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Blade Runner Screenwriter to Be Announced Soon

29 December 2011 6:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, we reported that director Ridley Scott is confirmed to direct the new Untitled Blade Runner Project, which is believed to be a sequel. Producer Andrew A. Kosove revealed in a recent interview that the project still isn't confirmed as a sequel just yet, and that a screenwriter will be announced in early 2012.

"Sometime in the first two months of the new year we'll announce who the screenwriter will be and whether or not it's a prequel or sequel. And then we'll be off to the races."

When asked if this Untitled Blade Runner Project will be Ridley Scott's next project, Andrew A. Kosove said it is a very high priority for the director.

"Here's the thing about Ridley. Ridley is a special guy. He's a force of nature. He's got a lot of stuff that he's working on. I believe it's an extremely high priority for Ridley, »

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Dustin Hoffman's HBO drama 'Luck': New trailer released

26 September 2011 8:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

HBO has released a new trailer for forthcoming drama series Luck. The show, created by Deadwood's David Milch and starring Dustin Hoffman, will follow a number of characters who are frequenters of the same horse-racing track. John C. McGinley, Jon Ortiz, Dennis Farina, Ian Hart, Michael Gambon, Joan Allen and Nick Nolte will also appear in the project, from Heat director Michael Mann. Mann previously admitted (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Why “Point Break” is this era’s “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”

14 September 2011 2:37 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: The film world rolled their eyes in collective disgust yesterday after it was announced that Warner Bros. was financing and/or distributing a remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break. That 1991 cult-favorite of course starred Keanu Reeves as FBI Agent Johnny Utah, who goes undercover as a surfer to catch a gang of bank robbers, led by Patrick Swayze, who pull heists to finance their endless summer. The film is cheesy to the point of being high opera, but I always admired how straight-faced it was, and how seriously it took its violence. The picture takes awhile to achieve a body count, but when it does, its jolting. In this film, the loss of any life, be it an innocent bank guard or one of the robbers, was tragic and cause for mourning. And the finale was refreshingly grim, acknowledging that a violent crime story doesn’t have »

- Scott Mendelson

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Point Break Remake Announced!

12 September 2011 4:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Financing and production company Alcon Entertainment is set to remake the classic 1991 action-thriller Point Break as a feature film for release by Warner Bros, its home studio, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo's Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove.

Alcon principals Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove secured rights to the project the week of the original film's 20th anniversary from Rgm Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor. Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove will produce along with Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer, who also wrote the screenplay. Rgm Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producers.

The film is being fast tracked, with the filmmakers set to take the project out to directors soon.

The new version is set in the world of international extreme sports, and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring, »

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Casting Bits: Dermot Mulroney in ‘Stoker;’ John C. McGinley in ‘I, Alex Cross;’ Tyler Posey in ‘Taco Shop’

11 August 2011 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Casting! Here's info one one potentially great project, one that will probably find an appreciative audience, and one that will perhaps just make you hungry. I'll let you figure out which is which: Wentworth Miller joins Park Chan-wook's first English-language film, Stoker, John C. McGinley will realize his destiny by playing police chief to Tyler Perry in I, Alex Cross, and Tyler Posey will go to war with rival taco vendors in Taco Shop. I'm very excited for Stoker, which is about to shoot in Nashville and will be the English-language debut of Oldboy and Thirst director Park Chan-wook. The film is a Hitchcockian-sounding thriller written by Wentworth Miller, about a young woman who has to deal with the incursion of her mysterious uncle into the family after the death of her father. Mia Wasikowska plays the girl; Nicole Kidman is her mother; Matthew Goode is the uncle, and now »

- Russ Fischer

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John C. McGinley close to 'I, Alex Cross'

11 August 2011 11:40 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

John C. McGinley is in talks to join the cast of Summit Entertainment's thriller "I, Alex Cross," an origin tale based on the books of James Patterson.According to Variety, Tyler Perry will play the iconic detective-psychologist Alex Cross.Rob Cohen is directing from a script by Kerry Williamson and Marc Moss.Ed Burns, Matthew Fox, Jean Reno and Giancarlo Esposito have also been cast. The story finds Cross teaming up with another detective to track down a serial killer.Qed's Bill Block and Paul Hanson are producing along with Patterson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen. Production is scheduled to begin in August with a release in late 2012 or early 2013.McGinley is best known for his work on the NBC show "Scrubs." »

- Adnan Tezer

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Casting: Gangster, Alex Cross, R.I.P.D.

