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Jake Gyllenhaal To Produce & Star In Remake Of Danish Thriller ‘The Guilty’

We’re at the point now that if Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to a project, we’re going to pay attention. After creating de facto masterclasses on acting in films like “Prisoners,” “Nightcrawler,” and recently in this year’s “Wildlife” and “The Sisters Brothers,” the Oscar-nominated actor has earned the benefit of the doubt with any project he tackles. And for his brand-new acting role, Gyllenhaal is tackling some tried and true source material, which means audiences are almost guaranteed something special.

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‘Mandy’ Disqualified From the Oscars, Which Is Heartbreaking for Jóhann Jóhannsson Fans

‘Mandy’ Disqualified From the Oscars, Which Is Heartbreaking for Jóhann Jóhannsson Fans
When the Academy announces the 2019 shortlist for Best Original Score on Monday, December 17, don’t expect to see the late Jóhann Jóhannsson on the list for his exceptional “Mandy” score. The psychedelic horror film, directed by Panos Cosmatos and starring Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough, has been disqualified from all Oscar races, IndieWire has confirmed with a representative for the movie. While “Mandy” was never a top contender, there was a small but passionate campaign pushing Jóhannsson’s original score (IndieWire’s chief film critic Eric Kohn was one of the more vocal supporters).

Variety reported earlier this week “Mandy” was disqualified from the Oscars because “it was released on VOD before it completed its qualifying run.” When asked to elaborate on the disqualification, a representative for the film told IndieWire a “qualifying run” means the film is released for one week in Los Angeles with a minimum of three screenings per day.
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Roger Deakins Won’t Be Working on Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune,’ Greig Fraser to Shoot

Roger Deakins Won’t Be Working on Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune,’ Greig Fraser to Shoot
One of the most highly anticipated upcoming tentpoles officially has a cinematographer attached: Greig Fraser is set to work with Denis Villeneuve on his ambitious “Dune” remake. The “Arrival” director is planning a two-part movie. Variety’s awards editor Kris Tapley broke the news, and IndieWire has confirmed the hiring with Fraser’s representatives.

The “Dune” news is notable since it means Villeneuve won’t be working with longtime collaborator Roger Deakins. Deakins has been a staple of Villeneuve’s American film career, having shot “Prisoners,” “Sicario,” and “Blade Runner 2049.” The cinematographer was Oscar nominated for all his Dp efforts on Villeneuve-directed films, and he won the Oscar for Best Cinematography for his work on “2049.”

Filming “Dune” is Greig Fraser, himself an Oscar nominee for his work on Garth Davis’ directorial debut “Lion.” Fraser’s additional credits include “Mary Magdalene,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Foxcatcher,” and “Zero Dark Thirty,
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Academy Award-Winning Dp Roger Deakins Will Not Team With Denis Villeneuve On ‘Dune’

Denis Villeneuve and Roger Deakins just work well together. The filmmaker and his trusted cinematographer have worked on “Prisoners,” “Sicario,” and “Blade Runner 2049,” creating three of the best-looking films of the last decade, and perhaps three of the best films during that time-frame, period. And now, with Villeneuve prepping what is probably going to be his biggest production yet, “Dune,” which will no doubt feature some of the most eye-popping visuals of his career, he’s going to do it without Deakins.

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Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal shine in Paul Dano’s directorial debut ‘Wildlife’

Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal shine in Paul Dano’s directorial debut ‘Wildlife’
While “A Star is Born” is rightly being hailed as one of the best films of the year and one of the best directorial debuts ever, Bradley Cooper isn’t the only actor making his debut as a director this year. Paul Dano — an actor who has appeared in such acclaimed pictures such as “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), “There Will Be Blood” (2007), “Prisoners” (2013) and “12 Years Slave” (2013) — helmed his first film, “Wildlife,” this year. The IFC Films follows the story of a boy witnessing his parents’ marriage fall apart after his mother falls in love with another man.

