Amanda Seyfried Set By Seth MacFarlane For ‘Ted’ Sequel

Mike Fleming

seyfEXCLUSIVE: Amanda Seyfried is going to play the female lead in Ted 2, the Seth MacFarlane-directed sequel with Mark Wahlberg back as the centerpiece in the ongoing saga of a man and his foul-mouthed teddy bear. MacFarlane is still putting … Read More »

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Amanda Seyfried To Star In ‘He’s F-ing’ Perfect’

By | Thursday December 5, 2013 @ 5:44pm PST
Mike Fleming

seyfBREAKING: Amanda Seyfried has been set to star in the Jake Szymanski-directed He’s F-ing Perfect, based on the script by Lauryn Kahn that will be produced by Gary Sanchez. Seyfried will play a social media-savvy girl who is … Read More »

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Amanda Seyfried To Join Russell Crowe In ‘Fathers And Daughters’

By | Thursday October 17, 2013 @ 9:46am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Voltage Films has cast Amanda Seyfried to play the daughter role opposite Russell Crowe in the Gabriele Muccino-directed film Fathers And Daughters, which Brad Desch scripted. Pic is a love story detailing the bond between a … Read More »

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Can ‘Lovelace’ And Its Stars Help Bring VOD Movies Front And Center At The Oscars?

By | Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 1:51pm PDT
Pete Hammond

Lawsuits aside, can Lovelace become the latest high profile theatrical/VOD release to also get Oscar attention? I was thinking about that after attending the splashy Monday night Hollywood premiere of the Radius/TWC – Millennium film at the Egyptian. The movie has a name ensemble cast all delivering terrific performances, but two are true standouts. Amanda Seyfried as notorious Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace  and a de-glammed supporting turn by Sharon Stone as her mother could have strong appeal to the Academy’s actors branch. The film is not the type to gain traction in the Best Picture race but the actors might go for it if they see it. Radius (the VOD arm of The Weinstein Company) co-President Tom Quinn tells me the company quietly opened the film in Encino for a week in order to make sure it qualifies before the big simultaneous theatrical/VOD run starts Friday. However Academy rules, as I read them, seem to indicate the film would be eligible anyway so long as the VOD premiere does not precede the opening day of the theatrical run.

In any event with the Video On Demand component for increasingly high profile movies such as Lovelace  or the Ryan Gosling starrer, Only God Forgives which Radius opened day and date with VOD in July after playing in competition in Cannes, awards talk would seem to be a natural. The Academy’s rules only seem to punish a film that first plays VOD or other non-theatrical formats and arrives in theaters later. Nevertheless most distributors still play it safe and qualify these movies in traditional ways. With the Academy, you don’t want to take a chance. Quinn says they also did a week-long qualifying run for Only God Forgives in Encino and grossed $7000 without anyone really even knowing it was playing there. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Lovelace’

By | Tuesday July 9, 2013 @ 7:38am PDT

Radius-TWC has posted the official trailer for Sundance premiere Lovelace. Amanda Seyfried plays Linda Lovelace, the star of Deep Throat, the 1972 pornographic film that became an international phenomenon. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman directed the pic, a tale of fame, abuse and betrayal … Read More »

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Cannes: Tobey Maguire’s Material Pictures Sets Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried, Chiwetel Ejiofor For ‘Z For Zachariah’

Mike Fleming

Material Pictures and Zik Zak Filmworks are pleased to announce Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried, and Chewitel Ejiofor have joined the cast of Z FOR ZACHARIAH. The film will be directed by Craig Zobel (The Great World of Sound, Compliance) from a script penned by Nissar

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Reese Witherspoon Reteams With James Mangold For ‘Three Little Words’

By | Monday May 6, 2013 @ 1:21pm PDT

Amanda Seyfried is in negotiations to co-star alongside Reese Witherspoon in Three Little Words, which Witherspoon’s Walk The Line helmer James Mangold will direct. Lewis Colick and Michael Petroni wrote the script, an adaptation of the 2008 New York Times bestseller by Ashley Rhodes-Courter, about a … Read More »

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AFM: Amanda Seyfried & Patrick Dempsey Join ‘Wonderful Tonight’

