Movie News

Chadwick Boseman’s ‘17 Bridges’ Adds ‘Deuce’ Star Jamie Neumann (Exclusive)

Chadwick Boseman’s ‘17 Bridges’ Adds ‘Deuce’ Star Jamie Neumann (Exclusive)
Jamie Neumann, who can currently be seen on HBO’s “The Deuce” as Dorothy, has joined the cast of the Stx action movie “17 Bridges.” Sources also tell Variety she has landed a recurring role on Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” and “NOS4A2.”

17 Bridges,” directed by Brian Kirk, stars Chadwick Boseman, J.K. Simmons, Taylor Kitsch, and Stephan James.

Boseman will portray a disgraced NYPD detective who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 17 bridges to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.

Boseman, Logan Coles, and Joe and Anthony Russo are producing along with Mwm Studios. Gigi Pritzker (“Hell or High Water
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title’s ‘Cats’ As Macavity

  • Deadline
Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title’s ‘Cats’ As Macavity
Idris Elba is in final talks to join Tom Hooper’s feature adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Cats. We hear Elba is playing famed feline Macavity.

The Golden Globe and two-time SAG Award winner joins Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Laurie Davidson, and Mette Towley. The pic is currently in pre-production.

Macavity is the only real villain in the musical who kidnaps Old Deuteronomy, the Jellicle leader, and attempts to abduct Demeter, one of two cats who sings about him. The character was originally portrayed by Richard Pettyfer in the original West End production, and by Kenneth Ard in the Broadway production. Macavity also has a hypnotic power. In act two, there are two songs about him: “Macavity: The Mystery Cat” sung by Demeter, Bombalurina, and female feline back-up and “Macavity Fight” performed by Macavity, Demeter, Munkustrap, and Alonzo.

Elba is currently filming Fast and Furious
See full article at Deadline »

‘The Flash’ Movie Has Been Delayed Again, May Not Come Out Until 2021

‘The Flash’ Movie Has Been Delayed Again, May Not Come Out Until 2021
The Flash may be the fastest man alive on the comic book pages, but when it comes to the big screen, he’s positively sluggish. The Flash standalone movie has been hit with yet another delay, as Warner Bros. pushes back the expected production start date for Ezra Miller‘s solo superhero film. Now it seems that […]

The post ‘The Flash’ Movie Has Been Delayed Again, May Not Come Out Until 2021 appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

Oscars: Olivia Colman Will Compete in Best Actress for ‘The Favourite’ as Acting Races Get Clarified

Oscars: Olivia Colman Will Compete in Best Actress for ‘The Favourite’ as Acting Races Get Clarified
When it comes to predicting the Oscars, one of the major hurdles early in the season is figuring out in which categories some of the actors will be competing. Someone like Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained is more of a co-lead performance, but it’s on the studio to decide where to campaign for the actor, and on the Academy to either accept or re-categorize. In the case of Waltz and Django, he was submitted for Best Supporting Actor …
See full article at Collider.com »

Alfonso Cuarón: ‘As a Cineast, You Can Only Make Personal Films’

Alfonso Cuarón: ‘As a Cineast, You Can Only Make Personal Films’
Lyon, France – Alfonso Cuarón’s inspiration for his award-winning drama “Roma” was none other than Cannes topper Thierry Frémaux, the Mexican director revealed during a masterclass at the 10th Lumière Film Festival in Lyon on Tuesday.

In a wide-ranging conversation with Frémaux, who serves as director of the Institut Lumière, Cuarón recalled how he had been previously working on a completely different project – a pre-historic drama set 50,000 to 100,000 years ago that centered on early humans, when the two met at the Morelia Film Festival in Mexico. Frémaux was unimpressed after hearing about it and instead urged the filmmaker to return to his native Mexico and make another Spanish-language film.

