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Daniel Espinosa Will Not Be Boston Strong

25 May 2015 7:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Still reeling from the box office failure of his critically derided historical thriller Child 44, director Daniel Espinosa has departed the Boston Marathon bombing drama Boston Strong.

Creative differences were cited as the reason for the split, though no details were available as to what those differences entailed. Espinosa, who broke out with 2010’s Easy Money and went on to helm action hit Safe House, has been going through a rough patch lately; Child 44 was reportedly a monster to tackle in the editing room, and even with extensive post-production work, it became a high-profile disappointment for Lionsgate.

Boston Strong, which The Fighter scribes Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy originally adapted from the book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, focuses on the manhunt for bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the immediate aftermath of a devastating attack during the 2013 Boston Marathon, and how the »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Relativity Media Financing Triggers Public Dispute With Investor

22 May 2015 6:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Long-simmering reports of financial strains at Relativity Media broke into the open Friday when the company accused one of its backers of privately badmouthing its economic condition in an attempt to take control of the mini-studio.

Relativity said in a statement that New York-based Colbeck Capital had engaged in a “play…to try to seize control of Relativity by trying to spread false rumors about the state of the company.” Relativity chief executive Ryan Kavanaugh remains “fully in control,” the statement said.

The film and television company also said that Colbeck’s two members on the Relativity board “will be removed from the board next week.”

The New York Post reported early Friday that Kavanaugh needed to raise $200 million by the end of the month and risked losing control of his company. Relativity denied that, issuing a statement that said: “Under Ryan Kavanaugh’s leadership, Relativity has successfully recapitalized its »

- James Rainey

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First Look at Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon

20 May 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography has begun on director Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The film stars Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor, The Fighter) alongside Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell (Furious Seven and the forthcoming The Hateful Eight), Academy Award nominee John Malkovich (Red, Burn After Reading), Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner), Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, Nine).

Deepwater Horizon is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.

Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, The Kingdom) is directing the screenplay written by Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom »

- Michelle McCue

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Time Machine: Drop Dead Dazzling Adams 'Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride' on the Oscars' Red Carpet

15 May 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Amy Adams drop dead gorgeous on Oscars' Red Carpet Amy Adams at the 83rd Academy Awards Looking drop dead gorgeous, Amy Adams is pictured above donning a scintillating blue dress while arriving at the 2011 Oscar ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in the fast-thumping heart of Hollywood. Adams was – for the third time in six years (more info below) – a Best Supporting Actress nominee. This time around, she was shortlisted for her performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter, a generally well-regarded and surprisingly successful (in the U.S.) boxing drama that earned fellow supporting actress Melissa Leo the evening's Oscar. Another The Fighter actor, Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar statuette. In fact, the film's only major cast member left without an Oscar nomination in the acting categories was lead Mark Wahlberg (pictured with wife) – though he did »

- D. Zhea

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Time Machine: Bening Smiles Radiantly Though a Four-Time Oscar Loser

12 May 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Annette Bening and Warren Beatty on the Oscars' Red Carpet Best Actress nominee Annette Bening and husband Warren Beatty Smiling radiantly, Best Actress Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and husband Warren Beatty are seen above as they arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre, located in the world-renowned (but locally not all that prestigious) Los Angeles suburb of Hollywood. Annette Bening was in the running for her performance as a lesbian companion/wife to Julianne Moore and mother/adoptive mother of Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson in Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Bening lost the Best Actress Oscar to Natalie Portman for her mentally unbalanced ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. See also: Pregnant Natalie Portman on the Oscars' Red Carpet. Annette Bening: Four Oscar nominations The Kids Are All Right was Annette Bening's fourth Academy Award nomination. »

- D. Zhea

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Paul Greengrass to direct Jimi Hendrix biopic

10 May 2015 3:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Legendary Pictures and director Paul Greengrass have had ambitions of bringing the life of legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix to the big screen for several years, and now Deadline is reporting that they’ve secured the approval of Hendrix’s estate and are set to move forward with the project.

