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Check out this new clip from The Drop starring Tom Hardy

21 October 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having played very well to the audience at the London Film Festival, The Drop is set to open in the UK on November 14th and we have a new clip from the film. The Drop is directed by Belgian filmmaker Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead) and screenwriter Dennis Lehane (author of Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone), which stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) alongside the late James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) in his final screen role.

Check out the clip below and let Bob Saginowski (Hardy) explain how the the drop system works in Brooklyn.

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead.  Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. »

- Luke Owen

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‘The Wire’ Reunion: Cast and Creator Discuss the Show’s Lasting Impact

17 October 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On Thursday night, the New York branch of the Paley Center for Media hosted an unprecedented reunion in honor of HBO’s “The Wire,” routinely lauded as one of the greatest shows in TV history. Returning castmates included John Doman, Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn, Michael Kenneth Williams and Seth Gilliam, alongside co-creator and showrunner David Simon.

For nearly two hours the roster recounted tales from the set, as well as reflections on Simon’s creative process — giving each season a new foundation within the complex political and economic structure of Baltimore — and the show’s overall impact in retrospect.

One of the many interesting nuggets of trivia dispensed over the evening was this: “The Wire” was never renewed for a season ahead of time.

“Every season,” said Gilliam — who played Sgt. Ellis Carver — “it was like, ‘Are we coming back? Are we not coming back?’ I think David had a »

- Steve Macfarlane

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23 movies currently being turned into TV shows

15 October 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Big and Uncle Buck to Shutter Island and Rush Hour, here are 23 films that are getting the television treatment...

You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.

Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...

Big

The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.

The TV show: Big is set to be a half hour comedy show from 20th Century Fox Television. Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are executive producing and writing, and Big the TV show is set to »

- louisamellor

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The Drop review - BFI London Film Festival 2014

15 October 2014 4:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Michaël R. Roskam; Screenwriter: Dennis Lehane; Starring: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace; Running time: 106 mins; Certificate: 15

The Drop sees our hopes plummet to the ground with a resounding thud, squandering the brilliant Tom Hardy and much-missed James Gandolfini with a poorly contrived tale that's often alienating to watch.

Hardy plays melancholic bartender Bob Saginowski in this crime drama set in Brooklyn. We know the film really wants us to like him because he helps an old lady right at the start, goes to church to worship in the next scene, followed by rescuing a beaten puppy from a rubbish bin shortly after. Conversely, such exposed plot mechanics do little to make Bob endearing.

Before long, Bob's entangled in a friendship with Nadia (Noomi Rapace), who helped him look after the dog – but has to contend with a robbery at Marv's (Gandolfini) bar, which serves as a drop-off point for criminals to launder money. »

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London Film Festival 2014: The Drop Gala

11 October 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Saturday saw the BFI London Film Festival gala for The Drop, adapted from a Dennis Lehane novel and starring Tom Hardy as a bartender in a Brooklyn club often used for the transfer of dirty money. He meets Nadia (Noomi Rapace) by chance after discovering an injured dog in her trash can. It also features the last screen performance from the late James Gandolfini.Rapace praised director Michaël Roskam, comparing his work to Ridley Scott, with whom she worked on Prometheus. She said, “Ridley Scott started with art school and Michaël did the same thing. They have the same sort of approach, like they’re drawing big pictures and then they put you into it and you’re supposed to live in that world.”Lehane’s novels have been adapted for the big screen several times before, most famously in Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and Ben Affleck thriller Gone Baby Gone. »

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Top 5: Adaptations at the BFI London Film Festival

11 October 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Adaptations in film and television have become some of the most popular franchises and series today. From the Harry Potter films to the HBO series Game of Thrones to the countless Nicholas Sparks movies that find their way to the cinema, books have become the stepping stones to getting some of the most creative storylines on the screen. Adaptations from stage to film are also wildly popular, with films like 2012′s Les Misèrables and 2013′s August: Osage County receiving critical acclaim in the past couple of years. This years BFI London Film Festival is following the adaptation trend with five stand-out book/play/documentary adaptations to watch out for.

