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Seth Rogen Eyed to Play Apple's Steve Wozniak in Christian Bale's Steve Jobs Movie (Exclusive)

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Seth Rogen is being eyed to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak opposite Christian Bale in Sony's Steve Jobs movie, while Jessica Chastain is also being sought for a role in the film, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Danny Boyle is directing the film — which is not a traditional biopic — from a script by Aaron Sorkin, who had access to Jobs’ authorized biography by Walter Isaacson. The film is expected to follow Jobs during three stressful, high-profile product launches including the first Macintosh. »


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'Mockingjay' sets 2014 record for tickets sold on first day of presale

18 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

On Wednesday, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 opened advance ticket sales and has already broken a 2014 record. According to a Fandango press release, Mockingjay sold more first-day advance tickets than any other 2014 film, passing the previous record-holder, Divergent. In its first day, Mockingjay accounted for 80 percent of Fandango's daily ticket sales. Over on Movietickets.com, the trend continued, with Mockingjay exceeding the first day advance sales of any other 2014 film, including Guardians of the Galaxy. Mockingjay also doubled the number of tickets sold on the first day of presales for Catching Fire last year. Sounds like the odds are in Mockingjay's favor. »


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Roman Polanski Evades Arrest in Poland as U.S. Renews Chase

18 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Roman Polanski has evaded a fresh bid by U.S. authorities to have him arrested with a view to extraditing him.

U.S. officials requested that the Polish government seize the director as he visited Poland to attend the opening of a Jewish museum in Warsaw. Polanski was questioned by prosecutors in Krakow today.

Roman Polanski said he would comply with all requests made by prosecutors in this case and provided his address,” Poland’s justice ministry spokesman Mateusz Martyniuk told Afp.

“Prosecutors therefore decided not to arrest him in connection with a possible U.S. extradition request.”

Martyniuk said Polanski’s extradition to the U.S. was still possible, but as the U.S. had yet to make an extradition request Polanski “is a free citizen and is free to travel.”

Polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in the U.S. in 1977, but left the country in 1978 before sentencing. »


- Leo Barraclough

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‘The Real Thing’ Theater Review: Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal Live Up to Tom Stoppard's Title

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It takes real guts for Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal to make their respective Broadway debuts in “The Real Thing,” which opened Thursday at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre. Tom Stoppard‘s comic meditation on what's the real thing in love, art, and politics has been blessed with Tony Awards in its two previous incarnations on Broadway, with lead actors Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close (1984), as well as Stephen Dillane and Jennifer Ehle (2000), being honored. See photos: ‘X-Men’ Stars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Tour New York City, Bring Joy to the Internet (Photos) For some reason, despite the star power, »


- Robert Hofler

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Sienna Miller talks about the ending of 'American Sniper,' Bradley Cooper’s short shorts

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Sienna Miller doesn’t want to talk about whether or not Bradley Cooper dies in the end. In the upcoming biopic American Sniper, he portrays Chris Kyle, the deadliest marksman in U.S. military history. During Kyle's four tours in Iraq, the decorated Navy Seal had 160 confirmed kills before retiring in 2009. But his life abruptly ended in 2013 when he was shot by a Marine veteran reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. (He's currently awaiting trial.) When asked if that sad coda to Kyle’s legendary career is included in director Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the soldier’s best-selling 2012 memoir, »


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Katie Holmes Is Seriously Not a Morning Person

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Katie Holmes opens up about starting over, her life as a single mom and finding love again. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive People interview.She's a mom, movie star and budding director. Just don't put Katie Holmes in charge of breakfast. "My first two pancakes are always burned," the actress, 35, tells People of her typical morning chaos in this week's exclusive cover story. "Well, sometimes it's not just the first two, and I'm seriously under pressure because it's the last part of the batter and I'm flipping it, and it's about to break apart, and I'm thinking, »


- Kate Coyne, @KatePeople

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Katie Holmes Is Seriously Not a Morning Person

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Katie Holmes opens up about starting over, her life as a single mom and finding love again. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive People interview.She's a mom, movie star and budding director. Just don't put Katie Holmes in charge of breakfast. "My first two pancakes are always burned," the actress, 35, tells People of her typical morning chaos in this week's exclusive cover story. "Well, sometimes it's not just the first two, and I'm seriously under pressure because it's the last part of the batter and I'm flipping it, and it's about to break apart, and I'm thinking, »


