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The first trailer for “The World Made Straight” has landed, and it has some surprises for anyone who hasn’t been tracking the film. We also think it promises great soundtrack elements for those of you in love with bluegrass music. (Folk singer-songwriter Steve Earle, who most recently contributed music to an episode of “True Detective,” appears on-screen in the film and sings the opening song in the trailer.) Set in Appalachia and based on the novel by Ron Rash, the film follows a troubled young man trying to escape his hometown’s long history of violence, which dates back to a Civil War massacre. The surprises we’re talking about come mainly in the form of casting. That thin, bearded guy with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth and a pistol in his hand—can you place the face? Yes, you guessed correctly, and don’t worry, it took us a moment, »
- Zach Hollwedel
Just three months after Millennium Entertainment acquired the dramatic thriller The World Made Straight, the studio has released the first trailer.
In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, young and rebellious Travis Shelton (Jeremy Irvine) finds himself ensnared in the violence of the past and the subtle evils of the present. Based on the novel by Ron Rash, The World Made Straight also stars Noah Wyle, Minka Kelly and Haley Joel Osment.
In addition, we also have a new poster for director David Burris' adaptation, which debuts on iTunes and in theaters on January 9, 2015. Check out the latest footage and the one-sheet below.
The World Made Straight comes to theaters January 9th, 2015 and stars Adelaide Clemens, Minka Kelly, Haley Joel Osment, Jeremy Irvine, Noah Wyle, Robin Mullins, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Steve Earle. The film is directed by David Burris. »
We have an exclusive poster to debut today for director David Burris’ adaptation of the Ron Rash novel The World Made Straight. The film takes place in a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre and stars Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) as a young man who finds himself caught between the violence of the past and the evils of the present. Fallen Skies star and E.R. alum Noah Wyle also stars in the film alongside Haley Joel Osment, Minka Kelly, Adelaide Clements, and Steve Earle, and this poster hints at the dangerous nature of the Appalachian community that affects the ensemble. Check out the World Made Straight poster after the jump. The dramatic thriller opens in theaters and VOD on January 9, 2015. Here’s a synopsis for The World Made Straight: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, »
- Adam Chitwood
Faith Hill, last seen on the big screen in 2004's remake of Stepford Wives, is starring in Dixieland, described by Deadline.com as an indie crime drama.
Related: Tim McGraw Talks Confusing Clooney Movie
Hill will star as the mother of a young man, played by Chris Zylka (The Leftovers), who is newly released from prison and falls for the troubled girl next door, played by Riley Keough, whose previous films include Magic Mike and Runaways. Keough is the daughter of singer Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter of Elvis Presley. »
"The Other Guys" stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are confirmed to be re-teaming for the comedy "Daddy’s Home" at Paramount, Red Granite Pictures and Gary Sanchez. Sean Anders directs from a script by Brian Burns.
Ferrell plays a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children. Complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. [Source: Deadline]
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ella Purnell ("Maleficent") and Asa Butterfield ("Ender's Game") are in negotiations to join Eva Green in Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at 20th Century Fox. Filming aims to begin early next year.
Based on the Ransom Riggs novel, the story follows a teenager who finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Ahead of her stop at the 48th Annual Country Music Awards tonight in Nashville, country music superstar Faith Hill has completed filming on indie crime drama Dixieland. This marks the “Breathe” singer’s second film after 2004’s Stepford Wives, in which she made her big screen debut opposite Nicole Kidman.
The Leftovers‘ Chris Zylka stars in the Mississippi-set Dixieland as a young man, newly released from prison, who falls for the troubled girl next door and takes a big risk to give them a shot at a better life. Hill plays the mother he moves back home with, starring alongside Riley Keough, the Magic Mike and Runaways actress whose grandfather was the legendary Elvis Presley. Breaking Bad‘s Rj Mitte, Spencer Lofranco (Jamesy Boy), Brad Carter (True Detective), Steve Earle (Treme), and WWE wrestling icon Mick Foley round out the cast.
Hollywood’s been trying to turn the multi-Grammy »
- Jen Yamato
When Dave Grohl first met country rock artist Zac Brown, he told him his idea to visit select cities around the country and record a song after spending a week in each location. Brown was immediately on board and even offered a suggestion.
