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Vince Vaughn moved to Hollywood at age 18, straight out of high school. And, like many starry-eyed aspiring actors, one of his first stops was Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to see where famous stars like Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe had encased their hands and feet in cement.
More than 25 years later, much has changed. It’s now called the Tcl Chinese Theatre. Many other actors have been added from Jennifer Aniston to Tom Cruise. And Vaughn has gone from struggling actor to bonafide movie star, with hits like “The Lost World,” “Wedding Crashers” and “Old School” on his resume. His latest comedy, “Unfinished Business,” hits theaters March 6.
So when Vaughn was told the theater wanted to encase his hands and feet in cement in the forecourt on March 4, he was thrilled.
“Getting the letter asking me, I thought about growing up and being a fan of all those folks,” he says. »
- Jenelle Riley
Las Vegas…the hotbed haven where dreams of high rollers are realized among the glitzy bright lights, the element of chance and luck and the adrenaline for instant fortune. But there is a deception to Sin City that is overlooked–the isolation of a gambler’s anxiety and desperation, the false sense of confidence at the craps table and the swinging doors of the psychological lows more so than the rewarding highs.
Still, Las Vegas has its excitable aura–both innocence and guilt–where one arrives to skillfully manufacture their financial profile or go bust. In some instances, the hedonistic expectations are defined in other fun, precarious ways. It is no wonder that Hollywood has come calling to put its distinctive spin on the capital city of adult entertainment. For decades, the movies have made Las Vegas its backdrop for wonderment, degradation, intrigue, comical curiosity and soul-searching revelations.
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- Frank Ochieng
Sources tell Variety that Leonardo DiCaprio’s production banner Appian Way has come on as a producer of “The Crowded Room,” an adaptation of the Daniel Keyes nonfiction book that centered around Billy Milligan, the first person to successfully use multiple personality disorder as a legal defense.
DiCaprio will produce alongside Jennifer Davisson and Alexandra Milchan.
The pic has been in development for quite some time at New Regency. Story follows Milligan, who was charged in the late ’70s with armed robbery and the rapes of three women on the Ohio State University campus. Milligan, who was diagnosed with multiple personality syndrome, »
- Justin Kroll
Leonardo DiCaprio is getting closer to playing a role he's eyed for nearly 20 years — that of Billy Milligan, who was the first person to successfully use multiple personality disorder as a defense in a court of law. DiCaprio's Appian Way has come aboard to produce The Crowded Room with New Regency, while Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg have been hired to write the adapted script. Smilovic's credits include Lucky Number Slevin and Todd Phillips' upcoming Arms and the Dudes at Warner Bros. Read More Oscars 2015: Fox Searchlight, New Regency Nab Second Straight Best Picture Win In addition
- Pamela McClintock
Todd Phillips’ post-Hangover career is taking a swift turn into meatier territory with his upcoming movie, Arms And The Dudes, which has now added yet another new name to its starry line-up. Per Deadline, Ana De Armas has signed on to star alongside the recently-announced Miles Teller as his girlfriend.
For those unfamiliar with the movie, it’s based on a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson that revolves around the mishaps of a couple of stoners who wind up dealing weapons. Originally, Jesse Eisenberg and Shia LeBeouf were down to play the pair, until scheduling conflicts arose leaving the parts available for Oscar-nominee Jonah Hill and Teller. Also on board to produce are Scott Budnick, Mark Gordon, and Bryan Zuriff from a script by Jason Smilovic.
- Gem Seddon
“Knock Knock” knockout Ana de Armas is in negotiations to star alongside Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in Todd Phillips‘ dark comedy “Arms and the Dudes,” an individual familiar with the Warner Bros. project has told TheWrap. Hill and Teller will play a pair pair of potheads who become unlikely arms dealers when they win a $300 million contract from the government to supply America’s allies in Afghanistan with weapons. As one might guess, the situation spirals out of control and the two find themselves way out of their depths. Also Read: Sundance: ‘Knock Knock’s’ Keanu Reeves, Eli Roth Talk About. »
- Jeff Sneider
Based on the Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson, the story follows two unlikely arms dealers who received a $300 million contract to supply weapons for U.S. allies in Afghanistan. They soon found themselves in danger abroad and in trouble back home because they were completely out of their depth.
