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Chris Hemsworth To "Get Out of This World"

16 September 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Actor Chris Hemsworth has optioned the film rights to Steve Earle's novel "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" and is slated to both star in and produce the indie film along with Laura Bickford ("Traffic").

Benjamin Grayson adapted the script and will make his directorial debut on the project about Toby 'Doc' Ebersole who is haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams following his involvement in the country singer's mysterious death in 1953.

The story picks up a decade later in the red-light district of San Antonio where Doc supports his morphine habit by performing illegal medical procedures. Hank's ghost visits Doc frequently to offer unwanted advice.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Chris Hemsworth to Star In, Produce Movie About Hank Williams’ Doctor (Exclusive)

16 September 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Now that he's wrapped Michael Mann‘s “Blackhat,” Chris Hemsworth is trying on another hat — movie producer. Hemsworth has optioned the film rights to Steve Earle's novel “I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive” to star in and produce along with Laura Bickford (“Traffic”). Benjamin Grayson wrote the script and will make his directorial debut with the indie film. Also read: Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day in Talks to Join ‘Vacation’ Reboot “I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive” is a dark, fictitious tale that follows Toby “Doc” Ebersole, who's haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams following his involvement in the country. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Lambasted Elba and Henson Thriller Going Unpunished to Top Domestic Box Office Chart

14 September 2014 12:43 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

No Good Deed’ movie going unpunished to top weekend box office? (photo: Idris Elba in ‘No Good Deed’) Apologies for the bad wordplay above, but if Friday estimates are a reliable indicator, No Good Deed should indeed go unpunished to the top of the domestic box office this weekend, September 12-14, 2014. But why "unpunished"? Well, so far the Sam Miller-directed thriller starring four-time Emmy nominee Idris Elba (Luther) and Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) has a downright putrid 10% score and 2.6/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes‘ top critics. Sony Pictures, whose subsidiary ScreenGems is distributing No Good Deed, reportedly opted to skip late Thursday screenings to ensure that the film’s plot twist would be kept under wraps. More likely, however, it was the critics’ derisive remarks that Sony wanted under wraps. For instance: "The final plot twist is about as »

- Zac Gille

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Benicio Del Toro to receive Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award by Amber Wilkinson - 2014-09-02 17:02:54

2 September 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar in Escobar: Paradise Lost Benicio Del Toro is to receive the Donostia Award for lifetime achievement at this year's San Sebastian Film Festival.

The actor will also star in the closing film of the festival's Pearls Section, Escobar: Paradise Lost, directed by Andrea di Sefano.

Benicio Del Toro will receive Donostia Award The film tells the story of a young surfer (Nick Hutcherson) who falls in love on a visit to Colombia... only to discover that his new love's uncle is Pablo Escobar (Del Toro).

Del Toro has confirmed that he will come to San Sebastian to present the film and receive the award. Josh Hutcherson, Andrea Di Stefano and Carlos Bardem will also attend the Festival.

The award is just the latest in a string of accolades for Del Toro, who won an best supporting actor Oscar for Steven Soderbergh's Traffic and »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Benicio Del Toro to receive San Sebastian award

2 September 2014 6:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Benicio Del Toro to be honoured at San Sebastian; Oscar-winning actor’s Escobar: Paradise Lost to close Pearls section.

The 62nd San Sebastian Festival (Sept 19-27) is to honour actor Benicio Del Toro with its Donostia Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his career.

Previous winners of the award include John Travolta and Hugh Jackman. Denzel Washington will also receive a Donostia Award at this year’s festival, where the Us actor will present opening film The Equalizer.

Del Toro will also present his latest feature Escobar: Paradise Lost, which has been selected to close the Pearls section of this year’s festival.

Written and directed by Andrea di Stefano, the film stars Del Toro alongside Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Claudia Traisac and Carlos Bardem, who will also attend the Festival.

Escobar: Paradise Lost tells the story of surfer Nick (Hutcherson), who falls in love with Colombian girl, Maria (Traisac »

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Benicio Del Toro to receive San Seb award

2 September 2014 6:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Benicio Del Toro to be honoured at San Sebastian; Oscar-winning actor’s Escobar: Paradise Lost to close Pearls section.

