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Second Opinion – The Drop (2014)

18 November 2014 2:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Drop, 2014.

Directed by Michaël R. Roskam

Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, Elizabeth Rodriguez, James Frecheville and John Ortiz.

Synopsis:

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry. As the investigation deepens, horrors and enemies from the past come to the surface.

The Drop opens with a voiceover from Bob Saginowski (Hardy) and his musings on Brooklyn. He describes it as the place “where all the things happen that you’re not allowed to see” and this sets the tone for the entire film.

Adapted from his short story Animal Rescue, novelist Dennis Lehane wrote the screenplay for The Drop and left his beloved Boston behind. The film follows quiet Bob Saginowski played expertly by Tom Hardy and the events that follow a robbery at his Cousin Marv’s bar. This is no ordinary bar; it is what’s known as a Drop bar, »

- Helen Murdoch

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Movie Review – The Drop (2014)

15 November 2014 8:21 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Drop, 2014.

Directed by Michaël R. Roskam.

Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, Elizabeth Rodriguez, James Frecheville and John Ortiz.

Synopsis:

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

There’s a scene in The Drop where James Gandolfini’s character, known in his neighbourhood as Cousin Marv, tells his friend and natural successor Bob (Tom Hardy) that he used to be someone who demanded respect. A man for whom people would sit up straight when he walked into a room and a man who had his own stool in the bar he once owned. Now sat in his small home in The Bronx wearing a faded sweatshirt he resents the way in which his neighbourhood had changed. »

- Gary Collinson

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Bruce Campbell Set to Star in Comedy Highly Functional

14 November 2014 8:41 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It was recently announced that Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role of Ash in Sam Raimi’s upcoming Ash Vs. Evil Dead series. The actor is now set to star in a new comedy film called Highly Functional.

In it, Campbell plays a “washed-up former country rock star who’s kidnapped by a young autistic man portrayed by James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom), with the belief that his dying caregiver can only be cured by the star performing.” The rest of the cast includes Annabeth Gish (Sons of Anarchy) and Missi Pyle (Gone Girl).

The movie will be directed by Marc Forby from a script written by Tom Dibble. It’s great to see Campbell land a new movie role. In my opinion, the guy is completely underrated and is not used enough in movies. The world could always use more Bruce Campbell

Source: Variety »

- Joey Paur

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Leeds International Film Festival 2014 Review – The Drop (2014)

13 November 2014 3:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Drop, 2014.

Directed by Michaël R. Roskam.

Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, Elizabeth Rodriguez, James Frecheville and John Ortiz.

Synopsis:

Bob Saginowski just tends bar, keeping himself to himself as gangsters use his bar as ‘The Drop’ to funnel cash between gangs in the course of a night. But when the bar is robbed, he gets caught between good guys, gangsters and a pitbull named Rocco.

The Drop, the screenwriting debut of crime novelist Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River), might not reach the heights of either of those films, but it’s an entertaining, slow burning crime drama, with a great central performance by Tom Hardy.

Set in the bowels of Brooklyn, where there seems to be more bars than stools for folk to sit on, it’s a low key drama, where every character is hiding something shady about their past. But it’s Tom Hardy’s character, »

- Gary Collinson

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Casting: Campbell, Wheelan, Rogers, Maslow

11 November 2014 7:54 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Highly Functional

Bruce Campbell and James Frecheville have joined the cast of Marc Forby's road comedy "Highly Functional" with filming about to take place in New Mexico and Canada over the next month. Tom Dibble penned the script.

Campbell plays a washed-up former country rock star who is kidnapped by a young autistic man (Frecheville) with the belief that his dying caregiver can only be cured by the star performing. Annabeth Gish, Missi Pyle, G.W. Bailey and Judge Reinhold also star. [Source: Variety]

The Out of Town Wedding

Brooks Wheelan, Kurt Braunohler and Michael Cassidy are set to star in Jed Rigney's indie comedy "The Out of Town Wedding" and Zuko Films.

