Cannes: Catherine Hardwicke To Direct Rachel Weisz, Toni Collette In ‘Miss You Already’

catherine-hardwicke.jpgEyeing a September shoot, helmer Catherine Hardwicke is boarding comedy/drama Miss You Already, with Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette attached to star. The pair will play lifelong best friends whose relationship is tested as they confront a crisis. Morwenna Banks, best known for her UK acting credits including rachel weisztoni colletteSkins, Shameless and Peppa Pig, wrote Miss You Already based on personal experience. Hardwicke says of Banks’ story of intense friendship, “This is something she lived through. She managed to take real life and turn it into a powerful, laugh‐ and cry‐out‐loud screenplay.” When the project was originally announced during Berlin in 2012, it had Jennifer Aniston attached to star, and Paul Andrew Williams directing. At the time, the story was very London-centric, but has since been expanded.
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Tribeca Film Festival Jurors Announced

Tribeca 2014 marqueeThe judges are set for 13th annual edition of the event founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff. The seven competition juries for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival include 33 filmmakers, writers, producers, actors, journalists and entrepreneurs. The World Narrative Competition judges are Lake Bell, Steve Conrad, Bart Freundlich, Catherine Hardwicke and Ben Younger. Jurors for other categories include Toni Collette, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Goldblum, Alfonso Arau, Heather Graham, Anton Yelchin, HBO’s Sheila Nevins and Google’s Regina Dugan. The Nas rap docu Time Is Illmatic will open the fest, which runs April 16-27 in NYC. The recently re-retitled Begin Again closes it. Here is the full list of jurors and categories:

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Pilots ‘Eye Candy’ & ‘Deliverance Creek’ Cast Regulars

By | Thursday October 31, 2013 @ 6:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Nico Tortorella, coming off Fox’s The Following, is set to co-star opposite Victoria Justice in the MTV cyber thriller pilot Eye Candy, about Lindy (Justice), a reclusive hacker whose blog exposes everything from terrorist plots to … Read More »

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Drama ‘Reckless’ Gets Series Order At CBS

By | Sunday May 12, 2013 @ 10:59am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

CBS has picked up a third new drama series for next season. The order went to soapy legal drama Reckless. Written by Dana Stevens and directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Reckless is a sultry … Read More »

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Catherine Hardwicke To Helm ‘The Age Of Miracles’ For River Road

By | Wednesday April 3, 2013 @ 11:27am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: River Road Entertainment‘s Bill Pohlad has set Catherine Hardwicke to helm The Age Of Miracles, an adaptation of the Karen Thompson Walker bestselling debut novel. Seth Lochhead (Hanna) has adapted the screenplay and Pohlad will … Read More »

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‘Twilight’ Director Catherine Hardwicke To Helm CBS Legal Pilot ‘Reckless’

By | Saturday February 9, 2013 @ 2:04pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Twilight helmer Catherine Hardwicke has signed on to direct CBS’ drama pilot Reckless, a legal soap executive produced by Ghost Whisperer producers Ian Sander and Kim Moses. Written/executive produced by Dana Stevens … Read More »

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CW Buys Monster High School Drama From Fake Empire And Catherine Hardwicke

By | Wednesday September 12, 2012 @ 3:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Stephanie Savage Josh Schwartz Copeland PrepJosh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who are behind the CW‘s departing drama Gossip Girl, have set up another drama project at the network that take place in an elite school. The high-concept … Read More »

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IM Global Funds Catherine Hardwicke’s ‘Plush’

By | Monday August 27, 2012 @ 10:59am PDT
Mike Fleming

Los Angeles, August 27: Principal photography begins today in Los Angeles on erotic thriller PLUSH directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and produced by Jason Blum, producer of the Paranormal Activity franchise. The picture is being financed by IM Global’s genre label Octane.

PLUSH stars a sexy young cast, including Emily

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‘Twilight’ Helmer Catherine Hardwicke Takes On ‘The Bitch Posse’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Catherine Hardwicke will direct The Bitch Posse, a Tristine Skyler-scripted adaptation of the Martha O’Connor novel published in 2006 by St. Martin’s Press. The film is being produced by Miranda Bailey and Matthew Leutwyler through their Ambush Entertainment banner, … Read More »

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James Franco Closing Disney Deal For ‘Oz: The Great And Powerful’

Mike Fleming

While James Franco and Anne Hathaway have been busy pulling it together to host Sunday’s Oscarcast, Franco’s CAA reps and Disney have closed his deal to play the title role in Oz: The Great and Powerful. That puts the … Read More »

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Catherine Hardwicke Circles ‘The Maze Runner’

Mike Fleming

Catherine Hardwicke is in talks with 20th Century Fox to helm The Maze Runner, an adaptation of the James Dashner young adult novel. Thomas is a teenager who one day finds himself trapped in an enclosed environment along with 60 … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Red Riding Hood’

Mike Fleming

Warner Bros has released a new trailer for Red Riding Hood, the pic directed by Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke.

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ABC Wants ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Series And Maybe ‘Twilight’ Helmer Catherine Hardwicke

By | Wednesday October 13, 2010 @ 11:42am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After ordering contemporary versions of Romeo & Juliet set in New York and Chicago the last two pilot seasons, ABC is going for the real thing this year, picking up for development a retelling of William Shakespeare’s classic tale set in Renaissance Verona. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the feature adaptation of another story about star-crossed lovers belonging to clans that are at odds with each other, Twilight, is in talks to direct the potential Romeo & Juliet pilot in what would mark her TV directorial debut. Feature producers Todd Garner (Paul Blart: Mall Cop, the upcoming The Zookeeper) and Wyck Godfrey  & Marty Bowen (the Twilight franchise, Dear John) are behind the series adaptation, which is being written by World Trade Center scribe Andrea Berloff. Romeo & Juliet, which is produced by ABC Studios, follows the famous love story while also pealing away the curtain on the impetuous, incestuous, bloody and violent relationships during the Renaissance in Verona. In addition to Garner, Godfrey and Bowen, Sean Robin will also executive produce the project. Read More »

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