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Matthew McConaughey Attached to Star in 'The Billionaire's Vinegar'

27 March 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The value some people put in memorabilia is interesting. Sure, I like a good signed poster or what-have-you, but I would never spend $500,000 on something due to it possibly having collector's potential, even if they were bottles of wine from Thomas Jefferson's personal collection. Well, that is what billionaire Bill Koch did, and he spent twice as much to investigate whether the bottles were authentic or not. This is the kind of bullsh*t rich people do... Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in The Billionaire's Vinegar, which will be written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (3:10 to Yuma, Wanted). There seems to be no stopping McConaughey with his role choices, and good for him. He's earned the right to do whatever he wants. I just wish this project sounded more appealing than it does. Here's the plot: Benjamin Wallace's "The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery Of The World's »

- Mike Shutt

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Matthew McConaughey To Drink 'The Billionaire’s Vinegar'

27 March 2015 7:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With an Oscar on his shelf, having recently played a financial world mogul in "The Wolf Of Wall Street," not to mention his status as Hollywood's comeback kid golden boy, Matthew McConaughey knows a thing or two about glamor, and so taking on the role of a guy who spends way too much money on a bottle of wine, should be hand in glove. Deadline reports that McConaughey is attached to star in "The Billionaire's Vinegar." Based on the non-fiction book by Benjamin Wallace, with a script from Michael Brandt and Derek Haas ("Wanted," "3:10 To Yuma," "Chicago Fire"), the film tells the true story of a very wealthy man who spends a half-million on what is supposedly the most vintage of all wines, only to dig deeper and discover he may have been duped. Here's the book synopsis:  The Billionaire’s Vinegar, tells the true story of a 1787 Château »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Matthew McConaughey to star in The Billionaire's Vinegar

27 March 2015 5:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matthew McConaughey is to star in The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery Of The World's Most Expensive Bottle Of Wine.

The actor is attached to appear in the film, which tells the story of a real-life scandal involving wine bottles thought to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson.

The film focuses on the case of a bottle of 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux which was bought for $156,000 by billionaire Bill Koch, Deadline reports.

It's claimed that the wine was once owned by the American Founding Father, but was revealed to be a fake following a lengthy private investigation.

The script comes from Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, who previously worked together on Wanted, 3:10 To Yuma and Chicago Fire.

Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Will Smith will produce the film.

It was previously announced that McConaughey will star in Born to Run, which is based on Christopher McDougall's novel. »

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McConaughey Drinks "Billionaire's Vinegar"

27 March 2015 5:50 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Matthew McConaughey us attached to star in "The Billionaire's Vinegar" for Sony Pictures, Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment.

Based on the novel by Benjamin Wallace, the story deals with the scandal that ensued when an auctioned cache of wine bottles purported to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson were called fakes.

Hardy Rodenstock was a music manager-turned-wine dealer who unearthed the bottles. Billionaire Bill Koch bought them for a half a million, spend double that investigating them, and then sued Rodenstock.

Michael Brandt and Derek Haas ("Wanted," "3:10 To Yuma") penned the film which Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Will Smith will produce.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Matthew McConaughey Joins The Billionaire’S Vinegar for Sony Pictures

26 March 2015 8:12 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in Sony Picture's The Billionaire's Vinegar. Based on Benjamin Wallace's book The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine. The film centers on the scandal surrounding several fraudulent bottles of wine allegedly owned by Thomas Jefferson. Hardy Rodenstock, a music manager-turned-wine dealer supplied the wine. Billionaire Bill Koch payed $500,000 for the Jefferson bottles, before coughing up twice that amount for an investigation to confirm their origins and a lawsuit against Rodenstock. What else are you going to do when you're a billionaire? [caption id="attachment_340263" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Warner Brothers[/caption] Per Deadline,The script is by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas  (Wanted, 3:10 To Yuma) with no director attached at this time. Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment have been developing the project for years; Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal, Will Smith and Steve Tisch will produce. They have previously »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Matthew McConaughey to Star in ‘Billionaire’s Vinegar’

26 March 2015 7:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Matthew McConaughey will star in Sony’s “The Billionaire's Vinegar,” with Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment producing.

