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"Any time you can get Big Willie [Smith] to come out and talk about doing a third installment of a hot movie like 'Bad Boys,' you have to take notice. I met with Michael Bay and he said he's onboard too—so it's real," Martin Lawrence declared back in 2010. Clearly, it didn't happen, but Lawrence isn't wrong in saying that the project was/is "real." In 2009, Sony hired Peter Craig ("The Town") to pen a script but it seems the studio, still looking to get Will Smith and Lawrence back together, are looking for a fresh approach. And so, they've hired David Guggenheim ("Safe House," "Stolen") to write a script for the hoped for "Bad Boys 3." But it's probably a long way off. For one thing, Will Smith tends to be choosy and mercurial and generally doesn't make it easy for these kinds of projects to happen (see the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Exclusive: In what might be the last big material sale of the year, Skydance Productions has acquired in a pre-emptive seven-figure deal an untitled science fiction project based on an original idea by Shane Salerno, who is currently co-writing one of the three Avatar sequels for James Cameron at Fox. Salerno will write the screenplay, and Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg will produce. Paul Schwake will be executive producer. Skydance confirmed the deal, but would not comment on its size or the film’s logline. “The second we heard Shane’s pitch, we immediately wanted to partner with him on this project,” Ellison offered. “We are thrilled to be on board.” Salerno wrote and directed the feature documentary Salinger, which was released theatrically by The Weinstein Company, and makes its TV debut as the 200th episode of American Masters on PBS. It airs January 21. A book by the »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
After hearing in October that Skyfall and Cloud Atlas star Ben Whishaw was the hopeful to take the lead role in a biopic about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, it's official. Deadline has word that Whishaw has signed on to play the lead singer of the iconic classic rock band in a film from British actor turned director Dexter Fletcher, fresh off the musical adaptation Sunshine on Leith with featured music from the music group The Proclaimers. As of now the plan is to shoot the film next year, whether or not Sony Pictures is ready to pull the trigger on the film produced by Graham King (The Town) and his own Gk Films banner. Fletcher has already been meeting with Queen to get a feel for their story as the film isn't just about Freddie Mercury, but rather the formative coming-of-age story of the group, culminating in Queen headlining Live Aid »
- Ethan Anderton
Blake Lively has left CAA, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The actress, who continues to be repped by Management 360 and Jackoway Tyerman, will take meetings as she hunts for a new agency. Her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, is repped by Wme. Photos: Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch Walk the Red Carpet at 'Savages' L.A. Premiere Lively is best known as the star of CW’s cult hit Gossip Girl, in which she played Serena van der Woodsen for six seasons beginning in 2007. She also made inroads into movies, earning rave reviews for her work in The Town, holding her own opposite Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner and
- Borys Kit
Mondo has revealed a cool set of movie posters based on the films directed by Ben Affleck. Those films include Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo. Affleck is a very talented director, and I'm looking forward to his future projects. Here's what he had to say in a statement,
I’ve always loved Mondo and their passion for film, as well as their talented stable of artists. I was initially drawn by their ability to offer a unique perspective on so many beloved films and am thrilled to see my films become the newest additions to their work.
The poster series will be released on Monday, December 9th. For the exact sale time, please follow @MondoNews on Twitter.
