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Scientology documentary impacted by Us streaming

18 hours ago | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australian distributors are increasingly concerned about films being launched in Us cinemas and online before their Australian release.

The latest example is Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Alex Gibney.s documentary which profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology.

The film premiered at Sundance in January and was then released in a limited number of cinemas in March before being broadcast on HBO, becoming the second most watched feature doc of all time.

Madman Entertainment launched the doc based on Lawrence Wright's 2013 book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief, in June after its Sydney Film Festival premiere.

.The availability on Us streaming sites undoubtedly has negatively impacted the Australian box-office,. Madman.s Paul Wiegard tells If.

.However Alex Gibney was in town for the Sydney Film Festival and the film generated enormous press coverage; along with solid cinema support the film »

- Don Groves

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Will 'True Detective' Revive Vince Vaughn? Actor Joins Mel Gibson Drama

30 July 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

If you're watching "True Detective," it's hard to buy that Vince Vaughn's performance as crooked Vinci ringleader Frank Semyon could put the defibrillators on his career. The actor, long known for his goofy comic turns, postures a faux-seriousness that whiffs of Matthew McConaughey's brooding season one turn, and a face that says, "I'm thinking about Emmys." (When "Delivery Man" opened in 2013, we called him a "toxic comedian" who "has burned many smart moviegoers over the years.") But Vaughn clearly wants to buff his dramatic chops. After "True Detective," he will usher into Mel Gibson's World War II drama "Hacksaw Ridge," Deadline reports. He's set to star opposite Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington in Gibson's first film since 2006's "Apocalypto." Distributed by Lionsgate, "Hacksaw" will shoot in Australia. Read More: Lionsgate Nearing Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge,' Starring Andrew »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Vince Vaughn Stays Serious, Goes To Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge' With Andrew Garfield

30 July 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While it didn't quite become the Matthew McConaughey style career changer for Vince Vaughn, his turn as gangster Frank Semyon in this season of "True Detective" is a reminder to many that, given the opportunity, the actor, best known for his comic roles, can go serious when required. And it would appear that he wants to stay in that mood for now. Deadline reports Vaughn has joined Mel Gibson's next directorial effort, "Hacksaw Ridge," starring Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington. While the trade says Robert Schenkkan ("The Quiet American") and Randall Wallace ("Braveheart") penned the script, Inside Film lists Andrew Knight ("The Water Diviner") and Schenkkan, but not Wallace. I guess the credits are still being worked out. As for the movie, it will tell the true-story tale of Desmond Doss, the only conscientious objector to earn a Congressional Medal Of Honor. The Private First Class of the 307th »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Vince Vaughn Joins Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge WWII Film

29 July 2015 10:49 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Apparently Mel Gibson is out of Hollywood jail, because he's preparing to direct "Hacksaw Ridge," which was just joined by Vince Vaughn. The rest of the cast includes Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington. The movie tells the true WWII story of Corporal Desmond Doss (Garfield), the first conscientious objector to receive the Us congressional Medal of Honor after acts of bravery and sacrifice saving 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa. Vaughn is playing Sgt. Howell, a non-commissioned officer who prepares his soldiers for battle by pushing them to their limits both physically and mentally in order to keep them alive. When Doss refuses to shoot and kill the enemy, it contradicts everything the sergeant knows about war. »

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Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge set for Nsw shoot

29 July 2015 9:26 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Nsw will be the primary filming location for Mel Gibson's, Hacksaw Ridge.

The film is set to generate about 720 jobs and and over $26 million in production expenditure across central Sydney, Western Sydney and regional Nsw.

It will commence production in September and will be based at Fox Studios Australia and primarily filmed in locations across New South Wales..

Producers of the film include Bill Mechanic, Bruce Davey, Paul Currie, David Permut and Executive Producer, James M Vernon..

Pre-production starts this month (July 2015) and the film is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016..

