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The Big Short begins filming, cast officially announced

22 April 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment have today announced the start of production on The Big Short, their A-list ensemble piece that is currently filming in New Orleans.

Anchorman 2 director Adam McKay is directing the film which stars Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Brad Pitt (Fury), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) and Ryan Gosling (Drive), as well as newly announced additions Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler) and Melissa Leo (The Fighter).

McKay re-wrote the film from a previous script from Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs), which is based on bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. The book tells the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.

Tracy Letts (Homeland), Hamish Linklater (The Newsroom), John Magaro (Unbroken »

- Scott J. Davis

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Steve Carrell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt To Star in The Big Short

21 April 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

New movie alert! Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment has announced that “The Big Short,” a movie written and directed by Adam McKay of “Anchorman” franchise and “The Other Guys” fame, will begin filming in New Orleans. Also announced were several big names associated with the film. Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt will star in the film as well as Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei. Also starring in the film are Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, Byron Mann, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock. McKay based the script for “The Big Short” on another script by Charles Randolph (“Love and Other Drugs”)  [ Read More ]

The post Steve Carrell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt To Star in The Big Short appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Marisa Tomei Joins The Big Short

21 April 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We've already had a couple of 'another actor joins big ensemble movie' stories this morning, and this one will be no different. Apart from the names and the film, obviously. This time it's Adam McKay's financial drama The Big Short, and the actress in question is Marisa Tomei. She joins the already-aboard Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Melissa LeoAnchorman director McKay has been developing this one for a while now, working up something very different from his usual comedy brand. It's based on Moneyball author Michael Lewis’ book, subtitled 'Inside The Doomsday Machine', and follows several key people who had roles in creative the toxic credit bubble that sent the financial markets into panic mode over the last decade. Also announced as having just signed up are Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock, although »

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Pitt, Carell and Gosling are making 'The Big Short' for Paramount

21 April 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Via press release Paramount announced today that Brad Pitt, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling have joined director Adam McCay's The Big Short

From Paramount:

Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for “The Big Short,” with Christian Bale (“American Hustle,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Ryan Gosling (“Drive,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and Brad Pitt (“Fury,” “World War Z”) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the “Anchorman” films, “The Other Guys”). The film also stars Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and Marisa Tomei (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Wrestler”). The film’s screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (“Love And Other Drugs”), based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. “The Big Short” is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, »

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The Big Short Starts Shooting With Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt

21 April 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Writer/director Adam McKay is not only funny, but he's passionate about the economic disparity that plagues this country. Aside from the fact that I love most of his movies, I love his political outrage, which I find to be well-honed and persistent but in a way that's not irritating and actually has a chance of reaching people beyond the converted. So while The Big Short looks like it will be markedly less humorous than his other films (on purpose, it's a drama), I'm betting he nails it. And he'll have a lot of great help too. We reported earlier that Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale were onboard the film, and provided a more recent update that Steve Carell had joined the team. Now comes the news that The Big Short has started shooting and that Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei have joined the cast. McKay and Charles Randolph »

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Brad Pitt, Christian Bale to star in ‘The Big Short’

21 April 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Brad Pitt will act in his second Michael Lewis adaption after Moneyball alongside Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei.

Production is underway in New Orleans on the Plan B, Paramount and New Regency non-fiction adaptation about investors who ‘shorted’ the market at the time of the housing bubble prior to the 2008 financial collapse.  

Adam McKay directs The Big Short, based on his screenplay from a script by Charles Randolph. The full title of Lewis’ non-fiction bestseller is The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine.

Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock round out the key cast.

Pitt, partner Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B are producing the film. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘The Big Short’ has a rather large cast of big name actors

21 April 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There’s nothing short about the list of big name actors in the cast for the upcoming movie by Anchorman helmer Adam McKay.

Deadline reported on Tuesday that Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Brad Pitt are set to join Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei in McKay’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The book tells the story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.

This is McKay’s first dive into large-scale drama after making a name for himself with comedy hits such as Anchorman, The Other Guys, and Step Brothers. He most recently worked with Marvel and Paul Rudd on the script for Ant-Man, which just released its second trailer, and is rumored to be on the shortlist »

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Marisa Tomei Joins Star-Studded Financial Drama The Big Short

21 April 2015 1:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Early reports linking Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Steve Carell to roles in The Big Short began in January this year, and were finally been verified this morning. Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment have ended negotiations with the star-studded ensemble who are all confirmed to appear in the adaptation of Michael Lewis’ best-selling book.

The non-fiction narrative tells the story of several key players responsible for the 2008 marketing crash, and how their individual actions had major consequences on the stock market. Anchorman helmer Adam McKay is directing this one to the big screen based on a script by Charles Randolph. Despite the dry subject matter, the injection of several A-list names hints at a production geared towards award-savvy audiences.

