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Relativity Puts 'Jane Got A Gun' And More Up For Sale As They Fight Off Bankruptcy

29 July 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While Hollywood accounting is known for defying the rules of logic and mathematics, you can go only so long without making money before things catch up with you, and Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity is learning that very quickly. The studio's biggest hits in its history have been "Immortals" and "Limitless," both released in 2011, and yet, neither film cracked $85 million domestically. Since then, things have been on a steady downward decline and 2015 was particularly rough. Horror sequel "The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death," Kevin Costner race drama "Black Or White," low budget scare flick "The Lazarus Effect" and something called "Desert Dancer" were all released. None made more than $26 million ("Desert Desert" barely crossed $150,000), and it was only 'Lazarus Effect' that made anything resembling a profit with its paltry $3.3 million budget. However, the vultures have been circling for Relativity and now they need to start bailing »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Bourne’: Tommy Lee Jones Joins Matt Damon in Sequel (Exclusive)

28 July 2015 11:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tommy Lee Jones has joined Matt Damon in the next installment of the “Bourne” franchise.

Alicia Vikander and Julia Stiles are also on board to join the action series, while Paul Greengrass is back to direct and pen the script with Christopher Rouse.

Frank Marshall will produce again alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment. Greengrass, Damon, Greg Goodman and Ben Smith will also produce, while Rouse and Henry Morrison will serve as executive producers.

Plot details are unknown at this time, though sources say Jones will play a superior officer at the CIA. Edward Norton, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox and David Strathairn have playing similar roles in past “Bourne” movies. Production is expected to begin later this summer. The film will bow on July 29, 2016.

Damon’s three Bourne movies, the first of which was released in 2002, grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide at the box office. Damon last played the iconic role in 2007’s “The Bourne Ultimatum, »

- Justin Kroll

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'Waterworld': 20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Kevin Costner's Epic

28 July 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's been two decades, and still, the waves from the tsunami that was "Waterworld" have not receded.

Released 20 years ago this week (on July 28, 1995), the post-apocalyptic epic about the survivors of a drowned Earth became known as one of the most bloated flops of all time. That reputation wasn't really fair (the movie eventually broke even), but it was the then-most expensive movie ever made.

For a year before the film's release, stories leaked out about the waterlogged production's near-disastrous setbacks and its ego clashes between star Kevin Costner and his hand-picked director, Kevin Reynolds. Punsters were calling the movie "Fishtar" and "Kevin's Gate." By the time "Waterworld" finally came out, its underwhelming reception was a self-fulfilling prophecy. Costner's career as a bankable leading man has never really recovered.

In honor of the film turning 20 years old today, here are 20 facts you may not know about "Waterworld."

1. Initially, "Waterworld" was »

- Gary Susman

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TV News: Rizzoli, Arrow, Trial, Till, Descendants

24 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rizzoli and Isles

TNT has renewed its long-running cop procedural "Rizzoli and Isles" for a seventh season which will kick off next Summer. The new order is for an abbreviated thirteen episodes, down from the eighteen ordered for the currently airing sixth season.

Despite the cutback, there's no talk of the show's seventh season being its last with the cast expected to renegotiate contracts for season seven. The series ranks as TNT's second-most-watched show in history, behind only "The Closer," and ranks as one of basic cable's top five series amongst total viewers. [Source: The Live Feed]

Arrow

"Star Trek: Voyager" and "Boston Public" alum Jeri Ryan is set to guest star in the upcoming fourth season of The CW's "Arrow". Ryan will play Queen family friend Jessica Danforth, an original character with political ambitions that will make her a target of a formidable antagonist.

At the same time J.R. Bourne ("Teen Wolf," "Stargate »

- Garth Franklin

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Billy Bob Thornton To Star In David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama ‘Trial’

23 July 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Billy Bob Thornton is set for the lead in Trial, the Amazon Studios drama from The Practice, Ally McBeal and Picket Fences creator David E. Kelley, which is on track for a 10-episode straight-to-series order. Kevin Costner previously had been eyed for the role but talks fell through. David Semel, who has directed the pilots for such series as Heroes, Person Of Interest, Madam Secretary, and most recently, CBS' upcoming Code Black and Amazon's The Man In The High Castle… »

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Billy Bob Thornton to Star in David E. Kelley’s Amazon Series ‘The Trial’

23 July 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Billy Bob Thornton will star in David E. Kelley’s legal drama “The Trial,” Variety has learned, as the “Fargo” alum has closed his deal to lead Amazon’s series.

The project will mark the streaming service’s first-ever straight-to-series order, as the site usually allows audiences to view pilots and provide feedback on which should be picked up.

The series follows Billy McBride, played by Thornton, a once-respectable lawyer who was ousted from the high-profile firm he co-founded. Billy now spends his days getting drunk, with the occasional case tossed his way by his ex-wife, but Billy’s professional life is turned upside down when a young lawyer who has just been fired from his old firm brings him a wrongful death case that pits him against the head of his former firm.

