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Marrakech: ‘Sand and Blood’ Flies To Morocco

5 December 2015 3:03 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saul Dibb’s “Sand and Blood,” starring Russell Crowe will be one of the main shoots in Morocco next year. Produced  by The Independent Film Company,  it is line produced by leading Moroccan outfit Zak Alaoui’s Zak Productions.

During 2015, twenty-one long features and sixteen TV skeins were shot in Morocco through Nov. 30, per Ouarzazate Film Commission sources. Total features should reach 23-24 by year-end.

Foreign shoot numbers in Morocco have edged down vs. 2014 (27 features and 12 TV skeins); in terms of spend, the amount reaches $40 million, vs. 2014’s $110 million.

However, Sarim Fassi Fihri, the new head of the Moroccan Cinema Center (Ccm) head, the nation’s film agency, pointed out to Variety that real investment could be level since, due to new accounting regulation, producers must provide a bank certificate regarding spend associated with projects at the end of the shoot. In terms of titles, 2014 was an especially good with »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Oscar Isaac Set To Topline Real-Life Political Thriller A Foreigner

19 November 2015 1:20 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon crafted an intimate and emotional indie drama with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl earlier this year, and now the filmmaker is in line to direct Oscar Isaac in Paramount’s real-life political thriller A Foreigner.

That’s according to Variety, reporting that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens star is on the verge of joining the cast. Centering on a Guatemalan lawyer named Rodrigo Rosenberg who, in order to bring an end to a relentless cycle of corruption in his home country, orders a video of his murder to be published to the world posthumously.

Chris Terrio penned the script for A Foreigner, adapting David Grann’s eye-catching New Yorker article “A Murder Foretold” from 2011. Steve Zaillian is producing via his Film Rites banner, while Steven Rales, Garrett Basch and Mark Roybal will split producing responsibilities between them. In terms of Gomez-Rejon, the director quickly »

- Michael Briers

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Oscar Isaac Circles Lead Role in Paramount’s ‘A Foreigner’ (Exclusive)

19 November 2015 10:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar Isaac is in early talks to star in Paramount’s political thriller “A Foreigner,” sources tell Variety.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is directing with Steve Zaillian producing through his Film Rites banner along with Steven Rayles and Mark Roybal. Chris Terrio penned the script.

The film revolves around a murdered Guatemalan man who has videos of his killers distributed after his death in order to uproot the corruption that led to the death of many others, and is based David Grann’s 2011 New Yorker article “A Murder Foretold.”

Paramount has been working on getting this through the door for sometime with Matt Damon at one point being courted to direct the pic. When Gomez-Rejon dropped out of “Collateral Beauty,” Paramount quickly attached him as director and offered Isaac the lead role.

Sources say a deal is still far apart but a recent meeting »

- Justin Kroll

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Oscar Isaac To Talks For "A Foreigner"

19 November 2015 9:51 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Oscar Isaac is in early talks to star in the political thriller "A Foreigner" at Paramount Pictures and Film Rites.

Chris Terrio ("Argo," "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice") penned the script about a murdered Guatemalan man who has videos of his killers distributed after his death in order to uproot the corruption that led to the death of many others. The story is an adaptation of the 2011 New Yorker article 'A Murder Foretold'.

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon ("Me and Earl and the Dying Girl") is in talks to direct with Steve Zaillian, Steven Rales, Garrett Basch and Mark Roybal producing. Matt Damon was previously courted to make his directorial debut on the project.

Isaac's commitment to shoot "Star Wars: Episode VIII" next year is likely to affect the film's schedule which has yet to be set. He'll next appear on our screens in May in "X-Men: Apocalypse," and just »

- Garth Franklin

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Paramount Lands Michael Mann-Christian Bale Ferrari Movie

27 October 2015 11:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures is on board to distribute Michael Mann’s “Enzo Ferrari” pic with Christian Bale set to play the iconic auto magnate, sources confirm.

Mann will direct with Vendian Entertainment and YooZoo Bliss Film Fund financing the highly anticipated project, which will shoot next summer in Italy. Paramount is handling worldwide distribution rights except for territories being handled by Vincent Maraval’s Insiders.

The movie takes place in 1957 and follows the personal story of Ferrari and his sprawling world as he faces a brutal challenge to his survival.

Mann will produce along with Vendian and YooZoo Bliss. YooZoo Pictures also will distribute the film in China. Vincent Maraval’s Insiders will commence international sales on selected territories at next month’s American Film Market.

Troy Kennedy-Martin penned the script, which is based on the biography “Enzo Ferrari, The Man, the Cars, the Races,” with David Rayfiel and Mann doing a recent polish. »

- Justin Kroll

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James Cromwell, Jean Reno Join Christian Bale’s ‘The Promise’

30 September 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Cromwell and Jean Reno have 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.

Cromwell will play an American ambassador who becomes heroic when challenged, while Reno will play a French admiral deeply conflicted in the face of life-threatening danger. The story is set amid the final days of the Ottoman Empire.

Shohreh Aghdashloo and Daniel Gimenez Cacho also star.

Shooting has started in Spain and Portugal and will go into December. Eric Esrailian will produce on behalf of Survival Pictures with Mike Medavoy for Phoenix Pictures, »

- Dave McNary

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Jean Reno And James Cromwell Are Part Of The Promise

30 September 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac and The Walk’s Charlotte Le Bon are already all in the cast, but director Terry George isn’t finished filling roles for his new historical drama The Promise. He’s now adding Jean Reno and James Cromwell. The Hotel Rwanda/ Reservation Road director 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 (the 1920s) 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 (Le Bon).Reno is aboard to play a French admiral who faces life-threatening danger and finds himself unable to act, while Cromwell will be an American ambassador who shows a heroic side when challenged. The cameras are rolling now in Spain and Portugal with George shooting through December. »

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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. »

- Jeff Sneider

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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 »

- Jake Wilson

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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.”

Isaac will be seen »

- Dave McNary

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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, »

- E. Alex Jung

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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 »

- Garth Franklin

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