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Venice Film Review: ‘A Monster With a Thousand Heads’

2 September 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At a nervily compact 74 minutes, “A Monster With a Thousand Heads” often feels as if it’s unfolding in real time — even as necessary narrative logistics dictate otherwise. Such is the considerable achievement of Uruguayan-Mexican helmer Rodrigo Pla’s agitated, on-the-move hostage thriller, in which the wife of an ailing man resorts to brutally desperate measures against the insurance company refusing to fund his treatment. Tempering the strong medicine of its social justice protestations with a streak of outlandish melodrama, this “Monster” may not have quite as many facets as its title implies, but Pla’s formally deft manipulation of perspective keeps the pic both urgent and even-handed. This year’s Venice Horizons opener will be popular with festival programmers, and may pack enough genre punch for modest international distribution.

For Pla, whose more contemplative previous feature “The Delay” was Uruguay’s 2012 Oscar submission, “A Monster With a Thousand Heads »

- Guy Lodge

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'The Notebook' Will Now Make You Cry As A TV Series

12 August 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Calling all Nicholas Sparks fans! Love is in the air at the CW, as the weepie king's beloved “The Notebook” will likely soon be reborn as a televised period drama. According to Entertainment Weekly, the show will feature the esteemed pair of Noah and Allie, last seen in Nick Cassavetes’s 2004 film version of the novel. Read More: Ryan Gosling Apparently Hated Rachel McAdams While Shooting ‘The Notebook’ Here’s the official logline: “This series will follow the romantic journey of the two beloved central characters Noah and Allie, at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop of the racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores of post-World War II of the late 1940s in North Carolina.” Despite the heartbreaking scenes of the aged couple in the film, the CW series will probably only focus on the pair in their youth. »

- Samantha Vacca

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'The Notebook' Will Now Make You Cry As A TV Series

12 August 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Calling all Nicholas Sparks fans! Love is in the air at the CW, as the weepie king's beloved “The Notebook” will likely soon be reborn as a televised period drama. According to Entertainment Weekly, the show will feature the esteemed pair of Noah and Allie, last seen in Nick Cassavetes’s 2004 film version of the novel. Read More: Ryan Gosling Apparently Hated Rachel McAdams While Shooting ‘The Notebook’ Here’s the official logline: “This series will follow the romantic journey of the two beloved central characters Noah and Allie, at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop of the racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores of post-World War II of the late 1940s in North Carolina.” Despite the heartbreaking scenes of the aged couple in the film, the CW series will probably only focus on the pair in their youth. »

- Samantha Vacca

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‘The Notebook’ Series Adaptation In Works At The CW

11 August 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated: The CW is developing a new series based on The Notebook, the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks and the 2004 feature directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Set in the late 1940s North Carolina, the series would follow the romantic journey of the two beloved central characters from the film, Noah and Allie, at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop… »

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Martin Campbell in talks to direct Jackie Chan in Taken-style thriller

15 July 2015 2:57 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Jackie Chan is once again going to try and hit it big in North America with a new film tentatively titled The Foreigner. Last we heard, The Foreigner was going to be directed by Nick Cassavetes who no longer appears to be attached to the project. Instead, Casino Royale and Goldeneye director Martin Campbell is in talks to helm the revenge thriller. The Stx Entertainment thriller has a very... Read More »

- Alex Maidy

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Martin Campbell In Talks To Direct Jackie Chan's Next Film

15 July 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Last month, it was reported that the producers behind new Jackie Chan action thriller The Foreigner were in talks with Nick Cassavetes to direct the film, based on Stephen Leather’s novel The Chinaman. The movie is now untitled and Cassavetes is no longer circling, but it appears Martin Campbell is ready to take on the job instead. This actually represents a full circle for the film, as Campbell was actually involved in its development before being lured away to tackle Relativity Media’s Hunter Killer. But with that company in financial dire straights, Hunter Killer is in limbo and Campbell is once again free to take on other projects.Chan will play a restaurant owner in London’s Chinatown who is devastated in an attack orchestrated by rogue Irish terrorists. When the justice system brings him no satisfaction, he decides to track down the people responsible himself. With David Marconi »

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Vincent Chase: The career behind the ‘Entourage’ character

19 June 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Entourage hits cinemas in the UK this weekend, so we thought we’d take a look back at the show’s fictional A-list Hollywood actor – the great Vincent Chase. Vincent Chase, Entourage

Entourage may just have been the perfect thirty-minute comedy/drama series of the last few decades. It even had one very famous fan – Barack Obama. Supposedly loosely based on show producer Mark Wahlberg‘s own journey to the top, the plot followed fictional actor Vincent Chase as he tried to negotiate the perils of the Hollywood Machine. The show gave us a fantastic insight into the inner workings of the film industry, highlighting negotiating pay and the behind-the-scenes intricacies that we forget exist.

Vince has a rather impressive film catalogue on his CV, and as the film is released in UK cinemas this week, we thought we’d compile a handy guide of his biggest hits (and flops »

- Kat Smith

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Jackie Chan To Star In Action Thriller, The Foreigner. Get The Details.

