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Walter Mosley’s ‘Killing Johnny Fry’ Movie in the Works

Walter Mosley’s ‘Killing Johnny Fry’ Movie in the Works
Walter Mosley (“Devil in a Blue Dress”) and producer Denise Grayson have hired writer-director Paul Chart to adapt Mosley’s thriller “Killing Johnny Fry” for a feature film.

Mosley will produce through his company Bob Filmhouse together with Denise Grayson Productions.

Mosley’s novel, published in 2006, centers on nice guy Cordell Carmel, who’s shocked to discover his long-time girlfriend is secretly enjoying a darkly sexual double life with the handsome but menacing Johnny Fry. Cordell soon finds himself seduced into a twisted world of sex, drugs and murder.

“Having Paul Chart as a writer makes the translation of ideas into script easy, true to the purpose, and all kinds of fun,” Mosley said.

Chart is currently writing the sci-fi TV series “The Fourth Kingdom” for “Game of Thrones” executive producer Vince Gerardis. He recently founded independent production company Lionhart Films with partners Daniel Frey and Steve Valentine.

Mosley is
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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, October 2; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, October 2; What Will You See?
Wide The Martian Director: Ridley Scott Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Peña, Aksel Hennie, Sebastian Stan, Kristen Wiig, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis, Naomi Scott, Lili Bordan, Gruffudd Glyn Synopsis: "During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive." Criticwire Grade Average: A- (20 reviews) The Walk Director: Robert Zemeckis Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Schwartz, James Badge Dale, Steve Valentine, Mark Camacho, Sergio Di Zio, Clément Sibony, Kwasi Songui, Melantha Blackthorne, Benedict Samuel, Jason Blicker, Larry Day, Karl Graboshas Synopsis: "As a...
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The Walk movie review: head in the clouds

Puts CGI, IMAX, and 3D (and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to perfect use. Everything here comes with a vertiginous thrill and a delightful enchantment. I’m “biast” (pro): love Joseph Gordon-Levitt

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The story of Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 is not a new one to New Yorkers or to film lovers: it was the subject of 2008’s Oscar-winning best documentary feature, Man on Wire (see it if you haven’t already; it’s currently on Netflix and Amazon Prime in the U.S., though not in Canada or the U.K.). But we haven’t seen that story like this before. Robert Zemeckis has been a cinematic fantasist of the highest order, using magical FX to tell wondrous
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Film Review: Not Too Many Good Reasons to Experience ‘The Walk’

Chicago – I am not opposed to dramatic retellings of true events from history, but I think the drama should at least be as entertaining as a PBS documentary on the same subject. “The Walk” tells the true story of a French wire walker and the twin tower World Trade Center in the mid-1970s.

..when he strung a wire between them, and then proceeded to walk from one tower to the other without a net more than a thousand feet in the air.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

While its vertigo inducing finale delivers the goods, “The Walk” can’t quite justify its own existence especially since there’s a perfectly fascinating documentary about the same subject readily available. For a movie that is supposed to be a visual spectacle, it spends an awful lot of time violating the classic rule of cinema by telling instead of showing.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, sporting an exaggerated but not entirely ridiculous French accent,
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New IMAX poster for The Walk

Coinciding with its release today, a new IMAX poster has debuted online for director Robert ZemeckisThe Walk, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as French high-wire artist Philippe Petit. You can check it out here…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for The Walk

The Walk is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan.

See Also: Watch five new clips from The Walk

The Walk sees Joseph Gordon-Levitt joined in the cast by Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Charlotte Le Bon (The Hundred-Foot Journey), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), Steve Valentine
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“The Walk” debuts at Nyff and tries to tightrope walk through the Oscar season

Over the weekend, audiences at the New York Film Festival were the very first to get a look at the new Robert Zemeckis movie The Walk, as Nyff officially got underway. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the film is hoping to take some solid word of mouth and make itself into an Oscar player. As one of the few Academy Award hopefuls that hadn’t yet screened for the public, a fair amount was riding on this one. We certainly don’t have a new frontrunner on our hands or anything of the sort, but it’s not something to cross off your list either. The Walk is somewhere in between, which makes my job a bit harder, but that’s nothing really new for me… For those unaware what the film is about, it’s a narrative feature version of the documentary Man on Wire. The doc, as well as this movie,
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Review: 'The Walk' may be the best use ever of Zemeckis and his VFX wizardry

