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  • Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'

     Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'
    Funnyman Richard Lewis didn't become a comic because he wanted to be a celebrity or even because he wanted to make people laugh. "I went into this for psychological reasons," said Lewis, who was nicknamed the Prince of Pain for his self-deprecating...
  • 'Cymbeline' gets 'Sons of Anarchy' treatment in new movie

    'Cymbeline' gets 'Sons of Anarchy' treatment in new movie
    More than 10 years after modernizing one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, "Hamlet," filmmaker Michael Almereyda and actor Ethan Hawke have turned their revisionist attention to one of the Bard's lesser-known works, the ambiguous historical drama...
  • Antipode Picks Up Venice Player 'The Postman's White Nights'

    LONDON -- Antipode Sales & Distribution has picked up global sales rights to Andrei Konchalovsky's "The Postman's White Nights," which will have its world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 5. The pic is the filmmaker's 41st...
  • Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend

    Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend
    The opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival are some of the most important days on the film calendar, in recent years propelling pictures such as "Slumdog Millionaire," "Gravity" and "The King's Speech" on major commercial and awards...
  • Antipode Inks Deals for Konchalovsky's Venice Winner

    LONDON -- Antipode Sales and Distribution has inked two territory deals on Andrei Konchalovsky's "The Postman's White Nights," which just won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Antipode has closed with Leopardo Filmes for Portugal and ASC...
  • Toronto Film Festival: The whirlwind weekend of Adam Driver

    Toronto Film Festival: The whirlwind weekend of Adam Driver
    Adam Driver was just landing in Toronto on Saturday when he was told that he had won the best actor prize at the Venice Film Festival for his role in Saviero Costanzo’s film “Hungry Hearts” and that his co-star Alba Rohrwacher had been...
  • Variety Screening Series Kicks Off With 'The Boxtrolls'

    On Thursday night, the Variety Screening Series kicked off in Hollywood with "The Boxtrolls," the latest offering from stop-motion animation company Laika. For the Portland, Ore. based animation studio, which also produced "Coraline" and "ParaNorman,"...
  • Toronto: Jennifer Aniston's 'She's Funny That Way' Nears $4 Million Deal With Clarius Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

    Toronto might be inching to a close, but the second weekend of the festival saw another heated bidding war. New distributor Clarius Entertainment is nearing a $4 million deal for domestic rights to the screwball comedy "She's Funny That Way," Variety...
  • Ann Hui's 'Golden Era' To Represent Hong Kong in Oscar Race

    HONG KONG -- Ann Hui's "Golden Era," which was the closing film at this month's Venice film festival, has been selected to represent Hong Kong in the foreign-language Oscar race. The Tang Wei-starring film is a biopic of early 20th century writer Xiao...
  • 8 Strange Moments from James Franco's New Book

    What do Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsay Lohan and James Franco have in common? They're all prominently featured in James Franco's new book, "Hollywood Dreaming." His sixth book won't hit bookshelves until Sept. 23, but Variety took an early peek to pick out...
  • TIFF 2014: With 'Pigeon,' director Roy Andersson goes out on a limb

    Cult director Roy Andersson was sitting at his kitchen table in Stockholm, struggling to come up with an idea for a script, when he noticed a pigeon on his window sill. “Immediately I thought. ‘Does he have problems too? Maybe he also is...