Dano and his partner, actress Zoe Kazan adapted Richard Ford‘s novel. This labor of love stars Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal as the parents and newcomer Ed Oxenbould as the boy. Critics praised this trio of talent for carrying the weight and emotional intensity of this intimate film. It merits an impressive score
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35 Things You Didn't Know About Stranger Things

Dan Cooper Nov 20, 2018

Inspirations, special effects, a nod to Jaws and what could have been a near fatal accident, we go behind the scenes on Stranger Things...

This story originally appeared on Den of Geek UK.

If like me, you’re a Stranger Things aficionado, you’re probably kicking your heels and mourning not making the annual round trip to Hawkins, Indiana this autumn, as the show takes a year off before season three releases. Upsetting, I know. While you could "do a Joyce" and spend that time howling in anguish at the walls, cursing the fickle and cruel gods of television, ultimately, that’s an inadvisable approach, as you’ll probably just get a sore throat and blame it on us.

Fear not though, because a crumb of comfort is on the way. The official Stranger Things behind-the-scenes companion has just released, courtesy of Penguin Random House, and it
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John Krasinski on ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel: ‘I’ve Mapped Out an Idea’

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John Krasinski on ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel: ‘I’ve Mapped Out an Idea’
John Krasinski is well on his way to making the sequel to “A Quiet Place.”

“I’m writing it now,” Krasinski told Variety Sunday at the 10th annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards. “I’ve mapped out an idea and hopefully it’s good enough to shoot … Paramount’s been unbelievably supportive and I’m just excited to have a second one and so we’ll see how it goes.”

Krasinski was on hand to present to his sound editors Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn. “Sound was everything to our movie,” Krasinski said. “I couldn’t have made this movie without them. Any sort of attention I get from the movie I owe to them. So I’m happy to be here for them.”

Presented by Los Angeles Confidential magazine and held this year at Exchange La, the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards recognize talent behind the scenes.
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Lff: ‘Mandy’ Review: Dir. Panos Cosmatos (2018)

Mandy review: Nic Cage ramps his crazy up to eleven in this through-back to the horror fantasy films of the eighties. Mandy Review

If you were to take any illicit drug and then step inside the world of the artwork from any heavy metal album circa the 1980’s, then you might be able to envision what it’s like to watch Mandy. Starring Nicolas Cage, Mandy is a hyper surreal genre movie that will have you enthralled from the get go. Cage plays Red, a lumberjack who lives in the mountains with his love Mandy (Andrea Riseborough). The pair live a simple existence, but that is put into jeopardy after Mandy catches the eye of a deranged cult leader. Things don’t end well for Red’s beloved and he sets out on a one man blood-soaked revenge mission.

Everything that you have heard about Mandy is true, it’s brutally psychedelic,
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Ridley Scott to direct TNT sci-fi series

Ridley Scott to direct TNT sci-fi series
Raised By Wolves will be Scott’s first series as a director since the sixties.

Ridley Scott is set to do his first episodic TV directing in nearly 50 years on Raised By Wolves, a serialised sci-fi project that has been given a straight-to-series green light by Us basic cable network TNT.

Aaron Guzikowski, who scripted feature film Prisoners, will serve as showrunner and writer on the series, about two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet where religious differences threaten the growing human colony.

The series will be produced by Scott’s Scott Free Productions in
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Ridley Scott to make TV directorial debut on sci-fi series Raised By Wolves

Ridley Scott is set to make his TV directorial debut on Raised By Wolves, a new sci-fi which has been given a straight-to-series order from TNT and has Aaron Guzikowski attached as writer and showrunner.

Deadline reports that the show will follow “two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.”

“I’m always searching for new frontiers in the sci-fi genre and have found a true original in Raised by Wolves – a wholly distinct and imaginative world, full of characters struggling with existential questions: What makes us human? What constitutes a family? And what if we could start over again and erase the mess we’ve made of our planet? Would we survive? Would we do better?
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Ridley Scott Sci-Fi Series Raised by Wolves Ordered by TNT

Joseph Baxter Oct 8, 2018

TNT is moving forward with series Raised by Wolves, an interplanetary TV series developed by Ridley Scott.

