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After joining the Navy in Peter Berg's action adaptation of the board game Battleship, it looks like Liam Neeson is getting back in uniform again (kind of). The Wrap reports the Taken and Run All Night star is being eye to lead Narco Sub, a drug-trafficking thriller that was once going to be directed by the late Tony Scott before his tragic death in 2012. Since then, filmmakers like Doug Liman and Antoine Fuqua have flirted with the project, but none of them have stuck with it. And now it will be "Game of Thrones" helmer Brian Kirk directing the film for 20th Century Fox and producers Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg. The story follows a notorious Ecuadorian drug lord who forces a disgraced American naval officer to navigate a cocaine-packed submarine past the U.S. Coast Guard. the title refers to the custom-made ocean-going self-propelled submersible vessel built by drug traffickers to smuggle drugs, »
- Ethan Anderton
Deepwater Horizon examines the causes of the greatest oil spill in Us history, which occurred off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Rodriguez is being eyed for the role of Andrea Fleytas, an oil rig operator who was reprimanded when she attempted to signal a warning for the impending spill.
Wahlberg will also be starring in the movie as an electrician aboard the doomed oil rig.
Deepwater Horizon opens in the Us on September 30, 2016. No UK date has been set as yet.
Rodriguez's breakout role in The CW's Jane the Virgin »
As much as there are certain actors I really enjoy watching on-screen, I also enjoy seeing unfamiliar faces and discovering new talents, whether in leading or supporting roles, so I'm quite happy to hear the relatively-unknown Gina Rodriguez is in talks to co-star alongside Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg's Deepwater Horizon, according to The Wrap. Rodriguez took home a Golden Globe earlier this year for her role in "Jane the Virgin", a show I've briefly read about but never seen. Other than that, her oeuvre consists primarily of roles in independent films and shorts, as well as non-recurring roles in other television shows, so I'm interested to see what qualities she'll bring to the project, though it'll be quite some time before we see the film given its September 30, 2016 release date. As for other actresses vying for the role, Kristen Stewart was closest to hopping aboard before Rodriguez took the driver's seat, »
- Jordan Benesh
The true story tale deals with the 2010 Bp oil rig explosion that killed eleven crew members and resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Wahlberg plays Mike Williams, an electrician on the rig.
Rodriguez will play the female lead, Andrea Fleytas, who was overseeing the oil rig's navigation machinery when she noticed that no one had issued a distress signal. After she tried to contact the Coast Guard, she was reprimanded for her actions.
Rodriguez reportedly beat out Kristen Stewart for the coveted role in the film which Peter Berg is directing from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan. The film is expected to go into production relatively soon to meet its September 2016 release date. »
- Garth Franklin
Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez is in talks to star alongside Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon for Lionsgate. If a deal is finalized, The Wrap reveals she will play the female lead, Andrea Fleytas. The project is based on the true story of the 2010 Bp oil rig explosion that killed 11 crew members and resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
Mark Wahlberg is starring as Mike Williams, an electrician on the oil rig. Gina Rodriguez's Andrea Fleytas was overseeing the oil rig's navigation machinery when she noticed that no one had issued a distress signal. After she tried to contact the Coast Guard, she was reprimanded for her actions. Gina Rodriguez beat out Kristen Stewart for the coveted role.
Lionsgate and Participant are currently courting Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez for a leading role in Deepwater Horizon. Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), the film has Mark Walhberg attached to star in a disaster actioner based on the events surrounding the Bp oil spill in 2010.
The cataclysmic explosion took place in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the oil rig Deepwater Horizon, which led to the world’s largest reported oil spillage that took the lives of many riggers caught on deck, and continued to seep oil into the ocean for three months.
The aforementioned studios consolidated forces to snare the rights back in 2011 to a New York Times article detailing the disaster. “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” written by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul has since been adapted into a screenplay by Berg’s long-time collaborator Matthew Michael Carnahan.
Rodriguez, who reportedly beat Kristen Stewart for the role, »
- Gem Seddon
Lionsgate, Participant Media and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are producing “Deepwater Horizon,” which details the 2010 explosion on the Bp rig that resulted in the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. The film will be released on Sept. 30, 2016.
