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Kate Mara Joins ‘Chappaquiddick,’ Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Reunite, and More

8 July 2016 8:52 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Following up Tracks, John Curran has found his next feature, and he’s finalizing his cast. Jason Clarke is being joined by Kate Mara and Ed Helms for Chappaquiddick, Deadline reports. It tells the real-life story of the fateful night senator Ted Kennedy (Clarke) lost control of his vehicle and drove it off a bridge, overturning the vehicle and trapping his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne (Mara) while he escaped. Instead of calling the police, Kennedy called upon his cousin Joe Gargan (Helms) and a friend, whom he told to go back to the scene and try to find her body. While Gargan was loyal, he also found great moral issue in the situation and eventually convinced Kennedy to call the police the next morning. The script is penned by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan, and is being produced by Mark Ciardi and Campbell McInnes. Mara has had a lot on her plate, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Interviewing 'The Neon Demon's' defiled corpse: 'It kept going further'

5 July 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Note: The below interview contains plot spoilers for The Neon Demon. The Neon Demon is a hugely divisive film that for me was never less than a fascinating watch. Love him or loathe him, Nicholas Winding Refn takes things to extremes that most other filmmakers wouldn’t dare; in Neon Demon specifically, the late-second and third acts are full of moments both shocking in their audacity and striking in how they manage to lure us in even as they repel us. Chief among these is a scene involving Jena Malone’s makeup artist Ruby and a blond female cadaver that gets very uncomfortable very fast. The more obvious, and equally valid, approach here would be to reach out to Refn and/or Malone to discuss the mechanics of an incredibly disturbing, button-pushing scene, and yet -- as someone perpetually fascinated by those who occupy the lower rungs on the Hollywood »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Mark Cuban, Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski & Sara Sampaio Join Comedy ‘The Clapper’

20 June 2016 4:03 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Mark Cuban, NFL All-Pro Rob Gronkowski and the new face of Victoria’s Secret Sara Sampaio have joined the film The Clapper, writer-director Dito Montiel’s comedy that also stars Ed Helms, Tracy Morgan, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Peters and Adam Levine. The story follows Eddie Krumble, a professional clapper for infomercials who gets plucked by a late-night TV host to be on his talk show. The notoriety that his 15 minutes of fame brings ends up costing Krumble his… »

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Adam Levine Joins Indie Comedy ‘The Clapper’

7 June 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Adam Levine, Maroon 5 frontman and judge on NBC’s “The Voice,” will be joining the star-studded cast of the indie comedy “The Clapper,” TheWrap has learned. The musician-actor will be playing opposite Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan, Russell Peters, Ed Helms, Leah Remini, P.J. Byrne and Mickey Gouch, Jr. “The Clapper,” written and directed by Dito Montiel from his own book of the same name, centers on an expert clapper for infomercials who gets noticed by a late-night talk show host. The professional clapper’s appearance on the show ends up costing him his job as well as his relationship. »

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‘The Voice’s Adam Levine Joins Comedy Feature ‘The Clapper’

7 June 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: With his future in doubt as part of NBC’s The Voice after next season, Adam Levine has no doubt what his next gig will be: The Maroon 5 frontman will moonlight from his duties as judge on top-rated series to appear in comedy feature The Clapper. He will join other Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan, Leah Remini, Russell Peters, P.J. Byrne and Mickey Gooch Jr. Brenda Vaccaro also just joined the cast. The story is adapted by writer-director's Dito Montiel… »

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Us Briefs: Palm Springs ShortFest announces titles

4 June 2016 11:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Drone adds cast for Myriad; Distribber in grant programme; and more…

Work from Oscar Isaac, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Hudson, Neil Labute, Jack O’Connell, Guy Pearce and Kristen Wiig are among the line-up at the 22nd year, Palm Springs International ShortFest.

The festival will run from June 21-27 and show 327 films including 46 world premieres.

Festival director Helen du Toit said: “After a 31% jump in submissions this year, our programing team, led by the sharp-minded and quick-witted Penelope Bartlett, is exhausted but exhilarated. Our audiences will see a broader international representation of stories than ever before.” For further details click here.

The UCLA School Of Theater, Film And Television and Eros International have launched the Eros International Graduate Scholarship Fund – three full-ride graduate scholarships for UCLA Tft’s Master of Fine Arts programmes in directing, producing and screenwriting “to give voice to the unique perspective of Indian women.”  Recipients will commence in autumn 2017.Mary McCormack and Joel David Moore »

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Russell Peters Joins Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried in ‘The Clapper’

31 May 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Comedian Russell Peters has joined Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried in the film “The Clapper.”

Dito Montiel is writing and directing the comedy with Helms and Mike Falbo producing through their Pacific Electric shingle. Robin Schorr is also producing.