- Kate Coyne, @KatePeople

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5 Halloween Lessons From Jake Gyllenhaal, Jayma Mays and Late Night Hosts (Video)

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With Halloween coming on Friday, the holiday was a topic of discussion among several guests across the talk show circuit on Thursday night. While Dr. Phil spent his time presenting a bizarre theory that any adult who dresses up for Halloween clearly dresses up like that all the time at home, too, and Chris Rock was presenting a list of all the “slutty” costumes women might wear, other celebrities offered stories with lessons that we can take an apply to our own holiday celebrations. See photos: 9 Most Popular Hollywood-Themed Halloween Costumes: From ‘Frozen’ to ‘Captain AmericaJayma Mays being woefully under-prepared for trick-or-treaters. »


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'Heaven Knows What' Wins Best Film Award at Tokyo Festival, Tim Burton Gets Honored

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The Tokyo Film Festival on Friday announced its winners. Read more John Lasseter Pays Emotional Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki at Tokyo Film Festival Heaven Knows What, a tale of love between addicts in New York from brothers Joshua and Benny Safdie, won the grand prix and $50,000 for best film, presented by jury president James Gunn. The film also won the best director award and $5,000, presented by Singaporean director Eric Khoo. "This is a film that bursts with life about people who are on the brink of death... and the music is disruptive, in all the best

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9 Best Moments With Emma Watson, Robert Downey Jr. and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Britannia Awards

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At Thursday night's Britannia Awards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus summed up one of the pleasures of the honors that are handed out this time of year, before awards season gets ultra-competitive. “It's nice that they tell you you've won ahead of time,” she said, “so you don't have to practice your ‘I'm so happy for Lena Dunham’ face.” Louis-Dreyfus was one of the six winners who came to the Beverly Hilton knowing that they were being given honors by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles. The others were Robert Downey Jr., Dame Judi Dench, Mike Leigh, Emma Watson and. »


- Steve Pond

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'Killing Fields' Director Roland Joffe to Head up Camerimage Jury

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Roland Joffe, the Oscar-nominated director of The Killing Fields and The Mission, will be the jury president of the main competition at this year's Camerimage festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Joffe will head up the group judging the festival's main international section, whose highlights include Jean-Marc Vallee's Wild with Reese Witherspoon, David Ayer's World War II drama Fury starring Brad Pitt, Cannes winner Leviathan from Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev and Mike Leigh's painter biopic Mr. Turner. Read More 'Fury,' 'Wild' and 'Get on Up' in Camerimage Competition The Camerimage festival is unique in focusing on the art of

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Chelsea Handler Posts Topless Photo to Instagram to Battle Sexism

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chelsea Handler‘s Instagram page got very interesting on Thursday night. The comedian posted a side-by-side photo of her topless in a parody of Vladimir Putin's famous shirtless horse-riding photo next to the original. Within 20 minutes the image was taken down. But that didn't stop Handler, who reposted it two more times. The second time the picture went up with the caption “Taking this down is sexist. I have every right to prove I have a better body that Putin.” See photos: 9 Most Popular Hollywood-Themed Halloween Costumes: From ‘Frozen’ to ‘Captain America’ She then posted the message she got from Instagram, »


- Jason Hughes

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‘Lucy’ Star Amr Waked Talks Luc Besson, Netflix’s ‘Marco Polo,’ Egypt Revolution

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Having already appeared in a crop of major films, including Syriana and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Egyptian film and TV star Amr Waked this year appeared as the policeman alongside Scarlett Johansson’s cerebral over-achiever Lucy, which is still raking in the millions across the world and becoming Luc Besson’s biggest film to-date. He’s next due to star in Netflix’s historical epic Marco Polo, being produced by The Weinstein Company and due to premiere in December. The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Waked on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, where his latest film, the Egyptian crime

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- Alex Ritman

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Q&A: Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval Unveils Pan-European Digital Distribution Company

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Paris: Building on its experiment with Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York,” Wild Bunch is launching a pan-European digital distribution company.

Following the footsteps of  TWC/Radius, A24 or IFC Films in the U.S., the Paris-based studio will acquire fresh movies for digital distribution in key European markets where it’s already established: In France (with Wild Bunch and Wild Side) Germany (with Wild Bunch Germany and Senator), in Italy (with Bim), in Spain (with Vertigo). In the U.K., Wild Bunch inked a pact with Altitude.

