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First trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal

27 March 2015 9:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s (Training Day) new film Southpaw has arrived online, giving us our first look at Jake Gyllenhaal’s prizefighter Billy ‘The Great’ Hope. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

“From director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and writers Kurt Sutter (Sons Of Anarchy) and Richard Wenk (The Mechanic) comes Southpaw – the story of Billy “The Great” Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. When tragedy strikes and he loses it all, Billy enters the battle of his life as he struggles to become a contender once again and win back those he loves.”

Southpaw is set for release on July 31st and stars Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Rachel McAdams (A Most Wanted Man), Rita Ora (Fifty Shades of Grey), Naomie Harris (Skyfall), Forest Whitaker (Out of the Furnace), 50 Cent (Real Steel) and Victor Ortiz (The Expendables 3).

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- Thomas Roach

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Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Battles For His Daughter in ‘Southpaw’ Trailer

27 March 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal’s boxing drama “Southpaw,” four months ahead of its July 31 release in the U.S.

The trailer features plenty of boxing action — starring a muscled-up Gyllenhaal, who added 15 pounds for the role — set against the backdrop of a family drama stemming from Gyllenhaal’s character losing custody of his daughter.

Southpaw” is directed by Antoine Fuqua from a script by “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter and “The Equalizer” writer Richard Wenk. The story centers on a left-handed champ whose life is sent into a downward spiral by an accident until he receives help from a washed-up former boxer, played by Forest Whitaker.

The project had been in development at DreamWorks starring Eminem before winding up at TWC.

Producers are Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Alan Riche and Peter Riche. Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris »

- Dave McNary

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‘Southpaw’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Gritty Boxing Pic Could Be A Knockout

27 March 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Here is the result of Jake Gyllenhaal’s hard work transforming his body into Junior Middleweight champ Billy “The Great” Hope for Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw, the Kurt Sutter- and Richard Wenk-scripted pic that the Weinstein Company will release July 31. Gyllenhaal dropped jaws in November when the first photo from the movie was released, showing he had gained 15 pounds of pure muscle to leave his Nightcrawler character — for which he earned a Golden Globe nom — well in the… »

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Family Comes First In First Trailer For Jake Gyllenhaal Boxing Drama Southpaw

27 March 2015 8:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Boxing isn’t about how hard you hit, as the old Rocky saying goes, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keeping moving forward. It’s an adage that will ring true for Billy “The Great” Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Southpaw, a down-on-his-luck fighter who must overcome a family tragedy in order to win back custody of his daughter.

As with most of these underdog stories, it’s an arc that will see Gyllenhaal’s character enter the ring once more for the so-called “fight of his life.” But beyond the familiar narrative, there’s certainly reason to be excited for the upcoming drama. For one, Training Day‘s Antoine Fuqua is in the director’s chair, with Forest Whitaker, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and Rachel McAdams rounding out Southpaw‘s ensemble cast.

Moreover, the film’s first trailer showcases a gripping and intense character piece, with Gyllenhaal »

- Michael Briers

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Jake Gyllenhaal looks for vengeance in the boxing ring in ‘Southpaw’ trailer

27 March 2015 7:46 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I don’t know what catalyzed Jake Gyllenhaal into the career resurgence he is in right now, but I’m excited for whatever he is going to do next.

The first trailer for Southpaw dropped on Friday, which stars Gyllenhaal as Billy “The Great” Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. The film, from The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua, also stars Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz.

Southpaw follows Hope as he struggles through a tragedy and tries to get himself back in shape to become a contender once again. This film’s main selling point is certainly the performance by Gyllenhaal and how he is able to immerse himself into a role again, much like he did in Enemy, Prisoners, End of Watch, and Nightcrawler.

Fuqua has been dipping into bigger movies lately with The Equalizer and Olympus Has Fallen, »

- Zach Dennis

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'Southpaw' Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Fights for Life

27 March 2015 7:34 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

From director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and writers Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) and Richard Wenk (TThe Mechanic) comes Southpaw. It tells the story of Billy "The Great" Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. When tragedy strikes and he loses it all, Billy enters the battle of his life as he struggles to become a contender once again and win back those he loves. The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer, which features stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams and Naomie Harris.

