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Exclusive: Mythology Entertainment, the growing production company run by Brad Fischer, Laeta Kalogridis and James Vanderbilt, has hired Jon Silk to the post of executive vice president of Production and Development. He will help the two-year old company handle a growing volume of film, TV and theater projects, and he will hunt for more properties to develop. Silk comes there from Lin Pictures, where he was senior vice president of Production and co-produced Gangster Squad. He was a former director of Development at Benderspink and started as an assistant to producer Scott Rudin. “Jon is an extraordinarily talented executive whose experience, relationships and taste we have long admired,” said the Mythology founders. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the Mythology team and look forward to working together with him as we continue to build our slate and company.” Mythology most recently produced the Roland Emmerich-directed White House Down for Sony, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
It's now confirmed by the studio that Kurt Russell and John Brotherton have joined the cast of James Wan's upcoming action sequel Fast & Furious 7. Vin Diesel revealed the addition of the former with a Facebook post on Tuesday, which included this behind the scenes peek at the production.
John Brotherton will be portraying Sheppard, who is being described as Kurt Russell's right hand man. No character details have been released for Kurt Russell's character, though judging from the above photo, he's one of the good guys. James Wan will be directing from a script by Chris Morgan.
Kurt Russell's long list of films include Escape From New York, Backdraft and more recently Don Handfield's sports drama Touchback. He will next be seen in S. Craig Zahler's western horror Bone Tomahawk. John Brotherton is best known for his role in The Conjuring.
The project has already begun production in Atlanta. »
Back in May, Magnolia Pictures picked up S. Craig Zahler.s horror-western Bone Tomahawk starring Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Jennifer Carpenter and Timothy Olyphant, and the announcement came with this description of the film: Bone Tomahawk follows an outlaw who unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope. When the monsters kidnap several settlers, including a rancher.s wife, a small rescue party consisting of the injured rancher, the sheriff, his aging deputy and a strong-willed gunslinger, journey into hell to try and rescue them. They soon find themselves in dark unknown territories where savage inbreeds armed with the ultimate weapon leave no hope of survival. While talking to Sarsgaard during an interview for »
Back in May, Magnolia Pictures picked up S. Craig Zahler’s horror-western Bone Tomahawk starring Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Jennifer Carpenter and Timothy Olyphant, and the announcement came with this description of the film:
Bone Tomahawk follows an outlaw who unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope. When the monsters kidnap several settlers, including a rancher’s wife, a small rescue party consisting of the injured rancher, the sheriff, his aging deputy and a strong-willed gunslinger, journey into hell to try and rescue them. They soon find themselves in dark unknown territories where savage inbreeds armed with the ultimate weapon leave no hope of survival.
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This week in adaptation news saw the Captain Planet and the Planeteers live-action movie get a boost by landing at Sony, the 1990 cult film Jacob's Ladder is getting a remake and Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx will reteam for an adaptation of S. Craig Zahler's crime novel, Mean Business on North Ganson Street. Books, films and TV shows continue to be a rich source of material to mine for adaptations and video games are gaining some ground. Today, we'll tackle a game franchise that's been around since 2009 and is set to release its third installment on the PlayStation 4, but has yet to see a movie adaptation. Hit the jump for more. Hollywood! Adapt this: inFamous. What It's About: The central character in the story is Cole McGrath, a bike messenger in Empire City who wakes up at the center of a vast explosion and discovers that he has strange electrical powers. »
- Dave Trumbore
DiCaprio’s Appian Way company will produce a feature version of the upcoming crime novel Mean Business on North Ganson Street. Written by S. Craig Zahler, the book has been acquired by Warner Bros., who is currently seeking a publisher. DiCaprio will produce alongside Appian Way’s Jennifer Davisson Killoran, with Sarah Schechter overseeing for the studio.
The novel’s plot follows a disgraced detective (DiCaprio) who is sent to a town in Missouri where violent crime is on the rise. Deadline provides the following synopsis:
Partnered with an equally bad-assed ...
- Anthony Vieira
We're not in the business of offering traffic advisories — except to direct you to the cinema when warranted, natch — but if your commute just so happens to bring you down a North Ganson Street, you might wanna at least consider a detour because according to Deadline, there's about to be some "Mean Business on North Ganson Street."
