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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."
"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, »
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
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
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, »
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
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
"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
- Garth Franklin
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
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) »
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
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 »
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
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
"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, »
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 »
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Running Time: 2 hrs
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.
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
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."
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, »
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.
If you've never seen »
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