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Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Gets Advance Screenings in Film Formats

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 16:21

The sci-fi epic will play in 240 theaters, including on Imax screens, starting on Nov. 5

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Robert Downey Jr. Teases His Iron Man Future

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 16:00

"I think I was at the forefront of something that was coming into being," Downey says of the explosion of superhero films

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Olivia Thirlby Thanks 'Dredd' Fans for Sequel Campaign

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 15:54

"We really want to bring you a Dredd 2"

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Ukraine Bans More Russian Films

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 15:51

Ukrainian authorities claim that the films are 'Russian propaganda'

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'Water Diviner' International Trailer from Director Russell Crowe

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 15:18

Acclaimed actor Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut with the upcoming drama The Water Diviner, which has just debuted its first international trailer and poster.

&#8232Russell Crowe stars alongside former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko in an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Australian farmer Connor travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in the action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman who owns the hotel in which he stays.

Holding on to hope, and with the help of a Turkish Officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons. The Water Diviner is an extraordinary tale of love, hope and heroism.

&#8232&#8232The Water Diviner will be co-distributed by Entertainment One Australia and Universal Pictures Australia in Australia and New Zealand. And while the drama will be released in Australian and New Zealand cinemas on December 26, it has yet to secure a U.S. release date. At least we have this look at the movie, which features Russell Crowe battling the forces of water yet again!

The Water Diviner comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Jai Courtney, Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Isabel Lucas, Ryan Corr, Cem Yilmaz, Jacqueline McKenzie, Damon Herriman. The film is directed by Russell Crowe.

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This is England ’90 begins shoot

Film Industry News - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 15:12
Shane Meadows’ BAFTA-winning drama for Channel 4 starts shooting “final four stories” in Sheffield.
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'Angry Birds' Movie Reveals First Photo and Voice Cast

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 15:02

Over the past 48 hours, fans of Angry Birds have discovered a reveal within the game: by slinging one billion birds, fans had the chance to unlock the voice cast and get a sneak peek at the new look of the characters of the Angry Birds feature film.&#160


Jason Sudeikis will lead the cast as Red, a bird with a temper problem.&#160 Josh Gad, in his first animated role since the global smash hit Frozen, plays speedy Chuck, and Danny McBride portrays the volatile Bomb.&#160 Bill Hader has joined the pork side, Maya Rudolph will play Matilda, and Peter Dinklage will play the legendary Mighty Eagle.


In the supporting roles, Keegan Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Grammy nominee and Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla), who have over 30 million YouTube subscribers, will bring an extra kick to this angry flock.

John Cohen, producer of the film said,

"I'm extremely proud of this cast.&#160 Not only do we have Jason, Josh, Danny, Bill, Maya, and Peter bringing these characters to life, but they're surrounded by an all-star ensemble of emerging comedic talent - these are some of the funniest people out there today, and we're thrilled to have them all on board."


Dwight Caines, president, Theatrical Marketing for Sony Pictures, said,

"With two and a half billion gamers around the world, Angry Birds is one of those brands that can drive massive fan engagement.&#160 That's why we wanted to bring this unlock to the fans first.&#160 Our filmmakers are cooking up a hilarious movie, and we know these fans can't wait to see how they're going to bring the Angry Birds' story to life on the big screen of movie theaters."

Added Blanca Juti, Chief Marketing Officer of Rovio,

"We heard limbs and dialogue were all the rage in modern animation so we went all in. Not just one, but all of our characters have legs and wings! Except for the pigs, that is.


The upcoming movie marks Rovio's first foray into feature films, although fans have already been introduced to the Angry Birds world with the weekly Angry Birds Toons animated series. Rovio launched the series last year through its Angry Birds game, as well as on select video-on-demand channel providers, Smart TVs, connected devices, and on select TV networks around the world. Paving the way for a full-length feature film, Angry Birds Toons has been a massive success for Rovio and has surpassed more than three billion views in its first 18 months.


Set to debut in the US on July 1, 2016, Angry Birds is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel. The film is written by Jon Vitti. The film, which will be distributed globally by Sony Pictures, is produced by Rovio, and the Academy Award&#174-winning visual effects and animation company Sony Pictures Imageworks, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., is the animation facility for the production.


Angry Birds comes to theaters July 1st, 2016 and stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Keegan Michael Key, Kate McKinnon. The film is directed by Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly.

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Latest Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer Arrives

Christian Bale is the chosen one

Family. It can be tough at the best of times, but few sibling – or in this case, adoptive sibling – squabbles quite reach the heights of the tale of Moses and the Pharaoh. It’s a story that has been brought to the screen before, yet Ridley Scott has decided to tackle it with Exodus: Gods And Kings. The new trailer is now online via Fox.

Gods And Kings finds Christian Bale as Moses, who, after years spent growing up in Egypt like a brother with Rhamses (Joel Edgerton), the man who will become Pharaoh, he learns of a prophecy that he’s destined to lead his people to freedom from slavery.

