"The Walking Dead" alum Jon Bernthal is in negotiations to star opposite Brad Pitt in David Ayer's "Fury," which Sony is onboard to distribute.
The WWII movie follows the commander of a Sherman tank and its five-man crew on a mission behind enemy lines in April 1945 as Nazi Germany collapses.Related Articles: Brad Pitt World War II Drama 'Fury' Acquired by Sony
The Weinstein Company's boutique label RADiUS has acquired North American rights to "Blue Ruin," which premiered on Saturday in the Cannes Festival's Director's Fortnight.Related Articles: Cannes Deals: Chinese Mogul Bruno Wu Partners With French Film Vet; Pierce Brosnan to Chase Olga Kurylenko Cannes: The Weinstein Co. Pays $6M for Stephen Frears' 'Philomena'
Those of us who know Bob Dylan's story well can point to his transformative influence on the folk music scene in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s. What is remarkable is how Dylan shaped his own style from a unique amalgam of folk singers of the time, borrowing what he needed from Woody Guthrie and absorbing the best of the rest from everyone else.Related Articles: The Scene at Cannes Film Festival: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Jimmy P' (Updated Photos) Cannes Review: 'The Bling Ring' Rips Open the Fame Game Good Morning, Cannes: Much Ado About Absolutely Everything
A curious story debuted at the festival in main competition on Saturday with Arnaud Desplechin's "Jimmy P," telling of the relationship between a troubled native American vet, played by Benicio del Toro, and his equally idiosyncratic therapist, played by Mathieu Amalric.
The story of Jimmy Picard (del Toro) is true, and the film is based on a 1951 study by the French ethnopsychiatrist Georges Devereux (Amalric), which tracked the daily treatment of Picard's debilitating headaches, partial blindness and constant pain.Related Articles: The Scene at Cannes Film Festival: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Jimmy P' (Updated Photos) Michael B. Jordan on Playing a Black Superhero: 'I'm Up For It' Cannes Review: 'The Past' Is a Brilliant Meditation on Secrets & Lies
"Fast & Furious 6" raced out of the gate as the No. 1 film in the U.K. and Ireland on Friday, posting Universal's biggest opening day ever in that market with $4.6 million.
That figure beats the $3.6 million that the fourth film in the franchise, "Fast & Furious," opened with in 2009 and is the year's second-best opening day in the U.K., just behind the $4.7 million of "Iron Man 3."
Warner Bros. rolled out "The Great Gatsby" on Thursday in the U.K., and that film has taken in $2.5 million.Related Articles: CinemaCon: 'Fast & Furious 6' Recognizes - Shock of Shocks - Moviegoers Aren't Just White Men 'Fast & Furious 6' Director Justin Lin Responds to James Franco's 'Annapolis' Criticism 'Fast & Furious' Writer Chris Morgan Lands TV Deal at 20th Century Fox TV
"Star Trek Into Darkness" cruised to more than $21 million at the box office on Friday and J.J Abrams' space epic sequel is on pace for an extended weekend total of around $80 million.
That's big, but on the low end of analysts' expectations and under the $100 million that distributor Paramount had hoped to see. Saturday and Sunday will be critical, and the film received an "A" CinemaScore from first-night audiences, so word of mouth should be strong.Related Articles: How the Battle Over 'Star Trek' Rights Killed J.J. Abrams' Grand Ambitions 'Fast & Furious 6' Opening Day Universal's Best-Ever in U.K. Why 'The Great Gatsby' Reveals a Huge Divide Between Hollywood and Its Fans (Video)
Several thousand miles away from the South of France, the Seattle International Film Festival opened this week with Joss Whedon's version of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." But on the Croisette, the motto might as well be "Much Ado About Everything."
The opening night film was Baz Luhrmann's ultra-extravagant "The Great Gatsby," about a wealthy pretender who throws ridiculously lavish parties … and it was followed by yep, a ridiculously lavish party.Related Articles: Cannes: Gunfire Interrupts TV Broadcast, Man Firing Blanks Taken Into Custody The Scene at Cannes Film Festival: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Jimmy P' (Updated Photos) Good Morning, Cannes: Paris Hilton Loved 'Bling Ring' - Now Can We Get Back to the Art Movies?
