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Andrew Garfield to produce and star in journalist drama Black Lion

Former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield has landed a new role in the film Black Lion, which is being produced by Stay Gold Features from a script by Alessandro Camon, co-writer of The Messenger. Garfield will produce alongside Stay Gold’s Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Rupert Fowler.

Black Lion will tell the true story of Carlos Mavroleon, an English/Greek heir to a shipping empire who shifted into a career in journalism. He was known for taking on daring assignments as he reported on battlefields all over the world. Black Lion will focus on his final assignment where he sneaked into Afghanistan’s tribal territories after President Bill Clinton’s 1998 missile strikes against Osama Bin Ladin and his forces in the region. Mavroleon was one of the first to discover a link between Pakistan and the Taliban, but days after his discovery he was found dead in his motel room.

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Andrew Garfield Set To Star In Black Lion

Andrew Garfield may have had some bad luck with The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, being the only bright spot in what were two otherwise mediocre films, but what happened there certainly hasn’t hurt his career in the slightest. In fact, the actor is doing some of his best work to date right now.

2016 saw him give two tremendous performances in Silence and Hacksaw Ridge, while 2014 brought us the equally impressive 99 Homes. Now, looking to continue his hot streak, Garfield has lined up his next project, and it comes in the form of Black Lion, which he’s set to star in and produce, alongside Rupert Fowler and Taplin Lundberg.

Penned by Alessandro Camon, the drama will be based on the “memorable life and controversial death of war correspondent Carlos Mavroleon.” For those unfamiliar with the man, he was a “Harvard educated heir to a $100 million English/Greek shipping empire.” Starting
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Andrew Garfield to Star as Afghanistan War Reporter in Indie ‘Black Lion’

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Andrew Garfield to Star as Afghanistan War Reporter in Indie ‘Black Lion’
Andrew Garfield will star as real-life Afghanistan War reporter Carlos Mavroleon in the indie “Black Lion” for Stay Gold Pictures, the company announced Tuesday. Garfield will also produce the film with Rupert Fowler and Daniela Taplin Lundberg, with Nicholas Mavroleon, Aidan Hartley, and Alessandro Camon as executive producers. The project is based off a pitch by Camon, who received an Oscar nomination in 2010 for co-writing the screenplay for “The Messenger.” Mavroleon was the Harvard-educated heir to an English/Greek shipping empire who decided to leave Wall Street behind and take on the most dangerous assignments in journalism. Also Read: Scarlett Johansson Defends.
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Andrew Garfield To Star In War Correspondent’s Tale ‘Black Lion’

Andrew Garfield To Star In War Correspondent’s Tale ‘Black Lion’
Exclusive: Hacksaw Ridge‘s Andrew Garfield has made a deal to star in and produce Black Lion, a drama that Alessandro Camon will write about the memorable life and controversial death of war correspondent Carlos Mavroleon. Daniela Taplin Lundberg’s Stay Gold Features acquired the project and is backing development. Garfield, Rupert Fowler and Taplin Lundberg are producing. Nicholas Mavroleon, Aidan Hartley will be exec producers with Camon, who wrote The…
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Paul Dano to Make Directorial Debut With Indie Drama ‘Wildlife’

Paul Dano to Make Directorial Debut With Indie Drama ‘Wildlife’
Paul Dano will make his feature directorial debut with the coming-of-age drama “Wildlife,” helming from a script he’s written with Zoe Kazan.

“Wildlife,” based on the 1990 Richard Ford novel, is being produced by Alex Saks for June Pictures with Oren Moverman, Ann Ruark and Dano. Kazan is executive producing.

The narrator of the book is a teenage boy who watches his parents’ marriage start to come apart after the family moves to Montana. ”In the fall of 1960, when I was 16 and my father was for a time not working, my mother met a man named Warren Miller and fell in love with him,” the book begins.

Neither Dano nor Kazan are expected to act in “Wildlife.” Dano’s credits include “Little Miss Sunshine,” “There Will Be Blood,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Love & Mercy” and “Swiss Army Man.” He’s currently in production on “Okja” with “Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-Ho.

