Nicole Kidman Joining Neil Gaiman Adaptation ‘How to Talk to Girls At Parties’ 0 11

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Nicole Kidman is set to join the cast of How to Talk to Girls at Parties, a film from Hedwig and the Angry Inch director John Cameron Mitchell.

The film is based on a Neil Gaiman short story of the same name; a sci-fi rom-com set in the 1970s that has been compared to Romeo and Juliet with punks and aliens replacing the Montagues and Capulets.

Elle Fanning is set to take the lead role in the film where she will play an extra terrestrial visitor to Earth who meets two boys in Croydon, London. It is not yet clear what role Nicole Kidman is taking in the film.

The films producer told Screen Daily:

Nicole responded very quickly and enthusiastically to the script when John sent it to her. This is a story that appeals to teens and adults, something John and Neil Gaiman’s work also achieves, and that is why it’s such a good fit.

The film – which will also star Ruth Wilson (TV’s Luther, Saving Mr. Banks) and Matt Lucas (TV’s Little Britain, Alice in Wonderland) – is being touted to buyers at Cannes this week and Mitchell is aiming to film it in the UK this Autumn.

Source: Screen Daily

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Leonardo DiCaprio Producing Volkswagen Scandal Movie 0 14

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Wow, talk about things moving fast in Hollywood!

It may have only been a few weeks since the scandal erupted around the Volkswagen fuel emissions cheating but there’s already a movie in the works. DiCaprio is on board to produce the film alongside Jennifer Davisson through his Appian Way company.

There’s no mention of stars, writer or director yet – one might assume that DiCaprio might star himself but he’s a known environmentalist who has produced these types of themed films before (the climate change documentary The 11th Hour chief among them) so it wouldn’t surprise me if he kept himself strictly as a producer for this one, too.

Paramount is the studio behind the movie, having nabbed the presumably sought-after rights to the upcoming book by Jack Ewing. Variety has the details on what it exposes:

“…The company placed illegal software in their clean diesel cars that could tell when a car was being tested for fuel emissions and would turn on the emissions control to cheat the test and meet EPA standards. During normal driving conditions, emission control software was shut off  — resulting in as much as 40 times more pollution than allowed by law. Volkswagen is currently facing up to $18 billion in fines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”

If there’s one thing Hollywood loves it’s a true story and, more specifically, a controversial one. Getting this one made and out in the world will be crucial for it to feel relevant to audiences. DiCaprio being attached can’t exactly hurt its box office chances.

The actor will next be seen in the amazing-looking The Revenant.

Source: Variety

Watch: Incredible New Trailer for ‘The Revenant’ 0 20

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We don’t usually post trailers individually – saving them for the Trailer Watch – but this one was just too good to pass up.

The Revenant is the new film from acclaimed director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who most recently won an Oscar for Birdman. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter in a tale of a forntierman in 1820 who sets out on a path of vengeance who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

We already had one amazing teaser trailer, now check out the equally great new trailer below:

Could this be the film that finally wins Leo his Best Actor Oscar? Quite possibly!

The Revenant is set for release in the UK on January 15th, 2016.