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Clint Eastwood Begins Filming Sully – Stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart And Laura Linney

30 September 2015 7:27 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Production is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama Sully starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (upcoming “Bridge of Spies,” “Captain Phillips,” “Forrest Gump”) as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, under the direction of Oscar winner Clint Eastwood (“American Sniper,” “Million Dollar Baby”).

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Sully also stars Aaron Eckhart (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “The Dark Knight”) as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney (“The Savages,” “Kinsey,” Showtime’s “The Big C”) as Sully’s wife, Lorraine Sullenberger.

Eastwood is directing the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, »

- Michelle McCue

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The Solution Hires Focus Executive Josie Liang

29 September 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Solution Entertainment Group has hired Focus Features executive Josie Liang for the post of VP of Acquisitions and Development.

She will report to The Solution toppers Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel and focus on the development of commercial, high-caliber feature films to produce and finance in-house, along with the acquisition of third party titles for international sales.

Liang worked at Focus on Leigh Whannell’s “Insidious: Chapter 3,” starring Dermot Mulroney, and “Sinister 2” with James Ransone. Both titles were released under Focus’ genre label Gramercy Pictures and co-produced by Blumhouse Productions.

Liang previously worked as manager of acquisitions at FilmDistrict and at Gk Films and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The Solution’s slate includes “Man Down,” starring Shia Labeouf, Gary Oldman and Kate Mara; boxing biopic “Bleed for This,” starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart and executive produced by Martin Scorsese; “Oppenheimer Strategies,” starring Richard Gere, Charlotte Gainsbourg and »

- Dave McNary

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Action sequel London Has Fallen receives second Us delay

17 September 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Britain-set action sequel London Has Fallen has been dealt another blow as its release date in the USA has been postponed for the second time.

See Also: London Has Fallen gets a first teaser trailer

The sequel to 2013 blockbuster Olympus Has Fallen was initially set for a release in autumn of this year, but was subsequently moved to January 2016.

Now, according to a report from Deadline Hollywood, the Gerard Butler (How to Train Your Dragon) actioner will not grace American screens until March 4th.

This would position the film at a similar time to the release of its predecessor, which became a surprise hit after grossing nearly $100m in the Us alone.

See Also: Gerard Butler featured in first image from London Has Fallen

The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. »

- Tom Beasley

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Gerard Butler’s ‘London Has Fallen’ Release Date Pushed to March

16 September 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has moved the release date of “London Has Fallen” back six weeks to March 4, 2016, from Jan. 22.

The Gerard Butler actioner, a sequel to 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen,” centers on an attack on London during the funeral of the British prime minister, who has died under mysterious circumstances. Butler will reprise his role as an ultra-resourceful U.S. Secret Service agent.

The sequel is directed by Babak Najafi from a script by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Chad St. John. Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman also star.

Olympus Has Fallen” was released by FilmDistrict, the U.S. distributor led by Peter Schlessel prior to him being named CEO of Focus Features. The film grossed a solid $98.9 million at the domestic box office.

The March 4 date already has four other titles slated for release that day: Sony’s “Grimsby,” Fox’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” Disney’s »

- Dave McNary

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Tom Hanks' "Circle," "Sully" Get More Cast

12 September 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Patton Oswalt has joined the cast of James Ponsoldt's adaptation of Dave Eggers' best-selling novel "The Circle".

Emma Watson plays a college graduate who goes to work at the Circle, an Internet monopoly that links users’ personal emails, social media, banking and purchasing with their universal operating system.

The result is one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency - which turns out not to always be a good thing. Oswalt plays one of the three founders of the online conglomerate of the title, the other two played by Tom Hanks and John Boyega. Karen Gillan also stars.

Speaking of Tom Hanks projects, Jerry Ferrara ("Entourage") has scored a key role in the Hanks-led, Clint Eastwood-directed"Sully". Details about his role remain unknown, though Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart also star.

Based on the book by Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, »

- Garth Franklin

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Jerry Ferrara Lands Role in Eastwood’s ‘Sully,’ Will Return to Starz’s ‘Power’ (Exclusive)

11 September 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Looking to keep his film and television slate filled, “Entourage” star Jerry Ferrara has not only signed up to return for seasons three and four of the Starz drama “Power” but has also landed a key role in Clint Eastwood’s “Sully.”

Ferrara joined “Power” this season in a recurring role as attorney Joe Proctor. His turn was so well received by fans that producers decided to have Ferrara return as Proctor over the next two seasons.

The show, which stars Omari Hardwick as a New York City nightclub owner who doubles as a drug kingpin for an elite clientele, recently became the network’s most popular show, drawing 2.39 million viewers in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates.

