Who would have thought that the director behind the cloying "The Help" could turn the story of the Godfather of Soul into something this cliché-defying?
The studio has acquired the Mandeville-produced project in a competitive auction
Production scheduled for early 2015
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release the film October 17
"The Heiress" on Broadway will make back its $3 million investment
Director Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures has struck a deal with Rise Entertainment that calls for the company to help finance and develop 1492's films
Jessica Chastain is making her Broadway debut in a part made famous by Olivia de Haviland and Cherry Jones as previews start Oct.6 for "The...
Study from San Diego State University finds that women are less likely to be protagonists in movies and are less likely to be portrayed as...
A day after beating Viola Davis at the Oscars, Meryl Streep donates to 2 groups with ties to "The Help" star
Spencer picks up her first Academy Award, adding to her trophies from the Golden Globes, SAG and Critics Choice Movie Awards
"The Help" and "Modern Family" take awards for best publicity campaigns; awards publicist Tony Angellotti wins top honor
"War Horse," "The Help," and "The Lion King" are among the titles that will be offered
Award given to screenplay that "embodies the spirit of constitutional rights and civil liberties"
"The Help" was the night's big winner, but Jean Dujardin's best-actor victory might be more telling in the long run
Viola Davis wins best actress, Jean Dujardin is best actor and 'Modern Family' and 'Boardwalk Empire' repeat TV ensemble victories
Here are the nominees for film and television. The winners are listed in bold. Check for updates during the show
"Hugo" may have gotten the most nominations, but they likely came too late to rescue it at the box office
With its larger-than-expected slate of Best Picture nominees, the Academy sent Hollywood a whole lot of mixed signals
With nominations looming, the forecast calls for Oldman over DiCaprio, Jonah Hill over Max von Sydow, and a directing nod for Terrence Malick
"Pariah," "Jumping the Broom," "The First Grader" and "Tower Heist" also earn multiple noms
"The Help" star's MLK-referencing speech brought "recognition and light to this workforce," association president says
"Modern Family" named Best TV Comedy; "Homeland" nabs Best TV Drama
"The Artist" stumbling? Only five Best Picture noms? How Academy voters could confound expectations ...
Silent film picks up more critics' awards -- but the artier groups all prefer "The Tree of Life"
Actress will receive Spotlight Award for her many 2011 roles; composer will be honored for "Hugo"
Festival will present actress from "The Help" with its Breakthrough Performance Award
Sony Classics says all four of the film's actors belong in the Oscar supporting categories
The bearded Affleck shows up at the Beverly Hilton looking more like the top tentpole producer than himself
In an unsettled year, the winner just might come from anywhere
We have very few stories that reach back before slavery -- instead we have “The Help,” “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Beloved”