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24 May 2017 7:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Los Angeles-based production, distribution and IP management company Global Genesis Group has acquired worldwide rights to Federico Alotto’s Ulysses: A Dark Journey, starring Andrea Zirio, Danny Glover and Udo Kier.
A modern adaptation of Homer's Odyssey mixed with the legend of Eurydice, the story chronicles Ulysses, a wounded and tormented soldier, who goes on a fantastic journey in search for his lost wife in hell. On the way, he encounters "psychedelic beauties, enchanting creatures and his own inner demons," according to a plot description.
Italy's Adrama Srl, which aims to make modern international movies based on ancient stories, produced the film.
"We have »
- Georg Szalai
A new teaser poster for Shane Black's The Predator reboot has been revealed and it puts a new twist on a classic quote from the original John McTiernan movie from 1987. While we've seen one picture of a Predator from the set in Vancouver, that's about all we know aside from the cast. Even the photo doesn't shed much light about what could be happening in the movie unless Predator hunters have teamed up with humans to fight something worse than humans and Predator hunters. Or maybe they're just joyriding in a tank. An official teaser poster has been spotted at the Licensing Expo currently being held in Las Vegas.
The new teaser poster comes to us courtesy of Collider and it contains a twist on a familiar quote from the original movie. The line, "You are one beautiful mother &@%!$" is credited to Olivia Munn's character Casey from the upcoming The Predator. »
23 May 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Danny Glover and John C. McGinley star in the feature about a priest that has a crisis of faith when he falls in love with a woman. Zachary Spicer and Wrenn Schmidt also star in the movie from writer-director Paul Shoulberg, who drew on the true story of his parents — a small-town priest and a practicing nun.
Broad Green will distribute The Good Catholic in select »
- Mia Galuppo
Paul Shoulberg directed from his own script with Zachary Spicer, Wrenn Schmidt (“Outcast”), John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”), and Danny Glover starring. The story is based on Shoulberg’s parents and serves as a tribute to Shoulberg’s recently deceased father, Donald Shoulberg, who was a small town priest who fell in love with a woman who at the time was a practicing nun.
“The Good Catholic” had its world premiere at the 2017 Santa Barbara Film Festival where it won the Panavision Spirit Award for Best Feature Film. It also won the Leonardo Da Vinci Horse Award for Best Screenplay at the Milan International Film Festival.
Spicer portrays an idealistic priest »
- Dave McNary
This summer, Andy Samberg is trading in his police badge for a very tight pair of biking shorts.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star is headlining a new HBO mockumentary special, Tour de Pharmacy, set in the cutthroat world of competitive cycling. HBO just announced a premiere date for Pharmacy — Saturday, July 8 at 10/9c — and the new trailer, posted above, promises plenty of laughs… and even more stars.
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The grainy video action takes place at the 1982 Tour de France, where just about every cyclist is doped up on performance-enhancing drugs. »
HBO and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and Saturday Night Live veteran Andy Samberg will be tackling the world of performance-enhancing drugs in the comedic Tour de Pharmacy, a mockumentary about the “dark and fictitious time in cycling history”: the 1982 Tour de France where everyone, apparently, was doping on drugs to win the race. Watch the trailer here…
In 1982, the sport’s most venerable, time-honored race was marred by the doping of virtually all of its competitors. Riddled with nefarious characters, that year’s competition was a hornet’s nest of moral depravity. Through the perspective of five riders, Tour de Pharmacy gives an inside look into the grim realities of the darkest event in a sport notoriously tainted by controversy.
- Ricky Church
An HBO special presentation starring and executive produced by Andy Samberg and executive produced by Murray Miller (“King of the Hill”; HBO’s “Girls”) premieres Saturday, July 8 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt exclusively on HBO. “Tour de Pharmacy,” a fictional sports mockumentary, takes on the professional world of cycling in 1982. The satire follows five riders during a dark and controversial fictitious time in cycling history, marked by doping of virtually all competitors. The series features numerous guest stars, including: John Cena, Daveed Diggs, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fielder, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Joe Buck, Mike Tyson, J.J. Abrams, and Lance Armstrong among many others. This marks Samberg and Miller’s second HBO collaboration, following the 2015 tennis mockumentary “7 Days in Hell.” Jake Szymanski will direct and co-executive produce, Murray Miller »
- Rebecca Rubin
Film is based on article in The New Yorker magazine.
Endgame Entertainment financed and produced the crime drama that just wrapped production in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Old Man And The Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, from his escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
Lowery wrote and directed the film based on a short story by David Grann that appeared in The New Yorker.
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The Endgame Entertainment production just wrapped in Cincinnati, Ohio. The film is written and directed by David Lowery (“Pete’s Dragon”) based on a short story by David Grann for The New Yorker, published in 2003.
The film also stars Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits and Tika Sumpter. Producers are Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern, Condé Nast Entertainment’s Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler, Wildwood Enterprises, Identity Films’ Anthony Mastromauro, Sailor Bear’s Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston and Bill Holderman.
- Dave McNary
18 May 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Fox Searchlight has picked up the North American and U.K. distribution rights to Old Man and the Gun, the latest film from Ain't Them Bodies Saints filmmaker David Lowery, the company announced Thursday.
