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Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner to hunt Bonnie & Clyde in Netflix’s Highwayman

25 June 2017 9:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner are in talks to play legendary lawmen Frank Hamer and Manny Gault, the two former Texas Rangers tasked with hunting down notorious outlaws Bonnie & Clyde, in the drama Highwayman.

The site reports that Netflix is currently in talks to acquire the project from Universal Pictures, where it was set up four years ago. John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Founder) will direct, and has rewritten an earlier script from John Fusco (Young Guns, Hidalgo).

Rather than focussing on the two outlaw lovers, famously portrayed by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in 1967’s Bonnie & Clyde, Highwayman will explore the story from the point of view of the posse assembled by Hamer to bring their violent crime spree to and end. »

- Gary Collinson

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Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson circling new Netflix movie

21 June 2017 10:02 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jun 22, 2017

Highwaymen, a project once earmarked for Robert Redford and Paul Newman, is set to star Paul Newman and Robert Redford...

The mighty Kevin Costner is adding another film project to his work slate, with the news that he’s set to co-star with Woody Harrelson in a new film for Netflix by the name of Highwaymen.

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It’s a project that’s been around a long time this one, at one stage a possible vehicle for Robert Redford and Paul Newman. The current guise of the film will be directed by John Lee Hancock, who previously wrote the Kevin Costner-headlined A Perfect World, and directed The Founder and Saving Mr Banks.

Hancock has re-written the script too, from an earlier draft by John Dusco.

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Netflix In Early ‘Highwaymen’ Talks; Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson Eyed To Play Bonnie & Clyde-Hunting Lawmen

21 June 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Highwayman, the drama that once had Paul Newman and Robert Redford poised to play the veteran Texas Rangers who put an end to the violent robbery spree of Bonnie & Clyde, might finally find its way into production. Sources said Netflix is in early discussions to team Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner as the lawmen who hunted down Depression Era outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, with John Lee Hancock directing. To do this, Netflix is negotiating to… »

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‘The Founder’ Blu-ray Review

17 June 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Justin Randell Brooke, Kate Kneeland, Patrick Wilson | Written by Robert D. Siegel | Directed by John Lee Hancock

When you have a film looking at the origins of McDonald’s, you would think that the company would like it to be inspirational and positive. The tale of Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), The Founder is one of selfishness and pure ruthlessness that makes you side with his victims.

The story of Ray Kroc is the tale of a salesman who recognised something special in the fast food restaurant run by the McDonald Brothers. Recognising the potential of franchising what have created he wouldn’t let anything stand in his way, including the brothers themselves.

Michael Keaton is one of those actors who can take a role and infuse charisma into it, even if the character is an unlikable. »

- Paul Metcalf

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Competition: Win ‘The Founder’ on Blu-ray

14 June 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of The Founder, available on digital download, Blu-ray, and DVD now, we are offering Three people the chance to win a copy of the film on Blu-ray.

From StudioCanal comes the gripping true story of how an entrepreneur helped one restaurant become the world’s largest fast food chain. The incredible true story of how Ray Kroc (Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton; Spotlight, Birdman), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac (John Carroll Lynch; Jackie) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman; 22 Jump Street), who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. So impressed by the brothers’ ‘speedy system’, Kroc risked his marriage, bankruptcy and his reputation to create a billion-dollar empire that revolutionised the world.

From director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side) and writer Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler) comes a stunning and shocking portrayal of the man whose hunger for the »

- Phil Wheat

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Win a DVD bundle with The Founder

13 June 2017 6:02 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

To celebrate the release of the incredible true story The Founder, available on digital download, Blu-ray, and DVD from June 12th, we are offering 3 of you the chance to win a selection of ‘American Dream’-themed DVDs from Studiocanal including The Founder, Carol, Hell Or High Water, and 99 Homes.

The Founder: From StudioCanal comes the gripping true story of how an entrepreneur helped one restaurant become the world’s largest fast food chain.

