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‘Family Guy’ Team Sells Dads Comedy Pitch to Universal

29 January 2016 4:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy pitch from writers Wellesley Wild, Kevin Biggins and Mike Desilets, with Scott Stuber on board to produce.

Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce for their Universal-based Bluegrass Films banner.

The film follows a group of overweight dads who get a wake-up call and abruptly change their hard-drinking, hard-eating lifestyles when a member of their group has a heart attack.

Exec vice president of production Jon Mone will oversee the project for Universal.

Wild wrote and executive produced “Ted” and “Ted 2,” alongside producers Stuber and Clark. The two films, released by Universal, collectively grossed more than $760 million worldwide. Wild also serves as executive producer, writer and voice cast on Fox’s “Family Guy.”

Biggins is currently a co-executive producer on Fox’s “Family Guy.” His writing credits include “Tosh.0” and “The Cleveland Show.” Desilets is a producer on “Family Guy.”

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Join EuropaCorp’s ‘Miss Sloane’ Starring Jessica Chastain

25 January 2016 5:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Concussion” actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has joined Jessica Chastain in the EuropaCorp thriller “Miss Sloane,” sources confirm to Variety.

Alison Pill and Michael Stuhlbarg are also on board with John Madden directing. FilmNation is partnering with EuropaCorp on the film, with both producing.

First-time screenwriter Jonathan Perera wrote the film, which centers on a lobbyist’s efforts to push through tighter federal laws regulating guns. In the wake of the mass shootings across the country, the issue of gun violence is at the forefront of the national debate.

Mbatha-Raw will play a gun-control lobbyist.

Ben Browning will produce for FilmNation and Patrick Chu will be the executive producer. EuropaCorp will fully finance the film and handle distribution.

Mbatha-Raw next stars opposite Matthew McConaughey in “Free State of Jones,” the Civil War drama written and directed by Gary Ross that Stx is releasing May 13, and she will follow that up with Disney »

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Creature From The Black Lagoon: the unmade Carpenter film

25 January 2016 6:22 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Universal's classic monster movie Creature From The Black Lagoon was almost remade by John Carpenter in the 1990s. So what happened?

It's one of the great suspense scenes in 50s genre cinema: a woman swims in the clear cool water of an Amazonian lagoon, blissfully unaware of the grotesque creature emerging from the depths beneath her. The score builds to a crescendo as the monster closes in, reaching out with a clawed, webbed hand...

Director Jack Arnold directed some of the best American sci-fi movies of the post-wwii era, and Creature From The Black Lagoon is perhaps his most famous. About a team of scientists investigating the fossilised remains of a strange man-fish hybrid - and discovering the thing still very much alive in the depths of the Amazon - the movie was a sizeable hit for Universal when it came out in early 1954.

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Experience the True Story of an 'Outlaw' in 'Free State of Jones'

11 January 2016 10:28 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The trailer for the true story of Newt Knight and his rebellion against the Confederates, Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey, is out!  Take a look!

The tremendous career of Matthew McConaughey continues to expand, before our very eyes, as he takes on the role of Newt Knight in Free State of Jones.  

"Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey. Free State Of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance »

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Matthew McConaughey Leads The Charge As A Freedom Fighter In First Free State Of Jones Trailer

11 January 2016 7:20 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Musket in hand and a fearless sense of leadership in tow, Matthew McConaughey spearheads a rebellion against the Confederacy in the rip-roaring first trailer for Free State of Jones, which has surfaced online for your viewing pleasure.

Thrusting McConaughey Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, and Mahershala Ali into the throes of the American Civil War, it’s the former star who toplines Gary Ross’ period drama as a downtrodden Southern farmer (Newton Knight), who sparks an uprising in Jones County. Less a Knight in shining armor and more of a grizzled, world-weary freedom fighter, McConaughey’s lead helped make history by setting up a tight-knit, mixed-race community that was unique to the Deep South at the time.