The 2010 explosion of Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 men working on the platform and injured 17 others. The subsequent gusher wasn’t capped for three months.
Wahlberg will portray an electrician on the oil rig, while Rodriguez is in talks to play Andrea Fleytas, the 23-year-old who was monitoring the oil rig’s safety systems in the moments before the explosion. She testified later that she »
- Dave McNary
Fresh off her Golden Globe win for “Jane the Virgin,” Gina Rodriguez has landed the female lead opposite Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Lionsgate and Participant Media are teaming with Lorenzo di Bonaventura on “Deepwater Horizon,” which chronicles the 2010 Bp oil spill. A representative for Lionsgate declined to comment on the casting. Also Read: Golden Globe Awards: ‘Jane The Virgin’ Star Gina Rodriguez Wins CW’s First Ever Trophy (Video) Wahlberg is set to play Mike Williams, an electrician aboard the doomed oil rig, while Rodriguez is in early talks to play. »
- Jeff Sneider
Thanks to her fresh, funny and Golden Globe-awarded breakthrough performance in Us TV drama Jane The Virgin, Gina Rodriguez has become less of a rising star and more of a shooting one. While she’s had several film roles and worked behind the scenes on a variety of shorts, she’s now in talks for what could be her most visible job yet, co-starring with Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon.Peter Berg recently took over directing the based-on reality drama, which charts the events on the Bp oil rig in the 48 hours leading up to the 2010 disaster and the day itself. The behind-the-scenes tale will highlight stories of real-life heroism around the incident, which were not made public at the time but appeared in the script’s source material, the New York Times article titled 'Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour'. The paper’s piece chronicled how 11 people were killed »
Fur fever! Rihanna was spotted at the airport in New York City on Wednesday, sporting leather Simone Rocha mules with feathers on the soles. Even though her furry footwear resembles bedroom slippers, the designer duds actually cost a whopping $560! The "FourFiveSeconds" singer paired her show-stopping shoes with loose-fitting boyfriend jeans, an Anthony Vaccarello gray sweatshirt and a Dsquared2 leather shearling coat. RiRi isn't the only fashionista to wear shoes with eye-catching details. Back in December 2014, Kim Kardashian wore a pair of Celine sandals, which stood out because of the rabbit fur-lined inner sole. The 27-year-old star isn't only creating buzz for her sassy style, but she's also starring in her own documentary. According to Deadline, Peter Berg -- who worked with the singer on "Battleship" -- is directing a film that will examine "Rihanna's life and how she's ascended to become a global icon," and will be a "character study. »
- tooFab Staff
The Bajan star's rise to fame and her current status as one of the most recognised women on the planet will be documented in a theatrical release by the director's new production company Film 45.
It has been described as an "unfiltered look into Rihanna's life and how she's ascended to become a global icon".
Berg added that he liked the idea of examining "a young artist at the top of her professional field", and that the documentary will be "much more a character study than a music film".
It marked Rihanna's first foray into acting, with the star's follow-up »
Rihanna, you beautiful, mysterious specimen. What do we have to get inside that mystical head of yours? Well actually now, thanks to the genius of Peter Berg, nothing. According to Deadline, the writer/director/producer/creator of Friday Night Lights is set to direct a documentary about the superstar. A source tells the site the flick will examine "Rihanna's life and how she's ascended to become a global icon," and will be a "character study." How many ways are there to say that we've been waiting for this all of our lives? Or, at least since, like, 2007. So far those are the only details that have emerged about the project, but we have complete confidence in Berg, if for »
Deadline reports that Lone Survivor director Peter Berg has formed a new production arm with State Of Play producer Matt Goldberg titled Film 45. The company aims to produce non-scripted and branded entertainment for release across a multitude of platforms. Included in this announcement are details of the outfit’s upcoming slate, which is set to include a reunion for the helmer with his Battleship star Rihanna.
