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Kate Guinzburg, Producing Partner of Michelle Pfeiffer, Dies at 60
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Guinzburg died Sunday after a long battle with ovarian cancer, her friend, journalist Annie Bardach, said.
Guinzburg was serving as a production coordinator on Sweet Liberty (1986) when she met Pfeiffer, who was starring in the film opposite Alan Alda. The launched Via Rosa in 1990 and signed a deal with Sony and then Disney, and their first film, Love Field (1992), earned Pfeiffer an Oscar nomination for best actress.
- Mike Barnes
Harry Dean Stanton Fest Will Go on Following Actor’s Death
Harry Dean Stanton is no longer with us as of Friday, but the Harry Dean Stanton Fest will go on, the annual event’s founder told TheWrap on Monday. “We will be proceeding with the festival as scheduled. In fact, it feels more important to do so now than ever. Usually we celebrate his work, but this year we will celebrate his life,” Lucy Jones, founder of the annual Lexington, Kentucky-based fest said. Jones added that, while the festival made its programming choices months in advance, some of them will carry a particular resonance following Stanton’s death, culminating with the screening of. »
- Tim Kenneally
Judi Dench in Talks to Join Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Artemis Fowl’ Movie Adaptation (Exclusive)
Written by Eoin Colfer, the children’s books follow the brilliant and cunning 12-year-old eponymous criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II, whose plot to extort gold from the secret Fairy People puts him directly in the crosshairs of some of the most dangerous creatures on earth. Over the course of the book series, Fowl becomes an antihero rather than a full-fledged villain, often working together with the fairies to stop a slew of treacherous megalomaniacs.
Irish playwright Conor McPherson is on board to pen the script. Disney recently dated the film for Aug. 9, 2019.
Harvey Weinstein and Branagh are attached to produce. Judy Hofflund will exec produce. Seth Spector is overseeing the film for The Weinstein Company, and Tendo Nagenda and Chaz Salembier are overseeing it »
- Justin Kroll
Sony Pictures Worldwide Lands Package Based On Dan Simmons ‘Summer Of Night’ Fright Novel
Exclusive: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has stepped up to buy a package based on the Dan Simmons horror novel Summer of Night. Mexican helmer Isaac Ezban is set to direct a script by Ben Poole, and Ehren Kruger & Daniel Bobker are producing. The deal comes after the success of coming-of-age horror hits It and Stranger Things. Even though the novel was published in 1991 (it spawned a book series), the framework is familiar. The book revolves around a series of… »
George Gallo’s Bodybuilding Pic ‘Bigger’ Buffs Up With Pair
Exclusive: Dunkirk‘s Aneurin Barnard and The Strain‘s Kevin Durand are boarding George Gallo’s bodybuilding guru pic Bigger. Pic follows the rags to riches tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement, the Weider brothers. Barnard takes on the role of Ben Weider, brother to the iconic Joe Weider, played by Tyler Hoechlin, who was the brains of the fitness empire. Durand will portray the brother's foreboding nemesis, fitness magazine publisher Bill Hauk. Steve Lee… »
Paramount Responds to Mother! Backlash: ‘Everyone Celebrates Netflix When They Tell a Story No One Wants to Tell’
In the words of the prophet Beyoncé, Paramount Pictures ain’t sorry. If Mother!’s mania wasn’t for you, then … maybe there’s a sleepy showing of Tulip Fever you could slip into? The studio is standing behind Darren Aronofsky’s controversial film and its “F” CinemaScore rating. (To be fair, The Emoji Movie has a “B” rating, so maybe take this with a grain of salt.) Paramount’s worldwide president of marketing and distribution Megan Colligan released a statement addressing the critics and audiences who were disgusted that the studio would release such a gruesome movie. »
- Hunter Harris
New Cable Photo From 'Deadpool 2' Is Intense
18 September 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The black-and-white photo shows a bloody Cable screaming into a broken mirror.
"Oh my God, wait until you see 'Deadpool'. It's So funny!!!" #L2 #cableinsanity #cableswole #cablepowered #cableporn," Brolin wrote with the photo.