The Drop

From the pen of Dennis Lehane (author of the impressive adaptations Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River, and Shutter Island) comes a crime drama starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini. Bob (Hardy) plays a bartender who lives a quiet life attending church, »

- Phil Wheat

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Competition: Win tickets to see 'The Drop' at Lff *closed*

10 October 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

CineVue has teamed up with American Express to offer one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to a screening of Us crime drama The Drop (2014) on Saturday 11 October at Odeon West End 2 Cinema (6pm) as part of the 58th BFI London Film Festival. Based on a story by acclaimed American crime writer Dennis Lehane, The Drop is a smart and thrilling work featuring a standout performance by Tom Hardy and directed by Belgian Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead). Running from 8-19 October, Lff will showcase a diverse programme of British and international films in seventeen of the capital's cinemas. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

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Ben Affleck in Negotiations to be 'The Accountant'... Who's Also an Assassin

1 October 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Accountancy this past spring and am back in school until next May getting my Master's degree in the subject, and if there's one thing I've noticed in the world of film about my future profession it's that it isn't strongly represented. There are only a few memorable movie accountants, and the majority are portrayed as boring or bumbling, never bad-ass, but it looks like Batman himself has come along to bring a little justice to the situation. Ben Affleck is in talks to star in an upcoming action thriller over at Warner Bros. called The Accountant, which centers on a man who is a mild-mannered accountant by day, deadly assassin by night. Affleck is a busy man as of late, starring in David Fincher's Gone Girl, which hits theaters this Friday, as well as playing a well-known masked vigilante in the upcoming »

- Jordan Benesh

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San Sebastian crowns Magical Girl

27 September 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Carlos Vermut’s Spanish drama wins best film and best director; Dennis Lehane wins best screenplay for The Drop.Scroll down for other awards

Spanish drama Magical Girl has won the Golden Shell for best film at the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 19-27).

Carlos Vermut also won the Silver Shell for best director for the film, produced by Madrid-based Aquí y Allí Films and is sold by Films Distribution.

Jury chairman Fernando Bovaira described Vermut as “a disturbing, delicate and unique voice”.

The film, which debuted at Toronto and is currently screening at Zurich before going on to Busan, centres on the wish of an ill child who wants the dress in Japanese series Magical Girl Yukiko. Her father sets out to obtain it but enters a world of blackmail and tragedy.

It marks Vermut’s second film after Diamond Flash.

The Special Jury Prize went to Wild Life (Vie Sauvage), the new film by »

- jsardafr@hotmail.com (Juan Sarda) michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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‘Magical Girl’ Tops San Sebastian Fest

27 September 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Magical Girl” was awarded the top Golden Shell and best director for rising Spanish helmer Carlos Vermut at the 62nd annual San Sebastian Film Festival on Saturday.

Sold by Films Distribution, “Magical Girl,” which marks the sophomore outing of Vermut, is a troubling drama turning on a father who attempts to fulfill the last wish of his daughter, who is battling leukemia. Pic is produced by Pedro Hernandez Santos’ Madrid-based outfit Aqui y Alli.

Cedric Kahn’s “Wild Life,” a true story starring Mathieu Kassovitz and Celine Sallette, scooped San Sebastian’s special jury prize. The movie, repped by Jean Labadie’s Le Pacte, follows a father who lost the custody of his two children and spends 11 years on the run with them living off the radar across France.

Michael E. Roskam’s English-language debut “The Drop” earned a best screenplay nod for Dennis Lehane. Roskam last directed the Oscar-nominated “Bullhead. »

- Emiliano De Pablos and Elsa Keslassy

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Three Authors Who Kept Their Visions By Adapting Their Books to Screen

17 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Generations of novelists have been frustrated upon seeing their books interpreted onscreen. But on three recent films, the writers won’t be able to complain that their vision was compromised. Scripts for Dennis Lehane’s “The Drop,” Jonathan Tropper’s “This Is Where I Leave You” and Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” were all written by the book authors.