The movie is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), tracking him from his escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to a string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Affleck), who »
- Borys Kit
If you haven’t seen the movie Maverick then I highly recommend that you do. It’s a very underrated comedy starring Mel Gibson, James Garner, and Jodie Foster loosely based on a TV show that Garner starred in of the same name. Looking back on the film there are a ton of hilarious lines as well as actors with parts in the film that were memorable. James Coburn was awesome in this film, as was Alfred Molina and Graham Greene. But perhaps the best appearance in the film was a short cameo by none other than Danny Glover. Moviephone best described
- Nat Berman
Exclusive: Margaret Avery, The Walking Dead‘s Xander Berkeley and Neal McDonough have been cast in Screen Gems’ upcoming thriller Proud Mary, starring Taraji P. Henson as hit woman Mary Goodwin. Danny Glover (Almost Christmas) has also officially joined the film along with Jahi Di'Allo Winston (The New Edition Story), Rade Serbedzija (Taken 2), and previously announced Billy Brown. Babak Najafi is directing from a script by John Stewart Newman and Christian Swegal, with… »
Author: Zehra Phelan
After successfully dabbling in feature length films, Netflix has stumped up the cash to venture into their first feature length animation, America: The Motion picture and have secured Channing Tatum to voice the character of the first President of the United States, George Washington.
It’s not only a first for Netflix. The Expendables and Zombieland 2 screenwriter, Dave Callaham, has penned the feature, his first animation too. Matt Thompson takes the helm in the director’s chair, Thompson also teams up with his Floyd County and animated series Archer, partner Adam Reid with Callaham to act as producers on the film with Tatum with his Free Association partners Peter Kiernan and Reid Carolin, and The Lego Movie and Tatum’s Jump Street directors Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Will Allegra at Lord Miller.
There is a whole host of exceptional talent »
- Zehra Phelan
Tom Jolliffe celebrates the cinematic delights of 1987…
The 80’s mark a special period in cinema for me. It’s predominantly an age thing. I grew up throughout the 80’s, soaking in some fantastic films. It was a rising golden age of blockbusters which took the foundations of what guys like Spielberg and Lucas launched in the late 70’s, as that stark, gritty and dramatically challenging output that delivered some of the best films of all time (The Godfather and more), gave way to more crowd pleasing, optimistic fare. The cinematic landscape went from the likes of The French Connection, The Conversation, and Chinatown to the more light-hearted Star Wars or Jaws.
As blockbusters swarmed the cinemas and multiplexes began spreading, audiences demanded entertainment. That trend has carried on and intensified and it’s truer than ever in these days of Marvel adaptations. The 80’s got me into cinema. That passion »
- Amie Cranswick
You want to resist the urge to reduce things to a black and white view, but if you were going to look at anyone in the indie movie scene and say there were winning, well, frankly, David Lowery is winning. The filmmaker behind “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” is arguably one of the best directors working today. And he’s on a total roll. The jump to the big leagues with Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” was no sell-out move or film where the studio took control; Lowery’s adaptation of the cartoon was genuinely tender and heartfelt.
- Rodrigo Perez
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
– Fox Searchlight will acquire the U.S., Canada and U.K. rights to to “The Old Man And The Gun,” Deadline reports. Director David Lowery’s drama stars Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek and Danny Glover and begins shooting on April 3.
Based on a true story, the film centers on bank robber and 17-time prison escapee Forrest Tucker (Redford). Affleck plays a detective obsessed with bringing Tucker to justice while Spacek plays Tucker’s love interest. The film is produced by Conde Nast Entertainment Wildwood Enterprises and Identity Films.
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– Grasshopper Film has acquired the U.S. rights »
- Graham Winfrey
Could David Lowery have two of the year’s finest films? After coming to Sundance Film Festival with the best feature of the fest, A Ghost Story (our review), he’s starting production on his follow-up, The Old Man and the Gun, early next month, which could give him more than enough time to sneak it out by year’s end. Ahead of the shoot, he’s also already secured distribution and has now expanded his cast. Led by Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, and Sissy Spacek, check out a new synopsis below.
Forrest Tucker (Redford) has been on the wrong side of the law since he was a teen. He grew into a career bank robber who broke out of prison 18 times, including a daring escape from San Quentin at age 70. The film covers his twilight years, and an unprecedented string of daring heists that confound authorities and enchants the public. »
- Jordan Raup
Exclusive: Fox Searchlight is closing a deal for distribution rights in the U.S., Canada and UK to Old Man And The Gun, the David Lowery-directed drama that teams Robert Redford and Casey Affleck. Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter and Isiah Whitlock are also set and Tom Waits and Elizabeth Moss are negotiating to join a film that begins shooting April 3 in Cincinnati. Redford plays the title character in a film based on the true story that originated in a 2003 New Y… »
Exclusive: Tika Sumpter, who starred as Michelle Obama in Southside With You, has been cast in David Lowery's The Old Man And The Gun, co-starring opposite Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford, who is attached to produce. Based on a 2003 New Yorker article by David Grann, the pic follows Forrest Tucker (Redford), an outlaw with 18 successful prison breaks and a lifetime of bank robberies to his name. Affleck plays a detective who becomes captivated… »
17 March 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
After the murder of his older brother, a black 24-year-old teacher, by a young, white 19-year-old mechanic, Ford spent ten years trying to make sense of the tragedy that left his family grief-stricken. The doc looks at the murder through a historical lens, delving into racial justice and geography.
Strong Island had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and went on to screen at Berlin.
- Mia Galuppo
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