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Film Casting: Matt Damon in Bourne Identity 5, Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad

10 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  The Bourne Identity 5 and Suicide Squad have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. Suicide Squad we have now learned from sources that [Maggie Robbie] will play [...]

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- Rollo Tomasi

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Can Keanu Reeves save cinema?

7 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Most big-budget action movies these days are just cartoons directed by bad animators. Somewhere between The Matrix and The Bourne Identity, the whole genre lost its brawl. You've seen one superhero defend his city from an airship armada, you've seen every superhero defend his city from an airship armada. Then there's John Wick. Simple story, not-so-simple thrills. The story: Someone kills an assassin's dog, and the assassin (Keanu Reeves) wants vengeance. The thrills: The movie constructs action scenes with patience and delicacy, filming in steady shots that track the careful choreography of Reeves' punch-shoot rampages. John Wick was directed by a stuntman, »

- Darren Franich

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Matt Damon to Star in Alexander Payne’s Satire ‘Downsizing’

5 November 2014 1:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Matt Damon will star in Alexander Payne’s social satire “Downsizing” and is exiting Legendary Pictures’ “The Great Wall.”

Downsizing” has been written by Payne with Jim Taylor. The story centers on a man in the near future who realizes that he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself at a time when humans are able to shrink themselves to battle over-consumption and the depletion of earth’s natural resources.

Payne and Taylor won an Oscar for adapted screenplay for “Sideways.” “Downsizing” has not been set up at a studio yet.

Damon is committed to Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” and another installment of “The Bourne Identity” for Universal with Paul Greengrass directing.

Damon is repped by Wme. Payne is repped by CAA.

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- Dave McNary

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Matt Damon To Star In Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’

5 November 2014 11:58 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Matt Damon will star in Downsizing, the next film from Alexander Payne. I’m told that Damon will take on this film, which is set at 2oth Century Fox, and that it knocks him out of the China-set Legendary Pictures epic The Great Wall, which will be helmed by Zhang Yimou. Downsizing was scripted by Payne with Jim Taylor, with whom Payne shared the adapted screenplay Oscar for Sideways. They are partners in Ad Hominem Enterprises, and their scripting collaborations also include About Schmidt.

Details on this project aren’t plentiful, but here’s a logline: Pic is a social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. Payne most recently directed the superb Nebraska.

Next up for Damon is the Ridley Scott-directed The Martian, and he also is back in the loop with Universal and Paul Greengrass »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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TNT Hands Series Order To Agent X

3 November 2014 11:54 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The career of Sharon Stone has been nothing if not unpredictable. From big screen blockbusters, such as Total Recall and Basic Instinct, to independent fare such as Broken Flowers and Bobby; from awards-fodder such as Casino, to diabolical travesties, such as Catwoman – Stone has continued to keep us on our toes. Her latest creative venture, titled Agent X, is headed to the small screen – courtesy of TNT and a 10 episode series order – and Stone is on board as both star and executive producer.

The show is written by William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity), and directed by Peter O’Fallon (Legit), with Armyan Bernstein (Air Force One) joining Sharon Stone in executive producing. Her supporting cast will feature Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire), Gerald McRaney (House Of Cards), Mike Colter (The Good Wife), Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and John Shea (Gossip Girl), among others.

Taking the lead role, Stone »

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TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama Agent X

31 October 2014 8:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

TNT has given a greenlight to "Agent X," a spirited action-drama starring Jeff Hephner (Interstellar, "Chicago Fire") and Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Sharon Stone (Casino). Gerald McRaney ("House of Cards") also stars in the series, which is being produced by TNT Originals in association with Beacon Pictures, with Armyan Bernstein (Air Force One, Spy Game, Children of Men, "Castle") and Sharon Stone serving as executive producers. William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity), who will also executive-produce, penned the pilot, which was directed by Peter O'Fallon. TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015. »

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TNT orders Sharon Stone action drama 'Agent X' to series

31 October 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

There's a new female veep coming to cable—and she has a secret weapon at her disposal. TNT announced on Friday that it has ordered a 10-episode first season of Agent X, an action drama that stars Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct, Casino) as Natalie Maccabee, America's first female Vice President who learns that she has a super special agent in her service to help protect the country in times of crisis. Jeff Hephner (Interstellar) stars as John Case, the aforementioned operative who tackles those cases deemed too sensitive for the CIA and FBI. Gerald McRaney (House of Cards and Major »

