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Tpg Capital Buys Majority Stake in CAA

20 October 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tpg Capital has become a majority stakeholder in Creative Artists Agency, the first time in its history that the talent agency will be owned by an outside investor.

The private equity firm already held a 35% stake in CAA and has been discussing the possibility of deepening its investment in recent weeks. Precise details of the sale and Tpg’s new position were not announced.

As part of the deal, CAA’s management team will remain in place and has extended its long-term contracts, the agency said.

“There’s nothing like CAA,” said Tpg co-founder Jim Coulter in a statement. “CAA is an unrivaled industry leader, with an exceptionally talented and uncommonly stable management team. They have built their global and diversified platform through relentless innovation and a collaborative culture of client service. The company has had extraordinary growth across its divisions, alongside intelligent asset-building and principal investment strategies, and we »

- Brent Lang

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15 Crazy Facts You Just Have To Accept To Enjoy The Dark Knight Trilogy

20 October 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There’s no doubting the influence that Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight saga has had on blockbuster cinema as a whole: his dark, gritty style has been adopted by numerous high-profile films, perhaps most obviously Sam MendesSkyfall, which was about as Batman as a James Bond film could ever be short of kitting Daniel Craig out in a Batsuit. With a mountain of critical acclaim and an even bigger pile of money generated from Nolan’s franchise, the series is about as entertaining as Hollywood blockbusters can get, but even so, that doesn’t mean the films aren’t without their issues and gaping flaws that simply have to be accepted in order to still enjoy the movies.

Plot holes and dubious logic are highly abundant throughout all three films, as well as some unfortunate technical issues, while Nolan’s cold, “detached” directorial approach is also a bit of a problem, »

- Jack Pooley

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Parents & Frequent Moviegoers Are Desensitized To Violence, Sex In Film; Likely So Is MPAA Ratings Board: Study

20 October 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After surveying 1,000 parents exposed to multiple clips of on-screen sex and violence in movies, a study found that parents become increasingly desensitized to acts of sex and violence with repeated viewing which appears to lead to an increasing acceptance to both. The result is that these parents are less likely to shield their kids from movies that contain sex and violence. In addition, the authors note that people who rate movies for the MPAA (themselves parents) could also be subject to the same desensitization “and thus more likely to be lenient when it comes to evaluating the appropriateness of such content for children.” Those behind the study said this effect could help to explain the “ratings creep” that has allowed more violence into films aimed at our youth.

The MPAA has long acknowledged that its standards have shifted over time but has traditionally attributed this to the changing standards of parents. »

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Four

17 October 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Digital Era: Real-time Films From 2000 To Today

40 years before, in 1960, lighter cameras enabled a cinéma vérité-flavored revolution in street realism. By 2000, new digital cameras suggested a whole new set of promises, including telling stories that would have been unimaginable within minimum budgets for features even ten years before. In 2000, film purists warned that digital still didn’t look as good as celluloid, but that didn’t stop at least three innovative filmmakers from boldly going where no filmmaker had gone before. Mike Figgis’ Timecode (2000) was the first star-supported (Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Holly Hunter, among many others) single-shot project since Rope, underlining that earlier film’s timelessness. If Run Lola Run could do one story three times, then Timecode would do three or four stories one time: the movie is four separate ninety-minute shots shown all at the same time, each in one quadrant of the screen. Where do you look? »

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Tpg Capital in Talks to Increase CAA Stake

15 October 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tpg Capital is in talks to increase its stake in CAA and may even become a majority owner in the agency, according to an individual with knowledge of the discussions.

The private equity firm, which also invests in Virgin Entertainment, Uber and Robert Simonds’ new studio, currently has a 35% stake in the talent agency and first came on as a shareholder in 2010. Tpg’s new investment could potentially raise its position to more than 50%. A deal may close as early as next week.

The New York Post first reported that negotiations were taking place.

It would be the first time an outside investor has a majority stake in the agency, which represents such elite talent as George Clooney, Daniel Craig, Will Smith, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jennifer Lawrence. Over the past decade, it has diversified beyond film and television and into sports talent, branding and rights deals, as well as investments »

- Brent Lang

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Javier Bardem May Join Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Would Play This Character

14 October 2014 3:02 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Back in 2012, Javier Bardem used his special brand of terrifying charisma to benefit a franchise when he starred alongside Daniel Craig in the Sam Mendes James Bond film Skyfall. His presence having enhanced that movie to an extreme degree, now another major Hollywood series is looking to bring him on board as a villain. The Hollywood Reporter has gotten word that the Academy Award-winning actor is now in negotiations to play the central antagonist in Disney's upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Should he sign on, he would be joining a cast that only contains regulars so far: Johnny Depp is coming back to once again play the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, and Geofrey Rush will be reprising his role as the dread pirate Barbossa. Not much is known about the script for Pirates of the Caribbean 5, but this new casting report delivers a good »

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Dave Bautista Reportedly Cast As Villain In Upcoming James Bond Film

13 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Dave Bautista has reportedly signed on to play the villain in the upcoming James Bond film, a role previously described as an “iconic henchman.”

