1-20 of 31 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
Don Cheadle’s viciously dishonest corporate consultant Marty Kaan on Showtime’s House Of Lies isn’t exactly a departure for the actor, but it might be the most fun he’s had in a role. Following a tense, dramatic season that saw Kaan clawing his way back after a stint in jail, Cheadle has nabbed his fourth Emmy nomination (and eighth overall) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the part. Here, the Oscar-nominated actor (for Hotel Rwanda, and he also was a… »
Breaking: Fox Searchlight has acquired Operation Brothers, a pitch that Tyrant exec producer and co-creator Gideon Raff will write and direct about the 1981 rescue of Ethiopian Jews and their relocation to Israel. Alexandra Milchan will produce with Raff. The story has overtones that have it compared to Argo meets Hotel Rwanda. Raff separately set up Turn Of Mind with Gail Berman at Fox 2000 based on the Alice Laplante book, and he’s attached to produce and direct. Raff… »
Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) is directing from a script he wrote with Robin Swicord, centering on a love triangle in 1922 with a medical student, an American journalist based in Paris and a beautiful and sophisticated woman, portrayed by Charlotte Le Bon. Bale will play the reporter, and Isaac will portray the student, conflicted by old-world traditions.
Aghdashloo will play the strong-willed mother of Isaac’s character. The story is set amid the final days of the Ottoman Empire.
Shooting will begin in Spain in early September.
- Dave McNary
After wrapping Jonathan Nolan’s upcoming HBO series “Westworld,” Angela Sarafyan has been cast as Oscar Isaac’s wife in the epic love story “The Promise,” TheWrap has learned. Oscar-winning filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Robin Swicord (“Memoirs of a Geisha”). Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” deals with the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Isaac stars alongside Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon, the latter of whom serves as the center of a love triangle. Sarafyan has closed a deal to play Isaac’s wife from an arranged marriage. »
- Jeff Sneider
Sony Pictures Classics stepped up to acquire as many available territories as possible--a priority for seller UTA--including North America for Don Cheadle’s directorial debut "Miles Ahead." The biopic will world premiere on closing night of the upcoming Nyff (September 25 – October 11). Cheadle stars as legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, during his crazy Manhattan days in the late-70s, opposite Emayatzy Corinealdi as his great love Frances Taylor and Ewan McGregor as Dave Brill, a Rolling Stone reporter who cons his way into Miles’ apartment. Spc co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard have such a healthy awards slate for 2015 that they will not add this one to their awards docket, preferring to wait until 2016, when one-time Best Actor nominee Cheadle ("Hotel Rwanda") could be a strong acting contender. On the foreign side, always a strong suit for Spc, are Cannes award-winner "Son of Saul," the official Oscar submission from »
- Anne Thompson
Fresh off working with Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk,” French-Canadian actress Charlotte Le Bon has landed the female lead alongside Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac in the epic love story “The Promise,” TheWrap has learned. Oscar-winning filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Robin Swicord (“Memoirs of a Geisha”). Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan”) is producing “The Promise” with Eric Esrailian, Ralph Winter (“X-Men”) and William Horberg (Milk”). Production is slated to start this fall in Southern Europe, including Portugal and the Canary Islands. Also Read: Spielberg, Oprah Cast French Model Charlotte Le Bon in. »
- Jeff Sneider
Last week, the 2015 New York Film Festival gave us potentially another piece of the awards season puzzle when they announced their Closing Night selection for the fest. In a bit of a surprise, it’s Don Cheadle’s directorial debut Miles Ahead, a biopic about musician Miles Davis. Cheadle co-wrote the screenplay and stars as Davis as well, making this not just a passion project of his, but the sort of film that Academy members can sometimes really gravitate to. The fact that Nyff put it in the super prestigious Closing Night spot only makes it more of a movie we really need to pay attention to… Getting to be the closer at Nyff is a big deal for a flick. Unless this year is an anomaly, it more or less launches you straight into the heart of the Oscar race. Over the past 15 years, almost nothing in this slot »
- Joey Magidson
Read More: Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk' to Open the 53rd New York Film Festival The Film Society of Lincoln Center has lined up "Miles Ahead," Don Cheadle's highly-anticipated directorial debut, as the Closing Night Film for the upcoming 53rd New York Film Festival (Nyff). The screening will mark the film's world premiere. The Oscar-nominated actor ("Hotel Rwanda") also stars in the biopic as Miles Davis, one of the 20th century's greatest and most fascinating artists. Cheadle's film will focus on the legendary jazz musician's crazed years in the late 1970s, during which he struggled with a variety of ailments while also contending with memories of past triumphs and falls. His years with Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi), the love of his life, are also explored. Nyff Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said, "I admire Don's film because of all the intelligent decisions he's made about how to deal with Miles, »
- David Canfield
Tracinda Corp., the holding company founded by the late Kirk Kerkorian, has unveiled production company Survival Pictures with the Christian Bale-Oscar Isaac drama “The Promise” as its first project, Variety has learned exclusively.
