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DiCaprio and Inarritu's Revenge Thriller 'The Revenant' Ready to Roll

15 April 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Back in late 2012 Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel) put his wilderness thriller The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, on hold and began work on Birdman, which will be hitting theaters later this year. Now, Revenant is back on with DiCaprio still topping the picture, which will head into production this fall for a late 2015 release through New Regency's distribution deal with 20th Century Fox. amz asin="0786710276" size="small"The film, which is based on Michael Punke's novel, "The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge" with a screenplay by Inarritu and Mark L. Smith (Vacancy), finds DiCaprio playing Hugh Glass, a 19th century fur trapper who is mauled by a grizzly bear, left for dead and then robbed. When he survives against all odds, he sets out on a treacherous journey to exact revenge on his betrayers. At one point Sean Penn was being courted to play one of the robbers. No word »

- Brad Brevet

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed For ‘James Bond’ Villain

4 April 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After scoring big with Javier Bardem as its last Bond villain, MGM and Sony may be targeting another Oscar-nominated actor to play 007′s nemesis in the next James Bond pic. Sources tell Variety that Chiwetel Ejiofor is the top choice to play the villain in Sony and MGM’s next installment in the James Bond series. No offer has been made yet and scheduling would still have to be worked out but sources insist he is the front-runner for the job.

The studio had no comment.

Daniel Craig is already set to return as Bond with Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris set to return as well. “Skyfall” helmer Sam Mendes will again direct.

Plot details are unknown at this time. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson will produce with John Logan penning the script. The plan is start production in the summer in order to meet the pic’s release date of Nov. »

- Justin Kroll

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‘The Walking Dead’ Star Joins ‘Triple Nine’

2 April 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Walking Dead fan-favourite Norman Reedus has joined the cast of cop thriller Triple Nine.

Directed by John Hillcoat (Lawless, The Road), the project already has Kate Winslet (Divergent), Woody Harrelson (True Detective), Casey Affleck (Ain’T Them Bodies Saints), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Michael Pena (End Of Watch), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Gal Gadot (Batman Vs. Superman) signed up. The plot focuses on a group of corrupt police officers who come into contact with an evil Russian gang. When the mobsters blackmail the officers into performing an almost impossible heist, the only way for it to succeed is if they create a 999 (Triple Nine), the code for ‘officer down’. However, when their rookie/victim figures out their plan, all hell breaks loose.

This sounds extraordinary; just take a look at that cast list, jam-packed with talent! »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Casting: Reedus, Reilly, Caan, Grace

1 April 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Triple Nine

Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead") has joined the ensemble cast of John Hillcoat's "Triple Nine" at Open Road Films. Filming begins this summer.

The story follows a crew of dirty cops blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down." Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack. [Source: Deadline]

Lobster

John C. Reilly, Ashley Jensen, Michael Smiley and Jessica Barden are set to join Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in Yorgos Lanthimos' English-language debut "The Lobster". Filming is now underway in Ireland.

Set in the near future, the story posits that single people are arrested and obliged to find a mate within 45 days of their incarceration in a hotel. If they fail to do so, they are transformed into »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Ben Stiller in talks for 'I Am Chippendales'; Plus, Norman Reedus, more

31 March 2014 4:58 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Ben Stiller is in talks to star in I Am Chippendales, the true story of the fraught ascent of the male stripper revue, based on Rodney Sheldon’s book. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty star would play Nicolas de Noia, a former choreographer who helped usher the show into the mainstream. The story will focus on founder Steve Banerjee. Alan Ball, best known for his work as an executive producer on shows like True Blood, Banshee, and Six Feet Under, will direct. [Variety]

The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus has boarded the cast of John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine about »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Norman Reedus Joins Triple Nine

31 March 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Just when we thought director John Hillcoat had exhausted the ranks of great people to put into his new heist thriller Triple Nine, he finds yet another name. Hillcoat now has The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus aboard for the film, which will shoot this summer.Matt Cook wrote the script, which finds a crew of dirty cops blackmailed by the Russian mob into pulling off a near-impossible heist. In order to distract attention away from their complicated crime, they look to create an “officer down” situation, setting up an unsuspecting rookie (Casey Affleck) to die. He, however, has other ideas, and goes on the attack.Reedus, who has just finished his fourth season playing fan-favourite Daryl Dixon on the zombie series, is joining a cast already swelled by the likes of Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot and Teresa Palmer. With financing in place and a shoot finally scheduled, »

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Norman Reedus Joins Triple Nine; Byung-hun Lee Boards Terminator: Genesis; Jonny Weston Gets Taken 3; Tumbledown Fills out Its Cast

31 March 2014 4:12 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's the latest casting news of the day: Norman Reedus will join John Hillcoat's Triple Nine, starring Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot. Byung-hun Lee is the latest to join Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genesis, along with Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt. Jonny Weston takes on Olivier Megaton's Taken 3, starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, and Forest Whitaker. Sean Mewshaw's Tumbledown, a comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, adds Dianna AgronGriffin DunneRichard Masur, and Blythe Danner. Hit the jump for more on each film. Deadline reports that Reedus will spend his hiatus for The Walking Dead filming Triple Nine.  Scripted by Matt Cook, the thriller sees a crew of dirty cops blackmailed by the Russian mob into executing a near-impossible heist. In order to pull it off, they cook up a 999, police code for “officer down. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Norman Reedus Joins Triple Nine’s Impressive Cast

31 March 2014 4:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline is reporting that the already very impressive cast of John Hillcoat’s upcoming Triple Nine just got a little more exciting. Thanks to a hiatus from AMC’s The Walking Dead, Norman Reedus now has some free time in his schedule and he’ll be spending it on the set of the upcoming heist film.

