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HBO Grabs A Lewis And Clark Miniseries Starring Casey Affleck

1 hour ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As other networks scramble to get a foothold in the increasingly popular miniseries and limited series arenas, HBO continues to keep on producing some high-minded and star-studded productions. Now, they’re hoping to do it again, as the network has just greenlit Lewis and Clark, a new historical miniseries that counts Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, and Edward Norton among its producers, and Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts as its stars.

HBO’s six hour miniseries will be based on Undaunted Courage, Stephen Ambrose’s book that focuses on America’s first contact with the land and people west of the Mississippi River. Affleck will be playing Lewis and Schoenaerts will be Clark, the explorers who led a team to explore the recent Louisiana Purchase in the very early 19th Century. John Curran, who helmed The Painted Veil, is set to direct the series from a script by himself, Edward Norton, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Film Review: ‘The Loft’

10 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After being bumped from previous release dates and passed off from one distributor (Universal) to another (Open Road), Erik Van Looy’s “The Loft” finally opened on North American screens Jan. 30, just in time to be mostly ignored by its presumptive target demographic — i.e., young male moviegoers — during Super Bowl weekend. Even so, this outrageously over-plotted, borderline-campy erotic thriller might attract a slightly larger audience in ancillary platforms, if only because the unwary might misinterpret a synopsis of its plot — five buddies find an inconvenient corpse in the condo they use for their adulterous assignations — as a promise of fantasy fulfillment and dark comedy.

As it turns out, however, “The Loft” is not intentionally funny at all. Rather, it is a feverishly melodramatic mashup of “The Apartment” – try to imagine what might have happened had Jack Lemmon not foiled Shirley MacLaine’s suicide attempt – and “Murder on the Orient Express, »

- Joe Leydon

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HBO Orders ‘Lewis and Clark’ Miniseries From Tom Hanks; Casey Affleck to Star

31 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

HBO loves itself a good historical miniseries, and the next one to come from the network will be Lewis and Clark. The frontier drama has a star-studded lineup both in front of and behind the camera: Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, and Edward Norton are executive producers, and Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts will star. More on […]

The post HBO Orders ‘Lewis and Clark’ Miniseries From Tom Hanks; Casey Affleck to Star appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Overtaking Super Bowl Entries for Third Straight Win

31 January 2015 7:56 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper” is the real winner this Super Bowl weekend.

Clint Eastwood’s Iraq War drama will top the U.S. box office for the third consecutive weekend, easily overtaking a trio of new releases: “Project Almanac,” “Black or White” and “The Loft.” This is an unpopular weekend for new, big-budget entries as theater attendance is traditionally low on Sunday during the NFL championship game.

“Sniper” earned $10 million on Friday for a projected $30 million in its third weekend of wide release. If estimates hold, the film will be just under the $250 million mark by Sunday.

If the movie comes in above forecasts, as it tends to do, it could become the highest Super Bowl weekend grosser of all time. “Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert” earned that record in 2008 when it debuted to $31.1 million.

After a record-breaking wide opening over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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HBO Confirms "Lewis and Clark" Series

30 January 2015 8:18 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

HBO has given the green light to the miniseries "Lewis and Clark" which Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Dede Gardner and Gary Goetzman will executive produce for HBO, National Geographic Entertainment, Playtone, Plan B and Class 5.

Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts will star as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, respectively, in this six-hour historical drama based on Stephen E. Ambrose's book "Undaunted Courage" about America’s first contact with the land and native tribes of the country west of the Mississippi River.

The story follows the journey of the Corps of Discovery and its captains, Lewis and Clark, on their mission to deliver President Thomas Jefferson’s message of sovereignty, as they search for his fabled all-water route to the Pacific.

John Curran ("The Painted Veil") will direct, and Michelle Ashford ("The Pacific"), Curran and Norton will serve as writers on the project which begins filming this Summer. »

- Garth Franklin

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Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts to Explore the Beauty and Majesty of the American Wilderness for HBO’s Lewis and Clark

30 January 2015 2:30 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, and Edward Norton decided they wanted to make a miniseries about Lewis and Clark, and now they've gotten HBO to green-light it. Based on Stephen Ambrose's Undaunted Courage, the six-hour miniseries will star Casey Affleck as melancholic explorer Meriwether Lewis and Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) as the rough-and-tumble soldier William Clark. No word yet on who's playing Sacagawea; fingers crossed it won't be Rooney Mara. »

- Nate Jones

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HBO Greenlights 'Lewis and Clark' Miniseries with Casey Affleck, Produced by Brad Pitt & Tom Hanks

30 January 2015 2:07 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO is moving ahead with another miniseries, this one produced by an all-star team of acting talent. Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton join producers Dede Gardner and Gary Goetzman as executive producers on "Lewis and Clark," HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo announced via press release on Friday.  "In 'Lewis and Clark,' we can see American idealism and the breathtaking natural beauty of the continent, as well as the complexities and tragedies of what came to be known as America's 'manifest destiny'," Lombardo said. "We are tremendously excited to bring together this incredible group of talents to tell a seminal American story." Casey Affleck is set to star in the series as Meriwether Lewis, with Matthias Schoenaerts — best known for "Rust and Bone, last seen in "The Drop," and soon to be appearing in "The Loft" — playing his friend William Clark. John Curran ("The Painted Veil") will direct, »

- Ben Travers

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Lewis and Clark: HBO Greenlights Miniseries Starring Casey Affleck

30 January 2015 1:54 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

HBO’s making history again.

