Tony Goldwyn To Star In Netflix Series ‘Chambers’ Produced By Stephen Gaghan

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Scandal alum Tony Goldwyn has been tapped as a lead opposite Uma Thurman in Chambers, Netflix’s upcoming hourlong supernatural drama from Stephen Gaghan and Super Deluxe.
Created and written by Leah Rachel, who co-showruns with Akela Cooper, Chambers c…

Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen To Join ‘Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle:’ Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Holland Will Voice Critters

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EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has set Antonio Banderas and is in talks with Michael Sheen for the key live action leads opposite Robert Downey Jr in The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. Banderas plays a pirate named Rassouli and Sheen plays Mudfly alongside Downey’s title character in the Stephen Gaghan-directed film. In addition, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Holland will voice three of the talking animals in the script Gaghan rewrote from an earlier draft by Tom…

Netflix Orders ‘Chambers’ Supernatural Drama Series Produced By Stephen Gaghan

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Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to Chambers, an hourlong supernatural drama.
Created and written by Leah Rachel, with Akela Cooper (Marvel’s Luke Cage) as showrunner and Stephen Gaghan as executive producer, Chambers centers on a young heart attack survivor becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the…

Universal Sets Doctor Dolittle Film With Robert Downey Jr. For 2019

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UPDATED – March 27, 2017Universal PicturesUntitled Doctor Dolittle project, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the title character, will be released on Friday, May 24, 2019.
Directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan, the film is based on the enduring tales imagined by Hugh Lofting, with Gaghan writing the most recent draft of the screenplay from an earlier draft by Tom Shepherd.
As of now, the movie will be going up against Warner Bros’ Minecraft: The Movie, based…

Robert Downey Jr’s ‘Doctor Dolittle’ Reboot Lands Summer 2019 Release Date

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Universal has landed a prime summer 2019 release date for its untitled “Doctor Dolittle” reboot starring Robert Downey Jr.

The studio announced on Monday that it will release the new child-friendly adventure film, directed by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan, on May 24, 2019.

Based on the enduring tales imagined by Hugh Lofting about a physician who is able to talk to animals, the new film will be produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent”), alongside Susan Downey (“Sherlock Holmes” franchise, “The Judge”) for Team Downey.

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Gaghan wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay from an earlier draft by Tom Shepherd.

Rex Harrison first played Dolittle on the big screen in the 1967 musical “Doctor Dolittle,” an unlikely Oscar nominee for Best Picture. (It lost that category but won stautettes for original song and visual effects.

Then Eddie Murphy starred in two successful live-action remakes in 1998 and 2001.

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‘Gold’ Cinematographer Achieves Atmospheric Look With Film, Digital Cameras

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In shooting “Gold,” based on the true story of a prospector who flips the precious-metals industry on its head with an elaborate scheme, cinematographer Robert Elswit joined director Stephen Gaghan to create an atmospheric period movie enhanced by the use of both film and digital cameras. “The story is set in the 1980s, but we… Read more »

‘Split’ Wins 2nd Straight Weekend at the Box Office

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M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” won its second consecutive weekend at the box office, earning an estimated $26.3 million for a total of $78 million since its release.

Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media’s “A Dog’s Purpose,” being released by Universal Pictures, finished in second with an estimated $18.4 million. The Lasse Hallstrom-directed film had been tainted by a leaked TMZ video in which it looked like a German Shepherd was being forced into a pool of rough water. The dog went under water in a later portion of the video, which sparked a boycott by PETA, but the studio and Amblin have refuted claims that the dog was abused or injured during the making of the film.

Tracking for “A Dog’s Purpose” had been all over the map going into the weekend, with analysts putting the film in an opening range of $13 million to $21 million, with the studio looking at a gross in the high-teens to $20 million.

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Starring Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad, the film was produced for an amount in the low-$20 million range and has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 33 percent, but a CinemaScore of A.

Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s “Hidden Figures” will take third place this weekend with an estimated $14 million, bringing its cumulative total up $104 million. The film starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae has been a critical and commercial success — the Oscar nominee holds a “Fresh” score of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Screen Gems’ “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” came in fourth, earning an estimated $13 million from 3,059 locations, in line with the studio’s expectations. The studio is anticipating $70 million internationally by Monday. The film’s budget was an estimated $40 million.

