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New A Walk Among The Tombstones Images: Liam Neeson and Dan Stevens Are on the Hunt

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Universal Pictures has released some new A Walk Among the Tombstones images from director Scott Frank’s (The Lookout) upcoming dark crime thriller.  The film stars Liam Neeson as an alcoholic ex-cop who investigates the kidnapping of a heroin drug lord’s wife, teaming up with a heroin trafficker (Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens) and his brother to hunt down the men responsible for the crime.  While on the surface this could be seen as another cash-in on Neeson’s “badass hunting down bad people” movie genre, I’m highly encouraged by the involvement of Frank.  He penned the scripts for Out of Sight and Minority Report and I was a big fan of his previous directorial effort The Lookout, so it’s with some degree of anticipation that I’m looking forward to this one.   Moreover, Stevens proves in The Guest that he’s more than capable of handling a darker role, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Horrible Bosses Go All Day And A Night To Produce Prison Comedy

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Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who co-wrote 2011′s breakout black comedy Horrible Bosses, are teaming up again to produce All Day and a Night, a prison-set action-comedy scribed by Paul Ruehl and the late Lester Lewis from an idea by Goldstein and Daley.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, All Day and a Night (which is prison slang for a life sentence without possibility of parole) will follow “a TV news crew that heads to prison to chronicle the life of two guards. But when a violent prison riot breaks out, the crew becomes stranded inside with the guards.” No cast has yet been set for the comedy, but Relativity Studios is attached to produce, finance and distribute.

Ruehl was a writer and co-producer for MTV’s raunchy high school comedy series The Hard Times of Rj Berger, while Lewis, who died in March of last year, worked as a »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Michelle Dockery Will Be Queen Of The Earth With Elisabeth Moss

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Though her supporting role as a flight attendant in the Liam Neeson actioner Non-Stop was a bit of a bust, not giving the talented actress much of an opportunity to show off her dramatic chops, Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery still feels like she’s on the cusp of a major Hollywood breakthrough. Now, the actress has joined another promising project that should help her star rise even higher – indie thriller Queen of the Earth.

Dockery stars with Top of the Lake actress Elisabeth Moss in the psychological thriller, which will be directed by Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip). It centers on two women who take a trip to a remote beach house in hopes of escaping the daily grind and other pressures in their busy lives. Though they’re lifelong best friends, the pair eventually acknowledge the growing disconnect between each other, allowing their suspicions about one another to cross over into reality. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Michelle Dockery to join Mad Men star Elizabeth Moss in Queen of Earth

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Michelle Dockery has teamed up with Elizabeth Moss to star in upcoming indie movie Queen of Earth.

The Downton Abbey star and Mad Men actress will share the lead in Alex Ross Perry's psychological thriller, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dockery and Moss will play two former best friends who retreat to a beach house to escape the pressure of their busy day-to-day lives. The pair soon discover how distanced and separated they've become from one another, leading to suspicion and isolation.

Perry also wrote Queen of Earth, and previously directed Moss in 2014's Listen Up Philip, co-starring Jason Schwartzman and Krysten Ritter.

The movie will be produced by Joe Swanberg, who wrote and directed 2013 comedy Drinking Buddies starring Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick.

Dockery recently received her third Emmy nomination her role as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey. She is in contention for the Lead Actress prize at this year's ceremony, »

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‘The Killing’s’ Joel Kinnaman Signs With Wme

21 August 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joel Kinnaman has inked with Wme for representation.

He first broke out in the “Snabba Cash” film series before he was cast in his star-making role on the TV series “The Killing.”

The actor can be seen in the fourth season of “The Killing,” which is streaming on Netflix. He starred earlier this year in Sony and MGM’s “RoboCop.”

He has several films set to bow in the next year, including Summit’s “Child 44″ opposite Tom Hardy and “Run All Night” opposite Liam Neeson.

He continues to be managed by Shelly Browning of Magnolia and attorney Hansen Jacobson.


