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12 Strong Trailer #2 Puts Chris Hemsworth on the Front Lines of War

12 Strong Trailer #2 Puts Chris Hemsworth on the Front Lines of War
With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the second trailer for 12 Strong, based on the declassified true story of the Horse Soldiers, the first group of soldiers sent into Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While there is not necessarily a direct correlation between these soldiers at the Thanksgiving holiday, the trailer opens with a brief segment that features bits of footage with the messages, "Thankful for home," "Thankful for freedom" and "Thankful for family" before the trailer begins.

On our darkest day, they were our greatest hope. 12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Their mission takes them to the harsh mountainous landscape of Afghanistan, as they try to convince Northern
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12 Strong Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Goes to War in a Post-9/11 World

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer, poster and photos for 12 Strong, which sheds some new light on the aftermath of 9/11. On September 11, 2001, the world watched in terror. On September 12, 2001, they volunteered to fight. Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Nocturnal Animals) star in 12 Strong, a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers, it is a story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.

12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Negahban) to join forces with
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Submit Your Musical to Bmi’s Workshop!

Get ready! The Tony-honored Bmi Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications. Broadcast Music Inc. is the global leader in music rights management and its workshop features 250 composers, lyricists, and book writers, all of whom work from mid-September through June 2017 with theater professionals to guide new ideas to artistic fruition. Alumni include “Frozen” co-writers and Oscar winners Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Alan Menken (“Aladdin”), and Edward Kleban (“Chorus Line”). “A springboard for new works, the workshop creates a learning environment for members to experiment, take risks and learn from moderators and other participants,” according to a statement from the foundation. Three creatives from this year’s 56th class, who raise the bar in their distinct concentrations, will be presented with the Harrington, Jean Banks, and Ellen Schwartz Awards to honor their efforts. The deadline for application materials, which vary depending on concentration, is Monday, Aug. 15. Composers will
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Ansel Elgort to Star in Black Label Media’s ‘Code Name Veil’

Ansel Elgort to Star in Black Label Media’s ‘Code Name Veil’
The Fault in Our Stars” actor Ansel Elgort is set to star in the Black Label Media drama “Code Name Veil.”

Kill the Messenger” director Michael Cuesta is helming the pic from the script by Matt Billingsley. The story is based on actual events, following a young CIA agent as he struggles to maintain his sense of morality while navigating dangerous conditions in 1980s Beirut.

Black Label Media is financing with Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill and Molly Smith producing. Jon Schumacher and Ellen H. Schwartz will exec produce. CAA is repping domestic rights. Principal photography begins in Los Angeles on Nov. 2.

Following his breakthrough performance in “The Fault in Our Stars,” Elgort has become one of Hollywood’s hot upcoming actors; in the “Divergent” series, he appears as Shailene Woodley’s brother. The franchise’s most recent installment, “Allegiant: Part 1,” is slated for a March 2016 release.

Elgort is also
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Demolition sells out worldwide

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Fox Searchlight has acquired Us, UK, Australia/New Zealand, France and Germany while Sony has taken Latin America and other territories on Jean-Marc Vallée’s upcoming romance starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

CAA represented Us rights while Sierra/Affinity handles international rights and closed a heavy load of territories on the tale of a banker who gets help from a young mother and her unusual son after a family tragedy. Chris Cooper also stars.

Nick Meyer also licensed rights to Sony for Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Iceland and Greece.

Demolition has closed in Benelux (Remain In Light), Canada (Vvs Films), Hong Kong (Lark), India (PVR), Israel (United King), Italy (Good Films), Japan (Phantom), Middle East (Eagle Films), Portugal (Lusomundo), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), South Korea (Main Title), Taiwan (Filmware), Thailand / Vietnam (Ipa) and Turkey (Fabula).

Black Label Media, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Fox Searchlight Pictures co-finance the romance.

Black Label Media’s Molly Smith and Trent Luckinbill are producing
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Jake Gyllenhaal Drama ‘Demolition’ Sells To The World

Sierra/Affinity has sold out worldwide on Demolition, the romantic drama from Dallas Buyers Club helmer Jean-Marc Vallee starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts. Gyllenhaal plays an investment banker rallying to rebuild his life after a family crisis with the help of a struggling mother and her unusual son. Fox Searchlight is readying a 2015 domestic debut.

