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Robocop and Gambit writer to pen Boston Marathon film

25 March 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that RoboCop writer Joshua Zetumer has been hired to write the new film that will chronicle the aftermath of the bombing at the Boston Marathon 2013.

Adapting the non-fiction book by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge called Boston Strong, the new film has been in pre-production since last November, with Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) set to direct. Zetumer will rewrite an existing draft from screenwriters Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy (The Fighter), and was picked by the studio as he has most recently been working with them on the script for Gambit, the spin-off X-Men movie starring Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher).

The story is primarily based around the hunt for the bombers, which culminated in a chase around Boston which left a MIT policeman dead, as well as one of the bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The second bomber,

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is currently undergoing his trial for the bombings »

- Scott J. Davis

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Will The Fighter 2 Happen? Here's What The Producer Says

24 March 2015 10:27 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While biopics have been a successful genre in the move industry, they are also the hardest subset to engage in strategically. After all, a standard film about someone's life will usually cover all of the interesting parts in one sitting. David O. Russell's The Fighter knew to leave some events out of  the film's running time, in hopes of producing a sequel built on the continuing adventures of Micky Ward. It's been a couple of years since the first word of a possible sequel has broken out, but producer Todd Lieberman seems to walk the middle of the road when it comes to a possible sequel.   Collider caught up with Lieberman while he was doing the rounds on The Divergent Series: Insurgent, and the producer was asked about the potential sequel that's been in the works for around four years. The answer he »

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Boston Marathon Bombing Film Lands 'Gambit' Writer (Exclusive)

24 March 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

20th Century Fox has enlisted RoboCop writer Joshua Zetumer to adapt Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge’s nonfiction book Boston Strong, which chronicles the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. The studio picked up the project in November and attached Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa to direct. The Fighter writers Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy wrote a draft of the screenplay that piqued Fox's interest enough to bite. The studio then turned to Zetumer, who is already working with Fox on X-Men spinoff Gambit as a star vehicle for Channing Tatum. The Boston Strong project is moving forward at

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Movie Review: Accidental Love, the David O. Russell Movie He Didn’t Get to Finish

20 March 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

How does one assess something like Accidental Love? This is the movie that began life as Nailed, directed and co-written by David O. Russell back in 2008, after the critical and financial disappointment of I Heart Huckabees and before his Oscar-fueled career resurgence with The Fighter. Numerous production delays and troubles with financiers eventually led to the director leaving the project in 2010, reportedly with one day of shooting left. (His producers had already departed.) He has since disavowed it, and this highly compromised cut arrives credited to the Alan Smithee–like pseudonym Stephen Greene. It was quietly released on VOD last month and is now appearing in a smattering of theaters.So, nobody wants to have anything to do with the movie we have before us — which is understandable, since it’s something of a catastrophe. But it also has the quality of a medical cadaver: You can examine it and »

- Bilge Ebiri

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The 83rd Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

20 March 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

After a brief delay, this series has returned. Yes, once again I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week with previous Academy Award ceremonies, and while I’m going to be truing to do that, time will still tell. Again, if nothing else, this gives you an interesting look into my cinematic tastes. Over the course of the year you can sort of get a feel for what my current favorites are, but now we can look to the past a bit more. Alright then, here goes nothing folks…behold my picks: Best Picture – The Social Network The nominees here for this ceremony were 127 Hours, Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, »

- Joey Magidson

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Hollywood’s Most Infamous Feuds Between Actors and Directors

20 March 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Hollywood is not exactly a warm and fuzzy place where everyone gets along like best friends. That’s why so many film sets are hotbeds for drama. But no drama is more intense than the art-infused feuds between actor and director, because Art!

Here are some of the biggest and best actor-director fights in film history.

Mo’Nique and Lee Daniels

Let’s start with the most recent. After Mo’Nique won an Oscar for her role in Precious, she says Daniels told her she was blackballed for not playing the Hollywood game. Then recently she announced that she’d been offered roles in both The Butler and Empire, but never heard anything more until she learned Oprah and Taraji P. Henson were respectively playing what she’d been led to believe were her roles. Despite the struggles, Mo’Nique says she “could work with Lee Daniels tomorrow.”

