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Toshi tends to start a movie night with a sort of weird meditative state he goes into while standing in front of the bookcase full of his Blu-rays. He can stand there for a half-hour reading titles and asking me questions, and it always entertains me to hear him slowly circle in on the thing he wants to see. Just because there have been some R-rated titles in the mix recently doesn't mean it's become a free-for-all, and there are plenty of things Toshi would like to watch that I still believe he's not ready to see, leading to some tense negotiations. What I find most interesting about those negotiations is how vividly I remember holding them from the other end of the equation. When I wanted to see a film as a kid, if my parents had any problem with it, I would turn into Clarence Darrow. I would »
- Drew McWeeny
Read More: Image Entertainment Acquires Indie Horror 'Some Kind of Hate' Image Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights to Jackie Early Haley's new film "Criminal Activities." The deal was announced by parent company Rlj's CEO of Image Brands, Mark Ward, who called the film, "A smart, witty extremely commercial thriller with elements of 'Boiler Room' and 'Reservoir Dogs' and an ending you don't see coming." From the official synopsis: "'Criminal Activities' tells the story of four young men who, while acting on an inside tip, invest in a 'sure thing' only to discover the deal going south which putting them in trouble with the mob." Oscar nominee Jackie Earle Haley ("Little Children," "Watchmen") directs and stars in the film, which was written by Robert Lowell. John Travolta ("Pulp Fiction"), Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey"), Michael Pitt ("Boardwalk Empire"), Christopher »
- Becca Nadler
Diamond Pictures is handling international sales in Cannes. Wme Global repped the filmmakers.
Haley directed “Criminal Activities” from Robert Lowell’s script. He also co-stars with Travolta, Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), Michael Pitt (“Boardwalk Empire”), Christopher Abbott (“Girls”), Rob Brown and Edi Gathegi (“X-Men: First Class”).
Image is planning a theatrical release in the fall. The film tells the story of four young men who, while acting on an inside tip, invest in a “sure thing” only to discover the deal going south, thereby putting them in trouble with the mob.
- Dave McNary
Image Entertainment acquired the North American and UK rights to Criminal Activities, the Jackie Earle Haley-directed and Robert Lowell-scripted film that stars Haley, John Travolta, Dan Stevens, Michael Pitt, Christopher Abbott, Rob Brown and Edi Gathegi. Film will be released in the fall. Pic tells the story of four young men who, while acting on an inside tip, invest in a “sure thing” only to discover the deal going south while putting them in trouble with the… »
Exclusive: The distributor has acquired North American and UK rights to the John Travolta thriller, which Diamond Pictures is selling on the Croisette.
“This is a smart, witty, extremely commercial thriller with elements of Boiler Room and Reservoir Dogs and an ending you don’t see coming,” said Mark Ward, chief acquisitions officer for the Image brands at Image parent company Rlj Entertainment. “We’re excited to bring this film with a star-studded cast to the big screen.”
Image plans an autumn theatrical release on the film after Ward and Matt Hooper brokered the deal with Wme Global.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Hot off the British General Elections comes the destruction of Big Ben, one of London’s most famous landmarks in this first teaser poster for the late-Fall opener London Has Fallen.
The film, which is the sequel to the 2013 success Olympus Has Fallen, sees Gerard Butler return as Secret Service agent Mike Banning who travels to England’s capital with Aaron Eckhart’s President Benjamin Asher, Angela Bassett’s Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs and Morgan Freeman’s Speaker Trumbull for the funeral of Britain’s Prime Minister, where it all starts to kick off.
As you can see from this destructive poster, our lovely city takes a bit of a battering, and it’s up to Banning to save the day. Die Hard in London indeed.
- Paul Heath
The first film, Olympus Has Fallen, was a hit in 2013, grossing over $160 million worldwide. Original director Antoine Fuqua has moved on to be replaced by Babak Najafi (Banshee), but original cast members Gerald Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo and Morgan Freeman return, joined this time by Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), Alon Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises) and Colin Salmon (24: Live Another Day).
