Hot Trailer: Sony’s ‘When The Game Stands Tall’

By | Thursday April 10, 2014 @ 7:53pm PDT

The latest entry into the inspirational sports movie is based on the longest winning streak in sports history — or rather, what happened when it ended. De La Salle High School in Northern California had gone 12 years and 151 games without knowing the agony of defeat. When The Read More »

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Laura Dern Joins Andrew Garfield & Michael Shannon in ‘99 Homes’

By | Tuesday December 10, 2013 @ 5:35pm PST

Laura DernEXCLUSIVE: Laura Dern (Enlightened) has joined the cast of Ramin Bahrani‘s 99 Homes opposite Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon. Garfield plays Dennis Nash, an unemployed contractor whose family is evicted during … Read More »

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Laura Dern Joins Reese Witherspoon In ‘Wild’

By | Friday October 18, 2013 @ 10:06am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Maybe the Oscar nominated actress has a thing for movies with “wild” in the title. Laura Dern was in Wild At Heart back in 1990 and now she’s joining Wild with Reese WitherspoonDern has been added … Read More »

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Laura Dern Joins Indie Drama ‘Strings’

By | Wednesday June 12, 2013 @ 10:29pm PDT

Her HBO series was cancelled in March, but Laura Dern has booked her next gig. The Oscar nominee and three-time Golden Globe winner has signed for the ensemble drama Strings, whose cast includes Maria Bello, … Read More »

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TV Teaser: HBO’s ‘Enlightened’

By | Tuesday December 4, 2012 @ 5:04pm PST

Season 2 of HBO‘s drama Enlightened starring Laura Dern — for which she won the Golden Globe this year — premieres January 13, as does Girls. Here’s the season trailer:

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Harvey Weinstein Buys World Rights To Paul Thomas Anderson’s Untitled Next Film

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EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company has won a quiet but fevered bidding battle for worldwide distribution rights to the untitled next film by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film begins production June 13, with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix so far set to star. Megan Ellison is financing. It is Anderson’s first trip behind the camera since There Will Be Blood.

Hoffman and Phoenix are locked. As for the actresses, I’m told that Anderson is eyeing such women as Madisen Beaty (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) for a role, with Amy Adams, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo‘s Lena Endre and Laura Dern also mentioned as actresses Anderson is interested in. The auction was held at CAA headquarters late last week, with Fox Searchlight also squarely in the mix.

This is the project that Anderson has worked on for a long time, once under the title The Master. He has greatly overhauled the script and now, Hoffman stars as a man who returns after witnessing the horrors of WWII and tries to rediscover who he is in post-war America. He creates a belief system, something that catches on with other lost souls. The film is fully financed by Ellison’s Annapurna banner. At a time when the implosion of the indie film marketplace made pricey auteur films so hard to finance, Ellison has emerged as something of a godsend to the small group of auteurs she is working with. She’s enabled Anderson to make the movie at or near the $35 million budget the film was going to cost back when Universal stepped away. Read More »

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Jonathan Demme To Direct Episodes Of HBO’s New Mike White Series ‘Enlightened’

By | Monday August 9, 2010 @ 1:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: There is a saying that you’ve got to be an Oscar winner to get to direct an HBO pilot these days: look at Martin Scorsese (Boardwalk Empire), Alexander Payne (Hung), Bill Condon (Tilda) and Kathryn Bigelow (The Miraculous Year). Now you may need an Oscar statuette to be an episodic director on the pay cable channel too. The Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme has been tapped to direct two episodes of HBO’s upcoming Mike White/Laura Dern comedy series Enlightened. Read More »

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Timm Sharp In For Mos Def On ‘Enlightened’

By | Monday July 12, 2010 @ 5:44pm PDT
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timm-sharpEXCLUSIVE: In a last-minute recasting, Timm Sharp has joined HBO’s upcoming Mike White/Laura Dern comedy series Enlightened as a regular. The single-camera comedy stars Dern as a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening and decides to live an enlightened life, which … Read More »

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Mos Def To Co-Star On HBO’s ‘Enlightened’

By | Wednesday June 23, 2010 @ 8:47am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

mos-defEXCLUSIVE: Mos Def has joined HBO’s upcoming Mike White/Laura Dern comedy series Enlightened as a regular. The single-camera comedy stars Dern as a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening and decides to live an enlightened life, which creates havoc at home … Read More »

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