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Described as “being in the vein of Stanley Kubrick and Agatha Christie”, the project follows a group of gifted strangers recruited to a Gilded Age mansion to solve a complex code that lies within the structure’s walls.
Epiphany is being written by Spenser Cohen, who will executive produce alongside Levy, Anna Halberg and Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline), the latter of whom will also direct should it make it to pilot.
In addition to the upcoming second season of Stranger Things, Levy has several projects on his upcoming slate, most notably the Uncharted video game adaptation, which has Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland attached to play Nathan Drake. »
- Gary Collinson
MaryAnn’s quick take… Visually, this dying future world is immersively hellish. Intellectually, though, its ideas haven’t kept up with the rapidly evolving science-fictional conversation. I’m “biast” (pro): love the original film; big science fiction fan
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
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You may have heard something about the instructions to critics from director Denis Villeneuve that were passed along at some press screenings of Blade Runner 2049. One critic shared a redacted version:
Concerned this was handed out to critics following #BladeRunner2049 screening this a.m. @akstanwyck @erickohn @AwardsDaily @kristapley pic.twitter.com/gnZ94QZTcl
— Dustin Chase (@TexasArtFilm) October 2, 2017
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This is bizarre for many reasons; for one, filmmakers should not be dictating how critics frame their reviews or structure their sentences. (I attended a public multiplex screening, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The overarching plotting of The Mountain Between Us feels like one of those "If you were trapped on a desert island and could bring only three things with you..." questions where the answers are (naturally): 1. Your phone. 2. Your dog. 3. Idris Elba.
Except, here, the island is a remote, snow-covered mountainside, the phone has no reception and the dog belongs to the pilot, who had a stroke mid-flight and died. Idris Elba is still there though.
Adapted from a novel by Charles Martin, the movie follows neurosurgeon Ben (Elba) and photojournalist Alex (Kate Winslet), strangers booked on the same canceled flight out of Idaho. Both have reasons they need to get to Denver that night to catch a connecting flight to New York City -- he is performing an emergency surgery, she's getting married -- so they decide to charter a dinky aircraft. How Alex and Ben decide that's their most reasonable solution -- what options do you »
According to THR, Syfy has given a pilot order to Deadly Class, a drama based upon the Image Comics title from Rick Remender and Wes Craig. The script has been penned by Remender and Miles Feldsott, with Adam Targum (Banshee) set to serve as showrunner as well as executive producing with Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Infinity War), Mike Larocca (Spy) and Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline).
Set against the backdrop of 80s counterculture, Deadly Class is described as “a unique coming-of-age journey) and “follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.”
- Gary Collinson
Lively is best known for her role as 'Serena van der Woodsen' in The CW drama TV series "Gossip Girl" (2007–12). Lively has also starred in features including "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (2005), "Accepted" (2006)...
"I went straight from high school to 'Gossip Girl,'" said Lively, "and both were very structured, scheduled environments, so I never had freedom to explore and carve my own path.
"But I can read a four-page scene once and have it memorized. It's a skill you learn in school: disposable cramming.
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- Michael Stevens
The project will be directed by “The Handmaid’s Tale” exec producer Reed Morano, from a script by Mark Burnell with Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli producing. IM Global will finance the film. Lively was attached to the project a month ago.
The movie is a contemporary adaptation of the first of Burnell’s Stephanie Patrick series of four British novels. Lively will play the titular heroine, who is on a path to self-destruction after the death of her family in an airplane crash. After discovering from a journalist that the crash wasn’t an accident and watching that journalist get killed, she adapts the identity of an assassin in order to track down those responsible. »
- Dave McNary
Last year we heard that Lionsgate planned to debut The Divergent Series: Ascendant on television rather than in theaters. The intention was then to launch a TV series with the same post-apocalyptic setting. Shortly before the announcement was made, Lionsgate announced a deal to acquire the Starz premium cable service. That deal was finalized last December. Now comes word via Deadline that Starz will be the home for the series, based on Veronica Roth's novels. Here's what we know so far. Who will write and develop the series? Adam Cozad (Tarzan) will write the series; Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline) will direct. Both were previously attached in those capacities for the planned fourth movie in the big-screen series. They will also serve as executive...
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- Peter Martin
Kirsten Howard Aug 3, 2017
They announced last year that they'd still like to get the final part off the ground for fans of the adaptations, but star Shailene Woodley confirmed she wouldn't be back for any small screen adventures.
Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs said that, instead of a movie, they were looking at "resolving the novel in a season across 10 to 13 episodes and then expanding from there into multiple seasons" and now, it looks as though they've finally found »
Exclusive: A major title in Lionsgate’s movie library is eyeing a TV series adaptation at the company’s new subsidiary, Starz. I have learned that Starz is developing Ascendant, a drama TV series based on the Summit/Lionsgate movie franchise. The project, which is in early stages, is being written/executive produced by Adam Cozad (Tarzan, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) and directed/executive produced by Lee Toland Krieger (The Age Of Adaline). The two were previously attached… »
Production will begin later this year on a new female driven international espionage thriller The Rhythm Section, with financing from leading independent studio Im Global, it was announced today by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of Eon Productions in London and Im Global Founder and CEO, Stuart Ford in Los Angeles.
