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Ben Affleck to direct Batman movie

24 June 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ben Affleck to direct Batman movie following next year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Ben Affleck to direct Batman movie

Ben Affleck is to reportedly direct a solo Batman movie for DC and Warner Brothers in 2018, according to reports. Warner Brothers has apparently hired Chris Terrio to write the script for the film, which is being referred to as simply ‘The Batman.’

Terrio is tackling Zack Snyder‘s two Justice League movies, and is also the guy behind Affleck’s Oscar-winning Argo. Latino Review are reporting that WB and DC are looking at a potential November 2018 release for The Batman, which would see it wedged between those two Justice League films, which are set for release in 2017 and 2019.

Affleck will be seen in the Justice League movies, and also next year’s Suicide Squad as Bruce Wayne/ Batman. He then has organised crime movie Live By Night which he is directing, »

- Paul Heath

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What the 'Transformers' writers room means about the new shape of Hollywood

20 May 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

So that's what the Transformers writer's room is going to look like, eh? While I don't tally the worth of a writer based on how many news stories they break, I will admit that I was deeply irritated when the story was first written about the notion of Akiva Goldsman spearheading a team of writers to develop "Transformers" sequels. I'd been tipped about it a few weeks earlier, and I was trying to get a second source I trusted, either at the studio or on the agency side of things. I pushed, and while I was sure the story was right, I couldn't run it. Excruciating. Part of my hesitance was that I didn't want to be wrong on a story like that because it's a threat more than anything. Goldsman and Bay breaking story together? Holy cow. Now Deadline's got a list of names they say are the final hires, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Review: Amy Berg's 'Every Secret Thing' Is A Mix Between David Fincher & Dennis Lehane

12 May 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Pitched somewhere between a David Fincher crime procedural, a Denis Lehane suspense novel, and a “Mommie Dearest” melodrama, documentarian Amy Berg’s move into the feature-length world of drama is, by nature of the material, an uneven one. It’s not for lack of trying, however. Making her narrative debut here, Berg directs the hell out of every crime segment in the film, and there’s a strong level of craft in sequences that would make Fincher and “Se7en” Dp Darius Khondji proud. Nicole Holofcener’s adaptation of the book doesn’t have any real egregious material, at least not in its dialogue. But there’s something lost in the translation from the psychological suspense novel by author Laura Lippmann: what likely reads as gripping, disturbing, and haunting on the page is occasionally engaging, but strains suspension of disbelief and credulity throughout on the screen. It also leaves a bad taste in the mouth. »

- Rodrigo Perez

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What I Watched, What You Watched #293

26 April 2015 8:03 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This week I started work on a feature I'll be publishing this coming week related to the Bourne trilogy, which meant I had to watch The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum and then, on top of that, I only watched The Water Diviner in theaters, which made for a rather standard week of movie watching. In addition to movies, though, I am one chapter away from finishing Dennis Lehane's "The Given Day", which is the first book in his Joe Coughlin series of novels, the second of which is "Live by Night", which Ben Affleck will be bringing to the big screen and the third book in the trilogy is "World Gone By", which actually just came out last month. I can't wait to get my hands on that one, though before that I am going to dive into some Ian Fleming novels. I've never »

- Brad Brevet

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From Actor to "Action!", Exploring the Debuts of 19 Actors-Turned-Directors

21 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over the course of film history, we've seen plenty of long-time actors step behind the camera to take up their directorial ambitions. Clint Eastwood did it. Mel Gibson did it. George Clooney did it. What do these three have in commonc Well, for starters, they are all men, so there's that. Further, they are all white, but more on that later. More to the point of the article, these men all eased into their directorial careers by starring in their respective debuts, using their presence on screen to help market their talents off it. And with his feature directorial effort The Water Diviner, which hits limited theaters this week, Russell Crowe is just the most recent addition to a growing list of actors who have decided to try their hand behind the camera. Like Eastwood, Gibson, and Clooney before him, the Best Actor winner stars in his first feature as director, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Actors-turned-directors: The good, the bad and the unwatchable

11 April 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

This month Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, Ryan Gosling's Lost River and Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner see these performers make the dizzying leap from actor to director. But in which of their colleagues' footsteps might they follow?

