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Michael Mann To Direct Ansel Elgort & Ken Watanabe In Pilot Episode Of HBO Max Series ‘Tokyo Vice’

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Michael Mann To Direct Ansel Elgort & Ken Watanabe In Pilot Episode Of HBO Max Series ‘Tokyo Vice’
Exclusive: Michael Mann has been set by HBO Max to direct the pilot episode of Tokyo Vice, the drama series that stars Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe. Mann will potentially direct more episodes of the series in its freshman season, and he becomes executive producer alongside J.T. Rogers, John Lesher, Emily Gerson Saines, Alan Poul, Elgort, Destin Daniel Cretton and Watanabe.

Move brings an A-list filmmaker to one of HBO Max’s first drama series, and was written by Rogers based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat. The drama captures Adelstein’s daily descent into the neon soaked underbelly of Tokyo, where nothing, and no one is truly what or who they seem. It is informed by his memoir Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter On The Police Beat In Japan.

Production on the series begins in February on location in Japan. Endeavor Content
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A ‘Bombshell,’ ‘Parasite’ and Brutality Are Shaking Up the Oscar Race

  • The Wrap
A ‘Bombshell,’ ‘Parasite’ and Brutality Are Shaking Up the Oscar Race
It’s the time of year when the number of potential contenders has dwindled to a precious few, and Oscar watchers tick them off one by one: “The Irishman” at the New York Film Festival in late September, “Little Women” on Oct. 23, “Dark Waters” on Oct. 28, “Richard Jewell” at the AFI Fest in November, “1917” at some indeterminate time after that… This week saw one more box get checked — Jay Roach’s “Bombshell,” the story of the fall of Fox News’ Roger Ailes that shouldn’t be confused with the 2018 documentary “Divide and Conquer” or “The Loudest Voice,” the Showtime miniseries starring Russell Crowe as the influential but disgraced Fox maven. Roach’s version, which screened for the first time on Sunday, first for a SAG audience and then for a mixture of guilds, press and tastemakers at a swanky Pacific Design Center soiree, got awards folks excitedly buzzing for its
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Nicole Kidman’s ‘Bombshell’ Detonated At Fox News, But Resonates Far Beyond

Fox News Channel, like it or not, has become a big part of the national conversation, especially when it comes to American politics. And, like American politics, it has gone through its fair share of scandals. Lately, the story and scandals of Fox News have captivated Hollywood, from Russell Crowe’s excellent miniseries The Loudest Voice [...]

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‘Bombshell’ Trailer: Charlize Theron Transforms Into Megyn Kelly in Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes Expose

‘Bombshell’ Trailer: Charlize Theron Transforms Into Megyn Kelly in Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes Expose
After being temporarily homeless in the days immediately leading up to its late-2018 production, Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes expose “Bombshell” not only found a studio home to actually make the film in Lionsgate (Annapurna quite memorably dropped the pricey project before it was set to begin shooting), but also one conducive to what could shape up to be a hell of an awards run. “Bombshell” is another ripped-from-the-headlines drama for Roach, a la his Emmy-winning HBO movies “Recount” and “Game Change,” and early buzz is stellar.

The film features an utterly transformed Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman as real-life figures Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, both of whom accused former Fox CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, while Margot Robbie plays a Fox News worker who is a fictional composite character. John Lithgow stars as Ailes.

Bombshell” recently celebrated its first official screening in Los Angeles, where it instantly
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‘Parasite’ Among Australian Academy’s 2019 Best Asian Film Nominees; Russell Crowe Returns As Jury President

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The 2019 nominees for the Best Asian Film award, presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta), have been revealed, with nine titles up for the prize including Bong Joon-Ho’s Cannes winner Parasite.

Also on the list are three Indian features: Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, which is India’s submission to the 2020 International Feature Film Oscar race, Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe, and Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun.

Joining them are three nominees from China: Jiao Zi’s Ne Zha, the country’s Oscar entry this year, Zhang Yimou’s Shadow, and Frant Gwo’s The Wandering Earth.

Completing the list are Cathy Garcia-Molina’s Hello Love Goodbye (Philippines) and Makoto Nagahisa’s We Are Little Zombies (Japan).

Parasite scooped Cannes’ Palme d’Or back in May and has been causing box office waves around the globe, grossing more than $100m to date, including $70m in its
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Indian and Chinese Titles Dominate Aacta Asian Award Nominations

  • Variety
Three Indian and three mainland Chinese films are among the nine feature movies shortlisted for the Best Asian Film Award by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.

The Indian selections are box office hit “Andhadhun,” “Super Deluxe, and “Gully Boy,” which premiered in February at the Berlin festival. The Chinese trio includes “Shadow,” sci-fi hit “The Wandering Earth,” and “Ne Zha,” an animation sensation that was named as China’s Oscars hopeful.

The other three are: Philippines box office record breaker “Hello Love Goodbye”; Japan’s “We Are Little Zombies,” and “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner and South Korea’s Oscar contender.

