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Beyonce is getting into the Christmas spirit.The "Woman On Top" singer was snapped visiting a Walmart store on Friday, and she reportedly bought each customer a $50 gift card!"Beyonce just hit up wal mat and purchased everyone in the store $50 gift cards. beyonce for president," an Instagram user wrote with photo.The store manager told Us Weekly that a total of 750 cards ($37,500 worth) were enclosed within envelopes that read, "Happy Holidays from Beyonce."Bey's grand gesture comes a few days after Walmart's competitor, Target, released a statement saying they wouldn't carry her new self-titled album in stores."At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, and when a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections," Target spokesperson Erica Julkowski told Billboard.She continued, "While there are many aspects that contribute to our approach and »
- tooFab Staff
Matthew Fox (World War Z, Alex Cross, “Lost”) joins with Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln, No Country For Old Men, The Fugitive, Hope Springs), newcomer Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – and psychological warfare – General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? Caught between the high-wire political intrigue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysterious school teacher (Hatsune) who first drew him to Japan, Fellers can be certain only that the »
- Movie Geeks
Warner Bros. is planning to bring the story of Pontius Pilate to the big screen. Those familiar with the New Testament will recognise Pilate as the Roman prefect who ultimately sanctioned the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. According to Deadline, Brad Pitt (Fight Club) is eyeing the leading role as the biblical villain.
The screenplay from Vera Blasi (Woman on Top, Tortilla Soup) is said to offer a human look at the religious figure and, according to Blasi, is based in historical fact, detailing Pilate's life up until the fateful order. Blasi also penned the screenplay for Peter Webber’s (Girl with a Pearl Earring) upcoming historical drama Emperor starring Matthew Fox (Lost) and Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men).
Biblical dramas are becoming ever more popular with a lot of buzz surrounding Darren Aronofsky’s (Black Swan) Noah starring Russell Crowe (Gladiator) and Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower »
Movie News - Brad Pitt is set to play the man who killed Jesus Christ. The 49-year-old actor is said to be in talks to take on the titular role in period drama 'Pontius Pilate', which tells the biblical tale of the man who sentenced the Christian saviour to be killed by crucifixion. According to Deadline, Brad is expected to sign up quite soon. The script has been written by 'Woman on Top' scribe Vera Blasi and instead of a straight-ahead biblical story, it describes the titular figure as a ''proud, capable Roman soldier'' whose ''arrogance and inability to grasp the devoutness of the citizenry and its hatred for the Roman occupiers and their pagan gods leads him to make catastrophic decisions'' to allow Jesus to be crucified. New Testament figures like Caligula, John the Baptist, Salome and Mary Magdalene will also appear in the film. »
A few months ago Warner Bros. announced they would be making a Biblical epic called Pontius Pilate, and picked up a script from screenwriter Vera Blasi (Tortilla Soup, Woman On Top and Emperor). It's being reported that Brad Pitt is looking to take on the lead role in the film and play the man who sent Jesus Christ to his death. I like Pitt as an actor, but it's hard for me to see him in a role like this. If he ends up taking the role, it will be interesting to see how he approaches it.
Deadline got a hold of the script, explained the story, and talked about the script saying "the evolution of Lucius Pontius Pilate from the sensitive son of a Roman Knight into a ferocious soldier whose warrior exploits make him a general and puts him on a political track under the Roman Emperor Tiberius. »
- Joey Paur
Actor eyeing lead in new Hollywood epic about Roman prefect who sent Jesus to his death, reports say
Studio Warner Bros is backing the big-budget project, which is based on a screenplay by Woman On Top author Vera Blasi. Her take, details of which first emerged in the summer, follows Pilate from his youth as the sensitive son of a Roman knight to the reluctant governorship of Judea, climaxing with his decision to order Christ's crucifixion. The screenplay, which Blasi claims to have researched for more than a decade, imagines the Roman prefect as an unfortunate figure caught amid antagonistic religious factions who is forced to make the fateful decision after finding himself in desperate need of popular goodwill. As well as Christ, »
- Ben Child
"Woman On Top" scribe Vera Blasi wrote the spec script which follows Lucius Pontius Pilate's transformation from the sensitive son of a Roman Knight into a ferocious soldier on the political fast track under Emperor Tiberius' rule.
