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‘Trust’ Trailer: Danny Boyle’s ‘All the Money in the World’ Rival Stars Donald Sutherland in Kevin Spacey’s Former Role

If Christopher Plummer need any tips on playing John Paul Getty after replacing Kevin Spacey on “All the Money in the World,” perhaps he should call up Donald Sutherland. Sutherland will play the oil tycoon on Danny Boyle’s new series for FX, “Trust,” which released a promising first teaser trailer today. With Ridley Scott’s take on the same event suddenly mired in controversy, it will be fascinating to see how Boyle’s measures up. (And perhaps another reason why Scott is so determined to finish his film quickly).

Trust” maps the Getty family legacy, beginning with the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. If ordered for more seasons, the series would explore other chapters in the oil family’s history.

Read More:Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Team Bringing Bizarre John Paul Getty Kidnapping to FX in 2018

In addition to Sutherland as Getty, “Trust” stars Hilary Swank as Gail Getty,
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‘Trust’ Trailer: Danny Boyle’s ‘All the Money in the World’ Rival Stars Donald Sutherland in Kevin Spacey’s Former Role

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If Christopher Plummer need any tips on playing John Paul Getty after replacing Kevin Spacey on “All the Money in the World,” perhaps he should call up Donald Sutherland. Sutherland will play the oil tycoon on Danny Boyle’s new series for FX, “Trust,” which released a promising first teaser trailer today. With Ridley Scott’s take on the same event suddenly mired in controversy, it will be fascinating to see how Boyle’s measures up. (And perhaps another reason why Scott is so determined to finish his film quickly).

Trust” maps the Getty family legacy, beginning with the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. If ordered for more seasons, the series would explore other chapters in the oil family’s history.

Read More:Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Team Bringing Bizarre John Paul Getty Kidnapping to FX in 2018

In addition to Sutherland as Getty, “Trust” stars Hilary Swank as Gail Getty,
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‘First They Killed My Father’: How Angelina Jolie Captured a Child’s View of War

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‘First They Killed My Father’: How Angelina Jolie Captured a Child’s View of War
When Angelina Jolie needed a new cinematographer on the eve of shooting “First They Killed My Father” (Netflix), Cambodia’s Best Foreign-Language Oscar entry, the director called on the Dp she wanted in the first place: Oscar-winner Anthony Dod Mantle (“Slumdog Millionaire”). It turned out to be a trial by fire of the most creative kind.

Based on the celebrated memoir by Loung Ung, who, with her family, was forced into a work camp by the Khmer Rouge at the age of five, the historical thriller was shot totally from her perspective.

“I only had three days of prep and the first background action had a crowd between 400 and 600 extras,” said Dod Mantle, who’s presenting the film this week in competition at the 25th Camerimage festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Capturing Her Pov

Shooting with the Sony F55 with lots of hand-held and Steadicam shots, Dod Mantle first learned to
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How Angelina Jolie's New Film Captured a Child's View of Horror and Heartbreak

How Angelina Jolie's New Film Captured a Child's View of Horror and Heartbreak
Director Angelina Jolie wanted audiences watching First They Killed My Father, based on Loung Ung's memoir set during the Cambodian genocide, to see through the eyes of a child — young actress Sareum Srey Moch, who gives a remarkably expressive performance as Loung.

In the words of its Oscar-winning cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle (Slumdog Millionaire), the Netflix film, Cambodia's foreign-language Academy Award entry, is "an attempt, as full-on as possible, to project how a child will perceive these incidents around her, which were everything from beauty and happiness in the beginning to unadulterated chaos and darkness. That's the psychology behind...
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Oscars: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Arrives as the Animated Feature to Beat

Oscars: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Arrives as the Animated Feature to Beat
By now Pixar pretty much has it down to a science, both on the screen and on the circuit. With an all-hands method of cracking story, the Emeryville, Calif.-based studio thrives in the marketplace (racking up more than $11 billion in worldwide box office receipts) and consistently dominates the 17-year-old animated feature category at the Academy Awards (claiming eight wins and 10 nominations so far).

The Disney subsidiary’s latest, “Coco,” fits in snuggly with a canon of moving and emotionally resonant storytelling. It also enters a lively animated Oscar race as the one to beat … naturally.