The initial reveal of the time-traveling character occurred in early August when Brolin and star Ryan Reynolds shared photos. Brolin got in ridiculous shape for the role.
The Oscar-nominated actor has been posting pictures for a couple of months of him <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/deadpool-2-josh-brolin-shows-huge-muscles-new-haircut-1012769" »
- Ryan Parker
‘A Man of Integrity’ Director Mohammad Rasoulof Gets Passport Confiscated in Tehran
Mohammad Rasoulof, one of Iran’s most prominent filmmakers, whose latest movie “A Man of Integrity” won this year’s Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, had his passport confiscated upon his return to Tehran from the Telluride Film Festival. The incident occurred at Tehran Airport last Friday; Rasoulof was ordered to attend a court hearing.
“A Man of Integrity” lays bare the corruption and injustice in Iran through the journey of a man driven by his uncompromising desire for justice. Rasoulof told Reuters in Cannes that he had received the permission to shoot the film from Iranian authorities, but “only after signing a paper promising it would not be completely ‘dark.'”
A politically engaged director, Rasoulof has clashed with the Iranian government before. In 2011, the year he won two prizes at Cannes with “Goodbye,” he was sentenced with fellow director Jafar Panahi to six years in prison and a 20-year ban on filmmaking for alleged »
- Elsa Keslassy
Teyana Taylor, Blair Underwood & French Montana To Topline Netflix Comedy ‘The After Party’
Teyana Taylor, Blair Underwood and recording artists French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and Kyle Harvey (also known by his stage name Kyle) are set to star in the Netflix film The After Party from Def Pictures, WorldStar Hip Hop, Hunting Lane Films and Live Nation Productions. Ian Edelman (How to Make It in America) wrote the screenplay and is directing the coming-of-age comedy, which also co-stars Jordan Rock, Harrison Holzer (Sex Tape) and Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf). The pic… »
‘Kingsman 2’: Matthew Vaughn Says Fox Suggested Splitting the Sequel into Two Films
- Adam Chitwood
3-Hour ‘Superman: The Movie’ Extended Cut Getting Official Release
When it comes to DC Comics movies, the words “extended cut” don’t especially bring much excitement, at least lately. Zack Snyder padded out “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” with thirty more minutes, which didn’t do much to change opinions on the film, except to the most devoted fans. Meanwhile, the ten minutes or so tossed onto “Suicide Squad” also didn’t make much impact.
Continue reading 3-Hour ‘Superman: The Movie’ Extended Cut Getting Official Release at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Oscars: France Enters Robin Campillo’s ‘Bpm’ In Foreign Language Race
France has selected Robin Campillo's Bpm (120 Battements Par Minute) as its submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race. The selection committee had whittled the final shortlist down to three titles and today announced that the AIDS activist drama would be the entry. The "ambitious, engaged" film previously won the Grand Prize in Cannes. Moroccan-born French filmmaker Campillo scored that win with his first appearance in the Cannes competition as director. He… »
‘Skylanders Academy’ Season 2 Trailer: More High-Flying Adventures with New Allies
Now's a great time to (re)watch Season 1 of Activision Blizzard Studios' Skylanders Academy on Netflix, because the Season 2 debut is right around the corner! The first trailer for the upcoming season was released today, and it offers glimpses of the title team's new adventures. It's not just Spyro and his fellow heroes who will meet new allies and challenges this season, however, since Kaos has been busy forming a team of his own ... Spyro, Stealth Elf and Eruptor return for a new action-packed season of Skylanders Academy as they train under the watchful … »
- Dave Trumbore
Jenna Fischer on Campaigning to Be in ‘Brad’s Status’
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The Collider Podcast: Episode 106 – ‘It’ and ‘mother!’
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by Haleigh Foutch to talk about It. Since the film has been a massive success, we do go into spoilers, and during our discussion, we talk about why the film works so well, why it's firmly in the horror genre, what the film's success at the box office could mean going forward, what we want to see in Chapter Two, and more. Then, Adam and I go into a spoiler-free discussion of mother!, why it's good that the film exists, how it challenges simple classification, and much … »
- Matt Goldberg
Matt Damon to Star as Con-Man Doctor in ‘Charlatan’ (Exclusive)
After headlining two movies that debuted on the fall festival circuit — “Suburbicon” and “Downsizing” — Matt Damon has found a new project. He’s set to star as John R. Brinkley, a real-life 20th century doctor who conned his patients into thinking that he had discovered the cure to impotence, in the drama “Charlatan,” Variety has learned.