Why deal with the frustrations of film production? For some, it’s insurance against having their material ruined, which famously vexed authors from Anthony Burgess to Stephen King.

For others, some of whom are already working in TV and film, it’s a way to stay in the loop and stretch their wings.

Though Boston-based crime novelist Lehane has written for TV, other scribes handled the screenplays for “Shutter Island,” “Gone Baby Gone” and “Mystic River,” all films based on his work.

But “The Drop,” which opened Sept. 12 after playing the Toronto Film Fest, »

- Justin Kroll and Pat Saperstein

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Movie Review: The Drop

15 September 2014 9:16 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The Drop is a movie comprised of “almost” moments. It is almost a compelling gangster thriller. It is almost a beautifully realized love story. And, it is almost great.

Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini in his last role before his death) used to run a bar in his prime. He is now relegated to operating an establishment where gangsters make weekly drops in an attempt to launder money. Marv’s right hand man is Bob (the wonderfully understated Tom Hardy). Bob is aware of what is going on, yet turns a blind eye and facilitates the illegal activity. One night, a pair of masked hoodlums hold up the joint and steal the gangster’s money. This event brings about a load of trouble for all involved. The gangsters want their money back without getting the cops involved and they also would like to exact gruesome revenge on those responsible. In the midst of all this chaos, »

- Matt Santia

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Box Office Final: ‘No Good Deed’ $24.2M; ‘Dolphin Tale 2′ $15.8M As ‘Guardians’ Passes $300M

15 September 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

5th Update, Monday, 3:18 Pm: Screen Gems’ thriller No Good Deed fell right in line with other distribs’ estimates over the weekend to end the three-day at $24.2M, while Warner Bros./Alcon Entertainment’s Dolphin Tale 2 just fell short of $16M to gross a total cume of $15.8M; it was a softer-than-hoped-for opening for the sequel to the 2011 family film, which bowed to $19M on its way for a $95M worldwide haul). Chernin Entertainment’s crime drama The Drop ended the weekend at No. 6 for a $4.1M take or a respectable $5,000+ per screen for Fox Searchlight; it is James Gandolfini’s last film in release. The Identical dropped like a bomb in its second weekend (-75%) falling out of the Top 20 after a dismal opening. In fact, it’s even behind Woody Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight which is its eighth week of release. It was a very soft box office weekend overall, »

- Anita Busch

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Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace Talk The Drop, Why They Wanted to Play These Characters, How They Like to Prepare for Roles, and More

15 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Michaël R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) The Drop.  In the film Tom Hardy plays Bob, a former criminal and current bartender working at a bar that serves as a money “drop” for local gangsters.  The story kicks into gear when Hardy’s character rescues a pit bull puppy only to become the target of the dog’s abusive and mentally unstable former owner.  At the same time, Bob and his cousin/employer Marv (played by James Gandolfini) find themselves in the crosshairs of an investigation and the criminal underworld.  Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane penned the screenplay.  The impressive cast also includes Noomi RapaceMatthias SchoenaertsJohn OrtizAnn Dowd, and James Frecheville. Last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an exclusive video interview withTom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.  They talked about why they wanted to play these characters, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Box Office Report - No Good Dolphin Tale

15 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Margaret here, back to report on another quiet weekend at the box office. Powered by the considerable force of charisma that Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson supply, home-invasion thriller No Good Deed topped the box office with close to 25 million. In second place is the family film Dolphin Tale 2, which took in decent dollars despite an aggressively bland marketing campaign and the fact that the first one was barely a hit. Guardians of the Galaxy dropped only 22% to third place, and is now the first movie since Frozen to pass $300 million domestically. The Year of Chris Pratt continues.

Weekend Box Office

01 No Good Deed $24.5 *new*

02 Dolphin Tale 2 $16.6 *new*

03 Guardians Of The Galaxy $8.0 (cum. $305.9)  Review

04 ...Ninja Turtles $4.8 (cum. $181.0) remember the animated one?

