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‘Moonfall’ Among Films Acquired by KKR-Fred Kogel’s New Company

Roland Emmerich’s action-packed disaster movie “Moonfall” has been acquired by the joint venture between KKR and Fred Kogel. The unnamed new company, which will emerge from Tele München Group (Tmg), Universum Film, I&U TV and Wiedemann & Berg Film, will handle the theatrical release of “Moonfall” in Germany.“Moonfall,” which was written by Emmerich, Spenser Cohen […]

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Shia Labeouf, Mel Gibson Starring in Comedy About New York’s Super Rich, ‘Rothchild’

Shia Labeouf and Mel Gibson will star in “Rothchild,” a dark comedy about New York’s super rich helmed by “Stan & Ollie” director Jon S. Baird. HanWay Films has boarded the project and will kick off international sales at Cannes. CAA Media Finance is handling the North American rights.Labeouf plays Becket Rothchild, who was cast […]

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‘The Favourite’ Leads BAFTA Awards Nominations

“The Favourite” has scored 12 nominations at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ movie awards, far outpacing the rest of the pack.Behind it came “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “First Man,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born” with seven BAFTA nominations apiece. “Vice” garnered six noms, “BlacKkKlansman” five, and “Cold War” and “Green Book” four each. […]

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Among Screenplays Not Eligible for WGA Awards (Exclusive)

Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite,” Annapurna’s “Sorry to Bother You” and “The Sisters Brothers” and A24’s “Hereditary” are among the films that will not be competing for the upcoming Writers Guild Awards nominations, Variety has learned. They and a slew of other titles are not eligible due to the guild’s strictures stipulating conformity to the its […]

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Among Screenplays Not Eligible for WGA Awards (Exclusive)

Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite,” Annapurna’s “Sorry to Bother You” and “The Sisters Brothers” and A24’s “Hereditary” are among the films that will not be competing for the upcoming Writers Guild Awards nominations, Variety has learned. They and a slew of other titles are not eligible due to the guild’s strictures stipulating conformity to the its […]

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John C. Reilly Talks Transformation For ‘Stan & Ollie’ And Relationship With Paul Thomas Anderson [Interview]

San Francisco – Jon S. Baird‘s Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Hardy (John C. Reilly) biopic is already being lauded by critics as a fine portrayal of the larger-than-life duo. Reilly as Oliver “Babe” Hardy is uncanny. Paired with Coogan’s Stan Laurel, the two actors portray the complexities of artistic collaboration through the comedy duo’s personal […]

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‘Stan & Ollie’: John C. Reilly & Steve Coogan Are Excellent As The Comedy Legends [Lff Review]

lIt’s easy to feel by the middle of September that awards season is locked up – the vast majority of contenders revealed, and the winner a good bet (it’s a decade since a movie that skipped the fall festival circuit won Best Picture). Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule,” for instance, which got a late-breaking fall release […]

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