The premium cabler, home of John Adams and The Pacific, soon will set off on a new expedition: a miniseries based on the historical travels of Lewis and Clark.

Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone) will play Meriwether Lewis opposite Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts as William Clark in a project chronicling the famous trip, the network announced Friday.

The six-hour miniseries, based on Stephen E. Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage, will follow the 19th-century explorers as they go on a President Jefferson-ordered excursion through uncharted territory, searching for an all-water route to the Pacific Ocean.

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HBO Greenlights ‘Lewis and Clark’ Miniseries From Edward Norton, Brad Pitt & Tom Hanks

30 January 2015 1:41 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has greenlit the miniseries “Lewis and Clark” from exec producers Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Dede Gardner and Gary GoetzmanCasey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts will star as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, respectively.

Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, made the announcement Friday.

Based on the book “Undaunted Courage,” by Stephen E. Ambrose, the six-hour historical drama follows the journey of the Corps of Discovery and its captains, Lewis and Clark, on their mission to deliver President Thomas Jefferson’s message of sovereignty, as they search for his fabled all-water route to the Pacific. “Lewis and Clark” tells the story of America’s first contact with the land and native tribes of the country west of the Mississippi River.

“In ‘Lewis and Clark,’ we can see American idealism and the breathtaking natural beauty of the continent, as well as the complexities and tragedies of what came to »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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HBO Moves Ahead With 'Lewis and Clark' Miniseries

30 January 2015 1:40 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

After a long search to find its Clark, HBO has finally given the green light to pioneering miniseries Lewis and Clark. Starring Casey Affleck as Meriwether Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts as William Clark, the pair start filming the six-part miniseries about the discovery of the American West in the summer of 2015. Read More HBO Renews 'Togetherness' for Second Season "In Lewis and Clark, we can see American idealism and the breathtaking natural beauty of the continent, as well as the complexities and tragedies of what came to be known as America's 'manifest destiny,' " said HBO programming

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- Michael O'Connell

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HBO Greenlights Casey Affleck-Matthias Schoenaerts Miniseries ‘Lewis and Clark’

30 January 2015 1:38 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO has given a greenlight to six-hour miniseries “Lewis and Clark” and added Matthias Schoenaerts to star with Casey Affleck, the premium cable network announced Friday.

Production will begin in the summer with Affleck in the role of Meriwether Lewis and Schoenaerts as William Clark, telling the story of America’s first contact with the land and native tribes of the country west of the Mississippi River.

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The miniseries is executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tim Kelly and Adam Leipzig. »

- Linda Ge

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Movie Review – The Loft (2015)

30 January 2015 1:34 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Loft, 2015.

Directed by Erik Van Looy.

Starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Matthias Schoenaerts, Eric Stonestreet and Isabel Lucas.

Synopsis:

Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city–a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved.

On paper, and even in trailer form, The Loft is a film that easily attracts interest. Five cheating husbands who use an expensive loft to fulfill their unfaithful desires, a woman brutally murdered, possible motives for all; that just sounds fun to watch unfold. And to be fair, The Loft is entertaining to watch but it certainly isn’t a good movie. It’s something you’ll watch once and have »

- Robert Kojder

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‘The Loft’ Review: James Marsden and Wentworth Miller Thriller as Exciting as an Escrow Hearing

30 January 2015 11:45 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If you were to unleash a naughty, baroque prankster like Brian De Palma onto the grimly joyless adulterous goings-on of “The Loft,” you might wind up with the kind of delicious trash this thriller so wants to be. Filmed in blue-steel noir-in-color and featuring performances in which everyone’s either mumbling or screaming, however, this silly chamber piece about sex and murder elicits only yawns, interrupted by the occasional unintentional giggle.

A remake of a 2008 Belgian film, this movie does occasionally have that awkward feel of something that’s been translated from one language into Esperanto and then finally into English. »

- Alonso Duralde

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Film Review: The Loft

30 January 2015 8:48 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

"The Loft" is a new thriller that comes out this week, and it is a remake of a 2008 Belgian film of the same name. The original movie's director, Erik van Looy, returns to helm the redo, and Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts reprises his role from the earlier film. He is joined by Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller and Eric Stonestreet in the story of a group of five married men who decide to share a loft together for extramarital affairs, only to one day find a dead woman laying in their bed. They try to parse together the details of who the girl is and how she came to meet such a grisly fate. Each man denies any wrongdoing, but it is clear to all that one of the men in their midst had to have been involved in the crime, as they were the only keyholders to the apartment, »

- Daniel W. Tafoya

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The Loft – The Review

30 January 2015 8:21 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Loft is a crazy, adultery filled whodunit film filled with twists and turns. Think Clue… but take out the humor and add in the worst men that you can imagine!

