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Sean Malone, ‘The Fighter’ Actor, Dies at 54 in Drowning Accident

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sean Malone, best known for his roles in “The Fighter” and “Gone Baby Gone,” died on Wednesday in Boston after being in a coma for nine days following a drowning accident. He was 54.

The actor went out too far while swimming at a South Boston beach, according to the Boston Fire Dept.

Off-duty firefighters and passerby raced to rescue the actor on July 20, but Malone was already underwater by the time they reached him. The firefighters brought Malone to shore and rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he remained in critical condition.

Sean Malone succumbed to his injuries this evening surrounded by his son Sean, parents and siblings at Boston Medical Center,” the Boston Fire Dept. tweeted on Wednesday.

Sean Malone succumbed to his injuries this evening surrounded by his son Sean, parents and siblings at Boston Medical Center

— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) July 30, 2015

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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'Wolf of Wall Street' Backer Says It Has Been Hacked, Surveilled and Harassed

4 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Red Granite Pictures, the finance company behind The Wolf of Wall Street, Dumb and Dumber To and the upcoming Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy's Home, claims in a new lawsuit that it has been the subject of a malicious hack that has intimidated employees and disrupted its business. According to a complaint filed against anonymous individuals on Wednesday, the film company's employees began receiving mass e-mails beginning on July 10 consisting of "defamatory blog postings or reports alleging improper activities allegedly connected with Plaintiff, often accompanied by sensational or offensive subject lines." Read More Hacked Cheating

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Jake Gyllenhaal Eyes David Gordon Green's Boston Marathon Drama 'Stronger'

23 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

At the moment, Hollywood is treating the Boston Marathon tragedy with the same thoughtful restraint as it grants public domain fairy tale properties, with multiple projects in the works. Fox has "Boston Strong" with Daniel Espinosa attached to direct, and Mark Wahlberg has been eyeballing "Patriot's Day" at CBS Films, but it looks likes "Stronger" is leaping ahead of both those projects. David Gordon Green recently signed up to direct, and now a major star is kicking the tires. Read More: The Lost, Unmade & Abandoned Projects Of David Gordon Green Variety reports that Jake Gyllenhaal is circling the drama. Playwright John Pollono and “8 Mile” and “The Fighter” screenwriter Scott Silver wrote the script based on the memoir by Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon Bombing and became a key witness in the subsequent criminal case. Here's the book synopsis: When Jeff Bauman woke up on »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jake Gyllenhaal Circles Boston Marathon Bombing Pic ‘Stronger’ (Exclusive)

29 July 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following “Southpaw’s” strong performance at the box office, Jake Gyllenhaal looks to have his eye on another underdog tale, this time following the tragic events of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Sources tell Variety that Gyllenhaal is in early talks to star in Lionsgate’s “Stronger,” which tells the true story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the attack. Sources say that after execs met with several A-list actors, Gyllenhaal is the favorite to land the role and that an offer is expected to come shortly.

Lionsgate had no comment.

David Gordon Green recently signed on to direct the pic. John Pollono has adapted the script for “Stronger,” which marks his full-length feature debut. Pollono wrote and co-starred in the Off Broadway play “Small Engine Repairs.” “Stronger” has been set up with Mandeville Films principals Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman along with Scott Silver, »

- Justin Kroll

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California Expanded Tax Credit Program Draws 254 Film Applicants

28 July 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The California Film Commission has announced 254 movie projects applied for $55.2 million in tax credits under the state’s recently expanded program — underlining the strong interest in keeping production in the Golden State.

The commission received 32 applications for studio films from $48.3 million in funds and another 222 applications for $6.9 million in funds for independent projects. The application period lasted from July 13 to July 25.

California’s 6-year-old incentive program has been expanded from $100 million in tax credits annually to $330 million — and feature film projects with budgets of more than $75 million are now eligible. Eight features received credits last year: Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys” and “American Sniper,” “Horrible Bosses 2,” Mark Wahlberg’s “The Gambler,” “Earth to Echo,” “The Purge: Anarchy,” “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” and “Ouija” with $7.9 million.

In early June, the commission announced that “Veep,” “American Horror Story,” “Secrets and Lies” and “Hindsight” had been approved to receive $27 million in »

- Dave McNary

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‘Southpaw’ features another knockout Jake Gyllenhaal performance

23 July 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Written by Kurt Sutter

Directed by Antoine Fuqua

U.S., 2015

All boxing films come down to three storylines, or all three wrapped in one—get beaten, get angry, get back to the top. Eighty years have passed since Wallace Beery made The Champ and Southpaw doesn’t try to rewrite the formula. It’s not a surprise, Barton Fink broke himself that way. Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is the light heavyweight champion of the world, but it wasn’t always the high life. Billy was raised dumped from one foster home to the next because of his mother’s incarceration, but he eventually met his wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams) in a Hell’s Kitchen orphanage and turned it all around.

Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t look like your typical boxer like say Robert DeNiro, Mark Wahlberg or Will Smith, but doubts about his ability to perform disappear immediately as the film opens. »

- Colin Biggs

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Stx launches sales division

22 July 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Top brass at Robert Simonds’ studio have ended weeks of speculation and confirmed to Screendaily the hire of John Friedberg as president of international sales.

