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'The Audition' poster with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese short 'The Audition' pulled from Venice Film Festival No major international film festival is worth its mainstream U.S. media salt unless there's at least one screening featuring the latest work of a major Hollywood name. The Venice Film Festival is surely no exception, especially as it's the year's final internationally renowned European movie fest, held shortly before the fall – i.e., awards – movie season begins. Well, one work by a top Hollywood name will no longer be available at Venice: The Audition, a short film directed by and featuring veteran Martin Scorsese, has been pulled out. "We have just been informed by the production that due to unexpected technical problems the film could not be here in time," festival organizers said in a statement earlier today, Sat., Aug. 29, '15. According to The Hollywood Reporter, »
- Anna Robinson
This was, without a single doubt, the best episode of Bachelor in Paradise so far. It will most likely be the best episode of the season. I heard a rumor that Alex Mak and Felix Chong, writers of Internal Affairs, the Hong Kong police drama upon which The Departed is based, came on as producers for this episode. That’s the only reason we got such spectacular twists and turns and reveals and emotions and lurking crabs.I’m going to Tarantino a few things, and then we’ll go back to the beginning and figure out how we ended up where we did. By the end of this episode: Juelia has a new suitor, Joe ends up alone, and Jj walks away a noble romantic hero. He was such the triumphant figure that I found myself attracted to him. I was just as surprised watching as you are reading this. »
- Ali Barthwell
Dante’s Inferno film Dante’s Inferno film script snapped up by The WB!
Warner Brothers are planning to bring a new Dante’s Inferno film to the big screen. Deadline broke the news of the acquisition of Dwain Worrell‘s original screenplay, which will be produced by the Academy Award-winning Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) and Gianni Nunnari, who produced Seven and The Departed. So not a bad team then?
Worrell’s script is based on the epic love story that is the first part of Dante’s Divine Comedy where Dante descends through the nine circles of hell to save the woman he loves.
It’s a vast text by Dante Alighieri, that dates from c. 1308 to 1320; one that you read more about here.
Here’s a taster from The World Of Dante:
Dante’s Inferno, widely hailed as one of the great classics of Western literature, details »
- Paul Heath
In the world of “Gotham,” time moves a little differently. “It’s yesterday, it’s today, and it’s tomorrow all at the same time,” creator Bruno Heller has said of the Fox drama’s gothic setting — and that aesthetic is evident from the city’s architecture all the way down to the inhabitants’ clothing, allowing Emmy-nominated costume designer Lisa Padovani to create a style that’s unique to the series.
“Even though it’s not a period piece, per se, it’s a concept piece, so everything is very particular,” Padovani says, admitting she tries to produce the majority of the show’s costumes inhouse, especially for characters like Jada Pinkett Smith’s villainous Fish Mooney, whose wardrobe is as integral to her character as her killer instinct. “It’s a problem for costume designers in TV because you’re at the mercy of whatever’s going on in fashion. »
- Laura Prudom
When it was announced in 2010 that Leonardo DiCaprio had purchased the rights to The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, the book based on America’s first serial killer Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, moviegoers and critics alike cheered at the prospect of DiCaprio acting in another horror/thriller. With Shutter Island and Inception under his belt that same year, he was the perfect candidate to take on such a legendary topic and such a critically-acclaimed book.
When Deadline got the exclusive that DiCaprio would undertake the film with legendary director Martin Scorsese at the helm, it made fans go wild. Who better than these two to take on a story about a man who literally built a murder hotel so he could torture and sell the bodies of his suspected 200 victims during the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago?
