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Sam Raimi Circles ‘A Prophet,’ Greta Gerwig and Marjane Satrapi Set Casts for Directorial Efforts, and More

25 January 2016 9:37 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It was inevitable that Hollywood would remake Jacques Audiard’s stylish gangster classic A Prophet, but at least there’s considerable talent gathering behind the scenes. It’s been reported that famed crime novelist and The Drop scribe Dennis Lehane will pen the script, while Sam Raimi has eyed the director’s chair. Raimi’s late filmography has been spotty, but his last foray into crime, A Simple Plan, fit like a glove. Audiard’s original film follows a man in prison who’s taken under the tutelage of a crime boss. [Deadline]

After co-writing credits on Noah Baumbach efforts Frances Ha and Mistress America, Greta Gerwig is finally stepping behind the camera herself. Gerwig will direct fellow “it girl” and Best Actress nominee Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird. The film will follow a high school senior spending her last year at home in Sacramento. [Deadline]

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Sam Raimi In Contention To Remake Acclaimed French Thriller A Prophet

25 January 2016 8:04 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sam Raimi, founding father of The Evil Dead franchise and the director behind such work as Drag Me to Hell, has opened talks to take the reins of A Prophet, the long-gestating remake of Jacques Audiard’s acclaimed French thriller.

Word comes by way of Deadline, reporting that the nascent project has set up shop at Sony with producer Neal H. Moritz (Furious 7, Jack the Giant Slayer) also attached. Indeed, it’s the first sign of activity from the studio’s remake in some time, considering that Moritz first tabled the concept of a remake back in 2013. Dennis Lehane, meanwhile, remains on board to pen the script.

First released in 2009, A Prophet earned critical acclaim when it made its bow, nabbing a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee the following year. Orbiting around an Algerian youth named Malik El Djebena, the hard-hitting drama charts his meteoric rise to the »

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Sam Raimi may direct remake of French crime thriller A Prophet

25 January 2016 7:35 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Sam Raimi hasn't directed a feature film since 2013's Oz The Great And Powerful, but according to Variety, he is currently in talks with Sony to helm a remake of Jacques Audiard's Oscar-nominated French thriller A Prophet. The script was adapted by Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane, and the studio's next task is to find someone to star in the planned film.... Read More »

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Sam Raimi to direct a remake of ‘A Prophet’

25 January 2016 2:41 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sam Raimi is reportedly in talks to direct an American remake of the 2009 French film A Prophet. Variety is reporting the news that the legendary Evil Dead director is to tackle an English-language remake of the film, one that Dennis Lehane has adapted from the source material.

The original film revolved around an Arab man who is sent to a French prison and soon becomes a Mafia kingpin among the prisoners.

The trade reports that the studio behind the remake, Sony, want this to go before the cameras later this year. Expect casting news very soon.

The post Sam Raimi to direct a remake of ‘A Prophet’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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Sam Raimi in talks to direct A Prophet remake

23 January 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Sam Raimi has entered talks with Sony with regards to directing the studio’s planned remake of the 2010 French crime drama A Prophet, which has been written by author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island).

A Prophet was directed by Jacques Audiard and tells the story of a petty criminal who is sent to prison and rises through the inmate hierarchy to become a mafia kingpin. The critically-acclaimed film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, and won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, as well as the BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language and nine Cesar Awards.

Raimi’s last film was 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, although he has since directed two episodes of Rake, along with the pilot for Ash vs Evil Dead.

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Sam Raimi linked with remake of A Prophet

23 January 2016 3:24 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Sam Raimi is jumping from superheroes and Oz, to possibly helming the mooted remake of A Prophet.

After spending a number of years with superheroes, fantasy characters and demonic gypsies, Sam Raimi might find himself at the helm of a gritty crime thriller. 

Variety reports that Raimi is in talks to direct Sony’s American remake of A Prophet, the masterful 2009 French film about a small-time Algerian convict who rises to become a criminal overlord inside the walls of a prison.

The script is being adapted by novelist Dennis Lehane, whose books include Mystic River and Shutter Island, and who recently wrote the screenplay for the indie crime drama The Drop (based on his short story Animal Rescue).

Raimi’s last film was 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, and his other recent directorial efforts include Drag Me To Hell and the Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire. »

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Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct 'A Prophet' Remake

23 January 2016 11:43 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures is moving forward with its remake of the 2010 French drama A Prophet, with the studio finally finding a director, more than two years after screenwriter Dennis Lehane came aboard to write the script. Deadline reports that Sam Raimi is in early negotiations to direct the remake. Sony is producing the remake alongside Neal H. Moritz's Original Film company.

