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Hardy said he has been working closely with Warner Bros, "watching their gangster films — the ones with James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson...it’s interesting to get them, and a bit of Capone, into the bloodstream… The idea isn’t to remake those films but to get a flavour of them as we explore Capone’s career as a racketeer."
Actors previously playing Capone in film include Rod Steiger, "Al Capone" (1959), Neville Brand, "The George Raft Story (1961), Jason Robards, "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (1967), Buddy Lester, "Poor Devil" (1973), Ben Gazzara, "Capone" (1975), Robert De Niro, "The Untouchables" (1987), Eric Roberts, "The Lost Capone" (1990), Anthony Lapaglia, "Road to Perdition" (2002), Jon Bernthal, »
- Michael Stevens
Content’s sales team has introduced another title to Efm buyers and has been talking up the espionage thriller Newcomer.
Srdjan Stakic will produce in association with Dominion Pictures and Emote Productions, while Brian Kavanaugh-Jones serves as executive producer with Greg Chou, Taylor Hart, Carl Moellenberg, Brandon Powers and Bobby Sain.
Director Kai Barry will start shooting in Serbia this week (Feb 12) on the story of a rookie on a botched special ops mission in Belgrade who is interrogated by his own agency and battles to prove his innocence.
“Kai, Brian and Srdjan have created a really compelling world of intrigue and action and we believe this could be the launch of an enduring character,” said Content »
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• The Vampire Academy’s Zoey Deutch will star opposite Tyson Ritter (The House Bunny), Wyatt Russell (Cowboys & Aliens), and William Hurt (Winter’s Tale) in the upcoming Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider. Deutch will play Mae, who becomes a rock ‘n’ roll groupie in the hopes of ditching her small-town life. She later becomes the love interest of Gregg Allman in the early years of The Allman Brothers Band. The film is being adapted for the big screen by producer/director Randall Miller and screenwriter Jody Savin (Bottle Shock) from Allman’s biography, My Cross to Bear, which the singer co-wrote with Alan Light. »
- Pamela Gocobachi
Ashton and Katie Page penned the screenplay, which is loosely inspired by their own off-camera relationship. The real-life couple also co-star in what is described as a fresh look at whether true love can survive when you meet the right person at the wrong time.
Lapaglia is repped by ICM and Industry Entertainment.
- Justin Kroll
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) announced the winners of their third Aacta Intl. Awards Jan. 10 at a ceremony in Los Angeles, with “Gravity” and “American Hustle” each winning two gongs.
The awards recognize cinematic excellence in seven categories: best film, director, screenplay, actor, actress, supporting actor and supporting actress.
“Gravity” won best picture, with director Alfonos Cuaron taking the director trophy, while “American Hustle” won for Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell’s screenplay, and Jennifer Lawrence’ssupporting actress role.
Australian Cate Blanchett recieved the actress award for her portrayal of a »
- Carole Horst
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