Sally Hawkins & Catherine Keener Join Charlie Kaufman’s FX Pilot ‘How And Why’

By | Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 2:30pm PDT

Oscar-nominated Sally Hawkinskeener4hawkins2 (Blue Jasmine) and Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich, Capote) have joined the cast of FX‘s How And Why, from Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Read More »

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Hot Red Band Trailer: ‘The Oranges’

By | Wednesday September 12, 2012 @ 9:22pm PDT

Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt and Allison Janney play couples in the relationship dramedy directed by Julian Farino from a screenplay by Ian Helfer and Jay Reiss. The Oranges also features Leighton Meester, Adam Brody and Alia Shawkat. The ATO Pictures release is scheduled to open October … Read More »

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Catherine Keener Joins ‘Can A Song Save Your Life?’

By | Tuesday June 26, 2012 @ 2:02pm PDT

Catherine Keener Can A Song Save Your LifeEXCLUSIVE: Catherine Keener has joined the cast of Can A Song Save Your Life? She joins Mark Ruffalo, hot off his stint as the Hulk in Marvel’s The Avengers, and Keira Knightley in … Read More »

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‘Lola,’ ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’, ‘Peace, Love & Misunderstanding’: Specialty Box Office

By | Thursday June 7, 2012 @ 8:10pm PDT

Specialty releases can clean up at the box office if they’re seen as serious awards contenders, but the majority of limited rollouts never make it to the awards big leagues in a given year. Two of this week’s new specialty openers are admittedly not in play for any golden statuettes according to their insiders (unless this is some sort of reverse-psychology campaign?). First off, Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener starrer Peace, Love & Misunderstanding will open in 25 cities this weekend. Its high-profile stars along with some now high-profile newcomers might be just the thing for moviegoers looking for a summer escape. China Lion’s Double Trouble will have a smaller indie platform release, hoping to cash in on the first film of Hong Kong star Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee. Also hitting screens is FilmDistrict’s Safety Not Guaranteed, which concerns a magazine crew that sets out in search of the person who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time-travel. Then there’s Daryl Wein’s Lola Versus with star Greta Gerwig courtesy of Fox Searchlight and doc Paul Williams Still Alive is taking its story about the Oscar and Grammy award-winning star via a more DIY approach.
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eOne, RKO Pictures Tune Up ‘A Late Quartet’ For U.S. Co-Distribution: Cannes

Philip Seymour Hoffman Late QuartetThe sun is finally shining and U.S. deal announcements are starting to heat up on what’s essentially the last day of the Cannes Film Festival market. eOne and RKO Pictures just announced they’ve made … Read More »

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HBO Developing Comedy Series Starring Catherine Keener And Written & Directed By Charlie Kaufman

By | Monday May 21, 2012 @ 4:56pm PDT
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Catherine Keener HBOEXCLUSIVE: Frequent feature collaborators Charlie Kaufman and Catherine Keener are teaming for a TV series project. In a competitive situation, a half-hour comedy starring Oscar nominee Keener and to be written and directed by Oscar winner Kaufman has landed at HBO, which has put it on fast-track development. The untitled comedy is described as an exploration of one day in a woman’s life and how the events leading up to it can affect, or not, the reality in which she lives. Kaufman is executive producing; Keener serves as producer.

Charlie Kaufman HBOOver the last decade, Keener had been frequently pursued to do TV series, something she had declined to do until now. For her first series starring vehicle, she opted to team with a writer-director whom she has worked with before and who knows her well. Keener starred in Kaufman’s feature directorial debut Synecdoche, New York. She appeared in two movies written by him – Synecdoche and Being John Malkovich – and also did a cameo in the Kaufman-penned Adaptation. Keener also is set to co-star in Kaufman’s next movie, Frank Or Francis, opposite Steve Carell and Jack Black. Both Keener and Kaufman earned Oscar nominations for Being John Malkovich. Gersh-repped Keener also was nominated for Capote; WME-repped Kaufman was nominated for Adaptation and won a best screenplay Oscar for Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Peace, Love & Misunderstanding’

By | Friday April 27, 2012 @ 8:35pm PDT

Catherine Keener and Jane Fonda play alienated daughter and mother in this comedy directed by Bruce Beresford in which uptight Manhattan lawyer Diane (Keener) drives her teenage son (Nat Wolff) and adult daughter (Elizabeth Olsen) to meet their grandmother (Fonda) for the first time. Written by Christina … Read More »

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2011 Toronto: ‘Shame’ Will Start Dealmaking Flurry, But Buyers Wait To Be Blown Away

Mike Fleming

Last year’s Toronto Film Festival started slow for acquisitions, but finished with a flurry of modest distribution deals that served notice the specialty film business had finally pulled out of its nosedive. This year’s festival hasn’t started and … Read More »

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Voltage Pictures Brings James Franco Pic ‘Maladies’ To Berlin

Mike Fleming

Voltage Pictures has nabbed the international rights to the introspective actors’ piece Maladies starring Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Rise of the Apes, Spiderman). Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Into the Wild, Being John Malkovich), Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (The Whistleblower,

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Jeremy Northam and Christopher Walken Comprise ‘A Late Quartet’

By | Monday January 10, 2011 @ 7:26am PST
Mike Fleming

The four actors have been set to star in A Late Quartet, an independent film from writer/director Yaron Zilberman. Shooting will start later this month in New York. Hoffman, Keener, Northam and Walken will play members of a world famous … Read More »

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