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From Hangover hunk to sexy Silver Linings star, there's no doubt Bradley Cooper has always been easy on the eyes, but he's also evolved into an A-list actor who's still as handsome as ever. "I actually got married three times on the way down here, I got so crazy in the mood," the blue-eyed hottie enthusiastically quipped to E! News in 2005 at the premiere for Wedding Crashers in which he played Rachel McAdams jerk-bf Sack. The charming actor then went on to star in the 2006 flick Failure to Launch alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey before going taking on roles in both 2008's Yes Man as well as the 2009 hit He's Just Not that Into You. While Cooper had already »
Brian Epstein, the man who discovered and managed The Beatles -- and died tragically young at the height of the band's fame -- is getting a biopic.
Epstein's story will be based on a graphic novel about his life called "The Fifth Beatle," the nickname Epstein earned for his role in shaping what would become the most famous band in the world. The graphic novel, released last month, was written by Vivek J. Tiwary, who will adapt his work for the big screen.
Tiwary (who's won multiple Tonys for producing) had been attached to write an Epstein biopic for several years, and his graphic novel was optioned for the big screen more than a year before it was published. But now the project has a director -- Peyton Reed, who helmed "Yes Man," "The Break-Up," and "Bring It On," among others -- and has the distinction of being the first »
- Katie Roberts
The Dark Horse Comics graphic novel centres around the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
It is the first feature film about The Beatles to secure music rights to the Lennon/McCartney back catalogue.
Illustrated by Andrew C Robinson, the book charts the short life of Epstein, who discovered the then-unknown band playing in a basement in Liverpool and helped steer them towards superstardom.
"It's a human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds - Brian was homosexual when it was a felony to be so, Jewish at a time of anti-Semitism, and from Liverpool when it was just a dingy port town," reads the official description.
"It's a story about staggering ambition yielding staggering success, through »
Dark Horse recently published The Fifth Beatle, a graphic novel account of Brian Epstein's life with The Beatles, written by the Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary with artwork by Andrew C. Robinson. A film deal was being talked about even before the book's November release, and that film is now officially underway, with Peyton Reed (The Break Up, Yes Man) just announced as director. Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook) is producing, along with Tiwary himself.Epstein was the guy who, against all odds, shepherded The Fab Four to global ultrastardom, getting them signed to classical/spoken-word label Parlophone when nobody else would take them, and wrangling them through the heights of Beatlemania. Yet for all the hoopla surrounding his public life, he remained a private individual, keeping his sexuality closeted, and struggling with gambling and drug addiction. He died of a barbiturate overdose in 1967, aged just »
(Cbr) The film adaptation of acclaimed graphic novel "The Fifth Beatle" has a director: Peyton Reed, as reported Wednesday by Deadline. Reed's past feature films include "Yes Man," "The Break Up" and "Down with Love," the latter set in a similar '60s time period as "The Fifth Beatle." "Fifth Beatle" graphic novel author and theater producer Vivek Tiwary wrote the screenplay, and will produce the adaptation with Bruce Cohen, an Oscar winner for 1999's "American Beauty." "The Fifth Beatle," illustrated by Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker, tells the story of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who guided the band from their early »
- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources
Peyton Reed (Yes Man) has signed on to direct The Fifth Beatle, an adaptation of the graphic novel about Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Graphic novel author Vivek J. Tiwary penned the screenplay, tracking Epstein's career as he "helped guide the band to international stardom as their manager, securing their first record deal at a time when no one else was interested, and successfully bringing them to the world stage with a scale and scope no music impresario had ever attempted." Epstein died of a drug overdose in 1967 at age 32. Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook) and Tiwary will produce The Fifth Beatle, slated to begin shoot in 2014. With a director on board, the filmmakers can start the search for their Epstein. See the press release after the break for more details. Reed is an interesting choice. All four of his features---Bring It On, Down With Love, The Break Up, Yes Man---are comedies, »
- Brendan Bettinger
Producers are touting “The Fifth Beatle” as the first-ever film about the Beatles to secure music rights to the Lennon/McCartney music catalog.
