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The Voice is not the easiest show to recap for a fella like myself, who’s as cozy with snark and bitchery as a Kardashian is with secretly texting her exact whereabouts to the paparazzi. So on what am I supposed to hang my hat now that Season 5 is down to eight vocalists with enough combined talent to fill up an entire major label roster?
Oh sure, I can always find humor in Carson Daly’s attempts to position himself as Coach No. 5 — how I wish I could’ve been in the Sprint Skybox and shouted “Objection! Leading the witness! »
- Michael Slezak
Emmett/Furla/Oasis backed away last month from financing “Everest.”
The action-adventure drama will recap the 1996 multi-expedition assault on Everest that left eight climbers dead.
Kormakur was scouting for locations in the Dolomites this summer with Dave Breashears, who has climbed Everest five times and co-directed, lensed and produced Imax movie “Everest — shot during the 1996 tragedy. Jon Krakauer’s bestseller “Into Thin Air »
- Dave McNary
After much speculation as to who would take on the responsibility of portraying the storied comedian, Film 360 announced Monday that Emile Hirsch, 28, has signed on to play John Belushi in director Steve Conrad’s still-untitled biopic.
The long-gestating biopic only recently regained traction when Conrad, who wrote The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, and Ben Stiller’s upcoming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, signed on to both write and direct. The Hangover’s Todd Phillips was originally slated to direct. Reports surfaced last week that he’d held meetings with Hirsch and Workaholics lead Adam DeVine about taking on the role. »
- Lindsey Bahr
There are currently two Everest pictures in Hollywood that are looking to get off the ground: Director Doug Liman's Everest, a period picture that centers on British mountaineer George Mallory and his ill-fated third attempt to conquer the mountain in 1924 at the age of 37. Tom Hardy was previously attached to play Mallory, but plans to start production in March didn't mesh with Hardy's schedule. Sony is eyeing Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) and a number of other actors. Director Baltasar Kormakur's Everest, set up at Universal, tells the disastrous tale of a 1996 expedition to climb the title mountain that ended in the death of eight climbers after a storm hit. Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke are attached. Hit the jump for more. Deadline attempts to sort out the two Everest films. Liman's aims to make a heroic picture to celebrate British celebrity, Mallory. Cumberbatch »
- Dave Trumbore
Locarno — Baltasar Kormakur, whose U.S. chart-topper “2 Guns” opens Switzerland’s Locarno Festival on Wednesday, is set to climb his own “Everest.”
Produced by the U.K.’s Working Title, and skedded to roll late October/early November, the action-adventure drama of a disastrous 1996 multi-expedition assault on Everest that left eight climbers dead, is now in “soft prep,” Kormakur said on the eve of Locarno.
“Everest” will mark Kormakur’s follow-up to the Universal-u.S.-distribbed “2 Guns,” starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, which ranked No. 1 at the U.S. box office Aug.2-4, with a three-day $27.1 million.
Kormakur’s prior movie, “Contraband,” also topped the U.S. B.O., a rare back-to-back achievement for a Europe-based director.
For a top-ranking movie, “2 Guns’” gross is hardly exceptional. What is eye-catching for that trwal, »
- John Hopewell
Dustin Lance Black, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter for "Milk," is set to write a semi-autobiographical eight hour miniseries for ABC, about his background in gay rights activism, and his Mormon upbringing.
Details on the miniseries are scarce, but according to The Hollywood Reporter it is currently in development at ABC Studios, and will be told from Black's perspective about his life growing up gay in a Mormon household to becoming a leader in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Lgbt) rights movement.
This will actually be a return to the small screen for Black, who began his writing career on the HBO series "Big Love," which also dealt with Mormon life. In addition to writing feature films like "Milk," and "J. Edgar," (and making his directorial debut with "Virginia" starring Jennifer Connelly), Black also wrote the play "8" about the Prop 8 trial in California, which starred such celebrities as Brad Pitt, »
- The Huffington Post
Jake Gyllenhaal has left the woods ... for a trip to the mountains?