The movie follows a professional “infomercial clapper” who gets plucked by a late-night talk show to host his own TV series. The 15 minutes of fame end up costing him his job, as well as a budding relationship with a girl who works at a gas station.

Peters was most recently voiced the character Rocky the Rhino in Disney’s “The Jungle Book.” He is repped by Wme, Paul Canterna, Clayton Peters, and law firm Jacobson, Russell, Saltz, Nassim & De La Torre.


- Justin Kroll

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The Charming Potato and 'Kingsman 2' seem to be a match made in Heaven

14 April 2016 1:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Charming Potato is joining the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle! I remember the moment Channing Tatum clicked for me. It certainly wasn’t on first exposure. Sometimes I see an actor and immediately like what they’re doing, and when I saw A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, it was with some early hype about both the director, Dito Montiel, and this amazing new young star, Channing Tatum. Didn’t work for me at all. He was fine in the Step Up films, but that’s because the dancing was front and center. Films like Dear John or Stop-Loss did nothing to change my opinion of Tatum, and in a few cases, like G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra or The Eagle, I thought his presence actually damaged the overall movie. For me, the first sign that he might actually be worth paying attention to was The Dilemma, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Boulevard review – a creaky affair

10 April 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In his final screen role Robin Williams plays a closeted bank worker coyly in love with a young street hustler

In the latter stretch of his career, the late Robin Williams developed a line in variously dark, disturbed or agonised roles, a sort of extended penance for playing universal Care Bear in glutinous gunk like Patch Adams. Written by Douglas Soesbe and directed by Dito Montiel – briefly a biggish Us indie name with A Guide to Recognising Your Saints – Boulevard casts him as Nolan, a closeted bank worker who falls platonically but helplessly for a young street hustler (Roberto Aguire). It’s a lugubrious, creaky affair, as Williams squishes up his face and droops his shoulders with a coyness that can be downright embarrassing. Boulevard comes alive, however, when the formidable Kathy Baker – one of Hollywood’s most perpetually underrated – gets her scenes as Nolan’s wife Joy. This was Williams’s last onscreen role, »

- Jonathan Romney

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Tracy Morgan Might Join Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried in ‘The Clapper’

8 April 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Tracy Morgan is currently in talks to reunite with Son of No One writer-director, Dito Montiel. Montiel is working on an adaptation of his own novel, Eddie Krumble Is the Clapper, a project that has already enlisted Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried. Morgan, if the filmmakers can work around his schedule, might join The Clapper cast. Learn more about the project below. The more […]

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- Jack Giroux

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Tracy Morgan Starring in Ed Helms’ Comedy ‘The Clapper’

7 April 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tracy Morgan is in talks to star in the comedy “The Clapper” alongside Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried.

Dito Montiel is directing the film from his own script, adapted from his book of the same name about a man who works on  infomercials and is selected to appear on a late night talk show. If the deal goes through, Morgan will play Helms’ best friend.

The project is being produced by Montiel with Robin Schorr. Helms and Mike Falbo are also producing through their Pacific Electric shingle. Alex Lebovici and Michael Bien are the executive producers.

Morgan worked with Montiel on the 2011 drama “The Son of No One.” The former “30 Rock” star recently returned to the business after a car accident left him seriously injured in 2014. He gave his first TV interview following the crash on “Today” last June, made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards in September and »

- Dave McNary

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Tracy Morgan in Talks to Join Ed Helms in 'The Clapper'

7 April 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Tracy Morgan is in talks to join Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried in comedy The Clapper. Dito Montiel, who worked with Morgan in 2011's The Son of No One, wrote and will direct the film that follows a professional clapper for infomercials who gets plucked by a late-night talk show host to be on his TV show.  Robin Schorr, Steve Ponce and Montiel will produce, along with Helms and Mike Falbo, who will produce under their Pacific Electric banner. Alex Lebovici and Michael Bien will act as executive producers. Following a long recovery from an automobile accident, the Saturday Night

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- Mia Galuppo

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Tracy Morgan In Talks To Star With Ed Helms In Dito Montiel’s ‘The Clapper’

7 April 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Tracy Morgan is in talks to star opposite Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried in writer/director Dito Montiel’s new comedy The Clapper. The project would reunite Morgan with filmmaker Montiel who cast him in 2011 cop drama The Son of No One. Adapted from Montiel’s own book of the same name, The Clapper is about a professional clapper for infomercials who gets plucked by a late night talk show host to be on his TV show. That notoriety then ends up costing him… »

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Film Review: Boulevard

6 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ The majority of headlines and reviews on Boulevard - this one included - will preface any thoughts on Dito Montiel's latest offering with the simple fact that it is Robin Williams' last appearance onscreen. Considering the final performance of a cinematic great brings with it a tendency for nostalgia and, occasionally, undue praise, so while remaining compassionate it's important to be as dispassionate as possible. With the best will in the world it must be said that Boulevard is a less than worthy denouement to a fine career.


