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In the centerpiece scene of the eccentric UK crime dramedy “Trespass Against Us,” the cocky son of an unlikely mastermind leads his gang on their biggest smash-and-grab yet: driving through the ceiling-to-floor-length front windows of a country estate, and then driving off again with millions of dollars worth of art and antiques. Michael Fassbender plays the heist’s point-man, Chad Cutler, who reluctantly takes the assignment from his dad and boss, Colby (Brendan Gleeson), yet comes to life when he’s behind the wheel of the getaway car, leading the cops on a chase through narrow streets and bumpy fields.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Inauguration and demonstrations aside, the Specialty focus is of course on the Sundance Film Festival this weekend where distributors load up on titles for the year. At the box office, though, Specialty newcomers are rather thin heading into the weekend. A24's Trespass Against Us with Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender headlines the list of openers, bowing stateside ahead of its U.K. roll-out in March. Sony Pictures Classics is opening Cannes '16 prize-winning… »
Jharrel Jerome, pictured left, one of the stars of Moonlight, has joined the cast of David E. Kelley’s “Mr. Mercedes” series, writes THR. Based on Stephen King’s 2014 novel of the same name, the Audience Network drama follows a demented killer (Penny Dreadful‘s Harry Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and […] »
- Brad Miska
One of the stars of Moonlight is headed to the small screen.
Based on Stephen King's 2014 novel of the same name, the Audience Network drama follows a demented killer (Penny Dreadful's Harry Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.
Jerome will play Jerome Robinson, a high school student »
- Kate Stanhope
Trespass Against Us director Adam Smith has praised stars Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson over their work on the film — describing the pair as “brilliant”. The first-time feature film director said they were so good that once he had cast them there was little else for him to do to mould them into the characters he wanted. Trespass Against Us is set in Britain and stars Fassbender as traveller Chad Cutler, who is torn between loyalty to his father Colby (Gleeson) and creating the opportunity of a crime-free life for his children. Smith — who has worked on TV shows including Skins...read more »
- Anne Brodie
Audience Network's Mr. Mercedes series is making another casting change.
Mr. Mercedes follows a demented killer (Penny Dreadful's Harry Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.
Taylor will play Ida Silver, the next-door neighbor of Gleeson's Det. Bill Hodges. Ida doesn't miss much »
- Kate Stanhope
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Girl on the Train (thriller-drama; Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans; rated R) Keeping Up with the Joneses (comedy; Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot; rated PG-13) Ouija: Origin of Evil (period horror prequel; Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso; rated PG-13) Eadweard (drama; Michael Eklund, Sara Canning; not rated) Trespass Against Us (drama-thriller; Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson; rated R) Christine (biopic about TV...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender and Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson star in the action-filled crime thriller Trespass Against USavailable on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 7 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender (Best Actor, Steve Jobs, 2015) and Golden Globe® nominee Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) star in the riveting action-filled crime thrillerTrespass Against Us on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 7 from Lionsgate. Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the movie examines the tension between family loyalty and personal salvation. Theatrically released by A24, the film features an original score by the Grammy® Award-winning Chemical Brothers. The Trespass Against Us Blu-ray and DVD include two behind-the-scenes featurettes and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
The trailer looks amazing!:
Trespass Against Us is set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of a rich countryside. »
- Tom Stockman
Plot: The heir (Michael Fassbender) to a close-knit community of small-time criminals, tries to break free from the influence of his father (Brendan Gleeson). Review: Trespass Against Us is unusual for a crime drama. Despite some familiar trappings of the genre, most notably a series of kinetic car chases, the emphasis of the film is significantly weighed towards the day-to-day life of Michael Fassbender.s Chad.... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
Live by Night, 2016.
Written and Directed by Ben Affleck.
Starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller, Chis Messina, Robert Glenister, Remo Girone, Chris Cooper, Anthony Michael Hall, Clark Gregg, Max Casella, Miguel J. Pimentel, Titus Welliver, Matthew Maher, and Brendan Gleeson.
A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Klu Klux Klan.
Writer, director, star Ben Affleck’s (The Town, Argo) Live by Night suffers from an identity crisis. It doesn’t know if it wants to be a tale of Robin Hood style Prohibition-era mobsters, a classic revenge story, a war between gangsters and the Ku Klux Klan, a battle over turf between Irish and Italian mobs, the startup of a casino, or whatever the other subplots are that I’m forgetting. The point is that Live by Night is a mess structurally and narratively, »
- Robert Kojder
In a film about starting over and new beginnings, Ben Affleck struggles to breathe life in front of and behind the camera. Written, directed, and starring Affleck, Live By Night is a stylish gangster film that’s so languid and dull that even Affleck’s unnecessary narration throughout the film sounds like he’s falling asleep telling his own tale.
World War I has left Joe Coughlin (Affleck) jaded and emotionally wounded. The son of a lawman (Brendan Gleeson) follows down a crime-ridden path of robbery and corruption. Things get dicey when he gets involved with the girl (Sienna Miller) of one of the two big crime bosses in Boston. It’s a tug of war between the Irish and Italian mobs, which eventually extends down to Florida when Joe goes to work for the Italian mob. However, Joe runs into more issues with some locals when he partners with »
- Michael Haffner
Watch the new Live By Night clips below.
What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. Instead, the Wwi vet is a self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent. Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not really bad enough for the life he’s chosen. Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, »
- Paul Heath
Chicago – Movies released in the first weeks of January are invariably either awards hopefuls trying to gain momentum or studio dreck being buried in the dead of winter, and quickly forgotten by Valentine’s Day. “Live By Night” aspires to be the former, but ends up being the latter.
