10 items from 2016
Green Street Hooligans/Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander has signed on to direct a feature film about former professional wrestler Chris Benoit. The biographical thriller will be based on Matthew Randazzo V‘s book Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit and the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry, and tell the story of the famous […]
- Peter Sciretta
Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee of Let It Play announced today that Academy Award nominated filmmaker Lexi Alexander has signed on to direct the true story of wrestler Chris Benoit. Based on the book, "Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit & the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry" by Matthew Randazzo V, Crossface will tell the story of WWE superstar Chris Benoit as he struggles to maintain his family life, while the pressures of wrestling cause him to spiral out of control. Benoit was a well respected, world champion wrestler, who, over the course of a weekend in June 2007, murdered his wife and son before taking his own life.
It was later discovered that Chris Benoit was posthumously diagnosed with Cte, severe brain degeneration, believed to be associated with his career as a wrestler. Lexi Alexander will direct from a script by Jake Goldberger and Sarah Coulter. Alex A. Ginzburg »
Once a much celebrated and respected wrestler working for WWE, Chris Benoit murdered his wife and son, before taking his own life, in the Summer of 2007. It is one of the darkest moments in the history of professional wrestling, and had a major impact on the product going forward, bringing the subject of concussions, what many believe to be the leading factor in this tragic event, suffered by wrestlers into sharp focus. A movie focusing on Benoit’s life and death titled Crossface, named after his submission hold the Crippler Crossface, has been rumoured for sometime now, but it seems it may actually be happening, with Green Street and Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander revealing on twitter that she has signed on as director. Alexander has been happily been making a name for herself in t.v. for the last few years, but her return to features was spurred »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Mongrel International handles international sales in Toronto on the story of an Afghan man who served as a fixer for Western journalists during the war in Afghanistan.
When he settles in a small town in northern California and finds work as a crime reporter, the new arrival uncovers the town’s dark secrets.
Caroline von Kuhn’s Ace Productions produced in association with Night & Day Pictures, Rabbit Bandini Productions, Gigi Films, Amphora Pictures, Green Street Film Company, Heart-Headed Productions, Raa Ventures and Relic Pictures.
Samuel Goldwyn plans a December 9 day-and-date theatrical and VOD release. »
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Alexander will direct from a script by Jake Goldberger and Sarah Coulter. The project is based on Randazzo’s book “Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit & the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry.” The movie’s title is taken from Benoit’s trademark “crippler crossface” wrestling hold.
Benoit was a respected wrestler who murdered his wife and son before taking his own life in 2007. He was posthumously diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (Cte), a progressive degenerative disease caused by severe or repeated blows to the head.
- Dave McNary
Hatton Garden Robbery film gets its cast and a distributor. Shooting kicked off this week. The Hatton Garden Robbery film will be titled The Hatton Garden Job, and will release in late 2016. Larry Lamb, Joely Richardson and Matthew Goode have landed parts in the Hatton Garden Robbery film, which has started shooting int London. The Hatton Garden Robbery film is the first to be made of the $14 million heist in 2015. Hatton Garden Robbery film gets its shoot underway in the capital
Also starring is The Imitation Game and Downton Abbey star Matthew Goode and Joely Richardson (The Patriot, TV’s Nip Tuck), whilst the ringleaders of the robbery will be played by TV favourite Lamb (TV’s Gavin & Stacey, Eastenders) as Brian Reader, »
- Paul Heath
Paranormal Investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were never that deeply involved with the real life paranormal case which took place on 284 Green Street, Enfield — a borough in London, England. The Conjuring 2 is a compression of a few facts from the investigation and, as with most movie adaptations, never truly take into account all the details. Huge liberties are taken and I'm sure the real Janet Hodgson (played in the film by Madison Wolfe) does not approve of certain alterations. The case lasted for about two years instead of weeks. The investigators who spent months on this case were Spr members Guy Lyon Playfair and Maurice Grosse — the latter barely gets enough of a spotlight. While this group of researchers are modestly credited, the shift in who are the heroes is more disheartening in the long run. Psychology professor Anita Gregory received a nod in this fictional account and John Beloff is ignored. As for who were involved requires looking into the documents filed...
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ed Sum)
The Conjuring holds the accolade for being the second highest grossing horror movie of all time; The Exorcist holds the top spot. Having raked in $319 million worldwide it was inevitable that a sequel would be created, but as everybody knows – sequels, especially those in the horror genre, are notoriously difficult to pull off. James Wan however, has managed to skirt the usual pitfalls and has created a second film that more than holds its own against its predecessor.
Following the format of The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2 once more delves into the real life case files of the very real paranormal investigating couple of Ed and Lorraine Warren. Over the years the pair have investigated all manner of spooky situations including both Amityville and the Enfield haunting, »
- Kat Hughes
CAA brokered the deal and represents North American rights to the film.
The story follows a former fixer for Us journalists in Afghanistan who relocates to smalltown America where he becomes embroiled in a local mystery.
Olds and Paul Felten wrote the screenplay and Caroline von Kuhn’s Ace Productions produced in association with Night & Day Pictures, Rabbit Bandini Productions, Gigi Films, Amphora Films, Green Street Film Company, Heart-Headed Productions, Raa Ventures and Relic Pictures. »
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Charlie Hunnam has been in the Hollywood spotlight since the late '90s, and it's safe to say that he just keeps getting hotter and hotter. The sexiest Charlie Hunnam pictures out there include several recent favorites - bonus points for the ridiculously hot shirtless snaps - but he's been a heartthrob for more than a decade. In the early 2000s, Charlie appeared on Undeclared and starred in Nicholas Nickleby alongside Anne Hathaway before gaining even more attention with roles in Cold Mountain and Green Street Hooligans. The character of his career, though, was undeniably Sons of Anarchy's Jax Teller, and he had some crazy-sexy, Gif-worthy moments on the show. Thanks to The Lost City of Z and Knights of the Roundtable, we'll soon be seeing more of Charlie on the big screen, but until then, let's look back at his very handsome Hollywood evolution, from the '90s to now. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
10 items from 2016
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