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Kathryn Hahn to Star in HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Mrs. Fletcher’

HBO has ordered a pilot for the comedy “Mrs. Fletcher,” with Kathryn Hahn set to play the title role.

Based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, “Mrs. Fletcher” follows an empty-nest mom Eve Fletcher (Hahn) and her college-student son as they embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results. Eve, hoping to jump-start her love life, adopts a sexy new persona and discovers that her world is full of unexpected erotic possibilities.

The show is described as a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on intimate relationships.
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Frances McDormand Wins Indie Spirit Award for Best Actress for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Frances McDormand Wins Indie Spirit Award for Best Actress for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
Frances McDormand won top honors at the 2018 Indie Spirit Awards, taking home the prize for Best Actress for her acclaimed role in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” McDormand beat out fellow nominees Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), Salma Hayek (“Beatriz at Dinner”), Shinobu Terajima (“Oh Lucy!”), and Regina Williams (“Life and Nothing More”). Ronan and Robbie are also in the running for the Academy Award against McDormand Sunday night.

This is the third Indie Spirit Award for the actress out of four total nominations; she won previously for “Fargo” (1997) and “Friends With Money” (2007). McDormand has swept nearly all of the major Oscars precursors, winning the Golden Globe, SAG Award, and BAFTA for her role as Mildred, the steely grieving mother who rents three billboards provoking the local police chief to ramp up his investigation into her daughter’s murder.

“Do you know how hard
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2018 Independent Spirit Awards live blog: ‘Get Out,’ Frances McDormand (‘Three Billboards’), Timothee Chalamet (‘Call Me By Your Name’) win on way to Oscars

2018 Independent Spirit Awards live blog: ‘Get Out,’ Frances McDormand (‘Three Billboards’), Timothee Chalamet (‘Call Me By Your Name’) win on way to Oscars
The 2018 Independent Spirit Awards were handed out on Oscar eve, March 3, during a lively ceremony presided over by the comedy team of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. These long-time comedy collaborators returned to host the 33rd Indie Spirits after a well-received turn at the podium last year.

Many Academy Awards hopefuls are in contention for these prizes bestowed by Film Independent. Luca Guadagnino‘s romance “Call Me by Your Name” has a leading six nominations and was locked in a tight race for Best Picture with Jordan Peele‘s horror satire “Get Out,” which won. Also in the hunt was Greta Gerwig‘s coming-of-age memoir “Lady Bird” is in the mix as well. The two Oscar frontrunners — “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” — were inexplicably snubbed in this top race.

As we predicted “Three Billboards” won the same acting awards that it is tipped to take
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2018 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Nicole Holofcener’s The Land of Steady Habits

She has been a fixture as a creative advisor, panelist and helmer who up until Toronto preemed Enough Said (2013) saw every single one of her films preem at the fest from her 1991 short film Angry to 2010’s Please Give with Walking and Talking (Sundance ’96), Lovely & Amazing (Sundance ’01) to Friends with Money (Sundance ’06).

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Warren Beatty to Receive Screenwriters Colony Honor

Warren Beatty to Receive Screenwriters Colony Honor
Warren Beatty has been selected for a tribute by the Screenwriters Colony, a Massachusetts-based non-profit residency and mentorship program that supports emerging writers.

Beatty will be honored at the group’s fifth Annual Summer Soiree on July 22 at Almanack Arts Colony in Nantucket, Mass. Sarah Treem, creator of the Showtime series “The Affair” and an alumna of Screenwriters Colony, will speak about her professional experiences and the impact the Colony has played in her life.

The tribute portion of the event will include a conversation with Beatty. Annette Bening, Beatty’s wife of 25 years, will join him at the event to celebrate.

Beatty has been nominated for 14 Academy Awards – four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two for Best Director, three for Original Screenplay, and one for Adapted Screenplay. He won Best Director for “Reds” and is the only person to have been twice-nominated for acting in, directing, writing, and producing the same film,
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Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco & More to Lead Nicole Holofcener’s ‘The Land of Steady Habits’

One of the finest comedy directors working today, Friends with Money and Enough Said helmer Nicole Holofcener has set her ensemble for her latest feature The Land of Steady Habits. The premise is based on the novel by Ted Thompson of the same name, and it will be using the script written by Holofcener herself. Leading the ensemble is Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), with Netflix revealing they will finance and distribute the film.

