Published on 20 Aug 1919
Adding to its roster of premium curated content from leading industry powerhouses, HBO MAX has picked up Let Them All Talk working title, an original film directed by Oscar and Emmy award winner Steven Soderbergh Traffic, Behind the Candelabra and written by MacArthur Fellow and PEN / Faulkner award-winning author Deborah Eisenberg.
With a legendary cast including Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe award winner Meryl Streep Big Little Lies, The Iron Lady, The Devil Wears Prada, Emmy award winner and Oscar nominee Candice Bergen Murphy Brown, Starting Over, Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe award winner Dianne Wiest Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway, Oscar and Golden Globe award nominee Lucas Hedges Manchester by the Sea, Boy Erased and SAG Award nominee Gemma Chan Crazy Rich Asians, Captain Marvel and Mary Queen of Scots. Let Them All Talk tells the story of a celebrated author Streep who takes a journey with some old friends Bergen and Wiest to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew Hedges comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent Chan.
"This is the kind of project where you just say yes please sign me up," said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. "To work with Steven Soderbergh and this all-star cast led by Meryl Streep is thrilling and sets the standard for features at HBO Max."
Production started last week on Let Them Al Talk in New York and will continue onboard Queen Mary 2 and in the UK. The film is Produced by Gregory Jacobs and Executive Produced by Ken Meyer and Joseph Malloch.
Published on 26 Jul 1919
eryl Streep is to receive the Toronto Film Festival’s September 5 – 15 TIFF Tribute Actor Award at this year's inaugural TIFF Tribute Gala event.
Three-time Oscar winner Streep most recently starred in HBO’s Big Little Lies and has Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming The Laundromat at festivals this fall. The feature will have its North American premiere at TIFF. In 2018, she set a record with her 21st Oscar nomination for her role in The Post.
Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, the Gala is an annual fundraiser to support TIFF's year-round programmes.
“Meryl Streep is undoubtedly one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation,“ said TIFF co-head Joana Vicente. “Her tremendous contribution to cinema, television, and the stage spans five decades from her early roles in The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Sophie's Choice to later films including The Devil Wears Prada, The Iron Lady, and The Post, she has portrayed characters that are as compelling as they are timeless. TIFF could not be more thrilled to honour such a skilled and exemplary artist.“
One other recipient of the TIFF Tribute Actor Award will be announced in the coming weeks. TIFF previously announced that Participant Media will receive the TIFF Impact Award at the Gala, accepted by founder and chairman Jeff Skoll and CEO David Linde.
In addition, the Mary Pickford Award, honoring a female emerging talent in the industry, will be given to an honouree to be announced shortly. The inaugural award, in celebration of United Artists' 100th anniversary, will be presented by MGM.
Published on 26 Jul 1919
The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress will be honored as she helps launch her latest film, Steven Soderbergh's 'The Laundromat.'
Meryl Streep will be honored at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival, where she will receive the inaugural Tribute Actor Award.
The Oscar and Emmy-award winner will be feted on Sept. 9 at TIFF's Tribute Gala, a festival fundraiser. Streep will also be in Toronto to tout her latest film, Steven Soderbergh's The Laundromat, the Panama papers thriller set to receive a North American premiere at the festival.
"Meryl Streep is undoubtedly one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation. Her tremendous contribution to cinema, television and the stage spans five decades from her early roles in The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophie's Choice to later films including The Devil Wears Prada, The Iron Lady and The Post, she has portrayed characters that are as compelling as they are timeless," Joana Vincente, TIFF co-head, said in a statement.
Streep is a three-time Oscar winner for The Iron Lady, Sophie's Choice and Kramer vs. Kramer. She previously scored an Emmy win for her leading role in HBO's miniseries adaptation of Angels in America.
Big Little Lies is her latest big TV role. Toronto fest organizers earlier announced that Jeff Skoll and David Linde's production banner Participant Media will receive the TIFF Impact Award at the annual TIFF Tribute Gala.
The 44th Toronto International Film Festival is set to run Sept. 5-15.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Published on 16 Jul 1919
ources said that former Fox 2000 chief Elizabeth Gabler will make her return to the business through an inventive deal that will meld her strong publishing relationships with the strong relationship she has had with Sony and former Fox chief Tom Rothman. She will make a deal with HarperCollins to turn their books into feature films, distributing through Sony. HarperCollins is funding the arrangement, we hear. Rumor for the longest time was she would return to the business either at Sony or Paramount, where she has an equally strong relationship with Paramount chief and former Fox co-head Jim Gianopulos. Amblin was also dangling a deal. Variety was first up with this and we’ll tell you more when we know it.
Deadline broke the story last March that Gabler’s division was coldly shuttered in an abrupt fashion, this after Disney disclosed that the division would continue after it inhaled Fox. Instead, the division shuttered and staff was laid off with the last film The Woman in the Window, the Joe Wright-directed thriller that stars Amy Adams and Gary Oldman. Gabler's highlights include Hidden Figures, The Fault In Our Stars, The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me, Love, Simon and The Hate U Give.
Published on 10 Jul 1919
The final movie from the shuttering Fox 2000 division, an adaptation of a hit book from producer Scott Rudin, will get reshoots after test screenings revealed audiences were confused.
When production began in New York last August, The Woman in the Window seemed like that rarest of Hollywood properties &mdash a grown-up's movie with both box office potential and an awards pedigree.
Based on a best-selling 2018 novel by A.J. Finn and starring six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams as an agoraphobic child psychologist who witnesses a crime, the Fox 2000 thriller had been set to open on Oct. 4, a prime date for awards movies and commercial adult fare such as Gone Girl.
Now Disney &mdash which acquired the Fox film empire in March &mdash will move Woman in the Window out of 2019 and retool the pic, including reshoots, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The looming date change comes as the Burbank studio is digesting Fox's slate, troubleshooting on the films it inherited and setting a fall awards strategy.
A twisty mystery with a third-act reveal and large chunks set inside the mind of Adams' depressed character, Woman in the Window has proven a challenging adaptation for director Joe Wright and producer Scott Rudin. Multiple sources tell THR the thriller, which also stars Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore and which Tracy Letts adapted for the screen, confused early test audiences.
Wright plans to shoot five days of pickup shots next month, after Adams finishes making Hillbilly Elegy, a Ron Howard movie for Netflix.
“We're dealing with a complex novel,“ says Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, who is departing the studio imminently but will remain as a consultant on the film for Disney until Woman in the Window's release. “We tested the movie really early for that very reason. We wanted to make it better, and we've had Disney's full support in doing that.“
At Fox 2000, The Woman in the Window had a home with a history of making character-driven literary adaptations that yield major box office results, a la Hidden Figures, Life of Pi and The Devil Wears Prada. As the division's last film before Disney shutters it, the movie is now something of an orphan. Disney will release Fox 2000's penultimate film, The Art of Racing in the Rain, on Aug. 9.
Disney has awards-friendly fall 2019 release dates for other projects it acquired in the Fox deal, including James Mangold's Ford v Ferrari Nov. 19, Fox Searchlight's Taika Waititi satire Jojo Rabbit Oct. 18, and Searchlight's Terrence Malick drama A Hidden Life Dec. 13.
Pamela McClintock contributed to this report.
Source: Hollywood Reporter