We take a look at six different categories of actor-turned-directors.

The career-changers

Too handsome to be a supporting actor, and lacking the gravitas of a major star, Ben Affleck looked to be heading towards Kilmer-ville before he released Gone Baby Gone, a dark Dennis Lehane thriller he co-wrote and directed, with brother Casey taking the lead. Follow-up The Town proved solid, but his next effort, Argo, was a surprise Best Picture winner. The fact Affleck didn't receive a Director nomination suggests he's not yet been forgiven for the likes of Gigli, but the forthcoming Lehane adaptation Live By Night should fix that.

As an actor, Clint Eastwood's flinty »

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Pals Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Team for Syfy Espionage Pilot

7 April 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In development since last Fall, "Incorporated" has now been given the greenlight on a pilot order from the cable network Syfy. This futuristic spy thriller marks Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's first-ever scripted cable project. (THR reports.) "Incorporated" follows executive Ben Larson, who must change his identity in order to infiltrate a dystopian future world of all-powerful corporations to save the woman he loves—and take down the corrupt system. Affleck and Damon will executive produce under their Pearl Street Films banner. David and Alex Pastor will write and produce the pilot, with "The Good Wife"'s Ted Humphrey serving as showrunner and executive producer. Also attached to produce is Jennifer Todd, president of Pearl Street, which is also producing Ben Affleck's directorial adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel "Live By Night," slated for a Fall 2016 release from Warner Bros. Read More: Fincher, Affleck and Flynn Team for. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Pals Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Team for Syfy Espionage Pilot

7 April 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In development since last Fall, "Incorporated" has now been given the greenlight on a pilot order from the cable network Syfy. This futuristic spy thriller marks Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's first-ever scripted cable project. (THR reports.) "Incorporated" follows executive Ben Larson, who must change his identity in order to infiltrate a dystopian future world of all-powerful corporations to save the woman he loves—and take down the corrupt system. Affleck and Damon will executive produce under their Pearl Street Films banner. David and Alex Pastor will write and produce the pilot, with "The Good Wife"'s Ted Humphrey serving as showrunner and executive producer. Also attached to produce is Jennifer Todd, president of Pearl Street, which is also producing Ben Affleck's directorial adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel "Live By Night," slated for a Fall 2016 release from Warner Bros. Read More: Fincher, Affleck and Flynn Team for. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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The Drop Blu-ray Review

23 March 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Michaël R. Roskam

Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 106 minues

Michael R. Roskam, best known for Bullhead, directs Dennis Lehane’s The Drop and presents us with a finely paced crime-drama that’s wrapped up with tempestuous grittiness. Lehane wrote the screenplay for his own short story ‘Animal Rescue’ and is the man behind Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island, so you know you’ll get deep inside the characters.

Intensely brooding, Hardy plays New York bartender Bob, a simple and lonely guy who’s family runs the establishment that occasionally doubles up for a ‘drop’ bar, which means that sometimes it’s part of a circuit that exchanges money and nobody asks questions.

One day, when walking home from his job, he hears the whimpers of a dog and discovers a Pit-bull puppy in some bins, covered in blood. Picking the dog up, »

- Dan Bullock

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What I Watched, What You Watched #288

22 March 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Aside from a lot of basketball, I didn't watch a lot this week other than attending a screening of Insurgent and I watched Backcountry on a screener and will be reviewing soon enough. Other than reading, I did finish Nick Cutter's "The Deep" recently and if you're a fan of early Stephen King and John Carpenter's The Thing, then I definitely recommend you pick it up. You'll love it. Recently I started reading Dennis Lehane's "The Given Day" and I really love Lehane's writing, he sets a scene and drops you smack dab in the middle of it. This week I have a screening Get Hard on Monday and I might check out Home on Tuesday, but I can guarantee you it will be all about basketball once again come next Thursday and all day tomorrow. Now... what did you watchc »

- Brad Brevet

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Peter Dinklage In Talks For The Deep Blue Good-By

