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Amy Pascal Is Leaving Sony

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Wherever you go, you KNOW Amy Pascal is going to keep her passwords locked UP!

Just months after he whole Interview debacle/Korean hacking/everything else that made these execs look bad, the movie mogul is leaving Sony to set up her own production firm, Daily Mail reports:

Pascal, 56, was targeted during a cyber attack on the movie studio ahead of the release of the Kim Jong-un assassination comedy The Interview, which saw a string of her emails leaked – including one in which she made an embarrassing jibe about President Obama.

While Sony eventually made the decision to release the film, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, online and in theaters, grossing about $18 million on its opening weekend in December, Pascal still had to deal with the fallout from the scandal.

Pascal’s production venture will be based at Sony and today, in a statement released just hours after Daily Mail Online revealed Sony execs were working on an exit strategy for the chair, Pascal said: ‘I have spent almost my entire professional life at Sony Pictures and I am energized to be starting this new chapter based at the company I call home.

Wow, sounds like Pascal got outsed and she’s doing the best she can to take it graciously.  That being said, it’s not like she was banished from Sony; she’ll be able to make films. But who would want to work with her? Definitely not Angelina Jolie, am I right?
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Posted Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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A Whole Country Just Banned Fifty Shades of Grey

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That’s right, Dakota Johnson.  Time to get modest…at least when you’re in a certain country…

Find out what country Film Censorship board deemed the much-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey “sadistic” and will not be releasing the movie within its borders after the jump!

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Posted Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 10:10am
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Felicity Jones In Talks For Lead Role In New Star Wars Feature

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Felicity Jones must feel outta this world good about THIS news!

The Best Actress Oscar nominee is in talks to star in a standalone Star Wars film, according to The Hollywood Reporter, beating out a bunch of other AWESOME stars, including Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara.

According to People, Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is set to direct the movie, while Chris Weitz was hired just last week to write the script. The About a Boy scribe replaces Gary Whitta, who penned the first draft.

Disney is currently developing two spinoff films: one focusing on a young Han Solo, and the other on Boba Fett. Jones would be in the Solo flick, though there is no word on who Jones would play or what the story is,  though it does have a release date: Dec. 16, 2016.

So…not a lot of info. Kinda weird to see a movie be made this way- usually you start with like, a script right? And not a release date?

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Posted Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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Writer/Director Tension on the Set of 50 Shades!

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Fifty Shades author E L James and director Sam Taylor-Johnson had some serious tension on set of the highly anticipated film!

“It was difficult, I’m not going to lie,” Taylor-Johnson, 47, told Porter magazine of working with James. “We definitely fought, but they were creative fights and we would resolve them. We would have proper on-set barneys, and I’m not confrontational, but it was about finding a way between the two of us, satisfying her vision of what she’d written as well as my need to visualize this person on screen, but, you know, we got there.”

Taylor-Johnson felt she knew what the adaptation needed, despite all the conflict…

“I knew how it should be made, needed to be made, and I felt a certain responsibility to make it the right way,” Taylor-Johnson continued of the R-rated S&M film. “I felt it was an incredible story. It’s like a dark twisted fairy tale, very romantic, and it was interesting how troubling it was, and how romance and the darkness interweaved.”

(Via Us Weekly)

Well, I know the world is eager to see how this collaboration turned out!  Are you going to see the film when it hits theatres on Valentine’s Day?!

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Posted Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 3:15pm
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