Deadline.com news and photos from our coverage of the films up for Oscars and other awards.
Jennifer Aniston talks with Deadline about the transformation she went through to play her 'Cake' character, who has both chronic pain and a resulting drug addiction. She's joined by the film's director, Daniel Barnz. Watch her clip here: http://deadline.com/2014/12/jennifer-aniston-cake-movie-daniel-barnz-video-1201316221/
Foxcatcher' producer/director Bennett Miller discusses in this video clip why he cast comic actor Steve Carell in the key dramatic role as a millionaire eccentric bankrolling an Olympic wrestling team. http://deadline.com/2014/12/bennett-miller-steve-carell-foxcatcher-video-1201315839/
Al Pacino kicks off our Rough Cuts video conversations, sitting down with Deadline's Dominic Patten to talk about 'The Humbling,' his adaptation of the Philip Roth novel about an aging actor. In this first segment, Pacino talks about first finding the story, and then bringing in famed satirist and screenwriter Buck Henry to bring a sense of humor to a heavy story. Watch the video here: http://deadline.com/2014/12/al-pacino-the-humbling-buck-henry-philip-roth-video-1201307732/
'The Imitation Game' producers talk about the Alan Turing story and getting Benedict Cumberbatch to play the code-breaking pioneer. http://deadline.com/2014/12/the-imitation-game-producers-alan-turing-benedict-cumberbatch-1201306336/
Writer/directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the brains behind the huge animated hit The Lego Movie, talk with Deadline’s Pete Hammond about their “iterative” creative process, finding spontaneity in the grind of making animated films, and capturing the DIY spirit of amateurs making “brick movies.” They were speaking at Deadline’s recent Oscar showcase, The Contenders. Listen here: http://deadline.com/2014/11/the-lego-movie-writers-directors-phil-lord-christopher-miller-1201295296/
WATCH: Shailene Woodley talks at our recent Contenders event about the impact of "The Fault in Our Stars" on cancer survivors she's met since the movie, adapted from John Green's novel, came out this summer: http://deadline.com/2014/11/shailene-woodley-cancer-the-fault-in-our-stars-video-1201287847/ Did you see the movie? Are you a fan? #ShaileneWoodley #TFIOS #TheFaultInOurStars #JohnGreen
Ethan Hawke liked our AwardsLine story about him and Patricia Arquette in the terrific Richard Linklater film 'Boyhood' so much that he posted it on his page on Facebook. Here's the story if you want to read it: http://ow.ly/i/7CpWw And here's a link to Ethan's very kind post: http://ow.ly/Eragn Gotta love that cover photo of the two of them, huh?
Jon Stewart's new film (he produced, directed and wrote it) has arrived, and Deadline's Pete Hammond reviews 'Rosewater' here: http://deadline.com/2014/11/rosewater-review-jon-stewart-gael-garcia-bernal-1201282853/ It’s the story of TV journalist Maziar Bahari, played by Gael Garcia Bernal and who went to Iran during the 2009 elections there. Bahari was imprisoned and tortured for half a year by a man known as Rosewater, played by Kim Bodnia, before being released.
Nightcrawler’ Review: Watch Pete Hammond's video take on Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest movie, about an unscrupulous videographer trolling the streets of Los Angeles, selling his bloody videos to news director Rene Russo: http://deadline.com/2014/10/nightcrawler-review-pete-hammond-on-jake-gyllenhaals-local-news-creep-1201266941/ The film also features lots of real L.A. news anchors and reporters, so locals will enjoy spotting the faces they know. Will you see it this weekend when it comes out?
'Citizenfour' review: WatchJeremy Gerard's Deadline video review of Laura Poitras' remarkable new documentary about NSA leaker Edward Snowden: http://deadline.com/2014/10/citizenfour-review-edward-snowden-laura-poitras-857412/ It tells the story that unfolded when she and colleague Glenn Greenwald at The Guardian were contacted by a mysterious, anonymous source claiming to have a huge cache of documents detailing rampant illegal spying by the U.S. government of millions of its own citizens.
Producers (including Brad Pitt with a very curious hairdo) and co-star Lupita Nyong’o backstage at the Independent Spirit Awards after their film picked up five awards, the most of the night, including Best Feature and Nyong’o’s female supporting actor win. Read all of Deadline’s Independent Spirit Awards coverage here: http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/spirit-award-winners-2014-indie-spirit-awards/