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Jesse Owens Biopic ‘Race’ Release Date Set For April 2016; William Hurt Joins Cast

3 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Focus Features said today it has dated its Jessie Owens biopic Race for April 8, 2016. It also has added William Hurt to the cast opposite Jeremy Irons, Jason Sudeikis, Carice van Houten and Stephan James as Owens.

Hurt will play Jeremiah Mahoney, president of the Amateur Athletic Union, who led efforts to boycott the 1936 Olympics. The casting comes after Hurt was circling the basketball pic Men Of Granite as a possible lead role. He just wrapped The Moon And The Sun opposite Pierce Brosnan. Hurt of course was on the train tracks playing Gregg Allman the day Sarah Jones was killed during production of Midnight Rider; he since has left the project. He is repped by ICM Partners.

Race, helmed by Stephen Hopkins, is now shooting in Montreal and Berlin. Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel penned the script, about the real-life hero who won a record-breaking four Olympic gold medals at the Berlin Olympics. »

- The Deadline Team

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Who Is Gone Girl Star Rosamund Pike?

8 hours ago | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Rosamund Pike, the star of the highly anticipated film, Gone Girl, is about to get a lot of attention for her standout role as Amy Elliott Dunne, a disillusioned housewife who suddenly disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary. The part is one intense (and showy) role, and will surely stick with audiences well after the end credits stop rolling.

With all the buzz coming her way, it’s a good time to get to know the 35-year-old English actress making a big splash Stateside.

She’s a Bond Girl

While this is definitely her biggest role, it’s hardly her first. The actress’ first big screen part was Miranda Frost, a villainous Bond Girl in Pierce Brosnan’s final James Bond film Die Another Day. She was the 68th actress to be featured as a woman who finds herself entangled with the famed British spy.

And She Can Act

She »

- Stacy Lambe

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Rihanna Wanted for 'Bond 24' Role and Theme Song?

19 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With production now set to begin this December, Eon Productions has reportedly approached Grammy-winning pop star Rihanna for a cameo appearance in Bond 24.

Here's what an unidentified source told British tabloid The Sunday Mirror, claiming that the Barbados native is a huge fan of the James Bond franchise.

"Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of appearing in one. She didn't even need to think about it, she knows she wants to do it. She's really excited."

Rihanna made her feature film debut in the 2012 action-adventure Battleship. She also played herself in last year's comedy hit This Is the End and appeared in the documentaries Katy Perry: Part of Me and Bettie Page Reveals All. The actress-singer also lends her voice to DreamWorks Animation's Home, in theaters next March.

It's possible that Eon Productions may also want Rihanna to sing »

- MovieWeb

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Matt Bomer Joins The Nice Guys; Keegan-Michael Key and Regina Hall in Vacation Reboot; Pierce Brosnan to Create Designer Drug in Urge

30 September 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

How about some more casting news?  Here’s what’s coming at a glance: Matt Bomer just joined Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys. New Line’s Vacation reboot just picked up Keegan-Michael Key and Regina Hall. Pierce Brosnan is locked to headline Urge for first-time feature director Aaron Kaufman. Hit the jump for more on all three films. Shane Black’s been working on The Nice Guys for a while now, over five years in fact, but ever since news broke that Gosling and Crowe were involved, things have been moving along steadily.  Warner Bros. picked up the film back in July, gave it a June 17, 2016 release date last month and now Black is busy loading up the cast.  He added The Leftover’s Margaret Qualley to the roster two weeks ago and now, according to Deadline, Bomer is in as well. The story takes place »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Casting Net: Keegan-Michael Key and Regina Hall join 'Vacation;' more

29 September 2014 4:58 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Keegan-Michael Key and Regina Hall have signed on for New Line’s Vacation reboot, joining Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, and Leslie Mann. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing, marking their directorial debut. They also wrote the script. The film will tell the story of a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) who takes his wife (Applegate) on a cross-country road trip, similar to one he took as a kid. Their destination is Walley World, an amusement park. Key and Hall will play family friends to the Griswolds. David Dobkin is producing through his David Dobkin Productions alongside Chris Bender. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Casting: Brosnan, Ory, Bomer, Simmons, Key

29 September 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Urge

Pierce Brosnan has signed on to star in Aaron Kaufman's dramatic thriller "Urge". Kaufman co-penned the script with Jason Zumwalt and Jerry Stahl. Filming begins this October in New York.

