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Mark Wahlberg, Director Peter Berg in Talks for Action Movie ‘Mile 22’ at Stx

2 July 2015 2:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg are in negotiations with Stx Entertainment for the action movie “Mile 22.”

The film would mark the third collaboration between Berg and Wahlberg, who also teamed on “Lone Survivor” and the upcoming “Deepwater Horizon.”

Berg will direct from a script written by Graham Roland. The film follows a CIA agent stationed in Indonesia who has to transport an informant from a city to a getaway plane at an airport 22 miles away.

Year-old Stx, headed by Robert Simonds, has been aggressively seeking to fill the vacuum in mid-price films. Its first release “The Gift,” starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Joel Edgerton, opens August 7, followed by “The Secret in Their Eyes,” starring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor, on Oct. 23.

Martial arts champion Ronda Rousey and “The Raid” star Iko Uwais have also been cast in “Mile 22.”

Wahlberg and Berg are repped by Wme. »

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Aussies and Kiwis invited to join AMPAS

30 June 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Four Australians and three Kiwis have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A record 322 screen practitioners from the Us and around the world have been invited to join the organisation. The previous high was 276 in 2013.

The Down Under contingent comprises visual effects wizards Tim Crosbie and Daniel Barrett, producers Bruna Papandrea and Rebecca Yeldham, sound mixers David Lee and Jason Canovas and writer-director Niki Caro.

Despite the Academy.s efforts to diversify its membership, out of the 25 actors invited to join only seven are women.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, .It.s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry. This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization..

This year Crosbie was nominated for an »

- Don Groves

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Aussies invited to join AMPAS

30 June 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Three Australians and one Kiwi have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A record 322 screen practitioners from the Us and around the world have been invited to join the organisation. The previous high was 276 in 2013.

The Down Under contingent comprises visual effects wizard Tim Crosbie, producers Bruna Papandrea and Rebecca Yeldham and writer-director Niki Caro.

Despite the Academy.s efforts to diversify its membership, out of the 25 actors invited to join only seven are women.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, .It.s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry. This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization..

This year Crosbie was nominated for an Oscar for best achievement in visual effects for X-Men: Days of Future Past, »

- Don Groves

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'Straight Outta Compton', 'Transporter Refueled', 'Paper Towns' & More In Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

23 June 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

One of my more anticipated films left to come out this summer received its MPAA rating today in the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton getting an obvious R-rating. In fact, today's bulletin has a couple note-worthy R-ratings including the Kathryn Bigelow-backed doc Cartel Land and Joel Edgerton's directorial debut The Gift. Obviously the PG-13 films are well represented as well. First we have the latest John Green adaptation, Paper Towns, then the non-Jason Statham Transporter movie The Transporter Refueled and, finally, the direct-to-video release Tremors 5: Bloodlines. Get the complete bulletin below. 10 Cent Pistol Rated R For violence, language throughout, some sexual references and drug use. Note: The "R" Rating For "10 Cent Pistol" (C.A.R.A. Certificate No. 49811, Bulletin No. 2373 5/6/15) Has Been Surrendered. This Film Is Unrated As Of 6/19/15. Cartel Land Rated R For violent disturbing images, language, drug content and brief sexual material. Release Date: »

- Brad Brevet

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The Gift Trailer Stalks Online

14 June 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Alongside his healthy career in front of the camera, Joel Edgerton has been a writer and producer for a while now, helping the likes of David Michôd get movies made. Now he’s taking on the director’s chair for the first time, bringing us a stalker drama called The Gift.  Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall star as Simon and Robyn, a successful married couple with a nice house and happy life that is proceeding as they planned it. But then comes a chance encounter with Simon’s high school acquaintance, Gordo (Edgerton), whom Simon initially doesn’t recognize – or seemingly doesn’t want to – but who soon starts trying to ingratiate himself into their world. But even as the couple decide he’s just a little too off to keep visiting them, things start to take an even darker turn, and the truth of what occurred between Simon and Gordo 20 years ago leaks out. »

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Trailer: The Gift

12 June 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

Are bygones ever really bygones?

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognise Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?

From the producer of Whiplash and The PurgeJason Blum – comes a chilling psychological thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of acclaimed actor and writer Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior). »

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'Jane Got A Gun' gets UK release date

11 June 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lionsgate has set a UK date for Jane Got A Gun, the long-gestating Western starring Natalie Portman that made headlines over the comings and goings of director and stars.

The film will now open theatrically on September 4 across the UK.

Portman plays the titular Jane, a young mother living in a secluded ranch on the vast New Mexico prairie.

When her family’s life is threatened by a conniving gang of outlaws led by the nefarious John Bishop (Ewan McGregor), Jane is forced to seek help from her former fiancé (Joel Edgerton), now a gunslinger.  

