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As Relativity Implodes, Filmmakers Are Left in Limbo

30 July 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marc Klein has spent the last four months working on a script for Relativity called “The Lost Wife,” a World War II love story set during the Holocaust. He traveled to Auschwitz and Czech Republic for research, but now the project — and the rest of his paycheck — hang in limbo, after the studio that backed it filed for bankruptcy on Thursday.

“This isn’t something I’d be able to write at a major studio,” Klein said. “It’s a story that Hollywood could tell and isn’t anymore. The one company who did is now bankrupt. That’s a bummer. They’ve been nothing but great to me.”

Beyond his own project, Klein says that Relativity’s financial meltdown will send shockwaves throughout he entertainment industry. “It’s a sad day for the movie business,” says Klein, who also worked with Relativity as the co-writer of “Mirror Mirror,” starring Julia Roberts. »

- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh

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Bullock's 'Crisis' Dated, Oscar Predictions Updated

27 July 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Warner Bros. has officially dated David Gordon Green's political thriller Our Brand is Crisis starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton for a Oct. 30 release date, just ahead of tomorrow's Toronto Film Festival lineup being announced. Coincidencec Not likely, though I could just be hopefully optimistic. The film is an adaptation of the 2005 documentary of the same name, which follows a group of American consultants who accept the challenge of getting an unpopular Bolivian president re-elected. Bullock plays maverick political consultant, "Calamity" Jane Bodine, who comes out of retirement to lead the team, while Thornton portrays her nemesis, Pat Candy. Zoe Kazan, Anthony Mackie, Scoot McNairy, Ann Dowd and Joaquim de Almeida co-star. As far as Oscar predictions are concerned, I previously neglected to include Bullock on my list of Best Actress contenders, a shameful enough move that she's now debuting in my #5 slot as I shuffled the deck »

- Brad Brevet

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New Dates For "Crisis," Linklater's Next

27 July 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A couple of key release date changes of note today.

Warner Bros. Pictures has given an awards-season release date of October 30th to David Gordon Green's political drama "Our Brand Is Crisis" starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton.

An adaptation of the 2005 documentary, the story follows a group of American consultants hired to get an unpopular Bolivian president re-elected.

In other news and coming off the awards success of "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's untitled baseball comedy has scored an April 15th 2016 release.

Formerly titled "That's What I'm Talking About," Blake Jenner stars as a new pitcher on a highly ranked college baseball team that also parties extensively.

Finally, Universal has given the sequel to its Zac Efron and Seth Rogen comedy "Neighbors" a new title. Production Weekly says the film will go by the moniker "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising". It has also been pushed back by a »

- Garth Franklin

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Benicio del Toro, 'Star Wars' villain?

24 July 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Leading this week's edition of 10 Stories You Might have missed: Benicio del Toro is eyed for a baddie role in a galaxy far, far away... Angelina Jolie may have a new gig lined up, and it may be at Netflix... Will Lebron James be the face of... "Space Jam 2?" Billy Bob Thornton signs on to his first TV role since "Fargo"... Prince reveals a new, socially-conscious lyric video... James Franco has a book project with Lana Del Rey, we guess... And more! »

- Katie Hasty

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‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ Gets October Launch Date For Warners

24 July 2015 7:02 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Warner Bros has staked out a Halloween weekend release date for Our Brand Is Crisis, the political comedy-drama starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob ThorntonDavid Gordon Green’s film is based on the likewise-titled 2005 documentary by Rachel Boynton that focuses on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences. Bullock stars in the feature as "Calamity" Jane Bodine, a retired political consultant brought in to help an unpopular Bolivian president… »

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Sandra Bullock’s ‘Crisis’ Gets Awards Season Release Date

24 July 2015 6:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has given an awards-season release date of Oct. 30 to political drama “Our Brand Is Crisis,” starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton.

David Gordon Green directed from a screenplay by Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”). The film is an adaptation of the 2005 documentary of the same name, which follows a group of American consultants who accept the challenge of getting an unpopular Bolivian president re-elected. In the upcoming feature, Bullock plays a maverick political consultant, “Calamity” Jane Bodine, who comes out of retirement to lead the team, while Thornton portrays her enemy.

Anthony Mackie, Scoot McNairy, Zoe Kazan, Ann Dowd, Reynaldo Pacheco, Dominic Flores, Louis Arcella, Octavio Gomez Berrios and Joaquim de Almeida also star.

Smokehouse Pictures principals George Clooney and Grant Heslov produced, with Bullock, Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, and Stuart Besser serving as executive producers.

