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News Bits: Arms, Boston, Clank, Down, Bojack

23 May 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Arms and the Dudes

"The Hangover" filmmaker Todd Phillips has used his Instagram account to post the first photos from his upcoming feature "Arms and the Dudes". Jonah Hill and Miles Teller star in the project about a Miami-based small business who bid on U.S. military contracts and started raking in big money.

Boston Strong

Swedish filmmaker Daniel Espinosa ("Child 44," "Safe House") has dropped out of the Boston Marathon bombings drama "Boston Strong" citing "creative differences".

The film tells of the aftermath of the attack which left dozens permanently injured, and how the city came together to heal itself. Espinosa is coming off the period Soviet drama "Child 44" which has had a disastrous run so far in cinemas. [Source: THR]

Ratchet and Clank

Focus Features has revived the Gramercy Pictures which it will use for releasing genre films such as the upcoming "Insidious: Chapter 3," "Sinister 2," and "London Has Fallen »

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First Look at Jonah Hill and Miles Teller in Arms and the Dudes

23 May 2015 3:17 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) just released the first photo from his upcoming "Arms and the Dudes" film, giving us a look at Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. Check it out below. Plot: The movie is based on a true story and focuses on two stoners (Hill, Teller), who got a $300 million contract to supply weapons for allies in Afghanistan. Due to their inexperience, they quickly find themselves in danger abroad and in trouble back home. Warner Bros will release the film sometime in 2016. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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First Look: Jonah Hill And Miles Teller In Todd Phillips' 'Arms And The Dudes'

22 May 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Todd Phillips knows dudes, so it was probably only a matter of time until the word actually landed in one of his movie titles. And so it goes for his upcoming "Arms And The Dudes," another story of bros getting in way over their heads, except in this case, it's all based on true events. Jonah Hill and Miles Teller star in the movie based on Guy Lawson's Rolling Stone article (read it right here) that follows 25-year-old David Packouz and 21-year-old Efraim Diveroli, who scored a $300 million Pentagon contract to arm allies in Afghanistan, taking them on a journey through the absurd and political world of international arms trafficking that would end up with the duo being busted for fraud. Bradley Cooper is one of the producer's on the movie, and the images suggest something slightly more serious than we're used to from the filmmaker. Read More: Todd Phillips »

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First Arms & The Dudes Pictures Reveal a Very Serious Miles Teller and Jonah Hill

22 May 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The first images from Arms & the Dudes, director Todd Phillips’ first film since The Hangover Part III, have landed online thanks to Phillips himself. Based on a Rolling Stone article of the same name, the film tells the true story of two young guys who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to supply America’s allies in Afghanistan with munitions. After 85 deliveries to the war-torn country worth over $66 million, their Miami offices were raided by federal agents and the two were charged with 71 counts of fraud. Phillips had been developing the project for a few years as a producer through his and Bradley Cooper’s production shingle at Warner Bros., but last year he finally pulled the trigger on directing. Miles Teller and Jonah Hill star in the two lead roles, and Phillips co-wrote the script with Stephen Chin and Jason Smilovic. The first images, which Phillips unveiled on his Instagram, »

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Miles Teller And Jonah Hill Are Pot-Smoking Wheeler Dealers In Stills For Arms And The Dudes

22 May 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Now that Warner Bros. has slated the action comedy for a release in 2016, we’re beginning to see the first signs of life from Todd Phillips’ upcoming picture, Arms and the Dudes. Taking to Instagram, The Hangover director shared several images from the production, showcasing Jonah Hill and Whiplash star Miles Teller as a pair of pot-smoking wheeler dealers.

Lifted from true events, the film follows the two friends as they quickly amass a small fortune by brokering deals with U.S. military contracts. It isn’t long before their illicit escapade spins out of control, though, and “The Dudes” find a lucrative deal worth $300 million sitting on their laps; one which would see them do business with some of the most ruthless players in the Iraq War.

Phillips has earmarked each still with the day of shooting, and though these may no be indicative of the final cut, »

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First Photos from Todd Phillips' New Movie 'Arms and the Dudes'

22 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Meet your new Arms Dealers, David and Efraim. After making three The Hangover movies, what is director Todd Phillips up to next? This is his next project, a movie called Arms and the Dudes, "based on a true story" of two young men who were contracted by the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. Miles Teller plays David, Jonah Hill plays Efraim, to friends who suddenly start bidding on military contracts, but then they end up in-over-their-heads with the Afghanistan deal. This sounds like it might be really good, especially coming from the comedic mind of Todd Phillips. SlashFilm found four new photos posted online. Here's the new photos from Arms and the Dudes, from Todd Phillips on his Instagram @toddphillips1: Based on a true story, Arms and the Dudes follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the Iraq War who »

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Todd Phillips Shares Images From ‘Arms and the Dudes’

22 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Todd Phillips is working on his first film since The Hangover III, and it stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as a pair of American guys who exploit a legal loophole to get rich via military contracts. Things naturally get out of hand, and Arms and the Dudes follows the two as they land a deal to provide […]

