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Roland Emmerich Pushes Back Against ‘Stonewall’ Whitewashing Accusations, Calling the Riots ‘A White Event’

23 June 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Roland Emmerich is best known for directing blockbuster fare — “The Patriot,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” “Independence Day” and its “Resurgent” sequel opening tomorrow — but the fact that an action maestro decided to tackle a movie like “Stonewall” wasn’t the most surprising part of last year’s dramatization of the Lgbt riots from 1969. Rather, it was the perception that Emmerich had whitewashed an important cultural event by focusing on a white male. The filmmaker has pushed back against that accusation in a new Guardian interview, asserting that “Stonewall was a white event.”

Read More: Review: Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’ Is Covered In A Thick Blanket Of Badness

“My movie was exactly what they said it wasn’t,” he tells the newspaper. “It was politically correct. It had black, transgender people in there. We just got killed by one voice on the internet who saw a trailer and said, this is whitewashing Stonewall. »

- Michael Nordine

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Filming on the The Hatton Garden Job movie underway

23 June 2016 2:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

You may recall last year that a very odd robbery took place which saw £14 million (though estimated at £200 million) worth of jewels stolen from London’s Hatton Garden Vault, where the collective ages of the four ringleaders came to 278 years. Well, now Signature Entertainment have secured the UK distribution rights for a movie adaptation of the robbery, with filming now underway in and around London.

The Hatton Garden Job picks up with a mysterious thief, who is presented with an opportunity to take down the exclusive Hatton Garden Vault just days after leaving prison. It’s an old school job, requiring old school skills. With real life twists and turns as though written for a movie, The Hatton Garden Job follows our convict recruiting a team of veteran British criminals all eager for one final chance at glory. Together they must stay ahead of the law, dodge hired mercenaries and »

- Villordsutch

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Larry Lamb set to lead cast of ‘Hatton Garden Robbery’ film

22 June 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Hatton Garden Robbery film gets its cast and a distributor. Shooting kicked off this week. The Hatton Garden Robbery film will be titled The Hatton Garden Job, and will release in late 2016. Larry Lamb, Joely Richardson and Matthew Goode have landed parts in the Hatton Garden Robbery film, which has started shooting int London. The Hatton Garden Robbery film is the first to be made of the $14 million heist in 2015. Hatton Garden Robbery film gets its shoot underway in the capital

Larry Lamb is set to lead the cast of the in-production Hatton Garden Robbery film The Hatton Garden Job, which has just secured distribution with Signature Entertainment.

Also starring is The Imitation Game and Downton Abbey star Matthew Goode and Joely Richardson (The Patriot, TV’s Nip Tuck), whilst the ringleaders of the robbery will be played by TV favourite Lamb (TV’s Gavin & Stacey, Eastenders) as Brian Reader, »

- Paul Heath

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Disney, Beta Board ‘Work Without Author’ From Oscar-Winning ‘Lives of Others’ Director

22 June 2016 4:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walt Disney has taken distribution rights in Germany for “Work Without Author,” the next film from director-screenwriter Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who won an Oscar for “The Lives of Others.” Beta Cinema is handling world sales.

The movie is a psychological thriller about three periods of German history. Young artist Kurt Barnert has fled from East to West Germany, but “continues to be tormented by the experiences he had in his childhood and youth in the Nazi years and under the [Communist] regime,” Beta said in a statement. “When he meets the student Ellie, he is convinced that he has met the love of his life, and begins to create paintings that mirror not only his own fate, but also the traumas of an entire generation.”

Henckel von Donnersmarck said in a statement: “I hope that we succeed in making a film that shows that art can discern things that are »

- Leo Barraclough

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Beta reunites with Oscar-winner von Donnersmarck

21 June 2016 4:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shoot is underway in Berlin on The Lives Of Others director’s third film.

German sales agent Beta Cinema has reunited with the Oscar-winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck on his third feature, Werk Ohne Autor [Work Without Author], after having handled international sales on his debut The Lives Of Others in 2006.

