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‘Bad Boys for Life’ and Tom Hanks’ Mr. Rogers Film Get Release Dates

Sony has given an Oct. 18, 2019, release date to the Mr. Rogers drama “You Are My Friend,” with Tom Hanks attached, and set “Bad Boys for Life” to open on Jan. 17, 2020.

Bad Boys for Life” is the third film in the action comedy franchise, with Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as detectives in the Miami Police Department, Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey. The filmmaking team of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah is expected to direct “Bad Boys For Life,” with Jerry Bruckheimer back as producer.

The original “Bad Boys” grossed $144 million in worldwide box office and was the first major feature film hit for both Lawrence and Smith. 2003’s “Bad Boys II” generated $273 million worldwide. “Bad Boys for Life” will open during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

“Diary of a Teenage Girl” director Marielle Heller is helming “You Are My Friend” from a script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.
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Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins, Gina Rodriguez Join Miranda July Heist Movie

Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins, Gina Rodriguez Join Miranda July Heist Movie
Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins, and Debra Winger will star in Miranda July’s untitled heist movie.

Annapurna and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment are the production companies. “The Beguiled” producer Youree Henley is also on board for the project, in which a woman named Old Dolio has her life turned upside-down when her parents invite an outsider to join their biggest heist yet.

Wood will portray Old Dolio, while Jenkins and Winger have been cast as the parents. Rodriguez is portraying a woman who learns of the family’s secrets.

The project will be July’s third film and the first she will not star in. July wrote, directed, and starred in the 2005 film “Me and You and Everyone We Know,” which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Camera d’Or at Cannes. She also wrote, directed, and starred in 2011’s “The Future.
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Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez To Topline Untitled Heist Feature For Annapurna

Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez To Topline Untitled Heist Feature For Annapurna
Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) and Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) have been tapped to star in Miranda July’s untitled heist film, along with Richard Jenkins and Debra Winger. Annapurna is once again teaming with Brad Pitt’s Plan B as the project is slated to begin shooting in May. The plot follows Old Dolio, a woman raised by con artists, whose life is interrupted when an outsider is invited to take part in the family’s latest heist. The Beguiled producer Youree Henley
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Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez to Star in Miranda July Heist Feature (Exclusive)

Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez to Star in Miranda July Heist Feature (Exclusive)
Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins and Debra Winger are set to star in the yet-to-be titled heist feature from indie filmmaker Miranda July.

The project is the latest collaboration from Annapurna and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment. Youree Henley (The Beguiled, 20th Century Women) will produce the feature, which is slated to begin production in May.

The script centers on a woman named Old Dolio, whose life is turned upside down when her parents — amateur con artists — invite an outsider to join their biggest heist yet. Wood will play Old Dolio, while Jenkins and Winger will...
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Miranda July’s Latest Film With Plan B And Annapurna Starts Production In May

Miranda July is set to start production on her latest film in late May.

The film follows the story of Old Dolio and how her world is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join their biggest heist yet.

The project will be July’s third film and first she will not star in. Her feature, Me And You And Everyone We Know, which July wrote, directed and starred in, won the Camera d’Or at Cannes and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance.

Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. Her most recent book is The First Bad Man, a novel. July’s collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-three countries. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker; It
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Miranda July Announces New Heist Film, Produced by Annapurna Pictures and Plan B Entertainment

Miranda July Announces New Heist Film, Produced by Annapurna Pictures and Plan B Entertainment
Filmmaker, artist, and author Miranda July has partnered with her most high-profile producing team yet for her upcoming third feature. Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “American Hustle,” “Phantom Thread”) and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment (“The Departed,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Moonlight”) will produce July’s untitled next film. “The Beguiled” producer Youree Henley — a previous Annapurna collaborator on “20th Century Women” — will also co-produce.

It’s been seven years since July released “The Future,” and she’ll be back onset in late May. Her latest tale centers on a character named Old Dolio, “and how her world is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join their biggest heist yet.” Unlike with her previous films — which include her Camera d’Or and Sundance Special Jury Prize winner “Me and You and Everyone We Know” (2005) — this time July will stay behind the camera.
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Miranda July to Direct Heist Film for Plan B, Annapurna

Miranda July to Direct Heist Film for Plan B, Annapurna
Award-winning filmmaker, author and artist Miranda July is readying her third feature with Annapurna and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment.

