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‘Trailer Park Boys’ Actor John Dunsworth Has Died at the Age of 71
“John left this world peacefully after […] »
- Aynslee Darmon
Cher Joins ‘Mamma Mia!’ Sequel ‘Here We Go Again’
Cher has joined Universal’s “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!” The multi-hyphenate hinted at her appearance in the movie over the weekend in a tweet and Variety has confirmed that she has been cast in the film.
— Cher (@cher) October 15, 2017
Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, and Christine Baranski are returning, with Ol Parker writing and directing. The film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present. Lily James will play the role of Young Donna. Young versions of Rosie and Tanya will be portrayed by Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn, respectively. Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine, while Young Bill is Josh Dylan and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner.
- Justin Kroll
Good News, Mindhunter Fans - There Are More Serial Killer Confessions on the Way
In case you haven't heard the good news, a second season of Mindhunter, Netflix's dark and gloomy (but fascinating) FBI thriller based on a true story, is officially in the works. In fact, Netflix had so much faith in the series that it renewed it for season two before season one even premiered on Friday, Oct. 13. The first season follows FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) on their mission to interview convicted serial killers like Ed Kemper and Monte Rissell to learn more about what makes them tick. Executive producer David Fincher is clearly wasting no time in preparing season two for your next Netflix binge - he already has a real-life crime lined up to explore in future episodes: the infamous Atlanta child murders. "Next year we're looking at the Atlanta child murders, so we'll have a lot more African-American music, which will be nice, »
- Quinn Keaney
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander Are Married
Despite having both a secret engagement and a secret wedding, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are officially married! The notoriously private couple tied the knot in Ibiza on Saturday, a source told E! News. While the bride and groom were tightlipped regarding wedding details, the two stars were spotted entertaining friends and family over the weekend after arriving from Paris last week. On Friday, the group spent the day at the beach, where they had lunch and went on a boat cruise, E! News learned. They had a professional photographer with them who took group shots of everyone. Fassbender had drinks with friends and also took time to dig for shells with some young family »
Game of Thrones Actor Roy Dotrice Dead at 94
Dotrice was an acclaimed stage actor, winning a Tony in 2000 for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten. He entered the Guinness Book of World Records for greatest number of solo performances by giving 1782 performances of the one-man show Brief Lives.
He's also a significant figure in the Game of Thrones universe... Read More > »
- Liam Mathews
Fear the Walking Dead's Finale All But Confirmed Who the Crossover Character Will Be
- Liam Mathews
Hollywood Film Awards to Honor 'Coco,' 'Mudbound'
The honors will be handed out Nov. 5 at a ceremony hosted by James Corden at the Beverly Hilton.
Disney-Pixar's Coco, directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, stars Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt in a story about a boy who, inspired by his idol, the late, great musician Ernesto de la Cruz, sets off on an adventure of music and mystery, resulting in the most unusual family reunion.
- Kimberly Nordyke
Luca Guadagnino Planning ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel For 2020
Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy is famous for checking in on the relationship between Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) every 9 years, and Elio and Oliver from “Call Me By Your Name” will operate similarly on the big screen if Luca Guadagnino has his way. ScreenDaily reports that the Italian filmmaker is planning a sequel to his Sundance darling in which the movie will pick up with the characters three years later. Similar to the “Before” trilogy, actors Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer will match the ages of their characters.
“I want to do a sequel because Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel – they are all gems,” Guadagnino said during the BFI London Film Festival. “The texture we built together is very consistent. We created a place in which you believe in the world before them. They are young but they are growing up. »
- Zack Sharf
Guillermo del Toro Is Making a Documentary About Michael Mann, Which We Hope Will Be Called ‘Mann’s Labyrinth’
While presenting the new director’s cut of “Heat” at the Lumière Film Festival, Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux made an announcement sure to please cinephiles: Guillermo del Toro is making a documentary about Michael Mann. That’s enough to make films about well-known auteurs a trend, what with Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s “De Palma” and Susan Lacy’s “Spielberg.”
No other information is available as of yet, though the news is in keeping with del Toro’s habit of pursuing as many different movies as possible. (His list of unrealized projects is longer than his actual filmography, with everything from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “The Hobbit” to “At the Mountains of Madness” and “Silent Hills” leaving fans to wonder “what if?” forever.)