Other top contending films include independent handmade gems like Gkids’ “The Breadwinner” and Good Deed’s “Loving Vincent,” as well as critically approved big-studio efforts like Warner Animation Group’s “The Lego Batman Movie” and DreamWorks’ “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.” But few are likely to strike the same balance as “Coco,” a movie that, like so many
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Asia Sends Serious Contingent to Oscar Foreign-Language Race

Asia Sends Serious Contingent to Oscar Foreign-Language Race
While the early frontrunners in Oscar’s foreign-language category appear to be from Europe, with the likes of Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” (Sweden), Agnieszka Holland’s “Spoor” (Poland), Michael Haneke’s “Happy End” (Austria), Jonas Carpignano’s “A Ciambra” (Italy), Joachim Trier’s “Thelma” (Norway) and Carla Simon’s “Summer 1993” (Spain) dominating conversations and awards, Asia has a few tricks up its sleeve.

Leading the Asian charge is Cambodia’s submission “First They Killed My Father,” directed by the very visible Angelina Jolie. Based on the memoirs of human-rights activist Loung Ung, the film is an unflinching look at the horrors wrought by the Khmer Rouge after the Cambodian civil war in the 1970s.

Told through the eyes of the 5-year-old Ung, played with wide-eyed winsome charm by Sareum Srey Moch, the film dispassionately looks at how she is separated from her parents and siblings and is thrust into the thick of the conflict. As with his
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‘Newton’ Defies Gravity at Indian B.O. While Winning Plaudits at Fests

‘Newton’ Defies Gravity at Indian B.O. While Winning Plaudits at Fests
Newton,” india’s contender at Oscar’s foreign-language category, is that rarity, an indie that achieved box office numbers comparable to mid-range mainstream films.

Drishyam Films produced the Hindi-language film, about a rookie poll officer who overcomes the odds to conduct free and fair elections in a remote tribal area, on a budget of 45 million rupees ($692,000). It opened Sept. 22 in India and grossed $4.8 million.

Of the independent films chosen to represent India at the Oscars in the past decade, 2010’s “Peepli (Live)” is the only one to collect similar numbers. That film had a $1.5 million budget and made $6.2 million. However, “Peepli (Live)” had deep-pocketed backers including Aamir Khan Prods. and Disney’s Utv Motion Pictures. A publicity campaign by Khan, India’s most bankable star, was enough to send audiences in large numbers to the cinemas for fare they might not normally consume in such volume.

2015’s “Court” rode into Indian cinemas on a wave of acclaim
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Kevin Spacey Scandal: Sony May Move ‘All the Money in the World’ Release (Exclusive)

Kevin Spacey Scandal: Sony May Move ‘All the Money in the World’ Release (Exclusive)
Sony Pictures is considering moving the release date of “All the Money in the World” and is weighing canceling its American Film Institute premiere next week, according to insiders. The studio is still debating how to best position the Ridley Scott drama in the wake of multiple sexual assault and harassment allegations against its star Kevin Spacey.

A final decision has yet to be made. If “All the Money in the World’s” premiere is moved, there is a good chance it will be released in June 2018 instead of its current Dec. 22, 2017 release date. The film, which centers on the kidnapping of billionaire J. Paul Getty’s grandson in Italy and the efforts to recover him, was originally being positioned as an awards candidate with Spacey’s performance as Getty believed to be its best chance for an Oscar nomination. In the wake of the allegations, Spacey has become so toxic that the studio has abandoned an awards
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Shocking: When Irrfan Khan wanted to kill his sister’s boyfriend

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Shocking: When Irrfan Khan wanted to kill his sister’s boyfriend
Irrfan Khan is known for intense performances as that’s the kind of roles he did in the initial years. His performances in films like Haasil, Maqbool, Slumdog Millionaire, New York etc. slotted him in a certain genre despite the fact that he occasionally did light-hearted roles like Sunday, Life In A Metro, Krazzy 4 etc.Read More

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Shooting Wraps On Ralph Fiennes’ Directorial Project ‘The White Crow’

Principal photography has now wrapped on Ralph FiennesThe White Crow, which has been shooting in locations across France, Russia, Croatia and Serbia since August. A new image has been released, featuring lead actor Oleg Ivenko as the legendary ballet star Rudolf Nureyev. Check it out below.