The acclaimed director and screenwriter will be reuniting with collaborator Anthony Bregman, who will produce the project through his New York-based banner Likely Story with Stefanie Azpiazu. According to Deadline, the story of the film will focus on the main character Anders Hill (Mendelsohn), who is “a man in his mid-fifties and newly retired. He has long been drenched
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Jennifer Aniston on Sundance Drama ‘The Yellow Birds,’ Returning to TV and Tabloid Culture

Jennifer Aniston on Sundance Drama ‘The Yellow Birds,’ Returning to TV and Tabloid Culture
Jennifer Aniston is no stranger to the Sundance Film Festival, having trekked to Park City for the premieres of 2002’s “The Good Girl” and 2006’s “Friends With Money.” This year, she plays a supporting role in the drama “The Yellow Birds,” as the mother of a young man (Tye Sheridan) who enlists in the Iraq War.

“It’s a poetic story,” says Aniston, who’s also an executive producer on the project, directed by Alexandre Moors, with a cast that includes Toni Collette and Alden Ehrenreich as another soldier. “It’s heartbreaking — these families every single day not knowing if their kids are going to come home.” Ahead of its Saturday premiere, Aniston spoke to Variety about the film, why she’s open to returning to TV, and what inspired her recent essay about tabloid culture.

How did you find this movie?

It came to me from Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon,
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‘Unless’ Exclusive Trailer: Catherine Keener Stars As A Writer Whose Daughter Decides To Live On The Streets

‘Unless’ Exclusive Trailer: Catherine Keener Stars As A Writer Whose Daughter Decides To Live On The Streets
Canadian writer Carol Shields wrote numerous novels, short stories, and plays throughout her lifetime. She won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for her 1993 novel “The Stone Diaries.” Now, her final novel “Unless” has been adapted into a film starring Catherine Keener. Written and directed by Alan Gilsenan, the film follows Reta (Keener), a successful writer who struggles with her daughter Norah’s (Hannah Gross) decision to drop out of college and live on the streets as a mute in some form of protest. “Unless” also stars Brendan Coyle (“Downton Abbey”), Matt Craven (“X-Men: First Class”), Chloe Rose (“The Lesser Blessed”), Hanna Schygulla (“Berlin Alexanderplatz”), and more. Watch the trailer for the film below.

Read More: Catherine Keener To Fight to Keep Her Home in Little Pink House

Catherine Keener has appeared in a wide variety of films throughout her career that have garnered critical acclaim. She’s been nominated
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Jennifer Aniston May Figure Out ‘What Alice Forgot’

Jennifer Aniston May Figure Out ‘What Alice Forgot’
The last two really good movies Jennifer Aniston was in are The Break-Up and Friends With Money. Both films are almost ten years old. Since then, she’s appeared in quite a few broad comedy hits, but few movies that show what she’s fully capable of. Fortunately, we may see Jennifer Aniston in What Alice Forgot, a literary adaptation for which she is in talks to star. […]

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6 Jennifer Aniston movies that are actually good

6 Jennifer Aniston movies that are actually good
We don't want to get involved in the whole 'Poor Jen' narrative - painting her like some kind of modern day Ophelia - but it's true that the recently married actress has struggled to replicate her success outside of Friends (not that's she's alone there).

But among the laboured romantic 'comedies' and dramas rank with the stench of pathos, Aniston has actually appeared in a few cinematic gems. We've searched out these tranquil islands in the sea of Metacritic reds and yellows:

Office Space

A cult comedy with a dark edge but soft heart, Mike 'Beavis & Butt-head' Judge's Office Space was a flop on release in 1999 but has rightly become a cult classic in the years since. Peter, Samir and Michael are three programmers stuck in an office job from hell, which only gets more hellish with the arrival of a pair of consultants looking to "downsize".

A mishap at
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Dakota Fanning is a kidnapper in ‘Every Secret Thing’ trailer

Amy Berg is a rising filmmaker who started her career on a documentary hot streak with the docs West of Memphis and Deliver Us From Evil, and now she’s adapting her first full feature with a story that’s ripped from the headlines.