Del Toro has sung the “Collateral,” “The Last of the Mohicans,” and “Blackhat” director’s praises on Twitter, calling “Heat” both “a film that is part of the lexicon of the medium” and “a stark Western set in a hyperreal LA.”
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) December 20, 2015
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- Michael Nordine
Harmony Korine Wants To Present ‘The Beach Bum’ In Odorama
Originally planned to start shooting in July, cameras are still waiting to get rolling on Harmony Korine‘s next film, “The Beach Bum.” The project has Matthew McConaughey lined up to star in the stoner comedy that will follow the misadventures of the rebellious and lovable rogue Moondog. Previously, the director has described the movie as “a cross between a Cheech and Chong movie and that movie ‘Scarecrow,’ ” but it looks like he has one more element up his sleeve to make it truly special.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Producers Guild Votes Unanimously to Terminate Harvey Weinstein’s Membership
Harvey Weinstein’s membership to the Producers Guild of America is on track for termination. “This morning, the PGA’s National Board of Directors and Officers decided by unanimous vote to institute termination proceedings concerning Harvey Weinstein’s membership,” the guild said in a statement. Guild leadership met Monday in an emergency session originally called for Saturday, following two explosive reports of sexual misconduct by Weinstein including multiple allegations of rape. Also Read: The Weinstein Company in Sale Talks With Colony Capital, Gets Emergency Cash Infusion “As required by the PGA’s Constitution, Mr. Weinstein will be given the opportunity »
- Matt Donnelly
Lars Von Trier Denies Sexually Harassing Björk
On Sunday, following the allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein, Björk shared a story of her own experiences with harassment in the film industry, claiming “a Danish director” had “humiliated” and “harassed” her during the making of a film. When she refused his advances, Björk wrote, the director “sulked and punished me and created for his team an impressive net of illusion where I was framed as the difficult one.”
Björk did not mention Lars »
- Scott Roxborough
Michael Mann Talks Holding Warner Bros. "for Ransom," Why 'Heat' Couldn't Be Made Today
Cannes Film Festival boss Thierry Fremaux’s ninth annual Lumiere Film Festival, which is dedicated to showcasing classic films, film restorations and documentaries on cinema, has been running since this weekend in his native city of Lyon.
An early highlight was the 4K restoration screening of Michael Mann’s modern crime classic Heat, which was preceded by a three-way conversation between Mann, Fremaux and Guillermo Del Toro — who presented himself as an avid admirer of the American director, reading aloud at one point from Mann’s original annotated shooting script. (Del Toro is currently planning a series of interview books about the »
- Jordan Mintzer
Banijay Group Ramps Up Scripted Output with Drama Projects From Tom Fontana, Radu Mihaileanu (Exclusive)
One year after joining Banijay Group to spearhead the expansion of the company into international scripted programming, TV industry veteran Takis Candilis has launched joint ventures in key European markets and has put in motion several high-profile series with helmers such as Tom Fontana and Radu Mihaileanu.
Speaking to Variety at Mipcom, Candilis spoke about the highlights of the company’s scripted development slate, including Radu Mihaileanu’s “Farewell Shanghai” and Tom Fontana’s untitled series about Joann of Arc.
“Farewell Shanghai” is being developed by David Kodsi’s Kien Productions and is based on Angel Wagenstein’s 2007 book by the same name. Taking place on the eve of WWII, “Farewell Shanghai” follows the true-life journey of European jews who fled Nazi Germany and found refuge in Shanghai. These refugees, many of whom were accomplished artists and intellectuals, lived in Shanghai slums and worked in menial jobs.
“Not many people know that China delivered about 30,000 visas to Jews »
- Elsa Keslassy
‘Angels Wear White’ to Open Singapore Film Festival
Chinese drama, “Angels Wear White” has been set as the opening title of the Singapore International Film Festival.
The film kicks off with an apparent assault on two school girls by a public official in a hotel. What follows is a tale of corruption, collusion and compromise, set in a decaying seaside town.
“Angels” is the second film directed by Vivian Qu, who previously shot “Trap Street.” It had its premiere in Venice earlier this year, and has since played in Toronto and London festivals. It has since been nominated for three prizes at the upcoming Golden Horse Awards.
