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Star Trek 3 Director Shortlist Down to Five; Apes Director Rupert Wyatt Considered the Frontrunner

15 December 2014 9:10 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A couple weeks ago, we got the joyous news that Roberto Orci would not be directing Star Trek 3.  Although Edgar Wright's name was floated as a possible replacement, five other choices have emerged with Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt as the frontrunner.  Paramount is apparently high on Wyatt for the gig, and he's met with the studio.  But Deadline reports there are four other directors who might be steering the Starship Enterprise to its new destination. Hit the jump for more on Paramount's candidates for their Star Trek 3 director.  Paramount is aiming to release the film in 2016, which would mark the series 50th anniversary. [Update: One of the directors has taken himself out of the running.  More after the jump.] According to Deadline, Paramount is also considering Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 3 – 6), and Duncan Jones (Source Code). Breaking down the choices, Tyldum could become a very hot director depending on »

- Matt Goldberg

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'Star Trek 3' Eyes 'Planet of the Apes' Director

15 December 2014 7:59 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures decided against hiring Roberto Orci to direct their upcoming sequel Star Trek 3, despite the studio getting ready for an early 2015 start date. The race is on to find a new director. And now, Paramount and producer J.J. Abrams have narrowed their search down to five contenders. Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt is at the top of the list.

Also being considered to direct the sequel, which J.J. Abrams left behind to focus on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, are Morten Tyldum, who just released The Imitation Game in time for awards season. Daniel Espinosa, director of Safe House who just wrapped on Child 44 with Tom Hardy. Fast & Furious director Justin Lin, who became available after The Bourne Legacy sequel with Jeremy Renner was pushed back to make way for Matt Damon's return. And finally, Duncan Jones, the director behind Source Code and Moon. »

- MovieWeb

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Daniel Espinosa In Talks To Direct Boston Strong As Casey Affleck Departs Marathon Bombing Drama

19 November 2014 7:18 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

How soon is too soon? 20th Century Fox is already developing Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge’s still-unpublished Boston Strong, about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, into a feature film, and now we’re hearing that the project is close to gaining a helmer – Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is in talks to direct. It’s not all good news for the film, however, seeing as the previously attached Casey Affleck has reportedly dropped out.

Espinosa, who is currently putting the finishing touches on Soviet Union-set period thriller Child 44, has been extremely in demand since directing Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington in the aforementioned 2012 action-thriller. His name has also recently come up in association with the Jo Nesbo adaptation Blood on Snow and John Grisham pic The Racketeer, though he’s not officially attached to either project.

As for Affleck, the star became attached to star and produce in October, but »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Daniel Espinosa Will Possibly Direct Boston Bombings Film ‘Boston Strong’

19 November 2014 2:10 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Safe House director Espinosa has stepped up to direct the planned movie based around the 2013 Boston bombings, Boston Strong. Espinosa, whose next film to hit the big screen in Child 44 with Ton Hardy and Gary Oldman, is officially in talks with 20th Century Fox to helm the film, which was set to star Casey Affleck, who we believe has just exited the project for unknown reasons.

The film will be based on the forthcoming book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge. The book is said to ‘chronicle the aftermath of the bombing, specifically the massive manhunt for the perpetrators and the city’s reaction to the tragedy.’

Source: Variety »

- Paul Heath

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Safe House Director Daniel Espinosa May Helm Marathon Bombing Drama Boston Strong for Fox; Casey Affleck Departs

18 November 2014 2:02 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Boston Marathon bombing drama has found a director and a studio, but it’s lost its star.  Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has acquired Boston Strong, which is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa in talks to take the helm.  Casey Affleck was previously attached to star when it was looking for a studio home, but his deal eventually fell apart.  The Fighter scribes Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy penned the script, which follows the massive manhunt for the two men responsible for the tragic Boston bombing in 2013.  More after the jump. News of these developments for Boston Strong comes via Variety, which adds that EOne Television was originally developing the project as a miniseries before those plans fell apart.  No reason is given for Affleck’s departure, but he was certainly a draw to the film. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Fox Acquires Boston Marathon Drama for ‘Safe House’ Director (Exclusive)

18 November 2014 1:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

20th Century Fox has moved fast to acquire rights to Boston Marathon spec “Boston Strong” with “Safe House” filmmaker Daniel Espinosa in talks to direct, sources confirm.