“I tried to explain the project to Thierry. It’s a really good project. It wasn’t an adventure film; it’s more of an intimate story. I was doing a lot of anthropological and archeological research, talking to many experts and I was very enthusiastic.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Benedict Cumberbatch to narrate Tolkien great-grandson doc 'There’s A Hole In My Bucket' (exclusive)

Benedict Cumberbatch to narrate Tolkien great-grandson doc 'There’s A Hole In My Bucket' (exclusive)
Film follows J.R.R. Tolkien’s great-grandson Royd Tolkein as he deals with his brother’s death.

Benedict Cumberbatch has signed to narrate the feature documentary There’s A Hole In My Bucket, about Royd Tolkein, the great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, and his journey to complete a bucket list of 50 challenges created for him by his brother Mike who suffered from the disease.

Mike died in 2015 from motor nerurone disease, known as Als in the Us. Unknown to Royd Tolkein, he had secretly compiled a bucket list to be delivered to his brother after his death.

The documentary follows
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Lumière Festival: Javier Bardem on Woody Allen: ‘I’d Work with Him Tomorrow’

Lumière Festival: Javier Bardem on Woody Allen: ‘I’d Work with Him Tomorrow’
Lyon, France – Javier Bardem charmed his audience at a masterclass during the Lumière Film Festival on Monday, eliciting laughter with stories of his youth, learning English by way of AC/DC, his famous family and expounding on the talent, compassion and genius of the filmmakers with whom he has worked, among them Bigas Luna, Julian Schnabel, the Coen brothers and Woody Allen.

Bardem reiterated his support for Allen, who directed the Oscar-winning Spanish actor in 2008’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” saying he would work with him again at a day’s notice.

“He’s a genius,” Bardem said, adding that in this time of the Me Too movement, “I would work with him tomorrow.” He stressed that Allen’s legal status today has not changed since the last they worked together in 2007 and noted that the director had never been found guilty of any crime. “Today, 11 years later, it is the same accusation.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Fahrenheit 11/9 review – Michael Moore v Donald Trump = stalemate

In his latest documentary, Moore’s bewildered fury at the president is powerfully evident, but he fails to deliver a knockout blow

Michael Moore is still reeling at the news of Donald Trump’s presidential victory. Who can blame him? There is integrity, even heroism, in this outright refusal to come to terms with it, to normalise it in his mind. That custard pie in America’s face landed on 9 November 2016 – 11/9. The date gives Moore a cute numerical reversal of his great movie from 2004, Fahrenheit 9/11, and that’s still a documentary that must be respected for calling it right on the war on terror, long before disbelieving in Wmd became a bland article of faith among precisely those critics who disparaged Moore’s film at the time.

Moore’s understandable rage and bewilderment perhaps account for the flaws in this vehement but incoherent film. It restates bits and pieces
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Global Screen takes worldwide rights to 'Kidnapping Stella' starring Jella Haase (exclusive)

Pre-sales on Kidnapping thriller will kick off at Afm.

Munich-based sales outfit Global Screen has snapped up worldwide distribution rights to new thriller Kidnapping Stella and will start pre-sales on the title at this year’s Afm (October 31-November 7).

Kidnapping Stella stars Max von der Groeben and Jella Haase (from runaway hit Suck Me Shakespeer) alongside Clemens Schick. Thomas Sieben is the director. The film will be released in Germany by Universum Film in 2019.

The film is produced by Henning Ferber Filmproduktions (Henning Ferber), in co-production with SevenPictures Film with funding from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the German Federal Film Board and the German Federal Film Fund.
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Liv Ullmann on Bergman, Hollywood, Working with Refugees

Liv Ullmann on Bergman, Hollywood, Working with Refugees
Lyon, France – While Liv Ullmann looks back on an illustrious career as an icon of international film and theater, indelibly shaped by her professional and personal relationship with Ingmar Bergman, it is her work with refugees that she describes as one of the most important parts of her life.

Speaking on Sunday at the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon, France, where she is a guest of honor, Ullmann recounted stories of her relationship with Bergman and her career as a film and stage actress and director, but it was in talking about her work with refugees that she was the most passionate.

As the co-founder of the Women’s Refugee Commission, Ullmann has been an advocate for the rights of women, children and adolescent refugees worldwide for the past 30 years.