Gosling, Bale and Carell topline as three figures in the investment world whose decisions saw them profit from the catastrophe. Pitt, who will do double-duty while producing for Plan B, »

- Gem Seddon

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Paramount Officially Announces Cast of 'Big Short' Including Pitt, Bale, Carell and Gosling

21 April 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment officially announced the cast of Adam McKay's The Big Short today and it's an impressive cast to say the least. Based on Michael Lewis' best-seller "The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine" about the housing and credit bubble of the 2000s, the film will star Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt and joining them are a pair of Oscar winners in Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler), which is to say this is also sort of a Crazy, Stupid, Love. reunion between Carell, Gosling and Tomei. The film's final screenplay is credited to McKay, written from an earlier draft penned by Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs) based on Lewis' book. As for the film's actual plot, nothing is said other to offer a similar recap as I did above with the press release reading: »

- Brad Brevet

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Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling To Star In The Big Short Film

21 April 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for The Big Short, with Christian Bale (“American Hustle,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Ryan Gosling (“Drive,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and Brad Pitt (“Fury,” “World War Z”) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the “Anchorman” films, “The Other Guys”). The film also stars Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and Marisa Tomei (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Wrestler”).

The film’s screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (“Love And Other Drugs”), based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.

The Big Short is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.

Rounding out the cast is Tracy Letts (“Homeland,” “Elvis & Nixon”), Hamish Linklater (“The Newsroom, »

- Michelle McCue

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Gosling, Pitt, Bale, Team On "Big Short"

21 April 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei are all reportedly set to star in the Adam McKay-directed adaptation of "Moneyball" and "The Blind Side" author Michael Lewis' book "The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine" for Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment.

The story deals with how genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to 'short' the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.

"Anchorman" helmer McKay wrote the most recent draft from a script by Charles Randolph. Production will shortly get underway in New Orleans.

Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock also star while Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Mad Men season 7 episode 10 review: The Forecast

20 April 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mad Men’s writing and direction continue to be first-class as its final season moves towards an endgame for Don Draper...

This review contains spoilers.

7.10 The Forecast

What happens next? Don Draper was canvassing opinion in this week’s future anxiety-themed episode of Mad Men, and failing to find a satisfying answer. While 1970 America was asking itself what the new decade meant, its fictional analogue in the sharp suit was staring out of a window pondering the same question.

No matter who Don asked to do his “what we want from the future” homework, nobody could provide him with a good enough answer. The man signing million dollar cheques and sitting in an office decorated with awards scoffed at their material dreams of bigger accounts and personal fame. “And then?” was his repeated refrain. When you’ve got the dream job, made the cash, bought the Jaguar or the Hershey »

- louisamellor

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Round-up: Goldwyn gets ‘A Brilliant Young Mind’

13 April 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired Us rights to Morgan Matthew’s feature directorial debut.

A Brilliant Young Mind stars Asa Butterfield as an autistic maths prodigy and Sally Hawkins plays his mother, while Rafe Spall is the unconventional tutor who takes him on an eventful trip to Taiwan to train for the International Mathematics Olympiad.

The film premiered in Toronto last year. The distirbutor brokered the deal with Bankside Films and plans a sumer release.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures has acquired film rights to Joe Navarro’s thriller Three Minutes To Doomsday. The Cold War story is based on Navarro’s work as the FBI’s leading body language expert and how that led to the discovery of a massive security breach. Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, recently acquired North American rights for the book. Steve Ross and Paul Weitzman represent Navarro for Abrams Artists Agency.Cinelicious Pics has »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Us: Goldwyn gets ‘A Brilliant Young Mind’

13 April 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired Us rights to Morgan Matthew’s feature directorial debut.

A Brilliant Young Mind stars Asa Butterfield as an autistic maths prodigy and Sally Hawkins plays his mother, while Rafe Spall is the unconventional tutor who takes him on an eventful trip to Taiwan to train for the International Mathematics Olympiad.

The film premiered in Toronto last year. The distirbutor brokered the deal with Bankside Films and plans a sumer release.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures has acquired film rights to Joe Navarro’s thriller Three Minutes To Doomsday. The Cold War story is based on Navarro’s work as the FBI’s leading body language expert and how that led to the discovery of a massive security breach. Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, recently acquired North American rights for the book. Steve Ross and Paul Weitzman represent Navarro for Abrams Artists Agency.Cinelicious Pics has »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Morgan Matthews' 'A Brilliant Young Mind'