Sequestered at her ranch with a limited stockpile of weapons and supplies, they await the epic showdown with the Bishops, whilst a tense romantic triangle unfolds inside.

Gavin O’Connor directs the Western after replacing the UK’s Lynne Ramsay, who walked out on the first day of shooting.

The film had previously been set to star, at various »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Trailer: Black Mass

11 June 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

An unholy alliance between the FBI and an Irish mobster spirals out of control.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. Black Mass tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiralled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Whitey’s brother, Billy Bulger, a Massachusetts State Senator; Jesse Plemons as Whitey’s longtime partner in crime, Kevin Weeks; Dakota Johnson as Lindsey Cyr, Whitey’s former girlfriend and mother of his only child; Rory Cochrane as Steve Flemmi, another member of the Irish mob; Julianne Nicholson as John Connolly’s wife, Marianne; and Adam Scott as FBI Agent Robert Fitzpatrick. »

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New Poster For Johnny Depp's Black Mass

9 June 2015 4:06 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Not content with upsetting Australia with his dangerous animals – no mean feat in a country where even the ladybirds can kill you – Johnny Depp has taken to whacking mooks on waterside locales. As least he is this new poster for Whitey Bulger thriller Black Mass. Not in real life. We cannot stress that enough. The film sees Depp take on the slick, slippery guise of the notorious gangster-turned-informant. A menacing figure in the Boston criminal underground, Bulger masterminded a violent gang in Boston while also reportedly turning federal informant to take down rivals. It seemed to be working out well – particularly with corrupt FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) helping to smooth things – but when the Bureau began making arrests, agents double-crossed Bulger and prosecuted him as well.Bulger fled in 1994 and was captured in 2011 in California. Cumberbatch will be Senator William ”Billy” Bulger, a career politician who claimed when »

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American Black Film Fest Chief Says Hollywood Whitewashing Is About Selling Tickets (Video)

8 June 2015 5:08 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The founder of the American Black Film Festival is speaking out about Hollywood’s longstanding trend of whitewashing historically ethnic parts in movies. Specifically citing December’s controversial Ridley Scott film “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” in which Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton played biblical figures Moses and Ramses while non-white actors played slaves and servants, Abff founder Jeff Friday says he understands both the outrage and the decision to cast those stars. “I see both sides of that. If you want to tell a true story, they should not have been all white actors,” Friday said on radio personality Sway’s SirusXM show on Monday. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Check out the poster for Black Mass

8 June 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

The poster for Johnny Depp’s Black Mass film has arrived. Based on the true life story of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, Depp plays one of the most notorious gangsters in U. »

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New Black Mass Poster: Johnny Depp Is Whitey Bulger

8 June 2015 12:08 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A new Black Mass poster has just been released by the folks over at Warner Bros. The film, which already has some awards buzz for it, particularly for lead actor Johnny Depp, will be released towards the tail end of the year on November 13th.

Depp plays the character of mobster turned whistle blower Bulger in a film that boasts quite the cast. Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton and Rory Cochrane also star.

Check out the brand new poster for the film below, followed by the lengthy synopsis as released by the studio. Remind yourselves of the trailer for the film here.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob.  Black Mass tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, »

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Poster for Black Mass starring Johnny Depp

8 June 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the first two trailers [watch them here and here], a new poster has arrived online for Black Mass, director Scott Cooper’s (Out of the Furnace) upcoming crime thriller starring Johnny Depp as Boston mobster Whitey Bulger

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

Black Mass is set for release on September 18th in the States and on November 13th in the UK, with a cast that includes Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness), Kevin Bacon (The Following), Adam Scott (Parks »

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New 'Star Wars' Anthology Rumors Include Favreau, Vaughn, Solo, Obi-Wan & Yoda

3 June 2015 7:35 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It seems the closer we get to the release of the first movie in the new era of Star Wars films, the more begins to float downstream. Whether it's the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, its sequels or one of the Star Wars: Anthology films (stories that take place within the Star Wars universe), there is always some measure of speculation to discuss. To that point, the website Schmoes Know has dropped a few fascinating rumors about two of the Anthology titles and other potential projects. A second film in the Anthology series for 2018 has previously been reported to focus in on villainous bounty hunter Boba Fett. Chronicle director Josh Trank had been attached to direct, but left the role last month. Schmoes Know provides speculation for both the plot of the upcoming film and who might fill the empty position. According to their source, »

- Cory Woodroof

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Stx Entertainment eyes 'Uglydoll' franchise

28 May 2015 2:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Robert Simonds’ aspiring studio, still more than two months away from releasing its first film, has made another grand move and launched a family and animation division.