- CineVue UK

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Boulevard Review

6 April 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Just over a year after we lost the comedic, talented genius that was Robin Williams, director Dito Montiel brings Douglas Soesbe’s compelling tale of married couple Joy and Nolan to screen in the heartfelt Boulevard. Knowing what Williams is capable off is enough to get bums on seats for this one, and here the man

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Robin Williams stars in UK trailer & poster for ‘Boulevard’

26 March 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Although Boulevard has found itself a staggered release since it’s debut at Tribeca in 2014, Robin Williams final on-screen performance is here in what’s described as an ‘honest and bittersweet drama that sets out to tell us that it’s never too late to be truthful to yourself, whatever the consequences.’

The loss of Williams is still saddening but his life legacy lives on and shines so very brightly. The films he took on in his final few years appeared to highlight a change in the roles he wanted to take on but also continued to show us all that he was always versatile and one to watch. Award-winning director Dito Montiel takes the reigns in this drama that also stars Bob Odenkirk, Roberto Aguire and Kathy Baker.

Watch the trailer below and see the official synopsis, it’s in UK cinemas from April 8th:

Boulevard opens in the UK on 8th April. »

- Dan Bullock

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Nick Jonas Thriller ‘Careful What You Wish For’ Bought by Starz

10 March 2016 8:55 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Starz has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the thriller “Careful What You Wish For,” starring Nick Jonas, Isabel Lucas, Graham Rogers and Dermot Mulroney.

Starz Digital is planning a June theatrical and VOD release, followed by an exclusive TV premiere on Starz later this year. Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (“Aquamarine”) directed from a script by Chris Frisina.

Set in a wealthy vacation community, “Careful” stars Jonas as a young man who is about to leave for college and begins an affair with the wife (Lucas) of a powerful investment banker, played by Mulroney. Complications arise when suspicious death embroils the young lovers in scandal.

Hyde Park-ImageNation and Troika Pictures financed the film with Amasia Entertainment and Roberi Media, in association with Merced Media Partners and Myriad Pictures. The producers are Ashok Amritraj, Michael A. Helfant, Robert L. Stein, Bradley Gallo and Kirk D’Amico.

Jonas also starred in the Sundance hazing drama “Goat. »

- Dave McNary

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Berlin: Dominic Sena Boards ‘Johnny Two-Guns’ with Green-Light (Exclusive)

15 February 2016 1:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dominic Sena, whose credits include “Gone in Sixty Seconds” and “Swordfish,” will direct the action-drama “Johnny Two-Guns,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Green-Light International is fully financing and launching worldwide sales at the Berlin Film Festival with the aim of beginning production this year. Gli, which launched at the American Film Market, is headed by Christian de Gallegos, Jeff Elliott and Chad Moore.

Johnny Two-Guns” is written by Dito Montiel (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”), Allan Ungar and and Chad Law. Oriah Entertainment will co-produce the movie, which centers around war veteran and sharpshooter Johnny “Two-Guns” Trale after he returns home from Afghanistan to find that his wife and daughter have vanished without a trace — forcing him to take a job as an enforcer for a corrupt music mogul in an effort to fund his search efforts to find his family.

Gli is also launching sales at Berlin on John McTiernan’s action-thriller “Thin Rain. »

- Dave McNary

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Fortitude boards Ed Helms comedy 'The Clapper'

11 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Comedy set to star Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried.

Fortitude International has jumped on board new comedy package The Clapper to star Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried and is in talks with international buyers at the Efm.

The film marks Dito Montiel’s follow-up to the crime thriller Man Down and is based on his novel of the same name about a paid infomercial audience member whose life becomes complicated after he gets his 15 minutes of fame.

Robin Schorr produces The Clapper with Helms and his Pacific Electric partner Mike Falbo, and Montiel, who famously broke out with his 2006 Sundance special jury prize-winner A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints.

Wme and UTA Independent Film Group represent North American rights to the project.

“This hilarious script from Dito Montiel could not have found a better Eddie Krumble than in Ed Helms,” said Fortitude International partner Nadine de Barros.

“This love story between Helms and Amanda Seyfried is a perfect »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Dito Montiel’s ‘The Clapper’ Offers Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried 15 Miserable Minutes of Fame

8 February 2016 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There is something eminently watchable about Ed Helms, who has spent a significant portion of his career suffering onscreen for our amusement. With his role as a regular correspondent on The Daily Show, her perfected the act of playing a buffoon lacking any and all self-awareness. In The Office, he elevated his oblivious blowhard persona to the […]

The post Dito Montiel’s ‘The Clapper’ Offers Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried 15 Miserable Minutes of Fame appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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