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‘Twin Peaks’ Revival: Release Info Revealed & David Lynch Directing All 18 Episodes

23 July 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fans have been patiently waiting for more information on the highly-anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival. Few details are known about what’s to be expected, but now we have a couple more to add to the list. During the San Diego Comic-Con panel for “Batman Killing Joke,” Ray Wise, who portrayed Leland Palmer in the original series, confirmed that the revival will be released by Showtime in the summer of 2017. That means fans will still have to wait a whole year!

He also stated that there would be a total of 18 episodes, all to be directed by David Lynch, and that he would be in all of them.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Cast: Who’s Making It Back To The Show & Which Notable Cast Members Won’t Be Returning

Wise will reprise his role of Palmer, who is the original series was an attorney who is well-known and respected in the town of Twin Peaks. »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Twin Peaks’ Revival: Release Info Revealed & David Lynch Directing All 18 Episodes

23 July 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fans have been patiently waiting for more information on the highly-anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival. Few details are known about what’s to be expected, but now we have a couple more to add to the list. During the San Diego Comic-Con panel for “Batman Killing Joke,” Ray Wise, who portrayed Leland Palmer in the original series, mentioned that the revival would be released by Showtime in the summer of 2017. Though that time frame has not been confirmed by the network. 

He also stated that there would be a total of 18 episodes, all to be directed by David Lynch, and that he would be in all of them. The number of episodes does match the number listed on IMDb. 

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Cast: Who’s Making It Back To The Show & Which Notable Cast Members Won’t Be Returning

Wise will reprise his role of Palmer, who is the original »

- Liz Calvario

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Andrew Lincoln to Appear at Walker Stalker Con Atlanta 2016

20 July 2016 12:29 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

While The Walker Stalkers host many Walking Dead conventions throughout the year, their biggest one takes place around Halloween in the state where the series is filmed: Georgia. This year’s Walker Stalker Con Atlanta will be brimming with special guests, including Rick Grimes himself, Andrew Lincoln.

Our friends at The Walker Stalkers recently announced that Andrew Lincoln, aka Rick Grimes, will be attending Walker Stalker Con Atlanta for one day only on Sunday, October 30th.

Lincoln is expected to take part in a panel and will also do photo-ops. Further details have yet to be revealed, but fans can expect panel seats and photo-op slots to quickly sell out once they become available to purchase.

This is a rare convention appearance for Lincoln, so fans of the actor and his work who live nearby (or even far away) will not want to miss this, especially since 100% of Lincoln’s »

- Derek Anderson

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Henry Dean Stanton to Star in Actor John Carroll Lynch’s Directorial Debut ‘Lucky’

7 July 2016 10:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut “Lucky” has officially announced its cast, and the beloved Henry Dean Stanton is set to lead the way in a role specifically written “as a love letter” to the veteran actor. Produced by Superlative Films, the drama will also star Ed Begley Jr., Ron Livingston, Tom Skerritt and David Lynch.

Read More: ‘The Founder’ Trailer: Michael Keaton Takes The Future By The Arches In McDonald’s Founder Biopic

Stanton has had an illustrious career, playing parts in classics like “Alien” and “The Green Mile” while also having a big presence in television. In talking about getting the multi-talented actor for his film, Lynch said, “I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with Harry Dean Stanton. The screenplay was written with such intimacy, that it too was undeniable. The incredible cast that has come together to bring it to life is proof of that. »

- Kyle Kizu

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Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch Reteam for ‘Lucky’

7 July 2016 9:25 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Harry Dean Stanton and David Lynch are re-teaming at last, this time in front of the camera to co-star in actor-turned-director John Carroll Lynch‘s indie directorial debut, “Lucky.” The film, currently shooting in Los Angeles, also stars Ed Begley Jr., Ron Livingston, Tom Skerritt, Barry Shabaka Henley, Beth Grant, Yvonne Huff Lee, Hugo Armstrong, and James Darren. Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja wrote the script specifically for Stanton, who plays a 90-year-old atheist living in an off-the-map desert town filled with quirky characters. Having out-lived and out-smoked all his contemporaries, the fiercely independent man finds himself at the precipice of life, »

- Thom Geier

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Harry Dean Stanton and David Lynch Reteam For ‘Lucky’

7 July 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After working together on The Straight Story, Inland Empire, Wild at Heart, and the undervalued Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (as well as Showtime’s 2017-bound continuation), Harry Dean Stanton and David Lynch are reteaming for a new project. However, they’ll both be in front of the camera this time.

