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“Doctor Strange” Trailer To Debut Next Week

Jimmy Kimmel will host a superheroes special next week and it has been announced that the “Doctor Strange” trailer will debut on Tuesday (April 12). Be sure to tune in and check your local listings for the time. The Wrap is reporting the following story:

Jimmy Kimmel will play host to a lot of superheroes next week in honor of “Captain America: Civil War,” which will include the exclusive debut of the first trailer for “Doctor Strange.”

The Marvel extravaganza continues on Apr. 12 with “Doctor Strange” star Benedict Cumberbatch, who will exclusively debut the upcoming film’s trailer, as well as Clark Gregg from ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m./10:35c on ABC.

Doctor Strangejust wrapped up principal photography. The movie will be released on November 4, 2016 in the U.S.

“Doctor Strange”: It’s A Wrap!

Director Scott Derrickson confirmed on his official twitter account that “Doctor Strange” wrapped up filming yesterday (April 3rd). Principal photography for the movie began last November. Most of the filming took place in the Longcross Studios in the UK. The movie also shot on location in London, New York, Hong Kong and Kathmandu, Nepal. Rachel co-stars in the anticipated movie alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Cumberbatch, Ejiofor and Mikkelsen were spotted filming on location in New York this past weekend. It’s still not confirmed who Rachel will be playing, but EW revealed earlier that she will play “a fellow surgeon that has a history with Strange”. The movie will be released on November 4, 2016 in the U.S. and October 28, 2016 in the U.K.

Netflix Acquires “The Little Prince”

THR is reporting that Netflix picked up the U.S. right to “The Little Prince“. Paramount was previously set to release the movie in the U.S. today, but dropped it last week. No release date has been announced yet but the movie is expected to get released this year.

Netflix has picked up Paramount Pictures’ domestic rights to The Little Prince, the new animated film based on the 1943 book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

The studio had originally slated the movie to open in U.S. theaters on March 18, but then quietly pulled it off that date. It is now expected to premiere stateside on the streaming service later this year.

The film, directed by Mark Osborne, an Oscar nominee for Kung Fu Panda, premiered out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival last May and has grossed $100 million intrnationally (excluding the U.K., Australia, Scandinavia and Spain), where it was handled by various distributors. Last month, it was awarded France’s Cesar Award for best animated film.

Little Prince combines 3D computer animation and stop-motion, and has a voice cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco and Benicio del Toro.

Paramount’s international arm handled the release of the film in France last summer.

Paramount Drops “The Little Prince”

This is very unexpected and disappointing news: IGN is reporting that Paramount will no longer release “The Little Prince” in the United States, which was expected to get released next Friday, March 18.

Paramount Pictures has confirmed to IGN that they will no longer release The Little Prince, which was set to open in theaters next Friday, March 18. The studio didn’t provide a reason for why they opted to drop the film so close to opening day.

Mark Osborne directed the movie, which is based on the classic tale published in 1943. The Little Prince’s voice cast includes Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard and Benicio Del Toro.

Director Mark Osborne released the following statement (via his official twitter account):

“Many thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love and support in these strange times. As it turns out, the much anticipated U.S. release of this special and unique film will have to be anticipated just a little bit more. All I can say is ‘The Little Prince’ will in fact be released by another distributor later this year. Until then, head to Canada! The film opens there in wide release this weekend!”

The movie won the César Award (French equivalent of the Academy Awards) for Best Animated Film last month and already hit the $100 million mark in the international box office.

“Spotlight” Expands to 1,000 Theaters

“Spotlight” Expands to 1,000 Theaters

Open Road has announced that “Spotlight” will expand again to 1,000 theaters starting today in the United States. The movie earned Rachel her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and won the Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay award. The Wrap is reporting the following story:

Best Picture Oscar winner “Spotlight” will expand to about 1,000 theaters this weekend, Open Road Films said Monday.

Its’s a victory lap for “Spotlight,” the R-rated drama detailing the Boston Globe’s uncovering of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal. It also won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, which was written by director Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer.

“Spotlight” opened in limited release on Nov. 6 and has gone on to take in $39.1 million domestically, about 30 percent of which has come after its Jan. 14 Best Picture nomination. It has also grossed $22.6 million overseas for a worldwide total of $61.8 million, against a budget of $20 million.

“Spotlight” rolled out on DVD last week, has been available for download since Feb. 12, and is currently No. 1 on iTunes. Over the weekend it was in 684 theaters, up 285 from the previous week, and grossed roughly $785,000.

The ensemble cast also includes Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci and John Slattery.

“Spotlight” Digital HD, Blu-Ray & DVD Details

Open Road Film has announced the details for the Blu-Ray/DVD release of “Spotlight“. The Blu-Ray & DVD release for the movie is on February 23. The movie is available, starting today, in the U.S. on Digital HD. The Digital HD (on Itunes), Blu-Ray and DVD all include 3 special features. Be sure to head over to to find your preferred platform. The movie is nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and earned Rachel her very first Academy Award nomination (for Best Supporting Actress). The official press release can be found below (via PR Newswire):

The riveting true story of the dedicated investigative team that blew the lid off a monumental cover up, Spotlight is now available on Digital HD, and comes to Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and On Demand on February 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Tom McCarthy (Up, The Station Agent), this taut drama goes behind the scenes of one of the most notorious scandals in recent history as a small group of intrepid journalists take on a seemingly unbeatable opponent — and win. “A tour de force” (Variety), Spotlight on Blu-ray™ and DVD features an insightful “making-of” documentary and revealing conversations with the filmmakers.
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“The Little Prince” Nominated For César Award

“The Little Prince” Nominated For César Award

The 41st Annual César Awards (French equivalent of the Academy Awards) announced it’s nominations yesterday and “The Little Prince” (Le Petit Prince) is nominated for Best Animated Film. The movie became the most successful French animated film ever abroad in 2015 according to Deadline. For a full list with nominees be sure to head over to the official website. The movie will be released in the United States on March 18 of this year, and was therefor not eligible for this year’s Academy Awards. The movie is set to open the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival next week, on February 3, as we previously reported.

