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National Board Of Review Names Up In The Air Best Picture

3 December 2009 2:39 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ok, let's just get this out of the way-- the National Board of Review's choices for the best films of the year are meaningless. It's a group full of old people whose choices for the best of the year can range from the utterly expected to the totally bizarre (The Bucket List!), and even with 10 Best Picture nominees now, the odds of their 10 choices lining up with Oscar's are extremely slim. That said, the Nbr's choices for the ten best films of the year (plus an extra Best Picture winner) are very, very interesting, both for what it could mean for the coming awards season and as a snapshot of the year that was. Up in the Air took the top prize as well as a few others-- George Clooney for Best Actor, Anna Kendrick for Best Supporting Actress (a shocking upset over Precious's Mo'nique), and Best Adapted Screenplay for »

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Nbr Abnormalities: The Misfit List

3 December 2009 12:21 AM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Thomas: What are you doing here? Carter Chambers: Fighting for my life. ~ The Bucket List For all its earliest bellwether mystique, The National Board of Review manages every year to »

- Ryan Adams

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Touching Story of Man & His Dog Nubs Heading to Theaters

20 November 2009 7:24 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

If Marley & Me proved anything (other than some people are just mean-spirited), it's that audiences still love man's best friend on the big screen, no matter how heart-wrenching the story. Now Warner Bros is banking on a feel-good dog story as THR reports they have picked up the rights to Nubs, for writer Justin Zackham (The Bucket List) to tell the story of a stray dog that Major Brian Dennis rescued while on a tour of duty on the front lines in Iraq. After nursing the dog back to health and caring for it as his own, he had him shipped back to the Us to be reunited with the dog when his tour ended. Truly heart-warming, indeed. Along with Dennis' life rights, the story as chronicled in the children's book Nubs: A Marine, a Mutt and a Miracle, was purchased after making the rounds on talk shows like "Today, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Warner Bros. Acquires the Rights to Nubs

19 November 2009 6:31 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. is showing some puppy love for a recent book sensation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights to the recent non-fiction book Nubs.

The book recounts the tale of U.S. Marine Brian Dennis, who took in a stray dog during a tour in Iraq and nursed it back to health. He then shipped the dog back home so he could take care of it back in the U.S. when his tour was over. Dennis wrote the book, which was just published two weeks ago, with Mary Nethery and Kirby Larson and the story has already been the center of media attention. Dennis and his fathful dog Nubs have recently appeared on talk shows such as The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

The Bucket List screenwriter Justin Zackham will write the big-screen adaptation. The project grew out of Zackham's relationship with Dennis, »

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Warner Bros. laps up dog story 'Nubs'

19 November 2009 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Warner Bros. is going to the dogs, signing on to acquire and develop "Nubs," a feel-good story of a pooch and a U.S. Marine based on a publishing sensation.

The project will reunite Warners with Justin Zackham, the writer of its Jack Nicholson breakout "The Bucket List" two years ago. Zackham will pen and produce the canine tale.

"Nubs" tells the story of a stray dog that Maj. Brian Dennis rescued while on a tour of duty on the front lines in Iraq. After nursing the dog back to health and caring for it as his own, he arranged to have him shipped back to the U.S. and was reunited with the dog when his tour ended.

The story became a media phenomenon in the fall, with Dennis and Nubs making appearances on such programs as "Today," "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show. »

- By Steven Zeitchik

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'Expendables' Cameos And The First 'Nightmare On Elm Street' Review (Sort Of) In Today's Dailies -- 11/2/09

2 November 2009 4:30 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

--Sylvester Stallone has opened up on the secret scene in "The Expendables" featuring himself, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and my greatest dreams come to life. According to the actor, Willis plays the man who hires Stallone and his titular team for "a death-defying mission," but there's another operative that could take on the job — none other than Stallone's longtime rival, played by Schwarzenegger. "I talked about this scene with these guys for a long time, but I never thought it would come to fruition," said Stallone. (PopWatch)

