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Jessica Chastain In Talks For Film Version Of The Division

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One day, the quest for a decent narrative film adaptation of a popular video game might end. Today is not that day, however, and the mission continues. Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain is now in talks to join the planned adaptation of Tom Clancy’s The Division – one of Ubisoft’s best-selling titles – which is being packaged for sale by Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

The project has been on the radar for some months, with the involvement of Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal as star and producer already confirmed. The Division would also be co-produced by Ubisoft’s Gerard Guillemot, and Chastain would presumably come aboard as co-lead cast member. The story would be a great fit for the actress, who has built an impressive career combining heavy duty drama (Zero Dark Thirty, A Most Violent Year), with more action-based fare (The Huntsman: Winter’s War).

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Captain Marvel Targeting Once-Banished Tank Girl Director?

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Marvel Studios absolutely brought down the house over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, after taking a year off from presenting in the famed Hall H. This year more than made up for last year, and after more than an hour of amazing footage, announcements and fan service, they dropped a bomb by finally revealing that Oscar winner Brie Larson is playing Captain Marvel. Now that we know who is playing her, all eyes are on the empty director's chair, and we may know who Marvel Studios is eyeing to fill it.

Marvel Studios is making a big push for diversity at the moment, so it seems likely that they will want a woman to direct Captain Marvel, much in the way that Warner Bros. had Patty Jenkins direct Wonder Woman. Fans are speculating wildly about who could fit the bill, and a fan recently asked Punisher: War Zone director »

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The Flash Director May Helm Captain Marvel

25 July 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Did Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander just let slip the name of the filmmaker who may be helming the upcoming Captain Marvel movie? It certainly seems like it.

After hearing over the weekend that Brie Larson was confirmed to be playing the titular hero, fans were left wondering who’d be sitting in the director’s chair. Rumors have surfaced in recent months pointing to Elizabeth Wood, Jennifer Kent and Niki Caro being frontrunners for the job, and now we have one more name to add to the list.

According to Alexander, Rachel Talalay may be in contention to direct the film.

I’m not on the list but I believe @rtalalay is and I couldn’t imagine a better director for it https://t.co/JeiXzvufP4

Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) July 25, 2016

For those unfamiliar with the director, she’s worked on episodes of both The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, »

- Josh Wilding

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The Flash And Legends Of Tomorrow Director Being Eyed For Captain Marvel?

25 July 2016 4:44 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Bleeding Cool has spotted a Tweet from Punisher: War Zone and Supergirl director Lexi Alexander which seemingly reveals yet another filmmaker who is being considered by Marvel Studios to take the helm of Captain Marvel. Confirming that she personally isn't in talks to take on the gig, Alexander says that Rachel Talalay is. She's a director who has worked on Doctor Who, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. It's also thought that she'll take the helm of the first episode of Sherlock season four.  Talalay also helmed cult favourite movie Tank Girl and the relatively obscure Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. There's a possibility that Alexander has got her wires crossed here and that Marvel may have already passed on Talalay, but she's certainly a very interesting candidate. We'll just have to wait and see. For now, Inside Out's Meg LeFauve is writing the screenplay alongside Guardians of the Galaxy »

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Female Soldiers on the Battlefields of Wars and Words in ‘Flow’

20 July 2016 10:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress — at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Flow

Logline: On the battlefield, blood will flow…

Elevator Pitch:

Two women solders are about to fight a skirmish with an invading force; but they’re also having a heated argument about body functions that are hard to avoid. They have to battle the enemy, and each other, and the blood doesn’t stop.

Production Team:

Director & Writer: Shelagh Rowan-Legg

Producers: Alexandra Bentley & Jen Handorf

About the Film:

“Flow” is a story inspired by the great kick-ass heroines of genre film (Ripley, Sarah Conner, Zoe from “Firefly”, Brienne of Tarth, to name a few), and the work of amazing filmmakers such as Gareth Evans, »

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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

29 June 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem 

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when, »

- Anne Thompson

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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

29 June 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem 

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when, »

- Anne Thompson

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Director Lexi Alexander: I get 'obsessive' when directing superhero projects

19 April 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Directing a superhero project, whether a TV show or movie, presents rare challenges. Not only does the director have to be a skilled story teller, but it’s equally important to deliver the action in a believable way while staying true to the character’s mythology. This is where Lexi Alexander comes in. The 41-year-old Alexander is unique in that she’s probably the only Oscar-nominated director who was also a world champion martial artist. The German-born Alexander has been behind the camera for the 2008 movie Punisher: War Zone, and in more recent days, episodes of both Supergirl and Arrow (“I’m booked for another superhero show, but I’m not allowed to say,” she noted). Alexander spoke with HitFix on a variety of topics about directing the genre, including the background work she does, how she leverages her martial arts experience and what she’d like to see from superhero shows going forward. »

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Comics on Film: The Punisher Returns Today - Here's Where He's Been Before

19 March 2016 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

While we still have seven more days to go until the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, today marks the debut of another rebirth live-action comic rebirth. Having been to the big screen in three films, Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, was reacquired by Marvel Studios after Lionsgate chose not to follow up their 2008 offering directed by Lexi Alexander. Starting today, you can see actor Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Fury) become the latest to embody Marvel's coldhearted vigilante over the course of Netflix series Daredevil's second season. The Punisher is one of Marvel's most interesting characters. He makes enemies of all the right people, but also falls outside the graces of the Marvel universe's...