Four years ago, Experience Hendrix turned down the opportunity to cooperate with the film, fearing that it could harm sales of Hendrix’ back catalogue. However, since then John Ridley has released the unauthorised Jimi: All Is By My Side, which disappeared without a trace at the box office. Unlike that film, Greengrass’ biopic has secured the rights to some of Hendrix’s most famous tunes, including the likes of Foxy Lady and Purple Haze.

Legendary’s biopic has been written by Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter), and is expected to go into production after Greengrass reunites with Matt Damon on the latest Bourne movie, »

- Gary Collinson

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Time Machine: Oscar Winner-to-Be Bale with Wife on Red Carpet

9 May 2015 10:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic Bale at the Oscars Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Eventual Best Supporting Actor winner Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic Bale are seen above on the Red Carpet of the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Welsh-born Bale took home the Oscar statuette for his performance as a boxer turned coach and junkie in David O. Russell's boxing drama and sleeper hit The Fighter. His co-stars were Mark Wahlberg (who also co-produced the film), Best Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo, and Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams. Christian Bale movies The Fighter was Christian Bale's first Academy Award nomination. Among his other movie credits are: The Dark Knight (2008). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Christian Bale. Heath Ledger. Maggie Gyllenhaal. Aaron Eckhart. The Prestige (2006). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Hugh Jackman. »

- D. Zhea

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Time Machine: Remember K Stewart's 'Dirty Dancing'? Fabricated Lois Lane Rumors?

9 May 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' dancing, with Garrett Hedlund on the right Down memory lane: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' images At the time best known as The Twilight Saga's conflicted human Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart was cast as the exuberant Marylou in Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic 1950s novel On the Road. Salles had been impressed with Stewart's pre-Twilight work in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. Based on LuAnne Henderson, Kerouac's close buddy Neal Cassady's first wife, Marylou is described as a "beautiful little sharp chick." Apparently, one who also likes to move seductively to the sound of music – as can be attested by the Kristen Stewart picture above, which first came out online in early 2011. Besides Stewart, On the Road also features Garrett Hedlund – at the time best known for Tron: Legacy – as Dean Moriarty, »

- Zac Gille

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Time Machine: Swank in Swanky Feathery Frilly Dress on the Red Carpet

8 May 2015 7:14 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Hilary Swank Oscar dress Hilary Swank on Oscars' Red Carpet Pictured above is Hilary Swank, wearing an Oscar dress consisting of (what looks like) tons of frills and feathers, on the 2011 Academy Awards Red Carpet this past Sunday, Feb. 27. Swank wasn't nominated for anything, but she acted as a presenter of sorts at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. How so? Well, she introduced last year's Best Director winner, Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), who then presented this year's Best Director Oscar to Tom Hooper for The King's Speech. Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has taken home two Best Actress Oscar statuettes. Kimberly Peirce's Boys Don't Cry (1999). Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby (2004). These were her only two nominations as well. Both times she beat Annette Bening, who was in the running this year once again for her role as a lesbian wife and mother in Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right, »

- D. Zhea

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Greengrass' Hendrix Biopic Back in Action

8 May 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paul Greengrass' long in gestation biopic about rock Jimi Hendrix seems to be picking up steam again at Legendary Pictures.

Four years ago the filmmaker attempted to go forward on the film, but backed off when he did not receive the co-operation of the estate of the late musician.

That patience has now paid off with Legendary and Experience Hendrix coming to an agreement that will see the film become what aims to be the officially sanctioned film about the psychedelically dressed guitar virtuoso and rock icon who died at just 27 in 1970.

With that co-operation, Hendrix's best known tunes like Purple Haze and Foxy Lady will now be used as part of the film.

Scott Silver ("8 Mile," "The Fighter") has been set to write the script and negotiations are in various stages for Greengrass to direct and Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Janie Hendrix, John McDermott, and Peter Afterman to »

- Garth Franklin

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Greengrass' Hendrix Biopic Back in Action

8 May 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paul Greengrass' long in gestation biopic about rock Jimi Hendrix seems to be picking up steam again at Legendary Pictures.

Four years ago the filmmaker attempted to go forward on the film, but backed off when he did not receive the co-operation of the estate of the late musician.

