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Guitarist and musician Mick Turner's resume speaks for itself. Not only has he earned acclaim as a member of instrumental outfit Dirty Three but he's also logged time as part of The Tren Brothers, while working with an array of artists and groups including Cat Power, Boxhead Ensemble, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and even contributed to the score of John Hillcoat's "The Proposition." But he's also been turning out records under his own name and so coming soon is his latest album Don't Tell The Driver, and he's got a pretty special video to go with it. Cam Archer directed the spot for "The Bird Catcher," and his collaboration with Turner began a few years ago when the filmmaker used some of his tracks for his feature "Shit Year." "I did the music for the film rather than the other way around. Without me actually seeing it, we talked »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A less-noticed component of Annapurna has been Panorama Media.
Launched at Cannes last year to move into the foreign sales arena, it’s enabled Ellison to use foreign pre-sales to cover part of the production costs and be a player in the increasingly vital international market.
Panorama, headed by industry vets Marc Butan and Kim Fox, comes to Afm with “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” Jessica Chastain’s “The Zookeeper’s Wife” and James Gray’s “Lost City of Z,” starring Robert Pattinson and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Butan said Panorama started with a skeleton staff of three.
“We formally launched »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: HanWay Select boards 20,000 Days on Earth; Madman pre-buys Australia.
HanWay’s specialty arm HanWay Select has boarded Nick Cave music documentary 20,000 Days on Earth.
Directed by visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, and featuring an original score by Cave and regular collaborator Warren Ellis, the film features staged footage and real-life recordings of acclaimed Australian musician Cave and his bands.
HanWay has acquired world rights, excluding UK and Australia, with the latter being pre-bought by Madman in a deal with the producers.
Currently in production, delivery is scheduled for early 2014 with theatrical rollout later in the year.
The film weaves drama and reality in a fictionalised 24 hours in the life of the acclaimed musician, author and screenwriter Cave, known for his bands Nick Cave and the Bad »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
When it was announced that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were making a film featuring their usual troupe playing cartoonish versions of themselves at the end of the world it was clear they intended to leave us laughing as they go. The film is out today on Blu-ray and DVD and the time is nigh to take a look at other big screen concoctions of hilarity and calamity.
As you may imagine there aren’t too many choices, with many cinemapocalypses going for the grandest depiction of the ultimate tragedy. Roland Emmerich’s 2012 is a very different catastrophe to Von Trier’s wistful, beautiful Melancholia, the unfairly under seen 4:44 Last Day on Earth deals in a deep-seated routine combined with a brutal sense of helplessness in the final 24 hours of existence. The numerous zombie/infection disaster movies have the world thrown into a mass panic. Either way there aren »
- Jon Lyus
Remember the scene in 2011's raucous school-com Bad Teacher wherein Cameron Diaz's eponymous flawed educator washes a car in an erotic manner?
When word first reached us that Cameron Diaz was joining Ridley Scott's The Counsellor, which boasts a screenplay penned by Cormac McCarthy and a cast led by Michael Fassbender, this was not the comparison we expected to be making.
Nevertheless, here it is.
In The Counsellor, Diaz's character Malkina - who's been singled out by many critics as the highlight of a middling film - takes it one step further, and has actual sex with a car.
So that'll be the scene whose filming was guarded "like a military operation" then.
The sequence in question unfolds like this: Michael Fassbender's shark-eyed, in-over-his-head Counsellor is having a conversation with his new business associate, seedy club owner Reiner (Javier Bardem).
"What is it you'd like to forget? »
Moviegoers are starting to pick up on what Hollywood already knows: Dane DeHaan is going to be a movie star. Remember when theater-trained actress Jessica Chastain was first being cast in movie after movie? That's what's been happening to DeHaan, who is 27, ever since he broke out in the HBO series "In Treatment," as Jesse, one of therapist Gabriel Byrne's patients. DeHaan made his Broadway debut in 2008 with David Mamet's "American Buffalo"; in 2010, DeHaan won an Obie for his performance Off-Broadway in "The Aliens." His first film was John Sayles' "Amigo" in 2011. Then came roles in indie sci-fi sleeper "Chronicle"; playing Ryan Gosling's son in Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines"; small roles in John Hillcoat's period drama "Lawless" and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"; and this fall, John Krokidas' Sundance hit "Kill Your Darlings." Set in 1944, this murder mystery involves the young »
- Anne Thompson
Moviegoers are starting to pick up on what Hollywood already knows: Dane DeHaan is going to be a movie star. Remember when theater-trained actress Jessica Chastain kept being cast in movie after movie? That's what's been happening to DeHaan, who is 27, ever since he broke out in the HBO series "In Treatment," as Jesse, one of therapist Gabriel Byrne's patients. DeHaan made his Broadway debut in 2008 with David Mamet's "American Buffalo"; in 2010, DeHaan won an Obie for his performance Off-Broadway in "The Aliens." His first film was John Sayles' "Amigo" in 2011. Then came roles in indie sci-fi sleeper "Chronicle"; playing Ryan Gosling's son in Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines"; small roles in John Hillcoat's period drama "Lawless" and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"; and coming this fall, John Krokidas' Sundance hit "Kill Your Darlings." Set in 1944, this murder mystery involves the young poet Allen Ginsberg. »
- Anne Thompson
James Franco hits all new levels of bleak in As I Lay Dying, his third directorial turn in less than a year and a weighty exercise in unorthodox editing techniques and dyspeptic murmurings. While its source novel remains one of the most brilliantly observed pieces of literature in modern history, this cinematic adaptation merely lives to see itself crushed under the weight of its own extended pomposity.
