2 items from 2015
After months of casting on MGM and Sony’s remake of The Magnificent Seven, the Western is finally gearing up to roll cameras later this month. Today brings word that perennial baddie Peter Sarsgaard is in final negotiations to play robber baron Bartholomew Bogue, the villain of the film whose cronies murder the husband (Matt Bomer) of a young woman (Haley Bennett), leading her to hire an unruly band of mercenaries to take back her town. Simultaneously, though, word has it that Jason Momoa has dropped out of the project, leaving one supporting role unclaimed.
Sarsgaard has made a career out of playing nasty psychopaths, from John Lotter in Boys Don’t Cry to the controlling Chuck Traynor in Lovelace, so he’s well-suited for the part of a murderous Western baddie.
As for Momoa, Deadline reports that he departed the pic after feeling like he “didn’t have enough to do, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Written by Andy Bellin
In Billy Wilder’s excellent 1951 drama Ace in the Hole, which is a classic showcase of media manipulation, ambitious city-slicker reporter Chuck Tatum (played by an enthusiastic Kirk Douglas) finds himself stuck in Albuquerque, New Mexico with hopes to find that one big story that will jettison him to the big-leagues again. Tatum lucks out when he is informed about a man trapped in a cave-in and uses this opportunity to break big. When Tatum’s photographer asks why this will make a big story, Tatum responds that it’s a “human interest” subject and that if you can get readers to sympathize with the narrative then you have the reader’s attention. But, he also elaborates that a human interest story has to focus on one person; if you focus on others involved with the story, »
- Christopher Koenig
2 items from 2015
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