As was expected, Marvel Studios has confirmed that their highly-anticipated 2015 release, Avengers: Age of Ultron, will open on April 24 in the UK and Ireland, with more territories expected to be announced later. The film will still open in domestic theaters on May 1, but today does mark exactly one year until the sequel will land on many screens internationally.
Sony Pictures Classics has planted an awards season pole for Bennett Miller’s Cannes competition entry. Separately, Relativity Media has picked up US rights to Hector And The Search For Happiness.
Foxcatcher will launch in the US on November 14 — more than a year later than originally scheduled.
The film was originally scheduled to screen at AFI FEST 2013 prior to a November 7 2013 release, only for the filmmakers to pull it because they needed more time.
Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo star in the bizarre true story about the relationship between Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark and Dave Schultz and eccentric heir John du Pont that led to murder.
Rounding out the cast are Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller and Anthony Michael Hall.
Megan Ellison is co-financing the film with Columbia Pictures and produces through Annapurna Pictures with Miller, Jon Kilik, and Anthony Bregman. Panorama handled international sales.
The HBO original film, The Normal Heart, premieres Sunday, May 25th at 9PM/8C, only on HBO.
I have added 10 High Quality photos of Mark attending the “Virunga” Premiere at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival last night in New York.
It’s official. The world will get its first look at “Foxcatcher” at the Cannes Film Festival. The lineup is being announced today and the movie shot in Western Pennsylvania is on the list.
“Foxcatcher” stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall. Miller directs a screenplay by Dan Futterman and E. Max Frye about a real-life chemical fortune heir who went to prison for killing an Olympic gold medalist and wrestler.
In January 1996, John du Pont shot and killed David Schultz, a 1984 gold medal winner who came to live and train at the state-of-the-art Foxcatcher National Training Center that du Pont had built on his 800-acre property in Newtown Square, Pa. Wilpen Hall in Sewickely Heights was the stand-in for Foxcatcher Farms during 2012 filming.
At the risk of outing myself as an uncommon churl, news of an HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s play The Normal Heart didn’t exactly ring my dinner bell with excitement. My response was more along the lines of “Why this? Why now?” Like an Arthur Miller classic brought down from the attic, another rollout of Kramer’s stage drama threatened to release the dust bunnies of a diligently worthy uplifting enterprise; it seemed like a noble gesture, a solemn nod from the premier pay-cable outfit that has stormed the ramparts with Game of Thrones and fished godless dread out of the mazy bayou with True Detective. Like a lot of us, I’ve gotten spoiled by HBO’s freshness. To be presented on HBO over Memorial Day weekend, The Normal Heart touts a quick-on-the-draw director (Ryan Murphy, he ofGlee and American Horror Story) and a Justice League cast (Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Joe Mantello, Jonathan Groff, Alfred Molina, Jim Parsons), but the original material has none of the gold-lamé splendacity of HBO’s royal ta-da last Memorial Day weekend—Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace fandango, Behind the Candelabra, which went lawdy-miss-gaudy and enshrined Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in a rococo array of fall-of-the-Roman-Empire ensembles. The Normal Heart is a much squarer construction, which may account for its durability. It goes in no new directions, but the direction it goes drives fierce. Still, why this, why now?
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I have added scans from the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter featuring the cast of The Normal Heart! I’ve teamed up with my friends Claudia, Kelly and Holly to buy the issue on the iPad. You can buy the digital issue on Zinio.