The post Todd Phillips Shares Images From ‘Arms and the Dudes’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Project X Is Getting A Sequel With A Pretty Obvious Title

21 May 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In an unsurprising move, a sequel to 2012.s Project X has been ordered because of the fact that the original made a ton of money off a nothing budget. But rather than breaking the mold with the title for the follow-up, those involved simply decided to name it Project Xx. Which, while pretty obvious, suggests that the raunchy comedy will pick-up right where the original left off. The Wrap were the first to report that the Todd Phillips-produced sequel is currently in pre-production. At the moment though still not sure if either the film.s trifecta of stars (Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, and Jonathan Daniel Brown), its director Nima Nourizadeh, or its writing team of Matt Drake and Michael Bacall will return. However, the last details we had on the sequel suggested that Bacall had been asked to write a draft of the script. Project Xx has »

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Warners Dates "Xx," "Accountant," "Arms"

20 May 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has shifted around its upcoming release schedule today with several of its smaller films either getting new dates or locked into specific dates for the first time.

They’ve set Gavin O'Connor's Ben Affleck-led assassin thriller "The Accountant" has locked down a January 29th 2016 release. Warners' New Line division had scheduled an untitled horror film for that date, but has moved that up by a week.

Meanwhile Todd Phillips' true story tale "Arms & the Dudes", starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, will now open on March 11th 2016. The story follows two friends in their early 20s living in Miami during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts.

Finally "Project Xx," the sequel to the hard partying teen comedy, is targeting an August 19th 2016 release.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures »

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New release dates, including Ben Affleck in The Accountant

19 May 2015 10:23 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Project X sequel, and the new film from The Hangover's Todd Phillips, are also set to arrive in 2016...

Warner Bros has confirmed a collection of new release dates for some of its upcoming projects, Each of these thus far as an American date, but we expect the UK arrival in each case to be roughly around the same time.

First up, there's The Accountant, from Warrior director Gavin O'Connor. The film stars Ben Affleck, Jeffrey Tambor, Anna Kendrick and J K Simmons. It follows the story of a man who's an accountant most of the time, and an assassin the rest of it. And it's now due to arrive on January 22nd.

Then there's the new film from The Hangover director Todd Phillips. Entitled Arms & The Dudes, the new comedy stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as a pair of friends who decide to bid on Us military contracts during the Iraq war. »

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‘The Accountant’, ‘Project Xx’, And More Get Release Dates

19 May 2015 8:40 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Warner Bros has set release dates for four of its five upcoming films, and has removed one planned event movie from the schedule entirely. The action thriller The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck, John Lithgow, Anna KendrickJ.K. SimmonsJon Bernthal, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson will hit theaters on January 29, 2016. The Todd Phillips-directed crime comedy Arms & The Dudes, starring Jonah HillMiles TellerAna de Armas, and J. B. Blanc is set for release on March 11… »

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Project Xx Gets A Release Date

19 May 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It's already three years since director Nima Nourizadeh put the tricks of the microbudget found-footage horror trade to use on the teen comedy genre and came up with Project X. Polarising as the finished product was, a sequel has been talked about ever since, and Warner Bros. have now announced Project Xx's release date, along with arrival times for The Accountant and Arms And The Dudes.Not much is yet known about the hard-partying follow-up, outside the fact that original co-writer Michael Bacall has been working on it solo this time. No director is yet attached, and it's unclear whether Todd Phillips will return as producer. And given the time elapsed and the cast's advanced age, it seems unlikely that any of the first gang will be back - unless we ditch the high-school angle and put them in college or something. Even then, we'll be amazed if they get Miles Teller back. »

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Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Set for Jan. 29

19 May 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has set a Jan. 29 release date for Ben Affleck’s thriller “The Accountant,” which will be his first film since “Gone Girl.”

Affleck plays a brilliant accountant who moonlights as an assassin. The film is directed by Gavin O’Connor from Bill Dubuque’s script and co-stars Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal and Cynthia Addai-Robinson. Producers are Lynette Howell and Mark Williams.

Fox/DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3″ and Disney thriller “The Finest Hours,” starring Chris Pine and Affleck’s brother Casey, are also set for Jan. 29. Warner Bros. moved an untitled New Line horror film forward a week to Jan. 22.

