Sony Pictures Classics took North American rights to the latest film by Woody Allen, starring Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale and more. Also in Tuesday's news round-up, Australia's Academy picks its nominees just two days before the Oscar noms; the Domestic Box Office hits a record; Mark Romanek is exiting Cinderella; and R.I.P. director David R. Ellis.
Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine Headed to Theaters
Allen's latest starring Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg, which centers on the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife will head to theaters via Sony Pictures Classics.
Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty Tom Australian Academy Nominations
The nominees for Australia's International Award for Best Film include: Argo, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty. More nominations from the organization available on Deadline.
Domestic Box Office Sets 2012 Record
The U.S. box office hit a record $10.8 billion with a 6 percent rise in admissions, the largest in more than a decade. The foreign box office is also ahead of the $22.4 billion set in 2011, Variety reports.
Mark Romanek Exiting Disney's Cinderella
The studio and Romanek are parting ways on the updated fairy tale that has Cate Blanchett attached to star. The two apparently did not see eye to eye on how to re-tell the story, with Romanek preferring a darker version of the story, Deadline reports.
Director David R. Ellis Dead at 60
The veteran stuntman and director of Snakes on a Plane and Final Destination 2 died Monday morning in Johannesburg, South Africa prepping to direct is anime adaptation, Kite. The project wold have re-teamed Ellis with his Snakes on a Plane star Samuel L. Jackson, Variety reports.