Every Secret Thing is a Fincher-esque thriller starring Dakota Fanning as a teenager just released from prison after having kidnapped a baby when she was just a young girl. Now a new child has gone missing just three miles from where the first kidnapping took place, and a detective (Elizabeth Banks) suspects Fanning. Here’s the full synopsis:

Every Secret Thing is a psychological crime thriller produced byAcademy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand (Fargo), which premiered in the Spotlight section at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Amy J. Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) and written by Nicole Holofcener (Friends With Money, Enough Said
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First Trailer For Every Secret Thing

First Trailer For Every Secret Thing
Fresh from the Tribeca Film Festival where it played to full screens comes Every Secret Thing, a new thriller starring Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks and Dakota Fanning. The film has a first trailer that you can watch below. Just click the big ‘play’ button and let it weave it dark, trailer-y spell. Directed by Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) and produced by Frances McDormand, this thriller has a female focus the genre is not always known for. For screenwriter Nicole Holofcener, director of Enough Said and Friends With Money, this is a shift into darker terrain with a story of child abduction that sees Banks as a detective investigating a missing child. Fanning plays the prime suspect in the abduction, 18-year-old Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Fuller. Danielle Macdonald is her fellow prime suspect, Alice Manning. Lane plays Alice's mother, bristling as Banks' 'tec comes knocking, suspecting the worst of her daughter.
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First trailer for Every Secret Thing starring Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Banks

The first trailer for director Amy Berg’s (An Open Secret, Prophet’s Prey) feature debut Every Secret Thing has arrived online, which you can check out below. The film stars Dakota Fanning (Night Moves), Diane Lane (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), Nate Parker (About Alex), and Common (Selma).

Every Secret Thing is a psychological crime thriller produced by Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand (Fargo), which premiered in the Spotlight section at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Amy J. Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) and written by Nicole Holofcener (Friends With Money, Enough Said), it is based on a 2004 novel of the same name by New York Times best-selling author Laura Lippman about the chilling consequences of the secrets we keep. The film stars Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker, and Common.

Detective Nancy Porter (Banks
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Watch The First Trailer For Spooky Crime Thriller Every Secret Thing

Out of the vast quantity of movies produced for mass consumption, a staggeringly low percentage hail from female directors, screenwriters and producers. This sad-but-true fact brings to light the very matter of representation in one of the most profitable and high-profile industries, and so when films such as Every Secret Thing come along, they’re worth investigating. And, as it goes, the latest effort from director Amy J. Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) centers around a police investigation in a small American town.

In addition to its director, Every Secret Thing has a wealth of veritable female talent attached to its production. It’s based on the novel by Laura Lippman, was adapted for the screen by Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said), is produced by Frances McDormand (Fargo), and stars Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald. With the movie’s release date not due for another month, there
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Alter Ego Author: Holofcener & Julianne Moore Forge Partnership over Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Somewhere in 2015-16, Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore could fall on hard times. The actress is attached to take on the role of Lee Israel (this NYTimes piece paints the picture on an interesting career choice for the biographer in question) in Nicole Holofcener’s sixth feature film, Can You Ever Forgive Me? for Fox Searchlight. Anne Carey who previously executive produced Holofcener’s Friends with Money will produce. Holofcener is probably on the last drafts of the project and we can almost guarantee that muse Catherine Keener is being considered for a supporting player part.

Gist: Based on the 2008 memoir by Lee Israel, Israel was a respected biographer who fell on hard times and turned to counterfeiting the letters of deceased writers and celebrities (Humphrey Bogart, Ernest Hemingway and a laundry list of other greats) in order to pay her rent. When the forgeries started to raise suspicion, she turned
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Julianne Moore eyed for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

After many years of almosts and nearlys, February saw Julianne Moore finally win an Academy Award for her performance in Still Alice. Now, the actress is setting about picking her post-Oscar projects, with Variety reporting that the actress may have found one in the lead for the adaptation of Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Lee Israel’s 2008 memoir of the same name. In addition, Enough Said and Friends With Money director Nicole Holofcener is set to helm the film.

