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Billy Bob Thornton Moves Faster in George Tillman Jr’s Upcoming Action-Drama Starring Dwayne Johnson

27 October 2009 10:44 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Taking a break from making radio talk show hosts uncomfortable, Billy Bob Thornton has signed on to play opposite Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming action/drama (you’ll get all of the action and none of the fun!) Faster.  Thornton was most recently seen in the action/unintentional-comedy flick “Eagle Eye”.  While he was also in “The Informers” which came out after “Eagle Eye”, no one saw “The Informers” so it doesn’t count.  Hit the jump for details on the plot for “Faster”, a movie that doesn’t believe in crap like “names”.

I already knew the logline for “Faster” (”an ex-con is bent on avenging the death of his brother, who was murdered 10 years earlier when the two were double-crossed during a heist.”) but I assumed it was just a generic, forgettable action film that further diminished Johnson’s once-glowing potential.  Instead, here’s how Variety describes the plot:

Johnson plays Driver, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Adam Goldberg Tackles the Art World in (Untitled)

20 October 2009 3:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Tribeca Film news »

'I had some Excedrin, which has got a lot of caffeine in it, so I was jumpstarted prior to the interview,' Adam Goldberg tells me well into our interview. His credits are impressive and far-reaching; he's as well known for roles in Saving Private Ryan and A Beautiful Mind as he is for Dazed and Confused, The Salton Sea, The Hebrew Hammer, and Tribeca screener 2 Days in Paris. He's also done a fair share of TV, from his short stint on Friends as Chandler's creepy roommate to the all-too-brief 2009 season of The Unusuals on ABC. In his latest movie, (Untitled), fraternal jealousy, pretentious art, and love collide in a comedy that takes place in New York's art scene. Goldberg's Adrian, a scowling, self-absorbed composer whose chain-rattling music plays to near-empty rooms, catches gallery owner Madeleine Gray's (Marley Shelton) icy blonde attention both artistically and romantically as she leads »

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Paramount Set Sights On The Art Of Money Making

13 October 2009 3:39 AM, PDT | Screenrush | See recent Screenrush news »

Paramount Picture has put fact-based crime drama, The Art Of Money Making, on a fast track to begin production early next year. The studio is currently negotiating a deal for Chris Pine to star and D.J. Caruso to direct.

If all goes well, Pine will end up playing Art Williams, the alias of a petty Chicago thief who rose to become one of the world's most successful counterfeiters. Paramount acquired the rights to The Art Of Money Making: The Story Of A Master Counterfeiter, a Jason Kersten book, based on an article he wrote for Rolling Stone in 2005.

Frank Baldwin penned the script and Brian Robbins is producing along with Sharla Sumpter and Brad Weston.

The Salton Sea director, Caruso, who recently worked with Shia Labeouf in Eagle Eye and Disturbia has several offers on the table at the moment, but it is believed that he and Pine will make the deal soon. »

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D.J. Caruso Helming ‘Dead Space’ Film

27 July 2009 10:27 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Director D.J. Caruso has been tapped to bring the video game ‘Dead Space’ to cinematic life.  Variety is reporting the ‘Eagle Eye’ director is attached to the project.

Electronic Arts, the company behind the best-selling video game, has been working on producing the film along with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill. They and Caruso have been meeting with screenwriters to see who has the best vision for the film.  Once a screenwriter is set, the consortium of producers will begin auctioning the film off to studios.  With the success of the video game, finding a buyer shouldn’t be an issue.

The story takes place deep in space where an engineer responds to a distress signal.  He soon finds the ship he boards is crawling with all kinds of monstrosities, human corpses that have been brought from the dead from a virus.

While the premise sounds a »

- Kirk

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