“Vivian Qu has made a name for herself as one of the few female filmmakers and producers in China and has been a strong advocate for independent cinema. ‘Angels Wear White’ showcases her prolific cinematic style in telling a hard-hitting story of the society’s marginalized through the camera lens and brings to fore a rare female perspective »
- Patrick Frater
Mipcom: New Ricardo Darin Production Co Teams with Patagonik, Disney, FilmSharks on Juan Vera’s ‘Love at Last Sight’ (Exclusive)
Cannes — Ricardo Darin and Mercedes Moran (“Neruda,” “La Cienaga”) are attached to star in “Amor a ultima Vista” (Love at Last Sight”), directed by Patagonik producer-screenwriter Juan Vera’s (“Dos más Dos,” “Just Like Me”), a near institution in Argentina’s film industry.
The last-chance love story marks the debut of Kenya Film, Ricardo Darín’s new production label, which will produce with Disney co-owned Patagonik, which has backed Pablo Trapero’s “Carancho” and “White Elephant” and Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama,” selected this year for Venice and Toronto.
Set to shoot in first half 2018, “Love at Last Sight” will be released by Disney/Bvi in Argentina and South America during the third quarter of 2018, bidding fare to be one of the biggest opening of next year. FilmSharks Intl. has acquired international sales rights.
“Love At Last Sight” turns on Marcos (Darín) and Ana (Moran) , who have been married for twenty-five years. One day, the »
- John Hopewell
Busan: Director Chowdhury Sets ‘Rickshaw Girl’ for March Shoot
Chowdhury is part of the Bangladeshi contingent attending the Busan Platform program.
The film is based on Mitali Perkins’ bestselling 2007 young adult novel that was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the 100 great children’s books of the last 100 years.
“Rickshaw Girl” is a female empowerment story about Naima, a young Bangladeshi girl who tries to help her struggling family by disguising herself as a boy and operating her ailing father’s prized rickshaw for much-needed extra money. When she crashes the rickshaw, Naima uses her ingenuity and determination to find a way to repair the damage.
“She is also a painter, so she tries rickshaw painting,” says Chowdhury. “I will explore rickshaw painting in Dhaka and the idea of rickshaw painting in general. I will also include some animation, so it will be fun. »
- Naman Ramachandran
Mipcom: Wings Media Signs 10-Film Deal With Shellhut, Tiny Island
Thailand’s Shellhut and Singapore’s Tiny Island Pictures have signed a co-production agreement with China’s Wings Media, to produce 10 animated feature films, intended for theatrical release.
The companies say that the deal is valued at $250 million, making it the biggest animation film cooperation in Asia, and the first ever China-Singapore-Thailand animation co-production.
Wings Media is part of Oriental Pearl Group and a wholly owned subsidiary of China’s 2nd largest media group, Shanghai Media Group.
Despite insistence that the films are intended for theatrical release, the announcement was made at the Mipcom TV market in Cannes. The partners have not yet decided international distribution strategies or channels. “Shellhut and Tiny Island Pictures’ next step will be to talk with American and European partners,” said David Kwok, Tiny Island CEO.
“Dream Defenders,” the first film produced by the joint venture will integrate Wings Media’s sci-fi centric hit reality TV series Starship Mz: 2049 with Tiny Island »
- Patrick Frater
America Ferrera Says She Was Sexually Assaulted as a 9-Year-Old in ‘Me Too’ Instagram Post
America Ferrera joined the #MeToo movement Monday by tweeting that she was sexually assaulted at age 9. “First time I can remember being sexually assaulted I was 9-years-old,” she wrote on Instagram. “I told no one and lived with the shame and guilt thinking all along that I, a 9-year-old child, was somehow responsible for the actions of a grown man. “I had to see this man on a daily basis for years to come,” the actress continued. “He would smile at me and wave, and I would hurry past him, my blood running cold, my guts carrying the burden of what. »
- Debbie Emery
Rose McGowan Tweets Cryptic Image From Her Movie ‘Phantoms': ‘This Is When It Happened’
Actress Rose McGowan shared a photo from her 1998 Miramax film “Phantoms” to Twitter, saying cryptically that she was filming the project “when it happened.” While it’s unclear what she’s referring to, for the last week, McGowan has used the social platform to accuse producer Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 1997. “This is the movie I was filming when it happened. I played a 16 year old,” McGowan wrote on Monday with a still from the film. Actress Joanna Going (“Mad Men”) appears with her in the image. “Phantoms” was directed by Joe Chappelle and starred Ben Affleck, who McGowan told. »
- Matt Donnelly
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