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Bradley Cooper starred in the feature film Limitless as a struggling writer who takes a mysterious drug that allows him to utilize 100% of his brain's capabilities. He uses his new abilities to become a financial wizard, although it puts him in a very dangerous world. The TV show will pick up after the movie, telling the story of a man who uses this drug to become a force for good in this world.
Elementary executive producer Craig Sweeny is writing the pilot script, with Limitless feature director Neil Burger set to direct the pilot and executive produce. Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin of K/O Paper Products are also executive producing alongside Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips through »
EW has confirmed that CBS has given a pilot production commitment to Limitless, a TV show based on the 2011 Relativity film starring Bradley Cooper. According to Deadline, the CBS TV Studios project will be executive produced by Cooper and producing partner Todd Phillips, along with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Heather Kadin of K/O Paper Products. Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Andrew Marcus, Ray Ricord, and Tom Forman from Relativity Television will also executive produce. The television series will follow where the film left off: A man who takes Nzt, the same power-enhancing drug featured in the movie is forced »
- Teresa Jue
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper will executive produce the project alongside production company partner Todd Phillips, Sweeny, Heather Kadin, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and original film co-writer Leslie Dixon.
The series will be the first television project for Cooper and Phillips's company. Neil Burger, who directed the original movie, is slated to oversee the pilot.
The big screen feature topped box office charts when it debuted in 2011, and has since made more than $160 million worldwide. »
One of the craziest movies in recent years is on its way to becoming one of the craziest shows of the Fall 2015 season.
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A drama series based on Bradley Cooper’s 2011 action film Limitless — in which his character, Brian Sinclair, harnessed “limitless” abilities via a mysterious drug known as Nzt — has been given a pilot production commitment by CBS, our sister site Deadline reports.
CBS has given a pilot production commitment to the CBS TV Studios project, which has a raft of heavyweight producers and original feature helmer Neil Burger on tap to direct.
Craig Sweeny, an exec producer of CBS’ “Elementary,” is penning the adaptation and will exec produce with Burger, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Heather Kadin of K/O Paper Products, as well as Cooper (pictured right) and Todd Phillips from their newly formed Yet to Be Named Company banner.
Relativity chief Kavanaugh (pictured left), Tucker Tooley and Relativity Television’s Tom Forman are also exec producing. Leslie Dixon, who wrote the feature screenplay, and Scott Kroopf are co-exec producers.
Series will pick up where the film left off in telling the story of a man who uses a drug to achieve »
- Cynthia Littleton
Flush with ambition for their new slate of superhero adventures, Warner Bros. and DC appear to be planning more crossovers. Nothing is confirmed yet, but according to Deadline, the companies are talking to Jesse Eisenberg about bringing his take on Lex Luthor from Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice to the film based on the Suicide Squad that has David Ayer attached to direct.As of right now, it’s only at the discussion stage mostly because Eisenberg has a busy schedule ahead. He’s already on board for Now You See Me 2 and has been circling a role in Todd Phillips’ planned new based-on-reality stoner comedy Arms & The Dudes.This would clearly indicate that Eisenberg’s version of Superman’s most famous villain won’t be suffering a Zod-style neck snap at the end of Dawn Of Justice and will be hanging around the DC movie universe to cause trouble. »
Eisenberg plays the villain in Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and his inclusion in 'Squad' would give the film an obvious link back to the greater DC Cinematic Universe which the film doesn't really appear to have on the surface.
There's a problem though, Eisenberg is being lined up to star in the Todd Phillips-directed "Arms And The Dudes" and it's unlikely he'll be able to do both. He's also committed to a certain "Now You See Me" sequel and a potential "Zombieland" sequel which is moving forward again.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
David Ayer is hoping to include Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor in his Suicide Squad. Warner Bros. is currently in talks with the actor to bring his Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice character into the upcoming movie about DC villains.
Suicide Squad has garnered a lot of buzz lately, mainly because of the rumors that A-listers Will Smith, Ryan Gosling and Tom Hardy are in talks for roles in the film, as is The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie.
