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Ang Lee to Direct Clone Assassin Thriller ‘Gemini Man’

24 April 2017 6:11 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Riding off the success of Life of Pi, Ang Lee was able to explore his predilection for technology with Bill Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, and while that high frame-rate experiment didn’t connect with audiences, it thankfully hasn’t take long for another project to get off the ground.

According to THR, he’s in talks to direct the action thriller Gemini Man for Skydance Media. A long-gestating project in Hollywood, it dates back to two decades prior with Curtis Hanson and Mel Gibson previously attached, along with Brian Helgeland, Andrew Niccol and David Benioff all having a hand in the script. The story following an assassin who is out of his prime, but is tasked with fighting his own clone, one that is 25 years younger.

With the project needing the technology to realistically portray an actor and his generation-younger iteration, it’s taken awhile to get off the ground, »

- Jordan Raup

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Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Leonardo Dicpario may team on new film

24 April 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Screen legends Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio may be set to team with director Martin Scorsese on a new film. Both actors have worked with Scorsese multiple times in the past; De Niro on Mean Streets, Casino, Goodfellas and more and DiCaprio on Shutter Island, The Wolf Of Wall Street and The Aviator amongst many others, but they have never worked with each other on a Scorsese film, so reports Deadline.

The project in question is adaptation of Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI by David Grann, which is released in bookstores next week.

Here’s the story from book’s synopsis:

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. »

- Paul Heath

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Ang Lee In Talks To Direct Gemini Man

23 April 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

First announced at Disney nearly 20 years ago, the long-gestating clone assassin film, Gemini Man, has been stuck in development hell forever. Numerous directors, actors and writers have flirted with the project over the past several years, but so far, nothing has materialized. Until now, that is. That’s because The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that there’s finally some movement this week, as Ang Lee has entered talks to direct.

Described as a “high-concept thriller,” Gemini Man boasts a fairly exciting premise. It centers on “an aging assassin who tried to get out of the business but finds himself in the ultimate battle: fighting his own clone who is 25 years younger than him and at the peak of his abilities.” The most interesting part about this though is that apparently, the plan is to use an older actor for the role of the assassin and instead of having a younger star play the clone, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Gemini Man could finally be coming to the screen, with Ang Lee directing

23 April 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been stuck in development hell for twenty years, but it looks like the action thriller Gemini Man may finally be about to make its way to the big screen, with THR reporting that Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Life of Pi) is in talks to direct for Skydance Productions.

Gemini Man follows an aging assassin who tried to get out of the business but finds himself in the ultimate battle: fighting his own clone who is 25 years younger than him and at the peak of his abilities.

The project was first set up at Disney in 1997, with Tony Scott signing on to direct from a pitch by Darren Lemke. The idea was to have the same actor portray both the assassin and his younger clone using digital effects – something that was deemed impossible at the time due to technological limitations. It then passed through the hands of a host of writers, »

- Gary Collinson

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Trailer Watch: Bryan Cranston Hides from His Family in Robin Swicord’s “Wakefield”

20 April 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Wakefield

“Suburban life. So much is the same week after week. Who hasn’t had the impulse to put their life on hold for a moment? Just vanish completely,” says Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) in the first trailer for Robin Swicord’s “Wakefield.” The businessman takes his daydreaming one huge step forward by deciding not to go home to his wife (Jennifer Garner) and teenage daughters after a late night at work. Instead, he retreats to the attic of the family’s garage. He camps there, watching his loved ones — and the police — deal with the aftermath of his unexplained absence.

“I never left my family,” Howard claims. “I left myself. Unshackled, I’ll become the Howard Wakefield I was meant to be.”

An adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s 2008 short story of the same name, “Wakefield” marks Swicord’s second feature credit as a director. She previously helmed 2007’s “The Jane Austen Book Club.” She penned both screenplays. In 2009 Swicord received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Her other writing credits include “Little Women,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” and “The Promise.” The latter, a love triangle set during the final days of the Ottoman Empire, hits theaters tomorrow, April 21.

When we asked Swicord what she’d like people to think about after watching “Wakefield,” she said, “I’d love for people to find themselves crowded with a variety of competing thoughts, along the lines of, ‘Where will this story go from here?’; ‘What was going on, on her side of the story?’; ‘Could I ever forgive him?’; ‘Could I ever do what he did? And what do I think would happen if I did?’; ‘Could this man have changed as much, without doing something as drastic?’; and ‘What does it take to reclaim yourself? What has to be sacrificed?’”

