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James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' to Open Zurich Film Fest

1 September 2014 12:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Get On Up, the biopic of legendary performer James Brown, will open this year's Zurich International Film Festival. The feature from The Help director Tate Taylor looks at Brown's rags-to-riches rise from extreme poverty to topping the music charts as a soul and funk superstar and proponent of black pride. Chadwick Boseman, who played another African American legend, Jackie Robinson, in Brian Helgeland's 42, is the Godfather of Soul in Get On Up. Boseman and Taylor will be in Zurich for the festival premiere on Sept. 25. Taylor is no stranger to Zurich. His Oscar-winning hit The

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- Scott Roxborough

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10 best baseball movies of all time: League of Their Own, Moneyball

30 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A great sports movie should also appeal to those who have no particular interest in sports. Accordingly, some of the best baseball movies could just as easily slot into other genres – they're comedies like The Bad News Bears, historical dramas like Eight Men Out, weepies, biopics, coming-of-age dramas and everything in between.

With this week's release of based-on-a-true-story feel-good drama Million Dollar Arm, Digital Spy takes a look at the ten best baseball movies.

1. Eight Men Out (1988)

John Sayles' 1988 drama tackles Major League Baseball's Black Sox scandal, in which eight underpaid members of the Chicago White Sox (including 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson) conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the 1919 World Series. Sayles' terrific script perfectly captures the time and place and does a superb job of dramatising several elements of a complex story, with impressive attention to detail.

Very much an ensemble piece, the eclectic cast includes John Cusack (as »

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‘A Bigger Splash’ and ‘We Are Your Friends’ Headline Studiocanal’s Glam Toronto Slate

21 August 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haugesund, Norway– European powerhouse Studiocanal will roll into Toronto with a glam slate of cast-driven, English-language titles led by Luca Guadagnino’s sexy psychological thriller “A Bigger Splash” (Working Title)  and Max Joseph’s coming-of-age drama “We Are Your Friends.”

Wes Bentley has joined Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski (“Gone Girl”) in “We Are Your Friends,” a chronicle of a 23-year-old aspiring DJ who tries to find his voice in the electro music scene and bonds with an older DJ. Working Title is producing the film, which is shooting.

Meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson has joined the cast of “A Bigger Splash,” an edgy and contempo twist on the cult Alain Delon-Romy Schneider starrer  “La Piscine.” Johnson will play opposite Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Matthias Schoenaerts.

“Splash” centers on a glamorous couple whose holiday in Southern Italy takes an unexpected turn with the visit »

- Elsa Keslassy and John Hopewell

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Below-the-Line Bookings

30 July 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Gersh Agency has booked producer Jean Higgins (“Lost”) on Amazon Studios pilot “Man in the High Castle,” helmed by David Semel; production designer Michael Hanan (“The Bridge”) on Spike TV miniseries “King Tut”; and editor Joe Leonard (“Glee”) on Fox series “Empire.”

Innovative Artists bookings include visual effects producer Nikki Penny (“Clash of the Titans”) on Andy Serkis’ “Jungle Book”; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) on Roberto Orci’s “Star Trek 3”; and stunt coordinator/2nd unit director Jack Gill (“Fast & Furious 7”) on Tim Story’s “Ride Along 2.”

iTalent has placed editors Mark Livolsi (“Saving Mr. Banks”) on John Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” and Jeff Betancourt (“Get a Job”) on Woo-ping Yuen’s “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny.”)

Mirisch Agency bookings: visual effects producers Mike Chambers (“Transcendence”) on James Bobin’s “Through The Looking Glass” and Karen Murphy (“The Twilight Saga: »

- Peter Caranicas

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Below-the-Line Bookings

30 July 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Gersh Agency has booked producer Jean Higgins (“Lost”) on Amazon Studios pilot “Man in the High Castle,” helmed by David Semel; production designer Michael Hanan (“The Bridge”) on Spike TV miniseries “King Tut”; and editor Joe Leonard (“Glee”) on Fox series “Empire.”

