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20 items from 2014


Cinemax Picks Up War Drama Signal

13 June 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Cinemax will head to the Middle East for its next original action-drama, titled Signal. Hailing from Ben Younger, the writer-director of Boiler Room and Prime, the series is apparently based on true events and will draw inspiration from the top-secret world of military contracting during the Iraq/Afghanistan war.

The series, which Younger will script and executive produce, centers on a young man who “launches a propaganda business in the Middle East and gets rich on the back of millions of dollars of Us Government contract.”

If Younger’s comments to THR about Signal are any indication, it will mark an intellectual high-water mark for the premium network once known as Skinemax:

“What drew me to this story was the opportunity to look at a decade-long conflict this country was knee deep in, from a totally unique perspective. From the specific perspective of a few people who were there, both on the ground in Baghdad, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Cinemax Nabs War Drama From 'Boiler Room's' Ben Younger (Exclusive)

13 June 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Cinemax is heading into a war zone. The premium network is prepping a drama, titled Signal, from Boiler Room writer/director Ben Younger. The hour-long entry is inspired by true events and will look inside the clandestine world of military contracting during the Iraq/Afghanistan war. Specifically, Signal will center on a young man who launches a propaganda business in the Middle East and gets rich on the back of millions of dollars of Us Government contracts. Younger will write and executive produce, with ElectusBen Silverman and Sean Canino joining him as EPs. “What drew me to this story was the opportunity to look at a

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- Lacey Rose

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Israeli comedy, Paul Schneider win top Tribeca prizes

25 April 2014 6:27 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Zero Motivation, a dark comedy about the lives of Israeli female soldiers, was named the top film at the 13th Tribeca Film Festival. Writer/director Tayla Lavie accepted the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature, as well as the Nora Ephron Prize, which goes to the female filmmaker who best embodies Ephron’s spirit and vision. “In her unique and ambitious first feature, deftly handled such difficult themes as the military, sexism, love, ambition, and friendship,” the jury noted. “This filmmaker also pulled off the awesome feat of managing multiple characters and storylines. In what was definitely the most hilarious »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Tribeca Film Festival Jury Features Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg And More

15 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival jury features 33 members, including Whoopi Goldberg, Lake Bell, as well as The Hunger Games director Gary Ross.

The 33 jury members will be split into seven groups, one for each competition category: World Narrative Competition, World Documentary Competition, Best New Narrative Director, Best New Documentary Director, Narrative Short Film, Documentary and the Student Visionary Award. Two other awards, the Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia and the Norah Ephron Prize, will also be awarded. Winners of the seven festival categories will receive $150,000 and prizes, and eight of the winners will also get to take home an original artwork. Winner of the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which recognizes a female writer or director, will receive $25,000.

Seven Juries Will Award Prizes At 2014 Tribeca Film Fest

Lake Bell, the How to Make It In America actress whose directorial debut, In A World, was a festival hit at Sundance »

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Almost Mercy Lands Distro in Huge 10-Picture Deal for Woodhaven Production; New Cast and Artwork Updates

9 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We announced recently that Bill Moseley and Kane Hodder would be featured in the upcoming Almost Mercy. We've received a bunch of new casting info (including the signing of a Dr. Gash favorite!) and a mega distribution deal.

The two leads in Almost Mercy will be played by Danielle Guldin and Jessie Default. Also named to the cast will be horror legend Debbie Rochon (pictured; woo hoo!), veteran actor Fred Sullivan, Jr., Eric Nyenhuis, Tanja Lynch, Sean Leser and pro wrestler Michael Bennett.

Wrestling icon Tommy Dreamer is also scheduled to make a cameo appearance in the Woodhaven Production Company project.

"The cast is really coming together," said Almost Mercy writer/director Tom DeNucci. "We have talented fresh faces to go along with some decorated veterans of the genre. I'm thrilled to have these actors tell the story. It's a really eclectic bunch."

This casting news comes hot on the »

- Scott Hallam

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Toni Collette, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg named to Tribeca festival juries

8 April 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Tribeca Film Festival announced its jurors for this year’s event, which runs from April 16-27. The list includes Toni Collette, Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg, Catherine Hardwicke, Heather GrahamAnton Yelchin, Paul Wesley and 26 other leaders of the filmmaking community.

In addition to the Festival’s main competition juries in seven categories, Tribeca named Delia Ephron, Natasha Lyonne, and Gary Ross to select the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which awards $25,000 to a female writer or director.

Click below for the entire list of jurors, with biographical information courtesy of the Tribeca festival:

World Competition Categories

The jurors for »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Miles Teller & Aaron Eckhart Attached to Bleed for This, Martin Scorsese to Executive Produce

4 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Coming off the back of an acclaimed performance in Whiplash, Miles Teller is already lining up another new film for his slate, Bleed for This, telling the true story of world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza, now Vinny Paz.

THR report that Teller and Aaron Eckhart are now attached to lead the project, which is being written and directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime).