Southpaw is about tragedy, loss and the painful road to redemption. Billy "The Great" Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called "Southpaw," consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting. One fueled by his own feelings of inadequacy and a desperate need for love, money and fame. With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy »

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First Southpaw Trailer Has Jake Gyllenhaal Fighting to Get His Daughter Back

27 March 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first Southpaw trailer has gone online, and it basically takes you through the entire film even going so far as to show the death of a major character (granted, it’s an inciting event, but they could probably cut around it). The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer who must fight his way back to the top after he loses custody of his daughter due to personal tragedies and mistakes. Setting aside that the trailer shows too much, it still looks like a good movie, and following End of Watch, Prisoners, Enemy, and Nightcrawler, Gyllenhaal is clearly at the top of his game right now. I’m still wary of director Antonie Fuqua’s work, but perhaps he’s found a good partner in screenwriter Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy). Solid boxing dramas are hard to come by, but hopefully Southpaw will be one of them. Check out the Southpaw trailer below. »

- Matt Goldberg

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First Trailer: "Southpaw"

27 March 2015 5:54 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first trailer has been released for Antoine Fuqua's upcoming boxing drama "Southpaw". A muscled up and waxed down Jake Gyllenhaal takes on the role of Billy 'The Great' Hope, the Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. After the tragic death of his wife, he enters the battle of his life as he struggles to become a contender once again and win back those he loves.

The Weinstein Company has now released the first trailer for the film which also stars Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams and Naomie Harris. Kurt Sutter ("Sons of Anarchy") and Richard Wenk ("The Mechanic") penned the script. The film itself is slated to open July 31st.

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- Garth Franklin

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J.K. Simmons Joins Action-Thriller ‘The Lake’

23 March 2015 2:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar winner J.K. Simmons, Charlie Bewley and Diarmaid Murtagh have joined the cast of Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp action-thriller “The Lake.”

Sullivan Stapleton stars in the story of a group of Navy SEALs attempting to uncover an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia. EuropaCorp has set a July 15, 2016, release date.

The project is being produced by Besson, Christophe Lambert and Lisa Elzey. “The Lake” is written by Besson and Richard Wenk and directed by Steven Quale (“Into the Storm”).

Simmons won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar last month for “Whiplash.” He will appear in “Terminator Genisys,” “The Accountant,” “The Meddler” and “Kong: Skull Island” with Michael Keaton.

Bewley appeared in the “Twilight” series. Murtagh starred in the “Sons Of Liberty” miniseries and “Dracula Untold.”

News was first reported by Deadline.com.

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- Dave McNary

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'Masters of the Universe': He-Man's Battlecat Revealed!

8 March 2015 3:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After several years in development, Sony Pictures is finally moving forward with their Masters of the Universe. Sony executive DeVon Franklin revealed through his Twitter account in January that the script by Jeff Wadlow is now complete. During the week, the executive revealed what appears to be our first look at Battlecat in the movie.

Masters of the Universe is based on the animated TV series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which also spawned the 1987 live action feature Masters of the Universe starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor. No story details have been confirmed at this time and it isn't known if casting is currently under way.

Jeff Wadlow signed on to rewrite the script, which was previously worked on by Alex Litvak & Michael Finch (Predators), Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger) and Richard Wenk (The Equalizer). Are you excited to see Battlecat in action »

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Naomi Watts’ ‘Shut In,’ Sullivan Stapleton’s ‘The Lake’ Set 2016 Release Dates

6 March 2015 2:22 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

EuropaCorp has set thriller “Shut In,” starring Naomi Watts, for a U.S. release on Feb. 19.

Luc Besson’s studio is co-producing and fully financing the Lava Bear Films title, directed by Farren Blackburn from the Blacklist screenplay by Christina Hodson. Watts stars as a widowed child psychologist who lives in isolation in rural New England and must find a way to rescue a young boy caught in a deadly winter storm.