--NBC is going from "Heroes" to "Zeroes" in an all-new television project from "Crank" duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Titled "Zeroes," the one-hour NBC project will focus on a crisis situation's final hour. "We want to drop right into it and sustain the absolute most berserk state of crisis, when all of the options have been exhausted," said Taylor. (THR)

--Speaking of massive crises, »

- Josh Wigler

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Warner Bros. Picks Up Dirty Old Men

2 November 2009 11:07 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

The good folks over at Warner Brothers have picked up a new spec comedy script by writers Josh Cagan and Greg Coolidge, titled Dirty Old Men. The script centers around two old "players", one of which has finally met the love of his life, and the other, his best friend and wingman for the past 40 years, who is determined to break the relationship up at any cost. So, just another comedy script, eh? No sir! The flick so far has the ever busy and always entertaining Morgan Freeman attached to play the role of the wingman, and currently Warners are shooting for a reunion between Freeman and Jack Nicholson, his co-star of the 2007 comedy The Bucket List (which had the two playing a couple of old geezers trying to fulfill a list of their dreams before they kicked the bucket). Nicholson isn't the only one in demand though; the director »

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Morgan Freeman Thinks He's A Dirty Old Man

2 November 2009 8:03 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We all love Morgan Freeman, right? He's like our national grandfather, with his weathered face and soothing voice showing up in commercials and movies to tell us how to be better people and get through the rough times. I mean, he's playing Nelson Mandela in Invictus this fall. That's gravitas in a nutshell. But when Freeman does comedy, the results are typically a little more mixed-- Bruce Almighty turned out Ok, but then there was Evan Almighty. I didn't see The Bucket List, and hopefully neither did you. So I'm not quite sure what to think about Freeman signing on to star in a comedy at Warner Bros. with the working title Dirty Old Men (ugh), about an aging playboy who finally settles down and his longtime wingman (Freeman) who tries to break the couple up. Unsurprisingly, THR is reporting that they want Jack Nicholson to play the playboy, reteaming »

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Morgan Freeman & Peter Segal are Warner Bros' Dirty Old Men

2 November 2009 7:55 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

So that rumor about Peter Segal directing The Jetsons might not be entirely true or maybe it's just delayed? THR announced today that Warner Bros has picked up an "untitled comedy spec" written by Josh Cagan (Bandslam) and Greg Coolidge (Employee of the Month) originally titled Dirty Old Men, with Peter Segal eyeing to direct and Morgan Freeman attached to star. The story revolves around an aging playboy who finally meets the love of his life, while his best friend and wingman for the past 40 years does everything to break up the new couple. The tone is described as similar to Wedding Crashers and 40-Year-Old Virgin. Here's the good news for those who kept reading. The studio really, really wants Jack Nicholson to reteam with Morgan Freeman since they last starred together in The Bucket List which made Warner Bros a good $93 million. THR says that "Nicholson is not »

- Alex Billington

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Morgan Freeman to star in “old man” version of ‘Wedding Crashers’

2 November 2009 4:38 AM, PST | ReelLoop.com | See recent Reel Loop news »

Morgan Freeman is going to get a little dirty.

Warner Bros. has just picked up a spec script for an untitled comedy by Josh Cagan (Bandslam) and Greg Coolidge (Employee of the Month).

The story centers around “around an aging playboy who finally meets the love of his life and his best friend and wingman for the past 40 years (Freeman) who does everything to break up the new couple.” The comedy, going under the working title of Dirty Old Men, captures the tone of Wedding Crashers and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Revelations Entertainment would love to reunite Freeman with his The Bucket List co-star Jack Nicholson for this project.

50 First Dates and Anger Management director Peter Segal is currently in talks to direct.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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- Reel Loop News Staff

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Morgan Freeman Joins Dirty Old Men

2 November 2009 2:45 AM, PST | Screenrush | See recent Screenrush news »

Warner Bros. has picked up a comedy written by Josh Cagan (Bandslam) and Greg Coolidge (Employee Of The Month), to which Morgan Freeman is attached to star and Peter Segal (Get Smart) may possibly direct.