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TNT Greenlights Peter O’Fallon Directed, Sharon Stone Drama, ‘Agent X’

31 October 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

TNT has given a greenlight to Agent X, a spirited action-drama starring Jeff Hephner and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sharon Stone. Gerald McRaney also stars in the series, which is being produced by TNT Originals in association with Beacon Pictures, with Armyan Bernstein (Air Force One, Spy Game, Children of Men, Castle) and Sharon Stone serving as executive producers.William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity) who will also executive-produce, penned the pilot, which was directed by Peter O’Fallon (Legit, Suicide Kings). TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second […] »

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Sharon Stone to Play Female Veep in TNT's Newly Greenlit Agent X

31 October 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Selina Meyer, she isn’t.

TNT has greenlit the action-drama Agent X, headlined by Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct) — who’ll play America’s first female vice president — and Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire).

Stone’s role is Natalie Maccabee, a second-in-command who initially worries that her job will be ceremonial in nature. She soon learns that it comes with a top-secret duty: protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis.

Helping the veep in this duty is her Chief Steward (Gerald McRaney, LongmireHouse of Cards) and a secret operative designated “Agent X” (Hephner).

William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity) penned the pilot. »

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TNT Gives Series Order to Sharon Stone Drama ‘Agent X’

31 October 2014 3:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT has given a series order to “Agent X,” the secret agent action-drama starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney with a pilot penned by “The Bourne Identity’s” William Blake Herron.

The show focuses on a top secret agent named John Case (Hephner) who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the vice president. Stone plays the first female vice president of the United States, Natalie Maccabee, who pledges to protect the country “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” McRaney plays Malcolm Millar, the chief steward of the vice president’s residence and the keeper of the mansion’s many secrets.

“‘Agent X’ is a perfect fit for TNT’s expanding lineup of action-dramas,” said Lillah McCarthy, senior vice president of TNT and TBS Original Productions. “It’s a slick, high-energy thrill-ride with lots of twists and turns, big action sequences and kick-ass stunts. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Quiz: On the front lines: Journalism in Film!

27 October 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Joining the ranks of cinema’s journalists this week is Nightcrawler's Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a man who will do anything for the top story in the morning news cycle because, as the saying goes, “if it bleeds, it leads.”  Bloom is a desperate entrepreneur who will stop at nothing to climb the underground ranks of crime video journalists and will pull out all the stops to hold morning TV news producer Nina (Rene Russo) under his thumb.

The movie, which debuted back at Tiff, is a dark portrait of the ugly underbelly of Los Angeles and the dog-eat-dog world of journalism.  Directed and written by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Identity), Nightcrawler shows that not all movies about journalism focus on the intrepid reporter who is willing to bring the truth to the public.

We’ve combed the journalistic archives to come up with ten movies that feature journalists »

- Rachel West

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‘The Man vs. The Machine’ Trailer: Frank Marshall’s Chess Showdown Documentary

16 October 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Frank Marshall is known mostly for producing some of the most beloved films of all time, including Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, and The Bourne Identity. But from time to time he tries his hand at directing as well. Among other things, he’s helmed Arachnophobia, Congo, Eight Below, and […]

The post ‘The Man vs. The Machine’ Trailer: Frank Marshall’s Chess Showdown Documentary appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Iron Man joins 'Captain America 3': 14 thoughts about Marvel's mash-up sequel

14 October 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

1. This is a great idea. Everyone knew that Marvel would figure out some way to keep making movies where Robert Downey Jr. wears some kind of cool metal suit. But Iron Man 4 was always a skeptical proposition. "Fun, Shambling Mess" is basically the best you can hope for when it comes to fourquels. (See: The fish-out-of-time-water shenanigans in Star Trek IV; Stallone solving the Cold War with his fists in Rocky IV; Harry and Ron having a really wacky wizard prom in Goblet of Fire.) Marvel could've positioned a fourth Iron Man movie as a complete in-franchise reboot by »

- Darren Franich

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Best of the Week: David Fincher's Best, Clint Eastwood's Next, Disney's Past and More

3 October 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Important News We got our first look at Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper. And an exclusive look at ABCs of Death 2. We heard a rumor that The Avengers 3 will be split into two movies. And neither of them will feature Joaquin Phoenix, who is not going to be Dr. Strange. But at least Robert Downey Jr. is back on the Iron Man 4 possibility train.  Dwayne Johnson will be a spy in a movie from the author of The Bourne Identity. He'll also star in a Baywatch movie. The sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be exclusively released on Netflix and some IMAX theaters. The Twilight series is continuing with new short films.  We learned how hard it is to cast Bill Murray in a movie.  &nbsp...

