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emily   /   Nov 05,2017   /   0 Comments

VARIETY – Lily Collins will star opposite Zac Efron as the former girlfriend of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in the thriller “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.”

Voltage is handling sales at the American Film Market, which opens Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif.

The film is told from the point of view of Elizabeth Kloepfer during the multi-year period that Bundy hid his murder spree from his live-in lover, played by Collins.

Collins recently starred in “To the Bone” and “Okja,” and was also nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress (comedy) for her starring role in “Rules Don’t Apply.” She will star as Edith Bratt in Dome Karukoski’s “Tolkien.”

Efron came aboard the Voltage Pictures project at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Bundy was executed in 1989. Shortly before his execution, he confessed to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978.

Joe Berlinger will direct “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.” The original screenplay, written by Michael Werwie, won the Nicholl Fellowship first prize and was featured on the Black List.

Lily has very quickly distinguished herself as a major talent in a number of diverse roles in recent years,” said Berlinger. “I am really excited about taking Zac and this hugely talented actress to some dark but very human places they may not yet have explored.”

Efron was most recently seen in “Baywatch” and will be appearing in the upcoming James Franco comedy “The Disaster Artist.”

Voltage Pictures and Cota Entertainment are producing, alongside Michael Simkin and Jason Barrett of Efron’s Ninjas Runnin Wild. Ara Keshishian, Nicolas Chartier, and Michael Costigan will be producing via Voltage and Cota. Voltage is fully financing with Jonathan Deckter as an executive producer. Production is set to begin on Jan. 10.

emily   /   Sep 09,2017   /   0 Comments

Amazon has sadly canceled The Last Tycoon. I am very disappointed with the news. I wish we got to see more of the characters and the film Celia and Monroe were working on together. I loved the series and Lily’s role in it, sad for it to only have one season.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – It’s the latest belt-tightening move from the streaming giant.
Amazon has canceled its F. Scott Fitzgerald period drama The Last Tycoon, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The decision arrives days after the retail giant/streamer made an about face and canceled another Fitzgerald drama, the previously renewed Z: The Beginning of Everything, starring Christina Ricci as the author’s wife, Zelda Fitzgerald.

Amazon had spent roughly $7 million during pre-production on the scrapped season of Z. The cancellations come as what sources say is larger belt-tightening going on at Amazon as the outlet looks for a large-scale hit.

The streamer is now beginning to rack up a series of one-and-done shows, with The Last Tycoon joining Z as well as its 1970s Newsweek period drama Good Girls Revolt joining drama Mad Dogs.

The pricey Tycoon was picked up to series last year and began streaming on Amazon on July 28. While Amazon, along with Netflix and Hulu, doesn’t release viewership information, the drama debuted to mixed reviews from critics (its score sits at 53 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 57 percent on Metacritic).

The series starred Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer and Lily Collins, and its nine episodes centered on machinations of the Hollywood studio system in the 1930s.

The show is based on the unfinished novel of the same name by Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise author, F. Scott Fitzgerald who centered the book on the character Monroe Starr, modeled after the producer Irving Thalberg.

emily   /   Aug 30,2017   /   0 Comments

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTERLily Collins is in talks to join Nicholas Hoult in Chernin Entertainment and Fox Searchlight’s J.R.R. Tolkien biopic.

Anthony Boyle, known for playing Scorpius Malfoy in the British play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, also has signed on for the film centered on the famed author.

In Tolkien, Hoult will play the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings book series that were later adapted into two Hollywood trilogies from Peter Jackson. Dome Karukoski is directing the project.

Tolkien, written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, explores the early life of novelist J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds love, friendship, and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. When the horrors of World War I envelope Tolkien’s life, they threaten to tear this “fellowship” apart and he questions the very meaning and purpose of his art. Instead Tolkien finds a way to use these experiences as inspiration for his famous works, among them The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Collins will play Edith Bratt, Tolkien’s great love, and eventual wife who inspired the elven princess characters in the Lord of the Rings saga.

Collins was most recently seen in Marti Noxon’s To the Bone and Joon-ho Bong’s Okja, which are both on Netflix after playing at Sundance and Cannes respectively. She is repped by CAA, LBI and Definition Entertainment.

emily   /   Jan 23,2017   /   0 Comments

INSTYLE – We’re a big admirer of Lily Collins’s red carpet style and definitely aren’t the only ones. The actress has a solid track record of wearing even the most intricate couture looks with ease, which means all eyes are on her this awards season.

But twirling in high fashion and landing high atop the world’s best dressed lists aren’t the only big moments for which the actress will be making waves next month. At the 19th Costume Designers Guild Awards taking place on Feb. 21, Collins will be honored with the Lacoste Spotlight Award—given to those who have an awareness and appreciation for costume design. And she’s in great company: previous honorees include Cate Blanchett in 2016 and Naomi Watts in 2015.

