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Wamg has your passes to the powerful drama Freeheld.
Based on the Oscar®-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester [Julianne Moore] and Stacie Andree [Ellen Page] and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard-earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells [Michael Shannon], and activist Steven Goldstein [Steve Carell] unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.
Directed by Peter Sollett (Nick And Nora’s Infinite Playlist, Raising Victor Vargas) and written by Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia, Ray Donovan), with moving performances from a cast including Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore and Academy-Award nominees Ellen Page, Steve Carell, and Michael Shannon, with supporting performances from Luke Grimes and Josh Charles. »
- Movie Geeks
Ellen Page is currently holding discussions to star in a remake of Flatliners, the cult 1990s sci-fi thriller that starred Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, and Kiefer Sutherland. But rather than being another meager rehash of a much loved film, which has simply been made to cash-in on its success, the new Flatliners has got some pretty impressive talent involved behind the camera too. According to The Hollywood Reporter, as well as the always charming and watchable Ellen Page, Niels Arden Oplev is already onboard to direct, while Ben Ripley has been hard at work on the screenplay. More of them later though, because for those of you that don’t know Flatliners was a 1990 film, directed by Joel Schumacher, which revolves around five medical students who try to find out what lies beyond death. They produce experiments that allow them to experience near-death, which takes them to the »
Flatliners: Ellen Page is in talks to star in a new version of Flatliners. The 1990 original starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, and Kevin Bacon as medical students who engage in dangerous experiments as they attempt to learn about the afterlife. Niels Arden Oplev (the original Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) will direct. [Variety] Okja: Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano (who appeared together in Prisoners, above), as well as Kelly Macdonald and Bill Nighy are in various stages of discussion to join Tilda Swinton in Okja, described as a "multilingual monster movie" from Korean director Boon Joon-ho. The director's credits include action-thriller Snowpiercer as well as the monster movie The Host; the new project will reportedly...
- Peter Martin
It's too easy to make puns about a reboot titled "Flatliners," so I'll avoid them. However, the project has been in the works for a few years (and at one time was envisioned as a possible TV series), but it looks like things are starting come together for this one that's being electroshocked back to life (sorry, couldn't help it). Ellen Page is the first actor to come aboard the movie. Niels Arden Oplev ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") will direct the film that has a script from Ben Ripley ("Source Code") about med students who kill and revive each other all in the name of research only to discover, as you would, that there are chilling consequences to playing God. Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt, starred in the original 1990 flick, but there's no word yet on who will join Page. If the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Ellen Page may be this generation’s Julia Roberts. The Freeheld star could lead a remake of Roberts’ 1990 sci-fi thriller Flatliners, about a group of medical students who experiment with near-death experiences. (Because what could possibly go wrong?) Niels Arden Oplev, of the Swedish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo adaptation, is directing. Learn all about the […]
- Angie Han
Refreshingly, the lead actress Oscar race feels more competitive than ever this year. Step back and observe the landscape, and you quickly see why that is: The season has filled out with a number of female-driven narratives at a time when a lack of representation of women, both in front of and behind the camera, is consistently called into question.
At the very top, there is “Suffragette,” which puts women’s concerns front and center with a story of the fight for voting equality at the turn of the 20th century. Actress Carey Mulligan is featured both there and in early-year entry “Far From the Madding Crowd,” where she plays Bathsheba Everdene, the forthright heroine of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel.
Speaking of early players, “Mad Max: Fury Road” was such a thunderbolt over the summer for feminine strength that men’s rights activists called for a boycott on the grounds that it was feminist propaganda. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Not having quite plundered all of the 80s for every possible remake, Hollywood is now starting to eviscerate the 90s. The latest quasi-classic to get the reboot treatment is Flatliners, which came out just on the cusp of the 1990's emerging into their own as a viable landscape for cinema. The original film contains elements from both eras, making it unique in the sci-fi horror genre. At this time, it's not known how the storyline will be skewered or altered, if at all.
Ellen Page is in talks to headline this version of Flatliners. It isn't known if she will play the role of Dr. Rachel Mannus, originated by Julia Roberts. It's possible that this version could introduce a whole new set of characters. The rest of the ensemble cast from the original included some heavy hitters from that time period, including Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. »
Whether they’re on the small screen or the big one, it’s impossible to escape remakes these days. The latest to join the ever growing list is Flatliners, though a new take on the 1990 Joel Schumacher helmed movie has been in the works for a fair few years now to be fair. Regardless, it’s been
- Josh Wilding
Ellen Page is in talks to star in the reboot of 'Flatliners.' The 'Juno' star, 28, is being lined up to take on the lead role in the remake of the '90s original sci-fi film, which starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, following two years of drafting, according to Entertainment Weekly. Ben Ripely has penned the updated script, which will no doubt see more modern science woven into the storyline as it follows a group of medical students who cause themselves surreal mental anguish with their near-death experiments. Niels Arden Oplev has been lined up to direct after he was linked to the movie, originally directed by Joel Schumacher, in 2013 when the idea of a reboot first came to mind. Although confirmation of a remake is yet to be issued, it's believed reports that producers are hunting for their cast could mean the movie is well on »
A Flatliners remake is apparently in the works over at Sony Pictures, and the studio is apparently in talks with Ellen Page to star. Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will direct the film for the studio, based on a screenplay by Source Code scribe Ben Ripley.
