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Huston to Follow Heston as Ben-Hur Casting Announced

17 September 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jack Huston cast in ‘Ben-Hur’ remake? ‘Boardwalk Empire’ actor to follow in the footsteps of Ramon Novarro and Charlton Heston Jack Huston, best known for playing World War I veteran-turned-bootlegger-cum-assassin Richard Harrow in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, may star in the latest Ben-Hur "remake," to be jointly produced by Paramount and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. I have "remake" between quotes because officially this fourth big-screen version of the semi-biblical epic (more on that below) isn’t an actual remake of either the multiple Oscar-winning 1959 Ben-Hur or its 1925 predecessor, but a direct adaptation of former Civil War general Lew Wallace’s 1880 bestselling novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, which happens to be conveniently in the public domain. Timur Bekmambetov, whose credits include the Angelina Jolie-James McAvoy thriller Wanted and the supernatural cult classic Night Watch, has been attached as director of what is in fact A Tale of the Jewish Prince Judah Ben-Hur, »

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Shia Labeouf, Gary Oldman and Kate Mara Join 'Man Down'

4 September 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shia Labeouf (Transformers, upcoming Fury), Emmy nominee Kate Mara (Netflix's House of Cards, upcoming The Fantastic Four) and Oscar nominee Gary Oldman (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Dark Knight Rises) are set to star in the psychological thriller, Man Down, it was announced today by producers Dawn Krantz (Doonby), Stephen McEveety (The Passion of the Christ) and Jon Burton (The Lego Movie).

Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Fighting) will direct from a screenplay by Adam Simon (Synapse).

Currently in pre-production, principal photography is scheduled to start on October 30th in Louisiana.

The Solution Entertainment Group ("The Solution") is handling international rights and will present the project to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel from The Solution are also executive producing the project alongside Roger Goff. Also slated to executive produce are Russell Geyser and Clay Pecorin. Patrick Hibler will co-produce the feature film. »

- MovieWeb

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Shia Labeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman Set To Star In Psychological Thriller, Man Down

4 September 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Shia Labeouf (Transformers, upcoming Fury), Emmy nominee Kate Mara (Netflix’s “House of Cards,” upcoming The Fantastic Four) and Oscar nominee Gary Oldman (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Dark Knight Rises) are set to star in the psychological thriller, Man Down, it was announced today by producers Dawn Krantz (Doonby), Stephen McEveety (The Passion Of The Christ) and Jon Burton (The Lego Movie).

Dito Montiel (A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, Fighting) will direct from a screenplay by Adam Simon (Synapse).

Currently in pre-production, principal photography is scheduled to start on October 30th in Louisiana.

The Solution Entertainment Group (“The Solution”) is handling international rights and will present the project to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel from The Solution are also executive producing the projectalongside Roger Goff. Also slated to executive produce are Russell Geyser and Clay Pecorin. Patrick Hibler will co-produce the feature film. »

- Michelle McCue

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Shia Labeouf Will Reunite with Dito Montiel in Thriller 'Man Down'

4 September 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Shia Labeouf (Transformers, upcoming Fury), Emmy® nominee Kate Mara (Netflix’s “House of Cards,” upcoming The Fantastic Four) and Oscar® nominee Gary Oldman (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Dark Knight Rises) are set to star in the psychological thriller, Man Down, it was announced today by producers Dawn Krantz (Doonby), Stephen McEveety (The Passion Of The Christ) and Jon Burton (The Lego Movie).

Dito Montiel (A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, Fighting) will direct from a screenplay by Adam Simon (Synapse).

Currently in pre-production, principal photography is scheduled to start on October 30th in Louisiana.

The Solution Entertainment Group (“The Solution”) is handling international rights and will present the project to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel from The Solution are also executive producing the projectalongside Roger Goff.  Also slated to executive produce are Russell Geyser and Clay Pecorin.  Patrick Hibler will co-produce the feature film. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Shia Labeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman to Star in Thriller ‘Man Down’ (Exclusive)

4 September 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Shia Labeouf, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman will star in the psychological thriller “Man Down,” with shooting commencing Oct. 30 in New Orleans.

