Hot Trailer: ‘The Invisible Woman’

By | Wednesday November 13, 2013 @ 2:10pm PST

Sony Pictures Classics picked up the film starring and directed by Ralph Fiennes at Berlin in February. He plays Charles Dickens in The Invisible Woman, and the title character is Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), the young actress Dickens met at the height of his career … Read More »

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‘Like Crazy’s Felicity Jones Lands Female Lead Opposite Jonah Hill And James Franco in New Regency’s ‘True Story’

By | Tuesday February 5, 2013 @ 9:26am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Fast-rising British actress Felicity Jones will play the female lead opposite Jonah Hill and James Franco in True Story, the Rupert Goold-directed adaptation of the memoir by Michael Finkel. Finkel’s the disgraced New York Times journalist who resurrected some of his career after discovering that an accused murderer had stolen his identity, and that he would only talk to his namesake.

Hill is playing Finkel and Franco is playing Christian Longo, who was captured in Mexico after rising near the top of the FBI Ten Most Wanted List for allegedly killing his family. Dave Kajganich wrote the script. Hill’s coming off the small but pivotal role of Bag Head #2 in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, and Franco next opens in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers.

Jones will play the journalist’s long-suffering girlfriend, who tries to stand by her guy even after his screwups cost them everything. Jones next stars in Amazing Spider-Man 2, and her latest with Like Crazy helmer Drake Doremus, Breathe In, premiered in Sundance. She’s still scheduled to play the female lead in the Howard Hughes pic that Warren Beatty wrote, stars in and will direct. Jones is repped by WME and Independent Talent Group. Read More »

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Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones In Talks To Join ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′

By | Monday January 28, 2013 @ 5:00pm PST

Paul Giamatti Spider-Man RhinoMarc Webb‘s slinging more new additions to his Amazing Spider-Man 2 cast. Paul Giamatti is in talks to play comic book baddie The Rhino opposite returning stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the Spidey sequel, which is slated to begin filming in February. Also in talks is Felicity Jones, whose role has not yet been revealed. Giamatti and Jones join previously announced cast additions Jamie Foxx as Electro, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane, and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn; Sally Field as Aunt May and Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben will also return for Columbia’s May 2, 2014 tentpole.
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‘Like Crazy’s Felicity Jones Rejoins Agent Warren Zavala At WME

By | Wednesday December 12, 2012 @ 11:05am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Felicity Jones has reunited with her agent, Warren Zavala, at WME. The young British actress, best known for Like Crazy, becomes the latest thesp to move from CAA with Zavala, who moved to WME Read More »

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Jack Ryan: Female Lead Between Keira Knightley, Felicity Jones, Evangeline Lilly

By | Wednesday August 1, 2012 @ 5:39pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Paramount is looking hard for the female lead for its Jack Ryan franchise relaunch that will star Chris Pine in the CIA analyst role made famous by Alec Baldwin, … Read More »

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Nancy Meyers To Helm ‘The Chelsea,’ Scripted By Hallie Meyers-Shyer And Starring Felicity Jones

By | Thursday April 12, 2012 @ 6:21pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Meyers is juggling a couple projects for her next directing slot. One she has committed to is The Chelsea, a script that was written by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. She is the daughter of Meyers and her ex, filmmaker Charles … Read More »

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Gotham Awards: ‘Tree Of Life,’ ‘Beginners’ Share Kudos For Best Feature

Mike Fleming

Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life and Mike Mills’ Beginners shared the best feature award at Monday night’s 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Other nominees for Best Feature were nominees were The Descendants, Meek’s Cutoff and Take Shelter. GirlfriendRead More »

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Brits Dominate BAFTA’s Orange Rising Star Longlist

The longlist for BAFTA’s 2012 Orange Rising Star Award has been announced. The group is made up of 4 Brits, 2 Americans, an Irishman and an Aussie who are seen as the hottest up-and-comers of the year – though some … Read More »

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‘Like Crazy’s Felicity Jones Is Warren Beatty’s Choice For Howard Hughes Film

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After a long search, Warren Beatty has chosen Like Crazy star Felicity Jones to play the female lead in the untitled film about reclusive industrialist Howard Hughes. The film is still mobilizing its financing, with New Regency in place … Read More »

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Toronto: Sony Pictures Landing ‘Hysteria’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that Sony Pictures Classics is near a deal to distribute Hysteria, the Tanya Wexler-directed romantic comedy based on the surprising truth of how Mortimer Granville came up with the world’s first electro-mechanical vibrator as an advance in … Read More »

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Toronto: Her Hot Button Film In Play, ‘Hysteria’ Helmer Tanya Wexler Signs With WME

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Tanya Wexler. She’s the director of Hysteria, the 2011 Toronto Film Festival drama about the invention of the vibrator. The buzz is that film is in hot pursuit by suitors that include Sony Pictures Classics, Samuel … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Hysteria’

Hysteria is Tanya Wexler’s UK romantic comedy that revolves (among other things) around the invention of the vibrator during the Victorian age — apparently the device was used as a science-based antidote to certain mental maladies before it was discovered to have, well, ancillary value. Hugh Dancy and Maggie … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Like Crazy’

Mike Fleming

Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush have released a trailer for Like Crazy, one of the hot titles that came out of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The Drake Doremus-directed film stars Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence, it won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and good things are … Read More »

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‘Like Crazy’ Helmer Drake Doremus Sets Cast For Next Film

By | Friday July 22, 2011 @ 7:43am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Drake Doremus, who directed the Sundance sensation Like Crazy, has set Guy Pearce, Amy Ryan and Felicity Jones for his next film. Shooting on the untitled pic begins in a month and takes place in upstate New York. It’s … Read More »

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SUNDANCE UPDATE: Deal For ‘Like Crazy’?

Mike Fleming

2ND UPDATE 4 PM: Deadline is hearing that the ask for Like Crazy is a $2 million minimum guarantee, and a $2 million P&A commitment. Fox Searchlight, The Weinstein Company, and Summit Entertainment are circling. But nothing is … Read More »

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