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Sean Penn: Honorary César goes Hollywood – again (photo: Sean Penn in '21 Grams') Sean Penn, 54, will receive the 2015 Honorary César (César d'Honneur), the French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts has announced. That means the French Academy's powers-that-be are once again trying to make the Prix César ceremony relevant to the American media. Their tactic is to hand out the career award to a widely known and relatively young – i.e., media friendly – Hollywood celebrity. (Scroll down for more such examples.) In the words of the French Academy, Honorary César 2015 recipient Sean Penn is a "living legend" and "a stand-alone icon in American cinema." It has also hailed the two-time Best Actor Oscar winner as a "mythical actor, a politically active personality and an exceptional director." Penn will be honored at the César Awards ceremony on Feb. 20, 2015. Sean Penn movies Sean Penn movies range from the teen comedy »
- Steve Montgomery
The famous Dutch brewer’s slogan may be ‘Open your World’ nowadays but back in 1983, it was much closer to open your wallet.
Based on the famous 1983 kidnapping case of Alfred ‘Freddy’ Heineken who was released on payment of the world’s highest paid ransom (about £34 million), Kidnapping Mr Heineken tells the story of five childhood friends who pulled off the crime of the century…until they got away with it.
Directed by Daniel Alfredson, the film stars Anthony Hopkins as Freddy Heineken, Sam Worthington as Willem Holleeder, Jim Sturgess as Cor Van Hout, Ryan Kwanten as Jan ‘Cat’ Boellard, Mark van Eeuwen as Frans ‘Spikes’ Meijer, and Thomas Cocquerel as Martin ‘Brakes’ Erkamps.
Although Kidnapping Mr Heineken opens in the Us on March 12th, there’s no word yet on a UK release date. Check out the film’s poster artwork and trailer below, then let us know what »
- Sacha Hall
The film premiered in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition on Friday. Alchemy is planning a multiplatform release later this year.
The film centers on a couple that has recently transplanted to a remote Australian desert town. Their lives are flung into crisis when their two teenage kids mysteriously disappear as a massive dust storm hits.
“Strangerland” is written by Fiona Seres and Michael Kinirons and based on a story by Seres. Producers are Macdara Kelleher and Naomi Wenck; executive producers are Molly Conners, Maria Cestone, Sarah E. Johnson, Adriana L. Randall, Andrew Mackie and Richard Payten.
It’s the second acquisition for Alchemy since it rebranded itself earlier this month and ditched the Millennium Entertainment label. On Jan. 13, Alchemy announced it had acquired the crime thriller “Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, »
- Dave McNary
Viewers saw the wild, wild West get a high-tech twist in 1973’s Westworld, the late Michael Crichton’s directorial debut that takes place in an adult amusement park populated by androids. Next year HBO is bringing us back to the park with their series reimagining of Crichton’s cautionary technology tale, and now the first photo of Ed Harris as the villainous Man in Black has been released.
EW unveiled the first image of Ed Harris as The Man in Black, a character described as “the distillation of pure villainy into one man.” Last month, a photo of Ingrid Bolsø Berdal’s character taking aim with a rifle was also released.