In a clear statement of Stx’s global ambitions the executive, who arrives from Block Entertainment where he most recently served as evp of international sales and distribution, will assemble a team, build a slate based on Stx’s development and production pipeline and explore strategic partnerships.

The initial sales roster will include Mile 22, in which Peter Berg will direct Mark Wahlberg, and an untitled Jackie Chan action film that Martin Campbell will direct. It remained unclear at time of writing whether Stx would scout third-party titles.

The sales slate does not cover the first four films that Stx will release in the Us. Blumhouse International and Sierra/Affinity handed international sales on psychological thriller The Gift, which Stx is scheduled to open on August 7.

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Magnus & Quintessons In "Transformers 5"?

22 July 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With a "brain's trust" having been assembled to work on the fifth "Transformers" movie along with assorted spinoffs and potential crossover movies, no-one is quite sure what to expect from the next outing of the mega-earning franchise.

At last report, at least twelve different pitches are in the works based on the franchise though only some of them are expected to get up and going. Akiva Goldsman heads up this cabal which includes the likes of "Daredevil" show runner Steven S. DeKnight, "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman and many others.

With the fifth film in the series the immediate priority though, Christian Today reports that their sources have indicated the new film will continue Optimus Prime's quest to find The Creators and will introduce the Quintessons - an ancient race bound up with the history of the Transformers and hold answers in regards to the Earth invasion.

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- Garth Franklin

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'Transformers 5' to Bring in Ultra Magnus and the Quintessons?

21 July 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While this might seem like a lofty rumor considering its source, nothing is really off the table when it comes to Transformers 5. Akiva Goldsman is leading a writers' room that includes Daredevil's Steven S. DeKnight, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and a host of other sci-fi and genre luminaries. They are reportedly throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks in creating a Transformers 5 that Michael Bay will want to direct. And they are also pitching at least 12 different spinoffs and crossover movies. So it seems logical that both Ultra Magnus and the Quintessons are being considered for an appearance. Though, this could obviously change at any moment, as the script is only being hashed out, and there is no report that it is finished.

This rumor comes courtesy of ChristianToday, who point out the obvious fact that Transformers: Age of Extinction ended with Optimus »

- MovieWeb

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On Demand DVD Releases July 20-26

20 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

On Demand DVD Releases July 20-26 Before We Go (pictured) Chris Evans and Alice Eve star as two strangers whose chance encounter in Grand Central Terminal sparks a nighttime adventure through New York City that will change their lives forever. (PG-13, 1:29) 7/21 Pre-theatrical release And, in case you missed them the first time around: The Gambler Gamblers don’t always know when to stop. When Jim Bennett — an English professor by day and a high-stakes gambler by night — goes over the edge, he risks everything. Playing everyone to pay his debts, the rush of the moment is king. Mark WahlbergJessica Lange, … Continue reading →

The post On Demand DVD Releases July 20-26 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Meredith Ennis

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David Gordon Green Directing Boston Marathon Bombing Pic Stronger

19 July 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Real-life tragedies carry big emotional depths and often seem to become the subject of competing films as studios look to frame their own take on the story. With several films about the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 already in development, Lionsgate is added another, hiring David Gordon Green to direct Stronger.John Pollono has adapted the script from survivor Jeff Bauman’s book, co-written with Bret Witter. Bauman was waiting for his girlfriend at the finish line of the race when two pressure cooker bombs exploded, killing three and injuring more than 260 others, including Bauman. He lost both his legs in the attack. The book chronicles his rebuilding his life through recovery and experiences being a key witness at the trial of surviving bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death in May after being found guilty on all charges. Stronger will represent just the latest entry in the attempt to »

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David Gordon Green to direct Boston Marathon film Stronger

17 July 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Director David Gordon Green (Joe, Pineapple Express) has signed on to direct Stronger, one of numerous films in production about the Boston Marathon bombing, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

This particular project, set up at Lionsgate, is set to tell the story of Jeff Bauman, one of the survivors of the attack who lost lost both his legs in the attacks. In Stronger, co-written by himself and Bret Whitter, Bauman told of his experiences and his rehabilitation after the bombings, where he was waiting for his girlfriend at the finish line. John Pollono and Scott Silver have adapted the book and written the script.

Patriot’s Day, CBS Films’ version of events set to star Mark Wahlberg, and Boston Strong, directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), are two of the other projects about the bombings which set to go into production soon.


- Scott J. Davis

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Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon Bombing Movie Draws ‘Pineapple Express’ Director

17 July 2015 3:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Gordon Green has come on board to direct Lionsgate’s “Stronger,” the story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the attack.

Green started his career with well-regarded indies like “George Washington” before moving to studio pics like “Pineapple Express” and into TV with “Eastbound and Down.” He has also signed on for Warner Bros.’ upcoming Sandra Bullock starrer “Our Brand Is Crisis,” based on the documentary about campaign financing.