After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the »
- Scott J. Davis
There goes Big Ben. Considering the results of the election in the UK today, it's a particularly perfect time for Focus Features to drop this poster for London Has Fallen. This sequel to Olympus Has Fallen is not the Roland Emmerich one (that was White House Down), instead it's the one with Gerard Butler. Who, believe it or not, is back for this sequel being directed by Babak Najafi. The massive cast includes: Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Sean O’Bryan, Alon Aboutboul and Waleed Zuaiter. None of them are seen on this poster, because it's just a shot of the Big Ben clocktower being blown out. I guess we'll find out who did this later? Here's the first teaser poster for Babak Najafi's London Has Fallen, provided directly by Focus Features: The sequel to the »
- Alex Billington
It’s not necessarily a novel observation, but “Pitch Perfect,” the Universal studio comedy about the world of competitive college-level a cappella, a surprise 2012 hit, is modeled after a classic sports comedy picture. The girl-powered sing-along comedy had the exact same paradigm: there’s an reluctant outsider cajoled into joining a foreign, often “uncool” world (think Jackie Earle Haley in “The Bad News Bears”) and the team sport personnel is a rag tag group of misfits that can’t get it together. Of course the disinclined outlier is always the missing link that helps the team discover their voice and identity. Outside of the too-colorful color commentators — a more contemporary trend lifted from films like “Dodgeball” and “Best In Show” — the surprisingly diverting but enjoyable “Pitch Perfect” followed the classic sports movie formula to the letter. But if the charming and lighthearted original film hit all the right notes, then »
- Rodrigo Perez
There were two “Die Hard in the White House” movies in 2013: Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down. Sadly, it’s the former—which is more self-serious and therefore more disturbing—that’s getting the sequel. Focus Features has now released the first London Has Fallen poster, and unsurprisingly, it highlights the destruction on a major monument. Specifically, Big Ben is being blown out in this international teaser poster, but you can see that the rest of London is burning in the background. It will be interesting to see what others tourist destinations will be destroyed: London Bridge? Buckingham Palace? Piccadilly Circus? By the way, this isn’t me joking. This is literally from the original plot synopsis [emphasis mine]: However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, »
- Matt Goldberg
Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney on the Red Carpet Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney Oscars photo Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre at (almost) the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in downtown Hollywood. Ruffalo was a 2011 Best Supporting Actor nominee for his role as a chauvinistic male slob who disrupts the family life of a lesbian couple in Lisa Cholodenko's Best Picture contender The Kids Are All Right. The dramatic comedy co-stars Best Actress nominee Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson, and Mia Wasikowska. This was Ruffalo's first Academy Award nomination. As it turned out, The Kids Are All Right didn't win a single statuette on Sunday night. But at the 2011 Spirit Awards held the day before, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg's screenplay was chosen as the best of the year among independent films. »
- D. Zhea
Production has officially commenced on the set of David Ayer's (Fury, End of Watch) Suicide Squad. Today on twitter, Ayer revealed the start of filming with a shapshot of a slate accompanied by the text, "Day one". The slate also confirms that he's re-teaming with cinematographer Roman Vasyanov, who previously collaborated with Ayer on Fury and End of Watch. Warner Bros.'s mega-budget Dcu villain team-up features an all-star cast including Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as The Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. The film also stars Scott Eastwood, Jim Parrack, Adam Beach and Ike Barinholtz and is due in theaters August 5, 2016. Check out Ayer's tweet below: Day 1 #SuicideSquadpic.twitter.com/rEo5qCMfAh — David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 13, 2015 Ayer has been keeping busy on social media, »
- Haleigh Foutch
With Suicide Squad only weeks away from the start of production, director David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) took to twitter today to release the first image of assembled cast. The photo comes from a script readthrough, and offers fans the first look at the star-studded cast. There's not a lot to get from this picture since nobody's in costume or on set, but everyone looks appropriately excited to be there. Suicide Squad stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. The character fans are most intrigued to see is Jared Leto's take on The Joker, and while Leto was absent for the readthrough (he's currently on tour), the actor has teased his transformation into the character over social media numerous times in the past few weeks. »
- Haleigh Foutch