They’ll be starring in Lucky, the directorial debut of John Carroll Lynch (Zodiac, The Invitation), which has already started production. Also featuring Ed Begley Jr., Ron Livingston, Tom Skerritt, Barry Shabaka Henley, Beth Grant, Yvonne Huff Lee, Hugo Armstrong, and James Darren, it follows Stanton as a 90-year-old atheist who embarks on a spiritual journey in his desert town.

“I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with Harry Dean Stanton,” John Carroll Lynch tells Variety. “‘Lucky tells the story of the journey we are all on; coming to terms with the fragility of life and, »

- Jordan Raup

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Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch Join John Carroll Lynch’s Drama ‘Lucky’

7 July 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Harry Dean Stanton is starring in John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut “Lucky,” currently shooting in Los Angeles.

David Lynch will also appear in the film, which adds to the list of projects he and Stanton have worked on together, including “Wild at Heart” and “The Straight Story.” Stanton is also expected to appear in Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” reboot.

Superlative Films is the production company. John Carroll Lynch is directing from a script by Stanton’s longtime friends Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja.

“Lucky” follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist — played by Stanton — and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. He finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration.

The cast includes Ed Begley Jr. (“Better Call Saul”), Ron Livingston and Tom Skerritt, along with Barry Shabaka Henley, Beth Grant, Yvonne Huff Lee, Hugo Armstrong and James Darren.“

Producers are Logan Sparks, »

- Dave McNary

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Harry Dean Stanton To Topline John Carroll Lynch’s Indie ‘Lucky’

7 July 2016 8:08 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Harry Dean Stanton has been set to topline Lucky, the indie pic from newbie Superlative Films that will mark the directing debut of John Carroll Lynch. Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja penned the script with their longtime friend Stanton in mind. Ed Begley Jr, Ron Livingston, Tom Skerritt and David Lynch co-star alongside Barry Shabaka Henley, Beth Grant, Yvonne Huff Lee, Hugo Armstrong, and James Darren. Lucky centers on the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist… »

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Furst Born: CBS Extends Cast Options for Comedy Pilot

30 June 2016 6:10 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

CBS is sticking with Furst Born. Deadline reports the network has extended options for the cast of the comedy pilot.From Dan O’Shannon and Robyn Butler, the single-camera sitcom "is about a wife and mother who learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag racers."  Poppy Montgomery, Katey Sagal, John Carroll Lynch, Swoosie Kurtz, Brooke Elliott, Kelli Goss, and Talitha Bateman star.Read More… »

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Netflix Will Stream 7 Albert Brooks Movies for the First Time

30 June 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix is throwing a film festival for Albert Brooks: The service is making seven movies written and directed by the comedian available for the first time on a subscription-streaming service, starting Friday, July 1.

The films are: “Defending Your Life,” “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World,” “Lost in America,” “Modern Romance,” “Mother,” “The Muse” and Brooks’ directorial debut “Real Life.” The titles will be available only to Netflix’s U.S. subscribers.

Albert Brooks and his films have been a huge influence on American comedy,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer. “His innovative early short films and comedy albums lead to body of film work that thrives in the culture and keeps us laughing today. We are proud to have our U.S. Netflix members revisit these great works and to help introduce Brooks’ comedies to the next generation of fans.”

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- Todd Spangler

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The Invitation Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

16 June 2016 1:59 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On July 26th, Drafthouse Films invites viewers to attend an unnerving dinner party with their Blu-ray / DVD combo pack (including Digital HD) release of Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation, complete with an audio commentary, a booklet, and more:

Press Release: Dubbed “the best horror film of the year” by Maxim, the stylish chiller The Invitation will arrive in a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack on July 26, 2016, from Drafthouse Films. In this taut psychological thriller from award-winning director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband David (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”). The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts an equally eerie present; amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will-and the audience-are unsure what threats are real or imagined.

