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Ron Howard To Helm Authorized Beatles Docu On British Invasion Years

deadline.com – Ron Howard will direct a feature documentary on The Beatles. The focus will be the period from 1960-1966 when the mop-topped quartet took Europe and then the United States by storm with a flurry of 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities. By the time they finished the last concert in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park in 1966, they were as big a band as Elvis Presley was a solo artist. 1 week 6 days ago via jetli
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Christian Bale Circles Travis McGee Role in ‘Deep Blue Good-By’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Christian Bale is in early talks to star as Travis McGee in Fox’s adaptation of “The Deep Blue Good-By.” While there is no official offer, Bale has agreed to come on to star and an offer should be coming shortly. James Mangold just closed his deal to direct with Chernin Entertainment, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer... 2 weeks 14 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Dev Patel's 'The Man Who Knew Infinity' Moves to Production After 8 Years in Development

variety.com – After eight years of development, “The Man Who Knew Infinity” will go into production next month in the U.K. with Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons and newcomer Devika Bhise starring. Patel will portray math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons will play G.H. Hardy, who recognized Ramanujan’s brilliance despite his lack of formal training and education... 2 weeks 16 hours ago via jetli
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Alexander Skarsgard's Tarzan Is Going In A Totally Different Direction With Its Plot

cinemablend.com – For years, Swedish dreamboat Alexander Skarsgård has made a name for himself as the lusty, Nordic vampire Eric Northman on HBO's True Blood. But with the series drawing to a close in its seventh season, Skarsgård is looking to film for his next great adventure. And coming soon, he'll be a wild thing in the David Yates-directed Tarzan, which has now rolled into production. 2 weeks 20 hours ago via donnieyen
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Kevin Feige Discusses Ant-Man's Director Issues

ign.com – Kevin Feige has been talking about the forthcoming Ant-Man movie, with the Marvel Studios boss claiming that the film "is is as good a shape as it's ever been." It’s been all-change behind-the-scenes of late, with director Edgar Wright departing the project, Peyton Reed being brought in as his replacement, and multiple screenwriters reportedly working on the script.

2 weeks 20 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is delayed

feedproxy.google.com – We have an update on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight for you this morning, and while the film has been delayed from its original schedule, it’s happily not too drastic a setback. Kurt Russell has been discussing his potential involvement with the film and has let slip that the project has now moved back from its proposed start date of this November. 2 weeks 21 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Wes Bentley Thriller 'Broken Vows' Adds Four Actors (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Cam Gigandet, Alex Ladove, Alexandra Breckenridge and Astrid Bryan have joined the cast of the indie. 2 weeks 21 hours ago via jetli
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Kate Mara says plot for The Fantastic Four won't be based on the comics

joblo.com – Previously Kate Mara said she picked up some Fantastic Four comics after she was cast as Sue Storm in Josh Trank's upcoming reboot, but apparently the director told Mara she shouldn't read them, since the movie won't be based on any of the stories from the comics. The actress revealed this little tidbit of information in a recent interview with Esquire Latino 2 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts Join James Franco’s ‘Michael’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts will be joining James Franco in the drama “Michael,” about an anti-gay pastor who was once gay himself, Variety has learned. Quinto will play the former boyfriend of Franco’s character. Roberts is set to reteam with her “Palo Alto” co-star as his girlfriend. Chris Zylka (“The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Piranha 3DD”)... 2 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Paramount Acquiring Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ For 2015 Oscar Season

deadline.com – Paramount Pictures is in talks to acquire the U.S. distribution rights to Silence, and the tentative plan is to release the film November, 2015, right in that holiday corridor where awards bait pictures dwell. Silence is one of those pictures on Scorsese’s bucket list, an adaptation of the Shusako Endo novel that Scorsese has longed to make for more than a decade. 2 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Dante Harper Boards Fox 2000′s ‘The Secret Of The Temple’

deadline.com – Dante Harper has been set by Fox 2000 to rewrite The Secret Of The Temple, based on the Jake Halpern New Yorker magazine article published two years ago. The article is about a fight over treasure vaults worth $20 billion, hidden beneath a temple in the jungle of India, and supposedly cursed, with a bunch of thieves, radicals and the royal family that guards the temple all trying to get at the loot. 2 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Kurt Russell Confirms 'The Hateful Eight' to Shoot Early Next Year

feedproxy.google.com – Back in May it was reported that Quentin Tarantino might be getting The Hateful Eight together in front of a camera much sooner than he lamented after his original screenplay leaked back in January. It seems the live-read at LACMA in April really got him all worked up about making the film, and the last rumor we heard was that Tarantino was rewriting the script and hoping to begin production in November with the same case from the script-reading event. 2 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Deepwater Horizon Disaster Movie Draws ‘All Is Lost’ Director J.C. Chandor

variety.com – J.C. Chandor, director of “All Is Lost,” has come on board Summit and Participant Media’s movie on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragedy. Summit and Participant, in association with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, acquired feature rights in 2011 to The New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” written in December by David Barstow, David... 2 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, More Join Gregg Turkington In ‘Entertainment’ From Helmer Of ‘The Comedy’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Comedian Gregg Turkington – best known for his “anti-comedian” Neil Hamburger persona – is reuniting with The Comedy director Rick Alverson on a new feature backed by Nomadic Independence and record label Jagjaguwar. Entertainment stars Turkington as a broken and aging comic, known only as “The Comedian,” who travels across the Southwestern United States to meet his estranged daughter while attempting to revive his dwindling career. 2 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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'All Is Lost' & 'A Most Violent Year' Director J.C. Chandor Lines Up 'Deepwater Horizon'

fb.indiewire.com – With Steven Soderbergh stepping away from the world of moviemaking, if you're looking for a another filmmaker with his same spirit of exploration and productivity, J.C. Chandor seems to fit the bill. He hasn't wasted a moment since breaking out with the talky, financial world drama "Margin Call." He switched it up for his next movie, the nearly wordless survival tale "All Is Lost," and Chandor already has his period set, immigration tale "A Most Violent Year" with Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in the can, with a release planned for this fall. 2 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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