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William Shatner calls J.J. Abrams a “pig”; Lawrence Kasdan expresses his enthusiasm for more Star Wars; Channing Tatum is in consideration for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Sam Mendes may return for James Bond 24; Taylor Kitsch signs up for a horror film; Leonardo DiCaprio might join Scott Cooper for The Road Home; and the Ben 10 movie gets a screenwriter.
While out promoting his new animated film Escape From Planet Earth (we’ll leave that one alone), William Shatner was asked what he thinks of J.J. Abrams being in control of both the Star Trek and Star Wars film franchises.
In response, the former Captain Kirk called J.J. Abrams a “pig” for keeping two of the most beloved sci-fi franchises for himself. Of course, Shatner was speaking in jest – he goes on to say ...
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- Anthony Taormina
As far as we can tell, it’s not even been published yet but Warner Bros has already snapped up the movie rights for The Road Home by Michael Armour and they’re setting it up for Leonardo DiCaprio, who’s supposed to be on a long break isn’t he? Regardless, Scott Cooper of Crazy Heart fame has also signed up to write the screenplay, direct and produce with Leo and Jennifer Davisson Killoran’s Appian Way production company.
The Road Home is set in the Great Depression and focuses on a man named Creek on the Central California coast, who finds himself tangled up in a scandal when he is asked to investigate the brutal murder of a local man.
Obviously, at this stage, all this is such a long way off that DiCaprio could still have that time off he’s been promising himself but either way, »
- Dan Bullock
1.) The Twittersphere got pretty excited yesterday upon the announcement James Marsden would be joining the cast of Anchorman: The Legend Continues where he'll play the rival news anchor and nemesis to Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell). Filming is scheduled to begin next month in Atlanta fora December 20, 2013 release. Deadline 2.) Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star and Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) is attached to direct an adaptation of Michael Armour's upcoming Depression-era dramatic novel "The Road Home". The story focuses on Creek, a war-scarred rancher on the Central California coast who finds himself entangled in scandal when he is asked to investigate the brutal murder of a local man, a case that local police have swept under the rug. Cooper will write the script. Deadline 3.) Taylor Kitsch is done licking his Battleship and John Carter wounds and is reportedly attached to star in Exit 147, an upcoming serial killer thriller centered on a »
- Brad Brevet
The actor may also star in the film, which Scott Cooper will direct from his own script, reports Deadline.
The depression-era drama centres around Creek, a rancher on the central Californian coast.
He finds himself caught up in unwanted trouble when asked to investigate a murder that the police are hoping to keep under wraps.
The Road Home is based on the Michael Armour novel of the same name, which Warner Bros has acquired the film rights to.
Cooper will soon follow-up his debut Crazy Heart with the thriller Out of the Furnace.
Watch a trailer for Crazy Heart below: »
So much for the "long, long break." Leonardo DiCaprio is being eyed for Scott Cooper's third feature as a writer/director, The Road Home, based on a Michael Armour novel set in the Great Depression. DiCaprio's Appian Way banner produced Cooper's forthcoming sophomore film Out of the Furnace, a revenge thriller with a heavy-hitting cast. Appian Way will also work on The Road Home, so even if DiCaprio decides to do the hiatus thing after all, the project's got a pedigree. »
- Zach Dionne
The story follows Creek, a war-scarred rancher on the Central California coast who finds himself entangled in scandal when he is asked to investigate the brutal murder of a local man, a case that local police have swept under the rug.
"Crazy" Heart helmer Scott Cooper has signed on the write the script, direct and also produce.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Once upon a time, Leonardo DiCaprio was going to star in a movie about poor people and violent crime. The film was going to be called Out of the Furnace, and it was going to be directed by Ridley Scott. That deal never quite came together though, so eventually the film went to Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper, who rewrote it and recast the lead with Christian Bale. What could have been a missed opportunity is now a movie tentatively scheduled to be released later this year. The fates have conspired to give DiCaprio another chance at making a movie about poor people and violent crime though, and funnily enough this time it comes with Cooper attached as the director. Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to a still-unreleased Michael Armour novel called “The Road Home,” which they’ve got Cooper signed on to direct and are hoping to develop as a starring »
- Nathan Adams
Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to Michael Armour's upcoming novel The Road Home. Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper has signed on to write, produce, and direct the film. As of right now Leonardo DiCaprio is set to produce it and potentially star in it.
According to Deadline, the film will be "a Depression-era drama that focuses on Creek, a war-scarred rancher on the Central California coast who finds himself entangled in scandal when he is asked to investigate the brutal murder of a local man, a case that local police have swept under the rug."
- Joey Paur
The book is set during the Great Depression, centering on Creek (Leonardo DiCaprio), a war-torn California rancher who is asked to investigate a murder, a case which the local police are dragging their feet on.
Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) will direct from his own screenplay adaptation. He will also produce alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran produced Scott Cooper's upcoming thriller Out of the Furnace, a project which Leonardo DiCaprio was originally slated to star in.