The story follows a group of friends holidaying on an island destination who try a new designer drug that makes them lose their ability to control their urges. Brosnan will play the creator and distributor of the narcotic. [Source: Deadline]

Dead Rising

Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe and Virginia Madsen will join the previously announced Dennis Haysbert in Zach Lipovsky's feature length "Dead Rising: Watchtower," an adaptation of the "Dead Rising" videogame franchise from Legendary Digital Media and Crackle. Filming begins September 30th in Vancouver.

Tim Carter penned the script that revolves around a zombie outbreak, and the pursuit of the root of the epidemic when a government vaccine fails to stop the infection. The project is Legendary's first »

- Garth Franklin

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Pierce Brosnan Will Make You Feel The Urge

29 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Pierce Brosnan is back! He never strictly went away, but it still feels like it’s been an age since we’ve seen him onscreen. On the heels of his recent thriller, The November Man, he’ll return to ethically-questionable material as he’s set to play a drug creator in Urge.

Aaron Kaufman, who produced Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and Machete Kills, is on board to make his directorial debut based on the script he co-penned with Jerry Stahl and Jason Zumwalt.

Taking place in the middle of nowhere, Urge follows a group of friends on vacation who decide that quad biking, bungee jumping and sex with strangers doesn’t constitute fun. They decide to take a new drug, created by Brosnan’s character, that alters a person’s way of thinking. Yes, most drugs do that. This one removes people’s ability to control their urges. »

- Gem Seddon

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Pierce Brosnan Feels The Urge

29 September 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

After attempting to recapture his Bond days with action thriller The November Man, Pierce Brosnan is taking aim at a character on an even dodgier moral keel. He’s set to play a drug creator in Urge.Aaron Kaufman, who has worked as a producer with Robert Rodriguez on the likes of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, is looking to make the movie as his directing debut. He wrote the script with Jason Zumwalt and Jerry Stahl and wants the cameras rolling next month kicking off in New York.The plot follows a group of friends on holiday at a swanky island destination, who throw caution to the wind and take up the offer of a new designer drug that causes them lose the ability to control their urges. So, like many already existing drugs and booze, then? Hopefully this will offer a new twist to the tale, »

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'November Man' Director to Remake 'All Quiet on the Western Front'

26 September 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After delivering Pierce Brosnan's recent action thriller The November Man, director Roger Donaldson is heading back into the past for a remake of an iconic film. Variety reports Radar Pictures has commissioned Donaldson to direct a remake of All Quiet on the Western Front, or rather, the film would be a new adaptation of the 1928 novel by Erich Maria Remarque, which was already turned into a film in 1930 and won Best Picture and Best Director for Lewis Milestone. Donaldson actually previously worked with Radar Pictures' Ted Field on the Tom Cruise film Cocktail back in 1988, so it's a cool reunion for them. Read on! For those who don't know, here's the official synopsis of the book: Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Hollywood Classics To Distribute Films From Elliot Kastner Library

25 September 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken in "Homeboy".

Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Dillon Kastner, who represents the estate of his late father, producer Elliot Kastner:  

Hollywood Classics has signed a new distribution agreement with Dillon Kastner of Cinema Seven Productions to represent the Elliot Kastner library for all rights.

Titles in the library of the Hollywood producer include comedy musical A Chorus of Disapproval, starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Hopkins, and Us sports drama Homeboy with Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken.

John Ramchandani, MD of Hollywood Classics said: “I am delighted to work with Dillon Kastner on the wonderfully eclectic and adored selection of his father’s features.

“Throughout his extensive career Elliott worked with the highest calibre of world-renowned actors, screenwriters and directors including Peter Ustinov, Jeremy Irons, James Spader, Pierce Brosnan, Alan Ayckbourn and Donald Cammell.”

