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Christian Bale Completes His Dick Cheney Look with Bald Head and Weight Gain

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Christian Bale Completes His Dick Cheney Look with Bald Head and Weight Gain
With a bald head and a heavier figure, Christian Bale is ready to play former Vice President Dick Cheney.

The actor, 43, who regularly undergoes dramatic weight transformations for roles, will play George W. Bush’s second-in-command for the upcoming movie Backseat. He was spotted without hair on Monday while doing press in Los Angeles for his new western movie, Hostiles.

To pack on the pounds, Bale previously said that he’s eating a Thanksgiving favorite.

“I’ve just eaten a lot of pies, so far,” he told Variety.

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Amityville: The Awakening Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand November 14th

Experience a terrifying new chapter of the legendary haunted house when Amityville: The Awakening arrives for free for a limited time on Google Play beginning October 12, in select theaters on October 28, and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD and On Demand November 14 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Experience a terrifying new chapter of the legendary haunted house when Amityville: The Awakening arrives for free for a limited time on Google Play beginning October 12, in select theaters on October 28, and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD, Digital HDand On Demand November 14 from Lionsgate. Based on horrifying true events, the film tells the story of a family tormented by an evil presence after they move into their new home. Bella Thorne and Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Best Supporting Actress, The Hateful Eight, 2015) lead an all-star cast, which also includes Cameron Monaghan and Taylor Spreitler. From Jason Blum, the producer of Split,
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Live-action Titans casts Ryan Potter as Beast Boy

The cast of DC’s live-action Titans series has just grown, with Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) signing onas the fan-favourite superhero Garfield ‘Gar’ Logan, a.k.a. Beast Boy.

Potter will have a regular role as a member of the Titans to help fight crime with Nightwing (Brenton Thwaites) and the rest of the group. Beast Boy’s superpower is the ability to change into any animal on the planet. He was stricken with a rare and lethal disease as a child and when his parents cured him through an experimental trial, he turned permanently green while also gaining his superpowers.

The series will premiere next year on DC’s new streaming service and comes from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter. Just yesterday it was reported The Machinist director Brad Anderson will helm the pilot, slated to begin production in Toronto on November 14th.

Titans will
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Live-action Teen Titans show finds a director for its series premiere

It looks like Warner Bros. has found a director for the first episode of its live-action Teen Titans series, with Titans Podcast spotting a listing on the official website of Directors Guild of Canada Ontario which reveals that Brad Anderson is set to helm the series premiere.

Anderson’s feature film credits include the likes of The Machinist and The Call, while he has also directed episodes of TV shows such as The Wire and Fringe. Production is slated to get underway in Toronto, Canada on November 14th.

Titans will follow Dick Grayson as he emerges from Batman’s shadow to become the leader of a fearless band of young, soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales star Brenton Thwaites leads the cast as Dick Grayson, alongside Teagan Croft (The Osiris Child) as Raven, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Starfire,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “The Machinist”

The Machinist was a movie steeped in what seemed like misery drowned in suspicion and liberally sprinkled with bouts of insanity. As the main character Christian Bale went above and beyond when it came to his character, losing so much weight that he was little more than skin and bones for his role. His dedication to the part was astounding but the movie itself was so disturbing that it left you feeling almost abused at the end for what you’d seen. In many ways it’s as though the director purposefully wanted you to strain yourself to see things from the

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “The Machinist
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Amityville: The Awakening Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

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This November, horror fans can take a return trip to 112 Ocean Avenue with the Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD, and VOD release of Amityville: The Awakening, and we have a look at the cover art and home media details for the latest film in the franchise.

From October 12th–November 8th, you can watch Amityville: The Awakening for free on Google Play, and the latest entry in the long-running franchise will also be released in select theaters on October 28th, just in time for Halloween. We have released details and cover art below, and in case you missed it, you can watch a clip from the film right now.

Press Release: Experience a terrifying new chapter of the legendary haunted house when Amityville: The Awakening arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD and On Demand November 14 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

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Experience a terrifying new chapter of the
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Christian Bale has eaten "lots of pies" in prep for Dick Cheney movie

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Christian Bale has pushed his body to the limit in order to play a wide variety of characters, from losing weight for movies like The MacHinist, bulking up for Batman, and packing on the pounds for American Hustle. People seem to be dumbfounded as to how he does all of this, seemingly with ease, but if the actor’s new prep for the upcoming Dick Cheney movie means anything it’s that getting... Read More...
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Christian Bale's Dick Cheney prep includes eating lots of pies, zero souls

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Transforming his body for roles has become pretty standard for Christian Bale, who famously dropped 60+ pounds to play Trevor Reznik in The Machinist, got super-ripped for American Pyscho and Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, then let it all hang out for American Hustle. We assumed he’d alter his appearance again…

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Unrecognisable Christian Bale has been “eating a lot of pies” for his next role in Backseat

In order to accurately play his latest movie role, Christian Bale has packed on the pounds, becoming almost unrecognisable.

