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'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.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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
Interview Ryan Lambie 5 Aug 2013 - 06:59
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 »
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 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
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
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.).
Source: Heat Vision] »
- Garth Franklin
Burt Reynolds starred in the original, portraying a recovering gambling addict who finds work providing protection to his friends.
- Dave McNary
The movie is the big screen adaptation of William Goldman's eponymous novel.
2013 is set to be a busy year for the actor, who was last seen in "Jack The Giant Slayer".
- Meeta Kabra
It centres around Statham as a gambling addict mercenary working for hire in Las Vegas.
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]
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
Cooper plays a defense contractor overseeing a weapons satellite launch from Hawaii. He teams up with (and »
- Garth Franklin
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
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 »
Ventimilgia will portray the son of a powerful businessman who’s friends with a mobster and casino owner.
Burt Reynolds starred in the original about a recovering gambling addict who finds work providing protection to his friends.
He is repped by CAA and Management 360. »
- Dave McNary
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
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 »
- Christina Radish
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 »
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. Sofía 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 »
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
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 »
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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