Clint Eastwood’s ‘15:17 To Paris’ Rating Changed To PG-13 After Appeal
Clint Eastwood has successfully appealed the rating for Warner Bros’ upcoming movie The 15:17 to Paris, which originally had been classified with an R rating. It now will be PG-13. The decision came Wednesday, according to the Classification and Rating appeals board. Deadline hears that the reason for the producers and Eastwood’s appeal was to get the broadest audience possible on the movie.
CARA originally rated Eastwood’s terrorism drama R “for a sequence of violence… Read
Sony International Boards Pablo Trapero’s ‘La Quietud’ With Edgar Ramirez, Bérénice Bejo
Sony Pictures International Productions is moving into Argentina with its first local-language co-production there, La Quietud. The film hails from Pablo Trapero who won the Silver Lion Best Director prize in Venice with 2015’s El Clan. Sony Pictures Releasing International has taken all distribution rights to La Quietud in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and the U.S., as well as TV rights in Latin America.
The thriller stars Martina Gusmán, Bérénice Bejo and Edgar… Read
Guillermo Del Toro On ‘The Shape Of Water’: “We Were Not Designing A Monster, We Were Designing A Leading Man” – The Contenders Video
As should be clear by now, monsters are anything but monstrous to Guillermo del Toro, whose Venice hit The Shape of Water from Fox Searchlight portrays the surreal love affair between mute military-base cleaning woman Elisa (Sally Hawkins) and a captured psychedelic fish-man (Doug Jones) against the backdrop of Cold War America.
"To me, monsters are different from anyone," said the Mexican director at Deadline's seventh annual The Contenders awards-season event last… Read
Hannah Marks, Dylan Sprouse, Liana Liberato To Star In Comedy ‘Banana Split’ For American High
EXCLUSIVE: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency star Hannah Marks wrote and will star in the indie high comedy Banana Split, along with The Suite Life of Zack and Cody alum Dylan Sprouse and Liana Liberato (If I Stay, 1 Mile to You). Mickey Liddell and Jeremy Garelick's newly formed company, American High, is fully financing the movie, which is currently shooting in Syracuse, New York.
Cinematographer Ben Kasulke is marking his feature directorial debut with this film… Read
20th Century Fox Film Side: Sadness, Uncertainty & Fear With News Of Disney Merger
Refresh for updates In the wake of a Fox Networks Group town hall today, Deadline is hearing that the company edict on the Pico Boulevard lot is business as usual amid news of the Disney-Fox mega-merger. However, that is hardly what rank and file staffers are feeling. Fear, uncertainty and sadness is the order of the day; since the news hit this morning, we hear that company morale is low and there is a feeling of defeat, especially on the film side.
“It’s clear to me… Read
DGA To Honor Dwight Williams & Jim Tanker With Service Awards
The Directors Guild has set longtime DGA members Dwight Williams and Jim Tanker to receive lifetime achievement awards, with the honors to be presented at the 70th annual DGA Awards on February 3 at the Beverly Hilton.
Williams will receive the 2018 Frank Capra Achievement Award, given to an Assistant Director or Unit Production Manager in recognition of career achievement and service to the guild. Tanker will receive the 2018 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award… Read
‘Kingsman’ Creator Says Disney Merger Bad For Fox, OK For ‘X-Men’ Reboot
Now safely ensconced at Netflix, Kick-Ass and Kingsman creator Mark Millar today took aim at the $66 billion mega-merger between The Walk Disney Company and 21st Century Fox for the latter's film and TV assets, including those lucrative Marvel licenses to the likes of Deadpool and The X-Men.
In a twitter storm, the one-time writer for The Avengers, Civil War and X-Men comics bluntly said that he thought the deal was "good for Disney, bad for Fox as extra levels of… Read
James Gunn & The H Collective Team For Untitled Horror Film
Guardians of the Galaxy helmer James Gunn is attached to produce an untitled horror picture with The H Collective, based on a script by his brother Brian Gunn and cousin Mark Gunn. In addition, Gunn’s longtime collaborator David Yarovesky (The Hive) is on board to direct the feature, which is slated to go before cameras spring 2018.
Plot details have yet to be revealed. H Collective is fully financing the project and producing alongside Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment… Read
Warner Animation Group Sets Allison Abbate & Chris Leahy As Toppers
Warner Animation Group said today that Allison Abbate and Chris Leahy will take the roles of senior-level creative executives at the animated film production arm of Warner Bros Pictures. Abbate has been named EVP, while Leahy has been named SVP.
Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures, who shares oversight of Warner Animation Group with Courtenay Valenti, President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Pictures, said of the… Read
Sports Illustrated TV, Filmmaker Mike Tollin To Release Docu ‘We Town’
Sports Illustrated TV (SI TV) is set to collaborate with award-winning filmmaker and co-chair of Mandalay Sports Media, Mike Tollin, and Gary Cohen's Triple Threat TV to produce the documentary, We Town. This will be the first original film for the newly launched streaming network.
"SI TV is a one-stop shop for any sports lover, and We Town is a terrific example of our commitment to bringing premium original programming to the service," said Josh Oshinsky, VP of… Read
‘Loving Vincent’ Director Hugh Welchman Trained An Army Of Oil Painters For The First Fully-Painted Feature Film
Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent is the first fully-painted animated feature in cinema history. Partially funded through the Polish Film Institute and a Kickstarter campaign, the idea with the drama was to tell the story of Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh’s final years in the artist’s own complicated visual style.
In order to pull this film off, the directors had to track down painters working at such a high level that they could… Read
Peter Rice Promises Nervous Fox Staff To “Answer Any Questions” About Disney Deal At Trio Of Town Halls Today
EXCLUSIVE: As anxiety rises at 21st Century Fox today following the formal announcement this morning of the sweeping $66 billion acquisitions by The Walt Disney Company, Peter Rice has just sent out an email to staff notifying them of three town halls to be held today.
In the correspondence, which you can see in full below, the 21CF President doesn't offer any indication of where things will go next for the company's employees as the merger of many of Rupert Murdoch's… Read