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Statham Replaces Craig On "Layer Cake" Sequel

11 November 2013 1:39 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jason Statham and producer Steve Chasman have acquired the film rights to J.J. Connolly's novel "Viva La Madness".

'Viva' is Connolly's sequel to "Layer Cake," the book he wrote which became the 2004 Matthew Vaughn film which starred Daniel Craig as the nameless protagonist. Connolly is adapting the novel into a script with Statham to play the same character Craig did in 'Layer' .

Surviving his gunshot wound, the man is now looking to retire to a beach. Instead he becomes involved with trans-Atlantic drug deals, money laundering, high-tech electronic fraud, London lowlifes and Venezuelan drug cartels.

Statham and Chasman will produce for their Sj Pictures banner, the company's second film following the upcoming adaptation of William Goldman's "Heat".

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Tiff 2013: What We Learned from Jason Reitman’s Live Read of ‘Boogie Nights’

8 September 2013 4:08 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

For the second coming of Jason Reitman’s (Labor Day) now infamous Live Read program to the Toronto International Film Festival, the young auteur has yet again assembled an all-star cast to tackle one of his (and everyone else’s) all-time favorite films. Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights premiered at Tiff in the now defunct Uptown Theatre in 1997, the ensuing commotion causing an unpredicted street shutdown.

Reitman himself – his father in supportive attendance – excitedly introduced the event, declaring these reads even more fun than making actual films and announcing he and the cast would be working from a version of the original shooting script that would include select deleted scenes and alternate lines. Then our actors were introduced.

Dane Cook appeared to be at least the second-biggest fan on stage, enthusiastically delivering a spot-on Luis Guzman impression as Maurice Rodriguez, ideally timing Reed Rothchild’s lines – a scant helping »

- Tom Stoup

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Director Simon West: Stolen, Con Air, Rick Astley and more

2 August 2013 8:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Interview Ryan Lambie 5 Aug 2013 - 06:59

With his latest film, Stolen, out now, director Simon West talks to us about Con Air, Jason Statham, Expendables 2, Rick Astley, and more...

Although it's always a pleasure to talk to a filmmaker about their work, it's not often you get half-an-hour or so to really go into a more detailed conversation about their career to date. It was a real treat, then, to be able to talk to director Simon West about such a huge range of topics, from working with Nicolas Cage and Jason Statham to his transition from working in commercials to making the 90s summer blockbuster Con Air for producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Throughout, West was generous, funny and full of great stories, and he didn't even mind when we brought up the subject of his music video for Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up - an 80s chart »

- ryanlambie

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‘Heat’: Jason Statham Remake’s Hot Sales

17 May 2013 7:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sierra/Affinity has reported strong sales at Cannes for the Simon West remake of action-thriller “Heat,” starring Jason Statham.

Heat” is produced by Statham and Steven Chasman of Sj Pictures. West is directing from William Goldman’s script.

Burt Reynolds starred in the 1986 original, portraying a recovering gambling addict who finds work providing protection to his friends. Goldman also wrote that script.

The updated “Heat” is currently shooting in New Orleans, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Milo Ventimiglia, Sofia Vergara, Anne Heche, Stanley Tucci and Hope Davis are also in the cast.

The film has been sold to Lionsgate in the U.K., Dutch Filmworks in Benelux, Spi in Eastern Europe, Universum Film/Rtl in Germany, Klockworx in Japan, Nordisk in Scandinavia, Sun Distribution Group in Latin America and Star Alliance in China. »

- Dave McNary

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Giveaway - Win Handgun on DVD

13 May 2013 11:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Karen Young (Birdy, Heat) gives a powerfully intense performance as a victim of sexual violence who turns vigilante in the female revenge thriller Handgun; written, produced and directed by British film veteran Tony Garnett, it is available on DVD as a brand new transfer in its correct cinema aspect ratio for the first time in the UK on May 20th as part of The British Film Collection, and to celebrate we have a copy to give away to our readers courtesy of Netwrok Distributing.

Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition...

