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Colin Firth Set to Star in WWII Drama Operation Mincemeat

Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth is set to star in the upcoming WWII drama Operation Mincemeat, “a true story of World War II counterespionage.” Oscar-nominated director John Madden is on board to direct, with Michelle Ashford writing the script based on the book by Ben Macintyre.

The following synopsis is reported by Variety:

The story takes place in 1943, as the Allies prepare to launch an all-out assault on Nazi-held Europe. They face a seemingly impossible task – to protect a massive invasion force from entrenched German firepower and avert a potential massacre. Two intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley, dream up an inspired disinformation strategy, centered on the corpse of a dead man.

This sounds pretty interesting and like it has a solid cast and crew behind it. The fact that it will tell a true story to give us even more insight into WWII sounds really appealing.
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Big Little Lies: Here's Why You Totally Recognize Jane's New Coworker on Season 2

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Big Little Lies will officially return for a highly anticipated second season, getting us pumped up with an updated all-star cast that includes a handful of Hollywood giants such as Meryl Streep. Besides Alexander Skarsgard's mysterious return as Perry, our most pressing casting question revolves around Douglas Smith as Corey Brockfield. He's described as Jane's offbeat coworker who's a surfer and aspiring marine biologist. While not much is known about this character, we bet you might have heard of the actor behind the scenes.

The 33-year-old Smith had his first breakout role in the 1999 film Blast From the Past, playing a middle-school version of Brendan Fraser's character, a man who has lived in a fallout shelter with his parents for most of his life. Besides this part, Smith appeared in a handful of TV procedurals early in his career, including The X-Files, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,
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Big Little Lies: Here's Why You Totally Recognize Jane's New Coworker on Season 2

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Big Little Lies will officially return for a highly anticipated second season, getting us pumped up with an updated all-star cast that includes a handful of Hollywood giants such as Meryl Streep. Besides Alexander Skarsgard's mysterious return as Perry, our most pressing casting question revolves around Douglas Smith as Corey Brockfield. He's described as Jane's offbeat coworker who's a surfer and aspiring marine biologist. While not much is known about this character, we bet you might have heard of the actor behind the scenes.

The 33-year-old Smith had his first breakout role in the 1999 film Blast From the Past, playing a middle-school version of Brendan Fraser's character, a man who has lived in a fallout shelter with his parents for most of his life. Besides this part, Smith appeared in a handful of TV procedurals early in his career, including The X-Files, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,
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Jessica Chastain movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ ‘The Help,’ ‘Molly’s Game’

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Jessica Chastain movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ ‘The Help,’ ‘Molly’s Game’
Jessica Chastain has had an unusual career. She started acting at a young age and even gained admittance to Julliard one of the country’s top acting programs. She then seemed to struggle for many years with small roles on TV and occasional theater performances before she suddenly seemed to be everywhere in 2011. She appeared in four major films in key supporting roles with esteemed directors and quickly became one of Hollywood’s most sort after actresses. Even more surprising is this breakthrough came at the age of 34, an age where sadly many actresses start to worry about their roles drying up in film’s ever more youth obsessed culture.

SEEJessica Chastain Interview: ‘Molly’s Game’

Chastain has received two Oscar nominations one as Supporting Actress for “The Help” and one as Best Actress for “Zero Dark Thirty.” She has received five Golden Globe nominations for those two films plus “A Most Violent Year,
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Jessica Chastain movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Jessica Chastain movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Jessica Chastain has had an unusual career. She started acting at a young age and even gained admittance to Julliard one of the country’s top acting programs. She then seemed to struggle for many years with small roles on TV and occasional theater performances before she suddenly seemed to be everywhere in 2011. She appeared in four major films in key supporting roles with esteemed directors and quickly became one of Hollywood’s most sort after actresses. Even more surprising is this breakthrough came at the age of 34, an age where sadly many actresses start to worry about their roles drying up in film’s ever more youth obsessed culture.