Dave Bautista To Play Hinx In Bond 24

Bautista is fresh off his breakout role as Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s summer hit Guardians of the Galaxy, and the former Mma fighter is apparently jumping onto another successful franchise.

In the Sam Mendes-directed Bond film, tentatively called Bond 24, Bautista is set to play Hinx, a henchman and assassin. Original casting document described the character as very physically fit, and revealed that the character would be engaging in several fights with James Bond, once again played by Daniel Craig.

Bautista has yet to confirm his involvement. Bond 24 is scheduled to begin shooting in December, and is set for a Nov. 6, 2015, release. In addition to Bautista’s casting, rumors suggest that Lea Seydoux has »

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This 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Star May Be James Bond's New Nemesis

13 October 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Bond 24 is set to start filming this December, and while we all know that Daniel Craig is returning as 007 -- and that he'll be joined by new Bond girl Léa Seydoux -- we still don't know who he'll be squaring off against this time around. Or do we? Latino Review has revealed that professional wrestler Dave Bautista – better known as Drax the Destroyer in James Gunn’s box office juggernaut Guardians of the Galaxy – has landed the role of evil henchman Hinx in the upcoming Bond film. This is good news on a number of levels. Bautista demonstrated he was worthy of landing more roles after Guardians, and he was the first person who sprung to mind when Hinx’s casting info leaked last month. That casting call revealed that Bond 24 was looking...

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This 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Star May Be James Bond's New Nemesis

13 October 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Bond 24 is set to start filming this December, and while we all know that Daniel Craig is returning as 007 -- and that he'll be joined by new Bond girl Léa Seydoux -- we still don't know who he'll be squaring off against this time around. Or do we? Latino Review has revealed that professional wrestler Dave Bautista – better known as Drax the Destroyer in James Gunn’s box office juggernaut Guardians of the Galaxy – has apparently landed the role of evil...

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This 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Star May Be James Bond's New Nemesis

13 October 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Bond 24 is set to start filming this December, and while we all know that Daniel Craig is returning as 007 -- and that he'll be joined by new Bond girl Léa Seydoux -- we still don't know who he'll be squaring off against this time around. Or do we? Latino Review has revealed that professional wrestler Dave Bautista – better known as Drax the Destroyer in James Gunn’s box office juggernaut Guardians of the Galaxy – has apparently landed the role of evil...

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Report: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Dave Bautista set to join new James Bond movie

13 October 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The new James Bond movie, working title "Bond 24," is set to begin filming this December, and a new report indicates that Dave Bautista may be joining the project.  This new information follows closely on the heels of news last week that Lea Seydoux is in talks to become a Bond Girl in the film. Bautista was most recently seen in this summer's Marvel blockbuster, "Guardians of the Galaxy" as Drax, a member of the Guardians team.  According to Latino-Review, for the new Bond film, Bautista could be going evil as Hinx, a henchman in the tradition of Oddjob and Jaws. Sam Mendes is returning to direct the new Bond film after his incredibly successful helming of "Skyfall" in 2012.  Daniel Craig will also be back as Bond for his fourth outing.  Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Ralph Fiennes are all set to return as well. At this point »

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Guardians Of The Galaxy's Dave Bautista to Play a Villain in Bond 24?

13 October 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Not long ago there was a casting breakdown that leaked online from Sam Mendes' Bond 24. It revealed that producers were looking to cast someone to fill a villainous role that was described as being in the tradition of Jaws and Oddjob. Here is that casting description, which is for a character named Hinx:

We are looking to follow in the tradition of Jaws and Oddjob in finding an iconic baddy.“Hinx (Male, 30 – 45)”“Ideally over 6? 2?. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. We are looking for someone very unusual, possibly from a sports background.”“Height: 180cm – 195cm"

It sounds like producers have found their man. According to Latino-Review, Guardians of the Galaxy co-star Dave Bautista has landed the role of this Hinx character. »

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Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista Is the New Bond Villain

13 October 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you were a fan of Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy, you might want to secure some advance tickets to the next James Bond film. Dave Bautista will reportedly star as evil henchman Hinx in the 24th film in the Bond series. A leaked casting sheet revealed that filmmakers were looking to find someone to portray a main henchman/assassin "in the tradition of Jaws and Oddjob . . . We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training." At an imposing 6'4", WWE wrestler Bautista fits the bill. Will Daniel Craig be able to take him down? »

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Bond 24 News: Lea Seydoux Set to Play Femme Fatale; Dave Bautista Rumored for “Villain in the Mold of Jaws and Oddjob”

13 October 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With James Bond 24's December start date fast approaching, some casting news is finally beginning to surface.  First up, Daily Mail reports that Lea Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) has signed on to play the "femme fatale" and "will meet fellow cast members, led by Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, for a script rehearsal in late November,".  We reported a couple months ago that Seydoux was being eyed to play a "Lead Female (30-40) Attractive, sophisticated, cool and calm secret agent."  If Daily Mail is saying she's the "femme fatale", then it's possible we're still waiting for the "Bond Girl" and Seydoux'x character is in the mold of Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) from GoldenEye. Hit the jump for more on James Bond 24.  The film opens November 6, 2015. In August, we reported that the movie was casting for: the main assassin, with the search specifically focussed »

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'James Bond 24' Casts Dave Bautista as Villainous Henchman Hinx

13 October 2014 7:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few weeks ago, a rumor broke that the team behind Bond 24 was seeking a new henchman that is comparable to iconic 007 characters Oddjob and Jaws. Latino Review now reports that the job has gone to none other than Guardians of the Galaxy scene stealer and WWE Superstar Dave Bautista.