With one broken relationship still fresh in her mind, Kathleen Sullivan (Karen Young) is in no mood to take on a new boyfriend. But macho Larry (Clayton Day) will not tolerate sexual rebuffs; rape is his means of exercising what he regards as a male prerogative. Consumed by anger and hungry for vengeance, »

- Flickering Myth

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Vikander Joins "Man From U.N.C.L.E."

8 May 2013 8:51 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Swedish actress Alicia Vikander ("Anna Karenina") is in negotiations to play the female lead opposite Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer in Guy Ritchie's "Man From U.N.C.L.E." film at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Robert Vaughn and David McCallum starred in the original 1960s spy drama as American agent Napoleon Solo (Cruise) and Soviet agent Illya Kuryakin (Hammer).

The two agents work for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.), who fought the forces of Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.).

Vikander will play a new creation for the film, a British agent with a car fetish. Lionel Wigram and John Davis are producing.

Source: Heat Vision] »

- Garth Franklin

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Jason Alexander, Max Casella Join ‘Heat’ (Exclusive)

6 May 2013 5:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jason Alexander and Max Casella have joined the remake of the 1986 drama “Heat” opposite Jason Statham.

Heat” is produced by Sj Pictures, Quad Productions and Current Entertainment. Simon West is directing from William Goldman’s script.

Burt Reynolds starred in the original, portraying a recovering gambling addict who finds work providing protection to his friends.

Heat” is currently shooting in New Orleans. Sofia Vergara, Anne Heche, Stanley Tucci and Hope Davis are also in the cast.

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- Dave McNary

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Stanley Tucci to work in 'Heat'

15 April 2013 1:43 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Los Angeles, April 16: Hollywood actor Stanley Tucci is said to be the latest addition in the cast of Simon West's "Heat".

The movie is the big screen adaptation of William Goldman's eponymous novel.

While Tucci's role in the movie is yet to be revealed, the movie's cast also includes Jason Statham, Nick Escalante, Sofia Vergara, Milo Ventimiglia and Anne Heche, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

2013 is set to be a busy year for the actor, who was last seen in "Jack The Giant Slayer".

He will be back on the big screen in Thor Freudenthal's "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters". In Francis Lawrence's "The Hunger Games:. »

- Meeta Kabra

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Jason Statham's 'Heat' adds Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche

12 April 2013 8:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Stanley Tucci and Anne Heche have been cast in Heat.

Jason Statham's action-thriller remake has also added Cedric the Entertainer, Hope Davis and Milo Ventimiglia to its lineup, reports Deadline.

Based on William Goldman's novel, it was previously adapted in 1986 with Burt Reynolds in the lead role.

It centres around Statham as a gambling addict mercenary working for hire in Las Vegas.

Goldman - best known as the screenwriter for The Princess Bride - is working on the Heat script for Expendables 2 director Simon West.

The film will also feature Sophia Vergara, Michael Angarano, and Dominik Garcia-Lorido. »

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Casting: Freeman, Cornish, McAdams, Tucci

12 April 2013 6:16 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Transcendence

Morgan Freeman is in final negotiations to star opposite Johnny Depp in cinematographer Wally Pfister's sci-fi directorial debut "Transcendence" at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Johnny Depp stars as a man who creates a computer program that develops an awareness. Kate Mara, Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall co-star in the film which begins shooting next month in Los Angeles. [Source: Heat Vision]

Solace

Abbie Cornish will join Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins in Afonso Poyart's thriller "Solace". Shooting begins in May.

The story follows an FBI agent who links up with a doctor with psychic abilities to hunt down a serial killer. Cornish's role is unknown. [Source: Variety]

Cameron Crowe's Next

Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to play the ex-girlfriend of Bradley Cooper's character in Cameron Crowe's untitled romantic comedy. Shooting begins in September.

