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11 items from 2014


'Limitless' TV Show Heads to CBS with Producer Bradley Cooper

31 October 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS has handed out a pilot production commitment for a new TV show based on the 2011 Relativity Media film Limitless, with Bradley Cooper and Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh executive producing.

Bradley Cooper starred in the feature film Limitless as a struggling writer who takes a mysterious drug that allows him to utilize 100% of his brain's capabilities. He uses his new abilities to become a financial wizard, although it puts him in a very dangerous world. The TV show will pick up after the movie, telling the story of a man who uses this drug to become a force for good in this world.

Elementary executive producer Craig Sweeny is writing the pilot script, with Limitless feature director Neil Burger set to direct the pilot and executive produce. Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin of K/O Paper Products are also executive producing alongside Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips through »

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Bradley Cooper to produce Limitless TV sequel

31 October 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bradley Cooper is working on a television sequel to Limitless.

Written by Craig Sweeny (Elementary, Medium), the pilot has been commissioned by CBS in the Us. It will not feature Cooper in a starring role.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper will executive produce the project alongside production company partner Todd Phillips, Sweeny, Heather Kadin, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and original film co-writer Leslie Dixon.

The series will be the first television project for Cooper and Phillips's company. Neil Burger, who directed the original movie, is slated to oversee the pilot.

The plot of the Limitless pilot is thought to continue on from the film's ending, following Brian Sinclair as he is persuaded to use the power of mind-enhancing drug Nzt for good.

The big screen feature topped box office charts when it debuted in 2011, and has since made more than $160 million worldwide. »

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Bradley Cooper, Ryan Kavanaugh, Kurtzman & Orci Producing ‘Limitless’ Pilot for CBS

31 October 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bradley Cooper and Ryan Kavanaugh are reteaming to develop a TV series for CBS based on the 2011 drama “Limitless.”

CBS has given a pilot production commitment to the CBS TV Studios project, which has a raft of heavyweight producers and original feature helmer Neil Burger on tap to direct.

Craig Sweeny, an exec producer of CBS’ “Elementary,” is penning the adaptation and will exec produce with Burger, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Heather Kadin of K/O Paper Products, as well as Cooper (pictured right) and Todd Phillips from their newly formed Yet to Be Named Company banner.

Relativity chief Kavanaugh (pictured left), Tucker Tooley and Relativity Television’s Tom Forman are also exec producing. Leslie Dixon, who wrote the feature screenplay, and Scott Kroopf are co-exec producers.

Series will pick up where the film left off in telling the story of a man who uses a drug to achieve »

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Gone Girl Review

12 October 2014 10:36 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: David Fincher

Produced by: Leslie Dixon, Reese Witherspoon, Ceán Chaffin

Screenplay: Gillian Flynn

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Certificate: 18

Running Time: 149 minutes

Synopsis: Nick Dunne is accused of murdering his wife Amy when she goes missing after a burglary at the couple’s home.

I found Gone Girl rather intriguing. It is a mystery film based on Gillian Fynn’s bestselling 2012 novel of the same name. Like the novel, the film explores the complex relationship between husband-and-wife protagonists Nick (Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Pike). The crux of the novel is the disappearance of Amy Dunne and Nick’s efforts to prove that he did not murder her when he becomes a suspect. Speaking about her novel, Flynn said that she aimed to explore the dynamics of the husband-wife relationship. The story portrays the couple as perfect, but »

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Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea Push for Female-Driven Material With Pacific Standard

7 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a series of top-level meetings Reese Witherspoon had with studio executives in 2012, she grew increasingly frustrated by the answers she got to her question, ‘What are you developing for women?’”

As one might imagine, it was slim pickings. “I think it was literally one studio that had a project for a female lead over 30,” the actress recalls. “And I thought to myself, ‘I’ve got to get busy.’ ”

Busy indeed. Two years after launching Pacific Standard with Australian producer Bruna Papandrea, the company boasts two high-profile films being released within weeks of each other. First up was “Gone Girl,” based on the blockbuster Gillian Flynn novel, which debuted Oct. 3. Hitting theaters Dec. 5 is “Wild,” an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir, which stars Witherspoon as a woman seeking to reinvent herself by hiking the Pacific Coast Trail alone. The actress’s raw, fearless performance is stirring early raves and Oscar buzz. »

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Ben Affleck Reveals How Tabloid Past Helped His "Gone Girl" Performance