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Best 'Supergirl' Quotes from 'Truth, Justice and the American Way'

23 February 2016 3:12 AM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Despite the fact that this episode of Supergirl was directed by Lexi Alexander, director of one of the most brutal and action-packed superhero films of all time, Punisher: War Zone, there was a lot of talking. "Truth, Justice and the American Way" was perhaps the wordiest episode of Supergirl yet. There was a distinct emphasis on debates about morals, ethics and where Kara's powers really lie. These are 17 of the best quotes from "Truth, Justice and the American Way." 

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Supergirl Season 1 Episode 14 Review: ”Truth, Justice and the American Way”

22 February 2016 8:50 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

After another one-week break, Supergirl finally returned tonight as Kara goes up against the DC baddie, Master Jailer while also dealing with several other obstacles in this week’s episode. Master Jailer, while an obscure DC Comics character to me, was one of the better villains of the week that the show has had so far. His motives and actions in the episode definitely depicted him as one of Supergirl’s darker villains she has faced. With the great Lexi Alexander behind the camera for this episode, we got some incredibly strong action scenes, especially in their first encounter with the chains.

Supergirl Season 1 Episode 14 Review: ”Truth, Justice and the American Way” »

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Director Lexi Alexander got to do something on 'Supergirl' she's never done before

22 February 2016 1:26 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Lexi Alexander knows her superheroes. To some, she even is a superhero. After directing Punisher: War Zone in 2008 and this year’s “Beyond Redemption” episode of Arrow, she’s set her sights on Supergirl. Tonight will premiere Alexander’s first foray into directing a female superhero as Supergirl takes on a serial killer in “Truth, Justice, and the American Way.” HitFix Harpy spoke with Alexander by phone last week about working with Melissa Benoist, what superhero project Lexi hopes to take on next, and what it’s like to be at the forefront of the push for diversity in Hollywood. Image Credit: CBS Hitfix Harpy: How did you get involved with Supergirl? Did you reach out to them or did they reach out to you? Lexi Alexander: It was kind of a mix. Andrew Kreisberg — he's the showrunner — he tracked me down in the first place. Even for Arrow. »

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'Supergirl' Recap: Kara Faces Down a Corrupt Kryptonian Guard

22 February 2016 10:57 AM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

This episode of Supergirl has been one I have anticipated for quite a long time. It was announced early on when Supergirl began that Lexi Alexander, one of the best directors when it comes to action in Hollywood, would be directing an episode. The anticipation turned out to be worth the wait. "Truth, Justice and the American Way" has some of the best action scenes of the series so far. Unfortunately, the fight scenes are a very small part of the episode and there is lot more talk about ethics and morality. 

While it's disappointing at first, "Truth, Justice and the American Way" does do one thing important. It makes James seem much less like a garbage person. Though, to be honest, Supergirl has set the bar so low with James that it wasn't hard to step over.

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Watch three clips from tomorrow’s episode of Supergirl – ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way’

21 February 2016 7:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already seen a promo and images from tomorrow’s episode of Supergirl, and now we have three clips from the Lexi Alexander-directed ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way’, which you can watch right here…

Supergirl Battles The Deadly Master Jailer Who Is Hunting And Executing Escaped Fort Rozz Prisoners, On “Supergirl,” Monday, Feb. 22

“Truth, Justice and the American Way” – Supergirl does battle with the deadly Master Jailer (Jeff Branson), who is hunting and executing escaped Fort Rozz prisoners. Also, Cat hires a second assistant, Siobhan Smythe (Italia Ricci), who immediately tries to one-up Kara, and Kara and James disagree over the Deo’s methods, on Supergirl, Monday, Feb. 22 (8:00-9:00 Pm, Et/Pt) on the CBS Television Network.

See Also: Follow all of our Supergirl coverage here

Supergirl airs on CBS on Monday nights.

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First Look Promo For Supergirl Season 1, Episode 14

17 February 2016 6:44 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Supergirl has recently taken a two week hiatus, but it returns on Monday with an episode which will pit the Girl of Steel against Master Jailer.

Jeff Branson (The Young And The Restless) is playing the character. As the forceful and unrelenting jail guard on Fort Rozz, it’s said that Master Jailer showed no mercy. Now on Earth, he is hellbent on catching all of the Fort Rozz escapees and brutally bringing them to justice, even if that means clashing with Supergirl.

