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New Regency is reuniting with the director of its Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave on the heist thriller as the studio continues to assemble its stable of prestige filmmakers.
Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films are producing Widows, based on Lynda La Plante’s 1980s TV series that aired on Thames Television about the wives of four armed robbers who come together to finish a robbery after their spouses are killed.
McQueen will also write and produce the feature, scheduled to start pre-production by the end of the year.
New Regency, led by Brad Weston, is riding high on awards buzz for its current releases Birdman from Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and Gone Girl by David Fincher, which Fox Searchlight and Fox are distributing, respectively.
The studio is also in »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The same question could be asked of audiences when they see the largely unrecognizable face and hear the voice of the man who portrays du Pont in the true-life tale of the multi-millionaire benefactor and his demented relationship with Olympic wrestler Schultz and his older brother, Dave.
But look closely — very closely — and you might recognize Steve Carell, a man best known for making us laugh as a 40-year-old virgin, a clueless office manager, an arrogant TV correspondent and an animated super-villain named Gru.
With his chilling portrayal of a mentally ill man who commits a senseless murder, Carell has delivered the most serious, immersive performance of his career — one that thrusts him smack in the middle of the most »
- Jenelle Riley
A year after the industry-rattling announcement that Walt Disney Pictures had acquired LucasFilm and planned on moving forward with hew "Star Wars" movies, there were vague reports that George Lucas and prequel trilogy sound mixer Gary Rydstrom were collaborating on an untitled animated film. Further digging revealed that the project may have been in the works since 2010. Without Disney or LucasFilm confirmations, the project was filed under rumors and left alone. Now, the joint companies have unearthed the long-gestating project on their own. "Strange Magic" will suddenly arrive in January 2015. In an official press release, Disney describes the feature cartoon as "a madcap fairy tale musical" inspired by William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Pop songs plucked from "the last six decades" will tell the tale of "a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion." Which »
- Matt Patches
Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman, »
- Andre Soares
When you're hot, the projects start falling out of the sky, and with "Foxcatcher" heating up the awards season, Steve Carell likely has his pick of the crop. And on the list might be "Gregory The Nuisance" from director Gore Verbinski. The comedy follow a a filmmaker who goes to North Korea, which is about it for the plot details, and it sounds (based on that very basic info) not unlike Seth Rogen and James Franco's upcoming "The Interview." The plan is to shoot in Serbia next winter, but we'll see if this one comes together or not. [Showbiz 411] Keanu Reeves is dipping back into the world of sci-fi with "Replicas." The actor will star in the Tanya Wexler-directed movie with the following logline: "After a car accident kills his loving family, a daring neuroscientist (Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales is rushing to a theater near you as fast as any seemingly unnecessary sequel to a $3.7 billion dollar franchise can: it's coming regardless, so let's lean in and hope for the best, even if 2011's Gore Verbinski-less, Rob Marshall-driected installment, On Stranger Tides, felt a little...off somehow.
Johnny Depp is of course returning to play Captain Jack Sparrow who will be facing off against Captain Brand a ghost who blames Captain Jack for the death of his brother. Geoffrey Rush will return as Captain Barbosa and I think he's technically alive at this point. So room for only one major ghost pirate at this point and The Wrap reports that Javier Bardem - portrayer of excellent villains in Skyfall and No Country For Old Men - is in talks to be Captain Brand.
There's probably room »
Good day, horror fans. Hopefully everyone is still enjoying Halloween displays in stores that haven.t already been completely taken over by the brightly-lit mess that is Christmas. October is a great month for horror releases, and you can find the multi-genre Dracula Untold in theaters now - though you.ll probably have a better time with Tommy Wirkola.s Nazi zombie sequel Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, or possibly Christian E. Christiansen.s cult thriller The Devil.s Hand. The latter two are now out on VOD, and more recent releases await you in the following stories. In smaller news, Alexandre Aja.s Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe, hit iTunes this past week, ahead of its October 31st release date. The female director-led anthology film Xx . with Jennifer Lynch (Boxing Helena), Mary Harron (American Psycho) and more . has been picked up by Magnet Releasing. The Ring director Gore Verbinski »
Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski will be teaming up with Steve Carrell for a paranoid thriller that has yet to be titled. The script will be written Steve Conrad, who also wrote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Pursuit Of Happyness.
There are no details on what the story will entail, but it's definitely an interesting team-up of talent. Carell has shown a wide range of talent when it comes to acting, and it will be interesting to see what kind of role his plays in this paranoid thriller.
According to Variety, after Verbinski is finished with this project he will shoot two projects back-to-back for New Regency. One is a horror film called A Cure For Wellness, which was written by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) and an action-comedy that is tentatively Passengers that was also written by Conrad.
Carell will be seen next in the intense drama Foxcatcher. »
- Joey Paur
Steve Carell is often referred to as the nicest guy in Hollywood. Even in his more obnoxious and acerbic roles, he still has this undercurrent of sweetness that just makes you want to go out for coffee with the guy. Since it must get tiring being that nice, Carell has begun to take on much nastier, darker roles, beginning with a critically acclaimed turn in Foxcatcher. He now continues to expand his repertoire by signing on to a new, as-yet-untitled thriller to be directed by Gore Verbinski.
According Variety, Carell and Verbinski have just inked a deal to begin shooting a “paranoid thriller” sometime in March. There are no further details right now, except that the script is being written by Secret Life of Walter Mitty scribe Steve Conrad – a good or a bad deal, depending on your feelings about that particular slice of schmaltz.
