Two Final Hunger Games Pics Get Dates; Peter O'Toole Retires: Biz Break
In Tuesday afternoon's round-up of news, Lionsgate sets dates on a two feature plan for the Hunger Games' final book. Also, a parade of stars receive nominations for Latino awards, while the Melbourne Film Festival takes shape with a team-up from Muriel's Wedding among the titles set to screen. And Sweden's Simon heads to the U.S.
Sweden's Simon and the Oaks Heads to America
Based on an international bestseller, the epic drama revolving around Simon, an intellectually gifted boy who feels out of place in his own family. Starring Bill Skarsgard, Helen Sjoholm and Jan Josef Liefers, the film is a depiction of fate, destiny and free will and vividly portrays the situation for Jews in Sweden during World War II. Distributor The Film Arcade will release the feature in the U.S.
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Lionsgate Dates Hunger Games Finale in Two Parts
The original opened this spring taking in hordes of cash and the next installment, Catching Fire is set for this November 21st. Now Lionsgate said the third book will be released in two installments. Mockingjay Part 1 will open November 21, 2014, while Mockingjay Part 2 will come out November 20, 2015, Deadline reports.
Peter O'Toole Retires at 79
The multiple Oscar-nominee said in a statement Tuesday, "The heart for it has gone out of me, it won't come back." O'Toole's career spans over sixty years. His last Academy Award-nomination was in 2006 for Venus, THR reports.
Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Lopez Among 2012 ALMA Awards Noms
The nominations for the Latino-centered awards show are out and include a pack of big names including Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Charlie Sheen, Demi Lovato and Zoë Saldana. Films nominated for top movie honors include: Act of Valor, For Greater Glory, Girl in Progress, Puss in Boots and The Way. Eva Longoria will host, E Online reports.
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival Reveals Highlights
The closing night film at the Australian event is PJ Hogan's Mental which reunites the director with his Muriel's Wedding star Toni Collette. The latest is also set in Australian suburbia. Other highlights include: ParaNorman from Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Falls; Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom; the winner of the Sydney Film Festival competition Alps; Safety Not Guaranteed with Aubrey Plaza, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Kristen Bell; Liberal Arts directed by Josh Radnor with Elizabeth Olsen; Brazilian film Neighboring Sounds; Colin and Cameron Cairne’s 100 Bloody Acres; Mads Brugger’s The Ambassador and Frederick Wiseman’s Crazy Horse, Music.com/au reports.