Posts Tagged ‘news’

Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics to Pick Up ‘Grandma’

January 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures Classics is nearing a deal for worldwide rights to “Grandma,” Variety has confirmed. The comedy features a standout performance from Lily Tomlin that could factor into future awards races. The pact is in the $2 million range. The film co-stars Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer and Julia Garner. Paul Weitz (“Admission”) directs. In... Read more

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Taiwan’s Catchplay Backs New Regency Slate

January 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lineup includes Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio-starring "the Revenant"

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Sundance: Fox Searchlight Acquires ‘Brooklyn’ Starring Saoirse Ronan

January 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Brooklyn,” a heartwarming and emotional story about an immigrant’s journey to New York, has sold to Fox Searchlight, Variety has confirmed. The bidding for the project, which sparked interest from a number of studios including The Weinstein Co., Focus Features and Roadside, went for $9 million. “Brookyln” premiered on Monday night, to both sniffling and... Read more

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Rainn Wilson Shares His Favorite Super Bowl Ad (He Just Can’t Remember What It’s For)

January 27, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Rainn Wilson Age 49 Claim to Fame

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Film Factory Picks Up Pablo Trapero’s ‘The Clan’ (EXCLUSIVE)

January 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Zeroing in on one of the most anticipated Latin titles this year, in the run-up to the Berlin Film Festival, Spain’s Film Factory Ent. has acquired world sales rights outside Latin America to “The Clan,” an ‘80s –set suspense thriller which marks the next film from Argentina’s Pablo Trapero (“White Elephant,” “Lion’s Den”). Film Factory... Read more

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CBS Orders ‘Rush Hour’ Drama Pilot, 2 More Comedies

January 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS has ordered a drama pilot based on the “Rush Hour” action pic franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. The Warner Bros. TV pilot was written by comedy vets Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick. “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner and producer Arthur Sarkissian are exec producing with Lawrence, McCormick and Jeff Ingold of Lawrence’s... Read more

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Sundance: Lionsgate Close to Picking Up Keanu Reeves’ ‘Knock Knock’ for $3 Million

January 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lionsgate is nearing a deal to pick up Keanu Reeves’ latest, “Knock Knock,” in a $3 million deal, sources confirm. The thriller is directed by “Hostel” helmer Eli Roth, who wrote the script along with Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo. Reeves stars as a married man who lets two attractive women into his home while... Read more

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Emma Watson Cast as Belle in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

January 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Emma Watson will star Disney’s live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” as the lead character Belle. Disney made the announcement Monday, saying that production will begin later this year. No release date has been set. The film will be directed by Bill Condon (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”), who was announced as director in June.... Read more

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Ruben Ostlund Talks About His New Film, ‘The Square’ (EXCLUSIVE)

January 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

GOTEBORG  Merely 40 years old, Swedish director Ruben Ostlund has already been honored with a touring retrospective in the U.S., taking place January to April and taking in 15 American cities, from New York’s Lincoln Center to the Cinefamily in Los Angeles. “In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Ostlund” includes short films... Read more

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Viola Davis & Uzo Aduba Make SAG History: Both Lead Actress Titles Won By Black Women

January 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Viola Davis won the outstanding lead drama actress prize at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in “How To Get Away With Murder.” Davis is just the third actress of color to nab the title. Sandra Oh of “Grey’s Anatomy” won the award in 2005, followed by Chandra Wilson in 2006, who won... Read more

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