10 August 2011 12:28 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Gangster Squad

"The Killing" actress Mireille Enos is reportedly the latest to join the cast of Ruben Fleischer's 1940's-set ensemble drama "Gangster Squad" about an off the books team of Lapd cops coming together to take down a gangster (Sean Penn).

Enos is in talks to play Connie O’Mara, Josh Brolin’s pregnant wife in the film who assists her husband in assembling the titular squad. The actress is currently playing Brad Pitt's wife in the adaptation of "World War Z". [Source: Variety]

I, Alex Cross

"Scrubs" regular John C. McGinley has joined the cast of "I, Alex Cross", the Rob Cohen-directed film reboot of the character from the James Patterson novels which Tyler Perry will play.

McGinley will play Chief of Police Richard Brookwell and boss of forensic psychologist Cross whom is tracking down a serial killer (Matthew Fox). [Source: Showblitz]

R.I.P.D.

"Dinner for Schmucks" star Stephanie Szostak is »

- Garth Franklin

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John C. McGinley Is Chief of Police in I, Alex Cross

10 August 2011 10:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Scrubs star John C. McGinley has officially signed onto play the Chief of Police in I, Alex Cross for Summit Entertainment and director Rob Cohen.

Tyler Perry takes the lead in this reboot of the classic James Patterson novel series. He replaces Morgan Freeman, who played the character in Along Came A Spider and Kiss the Girls.

Other members of the cast include Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, Jean Reno, and Giancarlo Esposito. I, Alex Cross shoots later this year.

I, Alex Cross comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Matthew Fox, Tyler Perry, Edward Burns, John C. McGinley, Jean Reno, Giancarlo Esposito. The film is directed by Rob Cohen. »

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Ryan Gosling Goes 'Beyond The Pines' With Rose Byrne

10 August 2011 10:09 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Rose Byrne is headed into the forest for a role in "The Place Beyond The Pines."

The "X-Men: First Class" actress will be replacing Greta Gerwig as the wife of Bradley Cooper's character, a police officer turned politician, Vulture is reporting. "The Place Beyond The Pines," which also stars Ryan Gosling, is currently filming in Schenectady. "Blue Valentine's" Derek Cianfrance is directing the crime drama.

Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!

Three More For "Game Of Thrones"

The casting news for "Game of Thrones" season two continues with one major and two minor roles being filled. Author George R.R. Martin announced that Michael McElhatton will be playing Roose Bolton, who has a major role to play in Arya's storyline in season two. Martin also revealed that Ben Crompton will be playing the role of Dolorous Edd Tollett, a man of the Night's Watch »

- Terri Schwartz

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John C. McGinley Joins I, Alex Cross

10 August 2011 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

John C. McGinley ("Scrubs") has signed to co-star in director Rob Cohen's I, Alex Cross , reports Variety . He will play the chief of police in Summit Entertainment's reboot of the James Patterson novels. McGinley joins a cast that includes Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Ed Burns, Jean Reno, Giancarlo Esposito and Rachel Nichols. The series of novels, begun in 1993 with "Along Came a Spider," features a forensic psychologist named Alex Cross. Morgan Freeman played the role twice, first in an adaptation of the second book in the series, Kiss the Girls in 1997 and later in 2001 when Along Came a Spider itself was adapted. (Photo Credit: Fabrizio Picco/WENN) »

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Casting Call: John C. McGinley is the Boss in I, Alex Cross; Stephanie Szostak in Talks for R.I.P.D.; Dakota Johnson Joins Gay Dude

