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Film News Roundup: Danny Boyle’s Comedy Moved Forward

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Film News Roundup: Danny Boyle’s Comedy Moved Forward
In today’s film news roundup, Danny Boyle’s upcoming comedy has been moved forward, James Wan is producing a horror movie based on the short “Milk” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” is returning to theaters.

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Universal Pictures will move its untitled Danny Boyle comedy forward three months from Sept. 13, 2019, to June 28.

Lily James, Himesh Patel and Kate McKinnon star. Boyle, who dropped out of directing the James Bond 25 movie recently, is teaming with screenwriter Richard Curtis, whose credits include “Love Actually” and “Notting Hill.” The story focuses on a struggling musician, played by Patel, and is set in the 1960s and 1970s.

Boyle and Curtis are also producing along with Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Nick Angel and Lee Brazier serve as executive producers.

The film will open against Paramount’s Tiffany Haddish comedy “Limited Partners” and Fox’s untitled Ford vs.
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Fox Searchlight Ups Melissa Holloway, Angela Johnson & Barry Dale Johnson To Svps National Publicity

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Exclusive: Fox Searchlight Pictures Evp of Marketing Michelle Hooper announced today that Melissa Holloway, Angela Johnson and Barry Dale Johnson have each been elevated to the position of Senior Vice President of National Publicity.

The trio previously served as VP of National Publicity.

Over the last ten-plus years, the three have worked alongside Svp of National Publicity and New York office head Diana Loomis under Hooper, managing all domestic publicity functions, and working across the Searchlight slate, and leading PR campaigns for such Oscar winners as The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years a Slave and Birdman. Already generating awards season buzz out of the fall film festival troika is The Old Man & The Gun, Can You Ever Forgive Me? and The Favourite.

Hooper stated, “We are thrilled to bring Melissa, Angela and Barry Dale into exciting new functions within the department.” Added Loomis,
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From Trust to The Romanoffs: how TV's family sagas got serious

The 80s was dominated by over-the-top family dramas such as Dallas and Dynasty, but in the age of prestige TV, it’s less hairspray and more pathos

The beautiful child of a blessed family, snatched from his gilded cage by foreign enemies: Trust, which started on BBC2 last night, immediately sounds like a particularly dark fairytale. The true story of the kidnapping of Getty Oil heir John Paul Getty III by Italian mobsters in Rome is a woozy, decadent retelling of the story that captivated the world for several months in 1973. It also sees writer Simon Beaufoy and director Danny Boyle continue the successful collaboration that produced Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours.

It comes with some powerful performances. Harris Dickinson impresses as the guileless 16 year-old victim - his long strawberry blond locks gaining him the nickname the “Golden Hippy” in the Italian press. Hilary Swank is compelling as his mother,
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James Franco movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘127 Hours,’ ‘The Disaster Artist,’ ‘Milk’

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James Franco movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘127 Hours,’ ‘The Disaster Artist,’ ‘Milk’
Season 2 of “The Deuce” is now debuting on HBO. The series stars James Franco, who also produces the program and directs some episodes. He has developed a pretty notable resume since he first came to audience’s attention on the low rated but highly acclaimed TV series “Freaks and Geeks.”

A year after that NBC show ended, Franco found fame in a highly praised TV biography of James Dean for which he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy award. That success led Franco to a film career which has run the gamut from superhero blockbusters to Oscar nominated prestige films.

It hasn’t all been a smooth ride for Franco though. In 2010 he should have been at the peak of his profession since he had just received his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor for the film “127 Hours.” Unfortunately for Franco, he agreed to act
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James Franco movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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James Franco movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Season 2 of “The Deuce” is now debuting on HBO. The series stars James Franco, who also produces the program and directs some episodes. He has developed a pretty notable resume since he first came to audience’s attention on the low rated but highly acclaimed TV series “Freaks and Geeks.”

A year after that NBC show ended, Franco found fame in a highly praised TV biography of James Dean for which he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy award. That success led Franco to a film career which has run the gamut from superhero blockbusters to Oscar nominated prestige films.

