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Meet Timothée Chalamet: 9 Things to Know About the 'Call Me by Your Name' Star

If you're not familiar with Timothée Chalamet, get to it!

The actor is taking Hollywood by storm and he's not stopping anytime soon. Ahead of Sunday's Golden Globes, Et's rounded up everything you need to know about the young New York City native.

1. He's only 22 years old.

When the nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were announced at the end of last year, everyone was buzzing about Chalamet, who's the youngest star nominated for the Best Actor, Drama film accolade for his role as Elio in director Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name. He's up against Gary Oldman, 59 (Darkest Hour), Daniel-Day Lewis, 60 (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks, 61 (The Post) and Denzel Washington, 63 (Roman J. Israel, Esq.).

2. Call Me by Your Name isn't the only Globe-nominated movie he's starred in this year.

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Chalamet also played Kyle Scheible in Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, Lady Bird, with another
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10 Directors to Watch: Augustine Frizzell Goes Back to Sundance With Rowdy ‘Never Goin’ Back’

10 Directors to Watch: Augustine Frizzell Goes Back to Sundance With Rowdy ‘Never Goin’ Back’
Born and raised in Texas, Frizzell was convinced that directing a film wasn’t in her cards. “I got pregnant when I was 18, and after that, I was a single mom on the verge of poverty,” she says.

Then she met indie maverick David Lowery. She starred in the director’s 2003 short film, “Still,” and later played smaller roles in his Sundance hits “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” and “A Ghost Story.” (The two married in 2010.)

Lowery eventually persuaded Frizzell, who considers herself a “mediocre” actor, to take the plunge and direct a short called “Clean” in 2012, which she wrote and starred in alongside her daughter, Atheena.

“We spent 16 hours shooting that film, and even though I didn’t really know what I was doing, I knew right away that I loved directing,” she says.

That same year, Frizzell wrote “Never Goin’ Back” — a roman à clef in the form of screenplay — about high-school dropouts Jessie and Angela
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Zac Efron joins Matthew McConaughey in Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum

Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine’s stoner comedy The Beach Bum has added Zac Efron to an already impressive cast that includes Matthew McConaughey and Isla Fisher.

McConaughey will play a stoner named Moondog, who lives by his own set of rules in the Florida Keys. Efron will play a character named Flicker, but that’s about as much as we know about his role. The film will also feature Snoop Dogg and Jimmy Buffet. As you can see from the set pics below, filming is currently underway.

Matthew Mcconaughey in Beach Bum is the only gas left in my tank on the way to 2018. pic.twitter.com/mZ5zC81cCO

Carter Gunn (@CarterGunn) December 15, 2017

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The Beach Bum is Korine’s first film since 2012’s divisive Spring Breakers.
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Zac Efron Joins Harmony Korine’s ‘The Beach Bum’ Opposite Matthew McConaughey — Exclusive

Zac Efron Joins Harmony Korine’s ‘The Beach Bum’ Opposite Matthew McConaughey — Exclusive
Zac Efron has joined the cast of Harmony Korine’s new film, “The Beach Bum.” Efron is set to play a character named Flicker opposite Matthew McConaughey, Isla Fisher, Jimmy Buffet, and Snoop Dogg. The film is currently wrapping production in Miami, Florida.

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The Beach Bum” is Korine’s first feature since 2012’s “Spring Breakers” became his biggest project to date, grossing over $31 million worldwide and introducing the “Kids” scribe to a whole new generation of audiences. “The Beach Bum” has been billed as a “stoner comedy” — though one expects with Korine that it isn’t your traditional one — and stars McConaughey as the titular character, a rebellious stoner named Moondog who lives life by his own rules. Efron’s Flicker is one of the characters Moondog meets on his journey.

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‘I, Tonya’ is a Hit for Neon, While A24 Thrives With ‘The Disaster Artist’ and ‘Lady Bird’

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‘I, Tonya’ is a Hit for Neon, While A24 Thrives With ‘The Disaster Artist’ and ‘Lady Bird’
Over the last six weekends, six new specialized releases have opened to a per-theater average of over $60,000. “I, Tonya” is the latest, and comes at a time when seats at prime theaters are at a premium.