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- Joseph Burge
Exclusive: CAA has signed William Monahan, who won an Oscar for scripting the Martin Scorsese-directed The Departed. Monahan has branched out since then into directing and most recently helmed Mojave, which stars Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund and which was acquired by A24 after premiering at Tribeca. Monahan, who was repped by Wme, has a two-year overall deal at Paramount Pictures, where his production shingle Henceforth Pictures is based. Justine Suzanne Jones runs… »
Leonardo DiCaprio is reuniting with director Martin Scorsese for 'The Devil in the White City'. The 40-year-old Hollywood star - who's previously worked with the acclaimed filmmaker on 'The Departed', 'Gangs of New York' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street' - is expected to play serial killer Dr Hh Holmes in the film adaptation of Erik Larson's 2003 book. Dr Holmes used the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago to lure his victims to their deaths and claimed to have killed 27 people. However, some later estimates suggested his death toll was nearer 200. The screenplay is being written by Billy Ray, who scripted 'Captain Phillips' and 'The Hunger Games'. In recent times, Leonardo has been balancing his movie career with his charitable work. Last month, the actor's self-titled foundation, which he founded in 1998 to fund efforts that protect the planet and endangered species, pledged £15 million »
The Devil in the White City: Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will reunite to make The Devil in the White City. Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) will write the screenplay, based on the acclaimed book by Erik Larson about a notorious serial killer in 18th century Chicago. The actor and the director previousy teamed on Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf of Wall Street (above). [Deadline] Baywatch: Zac Efron (above in Neighbors) is in negotiations to star opposite Dwayne Johnson in Baywatch. Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) will direct the big-screen adaptation of the 1990s television series. Johnson will play a "by-the-book and very serious" Southern California lifeguard, while Efron would portray "a young...
- Peter Martin
Rock legend Patti Smith is teaming with Showtime for a limited series adaptation of her 2010 memoir, Just Kids. Showtime president David Nevins announced the project Tuesday during the Television Critics Assocation's summer press tour, noting that Smith will co-write and co-produce the series with Penny Dreadful creator John Logan, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Just Kids, which won a National Book Award in the nonfiction category, focuses on Smith's relationship with late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe during the late Sixties and early Seventies – and features stories of her encounters with pop culture giants like Jimi Hendrix, »
Jim Carrey has landed a pilot order at Showtime for “I’m Dying Up Here,” an hourlong project set in the 1970s comedy scene, Variety has learned.
Showtime boss David Nevins is expected to make the announcement Tuesday at the cabler’s Television Critics Assn. press tour presentation.
Exploring the famous Hollywood comedy clubs of the ’70s — the golden age of L.A. comics when many of today’s renowned comedians got their start — the pilot will delve into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the hilarious, yet complex business of making an audience laugh.
“The 1970s L.A. comedy scene gave rise to some of the biggest and most influential performers of the last half-century, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Since The Gangs of New York, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have enjoyed quite the working relationship, with the actor and director re-teaming for The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Now, Deadline are reporting a sixth collaboration is in the offing for the pair, with Paramount Pictures picking up the rights to Erik Larson’s true crime novel The Devil in the White City as the next project for the director and leading man. Published in 2003, the novel tells the story of America’s first serial killer, H. H. Holmes, who murdered an untold number of people, with reports ranging from twenty seven to two hundred, at the 1983 Chicago World’s Fair. The adaption will focus on not only Holmes and his murderous activities inside the World’s Fair (most of which took place inside his own personal ‘murder castle’, The World’s Fair Hotel, »
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The 40-year-old actor - who has been linked with the movie since 2010 - will take on the role of Dr Hh Holmes, a serial killer who murdered hundreds of victims at his infamous World's Fair Hotel in Chicago.
Holmes used the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to slaughter his victims in the hotel - nicknamed his 'Murder Castle' - a structure containing a gas chamber, dissection table and a crematorium.
The news was confirmed after Paramount acquired the rights to Erik Larson's true crime book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness At The Fair That Changed America.
Paramount outbid Universal and Fox to secure the rights to Larson's book in a competitive auction.
Screenwriter Billy Ray will also work on the project.
DiCaprio and Scorsese have worked »
The actor and director have teamed up to make five acclaimed movies, and they're reuniting once again for "Devil in the White City."
Deadline reports that Paramount has optioned the rights to Erik Larson's nonfiction book about a serial killer in Chicago in the late 19th century. DiCaprio will play Hh Holmes, who murdered between 27 and 200 people, mostly single young women.
