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Mark Ruffalo to play twins in 'I Know This Much Is True' for HBO

Six-episode series centres on parallel lives of identical twin brothers in story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness.

HBO has given a green light to I Know This Much Is True, a limited series from writer/director Derek Cianfrance with Mark Ruffalo starring as twin brothers.

Cianfrance and Ruffalo will serve as executive producer on the six-episode series with Ben Browning and Glen Basner for FilmNation Entertainment, Wally Lamb, Gregg Fienberg and Anya Epstein.

The project is adapted from Lamb’s novel of the same name, a family saga following the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in a story of betrayal,
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Mark Ruffalo Limited Series ‘I Know This Much Is True’ Gets HBO Green Light

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Mark Ruffalo Limited Series ‘I Know This Much Is True’ Gets HBO Green Light
HBO has greenlighted for production I Know This Much Is True, a six6-episode limited drama series based on Wally Lamb’s bestselling book. The project hails from Mark Ruffalo, who stars in a dual role and executive produces; Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines); and FilmNation Entertainment.

I Know This Much Is True has been a priority for HBO, which fast-tracked development on the limited series last fall.

Written, directed and executive produced by Cianfrance, I Know This Much is True is a family saga that follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, both played by Ruffalo, in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th century America.

Ruffalo executive produces with Lamb, FilmNation Entertainment’s Ben Browning & Glen Basner, along with Gregg Fienberg and Anya Epstein. Lynette Howell Taylor and Jamie Patricof co-executive produce.

Ruffalo is a three-time Oscar-nominee,
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Chris Hemsworth wraps filming on Men in Black

Chris Hemsworth has taken to social media to confirm that he has wrapped filming on Men in Black.

Reboots, remakes, and continuations are all the rage right now and yet another classic franchise that is being brought back to life is Men in Black.

We don’t have too much information on the film right now but we do know that it is directed by F. Gary Gray and will star Chris Hemsworth and his Thor: Ragnarok co-star Tessa Thompson.

Hemsworth is now all finished with his work on the film and announced a job well done on Instagram by posting the following along with an image of him, Gray, and Thompson:

“That’s a wrap on Mib for me!! From London to Morocco to Italy and NYC. Thank you to all the fantastic cast and crew who took part on this epic journey and our director F.Gary Gray,
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Tessa Thompson shares new Men in Black photo with Chris Hemsworth

Tessa Thompson has shared a new image from the set for the upcoming Men in Black spin-off movie which sees Thompson and her Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth’s MiB agents trekking through the desert holding black umbrellas; take a look here…

F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious) is directing from a script by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Iron Man) while the cast includes Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson alongside Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Liam Neeson (Taken), Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Rebecca Ferguson (Misson: Impossible – Fallout), street dancing duo Les Twins, and sees Emma Thompson reprising her role as Agent O.

Men in Black will be released on June 14th, 2019.

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‘Twilight’ Director Catherine Hardwicke on Hollywood Gender Parity: ‘There’s Still A Lot of Work to Do’

  • Variety
‘Twilight’ Director Catherine Hardwicke on Hollywood Gender Parity: ‘There’s Still A Lot of Work to Do’
Catherine Hardwicke became a trailblazer for female directors after leading “Twilight” to global success; however, ten years after the first film came out, she says there’s still not enough women working behind the camera.

“There’s still a lot of work to do because we’ve got to get to both sides of the camera; we’ve got to get more representation in all the categories,” Hardwicke Told Variety at the 45th Student Academy Awards ceremony held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. “We’ve got a lot to say, and we’ve had a long time where we haven’t gotten to have our voices back there.”

Hardwicke, along with Patricia Riggen, Kumail Nanjiani and Arthur Dong, presented awards at Thursday’s Student Academy Award ceremony, which highlighted some of the best student films from around the world in animation, alternative filming, documentary filming and narrative filming.
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Carey Mulligan Reflects on #MeToo Movement: ‘Things Have Irrevocably Changed’

  • Variety
Carey Mulligan Reflects on #MeToo Movement: ‘Things Have Irrevocably Changed’
As the #MeToo movement approaches its first anniversary, actress Carey Mulligan is hopeful.

“Within our industry, I think there been some concrete developments that are very encouraging,” she told Variety at the Los Angeles premiere of IFC’s family drama “Wildlife” on Tuesday. “There are structures going into place. Sadly, it appears that in the general sphere things are still moving at a glacial pace.”

Mulligan noted that attitudes in the entertainment industry have shifted since she broke into the biz as a teenager in the early 2000s. Her first film credit was in 2005’s “Pride & Prejudice” as Kitty Bennett.

