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The story is based on Elliott Chaze's 1953 pulp novel about an ex-con who stages an elaborate armored car robbery, with the help of a Mississippi call girl. Elijah Wood will also star in the drama, although it isn't known which roles these actors are portraying.
We last reported on Black Wings Has My Angel back in May 2010, when Alfonso Pineda Ulloa signed on to direct. He will be working from a script he co-wrote with Barry Gifford and Christopher Peditto, which is adapted from the Elliott Chaze novel.
Elijah Wood has good news for noir fans, as the actor turned producer is adapting Elliott Chaze.s lauded 1953 crime novel Black Wings Has My Angel into a feature film with some tantalizing talent attached. Screen Daily reveals True Blood temptress Anna Paquin has signed on to co-star opposite intriguing Thor antagonist Tom Hiddleston in the thriller that centers on an armored car heist that forever changes the lives of a thief and the call girl he's fallen for. Black Wings Has My Angel has proved a passion project for producer and co-writer Christopher Peditto, who Cinematical reported spent more than a decade working to secure the rights to the novel that had been out of print for nearly 50 years. He's crafted the resulting screenplay with Wild At Heart screenwriter Barry Gifford and the film's attached director Alfonso Pineda Ulloa. The Mexican writer-director who is currently in post-production on his »
The project started being shopped around Hollywood in 2007 with Wood as a producer, but the "Lord of the Rings" star quickly learned that getting into Mordor movies made isn't always easy, although a little persistence pays off.
Three years later, he took a role in the production, only to see it shelved until now.
The movie tells the story of ex-con Tim Sunblade, played by Hiddleston, who joins forces with a call girl (Paquin) to pull off the robbery of an armored car.
Despite being postponed for quite a bit, »
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Anna Paquin ("True Blood") and Tom Hiddleston ( Marvel's The Avengers , Thor ) have joined Elijah Wood in Black Wings Has My Angel at Cargo Entertainment, reports Screen Daily . The story centers on an antihero, an ex-convict, who stages a daring armed car robbery in Colorado with the help of a call girl whom he picked up in a backwoods Mississippi motel. Alfonso Pineda Ulloa will direct from a script by Barry Gifford ( Wild at Heart ), Christopher Peditto and Ulloa based on Elliott Chaze.s novel. Christopher Peditto, Anthony Moody and Wood will produce. Filming is scheduled to start in September. (Photo Credit: WENN.com) »
The old fashioned, hard-boiled noir thriller is one of the most surprisingly underused genres in modern film. Considering the classics that spawned forth from it (The Maltese Falcon, Out of the Past, The Big Sleep), I find it surprising that more studios don’t go for these stories, what with their stylish language and gritty crime narratives. Then again, if all movies in this vein have to go through the now five-year-long development period that Black Wings Has My Angel has endured, maybe it’s not so surprising after all.
Luckily for the production, as reported by ScreenDaily (via The Playlist), two new stars have joined the roster: Thor‘s Tom Hiddleston and Anna Paquin. They’ll be taking spots alongside Elijah Wood, who had previously signed on to play protagonist Tim Sunblade (a classic noir name if ever there was one), an ex-con who teams up with a call »
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Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Tom Hiddleston (Thor) have joined Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) in a gritty noir thriller. A recent pick up by Cargo Entertainment, Black Wings Has My Angel is a story about an armored car heist by an escaped prisoner and a female escort. The script, written by Barry Gifford (Wild at Heart), Christopher Peditto (Light and the Sufferer) and Alfonso Pineda Ulloa (Restos) is an adaptation of the 1953 Elliott Chaze novel. The long-gestating project is due to start shooting this September. Hit the jump for more. Screendaily reported on the pick up of Black Wings Has My Angel by Cargo and the addition of Paquin and Hiddleston. While specific roles have yet to be assigned, the story follows anti-hero and ex-con Tim Sunblade who picks up a high class call girl to help him in an armored car robbery. The book jacket describes »
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They say patience is a virtue, and in the world of film development, that's especially true. While "Black Wings Has My Angel" may seem new, this one has actually been brewing since around 2007. A couple of years ago, Elijah Wood signed on to the hardboiled pic and then word when quiet, but it finally looks like the pieces are coming together. Tom Hiddleston and Anna Paquin have joined the long-gestating film, that will once again find Wood ditching his nice guy image for something a little grittier. Based on the novel by Elliot Chaze, the story centers on the ex-con anti-hero of the film, Tim Sunblade (Hiddleston), who teams up with Virginia (Paquin), a call girl he meets in a backwoods Mississippi motel for a daring armored car robbery in Colorado. No word yet on Wood's role, but the material sounds perfectly lean and mean. Barry Gifford ("Wild At Heart, »
7 items from 2012
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