Hot Trailer: ‘Ginger & Rosa’

By | Friday January 4, 2013 @ 1:35pm PST

Ginger & Rosa tells a story of friendship and betrayal between two teenage girls during the 1960s as the world faces the escalation of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the growing threat of nuclear war. Elle Fanning (Ginger), Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, Jodhi May, … Read More »

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Dakota And Elle Fanning Change Management Companies

By | Wednesday January 2, 2013 @ 9:28am PST
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Echo Lake has also brought over Graciella Sanchez to work with Brittany Kahan on starting the talent component of the management company. Aside from the Fanning sisters, … Read More »

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Toronto: Upstart A24 Acquires Sally Potter-Directed ‘Ginger & Rosa

By | Tuesday September 25, 2012 @ 9:31am PDT
Mike Fleming

A24 has acquired Ginger & Rosa, the Sally Potter-directed film that stars Elle Fanning. A story about friendship and betrayal, the film premiered at Telluride and Toronto and plays the New York Film Festival on October 8. Alice Englert, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, and Annette Bening also star. A24 plans on a qualifying run of the film in 2012 for awards consideration followed by a theatrical release in early 2013. Read More »

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TELLURIDE: Film Distributors Go Shopping

Pete Hammond

Sundance, Cannes and Berlin are just some of the world’s top festivals where major movie sales are completed. But Telluride is mostly a launchpad for Fall awards contenders. Yet, unexpectedly, this 39th edition is drawing a large number of distributors interested in picking up some great deals. Among the titles for sale here are Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha starring a delightful Greta Gergwig; Canada’s and Sri Lanka’s Midnight’s Children; thriller The Iceman  starring Michael Shannon; director Sally Potter’s Ginger And Rosa; the documentary Love, Marilyn based on newly discovered diaries of Marilyn Monroe; and Saudi Arabia’s  Wadjda. Of course, 2009′s The Last Station  devised an unusual strategy by exclusively premiering in Telluride and also nabbing a Sony Pictures Classics deal plus two major acting Oscar nominations. And in 2010, Fox Searchlight execs saw a secret showing of The Tree Of Life here and quickly nailed rights for the film, which would eventually be nominated for Best Picture of 2011. Read More »

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Elle Fanning To Star In Feature Adaptation Of Kevin Henkes Novel ‘Olive’s Ocean’

By | Wednesday August 15, 2012 @ 4:20pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Elle Fanning will star in Olive’s Ocean, a feature adaptation of the Kevin Henkes young adult novel that was optioned by producer Donald Rosenfeld. Christina Hammonds Reed, a Nicholl Fellowship finalist, has been set to … Read More »

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Elle Fanning To Join Angelina Jolie In ‘Maleficent’

By | Thursday March 8, 2012 @ 3:29pm PST
Mike Fleming

Elle Fanning, MaleficentAfter Angelina Jolie told the world while promoting In The Land of Blood And Honey that she wanted to next star in Maleficent, things are happening quickly for the Disney film that will be directed by Read More »

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WME Signs Dakota And Elle Fanning

By | Tuesday January 24, 2012 @ 6:41am PST
Mike Fleming

Dakota and Elle Fanning have signed with WME. The teenage actresses made the agency rounds recently after leaving Cindy Osbrink, whose Osbrink Talent Agency specializes in pint-sized talent and … Read More »

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Dakota And Elle Fanning To Leave Osbrink, Will Take Agency Meetings

By | Wednesday January 11, 2012 @ 12:11pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: As Dakota Fanning emerged as a top young actress in films like Man On Fire and War Of The Worlds, and Elle Fanning began doing the same in films … Read More »

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Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola Join Sally Potter’s ‘Bomb’

By | Thursday November 17, 2011 @ 6:34pm PST
Mike Fleming

Elle Fanning and Alessandro Nivola will star in Bomb, the film that was written and will be directed by Orlando helmer Sally Potter. Christopher Shepperd and Andrew Litvin are producing. … Read More »

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Cameron Crowe Taps His ‘Almost Famous’ Alter Ego For ‘Zoo,’ And Elle Fanning, Too

Mike Fleming

Cameron Crowe has set Patrick Fugit and Elle Fanning is in talks to star alongside Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson in We Bought A Zoo. Thomas Hayden Church is also in the Fox film based on the Benjamin Mee memoir. Fugit, you’ll recall, played the young journalist who was essentially playing Crowe in Almost Famous, a memoirish film that chronicled the filmmaker’s experience when, as a teenaged journalist, he was hired by Rolling Stone magazine to go on the road with the Allman Brothers when the band was on the rise. Read More »

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Francis Ford Coppola Quietly Shooting Next Pic — And Val Kilmer Is His Star

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Francis Ford Coppola has begun quietly directing his next feature. I’m told that Coppola is shooting Twixt Now And Sunrise, a thriller with overtones of horror, and that his star is Val Kilmer. Also in the cast are Elle Fanning (Super 8) and Bruce Dern (who long ago starred in the Coppola-scripted The Great Gatsby). But the picture’s fulcrum is Kilmer, who plays a horror novelist. The film is based on a short story written by Coppola. It is shooting in Napa, on Coppola’s property. Coppola hasn’t tackled the horror genre since early in his career, when he directed Dementia 13, and of course Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And some might consider Apocalypse Now to be horror. Read More »

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3D ‘Nutcracker’ Gets Distribution

By | Monday August 30, 2010 @ 11:10am PDT
Mike Fleming

The Andrei Konchalevsky-directed The Nutcracker in 3D has been acquired by Freestyle Releasing and Cinemarket Films. They bought US rights and will release the film November 24. It stars Elle Fanning as young Mary, Nathan Lane as Uncle Albert and John Turturro as the Rat King. Mary’s boring Viennese Christmas … Read More »

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