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Also, some film news via The Hollywood Reporter:
Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to join Jack Black in The House With a Clock in Its Walls for Amblin Entertainment.
Eli Roth is directing the adaptation of the 1973 gothic horror novel, written by John Bellairs with illustrations by Edward Gorey, which tells of a recently orphaned boy who moves in with his uncle. The uncle turns out to be a mediocre witch and the boy soon finds himself in a world of magic and danger, especially when he discovers a clock inside the walls of his house that is designed to bring about doomsday.
Black will portray the uncle.
If a deal is made, Blanchett will play Mrs. Zimmerman, the uncle’s neighbor and best friend, and more importantly, a fellow witch.
Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Eric Kripke are producing.
The two-time Oscar winner will next be seen playing the villainess Hela in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. Blanchett is repped by CAA.
Good morning everyone, great news for our chinese friends!
Manifesto, in its complete version, will open at the HOW Art Museum (Shanghai, China) on September 20 till October 20, 2017, for the inaugural exhibition dedicated to Julian Rosefeldt. Take the chance to visit!
via Time Out Shanghai
Good morning you all! As we previously announced Manifesto is available on four digital platforms from today. Click on each button to open the link
For our Italian friends, Manifesto is running out of competition at the next Milan Film Festival (September 22 – October 8, 2017), and, according to Ciak Magazine, should be released in cinemas on November 20.
Manifesto is also opening in Taiwanese cinemas on September 22 and in German cinemas on November 25.
Great news about the Lucille Ball biopic!
Amazon Studios has acquired the Lucille Ball biopic “Lucy and Desi,” with Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett attached to star.
Aaron Sorkin has written the script. Escape Artists is the production company with Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch producing.
The producers are seeking a star to play Ball’s husband Desi Arnaz as well as Vivian Vance and William Frawley, who played Fred and Ethel Mertz in the landmark sitcom “I Love Lucy.”
The project attracted Blanchett and Sorkin two years ago. “Lucy and Desi” will center on Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz. She eloped with the Cuban bandleader in 1940, and the two created the massively successful sitcom “I Love Lucy” in 1951 through their Desilu Productions. She won four Emmys for the role.
Ball also gave birth to her daughter in 1951 and to her son in 1953. Ball and Arnaz divorced in 1960, and Ball began running Desilu Productions in 1962. She died in 1989.
Blanchett has won Academy Awards for “The Aviator” and “Blue Jasmine.”
The “Lucy and Desi” project also involves the two children from the marriage — Lucie Luckinbill and Desi Arnaz Jr. — and includes rights to the use of memoirs written by both Ball and Arnaz. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.