11 June 2015 8:58 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The year 2016 is going to be a pretty busy one at the movies, and apparently Jackie Chan is going to be a very busy man in that same year. Not only will we hear him returning to his role of Monkey in Kung Fu Panda 3, but he's also penciled in for three other three other films in pre-production for release. The latest was announced today, as Chan and director Nick Cassavetes are in final talks to bring the thrilling novel The Foreigner to the big screen. Variety ran the announcement that Stephen Leather's 1992 novel The Chinaman has been adapted and ready for option through upstart production company Stx. The Foreigner will pit Jackie Chan's protagonist, "a restaurant owner in London's Chinatown," against Irish terrorists. The stakes are high as these terrorists are the ones responsible for the death of Jackie Chan's daughter in the film. While »

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Nick Cassavetes may direct Jackie Chan in action thriller The Foreigner

8 June 2015 6:46 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Variety is reporting that recent "The Good, The Bad & The Badass" subject Jackie Chan is final talks to star in an action thriller titled The Foreigner for Stx Entertainment. Nick Cassavetes (The Other Woman, Alpha Dog) is in negotiations to direct the planned movie from a script by Enemy Of The State and Live Free Or Die Hard screenwriter David Marconi, which is based on the 1992 Stephen... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Jackie Chan Will Be The Foreigner In A New Action Thriller

7 June 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With fresh chatter that he’ll be back in the saddle for a third Shanghai film to follow Noon and Knights, there’s more solid information about another new Jackie Chan project. He’s taking the lead role in a new action thriller called The Foreigner.According to Variety, Nick Cassavetes is in talks to direct the film, which David Marconi has adapted from Stephen Leather’s 1992 novel The Chinaman. The story finds a restaurant owner in London’s Chinatown who has to track down the terrorists who killed his daughter. It’s a typical blending of action and emotion for Chan, though could be something different for Cassavetes, whose directing CV includes films more like The Notebook, The Other Woman and My Sister’s Keeper. It does, however, hark back to one of his earlier films, John Q.Whoever ends up in the director’s chair should have the cameras rolling this October. »

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Jackie Chan in final negotiations to star in action thriller The Foreigner

6 June 2015 6:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jackie Chan is in final talks with Stx Entertainment to star in their next big action thriller The Foreigner.

Based on the book The Chinaman by Stephen Leather, Chan will play a humble restaurant owner in London's Chinatown.

After the death of his daughter, Chan's character receives no help from the authorities in finding the culprits responsible for the crime.

So years after leaving behind a life of war, he takes the law into his own hands to track down the group of terrorists who caused her death.

Deadline reports Stx is still looking for a director to helm the film, but are said to be eyeing Nick Cassavetes, who directed The Notebook and The Other Woman. The project is expected to start filming in October.

The 61-year-old actor's next project is Kung Fu Panda which is due to be released next January.

Watch the trailer for Kung Fu Panda 2 »

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Jackie Chan to Star in Action-Thriller ‘The Foreigner’ for Stx

5 June 2015 5:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stx Entertainment is in final negotiations with Jackie Chan to star in the action thriller “The Foreigner,” with shooting expected to start in October.

Nick Cassavetes is in talks to direct a script based on the Stephen Leather novel “The Chinaman,” which was published in 1992. The story centers on a restaurant owner in London’s Chinatown who is tracking down a group of Irish terrorists responsible for the death of his daughter.

David Marconi wrote the adaptation. His credits include “Enemy of the State” and “Live Free or Die Hard.”

Chan, 61, has acted in more than 150 films since the 1960s and is most famous for his martial arts. He starred in the “Rush Hour” trilogy for New Line.

Cassavetes’ directing credits include “The Other Woman” and “The Notebook.”

Stx was launched last year by film producer Robert Simonds and Tpg managing partner Bill McGlashan to produce projects in the $10 million »

- Dave McNary

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Jackie Chan To Star in ‘The Foreigner’ for Stx Entertainment

5 June 2015 4:23 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Another movie just got fast tracked at Stx Entertainment which has been ramping up its slate in record time. Jackie Chan is in final negotiations to star in the action thriller The Foreigner with a short list of directors circling which is said to include Nick Cassavetes. The casting is perfect for a company that is being financed and in business with Chinese on a slate of films; Chan is one of the most beloved action stars to come out of China. The Foreigner,… »

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25 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 2000s

13 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal and, erm, Kangaroo Jack: they all nabbed the box office top spot last decade...

By the end of the 2000s, getting number one at the American box office was a valuable marketing commodity. As such, studios pumped more and more money into making sure they at least had a great opening weekend for their product.

The consequence of this was that it was harder and harder for smaller and quirkier films to take a brief spot in the sun. Certainly towards the second half of the decade, it seems that the number one movie each week was pre-ordinained in a marketing meeting somewhere.

Still, there were some films that have since fallen out of public view that clawed their way to number one. How many of these do you remember?