Innovative Artists bookings include visual effects producer Nikki Penny (“Clash of the Titans”) on Andy Serkis’ “Jungle Book”; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) on Roberto Orci’s “Star Trek 3”; and stunt coordinator/2nd unit director Jack Gill (“Fast & Furious 7”) on Tim Story’s “Ride Along 2.”

iTalent has placed editors Mark Livolsi (“Saving Mr. Banks”) on John Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” and Jeff Betancourt (“Get a Job”) on Woo-ping Yuen’s “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny.”)

Mirisch Agency bookings: visual effects producers Mike Chambers (“Transcendence”) on James Bobin’s “Through The Looking Glass” and Karen Murphy (“The Twilight Saga: »

- Peter Caranicas

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How '42' helped Chadwick Boseman play James Brown in 'Get On Up'

29 July 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In 2013, Chadwick Boseman appeared on the big screen as Jackie Robinson in the Brian Helgeland written and directed "42."  The movie was by no means Boseman's first feature, but it wouldn't be unfair to suggest that it is the movie which thrust him into the public consciousness.  After appearing in "Draft Day" earlier this year, Boseman is now back in a new biopic, "Get On Up."  The movie is about James Brown and directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help").  It counts among its producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger and opens in theaters on August 1st. On a recent Saturday morning, Boseman took some time to sit down with us to talk about the new film, its relation to "42," and where the actor might go from here.  He made it quite clear that there is a whole lot of effort that is needed to get playing someone else right, and that »

- Josh Lasser

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A “Renny Harlin Horror”Double Feature Adventure: Prison/A Nightmare On Elm Street 4!!

28 July 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Alright fright fanatics, it’s Double Feature Adventure time. While my usual sidekick Natty isn’t along for the ride this time (she’s currently hard at work writing the next Pauly Shore film. Not really, but hey, she has big dreams, ok?), I had a jonesin’ for the early horror entries from Finnish director (and obviously my best friend, if only in my childhood dreams), Lauri Mauritz Harjola Aka Renny fucking Harlin. Now before you crazed readers call me out on this one, just take a second and try your hardest to mind-erase the last few films that Harlin has done, and think about how at one time, he was The go-to guy for action films in the ’90s. It would be a lie if I told you that I don’t completely love everything the man did from 1988 to 1999 (which a definite exception given to 1995′s Cutthroat Island, »

- Jerry Smith

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From Depp to Hardy: 9 actors playing notorious real-life gangsters

23 July 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Johnny Depp was recently photographed in full prosthetics to play real-life Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger in the upcoming movie Black Mass.

The 50-year-old actor was wearing a balding wig cap, fake teeth, a blue open shirt with a gold chain, and a black leather jacket as he shot the film's final scenes in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Benedict Cumberbatch recently joined the cast as Whitey Bulger's brother Billy Bulger, along with Parks and Recreation's Adam Scott, who is reported to be playing FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick.

The Scott Cooper-directed crime drama is due for release in cinemas on September 18, 2015.

Bulger spent 16 years at large and 12 years on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list before he was arrested in June 2011, aged 81. Prosecutors indicted him for 19 murders and he is currently serving two life terms.

Here are 9 other actors morphing into some of the world's most notorious real-life gangsters below: »

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Tom Hardy Shoots Scenes For 'Legend'

9 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Tom Hardy looked dapper in a suit and tie on the set of Legend in London on Wednesday.

Tom Hardy Films 'Legend'

In Legend, Hardy plays real life London gangsters the Kray twins – Ronnie and Reggie – who had their heyday during the 50s and 60s. The film, bassed off of John Pearson’s book The Profession of Violence, charts the twins successful in their organized crime empire that began in London’s East End and ends with their fall and eventual imprisonment.

While filming scenes for Legend, Hardy donned a sharp navy blue suit and matching tie with a tie clip, and a crisp white shirt. The actor, who bulked up for the roles of the crime lords, wore his hair slicked back. While filming, Hardy also sports prosthetics to more closely resemble the Krays.

