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Having been placed on the back burner while Ben Affleck, now donning the cape and cowl for Warner Bros., attended to matters in the DC expanded universe, the actor-cum-director’s adaptation of Live By Night is firmly back in the limelight once more. Having drafted in the likes of Scott Eastwood and Chris Messina of The Mindy Project fame in recent times, the Prohibition-era drama has now welcomed Brendan Gleeson aboard its star-studded cast.
Fresh from his role in Suffragette, word of Gleeson’s addition was first reported by Deadline, with the outlet confirming that the actor will portray the role of Affleck’s father. Adapted from Dennis Lehane’s acclaimed novel of the same name, the story of Live By Night orbits around Joe Coughlin (Affleck), the son of a respected police captain who flies in the face of his family name when he descends into a world of organized crime. »
- Michael Briers
Live By Night, the Ben Affleck-directed thriller in development over at Warner Bros., has struggled to get going in earnest no thanks to a number of scheduling compromises at the studio and within the core cast. Part and parcel of this prolonged production can be traced to Affleck’s involvement in the DC Expanded Universe, with the likes of Suicide Squad and, in particular, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice eating into any and all of the actor’s time.
However, as The Wrap reports, it was his involvement on the former DC project that has welcomed the arrival of Scott Eastwood to play Affleck’s brother in the adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s eponymous novel. Stepping into the world of organized crime, Affleck toplines the drama as Joe Coughlin, the son of a decorated police captain who flies in the face of his family name by venturing into »
- Michael Briers
It's no surprise that New Yorker Martin Scorsese is sticking with his home base Paramount, given that Brad Grey managed the filmmaker and produced "The Departed" (2006) before he took the studio reins as CEO. Scorsese immediately forged a producing deal and is now pacted with Paramount through 2019. Paramount distributed Scorsese's "Shutter Island," "Hugo," Rolling Stones doc “Shine a Light" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," and will open Scorsese and Jay Cocks' adaptation of Shusako Endo's 17th century missionary epic "Silence," starring Ken Watanabe, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson, in 2016. As Paramount pushes to bolster its lean production slate, it's also seeking more product from its many first-look production deals, including Michael Bay, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Jerry Bruckheimer and Mary Parent. Read More: What Happened to Martin Scorsese's $70-Million Short »
- Anne Thompson
Massachusetts native Denis Lehane has a knack for writing stories that translate well to the screen. Thus far four of his literary works have been adapted to major motion pictures (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island, and The Drop). Ben Affleck is committed to direct and star in the next film adaptation of Lehane’s work, […]
The post Dreamworks Buys Rights To Denis Lehane’s New Novel appeared first on FilmReview.com. »
- Jeff Bricker
The deal with Sikelia Productions means Paramount will develop The Devil In The White City to star Leonardo DiCaprio, Untitled Leonard Bernstein Project and mob drama The Irishman to star Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino.
Scorsese previously collaborated with the studio on The Wolf Of Wall Street, Hugo, Shutter Island, Shine A Light and No Direction Home and is preparing HBO drama series Vinyl with Paramount Television for 2016.
“Marty is one of our industry’s most prolific and celebrated filmmakers and he is also an integral part of the Paramount family,” said Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey.
“We are looking forward to many more years and many more great films at Paramount Pictures.” »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese has extended his current deal with Paramount through 2019, TheWrap has learned. “Marty is one of our industry’s most prolific and celebrated filmmakers and he is also an integral part of the Paramount family,” studio chairman and CEO Brad Grey said. “We are looking forward to many more years and many more great films at Paramount Pictures.” The studio has released Scorsese’s last three features, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Hugo” and “Shutter Island, and also released his feature-length documentaries “Shine a Light,” about the Rolling Stones, and “No Direction Home: Bob Dylan.” Also Read: Leonardo DiCaprio, »
- Joe Otterson
“Marty is one of our industry’s most prolific and celebrated filmmakers and he is also an integral part of the Paramount family,” said Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey. “We are looking forward to many more years and many more great films at Paramount Pictures.”
Paramount will release Scorsese’s historical drama “Silence,” starring Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield, with Scorsese producing and directing. Jay Cocks and Scorsese wrote the screenplay for the film, which has not set a release date.
The studio said the deal covers development of “The Devil in the White City,” directed by Scorsese, with Leonardo DiCaprio starring and producing with Jennifer Davisson. The movie is written by Billy Ray »
- Dave McNary
Lyon, France — An echo of his prolific career, colorful personality and enduring passion for movies, Martin Scorsese was celebrated by an impressive delegation of French and international film figures on Friday night in Lyon, where he received the Lumiere tribute.
