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‘Woman At War’: Jodie Foster To Direct & Star In English Version Of Iceland’s Oscar Entry

‘Woman At War’: Jodie Foster To Direct & Star In English Version Of Iceland’s Oscar Entry
Exclusive: Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster will direct, co-produce and star in an English-language remake of Woman at War, the spirited and eccentric eco-thriller that Iceland has officially submitted for the Foreign Language competition at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards.

Foster will reinterpret the role of Halla (played in the original film by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), a genial middle-aged music teacher hiding a secret life as an outlaw environmental activist with a grudge against the local aluminum industry that is despoiling the pristine Highlands of Iceland. Halla is escalating her one-woman campaign of sabotage when an unexpected letter arrives with news: her adoption application has been approved and a baby girl is awaiting her in the Ukraine.

It’s nature vs. nurture, so to speak, as the unlikely eco-avenger finds herself questioning her political convictions and destiny even as government agents hunt for her and an orphaned child awaits to fulfill Halla’s dream of motherhood.
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Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock & Laura Linney Set For Sally Potter Pic; HanWay & Bleecker Street Aboard

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Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock & Laura Linney Set For Sally Potter Pic; HanWay & Bleecker Street Aboard
Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock and Laura Linney lead an impressive cast for The Party and Orlando writer-director Sally Potter’s latest film. Production is underway in Spain on the untitled feature, which is being repped worldwide by HanWay and Bleecker Street.

The pic will chart a wild day in the life of a man on the edge, held together by the unconditional love of his daughter. It will also shoot on location in New York in January.

HanWay Films will handle the international sales and distribution and will commence sales at the upcoming European Film Market. Bleecker Street will distribute the film in the U.S. Potter’s long-time producing partner Christopher Sheppard is making the film through banner Adventure Pictures.

The film was co-developed by BBC Films and the BFI and is funded by HanWay Films, Bleecker Street, Ingenious Media, BBC Films, the BFI, Chimney
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'Roma' Voted Best Picture by New York Film Critics Online

'Roma' Voted Best Picture by New York Film Critics Online
Roma was named best picture of the year by the New York Film Critics Online.

The vote took place Sunday, the same day that the L.A. Film Critics Association also voted Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white, semiautobiographical film as best picture of 2018.

In addition, Cuaron was tapped as best director and best cinematographer for his work on the film.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? co-stars Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant were named best actress and best supporting actor, respectively, while Ethan Hawke was voted best actor for First Reformed and Regina King took the supporting actor prize for If Beale Street ...
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The Next ‘Transformers’ Movie Won’t Be a Reboot, But It Will Be “Different” [Exclusive]

The Next ‘Transformers’ Movie Won’t Be a Reboot, But It Will Be “Different” [Exclusive]
Rumors of a Transformers reboot earlier this year confused fans. While a spin-off like this month’s Bumblebee makes sense within the world of the five live-action films, a total reboot would leave a lot of threads hanging. Transformers: The Last Knight was originally planned to launch an extended Transformers universe. Even if that scaled back, it […]

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The 25 Best Films Of 2018

Karma, they say, is a bitch. Yet it must be down to some cosmic law of balance that as terrible as things have been on a daily basis in other spheres of life, 2018 has been among the most remarkable years for cinema in recent memory. Maybe it’s that the instability and uncertainty of the zeitgeist has ignited channels of creative expression that might have remained dormant in more complacent times; maybe it’s that 2-hour breaks from the constant blithering nonsense that is being alive in 2018 are precious even if you’re watching the “Overboard” remake.

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Film Review: ‘Jirga’

Film Review: ‘Jirga’
Buried within the closing crawl of writer, director, cinematographer and co-producer Benjamin Gilmour’s unfortunately cryptic but nonetheless fascinating debut film “Jirga” are shout-outs for security, political and cultural liaisons, as well as an Afghan film advisor. These credits speak, however quietly, to the no-doubt-delicate and clearly arduous making of a film that finds a guilt-ridden Australian soldier returning to Afghanistan three years after mistakenly killing a married father during a village raid to make monetary amends to his widow and orphaned sons, only to be waylaid by a small, cave-dwelling Taliban squad along the barren route.

