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Check out this new clip from The Drop starring Tom Hardy

21 October 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having played very well to the audience at the London Film Festival, The Drop is set to open in the UK on November 14th and we have a new clip from the film. The Drop is directed by Belgian filmmaker Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead) and screenwriter Dennis Lehane (author of Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone), which stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) alongside the late James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) in his final screen role.

Check out the clip below and let Bob Saginowski (Hardy) explain how the the drop system works in Brooklyn.

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead.  Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. »

- Luke Owen

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Top 5: Adaptations at the BFI London Film Festival

11 October 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Adaptations in film and television have become some of the most popular franchises and series today. From the Harry Potter films to the HBO series Game of Thrones to the countless Nicholas Sparks movies that find their way to the cinema, books have become the stepping stones to getting some of the most creative storylines on the screen. Adaptations from stage to film are also wildly popular, with films like 2012′s Les Misèrables and 2013′s August: Osage County receiving critical acclaim in the past couple of years. This years BFI London Film Festival is following the adaptation trend with five stand-out book/play/documentary adaptations to watch out for.

The Drop

From the pen of Dennis Lehane (author of the impressive adaptations Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River, and Shutter Island) comes a crime drama starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini. Bob (Hardy) plays a bartender who lives a quiet life attending church, »

- Phil Wheat

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San Sebastian crowns Magical Girl

27 September 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Carlos Vermut’s Spanish drama wins best film and best director; Dennis Lehane wins best screenplay for The Drop.Scroll down for other awards

Spanish drama Magical Girl has won the Golden Shell for best film at the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 19-27).

Carlos Vermut also won the Silver Shell for best director for the film, produced by Madrid-based Aquí y Allí Films and is sold by Films Distribution.

Jury chairman Fernando Bovaira described Vermut as “a disturbing, delicate and unique voice”.

The film, which debuted at Toronto and is currently screening at Zurich before going on to Busan, centres on the wish of an ill child who wants the dress in Japanese series Magical Girl Yukiko. Her father sets out to obtain it but enters a world of blackmail and tragedy.

It marks Vermut’s second film after Diamond Flash.

The Special Jury Prize went to Wild Life (Vie Sauvage), the new film by »

- jsardafr@hotmail.com (Juan Sarda) michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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New York Film Fest: David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ Opens Fest, But Is It an Oscar Movie?

27 September 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

David Fincher‘s Gone Girl, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn‘s 2012 bestselling novel about the marriage of Amy and Nick Dunne — 8.5 million copies sold — that was scribed by Flynn herself and stars Rosamund Pike (Amy) and Ben Affleck (Nick), opened the 2014 New York Film Festival on Friday night with multiple screenings at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and a lavish after-party at Central Park’s Tavern on the Green.

The New York Film Fest has a hit-or-miss track record with opening night films in recent years:Mystic River (2003), Good Night, and Good Luck(2005), The Queen (2006), The Social Network(2010), Life of Pi (2012) and Captain Phillips (2013) all went on to land best picture Oscar nominations — but Celebrity (1998), The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and Carnage (2011) were entirely ignored by the Academy.

Into which grouping will Gone Girl eventually fall?

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- Anjelica Oswald

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Marcia Gay Harden Signs With ICM Partners

22 September 2014 5:49 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Actress Marcia Gay Harden has signed with ICM Partners. Harden won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her turn in 2000’s Pollock and was again nominated for 2003’s Mystic River. She next appears opposite Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer in Millenium’s Elsa & Fred and will play mother to Christian Grey in Universal’s Valentine’s Day 2015 tentpole Fifty Shades of Grey. Harden recently starred on ABC’s Trophy Wife and will return to HBO’s The Newsroom as attorney Rebecca Halliday this fall. She also appears in Woody Allen’s latest, Magic in the Moonlight, with Colin Firth and Emma Stone. Her Broadway work includes God of Carnage, for which she won the Tony. On television, Harden nabbed an Emmy nod for a 2007 guest role on Law & Order: Svu and another for 2009’s The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. She was previously with UTA. Harden is also »

- Jen Yamato

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Three Authors Who Kept Their Visions By Adapting Their Books to Screen

17 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Generations of novelists have been frustrated upon seeing their books interpreted onscreen. But on three recent films, the writers won’t be able to complain that their vision was compromised. Scripts for Dennis Lehane’s “The Drop,” Jonathan Tropper’s “This Is Where I Leave You” and Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” were all written by the book authors.