Our Brand Is Crisis” will open »

- Dave McNary

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Billy Bob Thornton: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

24 July 2015 5:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

I sat down with Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor, director and musician Billy Bob Thornton for Venice Magazine in October of 2001. He had a slate of very diverse projects he was promoting: his first solo music album, "Private Radio," as well as the films "Monster's Ball," "Bandits," and "The Man Who Wasn't There." My strongest memory is of Thornton's quiet intensity and an undercurrent of Southern affability, which came out once he decided you were okay. He seemed to feel that way about me after I shared with him my idolatry of legendary filmmaker Fred Zinnemann, something we shared. I also remember his unusual diet, when our lunch was served. Thornton got the biggest plate of sliced papaya I've seen to date, artfully presented. I got a seafood salad. He looked at my plate, smiled, and told me about the horrible shellfish allergy he'd been saddled with all his life, and how »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Billy Bob Thornton to star in David E. Kelley's new Amazon series, The Trial

24 July 2015 4:56 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

After a great turn in the first season of FX's Fargo, Billy Bob Thornton is sticking with TV as Variety has reported that he's signed on to David E. Kelley's new series, The Trial. The series will make its home at Amazon but unlike Amazon's other shows, The Trial has received a straight-to-series order of ten episodes instead of Amazon's usual policy of making... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Billy Bob Thornton Leads David E. Kelley Amazon Series ‘The Trial’

24 July 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Will Billy Bob Thornton‘s great role on the first season of Fargo turn out to be the place where we eventually point back to a career upswing for him? The writer/director/actor has previously complained about feeling like the films he wants to make don’t have a place in the current cinema landscape, but he’s finding a new […]

The post Billy Bob Thornton Leads David E. Kelley Amazon Series ‘The Trial’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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TV News: Rizzoli, Arrow, Trial, Till, Descendants

24 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rizzoli and Isles

TNT has renewed its long-running cop procedural "Rizzoli and Isles" for a seventh season which will kick off next Summer. The new order is for an abbreviated thirteen episodes, down from the eighteen ordered for the currently airing sixth season.

Despite the cutback, there's no talk of the show's seventh season being its last with the cast expected to renegotiate contracts for season seven. The series ranks as TNT's second-most-watched show in history, behind only "The Closer," and ranks as one of basic cable's top five series amongst total viewers. [Source: The Live Feed]

Arrow

"Star Trek: Voyager" and "Boston Public" alum Jeri Ryan is set to guest star in the upcoming fourth season of The CW's "Arrow". Ryan will play Queen family friend Jessica Danforth, an original character with political ambitions that will make her a target of a formidable antagonist.

At the same time J.R. Bourne ("Teen Wolf," "Stargate »

- Garth Franklin

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Billy Bob Thornton To Star In David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama ‘Trial’

23 July 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Billy Bob Thornton is set for the lead in Trial, the Amazon Studios drama from The Practice, Ally McBeal and Picket Fences creator David E. Kelley, which is on track for a 10-episode straight-to-series order. Kevin Costner previously had been eyed for the role but talks fell through. David Semel, who has directed the pilots for such series as Heroes, Person Of Interest, Madam Secretary, and most recently, CBS' upcoming Code Black and Amazon's The Man In The High Castle… »

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Billy Bob Thornton to Star in David E. Kelley’s Amazon Series ‘The Trial’

23 July 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Billy Bob Thornton will star in David E. Kelley’s legal drama “The Trial,” Variety has learned, as the “Fargo” alum has closed his deal to lead Amazon’s series.

The project will mark the streaming service’s first-ever straight-to-series order, as the site usually allows audiences to view pilots and provide feedback on which should be picked up.

The series follows Billy McBride, played by Thornton, a once-respectable lawyer who was ousted from the high-profile firm he co-founded. Billy now spends his days getting drunk, with the occasional case tossed his way by his ex-wife, but Billy’s professional life is turned upside down when a young lawyer who has just been fired from his old firm brings him a wrongful death case that pits him against the head of his former firm.