Published by Simon & Schuster, the original books synopsis is:

Before turning to the criminal life, running a one-woman forgery scam out of an Upper West Side studio shared with her tortoiseshell cat, and dodging the FBI, Lee Israel enjoyed a celebrated reputation as an author. When her writing career suddenly took a turn for the worse, she conceived of the astonishing literary scheme that fooled even many of the experts. Forging
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‘American Sniper’ Shoots Past $200M, ‘Mortdecai’ Nosedives At $4.1M – Sunday Final

‘American Sniper’ Shoots Past $200M, ‘Mortdecai’ Nosedives At $4.1M – Sunday Final
Final Update, Sunday Am: Warner Bros. is reporting that American Sniper will raise its domestic cume to $200.1M through Sunday after a massive $64.4M weekened at 3,705 theaters, the third-highest weekend ever in January, behind Sniper’s opening last weekend, and Avatar’s third Fss of $68.5M.

That figure, should it hold into tomorrow, marks a mere 28-percent slip – the best second-week hold for a wide release ever for a film that debuted with more than $85M. Previous to this, the best big debuts to hold an audience were 2004’s Shrek 2 (down 33 percent in its second frame) and 2002’s Spider-Man (down 38 percent). American Sniper is marching toward $300M, a mark only six Warner Bros. films have passed.

“Many exhibitors are hearing from their theater managers that the infrequent moviegoers who go only two to three times a year, are coming out to see this movie,” said Warner Bros. distribution chief Dan Fellman.
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How Jennifer Aniston Is Connected to Every Golden Globe Nominee in 6 Degrees or Less

How Jennifer Aniston Is Connected to Every Golden Globe Nominee in 6 Degrees or Less
Move over Kevin Bacon! When it comes to working with everyone in Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston may be the actor to beat.

While Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -- an idea that came from the actor himself when, in 1994, he told Premiere magazine that he’s worked with everybody -- has become the ultimate trivia game, it may be time to re-think who’s actually at the nexus.

Thanks in large part to Friends -- the former NBC sitcom now streaming on Netflix -- Aniston worked with a number of stars well before they were famous. And in the years since the series ended, Aniston has shared the screen with a few but key number of A-listers. But it wasn’t until she earned a 2015 Golden Globe nomination for her role in Cake that we realized she’s practically worked with everyone in Hollywood.

Look: 2015 Golden Globe Nominees in Photos

Ahead of this year’s Golden Globes, we played
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Interview: Michael Wilkinson. Before 'Batman vs Superman', Came 'Noah'

With Oscar voting in progress, let's talk costume design. With Best Picture contenders hogging all the conversation, we remain ever hopeful that the guilds remember to look beyond the films as a whole to the specifics of their particular craft when they scribble down their nominations. One of the most influential costume designers working today is Michael Wilkinson who regularly pushes the envelope in terms of costume technology (see Tron Legacy) and I'm not talking about the miraculous cleavage feats of American Hustle which won Wilkinson a well-deserved Oscar nomination last year. This year you can even see the influence of his 300 costumes in those Maze Runner harnesses (Fun fact: Christine Bieselin Clark, one of the costume designers on that film, was once Wilkinson's assistant!)

Prior to American Hustle he was best known for the films of Zach Snyder (Watchmen, Man of Steel) and the costume designer and I spoke
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Jennifer Aniston’s 'Cake' performance earns Sbiff honor

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Jennifer Aniston’s 'Cake' performance earns Sbiff honor
Clearly drunk on Netflix’s mass uploading of all 10 "Friends" seasons, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced Friday evening that Jennifer Aniston would earn its Montecito Award. The fest’s prestigious accolade reconigzes a performer who has "given a series of classic and standout performances throughout his or her and whose style has made a major contribution to film." Previous winners include Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bradem, Naomi Watts, and Annette Bening. Sbiff honors Aniston for her "inspirational performance" in "Cake." "Once in a while a performer who we thought we knew gets outside of his or her comfort zone and shows us the unexpected,” said Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling in a statement. “When that happens it is cause for celebration – and this is why the 2015 Montecito Award is bestowed upon Ms. Aniston." Aniston’s career is worthy of praise, though
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