Kusama’s thriller opened the Midnight section of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival before receiving wide acclaim during the nationwide theatrical release. For Kusama, who first made her mark with the breakout 2000 hit Girlfight, The Invitation boasts a triumphant return to her independent roots, as well as an impressively-crafted script written and produced by screenwriting duo Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Crazy/Beautiful, Ride Along). Also starring isEmayatzy Corinealdi (Miles Ahead, “Roots”) and John Carroll Lynch (“American Horror Story,” Zodiac).

Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD of The Invitation include audio commentary with Kusama, Hay and Manfredi, “The Making of The Invitation,” music videos for original songs by Craig Wedren and Benjamin Newgard, the theatrical trailer, a HD digital copy of the film and booklet featuring an original essay by critic Britt Hayes.

About Drafthouse Films

Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. Following the earnestly simple motto of “sharing the films we love with widest audience possible,” Drafthouse Films debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of Four Lions, which was named of Time Magazine’s “Top 10 Films Of The Year.” Their diverse and unique slate includes Joshua Oppenheimer’s highly-acclaimed, Oscar® nominated documentaries The Act Of Killing and The Look of Silence, produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, Michel Gondry’s surrealist romance Mood Indigo starring Audrey Tautou, Midnight Movie sensations Miami Connection and The Visitor and rediscovered classics Wake In Fright, Ms. 45 and Roar (in conjunction with Olive Films).

Recent and upcoming releases include Anders Thomas Jensen’s dark comedy Men & Chicken, starring Mads Mikkselsen; and the documentary Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, the true story of three eleven-year-old boys who filmed a shot-for-shot adaptation of Spielberg’s classic during the 1980s..

Drafthouse Films distributes films theatrically, through home video, VOD and their direct-to-consumer platforms integrating into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the Us; and the pop culture website Birth.Movies.Death.

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- Derek Anderson

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Exclusive: Director Patricia Riggen and actor Eugenio Derbez talk Miracles from Heaven

9 June 2016 5:10 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

The film Miracles from Heaven is released in the UK on Friday 10 June. It's the story of a family when one of their daughters develops a rare disease. Jennifer Garner puts in a terrific performance the mother, Christy Beam, who has a fierce love for her daughter, but struggles with her own faith. Along the way, encouragement, and humour, are provided by a supporting cast including Queen Latifah and John Caroll Lynch.

The film is a real emotional roller-coaster, and will most likely bring you to tears, but in a hopeful, life-affirming way.

Shadowlocked has an exclusive, pre-recorded interview with the director, Patricia Riggen (The 33), and one of the supporting actors, popular Mexican comedian Eugenio Derbez, who plays Dr. Nurko in the film.

(May contain mild or generalised spoilers.)

Patricia Riggen: “At that time, I took the – then – risk of casting an unknown, you know – a big star in the comedy television world – but unknown, unproved star for films, that's what they used to tell me... And of course, he was the best bet, and Eugenio you know, took on that role back then, and just did such an amazing job with completely different character from what he was always typecasted to be.”

Journalist: “Are you just saying that because he's sitting next to you?”

[laughter]

PR: “No, I would say exactly the same...

Now I gave him a...[role that is] eminent, doctor, Harvard, professor, number one doctor in the country, probably in the world. And I'm casting a comedian to do it, you know! But I know Eugenio had the qualities, and I think the biggest quality I found was his heart. His huge sense of compassion to his patient. You know.

And that's something I saw from Dr. Nurko when I met him, and heard it from the little girl and the mom, and that's I think the biggest quality. Overall, he did an amazing job with the character, but the compassion, the heart he shows the girl, is just making that character just shine and be so well-received with the audience.”

Journalist: “How did you prepare for the role? You said you met with the real doctor?”

Eugenio Derbez: “Well, yeah, I met with Dr. Nurko first on...through Skype, and then personally...”

Journalist: “When you said you first met him on Skype, did he know you were also from Mexico? So, you're like a big Mexican star, calling this guy up on...”

PR: “It's like, Will Ferrell calling Dr. Nurko...but bigger!”

