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Cannes Deal: Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' Starring Swinton

"It would take a stake through the heart to keep Barker, Bernard and Leiner away from a good movie,” said producer Jeremy Thomas as Cannes 2013 drew to a close. Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Thomas and Jim Jarmusch's competition title "Only Lovers Left Alive," starring Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, which played well for the press corps Friday in advance of its Saturday Cannes gala premiere. The film was produced by Thomas's Recorded Picture Company and Reinhard Brundig's Pandora Film. Christos Konstantakopoulos of Fairilo House served as executive producer. Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright also star in "Only Left Alive," which is set in Detroit and Tangier and involves both vampires and guitars. The film's synopsis is below:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 24, 2013 8:07 PM
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Wes Anderson's Sprawling Period Pic 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Goes to Fox Searchlight (PRADA VIDEO)

Wes Andersdon's eagerly awaited next film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which just wrapped principal photography at Studio Babelsberg in Germany, has been snapped up not by his last distributor, Focus Features, which released "Moonrise Kingdom" to good numbers and a writing Oscar nomination for Anderson and co-writer Roman Coppola (who have a perfume commercial making the rounds, see below) but by Fox Searchlight.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 28, 2013 2:13 PM
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First Look: Hiddleston and Swinton Vamp It Up in Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

Check out this first new image of Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston in Jim Jarmusch's vampire tale "Only Lovers Left Alive." The film also stars Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 1, 2013 12:54 PM
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Call Tilda Swinton Ishmael on 'Moby Dick' Big Read Site

The Moby Dick Big Read site calls the Herman Melville classic "the great unread American novel." To rectify this, the site has gathered a group of participants, ranging from famous to unknown, to each read and record one of the 135 chapters from the whaling tome. First up: Tilda Swinton.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 25, 2012 12:35 PM
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IN THE WORKS: Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Chris Evans in Talks to Star in 'Snow Piercer"

White-blonde actress and probable Oscar nominee Tilda Swinton might reprise her Ice Queen role in an upcoming feature--just not as Narnia native Jadis the White Witch. Swinton ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") and Jamie Bell ("The Adventures of Tintin") are in talks to join Chris Evans ("Captain America") in Bong Joon-ho's "Snow Piercer."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 18, 2012 1:06 PM
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Critics Groups Votes: What is Their Impact?

It's hard to keep up with the various critics groups around the country, which have far less impact on the final Oscar race than the early votes from New York and Los Angeles. Check the San Francisco Critics Circle winners below against the Screen Actors Guild votes today, for example, which are far more predictive, as its members actually have some overlap with the Academy's largest branch, the actors.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 14, 2011 5:02 PM
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Time Magazine Boosts Tilda Swinton's Oscar Profile

One crucial differential in a competitive Oscar race--like the one for best actress--is to be a media darling. It's that simple. Tilda Swinton gives another enigmatic performance in the strangely off-putting Lynne Ramsay drama "We Need to Talk About Kevin," which has been earning critical raves since its debut in Cannes.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 12, 2011 4:29 PM
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Video Watch: Planet Tilda

Oscar Watch: Considering Tilda Swinton for I Am Love
Statuesque Tilda Swinton poses for photographer/filmmaker Tim Walker in this moody short inspired by a W photo shoot.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 18, 2011 12:31 PM
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Oscar Watch: Which Indie Outsiders Have a Shot at Best Actress?

Last night I watched Ellen Barkin act her heart out in Sam Levinson's Sundance screenplay-winner "Another Happy Day" (Phase 4, November 18), which is saddled with an unfortunate generic title. At 57, Barkin has been around the block a few times, and while the movie opens with her two younger sons debating whether or not she is hot, the actress shows wear and tear, which never hurts with the Academy. In the movie, Barkin and her sons return to her family home for her older son's wedding, where her parents (Ellen Burstyn and George Kennedy) seem to favor her ex-husband (Thomas Hayden Church) and his new wife (Demi Moore) over their own daughter. Her troubled teen is played by creepy Ezra Miller, who also tortures his mother Tilda Swinton in "We Need to Talk About Kevin." Passed-down generational neurosis and dysfunction is the story here, and Barkin wallows in it.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 16, 2011 4:24 PM
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