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    Aug 28 • by Admin • Comments Off on Brad & Angelina are married!Uncategorized

    Congratulations to Brad & Angelina who got married on Saturday! From The Associated Press: “The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood’s reigning royal couple, have tied the knot.

    Despite two years of feverish scrutiny, the pair managed to keep one of the world’s most anticipated weddings shrouded from the media’s glare.

    When? Where? Why haven’t they yet? Did they already? The celebrity press and “Brangelina” alike fans had been consumed with the matrimonial mystery.

    Then on Thursday, a spokesman for the couple quietly confirmed to The Associated Press that Hollywood’s undisputed royal couple had wed Saturday in a private ceremony in Southern France.

    Jolie and Pitt exchanged vows in a small chapel at the Chateau Miraval in the Provence hamlet of Correns. Since 2008, Miraval has been their Southern France home, a sprawling estate they bought three years ago.

    The union was less a vow of commitment than the official affirmation of one made long ago. Pitt and Jolie have been together nearly a decade and have six children, all of whom participated in the wedding.

    The wedding may have been cloaked in secrecy, but Pitt and Jolie are preparing to be a big presence at the movies this fall. Pitt stars in the upcoming World War II drama “Fury,” due out Oct. 17. Jolie’s second directorial effort, the World War II odyssey “Unbroken,” will be released in December.

    On Thursday, Pitt was far from any honeymoon hideaway. Instead, he was at the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset, U.K., promoting “Fury,” a brutal tale about a tank of American soldiers rolling through Europe in the final days of World War II.

    Both movies could be major players in Hollywood’s award season, which last year was dominated by a film produced by Pitt, the best picture-winning historical drama “12 Years a Slave.”

    At Saturday’s ceremony, Jolie walked the aisle with her eldest sons, 13-year-old Maddox and 10-year-old Pax. Daughters Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, threw flower petals. Eight-year-old Shiloh and Knox, 6, served as ring bearers, the couple’s spokesman said.

    In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.

    Pitt once said that he didn’t want to marry until gay marriage was legal everywhere, but in recent years, the couple had said publicly they intended to. They were engaged in early 2012 after some seven years together.

    “It’s an exciting prospect, even though for us, we’ve gone further than that,” Pitt told The AP in an interview in November 2012. “But to concretize it in that way, it actually means more to me than I thought it would. It means a lot to our kids.”

    This is the second marriage for Pitt, who wed Jennifer Aniston in 2000. They divorced in 2005.

    Jolie was previously married to British actor Jonny Lee Miller for three years in the late 1990s and to Billy Bob Thornton for three years before divorcing in 2003. Jolie has said she and Pitt fell in love while making the 2005 film “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”

    Jolie won the best-actress Oscar for 2008’s “Changeling” and a best supporting actress Oscar for “Girl, Interrupted” in 1999. Pitt shared the Academy Award for best picture for “12 Years A Slave.””

    Brad Pitt wins Emmy and Oscar as top film producer of the year

    Aug 26 • by Admin • Comments Off on Brad Pitt wins Emmy and Oscar as top film producer of the yearFilms

    From GoldDerby: “Brad Pitt has now been proclaimed the top film producer for both television and film this year. He won Monday night at the Emmys as executive producer of Best TV Movie “The Normal Heart.” He took home the Best Picture trophy at the Oscars in March for “12 Years a Slave.”

    These are his first victories at both of these awards shows. It was his second career nomination at the Emmys, with the first in 2002 as a guest actor on “Friends.” At the Academy Awards, he has lost all three acting bids (“Twelve Monkeys,” 1995; “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” 2008; “Moneyball,” 2011) and one for Best Picture (“Moneyball,” 2011).

    HBO’s “The Normal Heart” is an adaptation of Larry Kramer’s play about the beginnings of the AIDS crisis in New York during the 1980s. In the Best TV Movie category, it defeated “Killing Kennedy,” “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” “Sherlock: His Last Vow,” and “The Trip to Bountiful.”