- Joey Paur
For Playboy‘s 60th anniversary issue, the magazine needed an iconic subject for the Playboy Interview, and I hit the lottery. I got to talk with actor-writer-director-producer Ben Affleck about his life and the remarkable second act that he wrote for himself as writer-director of Gone Baby Gone and The Town, which culminated in the Best Picture Oscar for Argo. Naturally, the first topic on the menu was his surprise decision to become the latest in a long line of actors to play the Caped Crusader in Batman Vs. Superman. At the time we met, Affleck was watching as the Internet exploded negatively to his Bat-candidacy. Having weathered career hardship before and come back stronger for it, Affleck was unconcerned by the Bat-zealots who actually started online petitions against him. Related: Why Ben Affleck As Batman Is Good Move For Warner Bros Affleck told me that he initially turned down the Bat-overture, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Attention poster collectors and Ben Affleck fans alike. Mondo is celebrating Affleck.s directorial efforts with a series of posters showcasing The Town, Argo and Gone Baby Gone. The above poster shows us their take on the 2010 crime drama The Town, which depicts the silhouettes of two bag-carrying men . possibly Affleck.s Doug and Jeremy Renner.s "Jem" . facing a maze of parked Boston Police cars blocking their way to Fenway. Mondo.s announcement says these posters will be available for sale on Monday, December 9. Since they usually go fast, be sure to keep an eye out for the exact time on Twitter (@MondoNews). Check out the variant version of The Town poster below: Mondo.s poster for The Town was done by artist Daniel Danger. Size: 24 x 36 Edition Size: 390 regular, 160 variant Price: $45 regular, $70 variant Next up, we have Argo, which shows a cluttered desk where someone's clearly been chain-smoking. »
"Can one man make a difference?" No, no, not that Ben Affleck. Well yea, that Affleck, but—the filmmaker. Mondo revealed a new series they've commissioned to highlight the movies of Ben Affleck - the Director. In 2007, Affleck made his feature directing debut with Gone Baby Gone, a riveting kidnapping thriller that is still my personal favorite Affleck-directed movie. He followed that up with the Boston crime thriller The Town in 2010, then won Best Picture with the based-on-a-true-story 70s thriller Argo in 2012. Mondo made print for each one and they're stunning, honestly, The Town especially, the glow of the lights - perfect. Up first, here's the print for Ben Affleck's Argo (2012) designed by Matthew Woodson - 24"x36" at $45: Next - my favorite art print in this Mondo series, the poster for Ben Affleck's The Town (2010) designed by Daniel Danger (website). 24"x36" at $45 (red one). The variant »
- Alex Billington
Jerry Bruckheimer has finalized a new three-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures, with the sequels Top Gun 2 and Beverly Hills Cop 4 among the first projects he plans on getting off the ground. We reported in September that the producer is not renewing his deal with Disney, which expires next year. His deal with Paramount begins in April 2014.
Top Gun 2 has been in development for quite some time, but we haven't heard anything about the sequel since director Tony Scott committed suicide last August. Tom Cruise is attached to star, reprising his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell from the original Top Gun. Peter Craig (The Town) signed on to write the script last March, but it isn't known if he is still involved.
Before Ben Affleck becomes Batman, he’s getting his own Mondo poster series. The company just revealed they’ve got a new series of limited edition prints coming up, based on the director’s previous films Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo. Here’s what the actor/director said about the company: I’ve always loved Mondo and their passion […] »
- Germain Lussier
Mondo unveils a new poster series centered around a trio of films from Ben Affleck. Collaborating with a variety of artists, Mondo has produced three moody pieces of artwork to capture Ben Affleck's impressive directorial accomplishments for Argo, The Town and Gone Baby Gone.
Artist: Matthew Woodson
Size: 24 x 36
Edition Size: 290
Artist: Daniel Danger
Size: 24 x 36
Edition Size: 390 regular, 160 variant
Price: $45 regular, $70 variant
Artist: Adam Simpson
Size: 24 x 36
Edition Size: 235
Ben Affleck stated,
"I've always loved Mondo and their passion for film, as well as their talented stable of artists. I was initially drawn by their ability to offer a unique perspective on so many beloved films and am thrilled to see my films become the newest additions to their work."
The poster series will be released on Monday, December 9. For the exact sale time please follow @MondoNews on Twitter:
Argo was released October 12th, »
Mondo loves Ben Affleck. The boutique artwork arm of the Alamo Drafthouse has released four new posters of the director-actor's three films: Oscar winner "Argo" (poster by Matthew Woodson), "The Town" (two posters for that one, by Daniel Danger) and "Gone Baby Gone" (poster by Adam Simpson.) Check them out below. Affleck says he loves Mondo, too. He states: "I've always loved Mondo and their passion for film, as well as their talented stable of artists. I was initially drawn by their ability to offer a unique perspective on so many beloved films and am thrilled to see my films become the newest additions to their work." The posters become available December 9 for order on Mondo's website. »
- Beth Hanna
While it might seem somewhat random and out of the blue, Mondo has decided to honor the directorial films of Ben Affleck with a new poster series. And certainly, being recently cast as Batman and with "Argo" arriving in a fresh Extended Edition on home video this week, any reason is a good reason to revisit his movies. And so we have three new posters (and one variant) taking on "Argo," "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town," and even from the design, you can see a shift in Affleck's films. "Argo" is clearly the loosest and most "fun" of the designs, while the crime flicks play up the stark and harrowing nature of their stories. But all three effectively capture the spirit of Affleck's movies, so mission accomplished and job well done. The posters will be available to buy staring on Monday, December 9th. So for the movie lover on your list, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The fantastic folks at Mondo have a knack for putting together some really cool poster series relating to specific genres, film franchises, or holidays, but today they’ve unveiled a series of posters focusing on one filmmaker: Ben Affleck. Mondo has commissioned some excellent prints for Affleck’s three directorial efforts: Argo, The Town, and Gone Baby Gone, designed by Matthew Woodson, Daniel Danger, and Adam Simpson respectively. They’re all really great designs, and Affleck had this to say about the series: "I've always loved Mondo and their passion for film, as well as their talented stable of artists. I was initially drawn by their ability to offer a unique perspective on so many beloved films and am thrilled to see my films become the newest additions to their work.” Hit the jump to take a look at each design. The posters will be on sale at a random time on Monday, »
- Adam Chitwood
You’ve seen smoother, more elegant con movies than “American Hustle,” but probably none quite so big-hearted or so rudely, insistently entertaining. As directed by that master of modern farce, David O. Russell, this sprawling fictionalized account of the notorious Abscam case is less a dramatic FBI procedural than a human comedy writ large, ringing a series of screwball variations on themes of duplicity and paranoia against a dazzling ’70s backdrop. Deliriously funny and brilliantly acted by a cast of Russell returnees, the film is also overlong, undisciplined and absent the sort of emotional payoff that made “Silver Linings Playbook” so satisfying, which could affect its otherwise solid theatrical prospects. Still, this star-studded Sony prestige release is a near-continual pleasure to spend 135 minutes with, repeatedly hitting that comic sweet spot where corruption and buffoonery collide.
