Annette Bening

Annette Bening and Bobby Cannavale in Talks for ‘Imagine’

Annette Bening and Bobby Cannavale in Talks for ‘Imagine’ Bening and Bobby Cannavale are in early talks to replace Julianne Moore and Jeremy Renner in Dan Fogelman's upcoming dramedy Imagine.

The films centers on a middle aged rocker (Al Pacino), who comes across a letter written to him by rock legend John Lennon. After finding the letter he vows to change his life for the good. Annette Bening is portraying the rockers' love interest with Bobby Cannavale taking on the role of his son.

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‘The Look of Love’ Shoots This April with Annette Bening and Ed Harris

Academy Award-nominated actors Annette Bening and Ed Harris, and Academy Award-winner Robin Williams will be joined by Amy Brenneman and Jess Weixler in Arie Posin's romantic drama The Look of Love. Arie Posin is directing the project that he co-wrote with scribe Matthew McDuffie. Mockingbird Pictures' Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis are producers. Principal photography begins shooting in Los Angeles on April 9.

The majority of financing for the project was found in Dallas, Texas, where Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis previously sourced funds for the critically acclaimed Albert Nobbs, which earned three Academy Award nominations this past season including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Glenn Close.

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Christina Hendricks Joins ‘Bomb’

Actress Christina Hendricks is in talks to join the cast of Bomb for BBC Films and director Sally Potter. Annette Bening is also considering a role in the movie, although an offer hasn't been officially made.

The story centers on two teenagers (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert) who get caught up in the Ban the Bomb movement and the 1960s sexual revolution. It isn't known what characters Christina Hendricks or Annette Bening will play. We reported back in November that Elle Fanning and Alessandro Nivola had joined the cast.

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Oscar Forecast: A Look at the 83rd Academy Awards

Oscar prognosticating is a dicey business. If you're wrong you look like a schmuck and if you're right, well, who cares? It's not like you're predicting the outcome of a political election or a revolution. And any true film buff too often confuses his or her own personal taste for that of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (which is a notoriously motley crew or 5,800 or so loons if ever there was one). Do not ever confuse them with cinema aesthetes as they are anything but. It doesn't mean they vote with their pocketbooks (see The Hurt Locker beating the mega-hit Avatar last year) but you can't expect them to vote for the high-brow intellectual movies as much as you might wish they would.

Betting in an Oscar pool is as important as betting on the Super Bowl. It's more fun to watch if you have money riding on the outcome - otherwise its just four hours of watching people in better physical shape than yourself duke it out in a pointless contest. So this week I'll take a look at the current state of the Big 8 Races. Next week I'll give you (very valuable) advice on whom to mark on your ballot based on any last minute maneuvering (ballots from Academy members aren't due back until February 22nd) in the big races as well as all those other technical awards which are truly where these pools are won or lost.

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Rob Reiner Directing Morgan Freeman and Annette Bening in ‘The Third Act’

Rob Reiner has signed on to direct his next project: The Third Act, starring Annette Bening and Morgan Freeman, reports Showbiz 411, who spoke with the director at the AARP dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

No production date has been set.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: ‘Mother and Child’ Cast & Crew Interview Featurette

In the new film Mother And Child, opening in theaters on May 7th, Oscar nominee Annette Bening (American Beauty) plays Karen, a woman deeply haunted by the mistakes of her past and searching for the daughter she gave up for adoption when she was just a kid herself. Actress Kerry Washington (Ray) plays Lucy, a married woman who can't have children of her own and desperately wants to adopt, while Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) plays Paul, a lawyer in love with his co-worker (Naomi Watts) who is still feeling the affects of her own adoption. Writer/director Rodrigo García's film, Mother And Child, examines the adoption process in America and takes a good, hard look at what it means to be a parent. We recently had an opportunity to speak with director Rodrigo García and members of his talented cast including, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson about the new film, it's terrific cast, the adoption process in this country and what it means to be a parent. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.

Mother And Child tells the overlapping stories of three women: Karen (Bening), a nurse who gave up her daughter to adoption 35 years ago, Elizabeth (Naomi Watts), a lawyer who grew up as an adopted child, and Lucy (Washington), a married woman that cannot conceive and who is looking to adopt.

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