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20 items from 2015


Miles Teller on 'Insurgent' and What's in Store for 'Fantastic Four' (Exclusive)

20 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's one thing to be a part of a huge franchise, spanning several films and carrying the weight of untold box office expectations, but it's an entirely separate thing to be involved in two huge franchises. And that's the position that Miles Teller has found himself in, with the second chapter in the "Divergent" series, "Insurgent," opening this week, and a brand new reboot of Marvel's "Fantastic Four" hitting theaters later this summer. But if he's feeling the pressure, he's certainly not showing it.

I sat down with Teller in Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest Film Festival, a weeklong celebration of mostly independent films, to talk about "Insurgent," a towering behemoth of a movie whose production budget is probably equal to most of the independents screening at South by Southwest combined. (We also talked about Teller's "Whiplash," the indie movie that seduced Sundance last year and went on »

- Drew Taylor

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Ben Feldman To Topline NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Superstore’

13 March 2015 9:10 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Mad Men alum Ben Feldman will lead the cast of NBC comedy pilot Superstore, from Universal TV. Written by The Office alum Justin Spitzer and directed by Ruben FleischerSuperstore is about a group of employees at a big-box store and examines love, friendship and the beauty of everyday moments. It centers on Jonah (Feldman), a boyish college grad who's never had a job before and wants a taste of the real world. His unwittingly elitist behavior initially alienates him from… »

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Miles Teller and Ruben Fleischer to team for The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang

12 March 2015 12:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety has revealed that Miles Teller (Insurgent, Fantastic Four) is set to star in The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang for director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad).

Universal Pictures is in the final stages of negotiating a deal to secure the rights to a Stopwatch Gang article published by Atavist and written by Josh Dean, which “profiles the bank robbers dubbed ‘the Stopwatch Gang’ because of how quickly they pulled off their heists. Although they never once fired a shot, the group stole millions and became the most feared and pursued bank robbers of the 1980s.”

Fleischer and Teller are both set to produce the film alongside Scott Stuber, producer behind such films as Ted 2 and the now-filming Matthew McConaughey-starrer Free State of Jones.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Miles Teller To Star In The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang

11 March 2015 10:56 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Universal Pictures is hitting up the online newsstands for inspiration, as the studio is currently brokering a deal to secure the rights for Josh Dean’s article The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang, with Miles Teller in the crosshairs to star. Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad, Zombieland) is set to direct and Scott Stuber (Ted 2, The Free State Of Jones) will produce alongside Teller.

The Whiplash actor is expected to tackle one of the lead roles, in a story about a group of Canadian criminals who successfully committed a number of bank robberies in the 1980s. The twist in the tale? None of the four masterminds ever fired a weapon, which is a remarkable feat since they are credited with shaking down approximately 100 U.S. financial institutions for around $10 million.

The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang originally appeared in The Atavist, an online magazine hub that »

- Gem Seddon

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Miles Teller Set For The Life And Times Of The Stopwatch Gang

11 March 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Looks like all that J.K. Simmons-powered hectoring in Whiplash hasn’t led Miles Teller to greatness, it’s pushed him towards a life of crime. Of cinematic wrongdoing, at least, as he’s now attached to The Life And Times Of The Stopwatch Gang along with director Ruben Fleischer.Universal is producing this one, having won the rights to an Atavist article by Josh Dean that chronicles the real-life team of bank robbers. So successful where they that they were able to make off with millions during the 1980s and become the most feared heist merchants of their time without ever firing a shot. And that nickname? It comes from the fact that they pulled off their crimes quickly, not that they kept looking at their stopwatches as tellers filled sacks with money.Despite his obvious name advantage, Teller will likely be one of the robbers, not someone working for a bank. »

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Miles Teller to star in bank heist thriller directed by Ruben Fleischer

11 March 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Miles Teller isn’t quite Chris Pratt yet, but with a fiery performance in the Oscar nominated Whiplash behind him and several blockbusters upcoming in the form of Insurgent and Fantastic Four, Teller is a bona-fide star.

His latest project re-pairs him with his producer on Two Night Stand, Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland). The pair will be working to adapt an article recently published in the online magazine The Atavist called “The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang” (the article is available for purchase here).