In psychological thriller Work Without Author, young artist Kurt Barnert (Tom Schilling) has fled to West-Germany, but he continues to be tormented by the experiences he made in his childhood and youth in the Nazi years and during the Gdr-regime.

When he meets the student Ellie (Paula Beer), he is convinced that he has met the love of his life and begins to create paintings that mirror not only his own fate, but also the traumas of an entire generation.

Sebastian Koch, who was catapulted into the international spotlight after his lead role in The Lives of Others, has also been cast as one of the leads in [link »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Colin Firth May Take The Plunge For Thomas Vinterberg’s Submarine Drama Kursk

26 May 2016 1:31 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Thomas Vinterberg’s submarine survival drama Kursk is beginning to scope out a preliminary cast ahead of entering production later in the year, and Deadline reports that Kingsman: The Secret Service star Colin Firth has opened talks to land a lead role.

Should a deal fall into place, Firth will join Matthias Schoenaerts in the maritime adventure, one centering on a “nuclear-powered Russian submarine that sank during a training exercise in the Barents Sea in 2000. Twenty-three sailors survive the crash and desperately wait for help to arrive while their oxygen runs out minute-by-minute.”

Lifting inspiration from Robert Moore’s novel A Time To Die, Kursk has all the makings of an intense and visceral drama, adapting the author’s insightful account of the tragic accident – a dummy warhead sent the titular sub plunging to the depths – that occurred almost two decades ago when 100 crew members lost their lives. Robert Rodat will pen the script, »

- Michael Briers

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Courtney, Douglas, Thwaites to star in 'The God Four'

12 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Protagonist launches sales on starry Cannes package from Sully writer; Us shoot to get underway next month.

Divergent and Suicide Squad star Jai Courtney is to play alongside two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas and rising actor Brenton Thwaites (Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) in intriguing Cannes package The God Four.

Todd Komarnicki (Resistance), writer of upcoming Clint Eastwood-Tom Hanks biopic Sully and producer of Will Ferell comedy Elf, has written and will direct the feature, which is based on Ron Irwin’s novel Flat Water Tuesday.

Courtney will star as Rob Carrey, a documentary filmmaker who, on the eve of his 10-year school reunion, discovers that one member of their championship rowing crew has just committed suicide.

The revelation prompts him to revisit his fateful senior year, a time of rivalry, romance and dangerous secrets.

Wall Street star Douglas will play Carrey’s former coach and Thwaites an Olympic hopeful »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Michael Douglas, Jai Courtney, Brenton Thwaites to star in 'The God Four'

12 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Protagonist launches sales on starry Cannes package from Sully writer; Us shoot to get underway next month.

Divergent and Suicide Squad star Jai Courtney is to play alongside two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas and rising actor Brenton Thwaites (Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) in intriguing Cannes package The God Four.

Todd Komarnicki (Resistance), writer of upcoming Clint Eastwood-Tom Hanks biopic Sully and producer of Will Ferell comedy Elf, has written and will direct the feature, which is based on Ron Irwin’s novel Flat Water Tuesday.

Courtney will star as Rob Carrey, a documentary filmmaker who, on the eve of his 10-year school reunion, discovers that one member of their championship rowing crew has just committed suicide.

The revelation prompts him to revisit his fateful senior year, a time of rivalry, romance and dangerous secrets.

Wall Street star Douglas will play Carrey’s former coach and Thwaites an Olympic hopeful »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Roland Emmerich Planning Battle of the Midway Movie

4 May 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roland Emmerich has unveiled plans for a movie about 1942’s Battle of the Midway.

The producer-director made the announcement Tuesday night prior to a 20th anniversary screening on the Fox lot of his 1996 blockbuster “Independence Day.” Emmerich’s sequel, “Independence Day: Resurgence,” will open June 24.

The four-day battle took place six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, and saw the U.S. Navy decisively defeat an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy. U.S. codebreakers were able to determine the time and place of the planned attack, enabling the U.S. Navy to prepare its own ambush.