Hutch Parker and Dorothy Aufiero will produce the drama, which is based on the book by Casey Sherman and former Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge.

Boston Strong” 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.

Casey Affleck had originally been attached to star in (as well as produce) the real-life drama, but his deal eventually fell apart, according to insiders.

The Fighter” screenwriters Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy wrote the script. The duo optioned the rights in July 2013.

EOne Television had also been attached to the project last April on to develop it as a miniseries, but those plans fell apart earlier this summer. »

- Justin Kroll

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Sundance Selects Acquires Trio Of Hot Danish ‘Department Q’ Thrillers

11 November 2014 2:19 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

With this Sundance Selects acquisition, North American moviegoers are poised to fully discover a series of films that has been thrilling audiences in Denmark over the past year. The distributor has picked up rights to hot Danish titles The Keeper Of Lost Causes and The Absent One, as well as the forthcoming A Conspiracy Of Faith. The films are all adaptations of the bestselling Department Q series of novels written by Jussi Adler-Olsen. The first two, directed by Mikkel Norgaard, have both been huge hits at the Danish box office. The Keeper Of Lost Causes sold more tickets than any other movie in the market in 2013 with 725K admissions and about $11M in receipts. Last month, The Absent One was released in local cinemas and shot to the top of the year’s chart with over $10M off 700K admissions. A Conspiracy Of Faith, which is currently in pre-production, is »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman join Lion

31 October 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman have signed on for Lion.

The pair will star in Garth Davis's drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Patel will take on the role of a street kid from Kolkata who is adopted and brought to live in Australia.

Hugh Jackman was rumoured for the project, but his agent has denied any involvement.

Patel will be seen in the upcoming Child 44, The Road Within, Vincent Wants to Sea and The Man Who Knew Infinity.

Kidman can currently be seen in Before I Go to Sleep.

Lion is based on the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. »

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Patel and Kidman cast in Lion

30 October 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman will star in Lion, a drama based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, an Indian-born Australian who found his birth mother 25 years after they were separated. Patel will play the lead with Kidman as his adopted mother in the film to be directed by Garth Davis, who co-directed Top Of the Lake with Jane Campion. The Hollywood Reporter broke the casting news. Negotiations are underway with an Australian actor to play Brierley.s adopted father. Another key role is Saroo's Aussie girlfriend. Luke Davies, the screenwriter on Anton Corbijn's upcoming Life produced by See-Saw Films, has adapted Brierley.s memoir A Long Way Home. The producers are See-Saw Films. Emile Sherman and Iain Canning and Aquarius Films. Angie Fielder. The executive producers are Sunstar Entertainment's Andrew Fraser and Shahen Mekertichian. Shooting starts in India in January. The Weinstein Co. paid $US12 million for worldwide rights excluding Australasia, »

- Don Groves

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BBC America Co-Producing ‘London Spy’ Miniseries with Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent

17 October 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

BBC America will co-produce a five-part miniseries, “London Spy,” starring Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Edward Holcroft, the cabler announced Friday.

Co-produced by BBC Two and produced by Working Title Television, “London Spy” centers around a chance romance between two people from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess. Danny (Whishaw) — gregarious, hedonistic, romantic and adrift — falls for the anti-social, enigmatic and brilliant Alex (Holcroft). Just as the two of them realize that they’re perfect for each other, Alex disappears. Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex and codified world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.

The series was created by “Child 44″ author Tom Rob Smith and is directed by Jakob Verbruggen. “’London Spy’ has gathered an exceptional cast and a visionary director. »

- Laura Prudom

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Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling join BBC Two thriller London Spy

16 October 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling are to star in London Spy.

The pair will appear alongside Ben Whishaw and Edward Holcroft in the new BBC Two espionage thriller.