“Spotlight” Academy Award Nominations Reactions

As we reported earlier this week “Spotlight” received 6 Oscar nominations this week, including a Best Actress In A Supporting Role for Rachel herself. The initial reactions of Rachel and the cast and crew of the movie can be found in our previous post, but the filmmakers released additional statements to the press which we will round-up in this post. Excerpts can be found below. The 88th Academy Awards will be held on February 28, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Rachel On Her Nomination: “This is such an incredible honour. I am shocked and delighted, Thank you to Tom, the cast, the entire Spotlight team, especially Sacha Pfeiffer and the Academy. What a tremendous recognition, not just for me but for this important film. Never been so happy to get a call at 6 a.m.!”

Rachel is expected to attend the Critics’ Choice Awards this weekend, alongside Sacha Pfeiffer. She is nominated for 3 Critics’ Choice Awards for her work in both “True Detective” (Best Actress Limited Series) and “Spotlight” (Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble)

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Rachel In Talks For “Collateral Beauty”?

As we are still beaming with joy from yesterday’s Oscar nomination more good news has surfaced. The Wrap is reporting that Rachel is in talks to join the “Collateral Beauty“. If everything works out it would mean she would reunite with her “State Of Play” co-star Helen Mirren, her “The Lucky Ones” co-star Michael Peña and her “Southpaw” co-star Naomie Harris. Rachel is currently still filming “Doctor Strange” and making her rounds for “Spotlight” during award season. Production for “Collateral Beauty” is expected to begin next month, according to The Wrap:

New Line and director David Frankel are pulling together a star-studded cast to join Will Smith and Helen Mirren in “Collateral Beauty,” as Edward Norton, Michael Pena and Naomie Harris are set to join the ensemble, while newly-anointed Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams is also in talks, multiple individuals familiar with the situation have told TheWrap.

New Line did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Written by Allan Loeb, “Collateral Beauty” follows a New York advertising executive (Smith) who experiences a personal tragedy, so his colleagues try to come up with a plan to get him out of his funk. It works, but in a different way than imagined.

PalmStar CEO Kevin Frakes and Anthony Bregman are producing with Loeb and Anonymous Content’s Bard Dorros and Michael Sugar, the latter of whom received an Oscar nomination earlier Thursday as a producer on “Spotlight.”

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Latest “Spotlight” News Round-Up

We will round up the latest “Spotlight” news in this post. First of all, Rachel received a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 2015 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren and Alicia Vikander won for her work in Ex-Machina. Rachel also received a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Central Ohio Film Critics Association alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Alicia Vikander and Kate Winslet. Additionally, Rachel also received a nomination from the Denver Film Critics Society for Best Supporting Actress alongside Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Additionally, “Spotlight” received 3 BAFTA nominations earlier this week. The movie received nominations in the Best Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo). The producers of the movie also received a nomination at the Producers Guild Awards.

Secondly, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation will host a “Spotlight” screening followed by a Q&A with Rachel and her co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Liev Schreiber on Monday (January 11) as part of their the Conversations series. Rachel received two nominations (Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble) for the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards last month for her work in the movie. For more information be sure to head over to their official website. “Spotlight” continues to receive award season buzz. The movie seems to be one of the front runners for the Best Picture race. Rachel also received individual buzz for her performance. She’s still part of the latest top 5 of Best Supporting Actresses front runners prediction lists according to various sources, including THR and Variety. The Oscar nomination poll closed on Friday (January 8) and the nominations will be announced next week, on January 14.

Finally, the Golden Globes Awards are today and The Wrap is reporting that Rachel is expected to attend and she will bring her “Spotlight” counterpart Sacha Pfeiffer as her date. Rachel missed the pre-Golden Globes party hosted by Open Road Films on Friday, because she was filming “Doctor Strange” in London. Be sure to tune in tonight, 8pm ET on NBC. The red carpet pre-show begins at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Be sure to check your local listing for the time.

“The Little Prince” To Open SBIFF 2016!

“The Little Prince” To Open SBIFF 2016!

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced yesterday that “The Little Prince” is set as the opening night film for the festival on February 3. This will mark the U.S. premiere for the movie, which premiered last year at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie will be released on March 18 in the U.S. The SBIFF previously announced that Rachel will receive American Riviera Award alongside her “Spotlight” co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton. The ceremony will take place on February 5. The SBIFF runs from February 3-13 and for more information be sure to head over to the official website.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “THE LITTLE PRINCE” at the Arlington Theatre on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016. Directed by Mark Osborne and featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, James Franco, Mackenzie Foy, and Benicio Del Toro, “THE LITTLE PRINCE” is based on the classic tale of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Opening Night Film + Gala is co-sponsored by Bella Vista Designs.

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