The story centers on a group of five friends who reluctantly travel to a resort for a wedding that deteriorates into mayhem. Rigney wrote the script, and Justin Workman will produce. [Source: THR]

Life At These Speeds

Graham Rogers has »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Robert DeNiro in negotiations to reteam with Jennifer Lawrence, David O. Russell for 'Joy'

11 November 2014 6:18 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Robert De Niro is in talks for Joy. If the deal closes, De Niro would re-team him with actress Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell, whom he worked with on Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. The film tells the story of inventor of the Miracle Mop, Joy Mangano, whom Lawrence would play. De Niro is considering the role of Mangano's father, but his decision reportedly depends on whether Lawrence's deal closes. Russell is rewriting the script, which tracks Mangano's path from single mother in Long Island to QVC star, originally by Bridesmaids scribe Annie Mumolo. The film is »

- C. Molly Smith

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Casting: Dwayne Johnson & Kevin Hart Form ‘Central Intelligence,’ Emily Blunt Hangs With 'Barton' & More

11 November 2014 2:34 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Kevin Hart train shows no signs of slowing down and his next effort finds him teaming up with Dwayne Johnson. The pair will star in "Central Intelligence," a long brewing project that once had Ed Helms attached. He's sticking around to produce the movie that kicks off "with a class reunion approaching, as a former high school sports star turned accountant (Hart) is contacted by a classmate (Johnson) who was bullied and humiliated back in the day. The 'loser' that the accountant remembers is now a CIA contract killer who ropes him into helping foil a plot to sell classified military secrets." Oh, those wacky federal agents. Rawson Marshall Thurber ("Dodgeball," "We're The Millers") will direct. [Variety] With "Evil Dead" back to life on Starz, things are looking good for Bruce Campbell, who is now co-starring with James Frecheville, Annabeth Gish, Missi Pyle, G.W. Bailey, and Judge Reinhold in "Highly. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Evil Dead' Star Bruce Campbell Joins 'Highly Functional'

11 November 2014 1:32 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after reporting that Bruce Campbell is returning as his beloved character Ash in Starz's Evil Dead TV series, the actor has joined the indie comedy Highly Functional alongside James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom).

The story centers on a washed up country music star (Bruce Campbell) who is kidnapped by a young autistic man (James Frecheville). The abduction occurs because the autistic man believes that his dying caregiver can only be cured by the musician's performance.

The cast also includes Annabeth Gish, Missi Pyle, G.W. Bailey and Judge Reinhold, with Christopher Nicholas Bangs providing original music.

Marc Forby is directing from a script by Tom Dibble, with Nigel Thomas, Kaila York and Robert Menzies producing. Shooting is already under way in New Mexico for a three-week shoot, with the production wrapping up in Canada next month. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Evil Dead’ Star Bruce Campbell Starring in Comedy ‘Highly Functional’ (Exclusive)

11 November 2014 12:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bruce Campbell and James Frecheville are starring in road comedy “Highly Functional,” which has started shooting in New Mexico.

Marc Forby is directing from a script by Tom Dibble. Campbell plays a washed-up former country rock star who’s kidnapped by a young autistic man portrayed by Frecheville (“Animal Kingdom”), with the belief that his dying caregiver can only be cured by the star performing.

The cast features Annabeth Gish (“Sons of Anarchy”), Missi Pyle (“Gone Girl”), G.W. Bailey and Judge Reinhold. The film also features original songs by Christopher Nicholas Bangs.

“Highly Functional” is produced by Nigel Thomas of Matador Pictures, Kaila York from Headlong Entertainment and Robert Menzies of Zed Filmworks and backed in part by Gloucester Place Films. After three weeks in New Mexico, the shoot will be completed in Canada in mid-December.

Campbell is best known for starring in Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” series and »

- Dave McNary

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The Drop cast and crew talk about the late James Gandolfini

10 November 2014 3:06 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Released in cinemas this Friday here in the UK, The Drop stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. In this special video from 20th Century Fox, the cast and crew of The Drop talk about working with the late James Gandolfini, who also stars in the movie.

