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The first poster has arrived online for the upcoming crime drama The Outsider, which is directed by Martin Zandvliet and sees Jared Leto leading a cast that includes Emile Hirsch, Rory Cochrane, Tadanobu Asano, Shiori Kutsuna, and Kippei Shiina; take a look below…
The Outsider follows the story of “a captive American soldier who is set free from prison with the help of his Yakuza cellmate. With this, he repays his debt of gratitude to the Yakuza in a way that will require him to maneuver in the world of criminals.” »
- Amie Cranswick
The film stars newcomer Richie Merritt as Ricky Wershe Jr.and Matthew McConaughey as Ricky’s father, Richard Wershe Sr. Merritt was discovered in Baltimore during an extensive nationwide talent search.
Previously announced cast features Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rory Cochrane as the FBI agents who begin working with Wershe as a confidential informant; Brian Tyree Henry as a narcotics detective Officer Jackson; Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie as Wershe’s grandparents and Bel Powley as sister.
Cyler will portray Rudell Curry, one of the drug dealers. He previously starred in “Me and Earl and The Dying Girl” as Earl and joined the “Power Rangers” cast in 2015. Kyanna Simone Simpson (“Fist Fight”) has also joined the cast.
Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic, »
- Dave McNary
"Don't you know who I am?!" Netflix has debuted a trailer for a film titled The Most Hated Woman in America, which is also premiering at the SXSW Film Festival this month (like many other Netflix films). This tells the true story of the much debated rise and demise of a woman, named Madalyn Murray O'Hair, who was the founder of the "American Atheists" organization. She quickly became the "most hated woman in America", hence the title. Melissa Leo plays O'Hair, and the cast includes Juno Temple, Adam Scott, Josh Lucas, Vincent Kartheiser, Peter Fonda, Michael Chernus & Rory Cochrane. As interesting as this story seems, I'll watch it purely for Melissa Leo. She looks totally unrecognizable, always cool to see. Here's the first trailer for Tommy O'Haver's The Most Hated Woman in America, from YouTube: A true-crime biopic about the disappearance of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of the "American »
- Alex Billington
With just two weeks to go until its arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has debuted a trailer for the upcoming biographical drama The Most Hated Woman in America. The film, which is set to receive its world premiere this coming Tuesday the SXSW Film Festival, stars Melissa Leo in the lead role as American Atheists founder Madalyn Murray O’Hair alongside Peter Fonda, Sally Kirkland, Rory Cochrane, Josh Lucas, Adam Scott, Juno Temple, Vincent Kartheiser, Anna Camp, Michael Chernus, and Alex Frost; watch it below after the official synopsis…
A true-crime biopic about the disappearance of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, founder of the “American Atheists” and pioneering firebrand in the political culture war, The Most Hated Woman in America captures the rise and fall of a complex character who was a controversial villain to some and an unlikely hero to others.
The Most Hated Woman in America arrives on Netflix on March 24th. »
- Amie Cranswick
Richie Merritt, a newcomer from Baltimore, MD, has landed the title role opposite Matthew McConaughey in the biopic about the youngest informant in FBI history. The film has also cast Jonathan Majors, Y.G., Taylour Paige, and Piper Laurie.
“We are very excited to have found Richie,” says director Yann Demange. “For the purposes of our story, it was essential that we find someone who understands the life of an inner city teenager, as well as the complicated point of view and experience of the real life Ricky Wershe Jr. As a fifteen-year old kid from inner city Baltimore, Richie brings a genuine sense of authenticity to both the role and our film.”
- Justin Kroll
Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic, “White Boy Rick” recaps the true-life story of Richard Wershe Jr. who became an undercover informant at the age of 14 before becoming a major dealer until he was arrested at age 17. The title role has not yet been cast.
Yann Demange is directing the project for Sony-based Studio 8 as its second project following “Solutrean.” John Lesher is producing, as is Julie Yorn (who received a best picture Academy Award nomination for “Hell or High Water”) of Lbi Entertainment. Protozoa Pictures’ Darren Aronofsky and Scott Franklin are also producing.
- Dave McNary
1 February 2017 12:53 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Yann Demange, the British filmmaker behind ’71, is directing the movie, which is heading for a March start in Detroit.
White Boy Rick tells the story of Richard Wershe Jr., who, at 14, became an undercover informant for law enforcement in the 1980s. But he grew to become a major drug »
- Borys Kit
Exclusive: Studio 8 and producers John Lesher and Scott Franklin are compiling one heck of an ensemble cast for their feature drama White Boy Rick. Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rory Cochrane have just joined Matthew McConaughey in the film being directed by Yann Demange. The film reunites Dern and Leigh who worked together on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. White Boy Rick is about Richard Wershe Jr., who in mid-1980s Detroit at the age of only 14 became an… »
8 items from 2017
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