Yes, that's right, the two "Django Unchained" stars are about to reunite for a new thriller from Warner Bros. And this time around, they're on the same side of the law, playing a pair of cops facing down danger in an adaptation of an upcoming novel by author S. Craig Zahler.
Here's the description of the movie: DiCaprio's character is a "hardened detective" who adds salt to a guy's open wound by telling him his missing wife »
- Scott Harris
One of the best cinematic showdowns of 2012 was between Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." Foxx starred as Django, a freed slave looking to rescue his beloved wife (Kerry Washington), while DiCaprio oozed evil as Calvin Candie, the owner of a cotton plantation cheerfully dubbed Candyland. Their chemistry verged on electric, so it's not surprising to hear that the actors are set to reteam for a new project, "Mean Business on North Ganson Street."
Based on a forthcoming novel by S. Craig Zahler, whose Black List-topping script "The Brigands of Rattleborge" is slowly moving forward with "Stoker" director Chan Wook-Park, "Mean Business on North Ganson Street" follows a pair of disgraced detectives (Foxx and DiCaprio) as they hunt for a serial killer targeting police officers in a small Missouri town. Zahler will write the screenplay, and DiCaprio will produce with his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran. »
- Drew Taylor
They were opponents when they shared the screen in Django Unchained, but for their next film it seems Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx are looking to team up. They’re both now attached to Mean Business On North Ganson Street.While we’re pretty certain that title will change as the movie makes its way through development, S. Craig Zahler will adapt the script from his own crime novel.Mean Business follows two detectives who join forces to try to halt a series of attacks on their force. DiCaprio would be a disgraced detective who is sent to a crime-ridden Missouri town. There, he’s partnered with Foxx’s troubled ‘tec just as someone starts to murder police officers in the area. The unlikely duo decides to do something about it.DiCaprio is also producing the film and will now start looking for a director. He’ll next be seen »
Django Unchained buddies (well, not buddies in the film, but maybe in real life?) Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio have both signed on to an adaptation of the forthcoming S. Craig Zahler novel Mean Business On North Ganson Street. DiCaprio will play a "disgraced detective" who gets exiled to Missouri and ends up partnering with Foxx to investigate a series of execution-style murders targeting police officers. »
- Zach Dionne
Based on S. Craig Zahler's upcoming novel, DiCaprio plays a disgraced detective sent to a Missouri town and partnered with a hot-tempered detective (Foxx).
The pair come together just as their fellow police officers become targets for murder. The two decide seek out their own brand of justice.
Zahler is adapting the script, and no director is yet attached. DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran will produce.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
• According to Deadline, Julianne Moore may be among the top candidates for the role of President Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, the third and fourth films in the series. A rep from Lionsgate had no comment. [Deadline]
• Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the unfinished book Mean Business on North Ganson Street as a vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx, who starred together in Django Unchained. The story finds a disgraced detective (DiCaprio) sent to a fictional Missouri town (Victory) to investigate its rise in crime. There, he teams up with another detective played by Foxx as »
- Lindsey Bahr
You’d be hard pressed to find two actors more in demand right now than Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx. They’re basically like the new Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, only not quite as cool, but hopefully less secretly racist. Anyway, these two mega-stars burned up the screen when they shared it in Quentin Tarantino’s most recent historical revenge revision, Django Unchained, and now a new report from Deadline claims that we’re soon going to get a chance to see if they can ignite that spark of shared chemistry a second time. The story goes that Warner Bros. have acquired the rights to an upcoming S. Craig Zahler novel called “Mean Business on North Ganson Street,” and they’re developing it as a starring vehicle for the acting duo. Zahler, who has history writing screenplays due to his upcoming debut as a director, Bone Tomahawk, is going to adapt the story for the screen »
- Nathan Adams
Three days ago, Warner Bros. film chief Jeff Robinov left the studio and was replaced by three other executives, with Warner exec Greg Silverman placed in charge of production. Instead of starting out with a small, risk-free project, Silverman has landed a potential blockbuster for his first deal. Deadline the studio acquired S. Craig Zahler.s upcoming novel Mean Business on North Ganson Street, which is already a good deal, since Zahler is quite a talented writer. But the big news here is that the future film will re-team Leonardo DiCaprio with Jamie Foxx, albeit in roles on the opposite side of the universe from the ones they played in Quentin Tarentino.s Django Unchained. After the greatness of Django these two could be attached to an adaptation of this... ...and it would still attract audiences in droves. DiCaprio.s production company Appian Way, which is becoming a mini-powerhouse, will »
