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Nicolas Cage’s ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’ Lands at FilmRise

Nicolas Cage’s ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’ Lands at FilmRise
FilmRise has acquired the Patriot Pictures thriller “Vengeance: A Love Story,” starring Nicolas Cage as a detective seeking vigilante justice.

FilmRise is planning a fall release in theaters and on VOD. Cage had been attached to direct “Vengeance: A Love Story” in 2016, but later stepped aside.

The film, is based on the 2003 novel “Rape: A Love Story” by Joyce Carol Oates. The novel centers on the aftermath a gang rape, with the victim left for dead in a park boathouse. The woman is a single mother in her 30s, and the attack is witnessed by her daughter — whose credibility is attacked at the subsequent trial.

Patriot’s Harold Becker and Michael Mendelsohn developed the film for eight years. Anna Hutchison portrays the single mother and Talitha Bateman plays her 12-year old daughter. Don Johnson portrays the criminal defense attorney.

“Vengeance is an incredible story of the subsequent effect violence (and vigilante justice) have on multiple generations of women,” said Mendelsohn. “It’s a modern movie with super talented professionals, Nicolas Cage and Don Johnson, going head to head.”

Vengeance: A Love Story” was shot in Atlanta and directed by Johnny Martin, a former stuntman and second unit director in his feature directorial debut. The “Vengeance” screenplay was adapted by John Mankiewicz.

Vengeance: A Love Story” was produced by Cage and Mendelsohn. Executive producers are Harold Becker, Mike Nilon, Patricia Eberle, and Richard Rionda Del Castro; and co-executive produced by Martin J. Barab, Dama Claire and Randy Mendelsohn, as well as Etchie Stroh and Shahar Stroh of Moonstone Entertainment. Mendelsohn’s Union Patriot Capital Management fully financed the film.

The deal was negotiated between FilmRise’s Danny Fisher and Max Einhorn with Etchie Stroh.

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Nicolas Cage’s ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’ Lands At FilmRise

Nicolas Cage’s ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’ Lands At FilmRise
FilmRise has acquired the Nicolas Cage-starring Vengeance: A Love Story, the political thriller from Patriot Pictures directed by first-time feature helmer Johnny Martin. A fall 2017 release is in the works for the pic, based on the 2003 novel Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates. The screenplay was adapted by John Mankiewicz. The pic begins when single mother Teena (Anna Hutchison) is brutally assaulted while walking home late at night on the Fourth of July. There is…
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New images and promo for House of Cards season 5

With just three weeks to go until the return of House of Cards, Netflix has released another batch of images for the upcoming fifth season of the acclaimed political drama series, along with a promo entitled ‘Australians for Underwood’; check them out below….

The fifth season of the critically acclaimed Emmy® ­nominated drama House of Cards premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The series’s Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship. House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil, Paul Sparks and Joel Kinnaman.

Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are showrunners for season five, and they serve as executive producers along with David Fincher, John Mankiewicz, Daniel Minahan, Kevin Spacey, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Robin Wright, Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies.
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The House Of Cards season 5 trailer arrives; Debuts on Netflix this month

House Of Cards season 5 trailer: Kevin Spacey leads the cast of the Netflix drama, which returns to screens at the end of the month.

Watch the new House Of Cards season 5 trailer below.

The trailer for House Of Cards season 5 has arrived online ahead of its debut on Netflix later this month. The fifth season of the ?critically acclaimed Emmy®­nominated drama House of Cards ?premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

The series’s Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship. ?House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly, ?Jayne Atkinson, ?Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil and ?Paul Sparks. Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are showrunners for season five, and they serve as executive producers along with ?David Fincher, ?Daniel Minahan,Kevin Spacey, ?Joshua Donen,Dana Brunetti, ?Eric Roth,John Mankiewicz,
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Watch the trailer for House of Cards season 5

Following a batch of first look images for House of Cards [take a look here], Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming fifth season of the critically acclaimed political drama series along with the above banner featuring Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and Claire Underwood (Robin Wright); take a look below…

The fifth season of the critically acclaimed Emmy® ­nominated drama House of Cards premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The series’s Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship. House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil, Paul Sparks and Joel Kinnaman.

Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are showrunners for season five, and they serve as executive producers along with David Fincher, John Mankiewicz, Daniel Minahan, Kevin Spacey, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Robin Wright, Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies.
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‘House of Cards’ Season 5 First Trailer Promises ‘One Nation, Underwood’ (Watch)

‘House of Cards’ Season 5 First Trailer Promises ‘One Nation, Underwood’ (Watch)
Netflix released the first trailer for “House of Cards” Season 5 on Monday.

Season 5 picks up right after Season 4, with President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) battling for his political life in a contentious election while also struggling to maintain his marriage with his wife, Claire (Robin Wright). In the trailer, Underwood laments that American citizens are in need of constant supervision and he plans to rule over them for the foreseeable future, term limits or no. “One nation, Underwood,” he says in a corruption of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The ​fifth season also stars Michael Kelly​, ​Jayne Atkinson​, ​Neve Campbell​, ​​Derek ​Cecil, Paul Sparks​ and Joel Kinnaman​.

​Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are showrunners for season five, and they serve as executive producers along with ​David Fincher, John Mankiewicz, Daniel Minahan, Spacey​, ​Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti​, ​Eric Roth, Wright​, Michael Dobbs and Andrew ​Davies. Created for television by Beau Willimon, “House of Cards
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First photos: House Of Cards season 5

Netflix have released the first images from season five of their superb political drama House Of Cards.

The fifth season of the ?critically acclaimed Emmy® ­nominated drama House of Cards ?premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The series’s Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship. House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly, ?Jayne Atkinson, ?Neve Campbell, ?Derek Cecil, Paul Sparks andJoel Kinnaman.

?Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are showrunners for season five, and they serve as executive producers along with ?David Fincher, John Mankiewicz, Daniel Minahan, Kevin Spacey, ?Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, ?Eric Roth, Robin Wright, Michael Dobbs and Andrew ?Davies. Created for television by Beau Willimon. House of Cards is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix.
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First-look images from House of Cards season 5

With the fifth season of House of Cards set to arrive on Netflix next month, the streaming service has released five first-look images for the critically acclaimed political drama series featuring Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), Claire Underwood (Robin Wright), Will Conway (Joel Kinnaman), Hannah Conway (Dominique McElligott), Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), and Leann Harvey (Neve Campbell); take a look below…

The fifth season of the critically acclaimed Emmy® ­nominated drama House of Cards premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The series’s Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship. House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil, Paul Sparks and Joel Kinnaman.

Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are showrunners for season five, and they serve as executive producers along with David Fincher, John Mankiewicz,
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House of Cards season 5 premiere date announced with first teaser

Coinciding with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, Netflix has dropped an announcement teaser for the fifth season of House of Cards, which reveals a release date of May 30th.

The series’ Golden Globe winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship. ​

House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly, ​Jayne Atkinson, ​Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil and ​Paul Sparks. Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are showrunners for season five, and they serve as executive producers along with ​David Fincher, ​Daniel Minahan,Kevin Spacey, ​Joshua Donen,Dana Brunetti, ​Eric Roth,John Mankiewicz, Robin Wright, Michael Dobbs and Andrew ​Davies.
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Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ Gets a New Showrunner in Daniel Pyne, Adds John Mankiewicz as Ep

Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ Gets a New Showrunner in Daniel Pyne, Adds John Mankiewicz as Ep
Just as nature abhors a vacuum, so too does a show abhor a showrunner vacancy. With “Bosch” topper Eric Overmyer decamping to head “The Man in the High Castle,” executive producer Daniel Pyne will be the new showrunner for “Bosch.”

To assist, “House of Cards” executive producer — and frequent Pyne collaborator — John Mankiewicz will be joining “Bosch” as an exec producer. Overmyer remains an exec producer on the series.

