News

2022 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture [Updated: June 14]

2022 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture [Updated: June 14]
After an awards season that was up-ended by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2022 Oscars should see a return to relative normalcy. The 94th Academy Awards is set for February 27, 2022 in its traditional home, the Dolby Theater. Films released theatrically from March 1 to December 31 of 2021 are eligible for consideration. Many of the strongest contenders are films that were intended to compete at the 2021 Oscars but were pushed back when cinemas shuttered for most of the year.

To make our Best Picture Oscar predictions, we consider many factors, the most important of which is the effect of the preferential ballot that is used only for this race (voters rank all the nominees with the winner being the one that is the consensus choice.) We also take into account the pedigree of the filmmakers, the critical reception to their previous films, the box office tally and the track record of the studios.

Early contenders
See full article at Gold Derby »

Timothee Chalamet Is Young Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Prequel

Timothee Chalamet Is Young Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Prequel
Timothée Chalamet is our next Willy Wonka. In January, it was reported that Chalamet was in consideration along with Spider-Man actor Tom Holland to star in Wonka, a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel that will follow a "young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world's most famous chocolate factory." Per a new report by Deadline, Chalamet has now officially signed on for the part.

Paul King is directing Timothée Chalamet as Wonka using a screenplay co-written with Simon Farnaby; previous versions of the script were worked on by Simon Rich, Simon Stephenson, Jeff Nathanson, and Steven Levenson. David Heyman will produce under his Heyday Films banner alongside Luke Kelly, and Michael Siegel will executive produce.

A Warner Bros. project, this will be the third movie adaptation to be released in theaters by the studio. The original movie version, based on the Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
See full article at MovieWeb »

Timothée Chalamet Set to Star as Willy Wonka in Origin Story from ‘Paddington’ Director

Timothée Chalamet Set to Star as Willy Wonka in Origin Story from ‘Paddington’ Director
Timothée Chalamet is headed to the land of pure imagination, as the Academy Award-nominated actor has just been cast as a young Willy Wonka in a new origin story film from Warner Bros. and the Roald Dahl Company. According to Deadline, while the film is based upon the characters originally created by Roald Dahl in his novel (that also inspired the 1971 film from Mel Stuart), this one will focus on a young Willy Wonka before he opened his famed chocolate factory. Warner Bros. confirmed to IndieWire a release date is currently set for March 17, 2023.

The film will be directed by Paul King (the director of “Paddington” and “Paddington 2”) from the screenplay he wrote with Simon Farnaby. Farnaby previously wrote the screenplay for “Paddington 2.” David Heyman is producing via his Heyday Films. Luke Kelly is also producing, with Michael Siegel and Alexandra Derbyshire executive-producing.

This latest revamp of the
See full article at Indiewire »

Timothée Chalamet To Play Willy Wonka In New Origin Tale From Warner Bros And The Roald Dahl Story Co

Timothée Chalamet To Play Willy Wonka In New Origin Tale From Warner Bros And The Roald Dahl Story Co
Exclusive: Timothée Chalamet is ready to head to a world of pure imagination as the Oscar-nominated actor is set to star as the iconic inventor and chocolate maker in Warner Bros and the Roald Dahl Story Co.’s Wonka. Based on characters created by Roald Dahl, the story will focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory. Sources also tell Deadline that Wonka will mark the first time Chalamet gets to show off his singing and dancing skills with several musical numbers set to appear in the film. He’s been the top choice for some time but scheduling was a hurdle that had to be overcome as training for those numbers is included in the prep for this film.

Paul King will direct from the screenplay he wrote with Simon Farnaby. David Heyman is producing via his Heyday Films. Luke Kelly is also producing, with Michael Siegel and Alexandra Derbyshire executive producing.

This marks the third time WB has taken on the Wonka story, with the previous versions being adaptations of Dahl’s classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The first one, in 1971, starred Gene Wilder as Wonka, and the second in 2005 starred Johnny Depp in the role. While plot details are unknown, the new pic will be an origin tale of the character and mark the first time Charlie Bucket will not be featured.

