The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off this week, Telluride and Venice wrapped up and Fifty Shades of Grey got its leads. If you missed these and Deadline’s other top film stories this week, here’s your chance to check them out now:
Toronto 2013: Will Deals Take Back Seat As Buyers Focus On Fest Oscar Hopefuls?
By Mike Fleming Jr – The Toronto Film Festival got underway last night with the Gala premiere of the Bill Condon-directed DreamWorks Julian Assange film The Fifth Estate.
Vin Diesel’s ‘Riddick’ Opens Weak Weekend
By Nikki Finke – Welcome to one of the slowest weekends at the domestic box office. The movie season is off to a weak start – just $70M total filmgoing
Dakota Johnson Lands ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Role
By Mike Fleming Jr – EXCLUSIVE: The coveted role of Anastasia Steele has gone to Dakota Johnson in the Universal Pictures and Focus Features adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Toronto 2013: How Did Last Year’s Films Do?
By Mike Fleming Jr – As the Toronto Film Festival acquisitions market gets cracking, I find it helpful to see how some of last year’s titles fared at the box office.
Telluride: Weinstein’s ‘Salinger’ World Premieres To Strong Response On Fest’ Last Day
By Pete Hammond – As the 40th Annual Telluride Film Festival winds down, The Weinstein Company has kept a relatively low profile for most of the fest.
Venice Award Winners: ‘Sacro Gra’ Is First Documentary Ever To Take Golden Lion
By Nancy Tartaglione – Coming into Venice, jury president Bernardo Bertolucci said he was looking “to be surprised.”
Disney Wins Dismissal Of Marvel Copyright Lawsuit With Stan Lee Media
By Dominic Patten – Turns out the Walt Disney Company really does own the rights to the Marvel characters created by Stan Lee, at least according to a federal judge today.
Toronto: The Weinstein Company’s Epic ‘Mandela’ Debuts To Standing Ovation
By Pete Hammond – Not everything goes smoothly, even at as efficiently organized an event as the Toronto International Film Festival.
UTA Swears Off Doing Business With Manager Shelley Browning After Clients Exit
By Mike Fleming Jr – EXCLUSIVE: After an erosion in the relationship, the partners at UTA have decided they will no longer do business with managerShelley Browning and her Magnolia Entertainment.
OSCARS: Big Names, Deserving Recipients For Governors Awards
By Pete Hammond – With recipients like Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, Angelina Jolie, and legendary Italian costume designer Piero Tosi, this November 16th Governors Awards promises to be the starriest of all four held to date.
Toronto: Fleming Q&A’s Mike Myers On ‘Supermensch’ Directorial Debut
By Mike Fleming Jr – EXCLUSIVE: After hatching characters that fueled movies such as Wayne’s World and Austin Powers, Mike Myers quietly spent the past two years readying his feature directorial debut on a docu about Shep Gordon, a music manager as colorful as any previous Myers creation.
Toronto: 300 Movies To See, But Who Will Get The Biggest Oscar Buzz?
By Pete Hammond – The 2013 Toronto Film Festival gets underway in full force later tonight with the world premiere of DreamWorks’ awards hopeful The Fifth Estate from director Bill Condon.
Venice: Golden Lion Contenders At The Half + A Refresher On New Rules
By Nancy Tartaglione – At the midpoint of Venice last year, The Master had emerged as a clear favorite and indeed went on to scoop the directing trophy and a double best actor Volpi Cup.
Warner Bros Eyes ‘Island Of Dr. Moreau’
By Mike Fleming Jr – EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is going back to The Island Of Dr. Moreau. The studio and Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran have set Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy to pen a contemporary re-imagining of H.G. Wells’ classic novel.
Toronto: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Gets Emotional Recalling Co-Star James Gandolfini At World Premiere Of ‘Enough Said’
By Pete Hammond – As the end credits began to roll at this afternoon’s Toronto World Premiere of Fox Searchlight’s romantic comedy Enough Said, two simple words came up in white on the all black background that caused an eruption of applause and cheers in the Elgin Theatre: “For Jim”.
Fox Searchlight Granted Fast Appeal In ‘Black Swan’ Intern Lawsuit
By Dominic Patten – Fox Searchlight and the Fox Entertainment Group got some speedy justice today in the ongoing Black Swan intern case.
Venice: Errol Morris On ”Cheshire Cat” Donald Rumsfeld & ‘The Unknown Known’
By Nancy Tartaglione – Errol Morris’ Donald Rumsfeld portrait, The Unknown Known, debuted in Telluride over the weekend and is running in competition here in Venice.
Warner Bros Revives ‘Shantaram’, Johnny Depp Taps Joel Edgerton For Lead
By Mike Fleming Jr – EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is in talks with Joel Edgerton to star in Shantaram, an adaptation of the Gregory David Roberts novel that is being produced by Inifinitum Nihil partners Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski, and GK Films’ Graham King.
Venice: Hayao Miyazaki To Retire After Competition Pic ‘The Wind Rises’
By Nancy Tartaglione – Oscar-winning Japanese anime master Hayao Miyazaki once said he thought he’d stop making features after 1997′s Princess Mononoke.
‘True Blood’s Alan Ball To Helm Feature On Chippendales Founder, And A Loser Who Finds Genie Lamp
By Mike Fleming Jr – EXCLUSIVE: As he prepares to end his long running vampire series True Blood, Alan Ball has found two film projects to sink his teeth into for his big screen return.