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Seth Rogen to play Walter Cronkite in Newsflash

Deadline is reporting that Seth Rogen has signed on to play legendary American newsman Walter Cronkite in Newsflash, the next project for director David Gordon Green (Stronger), which has been scripted by Ben Jacoby (The First Omen).

According to the site, the movie takes place on November 22nd, 1963, the day of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and revolves around CBS newsman Cronkite, his producer Don Hewitt, their boss Jim Aubrey, and Dan Rather, a young reporter who happened to be in Texas at the time of the assassination. The story will play out in real time as Cronkite and his team attempt to filter all the unverified information and swirling rumors and find the truth that was conveyed to American public on the fateful day.

Although Rogen and Green are the only names attached to the project at present, the report goes on to state that the filmmakers
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Culture Dump #20: 5 Actors who Really want to win an Oscar!

The 90th Academy Awards is just a few months away – and you can tell. The industry has stepped up its game by firing out its best and brightest titles in the hopes of bagging gold – but who’ll come out on top? While Oscar predictions can often be hit and miss, some stars wear their intentions very much on their sleeve when it comes to Academy approval. People like…

Joaquin Phoenix

When actors pick roles the old saying goes: one for them, one for you. Unless you’re Joaquin Phoenix. The Gladiator star seems to have dedicated his entire career to fully immersing himself in characters most likely to land him on the Best Actor shortlist. While he may have only been nominated thrice (Gladiator in 2001, Walk The Line in 2006 and The Master in 2013), you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s happened more, having starred in look-at-me awards fodder Her,
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Stronger Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD December 19th

Based on the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (2005, Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain) and Primetime Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany (2016, Outstanding Actress in a TV Series – Drama, “Orphan Black”) star in Stronger, arriving on Digital December 5 and Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and On Demand December 19 from Lionsgate. Hailed as “one of the best films of the year” (National Review) and Rotten Tomatoes™ Certified Fresh™, Stronger is a deeply personal account of the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. Also starring Oscar® nominee Miranda Richardson (1994, Best Actress, Tom & Viv) and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), the film chronicles the heroic story of Jeff Bauman, the man who became a symbol of hope and determination for a wounded city.

Inspired by the true story, Stronger stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, a working-class Bostonian who was at the 2013 marathon when
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Bold Films Laying Off Half of Its Employees (Exclusive)

Bold Films Laying Off Half of Its Employees (Exclusive)
Following a handful of box office disappointments, Bold Films will be laying off roughly half of its 14 employees.

The layoffs began this past Friday and are the result of underwhelming box office grosses, including the Jake Gyllenhaal film “Stronger.” Sources also say that production on Brady Corbet’s “Vox Lux” has been delayed. Natalie Portman had been attached to star in the drama about the life of a pop star, but her involvement is now in question. It’s unclear if her schedule will be free when shooting on the film begins.

Among those let go are Lisa Zambri, Svp of production and development. However, her counterpart, Jon Oakes, will remain on in the same position. Bold positioned the cuts as necessary moves to cut down on overhead. The company will also cut down on the number of films it produces.

Bold Films has bet on auteur-driven projects, producing the likes of “Nightcrawler” and “Whiplash,” while inking
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SAG Nominations: 16 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

SAG Nominations: 16 Biggest Snubs and Surprises
This year’s Oscar race is still as undecided as a swing state voter. On Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild nominations failed to offer much clarity. Fox Searchlight’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” led with four nominations, more than any other film. However, other sure bets — such as “Shape of Water,” “Dunkirk,” and “The Post” — were left out of the best SAG ensemble category, usually a predicator of things to come at the Academy Awards.

On the TV side, the SAG Awards has a spotty track record when it comes to recognizing new shows. Last year, the group embraced “Stranger Things” (and did so again). This year, it also bestowed plenty of love to “Glow” and “Ozark,” two of the buzziest shows from Netflix. But in doing so, it snubbed critically acclaimed new offerings like Amazon’s “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” as well as Showtime’s “Smilf” — both of which picked up multiple Golden Globe nominations.