There’s a lot going on in Suicide Squad. We’ve got Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as The Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, but then there’s also a report that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast as Killer Croc, Jackie Earle Haley is being considered for The Thinker and apparently Scott Eastwood and Raymond Olubowale are in the mix as well. Is there room for one more? Perhaps Jason Todd? Check out the story details Latino Review's El Mayimbe just revealed on Instagram. (Warning! There are plot spoilers in this post.) Rt! #DC #Rumor #BatmanvSupermanDawnofJustice Jason Todd's uniform is in a display case inside the Batcave! In fact, The Joker & Harley Quinn are estranged in Suicide Squad because she feels guilt over the death of Todd. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Here's some updates on a couple of comic book movies that are gearing up to roll in front of cameras. First off, "Suicide Squad" is due to start lensing this month, and is putting the finishing touches on their cast. According to Latino Review and The Wrap, Scott Eastwood and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be joining the fun (Jackie Earle Haley is also rumored to play the character The Thinker, but it's not confirmed as of yet) . The former has bagged what is little more than a cameo role as Scott Trevor, the love interest to Wonder Woman, and a Colonel in A.R.G.U.S., (Advanced Research Group for Uniting Super-Humans), who doesn't believe that Amazons are a threat to security. The latter, meanwhile, will play Batman baddie, Killer Croc. Like Jared Leto's The Joker, we presume we'll get a small taste of the character in the movie »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jared Leto is a multitasker. The actor is currently on tour with his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, and during shows it looks like he’s testing out his Joker voice for Suicide Squad. Granted, an audience that shows up to his concert is going to love whatever he does unless it’s “Durrr, I’M The Joker Hardy Har Har." If this is his Joker voice, it sounds like he’s not going too far off the beaten path. Basically, he’s descending his voice into a gravelly pitch. However, it’s not really the “voice” that matters as much as the laugh. The laugh is what makes the character terrifying and sets him apart from a common street thug. Maybe Leto will test that out a show sometime down the line. In the meantime, check out this video of Leto possibly giving us a taste of what could be »
- Matt Goldberg
Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen managed to emerge as the more capable of two practically-identical films released around the same time. Roland Emmerich, now heading into production on Independence Day 2, rocked up with his explosive jaunt into the same territory for White House Down. Was the deciding factor in which one would earn a sequel down to its leading men? Or was it simply a matter of brains over brawn? Whatever the reason, we’re now months away from a Gerard Butler-led sequel instead of a Channing Tatum one.
Oh, and Fuqua’s out too for the uniquely-titled London Has Fallen. In case the swapped out location didn’t alert you, this time the terrorist target has shifted from the Us to the UK capital. Behind the camera this time is Babak Najafi, who is directing most of the original film’s cast including Gerard Butler as »
- Gem Seddon
Millennium Films and Focus Features have released a new poster and banner for London Has Fallen, the upcoming sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, which shifts the action to the UK and reunites cast members Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. Check them out here…
The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.
London Has Fallen opens on »
- Gary Collinson
The information below should be taken with a grain of salt for now, as there isn't much solid information to back it up aside from the rumor reported by Latino Review, but according to the site it seems Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) might be joining DC Comics' growing cinematic universe -- ahem, multiverse -- via a role in Warner Bros.' forthcoming adaptation of Suicide Squad. According to the rumor, Haley's name has been tossed around as a possible actor to take on the role of The Thinker, a supervillain who, per the comic book cell in the Instagram post embedded below, has "beyond genius-level I.Q., but suffers from a nerve-degenerating disease that is beginning to cripple him." In his most popular incarnation, as a failed lawyer turned villainous mastermind, The Thinker has technologically derived telekinesis and mind control via a metal hat, which is pretty cool if »
- Jordan Benesh
Latino-Review's El Mayimbe is at it again with his Suicide Squad scoops, this time claiming he's heard Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Robocop) is being eyed to play The Thinker in the David Ayer film. While even he says to take this with a grain of salt, it's possible that The Thinker could still appear in the movie with a different actor playing the character. There have been three supervillains in the DC comics who have used the name The Thinker (or just Thinker), »
- Jesse Giroux
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