By | Thursday November 1, 2012 @ 11:50am PDT

EXCLUSIVE:  The Red Riding Hood star and the Grey’s Anatomy star are set to be unexpected parents in Wonderful Tonight. The romantic comedy with … Read More »

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Universal Sets Amanda Seyfried For ‘Les Miserables’

By | Wednesday January 4, 2012 @ 11:55am PST
Mike Fleming

I’ve confirmed that Amanda Seyfried is in final negotiations to play Cosette in Les Miserables, joining Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Inspector Javert), Anne Hathaway (Fantine) and Eddie Redmayne (Marius) in the Tom Hooper-directed musical for Universal Pictures and … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Amanda Seyfried In ‘Gone’

In this thriller Amanda Seyfried plays a woman in a whose sister is abducted — she is convinced it’s the same kidnapper she escaped a year earlier. She battles the clock and skeptical police to rescue her sister. Directed by Heitor Dhalia and written by Allison Burnett, Gone also stars … Read More »

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Sharon Stone Joins Cast Of ‘Lovelace’

Sharon Stone confirmed that she is set to play the mother of Linda Lovelace in Lovelace, a biopic about the porn star from Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Amanda Seyfried is already aboard to play Lovelace, one of the … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Andrew Niccol’s ‘In Time’

Mike Fleming

Fox and New Regency put up a trailer this weekend for In Time, the Andrew Niccol-directed futuristic science fiction thriller that takes place in a world where people who want to live beyond 25 have to purchase time. The protagonist’s clock is about to run out when a rich guy … Read More »

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Lionsgate Acquires U.S. And UK Distribution For ‘The Big Wedding’

Mike Fleming

Lionsgate has acquired U.S. and UK rights to the ensemble comedy The Big Wedding, and has set an Oct. 19, 2012 release for the Nu Image/Millennium Films pic that stars Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton as a long-divorced couple … Read More »

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Lasse Hallstrom In ‘Safe Haven’ Talks

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Relativity Media is in talks with Lasse Hallstrom to direct its adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel Safe Haven. I’m told that a deal will likely happen quickly. It’s not surprising that Ryan Kavanaugh would turn to Hallstrom to helm the adaptation of a book that Relativity paid around $2 million against $5 million to acquire in a heated auction last summer. Hallstrom directed the adaptation of the Sparks novel Dear John, a film that Kavanaugh financed.

The move also re-teams Hallstrom with Temple Hill partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, who produced Dear John, a film that was well received and grossed $110 million worldwide with Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried starring. Relativity Media acquired Safe Haven with a ticking clock — basically a nine-month window to develop the script, or the book would go back to Sparks and he’d keep the upfront payment. They got Dana Stevens to write a script, and they certainly met the deadline, as they are already looking at cast for a fall start date. Bowen and Godfrey are producing and so is Kavanaugh. In Safe Haven, a young North Carolina woman is determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships. As she begins to fall in love, she struggles with a dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her. Read More »

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Topher Grace Heads ‘Gently Down The Stream’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Topher Grace will star in Gently Down The Stream, which Justin Zackham is directing from his script for Millennium Films/Nu Image. He joins Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried. Grace will play Jared, the … Read More »

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Berlin Roundup: Amanda Seyfried In ‘Gone,’ Jason Sudeikis Up For ‘A Good Old Fashioned Orgy’

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Relativity Media has announced a four year foreign output deal with Tripictures. Tripictures will oversee the distribution of Relativity-produced features in Spain. This includes films Relativity is actively developing, producing, financing and distributing.

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Baz Casting Wider Daisy Net For ‘Gatsby’

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Alex Pettyfer And Matt Bomer ‘Now’ Guys

Mike Fleming

While The New York Times today reports that DreamWorks intends to groom its I Am Number Four star Alex Pettyfer for stardom, Fox and New Regency have got him next. Pettyfer and Matt Bomer have been added to play starring … Read More »

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‘Big Love’ To End Its Run After Season 5

Nellie Andreeva

It is the end of the road for HBO’s polygamy drama Big Love. The series’ upcoming fifth season will be its last, with Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer writing the closer as the series’ finale. Despite gripes about the … Read More »

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