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Despite the film being set for release in just a little over two months, a trailer for Martin Scorsese’s much-anticipated directorial follow-up to The Wolf of Wall Street, Silence, still hasn’t hit the web; however, today, The Independent found a brand new image from the project to whet the appetites of movie buffs around the world patiently waiting for footage. The picture unveils Adam Driver’s character Father Francisco Garrpe, who was the only one of the three main characters (the other two being Andrew Garfield’s Father Sebastião Rodrigues and Liam Neeson’s Father Cristóvão Ferreira) that the public hadn’t yet seen a glimpse of. Check out the image below…
Nobody would have blamed Driver if he took 2016 off after starring in one of the biggest movies of all time, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in 2015, but the actor hasn’t slowed down one iota. This year, »
- Justin Cook
With a release date finally set for Martin Scorsese‘s long-gestating Silence — thankfully just two months away — we should be getting the trailer in no time, but first we have a new look. The director’s adaptation of Shusako Endo’s novel follows the story of two Jesuit priests in the seventeenth century who venture to Japan amid rumors that their mentor has abandoned the Church. Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, and Ciarán Hinds, one can see new image above, featuring Garfield and our first look at Driver’s character.
In related news, while Scorsese and longtime collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker continue to whittle away in the edit room, as expected, the previously rumored three-hour-plus runtime has been reduced. Producer Irwin Winkler, who calls it “Marty’s best movie,” tells Deadline the film now clocks in at 2 hours and 39 minutes, just 20 minutes shorter than The Wolf of Wall Street. »
- Jordan Raup
Bleed for This, 2016.
Directed by Ben Younger.
Vinny Pazienza (Miles Teller) has achieved enormous success as a lightweight boxer but his career is threatened when he fails in the Junior Welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather. When a devastating car accident causes a life-changing neck injury, the indomitable Vin works closely with his trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) and flamboyant father Angelo (Ciaran Hinds), the incapacitated Vinny vows to get back in the ring.
Boxing movies are as inseparable from their feel-good cliches as Mona Lisa is from her enigmatic smile. Sometimes this is easy to embrace and champion (Rocky); other times it’s eye-rollingly tiresome (last year’s punchdrunk, lumbering Jake Gyllenhaal starrer Southpaw). Only occasionally does a master director implode it from within (Martin Scorsese with Raging Bull, less a conventional underdog tale than a »
- Sean Wilson
"I don't mind the pain..." A new UK trailer has arrived for boxing drama Bleed For This, starring talented young actor Miles Teller as World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza. Paz started to rise in the boxing world in the early 90s, winning the junior middleweight world title, but broke his neck in a serious car accident. Doctors told him he may never walk again, but Paz returned to the ring thirteen months after the accident and made one of the greatest comebacks in the history of boxing. The cast includes Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds, Aaron Eckhart, Ted Levine, Kimberly Howe and Amanda Clayton. Both Teller and Eckhart give fantastic performances in this powerful story of overcoming hardship and fighting to do what you love. Here's the new official UK trailer for Ben Younger's Bleed For This, direct from YouTube: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza (Miles Teller »
- Alex Billington
Coinciding with its UK premiere at the London Film Festival this week, a trailer has arrived online for the upcoming biographical boxing drama Bleed for This. Written-directed by Ben Younger, the film stars Miles Teller as the former world champion Vinny Pazienza alongside Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds and Ted Levine; check it out below after the official synopsis…
Bleed For This is based on the incredible true story of Vinny Pazienza (Miles Teller), one of few American boxers to hold world titles in three different weight categories, who suffered a near-fatal car accident at the peak of his career. Told he would never walk again, Vinny spent months recovering in a neck brace until, against doctors’ orders and without their knowledge, he returned to the gym. With the support of trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), “The Pazmanian Devil” made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later. »
- Amie Cranswick
Open Road had previously announced a limited launch on Nov. 4. The wide release will open against Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and Stx Entertainment’s teen comedy “The Edge of Seventeen.”
Open Road picked up rights at Cannes and “Bleed for This” premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. Variety‘s Peter Debruge said in his review, “Teller is terrific, which should come as no surprise to ‘Whiplash’ fans.”
Paz is best known for making a triumphant return to the boxing ring after he broke his neck in three places in a traffic accident in 1991 while he was at the peak of his career. Against doctors’ orders, Paz returned to the gym with his metal halo still on, »
- Dave McNary
Production on the network’s straight-to-series property is expected to get underway in Budapest come winter, when Ciaran Hinds, Utopia star Paul Ready and Adam Nagaitis will round out the preliminary cast.