    The film “12 Years a Slave” was adapted from a true-life book by former slave Solomon Northup in the 19th century. At the Oscars, it defeated “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “Nebraska,” “Philomena,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

    In a very short period of time, Pitt has accomplished half of the coveted EGOT status with his Emmy and Oscar wins. So far in his caeer, he has received no Grammy or Tony Awards nominations.”

    Why the cast of ‘Fury’ got in fistfights every day on set

    Aug 21 • by Admin • Comments Off on Why the cast of ‘Fury’ got in fistfights every day on setFilms, Fury

    From Entertainment Weekly: “Most directors do their best to prevent actors punching each other. But during last year’s U.K. shoot for the World War II tank movie Fury, filmmaker David Ayer had his five principals—Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia Labeouf, Jon Bernthal, and Michael Peña—start the day by engaging in fisticuffs.

    “We put them through martial arts training and physical combat classes,” says Ayer, whose film is released Oct. 17. “It’s a great ice breaker for actors. There’s something very honest about being punched in the face.”

    So who was the best fighter out of the quintet? “Jon Bernthal,” Logan says without hesitation. “Jon is actually the most experienced. He was really a boxer for many years—still is. I mean, that guy would go at it to the point where he’d have blood running down his face. Him and Michael Peña went at it pretty hard. He’ll kick any of our asses in a fight, but he was very nice to all of us.””

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s ‘By the Sea’ to Shoot in Malta

    Aug 19 • by Admin • Comments Off on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s ‘By the Sea’ to Shoot in MaltaBy The Sea, Films

    From The Hollywood Reporter: “Angelina Jolie’s By the Sea will start shooting today on a picturesque beach in Malta, reports The Malta Independent.

    The film written and directed by Jolie and starring partner Brad Pitt is set to shoot at Mgarr ix-Xini beach on Gozo, Malta’s second largest island. The beach was closed to the public Sunday for filming, running through Nov. 10 this year. The Malta Independent says that set construction is well underway with one structure on the beach nearing completion.

    By the Sea will be the first time Pitt and Jolie have appeared onscreen together since 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Universal picked up the worldwide rights to the drama, and sources close to the production told The Hollywood Reporter that a key plot detail in the film would see Pitt’s and Jolie’s characters getting married.

    The film won’t be the first time Pitt has shot a movie in the Maltese Islands, as both the Greek epic Troy from 2004 and the zombie apocalypse thriller World War Z from 2013 were filmed in Malta.”

    Brad Pitt Bringing His ‘Fury’ to London Film Festival

    Aug 15 • by Admin • Comments Off on Brad Pitt Bringing His ‘Fury’ to London Film FestivalFilms, Fury

    From The Hollywood Reporter: “The Brad Pitt-starring tank drama Fury will be rumbling into the U.K. Oct. 19 for its European premiere and to close the BFI London Film Festival, it was announced Thursday.

    Pitt and the film’s writer and director David Ayer have been confirmed to attend the closing night gala at London’s Leicester Square, with simultaneous screenings taking place in cinemas across the UK.

    “Fury is a resounding cinematic achievement,” said BFI London Film Festival Director Clare Stewart. “Rarely is a film so successful at balancing the human drama of war with such thrilling action sequences. We looking forward to welcoming LFF alumni David Ayer and Brad Pitt to London as we draw the 58th BFI London Film Festival to a monumental close.”

    Ayer, whose End of Watch screened at the festival in 2012, said it was a “great honor” to be chosen for the closing night.

    “It’s a true pleasure to be returning to England, where we shot the film – the fields of Oxfordshire and Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire were our home for 12 weeks last year, so it’s something of a homecoming for us to present the movie at its European premiere,” he said. “I’m thrilled that festival audiences will be among the first in Europe to see it.”

    Fury sees Pitt play a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy, in command of a U.S. Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a mission behind enemy lines as the allies make their final push against Germany in 1945. Produced by QED International’s Bill Block, alongside Ayer, Ethan Smith and John Lesher, the film also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Michael Pena, Jason Isaacs and Scott Eastwood. It is due for release in the U.S. on Oct. 17, having recently been moved by Sony from a Nov. 14 slot.