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Review: 'The Walk' may be the best use ever of Zemeckis and his VFX wizardry
I knew how it ended before I walked into the theater. After all, I've seen "Man On Wire," and it ended up on my ten best list for 2008, and I know how the story ends. Beyond that, I knew that I was looking at the state-of-the-art of what visual effects could accomplish in the year 2015 and not actual footage of an event in the '70s. Even so, the new Robert Zemeckis film "The Walk" made my hands sweat and my stomach ache for a solid 45 minutes, and I suspect it's going to be a big-screen sensation thanks to people going back to witness it several times. One of the truths of the new age of theatrical distribution is that you have to give an audience a reason to go to a theater and not just wait for a more convenient time and place to see a film. If you
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Film Review: ‘The Walk’

Film Review: ‘The Walk’
In “The Walk,” Robert Zemeckis dares audiences to look down, zooming fast as gravity past 110 stories from the top of the World Trade Center to the expectant faces in the crowd below. A quarter of a mile above, daredevil high-wire artist Philippe Petit (as played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) soft-shoes between New York City’s two tallest buildings in a breathtaking stunt the lunatic Frenchman believes could be “the most audacious work of art that has ever been done.” For a man whose name literally means “little,” Petit sure talks a big game. Luckily, Zemeckis shares his gift for hyperbole, and together, they re-create the wild dream as only cinema can, giving audiences a thrilling 3D, all-angles view of an experience that, until now, only one man on Earth could claim to have lived. Ultimately, its commercial fate will depend on word of mouth, as a New York Film Festival kickoff
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New York Film Festival 2015: The Walk Press Conference

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New York Film Festival 2015: The Walk Press Conference
The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. The new movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine, and Charlotte Le Bon. Read Karen’s take here. “The Walk” will open NYFF53 on September 26.

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of IMAX Passes to ‘The Walk’ With Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening IMAX passes up for grabs to the true story “The Walk” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit from Robert Zemeckis!

The Walk,” which opens on Sept. 30, 2015 in IMAX and Oct. 2 wide, also stars Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine and Benedict Samuel from writer and director Robert Zemeckis (“Cast Away,” “Flight”) and writer Christopher Browne based on the book “To Reach the Clouds” by Philippe Petit. The film is rated “PG”.

To win your free IMAX passes to “The Walk” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only
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Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has a Dangerous Dream in Thrilling 'The Walk' Clips

Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has a Dangerous Dream in Thrilling 'The Walk' Clips
Read More: Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a 'Man on Wire' in Thrilling 'The Walk' Trailer Joseph Gordon-Levitt meets a ledge in newly released clips from Robert Zemeckis' "The Walk." In the high-wire drama, Levitt plays Philippe Petit, the French daredevil made famous for walking between the Twin Towers in 1974. The film is based on Petit's memoir, "To Reach the Clouds," which was also the basis of James Marsh's acclaimed documentary "Man on Wire."  Zemeckis' 3D spin on the stunt, which is opening the New York Film Festival this Saturday, September 26, also stars Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine, Charlotte Le Bon, Clement Sibony, Caesar Domboy and Benedict Samuel.  "The Walk" hits IMAX theaters on September 30 and opens nationwide on October 9. Watch five clips from the film in the video above. Read More: Film Society of Lincoln Center Pushes New York Film Festival Opening Night
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Five new clips from The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Ahead of its release next week five new clips have arrived online from director Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming drama The Walk, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as French high-wire artist Philippe Petit and tells the story of his 1974 walk between the Twin Towers in New York. Check them out in the video below…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for The Walk

The Walk is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan.

The Walk is set for release on September 30th, with Gordon-Levitt joined in the cast by Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3
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Watch: Extended 5-Min IMAX Trailer for Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk'

"No matter where I was going, or what I was doing, I was always searching for the perfect place to hang my wire." Sony has debuted one last extended nearly 5-minute long IMAX trailer for Robert Zemeckis' The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit. It takes palce in the 1970s, when Petit came to New York and strung a tight rope between the original two World Trade Towers. This shows how much the story involves many other people who helped him along the way, like his mentor played by Ben Kingsley, and his girlfriend, played by Charlotte Le Bon. The cast also includes James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz & Steve Valentine. I think it looks really good, I'm still looking forward to seeing this - hitting theaters soon. Here's the new extended IMAX trailer for Robert Zemeckis' The Walk, direct from Sony Picture's YouTube: You can still watch
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The Walk Gets A New Extended IMAX Trailer

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The Walk Gets A New Extended IMAX Trailer
The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. The new movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine, and Charlotte Le Bon. “The Walk” hits theaters on September 30 and opens the New York Film Festival 53 on September 26.

