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Australian distributors are increasingly concerned about films being launched in Us cinemas and online before their Australian release.
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.
.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
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
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
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. »
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..
Pre-production starts this month (July 2015) and the film is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016..
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
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.
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- Alexandra Spring
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 »
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
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
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.
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
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 »
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 is repped by Wme. The news was first reported by Deadline.
- Dave McNary
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
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… »
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.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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 »
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. »
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
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.
- Don Groves
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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