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Featuring a stellar British cast including Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Flemyng, Academy Award® Winner Sir Ben Kingsley and two‐time Academy Award® Winner Sir Michael Caine and directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Transsiberian) Stonehearst Asylum is a gothic psychological thriller based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe.
When Edward (Sturgess), a young doctor fresh out of college, arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprentice position, he is warmly welcomed by the superintendent, Dr Lamb (Kingsley) and his “staff”, including Finn (Thewlis) and a mesmerising woman by the name of Eliza Graves (Beckinsale).
Edward is intrigued by Lamb’s modern methods until a series of unusual events lead him to make a horrifying discovery, exposing Lamb’s utopia and proving that no-one is who or what they appear to be.
Stonehearst Asylum is out on DVD and Blu-ray on 22nd June »
- Gary Collinson
Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Brendan Gleeson, David Thewlis, Jason Flemyng, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Sinéad Cusack, Edmund Kingsley, Ciara Flynn, Christopher Fulford | Written by Joe Gangemi | Directed by Brad Anderson
If you were told about a film based on an Edgar Allen Poe short story with stars including Kate Beckinsale, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley and Brendan Gleeson I’d be surprised if your interest wasn’t peeked. Stoneheart Asylum (aka Eliza Graves) is just that… based on The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether by Poe it tells the tale of an Asylum where not all is as it seems.
When Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) a medical school graduate arrives at Stonehearst Asylum he finds himself transfixed by Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale) a patient supposedly suffering from “Hysteria.” Working under Dr. Silas Lamb (Ben Kingsley) he finds himself impressed with the doctor’s unconventional methods of treatment. »
- Paul Metcalf
Featuring a stellar British cast including Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Flemyng, Academy Award Winner Sir Ben Kingsley and two‐time Academy Award Winner Sir Michael Caine and directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Transsiberian) Stonehearst Asylum is a gothic psychological thriller based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe.
When Edward (Sturgess), a young doctor fresh out of college, arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprentice position, he is warmly welcomed by the superintendent, Dr Lamb (Kingsley) and his “staff”, including Finn (Thewlis) and a mesmerising woman by the name of Eliza Graves (Beckinsale). Edward is intrigued by Lamb’s modern methods until a series of unusual events lead him to make a horrifying discovery, exposing Lamb’s utopia and proving that no-one is who or what they appear to be.
Stonehearst Asylum is out on DVD and Blu-ray on 22nd June »
- Phil Wheat
Written by Jeff King
Colors by Brad Anderson
Published by DC Comics
DC’s big event comic of the spring continues. Sad to say that there is not much to be excited about as most of its problems remain. The major change up this week is the takeover of art duties by Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope.
Despite all of the major hang-ups, one genuine improvement is the overall plot. Deimos, infamous sorcerer of Skartaris, has used his captive time travelers to summon the defeated Brainiac. Now able to glimpse into past, present, and future, Deimos reveals the true origins of Telos and mocks the heroes of Earth 2 as he knows what fate has in store for them. Telos’ vicious Battle Royale rip off finally ends but the captives of Convergence are far from safe. That redirection is honestly the »
- Grant Raycroft
Led by “The Sea of Trees’” Matthew McConaughey, “Carol’s” Cate Blanchett, Benicio Del Toro in “Sicario” and “Macbeth’s” Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, the 2015 Cannes Festival looks like one of the glitziest on recent record.
But completed Cannes movies are one thing. Cannes’ big biz drivers, script-stage projects pre-sold on the Croisette to international distributors, are another.
In what may be the biggest industrial irony of 2015 Cannes, while stars will pack out the Palais red carpet steps, and five jurors, Jake Gyllenhaal among them, are thesps, getting stars attached to projects in the first place is a far stiffer challenge that is bedeviling the big indie movie industry most probably more than ever.
