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Production Has Wrapped On Steve Buscemi's The Listener Starring Tessa Thompson

Steve Buscemi is predominantly known for his work as an actor, but he's directed over 15 projects since the early 1990s with his latest sounding like his most ambitious yet. His upcoming feature film, "The Listener," has wrapped production in Los Angeles according to an exclusive reveal from Deadline. The film's script comes from Oscar nominee Alessandro Camon ("The Messenger") and stars Tessa Thompson ("Thor: Ragnarok," "Sorry to Bother You," "Men in Black: International") in the film's only on...
Tags: Movies, News, Los Angeles, Steve Buscemi, Portlandia, Jackie, Tessa Thompson, Thompson, Oren Moverman, Beth, Buscemi, Grady, Atlas Industries, Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev, Wren Arthur

Willie Nelson Opening His Archives for New Docuseries From Directors Thom Zimny and Oren Moverman

Willie Nelson is participating in a docuseries about his life, “Willie Nelson and Family,” with production said to be already “well underway” on the project from Blackbird Presents and Sight Unseen Pictures. The co-directors of the “definitive” multi-part series are Thom Zimny, best known as Bruce Springsteen’s regular filmic collaborator, and Emmy winner and Oscar […]
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, News, Willie Nelson, Oren Moverman, Sight Unseen Pictures, Thom Zimny, Blackbird Presents

Woody Harrelson is ‘The Man With the Miraculous Hands’ for Director Oren Moverman

Woody Harrelson may be the man with the crazy Carnage wig in Venom, but he’s going to be The Man With The Miraculous Hands in a new World War II psychological thriller from The Messenger director Oren Moverman. Deadline reports that Harrelson is set to star in The Man With The Miraculous Hands, a psychological thriller set in World War II that adapts Joseph Kessel’s novel The Man with the Miraculous Hands: The Fantastic Story of Felix Kersten, Himmler’s Private Doctor. Per Deadline, The Man ...
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Woody Harrelson to Star in Oren Moverman’s ‘The Man With the Miraculous Hands’

Three time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson is set to star in the feature film adaptation of Joseph Kessel’s novel “The Man With the Miraculous Hands: The Fantastic Story of Felix Kersten, Himmler’s Private Doctor.” Oren Moverman, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of “The Messenger,” is set to write and direct the film which is being produced by […]
Tags: News, Global, Woody Harrelson, Oren Moverman, Joseph Kessel, Felix Kersten Himmler

Woody Harrelson to Star in ‘The Man With the Miraculous Hands’

Three time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson is set to star in the feature film adaptation of Joseph Kessel’s novel “The Man With the Miraculous Hands: The Fantastic Story of Felix Kersten, Himmler’s Private Doctor.” The World War II psychological thriller will star Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt”) in the […]
Tags: News, Global, Woody Harrelson, Oren Moverman, Larry Flynt, Joseph Kessel, Felix Kersten Himmler

‘Parasite’ Filmmaker Bong Joon Ho to Produce Immigration Drama ‘Sea Fog’

“Parasite” filmmaker Bong Joon Ho is set to produce the immigration drama “Sea Fog” at Participant Media. Matt Palmer, who directed “Calibre,” is writing and directing “Sea Fog,” based on a previous draft by Oren Moverman. “Sea Fog” is based on the 2014 Korean film “Haemoo,” which follows a fishing-boat crew on a dangerous commission […]
Tags: News, Oren Moverman, Bong Joon-ho, Parasite, Matt Palmer, Sea Fog

‘Independent Cinema, As We Know It And As We Love It, Is Over’

Director and producer Oren Moverman: “The idea of independent financing, putting together films that have no home, taking them to festivals, trying to sell them — they’re going to have to take on a very different model, if they get made. A lot of producers I talk to are looking to set up projects with the streamers, the studios, whoever’s going to be left standing. Whereas the sort of grungy putting together of ten dollars here, ten dollars there to make a film — it’s possible from a financial ...
Tags: Art, Media, Oren Moverman, 07.29.20

Director Oren Moverman on the Future of Movies: ‘Independent Cinema, As We Know it, Is Over’

Oren Moverman began his career as a screenwriter, scripting such landmarks of independent film as “Jesus’ Son” and (with Todd Haynes) “I’m Not There.” In 2009, he made his directorial debut with “The Messenger,” an Iraq-war homefront drama that attracted major critical acclaim as well as two Oscar nominations (for best original screenplay and for […]
Tags: News, Iraq, Bad Education, Columns, Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman, Jesus Son