    The announcement comes just three weeks following the news that the BFI London Film Festival festival would open with The Imitation Game, the dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, the British computing pioneer who is credited with cracking the German WWII Enigma code. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, the film will also receive its European premiere on Oct. 8 at London’s Odeon Leicester Square cinema. Cumberbatch, Knightley and The Imitation Game’s director Morten Tyldum are expected to attend.”

    Brad Pitt WWII Drama ‘Fury’ Moves to October

    Aug 13 • by Admin • Comments Off on Brad Pitt WWII Drama ‘Fury’ Moves to OctoberFilms, Fury

    From Variety: “Sony Pictures has moved up the release of its Brad Pitt World War II pic “Fury” from Nov. 14 to Oct. 17.

    The tank drama, co-starring, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman, is directed by David Ayer and said to be an awards contender. The date change also puts “Fury” much closer to the Telluride or Toronto film festivals, which is where Pitt’s “12 Years a Slave” launched last year before going on to win big at the Oscars. So far, however, neither festival has confirmed the film.

    Written by Ayer, “Fury” centers on a tank battalion led by Pitt’s character forced to make a last stand against the Nazis behind enemy lines.

    The WWII drama takes the place of the Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview,” which was slotted to bow on Oct. 17 but recently moved to Christmas Day. Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s “Birdman” also opens on that date in limited release.”

    Why Brad Pitt’s Early Film ‘Johnny Suede’ Was Reworked

    Aug 10 • by Admin • Comments Off on Why Brad Pitt’s Early Film ‘Johnny Suede’ Was ReworkedFilms

    From The Hollywood Reporter: “Director Tom DiCillo, who fought to cast then-unknown hunk Brad Pitt in his first star part as a rockabilly-obsessed musician in 1991’s Johnny Suede, hit the ceiling March 29 when he noticed on Netflix that eight minutes of music by Link Wray, the pioneering ’50s guitarist, was cut. It turned out that Miramax had forgone clearing the rights when it made its streaming agreement. “I was furious, but Netflix and Miramax were highly receptive to helping me,” says DiCillo.

    Miramax director of servicing and delivery Ryan Sosa sorted out the rights, and DiCillo even got to re-edit the film, trimming seven minutes and a narrative voiceover that had been added by Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein. “It’s distilled and improves the film so much,” says DiCillo. Netflix plans to add it later in August.

    “Cool!” said Weinstein when told the news. “I love that movie. I didn’t discover Brad Pitt; Tom DiCillo did.” (Actually, Ridley Scott had cast Pitt in Thelma & Louise, but it hadn’t been released yet, so Pitt’s abs were unknown when DiCillo cast him.) How does Weinstein feel about the new, VO-less Johnny Suede? “I’m looking forward to it.”

    Angelina Jolie to Direct Brad Pitt in New Movie

    Aug 10 • by Admin • Comments Off on Angelina Jolie to Direct Brad Pitt in New MovieBy The Sea, Films

    From Variety: “Universal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie’s next film project, “By The Sea,” which will be written and directed by Jolie and star herself and Brad Pitt.

    It marks the first time the duo has appeared onscreen together since 2005’s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

    Jolie and Pitt will also produce the project, which is said to focus on a couple’s relationship.

    “I am very happy to continue my relationship with Donna and the entire Universal team as I finish “Unbroken” and begin work on “By The Sea,” Jolie said. “They have created a very special place for storytellers, and I look forward to the continued passion and support they have provided to me as a filmmaker.”

    Jolie is currently in post-production on “Unbroken,” an epic drama directed and produced by Jolie based on the true story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini and adapted from author Laura Hillenbrand’s bestseller. Universal will release Unbroken on Christmas Day, 2014.

    She is repped by UTA and Media Talent Group and Pitt is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment.”

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    Aug 10 • by Admin • Comments Off on Photo gallery updateFilms, Fury, Photo Gallery

      

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