Drawing attention to the underlying racial tension and jaw-dropping set pieces, today’s trailer serves up a concise overview of the story without divulging too much, and we’re intrigued to see if the »

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1st trailer for Matthew McConaughey's Civil War epic The Free State of Jones

11 January 2016 7:02 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Outside of Pleasantville, I'm not the biggest fan of Gary Ross' previous directorial efforts, but I've got to say this is a very solid first trailer for his latest movie, The Free State Of Jones. Inspired by the true story of Newton Knight, the upcoming film stars Matthew McConaughey as Knight, who led an armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. In addition to... Read More »

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Free State Of Jones (2016) Movie Trailer & Poster: Matthew McConaughey Fights for Freedom

11 January 2016 6:12 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Free State Of Jones Movie Trailer and Poster. Gary Ross‘ Free State of Jones (2016) movie trailer stars Matthew McConaugheyKeri Russell and Mahershala AliFree State of Jones‘ plot synopsis: “As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army.” According to Slashfilm, “Matthew McConaughey is taking on the Confederacy […] »

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Trailer For Free State Of Jones

11 January 2016 2:13 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Matthew McConaughey takes on the Civil War epic with the Free State of Jones, based on the true story of Newt Knight, a Southern farmer who headed a rebellion against the Confederacy that led to the secession of Jones County, Mississippi. McConaughey is on top form as usual, and with The Hunger Games director Gary Ross at the helm, everything about this just screams epic, and will be a great Summer antidote for those looking for a break from all the blockbusters and superhero movies. Released: 13th May (U.S.)/27th May (Irl/U.K.) »

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Free State Of Jones trailer, starring Matthew McConaughey

10 January 2016 10:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Matthew Conaughey stars in the new film from the director of The Hunger Games, Free State Of Jones...

Whilst is was Francis Lawrence who took on the mantle of directing the last three The Hunger Games movies, it was Gary Ross who set the screen world in motion with the first movie in the series. Ross, who also directed the terrific Pleasantville, is just putting the finishing touches to his latest movie now, and we've got a trailer for it.

Free State Of Jones stars Matthew McConaughey and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. It's due in cinemas this coming May, and we've got a trailer and synopsis for you.

Let's do the trailer first...

And here's that synopsis.

Written and directed by four-time Oscar® nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, »

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New Movie Poster and Trailer: Matthew McConaughey Stars in Free State of Jones

10 January 2016 9:42 PM, PST | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

We may be seeing Matthew McConaughey at award season again this time next year for his portrayal of a Southern farmer who rebelled against the Confederacy during the Civil War in the new movie, Free State Of Jones. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell join McConaughey in the Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) action drama opening May 13, 2016.  

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First Poster And Trailer For Free State Of Jones Are Here – Stars Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

10 January 2016 11:21 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Matthew McConaughey and Gugu Mbatha-Raw star in the first trailer for Gary Ross’s Free State Of Jones. Check it out as well as the first poster and photos from Stx Entertainment’s upcoming epic action-drama.

Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State Of Jones is set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.

Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.

Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

Written by Gary RossMahershala Ali and Keri Russell also star.

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Free State of Jones Trailer: Matthew McConaughey Will Found His Own Nation, Thank You Very Much

10 January 2016 8:20 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Matthew McConaughey's upward ascent into prestige filmmaking seems to have reached its natural zenith with Free State of Jones, a Civil War film written and directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games). As all prestige Civil War films must inevitably do, Free State of Jones follows a white Southerner (Newt Knight) who realizes his wrongs (after witnessing horrors on the battlefield) and then decides to fight against the South (in a rebellion against the Confederacy in Mississippi that actually happened). Free State of Jones hits theaters May 13. There will be fife music. There will be blood and mud. There will be supporting turns from Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Keri Russell. And after witnessing one good white guy's stand against the system, our country, once divided by racial hatred, will be made whole once again.Also, your dad is going to see this five times in theaters. »

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Free State Of Jones trailer; Matthew McConaughey leads the cast

10 January 2016 12:43 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Free State Of Jones trailer: Matthew McConaughey leads the charge in the new Gary Ross civil war drama. Free State Of Jones trailer

The first Free State Of Jones trailer has been delivered online. The upcoming drama stars Matthew McConaughey in his first major role since Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and will be on our screens from this coming May.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, and Keri Russell also star in the Gary Ross directed film which revolves around a Southern farmer (McConaughey) who joins forces with a group of slaves to lead a rebellion against the Confederacy.

Here’s the official synopsis from Stx Entertainment, the company behind the movie.