It hasn’t all been a smooth ride for Franco though. In 2010 he should have been at the peak of his profession since he had just received his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor for the film “127 Hours.” Unfortunately for Franco, he agreed to act
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Kin In St. Louis

Photo Credit: Alan Markfield/Lionsgate

Opening Friday, August 31st, is the new movie Kin.

Kin, a pulse-pounding crime thriller with a sci-fi twist, is the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness. Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) and a gang of otherworldly soldiers,​ a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

Kin stars Jack Reynor (“Glassland”), Zoë Kravitz (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Carrie Coon (“Gone Girl”), with Dennis Quaid (“The Day After Tomorrow”), and James Franco (“127 Hours”), and introducing newcomer Myles Truitt.

Directed by Jonathan & Josh Baker. Screenplay by Daniel Casey. Based on the short film ‘Bag Man’ by Jonathan & Josh Baker. Produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Jeff Arkuss, David Gross and Jesse Shapira.

Wamg has your free passes to the advance screening of Kin in St.
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Danny Boyle Steps Down From 2019 James Bond Film; Cites Creative Differences

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The 25th James Bond film is getting off to a rocky start, as they'll need to find a new director to film Daniel Craig's swan song. More within...

Around the same time that Daniel Craig agreed to return for the untitled Bond 25, Director Danny Boyle revealed his intentions to direct the project. After all, Boyle has been a long time fan of the 007 series, even including it in the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in London, of which he directed. However, fast forward about 5 months and it looks like Daniel Craig will need a new M to his 007. According to a tweet from the official James Bond twitter, it has been announced that the Academy Award-winning director will no longer direct Bond 25.

Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25. pic.
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James Bond 25 Loses Director Danny Boyle

James Bond 25 Loses Director Danny Boyle
James Bond 25 has hit a bit of a snag, as the movie's director Danny Boyle has parted ways with the project due to creative differences. The news was first announced by the official James Bond page on Twitter, and has since started to make some fans worry about the future of this movie considering that it is slated to begin production in just a few months.

Bond 25 is set to be the fifth and final Bond movie to feature Daniel Craig, so the stakes are already high to make sure that Craig goes out of the franchise with a bang. Many fans were worried that Craig would not come back for his fifth outing, as he was notably tired of the experience after the release of Spectre back in 2015. Fortunately, Craig agreed to do one more Bond movie. Based on how much fans have adored Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond,
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Danny Boyle Leaves ‘James Bond 25’ Over ‘Creative Differences’

  • The Wrap
Danny Boyle Leaves ‘James Bond 25’ Over ‘Creative Differences’
Danny Boyle has left Bond 25 over “creative differences,” according to a tweet published on the film’s verified account Tuesday.

Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli Danny Boyle and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25,” it read.

Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25. pic.twitter.com/0Thl116eAd

James Bond (@007) August 21, 2018

“We are working on a script right now,” Boyle told Metro back in March. “And it all depends on that really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in 6 or 7 weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now.”

Boyle said John Hodge is currently working on the script.
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A.R. Rahman to Host Amazon Series on Indian Music

A.R. Rahman to Host Amazon Series on Indian Music
Academy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman, whose credits include Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, is making a foray into non-fiction TV with a new music-based show for Amazon.

The five-episode Harmony With A.R. Rahman will be streamed globally on Amazon on Aug. 15. The show explores India’s rich musical heritage through four specially curated instruments and vocal traditions and re-contextualizes them in a modern context. Rahman interacts with four Indian classical musicians from different parts of the country, reflecting how those musical traditions are also connected to their respective geographic regions.