The role is described as an 'iconic baddy'. His name is Hinx, and producers were seeking an actor between 30 and 45 years of age that is ideally over 6 feet tall. He will be the main henchmen, a physically fit assassin who fights with Bond. Dave Bautista will require extensive fight training and stunt coordinating, and he will have to do some driver's training as well. The producers were rumored to be seeking a sports personality, and that's what they have indeed landed.

Bond 24 will begin shooting on December 6, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as secret agent »

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Casting: Dave Bautista Rumored For 'Bond 24,' 'Mission: Imposssible 5' Gets Villain And More

13 October 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, and Naomie Harris may be getting an unlikely playmate in "Bond 24." Wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista, last seen mixing it up on the big screen in "Guardians Of The Galaxy," is rumored to have landed a bad guy role "in the tradition of Jaws or Oddjob." Bautista in a Sam Mendes-directed movie? Guess we'll see. Cameras roll in December. [Latino Review] Sean Harris has been offered the villain role in "Mission: Impossible 5." The increasingly busy actor's recent credits include "'71," "Southcliffe," "The Borgias," and "Prometheus," and basically, if you watch movies even casually, you've seen him in something. [Deadline] With "Underworld 5" moving ahead with Theo James in the lead, the presumption was that Kate Beckinsale was moving on. Not quite. At New York Comic-Con Len Wiseman revealed, "we have another film in the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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007 Vs. Drax: Is Dave Bautista In Line To Play The Villain For Bond 24?

13 October 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As is the case with each passing Bond film, the two archetypal roles that draw the most attention in the build-up to release are the Bond Girl and the overarching villain. We’ve learned that Sam Mendes wants to put 007 through his paces in Bond 24 by casting a memorable, physically imposing baddie, and it looks as though the director may very well have found someone to fill the role already.

According to rumour mongers and all-round Internet sleuths Latino Review, Dave Bautista has entered talks to star in Mendes’ upcoming film, with the Guardians of the Galaxy star on board to play henchman-cum-assassin, Hinx (at least, that’s the purported codename at this stage).

Much like the Léa Seydoux casting rumor from a few days ago, this Bond-related tidbit is yet to be formally confirmed by Eon, though Latino Review have a relatively solid record when it comes to pinpointing the latest cast lists. »

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'Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista Rumored to Play Bond 24 Henchman

13 October 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I wasn't the biggest fan of Guardians of the Galaxy and one aspect I didn't enjoy that much in-particular was Dave Bautista's performance as Drax. I was apparently in the minority, so much so that a new rumor from Latino Review says Bautista has now landed the role of Hinx, the lead henchman in the upcoming Bond 24. Earlier in the year a report detailing the specifics for the character were released saying they were looking for an actor that is: Ideally over 6c 2c. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. We are looking for someone very unusual, possibly from a sports background. The casting has not yet been confirmed, but with the recent announcement Lea Seydoux will play the film's femme »

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Bautista For Bond Baddie Role?

13 October 2014 6:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Dave Bautista’s performance in this summer’s Guardians Of The Galaxy surprised a lot of people. Given his background in World Wrestling Entertainment, an environment not known for its thespians, expectations were low as to his acting ability. Refreshingly though Bautista shone through, his character Drax being many viewers favourite, and the WWE star was praised highly by critics everywhere.

Following this success it seems that the muscular mountain may have clinched a role in the next Bond film. Last week it was revealed that Blue Is The Warmest Colour actress Lea Seydoux would be joining Daniel Craig for Bond 24, and now it seems the production has cast one of its villains. From reports it appears that Bautista has managed to snag a role in the popular franchise, playing henchman Hinx.

The producers were apparently on the look-out for somebody who could become as iconic a Bond villain »

- Kat Smith

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Dave Bautista joins cast of James Bond 24

13 October 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dave Bautista goes from Guardians Of The Galaxy to battling 007 in James Bond 24...

Of the many delights that James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy movie had to offer, there was Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer. Many figured it'd just be a bit part he had in the run up to the film's release, but it turned out that Bautista was a bit more important to Guardians Of The Galaxy than that.

And his Marvel work - which there will be more of - has proven quite a calling card. For news reaches us this today at Dave Bautista is the latest addition to the 24th James Bond film.

The new 007 movie, which will see Daniel Craig reprise the lead role, is set to start shooting at the end of the year, with Sam Mendes returning to direct following his success with Skyfall. Bautista, unsurprisingly, will be taking »

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