What would it look like if last year’s movies were released in Zootopia? The filmmakers of the Oscar-nominated animated title shared their visual spoofs of some of 2016’s titles with The Hollywood Reporter exclusively. Directors Rich Moore and Byron Howard, as well as screenwriter Jared Bush, created them with Oh My Disney.
By Gregg Kilday and Michael O’Connor, The Hollywood Reporter As the Writers Guild of America announced its nominees in the theatrical and documentary screenplay categories today, awards season favorites La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight all claimed a spot in the original screenplay category for their respective writer-directors Damien Chazelle, Kenneth Lonergan, and Barry Jenkins. The Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter August Wilson, who died in 2005, earned a posthumous adapted screenplay nomination for his adaptation of his 1983 play Fences. ...
For his first film since 2009’s A Single Man, fashion designer turned director Tom Ford adapted Austin Wright’s 1993 novel Tony and Susan as Nocturnal Animals. A neo-noir thriller, it follows an art gallery owner (Amy Adams) trapped in a loveless marriage to a cheating husband (Armie Hammer) who finds herself immersed in a new novel written by her ex-husband (Jake Gyllenhaal).
Armie Hammer was an actor with credits to his name before The Social Network came to theaters in 2010, but it’s probably how most of us first learned about him. The California-born actor played two roles in the acclaimed film, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, twin brothers and, depending on who you believe, slighted Harvard classmates of Jesse Eisenberg’s Mark Zuckerberg. The technology used by David Fincher and company was so good that if you didn’t know better, you might have thought they were actually twin brothers, not just one guy.
Asked what makes a Tom Ford set different from any other Hollywood director’s, one thing immediately came to Amy Adams’s mind: the haircuts the iconic fashion designer-turned-filmmaker gave his actors on his sophomore feature, Nocturnal Animals. “Michael [Shannon] and Aaron [Taylor-Johnson] have talked about the fact that Tom actually cut their hair,” Adams told Yahoo Movies (watch above) at the film’s Los Angeles press day. Shannon was not present at the junket, but Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) confirmed as much.
In what is easily the year’s biggest casting triumphs, Isla Fisher plays the literary avatar of Amy Adams in the new story-within-a-story thriller Nocturnal Animals. The red-headed actresses have long been considered celebrity doppelgangers, and yes they do get mistaken for one another in person, too.
The Oscars are still five months away, but consider awards season under way now that Hollywood has returned home from film festivals in Venice, Telluride, and Toronto. (So yes, that means awards season pretty much runs for half a calendar year.)
The Damien Chazelle-directed movie musical took home TIFF’s coveted Audience Award, and appeared on many critics’ “Best of the Fest” lists. La La Land was one of our festival favorites as well, but, believe it or not, there are other films coming out this fall that are worthy of your time, attention, and dollars.
In news that should surprise no one, Amy Adams delivers not one but two stellar performances in a pair of buzzy movies that will follow debuts in Venice with screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. Adams is landing the biggest kudos for Arrival, Denis Villeneuve’s slow-burn sci-fi alien invasion drama set off by 12 gigantic, Frisbee-shaped UFOs touching down at seemingly random points around the globe. Of the two, Arrival is the vehicle more likely to earn Adams some awards attention for her role as Dr. Louise Banks, a linguist and professor at a prestigious university recruited by the U.S. military to help understand and communicate with the enigmatic extraterrestrials.
Filipino director Lav Diaz took home the festival's top prize, the Golden Lion, for 'The Woman Who Left'