The script has a working title of Dirty Old Men and tells the story of an aging playboy who finally meets the love of his life, leading his best friend and wingman for the past 40 years (Freeman) to do everything to break up the new couple. The tone of the film has been described as similar to The Wedding Crashers and The 40 Year Old Virgin.

Apparently Warner would love to have Jack Nicholson star in the playboy role, which would see him reteam with Freeman after they starred together in 2007's The Bucket List, but so far the actor is not attached.

Freeman will next be seen in Warners' Invictus, which sees him portraying »

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Morgan Freeman Is an Old Dirty Man But Also One with Dignity and Gravitas

1 November 2009 11:23 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

If you want strong, quiet dignity with a voice so reassuring that you want it for every audiobook ever made, you call Morgan Freeman.  That’s why him shouting “Somebody kill This motherfucker!” in “Wanted” was one of the best movie moments of 2008.  Watching Freeman subvert his image has great comedic potential and it looks like Josh Cagan and Greg Coolidge’s script, “Old Dirty Man” may do just that.  Hit the jump for more details.

According to THR:

The script, which had a working title of “Dirty Old Men,” revolves around an aging playboy who finally meets the love of his life and his best friend and wingman for the past 40 years (Freeman) who does everything to break up the new couple. The tone is described as similar to “Wedding Crashers” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.”

Freeman has attached himself to the Warner Bros. flick with Peter Segal (”Get Smart”) in talks to direct. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Peter Segal Eyes ‘Dirty Old Men,’ Possibly ‘The Jetsons’

1 November 2009 11:03 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Director Peter Segal (Tommy Boy, Get Smart) is making news today from a few different places. Apparently, his directorial slate -- which still includes the long-gestating superhero flick Shazam! -- could be getting very busy in the near future. Up first is a story from THR, who reports that Segal is eying the Warner Bros. comedy known currently as Dirty Old Men (working title). It revolves around an an aging playboy who finally meets the love of his life and his best friend and wingman for the past 40 years who does everything to break up the new couple. Morgan Freeman has already signed onto the project to play the trusty wingman and exec produce, and he's said to be thinking of re-teaming with The Bucket List co-star Jack Nicholson, or so the studio hopes. The tone is being described as Wedding Crashers meets The 40-Year Old Virgin, even though that doesn't make a whole lot of sense »

- Neil Miller

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Morgan Freeman One Half of 'Dirty Old Men'

1 November 2009 9:30 PM, PST | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

Warner Bros has bought a spec script by Josh Cagan (Bandslam) and Greg Coolidge (Employee of the Month) with Morgan Freeman attached to star and Peter Segal (Get Smart) in talks to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The script, which had a working title of "Dirty Old Men", revolves around an aging playboy who finally meets the love of his life. But his best friend and wingman for the past 40 years (Freeman) does everything to break up the new couple. The tone is described as similar to Wedding Crashers and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

The studio would love to have Jack Nicholson re-team with Freeman on the film; the pair starred in Warners' 2007 comedy The Bucket List. Nicholson is said to be aware of the project, but is not currently attached to it.

Lori McCreary, Freeman's producing partner at the duo's Revelations Entertainment banner, will produce with Segal and his producing partner, »

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Morgan Freeman Set for Untitled Comedy

1 November 2009 4:26 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Morgan Freeman is attached to star and Peter Segal will direct an untitled comedy spec by Josh Cagan and Greg Coolidge that Warner Bros. has just acquired in a deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The script, which had a working title of Dirty Old Men, revolves around an aging playboy who finally meets the love of his life and his best friend and wingman for the past 40 years (Freeman) who does everything to break up the new couple. The tone is described as similar to Wedding Crashers and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

The studio would love to have Jack Nicholson reteam with Freeman on the film; the pair starred in Warners' 2007 hit comedy The Bucket List. Nicholson is not attached to the project but is aware of it.

No production date has been set.