The DC movie follows a group of supervillains who are brought together to tackle high-risk black ops missions for the government. The comic was created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959. The Suicide Squad team has included countless DC villains among its ranks, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bane, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn.
- Laura Frances
Many have wondered exactly how Suicide Squad will connect to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the two-part Justice League movie. The answer may lie in Jesse Eisenberg, who is reportedly in talks with Warner Bros. to reprise his role as Lex Luthor in this upcoming David Ayer directed DC Comics adventure.
Warner Bros. is rumored to be transferring this character over as the leader of the Suicide Squad, which follows 7 super villains who must band together under the government's supervision to pull off a deadly mission where everyone is expendable. Who better to pull the plan together than Lex Luthor?
Warner Bros. is said to currently be in talks with an all-star roster that may include Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie. The characters being used are rumored to be Blockbuster (Mark Desmond), Multiplex (Danton Black), Jaculi, Mindboggler (Leah Wasserman), Captain Boomerang (George Harkness), Vixen »
Jesse Eisenberg will become the latest actor to take on the villainous role of Lex Luthor in next summer's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and it would appear we can count on the character becoming a large part of the DC Comics cinematic multiverse as the character is now rumored to be taking part in David Ayer's Suicide Squad. Deadline reports Eisenberg is in discussions to reprise Luthor in the film, which will be the direct follow up to Batman v Superman, centering on an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. It's already been reported the studio and Ayer are looking to Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Will Smith to star, though now it seems Gosling has been taken out of that mix. Ayer recently described the film saying, »
- Brad Brevet
Looks like Warner Bros. and DC's shared superhero universe might be getting a little more connected as reports have come in now that Jesse Eisenberg's version of Lex Luthor, debuting in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, may also appear in David Ayer's Suicide Squad! Come inside to learn more.
One of the best things about studios implementing a shared universe between their films (especially comic book movies), is the fact that characters can jump aruond from movie to movie. These appearances are a big part of what makes everything feel connected and can be a treat for fans. WB and DC Comics look like they'll be doing everything they can to take full advantage of this as Deadline is reporting that Jesse Eisenberg is currently in talks to bring his Lex Luthor over to the Suicide Squad:
"I hear that Warner Bros is in discussions with »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Though the roster of the Suicide Squad was seemingly revealed recently, that report was based on an old version of the script which director David Ayer (Fury) is currently in the process of rewriting before production on the 2016 movie begin next Spring. With Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Tom Hardy all close to signing on to the DC Comics adaptation, a new report over at Deadline reveals that Warner Bros. are in talks with Batman v Superman star Jesse Eisenberg to join the cast! It sounds as if the studio will have to woo him to reprise the role of Lex Luthor in this movie as he's also been lined up to star in Todd Phillips' Arms And The Dudes, meaning he'll have to choose between that and Suicide Squad as he will unlikely be able to do both. The movie which focuses on a group of supervillains who »
The Vaughnaissance starts here! HBO has finally confirmed the news that everyone already knew - Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of True Detective. Expect to see a darker side to the big screen comedy star, who'll play a career criminal alongside Colin Farrell's compromised cop in Nic Pizzolatto's drama.
The duo aren't familiar faces on the small screen (Farrell's last recurring TV credit was Ballykissangel in the late '90s!), but here are 7 essential Vaughn and Farrell film to watch to get you ready for season two.
