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Christian Bale to Star in ‘Ferrari’ Biopic for Michael Mann

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

Christian Bale is in talks to star in Michael Mann’s next film, about Italian car maker Enzo Ferrari.

The untitled “Ferrari” pic will be shopped at the upcoming Venice and Toronto film festivals. Mann will direct the film after years of development. The movie will follow the rise of the Ferrari as a luxury vehicle in the 1950s.

Bale and Mann collaborated on the Johnny Depp mobster movie “Public Enemies,” in which Bale played FBI agent Melvin Purvis.

Bale was most recently seen in “Exodus: Gods and Kings” and will appear next in Adam McKay’s financial drama “The Big Short.” He is about to start shooting the Terry George film “The Promise” alongside Oscar Isaac. Bale is repped by Wme.

Mann last directed Legendary’s “Blackhat,” starring Chris Hemsworth. He is repped by CAA.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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- Justin Kroll

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Shohreh Aghdashloo Joins Christian Bale’s ‘The Promise’

13 August 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Shohreh Aghdashloo has joined Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac in the historical romance “The Promise,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) is directing from a script he wrote with Robin Swicord, centering on a love triangle in 1922 with a medical student, an American journalist based in Paris and a beautiful and sophisticated woman, portrayed by Charlotte Le Bon. Bale will play the reporter, and Isaac will portray the student, conflicted by old-world traditions.

Aghdashloo will play the strong-willed mother of Isaac’s character. The story is set amid the final days of the Ottoman Empire.

Javier Aguirresarobe (“Blue Jasmine”) has come on board as cinematographer. Angela Sarafyan, Daniel Giminez Cacho and Marwan Kenzari (“Ben-Hur”) also star.

Shooting will begin in Spain in early September.

Eric Esrailian will produce on behalf of Survival Pictures with Mike Medavoy for Phoenix Pictures, Ralph Winter and William Horberg (“Milk”). Survivial was unveiled »

- Dave McNary

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'Bastards', 'The Promise' add cast

12 August 2015 11:14 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

J.K. Simmons and American Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw are to join Ed Helms and Owen Wilson on the Alcon Entertainment comedy.

Larry Sher makes his feature directorial debut and production is scheduled for September in Atlanta and Miami.

Bastards centres on two brothers whose unconventional mother raised them to believe their father died young. Now grown-up, they set out find their progenitor. Simmons and Bradshaw, who plays himself, portray the potential father figures. Justin Malen wrote the screenplay.

Alcon finances the project and produces with Montecito Picture Company, whose Ivan Reitman serves as producer with Tom Pollock and Ali Bell as well as Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Chris Fenton and Chris Coles are executive producers.

Warner Bros will distributor in the Us via its output deal with Alcon.

Shohreh Aghdashloo has joined Survival Pictures’ epic love story The Promise.

Terry George directs the love triangle story set in the last »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Casting: Margret, Grace, Sarafyan, Witherspoon

10 August 2015 3:54 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Going in Style

Matt Dillon and legendary actress Ann Margret have joined the cast of Zach Braff's upcoming remake of Martin Brest's 1979 comedy"Going in Style" for New Line. Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine star as lifelong friends who decide to rob the bank that bilked them out of their hard-earned pensions.

Dillon will play the FBI agent pursuing the elderly trio, while Margret will play Arkin’s love interest. This will be Margret's first studio comedy since 2009's "Old Dogs". [Source: The Wrap]

War Machine

Topher Grace will play Brad Pitt's wingman in Netflix's upcoming war-on-terror-themed black comedy "War Machine" based on Michael Hastings' best-selling nonfiction novel "The Operators".

Pitt stars as a four-star rock star U.S. general with Grace to play his civilian press adviser. David Michod penned and directs the project which Pitt, Dede Gardner, Ian Bryce and Jeremy Kleiner are producing. [Source: Deadline]

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- Garth Franklin

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‘Westworld’s’ Angela Sarafyan to Play Oscar Isaac’s Wife in ‘The Promise’ (Exclusive)

10 August 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After wrapping Jonathan Nolan’s upcoming HBO series “Westworld,” Angela Sarafyan has been cast as Oscar Isaac’s wife in the epic love story “The Promise,” TheWrap has learned. Oscar-winning filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Robin Swicord (“Memoirs of a Geisha”). Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” deals with the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Isaac stars alongside Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon, the latter of whom serves as the center of a love triangle. Sarafyan has closed a deal to play Isaac’s wife from an arranged marriage. »

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‘The Walk’ Star Charlotte Le Bon Joins Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac in ‘The Promise’ (Exclusive)

3 August 2015 4:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fresh off working with Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk,” French-Canadian actress Charlotte Le Bon has landed the female lead alongside Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac in the epic love story “The Promise,” TheWrap has learned. Oscar-winning filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Robin Swicord (“Memoirs of a Geisha”). Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan”) is producing “The Promise” with Eric Esrailian, Ralph Winter (“X-Men”) and William Horberg (Milk”). Production is slated to start this fall in Southern Europe, including Portugal and the Canary Islands. Also Read: Spielberg, Oprah Cast French Model Charlotte Le Bon in. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Christian Bale’s ‘The Promise’ to Launch Kirk Kerkorian’s Company (Exclusive)

7 July 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tracinda Corp., the holding company founded by the late Kirk Kerkorian, has unveiled production company Survival Pictures with the Christian Bale-Oscar Isaac drama “The Promise” as its first project, Variety has learned exclusively.