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IMAX Trailer For Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk Is Enough To Give You Vertigo

Joseph Gordon-Levitt may have lost out on a possible Oscar nod when Oliver Stone’s timely drama Snowden bowed out of this year’s awards circuit, but the actor still has a horse in the race, so to speak, with Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming real-life drama, The Walk.

Boasting a near unparalleled sense of scale and grandeur, it’s rather apt for the director’s new film to receive an extensive IMAX trailer, spotlighting the impressive visual effects that will be bringing Philippe Petit’s daring feat to life like never before. Gordon-Levitt is on board to topline the white-knuckle ride as the French wire artist, who dared to dream in 1974 by walking across a tightrope strung between the Twin Towers. Not only did Petit pull off the remarkable stunt, as he tip-toed along the New York City skyline, but he managed to cross the rope several times, even lying down at one point.
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IMAX trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A new five-minute IMAX trailer has arrived online for Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming drama The Walk, which tells the story of high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s 1974 walk between the Twin Towers in New York and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the French daredevil; check it out here…

The Walk is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan.

The Walk is set for release on September 30th, with Gordon-Levitt joined in the cast by Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Charlotte Le Bon (The Hundred-Foot Journey), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), Steve Valentine (Crossing Jordan
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The Walk Gets A New Featurette — A Love Letter to New York

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The Walk Gets A New Featurette — A Love Letter to New York
The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. The new movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine, and Charlotte Le Bon. “The Walk” hits theaters on September 30 and opens the New York Film Festival 53 on September 26.

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Footage From "The Walk"

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Sneak Peek footage, plus images from director Robert Zemeckis' TriStar Pictures' release, "The Walk", based on French high-wire artist Philippe Petit and his 1974 'walk' between the 'Twin Towers of the 'World Trade Center', opening September 30, 2015 in regular 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D:

"...Petit's most famous performance was in August 1974, conducted on a wire...

"...between the roofs of the 'Twin Towers of the World Trade Center' in Manhattan, a quarter mile above the ground.

"He performed for 45 minutes, making eight passes along the wire, during which he walked, danced, lay down on the wire, and saluted watchers from a kneeling position.

"Office workers, construction crews and policemen cheered him on..."

Cast of the new film from "Back To The Future" director Zemeckis, includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz and Steve Valentine.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Walk"...
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Go to death-defying heights in first official trailer for ‘The Walk’

Take a walk on the high side with director Robert Zemeckis’ first official trailer for The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ben Kingsley.

Beginning with an amazing 400 metres plus tracking shot up the side of the World Trade Centre, The Walk tells the story of Philippe Petit (Gordon-Levitt) and his le coup of the Twin Towers in August 1974.

Although running like your classic heist film with all the elements in play – the planning, testing, last minute problems – the film also touches on the emotional side of Petit’s six-year odyssey to high-wire walk between the two towers with his relationship with mentor Papa Rudy (Kingsley).

Zemeckis uses advance technology including, innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry to bring this love letter to the World Trade Centre to life. And with an unlikely band of international recruits including Albert (Ben Schwartz), and Barry Greenhouse (Steve Valentine), and other supporting cast
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"The Walk" - Kiss The Sky

Sneak Peek the first trailer from "Back To The Future" director Robert Zemeckis' 3D 1970's biopic "The Walk", based on the true story of French high-wire artist 'Philippe Petit' and his tight-rope walk between the 'Twin Towers' of the 'World Trade Center', starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine and Charlotte Le Bon, opening October 2, 2015:

"...Philippe Petit gained fame in 1974 for his high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, on the morning of 7 August. For his unauthorized feat 1,350-feet above the ground, he rigged a 450-pound cable and used a custom-made 26-foot long, 55-pound balancing pole.

"He performed for 45 minutes, making eight passes along the wire. The next week, he celebrated his 25th birthday. All charges were dismissed in exchange for his doing a performance in Central Park for children..."

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