The yet-to-be titled feature will follow the story of Old Dolio and how her world is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join their biggest heist yet.

Youree Henley will produce the feature, set to begin production in May. 

July, who is repped by UTA, is best known as the writer-director-star of You and Me and Everyone We Know, which won the Camera d'Or at Cannes and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance. July is...
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Miranda July Sets Family Drama Movie With Plan B, Annapurna

Miranda July Sets Family Drama Movie With Plan B, Annapurna
Miranda July will start production on an untitled family drama in late May with Plan B and Annapurna producing.

The companies made the announcement Thursday. The film follows the story of a character named Old Dolio and how her world is turned upside-down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join their biggest heist yet.

The project will be July’s third film and the first she will not star in. The cast has not been announced. Youree Henley will also produce. Henry’s credits include Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” and Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women.”

July wrote, directed, and starred in the 2005 film “Me and You and Everyone We Know,” which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Camera d’Or at Cannes. She also wrote, directed, and starred in 2011’s “The Future.”

July’s most recent book is the novel “The First Bad Man.
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A24 and Rt Features Reuniting with The Witch Director Robert Eggers for New Fantasy Horror Movie The Lighthouse, Starring Robert Pattinson

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After teaming up with Robert Eggers for his renowned 2015 film, The Witch, Rt Features and A24 will reunite with the visionary filmmaker for his next movie, a horror fantasy film called The Lighthouse, starring Robert Pattinson:

Press Release: (Los Angeles, CA) February 15, 2018 - Rt Features and A24 announced today they will reteam with Robert Eggers on The Lighthouse, the renowned filmmaker’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to The Witch. The new project is a fantasy horror story set in the world of old sea-faring myths, and will go into production this spring. Robert Pattinson, coming off his highly touted performance for Good Time, has joined the project.

The script was written by Robert Eggers and Max Eggers. Rt Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira and Lourenço Sant’ Anna developed the project with Eggers and will produce, alongside Parts & Labor’s Jay Van Hoy, and Youree Henley. A24 acquired worldwide rights and will distribute the film in the U.
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Robert Pattinson joins The Witch director's new horror

David Crow Feb 16, 2018

Robert Pattinson will be joining Willem Dafoe in the New England set horror, The Lighthouse, the next film from The Witch's Robert Eggers.

At least in the world of indies and 'micro-budget' studio efforts, we’re experiencing something of a horror and thriller renaissance. In the last few years alone, films like It Follows, Get Out, and The Babadook have broken through. And then there's also The Witch, a self-described New England folktale whose passion for historic accuracy (and mythological fidelity) made you believe that goats could speak. It made us wonder what its writer-director Robert Eggers does next. And now we've got the answer.

Eggers has cemented his relationship with indie studio A24 with the upcoming “seafaring” horror, The Lighthouse. And the film has now lured Robert Pattinson to live deliciously on its shores.

As relayed via Deadline, Pattinson has signed on to star alongside
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​Robert Pattinson to star in Robert Eggers fantasy horror 'The Lighthouse'

​Robert Pattinson to star in Robert Eggers fantasy horror 'The Lighthouse'
Production on The Witch follow-up to commence in spring.

Robert Pattinson has joined Willem Dafoe on The Lighthouse, Robert Eggers’ follow-up to The Witch that also reunites Rt Features and A24.

The project is a fantasy horror story set in the world of sea-faring myths and is scheduled to start production this spring.

Robert Eggers and Max Eggers wrote the screenplay, and Rt Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira and Lourenço Sant’ Anna developed the project with Eggers and will produce alongside Parts & Labor’s Jay Van Hoy, and Youree Henley.

A24 acquired worldwide rights and New Regency has joined The Lighthouse as a co-financier.

Eggers said: “I am extremely happy to be working with Rt, A24, and Parts & Labor again. Along with New Regency, they are providing me and my collaborators with the support and freedom to make this film the way it needs to be made. It’s a privilege.”