Thornton’s role was previously offered to Kevin Costner, who passed on the part, after engaging in talks. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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'Wonder Woman' Will Inspire Men and Women Says Gal Gadot

22 July 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Taking on the role of Wonder Woman would be a life changing, career altering endeavor for any actress. But the opportunity was handed to Gal Gadot, and she plans on doing everything she can to make it a defining highlight in her life, now, as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice prepares to open this spring. And well into the future, as the DC Comics superhero gets her own standalone adventure in 2017 and will also be included as part of the line-up in Justice League Part 1.

Gal Gadot recently sat down with Interview Magazine to discuss her participation and experiences in shooting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for most of last year. Up until know, the actress has best been known as Gisele in Fast & Furious. And while that is one of the biggest action franchises on the planet, it will be Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that »

- MovieWeb

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First Look at ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot’s Sizzling Interview Magazine Spread (Exclusive Photo)

22 July 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Before Israeli actress Gal Gadot makes her debut as Wonder Woman in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” she graced the pages of Interview magazine in a chic black and white photo shoot. The 30-year-old former Miss Israel, who is currently best known as Gisele in the “Fast & Furious” franchise will reincarnate Lynda Carter’s famous role in the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film. Gadot is also set to star in “Criminal” with Kevin Costner and Ryan Reynolds, heist drama “Triple Nine” with Kate Winslet, and play a suburban spy in the comedy “Keeping up With the Joneses,” opposite Jon Hamm, »

- Debbie Emery

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Blu-ray Review – The Gunman (2015)

20 July 2015 3:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Gunman, 2015.

Directed by Pierre Morel.

Starring Sean PennIdris ElbaJavier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca, Mark Rylance and Peter Franzen.

Synopsis:

Eight years after a hit on the Congo mining minister, the assassin finds that he is now the target in a game of cat and mouse.

Spurred on by the inexplicable success of Taken (seriously? Watch it again – it isn’t That good), its sequels and the subsequent fad of middle-aged actors starring in revenge thrillers, Sean Penn (Carlito’s Way/Casualties of War) has joined the likes of Liam Neeson, Kevin Costner and Denzel Washington by starring in The Gunman, directed – funnily enough – by Taken director Pierre Morel.

Penn plays Jim Terrier, a sniper who has been selected to be the shooter in the assassination of the mining minister in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After the hit Jim has to leave the continent as »

- Gary Collinson

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The fate of the $26m scripts Joe Eszterhas sold in the 90s

15 July 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The 90s saw Joe Eszterhas become the world's most famous screenwriter, selling scripts for up to $4m apiece. But what became of the films?

By the end of the 1990s, the screenwriting career of Joe Eszterhas was in sharp decline. His hyped Hollywood satire, Burn Hollywood Burn: An Alan Smithee Film had come, bombed and swept the Golden Raspberry Awards. Furthermore, projects that were previously live and kicking were being swept under the carpet.

But for a long while, Joe Eszterhas was that rarest of things: a genuine Hollywood writing superstar. And in a movie era where the writer seems to have, for the most part, fallen down the pecking order again, I thought it was worth digging through the many big money scripts that Joe Eszterhas sold in and around the 1990s, to see just what ultimately became of them. Some you'll have heard of, but I'd wager »

- simonbrew

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Field Of Dreams revisited: why it still hits me every time

13 July 2015 6:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

1989's Field Of Dreams might just be Kevin Costner's finest hour. So why does the film still manage to hit so hard?

"We just don't recognise life's most significant moments while they're happening. Back then I thought, 'well there'll be other days'. I didn't realise that that was the only day."

It's a useful piece of advice that's given to writers, that you need to put something on the line if you want a piece to really work. That you need to put some, and ideally a lot, of yourself into it.

Brace yourselves, I'm afraid. I make no promises that the quality of what you're about to read is much cop. But I can tell you that Field Of Dreams is an immensely important and rich film to me, one that hits me, and hits me hard every time I watch it. I think that it reinforces too »

- simonbrew

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Costner & the Cold War: Thn meets ‘The Man Who Saved The World’ director Peter Anthony

30 June 2015 11:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Man Who Saved The World is out to buy this week. An unusual but rewarding true life story of epic magnitude, it takes us back to the era of the Cold War, focusing on Stanislav Petrov, a retired Russian Colonel who was the only thing that stood between the world and nuclear war one fateful night in 1983.

A mix of real life documentary and affecting drama, the film also boasts an array of celebrity cameos, from Kevin Costner to Robert De Niro. Chronicling this journey was Danish writer/director Peter Anthony. We caught up with him for a revealing insight into the making of this ambitious and much-lauded project…

Thn: I found the film very interesting, in that rather than being a straightforward documentary it’s more a drama with documentary elements. Having Mr Petrov as the lead was an unusual move, but a good one. What led you »

- Steve Palace

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The Man Who Saved The World DVD Review

30 June 2015 11:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Peter Anthony

Starring: Stanislav Petrov, Sergey Shnyryov, Nataliya Vdovina, Kevin Costner and featuring Robert De Niro, Matt Damon, Ashton Kutcher and Walter Cronkite

Special Features: None

The mentality of Cold War and the threat of nuclear conflict may seem like yesterday’s menace, but writer/director Peter Anthony wants to show us they’re still here in The Man Who Saved The World.

