By Alonso Duralde LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – As a rule, we like our love stories to end with a big kiss between the boy and the girl (or other combinations thereof) who have overcome obstacles and issues before setting off together on a life of perfect, eternal romance, unsullied by imperfection or boredom or change or unhappiness. …
By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – “The Hangover Part III” may be the biggest three-quel to hit movie screens this Memorial Day weekend, but in indie circles that tale of Vegas debauchery will have to take a decided back seat to a man and a woman who'll spend an hour and a half having conversations. “Before Midnight” is the third installment in an unlikely trilogy that began with “Before Sunrise” in 1995 and continued with “Before Sunset” in 2004. …
By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Paddy Considine and Fares Fares (“Zero Dark Thirty”) are in negotiations to join the international ensemble of Summit Entertainment's Soviet-era thriller “Child 44,” TheWrap has learned. The duo will be joining Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman in the movie, which Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”) is directing from a script by Richard Price, who adapted the bestselling novel by Tom Rob Smith. “The Killing” star Joel Kinnaman was previously reported to be in negotiations as well.
By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Jon Stewart has tapped Gael Garcia Bernal to star in his feature directorial debut “Rosewater,” TheWrap has learned.
By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Entertainment One has secured domestic distribution rights to “Diana,” a biopic of the late princess starring Naomi Watts, the company announced on Thursday. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Downfall”) directed the film from a script by Stephen Jeffreys
By Sharon Waxman LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seemed like an intriguing topic for prolific documentarian Alex Gibney, but little did he know the rabbit hole of secrets, lies and hypocrisy he would find as he dug into his subject. Gibney's latest work, “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,” about Assange and his “radical transparency,” is a fascinating look at one of our era's most fascinating information rebels. WaxWord caught up with Gibney ahead of the movie's May 24 release
By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – “Fast & Furious 6″ has become a road race to riches without a finish line in sight. Roaring into theaters Friday, the movie is expected to generate $80 million or more over the Memorial Day weekend – astounding numbers for a franchise that is more than a decade old, and isn't “Star Wars” or “Indiana Jones.” Even more astonishing, Universal's “Fast” films are the rare series that seem to pick up steam with each new sequel.
CANNES (Reuters) – The Cannes film festival was hit by a second suspected jewelry heist on Thursday after a diamond necklace worth 2 million euros ($2.6 million) disappeared during a star-studded party, according to upmarket jeweler De Grisogono. Fawaz Gruosi, the founder of the Swiss firm, said the necklace was part of the company's 20th anniversary collection paraded by 20 models at the glitzy event at the Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes outside Cannes on Tuesday night
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