The show's final episode culminates ...
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‘Would love to be part of Ar Rahman’s compositions’: Selena Gomez

MusicSinger Selena Gomez said that she follows several Indian music artistes and that Ar Rahman’s music caught her fancy the most.Tnm StaffPhotos: FacebookSinger Selena Gomez has been in the news lately, not only for her chart-topping singles, but also for lending her voice to Mavis, Count Dracula’s daughter, in the newly released Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation. More recently, the ‘Back to You’ hit maker created headlines for expressing her desire to sing for music maestro Ar Rahman. In an interview to Mid-Day, the 25-year-old singer said that she had been following several Indian music artistes and believed that they are “wonderful”. She added that it was Ar Rahman’s music which caught her fancy the most. She expressed her desire to collaborate with the Oscar winning composer and that it had been on her wish list. “I like Ar Rahman's work. He is a global figure today.
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Amber Tamblyn cast in Y: The Last Man TV series

After the announcement a few days ago that FX would finally move forward with an adaptation of the comic book series Y: The Last Man, including the casting of Dunkirk‘s Barry Keoghan in the lead role, The Hollywood Reporter has now revealed a new piece of casting for the FX series. Amber Tamblyn (127 Hours) is the latest to join the series, which will drop the subtitle and just be titled Y.

Y takes place in a post-apocalyptic Earth where a mysterious plague has wiped out the world’s male chromosomes and Brown, a young man quick to use humor to deflect from his problems, may well be the lone male survivor.

Tamblyn will portray Mariette Callows, the daughter of the president of the United States who has been groomed for a career in politics and to uphold her father’s conservative values. She joins a cast that includes
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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ Changed Movies, and the Oscars, Forever

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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ Changed Movies, and the Oscars, Forever
In late 2008, Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” — a zeitgeist-infused superhero sequel that would come to be widely regarded as the best in the genre — was on a crash-course with major Oscar recognition. Nominations from the producers, directors, and writers guilds, as well as a monster domestic box office haul north of $500 million, only firmed up expectations.

Then, “The Reader” happened. The Stephen Daldry drama, steeped in Oscar-friendly Holocaust trappings, was muscled into the race by Harvey Weinstein at a time when the now-disgraced mogul’s Miramax glory days were fast-becoming a distant memory, and the awards outlook for his newly formed Weinstein Co. was increasingly dim. (Movies like “Mrs Henderson Presents” and “Bobby” had failed to connect with voters.) “The Reader” nailed down nominations for best picture, director, and adapted screenplay, effectively boxing out Nolan’s critically acclaimed blockbuster in the top fields.

It was the last time the
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Outside Magazine Teams With The Gotham Group To Develop Film, TV Projects

Exclusive: Outside, the magazine which has published feature articles that were the basis for both film and television projects such as Everest, The Perfect Storm, Into the Wild, Blue Crush and 127 Hours, has just teamed up with The Gotham Group. The two companies will produce content for film, television and new media for what will be different platforms and distributors. Outside, which began in 1977 and is owned by the Mariah Media Network, is also known as the only magazine to have won three consecutive National Magazine Awards for general excellence.

If you add up the box office for those aforementioned feature projects alone, it totals ovver $700M worldwide. Larry Burke (Outside chairman) and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein (The Gotham Group’s CEO/founder and an avid sports enthusiast), are currently in talks with production companies, financiers, streaming services, broadcast and cable entities to start the partnership rolling.

“Over the last few weeks,
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‘Adrift’ Review: Shailene Woodley Rescues a True Life Survival Thriller from Drowning at Sea

‘Adrift’ Review: Shailene Woodley Rescues a True Life Survival Thriller from Drowning at Sea
Stories of people stranded in the wilderness have always been natural fodder for movies, as ideas of being lost in the jungle or shipwrecked at sea tap into a natural anxiety about the smallness of our place in the world, and the uneasy need for co-dependence that it inspires. And yet, without diminishing some formative examples, or paving over the past’s most hideous aberrations (George C. Scott’s “The Savage Is Loose” springs to mind), it seems as though the whole “lost adventurers” genre is just starting to find itself. “Adrift” may be the first of these movies that actually explains this recent phenomenon.