Warner Bros. also set Miles Teller-Jonah Hill crime-comedy “Arms and the Dudes” for March 11. Todd Phillips is directing the story of two Miami stoners who wound up with a government contract to supply weapons for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

The studio has also dated “Project Xx, »

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Affleck Showdown: Ben’s ‘The Accountant’ to Take on Casey’s ‘The Finest Hours’

19 May 2015 3:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There’s a box office bro-down — er, showdown — brewing between siblings Ben and Casey Affleck, as Warner Bros. has announced it will release Ben’s hit-man movie “The Accountant” on Jan. 29, 2016 — the same day Disney will unveil Casey’s Coast Guard drama “The Finest Hours.” Warner Bros. has also announced release dates for Todd Phillips‘ “Arms & the Dudes” starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill, and a sequel to “Project X,” which was produced by Phillips. “The Accountant” is expected to serve as a strong counter-programming measure against DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3” as well as “The Finest »

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Bradley Cooper Will Reprise ‘Limitless’ Role For TV Series

13 May 2015 10:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bradley Cooper will reprise the role of Eddie Morra from the film Limitless, for a recurring role in a new TV series based on the hit movie. Limitless, directed by Neil Burger, was a surprise hit for Cooper back in 2011, and news broke earlier this year that the movie was to be adapted for television. We all expected that Cooper wouldn’t feature, but this latest news confirms that the actor will appear in some capacity, though Jake McDorman, who starred with Cooper on American Sniper, will play the main lead, Brian Finch.

The series, like the movie, revolves around a man who discovers the mysterious drug Nzt which allows its user to unlock their brain’s full potential. The character of Finch also “has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Cooper), a presidential hopeful and regular user of Nzt who has plans of his own for his new protégé, »

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'Limitless' TV Show Will Have Bradley Cooper in Recurring Role

13 May 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When CBS issued a series order for Limitless last week, the network revealed some of the confirmed cast members, but, as it turns out, not all of them. During the network's upfront presentation earlier today, it was revealed that Bradley Cooper, who starred in the original 2011 Limitless movie, will reprise his role as Edward Mora, who is now a Senator. The actor will have a recurring role on the series, and while it isn't clear how many episodes he will star in, Mora will have a connection to the main character Brian Finch, played by Jake McDorman. Take a look at the official synopsis for the Limitless TV series below.

Based on the feature film, Limitless is a fast-paced drama about Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug Nzt and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. »

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CBS Announces 2015-2016 Fall TV Schedule

13 May 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS today unveiled its 2015-2016 primetime lineup, featuring seven new shows and 22 returning series. CBS will build on a schedule that will finish the current season as America's most-watched network in viewers for the 12th time in 13 years, including the last seven years straight. The new fall dramas are: the heart-pounding medical series Code Black, set in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation; the fast-paced Limitless, based on the feature film with Bradley Cooper, starring Jake McDorman as an average guy who can suddenly access 100% of his brain capacity with a mysterious pill; and Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist in the title role based on the DC Comics superhero.

The new fall comedies are: Angel from Hell, about a loud, colorful, often inappropriate woman who claims to be a guardian angel, starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson; and Life in Pieces, an irreverent »

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Bradley Cooper to Appear in CBS Series ‘Limitless’ This Fall

13 May 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Another A-lister is coming to TV.

Bradley Cooper will appear in the first episode of CBS’ new fall drama “Limitless,” based on the 2011 feature film, in which Cooper starred. Pending on the Academy Award-nominated actor’s busy schedule, he may also recur throughout the series.

CBS entertainment chair Nina Tassler made the announcement Wednesday morning at a New York City press breakfast, before the network’s upfront presentation.

Cooper serves as an exec producer on the series, which Tassler described as an “action-packed, fast-paced thrill-ride.”

He will reprise his role from the original movie as Eddie Mora, a man who discovers the mysterious drug Nzt, which allows him to learn faster and recall memories from his past.

Jake McDorman, who appeared in Cooper’s record-breaking film “American Sniper,” plays Brian Finch, who newly comes across Nzt and is coerced into using his new drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI. »

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Bradley Cooper will appear in the pilot for the Limitless TV series

13 May 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bradley Cooper will appear in the pilot for CBS's upcoming Limitless TV series.

The actor will also recur as his availability allows, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler announced at the network's upfronts.

The drama, ordered to series by CBS, is based on the 2011 movie of the same name and stars Jake McDorman as protagonist Brian Finch.

Finch is forced into solving cases for the FBI using enhanced abilities acquired from taking the mysterious drug Nzt, and works closely with Special Agents Harris (Jennifer Carpenter) and Boyle (Hill Harper).

Cooper is executive producing on the project alongside writer Craig Sweeny, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Todd Phillips.

Heather Kadin, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman are also executive producers, while Marc Webb directs the pilot.

The big-screen feature topped box office charts when it debuted four years ago, and has since made more than $160 million worldwide. »

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Bradley Cooper Recurs On "Limitless" Series

13 May 2015 6:24 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Bradley Cooper is set to return to television with a recurring role in the upcoming CBS drama series "Limitless".

The series is based on the 2011 movie in which Cooper himself played Eddie Mora, a man who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug Nzt and uses it to his advantage.

In this follow-up series, Jake McDorman takes on the role of Brian Finch who discovers Nzt and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them.

Unbeknownst to them, Brian has a clandestine relationship with the now Senator and presidential hopeful Eddie Mora (Cooper) who has his own plans for his protege.

Cooper guest stars in the pilot and will reportedly recur as much as his schedule permits. Cooper also executive produces the series alongside Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, »

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