Ed: “But it was hard because Patricia was afraid: 'What if Dr. Nurko is not...probably, he's not happy that you're gonna portray him, because...probably, you're a comedian and he's so serious, you know, and he's an eminence...' But the minute she called him, he was like a fan, right! 'Oh, Eugenio, yes, that's great! Awesome!' So, he was really happy. [Continuing the anecdote:] Uh, hang up...”

[laughter]

PR: “And he's very happy now.”

Ed: “Very.”

PR: “I talked to him this morning. He's so thrilled. He saw the movie. He loved his character. He's just so thankful.”

Ed: “And full of hair. That too. He had no hair, so...[whereas Eugenio Derbez, who portrayed him oncreen, does].”

[laughter]

"Yes, everyone cries their eyes out, but everyone comes out so happy, and so moved in a good way..."

Ed: “So, I was trained, hopefully well-trained, at the hospital. And then the challenge for me was to find this balance between being funny...but at the same time, but she was always asking me, 'Okay, you have the funny part, but I want to see your eyes, that you're worried about that girl...I want to see everything happening through your eyes.' So it was very, very, very hard to find this balance.”

Journalist: “Yeah, because you're so fun, but also you want to portray... Because I often, watching it, I often look to you to know what was going on. So I would actually look at you, and think, 'What's he doing? How is he reacting?”

PR: “He's a doctor. He has to be believable, and we have to understand everything.”

Journalist: “Just as a point of reference, what was the name of the Mexican doctor that you said you worked with?”

PR: “Doctor Hose Garza. Another specialist in the field, and he's based in Atlanta. We shot the movie in Atlanta, so we had to have a local doctor that was advising us. He advised me through the entire process, you know, in screenplay, in all the props, everything, all the processes, giving him all the instructions that he needed, everything, he was with us through the whole time. So we would be very faithful to the truth, to reality, the medical reality.”

Journalist: “How are you feeling doing a real character? Is it the first time for you...”

Ed: “Yes. And it was even harder, because Dr. Nurko showed up at the set. So I was working on set when Dr. Nurko arrived, and it was a lot of pressure having him watching me... And I was like, 'Am I funny enough? Am I too funny? How am I doing?' And he was like, 'No, no, no, perfect. That's the kind of things I do with the patients.' So, everything is exactly like he does...”

PR: “...They have to play, be funny, be playful... And that's when I decided Eugenio, because he knew exactly what to do, because he's a professional entertainer... And that's when we really found exactly why Eugenio was perfect for this character. Because just casting a serious medical doctor would not have been the perfect person...”

"So a story like this, of this suffering, has to make you grow as a person."

Journalist: “Is the faith element of this story something that drew either one of you to this project?”

PR: “Uh huh. Also, I think, well, good stories are good stories, right? I was raised in a Mexican family, a Catholic family, and faith is part of my being. And I understand also as a mother, that faith plays an important part in when you go through very difficult circumstances, particularly something like this. So I was very respectful of that in the story, and made sure that the story of Christy Beam [Jennifer Garner], and how her journey of faith also, goes along at the same time as the journey of the struggle to find a cure for her daughter. So it has that other storyline going through, of how she...sometimes happens to people, that they lose their faith, and then you know, thankfully they get it back, in this case with a very happy ending.”

Journalist: “How did this story come to you? Had the producers seen The 33 [a film that Patricia Riggen directed about the trapped Chilean miners]?”

PR: “Uh huh. Yeah. They had seen The 33, and also Under the Same Moon. And I was just coming out of The 33; I had just finished that movie, and this one came about. And I wasn't sure I should work, because I was so tired, but then I thought, 'It's completely different than the other one. It's, you know, in a safe environment, I'm not gonna be in a mine, I'm gonna be in a building, I can drive a car to work, that's air-conditioned, you know, and an elevator, so... And, I don't have to wear a hard hat and boots. And also, I don't have to deal with 33 men!"

[laughter]

PR: "And I thought, this is beautiful, it's [a story of] a woman, it's [a story of] a girl, you know, it's something that I'm very familiar with, I'm the daughter of a doctor, I was raised with hospitals in my world, and doctors, and I just have...I'm very familiar with the subject matter, unfortunately. And so I thought, 'Okay, I'll do it. It's easy, it's small. Let's take it.' And then of course I realised, nothing is easy, and nothing is small! And this movie has had great...great challenges, and I'm very happy with the result.”

