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Although production hasn't gotten under way quite yet, Sony Pictures has handed out a January 13, 2017 release date for their Western remake The Magnificent Seven. The movie will go up against 20th Century Fox's Boss Baby on that same date. Those two movies are currently the only projects slated for release in the entire month of January 2017.
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett, Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio have signed on to star. No details were given for Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke's characters, but Vincent D'Onofrio is playing the villain and Haley Bennett is playing a character who hires these seven gunmen to protect their village. The original Western starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz starred as the seven, with Eli Wallach playing the villainous Calvera.
Vincent D'Onofrio will soon be seen portraying one of the most terrifying villains of the Marvel universe, as his performance as The Kingpin will be unleashed upon the world when Daredevil hits Netflix on April 10th, but he's now evidently wrangled an antagonist role in a much different kind of setting. New reports are coming in saying that the actor has signed on to play play the main baddie of the upcoming The Magnificent Seven remake. This news comes to us from Variety, which says that D'Onofrio is currently in talks, but doesn't really provide any details about his character. His joining an impressive ensemble that already includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke and Haley Bennett, all playing various hero roles. The project is being directed by Antoine Fuqua, who famously directed both Washington and Hawke in the Oscar-winning Training Day, and just recently worked with Washington on the »
So far, Magnificent Seven remake director Antoine Fuqua has largely been hiring either the conflicted heroes or someone who needs their help, with Denzel Washington Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett set for the cast. Now he’s on the trail of the film’s main villain, with Vincent D’Onofrio in talks to co-star.The movie will once more see a small town – in this case built around a gold mine – threatened by a ruthless baron (D’Onofrio, assuming he takes the role) and his gang of thugs. When they kill several people in their attempt to take the place over, a young widow (Bennett) hires a bounty hunter (Washington) to dispatch the bad guys, supplying him with the necessary funds to hire six gunmen to help him in his mission. Which is where Pratt, Hawke and others come into play. Fuqua is busy rounding up the rest »
Vincent D’Onofrio is reportedly in talks for the villain role in the remake of The Magnificent Seven, according to Variety.
- Thomas Roach
Vincent D'Onofrio may be joining the cast of the Magnificent Seven remake.
According to Variety, the Jurassic World actor is in talks to play the villain in the retelling of the 1960 Western.
Vincent D’Onofrio may have once played the good guy, but he harbors no worries whatsoever that he’s now been typecast as quite the opposite. Gone are those Law & Order days, as D’Onofrio is trekking out west for Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven. And if the ‘villainous’ descriptor in the title didn’t give it away, he’s not going to be one of that titular crew.
The Magnificent Seven was originally ushered to the big screen back in 1960 by John Sturges and a starry cast of leading men. For Fuqua’s re-telling, it’s believed that the story will unravel after the Civil War, and depict a similar plot about a small town threatened by thugs. When one resident stands up to a crew of drug barons intent on ruining their community, she hires a bounty hunter and his gang to scare them away. »
- Gem Seddon
MGM is in talks with Vincent D'Onofrio to play the main villain in The Magnificent Seven remake. If his deal is finalized, he will join a cast that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett and Ethan Hawke. No details were given about Vincent D'Onofrio's villainous character.
The original Western classic The Magnificent Seven followed seven gunmen who are hired by a Mexican village to protect them from a villainous warlord. Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz starred as the seven, with Eli Wallach playing the villainous Calvera. The original movie was actually a remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 Seven Samurai.
Antoine Fuqua is directing from a screenplay by Nic Pizzolatto and John Lee Hancock. MGM will oversee production while Sony Pictures will distribute the remake. Both MGM and Sony will split the production costs. Shooting is expected to begin »
Vincent D’Onofrio used to be known for playing a good-guy cop on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, but these days he seems to be relishing the bad-guy roles. He’s just signed on to play the villain in Antoine Fuqua‘s The Magnificent Seven. He’ll be up against a formidable team that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan […]
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- Angie Han
Vincent D’Onofrio is in talks to play the villain in Antoine Fuqua's upcoming "Magnificent Seven" remake in the works at MGM and Sony. The original film centered on seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws.
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke are also on board the project which John Lee Hancock and Nic Pizzolatto penned. Filming is slated to begin next month. D'Onofrio will soon be seen in Netflix's "Daredevil" series and starring alongside Pratt in June's "Jurassic World". [Source: Variety]
Bill Hader has joined the cast of the Steven Spielberg directed film adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved 1982 kids novel "The Bfg" at Walden Media and DreamWorks Studios. The project will be shot shortly in Vancouver.
Hader will star as one of the giants in the tale about a little girl who leads a friendly giant and »
- Garth Franklin
Variety is reporting that Vincent D'Onofrio is in talks to play the bad guy in Antoine Fuqua's interpretation of the western The Magnificent Seven. Fuqua is shoring up his cast as production is expected to begin within the next month. Denzel Washington has been attached from the get-go. Then Chris Pratt was hired followed by Washington's Training Day partner Ethan Hawke. Haley Bennett landed the lead female role. ...
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With his first big leading man role poised to be unveiled in this summer's Trainwreck, the very talented Bill Hader is now going to be in a Steven Spielberg film. Deadline reports that the SNL alum has joined the cast of The Bfg, Spielberg’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl book of the same name. The story revolves around a young girl who befriends a giant, then leads him and the Queen of England on a quest to stop other mean giants from eating each other. Mark Rylance has already been set to star as the titular Bfg, and newcomer Ruby Barnhill is playing the little girl. The report says Hader will be playing one of the giants. While Spielberg’s next film, the Tom Hanks-fronted Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, doesn’t open until this fall, he’s already started filming The Bfg up in Vancouver. The guy works quick, »
- Adam Chitwood
Sony and MGM are splitting the cost evenly with Sony distributing the pic. MGM will oversee production.
