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10 April 2017 8:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
What seemed charmingly provocative onstage falls thuddingly flat in the film adaptation of Stephen Karam’s 2007 acclaimed off-Broadway play Speech & Debate. The playwright, who’s since gone on to win a Tony Award for The Humans, has here adapted his own work for the screen. But his cinematic inexperience, and the tonally awkward direction by Dan Harris (Imaginary Heroes), reduces the work to the level of a risqué Afterschool Special. The film’s stage origins, and a cameo appearance by Lin-Manuel Miranda, may be of interest to theater buffs, but everyone else will be left wondering what all the fuss was »
- Frank Scheck
Fulwell 73 announced Tuesday that it was set for “imminent production” on the new boxing biopic “Benn v Eubank,” which will chart the individual journeys of the two fierce rivals, who dominated British boxing in the late 1980s and early ’90s, their hatred of one another and the two matches (in 1990 and 1993) that came to define their careers.
“Benn and Eubank’s rivalry was palpable and defined an era,” says director Kieron Hawkes. “I watched the whole thing playout when I was a kid, and to now be involved in bringing it to life through cinema is completely thrilling. This film will be modern British cinema at its best: dangerous, relevant and necessary.”
As well as producing “The Late Late Show with James Corden »
- Robert Mitchell
The drama will chart the former world champion fighter’s journeys and maverick personalities and the intense rivalry that culminated in two anticipated fights in the early 1990s.
The film will be co-written by sports writer Daniel Harris and produced by Fulwell 73’s Leo Pearlman. It will be financed in conjunction with Julian Bird at Lorton Entertainment, whose credits include Oasis documentary Supersonic and Asif Kapadia’s upcoming documentary Maradona.
The production is aiming to shoot later this year »
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3 items from 2017
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