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Common, Mykelti Williamson Join Michelle Monaghan’s Drama ‘Saint Judy’

17 May 2017 11:13 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Common, Mykelti Williamson, and Leem Lubany have joined the cast of Michelle Monaghan’s independent drama “Saint Judy,” which has started shooting in Los Angeles.

Previously announced cast members include Alfred Molina, Alfre Woodard, Gabriel Bateman, Ben Schnetzer, Waleed Zuaiter, Kevin Chapman, Aimee Garcia, and Peter Krause.

Cannonball Productions is producing “Saint Judy,” which centers on the story of Judy Wood, a single mother in her mid-30’s who began work in immigration law and represented an Afghani immigrant who had been persecuted for opening up a school for girls in her home country. By winning the case, Wood single-handedly changed the law of asylum nationwide, allowing women to be designated a protected class.

Sean Hanish (“Return to Zero”) is helming the feature. Cannonball principals Paul Jaconi-Biery and Hanish are producing with Kelly Kahl, Molina, Gabriela Lugo, and Jaime Surenkamp as executive producers. Derek Beamer is co-producer.

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Common, Mykelti Williamson, Others Round Out Cast Of Indie Feature ‘Saint Judy’

17 May 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Academy Award-winning musician and actor Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known as the rapper Common, and Fences‘ co-star Mykelti Williamson has signed onto the indie feature film Saint Judy for director/producer Sean Hanish. Others that have not been announced are Leem Lubany (Rock the Kasbah), Ben Schnetzer (Goat), Waleed Zuaiter (London Has Fallen) and Aimee Garcia (Fox's Lucifer). Others already reported to be in the film are Alfred Molina, Michelle Monaghan, Alfre Woodard… »

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Cannes: Common Joins Michelle Monaghan in 'Saint Judy'

17 May 2017 1:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Common has signed on to star in Saint Judy, joining Michelle Monaghan and Alfred Molina.

The biopic is based on the true story of Judy Wood (Monaghan), a single mother who moves to Los Angeles to work in immigration law and brings a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that changed national asylum law for female refugees.

Sean Hanish (Return to Zero) is directing the project, which is currently shooting. Dmitry Portnoy wrote the script.

UTA Independent Film Group is handling U.S. rights for Saint Judy in Cannes.

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- Rebecca Ford

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Peter Krause Joins Cast Of Indie Feature Drama ‘Saint Judy’

16 May 2017 11:13 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Emmy-nominated actor Peter Krause has joined the cast of the indie drama Saint Judy about Judy Wood (Michelle Monaghan), a public defender from New Mexico who moves to La with her 9-year-old son. After being unable to secure a job in the public defender's office, she takes on a job working for an immigration lawyer and embraces the case of a persecuted Afghan teacher and ultimately works to change how the U.S. law is administered. Krause will portray Matthew… »

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'Lights Out' Actor Joins Michelle Monaghan in Indie Biopic 'Saint Judy' (Exclusive)

16 May 2017 8:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Gabriel Bateman, the young actor from James Wan's Lights Out, is joining the Michelle Monaghan indie Saint Judy.

The biopic is based on the true story of Judy Wood (Monaghan), a single mother who moves to Los Angeles to work in immigration law and brings a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that changed national asylum law for female refugees.

Bateman will play Wood's son, Alex, in the feature, which is currently in production.

Sean Hanish will direct the Saint Judy from a script by Dmirty Portnoy. Alfred Molina will also star and is »

- Mia Galuppo

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Kevin Chapman Joins ‘Saint Judy’; ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ Gets Booked

10 May 2017 3:23 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Person of Interest alum Kevin Chapman has been cast in the Sean Hanish-directed biopic Saint Judy about La immigration attorney Judy Wood. Alfred Molina, Michelle Monaghan, and Alfre Woodard co-star the film that surrounds a key immigration case that changed the asylum laws for women entering the country. Chapman will play U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) Assistant Director King. The indie film, which will begin shooting this week, is produced by Hanish and… »

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Michelle Monaghan Says ‘It’s Difficult to Manage’ a Work/Home Balance: ‘I Put My Tail Between My Legs a Lot’

9 May 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For Michelle Monaghan, the secret ingredient to happiness is to be able to laugh about life’s mishaps.