Wakefield” made its world premiere at Telluride last year and hits theaters May 19.

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Trailer Watch: Bryan Cranston Hides from His Family in Robin Swicord’s “Wakefield” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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'The Promise' Review: Who Wants an Old-School Love-Triangle Epic About Genocide?

19 April 2017 12:57 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There are two movies fighting for control of Terry George's attempt at a "topical" historical epic. The first, a scalding dramatization of the Ottoman Empire's 1915 genocidal annihilation of its Armenian citizens, is everything you expect from the heartfelt committed director behind films like Hotel Rwanda and Some Mother's Son. The second – the one that reduces the promise of The Promise to an old-fashioned, overblown Hollywood melodrama – is the fictional love triangle that trivializes a profound subject and drowns it in a tide of hokey sentiment.

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Bryan Cranston takes root in an attic in the new trailer for Wakefield

19 April 2017 5:11 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The first trailer for Wakefield, a darkly comic drama from director Robin Swicord which stars Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston in yet another intriguing role on ever expanding actor portfolio, has made an appearance.

Read our Tiff 2016 Wakefield Review 

Wakefield is based on the short story of the same name by E. L. Doctorow telling the story of Cranston’s fragile Howard, a family man with a loving wife (played by Jennifer Garner), two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. But inwardly he’s suffocating, and eventually, he snaps and goes into hiding in his garage attic leaving his family to wonder what happened to him. He observes them from his window – an outsider spying in on his own life – as the days of exile stretch into months.

The trailer, which seess Howard observing life from his attic, »

- Zehra Phelan

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‘Wakefield’ First Trailer: Bryan Cranston Goes Into Seclusion in New Drama

18 April 2017 2:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Wakefield” had its world premiere at the 2016 Telluride Film Festival, followed by a screening in the Special Presentations section at Tiff. Now, IFC Films has released the first trailer for the drama starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner, ahead of the film’s theatrical debut next moth. 

Read More: ‘Wakefield’ Review: Bryan Cranston Is An Asshole For The Ages — Telluride

Based on E.L. Doctorow’s 2008 short story of the same name, “Wakefield” follows Howard Wakefield (Cranston), a Manhattan lawyer with a beautiful family and a home in the suburbs. After suffering a nervous breakdown, Wakefield leaves his wife (Garner) and two daughter and goes into hiding his attic. The film is written and helmed by Robin Swicord, the director of “The Jane Austen Book Club” and co-writer of the Academy Award winning film”The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” The cast also includes Jason O’Mara and Beverly D’Angelo. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Producer Frank Marshall and Others Share Marathon Memories at ‘Boston’ Documentary Premiere

16 April 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The past and present collided on Saturday night at the world premiere of “Boston: The Documentary” for executive producer Frank Marshall, 37 years after he ran the Boston Marathon.

The premiere at Boston’s Boch Center Wang Theater took place four years after the Boston Marathon bombing killed three and injured several hundred. The 121st running of the marathon, the world’s oldest, takes place on Monday.

Marshall, who’s been nominated for five best picture Oscars (“Raiders of the Ark,” “The Color Purple,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Seabiscuit,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), said the 1980 race is still clear in his mind.

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“I remember the race vividly, much more than the other 14 marathons I ran,” he mused. “It was warm like it will be Monday and I had to run a marathon in under two hours and 50 minutes to qualify. For us amateurs, »

- Dave McNary

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Legendary Screenwriter Eric Roth to Pen 'Dune' Reboot

7 April 2017 1:19 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Dune reboot is well on its way!  Legendary Pictures nabbed Denis Villenueve earlier to be the director, and now they know who is writing it!  Find out more about the legendary writer below!

Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 Director Denis Villenueve will ibe sitting in the director's chair when the cameras begin rolling for the Dune reboot. 

Although, every good director needs an even better writer.  Fortunately an exclusive report from Variety explains that Legendary Pictures has hired the services of reknowned movie writer Eric Roth to write Dune.  Roth is mostly known for penning MunichThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the Tom Hanks classic Forrest Gump.