That patience has now paid off with Legendary and Experience Hendrix coming to an agreeement that will see the film become what aims to be the officially sanctioned film about the psychedelically dressed guitar virtuoso and rock icon who died at just 27 in 1970.

With that co-operation, Hendrix’s best known tunes like Purple Haze and Foxy Lady will now be used as part of the film.

Scott Silver ("8 Mile," "The Fighter") has been set to write the script and negotiations are in various stages for Greengrass to direct and Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Janie Hendrix, John McDermott, and Peter Afterman »

- Garth Franklin

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Jimi Hendrix biopic to be helmed by ‘Bourne’ director Paul Greengrass

7 May 2015 9:05 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Breaking news from Deadline will have all of the Jimi Hendrix fans rejoicing! Legendary Pictures will be producing a biopic of the musician’s life. While this was a planned project four years ago, it was delayed due to the lack of a full agreement with the Hendrix estate. But now it looks like the film is going to happen with the cooperation of his estate, which means the filmmakers will have the rights to his songs. And with Paul Greengrass attached (who directed Captain Phillips and two films from the Bourne franchise), it’s sure to be a film to keep an eye out for.

While a movie about Jimi Hendrix, called Jimi: All is By My Side, did come out in 2013, it was essentially unauthorized. Because it was not approved by the Hendrix estate, the filmmakers weren’t allowed to use his songs or even depict a lot »

- Sarah Pearce

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Jimi Hendrix Biopic Gets 'Bourne' Director Paul Greengrass

7 May 2015 5:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paul Greengrass is teaming up with Legendary Entertainment to direct a new biopic centering on the life of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, tentatively titled Experience Hendrix. Both the director and the studio had the chance to make the biopic with or without cooperation from the musician's estate four years ago, but they turned down that opportunity. Now they have full cooperation from the estate, and the biopic will also include his classic songs such as "Foxy Lady" and "Purple Haze." The musician only recorded four albums before he died at the age of 27 in 1970.

Scott Silver (The Fighter, 8 Mile) has come aboard to write the script. Legendary has been developing this project since 2009, with Max Borenstein (Godzilla) originally writing the script. Jimi Hendrix's estate didn't want to cooperate the first time around, because they thought the movie might hurt record sales, which continue to be strong year after year. »

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Paul Greengrass In Talks to Direct Jimi Hendrix Biopic for Legendary

7 May 2015 4:14 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Groovy news! Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull has reached an agreement with Experience Hendrix to produce the definitive Jimi Hendrix biopic. In the past, the Hendrix estate has roadblocked a number of potential films, including a previous offer from Legendary, in order to preserve the rock icon's legend. Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips, The Bourne Ultimatum) is in talks to direct the film from a script by Scott Silver (The Fighter, 8 Mile) The Jimi Hendrix biopic is a passion project for both Greengrass and Legendary, who previously approached the Hendrix estate with a spec script by Max Borenstein. Per Deadline, the estate was uncooperative at the time because they feared a movie might hurt sales from Hendrix's ever-popular music catalogue. By locking down a deal with Experience Hendrix, Legendary has ensured the rights to Hendrix's best-loved songs like 'Purple Haze', 'Voodoo Child', and my personal favorite, 'Red House'. »

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Jimi Hendrix Biopic Moving Forward with Paul Greengrass, Legendary

7 May 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary Pictures is moving forward with its long-gestating Jimi Hendrix biopic, with Paul Greengrass on board to direct.

Sources close to the project say the delays stemmed from the fact that the Hendrix estate was not in favor of a biopic, but insiders now say they have come around. Scott Silver (“The Fighter”) will pen the script.

Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Janie Hendrix, John McDermott, Peter Afterman, Jillian Share and Josh Bratman will exec produce.

Greengrass last directed “Captain Phillips” for Sony and is expected to direct the next chapter in “Bourne” series later this year, with Matt Damon slated to return. The director is repped by CAA.

Variety sister site Deadline first reported the news.