“From the moment I read Vivek’s graphic novel, I knew I wanted to be the person to bring Brian’s story to the bigscreen,” Reed said. “I’m a lifelong Beatles fan, obviously, but it’s Brian’s fascinating life that really blew me away and drew me to this project. He’s the ultimate outsider who, against all odds, »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Peyton Reed is set to direct The Fifth Beatle, an adaptation of the bestselling graphic novel about the last years of The Beatles manager Brian Epstein. The film is being produced by Oscar-winner Bruce Cohen and Tony-winner Vivek J. Tiwary. Tiwary, whose credits include Green Day’s American Idiot wrote the graphic novel and the screenplay. Reed, who helmed The Break-Up and Bring It On, finds himself in an enviable position as this is the first film about the Fab Four that has been granted unprecedented access to the John Lennon/Paul McCartney music catalog. Production will begin next year. Now that Reed is aboard, the next step will be securing an actor to play Epstein. Reed previously teamed with Cohen on the comedy Down With Love and he also helmed the Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man. “From the moment I read Vivek’s graphic novel, I knew I »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
We first reported on the project last October, when it was announced that this adaptation of Vivek J. Tiwary's graphic novel would be given full access to The Beatles music library. The story follows the life of Brian Epstein, who discovered The Beatles, helped secure their first record deal, and guided them to worldwide stardom. The plot will also explore his issues with sexuality and religion. Brian Epstein passed away in 1967 at the age of 32.
Here's what the director had to say about the story in a statement.
"From the moment I read Vivek's graphic novel, I knew I wanted to be the person to bring Brian's story to the big screen. I'm a lifelong Beatles fan, obviously, but it's Brian's fascinating life that really blew me away and drew me to this project. »
Sasha Alexander, star of the TNT original drama “Rizzoli & Isles,” and Clark Gregg, star of the ABC series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” will reveal the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. The nominations announcement will be telecast live on TNT at 9 a.m. (Et) / 6 a.m. (Pt) and webcast live on tntdrama.com and tbs.com. Prior to the announcement, this year’s stunt ensemble nominees will be unveiled during a live webcast at 8:50 a.m. (Et) / 5:50 a.m. (Pt).
Alexander has also been named social media ambassador for this year’s SAG Awards. During the six weeks leading up to the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony – which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt »
- Michelle McCue
If the average consumer hadn’t already wasted enough hours on Temple Run, Imangi Studios’ wildly successful endless runner, THR is now reporting that Warner Bros. is in negotiations to turn the app into a feature film, with David Heyman already attached to produce.
Though it is perfectly understandable that Warner Bros. would want to capitalize on Temple Run‘s current ubiquity (across its various incarnations, the Temple Run franchise has seen over 100 million downloads), one has to wonder how the studio plans to turn Temple Run‘s extremely simple set-up into a full-fledged motion picture. Currently, all Warner Bros. has been able to put forth is the following information:
The story would center on an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by demonic forces.
Not exactly the stuff that Oscar winners are made of, to be sure, but maybe sticking to the bare-bones concept »
- Isaac Feldberg
What the? Another cheap mobile video game heads towards becoming a movie. This time it's Temple Run, that very basic run-and-collect-points game that everyone plays in the subway, on the way to work, waiting at the Dmv, wherever else people need to pass the time. THR reports that Warner Bros is in negotiations to adapt the game with producer David Heyman (from the entire Harry Potter series, plus Yes Man, We're the Millers, Gravity) of Heyday Films attached to produce. There's not much for them to draw from, as the game is kind of a simplistic Indiana Jones meets Tomb Raider, but they still want to make a movie out of it. Temple Run the video game was first released in 2011 by Imangi Studios, and is designed as an endless running video game for mobile devices like Androids and iPhones. The game has since become a huge hit and can »
- Alex Billington
In today's unexpected adaptation news, Rob Letterman (Monsters vs Aliens) will be directing Captain Underpants for DreamWorks Animation. Nicholas Stoller (The Muppets) penned the adaptation of Dav Pilkey's series of children's books that center on the adventures of the title hero, created by fourth grade students, George Beard and Harold Hutchins. Originally published in 1997, Pilkey's series now spans ten books and three spin-offs, plus a Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Award in 2007. Hit the jump for more. Heat Vision reports that Letterman will tackle Captain Underpants for DreamWorks Animation. Letterman and Stoller previously filled respective director and writer roles on Gulliver's Travels. Letterman's other directorial efforts for Dwa include Shark Tale and Monsters vs Aliens, while Stoller's list of screenwriting achievements sports the live-action comedies, Fun with Dick and Jane, Yes Man, Get Him to the Greek, and The Five-Year Engagement. Stoller's more family-friendly fare includes 2011's The Muppets, and the upcoming film, »
- Dave Trumbore
Kick-Ass 2 didn't quite manage to set the box office alight this summer, but Universal will be hoping that much like its predecessor the superhero sequel finds a second life on DVD and Blu-ray, and the studio has now revealed that the film will hit DVD and Blu-ray just in time for Christmas. Here's the official press release, which includes a rundown of the bonus features...
