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Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2015 Best Picture Contenders

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 5, 2014 1:19 PM
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 The 2015 Best Picture Contenders, Premature pics
The star of "Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past" and the singer from 30 Seconds Of Mars are Oscar winners, "12 Years A Slave" beat "Gravity," Adele Tazeem became the most famous non-existent person on the planet, and no one's stopped talking about selfies for about 72 hours. The streets of LA are now full of discarded The Weinstein Company interns, who haven't seen daylight for months and are only capable of saying the words "Everything you are and everything you have is 'cos of that butler." Yep, the 2013/2014 awards season has come to an end.

The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 6, 2014 1:14 PM
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100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014 (part 2)
Last week we brought you numbers 100-51 of our 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2014. And while we still have several other look-ahead-to-2014 pieces in the works for the coming days, like a Sundance preview, 2014 Films We've Already Seen, and the ever-controversial Will These Films Suck? rundown of potential lowlights, today we get on to the section that really matters--the top 50 2014 films we're looking forward to most. It's a mouthwatering selection that convinces us once again that we collectively have the greatest job in the world, and has us antsy for the January doldrums to get gone, so let's dive straight in, shall we?

Exclusive: First Official Image From 'Suite Francaise' Starring Michelle Williams & Matthias Schoenaerts

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 2, 2013 9:44 AM
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Is it a bit ridiculous to already be pining for next year's festival season? Alright, it totally is ridiculous but we're probably not alone in being stoked for "Suite Francaise," if only because it brings together Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts for a wartime romance. And with lensing taking place this summer, some early images from the film have arrived along with an official synopsis and director's statement to give a sense of what's in store.

Maggie Gyllenhaal Is An 'Honorable Woman,' Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins 2 Movies & More

  • By Jason Guimaron
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  • July 3, 2013 10:27 AM
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The past week or so has seen a number of notable actresses line up some choice projects, so here's a little recap of what's been going on around town....

Alexandre Desplat Scoring 'Suite Francaise' Starring Michelle Williams & Matthias Schoenaert

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • June 27, 2013 9:15 PM
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The 1940s era romance/adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky’s novel, “Suite Francaise,” has started principle photography, and the film has accrued a stellar cast that includes Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, and the recently reported Sam Riley. And now it's getting another note of prestige.

Sam Riley Joins Michelle Williams In 'Suite Francaise'; Ray Winstone Joins Sean Penn In 'The Gunman'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • June 15, 2013 1:30 PM
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Actor Sam Riley has been progressing up the ranks after his break-out performance in the 2007 biopic “Control” and his more recent turn in "On The Road." With a starring role alongside Angelina Jolie in “Maleficient” next summer, Riley has jumped aboard the Weinstein Company’s adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky’s book, “Suite Francaise.” Set in WWII, the project recently acquired leading lady Michelle Williams, on top of a cast that already includes Kristin Scott Thomas as Williams’ mother. The story follows a French woman (Williams) who falls in love with a German officer (played by Matthias Schoenaerts). The cast is a fine assortment of indie darlings and past Oscar contenders who could give it strong legs for awards consideration next year. Production is set to start later this summer for a release next year. [Deadline]

The Weinstein Company Booking 'Suite Francaise' With Michelle Williams & Matthias Schoenaerts

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2013 10:00 AM
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The Weinstein Company are carrying an impressive 2013 slate with "Grace Of Monaco," "August: Osage County," "Salinger," "Fruitvale," "The Butler" and "The Grandmaster" all dated, and "Snowpiercer," "Lowlife" and "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" (hopefully) expected this year as well. And it seems they are looking ahead to 2014, as they've picked up a movie that already boasts a promising pedigree.

'Rust And Bone' Star Matthias Schoenaerts Joining Michelle Williams In WWII Drama 'Suite Francaise'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 23, 2012 9:29 AM
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This weekend sees Jacques Audiard's fantastic "Rust And Bone" open in limited release, and we've already been predicting big things for one of the film's leads, Matthias Schoenaerts. In our review we wrote that the "Bullhead" star "may find his breakthrough here, with comparisons to Tom Hardy to come....he's a similarly commanding physical presence, but he's the rare breed with acting chops to spare." And indeed, just like Hardy, it seems a number of doors are opening up.

Kristin Scott Thomas Joins WWII Drama 'Suite Francaise,' Kid Cudi Scores A 'Two Night Stand,' Shiloh Fernandez Finds Gregg Araki's Latest & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 16, 2012 10:18 AM
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A diverse slate of big-budget studio and indie fare -- from romantic comedy to the latest actioner from “End of Watch” director David Ayer -- are slowly shaping up for production, and that means their cast lists are growing larger, starting with a long-gestating WWII period drama just finding its leads.

Michelle Williams In Talks To Star In 'Suite Francaise' For 'The Duchess' Director Saul Dibb

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 10, 2012 7:11 PM
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One may think, given her lack of presence, that Michelle Williams is taking a minor break from acting, or at least laying low. The actress does have an upcoming supporting role in "Oz: The Great and Powerful" which arrives in March 2013, but that will mean it's been over a year since we've seen her on screen (her last role was November 2011's "My Week with Marilyn" -- though technically, as a commenter points out, "Take This Waltz" debuted theatrically afterwards, but debuted a few months earlier at the Toronto International Film Festival).

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