“It is such a nice quality both in children and adults,” The Path star, 41, said about having a sense of humor in an interview for Maisonette.com: a new children’s e-commerce site founded by former Vogue editors Luisana Mendoza and Sylvana Durrett.

Adds Monaghan, who is mom to son Tommy Francis, 3½, and daughter Willow Katherine, 8½, “It can also defuse any situation. If the house is trashed and I can’t deal, I will say, ‘Okay, let’s make Sunday ‘The Great Pajama Day. »

- Jen Juneau

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Alfre Woodard Joins Alfred Molina & Michelle Monaghan In ‘Saint Judy’

8 May 2017 2:48 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Alfre Woodard has joined Alfred Molina and Michelle Monaghan in the indie feature Saint Judy, about a landmark immigration case that changed the way women are treated around the world. Woodard will play Judge Benton, who is crucial to determining the path that a young lawyer (Monaghan) takes when she tries to help an Afghani immigrant woman. The biopic is one of myriad stories surrounding Los Angeles immigration attorney Judy Wood, who argued the case that… »

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Win an Action-Packed Merch Bundle with Sleepless

7 May 2017 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

New edge of your seat action-packed thriller Sleepless, starring Jamie Foxx, Ti and Michelle Monaghan, is now in theatres across the UK and to celebrate its release we are giving away a special merchandise bundle; which includes a special pair of branded glasses, a digital watch, t-shirt, keychain and a ripper wallet. So head below and answer the question for your chance to win this great Sleepless prize pack.. Contest Ends on Friday, May 19, 2017 »

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Sleepless review – a thriller to keep you on your toes

7 May 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A committed performance from Jamie Foxx and taut direction lift this remake of a French thriller above the pack

In this remake of the 2011 French thriller Nuit blanche, Jamie Foxx stars as a Las Vegas cop increasingly embroiled in a mafia-type drugs scandal with just a few hours to sort things out – and save his kidnapped teenage son. Vincent Downs (Foxx) and partner, Sean (rapper Ti), have 25 kilos of cocaine in their possession, wanted by sleazy casino owner Rubino (Dermot Mulroney), in turn wanted by punkish drug dealer Novak (a menacing Scoot McNairy). When Vincent’s Nancy Drew-type colleague, internal affairs officer Bryant (Michelle Monaghan), begins to meddle, Vincent finds himself further compromised.

Most of the action is confined to the sleek interiors of fictional Las Vegas hotel the Luxus; bloody smackdowns occur in settings including a dimly lit casino, a pulsing, neon nightclub and a spa pool, among other toothsome cliches. »

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Sleepless review

5 May 2017 7:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A French thriller gets the remake treatment, starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan. Here's our review of the rather silly Sleepless...

Constructing a decent thriller's like building a house of cards: get it right, and you have something that stands by itself. Make a mistake, and the whole thing collapses in a heap. Sleepless, a remake of a French thriller, Sleepless Night, in turn adapted from a novel by Frederic Jardin, is one of those frustrating genre films that, after half-an-hour or so of decent construction, starts to wobble before your very eyes.

The set-up is this: Jamie Foxx plays a Las Vegas cop, Vincent Downs, who's robbed a huge stash of cocaine as part of an undercover investigation into his own precinct. Determined to get their drugs back, some ruthless gangsters stab Vincent in the gut and kidnap his son as leverage. Meanwhile, Internal Affairs officer Jennifer Bryant (Michelle Monaghan »

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‘Sleepless’ Review

4 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Scoot McNairy, David HarbourDermot Mulroney | Written by Andrea Berloff | Directed by Baran bo Odar

The English-language debut of Swiss director Baran bo Odar delivers nothing of what we want, namely: half-decent action, interesting characters, witty writing, or surprising plot deviations.

Jamie Foxx plays Vegas cop Vincent Downs, whom we first meet in the throes of a violent robbery. He’s stealing a whole bunch of cocaine, which belongs to a casino owner named Rubino (Dermot Mulroney). Problem is, Rubino himself owes it to fearsome gangster Novak (Scoot McNairy), who in turn is in thrall to his megalomaniac father.

After his son is kidnapped by Rubino’s thugs, Downs tries to return the drugs. But he is confounded by Internal Affairs partners Bryant (Michelle Monaghan) and Dennison (David Harbour); suspecting corruption, they step in to disrupt the deal. But in doing so they instigate a sleepless night of fighting, »

- Rupert Harvey

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Sleepless Review

4 May 2017 7:26 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

 

Ah the corrupt cop narrative. A sub-genre with an impressive success rate, so often featuring a flawed antihero in the lead role, as we watch on as those employed to protect us, instead seek to destroy. This paves the way for Baran bo Odar’s unrelenting thriller Sleepless to thrive – and yet here’s a slice of contemporary cinema that adheres too stringently to the tropes of the genre at hand. Fast paced, certainly, but not actually going in any palpable direction.

Jamie Foxx plays the aforementioned cop Vincent Downs, patrolling the streets of Las Vegas, both preventing and committing crimes alongside his partner Sean (T.I.). The pair become unwittingly embroiled in the dark criminal underbelly of the Nevada city, after they steal some drugs – inadvertently doing so from a feared, notorious crime family, resulting in the unhinged Rob Novak (Scoot McNairy) getting mercilessly involved, as well as the affluent, »

- Stefan Pape

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Sleepless review – Jamie Foxx's Vegas-set thriller suffers from sheer silliness

4 May 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Foxx’s starpower doesn’t save this action thriller, remade from 2011’s Nuit Blanche and featuring plenty of stolen cocaine and reflex batterings

Jamie Foxx brings every atom of his star power, attempting to sell us this violent Vegas-set action-thriller – remade from a French film from 2011 called Nuit Blanche – and so does the supporting cast, including Gabrielle Union, Michelle Monaghan, Scoot McNairy and Dermot Mulroney. But the sheer silliness defeated me. Foxx plays Vincent, a cop who steals a load of cocaine belonging to sinister druglord Rubino (Mulroney) who in turn owes this merchandise to the even nastier criminal Novak (McNairy). The bad guys take Vincent’s innocent teenage son hostage to get the drugs back and meanwhile, smart internal affairs officer Bryant (Monaghan) is on his trail.

The action takes place from dusk till dawn, mostly at a Vegas nightclub, hence the title, and there are some outrageously nonsensical plot absurdities, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Movie Review – Sleepless (2017)

3 May 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sleepless, 2017.

Directed by Baran bo Odar.

Starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Scoot McNairy, Dermot Mulroney and David Harbour.

Synopsis:

When a Las Vegas cop is involved in a drugs heist that goes spectacularly wrong, his teenage son is kidnapped by the mobster who owns the merchandise.  Rescuing the boy is a tough call because everything is against him: the police force is riddled with corruption and Internal Affairs are on his tail.  He has just one sleepless night to sort it all out.

Somewhere deep in the bowels of Hollywood is a new talent in town.  He or she is probably in a dark, windowless cellar, beavering away at the latest trend.  Misleading one word movie titles.  Their efforts were on show just a couple of weeks ago, with Unforgettable.  It was anything but.  And now they’re back again, with Sleepless.

This time, all that keeps the audience awake »

- Freda Cooper

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Met Gala 2017: Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky Cuddle Up in Epic Bathroom Selfie Photo

1 May 2017 9:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kylie Jenner promised she’d get a selfie despite Anna Wintour’s “no-selfie rule” — and she did.

Last year, it was Behati Prinsloo who helmed the phone camera for the annual unofficial epic bathroom selfie. But this year, the 19-year-old selfie master and social media queen fittingly took the lead.

It’s quite a group she gathered, too: Her sisters Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner — as well as Kendall’s rumored beau A$AP Rocky — along with Paris JacksonLily Aldridge, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Moonlight‘s Ashton Sanders all crowded into the shot.

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- Karen Mizoguchi

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Val Kilmer Gave Some Amazing Fanboy Answers in His Reddit Ama — Read the Highlights

30 April 2017 10:12 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Actor, artist and noted Cate Blanchett enthusiast Val Kilmer did a Reddit Ama in which he proved, once and for all, stars: they’re just like us. To promote “Cinema Twain,” the feature version of his one-man stage show “Citizen Twain” (get the reference?), Kilmer answered some fan questions and absolutely delivered — mostly because, as it turns out, Val Kilmer is nothing but a huge, endearingly earnest fanboy.

Read More: Val Kilmer Really Likes Cate Blanchett and Doesn’t Care Who Knows It

Here are some of the best answers he gave:

When asked about the experience of working on “Heat,” Kilmer gave just about the greatest response anyone could have hoped for: “Well imagine being able to say, ‘Al and Bob’ for the rest of your life. Not many people can do that. I have seen Bob, giggling like a school girl in a van in the middle of the night, »

- Allison Picurro

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Michelle Monaghan to Play Immigration Attorney Judy Wood in “Saint Judy”

21 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Michelle Monaghan in “True Detective

Michelle Monaghan may be stepping into the courtroom. The Golden Globe-nominated actress is in negotiations to star in “Saint Judy,” a biopic about La immigration attorney Judy Wood, Deadline reports. Wood argued a game-changing case that led to altered asylum laws for women coming into the U.S. Alfred Molina (“Feud”) will co-star in the drama.

Wood moved to La as a single mother in her mid-30s and entered law school “after having a vision about it,” Deadline writes. She immediately committed to working in immigration law, and specifically asylum cases. Wood is best known for a landmark case involving an “Afghani immigrant woman who had been persecuted for opening up a school for girls in her home country.” She “fought a tenacious battle in and out of court against established law, and the case ended up before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The result of many years of fighting for the schoolteacher resulted in Wood single-handedly changing the law of asylum nationwide, allowing women to be designated a protected class.”

Wood didn’t just save her client’s life — the ruling saved “thousands of other female refugees who would have been sent back to their home countries where they faced certain death.”

Scheduled to start filming May 10, “Saint Judy” doesn’t seem to have many women in key roles behind the scenes. While the film centers on a female trailblazer, a male director, Sean Hanish (“Sister Cities”), is locked in, and the source reports that he’ll be be producing alongside two other men, Cannonball ProductionsPaul Jaconi-Biery and executive producer Kelly Kahl (“Return to Zero”). According to Deadline, Cannonball Productions acquired Wood’s life rights and “developed the story with writer Dmitry Portnoy. Wood had a number of interns working with her over the years, and Portnoy was one of them while he was in Pepperdine law school.”

We totally support men, and not just women, telling female-led stories. The world needs more media about girls and women, and we’re happy to see men in the industry making female-centric content. But it’s always disheartening and frustrating to see projects where women seem absent except onscreen — especially those that center on women in leadership roles.

Monaghan received a Golden Globe nod in 2015 for “True Detective.” She currently stars in Hulu’s “The Path,” which was recently renewed for a third season. The Jessica Goldberg-created drama centers on the followers of Meyerism, a fictional religion. “The Best of Me,” “Somewhere,” and “Made of Honor” are among her other credits.

Michelle Monaghan to Play Immigration Attorney Judy Wood in “Saint Judy” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Michelle Monaghan In Negotiations and Alfred Molina Is Set For Indie Drama ‘Saint Judy’ About Landmark Case

20 April 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Michelle Monaghan is in negotiations and Alfred Molina is set to star in Saint Judy, the biopic about Los Angeles immigration attorney Judy Wood who argued a landmark case that changed the asylum laws for women coming into the U.S. Sean Hanish is directing, and the project is set to go before the cameras on May 10. The story follows Wood, a single mother in her mid-30s who moved to Los Angeles and committed herself to immigration law, particularly asylum cases… »

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Matthew McConaughey in 'Gold'; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

18 April 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Sleepless (action-drama; Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney; rated R) Split (thriller-horror-mystery; James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley; bonus content available; rated PG-13) The Founder (drama; Michael Keaton, Laura Dern; rated PG-13) The Dark Tapes (horror/sci-fi; Brittany Underwood, Meredith Thomas; not rated) The Duelist (action-drama; Peter Fedorov, Vladimir Mashkov; rated R) Isolation (action-thriller; Dominic Purcell, Luke Mably; rated R) Ocean Waves...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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