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"RuPaul's Drag Race" is coming back March 2 with a judging panel consisting of veterans RuPaul and Michelle Visage and newcomers Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews. Exciting! Personally I will miss Santino Rice's snarly angst, but he's had a good run. More exciting: The announced guest judges this season are pretty thrilling. Kathy Griffin is back along with Olivia Newton-John, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, and John Waters. Pretty damn smashing. But before season seven gets under way, let's make sure to proclaim which celebrities Still need to join RuPaul and criticize the fabulous dames of his runway. 1. Tim Gunn Here's my problem with Tim Gunn on "Project Runway": I truly believe he is holding back. He comes from a distinguished academic background and taught at Parsons for years. He knows biting, incisive criticism. Not that he goes easy on "Project Runway" contestants, but he could certainly be grimmer and more subversive. »
- Louis Virtel
Ruth Wilson didn't get to go to her first Golden Globes. A nominee in 2008 for Jane Eyre, the actress was foiled by the writers' strike, which reduced the ceremony to a news conference that she watched from a hotel bar. Seven years later, she returned for the ceremony—and won. "It was nice enough just to be there this time," Wilson says the morning after she bested Viola Davis, Claire Danes, Robin Wright, and Julianna Margulies to win Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Showtime's The Affair. "I was up against those incredible actresses; I didn't expect to win at all. »
- Marc Snetiker
Michael Keaton recently won a best actor Golden Globe for his work in "Birdman" and is currently nominated for a best actor Oscar. And now comes word that Keaton is in talks to star in "The Founder," about the rise of the McDonald's fast food empire. Written by Robert Siegel (Big Fan), "The Founder" is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. The tone of the script has been described as being akin to "The Social Network" and "There Will Be Blood." The film will be directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, »
Michael Keaton’s recent career boost thanks to his stellar turn in Birdman has already bagged the former Batman a Golden Globe, and as of this morning, his first Academy Award nomination. Keeping his eye on the prize, the actor isn’t taking his foot off the gas any time soon, as THR reports that Keaton is tipped to lead McDonalds biopic, The Founder.
Described as The Social Network meets There Will Be Blood, The Founder will lens under the experienced eye of John Lee Hancock. A solid choice for that responsibility, as the director’s resume is already peppered with award-winning biopics including Sandra Bullock-starrer The Blind Side and Walt Disney tale, Saving Mr. Banks. These two films might have bordered on the sentimental, but The Founder strikes as a much darker rags-to-riches story. Penned by Big Fan screenwriter Robert Siegel, the film traces the origins of the »
- Gem Seddon
Golden Globe winner and (as of this morning) Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton may have found his next big role. Keaton is looking to lead The Founder, a Social Network-esque drama about the rise of American fast food empire McDonald’s. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks) is directing. More details on the […]
The post Michael Keaton in Talks for McDonald’s Origin Story appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Fresh off his Golden Globe win and Oscar nomination for Birdman, Michael Keaton is in talks to star in The Founder for FilmNation. We first reported on this project back in December, when John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side) signed on to direct. This biopic charts the origins of the fast food empire McDonald's.
Michael Keaton is in talks to play Ray Kroc, an Illinois salesman who discovered a Southern California hamburger restaurant in the 1950s, run by Mac and Dick McDonald. Impressed with their speedy and efficient methods, and seeing franchise potential, Ray Kroc eventually pulled the company out from under the McDonald brothers, creating a massive fast food empire. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Michael Keaton met with John Lee Hancock on Monday, received an offer earlier this week, and is now in talks to star.
Back in December it was announced that a movie would be involving McDonalds called The Founder. It will revolve around the dark drama of the fast food chain's early beginning. Saving Mr. Banks director John Lee Hancock is going to direct the film, and Michael Keaton is now in talks to star in it. I freakin' love Michael Keaton!
"The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself in a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire."
According to THR, Keaton was offered the role of Ray Kroc earlier this week. I’m so happy to see the »
- Joey Paur
Birdman actor Michael Keaton is flying high these days. Now the recipient of a Golden Globe award (and likely an Oscar to follow) for his work on the Alejandro González Iñárritu film, an abundance of choice roles are bound to present themselves to him. Less than a week after his big win at the Globes, he is reportedly already in talks to star in The Founder, a “dark story” detailing the rise of fast food chain McDonald’s.
