Jason Hall had just turned in his first draft of a script about Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. Bradley Cooper, who was producing the film and had agreed to star, was at a screening of "Silver Linings Playbook" for a group of veterans in Washington.
If laws of time and space were of no matter, the characters played by the performers in this year’s Envelope Actors Roundtable would make for a most unusual dinner party — a contemporary big-city lawyer struggling to reconcile with his small-town family, a WWII codebreaker forced to...
Roman Polanski boarded a red-eye out of the country in January 1978, just months after he had agreed to a plea deal to end a Los Angeles County case in which he was accused of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl.
Chemistry is one of the most essential but hard-to-describe parts of the filmmaking process. Actors need to get in tune with their costars, just as directors need to find the right way to communicate with their actors. You can’t really force it. It just happens or it doesn’t.
Twenty-seven years after it first premiered on Broadway, composer Stephen Sondheim and librettist James Lapine's subversive, fairy-tale-based musical "Into the Woods" comes to the screen Dec. 25 under the direction of "Chicago's" Rob Marshall and with a cast including Meryl Streep as the Witch,...
Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe for best director Thursday for "Selma," her drama about Martin Luther King Jr.
For this year’s awards season, The Envelope brought together a unique group of actresses, including rising stars breaking through to the next level and established stars breaking out into new roles and challenges, each earning some buzz for their current films.
A cyber security firm investigating the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment has called the attack on the studio's technology systems "unprecedented," Michael Lynton, Sony chief executive, told employees Saturday in an email.