Promised a military governorship in Egypt, Pilate is instead assigned to become Judea's prefect at a time when the Roman-occupied Jerusalem was a cauldron of religious tensions. He fell into historical infamy when he had to decide the fate of a 33-year old rabbi by the name of Jesus Christ.
The film puts a new spin on Pilate, portraying him as a capable but arrogant soldier who gets in way over his head and ends up making catastrophic decisions. It also reportedly focuses on the history, politics and character motivations rather than the greater theological implications. »
- Garth Franklin
Warner Bros. recently acquired Pontius Pilate, a script by Vera Blasi (Woman on Top) about the Roman prefect who presided over Jesus' trial and was convinced by the crowd to sentence Jesus to death. Even in his limited appearance in the Biblical canon, Pilate is portrayed as conflicted, reluctant to send a man he believes to be innocent to such a fate. Blasi has stated that in addition to "the available facts from Roman and Jewish history books and the four gospels," she speculates to follow Pilate from childhood, showing his time in the military and his rise to political office. Blasi intends to use this character study as a launching point for "an investigation of the politics of Judea at the time, and what it was like to be occupied by Rome." All that is enough to intrigue me... and Brad Pitt. Deadline reports Pitt is circling the lead role. »
- Brendan Bettinger
Deadline reports Pitt is "not committed" but could be "very quickly" in the project written by Vera Blasi ("Woman on Top") and produced by Hollywood heavyweight Mark Johnson ("The Notebook," "Breaking Bad"). The site describes the script as "almost like a Biblical era 'Twilight Zone' episode in which a proud, capable Roman soldier gets in way over his head."
In case you're not up on your Bible history, Pilate authorized the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It would certainly be one of the most interesting roles Pitt has tackled to date.
Although Mel Gibson's »
It's entirely possible that in a few years time we will identify Brad Pitt as the man who killed Jesus Christ. New reports have surfaced online saying that the A-list star is now contemplating signing on for Pontius Pilate, a new period drama set up over at Warner Bros. that explores the biblical tale of the man who sentenced the Christian savior to be killed by crucifixion. The script was written by Vera Blasi (Woman on Top) and while Pitt isn't currently officially attached, that could change very soon. Deadline, which first reported the potential casting news, has a full breakdown of the script, having received a copy of it after the project was announced last August. A biopic of sorts, the movie sees Lucius Pontius Pilate grow to become a strong warrior under Roman Emperor Tiberius and a prefect of Judea. The movie, which the site describes as "a »
Brad Pitt could play Pontius Pilate on the big screen, it has been reported. The World War Z actor is said to be interested in portraying the biblical figure in a new Warner Bros project, according to Deadline. Pontius Pilate appears in the New Testament as the judge at Jesus's trial, ultimately sending him to his death. Vera Blasi, who wrote the Penelope Cruz-starring romantic comedy Woman on Top, has penned the script, which reportedly (more) »
- By Kate Goodacre
Exclusive: Brad Pitt is circling the title role in Warner Bros‘ Pontius Pilate, the drama about one of history’s most vilified figures. The studio acquired a script by Woman On Top scribe Vera Blasi with Mark Johnson producing through his Gran Via banner. Pitt is not committed, but it could well move that way quickly. I revealed this project last summer, when the studio acquired Blasi’s script. I got hold of a draft and it’s very strong stuff and has the makings of a compelling period big budget film. This script follows the evolution of Lucius Pontius Pilate from the sensitive son of a Roman Knight into a ferocious soldier whose warrior exploits make him a general and puts him on a political track under the Roman Emperor Tiberius. Promised a military governorship in Egypt, Pilate is instead assigned by Tiberius to become the prefect of Judea, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
First announced last year , Warner Bros. has plans to bring to the screen the life story of Pontius Pilate, the 1st century Roman prefect who authorized the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Today, Deadline reports that Brad Pitt is eyeing the leading role. The screenplay, from Woman on Top and Tortilla Soup screenwriter Vera Blasi, is said to offer a human look at the religious figure and, according to Blasi, is primarily based in historical fact, detailing Pilate's life up until the fateful order. Blasi also supplied the screenplay for the upcoming historical drama Emperor , set to be directed by Peter Webber. Pitt most recently appeared in Killing Them Softly and can soon be seen on the big screen in Marc Forster's World War Z . (Photo Credit: Ivan Nikolov / »
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