Craig Viveiros To Helm Ellen Page-Starrer ‘Queen & Country’

Mike Fleming

ellenpageCraig Viveiros will helm Queen & Country for Chernin Entertainment at Fox. The project, which will star Ellen Page, is based on the Oni Press comic book series Queen & Country written by Greg Rucka. Page will play a British agent who goes on the run from her own people as she tries to bring down a terrorist on English soil.

Viveiros made shorts and commercials, including the award winner Back To Back. Viveiros then produced, wrote and directed his debut feature film, Ghosted, which starred Art Malik, John Lynch and Martin Compston. He then moved to Haiti to work as a volunteer at the country’s film institute and returned to England to make The Liability with Tim Roth, Peter Mullan and  Jack O’Connell. Read More »

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Ellen Page Comes Out At LGBT Conference: Video

By | Saturday February 15, 2014 @ 10:32am PST

Citing industry pressures and her feeling of “personal obligation and a social responsibility,” Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page delivered an emotional speech yesterday at the Time to THRIVE Conference held in support of LGBT youth saying, “I am here today because I am gay.” Watch it below: … Read More »

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Ellen Page & Evan Rachel Wood Head ‘Into The Forest’

By | Monday October 21, 2013 @ 11:03am PDT

Evan Rachel Wood has joined Ellen Page in Into the Forest, an adaptation of Jean Hegland’s apocalyptic novel … Read More »

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Ellen Page Making Directing Debut On ‘Miss Stevens’; Anna Faris To Star

By | Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 2:51pm PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: After making her mark on features from Juno to Inception, Ellen Page will make her directing debut on Miss Stevens, and she’s got Anna Faris attached to play the title role. The film was written by Julia Hart (The Keeping Room) and will be produced by Gilbert Films (The Kids Are All Right) and Anonymous Content (Winter’s Bone). Gary Gilbert and Jordan Horowitz of Gilbert Films will produce with Doug Wald of Anonymous Content, and Nicole Romano and Trevor Adley of Anonymous Content will serve as Executive Producers.

Faris will play a teacher whose life is in disarray when she chaperones a group of high schoolers on a weekend trip to a state drama competition. There, through the admiration and humanity of her students, she rediscovers her own self-worth.

Page next stars in The East for Fox Searchlight, a film that premiered at Sundance. She begins production on X-Men: Days Of Future Past this spring and then films Freeheld, a Ron Nyswaner-scripted adaptation of the Oscar-winning documentary short. She’s also part of the ensemble of Lynn Shelton’s Touchy Feely, which also premiered at Sundance. Read More »

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Hot Sundance Trailer: ‘The East’

By | Monday January 21, 2013 @ 4:34pm PST

The Fox Searchlight thriller The Eastdirected by Zal Batmanglij and co-written by Batmanglij and Brit Marling, who also stars, debuted yesterday at Sundance. The film centers on a mysterious anarchist collective (called The East) and an ex-FBI agent (Marling) who goes undercover and dedicates herself to taking it … Read More »

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Incognito To Finance ‘Freeheld’, Based On Landmark Gay Rights Case

By | Wednesday August 22, 2012 @ 3:14pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Incognito Pictures, a new production company led by producer/financier Jack Selby and veteran film producer Scott Stone, has stepped up to produce and finance a feature adaptation of Freeheld, the Oscar-winning documentary short. Ellen Page is attached … Read More »

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Woody Allen Changes Title Of Rome-Set Movie To ‘Nero Fiddled’

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Woody Allen has changed the title of his new Rome-set film from the confusing The Bop Decameron to the much catchier Nero Fiddled. Allen got tired of all the blank stares he received when telling people the title of … Read More »

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Roberto Benigni Resurfacing For Woody Allen’s Italy-Based Film?

By | Thursday May 5, 2011 @ 9:44am PDT
Mike Fleming

One thing missing so far from the upcoming film Woody Allen will shoot in Italy has been … Italian actors. Allen has so far set Jesse Eisenberg, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page and Alec Baldwin. I’m hearing that Allen will land … Read More »

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Ellen Page Joins Woody Allen Film

Mike Fleming

Ellen Page has made a deal to join Woody Allen’s next film. Deadline told you Monday about Alec Baldwin and Jesse Eisenberg starring, and Penelope Cruz had been announced in early April. The pic shoots in Rome.

Page has been … Read More »

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HBO Not Going Ahead With ‘Tilda’ Comedy

Nellie Andreeva

HBO has passed on the comedy pilot Tilda, which starred Diane Keaton as a powerful and reclusive Hollywood blogger (not unlike Deadline’s Nikki Finke). The hot pilot had a great pedigree – co-written by Bill Condon and Cynthia Mort, directed … Read More »

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Three Join HBO’s ‘Tilda’ As Exec Producers

Nellie Andreeva

HBO has yet to make a decision whether it will pick up comedy pilot Tilda to series but it has put in place a team in case it does. Six Feet Under alum Alan Poul has come on board … Read More »

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BREAKING: IFC Pays 7 Figures For ‘Super’

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Toldja! IFC (below) has confirmed its Super buy.

EXCLUSIVE FROM TORONTO: In the first major deal since 2010 Toronto began, IFC has captured U.S. rights to Super, the … Read More »

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Actresses Still Testing On ‘Dragon Tattoo’ — Now In Costume With Daniel Craig

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Is it an exaggeration to say not since Gone with the Wind has the actress casting search for a studio film captured such attention? The decision on who’ll play Lisbeth Salander in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s The Girl With The Dragon Read More »

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Angelina Jolie’s ‘Salt’ Spices Up Weekend; But Chris Nolan’s ‘Inception’ Still Big No. 1

SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY AM UPDATE: These numbers will be refined in the morning. But sources have given me early North American grosses now for the Top 10. Hollywood expected Inception to hold well in the large markets and on both coasts and it did with a $43.5 million second weekend and new domestic cume of $143.6M. But Salt definitely put some pepper into Friday’s and Saturday’s box office with a $36.5 million weekend. Thanks to these big #1 & #2, the overall weekend grosses looks like $160M, or +12% from last year. The other newcomer  Ramona and Beezus joined an already crowded family film market and finished with $8 million: Read More »

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Sony Pictures Skeds ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ – But Two Leads Not Set Yet

Mike Fleming

the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattooEXCLUSIVE… UPDATE: The plot is thickening on the David Fincher-directed adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the internationally hot Stieg Larsson mystery novel. Of course, with the Swedish film version having made $100+M worldwide so far … Read More »

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‘Inception’ Dreams Up $60.4M Opener; ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Nightmare $17.3M

SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY AM UPDATE: Friday, Saturday, and weekend numbers for North America’s Top 5 movie grosses:

inception poster1. What an impressive start for the Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures mind-bending scifi thriller from 3,792 theaters, with Friday’s $21.6 million (including $3M midnight shows in 1,600 locations) … Read More »

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