The actor, who was signed on to play a prince in the Disney musical "Into the Woods," a role that would have reunited him with "End of Watch" co-star Anna Kendrick, has dropped out, reports TheWrap, with Deadline revealing that he's potentially making room for "Everest," a movie about the deadly 1996 climbing season detailed in Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air."
Gyllenhaal would take on the role of late Mountain Madness guide Scott Fischer.
Also in talks to star in "Everest" are Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, and Jason Clarke; Brolin would play Dr. Beck Weathers, Hawkes would play a Seattle climber, and Clarke would play New Zealand-based guide Rob Hall. Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur ("The Deep," "Contraband") is set to direct the film, which was originally supposed to feature Christian Bale as Hall.
If "Everest" becomes a reality for Gyllenhaal, »
- Laura Larson
Iceland's Baltasar Kormákur (The Deep, Contraband) will direct for production company Working Title. Everest is based on real-life events that took place in 1996 when a freak storm hit the world's tallest mountain, leaving eight climbers dead. The story was made famous by Jon Krakauer in the book Into Thin Air, which described how he survived to tell the tale. Kormákur's take follows two separate expedition groups whose lives come under threat.
- Ben Child
Casting for Baltasar Kormakur’s adventure thriller Everest has been given a boost today with the rumours that Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, Josh Brolin and Jason Clarke are all in talks to star in the project. Christian Bale has previously been rumoured to be on board and if these actors all confirm that is going to make one heck of an expedition team.
Jason Clarke has been in demand since his break out role in Zero Dark Thirty; just last week it was announced he was set to join the Ridley Scott co-produced Child 44. He also has Abraham Lincoln biopic The Green Blade Rises due to hit screens later this year and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes currently in production. Gyllenhaal will be a predominant feature of the September/October box offices with two films due out; Enemy and Prisoners, both of which pair him with director Dennis Villeneuve. »
- Victoria Bull
The story is based on the disastrous 1996 incident in which three different expeditions climbing Mount Everest were hit by a sudden blinding storm.
Universal Pictures and Emmett/Furla Films are in discussions to co-finance the project, and shooting aims to begin in November.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Jake Gyllenhaal was going to sing alongside Chris Pine, Meryl Streep, and Johnny Depp in Disney's Into the Woods, but now the dream is dead. Instead, he's in talks for Everest, as are Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, and Jason Clarke — all established beard-growers. Based on a 1996 storm that ravaged three different Everest expeditions — including the one Jon Krakauer wrote about for Into Thin Air — the film will come from Iceland's Baltasar Kormákur (The Deep). Gyllenhaal's Woods exit also came as Nightcrawler, a thriller from Bourne writer Dan Gilroy, got the green light. »
- Zach Dionne
2 Guns director Baltasar Kormakur is reportedly eyeing an all-star cast for his upcoming drama Everest.
The film is inspired by the 1996 Mount Everest expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers.
Kormakur is currently looking to begin production on the film in November.
"We have a great cast that hasn't been announced yet..." promised director Baltasar Kormakur of his upcoming Everest movie when Empire had cause to speak to him recently. Well, the cat seems to be out of the bag, with reports this morning that Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes and Jason Clarke are all in talks to don climbing gear and head for Nepal.The film has been in development for some time, with Christian Bale at one time casually attached. "We don't have him anymore; he went to do Moses (Ridley Scott's Exodus) instead, which sucked," Kormakur told us. But Bale's departure led to a rethink which might ultimately affect Everest for the better. "I decided to go for a more ensemble version of the story," says the director. Hence, presumably, the current news.That story is of the 1996 events, made famous by Jon Krakauer's book Into Thin Air »
Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, and Jason Clarke are all in talks to star in Everest for Working Title Films. Universal Pictures and Emmett/Furla Films are in talks to co-finance the project.
The story is based on a 1996 expedition to Mount Everest where three different expeditions were hit by a sudden storm, claiming the lives of eight climbers. Part of the story was already told in the 2007 film Into the Wild, based on the book by Jon Krakauer, one of the lucky few who managed to make it back alive. No details were given for any of the actors' characters. We reported in February that Christian Bale was in talks to star, but it isn't known if he is still involved in the project.
Director Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband, The Deep) may have rounded up a group of doomed mountaineers. According to Deadline, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Jason Clarke are in talks to star in Everest. The film is based on the disastrous 1996 expedition that left eight climbers dead, and was chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s excellent non-fiction novel, Into Thin Air. This adaptation will reportedly be “be sourced from various books and interviews with survivors.” One of the fascinating aspects of the climb is that it claimed both novice and experienced climbers, and I’m curious to find out if the actors are playing real people or amalgams. Earlier this year, we reported that Christian Bale was going to play the lead role, but Deadline makes no mention of him, so presumably he’s out. The production is eyeing a November start date. It’s also worth noting that there’s »
- Matt Goldberg
Exclusive: Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke are in discussions to star in Everest, a mountain climbing disaster film that The Deep helmer Baltasar Kormakur will direct. He’s the one that’s putting the cast together and is aiming for a November shooting start. Universal Pictures and Emmett/Furla Films are in discussions to co-finance the project. Kormakur already has worked with Universal and Emmett/Furla: He directed 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg that Uni releases August 2. Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce Everest, based on the 1996 disastrous expedition to scale Mount Everest. Three different expeditions were hit by a sudden blinding storm and by the time it was all over, eight climbers died. The tale was first made famous by Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, his first-person account of being among the lucky ones to make it back down the mountain. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Bale is linked to the upcoming film from Universal Studios which focuses on the fatal 1996 expedition to climb Mount Everest through a devastating storm. The trek resulted in the deaths of eight members of the team on 11 May of that year. Little else is known about the project, including whether or not director Baltasar Kormakur could potentially use author Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air” as the source material for the film.
Rumour has it that Sony is working on its own Everest tale, albeit with a plot centred around British climber George Mallory who attempted, on multiple occasions, to be the first man to reach the top of Everest back in the 1920s. There is some speculation that Sony is »
- Laura Grande
Everest: Christian Bale is in talks to star in Everest, to be directed by Baltasar Kormakur (The Deep, Contraband). The film tells the real-life story of the 1996 mountain-climbing disaster on Mount Everest that was also the basis for Jon Krakauer’s excellent, best-selling book Into Thin Air, and should not be confused with another upcoming movie titled Everest, which follows a 1920s expedition. The latter has Doug Liman set to direct with Tom Hardy to star. Kormakur says he wants to film on Mount Everest as much as possible. [Deadline / Filmmaker Magazine] The Ends of the Earth: Jennifer Lawrence will be teaming up with director David O. Russell for the third time in the upcoming drama The Ends of the Earth. It’s described as a “fact-based love story about a...
- Peter Martin
Everest: Christian Bale is in talks to star in Everest, to be directed by Baltasar Kormakur (The Deep, Contraband). The film tells the real-life story of the 1996 mountain climbing disaster on Mount Everest that was also the basis for Jon Krakauer’s excellent, best-selling book Into Thin Air, and should not be confused with another upcoming movie titled Everest, which follows a 1920s expedition. The latter has Doug Liman set to direct with Tom Hardy to star. Kormakur says he wants to film on Mount Everest as much as possible. [Deadline / Filmmaker Magazine] The Ends of the Earth: Jennifer Lawrence will be teaming up with director David O. Russell for the third time in the upcoming drama The Ends of the Earth. It’s described as a “fact-based love story about a...
- Peter Martin
No, Gotham’s adversaries aren’t planning a battle atop the world’s highest mountain in an epic and snowy Batman franchise reboot. Instead Batman and Bane will race to the top of Everest in opposing tales of mountaineering.
Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale and Tom Hardy are both in early talks to star in two very different movies about reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. Bale, who already has several post-Dark Knight Rises films in the works with directors Terrence Malick and David O. Russell, is rumoured to be interested in taking on Everest’s summit in a retelling of the tragic 1996 expedition. Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur (The Deep, 101 Reykajvik, Contraband) is in talks to direct the film which is still in the development stages.
- Rachel West
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