Although Verbinski has not been terribly dependable recently, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Deadline is reporting that Steve Carell and director Gore Verbinski are teaming up for what is being described as a "paranoid thriller" at New Regency. The film will be the first in a three year deal Verbinski has signed with Regency.
Filming is expected to begin in March of 2015.
Source: Deadline »
- Philip Sticco
Gore Verbinski may be returning to the world of horror. Deadline says he's attached to direct A Cure for Wellness. Not much else is known other than it was written by Revolutionary Road's Justin Haythe.
This "elevated" (their words, not mine) horror film will be made for New Regency.
The post Verbinski Back to Horror With A Cure for Wellness appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Gore Verbinski is a good director who might just need the proper project to spark him back to life after The Lone Ranger. Steve Carell is an actor transitioning from one career phase to another, thanks to Foxcatcher (above). The idea of the two of them working together on a thriller is pretty intriguing, and that’s […]
- Russ Fischer
The untitled movie will kick off a multi-year deal between Verbinski and New Regency.
Verbinski is best known for his work on the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and The Lone Ranger.
Back in April, Gore Verbinski signed a multiyear deal between New Regency and his Blind Wink Productions, and the first three movies from that deal have been announced. Deadline is reporting first Verbinski will direct an untitled paranoid thriller from a script by Steve Conrad (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The Weather Man), and it will star Steve Carell. Production on it will begin in March of next year, and then the director will shoot his next two films back-to-back. One is a horror »
- Jesse Giroux
Planned for a March 2015 shoot, Steve Carrell and Gore Verbinski are teaming up for a paranoia-fuelled thriller. Although primarily known for his comedic roles, Carrell is receiving a lot of buzz around his dramatic role in Foxcatcher, and not just for his prosthetic nose. Carell first came to our attention as the smug news anchor in Bruce Almighty, before really hitting it big with roles in Anchorman and The 40 Year-old Virgin, as well as starring in the Us version of The Office.
Verbinski on the other hand, has had a versatile career that has taken in huge Hollywood blockbuster franchises in the form of Pirates Of The Caribbean, slapstick farce in Mousehunt, and horror in the remake of The Ring. Although not much else is known about this upcoming project, it will be scripted by Steve Conrad, the man who wrote this year’s The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Later this year, we'll see Steve Carell get serious with Foxcatcher, a role that will likely land him at least an Oscar nomination when the time comes. And while he also has the dumb family comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (arriving this week) too, it sounds like he won't be sticking in that territory all the time. Deadline reports Carell will star in an untitled paranoid thriller at New Regency with Pirates of Caribbean franchise director Gore Verbinski at the helm working from a script by The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Pursuit of Happyness writer Steve Conrad. Sounds like a good team. So what's the movie about? Well, unfortunately there aren't any plot details available, but the film is described as a paranoid thriller. This will actually be the first film in a series of different films that Verbinski has set up at New Regency. »
- Ethan Anderton
• Oscar nominee Casey Affleck will return to his native Massachusetts to star in and produce a film based on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The script written by Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy (The Fighter) is based on the book "Boston Strong" by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge and chronicles the massive manhunt to find the two men believed responsible for the bombings and the city's response to the horrific events. [Variety] • Steve Carell will continue his trend of taking on less comedic roles in an untitled thriller from director Gore Verbinski (The Lone Ranger). The film will be the third straight »
- Jake Perlman
Following his more dramatic and award-worthy turn in Foxcatcher, comedic actor Steve Carell will continue to play it straight in an untitled Paranoia thriller for Pirates of The Caribbean and The Lone Ranger director Gore Verbinski.
No story details have been released for the project as of yet.
New Regency will begin production on the Untitled Paranoid Thriller in March, with the movie serving as the first project in the multiyear deal between the studio and Blind Wink. The screenplay comes from Steve Conrad, known for his work on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Pursuit of Happyness.
Gore Verbinski will follow the Untitled Paranoid Thriller by directing two more back-to-back movies for New Regency, which include the horror thriller A Cure For Wellness from writer Justin Haythe, and the large scale action adventure Passengers, which was also written by Steve Conrad.
Despite establishing himself as a star in family and comedy (and family-comedy) films, Steve Carell has been stretching his thespian muscles recently and receiving some of the best reviews of his career for dark, real-life drama Foxcatcher. He’s dipping his toe into the paranoid thriller business for a new film from Pirates Of The Caribbean veteran Gore Verbinski.Though the film doesn’t yet have a name, it does have a script from The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’s Steve Conrad and the cameras will roll in March. But in keeping with its paranoid nature, no details of the story have been released. Still, it’ll be interesting to see Carell turn his hand to playing someone who’s not quite sure what’s happening. You know, aside from Brick Tamland.According to Deadline, it’s all part of a multi-film deal for Verbinski, who will reportedly segue »
The project is the first in a multi-year deal between Verbinski’s Blind Wink New Regency and will commence production in March 2015.
Following this, Verbinski will shoot two back-to-back projects for New Regency: the elevated horror A Cure For Wellness written by Revolutionary Road screenwriter Justin Haythe and Conrad’s action-comedy Passengers (working title).
New Regency’s dark comedy and recent Venice Film festival opener Birdman from Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu will open through Fox Searchlight on October 17.
Iñárritu is currently in production for New Regency on the revenge Western The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, scheduled to open in limited release through Fox on December 25, 2015.
Verbinski’s credits include the first three Pirates »
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