Dillon Kastner of Cinema Seven Productions Ltd said: »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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The November Man Director Will Helm All Quiet On The Western Front

25 September 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As Hollywood looks with fear and suspicion at anything remotely resembling an original idea, yet another classic falls into the remake (or rather: re-adaptation) vortex. A new version of the harrowing World War I saga All Quiet on the Western Front will come to the big screen from the hands of The November Man director Roger Donaldson.

Coming off of his last spy thriller with Pierce Brosnan, Donaldson has signed on to direct the latest version of Erich Maria Remarque’s novel about young German soldiers on the Western Front. From early wartime fervor to a disturbing, visceral depiction of the horrors of trench warfare, All Quiet on the Western Front is both a staple in high school classrooms and, yes, a bonafide classic. It was first made into a film in 1930, starring Lew Ayres, as a passionate anti-war story. The book, by the way, was one of the many »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Tsr Blog: ‘The Equalizer’ and Other Middle-Aged Men with a Particular Set of Skills

25 September 2014 9:27 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

“If you’re looking for ransom, I can tell you that I don’t have any money. What I do have, are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.”  – Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), Taken

When Liam Neeson was playing telephone with bad guys in 2008’s Taken, he was not just introducing himself to those who had nixed his daughter’s attempt to stalk U2 guitarist The Edge. He was inaugurating a new action hero archetype built of aged wisdom and burrowed brawn, the middle-aged vigilante assassin. (Vigilante applied here because as “one who undertakes law enforcement with legal authority,” while “assassin” fits to associations of precise violent skills.)

The success of Neeson’s mission as ex-cia guy Mills, that is, the hundreds of millions of dollars Taken took, confirmed the vitality of a middle-aged vigilante assassin, »

- Nick Allen

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The Equalizer Review [Tiff 2014]

24 September 2014 6:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After receiving joking acknowledgment in The Wolf of Wall Street last year, awareness of ‘80s TV series The Equalizer is probably now as high as it was ever going to be. It’s hard to imagine any fans of the series clamouring for a film version more than two decades later, and even harder to say whether they’ll approve of Antoine Fuqua’s adaptation, which carries over the names of the series, but little else. A one-man A-Team,the titular Equalizer is Robert McCall, an ex-covert operative with a particular set of skills he uses to atone for a shady past, one hard-luck case at a time.

The original series was set in New York, while the film version has driven a few hours up the I-90 to move the surroundings to Boston. While the change of leading man, from proper Brit Edward Woodward to all-American-ly handsome Denzel Washington, »

- Sam Woolf

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Spike TV, Vince Gerardis Adapting ‘Red Mars’ as Original Scripted Series

24 September 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spike TV is adding another original scripted series to its slate, and has partnered with “Game of Thrones” co-executive producer Vince Gerardis to develop “Red Mars,” based on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy of novels.

The series will focus on the question at the center of the novels: What is it to be human when we are no longer of earth?

“This series shines a light onto many views of what it means to be human, and asks if can we sustain our humanity under incredible duress,” said Sharon Levy, executive vice president of original series at Spike TV. “We are thrilled to partner with such an accomplished producer as Vince Gerardis to tell this incredible and thought-provoking story.”

“There are many homes for large canvas television these days. It inspires me that Sharon has offered her network as home for this and provided a canvas for me to »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Joan Lunden Removes Wig, Shares Battle with Breast Cancer

24 September 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The former 'Gma' host recalls saying goodbye to her trademark blonde hair.

Former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden sheds her wig and opens up to People magazine about being diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer this past June.

The 64-year-old told the publication that she saw two choices when facing this tribulation. "I could decide to do nothing, but that's certainly not my personality. I was handed an opportunity to learn everything that I can about this and try to help others."

News: Pierce Brosnan Stands Up to Cancer

Lunden went public with her cancer diagnosis when she spoke to cancer survivor and Gma host Robin Roberts this summer -- and now her People cover will surely send a message. "Robin told me waiting for your hair to fall out is excruciating," she revealed. "So I didn't want to wait."