Elizabeth Chomko to Direct Bess Kalb’s ‘Nobody Will Tell You This But Me’

In a competitive deal, Sight Unseen has acquired the film rights to Bess Kalb’s wildly imaginative memoir, “Nobody Will Tell You This But Me,” which was published by Knopf on March 17. Elizabeth Chomko will direct from a script adapted by Kalb. Sight Unseen’s Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev, and Oren Moverman will produce. Chomko will […]
Tags: News, Oren Moverman, Elizabeth Chomko, Bess Kalb, Eddie Vaisman Julia Lebedev, Chomko, Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, Kalb Sight Unseen

Woody Harrelson, Agnieszka Holland to Headline Prague Film Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

Woody Harrelson, Agnieszka Holland and Hirokazu Kore-eda are among the industry figures headlining the 27th edition of the Prague International Film Festival, which is set to go ahead despite fears around the coronavirus. Harrelson will appear alongside Oren Moverman, who is receiving a Kristián award for his contributions to global cinema, to present the L.A. […]
Tags: News, Global, Actors, Festivals, Woody Harrelson, Directors, Oren Moverman, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hirokazu Kore, Harrelson, Agnieszka Holland, Woody Harrelson Agnieszka Holland

Rebecca Hall’s Passing Adds Castle Rock’s Andre Holland

Rebecca Hall’s Passing adds Castle Rock’s Andre Holland The film adaptation of Harlem Renaissance novel Passing from Rebecca Hall (Godzilla vs. Kong) in her directorial debut has expanded its already strong cast with the addition of Moonlight and Castle Rock alum Andre Holland, according to Deadline. RELATED: Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga to Star in Passing Based on Nella Larsen’s novel from 1929, Passing follows the events set off by a reunion of two high school friends named Clare Kendry (R...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Amc, Brad Pitt, Hall, Tessa Thompson, Thompson, Oren Moverman, Rebecca Hall, Kong, Irene, Clare, Harlem Renaissance, Astra, MCU, Castle Rock

Human Capital Adds Maya Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard & Betty Gabriel

Human Capital adds Maya Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard & Betty Gabriel Following the recent casting of Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei, Deadline reports that Stranger Things star Maya Hawke has been tapped to join in director Marc Meyers’ forthcoming film adaptation Human Capital, based on Stephen Amidon’s 2005 novel of the same name. In addition to Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard (Boys Don’t Cry, Jarhead) and Betty Gabriel (Get Out) have also been cast for the film. Human Capital is a family dram...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, House, Hugh Jackman, Quentin Tarantino, Jack Black, Eli Roth, Human Capital, Peter Sarsgaard, Robin, Tarantino, Oren Moverman, Hawke, Golden Globe, Ian

Marisa Tomei Joins Liev Schreiber in Human Capital

Marisa Tomei joins Liev Schreiber in Human Capital Deadline reports that Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, What Women Want) has signed on to play the role of Carrie in the forthcoming film adaptation Human Capital, based on Stephen Amidon’s 2005 novel of the same name. Tomei will be joining Alex Wolff as Ian and Golden Globe nominated actor Liev Schreiber (Spotlight, Ray Donovan) as Drew, who’s also set to serve as the film’s producer through his Illuminated Content...
Tags: Movies, Jack Nicholson, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Human Capital, Adam Sandler, Oren Moverman, Golden Globe, Ian, Vinny, Carrie, Marisa Tomei, Tomei, Moverman, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler

Alex Wolff Joins Hugh Jackman Comedy Bad Education

Alex Wolff joins Hugh Jackman comedy Bad Education According to Deadline, Hereditary star Alex Wolff has signed on to join in Thoroughbreds director Cory Finley’s forthcoming comedy film Bad Education, opposite Hugh Jackman (Logan,The Greatest Showman), Ray Romano and Allison Janey. Bad Education follows the story of a school district superintendent (Jackman) who works for the betterment of the student’s education while embezzling public funds to live the life he wants. The film comes to us f...
Tags: Movies, Hugh Jackman, Sony, Bad Education, Les Miserables, Avengers, Oren Moverman, Logan, Barnum, Ray Romano, Jean Valjean, Jackman, Karen Gillan, Toni Collette, ComingSoon, Movie News

Oren Moverman to Adapt ‘The Good Girl’ to Series With Grey Matter Productions, Topic Studios