“I think and I hope that some things have irrevocably changed,” she said. “I do think that women and men coming into the business have a different environment than when I started 15 years ago.”

In “Wildlife,” Mulligan portrays an American mother in Montana in 1960, who struggles to fend for
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Terms of Endearment Reading Benefits Stand Up To Cancer and Geffen Playhouse

More than $100,000 was raised at the exclusive one-night-only reading of Terms of Endearment presented by Berlanti Productions and Jessica Queller at the Geffen Playhouse.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Stand Up To Cancer and Geffen Playhouse’s New Play Development Program.

The reading took place Monday, October 1, on the Geffen Playhouse main stage with an all-star cast that included Melissa Benoist, Kate Burton (Scandal), Calista Flockhart, Willie Garson (White Collar), Alfred Molina, Kumail Nanjiani, Italia Ricci (Designated Survivor), Chris Wood and Constance Wu. Notable attendees at the event include Harrison Ford, Rebel Wilson and Odette Annable. The original Terms of Endearment cast featured Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito and John Lithgow.

“We are so grateful to Greg Berlanti, Jessica Queller and the Geffen Playhouse for their willingness to engage in the fight against breast cancer,” said Sherry Lansing, a co-founder and member of the Council
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‘Roma’: Alfonso Cuarón’s Black-and-White, Spanish-Language Movie Is Changing Netflix’s Release Strategy

Thanks to its $20 million acquisition of “Roma,” the ultimate cinephile’s delight, Netflix is in the midst of a major overhaul of its theatrical release strategy. A black-and-white, 65mm, Dolby Atmos, Spanish-language, semi-autobiographical personal journey back to 1971 Mexico City for Best-Director winner Alfonso Cuarón (“Gravity”), it played the New York Film Festival this week. That’s its fourth festival berth since the film’s August Venice debut, where Cuarón won the Golden Lion.

From here, Netflix is booking the film in multiple regional festivals with the best possible screens and sound, from Mill Valley, Calif. and Middleburg, Va. to the inaugural Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill, N.C. It wants as many moviegoers as possible to watch it on the big screen — along with Netflix’s new animated logo. That’s clearly where it should be seen.

What that new release strategy will look like is a work in progress,
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‘Roma’: Alfonso Cuarón’s Black-and-White, Spanish-Language Movie Is Changing Netflix’s Release Strategy

Thanks to its $20 million acquisition of “Roma,” the ultimate cinephile’s delight, Netflix is in the midst of a major overhaul of its theatrical release strategy. A black-and-white, 65mm, Dolby Atmos, Spanish-language, semi-autobiographical personal journey back to 1971 Mexico City for Best-Director winner Alfonso Cuarón (“Gravity”), it played the New York Film Festival this week. That’s its fourth festival berth since the film’s August Venice debut, where Cuarón won the Golden Lion.

From here, Netflix is booking the film in multiple regional festivals with the best possible screens and sound, from Mill Valley, Calif. and Middleburg, Va. to the inaugural Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill, N.C. It wants as many moviegoers as possible to watch it on the big screen — along with Netflix’s new animated logo. That’s clearly where it should be seen.

What that new release strategy will look like is a work in progress,
See full article at Indiewire »

Amazon Studios, Nicole Kidman Acquire Rights to ‘The Female Persuasion’

  • The Wrap
Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to Meg Wolitzer’s novel, “The Female Persuasion,” with Nicole Kidman producing, TheWrap has learned.

Kidman will produce the film adaptation through her Blossom Films production banner, which recently signed a first-look deal with Amazon. Lynda Obst and Per Saari will also produce, with “This Is Us” showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger attached as screenwriters and executive producers.

Also Read: Amazon Studios, Nicole Kidman Acquire Rights to 'The Female Persuasion'

“The Female Persuasion” will be a topical film, as it follows a college student named Greer Kadetsky who is groped by a serial abuser at a party and speaks out, only for her university to not take action. It will be the second film by Wolitzer to be adapted into a feature film, following the Glenn Close/Jonathan Pryce drama “The Wife,” which was released by Sony Pictures Classics last month.

The deal
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Nicole Kidman, Amazon Studios Nab Meg Wolitzer Novel ‘The Female Persuasion’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Nicole Kidman, Amazon Studios Nab Meg Wolitzer Novel ‘The Female Persuasion’ (Exclusive)
Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to “The Female Persuasion,” an acclaimed best-seller by Meg Wolitzer.