The project is based on the Benjamin Wallace book, which traces the history of vintage Bordeaux bottles believed to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson that were auctioned by wine company Christie’s for exorbitant prices. Many experts have concluded that the bottles were never Jefferson’s.

The film will be produced by Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Will Smith. Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, whose credits include “3:10 to Yuma” and “Wanted,” are writing the adaptation.

The project has been in development since 2008, when the producers acquired rights to Wallace’s book before it was published.

The book centers on a Forbes family member paying $156,000 at auction for a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite Bordeaux, which Christie’s asserted was part of a Jefferson cache discovered in France. That »

- Dave McNary

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Matthew McConaughey Has Taste For ‘Billionaire’s Vinegar’

26 March 2015 5:37 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Matthew McConaughey has become attached to star in The Billionaire’s Vinegar, the Sony Pictures film about the scandal that ensued when an auctioned cache of wine bottles purported to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson were called fakes. Script is by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, the team behind Wanted, 3:10 To Yuma and Chicago Fire. Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment have been developing the project for several years, based on the book by Benjamin… »

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Universal Making Time Travel Comic Book Movie Chrononauts

20 March 2015 2:31 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

What Mark Millar comic book hasn.t been optioned into a movie? Actually, there are a lot .cause the man just can.t stop churning out new comics. But we.ve seen two Kick-Ass movies, one Kingsman: The Secret Service, the Angelina Jolie-led Wanted, and plans for a movie version of his Star Wars-esque Starlight. Now another one of his recent creations, Chrononauts, is being groomed for the big screen.  Millar.s latest focus is on two brainiac bros, Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly, traveling through time together and the adventures that ensue when things go wrong. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie version is happening through Universal Pictures with Chris Morgan, screenwriter behind the last few Fast and Furious movies. Millar and his Chrononauts artist Sean Murphy are also on board to supervise as executive producers.  This property is still stretching its legs in comic book form, »

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Mark Millar's 'Chrononauts' Comic Heads to Universal

20 March 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures has optioned Mark Millar's comic book Chrononauts for a feature film adaptation, with Chris Morgan set to produce through his Chris Morgan Productions banner. It isn't known if Chris Morgan will also write the screenplay adaptation, since he is best known for writing the last five Fast and Furious movies, including the upcoming Furious 7. The Image Comics title, created by Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy, debuted its first issue this week.

The story centers on Dr. Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly, who become the first two men to ever travel back in time, an event that is broadcast live around the world, as the scientists plant an American flag on the shores of the New World in 1492. The story follows Quinn and Reilly as they continue their time travelling adventures. Just before the comic's debut, Mark Millar revealed in an interview with Comic Book Resources »

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Universal Taps Chris Morgan To Produce Mark Millar’s Chrononauts

20 March 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After the likes of Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service all received stellar film adaptations, another of Mark Millar’s original comic book tales has now been earmarked for the same treatment. And it’s not even hit shelves yet.

Chrononauts, the first issue of which lands on newsstands next week, has been snapped up by Universal with Fast & Furious writer Chris Morgan attached to produce through his production label. It tells the story of two time traveling astronauts whose jaunts into the vast expanse of space and time lead the pair into a series of adventures. Millar created the series along with artist Sean Gordon Murphy, both of whom will executive produce the movie.

Here’s the full synopsis for the book, which we can assume will also be the story outline for the movie:

Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two red-blooded American guys who also happen to be scientific geniuses. »

- Gem Seddon

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‘Chrononauts’ Movie: Universal Is Adapting Mark Millar’s Time-Travel Comic

20 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Even if you don’t read comic books you probably know comic creator Mark Millar from his many film adaptations such as Wanted, Kick-Ass and most recently Kingsman: The Secret Service. It seems like almost every Millar comic book gets optioned for the big screen these days, the last being Starlight, which has Star Wars spinoff screenwriter Gary Whitta […]

The post ‘Chrononauts’ Movie: Universal Is Adapting Mark Millar’s Time-Travel Comic appeared first on /Film. »

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Universal Lands Rights to Mark Millar Comic ‘Chrononauts’

19 March 2015 5:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has optioned “Chrononauts,” the time-traveling adventure comicbook series from Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy, following Image Comics releasing it this week.

