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Captain America's Anthony Mackie to star in comedy Make a Wish

21 December 2014 1:43 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Anthony Mackie will star in upcoming comedy Make a Wish.

The Captain America: Winter Soldier actor will play an American football star named Butchie Jones in the project, reports Deadline.

Butchie is sent to try and grant the wish of a dying 14-year-old boy who is a massive fan of the sportsman.

Problems soon arise when Butchie finds out that the boy doesn't want help with his footballing skills, but wants to learn how to pick up girls instead.

Dear White People director Justin Simien will shoot the film, while Zach Frankel is behind the script.

Mackie has previously appeared in Pain & Gain, The Hurt Locker and Gangster Squad. »

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The Week in Spandex – Spider-Man, Civil War, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Wolverine and more

20 December 2014 2:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Gotham, The Flash, Constantine, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis and more…

Well, here we are, the final Week in Spandex before Christmas (Happy Holidays to all, by the way!), and despite taking a sinister turn with terror threats against moviegoers, the hack into Sony has delivered an early Christmas present to Marvel fans by giving us hope that Spider-Man may one day line up alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and company as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After leaked emails from a couple of weeks ago revealed Marvel’s approach for the »

- Gary Collinson

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Casting: Mackie, Thompson, Stuhlbarg, Sinclair

19 December 2014 8:16 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Make a Wish

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" star Anthony Mackie and "Dear White People" director Justin Simien are attached to direct "Make A Wish," a comedy based on the Black List script by Zach Frenkel.

Mackie will play Butchie Jones, a football star who wants to grant the final wish of a dying fourteen-year-old who adores the gridironer. It’s not an easy wish, though; the kid wants the football star to help him score with a girl before he dies. [Source: Deadline]

Creed

Tessa Thompson ("Dear White People," "Selma") has scored the female lead role in MGM's "Rocky" spinoff "Creed". Details of her role in the Ryan Coogler-directed project are unknown.

Thompson will star alongside Michael B. Jordan as the grandson of Apollo Creed, a kid raised in the lap of luxury, who has a natural instinct for boxing and pursues a career in the sweet science, against his family's wishes. »

- Garth Franklin

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Anthony Mackie & 'Dear White People' Director Will 'Make a Wish'

19 December 2014 7:48 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After making his feature directorial debut with the poignant and hilarious satire Dear White People this year, director Justin Simien is ready to head into more broad comedy. Deadline reports Paramount Pictures has picked up the 2013 Black Listed comedy script Make a Wish from first-time writer Zach Frenkel with Simien attached to direct. In addition, Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie will star in the film as Butchie Jones, a football star who wants to grant the final wish of a dying 14-year-old who adores the athlete. However, his dying wish isn't just to meet the football player. Read on! The real wish from the teenager is that he wants the football player to help him get laid before he dies. That certainly sounds like it could be full of inappropriate but hilarious humor, but maybe even have some heart as well. Mackie has proven to be a »

- Ethan Anderton

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Anthony Mackie Will Make A Wish

19 December 2014 7:47 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Anyone who has seen Anthony Mackie in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, or indeed most of his movies, knows he can bring the funny when called upon, even in the middle of intense scenes. He’s set to keep the laughter coming with a new film called Make A Wish.Dear White People director Justin Simien will shoot the film for Paramount, working from Zach Frankel’s script. Make A Wish finds Mackie as American football star Butchie Jones who is contacted by the titular foundation that helps dying kids realise their fondest desires.When he learns that there’s a 14-year-old who idolises him, Butchie is quick to offer to help grant the boy’s request. There’s just one tiny wrinkle – the young man wants to learn how to score. And not at football... Hopefully hilarity will ensure from this point, and we have faith in Mackie.The »

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Up Next for Justin Simien ('Dear White People') - Comedy 'Make a Wish' Starring Anthony Mackie

18 December 2014 3:15 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

As the saying goes, bada bing, bada boom! I come bearing good news... Fresh off the success of his feature film debut, "Dear White People," Justin Simien is attached to direct Anthony Mackie in a Paramount Pictures acquisition of a 2013 Black List comedy script titled "Make A Wish," penned by newbie Zach Frankel. Per Deadline, Mackie will star in "Make a Wish," playing a character named Butchie Jones, a star football player intent on granting the final wish of a dying 14-year-old fan. However, the task proves more challenging than expected when Butchie finds out that the kid's wish is to lose his virginity before he dies.  This »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Anthony Mackie Takes the Lead in 'Make a Wish'

18 December 2014 1:46 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie is joining forces with Dear White People director Justin Simien for the upcoming comedy Make A Wish. Paramount Pictures has acquired the script by first-time writer Zach Frenkel, which made the 2013 Black List. Anthony Mackie is also attached to executive produce, alongside Jason Newman and Jason Weinberg.

The story centers on pro football player Butchie Jones (Anthony Mackie), who grants the final wish of a young 14-year-old who worships the athlete. The wish proves to be quite difficult, since the youngster's last request is to lose his virginity. The young boy has yet to be cast at this time, and it isn't known when production will get under way. Robert Teitel (Faster) is producing alongside Jason Spire.

Anthony Mackie will next be seen in Black or White, Our Brand Is Crisis, Triple Nine and the Untitled Christmas Eve Project, which also stars Seth Rogen, »

- MovieWeb

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Paramount Acquires Spec From Anthony Mackie and Justin Simien

18 December 2014 12:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures has acquired the spec “Make a Wish” with Anthony Mackie attached to star and “Dear White People” director Justin Simien on board to direct.

The spec was written by Zach Frankel and was selected for the 2014 Black List that was announced earlier this week.

The spec tells the story of a 14-year-old football fanatic, dying of cancer, who wishes to meet with his favorite football star, Butchie Jones (Mackie), only to then coerce his idol into helping him “score” before his time runs out.

Jason Spire and Bob Teitel are producing.

Mackie has a busy 2015 ahead of him with “Our Brand Is Crisis,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Triple Nine” and the untitled Christmas movie all bowing next year. He is repped by UTA and Inspire Entertainment.

Simien is repped by Wme and Oasis Media Group. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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- Justin Kroll

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Anthony Mackie, Helmer Justin Simien ‘Make A Wish’ At Paramount

18 December 2014 12:11 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Paramount Pictures has acquired a spec package with Captain America star Anthony Mackie, Dear White People helmer Justin Simien and the 2013 Black List comedy script Make A Wish at its center. The studio has acquired the script by first-timer Zach Frankel as a star vehicle for Mackie, directed by Simien, whose Sundance prize-winning film got Independent Spirit and Gotham Award nominations for Best Director. Robert Teitel and Jason Spire will produce it and Mackie will be executive producer along with Jason Newman and Jason Weinberg.

Mackie will play Butchie Jones, a football star who wants to grant the final wish of a dying 14-year-old who adores the gridironer. It’s not an easy wish, though; the kid wants the football star to help him score before he died. And I don’t mean carry the pigskin into the end zone. Mackie certainly has worked his way to the top »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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'Serial' Finale Is Here, and We're Dream Casting If the Podcast Were a Movie!

18 December 2014 1:15 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Now that the wildly popular podcast Serial has come to a close, we're ready to watch the murder mystery unfold on the big screen -- and we know just who would play Jay, Sarah Koenig, Adnan Syed, Hae Min Lee and of course, Mr. S.

Photos: The 10 Biggest Breakout Stars of 2014

If you're unfamiliar with the true crime podcast that draws over 1 million listeners per week and is put on by the This American Life producers, Serial reexamines the 1999 murder of an 18-year-old Baltimore high school senior named Hae Min Lee.

Not long before Lee went missing, she had broken up with her boyfriend, then-17-year-old Adnan Syed, an honors student of the Muslim faith who was later tried and convicted for killing her. Adnan is now 33 and serving a life sentence for Hae's murder, but insists in a series of telephone interviews with producer Sarah Koenig that he's innocent.

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Concept art for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy released

16 December 2014 9:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rodney Fuentebella, senior concept illustrator for Marvel Studios has unveiled some unused concept art for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy on his Facebook page.

The Captain America: The Winter Soldier concept art shows off alternate designs for Sam Wilson/Falcon’s (Anthony Mackie) costume, as well as several alternate designs for The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), while the Guardians of the Galaxy concept art shows us an alternate design for Michael Rooker’s Yondu and alternate designs for the film’s locations which include The Kyln and Xandar. Check them out here…

Both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy are out now on Blu-ray and DVD.

The post Concept art for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy released appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Thomas Roach

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Winter Soldier Designs - Captain America 2 & Guardians Of The Galaxy Concept Art

13 December 2014 7:54 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In the past, we have featured artwork that conceptual artist Rodney Fuentebella has created for Marvel's Iron Man 3 and The Avengers, but today we are showcasing his most recent work for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy and the Russo brothers' Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The Captain America 2 concept art includes alternate costume designs for The Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and The Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). While the Guardians of the Galaxy concept art consists of a Yondu (Michael Rooker) character design and art of key sequences in the film involving  Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Klyn, the space prison. After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I. »

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Winter Soldier Designs - Captain America 2 & Guardians Of The Galaxy Concept Art

13 December 2014 7:54 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In the past, we have featured artwork that conceptual artist Rodney Fuentebella has created for Marvel's Iron Man 3 and The Avengers, but today we are showcasing his most recent work for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy and the Russo brothers' Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The Captain America 2 concept art includes alternate costume designs for The Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and The Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). While the Guardians of the Galaxy concept art consists of a Yondu (Michael Rooker) character design and art of key sequences in the film involving  Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Klyn, the space prison. After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I. »

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New Voices in Black Cinema Festival Call for Fiction & Non-Fiction Short & Feature FIlm Submissions

8 December 2014 6:24 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The ActNow Foundation, Inc. is now accepting feature and short film submissions for the 5th installment of Brooklyn's premier black film festival and showcase New Voices in Black Cinema. The Festival will take place March 26-29, 2015 in partnership with BAMcinématek. The festival, in the recent past, has screened acclaimed independent films to sold out audiences, including Tommy Oliver's "1982" (starring Hill Harper and Wayne Brady), Tanya Hamiton's "Night Catches Us" years back (starring Kerry Washington & Anthony Mackie) , Ava DuVernay's fictional feature film debut "I Will Follow," and many more, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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First trailer for Black or White starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer

4 December 2014 1:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Relativity Media has released the first trailer for Mike Binders Black or White starring Kevin Costner (Man of Steel) and Octavia Spencer (Snowpiercer), and we have it for you below after the official synopsis…

Black Or White is the story of a grandfather (Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal grandmother (Academy Award® nominee Octavia Spencer) seeks custody, a legal battle ensues that forces the families to confront their true feelings on race, forgiveness and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.

Set for release in the States on January 30th, Black or White features a cast that also includes Jillian Estell (So This Is Christmas), Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: Kevin Costner And Octavia Spencer Tackle Race Relations In Trailer For 'Black Or White'

3 December 2014 12:01 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With the Micheal Brown shooting in August and the subsequent and ongoing protests still fresh, the issue of race relations in America has been back in the conversation in a big way. Bu don't worry! Hollywood is here to fix everything with "Black Or White." Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer lead this facile drama about a cranky, alcoholic, rich white lawyer who is suddenly left to care for his black granddaughter. But trouble arrives when the young girl's middle class paternal grandmother fights for custody. And so begins a rather insipid look at complex themes of class and race, an experience we summed up in our review as "woefully misguided...painfully quaint and obtuse about contemporary issues." Co-starring Jennifer Ehle, André Holland, Gillian Jacobs and Anthony Mackie, "Black Or White" kicks off a one-week Oscar qualifying run today (Lol) before opening in wide release on January 30th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Trailer Hits for 'Black or White' Starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer

3 December 2014 9:32 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Relativity Media has released the trailer for "Black or White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell, Bill Burr, Jennifer Ehle, André Holland, Gillian Jacobs and Anthony Mackie.

The film is directed and written by Mike Binder.

"Black or White" is the story of a grandfather (Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal grandmother (Academy Award® nominee Octavia Spencer) seeks custody, a legal battle ensues that forces the families to confront their true feelings on race, forgiveness and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.

Have a look at the trailer below.

"Black or White" is opening for a one-week qualifying run in La on Wednesday, December 3rd, and in theaters everywhere on January 30th, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Black or White | Review

3 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Black to Basics: Binder’s Safely Bland Racial Message Movie

The latest film from actor/director/screenwriter Mike Binder, Black or White presents us with the possibility of truthfully representing the severe racial issues still plaguing our apathetic culture, inclined towards the sanitization of such topics in order to adhere to the restrictive umbrella of the politically correct. Unfortunately, Binder drops the ball, opting for a safe portrayal declawed of volatility because it presents us with a dichotomy told entirely through the lens of privileged perspective, when it could have been much more powerful in reverse or even with a hedged juxtaposition. Several well-meaning and even genuinely moving performances save the title from complete dismissal, but Binder’s film aims to assuage middle-class white American guilt rather than expose a lack of acknowledgment concerning the difference of others. Worse, he doesn’t bother to provide equal agency for both ‘sides. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Kevin Costner is a Single Grandfather in First 'Black or White' Trailer

3 December 2014 8:19 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You gotta be mad at me like you mean it." Kevin Costner hasn't exactly had the best luck with his choices in films lately. Three Days to Kill wasn't really a winner, Draft Day came and went without any buzz, and now there's Black and White. In this first trailer, the film seems like your average charming tale of a grandfather forced to take care of his granddaughter alone after her mother and grandmother (his wife) both pass away. But then there's the theme of racial tension that comes into play, and it just seems awkward. Maybe that's the point, but it feels forced and disingenuous. Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie also star in the film, and for some reason stand-up comedian Bill Burr shows up too. Watch it? Here's the first trailer for Mike Binder's Black or White from Relativity Media: Black or White is written and »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Black or White' Trailer with Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer

3 December 2014 7:21 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Relativity Media has released the first trailer for the stirring new drama Black or White from writer and director Mike Binder. Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer team up to tackle some of the race issues facing our country right now. A hot bed issue, this first look is a timely expose on some of the emotions being expressed on the nightly news these past two weeks.

Black or White tells the story of a grandfather (Academy Award winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When the little girl's paternal grandmother (Academy Award nominee Octavia Spencer) seeks custody, a legal battle ensues that forces the families to confront their true feelings on race, forgiveness and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white. »

- MovieWeb

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