"I was telling him about Southern Ground studios in Nashville, and he was just super stoked to come in because of all the history," the Nashville-via-Atlanta musician tells Rolling Stone. "I told him we'd love to host him there."
On Friday night's episode of Sonic Highways, which »
Spoiler alert: In the Oct. 14 episode of Sons of Anarchy, "Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em," Leland (Brad Carter) and the Aryan Brotherhood made a return appearance to have a fistfight with Samcro, view the corpses of the ambushed East Dub crew, and taste-test the Mayan heroin that Tully (Marilyn Manson) is going to now distribute in Stockton under Jax's (Charlie Hunnam) new plan. Viewers may recognize the Texas-born, Georgia-raised Carter, who'd auditioned to play an Irish biker on Sons years ago, from HBO's True Detective—he played Ab inmate Charlie Lange. "Fortunately and unfortunately, these kind of characters seem to be in my wheelhouse. »
- Mandi Bierly
Hey y'all, listen up: tickets for Stagecoach Music Festival go on sale tomorrow! Stagecoach is the other - and for country fans, ultimate - music festival to take place in Indio, CA, typically the weekend following Coachella. (Check out photos from this year's Stagecoach here.) The 2015 lineup was announced last week, and it features badass country couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert as headliners Saturday and Sunday, respectively; a throwback to 2012 when they also had back-to-back performances at the desert fest. Country dreamboat - who has aged like a fine wine - Tim McGraw kicks off the weekend as Friday's headliner. Other performers include Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Kip Moore, The Band Perry, Sara Evans, and Justin Moore, along with a plethora of other legends (including Zz Top, Merle Haggard, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers of "Bad to the Bone" fame) and breakout stars like Maddie & Tae. True Detective »
Thor is going country.
TheWrap reports that Chris Hemsworth will produce and star in the movie based on Steve Earle's book, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive. The 2011 novel by the Grammy-winning country star tells a fictional tale of Toby "Doc" Ebersole, the physician accused of giving Hank Williams a fatal dose of morphine. Ten years after the country music pioneer's death, his doctor is without a license and is supporting his own morphine habit by performing illegal abortions. Feeding his addiction further, Ebersole is haunted by Williams' ghost. »
Chris Hemsworth to star in I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive; The Martian casts its female lead; Aubrey Plaza is voicing Grumpy Cat; Martin Campbell may direct Hunter Killer; and Liam Neeson eyes Tell No One.
I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive tells the tale of Toby “Doc ...
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- Anthony Taormina
The Public Theater’s thrilling production of the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim disco musical Here Lies Love—and its remarkable concept album featuring everyone from Florence Welch to Steve Earle to Cyndi Lauper—didn’t seem like they could get any more boogie-down. But the immersive disco musical about the rise and fall of Philippines power couple Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos (which earned an ‘A’ grade in its initial review by senior writer Kyle Anderson last year) is now issuing a remix album featuring these artists and more —including Tori Amos, Sia, and St. Vincent.
All proceeds from the album »
- Jason Clark
(Cbr) While his "Thor" co-star is gearing up to play country singer Hank Williams in the near future, Chris Hemsworth is backing a decidedly different take on the music legend. TheWrap reports the actor has signed on to produce and star in "I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive," based on the 2011 novel by singer Steve Earle. The story follows a fictionalized version of the “doctor” who contributed to Williams’ untimely death in 1953. Ten years later, the now morphine-addicted Toby “Doc” Ebersole is haunted by the country crooner’s ghost, who picks away at his conscience. While the producer role marks a new step in Hemsworth’s career, he’s not going into uncharted territory alone. "I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive" will be helmed by first-time writer-director Benjamin Grayson, who served as Kenneth Branagh’s assistant on "Thor." And as the project comes together, »
- Kiel Phegley, Comic Book Resources
Certain aspects of Hank Williams' life have caught the eyes of two brothers from the world of Asgard. Tom Hiddleston (Loki) is set to play Hank Williams in a biopic called I Saw the Light. Now Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is set to star in and produce a movie that revolves around the life of Williams' doctor, Doc Ebersole. The country singer must be popular is Asgard.
The movie is based on the novel by Steve Earle called I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive, and Benjamin Grayson will make his directorial debut with the indie film from a script that he wrote. Grayson was an assistant to Kenneth Branagh on the Thor production.
