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Production has Started on Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

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by Matthew Monagle July 3, 2016 @ 11:48 AM
Random House
Ready Player One was always meant to be a movie. With a plot that centers on millenial nostalgia for early ’90s video games, movies, and television shows, and a thoroughly likable group of characters, Ready Player One has been on many science-fiction fans’ most anticipated movie list since the movie rights were optioned. And on Friday, screenwriter Zak Penn posted on Twitter that production on the Steven Spielberg-led film adaptation had finally begun.

‘The BFG’ Review: A Sleepy Stumble From Steven Spielberg

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by Matt Singer June 27, 2016 @ 8:55 AM
The BFG — or “Big Friendly Giant” — spends his days in Giant Country, collecting dreams from a magical tree and distributing them to the people of the world. He seems like just the sort of character who would appeal to Steven Spielberg, a big friendly giant of the film world whose work has stimulated the imaginations of millions of moviegoers. But Spielberg doesn’t fully communicate that appeal with his film version of The BFG, which contains a fair amount of lovely images but may be the director’s most listless and dramatically inert movie in decades.

‘The BFG’ Featurette Explores Giant Country With BFFs Steven Spielberg and Mark Rylance

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by Britt Hayes June 5, 2016 @ 11:59 AM
Sorry, Tom Hanks — Steven Spielberg has a new favorite now, and his name is Mark Rylance. After delivering an Oscar-winning performance in Bridge of Spies, the actor re-teamed with Spielberg for The BFG, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel. A new featurette puts the focus on Rylance and his role as the eponymous Big Friendly Giant, who forms a bond with a special little girl and takes her deep into the heart of Giant Country to see where dreams are made.

‘The BFG’ Trailer: Mark Rylance Isn’t Like a Regular Giant, He’s a Cool Giant

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by Britt Hayes May 15, 2016 @ 8:46 AM
Following its premiere at Cannes (where reactions were decidedly…mixed), Disney has unveiled a new trailer for The BFG, Steven Spielberg’s fantastical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book. Starring Spielberg’s new BFF Mark Rylance in the titular role, The BFG takes us to an enchanting but dangerous world filled with bone-crunching, gizzard-gulping giants. But don’t worry, the BFG of The BFG is a nice giant. Promise!

Steven Spielberg’s New BFF Mark Rylance Joins ‘Ready Player One’

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by Mike Sampson April 13, 2016 @ 10:49 AM
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Earlier this week, Steven Spielberg announced an upcoming project, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, which would star recent Oscar-winner Mark Rylance. Rylance won his Oscar for Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and stars in Spielberg’s upcoming The BFG...

Steven Spielberg Reunites With ‘Bridge of Spies’ Star Mark Rylance for ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

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by Britt Hayes April 11, 2016 @ 7:20 PM
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The BFG marks Steven Spielberg’s second project with Bridge of Spies star (and Oscar-winner) Mark Rylance, and though that film doesn’t arrive until this summer, the duo have already set their next collaboration. Spielberg has officially boarded The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, a period piece set in late 19th century Italy, with Rylance playing the role of Pope Pius IX.

National Society of Film Critics Names ‘Spotlight’ Best Film of the Year

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by Charles Bramesco January 4, 2016 @ 11:20 AM
Open Road Films
The National Society of Film Critics, a group made up of fifty-three of the most esteemed, elite American film critics, recently convened for their 50th annual meeting to determine the finest films, performances, as well as other assorted creative...

Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance to Join Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’

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by Erin Whitney December 28, 2015 @ 2:18 PM
Warner Bros.
It’s official: Christopher Nolan’s next venture will be a World War II film. Yesterday we reported on rumors of Nolan’s super secretive trips to Dunkirk, France with his brother Jonathan Nolan, the location of French evacuation during WWII. Now Variety confirms that Dunkirk will be Nolan’s next film with an original screenplay from the director.