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Oscar Isaac Makes The Move To Wme

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Oscar Isaac Makes The Move To Wme
Exclusive: Oscar Isaac, who most recently starred in Chris Weitz’s MGM movie Operation Finale and is reprising the role of Poe Dameron in Star Wars: Episode IX, has signed with Wme for representation in all areas.

Isaac, who won a Golden Globe in 2016 for HBO’s Show Me a Hero, has several film projects in the works including starring in Jc Chandor’s ensemble Triple Frontier, the long-gestating dramatic thriller set up at Netflix. He also voices Gomez Addams in MGM’s upcoming animated The Addams Family movie.

Most immediately, Isaac plays Paul Gauguin opposite Willem Dafoe’s Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate, the biopic directed by Julian Schnabel that CBS Films bows November 16.

His credits include Alex Garland’s Ex Machina in 2014, the same year he starred in Chandor’s A Most Violent Year; both films were in that season’s awards mix. He also
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New Photo From Aquaman Shows King Orm Epically Riding a Tylosaur Sea Creature

A new photo from director James Wan’s Aquaman has surfaced and it wants to show you that King Orm (Patrick Wilson) is a badass. As you can see, it features the character epically riding on the back of a sea creature known as a Tylosaur.

When previously talking about his character, Wilson explained, “He’s kind of an eco-warrior. He’s got a very clear gripe with the surface world, which has been polluting his oceans for centuries. And that’s something for me — I’m sure for you too — that’s very easy to understand. If somebody was just constantly polluting our air and ruining how we lived…”

It’s those feelings and that lead Orm to take action against the surface world and that leads to his half-brother, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) to face off with him and stop him.

Aquaman will center on Aquaman as a
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Vox Lux Review – Lff 2018

Popstars and terrorism. Not two topics you’d immediately associate with each other but Brady Corbet’s intoxicating, fascinating and provocative second feature Vox Lux does just that. Formally an actor, Corbet announced himself as a promising talent with his well-crafted directorial debut The Childhood of a Leader. Vox Lux elevates Corbet to one of the most original, intriguing filmmakers currently around.

Split into two main acts and bookended by a prologue and epilogue, Vox Lux begins on a violent event that will change the life of high-school student Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) forever. Celeste is caught up in a horrifying school shooting but despite a major spinal injury she survives to tell the story. At a vigil for the victims, Celeste performs a moving ballad with her sister Eleanor (Stacy Martin) which resonates with the American public. The song catapults Celeste to stardom and she soon lands a lucrative record
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Whose Oscar chances does Olivia Colman’s lead campaign hurt more: Glenn Close’s or Lady Gaga’s?

Whose Oscar chances does Olivia Colman’s lead campaign hurt more: Glenn Close’s or Lady Gaga’s?
The Best Actress Oscar race appeared to be a two-person battle between eternal bridesmaid Glenn Close (“The Wife”) and Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”), the It girl from the It movie of the season thus far. But just like Emma Stone‘s arrival in “The Favourite,” her co-star Olivia Colman has crashed the party, opting to campaign in lead instead of supporting, and now we have a potentially very interesting three-person race. This isn’t good news for any Best Actress contender — Colman’s already shot up to third in our odds behind Gaga and Close — but should Close or Gaga be more worried about Colman’s presence? Let’s take a closer look.

Glenn Close

Close had been the season-long frontrunner until two weeks ago, when Gaga shifted to the No. 1 spot in our predictions. A six-time nominee, she has the overdue narrative, otherwise a seventh loss would
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Johnny Depp, producer Andrea Iervolino to build film, digital slate

Roster includes Ciro Guerra’s Waiting For The Barbarians.

Johnny Depp and producer Andrea Iervolino will develop and produce film and digital content and kick off with Ciro Guerra’s Waiting For The Barbarians starring Depp, they announced on Monday (22).

Depp will develop and produce through his Infinitum Nihil production label and Iervolino will produce through his new blockchain-based Avod social entertainment platform TaTaTu.