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'Wayward Pines' Trailer: Matt Dillon Unravels a Mystery

19 March 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the first trailer that debuted last month, Fox has released the second trailer for their highly anticipated event series Wayward Pines. We reported in December that the series will be released on May 14 in more than 125 countries around the world, making it the largest global launch ever for a scripted series. The mystery thriller was developed for television by Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club, Runaway) and executive-produced by Donald De Line (Green Lantern, The Italian Job), Ashwin Rajan (Devil), Hodge and M. Night Shyamalan, who directed the premiere episode.

The series stars Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon (Crash) as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID. One of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office, he's the man who knew missing agent Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino) better than anyone. They were more than »

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Wayward Pines’ Latest Trailer Hints At A Bloody Mystery

19 March 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fox’s Twin Peaks-esque Wayward Pines is two months away from hitting our screens, and to muster up further intrigue into its bizarre premise, the network has dropped a new trailer.

In it, Terrence Howard wrangles a little extra footage as a creepy ice cream-lovin’ law enforcer (channeling Peaks‘ Dale Cooper with his sweet tooth one-liners). However, the main man of this show is Matt Dillon, a Secret Service Agent tasked with visiting the Northwestern ‘burg to unravel the mystery of two missing agents.

Along with Dillon, there’s a veritable ensemble all dipping into the crazy pool for their performances. Carla Gugino, Shannyn Sossamon, Reed Diamond, Tim Griffin, Juliette Lewis, Charlie Tahan, Melissa Leo, and Siobhan Fallon Hogan co-star as the town’s inhabitants. Glimpses at a bloody, shrieking Gugino and Leo dishing out words of wisdom up the sheer eeriness of the preview. Check it out above, »

- Gem Seddon

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Inside Hollywood Mogul Ryan Kavanaugh's Star-Studded Wedding to Model Jessica Roffey

14 March 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ryan Kavanaugh, the founder of Relativity Media, and model Jessica Roffey were married Friday in a private ceremony near Malibu, his rep confirms to People. Ryan Seacrest, Edward Norton, Katie Holmes, Pierce Brosnan and Zoe Saldana were just a few of the celebrities that attended low-key affair. The Fighter producer and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model held the reception in Nobu Malibu - not far from where Kavanaugh originally proposed last year. Following a private beach ceremony for their families, the newlyweds headed to Nobu Malibu for a private party with their friends. Guests were then serenaded by Steven Tyler »

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Melissa Leo Joins CBS Pilot ‘Lfe’

11 March 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Treme) has joined the cast of CBS medical drama pilot Lfe, from the Dan Jinks Co. and CBS TV. Written/co-executive produced by Paul Downs Colaizzo, Lfe is described as a high-octane medical procedural revolving around second-year residents at New York City's top hospital as they attempt to balance their god complexes with their humanity. Leo will play Julie, an attending physician in the surgical wing and a den… »

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'Jungle Book' Begins Shooting with Director Andy Serkis

9 March 2015 6:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's beloved classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis. Blending live action and performance capture, the film features an impressive roster of stars, including Oscar winners Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch.

The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.

The actors performing the roles of the story's »

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Filming Begins on Andy Serkis’ The Jungle Book – Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett

9 March 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Andy Serkis

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Blending live action and performance capture, the film stars Oscar winners Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch.

The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.

The actors performing the roles of the story’s central animal characters »

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Rosamund Pike set for The Deep Blue Good-By opposite Christian Bale

27 February 2015 7:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having enjoyed critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for her work in the superb Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike has wasted no time in choosing her next project.

Variety is reporting that the British actress is set to join Oscar winner Christian Bale (The Fighter, The Dark Knight Trilogy) in The Deep Blue Good-By, an adaptation of a Travis McGee novel to be directed by James Mangold, who worked with Bale in his 3:10 To Yuma remake in 2007.