Rooted in 1847, The Terror can be seen as an old-timey spin on your classic creature feature, thrusting a Royal Naval expedition crew into peril as they plot course for the Northwest Passage. On their journey, a mysterious predator slithers on board, stalking everyone on the ship and picking off crew members one by one. Imagine The Thing, only here we find our band of heroes isolated on the high seas as opposed to the bitter-cold plains of Antarctic.
Confronting that monster head on is Jared Harris, »
- Michael Briers
Author Dan Simmons knows how to spark scares and intrigue with his writing. His 1991 novel Summer of Night is essential reading for those who love a good coming-of-age horror tale, and his historical fiction novel The Terror offers an eerie experience of its own. AMC will bring the latter to the screen with their upcoming anthology series, which has just cast Jared Harris in the lead role of Captain Francis Crozier:
Press Release: New York, NY, September 29, 2016 – AMC announced today that Jared Harris (Mad Men, The Crown) has been cast as the lead actor in the networks’ anthology drama series, The Terror, an adaption of the bestselling novel by Dan Simmons. David Kajganich (True Story, A Bigger Splash) and Soo Hugh (The Whispers, The Killing) are serving as executive producers, writers and co-showrunners with Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 producing the series in association with AMC Studios. Production begins »
- Derek Anderson
Jared Harris (Mad Men, The Crown) is set to star in AMC’s anthology drama series The Terror, based on the bestselling 2007 novel by Dan Simmons. Scott Free, Alexandra Milchan's Emjag Productions, Entertainment 360 and AMC Studios are producing the 10-episode straight-to-series drama set to premiere in 2017. Additionally, Game of Thrones’ Ciaran Hinds, Paul Ready (Cuffs, Utopia) and Adam Nagaitis (Houdini and Doyle, Suffragette) round out the cast. Written by feature… »
Silence will open in limited release on December 23, day-and-date with Japan through Kadokawa and Australia via Transmission. It will expand in the Us in January 2017 and roll out across Europe in January and February 2017.
The Oscar-winning director has attempted to make the film for many years and it finally began to move forward when Im Global brought Scorsese to Cannes to launch sales in May 2013.
Mexican producer Gaston Pavlovich’s Fabrica de Cine provided lead financing alongside AI Film and executive producer Dale A. Brown of Sharpsword Films. The producers are Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Randall Emmett, Barbara Defina, Vittorio Cecchi Gori and Irwin Winkler. Im Global founder Stuart Ford is among the executive producers.
The story centres on a pair of 17th century Portuguese missionaries who travel to Japan during the brutal »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
An adaptation of the 1966 Shusaku Endo novel of the same name, “Silence” — which stars Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver and Ciaran Hinds — has been a passion project for Scorsese for the better part of three decades. On paper, it has all the hallmarks of a prestige awards contender, but “on paper” can steer you wrong. Look at any number of would-be Oscar dramas that went nowhere over the years.
A source told me last month that the film was clocking in at 195 minutes at the time. Word is the studio was hoping Scorsese could cut it down, which is only natural: A 17th Century drama about Jesuit missionaries in Japan is a tough commercial sell as it is. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Go figure. Just as I had decided to pull it from my next set of Oscar predictions, the folks at Paramount Pictures finally give a release date to Martin Scorsese’s passion project Silence. Yes, on December 23rd the movie will open in limited release, before going wide the next month in January. It’s a sigh of relief to many cinema fans out there, while it also represents one more huge contender in a still pretty crowded field. That will get culled down when the precursors begin, but for the moment, Silence is back on as a top tier contender for Academy Award attention. The film is an adaptation of the Shûsaku Endô novel of the same name. During the 17th century, a pair of Jesuit priests in Father Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver) travel to Japan looking for their mentor Father Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson). There, »
- Joey Magidson
Despite being one of the most anticipated films of the year, “Silence” didn’t have an official release date until this morning. It’s now been confirmed that Martin Scorsese’s period drama will go into limited release on December 23, just in time to qualify for award season, before expanding in January. The celebrated filmmaker’s adaptation of Shūsaku Endō’s novel of the same name concerns two Jesuit priests in the 1670s who travel from Portugal to Japan, where their proselytizing isn’t well received.
Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson star in the movie, which some had speculated might not be seen until next year’s edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Budgeted at $51 million and running a full 195 minutes, “Silence” is Scorsese’s first film since 2013’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
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- Michael Nordine
After many rumors and even talk from the director himself, some were unsure that Martin Scorsese‘s Silence would make it to theaters by this calendar year. Thankfully, those fears can now be put to rest as we have the most promising news imaginable this awards season. Paramount has officially set a December 23 limited release for the director’s adaptation of Shusako Endo’s novel, which as of late summer, clocked in at over three hours.
Silence follows the story of two Jesuit priests in the seventeenth century who venture to Japan amid rumors that their mentor has abandoned the Church, the cast includes Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, and Ciarán Hinds.
Following its limited late-December bow, Paramount also noted the film will expand wide in January, but they have yet to set a specific date. In terms of competition, A Monster Calls will also be landing »
- Jordan Raup
There’s something about boxing movies that gets butts in seats regardless of so many being practically the same story. The formula almost always concerns some type of personal and professional redemption and Ben Younger‘s Bleed for This is no exception. Being a true telling of Vinny Pazienza’s (Miles Teller) arduous journey back into the ring after a near-fatal car crash severed his neck, however, means it possesses some substance beyond the old “washed up” bid for revenge against the press or a former coach/manager who’s now inexplicably repping the opponent. Some of that is present too, but it takes a backseat to watching a tenacious young man beat the odds to prove mankind’s resilience rather than facilitate the usual melodramatic quest of honoring a fridged family member.
Our introduction to Paz is by watching him get beat for the third time in a row »
- Jared Mobarak
Miles Teller straps on the gloves for this retro boxing biopic, the second to play at Tiff ’16 following the Live Schreiber starrer The Bleeder, which bowed earlier in the festival.
Teller leads in the role of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a blue-collar fighter from Providence, Rhode Island who is propelled onto the world stage after winning two huge title fights. With his career looking extremely positive following his pairing with renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) – a coach who previously trained Mike Tyson – however things take a turn for the worse when Pazienza is involved in a near-fatal car crash that leaves him with a broken neck. With the help of Rooney, the »
- Paul Heath
Black Bicycle Entertainment is financing and producing alongside Bedford Falls in association with Potboiler. Lipsync is co-financing post production.
Producers are Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz under their Bedford Falls Company with Black Bicycle Entertainment’s Erika Olde, Rick Solomon and Potboiler’s Andrea Calderwood. Susan Kirr is executive producing. CAA is handling the domestic rights while Im Global is selling international rights.
The project was unveiled in February at Berlin with Chastain starring as Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, who travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull, and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples’ struggle over the rights to their land. »
- Dave McNary
Michael Greyeyes, Sam Rockwell, Ciaran Hinds, Chaske Spencer and Bill Camp are joining the cast of Woman Walks Ahead. This is the Susanna White-directed indie based on the true story of Catherine Weldon, the widowed Brooklyn artist who in June 1889 travels to the Dakota Territory to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull, and soon becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land. Jessica Chastain is playing Wheldon, and the pic from Steven… »
When you look at Miles Teller in person, you don’t think “World Champion Boxer” – but an additional 20 pound of muscle fixes that. When you see Aaron Eckhart, you don’t think “overweight alcoholic coach” – but with an additional 40-or-so pounds of fat and a half-bald head, that changes. When see the cast of Bleed For This, you don’t think “an uplifting true story that defies all odds” – but after you watch Ben Younger’s no-punches-pulled biopic about Vinny Pazienza, I guarantee you will. This is a boxing drama that scrappily battles for its recognition, determined to win you over at any cost.
As you might have already gathered, Teller stars as Rhode Island’s own boxing phenom, Vinny Pazienza. Starting out as a Lightweight, Vinny strings together an impressive streak of wins before suffering from a near-death dehydration experience. That’s when coach Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) decides »
- Matt Donato
Production is underway in New Mexico on the story of Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn who travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull, and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples’ struggle over the rights to their land. Steven Knight wrote the screenplay.
Im Global handles international sales, while CAA represents Us rights.
Black Bicycle Entertainment is financing and producing alongside Bedford Falls in association with Potboiler.
Broad Green Pictures has hired Richard Fay as president of distribution. Broad Green’s upcoming slate includes Bad Santa 2, set to open on November 23, and 2017 release Villa Capri. Fay most recently served as president of domestic theatrical distribution at Lionsgate.James Le Gros, Kevin J. O’Connor, Amy Hargreaves, Jim Parrack and Angus Macfayden and Nolan Lyons have joined the drama Buck Run, which »
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