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Doug Liman interview: American Made, Tom Cruise, being a rebel

22 August 2017 11:58 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Aug 24, 2017

Doug Liman on Swingers, getting arrested, American Made, Bourne and much more...

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we last spoke to Doug Liman, who in July was promoting his compact, $3 million war thriller The Wall. Now, he's back with another thriller, this one taking place over a much broader canvas. American Made tells the story of Barry Seal, a pilot who wound up running missions in and out of Central America for the CIA; taking covert photographs and smuggling in guns. 

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The film's the perfect vehicle for Cruise, given that he gets to fly lots of planes, but then again, Barry Seal's hardly your typical heroic Cruise lead: Seal earns a fortune running guns for the CIA and cocaine for the cartels, but »

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American Made review

22 August 2017 12:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman reteam for American Made. Here's our review of a great crime drama...

There are certain things you can generally count on in a Tom Cruise movie: running really fast, smiling winningly at ladies and hurtling around in fast cars, or on motorbikes, or in planes. Also, he’ll be topless at least once.

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Cruise’s second collaboration with director Doug Liman (they previously brought us the unexpectedly great sci-fi action film, Edge Of Tomorrow), American Made requires quite a bit more from the Hollywood stars than just winning smiles and stunts - though the movie does deliver plenty of those too. Cruise plays Barry Seal, a former Twa commercial pilot who, at the behest of an enigmatic guy with a beard who calls himself Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson) winds up flying planes for the CIA. »

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‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise Finally Lands a Role Worthy of His Talents

17 August 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s a case to be made that Tom Cruise is a compelling screen presence when he looks desperate. Much evidence for this claim was gathered in his millennial run – 1999’s “Eyes Wide Shut” and “Magnolia,” 2001’s “Vanilla Sky” – in which varyingly forceful writer-directors did their level best to chip away at their star’s glib toothpaste-salesman confidence and expose the very human doubts and frailties behind it. After those box-office failures, Cruise retreated to the surety of known properties and franchises; though we got glimpses of other Cruises – notably the Comic Cruise of “Tropic Thunder” – this was his fall-back position up until the disastrous “The Mummy.” It’s possible that audiences had grown tired of watching a performer playing it so consistently safe: as Kubrick and Paul Thomas Anderson had twigged, it’s always more revealing watching a control freak losing control.

American Made” isn’t a major breakthrough, »

- Mike McCahill

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“It’s the most incredible story” – Doug Liman at the trailer launch for American Made

6 June 2017 8:48 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Richard Phippen

Tom Cruise’s American Made trailer lands. Just. Now that Tom Cruise has got The Mummy out of the way, we’re finally able to gaze upon the first trailer for his next collaboration with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman.

American Made tells the (mostly true) story of pilot Barry Seal, who was hired by the CIA in the 80s to fly guns into South America. Not content with being a CIA gun smuggler, Seal decides to add a lucrative return trip to his schedules, hooking up with Pablo Escobar to bring cocaine back into the Us.

It’s quite the departure for Cruise, playing an anti-hero covered in coke, but we’re going with him on this one. Both he and Liman have a good grasp of the comedic elements of the script, and the story is mad enough to require very little embellishment.

Indeed, »

- Richard Phippen

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Fox News Guest Denies Sean Hannity Harassed Her, But Still Claims Incident Occurred

24 April 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Debbie Schlussel, a conservative commentator, says that she does not believe that an incident in which she claims she turned down Sean Hannity’s advances and later was “banned” from Fox News was a case of sexual harassment.

She told LawNewz on Monday that “I never thought I was sexually harassed by Sean Hannity, I thought he was weird and creepy not someone I liked.”

Over the weekend, after headlines of her story appeared, Hannity vigorously denied them and threatened legal action.

On Friday, Schlussel said in a radio interview that Hannity once invited her to his hotel while he was taping a show in Detroit. She told LawNewz that she was invited to his hotel, not his hotel room. She said that she was later not invited back to appear on Fox News.

