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The 36 year old, who found fame as a teenager on U.S. soap One Life to Live in 1992, was alleged to have announced he was turning his back on the spotlight and planning to relocate to New York in a recent interview with the New York Post's Page Six gossip column.
He is quoted as saying, "I'm going to move. I'm going to spend a third of my year in New York... I think I'm going to end my acting career. I'm so introverted. I'm ready to be behind the scenes. I'm 36, but I've been doing this for 20 years."
But Phillippe's spokesperson is adamant the claims have been fabricated.
His rep tells Eonline.com, "He is not going to stop acting nor did he ever say that he would. The Page Six story is completely incorrect. He's not moving to New York. But he has a film that will be in production in the city soon." »
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Not many people get the opportunity to retire at 36 following 20 years in the business.
“I think I’m going to end my acting career,” he told the NY Post. “I’m so introverted. I’m ready to be behind the scenes. I’m 36, but I’ve been doing this for 20 years.”
Of course, actors “retire” all of the time, but can be lured back to the spotlight for the right role. Maybe by behind the scenes, Phillippe’s talking about producing or directing? »
- Sean O'Connell
Ryan Phillippe has announced plans to end his acting career after nearly 20 years in the spotlight.
The 36-year-old star began acting as a teenager and found fame in 1992 playing a gay youth in American daytime drama One Life to Live. He went on to enjoy a stellar Hollywood career with films including Cruel Intentions, Gosford Park and Oscar-winning drama Crash.
Phillippe is adamant he has grown tired of life in front of the camera and now intends to pursue roles behind the scenes. He also wants to move out of Los Angeles and spend more time in New York.
He tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I'm going to move. I'm going to spend a third of my year in New York... I think I'm going to end my acting career. I'm so introverted. I'm ready to be behind the scenes. I'm 36, but I've been doing this for 20 years." »
News surfaced last month, pointing towards Jake Gyllenhaal being in early discussions about starring in a new police drama from director David Ayer (Street Kings, Harsh Times,) named, End of Watch. Now, new reports state that Michael Pena (Crash, World Trade Center,) is also set to join the cast of the film, which tells the story of the relationship between two longtime police partners played by the two aforementioned actors. The film's script is being written by David Ayer, who will produce it under his Crave Films banner. It is unsure when it will begin production, though.
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- Chad Goodmurphy
Michael Pena is in talks to join Jake Gyllenhaal in David Ayer's police film End of Watch. According to Variety, the film is a "gritty cop drama chronicles the friendship between two longtime partners." Ayer is writing, directing and producing the film under his Crave Films banner, along with John Lesher and his shingle Le Grisbi Prods.
Pena is a great character actor that is best known for his role in Crash. He will be seen next alongside Will Ferrell in the Lionsgate dramedy Everything Must Go, and he'll also re-team with his Observe and Report co-stars Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari in Ruben Fleischer's 30 Minutes or Less, arriving in theaters August 12 from Columbia Pictures. Pena just finished Brett Ratner's Tower Heist with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. Recently he's been seen in minor supporting roles in both Battle: Los Angeles and The Lincoln Lawyer.
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Last month we found out that Jake Gyllenhaal was in early discussions to star in End of Watch, yet another police drama from director David Ayer (Street Kings, Harsh Times). Now Variety is reporting that Michael Pena (Crash, Observe and Report) is negotiating to join the film as well. The gritty cop drama is said to follow the friendship between two longtime partners played by Pena and Gyllenhaal. Ayer is writing the film as well (whose plot has yet to be revealed) and he'll also produce the film by way of his Crave Films production banner. As of now it's not clear how soon the project will get off the ground though. Pena has mostly take on comedy recently, but his breakthrough role in Crash proves he can handle drama too. As for Gyllenhaal, it remains to be seen if he'll end up taking the lead role in The Bourne Legacy. »
- Ethan Anderton
End of Watch
The Long Ranger
A rep for Ryan Gosling has confirmed to EW that the actor will Not be playing the title character in Disney’s "The Lone Ranger" film adaptation.