Unveiled less than two months following the roll-out of Netflix across continental Europe, Wild Bunch’s digital company also plans on being involved in financing and co-producing movies with U.S. partners.

Netflix sparked concerns in France last week when it nabbed exclusive rights to “St.Vincent” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” with Jessica Chastain for Gaul, therefore bypassing the sacrosanct theatrical release. »


- Elsa Keslassy

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Chris Rock Runs Down the Year's Top 5 Halloween Costumes (Video)

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Chris Rock may be busy preparing to host “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, but he still made time to drop by “The Tonight Show” studio to help former “SNL”-er Jimmy Fallon with a list of the year's top Halloween costumes. In honor of Rock's upcoming film — and perhaps to distance themselves from David Letterman's signature Top 10 lists — they settled on a “Top Five” for costumes. See photos: 9 Most Popular Hollywood-Themed Halloween Costumes: From ‘Frozen’ to ‘Captain America’ (Photos) But as soon as Rock started the list with “Slutty Cat” you had an idea where this was going to go. »


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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Keeps Major Guest Star Under Wraps (Video)

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(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen “The Big Bang Theory” Season 8, Episode 7 entitled “The Misinterpretation Agitation.”) CBS's “The Big Bang Theory” has had a lot of major guest stars over the years, but they've usually shouted the castings from the rooftops. Not so the celebrity who had a surprise role on the show's first Thursday episode of the season. Also read: Halloween in Hollywood Costume Contest – You Be the Judge! (Photos) Fresh from his Emmy-nominated performance on FX's “Fargo,” Billy Bob Thornton joined the show as a urologist who develops an unrequited crush on. »


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‘Heaven Knows What’ Wins Top Tokyo Prize, Japan’s ‘Pale Moon’ Takes Audience Award

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U.S.-French drama “Heaven Knows What” took the Tokyo Grand Prize and its directing duo Benny and Joshua Safdie took the best director award at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival.

The tale of a vagabond couple battling addiction in New York, it had its world premiere last month in Venice.

“Pale Moon,” a crime thriller that is the only Japanese film in the competition section of the festival, was Friday named as the Tokyo International Film Festival’s Audience Award.

Directed by Daihachi Yoshida, the film stars Rie Miyazawa as a housewife who turns embezzler.

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China's CCTV New Year's Gala to Use Fewer Celebrities, Take Moral High Ground

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With the Year of the Goat set to kick off in China in February, expect plenty of frugality and no vulgarity during the world's most-watched TV show, the Spring Festival gala on China Central Television (CCTV), which takes place at Lunar New Year. "The crew for CCTV's 2015 Spring Festival Gala was established today! Ha Wen will be the director… Tell us what you expect from the Spring Festival Gala for the Year of the Goat," said a post on CCTV's account on social media service Weibo. Last year, 704 million people watched the Spring Festival Gala on

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Psy, Others Push for Autopsy of K-Pop Legend

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Psy and other K-pop icons have requested an autopsy for legendary South Korean rocker Shin Hae Chul who died Monday following an operation, leading to accusations of medical malpractice. The late singer's family consented to the request just before his body was scheduled to be cremated on Friday morning. "It has been decided not to cremate the body," singer Lee Seung-chul told reporters on behalf of Shin's family outside Seoul Memorial Park's crematorium. Lee explained that he and fellow K-pop artists convinced the family to consider a postmortem to determine the exact cause of death. Read more

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- Lee Hyo-won

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'Avengers,' Emma Watson and Eddie Redmayne hit the 2014 Britannia Awards

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The beginning of the show and tell portion of awards season has often been marked by many with the Hollywood Film Awards (sigh) or, more recently, the Academy's Governors Awards.  Depending on where it falls on the calendar, that designation actually falls on BAFTA's annual Britannia Awards.  The latest incarnation of the show took over the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday night and some of the world's biggest stars took part.  And, surprise, a number of those famous faces are fighting for the Oscar spotlight. Emma Watson received the British Artist of the Year, Mark Ruffalo was lauded with the Humanitarian Award, Dame Judi Dench made a rare non-Oscars visit to Los Angeles to accept the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment, Mike Leigh was honored with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Direction, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss earned the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy and Robert Downey, »


- Gregory Ellwood

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