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Showtime Developing ‘The Brand’ Prison Gang Drama From ‘Narcos’ José Padilha

Showtime has put in development The Brand, a 10-episode limited series from Narcos executive producer/director José Padilha. Written by Padilha and Alessandro Camon (The Messenger), The Brand is inspired by the 2004 New Yorker article by author David Grann. It tells the epic tale of the rise of prison gangs, particularly the Aryan Brotherhood, in the 1970s and 1980s, when mass incarceration resulting from the war on drugs caused the prison population to explode. Camon and…
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Soderbergh, Frank, Padilha Plan New Series

Steven Soderbergh and his "Out of Sight" scribe Scott Frank are re-teaming for the limited period western series "Godless" on Netflix. Frank is penning, directing and executive producing the series which Soderbergh and Casey Silver will also executive produce.

Set in 1884 in a New Mexico mining town, plot specifics are being kept under wraps. Casting is now underway with filming about to take place in Santa Fe.

He isn't the only one announcing new series today. "Narcos" executive producer/director Jose Padilha has begun development of the ten-episode limited series "The Brand" at Showtime.

Alessandro Camon ("The Messenger") penned the script about the rise of prison gangs, particularly the Aryan Brotherhood, in the 1970s and 1980s when mass incarceration caused the prison population to explode.

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Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney to star in 'The Dinner'

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Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney to star in 'The Dinner'
Protagonist will introduce to buyers to the Oren Moverman-directed film at Efm next month.

Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall and Chloë Sevigny are to star in The Dinner, a film based on the bestselling novel by Herman Koch, which will start shooting in New York on Jan 21.

Oren Moverman, whose last film Time Out Of Mind also starred Gere, has adapted the novel and will direct.

Cotty Chubb, Lawrence Inglee, Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev are the producers of the film, which is a Code Red, ChubbCo and Blackbird production. Code Red is fully financing and Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales and will introduce the title to buyers at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin next month.

Executive producers are Leonid Lebedev, Angel Lopez, Olga Segura and Eva Daniels.

The Dinner begins as Paul and Claire Lohman (Coogan, Linney) get ready for a dinner with Paul’s politician brother Stan (Gere
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Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney to Star in Oren Moverman’s ‘The Dinner’

Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney to Star in Oren Moverman’s ‘The Dinner’
London — Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall and Chloe Sevigny are to star in Oren Moverman’s “The Dinner,” which is based on the bestselling novel by Herman Koch.

The Dinner” starts as Paul and Claire Lohman (Coogan, Linney) get ready for a dinner with Paul’s politician brother Stan (Gere), and his wife Barbara (Hall). Tensions already exist between the two brothers — Stan is a smooth-talking celebrity who is the favorite to win the governor’s race, while Paul has a chip on his shoulder and is currently not working.

But, as the evening in a chic restaurant progresses, dark secrets emerge about their respective children. A monstrous crime has been committed by the Lohman kids, and the two couples are divided about how to handle the situation.

Moverman, whose last film was Gere’s “Time Out of Mind,” has adapted Koch’s novel and will direct.
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Rob Zombie to Direct Biopic About Groucho Marx's Final Years

Rob Zombie to Direct Biopic About Groucho Marx's Final Years
Rob Zombie will direct a new biopic about the final years of legendary comedian Groucho Marx, based on Steve Stoliar's memoir, Raised Eyebrows, which chronicled his time as Marx's personal secretary and archivist, Deadline reports.

The screenplay will be written by Oren Moverman, who co-wrote the new Brian Wilson biopic, Love and Mercy, and earned an Oscar nomination for 2009's The Messenger, which he wrote with Alessandro Camon. Zombie will also produce the film, along with Cold Iron Pictures' Miranda Bailey, Amanda Marshall and Andy Gould.

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MipTV: Berlusconi’s Mediaset Makes International TV Foray With ‘Lucky Luciano’ (Exclusive)

Rome — Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset is making its first foray in the international TV drama arena with “Lucky Luciano,” a 12-hour English-language miniseries on the life of notorious mobster Charles “Lucky” Luciano, being co-produced in tandem with vet French producer Pascal Breton’s Federation Entertainment, a film and TV mini-studio with offices in Paris and L.A.