The
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SAG Awards Film Predictions 2018: Laying Oscar Odds for ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘The Post,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name’

SAG Awards Film Predictions 2018: Laying Oscar Odds for ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘The Post,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name’
Many awards shows are important to the Oscars; they act as divining rods, pointing toward the films in toppling screener piles that most deserve voters’ attentions. However, tomorrow’s announcement of the Screen Actors Award nominees stands alone. Like the other Hollywood guilds, SAG voters actually overlap with the Academy — and no guild is more predictive of the actual race.

SAG TV and film nominating committees attend screenings in eight national markets. When it comes to the final vote, all national SAG/AFTRA members weigh in via online screenings and voting. (Last year’s voters numbered 121,000.) This year’s blissfully brief two-hour SAG Awards will air live January 21, right before Oscar nominations are announced on January 23.

While being slightly more mainstream, SAG Awards voters tend to align with the Academy actors branch and adds momentum to certain races. The SAG Ensemble award often presages the eventual Oscar Best Picture winner: Last year,
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SAG Awards Film Predictions 2018: Laying Oscar Odds for ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘The Post,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name’

SAG Awards Film Predictions 2018: Laying Oscar Odds for ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘The Post,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name’
Many awards shows are important to the Oscars; they act as divining rods, pointing toward the films in toppling screener piles that most deserve voters’ attentions. However, tomorrow’s announcement of the Screen Actors Award nominees stands alone. Like the other Hollywood guilds, SAG voters actually overlap with the Academy — and no guild is more predictive of the actual race.

SAG TV and film nominating committees attend screenings in eight national markets. When it comes to the final vote, all national SAG/AFTRA members weigh in via online screenings and voting. (Last year’s voters numbered 121,000.) This year’s blissfully brief two-hour SAG Awards will air live January 21, right before Oscar nominations are announced on January 23.

While being slightly more mainstream, SAG Awards voters tend to align with the Academy actors branch and adds momentum to certain races. The SAG Ensemble award often presages the eventual Oscar Best Picture winner: Last year,
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Movie News: Seth Rogen to Star as Walter Cronkite in 'Newsflash'; Young Director Chosen for 'Creed 2'

Newsflash: Seth Rogen (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, above) will portray famed CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite in Newsflash. Based on a script by Ben Jacoby, the film will dramatize events on November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, from the perspective of a television newsroom. David Gordon Green (Stronger) will direct. Other key real-life characters to be cast include Cronkite's producer Don Hewitt, reporter Dan Rather and their boss Jim Aubrey. [Deadline]   Creed 2: Back in October, Sylvester Stallone indicated he was "looking forward to producing and directing" the sequel to boxing drama Creed (above), with Michael B. Jordan returning to star in the titular role. Now, however, Jordan and Stallone have selected Steven...

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Movie News: Seth Rogen to Star as Walter Cronkite in 'Newsflash'

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Newsflash: Seth Rogen (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, above) will portray famed CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite in Newsflash. Based on a script by Ben Jacoby, the film will dramatize events on November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, from the perspective of a television newsroom. David Gordon Green (Stronger) will direct. Other key real-life characters to be cast include Cronkite's producer Don Hewitt, reporter Dan Rather and their boss Jim Aubrey. [Deadline]...

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Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in David Gordon Green Drama 'Newsflash'

Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in David Gordon Green Drama 'Newsflash'
Seth Rogen is set to portray CBS news legend Walter Cronkite in Newsflash, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Stronger's David Gordon Green is directing the drama, featuring a script by Ben Jacoby. The film recounts the events of Nov. 22, 1963, as television news stations raced to report the facts of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Texas. Cronkite's producer Don Hewitt, boss Jim Aubrey and young coworker Dan Rather are also characters in the movie.