Survival is described as telling stories of “perseverance, endurance and the inextinguishable fire of the human spirit” to reflect Kerkorian’s values. Kerkorian, who bought and sold MGM and United Artists three times, died on June 16 at the age of 98.
“The Promise” will be produced and financed by Survival Pictures managers Eric Esrailian and Anthony Mandekic, with “Hotel Rwanda” director Terry George helming from a script he wrote with Robin Swicord.
The story is set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, which was dissolved in 1922, with shooting in Portugal and the Canary Islands scheduled for the fall. Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan”) is producing for his Phoenix Pictures banner with Esrailian, Ralph Winter (“X-Men »
- Dave McNary
After American Sniper was the biggest box office draw of 2014, it seems anyone will pay to see Bradley Cooper in uniform again. Deadline reports Cooper is set to produce Ghost Army, a World War II story about an agency tasked with feeding the Nazis fake intelligence about the actual number of American troops, with the hope that Cooper will star. Cooper, Todd Phillips, and Andrew Lazar are producing a script by Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo), working from a non-fiction book entitled The Ghost Army of World War II and a 2013 documentary also titled Ghost Army.
Not even a year after Tom Wilkinson portrayed Lyndon B. Johnson in Selma, Woody Harrelson will now portray our former president in Rob Reiner’s political drama simply titled Lbj. Via Variety, production will begin in the fall on a film about the life of Johnson up through his childhood and how he was »
- Brian Welk
Both actors are hot property at the current time, with Bale recently nominated for an Oscar and starring in Terrence Malick’s upcoming Knight of Cups, whilst Oscar Isaac will feature heavily in upcoming blockbusters X-Men: Apocalypse, as Apocalypse himself, and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, as Poe Dameron.
It is reported that: “Bale will play Chris, an AP reporter in love with both a woman and the danger of being in a combat zone amidst a world that is falling apart [and] Isaac will play Michael, a medical student »
- Jake Wilson
The script, written by George and Robin Swicord, centers on a love triangle with a medical student, an American journalist based in Paris and a beautiful and sophisticated woman. The story will take place in the final days of the Ottoman Empire, which was dissolved by the World War allies in 1922.
Bale will play the reporter who loves the woman and being in a combat zone. Isaac will portray the student, who’s conflicted by old-world traditions.
