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GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to “My Life As A Zucchini”

Read the Press Release: New York (August 31, 2016) – GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of animation for both adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired North American distribution rights to MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI (original French language title “Ma vie de Courgette”), the debut feature from Swiss director Claude Barras, based on a script from […]

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Richard Linklater Sets Up New Project with Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne

Fresh off the success of “Everybody Wants Some!,” Richard Linklater is setting his sights on a new project. He is set to write and direct an adaptation of the novel “Last Flag Flying.” It’s still early, but Linklater already has an all-star cast lined up: Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne are in talks. […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Natalie Dormer Heads to ‘Professor and the Madman’

“Game of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer is joining the long-gestating film, “The Professor and the Madman.” Producer and star Mel Gibson has been trying to get the project, based on a Simon Winchester book, going since 1998. Dormer joins Gibson and Sean Penn in the cast. The Hollywood Reporter, who first reported the news, says that Gibson […]

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‘From Afar’ and ‘Toni Erdmann’ highlight first wave of Foreign Oscar submissions

With just over a month to go before the deadline for this year’s submissions for the Foreign Language Oscar, several countries have already announced their contenders for the prize. Among the latest submissions is our first minor surprise coming from South Korea. Many had expected the Asian nation to select Park Chan-Wook’s well-received The Handmaiden, […]

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Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Race Riot Drama Casts Female Leads

Kathryn Bigelow‘s “Untitled Detroit Project” is rounding out its cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kaitlyn Dever and Hannah Murray will play the female leads in the film. John Boyega, Jacob Latimore, Algee Smith, Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole and Jack Reynor also star. No further character details are available at this time. Between the two of […]

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Academy Reveals 2016 Student Academy Award® Winners

ALL WINNING FILMS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR 2016 OSCARS® LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards®competition.  The Academy received a record number of entries this year – 1,749 films from 286 domestic and 95 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record […]

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OSCARS: Tori Amos Writes Original Song for Netflix’s Upcoming Doc Audrie & Daisy

Read the Press Release: August 29, 2016 – New York, NY – Eight-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Tori Amos has written and recorded “Flicker” for the Netflix original documentary Audrie & Daisy, which will be released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles and on Netflix September 23.   “Flicker” will be available on all major digital platforms on Friday, […]

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New Concept Art, Images Show First Look at Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Producer Jack Morrissey is teasing the first images from Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” The images offer up the first glimpses of Cogsworth, Lumière, Gaston, the Prince, Belle and more. Morrissey, who shared the images on his Facebook page, started with concept art of the newly imagined Cogsworth and Lumière characters. Ian McKellen voices Cogsworth […]

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Edward Snowden Will Appear Via Satellite in Theaters Prior to ‘Snowden’ Release

Edward Snowden is headed to U.S. theaters two days before Joseph Gordon-Levitt will portray him in “Snowden,” which hits theaters Sept. 16. Snowden will appear via satellite from Moscow for “Snowden Live,” a Fathom Events/Open Road production that will also feature “Snowden” director/writer Oliver Stone. The event will occur in 700 theaters nationwide Sept. 14 […]

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Box Office: “Don’t Breathe” scares Audiences into Theaters

(AUGUST 26 – AUGUST 28, 2016 estimates) Don’t Breathe (Opening) – $26,115,000 Suicide Squad (Week 4) – $12,110,000 Kubo and the Two Strings (Week 2) – $7,909,000 Sausage Party (Week 3) – $7,665,000 Mechanic: Resurrection (Opening) – 7,500,000 Pete’s Dragon (Week 3) – $7,282,000 War Dogs (Week 2) – $7,255,000 Bad Moms (Week 5) – […]

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Sam Mendes Eyes Director Role for Live-Action ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Sam Mendes is eyeing the director’s chair for a live-action remake of “James and the Giant Peach.” Variety reports that the deal is in the very early stages. In addition, the outlet reports that Nick Hornby (“Brooklyn”) is also in early talks to adapt the screenplay. The original 1996 film, which was a combination of […]

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Sarah Paulson In Talks to Join Cast of ‘Ocean’s Ocho’

Sarah Paulson is in talks to join the all-female take on “Ocean’s 11.” The film, which has been dubbed “Ocean’s Ocho,” now has all of its leading ladies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paulson joins a stacked cast. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling are also headlining. In addition, music […]

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Venice Film Festival Cancels Opening Gala in “Solidarity” with Earthquake Victims

The Venice Film Festival will not be going forward with its annual grand opening gala as planned in light of the earthquake which struck Italy earlier in the week. Festival director Alberto Barbera tweeted the news today, saying, “Gala Dinner and cocktail party on the beach cancelled for the opening of #Venice73 in respect and […]

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Neil Burger Tapped to Direct ‘The Intouchables’ Remake with Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart

  Neil Burger has signed on to direct Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart in the American remake of the hit French dramedy, “The Intouchables.” Burger is known for “The Illusionist” and “Limitless.” “The Intouchables,” which went on to gross $166 million in France, is the second highest-grossing French film in the country’s history. It also went […]

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Search for ‘Captain Marvel’ Director Narrows Down

  The search for a director for “Captain Marvel” is heating up. Although IMDB has had Niki Caro and Elizabeth Wood listed, it appears neither have the spot locked down. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the search has been narrowed down to Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria. The outlet is quick […]