Still, it isn’t necessarily a bad weekend to open. Last year, “La La Land” launched to $881,000 in five theaters, a nearly $170,000-per-theater result. But it had far less competition, ecstatic reviews, top stars, and signs of early appeal that propelled it to over $100 million and much more worldwide.

This year has more strong titles; even better, most show early success with wider audiences. “The Disaster Artist” expanded quickly in its second weekend to place #4 overall, while A24 had a second Top 10 hit again with “Lady Bird.” That film, coming off critics’ group wins, is thriving and easily the leader among fall releases so far. In fact, it already is the second-biggest specialized release
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‘In the Envelope’ Podcast: James Franco on Hollywood Dreams + ‘The Disaster Artist’

“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! This episode is brought to you by A24’s “The Disaster Artist,” in theaters Dec. 8. Whether you know James Franco from his comedic masterpieces alongside Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Pineapple Express”), his Academy Award-nominated work in “127 Hours” (and the accompanying Oscars hosting gig), or even his paintings and poems (he has a PhD from Yale!), chances are your impression is only a piece of the overall puzzle of his artistry. Do you think of him as the megastar of blockbusters like “Spider-Man?” Or as a critically acclaimed acting virtuoso in “Milk” and “Spring Breakers?” Or for that guest role on “General Hospital?” Zipping from the director’s chair to Broadway to the classroom,
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Selena Gomez ‘Isn’t Sure How to Answer’ Questions About Woody Allen’s Controversial Past

Selena Gomez ‘Isn’t Sure How to Answer’ Questions About Woody Allen’s Controversial Past
Selena Gomez has been named Billboard’s “Woman of the Year,” and the singer-actress gets honest about working with Woody Allen in a new interview with the magazine. Gomez was cast in Allen’s untitled new film in August opposite Elle Fanning and “Call Me By Your Name” breakout Timothée Chalamet. There are no official details about Gomez’s character at the moment, though she was spotted filming in New York City in September.

Read More:How Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez Should Handle the Woody Allen Backlash Coming Their Way

“I auditioned five times for it,” Gomez revealed about the movie. “I didn’t have the greatest confidence a few times and they passed on me, but it turned out that they didn’t find anyone, so I auditioned one more time and gave it my all. I do feel like I earned it. And it was a great experience for me.
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The Most Critically Divisive Films of the Last 17 Years, According to Gizmodo Study

The Most Critically Divisive Films of the Last 17 Years, According to Gizmodo Study
When “mother!” opened nationwide last month, it divided critics in a way no film had in a very long time. For every review that called the movie a masterpiece, there was one detesting it as nothing but Darren Aronofsky’s sick, bloated metaphor. Such a polarizing response can be exciting, and it would appear based on a new study that Aronofsky’s latest really does rank as one of the most divisive films of the 21st century.

Read More:Denis Villeneuve, Sofia Coppola and More Filmmakers Pick the Best Films of the 21st Century

The Gizmodo UK team has released their official ranking of the 50 most critically divisive movies of the last 17 year, and it’s a list that includes the likes of such provocateurs as Lars von Trier, Terrence Malick, Jonathan Glazer, Harmony Korine, David O. Russell, and more. Gizmodo looked at over 9,000 films listed on Metacritic with at least 40 reviews.
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NYC Weekend Watch: Michael Haneke, German Cinema, Rialto Pictures, and More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film Forum

A Michael Haneke retrospective begins as does a restoration of The Crime of Monsieur Lange.

The Film Society Lincoln Center

“The Lost Years of German Cinema” features rare cinematic gems from Fritz Lang, Helmut Käutner, Robert Siodmak, and more.

