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Us Briefs: Red Granite Pictures wraps 'Papillon'

5 December 2016 2:56 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek star in the adventure based on the bestselling 1969 memoir of convicted French felon and fugitive Henri Charriere. 

Papillon shot for 51 days in Belgrade, Serbia, as well as various locations in Montenegro and the Mediterranean Film Studioswater tanks in Malta.

Michael Noer directs from a screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski. The story charts Charriere’s escape attempts from the brutal penal colony on French Guiana.

Red Granite’s Joey McFarland, David Koplan and Riza Aziz produce with Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi.

Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman starred in the 1973 version.

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Tommy Flanagan Joins ‘Papillon’ Remake; Alan Ritchson Cast In ‘Office Uprising’

2 December 2016 4:09 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sons Of Anarchy actor Tommy Flanagan is reuniting with his co-star Charlie Hunnam in the upcoming Michael Noer-directed remake Papillon, based on the classic 1973 film that starred Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen. Written by Aaron Guzikowski, the pic, which also stars Rami Malek, is a modern retelling of the original, which was based on the memoirs of convicted felon and fugitive Henri Charriere. Tommy will play a mysterious figure with a dark past that Papillon… »

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How ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek Used Anxiety to Carry His Breakthrough Emmys Drama

8 August 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Rami Malek is in Emmy mode.

The “Mr. Robot” star just flew back to the States from London for a fitting with a stylist, an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and a visit to the Television Critics Association Awards (where his USA Network series was named best new series).

What’s more, he’s got a new movie to prep: Malek will play the Dustin Hoffman role in a reworking of John Frankenheimer’s 1974 prison-break classic, “Papillon.”

This actor doesn’t agree to do just anything – he sets sky-high standards for himself. That’s how Malek broke through the noise on Sam Esmail’s innovative paranoid psycho-thriller “Mr. Robot.” The drama seemed to come out of nowhere, but quickly collected so many nominations and awards (Golden Globes Best Drama Series, Peabody, Critics Choice, AFI Ten Best TV, Gotham Breakthrough) that six Emmy nominations seemed inevitable.

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How ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek Used Anxiety to Carry His Breakthrough Emmys Drama

8 August 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rami Malek is in Emmy mode.

The “Mr. Robot” star just flew back to the States from London for a fitting with a stylist, an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and a visit to the Television Critics Association Awards (where his USA Network series was named best new series).

What’s more, he’s got a new movie to prep: Malek will play the Dustin Hoffman role in a reworking of John Frankenheimer’s 1974 prison-break classic, “Papillon.”

This actor doesn’t agree to do just anything – he sets sky-high standards for himself. That’s how Malek broke through the noise on Sam Esmail’s innovative paranoid psycho-thriller “Mr. Robot.” The drama seemed to come out of nowhere, but quickly collected so many nominations and awards (Golden Globes Best Drama Series, Peabody, Critics Choice, AFI Ten Best TV, Gotham Breakthrough) that six Emmy nominations seemed inevitable.

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Mr. Robot star Rami Malek joins Charlie Hunnam in Papillon remake

5 August 2016 5:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like director Michael Noer (Northwest) has secured its two leads for the upcoming Papillon remake, with Deadline reporting that Mr. Robot star Rami Malek is in talks to join Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) in the cast of the film.

Described as a “contemporary retelling” of Franklin J. Schaffner’s Oscar-nominated 1973 film, Papillon will see Malek in the Dustin Hoffman role of Louis Dega, while Hunnam will portray Henri Charriere, played by Steve McQueen in the original.

Based on the real-life memoirs of petty criminal Charriere, Papillon follows the relationship between the two felons as they hatch a plan to escape from a notorious French Guiana penal colony. The remake has been scripted by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners), and is set to go into production next month.

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Movie News: Rami ('Mr. Robot') Malek Joins Charlie Hunnam in 'Papillon'; Watch Antonio Banderas in 'Finding Altamira' Trailer

4 August 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Papillon: Charlie Hunnam is already set to star in a new version of Papillon and now Rami Malek (TV's Mr. Robot, above) is in talks to join him. Set in the modern day, the movie is based on the memoirs of Henri Charriere. He was a petty criminal who was unjustly convicted of murder in the 1930s, sentenced to imprisonment in a notorious penal faciilty on Devil's Island in South America, and then plotted his escape with the help of a counterfeiter. Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman starred in a 1973 movie version. [Deadline]   Jonathan: Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars, above) will star in Jonathan, an independent drama about twin brothers, one a successful architect and the other an unemployed layabout. Things become tense due to a secret relationship with a...

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News Briefs: Rami ('Mr. Robot') Malek Joins Charlie Hunnam in 'Papillon'

4 August 2016 2:55 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Papillon: Charlie Hunnam is already set to star in a new version of Papillon and now Rami Malek (TV's Mr. Robot, above) is in talks to join him. Set in modern times, the movie is based on the memoirs of Henri Charriere. He was a petty criminal who was unjustly convicted of murder in the 1930s, sentenced to imprisonment in a notorious penal facility on Devil's Island in South America, and then plotted his escape with the help of a counterfeiter. Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman starred in...