Ben Affleck stars as a Boston stickup man Joe Coughlin, the son of a Boston police officer, who reluctantly becomes part of a gang to get revenge on a rival mob boss. If you think back to the time before “Argo,” “The Town,” and “Gone Baby Gone,” this is the kind of movie you’d think of as a movie directed by Ben Affleck, before that became an improbable sign of quality filmmaking.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Boss Man: Interview with the director and star of Live by Night, Ben AffleckBoss Man: Interview with the director and star of Live by Night, Ben AffleckBob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine1/12/2017 10:01:00 Am
Things have changed a lot in Hollywood since the old contract-player days. However, if there’s any talent who’s identified with a particular studio at the moment, it’s Ben Affleck.
The square-jawed, 44-year-old Bostonian produced, directed and starred in Warner Bros.’ last Best Picture Oscar winner, Argo. He’s also made The Town and The Accountant for the company in the past few years. And Affleck not only plays the most important character, Batman/Bruce Wayne, in Warner’s latest round of DC Comics-based movies, »
- Bob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine
Author: Stefan Pape
Though thriving in its set-up, Ben Affleck’s return to the director’s chair for the first time since the Oscar winning Argo, falls short in its pay-off, becoming needlessly convoluted as we progress throughout the narrative. Attempting to cover so much ground and a myriad of characters and themes, the complexity proves detrimental, which is a shame, for when this feature is simple, it makes for an engaging cinematic experience.
The tale begins in Prohibition Era Boston, and whether he likes it or not, Joe Coughlin (Affleck) is married to the gangster life, mostly due to the fact he’s having an affair with Emma Gould (Sienna Miller), the partner of the uncompromising crime lord Albert White (Robert Glenister), head of the Irish mafia. An outlaw with a cop for a father (Brendan Gleeson), Joe’s secret is uncovered by a rival gang leader, and if »
- Stefan Pape
The Hammer Films Eis Fund will back film and TV projects.
The two companies are teaming on a new film fund called The Hammer Films Eis Fund which will offer private investors the opportunity to invest in a slate of Hammer branded film and TV productions.
The new fund will sit alongside Motion Picture Capital’s existing Eis fund and will only be accessible through a financial adviser.
Iconic horror label Hammer, best known for gothic horror films of the 1950’s including The Curse of Frankenstein, The Mummy and Christopher Lee’s Dracula, made a splash in 2012 with UK horror The Woman In Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, which became the highest-grossing British horror film on record, taking £21.3m in its home territory and going on to gross over $130m worldwide.
2014 productions included »
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Read our Live By Night review below.
Live By Night is Ben Affleck‘s fourth film as director after cutting his teeth with his debut feature, the impressive Gone Baby Gone, followed by the slightly superior The Town ,and then the Oscar-winning Argo. One might say that he’s on a cinematic roll, at least behind the camera, so it’s no surprise that he has aimed high for his latest, the period gangster epic Live By Night.
The film opens in 1920s Boston where Affleck’s character, local hoodlum Joe Coughlin is introduced as the son of the local chief of police (and Wwi veteran) Thomas Coughlin, played by Brendan Gleeson. Joe is carrying out petty crimes to finance his lifestyle, gradually moving up the crime food chain. »
- Paul Heath
Author: Jon Lyus
This evening the BFI Southbank played host to the European premiere of Ben Affleck’s latest film as director, Live By Night in London. Affleck also wrote the screenplay, adapted from Dennis Lehane’s 2012 novel, and leads a cast which includes Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Chris Cooper.
This is the second collaboration between Affleck and Lehane, the first being Gone Baby Gone which was Affleck’s directorial debut. The cast assembled at the riverside BFI venue and Scott Davis and Colin Hart were on the red carpet to interview the cast.
Live by Night Premiere Hyperlapse
During out interview with Ben Affleck, he speaks about Lehane’s books are so cinematic, how they jump off the page and how great they are visually and counted himself lucky to be »
- Jon Lyus
Young male talent is needed to portray various teenagers in the 10-part series, “Mr. Mercedes.” The Audience Network show stars Brendan Gleeson and is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It shoots Jan. 17 and 25 in Charleston, South Carolina. The project seeks male actors ages 13–15 who will be playing street hockey. Talent must be available for both shoot days; hired actors will be provided with some pay. “Mr. Mercedes” is slated to premiere in 2018. To learn more, check out the full listing here. And browse more gigs for kids and adults alike in Backstage casting, which you can sort by age! For industry advice just for kid actors and their parents, visit Backstage’s YouTube channel! »
Exclusive: Protagonist to handle sales and Element secures distribution rights to Parallel Films production backed by IFB and BFI.
Protagonist Pictures will handle worldwide sales for the project, a character-driven drama set in suburban Dublin, while Element Pictures Distribution will release in the UK and Ireland.
The film, supported by the Irish Film Board, RTE and the BFI, centers on two couples whose apparently solid marriages come under strain. Catherine Walker (Critical) and Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn) co-star.
Director O’Rowe is well-known for his stage plays, including Our Few and Evil Days and screenplays including Irish crime drama Intermission, starring Murphy and Colin Farrell, crime drama Perrier’s Bounty, with Murphy and Brendan Gleeson and Boy A, starring Andrew Garfield.
Murphy is a regular collaborator with O’Rowe, having starred »
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