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Based on the book by Dennis Lehane, Live By Night sees Affleck starring as Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain (Gleeson), who sets out to make his mark on the world of organized crime.
- Gary Collinson
The newest big screen “golden age of Hollywood” biography represents something of a 2015 trilogy, a hat trick, if you will. It doesn’t focus on the illustrious career of a celebrated actor or actress, but there are some stars involved and in support. No, this is the story of a legendary screenwriter, yes an idea man. The man in question is one Dalton Trumbo, a fellow nearly as theatrical as the thespians reciting his words. Beyond his work, he was perhaps best known as the most famous of the “Hollywood Ten” during the Communist “witch hunts” of the 1950’s. So the “cold war” is the backdrop for this bio, much as it was for Bridge Of Spies, the true life drama, and that frothy spy send-up, The Man From Uncle, both released earlier this year. It’s odd that this is the last film to arrive in theatres, though its events precede the other two. »
- Jim Batts
Written by John McNamara
Directed by Jay Roach
There is much to admire in Trumbo. The new biographical drama about the blacklisted “Hollywood Ten” has the assured direction of Jay Roach, a typically-brilliant performance from Bryan Cranston, and avoids the self-congratulatory smugness that plagues most films about persecuted liberals. It’s bizarre, then, that Trumbo never quite sparks to life. The lack of sanctimony oddly undermines the story’s rabblerousing energy, reducing this wannabe emotional powerhouse to a slick history lesson. Still, it’s a history lesson worth learning, and Cranston is a far more entertaining teacher than anyone you’ll find on campus.
When American screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Cranston) refused to testify before Congress about his involvement with the Communist Party, he effectively pulled the plug on his Hollywood career back in 1947. Trumbo, along with his 9 co-defendants (known as the Hollywood Ten), are convicted of contempt, sent to prison, »
- J.R. Kinnard
Having been placed on the back burner while Ben Affleck, now donning the cape and cowl for Warner Bros., attended to matters in the DC expanded universe, the actor-cum-director’s adaptation of Live By Night is firmly back in the limelight once more. Having drafted in the likes of Scott Eastwood and Chris Messina of The Mindy Project fame in recent times, the Prohibition-era drama has now welcomed Brendan Gleeson aboard its star-studded cast.
Fresh from his role in Suffragette, word of Gleeson’s addition was first reported by Deadline, with the outlet confirming that the actor will portray the role of Affleck’s father. Adapted from Dennis Lehane’s acclaimed novel of the same name, the story of Live By Night orbits around Joe Coughlin (Affleck), the son of a respected police captain who flies in the face of his family name when he descends into a world of organized crime. »
- Michael Briers
A couple of great actors have been added to the cast of Live By Night, the upcoming big screen take on the Dennis Lehane novel of the same name from Ben Affleck. Deadline and The Wrap are reporting (respectively) that Brendan Gleeson and Anthony Michael Hall have been cast in the adaptation, joining Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper, Scott Eastwood, Sienna Miller, Elle Fanning, Chris Messina and Max Casella.... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Anthony Michael Hall has joined the cast of Ben Affleck‘s “Live By Night.” Hall will play a Southern bootlegger who tangles with Affleck’s Joe Coughlin, the son of a prominent police captain who enters a world of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Florida and Havana, Cuba. The Warner Bros. release is an adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s novel of the same name. The studio previously recruited Hall for Christopher Nolan‘s “The Dark Knight.” He also recently appeared in Bennett Miller‘s “Foxcatcher.” Also Read: Scott Eastwood to Play Ben Affleck's Brother in WB's »
- Jeff Sneider
Exclusive: Brendan Gleeson has joined Live By Night, the adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel that Ben Affleck scripted and is directing in Los Angeles for Warner Bros. Gleeson, who was just nominated for the British Independent Film Awards for his work in Suffragette, joins Affleck, Scott Eastwood, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller, Elle Fanning and Chris Cooper. Gleeson will play the father of Affleck and Eastwood’s characters in the Prohibition era drama. Gleeson recently… »
When we first heard about Disney's plans to make a live-action Beauty and the Beast, we immediately thought Emma Watson would be perfect for the part. And what do you know, Disney listened! That got us thinking: what else can we predict? We've already seen Lily James in the live-action Cinderella, and Elle Fanning as Aurora in Maleficent, but even so, we still can't help but dream up our own casting. Keep scrolling to see who we'd pick for all the other Disney princesses. »
- Ryan Roschke
"You're living up to people's sense of sacrifice and the nobility of their cause and injustice that they went through," says actress Diane Lane about her true-life role in the new film "Trumbo." She plays Cleo Trumbo, the devoted wife of Dalton Trumbo, one of the top screenwriters in the 1940s who refused to testify when called before the House Un-American Activities Committee about communists in the film industry. In our recent interview (watch below or click here), Lane adds that the family "was being punished, vilified, criminalized for their American right to have political beliefs that were out of the mainstream. The diversity that democracy is supposed to afford us is to be able to disagree." -Break- Related: Watch our chat with Bryan Cranston ('Trumbo') Emmy and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston plays the blacklisted screenwriter in the film direced by Jay Roach. Elle Fanning, who takes on t. »
Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Max Casella and Chris Cooper also star. Affleck directs and is also producing alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Todd and Jennifer Davisson Killoran.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Live By Night, the Ben Affleck-directed thriller in development over at Warner Bros., has struggled to get going in earnest no thanks to a number of scheduling compromises at the studio and within the core cast. Part and parcel of this prolonged production can be traced to Affleck’s involvement in the DC Expanded Universe, with the likes of Suicide Squad and, in particular, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice eating into any and all of the actor’s time.