Paul W.S. Anderson wrote, directed and produced the latest film in the franchise, which again stars Milla Jovovich as the only survivor in humanity’s fight against the dead. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie holds a score of 41 percent. Its CinemaScore is B.

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Lionsgate’s “La La Land” rounded out the top five at the box office this weekend after the film’s Oscar nominations on Tuesday. The musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling earned an estimated $12 million, which brings its domestic cumulative to $106.5 million. “La La Land” received 14 Oscar nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director.

This weekend’s other newcomer, The Weinstein Company’s “Gold,” earned an estimated $3.5 million its opening weekend. Heading into the weekend, the studio anticipated an opening in the $4 million to $5 million range.

The film, directed by Stephen Gaghan, has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 38 percent while its CinemaScore is B-.

Following the Oscar nominations, many studios have rereleased the Best Picture contenders. “Arrival,” “Fences” and “Moonlight” were expected to get moderate boosts from their rerelease, while “Manchester by the Sea” expanded into more theaters. TheWrap had reported that “La La Land” and “Lion” were to get the biggest box office boost from their nominations — the latter earned $2.3 million this weekend, up from last weekend’s gross of $1.7 million, although TWC had not yet expanded the film’s theater count.

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‘Split’ Blows Past Newcomers ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ ‘Resident Evil’ at Friday Box Office

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“Split” is still going strong in its second weekend at the box office: The James McAvoy film earned $7.9 million on Friday night and is expected to take $25.7 million over the three days.

The M. Night Shyamalan film blew past newcomers “A Dog’s Purpose” and “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.” The former made $5.3 million for a weekend estimate of $18.7 million, while the Screen Gems video-game film earned an estimated $5 million for a weekend estimate of $12 million.

Tracking for “A Dog’s Purpose” had been all over the map going into the weekend, with analysts putting the film in an opening range of $13 million to $21 million, with the studio looking at a gross in the high-teens to $20 million.

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Last week, TMZ leaked a video from the set of “A Dog’s Purpose,” in which it looks like a German Shepherd was being forced into a pool of rough water. A later section of the video shows the dog going under for about four seconds. The video sparked outrage all over the nation, with many, including PETA, calling for the boycott of the film.

Universal canceled the premiere and the film’s press junket, and the studio, production company Amblin Entertainment and the film’s producers have refuted claims that the dog was abused or injured during the making of the film.

The film was produced for an amount in the low-$20 million range and stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Juliet Rylance, Pooch Hall, Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad. It was directed by Lasse Hallstrom and produced by Gavin Polone, who also said that the video did not accurately portray what happened on the set. The film’s Rotten Tomatoes score is 33 percent, while it has a CinemaScore of A.

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“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” also hit theaters this weekend. The studio is anticipating $70 million internationally by Monday. The film’s budget was an estimated $40 million and the studio expects a gross in the low-teens for the weekend domestically. Trackers were seeing a range from $13.5 million to $18 million.

Paul W.S. Anderson wrote, directed and produced the latest film in the franchise, picking up immediately where “Retribution” left off. Milla Jovovich’s Alice is the only survivor in humanity’s fight against the dead. The film also stars Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Iain Glen, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken and Fraser James. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie holds a score of 39 percent. Its CinemaScore is B.

The Weinstein Company’s “Gold,” starring Matthew McConaughey, earned $1.15 million from 2,166 screens on Friday night. Heading into the weekend, the film was looking at an opening between $2 million and $5 million, although the studio anticipates an opening in the $4 million to $5 million range.

Inspired by a true story, McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a modern day prospector desperate for a lucky break, who teams up with a similarly eager geologist (Edgar Ramírez) and sets off into the Indonesian jungle looking to make it rich. They quickly learn, however, that finding gold is much easier than keeping it.

The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Kebbell, Corey Stoll, Stacy Keach, and Bruce Greenwood. Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan is directing, marking the first time he has helmed a major theater release since 2005’s “Syriana.” Patrick Massett and John Zinman wrote the screenplay. Its Rotten Tomatoes score is 37 percent while its CinemaScore is B-.

Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s “Hidden Figures” is expected to take third place this weekend after an already stellar run at the box office. The film is looking to make another $13 million this weekend, bringing its total past the $100 million milestone.

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After Tuesday’s Oscar nominations, many films are being rereleased in theaters and are expected to get a box office bump. TheWrap previously reported that Lionsgate’s “La La Land” and The Weinstein Company’s “Lion” are expected to gain the most at the box office. “La La Land” is expected to cross the $100 million benchmark this weekend.

“Fences,” “Arrival” and “Moonlight” are expected to get moderate boosts from their Oscar nominations after their respective studios expanded the theater counts on Friday. “Manchester by the Sea” also expanded.

 

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How Universal’s “A Dog’s Purpose” will do at the box office this weekend is something of a mystery as trackers are unsure how a recent leaked video will impact the movie’s opening weekend.

Analysts are putting the film in an opening range of $13 million to $21 million, with the studio looking at a gross in the high-teens to $20 million. A gross around $18 million seems likely, according to Jeff Bock, senior analyst at Exhibitor Relations.

Last week, TMZ leaked a video from the set of “A Dog’s Purpose,” in which it looks like a German Shepherd was being forced into a pool of rough water. A later section of the video shows the dog going under for about four seconds. The video sparked outrage all over the nation, with many, including PETA, calling for the boycott of the film.

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Universal canceled the premiere and the film’s press junket, and the studio, production company Amblin Entertainment and the film’s producers have refuted claims that the dog was abused or injured during the making of the film.

The film was produced for an amount in the low-$20 million range and stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Juliet Rylance, Pooch Hall, Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad. It was directed by Lasse Hallstrom and produced by Gavin Polone, who also said that the video did not accurately portray what happened on the set.

“A Dog’s Purpose” is based on W. Bruce Cameron’s 2010 novel about a dog that learns his purpose as he is reincarnated into various dogs over the course of several lifetimes.

Although trackers are not sure about the exact earning potential for the film its opening weekend, a battle is brewing for No. 1 between the dog-themed film, James McAvoy’s “Split” and Screen Gems’ “Resident Evil: “The Final Chapter.”

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Last weekend, “Split” exceeded all expectations and opened to $40 million although tracking initially had it at $20 million. The film is expected to have a strong hold, and even if it experiences a 50 percent drop-off, it will compete against “A Dog’s Purpose” and “Resident Evil.” If the controversy puts a big dent in “A Dog’s Purpose”‘s performance, “Split” will take first place with $20 million to $25 million.

“Resident Evil” is opening in 3,100 locations on Friday and has already grossed $35 million in Japan — the studio is anticipating $70 million internationally by Monday. The film’s budget was an estimated $40 million and the studio expects a gross in the low-teens for the weekend domestically. Trackers are seeing a range from $13.5 million to $18 million.

Paul W.S. Anderson wrote, directed and produced the latest film in the franchise, picking up immediately where “Retribution” left off. Milla Jovovich’s Alice is the only survivor in humanity’s fight against the dead. The film also stars Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Iain Glen, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken and Fraser James.

The franchise, which is one of the most popular and successful video game-based movie series ever, is approaching $1 billion at the worldwide box office — 80 percent of the movie grosses are from international territories.

The Weinstein Company’s “Gold,” starring Matthew McConaughey is looking at an opening between $2 million and $5 million, although the studio anticipates an opening in the $4 million to $5 million range.

Inspired by a true story, McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a modern day prospector desperate for a lucky break, who teams up with a similarly eager geologist (Edgar Ramírez) and sets off into the Indonesian jungle looking to make it rich. They quickly learn, however, that finding gold is much easier than keeping it.

The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Kebbell, Corey Stoll, Stacy Keach, and Bruce Greenwood. Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan is directing, marking the first time he has helmed a major theater release since 2005’s “Syriana.” Patrick Massett and John Zinman wrote the screenplay.

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Stephen Gaghan to Direct ‘The Division’ Movie Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain (EXCLUSIVE)

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“Gold” director Stephen Gaghan is attaching himself to write and direct Ubisoft’s adaptation of its popular video game “The Division” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. Ubisoft Motion Pictures will develop with Gyllenhaal’s and Riva Marker’s (“Beasts of No Nation”) Nine Stories and Chastain’s Freckle Films. Developed and published by Ubisoft, with assistance from Red… Read more »

Oscar Songs: How Iggy Pop Went From ‘Grumpy Old Man’ to ‘Gold’ Songwriter

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A version of this story first appeared in the Nominations Preview issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine.

