Five years after he won an Oscar for his cinematography in The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki is set to make his long-awaited return to filmmaking. In his first gig since Terrence Malick’s 2017 film Song to Song, Luzbeki has signed on to film David O. Russell‘s star-studded new movie which features the likes of Christian Bale, Michael B. Jordan, and Margot Robbie.
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Over the past six years, Margot Robbie has become one of the most coveted actresses in Hollywood. During that time, she’s starred in over a dozen movies, two of them from filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino (The Wolf of Wall Street and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and another two that earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations (Bombshell and I, Tonya).
The same rise in success can be seen in Michael B. Jordan, who started off with roles in TV shows ranging from The Wire to All My Children and Friday Night Lights, but has only gained fame on the big screen in the past six years. Chronicle was his breakthrough role, Fruitvale Station got him indie cred, he became a movie star in Creed, and Black Panther made him an even bigger deal.
Now they both could be getting a boost for the next awards season with each of them taking roles in the next movie from American Hustle director David O. Russell. Read More »
Fans of The Fighter and American Hustle will be happy to hear that director David O. Russell is reteaming with Christian Bale for a big new movie that is being put together at New Regency as part of their overall deal with 20th Century Fox, which is now situated at Disney. Read More »
After two high-profile Q&A disasters at panels with the cast of Scarface and TV’s Westworld, the organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival had to breathe a sigh of relief when Robert DeNiro stepped on stage and had very little to say. The festival’s co-founder had an hour with Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle co-star Bradley Cooper but admitted he was outsourcing the questions to friends and family who could text him what they wanted to ask.
The result, to start, were some awkward pregnant pauses – but it ultimately led to Cooper filling in the silence with amusing anecdotes about his experiences with the legendary performer.
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Amazon wants to start producing 15 movies a year with “top filmmakers.” They’ve already collaborated with some notable directors, having joined forces with David O. Russell and Nicolas Winding Refn for some shows, in addition to distributing Kenneth Lonergan‘s Manchester by the Sea. Now, they’re producing the latest films from Todd Haynes (
Carol) and Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin), and for a good reason, the company wants their work shown in a theater like the rest of us.
Below, learn why Amazon theatrical releases matter to the distributor.
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Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Mark Wahlberg has been on a roll with director Peter Berg, but a few years before the two started working together, Wahlberg was known more for his creative partnership with David O. Russell. The actor had a hand in the director’s big comeback with The Fighter, but after that drama, the two have yet to make another film together. That may change soon, though, since Wahlberg is now working with Russell on a biopic about Father Stuart Long.
There’s also another new Mark Wahlberg project in the works involving LeBron James. Below, learn more about these new Mark Wahlberg projects.
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We still don’t know the film David O. Russell intends on making next, but we do know the director behind Three Kings, American Hustle, and last year’s Joy is working on a television show. The filmmaker will soon shop around a TV drama starring a now frequent collaborator of his, Robert De Niro, and Julianne Moore. Following up their work on Joy and American Hustle, Megan Ellison (Sausage Party) of Annapurna Pictures will produce Russell’s newest project.
Below, learn more about the David O. Russell TV show.
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Around the end of every year, The Hollywood Reporter releases one-hour roundtable video interviews with writers, actors, directors, and more. Often the filmmakers will discuss their work with a surprising amount of honesty. This year is no different, and once again, they’ve found a few filmmakers you’d want to spend an hour with, including directors Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight), Ridley Scott (The Martian), and Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs).
After the jump, watch the one-hour long chat.
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With Trumbo, Spotlight and Brooklyn expanding to more theaters this past weekend, it’s safe to say that awards season is in full swing, and there will only be more potential Oscar contenders hitting theaters in December. One of those movies is David O. Russell‘s drama Joy, inspired in part by the woman who invented the Miracle Mop. The trailers have kept that detail mostly to the side in favor of dysfunctional family drama, but a couple new Joy TV spots put it front and center. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Jennifer Lawrence / David O. Russell team-ups have become a recent staple of the awards movie season, and that’s true again this year. 20th Century Fox has just released the first full-length trailer for Joy, which has Lawrence as a fierce wife and mother who overcomes adversity to start her own business empire. Robert De Niro plays her dad, and Édgar Ramírez her husband. Bradley Cooper also stars, because of course he does.
Watch the Joy trailer after the jump. Read More »