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Update: As suspected, it seems that Casey Affleck was just having a little fun here, as his rep has confirmed that he was “not speaking from a place of firsthand knowledge”, while Ben Affleck’s rep also confirmed that “he’ll continue to be Batman as long as the studio will have him”. Original story follows…
The “will he or won’t he” saga of Ben Affleck returning for The Batman has been going on for quite a while now. Since last December, at the very least. The stars future involving the cowl was up in the air last winter only to be squashed by Ben Affleck himself. Rumors arose once again regarding the actor’s involvement only a month ago… again, only to be shot down by Batfleck at the San Diego Comic-Con.
- Jordan Jones
The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, will open on Oct. 6 in New York, followed by a release to Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and select cities across the U.S.
The movie is directed by Kief Davidson, whose credits include “The Ivory Game” and “A Lego Brickumentary,” and Pedro Kos, an editor on “Waste Land” and “The Island President.” The producer is Cori Shepherd Stern (“Open Heart,” “Warm Bodies”).
The film centers on three Harvard med students — Jim Kim, current president of the World Bank; Paul Farmer; and Ophelia Dahl — who became pioneers of global health by inventing an international framework for fighting diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, Sars, and Ebola.
Variety‘s Geoff Berkshire gave “Bending the Arc” a strong review: “For anyone who wants to believe in »
- Dave McNary
15 August 2017 1:08 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Noah Jupe, the young actor who stars opposite Matt Damon in Suburbicon, has closed a deal to join Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in A Quiet Place, a supernatural thriller from Paramount and Platinum Dunes.
While plot details are being kept in the barn, the project is described as a contained thriller centering on a family living on a farm that is terrorized by a supernatural evil.
Blunt and Krasinski will play the parents, while Jupe will play their son.
The project is set to »
- Borys Kit
Famed Hollywood writer Aaron Sorkin has stepped into the director’s chair. Sorkin will make his directorial debut with the new film, Molly’s Game. The first trailer for the film was released earlier today. Sorkin has delivered a number of great movies through his writing, including A Few Good Men, The Social Network, for which Sorkin won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay, and Moneyball. Sorkin also created the hit NBC show, The West Wing.
Molly’s Game stars Jessica Chastain in the lead role, and is based on the memoirs of Molly Bloom, off of which Sorkin wrote the screenplay. The movie follows the true story of a highly talented skier, Molly Bloom, who ran one of the more exclusive poker games in the world. Molly soon became a target of the FBI. Her high stakes poker games had participants such as Hollywood stars and top level businessmen, »
- Seth McDonald
Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!Adriana Floridia8/15/2017 1:45:00 Pm
Movie lovers from all around the world look forward to the Toronto International Film Festival each and every year. One of the largest film festivals in the world, Canada’s own Tiff is always guaranteed to satisfy every type of movie fan—with big Hollywood titles to smaller indie films, international cinema, horror and genre films.
Today Tiff announced a plethora of additional titles to their already stacked line-up. Every week, Tiff has been adding new films to their 2017 slate, and we're becoming overwhelmed with the amount of films that we want to see at the festival this year. In addition to the ten films we previously highlighted, we've added ten more titles to our list to give you an ultimate guide regarding twenty of the hottest movies you'll want to either see, »
- Adriana Floridia
All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including the very best indie cinema has to offer, all the awards contenders you need to know about, and even blockbuster fare that seems poised to please the most discerning tastes, all with an eye towards introducing you to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up. Next up: contenders who will rule the awards season, well into next year.
“mother!” (September 15)
The return of Darren Aronofsky should be enough to get any cinephile back to the theater, but the fact that “mother!” has remained so secretive with just under a month to go has only made anticipation higher. Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem »
- Kate Erbland, Eric Kohn, Anne Thompson, Zack Sharf, Steve Greene, Michael Nordine, Chris O'Falt and Jamie Righetti
Author: Zehra Phelan
From the first trailer, which launched just last month, the Coen Brothers written Suburbicon, led audiences to believe their newest outing was a dark comedy from the carefully pieced together preview. However, helmer George Clooney has dampened that notion but explaining that its plot is actually a dark thriller.
Clooney revealed to EW that he had to cut Brolin’s scenes purely because he brought too much comedy to the piece shifting the whole tone of what he wanted to do with the picture.
“We shot a couple of scenes with Josh [playing] a baseball coach that are really really funny. But after we did our first screening, the one thing that became really clear to me was that [the scenes] let the air out of the balloon, »
- Zehra Phelan
Simon Brew Aug 15, 2017
For his next film as director, George Clooney has been working on a 1950s-set crime drama by the name of Suburbicon. It’s got a script that’s written by the Coen brothers, and a cast that includes Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac and, well, not Josh Brolin.
Brolin was part of the original ensemble for the movie, but Clooney has now revealed that he’s had to cut the actor’s scenes out of the film altogether.
Chatting to EW, Clooney explained that after an initial test screening, Brolin’s comedic scenes “let the air out of the balloon, in terms of the tension in the film".
“I had to write him this awful note where I just said ‘you’re not going to believe it. but »
It took a while to get made, but “Suburbicon” is certainly bringing some major heat to the awards season. George Clooney steps behind the camera for this dark crime comedy, using a script penned by the Coen Brothers, and lining up a cast which includes Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac. However, you might be noticing another star missing from that list.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Actor Josh Brolin seems to be all over the news lately because of high-profile roles in upcoming movies, but this time around he's been cut out of a movie. George Clooney had to make a tough decision that resulted in Brolin's scenes being cut out of the movie entirely. The news comes after James Cameron reportedly called Brolin some "bad names", after the actor declined to take part in the upcoming sequels to Avatar. Which Brolin has said was not as big of a deal as it sounds, and there is no bad blood between him and Cameron.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Brolin was cut from Clooney's Suburbicon for being too funny, which in turn was detrimental to the overall tension of the movie. While speaking to EW, Clooney went into detail about cutting Brolin's scenes from the movie. He had this to say.
