelin chef with the bad habits to match, the former hospitality terrible of the Paris foodmaking scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To jumpstart his career again, he travels home to London and recruits the best professionals ever in order to get three stars for a top restaurant.
Burnt is set for release on October 16th in the UK and October 23rd in the Us. In addition to Cooper, »
- Justin Cook
Colin Farrell’s a great actor, but he’s kind of box-office poison.
Just look at this track record.
Total Recall? Bombed.
Fright Night? Nobody bothered.
Dead Man Down? Yup, I don’t really remember that either.
In fact, aside from his hysterical supporting turn in 2011’s Horrible Bosses, S.W.A.T was the actor’s last legitimate hit. That came out in 2003. Granted, since Miami Vice 9 years ago, he’s not been making particularly commercial choices, but for a man still considered an A-lister that reads pretty alarmingly.
Well that’s likely to change with the news he’s been cast in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Directed by David Yates and written by original novelist J.K Rowling, Farrell has landed a major role alongside Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice).
Farrell will play Graves, a wizarding accomplice of Redmayne’s protagonist, »
- Daniel Kelly
Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything," "Jupiter Ascending") will portray "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum in a new biopic of the prolific children’s fantasy writer at New Line Cinema reports The Tracking Board.
Josh Golden penned the script for "Road to Oz" which centers on Baum's early life and the development of his hit 1900 novel - a book partly inspired by his sickly niece Dorothy. Baum led a colorful life including marrying feminist and suffragist Maud Gage Baum, along with working as a newspaper editor, store owner, poultry breeder and some forays on the stage.
Golden's screenplay has made numerous honors lists for spec scripts and was instrumental in his nomination for a prestigious Nicholl Fellowship from AMPAS. What tone the project will go for, or who will helm it, is unknown at this point. It follows in the wake of several Oscar-bait style »
- Garth Franklin
He’s opened the 30th Olympics and now Danny Boyle is closing The 59th BFI London Film Festival. The director’s latest, Steve Jobs, has been picked to bring down the curtain on the 12-day celebration of cinema on October 18. It follows on from recent closers Fury and Saving Mr. Banks in delivering major stars, Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet among them, to the Leicester Square red carpet. Boyle drew the connection between his new biopic and the themes of his Olympics jamboree in a statement. "If London was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution then San Francisco is the Bethlehem of the digital one,” said the director. “We had a brilliant time making this movie in Silicon Valley and I hope Londoners will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the modern world. It's always special to bring work home so thanks to BFI London Film Festival for their continued support. »
An Instagram post from Josh Gad (Frozen) has confirmed that he has finished filming his scenes in 2017’s live-action Beauty and the Beast film. The picture shows him embracing co-star Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) on a snowy set for the film. The caption reads, “That’s a wrap! Will miss the cast of #beautyandthebeast especially my brilliant Gaston #LukeEvans.” See it here…
In the film, Gad plays Lefou, the bumbling sidekick to the arrogant and egotistical Gaston, who is played by Evans.
Along with those two, Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) will star as Belle and the Beast respectively, with 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, Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) as Cadenza and »
- Justin Cook
Emma Thompson thinks that the movie industry has regressed when it comes to its treatment of women.
Thompson, who’s never one to mince words, said Hollywood sexism is “still completely s—.”
“I don’t think there’s any appreciable improvement, and I think that, for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young,” Thompson said in an interview with U.K. magazine Radio Times. “So no, I am not impressed, at all. I think it’s still completely s—, actually.”
“When I was younger, I really did think we were on our way to a better world,” she said. “And when I look at it now, it is in »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Entertainment One has released a UK trailer for A Walk in the Woods, the upcoming adaptation of Bill Bryson’s bestselling memoir starring screen legend Robert Redford as the travel writer. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
Upon his arrival back in the United States following two decades in the UK, Bryson wants to find a way to reconnect with his homeland. Impulsively he decides to hike a section of the longest continuous footpath in the world, The Appalachian Trail, 1000 arduous miles stretching from Maine to Georgia, an expedition men half his age struggle to complete.
Fearing for his life, his wife Cathy (Emma Thompson) refuses to allow him to do a solo trek but is unsuccessful in persuading any of his friends to accompany him. When his old buddy Katz (Nick Nolte), a crude, overweight, recovering alcoholic, calls him out of the blue and offers to accompany »
- Gary Collinson
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences board could make a significant decision at its June 23 board meeting — not headline-worthy changes in the best-picture race, but a subtler, long-ranging vote on membership that could affect upcoming Oscar results.
Traditionally, the late-June board meeting weighs issues like Oscar rules. A very vocal group has been campaigning for a return to five best-picture contenders, to replace the current plan (five-to-10 films). That change seems unlikely and counterproductive, but the bigger piece of news will undoubtedly be the list of new members.
After very loud criticism of the Academy for the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations, the membership committee seems likely to again recommend a high number of invitations to a diverse crowd. There were 271 invitations sent last year, and 276 in 2013 — more than double the 133 average between 2004 and 2012.
- Tim Gray
Sources tell Variety that Hanks is in final talks to play the brave pilot who safely landed a troubled aircraft full of passengers on the Hudson River in 2009.
Based on the book by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, the story takes a closer look at the man who became a national hero after his plane began to malfunction shortly after takeoff and he was forced to take drastic measures in order to save the passengers.
Producer Frank Marshall acquired the rights to the book in 2010 and had been developing ever since. Eastwood had been circling the Boston Marathon bombing pic “Patriot’s Day” at CBS Films, but decided to spotlight another American hero after coming across “Sully.”
Marshall will produce with Allyn Stewart.