15 March 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The cast for James Mangold’s Travis McGee book adaptation The Deep Blue Good-By is coming together, with stars Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike already in place. Now Peter Dinklage and Transformers: Age Of Extinction’s Nicola Peltz are in talks to join them.Bale is playing charismatic rogue McGee, a Floridian sleuth and “salvage consultant” who is always getting into deeper water than he intends with dangerous women and very bad men. The Deep Blue Good-By represents the first of the McGee books, and with 21 tomes in John D. MacDonald’s book series so far, Fox will be hoping this one has legs so it can make more. After a somewhat torturous development process, Mangold is set in the director’s chair, working from a script that has seen input from Dennis Lehane and Scott Frank. As for what Pike, Peltz and Dinklage will be playing? Their roles have yet to be revealed, »

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Peter Dinklage and Nicola Peltz Join 'Deep Blue Good-by'

13 March 2015 6:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age of Extinction) are in talks to join Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike in 20th Century Fox's adaptation The Deep Blue Good-by. The novel of the same name by John D. MacDonald was published in 1964, and was the first in his 21-book series of mystery-adventure books centering on Travis McGee (Christian Bale). Leonardo DiCaprio was once attached to play McGee before Christian Bale signed on.

In the novels, McGee made his living as a "salvage consultant," living as a bachelor on a houseboat. The adaptation will be set in modern day, portraying McGee as an Afghanistan war veteran, who tries to track down stolen sapphires which leads him to a "sadistic torturer." Peter Dinklage is playing a mathematician who struck it rich after developing an app, and becomes McGee's new sidekick. Nicola Peltz is playing the woman who hires McGee to find the sapphires. »

- MovieWeb

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Peter Dinklage, Nicola Peltz in Talks for ‘Deep Blue Goodbye’ with Christian Bale

13 March 2015 4:11 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actors Peter Dinklage and Nicola Peltz are diving into Fox’s “Deep Blue Goodbye.” The Golden Globe-winning “Game of Thrones” star and “Transformers: Age of Extinction” ingenue are in talks to join previously announced cast Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike, an individual with knowledge of both deals told TheWrap. “Deep Blue” tells of a Fort Lauderdale beach bum who lives on a houseboat called The Busted Flush, where he takes mysterious cases and gets into trouble helping damsels in distress. Also Read: ‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Explain HBO Drama in 30 Seconds: ‘Blood, Death, Boobs, Revenge’ (Video) “Mystic River” author Dennis Lehane wrote the most. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Peter Dinklage And Nicola Peltz Join Christian Bale In The Deep Blue Good-By

13 March 2015 2:49 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Game Of ThronesPeter Dinklage and Transformers: Age Of Extinction star Nicola Peltz have entered talks to appear in Fox’s franchise-starter The Deep Blue Good-By. Based on John D. MacDonald’s series of novels about a free-wheelin’ bachelor with a taste for trouble, the studio are aiming to kickstart a series of movies with Christian Bale at the center.

James Mangold (The Wolverine, Walk The Line) will direct The Deep Blue Good-By, the first in a proposed line of adaptations. It will revolve around the self-proclaimed “savage consultant” Travis McGee (Bale), who has been transformed from novel to screen from a house boat-livin’, easy-going beach bum into… an Afghan war vet.

The latest versions of the screenplay, penned by Wolvie scribe Scott Frank – who in turn reworked a series of earlier drafts by Dennis Lehane – will now find the experienced military man “on the trail of stolen sapphires which leads to a sadistic torturer. »

- Gem Seddon

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Peter Dinklage in Talks to Join Christian Bale in ‘Deep Blue Good-by’

13 March 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Dinklage is in early talks to join Christian Bale in Fox 2000’s “The Deep Blue Good-by.”

Rosamund Pike also stars with James Mangold directing.

Dennis Lehane wrote the script with Scott Frank writing the latest draft. Pic is based on the Travis McGee series by author John D. MacDonald.

Written by MacDonald in 1964, “The Deep Blue Good-by” is the first in a series of 21 books that followed Travis McGee (Bale), a self-described “salvage consultant” who recovers others’ property for a fee and along the way gets into trouble fighting bad guys and wooing women.

Chernin Entertainment is producing with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran through Appian Way along with Amy Robinson.

