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Julianne Moore is in negotiations to join Amy Adams in The Woman in the Window, Fox 2000’s adaptation of the book by A.J. Finn.

The Darkest Hour filmmaker Joe Wright is directing the thriller, which sees Adams portraying a child psychologist with severe agoraphobia (and a penchant for mixing alcohol with her medication) who hasn’t left her house in months. The woman believes she witnessed a horrible crime involving a new neighboring family but no one, including the police, will believe her.

Moore will play the mother of a mysterious young boy who moves in across the street.

Tracy Letts wrote the script for the adaptation, whose story is a nod to the Alfred Hitchcock classic Rear Window.

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing the pic.

Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva are overseeing for Fox 2000.

Moore, who appeared as the villain in Fox’sKingsman: The Golden Circle, has several films wrapped, including Paul Weitz’s thriller Bel Canto and After the Wedding, a drama that also stars Michelle Williams.

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ulianne Moore and producer Bruce Cohen are fighting to rename their old high school in Fairfax County, Virginia, which was named after a Confederate general upon its founding in 1959.

The former classmates have created a Change.org petition asking for the Fairfax County School Board to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School to honor civil rights leader and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

“Today, this school is attended by a diverse group of students who should not have to attend a school that bears the name of a man who fought to keep African Americans enslaved,” the petition, which has garnered nearly 29,000 signatures to date, reads. “No one should have to apologize for the name of the public high school you attended and the history of racism it represents, as we and so many alumni of Stuart have felt the need to do our whole lives.”

J.E.B Stuart’s school symbol is currently an image of Stuart waving the Confederate flag atop a horse. Moore and Cohen’s petition cites the tragic shooting of nine African-Americans in Charleston, South Carolina as an impetus for change.

In a statement to the Washington Post, Moore said, “We name our buildings, monuments and parks after exalted and heroic individuals as a way to honor them, and inspire ourselves to do better and reach for more in our own lives. It is reprehensible to me that in this day and age a school should carry and celebrate the name of a person who fought for the enslavement of other human beings. I think the students of this school deserve better than that moniker.”

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JULIANNE MOORE and MICHAEL STIPE have urged fellow Americans to wear orange on 2 June (15) to promote the fight against gun violence.

The two stars have teamed up with a number of arms control groups, campaigners and community organizations to back Everytown for Gun Safety’s inaugural National Gun Violence Awareness Day next month (Jun15).

A statement from Everytown for Gun Safety, the organization behind the drive, reveals the day was inspired by the story of youngsters in Chicago, Illinois who rallied together following the shooting death of a classmate.

The message reads, “The idea was inspired by a group of Chicago teens who asked their classmates to commemorate the life of a slain friend by wearing orange. They chose the color because hunters wear orange to announce themselves to other hunters when out in the woods.”

Comedienne Sarah Silverman is also among those who have backed the National Gun Violence Awareness Day initiative.

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In her early 30s, Julianne Moore felt lost. Her professional life was soaring, her personal life shrinking. “I was lonely,” she admits. “I don’t think I felt happy. I didn’t have the kind of personal life I wanted. I’d spent my 20s working hard and trying to get to wherever there was, which wasn’t really anywhere. It was just a job, and I really wanted a family.”

Unsure what to do, Moore turned to a therapist, who got straight to the point: She must give her private life its due. “I discovered that was as important as my professional life,” says the actress. “I didn’t spend the time; I didn’t invest. One thing I used to tell my women friends was, ‘There’s an expectation that your personal life is going to happen to you, but you’re going to have to make your career happen. And that’s not true: You have to make your personal life happen as much as your career.’ ”

Since then, Moore, almost miraculously, has managed both. Choosing to live in New York, she has built an enviable private life, with a 19-year (and counting) relationship and two kids. On the career front, she has defied one of the truisms of Hollywood — that an actress is finished at 40 — and has done much of her best work since then: 2002’s Far From Heaven and The Hours and 2006’s Children of Men. Like Meryl Streep, she seamlessly mixes commercial work such as The Hunger Games with independent films. Moore also has established herself as a beauty and fashion icon, signing seven-figure deals with such brands as L’Oreal and Bulgari.

And so, at age 54, she finds herself very comfortable in the spotlight. She already has racked up Golden Globe and SAG Awards for her performance in Still Alice as a college professor suffering from early-onset dementia, and many Academy Awards prognosticators pick her as the favorite for best actress, which would be her first win in five career nominations.

None of this is by luck alone.

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‘Alice’ a challenge for Julianne Moore

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January 25th, 2015

Hollywood may not be clamoring to make films geared toward women over the age of 40, but Julianne Moore is doing her best to convince those Tinseltown executives of their folly.