Anthology Film Archives

“Generation Wealth” kicks off with The Bling Ring, Spring Breakers, L’Argent,
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High School Lover Starring James Franco Available on DVD November 21st

James Franco returns to Lifetime as executive producer and star of the enthralling romance-thriller High School Lover, available on DVD November 21 from Lionsgate. This captivating feature film debut from director Jerell Rosales features Paulina Singer as 17-year-old Kelly, who falls for a rising Hollywood star (François Arnaud), and her father (Franco) must find a way to end the forbidden affair before it takes a dangerous turn for the worse. The High School Lover DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

When 17-year-old Kelly (Paulina Singer) sneaks out to the city one night with her friends, she isn’t expecting to meet Hollywood’s hottest actor, Christian Booth (François Arnaud). To Kelly’s surprise, Christian contacts her and they begin spending time together. When her father (James Franco) finds out about the relationship — and the wide age gap — he demands that Kelly stop seeing Christian. As Christian’s adoration turns into obsession,
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James Franco Reveals Why He Became ‘Frustrated’ After 10 Years of Acting and Had to Do More — Watch

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James Franco Reveals Why He Became ‘Frustrated’ After 10 Years of Acting and Had to Do More — Watch
Everyone knows James Franco likes to keep busy, but the reason why he wears so many hats is less apparent. The actor, writer, producer, and director spoke to IndieWire’s Eric Kohn about this and more during last week’s IndieWire Honors ceremony, revealing how acting left him “frustrated” after 10 years and he eventually “fell in love with the collaborative process.”

“I always loved movies from a very young age,” said Franco, who received the Vanguard Award (Film) last week. “I used to just be a watcher of movies; I didn’t really understand how they work. I thought all those kids in ‘Stand by Me’ and ‘The Goonies’ were just sort of born into it, and then as I got older I realized, ‘Oh, there are, you know, ways to sort of develop different sorts of crafts.”

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How Disney Star Ross Lynch Landed the Role of Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer

How Disney Star Ross Lynch Landed the Role of Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer became one of America’s most horrifying figures after he murdered 17 men and boys — killing and eating many of them to satisfy a twisted sexual kink — over the course of 12 years. But in writer-director Marc Meyer’s “My Friend Dahmer,” the future monster’s just a troubled teenage outcast. Meyer’s meticulous late-’70s period drama, based on the graphic novel by Dahmer’s old high school acquaintance John “Derf” Backderf, takes a revisionist approach to Dahmer epitomized by the casting of Disney star Ross Lynch in the lead role.

Read More:‘My Friend Dahmer’ Trailer: Anne Heche Is Unhinged in This Gripping Portrait of the Serial Killer as a Young Man — Watch

Lynch, best known for the Disney Channel series “Austin & Ally” and the “Teen Beach Movie” series, buries his pop-star stature in a messy mop of hair, thick wireframe glasses and a dull stare.
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Isla Fisher joins Matthew McConaughey in Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum

According to Variety, Isla Fisher has signed on to star alongside Matthew McConaughey in the stoner comedy The Beach Bum from director Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers).

Neon and Vice are co-producing the film, which will see McConaughey as Moondog, a rebellious and lovable rogue who lives life large, and Fisher as his wife. Production is slated to get underway this year ahead of a release in 2018.

Fisher was last seen in Grimsby, Nocturnal Animals and Keeping Up with the Joneses in 2016, and has recently completed production on the comedy film Tag, which is set to arrive next year. She is also attached to star in Dome Karukoski’s The Starling alongside Keanu Reeves.
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Isla Fisher to join Matthew McConaughey in Harmony Korine's Beach Bum

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Harmony Korine is set to kick off production on his first feature-film since 2013's Spring Breakers quite soon, and Variety reports that Isla Fisher has joined the cast of the project. Titled Beach Bum, the upcoming stoner-comedy stars Matthew McConaughey as Moondog, a rebellious and lovable rogue who lives life large. Fisher is set to play Moondog's wife. Beach Bum will... Read More...
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Isla Fisher to Co-Star With Matthew McConaughey in ‘Beach Bum’ (Exclusive)

Isla Fisher to Co-Star With Matthew McConaughey in ‘Beach Bum’ (Exclusive)
Isla Fisher is set to star opposite Matthew McConaughey in Harmony Korine’s next movie, “Beach Bum,” sources tell Variety.

The film will be a co-production between Neon and Vice with Neon, which bought the rights for the film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, handling distribution. CAA will be negotiating the domestic sales while Rocket Science handled international sales.

“Beach Bum” is a comedy that follows the misadventures of Moondog (McConaughey), a rebellious and lovable rogue who lives life large. Fisher will play Moondog’s wife.