The Solution Entertainment Group is handling international rights and will present the project to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Producers are Dawn Krantz, Stephen McEveety and Jon Burton. Dito Montiel (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”) will direct from a screenplay by Adam Simon (“Synapse”).

Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel from The Solution are exec producing alongside Roger Goff, Russell Geyser and Clay Pecorin.

The film follows a haunted Afghanistan war veteran who attempts to come to terms with his past while searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America.

“When I read the script for the first time I knew it was something very special,” said Krantz, who produced “Doonby.”

McEveety produced “The Passion of the Christ” and Burton exec produced “The Lego Movie.”

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- Dave McNary

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When The Game Stands Tall Review

21 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Contrary to what the bright stadium lights and flashes of pigskin would indicate, When the Game Stands Tall is not a movie about football. Yes, the film is centered on a team of gridiron giants, the De La Salle Spartans, and the coach that led them on a remarkable 151 game winning streak. But as protagonist Bob Ladouceur makes clear early and often in the film, When the Game Stands Tall doesn’t care about a scoreboard. “Getting these wins is nothing. Teaching these boys there’s more to life is hard,” he tells a reporter during the prologue, as he marches his team onto the field for win number 151, which crowns their 2003 season with a championship.

But, come on: no sports movie is really just about the sport, right? The game is just a metaphor for overcoming adversity, the triumph of the human spirit, etc., etc. Thing is, When the Game Stands Tall »

- Sam Woolf

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Jim Caviezel & Michael Chiklis Talk When The Game Stands Tall, Their Sports Backgrounds and the Insanity of American Horror Story: Freak Show

18 August 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Jim Caviezel & Michael Chiklis – an odd couple if ever there was one.  Caviezel has made a name for himself as a somber and understated actor, his work in The Thin Red Line and The Passion of the Christ compelling in that he never forces anything or goes for that “big” moment. Chiklis, a bundle of volatility, never holds anything back, perfectly encapsulated in his performance as Vic Mackey – one of the great antiheroes of the modern television landscape.  In When the Game Stands Tall, both actors are cast true to form: Caviezel as the quiet and introspective Coach Bob Ladouceur, Chiklis as his loudmouth Assistant Coach Terry Eidson. Together they form a compelling yin and yang, bouncing off each other naturally, many of the best moments in the film coming from their natural repartee. In the following interview with both actors, they discuss their sports backgrounds, playing to type as the hothead & the introvert, »

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Mel Gibson: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

15 August 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Although some heavily-publicized issues in his personal life have damaged his reputation almost beyond repair, Mel Gibson had long established his Hollywood legacy before his high-profile meltdowns. One of the biggest movie stars in the world throughout the 1980′s and 90′s whose movies have earned over $3.7bn at the box office, Gibson is an Academy Award-winning director that is also responsible for The Passion of the Christ, the highest-grossing independent film ever made.

Regardless of what people think of his personal beliefs and issues, there is no denying that on the top of his game Mel Gibson is one of the most magnetic and charismatic screen presences in the industry, not to mention incredibly versatile. Although best known for his work in big-budget action movies and violent thrillers, Gibson has also done Shakespeare with Hamlet, romantic comedy with What Women Want, science fiction with Signs and of course, voiced stop-motion poultry in Chicken Run. »

- Scott Campbell

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Son of God

13 August 2014 5:33 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

American TV star Diogo Morgado follows in the footsteps of Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) and Willem Dafoe (The Last Temptation of Christ) to play Jesus in this reverential retelling of the Greatest Story Ever Told. From his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection we meet the disciples as well as Noah, Samson and Moses. »

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Caleb Deschanel to Receive Camerimage 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

4 August 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel will be honored at the annual Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Bydgoszcz, Poland, with the fest’s lifetime achievement award, which recognizes “exceptional filmmakers… who changed the way movies are made with their creativity, visual skills and passion for their craft.”

The event, now in its 22nd year, will be held on November 15 – 22.