Check out the video below:

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead.  Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars.  Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all »

- Luke Owen

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New clip from The Drop featuring Noomi Rapace and Matthias Schoenaerts

6 November 2014 3:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next week a new clip has arrived for The Drop which features Noomi Rapace and Matthias Schoenaerts. Check it out below…

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

The Drop also stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange Is the New Black »

- Gary Collinson

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Check out this new clip from The Drop starring Tom Hardy

21 October 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having played very well to the audience at the London Film Festival, The Drop is set to open in the UK on November 14th and we have a new clip from the film. The Drop is directed by Belgian filmmaker Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead) and screenwriter Dennis Lehane (author of Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone), which stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) alongside the late James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) in his final screen role.

Check out the clip below and let Bob Saginowski (Hardy) explain how the the drop system works in Brooklyn.

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead.  Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. »

- Luke Owen

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Director Joe Hahn Talks Mall, Why He Chose This Material as His First Feature, the Casting Process, His Music Video Background, and More

16 October 2014 8:51 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Mall, the feature directorial debut from Joe Hahn of Linkin Park, examines a group of disgruntled suburbanites – a man on a personal war campaign, a teenager whose favorite pastime is smoking pot, a housewife whose best days have been left behind, a greedy businessman whose only desire is to increase his wealth, and a depressed pervert – who find themselves at a shopping mall in the midst of a seemingly random shooting.  From a script co-written and produced by Vincent D’Onofrio (who acts in it, as well), the film also stars Cameron Monaghan, Gina Gershon, Peter Stormare, James Frecheville, Gbenga Akinnagbe and India Menuez. During this exclusive interview with Collider, Joe Hahn talked about why he wanted to take on Mall as his first feature, staying artistically creative when you’re also handling the business side of things, how he found the casting process, his background directing music videos for the band, »

- Christina Radish

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Casting: Holmes, Thirlby, Skrein, Martin

13 October 2014 12:16 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Kennedys: After Camelot

Katie Holmes will reprise her role of Jackie Kennedy in Reelz's "The Kennedys: After Camelot," an upcoming sequel to the 2011 mini-series "The Kennedys".

Holmes will also executive produce and direct one of the four episodes with "24" veteran Jon Cassar helming the other three. Shooting begins in the spring in Canada. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Olivia Thirlby ("Dredd") and Nelsan Ellis ("True Blood" have joined the ensemble cast of Kyle Alvarez's "The Stanford Prison Experiment". Thirlby will play the wife of Billy Crudup's Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Ellis will play Jesse Fletcher.

The story deals with the infamous 1971 psychological exercise in which college students exhibited shocking cruel and sadistic behavior when divided into camps of prisoners and prison guards. Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, James Frecheville, Johnny Simmons, Ki Hong Lee and Michael Angarano also star. [Source: Deadline]

The Model

Ed Skrein ("Game of Thrones," "The Sweeney") is »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Joaquim de Almeida and Zoe Kazan join Sandra Bullock in 'Our Brand Is Crisis;' more

10 October 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Joaquim de Almeida (Fast Five) has signed on to play the male lead opposite Sandra Bullock in David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis. Zoe Kazan (What If) has also signed on for the political dramedy. In addition to Bullock, they’re joining Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, and Ann Dowd. The film is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name, which explored American political campaign strategies in Bolivia. Green’s film stars Bullock as “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a retired American political consultant, with de Almeida as Castillo, the former president of Bolivia who is running for office again. »

- C. Molly Smith

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‘Stanford Prison Experiment’ Adds Olivia Thirlby, ‘True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis, More

10 October 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Olivia Thirlby (Juno, Dredd) and Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) have joined the ensemble cast of The Stanford Prison Experiment, about the infamous 1971 psychological exercise in which college students exhibited shocking cruel and sadistic behavior when divided into camps of prisoners and prison guards.