The incredible true story of how Ray Kroc (Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton, Spotlight, Birdman), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac (John Carroll Lynch, Jackie) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman, 22 Jump Street), who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. So impressed by the brothers’ ‘speedy system’, Kroc risked his marriage, bankruptcy and his reputation to create a billion-dollar empire that revolutionised the world.

From director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, »

- Competitions

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Win a selection of American Dream-themed DVDs with ‘The Founder’

13 June 2017 2:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of the incredible true story The Founder, available on digital download, Blu-ray, and DVD from June 12th, we are offering you the chance to win a selection of ‘American Dream’-themed DVDs from Studiocanal including:

The Founder Carol Hell Or High Water 99 Homes

The Founder: From StudioCanal comes the gripping true story of how an entrepreneur helped one restaurant become the world’s largest fast food chain.

The incredible true story of how Ray Kroc (Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton, Spotlight, Birdman), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac (John Carroll Lynch, Jackie) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman, 22 Jump Street), who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. So impressed by the brothers’ ‘speedy system’, Kroc risked his marriage, bankruptcy and his reputation to create a billion-dollar empire that revolutionised the world.

From director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side) and »

- Paul Heath

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Fences; Loving; The Founder; The Student and more – review

11 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

It’s the films about the African American experience that provide this week’s dramatic highlights

Two very different kinds of awards-approved acting, both penetrating in their own way, are on display in Fences (Paramount, 12) and Loving (Universal, 12), a pair of stern, stately but intimate portraits of the black experience in mid-20th-century America. In the former, Viola Davis and Denzel Washington hurl the furiously worded speeches of playwright August Wilson at each other with blazing, bruising intensity – the thespian equivalent of bare-knuckle fighting. The latter, though, gives Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton about as many words in total as Davis and Washington burn through in a couple of minutes. As interracial spouses feeling the blunt force of the deep south’s disapproval, they communicate in the kind of expressive shorthand that develops when entire lives must be lived on the quiet; Negga, in particular, emotes with the exquisite pain »

- Guy Lodge

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The troubled production of DreamWorks’ first film

1 June 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jun 14, 2017

DreamWorks launched in a blaze of publicity – but its first film, The Peacemaker, was beset by problems…

Not since United Artists had launched in the 1930s had Hollywood seen anything quite like it. Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg – a trio with a lot of money and a big contacts book between them – came together to launch the first new studio in a generation. It was called DreamWorks Skg, and it was not short on ambition.

Katzenberg would be heading up its animation arm, and soon got to work, with the likes of Antz and The Prince Of Egypt getting things going. But on the live action side, the assumption that Spielberg would exclusively make his films for the studio quickly proved false. Post-the formation of DreamWorks, his first movie as director would instead be The Lost World: Jurassic Park for Universal. Only then would he »

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Tom Holland & Daisy Ridley Zombie Flick From Director Doug Liman Shoots This Summer

12 May 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Young adult novels may have waned in recent years — Hunger Games is finished, Maze Runner delayed, and the Divergent series has petered out — but that doesn’t necessarily make the prospects any less appealing to studios. Plus, given the right talent, any one of these books could be made into a kickass movies, and given the talent on board the upcoming Chaos Walking.

The film is based on the novel of the Chaos Walking book series from writer Patrick Ness, and if you’re unfamiliar, here is the official synopsis of the first book, The Knife Of Never Letting Go:

“Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, »

- Joseph Medina

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Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland Sci-Fi Drama ‘Chaos Walking’ Travels to Cannes With Lionsgate

12 May 2017 6:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate Intl. has added sci-fi drama “Chaos Walking,” directed by “The Bourne Identity” helmer Doug Liman, to its Cannes Market sales slate. The cast is led by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, who stars in “Spider-Man Homecoming.”