After putting his sharp but crowd-pleasing stamp on the boxing drama with 2010’s “The Fighter »
- Justin Chang
Last year at this time, Argo had just surpassed the $100 million mark at the box-office on its way to winning three Oscars, including the statue for Best Picture. Ben Affleck’s true Hollywood story of the CIA’s risky mission to rescue six U.S. diplomats from the angry hive of the Iranian Islamic revolution in 1979 was bold, confident filmmaking, and his emergence as a sentimental favorite during awards season was as delightful as it was unlikely, considering the many ups and downs of his career. Fifteen years after Good Will Hunting, 10 years after Gigli, and five years after becoming »
- Jeff Labrecque
Ben Affleck’s named first popped up in association with Batman nearly 14 years ago when he was first rumored to be up for the part. Last summer, rumors sparked again that the Oscar winner was in talks with Warner Bros., whom he had directed critically acclaimed The Town and Argo for, to direct their superhero answer to The Avengers - Justice League. Such a project would allow him to also play Batman in it, taking over the role from Christian Bale.
In an interesting, but very understandable twist, Affleck did end up landing the iconic role of The Dark Knight, but in the unnamed sequel to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Stepping out of the director’s chair and into the cape and cowl, Affleck will be going toe-to-toe with Henry Cavill’s Superman in summer 2015. Batman vs. Superman (Man of Steel 2) aims to blow ...
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- Rob Keyes
The British actor will reprise his role of Clark Kent in the upcoming Superman vs Batman project opposite Affleck, which opens at cinemas on July 17, 2015.
Speaking to Total Film, Cavill said: "I'm sure he'll be fantastic, above all else.
"As a filmmaker he's got his own style, he's not copying anyone else. He's been tenacious in his career, he's had ups followed by downs and now he's up again.
"I think that requires and shows a special strength of character and it's something I enjoy working with because jobs like this require a dedication to the work and belief in one's self, and Ben has that."
He said: "We wanted a guy who had a certain age »
The much ridiculed Aquaman is rumoured to have a film in development, sparked by the latest comments from DC Entertainment's chief creative officer and comic book writer Geoff Johns, who called the Atlantean "a priority character for the company... He became a little bit of a joke… Suddenly, he was nobody’s favorite super hero… He’s a character that we talk quite a bit about… There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the most well-known characters among super-heroes, and in popular culture."
Warner Bros. and DC is currently prepping the Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman for release in July 2015 with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Lawrence Fishburne (Perry White) confirmed to return and Ben Affleck (The Town, Argo) playing The Dark Knight. Aquaman would certainly be a »
- Gary Collinson
Today's MPAA ratings bulletin offers up a trio of highly anticipated December releases, however, the ratings for each aren't exactly surprising. David O. Russell's American Hustle and Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street earned the obvious R ratings while Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes away with the expected PG-13. The possible animated awards contender from Gkids, Ernest and Celestine, comes away with a PG as it was recently announced it will have a limited New York and Los Angeles release next March, where it hopes to use an Oscar nomination to help sell some tickets. Then come the 2014 releases with Heaven is for Real starring Greg Kinnear and Million Dollar Arm, the Disney feature starring Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton and Lake Bell. Check out the full ratings bulletin directly below. American Hustle Rated R For pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence. »
- Brad Brevet
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