Deschanel has been nominated for five Academy Awards over a career during which he helped shape the look of such films as Philip Kaufman’s “The Right Stuff,: Barry Levinson’s “The Natural,” Carroll Ballard’s “Fly Away Home,” Roland Emmerich’s “The Patriot,” Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” and Timur Bekmambetov’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

In 2010, he was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the American Society of Cinematographers.

In a statement, Camerimage praised Deschanel for his pioneering work with the Steadicam, »

- Peter Caranicas

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Camerimage to honour Caleb Deschanel

4 August 2014 4:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar-nominated cinematographer of The Passion of the Christ and The Right Stuff to accept lifetime achievement award at cinematography festival in Poland.

Caleb Deschanel is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Nov 15-22).

Deschanel will also present screenings of his films at the 22nd edition of the festival followed by Q&A’s with the audience.

His five Oscar nominations in the Best Cinematography category were for The Right Stuff, The Natural, Fly Away Home, The Patriot and The Passion of the Christ.

Other notable credits include Being There, National Treasure, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Jack Reacher.

Deschanel was also involved in creating one of the essential tools of modern cinematographers, the Steadicam.

He directed his first feature film The Escape Artist in 1982, and later Crusoe in 1989. Deschanel has also directed episodes for TV shows including David Lynch’s Twin Peaks as well »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Films paid for almost entirely by a wealthy(ish) benefactor

31 July 2014 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Without the help of some brave investors, or the pockets of their makers, the following films would never have existed...

It's now a fairly common mantra that you'd be a fool to put up all of your own personal money into a feature film. By all means invest, but share the risk, or throw a few quid at Kickstarter.

Paying for the bulk of the negative/hard drive yourself, and leaving your own assets exposed? Utter lunacy.

Not that anyone told this lot...

The Passion Of The Christ Paid for by: Mel Gibson

For some time, Mel Gibson had, alongside his acting roles, been heavily invested in his production company, Icon. As such, he had two significant ways to earn money, and he needed both of them when it came to making The Passion Of The Christ.

This is the kind of film that studios run a mile from. All »

- ryanlambie

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Anne Rice's 'Christ the Lord' Gets Easter 2016 Release Date

24 July 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Anne Rice's Christ the Lord, based on the acclaimed novel Christ the Lord Out of Egypt, has gotten an official release date from Focus Features. The biblical drama will unfold in theaters on March 23, 2016. Just in time for Easter weekend.

Christ the Lord is a fictional account of young Jesus' life, before he discovers his true identity and the mysteries that surround his birth. This anticipated adaptation was green lit in Cannes this past May. Production officially begins September 15.

No cast is in place just yet. Cyrus Nowrasteh will direct from a screenplay he wrote with his wife Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh. The Passion of the Christ's Enzo Sisti will produce.

Christ the Lord will be a wide release, and will arrive in theaters two days before the rebirth of Detroit's own savoir, Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop 4 and the Warner Bros. weather thriller Geostorm.

Christ the Lord comes to theaters March 23rd, »

- MovieWeb

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Mel Gibson no longer financing own movies: 'I'm out of that business'

6 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mel Gibson has revealed that he will no longer finance his own movies.

Throughout his career, Gibson has directed and produced 2006's Apocalypto and 2004's controversial religious epic The Passion of the Christ.

When asked what he would like to do next after those two films, Gibson told The Hollywood Reporter: "Its tricky, those films you refer to, nobody would have financed them, they more or less worked, but I would never have got anyone else to finance them.

"I'm out of that business of financing my own films because they see you coming and take you for a ride. I'm not a fool. It's difficult for the things I deem worthy to direct, where you can get a really good compelling story out of - nobody else has much faith in it and never did."

The Expendables 3 star also shared details about his and director Jean-François Richet's upcoming movie Blood Father. »

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Mel Gibson on a return to directing

6 July 2014 1:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

After picking up the top honour at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Mel Gibson talked to Screen about a return to directing, a possible move into television and reuniting with Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner.

Mel Gibson has been back in front of the camera for upcoming action sequel The Expendables 3 and Jean-Francois Richet’s Blood Father, which recently wrapped in New Mexico.

