Posts filtered by tags: McCarten[x]


 

Bohemian Rhapsody Screenwriter Challenges Studio Claims That The Movie Lost $51 Million

Screenwriter Anthony McCarten, who co-wrote the script for the Oscar-winning "Bohemian Rhapsody," has filed a lawsuit against co-producer Graham King and his production company, GK Films, one of the studios behind the film.Made on a budget of $55 million, "Bohemian Rhapsody" took in almost a billion dollars worldwide. It was the highest-grossing non-franchise film of 2018, but according to Fox, the film's distributor, it still has not turned a profit, and in fact lost $51 million.Disney has sinc...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Fox, Harry Potter, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, Whitney Houston, King, Phoenix, David Prowse, GK Films, Graham King, Anthony McCarten, McCarten


Whitney Houston Biopic in the Works from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Screenwriter and ‘The Photograph’ Director

Following the box office success and awards acclaim of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, another biopic about a legendary singer is in the works, this time focusing on the iconic Whitney Houston. The Whitney Houston Estate is teaming up with Primary Wave and legendary Grammy-winning music producer Clive Davis for a biopic called I Wanna Dance With Somebody, lifted from the singer’s chart-topping single from her 1987 album Whitney. Since Bohemian Rhapsody kickstarted this new wave of superstar si...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Abc, Houston, Whitney Houston, Whitney, True Story, Jersey, Jennifer Hudson, Clive Davis, First Wives Club, Pat Houston, Issa Rae, Whitney Houston Biopic, Stella Meghie


Whitney Houston Biopic in the Works With Director Stella Meghie

A Whitney Houston biopic, titled “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” is in development from “The Photograph” director Stella Meghie. The Whitney Houston Estate, Primary Wave, music producer Clive Davis and Anthony McCarten are producing the film about the iconic musician, who died in 2012 at the age of 48. McCarten, whose credits include “The Two […]
Tags: Whitney Houston, Clive Davis, Whitney Houston Biopic, Stella Meghie, Anthony McCarten, McCarten, Whitney Houston Estate


The True Story Behind the Movie The Two Popes

At the world’s oldest institutions, change is never something to be taken lightly. And nowhere is that more true than in the Roman Catholic Church, one of the oldest institutions in the world, where in recent decades the priestly leadership has faced a now-familiar debate: whether, in changing times, to adapt to new expectations or hold fast to the old ways. That debate is at the center of The Two Popes , a new film from writer Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour, Bohemian Rhapsody) and d...
Tags: Movies, News, Germany, Nazis, Church, Uncategorized, Rome, Netflix, Munich, Atlantic, New York Times, Pope Francis, Vatican, Argentina, Catholic Church, Catholic


Film News Roundup: ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Feature Adaptation Taps ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer

In today’s film news roundup, “Three Identical Strangers” is moving ahead, Skeet Ulrich has been cast with Tom Hanks, the “Minions” sequel has been titled and “Vegas Dave” is getting a movie. MCCARTEN ATTACHED “Bohemian Rhapsody” screenwriter Anthony McCarten will write and produce the feature adaptation of the documentary “Three Identical Strangers.” Raw, Film4 and […]
Tags: News, Tom Hanks, Skeet Ulrich, Anthony McCarten, McCarten, Three Identical Strangers, Vegas Dave


‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Review: Another One Bites the Dust

Rami Malek wears prosthetic choppers in a by-the-book biopic of Freddie Mercury and Queen.
Tags: Movies, News, Singer, Anthony, Bryan, Rami Malek, Malek, Fletcher, McCarten, Rami (1981-, Bohemian Rhapsody (Movie, Dexter (1966-


Jean-Marc Vallee Attached To Direct John Lennon & Yoko Ono Movie

Jean-Marc Vallee attached to direct John Lennon & Yoko Ono movie The upcoming Universal Pictures biopic surrounding the lives of former Beatles musician John Lennon and wife Yoko Ono has signed on Jean-Marc Vallee to direct and rewrite the screenplay, according to Variety. RELATED: Bohemian Rhapsody Featurette Reveals How the Cast Became Queen Universal first attempted to option the rights to the script, written by Ono and Anthony McCarten (The Darkest Hour, Bohemian Rhapsody) and being pro...
Tags: Hbo, London, Movies, Reese Witherspoon, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Nicole Kidman, Paul Mccartney, Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Jean Marc Vallee, Lennon, Universal Pictures, John Cage, Vallee, Ono


Darkest Hour Interviews with Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn and Joe Wright

