Fire service called to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s home

The fire service and paramedics were called to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Los Angeles mansion on Monday. © Provided by Bang The fire service and paramedics were called to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Los Angeles mansion on Monday.

Fire fighters and paramedics were called to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s home.

The emergency services are reported to have rushed to the couple’s LA mansion on Monday (16.02.15) and were later spotted chatting to a passer-by walking his dog before vacating the residence.

It is not yet known why the firemen and medical team were called to the property and whether Angelina, 39, Brad, 51, and their six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox were at home during the incident.

However, it is likely the couple were in the area at the time after stepping out together at the American Society of Cinematographers 29th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards held at the nearby Hyatt Regency Century Plaza near Beverly Hills on Sunday.

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Jolie: It Took Me Time to Find a Real Man

“At 20, we’re all looking for Prince Charming, the big handsome hunk, only we’re generally disappointed because of his instability,” the actress tells France’s Dandy magazine. “At 40, you know what you want: a real man.”

Jolie, 39, found her “real man” in Brad Pitt, 51, and opened up about their family-centric wedding at their French estate.

“It wasn’t a wedding in grand style, but we were all very at ease, very cool,” she tells the mag. “It was absolutely adorable to see how excited [our children] were by the idea, and how much they were all involved.”

“For example, we told Knox and Shiloh they’d carry the rings without specifying they’d have a cushion to carry them,” she continues. “On the day, they arrived with two matched cushions on their own. I imagine they’d seen it in a movie. In short, they were so cute!

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‘Big Short’ to shoot in New Orleans

“The Big Short” is coming to the Big Easy. Brad Pitt’s big-screen adaptation of New Orleans native Michael Lewis’ best-selling Wall Street expose — set to feature an A-list cast that will reportedly include Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Steve Carell — has set up offices in town and is eyeing a March start to production.

In keeping with studio practice, Paramount Pictures has yet to publicly announce where the film will shoot or to respond to a request for comment. But the state film office confirmed Wednesday morning (Feb. 11) that it has received an application from the studio for the project.

“This application is under review by my office and we look forward to production starting in a month or so,” said Chris Stelly, the executive director of Louisiana Entertainment.

A handful of local film industry workers confirmed this week that the film is already scouting local shooting locations and hiring crew ahead of the start to principal photography. The pace of local pre-production work is expected to accelerate after the local Carnival season, which culminates on Feb. 17, Fat Tuesday. It’s unclear how long the local shoot will last.

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Brad Pitt to Star in Romantic Thriller from Robert Zemeckis

Brad Pitt will star in an untitled romantic thriller for Paramount with Robert Zemeckis directing from a Steve Knight script.

Graham King, who developed the project, is producing alongside Zemeckis and Steve Starkey. The project will be produced through King’s GK Films banner with New Regency. Executive producers are Jack Rapke, Knight, Patrick McCormick and Denis O’Sullivan.

The logline for Knight’s script is being kept under wraps.

Pitt was last seen in “Fury” and recently finished filming “By the Sea” with spouse Angelina Jolie, who’s starring and directing.

Zemeckis’ directing credits at Paramount include 1994’s “Forrest Gump” and 2012’s “Flight.” He is in post-production on “The Walk,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit as he crossed the Twin Towers on a tightrope, which is set for an October release from Sony.

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Charlie Hunnam Finds ‘Lost City Of Z’

Charlie Hunnam has joined the cast of James Gray’s Lost City Of Z opposite Sienna Miller (American Sniper) and Robert Pattinson (the Twilight films). MICA Entertainment is financing the big-screen adaptation of David Grann’s bestseller. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing via Plan B along with Dale Johnson and Anthony Katagas. Marc Butan is exec producing along with with MICA Entertainment’s Julie B, May and Glenn Murray. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales at Berlin’s EFM, with CAA handling the domestic sale. Production is set to begin in the summer.

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Malick Documentary ‘Voyage of Time’ Will Be Released in Two Cuts

For years — since before the release of The Tree of Life — we’ve heard about Terrence Malick‘s planned documentary film Voyage of Time, to be released in full IMAX format. But most of what we’ve heard about the film is that it is coming eventually, with little in the way of actual specifics. We know Brad Pitt narrates the film, and that it will explore the full span of time, and that’s about it. Now the Malick IMAX documentary Voyage of Time has been formally announced, and in fact there are two official versions, one for IMAX distribution, and one for regular theaters. More details are below.

