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  • 'A Walk in the Woods' starts shooting with Ken Kwapis at the helm

    'A Walk in the Woods' starts shooting with Ken Kwapis at the helm
    "A Walk in the Woods" has taken a big step forward. The long-planned adaptation of Bill Bryson's 1998 memoir has begun production with director Ken Kwapis ("He's Just Not That Into You") at the helm, the film's backers, Wildwood Enterprises and Route...
  • Emma Thompson, Nick Offerman Joining Robert Redford on 'A Walk in the Woods'

    Emma Thompson, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal have joined Robert Redford in the independent drama "A Walk in the Woods." Wildwood Enterprises and Route One Films started production Monday on the film, an adaptation of travel writer Bill Bryson's...
  • 'The Love Punch' not a direct comedy hit

     'The Love Punch' not a direct comedy hit
    Five years after the romantic drama "Last Chance Harvey," British filmmaker Joel Hopkins reteams with Emma Thompson for a caper set on the Côte d'Azur. The writer-director's affection for characters in late middle age is clear, but it's not enough to...
  • 'Now: In the Wings on a World Stage' shows romance of theater

    As much as theater and film have in common, and that's a lot, their core differences can be formidable. A film is the same every time you see it, while "the thrill of theater," says Sam Mendes, who has worked in both arenas, "is the fact that it's alive,...
  • U.K.-Based MediCinema Uses Showbiz Connections to Build Movie Theaters in Hospitals

    Laughter may be the best medicine, but movies run a close second. At least that's what MediCinema has found. The U.K. charity builds movie theaters in hospitals, and screens the latest film releases for patients and their families for free. It recently...
  • 'Sold' to Open London Indian Film Festival

    After kicking off the Indian Film Festival Los Angeles in April, Jeffrey Brown's "Sold," produced by Emma Thompson, will have its European premiere at the London Indian Film Festival this summer. Based on Patricia McCormick's "Sold," the real-life...
  • Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman Talk a Sexy New Show at Lucille Lortel Awards

    Camaraderie, positivity and lots of theater love filled the air at the 29th annual Lucille Lortel Awards Sunday at the NYU Skirball Center in downtown Manhattan. Hosts Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, currently staring in their own limited Off-...
  • Film Review: 'The Love Punch'

    Building on the commercial proposition suggested five years ago in the late-middle-age romance "Last Chance Harvey," writer-director Joel Hopkins once again attempts to woo the more mature cinemagoer with "The Love Punch," a creaky heist-caper comedy that...
  • Cannes Jury Session Ranges From Political to Jovial

    There was a feminist theme going on at the beginning of the Cannes jury press conference, Wednesday, but the assembled panel of actors and directors soon shifted into safer, less political territory. Jury president, Jane Campion was introduced as the...
  • CANNES: Emma Thompson, Daniel Bruhl, Mark Rylance Join 'Alone in Berlin'

    CANNES -- Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks"), Daniel Bruhl ("Rush") and Mark Rylance ("The Other Boleyn Girl") have been confirmed to star in Vincent Perez's "Alone in Berlin." Alison Thompson's Sunray Films is selling the film in Cannes. X-Filme's...
  • CANNES: Little Margin for Error in Selling Mid-Budget Films

    As studios put more and more of their resources into tentpoles, independent producers are pondering a key question: How much money is the right amount for a project? For starters, with the Cannes Film Festival looming, producers are dealing with...
  • Sundance Next Fest Set for L.A. on August 7-10

    Sundance Institute will present the Sundance Next Fest summer festival on Aug. 7-10 in Los Angeles. The event -- headquartered at the Theatre at Ace Hotel -- offers feature and short film screenings, some paired with live music performances. The...