"I think it all has a good reason behind it, that it makes it worth it. Because everyone has invested so much of their own tears into this."

Journalist: “What was the biggest challenge?”

PR: “Probably one of the biggest challenges in this movie is finding a balance between the drama and making an entertaining movie. So, you know, when I first got the script, it was really all about a sick child. And I thought, 'Who's gonna wanna see a movie about a sick child?'... That's when I started bringing a lot of things into it: all the fun stuff, happiness, lightness, [the character of] Angela [(Queen Latifah)] came into this story, because she had to come in with a light and fun. Because we have to balance the pain. That's, I think, the biggest challenge for a director.

And at the same time, be truthful to what the medical reality of these families are. It is painful, but we have to make a watchable movie. And, I think it's been achieved. I'm very happy with how I see people['s] reaction. Yes, everyone cries their eyes out, but everyone comes out so happy, and so moved in a good way, and thankfully I think it's right there, I think it has the right balance.

It was tough to work with the actors, because, you know, they had to deliver really, really heart-wrenching performances. It was very hard for Jennifer [Garner, who played the mother] and for Kylie [Rogers, who played the daughter] to go through all that pain as they were delivering these characters to us, and to maybe...they're pushing them to go to that place. But...I think it all has a good reason behind it, that it makes it worth it. Because everyone has invested so much of their own tears into this.”

Journalist: “Before you go, will you two be working together again, do you have any plans to?”

PR: “Are you gonna hire me now, because...?”

Ed: “I sent you a script! Remember?”

PR: “No!”

[laughter]

PR: “I think, whenever I have an opportunity of a character that fits, that Eugenio fits into those shoes, I will always call him, because we have a good...very productive, beautiful, trust relationship.”

Ed: “Uh huh. Always. Yeah. Yeah. And I love the way she directs. And I don't have to say this, it's not because she's here, but of all the directors that I've worked with, she is the best. The most accurate, the most precise director I have worked with. She's amazing.”

Journalist: “...One thing I really like was the pizza highlight of the film, when they sacrifice [pizza in solidarity with the girl, who can't eat it] and [then finally] have pizza in the end. Was that your idea?”

PR: “Yes.”

Journalist: “I really like that. It's small, but it is...”

PR: “Yes, and you know why it was so important also to keep that scene at the end? Because everybody was like, 'Let's cut it'. No! Because where you show everyone's changed. Everyone has changed. It's like, let's return, you know. So a story like this, of this suffering, has to make you grow as a person. And it made all these members of this family grow. Even in little things, you can see the change. Christy now praying, you know, all of these things now happen in that scene.”

A list of UK cinemas showing Miracles from Heaven can be found here. »

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Turn: Washington's Spies: Season Three Ratings

3 May 2016 6:34 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A historical drama, Turn: Washington's Spies didn't do very well in the ratings in its first season and the numbers got even worse last year. AMC has continued to renew it anyway. Will the ratings rise or fall even lower this time around? Cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned.

Taking place during the American Revolutionary War, Turn: Washington Spies follows a group of friends who become spies and help turn the tide of the war. The cast includes Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Daniel Henshall, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Samuel Roukin, Jj Feild, Meegan Warner, Angus MacFadyen, Ian Kahn, Ksenia Solo, Owain Yeoman, Nick Westrate, Idara Victor, John Carroll Lynch, and Stephen Root.

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The Founder Gets A New Movie Poster

22 April 2016 8:24 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Chronicling the rise of McDonald’s fast food empire, The Founder tells the true story of how Illinois salesman Ray Kroc met brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California in the 1950s. Kroc subtly maneuvers himself into a position to take control of their company, which grows into one of the world’s best-known brands after he buys the chain for $2.7 million in 1961. The new movie stars Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, and Patrick Wilson. “The Founder” hits theaters on August 5.

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- Rudie Obias

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The Founder trailer: Michael Keaton starts McDonald’s

21 April 2016 10:30 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The man who transformed McDonald's is brought to the screen by Michael Keaton, in The Founder...