Travis McGee is a detective in John D. MacDonald’s popular mystery series, and The Deep Blue Good-by was first published in 1964. The official synopsis of the story is:

Travis McGee is a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He.s also a knight-errant who.s wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule »

- Scott J. Davis

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Film Review: ‘Accidental Love’

25 February 2015 2:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At one point in “Accidental Love,” the movie’s crusading heroine flips on a TV and catches a glimpse of George A. Romero’s seminal 1968 zombie opus “Night of the Living Dead.” And, like one of Romero’s own restless undead, this mirthless, misshapen social satire cum romantic comedy has managed to crawl out of the early grave to which it was consigned in 2008, back when its title was “Nailed” and its director was David O. Russell. Pieced together by unknown parties after years stuck in litigation (resulting from the bankruptcy of financier David Bergetsin’s Capitol Films), “Accidental Love” turns out to be no “Margaret”-style diamond-in-the-rough, but merely a not-particularly-interesting curio from the low ebb of a great director’s career. Russell (credited here as Stephen Greene), original producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher, and the starry ensemble cast have understandably kept their distance from this opportunistic cash-grab release, »

- Scott Foundas

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Nicolas Cage, Zachary Quinto & More Join Oliver Stone's 'Snowden'

23 February 2015 8:02 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just after "Justified" star Timothy Olyphant took a supporting role in Oliver Stone's drama about Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden, the cast has expanded with even more talent. Deadline reports the film, which is now going by the title Snowden, is shooting in Munich already, and the confirmed additions to the cast include Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Tom Wilkinson (Mission: Impossible III), Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Joely Richardson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The only specific role detailed was that of Cage playing a former U.S. Intelligence official. The new additions join Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead as Edward Snowden with Shailene Woodley playing his girlfriend. he film is based on both Luke Harding’s The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man and Time of the Octopus, the novel from Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Nicolas Cage to re-team with Oliver Stone for Snowden

23 February 2015 6:34 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Joe) has joined an already stellar cast for Oliver Stone’s Snowden. Cage – who previously worked with Stone on World Trade Center – will play a former U.S. Intelligence Officer in the film.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in the title role as Edward Snowden, a whistleblower who was charged in 2013 with two counts of violation of the Espionage Act and Government theft. His story was told in Oscar winning documentary Citizenfour, directed by Laura Poitras, which claimed the Best Documentary prize at last night’s ceremony.

Shailene Woodley (The Fault in our Stars), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Rhys Ifans (Greenburg), Timothy Olyphant (Justified) and Tom Wilkinson (Belle) star in the film alongside the newly announced Cage.

Filming is underway in Munich at the moment, which will conclude in May ready for its newly announced release on Christmas Day.

 

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Nicolas Cage Joins Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

23 February 2015 3:50 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Nicolas Cage has joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s Snowden in the role of a former U.S. Intelligence official.  Cage joins a cast that includes, as previously revealed exclusively by Deadline, Joseph Gorden-Levitt in the title role of whistleblower Edward Snowden, Also in the cast is Shailene Woodley (Divergent), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek: Into Darkness), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), Joely Richardson (The Girl with… »

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

22 February 2015 3:33 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan »

- Steve Montgomery

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Poster and trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines

20 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

M. Night Shyamalan is heading into Twin Peaks territory this May with the upcoming event series Wayward Pines, which sees Matt Dillon starring as a U.S. Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents in small town America. Ahead of its May premiere, a poster and trailer have been released, and we have them for you here…

Based upon the novel Pines by Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines also stars Carla GuginoJuliette LewisMelissa Leo, Toby JonesShannyn SossamonReed DiamondTim GriffinCharlie Tahan and Terrence Howard.

Imagine the perfect American town… beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines. Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, “Crash,” “City of Ghosts”) drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, »

- Gary Collinson

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New Trailer Lands For M. Night Shyamalan’s Event Series Wayward Pines

19 February 2015 12:23 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been nearly a year since we were first introduced to M. Night Shyamalan’s creepy small town drama, Wayward Pines. That first sneak peek trailer hinted at a bizarre, dream-like serial – and this latest one from Fox continues to explore that Lynchian tone. Based on the novel Pines by Blake Crouch, the event series was developed for the small screen by Chad Hodge, with the aforementioned Sixth Sense helmer on board to produce and direct the pilot.

The limited series stars Matt Dillon as a Secret Service agent on the hunt for two missing federal agents in Wayward Pines, Idaho. As he ventures deeper into the town’s seedy underbelly, his investigation turns far more sinister than he imagined. Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, and Juliette Lewis also star as a ragatg crew of the town’s residents.

As I mentioned in my overview of the first teaser, »

- Gem Seddon

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