The movie will be produced by Lynda Obst (“Contact”), Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, and Per Saari (“Big Little Lies”). Blossom Films, Kidman’s production company, recently signed a first-look deal with Amazon — this film will be a part of that pact.

“The Female Persuasion” centers on Greer Kadetsky, a college student who is groped at a fraternity party and becomes emboldened to speak up for women’s rights. But her assailant turns out to be a serial abuser and her university fails to take action. In addition to Greer, Wolitzer’s book follows several other characters, including Zee, a fellow student with an activist streak, and Faith Frank, a feminist icon. Reviews for the book were sterling, with The Guardian praising it as “warm and witty, and necessary.”

The book is being adapted and
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Amazon Studios Names Julie Rapaport Co-Head of Movies

  • Variety
Amazon Studios has promoted Julie Rapaport to co-head of movies.

She will head the film division with Ted Hope and Matt Newman, but her portfolio will be different. Rapaport, who has been with Amazon since 2015, is being tasked with finding more broadly commercial films.

Her promotion comes at a time of change for the e-retailer’s entertainment division. The film unit has been floundering in recent months, fielding a string of flops that includes “Life Itself,” a critically reviled drama that premiered to a disastrous $2.1 million. It also struck out with the likes of “You Were Never Really Here,” “Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” and “Wonder Wheel,” a Woody Allen drama that premiered as the #MeToo movement brought renewed attention on sexual abuse allegations against the filmmaker. Amazon’s last major hit was 2017’s “The Big Sick,” an Oscar-nominated comedy that earned $56.4 million globally.

Amazon
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Amazon’s ‘Cold War’ and Netflix’s ‘Roma’: The Oscar Drama Behind 2 Black-and-White Contenders

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Amazon’s ‘Cold War’ and Netflix’s ‘Roma’: The Oscar Drama Behind 2 Black-and-White Contenders
As expected, Poland submitted Oscar-winner Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” for Best Foreign Language Feature. Pawlikowski won that Oscar in 2015 with “Ida,” and now the Cannes 2018 Best Director-winner will go up against Best Director Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”), whose Mexican submission, “Roma”, also wowed audiences and critics at Telluride and Toronto, after taking home the Golden Lion in Venice.

Both films play the upcoming New York Film Festival. Both films are shot on Alexas in black and white, and both are their distributors’ best hopes for Oscar glory.

In August 2017, Amazon acquired “Cold War” via France’s MK2 Films and U.K’s Protagonist Pictures. The star-crossed romance (inspired by Pawlikowski’s parents) follows a Stalin-era Polish musician and pianist (Tomasz Kot) and headstrong singer-dancer Zula (Joanna Kulig) on tour with their folk-dance troupe. The lovers separate and reunite in France, Yugoslavia, and Poland as they try to find their authentic selves,
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Amazon’s ‘Cold War’ and Netflix’s ‘Roma’: The Oscar Drama Behind 2 Black-and-White Contenders

Amazon’s ‘Cold War’ and Netflix’s ‘Roma’: The Oscar Drama Behind 2 Black-and-White Contenders
As expected, Poland submitted Oscar-winner Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” for Best Foreign Language Feature. Pawlikowski won that Oscar in 2015 with “Ida,” and now the Cannes 2018 Best Director-winner will go up against Best Director Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”), whose Mexican submission, “Roma”, also wowed audiences and critics at Telluride and Toronto, after taking home the Golden Lion in Venice.

Both films play the upcoming New York Film Festival. Both films are shot on Alexas in black and white, and both are their distributors’ best hopes for Oscar glory.

In August 2017, Amazon acquired “Cold War” via France’s MK2 Films and U.K’s Protagonist Pictures. The star-crossed romance (inspired by Pawlikowski’s parents) follows a Stalin-era Polish musician and pianist (Tomasz Kot) and headstrong singer-dancer Zula (Joanna Kulig) on tour with their folk-dance troupe. The lovers separate and reunite in France, Yugoslavia, and Poland as they try to find their authentic selves,
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

Chris Hemsworth shares behind-the-scenes image and video from Men in Black spinoff

Chris Hemsworth has taken to social media to share a new behind the scenes image and video from Sony’s Men in Black spinoff featuring himself and his Thor: Ragnarok co-star Tessa Thompson; take a look here…

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#Mib #Pib #Hib #Mwib #legendsinblack #revengers4life @TessaThompson_x pic.twitter.com/fKdbksEwhE

— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) September 20, 2018

I do all my own stunts pic.twitter.com/zWDUk3nrt4

— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) September 21, 2018

F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious) is directing from a script by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Iron Man) while the cast includes Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson alongside Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Liam Neeson (Taken), Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Rebecca Ferguson (Misson: Impossible – Fallout), street dancing duo Les Twins, and sees Emma Thompson reprising her role as Agent O.
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Trailer, poster and images for horror The Monster

Ahead of its home entertainment release next month, a trailer and batch of images have arrived online for the upcoming horror The Monster. Directed by Bryan Bertino (The Strangers). the film stars Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick), Ella Ballentine (The Captive), and Scott Speedman (Underworld); take a look here…

Kathy (Zoe Kazan) and her 10-year-old daughter Lizzy (Ella Ballentine) are trapped and tormented in a pitch-black forest by a screeching creature. It is unlike anything they have heard before. Not human. Not animal. A monster.

