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  • Venice Joins Oscar Race With 'Philomena,' 'Gravity'

    Four days ago, the 2013 Oscar race was mostly a matter of crossed fingers and speculation, but things have quickly shifted into high gear. The Venice Film Fest has served up two home runs in its first few days: Warner Bros.' "Gravity" and the Weinstein...
  • Toronto: 'The Husband's Secret' Heads to CBS Films

    On the eve of the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, CBS Films has preemptively secured exclusive rights to Liane Moriarty's novel "The Husband's Secret," which has become a New York Times bestseller. Amy Einhorn Books published the tome on July 30. It follows...
  • Toronto: 'Prisoners' Director Makes 2-Year Deal With Alcon

    On the eve of the Toronto Intl. Film Festilval, Alcon Entertainment and "Prisoners" director Denis Villeneuve have closed a two-year overall deal. The deal calls covers Villeneuve's writing and directing services over that period and can be extended by...
  • 'Iron Man' Writers Enter Sci-Fi Mystery TV Project for Alcon, 'The Expanse'

    "Iron Man" and "Children of Men" scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby will script the pilot of "The Expanse," based on a series bestselling novels written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, for Alcon Television Group. There have been three books in the...
  • Venice Film Review: 'A Promise'

    A French director working with British actors and pre-WWI German setting could theoretically make a film that rises above Europudding mediocrity, but that potential goes unrealized by "A Promise," Patrice Leconte's unpromising first foray into English-...
  • Toronto: 'Salinger' Adds Thursday Screening

    Shane Salerno's "Salinger" (TWC), about the famously elusive literary legend J.D. Salinger, has been added to the Toronto International Film Festival slate, it was announced on the eve of the festival kick-off. The documentary, which screened earlier...
  • Toronto: Tom Hanks' 'Hologram' Heading for Early 2014 Shooting

    A movie version of the Dave Eggers novel "Hologram for the King," starring Tom Hanks, is headed for a first-quarter start of production, with "Cloud Atlas" director Tom Tykwer helming from his screenplay. Lotus Entertainment made the announcement on...
  • Roger Ebert: The Last Critic Who Mattered?

    This week's opening night tribute to the Toronto Film Festival's chief cheerleader, the late Roger Ebert, will beg a key question: Can anyone fill his shoes? No other critic ever possessed the international platform of his TV gigs, his visibility or his...
  • Toronto: New details of The Cronenberg Project Unveiled

    New details of The Cronenberg Project, the Toronto International Film Festival's multi-platform celebration of Toronto filmmaker David Cronenberg, were unveiled by festival CEO and director Piers Handling and artistic director Noah Cowan Thursday on the...
  • Toronto: Alcon's New Take No 'Prisoners' Attitude to Films

    Alcon Entertainment isn't playing it safe any more. The 15-year-old production-financing banner - known for such middle-of-the road fare as "The Blind Side," "P.S. I Love You" and "Dolphin Tale" - has veered away from the safety zone with Friday premiere...
  • Interwiew: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal Talk 'Prisoners,' Next Career Moves (VIDEO)

    Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal aren't afraid of the dark. The duo recently sat with Variety to discuss their intense new thriller "Prisoners," which premiered Friday night at the Toronto Film Festival. Director Denis Villeneuve's new feature, from...