| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LOCARNO - For decades now, Luc Besson, a director who gave French cinema a huge shot of mainstream action-traction and grandfathered - though not old himself - a new generation of Gallic action directors, has been dubbed, and sometimes dismissed in his...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Bill Murray has joined the cast of Disney's "The Jungle Book," directed by Jon Favreau.
Murray will voice Baloo, the jolly bear who befriends the human orphan Mowgli, to be played by newcomer Neel Sethi.
Murray joins a voice cast that also incluldes...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:30 AM
LOCARNO - From 2010, the Locarno Fest's ramp-up in industry activities has synched with the major trends forging the international independent industry.
It has caught Latin America's dramatic movie industry build, launching pix-in-post section Carte...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Universal Pictures' new biopic "Get on Up" about the influential performer James Brown has a clear target audience: fans of the Godfather of Soul.
But the studio ran into the problem of how to broaden the audience and lure younger people with more...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Though she didn't take home the best actress statuette at the Academy Awards, "Gravity" has rocketed star Sandra Bullock to the top of Forbes' list of highest earning actresses, with a lofty $51 million in earnings.
Despite the odds against the film,...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 11:32 AM
A raccoon in space and a talking tree may not seem the stuff of box-office magic, but “Guardians of the Galaxy” exceeded expectations with an estimated $94 million in the U.S. and Canada this weekend at the box office.
That set a record...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Joel and Ethan Coen's upcoming drama "Hail, Caesar!" is shaping up to be a veritable constellation of stars, with Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill emerging as the latest names attached to the project.
Variety first reported that Johansson is in talks...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Le schlockmeister Luc Besson has no beef with men and guns, or he wouldn't have made the "Transporter" movies with Jason Statham. Or written "Taken." But in the world according to Besson, older girls ("La Femme Nikita") and young women in wee skirts and...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Days before the release of what could be the biggest hit of his career, Luc Besson is predicting the end of the human race.
“Life on the surface of the earth has disappeared seven times in history of the earth,” Besson told TheWrap. “...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:30 AM
ROME - Luc Besson's Scarlett Johansson-starrer "Lucy" will open the 67th Locarno Film Festival on August 6, out-of-competition.
Touted by EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert as the biggest-budget pic Besson's shingle has ever produced, "Lucy" is the tale...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Wherever the musical "Hair" is performed, the casting requirements are the same: young, good looking, capable of carrying a rock tune. Looking great in various states of undress also helps.
The lead performers in the Hollywood Bowl's production of the...