Dinklage is repped by CAA, manager David Ginsberg and attorney Karl Austen.

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- Justin Kroll

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Rosamund Pike joins Christian Bale in The Deep Blue Good-By?

28 February 2015 9:19 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rosamund Pike is set to star in The Deep Blue Good-By alongside Christian Bale.

The Oscar-nominated Gone Girl actress is joining the cast in the adaptation of John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee books.

According to Empire, Bale will play McGee, a detective from Florida and "salvage consultant".

The Deep Blue Good-By is the first of 21 books about McGee so 20th Century Fox has plenty of potential for future sequels.

James Mangold will direct from a script written by Dennis Lehane and Scott Frank.

Pike will soon be featured as the voice of Lady Penelope in the new TV version of Thunderbirds. »

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Rosamund Pike set for The Deep Blue Good-By opposite Christian Bale

27 February 2015 7:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having enjoyed critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for her work in the superb Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike has wasted no time in choosing her next project.

Variety is reporting that the British actress is set to join Oscar winner Christian Bale (The Fighter, The Dark Knight Trilogy) in The Deep Blue Good-By, an adaptation of a Travis McGee novel to be directed by James Mangold, who worked with Bale in his 3:10 To Yuma remake in 2007.

Travis McGee is a detective in John D. MacDonald’s popular mystery series, and The Deep Blue Good-by was first published in 1964. The official synopsis of the story is:

Travis McGee is a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He.s also a knight-errant who.s wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule »

- Scott J. Davis

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Casting: Pike, Lively, Kurylenko, Stanfield

26 February 2015 10:04 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Deep Blue Good-by

Rosamund Pike is in talks to play the female lead opposite Christian Bale in James Mangold's film adaptation of John D. MacDonald's 1964 pulp novel "The Deep Blue Good-by" at 20th Century Fox. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson-Killoran are producing.

Bale plays Travis McGee a self-described “salvage consultant” who recovers others’ property for a fee and along the way gets into trouble fighting bad guys and wooing women. Dennis Lehane penned the script, with Scott Frank working on the most recent draft. [Source: Variety]

All I See Is You

Blake Lively and Jason Clarke have scored the lead roles in Marc Forster's indie psychologial thriller "All I See Is You" for Sc International Pictures. Forster, Michael Selby, Craig Baumgarten, Michael Selby and Jillian Kugler will produce.

The story follows and blind woman and her husband who, upon restoration of her sight, begin to discover previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, »

- Garth Franklin

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Rosamund Pike Joins The Deep Blue Good-By

26 February 2015 4:17 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With The Deep Blue Good-By landing the services of Christian Bale to star and James Mangold to direct, 20th Century Fox’s adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee books is coming together at last. The next part of puzzle is finding a female lead, and it looks like Rosamund Pike will fill that role.Bale is playing charismatic rogue McGee, a Floridian sleuth and “salvage consultant” who is always getting into deeper water than he intends with dangerous women and very bad men. The Deep Blue Good-By represents the first of the McGee books, and with 21 tomes in MacDonald’s series so far, Fox will be hoping this one has legs so it can make more. After a somewhat torturous development process, Mangold is set in the director’s chair, working from a script that has seen input from Dennis Lehane and Scott Frank. Pike, last seen as »

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Rosamund Pike Joins Christian Bale In The Deep Blue Good-By

26 February 2015 12:24 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For Rosamund Pike, it seems that not bagging the Best Actress Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards hasn’t hurt her future prospects. Variety reports that she’s now entered talks to star opposite Christian Bale in The Deep Blue Good-By. The adaptation is currently set up over at Fox with Chernin Entertainment and Appian Way set to produce.

The Wolverine director James Mangold will be at the helm, for what’s being touted as the start of a potential new franchise. The Deep Blue Good-By will adapt the first of John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee series of novels. Each successive book traces the story of McGee (represented onscreen by Bale), a self-described “salvage consultant” who recovers others’ property for a fee and along the way gets into trouble fighting bad guys and wooing women.

For an in-depth look at the novel, check out the synopsis below (via »

- Gem Seddon

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