Sigourney Weaver Joins Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’

By | Monday October 28, 2013 @ 11:25am PDT

Neill Blomkamp‘s sci-fi Chappie has added Sigourney Weaver as filming gets underway in Johannesburg. The Sony/MRC production written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell follows the preternaturally gifted robot Chappie, … Read More »

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Tony Awards Add Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick, Sigourney Weaver & More

By | Wednesday June 5, 2013 @ 9:20am PDT

The 67th Tony Awards have added more talent to their June 9 telecast. Laura Benanti, Alan Cumming, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sally Field, Barrett Foa, Jake Gyllenhaal, Megan Hilty, Anna Kendrick, Jane Krakowski, Cyndi Lauper, Audra McDonald, Matthew … Read More »

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‘Political Animals’ Debuts To Modest 2.6M

By | Monday July 16, 2012 @ 3:18pm PDT

Political Animals RatingsThe six-miniseries Political Animals starring Sigourney Weaver as the former First Lady who divorces the president and becomes Secretary of State debuted with 2.6 million viewers Sunday night on USA Network. It’s a fairly soft … Read More »

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Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce Return To Stage In Chekhov-Inspired Play

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 12:37pm PDT

The two will play siblings this fall in Christopher Durang’s Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike. In the play, Durang takes characters and themes from Chekhov and places them in present-day Bucks County,Read More »

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TV Teaser: USA’s ‘Political Animals’

By | Thursday May 17, 2012 @ 2:40pm PDT

USA Network showed during its upfront today a first look at its Sigourney Weaver-starring drama Political Animals. The six-episode series from Greg Berlanti, Laurence Mark and Warner Horizon is slated to debut July 15 and air in the Sunday 10 PM slot.

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Hot Trailer: Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Olsen In ‘Red Lights’

Rodrigo Cortes’ follow-up to Buried was picked up by Millennium Entertainment in January after polarizing Sundance. The film stars Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Elizabeth Olsen, Toby Jones and Joely Richardson. The story follows a psychologist and her assistant who study paranormal activity, leading them to … Read More »

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Sigourney Weaver To Star In Greg Berlanti’s USA Network Series ‘Political Animals’

By | Tuesday March 6, 2012 @ 4:30pm PST
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Sigourney Weaver Political AnimalsIn her primetime TV series debut, Sigourney Weaver is set to star in Political Animals, USA Network’s 6-episode drama series from Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark, which premieres this summer. Written by Berlanti, the Washington … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Rampart’

Oren Moverman’s corrupt LA cop drama Rampart stars Woody Harrelson, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Ned Beatty, Ben Foster, Ice Cube, Anne Heche and Cynthia Nixon. Millennium Entertainment plans to launch Best Actor, Director and Screenplay campaigns for Harrelson and Moverman.

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Toronto: Woody Harrelson Enters Oscar Race With Millennium’s $2 Million Deal For Cop Corruption Drama ‘Rampart’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Millennium Entertainment is putting Woody Harrelson into the Best Actor Oscar race this year, closing a $2 million U.S. rights acquisition of Rampart. That is the Oren Moverman-directed police corruption drama that Moverman wrote with L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy. The plan is to open in 20 cities and launch campaigns for Harrelson and for Moverman for Best Director and Screenplay. A deal for Canadian rights is expected to close shortly. Millennium Entertainment CEO Bill Lee made the deal, and Millennium Films’ Mark Gill will be a consultant on this and get to roll up his sleeves and wage an awards-season campaign for Harrelson, who drew raves at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival for his portrayal of a corrupt cop in a drama that also stars Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Ned Beatty, Ben Foster, Ice Cube, Anne Heche and Cynthia Nixon. The 1990s Los Angeles police family drama explores the dark soul and misadventures of an LAPD cop whose past finally catches up with him in a department-wide corruption scandal. Read More »

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2011 Toronto: ‘Shame’ Will Start Dealmaking Flurry, But Buyers Wait To Be Blown Away

Mike Fleming

Last year’s Toronto Film Festival started slow for acquisitions, but finished with a flurry of modest distribution deals that served notice the specialty film business had finally pulled out of its nosedive. This year’s festival hasn’t started and … Read More »

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‘September Issue’ Helmer Moves To ‘Maynard & Jennica’

Mike Fleming

RJ Cutler, director of the Anna Wintour documentary The September Issue, has optioned the rights to Rudolph Delson’s 2007 novel Maynard & Jennica, which he will adapt to direct as a feature. Maynard & Jennica is romantic comedy about a Gotham-based … Read More »

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Sigourney Weaver & Matt Letscher In HBO Pilot ‘Spring/Fall’, 3 Join Cinemax Series

By | Tuesday May 17, 2011 @ 4:22am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Letscher is set to co-star and Sigourney Weaver to guest star in HBO’s comedy pilot Spring/Fall, starring Tea Leoni and Hope Davis and directed by Jake Kasdan. Set in New York City against the backdrop of the fashion world, the project centers on the dysfunctional partnership between Margo (Leoni) and Eden (Davis), two women with different approaches to career, family and friendship. Letscher will play Margo’s ex-husband. In a rare series appearance, Weaver will play a meticulously dressed, authoritative fashion editor. Also cast in the pilot are Jason Antoon as Eden’s current best friend; Marin Hinkle as Eden’s sister; and Jessica Hecht as Margo’s best friend, a successful management consultant. Read More »

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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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Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver Board ‘The Cold Light Of Day’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver are in talks to board The Cold Light of Day, the thriller that Summit Entertainment and Intrepid Pictures are co-financing. Shooting begins September 6 in Spain. Mabrouk El Mekchri (JCVD) is directing and Henry Cavill plays a young American whose family is kidnapped on vacation in Spain. He’s got hours to find them, and unravels a government conspiracy. Willis is near a deal to play his father, who has secrets of his own. Weaver is in talks to play the villainess, a role that was originally written for a male actor. Read More »

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Comic-Con #14: The ‘Paul’ Panel

Luke Y Thompson is covering the Con for Deadline:

PAUL is a road-trip comedy written by (and starring) Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, who are treated like absolute royalty by fans here. (Proof that what plays well at Comic-Con doesn’t always make it huge elsewhere; see also: “Filion, Nathan”). But PAUL is a perfect Comic-Con movie, because it actually begins at Comic-Con, as our lead duo take a road trip from San Diego to Area 51, where they pick up an escaping alien called Paul. Read More »

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Comic-Con 2010 Preview: Saturday, July 24


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SATURDAY, JULY 24

THE DAY YOUR FEET GET REALLY SORE

Luke Y Thompson covers Hollywood events at the Con for Deadline:

10:00-11:00 AM: Mad about MAD! I used to love Mad Magazine, but in the years since it started accepting advertising, … Read More »

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