Columbian auteur Ciro Guerra is adaptating J.M. Coetzee’s novel Waiting For The Barbarians starring Depp, Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson. Screen was the first to report Depp’s involvement in the project during Cannes.

Production
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New ‘Aquaman’ Images Reveal Willem Dafoe on a Hammerhead Shark

Warner Bros. has been doing a pretty stellar job keeping the hype alive for Aquaman, James Wan's colorful underwater adventure starring Jason Momoa as the aquatic hero himself. The super-sized trailers tease a surrealist CGI feast for the eyes, Wan is teasing an ambitious take unlike anything we've ever seen from the Dceu, and Momoa—through sheer inhuman force of charisma—even managed to make the classic green-and-orange costume look cool. But all the effort seems silly now that we know the studio could have just released an image of Willem Dafoe sitting astride a …
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Patrick Wilson’s Ocean Master and his tylosaur featured in new Aquaman image

A couple of days ago we got a new image from December’s Aquaman movie featuring Willem Dafoe’s Atlantean warrior Vulko riding an armored hammerhead shark, and now director James Wan has shared another still from the DC blockbuster, this time featuring Patrick Wilson’s Orm, a.k.a. Ocean Master, along with the villain’s own personal steed, a prehistoric tylosaur!

See Also: James Wan denies rumours of enforced cuts to Aquaman

See Also: Jason Momoa relishes the responsibility of playing Aquaman

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman”, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but
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James Wan Shoots Down Rumor That Warner Bros. Heavily Cut Aquaman

Though Entourage initially dismissed the concept as absurd, an Aquaman movie is making its way to theaters in a couple of months. In the time leading up to release, however, the Dceu’s gone through their team-up pic bombing, their Batman musing on departing and their Superman possibly being done as well.

While it seems there’s bad news after bad news in comparison to Marvel, sometimes some of what comes out is just gossip on the internet. Or at least, we hope that’s the case when it comes to a new report on James Wan’s upcoming fish-centric film.

According to recent content posted on the director’s Twitter, someone on the social networking site/cesspool of human garbage said Warner Bros. cut 20 minutes of content from the movie. While we’ve seen such behavior before, most notably with David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, Wan firmly denied this
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Willem Dafoe’s Vulko rides an armored hammerheard shark in new Aquaman image

Having been cut from Justice League, we’ll finally get to meet Willem Dafoe’s Nuidis Vulko this December when Aquaman arrives in cinemas, and thanks to the latest issue of Total Film we’ve got a brand new shot from the movie which shows Arthur Curry’s (Willem Dafoe) Atlantean mentor sitting astride an armoured hammerhead shark! Check it out here…

See Also: James Wan denies rumours of enforced cuts to Aquaman

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman”, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be … a king.
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Don’t stop him now: Rami Malek (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’) skyrockets in Best Actor Oscar predictions

Earlier this month 20th Century Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring Rami Malek as Queen front man Freddie Mercury, began screening for film critics. As more and more of our Oscar Experts break free to see the biopic, you’ll notice that Malek continues to rise in our Best Actor racetrack odds. Sixteen of our 23 Experts now believe that Malek will earn his first career Oscar nomination, with 3 even predicting he’ll be the champion: Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Keith Simanton (IMDb) and Tariq Khan (Fox TV).

SEEHe will rock you: Rami Malek (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’) breaks out as a leading Oscar rival for Best Actor

After seeing the film two weeks ago, our own Tom O’Neil raved that “Malek delivers, wows, bedazzles and seizes your heart in a performance guaranteed to be a leading Oscar contender for Best Actor. Maybe even the winner.” With momentum on Malek’s side, we
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Director Shortlist For Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 Has Leaked

Just today, a report started making the rounds that the bulk of directors being eyed for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 are female, and now we’re getting word from SuperBroMovies of some of the names up for consideration.

One of the most famous filmmakers on this list is Jane Campion, creator of the acclaimed series Top of the Lake and director of 1993’s Academy Award-winning The Piano. For a talent you’d more closely associate with franchise fare, however, there’s also S.J. Clarkson, whose résumé includes episodes of Jessica Jones, as well as the upcoming Star Trek 4. In other words, she’s a stranger to neither Marvel nor space travel.

