Korean director Kim Jee-woon is turning to crime, coming on board to helm the movie adaptation of Ed Brubaker’s “Coward.” The attachment comes on the eve of the premiere of Kim’s latest film, “The X,”…
A Place Beyond the Pines
After co-founding Focus Features 11 years ago, CEO James Schamus was told by parent company Universal Pictures Wednesday that he no longer had a job. Universal chairman Donna Langley delivered the…
Hollywood's major studios are making fewer movies and focusing more and more on big-ticket tentpole franchises, giving the independent sector the clear-cut opportunity to expand. With the 38th…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
DreamWorks has tapped “Blue Valentine” helmer Derek Cianfrance to direct “The Light Between Oceans,” the company announced Tuesday. Pic is based on the debut novel from M.L. Stedman and will be…
"Argo" isn't done being nominated for awards yet.
The night of March 28 delivered the appropriate gloom and rain for the Gotham preem of "The Place Beyond the Pines," Focus Features' dark drama with Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Ray…
An overlong and under-conceived reunion between "Blue Valentine" director Derek Cianfrance and star Ryan Gosling.
The top North American film festivals are striking while the iron is hot, beefing up industry outreach during a post-recession sales boom that burnishes their profiles and even helps filmmakers make…
Bradley Cooper, whose perf in "Silver Linings Playbook" has earned him an Oscar nom, and Omar Sy, the breakthrough star of "The Intouchables," are in discussions to topline in The Weinstein…
It's shaping up to be a strong year for U.S. fare at the Cannes Film Festival, with Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly," John Hillcoat's "Lawless," Jeff Nichols' "Mud," Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy"…
In 2006, a trio of twentysomething producers bet that a tale of a drug-addicted teacher could give them a niche hit and establish them as players in the tough indie world.