Greg Silverman, the former Warner Bros. Ww production head who recently launched Stampede Ventures, is producing with Adam Kolbrenner. Production is set to begin next...
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All the Big Sick in the World Whilst Crying Over Globe Snubs

by Nathaniel R (and friends)

Tomorrow we'll have some group commentary fun with the Globe nominations but tonight let's cry ourselves to sleep about the things we won't see celebrated on Globe night. There's still time to say a prayer to your Higher Movie Powers that they won't be as seriously stiffed with SAG or Oscar. So today I asked friends of The Film Experience and team members to tell us about the exclusion that most upset them. Since no one said Jake Gyllenhaal in Stronger (my choice) I'm giving him the lead photo treatment here because he is amazing in that movie -- so vulnerable and lived-in and present and messy. He's one of our best working actors, despite his completely inexcusable lack of awards show love over the years.

In addition to collective snub tears, I've also corralled theories as to what happened with All the Money in the World
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Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Drama ‘Newsflash’

Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Drama ‘Newsflash’
Seth Rogen will play legendary anchor Walter Cronkite in the upcoming film “Newsflash,” centered on CBS’ coverage of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

David Gordon Green is directing the drama from Ben Jacoby’s script. Former Warner Bros. production president Greg Silverman is producing through his Stampede Ventures, along with Adam Kolbrenner of Madhouse Entertainment.

Cronkite, who began working as a radio announcer in 1935, had been named the anchor of CBS’ nightly newscast in 1962. The pic will also feature include Cronkite, newsman Dan Rather, producer Don Hewitt, and CBS network president James Aubrey.

The network broke into its broadcast of “As the World Turns” for Cronkite to announce that Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. CBS returned to the soap opera, then interrupted it again with Cronkite’s announcement of Kennedy’s death: “From Dallas, Texas, the flash, apparently official: President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time. 2 o’clock Eastern Standard Time,
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Seth Rogen To Play Walter Cronkite In David Gordon Green’s ‘Newsflash’

Seth Rogen To Play Walter Cronkite In David Gordon Green’s ‘Newsflash’
You can’t pin down David Gordon Green, who loves to zig and zag between pictures. This year, he released the Boston marathon bombing pic “Stronger,” and he’s following it next year with the “Halloween” rebootquel. True to form, the filmmaker is pivoting yet again, with another project that finds him turning in a different direction.

Deadline reports that Green will direct “Newsflash,” but perhaps the most remarkable thing about the movie is that it will star Seth Rogen as legendary news anchor Walter Cronkite.
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Seth Rogen To Play Walter Cronkite In ‘Newsflash;’ David Gordon Green-Helmed Pic On CBS JFK Assassination Coverage

Seth Rogen To Play Walter Cronkite In ‘Newsflash;’ David Gordon Green-Helmed Pic On CBS JFK Assassination Coverage
Exclusive: Seth Rogen is attached to play iconic CBS newsman Walter Cronkite in Newsflash, a Ben Jacoby-scripted drama that Stronger director David Gordon Green will direct next year. The film takes place on November 22, 1963, the day President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Texas. It was that day that television network news came of age, and Cronkite became the most trusted TV newsman voice of America, even if he wasn’t first to announce the president had died (NBC…
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Golden Globes Nominations: 21 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

Golden Globes Nominations: 21 Biggest Snubs and Surprises
On Monday morning, the Golden Globes reinforced the notion that Hollywood is still a boy’s club. The organization, made up of about 90 foreign journalists, seemed to go out on a limb not to nominate a single woman for best director. Not Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”). Not Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman”). Not Dee Rees (“Mudbound”).

Although 2017 has been called the year of the woman, the Globes managed to overlook two of the biggest female-led hits of the year: “Beauty and the Beast,” the most successful movie of 2017 so far, was snubbed in the musical/comedy category, and “Wonder Woman” was shut out for any awards. Other surprises: Jordan Peele didn’t get a nomination for writing or directing “Get Out,” although his movie did receive two nominations (for best picture and actor).

