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Hildur Guonadottir, Nicholas Britell Win Top Honors at World Soundtrack Awards

Hildur Guðnadóttir and Nicholas Britell took top honors at the 20th World Soundtrack Awards on Saturday during the Ghent Film Festival.Iceland-born, Berlin-based Guðnadóttir was named Film Composer of the Year for her Oscar-winning score for “Joker.” She won last year’s TV Composer of the Year for her Emmy-winning score for the HBO series “Chernobyl.”American composer […]

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Adam McKay Sets All-Star ‘Don’t Look Up’ Cast: Lawrence, DiCaprio, Chalamet, Hill, Streep, and More

Adam McKay’s Netflix comedy “Don’t Look Up” has set in place one of the most star-studded casts in recent film history. While Jennifer Lawrence has long been attached to the project, Deadline has confirmed the following actors are set to join her in the project: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Rob Morgan, Himesh Patel, […]

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Adam McKay is Already Developing an HBO Limited Series About the Search for a Coronavirus Vaccine

A coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine hasn’t even been created yet, but Adam McKay is already set to make an HBO limited series about it. The Succession executive producer and director of Vice has optioned the rights to The First Shot, a non-fiction narrative book that chronicles “the race to develop a vaccine for Covid-19.” And though […]

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Christian Bale, David O. Russell in Talks to Team on New Regency Movie

Christian Bale and David O. Russell are in talks to team on an untitled film that’s being developed at New Regency through its overall deal with Disney and Fox, Variety has confirmed.New Regency executives are aiming for a spring production start. If the project comes together, Russell would direct from his own script. Plot details […]

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Directors Guild Nominees Include Bong Joon Ho, Sam Mendes, Taika Waititi

The Directors Guild of America has nominated Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite,” Sam Mendes for “1917,” Martin Scorsese for “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and Taika Waititi for “Jojo Rabbit.”The DGAs are seen as a stepping stone to the Oscars, where the last six best director winners also went […]

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Distributor Filmink Presents Launches in Australia

Industry veterans, Dov Kornits and Lou Balletti have announced the launch of a new theatrical distributor operating in Australia. The company pitches itself as a one-stop shop straddling distribution and media promotion, and will begin operations with a Friday 13 December release of horror title “Wrinkles the Clown.”Kornits is publisher of Australian film magazine and […]

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Adam McKay Takes on Attorney General William Barr After He Refers to ‘Vice’ as ‘Horrible’

In Adam McKay’s satirical Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” the character spends years plotting to render the executive power of the presidency limitless. This concept — dubbed “the unitary executive theory” — paved the way for Cheney’s ability to expand presidential powers beyond congressional oversight after 9/11.While Cheney himself never responded to his characterization in the […]

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Adam McKay’s Next Film Is A Dark Satire About An Impending Meteor Strike Called ‘Don’t Look Up’

Filmmaker Adam McKay has come a long way from directing films like “Anchorman” and “Step Brothers.” That isn’t to say those films are bad (they’re not), but it does show that McKay has been more interested in stepping away from straight comedies and working in something a bit more dramatic with his last two films, […]

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Cinematographer Greig Fraser to Shoot ‘The Batman’

Oscar-nominated cinematographer Greig Fraser, known for his grounded approach and broad range, has signed on to shoot Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman installment.“The Batman,” planned for a 2021 release by Warner Bros., will be Fraser’s second Reeves movie, a studio spokeswoman confirmed. He was Dp on the acclaimed 2010 “Let Me In,” a remake of the […]

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Actors Who Haven’t Won an Oscar

After Olivia Colman upset the heavily favored Glenn Close to win the best actress Oscar on Sunday, Close became the new record-holder among actresses for most Oscar nominations without a win.Colman gave a gracious acceptance speech, admitting she wished the veteran actress took home the big prize: “Glenn Close, you’ve been my idol for so […]

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