The five-part series - from Child 44 author Tom Rob Smith - will begin filming in London next month.

Whishaw will play Danny, described as an "innocent, young romantic" who gets caught up in a world of espionage and conspiracy.

The series will be set on a London street that houses the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service on one side and the headquarters of the gay clubbing scene on the other.

Whishaw's Danny falls for the antisocial Alex after a chance encounter, but when Alex suddenly disappears he must decide whether he has what it takes to find out what happened to him.

Author Smith said: "Ben Whishaw is quite simply one of the best actors in the country. It's an extraordinary privilege, »

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Ex-Worldview CEO sues company

15 October 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The former CEO has struck back in an escalating war and filed a $55m lawsuit against Worldview and its principals, citing breach of fiduciary duty and defamation and seeking to liquidate the company.

The move comes on the eve of the release of Worldview-backed Birdman and follows Worldview’s own suit lodged last week against Woodrow, claiming he embezzled funds and defrauded the company to the point where it was left “impoverished and imperiled.”

Woodrow’s lawyers filed papers in New York on October 15 that cite as defendants Worldview Entertainment, Worldview COO Molly Conners, Worldview backers Maria Cestone and Sarah Johnson, as well as Worldview investors Prospect Point Capital and Roseland Ventures.

The legal action seeks damages for defamation and breach of fiduciary duty and requests the recovery of personal property confiscated on the day Woodrow was barred from entering the corporate offices leading to his “wrongful suspension as CEO” in May 2014.

The claim also seeks the reinstatement »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Chris Woodrow sues Worldview

15 October 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The former CEO has struck back in an escalating war and filed a $55m lawsuit against Worldview and its principals, citing breach of fiduciary duty and defamation and seeking to liquidate the company.

The move comes on the eve of the release of Worldview-backed Birdman and follows Worldview’s own suit lodged last week against Woodrow, claiming he embezzled funds and defrauded the company to the point where it was left “impoverished and imperiled.”

Woodrow’s lawyers filed papers in New York on October 15 that cite as defendants Worldview Entertainment, Worldview COO Molly Conners, Worldview backers Maria Cestone and Sarah Johnson, as well as Worldview investors Prospect Point Capital and Roseland Ventures.

The legal action seeks damages for defamation and breach of fiduciary duty and requests the recovery of personal property confiscated on the day Woodrow was barred from entering the corporate offices leading to his “wrongful suspension as CEO” in May 2014.

The claim also seeks the reinstatement »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘The Absent One’ Breaks Danish Records; Sequel On The Case For Local Pics (Video)

7 October 2014 5:16 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The sequel to last year’s highest grossing local film has just set new records at the Danish box office. And that’s welcome news in an uncharacteristically soft year for homegrown titles thus far. The Absent One, the second installment in director Mikkel Norgaard’s adaptations of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q series of novels, scored the best opening week ever for a local title (including previews) with 194,545 admissions after releasing October 2. Excluding previews, The Absent One (see trailer below) sold 131,480K tickets at the weekend, giving it the 3rd best opening frame ever for a Danish film. The biggest local movie at this point is comedy Klassefesten 2 – Begravelsen with about $9M in box office, but it is one of only two Danish movies in the Top 10. Last year, local pics sold 4M tickets with five sharing the Top 10 with Hollywood by the end. So far this year, Danish »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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‘The Absent One’ Breaks Danish B.O. Records

6 October 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– “The Absent One,” The Zentropa-produced film adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s bestselling book, has been breaking the Danish box office.

Released on Oct. 2 by Nordisk Film Distribution, the movie has sold over 131.000 admissions during its first weekend. TrustNordisk handles international sales.

 

So far it the film has sold 194.500 tickets including pre-screenings. It’s Denmark’s highest-grossing opening week for a local film ever.

 

The early performance of “The Absent One” even surpasses the score of “The Keeper of Lost Causes,” another film adaptation of a Jussi Adler-Olsen crime novel which was directed by Mikkel Nørgaard and lured 725.000 Danish moviegoers, topping the local box office in 2013.

