Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New on-set images of the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis started filming in NY in early February and a series of on-set photos have arrived online. The new Coen brothers film examines the folk music scene of NY in the 1960s with Llewyn Davis played by Oscar Isaac (Drive), whose star has been gradually rising over the past few years.Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan will also feature as a husband-and-wife couple, with Timberlake's Jim Berkey playing a musical rival to Davis. All three cast members can be seen in the images below. The film is based on the life of folk musician Dave Van Ronk, and the cast is also set to feature Garrett Hedlund and John Goodman. Despite the Coens insatiable work ethic, don't expect to see this until 2013.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

'Hugo' sets tech pace with five wins

'Hugo'Martin Scorsese's 3D "Hugo" has scored a quintet of technical wins for cinematography, art direction, visual effects, sound editing and sound mixing. It was the third Oscar for Robert Richardson in cinematography and the third in art direction for the team of Dante Ferretti's production design and Francesca Lo Schiavo's set decoration. It was the first Oscar win for the "Hugo" sound teams -- Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom in sound editing, and Tom Fleischman and John Midgley for sound mixing. The team of Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning won for visual effects. Legato previously won for "Titanic." "Hugo" came into the race with a leading 11 nominations Sunday. While the Paramount film was not considered the favorite for best picture, its strong early haul is in line with the Academy's occasional practice of giving below-the-line recognition to a widely admired underdog; last year, "Inception" took four Oscars, as many as big winner "The King's Speech." Scorsese's imprimatur as ringmaster of an already heavily Oscar-laureled craft team no doubt helped "Hugo's" sway with voters. "Marty, you're a genius as usual," said Richardson. Lo Schiavo kept her speech short, saying "This is for Martin and Italy." Richardson, who previously won for "JFK" and "The Aviator." He topped Guillaume Schiffman for "The Artist," Jeff Chenoweth for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Emmanuel Lubezki for "The Tree of Life" and Janusz Kaminski for "War Horse." Lubezki had been favored by many to win after dominating the lensing precursors, including the American Society of Cinematographers' top award earlier this month. Ferretti and Lo Schiavo, who won previously for "Sweeney Todd" and "The Aviator." "Hugo" topped "The Artist," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," "Midnight in Paris" and "War Horse." Contact Dave McNary at

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kate Walsh Bares All For Shape Magazine

Aimee Teegarden Friday Evening Lights alum Aimee Teegarden has showed up charge role in CW's The Option, has confirmed. TVLine first reported what is the news.The drama pilot, known to since the Hunger Games meets The Bachelor, is founded on an approaching book series by Kiera Cass. Teegarden may have a young lady selected by lottery to compete to be the following filled with the war-torn nation.The Whole Pilot Report: The CW's got Eco-friendly Arrow and Barbara Bradshaw!The Vampire Diaries' Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain will write and executive-produce.Teegarden is much better recognized for her role as Julie Taylor on Friday Evening Lights, but she also recently came out in Scream 4 and also on CSI.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuner 'Garage Band' will get reading through

DolenzProducer Ken Davenport has drawn together a business reading through of developing musical "Garage Band" having a cast which includes legit veterinarians in addition to former Monkees member Micky Dolenz.Janet Leavel ("The Drowsy Chaperone"), Alexander Gemignani ("Sweeney Todd," "Sunday around the block with George"), Andy Karl ("Legally Blonde," "jobInch) and Amy Spanger ("Elf") also are some of the thesps to look within the reading through.Story of "Garage Band" focuses on an out-of-work 40-year-old forced by his senior high school rival to sign up inside a fight-of-the-bands re-match. Mark Allen, composer of "Tinyard Hill" along with a co-author from the score to "Band Nerds," pens the background music, having a book through the Grundleshotz, an improv-based number of twelve collaborators including Sebastian Arcelus ("Elf") and Sarah Saltzman ("The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee").Davenport's resume includes the present Broadway revival of "Godspell" in addition to Off Broadway excursions "Altar Boyz," "My Very First TimeInch and "Miss Abigail's Help guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage."Reading through of "Garage Band" is placed for March 2. Future plans for that new tuner continue to be up in mid-air. Contact Gordon Cox at

