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UK Management & Production Outfit 42 Pacts With ITV Studios Global

15 April 2014 3:47 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Production and management shingle 42 was founded last year by Welcome To The Punch producers Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh, and agents Josh Varney and Kate Buckley. The UK-based company reps talent and develops film projects, now with a deeper move into television. An exclusive, multi-year development and distribution partnership with ITV Studios Global Entertainment will focus on scripted drama, an increasingly lucrative area for UK producers. When they created 42, Varney and Buckley exited UK agency Independent Talent Group, but continued to share certain clients. 42′s client roster now includes Michael Caine, Rhys Ifans, Rupert Friend, Nicholas Hoult, Emily Mortimer, Tom Hollander, Jonny Lee Miller, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Charlotte Gainsbourg, William Monahan, Lynne Ramsay, Peter Cattaneo, Eran Creevy, Terry George, and Daniel Wolfe. The company is currently in post-production on feature Monsters: The Dark Continent, the sequel to Gareth EdwardsMonsters. Pre-production has started on both Creevy’s Autobahn, starring Hoult, »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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Zac Efron Is Grisham's "The Associate"

2 April 2014 9:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Zac Efron is attached to both star in and produce an adaptation of John Grisham's legal thriller "The Associate" for Red Wagon.

The story follows a student who's about to graduate from Yale Law School when he's manipulated into accepting a job at a prestige law firm and given privileged information about a multibillion-dollar lawsuit between two powerful defense contractors.

William Monahan penned the original draft adaptation back when Shia Labeouf and director Tony Scott were attached. That version fell through due to monetary issues. Another attempt was made two years ago with Andrew Garfield sought to star.

Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher will also produce the new version which is starting over. A new writer is expected to be hired shortly.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Zac Efron Will Star in and Produce John Grisham's 'The Associate'

2 April 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nearly six years after it was first set up at Paramount Pictures, the adaptation of John Grisham's 2009 novel The Associate has found new life, with Zac Efron coming on board to star and produce.

Shia Labeouf was originally attached to star back in 2008, with director Tony Scott circling the project in 2010. William Monahan (The Departed) previously worked on the script, but Red Wagon Entertainment is currently seeking writers before bringing the project to the studios.

The story centers on a young Yale Law School graduate (Zac Efron) who is blackmailed by a group of criminals and forced to take a job at the world's largest law firm. He must spy on their work in settling a contract dispute between two of the world's biggest defense contractors worth billions of dollars.

Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher, who are both behind the young adult novel adaptation Divergent, are producing through their Red Wagon Entertainment company. »

- MovieWeb

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Zac Efron to Lead & Produce Adaptation of Grisham's 'The Associate'

2 April 2014 4:07 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

An adaptation of John Grisham's 2009 legal thriller The Associate has been in the works since before the book was even published. Back in 2008, Shia Labeouf was attached to lead the project with The Departed scribed William Monahan slated to script and the late director Tony Scott once flirting with getting behind the camera. Now it appears development has started all over with Divergent producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher throwing their weight behind the film, not to mention Zac Efron producing through his Ninjas Runnin' Wild banner (fresh off That Awkward Moment) and also stepping up for the vacant lead.  For those who haven't read the book, it follows a student (Efron) who's about to graduate from Yale Law School when he's manipulated into accepting a job at a prestigious law firm and given privileged information about a multibillion-dollar lawsuit. THR says a writer still needs to be found though, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Zac Efron Will Be The Associate

2 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Despite the historical popularity of John Grisham adaptations, it would appear that his 2009 tome The Associate is proving a tough nut for filmmakers to crack. Divergent producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are hoping that Zac Efron is the man who can help push it on to screens.The plot follows a Yale Law School graduate (Efron, who will produce and star if the project actually comes to fruition) who is blackmailed by a group of criminals. He’s forced into taking a job at the world’s largest law firm – which would seem to be a dream gig for most new graduates – but it’s all in order for him to spy on their work as part of a dispute between two powerful defence contractors. As you might be able to figure out, he’s soon in even more danger than he started.This one has been on Hollywood »

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Casting Net: Mark Walhberg takes on 'Mojave'; Plus Jake Johnson, more

26 March 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Mark Wahlberg revealed that he has a small part in William Monahan’s Mojave, about a depressed, suicidal artist (Garrett Hedlund) who takes to the desert where he has a run-in with a homicidal drifter/doppelgänger (Oscar Isaac). Oscar winner Monahan wrote The Departed and The Gambler (upcoming), both of which feature Wahlberg. The specifics of Wahlberg’s Mojave role were not disclosed. [Collider]

Jake Johnson (New Girl) confirmed that he is indeed on board to appear in Jurassic World alongside Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Omar Sy. Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow directed Johnson in Safety Not Guaranteed. [The Huffington Post]

