8 items from 2017
Woody Harrelson talks War for the Planet of the Apes and his passion for the environmentWoody Harrelson talks War for the Planet of the Apes and his passion for the environmentDebra Wallace - Cineplex Magazine7/11/2017 10:18:00 Am
Then he realized he was being asked to play the Colonel, an iron-fisted, ruthless soldier brought in to tamp down the now hyper-intelligent apes waging war with mankind.
The 55-year-old actor admits he was a bit chagrined. “I tried anything and everything to get them to come around, but they told me I was playing a human,” he explains, tongue in cheek, during a recent chat at a posh Manhattan hotel. Dressed in a blue T-shirt and hoodie, he’s approachable and irreverent. “I »
- Debra Wallace - Cineplex Magazine
By Jake Orthwein
A look back at the story of an outsider who stood up for our freedom (to peddle smut).
The article Freedom, Hypocrisy, and ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt’ appeared first on Film School Rejects. »
- Jake Orthwein
Lionsgate are planning a 2 Live Crew biopic The Book Of Luke. The film will be based on the memoir Book Of Luke: My Fight For Truth, Justice And Liberty City by the band’s leader Luther Campbell. Me And Earl And The Dying Girl break out star Rj Cyler is to play the role of Campbell in the planned film. More on the 2 Live Crew movie below.
2 Live Crew movie planned 2 Live Crew movie to be titled The Book Of Luke
2 Live Crew were a controversial hip-hop outfit from Miami who gained notoriety in the 1980s for sexual themes running throughout their work. Deadline, who broke the news of the movie, says that the film will be Straight Outta Compton meets The People Vs. Larry Flynt, and will chart the the rise of a provocative hip hop group and its envelope-pushing antics that got Campbell out of his poverty-stricken origins »
- Paul Heath
Author: Zehra Phelan
Once known as the King of the high seas for his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise (well not quite, we just made that up), Johnny Depp has now been confirmed to star in the ‘real life’ story of Antivirus magnate John McAfee in the new film, King of The Jungle.
The comedy, which is to be co-directed by Glenn Ficarra (Crazy, Stupid, Love, I Love You Phillip Morris) and John Requa (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Crazy, Stupid, Love) comes from Conde Nast Entertainment, the same Conde Nast who published the story, “John McAfee’s Last Stand” in Wired. The other players also involved are Zaftig Films, MadRiver Pictures, and Epic Entertainment.
Screenwriting team Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (American Crime Story, The People Vs. Larry Flynt) penned the true story King of the Jungle which is based on the Wired article “John McAfee’s Last Stand, »
- Zehra Phelan
Love will play Mary "Kitty" Menendez, mother of Lyle and Erik. Casting is still underway for the brothers, while no announcement has been made yet about who will play the father, Jose, a successful entertainment executive.
The movie has yet to be given a title but will delve into the lives of the Menendez family and explore the "extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father's hands, »
Another Menendez brothers TV project is in the works, but only Lifetime’s can boast that it has Courtney Love.
The singer-actress will star in an original movie for the network, focusing on the abuse the siblings endured from their father while their mother Kitty (played by Love) looked the other way, our sister site Deadline reports.
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The murder trial of Lyle and Erik Menendez, »
Lifetime is looking to another famous murder case for its next TV movie.
The female-skewing cable network has tapped singer-actress Courtney Love to star in a telepic about the infamous Menendez family, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Written by Abdi Nazemian (The Quiet) and directed by reality TV producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (RuPaul's Drag Race), the untitled project is based on a true story and explores the lives and motivations behind the murders of entertainment exec Jose Menendez and his wife, Kitty, by their sons, Lyle and Erik, in 1989. Love (The People vs. Larry Flynt) will star »
- Lesley Goldberg
22 January 2017 11:46 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Woody Harrelson is now a veteran actor known for starring in films like Kingpin, The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger (and soon the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff), but it turns out when he was just about to get his big break in the business, he had a harrowing experience.
Harrelson, at the Sundance Film Festival with his latest film Wilson, dropped by The Hollywood Reporter's Sundance lounge where he revealed that he had been robbed at gunpoint early on in his career.
He had just booked Cheers, the show that would launch his career. He bought a »
- Rebecca Ford
8 items from 2017
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