“At the time, the Americans were the underdog,” Emmerich told the crowd. “It was one of those moments where, against all odds, people came together and did the impossible. A lot of pilots died in this battle. I want to make a monument to them and it would be great »

- Dave McNary

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Emmerich Will Tackle The 'Battle Of Midway' Next

4 May 2016 7:05 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

While his blockbuster sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, centers on the 20th anniversary of the fictitious "War of 1996," Roland Emmerich would like to turn his sights next towards a real life war story. On June 4, it'll be exactly 74 years since "The Battle of Midway" began- where the United States Navy obliterated an attacking Japanese fleet. That's the story Emmerich would like to lend his talents to next.

Last night, at a special 20th anniversary screening of Independence Day, Emmerich announced during a Q&A that his next film would be called Battle Of Midway. "At the time, the Americans were the underdog,” Emmerich said. “It was one of those moments where, against all odds, people came together and did the impossible. A lot of pilots died in this battle. I want to make a monument to them and it would be great to make a movie about it."

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- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Mark Gordon to Produce ‘Fellini Black and White’

29 April 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mark Gordon will finance and produce “Fellini Black and White,” a drama that imagines Italian film icon Federico Fellini’s 1957 visit to Los Angeles.

The project had been in development with the late Henry Bromell attached to direct from his own script before Bromell died in 2013. Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar and Wynn Wygal had been developing the project with the Yari Film Group and remain as producers.

Bromell’s script, which appeared on the 2005 Black List, speculates what might have happened to the filmmaker during the two days before the Oscars, where Fellini received the best foreign language film award for “Nights of Cabiria.” Three other Fellini films — “La Strada,” “8 1/2” and “Amarcord” — also won the foreign language Academy Award.

Terrence HowardPeter DinklageWilliam H. MacyWagner MouraNina Arianda and Abbie Cornish were previously set to star in the film. No actors or directors are currently attached.

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- Dave McNary

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Romance ‘Edge of the World’ Set With Mark Gordon, Pegasus Media, China Film Group

6 April 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Mark Gordon Company and the Koch Company are teaming with Chinese entertainment studio Pegasus Media Group and China Film Group on the English-language romance “Edge of the World.”

Oscar-winning screenwriter David Seidler and Jacqueline Feather are writing. Pegasus and China Film Group will finance the film, which will be produced by Mark Gordon, Hawk Koch and Jianjun “Jay” Sun. Jeff Aghassi will serve as an executive producer.

The feature is anticipated to be filmed on location in China later this year. No director or actors are attached.

The story is based on actual events from the 1930s featuring the self-driven New York socialite and fashion designer Ruth Harkness. When her on-again off-again fiancé goes missing while searching for a mythical creature in China, she goes to Shanghai to find out what happened — and is sent on a quest deep into the heart of China that subsequently introduces the West to the first living panda. »

- Dave McNary

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Mel Gibson Is a Bad-Ass Dad in First Trailer for Blood Father

5 April 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Say what you will about Mel Gibson, but we’re still fans. Sure his off-screen antics were troublesome to family and friends, but for the rest of us — those of us who don’t know him personally — all we really have are his performances and films. Mad Max, Gallipoli, The Bounty, Lethal Weapon, Tequila Sunrise, Maverick, Ransom, Payback, The Patriot, Signs, Get the Gringo. The guy makes good movies, typically playing characters involved in violent situations, and now the first trailer has dropped for his latest film where he plays a character involved in a violent situation. Blood Father sees Gibson as John Link, an ex-con who works as a tattoo artist out of his trailer on the outskirts of an American desert. His teenage daughter’s been missing, but when she suddenly reappears it’s with trouble on her tail in the form of drug dealers who want her dead. We »

- Rob Hunter

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37 Ways We'll Always Remember Heath Ledger

1 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

It's been eight years since Heath Ledger's tragic death, and while Hollywood will never be the same without him, his amazing legacy continues to live on through his numerous roles. Heath first hit the Hollywood scene in 1999, stealing hearts and winning fans as Patrick Verona in 10 Things I Hate About You. From there, the Australian actor became a bona fide heartthrob with roles in The Patriot and A Knight's Tale, and he later entered Oscars territory with his memorable performances in Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight. Tragically, Heath passed away in January 2008, but he continues to live on through his unforgettable roles. In honor of the late star's birthday on April 4, here are 37 ways we'll always remember Heath Ledger. »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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Matt Jackson Joins Mark Gordon Co. as Film Chief

28 March 2016 3:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran producer Matt Jackson has joined the Mark Gordon Co. as head of film production and acquisition following two years at Im Global.