For Chalamet, the Oscar nominee has avoided the tentpole pic over the years with his upcoming Dune adaptation being his first true venture into the genre. This film will also give him a possible franchise was well. Later this year, Chalamet will be seen staring in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune for Warner Bros and Legendary, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch opposite Frances McDormand, and Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. He is repped by UTA and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
See full article at Deadline »

2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Will Sharpe’s Louis Wain

2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Will Sharpe’s Louis Wain
A relatively new talent both in front and behind the camera, Will Sharpe starred in Netflix drama Giri/Haji, directed quirky British comedy Flowers, is directing Olivia Colman in the drama series Landscapers and oh – the BAFTA-nominated UK director also shot an Amazon Studios project with a cast of big names in Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Jamie Demetriou, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Hayley Squires and Stacy Martin. Based on Simon Stephenson’s original screenplay which Sharpe shares writing credits with, Louis Wain went into production back in August of 2019 in London for this historical biopic. It’s a huge project that would have been better fitted for a Gala TIFF premiere, but perhaps this sophomore pic is ready to be released.…
See full article at IONCINEMA.com »

Anthony Hemingway In Talks To Direct Legal Drama ‘Train Man’

Anthony Hemingway In Talks To Direct Legal Drama ‘Train Man’
Exclusive: Genius: Aretha director-producer Anthony Hemingway is in talks to helm Train Man, a legal drama based on the true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger syndrome whose fascination with subways and trains led to him posing as various New York City Metro officials in order to operate subway trains.

Despite allegedly having extensive knowledge of the NYC public transportation system, he was said to be rejected for employment. McCollum, who was arrested on several occasions, became a folk hero for people who are on the spectrum.

Simon Stephenson wrote the screenplay, which will follow the lawyer hired to defend McCollum. The long-gestating project at one point had Julia Roberts eyeing the lead. As of now, no cast is attached.

FilmNation and Gotham Group are producing the pic.

Hemingway is widely known in the TV space, having executive produced and directed episodes for Underground, Unsolved, The Purge
See full article at Deadline »

Edgar Wright to Direct Hollywood Ghost Story Stage 13

Edgar Wright to Direct Hollywood Ghost Story Stage 13
Baby Driver director Edgar Wright has now lined up his next project, with the director signing on to develop and direct a spooky tale titled Stage 13 for Amblin Entertainment. Wright will also be executive producing the project, which is set to be based on a short story by Saturday Night Live alumni, Simon Rich.

Stage 13 will focus on the ghost of a silent film-era actress that has haunted a soundstage for decades. After crossing paths with a struggling director, the two form a bond and friendship, deciding to team up and make their mark on the world. The movie will be written by Simon Rich, who is also on board as a producer, along with Nira Park, who helped produce Wright's hugely popular adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs The World, as well as The World's End, and Baby Driver. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, who produced Shaun of the Dead
See full article at MovieWeb »

Edgar Wright to Direct Kidnapping Film ‘The Chain,’ One of Two New Projects After ‘Soho’

Edgar Wright to Direct Kidnapping Film ‘The Chain,’ One of Two New Projects After ‘Soho’
The future is looking bright for fans of Edgar Wright; The “Baby Driver” mastermind is slated to direct “The Chain,” an adaption of Adrian McKinty’s 2019 novel for Universal Pictures.

Deadline reports Universal Pictures optioned the film in a seven-figure deal. Jane Goldman (“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and “X-Men: First Class”) will write the script, while Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Nira Park, Shane Salerno, and Wright will serve as producers. Matt Reilly, Universal’s executive vice president of production, will oversee the film on behalf of the studio.

McKinty’s “The Chain” centers on Rachel, who learns that her 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped and the only way to save her is to kidnap another child. If Rachel doesn’t complete her task as part of the sinister kidnapping scheme that the book is named after Rachel’s child will be killed. Rachel is determined to break The Chain and
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

Edgar Wright to Direct Kidnapping Film ‘The Chain,’ One of Two New Projects After ‘Soho’

Edgar Wright to Direct Kidnapping Film ‘The Chain,’ One of Two New Projects After ‘Soho’
The future is looking bright for fans of Edgar Wright; The “Baby Driver” mastermind is slated to direct “The Chain,” an adaption of Adrian McKinty’s 2019 novel for Universal Pictures.

Deadline reports Universal Pictures optioned the film in a seven-figure deal. Jane Goldman (“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and “X-Men: First Class”) will write the script, while Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Nira Park, Shane Salerno, and Wright will serve as producers. Matt Reilly, Universal’s executive vice president of production, will oversee the film on behalf of the studio.