Chris Morgan will produce under his Chris Morgan Productions banner. Millar and Murphy will executive produce.

This story follows a scientific duo who become the first to travel back in time.

Vice president Ainsley Davies will oversee development for Chris Morgan Productions. Universal’s director of development Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for the studio.

Millar created some of Marvel’s biggest-selling titles of the last decade, including “Civil War,” the basis for the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” movie, before leaving to form Millarworld, where his creator-owned titles have been adapted into films for Universal and others, including “Wanted,” his first collaboration with Chris Morgan, “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

Murphy is best known for his New York Times best-selling comic “Punk Rock »

- Justin Kroll

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Mark Millar's Chrononauts Head For Universal

19 March 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Fast becoming his own comicbook movie mogul to rival Marvel and DC, Kick-Ass and Kingsman creator Mark Millar has just sold yet another property into screen development. His Chrononauts series has just been nabbed by Universal, to be produced by Fast & Furious honcho Chris Morgan.Not to be confused with the card game, Millar's Chrononauts (Sean Gordon Murphy is the artist) involves a pair of scientists who become the first ever time travellers. There's not much else to reveal about it at this point, since the first issue has only just been published by Image Comics.Along with Kick-Ass and Kingsman, Millar was the man behind Timur Bekmambetov's Wanted, and wrote the Civil War arc that's the basis for the next Captain America film. His work on The Ultimates has already been much plundered by Marvel too. Fox are currently at work on his Starlight and Superior comics.Morgan, »

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Mark Millar Teases Nemesis Movie

16 March 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Mark Millar, creator of Wanted and Kick-Ass, has taken to Facebook to tease fans about another long, long, Long gestating adaptation.

Nemesis has been floating around for years now with various figures attached at different stages, and through a sly post to his social media hub, Millar has kickstarted that craze again.

Post by Mark Millar.

Post by Mark Millar.

For those who are unaware, the comic revolves around a philanthropic billionaire who uses his technological prowess and bags of cash to fight for what’s right! And what’s right to him is pretty much pursuing every violent and sordid whim to its fullest, without any regard for who gets in the way of his selfish endeavors. There’s a reason the character has been dubbed “Batman meets the Joker.”

At one stage, Joe Carnahan was incredibly interested in directing. He even penned a script that Millar himself showered with praise. »

- Gem Seddon

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Istanbul Film Festival unveils 2015 lineup

13 March 2015 3:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Taking place April 4-19, the festival will feature over 200 films, including recent world premieres from Sundance and Berlin.

Istanbul Film Festival has unveiled the lineup to its upcoming edition, taking place from April 4-19.

This year will feature over 200 films from 62 countries, as well as free talks and workshops by film-makers and masterclasses. New sections at this year’s festival include a special focus on cinema of the Balkans and a focus on German animation.

The festival’s international competition includes the likes of Cédric Kahn’s Wild Life, Quentin Dupieux’s Reality, Francesco Munzi’s Black Souls and Thomas Vinterberg’s Far from the Madding Crowd, while the national competition will screen Ali Atay’s Lemonade, Selim Evci’s Secret and Mehmet Eryılmaz’s The Visitor, among others.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, Jc Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years and Matthew WarchusPride are among this year’s Akbank Gala screenings »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Cast Sings Farewell With ‘Bye, Bye Little Sebastian’ on ‘Late Night’ (Video)