- Justin Kroll

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Wme Signs Joel Kinnaman

21 August 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Wme has signed The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman, the agency said in a wide announcement. The Stockholm-bred thesp crossed over stateside as the street-tough Detective Holder on AMC’s cop show and starred in MGM and Sony’s RoboCop reboot earlier this year. The Killing was revived for a fourth season on Netflix this month. Kinnaman, previously with CAA, stars opposite Liam Neeson in WB’s 2015 crime actioner Run All Night and has Summit/Lionsgate’s Child 44 with Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, and Noomi Rapace opening in April. The fast-ascending actor first broke out in his native Sweden thanks to roles in the Johan Falk film series and Daniel Espinosa’s Snabba Cash (Easy Money) trilogy. He also appeared in Espinosa’s English-language crime pic Safe House, Lola Versus, and David Fincher’s The Girl With THe Dragon Tattoo. Kinnaman continues to be repped by manager Shelley Browning at Magnolia and attorney Hansen Jacobson. »

- Jen Yamato

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Joel Kinnaman Signs With Wme (Exclusive)

21 August 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Killing star Joel Kinnaman has landed at Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He was most recently at CAA and at UTA before that. The Swedish actor already has a full film slate ahead of him as the fourth and final season of his police serial, formerly at AMC, wraps up on Netflix. Next spring he'll appear in both Warner Bros.' crime drama Run All Night, starring opposite Liam Neeson, and Summit/Lionsgate's Soviet-era thriller Child 44, starring opposite Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. The latter film reunites him with director Daniel Espinosa, who made him a star

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Casting: Bullock, Jeong, Warburton, Kebbell

21 August 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Our Brand is Crisis

Sandra Bullock has committed to star and David Gordon Green is set to direct the political dramedy "Our Brand is Crisis" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Bullock will also exec produce with George Clooney and Grant Heslov producing.

Peter Straughan's script is based on the 2005 documentary of the same name which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America. [Source: Variety]

Untitled Dead Pool Comedy

Ken Jeong is set to star in Darren Grant's untitled comedy for Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and WWE Studios. Hulk Hogan and David Hasselhoff also star.

The satire follows a debt-ridden nightclub owner who sets out to win his long-running celebrity death pool by attempting to kill his chosen celebrity David Hasselhoff. Peter Hoare penned the script and shooting begins next month in Los Angeles. [Source: Screen]

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Patrick Warburton has signed on to reprise his »

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Liam Neeson to Present ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ at Zurich Film Festival

21 August 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Liam Neeson is to present his latest film, the crime drama “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” in the Gala Premieres section of the Zurich Film Festival.

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, the pic stars Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. Pic follows Scudder as he helps a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then murdered his wife.

Written and directed by Scott Frank (“The Lookout”), the film also stars Sebastian Roche, and is produced by Jersey FilmsDanny DeVito, Double Feature FilmsMichael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust and Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver.

The fest, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, runs Sept. 25-Oct. 5.


- Leo Barraclough

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Liam Neeson heading to Zurich

21 August 2014 3:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Taken star to present new thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones.

Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson is to present crime drama A Walk Among the Tombstones at this year’s Zurich Film Festival (Sep 25 - Oct 5).

The film, written and directed by Scott Frank (Out of Sight), will screen as part of the festival’s gala premieres strand on Oct 3 at the Cinema Corso.

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, the films stars Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law.

When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and brutally murdered his wife, the Pi learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime. Scudder races to track them through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

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Sigourney Weaver to Play Your Disappointed Grandma in ‘A Monster Calls’

20 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If you’re going to have someone on your side to protect you from bad guys and guide you through life’s trials and tribulations, there is probably nobody better than Sigourney Weaver to get the job done. But although she’s one of the most badass action stars in film history, she’s leaving the niceties to Liam Neeson this time around. Weaver has signed on to the cast of the children’s fantasy flick A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the brilliant 2011 novel from Patrick Ness that will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) and feature Neeson as the title creature. The actress is taking on something a little more frosty in the film, playing grandmother to 13-year-old protagonist Conor, whose life is especially complicated with a double whammy of brutal bullying from classmates at school and his mother’s (Felicity Jones) prognosis of terminal cancer. The »

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Sigourney Weaver Joins Liam Neeson in A Monster Calls

20 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Sigourney Weaver has joined Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones in a fantasy film called A Monster Calls, which is based on Patrick Ness’ award-winning children's novel. 

The film is being directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible), and the story follows "a young boy who attempts to deal with bullying at the hands of his classmates, and his mother's terminal illness, by escaping into a fantastical world through the guidance of a tree monster."

Weaver will play the boy’s grandmother, Jones is playing the boys mother, and Neeson is playing the monster. I really like the concept of the story, and the cast they've brought together to bring it to life so far is fantastic. The movie is set to be released in October 2016.

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A Monster Calls Toby Kebbell

20 August 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

On tap for you today is the latest bit of casting news for Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, which is already loaded up with star power. Read on to find out to whom the titular monster has just placed a call!

Per Variety, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Fantastic Four star Toby Kebbell is in negotiations to join Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, and Liam Neeson in the film, a feature adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children's fantasy novel.

Look for it in Us theatres via River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features on October 14, 2016. It will be distributed by Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.