Grey Matter Productions and Topic Studios are set to produce a new television drama series based on Mary Kubica’s novel “The Good Girl,” with Oren Moverman (“The Messenger,” “Rampart,” “Time Out of Mind”) adapting. Topic Studios’ Adam Pincus and Lisa Leingang will executive produce with Grey Matter’s Lawrence Grey and Ben Everard. Grey Matter’s Seana […]
Tags: News, Oren Moverman, Mary Kubica, Grey Matter, Lawrence Grey, Grey Matter Productions, Seana, Topic Studios, Lisa Leingang, The Good Girl, Grey Matter Productions Topic Studios, Adam Pincus, Ben Everard Grey Matter

Rebecca Hall to Direct Ruth Negga, Tessa Thompson in ‘Passing’

Rebecca Hall has been hired to direct Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson in the thriller “Passing.” Hall is making her feature directorial debut on the project, directing from a script she adapted from Nella Larsen’s Harlem Renaissance novella. Margot Hand of Picture Films and Oren Moverman of Sight Unseen are set to produce, with Angela […]
Tags: News, Tessa Thompson, Oren Moverman, Rebecca Hall, Angela, Ruth Negga, Passing, Nella Larsen, Ruth Negga Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga to Star in Passing

Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga to star in passing Deadline is reporting that Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Sorry to Bother You) and Ruth Negga (Preacher, Warcraft) have been cast as the leads in Passing, the directorial debut of actress Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women). Based on Nella Larsen’s Harlem Renaissance novel from 1929, Passing follows the events set off by a reunion of two high school friends named Clare Kendry (Negga) and Irene Redfield (Thompson). H...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Rebecca, Sony, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Pitt, Chris Hemsworth, James Gray, Hall, Tessa Thompson, Thompson, Oren Moverman, Rebecca Hall, Robinson, Irene, Clare

‘Puzzle’ Director Marc Turtletaub on the Fascinating World of Competitive Puzzling and His Upcoming Mr. Rogers Movie [Interview]

For most of the 2000s, Marc Turtletaub has been one of the leading producers of mid-size indie works (many of them quite successful), so it should come as no surprise that he would take an interest in directing one of his own. After making his directorial debut with 2013’s Gods Behaving Badly , he’s helmed Puzzle , which received a great deal of attention at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is scheduled to open in theaters today. /Film spoke about Puzzle with Turtleta...
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‘Blockers’ Star Geraldine Viswanathan Joins Hugh Jackman’s ‘Bad Education’

Blockers breakout star Geraldine Viswanathan is graduating to even bigger and better projects. The rising star has joined the Bad Education cast, where she will star opposite Hugh Jackman. Variety reports that Viswanathan will co-star with Hugh Jackman in his upcoming high school comedy/drama Bad Education, a project that is being billed as a descendent to the Reese Witherspoon’s scathingly funny dark comedy Election. Set to be helmed by Thoroughbreds director Cory Finley and written by I Th...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Reese Witherspoon, Casting, Netflix, Hugh-Jackman, Tbs, Ben Stiller, Bad Education, Allison Janney, Oren Moverman, Overbrook, HALA, La La Land, Viswanathan, Brian Kavanaugh Jones

Hugh Jackman in Talks to Star in Bad Education

Hugh Jackman is in talks to star in the upcoming film Bad Education Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman) is in talks to star in the upcoming film Bad Education, according to Variety. The film comes to us from Automatik and was written by Mike Makowsky who wrote I Think We’re Alone Now. Bad Education will be directed by Cory Finley, who directed the much-talked about Thoroughbreds. There are no details as of yet about the plot, but the site reports that there will be an Election feel to the fil...
Tags: Movies, Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables, Oren Moverman, Logan, Jean Valjean, Gary Hart, ComingSoon, Movie News, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Cory Finley, Makowsky, Mike Makowsky, Automatik, Fred Berger La La Land, Eddie Vaisman Julia Lebdev

Writer-director Oren Moverman Discusses 'The Dinner' and Transforming Literature to Film

Israeli born writer-director Oren Moverman's The Dinner (2017), an adaptation of Herman Koch's novel, sees two continuations within his directorial body of work. Having established a collaboration with actor Woody Harrelson for his feature debut The Messenger (2009) and Rampart (2011), he has also forged a collaboration with Richard Gere, first in Time Out of Mind (2014) and now The Dinner . Thematically familial relationships have be...
Tags: Europe, Music, Crime, Drama, Interview, Israel, United States, Thriller, Woody Harrelson, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Kurt Vonnegut, Oren Moverman, PAUL, Herman Koch