The ceremony was emceed by Thierry Fremaux, the artistic director and general delegate of both Cannes and Lyon Lumiere film festivals. Fremaux, who created the festival seven years ago with vet French helmer Bertrand Tavernier to showcase heritage films, said the pair had dreamt of honoring Scorsese even since the festival was launched.
“This festival was created to celebrate the history of cinema, as well as passion and knowledge and Martin Scorsese embodies all these things in an absolute way,” Fremaux told Variety before the fest kicked off. Previous Lumiere tributes were awarded to Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodovar and Clint Eastwood.
Like a rock star, Scorsese walked into the jam-packed »
- Elsa Keslassy
To celebrate the release of gripping Channel 5 drama Tut, out now on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download, we’re giving 1 lucky winner the chance to bring home a Blu-ray of this astounding saga of one of history’s most extraordinary rulers! Starring Academy Award® Winner Sir Ben Kingsley (Schindler’s List, Shutter Island), Tut follows the
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Avalanche Studios have been inviting YouTubers to beta test and record footage of the upcoming video game "Just Cause 3" to give people an idea of the gameplay ahead of its release this December.
YouTube outlet LetsPlay strapped on Rico's wingsuit, grappling gun and parachute to give the game a go and the result is five twenty minute videos trying out this crazy world - mostly getting injured and involving themselves in the usual physics-defying shenanigans that come with the "Just Cause" franchise. The new game hits December 1st for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Untitled Shyamalan Project
Anya Taylor Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula and Haley Lu Richardson are set to join James McAvoy in M. Night Shyamalan's next supernatural thriller which is currently untitled. Shyamalan will write, direct and produce alongside his "The Visit" producer Jason Blum.
Joy and Buckley are signing on for lead roles opposite McAvoy, »
- Garth Franklin
DreamWorks has nabbed another hot literary title from one of the industry’s favorite authors.
The studio has acquired the future rights to Dennis Lehane’s next novel “Since We Fell,” sources tell Variety, after a heated bidding war this past summer that saw several studios vying for the rights to a proposal.
Ecco Press, which is a division of Harper Collins, is publishing the book, due out next fall as Lehane is still writing. Lehane will adapt the screenplay for the studio after he is finished with the novel.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but one insider describes it as a Hitchcockian thriller set in Boston. Sources say the new book by Lehane, best known for his New England-based crime dramas like “Mystic River,” “Gone Baby Gone” and “Shutter Island,” will be unlike anything he has written to date.
Lehane’s books have long garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, »
- Justin Kroll
Last summer, we reported that filmmaker Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go) is directing The Overlook Hotel, a prequel to the 1980 horror classic The Shining. Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead) signed on to write the screenplay back in April 2013, which is set several years before the events portrayed in The Shining. While promoting his directorial debut Truth, James Vanderbilt, who is producing The Overlook Hotel, revealed that they have a unique take on the story which will stand on its own.
"You want a real filmmaker like Mark doing it. Honestly I think people will really be excited about it, because it's not like '20 Years Before The Shining!' I don't want to give too much away about the story but the way Glen (Mazzara) cracked it and the way Mark (Romanek) has sort of cracked it, it's completely it's own film, which I think is super smart. »
"They all float down here". Cavity Colors' Pennywise sweater / shirt is available for pre-order now. Also in this round-up: details on the Telluride Horror Show, The Cutting Room, and new horror apparel from TeeFury.
Cavity Colors' Pennywise Shirt: "'World Eater' Crewneck Sweater ($37.00)
Limited Edition of only 100 (this item will never be reprinted) 80% cotton 20% polyester blend Fleece Split stitch double needle sewing on all seams Designed by Coki Greenway (art direction by Aaron Crawford) Pre-order - Ships in Mid-October
"World Eater" T-shirt / Girl T-shirt ($25.00)
Limited Edition of only 200 (this item will never be reprinted) Printed on our ultra soft Black 100% cotton T-shirts Designed by Coki Greenway (art direction by Aaron Crawford) Pre-order - Ships in Mid-October"
To learn more about the Pennywise collection, visit the Cavity Colors online shop.
Telluride Horror Show: Press Release: "Telluride, Co - The Telluride Horror Show has announced its second wave of films and a »
- Tamika Jones
The way a film starts and the way it ends can tell a lot about a movie, as well as the particular style of the director behind the project. Numerous films throughout history have had memorable opening and closing shots that have elevated the feature in question, while also taking on a life of their own as iconic moments in cinema.