Set to star, get ready for it, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot, the Matt Cook scripted thriller sees a group of crooked cops blackmailed by the Russian mafia into pulling off an impossible heist. The only way for them to succeed is to kill one of their own. Of course, complications ensue when the rookie cop that’s supposed to die ends up surviving and throws off their entire plan.

With each new cast member announced for Triple Nine, my confidence in the film grows. »

- Matt Joseph

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'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Joins 'Triple Nine'; Joe Manganiello Heads To 'Tumbledown' & More

31 March 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

John Hillcoat always nabs great casts. “Lawless” had Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, I’m Not Famous Anymore, and many others. And now Deadline reports that “Walking Dead” dirtbag Norman Reedus has joined the cast of his latest, the contemporary cop thriller “Triple Nine.” This spectacular cast already includes Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Kate Winslet and Gal Gadot. Damyo. Nick Cave will likely write the score again.  Principal photography has begun on “Tumbledown,” a romantic comedy that already stars Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall. And with production underway, the rest of the cast has been announced. It will include Dianna Agron, Griffin Dunne, Richard Masur, Blythe Danner and Joe Manganiello. The movie centers on a woman (Hall) unable to move on after the death of her husband, an acclaimed musician. Struggling to write »

- Edward Davis

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'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Joins 'Triple Nine' Ensemble Cast

31 March 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following last night's season finale of "The Walking Dead," one of the fan favorite stars of the show will be busy during a break from the show as Deadline reports Norman Reedus has joined the ensemble cast of the crime thriller Triple Nine. John Hillcoat is directing the film about a crew of dirty cops forced by the Russian mob to pull of a seemingly impossible heist. Calling in a fake "999" (code for "officer down") is the only way to make it work, but the whole plan goes belly-up and all hell breaks loose. It's not clear what role Reedus is taking, but he would make a great corrupt cop or criminal, so he'll fit in with either side of the law. Reedus joins an insane cast that also includes Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Woody HarrelsonAaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Kate Winslet and Gal Gadot. Reedus has a »

- Ethan Anderton

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'The Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Joins 'Triple Nine'

31 March 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has joined the cast of the upcoming crime thriller Triple Nine from Open Road Films and director John Hillcoat (Lawless, The Road).

No details were given regarding the actor's character, but he joins a cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christoph Waltz, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Michael Pe&#241a and Woody Harrelson.

Matt Cook wrote the screenplay, which centers on a group of cops who are blackmailed by the Russian mafia to pull off an impossible heist. They realize that the only way to do so is by setting up a fellow officer to be killed, although their plan backfires when the rookie cop they set up to die foils their attack. The title refers to 999, the police code for "officer down."

Steve Golin, Keith Redmon and Bard Dorros are producing, with shooting is scheduled to begin this summer. »

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‘Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Joins John Hillcoat Ensemble Cop Drama ‘Triple Nine’

31 March 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus will spend his hiatus from the AMC show in the stellar ensemble cast of Triple Nine, the John Hillcoat-directed heist film that begins production this summer. Open Road Films pre-bought domestic distribution rights just prior to Berlin and will release the film wide next year. Reedus, who just completed his fourth season playing Daryl Dixon, joins Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman in the Batman Vs. Superman film). Matt Cook scripted the thriller, in which a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down.” Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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The Walking Dead Star Norman Reedus Boards Triple Nine

31 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Norman Reedus, best known for playing Daryl Dixon on AMC's "The Walking Dead," has joined the cast of director John Hillcoat's Triple Nine , Deadline reports. He joins an ensemble cast that includes Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Kate Winslet, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson and Gal Gadot. Featuring a screenplay by Matt Cook, Triple Nine centers on a L.A. heist in which a group of thieves plan to kill a cop (a "Code 999" in police parlance) to divert authorities from their own crime scene across town. Bard Dorros, Steve Golin and Keith Redmon are producing through Anonymous Content with Megan Ellison financing through Panorama Media. (Photo Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN.com) »

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Editorial: 10 Directors Who Should Be Attached to Comic Book Movies

30 March 2014 10:03 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

With comic book movies becoming an increasingly popular sub-genre in Hollywood, I decided to take a look at some of the industry’s greatest contemporary directing talents and match them with projects best-suited to their skills as storytellers. Here are my top ten directors who should be attached to comic book movies.   John Hillcoat   Notable Works: The Road, Lawless Projects He Would Be Suited For: All-Star Western Old Man Logan   With John Hillcoat’s inclination for gritty, southwestern period pieces (The Proposition and Lawless come to mind) I’d think All-Star Western featuring Jonah Hex would be a no-brainer. Considering the shameful treatment he’s been given by the movie industry in the past, I’d say the character deserves a proper adaptation. The project I would most like to see Hillcoat attached to, however, is an adaptation of Mark Millar’s Wolverine story “Old Man Logan.” With Hugh Jackman »