“A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin”, Westworld is a drama series comprised of one-hour episodes that will premiere on HBO in 2015. The show is executive produced, written, and directed by Jonathan Nolan »
- Derek Anderson
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got a new image from HBO’s upcoming Westworld TV adaptation, featuring Ed Harris as The Man in Black, a character described as “the distillation of pure villainy into one man”…
Based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name, Westworld is produced by Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight), Lisa Joy (Burn Notice) and J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), and will see Harris joined in the cast by the likes of Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World), James Marsden (X-Men), Ingrid Bolso Berdal (Hercules), Eddie Rouse (American Gangster), Demetrius Grosse (Justified), Kyle Bornheimer (Bachelorette), Currie Graham (Murder in the First), Lena Georgas (Ray Donovan), Steven Ogg (Grand Theft Auto V), Timothy Lee DePriest (With the Angels), Evan Rachel Wood (True Blood), Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Game: Mockingjay), Rodrigo Santoro (300: Rise of an Empire), Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope), Angela Sarafyan (The Immigrant), and Simon Quarterman »
- Gary Collinson
Given the people behind the cameras – producers Jonah Nolan, Lisa Joy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, and some of those who will appear before them (Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood to name but three), it’s hardly surprising that HBO would push the new version of Westworld into series production as quickly as it did. With a new image of Ed Harris from the show online, Entertainment Weekly has talked to Nolan and Joy about their vision for the show.This being a co-production of a Nolan and Abrams, they’re careful not to give away too much. But they do explain the appeal of taking on a concept originated by Michael “Jurassic Park” Crichton four decades ago. “What you feel in the film is there’s this larger world that he barely has time to explore. It leaves you breathless. Westworld goes from one fucking massive idea to the next, »
Everyone knows Woody Allen. At least, everyone thinks they know Woody Allen. His plumage is easily identifiable: horn-rimmed glasses, baggy suit, wispy hair, kvetching demeanor, ironic sense of humor, acute fear of death. As is his habitat: New York City, though recently he has flown as far afield as London, Barcelona, and Paris. His likes are well known: Bergman, Dostoevsky, New Orleans jazz. So too his dislikes: spiders, cars, nature, Wagner records, the entire city of Los Angeles. Whether or not these traits represent the true Allen, who’s to say? It is impossible to tell, with Allen, where cinema ends and life begins, an obfuscation he readily encourages. In the late nineteen-seventies, disillusioned with the comedic success he’d found making such films as Sleeper (1973), Love and Death (1975), and Annie Hall (1977), he turned for darker territory with Stardust Memories (1980), a film in which, none too surprisingly, he plays a »
- Graham Daseler
We have a trailer here for you to watch for a really interesting crime thriller that’s based on a true story. It’s called Kidnapping Mr. Heineken and it stars Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess, and Ryan Kwanten.
In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire (Anthony Hopkins). The shocking capture–by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam–resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual. It was truly the perfect crime…until they got away with it.
- Joey Paur
Here's what you already know: HBO's upcoming Westworld is an adaptation of the 1973 film written and directed by visionary author Michael Crichton. Like the author's best-known work, Jurassic Park, it's about a theme park where rather unique attractions (in Westworld's case, lifelike androids) break from their assigned roles and kill the guests. HBO's series version is from Interstellar and The Dark Knight co-writer Jonathan Nolan (brother of director Christopher) and Lisa Joy (Burn Notice), along with mega-producer J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk. It boasts an impressive cast led by Anthony Hopkins (in his first TV series regular role), James Marsden, »
- James Hibberd
Especially when Mr. Heineken is Anthony Hopkins in crazy mode. This is the first trailer for the upcoming action-drama Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, based on true events. The Kidnapping of Freddy Heineken was an actual event that took place way back in 1983 and if you plan to watch this movie I suggest you don’t read […]
Read Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is Not Easy on Filmonic.
Check out the brand new trailer for Kidnapping Mr. Heineken.
In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire (Anthony Hopkins). The shocking capture–by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam–resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual.
It was truly the perfect crime…until they got away with it.
Directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest), Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is set for a release on iTunes/VOD and in theaters March 6 by Alchemy (formerly Millennium Entertainment).
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- Michelle McCue
It was the perfect crime...Until they got away with it. Kidnapping Mr. Heineken tells the inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. Alchemy has released the first trailer, starring Anthony Hopkins.
In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire (Anthony Hopkins). The shocking capture, by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam, resulted in a huge payout for the criminals, one they couldn't even believe themselves. It was truly the perfect crime...until they got away with it.
True story or not, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken looks like a nice little thriller. Sam Worthington gets shit on quite a bit as an actor, but his ensemble work has been much stronger than his leading man roles. In this thriller, Worthington is flanked by Ryan Kwanten and Jim Sturgess in the tale of a kidnapping gone awry. At the center is Anthony Hopkins who looks to be turning in yet another duplicitous role. As you can see, director Daniel Alfredson has put together a nice visual style in the »
- Alex Maidy
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Kidnapping Mr Heineken" thriller, which is about the abduction of the heir to the beer empire. It stars Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten, and Jim Sturgess. Check out the trailer below. Plot: The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. The new movie is directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played with Fire) and will be released on VOD and select theaters on March 6th. Trailer: »
Who doesn’t love a good kidnapping movie? A bunch of criminal scamps, the blueprint-planning stage, and the final act of their plan unraveling in the shape of the kidnapping itself. From start to finish, there’s tension and drama threaded throughout every step of the story. So, throw in an international icon And beer and you’re somewhere close to Daniel Alfredson’s upcoming flick, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken.
