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Bruce Willis searches for stolen dog in new detective comedy

16 May 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bruce Willis is joining another untitled project.

The Hollywood star will reunite with his Cop Out writers Mark and Robb Cullen for an untitled comedy, reports Deadline. The Cullen brothers will helm and produce the movie.

When his pet Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang, the Los Angeles private investigator finds himself doing the gang's biddings while being chased by Samoan brothers and other characters as he sets out to bring back his beloved pet.

In Cop Out, Willis and Tracy Morgan play NYPD veteran cops Jimmy and Paul, who track down Paul's stolen memorabilia baseball card.

Just last week, it was announced that Willis is joining Woody Allen's untitled 2016 project alongside Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.

Back in April, Willis and director John Pogue exited Wake, which was reportedly shut down due to a lack of funds.

Watch a trailer for Cop Out below: »

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The Callow Way – The Death Of The Mid Budget Film

5 April 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway looks at the recent collapse of two films, and the wider implications for Hollywood…

Imagine if you’d secured Bruce Willis, or Robert De Niro and Robert Pattinson to star in your film, sorted out financing and actually started shooting; you’d be pretty happy. You wouldn’t be guaranteed a hit – in William Goldman’s oft-repeated maxim about Hollywood “nobody knows anything”, but you’d be pretty certain that your film would get a release, and had the potential to make money.

But of course, this is Hollywood. “Nobody knows anything” is often repeated because it’s true. In November last year Idol’s Eye, starring De Niro and Pattinson, shut down production, and this week Bruce Willis, along with director John Pogue, left the film Wake after production had been “temporarily” stopped earlier in the year. Both films were to be produced by Benaroya Pictures, »

- Neil Calloway

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Bruce Willis Just Bailed On His Latest Movie, Here's Why

3 April 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Bruce Willis-fronted action thriller Wake has been in trouble for a while. Last month it came out that there was no more money to proceed, and now they.ve run into another major problem. Bruce Willis just bailed. According to Deadline, the Die Hard star has another commitment and delays in production and time constraints caused an already small window of opportunity to close. The trade also reports that the star is not the only one to abandon the sinking ship, as director John Pogue (The Quiet Ones) has joined him on the life raft. If the production wasn.t in dire straits before, it certainly is now after losing two fairly important pieces of the puzzle, like the star and the director. To call Wake a sinking ship might actually be a bit of a misnomer. It may already be resting on the bottom of the ocean. »

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Production on 'Wake' Ended as Bruce Willis & Director Leave Thriller

3 April 2015 6:41 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

If you happened to be a Bruce Willis fan excited by the prospect of two new action thrillers we heard about in January starring the Die Hard franchise lead, we have some bad news. It sounds like you're only going to see one of those projects come to fruition as Deadline reports production on Wake has been completely abandoned as Willis has left the project, and so has director John Pogue. The problem seems to be that there was a producer involved who was asked to leave the project in order for other financiers to come on board, but said producer just wouldn't stand down, and that led to the crumbling of the entire project. Producer and financier Avi Lerner (The Expendables franchise) even tried to fund the film himself after these issues came up, but it didn't work out. The film had a small window in which it needed »

- Ethan Anderton

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Bruce Willis and John Pogue quit Wake movie project

3 April 2015 12:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bruce Willis and director John Pogue have exited the Wake movie project.

The movie was recently shut down due to a lack of funds, after several failed attempts to resume production, Deadline reports.

Only five days of shooting were actually completed in Cleveland late February, before production was halted.

Financier Benaroya Pictures said it intended to get work back on track within two to three weeks on February 26, but it never happened.

Then on March 5, the Greater Cleveland Film Commission announced that filming would resume on March 23, which also failed to materialise.

Willis was due to play a violent man who returns to protect the community that formerly shunned him.

It's not yet clear whether the project will go on without the pair. »

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Bruce Willis Exits Troubled ‘Wake’ Project

2 April 2015 6:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bruce Willis and director John Pogue have exited action-thriller “Wake,” which has been beset by financing problems.

The project completed five days of shooting in Cleveland before shutting down in late February. Financier Benaroya Pictures announced on Feb. 26 that it was working to remedy what it called a “delay” in production, asserting that shooting would start in two to three weeks.

On March 5, the Greater Cleveland Film Commission announced that filming would start again on March 23, but shooting never resumed. Reps for Benaroya had no comment Thursday.

Benaroya’s sales company, International Film Trust, had introduced the project to international buyers in early February at the Berlin Film Festival with CAA representing U.S. rights.

Pogue was directing from a script by Chris Borrelli. Producers are Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert and Chris Cowles.

Willis was portraying a sociopath who returns to his childhood home on »

- Dave McNary

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No Second Take For ‘Wake': Bruce Willis And Director Leave Project

2 April 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

After a last-ditch effort by producer-financier Avi Lerner to step in to finance the Bruce Willis-starring indie thriller Wake, everything has come to a grinding halt. Willis is gone, as is director John Pogue. At issue, according to several people involved in the production, was that a certain producer would not stand down from the picture, which was contingent in negotiations with other financiers. Another issue was, because of schedules, there was a small window of… »

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Bruce Willis Action Film ‘Wake’ Revived After Financial Shortfall

5 March 2015 11:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Financing problems that shut down production of action-thriller “Wake,” starring Bruce Willis, have been resolved and the film will resume shooting in Cleveland in two weeks.