And it’s been a long time coming: In just the last eight years or so, we’ve seen mainstream American movies about a dude getting wedged beneath a rock (“127 Hours”), an older dude getting stuck in wolf country (“The Grey”), and an even
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Mads Mikkelsen Can’t Save The Survivor Minimalism Of ‘Arctic’ [Cannes Review]

When a director decides to venture into a well-worn genre, comparisons to far superior films are inevitable. And so, a film like Joe Penna‘s feature-length directorial debut, “Arctic,” a survival drama, will no doubt run the risk of being compared to its spiritual predecessors: Danny Boyle‘s “127 Hours,” J.C. Chandor‘s “All is Lost” and Joe Carnahan‘s “The Grey.” The correlation potentially weakens the film, but like all great art, if imitation can transcend or even equal its inspirations, then all the better.
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Cannes 2018: Mads Mikkelsen Gives Everything in Survival Film 'Arctic'

I love a good survival film. I don't really know what it is about them, even though they're all quite similar, I still enjoy every last one - The Grey, All is Lost, Gravity, Styx, Buried, The Martian, Life of Pi, 127 Hours, The Revenant, Tracks, Cast Away, The Way Back, Kon-Tiki. The latest survival thriller offering which just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival is a film titled Arctic, about a man trying to survive all by himself in the freezing, cold, snowy arctic. Produced in Iceland and filmed in Iceland, the film is the feature directorial debut of Brazilian filmmaker Joe Penna, and features some very real survival tactics. It also has all of the usual survival film tropes: just when you think everything is fine, something else goes wrong. There's always some animal that makes things worse. Rescuers never see them when nearby. Despite these familiar survival aspects,
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Cannes Film Review: Mads Mikkelsen in ‘Arctic’

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Cannes Film Review: Mads Mikkelsen in ‘Arctic’
“Arctic,” a notably quiet and captivating slow-build adventure film, starring Mads Mikkelsen as a researcher-explorer who has crash-landed in the frozen wilderness, is the latest example of a genre we know in our bones, one that feels so familiar it’s almost comforting. It’s another solo-survival movie, one more tale of a shipwrecked soul that derives its spirit and design from the mythic fable of the form, “Robinson Crusoe.”

The challenge of watching a stranded man toil away on his own, of course, is that it seems, on the surface, to be inherently undramatic. That’s why nearly every one of these movies has had a buried hook, a way of turning a barren situation into compulsively watchable and suspenseful storytelling. “Robinson Crusoe” set the template by presenting its tale as one of human ingenuity — in essence, it prophesied the Industrial Revolution in the form of a stripped-down one-man show.
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Fox Searchlight makes high-end TV move

Fox Searchlight makes high-end TV move
David Greenbaum, Matthew Greenfield to oversee division.

Fox Searchlight Pictures is launching a TV division to make scripted series, limited series and documentaries based on original material or adapted from titles in the studio’s feature film library.

Searchlight Television will be added to the responsibilities of David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield, who have been promoted to presidents of production for film and television at Fox Searchlight. They were previously co-heads of production at the specialty company.

Fox said that in creating the new TV division it is making Fox Searchlight “a 360-degree hub for creative talent and broadening the
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Exclusive Interview with Jessica Jones Costume Designer Elisabeth Vastola

Tai Freligh chats with costume designer Elisabeth Vastola

Elisabeth Vastola is a film and television costume designer, whose eye for fashion and style has most recently earned her a place outfitting the characters from the new season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones and upcoming season of Daredevil.

Vastola has also had her hands in the clothing racks on set of films and shows including Landline, 127 Hours, The Purge: Election Year, Hap and Leonard, and Beatbox, serving as the costume designer for each project. For Elisabeth, costume design goes beyond an exterior look, and plays a part into who each character really is.

She took time out of her busy schedule to chat with Flickering Myth’s own Tai Freligh about costuming for the second season of Jessica Jones and how the different Marvel Netflix shows work together in terms of tone and color palette.

Questions:

How would you describe Jessica Jones’ style?
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