Nick Nolte Joins ‘Gangster Squad’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Nolte continues his recent career resurgence. He’s been set to join the cast of the Ruben Fleischer-directed Warner Bros drama Gangster Squad. Nolte will play Bill Parker, the new chief of police in Los Angeles, and the first … Read More »

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Hot Teaser: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

By | Wednesday July 20, 2011 @ 10:21am PDT
Mike Fleming

Here’s a clean version of the Amazing Spider-Man teaser trailer that has been making the rounds this morning. Marc Webb directs and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone for Sony Pictures.

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DreamWorks Moves Up ‘The Help’ To Aug. 10

By | Thursday June 30, 2011 @ 2:14pm PDT
Mike Fleming

DreamWorks and Disney have moved the opening of the Kathryn Stockett bestselling novel adaptation The Help to Aug. 10. They’ll open it Wednesday instead of its original Aug. 12 Friday date to make a long weekend out of it and … Read More »

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Emma Stone Not Doing ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’

By | Friday June 24, 2011 @ 2:36pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Emma Stone passed on the heroine role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Lionsgate’s adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel that mixes the 1813 Jane Austen classic with a legion of bloodthirsty zombies. While talent gets offered and passes on movies every day, Internet reports now trumpet offers, even if the journalists … Read More »

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‘Easy A’ Helmer Will Gluck Makes Two-Year Sony Pictures Deal For Films And Series

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After directing Easy A and the upcoming Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis bedroom comedy Friends With Benefits for Screen Gems, Will Gluck has made a two-year development and production deal with Sony Pictures that covers TV and film and involves Screen … Read More »

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Anonymous Content Lands Management Trio To Bolster Talent Roster

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Management/production company Anonymous Content is about to make a major play in the talent game. I’m hearing that Doug Wald is leaving his partnership at Raw Talent, Sandra Chang is leaving as partner at Industry Entertainment, and Tony Lipp is leaving CAA. The trio will lead Anonymous Content’s talent division and create a major infusion of acting clients. It is all taking shape today.

Lipp announced internally on Tuesday that he would leave CAA to be a manager. Wald and Chang dropped the bombshells this morning at their respective management companies. Anonymous has a modest talent business that included four managers and clients like Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Katie Cassidy, Omar Epps and Adrianne Palicki (just cast as Wonder Woman). The newcomers will greatly expand that list, and a lot of it is emerging talent. Among the actors already set to join: Sam Worthington, Paul Dano, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Anna Faris, Max Minghella, Jack Quaid, Patrick Wilson, Justin Chambers, Jessica Walter, Jaime King, Matt Bomer, John Cleese, Blythe Danner, Jonathan Groff, Mamie Gummer, Nathan Lane, Simon Russell Beale and Stanley Tucci. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Crazy Stupid Love’

The Warner Bros comedy starring Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone opens July 29.

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Sony Titles Pic ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ Issues First Shot Of Andrew Garfield As Webslinger

Mike Fleming

CULVER CITY, Calif., February 14, 2011 – Columbia Pictures announced today that the title of the next Spider-Man film will be The Amazing Spider-Man.The studio simultaneously released a photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, the first shot of Garfield

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Emma Stone,Tom Hardy, Andrew Garfield Among Nominees For BAFTA Rising Star

Today at BAFTA Headquarters, jury member, film director, actor, and award-winning singer-songwriter Ben Drew announced the hotly anticipated nominees for the newly named Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award 2011. The nominations recognise five international actors and actresses whose talent has captured … Read More »

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Screen Gems Makes Deal For ‘Easy A’s Emma Stone And Will Gluck To Reunite

By | Friday November 12, 2010 @ 11:24am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Screen Gems has locked Easy A director/producer Will Gluck and star Emma Stone in deals to make another movie together. Gluck will write it, and direct and produce, while Stone will star and be executive producer. They are working out the beats of the film but the goal of Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper is to have the picture ready to start production next summer. Stone will be free by then after starring alongside Andrew Garfield in the Marc Webb-directed Spider-Man reboot. Gluck will write it while readying the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis Screen Gems comedy Friends With Benefits for July 22 release. Easy A has grossed north of $65 million worldwide since it was released in September. Read More »

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Martin Sheen Lands ‘Spider-Man’ Role And Sally Field May Be Next

Martin Sheen is joining the Marc Webb-directed 3D Spider-Man movie, playing the role of Uncle Ben. He joins Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans, who were set earlier in the Sony Pictures Entertainment film that begins production in December. … Read More »

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Rhys Ifans Cast As The Next Spidey Villain

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Sony Pictures Entertainment has offered the villain role in the Spider-Man reboot to Rhys Ifans. Studio insiders wouldn’t say which villain he’s playing, and there’s been speculation about a bunch of baddies. He’s the next piece in the puzzle after SPE hired Marc Webb to direct, Andrew Garfield to play the wall crawler and Emma Stone to play his first love Gwen Stacy. The Goblin had been involved in the Gwen Stacy storyline from the comics, but there have also been rumors that Spidey will battle Venom. Will tell you when I know for sure. Read More »

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Emma Stone In Spidey — But With Switch!

Mike Fleming

Sony Pictures just confirmed Emma Stone for the female lead in Spider-Man. The surprise? While days ago both the studio and her reps expected her to take the role of Mary Jane Watson, she has instead closed to play Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker’s first love. Here’s the studio release:

CULVER CITY, Calif., October 5, 2010 – Emma Stone has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming Spider-Man film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. Stone has been tapped for the role of Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December and will be released in theaters nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012. The casting continues an association between Sony Pictures Entertainment and the actress

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‘SPIDER-MAN’ UPDATE: Emma Stone To Be Offered Role Of Mary Jane Watson

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Sony Pictures Entertainment will imminently offer the role of Mary Jane Watson to Emma Stone, who starred for the studio in Zombieland and Easy A. It’s another good role for Stone, who is currently shooting the Tate … Read More »

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