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Ben Kingsley and Short Term 12‘s Brie Larson are joining Daniel Radcliffe in Killer Films’ Brooklyn Bridge. The Douglas McGrath-helmed drama is inspired by the true story of Washington Roebling, the civil engineer responsible for overseeing the construction of the iconic NYC bridge. Kingsley will play Roebling’s father, the original designer whose passing leaves Washington in charge of the mammoth project. Larson will play Emily, his charming and shrewd wife. McGrath wrote and directed the project which Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Rose Ganguzza are producing. A spring shoot has been set. Kingsley is repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group in the UK, and Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder. Larson is repped by the Gersh Agency and Authentic Talent.
- The Deadline Team
We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this afternoon. Briefly: The excellent Brie Larson and Sir Ben Kingsley have been set to star opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the real-life drama Brooklyn Bridge. The Leftovers actress Margaret Qualley has landed a role in writer/director Shane Black’s 1970s-set crime drama The Nice Guys. Model/actress Cara Delevingne has been set to play the female lead in Fox 2000’s upcoming adaptation of the John Green novel Paper Towns. More on the aforementioned casting after the jump. Goldcrest Films announced today that Brie Larson and Sir Ben Kingsley have joined the cast of writer/director Douglas McGrath’s (Emma) drama Brooklyn Bridge. Based on true events, Daniel Radcliffe stars as a brilliant but inexperienced engineer who is left to oversee construction of the Brooklyn Bridge after his father passes away. Though besieged by “calamity, danger and doubt,” Washington finds »
- Adam Chitwood
Daniel Radcliffe will win an Oscar, eventually. He's driven, he's eclectic, he's riding Leonardo DiCaprio-esque blockbuster momentum that he's happy to cash in for provocative material, and, most importantly, he's good. And getting better. Holding his own against Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and Ralph Fiennes for a decade certainly helped. Based on the talent assembled for his latest project, Radcliffe's time could be coming sooner than later. Goldcrest Films announced today that Sir Ben Kinglsey ("Schindler's List") and Brie Larson ("Short Term 12") will join Radcliffe in Killer Films' "Brooklyn Bridge," the story of engineer Washington Roebling and his calamitous road to realizing New York City's iconic structure. Radcliffe will play Roebling, who inherits the Brooklyn Bridge project from his father (Kinglsey) and finds an unlikely working partner in his wife, Emily (Larson). Radcliffe's costars provide an awards-friendly bedrock for "Brooklyn Bridge." Kinglsey is a four-time Oscar nominee, picking »
- Matt Patches
Though it originally aimed to kick off filming last month, Brooklyn Bridge, a new drama about the man who oversaw the building of the famous New York structure, has been moved back to next spring. Yet there is good news on the casting front, with Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson climbing the struts to join the ensemble.Daniel Radcliffe will star as the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling, who inherits the mammoth project when his father (Kingsley) dies from tetanus. Initially overwhelmed by the task and driven by an obsession that threatens his family, Roebling overcomes his demons with the help of his equally talented wife Emily (Larson).The resulting bridge took 14 years and cost $15m and 20 lives to build. It's a chapter in American history that should offer plenty of dramatic grist for writer/director Douglas 'Emma' McGrath's screenplay to explore, as well as the chance to see »
Months after appearing in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck (Universal releases this next summer), Screen Daily reports that Brie Larson is rejoining her costar in Douglas McGrath’s Brooklyn Bridge - a “monument” and father/son biopic about the architectural marvel and lifeline between the two biggest cities in the U.S. Also joining the Killer Films’ production, is the dozen plus project slate (in various stages of production) Ben Kingsley. Indie vet Christine Vachon is producing with Rose Ganguzza (both of them had previously worked on Kill Your Darlings — also starring Radcliffe). Production is set for spring 2015.
Gist: This follows a young, inexperienced engineer named Washington Roebling (Radcliffe), who is entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge after his father (Kingsley) passes away. Larson will play his wife, Emily — who would become a pivotal figure in the completion of the fourteen year project.