Villenueve and Roth will take on the lofty task of creating a successful adaptation of Frank Herbert's best-selling sci-fi novel.  Something that David Lynch couldn't even achieve in his 1984 adaptation.  On the bright side, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Denis Villenueve Nabs 'Dune' Director Job; Eric Roth to Write

7 April 2017 12:27 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Dune reboot is well underway with two monumental signings!  Come inside to learn more about Dune's director and writer!

An exclusive report from Variety, has confirmed that Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 Director Denis Villenueve will indeed be sitting in the director's chair when the cameras begin rolling for the Dune reboot.  Last December, rumors began swirling about Legendary Pictures eyeing Villenueve for the job.  It's amazing news to learn that he's actually signed on.

Although, every good director needs an even better writer.  Fortunately, Legendary Pictures has purchased the services of reknowned movie writer Eric Roth to write Dune.  Roth is mostly known for penning MunichThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the Tom Hanks classic Forrest Gump.

Villenueve and Roth will take on the lofty task of creating a successful adaptation of Frank Herbert's best-selling sci-fi novel.  Something that David Lynch couldn't even achieve in his 1984 adaptation. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Dune Reboot Locks Down Forrest Gump Writer Eric Roth

6 April 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

While some film lovers may lament the fact that we live in an age where existing properties reign supreme at the box office, it can’t be overlooked that, now more than ever, we’re seeing ridiculously faithful and high quality adaptations of beloved books. In addition to seeing longer being adapted into film franchises, we’re also seeing a shift towards television, allowing audiences to spend a similar amount of time with the characters as they would in a book. In short, we live in an era of high quality adaptations across the board, and given the technology now at our fingertips, now is as good a time as any to see a remake of the sci-fi classic Dune.

For some time, Sicario, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve had expressed his interest in tackling the dense world of Dune. It had been a “longstanding dream” of his to adapt the story, »

- Joseph Medina

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Forrest Gump writer will pen the Dune remake

5 April 2017 10:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Dune movie writer named: Eric Roth, who adapted Forrest Gump to Oscar glory, will bring Frank Herbert’s classic book to screens.

Forrest Gump writer Eric Roth will write the screenplay for Denis Villeneuve’s planned redo of Frank Herbert‘s book Dune. The news of the Dune movie writer was announced by trade bible Variety. The film has been in active development over at Legendary, which has rights for film and television.

If you’re unfamiliar with the source material, here’s a recap from the original source.

Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides) as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the »

- Paul Heath

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Screenwriter Set for New Dune Movie

5 April 2017 3:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last November, Legendary Entertainment acquired movie and TV rights to Frank Herbert's Dune. Then, in December, it was revealed that Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve was being eyed to helm a new Dune movie, and now the screenwriter for the project has been revealed.

Variety reports that Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Postman, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) is set to pen the adaptation of the seminal 1965 sci-fi novel, which was the first in a series of books. Although Villeneuve was previously "in talks" to helm the Dune movie, Variety and THR mention that Villeneuve is taking on the new take on Herbert's ambitious story.

Villeneuve is also set to produce the new Dune movie with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter. Executive producers will include Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert, with sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson on board as a creative consultant. »

- Derek Anderson

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Dune Remake Gets Forrest Gump Writer Eric Roth

5 April 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The upcoming Dune reboot is now one step closer to becoming a reality. Legendary Pictures has already hired Arrival director Denis Villeneuve to helm the project, but now the movie has a writer as well. The studio has reportedly hired veteran screenwriter Eric Roth to pen the screenplay for this new version of Dune, which looks to be a major priority for Legendary Pictures moving forward.

Variety is reporting that the Forrest Gump writer has officially been brought on board to write the new Dune movie, which Legendary Pictures secured the rights to make last November. The studio closed a deal with author Frank Herbert's estate, not only for this new rebooted movie, but for TV projects related to Dune as well. But it will be Eric Roth who sets the tone for this new take on Dune. No pressure.

The good news for those hoping this new Dune »

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Newswire: Forrest Gump writer Eric Roth to tackle the Dune remake

5 April 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

According to Variety, Forrest Gump writer Eric Roth has signed on to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake, lending the project the distinct air of Oscar prestige. Roth is also the writer behind The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Munich, and this Dune adaptation will be his first sci-fi project since The Postman in 1997 (if that even counts). Basically, Roth signing on to Dune is like jumping right into hard mode on a brand new video game. He might do just fine, but there’s very little indication that he even knows how to play.