The movie is set against the backdrop of the 1893 World's Fair, and also tells the story of fair architect Daniel H. Burnham. Holmes, who works with Burnham, builds the World's Fair Hotel and uses it as a means of luring in his victims. It was a nightmarish place that had a gas chamber, crematorium, and dissecting table.
- Kelly Woo
Untitled film adapted from the book Devil in the White City will be the duo’s follow-up to acclaimed 2013 biographical black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street
The long-gestating film – DiCaprio has been eyeing a film about the Chicago mass murderer since at least 2010 – will become the pair’s sixth collaboration after Gangs Of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street. It will be based on Erik Larson’s acclaimed 2003 non-fiction book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, which DiCaprio bought the rights to five years ago and has now been adapted by the screenwriter of Captain Phillips, Billy Ray.
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- Ben Child
The Devil in the White City: Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will reunite to make The Devil in the White City. Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) will write the screenplay, based on the acclaimed book by Erik Larson about a notorious serial killer in 18th century Chicago. The actor and the director previously teamed on Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street (above). [Deadline] Baywatch: Zac Efron (above in Neighbors) is...
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Paramount Pictures has won the rights to Erik Larson's non-fiction book The Devil in the White City, which has Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star and Martin Scorsese set to direct. Paramount beat out four other studios, including Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox. The adaptation is a passion project for Leonardo DiCaprio, who was attached to star when the adaptation was set up at Warner Bros. back in 2011. The studio let the rights lapse last month, leading to the bidding war that Paramount eventually won.
The Devil in the White City centers on Dr. H.H. Holmes (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is believed to be one of America's first serial killers. The story is set in 1893, during the Chicago World's Fair, where he is said to have killed anywhere between 27 and 200 people. Holmes built The World's Fair Hotel, which he designed to lure in his victims, specifically young, single women. »
When something works, it works, and the partnership between Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese is definitely one which works. The pair have brought us Gangs Of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf Of Wall Street and now Deadline reports that a sixth collaboration is in the works as well. After a period of aggressive bidding, Paramount has snagged the rights to the... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
The most lucrative director/actor partnership of the last decade plus has been Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese: Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and most recently, The Wolf of Wall Street. For what will be their sixth film together, Scorsese, DiCaprio, and Paramount Pictures have closed the deal on the rights to Erik Larson’s book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America.
Deadline reports that Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips) will adapt the screenplay about Chicago’s most violent and notorious serial killer. Set in the late 19th Century at the Chicago World’s Fair, a fair worker named Dr. H. H. Holmes, who used the fair and his charm to lure anywhere between 27 and 200 people, mostly young women, back to his “murder castle”, complete with gas chambers, dissection tables, and a crematorium. »
- Brian Welk
After giving us five excellent films in Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and, of course, The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese will be teaming up once again with Leonardo DiCaprio for The Devil in the White City, an adaptation of Erik Larson’s novel of the same name.
Set to be penned by Captain Phillips scribe Billy Ray, the film will tell the story of Dr. Hh Holmes, a man who “preyed on anywhere from 27 to 200 people at a time when the city of Chicago was enthralled with hosting the World’s Fair of 1893.” He would use “charm and guile to lure guests into what became known as a ‘murder castle,’” which featured a gas chamber, crematorium and a dissecting table.”
The project is currently housed at Paramount and is expected to be the next film for both Scorsese and DiCaprio, with the latter playing the doctor. »
- James Garcia
The project, which has been in the works for more than a decade, reunites DiCaprio with Scorsese two years after “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Paramount won an auction to buy the movie rights to Erik Larson’s book “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America.” The studio has previously owned the rights twice.
Billy Ray, whose credits include “Captain Phillips” and “The Hunger Games,” will write the script. Producers are DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson along with Stacey Sher, Scorsese and Rick Yorn.
DiCaprio first joined the project in 2010.
DiCaprio will play H.H. Holmes, who murdered between 27 and 200 people, mostly single young women. Set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, “The Devil »
- Dave McNary
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