"We shot a couple of scenes »
Although plans for a sequel to the Jeremy Renner-headlined The Bourne Legacy were put on hold when Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass decided to return to the franchise for Jason Bourne, director Justin Lin revealed earlier this month that the project is technically still in development. And now, in an interview with Collider, Renner has revealed that he’s still open to reprising the role of Aaron Cross should the opportunity arise.
“I really really enjoyed shooting that movie, and so my desire and will in wanting to do that is yes, but it has to be… an audience has to want that and the studio. There’s a lot of other people. It’s kind of outside my pay grade to make those decisions, but yeah I’d want to do that.”
Given the rather poor reception to Jason Bourne, the future of the franchise seems a little »
- Gary Collinson
Spoiler note: Various plot elements of the Bourne movies may be revealed below. The movies have been out for a while so I’m assuming those who want to see them have seen them. Nevertheless, the spoiler flag is flying just in case.
There are a number of movies that, when I come across them on the tube, I’ll stop and watch them. I tell myself that it will be just until a certain scene or bit of dialogue but the fact is I usually wind up watching them through to the final credits. When this happens late at night, I can wind up staying awake for far too long and suffer for it the next day.
- John Ostrander
“Downsizing imagines what might happen if overpopulation and climate change [prompt] Norwegian scientists to discover how to shrink people down to five inches tall and propose, very earnestly, the population’s two-to-three-hundred-year transition from big to small,” states Payne, whose credits include Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska.
Downsizing is set for release on December 22nd and features a cast that includes Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Laura Dern, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Maribeth Monroe and Jason Sudeikis. »
- Amie Cranswick
Tom Jolliffe celebrates the cinematic delights of 1997…
1997. It doesn’t feel that distant but we’re now talking 20 years. This was the year I left school. That officially makes me old as fuck I believe. Lady Di passed, Tony Blair became Pm, Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule, Mike Tyson had a Holyfield Ear pie and more. The Spice Girls reigned supreme. Hanson were Mmmbopping all over the place and confusing horny teenagers who thought the girl singing lead was hot.
In film, the year is significant. This was the year the Titanic did the opposite of sink (erm… float). James Cameron’s historical (which icebergs aside wasn’t that historical) epic was seen by pretty much everyone on Earth. It probably grossed a further Trillion Wibblewangs outside the Milky Way (I just invented an alien currency). It thundered away as the highest grossing film ever (if you don’t »
- Gary Collinson
If you’ve seen the trailer for “Suburbicon,” you might be assuming that the new film starring Matt Damon and directed by George Clooney is a dark comedy. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, however, the man responsible for “Monuments Men” says there have been “some misconceptions” about his latest directorial effort — namely the fact that “they keep calling it a ‘comedy’ and you’d be hard-pressed to find a lot of funny in it.”
“It’s a pretty angry and dark film, which is sort of what we wanted to make at the time. Every time I see someone go, ‘Yeah, it’s a black-comedy!’ you go, ‘There’s a couple of laughs, but it wasn’t designed to be ha-ha funny,’” continues Clooney. Set in the ’50s, “Suburbicon” centers around a home invasion perpetrated against Damon, »
- Michael Nordine
A new image has debuted from George Clooney’s Suburbicon featuring leading man Matt Damon, while Clooney has also been chatting with EW about his latest directorial effort, during which he cleared up some misconceptions regarding the film’s tone.
See Also: Watch the trailer for Suburbicon here
“They keep calling it a ‘comedy’ and you’d be hard-pressed to find a lot of funny in it,” said Clooney. “It’s a pretty angry and dark film, which is sort of what we wanted to make at the time. Every time I see someone go, ‘Yeah, it’s a black-comedy!’ you go, ‘There’s a couple of laughs, but it wasn’t designed to be ha-ha funny.’ It’s very very dark. It starts out feeling like a Disney film and, by the end, it feels like it takes a pretty dramatic, serious turn to, like, an acid trip of some form. »
- Amie Cranswick
In the future, Matt Damon can become five-inches tall thanks to Norwegian scientists. That’s the premise of Alexander Payne‘s (Nebraska) next film, Downsizing, in which overpopulation has led to people shrinking themselves to live a “bigger” life in a “bigger” home and help the environment while they’re at it. After Sideways, Payne wrote the script with Jim Taylor, […]
- Jack Giroux
Alexander Payne‘s upcoming “Downsizing” might be director’s most ambitious film to date, and it’s certainly his most expensive. The director, usually known for his small scale intimate dramas, wields an array of special effects for his new effort, which stars Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig who decide to go small. Literally.
” ‘Downsizing’ imagines what might happen if overpopulation and climate change [prompt] Norwegian scientists to discover how to shrink people down to five inches tall and propose, very earnestly, the population’s two-to-three-hundred-year transition from big to small,” the director told EW.
- Kevin Jagernauth
One of the most highly anticipated movies of the fall film festival season is unquestionably Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing.” The movie, Payne’s first since earning six Oscar nominations for “Nebraska,” is the ambitious story of a man and wife who decide to shrink themselves down in order to cut back on economic spending. Unfortunately for the man, his wife backs out at the last minute.
Payne has never crafted a movie quite on this scale before, nor has he ever attempted to try out the science-fiction genre. Footage was shown at CinemaCon earlier this year and critics went wild over what they saw. The movie is opening the Venice Film Festival at the end of this month, a premiere slot which has gone to the likes of Oscar powerhouses “La La Land,” “Gravity,” and “Birdman” in recent years. »
- Zack Sharf
- David Stephens
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