Written and directed by four-time Oscar® nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, »

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Watch: Matthew McConaughey in First 'Free State of Jones' Trailer

9 January 2016 3:59 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"No man oughta tell another man what he's gotta live for, or what he's got to die for." Stx Entertainment has unveiled an impressive new trailer for Free State of Jones, the epic new Civil War film from director Gary Ross. The film tells the story of Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi who decides to secede from the Confederacy and fight back on his own terms, creating the "Free State of Jones". Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey plays Newton Knight; he's joined by an excellent cast including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Jacob Lofland, Mahershala Ali and Sean Bridgers. Well, I've learned not to underestimate Gary Ross anymore, as it seems he has put together a profound film with plenty to say. Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Gary Ross' Free State of Jones, direct from Stx's YouTube: An epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells »

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Watch: ‘Free State of Jones’ Trailer Puts Matthew McConaughey in the Civil War

9 January 2016 3:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The trailer for Matthew McConaughey-starring Civil War epic “Free State of Jones” debuted Saturday during an NFL playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans.

McConaughey stars as Newt Knight, a Southern farmer who leads a rebellion against the Confederacy. He flees the battlefields after being disillusioned by the horrors that touched his own family. On the run, he rallies the support of fellow deserters to lead an uprising against their former comrades, in the process creating a free safe haven. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Keri Russell also star.

“We’re all out there dying so they can stay rich,” McConaughey intones as Knight in the clip.

Gary Ross (“The Hunger Games”) wrote and directed the Stx Entertainment pic.

“Free State of Jones” bows in theaters May 13.

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Trailer: Civil War-Set 'Free State of Jones' (Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Mahershala Ali)

9 January 2016 3:50 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Motion picture and television studio Stx Entertainment has released the first trailer for the theatrical feature "Free State of Jones" - the "epic action-drama" (as the press release describes it) written and directed by Gary Ross ("The Hunger Games," "Seabiscuit," "Pleasantville"), and stars Matthew McConaugheyGugu Mbatha-RawKeri Russell and Mahershala Ali.  Set during the Civil War, "The Free State of Jones" tells the story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers, and »

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Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Free State of Jones’ Trailer Debuts During NFL Playoffs

9 January 2016 3:39 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Football watchers got a first look at the upcoming Matthew McConaughey-starrer Free State of Jones today, with the official trailer bowing on ABC and Espn during the 3rd quarter of the NFL wildcard playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans. Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games), Jones is an action drama, based on a true story, set during the Civil War and chronicling the struggles of anti-Confederacy Southern… »

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Matthew McConaughey Starrer 'Free State of Jones' Trailer Released

9 January 2016 3:32 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The first trailer for the Civil War drama Free State of Jones was released Saturday, featuring some pretty intense scenes.  Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey stars in the film written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross. McConaughey plays Newt Knight, a farmer and one-time Confederate soldier who ultimately deserts and leads a rebellion consisting of other farmers and slaves against the Confederacy in Jones County, Miss. The film is based on a true story.  The film also stars Gugu Mbatha-RawKeri Russell and Mahershala Ali. Ross previously directed Seabiscuit and The Hunger GamesFree State of Jones is scheduled for

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Matthew McConaughey Leads a Rebellion in First Trailer For ‘Free State of Jones’

9 January 2016 3:30 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Following his financially successful launch of The Hunger Games franchise, Gary Ross is going back in time for a Civil War drama. The Pleasantville director’s Free State of Jones is led by Matthew McConaughey and follows a Southern farmer who leads a rebellion against the Confederacy.

Once set to come out earlier this year, the newly launched Stx gave it the prime summer release date of mid-May, which hopefully is a promising sign of quality. The first trailer, which has arrived today, delivers about what you’d expect based on the premise, with another seemingly dedicated performance from McConaughey. Also starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, and Mahershala Ali, check out the trailer, new images, and poster below.

Written and directed by four-time Oscar® nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, »

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Watch: Matthew McConaughey Fights for the 'Free State of Jones' in Debut Trailer

9 January 2016 3:29 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: First Poster For Matthew McConaughey's 'Free State Of Jones' Revealed Matthew McConaughey has remained relatively low key in the two years since winning the Oscar for Best Actor, only showing up in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" and a few infamous car advertisements for Lincoln. Fortunately, the actor is set to return to the big screen this summer in "Free State of Jones," the new Civil War-set action-drama from director Gary Ross ("Seabiscuit," "The Hunger Games"). The official synopsis reads: "'Free State of Jones'  tells the story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if »

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