Lionsgate Nabs Eddie Redmayne’s ‘Early Man’ for U.S.

Tweet ‘Wallace and Gromit’ director Nick Park’s long-awaited return to the big screen will be released by Summit Entertainment. Lionsgate has picked up the U.S. rights to the prehistoric caveman animation film Early Man, voiced by Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams, among other Hollywood stars. Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit director Nick Park’s long-awaited...
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Cannes: Nicole Kidman Pushes for More Female Directors at ‘The Beguiled’ Press Conference

Tweet Sofia Coppola’s latest stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell. When Sofia Coppola and the stars of her film The Beguiled sat down for the press conference in Cannes, it was an usual sight — it was six women sitting in a row, flanked by just two men (Colin Farrell and producer Youree Henley). In a male-skewing festival and industry (only one woman,...
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Justin Timberlake as Neil Bogart? 5 Hot Cannes Projects (That Went Absolutely Nowhere)

Tweet From Brigitte Nielsen as She-Hulk to an ill-fated biopic starring Lady Gaga (supposedly), splashy announcements that go bust are constant on the Croisette. Lights, cameras, attention! With approximately 90 percent of the world’s media decamping on a relatively small stretch of coastline for a week in May, there’s good reason why the Cannes Film Festival has become a popular...
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Cannes: Freed Soldier Joshua French Gets Film Treatment

Tweet The Norwegian-British solider was released Wednesday after eight years in a prison in Congo on charges of murder. The harrowing story of Joshua French, the Norwegian-British solider released this week after eight years in a Congolese prison, is getting the big-screen treatment. Marius Holst (Cross My Heart – And Hope to Die) will direct Congo, which Headhunters producer Friland...
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Cannes: Harvey Keitel, Sonia Braga to Star in ‘Fatima’

Tweet Arclight Films unveils the new religious drama, which will be directed by Marco Pontecorvo. Arclight Films on Thursday unveiled new drama Fatima, starring Harvey Keitel and Sonia Braga (Aquarius). The film, currently in preproduction, will be directed by Marco Pontecorvo (Partly Cloudy With Sun). Based on a true story, the film dramatizes the story of three children who said they...
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Cannes: Chloe Grace Moretz Joins Animated ‘Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs’ (Exclusive)

Tweet The film, being introduced to buyers in Cannes, will offer a twist to the classic fairy tale. Chloe Grace Moretz is set to add her voice to an animated film based on the “true story” behind Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is a parody that will give the classic fairy tale a twist, setting the story as if the dwarves were actually seven cursed...
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White House Movie Theater Now Part of East Wing Tours

Tweet “I believe everyone who takes the time to visit and tour the White House should have as much access to its rich history and wonderful traditions as possible,” said first lady Melania in announcing the new addition. For the first time, public tours of the White House East Wing will now include a peek inside the plush private theater where countless presidents have watched...
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Cannes: Whoopi Goldberg Joins Comedy ‘Shriver’

Tweet ‘Breaking Bad’ star Giancarlo Esposito has also boarded the film, being introduced to buyers in Cannes. Whoopi Goldberg has signed on to star in Shriver, joining Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church in the comedy about mistaken identity. Giancarlo Esposito (Okja, Breaking Bad, Maze Runner: The Death Cure) has also been added the cast.  Content Media has acquired sales...
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Sydney Festival: Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled,’ Raoul Peck’s ‘I Am Not a Negro’ Line Up For Competition

Tweet Michael Haneke’s ‘Happy End’ and Aki Kaurismäki’s ‘The Other Side of Hope’ are amongst the twelve films competing for the 10th Sydney Film Prize. Hot on their heels of their upcoming world premieres at Cannes, Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled and Michael Haneke’s Happy End, will compete for the Sydney Film Festival’s top prize.  Festival director Nashen Moodley announced...
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‘Alien: Covenant’: What the Critics Are Saying

Tweet The early reviews for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant are hatching and the good news is it’s not going to be a facehugger for Fox execs, but then again, it’s not likely to be a chest-busting critical success either.  Scott’s follow-up and a direct sequel to 2012′s rather polarizing Prometheus is hotly anticipated, not least because many see it as a do over for...
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