“The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is happy to announce that the film ‘Wake’ has started up again and will resume principle photography on March 23, 2015. Welcome back!” said Ivan Schwarz, president of the commission, in a statement.

International Film Trust had introduced the project to international buyers last month at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is representing U.S. rights.

John Pogue is directing from a script by Chris Borrelli. Producers are Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert and Chris Cowles.

Willis is portraying a sociopath who returns to his childhood home on a remote island for his brother’s wake. When the island comes under siege, he must save the family that banished him from his ancestral home years ago.

Ben Kingsley is also starring. »

- Dave McNary

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Bruce Willis thriller Wake shut down due to lack of funds

2 March 2015 4:37 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bruce Willis-starring thriller Wake has been shut down due to a lack of funds.

Production was halted after 7 to 10 days of filming, according to Deadline.

Ben Kingsley, Ellen Burstyn and Piper Perabo are also attached to The Quiet Ones director John Pogue's project.

The film centres around a violent man (Willis) who returns to protect the community that formerly shunned him.

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission hopes to find funds to continue shooting within 23 weeks (via Cleveland.com).

The Wake cast are said to have returned to their homes to await the final word on the movie's fate. »

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Bruce Willis Action Thriller Wake Has Run Out Of Money And Shut Down

27 February 2015 12:13 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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As happens to independent films from time to time, the production of John Pogue’s Wake has run out of cash and had to close down production. The film was shooting in Cleveland, one of my old stomping grounds, and it was the local paper, The Plain Dealer, that got the scoop.

If the film gets back on track and starts shooting again it will be an action thriller starring Bruce Willis as “a sociopath who battles a team of mercenaries following his brother’s funeral.” The character sound like the polar opposite kind of action man to Die Hard’s sobbing John McClane. Let it never be said that Bruno doesn’t have range.

Piper Perabo, Ben Kingsley and Ellen Burstyn also have roles in the picture, and presumably still will if things get moving again quickly enough.

John Pogue’s most recent film was The Quiet Ones. »

- Brendon Connelly

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Bruce Willis' new movie shut down over financial problems

26 February 2015 10:13 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Wake, starring Bruce Willis and Ben Kingsley, appears to have run out of funds, less than two weeks into shooting.

A new thriller starring Bruce Willis has hit a major snag once cameras had started rolling: the production has had to close down for the time being, less than two weeks into filming.

The film is question is Wake, starring Willis and Ben Kingsley, and it's an independent film that was shooting in Cleveland, under the stewardship of director John Pogue. Piper Perabo and Ellen Burstyn are also in the cast.

However, in spite of the fact that the shoot was set to continue until mid-April, it's being reported that "funds have dried up", and production has been suspended.

A statement from the Greater Cleveland Film Commission said that it was "aware that the film 'Wake' has discontinued filming due to a lack of financing. It is our »

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Bruce Willis Action Pic ‘Wake’ Closes Down Amid Financing Woes

26 February 2015 3:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Financing problems have shut down production of Bruce Willis’ action-thriller “Wake,” which had been shooting in Cleveland.

Benaroya Pictures is working quickly to remedy the delay in production on the feature film ‘Wake,’ and we are optimistic we will resume principal photography in approximately 2-3 weeks,” said the company in a statement.

Benaroya’s sales company International Film Trust introduced the project to international buyers at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is representing U.S. rights.

John Pogue is directing from a script by Chris Borrelli. Producers are Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert and Chris Cowles.

Willis is portraying a sociopath who returns to his childhood home on a remote island for his brother’s wake. When the island comes under siege, he must save the family that banished him from his ancestral home years ago.

It’s the second time in less than four months »

- Dave McNary

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Bruce Willis Thriller ‘Wake’ Stops Production Due to Financial Troubles

26 February 2015 2:47 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bruce Willis‘ latest indie movie “Wake” has halted production after little more than one week due to issues with its financing, TheWrap has learned. John Pogue is directing “Wake,” which had been shooting in the dead of winter in Cleveland, Ohio when the funding dried up. Also Read: Bruce Willis to Play a Sociopath in Thriller ‘Wake’ A representative for production company Benaroya Pictures issued the following statement to TheWrap — “Benaroya Pictures is working quickly to remedy the delay in production on the feature film ‘Wake,’ and we are optimistic we will resume principal photography in approximately 2-3 weeks.” Willis has already. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Bruce Willis Thriller ‘Wake’ Shuts Down Amid Budget Woes

26 February 2015 2:13 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

After about a week to 10 days into production, the Bruce Willis-starring indie Wake has shut down due to financial woes, sources tell Deadline. “It was headed in that direction for a while,” said one source with knowledge of the production issues. The thriller directed by John Pogue, which also stars Ben Kinglsey, Ellen Burstyn and Piper Perabo, is being produced by Michael Benaroya, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert and Chris Cowles, with Frank Hildebrand listed as executive… »

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Wake shoot put on temporary hold

26 February 2015 12:11 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

One week into shooting in Cleveland, finance issues have forced Benaroya Films to temporarily halt production on the action thriller starring Bruce Willis.