Teller would play Pazienza, who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made an incredible comeback. After months of recovery and against doctors’ orders, Vinny returned to the gym under infamous trainer, Kevin Rooney (Eckhart), and made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.

Martin Scorsese, riding high on the success of The Wolf of Wall Street, will be executive producing, with Bruce Cohen (American Beauty) and Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Departed »

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Aaron Eckhart, Miles Teller to star in boxing biopic Bleed for This

4 February 2014 1:22 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller have been cast in Bleed for This.

They will star in Synchronicity Entertainment's biopic about boxer Vinny Pazienza.

Teller will play the boxer who shot to stardom before being involved in a near-fatal car crash.

Told that he would never walk again, he defied doctors' orders by returning to the gym under trainer Kevin Rooney (Eckhart) and going on to win several more titles.

Eckhart can currently be seen in I, Frankenstein, with Teller starring alongside Zac Efron and Michael B Jordan in That Awkward Moment.

Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime) will write and direct Bleed for This with Martin Scorsese serving as executive producer.

Watch the trailer for I, Frankenstein below: »

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Eckhart, Teller To "Bleed for This"

3 February 2014 6:37 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller are attached to star in "Boiler Room" filmmaker Ben Younger's "Bleed for This," a biopic about world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza.

Teller would play Pazienza who suffered a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again.

After months of recovery and against doctors' orders, he returned to the gym under infamous trainer Kevin Rooney (Eckhart) and made a return to the ring just over a year later.

Younger, Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Chad Verdi and Noah Kraft are producing, while Martin Scorsese is executive producing.

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- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Colin Farrell must find love in 'The Lobster'; Plus, Miles Teller, more

3 February 2014 6:35 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) have signed on to star in The Lobster, set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is “a matter of life and death.” Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos is making his English-language debut on the project, which also stars Ben Whishaw (Cloud Atlas) and Lea Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color). [THR]

Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) and Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) are attached to star in Bleed for This, about boxing champion Vinny Pazienza who recovered and took the ring again a year after a devastating car wreck. Eckhart will play Kevin Rooney, »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller Set To Star In Vinny Pazienza Biopic, Bleed For This

3 February 2014 5:46 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller have both signed on to star in the Vinny Pazienza boxing biopic, Bleed For This.

Oscar winner Martin Scorsese (The Wolf Of Wall Street) will executive produce the project which Synchronicity Entertainment, the cutting edge division of The Solution Entertainment Group, will sell at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Based on the incredible true story of one of boxing’s most charismatic and exciting figures, Bleed For This centers around Vinny Panzienza (Teller), who quickly shot to stardom when he dominated undefeated champion Gilbert Dele. A near-fatal automobile accident left him with the news that he would never walk again. After months of recovery and against doctors’ orders, Vinny returned to the gym under infamous trainer, Kevin Rooney (Eckhart), and made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.

Golden Globe nominated actor Aaron Eckhart, (The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen, »

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Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart to Star in Bleed for This

3 February 2014 4:40 PM, PST | movies.about.com | See recent About.com Hollywood Movies news »

Aaron Eckhart (I, Frankenstein) and Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment) have been tapped to co-star in writer/director Ben Younger's new project, Bleed for This. President and CEO of Verdi Productions Chad A. Verdi made the announcement saying he got into producing in the first place to tell the story of Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza, and now the film based on Pazienza's life is moving forward.

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Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart to Star in Boxing Biopic Bleed For This; Martin Scorsese Attached as Executive Producer

3 February 2014 4:15 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Fresh off his film Whiplash winning both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, actor Miles Teller is going the biopic route.  It was announced today that Teller will star opposite Aaron Eckhart in Bleed for This, a film about boxer Vinny Panzienza, who made a triumphant return to the ring a year after a car accident rendered him unable to walk.  Eckhart will play infamous trainer Kevin Rooney, who helped train Panzienza for his return.  Ben Younger (Boiler Room) wrote the script and will direct, and Martin Scorsese is attached to the Synchronicity Entertainment project as an executive producer. Teller next appears onscreen in this March’s Ya adaptation Divergent, and Summit is expected to begin production on the sequel Insurgent this year if the first film catches on with audiences.  No word on when Bleed for This might begin filming, but Teller »

- Adam Chitwood

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Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller Cast in Vinnie Pazienza Boxing Biopic

3 February 2014 2:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller have been cast in the Martin Scorsese produced biopic of boxer Vinnie Pazienza. The movie will be called Bleed For This, and here's the synopsis:

Based on the incredible true story of one of boxing’s most charismatic and exciting figures, Bleed For This centers around Vinny Panzienza (Teller), who quickly shot to stardom when he dominated undefeated champion Gilbert Dele. A near-fatal automobile accident left him with the news that he would never walk again. After months of recovery and against doctors’ orders, Vinny returned to the gym under infamous trainer, Kevin Rooney (Eckhart), and made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.