Two weeks ago, she won a Golden Globe for her performance in “Still Alice” as a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. On stage, she said that Cape Cod author Lisa Genova, whose book the film is based on, told her no one in Hollywood wanted to make a movie about a middle-age woman, much less one suffering from a degenerative disease.

Less than 48 hours after her victory, Moore is nestled on a plush sofa at the Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo, cracking wise and elaborating on what she hinted at in her speech.

“I do think that there is a section of the market that’s being neglected. Because I think that there are plenty of women who want to go to the movies, and there are plenty of women who want to see movies about other women. I know I do!” said the actress, her freckled alabaster skin looking as luminous as ever.

While the current state of the movie business means a dearth of plum parts for actresses over the age of 40, Moore has continued to work steadily — and her career is hitting yet another peak.

In the spring, she wowed Cannes Film Festival audiences (and pocketed the best actress prize) as toxic gorgon Havana Segrand, a neurotic fading actress, in David Cronenberg’s pitiless Hollywood satire “Maps to the Stars,” due out next month. She recently starred as President Alma Coin in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.” And she continues to earn raves for her heartbreaking turn in “Still Alice,” written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, which just opened in Boston. Last week, she picked up her fifth Academy Award nomination and is the clear frontrunner to take home the gold on Oscar night, with pundits remarking she is long overdue (she was nominated twice in 2002 alone, for “Far From Heaven” and “The Hours”).

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She now boasts five Academy Award nominations, recent Golden Globe andCritics’ Choice Award wins and another SAG nod. But for Julianne Moore, family still outweighs it all.

The Oscar nominee, 54, shared sweet remarks about her director husband Bart Freundlich and children Caleb, 17, and Liv, 12, after being honored by the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City on Tuesday.

“When I read the script for [The Myth of Fingerprints], I met Bart Freundlich. I loved it, and I loved his story,” she said, glowing at the podium in a gold sequin dress. “But I never, ever, ever in my life imagined that making that movie would give me the personal life that I always dreamed of.”

And Freundlich, who sat with arms around his daughter and son while listening to Moore’s speech, wasn’t shy when he shared his mutual feelings.

“I’ve known her for 20 years, been married to her for 11, had kids with her for 17, directed her 3 times. We have two dogs,” he began.
“I’ve been with her through numerous sunburns, four Oscar ceremonies – five to come – a colonoscopy and her Broadway debut,” he continued. “The last two were equally as uncomfortable for her!”

After a good laugh and speeches from famous friends including Ellen Barkin,Chloë Grace Moretz and Sarah Paulson, Moore thanked the room and her family once more.

“When I received the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year, I made a lot of jokes to my family about how I don’t need a tombstone now. Now I feel like I don’t need a memorial service either,” she said.

Moore has chosen her roles in order to stay present in her family life, she recently told PEOPLE.

“My family makes me most happy,” she said. “It would be miserable without them.”

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In the new movie Still Alice, Julianne Moore plays Alice Howland, a 50-year-old linguistics professor at Columbia with a razor-sharp intellect. She’s at the prime of her career, but gradually she starts to forget things. She loses her way, she gets fuzzy — and she is soon diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The movie charts her rapid decline and her struggle to hold on to her sense of self.

“She is someone who has always defined herself by her intellect, and now that that’s something she can’t depend on, she’s finding that she doesn’t really know who she is,” Moore tells NPR’s Melissa Block.

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Julianne Moore Is Oscar Gold in ‘Still Alice’

Posted by Claudia on
December 25th, 2014

The actress opens up about her riveting performance as a university professor whose life unravels after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Ever since baring her soul (and body) in Short Cuts, Robert Altman’s penetrating study of death and deceit in Los Angeles, Julianne Moore has transfixed audiences with her portrayals of aggrieved women.

There was Carol White, a ho-hum homemaker who finds herself besieged by multiple chemical sensitivity in Safe. Amber Waves, a cocaine-huffing hippie who struggles to balance motherhood and the porn lifestyle in Boogie Nights. And her devastating turn as Far From Heaven’s Cathy Whitaker, a suburban housewife in the 1950s whose idyllic world comes crashing down when she discovers that her husband is gay.

“I’m very attracted to the idea of people having a profound journey, and being able to illustrate that journey from the inside,” says Moore. “We primarily are the narrators of our own existence.”

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“Altman,” a documentary on the legendary filmmaker Robert Altman, known for such films as M*A*S*H and “Popeye,” is coming to Epix.

The documentary explores the legacy of Robert Altman, one of the true independents of film. Altman was known for his improvisational and often confrontational style of filmmaking. Robert Altman defied Hollywood conventions, broke genres and reinvented what movies could be. He continued making movies until he died in 2006 at the age of 81.

Pay channel Epix plans to premiere “Altman” on August 6 at 8.
“Altman,” first screened at the University of California, Los Angeles, on June 20 as part of a retrospective of Altman’s films.