The holidays will pack an extra punch this year as Kick-Ass 2, the second installment in the irreverent action-comedy franchise, comes to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand on December 17, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD on December 3, 2013. In addition to more than an hour of behind-the-scenes featurettes, filmmaker commentary, and extended scenes, the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also comes with an exclusive alternate opening.
- Gary Collinson
The holidays will pack an extra punch this year as Kick-Ass 2, the second installment in the irreverent action-comedy franchise, comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand on December 17, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD on December 3, 2013. In addition to more than an hour of behind-the-scenes featurettes, filmmaker commentary, and extended scenes, the Blu-ray Combo Pack also comes with an exclusive alternate opening.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Savages, Anna Karenina), Chloe Moretz (Carrie, Let Me In) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (This Is the End, Pitch Perfect) return for another action-packed, over-the-top round of extreme crime fighting, joined this time by Jim Carrey (Yes Man, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Donald Faison (Scrubs, Remember the Titans), John Leguizamo (Ice Age, One for the Money) and Morris Chestnut (The Call, Identity Thief).
The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, »
The holidays will pack an extra punch this year as Kick-Ass 2, the second installment in the irreverent action-comedy franchise, comes to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand on December 17, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD on December 3, 2013. In addition to more than an hour of behind-the-scenes featurettes, filmmaker commentary, and extended scenes, the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also comes with an exclusive alternate opening. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Savage, Anna Karenina), Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie, Let Me In) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (This is the End, Pitch Perfect) return for another action-packed, over-the-top round of extreme crime fighting, joined this time by Jim Carrey (Yes Man, Anchorman: The Legend Continues), Donald Faison ("Scrubs," Remember the Titans), John Leguizamo (Ice Age, One for the Money) and Morris Chestnut (The Call, Identity Thief). The Blu-ray™ »
Like chocolate and peanut butter, or whiskey and Diet Coke, or burritos and Tapatío, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are one of the most magical pairings known to man. The duo previously starred together in Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers (and to a really messed up extent as uncle and nephew in Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie), and now they are teaming up again for Devil’s Night. Devil’s Night is October 30th, the day before Halloween – and the day when the real fun happens. Anyone who has had Monday classes when Halloween fell on a Sunday can attest to this. Ferrell and Reilly will star as Leonard and Gabe, who become best friends on the holiday as children, but are also torn apart by its chaos and destruction. Fifteen years later, they are forced to reunite to save their neighborhood after Devil’s Night grows out of »
- Samantha Wilson
Following a hilarious tagteam of comedy in both Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and the superior Step Brothers, the dynamic duo of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will be back together again. The Wrap reports Ferrell and Reilly are attached to star in Devil's Night, a new comedy set up at Sony Pictures. The script comes from Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul (writers of Yes Man) and takes place on October 30th, the night before Halloween which is known as Devil's Night, the time when all the real mischief takes place. As you can imagine, Ferrell and Reilly are in on the craziness, but there's a genre twist. In what sounds like a project that could blend comedy and horror, likely in the same vein of The Watch, Ferrell and Reilly play Leonard and Gabe, once childhood best friends who enjoyed Devil's Night, until it ended up tearing their friendship apart. »
- Ethan Anderton
Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby duo Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are to team up for a third time as co-leads in Devil's Night, a new comedy from Sony which Ferrell is producing alongside Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues helmer Adam McKay. The script for the film has been written by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul, whose credits include the Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man.
According to The Wrap, Devil's Night "is set on October 30, when the real mischief and debauchery goes down. The unofficial holiday made Leonard and Gabe best friends as children, though it would eventually be responsible for tearing them apart. 15 years later, with Devil’s Night growing out of control, they must put their differences aside and reunite to save their neighborhood from utter destruction."
- Gary Collinson
While they shared the screen in Tallegada Nights, it was Step Brothers that really hammered home what Will Ferrell and John C. Rielly can achieve as a double act. Now the pair are teaming up again for Devil's Night, a new Halloween set comedy which sees the two play estranged friends who must team up after 15 years apart to save their neighbourhood from destruction during Devil's Night, an unofficial holidy where mischief and vandalism is let run riot. No doubt much hilarity, and hopefully a rap song, ensues. Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions will produce the film, working from a script by Yes Man scribes Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogul. No director or release date has been announced yet. via The Wrap »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
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