It will star Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Social Network) with screenplay by Australian writer Andrew Knight and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Robert Schenkkan.

Gibson said Nsw was a great place to film. ..

.I can't think of a better place to shoot this film than here in Sydney and Nsw, where I was fortunate »

- Brian Karlovsky

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Mel Gibson war drama Hacksaw Ridge to begin filming in Nsw in September

29 July 2015 8:56 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Andrew Garfield to star in second world war drama about conscientious objector Desmond Doss, with Vince Vaughan and Sam Worthington also said to be on board

Mel Gibson will make his directorial comeback with second world war drama Hacksaw Ridge, which begins shooting in New South Wales in September. Actor Andrew Garfield will star in the film, while Sam Worthington and Vince Vaughn are also reportedly on board.

Related: Mel Gibson to make Australian homecoming with Hacksaw Ridge

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- Alexandra Spring

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Vince Vaughn Joining Mel Gibson's WWII Drama Hacksaw Ridge

29 July 2015 6:05 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After experiencing a rough patch over the last few years in the feature world, Vince Vaughn is exploring the world of television and can currently be seen weekly on HBO's second season of True Detective. However, you shouldn't expect him to stay away from the big screen for long, as new reports have confirmed him to star in the next movie directed by Mel Gibson. According to Deadline, Vaughn has signed a deal that will see him star in Hacksaw Ridge, a new based-on-a-true-story thriller that is already set to star both Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington. The movie will tell the story of Desmond Doss, who was the first in American history to be a Conscientious Objector and earn a Medal of Honor. Based on a script by screenwriters Robert Schenkkan and Randall Wallace, Hacksaw Ridge will be set during World War II and feature Garfield as Doss. The »

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Vince Vaughn to star in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge

29 July 2015 2:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Vince Vaughn (True Detective) has signed on to appear in the upcoming war drama Hacksaw Ridge, which is to be directed by Mel Gibson (Apocalypto) and also has Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Sam Worthington (Avatar) attached to star.

Hacksaw Ridge will tell the story of Desmond Doss (Garfield), the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor whilst serving as an army medic during World War II.

According to the site, Vaughn will play “Sgt. Howell, a non-commissioned officer from Alabama whose job is to make sure the soldiers are ready for battle. Although he tries to instill fear in his soldiers by pushing them to their limits both physically and mentally, it is clear that he really cares about them and will do whatever it takes to keep them alive. Having a member who refuses to shoot and »

- Gary Collinson

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Vince Vaughn joins Andrew Garlfield in the Mel Gibson-directed Hacksaw Ridge

29 July 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's been some time since we've heard about Mel Gibson's next directorial project, Hacksaw Ridge, so allow me to bring you up to speed. Ridge will tell the story of the first Conscientious Objector in American history, Desmond Doss, who was awarded the Medal of Honor. As of now, Doss is set to be played by ex-Spider-man, Andrew Garfield. Now it looks like we can add the... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Vince Vaughn To Lead Hacksaw Ridge For Mel Gibson

29 July 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At least the new season of True Detective is working for someone. Though it’s been raked over the coals by critics of late, the HBO crime drama is giving Vince Vaughn a chance to flex his dramatic muscles, and Mel Gibson has taken notice, enlisting the actor to star in his fact-based WWII story Hacksaw Ridge.

Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington are already attached to star in the pic, which centres on Desmond Doss, the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Garfield, fresh out of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, will play Doss in the movie, which will chart the journey of the 307th Infantry, 77th Army Division, 1st Battalion, Company B as they train for war. The story first picks up in South Carolina as they learn basic survival skills before they’re deployed to Japan to fight in what will become the Battle of Okinawa. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Vince Vaughn Reporting For Duty On Hacksaw Ridge