Monday, February 20, 2012

Keck's Exclusives: Mad Males Pranksters

Fact: The Walking Dead never shies from blood stream, guts and gore. Though Ron (Andrew Lincoln subsequently subsequently) & Co. found "safety" round the Greene Farm in Season 2, the threat of ramblers has ongoing to become. And whether it's a barn full of the undead or simply one hungry zombie from our pharmacy, each master ought to be quickly (and very) sent The Walking Dead Boss: Lori has become Lady MacBeth Watch the exclusive video below to uncover how a hit AMC series puts together its most nasty zombie kills, like the splitting from the overweight, soaking-wet master in 2 or creating the flesh-hungry hoard that descended upon Shane (Jon Bernthal) and Otis... Discover More > Other Links From Andrew LincolnJon BernthalThe Walking Dead

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ana Ortiz To Steer The Cast Of Marc Cherrys ABC Pilot Devious Service personnel

EXCLUSIVE: Ana Ortiz has came back at ABC. The Ugly Betty alumna remains attracted onto go through the central character inside the ABC pilot Devious Service personnel, from Desperate Regular folks creator Marc Cherry. Using the Mexican format, the cleaning cleaning soap follows four service personnel with ambition and dreams that goes for them once they use the wealthy and famous in Beverly Slopes. Leading the quartet is Marisol (Ortiz), a college-educated lady which has a secret diary for locating behave as a domestic inside the trendy neighborhood. Her beloved boy has recently been billed of murder, and Marisol is placed on finding what she'll in regards to the situation. Ortiz joins recently cast Dania Ramirez. Ortiz, repped by Gersh, manager Geordie Frey and attorney Kaira Small, most recently came out in Martin Lawrences Large Mamma: Like Father Like Boy and did an arc on Cinemax’s Hung.

Joss Whedon talks The Cabin In The Woods

Total Film caught up with Joss Whedon recently to talk about The Cabin In The Woods, the genre-hacking, invention-spewing horror that he produced and co-wrote.Keen to get some insight into the thinking behind it, we asked Whedon about the inspiration behind Cabin."It's basically a very loving hate letter," he told us."On some level it was completely a lark, me and Drew [Goddard, director] trying to figure out what the most fun we could have would be. On another level it's a serious critique of what we love and what we don't about horror movies."On his own genre passion, he added, "I love being scared. I love that mixture of thrill, of horror, that objectification/identification thing of wanting definitely for the people to be alright but at the same time hoping they'll go somewhere dark and face something awful."And on the things he hates about lame horror, Whedon said: "The things that I don't like are kids acting like idiots, the devolution of the horror movie into torture porn and into a long series of sadistic comeuppances. Drew and I both felt that the pendulum had sung a little too far in that direction."The Cabin In The Woods opens on 13 April 2012. For much more on The Cabin In The Woods, get the new issue of Total Film magazine, which is out now!And, it's a special interactive issue this month, which means that you can get great extra content through the free Blippar app. Check out the mag for full details!Click here to subscribe to Total Film magazineClick here to get Total Film magazine on iPad and iPhone from Apple Newsstand