A group of entertainment veterans have launched Wentworth Media & Arts, a London-based independent film finance, production and distribution company, led by the former chairman of EMI, Eric Luciano Nicoli, the company announced on Saturday.
According to a news release, the company will both acquire films and seek to produce three to four feature films per year "in various budget ranges." See Photos: The Scene at Cannes Film Festival 2013Related Articles: Good Morning Cannes, May 12: Bienvenue Chopard Jewelry Heist at Cannes Film Festival The Scene at Cannes Film Festival: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Jimmy P' (Updated Photos)
"The Great Gatsby" had all the makings of a flop. Warner Bros. delayed the movie's release because it wanted to reshoot certain scenes. Its new date landed the film between "Iron Man 3" and "Star Trek Into Darkness," two movies that were hits before the cameras started rolling.Related Articles: 'The Great Gatsby': What That Extra $10M at the Box Office Really Means 5 WTF Moments from Baz Luhrmann (Even Before 'Great Gatsby')
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Justin Bieber has a monkey bill on his back.
The "Boyfriend" singer is on the hook for thousands of dollars stemming from a lodging bill for his pet capuchin monkey, which was confiscated by German authorities in March.Related Articles: Justin Bieber 'Attacked' Onstage (Video) Justin Bieber, Usher Slapped With $10 Million Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Image Caption: Getty Images
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With three major movies on the horizon, Marton Csokas is a hot commodity in Hollywood and now he's in negotiations to star opposite Denzel Washington in Antoine Fuqua's Sony drama "The Equalizer."
Washington stars as black ops vigilante Robert McCall, the former intelligence officer played by Edward Woodward on the 1980s television series created by Michael Sloan.
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"Mike & Molly" creator Mark Roberts has stepped down as showrunner from the CBS comedy, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
Roberts has been with the comedy for its entire three-season run. He's leaving the show to focus on other projects.Related Articles: '2 Broke Girls,' 'Mike & Molly' Land Off-Network Deals 'Mike & Molly' Plans May Wedding 'Mike & Molly' Star Melissa McCarthy Creating New Series for CBS Image Caption: Warner Bros. TV
The Weinstein Company unveiled its slate for the year at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, giving a glimpse of their game plan for Oscar season, which includes an intriguing documentary-style feature about the elusive writer J.D. Salinger, a biopic on Nelson Mandela and a southern vehicle for A-list Actresses, "August: Osage County."Related Articles: Good Morning, Cannes: Paris Hilton Loved 'Bling Ring' - Now Can We Get Back to the Art Movies? Chopard: Cannes Heist Value 'Far Lower' Than Reported, Jewels Not for Celebrities Cannes Deals: Chinese Mogul Bruno Wu Partners With French Film Vet; Pierce Brosnan to Chase Olga Kurylenko
A man holding a fake hand grenade and firing blanks disrupted the filming of a French television show in Cannes on Friday, causing the crowd to flee the open-air broadcast and judges Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil to be hustled off the set.
Police took the man into custody during the French show "Le Grand Journal," which was broadcasting live from an outdoor studio near the Cannes shoreline. The man, who was near the site, reportedly fired two blanks from a gun while holding the phony grenade.Related Articles: Chopard: Cannes Heist Value 'Far Lower' Than Reported, Jewels Not for Celebrities
Ari Sandel won an Oscar in 2007 for his live-action short film "West Bank Story" and now he's attached to direct "The DUFF" for CBS Films, TheWrap has learned.
Josh A. Cagan ("Bandslam") adapted the coming-of-age novel by Kody Keplinger.Related Articles: CBS Films Acquires High School Comedy 'The DUFF' (Exclusive)
After finding himself on the wrong side of the law in "21 Jump Street," Rob Riggle is joining the police force himself. The actor's set to co-star in Luke Greenfield's comedy "Let's Be Cops," which will be distributed by 20th Century Fox.Related Articles: 'The Office' Star Angela Kinsey Joins Fox's Rob Riggle Comedy 'Key and Peele' Star Keegan Michael Key in Talks to Join Fox's 'Let's Be Cops' (Exclusive)