The White Crow was developed by BBC Films and Gabrielle Tana (The Duchess, Dancer, Philomena) who also produces with Carolyn Marks Blackwood through Magnolia Mae Productions together with Ralph Fiennes through Lonely Dragon Productions, and François Ivernel (The Queen, Slumdog Millionaire, The Iron Lady) through the French branch of his company, Montebello Productions. American artist and filmmaker Andrew Levitas (Lullaby, Georgetown, The Art of Getting By) is a producer and financier through his companies Metalwork Pictures and Rogue Black respectively.

Hanway Films is handling worldwide sales on the project. BBC Films, Hanway Films and The Fyzz Facility co-financed the film.

The White Crow
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Slumdog Millionaire”

This movie is actually way more depressing than it’s made out to be honestly. It’s as though the trailers were designed to be a lot more upbeat and give people the impression that the idea of a young man being the underdog winner was something far more positive than the film actually portrays. Jamal does in fact earn a life of riches and gets the girl eventually but the struggle and the trouble he has to go through in order to get there is absolutely insane. A lot of people would think that a life spent like this would break

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Slumdog Millionaire
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Studios Raise the Awards Stakes With Quality Movies

Studios Raise the Awards Stakes With Quality Movies
A funny thing happened on the way to major studios’ predicted demise: They started making some excellent movies.

Whether through serendipity or survival instinct, studios have already managed to release more than a dozen major Oscar contenders, and 2017 is far from over. It’s still early, and usually coming up with lists only makes trouble, but based on conversations with consultants, executives, producers and other veterans of the Oscar trenches, we can identify the following studio releases as pictures of interest: “Wonder Woman,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Blade Runner: 2049,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Baby Driver,” “Logan,” “mother!” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Still on deck for fourth-quarter release are “The Post,” “Downsizing,” “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” and “All the Money in the World.” (Disney’s holiday tandem of “Coco” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” are also intriguing wild cards.)

Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution for Warner Bros., says the studio
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Renee Zellweger Is Judy Garland in Post-Wizard of Oz Biopic

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Renee Zellweger Is Judy Garland in Post-Wizard of Oz Biopic
Path&#233 and Calamity Films have set a February 2018 start date for principal photography on Judy, based on the true story of Judy Garland's final concerts in London. Actress Renee Zellweger, Academy Award winner and three times Academy Award nominee (Bridget Jones's Diary, Cold Mountain and Chicago), will play Judy Garland; and celebrated British stage director, Rupert Goold (a Tony nominee and two times Olivier winner) will direct. No release date has been set at this time and it remains to be seen how many more roles need to be filled out.

The story is set in Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show,
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Shania Twain Joins Dancing with the Stars as a Guest Judge

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Shania Twain Joins Dancing with the Stars as a Guest Judge
Shania Twain is headed to the ballroom!

The country music superstar will guest judge Dancing with the Stars‘ Movie Night next Monday on the ABC reality dance competition, People can reveal exclusively.

The night will feature routines from the remaining couples that will pay homage to iconic dance moments in film history. Previous years have featured choreography that channeled Dirty Dancing, Slumdog Millionaire, Magic Mike and more.

Twain, 52, will also perform her new song “Soldier” on the show.

“Soldier” is from Twain’s new album, Now, which is her first in 15 years.

“I discovered things in my voice that I didn’t know were there,
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So long, Slumdog? Film studio chief says Brexit threatens British cinema

Lionsgate’s Zygi Kamasa fears hits such as Slumdog Millionaire will no longer be made as funding for UK films starts to dry up

The success of British cinema is being threatened by a loss of funding caused by Brexit, according to the chief executive of a major film company, who warned that hits such as Slumdog Millionaire and The King’s Speech may no longer be made in the future.

Zygi Kamasa, the chief executive of Lionsgate UK and Europe, warned: “Between 2007 and 2013, over €100m [£90m] was invested in UK film. It is a big amount for indigenous British productions. The concern is that, with Brexit, we will lose that funding.”

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Film Review: ‘Beyond the Clouds’

Film Review: ‘Beyond the Clouds’
Majid Majidi is a long way from home in “Beyond the Clouds,” a socially conscious underworld melodrama that sees the veteran Iranian humanist taking to the slums of Mumbai with a hint of Bollywood swagger. It’s a commendable departure, even if you can sense the helmer struggling to get the lay of the land at certain intersections in this heartfelt tale of an impoverished brother and sister seeking roundabout justice when she’s imprisoned for attempted murder.