Produced by Belen Atienza (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage), A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a »

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Toby Kebbell Joins 'A Monster Calls'

20 August 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Toby Kebbell is quite in-demand as of late. With a major role in Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, and his work as "Dr. Doom" in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, he's well on his way to becoming a household name. The Hollywood Reporter is now sharing news that the actor is in talks to join A Monster Calls.

The film, which all ready includes the talents of Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver, is a dark fantastical tale. It centers on a young boy, coping with bullying and a father that's never there, who escapes into a fantastical world at night with the help of a monstrous, talking tree outside of his window (voiced by Neeson).

Kebbell would be playing the boy's father. 

Juan Antonio Bayona is directing A Monster Calls, which is based on the book by Patrick Ness

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Pierce Brosnan Thriller ‘November Man’ Has a Sequel in Development

20 August 2014 8:05 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Liam Neeson will be back on the big screen as Bryan Mills in Taken 3 next January, Arnold Schwarzenegger has Terminator: Genisys coming out in Summer 2015, and Sylvester Stallone is training in anticipation of Rambo 5 being his next movie. That is to say, being part of the 60 and Over Club is far from a problem for established action stars nowadays. Heck, Denzel Washington joins that club this December and yet his upcoming vehicle The Equalizer could give the Oscar-winner his first action franchise.

So really, it doesn’t come as a shock that Pierce Brosnan – who hung up his 007 hat twelve years ago with Die Another Day – is jumping back into the ...

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'A Monster Calls' Toby Kebbell & Sigourney Weaver to Fantasy Cast

20 August 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Earlier this year, Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones joined the cast of A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the children's fantasy novel by Patrick Ness from director Juan Antonio Bayona. Now THR pegs two more cast members with Sigourney Weaver and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Toby Kebbell joining the story about a young boy dealing with his mother's debilitating illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales. Neeson is playing the titular monsters who befriends the boy and tells him stories, but the two new cast members will be playing human characters. Weaver will be playing the young boy's no-nonsense grandmother while Kebbell will play his father, who has a history of not being there for the boy. And now we know that Jones will be playing the boy's mother. This sounds like a great fantasy with a strong emotional core, »

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Toby Kebbell Boards A Monster Calls

20 August 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You may not know Toby Kebbell, but the actor’s star has been rising steadily over the past ten years. This past summer, he took on the mo-cap role of antagonist Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – but prior to that, the British thesp had earned raves for his parts in Dead Man’s Shoes, Control and RocknRolla. And rest assured, if you currently can’t picture his face, just wait. He’ll play Doctor Doom in Josh Trank’s anticipated Fantastic Four reboot, and now we’ve learned that Kebbell is also climbing on board the dark fantasy A Monster Calls.

Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) is directing the adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children’s book, which was in turn based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd. Bayona, whose past credits also include bone-chilling ghost story The Orphanage, has been putting together »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Top Five Funniest Movies Of 2014 So Far

20 August 2014 1:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’re over half way through the year now and the end of the summer is upon us, but rather than feeling down while those nights draw in, and the days become shorter, we thought we’d recap our favourite five funny movies of the year to cheer you up. So, get your chin up and take a look at our top five of 2014 so far.

5. The Muppets Most Wanted

It may not have done as well as its predecessor, but James Bobin’s hilarious Muppet movie sequel Muppets Most Wanted gave us a chuckle or ten when it was released in cinemas back in March. Now available on DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as digital download, the Ricky Gervais, Miss Piggy and Kermit starrer is definitely one to see if you’re a fan of our furry friends.

4. Bad Neighbours

This Seth Rogen and Zac Efron starrer came out »

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'Alien' and 'Avatar' star Sigourney Weaver joins ‘A Monster Calls’

19 August 2014 8:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Sigourney Weaver will star in another creature feature. No, not a new "Alien" film or an "Avatar" sequel, but instead Juan Antonio Bayona’s "A Monster Calls." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weaver will play the grandmother of a young boy who processes his mother’s cancer by having late-night chats with a monster. Felicity Jones is playing the mom while Liam Neeson’s on board as the monster. "A Monster Calls," which hits theaters on Oct. 14, 2016, is based on Patrick Ness’ novel of the same name, which was based on a concept created by the late Siobhan Dowd. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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The Fantastic Four's Toby Kebbell Eyes A Monster Calls

19 August 2014 5:21 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

On the heels of yesterday's report of Sigourney Weaver's involvement in the film comes an update from The Hollywood Reporter that Toby Kebbell, who plays Doctor Doom in the upcoming The Fantastic Four, will star in Juan Antonio Bayona's A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the award-winning children.s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness. Also attached are Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones. »

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