Teixeira added: “Pattinson is one of the most talented
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Tom Hanks To Play Mr. Rogers In You Are My Friend – Marielle Heller Directing

TriStar Pictures announced on Monday they have acquired worldwide rights to You Are My Friend, from Big Beach (Little Miss Sunshine, Loving).

Tom Hanks is attached to star as Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the pioneering children’s television series from The Fred Rogers Company that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl) will direct from a screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (Transparent, Beautiful Ruins). Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf of Big Beach will produce alongside Youree Henley (The Beguiled, 20th Century Woman). Leah Holzer of Big Beach will executive produce, along with Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster.

The project originated from a true story developed by Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster, first appearing on the Black List in 2013.

You Are My Friend is inspired by a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod. In the heart-warming story, a cynical journalist begrudgingly
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Tom Hanks to star as Mr. Rogers in biopic You Are My Friend

Tristar Pictures have announced the casting of Tom Hanks to play Fred Rogers, the children’s television icon who created Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, in a biopic titled You Are My Friend. Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl) will direct the film from a script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster (Transparent, Beautiful Ruins).

You Are My Friend is inspired by a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod. In the heart-warming story, a cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.

Production on the film will start in September. It will be produced by Big Beach’s Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf alongside Youree Henley (The Beguiled, 20th Century Woman).

“This is the perfect alchemy of talent coming together at the perfect time to remind us all of the transformative power of
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Tom Hanks to play famed TV Personality Mr. Rogers in biopic You Are My Friend

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Tom Hanks is no stranger to putting his acting skills to good use in the portrayal of real-life characters over the years. He’ll be doing it yet again, as the veteran actor has signed up to play TV Personality Mr. Rogers in the biopic You Are My Friend.

The film is inspired by a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod. In the story, a cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.

Rogers was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. Rogers was famous for creating, hosting, and composing the theme music for the educational preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968–2001), which featured his kind-hearted, grandfatherly personality, and directness to his audiences.

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Tom Hanks to play Mr. Rogers in new film

David Crow Jan 30, 2018

Tom Hanks has been cast as the star of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood in the new biopic, You Are My Friend.

This neighbourhood’s going up in the world, as Tom Hanks has signed on to play Fred Rogers, aka the star of American television's beloved Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The news came from an announcement by TriStar Pictures, which has been developing a Mr. Rogers biopic for some time under the title of You Are My Friend. The movie has been set-up with Marielle Heller, the director of Diary Of A Teenage Girl, pegged to helm the picture.

This is a film that’s been in development ever since its screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster made the rounds when it was featured on the 2013 Black List. Based on the real friendship of journalist Tom Junod and Fred Rogers, the film will give a likely very dramatised
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Tom Hanks to Play Mr. Rogers In Biopic ‘You Are My Friend’ (Exclusive)

Tom Hanks to Play Mr. Rogers In Biopic ‘You Are My Friend’ (Exclusive)
TriStar Pictures has landed worldwide distribution rights to the Mr. Rogers biopic “You Are My Friend,” with Tom Hanks attached to play the iconic TV personality.

“Diary of a Teenage Girl” director Marielle Heller is helming the pic from a script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.

“I’m thrilled to be making ‘You Are My Friend,'” Heller said. “The script knocked me out with its message of kindness and its exploration of the human spirit. As a mother, I am so inspired by the teachings of Fred Rogers and as a human I am in awe of his life’s work. I can’t wait to bring his story to the public and be a part of such a thoughtful, smart group of people who are all coming together to make this film, which truly feels to me like an antidote to our very fractured culture.”

The film is inspired by a real-life friendship between
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It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis

It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis
Sofia Coppola is the promotional circuit with “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). So is her 81-year-old mother, Eleanor, who wrote and directed her first narrative feature, the romantic road movie “Paris Can Wait;” Sony Pictures Classics is releasing it around the country to strong reviews and box office. Mother and daughter will meet, with their films, at this week’s Munich International Film Festival, where they’ll be joined by the man who began the family film dynasty, Francis Ford Coppola.

Sofia and her older brother, director and screenwriter Roman Coppola, also own San Francisco production company American Zoetrope, which their father launched in 1979; Roman runs it day to day. “They seek each other’s help when it’s needed,” said long-time family producer and casting guru Fred Roos.