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- Eric Lavallee
Daniel Radcliffe has been set to play the engineer, Washington Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge in the aptly titled Brooklyn Bridge for several months now. But for the film, which is inspired by the bridge’s real-life construction, key to the actual story were Roebling’s father and wife, who have now also been cast.
Ben Kingsley will play Roebling’s father, John Augustus Roebling, who initially designed the bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. Washington took up his father’s position as chief engineer after the elder Roebling passed away. Brie Larson will play his wife, Elizabeth Warren Roebling, »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Radcliffe will star as Washington Roebling, a talented but inexperienced young engineer who is left in charge of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in the late 19th century after the death of his father (Kingsley).
His wife (Larson) is drawn into his obsession to realise his father's vision.
Brooklyn Bridge will begin shooting in Spring 2015. »
Brie Larson and Ben Kingsley will join Daniel Radcliffe in writer-director Doug McGrath's period drama “Brooklyn Bridge,” it was announced Tuesday by Goldcrest Films. Christine Vachon of Killer Films is producing with Rose Ganguzza, while Goldcrest's Nick Quested and Pascal Degove are executive producing with Jill Samuels. Also read: Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson Go Drag as Dirty, Mustached Men for Jenny Lewis Music Video Radcliffe stars as Washington Roebling, the brilliant but inexperienced engineer who's left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Kingsley) dies. The young man becomes obsessed with completing his father's design for the. »
- Jeff Sneider
U.K. banner Goldcrest Films announced Tuesday that Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) would be boarding Killer Films’ upcoming drama Brooklyn Bridge. Written and directed by Douglas McGrath (Emma, Infamous) and inspired by true events, Brooklyn Bridge has already snared Daniel Radcliffe for the lead. The Harry Potter star is set to play brilliant but inexperienced civil engineer Washington Roebling, who oversaw the building of the Brooklyn Bridge in the second half of the 19th century, based on a design by his father, John A. Roebling. Kingsley will play Roebling Sr., while Larson plays Emily Roebling, the
- Alex Ritman
Inspired by true events, Radcliffe will play the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Kingsley) passes away. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, Washington’s obsession threatens his health, and to drive his family apart, until he discovers he has an improbable ally… His charming and shrewd wife Emily (Larson).
- Leo Barraclough
Radcliffe will play the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Ben Kingsley) passes away.
Larson, best known for her role in Short Term 12, will play Roebling’s wife.
Pascal Degove, managing director Goldcrest Films, commented: “This is a film that distributors are really excited about. That this enthusiasm is shared by a highly commercial blend of acclaimed contemporary talent and acting royalty is really a testament to Doug’s script and his extraordinary strength as a filmmaker.”
Vachon added: “We knew this was a special project from the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
The fund has come on board to co-produce and co-finance Relativity and Media Talent Group’s psychological horror movie “The Disappointments Room,” starring Kate Beckinsale. D.J. Caruso (“Eagle Eye”) is directing from “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller’s script. Geyer Kosinski (“Before I Go To Sleep”) is producing the film, which recently began production in North Carolina.
Soros and Horsman plan to combine in-depth market analysis and risk mitigation to spot “opportunistic” investments for films in the mid-budget range — an area that’s seen a lessening of spending from the six major Hollywood studios in recent years.
“Lamf is positioning itself to become a leader in film and entertainment, and has already formed strategic partnerships for feature film production and distribution,” Soros and Horsman said. “Over the next few years, »
- Dave McNary
New photos of Chris Hemsworth in both Michael Mann's action thriller Blackhat and Ron Howard's period ocean survival drama In the Heart of the Sea. There's also Kristen Wiig in Nasty Baby, Justin Long in Kevin Smith's Tusk, and Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl.
Paramount Pictures has announced a December 19th Oscar-qualifying limited opening ahead of a New Year's Day wide release for the Mark Wahlberg-led, Rupert Wyatt-directed remake of the 1974 James Caan film "The Gambler".
