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New Dramatic Comedy ‘Burnt’ Opening In Theaters In New York and Los Angeles Today

A new “dramedy” titled Burnt from director John Wells (August: Osage County, Shameless) is opening for audiences in New York City and Los Angeles today, with a nationwide expansion expected in the next few weeks. The film comes from a film adaptation of a story by Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts, Iron Sky) by screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Locke), centering around a chef who, after ruining his career with drugs and eccentric behavior, returns to London in an attempt to make a comeback by opening a restaurant capable of receiving three Michelin stars. Actor Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) stars as chef Adam Jones, with actors Sienna Miller (American Sniper, Foxcatcher), Daniel Bruhl (Inglorious Basterds, Rush), Ricardo Scamarcio (My Brother is an Only Child, Loose Cannons), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jurassic World), Emma Thompson (Love Actually, Saving Mr. Banks), Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1), and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Man From UNCLE). The film is expected to be a semi-biographical story based around the life of Gordon Ramsey (Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Knightmares). The trailer is available here on MADE. Look for the nationwide expansion to your area in the next couple of weeks. Enjoy the weekend!

New Documentary ‘A Brave Heart’ Now Playing In Theaters

A new documentary called A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story opening in theaters across the country today. The film has been featured at the SXSW Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Lower East Side Film Festival, receiving critical acclaim from fans and critics alike, and securing awards at each festival. A Brave Heart tells the story of Lizzie Velasquez, who has an extremely rare condition that doesn’t allow her body to properly store fat. Lizzie was termed the World’s Ugliest Woman at the age of 17, when an unknown YouTube subscriber uploaded a video of her and set off a storm of social media comments, some going so far as to suggest that she kill herself and “do society a favor”. Lizzie was suddenly faced with a choice: run and hide, or stand and fight. Since the video was uploaded, Lizzie has become a worldwide icon against bullying and has given herself a mission of empowering a more positive online environment for all. The film was scripted by documentary writer/producer Michael Campo (Child 31, The Human Experience) and will be the directorial debut for producer/marketing specialist Sara Hirsh Bordo. It features interviews from Lizzie, herself, as well as others like sociology professor Robert Faris (PhD) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (38th District). The trailer is available here on MADE. Enjoy the weekend!

New Drama ‘Child 44’ With Tom Hardy And Gary Oldman Opens In Theaters This Friday, April 17th


The new dramatic thriller from director Daniel Espinosa (Easy Money, Safe House), Child 44, is opening in theaters this Friday, April 17th. Featuring The Dark Knight Rises co-stars Tom Hardy (Inception, Lawless) and Oscar-nominee Gary Oldman (Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element), Child 44 follows a military officer in Stalin-era Russia who becomes disgraced when he begins an investigation into a series of mysterious child murders while the state claims this sort of crime is said to be non-existent. The film comes from an adaptation of Tom Rob Smith‘s novel by screenwriter Richard Price (The Color of Money, Shaft), and also co-stars Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Drop), Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop, The Killing), and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby). Director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) produced the project with co-producers Greg Shapiro (Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, The Hurt Locker) and Michael Schaefer (Now You See Me, Exodus: Gods And Kings). Watch the trailer here on MADE, then catch it in theaters this Friday.

Leonardo DiCaprio Star And Produce Jo Nesbo Adaptation

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Warner Bros. is currently working on a film adaptation of Blood on the Snow, a novel by Jo Nesbo which follows a hitman who falls in love with his target and becomes involved in a life-or-death pickle of lust, loyalty, and greed. Leonardo DiCaprio is thus far attached to star in the film, and he will also help produce the project along with director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House). Now Warner needs to find a writer to do the adaptation before the project can really get underway. Espinosa’s latest film, Child 44, a Soviet-era thriller with Tom Hardy, is expected out in theaters later this year, while DiCaprio is also in the process of producing two other films, Home, and A Boy and His Tiger.

Parkland

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The Venice Film Festival is already hosting an impressive number of films this year, including Gravity, Child of God, and The Zero Theorem. Peter Landesman will also be making his directorial debut during this year’s 70th Anniversary celebration with Parkland, a dramatic look at the immediate aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, after which he was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Landesman also wrote the screenplay for the movie, which is based on author Vincent Bugliosi’s book Four Days In November. Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti, Ron Livingston, Marcia Gay Harden, and Billy Bob Thornton all have roles in the film which is due out in the UK this November.

Venice Film Festival 2013

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The Venice Film Festival is celebrating it’s 70th Anniversary this year from August 28th to September 7th. This year’s line-up includes 53 features films, representing 33 different countries. Director Alfonso Cuaron scored the opening night spot with his new space thriller Gravity starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Other films that made the list included The Canyons, Child of God, which was directed by James Franco, and The Zero Theorem which stars Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz, who won the 2013 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained. Twenty of the entries will be competing for the prestigious Golden Lion award which is decided by a jury of filmmakers; of the twenty, five of them are American films. Gravity is set to hit theaters in the US on October 4th.