Written by Josh Dean, the article profiles the members of the Stopwatch Gang, feared 1980s bank robbers who never fired a gunshot but made speedy, timed heists under two minutes that eventually netted them millions of dollars. Here’s the synopsis of the article that’s serving as inspiration for the film under Universal:

They were in and out in less than two minutes—that »

- Brian Welk

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Casting: Miles Teller Joins 'The Stopwatch Gang,' Elizabeth Banks & Paul Giamatti Engage In 'Battle Of The Sexes' & More

11 March 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Miles Teller and Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland," "Gangster Squad") are teaming up for "The Life And Times Of The Stopwatch Gang." Based on an article published in Atavist, the story follows the titular bank robbers who earned their name "because of how quickly they pulled off their heists. Although they never once fired a shot, the group stole millions and became the most feared and pursued bank robbers of the 1980s." Teller is producing the project too, and it's set up over at Universal. [Variety]  Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti square off in the upcoming Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy," and they'll do so again in HBO's movie based on the 1973 Battles Of The Sexes tennis match. David Auburn ("Proof") is writing the script about the on-court face-off between the 29 year-old, number two ranked, Billie Jean King, and the loud mouthed and retired champ Bobby Riggs. There is a competing project with Will Ferrell. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Casting: Miles Teller Joins 'The Stopwatch Gang,' Elizabeth Banks & Paul Giamatti Engage In 'Battle Of The Sexes' & More

11 March 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Miles Teller and Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland," "Gangster Squad") are teaming up for "The Life And Times Of The Stopwatch Gang." Based on an article published in Atavist, the story follows the titular bank robbers who earned their name "because of how quickly they pulled off their heists. Although they never once fired a shot, the group stole millions and became the most feared and pursued bank robbers of the 1980s." Teller is producing the project too, and it's set up over at Universal. [Variety]  Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti square off in the upcoming Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy," and they'll do so again in HBO's movie based on the 1973 Battles Of The Sexes tennis match. David Auburn ("Proof") is writing the script about the on-court face-off between the 29 year-old, number two ranked, Billie Jean King, and the loud mouthed and retired champ Bobby Riggs. There is a competing project with Will Ferrell. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Miles Teller Joins 'Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang'

10 March 2015 8:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures has acquired Josh Dean's The Atavist article entitled The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang, which has Miles Teller attached to star and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) set to direct. The article chronicles the true story of a group of Canadian bank robbers known as The Stopwatch Gang, who crossed the border into America to rob more than 100 banks, without ever having to fire a gun. The criminals got away with over $10 million, and Josh Dean's article breaks down the history of the group and how they got away with their crimes. Here's the official description of The Atavist article below

"They were in and out in less than two minutes-that's how they got away with millions. And for the duration of their reign, no bank robbers were more feared (though they never fired their guns) nor more pursued or more mythologized than the Stopwatch Gang. »

- MovieWeb

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Miles Teller, Ruben Fleischer Team on ‘Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang’

10 March 2015 5:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following a heated bidding war, Universal Pictures is in final negotiations to acquire the rights to the recently published Atavist article “The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang,” with Miles Teller attached to star and Ruben Fleischer on board to direct.

The article profiles the bank robbers dubbed “the Stopwatch Gang” because of how quickly they pulled off their heists. Although they never once fired a shot, the group stole millions and became the most feared and pursued bank robbers of the 1980s. Penned by Outside correspondent Josh Dean, the article has the feel of cops-and-robber pics like “The Town,” “Point Break” and “Heat.”

Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce through Stuber’s Bluegrass Films banner. Fleischer and Teller will also produce. Beau Bauman will oversee production on behalf of Bluegrass Films.

The article was taken out last week, with offers coming in on Friday and through the weekend. »

- Justin Kroll

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Ruben Fleischer Directing Miles Teller in ‘The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang’

10 March 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Universal Pictures is picking up the movie rights to the story of a three-man team of bank robbers whose exploits in the 1980s were notorious for meticulous planning and swift execution, with nary a shot fired in roughly 100 robberies. Now the story will be turned into a film with Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) directing […]

The post Ruben Fleischer Directing Miles Teller in ‘The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Miles Teller, Ruben Fleischer to Reteam for ‘The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang’ (Exclusive)

10 March 2015 4:40 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Universal Pictures is acquiring Josh Dean’s article “The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang” from The Atavist and has lined up Miles Teller to star, Ruben Fleischer to direct and Scott Stuber to produce, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Universal and representatives for Teller and Fleischer did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce under their Universal-based Bluegrass Films banner with Fleischer and his production company The District, as well as Teller. The Atavist founders Evan Ratliff and Jefferson Rabb will executive produce. Beau Bauman will oversee production on behalf. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Miles Teller to star in The Life and Times of The Stopwatch Gang

10 March 2015 3:07 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Just like Chris Pratt, it’s hard to find a film nowadays that doesn’t want to cast Miles Teller. The actor, who is hot off the success of Whiplash, has just signed on to The Life And Times Of The Stopwatch Gang which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer. Universal Pictures recently optioned the article written by Josh Dean that tells the true story of a trio of Canadian bank robbers who hit banks in both the Us and Canada. They became infamous for never once firing their »

- Kevin Fraser

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'Napoleon Dynamite' Director Set to Stay 'Overnight at 42nd Street'

