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  • Yep, Lindsay Lohan is suing Rockstar Games over Grand Theft Auto V likeness [w/video]

     
    Filed under: Government/Legal, Toys/Games, Celebrities Well, it's official. We will have a courtroom battle between fallen starlet Lindsay Lohan and Rockstar Games, maker of the infamous Grand Theft Auto series. We last reported on the Lohan/Rockstar case...
  • 'Black Orpheus' Musical to Bring Bossa Nova to Broadway

    Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (pictured above) and director George C. Wolfe ("Lucky Guy," "Angels in America") have signed on to a brewing Broadway musical adaptation of Marcel Camus' 1959 film "Black Orpheus." The score of the production will...
  • Russia's Arena Acquires Sundance Audience Winner 'Green Prince'

    KARLOVY VARY, Czech Rep. -- Nadav Schirman's "The Green Prince," which opened the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Sundance and won the audience award there, has been sold to Russian distributor Arena Film. The film won the audience award at...
  • Chad Hartigan Talks Next Feature 'Morris In America' In Karlovy Vary

    This time last year, Chad Hartigan hit Karlovy Vary midway through an extensive festival tour for his soph feature "This is Martin Bonner." Beginning at Sundance 2013 and only wrapping up at Poland's Off Plus Camera last May, the warm, intimate...
  • Box Office: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' tops, 'Boyhood' shines

    It took a set of evolved primates to end the dominance of colossal transforming robots at the box office. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” became king of the multiplex after taking in $73 million over the weekend in the U.S. and Canada, according to...
  • Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity

     Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity
    Most references to director, writer and actress Desiree Akhavan place a neat three-word descriptor by her name: bisexual Iranian American, often followed by the words "the next Lena Dunham." Yet Akhavan isn't trying to fit into an already defined...
  • First Look of Trailer from Karlovy Vary Fest Player 'Kebab & Horoscope' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Variety has been given exclusive access to the trailer for black comedy "Kebab & Horoscope," which world premieres in competition at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival. The pic is the debut feature from Polish director Grzegorz Jaroszuk, whose 2011...
  • Variety Ups Film Critic Guy Lodge

    Continuing its commitment to international film coverage, Variety has upped London-based contributor Guy Lodge to the position of film critic and features writer. Previously a critic for the entertainment news outlet Hitfix, Lodge will now write...
  • Jazz fireworks for a holiday weekend

    Jazz fireworks for a holiday weekend
    The jazz tempo does not slow for the holiday weekend. Among the highlights: Paul Marinaro: Connoisseurs of music in Chicago long have known that Marinaro owns one of the most plush and malleable bass-baritones to be heard today. But it wasn't until...
  • 'I Origins' Helmer Mike Cahill Talks Science and Sequels as Sci-fi Pic Prepares to Open Karlovy Vary

    Variety speaks to writer-director Mike Cahill, whose sci-fi mystery "I Origins" opens the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival on Friday. The pic, which was purchased by Fox Searchlight for worldwide distribution, stars Michael Pitt as a young scientist...
  • 'Land Ho!'? It all began with an Icelandic travel brochure

     'Land Ho!'? It all began with an Icelandic travel brochure
    The quirky senior buddy comedy "Land Ho!" may be the first movie inspired by a vacation brochure and a very outrageous doctor. Independent filmmaker Martha Stephens was planning a vacation trip with her husband to Iceland last year but her thoughts kept...