The 62nd San Sebastian Festival (Sept 19-27) is to honour actor Benicio Del Toro with its Donostia Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his career.

Previous winners of the award include John Travolta and Hugh Jackman. Denzel Washington will also receive a Donostia Award at this year’s festival, where the Us actor will present opening film The Equalizer.

Del Toro will also present his latest feature Escobar: Paradise Lost, which has been selected to close the Pearls section of this year’s festival.

Written and directed by Andrea di Stefano, the film stars Del Toro alongside Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Claudia Traisac and Carlos Bardem, who will also attend the Festival.

Escobar: Paradise Lost tells the story of surfer Nick (Hutcherson), who falls in love with Colombian girl, Maria (Traisac »

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San Sebastian Film Festival to Fete Benicio del Toro

2 September 2014 5:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Benicio del Toro will receive a Donostia career achievement award at this month’s San Sebastian Film Festival, the highest-profile movie event in the Spanish-language world.

The actor will attend the fest to present his latest film, Andrea di Stefano’s “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” which will close the Pearls section.

Born in Puerto Rico, the actor grew up in Pennsylvania, and has spent most of his acting career in Hollywood. He has won plaudits for taking on complex roles, and for humanizing anti-heroes such as the cop Javier Rodriguez in Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic.”

This performance as a Tijuana-based policeman who navigates hazardous legal and moral reefs led him to win the Oscar for best supporting actor and a Golden Globe in 2001.

Del Toro also snagged an Oscar nomination in 2004, portraying a reformed alcoholic who struggles to change course in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “21 Grams.”

He re-teamed with Soderbergh to »

- Emiliano De Pablos and John Hopewell

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Matthew McConaughey Eyed for Stephen King's 'The Stand'

22 August 2014 6:31 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures is eyeing Matthew McConaughey to play Randall Flagg in Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's apocalyptic masterpiece novel "The Stand." 

Randall Flagg is the demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population. Flagg was played by Jamey Sheridan in the 1994 television adaptation. Flagg was such a force of evil that he has appeared in at least nine of King's novels, sometimes as the primary antagonist and other times in a cameo appearance including The Dark Tower series.

Meanwhile the site also reports that McConaughey might team up with Oscar-winning "Traffic" writer Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) to make "Gold" for Black Bear Pictures. 

Patrick Massett & John Zinman wrote the script, which is based on a true story about the 1993 Bre-x Mineral Corporation mining scandal in which vast amounts of gold were reportedly discovered in the Indonesian jungle. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Matthew McConaughey Eyed for Lead Role in Stephen King’s The Stand

22 August 2014 6:08 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Matthew McConaughey is a hot favourite to walk out of the Emmys with an award for his work on True Detective, and while he won’t be returning for the highly anticipated second season, there are plenty of other high profile projects on the horizon for the charismatic Oscar winner (Dallas Buyers Club).

Warner Bros. are working on a big screen adaptation of The Stand and Josh Boone is still attached to direct. Well, they both want McConaughey for the movie and Deadline reports that he’s being eyed for the role of Randall Flagg, the lead villain in the epic story penned by Stephen King.

A number of filmmakers have been attached to the project in recent years, including Ben Affleck and David Yates. Flagg is described as, “the personification of evil, a demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population.” It’s a »

- Josh Wilding

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Does TV Hurt Movie Careers? ‘True Detective’s Matthew McConaughey Coveted For ‘The Stand’ And ‘Gold’

22 August 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Remember how a movie actor’s stock dropped when they slummed on the small screen? Matthew McConaughey heads into the weekend as a favorite to win an Emmy for HBO’s True Detective. His performance as Rust Cohle, stacked on top of his Oscar winning Dallas Buyers Club role, is  so impressive he is being chased for numerous plum film roles. I’m told that Warner Bros covets him to play the role of Randall Flagg in The Stand, the adaptation of Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece novel that Josh Boone will direct. Flagg is the personification of evil, a demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population. He was played in haunting fashion by Jamie Sheridan in the miniseries adaptation. This is by no means a firm situation, but it’s understandable why the studio thinks McConaughey would be a compelling and persuasive »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Director Stephen Gaghan Boards AMC's 'White City' Pilot