“If the film hasn’t started production yet, and the cast is not yet fully complete, even if they may have the main lead, if distributors have the chance they will wait,” said Ivan Boeing, »
- John Hopewell
We begin today's quick roundup of news of forthcoming films with Variety's Dave McNary, who reports that Jennifer Ehle will star alongside Cynthia Nixon in Terence Davies's Emily Dickinson biopic, A Quiet Passion. Also: Christoph Waltz will star and make his directorial debut on crime drama The Worst Marriage in Georgetown. Jon Hamm has signed on to star in Tony Gilroy’s political action thriller High Wire Act, with Brad Anderson directing. Blake Lively will join Jesse Eisenberg, Bruce Willis and Kristen Stewart in Woody Allen's next, as-yet-untitled film. Plus: Mia Hansen-Løve, Vincenzo Natali, Antoine Fuqua and Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern. » - David Hudson »
High Wire Act
"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm is set to star in the action thriller "High Wire Act" for Radar Pictures. Brad Anderson ("The Machinist," "Session 9") helms from a script by Tony Gilroy. Ted Field and Mike Weber will produce.
Hamm plays a former Us diplomat in 1980s Beirut who must save a colleague from the group that was possibly responsible for his own family's death. [Source: Screen]
The True Memoirs of an International Assassin
The story follows a mild-mannered accountant and fledgling author who is mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. Trying to escape sudden fame and celebrity, he heads to Belize but is immediately entangled in an assassination plot. »
- Garth Franklin
Jon Hamm's first post–Mad Men move will be to star in Tony Gilroy's political action-thriller High Wire Act, Deadline reports. Transitioning from the ad offices of 1960s New York to 1980s war-torn Beirut, Hamm will play a former U.S. diplomat called to rescue a colleague "from the group possibly responsible for his own family’s death." (Oooh, cryptic!) "Jon Hamm was made to play the part," Gilroy has said in a statement. Brad Anderson is set to direct and has said that the project has many of the John le Carré–esque themes he loves, such as political intrigue, betrayal, and reluctant heroes. (A little more specific, but still pretty cryptic!) Well, color us both intrigued and happy for Hamm — especially after the whole Gone Girl thing. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
If you’re a sales company headed to the Cannes film market with a movie to push, it helps if you can put together a package including a couple of name actors and a director with some traction. Good Universe thinks it might be on to a winner with High Wire Act, a new action thriller that boasts Jon Hamm attached to the lead and The Call’s Brad Anderson directing.And, as a bonus, the script comes from Michael Clayton’s Tony Gilroy, once more bubbling up a politically infused tale of deception and danger. In this case, Hamm will be a former Us diplomat in 1980s Beirut who saw his family killed by a violent group. Now the same people are threatening one of his colleagues, and he’ll have to be the one to save them. There’s no schedule for the film to start shooting yet. »
With Mad Men coming to a close later this month, viewers have been wondering what the man behind Don Draper will do next. While I for one had hoped Jon Hamm would go all out and do a full-on, international campaign for Jon Hamm's John Ham, a product most office lavatories the world over are in desperate need of, the guy has opted for a feature film in the genre of political thriller instead.Helmed by Brad Anderson(Session 9) and penned/produced by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Series), High Wire Act sees Hamm as a former diplomat who is tasked to help free a former colleague from a terrorist group in 1980s Beirut. And said terrorist group may or may not have killed Hamm's family. This all...
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Radar Pictures announced today that Jon Hamm has signed on to star in Academy Award nominee Tony Gilroy's political action/thriller High Wire Act to be directed by Brad Anderson. Ted Field, Tony Gilroy and Mike Weber are producing. Schiff/Audino is casting. Good Universe is handling international sales. Here's what writer-producer Tony Gilroy had to say in a statement.
"I'm thrilled the way the project's come together. Jon Hamm was made to play the part. I've been trying to work with Brad Anderson from the moment I saw Transsiberian and every conversation we have confirms my confidence. I can't wait to see a script that means so much to me get up and running."
Brad Anderson had this to say in his own statement.
" may have been channeling John le Carré when he wrote this, and as such it has many of the themes I love that make »
With Mad Men‘s final episodes upon us, the show’s star is looking up for his next film gig and now, he seems to have found it. Jon Hamm has signed on to star in High Wire Act, a political thriller written by Bourne Identity scribe Tony Gilroy.
Brad Anderson, the in-demand helmer behind Transsiberian, The Call and last year’s Stonehearst Asylum, will take the reins on the pic, which is set in the tumultuous political climate of Beirut circa 1980. Gilroy, of course, wrote the scripts for all entries of the Bourne franchise as well as Michael Clayton, Duplicity and State of Play (the first two of which he also directed).
