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Legendary director Martin Scorsese delivers "another cinematic landmark" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the "madly entertaining" (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter) masterpiece The Wolf of Wall Street, debuting on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD March 25, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives on Digital HD March 18. Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jonah Hill) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Terence Winter), The Wolf of Wall Street has appeared on over 25 Top Ten lists including the AFI, the National Board of Review, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, New York Times, New York Daily News and The Hollywood Reporter.
Leonardo DiCaprio delivers "the best performance of his career" (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and earned a Golden Globe for his portrayal of a young stockbroker hungry for a life of non-stop thrills, where »
Gore Verbinski will produce and direct movies for New Regency under a new first-look deal between the studio and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” filmmaker. Verbinski’s Blind Wink production company is already developing two movies at New Regency, one of which will go into production this summer. New Regency will finance the movies, and Fox, where the company has a deal, will distribute. New Regency recently signed a similar deal with Plan B, Brad Pitt’s production company, which had been based at Paramount. Also read: Alexandra Milchan Exits New Regency Post, Signs First-Look Deal With Company (Exclusive) Verbinski is best known for directing. »
- Lucas Shaw
The Hollywood Reporter has learned at the Sundance Film Festival that Whiplash star Miles Teller ( Divergent ) has been offered the Dan Aykroyd role in the upcoming John Belushi biopic , starring Emile Hirsch. In fact, it was Hirsch who revealed it a party for the Creative Coalition Saturday night. "A shout-out to Miles Teller! We're going to be working together soon. He's playing Dan Aykroyd in the Belushi movie," he said. Teller's agency CAA, however, is saying that while the actor does have the offer, he won't be committing to a new project until after Sundance and after he finishes press duties for the upcoming That Awkward Moment . Aykroyd is an executive producer on the movie. Emjag's Alexandra Milchan and Bonnie Timmermann, Film 360's Scott Lambert, »
Ben van der Veen and Kario Salem penned the script which follows an American real estate magnate living in Brazil. Kidnapped and held for ransom in a prison cell under a Sao Paolo landfill, a detective specializing in ransom cases tries to find him.
Willis takes on a role which had originally been developed with Arnold Schwarzenegger in mind. He is no longer attached to the project in any capacity.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
The story follows an American real estate mogul living in Brazil, who is abducted and held for ransom in a Sao Paolo landfill, while a detective specializing in these cases tries to locate him.
Simon Brand is directing from a screenplay by Benjamin A. van der Veen and Kario Salem. Michael London, who helped develop the story, is producing with Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Marina Bespalov. Production is scheduled to begin in March.
Bruce Willis most recently starred in Red 2, and he will next be seen in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and The Expendables 3 with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Simon Brand is best known for directing the 2006 thriller Unknown, which also centered on an abduction, »
Bruce Willis has been set to star in Captive, an action thriller that will begin production in March with Simon Brand directing. Benjamin van der Veen and Kario Salem wrote the script from a story by Nicolai Fuglsig. Willis will play a real estate developer who gets kidnapped and held for ransom while at work in Brazil. The kidnappers think he’s wealthy, but he’s more of an ordinary guy. He frantically searches for a way out of his armored-truck prison cell hidden in a Sao Paolo landfill, while a detective specializing in kidnap and ransom cases works to find him. The film has been reconfigured from last year, when Arnold Schwarzenegger was set to play the role. Aldamisa has come on to finance the film with Emmett/Furla Films. Aldamisa co-chairman Marina Bespalov is producing with Randall Emmett and George Furla, Wolf Of Wall Street‘s Alexandra Milchan »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Simon Brand is on board to direct with shooting expected to start in March.
Producers are Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert of Management 360, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Marina Bespalov of Aldamisa Entertainment and Michael London of Groundswell. Aldamisa is financing and selling worldwide rights.
London developed the story of an American real estate magnate living in Brazil who is kidnapped and held for ransom at a prison cell hidden in a Sao Paolo landfill while a detective specializing in ransom cases tries to find him.
Schwarzenegger had been attached to “Captive” when it was first unveiled »
- Dave McNary
7 items from 2014
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