Cooper plays a defense contractor overseeing a weapons satellite launch from Hawaii. He teams up with (and »

- Garth Franklin

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Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, and Cedric the Entertainer Join Heat; Abbie Cornish Lands Female Lead in Solace; Timothy Simons Joins Draft Day

11 April 2013 8:08 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve got some new casting news covering a few different film genres: Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, and Cedric the Entertainer have joined Jason Statham’s upcoming action flick Heat, about a gambling addict and ex-mercenary named Nick (played by Statham) working for hire in Las Vegas.  Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) has reportedly landed the role of the leading lady in Afonso Poyart’s upcoming film Solace, which will also star Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins. Veep star Timothy Simons has joined Ivan Reitman’s NFL comedy Draft Day, where he will play Marx, a Cleveland Browns scout with a big personality. Hit the jump for more information on each casting bit, folks. In Statham’s action remake Heat, Deadline reports that Tucci, Heche, and Cedric the Entertainer join a stacked cast that includes Hope Davis, Milo Ventimiglia, Sophia Vergara, Michael Angarano, and Dominik Garcia-Lorido.  Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman (The Princess Bride »

- Gabe Chase

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Heat Remake Adds Heroes' Milo Ventimiglia

11 April 2013 6:34 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Simon West's Heat remake is up one more familiar face. Joining Jason Statham in the film is Milo Ventimiglia, who may be best known for playing the starring role of Peter Petrelli in NBC's Heroes, or on the feature side, as the title character's son in Rocky Balboa. Heat will have Jason Statham filling the shoes (but probably not the mustache) of Burt Reynolds, who starred in the original 1986 film based on William Goldman's novel about a bodyguard working in Las Vegas. In addition to penning the novel, Goldman wrote the screenplay for the original film, and he also wrote the adapted screenplay for the one West is directing. The Wrap says Ventimiglia has been cast to play Danny, "the son of a prominent businessman with ties to a mobster and casino owner named Baby." In an effort to keep himself safe and covered wherever he goes, he »

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Milo Ventimiglia Joins ‘Heat’ Remake

11 April 2013 3:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Milo Ventimiglia has joined the remake of the 1986 drama “Heat” opposite Jason Statham.

Ventimilgia will portray the son of a powerful businessman who’s friends with a mobster and casino owner.

Heat” is produced by Sj Pictures, Quad Productions and Current Entertainment. Simon West is directing from William Goldman’s script.

Burt Reynolds starred in the original about a recovering gambling addict who finds work providing protection to his friends.

Ventimiglia will be seen late this year in “Grace of Monaco”  and  has a role in the Adam Sandler comedy “Grown Ups 2.

He is repped by CAA and Management 360. »

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Milo Ventimiglia Joins Jason Statham in 'Heat' Remake

11 April 2013 2:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Milo Ventimiglia has been cast in a lead role opposite Jason Statham in "Heat," a remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds movie of the same name. Ventimiglia ("Heroes") will play Danny DeMarco, a role portrayed by Neil Barry in the original. Danny is the son of a prominent businessman with ties to a mobster and casino owner named Baby. Given his father's connections, arrogant Danny believes himself to untouchable and travels with two bodyguards to make sure he remains untouchable. Also read: Simon West to Direct Jason Statham in 'Heat' Remake Statham is taking over »

- Greg Gilman

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Michael Angarano Talks The Brass Teapot, Portraying a Real Relationship in a Fantastical Story, and Remaking Heat with Jason Statham

5 April 2013 8:23 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In The Brass Teapot, John (Michael Angarano) and Alice (Juno Temple) are a small town couple in their ‘20s, who are very much in love, but also very broke.  Struggling to make ends meet while their friends enjoy the good life, a mysterious brass teapot in a roadside antique shop is seemingly the answer to all of their problems, when it starts spitting money out of its spout.  But, as its demands for appeasement become darker and darker, its existence is a reminder that you should always be careful what you wish for. At the film’s press day, actor Michael Angarano spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why this odd little film appealed to him, keeping the relationship very real amidst this fantastical story, how they got to play around a bit with the script, and how much he enjoyed shooting the emotionally abusive moments.  He also »

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Michael Angarano Joins Jason Statham In Heat Remake