“[The subject of] refugees and immigrants is so important, even more so today,” Ullmann said. “To also have the opportunity to meet and
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Adam Buxton to host 2018 Screen Awards

Adam Buxton to host 2018 Screen Awards
The awards take place on November 29 in London.

Comedian, writer and actor Adam Buxton will host the 2018 Screen Awards, taking place on November 29 at The Ballroom Southbank in London.

For more information on the awards, including how to book a table, visit the Screen Awards website.

Buxton commented: “I love going to the movies and watching both blockbusters and tiny little niche arthouse films so I am very excited to be hosting the Screen Awards this year.”

Buxton is widely known for his comedy partnership Adam And Joe with filmmaker Joe Cornish, which they have presented on BBC Radio 6
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Lyon Lumière Festival: Eye’s Sandra Den Hamer on ‘Digitize on Demand,’ the Lure of Celluloid

Lyon, France — The Lumière Festival’s International Classic Film Market(Mifc) kicked off in Lyon on Tuesday with a keynote address by Sandra Den Hamer, director of the Netherlands’ Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam.

Den Hamer offered a detailed presentation of Eye’s role in film restoration, preservation and digitization. The film museum also focuses on research and education in addition to organizing regular screenings, exhibitions and special events.

Described as the “the cinematic memory of the Netherlands,” the Eye manages some 50,000 films of all genres, 60% of which are international works. The collection represents a sample of film history, from classics and blockbusters to cult films.

Eye has restored such silent era works as Sam Wood’s 1922 romantic drama “Beyond the Rocks,” starring Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson, and Giuseppe Giusti’s 1916 “Signori Giurati.” It has also digitized the Jean Desmet archive (Desmet being one of the Netherland’s first film
See full article at Variety - Film News »

'No goodbye at the end of phone calls': readers on things only done in movies

Following on from our examples of things people only do in the movies, we’ve put together a selection of your suggestions

They don’t say goodbye at the end of phone calls in films or even wrap them up in any kind of way which I actually like. They just hang up after the main part of the conversation is done. I started doing this but people just called me back to ask if my signal had cut out. GhostWiper
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Keira Knightley Heads Cast of Pathe’s ‘Misbehaviour’

Keira Knightley Heads Cast of Pathe’s ‘Misbehaviour’
Keira Knightley is set to star in Miss World pageant comedy drama “Misbehaviour” for Pathé. Pathé will present the film, which is directed by BAFTA-winner Philippa Lowthorpe, to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.

“Misbehaviour” is based on the true events of the 1970 Miss World pageant in London, when a global audience witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head. The most-watched television show in the world at the time, with more than 100 million viewers, the 1970 Miss World pageant saw the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieve overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast, hosted by Bob Hope, claiming that such beauty competitions demeaned women. When the show resumed, the result caused further uproar when Miss Grenada became the first black woman to be crowned Miss World, beating the favorite. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessie Buckley co-star in the film.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Claire Denis: Physical Detail, Fierce Politics, Bracing Formalism

Claire Denis: Physical Detail, Fierce Politics, Bracing Formalism
In the ranks of international arthouse auteurs, the status of Claire Denis is curiously ambiguous: depending on which lens you look through, she’s either among the most venerated or the most undervalued filmmakers working today. Ask the critical community, and you’ll leave very much with the former impression. Many writers, this one included, will heap her with lofty superlatives, “greatest working filmmaker” among them; in the last edition of Sight & Sound magazine’s famous decennial critics’ poll of the greatest films of all time, her hypnotic 1998 masterwork “Beau Travail” was one of just four films from the last 20 years to place in the top 100.

And yet, 30 years and 13 features into a career at once dauntingly consistent and thrillingly unpredictable, the diminutive 72-year-old Frenchwoman is held in curiously circumspect regard by her own industry. She has never won an award at Cannes, Venice or Berlin, with a Locarno Golden
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley to star in 'Misbehaviour' for Pathé, Left Bank

Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley to star in 'Misbehaviour' for Pathé, Left Bank
Three GirlsPhilippa Lowthorpe will direct.

