Robert Downey, Jr. Finally Gets His Own Twitter Account, Reflective Of Social Media’s Importance To Film Marketing

Kodak TheatreThe Iron Man himself has finally joined Twitter. With only 4 tweets this morning, he’s dipped his toe into the social media universe. Within hours, Downey has tallied 912K followers. Wow, word travels fast. And why not? Iron Man is a billion dollar franchise for Marvel since they first introduced Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark in 2008. Worldwide the first film grossed $585M, the second one, $623.9M and the third, $1.2B. The next Marvel title for the actor is Avengers: Age of Ultron which will bow May 1, 2015 from Disney. Welcome to the SMU, Mr. Downey, No doubt, Disney and Marvel are thrilled. The actor has long been a strong presence on social media due to his many fans who call him #RDJ. His fans post video bits from the actor from media, on-stage award shows, red carpet appearances, and other media events showcasing the wise-cracking, irreverance. His opening Tweet:

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Emma Watson To Star In Alejandro Amenabar Thriller ‘Regression’

By | Wednesday February 5, 2014 @ 9:57am PST

watsonEmma Watson will star in Regression, the TWC-Dimension thriller to be directed by Alejandro Amenabar, who wrote the original screenplay. Ethan Hawke is already aboard the pic, the storyline of which is being held close to the vest. … Read More »

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AFM: SPWA Takes Key Territories On Emma Watson Drama ‘Your Voice In My Head’

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired key international rights to lit adaptation Your Voice In My Head, set to star Harry Potter‘s Emma Watson. Francesca Gregorini directs the drama … Read More »

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Emma Watson, Stephen Chbosky Plot ‘Wallflower’ Re-Team On ‘While We’re Young’

By | Thursday October 10, 2013 @ 1:25pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Chbosky, who directed Emma Watson in the sleeper hit The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, has re-teamed with the actress at 20th Century Fox on While We’re Young. Based on the Adena Halpern novel 29, While We’re Young will be scripted by (500) Days Of Summer scribes Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter. Karen McCullah and Kiwi Smith penned the original script and Weber and Neustadter handled the most recent rewrite. John Davis is producing through his Davis Entertainment banner. The log line: A 75-year-old woman, still feeling frisky and that she has far more in common with her 29-year-old granddaughter than with her stuffy 55-year-old daughter, is granted a birthday wish. She gets to be 29 again, for a day. She uses the time to go on an adventure with her now same-aged granddaughter. The film tells the story of three generations of women.

It’s a departure for Chbosky, who adapted his own coming-of-age novel The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and got a WGA nomination for the script. He also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of the Jonathan Larson stage musical Rent. Perks was a very important movie for Watson, as it allowed her to play a sophisticated young woman, warts and all, as she tried to create distance from Hogwarts and her childhood spent in the Harry Potter movies. Read More »

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Emma Watson To Star In Lit Adaptation ‘Your Voice In My Head’

By | Saturday September 7, 2013 @ 6:14pm PDT

Harry Potter‘s Emma Watson will lead lit adaptation Your Voice In My Head, adapted from Emma Forrest’s NY Times bestseller about a young bipolar Englishwoman living in New York. Francesca Gregorini (Emanuel and the Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Bling Ring’

By | Tuesday April 23, 2013 @ 3:14pm PDT

Emma Watson leads the cast of Sofia Coppola‘s true crime pic, about a band of young burglars thieving from Hollywood celebs. Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Claire Julien, Taissa Farmiga, and Leslie Mann also star in the pic which A24 releases June 14 in the … Read More »

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A24 Dates Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’ And Sundance Pic ‘The Spectacular Now’

By | Thursday February 28, 2013 @ 9:25am PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Upstart distributor A24 has set a June 14 limited theatrical release launch of the Sofia Coppola-directed The Bling Ring, and it has set an August 2 limited release for the James Ponsoldt-directed The Spectacular Now. This … Read More »

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Emma Watson In Talks To Board Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical Epic ‘Noah’

By | Thursday June 7, 2012 @ 4:59pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Emma Watson is in talks to join Darren Aronofsky’s cast of Noah, which stars Russell Crowe as the Biblical ark builder. Watson is in discussions to play Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, … Read More »

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David Yates Confirms His Exit From ‘Your Voice In My Head’

By | Monday May 14, 2012 @ 10:33pm PDT
Mike Fleming

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UPDATE: Director David Yates has confirmed his withdrawal from the helm of Your Voice In My Head, which Deadline revealed yesterday. He has issued this statement:  “Unfortunately, due to conflicting schedules and … Read More »

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Emma Watson To Star in Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’

By | Wednesday February 29, 2012 @ 11:45am PST

Emma Watson will lead an ensemble cast in the latest from Oscar-winner Sofia Coppola. The Bling Ring is inspired by real events in which a group of teens engage in a string of celebrity burglaries.

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Harry Potter Reunion For Warner Bros: David Yates And Emma Watson In ‘Your Voice In My Head’

By | Wednesday February 1, 2012 @ 3:08pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is negotiating to acquire Your Voice in My Head, the Emma Forrest-scripted drama based on the scribe’s memoir that is expected to be the next film by director David Yates. The film is shaping up to be … Read More »

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Julia Ormond In Talks To Play Superman’s Mom

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros and Zack Snyder are in talks with Julia Ormond to play Superman’s Kryptonian mother, Lara Lor-Van, in Man of Steel. I expect the deal to make shortly. Russell Crowe has been offered the role of  Jor-El, the … Read More »

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Nina Dobrev Goes From ‘Vampire Diaries’ To ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’

EXCLUSIVE: As Deadline told you, Summit Entertainment post-Twilight Saga is continuing to bet heavily on books for its future franchises. Most are conducive to young casts. Now I can report that another young actress to watch is making the transition … Read More »

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Summit’s Post-’Twilight’ Chapter To Be Underwritten By Book Adaptations

Mike Fleming

The start of Summit Entertainment’s trajectory began when the mini-major convinced Stephenie Meyer to sell her Twilight Saga book series after she’d been left so frustrated by how Paramount Pictures let it languish. Was it a billion dollar lucky break? … Read More »

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Berlin Day 1 Roundup: Emma Watson Goes From ‘Potter’ To ‘Perks,’ Twilight Saga’s Peter Facinelli Pens ‘El Chico Blanco’

Mike Fleming

Summit Entertainment acquired feature rights to The Perks of Being A Wallflower, with novelist Stephen Chbosky adapting and directing his novel. Emma Watson and Logan Lerman star in a coming of age story of a 15-year old crushing hard on … Read More »

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