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Weinstein Co. To Explore International Space Mystery with Appollo 18

HollywodoNews.com: The Weinstein Company has acquired “Apollo 18,” the sci-fi thriller based on the screenplay by Brian Miller, winner of the inaugural Astana International Action Film Festival screenplay competition, founded by “Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov. Trevor Cawood is set to direct the project. Bekmambetov and Michele Wolkoff, President of[...]

Michelle Williams on ‘Blue Valentine’ NC-17 rating: ‘Keep the film like it is’

HollywoodNews.com: Michelle Williams doesn’t want to see any trims to her romantic drama “Blue Valentine.” The actress recently criticized the MPAA for dishing out an NC-17 rating to the film which stars Ryan Gosling and focuses on a wedded couple going through some serious stuff. “I’m happy for it to stay just[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Is Kristen Stewart entering the Oscar race?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Jake Scott’s “Welcome to the Rileys,” with Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo, is having its big press day in New York in two weeks. Ahead of that,[...]

Unauthorized Harvey Weinstein documentary going to IFC

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A busy day for IFC Films. Shortly after announcing that they’ve acquired rights to Werner Herzog’s 3-D doc “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” the distributor reveals that it has picked up Barry Avrich’s “Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project,” a “powerful, uncensored, no-holds-barred” film that traces Weinstein’s early path[...]

Weinstein picks up ‘Dirty Girl’ at TIFF while critics weigh in

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Abe Sylvia’s “Dirty Girl,” a Toronto entry that stars Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, Tim McGraw and up-and-comer Juno Temple, was acquired by the Weinstein Company, the studio confirmed. No word on when the film will be released. “I am thrilled to be part[...]

Ellen Page comedy ‘Super,’ Will Ferrell’s ‘Must Go’ among Toronto buy buzz

HollywoodNews.com: The film acquisitions market is warming up at the Toronto International Film Festival. Here’s a rundown of those titles that are generating some buzz: “Super” directed and written by James Gunn (“Scooby-Doo,” “Dawn of the Dead”) about a husband who creates a vigilante alter-ego Crimson Bolt after his wife is seduced[...]

TIFF ’10: Tom Hooper’s ‘King’s Speech’ declared an Oscar lock

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Strong buzz for Tom Hooper’s film created massive lines, and those hoping to rush the theater were left out in the cold. But plenty of others filled the seats at Roy Thompson Hall last night, and reaction to “King’s Speech” this morning is very strong … especially[...]

Freida Pinto film ‘Miral’ a hard sell for Weinsteins

HollywoodNews.com: After wowing award season voters with his 2007 title “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” director Julian Schnabel’s “Miral” looks to stir some agita for the Weinstein Company. The film is based on the director’s Palestinian girlfriend Rula Jebreal who is portrayed in the film by Freida Pinto. The[...]

‘Piranha 3D’ actress Kelly Brook: ‘My role is that of a Girls Gone Wild girl’

HollywoodNews.com: If you’re going to act in a 3D monster movie about killer fish and bikini-clad protagonists, don’t think too hard about it. Kelly Brook literally let herself ‘go’ in all sense of the word during the remake of Weinstein Co.’s “Piranha 3D,” directed by Alexandre Aja. “It wasn’t apologizing for what[...]

“Tillman Story” loses its appeal with the MPAA

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Following up on a story we ran earlier this week, it turns out “The Tillman Story” lost its appeal with the MPAA to downgrade from an R rating to a PG-13. As reported, the film is being penalized for its “excessive” language. Director Amir Bar-Lev said in a[...]
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