The foreboding title song in Stephen Gaghan’s “Gold” started with the director giving lyrics to composer Daniel Pemberton. They then brought in music producer Danger Mouse (Brian Burton), before rock icon Iggy Pop added the finishing touches.

The songwriters break down the process:

DANIEL PEMBERTON I was scoring and mixing the film, and Stephen said, “I want to write a song.” I said, “I want to write a song, too — it’s a great idea, but I’ve got s—loads to do.”

But Stephen kept pushing. He came ’round to my house with these really beautiful lyric ideas. I’d go through it and go, “That bit’s great. That line, ‘doubled up and doubled down,’ we’ve got to use that.” At the beginning of the day I was thinking, “This is not going to happen, but I don’t want to upset the director.” But by the end of the day, we had something. And I said, “You know what? If somebody was singing this who could sing, this could be pretty good.”

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But then I got pulled back into mixing the score, and Stephen said, “I can reach out to my friend Danger Mouse, and see if he would like to get involved.” And I said, “That would be amazing.”

DANGER MOUSE Stephen called me and said they were almost done with the movie, but he felt like there was this part for an original song. I’ve been friends with Stephen for years, so I went and saw the movie and liked it a lot, and I sat with the scene for a bit.

Daniel had worked on this piece of music, and I listened to it and was in right away. I started hearing melodies, started getting ideas. And when I thought of the kind of voice that could really work, somebody who had a deep voice and could be calm and have intensity, I thought of Iggy. So I called Iggy to see if it was a possibility, and he said he had a week free.

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I said, “S—, we gotta get to work on this song.” So we booked our tickets to Miami to go see him, and we went over melodies and lyrics and everything. And then Iggy went and saw the movie, and Stephen and I worked on the song for a couple of days in the hotel room. I had to sing it myself, so I’d go into the bathroom and try to sing in my Iggy voice. And I said to Stephen, “Wait ’til Iggy gets it, you’ll see why I want him.”

And then I went into the studio with Iggy and did a lot of takes. And Stephen said, “Oh, I see why.”

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IGGY POP It was on my few days off from my grueling schedule, and at first I was a little bit of a grumpy old man. I was thinking, “Look, this is going to be some damn film director who doesn’t know s— about music, and he’s going to end up not using the song.” But Brian said, “No, it’s a very good film,” and I saw that I could do something that would wend its way into the story.

I did a lot of practice with my car stereo, singing over and over to the track — not to develop a performance, but just to interiorize the lines. And then we got in the studio and I sang it 50, 60 times. A lot. That started to break me down a little bit to the point where I was like the guy in the movie. The money’s gone, everybody’s a crook, all right, whatever. That was the approach.

And Brian directed the vocal very particularly. “I like this, I don’t like that. this syllable, not that syllable. I like it when you breathe here, not there.” It helped me restrain a lot more than I ever had in a performance. I did hit a couple of Iggy notes toward the end, but that was at Brian’s urging. He said, “Give it a little Iggy shtick.”

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Film Review: Matthew McConaughey in ‘Gold’

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It’s too bad Matthew McConaughey already made a movie called “Fool’s Gold,” since the title would’ve been perfect for his latest, a bucking-bronco paydirt saga in which he plays a white-trash desperado with a claim to more of the precious metal than he knows what to do with. Directed with an odd mix of human… Read more »

‘Gold’ Review: Matthew McConaughey Digs Up the Unexpected

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Alfred Hitchcock famously insisted that no one be seated in “Psycho” once the movie had started, lest they get to the famous twists without being fully invested in the story. The producers of “Gold” should consider stopping people from leaving the theater midway through, since the film so craftily changes directions that it transforms from a movie you don’t want to see into one that you do.

It’s not that the first half of “Gold” isn’t well-made, but it ambles along like a completely unironic “Wolf of Wall Street,” showing us a hardscrabble Nevada mining company beset by the 1980s recession before gambling everything on a gold strike in Indonesia. Yet while the movie seems to be merely another celebration of grasping capitalism and dick-swinging contests of masculinity, it’s got far more up its sleeve.

