Third Person – premiered at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, picked up by Sony Pictures Classics and delayed until 2014.
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn – acquired by Lionsgate with its own theatrical/VOD specialty release in 2014
Blood Ties – premiered at Cannes and TIFF, released in France on October 30, 2013, now waiting for 2014 US release under Lionsgate distribution
Tar – previously slated for the 1st of December, the movie has been pushed back to 2014!
Blood Ties & Third Person will premiere at Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday,
8 high-res promotional images of Mila and the cast from Forgetting Sarah Marshall have been added to the gallery.
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That news has saw Warner’s release this press release revealing the plot synopsis and full cast for the film
Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, which began shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 2, 2013.
From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” was conceived and written by the Wachowskis, who are also directing. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom the writer/directors have collaborated since
Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”) and Mila Kunis (“Oz the Great and Powerful”) lead an international cast that also includes Sean Bean (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy), Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”), Douglas Booth (“LOL”), Tuppence Middleton (TV’s “The Lady Vanishes”), Doona Bae (“Cloud Atlas”), James D’Arcy (“Hitchcock”) and Tim Pigott-Smith (“Alice in Wonderland”).
Behind the scenes, “Jupiter Ascending” reunites the Wachowskis with their longstanding collaborators, who most recently worked with them on “Cloud Atlas.” They include Oscar®-winning cinematographer John Toll (“Braveheart,” “Legends of the Fall”); production designer Hugh Bateup; editor Alexander Berner; costume designer Kym Barrett; and hair and makeup designer Jeremy Woodhead. “Jupiter Ascending” will showcase the kind of cutting-edge visual effects that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowskis’ films. Dan Glass (“Batman Begins,” “Cloud Atlas”) is the film’s visual effects supervisor, a post he has occupied for the Wachowskis since “The Matrix” Trilogy. Additionally, John Gaeta, the visual effects Oscar® winner behind “The Matrix,” is contributing to the visual effects design.
The production will remain in the UK at the studios through June, at which time filming will move to Chicago for completion.
“Jupiter Ascending” will be
Italian filmmakers Roberto de Paolis and Carlo Lavagna venture to Rome’s decaying and dramatic Cinecittá Studios to talk with one of Hollywood’s most celebrated and controversial players,
Paul Haggis, in today’s illuminating short. The screenwriter behind Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby and director of the intense, multiple Academy Award-winning Crash took questions from the playful filmmaking duo on the set of his newest movie, The Third Person, starring James Franco and Mila Kunis. Divulging personal insecurities and pulling apart actor-director relationships, Haggis speaks frankly about the obstacles he encountered in creating the movie. The Third Person is a more intimate affair for Haggis, attempting to get to the root of the mystery of relationships in a narrative that homes in on three interlocking love stories.
Mila Kunis: I’m not curing cancer but I like to entertain and empower young girls. The star of Black Swan has moved into the big-budget league in a new visit to Oz. And she’s a producer now, too
When Mila Kunis arrived in California from her native Ukraine, aged seven, with her parents (a physics-teacher mother and mechanical-engineer father), her older brother, and $250, she could not speak a word of English. “The first book I ever read in English was Return to Oz”, she recalls. “I was nine or 10, I think. It was the first time I’d read a big book, a real book.”
Two and a bit decades later, her new film, her biggest yet, is
“I loved the book,” she continues, not entirely convincingly. “I mean, I’m assuming I loved it. There were a lot of memories. I think it may have had little to do with the content and more to do with the experience.”
Kunis, 29, is big on experiences. For all its kudos and awards,
Despite the occasional dud, at just 29, she’s already forged an impressive, if eclectic, career. (
Still, Kunis reckons there’s a fair bit of kismet in her landing a role in Oz The Great and Powerful. (Based on the books of L. Frank Baum, the film takes place before the events depicted in The Wizard of Oz.)
With expectations of a box-office bonanza this weekend, Disney is already planning a sequel to Oz the Great and Powerful, THR has confirmed.
Kapner came up with the concept and ideas for the origin story of Oz, basing it on the classic L. Frank Baum books, pitching it to producer Joe Roth, who set it up at Disney, and writing the initial drafts. He shares screenwriting credit with David Lindsay-Abaire, who came on board later in the process.
Roth would be back as producer.
The movie stars Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. Sam Raimi directed the fantasy tentpole, which, despite getting lukewarm reviews,
is tracking to open at in the $80 million to $90 millionrange this weekend. That should go a long way toward off-setting the mega-budget, which was far north of $200 million.
Chris Pierzynski (Clive Owen) has just been released after years in prison for his part in a gangland murder. Waiting reluctantly outside the prison gates is his younger brother, FRANK (Billy Crudup), a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, who raised them alone, has always favored Chris – despite all his troubles. Frank has known this since they were kids, and it eats at him like nothing else.
But blood is the tie that binds. Frank gives his brother a chance: he shares his home, finds Chris a job, helps him reconnect with his kids and ex-wife. When Chris meets
Natalie(Mila), the promise of a new life beckons, but his past quickly catches up with him, and his return to a life of crime is inevitable. For Frank, his brother’s descent is the final betrayal, and he banishes Chris from his life. Leaving the police department, Frank moves in with Vanessa (Zoe Saldana), the former girlfriend of a dangerous Mob hit man.
Chris has killed before, and he will kill again. Frank is powerless to stop him. But despite all the rivalries, the violent conflicts, the painful betrayals, Chris will stop at nothing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
We already know Tar is the collection of poems by C.K. Williams. The last poem of the collection called “One of the Muses”, is starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Henry Hopper (
One of the Muses is a lyrical piece recounting the tumultous night of CK in his forties (James Franco). The study room becomes “the house of shadows” as C.K. prepares a lecture the following day and experiences a writer’s block. He slowly plunges into his dark memories and early relationships as a twenty-year old (Henry Hopper), a cathartic experience that strengthens his present day with his wife (Mila Kunis).
Late at night, CK lies in bed and contemplates the shadows that decorate the bedroom walls. A shadow of a woman on the wall brings him back to his first love Sarah from their first seduction to their first silence in bed. A memory that has been warped over time, CK remembers.