13 April 2015 12:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: New Trailer For Tiff Crowdpleasing Math Drama 'X+Y' With Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins & Rafe Spall Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Morgan Matthews' inspirational coming-of-age drama "A Brilliant Young Mind," starring Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September under the title "X+Y" and is based on Matthews' 2007 documentary "Beautiful Young Minds." Butterfield stars as Nathan, an autistic teenage math prodigy being mentored by his unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys (Spall). When it becomes clear that his talents are enough to earn him a place on the British team competing at the highly revered International Mathematics Olympiad, Nathan heads to Taiwan for an unforgettable, life-affirming journey.  "We are excited to bring this incredibly moving and inspiring film to audiences around the »

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Asa Butterfield Dramedy Formerly Known as 'X+Y' Lands at Samuel Goldwyn

13 April 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Asa Butterfield broke out big in "Hugo" and "Ender's Game" and now establishes himself as a bright star to watch in "A Brilliant Young Mind," Morgan Matthews' drama formerly known as "X+Y" at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival. Samuel Goldwyn plans a Summer 2015 release. Butterfield plays Nathan, a teen math prodigy on the autistic spectrum opposite Sally Hawkins (Oscar-nominated for "Blue Jasmine" and should-have-been-Oscar-nominated for "Happy-Go-Lucky") as his mother and Rafe Spall as his unconventional teacher who primes him for the International Mathematics Olympiad in Taiwan, where Nathan meets the beautiful Zhang Mei (Jo Yang). It sounds cheesy, but the film, inspired by Matthews' 2007 documentary "Beautiful Young Minds," was adored by all in Toronto, with a whopping 100% on the Tomatometer. "Matthews' debut fiction feature... proves potent on its own terms as a satisfying, compelling drama with definite »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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‘A Brilliant Young Mind’ Lands At Samuel Goldwyn

13 April 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Morgan Matthews' A Brilliant Young Mind, the drama previously titled X+Y when it debuted in the fall at the Toronto Film Festival. Based on Matthews’ 2007 documentary, the feature scripted by James Graham stars Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as a teenage math prodigy on the autistic spectrum who faces challenges when he is selected to compete in the International Mathematics Olympiad. Sally Hawkins, Rafe Spall and Eddie Marsan… »

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Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins Drama ‘A Brilliant Young Mind’ Sells to Samuel Goldwyn Films

13 April 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Morgan Matthews’ drama “A Brilliant Young Mind” starring Asa Butterfield and Sally Hawkins, the company announced Monday. Written by James Graham, the film was previously titled “X + Y” and it will debut in theaters this summer. Rafe Spall and Eddie Marsan co-star in “A Brilliant Young Mind,” which was inspired by Matthews’ 2007 documentary “Beautiful Young Minds.” The movie premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and stars Butterfield as a teenage math prodigy on the autistic spectrum. Also Read: Sundance: Emile Hirsch Movie ‘Ten Thousand Saints’ Acquired by Screen Media Films Preferring to. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Mad Men season 7 episode 9 review: New Business

13 April 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This week’s Mad Men may not be a classic, but it takes care of old business and starts clearing a path to the show’s finale…

This review contains spoilers.

7. 9 New Business

New Business was a bridge, not a destination. As such, it’ll never be anyone’s favourite Mad Men episode but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a piece of crucial engineering. It took Don from cosy milkshake-making domesticity with Betty and the kids to an apartment stripped bare – a simplified flick-book reminder of his trajectory over the last decade, if you like.

It also, with the help of a fat cheque, said goodbye to Megan (if not the entire Calvet clan, depending on how Marie and Roger get on) and shoved Betty towards her own potential ending. A master’s degree in Psychology will be perfect for Birdie – she could get a lifetime’s business »

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Britain's Got Talent returns to ITV with 9.5 million viewers

12 April 2015 2:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Britain's Got Talent returned to more than 9.5 million viewers last night (April 11), according to overnight figures.

The ninth series of the ITV reality show averaged 9.58m (43.2%) from 8pm (+1: 551k/2.6%), down from last year's premiere which attracted 10.5m (45%).

Ninja Warrior UK began its run with 3.68m (20.1%), and Play to the Whistle premiered to 2.92m (14%) from 9.20pm.

On BBC One, the latest episode of Atlantis managed 2.57m (12.4%) before The National Lottery: In It to Win It drew 2.58m (11.4%). Casualty treated 4.18m (20.1%) from 9.20pm.

BBC Two's golf coverage of The Masters averaged 1.4m (8%) between 7.30pm and midnight.

On Channel 4, Will Smith movie Independence Day aired to 1.03m (5.1%) from 6.40pm. Afterwards, I Give It a Year starring Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall was watched by 1m (5.5%).

Over on Channel 5, CSI's latest instalment drew 915k (5.5%) from 10.10pm.

The multichannels were topped by ITV2's Britain's Got More Talent, which appealed to 1.45m (7.1%) from 9.20pm. »

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