Helmed by Kyle Alvarez (C.O.G.), the Tim Talbott-scripted film stars Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, and Billy Crudup as Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the Stanford professor who would later write the book on the psychology of good and evil behavior. Thirlby will play Christina Zimbardo, Professor Zimbardo’s wife and fellow academic. She’s currently starring in O.P.C. at the American Repertory Theater with Melissa Leo and next appears onscreen in The Wedding Ringer in January. Ellis, who had a beloved run as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s True Blood, will play Jesse Fletcher in Stanford. He appeared as Martin Luther King, Jr. in Lee Daniels »

- Jen Yamato

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Beast Astray: An Art Exhibit Inspired by Joe Hahn’s Motion Picture Mall; Check Out Over 70 Images from the Event

1 October 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The trippy and intense indie flick Mall, the feature directorial debut of Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn, examines a group of disaffected suburbanites who find themselves at a shopping mall in the midst of a seemingly random shooting.  In theaters and on VOD on October 17th, and with a script co-written by Vincent D’Onofrio, who also acts in the film, it stars Cameron Monaghan, Gina Gershon, Peter Stormare and James Frecheville. To celebrate the release of the film, Joe Hahn also conceived and curated an exhibit of artwork inspired by the film, called Beast Astray, which can now be seen through October 5th at the Known Gallery (441 N. Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles), and Collider was invited to check it out.  Hit the jump to check out our photos of the artwork, and check back closer to the film’s release for our exclusive interview with the musician/filmmaker. »

- Christina Radish

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Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace Talk The Drop, Why They Wanted to Play These Characters, How They Like to Prepare for Roles, and More

15 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Michaël R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) The Drop.  In the film Tom Hardy plays Bob, a former criminal and current bartender working at a bar that serves as a money “drop” for local gangsters.  The story kicks into gear when Hardy’s character rescues a pit bull puppy only to become the target of the dog’s abusive and mentally unstable former owner.  At the same time, Bob and his cousin/employer Marv (played by James Gandolfini) find themselves in the crosshairs of an investigation and the criminal underworld.  Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane penned the screenplay.  The impressive cast also includes Noomi RapaceMatthias SchoenaertsJohn OrtizAnn Dowd, and James Frecheville. Last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an exclusive video interview withTom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.  They talked about why they wanted to play these characters, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Four New Clips Picked Up from the Mall

10 September 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Linkin Park band member Joseph Hahn is getting ready to make his directorial debut with a film called Mall, and today we have several new clips for you guys to dig on! Check 'em out, and look for more on this one soon!

Paragon Pictures has picked up North American rights to Hahn’s feature helming debut, Mall, which stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Gina Gershon, Cameron Monaghan, Peter Stormare, and James Frecheville in the story of five disaffected suburbanites whose lives come together at a shopping mall following a seemingly random shooting.

Paragon is planning to release Mall in the fall after Hahn wraps up Linkin Park’s Carnivores Tour this summer.

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Director Michaël R. Roskam Talks The Drop, Casting James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy, Deleted Scenes, Future Projects, and More at Tiff 2014

9 September 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend is director Michaël R. Roskam's (Bullhead) The Drop.  In the film Tom Hardy plays Bob, a former criminal and current bartender working at a bar that serves as a money “drop” for local gangsters.  James Gandolfini plays his cousin/employer.  The story kicks into gear when Hardy’s character rescues a pit bull puppy only to become the target of the dog’s abusive and mentally unstable former owner.  At the same time, Hardy and Gandolfini find themselves in the crosshairs of an investigation and the criminal underworld.  Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane penned the screenplay.  The impressive cast also includes Noomi RapaceMatthias SchoenaertsJohn OrtizAnn Dowd, and James Frecheville. A few days ago at the Toronto International Film Festival I landed an exclusive video interview with Michaël Roskam.  He talked about being at Tiff, his first cut of the film, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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