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9 items from 2015


Don Winslow on his amazing new book 'The Cartel' and America's drug war

1 July 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Have you read Don Winslow's remarkable open letter about the drug war? If so, then you've got some sense of the simmering anger that runs through his new novel, The Cartel, which is one of the most impressive books I've read this year. Dense, sweeping, and scathing in terms of pointing at all the systemic failures that keep a horrifying mechanism in place, The Cartel is worth your time, and it's worth a serious conversation, which is exactly what I had with him about a week before the book hit the shelves. He dialed me directly. I was at home, and as I hit record on the conversation, he was already mid-explanation about how long he's been working on telling this particular story, which arrives just as this conversation seems to be heating up onscreen (the documentary "Cartel Land") and in real life. Don Winslow:  … when I started »

- Drew McWeeny

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‘The Cartel,’ ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ Show Futility of War on Drugs

28 June 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

More than a decade after Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic” took on U.S. drug policy, popular culture is once again turning a jaundiced eye toward the government’s failed efforts to stanch the flow of narcotics.

On the bigscreen, the documentary “Cartel Land” and the thriller “Escobar: Paradise Lost” present parallel stories of vigilantism and criminality, all of it fueled by America’s insatiable appetite for marajuana, cocaine, heroin and other illicit pleasures.

In book stores, Don Winslow, the crack novelist behind “Savages,” is criss-crossing the porous border between Mexico and the U.S. to examine the intractable standoff between cops and drug barons in “The Cartel.” The picture that emerges in each of these works is of rampant lawlessness, shocking violence and dysfunctional policies that have done nothing to reduce illegal drug consumption.

“The war on drugs is a disaster,” Winslow told Variety. “For 45 years we’ve been doing »

- Brent Lang

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Don Winslow To Congress: Stop Fighting The Unwinnable War On Drugs

28 June 2015 11:02 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Best-selling author and longtime chronicler of the U.S. war on drugs Don Winslow took out a full page ad in today’s Washington Post urging Congress to end that “unwinnable” war and begin legalization. Winslow’s open letter begins: “The only way to win the war on drugs is to stop fighting.” Winslow’s latest critically acclaimed book The Cartel was published last week as the so-called war on drugs enters its 45th year. The Cartel is the follow-up to his 2005 novel, The Power… »

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Don Winslow To Congress: Stop Fighting The Unwinnable War On Drugs

28 June 2015 11:02 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Best-selling author and longtime chronicler of the U.S. war on drugs Don Winslow took out a full page ad in today’s Washington Post urging Congress to end that “unwinnable” war and begin legalization. Winslow’s open letter begins: “The only way to win the war on drugs is to stop fighting.” Winslow’s latest critically acclaimed book The Cartel was published last week as the so-called war on drugs enters its 45th year. The Cartel is the follow-up to his 2005 novel, The Power… »

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‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ Review: Benicio Del Toro Shines as Cocaine Kingpin

22 June 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Most drug-war tales play in major keys, the action unfolding between nations and institutions, pitting cartel leadership against police and politicians, lawbreakers against lawmakers. But in “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” director Andrea Di Stefano (making his big-screen directing debut after years of acting in his native Italy and abroad) shuns the approach of films like Steven Soderbergh‘s “Traffic” and books like Don Winslow’s “The Power of the Dog” to tell a story where the drug war isn’t international but interpersonal, where the action plays out across patios and around dinner tables, not over borders or in the corridors of power. »

- James Rocchi

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Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' Alive at Sony with 'Dragon Tatoo' Scribe Eyed to Direct

2 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

After Ron Howard flirted with the idea of directing the adaptation of Stephen King's fantasy series "The Dark Tower" at both Warner Bros. and Universal with the goal being three movies released alongside an interconnected television series, the project fell apart and has now landed in the lap of Sony. Now it appears they've finally settled on a helmer to direct the first film in the series, which will apparently still include a completementary TV series. According to Deadline, Nikolaj Arcel will direct The Dark Tower for Sony, telling the first part of the story following the path of the last gunslinger, Roland Deschain of Gilead, and his search for titular Dark Tower. Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner co-wrote the current draft of the screenplay, which begins with the first book in King's seven book series, "The Gunslinger" telling of the first meeting of Roland and his protege Jake Chambers. »

- Brad Brevet

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Nikolaj Arcel To Helm "The Dark Tower"

2 June 2015 6:22 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Nikolaj Arcel, who helmed "A Royal Affair" and co-scripted the Swedish film version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," is reportedly the top choice to direct the film adaptation of Stephen King's fantasy novel series "The Dark Tower".

Talks will begin shortly for a deal that will see Arcel rewrite and direct the film which has been setup at Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital. The project is the first in a proposed series of movies, while a complementary TV series is also being developed by Mrc.

Brian Grazer, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins remain onboard as producers alongside King. The project has stopped and started again numerous times over the past five or so years as it shifted from one studio to another.

Sony came onboard in April when both Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner had reportedly re-conceived and come up with a much leaner »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Power Of The Dog’ Author Don Winslow Firms Sequel Book And Movie Plans

1 April 2015 5:24 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Alfred A. Knopf has firmed plans for a June 23 publication date for The Cartel, the title author Don Winslow has chosen for the sequel novel to his seminal 2005 drug war epic The Power Of The Dog. The sequel novel is the first one edited by Sonny Mehta since he won back Winslow from S&S; it was Mehta who edited The Power Of The Dog and The Winter Of Frankie Machine. Winslow has had some of his novels adapted into movies — the Oliver Stone-directed Savages  the… »

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‘Birdman’ And ‘Fury’ Producer John Lesher Joining Lbi Entertainment

7 January 2015 6:36 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: John Lesher, freshly nominated for the PGA Award for Birdman, is joining Lbi Entertainment, the management/production company founded by Rick Yorn, Ian Montone and Dave Baram, with Julie Yorn running the production business.

The details and structure still are being worked out, but I’ve confirmed that Lesher is joining forces with a team he has a long relationship with. They will collaborate on future projects, as the next step in his career. “Taking on this next chapter working with Rick and Julie is a dream come true,” said Lesher in confirming the move. “We do different things and we complement each other, and together this will be exciting.”

Lesher, once a top-tier agent of directing talent at UTA and Endeavor before he ran Paramount Classics and then Paramount Pictures, has fast become a taste-making producer through his Le Grisbi Productions shingle. The most recent success is Birdman, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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