As for “Sully,” details about his role remain unknown. Based on the book by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, the biopic follows Sullenberger as he becomes a national hero after his plane »

- Justin Kroll

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Nolan's Next Has a Release Date

9 September 2015 4:11 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christopher Nolan: Next movie has release date. Next Christopher Nolan movie release date Warner Bros. will release the first post-Interstellar Christopher Nolan movie on July 21, '17. The film has yet to be baptized. Warners, which began its days as the Rin Tin Tin studio, also released Nolan's Batman trilogy movies, which collected $2.463 billion worldwide. Besides, the studio handled the sorta sci-fier Inception (2010), which took in $825.53 million, in addition to earning a Best Picture Academy Award nomination. The outright sci-fier Interstellar, which received mixed-to-unenthusiastic reviews in North America, opened in Nov. 2014. The film went on to gross $675.02 million worldwide, $188.02 million of which in the U.S. and Canada. Paramount handled the domestic release, while Warners took care of the international distribution. Mystery Movie As for Nolan's upcoming effort, in case there is a screenplay (or a blueprint of one) or any prospective cast members, no details have been given out so far. »

- Zac Gille

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First trailer for My All American

8 September 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has debuted for writer-director Angelo Pizzo’s biographical sports drama My All American, which is based on author Jim Dent’s book Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story and stars Finn Wittrock and Aaron Eckhart. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

What Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) wants most in the world is to play football. Deemed too small by the usual athletic standards, his father trains him hard, and Freddie brings a fight to the game that ultimately gets him noticed — by none other than legendary University of Texas coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart). Awarded a scholarship and a chance to play for the Longhorns, Freddie sets off to Austin with his loving high school sweetheart Linda (Sarah Bolger), determined to make the team. Alongside his old teammate Bobby Mitchell (Rett Terrell) and new pal James Street (Juston Street), Freddie is put through »

- Gary Collinson

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'My All American' New Movie Poster and Trailer Starring Aaron Eckhart

4 September 2015 6:46 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »


Every actor has to have at least one sports movie on their credits, and Aaron Eckhart is the latest to star in another inspiring true story of an underdog team coming up on top. That movie is My All American, the true story of legendary Ut Austin football Coach Darrell Royal's (Eckhart) who led his team to a championship season and was an inspiration both on and off the field.


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The Essential Films of Neil Labute, Canny Inquisitor of White People Problems

1 September 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Neil Labute aims at the angst and entitlement of yuppies like a kid with a magnifying glass, torturing ants. He writes and directs comedies where you're not really laughing: you're choking on your own discomfort as he pokes and prods the sexual crises of the bored, the rich, the spoiled, the middle-classed. Which is to say many of us. Cuckolds, man-babies and emotional eunuchs are some of the types you'll encounter in Labute's films, which are brazenly, specifically about the facade of the American hegemony, and the fictions it is barely concealing. You'd never known from his savagely charming and scabrous comedies that Labute is a lapsed Mormon who, before getting kicked out of the Church of Lds in the late-1990s for a deemed-to-be offensive off-Broadway play, started at Brigham Young, where he met one of his earliest screen co-conspirators, actor Aaron Eckhart. In Labute's cruelly funny film debut »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Amazon Strikes Open Road Films Exclusive Streaming Pact

21 August 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news » reached a multiyear content-licensing agreement with midsize film distributor Open Road Films giving the e-commerce giant’s Prime Instant Video exclusive streaming rights to Open Road’s theatrical releases starting with its 2016 slate.

The deal, though relatively small, is another victory for Amazon in its fight with Netflix for exclusive content. The Open Road titles will launch on Prime Instant Video starting in 2017, available to Amazon Prime members.

Open Road titles coming to Prime ahead of any other non-cable U.S. subscription service will include comedy “Fifty Shades of Black,” starring Marlon Wayans; action-thriller “Triple 9,” with an ensemble cast featuring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel EjioforWoody HarrelsonAaron Paul, Kate Winslet and Gal Gadot; and Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy “Mother’s Day,” starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis.

Other 2016 Open Road releases are action-thriller “Sleepless Night,” starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Gabrielle Union, »

- Todd Spangler

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Tom Hanks Gets A Wife For His Miracle On The Hudson Movie

19 August 2015 8:46 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you can land Tom Hanks as your film's dramatic lead, you're already on your way to forming a cast worth the time of your audience. When you bring Aaron Eckhart as his first co-star, the marquee starts to brighten even more . especially considering Clint Eastwood is the director lucky enough to be guiding both actors in a biopic based off of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's cracker jack landing on the Hudson River. With the breaking news that Laura Linney has been cast as his wife in that very film, you can bet Eastwood's latest film has a cast that award voters and casting directors alike are drooling over. The Hollywood Reporter obtained the scoop that the three-time Academy Award nominee has been cast in Sully, alongside Hanks and Eckhart who were previously announced. This film is a reunion of sorts, as Linney had previously worked with Eastwood on both »

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Laura Linney to star opposite Hanks in Eastwood’s latest

18 August 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The always reliable Laura Linney is looking set to join the ever reliable Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood‘s latest effort, Sully. Eastwood‘s follow-up to the critically acclaimed American Sniper will be another true life biopic of an American Hero, this time in the form of Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, a pilot who safely landed a commercial flight in the Hudson River back in 2009 after some malicious geese with a thirst for human blood collided with the plane. Sully’s actions saved every passenger on board.

