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17 items from 2016


Gambit might have another director problem

13 June 2016 10:29 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Director Doug Liman takes on the film of Chaos Walking, putting another question mark over the proposed Gambit movie...

The original plan, where the X-Men spin-off Gambit was concerned, was to have the film ready for this year. That’s clearly not happening, with not a frame of footage for the movie yet shot. The last we heard, Gambit was set to shoot later this year, with filming running into early 2017. A release before the end of 2017 was an outside shot.

But could that now be in doubt too?

Gambit was originally set to be directed by Rupert Wyatt, who eventually departed the project. In his place came Doug Liman, off the back of the excellent Edge Of Tomorrow. But now we learn that Liman has signed up to make the new post-apocalyptic young adult thriller, Chaos Walking, in addition to his commitment to another project, The Wall, that he's about to start shooting.

Chaos Walking is based on the series of books of the same name by Patrick Ness (the same Patrick Ness who’s heading up Doctor Who spin-off, Class), and Charlie Kaufman and Jamie Linden have been involved with the screenplay.

The problem? It looks as if Chaos Walking is set to shoot around the same time that Gambit is. And if that proves correct then one of two things is happening. Either Gambit has been delayed again, or Doug Liman is no longer directing, and the search is on for another helmer.

We await further information, and will pass it your way when we get it…

THR.

Movies News Simon Brew Gambit 14 Jun 2016 - 06:29 Doug Liman Patrick Ness Chaos Walking Charlie Kaufman Channing Tatum X-Men James Linden »

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Doug Liman in Talks to Direct Adaptation of YA Novel ‘Chaos Walking’

10 June 2016 1:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Bourne Identity” director Doug Liman is in negotiations to direct Lionsgate’s adaptation of “Chaos Walking.”

Based on the popular YA novel, the studio has been trying to get the film off the ground for sometime with Robert Zemeckis initially attached to helm from a script by Charlie Kaufman.

If a deal closes, Liman would first shoot the Amazon actioner “The Wall” with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and then segue into “Chaos Walking” in early 2017.

Jamie Linden penned the most recent script with Doug Davison producing.

Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go,” published in 2008 as the first book in a trilogy, is set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts.

The book is centered on the only boy in a town of men, who makes a startling discovery that forces him to flee with only his dog in hand. With the townspeople in pursuit, »

- Justin Kroll

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Liman Directs "Chaos," Chu Set For "Heights"

10 June 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Doug Liman ("Edge of Tomorrow," "The Bourne Identity") is in talks to direct the film adaptation of Patrick Ness' post-apocalyptic young adult thriller trilogy "Chaos Walking" for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment. Production aims to begin this Fall.

Robert Zemeckis had previously been attached to helm this story set in a world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear one another's thoughts in a stream of images, words and sounds called Noise. Charlie Kaufman and Jamie Linden have reportedly worked on the script.

Jon M. Chu is in early talks to direct the film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2008 musical "In the Heights" which Miranda is producing while Quiara Alegria Hudes is handling the script.

Set in Washington Heights in New York City, the story focuses on a bodega owner who's closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's fortune. Scott Sanders »

- Garth Franklin

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Money Monster review

30 May 2016 4:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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George Clooney stars and Jodie Foster directs: here's our review of Money Monster...

“We don’t do gotcha journalism here,” says TV executive producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) near the beginning of Money Monster, before wearily adding, “We don’t do journalism, period.”

Taking Network and Dog Day Afternoon as reference points, the new film by Jodie Foster uses a straightforward thriller format to examine the loss of trust between the powerful, the powerless and the media in recent times. It's less mischievous about it than Adam McKay's The Big Short, which sustained its articulate rage about the financial crisis to devastating comedic effect, but as the above line suggests, it's also accordingly more multiplex-friendly in its satirical leanings.

Money Monster is the live cable show presented by financial guru Lee Gates (George Clooney), who pitches himself as an entertainer rather than a journalist, much to Patty's frustration. »

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Movie Review – Money Monster (2016)

24 May 2016 12:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Money Monster 2016

Directed by Jodie Foster

Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito

Synopsis:

Flamboyant TV host Lee Gates (George Clooney) is fronting his daily show about the financial markets when he’s taken hostage by a distraught investor (Jack O’Connell), who bursts into the studio armed to the teeth.  He’s lost all his money by following one of Lee’s tips and, for him, the buck stops jointly with the pundit and the top man at the company involved.  While the crisis is played out on live TV, the show’s producer (Julia Roberts) works frantically behind the scenes to uncover the real reason why the company’s investors were left high and dry.