05 Let's Be Cops $4.3 (cum. $72.9)

06 The Drop $4.2 *new*

The stealth success story here is Let's Be Cops, which, despite abysmal reviews and release in one of the »

- Margaret de Larios

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Why Tom Hardy Will Probably Never Make Another Romantic Comedy

14 September 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Tom Hardy is best known for his serious work, be it turning up the drama in features like Warrior and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or just turning into a full-blown monster, as seen in movies like Bronson and The Dark Knight Rises. That said, two years ago he decided to branch out with a bit of lighter fare and tried doing a romantic comedy. What's unfortunate is that the experience has sworn him off the genre for the foreseeable future. This bit of knowledge was dropped by Tom Hardy in a recent interview with USA Today during the Toronto International Film Festival, where the actor was promoting his new movie The Drop, based on the novel and adapted by Dennis Lehane. During the conversation, Hardy revealed that he likes challenging himself by taking on projects unlike those he's tried before, but that his experiment doing the 2012 McG film This Means »

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Why Tom Hardy Will Probably Never Make Another Romantic Comedy Again

14 September 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Tom Hardy is best known for his serious work, be it turning up the drama in features like Warrior and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or just turning into a full-blown monster, as seen in movies like Bronson and The Dark Knight Rises. That said, two years ago he decided to branch out with a bit of lighter fare and tried doing a romantic comedy. What's unfortunate is that the experience has sworn him off the genre for the foreseeable future. This bit of knowledge was dropped by Tom Hardy in a recent interview with USA Today during the Toronto International Film Festival, where the actor was promoting his new movie The Drop, based on the novel and adapted by Dennis Lehane. During the conversation, Hardy revealed that he likes challenging himself by taking on projects unlike those he's tried before, but that his experiment doing the 2012 McG film This Means »

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Box office report: 'No Good Deed' is No. 1, 'Guardians' passes $300 million

14 September 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

They might be enemies in No Good Deed, but the combined star power of Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson helped the thriller take control of the box office this weekend. No Good Deed opened in first place with an impressive $24.5 million from 2,175 locations.

Even though mid-week tracking predicted a mid-teens opening for the $13 million pic, this debut wasn’t exactly a surprise for Screen Gems. “We really felt we were going to win. We felt we were in the zone and had a film that people were really going to like,” Rory Bruer, Sony’s president of worldwide distribution, »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Box Office: ‘No Good Deed’ Tops ‘Dolphin Tale 2′ With $24.5 Million

14 September 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

No Good Deed” topped the box office this weekend and helped reinvigorate a floundering domestic movie business.

The Sony/Screen Gems thriller took in $24.5 million from 2,175 theaters, easily beating expectations. Going into the weekend, analysts expected the home invasion thriller to hover around $20 million. Females made up the bulk of the audience, taking up 60% of the seats in theaters, and 41% of ticket-buyers were under 30 years old.

“It’s not a full reversal of the weakness at the box office, but it’s a step in the right direction,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “It’s good to see new films enter the marketplace and do all right.”

No Good Deed’s” success is a feather in the cap of stars Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, both of whom actively hawked the film on social media.

“They absolutely elevated it,” said Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures’ president of worldwide distribution. »

- Brent Lang

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Box office update: 'No Good Deed' outpaces 'Dolphin Tale 2'

13 September 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

A heartfelt tale about a dolphin and the humans who cared for it proved no match for Idris Elba at the box office Friday—even if he’s playing a psychotic escaped con out to terrorize Taraji P. Henson. Of course, No Good Deed and Dolphin Tale 2 aren’t even remotely in competition for the same audience. But in the box office world, for once, adults seem to be forking out more money for their own viewing pleasure.

No Good Deed is on track to beat expectations by at least $7 million. The tense, PG-13 rated thriller from sometimes Luther »

- Lindsey Bahr

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