Bale is no stranger to drastic body transformations over the years, dropping an astonishing 65 pounds for The Machinist in 2004 and beefing up a year later for Batman Begins, to name just two examples.

Now he is enlarging himself once again to play former vice president Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s upcoming biopic Backseat. And he has become quite the site, causing a few double takes in the process.

Bale recently sat down with Variety at the Toronto Film Festival and talked about his latest transformation, with Bale saying that in order to gain the sufficient weight: “I’ve just been eating a lot of pies.”

Christian Bale says he's been eating "lots of pies" to look like former VP Dick Cheney for upcoming film #VarietyStudio presented by @att pic.twitter.
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Christian Bale Unrecognizable as He Prepares for Dick Cheney Role

Christian Bale Unrecognizable as He Prepares for Dick Cheney Role
Christian Bale has gone through some shocking body transformations during his career, including losing 65 pounds and eating only an apple and a can of tuna a day for “The Machinist,” and then bulking up to play the Batman in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy.

Bale sat down with the Variety Studio presented by At&T at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about his next transformation as the star of the upcoming Dick Cheney biopic. Bale said in order to develop the proper body type and gain weight, “I’ve just been eating a lot of pies.”

Christian Bale says he's been eating "lots of pies" to look like former VP Dick Cheney for upcoming film #VarietyStudio presented by @att pic.twitter.com/kc6jxINLZZ

— Variety (@Variety) September 12, 2017

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Christian Bale Gains Weight and Dyes His Eyebrows Blonde for Upcoming Dick Cheney Biopic

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Christian Bale is once again undergoing a dramatic weight transformation — this time for a role as none other than former Vice President Dick Cheney.

The Oscar-winner, 43, debuted the chubbier look this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival, where he was in town to premier his upcoming movie Hostiles.

Bale, who also had his eyebrows dyed blonde to more closely resemble the polarizing politician, is starring as Cheney in the upcoming biopic Backseat. The film also stars Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Sam Rockwell as former President George W. Bush, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Pullman as Nelson Rockefeller.
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Christian Bale Supersized ... for Dick Cheney

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Christian Bale ... is actually pictured here. Take it in. Believe it. That really is Christian at the Telluride Film Festival where he's promoting one movie, but clearly packing on the pounds for his next one. He's playing former VP Dick Cheney for a biopic, and his transformation is in full swing. Bale's famously gone through extreme weight changes -- for instance, "The Machinist" and his 'Batman' roles. But if ya find yourself missing Christian at his fighting weight ... blame Dick.
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Christian Bale’s 10 Best Performances

Christian Bale’s 10 Best Performances
In conjunction with the world premiere of Scott Cooper’s western “Hostiles,” actor Christian Bale will receive a tribute to his screen legacy at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend. It’s a rare treat for the Oscar winner, who tends to avoid this kind of thing. But he’s passionate about the new film and, following a string of undeniable performances that many would say qualifies him as the greatest actor of his generation, now is as good a time as any to raise a glass to one of the great ongoing cinema careers.

Bale’s commitment to the form has been evident from the word go. A former child actor who effortlessly bridged the gap to an acclaimed run of commercial and art house successes, he has been noted for his versatility and dedication to character. His portfolio is wide and varied, so settling on his 10 best performances thus far, pre-
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Frightfest 2017: Freehold Review: Dir. Dominic Bridges

Freehold Review: A dodgy Estate Agent gets his comeuppance in this wickedly funny revenge thriller. Freehold Review

Much like Traffic Wardens, Estate Agents get a lot of stick. Viewed as the wheeler dealers of the house buying world, people believe that they will do anything to get their commission. Freehold (also known as Two Pigeons) explores one such dodgy agent, Hussein (Mim Shaikh), as he is tormented by an angry ex-client, Orlan (Javier Botet). Orlan’s revenge involves hiding in Hussein’s house and effectively becoming a living ghost. He haunts Hussein’s sleeping hours, wandering around the house conducting all manner of unspeakable acts – most of which involve his own bodily fluids. As Hussein is slowly driven mad, Orlan kick’s his campaign up a notch, will either of them survive what Orlan has in store?