The new unit will be geared towards multi-media, multi-platform family franchises and to this end Stx Entertainment has signed a deal with Pretty Ugly and its toy brand Uglydoll.

Stx anticipates a full-scale animated feature based on the toy and will produce alongside co-producers Gigi Pritzker – an investor in Stx – and OddLot.

David Horvath, who co-created Uglydoll with Sun-Min Kim and Pretty Ugly managing partner Drew Matilsky back in 2001, will serve as executive producers.

Stx Entertainment chairman of the motion picture group Adam Fogelson and Matilsky announced the deal on Thursday and said they planned to explore future projects together.

The first feature that Stx plans to release is Blumhouse psychological thriller The Gift directed by and starring Joel Edgerton on August 7, followed by crime thriller Secret In Their Eyes starring »

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Stx Entertainment Plans Uglydoll Film, Launches Family Division (Exclusive)

28 May 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stx Entertainment will launch a family and animation division aimed at creating entertainment for film, television and digital platforms, Variety has learned.

The studio’s first project will be an animated feature based on popular toy line Uglydoll. It plans to explore future projects with Pretty Ugly LLC, the toy company behind the cuddly critters, in gaming, television and other arenas.

The toys subvert the idea of ugly by turning the adjective into a positive, and include distinct and unconventionally cute characters such as Wage, Babo, Ice-Bat and Wedgehead. Uglydoll was created in 2001 after David Horvath signed a letter to his college sweetheart, Sun-Min Kim, with a drawing of an oddly proportioned monster. Partnering with co-creator Drew Matilsky, the couple built the characters into an award winning line of children’s products.

“We created Uglydoll on the premise that real beauty is found in the little twists and turns that make us who we are, »

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Johnny Depp is teaching lessons in new trailer for ‘Black Mass’

26 May 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Johnny Depp can still act? It appears so after this new trailer for the upcoming Black Mass.

A new trailer for Depp’s latest film debuted on Sunday and displayed that the actor could be in for an acting renaissance after this performance that could land him in awards season for once. The film also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, and Corey Stoll.

The first trailer gave us an idea of what to expect, but this one digs more into the plot.

Directed by Scott Cooper, the new trailer dives into the psyche of mobster Whitey Bulger (Depp) as he goes about his business — and dishes out life lessons. It also gives us a glimpse at the big cast, which features a host of large names, making this a must see later this year.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In 1970s South Boston, FBI »

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New trailer for Black Mass with Johnny Depp

25 May 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

For years now, Johnny Depp has being prancing around doing his one trick pony schtick. From pirates to Injuns, he's been buried deep behind a tonne of make up and prosthetics. However, as the latest trailer for Black Mass shows, Depp's acting prowess (which is hard to remember these days) is bubbling to the surface at a furious pace! Stick this into your must see list! Released: 18th September (U.S.)/ 25th September (Irl/U.K.)Synopsis: In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. »

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Johnny Depp returns to the life of crime in new Black Mass trailer

25 May 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Johnny Depp is no stranger to over-the-top costumes and makeup. Basically all of his roles require some kind of physical transformation, whether that means a giant top hat and crazy orange wig for Alice in Wonderland, or ghostly-white makeup and prosthetic blade-hands in Edward Scissorhands.

He’s at it again, transforming into real-life criminal Whitey Bulger for this year’s Black Mass. Practically unrecognizable as the Boston gangster, Depp sports ice-blue contacts and a serious bald spot. Doing double duty as both a violent criminal and an FBI informant, Depp plays Bulger at the most complicated time in his life.

Black Mass also stars Dakota Johnson as Bulger’s wife, Benedict Cumberbatch as Bulger’s state senator brother, as well as Juno Temple, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, and Corey Stoll.

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New 'Black Mass' Trailer Is Surprisingly Funny, But Does It Glorify Whitey Bulger?

25 May 2015 4:50 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The first trailer for "Black Mass" revealed the danger of sharing family recipes, and the second trailer -- released over Memorial Day weekend -- showcases Johnny Depp's Whitey Bulger making more speeches, killing more people, and charming at least one old lady.

This time, Bulger shares some not-so-wise advice for his son: "It's not what you do, it's when and where you do it, and who you do it to or with. If nobody sees it, it didn't happen." Dakota Johnson's Lindsey Cyr responds, "Jimmy, he's 6. You really think that's the best thing to be telling a kid?" Bulger's response: "Yeah."

Yeah, best to learn early not to get caught. The rest of the trailer is mostly filled with action shots, typical gangster stuff -- guns, money, club scene -- set to the song "The Devil Is a Lie" by Rick Ross featuring Jay Z, and punctuated by »

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