Eye Of The Beholder

January 2000, one week

Based on Marc Behm's book of the same name, »

- simonbrew

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Ryan Gosling makes an intriguing directorial debut with “Lost River”

8 April 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

I’m a huge fan of Ryan Gosling as an actor, frankly considering him to be among the very best of this generation. As such, I was very interesting in his first foray behind the camera, which happens to be the dark fairy tale of sorts Lost River. He’s worked with some top notch directors in the past, so some interesting things had to have rubbed off on him. Well, he wears a number of influences on his sleeve in Lost River, oddly enough including David Lynch in a huge way. His debut film is a divisive one, but it’s a debut that I think suggests a bright future as a filmmaker. Gosling has a who’s who list of directors that he’s worked with in his career so far, including Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson), Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook), Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine and »

- Joey Magidson

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Premiering Tonight at 10pm: 2-Part Documentary 'Freeway: Crack in the System' on Al Jazeera America (Trailer)

1 March 2015 3:59 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

First a quick recap... Just over 3 years ago, Nick Cassavetes (son of indie film trailblazer John Cassavetes) signed on to direct a biopic on the life of notorious 1980's drug dealer Rick Ross (not the rapper). The film was to, reportedly, explore Ross's ingenious and complex scheme of the crack cocaine trade in Los Angeles during the early 80's - the height of his success - moving 100 kilograms of cocaine daily, which was distributed across the country - product that he claims was supplied by Nicaraguan rebels/Contras. "My brother was a mercenary. He worked in Central America training the Contras, so in a way the story is personal to »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Premiering Tonight at 10pm: 2-Part Documentary 'Freeway: Crack in the System' on Al Jazeera America (Trailer)

1 March 2015 3:59 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

First a quick recap... Just over 3 years ago, Nick Cassavetes (son of indie film trailblazer John Cassavetes) signed on to direct a biopic on the life of notorious 1980's drug dealer Rick Ross (not the rapper). The film was to, reportedly, explore Ross's ingenious and complex scheme of the crack cocaine trade in Los Angeles during the early 80's - the height of his success - moving 100 kilograms of cocaine daily, which was distributed across the country - product that he claims was supplied by Nicaraguan rebels/Contras. "My brother was a mercenary. He worked in Central America training the Contras, so in a way the story is personal to me... The fact that our government may have been complicit in destroying an entire community of people makes the story personal for everyone," Cassavetes said at the time, adding, "if I had to compare this movie to another that's been »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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TV News: Portlandia, Shannara, Crime, Extant

10 February 2015 5:02 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Portlandia

IFC has renewed its Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein-led comedy series "Portlandia" for both a sixth and seventh season. Ten half-hour episodes will be produced for each with the current team all returning for the new episodes. The show is currently in the midst of airing its fifth season on Thursday nights. [Source: IFC]

Shannara

Three more names have signed on for MTV's "The Shannara Chronicles," the upcoming fantasy series based on the novels by Terry Brooks. Filming is currently underway in New Zealand.

Brooke Williams will play the witty and wise elf Catania, the handmaiden and best friend of Amberle (Poppy Drayton). Also onboard are Daniel MacPherson as Arion, the heir to the Elven throne. Finally Marcus Vanco will appear as Bandon, a man who has mysterious visions and whom Allanon (Manu Bennett) takes special interest in. [Source: Variety]

Brothers In Crime

"The Walking Dead" executive producer Gale Anne Hurd has »

- Garth Franklin

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Gale Anne Hurd, Nick Cassavetes Developing Swedish Drama Series ‘Brothers in Crime’

9 February 2015 3:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Walking Dead” exec producer Gale Anne Hurd and helmer Nick Cassavetes have teamed to adapt the Swedish drama series “Brothers in Crime” for Universal Cable Prods.

Cliff Dorfman is writing the script and will exec produce with Hurd and Cassavetes. Peter Stormare and Glenn Lund will co-exec produce under Viking Brothers Entertainment.

Dawn Olmstead, exec VP of development at Ucp, described “Brothers” as a “heart-wrenching, rugged, crime series that questions moral values and tests the lines people are willing to cross for loved ones.”

The Swedish series revolves around three longtime friends who are forced to commit a crime to avoid losing their livelihoods. The Swedish series, produced by Sveriges Television and Matador Film, was written by Lars Lundstrom, who will be a co-exec producer on the U.S. version.

“The show explores some real issues going on in this country today: the difficulty of attaining the modern American dream, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Nick Cassavetes To Direct ‘Brothers In Crime’ Adaptation For Valhalla & Universal Cable Prods

9 February 2015 3:30 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

As adaptations go, Gale Anne Hurd has a pretty good record. Among other credits, the executive producer of AMC's ratings behemoth The Walking Dead helped guide the Robert Kirkman co-created comic series to the small screen. Now it's straight outta Sweden as the Valhalla Entertainment chief and Universal Cable Productions are bringing the Euro crime drama Tusenbröder stateside as Brothers In Crime. The Other Women director Nick Cassavetes is set to helm and Ep the TV… »

- Dominic Patten

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