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Tye Sheridan Looks Back on ‘The Tree of Life’ and What He Learned From Terrence Malick at 11 Years Old

Tye Sheridan Looks Back on ‘The Tree of Life’ and What He Learned From Terrence Malick at 11 Years Old
Tye Sheridan is front and center in Steven Spielberg’s new blockbuster hopeful “Ready Player One,” but the movie is hardly the first time the young actor has worked with one of the greatest living directors in cinema. Sheridan made his feature acting debut in “The Tree of Life,” and he shot Terrence Malick’s magnum opus when he was only 11 years old. As the actor explains on Variety’s Playback Podcast, working with Malick on his first film set a very unusual precedent.

“That was my first experience ever on a film set,” Sheridan said. “The fact that I never saw a script and I didn’t know what we were shooting until literally the moment we arrived on set, for me, I thought that was normal when I was 11 years old working on this movie.”

Sheridan eventually learned on subsequent film projects like Jeff Nichols’ “Mud” and David Gordon Green
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Playback: Tye Sheridan on ‘Ready Player One’ and Learning From Terrence Malick

Playback: Tye Sheridan on ‘Ready Player One’ and Learning From Terrence Malick
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

The 21-year-old actor Tye Sheridan is in full gallop on a career that began 10 years ago when he was plucked from the sidelines by Terrence Malick for the 2011 film “The Tree of Life.” After finding his stride in movies like Jeff Nichols’ “Mud” and Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Sheridan — one of Variety‘s 10 Actors to Watch in 2014 — has a pair of studio blockbusters set for 2018: “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” in which he’ll reprise the role of Cyclops later in the fall, and Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” a dream project for a young man who grew up on a steady diet of Spielberg’s spectacles in Texas.

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‘Ready Player One’: How Zak Penn Wrote the Impossible Steven Spielberg Movie

‘Ready Player One’: How Zak Penn Wrote the Impossible Steven Spielberg Movie
When screenwriter Zak Penn read galleys in 2011 for Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One,” he had a thought: “This will never get made.” The sprawling novel was wall to wall with ’80s references, everything from movies “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai,” “Batman” and “Back to the Future” to video games Halo, Minecraft, Tomb Raider, and Dungeons and Dragons.

“It was so enormous, the scope was so huge,” Penn said in a phone interview. “It would cost $250 million. This guy sucked every interest I have in my brain and put it into a book. It appealed on a visceral level, but as a job, ‘This isn’t going to happen.'”

Two years later, the writer of McU movies like “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “The Avengers” reconsidered. Penn realized that his nostalgic 2014 documentary “Atari: Game Over” — in which Cline was a subject — was perfect preparation for adapting this cinematic valentine to ’80s pop culture.
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‘Ready Player One’: How Zak Penn Wrote the Impossible Steven Spielberg Movie

‘Ready Player One’: How Zak Penn Wrote the Impossible Steven Spielberg Movie
When screenwriter Zak Penn read galleys in 2011 for Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One,” he had a thought: “This will never get made.” The sprawling novel was wall to wall with ’80s references, everything from movies “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai,” “Batman” and “Back to the Future” to video games Halo, Minecraft, Tomb Raider, and Dungeons and Dragons.

“It was so enormous, the scope was so huge,” Penn said in a phone interview. “It would cost $250 million. This guy sucked every interest I have in my brain and put it into a book. It appealed on a visceral level, but as a job, ‘This isn’t going to happen.'”

Two years later, the writer of McU movies like “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “The Avengers” reconsidered. Penn realized that his nostalgic 2014 documentary “Atari: Game Over” — in which Cline was a subject — was perfect preparation for adapting this cinematic valentine to ’80s pop culture.
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Win A ‘Ready Player One’ Goody Bag

Ahead of the launch of Steven Spielberg’s pop culture odyssey, Ready Player One, in cinemas this Thursday, we’re offering you the chance to win a very special prize bundle. Simply answer the following question to be in with a chance to receive a goody bag containing Ready Player One items, the perfect gear to help any aspiring Gunter as they embark on Halliday’s quest.