14 August 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Ben Affleck is using his personal experiences to perfect his performance in "Gone Girl."The actor and his onscreen wife, Rosamund Pike, are gracing the cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly as Nick and Amy Dunne, the troubled couple in the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling crime thriller.In the pic, the pair is posing on their wedding day, with the blushing bride all smiles as her husband looks nervous and mysterious. The "Batman v. Superman" star opened up about preparing for the role, saying, "It wasn't something I had to do a lot of research for."  "I knew what it was like to have the tabloid world paying attention to me and ascribing negative motivations to whatever I might be engaging in," he told the mag (referring to his very public relationship with Jennifer Lopez). "I knew what it was like to be cast in a »

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Mrs Doubtfire Set To Return

17 April 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s beginning to look like some anonymous Hollywood executive – in a misguided attempt at ingenuity – may have sent an email around the town saying, ‘Hey you guys! Remember the 90s? Let’s do that again!” With Jurassic Park, Point Break, Dumb And Dumber among stories now being revisited, it was only a matter of time before Mrs Doubtfire appeared in the creative crosshairs again.

On its release in 1993, Mrs Doubtfire raked in over $441 million in international box office, on a budget of just $25 million, and added Golden Globes to its trophy cabinet to boot. Based on Anne Fine’s novel ‘Alias Mrs Doubtfire’, the film adaptation was penned by Leslie Dixon and Randi Mayer Singer, and gave Robin Williams the perfect showcase for his chaotic kind of comedy. Starring as Daniel Hillard – a father facing divorce – Williams portrayed a man so desperate to maintain contact with his beloved children »

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Gone Girl trailer: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike in David Fincher thriller

14 April 2014 4:25 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Fincher: Gone Girl director's career in trailers

Gone Girl, the big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel, has premiered its first trailer.

David Fincher's film stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as Nick and Amy Dunne, whose marriage is rocked when the latter disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary.

The teaser is soundtracked by a chilling cover of Charles Aznavour's 'She' from Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler.

Flynn, who previously described Fincher as her "all-time favourite director", has written the script for the movie. Reese Witherspoon is producing the thriller alongside Bruna Papandrea and Leslie Dixon.

The film version will deviate from the alternating chapters of the book - Nick and Amy takes turns narrating in the first person - and also feature a reworked ending.

"Ben was so shocked by it," Flynn said of the revised third act. "He would say, 'This is a whole new third act! »

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Gone Girl poster - first look at Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike thriller

14 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gone Girl has released its first poster exclusively through Digital Spy.

Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike lead the cast of the film as Nick and Amy Dunne, whose marriage is rocked after the latter disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher is behind the camera for the dark thriller, which is based on the best-selling novel from Gillian Flynn.

Flynn, who previously described Fincher as her "all-time favourite director", has written the script for the movie. Reese Witherspoon is producing the thriller alongside Bruna Papandrea and Leslie Dixon.

The film version will deviate from the alternating chapters of the book - Nick and Amy takes turns narrating in the first person - and also feature a reworked ending.

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Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Emily Ratajkowski feature among the supporting cast for Gone Girl. »

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'The Birds' Remake Gets Director Diederik Van Rooijen

28 February 2014 8:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After languishing in development for years, Universal Pictures and Platinum Dunes are finally moving forward on their remake of The Birds, bringing aboard director Diederik Van Rooijen.

The 1963 original classic The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, centered on a socialite who moves from San Francisco to a small town in Northern California, which comes under attack by a number of different bird species. Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Rod Taylor and Suzanne Pleshette starred in the thriller.

The script has been worked on by a number of writers, including Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White and Leslie Dixon, although it isn't known which draft is being used.

Michael Bay is producing alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form, and Mandalay Films' Peter Guber and David Zelonalso. No production schedule was given.

Diederik Van Rooijen is best known for directing foreign films such as Taped, Daylight, »

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #66. David Fincher’s Gone Girl

26 February 2014 4:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Gone Girl

Director: David Fincher

Writer: Gillian Flynn

Producers: Leslie Dixon, Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon

U.S. Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Cast: Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Tyler Perry, Patrick Fugit, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Scoot McNairy, Sela Ward, Kim Dickens, Emily Ratajkowski, Casey Wilson, Boyd Holbrook

Our interest might have spiked at the idea of a Zodiac-like connection of vanishing folks, but the inclusion of Ben Affleck, Scoot McNairy and odd supporting cast fittings means our interest has spiked for good. Add regulars in dp Jeff Cronenweth along with composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to the package and we’ve got premium item. Count on David Fincher to deliver solid studio fare once again with this official 10th feature film (excluding docs).

Gist: Based on the novel, this is about a woman mysteriously disappears on the day of her wedding anniversary.

Release Date: Fox »

- Eric Lavallee

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