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“Oz The Great and Powerful” has been nominated at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards for “Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy”. Mila Kunis and James Franco also grabbed nominations for their roles in the film.
Mila Kunis is also up for the “Choice Female Hottie” award.
Paul Haggis’ new pic, “Third Person” is scoring brisk biz for Belgian production and sales company Corsan, which has announced sales to 23 markets of the triple-tiered relationship drama with an ensemble cast comprising Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, James Franco, Olivia Wilde and Kim Basinger.
Sales on “Third,” which previously shopped at Toronto and Berlin, now include China (HGC Ent.), Russia (Top Film), India (One World), France (Synergy), Japan (Presidio), Latin America (Playarte) and Middle East (Eagle).
Pic, now in post, had been pre-sold to Italy’s Moviemax Media Group during last year’s Toronto Film Festival, just before the start of shooting at Rome’s Cinecitta studios, where it tapped into Italo rebates.
Fully financed through Corsan, which has a business model based on Belgian tax breaks, “Third Person” interweaves three separate love stories in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York.
Spotlight Pictures has acquired international rights to the romance Tar starring James Franco, Mila Kunis and Jessica Chastain.
Tar is based on a poetry collection by Pulitzer prize-winning poet CK Williams. The film blends adaptations of 12 poems to create a lyrical road trip through Williams’ life.
Franco stars as Williams, while Kunis plays his wife Catherine and Chastain portrays his mother. Rounding out the cast are Zach Braff, Henry Hopper and Bruce Campbell.
“We are thrilled to be working with Rabbit Bandini Productions and introducing such a beautiful, high-profile film to our buyers in Cannes,” said president of international sales for Spotlight Pictures Scott Bedno.
Carlos Rincon at Spotlight Pictures brokered the deal with Vince Jolivette and Miles Levy for Rabbit Bandini Productions.
The plot for “Jupiter Ascending” has been revealed by cinemablend.com.
The movie will be released on July 25th, 2014.
With expectations of a box-office bonanza this weekend, Disney is already planning a sequel to Oz the Great and Powerful, THR has confirmed.
Mitchell Kapner has been hired to write a script for the follow-up, which would continue the adventures of Oz, played by James Franco.
Kapner came up with the concept and ideas for the origin story of Oz, basing it on the classic L. Frank Baum books, pitching it to producer Joe Roth, who set it up at Disney, and writing the initial drafts. He shares screenwriting credit with David Lindsay-Abaire, who came on board later in the process.
Roth would be back as producer.
The movie stars Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. Sam Raimi directed the fantasy tentpole, which, despite getting lukewarm reviews, is tracking to open at in the $80 million to $90 million range this weekend. That should go a long way toward off-setting the mega-budget, which was far north of $200 million.
Before Oz, Kapner wrote The Whole Nine Yards and its sequel, The Whole Ten Yards, and also worked on the action movie Romeo Must Die. He is repped by Gersh and Fineman Entertainment.
Planning for sequels to tentpoles has become increasingly the norm in Hollywood, with movies ranging from Snow White and Huntsman to comedies such as the Hangover series engaging in the practice.
The nominations for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards were announced earlier today and Mila Kunis and the film “Ted” have received nominations!
Fans can vote for Mila and the movie at MTV.com until April 13, 2013!
For most Americans, slavery is a relic of the Antebellum South, something that ended forever with Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
The truth is that an estimated 21 million people around the world—most of them women and children—toil as forced labor or work in conditions so oppressive that they can be called “slave-like.” Tragically, one out of every four contemporary slaves is a child. The situation has struck an increasingly resonant chord in Hollywood’s conscience, which is why a new group of top-drawer celebrities has signed on to support the International Labour Organization’s global “End Slavery Now!” campaign.
Cher, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mila Kunis, Ron Howard, Oliver Stone and Sergio Mendes are among those who’ve recently joined the effort. Already on board are Chaka Khan, Dan Kennedy, Danny Glover, Hans Zimmer, Maria Bello and Paul Haggis.
In a statement issued from the organization’s Geneva headquarters, ILO Director General Guy Ryder said, “For all of us, having a decent job with a fair wage, having our fundamental rights protected and having access to minimum protection in times of need is a basic aspiration. Sadly, even today, millions of women and men, boys and girls are caught in the nightmare of slavery and forced labour. That’s why the ILO is greatly encouraged to see so many leading artists join this fight.”
The nominations for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards were announced today and “Ted” received a nomination for the “Favorite Comedic Movie” award. Mila Kunis has also been nominated for the “Favorite Movie Actress” and “Favorite Comedic Movie Actress” awards!
You can vote at PeoplesChoice.com! Also, you can vote through Twitter by sending a tweet with the following:
The second trailer for “Oz the Great and Powerful” has just been released!
Mila Kunis is heading to the CW.
The actress will executive produce Meridian Hills, a drama set in 1972 exploring the women’s liberation movement, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Sydney Sidner (The Rite) will pen the drama and executive produce the CBS Television Studios effort alongside Chris Keyser, Kunis and the Tannenbaum Co.’s Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. Robot Chicken’s Lisa Sterbakov — who worked with Kunis on the Adult Swim series — Cami Curtis and Susan Curtis (the Black Swan actress’ managers) are also on board to exec produce.
Meridian Hills is set in a boozy Midwest country club in 1972, during an era when the Equal Rights Amendment was just beginning. The drama follows a young, newly married woman who joins the Junior League and discovers an eclectic group of other young women who become unlikely allies in her quest to change the system.
The Junior League, founded in 1901 by Mary Harriman, is a nonprofit organization of women with the goal of improving communities through volunteer work, civic leadership and training.
Kunis is not attached to have an on-screen role in the drama. The actress, who currently voices roles on Family Guy, most recently appeared opposite Mark Wahlberg in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted. She’s repped by CAA, Curtis Talent Management and Felker Toczek.
At the CW, Meridian Hills joins a development slate that also includes the Reese Witherspoon exec produced reimagining of Great Expectations as well as a contemporary Alice in Wonderland drama from The Playboy Club’s Chad Hodge, a Wonder Woman origin story and Sleepy Hollow reboot.