Hot UK Trailer: ‘Frank’

By | Tuesday March 11, 2014 @ 1:42pm PDT

This is the movie that features Michael Fassbender wearing an enormous head throughout. The 12 Years A Slave Oscar nominee plays the title character in Frank, the mysterious and enigmatic lead singer in a band of eccentrics. Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy and Carla Azar also star. … Read More »

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Maggie Gyllenhaal To Make Broadway Debut In Tom Stoppard Revival ‘The Real Thing’

By | Tuesday February 11, 2014 @ 9:36am PST

Maggie Gyllenhaal BroadwayOscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is set to make her Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, opposite Ewan McGregor, who is also taking his first trip to the Great White Way. The Tony-winning … Read More »

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Maggie Gyllenhaal To Topline Sundance Channel Miniseries ‘Honourable Woman’

Nellie Andreeva

Sundance Channel has picked up The Honourable Woman, a miniseries to star Maggie Gyllenhaal. The eight-part mini, originally commissioned by U.K.’s BBC Two last year, will be done as a co-production with BBC Worldwide, North America. Written and directed by BAFTA winner Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line),  Honourable Woman is described as a fast-paced, labyrinthine thriller set against an international political backdrop that carries Blick’s distinctive rhythmic style and vision. It centers on Nessa Stein’s (Gyllenhaal) whose father was a Zionist arms procurer, and as children, she and her brother witness his assassination. As an adult, inheriting her father’s company, she dramatically inverts its purpose from supplying arms to laying high-spec data cabling networks between Israel and the West Bank. Her sudden appointment to the House of Lords, apparently due to her tireless promotion of projects for reconciliation between the Israelis and Palestinians, creates an international political maelstrom.

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Roland Emmerich’s ‘White House Down’ Adds Jason Clarke To Cast

By | Thursday August 2, 2012 @ 9:03pm PDT

Sony Pictures’ White House Down has added Jason Clarke to its cast. The actor will play Stenz, the leader of the mercenaries who break into the Executive Mansion in the Roland Emmerich-directed thriller. Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in White House Down, as does Channing Tatum. The Magic Mike star plays the Secret Service agent who tries to stop the mercenaries’ takeover. Jamie Foxx plays the President. Sony bought the James Vanderbilt spec script for $3 million earlier this year. Read More »

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins ‘White House Down’

By | Thursday June 7, 2012 @ 12:07pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Sony Pictures is moving quickly on White House Down, the James Vanderbilt-scripted thriller that Roland Emmerich will direct. Channing Tatum was set as the Secret Service agent who tries to thwart a White House takeover, and Jamie Foxx is Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy in ‘Hysteria’

By | Saturday April 14, 2012 @ 5:24pm PDT

Sony Pictures Classics posted a new trailer for Hysteria, a period comedy directed by Tanya Wexler about the discovery/creation of the vibrator. It stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Felicity Jones, Jonathan Pryce and Rupert Everett. It’s currently slated to open May 18.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bruce Norris, Rhys Ifans & Greta Gerwig In Talks For ‘Corrections’

By | Friday January 20, 2012 @ 2:03pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bruce Norris, Greta Gerwig and Rhys Ifans are in negotiations to join HBO’s drama pilot The Corrections. In the Noah Baumbach/Scott Rudin project, the four would join previously cast Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest and Ewan McGregor. Based on … Read More »

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WME Signs Maggie Gyllenhaal

By | Thursday December 8, 2011 @ 10:30am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WME has just signed Maggie Gyllenhaal, who got a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Crazy Heart. She had been repped by CAA, and continues to be repped by her longtime manager Courtney Kivowitz at The Schiff Co. Gyllenhaal next … Read More »

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TOLDJA! Sony Pictures Classics Deal For ‘Hysteria’ Climaxes

Mike Fleming

Deadline revealed September 30 that Sony Pictures Classics would acquire Hysteria, the film that covers the accidental discovery of the vibrator. SPC has just issued this official announcement of the deal:

NEW YORK (November 10, 2011) – Sony Pictures

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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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Oscar Isaac Is ‘Bourne’ Again In Robert Ludlum Thriller Spinoff

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Not long ago, newcomer Oscar Isaac tested for Tony Gilroy and the lead role in Universal’s The Bourne Legacy and made such a strong impression that the director seriously considered giving the actor the lead role that went to … Read More »

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Holly Hunter Lands ‘Still I Rise,’ In Talks For ‘Romeo And Juliet’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Holly Hunter has signed a deal to star in Still I Rise, joining Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal in the Daniel Barnz-directed drama about the campaign by a teacher and mother to transform a quality … Read More »

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Maggie Gyllenhaal And Viola Davis Lead Walden’s ‘Still I Rise’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Walden Media has has set a May 23 start in Pittsburgh on Still I Rise, the working title of a drama that will star Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis. Daniel Barnz, who most recently directed Beastly, will helm the … Read More »

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