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A high-school shooting claimed to have been inspired by a scene from Leonardo DiCaprio film The Basketball Diaries is spotlighted tonight on REELZChannel documentary series CopyCat Killers. The shooting at Heath High School in West Paducah, Kentucky, in December 1997 saw 14-year-old Michael Carneal shoot dead three students and injure five others. It was later claimed he may have been inspired from a dream-sequence scene from 1995 film The Basketball Diaries in which DiCaprio’s character Jim Carroll shoots students at his school. In 1999 the parents of the three victims, Nicole Hadley, 14, Jessica James, 17, and Kayce Steger, 15,...read more »
- Julian Cheatle
Unlike the previous film made in 1983, this new Twilight Zone will be one single story as opposed to an anthology. Since 2009, a slew of writers and directors have boarded and left the project, the most recent being Oblivion’s director Joseph Kosinski in 2013. Leonardo DiCaprio is producing with Jennifer Davisson Killoran through his Appian Way banner with WB. Lavaf was also involved in WB’s writer’s room for its Monster-verse and contributed to Godzilla: King of Monster‘s script.
Created and hosted by Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone originally ran for 156 episodes from 1959 – 1964, mixing sci-fi and horror elements with timeless cautionary tales. The series has been revived twice, in both 1984 and 2002. The first feature film included sequences from the original series remade by directors including John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, and George Miller.
- Ricky Church
Tony Sokol Jun 21, 2017
Warner Bros is pressing ahead with The Twilight Zone film, and a new writer has been hired...
Lavaf was one of the writers for Godzilla 2. She was an assistant to the showrunner on Fringe. Furthermore, last year she sold three original spec pilots including Netflix’s science fiction drama I’Human.
Warner Bros has been working on the new movie version of The Twilight Zone since 2009. Rand Ravich, Joby Harold, Anthony Peckham and Eli Coleite - who wrote episodes of the TV shows The River, Heroes and Crossing Jordan as well as The End - have all had a shot at writing the script. In 2013 it was announced that Joseph Kosinski, who directed Oblivion, would helm the film.
The first film version of Twilight Zone came out in 1983. It had four segments, each with a different director. The new movie will follow just one story that has various elements of The Twilight Zone universe.
The Twilight Zone was originally created and hosted by Rod Serling, who also created Night Gallery and wrote the screenplay for the classic fight film Requiem For A Heavyweight. The series ran on CBS from 1959 to 1964. Serling wrote or co-wrote 92 of the 156 episodes that aired and delivered the iconic opening and closing monologues.
The Twilight Zone movie is in the hands of Leonardo DiCaprio’s production house, Appian Way, along with his partner Jennifer Davisson and Michael Ireland. Sarah Schechter is overseeing the project for the studio.
The Twilight Zone movie is finally starting to see some forward motion with the announcement of Christine Lavaf coming on board to write the screenplay. The project has been in development since 2009 at Warner Bros. and has had Rand Ravich, Anthony Peckham, and Joby Harlold as previous writers attached, but this is the first major development for the movie since 2013 when it was announced that Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) was in talks to direct and that Anthony Peckham would be writing the screenplay.
Variety reports that Christine Lavaf will take over the reigns and write the newest screenplay for the "in development hell" Twilight Zone movie. Lavaf has recently sold three original pilots to FX, including I'Human with Nina Jacobsen's Color Force producing. In addition she was also in the writing room for Legendary's next Monsterverse movie Godzilla 2. She has also written or co-written Fringe: Tales From the Fringe for DC Comics. »
Orange Is the New Black's highly anticipated fifth season not only brings the drama but also some new and familiar faces. One of them is Ramona "Pidge" Contreras, who occasionally pops up in season four after arriving to Litchfield and joining Maria Flores's gang of Dominican inmates. Her storyline in season five is much more substantial, watching over the kidnapped guards and generally causing a ruckus with Bff Carmen "Ouija" Aziza. So, who plays Pidge in Orange Is the New Black? Actress Miriam Morales! A post shared by Johnguira Photography (@johnguira) on Mar 6, 2017 at 5:23pm Pst As you can see, Miriam looks pretty different out of her khaki Litchfield uniform (as does most of the cast!). The actress hails from NYC and studied and trained at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and with Tvi Actors Studios in Los Angeles and told Regard magazine that she wanted to »
- Quinn Keaney
If Kino Lorber's recent announcement that the complete The Outer Limits TV series is coming to Blu-ray has you nostalgic for a sci-fi/horror anthology series from the past, then you might be thrilled to hear that Warner Bros. is taking another step forward on their long in-development Twilight Zone movie.
