2014 Telluride Film Festival Lineup Announced; ’71, 99 HOMES, FOXCATCHER, WILD, MADAME BOVARY, THE IMITATION GAME and More

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As Adam pointed out in Oscar Beat yesterday, four out of the last five Best Picture winners screened at both the Toronto International Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival.  If that trend continues, we can really narrow down the Best Picture contenders now because the Telluride main program lineup was just announced.

This year’s Toronto and Telluride crossovers (not including the documentaries and foreign language selections) are the Jack O’Connell-starrer ’71, Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Madame Bovary with Mia Wasikowska, Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Rosewater starring Gael García Bernal and Wild with Reese Witherspoon.  Hit the jump for more on what’s to come at the 2014 Telluride Film Festival.

TIFF 2014 Adds Tom McCarthy’s THE COBBLER, Michael Hazanavicius’ THE SEARCH, Sophie Barthes’ MADAME BOVARY, and More

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As if the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival wasn’t already crowded with must-see films, TIFF has now sent out a press released announcing the addition of 24 films to their Galas and Special Presentations lineup.  Sundance premieres Infinitely Polar Bear and Laggies will be coming to Toronto as will Cannes’ debuts such as Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria as well as The Search, the new film from The Artist director Michael Hazanavicius.  Among the world premieres, I’m incredibly excited for Tom McCarthy’s new film, The Cobbler and Sophie Barthes’ adaptation of Madame Bovary.  As for movies that probably won’t be entering the Oscar-race but could still be highly entertaining, there’s Henry Hobson’s debut Maggie, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Midwestern farmer who stays by his daughter’s side as she starts turning into a zombie.

Hit the jump for the full list of new additions.  The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 – 14th.


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We’ve got some new images from the following films:

  • Maps to the Stars – Director David Cronenberg’s new film following a Hollywood dynasty family and starring John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams and Sarah Gadon.
  • Kill Me Three TimesKriv Stenders directs Simon Pegg, Luke Hemsworth, Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Bryan Brown, Callan Mulvey and Teresa Palmer in a multi-tiered thriller that incorporates blackmail, assassins, and a small-town Lady Macbeth.
  • Three Days to KillMcG’s hitman thriller starring Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen.  The film is slated to open February 21, 2014.
  • Madame BovarySophie Barthes directs this adaptation of the Gustave Flaubert novel starring Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Logan Marshall-Green, Olivier Gourmet and Laura Carmichael.
  • Brick MansionsCamille Delamarre’s remake of District 13, with Paul Walker, RZA and David Belle.
  • The Woman in Black: Angel of DeathTom Harper directs the Hammer horror follow-up, starring Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Helen McCrory and Oaklee Pendergast..

Hit the jump to check them out.

Bradley Cooper in Talks to Star Opposite Emma Stone in Cameron Crowe’s Untitled Film; Rhys Ifans Joins MADAME BOVARY; Nat Wolff Moves to PALO ALTO

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Check out the latest casting developments at a glance below:

  • Bradley Cooper (Limitless) is in talks to star opposite Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man) in writer/director Cameron Crowe’s untitled adventure rom-com.
  • Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) joins the cast of Madame Bovary, directed by Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls) from a script by Rose Barreneche who adapted the original Gustave Flaubert story.
  • Up-and-comer Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) will join the dark indie pic Palo Alto, written and directed by Gia Coppola and based off of a series of short stories by James Franco.

Hit the jump for much more on each project.

Mia Wasikowska to Lead MADAME BOVARY; Paul Giamatti Circling Supporting Role

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Fresh off proving that she can totally rock a corset (plus, you know, poignantly bring to life one of literature’s most renowned characters) in last year’s Jane Eyre, young Aussie Mia Wasikowska is set to lead another adaptation of a 19th Century classic in the form of Madame Bovary.  Gustave Flaubert’s highly revered and influential novel (which many cite as having planted the seed for modern literary Realism) tells the tale of Emma Bovary, a young woman who goes through life dreaming of excitement and romance, only to be stifled at nearly every turn by the repression of her male-dominated era. Paul Giamatti is also reported to be closing in on an important role in the film, which is being helmed by Sophie Barthes, who worked with Giamatti in her 2009 debut, Cold Souls. Hit the jump for more.

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