For more details on “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” here’s the official synopsis:

Supergirl does battle with the deadly Master Jailer (Jeff Branson), who is hunting and executing escaped Fort Rozz prisoners. Also, Cat hires a second assistant, Siobhan Smythe (Italia Ricci), who immediately tries to one-up Kara, and Kara and James disagree over the Deo’s methods, on Supergirl, Monday, Feb. 22.

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Promo images for Supergirl season 1 episode 14 – ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way’

11 February 2016 2:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

CBS has released eight new images from the next episode of Supergirl, entitled ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way’, which is directed by Lexi Alexander (Punisher: War Zone, Arrow). Check them out in the gallery below…

 

Supergirl Battles The Deadly Master Jailer Who Is Hunting And Executing Escaped Fort Rozz Prisoners, On “Supergirl,” Monday, Feb. 22

“Truth, Justice and the American Way” – Supergirl does battle with the deadly Master Jailer (Jeff Branson), who is hunting and executing escaped Fort Rozz prisoners. Also, Cat hires a second assistant, Siobhan Smythe (Italia Ricci), who immediately tries to one-up Kara, and Kara and James disagree over the Deo’s methods, on Supergirl, Monday, Feb. 22 (8:00-9:00 Pm, Et/Pt) on the CBS Television Network.

See Also: Follow all of our Supergirl coverage here

Supergirl airs on CBS on Monday nights.

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Synopsis for Supergirl season 1 episode 14 – ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way’, directed by Lexi Alexander

6 February 2016 2:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in December, it was announced that Lexi Alexander (Punisher: War Zone, Arrow) would be directing an episode of CBS’ Supergirl, and now we have a synopsis for said episode, entitled ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way’…

Supergirl Battles The Deadly Master Jailer Who Is Hunting And Executing Escaped Fort Rozz Prisoners, On “Supergirl,” Monday, Feb. 22

“Truth, Justice and the American Way” – Supergirl does battle with the deadly Master Jailer (Jeff Branson), who is hunting and executing escaped Fort Rozz prisoners. Also, Cat hires a second assistant, Siobhan Smythe (Italia Ricci), who immediately tries to one-up Kara, and Kara and James disagree over the Deo’s methods, on Supergirl, Monday, Feb. 22 (8:00-9:00 Pm, Et/Pt) on the CBS Television Network.

See Also: Follow all of our Supergirl coverage here

Supergirl airs on CBS on Monday nights.

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- Gary Collinson

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Lexi Alexander Reflects On Directing Punisher: War Zone; "Everything That Was B-Movie-Ish Was A Deliberate Choice"

27 January 2016 2:15 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It may not have been a masterpiece, but Punisher: War Zone did a great job bringing Frank Castle to the big screen in a way which reflected his portrayal in the comic books. While Thomas Jane remains a fan-favourite version of the character, I for one have always preferred Ray Stevenson, and Lexi Alexander brought a lot to the table with the movie (despite it not being a critical or commercial hit). In the video below, the filmmaker - who will soon turn her sights to Supergirl - weighs in on the experience of making Punisher: War Zone and the reception it subsequently received from fans.   I like it. The other day somebody put a clip up -- the famous parkour grenade shooting -- and here's the thing: This was the time people started getting $300 million to make [comic book movies]. I think [Christopher] Nolan was just making the second "Dark Knight" -- we heard $300 million, »

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Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson: Controversial Casting Adds Fuel to Hollywood’s Diversity Debate

27 January 2016 11:38 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With the entertainment industry currently embroiled in a debate over the lack of diversity in film, UK pay TV network Sky Arts may have picked the wrong time to announce that British actor Joseph Fiennes will play pop icon Michael Jackson in a new half-hour comedy special.

The project, “Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,” will center around an unlikely road trip that Jackson and friends Elizabeth Taylor (Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (Brian Cox) allegedly took from New York to Ohio in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

In a statement regarding Fiennes’ casting, Sky Arts said, “‘Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon’ is a Sky Arts comedy which takes a light-hearted look at a reportedly true event; Joseph Fiennes is cast as Michael Jackson. It is part of a series of comedies about unlikely stories from arts and cultural history. Sky Arts gives producers the creative freedom to cast roles as they wish, »

- Variety Staff

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How The Marvel Cinematic Universe Erases Women

27 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In recent years, there are three very loud calls that routinely accompany the release of movies within the Marvel Cinematic Universe: “Why aren’t there any female-led superhero movies?” “Why aren’t any of these films directed by women?” and “Why aren’t the female characters represented in merchandising as well as the male characters?” The fact that these calls are made at all, at any volume, represents progress. It indicates that, firstly, audiences have a greater awareness of gender bias in the media, and secondly, those audience members that are aware are more able to make their voices heard.

This limited progress has undoubtedly led to a small amount of change – with Marvel scheduling its own female-led, possibly female-directed, and certainly female-written superhero movie for 2019, in the form of Captain Marvel. We have also seen better depictions of Marvel women on television – in Agents Of Shield, Agent Carter and Jessica Jones. »

- Sarah Myles

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