After 47 days of shooting in Luxembourg, Munich, Berlin and South America principal photography on Academy Award-winning filmmaker Florian Gallenberger’s ‘Colonia’ starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl has wrapped. Set for release in October 2015, the likes of Mikael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps, August Zirner and Martin Wuttke also star in ‘Colonia.’ Gallenberger won an Oscar for his 2000 short film ‘Quiero Ser (I Want To Be…)’, and he previously directed Bruhl on the feature films ‘Honolulu’ and ‘City Of War: The Story Of John Rabe’.
Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have unveiled this behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming ‘Divergent’ sequel, ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent.’ Following the events of the previous installment, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) tries to figure out the intention behind Erudite’s insurrection as well information the Abnegation are trying to protect. Adding to the existing cast of Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz, Jai Courtney, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, and Kate Winslet, the supporting cast of ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ is filled out with Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Suki Waterhouse, Rosa Salazar, Daniel Dae Kim, Jonny Weston, Emjay Anthony, and Keiynan Lonsdale. The film opens on March 20th, 2015.
This morning Chris Pine, Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to announce the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards. Set to be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, The 87th Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 22nd at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. The Oscar presentation will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Check out a full list of the nominees below:
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“The Theory of Everything”
From 5:30 am PT/8:30 am ET/1:30 pm GMT, Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams will announce the nominations in all 24 categories of the 87th Oscars at a special two-part live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. At 5:30 am PT/8:30 am ET/1:30 pm GMT, Cuarón and Abrams will unveil the nominees in the following categories: Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Film Editing, Original Song, Production Design, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects.
At 5:30 am PT/8:38 am ET/1:38 pm GMT, Chris Pine and Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay and Best Picture.
After collaborating on last summer’s brilliant sci-fi flick ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ THR bring word that Tom Cruise and Doug Liman are in talks to reteam for ‘Mena,’ a 1980s drug thriller being made by Universal and CrossCreek. Ron Howard was initially attached to direct the project when Universal picked it up as a spec by Gary Spinelli for a reported $1 million.
The fact-based story tells of Barry Seal, a, a pilot who, in the 1980s, was a gun runner, and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel. He was assassinated by Colombians in 1986. The title refers to Mena, Arkansas, where a lot of the illegal activity took place, under the noses of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. Tom Cruise is currently filming ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ for a December 25th release.
Steve Carell is set to join the recently announced Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling in the financial drama ‘The Big Short,’ which is based on ‘Moneyball’ author Michael Lewis’ bestseller ‘The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.’ Adam McKay is adapting the script for the big screen and will direct, while Paramount and Pitt’s production company Plan B are backing the film.
The synopsis for the book is as follows: “From the author of ‘Liar’s Poker,’ Michael Lewis’s international bestseller ‘The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine’ is the extraordinary true story of the men who made millions from global economic meltdown. From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, ‘The Big Short’ tells the outrageous story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system – and made a killing.”