“Over the past year, the global reach of Asian film has continued to grow with an increasing number of high-quality, creative storylines being recognised at international film festivals and at the local and international box office,” said Aacta.

Judging the entries will
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Aacta unveils nominees for Best Asian Film

We Are Little Zombies’.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) has revealed the nine films that will compete for this year’s Best Asian Film Award.

This is the third year Aacta has presented the award, which forms the foundation for the organisation’s Asia International Engagement Program. The award is designed to honour the finest films of the past year from 19 Asian regions, reflecting the popularity and importance of Asian films in Australia.

The nominees are: Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun (India); Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy (India); Cathy Garcia-Molina’s Hello Love Goodbye (Philippines); Jiao Zi’s Ne Zha (China); Bong Joon-Ho’s Palme D’Or winning Parasite (South Korea); Zhang Yimou’s Shadow (China); Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe (India); Frant Gwo’s The Wandering Earth (China) and Makoto Nagahisa’s We Are Little Zombies (Japan).

The long list of films in competition was reviewed
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Russell Crowe Set to Star in a Supernatural Horror Thriller from Scream Producer Kevin Williamson

Russell Crowe will star in an upcoming untitled supernatural horror thriller that is being produced by Miramax. The film will be directed by Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin, who previously helmed Final Girls and Queen of the South, from their own original script.

Crowe will play a troubled actor in the story, “who begins to unravel while shooting a horror film. His estranged daughter wonders if he’s slipping back into his past addictions or if there’s something more sinister at play.”

This is the first project to come through Miramax’s deal with Scream producer Kevin Williamson. He is producing with Bill Block, and Williamson had this to say in a statement:

“Bill and I are so excited to work with Russell, one of the greatest actors of our time. Fortin and Miller have such a fresh vision for this film, we know that together they will create something terrifying and memorable.
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Russell Crowe to play a troubled actor in supernatural thriller

  • JoBlo
Despite Russell Crowe's lengthy filmography, the actor rarely dives into the genre of horror, but Crowe is set to lead a new supernatural thriller for Miramax which will change all that. [Seemore] According to Deadline, the untitled project will find Russell Crowe playing a "troubled actor who begins to unravel while shooting a horror film. His estranged daughter wonders…
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Russell Crowe and ‘Scream’ Writer Kevin Williamson Team Up for Supernatural Thriller

Russell Crowe and ‘Scream’ Writer Kevin Williamson Team Up for Supernatural Thriller
Russell Crowe has had his brush with horror with the critical and commercial catastrophe that was The Mummy (Rip Dark Universe), and is now teaming up with Scream writer and producer Kevin Williamson to star in a very meta supernatural thriller. Crowe will star in a new movie as a troubled actor who begins to experience real-life horrors while shooting a […]

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Solstice Studios Hires Music, Strategy Executives (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Solstice Studios has made two key hires. Selena Arizanovic has been tapped as senior vice president of music, and Nathan Rodriguez has been named director of statistics and analytics.

Arizanovic joins Solstice from Millennium Films, where she was music supervisor and head of music production. She has worked on more than 60 movies, including such recent releases as “Rambo: Last Blood,” “Hellboy” and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” Her credits also include the “Expendables,” “Olympus Has Fallen” and “Mechanic” franchises. Arizanovic has experience in packaging soundtracks and developing music publishing catalogs. She will report to co-heads of production Andrew Gunn and Guy Botham.

Rodriguez joins Solstice from Warner Bros. Entertainment’s data science and advanced analytics group, where he built statistical models on consumer product preferences, theatrical viewing habits and subscriber satisfaction for the DC Universe’s streaming service. Prior to that, he worked as a strategy analyst for an advertising agency
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Russell Crowe Teams with Scream Creator & Final Girls Writers for Meta Horror Movie

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Russell Crowe Teams with Scream Creator & Final Girls Writers for Meta Horror Movie
Russell Crowe is heading to the world of horror for his latest project. The Oscar-winning actor has been tapped to lead the cast of the directorial debut of Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin. The currently untitled movie is described as a supernatural thriller that is being produced by Miramax. Not only is Crowe getting into the spooky realm with this one, but it's going to have something of a meta approach to the genre.

According to a new report, Russell Crowe is set to play a troubled actor who is shooting a horror movie. During production, he begins to come unraveled leading him to cross paths with his estranged daughter, who fears he may be slipping back into his past addictions. Or, it's possible there could be something more sinister at play. Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin penned the screenplay. Miramax's Bill Block is set to produce for the studio.
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Russell Crowe Starring in a New Horror Movie About… Horror Movies?