9 August 2011 8:51 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Scrubs Mvp John C. McGinley has signed on for a role in Summit's adaptation of I, Alex Cross.  Tyler Perry stars as a homicide detective in search of a serial killer: “The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits.” According to Showblitz, McGinley will play Chief of Police Richard Brookwell, a "vigorous, ambitious man" in contrast to Cross' gentler approach homicide.  Matthew Fox, Ed Burns, and Jean Reno also star in the adaptation, directed by Rob Cohen (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) from a script by Kerry Williamson and Marc Moss. Hit the jump for details on Stephanie Szostak's role opposite Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D., and info on the high school comedy Gay Dude. Szostak is in final negotiations to play the female lead in the comic adaptation R. »

- Brendan Bettinger

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John C. McGinley To Play Tyler Perry's Boss In I, Alex Cross

9 August 2011 6:53 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When an actor commits him or herself to a television show, it can have a seriously negative effect on their film career. Take John C. McGinley for example. Though he started his career as an awesome character actor and Oliver Stone regular, starring on Scrubs left him with very little time for movies, and, as a result, he hasn't appeared in one since 2008. But with the Scrubs ending after nine seasons McGinley is free to get back on the big screen and it starts with I, Alex Cross. Variety reports that the actor has signed on to play Tyler Perry's boss in the James Patterson reboot. The character, Chief of Police Richard Brookwell, is described as being "a vigorous, ambitious man," which McGinley should have no trouble pulling off. Set to be directed by Rob Cohen, the movie brings Cross back to his younger years as he hunts down »

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'Smurfs 2', 'World War Z' and 'Parker' Get Dated and Rose Replaces Greta in 'The Place Beyond the Pines'

9 August 2011 3:47 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids) is replacing Greta Gerwig in Derek Cianfrance's dramatic thriller The Place Beyond the Pines where she will join Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta and Ben Mendelson. In the film Gosling plays Luke, a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son, but when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer their violent confrontation spirals into a tense generational feud. The film began shooting two weeks ago in Schenectady and is the reason photos such as the one to the right (via NY Daily News) of Gosling-gone-blonde began popping up online. [Vulture]

Vera Farmiga is set to star with Mark Strong in Closer to the Moon, a period drama set in communist Romania to be directed by Romanian helmer Nae Caranfil. In the film Strong will star as Max Rosenthal, a former head of a criminal investigation unit for »

- Brad Brevet

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Emmys: A ballot full of all-star snubs

29 July 2011 8:07 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

We all love talking about who gets hosed when the Emmy nominations come out every year. In fact, we wouldn't have been doing our job if we didn't discuss the 2011 Emmy snubs almost as soon as the nominations were announced.

But we wanted to go a little further than just discussing this year's list of the dissed. We wanted to see what would happen if we put together an Emmy ballot of snubbed shows and stars -- meaning no nominations in their designated category -- from the last 10 or 15 years, to see what names we could find on that list. It turns out that the list of the snubbed is as accomplished, if not moreso, than the people who get nominated every year.

So here is a nomination ballot containing nothing but Emmy snubs. Let us know who would be on your ballot....

Outstanding Drama Series

"The Wire"

"Battlestar Galactica »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Looking back at Point Break

23 June 2011 3:04 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Director Kathryn Bigelow married serene surfing and brutal action in the 1991 classic, Point Break. Duncan takes an affectionate look back...

"If you want the ultimate, you've gotta be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love." - Bodhi

1990 was the year I turned fifteen. Even back then I was cinephile. So, that particular year was a landmark for me, as I suspect it was for many others like myself, living in the UK at the time, who were finally granted access to the next level of cinema.

In a pre-Internet age it was an incredibly big deal and one that meant I no longer had to pretend to act like an assured, confident and mature patron of my cinema just to watch a film I was excited about, something that, since I turned eighteen, I've never done again.