Chastain has received two Oscar nominations one as Supporting Actress for “The Help” and one as Best Actress for “Zero Dark Thirty.” She has received five Golden Globe nominations for those two films plus “A Most Violent Year,” “Miss Sloane” and “Molly’s Game.
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Former Global Road Executive John Zois Joins Anton as Evp of Acquisitions and Co-Productions

  • The Wrap
John Zois, a former executive with Global Road and Im Global, has joined the production company Anton as Evp of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, the company announced Friday.

Zois’ mission is to grow the company’s film business and help establish Anton’s TV studio in the U.S. In film, Zois will work alongside London based president of distribution, Harold van Lier, to grow Anton’s slate to 4 to 5 films a year, with budgets of up to $50 million, with a strong focus on kids and family films and and sci-fi films. Zois will report to Anton Founder and CEO Sebastien Raybaud.

“John is an incredibly seasoned and well-liked executive and the perfect person to expand our footprint in the U.S.,” Raybaud said in a statement.

Also Read: Donald Tang's Global Road Files for Bankruptcy After Just 1 Year in Business

Prior to joining Anton, Zois was the Head of Acquisitions & Co-Productions at Global Road,
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International box office for French films fell 50% in 2018

Italy was the biggest market for French films.

The international box office for French films fell 52% to 40m admissions worldwide in 2018, against 82.5m in 2017, according to figures released by Unifrance on Thursday (January 17).

French cinema export body published the preliminary data at its annual press conference, this year taking place at the Ministry of Culture, on the fringes of its annual Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris (January 17-21).

According to the Unifrance numbers, the admissions generated a box office of €237m against €468m the year before. The figures were similar to those of 2016 when there were 34m admissions worldwide.
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Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Enters Distribution Partnership With France’s Pathé Films

  • The Wrap
France-based production studio EuropaCorp said on Friday that it has entered a distribution partnership with Pathé Films.

“We’re delighted to partner with Pathé, and to share our savoir-faire and enthusiasm with them,” EuropaCorp CEO Luc Besson said in a statement.

EuropaCorp, founded by French filmmaker Besson in 1999, has recently been evaluating ways to cut costs. Multiple media reports earlier this week suggested that the company would shut down its in-house distribution arm.

Also Read: Luc Besson Accused of Sexual Assault by Second Woman

A spokesman for the studio told TheWrap that the company was looking for ways to reduce overhead while continuing to distribute its films.

“This is the best news for us in this end of the year,” a spokesman for EuropaCorp said via email. “This partnership allows to have the best: Reduce our overhead, manage our distribution and work with the best talents in France.”

As part
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Listen To An Exclusive Track From Composer Max Richter’s Upcoming ‘Mary Queen Of Scots’ Score

Even if you aren’t familiar with the work of musician and composer Max Richter, you’re still probably familiar with his work and you just don’t know it. Richter has been a consistent presence in the film and TV world with his very distinctly scores for projects like “The Leftovers,” “Miss Sloane,” “Hostiles,” and most recently “White Boy Rick.”

But perhaps his most famous contribution to film over the last couple years was in “Arrival,” where his song “On the Nature of Daylight” is used as the theme for the film (though the incredible Jóhann Jóhannsson did the score).

Continue reading Listen To An Exclusive Track From Composer Max Richter’s Upcoming ‘Mary Queen Of Scots’ Score at The Playlist.
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Spotlight on the Stars: Jessica Chastain

The way Jessica Chastain burst on to the scene, it’s hard now to envision a cinematic landscape that doesn’t involve her. One of Hollywood’s biggest stars, she mixes charisma, activism, and sheer talent to be one of the most high profile A-listers in the business. Already a favorite for the Oscars, nomination wise, she’s an icon. As such, and wish a new movie on the way this weekend, it’s a perfect time to pay her some tribute. Chastain makes for a perfect spotlight subject. That’s exactly what’s going to be happening today too, so let’s get this show on the road! Chastain began her career by having a ton of films come out almost at the same time. There was Jolene, which shot first, but then The Debt, followed by the 2011 deluge of Coriolanus, The Help, Take Shelter, Texas Killing Fields, and The Tree of Life.
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Oscars invite 928 new members in 2018: Complete list by branch (and 2014-2017 totals too)

Oscars invite 928 new members in 2018: Complete list by branch (and 2014-2017 totals too)
This year, a record 928 people were invited to join the motion picture academy and will be eligible to vote for the 2019 Oscars. Compare this intake to the totals of the previous four years: 774 in 2017; 683 in 2016; 322 in 2015; and 271 in 2014.