At the last Costume Designers Guild Awards that Collins attended in 2013, the Mirror Mirror actress donned a gorgeous Paule Ka gown with an oversize white bow accenting its sleek black silhouette: an homage to the hit film’s costume designer Eiko Ishioka who passed away that year and also won the Excellence in Fantasy Film award that evening.

Right now, Collins is at the Sundance Film Festival, celebrating the premiere of her new film To the Bone. She will also be releasing her memoir in March; thus, it’s a momentous and busy year for the star.

The 19th Costume Designers Guild Awards will take place on Feb. 21, so mark your calendars and just imagine what Collins will wear.

emily   /   Sep 05,2016   /   0 Comments

DEADLINERules Don’t Apply, which was written, produced, directed by and co-stars Warren Beatty in his first film in 15 years, has been selected to open the 30th edition of American Film Institute’s AFI Fest. The long-awaited film from New Regency and 20th Century Fox will bow November 10 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood before it hits theaters two weeks later on November 23. This pick was a no-brainer for AFI as Beatty has a storied history with the organization having been the recipient of their prestigious 2008 Life Achievement Award.

The new film, in which Beatty plays Howard Hughes and is set in 1958, has been a longtime dream project for the star and represents the first time he has directed since 1998’s acclaimed Bulworth. His last acting job in a movie came in 2001 with Town & Country. An Oscar-winning director for Reds in 1981, Beatty was also the recipient of the Academy’s Thalberg Award and holds the distinction of having been Oscar nominated for Actor,Director, Picture and Screenplay all in the same year — not just once but twice, for 1978’s Heaven Can Wait and Reds.

Warren Beatty has charmed and challenged moviegoers from his first moment on screen, and his talents as an actor, director, writer and producer have always transcended trends,” AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale said. “AFI is honored to present the world premiere of his newest gift to America’s cultural legacy.” AFI Fest director Jacqueline Lyanga added that this was the perfect film to open the 30th year of the perfectly timed fall festival (smack in the heart of awards season) since the film also takes place in Hollywood. “On opening night, the TCL Chinese Theatre, the quintessential temple of cinema in Hollywood, will shine a light on Rules Don’t Apply,” she said.

The film is about an aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) who struggle “hopefully” with the absurd eccentricities of eclectic billionaire Hughes, for whom they work. It has a sterling list of supporting players including Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Candice Berger, Steve Coogan, Ed Harris, Haley Bennett, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Oliver Platt, Taissa Farmiga, Megan Hilty and Martin Sheen.

With awards season set to kick off tomorrow in Venice followed by the Telluride, Toronto and New York film festivals, AFI Fest has become an important stop later in the game — especially for movies with high Oscar hopes that aren’t quite ready to premiere at the earlier festivals. It will run November 10-17 and you can expect several more prime contenders to be announced soon.

The full festival lineup and schedule will be unveiled in October.

emily   /   Jul 27,2016   /   3 Comments

DEADLINE – With a well-known title and formidable lead cast, Amazon’s The Last Tycoon pilot has been a strong contender for a series pickup. Now the project, toplined by Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer and Rosemarie DeWitt, has been ordered to series by the streaming service, I have learned. It comes from Sony TV’s TriStar Television. I hear Amazon’s other drama pilot from the batch, The Interestings, is not going forward.

Written and directed by Billy Ray based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon was inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg, on whom the book’s protagonist Monroe Stahr was based. The project centers on Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s as he climbs to the height of power pitting him against his mentor and current head of the studio, the brawny, imposing, charming and vain Pat Brady (Grammer), a character based on Louis B. Mayer. Having come from the streets, Brady has no intention of returning to his misfortune, and is determined to make sure his studio is successful, no matter what personal morals he compromises. Dewitt plays Pat Brady’s wife, Rose Brady, who may be involved with Stahr.

In The Last Tycoon‘s 1976 big-screen adaptation directed by Elia Kazan and written by Harold Pinter, the roles of Stahr and Brady were played by Robert De Niro and Robert Mitchum, respectively.

Bomer, Grammer and DeWitt all have toplined TV series before, USA’s White Collar (Bomer), Frasier and Boss, among others (Grammer) and Standoff (DeWitt). This marks Emmy winner Grammer’s return to drama series following his Golden Globe-winning turn on Boss. Bomer also won a Golden Globe, for HBO’s The Normal Heart, and recently co-starred on American Horror Story: Hotel. DeWitt has been focused on movies for the past few years, recently starring in Poltergeist.

Ray executive produces The Last Tycoon alongside Chris Keyser, who serve as showrunners, as well as Josh Maurer, David Stern and Alix Witlin. Pulitzer-winning author and F.Scott Fitzgerald scholar A. Scott Berg served as consulting producer on the pilotThis marks TriStar TV’s second series at Amazon, joining Good Girls Revolt.