What this brightly painted film lacks in streetwise authenticity, however, is balanced by its righteous strength of feeling: it’s finally the Tehran-based filmmaker’s keen compassion for society’s neglected underclasses that survives the trip across Asia intact. Festival play, following first showings in London and Busan, should run far and wide; the cross-cultural perspective and straight-ahead storytelling style of “Beyond the Clouds” broaden its distribution prospects. (Though that floaty, not-especially-evocative title risks confusion with the 1995 Antonioni-Wenders collaboration
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Fox Searchlight’s Nancy Utley Recalls Her Early Days in Film Biz

Nancy Utley has been a studio powerhouse for 30 years. She started at 20th Century Fox in 1986, then moved to Fox Searchlight in 1999. She became president of the specialty arm in 2009, overseeing all aspects of the films alongside fellow prez Stephen Gilula. Their box office has been successful, and their awards track record is terrific, including 117 Oscar nominations and best picture wins for “Slumdog Millionaire,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Birdman.” This season they have a strong awards lineup that includes “The Shape of Water,” “Battle of the Sexes,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Goodbye Christopher Robin.”

Utley is also a big proponent of mentoring, working with such programs as Fox’s high potential employee program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Step Up Women’s Network, Film Independent’s Project Involve and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Gold Program. She is on the boards of AMPAS, Lupus La and Film Independent.

What were your
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Hamptons International Film Festival Celebrates a Quarter Century

Hamptons International Film Festival Celebrates a Quarter Century
The Hamptons Intl. Film Festival, which is turning 25 this year, has grown a reputation for being able to read the Academy voting tea leaves and routinely promotes Oscar race front-runners. But screenings of “Moonlight,” “Argo” and “Slumdog Millionaire” aside, the festival has also become the place to see emerging talent before they become marquee names.

“I remember doing the Q&A with Jessica Chastain seven years ago and she told me it was the first red carpet she had ever walked,” Hiff artistic director David Nugent recalls. “She was here for this movie called ‘The Debt,’ which we screened. She was so sweet and she’s so talented. I remember meeting her and doing this Q&A with her and thinking this actress has a bright future ahead of herself. I’m so glad that she really took off.”

This is, no doubt, partially due to Hiff’s partnership with Variety and the annual 10 Actors to Watch
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Oscar Season’s Secret Weapon: How the Hamptons International Film Festival Has Influenced Fall Movies For 25 Years

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At the first edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival in 1993, the programmers landed an event that instantly made it stand out: a conversation between Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. “That helped show the community we were for real,” artistic director David Nugent said in an interview. Twenty-five years later, nobody’s doubting Hiff’s bonafides.

Over the decades, the festival has settled into its early October weekend slot, traditionally overlapping with the New York Film Festival. That gives the exclusive Suffolk County gathering an edge during the awards season, which launches in the cozy mountains of Telluride and takes flight in Toronto. But Hiff provides the first opportunity for many Oscar hopefuls to reach Academy members and other influencers away from the mayhem of a crowded, industry-oriented festival scene.

“A lot of studios have seen the opportunity here,” said Hiff executive director Anne Chaisson, but it certainly hasn’t
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Battle of the Sexes Review: One of the Year's Best Films

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Battle of the Sexes Review: One of the Year's Best Films
Fox Searchlight's Battle of the Sexes is the film adaptation of a pivotal cultural event in American history. In 1973, former tennis great Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) challenged Margaret Court (Jessica McNamee), then Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) to an exhibition match. He wanted to prove to the world that men where superior to women in sports. Dubbing himself as the "male chauvinist pig", Riggs was a huckster, gambling addict, and showman who saw a big money opportunity and exploited it. Billie Jean King, the world's top women's tennis player, was fighting her own battle for equal pay and sexual liberation. Drawn unwillingly into Riggs gambit, she clearly understood the gravity of the moment. The hopes and dreams of women everywhere fell on her mighty shoulders.

From the husband and wife filmmaking team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Battle of the Sexes is a sublime achievement. The dynamic duo behind
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