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Josh and Benny Safdie to Remake ’48 Hours’ With Jerrod Carmichael

Josh and Benny Safdie to Remake ’48 Hours’ With Jerrod Carmichael
Good Time” filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie have chosen their next project, and it’s a bit of a doozy. The Queens-bred filmmaking duo will helm a remake of “48 Hours,” the 1982 crime comedy starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Josh Safdie confirmed to IndieWire. “The Carmichael Show” co-creator and star Jerrod Carmichael will co-write the script.

48 Hours” was an early addition to the buddy cop genre, and an early big screen success for Murphy. The odd couple comedy tells the story of a cop (Nolte) and a convict (Murphy) who team up to catch a pair of cop-killers. The title refers to the fact that Murphy’s character, a former cop serving time for armed robbery, is released from prison for 48 hours in order to help solve the murders. The movie was originally directed by the illustrious Walter Hill (“The Warriors”), produced by Joel Silver, and starred James Remar and Annette O’Toole.
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’48 Hours’ Remake in Development at Paramount With ‘Good Time’ Team

’48 Hours’ Remake in Development at Paramount With ‘Good Time’ Team
Brothers Benny and Josh Safdie, the directing team for the Robert Pattinson crime thriller “Good Time,” are developing a remake of the action-comedy “48 Hours[/link]” for Paramount Players.

48 Hours” was a major hit for Paramount in 1982 with Eddie Murphy in his first film role as a convict helping a detective, played by Nick Nolte, to track down a pair of cop killers over a two-day leave from prison. Directed by Walter Hill, “48 Hours” grossed $80 million and was Joel Silver’s first major production. It was also the first film in the “buddy cop” genre that went on to include “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Lethal Weapon,” and “Rush Hour.”

Chernin Entertainment is producing the remake with Oscar Boyson and Sebastian Bear-McClard. Josh Safdie will co-write the script with Ronald Bronstein and Jerrod Carmichael, who starred in and co-created the NBC sitcom “The Carmichael Show.”

Good Time” has grossed $2 million since August in limited release for A24. It took five Spirit
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Review of Lightening: A Legend In Four Seasons

It's not often that a picture actually does rattle me to my core, genuinely fucks me up. Last time it happened was with Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence.This one is also a documentary, proving the effectiveness of the "cinéma du réel" and let me stress the word effectiveness: Forty eight hours in I'm still vaguely queasy and cannot wait to finish this piece so I can stop having to analyse the experience. Said experience being called Lightning: A Legend in Four Seasons and about lightning strikes, one must wonder why the result of seeing it is me wanting to curl up under a piece of furniture and die.

As the title implies the picture divides its four hours of running time into four parts named after the seasons: Autumn is interviews with survivors of li [Continued ...]
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How Patti Stanger Found Love - and Where She Is with David Krause Now

How Patti Stanger Found Love - and Where She Is with David Krause Now
Finding your soul mate has never been easier, says matchmaker Patti Stanger. She should know. The star of Bravo's hit reality series, Millionaire Matchmaker, said she met her soul mate, handsome former baseball player David Krause, when she finally figured out what was preventing her from finding love. "Two years ago, I was depressed because I hadn't found the true love of my life," Stanger, 52, told People Saturday at the Ladies Luxury Luncheon that her close friend, former Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin, hosted in Southampton. "I was like, 'What's wrong with me?' " said Stanger. "I'm smart.
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Walter Hill Directing, Writing Remake of 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?'

Walter Hill Directing, Writing Remake of 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?'
Walter Hill, the man best known for "The Warriors" and "48 Hrs.," is mounting a remake of the horror classic "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" That may sound like sacrilege to fans of the macabre chiller, but Hill is doing so with the blessing of the family of the late Robert Aldrich, the director of the original 1962 film.  "I am greatly honored that Walter Hill will be joining us in the collaboration of this film. I know that he will respect the material and the legacy of this terrific project," Adell
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Edgar Ramirez Is The Frontrunner For Khan In Star Trek 2!

Oh look!They’re looking at a bunch of Latino actors for a role in J.J. Abrams Untitled Star Trek sequel?What could it be?The housekeeping guy who keeps the Enterprise spotless?The fruit guy who sells bags of oranges at Starfleet HQ?Or could it be the bad guy role that we exclusively reported over the weekend?A bad guy role which was the hallmark of Ricardo Montalban’s career?The bad guy role known to trekkies as Khan Noonien Singh!Yep, Khan baby!Forty eight hours ago when I updated our exclusive scoop recently confirmed by Vulture, I said that J.J. and the crew should give Carlos star Edgar a Ramirez a serious look.Looks like they took my advice...literally.According to the good folks over at Variety, Edgar Ramirez seems to be the frontrunner for the role of Khan along with Spanish Actor Jordi Molla.
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'Sister' act: Hill to helm thriller

'Sister' act: Hill to helm thriller
Walter Hill has signed on to direct the cop thriller Little Sister for Avi Lerner's Millennium Films. Hill will direct from a script he co-wrote with his production partner and longtime collaborator David Giler. The story centers on a female cop who teams up with a Mafia-type thug seeking retribution for his little sister's death. Along with Hill and Giler, Millennium's Lerner, Danny Dimbort and Boaz Davidson will be involved as producers/executive producers, though the exact details have yet to be finalized. Millennium teamed with Hill on Undisputed, which Miramax released in 2002. Hill and Giler also co-wrote Undisputed. Millennium is involved in several high-profile projects. Earlier this month, Millennium and Emmett/Furla teamed to finance and produce the thriller 88 Minutes, starring Al Pacino. Other Millennium projects include Edison, starring Justin Timberlake, Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman, and Mozart & the Whale, starring Josh Hartnett and Radha Mitchell. Hill's directing credits include 48 Hrs., Southern Comfort, Red Heat and Deadwood. Hill and Giler are repped by ICM.

ShoWest taps Gordon for career nod

ShoWest taps Gordon for career nod
Academy Award-nominated producer Lawrence Gordon will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at ShoWest 2004, which begins March 22 in Las Vegas. In a 40-year producing career, Gordon has been responsible for such films as Die Hard, 48 Hrs., The Warriors, Predator, Timecop, Waterworld, Boogie Nights, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and best picture Oscar nominee Field of Dreams. Gordon has been president and chief operating officer of 20th Century Fox, chairman and CEO of Largo Entertainment and vp worldwide production at American International Pictures.

3-genre threat Murphy signs with DreamWorks

3-genre threat Murphy signs with DreamWorks
Following a successful collaboration on the blockbuster feature Shrek, for which a sequel is due out in the summer, the film's co-star Eddie Murphy has inked a two-year, first-look production deal with DreamWorks Pictures. The deal cements a long-standing relationship between the star and studio topper Jeffrey Katzenberg that goes back 20 years to when Katzenberg was an executive at Paramount and Murphy was a rising comedian making his big-screen debut in the studio's 1982 feature film 48 HRS. Their relationship continued on such Paramount features as Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop before Katzenberg left to join the Walt Disney Co. in 1984. In addition to Murphy, DreamWorks has signed In the Bedroom writer-director Todd Field to a two-year deal. Details of the deal -- which does include overhead -- are being kept under wraps.

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