Is “meta” your favorite flavor of horror films? Do classics like Scream, Funny Games, and The Cabin in the Woods get you going? Then you’ve got a lot to be excited about for Russell Crowe’s newest project -- an original, untitled horror film developed as part of Scream writer Kevin Williamson’s ongoing deal with Miramax to produce more genre content. Here’s the twisty, tantalizing synopsis so far: Crowe plays a troubled actor who begins to unravel while shooting a horror film. His estranged daughter wonders if he’s slipping back into his past addictions or if there’…
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Russell Crowe To Star In A New Horror Film About An Actor Starring In A Horror Film

When A-list actors have conquered most everything they’ve set as goals, from winning awards, topping the box office, playing in a superhero film, and whatever other items are on their acting bucket list, they tend to start taking risks. You’ll have recent acting choices like Brad Pitt use his clout to star in a $100 million space drama about a father and son. There are people like Robert De Niro who will trade in his tough-guy persona for a series of slapstick comedies with Ben Stiller.

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Naomi Watts to receive AiF’s Orry-Kelly Award

Naomi Watts.

Australians in Film (AiF) will present Naomi Watts the 2019 Orry-Kelly Award at the organisation’s annual gala awards evening later this month in Los Angeles.

The Orry-Kelly Award is given to an Australian whose body of work has provided inspiration globally in film and television and who continues to give back to the Australian industry.

Watts is a two-time Academy Award nominee, most recently seen in Showtime series The Loudest Voice alongside Russell Crowe and Sienna Miller. Watts also produced and stars in Penguin Bloom, which has just finished shooting in Sydney, directed by Glendyn Ivin.

Her other credits include Luce, Ophelia, Mulholland Drive, The Impossible, 21 Grams, I Heart Huckabees, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), St. Vincent, The Ring, King Kong, Eastern Promises, Fair Game, J. Edgar, The International and The Painted Veil.

Watts joins previously announced AiF honourees Ruby Rose, Sarah Snook, Dacre Montgomery,
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Russell Crowe To Star In Miramax Horror Thriller Pic

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Russell Crowe To Star In Miramax Horror Thriller Pic
Oscar winner Russell Crowe is boarding a new untitled Miramax supernatural thriller that will mark the directorial debut of Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin. They’ll direct from their original script.

In the project, Crowe plays a troubled actor who begins to unravel while shooting a horror film. His estranged daughter wonders if he’s slipping back into his past addictions or if there’s something more sinister at play.

This is the first project to come through Miramax’s deal with producer Kevin Williamson. The first-look pact, inked early last year, was made to leverage and enhance Miramax’s genre film content. Williamson, whose credits include the Scream franchise, TV’s The Following and The Vampire Diaries, produces here through his Outerbanks banner along with Head of Production, Ben Fast. Miramax’s Bill Block will also produce.

A year ago with Blumhouse and Universal,
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Russell Crowe to star in supernatural thriller for Miramax

Russell Crowe to star in supernatural thriller for Miramax
Star will play troubled actor who unravels on set of horror film.

Russell Crowe will star in a supernatural thriller for Miramax as the company ramps up for Afm and announced on Thursday the first project to come through its first-look genre deal with Scream franchise producer Kevin Williamson.

Crowe will portray a troubled actor who unravels on the set of a horror film. His estranged daughter wonders if he is slipping back into prior addictions, or if there is something more sinister at play.

The project marks the directorial debut of Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin, who will direct from their original screenplay.
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Russell Crowe, Kevin Williamson Team for Supernatural Thriller

Russell Crowe, Kevin Williamson Team for Supernatural Thriller
Russell Crowe will team with Scream writer and producer Kevin Williamson for a new supernatural thriller set up at Miramax.

Crowe will play a troubled actor who begins to unravel while shooting a horror film. His estranged daughter wonders if he’s slipping back into his past addictions or if there's something more sinister at play.

The film will be produced under the first-look deal with Williamson and his Outerbanks banner, which was inked early last year. Outerbanks' Ben Fast will also produce, along with Miramax's Bill Block.

Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin will direct from ...
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'Spider-Man' Actor Angourie Rice on 'Far From Home,' 'Black Mirror' and 'The Nice Guys'

'Spider-Man' Actor Angourie Rice on 'Far From Home,' 'Black Mirror' and 'The Nice Guys'
[This story contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home.]

It’s been three and a half years since Angourie Rice’s star-making turn alongside Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys, and the 18-year-old Australian actor continues to amass an impressive body of work that includes two Spider-Man films, a Black Mirror episode with Miley Cyrus, Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, a starring role in Orion’s Every Day and the upcoming HBO limited series Mare of Eastdown (Rice will play Siobhan Sheehan, the daughter of Kate Winslet’s struggling small-town detective, Mare Sheehan, in the Gavin O’Connor-helmed HBO series)....
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Mark Ruffalo’s 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

Mark Ruffalo is a chameleon of an actor, capable of shining in both the most modest indie gems of the past twenty years as well as some of the biggest franchise blockbusters of all time. His varied roles have resulted in a back catalog of greats that spans all areas of the contemporary film business and has earned him several Oscar nominations for acting.

Related: Russell Crowe’s 10 Best Movies, According to Rotten Tomatoes

Though a very distinctive face with a very distinctive voice, Ruffalo has been able to slip into the guise of many unique characters and real-life figures. Here are his ten best films, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
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