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- Lindsey Bahr

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Mark Wahlberg Joins Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund in ‘Mojave’

25 March 2014 7:39 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mark Wahlberg has revealed that he has filmed a supporting role in William Monahan's “Mojave,” which stars Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund. Wahlberg was promoting “Transformers: Age of Extinction” at CinemaCon where he told Collider that he plays “a small part” in Mojave. Wahlberg and Monahan have a long history together, as Monahan wrote Wahlberg's movies “The Departed” and “The Gambler,” which recently wrapped production. Also read: Mark Wahlberg Boasts ‘Transformers Age of Extinction’ Will Be 2014's Biggest Hit Monahan also wrote “American Desperados,” a feature adaptation of the documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” that Wahlberg said he plans to start shooting in September under the. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Mark Wahlberg Reveals Role In 'Mojave,' Amy Ryan Joins 'Monster Trucks' & More

25 March 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While he'll be featuring in the self-described "biggest movie of 2014" with "Transformers: Age Of Extinction," the always busy Mark Wahlberg has a number of other movies percolating that are smaller and much more interesting (at least for us). And he's revealed the status of a few of them to the folks at Collider. In case you were wondering, Rupert Wyatt's "The Gambler" has wrapped, the actor revealed, with the William Monahan-written remake of the 1974 movie one to keep an eye out for. And Wahlberg added that he made another contribution to a Monahan-affiliated project, adding that he also took a "small part" in "Mojave," the next directorial effort from the writer starring Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund. Also, there's one more thing: Wahlberg reveals he'll be reuniting with "Lone Survivor" director Peter Berg to shoot "American Desperado" in September.  Fox 2000 are clearly pretty happy with "The Fault In Our Stars, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Mark Wahlberg Talks Transformers 4, Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler, Peter Berg’s American Desperado, William Monahan’s Mojave, and More

24 March 2014 9:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Just a short time ago in Las Vegas, I landed a great video interview with Mark Wahlberg on the red carpet before Paramount's presentation at CinemaCon.  During the interview Wahlberg talked about making Transformers: Age of Extinction, the action sequences, working for director Michael Bay on a big budget summer movie versus a smaller film like Pain & Gain, Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler, Peter Berg's American DesperadoWilliam Monahan's Mojave, and the New England Patriots (we're both fans of the team). The big news is that Wahlberg revealed American Desperados will be shooting this September and he has a small role in Monahan's Mojave (which hadn't been revealed until tonight).  For those unfamiliar with the story for American Desperado, it's based on a series of interviews between Generation Kill author/journalist Evan Wright and super-criminal Jon Roberts, who was the focus of the documentary Cocaine Cowboys.  Roberts’ life »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Eva Green, Josh Brolin & Jessica Alba Featured in New Images from Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

17 March 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

The prequel to co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s 2005 visually groundbreaking film Sin City stars Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin and Eva Green and is scheduled for theatrical release this August. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, developed by Frank Miller based upon his graphic novel with a screenplay by Miller and Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed), will not only bring fans back to the world that Miller and Rodriguez created, but also add a new dimension by bringing their unique visual style to life in 3D. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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First trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

7 March 2014 7:17 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After releasing a selection of character images this week [see here and here], the first trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's eagerly-anticipated sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has arrived online, and you can check it out right here...

The sequel to the 2005 cult classic has been written by Miller, Rodriguez and Oscar-winner William Monahan (The Departed) and sees returning Sin City stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe joined by Basin City newcomers Josh Brolin (Oldboy),  Eva Green (Dark Shadows), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Jamie Chung (The Man with the Iron Fists), Dennis Haysbert (24), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy), and Jeremy Piven (Entourage).

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd.

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’, from Robert Rodriguez, releases its first trailer

6 March 2014 2:02 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Over the course of a career that has spanned over two decades, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has garnered a number of fans, with a filmography that includes El Mariachi and its subsequent sequels, From Dusk Till Dawn, Spy Kids and its subsequent sequels, and Machete. Many were thus excited to hear that the next film from Rodriguez would be a follow-up to his 2004 film Sin City. Titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Rodriguez once again takes on directing duties, as well as co-writing with William Monahan and Frank Miller. Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Josh Brolin join the returning cast of Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, and Mickey Rourke, and the first trailer for the film has now been released. The trailer can be seen below.

