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Relax, it’s for an adaptation of ‘Fahrenheit 451’
Seems like every day 2017 looks a little more like a dystopic novel: civil disorder, totalitarian rulers, an increase in military spending at the expense of social and cultural programs, Teen Wolf got cancelled; bottom line, it’s pretty dour out there.
Unless you’re the author of one of these dystopic novels, like Brave New World, 1984, or The Handmaid’s Tale, then you’re having the best sales of your career thanks to the teeming masses trying to adjust to the New World Order.
HBO’s looking to capitalize on this unrest by adapting the other really famous dystopic novel — Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, about a future where books are outlawed — into a movie, and now they’ve got their stars. Oscar-nominee and general badass Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) will be playing Beatty, chief of the firemen who burn books, and »
- H. Perry Horton
Baton Rouge rapper-actor, Boosie Badazz, has been cast in the indie-boxing feature film Glass Jaw, being produced by Steve Perry (True Romance) and Zeus Zamani (Battlefield America), and executive producers Tommy Vlahopoulos, of Tommy V Productions, Tom Sulkowski (The Rake), and Dan Gatsby of Gatsby Studios.
The famed American rapper joins lead actor Lee Kholafai (Hello Ladies), Korrina Rico (Horrible Bosses 2), Jon Gries (Taken), Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin), Reynaldo Gallegos (Logan), and Ashlee Macropoulos (This Just In), in the high action movie, along with veteran actors Mark Rolston (The Departed), Vernon Wells (Commando), and Steven Williams (21 Jump Street).
Directed by Jeff Celentano (Breaking Point), with Jeffrey Kimball (Mission Impossible II, The Expendables) as director of photography, Glass Jaw follows a one-time boxing champion, who goes to prison and loses everything. After his release, he experiences the trials and tribulations of redeeming his reputation, his belt and his one true love. »
- Gary Collinson
eteran film producer Steve Perry (True Romance, Die Hard 2) has joined executive producers Tommy Vlahopoulos (Intruders), and Tom Sulkowski (The Rake) for the boxing drama indie Glass Jaw, directed by Jeff Celentano (Breaking Point) with Jeffrey Kimball (Mission: Impossible II, The Expendables) as director of photography.
Glass Jaw, is the redemption story of Travis Austin (Lee Kholafai), a one-time boxing champion, who goes to prison and loses everything. After his release, he experiences the trials and tribulations of redeeming his reputation, his belt and Dana Sasso (Korrina Rico), his one true love.
The action-packed feature, being filmed in Los Angeles, also stars Jon Gries (Taken), Reynaldo Galego (Logan), and Ashlee Macropoulos (This Just In), as well as seasoned actors Mark Rolston (The Departed), Vernon Wells (Commando), and Steven Williams (21 Jump Street). »
- Gary Collinson
3 items from 2017
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