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The Live Inaugural Hollywood Film Awards Television Broadcast Aired Nov. 14, 2014 on CBS. 2014 honorees included some of the biggest names in Hollywood such as Keira Knightley, Michael Keaton, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Shailene Woodley, Eddie Redmayne, Jean-Marc Vallée, Julianne Moore, Robert Duvall, Jack O’Connell, Mike Myers, Chris Rock and many more. “The first mandatory stop … in the awards season” – New York Times “The Hollywood Film Awards has become a pre-Oscar showcase” – Los Angeles Times “The Race Is On! The Hollywood Awards Launch the Push toward Oscar” – Associated Press Who: Host Queen Latifah, and Hollywood Career Achievement Award winner Michael Keaton, presented by Geena Davis; Hollywood Film Award winner “Gone Girl,” accepted by Ben Affleck, presented by Ron Howard; Hollywood Director Award winner Morten Tyldum for “The Imitation Game,” presented by Robert Pattinson; Hollywood Actor Award winner Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Imitation Game,” presented by Amy Adams »
One of the most prominent films Relativity Media had in development even as it spiraled downward into bankruptcy was “Hunter Killer,” a Gerard Butler thriller about a submarine captain trying to save the world from the threat of a renegade Russian. Producer Neal Moritz hoped to begin shooting by this summer.
But now Moritz, a force behind the “Fast and Furious” and “21 Jump Street” franchises, and the writers on the film have filed legal papers accusing Relativity of fraudulently inducing them into letting the mini-studio help produce and distribute “Hunter Killer.” They reached the agreement with Relativity even as the studio’s leaders knew they were operating “nothing more than a house of cards,” according to a motion filed late Thursday by the would-be filmmakers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York.
A Relativity spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.
The acclaimed producer and three writers used »
- James Rainey
A couple of release date changes here, which will affect you if you're looking forward to Star Trek Beyond and/or London Has Fallen. Both will now open later than originally announced: a couple of weeks in Star Trek's case and a couple of months in the Olympus sequel's.Star Trek Beyond, the Justin Lin-directed threequel penned by Simon Pegg, had been pegged for July 8 next year, but will now arrive on July 22. This means it'll now face competition from Ice Age: Collision Course and Guy Ritchie's King Arthur. In its previous slot it would have opened against Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates and The Secret Life Of Pets. Have Paramount blinked first in a standoff between the Enterprise and some animated cats and dogs?London Has Fallen, meanwhile, had already been pushed back three months to get it out of the way of Ridley Scott's The Martian, »
The basic plot remains the same, as undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah (Bracey) infiltrates gang leader Bodhi's (Ramírez) crew to bring him down.
What Johnny discovers is that Bodhi's next heist has worldwide implications far beyond what the FBI anticipated when he was put into deep cover.
Warner Bros and Summit's Point Break update finally hits the big screen on Christmas Day (December 25) in the Us and January 8, 2016 in the UK. »
Britain-set action sequel London Has Fallen has been dealt another blow as its release date in the USA has been postponed for the second time.
See Also: London Has Fallen gets a first teaser trailer
The sequel to 2013 blockbuster Olympus Has Fallen was initially set for a release in autumn of this year, but was subsequently moved to January 2016.
This would position the film at a similar time to the release of its predecessor, which became a surprise hit after grossing nearly $100m in the Us alone.
The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. »
- Tom Beasley
Originally dated for October 2015, Gramercy Pictures had already pushed bombastic action sequel London Has Fallen back into early 2016, and today the studio has confirmed that Gerard Butler’s Mike Banning won’t be dispatched for his mission in the English capital until March 4, 2016.
Reprising his role as the highly skilled and ruthless Secret Service agent, Butler’s sophomore outing will have his agent, as the title suggest, make the jump across the pond to thwart a new terrorist attack. When the British Prime Minister falls, it isn’t long before the city follows suit, as the enemies look to captialize on all of the world leader’s coming together in the worst way imaginable.
Keen to retain the same roster as 2013’s sleeper hit Olympus Has Fallen, director Babak Najafi’s has ensrued that Robert Forster returns as General Edward Clegg, while Sean O’Bryan and Radha Mitchell are also »
- Michael Briers
The remaining film release schedule for the rest of 2015 has seen a major shake-up with several key films being pushed back - some by several months.
Most notable is the Tom Hardy-led Kray twins film "Legend". Originally slated for a wide release on October 2nd, the movie has been pushed back by over a month and will get a platform release instead.
The film will first open in New York and Los Angeles on November 20th before going wide on December 11th.
Then there's the transgender drama "About Ray" which was slated for release this weekend and has been pulled. A new date has yet to be scheduled by The Weinstein Company but it is expected to open sometime this year. »
- Garth Franklin
In his pre-premiere remarks at Toronto, director Wayne Blair noted author Dalia Sofer’s adamance about not selling her international bestseller to “Hollywood.” Yet the theoretically more agreeably international team that won those rights ends up subjecting “Septembers of Shiraz” to all the stereotypical compromises of Hollywoodization, with alternations both minute and major contributing to a generic dilution of culturally specific material. This autobiographically inspired tale of a wealthy Jewish family in Tehran suffering under Iran’s shift to fundamentalist Islam, which played in print as hard-hitting but nuanced, now feels like a simplistic, somewhat pandering melodrama that will please armchair Islamophobes. While the novel’s rep will carry the pic forward to an extent, this hopeful awards-bait adaptation won’t score the critical support that would ignite breakout from niche B.O.
