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In an exclusive clip of the new film “Glass Chin,” Corey Stoll gets an unwelcome reminder of past failure in the form of Katherine Waterston and Halley Feiffer. Stoll plays ex-boxer Bud Gordon, who lost a major fight and now has to supplement his income by working for crooked restaurateur Jj (Billy Crudup). In the clip, Jj introduces Gordon to Petals (Waterston) and Kathryn (Feiffer). Not only are they ring card girls at Madison Square Garden, but their first night at the historic arena was the same night Gordon lost his last fight. “You see how the past is not yet finished? »
- Joe Otterson
Impromptu Almost Famous reunion :) @ericstonestreet "Your mom called....she freaked me out" ???? And then there's that other guy far left...???? #AlmostFamousLove A photo posted by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on May 16, 2015 at 8:27am Pdt Still wild and free! Kate Hudson gave Almost Famous fans a thrill when she reunited with her former costars Billy Crudup and Eric Stonestreet on Friday, May 15. "Impromptu Almost Famous reunion @ericstonestreet," the Deepwater Horizon actress, 36, captioned an Instagram photo. Quoting the Cameron Crowe-directed movie, she added: "'Your mom called....she freaked [...] »
In a just world, more people would know the name Noah Buschel. The filmmaker behind indies "Sparrows Dance" and "The Missing Person" has quietly been making his voice know to those paying attention, and his latest, "Glass Chin," certainly snapped our attention at the Tribeca Film Festival last year. It's taken a while, but the movie is now coming to theaters and the first trailer has arrived. Read: Tribeca Interview: Billy Crudup Compares 'Glass Chin' To 'Watchmen,' Wants Role In 'Star Wars 7' Featuring a great ensemble that includes Corey Stoll, Billy Crudup, Yul Vazquez, Marin Ireland, David Johansen, and Katherine Waterston, the story follows a boxer looking to mount one last comeback, who gets mixed up with a shifty restaurateur and finds himself in way over his head. This one is a winner, and a picture we called "authentic and golden," and "a tiny little »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Quick schemes never pay off, as two men will quickly learn in the thrilling new crime drama Glass Chin. The first trailer and poster have arrived from eOne entertainment, showcasing a talented cast led by House of Cards and The Strain breakout actor Corey Stoll. The film, directed by Noah Buschel, will be in select theaters and on VOD starting Friday June 26.
After going down in the fifth round, boxer Bud Gordon (Corey Stoll) bowed out of the limelight. Now residing in a fixer-upper apartment in New Jersey with his girlfriend, Bud longs for his former Manhattan glory. In an effort to get back in the game, he makes a deal with a crooked restauranteur (Billy Crudup).
But quick schemes rarely bring easy pay-offs and as the consequences of his business negotiations unfold, Bud has to make a choice between his integrity and his ambitions. Glass Chin was an official »
Written and directed by Noah Buschel
Police sirens echo in the background of a wintry New York City night landscape. The prize-winning fight is heard on the radio, the one Bud “The Saint” Gordon has been risking his comeback and life on. He should be at the fight of which he is managing, but an affirmation as to what is most important has dawned on his soul. Has Bud made the right decision? As the fight plays out, not a single punch falls on screen. The audience is left in darkness, as the verdict rings true. What will happen to Bud “The Saint” Gordon now?
These questions and others profoundly layer Glass Chin, the crime boxing drama by writer/director Noah Buschel, who brought us last year’s critically acclaimed single-location film Sparrows Dance. Glass Chin follows Bud Gordon, a once-famed New Jersey boxer whose star fell »
- Christopher Clemente
The story follows a man who goes on a cross-country trip to Oregon with his father-in-law (Langella), who has given up on life.
He spends the trip trying to convince his father-in-law not to commit euthanasia when they arrive in the state.
Kyle Patrick Alvarez (“The Stanford Prison Experiment”) will direct an adaptation of Graham McNamee’s Ya thriller “Acceleration” for Theresa Park’s Pow! Productions and Peter Safran, Variety has learned exclusively.
Alvarez will direct from a script he’s adapting with Adam Shazar. “Stanford Prison Experiment” debuted in January at Sundance, where it won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.
“Acceleration,” published in 2003, unfolds over a blisteringly hot summer, during which the 17-year-old protagonist is working in the bowels of the Transit Authority’s Lost and Found department, cataloging misplaced belongings. When he stumbles across a lost diary filled with the twisted secrets of a serial killer, he quickly realizes the killer is stalking his prey in the subway and that his next victim has already been chosen.
Park, a longtime literary agent who is also Nicholas Sparks’ producing partner, recently founded Pow! to develop »
- Dave McNary
Billy Crudup will star opposite Frank Langella in Youth in Oregon, a dark comedy from actor-turned-director Joel David Moore. Stefan Nowicki, Morgan White and Joey Carey of Sundial Pictures, the banner behind indie darlings Obvious Child and Jiro Dream of Sushi, are producing. The script by Andrew Eisen tells of a husband (Crudup) on a cross-country trip to Oregon with his cantankerous father-in-law (Langella), a man who has given up on life. He must convince his father-in-law not to commit euthanasia when they arrive to the state. This is the third feature for Moore,
- Borys Kit
Set in the late 1800s, the film focuses on the aftermath of a Native American attack on a wagon train, where two wounded frontiersmen make a desperate last stand against a group of fearless young Braves, whose transition to manhood is defined by their ability to confront their enemies. The story pointedly does not take sides, but shows the honest clash of wills when the frontiersmen’s quest for a new life comes up against the honorable duty of the Native Americans to protect their homeland from the relentless invaders.
Rehmeier wrote the screenplay for “Bullet” and is directing the film.