Michael Keaton’s next big screen role will see him play Ray Kroc in The Founder. Kroc is the man who bought McDonald’s from its original founders back in 1961, and then turned it into the global business it’s known as today.

The movie is being directed by Saving Mr Banks’ John Lee Hancock, and it co-stars Laura Dern, John Carroll Lynch, Nick Offerman and Linda Cardellini. Arriving in Us cinemas in August (there’s no UK release date in place yet), the first trailer and an official synopsis for The Founder have now been released.

Here’s the trailer first…

And here’s the official synopsis…

Written by Robert Siegel (Big Fan), The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, »

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The Invitation – Review

21 April 2016 4:43 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Review by Stephen Tronicek

Suspense is difficult to build, and truly tricking your audience is hard. The Invitation is a film that proposes an ending for itself within the first thirty minutes, and immediately gets the audience rooting for it to get there. It then introduces a number of new plot elements calling that ending into question, and becomes an even richer work in the process.

Now, that’s how you create thematic suspense that’s immediately built into your movie. Proposing two possible interesting endings leaves an audience in desperation of what could possibly happen, and isn’t that the purpose of a vicious thriller?

And The Invitation is a vicious thriller. The way it jolts you around is inspired, but the fact that it has layers of built in suspense makes it even better. It’s about a group of friends who meet up for a dinner party »

- Movie Geeks

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The Founder Trailer Stars Michael Keaton as the Man Behind McDonald's

21 April 2016 11:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of this summer's most highly-anticipated movies is Warner Bros'. Suicide Squad, which will provide an origin story for the members of Task Force X in the studio's DC Extended Universe. When that movie hits theaters on August 5, it will be going up against a much different origin story, The Weinstein Company's The Founder, which charts the origins of fast food giant McDonald's, and its founder, Ray A. Kroc, played by Michael Keaton. Today we have the first trailer for The Founder, which shows how a salesman turned one hamburger stand into a worldwide empire.

In the 1950s, Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) was a lowly milkshake maker salesman from Illinois who came across a Southern California hamburger restaurant dubbed McDonald's, run by two brothers, Mac (John Caroll Lynch) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman). Impressed by their speedy system of making what would become known as fast food, and their signature golden arches, »

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Check out Michael Keaton in the first trailer for ‘The Founder’

21 April 2016 10:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There’s no doubting that Michael Keaton is on a bit of a roll at the moment. Not only did he bag a Best Actor Oscar for Birdman, and then go on to star in the film that won Best Picture the following year (for Spotlight), the former Batman may be playing the bad-guy in the next Spider-Man movie, due next year.

Before that, he’ll be seen in a move called The Founder, which revolves around the founder of McDonalds, Ray Kroc. Keaton plays Kroc, the guy who transforms a small chain of fast-food restaurants into the multibillion dollar McDonald’s Corp. Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, Nick Offerman, Laura Dern, John Carroll Lynch, and B.J. Novak.

The film arrives in cinemas in the Us on August 5th, and is yet to get a firm date for a U.K. debut, but as always, we’ll bring you more as we get it. »

- Paul Heath

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Michael Keaton takes McDonalds for himself in the trailer for The Founder

21 April 2016 10:07 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Founder aims to tell the true story of how an Illinois salesman in the 1950s, Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), meets brothers Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman) operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California. Kroc subtly maneuvers himself into a position to take control of the company, which of course grows into one of the world's most well-known fast food brands.... Read More »

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Michael Keaton Creates McDonald's in First Trailer for 'The Founder'

21 April 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"There should be McDonald's everywhere! Franchise the damn thing!" This looks like it might be pretty damn good. The Weinstein Company has debuted the first trailer for The Founder, from director John Lee Hancock, starring Michael Keaton as McDonald's founder Ray Kroc. The story is actually about how Kroc sort of "stole" the business right out from under the McDonald brothers, played by Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch, who originally came up with the idea for a fast food burger joint in the 1950s. The cast includes Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson and B.J. Novak. Keaton's performance doesn't seem better than his last few roles, but the film looks like it's definitely worth seeing when it opens. Here's the first official trailer for John Lee Hancock's The Founder, from USA Today (via The Playlist): Written by Robert Siegel (Big Fan), The Founder is a drama that »

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