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Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg stars in the dramatic thriller The Gambler, which debuted on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD last week from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Mark Wahlberg stars as Jim Bennett, a brilliant professor leading a secret double life as a high-stakes gambler.  When Jim is forced to borrow money from a notorious gangster, he places the lives of those he loves in mortal danger. With time running out, he must enter the criminal underworld and risk everything to keep from losing it all.
To celebrate the release of The Gambler, we caught up with Mark Wahlberg's co-star and love interest Brie Larson. In the film, she plays a college student by day, cocktail waitress by night who falls for her professor. The actress offers new insight into this thriller, and what it was like watching Mark Wahlberg work. She also talks about her audition for »
The project has been in development since 2010 with Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Jill Messick producing for New Line. “Mean Moms” and Paramount’s 2004 comedy “Mean Girls” are both adapted from advice books for parents penned by Rosalind Wiseman.
Anders and writing partner John Morris have been writing the script for “Mean Moms,” which will focus on a happily married mother of two who moves from small-town America to the high-class suburbs and faces the cutthroat world of competitive parenting.
New Line had set “Mean Moms” for a May 8, 2015, release but delayed the film last year along with opting to forgo a $6.7 million production tax credit from the state of California. Instead, New Line announced at that point that it had come on board to co-finance MGM’s then-untitled Reese Witherspoon-Sofia Vergara comedy, »
- Dave McNary
David O. Russell makes fashion statement on the Oscars' Red Carpet David O. Russell: Fashion statement and Oscar nomination David O. Russell, a Best Director Oscar nominee for the surprisingly successful boxing drama The Fighter, makes both a fashion and a facial statement upon his arrival with guests at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. This was his first Best Director nomination. About five years ago, David O. Russell made headlines thanks to leaked videos showing him having a volcanic, expletive-filled confrontation with Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees – an ambitious all-star comedy that turned out to be much less successful than the bizarre behind-the-scenes video clips. (Check out Paul Rudd in a parody of the 'I Heart Huckabees' blow-up.) Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees alumnus Mark Wahlberg has said that he had to fight with Paramount »
- D. Zhea
On Saturday, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will duke it out in in MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in what's been dubbed the "Fight of the Century." 50 Cent and Diddy put money on Mayweather, who's favored to win, but Mark Wahlberg is betting on Pacquiao. Regardless of who you want to win, though, there's one thing we can all agree on: There is a gargantuan amount of money tied to this fight! You want numbers? Ok, the fight itself expected to generate more than $300 million in pay-per-few revenue. According to Espn, Mayweather can expect to clear $180 million of this, with the remaining $120 million going to Pacquiao. These predictions, mind you, are contract-based, so »
Vin Diesel, Mark Wahlberg and Tom Hardy headline this week’s crop of trailers. Watch them now and tell us your favorite below. Top 5 Trailers This Week Click on the image below to watch the newest trailers! 1. The Last Witch Hunter (Oct. 23) Half immortal, half witch hunter – all Vin Diesel. The ‘Furious 7’ star teams up with ‘Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie to slay witches with a fire sword. Yes, please....
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Hollywood is touching down in Las Vegas for the "fight of the century" between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the MGM Grand. Mayweather, 38, is undefeated at 47-0; Pacquiao, 36, has a record of 57-5-2. The fight also marks a rare partnership between HBO and Showtime, as the match costs $89.95 with an extra $10 for HD and is predicted to break records. Read More Mayweather-Pacquiao: The Money Behind the Fight of the Century Diddy and Justin Bieber are betting on Mayweather's money team, while Mark Wahlberg and Liam Neeson are on Team #Pacman, see
- Ashley Lee
Look into these seven opportunities to audition so you can book a job and have a reason to drink celebratory margaritas on Cinco de Mayo! But let’s be real… it’s not like you Need a reason to drink margaritas. But having one would be nice. “The Long Night”Producers are casting male and female stand-ins out of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La., for a feature film starring Mark Wahlberg set to shoot May–June in Nola. The film centers on the April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, which resulted in the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Pay will be provided. Siti Company Season 2015–2016This legendary theater company is seeking professional actors with Suzuki and Viewpoints interest or previous training. These Equity performances will run in New York City with $776/wk pay. Auditions are May 28. “A Kid Named Khan”Director Jose Jovel is seeking two male »
Remember New Coke? If you do, the ’80s called and they want their jokes back. But as a reminder, in April of 1985, just over 30 years ago this week, Coca-Cola, one of the longest surviving American companies who had successfully dominated the market with a time-tested product, had decided that to stave off the rise of Pepsi in the Cola wars, they would rebrand their classic fizzy drink to New Coke. New Coke hit the shelves April 23, and though the sweeter flavor won out in blind taste tests, human psychology practically dictates that it’s not the product that’s inside the can but the label that’s outside the can that most determines a person’s liking. The product rollout was a huge blunder, and Coca-Cola eventually reverted to Coke Classic.
