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• It looks like Mike Epps may finally get the chance to play legendary stand-up comedian Richard Pryor after all. The comic has emerged as the front-runner to play the part in a biopic for The Weinstein Company directed by Lee Daniels (The Butler). Epps was previously signed on to play Pryor back in 2005 and met with the late comedian while he was still alive to prepare for the role, but that project fell through. Epps reportedly beat out actors Michael B. Jordan, Nick Cannon, and Marlon Wayans after Wayans had also been previously attached to another Pryor film, this one »
- Jake Perlman
Ariel Vromen's CIA thriller “Criminal” has added Jordi Molla in a co-leading role, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve and Gary Oldman star in the thriller, which is about a dangerous and unpredictable criminal who finds himself in unfamiliar territory when a dead CIA operative's skills, secrets and memories are implanted into his brain, with the government agency hoping he will finish the mission for them. Molla will portray the role of Hagbardaka Heimbahl, a anarchistic assassin who wants the secrets now implanted in the criminal's brain. »
- Linda Ge
Drag queen drama, screened in Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival, sold to Germany, Australia and Poland.
Darker Than Midnight (Piu Buio Di Mezzanotte), the debut of Sicilian director Sebastiano Riso, has been sold by Rai Trade to Germany (Salzgeber), Australia (Palace) and Poland.
The rights for France, the UK, Us and Latin America will be finalized shortly, according to Rai Trade.
The film, which received its world premiere in Critics’ Week at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is inspired by the real-life tale of one of Italy’s best-known drag queens, Fuxia (aka Davide Capone).
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
On tap right now are more behind-the-scenes images from Ron Howard's latest feature, In the Heart of the Sea, an adaptation of the Nathaniel Philbrick novel which was an account of the tragedy of the whale ship Essex. Dig on your first look at star Chris Hemsworth and more!
From the Press Release
Warner Bros. Pictures has announced a March 13th, 2015, release date for the action adventure In the Heart of the Sea. Oscar winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) directs from a script by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond) based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling novel about the dramatic true journey of the whaling ship Essex.
- Steve Barton
The plot centers on a criminal (Vince Vaughn) who designs and plans heists that he sells to the highest bidder. A contract is put out on his life after a job goes awry, leading him to take out a $1 million life insurance policy, with his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) listed as the sole benefactor. When he learns that it takes 21 days for the policy to kick in, this father goes on the run with his daughter, as they both try to stay alive for at least the next three weeks.
Aside from Adam Driver joining Star Wars: Episode 7, here's some other casting that happened today: Jonathan Banks is the latest addition to Peter Billingsley's crime thriller, Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, Bill Paxton, and Jordi Molla. Rainn Wilson, David Morse, Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson, and Bill Sage have joined The Boy, the first film in a trilogy exploring the origins of a serial killer. Hit the jump for more on each picture. THR reports that Banks will join Term Life, the adaptation of A.J. Lieberman and Nick Thornborrow's graphic novel. In the film, Vaughn’s character is hunted by a ruthless mob and takes out a life insurance policy on himself to benefit his estranged daughter (Steinfeld). Molla plays a ruthless and debonair member of the Mexican cartel who blames Vaughn’s character for the death of his only son (William Levy). Complicating matters is »
- Dave Trumbore
Entourage: The Movie
Neeson likely plays himself in the movie and was seen in Los Angeles shooting a scene with Jeremy Piven's Ari Gold character. [Source: The Wrap]
Emily Watson and Dominic West are in discussions to join the film adaptation of Vera Brittain's memoir "Testament of Youth" for BBC Films and Heyday Films. Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Kit Harrington and Alexandra Roach also star.
