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Bale will apparently shoot this project in the spring if he ultimately signs on, according to Variety.
Leonardo DiCaprio had been tipped to star in the film, only to drop out earlier in October to take a hiatus from acting.
Steve Jobs in pictures »
It's a special "top ten day" to kick off fall film season. Lists all day long. Enjoy!
As we move into awards seasons it's a good time to think positively and hope for the best. Though AMPAS is too high profile to ever get an entirely fair shake (people will always take them to task because one man's treasure is another's junk and because it's easier to remember the gross dereliction of their duties more than their classy moments) they don't screw up all the time. Some Oscar wins are highly deserved no matter how you look at it. Though it seems weird to call this young decade "the Teens" already given that we've just left the pre-teens, that's what it'll surely be called when it wraps in December 2019
Most Deserving Oscar Wins Of 'The Teens' (thus far)
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables (2012 Supporting Actress)
"I Dreamed a »
- NATHANIEL R
No Leo, no problem. Less than two weeks after Leonardo DiCaprio broke off talks with Sony to play Steve Jobs, the studio has set its sights back on Christian Bale. See more Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Sources say Sony is beginning negotiations with The Fighter actor, who was originally eyed to play the late Apple Computer co-founder back when David Fincher was in talks to direct. The move comes after Bale's negotiations with Fox to star in The Deep Blue Goodbye hit a roadblock. Sources say Fox was trying to include sequel options for Bale to tackle the lead role of Detective Travis McGee in what is hoped
- Tatiana Siegel, Borys Kit
By Anjelica Oswald
Determining which producers can receive recognition at the Oscars for a best picture nomination has been debated for years, particularly since Shakespeare in Love (1998) won at the 71st Academy Awards. This could be up for debate again this year due to the potential exclusion of two Boyhood producers during the upcoming Oscars. As first reported by The Wrap, John Sloss, a lawyer and producer, and Jonathan Sehring, president of IFC Films — which financed and distributed the film — are listed as producers on the film, but they were not recognized by the Producers Guild of America (PGA).
The rules for producers and nominations have changed multiple times since 1999, with the most recent change made this year. The rule states that two-person producing teams could count as a single “producer” should the team meet specific requirements. Here’s a brief look at the history and controversy behind »
- Anjelica Oswald
Casey Affleck is working on a Boston Marathon bombing film.
The actor will produce and star in Boston Strong, reports Variety.
It centres around the massive manhunt sparked by the 2013 bombing.
The actor is currently shooting The Finest Hours, based on another book written by Sherman.
If you're going to make a movie about one of Boston's darkest hours, you'd better cast local, right? Right. Calling Casey Affleck! Variety reports Casey Affleck is now attached to star in the docudrama about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. He will also produce alongside John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), and Dorothy Aufiero (The Fighter). The movie may well be titled Boston Strong, after the non-fiction book by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge on which it is based. The Fighter screenwriters Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy penned the spec script, which focuses on the massive manhunt that followed the bombings, as well as exploring how the people of Boston reacted to this tragedy. At present, it's unclear what role Affleck will play in the narrative. Casey Affleck was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, but he and his family have strong ties to Boston. His father Timothy Byers Affleck worked at the Theater »
• Oscar nominee Casey Affleck will return to his native Massachusetts to star in and produce a film based on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The script written by Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy (The Fighter) is based on the book "Boston Strong" by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge and chronicles the massive manhunt to find the two men believed responsible for the bombings and the city's response to the horrific events. [Variety] • Steve Carell will continue his trend of taking on less comedic roles in an untitled thriller from director Gore Verbinski (The Lone Ranger). The film will be the third straight »
- Jake Perlman
No details were given about who Casey Affleck may be playing, but the story, based on the book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Boston Herald reporter David Wedge, centers on the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and the nationwide manhunt to capture the two men believed to be responsible for the deadly attack. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was apprehended four days after the bombing. The project will also examine how the city of Boston responded to the tragedy.
Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy (The Fighter) are writing the script after picking up the book's rights last July. The writers were unsure of whether or not to adapt the book into a feature or a TV mini-series at first. Entertainment One came on »
Given that he's starred in many Boston-set films, we’re starting to wonder if Casey Affleck has a standing order with his agents to send him everything that even so much as mentions the place. But we can see why the Massachussets native might be attracted to a new hot spec script about the manhunt that followed the 2013 attack on the Boston Marathon.The script, which has been adapted from Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge’s book Boston Strong by The Fighter duo Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, follows the huge Federal investigation into the bombing, which killed three and injured roughly 264 others on April 15, 2013.An unprecedented manhunt was launched to find Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother Dzhokhar, which resulted in the death of the former and the trial of the latter on terrorism charges.Tamasy and Johnson optioned the rights in July last year and considered turning the story into a miniseries, »
Last year, just a few months after the bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon, it was revealed that The Fighter writing duo Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy had been hired to adapt Boston Strong, a book by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge about the city's reaction to the Patriot Day attacks and also the hunt for the two siblings wanted in connection with the bombings. And now the project seems poised to move forward as Variety reports Casey Affleck is now attached to both star in and produce the film. The project will be taken out to studios as a film over the next week after a proposed plan for a miniseries didn't work out. The younger Affleck has laid pretty low on the big screen over the past few years, but amped things up last year with roles in Out of the Furnace and Ain't Them Bodies Saints. He also »
- Ethan Anderton
Casey Affleck has signed on to produce and star in a movie centred around the Boston Marathon Bombings of 2013. The film will be based on the book Boston Strong by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, with a screenplay from The Fighter scribes Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy. The pair optioned the rights to the book back in July 2013 and were originally planning to develop it as a TV series with EOne Entertainment onboard to produce. After that deal collapsed, they took the project to Affleck, who’ll not only star but co-produce the movie with his working partners, John Ridley and Dorothy Aufiero.