Among Pyne’s film credits are “The Manchurian Candidate” and “The Sum of All Fears.” He made his directorial debut with the indie cult film “Where’s Marlowe?”, which he co-wrote with Mankiewicz. Together, they also created and produced “The Street,” a syndicated police procedural starring Stanley Tucci, and “The Marshal.” Pyne’s television work includes “Alcatraz” and “Miami Vice,” on which he and Mankiewicz first worked together.

Mankiewicz has served as an exec producer on “House of Cards” for the last four seasons. His
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Daniel Pyne Takes Over as ‘Bosch’ Showrunner

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Daniel Pyne Takes Over as ‘Bosch’ Showrunner
Ok, try to stay with us here. Daniel Pyne (“Fracture,” “The Manchurian Candidate”) has taken over as “Bosch” showrunner, replacing Eric Overmyer in the role. As previously reported, Overmyer dropped the day-to-day duties on the Amazon original series to be the showrunner on another, “The Man in the High Castle.” There, he replaced Frank Spotnitz, who left the role mid-production on Season 2. Joining “Bosch” as an executive producer is John Mankiewicz (“House of Cards,” “House”), a regular collaborator of Pyne’s. Overmyer will remain an executive producer on “Bosch.” Got all that? Also Read: CES 2017: Streaming TV Enters the
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‘Bosch’: Daniel Pyne Named New Showrunner Of Amazon Series

Daniel Pyne (Alcatraz), who had joined popular Amazon drama series Bosch as an executive producer for Season 3, has been named showrunner. He takes over day-to-day duties from Eric Overmyer who was recently appointed showrunner on another Amazon drama, The Man in the High Castle. Overmyer will remain executive producer on Bosch. Joining Pyne as an executive producer on Bosch is Pyne’s frequent collaborator John Mankiewicz (House of Cards). Bosch, currently in production…
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Amazon's 'Bosch' Taps New Showrunner

Amazon's Bosch has tapped a new showrunner.

Daniel Pyne (Alcatraz) has been selected to take over showrunning duties for Eric Overmyer, with the latter having departed for the streamer's Man in the High Castle. John Mankiewicz (House of Cards) — a frequent collaborator with Pyne — has also joined the series as an executive producer. Overmyer will continue to be credited as an executive producer.

Bosch is currently in production on its third season, with a renewal for season four of the procedural already announced.Starring Titus Welliver, the series ranks as Amazon's longest-running original. It is expected to...
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Producers Guild TV Awards: ‘Westworld,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Atlanta’ Grab Nominations

HBO’s “Westworld,” Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and FX’s “Atlanta” are among the new series grabbing nominations for the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards.

Westworld” and “Stranger Things” both broke into the drama series race. The two will contend for the prize at the Jan. 28 ceremony against HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” the reigning Emmy winner for drama series and the PGA’s 2016 pick, AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

Atlanta” was the sole newbie in the comedy series heat. Donald Glover’s auteur comedy will face off against HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” (which has scored back-to-back Emmy wins the past two years) and ABC’s “Black-ish” and “Modern Family.” Amazon’s “Transparent” took the comedy prize last year.

The PGA’s longform category is a hot competition among the big winner at last year’s Emmy Awards, FX’s “The People V. O.J. Simpson
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‘Cabin in the Woods’ Star Anna Hutchison Joins Nicolas Cage in ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’

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‘Cabin in the Woods’ Star Anna Hutchison Joins Nicolas Cage in ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’
“Cabin in the Woods” star Anna Hutchison has landed the female lead opposite Nicolas Cage in the indie thriller “Vengeance: A Love Story,” TheWrap has learned. Johnny Martin is directing from a script by John Mankiewicz (“House of Cards”), who adapted Joyce Carol Oates‘ award-winning 2003 novel “Rape: A Love Story.” Cage was previously attached to direct, but a scheduling conflict forced the actor to hand the reins to Martin, according to insiders. Cage plays a detective who seeks vengeance against four men who assaulted a single mother in front of her own young daughter. Hutchison will play the woman in.
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Nicolas Cage Poised To Take The Reins Of Vengeance: A Love Story

Marking only his second foray behind the camera in a decade, Nicolas Cage is poised to assume directorial duties on indie love thriller Vengeance: A Love Story.