Freehold is easily one of the most bizarre films committed to film this year.
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Alessandro Nivola and Emily Mortimer team up on new project by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-06-30 18:43:09

Géza Röhrig stars with Matthew Broderick in Shawn Snyder's To Dust Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Alessandro Nivola and Emily Mortimer have teamed up to produce Shawn Snyder's To Dust, starring Géza Röhrig (Saul in the Oscar-winning Son Of Saul, directed by László Nemes) and Matthew Broderick with cinematography by Xavi Giménez (Brad Anderson's The Machinist starring Christian Bale and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Alejandro Amenábar's Agora with Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella, Michael Lonsdale). Alessandro updated me from South Africa where he is starring with Chris Evans, Haley Bennett, and (Sir) Ben Kingsley in Gideon Raff's The Red Sea Diving Resort.

To Dust co-producer Alessandro Nivola Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

When I spoke with Alessandro last year on his role in Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon, before the film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, he mentioned a top secret project that he
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The Best They Ever Looked: Christian Bale in “American Psycho”

It goes without saying that Christian Bale is far and away one of the best “shape shifters” in Hollywood. The lengths he goes for roles from both a mental and physical perspective are second to none. Unfortunately I predict he has health problems later in life. There’s just no way what he does is safe. I mean we’re talking gaining 40-50 lbs for roles and then losing 40-50 lbs for roles. And he does this so often that it’s practically expected. If you’ve seen him in The Machinist where he was emaciated to the point of literal danger compared to

The Best They Ever Looked: Christian Bale in “American Psycho
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Christian Bale brings his A-list talents to “The Promise”

Given the right role, it’s distinctly possible that there’s nobody better in the business than Christian Bale. He can just own the screen and dominate a film. There’s a reason why he’s an Academy Award winner and slowly becoming someone that voters seem to look for a reason to cite. Oscar aside, he’s simply a throwback method style actor and that’s compelling for audience members. This week, he co-stars in The Promise, while also being rumored as the choice of filmmaker Adam McKay to play Dick Cheney in a biopic set for 2018. Even as a big time A-lister, the sky remains the limit for Bale. The film is a period piece, centered on a love triangle during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. Michael (Oscar Isaac), a rather brilliant medical student, is wooing the beautiful and highly sophisticated Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), but
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Deadly Pleasures: The Amityville Horror (2005)

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What I’m about to write is probably going to catch a lot of flack, but here it goes – in terms of creating a horror movie experience, I actually prefer The Amityville Horror (2005) to the 1979 movie. While director Stuart Rosenberg’s original is well-made and features strong performances from its leads, I’ve never really been a fan of it, and thus, have found over the last decade or so a true admiration for what Amityville (2005) was able to bring to the table.

Not only does the remake give us deeper characters to invest in, better scares, and made the act of chopping wood absolutely one of the most horrifying things ever, but it also does what all good cinematic retellings should do – respect its roots but also steps out and does something different. So when it comes to all the Platinum Dunes remakes, I do think The Amityville Horror
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A Brief History of Casting Talent Over Resemblance for Biopics

How important is resemblance, really?

As we mentioned in our newsletter yesterday, Christian Bale is reportedly in talks to star as former vice president Dick Cheney in an Adam McKay helmed biopic, alongside Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Steve Carrell as Donald Rumsfeld. The news, broken by Variety, has lead to a host of reactions across the internet, including a number of Dark Knight and American Psycho related jokes because, you know, duh. Front and center in many of these reactions is speculation (though in some cases, anticipatory salivation might be more accurate) over how Bale will transform for the role.

After all, Christian Bale is known for physical metamorphoses that rank just below those of caterpillars on an impressiveness scale; he famously lost 60 pounds for his role in The Machinist (bringing the 6' actor to a skeletal 120-ish pounds), and afterwards went directly to Batman Begins, eating and weight-lifting his way to 220 pounds, which
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Alexander Skarsgard, Peter Dinklage sign up for 'The Dwarf'

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Alexander Skarsgard, Peter Dinklage sign up for 'The Dwarf'
Exclusive: Renaissance action film is being represented by Fortitude at this week’s Efm.

Game Of Thrones mainstay Peter Dinklage will star opposite Alexander Skarsgard as a Machiavellian right-hand man in $14m renaissance action film The Dwarf.

Brad Anderson, renowned for his work on edgy fare like The Machinist, Transsiberian and The Call, is on board to direct from a screenplay he wrote with Lyn Vaus.

Production is scheduled to commence in July in Italy on the project that Fortitude International has introduced to international buyers at the European Film Market (Efm).

Dinklage will play a fearless man who proves his mettle and earns the trust of a prince after he conquers an all-time wrestling champion in a contest.

Once he has jockeyed for position next to the seat of power, the dwarf pledges his undying loyalty and resorts to assassinations and subterfuge in his merciless quest to protect his new master.

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