Alicia Vikander plays a young woman who overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. She volunteers as a nurse and travels to France in order to help during the first World War. Watson and West will play her parents. [Source: The Daily Mail]
The Place That Hits The Sun
- Garth Franklin
In today's casting news: Andrew Garfield is in negotiations to join Helen Mirren in The Woman in Gold, previously titled The Lady in Gold. Daniel Brühl is also in talks. Kevin Bacon is set to star in the Blumhouse production 6 Miranda Drive; Radha Mitchell is in talks to star opposite him. Jordi Molla will take a villainous turn in the indie feature Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn, Bill Paxton and Hailee Steinfeld. It looks like Liam Neeson will have a cameo in the upcoming Entourage movie, as he was recently seen on set filming a short scene. Hit the jump for more on each picture. First up from the Daily Mail is word that Garfield is in negotiations to join The Woman in Gold. The film centers on "Maria Altmann (Mirren), who joined forces with lawyer Randol Schoenberg to take legal action against the Austrian government to recover art works »
- Dave Trumbore
• Kevin Bacon (currently starring on Fox’s The Following) is set to lead the micro-budget Blumhouse thriller 6 Miranda Dr. The story follows a seemingly normal family who take a trip to the Grand Canyon and manage to bring a horrifying supernatural force back home as a souvenir. Radha Mitchell (Red Widow) is also in talks to star in the Greg Mclean-directed pic, which is set for a March shoot. [THR]
- Lindsey Bahr
Jordi Molla, one of the big names in Spain's acting community, has joined the cast of Term Life, Palm Star Media Capital and Mercet Media's adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel that is starring Vince Vaughn. Universal is distributing. Peter Billingsley is directing the crime thriller, which also has Hailee Steinfeld, and Bill Paxton in its roll call. Term Life centers on a low-life whom everybody -- including mob bosses, contract killers and dirty cops -- wants dead. In a rare act of selflessness (and desperation), the man takes out a million-dollar life insurance policy to benefit his estranged
- Borys Kit
Hailee Steinfeld and Bill Paxton also star in “Term Life.” The film is directed by Peter Billingsley from a screenplay by A.J. Lieberman who wrote the original graphic novel that he created with Nick Thornborrow.
Vince Vaughn, Micah Mason and Victoria Vaughn are producing for Wild West Picture Show Productions. The movie is being fully financed by Kevin Frakes’ PalmStar Media Capital and their partner Merced Media. Universal Pictures will distribute the film.
In “Term Life,” Vaughn’s character is hunted by a ruthless mob and takes out a life insurance policy on himself to benefit his estranged daughter, played by Steinfeld. Molla will portray a ruthless and debonair member of the Mexican cartel who blames Vaughn’s character for the death of his only son (played by William Levy »
- Dave McNary
After a setback last year when Universal decided to throw the project into turnaround limbo, Vince Vaughn’s comic book adaptation Term Life was resurrected thanks to producer Kevin Frakes’ PalmStar Media Capital, and appears to be on track with Universal once more set to distribute. The film also now boasts a villain, with Riddick’s Jordi Molla aboard.Regular Vaughn collaborator and (whisper it) Couples Retreat director Peter Billingsley is still set to call the shots, working from a script by Andy Lieberman, who adapts his own comic book, originally created with Nick Thornborrow.The plot follows Nick Barrow (Vaughn), who plans heists and comes up with tricks for career criminals. Unfortunately for him, he’s managed to annoy just about everyone, especially when one of the most recent crimes he helped plan goes bad. With mob bosses, corrupt cops and hit men on his trail, Nick decides he »
Right now Riddick (Blu-ray review) is number one on the home video charts, and you know what that means... Sequel talk! Such is the case today, and star Vin Diesel was so excited by the news, he decided to start dancing! But wait! There's more!
If you watch the video below, which features Diesel dancing(!) to both Katy Perry and Beyonce (seriously, you have to watch this), in between shaking his ass to their two songs, he mentions that Universal called him directly to give him the good news about the home video release and to inquire about the possibility of a sequel.
