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Jamie Foxx Grills Michelle Monaghan in First Sleepless Clip

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Jamie Foxx Grills Michelle Monaghan in First Sleepless Clip
When you're an undercover cop in Las Vegas, you don't compare resumes, you compare battle wounds. Open Road Films has released a new clip from their upcoming crime thriller Sleepless, which shows a pointed conversation between Las Vegas undercover cop Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx) and internal affairs investigator Jennifer Bryant (Michelle Monaghan), which doesn't exactly get off on the right foot. After refusing to shake Vincent's hand, after he surprisingly shows up at a crime scene, both Vincent and Jennifer show off their scars.

Sleepless is actually Open Road Films' remake of the 2011 French thriller Nuit Blanche, which starred Lizzie Brochere and Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2). This action-thriller was supposed to hit theaters on February 24, 2017, putting it up against Lionsgate's animated movie Rock Dog and Blumhouse's thriller Get Out. However, it was recently pushed up to January 13, where it will face Paramount's Monster Trucks and Stx Entertainment's The Bye Bye Man.
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USA orders 'Evil Men' drama to pilot

USA orders 'Evil Men' drama to pilot
USA has ordered drama Evil Men, starring Dallas Roberts and Clifton Collins Jr., to pilot, EW has learned. Evil Men follows middle-class family man Harry Killas (Walking Dead’s Roberts), whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and commanded to kill "evil men" or else both his family and his city will be destroyed. But his psychotic first victim, Lazlo Kirk (Collins), forces himself into Harry’s life on a twisted mission of personal redemption. “This supernatural drama is a symbolic tale of good versus evil set in the everyday modern world,
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Let's hear it for the black romcom queens

Hollywood makes plenty of romantic comedies with black stars – not that you ever hear much about it

The romantic comedy season is almost at an end, as it makes way for summer's action blockbusters. But of the dozen or so romcoms that have been released this year in the UK, only one has had a black lead – Naomie Harris in Julian Kemp's My Last Five Girlfriends. (Two, if you count Disney's The Princess and The Frog.) Us film site Gordon and the Whale has released a list of contenders for the title of new Romantic Comedy Queen – but there are no black actors. Where are Sanaa Lathan, Gabrielle Union and Thandie Newton?

The studios' reluctance to cast black leads seems strange when you consider that the romcom with the biggest ever opening weekend was Will Smith's Hitch, in 2005. But Smith is an exception. He has acted in pretty much every genre and,
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'Valentine's Day' countdown: Jamie Foxx

Day two of Zap2it's countdown to "Valentine's Day" -- the day and the movie -- focuses on Oscar winner Jamie Foxx.

Those of us who were fans of "In Living Color" back in the day didn't really put "Oscar winner" together with Foxx's name when he was playing all-time ugly girl Wanda, or later when he was starring in "Booty Call." He started to make the turn toward higher-profile roles in Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday" (at the same time he had a self-titled sitcom on The WB) and won praise for his role as Drew "Bundini" Brown in 2001's "Ali."

The Oscar came three years after that when he played singer Ray Charles in the biopic "Ray," but for my money he was even better in another movie that year. No, not "Breakin' All the Rules." He was downright fantastic -- and Oscar-nominated, though he didn't win
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Mortimer finds role in 'Chaos'

Emily Mortimer is in negotiations to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in the romantic comedy Chaos Theory for Warner Independent Pictures and Castle Rock Entertainment. Helmer Marcos Siega (Pretty Persuasion) already has boarded the project, which is being produced by Frederic Golchan. The story centers on a compulsive organizer (Reynolds) who decides to live his life without planning and in the process discovers love with Mortimer's character. Daniel Taplitz (Breakin' All the Rules) penned the screenplay. WIP's Mark Gill and Michael Andreen will oversee for the studio, while Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer Will Shepherd for Castle Rock.

'Troy' wins weekend horse race

'Troy' wins weekend horse race
Warner Bros. Pictures' Troy scored an epic win at the weekend boxoffice as the Brad Pitt starrer collected an estimated $45.6 million to debut in first place, according to studio figures compiled Sunday. Last weekend's champion, Universal's monster movie Van Helsing dropped one spot to No. 2 with an estimated $20.1 million. Paramount's high school comedy Mean Girls fell from second to third place with an estimated $10.1 million. The romantic comedy Breakin' All the Rules from Sony's Screen Gems unit debuted in fourth place with an estimated $5.3 million, in a tie with 20th Century Fox's Denzel Washington thriller Man on Fire. Sony's 13 Going on 30 took sixth place with an estimated $4.2 million. Warner Bros.' New York Minute landed at No. 7, down from fourth place a week ago, wtih an estimated $3.8 million. New Line's Laws of Attraction fell in love with eighth place with an estimated $2.1 million. Miramax's Kill Bill-Vol. 2 added an estimated $1.5 million to its totals at No. 9. Lions Gate's Godsend rounded out the weekend top 10 with an estimated $1 million. Final figures will be released Monday.