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” a love story between a lonely woman and a monster, led all movies with seven nominations.
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Golden Globes 2018 Film Surprises and Snubs: ‘The Greatest Showman’ Lands 3, But ‘The Big Sick’ Is Shut Out

Golden Globes 2018 Film Surprises and Snubs: ‘The Greatest Showman’ Lands 3, But ‘The Big Sick’ Is Shut Out
Fox Searchlight had a lovely Golden Globes nominations morning, notching 15 nominations as Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” continued its Critics Choice surge with seven nominations, followed by Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with six. The other expected drama nominations were Fox’s Steven Spielberg journalism valentine “The Post” (six), Sony Pictures Classics gay love story “Call Me By Your Name” (three), and Warner Bros.Christopher Nolan war movie “Dunkirk” (three).

Finally, Working Title/Focus Features’ other World War II drama, “Darkest Hour,” seems to be strictly a Gary Oldman Drama Actor play, while Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” landed nods for Daniel Day-Lewis and Johnny Greenwood for Score. Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” (A24) posted strong results on the Comedy side (four), but no director nod. In fact, the Globes gave all five director slots to men.

The typically idiosyncratic — and senior — Hollywood
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Golden Globes 2018 Film Surprises and Snubs: ‘The Greatest Showman’ Lands 3, But ‘The Big Sick’ Is Shut Out

Golden Globes 2018 Film Surprises and Snubs: ‘The Greatest Showman’ Lands 3, But ‘The Big Sick’ Is Shut Out
Fox Searchlight had a lovely Golden Globes nominations morning, notching 15 nominations as Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” continued its Critics Choice surge with seven nominations, followed by Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with six. The other expected drama nominations were Fox’s Steven Spielberg journalism valentine “The Post” (six), Sony Pictures Classics gay love story “Call Me By Your Name” (three), and Warner Bros.Christopher Nolan war movie “Dunkirk” (three).

Finally, Working Title/Focus Features’ other World War II drama, “Darkest Hour,” seems to be strictly a Gary Oldman Drama Actor play, while Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” landed nods for Daniel Day-Lewis and Johnny Greenwood for Score. Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” (A24) posted strong results on the Comedy side (four), but no director nod. In fact, the Globes gave all five director slots to men.

The typically idiosyncratic — and senior — Hollywood
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Oscar Fortunes Appear to Rise and Fall, but It’s Just the Golden Globes

Oscar Fortunes Appear to Rise and Fall, but It’s Just the Golden Globes
Nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards are in as the 2017-2018 film awards season adds yet another notch to its belt. There were snubs, there were surprises, but nothing about Monday morning’s announcement would appear to have significantly altered the course of the circuit. Then again, nothing ever really does; these are just the opinions of a few dozen international journalists who happen to have their own highly rated, liquored-up, televised awards ceremony. Let’s dive in and take a look at what all of it actually means …

Star power

The HFPA has long been noted for its love affair with the stars. This year the group found ways to ensure that people like Angelina Jolie (“First They Killed My Father”), Steve Carell (“Battle of the Sexes”), Tom Hanks (“The Post”), Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”), Hugh Jackman (“The Greatest Showman”), Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”), and even Mariah Carey and Nick Jonas (songs
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Golden Globe Nominations 2017

by Nathaniel R

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has reached its diamond anniversary. Alfre Woodard and Sharon Stone announced the nominations. Here are the Globe nominations in all their glory and folly (it's always a combo of the two with any awards body... though people tend to be harsher on the Globes in this perception matter). The biggest surprise was the big love for Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World (which no other awards group had screened to date) but the Golden Globes do like to be first as is always evident in their TV nominations which are generally quite favorable to new series (note the love for The Handmaid's Tale, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, and more). As is also their habit they embraced a musical for their comedy/musical category giving a Best Picture nomination to The Greatest Showman

Among the saddest snubs (discussed in fuller
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Second Opinion – Stronger (2017)

Stronger, 2017.

Directed by David Gordon Green.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr, Nate Richman, Lenny Clarke, Carlos Sanz, and Clancy Brown.

Synopsis:

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

On 15th April 2013 two bombs were detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Stronger focuses on the story of Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal) who underwent a double above the knee amputation after being caught in the blast.

Stronger is not an easy film to watch. From the off the tension builds to almost unbearable levels as Jeff heads to the finish line and it’s an agonising eternity before the bomb goes off. A standout scene is when Jeff is having his bandages removed for the first time.
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