While Academy Awards nominees are automatically eligible for consideration, the rest of the candidates must go through a fairly cumbersome process. A candidate must meet certain branch specific requirements before even being eligible.

For example, actors must “have a minimum of three theatrical feature film credits, in all of which the roles played were scripted roles, one of which was released in the past five years, and all of which are of a caliber that reflect the high standards of the Academy.” For writers, directors and producers they need have just two of these credits.

The executive committee of the branch must endorse the application before forwarding it to the Board of Governors for final approval.
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The Academy Invites 928 New Members, from Daniel Kaluuya to Sufjan Stevens

In an astonishing move to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, a record 928 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have increasingly actively sought eligible people to become Academy members, but the Board of Governors makes the final call; this year, they did not invite Kobe Bryant although he won an Oscar for animated short “Dear Basketball.”

Clearly, people of color (38 percent) and women (49 percent) are among the many invites, as the Academy continues to address its long-term white-male dominance. As always, actors make up the largest branch of the Academy, but many new members also come from overseas.

In 2017, the Academy invited 744 new members.

Seventeen Oscar winners are among the new invited members (Melissa Etheridge) and 92 Oscar nominees. Nine of the 17 branches invited more women than men. The percentage of women in the Academy has risen from
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The Academy Invites 928 New Members, from Daniel Kaluuya to Sufjan Stevens

The Academy Invites 928 New Members, from Daniel Kaluuya to Sufjan Stevens
In an astonishing move to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, a record 928 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have increasingly actively sought eligible people to invite to join the Academy, but the Board of Governors makes the final call; this year, they did not invite Kobe Bryant to join although he won an Oscar for animated short “Dear Basketball.”

Clearly, people of color (38 percent) and women (49 percent) are among the many invites, as the Academy continues to address its long-term white-male dominance. As always, actors make up the largest branch of the Academy, but many new members also come from overseas.

In 2017, the Academy invited 744 new members.

Seventeen Oscar winners are among the new members and 92 Oscar nominees. Nine of the 17 branches invited more women than men. The percentage of women in the Academy has risen
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Movie Academy Invites Record 928 For Membership; Focus On Diversity

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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is out with its 2018 list of invitations for membership. Here is the list of the record 928 folks from 59 countries. Note that 10 individuals (noted by an asterisk) have been invited to join the Academy by multiple branches; they must select one branch upon accepting membership.

New members will be welcomed into the Academy at invitation-only receptions in the fall.

Actors

Hiam Abbass – “Blade Runner 2049,” “The Visitor

Damián Alcázar – “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” “El Crimen del Padre Amaro”

Naveen Andrews – “Mighty Joe Young,” “The English Patient

Gemma Arterton – “Their Finest,” “Quantum of Solace

Zawe Ashton – “Nocturnal Animals,” “Blitz

Eileen Atkins – “Gosford Park,” “Cold Mountain

Hank Azaria – “Anastasia,” “The Birdcage

Doona Bae – “Cloud Atlas,” “The Host

Christine Baranski – “Miss Sloane,” “Mamma Mia!”

Carlos Bardem – “Assassin’s Creed,” “Che”

Irene Bedard – “Smoke Signals,” “Pocahontas

Bill Bellamy – “Any Given Sunday,” “love jones”

Haley Bennett – “Thank You for Your Service,
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Academy Invites Record 928 New Members

  • Variety
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record number of new members, extending invites to 928 people.

The Academy topped last year’s record of 774 new members. It invited 683 members in 2016 and 322 in 2015, which were also record numbers.

The expansion of Academy membership to more than 9,200 stems from an ongoing effort to diversify its ranks following uproar over the lack of African-American nominees in 2015 and 2016, which culminated in 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Two weeks after the widely criticized nominations were announced, AMPAS announced a goal to double the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.

If all the 2018 invitees accept, the overall membership would be 9,226.

Monday’s invitations, if accepted, will result in 38% of the Oscars’ governing body’s new class being comprised of people of color, increasing their representation from 13% in 2017 to 16%.