However, as The Wrap reports, it was his involvement on the former DC project that has welcomed the arrival of Scott Eastwood to play Affleck’s brother in the adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s eponymous novel. Stepping into the world of organized crime, Affleck toplines the drama as Joe Coughlin, the son of a decorated police captain who flies in the face of his family name by venturing into »
- Michael Briers
As curious as we all are to see Ben Affleck's take on the Batman, I may even be more excited for his next directed-film, Live By Night. Adapted from the Dennis Lehane novel of the same name, the story follows the son of a cop, Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck) and his rise to criminal power during the prohibition-era. As of now, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Max Casella and Chris... Read More »
- Sean Wist
After working together on “Suicide Squad,” director Ben Affleck has cast Scott Eastwood as his brother in Warner Bros.’ prohibition-era crime drama “Live By Night,” TheWrap has learned. A representative for Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, “Live By Night” stars Affleck as Joe Coughlin, the son of a prominent police captain, who enters a world of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Florida and Havana, Cuba. Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Max Casella and Chris Cooper will co-star in the film, which Affleck and. »
- Jeff Sneider
Gaumont is rolling off a stellar American Film Market, having closed major pre-sales on Pixar-style toon feature “Ballerina,” period biopic “Monsieur Chocolat” with Omar Sy and Jean Dujardin starrer “Up For Love.”
One of Europe’s most ambitious animated feature projects, “Ballerina,” which marks the first animated feature produced by Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou and Nicolas Duval at Quad Films (“Intouchables,””Heartbreaker”), pre-sold to eOne in the U.K., Videa in Italy, Belga/uDream in Benelux, Idc for Latin America, Monolith in Eastern Europe, Volga in Russia, A Contracorriente in Spain, Ascot Elite in Switzerland, Pan Cinema in South Korea and Odeon in Greece. Sales were inked following a private screening of a 40-minute cut of the film held on the eve of the Afm in Los Angeles.
- Elsa Keslassy
Directed by Jay Roach.
Starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, John Goodman, Louis C.K, Alan Tudyk, David James Elliott, Dean O’Gorman, Christian Berkel, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sean Bridgers, and Helen Mirren.
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Not to steal what director Jay Roach admitted during a special Q&A in Chicago regarding what he wished the tagline for Trumbo was, but what would you do if your ability to work and support loved ones were wrongfully snatched from you due to having a set of political beliefs and principles that don’t line up with the masses? You could stick to your guns and fight the system, risking everything you have honestly earned, or simply sell out those beliefs for easier living.
- Robert Kojder
Sci-fi romance How To Talk To Girls At Parties, starring Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Tony Award-winning Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Nicole Kidman, has begun principal photography in the UK, where it will shoot for six weeks.
The story centres on a shy teenage punk in 1970s London (Sharp) who falls for an alien girl (Fanning) whose race plans a showdown with humans.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Crash Override: Zoe Quinn's timely memoir Crash Override: How to Save the Internet From Itself, is not due to be published until September 2016, but screen rights have already been sold, and Scarlett Johansson (above in Lucy) is said to have 'keen' interest in starring. In her book, game designer Quinn details how she was attacked by an Internet mob and then decided to fight back, sparking the so-called 'Gamergate' controversy. [Deadline] The Neon Demon: A bloody new image from The Neon Demon pictures Elle Fanning as an aspiring model who falls prey to a group of desperate, beauty-obsessed women. The movie, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, has just been acquired by fledgling distributor Amazon Studios, which plans to release it in theaters in the...
- Peter Martin
Amazon acquires Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, plus New Elle Fanning image Amazon Studios has acquired Nicolas Winding Refn’s anticipated The Neon Demon and will release it theatrically stateside next summer. The film has also released a gory new image of star Elle Fanning (Super 8, Maleficent), which you can check out in the gallery below!…
- Max Evry
Among the many biopics swarming Academy voters this year (much like every other year), few will take you as much by surprise as Trumbo. I say this as someone who was very much surprised by how entertaining this look at screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood black list was, despite heavy material that could have turned into one big lecture. With a delightfully good performance by Bryan Cranston in the title role, there’s tons to like here. It opened this past weekend in limited release and might wind up a bit of an Oscar dark horse, provided it’s not swallowed up by some higher profile biopics… The film tells the tale of how writer Dalton Trumbo (Cranston) was targeted by anti Communists and almost had his life ruined. At one time the top scribe in Hollywood, he was sent to prison and black balled from having his screenplays »
- Joey Magidson
Beauty, obsession, and the sinister side of Los Angeles look to inhabit Nicolas Winding Refn's latest film, The Neon Demon, which has been picked up by Amazon Studios, is set for a theatrical release in the summer of 2016, and is teased in a new photo.
“The Neon Demon” is being jointly handled by Gaumont and Wild Bunch, who previously joined forces on Refn’s last film “Only God Forgives,” which competed at Cannes Film Festival in 2013. Gaumont and Wild Bunch co-financed and will co-distribute “The Neon Demon.”
“The Neon Demon” centers on an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles where her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will go to any lengths to get what she has. »
- Derek Anderson
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