The 1960 film, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai,” starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. It centered on seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws.
Production is expected to start within the next month as Fuqua assembles the remaining cast.
- Justin Kroll
After playing antagonists and villains for the majority of his career, Vincent D'Onofrio is about to add another type of bad guy to his list. According to Variety, D'Onofrio is in negotiations to play the black hat in Antoine Fuqua's remake of The Magnificent Seven. He would join the already cast Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke. D'Onofrio has worked consistently for decades on the big and small screen. This year alone, the large framed actor will portray Marvel villain The »
- Alex Maidy
Leonardo DiCaprio tops the most recent salary chart for Hollywood's A-list actors. His quote for a blockbuster-type film like "The Wolf of Wall Street" these days is $25 million. Performers in the $20 million club are Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon, Robert Downey, Jr., Angelina Jolie, and Denzel Washington. Following the success of American Sniper," Bradley Cooper is now expecting $15-20 million per film. Just behind are Ben Affleck and Channing Tatum, depending on the type of role. Also in that ballpark are Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Mark Wahlberg, and Dwayne Johnson (for an action movie). Hollywood Reporter -Break- Will boy band One Direction find a new direction with the departure of Zayn Malik? The British group's Facebook page has the singer saying, "I want to be a normal 22-year-old." They have sold 6.49 million albums and had more than 23 million downloads since starting in 2010. The four remaining members -- Niall Horan, Liam Pa. »
The movie business is in kind of a "best of times, worst of times" state. While big-budget bonanza tentpoles are practically printing money, the collective state of the film industry is looking at a slow but inevitable sea change. That is not to say that Hollywood has hit its nadir. In fact, a recent survey has revealed that studios are still willing pay top dollar for a certain handful of stars, putting them into the esteemed $20 million club of single film salaries. According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, a survey conducted across an array of producers, executives and agents revealed that there are six A-list Hollywood stars who are currently pulling in an impressive $20 million or more for their performances in individual films. They are the following, 1. Leonardo DiCaprio - $25 million 2. Sandra Bullock - $20 million 3. Matt Damon - $20 million 4. Robert Downey Jr. - $20 million 5. Denzel Washington »
He flirted with the Assassin's Creed movie for a while, but Daniel Espinosa's desire to move off real-world thrillers and into something with a bit of a sci-fi tinge has ultimately led him in a different direction. He's in talks to direct Warner Bros.' top secret Morningstar project, from a screenplay by David Birke (13 Sins).Espinosa previously made the international hit Snabba Cash, followed by his mainstream debut Safe House, with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. Most recently he's been at work on Child 44, based on Tom Rob Smith's novel and sporting the pitch-hitting cast of Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace and Vincent Cassel. Ridley Scott is among the producers.In short, his is becoming an increasingly safe pair of hands where real-world thrillers are concerned, so something fantastical that calls for "world building" is a surprising tangent. While nothing is known about Morningstar's story, »
Snoop Dogg has partnered with “Menace II Society” director Allen Hughes and HBO to develop a family drama set in 1980s Los Angeles, the rapper-turned-actor announced on Friday. Hughes, who also directed Denzel Washington thriller “Book of Eli,” will direct the HBO original drama series, and executive produce alongside Snoop and Rodney Barnes (“The Boondocks”), who will write it. The announcement did not make it clear if Snoop would also star in the drama about a family whose seemingly idyllic life is turned upside down by the collision of their community and American politics. See video: Brian Williams Raps Another Snoop Dogg Classic. »
- Greg Gilman
This story first appeared in the March 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The Hollywood Reporter rounded up seven of the must-follow Instagram accounts in the industry. John Singleton, @realjohnsingleton (37.5K followers) "I rarely post anything personal," says the 47-year-old filmmaker. "I use Ig mostly to profile my interests, business and lifestyle-wise." Still, you can learn a few details. Singleton likes to go shirtless (especially at sea), take selfies with Denzel Washington and hang out with Marilyn Manson. Eli Roth, @realeliroth (60.1K followers) "It's fun, and it fits my personality,"
- Chris Gardner
The season finale of Empire is finally upon us. All of the juicy drama, killer music and Cookie's amazing one-liners have lead up to tonight's 2-hour conclusion.
Since the series premiered in January, the Fox hit has conquered TV ratings and now the show's soundtrack is at the top of the Billboard 200 music charts. It's blown up into a cultural and social media phenomenon and Et was on the set of tonight's star studded finale.
The major guest stars making cameos in tonight's 2-hour event include Snoop Dogg, Rita Ora and Patti Labelle. "I am Lucious Lyon's friend from back in the day," Labelle told Et about the role. "I'm singing, I'm acting-- it's a wonderful show."
Director: Pierre Morel; Screenwriter: Don MacPherson, Pete Travis, Sean Penn; Starring: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Mark Rylance, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca; Running time: 115 mins; Certificate: 15
There used to be a time when nothing was more cringe-worthy than a middle-aged action hero. Remember Roger Moore smooching Bond Girls 30 years his junior in the twilight years of his 007 reign? Or Sean Connery trying to recapture the glory days next to Catherine Zeta-Jones in Entrapment? That was then and this is now.
The slightly creaking older leading man is now a sizeable mini-industry in itself, primarily thanks to Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills in the Taken series. Beyond that Denzel Washington had The Equalizer, Kevin Costner had 3 Days to Kills and every action icon you remember from the '80s united for The Expendables.
The latest seasoned star to throw his hat into the still-got-lead-in-the-pencil ring is Sean Penn, teaming with »
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