Thursday, February 9, 2012

'Hobbit' Gains Its Final Cast Member: Billy Connolly

Better late than never! Despite the fact that Healing For Peter Jackson and also the relaxation from the cast of "The Hobbit" happen to be busy filming the approaching two films in Nz, there have been still apparently figures left to become cast. But no more. Deadline is confirming that Billy Connolly originates aboard to act as Dain Ironfoot. The dwarf warrior may be the second cousin of mind dwarf Thorin Oakenshield. Why Connolly could sign up so late in the overall game happens because the smoothness of Dain has only a little role in "The Hobbit," and likely is only going to come in the 2nd "Hobbit" film, "There and Again,Inch which arrives in 2013. Though Dain includes a bigger role within the "The almighty from the Rings" mythology, in "The Hobbit" he only seems after Thorin asks him to assist the dwarves on their own mission to reclaim Erebor. After he receives Thorin's request, Dain sets by helping cover their an military of countless hundred dwarves and arrives just over time to assist his second cousin within the Fight of 5 Armies, a celebration that happens in the finish of "There and Again.Inch To help keep this relatively spoiler free, let us just state that Dain steps right into a bigger role when the fight concludes. "We're able to not think about a far more fitting actor to experience Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and most difficult of Dwarves, than Billy Connolly, the Large Yin themself," Jackson stated inside a statement to Deadline. "With Billy walking into this role, the cast of 'The Hobbit' has become complete. We cant wait to determine him around the Battleground!" Connolley joins a star-studded cast which includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Andy Serkis, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner and James Nesbitt. "The Hobbit: An Unpredicted Journey" hits theaters on December 14, while "The Hobbit: There And AgainInch will premiere on December 13, 2013. Do you consider Connolly can make a great Dain Ironfoot? Inform us within the comments section below or on Twitter!

Current will get jolt of Reiner's 'Magic'

Nicolas Chartier's Current Pictures has locked a clutch of worldwide sales for Take advantage of Reiner's "The Miracle of Belle Isle."Pic, that was acquired now by Magnolia within the U.S., has offered to Germany (ARD), The country (DeaPlaneta), Canada (VVS Films), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), South America (Imagem) and Israel (Forum).The comedy has additionally offered towards the Middle East (Gulf), Scandinavia (Mislabel), Belgium (Monolith), Romania and Bulgaria (New Films), Benelux (Paradiso), Nigeria (Ster Kinekor), Taiwan (Studio Solutions Group) and India (Tanweer Group Dubai).Pic, which toplines Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen, is presently in publish production.The result is a formerly famous author who tries to recover the talent which had initially made him a large title in a tiny rural town. Along the way, he helps a youthful girl uncover her imagination helping her mother find love once more.Current may also be pushing sales on its slate, including Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne Manley starrer "Empire Condition" and Frederick Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut toplining Scarlett Johansson. Contact Diana Lodderhose at

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ol Parker's 'Good' flies to key areas

PARIS -- TF1 Worldwide has closed key territory sales on Ol Parker's "Now's Good," an intimate drama toplining Dakota Fanning like a teen having a terminal illness who falls for each other. The British film, according to Jenny Downham's best-selling novel "Before I Die," also stars Jeremy Irvine, Paddy Considine and Olivia Williams.Pic, that is created by Peter Czernin and Graham Broadbent at Blueprint Pictures, was acquired by Universum for Germany, Vertigo for The country, U . s . Pictures for Columbia, M Pictures for Thailand and Bir Films for Poultry. Previous deals were inked with The new sony Pictures Worldwide Purchases for The United States and Warner Bros. for that U.K.. TF1 will screen "Good" the very first time to purchasers at Berlin's European Film Market. Within the increase to Berlin, TF1 Worldwide has additionally taken worldwide sales privileges to family comedy "Ducoboo 2 Crazy Vacation," animated feature "Aya Of Yop City," and action-adventure pic "Asphalt Playground.""Ducoboo 2" may be the follow up of "Ducoboo," a comicbook-based laffer, which made a proper 9.two million ($12 million) in Gaul. "Aya" is yet another auteur-driven animated set of features up at Joann Sfar's Autochenille Prods., the shingle behind Cesar-nommed "The Rabbi's Cat." Toon can also be with different comicbook. It activates a 19-year-old girl and her buddies living in a tiny African village. Both "Ducoboo 2" and "Aya" is going to be launched in France by UGC Distribution. "Ducoboo 2" will unveil in France on April 25. "Aya" is going to be shipped throughout the other half of the year.Julien Abrahams' feature debut, "Asphalt Playground" follows a gang of troubled kids residing in a French housing project who get involved inside a gang war. It's created by Paris-based outfit Ex-Nihilo and it is now in publish-production. At Berlin, TF1 Intl. will unveil promo reels of Australian surf drama "Drift" and Claude Miller's "Therese Desqueyroux," starring Audrey Tautou. Contact the range newsroom at