29 July 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

His most recent film – Unfinished Business – was not, to put it kindly, well received, and he’s scoring some divisive reactions for his work on this season of True Detective. Unbowed, Vince Vaughn is ploughing ahead with a gig that definitely won’t be controversial, a role in Mel Gibson’s next film, Hacksaw Ridge. Hang on...Announced back in November, Hacksaw Ridge is based on the true story of Desmond T. Doss, who served as a Us Army medic in World War II during the battle of Okinawa and refused to kill. Despite his objections, his incredible valour saving lives during the battle saw him awarded the Medal of Honor, the first time a conscientious objector has won the decoration.Andrew Garfield is now officially aboard to play Doss, with Sam Worthington as one of his fellow troops. Vaughn, according to Deadline, will be Sergeant Howell, whose job it »

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Vince Vaughn Joins Mel Gibson’s WWII Drama ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

29 July 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vince Vaughn will star opposite Andrew Garfield in the Mel Gibson-directed World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge.”

The movie is based on the life of Desmond T. Doss, a medic and the first conscientious objector (someone who claims the right to refuse military service) to win the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving dozens of soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa. Garfield will portray Doss, a Seventh Day Adventist, who received two Bronze Stars and three Purple Hearts.

Vaughn, who stars in HBO’s “True Detective,” will play a sergeant preparing soldiers for battle. Doss’ story was the basis of the 2004 TV documentary “The Conscientious Objector.”

Robert Schenkkan and Randall Wallace wrote the screenplay for “Hacksaw Ridge,” which is being produced by David Permut and Bill Mechanic, and co-produced by with Terry Benedict and Steve Longi.

Vaughn is repped by Wme. The news was first reported by Deadline.

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- Dave McNary

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Vince Vaughn joins Mel Gibson directed Hacksaw Ridge

29 July 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Vince Vaughn will play a Sgt. in the upcoming Wwi movie Hacksaw Ridge from director Mel Gibson.

He’s currently wowing the planet with his acgainst type performance in the second season of True Detective, and now Vince Vaughn has lined up his next project, a part in the Mel Gibson directed Hacksaw Ridge.

Deadline bagged the exclusive pf Vaughn’s casting. He now joins the already cast Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington in the film, a fact-based movie about Desmond Doss, the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

The film is set during WWII, and sees Garfield appear in the lead as Doss. The film sounds like a training story set in a camp, with Vaughn playing the motivational role of Sgt. Howell, a ‘non-commissioned officer from Alabama whose job is to make sure the soldiers are ready for battle.’

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- Paul Heath

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Vince Vaughn To Star In Mel Gibson-Directed ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

29 July 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Vince Vaughn will move from the HBO series True Detective to Hacksaw Ridge, the fact-based movie that Mel Gibson is directing about Desmond Doss, the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Vaughn joins Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington in a film that will shoot in Australia. Garfield plays Doss and the story unfolds during WWII and follows the soldiers of the 307th Infantry, 77th Army Division, 1st Battalion… »

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Vaughn Joins Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge"

29 July 2015 6:43 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Coming off the flop of "Unfinished Business" and the divisive second season of "True Detective," Vince Vaughn has joined the cast of Mel Gibson's next directorial effort "Hacksaw Ridge".

The film is based on the true story of Desmond T. Doss, a Us Army WW2 medic who served in the battle of Okinawa and refused to kill. Despite his objections, his incredible valour saving lives during the battle saw him awarded the Medal of Honor.

Andrew Garfield plays Doss in the film, while Vaughn will be the hard to please Sergeant Howell whose job is to prepare soldiers for battle. Howell was concerned by Doss' refusal to shoot the enemy but also cared about the men under his command.

Sam Worthington also stars in the film which will be shot in Australia and boasts a script by Randall Wallace.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Marvel's 'Spider-Man' Director Teases Reboot Plans

28 July 2015 3:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After months of speculation and rumors, Marvel and Sony Pictures confirmed that Tom Holland is playing the new Peter Parker in Spider-Man, with Jon Watts coming aboard to direct. While Tom Holland was one of the top contenders for quite some time, the studio's choice of Jon Watts, a relatively-unknown director, to take the helm was quite surprising. The filmmaker recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly for his new indie drama Cop Car, which hits theaters next month, where he describes the process of putting together a low-budget indie and then moving on to Spider-Man.