Following his first exploration of first and final frames in film, vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney has revisited the topic in a new video, looking at 70 new films and how their opening and closing mirror each other. Swinney had this to say in the episode description.
After numerous requests, I finally decided to create a sequel to “First and Final Frames”. Part II plays the opening and closing shots of 70 films side-by-side. Like the first video, some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while »
- Deepayan Sengupta
At 72 years old, legendary director Martin Scorsese is still churning out hits, with his last film, The Wolf of Wall Street, earning over $392 million worldwide and earning five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. The filmmaker recently wrapped production on his next film, Silence, starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe, which hits theaters next year. Fans can see him in front of the camera in the new thriller Campus Code, which is currently available through Digital HD and VOD platforms such as Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vimeo, Vudu, and Xfinity as well as On Demand with Charter, DirecTV, Verizon and Vubiquity. Today we have an exclusive clip that helps set up this unique plot, while showcasing Martin Scorsese's cameo.
After Ari (Jesse McCartney) falls from a 13-story building and walks away without a scratch, a group of students begin to sense something is amiss on their college campus. »
Chicago – The anchoring presence of actress Patricia Clarkson has been familiar to movie audiences for the last three decades. From her debut role as Elliott Ness’s wife in “The Untouchables,” to her role currently as a just-divorced New Yorker in “Learning to Drive,” Clarkson brings depth and character to all of her roles.
“Learning to Drive” is a transition story for the two main characters. Patricia Clarkson is Wendy, a successful book critic in New York City. whose husband has just walked out on her and seeks a divorce. Devastated, she looks to resume her life, and part of it means finally learning to drive. Darwan (Sir Ben Kingsley) is her driving instructor, a Sikh from India going through a transition of his own. The two disparate souls help each other in essential ways, and at the same time weather the storm of some extreme life changes.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Chicago – The presence of Sir Ben Kingsley – yes, he was knighted in his native Britain – is the first thing that commands a room. The regal and precise actor, who was awarded an Best Actor Oscar for his definitive performance in “Gandhi,” is back portraying a native of India in his latest film, “Learning to Drive.”
The film is a transition story for the two main characters. Darwan (Kingsley) is a Indian Sikh who gained political asylum in America shortly before September 11th. He is a driving instructor, and encounters a new student in Wendy (Patricia Clarkson). The woman is going through a bitter divorce, and is using the potential of learning to drive to gain more freedom. The two disparate souls help each other in essential ways, and at the same time weather the storm of some extreme life changes.
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
'The Audition' poster with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese short 'The Audition' pulled from Venice Film Festival No major international film festival is worth its mainstream U.S. media salt unless there's at least one screening featuring the latest work of a major Hollywood name. The Venice Film Festival is surely no exception, especially as it's the year's final internationally renowned European movie fest, held shortly before the fall – i.e., awards – movie season begins. Well, one work by a top Hollywood name will no longer be available at Venice: The Audition, a short film directed by and featuring veteran Martin Scorsese, has been pulled out. "We have just been informed by the production that due to unexpected technical problems the film could not be here in time," festival organizers said in a statement earlier today, Sat., Aug. 29, '15. According to The Hollywood Reporter, »
- Anna Robinson
A new trailer for independent movie Campus Code sets up an intriguing premise: how did a young man (Jesse McCartney) survive getting pushed off a tall building? The young man and his friends visit a doctor, who examines the college student and concludes: "Everything checks out alright." Then the doctor turns around and … it's Martin Scorsese! Why is he showing up in a trailer for a low-budget sci-fi flick? Nowadays, Scorsese is best known for his sprawling, big-budget, award-worthy epics, movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo, and Shutter Island. Long before that, however, Scorsese was a struggling filmmaker in New York who made movies on the cheap. He established relationships with talented people early on in his career, and his loyalty began...
- Peter Martin
Last we reported on Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Live By Night, it had slipped down the actor-director’s pecking order as he focused attention on donning the cape and cowl for Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. But with a November start date fast-approaching, Affleck is ready to assemble his cast and crew for the crime drama, itself an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s (Shutter Island) eponymous novel.
The latest star to enter talks to board the thriller is The Mindy Project and The Newsroom alum, Chris Messina, who could reunite with his Argo co-star should this deal pan out. Rather than a tense hostage situation, Live By Night would have Messina step into the role of Affleck’s literal partner in crime. Then again, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller and Zoe Saldana are all still circling the gestating project, which has suffered setbacks due to Affleck »
- Michael Briers
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