20 March 2013 1:57 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Have you ever stepped back to wonder who in the contemporary film landscape is 2010s' Burt Reynolds? Someone who excels at bonkers action sequences and radiates a dangerous sex appeal? If you're thinking Jason Statham then you're in line with the filmmakers behind Heat, a remake of the 1986 crime drama that starred Reynolds as Los Vegas bodyguard with a past as mercenary and serious gambling addiction plaguing his present. Last November, Con Air helmer Simon West signed on to direct, lining up Heat to be his third feature with Statham, following The Mechanic and Expendables 2. Since then casting for the rest of the remake's roles has kicked off, and Deadline reports Michael Angarano has been set to co-star. The 25-year-old actor who has had memorable appearances in Steven Soderbergh's genre-bending spy thriller Haywire and Kevin Smith's controversial Red State is set to take on the role that Peter MacNicol »

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Michael Angarano Joins Heat

20 March 2013 12:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Michael Angarano, who stars in the upcoming indie The Brass Teapot, has joined the cast of the Heat remake for Sierra/Affinity.

Jason Statham stars as Nick, a recovering gambling addict who takes on protection and security jobs in Las Vegas. He puts it all on the line when he decides to take on the mafia, after his friend is badly beaten. Michael Angarano will play Cyrus Kinnick, a young billionaire tech wiz who hires Nick as a bodyguard and gambling adviser. Sof&#237a Vergara also stars in an unspecified role. Burt Reynolds and Peter MacNicol portrayed Nick and Cyrus in the 1987 film Heat.

Simon West (The Expendables 2) is directing from a screenplay by William Goldman, who wrote the novel and the screenplay adaptation for the original. Jason Statham is also producing alongside Steve Chasman, with Corey Yuen serving as fight choreographer. No production schedule was given.

Heat comes »

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Simon West’s Heat Adds Michael Angarano!

20 March 2013 12:32 PM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

I’m sure you’re all familiar with Simon West‘s upcoming Heat movie, right? Ok then, it’s time for a little casting update, ’cause we’ve just learned that Michael Angarano will join Jason Statham and Sofia Vergara who are already set to lead West’s remake of the 1987 film. Interesting thing – Angarano comes on board to play a tech billionaire Cyrus Kinnick, portrayed in the original by Peter MacNicol! Simon West will direct the whole thing from a script written by William Goldman, and as we previously reported, the movie will revolve around Statham’s character – Nick Escalante, a recovering gambler-turned-hired bodyguard working in Vegas. You... Related posts: Sofia Vergara & Jason Statham – That’s What We Call Heat (Remake)! Simon West to Direct Heat Starring Jason Statham Michael Angarano in Kevin Smith’s Hit Somebody Juno Temple and Michael Angarano In The Brass Teapot Birdman Adds Emma Stone, »

- Jeanne Standal

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Michael Angarano Boards Heat

20 March 2013 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Michael Angarano, who soon stars opposite Juno Temple in The Brass Teapot , has signed on for Simon West's Heat , Deadline reports. Also set to star Jason Statham and Sofia Vergara, the film is a remake of the 1987 feature film that starred Burt Reynolds. Heat is being written by two-time Oscar winner William Goldman, who also wrote the original screenplay of the 1987 version, based on his own novel. The action-thriller tells the story of a tough recovering gambling addict (Statham) who makes his living providing protection in the rough edges of the gambling world. Statham's character refuses to resort to gunplay, strictly using hand and edged weapon combat. When a dear friend is brutally beaten by a high-rolling mobster, he helps her get her revenge and he ends up in more »

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Jason Statham Will Team Up With Sofia Vergara in “Heat”

8 March 2013 12:33 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Variety reports that Simon West is in the driver’s seat for the remake of the 1986 film Heat which starred Burt Reynolds as an ex-mercenary, working as a bodyguard in Las Vegas and providing protection for his friends.

West will direct Jason Statham (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Crank) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) in the film adapted from the book. William Goldman wrote the book in 1985 and adapted it the for the screen in 1986. He will once again adapt his own story for the upcoming remake.

Goldman last wrote Dreamcatcher in 2003.

Watch this scene from the movie Heat (1986). If nothing else, skip to 6:50 for the weirdest action scene…

I can’t picture Statham in this role that Reynolds did first. Statham can act, for sure, but he’s been doing so many action movies on auto-pilot that I’m unsure if he even wants to anymore. It »

- Alex Corey

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