Robert Siegel (Big Fan) penned the script, which is being described as comparable to The Social Network and There Will Be Blood. John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks) has signed on to direct the picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which follows the true story of McDonald’s mogul Ray Kroc. Hailing from Illinois, the salesman met Mac and Dick McDonald when they were running a Southern California burger outfit in the 1950s. »
- William Fanelli
As announced last month, Saving Mr. Banks' director John Lee Hancock's next film will be The Founder, a corporate bopic about the early years and rise to global domination of the McDonald's fast food corporation. FilmNation and Jeremy Renner's company The Combine are producing, and it looks as if the project may now have found its lead. Basking in his Birdman-based career resurgence, Michael Keaton is in talks to play Ronald McDonald Ray Kroc, the Illinois businessman who liked the company so much he bought it.The story revolves around Kroc, who encountered Mac And Dick McDonald running a small but efficient burger business in 1950s California. Recognising franchise potential in their business method, Kroc went into partnership with the brothers, and eventually bought their share of the business for a reasonably paltry $3m in 1961. He then went about turning it into the ubiquitous multi-billion dollar corporation we know today. »
The Oscar nominations are nearly upon us! Can you feel the excitement in the air? I can tell you’re just buzzing.
Perhaps you should be, because however small it is, the announcement of Thursday morning’s Oscar nominations will be a historic moment. All 24 categories, not just a select few, will be announced during the morning broadcast. Yes, even Best Sound Mixing and Best Documentary Short Film You Never Got The Chance to See. J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine and Alfonso Cuaron will do the honors starting at 8:30 Et, 5:30 Pt.
Though everyone and their brother is making absolute final last minute Oscar predictions as though all their misguided predictions throughout the fall didn’t matter, we thought we’d throw our hat in the ring at least once, draw a line in the sand and make sense of all we’ve been reporting on this Awards Season in our Hype Cycle feature. »
- Brian Welk
Following the extended TV spot released over the weekend, and the soundtrack details and album cover that debuted today, Universal Pictures has given us yet another TV spot for Fifty Shades of Grey with new scintillating footage. We learn how the relationship between Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) progresses quickly, as Anastasia gets drawn deeper into Christian's exotic world. As if you couldn't already tell that Christian Grey is very well off, we even see this billionaire flying his own jet.
The adaptation is based on E.L. James' blockbuster novel, which, along with the sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, have sold more than 70 million copies worldwide. This footage also gives us a brief look at supporting cast members such as Luke Grimes as Christian's brother Elliot and Rita Ora as his sister Mia. Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, »
The Emmy winning actor will play Jake Peralta’s (Andy Samberg) father, first appearing on an episode of the police-centered sitcom on Sunday, March 8. His character, Captain Roger Peralta, is billed as a charming airline pilot who often lets down his son. But Jake hopes all that will change when the two of them enjoy a father-son weekend in Brooklyn.
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- Travis Reilly
"You have to admit, he's ridiculously hot." If you watched the Golden Globes last night, then you probably already caught the extended TV spot for the erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey, which is just over a month away from arriving for a steamy Valentine's Day weekend. The movie is probably going to be huge, and while it doesn't really look like my cup of tea, I'm certainly interested to see what all the fuss is about (though fans of the book likely will say that it doesn't compare, if only because of the sexuality limitations). Anyway, the spot explicitly calls Jamie Dornan hot, but that's for everyone else to decide. Watch below! Here's the extended TV spot for Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey from YouTube: You can still watch the previous theatrical trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey right here. Fifty Shades of Grey is being directed »
- Ethan Anderton
Sunday's Golden Globes was a big night for The Affair's Ruth Wilson: She beat out Viola Davis, Claire Danes, Julianna Margulies and Robin Wright to win best actress in a TV series, drama, and her show nabbed the award for best TV series, drama. The 32-year-old Brit previously starred in Luther and Saving Mr. Banks, but it's her role as Alison Bailey, a grieving mother who engages in an extramarital affair, that has thrust her into the spotlight. Here are five things to know about the breakout star: 1. She's about to star in a Broadway play - with a very well known costar. »
- Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya
In what is now a new and continuing tradition, the Golden Globe Awards have been revealed ahead of the Oscar nominations, which will be made public this Thursday. Of course, voting for the Oscar nominations was closed before the awards were revealed so don't think last night's wins will have any effect on the nominees. But this isn't an article designed to look at nominations, though we'll certainly get into a little of that. Instead we're looking at what chance last night's Globe winners have at winning the Oscar based on the recent Globe vs. Oscar history. This post serves as my ninth installment of my "Globes vs. Oscars" column (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and we'll take a look at the past 30 years of Golden Globe winner history compared to the Oscars and see where last night's winners may gain an edge and where they most likely won't and we'll begin with the lead acting categories. »
- Brad Brevet
Richard Linklater‘s personal indie “Boyhood” and David Fincher’s dark blockbuster “Gone Girl” are among the nominees for the Producers Guild of America’s top film award, the PGA announced on Monday morning.
Other nominees for the PGA honor, which tends to be a reliable indicator of Oscar potential, are Clint Eastwood‘s “American Sniper,” the adventurous comic story “Birdman,” British biopics “The Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything,” Wes Anderson‘s stylish “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” the driving indie “Whiplash,” Bennett Miller’s subtle “Foxcatcher” and Dan Gilroy’s dark and creepy “Nightcrawler.”
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- Steve Pond
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