Survival is described as telling stories of “perseverance, endurance and the inextinguishable fire of the human spirit” to reflect Kerkorian’s values. Kerkorian, who bought and sold MGM and United Artists three times, died on June 16 at the age of 98.

The Promise” will be produced and financed by Survival Pictures managers Eric Esrailian and Anthony Mandekic, with “Hotel Rwanda” director Terry George helming from a script he wrote with Robin Swicord.

The story is set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, which was dissolved in 1922, with shooting in Portugal and the Canary Islands scheduled for the fall. Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan”) is producing for his Phoenix Pictures banner with Esrailian, Ralph Winter (“X-Men »

- Dave McNary

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New Projects: Bradley Cooper, Lbj, Reese Witherspoon, and Meg the Shark

19 June 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After American Sniper was the biggest box office draw of 2014, it seems anyone will pay to see Bradley Cooper in uniform again. Deadline reports Cooper is set to produce Ghost Army, a World War II story about an agency tasked with feeding the Nazis fake intelligence about the actual number of American troops, with the hope that Cooper will star. Cooper, Todd Phillips, and Andrew Lazar are producing a script by Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo), working from a non-fiction book entitled The Ghost Army of World War II and a 2013 documentary also titled Ghost Army.

Not even a year after Tom Wilkinson portrayed Lyndon B. Johnson in Selma, Woody Harrelson will now portray our former president in Rob Reiner’s political drama simply titled Lbj. Via Variety, production will begin in the fall on a film about the life of Johnson up through his childhood and how he was »

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Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac to star in Terry George’s The Promise

15 June 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In an exclusive story, The Wrap has announced that Christain Bale (The Fighter) and Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) will star together in Oscar-winning director Terry George’s The Promise.

The Hotel Rwanda director has co-written the script with Robin Swicord, and will direct Bale and Isaac in the picture that is described as an “epic love story”.

Both actors are hot property at the current time, with Bale recently nominated for an Oscar and starring in Terrence Malick’s upcoming Knight of Cups, whilst Oscar Isaac will feature heavily in upcoming blockbusters X-Men: Apocalypse, as Apocalypse himself, and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, as Poe Dameron.

It is reported that: “Bale will play Chris, an AP reporter in love with both a woman and the danger of being in a combat zone amidst a world that is falling apart [and] Isaac will play Michael, a medical student »

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Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac to Star in Romance ‘The Promise’

15 June 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac will star in historical romance “The Promise,” with “Hotel Rwanda” director Terry George on board to helm in Portugal and the Canary Islands in the fall.

Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan”) is producing with Eric Esrailian, Ralph Winter (“X-Men”) and William Horberg (“Milk”).

The script, written by George and Robin Swicord, centers on a love triangle with a medical student, an American journalist based in Paris and a beautiful and sophisticated woman. The story will take place in the final days of the Ottoman Empire, which was dissolved by the World War allies in 1922.

Bale will play the reporter who loves the woman and being in a combat zone. Isaac will portray the student, who’s conflicted by old-world traditions.

Bale was last seen in “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” He stars in two completed Terrence Malick titles — “Knight of Cups” and “Weightless.”

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Christian Bale And Oscar Isaac Will Star In An Epic Love Story The Promise

15 June 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One of the more successful modern leading men, Christian Bale will soon be starring alongside a rising talent who.s set to tackle a load of dream projects in Oscar Isaac. The duo will share the screen, vying for the affections of the same woman, in what will apparently be a grand love story, set to the tragic backdrop of the last days of the Ottoman Empire. According to a report by The Wrap, Bale and Isaac will top the marquee in the upcoming historical war drama, The Promise. The movie.s morose mix of horrific historical happenings and human drama will be in the capable hands of director, Terry George, who wrote and directed the 2004 Oscar-nominated drama, Hotel Rwanda. This time, George will work off a script by Robin Swicord, the screenwriter behind The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Memoirs of a Geisha. As the report.s description »

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Oscar Isaac Will Be a Movie Star by the Time You See Him in The Promise With Christian Bale

15 June 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Wrap reports that Oscar Isaac will play a Middle Eastern medical student fighting over a woman with Christian Bale, an American reporter (the woman has not yet been cast) in Hotel Rwanda director Terry George's The Promise, a period drama set during the fall of the Ottoman empire. It's a solid part for Isaac, but by the time it comes out, it will likely be the sort of solid part we expect for him. With two major blockbuster roles on the horizon — first as pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens and then as titular baddie Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse — Isaac has incredible career potential, just waiting to launch him to the upper echelon of famous.Think about it like Jeremy Renner’s career after he started getting a ton of buzz from The Hurt Locker. It hasn’t happened yet for Isaac, »

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Bale, Isaac To Make "The Promise"

15 June 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac are set to team for "Hotel Rwanda" director Terry George's new indie love story feature "The Promise".

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, the story follows a love triangle between old-world traditionalist and medical student Michael, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and renowned American war zone journalist Chris.

George and Robin Swicord ("Memoirs of a Geisha") co-wrote the script while Mike Medavoy, Eric Esrailian, Ralph Winter and William Horberg will produce. Filming begins this Fall in Southern Europe, including Portugal and the Canary Islands.

Source: The Wrap »

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Film Casting: Gambit, The Promise, Forest Whitaker in Star Wars: Rogue One & The Crow

15 June 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Gambit, The Promise, Star Wars: Rogue One, The Crow, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

Star Wars: Rogue One

The Crow

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker in negotiations to join both “Star Wars: Rogue One” and “The Crow” remake.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Katherine Waterston has landed the female lead of Tina opposite Eddie Redmayne in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of J.K. Rowling‘s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Tina, which is short for Porpentina, is a witch who — unlike the beloved characters from Rowling’s “Harry Potter” books — works her magic in the U.S. She meets magizoologist Newt Scamander (Redmayne) when he stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures. »

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Christian Bale On For The Promise

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

Although Christian Bale has had to put plans to star as Travis McGee in the adaptation of The Deep Blue Good-By on hold thanks to a torn knee ligament, he's still lining up other work for when he’s fully recovered. One such job is co-starring with Oscar Isaac in The Promise. Hotel Rwanda/ Reservation Road director Terry George is calling the shots on this one, based on the script he wrote with Robin Swicord. The Promise is set in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire (so the 1920s, then) and explores the relationships between three people: Michael (Isaac), a gifted medical student; Chris (Bale), a renowned American journalist working in Paris; and the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, with that final role of the triumvirate yet to be cast. All being well – and assuming Bale doesn’t break a leg or something – George plans to have the cameras rolling »

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Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac to Lead Love Story The Promise

15 June 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A formidable dynamic duo is forming on the new film from Hotel Rwanda director Terry George. The Wrap reports that Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac will star in The Promise, an epic period love story penned by screenwriter Robin Swicord (Memoirs of a Geisha). The drama takes place during the last days of the Ottoman Empire and revolves around a love triangle between a brilliant medical student named Michael, “the beautiful and sophisticated” Ana, and a Paris-based American journalist named Chris. Bale will play Chris, an AP reporter, while Isaac will fill the role of Michael, a man conflicted by his love for Ana and old-world traditions. The setting is a curious one, as the fall of the Ottoman Empire coincided with the Armenian genocide. George chronicled the Rwandan genocide to heartbreaking results with Hotel Rwanda, so it'll be interesting to see how heavily The Promise delves into the politics of the era. »

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Forest Whitaker in Talks to Join ‘Star Wars: Rogue One,’ Remake of ‘The Crow’

15 June 2015 10:28 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker in negotiations to join both “Star Wars: Rogue One” and “The Crow” remake, TheWrap has learned. Gareth Edwards is directing the “Star Wars” anthology film “Rogue One,” which is slated to star Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn.   “Rogue One” will follow a group of rebel fighters as they aim to steal plans for the Death Star. Disney will release the movie on Dec. 16, 2016. Also Read: Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac to Star in Terry George's Epic Love Story 'The Promise' (Exclusive) As for “The Crow,” Corin Hardy is directing the comic book movie for. »

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Christian Bale And Oscar Isaac Make 'The Promise'

15 June 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Batman and Poe Dameron, so to speak, will be in the same movie —but this ain't no crossover. Two of our favorite actors, Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac, are teaming up for a new project, and it certainly sounds promising. The Wrap reports that the pair will star in "The Promise," the latest effort from "Hotel Rwanda" director Terry George, who co-wrote the script with Robin Swicord ("Memoirs Of A Geisha," "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button"). The story will be set against the backdrop of the Armendian genocide and follow an AP reporter (Bale) and medical student (Isaac) who fall for the same woman. Production will begin this fall, so maybe the movie will be a contender on the awards circuit in 2016?  »

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Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac to Star in Terry George’s Epic Love Story ‘The Promise’ (Exclusive)

15 June 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac will star in “The Promise,” an epic love story that Oscar-winning filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Robin Swicord (“Memoirs of a Geisha”), TheWrap has learned. Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan”) is producing “The Promise” with Eric Esrailian, Ralph Winter (“X-Men”) and William Horberg (Milk”). Production is slated to start this fall in Southern Europe, including Portugal and the Canary Islands. Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris »

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