Sony Pictures obtained the remake rights back in June 2013 to the original film. The story centers on Tahar Rahim's character, an Arab man sent to a French prison, where he becomes a mafia leader. Director Jacques Audiard's drama won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2010. Talks with Sam Raimi are said to be in early stages, but the negotiations look promising. Here's what Neal H. Moritz had to say about the remake back in »

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Sam Raimi To Direct "A Prophet" Remake

23 January 2016 8:49 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Sam Raimi is reportedly in talks to direct the English language-remake of Jacques Audiard's acclaimed 2009 French film "A Prophet" at Sony Pictures and Original Film.

A Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee and Grand Prize winner at Cannes, the story follows a young Arab man (Tahar Rahim) and his rise to power in a criminal syndicate after he is mentored by a crime boss.

Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe will produce the new take with Dennis Lehane penning the script for the new version. Production aims to get underway mid-2016.

Source: Variety »

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Sam Raimi To Direct Remake Of Jacques Audiard's 'A Prophet'

22 January 2016 3:47 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A few years back, it was announced that Neal H. Moritz, the producer behind cinematic acts of subtlety like "Furious 7," "Jack the Giant Slayer,"  "Battle: Los Angeles," "S.W.A.T," "Stealth," and "I Am Legend," was going to push ahead with a remake of Jacques Audiard's Oscar-nominated "A Prophet." It sent a chill down our spine, but luckily, there was no further news.....until today.... Read More: Novelist Denis Lehane Tapped To Pen Remake Of 'A Prophet' Deadline report that Sam Raimi is in early talks to direct the movie. Not the most obvious choice, but an interesting one, and let's not forget, Raimi has shown a penchant for surprises (check out his lean and nifty little thriller "A Simple Plan"). There is also a bit of silver lining to cling to as Dennis Lehane ("The Drop," "The Wire," "Mystic River") is penning screenplay, and »

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Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct Sony’s Remake of ‘A Prophet’

22 January 2016 3:20 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Raimi is in talks to direct Sony’s remake of “A Prophet.”

Dennis Lehane adapted the script with Neal H. Moritz is on board to produce. Toby Jaffe is overseeing for the Original Pictures. Insiders say Jaffe was the one who felt the film fit Lehane’s style and was the person who introduced him to the project.

The original followed an Arab man who is sent to a French prison and soon becomes a Mafia kingpin among the prisoners.

The film starred Tahar Rahim and went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. It was also nominated for best foreign film at the 2010 Oscars.

The studio will now move quickly to find its star as Raimi hopes to get the film into production by mid-2016.

While he is best known for his big-budget tentpoles like the “Spider-Man” pics and most recently “Oz the Great and Powerful, »

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Sam Raimi Circles ‘A Prophet’, Remake Of French Crime Thriller

22 January 2016 3:07 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Sam Raimi is in early talks to direct A Prophet, a remake of the 2010 French film for Sony and Neal Moritz’s Original Film. Moritz and Toby Jaffe are producing, and the remake has a script by Dennis Lehane. The Jacques Audiard-directed French film chronicles a young man’s rise to the top of a crime syndicate after he’s mentored by the boss. The pic was a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee in 2010, won Grand Prize at Cannes and nine César Awards in… »

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First Live By Night Set Photos Send Zoe Saldana And Ben Affleck Back To The Roaring ’20s

19 January 2016 6:30 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Production on Ben Affleck’s next directorial effort Live By Night may have taken some time to ease into motion – that ol’ DC Expanded Universe is a time consumer, after all – but we’re finally beginning to see the first evidence that the actor-cum-director’s project is starting to take shape.

Case in point: today’s batch of set photos that have emerged from the film’s Californian set. Sending Affleck and his co-star Zoe Saldana back to the roaring ’20s, the film is based on Dennis Lehane’s Prohibition-era crime epic of the same name, set during a time when the bullets were flying and the liquor was flowing.

Headlining the drama as Joe Coughlin, Affleck steps into the shoes of a conniving trickster who shuns life in a decorated police family for a career on the streets, engaging in petty crimes and nine kinds »

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Ben Affleck and Zoë Saldana are Prohibition Era Chic Filming Live by Night

12 January 2016 9:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ben Affleck and Zoë Saldana sure make fictional criminal activity look glamorous. Not that they're criminals, of course, but the project they are currently filming — Affleck’s latest directorial effort Live by Night is set in the world of crime. Dressed in dapper and elegant fashion from the time period, the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice star and happy new mom look very much the part of two characters straight out of the roaring 20s. Judging from the series of photos taken of the two stars on the chilly Los Angeles set (temperature evidence courtesy of the warm »

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Ben Affleck and Zoë Saldana are Prohibition Era Chic Filming Live by Night

12 January 2016 9:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ben Affleck and Zoë Saldana sure make fictional criminal activity look glamorous. Not that they're criminals, of course, but the project they are currently filming — Affleck’s latest directorial effort Live by Night is set in the world of crime. Dressed in dapper and elegant fashion from the time period, the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice star and happy new mom look very much the part of two characters straight out of the roaring 20s. Judging from the series of photos taken of the two stars on the chilly Los Angeles set (temperature evidence courtesy of the warm »

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