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Angelina Jolie is well aware that art doesn't always imitate life. Case in point: The film she decided to make with husband Brad Pitt just after the pair tied the knot at their chateau in the south of France. "Yes, we spent our honeymoon playing two people in a terrible marriage," Jolie, 39, laughingly told The Hollywood Reporter for its annual Rulebreakers issue, on newsstands now. By the Sea has the couple reuniting for the first time onscreen since they made Mr. and Mrs. Smith a decade earlier, but this time she had the power to boss her longtime partner around. »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd
This story first appeared in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Amid a time of high anxiety in Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter’s annual year-end reckoning recognizes the risk-takers who rewrote the town’s narrative, rebelled against convention and delivered results — all while offering a few fantastic plot twists of their own. Angelina Jolie’s storied evolution from wild child to industry A-student has resulted in her calling all her own shots, from becoming only the second major actress-director in Hollywood after Jodie Foster (Jolie's Unbroken premieres Dec. 25) to taping a chicken pox video that provides one of the more charming
- THR Staff
Gibson plays an ex-con who reunites with his estranged 16-year-old daughter, and vows to protect her from the drug dealers who are trying to kill her. The daughter is played by Erin Moriarty, who portrayed Woody Harrelson’s daughter in HBO’s “True Detective.”
Gibson and Andrew Garfield have been in talks to come on board World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge.” If the deals go through, Gibson will direct the movie, based on the life of Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious »
- Dave McNary
Ridley Scott sure is picky for a director who has directed so many movies. While famous for creating such visual feasts as "Alien," "Blade Runner," "Thelma & Louise," "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Dawn," Scott has seemingly exited as many projects as he's seen through. "Blade Runner 2" is merely the latest "will-he-or-won't-he?" moment in his career. Recently, Scott dropped some hints about the long-delayed sequel to the 1982 film, but said he wouldn't be sitting in the director's chair. Now, he's backtracking, telling Yahoo, "I don’t know about [not directing 'Blade Runner 2'] yet." He added that the sequel could be his "most personal" film, and that the present script is "very, very good." It's certainly not the first time Scott has been ambiguous about taking on a directing gig. Here are some of the more interesting projects he never made: "I Am Legend" Scott got pretty far along on the pre-poduction process of the Richard Matheson adaptation in the '90s, »
- Dave Lewis
Murder mysteries are so commonplace on TV that each week offers seemingly dozens of them on police procedural series and detective shows. But in the movies, whodunits are surprisingly rare, and really good ones rarer still. There's really only a handful of movies that excel in offering the viewer the pleasure of solving the crime along with a charismatic sleuth, often with an all-star cast of suspects hamming it up as they try not to appear guilty.
One of the best was "Murder on the Orient Express," released 40 years ago this week, on November 24, 1974. Like many films adapted from Agatha Christie novels, this one featured an eccentric but meticulous investigator (in this case, Albert Finney as Belgian epicure Hercule Poirot), a glamorous and claustrophobic setting (here, the famous luxury train from Istanbul to Paris), and a tricky murder plot with an outrageous solution. The film won an Oscar for passenger »
- Gary Susman
All she can see, in every direction, is water. It’s Oct. 16, 2013, the first day of filming on the WWII drama Unbroken, and a barge has taken Angelina Jolie, her crew, and an enormous crane camera onto the open Pacific off the coast of Queensland, Australia. As she stands on the ship, silhouetted by bright blue sky and deep blue sea, actors Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, and Finn Wittrock float nearby in a small yellow raft. They are skinny and weak and starving, having subsisted on just 500 calories a day for two months. Suddenly, the wind picks up, stirring salt spray and waves. »
- Sara Vilkomerson
When alien archaeologists — or future human historians — look back on the films from the post-wwii era through today, and into the foreseeable future, they will surely come to the conclusion that girls and women of our time didn’t do much of anything besides marry men, mother children, and stand aside and applaud while the boys engage in all manner of exciting exploits.
Which is, of course, complete nonsense.
With my new Kickstarter, I am seeking funding for a project to detail on a very fine, nitty-gritty, film-by-film basis just how badly movies fail girls and women. (More details and links to supporting materials can be found and commented on here.)
I hope you will help support an effort that is badly needed and that has not been attempted before. A pledge of as little as $1 can help.