Sources said the hiatus comes as producer-financier Michael Benaroya and his associates scramble to reconfigure the budget.

International Film Trust was at the Efm earlier this month shopping rights to the story of a sociopath who must defend his clan after he returns home for a family funeral on a remote island. John Pogue is the director.

Benaroya produces with Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert and Chris Cowles. CAA represents Us rights the film.

Benaroya Pictures is working quickly to remedy the delay in production on the feature film Wake, and we are optimistic we will resume principal photography in approximately 2-3 weeks,” a spokesperson said. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Casting: Gadot, Biggs, Perabo, Coates

21 February 2015 8:35 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Gal Gadot ("Fast Five") is in early talks to join the cast of Greg Mottola's action comedy "Keeping Up with the Joneses" at 20th Century Fox. Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher also star.

The story follows a type-a couple in an idyllic suburban neighborhood who discover that their new, seemingly perfect neighbors are undercover agents. Mike LeSieur wrote the script. [Source: Heat Vision]

Orange Is the New Black

Jason Biggs ("American Pie") will not be returning for the upcoming third season of Netflix's prison drama "Orange Is the New Black". Biggs has played series regular Larry Bloom, ex-fiance of Piper (Taylor Schilling), since the show's star.

Biggs says that while the character won't appear in season three, there’s always a possibility he can come back. The new season will premiere on Netflix this June. [Source: Variety]

Wake

Piper Perabo ("Covert Affairs") has been cast opposite Bruce Willis »

- Garth Franklin

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Piper Perabo Joins Bruce Willis For Indie Thriller Wake

20 February 2015 1:55 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The early cancellation of Covert Affairs has found the show’s leading lady, Piper Perabo, on the hunt for new projects. Thankfully, that hunt is now over, as the actress has signed on to co-star opposite Bruce Willis in director John Pogue’s upcoming thriller, Wake.

From screenwriter Chris Borrelli, Wake revolves around the Forrester family. When they reunite back at the family’s island homestead for a relative’s wake, they are unnerved by the arrival of the dead man’s brother, Red (Willis), who’s a diagnosed sociopath that made their lives a living hell until his disappearance years later. The tides change, however, when the family comes under attack from deadly associates of the deceased. Naturally, they’re glad to have Red and his bullish, sociopathic tendencies to protect them.

The Coyote Ugly actress will play Claire Forrester, the dead man’s widow who previously had a »

- Gem Seddon

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Piper Perabo Attending ‘Wake’ With Bruce Willis & Ben Kingsley

20 February 2015 1:13 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Piper Perabo has been cast opposite Bruce Willis and Ben Kingsley in Wake, an indie thriller from director John Pogue. When the Forrester family reunites for a relative’s wake, they are unnerved by the arrival of the dead man’s brother, Red (Willis), a diagnosed sociopath who made their lives a living hell until he disappeared years ago. But when the family comes under siege from some deadly associates of the deceased, they’re glad to have Red on their side… »

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Ben Kingsley Added to Cast of Bruce Willis Film Wake

8 February 2015 8:24 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Oscar winner Ben Kingsley (The Boxtrolls, Iron Man 3) has joined the cast of John Pogue’s (The Quiet Ones) action thriller Wake starring Bruce Willis (Die Hard film franchise), and produced by Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call), Tobin Armbrust (A Walk Among The Tombstones, Begin Again), David Alpert (upcoming American Ultra, AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’) and Chris Cowles (The Numbers Station, Autobahn).

International Film Trust (Ift) is handling foreign rights to the film, which they are actively selling at the European Film Market. CAA is representing the domestic sales rights.

“Sir Ben is a truly one of a kind talent, with a unique subtlety to his work. He brings characters to life and charges them with emotion and power at just the right moments. He’s a tremendous addition to this cast, I can’t wait to see what he does with Kole, this film’s powerful antagonist, »

- Michelle McCue

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Casting: Jackson, Sheen, Kurylenko, Kingsley

7 February 2015 6:21 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to join Eva Green and Asa Butterfield in Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. The film is slated to open March 4th 2016.

Burton will direct from a script by Jane Goldman, who adapted the Ransom Rigg novel about a teenager who finds himself on an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them. [Source: Variety]

The Oppenheimer Strategies

Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi, Josh Charles, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Isaach De Bankole and Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi have joined Richard Gere on the cast of "Oppenheimer Strategies" at The Solution Entertainment Group.

Joseph Cedar directs the story of a man whose life changes dramatically after he befriends a young politician who becomes an influential world leader. Filming begins on Sunday in New York and Israel. »

- Garth Franklin

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