That’s according to Variety, revealing that Cage will replace Harold Becker in the director’s chair. Having only been attached to the project last month, it’s an early departure for Becker. Back then, Nicolas Cage was on board to star in the adaptation, though the A-lister is now primed to helm his first feature film since 2002’s widely derided Sonny.

John Mankiewicz (House, House of Cards) is lending his hand to adapt Joyce Carol Oates’s 2003 novel, which goes by the more startling title Rape: A Love Story, and will tell the tale of Teena Maguire, a 30-year-old single mother who was brutally gang raped and left for dead at the hands of deranged meth heads. Witnessed by her daughter, Bethie,
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The Nicolas Cage Renaissance: Cage set to direct ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’

The Nicolas Cage Renaissance continues as it has been announced that the actor is all set to direct himself in the independent thriller Vengeance: A Love Story. The film will be based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2003 novel “Rape: A Love Story”, and will be adapted for the screen by John Mankiewicz.

Speaking to Variety, the legendary actor said: “I’m excited to work on ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’ and bring Joyce Carol Oates’ bittersweet novel to the screen,” Cage said. “Storytelling has always been my passion and I’m honored to work with this talented team to tell a tale of the suffering too many women have endured.”

Harold Becker was previously attached to direct, and will still serve as producer on the project.

Here’s a brief description of the plot, taken from the source material.

Teena Maguire should not have tried to shortcut her way home that Fourth of July.
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Nicolas Cage to Direct Adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates Novel ‘Rape: A Love Story’

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Nicolas Cage to Direct Adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates Novel ‘Rape: A Love Story’
After attaching himself to star in “Vengeance: A Love Story” back in February, Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage has signed on to direct the indie thriller, it was announced Tuesday by Michael Mendelsohn (“I Am Wrath”) of Patriot Pictures and Union Patriot Capital Management. John Mankiewicz (“House of Cards”) wrote the script, which is based on Joyce Carol Oates‘ award-winning 2003 novel “Rape: A Love Story.” The story follows a single mother who is raped by four meth addicts, left for dead, and nursed back to health by her own mother. When the perpetrators make bail and are released from prison, their.
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Nicolas Cage to Direct Thriller ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’

Nicolas Cage to Direct Thriller ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’
Nicolas Cage will direct and star in the independent thriller “Vengeance: A Love Story.”

Variety reported last month that Cage was on board to play a detective in the film. Michael Mendelsohn, CEO of Patriot Pictures and Union Patriot Capital Management, is producing. Shooting is set to begin in April in Atlanta.

Cage is directing from a John Mankiewicz screenplay, based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2003 novel “Rape: A Love Story.”

Oates’ novel centers on the aftermath a gang rape, with the victim left for dead in a park boathouse. The woman is a single mother in her 30s, and the attack is witnessed by her daughter — whose credibility is attacked at the subsequent trial. A policeman who is a Gulf War veteran becomes her unexpected champion.

“I’m excited to work on ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’ and bring Joyce Carol Oates’ bittersweet novel to the screen,” Cage said. “Storytelling has
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Nicolas Cage To Direct And Star In Adaptation Of Joyce Carol Oates' 'Rape: A Love Story'

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Fourteen years ago, Nicolas Cage made his directorial debut with "Sonny," a small-scale drama starring James Franco about a soldier who returns home from war and falls into prostitution. Reviews weren't kind, and the picture hardly did any business at the box office. But time heals all wounds, and Cage is getting back behind the camera. Read More: The Films Of Nicolas Cage: A Retrospective Cage will direct and star in an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' "Rape: A Love Story." The movie, which will have the title changed to the slightly less provocative "Vengeance: A Love Story," has a script from John Mankiewicz ("House," "House of Cards"), with the story kicking off on the Fourth of July, when 12-year-old Bethie Maguire flags down Niagara Falls Police Detective John Dromoor (Nicolas Cage). Bethie’s mother, Teena, has been brutally raped by four meth heads, was left for dead,
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