Isaac will be seen »
- Dave McNary
One of the more successful modern leading men, Christian Bale will soon be starring alongside a rising talent who.s set to tackle a load of dream projects in Oscar Isaac. The duo will share the screen, vying for the affections of the same woman, in what will apparently be a grand love story, set to the tragic backdrop of the last days of the Ottoman Empire. According to a report by The Wrap, Bale and Isaac will top the marquee in the upcoming historical war drama, The Promise. The movie.s morose mix of horrific historical happenings and human drama will be in the capable hands of director, Terry George, who wrote and directed the 2004 Oscar-nominated drama, Hotel Rwanda. This time, George will work off a script by Robin Swicord, the screenwriter behind The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Memoirs of a Geisha. As the report.s description »
The Wrap reports that Oscar Isaac will play a Middle Eastern medical student fighting over a woman with Christian Bale, an American reporter (the woman has not yet been cast) in Hotel Rwanda director Terry George's The Promise, a period drama set during the fall of the Ottoman empire. It's a solid part for Isaac, but by the time it comes out, it will likely be the sort of solid part we expect for him. With two major blockbuster roles on the horizon — first as pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens and then as titular baddie Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse — Isaac has incredible career potential, just waiting to launch him to the upper echelon of famous.Think about it like Jeremy Renner’s career after he started getting a ton of buzz from The Hurt Locker. It hasn’t happened yet for Isaac, »
- E. Alex Jung
Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, the story follows a love triangle between old-world traditionalist and medical student Michael, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and renowned American war zone journalist Chris.
George and Robin Swicord ("Memoirs of a Geisha") co-wrote the script while Mike Medavoy, Eric Esrailian, Ralph Winter and William Horberg will produce. Filming begins this Fall in Southern Europe, including Portugal and the Canary Islands.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Gambit, The Promise, Star Wars: Rogue One, The Crow, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.
Star Wars: Rogue One
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Tina, which is short for Porpentina, is a witch who — unlike the beloved characters from Rowling’s “Harry Potter” books — works her magic in the U.S. She meets magizoologist Newt Scamander (Redmayne) when he stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures. »
- Rollo Tomasi
Although Christian Bale has had to put plans to star as Travis McGee in the adaptation of The Deep Blue Good-By on hold thanks to a torn knee ligament, he's still lining up other work for when he’s fully recovered. One such job is co-starring with Oscar Isaac in The Promise. Hotel Rwanda/ Reservation Road director Terry George is calling the shots on this one, based on the script he wrote with Robin Swicord. The Promise is set in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire (so the 1920s, then) and explores the relationships between three people: Michael (Isaac), a gifted medical student; Chris (Bale), a renowned American journalist working in Paris; and the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, with that final role of the triumvirate yet to be cast. All being well – and assuming Bale doesn’t break a leg or something – George plans to have the cameras rolling »
A formidable dynamic duo is forming on the new film from Hotel Rwanda director Terry George. The Wrap reports that Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac will star in The Promise, an epic period love story penned by screenwriter Robin Swicord (Memoirs of a Geisha). The drama takes place during the last days of the Ottoman Empire and revolves around a love triangle between a brilliant medical student named Michael, “the beautiful and sophisticated” Ana, and a Paris-based American journalist named Chris. Bale will play Chris, an AP reporter, while Isaac will fill the role of Michael, a man conflicted by his love for Ana and old-world traditions. The setting is a curious one, as the fall of the Ottoman Empire coincided with the Armenian genocide. George chronicled the Rwandan genocide to heartbreaking results with Hotel Rwanda, so it'll be interesting to see how heavily The Promise delves into the politics of the era. »
- Adam Chitwood
Batman and Poe Dameron, so to speak, will be in the same movie —but this ain't no crossover. Two of our favorite actors, Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac, are teaming up for a new project, and it certainly sounds promising. The Wrap reports that the pair will star in "The Promise," the latest effort from "Hotel Rwanda" director Terry George, who co-wrote the script with Robin Swicord ("Memoirs Of A Geisha," "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button"). The story will be set against the backdrop of the Armendian genocide and follow an AP reporter (Bale) and medical student (Isaac) who fall for the same woman. Production will begin this fall, so maybe the movie will be a contender on the awards circuit in 2016? »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac will star in “The Promise,” an epic love story that Oscar-winning filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Robin Swicord (“Memoirs of a Geisha”), TheWrap has learned. Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan”) is producing “The Promise” with Eric Esrailian, Ralph Winter (“X-Men”) and William Horberg (Milk”). Production is slated to start this fall in Southern Europe, including Portugal and the Canary Islands. Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris »
- Jeff Sneider
1-20 of 31 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »