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The upcoming sports drama follows the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, who became the first Indian nationals ever to sign with an American sports club.
Million Dollar Arm is released in the UK on August 29. »
Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) is in talks to join Chris Pine in Disney's true story adventure drama The Finest Hours.
The story is set in 1952 and follows the coast guard rescue of 84 men off Cape Cod after two oil tankers collided and were torn in half by waves during a fierce blizzard.
Affleck and Pine are both incredible actors who seem to fit perfectly in this type of movie. I love this story, and it's sure to make an incredible film.
Here's the synopsis from the book:
In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril. »
- Joey Paur
Back in the spring, Star Trek lead Chris Pine was slated to star in Disney's Coast Guard drama The Finest Hours with the studio's Million Dollar Arm director Craig Gillespie at the helm. Now Pine has a co-star as Deadline reports Gone Baby Gone and Ocean's Eleven franchise star Casey Affleck is in talks for a pivotal role in the story set back in 1952 and based on the non-fiction book of the same name about how two oil tankers were split in two, dumping all 84 of their crew members into the swirling sea, caught in the middle of a nor'easter, a macro-scale storm along the upper East Coast of the Us and Atlantic Canada. Read on! However, it's not clear if Affleck will be getting rescued or doing the saving, though it seems like he's suited for a role as one of the heroes. Affleck is usually pretty picky about his roles, »
- Ethan Anderton
Eric Bana ("Deliver Us From Evil"), Theo James ("Divergent") and Jack Reynor ("Transformers: Age of Extinction") are in talks to co-star with Rooney Mara in Jim Sheridan’s feature film adaptation of Sebastian Barry's "The Secret Scripture." Vanessa Redgrave and Jeremy Irons also star.
The story revolves around the extended stay of a woman (Mara) at a mental hospital. Bana will play a rebellious doctor responsible for reviewing her case. James will play the local Catholic priest, Reynor plays a British soldier and Mara’s love interest. [Source: Variety]
The story is set in 1952, when the Coast Guard attempts a dramatic rescue after two oil tankers collide off the coast of Cape Cod. Paul Tamasy and »
- Garth Franklin
• Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to play the title role in The Black Phantom, replacing Jamie Foxx, who left the project due to scheduling conflicts. Jackson would join Kevin Hart in Screen Gems’ action comedy, which is being directed by Tim Story. The film follows a hit man (Hart) who strikes an unlikely partnership with the hit man hired to kill him, The Black Phantom. Dave Lease and Megan Hinds wrote the script. Will Packer and Will Gluck will produce. [Deadline]
- C. Molly Smith
We reported in April that Chris Pine has boarded the project, which is based on the true story of two oil tankers that collided into each other off the coast of Cape Cod, when a vicious Noreaster storm hit in 1952. The plot follows a dangerous Coast Guard rescue mission that ensued after both ships split in half, causing crew members to fall into the sea. No details were given for Casey Affleck and Chris Pine's characters.
Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) is directing from a script by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter), based on the non-fiction book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. No production schedule was given.
Disney is close to adding another talented thesp to its upcoming Coast Guard rescue drama The Finest Hours. Deadline reports that Casey Affleck, an Oscar nominee for his role in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, is in talks to take on a part in the film alongside Chris Pine.
Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) is set to direct The Finest Hours working from a script by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the duo behind acclaimed drama The Fighter. Tamasy and Johnson adapted their script from Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’s 2009 nonfiction book The Finest Hours: The True Story Behind the Us Coast Guard’s Most Daring Rescue. Gillespie replaced Robert Schwentke, the Red helmer who left The Finest Hours after getting the chance to direct Divergent follow-up Insurgent.
No word yet on which character Affleck will be playing, but the film focuses »
- Isaac Feldberg
Casey Affleck is in talks to join Chris Pine in The Finest Hours at Disney. Craig Gillespie is directing, after doing Million Dollar Arm for the studio. Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero are producing. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson adapted the novel written by Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias. Affleck and Pine will star in a drama that takes place in 1952, when the Coast Guard attempts a dramatic rescue after two oil tankers collide off the coast of Cape Cod. Wme reps Affleck, who’s also prepping to direct the film about the rise, fall and rise of baseball […] »
(Cbr) Before becoming the producer of the proposed "Beetlejuice" sequel, rewriting "Fantastic Four" and signing on to direct Disney’s "Something Wicked This Way Comes," Seth Grahame-Smith penned novels that mixed historical and literary fiction with horror elements. The first of those, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" hit stores in 2009 and became a huge hit. A film was soon in the works, with a script by David O. Russell ("American Hustle"), but director and studio changes led to a long delay. Until now. According to Deadline, the film will start shooting in September, with Lily James ("Downton Abbey") as Elizabeth Bennet, Sam Riley ("Maleficent) as Mr. Darcy and Bella Heathcote ("Dark Shadows") as one of Elizabeth’s sisters. Burr Steers, who helmed "17 Again" and "Charlie St. Cloud," is directing. The adaptation has been in the works since 2010, with a variety of stars attached, from Natalie Portman to Emma Stone. Portman »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film has cast three actors.
James will play lead Elizabeth Bennet, with Riley as Mr Darcy and Heathcote as one of the Bennet sisters.
The long-languishing adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is finally moving forward at Cross Creek Pictures, with shooting to begin this September. Joining the cast are Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcote.
Originally set to be released by Lionsgate, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been trying to make it to the big screen ever since it was published in 2009 by author Seth Grahame-Smith. The movie went through a number of different directors, and for a time looked like it was dead. Now director Burr Steers, best known for 17 Again and Igby Goes Down, is confirmed to helm, working from a script he co-wrote with Academy Award nominated director David O. Russell (American Hustle; Silver Linings Playbook).
I wasn’t expecting to write this piece of news today, especially since I remarked in conversation just a few days ago that I considered this project dead, but it appears the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is finally happening. And soon, with shooting due to start this coming September. The film will star Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcote and will be directed by Burr Steers (who has been onboard since Lily Collins came on and fell off) from a script credited to Steers and David O. Russell (who was at one point attached to direct). Cross Creek Pictures has acquired the domestic rights. Hopefully this thing will be good. I imagine that O. Russell was able to do something worthwhile with the script because the project has been attracting (and losing) a lot of talent for a genre mash-up. Natalie Portman was »
- Evan Dickson
There have been few movies under development in Hollywood with as many lives as "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies." Over the past few years, directors David O. Russell, Mike White and Craig Gillespie tried and failed to get the movie going for a variety of reasons. Russell complained he was being lowballed on budget, while it seemed no executives could pull the trigger regardless of who was helming. And even when, over a year ago, Lily James came on board to lead the movie as Elizabeth Bennett, there was still radio silence and zero movement....until today. Deadline reports that it's all systems go on the project, with Sam Riley (as Mr. Darcy), Bella Heathcote (as Elizabeth's sister) and Jack Huston joining the movie, which will begin production next month. No, really. The adaptation of the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith will zombie-fy the Jane Austen classic romance, and it has »
- Kevin Jagernauth
After lying dormant for several years, the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s satirical novel "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies" is up and stumbling forward again. In fact, it's almost sprinting it would seem with production slated to begin next month and a cast already in place.
Bella Heathcote ("Dark Shadows"), Sam Riley ("Maleficent") and Lily James ("Downton Abbey") are onboard to star and Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire") is in talks to join this spin on the 1813 Jane Austen classic "Pride and Prejudice," but reimagined with the walking hordes of the undead fitted into the narrative.
Burr Steers helms the film, from a script by himself and David O. Russell. Cross Creek Pictures has picked up for distribution in the United States. Brian Oliver, Allison Shearmur, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Tyler Thompson and Marc Butan will produce.
The project has gone through numerous incarnations with the likes of David O. Russell, »
- Garth Franklin
Like the living dead, the movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies refuses to die. Three directors and multiple leads have left the project over the years, but it now looks like the zombies will finally shamble onto the big screen, as the film’s three leads have been cast and a start date for principal photography is now set.
Deadline reports that Lily James, Sam Riley, and Bella Heathcote have signed on play the lead roles in Cross Creek Pictures’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is scheduled to begin shooting in September. Mirroring the characters from Jane Austen’s 1813 classic novel, James will play Elizabeth Bennett, Riley will portray Mr Darcy, and Heathcote shall play Elizabeth’s sister, and it’s been revealed that Jack Huston could also join the project.
- Derek Anderson
You can’t keep a good zombie down. Ever since Seth Grahame-Smith’s goofy Jane Austen spoof Pride and Prejudice and Zombies became a surprise hit back in 2009, conversations about turning the Victorian horror-comedy into a movie have been taking place. Directors like Craig Gillespie and Mike White have come and gone, along with a slew of female stars like Blake Lively, Emma Stone and Lily Collins. The one constant throughout the film’s development has been its script, which David O. Russell penned back when he was set to direct. Today, however, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has finally firmed up.
Downton Abbey actress Lily James will lead the film, along with fellow Brit Sam Riley (Maleficent) and Australian actress Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows, In Time). James will portray Elizabeth Bennet, with Riley playing her suitor Darcy and Heathcote on board as one of the Bennet sisters (it’s »
- Isaac Feldberg
Blu-ray, DVD and digital Release Date: Oct. 7, 2014
Price: DVD $Tba, Blu-ray $Tba
The sports movie is based on the true story of sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) whose career is not going well.
To try to save his career, Bernstein goes to India to produce a competition reality show called “The Million Dollar Arm.” He hopes to find a cricketer who he can turn into a baseball pitcher.
With the help of cantankerous retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin, Stand Up Guys), Bernstein discovers two men who have no idea about playing baseball but can throw a mean fastball. Bernstein brings them to America, and the culture shock begins.
Released in the Us on 16th May, Million Dollar Arm is one of the highlights of the 5th London Indian Film Festival, which takes place at the capital from 10th to 17th July.
Disney produces this sports drama film directed by Craig Gillespie. Million Dollar Arm is based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Sharma, discovered by sports agent J.B. Bernstein through a reality show competition. The film portrays their journey and struggles until they became the first Indians to play in the American baseball league. The film stars Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi) and Madhur Mittal (Slumdog Millionaire) in the lead roles, as well as Aasif Mandvi, Lake Bell, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin and Pitobash Tripathy.
Sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) is going through a bad patch. His business is declining and he has just lost the opportunity to sign a celebrity sportsman. »
- Núria Bonals Hidalgo
According to The Nerdiot, these 80 films will be removed from Netflix at 11:59 tonight. If you’re suddenly having a panic attack about all the great cinema you’re missing, don’t worry. Just take a deep breath, make an excuse to leave work, and embark on a summer Netflix marathon.
Come for the pump-up music and montages, stay for the pre-u.S.A.-Belgium infusion of patriotism, as Sylvester Stallone trains to face off against a heavyweight champ in John G. Avildsen’s 1976 boxing film. We won’t judge if you slip off into the sequels. …Actually, that depends on the sequel. »
- Jackson McHenry
Get ready London film fans! The fabulous London Indian Film Festival, running July 10th – 17th, will bring you an eclectic and cool mix of films! Now Europe’s largest platform for Indian cinema, the London Indian Film Festival returns to the Capital, in association with Pure Heaven, the British Film Institute, and official Hotel Partner Grange Hotels, celebrating the exploding movement of Indian Independent cinema and bringing to UK audiences a rare selection of cutting-edge films from some of the Indian subcontinent’s hottest independent talents. Going way beyond Bollywood, the festival presents a kaleidoscope of new films that challenge, shock, generate debate and present a more realistic view of India and the subcontinent today, in all its diversity.
- Stacey Yount
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