The story follows Toby “Doc” Ebersole, "who's haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams following his involvement in the country singer's mysterious death in 1953."
The title of the book and movie were taken from a 1952 song Williams co-wrote, »
- Joey Paur
The Tom Hiddleston-starring Hank Williams biopic "I Saw The Light" is coming up, but it won't be the only movie revolving around the country legend. Loki's foil Thor, aka Chris Hemsworth, will produce and star in "I'll Never Get Out Of The World Alive," based on the novel by rocker Steve Earle. It's the fictional story of "Toby 'Doc' Ebersole, who's haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams following his involvement in the country singer's mysterious death in 1953. After his medical license is revoked, the story picks up 10 years later in the red-light district of San Antonio, Texas, where Doc supports his morphine habit by performing illegal medical procedures. Hank's ghost serves a demented Jiminy Cricket, visiting Doc often whether he's wanted or not." Benjamin Grayson will make his directorial debut on the movie, named after Williams' famous final single. [The Wrap] The "Underworld" franchise is being rebooted, and so instead of a. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
• Chris Hemsworth has optioned the film rights to Steve Earle’s novel I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, which he will star in. Benjamin Grayson adapted the novel for the screen, and will be making his directional debut with the indie. The story follows Toby “Doc” Ebersole, who is haunted by Hank Williams’ ghost after his hand in the country singer’s death in 1953. Doc subsequently has his medical license revoked. Ten years later, now in the red-light district of San Antonio, Texas, Doc performs illegal medical procedures in order to purchase morphine, while still experiencing visits from Williams. »
- C. Molly Smith
Bizarre as it may sound, Thor co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are both now attached to projects involving country music legend Hank Williams. The latter, who plays the villainous Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is actually playing the singer-songwriter in an upcoming biopic called I Saw The Light, and now news has come that the former, the God of Thunder himself, will be seeing hallucinations of the great cowboy crooner in his newest project. News is coming from The Wrap that Chris Hemsworth has optioned the film rights to the Steve Earle novel I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, and has plans to both produce a movie adaptation and star in the lead role. An indie-budgeted project that will be written and directed by first-time filmmaker Benjamin Grayson, the book tells the story of Toby .Doc. Ebersole, a morphine-addicted physician who was involved in the death »
In a move that could generate some inspired cross-cinematic synergy, Thor star Chris Hemsworth is attached to produce and headline the drama I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive. Based on the debut novel from actor and musician Steve Earle (The Wire), the film is about Doc Ebersole, a man struggling with his own demons many years after he was travelling with country star Hank Williams and the singer died.
Ebersole may have been the one to give Williams that fatal morphine dose, as the protagonist is also an addict who lost his medical license and lives in San Antonio’s red-light district. There, he performs some illegal abortions and other operations, and befriends Mexican immigrant Graciela, who has the power to heal others with the touch of her hand.
Ironically, there is currently a Hank Williams biopic in the works entitled I Saw the Light, where the »
- Jordan Adler
We already know Tom Hiddleston is bringing county western singer Hank Williams to life in the biopic I Saw the Light, and we've even seen him belt out one of his trademark tunes at a music festival in Michigan. But there's another, odd indie movie developing with ties to the singer as well. The film is called I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive, and The Wrap reports Thor star Chris Hemsworth will star in and produce it, based on Steve Earle's novel of the same name. The story follows Toby “Doc” Ebersole, haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams after being involved in the country singer's mysterious death back in 1953. The man ends up getting his medical license revoked, and we flash forward 10 years where he's ended up in the red-light district of San Antonio, Texas, feeding a bad morphine habit by performing illegal medical procedures. Throughout his life, »
- Ethan Anderton
The novel tells the fictitious tale of Toby "Doc" Ebersole, who is haunted by the ghost of country music legend Hank Williams, after he was involved in the singer's death in 1953, which lead to his medical license being revoked. The story picks up 10 years later in the red light district of San Antonio, Texas, where Toby supports his morphine habit by performing illegal medical procedures, while still being visited by Hank's ghost. The project's title is spawned from a 1952 song that Hank Williams co-wrote, which was the last single to be released while he was alive.
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