Like Eastwood, Hanks has been drawn to playing roles based on real individuals, »
- Justin Kroll
It is coming up on a year since Williams passed away in August 2014, and Boulevard marks the final time we will see the gifted actor and comedian on the big screen (his final role, in Terry Jones’ upcoming Absolutely Anything, only features voice work by the actor).
In Boulevard, Williams displays his knack for dramatic acting once again as a bank manager who is in some denial about his sexuality, despite being married. He soon falls into a relationship with a young hustler and his life begins to change.
Directed by Dito Montiel (The Guide To Recognizing Your Saints), Boulevard co-stars Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Kathy Baker (Saving Mr. Banks) and Giles Matthey (24: Live Another Day) and opens in limited Us cinemas on July 10th. »
- Scott J. Davis
If you're only now getting acquainted with Tom Hardy after Mad Max: Fury Road that's a shame, though I do welcome you to the adoring fold. And if you're only familiarity with Nicolas Winding Refn is Drive, then you're missing out. In fact, Drive isn't even my favorite Refn film, and Fury Road, well, it may be my favorite Hardy film, but it's definitely a close call along with Refn's wonderful 2009 release, Bronson, of which some intriguing back-story has come to light as of late concerning casting the lead and the film's script. To begin, during a Q&A at The Cinefamily in Los Angeles promoting the release of the Bronson soundtrack on vinyl (via The Playlist), Refn revealed Hardy wasn't his first choice. In fact, Jason Statham was his initial target, but the script caused The Stath to balk. "I'm a big fan of Jason, and have seen a lot of his movies, »
- Brad Brevet
Making Fifty Shades of Grey was a horrifically punishing experience for everyone other than book author E.L. James. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson has gone on record about how on-set battles over the creative nature of the adaptation left her feeling like she never wanted to make a movie again, while stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are both seeking hefty pay raises in order to justify going through the same torment for two sequels. Now, screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who was forced to collaborate with James directly, has fired some shots in Universal’s direction about how the studio left her to fend for herself against the obstinate author.
Marcel, a guest on Bret Easton Ellis’ podcast, said that she has yet to see the finished film and doesn’t plan on it. Though Marcel is a seasoned scribe with Saving Mr. Banks under her belt, working on Fifty Shades of Grey »
- Isaac Feldberg
"Nobody is safe" – especially not Tom Hanks – in the intense first trailer for Steven Spielberg's upcoming historical thriller Bridge of Spies. The Oscar-winning actor stars as James Donovan, the real-life lawyer thrust into Cold War tension when tasked with negotiating the release of a captured American U-2 pilot from the Soviet Union.
Hanks' character is negotiating a prisoner swap with the Soviets, who demand their own officer, Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), be released in exchange for the American pilot and classified information. It's a life-changing proposition for Donovan, who »
Here’s a first look at the official poster for DreamWorks dramatic thriller Bridge Of Spies.
Visit Facebook.com/BridgeOfSpies tomorrow at 9Am Pst to watch the new trailer.
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge Of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, 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 & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
- Melissa Thompson
Suffragette, the story of the British women who fought for the right to vote at the turn of the 20th century, has been named as the opening night film of the 59th BFI London Film Festival (Oct 7-18).
The period drama will receive its European premiere at the festival on October 7 – three weeks ahead of its UK release – at the Odeon Leicester Square, attended by cast members including Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep.
The premiere will be broadcast live from the red carpet ahead of simultaneous screenings of the film at cinemas across the UK.
The film is produced »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
“Suffragette,” which stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, will open the 59th BFI London Film Festival. The film tells the story of the ordinary British women at the turn of the last century who risked everything in the fight for equality and the right to vote.
Mulligan, Bonham Carter and Streep will be on the red carpet on Oct. 7 at the Odeon Leicester Square for the film’s European premiere, as well as other members of the cast, who include Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff and Ben Whishaw. They will be joined by the director Sarah Gavron, who returns to the festival for a third time. She reteamed on the movie with her “Brick Lane” screenwriter Abi Morgan (“The Iron Lady”). “Suffragette” is produced by Faye Ward and Alison Owen, who produced “Saving Mr. Banks,” the festival’s closing night film in 2013.
“Suffragette” is an intense drama that »
- Leo Barraclough
It’s been over a year since we heard the news that Sofia Coppola would direct a new version of The Little Mermaid for Universal Pictures and Working Title, and we’ve heard pretty much nothing about the project since. Which makes today’s news kind of non-news: Deadline reports that Coppola has exited the project, citing creative differences. The Lost in Translation filmmaker had been tasked with crafting a new live-action take on the Hans Christian Anderson tale, but it appears that we won’t be seeing her vision after all. Per Variety, She and Universal differed when it came to casting Ariel. Coppola was keen on newcomer Maya Thurman Hawke, the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, but the studio was wary about the choice. Despite Coppola's exit, Universal and Working Title are still moving forward with the project, with Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands) having penned the »
- Adam Chitwood
As if The Founder didn’t already sound promising enough the highly anticipated biopic, telling the story of the notorious McDonald’s exec Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), has just added another very talented actor to its cast. B.J. Novak of NBC’s The Office has now joined the pic, marking the actor/comedian’s reunion with director John Lee Hancock.
The Founder is a dark telling of the rise of the massive McDonald’s food chain. The biopic will detail the true story of how Illinois salesman Ray Kroc met brothers Mac and Dick McDonald (John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman) in Southern California, where they were running a small-time burger operation. Kroc eventually took control of the siblings’ company and turned it into a billion-dollar fast food empire.
- William Fanelli
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