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- Garth Franklin
Mark Isham is a composer I've admired for some time, through his works on a number of genre films as well as more mainstream fair. He's not, perhaps, the most grand of composers, but his brand of understated pieces often provide the perfect accompaniment for the films they were composed for, whilst not being the type of score that you would necessarily expect.
Isham's jazz background often shines through in his pieces for film and television, but there's also a fair amount of experimentation, and he's not a composer who resorts to recycling passages from film to film.
Michael Peña may be best known for his role in Crash, but I’ve been loving the actor’s exploration of recent comedic roles. Observe & Report, which is on its way to becoming a cult classic, first showed off this skill and he has recently re-teamed with Danny McBride in Eastbound & Down and will join him yet again this summer when 30 Minutes or Less hits theaters. Variety reports he will be getting back to his dramatic roots soon.
He will join End of Watch, the David Ayer cop drama we reported on last month. Peña will star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, who is coming off his impressive role in Duncan Jones‘ Source Code. The film is a “gritty cop drama chronicles the friendship between two longtime partners.” Ayer has previously worked on Training Day, S.W.A.T., Street Kings, and Harsh Times, so don’t expect this film to be wildly different.
- Jordan Raup
Codeblack has obtained domestic distribution rights to rom-com Politics of Love and arranged a theatrical release in July respectively.
The story of Politics of Love follows a black Republican, played by Brian White, who falls in love with an Indian Democrat, performed by Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat, blossomed out of the 2008 presidential election of Barrack Obama.
This idea looks like a childish try to make a few million bucks out of a genuinely interesting concept. The names of actual candidates being attached to the film seem to only function as an artificial draw for watchers.
But you can say instead of these words:
The world’s hottest election got much hotter! Politics has never been this sexy! Mudslinging by sex-tape! »
- Nikola Mraovic
The brilliant writer/director, Michael Mann, is looking to direct an upcoming thriller, Gold, THR reports. And I think the fact that Mann is interested enough in the script to want to direct it pretty much guarantees it’s something we should all already be very much looking forward to. I know I am.
Mann will be teaming up with Paul Haggis (The Next Three Days, Crash), who was initially to direct the film but had to pull out to focus on other projects. Haggis is now going to be producing the film, alongside man and Michael Nozik, who worked with Haggis producing The Next Three Days.
Gold will be,
“a contemporary thriller in the vein of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, set around a ruthless search for the precious metal.”
I have to admit, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) is a little bit before my time, and »
- Kenji Lloyd
Heat Vision's Borys Kit reports Bradley Cooper has entered negotiations to star in Relativity's remake of The Crow. Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), who boarded the project last week, is said to have hit it off with Cooper at a recent meeting. While the two supposedly share a vision for the character and film, I'm just not seeing it. My familiarity with the character is limited to the original 1994 Brandon Lee film, but in my eyes Cooper lacks that whole dark and mysterious thing the character seems to call for. I'm thinking Taylor Kitsch, but maybe that's just because I've been watching so much "Friday Night Lights" lately. Any other suggestions?
Kit also reports's Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral) and Paul Haggis (Crash) will collaborate on the The Treasure of the Sierra Madre-esque contemporary thriller Gold. The script by Patrick Massett and John Zinman (co-writers of TV shows "Friday Night Lights »
- Kevin Blumeyer
Michael Mann, perhaps one of the most talented filmmakers currently working, has many options when choosing what his next film will be. He’s kept directing, as there’s the pilot for the HBO series Luck premiering this fall, but as for features? That’s a tad unclear. Two movies we’ve heard about are Agincourt and Big Tuna, with the former being a medieval drama and the latter a Chicago-set gangster story (something he knows as well as anybody). Then there’s also Capa, a biopic of famed war photographer Robert Capa, which has already landed Gemma Arterton and Andrew Garfield for parts. Now, we have yet another project to add to the pile.