22 August 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

AMC has found a director for Afghanistan drama White City. The project, recently ordered to pilot, will be helmed by Stephen Gaghan. The writer and director, perhaps best known for his Oscar-winning adapted screenplay for Steven Soderberg's Traffic, also will serve as an executive producer on the project, which comes from novelist Nick McDonell and politico John Dempsey. Chris Mundy and Tom Freston also serve as executive producers.   "Nick and John were actually staying at my house, fresh out of Kabul, when they were going around pitching the show," said Gaghan, who had exceptionally flattering words for

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- Michael O'Connell

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Stephen Gaghan to Direct AMC’s Geopolitical Drama Pilot

22 August 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Traffic” and “Syriana’s” Stephen Gaghan is returning to similar terrain, as he has been tapped to direct the pilot for AMC’s geopolitical drama “White City.”

The drama, which comes from former Middle East correspondent for Time magazine Nick McDonell and former senior Afghanistan adviser to Richard C. Holbrooke John Dempsey, centers on Western diplomats and journalists living in Afghanistan. The lead character is Jon Liston, a war junkie who has spent the better part of the last decade in Kabul with a front-row seat to the carnage. In the pilot, Jon ignores the advice of everyone and overreaches in an attempt to talk with insurgent leaders. It does not go well.

McDonell and Dempsey are co-writers and co-executive producers. Executive producers are Chris Mundy, a long-time journalist for Rolling Stone and showrunner on “Criminal Minds” and “Low Winter Sun,” and Tom Freston, the former CEO of Viacom and a former resident of Afghanistan. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Tobey Maguire Double Down On Movies About Animal Poaching

15 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Two years ago, we told you about a project teaming up Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Tobey Maguire as producers of a drama about animal trafficking for Warner Bros. The film was inspired by Hardy’s friends, former Special Forces operatives who went on to become anti-poaching fighters in South Africa and other nations where the problem ran rampant. Although that project is still in development with Hardy in the lead, Deadline reports the same three have signed with the same studio to produce another film about the same issue, and they may all star in this one. Scripted by Will Staples, so far best known for writing video games and the as-yet-unmade Mission: Impossible 5, the new project will follow a structure somewhat in the vein of Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic, as in it’s taking a multistory approach to the impact of animal poaching. The film will explore the heinous industry from every facet and angle »

- Samantha Wilson

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Hardy, DiCaprio & Maguire Circle Another Animal Poaching Drama

15 August 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Nearly two years ago, we heard about Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy  teaming up to produce an animal trafficking drama, in the same vein as Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, that takes a dramatic from look at everything from the ground war on poachers in the African savanna to how animal material ends up in the fancy fashion houses of Paris. There's been no news since then, but now Deadline reports Mission: Impossible 5 writer Will Staples will script another untitled film set up at Warner Bros. about the same topic with Hardy, DiCaprio and Maguire still possibly taking roles in an ensemble cast. Staples previously worked writing video games like Call of Duty and Need for Speed, but he's hit Hollywood with a Black Listed script called King of Heists, which will star Jeremy Renner, and a project called Myth that will be produced by Transformers franchise producer »

- Ethan Anderton

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Arcade Fire, Alex Ebert, Pharrell Williams Among World Soundtrack Awards Nominees

12 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Film music novices Alex Ebert, Arcade Fire and Pharrell Williams are among the first-time nominees competing at the 14th World Soundtrack Awards on Oct. 25, the culmination of Film Fest Ghent. The first-time nominees will be joined by Wsa perennials Alexandre Desplat and Hans Zimmer at the annual event, the first of its kind, which takes place at Kuipke, a velodrome that’s converted into a concert hall for the occasion in Ghent, Belgium.

