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“King of the Hill” star will be in “The Magnificent Seven”; Richard Linklater is left dazed and confused by a lawsuit; and Corpus Christi announces its 7-Day Film Challenge. It’s this week’s Texas News Roundup. San Antonio Actor to Be One of the Magnificent SevenSan Antonio native Jonathan Joss—best known as the voice of John Redcorn in Fox’s animated “King of the Hill”—just landed a role in the remake of “The Magnificent Seven.” His character is a Native American named Denali, described as the right-hand man of the main villain, Bartholomew Bogue, played by Peter Sarsgaard. The film will be directed by Antoine Fuqua and will star Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Denzel Washington. “Boyhood” Director Richard Linklater Loses Insurance Lawsuit Richard Linklater has come out on the losing end of a lawsuit against his insurance company over what he says was »
Former "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul has scored the lead male role and will produce the Hulu original series "The Way" which premieres this winter. Each episode explores the choice between the life we live and the life we want.
Paul will play Eddie Cleary, a convert to a controversial movement with a wayward past. He's a husband and father who suffers a crisis of faith when all that he's come to accept as truth in his life is fundamentally challenged. Michelle Monaghan stars as his wife. [Source: TV Line]
Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn are set to star in stage director Benedict Andrews' filmmaking debut "Blackbird" which will shoot for five weeks across the south of England. Playwright David Harrower penned the script described as an intense, unflinching examination of damaged love.
Mendelsohn plays Ray, a man confronted with his past when the young and beautiful Una (Mara) arrives unannounced at his office. »
- Garth Franklin
Back in April it was announced that Sony had given the green light to a sequel to last year’s big screen reboot of The Equalizer, and now the studio has revealed that the follow-up will hit cinemas on September 29th, 2017.
Washington is currently reteaming with The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua for a remake of The Magnificent Seven, which also stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chris Pratt (Jurassic World), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Wagner Moura (Elite Squad), Haley Bennett (The Equalizer), Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Luke Grimes (Fifty Shades of Grey), Matt Bomer (Magic Mike Xxl), Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil) and Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State).
- Gary Collinson
If you consider that everything runs in cycles, then it was probably inevitable that miniseries would become cool again. If it seems like that particular cycle came around a little faster than anyone might have thought — and that the broadcast networks would so readily buy into the format’s return — then credit is probably due to Ryan Murphy.
A format that began with the broadcast networks and used to be draped in prestige had long ago moved to cable and PBS before Murphy almost singlehandedly revived it again with his Emmy-winning FX series “American Horror Story.” Suddenly, the format was known as “limited series,” or “event television,” terms much better suited to modern viewers who might not be so readily drawn to something as old-fashioned as “miniseries.”
“Ryan was probably the first to do this in the present format,” says Michael McDonald, the executive producer of another event series in »
- Neil Turitz
The first photos have been released from Brendan Muldowney's "Pilgrimage," the medieval Ireland set project starring Richard Armitage, Jon Bernthal and Tom Holland which just wrapped production in Belgium and Ireland.
The story centers on a group of monks who undertake a pilgrimage to transport their monastery's holiest relic to Rome. When the true significance of the relic is revealed, the journey becomes much more treacherous. [Source: Heat Vision]
Untitled Female 21 Jump Street Spin-Off
The pair have come onboard in addition to "Broad City" writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs who're also penning a script, albeit a different ones. Aniello and Downs were first, but the studio liked the Molyneux's pitch enough they're moving forward with dual-track development. [Source: THR]
Radius has finally set a June 26th U. »
- Garth Franklin
Bobby Fischer turned chess into a blood sport during the darkest days of the Cold War with the old Soviet Union. Toby Maguire is featured as Fischer in a new trailer for the upcoming movie “Pawn Sacrifice.” Who knew chess could be so riveting. The movie, also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, details Fischer’s rise to the pinnacle of chess and his long descent into madness. [...] »
Read More: Tiff Buy: Bleecker Street Acquires Ed Zwick's 'Pawn Sacrifice' with Tobey Maguire and Liev Schrieber Written by Steven Knight ("Locke," "Eastern Promises") and directed by Ed Zwick ("Defiance," "Blood Diamond"), "Pawn Sacrifice" tells the story of real-life American chess champion Bobby Fischer: the youngest person to ever achieve the Grandmaster status and, at the height of his fame, a U.S. political symbol, as a result of his widely publicized match against Russian champion Boris Spassky. Tobey Maguire stars as Fischer and Liev Schreiber appears in the role of Spassky. Other notable members of the cast include Peter Sarsgaard and Lily Rabe. Based on the trailer, which you can watch above, Tobey Maguire appears to give a performance that we won't soon forget. Oscillating between genius and madness is not an easy feat, but Maguire seems to have a glint of both in his eye »
- Sarah Choi
From director Edward Zwick (Glory) and writer Steven Knight (Locke), the gripping true story about American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer and the greatest chess match every played opens in select theatres on Friday, September 18th.
In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.
Pawn Sacrifice opens in select theatres September 18th.
- Michelle McCue
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming real-life chess drama "Pawn Sacrifice," starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer, as well as Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg. Check it out below. Plot: Set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Schreiber plays his Russian arch rival Boris Spassky. The new movie is directed by Edward Zwick (Love and Other Drugs) and is set to hit select theaters on September 18th. Trailer: »
The forthcoming drama also examines Fischer's troubled personal life as he began to slip into anti-us fervour and anti-Semitism that would dominate his later years.
Pawn Sacrifice opens on September 18 in the Us. »
We saw a poster earlier this month, and now the first trailer has arrived online for Pawn Sacrifice, director Edward Zwick’s (The Last Samurai) chess drama which details the legendary 1972 match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Magure) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber).