Eckhart and Teller are both incredible actors. Teller recent starred in a film called Whiplash that I can't wait for you to see! This project was written by Ben Younger (Boiler Room), and he will also be directing it. »

- Joey Paur

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Synchronicity takes Bleed to Efm

3 February 2014 1:08 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Miles Teller, star of Sundance hit Whiplash, will play the lead alongside Aaron Eckhart in Bleed For This. Synchronicity will introduce to international buyers at Efm this week.

Bleed For This tells the true story of world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza as he recovers from a near fatal car accident that left him with a broken neck and goes on to win more titles.

Teller will play Pazienza and Eckhart his trainer, Kevin Rooney.

Ben Younger will direct from his screenplay, with Martin Scorsese on board as executive producer. The producers are Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Ben Younger, Chad A Verdi and Noah Kraft. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Aaron Eckhart Wants To Bleed For This

3 February 2014 12:34 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

His latest film – I, Frankenstein – took something of a beating from both critics and the box office results, but perhaps that's just helping Aaron Eckhart get in some early training for a future project, signing onto a boxing biopic called Bleed For This that will also star Miles Teller.With Boiler Room writer-director Ben Younger once more scripting and calling the shots, Bleed For This will chart the real-life story of slugger Vinnie Pazienza, who broke his neck in three places in a traffic accident in 1991 while he was at the peak of his career. Against doctors’ orders, Pazienza returned to the gym with his neck still encased in a metal halo, began working out and eventually won three more titles and went on to retire with a 50-10 record. The film boasts Martin Scorsese – no stranger himself to boxing biopics – as executive producer.Despite his fondness for roles where he gets physical, »

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Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart Join Boxing Flick 'Bleed for This'

3 February 2014 9:49 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Miles Teller is attached to a film that is being sold in Berlin that veers close to his own experience. In true story "Bleed for This," to be written and directed by "Boiler Room"'s Ben Younger and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Teller would play young boxer Vinny Panzienza, who has to recover from a terrible automobile accident. He is told he will never walk again, but fights his way back into the ring a year later with the help of trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart). As a teenager Teller was thrown out of a moving car and was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries; he still wears the scars on his face. (See my "Whiplash" interview here.)  Teller, who is on a roll, with back-to-back Sundance hits "Spectacular Now" and "Whiplash" and "Divergent" coming up, worked with Eckhart on 2010 drama "Rabbit Hole," Teller's first feature. He was »

- Anne Thompson

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Aaron Eckhart, Miles Teller Board Vinnie Pazienza Boxing Biopic

3 February 2014 9:38 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-Berlin move, Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller are headed for the boxing ring in “Bleed for This,” a boxing biopic on Vinnie Pazienza with Martin Scorsese exec producing.

Synchronicity Entertainment is handling international sales at this week’s European Film Market. CAA, which packaged, and Wme are handling domestic sales.

Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”) is directing from his own script. Younger is also producing with Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Chad Verdi and Noah Kraft.

Variety reported in 2010 that Verdi and Kraft were developing the project with “Hoosiers” writer Angelo Pizzo.

Teller will portray the boxer, who broke his neck in three places in a traffic accident in 1991 while he was at the peak of his career. Against doctors’ orders, Paz returned to the gym with his metal halo still on, began working out and eventually won three more titles and went on to retire with a 50-10 record. »

- Dave McNary

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Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller Join Bleed for This

3 February 2014 9:05 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Chad A. Verdi, President and CEO of Verdi Productions, located in East Greenwich, Ri is pleased to announce an update on his next feature film, Bleed for This.

Bleed for This tells the true-life story of 5-time world champion Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza as he recovers from a near fatal car accident that left him with a broken neck. He then goes on to win three additional world boxing titles, one of the most incredible and dramatic comebacks in sports history.

Golden Globe nominated actor Aaron Eckhart, (The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen, I, Frankenstein) will take on the role of Paz's boxing trainer, Kevin Rooney. Rooney was the trainer to Mike Tyson when Tyson won his first heavyweight championship. Rooney had a major role in changing Vinny's boxing style that lead him to become one of only two boxers ever to win titles in the lightweight and junior »

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The Wolf of Wall Street – review | Peter Bradshaw

16 January 2014 5:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

It's not subtle, but Martin Scorsese's depiction of the debauched rise and fall of a wayward Wall Street broker is an exhilarating riot of bad taste

If you can imagine the honey-gravel of Ray Liotta's voice in Goodfellas saying: "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a stockbroker" you'll get some idea of Martin Scorsese's new movie The Wolf of Wall Street. It's a raucous, crazily energised, if occasionally slightly shallow epic on a familiar subject, conducted in the classic voiceover-nostalgia style with sugar-rush jukebox slams on the soundtrack. I've watched it twice in quick succession now, and though it skirts the edge of cliche, the sheer sustained blitz of bad taste is spectacular. This movie sprints frantically, in the direction of nowhere in particular, like our appalling hero after his first ecstatic toke of crack cocaine. It is based on the »

- Peter Bradshaw

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