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‘Mr Robot’ star Rami Malek joins the ‘Papillon’ remake

3 August 2016 10:49 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Mr Robot‘s lead actor Rami Malek has joined the cast of the Papillon remake. Malek will join the already cast Charlie Hunnam in the remake of the Steve McQueen movie, which itself was based on the memoirs of convicted felon and fugitive Henri Charriere.

Malek will play the role previously assumed by Dustin Hoffman in the 1973 original, the quirky counterfeiter Louis Dega. Hunnam will play McQueen’s character, fugitive Henri Charriere, who staged an epic escape from Devil’s Island, a notorious penal colony in French Guiana, South America.

The original book’s synopsis is below. Shooting on the new film starts later this year.

Condemned for a murder he did not commit, Henri Charriere, nicknamed Papillon, was sent to the penal colony of French Guiana. Forty-two days after his arrival he made his first break for freedom, travelling a thousand gruelling miles in an open boat. He was »

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Rami Malek to Lead ‘Papillon’ Remake, Don Johnson Joins S. Craig Zahler’s Next Film, and More

3 August 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With Charlie Hunnam set to star in the remake of the Steve McQueen 1973 flick PapillonMr. Robot star Rami Malek is now in talks to play opposite the actor, Deadline reports. The drama will be directed by Michael Noer, off a script penned by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners). Malek would take the role originally played by Dustin Hoffman, while Hunnam is filling the shoes of Steve McQueen in the story about two criminals who must become friends as they both begin sentences in a horrible prison located on Devil’s Island — and their friendship buds into a plan to escape. Malek has been making waves with his performance on USA’s Mr. Robot, which occupies a lot of the actor’s work time. The remake of Papillon is set to commence principal photography this September.

After his brutal and quite excellent directorial debut Bone Tomahawk, author and screenwriter S. Craig Zahler »

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Newswire: Rami Malek and Charlie Hunnam will break out of jail in the Papillon remake

3 August 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

It’s exceedingly difficult to imagine that any sound-minded person has ever uttered a sentence along the lines of, “That Charlie Hunnam guy, he’s like a modern day Steve McQueen.” He might be a good-looking blonde on a motorcycle, but after nearly two decades in the business, the Sons Of Anarchy star is still far from being the exemplar of cool. Still, Deadline is reporting that he’ll be stepping into McQueen’s Golden Globe-nominated role as real-life Devil’s Island escapee Henri “Papillon” Charrière in the remake of Franklin J. Schaffner 1973 classic, Papillon.

Joining him in penal colony anguish will likely be Rami Malek as his less-cool counterfeiter prison buddy, which is actually some pretty decent casting. Dustin Hoffman played Louis Dega 43 years ago, and one could make a substantive argument that Malek is on his way to filling the modern-day Hoffman niche. Malek’s already ...

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Papillon remake to star Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek

3 August 2016 11:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Mr Robot star Rami Malek is the new addition to the cast for the remake of Papillon...

Mr Robot star Rami Malek is in talks to star with Charlie Hunnam for the upcoming Papillon remake.

The 1973 classic film Papillon starred Steve McQueen in the title role of Henri Charrière, a self-proclaimed innocent man who is sentenced to Devil’s Island in French Guiana for murder but cannot stay caged. He was joined by Dustin Hoffman as the quirky counterfeiter Louis Degas, the man who finances Papillon’s escape attempts. Here's the trailer for the original film...

Malek will take on the role of Degas, a very intelligent man who seems to be known in all the wrong places. There's no word yet on whether Malek will wear the signature prescription glasses that Hoffman fastened around his ears. 

Malek is currently filming USA's hacker series Mr. Robot season »

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‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek in Talks to Join Charlie Hunnam in ‘Papillon’ Remake

3 August 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek is in talks to join the remake of “Papillon” alongside Charlie Hunnam, TheWrap has learned. The actor would play Louis Dega, the role made famous by Dustin Hoffman in the 1973 original. Hunnam is already signed to take on Steve McQueen‘s role of Henri Charrière. “Papillon” is backed by Red Granite Pictures and will be directed by Michael Noer. Also Read: 'Mr. Robot' Premiere: What's a Smart Home and How Can You Get One? The remake will take a modern tack on the original “Papillon,” which was based on the memoirs of »

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‘Papillon’ Remake Casts ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek in the Dustin Hoffman Role

3 August 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The folks behind the Papillon remake faced the massive challenging of finding an actor worthy of succeeding Steve McQueen in the lead role, and eventually they decided Charlie Hunnam was the guy to do it. Now they’ve moved on to filling the Dustin Hoffman role, and this time they’ve got their eyes on a small-screen standout. Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek is reportedly […]

The post ‘Papillon’ Remake Casts ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek in the Dustin Hoffman Role appeared first on /Film. »

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‘Mr. Robot’ Emmy Nominee Rami Malek Will Tackle Dustin Hoffman Role In ‘Papillon’ Remake

3 August 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fresh off his Emmy nominee and another round of rave reviews for “Mr. Robot” Season 2, Rami Malek is getting ready to return to the big screen in a very classic way. Deadline reports the actor is in final negotiations to star opposite Charlie Hunnam in the contemporary remake of “Papillon,” the 1973 classic starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. Malik would take on Hoffman’s famous role of Louis Dega in the remake directed by  Michael Noer (“Northwest”) and written by Aaron Guzikowski (“Prisoners”).