On Twitter, Hannity tweeted out Schlussel’s LawNewz interview with the remark, “Already the story changes.”

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- Ted Johnson

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Gilmore Girls Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Snags 2-Season Order at Amazon

10 April 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Simply marvelous news for acolytes of Amy Sherman-Palladino: Amazon is moving forward with the Gilmore Girls creator’s dramedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, handing the very well-received project an unprecedented  two-season series order.

The pilot debuted on Amazon on March 17 and garnered an average customer rating of 4.8, with 92 percent 5-star reviews. 

Written and directed by Sherman-Palladino, who also serves as an Ep alongside Daniel Palladino, the 1950s-set The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel centers on Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Manhattan‘s Rachel Brosnahan, in a star-making performance), whose seemingly idyllic Manhattan existence is upended when she discovers a previously unknown talent for stand-up comedy. »

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Colin Farrell in talks for Steve McQueen’s Widows

5 April 2017 5:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As casting continues on Widows, Variety is reporting that Colin Farrell is in final talks to board the new film from director Steve McQueen (Shame, 12 Years a Slave).

Should a deal be reached, Farrell will join Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Kaluuya, Andre Holland and Liam Neeson in the film, which has been scripted by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn and is based upon Lynda La Plante’s 1983 British TV miniseries.

Widows revolves around the wives of a group of armed robbers, who team up to complete the heist when their husbands are killed on the job. Farrell is reportedly set to play a politician who finds himself mixed up on the widows’ plans.

Farrell has recently signed on to portray Oliver North in an Amazon series about the Iran-Contra scandal, and is also attached to Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo remake, as well as Dan Gilroy »

- Gary Collinson

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Colin Farrell Eyes Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ With Viola Davis (Exclusive)

4 April 2017 3:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Colin Farrell is in negotiations to join Viola Davis in Steve McQueen and New Regency’s heist thriller “Widows.”

Farrell also recently signed on to star in Disney’s “Dumbo.” Production on that movie, however, was pushed back one month, allowing Farrell to squeeze “Widows” into his schedule.

Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya, and “Moonlight” actor Andre Holland are also on board. “Gone Girl” screenwriter and novelist Gillian Flynn will write the script with McQueen.

Based on the 1983 British miniseries about a caper gone wrong, the story follows four armed robbers who are killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their widows to finish the job.

Details behind Farrell’s role are vague, aside from the fact that he’ll play a politician that finds himself mixed up in the widows’ plans. »

- Justin Kroll

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Homeland season 6 episode 11 review: R Is For Romeo

2 April 2017 8:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Apr 10, 2017

A major confrontation between unlikely participants adds tension to the penultimate episode of Homeland Season 6...

This review contains spoilers.

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6.11 R Is For Romeo

Homeland season six is in its final movements. The season finale is only a week away, and the penultimate hour didn’t want you to forget that as it ended its fifty-minute drama on a thundering cliffhanger filled with explosives, vital missed phone conversations, and every implication that a full-throated military coup is in motion with CIA badmen headed to “protect” the president-elect at gunpoint.

And ironically, the most exciting thing about the episode is not in the pyrotechnics of a somewhat arbitrary cliffhanger; it’s in the tension of a president (or president-elect) sitting down with rightwing talk radio/fake news, legitimising »

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7 Filmmakers Turning Amazon Into An Art House Cinema Powerhouse

28 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hot off the critical and awards season success of Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea,” Amazon is continuing to ink major production deals with some of the art house world’s biggest stars, from newly-minted Oscar winner Barry Jenkins to the the delightfully original Leos Carax — and that’s just the start. Amazon’s relationship with creators also includes a number of television heavy-hitters, including Amy Sherman-Palladino and Matthew Weiner, but the keen eye they’ve turned on filmmakers is the one to watch.

