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Titan Comics in excited to announce it will publish The Death of Stalin, which is the original graphic novel that inspired the upcoming Armando Iannucci (Veep, In The Loop) film of the same name. Fans can expect the novel to hit comic stores and bookstores in the fall. The film will feature an all-star cast of household names including, Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Simon Russell Beale (Into the Woods), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda), and Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development). Titan describes the novel: The Death Of Stalin is the story of a dictatorship plunged into madness. And it’s all based on truth. Joseph Stalin, the “Father of the People,” the man who reigned in absolute power over the people of Russia, had a stroke in the middle of the night on March 2nd 1953. He was declared dead two days later. Two days of fierce competition for the supreme power, »
Hulu's 9/11 drama is adding two to its ensemble.
Based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, the series traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, taking a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.
Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire) will play Richard Clarke, the counter-terrorism czar of the Clinton Administration. Reporting directly to President Bill Clinton for security and infrastructure protection, »
- Kate Stanhope
The presence of James Cromwell is always a very welcome one, and over his long career the actor has certainly built himself a very impressive filmography with appearances in L.A. Confidential, Star Trek: First Contact, Six Feet Under, The Green Mile, Boardwalk Empire, and, of course, Babe. Cromwell's latest project will see him stand toe to claw with some of our world's largest and... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
The Jurassic World sequel is being directed by J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls), based on a script by Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow (Star Wars: Episode IX, Jurassic World). Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Passengers) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Spiderman 3, The Help) reprise their roles as Owen and Claire while new additions include Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Rafe Spall (Black Mirror), Justice Smith (The Get Down), Ted Levine (Silence of the Lambs) and Daniella Pineda (The Detour).
The movie is expected to start filming this »
- Tai Freligh
“30 Seconds to Mars” frontman Jared Leto is set to make his feature film directorial debut with “77.” The movie, housed by Paramount, is a crime thriller set in 1974, following two police officers who team up to rescue abducted heiress Patty Hearst whilst concurrently investigating the murder of a comrade.
The script, adapted from the James Ellroy (“L.A Confidential“) novel, will be penned by David Matthews who is best known for his work on Netflix series “Narcos” and “Boardwalk Empire.” This will be Leto’s first feature length picture, after helming multiple music videos (under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins).
- Jay Hunter
Jared Leto will make his feature-length scripted directorial debut with the crime thriller “77” for Paramount Pictures. Dick Wolf and Tony Ganz of Wolf Films will produce, along with Leto. Emma Ludbrook will serve as executive producer under Leto and Ludbrook’s company, Paradox.
Leto previously directed the 2012 feature documentary, “Artifact,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. The film told the story of Leto’s band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, as they fight a relentless lawsuit with record label Virgin/Emi. He has also directed numerous music videos and commercials (under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins), as well as the docu short “Great Wide Open,” and the docu series “Into The Wild” and “Beyond the Horizon.”
- Jude Dry
Tony Sokol Feb 16, 2017
Jared Leto will direct his first feature for Paramount’s upcoming crime thriller 77, about the Patty Hearst kidnapping. The screenplay for 77 was written by David Matthews (Narcos, Boardwalk Empire) from an original screenplay by author James Ellroy, who of course wrote the book L.A. Confidential.
This isn’t Leto’s first time in the director’s chair. He directed the documentary Artifact, which won an award at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, the documentary series Great Wide Open, Into The Wild and Beyond the Horizon. He also directed music videos and commercials under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins. Leto won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his turn in Dallas Buyers Club. He will next be seen in Blade Runner 2049, which will star Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.
Set in 1974 Los Angeles, 77 centres around »
Leto previously helmed the documentary “Artifact,” which won an award at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. He has also directed numerous music videos and commercials under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins.
The story, set in politically charged 1974 Los Angeles, centers around two police officers who team up to recover kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst while simultaneously investigating the brutal murder of a fellow officer. They uncover not only relentless corruption and crime but a dark and violent conspiracy as well.
Hearst hid out in Los Angeles that year with her kidnappers from the Symbionese Liberation Army but managed to escape before six Sla members were gunned »
- Dave McNary
Jared Leto has signed on to direct Wolf Films’ period thriller 77 for Paramount Pictures. The film marks his feature-length scripted directorial debut. David Matthews (Narcos, Boardwalk Empire) writes from an original screenplay by L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy. Set in politically charged 1974 Los Angeles, the story revolves around two police officers who team up to recover kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst, while simultaneously investigating the brutal murder of a… »
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Jared Leto will make his feature film directorial debut with Paramount's crime thriller 77.
Leto previously helmed the 2012 documentary feature Artifact and the documentary series Great Wide Open, Into The Wild and Beyond the Horizon. He also has directed numerous music videos and commercials (under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins), winning over a dozen awards worldwide.
David Matthews (Narcos, Boardwalk Empire) writes from an original screenplay by author James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential). Set in politically charged 1974 Los Angeles, the story centers around two police officers who team up to recover kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst while simultaneously investigating the brutal »
- Rebecca Ford
The Oscar-winning actor’s scripted feature directorial debut is a crime thriller set up at Paramount based on an original screenplay by James Ellroy.
Wolf Film’s 77 takes place in 1974 Los Angeles as two police officers team up to find kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst while simultaneously investigating the murder of a fellow officer.
Their investigation uncovers corruption and a dark and violent conspiracy.
