7 items from 2011
The story revolves around four characters - a petty thief who seeks a way out of his life after a roadside killing, and two broke sisters who team to get the bounty on a female mobster. They all collide in Las Vegas.
- Garth Franklin
As the saying goes, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" and it has served the foundation for many movies fromt the successful ("The Hangover") to the dreadful ("Saint John Of Las Vegas") and yet another is on the way. Variety reports that Kim Basinger, Heather Graham, Catherine O'Hara and Jason Patric will star in the indie flick "Fortune." Written by Nancy Fichman and Jennifer Hoppe (the duo have previously teamed on episodes of "Nurse Jackie"), the story follows "a petty thief who pledges to save his life after a roadside killing; and two financially destitute sisters who grudgingly team… »
Fortune smiles upon a handful of actors who appear to be joining director Clark Johnson.s dark indie comedy, Fortune. Kim Basinger, Heather Graham, Catherine O'Hara and Jason Patric are in .final negotiations,. according to Variety, to headline Johnson.s Las Vegas-set film, which finds a small-time thief and two broke sisters whose fates collide in the superficial gambling Mecca. Fortune will work off of a screenplay by Nancy Fichman and Jennifer Hoppe. Production reportedly will begin later this summer in Canada. Attaching Johnson seems to suggest that Fortune will have more action than conversation. A longtime character actor (who was so brilliant on The Wire), Johnson helmed two feature films in S.W.A.T. and The Sentinel, as well as multiple episodes of crime-based television series as The Shield, NYPD Blue and Homicide: Life on the Street. Will he bring those sensibilities to Fortune, or will this be »
The story centers around a second-rate thief who tries to turn his life around, and two financially-desperate sisters who are trying to track down a female mafia kingpin for the bounty on her head. All four characters collide in Las Vegas, with brutal results.
Clark Johnson (S.W.A.T.) will direct from a screenplay by Nancy Fichman and Jennifer Hoppe. Jack Nasser and Joseph Nasser will produce and finance the picture through their Nasser Group North company.
Production is scheduled to start on August 29 in Canada. »
Clark Johnson, best known as the director of S.W.A.T. , is planning a dark comedy called Fortune and Variety has a first look at the likely cast. According to their report, the film should star Kim Basinger, Heather Graham, Catherine O'Hara and Jason Patric. With a script from Nancy Fichman and Jennifer Hoppe ("Nurse Jackie"), Fortune deals with a thief and a pair of bounty hunter sisters whose paths cross in Las Vegas. Johnson was originally going to direct the upcoming Halle Berry/Great White Shark action-thriller Dark Tide , but the project ended up going to John Stockwell instead. »
As soon as we thought we could predict the outcome of the Oscars, here comes another surprise! This one's brought to you by the Writers Guild of America. Picked for Best Original Screenplay was Christopher Nolan's "Inception." The director, famously dissed for not getting a Best Director Oscar nomination, may just win the Best Original Screenplay come Oscar night. Oscar front-runner, "The King's Speech" was not nominated because it didn't quality under union rules which prompted Nolan to say during his WGA acceptance award that he looked forward to a time when he could accept the award "without qualification."
That could be the beginning of a great script Mr. Nolan, go write it :happy
For adapted screenplay, I'm happy to report that Aaron Sorkin's fantastic script won! Based on "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich, "The Social Network" was the only film last year that I predicted to win this very category. »
"I Love You Phillip Morris" came out of nowhere and secured a nod for the 2011 Writers Guild Awards. Based on the book by Steven McVicker, the film starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGRegor as prisoners in love received a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination.
"Phillip Morris" will be competing with awards-favorites "127 Hours" (screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy), "The Social Network" (screenplay Aaron Sorkin), "The Town" (screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard), and True Grit (screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen).
In the Original Screenplay category, critics-darlings "Black Swan" (screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin), "The Fighter" (screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson), "Inception" (Christopher Nolan), and "The Kids Are All Right" (written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg) will be competing with "Please Give" by Nicole Holofcener. Much like "I Love You Phillip Morris," "Please Give," a family dramedy set in New York, »
7 items from 2011
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