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Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski will be teaming up with Steve Carrell for a paranoid thriller that has yet to be titled. The script will be written Steve Conrad, who also wrote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Pursuit Of Happyness.
There are no details on what the story will entail, but it's definitely an interesting team-up of talent. Carell has shown a wide range of talent when it comes to acting, and it will be interesting to see what kind of role his plays in this paranoid thriller.
According to Variety, after Verbinski is finished with this project he will shoot two projects back-to-back for New Regency. One is a horror film called A Cure For Wellness, which was written by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) and an action-comedy that is tentatively Passengers that was also written by Conrad.
Carell will be seen next in the intense drama Foxcatcher. »
- Joey Paur
Steve Carell is often referred to as the nicest guy in Hollywood. Even in his more obnoxious and acerbic roles, he still has this undercurrent of sweetness that just makes you want to go out for coffee with the guy. Since it must get tiring being that nice, Carell has begun to take on much nastier, darker roles, beginning with a critically acclaimed turn in Foxcatcher. He now continues to expand his repertoire by signing on to a new, as-yet-untitled thriller to be directed by Gore Verbinski.
According Variety, Carell and Verbinski have just inked a deal to begin shooting a “paranoid thriller” sometime in March. There are no further details right now, except that the script is being written by Secret Life of Walter Mitty scribe Steve Conrad – a good or a bad deal, depending on your feelings about that particular slice of schmaltz.
Although Verbinski has not been terribly dependable recently, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Deadline is reporting that Steve Carell and director Gore Verbinski are teaming up for what is being described as a "paranoid thriller" at New Regency. The film will be the first in a three year deal Verbinski has signed with Regency.
Filming is expected to begin in March of 2015.
Source: Deadline »
- Philip Sticco
The untitled movie will kick off a multi-year deal between Verbinski and New Regency.
Verbinski is best known for his work on the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and The Lone Ranger.
Back in April, Gore Verbinski signed a multiyear deal between New Regency and his Blind Wink Productions, and the first three movies from that deal have been announced. Deadline is reporting first Verbinski will direct an untitled paranoid thriller from a script by Steve Conrad (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The Weather Man), and it will star Steve Carell. Production on it will begin in March of next year, and then the director will shoot his next two films back-to-back. One is a horror »
- Jesse Giroux
Planned for a March 2015 shoot, Steve Carrell and Gore Verbinski are teaming up for a paranoia-fuelled thriller. Although primarily known for his comedic roles, Carrell is receiving a lot of buzz around his dramatic role in Foxcatcher, and not just for his prosthetic nose. Carell first came to our attention as the smug news anchor in Bruce Almighty, before really hitting it big with roles in Anchorman and The 40 Year-old Virgin, as well as starring in the Us version of The Office.
Verbinski on the other hand, has had a versatile career that has taken in huge Hollywood blockbuster franchises in the form of Pirates Of The Caribbean, slapstick farce in Mousehunt, and horror in the remake of The Ring. Although not much else is known about this upcoming project, it will be scripted by Steve Conrad, the man who wrote this year’s The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Later this year, we'll see Steve Carell get serious with Foxcatcher, a role that will likely land him at least an Oscar nomination when the time comes. And while he also has the dumb family comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (arriving this week) too, it sounds like he won't be sticking in that territory all the time. Deadline reports Carell will star in an untitled paranoid thriller at New Regency with Pirates of Caribbean franchise director Gore Verbinski at the helm working from a script by The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Pursuit of Happyness writer Steve Conrad. Sounds like a good team. So what's the movie about? Well, unfortunately there aren't any plot details available, but the film is described as a paranoid thriller. This will actually be the first film in a series of different films that Verbinski has set up at New Regency. »
- Ethan Anderton
• Oscar nominee Casey Affleck will return to his native Massachusetts to star in and produce a film based on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The script written by Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy (The Fighter) is based on the book "Boston Strong" by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge and chronicles the massive manhunt to find the two men believed responsible for the bombings and the city's response to the horrific events. [Variety] • Steve Carell will continue his trend of taking on less comedic roles in an untitled thriller from director Gore Verbinski (The Lone Ranger). The film will be the third straight »
- Jake Perlman
Following his more dramatic and award-worthy turn in Foxcatcher, comedic actor Steve Carell will continue to play it straight in an untitled Paranoia thriller for Pirates of The Caribbean and The Lone Ranger director Gore Verbinski.