Lucky Luciano” will be penned by L.A-based writer-producer Alessandro Camon, who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Oren Moverman’s Iraq War movie “The Messenger” and, more recently, Walter Hill’s Sylvester Stallone-starrer “Bullet to the Head.”

The made-for-primetime skein marks the first production under the Mediaset original programming banner. Mediaset established its inhouse production unit just a few months ago. It joined forces with Federation Entertainment to produce this series. Federation will also handle international sales, which will launch at the upcoming Mip TV market in Cannes.

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‘Wrath of the Titans’ Producer Thunder Road Allies With Film House Germany

‘Wrath of the Titans’ Producer Thunder Road Allies With Film House Germany
Wrath of the Titans” producer Thunder Road and Christian Angermayer’s Film House Germany have signed a seven-figure development deal.

The pact is aimed at strengthening Thunder Road’s financial capability to develop projects.

The companies are collaborating on “Ride of the Valkyries” and “No Quarter,” a drama about two Iraq War veterans written by Alessandro Camon and Michael Wilson.

During Cannes, Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk came on board the Egoli Tossell Films action-adventure “Ivanhoe” as a producer. Tossell is a subsidiary of Film House Germany.

“It all starts with the script, but the irony is that development money is the hardest to find,” Iwanyk said. “Christian and the team at Film House Germany understand that. We’ve had a great time working on our current mutual projects and look forward to many more.”

Thunder Road’s upcoming films include “The Expendables 3,” “Gods of Egypt” and “John Wick.
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Winterbottom to direct Vatican Connection

Exclusive: Film is based on the real-life story of the NYPD detetcive who first uncovered the Vatican Bank’s links to the Mafia.

Michael Winterbottom is to direct The Vatican Connection about the real-life story of the NYPD detective who first uncovered the Vatican Bank’s links to the Mafia in the 1970s.

Detective Joe Coffey was working undercover in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, tailing a vicious local mobster, when he stumbled upon information linking the Vatican Bank and the Mafia.

His global investigation – taking him from New York to Munich, London and Rome - revealed that Vatican Bank president Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, was working with the Mafia to hide losses incurred by the institution as it financed anti-Communist missions in central America.

Through intermediaries Archbishop Marcinkus had the Genovese Crime Family of New York manufacture and supply the Vatican Bank with $6 billion dollars of counterfeit blue chip bonds from major Us corporations.

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‘Spring Breakers 2’ Producers: James Franco Is a Hypocrite (Exclusive)

‘Spring Breakers 2’ Producers: James Franco Is a Hypocrite (Exclusive)
With their Muse Productions company hanging on such edgy fare as “American Psycho,” “Freeway,” “Buffalo 66″ and “Spring Breakers,” producers Chris and Roberta Hanley are no strangers to controversy, however there’s something in the spring air this year that has gotten them more than their share of colorful press.

Earlier this month, former business partner on the Harmony Korine-directed hit pic “Spring BreakersWicks Walker sued Muse and fellow producer Jordan Gertner of Hero Entertainment for breach of contract.

This week, as the Hanleys and Gertner were landing in Cannes to start tubthumping several projects, including the upcoming sequel, “Spring Breakers: The Second Coming,” their star of the original picture took to Instagram to denounce the sequel as “not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent,” acidly adding, “it will be a horrible film.”

The Hanleys and Gertner spoke to Variety exclusively about this Franco dustup, giving back
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Cannes: ‘Breakers’ Sequel Team Springs Back at Franco (Exclusive)

Cannes: ‘Breakers’ Sequel Team Springs Back at Franco (Exclusive)
With their Muse Prods. shingle hanging on such edgy fare as “American Psycho,” “Freeway,” “Buffalo 66″ and “Spring Breakers,” producers Chris and Roberta Hanley are no strangers to controversy; however, there’s something in the spring air this year that has gotten them more than their share of colorful press.

Earlier this month, former business partner on the Harmony Korine-directed hit pic “Spring BreakersWicks Walker sued Muse and fellow producer Jordan Gertner of Hero Entertainment for breach of contract.