25 February 2015 8:27 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

What better way to say goodbye to NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation” than with a big musical tribute to Pawnee’s favorite miniature horse? Chris Pratt and an acoustic guitar led the entire cast in a rousing live performance of “Bye, Bye Little Sebastian” Tuesday on Seth Meyers‘ late-night talk show. The hysterically-funny-though-low-rated sitcom took its final bow on the same broadcast channel hours before the “Late Night” tribute aired. Also Read: ‘Parks and Recreation’ Star Chris Pratt Tells Seth Meyers How He Wanted His Character to Die (Video) Everyone was there and singing with cigarette lighters up in the air — though two cast members, »

- Tony Maglio

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Oscars 2015: The Complete Winners List (So Far)

22 February 2015 5:43 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Oscars are under way!

Who will reign supreme on movie’s biggest night? Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the 87th Academy Awards with nine nominations apiece, while The Imitation Game follows close behind with eight. American Sniper and Boyhood follow with six nominations each.

Pics: The Stars on the Red Carpet at the Oscars!

In between the awards, expect performances from Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Anna Kendrick, Tim McGraw, John Legend, Common, Maroon 5, Rita Ora, Tegan & Sera with The Lonely Island and Jack Black. Presenters include last year’s Oscar winners Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o.

Neil Patrick Harris hosts for the first time at the ceremony, broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 22 from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and televised live coast-to-coast on ABC.

Pics: The Oscar Nominees in Photos!

Below is the list of winners.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best »

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Fans In Uproar that Beyonce Is Singing Ledisi's 'Selma' Song at GRAMMYs

8 February 2015 11:09 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

While the Beyhive is excited for Beyonce's Grammy Awards performance tonight, Feb. 8, not everyone is sharing those sentiments.

There's some controversy surrounding the Queen B performing the spiritual song "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" at the awards show, seeing as singer Ledisi is the one who sings the track for the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma.

Photos: And the Grammy Nominees Are...

Golden Globe winners Common and John Legend will perform their Selma song "Glory" at the GRAMMYs but some fans feel Ledisi is getting snubbed by Beyonce for her chance to sing her song from the Oscar-nominated movie. "No one is saying Beyonce shouldn't perform at #GRAMMYs. What we're saying is it should be Ledisi performing the song for #Selma perf," one fan tweeted.

"Ledisi sung it in the Selma film, so they should have asked her," another tweet reads. "Beyonce doesn't have the chops for that one. She'll over do »

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So 'The Equalizer' was better directed than 'Selma' according to the NAACP

7 February 2015 12:41 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Behold the NAACP Image Awards, where somehow Antoine Fuqua did a better job directing "The Equalizer" than Ava DuVernay on Best Picture winner "Selma" or Gina Prince-Bythewood on "Beyond the Lights." Lots of dubious choices like that throughout this year's 46th annual awards, which tends to be a bit of a tradition, actually. Check out the nominees here, the full list of winners below and the rest of the season's offerings at The Circuit. Film Outstanding Motion Picture "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture Antoine Fuqua, "The Equalizer" (Columbia Pictures) Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture David Oyelowo, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Taraji P. Henson, "No Good Deed" (Screen Gems) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Common, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Carmen Ejogo, "Selma" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Independent Motion Picture "Belle" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/ DJ »

- Kristopher Tapley

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46th NAACP Image Awards: The Winners List

6 February 2015 8:22 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The 46th NAACP Image Awards aired tonight on TV One and we have the complete list of winners!

Video: Oprah, Kevin Hart Among NAACP Image Awards Nominees

The event, hosted by Anthony Anderson, featured presenters such as Will Smith, Russell Simmons, Keegan-Michael Key, Taraji P. Henson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Prior to the award show, Affion Crockett and Chris Spencer hosted a gala dinner on Thursday announcing the winners for 45 non-televised categories.

Oscar-nominated Selma was awarded the top film honor, while ABC's freshmen series black-ish and How to Get Away With Murder took home the evening's top TV awards. But it was Empire star Taraji P. Henson who stole the show, snagging Entertainer of the Year (presented by Oprah Winfrey), as well as Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her turn in No Good Deed.

Check out the list below to see who walked away as big winners.

Entertainer Of The Year:

Taraji P. Henson

Literature: »

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