Meanwhile, the new class is 49% female, boosting the total representation of women
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Academy Invites Colossal List of 928 New Members

For the third consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has broken its own records and will invite a large, diverse and international group of film professionals to join the organization and vote for the Oscars, the Academy announced on Monday.

The record-shattering list of 928 who will be invited to join includes Emilia Clarke, Ann Dowd, Miles Teller, Evan Rachel Wood, Lena Headey, Harry Shearer and Jada Pinkett Smith. It follows the invitation of a record 683 new members in 2016, and then a new-record 774 members in 2017.

“Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling was also invited, as were directors Sean Baker, Luca Guadagnino, Ruben Ostlund, Lee Chang-dong and Chloe Zhao.

Also Read: No Kobe, No Problem: Oscars Academy's Class of 2018 on Track to Be as Big and Diverse as Last 2 Years'

Kendrick Lamar, who wrote music for “Black Panther,” was invited to join the Music Branch.

The invitations will go
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‘Woman Walks Ahead’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain And Sam Rockwell Head West To Standing Rock

Jessica Chastain has made a career out of playing defiant women, as seen in “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Miss Sloane.” Now, she can add her performance in “Woman Walks Ahead” to the list of strong-willed women she has played. As seen in the “Woman Walks Ahead” trailer, the film tells the story of Caroline Weldon, a real-life painter from the 1880s. Weldon was viewed as inferior by those around her due to her desire to become an artist.
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John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy to Star in Mindy Kaling’s Comedy ‘Late Night’

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John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy to Star in Mindy Kaling’s Comedy ‘Late Night’
John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, and Paul Walter Hauser have joined the cast of Mindy Kaling’s comedy “Late Night,” directed by Nisha Ganatra.

The film stars Kaling and Emma Thompson. 30West and FilmNation Entertainment are financing the upcoming comedy. Kaling wrote the script and is also producing with Howard Klein, alongside Imperative Entertainment and FilmNation Entertainment, who are handling international sales. 30West and CAA are handling U.S. rights.

Late Night” centers on a late-night talk show host (Thompson) who is at risk of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer (Kaling), who revitalizes her show and her life. Principal photography is set to commence this week.

Lithgow most recently starred in FilmNation’s “Beatriz at Dinner” alongside Salma Hayek and Connie Britton, as well as “Miss Sloane” with Jessica Chastain. He won the Emmy Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in “The Crown.
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Which actress from ‘The Help’ will win an Oscar next? [Poll]

Which actress from ‘The Help’ will win an Oscar next? [Poll]
The Help” is an Oscar machine. While the 2011 drama didn’t win Best Picture, no film has produced more Oscar winners — and all women at that — in the same amount of time since. With Allison Janney’s victory Sunday night for “I, Tonya,” she is the fourth actress from “The Help” to win an Oscar since the film’s release, following Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Emma Stone. Who will be next?

The first thing the other ladies of “The Help” need to know is that you need to be nominated against Spencer or in the same year as her if you want to win. As we’ve noted before, all three of Spencer’s nominations so far have been against her pals from the Tate Taylor film. She won Best Supporting Actress for “The Help,” defeating co-star Jessica Chastain, while Davis lost Best Actress to Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”). Five years later,
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​French cinema drew 80.5m international spectators in 2017

Lack of EuropaCorp hit sees number dip below 100m.

The international box office for French films recovered some of its élan in 2017 after a difficult 2016, although the absence of a big hit from Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp meant admissions remained well below the 100m of recent years.

According to preliminary annual figures released by export body UniFrance on Friday evening (January 19) as part of its Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris programme, French films drew 80.5m spectators internationally in 2017 for a total box office of €468m ($572m).

The international box office also generated more admissions for French cinema than France, where local pictures sold 78.2m tickets in 2017. Unifrance said the 2017 international box office figure represented a 98% rise on 2016 figures, when French films drew 34m spectators worldwide.

Breaking the box office figure down, majority French productions accounted for 60.7m, or 76%, of these admissions. French-language productions generated 38m entries, accounting for 47% of the international box office.

UniFrance noted that French-language
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