Ian McKellen Does His Own Beekeeping Stunts In ‘Mr Holmes’ Teaser Trailer
Mr. Holmes was one of the bright spots of this year’s Berlin Film Festival where it debuted out of competition. Director Bill Condon reteams with his Gods And Monsters star Ian McKellen who plays the 93-year-old Sherlock as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it's too late. Laura Linney plays his housekeeper and Milo Parker is her young son and Holmes… Read
‘Self/Less’ Trailer With Ryan Reynolds & Ben Kingsley: Would You Take A Life To Live Forever?
“We offer humanity’s greatest minds more time to fill their potential.” Nice pitch. But later it’s revealed that “immortality has some side effects.” Here’s the first full trailer for director Tarsem Singh’s sci-fi thriller Self/Less, which sees a megarich and self-involved architect (Ben Kingsley) who’s dying of cancer undergo a procedure that puts him in the body of a healthy younger man (Ryan Reynolds). Asked how he’s doing, the new/old guy remarks about “that new body… Read
Eddie Redmayne’s ‘Danish Girl’ And Saoirse Ronan’s ‘Brooklyn’ Get Release Dates
Focus Features has set a November 27 platform release date for The Danish Girl the Tom Hooper movie that stars Oscar Best Picture winner Eddie Redmayne along with Matthias Schoenaerts, Alicia Vikander and Amber Heard. The pic, inspired by the novel written by David Ebershoff, is a love story about Danish painters Einar Wegener (Redmayne) and his wife Gerda. In 1930, Wegener was one of the first men ever to undergo operations to become a woman.
The pic is a reteam of… Read
Relativity To Release Faith-Based Film ‘Hillsong–Let Hope Rise’
EXCLUSIVE: Relativity Studios will distribute the currently titled Hillsong–Let Hope Rise, a film that will be released nationwide May 29. It’s a co-production between Cantinas Entertainment, Grace Hill Media and MediaWeaver Entertainment.
Directed by Michael John Warren (helmed Jay-Z's Fade To Black) chronicles the unlikely rise of the Australian-based Christian band, Hillsong United, which originated in the Hillsong Church. The music is so popular it is estimated that… Read
‘The Last Time You Had Fun’ To Be Released By Gravitas & VutopiaSM
EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures and VutopiaSM will partner on the exclusive release of Mo Perkin's new movie The Last Time You Had Fun bowing on March 10. The comedy follows four thirty-somethings who revel in a night of half-baked debauchery and misadventure.
When Ida (Eliza Coupe) unexpectedly shows up at her sister’s house in tears, the staid Alison (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) bargains her way out of mom duty for the night and the two head off to a wine bar. There they run… Read
Jane Levy Signs On To Brooklyn Disaster Film ‘Bushwick’
EXCLUSIVE: Jane Levy of ABC’s comedy series Suburgatory and TriStar’s reboot of Evil Dead, has signed on to XYZ Films and Bullet Pictures’ action thriller Bushwick. Levy plays 21-year old Lucy who emerges from a Brooklyn subway to find her neighborhood under attack. Lucy decides to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick – littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin – in order to get home and be reunited with her grandmother.
Billy Corben’s Backyard Bare-Knuckle Brawl ‘Dawg Fight’ Grapples With Online Distribution
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary maker Billy Corben has been mining Miami for tough-minded material for nearly two decades, including notable projects such as Cocaine Cowboys and ESPN’s two The U docs about the University of Miami’s rogue athletic program. He also produced and directed Raw Deal: A Question of Consent, which had a spot at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. But he’s never had a film like Dawg Fight, nor a more complicated response from would-be distributors.
“Of all… Read
Diablo Cody Set To Rewrite ‘Barbie’
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has set Diablo Cody to write the next draft of Barbie, the live-action film based on Mattel’s top-selling fashion doll that the studio believes will anchor a global film franchise. The studio made a deal awhile back with Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation for the comedy, and had Jenny Bicks write the first draft. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing, and they recently invited Amy Pascal to join them.
Cody is an intriguing choice… Read
Bruce Willis Will Make His Broadway Debut This Fall In ‘Misery’
UPDATED with more information throughout: Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures confirmed this afternoon that Bruce Willis will co-star with New York stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, House Of Cards) in Misery as the successful romance-novel author rescued and held captive by his “Number One Fan.” William Goldman’s play is an adaptation of the Stephen King novel and the 1990 film that the Princess Bride screenwriter co-wrote with King, starring James Caan and… Read
Why Lady Gaga And Vin Diesel Should Be In Every Movie And TV Show
EXCLUSIVE: Wondering why singer Lady Gaga ended up on the next American Horror Story? Or how Vin Diesel is driving massive interest in the upcoming Furious 7 movie? For some quick clues, take a look at our annual compilation of Hollywood’s biggest performers on social media, put together by RelishMix, which tracks film and TV properties across , Facebook and YouTube for studios and networks.
This year’s Top Ten compilation shows three of the Furious 7 stars… Read
Seth Rogen Comes Out Smoking Over THR Charges Of Pot-Reeking Office
Today, THR detailed how Amy Pascal’s move on the Sony lot was delayed by the stench of pot smoke left behind by previous inhabitants Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The article made it sound like the office was the equivalent of Spicoli’s van from Fast Times At Ridgemont High, and that Pascal could count on a contact high just from an hour of rolling calls. While Rogen especially is known to inhale, he disputes the notion that there is a cannabis conundrum, or that the… Read
WME Signs Film And Theater Director Julie Taymor
EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Oscar-nominated, Emmy- and Tony-winning multi-hyphenate Julie Taymor. Her screen credits range from Frida to Across The Universe, Titus and The Tempest, and her stage work includes The Lion King and Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. She is now preparing to direct Anne Hathaway off-Broadway in Grounded, which opens at the Public in April. Taymor had been a longtime client of Jeff Berg.
With all the talk about a paucity of bold female directors… Read