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Mark Boal Decries Military “Fishing Expedition” In Bowe Bergdahl Case

22 July 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Journalist and Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal has told a federal judge that he would suffer "irreparable injury" to his career and reputation if he is forced to turn over confidential information he obtained during 25 hours of taped interviews with accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. On Wednesday, under the threat of a subpoena, Boal filed a suit against President Obama, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and the Army major who is prosecuting Bergdahl, seeking an… »

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Mark Boal sues Us government over Bowe Bergdahl tapes

22 July 2016 11:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Hurt Locker who also wrote Zero Dark Thirty, is suing Barack Obama and the Us government over a threat to seize his taped interviews with Bowe Bergdahl.

The accused Army deserter and prisoner of war is facing a general court-martial and Boal, through his lawyers, is attempting to prevent the military prosecutor in the Bergdahl case from forcing a private citizen [Boal] into military court to relinquish legally protected materials for an ongoing military trial.

Mark Boal fully supports the military justice system and believes that Bergdahl has to face the music in a fair judicial process,” said his lawyer. “But Boal is a civilian and a journalist, and under the First Amendment, he should not be hauled into a military court to divulge his unpublished and confidential materials. We are asking the federal court in Los Angeles to protect Mark Boal’s constitutional rights.”

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’Zero Dark Thirty’ Screenwriter Mark Boal Sues U.S. Government Over Bowe Bergdahl ‘Serial’ Interviews

22 July 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Screenwriter, producer and “Serial” contributor Mark Boal is suing the U.S. government over the possibility that he will be subpoenaed over his recorded interviews with U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, some of which appeared on the second season of the popular podcast as Boal was gathering materials for a possible film about the soldier who deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, only to be captured by the Taliban and held for nearly five years.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Boal “contends in a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday that a potential subpoena from a military prosecutor demanding about 25 hours of recorded interviews conducted with U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl flouts his rights as a reporter. He’s holding up the First Amendment and seeking a declaration from a judge that would prevent the subpoena from issuing or being enforced.”

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Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter suing Us government to protect Bowe Bergdahl interviews

22 July 2016 3:04 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Oscar winner Mark Boal has filed a lawsuit to prevent a subpoena of his interviews with former PoW Bergdahl, which were used in the podcast Serial

The Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal is suing Us president Barack Obama and the country’s federal government, according to Variety.

Boal, who also wrote the screenplay for The Hurt Locker, has filed a lawsuit in response to the subpoenaing of interviews he conducted with former PoW Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for five years and subsequently accused of deserting the Us army.

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‘Hurt Locker’ Writer Mark Boal Sues to Stop Subpoena of Bowe Bergdahl ‘Serial’ Tapes

21 July 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Zero Dark Thirty” and “Hurt Locker” screenwriter Mark Boal has filed a lawsuit against the United States of America and President Barack Obama, claiming that a military prosecutor is about to subpoena him for confidential information and unpublished materials relating to his interviews with U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Bowdrie “Bowe” Bergdahl, against Boal’s First Amendment rights. In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in California on Wednesday, Boal said that military prosecutor Justin Oshana — also named as a defendant in the suit — is threatening to subpoena him for the interview material, which makes up more than 25 hours »

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Mark Boal Sues Obama & U.S. Government To Block Military Subpoena Of Bowe Bergdahl Tapes

21 July 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Journalist and Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal has filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Army prosecutor Maj. Justin Oshana in response to the government's threat to subpoena Boal's taped interviews with accused Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held prisoner by the Taliban for five years until his release in 2014. Boal, who won the screenwriting Oscar – and shared the Best Picture Oscar — for The Hurt Lock… »

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Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Mark Boal Sues U.S. Government Over Bowe Bergdahl Interview Tapes

21 July 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mark Boal has sued the U.S. government in response to its threat to subpoena his taped interviews with accused Army deserter and prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, who is facing a general court-martial.

Boal, the screenwriter of “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker,” was planning to make a movie about the U.S. Army sergeant with director Kathryn Bigelow. Bergdahl spent five years as a prisoner of war of the Taliban until his release in May, 2014, in exchange for five Taliban prisoners at the U.S. military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Boal filed the suit in Los Angeles federal court on Thursday, naming as defendants President Barack Obama, Department of Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning, Army court-martial convening authority General Robert Abrams and U.S Army Prosecutor Major Justin Oshana.

Boal said he filed the action to prevent the “nearly unprecedented »

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Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Lands Oscar-Friendly Slot via A24

29 June 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Awards-watchers have been wondering where Mike Mills’ dramedy “20th Century Women,” starring perennial Oscar nominee Annette Bening (“American Beauty,” “The Kids Are All Right”), would land in the fall line-up.

Well, rising indie distributor A24, which is having a strong 2016, has picked up U.S. rights to the film from Annapurna’s Megan Ellison (“Her,” “Joy,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “Zero Dark Thirty”). A24 started out winning Oscars for three films (“Room,” “Ex Machina” and “Amy”), took smart horror flick “The Witch” wide to great success, and now with “The Lobster ” and “Swiss Army Man,” boasts the two highest per theater average limited openings of the year.

Read More: Daniel Radcliffe and His ‘Swiss Army Man’ Dummy: What We Learned From This Dynamic Duo On A24’s NYC Bus Tour

Writer-director Mills’ last film “Beginners” won one Academy Award, for Christopher Plummer. “20th Century Women” is a portrait of three women played by Bening, »

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Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Lands Oscar-Friendly Slot via A24

29 June 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Awards-watchers have been wondering where Mike Mills’ dramedy “20th Century Women,” starring perennial Oscar nominee Annette Bening (“American Beauty,” “The Kids Are All Right”), would land in the fall line-up.

Well, rising indie distributor A24, which is having a strong 2016, has picked up U.S. rights to the film from Annapurna’s Megan Ellison (“Her,” “Joy,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “Zero Dark Thirty”). A24 started out winning Oscars for three films (“Room,” “Ex Machina” and “Amy”), took smart horror flick “The Witch” wide to great success, and now with “The Lobster ” and “Swiss Army Man,” boasts the two highest per theater average limited openings of the year.

Read More: Daniel Radcliffe and His ‘Swiss Army Man’ Dummy: What We Learned From This Dynamic Duo On A24’s NYC Bus Tour

Writer-director Mills’ last film “Beginners” won one Academy Award, for Christopher Plummer. “20th Century Women” is a portrait of three women played by Bening, »

- Anne Thompson

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Movie News: Bryan Cranston Joins 'Power Rangers'; Watch First 'The Birth of a Nation' Trailer

22 June 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Power Rangers: Bryan Cranston says he is "excited" to play Zordon in Power Rangers. The character serves as mentor to the young group members. Elizabeth Banks is already set to play the villainous witch Rita Repulsa. Dean Israelite will direct; the movie is scheduled for theatrical release on March 24, 2017. [Variety/Twitter]   Detroit Project: John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will appear in a currently untitled movie about systemic racism in Detroit. It's set during riots that broke out in the city over five days in the summer of 1967. The movie will start production this summer and is aiming for release in 2017. Kathryn Bigelow will direct, based on a screenplay by Mark Boal; the filmmakers previously collaborated on The Hurt Locker and Zero...

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John Boyega joins Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit riots film

22 June 2016 6:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this year it was revealed that Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal are reuniting for a new film exploring the 1967 Detroit race riots, and now Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega has taken to Twitter to announce that he’s joined the cast of the project.

I've teamed up with Kathryn Bigalow for a movie based on the Detroit riots in 1967. #12thstreet

John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 21, 2016

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John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 21, 2016

The film will tell the story of the ’12th Street Riot’, which began with a police raid on an unlicensed bar before escalating into one of the most destructive an deadliest riots in U.S. history, with 43 people dead and over 1000 injured.

Boyega, who s currently shooting Star Wars: Episode VIII, has recently signed on to appear in Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, and also has the sci-fi thriller The Circle incoming, »

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John Boyega has signed to star in Kathryn Bigalow’s next

22 June 2016 3:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Star Wars star John Boyega is developing his career way past the holy franchise with a role in Point Break and Zero Dark Thirty helmer Kathryn Bigalow‘s next film.

The film, which is still to be titled, will be based on a screenplay by Mark Boal, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, will be a crime movie set against the backdrop of Detroit’s devastating riots that took place over five summer days in 1967, with the film seeking to explore the systemic racism in the city. The roll call is described as an ensemble piece.

Shooting will commence in Detroit and Boston this summer according to the trade. No studio is attached as yet, but Annapurna Pictures are behind the project with Megan Ellison, Matthew Budman and Colin Wilson producing.

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John Boyega joins ‘Untitled Detroit Project’

21 June 2016 3:02 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The in-demand British star has signed on to Kathryn Bigelow’s crime drama backed by Annapurna Pictures.

Bigelow will direct from a screenplay by regular collaborator Mark Boal, with whom she worked on multiple Oscar-winner The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.

Producers are Bigelow, Boal, Annapurna founder Megan Ellison, Matthew Budman, and Colin Wilson. Greg Shapiro serves as executive producer.

Annapurna Pictures is financing what will be Bigelow’s tenth film as director and principal photography is scheduled for this summer. Annapurna International handles sales outside the Us.

Details remain scarce, although representatives for Untitled Detroit Project said it will take place against the backdrop of Detroit’s five-day riots in the summer of 1967.

No Us distributor is attached although Annapurna has targetted a summer 2017 release to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the disturbances.

Boyega broke out in Attack The Block and gained worldwide celebrity upon the release of Star Wars: Episode VII – The »

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John Boyega To Star In Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Film

21 June 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega is now playing in the big leagues, with the young actor being offered role after role in numerous high profile projects. Not too long ago we learned that he’d snagged the lead in the Pacific Rim sequel, and now Deadline is telling us that he’s signed on for Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled Detroit Riots film.

Written by Mark Boal, the crime drama will head in front of cameras this summer and takes place “against the backdrop of Detroit in 1967 amid the city’s devastating riots that took place over five summer days.” The film will explore “systemic racism in urban Detroit” and is being targeted for a 2017 release, to time it with the 50th anniversary of the riots.

Aside from Boyega, no other actors have been cast, but now that a star has been set, you can expect that to change soon. »

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John Boyega Joins Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Riots Drama, Jim Carrey Teams With Eli Roth & More

21 June 2016 1:37 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After signing up for Pacific Rim 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Attack the Block star John Boyega has found his next role. He revealed on Twitter (seen below) that  he’ll take part in Kathryn Bigelow‘s follow-up to her Oscar-winning Zero Dark Thirty. Penned by Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker), the currently untitled film will be set in Detroit during the 5-day riots that took place there in 1967, and will explore the systemic racism of the city. With plans to shoot this summer in Boston and Detroit, the film is slated as an ensemble piece with Hannah Murray (God Help the Girl, Game of Thrones) also on board.

I've teamed up with Kathryn Bigalow for a movie based on the Detroit riots in 1967. #12thstreet

John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 21, 2016

With plans already in place to remake Death Wish, THR reports that Eli Roth has now lined up another project, »

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John Boyega Cast in Kathryn Bigelow Movie About 1967 Detroit Riots

21 June 2016 1:27 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega has been cast in Kathryn Bigelow‘s upcoming film about the 1967 Detroit riots. Oscar winner Bigelow will once again work with her producing partner and screenwriter Mark Boal on the project, which marks the pair’s highly anticipated followup to their acclaimed 2012 drama “Zero Dark Thirty.” They also worked together on 2009’s Best Picture winner, “The Hurt Locker.” As of now, no studio is attached to distribute the film, which is currently dubbed “Untitled Detroit Project,” but producers are aiming for a 2017 release date. Also Read: 'Star Wars' Star John Boyega »

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Boyega Joins Bigelow's Detroit Riots Film

21 June 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" actor John Boyega has been cast in Kathryn Bigelow's untitled Detroit Riots project for Annapurna Pictures.

The crime drama is Bigelow's first film since 2012's "Zero Dark Thirty" and sees her re-teaming with frequent collaborator Mark Boal who'll pen the script.

The ensemble piece is set against the backdrop of Detroit's devastating riots that took place over five summer days in 1967, with the film seeking to explore the systemic racism in the city.

Bigelow, Boal, Megan Ellison, Colin Wilson and Matthew Budman will produce. Filming will kick off this summer in Detroit and Boston with the aim for a 2017 release.

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John Boyega Joins Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Race Riots FIlm

21 June 2016 12:36 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

John Boyega, who is in Star Wars: Episode VIII and was most recently announced as the lead of the Pacific Rim sequel, has  been cast in Kathryn Bigelow's next film Untitled Detroit Project, a crime drama written by Mark Boal for Annapurna. The picture that shoots this summer is set against the backdrop of Detroit in 1967 amid the city's devastating riots that took place over five summer days. The film is about systemic racism in urban Detroit and it is being targeted for… »

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John Boyega to Star in Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Riots Movie

21 June 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega has joined the cast of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s movie centering on the 1967 Detroit Riots, their untitled follow-up to “Zero Dark Thirty.”

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures is financing with Bigelow and Boal producing along with Ellison and Matthew BudmanColin Wilson and Greg Shapiro will executive produce.

Details about the Detroit project remain scarce other though it’s known to be a crime drama set against the backdrop of Detroit’s devastating riots that took place over five haunting summer days in 1967. Although no studio is yet attached, producers are targeting a release in 2017, the 50th anniversary of the riots.

Boyega’s role in the film is unknown.

Though Boyega has been busy with “Star Wars,” which just wrapped production on the next installment, the U.K. actor also recently signed up to star in “Pacific Rim: Maelstrom” and »

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John Boyega Books Kathryn Bigelow’s Crime Drama Based on Deadly 1967 Detroit Race Riots

21 June 2016 11:58 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Announced earlier this year, Kathryn Bigelow will direct, as well as produce with Mark Boal and Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, an untitled true crime drama from an original screenplay by Boal. Referred to as the “Untitled Detroit Project,”… Continue Reading → »

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