On Tuesday, Hardy was joined on set by costars Christopher Eccleston and David Lewis, »

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Tom Hardy Shoots Scenes For Gangster Flick 'Legend'

9 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Tom Hardy looked dapper in a suit and tie on the set of Legend in London on Wednesday.

Tom Hardy Films 'Legend'

In Legend, Hardy plays real life London gangsters the Kray twins – Ronnie and Reggie – who had their heyday during the 50s and 60s. The film, bassed off of John Pearson’s book The Profession of Violence, charts the twins successful in their organized crime empire that began in London’s East End and ends with their fall and eventual imprisonment.

While filming scenes for Legend, Hardy donned a sharp navy blue suit and matching tie with a tie clip, and a crisp white shirt. The actor, who bulked up for the roles of the crime lords, wore his hair slicked back. While filming, Hardy also sports prosthetics to more closely resemble the Krays.

On Tuesday, Hardy was joined on set by costars Christopher Eccleston and David Lewis, »

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42

3 July 2014 4:05 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Uplifting biopic of Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) - the Brooklyn Dodgers' legendary Number 42 who was the first black player to take on the institutional racism of American baseball. Harrison Ford plays Dodgers' audacious general manager Branch Rickey, the guiding light behind Robinson's rise. Director Brian Helgeland (writer of La Confidential and Mystic River) never loses sight of the fact that it was Robinson's on-field talent that broke most barriers, authentically recreating the atmosphere and excitement of major league clashes in the 1940s. »

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Italy’s Rai Cinema Boasts Banner Year But Continues To Cut Back On Hollywood Pics

25 June 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Italy’s Rai Cinema is having a banner year, commanding a 15% box office share for the first half of 2014, which makes pubcaster Rai’s film unit the number two Italian distributor after Warner Bros. However Hollywood titles continue to be a low priority, said topper Paolo Del Brocco, unveiling its lineup Wednesday in Rome.

Del Brocco said the Italo film distribution and production powerhouse will be investing some Euros 60 million ($81 million) in Italian productions in 2014, whereas only 4 or 5 million Euros are earmarked for international acquisitions.

That said, Rai Cinema remains an active buyer. In Cannes they picked up Italo rights for Tom Hardy gangster pic “Legend,” to be helmed by Brian Helgeland, produced by Working Title and financed by Studio Canal, which is selling. Rai also has another Studio Canal pic, Sean Penn starrer “The Gunman,” an action thriller helmed by Pierre Morel. And in Cannes they also inked »

- Nick Vivarelli

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See Tom Hardy Play Twins in First Image from 'Legend'

16 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Tom Hardy is no stranger to playing outlaws (Bronson and Lawless, to name only two), but his latest crime movie takes things to the next level by giving Hardy two different roles to play at the same time.  In Legend, Hardy plays Ron and Reggie Kray, twin brothers who ran London's criminal underground in the 1960s. And if that doesn't sound enticing enough, you should know that it's the newest movie from L.A. Confidential and Man on Fire screenwriter Brian Helgeland. Joining Hardy in the film are Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton. And if you'd like to get a jump on the movie (which doesn't have a release date), you could read John Pearson's The Profession of Violence, the book upon which this is based....

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See Tom Hardy As Ronnie And Reggie Kray In First Shot From Gangster Bio-Pic Legend

13 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

It's a double dose of Tom Hardy in the first official image from Brian Helgeland's upcoming Legend, a true life crime story starring Hardy as iconic British gangster twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray. The Krays rose to power in the 1960s as owners of a west end London nightclub before being arrested and jailed in 1968. Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri and Tara Fitzgerald round out the cast.Take a look at the first image of Hardy below and remember you can click to enlarge....

