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9 items from 2005


McDonough on active duty for 'Guardian'

14 December 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Neal McDonough has joined the cast of The Guardian for Touchstone Pictures and Beacon Pictures. Buena Vista Pictures will distribute domestically. The film, which stars Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Costner and Sela Ward, revolves around the relationship between a rebellious Coast Guard enlistee (Kutcher) and a legendary rescue swimmer (Costner). McDonough will play Skinner, a protege of Costner's character. Andy Davis will direct the film from a screenplay by Ron Brinkerhoff and James Vanderbilt. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing, and Peter MacGregor-Scott is executive producing. »

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'Number' is up for Shue at New Line

7 November 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Elisabeth Shue has been cast opposite Jim Carrey in The Number 23, a psychological thriller Joel Schumacher is directing for New Line Cinema. Contrafilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing. The film, written by Fernley Phillips, sees Carrey as a man who comes into contact with an obscure book titled The Number 23. As he reads it, he becomes increasingly convinced that the book is based on his own life. His obsession with the number 23 starts to consume him to the point that he soon realizes that the book forecasts far graver consequences for his life than he could ever have imagined. Shue plays Carrey's wife as well as a character in the book. »

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Shaiman hears 'inner song' in 'Bob' musical

4 November 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Tony-winning composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman has signed on for musical duties on Touchstone Pictures' Bob the Musical. Mark Waters is attached to direct the musical comedy, which is being produced by Benderspink's Chris Bender and JC Spink and Contrafilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson. Shaiman, who was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the song "Blame Canada" in 1999's South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, will write music and lyrics for the Mike Bender-written comedy that follows a mild-mannered man who suddenly hears the "inner song" of people's hearts after being struck in the head. Shaiman also will act as a consultant to musical-ize the script. »

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Shaiman hears 'inner song' in 'Bob' musical

4 November 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Tony-winning composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman has signed on for musical duties on Touchstone Pictures' Bob the Musical. Mark Waters is attached to direct the musical comedy, which is being produced by Benderspink's Chris Bender and JC Spink and Contrafilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson. Shaiman, who was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the song "Blame Canada" in 1999's South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, will write music and lyrics for the Mike Bender-written comedy that follows a mild-mannered man who suddenly hears the "inner song" of people's hearts after being struck in the head. Shaiman also will act as a consultant to musical-ize the script. »

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The Vine: A-list leads eyeing 'Stompanato'

24 August 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Keanu Reeves and Catherine Zeta-Jones are circling Stompanato, a biopic about Johnny Stompanato, the boyfriend of actress Lana Turner who was killed by her young daughter, Cheryl Crane. Adrian Lyne is attached to direct. Producing the project are Contrafilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson along with Erwin Stoff. The script was written by David and Janet Peoples (12 Monkeys) and Sebastian Gutierrez (Snakes on a Plane). The project has landed on the steps of Warner Bros. Pictures but has not made the studio its home yet as dealmaking has not started. »

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The Vine: A-list leads eyeing 'Stompanato'

24 August 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Keanu Reeves and Catherine Zeta-Jones are circling Stompanato, a biopic about Johnny Stompanato, the boyfriend of actress Lana Turner who was killed by her young daughter, Cheryl Crane. Adrian Lyne is attached to direct. Producing the project are Contrafilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson along with Erwin Stoff. The script was written by David and Janet Peoples (12 Monkeys) and Sebastian Gutierrez (Snakes on a Plane). The project has landed on the steps of Warner Bros. Pictures but has not made the studio its home yet as dealmaking has not started. »

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Thriller 'Straight' on New Line path

11 August 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New Line Cinema has picked up the spec thriller Scared Straight from writer Joe Gazzam. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing via their Contrafilm shingle. Straight is about a governor's teenage son who is sent to prison as part of Scared Straight, a crime-prevention program that imprisons delinquent teens for a short period in the hopes of deterring them from a life of crime. While the teenager is there, a riot breaks out and the prisoners take him hostage. He teams up with other street kids and an con to stop the riot. Overseeing for New Line are Jeff Katz and Toby Emmerich. »

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'Guardian' teams Costner and Kutcher

12 May 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher are teaming up for The Guardian, an action-drama being made by Touchstone Pictures and Beacon Entertainment. The story centers on a rebellious young man who (Kutcher) enlists in the Coast Guard where he forms a mentor-friendship with a legendary rescue swimmer (Costner) who lost his crew in a fatal crash. Contrafilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing along with Beacon. Andrew Davis (The Fugitive) is directing. A fall start date is planned. »

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Helmer Kapur takes 'Solace' for New Line

17 March 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Shekhar Kapur has signed to direct the Bruce Willis starrer "Solace" for New Line Cinema. "Solace" tells the tale of a doctor with psychic abilities (Willis) who is enlisted by the police to help track down a serial killer who turns out to have psychic abilities as well. Ted Griffin and Sean Bailey wrote the script. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson produce through their Contrafilm label along with Matthias Emcke. Toby Emmerich and Richard Brener will oversee for the studio. Kapur directed "Elizabeth", which earned him a Golden Globe best director nomination and a David Lean Award for direction at the BAFAs. He also directed 2002's "The Four Feathers". He is repped by CAA. »

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