The film will be written and directed by Korine, whose unique filmmaking style gained recognition with “Spring Breakers,” which starred James Franco and brought in $31 million at the worldwide box office.

Le Grisbi Productions’ John Lesher, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce. The film is executive produced by Tom Quinn and Tim League for Neon and Shane Smith, [link
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Watch James Franco go undercover as The Shining's Jack Torrance at a haunted house

It’s still easy to rag on James Franco for acting like a pretentious grad student a few years ago, but it’s time to acknowledge the dude deserves our respect. Even if you didn’t like his brilliant turn in Spring Breakers, his reverent, nuanced performances in fare like 11.22.63 and The Deuce are proof that he isn’t…

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Exclusive: MondoCon Reveals New Posters For ‘Jaws 2’ and ‘Spring Breakers,’ Merch For ‘Jaws’ and ‘Preacher’

Exclusive: MondoCon Reveals New Posters For ‘Jaws 2’ and ‘Spring Breakers,’ Merch For ‘Jaws’ and ‘Preacher’
MondoCon, the annual convention put on by the ever-popular pop culture art company Mondo, returns to Austin, Texas in a little over a week. Whether you’re there to spend a little too much money on amazing posters, meet some of your favorite artists, or attend informative panels that take on topics ranging from toy making […]

The post Exclusive: MondoCon Reveals New Posters For ‘Jaws 2’ and ‘Spring Breakers,’ Merch For ‘Jaws’ and ‘Preacher’ appeared first on /Film.
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Vanessa Hudgens Joins Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’

Vanessa Hudgens Joins Jennifer Lopez in Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’
Vanessa Hudgens has joined the cast of “Second Act,” the upcoming romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez.

Peter Segal will direct the film, which was developed by STXfilms with Lopez from an idea conceived by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Justin Zackham.

The movie is in the vein of “Maid in Manhattan” and “Working Girl.” Lopez will play a big-box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle, and gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

Hudgens will play a young executive at a consumer goods company. She’s currently filming Ken Marino’s “Dog Days,” and most recently starred in the NBC series “Powerless.” Her additional credits include “Spring Breakers,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Machete Kills,” the Broadway revival of “Gigi,” and as Rizzo in “Grease: Live” in 2016.

Second Act” is written by Zackham (“Lights Out”) and Goldsmith-Thomas. Producers are Goldsmith-Thomas, Lopez, Zackham, and Benny Medina.
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Harmony Korine’s Matthew McConaughey-Starring Stoner Comedy ‘The Beach Bum’ May Screen in Weed-Laced Smell-o-Vision

Harmony Korine’s Matthew McConaughey-Starring Stoner Comedy ‘The Beach Bum’ May Screen in Weed-Laced Smell-o-Vision
Singular filmmaker Harmony Korine has some high hopes for his latest feature, though fans of the indie auteur hoping to enjoy the full scope of his vision might have to travel a little further afield to enjoy it as it was meant to be seen. Or, more appropriately, smelled. In a new interview with Telerama (via The Playlist), Korine opens up about an ambitious — and delightfully bonkers — plan to really steep his audience in the next film, the stoner comedy “The Beach Bum,” set to star Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg in a Cheech and Chong-esque misadventure.

In short: Korine wants to get you high. Literally.

Read More:Cannes: Neon and Vice Buy U.S. Rights to Harmony Korine’s ‘The Beach Bum

“It’s a comedy with Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg, about somewhat depressive marijuana smokers, in the spirit of Cheech and Chong,” Korine said in the new interview.
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Margot Robbie Says She Always Dresses Up as a 'Guy Character' for Halloween

Margot Robbie is known for making captivating transformations for her films — think Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad and her unrecognizable metamorphosis into Queen Elizabeth I for her upcoming film Mary Queen of Scots — so it’s no surprise that the actress is no different when it comes to Halloween. Robbie admitted that she’s never been into sexy costumes and that she prefers to get creative by dressing up as male characters.

“Every Halloween I dress as a guy character because they are always the most fun. From day one, I never got the Halloween slutty costumes,” she told W
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