Still, there is much work to be done. While Amazon has had major success working with filmmaker and showrunner Jill Soloway — and its latest batch of pilots includes a standout from “Gilmore Girls” alum Sherman-Palladino — the list of filmmakers who recently signed on to produce features with the studio is woefully lacking when it comes to female talents. If you can grab a Yorgos Lanthimos, »

- Kate Erbland

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7 Filmmakers Turning Amazon Into An Art House Cinema Powerhouse

28 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Hot off the critical and awards season success of Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea,” Amazon is continuing to ink major production deals with some of the art house world’s biggest stars, from newly-minted Oscar winner Barry Jenkins to the the delightfully original Leos Carax — and that’s just the start. Amazon’s relationship with creators also includes a number of television heavy-hitters, including Amy Sherman-Palladino and Matthew Weiner, but the keen eye they’ve turned on filmmakers is the one to watch.

Still, there is much work to be done. While Amazon has had major success working with filmmaker and showrunner Jill Soloway — and its latest batch of pilots includes a standout from “Gilmore Girls” alum Sherman-Palladino — the list of filmmakers who recently signed on to produce features with the studio is woefully lacking when it comes to female talents. If you can grab a Yorgos Lanthimos, »

- Kate Erbland

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Colin Farrell in Talks to Star in Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’

24 March 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Colin Farrell is in talks to star in Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of “Dumbo” for Disney.

Farrell would play the father of the children who fall in love with the lovable elephant. Will Smith, Chris Pine, and Casey Affleck all passed on the role. Eva Green and Danny DeVito are also in negotiations to join the film.

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Burton is directing from Ehren Kruger’s script. Justin Springer, who worked on “Tron: Legacy,” is producing with Kruger.

The original story followed an ostracized baby circus elephant who strives to achieve his full potential. Burton’s movie will included both live-action and animated elements.

The studio’s emphasis on live-action reboots follows the success of “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” and most recently, “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. The Mouse House has remakes of “The Lion King, »

- Justin Kroll

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Brie Larson to Play First Female U.S. Presidential Candidate Victoria Woodhull in Amazon Film

22 March 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brie Larson will star as Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president of the United States, in a film for Amazon Studios.

Larson will also produce “Victoria Woodhull.” Ben Kopit penned the script.

Lloyd Braun and Andrew Mittman will produce as well, while Anne Woodward exec produces and Whalerock’s John-Eric Capps co-produces.

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Woodhull ran for president in 1872, more then 40 years before women had the right to vote, and although she lost the presidency, she paved the way for women’s suffrage and women’s rights for years to come.

Amazon’s Julie Rapaport and Jules Claassen are overseeing the project with Capps.

Following her Oscar win for best actress in “Room,” Larson shot Ben Wheatley’s gangster pic “Free Fire,” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. She can currently be seen in theaters in “Kong: Skull Island, »

- Justin Kroll

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Colin Farrell Re-Teams with Yorgos Lanthimos for a New Amazon Series

22 March 2017 10:22 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Why the Greek director’s tragicomic sensibility is perfect for the subject matter.

Not to be outdone by Netflix’s upcoming string of auteur dramas, Amazon Studios just announced that director Yorgos Lanthimos will be reteaming with The Lobster star Colin Farrell for an upcoming original series. The topic? The Iran-Contra Affair. For those of you (like me) who are too young to remember, the so-called Iran-Contra Affair was a scandal that occurred during Ronald Reagan’s presidency, in which administration officials conspired to sell weapons to Iran (against whom there was an arms embargo) in order to funnel the profits to a right-wing Nicaraguan army known as the Contras (to whom Congress had forbidden funding). The initial plan was to use said profits to negotiate the release of several hostages held by Hezbollah, but then Colonel Oliver North got involved and devised a plan to use the money to also fund the Contras. Farrell »

- Jake Orthwein

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Peak TV Treasure: Fleabag

22 March 2017 7:41 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems in this era of Peak TV.

Fleabag

Network | Amazon

Created By | Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Number Of Episodes | 6

Episode Length | 30 mins.