Roos has been Francis Ford’s producer and casting director since “The Godfather.” And from the beginning of Sofia’s career,
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It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis

It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis
Sofia Coppola is the promotional circuit with “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). So is her 81-year-old mother, Eleanor, who wrote and directed her first narrative feature, the romantic road movie “Paris Can Wait;” Sony Pictures Classics is releasing it around the country to strong reviews and box office. Mother and daughter will meet, with their films, at this week’s Munich International Film Festival, where they’ll be joined by the man who began the family film dynasty, Francis Ford Coppola.

Sofia and her older brother, director and screenwriter Roman Coppola, also own San Francisco production company American Zoetrope, which their father launched in 1979; Roman runs it day to day. “They seek each other’s help when it’s needed,” said long-time family producer and casting guru Fred Roos.

Roos has been Francis Ford’s producer and casting director since “The Godfather.” And from the beginning of Sofia’s career,
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‘The Beguiled’ Brings Civil War to Life With Celluloid

‘The Beguiled’ Brings Civil War to Life With Celluloid
Philippe Le Sourd didn’t have to lobby for “The Beguiled” to be shot on film. Producer Youree Henley and Sofia Coppola, writer and director of the Civil War-era thriller, set to be released June 23 by Focus Features, had chosen film over digital before the French cinematographer joined the project.

Le Sourd was pleased. “I think everything should be shot on film,” he says.

Not that there weren’t challenges. The Dp, Oscar nominated for Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster,” which he also shot on film, acknowledges the difficulty in finding the right lab and the right process for celluloid. “But to bring [‘The Beguiled’] alive on film was a good fight,” he says.

Le Sourd used an Arricam Lite camera outfitted with vintage Cooke S2 and Panavision Ultra Speed lenses to shoot the movie, which revolves around a group of young women and their headmistress at a Southern girls’ boarding school who secretly shelter a wounded Union soldier. He pull-processed the Kodak Vision3 500T 5219 stock, allowing for a tonality he says he would not have been able to capture with digital. “I was reaching for something almost like a gray light, trying to awaken the soul of the darkness that you would feel in the middle of the Civil War,” he says.

Shot on location in Louisiana, the opening sequence of the film depicts a young girl gathering mushrooms in a forest that feels foreboding even in daylight when she encounters an injured enemy soldier. “One of our references was Kurosawa’s ‘Rashomon,’” Le Sourd says. “We tried to make this forest mysterious, almost like a cemetery. We go with her into the darkness of the Civil War.”

The bulk of “The Beguiled” was filmed in a plantation house that became the film’s Farnsworth Seminary. It wouldn’t have had electricity, so Le Sourd maximized the use of daylight and candles; he deployed studio lights sparingly. “I tried to use the most naturalistic approach, avoiding backlight,” he explains. “If you look at a Vermeer painting, you see that most of the light is candlelight or window light. That was my approach.”

The Dp operated the camera himself. He says he and Coppola, who won best director for the film in Cannes in May, didn’t prepare storyboards in advance of the 26-day shoot, choosing to make up shots as they went along. “Sofia doesn’t do many takes,” says Le Sourd. “The fact that she’s not looking at a monitor — we didn’t do any playback — saved us time.”

The pair focused on capturing the emotion and body language of a cast that includes Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning, so the camera was most often in a static position. “We tried to be simple and avoid any showy camera movement,” Le Sourd says. “I find sometimes the more you move the camera, the less you get the emotion.”

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Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning Praise Sofia Coppola at ‘The Beguiled’s’ L.A. Premiere

Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning Praise Sofia Coppola at ‘The Beguiled’s’ L.A. Premiere
Fresh off her landmark best director win at this year’s Cannes Film Festival — only the second woman in the fest’s history to have snagged the esteemed honor — Sofia Coppola was on hand Monday night at the festive premiere of Focus Features’ “The Beguiled,” held at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood.

“Beguiled” stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Addison Riecke, and Emma Howard were all on hand for the screening and celebration, along with producer Youree Henley and executive producer Fred Roos.

For Fanning, shooting the Civil War period drama on location in Louisiana was a “fun” experience — except, perhaps, for the constricting costumes.

“The costumes were just amazing — except for the corsets,” she joked. “Those were no fun.”

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