Hot Trailer: ‘Some Velvet Morning’

By | Tuesday November 12, 2013 @ 7:30pm PST

Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve star in the relationship drama written and directed by Neil LaBute. Some Velvet Morning centers on Fred (Tucci), who arrives at the doorstep of his mistress Velvet (Eve) after four years apart. He claims he finally left his wife, but she rejects … Read More »

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Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, Cedric The Entertainer Join Jason Statham’s ‘Heat’

By | Thursday April 11, 2013 @ 11:19am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Statham stars in the action thriller based on William Goldman’s novel, previously made into a 1986 film starring Burt Reynolds. … Read More »

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Sundance Channel Developing Dramas Produced By Robert Redford, Sarah Condon, Steve Buscemi, Ira Glass & Bob Cooper

By | Wednesday November 7, 2012 @ 9:22am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Sundance Channel has unveiled its 2013-2014 original scripted development slate, which includes five drama projects: Valentines from producer Robert Redford and writer Olaf Olafsson, Behind The Sun from producers Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci and writer Dylan Gary, The Descendants (no relation to the 2011 movie) from producer Sarah Condon and writer Aaron Guzikowski, T from producer Ira Glass and writers Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein, and Death In The Modern Age from producers Bob Cooper, JJ Jamieson and Michael Fuchs and writers Josh Shaffer & Eli Kooris.

Sundance Channel’s first wholly owned scripted drama, Rectify, is slated to premiere next year. The channel’s scripted efforts to date have been in the limited series/mini-series area through co-productions and acquisitions. They include miniseries Carlos, Appropriate Adult and the upcoming Restless. Here are details about the projects on Sundance’s drama development slate: Read More »

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Geoffrey Fletcher Scripts ‘Attica,’ Stanley Tucci To Play Blind Sportswriter, And Stan Lee Hatches Green Superhero

By | Tuesday May 29, 2012 @ 1:36pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Two Lefts Don’t Make A Right Productions’ Elliot Abbott and S2BN Entertainment’s Michael Cohl are working on a trio of films.

* Oscar-winning Precious scribe Geoffrey Fletcher is scripting Attica, with Doug Liman attached to direct a look at the 1971 Attica state prison riot, the bloodiest prison uprising in U.S. … Read More »

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Toby Jones In ‘The Hunger Games’

By | Tuesday May 24, 2011 @ 6:49am PDT
Mike Fleming

Toby Jones has joined The Hunger Games, playing the host/narrator of the games alongside Stanley Tucci. The Lionsgate film is just about cast up. It’s set for a March 23, 2012 release. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth star. … Read More »

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Stanley Tucci Joins ‘The Hunger Games’

By | Monday May 9, 2011 @ 10:39am PDT
Mike Fleming

Stanley Tucci will play Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games for Lionsgate. Flickerman is the TV host of the deadly Hunger Games, who interviews all of the 24 tributes from the 12 districts and creates drama and sympathy for … Read More »

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Anonymous Content Lands Management Trio To Bolster Talent Roster

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Management/production company Anonymous Content is about to make a major play in the talent game. I’m hearing that Doug Wald is leaving his partnership at Raw Talent, Sandra Chang is leaving as partner at Industry Entertainment, and Tony Lipp is leaving CAA. The trio will lead Anonymous Content’s talent division and create a major infusion of acting clients. It is all taking shape today.

Lipp announced internally on Tuesday that he would leave CAA to be a manager. Wald and Chang dropped the bombshells this morning at their respective management companies. Anonymous has a modest talent business that included four managers and clients like Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Katie Cassidy, Omar Epps and Adrianne Palicki (just cast as Wonder Woman). The newcomers will greatly expand that list, and a lot of it is emerging talent. Among the actors already set to join: Sam Worthington, Paul Dano, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Anna Faris, Max Minghella, Jack Quaid, Patrick Wilson, Justin Chambers, Jessica Walter, Jaime King, Matt Bomer, John Cleese, Blythe Danner, Jonathan Groff, Mamie Gummer, Nathan Lane, Simon Russell Beale and Stanley Tucci. Read More »

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Sundance: ‘Margin Call’ To Roadside Attractions And Lionsgate

Mike Fleming

The JC Chandor-directed drama Margin Call sold to Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate after an all night bargaining session. The film stars Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell and Stanley Tucci. That cast … Read More »

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Gotham Awards Hosted By Stanley Tucci And Patricia Clarkson

Mike Fleming

Still waiting for the Academy to decide on an Oscar host, but the Gotham Awards have found two hosts for its upcoming fete. Independent film fixtures Stanley Tucci and Patricia … Read More »

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‘Margin Call’ Director J.C. Chandor Snags Big Warner Bros Writing Gig From DiCaprio

Mike Fleming

TORONTO: JC Chandor, who just wrapped writing and directing the indie financial crisis thriller Margin Call, has made a two-picture writing deal at Warner Bros. His first project: Portofino, an international thriller for Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way that is a potential vehicle for the star. Meanwhile, Margin Call is creating buzz in Toronto … Read More »

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NBC Develops ‘Precinct’ With Lionsgate & Producers Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci

By | Monday August 23, 2010 @ 12:28pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Lionsgate TV is making a return to broadcast TV ‘s primetime this fall with the new Fox comedy series Running Wilde, which it took over at the pilot stage. Now the company is staying active in network development with another broadcast project, 87th Precinct, which has received a script order … Read More »

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And In Other Hollywood Film Deals…

Mike Fleming

A roundup of what else happened today on the deal front: HBO and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are determined to show the versatility of Paul Giamatti. He played American patriot John Adams in the miniseries that won 13 Emmys for Playtone and HBO. Now, they’ve got him playing Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev in K Blows Top, an adaption of the Peter Carlson book that is being scripted as a telepic by Paul Bernbaum. Project was brought Read More »

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Jeremy Irons Answers The ‘Margin Call’

Mike Fleming

jeremy-irons-20080715-436952Jeremy Irons is the final piece of an impressive cast for Margin Call, the indie film by director JC Chandor that is shooting in New York City. Irons is the chief executive of a financial firm in a 24-hour period during … Read More »

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