"I'm not really sure what happened. I had never been to Sundance before. I was nervous because that was the first time we were showing the movie to an actual crowd. [Marvel] got to see Cop Car and they really liked it. Now, I've got to make a slightly more expensive version. It's an opportunity to just »

- MovieWeb

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21 Couples Who Have Already Split in 2015

28 July 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

We're halfway through 2015, and there have already been a bunch of celebrity breakups that have surprised and perplexed us. For instance, who didn't think Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner would make it? Were we not all rooting for Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol? And how were we supposed to get over Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone's rumored split? Keep reading to see the 21 couples who have already called it quits this year, then repair your broken heart with these photos of famous couples who are still together and showing lots of Pda to prove it. »

- Brittney-Stephens

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Relativity in Ruins: Is it Too Late for Ryan Kavanaugh to Save His Studio?

28 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood’s latest evangelist blew into town without a film degree or a single production credit, but armed with abundant smarts, a knack for salesmanship and buckets of charm. Even Ryan Kavanaugh’s shock of red hair assured he got noticed in any room he entered.

Eleven years later, Relativity Media’s CEO stands on the brink of an inglorious retreat. His Beverly Hills-based company appears on the verge of bankruptcy, a key lender is calling him a “con man” and suing for fraud, and other creditors are pushing for the 40-year-old entrepreneur to be shown the door. While Kavanaugh scrambles to find a savior, the company’s 350 employees are preparing for the worst, with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing expected as early as this week.

Kavanaugh’s would-be Studio of the Future never fulfilled its brash leader’s promise: to harness clever financing and computer modeling to unlock the formula for winning films. »

- James Rainey and Brent Lang

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Gibson to have director attachment on Hacksaw Ridge

20 July 2015 5:40 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

An emerging Australian filmmaker will get the chance to work with Mel Gibson on his WW2 drama Hacksaw Ridge, which will start shooting in Australia in October.

The Australian Directors Guild and Screen Australia today announced a director.s attachment to the project, the first for an international film.

Hacksaw Ridge will chronicle the battle for Okinawa's Maeda Escarpment and the heroic actions of aid-man Private First Class Desmond Doss. A Seventh Day Adventist, Doss was the first conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honour.

The Amazing Spider-Man.s Andrew Garfield will play Doss. His story was featured in Terry Benedict.s 2004 TV documentary The Conscientious Objector.

The producers are Pandemonium Films. Bill Mechanic, Lightstream Pictures. Paul Currie and Icon.s Bruce Davey, Gibson.s business partner. ScreenCorp.s James M Vernon is the executive producer.

Robert Schenkkan penned the original drafts and Randall Wallace ( Braveheart, We Were Soldiers »

- Don Groves

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Sam Raimi Says Marvel's Spider-Man Reboot Will Be "Refreshing"

20 July 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It has to be a bit strange for Sam Raimi to see Spider-Man rebooted twice since his 2007 effort, "Spider-Man 3." There was Sony's Andrew Garfield who led the "The Amazing Spider-Man" series that semi-crashed and burned after two films, with the studio scrapping plans for future films and spinoffs. And now, Marvel is working with Sony to bring the webslinger into their universe, with Tom Holland now wearing the tights and set to appear in "Captain America: Civil War," with a standalone film to follow in 2017. Raimi is very positive about all these developments, and thinks Marvel is on the right track with their concept of going young for the next incarnation. “I saw [both Marc Webb movies], they’re great. And I’m really glad that Marvel’s taking it to high school," he told MTV. "I think that’s gonna be refreshing, and just like my favorite of the Spider-Man comic-books. And I »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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