If you thought that sounds like it could make a fascinating documentary, or perhaps an interesting comedy, then you’re in luck. »
- Brian Welk
Diddy and Mark Wahlberg have a mega bet for $250,000 on the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight -- and unlike a lot of other big time betters ... the loser in this wager is actually gonna pay up. We know this because Mark says they've got the money sitting in escrow! Yeah, super rich people bet differently from the rest of us. Read more »
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A cinematic adaptation of the Six Million Dollar Man has been in the works for two decades now. Kevin Smith tried his hand at a script, Bob Weinstein waxed lyrical about the possibilities of a franchise, and Jim Carrey and Todd Phillips thought about making a comedy version. None of these ever came to fruition, but TWC Dimension announced details about Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg.s adaptation, and in the process confirmed how it will differ from the television version. A press release from the studio announcing that producers Mark Whalberg, Stephen Levinson, and Bob Weinstein hired Oscar-nominated filmmaker Damian Szifron to write the blockbuster, teased: The story follows military officer, Steve Austin, who becomes part of a top secret government program after a horrific accident leaves him near death. With the help of cutting edge technology, Steve is brought back to life with extraordinary strengths, making him the »
The Six Billion Dollar Man: Damián Szifrón (above), who grew up in Argentina watching American TV shows like The Six Million Dollar Man, will now write the big-screen adaptation of the series. Mark Wahlberg will star, and Peter Berg will direct. Szifrón most recently wrote and directed the richly imaginative Wild Tales, a dazzling black comedy consisting of multiple segments about the pressures of modern-day life; it was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Langauge Film. [Variety] Don't Look Now: Another 70s treasure, the moody thriller Don't Look Now, is starting down the remake path. The original, directed by Nicolas Roeg, stars Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as a married couple grieving the loss of their young daughter...
- Peter Martin
It's been announced that Argentine director Damián Szifrón will write the script for Peter Berg's The Six Billion Dollar Man, starring Mark Wahlberg as "the world’s first truly bionic man." Szifrón wrote and directed Wild Tales, which was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 87th Academy Awards. Damián Szifrón on landing the screenwriting gig for The Six Billion Dollar Man: I »
- Jesse Giroux
The Six Billion Dollar Man: Damián Szifrón (above), who grew up in Argentina watching American TV shows like The Six Million Dollar Man, will now write the big-screen adaptation of the series. Mark Wahlberg will star and Peter Berg will direct. Szifrón most recently wrote and directed the richly imaginative Wild Tales, a black comedy consisting of multiple segments about the pressures of modern-day life; it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film....
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The story follows military officer Steve Austin as he is transformed into the world’s first bionic man following a near-fatal accident.
“He subsequently shared how he envisioned a modern retelling of the story with a new and unique vision. Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and I couldn’t be more excited that he has come on board to write the script.”
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Damian Szifron, whose satirical Wild Tales earned an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film this past spring, has been tapped to pen a script for Six Billion Dollar Man, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Mark Wahlberg is already attached to star in the updated version of the 1970s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man, which was in turn adapted from Martin Caidan’s Cyborg. He’s expected to play Steve Austin, no longer a test pilot (as he was in the TV show) but now a military officer horribly wounded in an accident only to have his life saved, RoboCop style, by technology. Now part-man, part-machine, and gifted with inhuman strength and speed, Austin finds himself unusually well-qualified for dangerous work in espionage.
In an official statement, Szifron expressed his excitement and »
- Isaac Feldberg
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Boy Next Door (cougar-in-peril thriller; Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman; rated R) The Gambler (drama; Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson; rated R) Paddington (family; Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville; rated PG) The Wedding Ringer (comedy; Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting; rated R) Mommy (drama; Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon; rated R) Streaming/Digital Download: Rent from $4-$7 or own...
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Oscar-nominated scribe Damian Szifron ("Wild Tales") will write the screenplay for Peter Berg's upcoming "Six Billion Dollar Man" film at TWC-Dimension.
Based on the classic TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man" and its original novel "Cyborg" by Martin Caidin, the story follows a military officer named Steve Austin who becomes part of a top secret government program after a horrific accident leaves him near death.
With the help of cutting edge technology, Steve is brought back to life with extraordinary strengths, making him the world's first truly bionic man. Mark Wahlberg is slated to star as Austin in the project which he will also produce with Stephen Levinson and Bob Weinstein.
In a statement, Szifron says: "I couldn't be more honored and grateful. Such a major challenge represents a great opportunity. The themes surrounding this beloved property allow for the creation of a memorable sci-fi actioner as well as a bold spy thriller. »
- Garth Franklin
As soon as I walked out of "Wild Tales" at Cannes, I started wondering who the first studio would be to hire the filmmaker to make a big American movie. From just one film, it is clear right away that he's good at drama, suspense, and comedy, and he has an aggressive visual style that works whether he's staging two people having a conversation or a giant CGI sight gag involving a jumbo jet. But the real strength of "Wild Tales" is the screenplay, a witty and savage anthology piece that lays bare quite a bit about Szifron's feelings towards his home country, Argentina, and the state of that particular union. As good as Szifron is behind the camera, he's equally gifted at the keyboard. Now Damian Szifron has been hired to write the screenplay for "The Six Billion Dollar Man," Peter Berg's updated take on the lunatic ' »
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Johnnie Walker Scotch and Entourage fans can “hug it out” with excitement. The world’s leading Scotch whisky has partnered with the highly anticipated feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures, Home Box Office and Rat-Pac Dune Entertainment to debut a new chapter in the Entourage storyline: the short film “Johnny for Johnnie.”
Like the Johnnie Walker ‘Keep Walking’ campaign, Entourage is centered around personal progress and the celebration of achievements, both big and small, along the way. From embarrassing failures to epic successes and all the steps—and missteps—in between, the guys from Entourage never stop pursuing their dreams with the utmost optimism and confidence.
“What makes the Entourage series so universally relatable is that its story revolves around a group of friends and their unrelenting pursuit of their dreams,” explains Dan Sanborn, VP of Influencer and Entertainment Marketing for Diageo North America. “We all have »
- Michelle McCue
We can rebuild him. We have the technology. And now we have a screenwriter. Damián Szifron is set to pen The Six Billion Dollar Man, TWC-Dimension’s fiscally updated take on the 1970s action series. The Argentine filmmaker scored a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nom this year for Wild Tales, which he wrote and directed. Mark Wahlberg is starring as Steve Austin, the military officer played by Lee Majors in the 1974-78 ABC series. Austin becomes part of a top-secret… »
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