No story details have been released for the project as of yet.
New Regency will begin production on the Untitled Paranoid Thriller in March, with the movie serving as the first project in the multiyear deal between the studio and Blind Wink. The screenplay comes from Steve Conrad, known for his work on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Pursuit of Happyness.
Gore Verbinski will follow the Untitled Paranoid Thriller by directing two more back-to-back movies for New Regency, which include the horror thriller A Cure For Wellness from writer Justin Haythe, and the large scale action adventure Passengers, which was also written by Steve Conrad.
Despite establishing himself as a star in family and comedy (and family-comedy) films, Steve Carell has been stretching his thespian muscles recently and receiving some of the best reviews of his career for dark, real-life drama Foxcatcher. He’s dipping his toe into the paranoid thriller business for a new film from Pirates Of The Caribbean veteran Gore Verbinski.Though the film doesn’t yet have a name, it does have a script from The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’s Steve Conrad and the cameras will roll in March. But in keeping with its paranoid nature, no details of the story have been released. Still, it’ll be interesting to see Carell turn his hand to playing someone who’s not quite sure what’s happening. You know, aside from Brick Tamland.According to Deadline, it’s all part of a multi-film deal for Verbinski, who will reportedly segue »
The project is the first in a multi-year deal between Verbinski’s Blind Wink New Regency and will commence production in March 2015.
Following this, Verbinski will shoot two back-to-back projects for New Regency: the elevated horror A Cure For Wellness written by Revolutionary Road screenwriter Justin Haythe and Conrad’s action-comedy Passengers (working title).
New Regency’s dark comedy and recent Venice Film festival opener Birdman from Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu will open through Fox Searchlight on October 17.
Iñárritu is currently in production for New Regency on the revenge Western The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, scheduled to open in limited release through Fox on December 25, 2015.
Verbinski’s credits include the first three Pirates »
Steve Carell has been garnering a lot of attention for his performance in Foxcatcher as of late, which will be released November 14. And while he does have a role in this weekend's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, he has been branching out from his comedy background into more dramatic material. I particularly loved The Way, Way Back, which, yes, has comedy, but not really in Carell's character. He is a very talented actor, and I am glad he is stretching himself artistically. I will always admire someone for taking a chance. In his continued quest to branch out, director Gore Verbinski has tapped Carell for his upcoming untitled paranoid thriller, which is set to start production in March. On the opposite side of the spectrum, I am not particularly excited about seeing him in a Verbinski movie, mainly because I am not excited to see a Verbinski movie. »
- Mike Shutt
Once he’s completed the Carell project, Verbinski will shoot back-to-back projects for New Regency: horror film “A Cure For Wellness,” written by Justin Haythe (“Revolutionary Road”) and the tentatively titled action-comedy “Passengers,” written by Conrad.
Carell will be seen next in “Foxcatcher.”