Warmly received on the festival circuit — almost certainly as much for its spectacular scenery as the frustrating wisp of a plot — “Jirga” (which means “a tribal council” in the film’s predominant Pashto language) has emerged as Australia’s official entry for the Oscar foreign language race as well as the winner of
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Amy Adams is Pretty Sure She’s Done Playing Lois Lane, Says Dceu is Being “Revamped”

Amy Adams is Pretty Sure She’s Done Playing Lois Lane, Says Dceu is Being “Revamped”
Here’s your big scoop on the DC Extended Universe for the week: Amy Adams is out. The Vice actress has played Lois Lane, intrepid reporter and Superman’s longtime girlfriend, in three movies now, but as Warner Bros. takes the DC films in another direction and as her onscreen love interest hangs up the cape himself, Adams […]

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Fox Names Benjamin Bach MD for Germany, Replacing Vincent  De La Tour

Twentieth Century Fox has upped Benjamin Bach to managing director, theatrical, for Austria and Germany. In Germany he takes over from the long-serving Vincent de la Tour who is leaving after 27 years.

Bach has been MD of Fox’s operations in Austria since 2012 and he steps into his new, expanded, role immediately. He will continue oversee Austria as well as managing Germany.

The company said he will have strategic and operational responsibilities for Fox Germany and will continue to report to Paul Higginson, Evp, Emea, 20th Century Fox, in the new role.

“I have known Benjamin for 15 years,” Higginson said. “He has exceptional experience and business acumen. He is an accomplished executive and I am delighted that he has agreed to manage our German operation in addition to his responsibilities in Austria.”

Prior to Fox, Bach was sales director, TV distribution, for Universal Pictures, based in London. He also worked at the Bollywood studio Eros,
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New Synopsis For Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Follow-Up ‘Us’ Reveals A Fairly Basic Horror Premise

Academy Award winner Jordan Peele is about to unleash his second film on the world, simply titled “Us.” Even though, after the monster success of “Get Out,” the filmmaker has been attached to a “Candyman” reboot, “Toy Story 4,” and about 4000 TV series, the biggest project that fans are anticipating most of all is his follow-up to his directorial debut.

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Alex Pettyfer on Making His Directorial Debut with ‘Back Roads’

From first-time feature director Alex Pettyfer (who also plays the lead role in the film), the dark indie drama Back Roads, tells the story of Harley Altmyer (Pettyfer), a young man in a rural Pennsylvania town who’s been taking care of his three younger sisters since their mother went to prison for murdering their abusive father. Uneducated and working two dead-end jobs just to try to hold his family together, Harley connects to an older, married woman (Jennifer Morrison) and shocking family secrets threaten to destroy them all. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, …
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Is The End Nigh for Fandor?

On the heels of FilmStruck’s closure, independent film streaming services have taken another hit as Fandor laid off about 40 employees towards the end of last week. The company’s CEO, Chris Kelly, announced that their assets were sold to a newly formed entity — Fandor ABC LLC, which is managed by GlassRatner — and that Fandor.com “will continue streaming movies without interruptions.” Their homepage now features a very small header that, once clicked upon, offers up the following statement: Fandor has prided itself on providing access to great film and visual expression to a broad audience. While we have had […]
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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Season 3 Trailer: The End is Here

All things must come to an end, including Netflix adaptations of gothic children’s books. A Series of Unfortunate Events season 3 will bring a close to the streaming service’s take on Lemony Snicket‘s delightful, ghoulish books, adapting the four final books in the series. Neil Patrick Harris is back once again as the scenery-chewing Count Olaf, who will […]

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Lynne Ramsay Recently Wrote A New ‘Epic Environmental Horror’ Script & Dreams Of Making A Comedy

Lynne Ramsay is one of the most acclaimed and unique filmmakers working today. And with her previous films, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” and most recently, “You Were Never Really Here,” the filmmaker is no stranger to the darker side of life and people. So, it makes perfect sense that horror might be in her future, even though the idea of a straight up jump-scare fest is probably not Ramsay’s style.