Question:

The director of Ready Player One is one of the industry’s most successful and influential filmmakers, the Chairman of Amblin Pictures and, collectively, the top-grossing director of all time, having helmed such blockbusters as Jaws, Et the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones franchise, and Jurassic Park. In addition, he is a three-time Academy Award winner. Name this director.

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Ready Player One is out in UK cinemas from Thursday.

Synopsis:

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse.
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Ready Player One In St. Louis

Opening on Friday, March 29 is Warner Bros. Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Ready Player One. In the Vanity Fair review, Joanna Robinson says Steven Spielberg’s latest film, “is in every way a spiritual ode to the boy’s adventure genre he made so popular in the 80s. There is a heart beating at the center of The Goonies, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and more—but in Ready Player One, audiences will instead find a gleaming, digital, golden Easter egg.”

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the Oasis, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the Oasis,
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‘Ready Player One’ Gets One Final Trailer

It’s coming to cinemas in just two weeks and Warner Bros. Pictures has treated us to one final trailer for Ready Player One, the Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the Oasis, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Joining Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mud), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,
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Amazing new trailer for Ready Player One to go along with those character posters

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Zehra Phelan

Warner Bros. has revealed seven new character posters for Steven Spielberg’s pop culture odyssey, Ready Player One, featuring Parzival, Art3mis, Aech, Sho, Daito, as well as Sorrento and Anorak.

Related: Ready Player One Trailers

Based on the bestseller from Ernest Cline, Spielberg’s next project stars Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mud), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Bates Motel), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, Bloodline) and T.J. Miller (Deadpool, Silicon Valley), with Simon Pegg (the Star Trek movies, the Mission: Impossible movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Dunkirk) rounding out the cast.

Update: Warner Bros have released a brand spanking new trailer – and it’s the best one yet…

Directed by Spielberg from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, Ready Player One was produced by Spielberg, Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner,
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Here Are A Few New Posters For Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

Steven Spielberg’s big-screen imagining of Ernest Cline’s book Ready Player One has been in production for quite some time – in fact, in the middle of post-production, the legendary filmmaker even managed to make (and complete) another movie, the awards-magnet The Post. Well, Spielberg’s sci-fi/ 80’s throwback adventure will be in cinemas in just a couple of weeks, and we’ve scored some new posters from the movie to share with you.

These are character posters featuring Parzival, Art3mis, Aech, Sho, Daito, as well as Sorrento and Anorak, all of whom feature in the upcoming movie.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person
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Mary J. Blige on Channeling Her Past Into ‘Mudbound’: Awards Season Spotlight Profile

“Mudbound” became an early awards season frontrunner following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it sold to Netflix for a whopping $12.5 million in the biggest acquisition of the year. Dee Rees’ sweeping Southern epic tells the story of two families — one white and one black — and their parallel journeys adjusting to life after WWII.

The movie is well on its way to earning a best picture nomination, with Rees in the running for best director, but it’s Mary J. Blige’s performance as Florence that really had critics talking. “My goal was to become a great actress. That was something I always wanted to do,” the R&B legend said in an interview for IndieWire’s Awards Spotlight series. “The way I express myself through music, I want to do that through acting.”

Read More:‘Mudbound’ Director Dee Rees on Mud as an Allegory
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Jessica Chastain Takes Aim at the Patriarchy in ‘Molly’s Game’: Awards Season Spotlight Profile

Jessica Chastain Takes Aim at the Patriarchy in ‘Molly’s Game’: Awards Season Spotlight Profile
An enormous talent onscreen, Jessica Chastain has become a fierce advocate for women’s rights offscreen as well. Whether on her personal Twitter account or as a jury member for the Cannes Film Festival, the actress is steadfast in her commitment to calling out misogyny, sexual misconduct, and the patriarchy. In her latest role, as the titular character in Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” Chastain proves she chooses her projects as carefully as she chooses her words. “Things aren’t working with the status quo, and I think they all need to be challenged and stretched a bit,” Chastain recently told IndieWire in an interview for our Spotlight Awards series. “This game that women have been forced to play just doesn’t work anymore.”