Distributors worldwide will be introduced to the project in Cannes by Content’s president of film »
- Leo Barraclough
The May 1 release of Avengers: Age of Ultron marks the "official" start of the 2015 Summer Movie Season and with that in mind, it's only appropriate to offer up a look forward at what's ahead over the next four months. What is ahead over the next four monthsc Well, a lot of movies that cost a lot of money with a few smaller features mixed in for good measure, and as much as some of us may lament the fact studios have become so franchise focused, it's hard not to admit a desire to see some of these bigger features. As a means of whittling down the flock of films arriving over the next several months I've chosen to take a look at my 20 most anticipated, which does mean there are bound to be some titles I probably ought to mention, but didn't make the list for a variety of reasons. »
- Brad Brevet
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »
- D. Zhea
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
William H. Macy, star of TV’s Shameless, is continuing to gear his future efforts toward directing. His first major foray arrived in the shape of 2014’s musical drama Rudderless starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin and Felicity Huffman, and scored the actor a wealth of good reviews. Next on his slate is the Jane Fonda-starrer Krystal – of which we know very little – which will then be followed by The Layover.
Described as a road trip sex comedy, because there’s definitely a shortage of those, The Layover has now snared two high profile actors for its leading roles. Glee’s Lea Michele and The Other Woman star Kate Upton will be frolicking about as “a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation, only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. To make matters worse, the »
- Gem Seddon
IFC Films has booked U.S. rights to The Stanford Prison Experiment, which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at Sundance. Kyle Patrick Alvarez's drama is based on Stanford professor Philip Zimbardo’s social experiment using college kids as prison guards and inmates that became one of the most shocking and famous of all time. It stars Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons and Olivia Thirlby… »
At last, Kyle Patrick Alvarez's nerve-prickling drama "The Stanford Prison Experiment" has been acquired for Us release by IFC Films, which has slated a 2015 release for this winner of Sundance's best screenplay and Alfred P. Sloan prizes. This exasperating film tells the real-life story of Dr. Zimbardo's 1971 simulated prison study involving 18 male undergrads randomly assigned the role of prisoner or guard who are stripped of their humanity (among other things) by each other—and by the psychologist's sadistic, power-playing mind games. Name a hot young indie rising star and he's probably in this terrific cast, including Ezra Miller, Keir Gilchrist, Jack Kilmer, Michael Angarano, James Wolk, Tye Sheridan and fresh-faced Sundance breakout Logan Miller. Billy Crudup astutely leads the ensemble as Philip Zimbardo, whose ill-conceived faux prison breaks them down and throws them into degrading, even uncomfortably erotic scenarios. Olivia Thirlby co-stars as Zimbardo's »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The movie tells the story of a controversial, groundbreaking experiment at Stanford University by psychologist Philip Zimbardo (Crudup) in 1971 that had 18 male undergraduates take on the roles of either prisoners or abusive guards.
The script by Tim Talbott is adapted from Zimbardo’s book “The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil,” and the project had been in the works with various casts and directors attached for more than a decade.
“Strictly on a technical level, Alvarez’s filmmaking is largely faultless here,” Variety film critic Justin Chang wrote in a review. »
- Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang
The distributor has acquired Us rights to Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s recent Sundance premiere and plans a 2015 theatrical release.
The story centres on the real-life research of Dr Zimbardo’s infamous 1971 psychological tests in which 18 male undergraduates were assigned the role of guards and prisoners.
Abandon Features produced with Sandbar Pictures’ Lizzie Friedman and Greg Little, Coup d’État Films’ Brent Emery and Lauren Bratman. Brian Geraghty is the executive producer. Abandon Features, Sandbar Pictures and Vineyard Point Productions financed.
Arianna Bocco brokered the deal with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the film-makers. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Today we have the first photo from the upcoming "Spotlight" film, starring Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, and John Slattery. Check it out below. The movie is based on a story by the Boston Globe that investigates the Catholic Church's decades-long cover-up of its pedophile priests in Massachusetts. Boston Globe's team of reporters spent a year interviewing victims and reviewing thousands of pages of documents and discovered years of cover-up by Church leadership. Their reporting eventually led to the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, who had hidden years of serial abuse by other priests and opened the floodgates to other revelations of molestation and cover-ups around the world that still reverberate today. "Spotlight" is directed by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor). A release date has yet to be announced. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Written by Tim Talbott
Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s The Stanford Prison Experiment is a darkly comedic dramatization of a frightening real life experiment conducted in 1971 by Dr. Phillip Zimbardo. It spun wildly out of control over the course of just 5 days. Two dozen Ivy league men are drawn to the experiment for money. Screened for good mental health and randomly assigned positions as guards or prisoners, conformity is set to be examined under the the microscope in the basement of prestigious Stanford. The experiment starts out informally as they are given uniforms and plopped into their cells and guard rooms. It soon spirals into degrading mental abuse and physical deprivation. That this happened is not in question but how systematic torture ensued couldn’t have been anticipated. »
- Lane Scarberry
Much like voracious and loyal readers will gobble up any book by their favorite author, there’s certain movies that lure us in purely based on the talent involved. For writer-director Tom McCarthy’s upcoming drama, Spotlight, the cast is arguably its most attractive selling point, followed closely by its increasingly pertinent narrative. Set during the 2001 Catholic Church sexual abuse cover-up, the movie explores the journalists at the center of the story.
The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James and Billy Crudup, most of whom can be witnessed in character in the first image above. All of the lead cast play a key role in the Boston Globe’s investigative team. Spurred on by a quest to seek justice for those sufferers and victims of sexual abuse at the hands of ordained priests, they vow to stop at »
- Gem Seddon
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