Cibrian dives into 'Evil' pic with Chestnut

Morris Chestnut and Eddie Cibrian are getting evil for Sony's Screen Gems. The duo have joined Cole Hauser in the Lakeshore Entertainment production Prime Evil for Bruce Hunt, who is making his feature directorial debut on the project. Slated to start shooting in April in Eastern Europe, Prime Evil centers on a group of hotshot cave divers who get trapped in an underground cave system. They are then forced to battle demonic creatures when they attempt to escape. Chestnut and Cibrian play members of the diving troupe. Michael Steinberg and Tegan West wrote the screenplay, which is being produced by Andrew Mason and Lakeshore Entertainment's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. Screen Gems is pegging a 2005 release. Chestnut is repped by CAA. He has a long history with Screen Gems after starring in the specialty arm's releases The Brothers, Two Can Play That Game, Half Past Dead and the upcoming films Breakin' All the Rules and Anacondas: The Hunt for the Black Orchid. Cibrian is repped by CAA. The Third Watch series regular has been seen on the big screen in But I'm a Cheerleader and Say It Isn't So. Steinberg, West and Hunt are all repped by ICM. Steinberg is additionally repped by 9 yards Entertainment.

CBS has hold on Esposito for fall series

Jennifer Esposito has inked a talent holding deal with CBS to topline a series vehicle targeted for fall 2004. The pact extends Esposito's relationship with CBS after she starred in the network's drama pilot Violent Crime this past development season. Esposito recently wrapped the Queen Latifah-starring feature Taxi. Her credits also include ABC's comedy Spin City and the feature Don't Say a Word. The actress, who will next be seen in the Screen Gems feature The Break Up Handbook, is repped by the Gersh Agency and Washington Square Arts.

'Neo' realism for Renner, Union; Fischer to helm

'Neo' realism for Renner, Union; Fischer to helm
Dahmer star Jeremy Renner has been cast in the title role of the indie feature Neo Ned, with Gabrielle Union as the female lead. Van Fischer, who directed Artisan Entertainment's Blink of an Eye, is directing the project, which is expected to go into production at end of the month in Los Angeles. Written by Wentworth Baughn, Neo Ned is about a troubled young man (Renner) belonging to the Aryan Brotherhood who, while a patient in a psychiatric hospital, falls in love with a fellow patient, a young black mother (Union) who thinks she is possessed by the spirit of Adolf Hitler. Valerie McCaffrey is producing the project, which is being funded through private equity. Renner, repped by WMA, Untitled Entertainment and Nelson-Felker, was nominated for a best actor Independent Spirit Award for Dahmer. He next stars in Columbia Pictures' S.W.A.T.. Union, repped by WMA, Jeff Morrone at Anonymous Content and attorney Michael Fuller, most recently starred in Cradle 2 the Grave and Deliver Us From Eva. She next stars in Bad Boys II and The Break Up Handbook.

CBS, Touchstone have 'Crazy' job for MacNicol

CBS, Touchstone have 'Crazy' job for MacNicol
Emmy winner Peter MacNicol has been tapped to star in the CBS comedy pilot Crazy Love, from Touchstone Television and CBS Prods. The casting of MacNicol lifts the cast-contingency on the project, which revolves around a baby-boomer couple who adopt a girl from China. Bob Stevens has penned the pilot and will executive produce alongside Jamie Tarses. MacNicol will serve as a producer. MacNicol's tenure as senior partner John Cage on David E. Kelley's legal dramedy for Fox Ally McBeal earned him a supporting comedy actor Emmy in 2001 as well as two more Emmy noms in the same category in 1999 and 2000. His credits also include Kelley's CBS drama Chicago Hope and the features Bean and Addams Family Values. MacNicol, who next appears in the romantic comedy The Break Up Handbook opposite Jamie Foxx, is repped by ICM and Thruline's Ron West.

Screen Gems pic 'Handbook' taps Foxx know-how

Screen Gems pic 'Handbook' taps Foxx know-how
Jamie Foxx is set to star in Screen Gems' comedy The Break Up Handbook for writer-director Daniel Taplitz and producer Lisa Tornell. The project is scheduled to go into production in December in Los Angeles. Handbook is a farcical comedy about a man (Foxx) who, after being unceremoniously dumped by his fiancee, pens a how-to book on breaking up and becomes a best-selling author on the subject. Not wanting his male friends to suffer the same fate, he gives them advice on dumping their mates, and a comedy of errors ensues. Screen Gems senior vp production Stacy Kolker Cramer is overseeing the project for the studio. Foxx, repped by CAA and manager Jaime King, most recently appeared in Columbia Pictures' Ali and just wrapped production on RKO Pictures' crime drama Shade. Taplitz, repped by Original Artists Agency, wrote and directed the feature Commandments, starring Aidan Quinn and Courteney Cox. His recent writing credits include the telefilm Little Richard and miniseries Black River.

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