Having been raised to appreciate movies on their own merits, »

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DVD Review: Platoon The 25th Anniversary Edition

1 June 2011 1:24 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Platoon – The 25th Anniversary Edition Directed by: Oliver Stone Starring: Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Johnny Depp, Kevin Dillon, John C. McGinley, Keith David and Forest Whitaker Running time: 120 minutes, Rated R, Available on Blu-ray It’s been 25 years since the world first experienced Oliver Stone’s Platoon; a raw and surreal depiction of one man’s experience during the Vietnam conflict.  Private Chris Taylor (Sheen) is a college dropout who volunteers for combat in Vietnam.  After facing death and destruction head-on, he deals with inner torment as he struggles to survive his tour and deal with comrades in his platoon after an illegal killing of villagers. Platoon »

- juliana

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Platoon – Blu-ray Review

1 June 2011 6:28 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Blu-ray Review

Platoon

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Cast: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Keith David, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Depp, John C. McGinley

Running Time: 2 hrs

Rating: R

Due Out: May 24, 2011

Plot: A young soldier (Sheen) learns about the dark side of morality when he signs up to serve a year-long stint in Vietnam.

Who’S It For?: Collectivists of films that have won “Best Picture,” or those who can enjoy a gritty character study about American soldiers in Vietnam.

Movie:

Platoon champions itself as the one of the “first honest films about Vietnam,” and there’s certainly some merit to that. Writer/director Oliver Stone takes some very personal experiences he had while in service in Vietnam and melds them into a captivating character study. Whilst doing this, he strips away any glorification of war, and also in some way or the other, a sense of immediate patriotism. On either »

- Nick Allen

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Christopher Meloni leaves 'Svu' -- so who should take his place?

25 May 2011 4:46 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The news that Christopher Meloni won't return to "Law & Order: Svu" next season blindsided fans of the long-running series. The question now is: Who fills Elliot Stabler's shoes?

NBC and "Svu's" producers are reportedly searching for a "big name" to take over for Meloni, who's been with the show since its debut in 1999. In addition to being well-known, though, the guy (and we're assuming it will be a guy, so as to preserve the male-female dynamic between the lead detectives) who takes over for Meloni will need to have chemistry with co-star Mariska Hargitay and, if not match the intensity Meloni brought to Stabler, at least command attention in a similar way.

We don't know if any of the six actors below are "big" enough for NBC, but we think they'd all do fine work on "Svu."

John C. McGinley: He's known more as a comedic actor thanks to "Scrubs, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Exclusive: Dale Dye Talks Platoon

24 May 2011 1:55 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Military advisor and actor Dale Dye discusses Platoon, his directorial debut, Falling Skies, and more

There are several ways which actors first break into the business. Some attend performing arts school, some are plucked out of obscurity by those with an eye for talent, and some work their way up through a number of different ways. Dale Dye became an actor by joining the Marines, although he wouldn't know it until he retired from the Corps years later. Dale Dye has forged an impressive career as both an actor and a military consultant to Hollywood, and both of those careers got their start with the Oliver Stone war classic Platoon, which will be released on Blu-ray for the first time on May 24.

I recently had the chance to speak with Dale Dye, who has since acted in over 70 movies and TV shows and served as military consultant on nearly 50 projects, »

- MovieWeb

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Twelve Straight Actors Who Went Gay-For-Pay ... And Had Us Demanding Refunds

16 May 2011 1:54 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Our post about gay actors playing straight characters got us thinking about the flipside, straight actors playing gay characters.

But a list of straight actors successfully playing gay would be obvious (Tom Hanks, Heath Ledger, Phillip Seymour Hoffman) and frankly dull. So we decided instead to sharpen our knives and make a list that's a hell of a lot more fun.

Straight actors who crashed and burned attempting to play gay.

Most of these performances rely on cliche and stereotype, and to be fair, a lot of our favorite gay performances from straight actors do lean heavily on the flamboyant. But actors such as Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) manage to inject warmth, heart, and sincerity into the theatrics.

These actors, on the other hand, either try way too hard, or not hard enough, and embarrass themselves ... and us.

Mark Adair-Rios and Peter Oldring, Love That Girl

If you've never seen »

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