Based on a true story, the movie follows four childhood friends – played by Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess, Mark Van Eeuwen and Ryan Kwanten – who in 1983 decide they want out of the rat race. Keen to line their pockets with enough cash to sink the Titanic, they carry out a plot to kidnap one of the world’s wealthiest men, Mr. Freddy Heineken (Anthony Hopkins). If the name sounds familiar, it’s because the man being taken doesn’t just share a »
- Gem Seddon
There's a chance you might remember a foreign film called The Heineken Kidnapping starring Rutger Hauer, about the abduction of Alfred Heineken, the heir to the beer empire of the same name. Well, there was another film about the same event, but Kidnapping Mr. Heineken puts more of a focus on the thriller nature of the story with Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten and Jim Sturgess attempting to pull of what would become one of the biggest crimes of the decade. But rather than the plan going wrong, the kidnapping of Mr. Heineken (Anthony Hopkins) actually works, but that's just the beginning. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Daniel Alfredson's Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, originally from Yahoo: Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played with Fire) and written by William Brookfield. In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one »
- Ethan Anderton
If movies have taught us anything, it's that anyone who thinks they've plotted the perfect crime will have karma come swiftly around the corner to remind them things don't always work out as planned. And the fates certainly conspire against the gang in the upcoming crime thriller "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken." With the added flavor of a based-on-a-true-story tale, you can go on the run with this one today as the first trailer has arrived. Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess, and Ryan Kwanten team up for the latest from "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" filmmaker Daniel Alfredson. The story follows a group or criminals who snatch up the titular beer baron and hold him for ransom, and then....well, let's just say they're probably going to need a few stiff drinks when this is all over. Here's the official synopsis: In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Crime doesn’t pay. Except, apparently, when it does. The kidnapping case of Alfred "Freddy" Heineken in the 1980s became famous for resulting in the biggest ransom for one person in history. And now the incident has been brought to the screen, with the first trailer for Kidnapping Mr. Heineken arriving via Yahoo.Daniel Alfredson, who worked two of the original Millennium Trilogy TV movies, has directed this one, with Anthony Hopkins suiting up to play the target himself, Freddy Heineken.Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, Mark van Eeuwen and Thomas Cocquerel are playing the men who hatched the scheme to swipe Freddy and hold him hostage. But despite a carefully crafted plan, things didn’t exactly go their way: while Heineken and his driver Ab Doderer were eventually released after payment of a 35 million guilder ransom, the criminals were eventually caught and served prison terms.One version of »
"...in 1983, a group of stupid childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the 'Heineken' beer empire (Hopkins).
"The shocking capture--by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam...
"...resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual..."
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- Michael Stevens
New films on Screenbase this week include Jamie Adams’ Black Mountain Poets, Valérie Donzelli’s romance Marguerite and Julien, and Julie Delpy’s France-set romcom Lolo.Global Screen’s Ooops! Noah Is Gone…
This animated film focuses on a fictional species which discovers it cannot board Noah’s Ark. While two of them manage to make it, their children fall off the Ark. The kids then have to learn how to live by themselves.
The film is directed by Toby Genkel and Sean McCormack, who previously made a name for themselves with Niko. German sales company Global Screen has sold the animation to eOne, Eagle Pictures, Scanbox and Smile Entertainment.
Crime thriller Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
Daniel Alfredson’s new feature stars Anthony Hopkins, Jim Sturgess and Sam Worthington. The plot—based on real events—takes place in the eighties, when a gang kidnapped beer mogul Freddy Heinecken. The screenplay is based on Peter R. de Vries’ book »
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