Broad Green Pictures and IMAX are working with Sophisticated Films and Wild Bunch to provide final financing for Voyage of Time, with Broad Green set to distribute the film in North America after its initial IMAX run.

A press release announces that there will be two versions of the film: one IMAX version narrated by Pitt, and another, possibly longer cut, narrated by Cate Blanchett.

VOYAGE OF TIME is a celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse. This film examines all that occurred to prepare the world that stands before us now: science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and the minute life systems of our planet. Malick is working first in the IMAX format for a 40-minute version with scientific narration by Brad Pitt, followed by a 35mm feature-length version with narration by Cate Blanchett.

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Plan B Joins David Oyelowo Pic ‘Nightingale’

Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will reunite with Selma’s David Oyelowo. Company is coming involved in Nightingale in an unspecified capacity, joining with BN Films and producers Josh Weinstock, Katrina Wolfe (of BN Films) and director Elliott Lester. Details of the deal are still being worked out, but the filmmakers have confirmed that Plan B will will be active partners in the distribution and promotion of the picture. Nightingale is a provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind. Oyelowo plays Peter Snowden, a man obsessively in love with an old army friend. As he prepares to reunite with the object of his affection, Peter begins to spiral downwards — with fatal results. Oyelowo revealed this at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The pic needs a domestic distributor and Plan B, which produced 12 Years A Slave and Selma, can certainly be helpful in that regard.

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Watch Brad Pitt’s Dark Story in a ‘Fury’ Deleted Scene

Last fall’s World War II action movie Fury, starring Brad Pitt, didn’t skimp on the raw, gritty reality of tank warfare. But not all of the dark details made it into the finished film.

In this deleted scene, shown exclusively on Yahoo Movies, Sgt. Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Pitt) delivers some key information about his past we didn’t learn in the movie: How he got the serious burn scars that we see on his back at one point.

New to the tank crew and in combat for the first time, young Pvt. Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) asks his unit leader how he got injured, and Wardaddy tells him the tale. It turns out, the injury isn’t a war wound at all, but the result of a drunken car accident in which he was behind the wheel, driving his fiancée Rose and his younger brother.

Did Rose and his brother survive? See the rest of the footage, along with more bonus features, when Fury comes out on DVD/Blu-ray Tuesday.

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Pitt in Negotiations to Star in Angelina Jolie’s ‘Africa’

Oscar winner Brad Pitt is in negotiations to play Richard Leakey in Angelina Jolie‘s drama “Africa,” an individual familiar with the Skydance project has told TheWrap.

Skydance declined to comment, while a representative for Pitt did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Pitt and wife Jolie recently teamed on her third feature as a director, “By the Sea.” They first worked together on “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”

Oscar winner Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”) wrote “Africa,” which is a biopic of Leakey, the famed archaeologist who became a staunch defender of elephants against poachers in Kenya in the late ’80s.

Jolie will reteam with her “Unbroken” cinematographer Roger Deakins on the project, which she’s also producing with Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg, as well as Jon Peters. Production could begin as soon as this summer.

“I’ve felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my life, and was taken with Eric’s beautiful script about a man drawn into the violent conflict with elephant poachers who emerged with a deeper understanding of man’s footprint and a profound sense of responsibility for the world around him,” Jolie said in a statement last September.

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World War Z 2 to start with a clean slate, shoot in October

Will WORLD WAR Z 2 be a completely different monster from the first movie? That could be the takeaway based on this interesting statement from the sequel’s screenwriter Steven Knight.

In an interview with Thompson on Hollywood, the Oscar-nominated scribe explains why he took the gig and how it differs from Marc Forster’s original:

“I thought, ‘why not? What fun.’ It’s not quite like the other, we’re starting with clean slate. When they’ve signed off we’re on.”
To me, “clean slate” indicates we won’t be picking up with Brad Pitt’s character, who at the end of the first film was happily reunited with his family after his long, arduous search for a zombie cure. But does it really make sense to make another WORLD WAR Z without Pitt front and center? (His production company, Plan B, will still produce.)

The article also notes that the film is “set to shoot in October for 2016 release.” J.A. Bayona is directing.

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