McKinty’s “The Chain” centers on Rachel, who learns that her 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped and the only way to save her is to kidnap another child. If Rachel doesn’t complete her task as part of the sinister kidnapping scheme that the book is named after Rachel’s child will be killed. Rachel is determined to break The Chain and
See full article at Indiewire »

Android Dentist Tale Set My Heart to Five Will Be Edgar Wright's Next Movie

Android Dentist Tale Set My Heart to Five Will Be Edgar Wright's Next Movie
Hollywood has been brought to a standstill thanks to the ongoing circumstances concerning global public health, so new movie announcements are rather few and far between at the moment. However, this one should get movie fans excited, as Baby Driver and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright has now lined up his next project.

Entitled Set My Heart to Five, the upcoming movie will be based on the upcoming novel by Simon Stephenson. Wright will direct the film with Stephenson set to pen the screenplay, whilst Working Title and Focus Features will produce the project. This will mark the second adaptation of other material by Wright as a director, having previously brought the comic book series to the big screen with the brilliantly energetic Scott Pilgrim vs. the World back in 2010.

The novel is set to be published later this year, with both the book and movie adaptation set to follow a character named Jared,
See full article at MovieWeb »

Edgar Wright To Direct The Upcoming Sci-Fi Film, ‘Set My Heart To Five’

Edgar Wright To Direct The Upcoming Sci-Fi Film, ‘Set My Heart To Five’
With upcoming films from major studios getting delayed due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, it’s unclear what the rest of 2020 is going to look like when theaters eventually reopen. However, we can hope that the worst of the situation will be long gone by September, when Edgar Wright’s upcoming film, “Last Night in Soho,” is expected to hit theaters. But even if that film gets delayed, it appears the filmmaker is already lining up his next project, a robot love story titled “Set My Heart To Five.”

According to THR, Wright is now attached to direct a film titled “Set My Heart To Five,” based on the upcoming novel of the same name from author Simon Stephenson.

Continue reading Edgar Wright To Direct The Upcoming Sci-Fi Film, ‘Set My Heart To Five’ at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

Edger Wright lined up to helm ‘Set My Heart To Five’

Edger Wright lined up to helm ‘Set My Heart To Five’
Baby Driver’ helmer Edger Wright, is attached to direct the big-screen adaptation of Simon Stephenson’s debut novel ‘Set My Heart To Five’.

Based on the novel, the story is set in an all-too-human 2054 and follows the android Jared who undergoes an emotional awakening and embarks on a quest to convince humans that he and his kind should be permitted to feel.

Said quest, sparked in part by Jared’s introduction to 1980’s and 1990’s movies, leads to an unforgettable adventure across the West Coast of America after he determines to write a film script that will change the world.

Also in news – Anne Hathaway cast in ‘French Children Don’t Throw Food’

Stephenson will pen the script from his own novel which is due to be released later this year. Working Title Films, Focus Features, and Compete Fiction Pictures have teamed on obtaining the film rights.

HarperCollins imprints Hanover Square Press in the U.
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Edgar Wright to direct movie about a robot learning to love

Edgar Wright to direct movie about a robot learning to love
While director Edgar Wright is currently in pre-production for his upcoming film, Last Night in Soho, which is currently slated to release later this year, it has been announced he is set to direct a robot sci-fi story. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wright is attached to direct an adaptation of the upcoming Simon Stephenson novel Set My […]

The post Edgar Wright to direct movie about a robot learning to love appeared first on Flickering Myth.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Edgar Wright Will Direct ‘Set My Heart to Five’, About a Robot Who Wants to Write a Screenplay

Edgar Wright Will Direct ‘Set My Heart to Five’, About a Robot Who Wants to Write a Screenplay
Edgar Wright already has a new project lined-up to follow his upcoming Last Night in Soho. The Shaun of the Dead filmmaker is attached to direct Set My Heart to Five, about a human-like robot on an emotional awakening. Working Title Films, Focus Features, and Compete Fiction Picture have teamed on the project, with the novel’s author Simon Stephenson set […]

The post Edgar Wright Will Direct ‘Set My Heart to Five’, About a Robot Who Wants to Write a Screenplay appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

Edgar Wright to Direct Film Adaptation of ‘Set My Heart to Five’ Novel

Edgar Wright to Direct Film Adaptation of ‘Set My Heart to Five’ Novel
Edgar Wright is set to direct a film adaptation of Simon Stephenson’s upcoming novel about an android who undergoes an emotional awakening.

Deadline reported that Focus Features, Working Title Films, and Complete Fiction Pictures have teamed up to secure film rights to the project, which is based on Stephenson’s debut novel, “Set My Heart to Five.” The book is set to be released May 28, and Stephenson will adapt the screenplay from his own manuscript.