Not only will awards be handed out for composer of the year, original film score and original song written directly for film, but the evening will feature the Brussells Philharmionic, as is custom, during a program that will pay tribute to a couple of career honorees, including another pop artist-turned-film composer, Cliff Martinez (“Traffic,” “Only God Forgives”), and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Francis Lai (“A Man and a Woman,” “Love Story”).

Ebert (pictured above), also known as »

- Steve Chagollan

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Free TV: Watch the pilot for Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Knick’

12 August 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) If you don’t have Cinemax, or you’re not sure about giving the cable channel’s new series "The Knick" a chance, here’s some big incentive to test it out. Cinemax has released the full pilot episode of the period drama on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Directed by Steven Soderbergh ("Ocean’s Eleven," "Traffic") and starring Clive Owen ("Children of Men," "Sin City"), "The Knick" takes place in 1900 and focuses on New York surgeon John W. Thackery (Owen) and his attempts to innovate modern medicine at the Knickerbocker Hospital. The show has already been renewed for a 10-episode second season, so it’s not going away anytime soon; might as well get in on the ground floor, while the getting is good. Check out the first episode of "The Knick" on YouTube. "The Knick" airs Fridays at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Cinemax. »

- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources

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Time to Help Choose the Next Series: 5 New Pilots Premiere August 28th

11 August 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

Big news today: We’re excited to announce Amazon Studios’ third pilot season, beginning August 28th and featuring three half hour comedies The Cosmopolitans, Really and Red Oaks, and two hour-long dramatic thrillers Hand of God and Hysteria.  For one month, it will be up to you to watch, rate and comment – ultimately helping us decide which of them get the greenlight.

“There is something for everyone in this season,” says Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios.  The glamorous life of modern day expats in Paris. The hijinks of a summer job at a country club in 1980s New Jersey. The visions of a vigilante judge who appears to be channeling God.  The complexities of marriage and friendship among a circle of friends in suburban Chicago.  And the mysteries behind a psycho-physiological illness spreading through a small town in Texas. 

You can help choose which of these stories should get “picked up” to become shows. »

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Some Thoughts on 'The Knick', Premieres Tonight

8 August 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The first episode of Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" premieres tonight, August 8, at 10 p.m. Et/Pt and just a couple nights ago I watched the first two episodes of the show, which stars Clive Owen as Dr. John W. Thackery, working at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital in the year 1900. It's early days in anesthetics and the premiere episode's opening scene is a brutal one, offering an introduction into the blood bath the show will surely be. Having only watched the first two episodes (they sent me the first seven) I can't say I'm wholly in the bag for the show just yet as it is yet another television series that seems determined to focus solely on the bleak nature of the situation at hand and absolutely nothing that would seem to offer any sense of relief from the despair. Dead babies, cocaine use, racial issues, deviant ambulance drivers, electrical issues, »

- Brad Brevet

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Steven Soderbergh on Quitting Hollywood, Getting the Best Out of J.Lo, and His Love of Girls

8 August 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This piece was originally published on January 27, 2013. Steven Soderbergh has directed 26 films since his 1989 debut, sex, lies, and videotape — the behind-closed-doors portrait of yuppie Louisiana often credited with kick-starting the indie-film revolution of the nineties, released when he was only 26. In the 24 years since, he’s been a remarkably prolific chameleon, managing arguably more than any other director of his generation to successfully bounce between the low- and high-budget, not only directing but often editing and shooting his own films, each, in its way, an audacious experiment. In one extraordinary three-year streak — 1998 to 2001 — he directed two noirish classics (Out of Sight, The Limey), pulled an Oscar performance out of Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich), earned an Oscar of his own (Traffic, the same year he was also nominated for Brockovich), and launched a lucrative franchise (Ocean’s Eleven, followed by Twelve and »

- Mary Kaye Schilling

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5 Things to Know about Cinemax's 'The Knick'

8 August 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

The Knick takes a step back into time to 1900 when medicine was much different than it is today. A simple wound could bring death and visiting a doctor could cause more harm than good. The series from Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) stars Clive Owen (Children of Men) as Dr. John Thackery, a brilliant and arrogant surgeon at New York City's The Knickerbocker Hospital.  »

- editor@buddytv.com

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