 

Nørgaard has been lining up hits. His 2010 movie, “Klown — The Movie,” was also major B.O. success in Denmark.

 

“The Absent One” reunites Lie Kaas (“A Second Chance”) and Fares Fares (“Child 44″),  the duo of “The Keeper of Lost Causes.” The film »

- Elsa Keslassy

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The top 25 must-see movies of 2015

2 October 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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, »

- ryanlambie

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TrustNordisk Sells Susanne Bier’s “A Second Chance” to France, U.K.

25 September 2014 3:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TrustNordisk has closed major European sales on Susanne Bier’s “A Second Chance” following its European premiere at San Sebastian.

The Zentropa-produced drama, which opened at Toronto, was acquired for France (Kmbo) and the U.K. (Vertigo).

Pic, which was penned by Anders Thomas Jensen, has now sold nearly worldwide.

“The universal themes in Susanne Bier’s films connect with distributors and audiences all over the world and ‘A Second Chance’ is no exception. With the above sales and ongoing negotiations in Us, we are close to sold out on this extraordinary film,” said TrustNordisk CEO Rikke Ennis.

Starring Nikolaj Coster Waldau (“Games of Thrones”), Ulrich Thomsen (“Banshee”), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (“Child 44″) and Maria Bonnevie (“The Shamer’s Daughter”).

Sisse Graum Jørgensen produced for Zentropa Entertainments34, in co-production with Zentropa International Sweden, FilmFyn and Film i Väst.

Nordisk Film Distribution will release the movie on Jan. 15 in Scandinavia. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Bifa Joint Directors Stepping Down; Ben Whishaw Toplines ‘London Spy'; More

23 September 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Long-standing and admired directors of the British Independent Film Awards, Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, will jointly step down from their posts at the end of this year. The org announced the surprising news today; their departures will follow the 17th awards ceremony to be held on December 7. The BIFAs were founded by Raindance in 1998 and run under the Raindance umbrella until 2006, when Collinson and von Fishcer became joint directors. They have produced the show since 2001. The awards now will  return to Raindance, and the new structure is to be defined later in the year. The BIFAs are akin to the Indie Spirit Awards and have become an important feature on the awards season trail in the UK. “It has been a tough decision to move on from Bifa, but we are ready to take on new challenges and excited about embarking on a fresh chapter in our careers, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Casting: Whishaw, Connolly, Reiser, Fugit, Mackie

19 September 2014 2:32 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

London Spy

Ben Whishaw ("Cloud Atlas," "Skyfall") has been cast as the lead in the upcoming five-episode drama "London Spy" for BBC Two and Working Title Television. "Child 44" author Tom Rob Smith is penning the series.

Whishaw plays Danny, a hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into the dangerous world of British espionage. He falls for the anti-social Alex who suddenly disappears.

Fantasly Life

Kevin Connolly ("Entourage") is attached to star in the office comedy "Fantasy Life" which Fox has given a put-pilot commitment. The potential series is an adaption of Espn analyst Matthew Berry's best-selling book of the same name.

Connolly would play a regular guy who lands his ultimate dream job working in the fantasy sports department at a major sports network.

Untitled Concussion Movie

Paul Reiser has signed on for a role in the Peter Landesman-directed, Will Smith-led untitled football concussion movie at Scott Free and Sony Pictures. »

- Garth Franklin

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Ben Whishaw to star in BBC Two’s London Spy

19 September 2014 12:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Skyfall’s Q Ben Whishaw will show off his own secret agent skills in London Spy…

Ben Whishaw is probably best known nowadays as the man who sat in the National Gallery with James Bond and disappointed him with a ‘hardly Christmas’ offering of a gun and a radio.

He has tackled lots of other interesting roles though, including several central parts in Cloud Atlas and a recurring role in BBC drama The Hour. He has also just finished a run with Judi Dench on the West End and has recently replaced Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington Bear.

Now, the BBC want him back, and have offered him a chance to use a few guns and radios of his own in their new five-part BBC Two drama London Spy.

Whishaw will play the eponymous London spy, real-name Danny, described as "a gregarious, hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into »

- rleane

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