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The book is drawing praise for the unique way it tells its story. The format is like a dossier of found documents, texts, instant messages, ship schematics, casualty lists and classified files.
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The book is drawing praise for the unique way it tells its story. The format is like a dossier of found documents, texts, instant messages, ship schematics, casualty lists and classified files.
Warner Bros. and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment have teamed up to adapt Illuminae, a new YA sci-fi novel from award-winning authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

Pitt will produce along with his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

The book just hit shelves in October, drawing rave reviews for its unique take on the genre and landing immediately on the New York Times Young Adult Hardcover Bestseller list in its first week.

Told through a dossier of found documents, texts, instant messages, ship schematics, casualty lists and classified files, the story tells of a teenage hacker and her fighter pilot ex-boyfriend, struggling with their broken relationship while they unearth a conspiracy surrounding an intergalactic war that has them dealing with an enemy race, rogue artificial intelligence and a deadly virus (whew!).

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The first official film poster for director Adam McKay’s new dark comedy The Big Short has been released.

The poster features stars Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell and Christian Bale along with the tagline ‘this is a true story’.

The tagline rings painfully true: the film, set to be released in January, is based on Michael Lewis’s non-fiction book of the same name, which focuses on the men and women who benefited financially from the 2008 global financial crisis.

The cast discuss the movie, and working with McKay in this new featurette:

In the adaptation, Pitt, Gosling and co. will play four men from different walks of life who made large amounts of money by pre-empting the disastrous collapse of the US housing market.

Director Adam McKay is known for his work on comedies like Anchorman and TV show Saturday Night Live, and despite the seemingly dark subject matter, the film will be somewhat comedic too.

Ryan Gosling told Variety: “The great quality of McKay is that he has this beautiful way of being outraged by something without losing his sense of humor about it.”

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The Belfast portrait creator, who is a former pupil of Methodist College in Belfast, was asked in 2012 if he would take Pitt on as a protégé – but refused.

Speaking during an interview with broadcasting veteran Eamonn Mallie, to be shown on Irish TV, Davidson said he had to say no to the award-winning actor because he “wasn’t a teacher”.

He said: “It was May 2012 and I got a call from an attorney in the States saying that he had a client who would like to learn to paint.

“He said he had seen one of my paintings in the Royal Academy and they thought they would like to ask me if I would teach this client to paint.”

But Davidson’s first reaction, he told Mallie, was to say no.

“Look, I don’t really teach, I’m not comfortable teaching,” he said.

Davidson – famed for his large-scale head paintings of the famous – politely declined and suggested Pitt find a teacher in London while he was staying there with time to kill.

But a few months later the call came again – and this time, Pitt’s attorney was more persistent.

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Angelina Jolie Pitt wrote the script for By the Sea (in theaters Nov. 13) not knowing anyone would ever see it, let alone that she’d direct and star in the film alongside husband Brad Pitt.

In addition to exploring the subject of grief — the real-life pair play Vanessa and Roland, an estranged married couple who check in to a hotel in 1970s France while grappling with an unnamed sorrow — Jolie Pitt wanted to do a project where she could have creative freedom. “I always wanted to be on a set where I could explore and improvise.”

So when it came to making the film — which also stars Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, and Niels Arestrup — that’s exactly the atmosphere she created. “I tried to make it clear to everybody that I wasn’t sensitive if they thought something should be said a different way, but I was surprised by how much people stuck to [the script]. A lot of our improv was in the behavior — though the crazy stuff didn’t make it into the film. It went awry,” she says. “We would try big crazy things, and then go, ‘Okay, that’s too far.’”

What’s too far exactly?

“Brad and I had this one day when we were like, ‘Let’s just do ridiculous things and see what happens.’ By the end of it, he had pissed all over my shoes, I had packed up the entire [hotel] room to leave, and he wrote ‘pillhead’ with an arrow on my head with a Sharpie while Vanessa was sleeping.” She laughs. “So it was interesting. The script led us to many beautiful discussions about life and loss. It bought everyone closer.”

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By the Sea, the third directorial feature from Vogue November cover star Angelina Jolie Pitt, isn’t a walk in the park any way you slice it. Pare away the dreamy, ’70s South of France backdrop and the almost tangible glamour of the film’s leads and you’re left with a turbulent portrait of a collapsing marriage, brought to life by Jolie Pitt and her real-life husband, Brad Pitt. (Filming off Malta came hot on the heels of their nuptials.) The film’s tearstains and tempestuousness are underscored by the placidly sumptuous costumes, a visual feast served up in part by costume designer Ellen Mirojnick, whose past credits range from Face/Off to The Knick. We caught up with her by phone on location in Cambodia, where Jolie Pitt’s forthcoming endeavor, First They Killed My Father, a true-life account of life under the Khmer Rouge, is in production. Below, Mirojnick talks about why French style works, dressing Jolie Pitt after Jane Birkin, and what it’s really like to work with Hollywood’s most famous couple.

What was your preparation for the film like? How did you immerse yourself in those characters?
Aside from talking to the director and trying to understand the vision that Angie had and what she wanted to accomplish—I always use images to delve into a time period or a vibe. In this case, the late-’60s, early-’70s South of France. It was all thrilling to look at it because it’s so classic and glamorous and of its own time. Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling, Peter Sellers even, Brigitte Bardot. Looking at those images, it just brings back a surge of je ne sais quoi, of absolute chic.

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Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment company and streaming video service Netflix have joined as backers of Korean monster movie “Okja.” Netflix is investing, Plan B is co-producing.

The film is directed by Bong Joon-ho who previously broke new ground with futuristic “Snowpiercer,” a Korean-made English-language picture with a stellar cast of British, American and Korean actors.

Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Bill Nighy and Kelly MacDonald have now confirmed their appearances in “Okja.”

The film is one of the first feature movies in Asia to be backed by Netflix, which is in the process of rolling out services across the vast region. (It has previously financed the Weinstein Company-produced TV series “Marco Polo” which was shot in Malaysia and is backing “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2”.) Netflix is expected to launch in South Korea in 2016.

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