Telling a remarkable true story, the film is best described as a drama with documentary elements, following Russian Stanislav Petrov (playing himself), who travels to America in order to be honoured at the Un. Why this is happening gradually becomes clear, as we learn of Petrov’s role as the title “character”. A former Lieutenant Colonel in the Soviet military, his high-stakes decision in interpreting computer data from a perceived Us nuclear strike led to his averting a catastrophic encounter between the two superpowers in the 1980s. »

- Steve Palace

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Kevin Costner Walks Away From Amazon Drama ‘Trial’

30 June 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

It wasn’t meant to be. After weeks of courtship and a week of negotiations, Kevin Costner has opted not to proceed with Trial, the Amazon Studios drama from The Practice, Ally McBeal and Picket Fences creator David E. Kelley. For a few days, it looked like Costner was well on his way to toplining his first TV series (Amazon has been eyeing a 10-episode straight-to-series order for Trial). But negotiations ultimately unraveled. Word is that Amazon is now moving on… »

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Kevin Costner Passes on David E. Kelley Amazon Drama

30 June 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Kevin Costner won't be making his series regular debut anytime soon. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the two-time Oscar winner has opted to pass on starring in Amazon's David E. Kelley legal drama The Trial and that the project is going back to square one to find a "huge star" for its leading man. Sources indicate that the drama will still go straight to series, a point that Costner signing on would have guaranteed.  As THR reported June 25, Costner was in negotiations to star and executive produce the Kelley-created drama, but after being thisclose to

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Aussies and Kiwis invited to join AMPAS

30 June 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Four Australians and three Kiwis have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A record 322 screen practitioners from the Us and around the world have been invited to join the organisation. The previous high was 276 in 2013.

The Down Under contingent comprises visual effects wizards Tim Crosbie and Daniel Barrett, producers Bruna Papandrea and Rebecca Yeldham, sound mixers David Lee and Jason Canovas and writer-director Niki Caro.

Despite the Academy.s efforts to diversify its membership, out of the 25 actors invited to join only seven are women.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, .It.s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry. This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization..

This year Crosbie was nominated for an »

- Don Groves

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Aussies invited to join AMPAS

30 June 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Three Australians and one Kiwi have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A record 322 screen practitioners from the Us and around the world have been invited to join the organisation. The previous high was 276 in 2013.

The Down Under contingent comprises visual effects wizard Tim Crosbie, producers Bruna Papandrea and Rebecca Yeldham and writer-director Niki Caro.

Despite the Academy.s efforts to diversify its membership, out of the 25 actors invited to join only seven are women.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, .It.s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry. This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization..

This year Crosbie was nominated for an Oscar for best achievement in visual effects for X-Men: Days of Future Past, »

- Don Groves

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Kevin Costner Enters the TV Game with Amazon's 'The Trial'

27 June 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Netflix gets most of the press for their streamed original content, but between the excellent "Transparent" and what I've seen thus far from their newly imported arrival "Catastrophe," Amazon's got more than a few aces in their sleeves to place them firmly into the competition. Having Woody Allen on board to make his first-ever television series, as well as producing Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch and Terry Gilliam's latest movies, is also a big plus. And it looks as though they've got some more good eggs in their basket coming up, as Kevin Costner is in talks to frontline David E. Kelley's ("Ally McBeal," "The Practice," "Boston Legal") latest legal drama "The Trial." Even though Amazon's model consists primarily of letting users decide whether or not a show gets a full-season order based on their pilots, should Costner sign on it would get a straight-to-series order. The two-time Academy »

- Will Ashton

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Kevin Costner To Lead Amazon Series

25 June 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Kevin Costner is in negotiations to star in what would be his first series regular role, serving as the leading man in "The Practice" and "Boston Legal" creator David E. Kelley's new legal drama "The Trial" for Amazon Studios.

Should a deal be made, Amazon would skip their usual user-voted pilot process and take the project straight to series, the first time Amazon has given such an order. Kelley penned the pilot and will executive produce with Costner, while David Semel is rumored to direct the pilot.

Costner would play Billy McBride, a once respectable lawyer who was ousted from the high-profile firm he co-founded. No an alcoholic surviving on the occasional case, he is reinvigorated when a recently fired young lawyer brings him a wrongful death case that pits Billy against the head of his former firm.

"The Trial" would join Amazon's growing stable of original series including "Transparent, »

- Garth Franklin

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Kevin Costner Goes To Trial

25 June 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Having enjoyed a surprisingly success with the small-screen Hatfields & McCoys, Kevin Costner now his his eye on a new television project. He's currently negotiating a starring role in Trial, yet another pilot on its way to production at Amazon Studios for its streaming service. The courtroom drama would see Costner playing Billy McBride, a once powerful lawyer who's now a washed-up alcoholic following a botched murder case and a fall-out with his former partner. But when he brings a case against his old firm, he finds his passion for the law rekindled, and with it his "dry charisma".David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, The Practice) is the brain behind the Trial enterprise, with David Semel (The Man In The High Castle) in the frame to direct. If Costner signs on the line, the pilot will immediately level up to a full ten-episode series. »

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