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Awards Circuit Power Hour is back this week with a great in-depth talk about some of the highlights of the past week.
We kick off the podcast talking about the new trailer for Romeo and Juliet. Is it a story that needs to be told…again? Also, Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfield has a terrific year ahead of her including a role in Tommy Lee Jones’ next directorial effort. Is there wiggle room for her to make a second showing with Oscar so soon?
Awards Profiles are in full effect again and we talk about some of them from the past week: Read more on Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 46: Awards Profiles, Tom Hanks, and the Year of Hailee Steinfeld?…
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Tackling the epic story of Cleopatra always seemed like an odd fit for filmmaker David Fincher. I have no doubt that a Fincher directed ‘Cleopatra’ would have had the potential to be something special, but it never felt like the type of movie he’s ideally suited for. While, Vulture is reporting here that we won’t actually be getting his take, as he’s dropped out of making the flick, still set to star Angelina Jolie in the title role. Apparently Ang Lee is now the top choice to direct, but nothing is set in stone. You can see some details after the jump, but I wonder if this is a sign that he’s more likely or perhaps less likely to take on ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’, since both are set up at Sony. We shall see, but you can find out a little bit more about Fincher’s departure from the project below…
Read more on David Fincher is no longer attached to direct ‘Cleopatra’…
Sure to be one of 2014′s highly anticipated titles is Maleficent, the retelling of the Sleeping Beauty tale from the view point of the evil sorceress. Disney has been developing this title for a while and when Angelina Jolie’s schedule freed up, they were able to get the production moving forward. Today as production commenced, Disney has released a first look at Jolie in costume which you can see, along with the full press release and plot synopsis, after the jump.
Read more on Angelina Jolie channels her inner sorceress in the first image from ‘Maleficent’!…
On Monday, June 4th, Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie celebrated her 37th birthday. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1975 to actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, she is the younger of two children. At age 11, she enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute where she attended classes for two years before changing her mind on acting in favor of becoming a funeral director. She spent the rest of her adolescent years rebelling like most teenagers with long periods of depression before returning to her theater studies after graduating high school.
Read more about Angelina Jolie after the jump…
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Well, Sharlto Copley is having himself quite a week, isn’t he? After signing on to Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake and the movie Open Grave, Deadline has learned that Copley is in negotiations to join Maleficent as King Stefan, the father of Princess Aurora. Angelina Jolie is already signed on to play evil sorceress Maleficent. This movie will attempt to tell the story of Sleeping Beauty from the point of the villainess. Read more on ‘Maleficent’ adds Sharlto Copley…
Beverly Hills, CA – Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie will present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today.
In 1999 Jolie took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Girl, Interrupted,” and she received a nomination in 2008 for her lead performance in “Changeling.” Jolie recently made her writing and directing debut with the film “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” She will be seen next in “Maleficent.” Jolie’s other film credits include “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “The Tourist,” “Salt,” “Wanted,” “A Mighty Heart,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Taking Lives” and “The Bone Collector.”
Read more on Angelina Jolie to Present at 84th Academy Awards® on Oscar® Sunday…
Read the Press Release:
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 13, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA), announced today that IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY will be honored with the 2012 Stanley Kramer Award. The film’s producers will be honored with the award at the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 21st at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
The Stanley Kramer Award was established in 2002 to honor a motion picture, producer or other individual, whose achievement or contribution illuminates provocative social issues in an accessible and elevating fashion. Kramer created some of the most respected and successful works in the annals of American motion pictures, with such classics as THE CAINE MUTINY, HIGH NOON, THE DEFIANT ONES, and GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER.
Read more on PGA to Honor ‘IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY’ w/ 2012 Stanley Kramer Award…