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Morgan Freeman, Peter Segal Teaming for Comedy

1 November 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Warner Bros. Pictures is picking up an untitled comedy script by Josh Cagan and Greg Coolidge to which Morgan Freeman is attached to star and Peter Segal is eying to direct, says The Hollywood Reporter . The script, which had a working title of "Dirty Old Men," revolves around an aging playboy who finally meets the love of his life and his best friend and wingman for the past 40 years (Freeman) who does everything to break up the new couple. The trade says the tone is described as similar to Wedding Crashers and The 40-Year-Old Virgin . It adds that the studio would love to have Morgan Freeman reteam with his The Bucket List co-star Jack Nicholson on the film. »

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Morgan Freeman down with 'Dirty'

1 November 2009 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Warner Bros. is pre-emptively picking up an untitled comedy spec by Josh Cagan and Greg Coolidge to which Morgan Freeman is attached to star and Peter Segal is eyeing to direct.

Lori McCreary, Freeman's producing partner at the duo's Revelations Entertainment banner, will produce with Segal and his producing partner, Callahan Filmworks' Michael Ewing. Freeman will exec produce.

The script, which had a working title of "Dirty Old Men," revolves around an aging playboy who finally meets the love of his life and his best friend and wingman for the past 40 years (Freeman) who does everything to break up the new couple. The tone is described as similar to "Wedding Crashers" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."

The studio would love to have Jack Nicholson reteam with Freeman on the film; the pair starred in Warners' 2007 hit comedy "The Bucket List." Nicholson is not attached to the project but is aware of it. »

- By Borys Kit

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Simon Cowell to Produce Film About Reality Star Paul Potts

9 October 2009 5:42 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Simon Cowell is producing a film, along with former Paramount production chief, Brad Weston, that will tell the story of British reality star, Paul Potts.

The film will be called "One Chance" from a script being developed by "The Bucket List" writer Justin Zackham.

Julian Jarrold, the director who gave us "Becoming Jane" and "Brideshead Revisited," is in talks to helm.

Variety tells us that Cowell "is producing the project along with Mike Menchel, who helped discover Potts when his daughter watched a YouTube video of the everyman hero, as well as Menchel's Relevant Pictures partner Steve Whitney. Weston helped steer the project when he was an exec at Paramount, and it was one of several he took with him when he segued to a producer deal on the lot."

Matthew Vaughn ("Stardust" and the upcoming "Kick-Ass") is expected to come aboard to help finance the movie.

"One Chance," a »

- Manny

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Julian Jarrold Has One Chance

8 October 2009 6:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a story from the Risky Biz Blog, Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) is currently circling One Chance for Paramount.

Brad Weston and American Idol's Simon Cowell are going to be producing this project about British reality star Paul Potts. Writing the script is Justin Zackham The Bucket List. Mike Menchel is also producing this project.

Potts, an amateur opera singer, became instantly famous when he first surfaced on Britain's Got Talent. Menchel's daughter actually discovered Potts when she "watched a YouTube video of the everyman hero."

Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) is going to be helping to finance this project.

Paramount hopes to start shooting the film early this year. The goal is to shoot the film and have it coincide with the upcoming season of Britain's Got Talent.

One Chance will start casting soon.

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FX picks up 'Terriers,' 'Lights Out'

1 October 2009 11:43 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

  FX capped a statistically perfect development season on Wednesday (Sept. 30), handing out 13-episode series orders to "Terriers" and "Lights Out." Created by Ted Griffin ("Ocean's Eleven") and Shawn Ryan ("The Shield"), "Terriers" is expected to premiere on FX next summer, while "Lights Out," from the Justin Zackham ("The Bucket List") and Warren Leight ("In Treatment") will premiere in late 2010.  "Terriers" stars Donal Logue ("Life") as an ex-cop who joins forces with his best friend, played by Michael Raymond-James ("True Blood"), on an unlicensed private investigation business. FX describes the show, pilot directed by Craig Brewer ("Black Snake Moan"), »

- Daniel Fienberg

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