As per Deadline, Hamm is set to star as a former U.S. diplomat who must handle a case that requires the utmost professionalism but simultaneously conjures up personal demons: the kidnapping of a colleague by the »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Mad Men star will play a former Us diplomat in 1980s Beirut who must save a colleague from the group that was possibly responsible for his own family’s death.
Good Universe’s Cannes sales slate includes Gold Circle’s Ya adaptation Break My Heart 1,000 Times to star Hailee Steinfeld. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Jon Hamm has signed on to star in the Tony Gilroy-penned political action-thriller High Wire Act. Brad Anderson is directing the film for Radar Pictures. Set in 1980s Beirut, Hamm plays a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a former colleague from the group possibly responsible for his own family's death. Ted Field, Gilroy and Mike Weber are producing, while Good Universe is handling international sales at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. “I'm thrilled the way the project's come together," Gilroy said. "Jon Hamm was made to play the part. I’ve
- Tatiana Siegel
Field, Gilroy and Mike Weber are producing. Good Universe is handling international sales.
“I’m thrilled the way the project’s come together,” Anderson said. “Jon Hamm was made to play the part.”
The story is set in Beirut in the 1980s. Hamm will portray a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a former colleague from the group possibly responsible for his own family’s death.
Hamm has been active in movies during the seven-season run of “Mad Men,” which concludes May 17. He’s appeared in “The Town,” “Bridesmaids” and “Million Dollar Arm” and will be seen next year in Fox’s “Keeping Up with the Joneses.”
- Dave McNary
Jon Hamm is set to star in Tony Gilroy’s political action/thriller High Wire Act, which will be directed by Brad Anderson. Set in 1980’s Beirut, Hamm plays a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a former colleague from the group possibly responsible for his own family’s death. "I’m thrilled the way the project’s come together. Jon Hamm was made to play the part. I've been trying to work with Brad Anderson from the moment I saw Transsiberian and… »
Jon Hamm has signed on to star in Tony Gilroy‘s political thriller “High Wire Act,” production company Radar Pictures announced on Wednesday. Brad Anderson (“The Machinist”) is directing the film in which Hamm (“Mad Men”) will play a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service in the 1980s to save a former colleague from the group possibly responsible for his own family’s death. Gilroy (“Michael Clayton”), who wrote the screenplay, is producing with Ted Field and Mike Weber. Good Universe is handling international sales. See video: Jon Hamm Lost a '90s Game Show, Fabulously »
- Greg Gilman
With Mad Men coming to a close, you might be wondering what Jon Hamm may have next on the docket. Aside from the Netflix prequel show to Wet Hot American Summer, the man has just signed on to star in the new Brad Anderson (Transsiberian, The MacHinist) film scripted by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy, State Of Play). The film, High Wire Act, will be set in 1980's Beirut. Jon Hamm will play a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a former colleague from the group »
- Sean Wist
Warning: This post contains spoilers from Forever‘s Season 1 finale.
Forever creator Matt Miller has done his part. He’s made a formal proposal to the network. He’s rallied the fans on social media. And now he’s waiting — like the rest of us — to see if his procedural-with-a-supernatural-twist will make like its protagonist and prove unkillable (at least for another season).
“We went and pitched our Season 2, what that would be, to ABC,” he tells TVLine. “It went great, and they were really pleased. They’ve been very supportive of the creative of the show all season long. »
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays. "Mulholland Drive." "Donnie Darko." "Spirited Away." "Ghost World." "The Royal Tenenbaums." "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." "Wet Hot American Summer." "Pulse." "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." If you're not stunned by the sheer variety of greatness in the above list of films, you probably won't be on board with my argument for 2001 as the greatest year in movie history. And if you're puzzled by the exclusion of "A Beautiful Mind," then you might as well stop reading now. "A Beautiful Mind," of course, won Best Picture at the Oscars the following year, an honor that felt undeserved at the time and positively baffles in hindsight. The Ron Howard-directed drama was an ephemeral triumph, the kind of middle-of-the-road Hollywood »
- Chris Eggertsen
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