Movie News: Oscar Contenders for Best Doc Get Short-Listed; Watch Tom Hiddleston in First 'I Saw the Light' Trailer

Movie News: Oscar Contenders for Best Doc Get Short-Listed; Watch Tom Hiddleston in First 'I Saw the Light' Trailer

Dec 02, 2015

Amy

Academy Awards: Amy, which examines the shining career and tragic life of singer Amy Winehouse, leads a list of 15 movies that are under further consideration for an Academy Award as Best Documentary. The list has been narrowed from 124 documentaries that were submitted, and includes the controversial Going Clear (on Scientology) and The Hunting Ground (about campus rape). From this list, five nominees will be selected and announced on January 14. [Oscars.org]

 

Helen Mirren

Collateral Beauty: Helen Mirren is in early talks to join Will Smith in Collateral Beauty. The movie revolves around an advertising executive in New York (Smith) whose colleagues seek to raise his spirits after he suffers a "deep personal tragedy." David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) will direct; the project is expected to start production in January. [Variety]

 

The Stars My Destination

The Stars My Destination: A big-screen adaptation of Alfred Bester's award-winning sci-fi novel The Stars My Destination is moving forward. David DiGilio has been hired to write a script; Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) is attached to direct. First published in 1957, the novel is set in the 25th century and follows a working-class man who seeks revenge against a powerful industrial clan that wronged him; it features teleportation, telepathy, and army battles in space. [Deadline]

 

I Saw the Light

I Saw the Light Trailer: Tom Hiddleston stars in I Saw the Light as country singer Hank Williams, who blazed a brilliant if short path when he burst onto the country-music scene during the 1950s. The first trailer gives a taste of his music and his troubled life; Hiddleston does his own singing. Elizabeth Olsen also stars; the movie opens in theaters on March 25. [CBR]

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