TNT appears to be boosting its lineup of genre television with the help of the legendary Ridley Scott for a TV offering, called Raised by Wolves. The drama-driven Turner cable channel – which announced a creative partnership with Scott last year – has officially given the other-planet-set TV project a straight-to-series order.

Scott won’t be the only notable creative name on the proverbial marquee for Raised by Wolves, since it is primarily the brainchild of Aaron Guzikowski, writer of director Denis Villeneuve’s acclaimed Hugh Jackman/Jake Gyllenhaal crime drama Prisoners, Jason Momoa TV series The Red Road and the recent Rami Malek-starring remake of Papillon. Indeed, Guzikowski will serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner. Scott will serve as an executive producer via his Scott Free shingle alongside David W. Zucker,
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Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised By Wolves’ Lands Series Order At TNT With Scott Set To Direct

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised By Wolves’ Lands Series Order At TNT With Scott Set To Direct
TNT has given a straight-to-series order to Ridley Scott’s Raised By Wolves, a serialized sci-fi series, with Scott set to direct in his TV helming debut, from Scott’s Scott Free Productions, Turner’s Studio T and Madhouse Entertainment. Aaron Guzikowski, the visionary behind the acclaimed film Prisoners, will serve as showrunner as well as a writer.

Raised by Wolves centers upon two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.

Scott, Guzikowski, David W. Zucker (The Man in the High Castle) and Jordan Sheehan (The Terror), and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner (Prisoners) and Robyn Meisinger (Prisoners) serve as executive producers. Scott Free produces in association with Turner’s Studio T and Madhouse Entertainment.
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‘Raised by Wolves’: Ridley Scott to Make TV Directorial Debut With New Sci-Fi Series

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‘Raised by Wolves’: Ridley Scott to Make TV Directorial Debut With New Sci-Fi Series
Ridley Scott is headed to the small screen. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker is set to make his television directorial debut with “Raised by Wolves,” a new sci-fi series that just received a straight-to-series order from TNT. Per a description, the show “centers upon two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.”

“I’m always searching for new frontiers in the sci-fi genre and have found a true original in ‘Raised by Wolves’ — a wholly distinct and imaginative world, full of characters struggling with existential questions: What makes us human? What constitutes a family? And what if we could start over again and erase the mess we’ve made of our planet? Would we survive? Would we do better?
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TNT Orders Ridley Scott-Produced Sci-Fi Drama ‘Raised by Wolves’

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TNT Orders Ridley Scott-Produced Sci-Fi Drama ‘Raised by Wolves’
TNT has given a straight-to-series order to a sci-fi drama project that hails from executive producer Ridley Scott.

Titled “Raised by Wolves,” the series centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.

Aaron Guzikowski will serve as the writer, executive producer, and showrunner on the series. Guzikowski previously wrote the sceenplay for the acclaimed film “Prisoners” and most recently wrote the screenplay for the remake of “Papillon.”

Scott will executive produce via his Scott Free Productions banner along with David W. Zucker and Jordan Sheehan. Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner and Robyn Meisinger will also executive produce.

“Ridley Scott is simply the best there is in the sci-fi genre,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Says Ryan Reynolds Is “A Gentleman In An Era Of Foppish Putzes” In Touching (But Funny) Tribute

When you think of two actors that seem to be on two opposite ends of the acting spectrum, you can’t think of any better examples than Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds. Gyllenhaal may have started with some real head-scratching career choices, but has turned into one of the finest dramatic actors of his generation, with incredible performances in “Nightcrawler,” “Prisoners,” “Brokeback Mountain,” and the upcoming “Wildlife,” just to name several.