Going for obvious notes from the get-go, the filmmakers establish their lead characters’ Westernized lifestyle with a »
- Dennis Harvey
The Gerard Butler actioner, a sequel to 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen,” centers on an attack on London during the funeral of the British prime minister, who has died under mysterious circumstances. Butler will reprise his role as an ultra-resourceful U.S. Secret Service agent.
“Olympus Has Fallen” was released by FilmDistrict, the U.S. distributor led by Peter Schlessel prior to him being named CEO of Focus Features. The film grossed a solid $98.9 million at the domestic box office.
The March 4 date already has four other titles slated for release that day: Sony’s “Grimsby,” Fox’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” Disney’s »
- Dave McNary
It was announced just a few days ago that Gerard Butler is taking the lead in personal crisis drama The Headhunter’s Calling. He’ll be joined by Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina.Butler is starring as a ruthless, hard-charging corporate headhunter called Dane Jensen, who has been surging at the company he works for and is primed to snatch the top job. But then his 10-year-old son falls gravely ill and Jensen’s priorities take a major shift. Dafoe is playing Butler’s boss, the CEO who is planning to retire and hand the reigns to his driven employee. Molina, on the other hand, will be a family-focused engineer who is struggling through unemployment. Mark Williams, a producer on the likes of Flawless and Malice In Wonderland, is making his directorial debut with the film, written by The Judge’s Bill Dubuque and it’ll all start shooting later this month in Toronto. »
The film tells the story of a ruthless headhunter (Butler) whose personal and professional life is shaken when his son suddenly becomes ill, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Dafoe will play the head of the recruitment company that Butler works for, who is ready to retire from his CEO position. Molina's character is described as "a lovable, unemployed engineer who is looking for a chance to shine".
The Headhunter's Calling, which will begin shooting in October in Toronto, will be Williams' directorial debut.
Meanwhile, Molina is starring in two mini-series': Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures and Close to the Enemy. »
Butler plays a ruthless headhunter who is on the verge of achieving his dream, taking over the company he works for, when the sudden illness of his ten-year old son causes his personal and professional life to crash.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Production is scheduled to kick off in Toronto on October 26 on the story of a ruthless headhunter pursuing a lifetime career ambition whose young son is suddenly taken ill.
Dafoe will play the head of the recruitment company who plans to retire and Molina is cast as a downtrodden engineer who has it in him to rise one last time.
CAA brokered the deal on behalf of Butler, Williams, Dubuque and the production and handles Us rights. »
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Butler joined the project on Sept. 3. He portrays a ruthless headhunter who arranges jobs for engineers and is well on his way to achieving his longtime work goal of taking over the company. His priorities shift when his 10-year-old son falls ill.
Dafoe is playing the role of the soon-to-be-retiring CEO of the recruiting company and Molina will be playing a lovable, unemployed engineer who has been beaten down by his career.
- Dave McNary
Alfred Molina and Willem Dafoe are joining the cast of The Headhunter’s Calling, a Gerard Butler drama that Voltage is selling at Tiff. Mark Williams is directing the project, which is due to being shooting October 26 in Toronto. Butler is playing a ruthless headhunter who is on the verge of achieving his dream, taking over the company he works for, when the sudden illness of his 10-year old son causes his personal and professional life to crash. Dafoe will play the soon-to-be-retiring CEO of the recruiting company Butler works for. Molina is a lovable, unemployed
- Borys Kit
A sampling of films at the Toronto Festival that are making waves with buyers.
Toronto Midnight Madness Selection/World Premiere
Director: Can Evrenol
Synopsis: Turkish police unit discover a blood-soaked den used for satanic rituals in a desolate area.
Sales: Salt Co. (international); Xyz Films (domestic)
Toronto Festival Selection / World Premiere
Director: Tammy Davis
Cast: Tai Maipi,
Synopsis: Set in New Zealand where a Maori teen faces societal and other pressures when leading his hip-hop dance team to the championships.
Sales: Cmg (international)
Synopsis: A young woman’s search for her kidnapped boyfriend draws her into an infamous sect.
Sales: Beta Cinema
(international); UTA (U. »
- Variety Staff
The drama focuses on Butler's high-flying headhunter, who is forced to reconsider his work-life balance after his son is taken seriously ill.
Taking a break from his run of guns and gung-ho action thrillers and dramas, Gerard Butler is tackling something a little more low-key. He’s signed on to star in The Headhunter’s Calling. Though it sounds like another action-orientated concept, it’s actually the story of a ruthless, hard-charging corporate headhunter called Dane Jensen, who has been surging at the company he works for and is primed to snatch the top job. But then his young son falls gravely ill and Jensen’s priorities take a major shift.Mark Williams, a producer on the likes of Flawless and Malice In Wonderland, is making his directorial debut with the film, written by The Judge’s Bill Dubuque. Voltage Pictures is selling the rights to the film at the Toronto Film Festival and it’ll kick off shooting in the city later next month.Butler has just seen weatherpocalypse thriller Geostorm »
In a pre-Toronto Film Festival move, Gerard Butler has boarded workplace drama “The Headhunter’s Calling,” with shooting starting Oct. 26 in Toronto.
Voltage Pictures has come aboard to sell international rights and will begin selling at Toronto. CAA is handling the domestic rights.
First-time director Mark Williams will helm from Bill Dubuque’s script, which centers on a ruthless headhunter who arranges jobs for engineers. He is well on his way to achieving his longtime goal of taking over the company, when his 10-year-old son falls ill — leading to a clash of his personal and professional priorities.
- Dave McNary
Butler will play a corporate headhunter who works at Blackrock Recruiting arranging jobs for engineers. When his 10-year-old son falls ill, his personal and professional priorities clash.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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