Read More:‘Mudbound’ Director Dee Rees on Mud as an Allegory for Race: Awards Season Spotlight Profile Based on an unbelievable true story, “Molly’s
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Tye Sheridan And Mark Rylance Star In The Fantastic Trailer For Ready Player One

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the Oasis, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

As you watch the first trailer, be on the listen for a Back To The Future flourish.
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Enter a Competitive Virtual Reality Universe in the Official Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

  • DailyDead
Virtual reality isn't just an escape f0r Wade Watts, it's a chance for a better real life. Following its infectiously fun trailer debut at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, the official trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (based on the book of the same name by Ernest Cline) has been released by Warner Bros., giving viewers the chance to rock out to Van Halen's "Jump."

"From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person
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Sundance 2018 Shorts Lineup Includes New Films From Don Hertzfeldt, Dev Patel, Anna Margaret Hollyman, and Many More

Sundance 2018 Shorts Lineup Includes New Films From Don Hertzfeldt, Dev Patel, Anna Margaret Hollyman, and Many More
This year’s Sundance Film Festival will boast an eclectic mix of 66 short films across four sections, including U.S. Narrative, International Narrative, Animated, and Documentary. This year’s slate includes new offerings from filmmakers like Don Hertzfeld, who is bringing the followup to his previous Sundance effort, “World of Tomorrow,” to the annual festival, plus names like Marshall Curry, Diane Obomsawin, and Marc Johnson. Talents best known for their on-screen skills, like Dev Patel and Anna Margaret Hollyman, will also be bringing directorial efforts to the festival.

After debuting at Sundance, select short films will be presented as a traveling program at 75 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, and short films and filmmakers take part in regional Master Classes geared towards supporting emerging shorts-makers in several cities. The Short Film program is presented by YouTube.

Read More:Sundance 2018 Programming Breakdown: Big Buys, Actor-Directors, and Hot-Button Issues

Mike Plante, Senior
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Michael Shannon Narrates Sam Shepard’s Final Audiobook, ‘Spy of the First Person’ — Listen

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Michael Shannon Narrates Sam Shepard’s Final Audiobook, ‘Spy of the First Person’ — Listen
Michael Shannon has honored his late co-star, Sam Shepard, by recording the audiobook to Shepard’s final work of fiction. On December 5, Knopf Doubleday will release “Spy of the First Person,” the story of a nearly-immobilized man who looks back on his life while undergoing medical testing.

Shepard died of Als complications in July at age 73, leaving behind a legacy that includes more than 60 film roles and 55 penned plays. “Buried Child” won him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979; five years later, Shepard earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for “The Right Stuff.”

Read More: Sam Shepard, Rip: 5 Essential Performances That Illustrate His Genius

Shannon, himself a two-time Oscar nominee in that category, appeared with Shepard in films such as “Mud” and “Midnight Special.” In addition, the “Shape of Water” actor performed as several Shepard-created characters onstage. This year alone, Shannon participated in a June reading of “Curse of the Starving Class
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Last Flag Flying In St. Louis

Opening Wednesday, November 22nd is Last Flag Flying.

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with Former Marines Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives.

A thoughtful and moving road movie from Oscar®-nominated director Richard Linklater (Boyhood, 2014), Last Flag Flying brims with humor, melancholy and regret as it examines the lasting effect of choices made in the crucible of war.
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Steven Spielberg Has Finally Finished ‘The Post’

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Steven Spielberg Has Finally Finished ‘The Post’
At Monday’s post-screening Soho House Academy reception for filmmaker Rebecca Miller’s long-in-the-works HBO documentary about her father, “Arthur Miller: Writer,” was family friend Steven Spielberg, whose foundation provided bridge financing for this intimate family portrait of the “Death of a Salesman” playwright who was once married to Marilyn Monroe.

