Paramount Pictures has attached Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman to star in a film based on the new Leanne Shapton book “Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion and Jewelry.”
The book was just published by Farrar Straus & Giroux.
Paramount won an auction for the book rights Tuesday night. Pitt’s Plan B will produce with Portman’s Handsomecharlie Films banner. Portman brought the book to Pitt, whose company is Par-based.
The book takes the form of a Sotheby’s-like estate auction catalog, with 325 entries and photographs depicting items that reveal the private moments and the rise and fall of a four-year relationship between the fictitious couple Hal Morris (a 40ish photographer) and Lenore Doolan (a New York Times food columnist in her late 20s). Read the rest of this entry »
Movie star and social activist Brad Pitt made an appearance at Newark City Hall today for a private meeting with Mayor Cory Booker, city officials said.
The discussions centered around Pitt entering into a possible partnership with the city, said officials, who declined to provide more details.
The actor, who received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” was later spotted on Halsey Street, near the Coffee Cave, one of the city’s newest cafes. Booker helped to promote the establishment when it opened in November. Read the rest of this entry »
Paramount Pictures has acquired bigscreen rights to John Le Carre’s espionage thriller “The Night Manager.”
Brad Pitt’s Plan B is producing.
Story centers on the night manager of a European hotel who is recruited by intelligence agents to infiltrate the network of a dangerous international arms dealer.
Robert Edwards, who wrote and directed the 2006 political satire “Land of the Blind,” has been tapped to adapt. He is a former Nicholls fellow and was an intelligence officer during the Gulf War. Read the rest of this entry »
Actor Brad Pitt is scheduled to announce plans to create more than 100 affordable, ecologically sound homes in the Lower 9th Ward. This weekend, big pink houses were installed in the flood-ravaged neighorhood as symbolic stand-ins for those homes.
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Ivory Porter Webb was first perplexed, then giddy with excitement, on Saturday afternoon, just before dusk.
As she drove across the Claiborne Avenue bridge over the Industrial Canal, she noticed something peculiar. Read the rest of this entry »
You can’t blame a media outfit for trying: E! Entertainment Television, the sort of armpit of celebrity TV, donated $250,000 to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation last year.
Theirs was one of just four donations to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s joint charitable fund. The others were Angie ($1,194,911) and Brad ($956.961) themselves, and “Ocean’s Eleven” (Twelve and Thirteen, too!) producer Jerry Weintraub ($5,000).
Not even People magazine, often accused of getting exclusives from the couple by tantalizing them with remuneration, is listed in the now available federal tax filing from 2007. Read the rest of this entry »
Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have called Zimbabwe’s Premier Morgan Tsvangirai to offer condolences over his wife’s death in a car crash, an aide told reporters Monday.
“He didn’t manage to speak to them because the line was disconnected,” the premier’s aide told reporters at Tsvangirai’s home, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The couple are active in charity work around the world, but have no apparent links to Zimbabwe in particular. Jolie gave birth to one of their children in nearby Namibia and they have adopted a little girl from Ethiopia, among their six children.
Given Brad Pitt’s high-profile activism, it may not have seemed too curious that he and Nancy Pelosi met with each other in Washington, D.C., Thursday, but it no doubt piqued people’s curiosity. After all, it’s not every day you get to see a Hollywood heavyweight mixing it up with the Speaker of the House.
“I just want to say thank you to the Speaker for opening up the doors to let us come in and discuss the current rebuilding effort going on in New Orleans,” Pitt said during a press conference following their meeting on behalf of the actor’s Make It Right project. Read the rest of this entry »
Mr. Pitt is going Washington.
Nancy Pelosi’s office says Brad Pitt is set to meet with the Speaker of the House on Thursday to discuss the 45-year-old actor’s charity efforts in New Orleans.
Pitt founded “Make It Right” in 2007 to help build environmentally sustainable housing for low-income residents in New Orleans who lost their homes during Hurricane Katrina. He was nominated for a best-actor Oscar for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Source: The Associated Press
Jennifer Aniston can’t seem to escape questions about her marriage to Brad Pitt. It’s been almost four years since Aniston and Pitt split, and the actress continues to set the record straight on her past marriage.
“No matter what I say, things will always be taken out of context and misinterpreted, will always be turned around to make it seem as though I won’t let something go, or that I just keep talking about it over and over,” Aniston said, prefacing her comments about her 2005 split with Pitt, during a new interview in the April issue of Elle UK. Read the rest of this entry »