This Dune movie will naturally be based on Frank Herbert’s original novel, which is one of the most famously dense and complex sci-fi sagas ever. There have been multiple attempts to adapt it in the past, including Syfy’s TV miniseries in 2000 and David Lynch’s film in 1984.

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Oscar-Winning Scribe Eric Roth To Write Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Reboot

5 April 2017 12:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Industry veteran Eric Roth, the scribe best known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button along with his Oscar-winning work on Forrest Gump, has signed on to pen the script for Denis Villeneuve’s long-anticipated Dune reboot.

Variety has the scoop, confirming that Eric Roth will be tasked with giving Arrakis a new lick of paint. Frank Herbert’s sci-fi tome is naturally the jumping-off point, creatively speaking, after it was first adapted for the big screen by David Lynch in ’84. Widely considered to be a box office flop at the time, the overly ambitious feature film has amassed something of a cult following over the years, so it’s small wonder why news that Legendary had reached a deal with the Frank Herbert estate back in November garnered some much buzz. Those rights apply to both film and TV projects, but after appointing Arrival director Denis Villeneuve at the helm, »

- Michael Briers

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‘Forrest Gump’ Writer Eric Roth to Pen Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Reboot (Exclusive)

5 April 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary has tapped veteran scribe Eric Roth to write the “Dune” reboot.

Arrival” and “Sicario” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is directing the movie.

Legendary closed a deal with the Frank Herbert estate last Thanksgiving for his iconic novel, granting the studio rights to not only films, but also TV projects on the sci-fi property.

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The projects would be produced by Mary Parent and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers.

Set in the distant future, “Dune” follows Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over Arrakis is contested among competing noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature, as »

- Justin Kroll

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Robin Swicord’s “Wakefield” Acquired by IFC Films

24 March 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Wakefield

Love “Breaking Bad” and miss watching Bryan Cranston scale new heights of self-destructive behavior? You’re in luck. Robin Swicord’s “Wakefield” has found a home. A press release announced that IFC Films has acquired the drama, which sees Cranston playing a father and husband who abandons his family and hides in their attic. Walter White may be gone, but Cranston has found another fictional family to wreak havoc on.

An adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s short story, “Wakefield” follows “successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield (Cranston), [who] takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife (Jennifer Garner) and children and neighbors,” the film’s official synopsis details. “‘Wakefield’ becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family; he has left himself.”

Swicord made her feature directorial debut with 2007’s “The Jane Austen Book Club,” a romantic drama starring Emily Blunt and Maria Bello about — as its title suggests — a book club that discusses the works of Jane Austen. Her screenwriting credits include “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Little Women,” and “Matilda.” In 2009 Swicord received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

When we asked Swicord what she’d like people to think about after watching “Wakefield,” she said, “I’d love for people to find themselves crowded with a variety of competing thoughts, along the lines of, ‘Where will this story go from here?’; ‘What was going on, on her side of the story?’; ‘Could I ever forgive him?’; ‘Could I ever do what he did? And what do I think would happen if I did?’; ‘Could this man have changed as much, without doing something as drastic?’; and ‘What does it take to reclaim yourself? What has to be sacrificed?’”

The film’s theatrical run will begin May 19 in New York. You can catch “Wakefield” on VOD May 26.

Robin Swicord’s “Wakefield” Acquired by IFC Films was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Hamptons Film Festival Names Mentors for Screenwriters Lab

22 March 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Hamptons International Film Festival (Hiff) has locked in the group of filmmakers that will serve as mentors for the fest’s 17th annual Screenwriters Lab, with a roster of participants including including Robin Swicord (pictured above), screenwriter of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Wakefield”; David Siegel, the co-writer, producer, and director of the indie-film “Uncertainty”; and Ted Griffin, co-writer of “Ocean’s Eleven” and producer of “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

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Screenwriter and producer Michael H. Weber (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Fault in Our Stars”), who served as a mentor at last year’s festival, will speak at a Master Class during the lab, set to run over three days in April.

The Hamptons Lab pairs up-and-coming scribes with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a weekend of one-on-one mentoring sessions. For this year’s program, »

- Sarah Ahern

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