1. Swingers (1996)
Vince Vaughn burst onto the scene in the mid-'90s as Swingers' fast-talking cool cat Trent Walker. His character, a charismatic extrovert, stood in sharp contrast to Jon Favreau's more contemplative Mike. After Swingers put Vaughn on the map, he bagged roles in Jurassic Park: The Lost World and the Psycho remake - but »
If Mark Gordon's name isn't familiar, his filmography will be. The producer's diverse 20-year includes "The To Do List," "Rampart," "Source Code," "The Day After Tomorrow," "Wonder Boys," "A Simple Plan," and "Speed." He earned an Oscar nomination in 1999 for "Saving Private Ryan." His upcoming films include Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic and Todd Phillips' upcoming comedy "Arms and The Dudes" starring Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg. And today, the Producers Guild of America announced that Gordon would be honored with a lifetime achievement award — for his contributions to television. Yes, Gordon's success stems to successful TV too. Gordon is currently the executive producer on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” CBS’ “Criminal Minds” and Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” with notable past work including "Private Practice," "Army Wives" and "Reaper." The PGA will present Gordon with the 2015 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television during its 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. »
- Matt Patches
Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg might be taking on the roles of stoners-turned-arms-dealers in a drama called Arms and the Dudes. The movie is being developed by The Hangover director/producer Todd Phillips, and he's the one who wants to cast the two actors in the lead roles.
According to THR the actors are in very early talks and there is still a long way to go before anything happens with the production. Phillips is co-writing the script with Jason Smilovic, and the story is based on Guy Lawson's Rolling Stone article, which follows two stoners from Miami Beach who became arms dealers for the U.S. government.
This could be a good project for the actors to take on. They'd make an interesting on screen team. Labeouf will next be seen in David Ayers' WWII tank drama Fury. Eisnenberg, on the other hand, is currently shooting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. »
- Joey Paur
"The Hangover" director Todd Phillips has been working on "Arms and The Dudes" for the last three years. But it's only now that the project is moving forward, thanks to the addition of Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg. The movie is based on a true story and focuses on two stoners (Labeouf, Eisenberg), 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. Phillips is co-writing the script and will direct for Warner Bros. The story is based on a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson. »
• Julia Roberts has joined fellow Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow and 12 Years A Slave nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor in the remake of the 2009 Argentinian film The Secret in Their Eyes. The original feature won the Best Foreign Language film Oscar in 2010. Billy Ray, who wrote the screenplay for The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips, will write and direct the story about a former Mi-5 agent (Ejiofor) on a joint task force with the FBI, who thinks he’s finally found the man who murdered the daughter of his former partner and friend (Roberts). [Deadline]
- Jake Perlman
British character actor Sean Harris ("The Borgias," "Deliver Us From Evil," "Prometheus") has been offered and is in negotiations to play another villain - the baddie in Christopher McQuarrie's "Mission: Impossible 5" at Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.
Driving Dick Kelly
Robert De Niro and Zac Efron are in early talks to star in "Driving Dick Kelly" (formerly "Dirty Grandpa") for Qed International. Dan Mazer is directing from a script by John Phillips, with Barry Josephson producing.
The story follows a young man (Zac Efron) who, just before his wedding, gets tricked by his perverted grandpa, who is a former U.S. Army General (Robert De Niro), to go on a road trip to Florida for spring break. Grandad tries to prove to his grandson that »
- Garth Franklin
According to Deadline, the pair are being lined up to star as two stoners turned arms dealers.
Titled Arms & The Dudes, the movie sees the duo secure a lucrative arms contract worth $300 million for allies in Afghanistan, who soon end up in danger as their lack of experience catches up with them.
The story is based on true events, first covered by Rolling Stone's Guy Lawson.
Watch a trailer for Fury below: »
It's been well over two years since we talked about director Todd Phillips' project Arms and the Dudes, but with today's major casting news, it's likely we'll be talking about it a lot more in the coming months. Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg are reported as being in talks to star in the film, which is based on Guy Lawson's Rolling Stone article about a pair of stoners who land a $300 million military contract to supply arms to America's allies in Afghanistan. If that wasn't weird enough, the story takes another turn when Pentagon turns on the dudes. Hit the jump for more. As The Wrap reports, Labeouf and Eisenberg are in talks to play the pair of characters inspired by real-life arms dealers David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli. No offers are currently on the table, but this pairing is certainly an interesting one. The story is compelling enough to warrant a big-screen treatment, »
- Dave Trumbore
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