The plot arc follows the ongoing travails of the Bundren family, a motley band of Depression-era Southerners living in a Mississippi backwater. The narrative revolves around the corpse of the recently deceased Addie (Beth Grant), a matriarchal exception in a world dominated by men, and the her remaining family’s struggle-laden strivance to give her an appropriate burial. Of course, each character has both their own agenda and perspective on their task, and Addie’s lifeless body spends much of the runtime playing »
- Dom Mill
Robert Pattinson ‘Life’: Pattinson to play James Dean photographer and travel companion Dennis Stock Robert Pattinson is keeping himself busy. Pattinson is reportedly going to play Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock in the aptly titled Life, to be directed by Anton Corbijn, himself a photographer. Dane DeHaan is slated to co-star as Stock’s traveling companion and photographic subject James Dean. The screenplay, chronicling the relationship between the young photographer and the Hollywood-legend-to-be, is by Luke Davies. (Photo: Robert Pattinson.) According to The Hollywood Reporter, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, among whose producing credits are Tom Hooper’s Best Picture Academy Award winner The King’s Speech and the Steve McQueen / Michael Fassbender sex addiction drama Shame, will bring Life to life (sorry, I couldn’t resist) via See Saw Films. FilmNation will reportedly be looking for foreign buyers at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. As per the Reporter, Life »
- Andre Soares
Charlie Hunnam: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ gets its Christian Grey (photo: shirtless Charlie Hunnam in ‘Pacific Rim’) In the last couple of weeks, the world has been rocked by several revelations that have left earthlings — depending on their particular expectations, prejudices, and mental health — infuriated, terrified, shocked, thrilled. Am I referring to the reported chemical attacks in Syria and the Obama administration’s determination that the U.S. should get involved in that country’s bloody civil war? Syrius Chemical Civil War? Is Obama endorsing a new video game? Is it in 3D? Nope, that’s not what I’m talking about. Nor am I referring to the ivory trade and the relentless poaching of African elephants, which will quite possibly lead to their extinction in the very, very near future. Or to the nearly 1,000 manatees and dolphins that have met with slow and agonizing deaths in Florida’s grossly polluted waterways. »
- Andre Soares
Fifty Shades of Grey, the fastest-selling book of all time, has been in the running for an adaptation for a little while now.
Needless to say, the rumours have been circulating for a while now as to who will be taking the leading roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, and now the wait is over, with author E.L. James herself announcing the casting.
Courtesy of Amazon, here’s the synopsis for the original novel:
When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Moving right along from his well-received “As I Lay Dying,” James Franco hurls himself into the work of one of Faulkner’s spiritual descendants with this determinedly rough and ragged take on Cormac McCarthy’s chilling 1973 novel, “Child of God.” Descending into the cavernous lower depths of human depravity inhabited by Lester Ballard, modern literature’s most famous necrophile, Franco has emerged with an extremely faithful, suitably raw but still relatively hemmed-in adaptation that compares favorably with his earlier films, yet falls short of achieving a truly galvanizing portrait of social and sexual deviance. If commercial success remains well out of reach for a film with this many bodily fluids and violated corpses, the picture’s artistic seriousness and the unimpeachable commitment of Scott Haze in the Ballard role should nonetheless keep Franco’s partisans energized. A plum berth in the New York Film Festival will follow its North American premiere in Toronto. »
- Justin Chang
When James Franco announced that he wanted to write and direct an adaptation of William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying,” most of us scoffed at the idea and said that it was a story that would never make for a good movie. Franco being Franco, he went ahead and did the job anyway, and now he’s got a completed As I Lay Dying film that debuted at Cannes and is scheduled for a limited theatrical release in the Us at the end of September. Point for James Franco. Never one to take a break from giving himself challenges, Franco then moved on to adapting another challenging work from another titan of the literary game, Cormac McCarthy’s “Child of God.” If you’re familiar with The Road, which John Hillcoat adapted from another McCarthy work, or even No Country For Old Men, which was the Coen brothers’ take on one of his stories, then »
- Nathan Adams
So Bible movies are a thing again we guess. Next spring, Darren Aronofsky goes to the cinematic pulpit with "Noah," and it seems to have kickstarted a frenzy for studios to bring God to big screen, because before the year is out, Ridley Scott will go all Old Testament with "Exodus." With shooting slated to begin soon he's beginning to put the pieces together with his cast. This past spring, Christian Bale was courted and it seems he's still on board, and now he's got a co-star. Joel Edgerton is now adding Ridley Scott to the list of acclaimed directors he's worked with — John Hillcoat, Baz Luhrmann, Kathryn Bigelow — coming on board "Exodus" to play the ancient Pharoah Ramses. It's not clear how big the scope of the film— penned by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, with a rewrite from Steve Zaillian — will be, but it's clear that the Moses »
- Kevin Jagernauth
What I said last time about the summer being a fairly quiet time for the streaming world, please disregard. Rather than wait for the autumn when people are more inclined to slump on a sofa in front of the tube, Netflix, Lovefilm and a new contender have decided that everyone just loves good movies and TV and so have flooded the marketplace with good content in a battle to outdo one another. The winner again is you the consumer and the hardest part may be to actually choose just one of these outlets to subscribe to.
