Animal Kingdom director David Michôd's post-apocalyptic Western The Rover is set to premiere at Cannes next month, and judging by the trailer, festival-goers can expect a lot of bleak, parched landscapes, Australian accents (at least, we think that’s what Robert Pattinson is going for) and Rust Cohle-style macho philosophizing. Also: a solid amount of Guy Pearce/Robert Pattinson bromance, which is a draw that should not be underestimated.
Tommy Lee Jones, Bennett Miller, David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan will duke it out with Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Michel Hazanavicius and the Dardenne brothers for the Palme d’Or at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, which unveiled its official selection lineup this morning in Paris by fest topper Thierry Fremaux.
Though he’s still mulling what his next directing gig will be, Steven Spielberg has added another project to his development slate: a religious drama titled “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara,” written by “Lincoln” and “Munich” scribe Tony Kushner. Spielberg plans to direct and produce the drama, which would be a co-production between DreamWorks and the Weinstein Co.
Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to “Tupac,” with John Singleton on board to direct. The pic will be produced and financed by Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. Prod…
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Fox 2000 is ready to have more hot flashes. The studio is developing a sequel to the 1993 hit Mrs. Doubtfire, one that would reunite director Chris Columbus and star Robin Williams. David Berenbaum, who wrote Elf, is writing the script. Doubtfire starred Williams as a struggling actor and recently divorced father of three who, in order to be closer to his children, takes on the persona of a Scottish nanny, Eupheginia Doubtfire.
Allegations that “X-Men” director Bryan Singer sexually abused an underaged boy are “completely without merit,” his attorney Martin Singer told TheWrap on Wednesday. Singer said he learned of the lawsuit through a Wrap news alert, and had not otherwise been advised of the action against his client. Also read:‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Underage Boy “We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit,” he said.
“Magic Mike 2,’ the followup to the 2012 film that starred Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey as strippers, hits theaters July 3, 2015, Warner Bros. said Tuesday. The first fillm was a major hit. Made for $7 million, it brought in more than $167 million at the worldwide box office. It helped fuel the renaissance of Matthew McConaughey and the ascent of Channing Tatum. Director Steven Soderbergh is handing the sequel off to his assistant director, Greg Jacobs.
After taking his time in figuring out what his next film will be, Leonardo DiCaprio has decided to go with New Regency and Fox’s “The Revenant” as that next pic with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu set to direct.
DiCaprio and Inarritu have been attached to the project for awhile but could not find the time to fit it into their schedules. The idea is to get the film into production this fall.
Ready or not, here it comes. “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, Michael Bay’s next film about the robots in disguise, is intended to be the first film in a new “Transformers" trilogy. That’s the word from Bay himself. “It’s kind of like a new "Transformers”,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one.” It’s an interesting development, as the director originally intended to leave the “Transformers" films behind after 2011′s "Dark of the Moon".