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Sundance Exclusive: Johnny Knoxville Says Evel Knievel Was A Superhero In Clip From Documentary 'Being Evel'

21 January 2015 11:05 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"He was a superhero, a real living superhero," "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville told EW about stuntman extraordinaire Evel Knievel, adding "he was the ultimate showman/salesman. He was so smart, and he was so charismatic. He could talk anyone into anything. He’s one of the great characters of the 20th century, period." Knoxville shares that sentiment in this exclusive clip from the forthcoming documentary "Being Evel," premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Co-produced by Knoxville and directed by Daniel Junge ("Fight Church," the Oscar winning "Saving Face"), the film takes viewers back to a time when a real life superhero captured the nation's imagination in the 1970s, risking life and limb (and often broke many in the process) to accomplish fantastic, unprecedented feats. And as you'll see in this exclusive clip, with Knievel visiting Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, sometimes those attempts went horribly, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sundance exclusive: Johnny Knoxville promises 'big revelations' in Evel Knievel doc

21 January 2015 7:13 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Evel Knievel is synonymous with daredevil, but unless you saw him at his heights in the late 1960s and early 1970s, it's difficult to imagine how he built that reputation into something millions of people actually cared about. Beginning with Knievel's disastrous attempt to jump the fountains at Caesar's Palace in 1967—which made him a star once it aired on ABC's Wide World of Sports—millions tuned into his stunts to see if he could defy death one more time. In Being Evel, the documentary that debuts on Jan. 25 at the Sundance Film Festival, director Daniel Junge (They Killed Sister Dorothy »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The Most Badass Rock Band Is Getting A Scandalous Biopic, Get The Details

18 January 2015 10:13 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After sitting on the bookshelf for for a long while, the bestselling collaborative autobiography written by one of the most badass rock bands of all time, Motley Crue, is finally going to be made into a movie. With a screenplay already at disposal, Focus Features just picked up the scandalous biopic in hopes of getting it up and running. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Focus Features picked up the biopic along with Jeff Tremaine to direct. Tremaine, the director of the Jackass movies should have no problem bringing the extreme, hedonistic story to life. The screenplay was written by Rich Wilkes, xXx writer, and Tom Kapinos, writer for Californication. If the script has any inkling of their their styles demonstrated in xXx and Californication you know it is going to be a gritty ride. The notorious rock band must be thrilled to see the project moving forward. Members of Motley »

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Focus Features Picks Up Mötley Crüe Biopic 'The Dirt'

16 January 2015 5:43 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Production company Focus Features has announced that they have pick the rights to the bestseller novel “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Band” which recounts the story of the popular rock band Mötley Crüe. The members of the band Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Nikki Six as well as author Neil Strauss wrote the novel.

The detailed biopic tells the meteoric rise of the band while their members engage in excesses like drug, sex and fights. Jeff Tremaine, of Jackass fame, is attached to direct the film.

According to THR, Focus promises a “Dr. Feelgood” movie in a larger than life depiction of the band’s high and low points .The screenplay was penned by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos. The band members will serve as co-producers.

Casting for the film will begin shortly. Stay tuned for additional details.

Source: THR »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville, Alex Pettyfer Added to ‘Elvis & Nixon’

16 January 2015 1:11 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville, Alex PettyferTracy Letts and Sky Ferreira have joined the cast of Liza Johnson’s upcoming drama “Elvis & Nixon,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The group joins titular leads Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey, who will play rock icon Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon, respectively. The film, inspired by a true meeting of the two vastly different personalities on the morning of Dec. 21, 1970, also co-stars Evan Peters (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”).

See Photos: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’

Cary Elwes penned the script, »

- Travis Reilly

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Motley Crue Movie ‘The Dirt’ Revived at Focus Features

15 January 2015 5:22 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features is reviving Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt,” which was set up nearly a decade ago at Paramount.

Jeff Tremaine will direct from a screenplay written by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos based on the 2001 autobiography “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band” by band members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Nikki Sixx, along with author Neil Strauss.

Producers are Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and Allen Kovac. Chris Nilsson, Steven Kline and Rick Yorn will exec produce, and the band members will co-produce.

Tremaine has directed all of the “Jackass” films. Josh McLaughlin will oversee the production for Focus.

Larry Charles was attached to direct “The Dirt” for Paramount Classics in 2006 with MTV Films.

The band is currently on its “final tour” with the slogan “All Bad Things Must Come to an End.”

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter. »

- Dave McNary

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