After facing off in Django Unchained last year, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx are looking to get back on the big screen together again for Warner Bros. recently acquired crime thriller Mean Business on North Ganson Street. The studio just purchased the rights to S. Craig Zahler's crime novel of the same name, and the author will adapt his own book which is currently looking for a publisher. It must be pretty damn good to already have the attention of Warner Bros. and names like Foxx and DiCaprio, the latter also acting as a producer through his Appian Way production banner. So what's this story all about? Read on! Deadline says the film follows a hardened detective (DiCaprio) finds himself sent to the hellish rust belt town of Victory, Missour where violent crime has been skyrocketing. There he's teamed with another rough around the edges detective (Foxx) who was »
- Ethan Anderton
Leonardo DiCaprio is reteaming with Jamie Foxx for a Warner Bros. crime film titled Mean Business on North Ganson Street, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The film is based on S. Craig Zahler's forthcoming crime novel. Zahler will write the script. The project has no director, but the two actors are attached. The book tells of two detectives who team up to stop a series of attacks on a police department. It begins with a disgraced detective (DiCaprio) who is sent to a Missouri town where crime is spiking. He is partnered with a detective who has his own set of
- Borys Kit
After co-starring in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx are reuniting for "Mean Business on North Ganson Street," an adaptation of S. Craig Zahler's upcoming crime novel for Warner Bros. Jeff Sneider at The Wrap has the story and says the story follows a disgraced detective (DiCaprio) who is sent to Victory, Missouri, where violent crime is skyrocketing. He's partnered with another detective (Foxx) who was demoted for brutalizing a suspect. When police officers start showing up dead, they get to work on finding the person responsible for declaring open season on Victory's police department. Zahler is currently preparing his directorial debut, Bone Tomahawk, a Western starring Kurt Russell and Timothy Olyphant, and will presumably write the script for Mean Business when he's done so I don't expect this project to hit the big screen any time soon. »
- Brad Brevet
Looks like Django Unchained co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx are anxious for another team-up. Warner Bros. has acquired the feature rights to S. Craig Zahler's upcoming crime-thriller novel, Mean Business on North Ganson Street. The picture centers on two disgraced police detectives who are forced to put a stop to a rash of cop killings in a small Missouri town. DiCaprio would produce through his Appian Way banner with partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran; Zahler penning the script. Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that DiCaprio and Foxx are attached to Mean Business on North Ganson Street, the source novel of which is still being shopped to publishers. According to the write-up, the story "starts off with a bang [with] a hardened detective (DiCaprio) who, after being told by a man that his beautiful wife is missing, tells him she is a hooker who obviously made off with his money. »
- Dave Trumbore
"Django Unchained" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx are set to play bad-ass detectives in "Mean Business on North Ganson Street," an adaptation of S. Craig Zahler's upcoming crime novel that has just been acquired by Warner Bros. Zahler ("The Brigands of Rattleborge") will write the script, and DiCaprio will produce with his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran. "Mean Business" marks the first major deal made by Greg Silverman since he was promoted to run the studio's worldwide feature film production arm in the wake of Jeff Robinov's departure. Story follows a »
- Jeff Sneider
Exclusive: In the first major deal made by Greg Silverman since he was promoted to run Warner Bros’ worldwide feature film production arm, the studio has acquired the upcoming S. Craig Zahler crime novel Mean Business On North Ganson Street as a re-team between Django Unchained stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx. Zahler will write the script and DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran will be the producers. Sarah Schechter is steering it for the studio. The book is right now in galleys, and it is in the process of being shopped to publishers. The tale starts off with a bang: DiCaprio is a hardened detective who, after being told by a man that his beautiful wife is missing, tells him she is a hooker who obviously made off with his money. After the man commits a desperate tragic act right in the squad room, the disgraced »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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