First out of the gate will be a theatrical music documentary that’s described as an “unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon.” To gain a better sense of its ambition, it has apparently been dubbed a “contemporary take” on the Bob Dylan 1975 rock documentary masterpiece Don’t Look Back. Berg specifically addressed his intentions for the shoot, which he hopes will examine “a young artist at the top of her professional field” for a »
- Gem Seddon
It would seem that Peter Berg and Rihanna got along splendidly on the set of the big budget disaster "Battleship." Aside from minor appearances in "This Is The End" and "Annie," it stands as her first major acting role, though she voices a character in the upcoming "Home." Deadline reveals that Berg has been tapped to helm a feature length documentary about the pop star. The project is being compared to D.A. Pennebaker's iconic look at Bob Dylan in "Don't Look Back," so yeah, the bar is way up there. It's also being described as a "character study" rather than focusing particularly on music, tracking Rihanna's rise to fame. No word yet on when this Rihanna project might materialize, but no matter how excited you might be, you'll never top this superfan's devotion. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Peter Berg cast Rihanna in his film Battleship, and now he’s going to direct a documentary about her. With producer Matthew Goldberg, Peter Berg recently launched a new production outfit called Film 45, which will create “non-scripted and branded entertainment for film, TV and other platforms.” One of the first productions from the company will be […]
- Russ Fischer
After giving R&B pop superstar Rihanna a pivotal role in his ridiculous action flick Battleship, director Peter Berg will turn the camera on her real life. Deadline reports the Lone Survivor and Hancock directing is launching a new production company called Film 45 with a specialty in non-scripted programming for television and film, and one of the first projects will be a theatrical feature documentary about Rihanna. Berg will direct the film himself and it's described as a contemporary version of the 1967 Bob Dylan documentary Don't Look Back as the filmmaker intends to dig deep into Rihanna's life and her rise to fame. Berg says this will be "much more a character study than a music film," so while there will certainly be some concert footage, it sounds like this will be more about life as a currently successful pop star than anything. Berg has dabbled in documentary work »
- Ethan Anderton
Rihanna will be the subject of a theatrical, feature-length documentary, to be directed by Lone Survivor's Peter Berg, Deadline reports. The project will reportedly be a modern attempt at Bob Dylan's Don't Look Back, giving an unfiltered look at Rihanna's ascent to music-industry royalty and functioning more as a character study rather than a music film. (Un)fortunately, it probably won't be in 3-D like Katy Perry's Part of Me, but it's way too early to tell. Untitled as of now, the Rihanna film is one of Berg's first for his new production company, Film 45, which will focus on non-scripted and branded entertainment. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Director Peter Berg has launched a production banner for unscripted material, starting with a series on U.S. Special Forces for History.
Film 45 is a separate entity from Berg’s Film 44 film and TV company that is home to his narrative projects. Berg has partnered with producer Matthew Goldberg, who will serve as president of the Santa Monica-based company.
Film 45 is also working on a theatrical feature about singer Rihanna, which is billed as a contemporary version of the 1967 Bob Dylan tour documentary “Don’t Look Back.”
“This is an exciting time for unscripted and we are fully committed to being a part of this robust and creative medium,” Berg said.
History has given an eight-episode order to the docu series that is in the vein of Berg’s 2013 feature “Lone Survivor,” following men and women of the U.S. Special Forces, examining the triumphs and tragedies of the modern battleground. »
- Seth Kelley
Filmmaker Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), principal of film/TV production company Film 44, has launched a new production company, Film 45, focused on non-scripted and branded entertainment for film, TV and other platforms. Film 45 formalizes a partnership between Berg and TV/documentary producer Matthew Goldberg (CNN's The Sixties), who have been working together on Berg’s HBO Sports series On Freddie Roach and State Of Play. Goldberg serves as President of Film 45, which is… »
Three years ago, when Universal adapted Hasbro’s Battleship to the screen, critics understandably turned their nose up at the concept of transforming a board game into a fully-fledged feature film — and rightly so, given Peter Berg’s underwhelming end product. But does one bad apple really spoil the bunch? That’s the question Lionsgate will now ask of We’re the Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber, who has signed on to helm the studio’s big-screen adaptation of strategy board game, Dust.
News first broke via The Hollywood Reporter, with Thurber revealing his excitement for the idiosyncratic project.
“It’s a cool spin on a genre that I’ve loved for a long time and it opens up narrative avenues that are just thrilling,” said Thurber. “It’s all my nine year-old fantasies wrapped in one thing, a World War Two mash-up.”
Essentially, Dust is a tabletop strategy game and, »
- Michael Briers
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