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Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Adds Lois Smith (Exclusive)

Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Adds Lois Smith (Exclusive)
Lois Smith has joined the cast of Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” Variety has learned.

It continues a late-career resurgence for the 88-year-old stage and screen actress. Smith was nominated for a Gotham and Independent Spirit Award for her work in last year’s “Marjorie Prime,” a role that garnered her some of the best reviews of her career. She also appeared in the Oscar-nominated “Lady Bird.”

Smith will play an unspecified supporting role and joins an ensemble that includes Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, and her “Lady Bird” co-star Timothee Chalamet. Filming is reportedly already underway.

The French Dispatch” is set in Paris during the 1950s and follows a group of journalists at an American newspaper bureau. Anderson will write and direct the movie, which is his first live-action film since 2014’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Scott Rudin will produce the movie.
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‘The Lego Movie 2’ Christmas Short Features Some Holiday Cheer & More Funny Batman Lines

In lieu of a new trailer for next summer’s sure-to-be hit film, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” the folks behind the popular children’s franchise decided to release something a bit more timely – a holiday short film.

In the dark and dreary town of Apocalypseberg, everyone’s favorite Lego person, Emmet has taken it upon himself to inject a little holiday cheer in his community. The goal is to hang up some strands of lights, make an ice skating rink, and decorate the largest Christmas tree he could make, in hopes that the townsfolk will take a break from being all doom and gloom.

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Brian Tyree Henry Breaks Out Big in Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Brian Tyree Henry Breaks Out Big in Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
The final days of filming writer-director Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk” were dedicated to moments that foreshadowed its entire plot: Having run into the recently incarcerated Daniel (Brian Tyree Henry) on the streets of Harlem, the struggling artist Fonny (Stephan James) invites his friend back to his apartment for dinner, to the chagrin of his girlfriend Tish (KiKi Layne). Over beers and talk of Fonny’s struggle to gain acceptance in a white society, Daniel offers what Henry calls a “war cry” that was “basically a warning to Fonny that this could be you one day.” Unfortunately, he was right.

Henry: “Barry was pretty amazing and poetic when he did that scene because I forgot that there were cameras. There are moments where you see Daniel reflecting and smoking a cigarette and I really don’t remember that Barry had set up equipment there.
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The Snake Eyes Spin-Off Won’t Star Ray Park – Here’s Why [Exclusive]

The Snake Eyes Spin-Off Won’t Star Ray Park – Here’s Why [Exclusive]
Over the weekend, producer Lorenzo Dibonaventura spoke to /Film about the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee. Since Dibonaventura is also the producer of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe franchise, we asked him about the upcoming Snake Eyes spin-off film. Announced in May, the Snake Eyes movie found its director in Robert Schwentke just last week. Still in question was whether […]

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The ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Cast Tease the Midseason Finale’s Puppet-palooza

If you’ve been watching the bonkers CW hit show Legends of Tomorrow, then you know crazy is what they do best. Based on the actions of John Constantine in the previous episode, the universe’s timeline is now totally screwed up. I mean, it’s a Barry Allen level hot mess. During a recent set visit to the show in Vancouver, the cast teases what to expect, and, yeah, it’s nuts!. First up: Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Amaya/…
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‘Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Final Trailer: The Unfortunate Conclusion Features Allison Williams In The Cast

The third and final season of “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” is set to hit Netflix in the coming weeks, and in honor of its impending release, we finally have a full look at the upcoming season that is going to wrap up all the loose ends and lead to the unfortunate conclusion.

The trailer serves as not only a sneak peek at the final season of the popular series, but also as a bit of a minor recap of the first two editions.

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Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock to star in Sally Potter drama

Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock to star in Sally Potter drama
Laura Linney also boards project from The Party director.

Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock and Laura Linney have all boarded the cast of an untitled drama from The Party director Sally Potter, which is now shooting in Spain.

HanWay Films and Bleecker Street have partnered to jointly acquire worldwide rights to the project, which is being produced by Potter’s regular collaborator Christopher Sheppard through his Adventure Pictures.

The film will follow a turbulent 24 hours in the life of a father (Bardem) and daughter (Fanning) as the latter grapples with the challenges of dealing with her father’s apparently chaotic mental state.
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