“Altman” was directed by Ron Mann.Mann made the documentaries Comic Book Confidential (1988) and Grass from 1999.
If you don’t have Epix, “Altman” is set to be released on DVD later in the year.

Epix will air a whole slew of Robert Altman movies as companions to the documentary. Epix will air
The Long Goodbye,” “Popeye,” and “Fool For Love.”

Robert Altman directed the films “M*A*S*H,” “McCabe and Mrs. Miller,” “Nashville,” “The Player,” “ShortCuts,” “Gosford Park,”and “A Prairie Home Companion.”

The documentary features appearances by Paul Thomas Anderson, James Caan, Keith Carradine, Elliott Gould, Philip Baker Hall, Sally Kellerman, Lyle Lovett, Julianne Moore, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Robin Williams and Bruce Willis.

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Cannes film festival organisers will on Thursday fire the starting gun for this year’s Riviera movie extravaganza when they unveil the films chosen to compete for its top Palme d’Or prize.
Always a heady mix of traditional A-list glamour and quirky filmmaking spiced up with a dash of controversy, the festival selects only around 20 of the 1,800 or so films submitted each year.

Ryan Gosling, Catherine Deneuve, Ken Loach, Meryl Streep, Gerard Depardieu, Woody Allen, Robert Pattinson and Jean-Luc Godard are just a few of the names being touted to tread the red carpet this year.

Loach, one of cinema’s most celebrated directors, won the Palme d’Or in 2006 and is widely tipped to return to Cannes with “Jimmy’s Hall”, especially if, as expected, it turns out to be his last feature film.

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut “How to Catch a Monster” is also much fancied after his two previous Cannes appearances as an actor in the hyper-violent “Drive” and last year’s “Only God Forgives”.

With a reputation for launching careers — such as those of Steven Soderbergh and Quentin Tarantino — a spot in the official competition line-up is always much-prized.

Organisers spend months sifting through entries looking for new “auteurs” they hope will be the film stars of tomorrow, alongside offerings from more established players.

Amid the glitzy red carpet photo calls, yachts and parties, the festival is also a huge market place where producers wheel and deal in search of the next big thing.

Already confirmed for the May 14-25 festival is opening film “Grace of Monaco” starring Nicole Kidman as the former Hollywood star Grace Kelly whose 1956 marriage to Prince Rainier was labelled the “wedding of the century”.

Even before its release, the film — which will not be in the competition for the Palme d’Or — has generated two separate controversies and looks likely to be boycotted by the Monaco royal family.

Revolving around the late Rainier, played by British actor Tim Roth, and Grace, who died in a car crash in 1982, it tracks events at a time when France was threatening to annex the tiny principality on its southern coast.

Grace’s children — Prince Albert and Princesses Caroline and Stephanie — have criticised the film as “pure fiction”.

At the same time, a dispute between the film’s French director Olivier Dahan and American producer Harvey Weinstein over the editing of the movie has resulted in rival versions being made.

“There are two versions of the film — mine and his — which I find catastrophic,” the director has said.

Other films tipped for competition slots by French and film media include Tommy Lee Jones’ western “The Homesman” in which he also stars alongside Meryl Streep, and David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” starring John Cusack, Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson.

Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne could also be included for their film “Two Days, One Night” with Marion Cotillard, while from France the drama “Clouds of Sils Maria” by Olivier Assayas, and featuring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, is widely predicted to be in the running.

Representing Scandinavia could be Sweden’s Roy Andersson with “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence”, or from Denmark, Kristian Levring with “The Salvation” or Suzanne Bier with “Serena” starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

Andre Techine’s “L’Homme que l’on Aimait Trop” with Catherine Deneuve, meanwhile, could see the filmmaker who won best director in 1985 for “Rendez-Vous” return to the main competition for the first time since 2003.

Other possible contenders include Abderrahmane Sissako from Mauritania (“Le Chagrin des Oiseaux”), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu from Mexico (“Birdman”) and Fatih Akin from Germany (“The Cut”).

From Asia, nominations could go to Japanese directors Tetsuya Nakashima (“Kawaki”), Sono Sion (“Tokyo Tribe”), Naomi Kawase (“Still the Water”) and Isao Takahata (“The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”).

Also in the running could be Singapore’s Eric Khoo (“The Charming Rose”), China’s Zhang Yimou (“Coming Home”), Taiwan’s Hou Hsiao-Hsien (“The Assassin”) and Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul (“Cemetery of Kings”).

Big names who could make the trip to the Riviera with films outside of the competition include Cannes favourite Woody Allen.

The veteran filmmaker’s latest film “Magic in the Moonlight” with Emma Stone, Colin Firth and Marcia Gay Harden was shot just down the road in Nice.

And American director Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York”, which stars Gerard Depardieu as the disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, could well supply another dose of controversy if selected.

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