Also on the list is Dee Rees, who’s been earning plaudits this decade for dramas like Mudbound and Pariah, and has recently been working with the likes of Anne Hathaway, Willem Dafoe, and Ben Affleck
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Willem Dafoe Rides An Armored Battle Shark In New Aquaman Photo

Though my excitement levels for James Wan’s Aquaman were pretty low after that underwhelming first trailer, they perked up a bit after the recent extended promo (which reminded me of Steven Spielberg’s Tintin) and I might be inching into hyped now that I’ve seen a picture of everyone’s favorite innately sinister character actor Willem Dafoe sitting atop an armored Hammerhead Shark. As a man who likes both Dafoe and marine biology, it feels squarely targeted right at me.

Originally slated to appear in Justice League, Dafoe’s Vulko ended up (like so much other good stuff) on the cutting room floor. But it looks like his delayed debut is going to be made in style this December. If you’re not familiar with the particulars of Aquaman’s supporting cast in the comics, Vulko’s a big cheese in Atlantis, a politician and scientist who does
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'Roma', 'A Star Is Born' among Camerimage competition line-up

'Roma', 'A Star Is Born' among Camerimage competition line-up
The Poland-set event runs from November 10-17.

Poland’s Camerimage film festival has announced the main competition lineup for the 26th edition (November 10-17).

Among the titles are Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, which won the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival last month and is Mexico’s entry for the best foreign language film award at the Oscars.

Selected other titles appearing after a Venice bow include Paul Greengrass’ 22 July, about the 2011 Utøya massacre in Norway; Julian Schnabel’s Vincent van Gogh story At Eternity’s Gate starring Willem Dafoe; the Coen brothers’ anthology western The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
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James Wan denies rumours of enforced cuts to Aquaman

For all of the talk of their “filmmaker-driven” approach to the DC Extended Universe, Warner Bros. and DC Films sure have developed a reputation for meddling with its directors’ visions when said approaches don’t quite match up with what they were anticipating.

We saw it with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League, and so when a rumour starts circulating that Warner Bros. is demanding 20 minutes of cuts from December’s Aquaman, it’s not hard to get a sense of deja vu.

However, according to director James Wan, there’s nothing for fans to concern themselves with, as the original rumour is “Not. True”.

Not. True. https://t.co/30U3xRyrQ3

— James Wan (@creepypuppet) October 16, 2018

You may recall that David Ayer also said something similar when it come to the theatrical cut of Suicide Squad before stating on Twitter earlier this year that the
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'The Favourite', 'Madeline’s Madeline' among Gotham Awards best picture nominees

'The Favourite', 'Madeline’s Madeline' among Gotham Awards best picture nominees
Special jury award goes to Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz for ensemble performance in The Favourite.

Yorgos LanthimosThe Favourite, Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline, and Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk are among best picture nominees in the running for honours at the 28th annual Ifp Gotham Awards, while Paul Schrader’s First Reformed leads the pack on three nods overall.

First Reformed and Chloé Zhao’s The Rider are also in contention for best picture following Thursday’s (18) announcement, with First Reformed earning additional recognition for best screenplay and best actor for Ethan Hawke.

Roma was a notable absentee,
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2018 Gotham Awards: Full list of nominations led by ‘The Favourite,’ ‘First Reformed’

The Gotham Awards are presented annually by the Independent Filmmaker Project to honor the best in indie cinema. The 28th annual awards ceremony will be held on Monday, Nov. 26 at Cipriani Wall Street. Nominations were determined by committees of film critics, journalists, festival programmers, and film curators. Separate juries of writers, directors, actors, producers, editors and others directly involved in making films will determine the winners. (Read the full report on the 2018 Gotham Awards nominations.)

