Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
During their chat, Russell said that Lawrence was the last person to be cast in their first joint project, 2012's Silver Linings Playbook, as well as their second movie, 2013's American Hustle. According to Russell, Lawrence didn’t immediately book the part of Tiffany in Silver ...
Speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival Saturday night for its Directors Series, Russell revealed that Lawrence was the last person cast in both their first movie together, “Silver Linings Playbook,” and their second, “American Hustle.”
For “Silver Linings,” Russell said, “we thought you were too young and there were other actresses in the front of the line who were close to getting the role.” As for “American Hustle,” however, Lawrence was busy with other movies and “technically not available.”
“I called her up on her vacation and I said, ‘I feel like I would be remiss as your friend if I did not give you one last chance to say no to this role,” he recalled. “You said, ‘will I get to have big hair and long nails and be crazy?
The majority of the discussion zeroed in on Lawrence’s range as an actress, and how Russell saw a “rawness and humanity” in her from the minute she Skype auditioned for the part of the no-nonsense girlfriend Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook, a role that earned Lawrence a Lead Actress Oscar.
Flattered, Lawrence responded to Russell, “You wrote it, I would do it, you told me how to do it better.”
Also, fellow Silver Linings star Robert De Niro popped in to great cheers to break down a scene in the
Collider reported the following story the movie will tell:
Written by first-time screenwriter Elizabeth Sanders, the new film will find Lawrence playing a U.S. solider who suffers a traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan and struggles to recover back home.
And it is also reported that Brian Tyree Henry is in talks to co-star in the film. Henry has not yet accepted the offer, so the role is still up in the air, but he is a solid possibility.
The plot and title for the film are being kept a secret for now, but I’m sure we will here more soon. They are set to begin production in mid-June in New Orleans.
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Lawrence will play said soldier, ending the sabbatical she took after last year’s “Red Sparrow.” An Oscar winner for her leading role in David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” she also received nominations for “Winter’s Bone,” “American Hustle,” and “Joy.” According to the Collider report, Lawrence “has been intrigued by the
Elizabeth Sanders is writing the script. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing, alongside Lawrence and Justine Polsky through their newly formed production company Excellent Cadaver. Iac Films and A24 are distributing.
Details are being kept under wraps, but principal photography is set to begin in June in New Orleans.
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Neugebauer made her Broadway debut last year with the reboot of Kenneth Lonergan’s “The Waverly Gallery” starring Elaine May and Lucas Hedges. Her additional credits include Tracy Letts’ “Mary Page Marlowe,” Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo/The Zoo Story,” Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves” and Annie Baker’s “The Antipodes.”
Lawrence most recently starred in “Mother!” and “Red Sparrow” and will next
Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing with Lawrence and Justine Polsky. A mid-June production start is set in New Orleans.
Lawrence has the X-Men: First Class sequel Dark Phoenix coming June 7 through Fox, and she took a break after making the films Red Sparrow and Mother! She won the Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook and got three other noms for Joy, American Hustle and Winter’s Bone, the latter a breakout turn that led to The Hunger Games and global stardom.
One of the standout young stage directors, Neugebauer made her Broadway debut last year with
The script was written by first-time screenwriter Elizabeth Sanders. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing, with Lawrence and Justine Polsky.
This marks the first film to which Lawrence has committed after announcing a break from acting a year ago. Lawrence won the Oscar for best actress for her performance in “Silver Linings Playbook.” She has been nominated for three additional Oscars for “Joy,” “American Hustle” and “Winter’s Bone.”
Neugebauer, who has established herself as the most significant young director of new plays off-Broadway, made her Broadway debut last year with the critically acclaimed revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s “The Waverly Gallery,” starring Elaine May and Lucas Hedges, with Rudin and Bush also producing. Additional theater credits include: Tracy Letts’ “Mary Page Marlowe,
Spyglass Media Group has secured Warner Bros Pictures as a strategic investor, with the Hollywood studio joining the UK’s Cineworld and Italy’s Eagle Pictures as a backer of the new development, finance and production venture.
Warner will have an equity stake in Spyglass and a first-look deal with the company, launched in March by Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment.
Spyglass controls Lantern assets including the film and TV library purchased in the 2018 bankruptcy of The Weinstein Company. The 250-plus film
Warner Bros. will have an equity investment in Spyglass as well as a first-look arrangement for content.
“For many years, Warner Bros. has been a dedicated studio partner and we have shared numerous successes together,” Barber said in a statement. “Their confidence in Spyglass’ brand and vision is invaluable as we continue to build a premier content company. I look forward to our future collaborations together.”
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Barber has a long-standing history with Warner Bros., working with the studio for nearly 30 years. His relationship dates back to the worldwide release of “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” and “Ace Ventura,” during his time at Morgan Creek Productions. He later worked with Warner Bros. on the
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This teaser obviously gives us our first look at Phillips' new "dark and gritty" character study of the man who would be Joker. Set in Gotham City way back in 1981, Phillips' version of Batman's ultimate super-villain starts out as the rather simple tale of a
Wilamoski will oversee all of Myriad’s servicing, deliveries and post-production activities, working closely with producers and domestic and international distributors.
Wilamoski previously spent ten years at The Weinstein Company, where he began as a Director and ultimately rose to Evp of International Servicing & Marketing, overseeing international servicing and post production as well as international marketing. At TWC he worked on movies including Silver Linings Playbook, The Artist, The King’s Speech, Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight and was responsible for creative sales assets, market media/press events and delivery issues within international contracts for buyers.
Said D’Amico, “We are delighted to have Paul join us as we expand our slate of films for worldwide distribution and as
American Pie and Sex and the City: The Movie are among the films leaving, as are a number of James Bond pics, including Casino Royale, Die Another Day and Goldfinger.
The first four seasons of BBC's Luther will disappear on Monday, while Disney's animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie and all five seasons of Cartoon Network's The Clone Wars series as well as the Netflix-exclusive final season The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions will be removed on April 7.
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“Michele, Laurent and Ennis bring with them a wealth of experience that will help 101 Studios become the home to talent who are looking for high-quality collaboration and innovative teamwork,“ said 101 Studios CEO David Glasser and COO David Hutkin.
Newman, who served exec roles at New Line and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment before a career as a commercial banker and Wall Street analyst, will oversee financing, strategic planning, business development and operations. Ouaknine, the former distribution president at The Weinstein Company, will be tasked with overseeing all facets of domestic theatrical rollout for the studio’s films. Hensley, who served as president of International Sales and Distribution at TWC, will oversee international distribution in addition to managing the studio’s
101 Studios co-founders David Glasser and Dave Hutkin have bolstered their executive suite several months after announcing the launch of the company backed by billionaire Ron Burkle among others.
Former studio executive, banker and analyst Michele Newman joins as executive vice-president of finance and strategy, and former president of distribution at The Weinstein Company Laurent Ouaknine is named head of Us distribution.
As Screen reported exclusively in January, former The Weinstein Company president of international sales and distribution Ennis Hensley is on board and takes the role of head of international sales and distribution.
“American Hustle” got off to a strong start at the Golden Globe Awards, where it won three of its seven nominations: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Amy Adams) and Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Jennifer Lawrence.) It was the most honored film of the evening.
When the Oscar nominations were announced, “Hustle” bustled its way to an impressive ten nods, tying it with “Gravity.” “Hustle” notably received bids in all four acting categories, with Christian Bale (Best Actor) and Bradley Cooper (Best Supporting Actor) joining Adams and Lawrence. Russell had worked similar magic the previous year with “Silver Linings Playbook.”
While Lawrence was the
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