The film is the first under the new production banner Phillips formed with his “Hangover” star Bradley Cooper. Cooper will produce along with Mark Gordon, who first acquired the article and brought it to Phillips. Bryan Zuriff is exec producing, with Jason Smilovic penning the script. Phillips and Stephen Chin had also written a version of the screenplay.
- Justin Kroll
Miles Teller may have been lambasted throughout the course of Whiplash for being slightly off tempo, as J.K. Simmons’ unrelenting tutor circled his budding drummer like a shark circling a baby seal, but in Hollywood circles, the actor couldn’t be more in tune.
With a leading role in Fox’s forthcoming Fantastic Four reboot, not to mention his physically demanding part in Bleed For This, 2015 is already shaping up to be a phenomenal year for the 27-year old. And today, Deadline has learned that Teller has added another feather to his crowded cap in the form of Warner Bros.’ Arms and the Dudes.
Drawing upon Guy Lawson’s Rolling Stone article, the thriller will see Teller star opposite two-time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill as two bumbling arms dealer who happen across a high-profile contract deal worth $300 million, one which sees the pair help supply weapons to Us allies within Afghanistan. »
- Michael Briers
Exclusive: Whiplash sensation Miles Teller has joined Jonah Hill to star in the Todd Phillips-directed Arms And The Dudes for Warner Brothers, based on the Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson. The story follows two unlikely arms dealers who secured a $300 million contract to supply weapons for U.S. allies in Afghanistan. They soon found themselves in danger abroad and in trouble back home because they were completely out of their depth. Teller will play David Packouz, who was working as a licensed massage therapist in Miami before joining Efraim Diveroli in international arms-dealing. Scott Budnick, Mark Gordon, Todd Phillips and Bryan Zuriff.
Teller’s playing fighter Vinnie Pazienza in the Ben Younger-directed Bleed for This, and he stars as Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four reboot coming from Fox. Teller is repped by CAA and Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder.
- Mike Fleming Jr
Exclusive Q&A: It arrived too late to factor in guild and critics awards, but the Clint Eastwood-directed American Sniper has established such a connection with American movie audiences that its dark horse chances of upsetting the Oscar status quo cannot be ignored. It passed Saving Private Ryan to become the highest domestic grossing war movie ever; it even shot past the U.S. gross of Bradley Cooper’s previous biggest hit, The Hangover, and trails only The Passion Of The Christ for biggest-ever R-rated domestic grosser. This, for a hard R film about the wartime exploits and horrors faced by the most dangerous sniper in U.S. military history, and the price paid by Chris Kyle, wife Taya, and his fellow soldiers tasked with door to door searches in Sadr City when it was the most dangerous place in Iraq.
Nominated for Best Actor for his spare portrayal of the Navy Seal sharpshooter, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Bradley Cooper has entered negotiations with Warner Bros. to star in Orphan X, a project that he.s also interested in producing. Cooper.s impending role would see him drawn into the world of human slavery, playing a new different kind of hero counterbalancing his role in American Sniper. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bradley Cooper is currently in early discussions to produce Orphan X, and there's a chance that Warner Bros. could convince him to star in the project as well. The film is the adaptation of Gregg Hurwitz.s book, which actually hasn.t been released yet. In fact, if Warner Bros. and Cooper get a move on, Orphan X could hit cinemas before MacMillian publish the book in February 2016. The plan is to have Hurwitz write the screenplay for the film as well. Todd Phillips, who has previously directed Cooper in The Hangover series, is also in-line »
Warner Bros. Pictures is in negotiations to pick up the film rights to Gregg Hurwitz's upcoming book "Orphan X," with the project to be shaped as a potential Bradley Cooper producing and starring vehicle.
