Joe Wright and Gary Oldman worked together for three intensive months making the new World War II drama Darkest Hour, about the rocky early tenure of Britain’s celebrated wartime prime minister, Winston Churchill. “Joe never saw me as Gary for three months,” Oldman recently told Yahoo Entertainment, a sentiment echoed by Wright in a separate interview.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued standards of conduct by which its members are expected to abide, one step in a plan to address the sexual misconduct scandals that have gripped Hollywood (and the country) in the wake of allegations against Harvey Weinstein. “There is no place in the Academy for people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates recognized standards of decency,” reads part the two-paragraph statement. An email to Academy members from CEO Dawn Hudson said that a task force headed by David Rubin will “finalize procedures for handling allegations of misconduct,” and that the new procedures would be sent to members in 2018.
Streep seems destined to earn her 21st Oscar nomination for her lead role in Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers drama.
The Meryl Streep- and Tom Hanks-starring drama was fast-tracked earlier this year, and it couldn't have arrived at a more urgent time.
The Oscars 2018 ceremony is shaping up to be an explosively awkward affair, and could make for an interesting night for many different reasons.
Warner Bros. has given a Feb. 9, 2018, worldwide release date to Clint Eastwood’s drama “The 15:17 to Paris,” which centers on the heroes who derailed a 2015 terrorist attack during a highspeed train ride. Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution, said, “Clint Eastwood is one of our most prolific and enduring filmmakers […]
The director of "Pariah" and "Bessie" returns with her most high profile movie to date, and it's already an acclaimed darling.
Some critics are making the obvious connection to a certain annual awards giving event in the movie calendar.
EXCLUSIVE: With the six-month-long awards season kicking off today in Venice with the already critically well-received Downsizing (which now heads to Telluride and Toronto along with countless other hopefuls debuting in the fall/holiday corridor so friendly to Oscar contenders), there is one major studio determined to make sure everyone knows their summer blockbuster will also be going for the gold– and they aren’t about to let you forget it. 20th Century Fox will be…
The film opened the Venice Film Festival and will next play TIFF, before opening in December.
A24 is further extending its distribution activity in the U.K. by partnering with British independent distributor Curzon Artificial Eye on the release of the Safdie brothers’ “Good Time,” starring Robert Pattinson. The crime film is set for a Nov. 3 theatrical release in the U.K. It marks the third time this year that A24 has... Read more »
Oscar season is officially on our doorstep as the 74th annual Venice Film Festival is set to take flight a week from today with the world premiere of Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing.” Recent contenders like “Birdman,” “Spotlight,” and “La La Land” have begun their journeys on the Lido before taking the season by storm. Commencing in... Read more »
Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, who also oversaw the last show, will also be reteaming with him for the 90th Academy Awards.
James Franco’s comedy “The Disaster Artist” has nabbed a distributor and an awards-seasons release date. A24 is partnered with New Line Cinema on the movie, which will hit theaters on Dec. 1 for exclusive engagements in the U.S., followed by a nationwide release on Dec. 8. New Line parent Warner Bros. Pictures will oversee the international distribution,... Read more »
Fox Searchlight has given an awards season release date to “Battle of the Sexes,” starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs. The film is scheduled to debut on Sept. 22. Variety first reported in 2015 Stone was attached to the project. “Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris directed from... Read more »