Why deal with the frustrations of film production? For some, it’s insurance against having their material ruined, which famously vexed authors from Anthony Burgess to Stephen King.

For others, some of whom are already working in TV and film, it’s a way to stay in the loop and stretch their wings.

Though Boston-based crime novelist Lehane has written for TV, other scribes handled the screenplays for “Shutter Island,” “Gone Baby Gone” and “Mystic River,” all films based on his work.

But “The Drop,” which opened Sept. 12 after playing the Toronto Film Fest, »

- Justin Kroll and Pat Saperstein

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Movie Review: The Drop

15 September 2014 9:16 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The Drop is a movie comprised of “almost” moments. It is almost a compelling gangster thriller. It is almost a beautifully realized love story. And, it is almost great.

Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini in his last role before his death) used to run a bar in his prime. He is now relegated to operating an establishment where gangsters make weekly drops in an attempt to launder money. Marv’s right hand man is Bob (the wonderfully understated Tom Hardy). Bob is aware of what is going on, yet turns a blind eye and facilitates the illegal activity. One night, a pair of masked hoodlums hold up the joint and steal the gangster’s money. This event brings about a load of trouble for all involved. The gangsters want their money back without getting the cops involved and they also would like to exact gruesome revenge on those responsible. In the midst of all this chaos, »

- Matt Santia

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Box Office Final: ‘No Good Deed’ $24.2M; ‘Dolphin Tale 2′ $15.8M As ‘Guardians’ Passes $300M

15 September 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

5th Update, Monday, 3:18 Pm: Screen Gems’ thriller No Good Deed fell right in line with other distribs’ estimates over the weekend to end the three-day at $24.2M, while Warner Bros./Alcon Entertainment’s Dolphin Tale 2 just fell short of $16M to gross a total cume of $15.8M; it was a softer-than-hoped-for opening for the sequel to the 2011 family film, which bowed to $19M on its way for a $95M worldwide haul). Chernin Entertainment’s crime drama The Drop ended the weekend at No. 6 for a $4.1M take or a respectable $5,000+ per screen for Fox Searchlight; it is James Gandolfini’s last film in release. The Identical dropped like a bomb in its second weekend (-75%) falling out of the Top 20 after a dismal opening. In fact, it’s even behind Woody Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight which is its eighth week of release. It was a very soft box office weekend overall, »

- Anita Busch

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Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace Talk The Drop, Why They Wanted to Play These Characters, How They Like to Prepare for Roles, and More

15 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Michaël R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) The Drop.  In the film Tom Hardy plays Bob, a former criminal and current bartender working at a bar that serves as a money “drop” for local gangsters.  The story kicks into gear when Hardy’s character rescues a pit bull puppy only to become the target of the dog’s abusive and mentally unstable former owner.  At the same time, Bob and his cousin/employer Marv (played by James Gandolfini) find themselves in the crosshairs of an investigation and the criminal underworld.  Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane penned the screenplay.  The impressive cast also includes Noomi RapaceMatthias SchoenaertsJohn OrtizAnn Dowd, and James Frecheville. Last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an exclusive video interview withTom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.  They talked about why they wanted to play these characters, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Box office update: 'No Good Deed' outpaces 'Dolphin Tale 2'

13 September 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

A heartfelt tale about a dolphin and the humans who cared for it proved no match for Idris Elba at the box office Friday—even if he’s playing a psychotic escaped con out to terrorize Taraji P. Henson. Of course, No Good Deed and Dolphin Tale 2 aren’t even remotely in competition for the same audience. But in the box office world, for once, adults seem to be forking out more money for their own viewing pleasure.