Variety reports that Warner Bros. has set Christine Lavaf to pen a screenplay for the new Twilight Zone film, which will reportedly include a "single story line," as opposed to the multiple segments in 1983's The Twilight Zone: The Movie.
Along with Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Leonardo DiCaprio is set to produce The Twilight Zone movie through his company Appian Way. Back in 2013, Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy) was in discussions to direct the movie from a screenplay by Anthony Peckham, but no deal was ever finalized and a new director has yet to be named.
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- Derek Anderson
Warner has been developing the project since 2009. The last major development came in 2013 with “Oblivion” director Joseph Kosinski in talks to helm the project with Anthony Peckham writing. Previous writers have included Rand Ravich and Joby Harold.
“The Twilight Zone,” created and hosted by Rod Serling, ran as a series on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The show melded fantasy, science-fiction, and horror elements with Serling serving as the exec producer and writing or co-writing 92 of the show’s 156 episodes along with delivering monologues at the beginning and end of each episode.
- Dave McNary
Anything Leo can do, Kate can do better... Kate Winslet caught up with E! News over the weekend and dished about her chilling new role in The Mountain Between Us, starring opposite Idris Elba. In the interview, the actress also discussed whether or not it was harder to film this movie than her role in Titanic and if she plans on working with her pal Leonardo DiCaprio again. In the new film, Idris and Kate play strangers who survive a deadly plane crash on a snow-covered mountain and must forge a bond in order to survive the elements. Sounds like a rough time, and it turns out it was... "This was much harder than Titanic because we really were at 10,000 feet and it really was -38 degrees Celsius [-36 »
Leonardo DiCaprio has voluntarily surrendered several works of art worth millions of dollars and an Oscar statuette that once belonged to Marlon Brando to the U.S. Government, as part of its ongoing investigation into a money laundering operation connected to Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak. The surrendered items include: a Picasso painting, “Nature Morte au Crane de Taureau,” valued at more than $3 million; a Basquiat collage, “Redman One,” valued at at least $9 million; a Diane Arbus photograph valued at $750,000; and the Oscar Brando won for his performance in “On the Waterfront.” Also Read: #ClimateMarch in DC Draws Support From. »
- Ross A. Lincoln
A returned Oscar statuette that originally belonged to Marlon Brando, a $3.5-billion Malaysian money-laundering scheme, the rights to “Dumb and Dumber To” — just another day in Hollywood. As part of the federal government’s ongoing investigation into Red Granite Pictures, a company co-founded by the Malaysian Prime Minister’s stepson suspected of illegal activities, Leonardo DiCaprio has handed over the Best Actor trophy that Brando won for “On the Waterfront,” which he received as a birthday present from Red Granite four years ago. He probably wasn’t too sad about it, given that he finally won his own last year.
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Red Granite was among the financiers of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and the government believes the money contributed by the company was ill-gotten. DiCaprio is also said to have been gifted a Picasso painting, »
- Michael Nordine
A Picasso painting gifted to Leonardo DiCaprio is being seized by the U.S. government, along with half a billion dollars in assets stolen from an investment fund. U.S. Doj Seizes Half A Billion In Stolen Assets The fund was established by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in 2009 to promote economic development, called the 1Malaysia Development Berhad […]
The post U.S. Government Seizes Picasso Work Given To Leonardo DiCaprio In Money Laundering Case appeared first on uInterview. »
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
Leonardo DiCaprio had to give up an Oscar recently...but worry not! It wasn't the Best Actor trophy he won for The Revenant. A few years ago, the actor was gifted Marlon Brando's statuette by The Wolf of Wall Street production company Red Granite as a means of celebrating the film's wrap. However, similar to the DiCaprio's character in the film, Red Granite is allegedly tangled up in its own money-laundering scheme, which has lead to an investigation by the Department of Justice as well as a new government filing by the U.S. Attorney's Office's Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section. According to Deadline, the filing states that funding for Red Granite »
The 42-year-old actor, who won an Academy Award himself for his role in 2016’s The Revenant, was gifted the rare statuette a few years back by production company Red Granite — who helped finance The Wolf of Wall Street and passed Brando’s prize on to him upon that film’s wrapping.
