Julianne Moore To Star With Greta Gerwig In Rebecca Miller-Helmed ‘Maggie’s Plan’

By | Wednesday January 15, 2014 @ 4:06pm PST
Mike Fleming

julianneEXCLUSIVERebecca Miller is building a strong cast for Maggie’s Plan,  the romantic comedy of manners that she will direct based on the script she wrote from a story by Karen Rinaldi. She has just set Julianne MooreRead More »

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TOLDJA! Julianne Moore Joins ‘The Hunger Games’

By | Friday September 13, 2013 @ 9:12am PDT
Mike Fleming

Lionsgate just announced they’ve set Julianne Moore to play president Alma Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2. Deadline had the scoop on this back in June. Here’s the official word:

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Julianne Moore Poised To Join ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Going From Veep Candidate Sarah Palin To President Alma Coin?

By | Thursday June 27, 2013 @ 7:43am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: As The Hunger Games moves into the final two movies culled from the Suzanne Collins novel Mockingjay, I’ve heard that Lionsgate and director Francis Lawrence are eyeing Julianne Moore to play the role of President Alma Coin. She is the manipulative politician who figures brightly in the finale as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes a symbol of rebellion against the autocratic Capitol government. This is likely to happen quickly, and Moore would star in both of the final films, which brings back Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth and the returning cast along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, who will be making his first appearance in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which the studio is planning to bring to San Diego Comic-Con in July. Color Force’s Nina Jacobson is producing the series. Read More »

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UPDATE: ‘Non-Stop’ Release Delayed A Week To Feb. 28, 2014

By | Monday June 3, 2013 @ 2:40pm PDT

UPDATE, 2:40 PM: Universal just announced it is moving Non-Stop‘s release to February 28, 2014, a week later than its initial February 21 date. The new date pits Non-Stop against Paramount’s sci-fi pic Almanac. It would have gone up against Tri-Star’s action drama Pompeii Read More »

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Myriad Lands International On Julianne Moore-Michael Angarano ‘English Teacher’

By | Tuesday May 7, 2013 @ 6:06pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Myriad Pictures has acquired international distribution rights to The English Teacher, starring Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right; Crazy, Stupid, Love), Michael Angarano (Brass Teapot, The Forbidden Kingdom, Haywire), Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine, Baby Mama, Stuck in

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David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps To The Stars’ Finds Julianne Moore, John Cusack & EOne

Canadian giant Entertainment One will team with Martin Katz’s Prospero Pictures to back David Cronenberg‘s upcoming ensemble thriller Maps To The Stars. Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon are to … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Carrie’ Remake

By | Thursday April 4, 2013 @ 5:26pm PDT

It’s a tough road to fully wipe clear the iconic images of Brian De Palma’s 1976 original, based on the Stephen King book about a loner high school girl whose crazy mom and the mean kids at school eventually get the brunt of her blossoming telekinetic powers. But this first … Read More »

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Cinedigm & Tribeca Team To Acquire ‘The English Teacher’

By | Tuesday February 12, 2013 @ 9:00am PST

The English Teacher stars Julianne Moore, Nathan Lane, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins and Michael Angarano and will be released this spring as part of a double-team rights deal between Cinedigm Entertainment Group and Tribeca Film. As … Read More »

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AFM: Al Pacino, Jeremy Renner, Julianne Moore Star In Dan Fogelman-Helmed ‘Imagine’

By | Tuesday October 23, 2012 @ 10:58am PDT
Mike Fleming

Al Pacino Imagine MovieBREAKING: In what will be one of the hot packages at the upcoming AFM, Inimitable Pictures and Mister Smith Entertainment are teaming for Imagine. Dan Fogelman will direct his script and Al Pacino, Jeremy Renner and Julianne Moore will star. Denise DiNovi, who teamed with Fogelman on Crazy, Stupid, Love, will produce alongside Jessie Nelson and Nimitt Mankad, and Shivani Rawat exec producing.

Jeremy Renner Imagine MovieThis is the script that Fogelman originally sold for $3 million to Warner Bros with Steve Carell attached. It will instead be funded independently by Inimitable Pictures’ Mankad and Rawat through a film fund backed by Manoj Bhargava, founder of the 5 Hour Energy drink. Principal photography will commence late April/early May 2013.

Julianne Moore Imagine MovieDavid Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment will oversee international licensing and distribution for the film, starting at AFM. WME Global, which made the deal with the agreement with Mister Smith, will handle the domestic deal.

Pacino will play an aging 1970s rock star who is still packing arenas and living a decadent life with a girlfriend way too young for him. On his 64th birthday, he discovers an undelivered letter written to his 19-year-old self from his hero John Lennon. He decides to straighten out, stop making a living off by “selling out” and playing old anthems, and rediscover the music he originally set out to make. He also tries to reconnect with the 40-year-old son he’s never known (Renner). He moves into a small New Jersey hotel and befriends the hotel’s manager (Moore). The rocker’s hope: that despite the rough journey, Lennon’s message that love is all that matters will ring true at the end. Read More »

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EMMYS: Julianne Moore On ‘Game Change’

By | Tuesday June 26, 2012 @ 1:00am PDT

She’s considered one of the finest film actresses of this or any generation. Julianne Moore has garnered four Oscar nominations for such disparate roles in Boogie Nights, The End Of The Affair and in 2002 pulled off the rare feat of two nominations in both leading and supporting categories for Far From Heaven and TheBoardwalk Empire Hours. It seems only a matter of time before she finally nabs the Oscar itself  because Moore is deeply admired by her fellow actors as someone not afraid to take risks and go into dark places. This year she took another risk, not only diving into a TV film, albeit HBO but taking one of the most iconic, polarizing  and most recognizable  political figures of our time,  former vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the movie version of the best-selling book about that 2008 campaign, Game Change. Due to the uncanny portrayal by Moore she has catapulted herself  into the Emmy race. But it wouldn’t be her first. She started in TV soaps in the mid-80’s and won a Daytime Emmy for As The World Turns in 1988. Make no mistake, this year Moore is definitely ready to move up to the Primetime contest. I recently talked to her about the challenge of taking on Palin.