The script, which is based on the book series by Patrick Ness (“A Monster Calls”), was written by John Lee Hancock (“Snow White and the Huntsman”), Ness, and Charlie Kaufman (“Being John Malkovich”). The movie is produced by Allison Shearmur, whose credits include “Star Wars: Rogue One” and “Cinderella,” and Doug Davison, whose credits include “The Departed.”

The film centers on Todd Hewitt (Holland), who lives in Prentisstown, “seemingly the last settlement on the distant, rugged planet of New World,” according to a statement. The village was colonized “a generation earlier by settlers from Earth seeking a better life, [but] has been reduced to a population »

- Leo Barraclough

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‘The Founder’ Blu-ray Review: Intelligent Biopic About McDonald’s Founder Ray Kroc

7 May 2017 10:16 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Founder,  directed by John Lee Hancock, is a biopic about Ray Kroc the businessman behind the creation of the American cultural icon and cooperation McDonald’s. The film opens up by portraying two very opposing parties. The first is Ray Kroc. The audience first impression of Kroc is of a tired, aging and unsuccessful salesman. In the first opening […]

  Source: uInterview

The post ‘The Founder’ Blu-ray Review: Intelligent Biopic About McDonald’s Founder Ray Kroc appeared first on uInterview. »

- Catherine Valdez

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BBC Worldwide Announces $190 Million Drama Fund With Anton

13 April 2017 2:46 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

BBC Worldwide is partnering with Sebastien Raybaud’s Anton to create a £150 million ($190 million) fund for investment in high-end British drama with international appeal.

The Drama Investment Partnership will aim to speed up the process of bringing premium drama projects by British companies, such as upcoming series “McMafia” (pictured) and Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” into production by having funds available at the point of commission.

“With the Drama Investment Partnership, we are actively bringing new funding opportunities to the market, consistent with our history of pioneering financing and partnership deals,” Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Worldwide, said in a statement.

The fund is initially scheduled to run for three years. BBC Worldwide said it expected to greenlight a slate worth “at least £150 million” during that initial period. BBC Worldwide will select projects for development and investment to be financed through the partnership and also handle global marketing and distribution.

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- Robert Mitchell

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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Founder Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

10 April 2017 7:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“If I saw a competitor drowning, I’d shove a hose down his throat.”

Based on the true story, The Founder is coming to Digital HD on April 4 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and On Demand) April 18. Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman and Linda Cardellini, this fascinating look at the rise of a fast food empire comes with behind-the-scenes featurettes and more. 

Experience the rise of the biggest fast food franchise in history when the critically acclaimed The Founder which arrived on Digital HD on April 4 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand April 18 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, The Founder chronicles the rise of the biggest fast food chain in history. Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton (Best Actor, Birdman) leads the film’s super-sized cast, which includes Nick Offerman (TV’s “Parks and Recreation »

- Tom Stockman

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The Founder DVD Release Date Announced

3 March 2017 5:25 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

                         Michael Keaton Stars in the Provocative Look at an American Icon                                Arriving on Digital HD April 4 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on April 18

One of the most interesting and entertaining movies of 2016 is being released digitally and home theater in April.  Based on the true story of the rise of McDonalds, The Founder is coming to Digital HD on April 4 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and On Demand) April 18. Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman and Linda Cardellini, this fascinating look at the rise of a fast food empire comes with behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.  Take a look below of all the interesting special features tied along with the DVD release.

Blu-Ray/ DVD/ Digital HD Special Features

·       “The Story Behind the Story” Featurette

·       “Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc” Featurette

·       “The McDonald Brothers” Featurette

·       “The Production Design” Featurette

·       “Building McDonald’s: Time Lapse Video”

·       Press Conference »

- Michael Connally

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The Founder Arrives on Digital HD April 4th and Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD on April 18th

1 March 2017 5:35 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Based on the true story, The Founder is coming to Digital HD on April 4 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and On Demand) April 18. Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman and Linda Cardellini, this fascinating look at the rise of a fast food empire comes with behind-the-scenes featurettes and more. 

