Hot Trailer: Philip Seymour Hoffman In ‘A Most Wanted Man’

By | Saturday April 12, 2014 @ 9:31am PDT

“It takes a minnow to catch a barracuda, a barracuda to catch a shark,” German intelligence agent Gunther Bachmann says. He’s using a young lawyer for a human rights group who is harboring a mysterious client as bait to trap an Islamist terrorist with Chechen connections who has made his … Read More »

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WME Signs Rachel McAdams

By | Tuesday February 4, 2014 @ 8:30am PST
Mike Fleming

Rachel McAdamsEXCLUSIVE: Rachel McAdams has signed with WME. The actress comes into the agency fold after starring most recently in the untitled Cameron Crowe film with Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper and Bill Murray, and after starring in the Anton … Read More »

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AFM: Rachel McAdams In Talks To Join Keanu Reeves In Space Pic ‘Passengers’

By | Friday October 25, 2013 @ 1:08pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Rachel McAdams is in talks to join Keanu Reeves in Passengers, the science fiction film that The Weinstein Company bought in one of the biggest deals of the last Cannes. The film, scripted by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts and to be directed early next year by Game Of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire helmer Brian Kirk, was sold with Reese Witherspoon as the female lead. Because they will shoot the movie in Germany, she was unable to work out the schedule, and that opened the door for McAdams, whose deal is in the process of being negotiated right now.

Related: Weinstein Co Acquires Sci-Fi Pic ‘Passengers’ In Splashy Deal

What a fortuitous time it is for this film, prepping for production in the wake of the grosses of the Alfonso Cuaron-directed Gravity. Like that film, this is set in space, and it is primarily the interaction between two lead characters. The plot: A spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger (Reeves) is awakened 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger (McAdams), marking the beginning of what becomes a unique love story. I read the script back when buyers were bidding on it, and it was east to see why the bidding got heated among three distributors. TWC won it, committing to a multimillion-dollar minimum guarantee and a P&A commitment in the $25 million range, and at the time they were looking at a 2014 wide release late next year. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Universal’s ‘About Time’

By | Tuesday May 14, 2013 @ 10:21am PDT

About Time stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander and Margot Robbie and was written and directed by Love Actually‘s Richard Curtis. The Universal/Working Title pic centers on a young man (Gleeson) who learns he can travel through time. But as he finds … Read More »

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EXCLUSIVE: Rachel McAdams Fires UTA

By | Friday April 19, 2013 @ 6:52pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE… UPDATE: Rachel McAdams and her Magnolia Entertainment manager Shelley Browning today fired UTA after a seven-year stint together. Browning met with Tracey Jacobs and other members of Rachel McAdams’ agency team this afternoon. Howard Fishman remains her attorney. … Read More »

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Rachel McAdams In Talks To Join Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone In Cameron Crowe Film

Mike Fleming

Rachel McAdamsEXCLUSIVE: What a cast Cameron Crowe and producer Scott Rudin have cooked up for the film they are prepping at Sony Pictures. Rachel McAdams is in talks to star with Bradley Cooper and … Read More »

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Universal Moves Richard Curtis Pic ‘About Time’ To Fall Slot

By | Thursday January 31, 2013 @ 4:11pm PST
Mike Fleming

Universal Pictures has moved Richard Curtis‘s new film About Time from its May 10 slot to a limited engagement on November 1 and a nationwide release November 8. The film, labeled a comedy about love and time travel, … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Brian De Palma’s ‘Passion’

By | Thursday August 23, 2012 @ 1:56pm PDT

The Toronto International Film Festival today posted this trailer for Brian De Palma’s new thriller starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. De Palma wrote the screenplay based on the 2011 French movie Love Crime directed by Alain Corneau. The movie is screening this month at the … Read More »

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Brian De Palma Has ‘Passion’ For Rachel McAdams And Noomi Rapace

By | Thursday December 15, 2011 @ 11:23am PST

Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace are set to star in Brian De Palma’s remake of Alain Corneau’s 2010 thriller Crime D’Amour. The De Palma version will be titled Passion and … Read More »

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Warner Bros Ready For ‘Sherlock Holmes 3′

By | Sunday October 23, 2011 @ 12:14pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has set Drew Pearce to write Sherlock Holmes 3, continuing the Guy Ritchie-directed series that stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. The deal will soon be sealed with Pearce, who is currently writing Iron Man 3,Read More »

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Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight In Paris’ To Open Cannes Fest

Mike Fleming

Midnight in Paris, the new film by Woody Allen will open the Festival de Cannes on May 11th in the Lumière theatre, in the presence of the Jury presided by Robert De Niro.

The romcom, which was shot last year in the French capital, brings together a broad international

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And In Other Film Deals…

Mike Fleming

Director Rodrigo Cortes has found his followup to Buried, attaching Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver to star in the psychological thriller Red Lights. Cortes wrote the script. I saw Buried at its premiere screening and thought Ryan Reynolds and Cortes pulled off quite a feat, but the film unfortunately seems … Read More »

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‘Lumières, Caméra, Action… Merde’

This morning’s Daily Mail carries an amusing story about Carla Bruni, First Lady of France, flubbing her cameo in Woody Allen’s latest 35 times. Bruni, a top model before she married President Sarkozy, committed that most basic acting … Read More »

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Screen Gems Makes ‘Vow’ With Spyglass

By | Wednesday July 21, 2010 @ 9:28am PDT
Mike Fleming

rachel mcadamschanning_tatumEXCLUSIVE: Screen Gems will co-finance with Spyglass and distribute The Vow, the Michael Sucsy-directed film that will star Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. The film is based on a true … Read More »

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