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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Who wins, then and now?

3 October 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Ever since they wrote Good Will Hunting 18 years ago, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been one of Hollywood's most well-known bromances. But no bromance is complete without some healthy competition, which is why we've gone back through the years since their first Oscar win and looked at their careers. With Samantha Highfill representing Matt Damon in one corner, and Joshua Rivera representing Ben Affleck in the other, here's how the fight breaks down: 1997 Damon: Good Will Hunting Sure, both Damon and Affleck won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but only one of them was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor, »

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Oscar Season Gift From The Academy As Stunning Hollywood Costume Exhibit Premieres At Future Site Of Movie Museum

2 October 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

It may not be the Grand Opening celebration that the Academy of Motion Pictures Art & Sciences is going to be throwing when they  launch the long-awaited Academy  Museum Of Motion Pictures at some point in 2017 as is now planned,  but the Los Angeles debut of the much-acclaimed Hollywood Costume exhibit imported by the Academy  from the Victoria And Albert Museum in London  is really  something to see.  The Academy’s Ellen Harrington told me at Wednesday night’s opening event (in the space at Wilshire and Fairfax  that will eventually become the Acad’s Museum ) that it took them months just  to get it in the kind of shape needed to house this remarkable exhibit celebrating the art of costume design and its vital importance, in so many ways, to the art  of movies.  With over 150 costumes including 40 newly added ones just for the Los Angeles version this is an »

- Pete Hammond

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9 Forgotten Film Gems You Must See Before You Die

2 October 2014 1:56 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Looking at the seemingly never ending slew of remakes, reboots and reimagining’s hitting cinemas you could be forgiven for thinking the future of original and independent film doesn’t look very good. However, like finding an old pair of jeans with a crumpled up £20 note in the back pocket, you may find something interesting to watch looking at past gems rather than future turkeys.

We’ve got films on this list almost 40 years old and while some were hits in their day that have long faded from the public’s consciousness (like stone-wash denim), others flew under the radar of mainstream viewing when they were released and have since been all but forgotten (like Evisu Jeans but not as hideously fugly).

With Hollywood’s emphasis ostensibly on ‘Bigger! Louder! More!’ now is the perfect time to re-acquaint yourself with these forgotten gems that all offer the viewer something different, »

- Kristopher Powell

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Excl. Interview w/ The Guest director/writer Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett

29 September 2014 5:26 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

If you read any of my reviews out of this year's Sundance, you'll know I went nuts for The Guest. A nifty throwback/tongue-in-cheek homage to eighties movies, The Guest is like The Terminator meets The Hitcher by way of The Bourne Identity. Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett have had a long and fruitful run together, culminating in last year's sleeper hit you're Next. If anything, The Guest is an even more creative mix of horror, comedy and action »

- Chris Bumbray

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Dwayne Johnson Confirms 'Janson Directive' Writer Akiva Goldsman

27 September 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in July, Dwayne Johnson was in early talks to take the lead in an adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel The Janson Directive. The actor has now confirmed his role as Paul Janson, announcing that Academy-award winning writer Akiva Goldsman will pen the screenplay.

Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman will write the script. Let's roll...

Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 27, 2014

Dwayne Johnson will star as a former Navy Seal and spy for the government agency Consular Operations, who leaves the agency after a number of sanctioned serial killings. He becomes a private security consultant, teaming up with a sharpshooter, striving to help only those who are in need, although he must uncover a vast conspiracy when he is targeted for assassination.

It is believed that Universal wants to set this up as a Jason Bourne-esque franchise Dwayne Johnson. Author Robert Ludlum also »

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Dwayne Johnson Confirms "Janson Directive"

27 September 2014 2:19 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

First rumored to be attached back in June, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has taken to the social media airwaves to confirm he's in talks to star in "The Janson Directive" for Universal Pictures.

Based on the novel by the late Robert Ludlum ("The Bourne Identity"), Johnson is slated to play a former consular ops agent who goes into business as a private security consultant after a high number of sanctioned killings.

He later teams with a sharpshooter and only takes assignments that he believe will help people in need. "A Beautiful Mind" scribe Akiva Goldsman will pen the script and Johnson himself will produce.

Source: Wrestling Inc »

- Garth Franklin

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