That new contender I talked about is Sky, who has thrown their hat into the ring with Now TV, which is essentially an on demand version of their Sky Movie channels available over the internet. If you have seen the Now TV website and thought they didn’t actually have much content then think again. »
- Chris Holt
Directed by Hillcoat and written by Matt Cook, Triple Nine follows a group of corrupt cops who try and plan a bank heist. In case you didn’t know, “triple nine” is a police time when they need extra assistance.
It is unclear as to who will be joining Hunnam in Triple Nine just yet, but it is to believed that Hillcoat wanted to reunite with Lawless star Shia LeBeouf for another project. We wonder if LeBeouf would be able to beat up Hunnam like he supposedly did Tom Hardy…
- Lucy Cave
Right now Charlie Hunnam plays a hero in the sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim, but he's headed to more grounded dramatic territory on the big screen soon. The Wrap has word that Hunnam is currently attached to star in Triple Nine, a new police thriller from Lawless director John Hillcoat. Shia Labeouf was once in line to lead the film in 2010, but it appears he's fallen away over the years. In addition, Christoph Waltz and Cate Blanchett are in talks to star in the film which follows a group of thieves who plan to kill a young Lapd cop to divert the police away from a daring heist they're perpetrating across town. Read on! The title refers to the police code that indicates an officer needs assistance. Hunnam is playing the star officer who ends up being targeted for harm to complete the heist sucessfully, while Waltz will play his uncle, »
- Ethan Anderton
From Pacific Rim to Triple Nine! We’ve just learned that Charlie Hunnam is in some serious talks to join John Hillcoat‘s upcoming cop-drama, and if negotiations with Sons of Anarchy star work out – he would come on board to play… well, the cop. Head inside to find more details about the whole thing… So, at this moment we know that Hillcoat will direct the movie from a script written by Matt Cook, which will follow a group of corrupt cops who plan a major heist. Or, as THR reports, the movie is about an L.A. heist in which a group of thieves plan to kill...
- Jeanne Standal
The last time we heard any news about the John Hillcoat-directed heist thriller Triple Nine, it was 2010 and Shia Labeouf was set to be his leading man. But that fell through and Hillcoat made the Depression-era crime drama Lawless with Labeouf in the meantime. But the project is back on the table thanks to Anonymous Content, and Charlie Hunnam is attached to take over the lead role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Producers are also looking at Oscar-winners Christoph Waltz and Cate Blanchett to star, but there are no negotiations being made at this point. Triple Nine, written by newcomer Matt Cook, would star Hunnam as a police officer in L.A. targeted by a group of criminals who plan on murdering him in order to draw attention away from a larger crime happening elsewhere in the city. The film.s title comes from the police code 999, which stands »
Now that would be a triple threat.
Charlie Hunnam is set to star in "Lawless" director John Hillcoat's "Triple Nine," reports TheWrap. He'll take on the role of a young Lapd officer who gets caught up in a deadly heist scheme, a part originally slated for "Lawless" star Shia Labeouf.
The much-delayed crime thriller -- it was supposed to film this spring -- centers on a ring of thieves who plan to kill Hunnam's rookie cop on a bid to divert the law from their true crime, an audacious heist. "Triple Nine" (or 999) is a reference to the police code for officer down.
Cate Blanchett and Christoph Waltz are reportedly in talks for key roles, with Blanchett circling the part of a mob boss's manipulative wife and Waltz eyeing the part of Hunnam's uncle, a fellow cop investigating the heist.
Filming may start as early as this fall, to »
- Laura Larson
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