Read More:‘Spielberg’: The 9 Most Surprising Things You’ll Learn About the Filmmaker in HBO’s Documentary

Spielberg told me he had just locked final cut of his anticipated Watergate era drama “The Post” (Twentieth Century Fox, December 22), which stars Meryl Streep as Washington Post owner Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee. Spielberg will complete the final sound mix with John Williams’ score next Monday. Fox will book late November screenings to meet critics’ group deadlines.

Spielberg is also working closely with Ilm on the massive number of visual effects for his next epic, ’80s-inflected “Ready Player One” (Warner Bros.,
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Steven Spielberg Has Finally Finished ‘The Post’

Steven Spielberg Has Finally Finished ‘The Post’
At Monday’s post-screening Soho House Academy reception for filmmaker Rebecca Miller’s long-in-the-works HBO documentary about her father, “Arthur Miller: Writer,” was family friend Steven Spielberg, whose foundation provided bridge financing for this intimate family portrait of the “Death of a Salesman” playwright who was once married to Marilyn Monroe.

Read More:‘Spielberg’: The 9 Most Surprising Things You’ll Learn About the Filmmaker in HBO’s Documentary

Spielberg told me he had just locked final cut of his anticipated Watergate era drama “The Post” (Twentieth Century Fox, December 22), which stars Meryl Streep as Washington Post owner Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee. Spielberg will complete the final sound mix with John Williams’ score next Monday. Fox will book late November screenings to meet critics’ group deadlines.

Spielberg is also working closely with Ilm on the massive number of visual effects for his next epic, ’80s-inflected “Ready Player One” (Warner Bros.,
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

Adam Driver, David Lowery, and Jeff Nichols Debate Indies, Studio Movies, Netflix, and Legacies

Adam Driver, David Lowery, and Jeff Nichols Debate Indies, Studio Movies, Netflix, and Legacies
Last weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas, Jeff Nichols launched Premiere, the first event of his newly minted Arkansas Cinema Society. The writer-director of “Loving,” “Mud,” and “Midnight Special” screened a selection of smart movies, including Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” hosted by star Adam Driver, whose family spent summers in Arkansas. Austin-based David Lowery brought “Pete’s Dragon” and “A Ghost Story” and producer Noah Stahl came with current release “Patti Cake$.”

I interviewed Driver, Lowery, and Nichols about how they define creative independence as they balance high- and low-budget movies. (It has been edited for length and clarity.)

Working with the studios

Jeff Nichols: I’m smack dab in the middle of the first draft of “Alien Nation” for Fox, trying to balance sensibilities. When you set out to work on something with a big price tag on it in terms of production cost,
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Adam Driver, David Lowery, and Jeff Nichols Debate Indies, Studio Movies, Netflix, and Legacies

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Adam Driver, David Lowery, and Jeff Nichols Debate Indies, Studio Movies, Netflix, and Legacies
Last weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas, Jeff Nichols launched Premiere, the first event of his newly minted Arkansas Cinema Society. The writer-director of “Loving,” “Mud,” and “Midnight Special” screened a selection of smart movies, including Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” hosted by star Adam Driver, whose family spent summers in Arkansas. Austin-based David Lowery brought “Pete’s Dragon” and “A Ghost Story” and producer Noah Stahl came with current release “Patti Cake$.”

I interviewed Driver, Lowery, and Nichols about how they define creative independence as they balance high- and low-budget movies. (It has been edited for length and clarity.)

Working with the studios

Jeff Nichols: I’m smack dab in the middle of the first draft of “Alien Nation” for Fox, trying to balance sensibilities. When you set out to work on something with a big price tag on it in terms of production cost,
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