Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki & Maureen O’Hara To Receive Academy’s Governors Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences send word that they’ve voted to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on November 8th at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. The press release for the announcement can be read below.
New Trailer & Poster For ‘Seventh Son’ – Starring Jeff Bridges, Alicia Vikander, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore…
After being pushed back a number of times, this new trailer and poster has arrived online for the Sergei Bodrov-directed (Prisoner of the Mountains, Mongol) ‘Seventh Son.’ ‘Seventh Son’ is based on ‘The Spook’s Apprentice,’ the first novel in Joseph Delaney‘s young adult book series, ‘The Wardstone Chronicles.’ The story follows a young apprentice (Ben Barnes) to an exorcist (Jeff Bridges) who combats ghosts and witches in the 1700s. The pair must battle the queen of evil (Julianne Moore) as Tom falls for a young witch (Alicia Vikander). The likes of Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington and Antje Traue co-star. ‘Seventh Son’ opens on February 6th, 2015.
Stunning New Trailer For Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher’ – Starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo & Steve Carell
From acclaimed director Bennett Miller, ‘Foxcatcher’ stars the likes of Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall. The film tells the gripping, true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune that led to murder. Miller’s previous films, ‘Capote’ and ‘Moneyball’ were both Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. ‘Foxcatcher’ opens on November 14th in the US and December 25th in the UK.
First Trailer For Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut ‘Rosewater’ – Starring Gael Garcia Bernal As Maziar Bahari
Open Road Films has unveiled this first trailer for ‘Rosewater,’ Jon Stewart’s much anticipated feature directorial debut. Stewart penned the script, which is adapted from Maziar Bahari’s 2011 book ‘Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival,’ which he co-wrote with Aimee Molloy. Gael Garcia Bernal (Amores Perros, The Motorcycle Diaries) is playing Bahari.
‘Rosewater’ follows Maziar Bahari, a BBC journalist who leaves his pregnant fiancé behind in London while he travels to Iran to spend a week covering the country’s 2009 presidential elections. Bahari was soon arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, and he winds up spending 118 days in a notorious Iranian prison where he is brutally interrogated by a man whose defining characteristic is the smell of rosewater. In a twist of fate, Bahari’s appearance on ‘The Daily Show’ was used against him when he was accused of being a spy. Stewart and ‘The Daily Show’ covered Bahari’s saga nightly and had the journalist appear on the show to talk about his ordeal once he was released from prison.
The above still and following two behind-the-scenes pics have arrived online from David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl.’ Starring the likes of Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon, the film is an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel that has sold 2 million copies. ‘Gone Girl,’ Flynn’s third novel, is a dark and suspenseful story that kicks off with the five-year anniversary of a married couple. Flynn wrote the screenplay for the film, which has been penciled in for a October 3rd release. ‘Gone Girl’ is described as follows.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes these two new stills from their upcoming short film ‘Feast,’ which will be shown before Disney’s Marvel adaptation ‘Big Hero 6.’ ‘Feast’ is from first-time director Patrick Osborne, who was head of animation on Disney’s stellar 2012 short ‘Paperman,’ which won both an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 85th Academy Awards, and the Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject at the 40th Annie Awards. ‘Paperman’ was the first animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios to win an Academy Award since ‘It’s Tough to Be a Bird’ in 1970.
The brief synopsis for ‘Feast’ is as follows: “The story of one man’s love life is seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.” ‘Big Hero 6′ opens in the US on November 7th and in the UK from January 30th. ‘Feast’ features a hybrid CGI and hand drawn art style.