The movie marks another collaboration for Damon as a producer with Kimberly Steward, who worked together behind-the-camera on the Oscar-winning drama “Manchester by the Sea.” Steward’s company K Period Media, which she launched in 2013 with a mandate to tell edgy stories, will co-produce the movie with Damon’s Pearl Street Films alongside Jennifer Todd.
Venice Film Review: ‘Suburbicon’
The independent film is based on a best-selling 2008 non-fiction book, “Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam,” by Pope Brock. The screenplay will be adapted by the writing team of Brian Koppelman and »
- Ramin Setoodeh
’30 Rock’: The 25 Episodes You Need to Watch Before Tina Fey’s Iconic Comedy Leaves Netflix
Picking favorites when it comes to “30 Rock” is an awful proposition because the whole series, barring a handful of exceptions, remains an extremely watchable and fascinating comedic journey. But with the show leaving Netflix at the beginning of October (and thus becoming completely unstreamable), we find ourselves in the unfortunate position of having to choose favorites.
Twenty-five episodes equates to less than 10 hours, so you should be able to make the time before September 30. And the adventures of Liz Lemon, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Jack Donaghy, and beyond are worth it.
“Tracy Does Conan”
Season 1, Episode 7
The first season of “30 Rock” was a bit rocky, but “Tracy Does Conan” does a few important things: It introduces Dr. Leo Spaceman (Chris Parnell), casts Conan O’Brien as himself, and features Aubrey Plaza as an NBC page (a job she actually held in real life). More importantly, it features a breathless sense of anarchy, »
- Liz Shannon Miller
CAA Signs Tiff Rising Star Jessie Buckley; Primary Wave Signs ‘Human Traces’ Vinnie Bennett
Exclusive: Two young stars have just been signed out of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Jessie Buckley, who stars in the film Beast which just premiered at the Tiff and was among those named by the festival as one of the rising stars, has signed with CAA. Meanwhile, Primary Wave Entertainment has signed up-and-comer Vinnie Bennett, who stars in the Nic Gorman-directed psychological thriller Human Traces, which also just had its North American premiere in… »
Brazil Choses ‘Bingo – The King of the Mornings’ as its Foreign-Language Academy Award Submission
Brazil has selected “Bingo – The King of the Mornings,” one of its most awaited debuts of 2017, as its entry for next year’s foreign-language Academy Award.
Produced by Brazilian production powerhouse Gullane, “Bingo – the King of the Mornings'” candidature also marks a victory for Warner Bros. whose Brazilian office co-produced the title, which will be distributed in Latin america by Warner Latin America.
The submission, voted on by a commission of over 200 film specialists, was announced by the Brazilian Film Academy. It appears to have avoided the polemics of last year’s choice when the publicly declared animosity of one member of the candidature jury towards Cannes competition title “Aquarius” caused three filmmakers to refuse to submit their film for consideration.
Long-anticipated, “Bingo – The King of the Mornings” was chosen from among 22 contenders. It marks the first feature as a director of Daniel Rezende, an award-winning editor on Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” José Padilha »
- John Hopewell
‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 4: A Minor Step Backward, But A Killer Finale [Review]
I’d be lying if I said that “BoJack Horseman” season four wasn’t a step down from previous seasons. I’d also be lying if I said that it didn’t have the best ending of any ‘BoJack’ season yet.
The season’s primary storyline surrounds the introduction of a new character: the maybe-BoJack’s-daughter, Hollyhock, voiced by the supernaturally endearing Aparna Nancherla. She shows up one day, claiming that BoJack (Will Arnett) is her father, amid a search for her biological mother.
Continue reading ‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 4: A Minor Step Backward, But A Killer Finale [Review] at The Playlist. »
- Eli Fine
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