After winning the best actress award in Cannes for “Maps to the Stars,” Julianne Moore was considered a strong bet in this year’s Oscar race for her turn as a washed-up star in the David Cronenberg drama. But the overdue actress, who has been nominated for four Academy Awards without winning, could be sitting out of awards season.
In a deal that closed last week, Focus World picked up U.S. distribution rights to the Cronenberg drama from Canadian outfit Entertainment One (eOne), sources tell Variety exclusively. “Maps to the Stars” won’t premiere stateside until early 2015.
Focus World is the alternative distribution division of Focus Features, and it hasn’t been decided if the drama will be released on VOD, play in theaters domestically or some combination thereof. “Maps” could get an Oscar qualifying theatrical release at the end of 2014, so that it would at least be eligible for Academy Awards nominations, according to one individual with knowledge of the deal, but a movie with that kind of strategy can sometimes get lost in the slew of December contenders.
“Maps to the Stars” will screen this fall at the Toronto International and New York Film Festivals, which are traditionally launching pads for Oscar contenders. On Sept. 9, Moore is scheduled to appear at a cocktail event following a screening of the film at Toronto.
“Maps to the Stars” premiered at Cannes to mixed reviews, although Moore was singled out by critics as delivering one of the best performances of her career. The film is a dark deconstruction of celebrity culture and co-stars Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson, who previously worked with Cronenberg on “Cosmopolis.” Bruce Wagner (“Wild Palms”) wrote the screenplay.
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A new viral website for the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, District13.co.in, has popped up and revealed a new logo design. You can check out the logo for the District 13 rebellion movement below. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is due out in theaters on November 21st and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Michelle Forbes, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Gwendoline Christie, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Robert Knepper.
The film follows Katniss’ (Lawrence) journey as she leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles.
Among the major studio films, David Dobkin’s “The Judge” with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua’s “The Equalizer” each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival’s opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller’s acclaimed “Foxcatcher,” which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder’s “Black and White” starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie.
Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg’s “Map to the Stars” with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon’s “The New Girlfriend,” Ed Zwick’s “Pawn Sacrifice” with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig’s “The Riot Club,” Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Wild,” Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s “Samba” and Shawn Levy’s “This is Where I Leave You” featuring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Adam Driver.
While TIFF somewhat oddly did not reveal its opening night film, the closing night selection is Alan Rickman’s “A Little Chaos” starring Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts and Stanley Tucci, as well as Rickman himself.
In a release from the festival, Rickman noted, “It is a great privilege for A Little Chaos to have its world premiere in Toronto and for it to be given the Festival’s closing night Gala, but it is also a very personal pleasure. I have filmed in the city, visited often, and some of my closest friends live there. It will be like coming home.”
Some of the other intriguing selections include directorial debuts for Jon Stewart (“Rosewater”) and Chris Evans (“Before We Go”) as well as new films from Chris Rock (“Top Five”), Noah Baumbach (“While We’re Young”), Oren Moverman (“Time Out of Mind”), Susanne Bier (“A Second Chance”), Liv Ullmann (“Miss Julie”), Jason Reitman (“Men, Women & Children”), David Gordon Green (“Manglehorn”), Richard LaGravenese (“The Last Five Years”), Barry Levinson (“The Humbling”) and Andrew Niccol (“Good Kill”).
Major stars with new brand new films include Kristen Stewart (“Still Alice”), Jennifer Aniston (“Cake”), Al Pacino (“The Humbling”), Sam Worthington (“The Keeping Room”), Jessica Chastain (“Miss Julie”), Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”), Kevin Hart (“Top Five”) and Ben Stiller (“While We’re Young”). Anna Kendrick, like a number of actors, will have two films at the festival including “Cake” and “The Last Five Years.”
“Altman,” a documentary on the legendary filmmaker Robert Altman, known for such films as M*A*S*H and “Popeye,” is coming to Epix.
The documentary explores the legacy of Robert Altman, one of the true independents of film. Altman was known for his improvisational and often confrontational style of filmmaking. Robert Altman defied Hollywood conventions, broke genres and reinvented what movies could be. He continued making movies until he died in 2006 at the age of 81.
Pay channel Epix plans to premiere “Altman” on August 6 at 8.
“Altman,” first screened at the University of California, Los Angeles, on June 20 as part of a retrospective of Altman’s films.
“Altman” was directed by Ron Mann.Mann made the documentaries Comic Book Confidential (1988) and Grass from 1999.
If you don’t have Epix, “Altman” is set to be released on DVD later in the year.
Epix will air a whole slew of Robert Altman movies as companions to the documentary. Epix will air
The Long Goodbye,” “Popeye,” and “Fool For Love.”
Robert Altman directed the films “M*A*S*H,” “McCabe and Mrs. Miller,” “Nashville,” “The Player,” “ShortCuts,” “Gosford Park,”and “A Prairie Home Companion.”
The documentary features appearances by Paul Thomas Anderson, James Caan, Keith Carradine, Elliott Gould, Philip Baker Hall, Sally Kellerman, Lyle Lovett, Julianne Moore, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Robin Williams and Bruce Willis.
I have added high quality photos of Julianne at the 2014 Children’s Health Fund Annual Gala held earlier this month to our gallery.
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