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Hugh Jackman to Receive Kirk Douglas Award from Santa Barbara Film Festival

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Hugh Jackman to Receive Kirk Douglas Award from Santa Barbara Film Festival
Hugh Jackman will receive the 2018 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Sbiff organizers announced on Monday. Jackman will receive the award at a special gala in Santa Barbara on Monday, Nov. 19.

Jackman currently stars as U.S. Senator Gary Hart in “The Front Runner,” Jason Reitman’s drama about the politician who went from being the favorite to capture the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination to pulling out of the race when the press discovered he’d been having an affair with a campaign aide, Donna Rice.

The film recently premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and also screened in Toronto, and will be released by Sony on Nov. 6.

Also Read: 'The Front Runner' Film Review: Politics, Sex and Media Collide in Hugh Jackman Drama

The Kirk Douglas Award has been handed out every year since 2006, with previous honorees including Warren Beatty,
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‘A Million Little Pieces’ Review: James Frey’s Scandalous Book Is Now a Dull Tale of Addiction Recovery — Tiff

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‘A Million Little Pieces’ Review: James Frey’s Scandalous Book Is Now a Dull Tale of Addiction Recovery — Tiff
James Frey has a fascinating story. Unfortunately for him, the most fascinating (and factual) part of that story didn’t start until after he published his best-selling, Oprah-endorsed 2003 memoir about his substance addiction and subsequent rehab, “A Million Little Pieces.” Only in January 2006, when an investigative report called “A Million Little Lies” alleged that Frey had fabricated many of the details in his book, did his true legacy begin to take shape.

But while some were quick to call it a scandal and throw the baby out with the bathwater, film people were perhaps a bit more forgiving; we work in a medium that’s dependent upon illusion, and intrinsically encourages storytellers to pursue truth even at the expense of facts. Werner Herzog might argue that, if “A Million Little Pieces” was helpful or inspiring for the addicts who needed it most, then a few embellishments are a small price to pay.
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‘Wildlife’ Official Trailer: Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal Smolder in Paul Dano’s Directorial Debut

IFC Films has released the first official trailer for “Wildife,” and it’s not hard to see why Paul Dano’s feature filmmaking debut is one of the most talked about films of the year. The 33-year-old actor, best known for masterful performances in films such as “There Will Be Blood,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” and “Prisoners,” has evidently learned a lot observing many of cinema’s greatest living auteurs. The family drama premiered to much acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and also screened as the opening night film in La Semaine de la Critique at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Written by Dano and Zoe Kazan, “Wildlife” is adapted from Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. Carey Mulligan stars as Jeanette, a complicated woman living in rural Montana in the 1960s with her husband Joe (Jake Gyllenhaal) and 14-year-old son (newcomer Ed Oxenbould). As forest
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Rebecca Ferguson In Talks For ‘Dune’ With Timothée Chalamet

Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson, known for “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” (2015), this year’s sequel “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (2018), and Tomas Alfredson‘s crime thriller “The Snowman” (2017), is in talks to star in the upcoming remake of “Dune” for Legendary Pictures. French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, who led “Blade Runner 2049” and “Prisoners,” is directing from a script by Eric Roth (“The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button”).

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Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Star Opposite Timothee Chalamet in ‘Dune’ Reboot

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Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Star Opposite Timothee Chalamet in ‘Dune’ Reboot
Rebecca Ferguson is in negotiations to co-star with Timothee Chalamet in Legendary’s “Dune” reboot, sources tell Variety.

Denis Villeneuve, who helmed “Blade Runner 2049” and “Prisoners,” is directing from a script by Eric Roth. Legendary closed a deal with the Frank Herbert estate in 2016 for his iconic novel, granting the studio rights to both film and TV properties.

The projects will be produced by Villeneuve, Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers. Kevin J. Anderson will serve as a creative consultant.

Set in the distant future, “Dune” follows Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over Arrakis is contested among competing noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship with nature,
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