Matthew McConaughey (who also turned up in “Wolf,” come to think of it) stars as Kenny, a third-generation miner in Nevada; his grandfather had a mule and a wheelbarrow, while Kenny and his father (Craig T. Nelson) have a slick office where everyone’s on the phone all day but no one has to get their hands dirty. As the film jumps from 1981 to 1988, we see that economic times are tough; the patriarch has died, the company’s in debt, and all the employees are making their phone calls from the bar where Kenny’s girlfriend Kay (Bryce Dallas Howard) waits tables.

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Desperate times call for desperate measures; Kenny remembers meeting geologist and gold-chaser Mike Acosta (Édgar Ramírez), who has a theory about a “ring of fire” where tectonic plates in the Pacific Rim rub up against each other to create a bounty of valuable minerals. Kenny digs up his literal last dime (stealing and hocking Kay’s gold watch to help pay for the trip) to travel to Indonesia to convince Mike to go into business with him.

At first, their dig deep down the river seems futile, and Kenny comes close to dying of malaria. But then they strike it rich, leading to interest from Wall Street and untold riches all around. That “mo’ problems” come next should be no surprise, but how “Gold” unfolds — and how what seemed like a celebration of wealth and exploitation retroactively becomes bitingly satirical — makes for captivating viewing.

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Director Stephen Gaghan (“Syriana”) knows his 1980s tropes well, with we’re-in-the-money montages and corporate masters of the universe indulging themselves in all the hot tubs and cold champagne they can grab. (His taste in ’80s music is a little too cool for the room, though; guys like Kenny probably weren’t listening to Richard and Linda Thompson, even if the soundtrack says otherwise.) It’s anyone’s guess how much truth is contained in the “Inspired by True Facts” screenplay by Patrick Massett and John Zinman (“Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”), but they skillfully change the narrative and the tone around every corner.

It’s easy to see why McConaughey wanted to play this sweaty striver: Kenny may be balding and paunchy, but he’s got a pitchman’s slick patter every time he’s backed against the wall. (The actor’s hairline remains consistent, but his fake potbelly seems to come and go from scene to scene.)

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Ramírez conveys the calm intellect of a man who can spew geological facts one minute and then calm down gun-waving Indonesian soldiers the next, but Howard’s Kay gets little to do. She’s supportive until she isn’t, and her main character trait is that she doesn’t know what to do with her hair. (No lie: Kenny cheats on her with the first decently-coiffured woman who turns up on camera.)

“Gold” contains what may be one of the year’s best final shots; not only is it well-earned by that point, but it also doesn’t tell you how to react to it. It’s a movie that both understands the basic desire to strike it rich and our deep understanding that one person’s wealth often comes at the expense of another person’s well-being. This isn’t a perfect movie, but it’s admirable for its ability to keep more than one thought in its head at a time.

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‘Gold’: Film Review

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In ‘Gold,’ an adventure drama inspired by true events, Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez star as business partners whose underdog mining enterprise puts them on the high-finance map.read more

How ‘Gold’, A Movie About Following A Dream Turned Into A Nightmare To Shoot – The Contenders Video

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Director Stephen Gaghan and producer Teddy Schwarzman came to Deadline’s all-day awards season event November 5th, The Contenders Presented By Deadline, as part of the Weinstein Company panel to tell the story of the making of their contender, Gold, a true movie adventure in the tradition of The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre merged with The Wolf Of Wall Street.  
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Matthew McConaughey to Be Honored at the Napa Valley Film Fest

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Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will receive a tribute award at the Napa Valley Film Festival in November. His latest film “Gold,” an adventure drama directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan, will screen at the festival on at 9 a.m. Nov. 10. “Gold” centers around Kenny Wells (McConaughey), a prospector desperate for a lucky break, who teams… Read more »

Matthew McConaughey To Be Honored At Napa Valley Film Festival

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Matthew McConaughey will receive the Caldwell Vineyards Maverick Actor Tribute at the 6th annual Napa Valley Film Festival, the festival organization has announced. The award honors outstanding contributions to the art of acting and cinematic story-telling.
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