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  • Charlize Theron Fan
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    Post all upcoming projects/projects in development that seem like potential Oscar players in this thread.

    I’ll start:

    Dark Places (2014)
    Charlize Theron stars as Libby Day, a woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child and is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes. Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.

    Maps to the Stars (2014)
    Ensemble piece, a complex look at Hollywood and what it reveals about Western culture. Stars John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson among others. Written by Bruce Wagner, directed by David Cronenberg.

    Imagine (2014)
    Dramedy. An old letter written to him by John Lennon and Yoko Ono inspires an aging musician to live life differently, and he sets out to reconnect with his biological son. Stars Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner, Annette Bening and Josh Peck. Written and directed by Dan Fogelman.

    Big Eyes (August 2014)
    A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. Stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, directed by Tim Burton.

    The Zookeeper’s Wife (2015)
    The account of the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion. Stars Jessica Chastain. Written by Angela Workman, directed by Niki Caro. 

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    Million Dollar Arm (May 2014)       It sounds that good.

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    Beau S.
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    Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

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    24Emmy
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    Marvin Gaye biopic (Jesse L. Martin) and James Brown biopic (Chadwick Boseman)

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    Dark Places (2014)
    Charlize Theron stars as Libby Day, a woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child and is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes. Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.
     

    I read Dark Places earlier this year, and it is a fantastic book. Even better than Flynn’s Gone Girl, it has the chance to translate very well, I think. Done correctly, the climactic flashback scene should be jaw-dropping.  

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    seabel
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    Penelope Cruz, GUCCI

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    24Emmy
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    Into the Woods and Jersey Boys

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    Jersey Boys I originally expected to come nowhere near Oscar (I was not a fan of the musical on Broadway whatsoever) but with Clint Eastwood at the helm I suppose it will get some recognition (barring negative reviews of course), Lloyd Young could finally have his big break with this.

    Into the Woods is more typical Oscar-fare (it will, no doubt, have elaborate sets, costumes and makeup and stunning cinematography) though the subject matter may seem a little silly. The musical on stage is phenomenal and Streep, Depp, Kendrick and Blunt all have Oscar-caliber roles. But if Sophia Grace ends up in it, I won’t be so confident in the film. Marshall is pretty hit-or-miss as it is.

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    Carol – Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk (Rooney Mara) who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman (Cate Blanchett). Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith and directed by Todd Haynes.

    This deffo feels like its gonna get some nominations, if only just lead actress for Blanchett and supporting for Mara (I sense some category fraud here ala Notes on a Scandal), but possibly screenplay, director and some tech nominations. If it does well it could end up being the lesbian Brokeback Mountain. Imagine if it wins best picture, it’ll prove that all those homophobes in the academy might hate gays and lesbians but it wont stop them lusting over two sexy lesbians.

    All the films everyone has mentioned look interesting and likely players in the awards seasons to come. I think Big Eyes, Zookeepers Wife and Tracks in particular will all slay. Noah I hope will give Aaronofsky the awards recognition he deserves, but I’m doubtful since its got a Spring release date and the subject matter might be criticised heavily by religous groups and religous people in the academy.

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    l really hope Into The Woods works out because i’m a huge fan of Anna Kendrick and I want her to get even more awards recognition. The fact that Meryl Streep is in it only makes me think that it could be an award-slayer (and also the fact that Rob Marshall managed to make Chicago a huge hit, awards-wise).

    Looking forward to see Carol and the several Jessica Chastain movies that are coming up, specially Interstellar.

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    Miss Julie, Intersteller, The Zookeeper’s Wife, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.

    A.K.A anything starring Jessica Chastain will hopefully be an Oscar player because she’s good like that.

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    I’m so glad that she’s working like crazy. I don’t know if you saw the press conference that she gave after winning the golden globe… She told the journalists that she struggled a lot to get roles and for many years she had to work as a clown in birthday parties. Now everybody wants to work with her and that is something that really makes me happy for her when I think about it.

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    So hoping that Jessica Chastain gets an Oscar within the next two years; I think she’ll be nominated next year for Miss Julie. Then the year afterwards win for The Zookeepers Wife. That’s just my guess. I think right now her and Amy Adams are the two I’m most desperate that they give Oscars too.

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    So hoping that Jessica Chastain gets an Oscar within the next two years; I think she’ll be nominated next year for Miss Julie. Then the year afterwards win for The Zookeepers Wife. That’s just my guess. I think right now her and Amy Adams are the two I’m most desperate that they give Oscars too.

    Amy should have won for Junebug, I don’t know what happened there.

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     Amy should have won for Junebug, I don’t know what happened there.

    Agreed, she gave the second best supporting actress performance for about 20 years (besides Mo’Nique obviously) and was overlooked for Rachel Weisz – I mean she’s done sooo much since hasn’t she! It was all because Rachel was a star at the time and Amy a near unknown (at least in comparison) and was from a small indie film with no other nominations.

    I’m hoping that she wins either this year with her triple punch of American Hustle/Her/Man of Steel that should help her or next year for Big Eyes, when hopefully Best Actress wont be so packed.  

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