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Meet the Texas-Based Moneyman Behind Sony's New Financing Deal

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 12:00

Lone Star, run by billionaire John Grayken, has raised $45.5 billion since its founding in 1995 but has managed to stay largely under the radar.

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Cannes: French Director Nicole Garcia to Head Camera d'Or Jury

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 09:22

Ryan Gosling will be among those in the running for the award which recognizes new or young directors.

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Cannes: Indian Studio Yash Raj Hits Big With Two Titles in Selection

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 06:37

The Bollywood banner's debut Hollywood co-production "Grace of Monaco," starring Nicole Kidman, will open the festival, while its indie co-production "Titli" is a Camera D'Or contender.

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Steven Spielberg Eyes Religious Drama 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 02:05

Steven Spielberg has signed on to produce and possibly direct the religious drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, a project which reunites him with his Lincoln and Munich screenwriter Tony Kushner. The project will be a co-production between DreamWorks and The Weinstein Company.

The story is adapted from the David Kertzer book that tells the true story of a seven year old Italian-Jewish boy, who, in 1858, was controversially removed from his parents by the authority of the Papal States, who raised him as a Catholic. He went on to become a priest in the Augustinian order.

Steven Spielberg has not directed a movie since 2012's Lincoln, and the filmmaker is reportedly anxious to get back behind the camera. However, Tony Kushner is currently in the early stages of writing the script for The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, which will definitely not be his next project.

He is currently deciding between Robopocalypse, which just received a new rewrite from Steven Zaillian, and the historical drama Montezuma, although that project likely isn't far enough along in development to be ready for production. Some sources claim that Steven Spielberg hasn't committed to either project, while some claim that Robopocalypse, which was indefinitely delayed back in January 2013, is the front-runner, with the budget close to being finalized.

Chris Hemsworth is still attached to star in Robopocalypse, and although he is currently shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron, sources claim the actor still wants to fit Robopocalypse into his schedule. Another reason Robopocalypse may come first is that the adaptation is a co-production between DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox, where current DreamWorks partner Stacey Snider is expected to land her next job after her contract expires in November.

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Watch 5 'Million Dollar Arm' Clips Starring Jon Hamm

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 01:07

In Walt Disney Pictures' drama Million Dollar Arm, the fate of JB Bernstein's (Jon Hamm) career as a sports agent rests with finding an exceptionally gifted young cricket pitcher in India, who can be trained for an American major league baseball team. Disney has released quite a bit of footage with 5 clips, 3 TV spots and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein finds that business has changed and things aren't going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball's next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called "The Million Dollar Arm." With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint, he discovers Dinesh and Rinku, two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda, learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

Million Dollar Arm comes to theaters May 16th, 2014 and stars Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Bill Paxton, Bar Paly, Alan Arkin, Aasif Mandvi, King, Autumn Dial. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie.

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'A Haunted House 2' Celebrates Easter with New TV Spot and Featurette

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 01:02

The Easter Bunny found his way to Marlon Wayans' A Haunted House 2...Looks like no more Easter eggs, kids. Check it all out in this Red Band Easter Edition TV spot, along with the featurette 'How Do You Know Your House is Haunted.' Then see the comedy in theaters this Friday.

*Note No bunnies were hurt in the making of this TV spot.

A Haunted House 2 was released April 18th, 2014 and stars Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Essence Atkins, Gabriel Iglesias, Missi Pyle, Ashley Rickards, Affion Crockett, Steele Stebbins. The film is directed by Michael Tiddes.

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Chris Pine Circles Coast Guard Drama 'The Finest Hours'

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 01:02

Chris Pine is in talks to star in Disney's Coast Guard drama The Finest Hours.

The plot is based on the true story of two oil tankers who were caught in the middle of a vicious Noreaster storm off the coast of New England in 1952. Both ships were split in two, causing the crew members to be hurled into the sea, when the Coast Guard mounted a heroic rescue mission.

Robert Schwentke was originally attached to direct last May, but the script took too long to develop and he left the project when he was offered the Divergent sequel Insurgent. Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) is now set to direct, from a screenplay by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter), which is adapted from the non-fiction book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. No production schedule was given.

Chris Pine most recently starred in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and he will next be seen in Into the Woods and Horrible Bosses 2.

The Finest Hours comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Chris Pine. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie.

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'Sinister 2' Lands 'Citadel' Director Ciaran Foy

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 01:00

Sinister director Scott Derrickson announced on his Twitter page today that Citadel director Ciaran Foy has signed on to direct Sinister 2. Scott Derrickson wrote the script with his Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill, with Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse.

Sinister 2 news! The script, written by me & @massawyrm, will be directed by the talented Ciaran Foy. I will produce w/Jason Blum @blumhouse

— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) April 17, 2014

We first reported on the sequel last March, when Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill came aboard to write the script. No cast members have been announced at this time, and it isn't known when production will begin.