John Pollono has adapted the script for “Stronger,” which marks his full-length feature debut. Pollono wrote and co-starred in the Off Broadway play “Small Engine Repairs.” “Stronger” has been set up with Mandeville Films principals Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman along with Scott Silver, while Peter McGuigan will exec produce.

Stronger” is based on the book by Bauman and Bret Witter. It details the aftermath of the 2013 attack at the marathon finish line, where »

- Dave McNary

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David Gordon Green to Direct Boston Marathon Bombing Drama ‘Stronger’

17 July 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Boston Marathon bombing is officially Hollywood’s new favorite subject. David Gordon Green has just signed on to direct Lionsgate’s Stronger, the third film in development about the 2013 terrorist attack. The other two are Patriot’s Day, set up at 20th Century Fox with Mark Wahlberg starring, and Boston Strong, which is in the works […]

The post David Gordon Green to Direct Boston Marathon Bombing Drama ‘Stronger’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Cara Delevingne Beatboxes on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon—Watch Now

17 July 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Cara Delevingne drops some sick beats on The Tonight Show. The model turned actress appeared on the show to promote her new film Paper Towns—based on the book of the same name by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green. She's a model/actor and now she's a bona fide rap star—she's like a reverse Mark Wahlberg! In the middle of the beatboxing sesh, Jimmy Fallon cues The Roots frontman Tariq Trotter (aka Black Thought) to start freestyling—because, what good are some fresh beats if not accompanied by some ill rhymes? This woman is talented! In her upcoming film Paper Towns she plays a popular high school girl who mysteriously disappears, prompting the »

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Hollywood Is Thirsty for Boston Bombing Movies Right Now, Adds Third Film to the List

17 July 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Gordon Green has signed on to direct Stronger, the film adaptation of Boston marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman's memoir. Bauman, who was at the race's finish line to watch his girlfriend, lost both of his legs in the attack; he recalled locking eyes with Dzhokar Tsarnaev before the bombs went off, and testified at Tsarnaev's trial. Stronger is the third movie in the works about the 2013 terror attack, alongside Mark Wahlberg's Patriots' Day and Fox's Boston Strong. It is unclear at this moment which movie will be Boston's Antz, and which will be its Bug's Life. »

- Nate Jones

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David Gordon Green Takes on Boston Marathon Bombing Film

17 July 2015 11:05 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

One of our least pretentious filmmakers, David Gordon Green makes the movies he wants to make. Thanks to the cushion provided by big-budget forays like the "Pineapple Express" (2008) and "The Sitter" (2008), Green actually gets away with it. Now he has signed on to direct Lionsgate's "Stronger," one of several Boston Marathon Bombing projects in the works from multiple studios. This one focuses on Jeff Bauman, a survivor who was adjacent to one of the two pressure cooker bombs when he lost both his legs. Bauman was crucial in helping the FBI identify the suspects, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Other Boston projects in the works include CBS Films' "Patriot's Day" with Mark Wahlberg, and Fox's "Boston Strong." With cowriter Brett Whitter, Bauman chronicled the events in a book also titled "Stronger." John Pollono and Scott Silver wrote the script for the film. Producers are David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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David Gordon Green Directing Boston Marathon Bombing Pic Stronger

17 July 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Images from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are still seared into the hearts and minds of people around the world, and so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that multiple film projects about the terrorist attack are in the works. Today, Manglehorn director David Gordon Green has signed on to helm one such pic, titled Stronger and set to focus on Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the attack.

Lionsgate is behind the inspirational true story, which is based on the autobiographical book Bauman co-wrote with Bret Whitter.

Bauman was at the finish line of the marathon on April 15, 2013, waiting for his girlfriend to finish the annual race, when he was caught in the blast from a pressure cooker bomb left at the crowded event by terrorists Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The explosion took both his legs. When he awoke in a nearby hospital, Bauman was able to identify »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Kids': The Oral History of the Most Controversial Film of the Nineties

16 July 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It was the summer of 1995. Bill Clinton was president, Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York, and Oj Simpson was on trial. That summer’s youth-oriented movies included Pixar's first movie Toy Story, the Disney musical Pocahontas — and Kids, in which wayward, stoned teens fuck each other senseless and head-stomp random strangers.

It might be hard to remember just how notorious Larry Clark's indie-skater odysey was. The movie grossed a modest $7 million at the box office that summer — a wild success when you account for the fact that it »

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Director Peter Berg Slams Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPYs Award

16 July 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Updated: Clear eyes, full heart? Not so much.

While Caitlyn Jenner’s acceptance of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at Wednesday night’s ESPYs drew cheers from the crowd, “Friday Night Lights” creator Peter Berg was evidently jeering.

The “Lone Survivor” director shared a meme on Instagram, circulated by the Facebook account Main Stream Media Sponsor Boycotts, slamming Jenner’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award win. The image contains side-by-side photos of Jenner and U.S. Army veteran Gregory D. Gadson.

“One man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs. Guess which man made the cover of Vanity Fair, was praised for his courage by President Obama and is to be honored with the ‘Arthur Ashe Courage Award’ by Espn?” the text read. “Yup,” Berg captioned his post, simply.

Later on Thursday, however, Berg backtracked after fielding considerable criticism on the Web. In another Instagram post, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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