Premise | Waller-Bridge (Broadchurch) stars — and shines — in this UK comedy as Fleabag, a proudly promiscuous London café owner who talks directly to the camera, sharing her most intimate dating misadventures with us like we’re old chums. »

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Movie News: J.J. Abrams' World War II Thriller 'Overlord' Nabs Rising Stars

21 March 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Overlord: Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!, above left) and Jovan Adepo (Fences, above right) will star in Overlord, J.J. Abrams' World War II supernatural thriller. Julius Avery (Son of a Gun) will direct. Russell and Adepo will play paratroopers who are dropped behind enemy lines, only to discover that the Nazis are the least of their problems. [THR]   Iran-Contra: Colin Farrell and director Yorgos Lanthimos, who previously teamed on The Lobster (above), will reunite for an Amazon series about the Iran-Contra affair in the 1980s. Farrell will star as Oliver North, a former U.S. marine who was involved in "the sale of weapons through intermediaries to Iran, with the profits being channeled to the Contras in Nicaragua." The project, which is not...

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- Peter Martin

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Colin Farrell Will Play Oliver North In Amazon Drama Series

21 March 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell will re-team with director Yorgos Lanthimos for a third time on an as-yet untitled dramatic television series for Amazon. Having delivered the critically acclaimed 2015 comedy drama The Lobster, and while filming the upcoming drama film The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Farrell and Lanthimos have confirmed that they will join forces once more for a re-telling of the Iran-Contra scandal – with Farrell starring as Oliver North.

The Iran-Contra scandal rocked the presidency of Ronald Reagan, as it transpired that senior administration officials had violated an arms embargo in order to interfere in the affairs of another country. Seven U.S hostages were being held by Hezbollah in Lebanon, and a deal was made for the secret sale of arms to Iran, to facilitate their release. Oliver North became a household name during the investigation into these events, as he was responsible for augmenting the plan »

- Sarah Myles

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Colin Farrell reunites with Yorgos Lanthimos for Iran-Contra series at Amazon

21 March 2017 6:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following his appearance in True Detective, Colin Farrell is set to return to the small screen by taking on the role of Oliver North in a new drama about the Iran-Contra affair, which will reunite him with The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos. The series is being developed for Amazon, and will see Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson penning the script, and Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock executive producing.

A former U.S. Marine and member of the National Security Council during the Reagan administration, Oliver North was a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal, which involved the U.S. diverting proceeds from the illegal sale of weapons to Iran to support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

“I’m really excited to be working with Colin again on something quite different to what we have done so far,” said Lanthimos. “I look forward to joining forces with Ben and Nicky, who had »

- Gary Collinson

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Colin Farrell to Play Oliver North in ‘The Lobster’ Director Yorgos Lanthimos’ Amazon Series

21 March 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Actor Colin Farrell and director Yorgos Lanthimos know a good thing when they see it. After their previous collaboration had given us The Lobster, one of the best films of 2016, the two reunited for the upcoming The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Before we even see their next movie, news comes that Farrell will play Oliver North in […]

The post Colin Farrell to Play Oliver North in ‘The Lobster’ Director Yorgos Lanthimos’ Amazon Series appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Colin Farrell & Yorgos Lanthimos re-team for Amazon series

21 March 2017 1:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Amazon look set to once more throw down the gauntlet to its main rival Netflix with its latest project. The studio has reportedly managed to bag Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos, and his lead, Colin Farrell, for a new project. This follows not long after the announcement that they are developing a David O. Russell drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. The new project will focus on Oliver North and his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair.

The production is still in very early stages, with the script still being written by Enzo Mileti and Scott WilsonBen Stiller and Nicky Weinstock are on-board as executive producers. Lanthimos had this to say about the forthcoming project:

“I’m really excited to be working with Colin again on something quite different to what we have done so far. I look forward to joining forces with Ben and Nicky, who had an »

- Kat Hughes

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