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Seth Meyers Confirmed For Golden Globes Hosting Gig

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has confirmed that Seth Meyers will host the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony on January 7, 2018. Earlier this week, it had been reported that the Late Night With Seth Meyers host and SNL alum was in negotiations for the NBC gig. Meyers follows fellow NBC host The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon, who emceed last year. Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey & Amy Poehler have also recently fronted the show. "The Hollywood Foreign Press Association… Read

‘Suburbicon’ Production Designer On Cobbling Together Idyllic ’50s Suburb Out Of Disparate SoCal Locations

Tackling a period project that feels true to life, rather than an imitation of the past, is no easy feat for any production designer—but it doesn’t hurt to have lived through the period being depicted. Such was the case for Oscar-nominated production designer Jim Bissell, who has spent much of his career depicting different epochs of the American experience. Breaking out with Steven Spielberg’s E.T., Bissell sees an irony in the fact that at 66 years of age, he’s found… Read

‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World’ EPs On Their Celebration Of Musical Icons

“It's my first time seeing [the film]. It's fantastic, so moving. It's really a huge breakthrough—a huge subject. I think you can see this film again and again because there's so much stuff in here that I didn't know, that I'm grateful to find out,” iconic singer-songwriter Jackson Browne says of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World, a Sundance-premiering documentary in which he appeared. “So many people in this film are people I do know, but they all deserve a deep… Read

‘Molly’s Game’s Jessica Chastain & Idris Elba On Working With Aaron Sorkin In His Directorial Debut – The Contenders Video

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The new movie Molly’s Game from STXfilms kicked off Deadline’s 7th annual The Contenders event celebrating the launch of the movie-awards season. Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with the script which he wrote, and it stars Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, a onetime champion skier who eventually becomes a somewhat notorious poker madam running high-stakes games in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Idris Elba co-stars as her lawyer. All three appeared onstage with me at… Read

Willem Dafoe On Playing Tough, Managing Kids In ‘Florida Project’ & Getting Fired On His First Movie – The Actor’s Side

Willem Dafoe The Actor's Side

For this week’s chapter of my video series The Actor’s Side, Willem Dafoe traverses his wide-ranging career that has taken him from playing villains to playing nice, and everything in between. In our conversation, he talks about his early days in theater; being fired from his first film, which  turned out to be a blessing in disguise since it was the notorious flop Heaven’s Gate; making Platoonwhich turned out to be his first Oscar nomination; trying to avoid… Read

‘Birdboy’ Directors On Their Animated Horror Film & The Medium’s Boundless Opportunities For Expression

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Before making his second directorial outing Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, Spanish writer-director Alberto Vázquez had the benefit of a long time spent with the material. Adapted from Psiconautas, a dark coming-of-age comic he wrote and subsequently turned into a short film, Birdboy saw Vázquez team with Pedro Rivero in the making of a unique animated film. A pink-skied, post-apocalyptic tale rife with fear for the future of the planet, Birdboy is led by a cast of… Read

‘Dunkirk’ Sound Editor Richard King On Immersing An Audience In A Pivotal WWII Moment

Richard King

Looking at Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk—or any film the director has made—one can imagine the difficulties the films must pose for his sound team. With images so epic and so spectacular, sound must follow suit, finding a way to equal what is seen on the screen—which is often remarkable, given Nolan’s preferred way of working, capturing as much in-camera as possible. Working with Nolan since The Prestige, sound editor Richard King has become well-acquainted with the demands… Read

Andrew Garfield On ‘Breathe’: “It Wasn’t An Acting Challenge, It Was A Living Challenge” – The Contenders Video

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Actors Andrew Garfield and Andy Serkis came to Deadline’s 7th annual The Contenders event, but in this case Serkis was there to talk about his directorial debut on Breathewhile Garfield told the packed DGA Theater audience of Academy and key guild members that playing polio-stricken Robin Cavendish was not as much an acting challenge as it was a “living challenge.” During the film’s panel at the all-day awards-season staple earlier this month, Serkis described how the… Read

‘Foxtrot’ Director Samuel Maoz On The Nature Of Israel’s “Collective Trauma”

While Samuel Maoz’s Israeli Oscar entry Foxtrot was tremendously popular at the Venice Film Festival, taking the Grand Jury Prize, among other recognitions, it hasn’t been quite so popular in Israel itself, generating a great deal of controversy in Maoz’s homeland. “Someone wrote me an email that said he was waiting for me outside my building. He wrote me that when I went out, he would throw acid on my face because they wanted me to be blind and not do films anymore,”… Read

‘The Big Sick’: Emily V. Gordon On Turning Life Into Art & How The Film Got Its Title

“A Pakistani stand-up comedian falls in love with a young woman who promptly falls into a coma.” This kind of elevator pitch would feel contrived, if it weren’t also based on a true story. But truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. As Emily V. Gordon drafted her screenplay for The Big Sick with husband Kumail Nanjiani (of HBO’s Silicon Valley), the problems she confronted were manifold. Primarily, it’s impossible to imagine a more personal cinematic endeavor than The Big… Read

‘Cries From Syria’ Director Evgeny Afineevsky Smuggled Himself Into Syria For Harrowing Doc

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky logged countless miles to make his latest documentary, Cries from Syria—with the passport stamps to prove it. "[I] was in Jordan… Lebanon and Bekaa Valley, Hezbollah territory," he tells Deadline of the places where he shot material for the film. "I was in all European countries because I was following the refugees." He recounts spending time in Southern Turkey in the midst of shelling and, with the help of smugglers, crossing… Read

Netflix Ends Golden Globes Party Partnership With The Weinstein Company

UPDATED: Ever since Netflix joined the list of companies hosting a Golden Globes bash, the Internet network had been partnered with The Weinstein Company. With TWC’s reputation hit by the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal and the future of the company in limbo as it is attempting a fire sale, Netflix is going solo. “We have no plans to partner with other studios for upcoming events,” a rep for the streaming giant said in a statement to Deadline. TWC and Netflix… Read