Hanks is to play the role of Sully, while Linney is intended to play the part of his wife. Aaron Eckhart will play Sully’s co-pilot. Linney has worked twice with Eastwood before, on Absolute Power and Mystic River. Linney is also keeping her career varied and interesting, having just received plaudits for Mr. Holmes and following that up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. »

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Victor Frankenstein Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe And James McAvoy Look Incredible

18 August 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After making a splash at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, 20th Century Fox released the first Victor Frankenstein trailer. X-Men: Apocalypse.s James McAvoy and a post-Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe star as the monster-making mavens Dr. Frankenstein and Igor in "a new twist on the legend." Watch the footage below.  Hopefully by now we all know the story of Mary Shelley.s Frankenstein . a scientist experimenting with the reanimation of corpses brings to life a man, though a monstrous man at that. There have been many spins on the tale since then, including one starring Aaron Eckhart that should stay in the shadows where it belongs, and the Victor Frankenstein trailer shows yet another, more explosive twist.  Instead of being a lonely little hunchback, as he.s commonly portrayed, Radcliffe.s Igor is Victor Frankenstein.s contemporary, and the two form a very Sherlock Holmes-y relationship. (The »

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Laura Linney is set to join Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood's Captain Sully movie

18 August 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Laura Linney is set to join Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood's movie about Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger.

It will be her third team up with director Eastwood, following previous turns in Mystic River and Absolute Power.

According to Deadline, she will star as the wife of Hanks's Captain Sully, who famously landed Us Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in 2009, after the jet engines failed from multiple bird strikes.

The emergency landing became known as the 'Miracle on the Hudson', as none of the 155 passengers or crew were fatally injured.

Sully will be based on the book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.

Aaron Eckhart will also star in the drama as the co-pilot who helped Sullenberger as he negotiated the treacherous landing.

Eastwood is directing the biopic alongside Todd Komarnicki, who has devised the screenplay, as well as Frank Marshall »

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Laura Linney Joins Eastwood's "Sully"

18 August 2015 1:24 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Laura Linney is closing a deal to star as the wife of Tom Hanks' character in Clint Eastwood's "Sully" at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Hanks plays Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger who engineered a miraculous emergency landing of Us Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after a flock of geese hit the plane just after it took off from La Guardia Airport - saving all 155 people aboard the plane.

Eastwood will direct from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, and Aaron Eckhart also stars.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Laura Linney set to join Captain Sully as Tom Hanks’ wife

18 August 2015 12:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Oscar nominee Laura Linney is set to join the cast of upcoming true story Captain Sully.

The film is being directed by Clint Eastwood (American Sniper) and will see Linney co-star as the wife of Tom Hanks’ title character Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who became an American hero six years ago when he managed to land a Us Airways flight on the Hudson River after a flock of geese hit the plane moments after it took off, saving the lives of the 155 people onboard.

Captain Sully will mark the third time Eastwood and Linney have collaborated after Absolute Power and Mystic River.

Captain Sully is set for release in 2016, and also stars Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) as Sully’s co-pilot.


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Laura Linney Joins Clint Eastwood's Sully

17 August 2015 7:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

For his next film, airline drama Sully, Clint Eastwood is turning to someone who has worked with him several times before. Laura Linney is aboard the film, and will star alongside Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart.Sully will chronicle the story of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the man hailed as a hero when he safely landed a bird-struck, malfunctioning plane full of passengers on New York’s Hudson River back in 2009, becoming a symbol for old school guts and professionalism in the face of adversity. His moment of fame led to a memoir, called Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters, and saw both the book and his life rights bought by producer Frank Marshall, with Sully on board as a producer. Todd Komarnicki wrote the script for the film, while Hanks will be Sully and Eckhart is playing his co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, who helped him land the plane. »

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Laura Linney to join Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart in Clint Eastwood's latest

17 August 2015 6:19 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

The cast of Clint Eastwood's Captain Sully film continues to come together; we've already learned that Eastwood has tapped Tom Hanks to fill the title role of Captain Sully and that Aaron Eckhart will play Jeff Skiles, Sully's first officer and co-pilot. Now Deadline is reporting that Laura Linney (Mr. Holmes) is reaching a deal to play the Captain's... Read More »

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Laura Linney Joins Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’

17 August 2015 4:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Laura Linney is in talks to play Tom Hanks’ wife in Warner Bros.’ “Sully,” directed by Clint Eastwood.

Based on the book by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, the story takes a closer look at Sullenberger, who became a national hero after his plane began to malfunction shortly after takeoff and he was forced to take drastic measures in order to save the passengers.

Producer Frank Marshall acquired the rights to the book in 2010 and had been developing ever since. Aaron Eckhart is also on board to play the co-pilot in the pic.

Allyn Stewart will also produce with Marshall.

Linney can currently be seen in “Mr. Holmes” opposite Ian McKellan and recently wrapped production on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.” She is repped by ICM Partners.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.


- Justin Kroll

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