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Legend Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

13 June 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Tom Hardy plays indentical twins - and London gangsters - Reg and Ronnie Kray in this biopic directed by Brian Helgeland. The Dark Knight Rises star takes on both roles in the movie, which charts the rise and fall of the brothers in the 1950s and 1960s. Based on John Pearson's book The Profession of Violence, it details their involvement running organised crime rackets in London's East End. »

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First Look: Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy as Twin Gangsters in Legend Thriller

13 June 2014 4:19 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Working Title Films just unveiled the first photo from the upcoming "Legend" thriller, which has Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) as identical twin gangsters who controlled much of London's organized crime in the 1960s. Check it out below. The new movie is written and directed by Brian Helgeland (42) and co-stars Emily Browning, Christopher Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald, Chazz Palminteri and David Thewlis. "Legend" has already been picked up for domestic distribution, but a release date has yet to be set. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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Tom Hardy as Ron and Reggie Kray in Legend: First picture

13 June 2014 2:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first photo of Tom Hardy in Brian Helgeland's Legend has been unveiled.

Brian Helgeland's thriller will see the Bronson star play both Ron and Reggie Kray, the twin brothers who ruled over London's East End criminal underworld in the '50s and '60s.

Emily Browning also features in the cast of the film as Frances Shea, Reggie's estranged wife who died in 1967.

An inquest ruled that she committed suicide, however a former lover of Reggie claimed that Ron killed Frances in a jealous rage.

The gangsters' exploits were previously explored in 1990's The Krays. Spandau Ballet stars Martin and Gary Kemp played the roles of Reggie and Ronnie respectively.

David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald and Chazz Palminteri round out the supporting cast for Legend, which is shooting in London now. »

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First Look at Tom Hardy as Ronnie and Reggie Kray in Brian Helgeland’s Legend

13 June 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It was revealed earlier this year that Tom Hardy has been cast in Legend, the upcoming Kray Twins movie from writer and director Brian Helgeland (Payback, 42). Now, with filming underway, the first official image of The Dark Knight Rises and Inception star as both Ronald and Reginald Kray has been released.

The well-known gangsters caused chaos during the 50s and 60s, and it should be fascinating to see how Tom Hardy differentiates both of the twin brothers from each other through his dual performance. It’s also clear just from the image above that they’ll be portrayed very differently.

Will Tom Hardy finally gain some major awards recognition? We’ll have to wait and see!

One of the last major movies to focus on the Kray Twins starred Gary and Martin Kemp from Spandau Balle, but having just the one actor play them should bring something very different to this particular project. »

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First look at Tom Hardy as Reggie and Ronnie Kray in Legend

12 June 2014 11:32 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

StudioCanal and Working Title have announced that production has got underway on Legend, the upcoming adaptation of John Pearson’s The Profession of Violence, which sees Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) taking on the dual roles of notorious London gangster the Kray twins. And to accompany the news, we’ve also got our first look at Hardy as both Ronnie and Reggie…

Legend is directed by Brian Helgeland (42) and also stars Emily Browning (Pompeii), David Thewlis (The Fifth Estate), Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World), Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones) and Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects).

The post First look at Tom Hardy as Reggie and Ronnie Kray in Legend appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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News Shorts: Judge, Dates, Legend, Dee

12 June 2014 4:41 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Judge

Another photo has popped up from the forthcoming drama "The Judge" starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. Downey plays an attorney returning to his hometown to defend his estranged father (Duvall) who is the prime suspect in a murder. The film opens in October. [Source: EW

Release Dates

20th Century Fox has scheduled the Rupert Friend-led "Hitman: Agent 47," based on the video game series, for a February 27th 2015 release.

The Weinstein Company have scheduled the Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan thriller "The Coup" on March 6th 2015. Finally, Relativity's "Desert Dancer" has been pushed back from August 15th to March 20th 2015.

Legend

Working Title and StudioCanal have revealed the first photo of Tom Hardy playing dual roles as the infamous 1960s UK gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray in Brian Helgeland's "Legend". Filming began today in the UK.

R.I.P. Ruby Dee

Legendary Oscar-nominated actress Ruby Dee »

- Garth Franklin

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