Back in September, Sierra/Affinity took the pic co-financed by Black Label Media, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Fox Searchlight Pictures out to international buyers at Toronto; the company closed out final territories at Afm last month. The project, based on a Black List script by Bryan Sipe, also stars Chris Cooper. It was produced by Black Label Media’s Molly Smith and Trent Luckinbill, Sidney Kimmel and Mr. Mudd’s Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith. Thad Luckinbill, Right of Way’s Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook, John Malkovich, Ellen Schwartz, Ske’s Carla Hacken,
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Jake Gyllenhaal-Naomi Watts Drama ‘Demolition’ Lures Strong International Sales

Jake Gyllenhaal-Naomi Watts Drama ‘Demolition’ Lures Strong International Sales
Fox Searchlight has bought distribution rights to the U.S. and five other key international markets for romance-drama “Demolition,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper.

The film is co-financed by Black Label Media, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Fox Searchlight Pictures. Searchlight will handle distribution in the U.S., U.K, France, Germany and Australia/New Zealand.

Fox Searchlight was reported in October as being in negotiations for the U.S. rights.

Demolition” is directed by “Dallas Buyers club” helmer Jean-Marc Vallee from the 2007 Black List script by Bryan Sipe. Gyllenhaal portrays a successful investment banker, who rallies to rebuild his life after a family crisis.

Producers are Black Label’s Molly Smith and Trent Luckinbill, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment’s Sidney Kimmel and Mr. Mudd’s Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith.

Executive producers include Thad Luckinbill, Right of Way’s Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook, John Malkovich, Ellen Schwartz,
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Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll and 'The Good Lie' Cast Talk Making 2014's Most Worthwhile Film

The Good Lie is titled after the lies in Huckleberry Finn, the type of lie that is a lie for the greater good, even if lying is wrong. The Good Lie, the movie, has a small opening this weekend in under 500 theaters and will hopefully begin to slowly expand to more theaters with it’s poster of smiling Reese Witherspoon’s head miraculously floating over an African desert. The poster for The Good Lie and the trailer for The Good Lie are, themselves, actual good lies because what looks like The Blind Side but with Reese Witherspoon is not, instead it’s one of those movies that will be shown to our children in school.

You remember the type of movie I’m talking about: you have a substitute or your teacher got a little ahead in the lesson plan or you have a half-holiday day so the class gets
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Toronto: Chris Cooper Joins Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts In ‘Demolition’

Toronto: Chris Cooper Joins Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts In ‘Demolition’
Exclusive: Chris Cooper has just been set to star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts in Demolition, the next film by Dallas Buyers Club helmer Jean-Marc Vallee, whose new film Wild with Reese Witherspoon debuted at Toronto. Deadline revealed back in June that Gyllenhaal would star in and Vallee would helm Demolition, based on the Black List script by Bryan Sipe about a young investment banker struggling to understand his emotional unraveling after the tragic death of his wife, when, suddenly a woman he meets in a chance encounter changes his life forever.

Related: Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks For Redemption Tale ‘Demolition

Black Label and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment are co-financing, with Molly Smith and Trent Luckinbill producing with Kimmel and Mr. Mudd’s Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith. Thad Luckinbill, Jason Reitman, Helen Estabrook, John Malkovich, Nathan Ross, Ellen Schwartz and Ske’s Carla Hacken are exec producing. Shooting begins
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Toronto: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts on Romancer ‘Demolition’

Toronto: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts on Romancer ‘Demolition’
Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts will star in the romantic drama “Demolition” for “Dallas Buyers club” director Jean-Marc Vallee.

Gyllenhaal’s attachment was first reported in June. Shooting will start Sept. 15 in New York City.

Producers are Black Label Media, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Mr. Mudd. Black Label and Ske will co-finance as well as produce. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales at the Toronto Film Festival.

The story, written as a Black List script by Bryan Sipe, centers on an investment banker struggling to understand his emotional unraveling after the tragic death of his wife, when he meets another woman who changes his life forever.