New Regency is currently in production on Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s western “The Revenant” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, scheduled for release around Christmas 2015 through Fox. New Regency’s “Gone Girl” opened last weekend through Fox and topped the box office. »
- Dave McNary
Filmmaker Gore Verbinski is coming back with a vengeance. After helming the massively popular Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy with a swell mix of elegance and goofiness, the director took his talents to the animated world with the fantastic Rango. Most recently, however, Verbinski helmed the poorly received and very expensive The Lone Ranger. As a fan of the filmmaker I was still eager to see what he would do next, and now Verbinski is lining up his next three projects. He will first helm an untitled paranoid thriller starring Steve Carell, and then plans to shoot the horror thriller A Cure for Wellness and the action comedy Passengers back-to-back. More after the jump. The folks over at Deadline report that Verbinski has signed on to helm Carell in an untitled paranoid thriller for New Regency, with production scheduled to begin in March. Steve Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) penned the screenplay, »
- Adam Chitwood
As Oscar buzz swirls surrounding his transformative performance in “Foxcatcher,” Steve Carell has signed on to star in an untitled paranoid thriller that Gore Verbinski will direct for New Regency, the company announced Tuesday. The film is the first in a multi-year deal between Verbinski's Blind Wink and New Regency, which is starting production in March. Steve Conrad (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”) is writing the screenplay. Following this film, Verbinski will shoot two additional back-to-back projects for New Regency –”A Cure For Wellness,” an elevated horror film written by Justin Haythe (“Revolutionary Road”), and “Passengers” (working title), a large-scale. »
- Jeff Sneider
Exclusive: Gore Verbinski will direct Steve Carell in an untitled paranoid thriller that New Regency will put in production in March. It’s the first project in the multiyear deal between Blind Wink and New Regency, and several others will follow in quick succession. The script was written by Steve Conrad, whose credits include The Pursuit Of Happyness and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. The plan is for Verbinski to follow this one by shooting back-to-back projects for New Regency. Those films will be A Cure For Wellness, an elevated horror film written by Revolutionary Road scribe Justin Haythe, and Passengers. The latter is the working title for a large-scale action comedy also scripted by Conrad.
Verbinski, who signed the deal in April, is coming off The Lone Ranger and before that the Oscar-winning Rango and the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films. New Regency, relaunched by Arnon Milchan »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Zero Motivation, a dark comedy about the lives of Israeli female soldiers, was named the top film at the 13th Tribeca Film Festival. Writer/director Tayla Lavie accepted the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature, as well as the Nora Ephron Prize, which goes to the female filmmaker who best embodies Ephron’s spirit and vision. “In her unique and ambitious first feature, deftly handled such difficult themes as the military, sexism, love, ambition, and friendship,” the jury noted. “This filmmaker also pulled off the awesome feat of managing multiple characters and storylines. In what was definitely the most hilarious »
- Jeff Labrecque
Out to buy this week is Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, the tale of a day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
To celebrate this being available now, we’ve got this great little featurette that looks at a moment while filming in Iceland and the ever-changing weather. Check it below, we love this film:
Click here for an interview with Stiller and co-writer Steve Conrad and our review is also right here! The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Blu-ray is loaded with more than an hour of behind-the-scenes special features, including deleted, extended and alternative scenes, featurettes »
- Dan Bullock
To celebrate the release of The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty on DVD and Blu-ray release on April 21st, we’ve a great insight into the film thanks to the star and director Ben Stiller and screenwriter Steve Conrad.
The film focuses around the life of Walter Mitty (Stiller), a modern day-dreamer, and an ordinary magazine photo editor who takes a regular mental vacation from his normal existence by disappearing into a world of fantasies electrified by dashing heroism, passionate romance and constant triumphs over danger. But when Mitty and the co-worker he secretly adores (Kristen Wiig) stand in actual peril of losing their jobs, Walter must do the unimaginable: take real action – sparking a global journey more extraordinary than anything he could have ever dreamed up.
- Dan Bullock
The 33 jury members will be split into seven groups, one for each competition category: World Narrative Competition, World Documentary Competition, Best New Narrative Director, Best New Documentary Director, Narrative Short Film, Documentary and the Student Visionary Award. Two other awards, the Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia and the Norah Ephron Prize, will also be awarded. Winners of the seven festival categories will receive $150,000 and prizes, and eight of the winners will also get to take home an original artwork. Winner of the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which recognizes a female writer or director, will receive $25,000.
Seven Juries Will Award Prizes At 2014 Tribeca Film Fest
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