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Global action superstar Vin Diesel reprises his breakthrough role in Riddick, the much anticipated new chapter in the epic adventures of the most wanted man in the universe. The all-new thriller finds the title character trapped on a sun-scorched planet and »
- Uncle Creepy
Vin Diesel is very excited this morning, and he has released a new video on his personal page to dance about it. He wants to thank fans for making Riddick the number one DVD in sales this month, and announced that Universal wants to develop a sequel.
Here's what he had to say, thanking his longtime fanbase for their support of the R rated franchise adventure, which landed on Blu-ray and DVD January 14th. (Warning, you have to get past about 3 minutes of Vin dancing and lip-syncing before he drops the news).
"I'm just excited, and happy, and I'm shouting out to you guys to say thank you. Universal just called me and told me Riddick is number one on the DVD charts. There's no way Riddick would have been made without you guys. You know that. and you guys have been a part of our page since 2012 and remember »
With Riddick (Blu-ray review) now available in stores, we've gotten hold of an imagining of our favorite Furyan's universe in an easy to use, interactive star map. Each of the planets on the map has hotspots that contain facts, images, and other content that gives fans a more in-depth look at the setting of the trilogy.
While the map doesn't reflect every aspect of the Riddick universe - and we certainly wouldn't advise it as a navigational tool - it definitely presents a jumping-off point for fans to discuss their favorite characters, scenes, and moments from the action-packed sci-fi franchise!
Blu-ray Combo Pack Description
Debuting an Unrated Director’s Cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes bonus features that reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets of the heart-stopping thriller’s incredible cast, uniquely talented crew, and cutthroat characters. In addition, »
- Uncle Creepy
Need to brush up on your “Riddick” lore?
Each of the planets on the map contains facts, images and other useful content about the settings in the movie trilogy. The planets included Helion Prime, Crematoria, M6-117, U.V. 6 and Furya.
Check out the interactive star map below.
The post Interactive Map on ‘Riddick’ Universe appeared first on Latino-Review.com. »
- Gig Patta
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“Riddick,” which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on Jan. 18, 2014 from Universal Home Entertainment and is rated “R,” also stars Karl Urban, Dave Bautista, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, Conrad Pla, Noah Danby and Neil Napier from writer and director David Twohy based on characters created by Jim Wheat. Note: You must be 17+ to win and receive this “R”-rated film.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
It’s been almost ten years since we last saw Vin Diesel’s antihero-turned-Necromonger King, Richard B. Riddick, grace the big screen. Thankfully, that wait is finally over with Riddick, a pared-down, back-to-basics approach that feels more like Pitch Black than Chronicles of Riddick, wearing its R-rating proudly on its sleeve and delivering the goods for fans who have been waiting and campaigning for Riddick’s return.
Riddick picks up pretty much where Chronicles left off with Diesel as the stalwart Necromonger King looking for answers and a return to his roots once he learns that Commander Lord Vaako (Karl Urban) knows the whereabouts of his home planet Furya. Happy to hand over his kingdom to Vaako, Riddick sets out for what he thinks is a journey home, but he’s left marooned in a desolate alien world where his only chance for survival is triggering an emergency beacon. The »
- Heather Wixson
Riddick Contest Giveaway Sweepstakes. This Riddick Blu-ray contest, giveaway, sweepstakes illustrates Riddick‘s release on DVD and Blu-ray on January 14, 2014. David Twohy‘s Riddick starred Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Matthew Nable, and Dave Bautista, Jordi Mollà, Bokeem Woodbine, Nolan Gerard Funk, Raoul Trujillo, Antoinette Kalaj, Keri Hilson, Noah [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Fans of Vin Diesel's Riddick can now add another trilogy to their collection. The last film in the series, Riddick, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD with an Unrated Director's Cut with an alternate ending. The two previous films are also packaged together. Check out the bonus features on the Blu-ray disks.
Also available on January 14 is the complete collection of the three movies plus a bonus short film. Titled Riddick: The Complete Collection, it includes the feature-length movies Riddick, Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick and the short The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.
Video: Jordi Molla on Playing a Han Solo-Type
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