With their relationship at breaking point, Kathy is on the edge while Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother but tries to stay brave and fearless. To survive the night, Kathy must summon her most primal instinct to protect herself and her daughter from what’s lurking in the darkness…

The Monster is set to arrive on DVD and VOD on October 8th.
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Greg Berlanti Assembles Star Cast For Charity ‘Terms of Endearment’ Reading

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Greg Berlanti Assembles Star Cast For Charity ‘Terms of Endearment’ Reading
He is the busiest producer in television with record 14 series on the air, including Supergirl, and a married father of a toddler. Yet Greg Berlanti has taken on a side project, a one-night-only reading of Paramount Pictures’ Terms of Endearment at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles on Monday, October 1, to benefit Stand Up To Cancer.

Presented by Berlanti Productions and Supergirl co-showrunner Jessica Queller, the reading will feature Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist Calista Flockhart and Chris Wood as well as Alfred Molina, Kumail Nanjiani, Constance Wu, Willie Garson (White Collar), Kate Burton (Scandal) and Italia Ricci (Designated Survivor).

Berlanti and Queller are doing the event to honor the memory of their mothers who both died of cancer.

Berlanti’s mom passed away just over a year ago. “Throughout the time that she
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‘Hotel Mumbai’ Review: Armie Hammer and Dev Patel’s Harrowing, Humane Film About the 2008 Mumbai Terrorist Attacks — Tiff

  • Indiewire
If we have to keep making action movies out of the most unspeakably horrifying terrorist attacks of the 21st century (and that’s still up for debate), they might as well be as lucid and humane as Anthony Maras’ “Hotel Mumbai.” A dramatization of the November 2008 ambush on India’s largest city, the film — it should go without saying — is harrowing to the extreme. Almost unbearable, in fact.

However, Maras’ powerful debut feature only deserves so much credit for its immaculate craft. It isn’t hard to pillage riveting entertainment from the scene of a real massacre, and scavenging the dead for cheap suspense often is closer to robbing graves than it is to making art. The value of a movie like “Hotel Mumbai,” or “U-July 22,” or “United 93” is not and cannot be measured by how engaging it is to watch. The grisly spectacle is only a means to an end.
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UTA Promotes 4 Executives to Partner

  • The Wrap
United Talent Agency had promoted four executives to partner: René Jones, Jim Meenaghan, Rich Shuter and David Spingarn.

They join Chief Operating Officer Andrew Thau as one of the company’s non-agent partners. With these promotions, the agency now has 58 partners.

“Over the years, we have recruited some of the most talented executives in our industry who have provided our clients and colleagues with the strongest support,” said UTA CEO and board member Jeremy Zimmer. “Jim, David, René and Rich are the best of the best. They bring amazing value to UTA every day and, as we grow, will continue to add invaluable insights and resources to everything we do.”

Also Read: UTA Sells Minority Stake to 2 Outside Investment Groups

Jones is a 14-year UTA veteran and currently serves as global head of philanthropy. She helped launch UTA’s Foundation and philanthropic efforts in 2004 and also spearheaded UTA’s Project Impact,
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UTA Ups Four Senior Execs To Partner Level

  • Deadline
UTA has promoted a quartet of senior executives to partner. The agency’s board of directors said today that René Jones, Jim Meenaghan, Rich Shuter and David Spingarn will join chief operating officer Andrew Thau among the company’s non-agent partners.

The appointments boost UTA’s partnership to 58 men and women from across the agency’s businesses.

“Over the years, we have recruited some of the most talented executives in our industry who have provided our clients and colleagues with the strongest support,” said UTA CEO and board member Jeremy Zimmer. “Jim, David, René and Rich are the best of the best. They bring amazing value to UTA every day and, as we grow, will continue to add invaluable insights and resources to everything we do.”

The four new partners have a collective 40-plus years the agency, it said. Here are their bios, per UTA:

Jones, a 14-year UTA veteran,
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