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Chris Hemsworth is refusing to let nasty divorce rumours circulate. The “Thor” actor shut down rumours of a break up in his marriage with wife Elsa Pataky by taking to Instagram for a humorous post about their supposedly troubled marriage. Related: Chris Hemsworth And Idris Elba Crash Tom Hiddleston’s TV Choice Award Acceptance Speech “Looking […] »
- Sylvia Ogweng
Brian d'Arcy James has been cast in the Aaron Sorkin directorial debut pic Molly's Game, starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. Sorkin penned the film adaptation of Molly Bloom's memoir, which is about a world class skier on the verge of making the Olympic team when an injury ended her career. In an effort to find out what to do with her life she starts working as an assistant for a man who runs underground poker games for celebrities. This was one of the big titles at… »
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
– Momentum Pictures has acquired North American rights to the Western thriller “Brimstone.” The film, which first premiered in September at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, is written and directed by Martin Koolhoven. It stars Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harrington, Carice van Houten and Emilia Jones. The film “tells the story of a frontier woman turn fugitive when she is wrongly accused of a crime she didn’t commit and is hunted by a vengeful preacher.”
Momentum Pictures will be releasing the film in theaters and on VOD in March 2017.
- Kate Erbland
Next month, Netflix has a wide variety of films — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar winners to romantic comedies — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch once they’re made available on the streaming service. Enjoy.
1. “Under the Sun” (available November 11)
Directed by Vitaly Manski, the documentary follows a year in the life of a family in Pyongyang, North Korea as their eight-year-old daughter, Zin-mi, prepares to join the Korean Children’s Union on the Day of the Shining Star.
2. “The Ivory Game” (available November 14)
Directed by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the documentary sheds a light on the seedy underbelly of elephant poaching in Africa and black market ivory trading in China.
3. “Just Friends” (available November 14)
On a lighter note, who »
- Liz Calvario
Finding Dory is full of familiar voices. There's Ellen DeGeneres, reprising her role as Dory, the energetic and forgetful Pacific regal blue tang. There's Ed O'Neill, making his debut as a surly septopus named Hank. Albert Brooks, Ty Burrell, Idris Elba, Bill Hader, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Kate McKinnon, Kaitlin Olson, Bob Peterson, Hayden Rolence and Dominic West also lend their voice talents to the sequel. And then there's three-time Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver, whose disembodied voice welcomes visitors to the Marine Life Institute in Morro Bay, Calif. Weaver's recording is a running joke in the Disney•Pixar film, as the animals have all come to consider Weaver a friend. If »
The film is a layered and gripping drama, which takes a fresh look at the vibrant and compelling life of residents in contemporary London – destination capital of the world. Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Jim O’Hanlon directs.
100 Streets border and intersect the film’s setting in contemporary London. Chelsea squares back onto high-rise estates, riverside opulence contrasts the day to day grind. It’s in these streets that our cast of characters face major choices and change in their separate lives, as they negotiate their often inter-weaving existences.
The cast’s interconnecting stories paint a picture of a society where you are often loneliest within a crowd. As tension mounts, relationships are strained, loyalties are tested and violence erupts. Yet the underlying message of the film is »
- Paul Heath
The film is already set to star Jessica Chastain as the titular Molly Bloom, an Olympic would-be who finds her way into a high-stakes, underground poker game, eventually becoming the target of an FBI investigation.
Read More: Kevin Costner’s 7 Best Performances
Coming off 2015’s “McFarland, USA” and “Criminal” from earlier this year, Costner is also expected in the upcoming “Hidden Figures” as Al Harrison, opposite Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe.
Read more about this at The Hollywood Reporter.
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- Mark Burger
Plus: Nato announces Q3 average Us ticket price; Samuel Goldwyn picks up 100 Streets; and more…
The festival, which runs from March 10-17, will feature approximately 700 sessions and keynote speakers who besides Edwards include Everest photographer Cory Richards and Transparent creator Jill Soloway.
Panel sessions will cover topics such as innovation in the digital health age and the role of the government in disruption. Click here for further details.
The average cost of a ticket in the Us in the third quarter reached $8.51, the National Association Of Theatre Owners announced on Tuesday. The price marks a 2.5% drop on the second quarter and a 3/1% year-on-year hike.Uri Singer’s Bb Film Productions has optioned rights to Don DeLillo’s novel White Noise and has set Michael Almereyda to adapt the screenplay about a professor of Hitler studies »
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Mulan: We've been hearing about Disney's plans for a new live-action Mulan and now comes word that a rival project at Sony has snagged a director. A previous report suggested Sony was searching for an Asian director; instead, Alex Graves, a TV veteran whose credits include Game of Thrones, will helm Sony's version, which has been scripted by Jason Keller (Mirror Mirror, Escape Plan). Both movies are based on the Chinese legend about a young female warrior, which was adapted by Disney into an animated hit back in 1998 (above). [Deadline] Molly's Game: Kevin Costner (Criminal, above) is in talks to join Molly's Game. Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba are already set to star; if things work out, Costner would portray the father of Chastain's...
