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Sony picks up female-led 'The Eden Project', Tobey Maguire to produce

The Eden Project, a secretive sci-fi action film centered on two female characters, has found a home at Sony.

The studio closed a deal for Christina Hodson’s spec script after Material principals Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe brought it to their attention, Sony announced Friday. Columbia Pictures’ Hannah Minghella will oversee the project, which Maguire and Plouffe will produce.

Hodson might not have much to her IMDB page at the moment, but she’s already had two scripts land on the Black List, including Seed, which will be produced by Marty Bowen and Peter Safran. She also penned Unforgettable, a thriller about a woman who sets out to “make hell” for the new wife of her ex-husband that Belle helmer Amma Asante is set to direct for Warner Bros.

According to the release, The Eden Project is the first story in a conceived trilogy.

 

 

TIFF: Tobey Maguire's Bobby Fischer movie sells for low seven figures

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In advance of its world premiere tonight in Toronto, Pawn Sacrifice, Ed Zwick’s movie about erratic chess genius Bobby Fischer and his 1972 matchup with Soviet champion Boris Spassky, was picked up by Bleecker Street for a low seven figures price. Tobey Maguire, who stars as Fischer, worked for a decade to get the story on film, and Steven Knight, who recently wrote and directed the Tom Hardy drive-and-talk drama, Locke, wrote the script.

Fischer was a child prodigy who was also combustable, paranoid, rude, and antagonistic. He raged against Jews and Communists, and accused the Soviet and the international chess cabal, as he saw it, of collaborating together against him. But there was no denying his talent, and when he finally met Spassky in Iceland for the world title, in an atmosphere that can best be described as circus-like, he delivered one of the greatest moments in the game’s history and a cold war victory for the West.

Liev Schreiber plays Spassky, and the film also stars Peter Saarsgard, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Robin Weigart.

The film marks the first acquisition for Bleecker Street, the new outfit headed by former Focus exec Andrew Karpen. Pawn Sacrifice is tentatively scheduled for a 2015 release. Deadline initially reported the sale.

'Labor Day' trailer: Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet's inconvenient romance -- VIDEO

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Paramount has just released a full-length trailer for Labor Day, the upcoming drama starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet that centers on young Henry Wheeler (Dylan Minnette/Tobey Maguire), an adolescent struggling to take care of his reclusive mother, Adele (Winslet), after his father leaves. On a back-to-school shopping trip, they run into Frank Chambers (Brolin), who convinces them to take him home and then reveals himself to be an escaped inmate convicted of murder.

The trailer shows that there might be more to Frank’s story than what’s being said in the papers, and soon a romance forms between him and Adele.

Watch the trailer for Labor Day below:
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New 'Great Gatsby' character posters feature glitz, glamour, green light -- PHOTOS

Between the trailers, the stills, and your vague recollections of 9th grade English class, you may feel like you’ve already seen Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby. Even so, this awards bait adaptation turned summer blockbuster certainly looks appealing — especially in these pensive new character posters, which combine fabulous ’20s style with the shiniest eyes this side of The Host.

Can English rose Carey Mulligan credibly embody American Jazz Age icon Daisy Buchanan? Will Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gatsby force the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to finally come to its senses? And what’s Tobey Maguire like these days, anyway? We won’t know for sure until Gatsby is finally released May 10 — but in the meantime, these six images can get the discussion started. Prepare to be borne back ceaselessly into the past:

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'The Great Gatsby' trailer: The son of wealthy people, all dead now -- VIDEO

The new trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby puts a sharp focus on Leonardo DiCaprio’s titular gold-hatted party-monger. “I am the son of some very wealthy people,” he explains. “Sadly, they’re all dead now.” Then he brandishes a medal of valor and drives real fast through Roaring ’20s New York. It’s roughly at this point that the trailer turns into an extended visual orgy of fireworks and dancing and green lights across the water. There’s something very sensuous about it — overripe, as if all sorts of funny fruits are going to fall into your hands. Occasionally a line of gray cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest, and immediately the ash-gray men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud, which screens their obscure operations from your sight. So, you know, typical blockbuster fare. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY

