Morgan Freeman and Jon Turteltaub - Morgan Freeman is awarded with the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago - Chicago, Illinois, United States - Saturday 7th June 2014
Movie bosses at Disney have tapped filmmaker Jon Turteltaub to develop a film based on themepark attraction It's A Small World.
The highly-popular musical boat ride and accompanying tune have been staples at Disney themeparks for nearly 50 years and now studio executives are keen to turn the attraction into a potential movie franchise, according to Deadline.com.
It's a Small World was originally created in 1964 for the New York World's Fair.
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Much of the supporting cast of coming-of-old-age comedy flick 'Last Vegas' are spotted on the red carpet at the comedy's New York premiere. Among them were the movie's director Jon Turteltaub, Romany Malco, Roger Bart and Jerry Ferrara.
The filmmaker had been struggling to find an appropriate musician to take on the small role until De Niro offered to reach out to his Righteous Kill co-star and invite him to the set.
Actor Romany Malco, who appears in Last Vegas with De Niro, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman, says, "There was this one instance where we needed a gangster rapper to be in this one scene. We're getting closer and closer to the day we needed to shoot and we needed to find one and the director was panicking, and De Niro steps up and goes, 'Who do you need...? You want 50?'
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Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas and Jon Turteltaub - The cast of 'Last Vegas' receives the key to the city of Las Vegas at Bellagio Fountains - Las Vegas, NV, United States - Friday 18th October 2013
Director Jon Turteltaub and the producers of new movie Last Vegas have won an appeal against censors at the Motion Picture Association of America.
The film, starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as four old pals who reunite for one last hurrah in Sin City, was given a hard R rating by the board, but the officials have since overturned their ruling.
The film will now be rated Pg-13 for "brief sexual content and language" following the appeal win on Thursday (01Aug13). The movie hits cinemas in the U.S. in November (13).
Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam may well be getting on in years physically but, on the inside, they haven't changed in 40 years, so when Billy announces his engagement to a woman half his age, it's only right that they should celebrate with one hell of a party trip. They take to Vegas in what they hope is a wild weekend on the Strip; they were kids once, they understand how it's done, right? Well, things have changed a lot since 1959 and they're about to be outdone for the first time in their lives by a new, younger generation of party animals - or are they? This bunch of retirees may yet surprise you!
'Last Vegas' is like a wonderful reversed coming of age story that really hammers in a great message that young people and older people have a lot more in common than they think. It has been directed by Jon Turteltaub ('National Treasure', 'While You Were Sleeping', 'The Kid'), written by Adam Brooks ('Practical Magic', 'Definitely, Maybe', 'French Kiss') and Dan Fogelman ('Crazy, Stupid, Love', 'Cars', 'Tangled') and features an Oscar winning main cast of veteran stars. It is set to hit UK cinema screens on November 8th 2013.
When 60-something-year-old Billy finally announces to his best friends Paddy, Archie and Sam that he's going to tie the knot once and for all, he is determined that his last days as a single man will be as wild as 1959. On a mission to raise the roof with an epic bachelor party, they land in Las Vegas where partying hard is law. However, the city is not how they left it; things have changed a lot since they were kids and they are about to be outdone by the youth of today as they embark on a riotous weekend that will test themselves, their friendships and how they see the world. On the other hand, age verification will unlikely be necessary.
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Since their last adventure, things have changed rather significantly for Team Ben Gates (a null set Nicolas Cage). Our hero is continuing his treasure-hunting ways, but he's broken up with gal pal Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger). Papa Gates (a lost Jon Voight) has been helping sonny boy over his rough relationship patch, while tech wiz sidekick Riley Poole (a far too-wisecracking Justin Bartha) has published a book and is deep in debt to the IRS. When a mysterious figure named Mitch Wilkinson (Ed Harris) shows up, carrying a page out of John Wilkes Booth's diary implicating Gates' forefather in the assassination of Lincoln, the ancestors vow to clear his name. Turns out the long dead relative could have been trying to hide the location of the lost City of Gold -- Cibola -- from conspiring Confederate rebels. It's up to Gates to find the truth, and the vast wealth at the end of said quest.
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National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub made sure friends and family were comfortable at his recent wedding by setting up a pre-ceremony website full of facts about the big day.
The thoughtful movie-maker, who wed charity worker AMY ELDON earlier this month (JUL06) at the Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard in California, even gave footwear and allergy medication advice to guests, which included actor Cuba Gooding JR.
He wrote, "The climate is a bit tricky, so it could be cold or hot, who knows. There's grass so watch the high heels.
"If you're allergic to pollen, horses or bison, bring medication and don't ruin it for the rest of us."
The director confessed the purpose of the website was "to make our wedding less annoying for everyone" and also included details of his wife-to-be and her family.
What if you really had the chance to change all of that? What if you could talk to yourself when you were only eight years old and explain how to take a stand for yourself, give the younger you understanding of why dad is so angry at the world, and give yourself hope for retaining individuality in a sea of conformity. In the new Disney film The Kid Russ Duritz gets that once in a lifetime chance.
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