- Peter Martin
Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up USA rights to the British drama “A Hundred Streets” (“100 Streets”), an ensemble feature that stars Idris Elba (who is also a producer on the film). Jim O’Hanlon directed it from a script penned by Leon F.… Continue Reading → »
Idris Elba‘s “100 Streets” has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films, the company announced Tuesday. Previously known as “A Hundred Streets,” the drama explores the interconnecting stories of a former rugby star (Elba) and his wife (Gemma Arterton), a small time drug dealer (Franz Drameh) and a photographer (Tom Cullen) in London. “Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton are at the top of their game along with the rest of the cast in this deep and moving film,” said president of Samuel Goldwyn Films, Peter Goldwyn. “We’re pleased to release ‘100 Streets’ in January to the widest audience possible.” Also Read: Idris Elba Will. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
The film, which premiered in June at the Los Angeles Film Festival, explores the interconnecting stories of a range of city dwellers in London. Key characters include Elba as a former rugby star; his wife, played by Arterton; a small-time drug dealer (Franz Drameh); and a photographer (Tom Cullen).
Producers are Elba, Butler, Pippa Cross, and Ros Hubbard. Executive produces are John Caudwell, Xavier Alcan, Thomas R. Atherton, Justin Bache, Janette Day, Mark Denney, Natasha Dwyer, and Joe Hutchinson.
- Dave McNary
Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up U.S. rights to 100 Streets, starring Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton. Irish filmmaker Jim O'Hanlon directs the film from a script written by Leon Butler. Story follows the lives and interconnecting stories of a range of city dwellers including former rugby star (Elba) and his wife (Arterton), a small-time drug dealer, played by Franz Drameh, and a photographer, played by Tom Cullen, as they fight to keep their lives on track in… »
The Take, 2016.
Directed by James Watkins
Michael Mason, an American conman in Paris, is embroiled in a terrorist plot which leads him into the path of hard-edged CIA officer Sean Briar…
On the evidence of movies such as The Take, formerly released as Bastille Day (presumably before DVD marketers decided people wouldn’t know what ‘bastille’ meant), Idris Elba could be in serious danger of suffering a Liam Neeson-esque syndrome of action man fatigue. Jason Watkins’ action thriller (although there’s precious little of the latter) puts Elba in the kind of role he’s made his name on – John Luther from the BBC drama, basically, just repackaged and reheated with a far less interesting script, direction and concept. Here he’s Sean Briar, a CIA case officer stationed in Paris who is gruff, tough, brooding, doesn’t play by the ruleszzzzzz… »
- Tony Black
Academy Award winner Kevin Costner is in talks to join the cast of Molly’s Game, which will be the directorial debut of Academy Winning screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin. If the deal is made, Costner will play a supporting role alongside leads Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, and co-star Michael Cera, adding to what is surely one of the most impressive cast-lists of films currently on the horizon.
Molly’s Game – for which Aaron Sorkin has also written the screenplay – is based upon the memoir of Molly Bloom. This young woman was an Olympic-level skier who became a legend in the world of underground poker games, by running one of the world’s most exclusive high stakes poker games for ten years. She was ultimately arrested by 17 armed FBI agents during the night, because she was unaware of the fact that her game had attracted players that included the Russian mafia. »
- Sarah Myles
Hollywood Legend Kevin Costner is in talks to join the cast of Aaron Sorkin‘s directorial debut Molly’s Game, so reports Variety. Costner, who was last seen in last year’s Criminal, will join the likes of Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba in the movie if he signs on the dotted line.
The trade says that Chastain is set to play Molly Bloom who, ‘after failing to make the Olympic team, decides to take a year off before law school and get a job as a waitress in Los Angeles. Through a bizarre set of circumstances, as well as untapped entrepreneurial skills, she ends up making millions by running, for eight years, the most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the world. Her life comes crashing down when 17 FBI agents armed with automatic weapons ring her doorbell.’
They add that Costner would be up for playing Bloom’s father in the movie. »
- Paul Heath
Oct 18, 2016
Molly’s Game, the directorial debut from Oscar-winning writer and The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, already has the quite brilliant Jessica Chastain in its cast. That’s enough to sell us a ticket, to be truthful. But then they go and cast Den Of Geek favourite Kevin Costner in the movie as well. Oh, and Idris Elba is also in the cast.
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Do we have to pay triple now?
In the movie, Chastain is taking on the role of Molly Bloom, who harboured ambitions of being an Olympic skier, »
Aaron Sorkin is making his directorial debut with Chastain on board to play Molly Bloom who, after failing to make the Olympic team, decides to take a year off before law school and get a job as a waitress in Los Angeles. Through a bizarre set of circumstances, as well as untapped entrepreneurial skills, she ends up making millions by running, for eight years, the most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the world. Her life comes crashing down when 17 FBI agents armed with automatic weapons ring her doorbell.
Costner would play Bloom’s father.
The Mark Gordon Company and eOne are financing the feature.
Costner can be seen next in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures, »
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: Kevin Costner is in talks to take a seat at the table for The Mark Gordon Co’s Molly’s Game. The Jessica Chastain- and Idris Elba-starrer marks the directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin. A deal still may not make, but I’m hearing if it does, Costner would play the father of Chastain’s eponymous character. Sorkin adapted the screenplay from the memoir by Molly Bloom. The true story centers on Bloom, a young, charismatic Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most… »
Kevin Costner is in negotiations to play Jessica Chastain’s father in Molly’s Game, the directorial debut of Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Idris Elba and Michael Cera are already on board the project, which adapts Molly Bloom's memoir Molly’s Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker. Chastain is starring as the film's title character, a skier who, after her Olympic dreams are dashed, heads to Los Angeles and becomes a cocktail waitress. But she rises through the social circuit to became an organizer of underground poker games for
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