Leto directed the documentary Artifact, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, as well as a number of documentary series and music videos and comercials.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
While HBO execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels, they have to air programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.Scripted HBO shows listed: Animals, Ballers, Boardwalk Empire, The Brink, The Comeback, Divorce, Eastbound & Down, Game of Thrones, Getting On, Girls, Hello Ladies, Insecure, Jonah from Tonga, The Leftovers, Looking, The Newsroom, The Night Of, Silicon Valley, Togetherness, True Blood, True Detective, Veep, Vinyl, Vice Principals, Westworld, and The Young Pope.Last update: Most recent ratings for The Young Pope added.There's lots of data that HBO execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series. The ratings for initial airings don't play as large a role as they do on commercial stations but they are still an indication of »
Last week it was announced that Antoine Fuqua has vacated the director’s chair on Universal’s planned Scarface remake to focus on The Equalizer 2, and it looks like the studio is wasting little time in securing a replacement.
According to THR, Universal has identified a shortlist headed up by David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) and Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon). Mackenzie had previously been under consideration last year, but was passed over in favour of Fuqua.
The new Scarface has Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) attached to the lead role, which like both the 1932 and 1983 films, will follow an immigrant who turns to a life of crime in search of the American Dream. As revealed over the weekend, Joel and Ethan Coen are currently polishing the script, originally penned by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire). »
- Gary Collinson
Closed by Gaumont, the sale was in the seven figure range. A bidding war involved several distributors, including A24 and The Orchard, according to insiders. The film is a comic look at how Joseph Stalin’s stroke in 1953 threw the Ussr into chaos and inspired a mad power grab among his top advisers. It reunites IFC with Armando Iannucci. The company released the writer and director’s “In the Loop,” which earned Iannucci an Oscar nomination for its screenplay. He also created the Emmy-winning political satire “Veep” for HBO. Adrian McLoughlin plays Stalin. Iannucci specializes in a kind of four-letter filled lunacy and has long applied his rapier wit to taking down the pettiness of bureaucratic infighting in the likes of “In the Loop,” “Veep, »
- Brent Lang and Elsa Keslassy
A couple bits of news have come out today about Universal's go at a reboot of Oliver Stone and Brian De Palma's 1983 film, Scarface. The plan is to move the setting of the story from Miami to Los Angeles and make the rising drug king Mexican instead of Cuban. The studio plans to release this version in August of 2018. The Wrap is reporting that Joen and Ethan Coen have been brought on board to polish the script that was written by Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter. The Coen Brothers obviously have a long and lengthy history of crime cinema under their belts over the years. I do not believe we should look for the same level of absurdity as their personal work suggests as...
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Universal Pictures announced Friday that they will release a remake of Al Pacino’s classic crime tale “Scarface” on August 10, 2018, filling in a slot previously listed as “Untitled Universal Event Film.” The studio has Joel and Ethan Coen attached to the project to polish the script, which had been previously worked on by “Boardwalk Empire” creator Terence Winter. The plot will follow the basic framework of Pacino’s film, but will change it from a Cuban immigrant in Miami to a Mexican immigrant in Los Angeles. Antoine Fuqua was originally brought on to direct the film, but had to back. »
- Wrap Staff
Henry Dunham's Black List script from 2015, Militia, is moving forward according to a report over at Deadline. Jack Huston, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Ralph Ineson are attached to the project. Described as an intense character study mixed with suspense and violence, Militia is said to be in the vein of Heat, The Usual Suspects and Glengarry Glen Ross. The story picks up after a shooting at a police funeral by a suspected militia member. A recluse ex-cop and fellow militia man must then interrogate the suspected gunman in his own militia, before copycat attacks start a nationwide war. Huston (Ben Hur, Boardwalk Empire) is attached as “Gannon,” Morgan (The Walking Dead, Watchmen) as “Olsen” and Ineson (The Witch) as “Morris.” (Henry...
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Yesterday, the world was "completely taken by surprise" when it was reported that Ben Affleck will no longer be directing The Batman, and of course I am being sarcastic as Lrm has been talking about the decline of Affleck being attached to this project for years. Today, I was actually shocked when Variety reported that Antoine Fuqua has dropped out of the Scarface re-imagining project.
Fuqua is best known for his directorial work on Training Day in which Denzel Washington won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role and for the movie The Equalizer, also with Washington in the lead role. It turns out that both The Equalizer and Washington may be to blame for this as Fuqua has decided that he will not have enough time to complete both The Equalizer 2 and Scarface on time. Sony and Washington both want the sequel to The Equalizer out »
- Drew Carlton
Scarface is one of the most iconic crime movies ever made, so it is tough for some people to accept the idea of a remake, but the 1983 version of Scarface is, itself, a remake of the 1932 movie Scarface: The Shame of a Nation. So there is evidence that a remake can work and Universal is planning a modern day reimagining. Now, it looks like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Diego Luna is poised to be the new Tony Montana.
Variety is reporting that Diego Luna is attached to star in this new version of Scarface, which Universal wants to start filming this year. The production may have found a very important piece of the puzzle, but Variety is also reporting that the Scarface remake lost another very important one. Training Day and The Magnificent Seven director Antoine Fuqua has been attached to the movie for some time, »
Author: Jon Lyus
The latest remake of Scarface has been on the cards for about five years. Martin Bregman, one of the producers of the classic 1983 Al Pacino film, has been working with Universal to develop a new interpretation of the legend and today it was announced that Rogue One’s Diego Luna has been cast in the lead role.
The actor will next be seen in another re-make-quel-boot, Niels Arden Oplev’s new version of Flatliners with Nina Dobrev, Kiefer Sutherland and Ellen Page. Universal’s new Scarface film should propel Luna to a new, wider audience however there’s a good chance Antoine Fuqua won’t be directing him. Variety report that plans to move ahead with a sequel for the 2014 film The Equalizer are moving ahead very quickly, and the desire for a quick sequel has caused conflict in the scheduling.
Al Pacino works out his anger »
- Jon Lyus
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