In addition to the nine competitive awards, Gotham Tributes will be given to actors Rachel Weisz and Willem Dafoe, director Paul Greengrass, and the Gotham Industry Tribute to Jon Kamen. Weisz and her co-stars in “The Favourite,” Olivia Colman and Emma Stone, will be singled out for a special cast award as well.

The 2018 Ifp Gotham Award nominations are:

Best Feature

The Favourite

First Reformed

If Beale Street Could Talk

Madeline’s Madeline

The Rider
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‘First Reformed’ And ‘The Favourite’ Top Gotham Awards Nominations

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‘First Reformed’ And ‘The Favourite’ Top Gotham Awards Nominations
First Reformed, The Favourite and Eighth Grade were among the most-recognized films in the 28th annual Gotham Awards nominations, which were announced this morning.

First Reformed, from writer-director Paul Schrader, is up for Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Ethan Hawke). Yorgos LanthimosThe Favourite, which won the Golden Lion at Venice, captured noms for Best Feature and Best Screenplay as well as a special ensemble acting citation from the jury for the trio of Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. Sundance breakout Eighth Grade got a nod for Breakthrough Director (Bo Burnham) as well as Breakthrough Actor (Elsie Fisher).

See the full list of nominees below.

The noms for the indie-heavy honors from the Independent Filmmaker Project are considered the unofficial kickoff to the annual film awards season, beginning this year’s accelerated sprint to the Oscars, which are set for February 24.

This year’s Gotham winners
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‘First Reformed,’ ‘The Favourite’ Lead Gotham Awards Nominations for Independent Film

‘First Reformed,’ ‘The Favourite’ Lead Gotham Awards Nominations for Independent Film
Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,” Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Joseph Decker’s “Madeline’s Madeline” and Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider” have been nominated for the top award at the Ifp Gotham Awards, the Independent Filmmaker Project announced on Thursday.

In nominations that were evenly distributed among 19 independent movies, “First Reformed” led all films with three nominations – one for the film, one for lead actor Ethan Hawke and one for Schrader’s screenplay about a pastor tortured by the death of his son in Iraq.

The Favourite,” a twisted period piece set in early 18th century England, received nominations for film and screenplay, as well as a special Gotham Awards voted to its three leading actresses: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

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Other films with multiple nominations included “Beale Street,
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Luca Guadagnino to Direct Film Inspired by Classic Bob Dylan Album

Luca Guadagnino to Direct Film Inspired by Classic Bob Dylan Album
Luca Guadagnino’s next project is inspired by one of Bob Dylan’s most iconic albums.

The “Suspiria” director is attached to direct a film based on Dylan’s 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks.” “The Fisher King” scribe Richard Lagravenese will write the screenplay, individuals with knowledge of the project confirmed to TheWrap.

The film is based on an idea by Rt Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira, who is producing with Guadagnino, reteaming with him after previously producing “Call Me By Your Name.” Rt’s Sophie Mas and Lourenço Sant’ Anna are executive producing alongside Marco Morabito.

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The film will revolve around some of the central themes of Dylan’s album, which included “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Simple Twist of Fate” and “Shelter from the Storm.”

“Bringing this project to life is a dream to me,
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Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ Album Getting Movie Treatment

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ Album Getting Movie Treatment
Bob Dylan’s album “Blood on the Tracks” is headed to the big screen, thanks to “Call Me by Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino.

The Oscar nominee is retreaming with Rt Features on a movie inspired by Dylan’s seminal 1975 album.

Richard Lagravenese will pen the script of the drama, which is based on an idea by Rt FeaturesRodrigo Teixeira, who is producing with Guadagnino. Rt’s Sophie Mas and Lourenço Sant’ Anna are executive producing alongside Marco Morabito.

“Blood on the Tracks” is Dylan’s 15th studio album, released by Columbia Records and acclaimed as one of his greatest. The platinum-selling record, which contains songs including, “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Simple Twist of Fate,” and “Shelter from the Storm,” is ranked by Rolling Stone as the 16th greatest album of all time.

“Bringing this project to life is a dream to me,” Teixeira said. “We worked for a
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