Vincent (Karl Urban)! Plays a womanizing ring leader who convinces his group of friends to go in on a loft with him so that they all have a “safe place” away from their wives. Now, when I say “safe place”, I mean a place where they can commit adultery, shove cocaine up their noses, or just get downright crazy without leaving a pesky paper trail. Things go awry when the men return one day to find a dead woman in the bed. The five friends now find themselves in the middle of a tangled web of lies, and have to figure out what happened before the police unveil all of their secrets hidden within the walls of their secret loft. »

- Melissa Howland

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 15 Pairs of Guaranteed Anytime Passes to ‘The Loft’ With Karl Urban

29 January 2015 8:28 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 15 pairs of guaranteed anytime movie tickets up for grabs to the new thriller “The Loft” starring Karl Urban and James Marsden! Pick your own theatre and time throughout Chicagoland!

The Loft,” which opens on Jan. 30, 2015 and is rated “R,” also stars Isabel Lucas, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rachael Taylor, Rhona Mitra, Valerie Cruz and Kali Rocha from director Erik Van Looy and writers Bart De Pauw and Wesley Strick. Note: You must be 17+ to win these “R”-rated tickets.

These guaranteed anytime passes are valid at any of Cinemark’s eight Chicago and Chicagoland theaters during the film’s theatrical run. These passes will be snail mailed to our winners.

To win your free “The Loft” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! The more social actions you complete, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Loft Movie Review

29 January 2015 10:19 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Loft Director: Erik Van Looy (‘Loft’) Starring: Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rhona Mitra The true meaning and value of friendship and family relationships often greatly varies between everyone, even those who are extremely close and vow to protect each other through any harrowing situation, no matter what happens. But it isn’t until people are erroneously placed into a challenging circumstance that they should never have been involved in that their true loyalties and connections are truly tested. That process of figuring out who you can actually rely on during life’s toughest challenges is grippingly presented in director Erik  [ Read More ]

The post The Loft Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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‘American Sniper’ Looks to Steamroll ‘Project Almanac,’ ‘Black or White’ at Super Bowl Box Office

28 January 2015 1:06 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With the Super Bowl kicking off Sunday, it seems somehow appropriate that we’re looking at another “American Sniper” blowout at the box office this weekend.

The NFL’s biggest game has seen more than its share of lopsided contests over the years, and if Las Vegas set odds on the movies, the breakout hit from Warner Bros. would be a 35-point favorite.

Also Read: Howard Dean Apologizes for Calling ‘American Sniper’ Watchers ‘Very Angry,’ Slams ‘Right-Wing Nut Jobs’ (Video)

Three movies will debut nationwide Friday: the teen time-travel tale “Project Almanac,” Kevin Costner’s race relations drama “Black or White »

- Todd Cunningham

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Contest: Win The Loft Poster And Soundtrack!

26 January 2015 3:42 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Plenty of films have documented the salacious nature of infidelity in the past, whether it be a breezy subplot for a romantic comedy or the center of attention in a more drama-oriented project. For The LoftErik Van Looy’s thriller very much falls into the latter category, telling the story of five well-to-do men who think they’ve concocted the ultimate plan of deceit when they pitch in to purchase a sleek penthouse in the middle of the city, providing them with a concrete outlet for extra-martial affairs and the like.

But when the dead body of an unknown woman appears in the twisted apartment, their seemingly bulletproof plan begins to fall away at the seems, and their relationship between one and other is also put to the test.

Starring Dredd‘s Karl Urban along with James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet and Matthias Schoenaerts Van Looy’s thriller »

- Michael Briers

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Rotterdam: Savage Films brings new projects

24 January 2015 2:11 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Savage Films presents new projects at Rotterdam; Oscar-nominated Flemish director Michaël R. Roskam’s Belgian-set feature The Faithful planning shoot.

The Faithful, set in Brussels against the backdrop of the gang war in the city in the early 1990s, is expected to star Matthias Schoenaerts, who worked with Roskam on his debut feature Bullhead.

Production had originally been expected to begin in 2016 but the film’s producer, Bart Van Langendonck of Savage Films, told Screen that the film could move into production much sooner.

“We’re looking to shoot later this year,” Van Langendonck said of the film, which Savage is making with Stone Angels in France.

Sales agents are clamouring around the project, which is likely to be packaged up and announced formally in Cannes.

Roskam’s most recent feature was Us drama The Drop, starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini in his final role.

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The Savage Film boss was speaking during this year »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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