- Nick Newman
“Heat” director Michael Mann and “Crash” guy Paul Haggis are teaming up to bring “Gold” to the big screen. Described as “a contemporary thriller in the vein of ‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’”, the film started life as a writing sample from TV writers Patrick Massett and John Zinman, and piqued Haggis’ fancy. Haggis brought it to Mann, who also liked it. There is no studio or actor attached, and Mann and Haggis plan to develop the script, with Mann possibly directing. Haggis had originally wanted to direct, too, but decided to do other projects instead. »
Invest his time that is. There’s a famous quote from the cinema classic City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold that I’ve taken into my heart and try to live by. Jack Palance, playing Curly’s twin brother Duke, remarks to Billy Crystal’s character Mitch, “Curly was wrong, there’s two things. Whatever the hell this is… and gold.” What does this have to do with anything? Almost nothing. But Michael Mann is about to push a film called Gold up to the tippy top of his films-to-be-directed list. Gold is being described by The Hollywood Reporter as a modern take on a The Treasure of the Sierra Madre type story about competing gold prospectors chasing down the precious metal. I could always go for a good sweeping adventure story, and the mentioning of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre really gets my motor revving, but »
- Nathan Adams
TV producers Patrick Massett and John Zinman ("Friday Night Lights") penned the script on spec which both filmmakers sparked to. The plan now is to develop and package the project, most likely with Mann directing and Haggis producing, before setting it up at a studio.
No actors are attached at this time. Mann and Michael Nozik are also expected to produce. »
- Garth Franklin
If National Treasure just doesn't deliver the kind of hunt for precious and rare treasure that you desire, well then we have the project for you. Heat Vision reports director Michael Mann (Public Enemies, Collateral) and writer Paul Haggis (Crash, The Next Three Days) are teaming up for Gold, a thriller with flares of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre but in a contemporary setting. The story follows prospectors and speculators on the ruthless search for gold and comes from Patrick Massett and John Zinman (co-executive producers of "Friday Night Lights" and "The Chicago Code") who first wrote the spec script as a feature writing sample. Initially, Haggis was circling the project to direct himself before taking on other projects. However, the writer showed the sample script to Mann and he took the the story immediately. The director has picked up the script for his Forward Pass production banner and »
- Ethan Anderton
Will they strike gold? Michael Mann acquired “Gold” as a directing vehicle for himself under the Forward Pass banner. His past films included “Public Enemies,” “Miami Vice,” “Heat” and “The Last of the Mohicans.” Initially, director Paul Haggis was initially interested to direct, but he will be occupied with other projects. Haggis previously directed films including “In the Valley of Elah” and “Crash.” Haggis will remain as a producer with Mann on the project. Michael Nozik (“The Motorcycle Diaries,” “Quiz Show”) will also be a producer for the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Gold” will be a contemporary thriller similar to 1948’s “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” which is about the hunt for precious metals. The script was written as a feature writing sample by the writing team of Patrick Massett and John Zinman (“Friday Night Lights,” “Caprica”). Mann has other projects in development, which includes “Agincourt” and “Batam. »
Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral) is teaming up with Paul Haggis (Crash) for "Gold," a contemporary thriller in the vein of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," set around a ruthless search for the precious metal. The script was written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman, the producers of TV shows "Friday Night Lights" and "The Chicago Code." No actors are attached. Haggis was initially in talks to direct "Gold," about prospectors and speculators on the hunt for gold, but has since moved on to other projects. He showed the script to Mann, who is now planning to direct it. Haggis will stay on as a producer. »
Michael Mann is to direct a new thriller about a race to find a goldmine. The script about speculators was originally acquired by Crash writer Paul Haggis, who will now be producing the film, titled Gold, with Mann. It is yet unknown who will be cast in the project, which is still in the early stages, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Mann is (more) »
- By Zakia Uddin
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