Wilson and Broccoli, who have produced the last eight Bond films (Spectre, Skyfall, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale, Die Another Day, The World Is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, Goldeneye), will produce. Ford and Im Global’s Academy Award winning head of production Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, upcoming Detroit) and author/screenwriter Mark Burnell will serve as executive producers.
- Michelle Hannett
Coming to Digital Download from 24 July and DVD and Blu-ray from 7 August is The Ottoman Lieutenant, a new film featuring Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Schindler’s List), Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down, Penny Dreadful), Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, The Age of Adaline) and Hera Hilmar (Anna Karenina, Davinci’s Demons).
The film tells the wartime story of a strong-willed woman Lillie (Hera Hilmar) who leaves the United States after meeting Jude (Josh Hartnett) an American doctor who runs a remote medical mission within the exotic Ottoman Empire. There, she finds her loyalty tested to both Jude and the mission’s sagacious founder (Ben Kingsley) when she falls in love with Ismail (Michiel Huisman), a Lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army. Set among the backdrop of World War 1 and tied together with epic battles and mind-blowing fight sequences, Lillie must decide if she wants to be what other people want her to be, »
- Paul Heath
20th Century Fox has released the first trailer and photos for The Mountain Between Us, directed by Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad and starring Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba. The trailer and these new images highlight the harrowing journey two strangers go on, which begins after they find themselves stranded at an Idaho airport. While they have very little in common, these two will soon learn to depend on each other to survive.
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible. This trailer, which debuted on 20th Century Fox YouTube, shows that these strangers Ben (Idris Elba) the »
Addicted to “Big Little Lies” and anxiously awaiting confirmation of a second season? Well, here’s something to help tide you over. The author who wrote the novel the HBO murder mystery is based on has another story coming to the screen. Variety reports that CBS Films is adapting Liane Moriarty’s “The Husband’s Secret” into a film, and Blake Lively is set to star.
Published in 2013, the best-selling book centers on a wife, mother, and perfectionist “who inadvertently discovers that her husband has been keeping a secret from her for years … a secret that leads her to realize that her life is built on a foundation of lies and murder,” Variety summarizes.
Lively is among the project’s executive producers.
“Liane Moriarty has established herself as one of the defining voices of the modern woman and Blake Lively’s unique combination of vulnerability, strength, and extraordinary talent makes her the perfect actress to realize Moriarty’s creation,” said CBS Films President Terry Press.
No details have been announced regarding who will write and/or direct “The Husband’s Secret.”
Lively recently signed on to topline “Bruised,” a drama about a mother and disgraced Mma fighter who’s at risk of losing her son to the authorities.
The “Gossip Girl” alumna’s recent credits include shark thriller “The Shallows” and romantic drama “The Age of Adaline.” Earlier this year she accepted the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress for the former. In her speech, Lively thanked her mom for teaching her about “girl power.” “My mom, she always taught me as a kid that you can’t ever let anyone limit you. Don’t ever let anyone tell you there’s something you can’t do,” she said. The “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” star added, “Watching this movie, and the women nominated in this category [Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Julia Roberts, and Meryl Streep] — when you guys voted for this, you didn’t just vote for this movie or me, but you voted for girl power… And men voted for girl power, too, and you guys are awesome for doing that.”
Blake Lively to Star in Adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s “The Husband’s Secret” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Chicago – I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the target audience for these stock young adult romance novels. Aside from the odd fascination and romanticization of teenage death and terminal illness, these stories feel trite and much closer to fantasy than anything real or plausible. This is what the film “Everything, Everything” brings to the table, which essentially translates to Nothing, Nothing.
I am patient and empathetic. I always try to understand another person’s point of view or outlook especially when it doesn’t mirror my own. Going into every film with an open mind is the only way to truly open yourself to the experience it is trying to impart. I didn’t know anything when going into “Everything, Everything” but it soon became clear that I actually knew exactly how the story was going to progress after the first ten minutes. This »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
“Dynasty” has reclaimed its night in history.
For much of the primetime soap’s original 1980s run on ABC, it aired on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. And that’s exactly where The CW is putting the show’s reboot, which The CW confirmed was a nod to tradition.
As for The CW’s new lineup, the network will make several other aggressive moves, including shifting “Arrow” to Thursday nights behind “Supernatural”; pairing “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (which shifts to 8 p.m.) with “Jane the Virgin” on Fridays. Also, by moving “Jane” off Mondays, The CW will utilize “Supergirl” to help launch new military drama “Valor.”