Wahlberg plays a college professor sees his gambling addiction spiral out of control. James Toback based the script on his own experiences while teaching in New York City. Jessica Lange, Michael K. Williams and Brie Larson also star. [Source: Variety]
Roy Andersson's metaphysical trilogy capper "A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence" has won the prestigious Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion award. »
- Garth Franklin
We hate to say it, but with certain Hollywood gossip mongers otherwise indisposed at the moment... toldja? A few days ago, we were discussing potential dark horses for the Oscar race, and one of the films we particularly highlighted was "The Gambler," Rupert Wyatt's remake of James Toback's 1974 James Caan vehicle about a college professor with the titular addiction. Penned by Academy Award-winning "The Departed" scribe William Monahan, it now stars Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange and John Goodman. The film was, heretofore, absent from the festival circuit and without a release date, but Paramount has just made their intentions known, announcing via Variety that the film will compete in the awards season this year, opening in limited release on December 19th, before expanding wider on New Year's Day, a similar pattern to the one that Wahlberg's "Lone Survivor" took last year. That film didn't ultimately do »
- Oliver Lyttelton
I guess it was news that "The Gambler" was getting a limited release in December to qualify for awards. This has been in the cards for a while now. Maybe it was all about settling on a date (or even some soul-searching at Paramount, which will be releasing a bunch of movies over a six-month stretch). The date: Dec. 16. The film is a remake of the 1974 James Caan drama with Mark Wahlberg in the lead. Wahlberg is pretty important to the studio as of late, anchoring the billion-dollar blockbuster "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and whatnot. He dropped a significant amount of weight for the role and could certainly become part of an already over-stuffed Best Actor converstion. But the way I hear it, John Goodman is someone to at least pay attention to in supporting, too. So take all that for what it's worth in early September. The film was »
- Kristopher Tapley
“The Gambler” is a remake of the 1974 James Caan film, written by James Toback, in which a college professor sees his gambling addiction spiral out of control. Toback based the script on his own experiences while teaching in New York City.
- Dave McNary
Well, if Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions' fifth installment in the rebooted Terminator franchise is going to bear the title Terminator: Genisys, then it's certainly feasible that the film's follow-ups could be called Terminator: Genisyx and Terminator: Geniseptem, right? While the titles of the sixth and seventh films may be up for debate, their release dates have now been established. To further confuse things, even though the fifth film comes out in 2015, the next two in the series won't debut until 2017 and 2018. And they're being referred to as Terminator 2 and Terminator 3. Oy. Hit the jump for more details. As THR reports, here's the current release date calendar for Paramount/Skydance's Terminator reboots: Terminator: Genisys - July 1, 2015 Terminator 2 (or 6) - May 19, 2017 Terminator 3 (or 7) - June 29, 2018 The plan is for the two sequels to film back to back, a plan which will likely hold true as long as the first »
- Dave Trumbore
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
The Emmy Awards are on NBC at 5 p.m. Monday, but the celebrations start early. Variety will be on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingle, nibble and toast to TV’s finest. Here’s our party report for Sunday, Aug. 24:
11:55 a.m. ICM Partners’ annual brunch has become a welcome respite from the swirl of nighttime events on Emmy weekend. Waiters with cups of Sangria spiked with apple slices and grapes greeted guests on the steps of Chris Silbermann’s Santa Monica home. The brunch was fantastic — fresh crepes made on the spot, blintzes, all manner of egg dishes and fruit. There’s a reason we skipped breakfast.
- Cynthia Littleton, Malina Saval and Laura Prudom
After being nominated by her friend Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart completed the Als Ice Bucket Challenge with Nicholas Hoult and Scott Fahrendorf on Thursday. The trio made sure to put a personal spin on the task; they literally took the plunge by dunking their heads in buckets of freezing-cold water before pouring them out over themselves. Nicholas and Scott then dumped a larger bucket on Kristen's head. After gathering her composure, she nominated singer Jenny Lewis and actress Brie Larson, whom she recently starred alongside in the video for Jenny's song "Just One of the Guys." At the end of the clip, Kristen tells viewers that their stunt was done with dirty bathwater, adding, "Please be considerate of California water conservation." Watch Kristen's Ice Bucket Challenge above, and then be sure to check out all the other celebrities who have taken the challenge as well. »
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