Source: The Playlist

Baz Luhrmann has decided to film The Great Gatsby in 3D. Detractors of the format will be out in droves to shoot the idea down. Gatsby will represent a big test for 3D. If it succeeds, more traditional dramas could go that route.


Warner Bros. is reportedly nearing a deal that with give the studio worldwide rights to Baz Luhrmann's upcoming adaption of The Great Gatsby.


Baz Luhrmann has now official chosen Carey Mulligan to play Daisy in The Great Gatsby.

Source: The Vulture Blog

Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby is reportedly very close to locking down its Daisy. Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan (An Education) has emerged as the leading contender for the coveted gig. Scarlett Johansson was also being considered by Luhrmann and star DiCaprio, but she recently committed to Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo.

Mulligan will have big shoes to fill. Even though the 1974 version of Gatsby is seen largely as a failure, Mia Farrow's performance as Daisy has always been praised.


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New York, NY -- Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, announced today an exclusive deal with Nike to premiere the new six-minute concept film starring Kobe Bryant and directed by Robert Rodriguez in Los Angeles area movie theatres.

The short film, titled The Black Mamba, will tip-off as part of the featured preshow entertainment before PG13 and R rated films in Los Angeles-based Screenvision theatres on February 19th, timed to the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in which the City is playing host. The film's exclusive Screenvision in-cinema engagement will run through February 24th.

To promote Nike's short film, Mann Theatres will be showing it at all 7 of their LA theatres, including the world renowned Grauman's Chinese starting February 19th. In addition, Kobe fans and moviegoers will have the chance to win special Nike Black Mamba product at Grauman's on February 20th, with a unique giveaway promoted on Facebook and Twitter.

The film will also be playing at the following Los Angeles theatres:

Anaheim Hills, CA/Cinema City 13 Theatres
Azusa, CA/Foothill Cinema 10
Laguna Niguel, CA/Regency Rancho Niguel
Agoura Hills, CA/Regency Agoura Hills 8
Granada Hills, CA/Granada Hills 9
Los Angeles, CA/Bruin
Glendale, CA/Glendale Exchange 10
Thousand Oaks, CA/Janss Marketplace 9
Westlake Village, CA/Westlake Village 8
Glendale, CA/Glendale Marketplace
Van Nuys, CA/Plant 16
Hollywood, CA/Grauman's Chinese
Hollywood, CA/Mann Chinese 6
Thousand Oaks, CA/Thousand Oaks 14
Anaheim, CA/Garden Walk 14


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Source: Deadline New York

Following last week's news of the impending reunion between actress Meryl Streep and her The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel for the upcoming film Great Hope Springs, Deadline reported Friday that Steve Carell is in talks to join the cast of the film. Carell, who is currently winding down his stint on the popular NBC television series The Office, is rumored to be discussing the possibility of playing Dr. Feld, a marriage therapist who counsels a couple on resuscitating their relationship after 31 loveless years. No actor has signed on yet to play the husband to Streep's wife.

Great Hope Springs is slated to be the next project for Carell to start after completing his run on The Office, and after shooting commences in August, it will be followed by Burt Wonderstone. In the meantime, he starred more recently with Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore in Crazy, Stupid Love.


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TORONTO, ON -- February 18, 2011: Cineplex Entertainment announced today that effective immediately, Digital Display & Communications Inc., an award-winning implementer of digital signage networks and associated products and services, will now be known as Cineplex Digital Solutions (CDS). Acquired by Cineplex Entertainment in July 2010, CDS is a digital signage company that designs, installs, maintains and operates digital signage networks on numerous software platforms in retail, financial, hospitality and entertainment markets across North America.

"When we were acquired by Cineplex Entertainment, we knew it was a great opportunity as there is tremendous synergy between the two companies. Our service model networks, combined with Cineplex Digital Media's advertising model networks, sales force and entertainment content provide significant opportunities for future growth," said Stuart Kirkpatrick, President, Cineplex Digital Solutions. "We are also very pleased to announce our program expansion with Labatt and the exciting new consulting agreement with the Canucks."

CDS is pleased to announce that Labatt Breweries of Canada (Labatt) will add 170 PODS to the Labatt POD network which is an in-store digital signage display program custom designed for the brewer. This network currently features more than 500 PODS across five provinces in Canada. CDS began working with Labatt in 2009 to develop an in-store display to dynamically promote product for independently owned beer and liquor stores in Western Canada, later expanding the program to include convenience stores in Quebec. A close working relationship between CDS and Labatt led to the creation of a "POD" system that features a 32-inch LCD monitor and a media player built into a custom fixture that highlights the product. CDS was responsible for the system's design, hardware and software procurement, assembly, configuration and project management. CDS provides ongoing support and adds new creative via a wireless network.

"Cineplex Digital Solutions developed a dynamic digital signage program that led to an immediate increase in sales," said Tracey Sivak, National Customer Marketing Manager, Labatt Breweries of Canada. "The digital signage program they created allows us to easily change creative when stock runs low or a promotion is ending. This has greatly helped our retailers."

Also announced today is that CDS has been selected by Canucks Sports & Entertainment to develop a comprehensive digital signage strategy for the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. CDS will help the organization design a comprehensive communications strategy, recommend strategic placement of digital signage throughout the Rogers Arena and source hardware and software providers. CDS has also provided design consultancy for the fixtures for Canucks Sports & Entertainment to consider in their integration of the displays into the facility.

"We selected Cineplex Digital Solutions based on their experience with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto where their unique approach to a digital signage network that involved more than 300 screens, created an extremely positive fan experience," said Chip Suttles, Director, Technology, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. "With their help, I know that we'll create a compelling network that showcases our numerous events and corporate sponsors in a dynamic and impactful manner."

Other CDS clients include Holt Renfrew, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, CIBC, SunTrust Bank, Sears Canada Inc., Rogers Communications and several others. Cineplex Digital Solutions management will be attending the Digital Signage Expo February 22-25 in Las Vegas, NV. To learn more about Cineplex Digital Solutions, visit


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