See Also: Jake Gyllenhaal on Losing 30 Pounds and Himself in ‘Nightcrawler

Black Label Media’s Molly Smith and Trent Luckinbill will produce with Sidney Kimmel and Mr. Mudd’s Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith. Executive producers include Thad Luckinbill, Jason Reitman, Helen Estabrook, John Malkovich,
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Gyllenhaal, Watts to star in Demolition

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts will star in the romance for Jean-Marc Vallée, who jets in to Toronto for the Canadian premiere of Wild. Sierra/Affinity will kick off pre-sales in Toronto and CAA represents Us rights.

Black Label Media, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (Ske) and Mr. Mudd produced Demolition, based on Bryan Sipe’s Black List screenplay about a young investment banker wrestling with the aftermath of his wife’s death who meets a woman that changes his life.

Black Label and Ske will co-finance Demolition. Mr. Mudd developed the project and brought it to Black Label Media.

Principal photography is set to begin in New York on September 15 in New York City.

Black Label Media’s Molly Smith and Trent Luckinbill will produce with Kimmel and Mr. Mudd’s Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith.

The executive producers are Thad Luckinbill, Jason Reitman, Helen Estabrook, John Malkovich, Nathan Ross, Ellen Schwartz and Ske’s Carla Hacken.

Watts
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Watch The Heart Warming Trailer For The Good Lie Starring Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon stars in the feel good film on the fall – The Good Lie. Produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, the movie opens in theaters on October 3rd.

They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.”

Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America.

In The Good Lie, Philippe Falardeau, (writer and director of the Oscar- nominated Foreign Language film “Monsieur Lazhar”) brings the story of their survival and triumph to life. Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) stars alongside Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war.

Mamere and Theo are sons of the Chief in their village in Southern Sudan.
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‘Midnight Rider’ Accident Still Evoking Safety Concerns

The Feb. 20 accident that killed second camera assistant Sarah Jones on the “Midnight Rider” set continues to impact producing four months later.

“After that incident, I can’t tell you how many crew people called me,” said Ellen Schwartz of Black Label Media on Saturday at the “How Many Wrongs Make It Right” panel, part of the Produced By conference held at the Warner Bros. lot.

Schwartz, who produced the upcoming “The Good Lie,” urged the 100 attendees at the panel — which focused on safety and the role of insurers — to let crews know that they can speak up about safety concerns without fear of retribution. “The biggest fear among crew people is getting fired,” she added.

Producer Deborah Moore agreed that it’s crucial for directors to know that the crew has been told to speak up about safety concerns. She also said that accidents tend to happen in unexpected
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.Something Borrowed. Interview with Kate Hudson and Colin Egglesfield

.Something Borrowed,. the movie, is a smart romantic comedy with the right mixture of edge and fun. Bringing the zaniness is Kate Hudson as Darcy, Rachel.s (Ginnifer Goodwin) impetuous and somewhat selfish best friend. Darcy is engaged to Dex (Colin Egglesfield) who is in love with his law school friend, Rachel. In this interview, we talked about:

*** Why you would like the film even if you.re not a .chick flick. fan

*** What attracted them to making the movie?

*** Hilary Swank as one of the producers of the film

*** How Kate straddles to find the fine line between her character.s likability and innate bitchiness!

*** The film is ultimately about regrets and living life to the fullest, are they living their lives to the fullest right now?

Have Fun!!!

Here's more info on "Something Borrowed" from Yahoo:

Rachel is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm,
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My .Something Borrowed. Interview Bloopers with Kate Hudson and Colin Egglesfield! We Thought the Cameras Were Not Rolling!