Why does it matter if girls and women aren’t well represented on film? »
- MaryAnn Johanson
"Oh, what's that? George Clooney is in your movie? Count me in!" says just about the whole of Hollywood. The affable leading man is a magnet for attracting other A-list talent whether he's writing, directing, producing, or starring. So you better believe he's drawing stellar celebs to his soon to shoot thriller Money Monster. The Wrap reports Julia Roberts and Jack O'Connell are in talks to join Money Monster, which will star George Clooney and be helmed by Jodie Foster. The film will be Foster's follow-up to her controversial Mel Gibson vehicle The Beaver. Money Monster will follow a dastardly anti-hero named Lee Gates, a television personality who is considered a guru on all things Wall Street on his titular show "Money Monster." But when he gives his viewers some bad advice, one storms his show and takes Gates hostage on air. Instead of shutting the shoot down, cameras roll »
Jodie Foster is looking to bulk up the cast of her new financial hostage thriller Money Monster. She already has George Clooney aboard, but is now in talks with Julia Roberts and Starred Up’s Jack O’Connell.Money Monster features Clooney as Les Gates, a loud, gregarious financial TV host who offers up stock advice on his eponymous hit cable TV show in a style that would probably make Robert Peston blanche. Roberts is circling the role of Nancy Fenn, the director and executive producer of the show, who might also be closer to Gates.As for O’Connell, he’s being courted for the role of Kyle Budwell, a blue-collar worker sick of the damage still being done by Wall Street. With a growing family to support, he decides to take Gates hostage on air to increase a stock’s value and expose the corruption behind the stock market. »
Two or Britain's finest have scored new projects. Rising star Jack O'Connell ("Unbroken," "Starred Up") and Julia Roberts ("Pretty Woman") are circling roles in Jodie Foster's financial thriller "Money Monster" at TriStar Pictures.
George Clooney plays a TV personality taken hostage by a desperate blue-collar gunman live on the air. Filming begins next year.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Oscar winner Christine Lahti is joining James Brolin and Jason Ritter in The Steps, an indie drama from director-producer Andrew Currie (Fido). The pic follows down-on-his-luck Jeff (Ritter), who accepts his father’s invitation to spend the weekend at his lake house to meet his new wife (Lahti) and family. Robyn Harding scripted. Mary Waterhouse is also producing with Currie. Lahti recently shot indie Safelight with Juno Temple and Evan Peters and Mania Days with Katie Holmes. She recurs on Netflix’s Grace And Frankie opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
Cory Hardrict, Jesse Metcalfe, Margot Bingham (Boardwalk Empire), Zulay Henao (Fighting), Rob Riley, Jason Dohring, Mo McRae, Hill Harper (CSI NY), and Lala Anthony (Think Like A Man Too) have joined the cast of Destined for director Qasim “Q” Basir and producer Tommy Oliver’s Confluential Films. Oliver (The Perfect Guy) is producing with Whitewater Films’ Rick Rosenthal »
- Jen Yamato
After teaming up for both Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 12, superstars George Clooney and Julia Roberts are set to reunite with another acclaimed actor directing them this time. The Wrap has word that Roberts is currently in talks to join Money Monster, a financial thriller to be directed by Jodie Foster that already has George clooney attached. The project is set up at the revamped TriStar and follows Clooney as Lee Gates, a bombastic financial TV personality who offers up stock advice on his hit show “Money Monster.” The plot takes off when he ends up threatened by a desperate blue-collar worker on the edge. More below! Jack O'Connell (Unbroken) is in talks to play the blue-collar man named Kyle Budwell, who feels like he's being exploited by Wall Street hotshots. His desperation is only heightened by the fact that he has a baby on the way and he decides »
- Ethan Anderton
Jodie Foster’s upcoming Money Monster continues to take shape with the possibility of two more names being added to the project. Jack O’Connell who will star in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken next month and just last week landed the lead role in Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote is now up for a role in Fosters first directorial effort since The Beaver in 2011. The other name looking at joining is Julia Roberts who would be in familiar company with the »
- Graham McMorrow
The pair have been lined up for the Oscar-winning actress's movie, which will also star George Clooney, reports The Wrap.
The film will centre around bombastic financial TV personality Lee Gates (Clooney), who offers stock advice on his hit show Money Monster.