(Source: /Film)

The post ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’, from Robert Rodriguez, releases its first trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Watch: Go into the 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Trailer with Eyes Open

6 March 2014 12:30 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"That there is a dame to kill for." Some recent first look photos popped up showing off the return of Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, not to mention a glimpse of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Now we get to see more of them and a much better look into the sequel, including the first looks at Ray Liotta, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, and Dennis Haysbert stepping in for Michael Clarke Duncan. As expected, the visuals are gorgeous, and this looks like the Sin City sequel we've all been waiting for from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. It's short and sweet, but that's all we need now. Watch! Here's the teaser trailer for Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For from YouTube: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is directed by Robert Rodriguez who co-wrote the script with William Monahan (The Departed) and Frank Miller, »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Trailer Revealed For Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

6 March 2014 11:50 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For has been a long time coming. Graphic novel author Frank Miller began working on the script just a year after Sin City hit the big screen in 2005. He talked about it at every opportunity, too – most notably in 2007, 2011, and again in the summer of 2012. Cameras finally began to roll in October of 2012 and now, seventeen months later, we have a real trailer.

The script – written by co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, with screenwriter William Monahan – is based on Miller’s ‘A Dame To Kill’ and ‘Just Another Saturday Night’, with two original Miller stories added in exclusively for the film. Several cast members are returning – including Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe – while some new characters have been added to the mix as well. Joining the population of this dark and corrupt town are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, »

- Sarah Myles

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New 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Trailer

6 March 2014 6:35 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The first trailer has arrived for Weinstein Co's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" starring Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Jeremy Piven, Rosario Dawson, Jaimie King, Ray Liotta, Stacy Keach, Dennis Haysbert, Juno Temple, Jamie Chung, Lady Gaga, Christopher Meloni and Marton Csokas. Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez directed the film based on Miller's graphic novels, as well as adapting the script with William Monahan. The film opens August 22nd. »

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First Trailer for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Starring Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Eva Green

6 March 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

The prequel to co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s 2005 visually groundbreaking film Sin City stars Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin and Eva Green and is scheduled for theatrical release this August. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, developed by Frank Miller based upon his graphic novel with a screenplay by Miller and Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed), will not only bring fans back to the world that Miller and Rodriguez created, but also add a new dimension by bringing their unique visual style to life in 3D. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will feature »

- Pietro Filipponi

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First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

4 March 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

The prequel to co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s 2005 visually groundbreaking film Sin City stars Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin and Eva Green and is scheduled for theatrical release this August. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, developed by Frank Miller based upon his graphic novel with a screenplay by Miller and Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed), will not only bring fans back to the world that Miller and Rodriguez created, but also add a new dimension by bringing their unique visual style to life in 3D. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will feature »

- Pietro Filipponi

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First Look: New Photos of Joseph Gordon-Levitt & More in 'Sin City 2'

27 February 2014 8:05 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

So far we've only gotten one first look photo from Robert Rodriguez's anticipated graphic novel sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel series. Now we finally get a few more photos from the film featuring the return of Jessica Alba, still dancing at bars, and Mickey Rourke looking as tough as ever. In addition, we finally have the first photo of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film, looking like he just got his ass kicked. With these photos being released, and Rodriguez talking about the cut of the film being complete (with effects being the next task), a trailer shouldn't be too far behind. Look now! New photos from Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For from EW (via ComingSoon): Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is directed by Robert Rodriguez who co-wrote the script with William Monahan »

- Ethan Anderton

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Paramount Signs ‘The Departed’ Writer William Monahan to First-Look Deal

18 February 2014 10:41 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Departed” writer William Monahan has signed a two-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures through his Henceforth Pictures banner.

Monahan has written the scripts for two upcoming Paramount projects — “The Gambler,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Jessica Lange with Rupert Wyatt directing; and “Desperado,” based on the book “Cocaine Cowboys,” with Wahlberg starring and Peter Berg directing.

He’s also the writer on Robert Rodriguez’ “Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For” and “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” starring Charlize Theron.

Monahan made his directorial debut on “London Boulevard” and is in post production on “Mojave,” which he directed from his own script and stars Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac. “Mojave” is a co-production between Henceforth Pictures and Atlas Entertainment.

Monahan is repped by Wme, Lbi’s Chris Donnelly, 42′s Josh Varney and attorney David Weber.

The news was first reported by Deadline.com.

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- Dave McNary

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Paramount Makes First-Look Deal With ‘The Departed’ Scribe William Monahan

18 February 2014 9:36 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Writer-director William Monahan has signed a two-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures. His company, Henceforth Pictures, has a number of projects already in development, including several Monahan originals. The deal comes as the Monahan-scripted reboot of The Gambler is in production at Paramount with Mark Wahlberg and Jessica Lange starring and Rupert Wyatt directing. Monahan also adapted the book Cocaine Cowboys into Desperado, a film that will re-team Lone Survivor helmer Peter Berg with Wahlberg and which Paramount will put into production in the fall. Monahan separately has turned in a scripted adaptation of John Le Carre’s most recent novel, A Delicate Truth, to BBC Films. He has numerous other projects in the pipeline, including Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For, as well as an adaption of Sympathy For Lady Vengeance that will star Charlize Theron, with Monahan producing with Theron and Megan Ellison. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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