But like DiCaprio’s character in the 2013 Martin Scorsese film, Red Granite has found themselves the target of a government investigation for their alleged involvement in a money-laundering scheme — the Department of Justice asserting that »
- Dave Quinn and Liz McNeil
Leonardo DiCaprio took a break from speaking Italian with the pope and saving us all from climate change to link up with pals Tobey Maguire and Orlando Bloom for what appears to be a casual, no-nonsense dudes' day out in NYC on Wednesday. The trio was spotted walking off their dinner after leaving a restaurant in Manhattan. Sure, it all looks pretty innocent: just three newly single dudes, sipping iced coffee and walking an adorable dog down the street. . . but look at all that phone stuff going on - plans are being made. Models are being texted. Maybe they're hitting up Jennifer Lopez about where they should all go "tonight, boo boo, club-wise." RelatedA Guide to Leonardo DiCaprio's Group of Dedicated Famous Friends Leo recently ended his yearlong relationship with model Nina Agdal, while Orlando split from Katy Perry in February and Tobey parted ways with Jennifer Meyer, his wife of nearly a decade, »
- Brittney Stephens
Justice department alleges money to make films including the comedy sequel, and artwork given to Leonardo DiCaprio, may be stolen from Malaysia fund
The Us justice department is seeking to acquire the rights to films, including the comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To, as part of an effort to recover $540m in assets it says were stolen from Malaysia’s troubled wealth fund.
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- Guardian staff and agencies
The U.S. government is looking to seize the rights to the comedies “Dumb And Dumber To” and “Daddy’s Home”, as well as art gifted to Leonardo DiCaprio and jewellery given to Miranda Kerr in a civil forfeiture case, alleging the funding for the films and the gifts of art to the actor were purchased with […] »
- Rachel West
15 June 2017 7:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The U.S. government is expanding its civil forfeiture case tied to assets allegedly diverted by high-level officials in Malaysia. On Thursday, the feds filed a new complaint aimed at seizing rights to the Red Granite Pictures produced films Dumb and Dumber To and Daddy's Home. The government is asserting that tens of millions of dollars used to produce these films are traceable to foreign corruption. Additionally, the feds are eyeing gifts given to a couple celebrities, including high-priced paintings once enjoyed by Leonardo DiCaprio, now possibly in the government's possession.
Last year, a similar complaint was made in »
- Eriq Gardner
Elizabeth Banks was in Hollywood last night at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards to receive an honor for excellence in feature directing, and she used her time on stage to put none other than Steven Spielberg on blast.
Criticizing the director for his lack of female characters in lead roles, Banks said, “I went to ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Jaws’ and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made…he’s never made a movie with a female lead. Sorry, Steven. I don’t mean to call your ass out, but it’s true.”
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It’s important to note that Banks’ statement isn’t completely true. Spielberg’s theatrical feature debut “The Sugarland Express” features Goldie Hawn in the lead role, while other efforts like “The Color Purple” and “The Bfg” were also centered around lead actresses. »
- Zack Sharf
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The three bros went casual for the outing, with DiCaprio in a camo hat with a gray shirt and khaki shorts, Maguire in a black shirt and pants, and Bloom in a chambray button-down and jeans.
The trio walked around Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood after grabbing a late lunch together. And the BFFs even got some ice cream together.
All three of the bros are currently single bachelors on the town. DiCaprio split from his model girlfriend, Nina Agdal, in May, Maguire and his wife, Jennifer Meyer, separated last fall, and Bloom was last linked to Katy Perry earlier this year.
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Could this be the summer of friendship for Leonardo DiCaprio?
The Oscar-winning actor, 41, was seen grabbing lunch in New York City with his pals Tobey Maguire and Orlando Bloom on Tuesday. The trio went for a stroll around the East Village before stopping for ice cream.
The group kept cool in the hot sun, sipping on drinks as they walked through the city.
DiCaprio has been spending more time with friends following his split from Nina Agdal last month after a year of dating.
Earlier in the week, DiCaprio was seen hanging out with Maguire and the Spider-Man actor’s ex, »
- Jodi Guglielmi
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