PopPolitics: Oren Moverman on Why ‘The Dinner’ Is ‘Very Trumpian’ (Listen)

Oren Moverman says that his new movie “The Dinner” is “very Trumpian” — and points to the premise of his project as proof. Steve Coogan stars as a school teacher who suffers from mental illness, and Richard Gere plays his brother, a rising politician. They and their wives meet for dinner one night at a... Read more »
Tags: News, Biz, Laura Poitras, Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Oren Moverman, The Dinner

Couples Struggle With A Moral Dilemma In 'The Dinner'

The Dinner is a new movie juxtaposing haute cuisine with a terrible crime. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks director Oren Moverman about it.
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See Richard Gere And Laura Linney As Sparring Parents In 'Virginia Woolf'-Type Thriller

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Tags: News, Virginia, Huffington Post, Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Oren Moverman, John C Reilly, HuffPost, Matthew Jacobs, Virgnia Woolf, Kate Winslet Christoph Waltz Jodie Foster, Adam Scott Taylor Schilling Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godr, Richard Gere Rebecca Hall Steve Coogan

Interview: Dan Stevens is Back on the Big Screen in The Ticket

With four new films and a hit Marvel series, Dan Stevens has a massive start to 2017 2017 might very well belong to Dan Stevens. The English star first caught fans’ eyes as Downton Abbey‘s Matthew Crawley and soon won over genre fans as the lead of Adam Wingard‘s stylish thriller The Guest. In 2017, he has already played one of the title roles in the current biggest movie of the year. Walt Disney Pictures‘ Beauty and the Beast has passed $900 million at the global box office. This Friday sees...
Tags: Feature, Jessica Chastain, New York, Downton Abbey, Movies, Charles Dickens, Emma Watson, Norman, Noah Hawley, Dan Stevens, Marshall, Steven, Oren Moverman, Dickens, Stevens, Matthew Crawley

Stephen Colbert Talks With Bill Nye, John Turturro Among Highlights of Montclair Film Festival Lineup

High-profile films screening at the annual New Jersey event include 'Casting JonBenet,' 'City of Ghosts' and Oren Moverman's 'The Dinner.'read more
Tags: Movies, Stephen Colbert, New Jersey, Oren Moverman, Bill Nye John Turturro, Casting JonBenet City

‘The Dinner’ Trailer: A Not-So-Light Meal with the Family

Oren Moverman is a hell of a storyteller. Love & Mercy, The Messenger, Rampart, and I’m Not There are movies fueled by beauty and pain. The emotions are almost always palpable in his stories. The Academy Award-nominated screenwriter has directed another film, The Dinner, which reunites him with his Time Out of Mind star, Richard Gere. Below, watch The Dinner trailer. Gere plays Stan Lohman, a congressman running for Governor. His campaign is thrown into jeopardy when his son commits a terrib...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Movie Trailers, Cate Blanchett, Richard-Gere, Oren Moverman, Rebecca-Hall, PAUL, Gere, Koch, Herman Koch, Claire, Barbara, Stan, Moverman, Steve-Coogan

Berlin Film Review: ‘The Dinner’

“The Dinner” has a catchy atmosphere of disturbance. Written and directed by Oren Moverman, and adapted from the best-selling novel by Herman Koch (first published in the Netherlands in 2009), the film ultimately descends from the genre invented by “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Two couples assemble for a “civilized” get-together — dinner and drinks,... Read more »
Tags: Reviews, Film, Markets & Festivals, Netherlands, Richard Gere, Virginia Woolf, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Oren Moverman, Rebecca Hall, Herman Koch, The Dinner

Berlinale: Richard Gere Blasts Trump Over Refugee Policies

Speaking at a press conference at the Berlinale on Friday, Richard Gere excoriated U.S. President Donald Trump for spreading fear, saying the most vile thing he had done was “conflating two words: refugee and terrorist.” “That is his biggest crime, conflating those two words. A refugee is someone who seeks refuge, it is someone we... Read more »
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Berlin: Watch the Press Conference for 'The Dinner' With Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney

Oren Moverman's latest unspools in the Berlin festival's competition more
Tags: Movies, Berlin, Oren Moverman, Richard Gere Steve Coogan Laura Linney