Margin Call, 99 Homes, its (unofficial) companion piece The Big Short and now Money Monster.  All films inspired by the financial crash, but Jodie Foster’s fourth »

- Freda Cooper

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Review: 'Money Monster' is old-fashioned issue-driven entertainment done well

16 May 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sidney Lumet would like Money Monster quite a bit. There was a tradition of filmmaking that seems to be on the wane these days that involved wrapping a social issue or a social injustice and wrapping it in a nice juicy dramatic situation. When done perfectly, you get 12 Angry Men or Dog Day Afternoon or Network. Lumet was so good at both understanding exactly how to frame the moral argument and knowing how to play the entertainment, and it’s a bit of a lost art now. I’ve always felt like the inelegant version of this particular type of storytelling was embodied by Stanley Kramer, who tilted more towards the message end of the equation. It’s a tough thing to get right, and Jodie Foster deserves credit for orchestrating things with a nimble wit and a relentless energy. Ultimately, you probably know where the screenplay credited to Jamie Linden »

- Drew McWeeny

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Money Monster Movie Review

14 May 2016 3:45 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Money Monster     Columbia Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Jodie Foster Written by: Alan Difiore, Jamie Linden, Jim Kouf Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West Screened at: Regal E-Walk, NYC, 5/11/16 Opens: May 13, 2016 Starting at a furious pace, one likely to garner Nielsen ratings through the roof, Lee Gates discusses the financial scene like no Wall Street pundit  Starting with a brief segment of hip-hop in which he joins with a couple of pros, he stands in front of a row of huge TV screens which are themselves as nervous as a caffeine-driven day trader—the hotshots who don’t hold stocks for  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Foster's Socially Conscious Wall Street Hostage Thriller Suffers from Triteness, Dishonesty

13 May 2016 6:57 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Money Monster' with George Clooney and Jack O'Connell: TV celebrity and unwise investor/hostage taker. 'Money Monster' review: Jodie Foster movie suffers from both qualitative and intellectual disconnect Sometimes there's a difference between what a movie thinks it is and what it actually is. Usually it's a qualitative disconnect, as in “this movie thinks it's exciting but it's actually boring” or “this movie assumes Kevin Hart is funny when, in fact, he's not.” In the case of Money Monster, the divide is also an intellectual versus anti-intellectual one. The fourth film directed by Jodie Foster fancies itself a ripped from the headlines wail from the bottom of the economic ladder. A thriller-cum-exposé into how Wall Street and big media suckered average Americans into following the Pied Pipers of TV's financial punditry class over the cliff into economic ruin. However, the movie we're really getting is »

- Mark Keizer

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Film Review: Approach of ‘Money Monster’ is Pure Fraud

12 May 2016 6:50 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In our society there is one eternal truth…the rich will Always win, that’s one of the reasons that they are rich. So when “Money Monster” attempts to take them down a peg with a ridiculous fantasy story, it’s as fraudulent as what they think they’re bringing down. An oligarch watches this, and laughs at us.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

What was surprising, and distressing, was that George Clooney was involved in this project. He has made reliably stick-it-to-the-man films for years (“Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “The American”), but in this one he doesn’t have a character, or at least a character that has a placeholder in reality. Everything else is just window dressing – the direction from Jodie Foster, the horrid screenplay by three writers. and a throwaway role for Julia Roberts that someone like Téa Leoni could have done, and that »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Money Monster Review

12 May 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Money Monster positions itself as an angst-filled rallying cry, but for something that so desperately wants to insight impoverished rage, its voice couldn’t be more monotone. Maybe that’s because The Big Short better addresses financial outrage, or because three writers (Jamie LindenAlan DifioreJim Kouf) jam-pack their personal attack on Jim Cramer with an embarrassing amount of corruption clichés. A hackneyed suicide plot and an unfocused agenda that reeks of 90s paranoia? Even George Clooney’s dashingly obnoxious buffoonery can’t save Jodie Foster’s return to the director’s chair, as Money Monsters steadily – and aggressively – dips lower and lower into the red with each passing second.

In an age dominated by Wall Street and big business, television personalities have become a trusted resource for investment advice – and there’s none better than Money Monster’s Lee Gates (George Clooney). Episode by episode, Gates works his »

- Matt Donato

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Money Monster Review: An Entertaining Sledgehammer of Satire

12 May 2016 8:08 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Money Monster is a lean thriller that delivers its message via sledgehammer satire. It points a damning finger at the financial tycoons and media apparatus that enable billion dollar swindles. These are easy targets for sure, but Director Jodie Foster deserves credit for crafting a fairly riveting film. The pacing is near real time, so you're sucked in seconds after the opening credits. Money Monster is also filled with dark humor that hits perfectly in tense moments. The script by Jamie Linden and Alan Difiore channels populist rage much like last year's The Big Short. Different viewpoints on unbridled capitalism will surely color how this Tri-Star Pictures film is interpreted by audiences.

