January 23, 2014

Actor Brad Pitt says he will not let his children watch “12 Years A Slave”, which he has co-produced.

The 50-year-old, who has six children – Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, seven, and Knox and Vivienne, five, however, may let his eldest son Maddox watch it.

Set in the 1900s “12 Years a Slave” is the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery.

“Maybe my eldest I would, right now. I`d rather (wait) for the others to get a little bit older and understand the dynamics of the world a little more,” Pitt said in a statement.

Talking about the depiction of issues like slavery and racial discrimination in the movie, he said: “It`s one of those few films that cuts to the base of our humanity, it`s why I got into film in the first place.”

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January 23, 2014
by admin / plan b

Oprah Winfrey is joining the team making “Selma,” a film about U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., as a producer, director Ava DuVernay said.

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are already on board as producers as part of their Plan B production company, which was also behind “12 Years a Slave,” the Hollywood Reporter said Sunday.

Christian Coulson, who won an Oscar for “Slumdog Millionaire,” and Cameron McKracken are also producing the film.

“Selma” focuses on the attempts of activists to march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama in 1965 to gain voting rights.

David Oyelowo will play King, Reporter said.

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January 23, 2014
by admin / Rumored Project

What’s the deal with Brad Pitt and “Memento,” did Nolan turn Pitt down?

No, he turned me down! [Laughs] Truthfully, [Pitt] did read the script, that’s where the story comes from, is he read the script and he met with me about it when he didn’t have any reason to know who I was or anything about it. And nothing came of it, other than him being interested in it, I think within the sort of agency world where the script was circulating, just sort of perked up a bit of interest in what was a very obscure project otherwise.

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January 19, 2014

Hollywood’s highest-profile producers showered gratitude on stars like Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey and Brad Pitt at the annual Producers Guild of America breakfast panel on January 18 at the Landmark Theatre in West LA.

“12 Years a Slave” producer Dede Gardner credited longtime producing partner Pitt with providing the essential support to get the drama to the finish line — including taking a small part in the film.

“Brad said ‘whatever it takes,’” she recalled. “He had not done a cameo in 25 years.”

In response to a question about test screenings, Gardner said that ”12 Years a Slave” delivered strong results at a trio of showings, adding, “it was an indication that people were ready for this film.

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January 19, 2014
by admin / BP Gallery candids


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January 14, 2014

“12 Years A Slave” won Best Motion Picture at the Golden Globes.
The film beat out competition from “Gravity,” “Captain Phillips,” “Philomena,” and “Rush.”

Steve McQueen directed the film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Brad Pitt.

“12 Years A Slave” has made more than $51 million at the box office worldwide.

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January 9, 2014

From an interview with Sumner Redstone, leader of CBS and Viacom/Paramount.

Brad Pitt’s Plan B company, which made World War Z for Paramount, is leaving for New Regency. Does that concern you?

Well, people have a right to go where they want. But I think Paramount is the best studio in the world. And Brad [Grey] is the best studio leader in the world, in my opinion. I hired him!

Is it true David Geffen encouraged you to hire Grey and then encouraged you to un-hire him?

I had no discussions that I recall with David Geffen. I don’t need anyone’s advice, like David’s, about hiring Brad [Grey]. Brad is great. He was great with [management company Brillstein-Grey]. But he [might make] less money running the studio. He wanted to be a studio head.

So, when there’s studio politics, like the fact that Plan B didn’t make 12 Years a Slave for Paramount and the film is now a leading Oscar contender, do you care?

Of course I care. I care about everything that affects the studio or any part of Viacom/CBS. Anyone is entitled to go where they want. A lot of people favor Paramount. Those who do are the ones who are right.

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January 9, 2014

NBC has confirmed a new primetime special event called “Going for Gold,” which will feature interviews with Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Bryan Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Idris Elba, Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and more.

This will kick off the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, Matt Lauer will host a star-studded primetime special “Going for Gold,” featuring interviews with some of Hollywood’s brightest stars and 2014 Golden Globe nominees including Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt and the cast of 12 Years a Slave, Bryan Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Idris Elba, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac and many more. “Going for Gold,” an NBC News production, airs Friday, January 10 at 8pm/7c.

Golden Globe nominees Bradley Cooper and film director David O. Russell sit down with Willie Geist to talk about their film, American Hustle. Cooper is nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Russell is nominated for Best Director. American Hustle is nominated for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.

The cast of 12 Years a Slave, including Brad Pitt, Best Actor nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actor nominee Michael Fassbender, Best Supporting Actress nominee Lupita Nyong’o, Alfre Woodard and Best Director nominee Steve McQueen, sit down with Ann Curry to discuss the film. 12 Years a Slave was nominated for Best Motion Picture, Drama.

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January 8, 2014

Brad Pitt and the leaders of his non-profit organisation, Make It Right, are considering legal action over claims rotting wood was supplied to rebuild homes in New Orleans, Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The Inglourious Basterds star founded the group to aid in the environmentally friendly rebuilding of the city’s Lower 9th Ward after the deadly hurricane left the neighbourhood in tatters in 2005.

Now some of the glass-infused wood used to build the houses has allegedly started to rot, despite a 40-year guarantee of its durability.

Make It Right spokeswoman Taylor Royles tells New Orleans’ The Advocate magazine they will be replacing all of the wood over the next six months, even on the homes that have not shown signs of decay, costing the organisation about $US150,000 ($NZ180,000).

Royles insists they are considering legal action to recoup the cash, stating, “We are evaluating our rights under the law and under the product warranty.

“We hope to have a candid discussion with the company and have asked them to put their insurance carrier on notice. We prefer to resolve this short of litigation, but we are prepared to pursue all legal remedies if necessary.”

Pitt adds in a statement: “Make It Right is ambitious and tries new things all the time in order to make our homes better. Where we find innovative products that didn’t perform, we move quickly to correct these things for our homeowners.”

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January 8, 2014

Brad Pitt has received his second Producers Guild of America award nominations for 12 Years A Slave.

The Hollywood star, who was nominated in 2012 for Moneyball, was recognised along with director Steve McQueen, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, and Dede Gardner.

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