Keira Knightley and former Screen Stars of Tomorrow Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessie Buckley have boarded Miss World feature Misbehaviour.

The Crown outfit Left Bank Pictures is producing and Pathé will be starting sales at the upcoming American Film Market.

Pathé will also distribute in the UK, France and Switzerland.

Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls) will direct the feature, from a screenplay by Rebecca Frayn with revisions by Gaby Chiappe (Their Finest).

The story is based on the 1970 Miss World competition, hosted by Bob Hope in London. The live broadcast, watched by more than 100 million viewers at the time,
See full article at ScreenDaily »

First look at Sarah Gavron's 'Girl Untitled' (exclusive)

First look at Sarah Gavron's 'Girl Untitled' (exclusive)
Film stars a group of non-actors as teenagers from a fictional girls’ school.

Screen can unveil an exclusive first look at Suffragette director Sarah Gavron’s next feature – working title Girl Untitled – which has now wrapped shooting in the UK.

The film stars a group of non-actors as a lively, multi-cultural group of teenagers from a fictional girls’ state school in London. Casting director Lucy Pardee, Gavron and the production team found the girls over a two-year-long casting and workshopping process.

Shooting took place at locations in East London and was done in story order.

Altitude Film Sales will be
See full article at ScreenDaily »

'Fear The Walking Dead' star Colman Domingo developing Alzheimer's drama at AMC Networks

'Fear The Walking Dead' star Colman Domingo developing Alzheimer's drama at AMC Networks
Series will mark multi-hatted star’s first foray into creating and directing own TV show after successful stage shows and musicals.

Multi-hyphenate Us actor, screenwriter and theatre director Colman Domingo, best known for his starring role as Victor Strand in hit series Fear The Walking Dead, is developing his first drama series at AMC Networks, a family comedy-drama revolving around a strong family matriarch who is slowly losing her mind to Alzheimer’s.

Domingo announced the project during a Mipcom keynote speech by Josh Sapan, CEO and president of Acm Networks, which created the Fear The Walking Dead franchise and its predecessor The Walking Dead.
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Lithuanian Duo’s Faith Tested in ‘The Cloud’

Lithuanian Duo’s Faith Tested in ‘The Cloud’
A girl’s mysterious disappearance sends her bereaved mother on a search for answers. But the unsettling truths she discovers will force her to rethink her ideas of God and faith, in a potentially haunting series that probes at eternal questions about life after death.

The Cloud” is partly set on earth and partly in an imagined afterlife, where human consciousness is uploaded into a digital blizzard of zeros and ones. Created by Lithuania’s Domanté Urmonaité and Martynas Mendelis, the 8 x 50’ series was selected for the drama series pitching competition in Mia.

Built around the season-long story arc of the girl’s disappearance, “The Cloud” will use parallel story lines to explore existential dilemmas about faith, mortality and the afterlife. “How far can blind faith take you? How far can we go by trusting our lives to artificial minds?” the creators asked. “At its core, ‘The Cloud’ is a show about faith.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Ray & Liz review – brutal study of a family coming to pieces

Richard Billingham’s bleak feature-directing debut captures the claustrophobic loneliness of a couple cut off from everyone, including each other

Photographer and artist Richard Billingham makes his feature-directing debut with the bleak Ray & Liz. It was developed from earlier video works and his 1996 collection of photographic studies, entitled Ray’s a Laugh, after the old Ted Ray radio comedy. They were stark, uncompromisingly painful shots of his hard-drinking dad, Ray, and hard-smoking mum, Liz, and originally formed part of Charles Saatchi’s Yba exhibition Sensation with Damien Hirst et al.

Ray and Liz were, of course, depressed – not a diagnosis we were encouraged to make back in the ironic Cool Britannia 90s. This film version makes it clearer and expands the images’ implications into grim and sometimes funny vignettes, fragments of a fragmented family life. The whole film is like an incomplete fragment, intriguing if frustrating.

Patrick Romer plays Ray as an old man,
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »
An error has occured. Please try again.

Recently Viewed