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- Justin Kroll

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Time Machine: Pre-Ted Wahlberg - Bypassed for Best Actor Oscar - and Super-Model Wife on the Red Carpet

7 May 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham on the Oscars' Red Carpet Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham at the Academy Awards Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham in a red-and-golden outfit are pictured above on the 2011 Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony was held on Sunday, Feb. 27. Wahlberg, decades ago known as underwear model Marky Mark, was an Oscar nominee as one of the producers of Best Picture contender The Fighter – which ultimately lost to odds-on favorite The King's Speech. Mark Wahlberg was the only major player in the David O. Russell-directed boxing drama who failed to be nominated for an Academy Award in the acting categories. Co-stars Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, and Christian Bale were all shortlisted; Leo and Bale ended up winning in their respective supporting categories. Wahlberg, however, was a Best Supporting Actor nominee four years ago: for »

- D. Zhea

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Time Machine: Pre-Incredible Hulk Ruffalo and Wife Looking Stylish Together on Red Carpet

7 May 2015 1:58 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney on the Red Carpet Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney Oscars photo Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre at (almost) the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in downtown Hollywood. Ruffalo was a 2011 Best Supporting Actor nominee for his role as a chauvinistic male slob who disrupts the family life of a lesbian couple in Lisa Cholodenko's Best Picture contender The Kids Are All Right. The dramatic comedy co-stars Best Actress nominee Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson, and Mia Wasikowska. This was Ruffalo's first Academy Award nomination. As it turned out, The Kids Are All Right didn't win a single statuette on Sunday night. But at the 2011 Spirit Awards held the day before, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg's screenplay was chosen as the best of the year among independent films. »

- D. Zhea

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Meet the Ari Gold of the Art World

5 May 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

On April 30, under strings of fairy lights in the shadow of the phony Brooklyn in the New York Street backlot at Paramount Studios, at the start of the Paris Photo Los Angeles art fair, Hollywood muckety-mucks mixed with art-world types and assorted boldface names. There was Jim Berkus, the chairman of United Talent Agency, and the jolly Jeremy Zimmer, UTA’s CEO. There was David Hoberman, producer of David O. Russell’s The Fighter and the recent Muppets movie. And over there, Keegan-Michael Key from comedy duo Key & Peele settling into a conversation.It’s official: The Hollywoodification of the art world has begun. The interest is there on the movie-star end: Leonardo DiCaprio haunts Basel with his posse; Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Demi Moore, Judd Apatow, Jenji Kohan, and Jodie Foster go to Paris Photo; Jim Carrey’s a painter; and James Franco is a fully credentialed performance artist who showed at Pace Gallery. »

- Maxwell Williams

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Time Machine: Oscar-Nominated Director Russell Makes Fashion and Facial Statement

3 May 2015 8:35 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

David O. Russell makes fashion statement on the Oscars' Red Carpet David O. Russell: Fashion statement and Oscar nomination David O. Russell, a Best Director Oscar nominee for the surprisingly successful boxing drama The Fighter, makes both a fashion and a facial statement upon his arrival with guests at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. This was his first Best Director nomination. About five years ago, David O. Russell made headlines thanks to leaked videos showing him having a volcanic, expletive-filled confrontation with Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees – an ambitious all-star comedy that turned out to be much less successful than the bizarre behind-the-scenes video clips. (Check out Paul Rudd in a parody of the 'I Heart Huckabees' blow-up.) Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees alumnus Mark Wahlberg has said that he had to fight with Paramount »

- D. Zhea

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Wayward Pines Review – TV Fox

28 April 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The best thing about Wayward Pines, the new, short-run effort coming to Fox, is watching how it attempts to learn from the mistakes of similar shows that have come before.

From the less-than-stellar “remake” of The Prisoner with Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen, to the largely goofball Persons Unknown (which was, sort of, The Prisoner 2: The Group), and everything else in the “trapped in a town” genre, the story can’t work if the characters are empty plot devices.

Wayward Pines is a rare example of setting out with the tropes and traps of a genre in order to dodge the pitfalls inherent in telling a type of story that can never fully distance itself from the fact that it’s pretty goofy. The problem is that while the show clearly tries to look at what made other efforts fall apart, and do those things differently, it isn’t »

- Marc Eastman

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