5 March 2015 3:37 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink and Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer were linked to direct the Disney family comedy Overnight last year, it appears a new director will get behind the camera instead. The film, which is now called Overnight at 42nd Street, will be under the direction of Jared Hess the man who brought us Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre and Gentlemen Broncos. For those just joining us, the film is described as Home Alone in a toy store where a father and son win the chance to sleepover at an incredible toy store, but it just so happens to be on the night that some guys try to rob it. That's a fun premise for a comedy, maybe even inspired by Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, where the toy store Duncan's Toy Chest comes into play. Variety reports at one time, Will Ferrell was going to play the father, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jared Hess Plans To Go Overnight For Disney

5 March 2015 11:01 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He may forever be known as the man who directed Napoleon Dynamite, but Jared Hess has carved out a solid career for himself behind the camera. He’s now signed on to direct family comedy Overnight At 42nd Street – usually just known by that first word – for Disney.The film, which has a script from 22 Jump Street co-writer Oren Uziel, is described as “Home Alone in a toy store” with that quick pitch opening up to reveal the tale of a divorced father and his son winning a competition to spend the night in a brand new, chock-full megastore. Unfortunately for them, their visit coincides with the very night that thieves decide to break in. And even as he's trying to thwart the criminals, the dad has to salvage his fracturing relationship with his sprog. This is one that has had difficulty finding a home. Originally developed at Sony and briefly considered for Ruben Fleischer, »

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Colton Dunn, Mark McKinney & Nico Santos Join NBC Pilot ‘Superstore’

2 March 2015 4:17 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Colton Dunn (Key And Peele), Mark McKinney (The Kids In The Hall) and Nico Santos have joined the cast of NBC comedy pilot Superstore. Written by former The Office writer-producer Justin Spitzer and directed by Ruben Fleischer, Superstore is about a group of employees at a big-box store and examines love, friendship and the beauty of everyday moments. Dunn, repped by Paradigm and Principato-Young, will play Garrett, the often-sarcastic narrator of the piece who frequently… »

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‘The Judge’ Writer Nick Schenk to Adapt Elderly Drug Mule Tale for ‘Zombieland’ Director (Exclusive)

24 February 2015 12:30 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After helping Robert Duvall earn his latest Oscar nomination for “The Judge,” screenwriter Nick Schenk has been hired by to adapt Sam Dolnick’s New York Times Magazine article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule” for Imperative Entertainment, TheWrap has learned. Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”) is attached to direct the film, which will follow Leo Sharp, an award-winning horticulturist who secretly spent years working as one of the most trusted drug courier for Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel. Sharp was 87 when he was arrested in 2011 for transporting hundreds of kilos of cocaine to drug dealers in and around Detroit. Also Read: ‘The. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Lauren Ash Joins NBC Pilot ‘Superstore'; Christine Ko In CBS’ ‘The Half Of It’

20 February 2015 4:45 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Super Fun Night alum Lauren Ash has booked a series regular role on NBC comedy pilot Superstore. Written by former The Office writer-producer Justin Spitzer and directed by Ruben Fleischer, Superstore is about a group of employees at a big box store and examines love, friendship and the beauty of everyday moments. Ash, repped by Innovative Artists and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, will play Dina, the store’s assistant manager who lives and breathes her job. Ash… »

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NBC Orders Comedy Pilot from ‘Hot in Cleveland’ Creator, Two Others

14 January 2015 8:45 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has launched into pilot season with orders for three comedy pilots, including a project from the team behind TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.”

All three projects hail from NBC’s Universal TV production studio.

“Cleveland” creator Suzanne Martin has penned an untitled multi-camera project about a married couple who struggle with empty-nest syndrome until their adult daughters move back home. Martin is exec producer with Hazy Mills partners Todd Milliner and Sean Hayes, who also worked with her on “Cleveland.”

“How We Live” is a single-cam vehicle about an anthropologist blogger who moves to the suburbs. Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley penned the script and exec produce with David Janollari.

“Superstore,” from scribe Justin Spitzer, revolves around a group of friends who work at a big box store. Spitzer penned the pilot and exec produces with Ruben Fleischer and David Bernard. Fleischer is on board to direct the single-cam pilot. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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NBC Orders 3 Comedy Pilots From ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ ‘Mad TV,’ ‘Office’ Producers

14 January 2015 7:40 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC has ordered three new pilots from Universal Television. From producers behind “Hot in Cleveland,” “Mad TV” and “The Office,” they center on employees of a big box store, empty-nesters and a neighborhood blogger.

From Universal and writers/excecutive producers Steven Cragg (“Mad TV”) and Brian Bradley (“Scrubs”), with executive producer David Janollari (“Six Feet Under”), comes single-cam comedy “How We Live.” It follows an anthropologist blogger who moves to the suburbs with his wife and quickly discovers the fascinating habitat and mating rituals of a new undiscovered species: his suburban friends and neighbors.

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- Jethro Nededog

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