There’s not a lot of information about the planned remake, but let’s take a look back at the original. Do you remember this?
Here’s a recap of the plot.
At University Hospital School of Medicine, a group of ambitious medical students are about to die… and live to tell about it. »
- Paul Heath
The film focused on a group of medical students who discover a way of entering the afterlife and attempt to resurrect themselves.
Watch a trailer for Flatliners below: »
The original film centered around a group of medical students who had the ability to travel into the afterworld to try to find meaning in their own lives, before having to be resuscitated in the nick of time before dying. Before long however, their experiments start to go south.
- Scott J. Davis
As any regular visitor to our ever-evolving list of remakes and reboots will know, the 1990s is proving to be a veritable playground of inspiration. One of the decade's films on the hit list is Flatliners, Joel Schumacher's horror thriller abount a bunch of medical students who fiddle with the boundary between life and death. And because it was the 90s, it featured a who's-who of the era's young stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts and William Baldwin were among them.
The last time we heard about the remake, it had the core team of Ben Ripley (Source Code) as its wordsmith alongside Niels Arden Oplev, the director of the Swedish Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie adaptation. Since then, the project's been rather quiet - that is, »
Flatliners: Ellen Page is in talks to star in a new version of Flatliners. The 1990 original starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon as medical students who engage in dangerous experiments as they attempt to learn about the afterlife. Niels Arden Oplev (the original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will direct. [Variety] Okja: Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano (who appeared together in Prisoners, above), as well as Kelly Macdonald and Bill...
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The Peter Filardi scripted original centered on five medical students - Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt - who bring subject themselves to near-death experiences in order to see if anything lies beyond.
After being revived they soon find themselves struggling to determine fantasy from reality as physical manifestations of childhood sins revisit them.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Ellen Page is in early talks to join the cast of Sony’s remake of the 1990 sci-fi thriller “Flatliners,” an individual with knowledge of project told TheWrap Monday. Julia Roberts starred in the original, as well as Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, about a group of medical students who journey into the afterworld to find the meaning in their own lives. Niels Arden Oplev is on board to direct with a screenplay by Ben Ripley. David Blackman and Laurence Mark are set to produce. Also Read: 'Freeheld' Review: Julianne Moore and Ellen Page Star in True Tale of »
- Beatrice Verhoeven and Matt Donnelly
As the X-movies’ Kitty Pride, Ellen Page can run through walls and send others’ consciousness through time. Now, it appears she’s ready to dabble in the afterlife, as the actress is in talks to star in the long-developing reboot of 1990s sci-fi thriller Flatliners.If you're unfamiliar with the original, it starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt, and involved medical students causing themselves all kinds of surreal mental anguish with their ill-advised near-death experiments. Source Code’s Ben Ripley has written the most recent draft of the script, which will likely update the story to include more modern science. And probably less neon, but then the original was a Joel Schumacher film. Dead Man Down’s Niels Arden Oplev was attached to direct in 2013, and Sony has been trying to bring this one to life since at least 2011. It appears to be in a state of limbo, »
Sick of hearing about remakes coming to TV? Well, never fear, as Hollywood is still bringing them to the big screen as well!
The latest is Flatliners, a remake of the 1990 sci-fi thriller which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon. It revolved around a group of medical students who journeyed into the afterworld to find meaning in their own lives before being resuscitated in the nick of time. Of course, things go horribly wrong.
It’s a cool premise, to be sure, and one which has a lot of potential if handled properly. There are also a long list of other reasons to be excited about this one, too, including the fact that the director of the original Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev, is set to take the helm, with Ben Ripley (Source Code) writing the script.
If that wasn’t enough to get you interested, »
- Josh Wilding
The original, which was toplined by Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, revolves around a group of medical students who journey into the afterworld to find meaning in their own lives before being resuscitated in the nick of time. As expected, the experiments soon go awry.
Page has been busy promoting her drama “Freeheld,” which opened in limited release last weekend, in which she stars opposite Julianne Moore and Steve Carell. Page also produced the gay rights drama. Her movie “Into the Forest,” co-starring Evan Rachel Wood, also recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, where it was acquired by A »
- Justin Kroll
This October marks the release of Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page. The film tells the true story of police lieutenant Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), who after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, embarks on a legal battle to have her pension benefits transferred to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Ellen Page). The film tells an emotional and important story about social justice, and looks to be a major awards contender, potentially winning Julianne Moore a second Oscar after she took home Best Actress last year for Still Alice.
With the release of Freeheld, we decided to take a look at other films that feature prominent Lgbtq relationships, which is something that fortunately is becoming more commonplace both in film and on television. Take our quiz to find out how much you know about these Lgbtq films and both the real-life and fictional couples that are depicted on-screen!
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- Adriana Floridia
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