No production schedule was given for this adaptation. »
Warner Bros. has acquired the forthcoming Michael Armour’s novel The Road Home for Scott Cooper to write, direct and produce with Leonardo DiCaprio possibly taking the lead role and also producing, although DiCaprio recently said that he was planning to take a break from Hollywood to pursue environmental activism. The film will tell the story of Creek, a rancher in Depression-era California, scarred by the war, who finds himself entangled in scandal when he is asked to investigate the brutal murder when the police sweep it under the rug. The prospect of Cooper teaming with DiCaprio is quite appealing, though it’s still in the early »
- Nick Martin
Cinema has often dipped into the story pool of 1930s crime dramas, which present a simpler time in America.s history. For people making the movies, I mean, not for the people that actually lived through the Depression and subsequent road to war. Without cell phones, DNA analysis, fluorescent bulbs, or terrorists to worry about, movie cops get to be badasses, noir-ish shadows are everywhere, and everything is personal. Michael Armour.s upcoming novel The Road Home looks like it will establish that same gritty tone, and Deadline reports Warner Bros. has already snatched up the rights for it, with Appian Way, the production company run by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, set to produce. Scott Cooper, who wrote and directed 2009.s countrified Crazy Heart, will also be writing and directing this film. And though DiCaprio is only listed as a producer for now, there.s no telling how »
Though Leonardo DiCaprio hasn't starred in a film from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper, the two have already collaborated on the Christian Bale led drama Out of the Furnace, which the actor produced through his Appian Way production banner along with Scott Free. Now the two will have the chance to make a film together as director and actor as Deadline reports Warner Bros. has picked up the rights Michael Armour's forthcoming novel The Road Home for Cooper to write, direct and produce with DiCaprio potentially taking the lead role and also producing. DiCaprio has been quite busy as a producer as of late. In addition to producing his own films like the forthcoming The Wolf of Wall Street, DiCaprio has also had a hand in films like The Ides of March and Red Riding Hood. However, Dicapario did recently say that he was taking a long break from acting »
- Ethan Anderton
Leonardo DiCaprio recently said that he was planning to take a "long, long break" from acting to pursue environmental activism, but a break isn't retirement, and studios are going to keep trying to get him in their movies. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. recently acquired Michael Armour's upcoming novel The Road Home as a potential starring vehicle for DiCaprio. Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) has come on board to write, direct, and produce with DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran's Appian Way production company. The company and Cooper recently teamed up for the writer-director's upcoming revenge thriller, Out of the Furnace. When the spec script was first acquired, DiCaprio intended to lead the flick with Ridley Scott attached to direct. The screenplay was later rewritten by Cooper, and now Christian Bale will star alongside Woody Harrelson and Zoe Saldana. Hit the jump for a synopsis of Armour's The Road Home. DiCaprio »
- Matt Goldberg
Just when everyone was getting used to the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio would be taking a break from acting, meaning we’d only get to see him in peculiar Japanese whiskey commercials for a while, it looks like the actor may already have another project lined up.
Deadline is reporting Warner Bros. has bought The Road Home for director Scott Cooper who will also be producing alongside DiCaprio. Although it is still unknown whether DiCaprio will star or only produce, it looks like the story is being rewritten by Cooper as a star vehicle for DiCaprio.
The Michael Armour novel which the film will be based on follows Creek, a war-scarred rancher on the California coast during the depression-era who finds himself entangled in a scandal when he’s asked to investigate a murder of a local man, that despite being brutal, was swept under the rug by the local police. »
- Alex Lowe
It was only a month ago that Leonardo DiCaprio made headlines when he announced that he was taking "a long, long break" from acting to focus on his environmental activism, but that doesn't mean he's keeping his feet firmly out of Hollywood. The actor also has his ever-busy production shingle Appian Way (which, in addition to vehicles for the actor, has been behind non-dicaprio-starring movies ranging from "Ides Of March" to "Red Riding Hood") and now he's got a new project brewing, which he'll produce and possibly take the lead in. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. have snapped up the rights to Michael Armour's upcoming novel "The Road Home," with "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper to helm, write and co-produce the movie. The film will tell the story of Creek, a rancher in Depression era California, scarred by the war, who is tasked with investigating the murder of a local man when the police sweep. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Exclusive: Warner Bros has acquired the upcoming Michael Armour novel The Road Home, and Crazy Heart helmer Scott Cooper has signed on the write the script, direct and produce with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran’s Warner Bros-based Appian Way. The drama will be shaped as a potential star vehicle for DiCaprio. DiCaprio and Davisson Killoran jump right back into the frying pan with Cooper after he directed Out Of The Furnace, the revenge thriller that originally sold as a Brad Ingelsby spec that DiCaprio intended to star in for Ridley Scott. The film was rewritten by Cooper and got made by Relativity Media with Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson and Zoe Saldana starring, a co-production between Appian Way and Scott Free. The Road Home is a Depression-era drama that focuses on Creek, a war-scarred rancher on the Central California coast who finds himself entangled in scandal when he is »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Scott Cooper, the writer/director of the Jeff Bridges pic Crazy Heart and the upcoming Christian Bale revenge flick Out Of The Furnace has been tapped by Warner Bros. to write and direct The Road Home as a potential starring vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio. Interestingly, DiCaprio was originally to star in Out Of The Furnace when it had Ridley Scott attached to direct, but it fell into Cooper's hands with Bale as the lead. The duo will now finally unite for The Road Home, of »
- Paul Shirey
Leonardo DiCaprio has plans to produce and potentially star in an adaptation of Michael Armour's forthcoming novel The Road Home . Deadline brings word that Crazy Heart 's Scott Cooper will write and direct the big screen version. Set during the Great Depression, The Road Home follows a Californian rancher who becomes wrapped up in a murder investigation that the police would rather keep quiet. DiCaprio recently starred in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and can soon be seen in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby and Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street . Cooper, meanwhile, will see his sophomore feature released later this year with Out of the Furnace , starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker and »
18 items from 2013
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