Read More: ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek on Making an ‘Indie Film’ on USA Network and Its ‘Iconic’ Potential

The film will follow the original’s story but is being described as a modern retelling of the events. The plot is based on on the memoirs of convicted felon Henri Charriere, who escaped from a prison in French Guiana, South America after he was unjustly convicted of murder. »

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Papillon Remake Adds Rami Malek Opposite Charlie Hunnam

3 August 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

He may not be involved in FX’s planned Sons of Anarchy prequel series – barring a change of heart – or Pacific Rim 2 for that matter, but Charlie Hunnam has still lined up a collection of enticing projects.

Case in point: PapillonMichael Noer’s full-blown remake of the 1973 prison break movie, where Hunnam will play the part of Henri “Papillon” Charriere. It appears the actor has now found his parter-in-crime, too, with The Hollywood Reporter confirming today that Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) has agreed terms to star opposite Hunnam as Louis Dega.

Forty years ago, those roles were filled by Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, respectively, who form an unlikely friendship in a French Guiana work camp during the 1930s. Facing a life sentence behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, it is Henri “Papillon” Charriere (Hunnam) that anchors the story, hatching a plan to escape that involves »

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‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek Joins Charlie Hunnam In ‘Papillon’ Remake

3 August 2016 9:16 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Yes, a remake of the Steve McQueen/Dustin Hoffman prison-break classic “Papillon” is a thing that is happening, so tell your dad and assign him the task of learning who the two new leads of the movie will be. Read More: Charlie Hunnam Eyed For ‘Papillon’ Remake In the spring, we learned that former Jaeger pilot […]

The post ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek Joins Charlie Hunnam In ‘Papillon’ Remake appeared first on The Playlist. »

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‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek Joins Charlie Hunnam in ‘Papillon’ Remake

3 August 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek is in negotiations to co-star with Charlie Hunnam in the remake of the 1973 Steve McQueen film “Papillon.”

Hunnam will play the role originated by McQueen, while Malek is in talks to take on Dustin Hoffman’s character. The movie will shoot in September, directed by Michael Noer from a script by “Prisoners” writer Aaron Guzikowski.

Papillon” is backed by Red Granite, and Joey McFarland, Riza Aziz, David Koplan, Ram Bergman, and Roger Corbi are producing.

The movie is a modern retelling of the original, based on the memoirs of convicted felon and fugitive Henri Charriere, who staged an epic escape from Devil’s Island, a notorious penal colony in French Guiana, South America. The petty criminal from the Parisian underworld was unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France. Charriere provides protection from fellow thug inmates for quirky counterfeiter Louis Dega (to be played by Malek »

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‘Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek To Play Dustin Hoffman Role In ‘Papillon’ Remake

3 August 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Mr. Robot star Rami Malek is negotiating to star with Charlie Hunnam in Papillon, the remake of the 1973 classic film. Hunnam will play the role originated by Steve McQueen and Malek is in talks to play the role originated by Dustin Hoffman. The film will shoot in September, directed by Michael Noer (Northwest) from a script by Prisoners writer Aaron Guzikowski. The picture is backed by Red Granit and Joey McFarland, riza aziz, David Koplan, Ram Bergman and… »

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Under Fire, Red Granite Declares It Is Still ‘Open for Business’

1 August 2016 7:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Red Granite Pictures, which finds itself at the center of a massive international corruption case, issued a statement Monday seeking to reassure the entertainment industry that it is still in business.

“Today we announce in no uncertain terms that Red Granite remains open for business, and that everyone involved with Red Granite can confidently continue to do business with us in the wake of the civil lawsuit filed by the government last month,” the company said in a statement.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a $1 billion asset forfeiture case on July 20, alleging the widespread looting of 1Mdb, a Malaysian development fund. It accuses Red Granite CEO Riza Aziz, the stepson of Malaysia’s prime minister, of taking some $74 million that traced back to the fund to finance Red Granite. It also accuses Aziz of using looted funds to buy luxury real estate in London, Beverly Hills and New York. »

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Magic (1978)

14 May 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s the eyes, isn’t it? Wide like saucers and twice as deep, they’re impenetrable. And the wooden leer of the wide open maw betrays them, separate and with its own agenda. Of course I’m referring to ventriloquist dummies, and the eerie spell they cast upon the viewer. The horror viewer, specifically; we’ll seek out anything that gives us a sense of unease. Which brings us to Richard Attenborough’s Magic (1978), a wryly creepy tale of encroaching madness and showbiz folly. (Aren’t they the same thing?)

Produced by 20th Century Fox and Joseph E. Levine (Carnal Knowledge) and released by 20th Century, Magic opened in November of ’78 in the U.S. and rolled out to the rest of the world in early ’79. Grossing nearly $24 million U.S. against a $7 million budget with positive reviews to boot, Magic was an unqualified success – with one of the »

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