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Calm down, ladies. We're not talking about that. Screen Daily is reporting that "Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch is attached to the upcoming thriller Exit 147, one of three new films being introduced by Umedia at the Afm.
In the flick Kitsch stars as “a sadistic cop who plays mind games with a young traveler whom he stops driving through the desert one night.”
Set to go into production in the second quarter of 2014, it is directed by Julian Jarrold. Exit 147 was written by Travis Milloy (Pandorum) and is a Umedia presentation of a Mandalay Vision production.
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- Uncle Creepy
Santa Monica – Battleship star Taylor Kitsch has signed on to star in Exit 147, a thriller directed by British helmer Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) which UMedia is presenting to buyers at the AFM. The Friday Night Lights alum will play a sadistic cop who stops a traveler driving through the desert at night and begins playing mind games with him. Jarrold, whose credits also include Kinky Boots and Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974, will direct from a script by Travis Milloy (Pandorum). Production is set to begin in the second quarter of 2014. Mandalay Vision
- Scott Roxborough
Kitsch plays a sadistic cop who plays mind games with a young traveller who he stops driving through the desert one night.
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- Garth Franklin
In Exit 147, Kitsch stars as a sadistic cop who plays mind games with a young traveller who he stops driving through the desert one night.
Set to go into production in the second quarter of 2014, it is directed by Julian Jarrold, who recently made Hitchcock TV movie The Girl and is also known for comedy drama Kinky Boots and period biopic Becoming Jane.
Umedia International, the sales arm of the Belgian film finance and production group, is also handling world sales on Dough.
The comedy-drama stars Jonathan Pryce as an old Jewish baker struggling to keep his business afloat until his young apprentice accidentally drops cannabis in the dough and sends »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Directed by Christian Alvart
Written by Travis Milloy
Three significant events have occurred in 2013 that lend credence to the claim sci-fi is on its death bed as far as mainstream moviemaking goes. Star Trek Into Darkness continued to drive its franchise further and further away from its ideological roots in pursuit of money spinning breakneck action with a loose plot better suited to the Mission: Impossible series; the announcement that Star Wars will be revamped under the tutelage of the very same J.J. Abrams shows that rather than create new iconic franchises the executives would rather bleed dry the old ones; and Avatar will be graced by three sequels, suggesting a lack of faith in fresh ideas on the part of James ‘Mr. Innovation’ Cameron.
We’re a long way from Stanislav Lem and 2001: A Space Odyssey when you look at what is over the space-set horizon, »
- Scott Patterson
Poor Taylor Kitsch. Though he turned heads in the critically acclaimed small screen adaptation of “Friday Night Lights,” his forays into the big screen haven’t been met with similar praise. Last year was Kitsch’s big test as leading man, with starring roles in “John Carter,” “Battleship” and “Savages,” and it didn't turn out so well. Box office receipts and critical pans be damned however, because the former football star with the bedroom eyes has lined up another leading role. Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Kitsch has will star in the Julian Jarrold-helmed horror-thriller “Exit 147.” Written by “Pandorum” screenwriter Travis Milloy, the film centers on “a man driving across the desert who is arrested by a small town sheriff (Kitsch) and held captive as part of his own sadistic game.” First Landry (Jesse Plemmons) -- Spoiler -- shoots a kid on “Breaking Bad” and »
- Kevin Jagernauth
1.) The Twittersphere got pretty excited yesterday upon the announcement James Marsden would be joining the cast of Anchorman: The Legend Continues where he'll play the rival news anchor and nemesis to Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell). Filming is scheduled to begin next month in Atlanta fora December 20, 2013 release. Deadline 2.) Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star and Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) is attached to direct an adaptation of Michael Armour's upcoming Depression-era dramatic novel "The Road Home". The story focuses on Creek, a war-scarred rancher on the Central California coast who finds himself entangled in scandal when he is asked to investigate the brutal murder of a local man, a case that local police have swept under the rug. Cooper will write the script. Deadline 3.) Taylor Kitsch is done licking his Battleship and John Carter wounds and is reportedly attached to star in Exit 147, an upcoming serial killer thriller centered on a »
- Brad Brevet
The Battleship actor is being sought for the role of a sheriff in the serial killer movie, according to Bloody Disgusting.
Based on a screenplay by Pandorum writer Travis Milloy, Exit 147 follows a man driving across the desert at night who is arrested by a small town sheriff and held captive as part of his own sadistic game.
Red Riding's Julian Jarrold is attached to direct the project for Mandalay Vision, but a full cast is yet to be appointed.
A release date for Exit 147 is yet to be announced.
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The story follows a man driving across the desert at night who is arrested by a small town sheriff (Kitsch) and held captive as part of his own sadistic game.
Source: Bloody Disgusting »
- Garth Franklin
News Glen Chapman 22 Feb 2013 - 06:50
After a run of box office disappointments Kitsch signs up for serial killer thriller Exit 147
I've got a lot of time for Taylor Kitsch, in large part due to my love of Friday Night Lights and his excellent performance as Tim Riggins. So it's something of a disappointment that his cinematic endeavours have been less than successful thus far. That said, I maintain that John Carter received an unnecessary kicking and was one of the few films of late that captured the feeling of the movies that I loved as a kid. And, to be fair to Taylor Kitsch, he's also been solid in the vast majority of other roles I've seen him in. I would even hesitate to say he's made bad choices given that it's unlikely many young actors wouldn't want to do an X-Men movie, and that Battleship had him working »
Unluckiest attempt at becoming a leading man would have to fall to Taylor Kitsch. The Friday Night Lights star hit the big screen in two leading roles last year, John Carter and Battleship. Each one failed to make a big dent at the box-office, and they were both assassinated by the majority of critics. But that doesn’t mean Kitsch is giving up. He’s jumping on board a serial killer thriller courtesy of Mandalay Vision.
The film titled Exit 147, is scripted by Travis Milloy, the man behind space set horror Pandorum. Julian Jarrold will direct, which will add to his varied career which includes films such as the recent made for TV Hitchcock film The Girl, the British comedy Kinky Boots, and the first part of the stunning Red Riding trilogy. Kitsch will play a small town sheriff who holds a man on a road trip against his will. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share this morning. First up, Taylor Kitsch may soon be tackling a serial killer film. Though the talented Friday Night Lights actor didn’t have the best 2012 when it came to box office success, Kitsch seems to be taking everything in stride. The folks over at Bloody Disgusting report that the actor is attached to star in the thriller Exit 147, which centers on a small town sheriff who arrests a man driving across the desert at night and holds him captive as part of a sadistic game. Kitsch would play the sheriff, and Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane, The Girl) is attached to direct from a script by Travis Milloy (Pandorum). We haven’t heard any official confirmation regarding Kitsch’s casting Exit 147 just yet, so it’s one to keep an eye on the in the near future with regards to the actor’s upcoming schedule. »
- Adam Chitwood
Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive word that Kitsch will lead Julian Jarrold’s Exit 147, a horror-thriller about a man driving across the desert at night who is arrested by a small town sheriff and held captive as part of his own sadistic game. Kitsch will play the sheriff.
The script is being written by Travis Milloy (Pandorum). Jarrold previously directed Red Riding 1974, a fantastic English TV movie about a young reporter (Andrew Garfield) trying to find information on a series of missing girls.
Exit 147 seems like something right up Jarrold’s alley. Hopefully this new project can work to Kitsch’s advantage.
Source: Bloody Disgusting »
- Laura Frances
13 items from 2013
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