While the book has yet to be published, the subject matter is well known. During the 2013 Boston Marathon, a series of bombs disrupted the race, injuring many innocent civilians. One of the city’s biggest manhunts then began as officials sought to apprehend those responsible for the tragic event. »
- Gem Seddon
Massachusetts native Casey Affleck has just signed on to chronicle one of the saddest moments in his state’s recent history. He’s set to star in and produce Boston Strong, about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The Fighter scribes Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy wrote the script, based on the upcoming book by Casey Sherman and […]
- Angie Han
Hometown hero Casey Affleck will appropriately star in and produce the indie movie “Boston Strong,” which chronicles the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, who wrote the hit Boston movie “The Fighter,” wrote the script, which is based on the book “Boston Strong” by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge. The film will follow the epic manhunt to capture the two young men believed to be responsible for the tragedy and explore the city's reaction to the heinous events. Affleck will produce with his partner John Ridley, as well as Dorothy. »
- Jeff Sneider
No stranger to films set on his home turf, Massachusetts native Casey Affleck is attached to star and produce a film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Based on the book “Boston Strong” by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, the spec was written by “The Fighter” scribes Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy and follows the massive manhunt to apprehend the two men believed to be responsible for the bombings, as well as examining the city’s reaction following the events.
Affleck’s attachment should help in jump-starting the project as the producers get it ready to take out to studios in the next week. Tamasy and Johnson were still undecided on whether to make it a movie or TV series when they optioned the rights to the book in July 2013. EOne Television came last April on to develop it as a miniseries, »
- Justin Kroll
Caught in a Noreaster, two oil tankers were split in two and their crews tossed into the ferocious seas. It was up to the valiant effort of the coast guard to attempt a rescue.
Bana will play Daniel Cluff, a Coast Guard warrant officer who orders the lead character of Bernie (Chris Pine) to embark on this deadly mission, despite the objections of his wife.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
The drama is based on the true story of an immense 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission after one of the worst storms ever to hit the East Coast split two oil tankers in half. Eric Bana is playing Daniel Cluff, a Coast Guard warrant officer who orders Bernie (Chris Pine) to embark on this deadly mission, despite the objections of his wife. Four Coast Guard members set off in a lifeboat to rescue over 30 crew members who were stranded on the vessel as it began to sink, facing 70-foot waves and below-freezing temperatures along the way.
Casey Affleck, Graham McTavish, Josh Stewart, Ben Foster and Holliday Grainger are also confirmed to star in this thriller. Craig Gillespie is directing from a screenplay by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter), which was adapted »
Lone Survivor star Eric Bana is prized to take control of a tragic catastrophe for Disney’s The Finest Hours. The adaptation continues to acquire an impressive cast for this real-life tale of an ocean rescue mission.
The incident on which the movie is based concerns the heroic efforts of the Us Coast Guard, after two oil tankers are caught in a blizzard off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. The tankers were so severely damaged that they each split in half. The Finest Hours will focus on the human angle of the disaster.
Chris Pine and Casey Affleck have long-since been attached to headline the pic, with Ben Foster, Rachel Brosnahan and Kyle Gallner all in supporting roles. Bana will now complement that cast, as he’s set to play “Daniel Cluff, the deeply respected Coast Guard warrant officer and point supervisor to Bernie (Pine). Cluff orders Bernie to »
- Gem Seddon
If I had a massive fortune to play with, I would probably do what Megan Ellison has been doing with her production company Annapurna. She gives out decently sized budgets to filmmakers with a vision, resulting in some terrific films like Her and Zero Dark Thirty. It makes me happy producers out there are still willing to develop and make films with a unique point of view, even if they do not always appeal to me (i.e. Spring Breakers). Last year, Annapurna teamed up with David O. Russell for American Hustle, a film that was met with a lot of backlash that I still thoroughly enjoyed (it even made my top 10 of last year). Well, it looks as if the Russell/Ellison working relationship was a good one because Russell has signed up for a two-picture deal with Annapurna. There is no word yet on what those projects will end up being, »
- Mike Shutt
Megan Ellison will stop at nothing until David O. Russell wins that Best Director Oscar. Ok, maybe that sounds a little desperate, but after throwing Russell the cash to make his swinging crime picture "American Hustle," Ellison appears even more invested in the writer-director's future. Word comes from Deadline that the artistic patron has made a two-picture deal with Russell through her company, Annapurna Pictures. Since its 2011 inception, Annapurna has financed passion projects from notable filmmakers in a la carte fashion. Ellison swooped in to save films like Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," while nurturing ambitious scripts from the get go, like Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," Spike Jonze's "Her." A two-picture deal is a first for the company, a promise to back whatever Russell wants to do. What could be the next Annapurna/Russell collaboration? This past January, »
- Matt Patches
Next year’s full to bursting with potentially brilliant geek films, so to help, here’s our pick of 25 must-see movies out in 2015…
Compiling a list of next year's most exciting films is extremely difficult. What do you put in? What do you leave out? Those are some of the questions we've had to ask ourselves as we drew up the long-list of our most anticipated films of 2015. In an attempt to limit the number of sequels which can fill up a list such as this, we've left out something like Fast & Furious 7, even though we're fairly sure it'll be a lot of fun. With but two significant exceptions, we've excluded some of the films we were looking forward to this year that have been delayed until the next, such as Kingsman: The Secret Service and Frankenstein.
What we're left with, we hope, is a fairly broad selection of action and comedy, »
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