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Weinstein Co. To Release Dubbed Argentinian Animated Sports Adventure 'Underdogs' (TRAILER)

The Weinstein Co. plans to dub into English and release in various territories the Argentinian animated sports adventure "Underdogs."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 17, 2014 4:02 PM
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Steve Coogan and Philomena Lee Meet the Pope, 'Philomena' to Screen in the Vatican

Talk about Oscar campaigning. 80-year-old Philomena Lee, whose son was sold for adoption by nuns in 1955 and whose tearjerking story is front and center in current Best Picture Oscar contender "Philomena," has met with Pope Francis in Rome. Lee was accompanied on her papal visit by her daughter and actor Steve Coogan, who co-stars and also wrote the film.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 5, 2014 1:29 PM
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Weinsteins Catch 'A Speck in the Sea'

The Weinstein Company has picked up film rights to author and journalist Paul Tough's gripping New York Times Magazine piece "A Speck in the Sea," the magazine's cover story last Sunday.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 10, 2014 5:29 PM
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'Grandmaster' Wong Kar-Wai Mourns 35 MM, Honors Fading Martial Arts (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Hong Kong filmmaker Wong kar-wai ("In the Mood for Love") is an engaging and articulate man. He's happy that after two years of research travel around Asia meeting the grandmasters of martial arts, his film "The Grandmaster" is not only his second to be submitted by Hong Kong for the best foreign Oscar, but made the shortlist of nine.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 7, 2014 12:59 PM
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Weinstein Arm TWC-Dimension to Take on Ira Levin Stage Thriller 'Veronica's Room'

Bob and Harvey Weinstein announced today that they have secured rights to executive produce, finance and distribute a screen adaptation of author Ira Levin's 1973 Broadway thriller "Veronica's Room" through their new label TWC-Dimension.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 4, 2013 7:03 PM
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Weinsteins Go New Media with 'August: Osage County' as Streep Limits Press Access, Pursue Awards Influencers in New Way (STREEP TALKS VIDEO)

What does the mighty New York Times do when there's no Meryl Streep interview? They do a write-around. Streep was a no-show at the "August: Osage County" unveiling and press conference at the Toronto Film Festival, allowing others to speak for her. (Early press reaction was mixed.) Instead she did the one thing press-shy folks must do: a press conference posted on YouTube (below). And the Weinstein know this movie's most enthusiastic supporters will be actors, so they are courting them in an innovative new way.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 27, 2013 1:10 PM
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Tim Gunn Lands His Own Fashion Competition Reality Series, Harvey Weinstein Executive Producing

"Make it work!" maestro and dubious-glare expert Tim Gunn (of "Project Runway" fame) has landed his own fashion competition reality series on Lifetime, appropriately titled "Under the Gunn." And Harvey Weinstein is executive producing.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 13, 2013 1:58 PM
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President Obama to Host White House Screening of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

President Obama has a special White House screening of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" planned, with an impressive guest list: stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, as well as Nelson Mandela's daughters Zindzi and Zenani.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • November 5, 2013 3:47 PM
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'Grace of Monaco' Director Fighting with Harvey Scissorhands Over Re-Edit: "They want a commercial film smelling of daisies"

Harvey Scissorhands is at it again. The latest tale of cuts, snips and re-edits comes from "Grace of Monaco" director Olivier Dahan, who isn't too happy about Weinstein's decision to re-cut the Grace Kelly biopic, starring Nicole Kidman. Dahan says that two versions of the film exist -- "his and mine."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 18, 2013 1:48 PM
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WATCH: Savory Clips and Video Interview from French Foodie Film 'Haute Cuisine'

Clips from the French foodie film "Haute Cuisine," based on the true story of pioneering chef Danièle Delpeuch, have arrived. These appetizing teases give us a glimpse at some of the gorgeously shot food of the film, which has been making its way through film festivals since 2012 and opens September 20.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 19, 2013 1:23 PM
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