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Tell Your Mom: There's Going To Be A Susan Boyle Biopic Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 23, 2012 11:30 AM
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Hey wait, Susan Boyle is still a thing? You might remember a few years ago the singer took the world by storm on "Britain's Got Talent," belting out "I Dreamed A Dream" from "Les Miserables," and bringing down the house, earning pretty much overnight success. She has since gone on to sell millions of records, pack venues for her concerts and has had a stage musical mounted about her life. And now her story is headed to the big screen.

Tell Your Parents: 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Sequel In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 29, 2012 4:39 PM
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So, you think only blockbuster tentpoles and comic book movies get sequels? Guess again. Hollywood is beginning to realize that old people go to movies too. And accordingly, more movies feature Old People Doing Stuff are getting made. Need some examples? Dustin Hoffman's "Quartet" and "Stand Up Guys" with Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin are getting Academy consideration runs. While The Weinstein Company will drop the elderly, feel good choir movie "Song For Marion" next year. And oh yeah, a little movie called "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" made $134 million worldwide this year. And now Fox Searchlight wants more.

Fox Searchlight Brings 'Hitchcock' Into The Oscar Mix, Will Hit Theaters On November 23rd; New Poster Unveiled

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 1:33 PM
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  • 11 Comments
In terms of Oscar contenders this year, Fox Searchlight was looking a little light in the loafers. They've had an odd 2012 with excellent films like "Sound Of My Voice" and "Ruby Sparks" failing to find the audiences they deserved, while "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" mostly crushed it overseas. But on the other hand, their Sundance acquisition "Beasts of the Southern Wild" wowed crowds and has a shot at awards season glory, at the very least for Quvenzhané Wallis (though we think the movie will be too odd to catch on any further with stodgier Oscar voters). But they've got one more ace up their sleeve, and sorry, it's not Park Chan-wook's "Stoker."

Poster For 'Ruby Sparks' Design Contest Where You Can Win A Limited Print Run Of Your Artwork

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2012 10:57 AM
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What if you could create the perfect partner? What would happen if you accidentally did? That's the starting point for "Little Miss Sunshine" directors Jonathan Dayton and Varlie Faris' "Ruby Sparks," an utterly unique and charming look at the first blush of head-over-heels love, and the more tricky territory that comes when the honeymoon section of the relationship is over.

Larry David To Star In Improv-Heavy Comedy For Fox Searchlight And 'Superbad' Director Greg Mottola

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 17, 2012 9:59 AM
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If you were as taken by “Superbad” helmer Greg Mottola’s coming of age comedy “Adventureland” as we were, you’ve probably been pretty eager to see what else he has in store. While he did helm the slight but entertaining road trip alien comedy “Paul,” he was also tapped to helm the pilot for Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom," and only yesterday signed up for the promising task of adapting Jeffrey Eugenides’ “The Marriage Plot” for the big screen. Well, now he has another project brewing that will surely have comedy fans champing at the bit.

Exclusive: Greta Gerwig Isn't Ready To Be Single In Clip From 'Lola Versus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2012 1:04 PM
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Getting back out there at the end of a relationship is no easy feat, but what do you do when the breakup comes just as you're about to get married? That question is at the heart of this summer's romantic comedy "Lola Versus" starring Greta Gerwig.

Fox Searchlight Plays 'The Do-Deca Pentathlon'; Oscilloscope Says 'Hello I Must Be Going'; Lionsgate Likes 'Hummingbird' & SModcast Takes 'Bindlestiffs'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2012 3:03 PM
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Some dealmaking has gone down over the past 24 hours, with a handful of indie movies now finding homes and plotting their ways to a screen near you.

Fox Searchlight Land Buzzworthy Sundance Drama 'The Surrogate' With John Hawkes & Helen Hunt

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 24, 2012 10:45 AM
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This year's Oscar nominations are something of an anomaly as for the first time in a while, there's no Sundance breakout among them. The expansion of the possible nominees two years back meant that the field had room for films like "Precious," "An Education," "The Kids Are All Right" and "Winter's Bone," movies that would have previously fallen by the wayside. Whereas the new system of a flexible number of nominees means that Sundance fare gets shut out of the big prize from now on (the only film anywhere near close was "Martha Marcy May Marlene," and that wouldn't have made even a field of ten this year) remains to be seen, but one film already seems to have emerged out of Park City as a potential 2013 awards hopeful.

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