But after accepting the Crystal Globe for artistic contribution to world cinema at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the director of Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto is hungry to get back behind the camera.

“I do, of course,” said Gibson, when asked by Screen if he would want to direct again. “It’s difficult because you have to spend a couple of years of your life doing it.

“Whatever it is you’re going to do, you have to make sure it’s going to mean something because it’s too »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Mel Gibson on a return to directing; 'freedom' of TV

6 July 2014 1:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

After picking up the top honour at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Mel Gibson talked to Screen about a return to directing, a possible move into television and reuniting with Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner.

Mel Gibson has been back in front of the camera for upcoming action sequel The Expendables 3 and Jean-Francois Richet’s Blood Father, which recently wrapped in New Mexico.

But after accepting the Crystal Globe for artistic contribution to world cinema at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the director of Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto is hungry to get back behind the camera.

“I do, of course,” said Gibson, when asked by Screen if he would want to direct again. “It’s difficult because you have to spend a couple of years of your life doing it.

“Whatever it is you’re going to do, you have to make sure it’s going to mean something because it’s too »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Mel Gibson Comeback? Gary Oldman Defends Him, Karlovy Vary Fest Awards Crystal Globe

24 June 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Mel Gibson hasn't been too much in the news lately--he's a bit of a tarnished commodity--which makes it all the more interesting that the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has decided to to award him the Crystal Globe this year. The award, presented to its recipient for an 'outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema,' is the festival's top honor.  Gibson will also present a special screening of "Apocalypto," his controversial --and fabulously shot--2006 follow-up to "The Passion of the Christ," set in the twilight years of the Mayan empire. Of course, Mel Gibson is a two-time Oscar winner: he won best director and best picture awards for "Braveheart," so he's not an unserious filmmaker in any way. But he has acted in just one film a year since 2010--from his performance as a mentally troubled man using a puppet to communicate in Foster's "The Beaver," which was rejected by audiences, »

- Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs

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Karlovy Vary to honour Mel Gibson

24 June 2014 3:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other guests of the festival will include Hollywood actress Laura Dern and French actress Fanny Ardant as well as directors Alice Rohrwacher, Bong Joon-ho and David Mackenzie among others.

Mel Gibson is to receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff), which runs July 4-12.

The actor and filmmaker will attend the festival in the Czech Republic to receive the honour and present a screening of his most recent work as a director, the 2006 action-adventure Apocalypto.

The Crystal Globe is the festival’s highest award and has been presented in previous years to John Travolta and Helen Mirren.

Gibson is best known for his roles in Mad Max and the Lethal Weapon series as well as for his award-winning turns as director of Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ. He will next be seen in action sequel The Expendables 3.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Everything mentioned from 2004 and 2005 in VH1's 'I Love the 2000s'

20 June 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

VH1′s latest wallow in very recent nostalgia is, by nature, a silly exercise: On Saturday, the five-night anthology will end by celebrating the long-ago year of 2009—you know, that dark age when The Simpsons was only in its 21st season, and commuters who wanted to play Angry Birds had no choice but to do it on the iPhone 3Gs. Those suckers didn’t even have iOS 7!

If it’s going to be done, though, it might as well be done right—which is why there was something vaguely disappointing about the pop-culture milestones celebrated in the miniseries’ fifth and sixth episodes, »

- Hillary Busis

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Park Circus to handle Icon titles

18 June 2014 4:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Icon Film Distribution (Ifd) has signed a deal with UK sales and distribution company Park Circus to represent the Ifd library for UK theatrical release.

The Ifd library comprises more than 200 titles including Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, John Hillcoat’s The Road, John Carney’s Once, Emilio Estevez’s The Way, and Tom Ford’s A Single Man.

Park Circus specialises in putting classic films back on the big screen and represents more than 20,000 titles from major studios and independent rights owners. This summer, it will handle the international re-release of Some Like It Hot, The Lady From Shanghai, The Deer Hunter and To Catch A Thief.

Ifd, which re-launched last September backed by New Sparta, recently released animated feature Postman Pat: The Movie, which has generated nearly £3m ($5m) at the UK box office after three weeks on release.

The independent »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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