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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Christopher Nolan, Crowdfunding and a Short Doc About Piracy

27 March 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1. The Crowdfunding Backlash: Part of the reason that crowdfunding works is because it allows people to feel part of a larger community -- whether it's a community of Zach Braff fans or a community of online gamers. In both cases, fans felt so connected with the campaigns they backed they felt betrayed once the creators sold their works. But in both cases, the projects fulfilled what they promised. Aside from some gratitude and whatever backer rewards promised, what do crowdfunding campaigns owe their backers? Read more here.  2. New Crowdfunding Site Hosts Big Names: The Wrap reported that Junction, which is only open to wealthy investors, will support projects that already have financial backing and will get made regardless of whether or not Junction participants join in. Projects include "Triple Nine," the new John Hillcoat film starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kate Winslet, and "A Hologram of the King," the Tom Tykwer film. »

- Max O'Connell

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Worldview Ent backs Strangerland

27 March 2014 2:09 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Outback Australian film stars Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving.

Us company Worldview Entertainment is a key financier of debut director Kim Farrant’s outback children-missing mystery drama Strangerland, an unofficial Irish/Australian co-production starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving.

“We had Screen Australia and the Irish Film Board and Screen Nsw and (Australian distributor) Transmission and (sales agent) Wild Bunch and were looking for an international financier and executive producer,” Naomi Wenck, from Australian company Dragonfly Pictures, told Screen. She and Irish producer Macdara Kelleher of Fastnet Films are producing.

“We noticed that Worldview Entertainment was supporting such interesting directors as Atom Egoyan and Andrew Dominik and John Hillcoat – a few of them Australians making films in the Us – and a slate of interesting films that were making it into the top five festivals.”

Kidman and Fiennes play the on-screen parents of two missing teenagers (Nicholas Hamilton and model Maddison Brown) and Weaving »

- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)

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Worldview Entertainment backs Strangerland

27 March 2014 2:09 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Outback Australian film stars Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving.

Us company Worldview Entertainment is a key financier of debut director Kim Farrant’s outback children-missing mystery drama Strangerland, an unofficial Irish/Australian co-production starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving.

“We had Screen Australia and the Irish Film Board and Screen Nsw and (Australian distributor) Transmission and (sales agent) Wild Bunch and were looking for an international financier and executive producer,” Naomi Wenck, from Australian company Dragonfly Pictures, told Screen. She and Irish producer Macdara Kelleher of Fastnet Films are producing.

“We noticed that Worldview Entertainment was supporting such interesting directors as Atom Egoyan and Andrew Dominik and John Hillcoat – a few of them Australians making films in the Us – and a slate of interesting films that were making it into the top five festivals.”

Kidman and Fiennes play the on-screen parents of two missing teenagers (Nicholas Hamilton and model Maddison Brown) and Weaving »

- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)

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New Crowdfunding Site Hosts Big Names – Tom Hanks Film Among First Projects

26 March 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Soon, wealthy movie fans will be able to get more than a digital download and a T shirt for investing in films online. The new Junction — which is already raising money for films with Tom Hanks, among others — isn't a Kickstarter-type site that helps movies get made. Instead, it will allow investors to contribute to films that already have financially backing and will be made regardless of whether Junction participants join in. Also read: ‘Veronica Mars’ in Theaters, Here are 7 Other Celebrities Who Want Your Money for Their Projects One of its first projects is “Triple Nine,” a John Hillcoat-directed. »

- Jordan Zakarin

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Anthony Mackie eyeing John Hillcoat's 'Tripple Nine'

25 March 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr)  Anthony Mackie appeared in five films in 2013, and has four scheduled for release this year, including "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". And Variety reports he may add another project to his plate called "Triple Nine". Directed by John Hillcoat ("Lawless") from a script by Matt Cook, the film finds a bad cop teaming up with some hoodlums to kill another police officer and pull a heist. The title refers to police code for when an officer needs immediate assistance. If he does join the Open Road Films project, Mackie will join a cast that already includes Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gal Gadot and Teresa Palmer. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Anthony Mackie In Talks For Triple Nine

21 March 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Variety is reporting that Anthony Mackie is in talks to join John Hillcoat’s upcoming, star-studded cop drama Triple Nine. If he signs on, he’ll join an extremely impressive cast that boasts Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson and Teresa Palmer.

Named after the police code that’s used when an officer requires “immediate assistance,” the film will follow a corrupt group of cops who plan on carrying out a major heist for the Russian mafia that requires they kill a rookie officer. Of course, things don’t go according to plan and complications ensue.

No word yet on which role Mackie is up for but hopefully it’s a big one. The actor has really proven himself over the last couple of years with strong turns in films like Pain & Gain, Night Catches Us, The Adjustment Bureau and of course, the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. »

- Matt Joseph

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