O'Connell will play struggling blue-collar worker Kyle Budwell, who hatches a plot to take Gates hostage on air.
Roberts is nearing a deal to play Money Monster director and executive producer Nancy Fenn.
Money Monster will enter production in early 2015. »
Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) has been brought on to do a "three-week production polish" on the screenplay for the video game adaptation of Uncharted which will be directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) following the previous draft written by David Guggenheim (Safe House). Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) recently passed on an offer to play the film's lead, an Indiana Jones type named Nate Drake, a descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake, who believes he has learned the whereabouts of the fabled golden South American city El Dorado from a cursed statue. The film is currently slated for a June 10, 2016 release. THR Jack O'Connell (Unbroken, Starred Up) and Julia Roberts are in talks to join George Clooney in director Jodie Foster's financial thriller Money Monster in which Clooney stars as Lee Gates, a bombastic financial TV personality who offers up stock advice on his »
- Brad Brevet
Unbroken star Jack O’Connell and Julia Roberts are both in talks to join Jodie Foster’s next directorial effort, Money Monster. The financial thriller is set up at Tristar, who have already netted George Clooney for the leading role of Lee Gates, an exuberant TV host who comes under attack during a broadcast.
Written by Jim Kouf, Alan Difiore and Jamie Linden, the film exposes the world of insider trading through gregarious television personality Gates. On his show, Money Monster, he offers stock market hints and tips to members of the public. Clooney’s attachment to the project had previously only been rumoured, and is now thought to be verified in light of today’s news. This will mark a reunion for him and Roberts, who in the past collaborated on the Ocean’s Eleven series.
So, what of today’s newest additions to the cast? Both names were »
- Gem Seddon
Jack O’Connell is having quite the year thanks to Starred Up and ’71, and he’s still got Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken on the way as well, but apparently things are only going to get bigger for the 2014 breakout star. A little over a week ago it was announced that O’Connell scored the lead role in Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited Don Quixote and now he might snatch up another high profile project to go along with it, Jodie Foster’s Money Monster. O’Connell and Julia Roberts are both currently in negotiations to join George Clooney in the film for Tristar Pictures. Hit the jump for more on Money Monster. Foster’s been involved in this one for a while. In fact, she was first attached to direct over two years ago. However, clearly the time has come for the project to finally get going and if Roberts and »
- Perri Nemiroff
Jodie Foster‘s financial thriller “Money Monster,” is starting to take shape. The director already has George Clooney in the lead role and now it looks like Julia Roberts and rising star Jack O’Connell (“Unbroken,” Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”) are joining the cast. Clooney stars as a bombastic financial TV personality who offers up stock advice on his hit show. O’Connell will play a financially-strapped blue-collar work who takes the TV star hostage in order to kill a stock price, and Roberts will play a TV exec. Production is expected to begin early next year. [The Wrap] In case you’ve forgotten, Guy Ritchie is the man tasked with getting Warner Bros. "Knights Of The Round Table" off the ground. planned as a six-film epic, the project has been in development for several years, but is slowly inching forward thanks to some new casting news. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell are in talks to join George Clooney in Money Monster, a financial drama being directed by Jodie Foster. TriStar is behind the project, which joins the growing list of prestige projects being assembled by Tom Rothman as he rebuilds the label with a focus on talent and filmmakers. If a deal is made, this will be Roberts’ first re-teaming with Clooney since Ocean’s Thirteen. O’Connell, meanwhile, is emerging as one of the hottest actors currently working. His big break will be seen by the public when his starring turn in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken opens
- Borys Kit
Clooney stars as Lee Gates, a bombastic television stock huckster, whose program (titled “Money Monster”) and life are taken hostage by an outraged gunman (O’Connell). As the world watches, Gates must stay alive and uncover the truth behind a tangle of big money lies, with help from the show’s producer (Roberts). “Money Monster” unfolds in near real time.
Producers are The Allegiance Theater’s Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine and Smokehouse’s Clooney and Grant Heslov. Jamie Linden penned the script; Alan Difore and Jim Kouf wrote the original draft of the script. Production will begin in the spring.
This marks a reteaming of Roberts and Clooney, who worked together on the “Ocean’s Eleven” films.
Studios have »
- Justin Kroll
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