EuropaCorp has also dated action-thriller “The Lake” for July 15, 2016. It’s written by Besson and Richard Wenk, directed by Steven Quale and stars Sullivan Stapleton in the story of a group of Navy SEALs attempting to uncover an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia.

The films are part of the year-old Red distribution and marketing joint venture with Relativity. EuropaCorp’s first title under the venture is “The Transporter Legacy,” set for a June 19, 2015, release in the U. »

- Dave McNary

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Luc Besson Eyes Sullivan Stapleton As New Action Star In The Lake

5 March 2015 9:12 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Somehow, despite toplining Cinemax’s Strike Back and starring in high-grossing follow-up 300: Rise of an Empire, Aussie actor Sullivan Stapleton has yet to break into the mainstream. That may be about to change, though, now that EuropaCorp hitmaker Luc Besson has set him to star in The Lake.

The thriller will focus on a group of Navy SEALs who get on the trail of a long-forgotten mystery after uncovering a treasure trobe in a lake in war-torn Serbia.

Besson, who previously launched Liam Neeson, Jason Statham and Scarlett Johansson to action super-stardom, penned the script for The Lake with The Equalizer scribe Richard Wenk. Steven Quale (Into the Storm) is set to direct.

EuropaCorp’s last box-office juggernauts, Taken 3 and Lucy, were both distributed by other studios, but The Lake joins a homegrown slate that also includes Kevin Spacey starrer Nine Lives, franchise reboot The Transporter Legacy (in »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Masters of the Universe producer teases Battle Cat with first-look image

3 March 2015 11:21 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month, DeVon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures, teased the long-gestating Masters of the Universe movie by posting the official logo for the film, and now he’s taken to Twitter once more, this time teasing what we can only presume to be the character of Battle Cat…

Masters of the Universe is currently without a director, and has most recently been written by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), who reworked previous drafts from Alex Litvak & Mik Finch, Richard Wenk and Terry Rossio. As yet, there’s no word on a potential release date, but we’ll keep you updated with news as it comes in…

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- Gary Collinson

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News Bits: Lantern, Demange, Stars, Lake

3 March 2015 6:01 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Green Lantern

Latino Review reports that Warners and DC have settled on a new actor to play Green Lantern in the film, but there's been no announcement as yet, nor confirmation about which incarnation of Green Lantern we'll see. In regards to the latter, John Stewart remains the most likely option.

Untitled Yann Demange Project

New Regency and Plan B have acquired and are fast tracking an untitled dramatic thriller which "'71" director Yann Demange and writer Gregory Burke are set to re-team on. Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, Angus Lamont and Molly Smith will produce the film, but plot details are being kept under wraps. [Source: Deadline]

The Stars My Destination

Paramount Pictures is talks to acquire feature-film rights for Alfred Bester's classic sci-fi novel "The Stars My Destination" (aka. "Tiger! Tiger!") which Mary Parent will produce.

The story follows a man who is shipwrecked in space for years »

- Garth Franklin

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Sullivan Stapleton to star in Steven Quale's action thriller The Lake

2 March 2015 11:44 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sullivan Stapleton is to star in action thriller, The Lake.

The 300: Rise Of An Empire star will lead the cast with Into The Storm's Steven Quale at the helm, Deadline reports.

The Lake follows a group of Navy SEALs on their journey to solve an old mystery, while they uncover an immense secret treasure in a lake in war-torn Serbia.

The thriller has been penned by Taken scribe Luc Besson with The Equalizer screenwriter Richard Wenk.

Stapleton will also be starring in the Greg Berlanti series Blindspot for NBC.