Experience the rise of the biggest fast food franchise in history when the critically acclaimed The Founder arrives on Digital HD onApril 4 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand April 18 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, The Founder chronicles the rise of the biggest fast food chain in history. Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton (Best Actor, Birdman) leads the film’s super-sized cast, which includes Nick Offerman (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), Linda Cardellini (TV’s “ER”), Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring), Bj Novak (TV’s “The Office »

- Tom Stockman

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The Founder review – bland fast-food biopic

19 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Michael Keaton stars as Ray Kroc, the man who turned McDonald’s into a global force, but this is flavourless stuff

If Morgan Spurlock’s gross-out documentary Super Size Me exposed the dangers of the McDonald’s Big Mac, The Founder is the fast-food franchise’s wholesome origin story. An attempt to recast its Henry Ford-style speedy system and memorable golden arches as hallmarks of all-American decency (and capitalist efficiency), John Lee Hancock’s bland biopic offers a sanitised and sympathetic take on the burger chain’s beginnings and the man who turned it into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.

Michael Keaton stars as Ray Croc, a persistent, Machiavellian salesman weaned on self-help tapes, who rebranded and franchised the San Bernardino burger bar started in 1940 by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch respectively). “Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent,” says Keaton’s Croc to the McDonalds, »

- Simran Hans

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‘The Founder’ Review

15 February 2017 4:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Justin Randell Brooke, Kate Kneeland, Patrick Wilson | Written by Robert D. Siegel | Directed by John Lee Hancock

Is there a more American director working in film than John Lee Hancock? He’s covered the Alamo; yanked Republican heartstrings in The Blind Side; and in Saving Mr. Banks he went to Disney World. Now he turns his attention to another great American institution: McDonald’s.

Michael Keaton, employing every tic and smirk at his disposal, plays Ray Kroc, a struggling salesman scouring the Midwest, desperate to offload his milkshake multi-mixers. Disillusioned by bad service and lengthy wait times, he happens upon a highly successful burger joint run by brothers Dick and Mac McDonald (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch). Through years of planning and experience they have perfected a system of fast food before it’s even a thing. »

- Rupert Harvey

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Second Opinion – The Founder (2016)

15 February 2017 3:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Founder, 2016.

Directed by John Lee Hancock.

Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini and Patrick Wilson.

Synopsis:

Salesman Ray Kroc discovers a burger restaurant in California that has revolutionised serving fast food and decides it has the potential to be something much bigger.  The biggest fast food chain in the world.

On the face of it, John Lee Hancock’s The Founder had awards bait written all over it.  Backed by The Weinstein Company, it was released at the right time to be considered, it had John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr Banks, The Blind Side) at the helm and, perhaps best of all, Michael Keaton at the top of the cast list.  All the ingredients were there – apart, of course, from the regulation two slices of pickle, equal squirts of ketchup and mustard and a standard size McDonald’s burger.

So what happened?  Reports »

- Freda Cooper

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Nick Offerman, B. J. Novak & John Carroll Lynch on the sour American Dream of The Founder

14 February 2017 8:14 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

The Founder tells the story of Ray Kroc, the McDonalds brothers and the idea that changed the way we eat forever. Director John Lee Hancock has assembled a fine cast to tell the story of the souring of the American Dream. Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc, and when we spoke to him he had his own views about the Kardashian effect, and the current state of the American Dream. Hancock also had his reasons for wanting to fill his historical drama with genuine human drama, and this is evident in his casting of actors John Carroll Lynch, Nick Offerman and B. J. Novak.

Offerman and Lynch play the McDonalds brothers (Dick and Mac), while Novak is on the other side of the moral line as Harry J. Sonneborn, an adviser to Ray Kroc. James Kleinmann sat down with the actors, and talked about the overarching theme of »

- Jon Lyus

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