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Weinstein Co. Enters First-Look Deal with Gannett

variety.com – Gannett Co. and The Weinstein Company are partnering on a first-look development deal aimed at creating film and TV projects based on news and feature stories covered by the media giant’s periodicals and TV news outlets. The joint announcement was made Wednesday at the Gannett Upfront in New York by Maryam Banikarim of Gannett and Meryl Poster,... 2 weeks 2 days ago via jetli

The Railway Man

Posted March 31st, 2014 by Binh Ngo

Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

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Ben Stiller Dancing With ‘Chippendales’; Alan Ball Pic Being Shopped With Weinstein Co In Pole Position

deadline.com – Ben Stiller is in early talks to take a lead role in I Am Chippendales, a movie that Alan Ball wrote and will direct that’s being shopped right now. The Weinstein Company is the favorite to make a deal on the film. It’s an adaptation of the Rodney Sheldon book that sounds like a mix between Magic Mike and Scarface. 2 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Ben Stiller Circling To Direct ‘The Current War’ At TWC

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Just told you that Ben Stiller was in talks to play a role in the Alan Ball-directed I Am Chippendales, the film that’s in talks to land at The Weinstein Company, I can also tell you that Stiller is in discussions with TWC to direct The Current War, the Michael Mitnick-scripted fact based drama about how electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people. 2 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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Weinstein Co. Buys Animated ‘Foosball,’ Re-Titled as ‘Underdogs’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – The Weinstein Co. has acquired rights in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France to Argentinian toon “Foosball.” Juan Jose Campanella’s animated feature will be re-titled “Underdogs” and released in English by TWC. “Foosball” was released in July in Argentina. “Underdogs” will get a wide theatrical release on Aug. 4 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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Rachel McAdams Exits 'Passengers' With Keanu Reeves, The Weinstein Company Drops Film

fb.indiewire.com – The long-gestating 2007 Black List-approved “Passengers” was resuscitatedlast year when TV vet Brian Kirk and The Weinstein Company aligned themselves with the Keanu Reeves-starring and produced sci-fi film and a release date was set for April 2015. Of course, just as quickly as a deal can come together in Hollywood, it can fall apart.

5 weeks 17 hours ago via donnieyen

Regression

Posted February 17th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

Passengers

Posted February 17th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

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Weinsteins Begin 2015 Oscar Race, Paying $7 Million for ‘The Imitation Game’

feedproxy.google.com – That image above is Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role of The Imitation Game, in which he plays mathematician Alan Turing. The film is based on a Black List script by Graham Moore, directed by Morten Tyldum, and evidently Harvey Weinstein sees it as a primo Oscar contender to open later this year. 9 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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Harvey Weinstein Says He’ll Choose Less Violent Projects

variety.com – After he disclosed plans to produce a new movie starring Meryl Streep that takes on the National Rifle Assn.’s polical influence, Harvey Weinstein tells CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” on Friday that he will start choosing movies that “aren’t violent or as violent as they used to be.” After his announcement that he would make an... 13 weeks 8 hours ago via jackiechan
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