We thought the camera was not rolling yet, so we were talking about the movie, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Madonna, and Lauryn Hill! Funny stuff :happy

Here's more info on "Something Borrowed" from Yahoo:

Rachel is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend and, unhappily, still single as her engaged best friend Darcy is constantly reminding her. But after one drink too many at her 30th birthday party, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in bed with the guy she's had a crush on since law school, Dex, who just happens to be Darcy's fiance. When Rachel and Darcy's lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications and potentially explosive romantic revelations. Meanwhile, Ethan, who has been Rachel's constant confidante and sometimes conscience, has been harboring a secret of his own, and Marcus, an irrepressible womanizer,
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.Something Borrowed. Interview with John Krasinski and Ginnifer Goodwin

In the film, Ginnifer Goodwin (Rachel) and John Krasinski (Ethan) star as longtime friends, and in real-life, they seemed to be BFFs as well. I enjoyed the romantic but biting notion of the film, and it was such a treat seeing these two actors. In this interview, we talked about:

*** Third time.s a charm with Krasinski and I, having met him first for .Leatherheads. and then for .Away We Go.. So, we are also officially BFFs 

*** Krasinski is one of the few actors with an open-faced honesty, and guess what? Goodwin is his female counterpart!

*** What attracted them to the project?

*** His character.s .gay. stereotype!

*** Like in the movie, do they subscribe to the notion of .Opposites attact?.

Have Fun!

Here's more info on "Something Borrowed" from Yahoo:

Rachel is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend and, unhappily, still
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Author Emily Giffin Talks About .Something Borrowed.

.Something Borrowed,. the beloved bestseller is now a major motion picture, and author Emily Giffin is behind the project 100%! In this interview, we talked about:

*** Is she happy with the movie version of her popular book?

*** Her message to her readers about the movie

*** Her backstory mirrors the protagonist of her novel/book, Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin). Like the character, she used to be a lawyer until she defied gravity

*** What she felt when Warner Bros. told her they.re making a movie version of her book

*** She tells me I.m Darcy!

Have Fun!

Here's more info on "Something Borrowed" from Yahoo:

Rachel is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend and, unhappily, still single as her engaged best friend Darcy is constantly reminding her. But after one drink too many at her 30th birthday party, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends
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Warner Bros. Pictures 2011 Preview Includes New Photos of Holmes 2, Hangover 2 & Harry Potter 7 – Pt 2

Warner Bros. Pictures has sent us this preview press kit of their upcoming film from January 2011 through December 2011. Most noticeably were the new photos from Sherlock Holmes 2, The Hangover Part II and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

Film Descriptions

The Rite

In theaters on January 28

(Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line)

Director: Mikael Håfström

Writers: Michael Petroni

Suggested by the book by Matt Baglio

Producers: Beau Flynn & Tripp Vinson

Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Merideth Finn, Robert Bernacchi

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds, Rutger Hauer

Psychological Thriller. Inspired by true events, “The Rite” follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.
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Warner Bros. 2011 Preview: New Images from Sherlock Holmes II, The Hangover Part II, Horrible Bosses, Apparition, and More

Warner Bros. has released their preview kit for 2011 and along with it they’re providing the first look at Sherlock Holmes II, The Hangover Part II, and Horrible Bosses. There’s also images for The Rite, Unknown, Hall Pass, Red Riding Hood, Sucker Punch, Born to Be Wild, Something Borrowed, Apparition, Final Destination 5, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Hit the jump to check out the high-resolution synopses and images from these films plus synopses for Crazy Stupid Love, Green Lantern, Dolphin Tale, Contagion, Happy Feet 2, and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

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The Rite

In theaters on January 28

(Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line)

Director: Mikael Håfström

Writers: Michael Petroni

Suggested by the book by Matt Baglio

Producers: Beau Flynn & Tripp Vinson

Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Merideth Finn, Robert Bernacchi

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds,
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Hudson Tries On "Something Borrowed"

Shooting has started in New York on Alcon Entertainment’s romantic comedy “Something Borrowed” starring Ginnifer Goodwin (“He’s Just Not That Into You"), Oscar nominee Kate Hudson (“Almost Famous”), Colin Egglesfield (“Melrose Place”), Steve Howey (“Bride Wars”) and John Krasinski (“The Office”).

"...'Rachel' (Goodwin) is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend, and, unhappily, still single…as her engaged best friend 'Darcy' (Hudson) is constantly reminding her. But after one drink too many at her 30th birthday party, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in bed with the guy she’s had a crush on since law school, 'Dex' (Egglesfield)…who just happens to be Darcy’s fiancé. When Rachel and Darcy’s lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications and potentially explosive romantic revelations..."

Something Borrowed” is directed by Luke Greenfield (“The Girl Next Door
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