The mother-of-seven revealed that she got rid of her blonde locks within the first week of »

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Updated With Menu! Friday Night’s Tenacious Eats Event – Mars Attacks

23 September 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I Guess it wasn’t the dove!”

Exciting news for movie lovers, gastronomes, and bubble-headed men from Mars! After a brief hiatus, Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by Chef Liz Schuster and the other talented chefs at Tenacious Eats, is back in a new location and a fresh slate of films to write menus around. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal (and five unique cocktails from Eclipse Mixologist Seth Wahlman) while enjoying one of your favorite movies! That’s the Tenacious Eats way! The movie starts at 8pm. The doors open at 5:30 for the pre-show which includes an hour of Super-8 Movie Madness!

The hot new locale is The Loop – specifically the main dining room at Eclipse, on the ground floor of the Moonrise Hotel in the University City Loop (6177 Delmar Boulevard, St Louis, Mo 63112). The next Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event will be a »

- Tom Stockman

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Hollywood Classics signs Kastner library

23 September 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Titles include A Chorus of Disapproval, Homeboy.

Hollywood Classics has signed a new distribution agreement with Dillon Kastner of Cinema Seven Productions to represent the Elliot Kastner library for all rights.

Titles in the library of the Hollywood producer include comedy musical A Chorus of Disapproval, starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Hopkins, and Us sports drama Homeboy with Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken.

John Ramchandani, MD of Hollywood Classics said: “I am delighted to work with Dillon Kastner on the wonderfully eclectic and adored selection of his father’s features.

“Throughout his extensive career Elliott worked with the highest calibre of world-renowned actors, screenwriters and directors including Peter Ustinov, Jeremy Irons, James Spader, Pierce Brosnan, Alan Ayckbourn and Donald Cammell.”

Dillon Kastner of Cinema Seven Productions Ltd said: ‘It is a pleasure to be working alongside the team at Hollywood Classics.

“My father had many ups and downs in his career, and independent »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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"Dom Hemingway" Proves The Scum's Just As Green On The Other Side Of The Pond

22 September 2014 9:42 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Unsavory Europeans are in. James McAvoy sported his most detestable self in Filth, Martin McDonaugh is putting the eloquent ire in Ireland, with his younger brother John angling to establish himself as another wordsmith of societal disharmony and individual anarchy. Somewhere in that mix is the filmmaker Richard Shepard, most well known to date for helming the then recently decommissioned 007, Pierce Brosnan, in his repugnant turn as perverted, alcoholic hitman in 2005’s The Matador. While softening his approach for the occasional TV pilot, with Criminal Minds and Ugly Betty to his name and an Emmy in the bag, Shepard makes a raunchy, boisterous return to the Silver Screen with Jude Law as his new guinea pig, feeding from the slop trough of immoral absurdity.

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- Kyle North

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Ack! Ack! Ack! Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks! at Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ September 26th at The Moonrise

19 September 2014 7:07 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I Guess it wasn’t the dove!”

Exciting news for movie lovers, gastronomes, and bubble-headed men from Mars! After a brief hiatus, Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by Chef Liz Schuster and the other talented chefs at Tenacious Eats, is back in a new location and a fresh slate of films to write menus around. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal (and five unique cocktails from Eclipse Mixologist Seth Wahlman) while enjoying one of your favorite movies! That’s the Tenacious Eats way! The movie starts at 8pm. The doors open at 5:30 for the pre-show which includes an hour of Super-8 Movie Madness!

The hot new locale is The Loop – specifically the main dining room at Eclipse, on the ground floor of the Moonrise Hotel in the University City Loop (6177 Delmar Boulevard, St Louis, Mo 63112). The next Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event will be a »

- Tom Stockman

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Jessica Chastain Would “Love” To Do A Superhero Movie

8 September 2014 6:45 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the years, we’ve seen the superhero genre grow and change significantly, as superhero films aren’t just some of the biggest moneymakers at the box office, but they’re starting to be taken more seriously not just by the audience, but by Hollywood talent and studio executives as well.

Actors didn’t take comic book movie roles very seriously in the past (like Pierce Brosnan, who passed on the opportunity to play Batman), but that’s all changed in the last few years as more and more superhero films are becoming populated by award-winning talent. The Dark Knight trilogy was jam packed with Academy Award-winning actors, while Marvel has slowly been expanding their resume to include legendary Hollywood stars like Robert Redford (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Michael Douglas (Ant-Man) to go along with the handful of award-nominated cast members they already have. The studio is even »

- James Garcia

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