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‘Babylon Berlin’ Director Tom Tykwer Returns to Movie Making With ‘Das Licht’

Tom Tykwer is coming back to the movies. The German director of Run Lola Run and Cloud Atlas has announced his return to filmmaking with the German drama Das Licht (The Light). The feature, which has just wrapped principle photography, is described as a portrait of a family “between collapse and new beginnings” and deals […]

2024 European Shooting Stars Unveiled

European Film Promotion has announced the 10 up-and-coming European acting talents for its 2024 European Shooting Stars list. The actors, which include performers from this year’s award-season contenders Poor Things, Ferrari, and The Peasants, among others, will be lauded at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, next year. The Shooting Stars class of 2024 […]

Greta Gerwig Named Cannes Jury President for 2024

Greta Gerwig is hitting the Croisette. The Barbie helmer, fresh off her first-ever best director nomination at the Golden Globes (Gerwig’s $1.4 billion toy-to-screen blockbuster picked up a total of 9 Golden Globe noms), has been confirmed as the Jury President for the 2024 Cannes International Film Festival. “A heroine of our modern times, Greta […]

Apple Picks Sony to Release New George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum Movies

Apple Original Films has selected Sony Pictures Entertainment to release a pair of star-studded movies in cinemas around the globe following their distribution partnership on Ridley Scott’s Napoleon. Project Artemis and Wolfs will be given an exclusive theatrical run before they hit Apple TV+ no earlier than 45 days later. The two movies are likely […]

David Barber Named Motion Picture Sound Editors President

Supervising sound editor and rerecording mixer David Barber has been elected to a two-year term as president of Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), the organization that puts on the annual Golden Reel Awards for sound editing. He succeeds Mark Lanza, who reached his term limit after four years as president. Miguel Araujo was reelected secretary, […]

New Regency Ups Natalie Lehmann to President of Motion Pictures and Television

Natalie Lehmann is expanding her oversight at New Regency Pictures, with the studio promoting the executive to president of motion pictures and television. Lehmann has been with New Regency since 2017, producing features such as the horror hit Barbarian and Gareth Edwards’ sci-fi drama The Creator. Her most recent title was senior vice president. In […]

Chelsey Summey Joins Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group as Senior VP of Communications

Longtime communications executive Chelsey Summey is joining Warner Bros. Discovery as senior vp of communications for Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group. Summey is moving over the hills and into Burbank from Amazon MGM Studios, where she served as head of corporate communications for the studio’s film group. At Warners, Summey will support the film group’s […]

Emma Jade, Alyssa Nicole, Noor Badash Topline Thriller ‘Iconic’

Emma Jade, Alyssa Nicole and Noor Badash have lead roles in the psychosexual thriller Iconic, the feature film debut from writer-director Matthew Freiheit. The indie, which has just wrapped production in Los Angeles ahead of a planned 2024 release, stars Jade as makeup guru Rose, who faces hate mail from a rival artist played by […]

Mattel Developing ‘American Girl’ Movie with Paramount, Temple Hill

After the $1.4 billion success of Barbie, Mattel Films is putting another one of its beloved doll lines on the development track. Paramount Pictures and Maze Runner and Twilight outfit Temple Hill are developing a feature project based on the American Girl dolls, with Lindsey Anderson Beer, who recently worked with Paramount on Pet Sematary: […]

Feinberg Forecast: Oscar Race Standings Post-Globe and Critics Choice Noms

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor of awards coverage, reflects Scott’s best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at these projections by drawing upon conversations with voters and other industry insiders, analysis of marketing […]

Jenna Ortega Leads Martin Freeman Into Complicated Relationship in ‘Miller’s Girl’ Trailer

Jenna Ortega and Martin Freeman find themselves embroiled in a heated student-teacher dynamic in the trailer for the upcoming feature Miller’s Girl. Lionsgate is set to release the film from writer-director Jade Halley Bartlett on Jan. 26 after it debuts at the Palm Springs International Film Festival earlier that month. Ortega stars as Cairo, a […]

Ken Kelsch, Cinematographer on ‘Bad Lieutenant,’ Dies at 76

Ken Kelsch, the hard-charging cinematographer and Vietnam War veteran who shot the down-and-dirty classic Bad Lieutenant and 11 other features for iconoclastic director Abel Ferrara, has died. He was 76. Kelsch died Monday at Hackettstown Medical Center in New Jersey after a battle with COVID and pneumonia, his son, Chris Kelsch, told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Oscars: Jennifer Fox Will Again Produce Governors Awards

Jennifer Fox, the Oscar-nominated film producer (Michael Clayton), will produce the next Governors Awards ceremony for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy president Janet Yang announced Wednesday. It will be Fox’s fifth time overseeing the event, following the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th editions. The 14th Governors Awards will take place on […]

Dwayne Johnson to Play MMA Fighter Mark Kerr in A24 Movie from Benny Safdie

Dwayne Johnson will be taking his most dramatic role to date in a new A24 project from one half of the Uncut Gems team, Benny Safdie. Johnson is set to star in The Smashing Machine as real-life mixed martial arts fighter Mark Kerr, a two-time UFC Heavyweight Tournament Champion. Safdie, who wrote and will direct […]

Christopher Abbott Replacing Ryan Gosling to Star in ‘Wolf Man’ for Blumhouse, Universal (Exclusive)

Wolf Man has taken a new form. Christopher Abbott, currently on screens with award season darling Poor Things, will star in Blumhouse and Universal Pictures’ werewolf thriller that is being directed by Invisible Man filmmaker Leigh Whannell. Additionally, the companies have set an Oct. 25, 2024 release date for the feature, meaning the project is […]

Critics Choice Noms Analysis: New Life for ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Saltburn,’ Five-Alarm Fire for Bening and Cruz

The fact that Warners’ Barbie so dominated the Critics Choice Award nominations that were announced on Wednesday morning — it landed a record 18 noms, five more than the next-highest scorers, Universal’s Oppenheimer and Searchlight’s Poor Things, which had 13 each — is obviously very interesting. But does it mean that Barbie is truly that much […]