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Emily Carmichael Locked for Spielberg and Trevorrow’s ‘Powerhouse’

Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg are teaming up again, this time for a family action film titled “Powerhouse.” Details on the story are being kept under lock and key, but it is being reported that Trevorrow developed the story idea and indie filmmaker Emily Carmichael will be directing and writing the film from Trevorrow’s story. […]


Cannes Review Round-Up: ‘The BFG’ Lands But Not With the Big Thud It Intended

At the Cannes Film Festival today, Steven Spielberg‘s highly anticipated “The BFG” premiered, and the early word seems to be mixed. From an awards standpoint, we were looking for this to possibly run the gauntlet in some of the technical races like Visual Effects, Cinematography, and even perhaps Score by 50-time nominee John Williams.  With […]

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69th Cannes International Film Festival Lineup Announced

The full lineup for the 69th Cannes International Film Festival was announced this morning in Paris. Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, Shane Black, Woody Allen, Sean Penn, Jeff Nichols, Pedro Almodovar, Xavier Dolan, the Dardenne brothers and Paul Verhoeven are just some of the directors who have films showing at the festival. In the out of […]


Mark Rylance Eyeing Role in Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

Another day, another Spielberg project for Mark Rylance. The Oscar winner is circling Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rylance is in final negotiations for the film, which is being backed by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. THR reports that Rylance and Warner Bros. are currently finalizing dates. Assuming the negotiations […]


Steven Spielberg and Mark Rylance Team Up Again for ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg has lined up his next project: the historical thriller “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.” The film is an adaptation of the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Kertzer. Tony Kushner (who previously wrote the screenplay for Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar) adapted the screenplay. Mark Rylance, […]


WATCH: New Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ showing the Big Friendly Giant

We have a brand new trailer for “The BFG,” which includes new, never-before-seen footage of the BFG (Big Friendly Giant).  Check it out below with additional info on the film. The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” […]

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Simon Pegg Looking to Join Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One”

British actor Simon Pegg is seeking to join Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” it was announced Friday. The deal, when it closes, would cast Pegg alongside previously announced stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn. The screenplay is being adapted from the Ernest Cline novel of the same name by “X-Men: Last Stand” and “Avengers” […]


Astronaut Comedy with Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Zach Galifianakis Gets Release Date

Universal’s latest comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader and Seth Rogen has been set for a May 26 release date next year. The film, which currently lacks an official title, will center on three astronauts who find a mysterious spacecraft and find out the hard way that they are not meant to represent humanity against […]


Tye Sheridan Lands Lead in Spielberg’s “Ready Player One”

Tye Sheridan, who has an impressive list of film credentials despite his young age (he’s 19), has been cast as the lead in director Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “Ready Player One.” Sheridan joins Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn on the project. The film is based on the Ernest Cline novel of the same name. Sheridan will play […]


2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of AwardsCircuit.com will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2016. You can […]


Disney unveils first poster for The BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg

The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) […]