This week, as the Hanleys and Gertner were landing in Cannes to start tubthumping several projects, including the upcoming sequel “Spring Breakers: The Second Coming,” their star of the original picture, James Franco (pictured above in the film), took to Instagram to denounce the sequel as “not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent,” acidly adding, “it will be a horrible film.”

The Hanleys and Gertner spoke to
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Bullet to the Head - Blu-ray Review

Bullet to the Head is just the kind of movie the title suggests. It is a straight-forward action film that is low on plot and dialogue, but high on body count and action sequences. The film is directed by action genre icon Walter Hill, and feels like the perfect throwback to his great action flicks from the 70’s and 80’s. The film features a screenplay by Alessandro Camon based on Alexis Nolent's French graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tete. It stars Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, arah Shahi, Christian Slater, Jason Momoa, Jon Seda, Holt McCallany, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. It was produced by fellow action icon producer Joel Silver. Thanks to its New Orleans setting and Stallone’s gravely voiceover
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Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk Teams With Michael De Luca On Alessandro Camon Script ‘No Quarter’

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Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk Teams With Michael De Luca On Alessandro Camon Script ‘No Quarter’
Exclusive: Thunder Road has acquired No Quarter, a spec script by The Messenger scribe Alessandro Camon and Michael Wilson that will be produced by Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Michael De Luca. No Quarter is a contemporary crime story that touches on the themes of the military and the difficulty of reintegrating back into society after serving as a soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those were themes in The Messenger. Set in Los Angeles in 2007, two friends who were combat Marines and side by side survived some of the toughest fighting in the Iraq war, find themselves on opposite sides of the law. One becomes a star cop in an elite undercover unit while the other gets into a heist crew involved with a drug cartel. These men, who once depended on each other for survival, see their friendship and loyalties put to the test. Both Iwanyk and De
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‘Bullet to the Head’ Review

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sung Kang | Written by Alessandro Camon | Directed by Walter Hill

Bullet to the Head is the latest film to star ass-kicking pensioner Sylvester Stallone. He plays Jimmy Bobo (really), a hitman with morals – don’t they all – who gets himself in a right old tiswas after his partner is killed by Game of Thrones and Conan the Barbarian’s Jason Momoa after a routine job. Tech-savvy (ie, smartphone-owning cop) Taylor Kwon looks into the murder Bobo committed and decides to team up with the crim in order to find out who’s really behind all the killing and intrigue and why. Kwon is played by Sung Kang who has starred in a number of Fast and Furious films and was cast as Thomas Jane was not ‘ethnic’ enough. Former NFL cheerleader Sarah Shahi plays tattoo-artist totty and Bobo’s
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Kimberly Pierce To Follow Up Carrie With Aryan Brotherhood Drama The Brand

Director Kimberly Pierce has never been one to shy away from tricky subject matter. In 1999 she made her feature debut with Boys Don't Cry, a biopic about the tragically short life of transgendered teen Brandon Teena. Next came Stop Loss in which she tackled the titular controversial military policy that forces soldiers to stay enlisted past their initial contract. This fall will see her ballsy remake of the Stephen King thriller Carrie, and then Pierce will move from Carrie White to white supremacists for The Brand. Deadline reports Pierce has been picked to direct the drama that is named for the Aryan Brotherhood's infamous prison gang. The script by penned by The Messenger's scribe Alessandro Camon and Snitch writer-director Ric Roman Waugh is based on the 2004 New Yorker article by David Grann. The original article, also called "The Brand," followed U.S. Attorney Gregory Jessner's quest to bring down
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Kimberly Peirce To Direct The Brand!

Boys Don’t Cry helmer Kimberly Peirce has signed on to direct an upcoming hard edged drama titled The Brand! What definitely sounds great is that the whole thing is based on a New Yorker article which deals with the notorious Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, and that, beside Peirce, some seriously good team is on board! More about that – in the rest of this report… So, at this moment we know that Peirce will direct the project from a script originally written by Ric Roman Waugh and then rewritten by Alessandro Camon (man who stands behind the Bullet To The Head story). As we said...

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