And because Moses has God in his side, when Rhamses refuses his request, wave after wave of terrible plagues are wrought upon his people. Despite Rhamses’ claim to be a living god himself, he’s no match for what actually happens. But even as Moses leads the Jews away, the forces allied against him start to hunt them down. 

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Scott’s gone for full-on Biblical epic here, so expect plenty of bearded shouting, seas parting and sweeping shots with thousands of people making a long trek. With Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Mendelsohn, Indira Varma, John Turturro and Hiam Abbass among the eclectic cast, Exodus: Gods And Kings will hit the UK on December 26.

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Sherry Lansing Biography to Be Written by Hollywood Reporter's Stephen Galloway

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 15:00

THR's veteran writer will pen the untitled tome, due in 2016 on Crown Archetype

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Full-Length 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer with Christian Bale

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 14:38

Acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott returns with the historical drama Exodus: Gods and Kings! 20th Century Fox has released a new full-length trailer for this highly anticipated film. Starring&#160Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Mendelsohn and Ben Kingsley, the truly epic scale and excitement is on display in this latest footage.

From the director that gave us Gladiator and Kingdom Of Heaven comes the grand adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire.

Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Ridley Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Watch as these biblical events unfold before this award-season contender hits theaters this December, truly making it a holiday to remember at this year's box office:

Exodus: Gods and Kings comes to theaters December 12th, 2014 and stars Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, Emun Elliott, Indira Varma. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.

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Judge Dismisses John Wayne Estate, Duke University Fight Over 'Duke' Alcohol

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 14:11

The parties will have to duke it out somewhere other than a California courtroom

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Busan, Youku to sign MOU

Film Industry News - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 14:06
Busan Film Festival and Chinese video platform Youku to sign MOU on Asia’s Masters and Newcomers Project
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Race producers plan to re-team

Film Industry News - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 14:05
Four producers on Stephen Hopkins’ Jesse Owens biopic Race have joined forces to produce English-language features in the future for the international market.
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Spain and China Ink Co-Production Deal

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 13:49

Deal gives Spanish films distribution in the Chinese market

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The Angry Birds Movie Reveals Its Voice Cast

Sudeikis! McBride! Hader! Rudolph! Dinklage! Birds!

Yesterday, the Tetris movie was officially announced. Doubling down on the preposterocity inherent in turning a game about blocks falling onto other blocks into a feature-length motion picture, here's some more game-to-film adaptation news: The Angry Birds movie has a voice cast. And is still a thing that is happening.

Arriving via carrier pigeon email, the press release announcing the names involved (and the characters they're playing) is a thing of joy, so here are a few select excerpts to tantalise and enthrall. Warning: this will weird you out a bit.

"Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, We're The Millers) will lead the cast as Red, a bird with a temper problem. Josh Gad, in his first animated role since Frozen, plays speedy Chuck, and Danny McBride (This Is The End, Eastbound & Down) portrays the volatile Bomb." 

"Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs) has joined the pork side, Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, The Maya Rudolph Show) will play Matilda, and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days Of Future Past) will play the legendary Mighty Eagle."

Earmearked for a July 1, 2016, release in the US Angry Birds is being helmed by animation veterans (but directorial newcomers) Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis with a script written by The Simpsons' Jon Vitti. It's a safe bet they'll be a tie-in game too, so look out for that too, as well as any passing highly-explosive fowl.


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Zombieland 2 Gets A New Writer

Ruben Fleischer back on board as director

After Amazon's unsuccessful attempt to turn it into a TV show and director Ruben Fleischer's disappointing follow-ups, 30 Minutes Or Less and Gangster Squad, it makes sense that Sony are nutting up once more. That's right, hold on to all your remaining Twinkies, because Zombieland 2 is a-coming.

With Fleischer definitely back on board, you'd hope the writers of the 2009 zom-comedy would be too, but Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have moved on to other things, such as Deadpool, the Watch Dogs game adaptation and, um, G.I. Joe Retaliation. Taking their place for the zee-quel is David Callaham, hot off doing a rewrite for Ant-Man, as well as penning Godzilla.

Zombieland's worldwide gross came in at $102 million (off a $23.6 million budget), and until World War Z was the highest grossing zombie flim ever released in America. Sony and Fleischer will be hoping for something similar, though much of that will depend on whether they can get back the key cast members.

If Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin could all be persuaded to pick up a bloody chainsaw and head back into the frey, this could be something special, as the ending of the first film left things wide open after setting up a fun and only-slightly-scary world. Trying to top that cameo may the trickest trick of the lot, mind...

Still very much in the planning stages, there is no official release date earmarked for Zombieland 2.

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Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage Lead 'Angry Birds' Movie Voice Cast

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 13:31

Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress and Keegan-Michael Key will also fly in the film

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UK release set for Testament Of Youth

Film Industry News - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 12:34
War drama stars Alicia Vikander and Game of Thrones star Kit Harington.
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Serena to open Mumbai Film Festival

Film Industry News - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 12:24
Susanne Bier film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
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