The story centers on a man named Evan Smoak, a 'nowhere man' who helps others, sometimes through violent means. His latest job draws him into a world of human slavery, engineered by a detective of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Having helped to drum up a lot of box-office business and several Oscar nominations for American Sniper, Bradley Cooper is looking to stay in league with Warner Bros.. The studio is now in talks to buy up the film rights to Gregg Hurwitz’s new book thriller Orphan X for the actor to produce and potentially star in. Hurwitz’s book is still a year away from shelves, and will tell the story if a man named Evan Smoak, a Jack Reacher-type “Nowhere Man” who travels around helping other people, often by getting punchy. His latest job draws him into a dark world of human slavery run by a corrupt Los Angeles Police Department detective. The writer, who has several books, comics and TV scripting experience on his CV, will step up to adapt the tome.Cooper may end up starring as Smoak and will definitely produce the film »
As Warner Bros. Pictures and Bradley Cooper are enjoying the success of American Sniper at the box office, even though it was dethroned by SpongeBob SquarePants last weekend, the studio is looking to reteam with the Oscar-nominated actor again. THR has word that Warner Bros. is in the midst of picking up Orphan X, a yet-to-be-published book by Gregg Hurwitz that will be produced by Cooper, who also has an eye towards possibly starring in the film. The project marks another collaboration between Cooper and The Hangover director Todd Phillips by way of their new production banner that is based at Warner Bros. The book won't be published until February of 2016, so details are light as far as the story is concerned. What we do know is that the book is a thriller focusing on a man named Evan Smoak, known as "Nowhere Man," who helps others, sometime through violent means. »
- Ethan Anderton
On the heels of his box office success with American Sniper, Bradley Cooper is re-teaming with Warner Bros. to star in and produce an adaptation of Gregg Hurwitz's upcoming novel Orphan X. The book, which is set for publication in February 2016 by MacMillan, follows a man named Evan Smoak, a.k.a. Nowhere Man, who helps others in need, sometimes by violent means. His latest job takes him inside the world of human slavery, which is being run by a detective in the Los Angeles Police Department.
Gregg Hurwitz will write the screenplay adaptation himself, based on his own novel. He has previously worked as a consulting producer and writer on the ABC remake series V, and he sold a spec script entitled Expulsion to Warner Bros. back in 2010. He has also written for both Marvel and DC comic book titles such as Wolverine, Punisher and Batman. No director »
Given American Sniper‘s record-breaking success, it should surprise no-one that Warner Bros. is eager to collaborate with star Bradley Cooper once again, and according The Hollywood Reporter, that reunion may come sooner rather than later.
Today brings news that the company has entered negotiations to acquire the movie rights for Gregg Hurwitz’s still-to-be-released novel, Orphan X, with the intention being that Cooper would produce and possibly star in the final product. Described as a gritty thriller, the project centers on a “Nowhere Man” known as Evan Smoak (Cooper, presumably, should he choose to commit), who offers a helping hand to others in his particular, overly-violent manner. Such a career path soon sends him veering into the world of human slavery, and he must partner with a detective from the Los Angeles Police Department if he is to crack the case.
Hurwitz is no stranger to the world of film or Warner Bros., »
- Michael Briers
Hurwitz will write the adaptation of “Orphan X,” which will be published in February 2016 by Macmillan. The story centers on the world of human slavery.
Hurwitz has written more than a dozen novels, including “Don’t Look Back,” “You’re Next,” “The Survivor” and “Tell No Lies,” and has worked for Marvel and DC on comics featuring Wolverine, Punisher and Batman.
Cooper is up for Oscars for best picture and best actor for “American Sniper.”
News was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
- Dave McNary
The forthcoming show has seen a switch in directors very close to its production start date. Originally, Divergent helmer Neil Burger – who also directed the 2011 movie – had been locked in for a stint in the director’s chair. He recently dropped out of that particular duty after he signed on to lens the pilot for Showtime’s upcoming financial drama, Billions. However, he will still act as producer alongside Bradley Cooper, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
A joint production between CBS TV Studios, K/O Paper Products and Relativity Media, Limitless the show will in part be based on the 2011 film starring Cooper and Robert De Niro. Written and executive produced by Craig Sweeny (Elementary, Medium), the show will pick up exactly where the movie left off. »
- Gem Seddon
Burger, also attached to direct Showtime pilot Billions, withdrew as a result of scheduling issues, reports Deadline.
Webb is known for helming the Amazing Spider-Man films as well as (500) Days of Summer.
However, Cooper is not expected to reprise his role from the original film. »
Warner Bros. is keeping itself in the Bradley Cooper business. Hot off the huge success of his film American Sniper, Warners is in negotiations to pick up the movie rights to Orphan X, an upcoming book by Gregg Hurwitz, for Cooper to produce and possibly star in. Todd Phillips, Cooper's partner at their untitled Warners-based shingle, will also produce. Hurwitz will pen the adaptation. The thriller centers on a man named Evan Smoak. He's called a "Nowhere Man," and he helps others, sometimes through violent means. A job draws him into a world of human slavery, engineered by
- Borys Kit, Rebecca Ford
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