Meanwhile, with five comic »
- Michael Schneider
DC Comics drama “Arrow” moves to Thursday to reunite with “Supernatural.” “Supergirl” slides down an hour on Monday to 8 p.m. to make room for new military-themed drama “Valor” at 9 p.m. The CW formally presents its schedule later today to advertisers in New York, closing out a busy week of broadcast network upfront events.
“Next season, we will have our strongest schedule ever, with a broad range of series to appeal to both women and men, across a wide range of demographics,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “And we will continue to provide our advertisers new opportunities to reach our audience, the youngest of any broadcaster, on every platform.”
Tuesday remains status quo with the network’s top-rated “The Flash” at 8 p.m »
- Cynthia Littleton
Cannes is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, but it’s also a business hub. The fest — and Cannes market — officially kick off tomorrow, May 17, but new projects are already being announced, including ones toplined by Rosamund Pike, Blake Lively, and Noomi Rapace.
Pike has signed on to star as trailblazing chemist and physicist Marie Curie in “Radioactive.” Variety broke the news. The biopic will be directed by “Persepolis” helmer Marjane Satrapi. An adaptation of Lauren Redniss’ graphic nonfiction book “Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout,” the live-action project is fully financed by Studiocanal.
“Marie Curie was such a natural force of life. Everybody, everywhere she went was affected by her energy and brilliance,” said Satrapi. “This is an intense role which requires a lot of intelligence and sensibility. Rosamund is ‘the one’ to incarnate her. I understood it the second I met her.”
Pike earned an Oscar nod in 2015 for “Gone Girl.” She was most recently seen in Amma Asante’s well-reviewed interracial romance “A United Kingdom.” She’ll play war reporter Marie Colvin in an upcoming biopic directed by Matthew Heineman (“Cartel Land”).
Lively will star as a single mom and former Mma fighter in “Bruised,” Deadline reports. Faced with the threat of losing her son to the authorities, the disgraced athlete “must get back in the cage for one last chance to fight for redemption and give her son the life she always wanted.”
The source writes that “Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity is launching sales on the project to foreign buyers in Cannes this week.” Linda Gottlieb (“Dirty Dancing”) will produce alongside Management 360’s Guymon Casady and Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk.
Lively made a major splash with last summer’s “The Shallows.” The shark thriller earned nearly $120 million and was made for just $17 million. The “Gossip Girl” alumna’s other credits include “Café Society,” “The Age of Adaline,” and “The Town.”
“Prometheus” actress Rapace will portray a counter-terrorism expert in “Close,” The Hollywood Reporter writes. The action-thriller will be directed by Vicky Jewson (“Born of War”), who also co-wrote the script.
According to THR, Rapace’s character “takes on what should be a babysitting job protecting a rich teenage heiress. But a violent attempted kidnapping forces the two to go on the run, and then they’ve got to take some lives — or lose theirs.”
“WestEnd acquired the film under its WeLove banner aimed at female audiences,” THR writes. Production is slated to kick off next month.
Rapace played Lisbeth Salander in the original Swedish-language adaptation of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and its sequels. She’s set to star in “Callas,” Niki Caro’s upcoming biopic about opera singer Maria Callas.
Check out our infographic about women directors screening films at Cannes this year. The fest runs until May 28.
Cannes 2017 Updates: Rosamund Pike, Blake Lively, and Noomi Rapace Line Up New Projects was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Studiocanal has unveiled the first images of Lily James in Mike Newell’s “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” which has completed principal photography in the U.K. The “Cinderella” actress stars in the romantic drama opposite Dutch-born actor Michiel Huisman.
James plays a free-spirited journalist who forms a life-changing bond with the eccentric society when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the German occupation of Guernsey during World War II. Huisman, who starred opposite Blake Lively in 2015’s “The Age of Adaline” and on television in HBO’s “Treme” and “Game of Thrones,” plays James’ love interest – the first contact she makes with the island and eponymous society.
Glen Powell, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton co-star in the film, which was adapted from the 2008 novel, written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, by U.S. writer and filmmaker Don Roos. »
- Robert Mitchell
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes the romantic drama Everything, Everything, directed by Stella Meghie and based on the bestselling book of the same name by Nicola Yoon.
What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face…or kiss the boy next door? Everything, Everything tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them.
Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together…even if it means losing everything. »
- Movie Geeks
“The Originals” fans, rest easy: Klaus and krewe will be back for another year, marking the show’s fifth season.
Also renewed by The CW: “iZombie,” for a fourth season.
Read More: ‘iZombie’ Co-Creators Weigh the Possible End Games for Zombie TV Shows
New to the network: “Black Lightning,” which was originally developed at Fox but eventually moved to The CW. Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce, “who made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend — Black Lightning.”
- Michael Schneider
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