More from IndieWireFocus Features Sends 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' Straight to Premium on Demand -- ExclusiveEdgar Wright Shares 100 Favorite Comedy Films to Help You Get Through Tough Times

Per the synopsis obtained by Deadline, the story will be set in an “all-too-human 2054” and center on Jared, who embarks on a quest to convince humans that he and other androids should be allowed to have feelings. What follows is a quest, sparked in part by
See full article at Indiewire »

Edgar Wright set to helm robot love story Set My Heart to Five

  • JoBlo
Edgar Wright set to helm robot love story Set My Heart to Five
The release of Edgar Wright's next film is still six months away (assuming it dosn't experience a Covid-19 delay), but the writer/director is already lining up his next project. Wright is attached to direct an adaptation of "Set My Heart to Five," which is based on the upcoming novel by Simon Stephenson. [Seemore] The story is set in "an all-too…
See full article at JoBlo »

Edgar Wright to Direct Sci-Fi Adaptation Set My Heart to Five

Edgar Wright to Direct Sci-Fi Adaptation Set My Heart to Five
Following up the major financial success that was Baby Driver, earning over $225 million on a mid-$30 million budget, yes, talk of a sequel has been discussed with a script even being completed. However, Edgar Wright jumped to a new original project for his next film: the psychological horror Last Night in Soho starring Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, and Terence Stamp. While that film is set to arrive this fall, he’s now become attached to another project.

Deadline reports he’s set to direct an adaptation of Simon Stephenson’s forthcoming debut novel Set My Heart to Five, adapted by the author himself. Not arriving on shelves until later this year, the sci-fi story is set in 2054 along the west coast of America and follows an android named Jared who “undergoes an emotional awakening and embarks on a quest to convince humans that he and his
See full article at The Film Stage »

Edgar Wright to Direct Movie about a Robot Who Gets Inspired to Write a Screenplay

Edgar Wright to Direct Movie about a Robot Who Gets Inspired to Write a Screenplay
Edgar Wright is incapable of making a bad movie, and a potential next project for the Baby Driver filmmaker sounds downright incredible. While Wright is currently in post-production on the psychological thriller Last Night in Soho, which is scheduled to hit theaters later this year, it appears he’s next looking to dive headfirst into a robot sci-fi story. Per THR, Wright is set to direct an adaptation of the upcoming Simon Stephenson novel Set My Heart to Five, and the logline is incredible: According to the synopsis the story is "set in an all-too human 2054," …
See full article at Collider.com »

Working Title Films, Focus Features Nab Rights To ‘Set My Heart to Five’ Book With Edgar Wright Attached To Direct

Working Title Films, Focus Features Nab Rights To ‘Set My Heart to Five’ Book With Edgar Wright Attached To Direct
Working Title Films, Focus Features, and Compete Fiction Pictures have teamed on the film rights to develop Simon Stephenson’s debut novel Set My Heart to Five, with Baby Driver helmer Edgar Wright attached to direct. The book is slated for release later this year via HarperCollins imprints Hanover Square Press (U.S.) and 4th Estate (UK).

Stephenson will adapt the screenplay from his own manuscript. The story is said to take place in an all-too human 2054 and introduces Jared, an android who undergoes an emotional awakening and embarks on a quest to convince humans that he and his kind should be permitted to feel. It’s a quest, sparked in part by Jared’s introduction to 80’s and 90’s movies, that leads to an unforgettable adventure across the West Coast of America, after he determines to write a film script that will change the world.

More from DeadlineFocus Features'
See full article at Deadline »

‘Louis Wain’ First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy Unite in Cat Artist Biopic

‘Louis Wain’ First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy Unite in Cat Artist Biopic
In every artist’s life, there comes a moment — or, if they’re very lucky, moments — of pure inspiration. For Louis Wain, a lauded and somewhat forgotten 19th century British artist, that moment came in the form of a darling stray kitten wandering his way into the artist’s Hampstead garden at an opportune time. While Wain had always been skilled at drawing animals, the unexpected discovery of a tiny kitten he and his wife later named Peter, combined with tremendous personal upheaval, forever altered the course of his life and career.

That unexpected story — of a man, his wife, a kitten, and a most unique artistic career — frames up the narrative of the upcoming biopic “Louis Wain,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the eponymous role, alongside Claire Foy as his beloved wife (and fellow animal lover) Emily.

Per the film’s official synopsis, it follows Wain, “famous for his distinctive
See full article at Indiewire »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed