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According to Deadline, Ramírez will play geologist Michael Acosta, with McConaughey taking on the role of a prospector named Walsh.
The plot - based on the true story of the 1993 Bre-x Mineral Corporation mining scandal - sees the pair team up to uncover huge deposits of gold in the heart of the Indonesian jungle.
Their new riches fast-track Acosta and Walsh into the boardrooms of America's biggest corporations on Wall Street, before suspicions of fraud bring their worlds crashing down.
Executive produced by Paul Haggis and Richard Middleton, Gold is to be produced by Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game) and Michael Nozik (Quiz Show, Syriana) as well as Massett, Zinman and McConaughey.
The production is due to begin filming in June, »
We at Thn collectively love Keanu Reeves and have been immensely excited about his return this year in John Wick. Although not released in UK cinemas until April, Thn have been lucky enough to have already seen it and we can tell you that it is all kinds of awesome.
John Wick was so brilliant that it has awoken my long-forgotten admiration for Mr Reeves and compelled me to revisit his extensive back catalogue immediately. He might not be known as being the most heavyweight of actors but you have to admit the man knows how to make an entertaining movie, and he’s not bad to look at. Even if everything else about the film is terrible or ridiculously over the top, Keanu is always awesome – Jonnhy Mnemonic and Chain Reaction would be nothing without him.
Every Friday between now and the release of John Wick on 10th April, »
- Kat Smith
Edgar Ramirez is joining Matthew McConaughey in mining drama “Gold,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Patrick Massett and John Zinman wrote the script based on the Bre-x Mineral Corporation mining scandal of 1993. Bre-x, a Calgary-based company, announced it was sitting on a large deposit of gold at a mining site in Busang, Indonesia, causing its stocks to skyrocket, only to collapse after it was all revealed to be a fraud. Stephen Gaghan is directing the film, with McConaughey as a prospector and Ramirez as a geologist. Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty. »
- Linda Ge
He will play a geologist whom McConaughey’s prospector teams with to find gold in the uncharted Indonesian jungle.
He is repped by CAA, Impression Entertainment and attorney Bob Wallerstein.
The news was first reported by Deadline.com.
- Dave McNary
Mining scandal project Gold has bounced from Michael Mann’s hands, through Spike Lee’s and ended up in Stephen Gaghan’s lap earlier this year. With Matthew McConaughey aboard to star, Gaghan is lining up the rest of the cast, which will now include Edgar Ramirez.The film, which has a script from Patrick Massett and John Zinman, tells the story of the 1993 Bre-x Corporation mining scandal. The plot follows a rough-around-the-edges prospector Walsh (McConaughey) who stumbles upon one of the largest gold mines in the world in the Indonesian jungle. Which, you may not be surprised to learn given the word “scandal” before, turned out to be bogus. Ramirez is set as geologist Michael Acosta in the true-life tale. Despite the troubled development on this one, Gaghan appears to be finally getting it off the ground and will start shooting in June in Thailand, New York and New Mexico. »
Paris– This year’s MipTV will pay tribute to Ben Silverman, Electus chairman and CEO, Cécile Frot-Coutaz , FremantleMedia CEO, Ricardo Scalamandré, head of Globo’s international business and Irfan Sahin, Doğan TV CEO, who will all receive a Medaille d’Honneur (Medal of Honor).
MipTV’s Médaille d’Honneur is awarded to international execs who have made a significant contribution to the world of television and to the development of the global TV community.
“It is a great honor to recognize these four exceptional industry figures, who have each, in their own way, made major contributions to the international entertainment content sector, and whose vision and leadership have set the standards in their respective fields,” said Laurine Garaude, Reed Midem’s TV division director.
- Elsa Keslassy
Selected as the Venezuelan submission for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2014 Academy Awards, Alberto Arvelo’s The Liberator, a biopic on Simon Bolivar, actually made the shortlist of the final nine films. The positive attention it received from Academy members did little for its box office potential, grossing only $113,000 in the Us. While many seemed to agree on the film’s faults, it wasn’t without its champions, particularly concerning Edgar Ramirez’s noble performance as Bolivar.
Arriving with all the earmarks of a truncated and incredibly abridged version of history in order to cram into the corset of a two hour cinematic straightjacket, this unwisely attempts to chart nearly the entire life of Simon Bolivar in one dense chunk. The result is a jack hammered miasma of assorted clichés, conflating events into a romanticized exaggeration of generalization, which collapses, as these types often do, into a hellishly dull »
- Nicholas Bell
Orange Is The New Black regular Dascha Polanco is set to co-star in Joy, the David O. Russell pic from Fox 2000 about the rags-to-riches story of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Edgar Ramirez star. Deadline broke the story last year of the project that reteams American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook helmer Russell and his co-star Lawrence. Russell is rewriting and directing the story of the remarkable life story… »
Lawrence wrote a post on her Facebook page describing the director as one of her "closest friends", and said that she's "having a blast" making the biopic.
"Hey guys," she wrote. "It's Jen! I know I don't go on here a lot because I can barely work email but there's been a terrible rumour going around the last 24 hours so I wanted to clear it up.
"David O Russell is one of my closest friends and we have an amazing collaborative working relationship. I adore this man and he does not deserve this tabloid malarkey.
"This movie is going great and I'm having a blast making it!"
Post by Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence created the Facebook post after TMZ reported that the pair had been arguing on set as a form of method acting. »
- Dave McNary
After all these years, the story of Rick Deckard will continue. A Blade Runner sequel started to pick up steam back in 2011 when it was announced that Ridley Scott would return to direct. While Scott is still creatively involved, it has been revealed that he'll be passing the torch to another director. What is still a big surprise, even after his involvement in the latest Star Wars film, is that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard:
Press Release via /Film: "Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2015 — Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve to (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Film is scheduled to start principle photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the »
- Jonathan James
Deadline is reporting that at long last, the Blade Runner sequel has been confirmed, with Harrison Ford set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Unfortunately, Ridley Scott will not return as director, but in his place will be Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve.
The plan is for production to get underway in summer 2016 with Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original) and Michael Green penning the script. Plot details are, of course, scarce, but from what we understand the sequel will take place several decades after the events of the original (which makes sense given Ford’s age).
“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,” Alcon Entertainment’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most »
- Matt Joseph
Once you’re in with David O. Russell, you’re really in. The Oscar-nominated director’s next film, buzzy biopic Joy, will reunite him with American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, ensuring another round of Oscar nominations for them all. Luckily, though, it won’t be all familiar faces for Russell: Sideways actress Virginia Madsen has just joined the cast, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
The film, set for a prime awards season release on Christmas Day this year, will focus on Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano (Lawrence), who began inventing at a young age and eventually hit it big with the Mop and Huggable Hampers, in addition to more than 100 other patents. As her empire grew, Mangano also juggled the responsibilities of playing single mom to three children.
Edgar Ramirez also stars, though the specifics of his, Cooper’s, De Niro »
- Isaac Feldberg
Felicity Jones is in talks to appear in the 'Star Wars' stand-alone movie. The 'Theory of Everything' actress will reportedly take the female lead role in the project after actresses went for their reading and testing meetings in Los Angeles last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara were other possible female leads whilst the production company are reportedly interested in Aaron Paul or Edgar Ramirez for the male lead role. The 31-year-old actress has made quite a name for herself after starring as Stephen Hawking's first wife, Jane in the biographical drama about his life, receiving an Oscar and a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Jane. Meanwhile, Chris Weitz was recently confirmed as the screenwriter for the upcoming 'Star Wars' movie. The 45-year-old director - who has worked on a wide range of films, including 'About a Boy' »
Because Hollywood never met a dead franchise it couldn’t resuscitate, this year will see the arrival of a new Rocky spinoff, titled Creed. Warner Bros. just announced that it has set the pic for the already-crowded Thanksgiving weekend, where it will duke it out with Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, Ridley Scott’s sci-fi The Martian, Mud director Jeff Nichols’ sci-fi Midnight Special, and an untitled Christmas comedy from 50/50 collaborators Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Michael B. Jordan (The Fantastic Four) stars as the grandson of Apollo Creed, that fearsome fighter with whom Sylvester Stallone’s beloved Rocky did battle in the original series. Stallone will co-star alongside Dear White People breakout Tessa Thompson, but the most exciting aspect of this otherwise dubious proposition is that it will reteam Jordan with his Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler (pictured above). Based on the merits of their last partnership, this may »
- Isaac Feldberg
Briefly: Warner Bros. has set some new holiday release dates according to Box Office Mojo. First up, Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler's Rocky spin-off Creed starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone will arrive pretty quickly with a release date now set for a prime Thanksgiving weekend release on November 25th this fall. In addition, the studio has set another nostalgic project, the reboot of Point Break from director Ericson Core, for a Christmas Day release instead of the previous summer debut. Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey star in the remake no one wanted, but we're getting anyway. »
- Ethan Anderton
While we're eagerly counting down the days to the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, work has begun on the casting for the Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) directed stand alone spin-off, which recently saw Chris Weitz (About A Boy, The Golden Compass) replace Gary Whitta (Book of Eli, After earth) as screen writer, to the mega popular franchise. Several ultra secret auditions and test readings have taken place over the last few weeks for the female lead in the mysterious project, and from a group of actresses that include Rooney Mara and t.v. show Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Felicity Jones, fresh off her Oscar nominated turn in The Theory of Everything, is in talks to take the lead. A imprentrable shroud of secrecy surrounds the project, and while we don't know who it will be focusing on, sources claim that »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Gareth Edwards’ standalone Star Wars movie is starting to take shape – all that was known until recently was the project would focus on a classic franchise character, possibly Boba Fett. Then news emerged that Chris Weitz was on board as writer, replacing Gary Whitta. Now the first big casting decision appears to have been made as Felicity Jones has reportedly entered talks to take the female lead.
Jones’ career currently has the momentum of an Ewok strapped to the Millennium Falcon’s undercarriage, with all eyes on her Oscar nomination for The Theory Of Everything. Getting into the Star Wars universe would consolidate her rise to the top and put her in the same bracket as other respected young actresses joining the new order, such as Lupita Nyong’o.
She’s beaten other candidates like Rooney Mara to secure Disney and Lucasfilm’s interest. Whether she’ll be at the »
- Steve Palace
The casting process continues for the next Star Wars movie following Jj Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We're talking about the standalone 2016 adventure, that Godzilla's Gareth Edwards is helming, and is said to be set before Star Wars: A New Hope. Plans for the Death Star are believed to be involved.
We've already had a few casting rumours for what we're currently referring to as Star Wars 2016 (bet you a quid the name doesn't stick), but it seems as though the field is narrowing.
Felicity Jones, recently Oscar-nominated for her excellent work in The Theory Of Everything, is reported to have landed one of the lead roles in the new movie. She had been linked with it, along with Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany, just the other week. »
Following on from the news that Felicity Jones seems to have secured the female lead role in the Gareth Edwards-directed "Star Wars" spin-off film, actors Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") and Edgar Ramirez ("Carlos") have reportedly emerged as two potential candidates for the male lead in the project reports Heat Vision.
Paul was rumored to have already hopped onboard back in December, a rumour Paul himself wouldn't confirm or deny last month. This is the first time that Ramirez's name has been linked to the project.
Rumors continue to swirl about the film, from the inclusion of Han Solo and bounty hunter Boba Fett, to Jones' role being that of "Star Wars Rebels" character Sabine Wren. Chris Weitz is currently polishing the script for the film ahead of a production start around late Spring/early Summer. »
- Garth Franklin
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