Danny DeVito, Vicky Krieps, Peter Sarsgaard, John Leguizamo To Co-Star Barry Levinson’s ‘Harry Haft’

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Danny DeVito, Phantom Thread actress Vicky Krieps, Peter Sarsgaard, John Leguizamo, Saro Emirze, and Dar Zuzovsky are set for Harry Haft, the Barry Levinson-directed film based on the novel Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marcian…

BRON & New Mandate Set Barry Levinson To Direct Ben Foster-Starrer ‘Harry Haft’

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EXCLUSIVE: BRON Studios and New Mandate Films have set a February production start on Harry Haft, a fact-based historical drama that Barry Levinson will direct, with Ben Foster set to star as the title character. Justine Juel Gillmer wrote a Black List…

Karlovy Vary Film Festival to Honor Tim Robbins

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Academy Award winner Tim Robbins will be honored by the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Central and Eastern Europe’s top annual film event.
The multi-hyphenate star will take the Crystal Globe Award for his “contributions to world…

‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ Cast Reunites at Paley Center

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Someone managed to get Detective Frank Pembleton back in the box. Members of the cast and production team of the critically acclaimed NBC drama “Homicide: Life on the Street” came together at the Paley Center in New York to talk about the d…

Christopher Walken, Hugh Hudson, Barry Levinson Look Back at Careers at R7al

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R7al, a new film event in Lausanne, Switzerland, dedicated to classic films, wrapped Wednesday, with Christopher Walken receiving an honory award onstage, and one of his films, Abel Ferrara’s “The Funeral,” playing as the closing night movie. Among the other guests were directors Darren Aronofsky, Barry Levinson, Thomas Vinterberg, Susanne Bier, Michel Hazanavicius, Hugh Hudson […]

Why Al Pacino, Barry Levinson Reunited to Depict Joe Paterno’s Fall From Grace

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Few public figures have fallen as far and as fast as Joe Paterno did in 2011. A college-football titan, he led Penn State’s team for 45 years, transforming a nascent athletic program into a gigantic money engine, an obscure regional school into a national brand, and central Pennsylvania’s Happy Valley region from an economic backwater […]

TV Drama Series On Opioid Crisis Being Developed By Relevant, Di Bonaventura & Levinson Fontana

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EXCLUSIVE: It’s an epidemic sweeping this nation — the opioid problem that has thrown families and the U.S. health care system into crisis. Now, di Bonaventura Pictures Television, Relevant Entertainment and The Levinson Fontana Company are developing an original dramatic TV series based on the story of the pharmaceutical company at the center of the crisis and the family behind it. Barry Levinson, who will direct, said, “Hopelessness and despair should not become a…

Aronofsky, Levinson, Desplat to Attend r7al, a New Film Festival in Lausanne

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Directors Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan,” “Mother!”), Barry Levinson (“Rain Man”), Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist”), Susanne Bier (“The Night Manager”), Thomas Vinterberg (“Festen”) and Hugh Hudson (“Chariots of Fire”) will be among those speaking at the first edition of r7al, a film festival to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland from March 24 to 28. Other guests […]

Dustin Hoffman Spars With John Oliver Over Harassment Claims: “You’ve Put Me On Display Here”

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In a striking and raw demonstration of the angst that has accumulated over Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandals, HBO host John Oliver sparred with Dustin Hoffman during an awkward 45-minute Q&A intended as a prologue to a 20th-anniversary screening of the film Wag the Dog.
Tonight’s event at the 92nd Street Y, a benefit for the Tribeca Film Institute, featured Hoffman, Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and director Barry Levinson in an onstage discussion. About…

Artios Awards Unveils TV And Theater Noms, Taps Trio Of Honorees

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The Casting Society of America (CSA) has announced its list of honorees and nominees to be recognized at the 33rd Annual Artios Awards, taking place on January 18, 2018, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles & Stage 48 in New York City.
The Artios Awards are given to CSA members using the criteria of originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project. Named for the Greek word meaning “perfectly fitted,” the Artios Awards were…

First Look: Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in Barry Levinson’s HBO Film

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Introducing Al Pacino as Joe Paterno. HBO has unveiled a first look photo of the actor in character as the football coach for the cabler’s upcoming project directed by Barry Levinson. The as-yet-untitled film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky… Read more »

First Look: Al Pacino As Joe Paterno, Penn State Coach In Barry Levinson’s HBO Drama

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Here’s a first-look picture of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno, the disgraced Penn State football coach who’s the focus of HBO Films’ upcoming Barry Levinson-directed drama. The untitled project is currently in production. (See below for a side-by-side comparison.)
“The film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face…

Annie Parisse To Co-Star In HBO’s Joe Paterno Movie About Penn State Scandal

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Vinyl alumna Annie Parisse is back at HBO with a key role opposite Al Pacino in HBO Films’ untitled movie about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, directed and executive produced by Barry Levinson.
Written by Debora Cahn, John C. Richards and David McKenna, the film centers on legendary Joe Paterno (Pacino), who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and…

HBO’s Joe Paterno Movie Gets Green Light With Al Pacino Starring & Barry Levinson Directing

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Almost two years after HBO hit pause on its film about the Penn State football scandal starring Al Pacino, the project is moving forward with a green light and a new director. Barry Levinson is set to direct and executive produce the movie, reuniting with Pacino and HBO.
Originally, HBO Films had the Scarface duo of director Brian De Palma and Pacino who had paired up for the project, then titled Happy Valley, in 2012. The film was in pre-production in fall 2014 when it wa…