Thornton’s role was previously offered to Kevin Costner, who passed on the part, after engaging in talks. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Something is Bearing a Grudge in These Three Clips for Into the Grizzly Maze

23 July 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Into the Grizzly Maze has already been released through Video-on-demand, within North America (May 19th). The film will be released on DVD, in this territory on August 4th. Fans of more natural threats will want to keep this film on their radar as Into the Grizzly Maze promises an engaging cast. The film stars: James Marsden (X-men), Adam Beach (Windtalkers), Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa) and Thomas Jane (The Mist). Also, the United Kingdom distributor (Signature Entertainment) has just released three new clips for the film; each preview can be viewed here. From the story, a rogue grizzly bear is on the hunt. A true man-eater, this huge animal has his eyes on several hunters, who hope to take down this mythical beast. Unfortunately, this living brick wall is not easily overcome, nor tracked down. Now, an Alaskan community quakes in fear as this creature tears through the countryside. The »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Billy Bob Thornton to Star in David E. Kelley's Amazon Legal Drama (Exclusive)

22 July 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Billy Bob Thornton is be returning to the small screen. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Emmy-nominated Fargo alum has signed on to star in David E. Kelley's legal drama The Trial for Amazon. Sources indicate that the drama will be picked up straight to series with Thornton attached. The Trial centers on Billy McBride (Thornton), a once respectable lawyer who was ousted from the high-profile firm he co-founded. Billy now spends his days getting drunk, with the occasional case tossed his way by his ex-wife. However, Billy is reinvigorated professionally when a young lawyer who

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Small crimes get bigger in the full trailer for Fargo's second season

22 July 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Fargo was one of the surprise hits of the last television season. No one thought a take on the Coen Brothers comedic noir could work without their direct involvement, but showrunner Noah Hawley knocked it out of the park, largely thanks to stellar turns from stars Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman. With the second season set to debut in October with an all new cast, everyone is wondering if Hawley can... Read More »

- Alex Maidy

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Relativity Gets 10-Day Extension As Lenders Take More Control

25 June 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive, Updated 11:30 Am: Relativity has gotten a 10-day extension to try to get financing in place, sources tell Deadline. In addition, the company has been looking for help on a number of films, The Crow, the action-thriller Hunter Killer, the comedy Masterminds and the Halle Berry-starring Kidnap, aggressively seeking and talking to a number of players to partner or take over these and other films. Hunter Killer, starring Common and Billy Bob Thornton, hopes to go… »

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Relativity Gets 10-Day Extension As Lenders Take More Control

25 June 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive, Updated 11:30 Am: Relativity has gotten a 10-day extension to try to get financing in place, sources tell Deadline. In addition, the company has been looking for help on a number of films, The Crow, the action-thriller Hunter Killer, the comedy Masterminds and the Halle Berry-starring Kidnap, aggressively seeking and talking to a number of players to partner or take over these and other films. Hunter Killer, starring Common and Billy Bob Thornton, hopes to go… »

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Second Opinion – Entourage (2015)

21 June 2015 5:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entourage, 2015.

Directed by Doug Ellin.

Starring Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Haley Joel Osment, Constance Zimmer, Emmanuelle Chrique and Billy Bob Thornton.

 

Synopsis:

Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back – and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince’s directorial debut.

 

HBO’s Entourage, a show about the glitz, glamour and dark underbelly of Hollywood, half inspired by co-developer Mark Wahlberg’s real early life in tinsel town, is something of an acquired taste.  Therefore I should really preface this by saying how big of a fan I am.  It would be deceptive not to.  And by big, I mean massive. If fans were movie stars, I’d be Vincent Chase. Perhaps (okay, undoubtedly) that’s the reason I enjoyed this film so much; certainly, any film »

- Edward Gardiner

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Entourage review: HBO's Hollywood hit lacks big screen sparkle

19 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Doug Ellin; Screenwriter: Doug Ellin, Rob Weiss; Starring: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Billy Bob Thornton, Haley Joel Osment; Running time: 104 mins; Certificate: 15

An entertaining and undemanding watch on the small screen, HBO's Entourage lifted the lid on the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to show what it might be like to live the life of a movie A-lister. Heavy on star cameos and bro banter, the show whizzed by in 30-minute instalments and swiftly built up a cult following.

There was something hugely appealing about living vicariously through fast-rising star Vincent Chase and his boys from Queens. That's not to mention Jeremy Piven's agent Ari Gold, whose unwavering loyalty to Vince was matched only by his explosive temper.

An Entourage film has been long in the works, though its arrival long after the show's creative and pop cultural peak can't »

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The second season of FX's Fargo gets a mysterious first teaser

18 June 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

After HBO's True Detective, my most anticipated returning series is FX's Fargo. Last year's run starring Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton was a surprise that was a just successor to the Coen Bros' film. The new season feature an all new cast in a story taking place prior to the events of Fargo the film and last year's show. But, like last season, FX has begun marketing the series with mysterious, short... Read More »

- Alex Maidy

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