'The Details': Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks talk raccoons -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

The Details, out in theaters this Friday, follows the travails of a husband, played by a dopey-faced Tobey Maguire, whose wandering eye and utter boredom with his life leads to infidelity and even darker acts. Check out this clip, below, with Maguire excitedly talking about a guy asphyxiating raccoons to his over-it wife, reading in bed, played by Elizabeth Banks. After the conversation escalates, Banks blurts out, “Don’t deny using a tone when you use a tone. I’m not crazy, I know what I just heard!” To which Maguire replies, “I didn’t call you crazy.” Ah, domestic un-bliss. READ FULL STORY

'The Great Gatsby' gets new release date

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Director Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D film The Great Gatsby will open in theaters nationwide and in Canada on May 10, then worldwide the following week. The film was initially scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas day, but Warner Bros. pushed the release back last August.

The adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton. The film will now be able to “beat on, against the current” as it will no longer be competing with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les MisérablesThis is 40, Zero Dark ThirtyDjango Unchained, and other December blockbusters.

“Audiences have been looking forward to Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of one of the most beloved books of all time, and we felt this beautifully extravagant and dramatic film would be a perfect way for us to kick off our Summer slate,” president of Warner Bros. domestic distribution Dan Fellman said in press release.

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Casting Net: Robert Pattinson to play Lawrence of Arabia. Plus: Tobey Maguire, Dermot Mulroney, Robin Wright

Robert Pattinson will play T.E. Lawrence — i.e. Lawrence of Arabia — in Queen of the Desert, a biopic of English writer and explorer Gertrude Bell (Naomi Watts), who worked with Lawrence to help establish the nation states of Jordan and Iraq after World War I. Director Werner Herzog also penned the screenplay, so it’s sure to be a lighthearted laugh riot. [Variety]

• Tobey Maguire is attached to produce and star in Z for Zachariah, an adaptation of the Robert C. O’Brien novel about a young woman who, thanks to the unique weather patterns of the small, self-contained valley where she lives, believes she is the sole survivor of a nuclear apocalypse. Maguire will play the scientist who comes upon the woman’s home. Craig Zobel (Compliance) is set to direct from a script by Nissar Modi. [Variety]

Dermot Mulroney is the latest actor to sign on to the star-studded feature film version of Tracy Letts‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County. He’ll play Steve, the too-slick-for-his-own-good fiancé to Juliette Lewis‘ Karen, the youngest daughter of Weston family doyenne Violet (Meryl Streep). Julia RobertsChris CooperAbigail Breslin, and Margo Martindale round out the rest of the highly dysfunctional family. John Wells (The Company Men) is directing from Wells’ screenplay. [Deadline]

• Robin Wright is negotiating to join Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams in A Most Wanted Man, based on the John le Carré spy novel about a Chechnian Muslim who finds himself embroiled in the War on Terror when he sneaks into Germany. Anton Corbijn (The American) is directing; Andrew Bovell (Edge of DarknessLantana) penned the script. [Variety]

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Joel Edgerton on 'The Great Gatsby' moving to Summer 2013: 'It feels appropriate'

Fans of Baz Luhrmann’s dazzling visuals and Leonardo DiCaprio’s suave ways were certainly disappointed Monday when Warner Bros. announced that its adaptation of The Great Gatsby is being pushed from a Christmas release to summer 2013.

But when EW caught up with Joel Edgerton — who plays Tom Buchanan in the adaptation — at the premiere of his upcoming family film The Odd Life of Timothy Green Monday night, he was much more upbeat.  READ FULL STORY

'The Great Gatsby' moving to Summer 2013

Looks like the mercurial Jay Gatsby will remain mysteriously out of reach for a bit longer.

Warner Bros. announced today that The Great Gatsby, director Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D adaptation of the seminal novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has been pushed to Summer 2013. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, along with Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton, the film had been slated to open on Christmas day this year. No specific new date was indicated. READ FULL STORY

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