He will be charged with overseeing the company’s film operations including managing day-to-day development and production on projects, and identifying feature content for acquisition by the company. The announcement was made today by CEO Mark Gordon, to whom Jackson will report.

“Matt is a terrifically talented producer with great creative instincts and excellent taste. He knows how to put movies together and is an advocate for unique creative voices and captivating original stories. We look forward to building a robust film slate together,” said Gordon.

Jackson said of Gordon, “From ‘Saving Private Ryan’ to ‘Steve Jobs,’ Mark has established himself as a visionary producer whose films generate legacies of their own. He has positioned the Mark Gordon Company as a studio that creates exceptional, story-driven content »

- Dave McNary

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Is a '300' Inspired 'George Washington' Biopic Next for Zack Snyder?

2 March 2016 1:08 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even though director Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is just a few weeks away from hitting theaters, the filmmaker already has the next few years already mapped out. Next month, he starts production on Justice League Part 1, which is set for release on November 11, 2017, before moving on to Justice League Part 2 arriving on June 14, 2019. In between then, he'll serve as a producer on Wonder Woman (June 23, 2017), which is currently filming, The Flash (March 16, 2018) and Aquaman (July 27, 2018), but it seems the filmmaker already has plans for another non-superhero project. During an interview with Bloomberg, the filmmaker teased plans for a biopic on the first U.S. President, George Washington, in the style of his 2006 blockbuster 300.

"We were talking about it. The first thing we asked was, well, how are we going to make it look? I pointed at this painting. It looks like 300. It's not that hard. »

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Danish Filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg Will Plunge Into The Deep Blue For Submarine Thriller Kursk

22 January 2016 9:07 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Revered Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg has been recruited to helm upcoming submarine thriller Kursk for Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, according to Deadline.

Based on Robert Moore’s acclaimed book A Time To Die: The Kursk Disaster, Vinterberg’s next creative venture will send the director back to the year 2000, where the titular Russian sub sank to the depths of the Barents Sea after a disastrous explosion. In Moore’s insightful account of the tragic accident, the decorated journalist traces the disaster back to a dummy warhead that exploded, killing over 100 crew members and leaving only 23 alive. From what we understand, Vinterberg’s adaptation will double down on the survival tale of those survivors.

Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot) is working on adapting Moore’s non-fiction book to the big screen, with the next step in the creative process involving sending the feelers out for potential cast members. Deadline »

- Michael Briers

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Exclusive: Clip from Painkillers Starring BSG's Tahmoh Penikett [Clip]

7 January 2016 3:06 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Next week sees the release of Painkillers, the sci-fi action thriller starring "Battlestar Galactica" star Tahmoh Penikett and badass character actor Colm Feore.

The movie, directed by The Patriot director Peter Winther, stars Penikett as the leader of a military squad whose latest mission leaves them without memories while Feore plays a nefarious scientist (which, by the way, he's great at) who is running tests on the remaining squad members.

It's a fun little movie with some solid performances and I was pleased to have a chance to talk with Penikett about it before the holidays (take a listen to that interview here) and now we're ha [Continued ...] »

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The Quietcast: Tahmoh Penikett Talks BSG, new movie Painkillers & Producing [Interview]

6 January 2016 1:29 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Just before we took a holiday break, I had a chance to speak with Tahmoh Penikett about his new movie Painkillers which will be available on DVD and VOD next week.

A sci-fi action thriller, Painkillers is directed by Peter Winther of The Patriot fame and stars Penikett as the leader of a military squad who wake up after a mission and find themselves in a military medical facility wi [Continued ...] »

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