Darkest Hour interviews with Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn and Joe Wright The Focus Features and Working Title Films film Darkest Hour will expand wide in theaters on December 22 and we recently got a chance to chat with the cast, including Gary Oldman, who plays Winston Churchill, Ben Mendelsohn, who plays King George IV, and director Joe Wright. You can watch our Darkest Hour interviews in the player below. The original screenplay is by Anthony McCarten, an Academy Award nominee and BAFTA Awa...
Tags: Feature, Movies, Germany, Winston Churchill, Nazi, Cinderella, Neville Chamberlain, Gary Oldman, Focus, Ben Mendelsohn, John Hurt, King, Churchill, Great Britain, Western Europe, Lily James


‘Dunkirk’ vs. ‘Darkest Hour’: How Christopher Nolan Succeeds Where Joe Wright Fails

It’s one of those strange coincidences that occurs every few years: two different films cover the same subject matter and happen to be released in close proximity. Typically, it happens in big-budget situations – audiences were able to see two different movies about asteroids headed for Earth (Armageddon and Deep Impact) as well as two different movies about anthropomorphized ants (Antz and A Bug’s Life) in 1998. This year, something similar is happening and even more remarkably so. Two very di...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, UK, Movies, Drama, Nazis, America, War, Features, Britain, United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, Michael Caine, James McAvoy, Parliament, Hitler


This British movie invasion is just the worst

I declare Brexit. I’m breaking up with British heritage movies, I mean. Our patriot forebears didn’t fight King George for future American generations to be cinematically occupied by all these emphatic eccentrics and benign monarchs trying to recolonize us with their overdecorated country homes. Despite occasional steel-spined masterpieces such as “The Queen” and Merchant-Ivory (neither of whom were English, btw) literary adaptations like “Howards End,” “The Remains of the Day” and borderline wh...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, England, Downton Abbey, Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Winston Churchill, Harvey Weinstein, Oscar, Diana, Judi Dench, Charles Dickens, Cavendish, Mike Leigh, Victoria


This British invasion is just the worst

I declare Brexit. I’m breaking up with British heritage movies, I mean. Our patriot forebears didn’t fight King George for future American generations to be cinematically occupied by all these emphatic eccentrics and benign monarchs trying to recolonize us with their overdecorated country homes. Despite occasional steel-spined masterpieces such as “The Queen” and Merchant-Ivory (neither of whom were English, btw) literary adaptations like “Howards End,” “The Remains of the Day” and borderline wh...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, England, Downton Abbey, Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Winston Churchill, Harvey Weinstein, Oscar, Diana, Judi Dench, Charles Dickens, Cavendish, Mike Leigh, Victoria


Gary Oldman Becomes Churchill in New Darkest Hour Trailer

Gary Oldman becomes Churchill in new Darkest Hour trailer Focus Features has released the new Darkest Hour trailer, which you can view in the player below. Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina) and starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, Darkest Hour opens domestically in select cities on November 22, 2017. A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchi...
Tags: Movies, Germany, Winston Churchill, Nazi, Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Churchill, James, Western Europe, Clementine, Anna Karenina, Focus Features, OLDMAN, Joe Wright, Scott Thomas, Kristin Scott Thomas


The New Darkest Hour Poster Featuring Gary Oldman as Churchill

The new Darkest Hour poster featuring Gary Oldman as Churchill Focus Features has released the new Darkest Hour poster, which you can view in the gallery below. Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina) and starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, Darkest Hour opens domestically in select cities on November 22, 2017. A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Ch...
Tags: Movies, Germany, Winston Churchill, Nazi, Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Churchill, James, Western Europe, Clementine, Anna Karenina, Focus Features, OLDMAN, Joe Wright, Scott Thomas, Kristin Scott Thomas


‘Darkest Hour’ Review: Gary Oldman Gives the Best Performance of His Career [TIFF]

It’s been a surprisingly big year for Dunkirk. Earlier this year, Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk both told stories about the evacuation of British troops from the beach at Dunkirk during World War II. Now Joe Wright , who also chronicled the events of Dunkirk in Atonement , tells yet another version of this story with Darkest Hour . Darkest Hour is the behind-the-scenes look at not so much the evacuation itself, but the events leading up the evac...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, England, Movies, Drama, France, Toronto, Features, Movie Reviews, Hitler, Gary-Oldman, Halifax, True Story, Dunkirk, Churchill, Lily James, Darkest Hour


Darkest Hour Trailer and Poster Featuring Gary Oldman as Churchill

Darkest Hour trailer and poster featuring Gary Oldman as Churchill Focus Features has debuted the first trailer and poster for Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina) and starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. Check out the Darkest Hour trailer below, along with the poster in the gallery below! A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchi...
Tags: Movies, Germany, Winston Churchill, Nazi, Gary Oldman, Churchill, Western Europe, Anna Karenina, OLDMAN, Joe Wright, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, ComingSoon, Movie News, Great Britain Winston Churchill Academy Award, Churchill Focus Features