The original Sinister starred Ethan Hawke as a true crime writer who moves into a house where a vicious murder took place. He discovers a box of home movies from the previous family, which indicate that a nefarious supernatural presence is with him and his family at home. Sinister made $77 million worldwide from just a $3 million budget. Entertainment One is financing the sequel, with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux executive producing.

Sinister 2 is in development . The film is directed by Ciaran Foy.

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Bryan Singer Accuser Filed Suit Over Sexual Abuse in 2000 But Didn’t Name Him (Exclusive)

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 00:59

Michael Egan sued in 2000 over alleged sexual abuse at the site of a 1999 party, naming various defendants but not director Bryan Singer.

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'Midnight Rider' Target of Campaign Urging Crews to Boycott L.A. Production

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 00:43

A new Facebook campaign launched on Thursday is encouraging film crews to refuse to work on the Gregg Allman biopic if plans go through for the production to resume in L.A.

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Steven Spielberg, Weinstein Co. to Adapt 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 00:42

"Lincoln" screenwriter Tony Kushner will write the script based on a David Kertzer novel.

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'Jersey Boys' Trailer from Director Clint Eastwood

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 00:31

Director Clint Eastwood brings the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to life in the first trailer and poster for Jersey Boys. Based on the hit Broadway musical, this drama chronicles the rise of four young men from the streets of New Jersey to music stardom, with hit songs such as "Sherry" and "Big Girls Don't Cry." Take a look at the first footage before this musical hits theaters nationwide on June 20.

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Dawn," "Rag Doll," "Bye Bye Baby," "Who Loves You," and many more.

Jersey Boys comes to theaters June 20th, 2014 and stars Christopher Walken, Freya Tingley, Francesca Fisher-Eastwood, Sean Whalen, Billy Gardell, Alexandria Skaltsounis, Kathrine Narducci, James Madio. The film is directed by Clint Eastwood.

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Kim Novak Speaks Out Against Oscar Night 'Bullies'

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 00:26

The "Vertigo" actress says she has decided to fight back against the jabs that were leveled against her.

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'Sinister 2' Moving Ahead With 'Citadel' Director

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 23:52

Jason Blum's Blumhouse is set to produce and eOne will finance the movie, which will shoot July.

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Cannes: Australia Celebrates Double Feature Selections

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 23:40

Industry veteran Rolf de Heer will be at Cannes for the fourth time with "Charlie’s Country," while David Michod has his Cannes debut with "The Rover."

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Watch the First 3 Minutes of 'In Your Eyes' Written by Joss Whedon

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 23:11

While director Joss Whedon continues production on his massive superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, In Your Eyes, which he wrote the screenplay for, will debut this Sunday, April 20 at the Tribeca Film Festival. The first three minutes of this dramatic comedy have arrived, starring Zoe Kazan as Rebecca, the wife of a doctor on the East Coast and Michael Stahl-David as Dylan, an ex-con trying to start a new life in New Mexico. While they live wholly separate lives, they find themselves inexplicably connected to one another. Nikki Reed and Jennifer Grey co-star in director Brin Hill's new film, which doesn't have a distributor at this time.

In Your Eyes comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Jennifer Grey, Steve Howey, Nikki Reed, Zoe Kazan, Mark Feuerstein, Preston Bailey, Steve Harris, Michael Stahl-David. The film is directed by Brin Hill.

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Religious Thriller 'Persecuted' Giving Free Tickets to Clergy

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 22:40

The strategy differs from the usual tactic of films trying to woo the faithful with pre-screenings, then attempting to pack theaters by selling group tickets to churches.

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'Maleficent' Viral Video Launches New Instagram Contest

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 22:00

Do you have what it takes to embrace your inner evil like Maleficent? Walt Disney Pictures has released a viral video for a new contest where fans can enter for a chance to win a trip to the World Premiere of Maleficent by recreating your own Maleficent Laugh. To enter, post a video on Instagram with #MaleficentLaughSweeps or #SorteoLaRisaMaleficent. Take a look at this video below, and clickHere to read the full official rules.

Maleficent comes to theaters May 30th, 2014 and stars Angelina Jolie, Juno Temple, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Toby Regbo, Brenton Thwaites, Peter Capaldi, Ella Purnell. The film is directed by Robert Stromberg.

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'Mrs. Doubtfire' Star Mara Wilson Blasts Planned Sequel

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 21:30

The actress, who played youngest child Natalie, says that she doesn't want to be a part of the follow-up.

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Third 'The Quiet Ones' Trailer

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 21:21

A creepy nursery rhyme and terrifying paranormal activities are featured in the latest trailer for Lionsgate's The Quiet Ones. While it still isn't ultimately clear who these quiet ones really are, they make their presence known when a university professor (Jared Harris) conducts an experiment where he tries to create a poltergeist through the negative human energy of a tormented young woman (Olivia Cooke). Sam Claflin, Erin Richards and Rory Fleck-Byrne co-star in this supernatural thriller directed by John Pogue, arriving in theaters April 25.

The Quiet Ones comes to theaters April 25th, 2014 and stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Olivia Cooke, Laurie Calvert, Aldo Maland, Max Pirkis. The film is directed by John Pogue.

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