It was also announced recently that the final series of Stapleton's military drama Strike Back will air this summer. »

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Sullivan Stapleton Dives Into The Lake

2 March 2015 3:33 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Luc Besson has developed something of a reputation for finding people you might not think would fit into action franchises – Liam Neeson, Scarlett Johansson etc. – and finding successful ways to do just that. His latest hire is a little more experienced with physicality, having worked on 300: Rise Of An Empire. Sullivan Stapleton is set to star in The Lake.Steven Quale, who made last year’s tornado thriller Into The Sky, is behind the camera for this one, which Besson cranked out with The Equalizer’s Richard Wenk. The Lake finds Stapleton as the head of a group of Navy Seals who discover a mysterious trove of treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia. Their quest becomes to find out who left it there and how many crates of beer it’ll buy. Okay, maybe not the latter bit. Besson’s EuropaCorp company has had hits with the »

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300: Rise Of An Empire's Sullivan Stapleton To Star In Luc Besson's The Lake

2 March 2015 2:30 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Luc Besson has found his new action star according to a report over at Deadline. Sullivan Stapleton, the lucky bastard who went a couple rounds, some more exciting than others, with Eva Green in 300: Rise of an Empire has been cast as the lead in Besson`s upcoming action thriller The Lake. He heads the cast in a thriller about a group of Navy SEALs who attempt to solve a long-forgotten mystery while they uncover an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia.Besson is producing under his Red production banner. He wrote the screenplay with Richard Wenk (The Equalizer). Steven Quale (the forgettable Into The Storm) will direct the film that begins production in April ...

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Sullivan Stapleton to Star in ‘The Lake’ for EuropaCorp

2 March 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

300: Rise of an Empire” star Sullivan Stapleton will star in EuropaCorp’s action-thriller “The Lake,” set to start shooting in April.

Variety reported in September that “Into the Storm” director Steven Quale was attached to the project, written by EuropaCorp topper Luc Besson and “The Equalizer” screenwriter Richard Wenk. The story focuses on a group of Navy SEALs attempting to solve a long-forgotten mystery while uncovering an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia.

Quale is no stranger to underwater projects. He co-directed “Aliens of the Deep” with James Cameron and also worked with him on “Titanic” and “The Abyss.”

EuropaCorp’s slate includes “The Transporter Legacy” and recent Toronto Film Festival acquisition “Big Game.” It announced in February that it was forming the Red joint distribution venture for the U.S. with Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity.

Stapleton also stars in the Cinemax series “Strike Back.” He »

- Dave McNary

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First Look At The New Logo For Masters Of The Universe Reboot

16 February 2015 1:27 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony’s Masters Of The Universe remake has been simmering away for years now on the back burner, forgotten in favor of flashier contemporary material (22 Jump Street, we’re talking about you.) The last month, however, has seen practically a typhoon of information arrive online about the project courtesy of Columbia Pictures Senior Vice President of Production, DeVon Franklin.

After a good badgering on Twitter, the Svp responded back on Christmas Eve with a photo snapshot of the script title sheet. Then, just this past weekend, fans prodded Franklin for further information, which prompted the following response:

@ThomasCastle75 @BigTyDIESEL @newhemanmovie @DCnew52He_man @danmillerNY @SonyPictures we’ll know more next week pic.twitter.com/6bAvcTfJQo

DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) February 14, 2015

In case you’re wondering “what’s the big kerfuffle?”, then bear with us. The above image is in fact a brand new logo, presumably designed specifically for the in-development movie. »

- Gem Seddon

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EuropaCorp Rolls Into Efm With Kawasaki’s Project, ‘Shut In’ And More

3 February 2015 2:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– EuropaCorp, whose U.S. distribution venture Red recently launched, will present a robust slate of English-language movies at the European Film Market.

The company will start pre-sales on an untitled Kawasaki project penned by Allison Burnett. The film, whose cast has not yet been unveiled, will turn on a man who devises a plan to save his gravely ill daughter at all costs, even his own life.

EuropaCorp, which just hit a home run with “Taken 3″ ($244 million worldwide so far), will also kick off three new movies in pre-production: Farren Blackburn’s (“Luther”) “Shut In” with Naomi WattsBarry Sonnenfeld’s (“Men in Black”) “Nine Lives” with Kevin Spacey (pictured above) and Daniel Barber’s (“The Keeping Room”) “Underground.”

Shut In” stars Watts as a widowed child psychologist who works from her home in rural New England and faces a terrifying winter storm. Lava Bear Films and Transfilm International are co-producing. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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