“It was dubbed ‘The Match of the Century,’ and it drew more worldwide interest than any chess match before or since. The 1972 World Chess Championship between American challenger Bobby Fischer and the Ussr’s defending champion Boris Spassky would for several weeks turn a chessboard in Reykjavik into a battlefield of Cold War one-upmanship.”
Take a look at the trailer here…
- Gary Collinson
"We're at war... It's a war of perception: the poor kid from Brooklyn against the whole Soviet Empire." Bleecker Street has debuted a full-length trailer for Ed Zwick's Pawn Sacrifice, the long-awaited Bobby Fischer movie, starring Tobey Maguire as the chess champion who went crazy. This movie profiles Fischer during the lead up to his 1972 match against Russian rival Boris Spassky, played by Liev Schreiber, in Reykjavik. The cast includes Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg & Lily Rabe. I saw the film at Tiff last year and wrote in my review: "I was fully engaged in Pawn Sacrifice from start to finish, fascinated by the politics and the sport, but also intrigued by Bobby Fischer and his peculiar mind. The who and why..." Here's the first official trailer for Ed Zwick's Pawn Sacrifice, found via YouTube: American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer (Maguire) squares off against his Russian rival Boris Spassky »
- Alex Billington
The first trailer for “Pawn Sacrifice,” starring Tobey Maguire as chess prodigy Bobby Fischer, was released by Bleecker Street on Wednesday. Based on a true story, the Cold War-set film chronicles Fischer’s face-off against Soviet chess master Boris Spassky, played by Liev Schreiber, in the 1972 World Chess Championship. The trailer captures Fischer’s transition from young hotshot to unhinged recluse buckling under the stress of international attention and the weight of his own genius. Also Read: Checkmate: Tobey Maguire's Chess Drama 'Pawn Sacrifice' Heads to Bleecker Street The film also features “American Horror Story’s” Lily Rabe and Peter Sarsgaard. »
- Reid Nakamura
For the longest time, chess has been the undisputed grandaddy of board games, mixing strategy and intrigue across an almost unfathomable amount of variations. No two game’s are alike, which is something prized prodigy Bobby Fischer knew all to well. His story, one rife with personal demons and political undertones, will serve as the crux for Ed Zwick’s upcoming drama Pawn Sacrifice.
With Tobey Maguire in the title role, Zwick’s feature will be set against the Cold War at a time when tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union threatened to boil over into all-out nuclear war. For Fischer, though, our troubled protagonist was primarily concerned about the 64 colored squares in front of him. After rising through the ranks to become the best chess player of a generation, Maguire’s character will go toe-to-toe with Russian champ Boris Spassky in an encounter comparable to a lavish heavyweight boxing match. »
- Michael Briers
We got that brand new poster for writer Steven Knight and director Ed Zwick's docudrama Pawn Sacrifice yesterday and now the film's first trailer has arrived. Tobey Maguire leads as chess prodigy Bobby Fischer who takes part in "The Match of the Century," the 1972 World Chess Championship match between Fisher and the Ussr champ, Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber). Even though I don't find the game of chess particularly riveting, this new trailer is surprisingly tense and does a stellar job giving the viewer access to Fischer as he caves under the pressure and his state of mind deteriorates. Check out the new Pawn Sacrifice trailer for yourself below. The film hits select theaters on September 18th and also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert and Michael Stuhlbarg. Click here to check out Matt's review of the film from Tiff. Here's the official synopsis for Pawn Sacrifice: In »
- Perri Nemiroff
Pawn Sacrifice will be hitting theaters on Sep. 18, a year and eleven days after I reviewed it at last year's Toronto Film Festival. The film, starring Tobey Maguire is chess prodigy Bobby Fischer is, as I said in my review, "a good movie, though nothing altogether ground-breaking or entirely revealing." It hits the standard beats and will be a satisfying watch for most, though just don't go in expecting much. Edward Zwick directs and Liev Schreiber, Sophie Nelisse, Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert, Michael Stuhlbarg and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick co-star. Check out the trailer below. sb id="1527601" height="272" width="640" In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros.’ first official trailer for the upcoming drama “Black Mass” offers this pearl of wisdom from Depp: “It’s not what you do, it’s when and where you do it, and who you do it to or with,” the most wanted gangster in U.S. history says at the dinner table.
The biopic about Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, who became an FBI informant and used this status as a way to eliminate criminal competition, spans the 1970s, ’80s, and early ’90s.
- Maane Khatchatourian
Following on from that sinister teaser trailer the other month, a new second full trailer is out for the Whitey Bulger biopic "Black Mass". Depp plays the notorious Boston gangster who topped the FBI’s Most Wanted list for years. Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Dakota Johnson, and Corey Stoll also star in the Scott Cooper-directed film which opens September 18th.
- Garth Franklin
Today we have a new trailer for "Black Mass" crime film, starring Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, and Peter Sarsgaard. Check it out below. Plot: The true story of Whitey Bulger (Depp), the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. "Black Mass" is directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) and is set to hit theaters on September 18th. Trailer: »
The Important News Chris Pratt said he's doing some non-Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel movies. Reese Witherspoon will star in a live-action Tinker Bell movie. Peter Sarsgaard will play the villain in The Magnificent Seven. Pitch Perfect 2 topped the box office last weekend. Inside Out is getting great reviews. Jack Black will make another movie with Jared Hess. Ed Zwick will direct Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher 2. Roger Deakins will shoot Blade Runner 2. World War Z is coming in 2017. The Videos and Geek Stuff Trailers: Steve Jobs, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Pixels, We Are Your Friends, Cooties, The Gallows, Batkid Begins, A Very Murray...
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