Related: EMMYS: Jay Roach On ‘Game Change’

PERFECTING PALIN: “This was extremely different (playing a real person who is still alive).  I mean, the people that I have played before have been deceased and not very well known.  They were not certainly well known, public figures.  This is somebody who is very, very much present in our lives, even now, so we didn’t even have a grace period of playing, even 10 years. There was no point at which she has faded from public view…So the responsibility to be accurate was really high.  So, the first thing I did was call a vocal coach.  And cleared my schedule of everything else I was doing because we only had two months to prep too. I wanted to devote as much time as I could to doing the research.  The great thing today is that everything is available.  Everything is on YouTube.  Literally everything (Sarah Palin) ever did during the (2008) campaign have been documented.  Because we were working specifically on that time period, those months leading up to the election, between her nomination and the concession speech.  That was what I focused on looking at.  So I looked at all of her appearances, all of the convention speeches, all of the press appearance, all of the debates and, listened to it over and over. Put it on my iPod, worked with my vocal coach and just did it.  My kids made fun of me: I had nothing else on my iPod except for Sarah Palin. [laughter] Literally, I took all the music off so I would never ever be tempted to listen to anything else.”

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Portia Doubleday, Judy Greer Join ‘Carrie’ Remake

By | Thursday June 14, 2012 @ 12:28pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: MGM and Screen Gems have set Portia Doubleday to play bad girl Chris Hargensen and Judy Greer to play the gym teacher Miss Desjardin in the Kim Peirce-directed CarrieRead More »

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MGM Sets Julianne Moore And Gabriella Wilde For ‘Carrie’ Remake

By | Friday May 11, 2012 @ 5:29pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: MGM and Screen Gems has closed a deal with Julianne Moore to play the iconic Margaret White in Carrie, the remake that is being directed by Kimberly Peirce. Now the studio … Read More »

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MGM Offers Julianne Moore Iconic Mom Role In ‘Carrie’ Remake

By | Friday April 27, 2012 @ 1:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Julianne Moore Carrie MovieIt isn’t a big surprise, but MGM has formally offered Julianne Moore the nightmarish religious fanatic mother in the Kimberly Peirce-directed remake of the 1976 film Carrie. Chloe Moretz is already set to play … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: HBO’s ‘Game Change’

By | Tuesday January 31, 2012 @ 9:14pm PST

HBO has released a full-length trailer for director Jay Roach’s Game Change with Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, Ed Harris as John McCain and Woody Harrelson as McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt. Screenplay by Danny Strong, based on the book by John Heilman and Mark Halperin. It debuts March 10th.

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TV TEASER: Julianne Moore As Sarah Palin In HBO Film ‘Game Change’

By | Wednesday December 21, 2011 @ 3:23pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

HBO has released the first teaser for its upcoming film Game Change, which follows John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general … Read More »

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HBO Turning ‘The Kids Are All Right’ Into Series Pilot

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: HBO has made a deal to develop  the Oscar-nominated comedy The Kids Are All Right as an hour-long series. Lisa Cholodenko, who co-wrote and directed the Focus Features release, will write the pilot script. I’m told that it will … Read More »

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Legendary Ups Jon Jashni To President

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Legendary Entertainment chairman and CEO Thomas Tull has promoted Jon Jashni to president, a new post. Jashni, a veteran executive and producer who joined Tull six years ago, will continue to function as chief creative officer and has been a big part of Legendary’s evolution from a co-financier of Warner Bros films to an enterprise that is generating its own films that are released by Warner Bros. Legendary’s rise has been fueled by being partner in such films as The Hangover, Clash of the Titans, the Chris Nolan Batman trilogy and Inception, as well as the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel. Tull’s company is generating its own tent pole films, including the Guillermo del Toro-directed alien-invasion film Pacific Rim that stars Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba, and a reboot of Godzilla. Jashni is a producer on those films as well as the Alex Proyas-directed Paradise Lost that will star Bradley Cooper and Benjamin Walker, and the Sergey Bodrov-directed The Seventh Son, which stars Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes. Read More »

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Nathan Lane, Julianne Moore And Greg Kinnear In ‘The English Teacher’

By | Wednesday September 14, 2011 @ 2:25am PDT
Mike Fleming

Artina Films has set Nathan Lane to join Julianne Moore and Greg Kinnear in The English Teacher, a comedy that marks the feature directing debut of Craig Zisk, whose credits include The Big C, Nurse Jackie and Weeds. The Dan … Read More »

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HBO Reunites ‘Mildred Pierce’ Team For Drama Project That May Star Julianne Moore

By | Monday August 15, 2011 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Mildred Pierce executive producer and director Todd Haynes has re-teamed with the HBO miniseries’ executive producers John Wells and Christine Vachon for another period HBO project … Read More »

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