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Deadline is reporting that CBS Films has snapped up Tesla & Twain, an action-adventure pitch from writer Eric Siegel (Men at Work, The Emoji Movie), which is being produced by Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book).
Details on the project are scarce, but it’s said that the film will present “a fictional exploration of the real historical friendship between the great writer Mark Twain and the genius inventor Nikola Tesla.”
Nikola Tesla is also set to appear as a character in the currently-in-production The Current War, where he is being portrayed by Nicholas Hoult. He was also played by David Bowie in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige back in 2006. »
- Amie Cranswick
Directed by Antonio Campos.
The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.
On July 15th 1974, Christine Chubbuck – a newsreader disillusioned by the burgeoning “if it bleeds it leads” culture of news-announced live, “In keeping with the Wzrb policy of presenting the most immediate and complete reports of local blood and guts, TV 30 presents what is believed to be a television first. In living colour, exclusive coverage of an attempted suicide.” Removing a revolver from her bag covered by a felt puppet of a crocodile, she shot herself in the head, ultimately dying in the hospital later that day.
Christine locks herself away in her bedroom in fits of envy and loneliness, writing self-improvement plans whilst her hippie »
- Amie Cranswick
From “Labyrinth” to “The Prestige,” David Bowie’s onscreen roles added another dimension to a legendary career. “The Man Who Fell to Earth” Bowie’s first leading role was in 1976’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth” as an alien who comes to Earth to bring water back to his home planet. Bowie later admitted he was abusing cocaine while filming the movie. “The Hunger” Starring alongside Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon, Bowie played a vampire in the 1983 cult classic “The Hunger.” “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” An adaptation of the Laurens van der Post novel “The Seed and the Sower, »
- Reid Nakamura
Perhaps more so than any other Christoper Nolan-directed movie before it, Dunkirk touts a remarkably diverse ensemble cast. On the one hand, we have the Nolan regulars – namely Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy – Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, a former One Direction star in Harry Styles and Fionn Whitehead, the relative newcomer on board as a wet-behind-the-ears British private known as Tommy. You’ll be able to see him reporting for duty in the new image above, which also serves as a timely reminder of Dunkirk‘s scale and scope.
“He’s just a kid, really, and that’s sort of the point. You see events very much through his eyes,” said Nolan. “We want to put the audience on that beach, »
- Michael Briers
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