George Clooney stars as Lee Gates, the bombastic host of a popular finance show called Money Monster. Imagine CNBC's Jim Kramer revved up like a carnival barker. He's taken hostage on live television by Kyle Budwell (Jack O' »

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Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” is a populist thrill ride

12 May 2016 5:18 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

To this day, it still bugs me that more people didn’t give Jodie Foster’s previous directorial outing The Beaver a chance. I can understand why it was shunned, having had the misfortune of being released at the height of star Mel Gibson’s unpopularity, but still. Foster and the film deserved better. Now, she seeks at the very least some box office redemption with Money Monster, a high profile thriller. Debuting earlier today at the Cannes Film Festival, I’ve already seen the movie and can vouch for it as a solid outing by Foster. It doesn’t really break any new ground, but it’s entertaining, which certainly counts for something. You’ll see what I mean later this week, when the flick hits theaters. The movie is a financial thriller of sorts, set within the world of a hostage situation. Lee Gates (George Clooney) is the »

- Joey Magidson

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Film Review: Money Monster

12 May 2016 3:45 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A man (Jack O’Connell) who lost his life savings on a single stock after blithely following the tip of a TV stock guru (George Clooney) decides to exact revenge against the easy populist target du jour—Wall Street—by holding Clooney hostage at gunpoint on live television.  With the help of his trusted director (Julia Roberts), Clooney (what else?) saves the day by figuring out who is really to blame for the plight of the gunman—the invitingly named Kyle Budwell.

If the basic of plot of Jodie Foster’s fourth directorial turns sounds both incredible and intriguing, then you have the right idea about her new film which opens in theaters this weekend.  At its core, Money Monster exists on two different planes—both an unabashed thriller and a cynical, satirical movie about modern American life and problems.  But not all planes are created equal.  While Foster’s »

- J Don Birnam

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First Trailer Hits for Jodie Foster's 'Money Monster' Starring George Clooney & Julia Roberts

12 January 2016 8:01 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

TriStar Pictures has revealed the first trailer for the Jodie Foster-directed thriller "Money Monster," starring George ClooneyJulia RobertsJack O'ConnellDominic WestGiancarlo Esposito, and Caitriona Balfe.

Foster directed the film from a screenplay written by Jamie Linden, Alan Difore, and Jim Kouf.

In the taut and tense thriller "Money Monster," Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O’Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.

"Money Monster" will hit theaters on May 13, 2016.

Check out the trailer below.

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Watch: George Clooney and Julia Roberts in ‘Money Monster’ Trailer

12 January 2016 6:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

George Clooney becomes a hostage on network TV in the first trailer for TriStar Pictures’ “Money Monster.”

Clooney is playing a glib investment guru with the TV show “Money Monster” who has to deal with a gun-toting investor — played by Jack O’Connell of “Unbroken” — after the investor takes a bath on a tech stock.

“Is this a union thing?” Clooney asks when he spots O’Connell’s weapon.

Julia Roberts stars as the producer, who tells the crew at that point, “Anyone who can get out, get out now.”

O’Connell’s character insists later that he’s not to blame, asserting, “I might be the one with a gun here, but I am not the criminal.”

Jodie Foster directed from a script by Jamie Linden and Alan Difiore & Jim Kouf, based on a story by Difiore and Kouf. Producers are Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine, George Clooney and Grant Heslov. »

- Dave McNary

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'Money Monster' Trailer Has George Clooney in Crisis Mode

12 January 2016 6:14 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Twelve years after they last worked together in Ocean's Twelve, Julia Roberts and George Clooney reunite once again in the upcoming Money Monster. Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for this harrowing thriller, which shows the lengths one distraught man in financial ruins will go to, after one particular stock plummets. Money Monster is set for release on May 13, going up against The Darkness, Free State of Jones, Snowden and Kidnap.

In the taut and tense thriller Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O'Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive »

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‘Money Monster’ Trailer: George Clooney Has ‘Network’-ing Skills

12 January 2016 5:37 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Here’s the first trailer for Money Monster, a monster in its own right when TriStar Pictures won rights to the real-time thriller in 2014. It’s Jodie Foster directing and George Clooney starring as a Jim Cramer-like TV stock wiz Lee Gates, who with his ace producer (Julia Roberts) is held hostage on air by a man (Jack O’Connell) who followed Gates’ advice, lost his money and put his young family in precarious straits. Jamie LindenAlan Difiore & Jim Kouf wrote the… »

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