No Good Deed is on track to beat expectations by at least $7 million. The tense, PG-13 rated thriller from sometimes Luther »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Tom Hardy Stars With James Gandolfini and a Very Cute Puppy in ‘The Drop’ Clips (Video)

12 September 2014 2:28 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tom Hardy makes an unlikely best friend and some grim discoveries in new clips released from “The Drop,” the crime thriller from Michaël R. Roskam which stars James Gandolfini in one of his last roles. Matthias Schoenaerts and Noomi Rapace co-star in the film, based on a novel by “Mystic River” author Dennis Lehane, about a group of bad guys who decide to rob the wrong bar, which doubles as a drop point for money exchanging between even more bad guys. Also read: ‘The Drop’ Review: Tom Hardy Steals This Sluggish Dennis Lehane Crime Tale The new clips feature Hardy's character discovering bloody. »

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Film Review: Animal Psychology Charges Rugged Thug Tale ‘The Drop’

12 September 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – For a film adapted from “Mystic River” and “Gone Baby Gone” author Dennis Lehane, there are no children in danger in “The Drop,” but there is a pit bull puppy named Rocco. The dog’s involvement in the story, an animal who gets as many closeups this side of a Charles Martin Smith film, invites the uncharacteristically blunt metaphor of how creatures fight for power, or even just the impression of power.

Dogs bark; thugs try to stand tall.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The Drop” tells of a neighborhood watering hole in Brooklyn owned by a guy nicknamed Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), while his low-key cousin Bob (Tom Hardy) meekly tends the bar. Their lives are a microcosm of American small business in a 1% society, with Marv’s bar now owned by a Chechen gang. They use his place primarily as a “drop” to house their ever-exchanging bookkeep money. Even the church »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Drop – The Review

11 September 2014 8:51 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Smoky bars and rundown, vacant buildings are surrounded by cheap shacks that barely pass for homes… and I haven’t even begun to describe the people. But I think you can imagine the occupants in this universe. The film-noir genre has taken a journey into even seedier territory over the years. Gone are the days where you have fast-talking detectives and two-timing gals. Now we are treated to a world of cops and crime that is caked in a thick layer or dirt, grime, and blood. Films like Gone Baby Gone, Eastern Promises, The Town, Out Of The Furnace, and Killing Them Softly, all have recently focused on crime and corruption on the working-class level of society. Is “poor-noir” an apt description? What about “working-class noir?” At any rate, this is a trend that Belgian director Michael Roskam also explores with his new film The Drop. Roskam previously garnered a »

- Michael Haffner

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The Drop Review: A Tense Throwback To Crime Films of the Past

11 September 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Dennis Lehane is no stranger to taut, gripping crime-styled storytelling. He wrote the books that the films Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone were based on. In the new film, The Drop, Lehane tackles writing a screenplay, based on a short story he wrote called Animal Rescue and the results are nothing less than powerful.

The Drop centers around a bartender named Bob (Tom Hardy), who pushes drinks at a seedy Brooklyn bar called Cousin Marv's. Bob is a loner, who exists solely to pour drinks and go to Catholic Mass--though he never takes communion. One night, Bob stumbles across a pit bull pup in a garbage can that has been severely abused and he saves the poor animal. The owner of the garbage can is a single waitress named Nadia (Noomi Rapace), who helps Bob fix up the animal and then she forces him to take pup. »

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‘The Drop’ Review: A Tense Throwback To Crime Films Of The Past

11 September 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Dennis Lehane is no stranger to taut, gripping crime-styled storytelling. He wrote the books that the films Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone were based on. In the new film, The Drop, Lehane tackles writing a screenplay, based on a short story he wrote called Animal Rescue and the results are nothing less than powerful.

The Drop centers around a bartender named Bob (Tom Hardy), who pushes drinks at a seedy Brooklyn bar called Cousin Marv's. Bob is a loner, who exists solely to pour drinks and go to Catholic Mass--though he never takes communion. One night, Bob stumbles across a pit bull pup in a garbage can that has been severely abused and he saves the poor animal. The owner of the garbage can is a single waitress named Nadia (Noomi Rapace), who helps Bob fix up the animal and then she forces him to take pup. »

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The Drop Review [Tiff 2014]

11 September 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The stories of novelist Dennis Lehane are noted for their specificity, rooted in a place – often, seedy, blue-collar Boston neighborhoods – and a time, usually the aftermath of a harsh, violent event. Several of his crackling stories of lurid crime and behavior have been memorably adapted to the screen – Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone – and kept the author’s pulpy dialogue and pulsating plots intact in the transition.

The Drop, which Lehane adapts to the screen from his short story Animal Rescue, is a different beast. It is a drama so low-key and plodding in comparison to his other works, that it is hard to understand why he chose to translate this minor tale in the first place. Here, he ditches Boston for Brooklyn, although the rusty storefronts, abandoned lots and grey skies present here sometimes make it hard to tell the difference.

The focus in this adaptation is on Bob »

- Jordan Adler

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The Drop

11 September 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Who doesn't miss seeing James Gandolfini onscreen? The Drop, a potent, propulsive crime drama, gives us one more chance to salute the formidable talent of a remarkable actor who died in June 2013 at age 51. Gandolfini is dynamite in his final screen role, as Marv, a small-time crook who runs a Brooklyn dive bar that serves as a money drop for Russian wiseguys. The bartender, Marv's cousin Bob (a transfixing Tom Hardy), goes along with the scheme until he's pushed too far.

Working from a taut script by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River), director Michaël R. »

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Exclusive Video Interview With Tom Hardy And Noomi Rapace On The Drop

11 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in the lead roles, and Bullhead director Michaël Roskam behind the camera, The Drop was always going to be a special film. Written by famous novelist Dennis Lehane (whose books served as the source material for movies like Shutter Island and Mystic River), this new crime thriller from 20th Century Fox touched down at the Toronto International Film Festival last week and very quickly had people buzzing.

In The Drop, Hardy steps into the role of Bob, a Brooklyn bartender whose life suddenly becomes pretty complicated when he finds himself not only mixed up in a robbery gone wrong, but also in the crosshairs of a dangerous man (Matthias Schoenaerts) whose puppy he rescued after finding it beaten up and in a trash can.

Boasting excellent acting and a thrilling story, Roskam’s English language debut is certainly one to watch out for when »

- Matt Joseph

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Tiff 2014: Five things we learned at The Drop's press conference

11 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

"The difference between noir and Shakespeare is the heights that they fall from," said screenwriter Dennis Lehane at the press conference for The Drop at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), and Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust & Bone) star in Lehane's working class tragedy about a bartender who suddenly finds himself stuck in between the police and the Chechen mob.

The Drop is also the final appearance on film for the late, great James Gandolfini.

Here are five things we learned at the press conference for The Drop:

Dennis Lehane fleshed out one of his own short stories into a theatrical script, and yes, it's that Dennis Lehane. You've probably read a few of his books or at the very least seen some of the movies. Shutter Island, Gone Baby Gone, and Mystic River were all originally novels of The Drop's screenwriter. »

- Sasha James

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Tiff 2014: The Drop review

10 September 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Slow-burning and riveting, The Drop is one of the best American crime dramas of the decade, and features one of Tom Hardy’s career best performances as a slow-witted Brooklyn bartender pushed by circumstances to revisit a past he’d much rather have left behind.

Bob Saginowski (Hardy) tends bar in an unassuming neighbourhood dive owned by his cousin Marvin (James Gandolfini, in one of his last roles). One quiet weeknight, the bar is robbed at closing time by two masked men who are apparently unaware that the bar is owned by Chechen mobsters, and acts as a drop point for cash generated by the gang’s bookmaking operation. On his way home from work after dealing with the aftermath and the police, Bob discovers an abandoned puppy in a rubbish bin in front of the home of a skittish, suspicious woman named Nadia (Noomi Rapace). This chance encounter, coupled »

- Ian Gilchrist

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