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Matt Damon to Reprise Role in 5th Bourne Movie

9 November 2014 10:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Batman isn't the only one beefing up for the big screen. While celebrating season 4 of Project Greenlight on Friday, Ben Affleck - who will make his debut as the caped crusader in 2016 - joked that his best buddy Matt Damon is set to give his fit physique some serious competition. "Well, [Damon's] going to be doing a Bourne movie next fall when I've just completely lost any semblance of physical fitness," Affleck, 42, told E! News. Damon, 44, later confirmed Affleck's announcement. "Yes, next year," he said. The actor, who starred in the first, second and third films, did not return for the latest movie, »

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Matt Damon to Reprise Role in 5th Bourne Movie

9 November 2014 10:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Batman isn't the only one beefing up for the big screen. While celebrating season 4 of Project Greenlight on Friday, Ben Affleck - who will make his debut as the caped crusader in 2016 - joked that his best buddy Matt Damon is set to give his fit physique some serious competition. "Well, [Damon's] going to be doing a Bourne movie next fall when I've just completely lost any semblance of physical fitness," Affleck, 42, told E! News. Damon, 44, later confirmed Affleck's announcement. "Yes, next year," he said. The actor, who starred in the first, second and third films, did not return for the latest movie, »

- Anya Leon

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Matt Damon Will Reprise His Role As Jason Bourne

9 November 2014 10:14 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

All Matt Damon needed was for director Paul Greengrass to say yes. Greengrass and Damon, who teamed up for two of the Bourne films — Supremacy and Ultimatum — declined to do The Bourne Legacy, which ended up focusing on Jeremy Renner as another agent. Well, it looks like the franchise will reinstate the dream team, as the pair are shooting the film for release in 2016. "Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that's all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes," Damon told E! News. It was actually biffle Ben Affleck who spilled the beans: Both were on hand for the red carpet of Project Greenlight when Affleck said that Damon would be reprising his role as Jason Bourne just as he's "just completely lost any semblance of physical fitness." Maybe a Batman cameo would inspire him to keep fit? »

- E. Alex Jung

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Matt Damon says he's Bourne again, with Paul Greengrass directing, in 2016

9 November 2014 7:40 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Looks like the rumors were true: Matt Damon says he will be back on screen as Jason Bourne. "It'll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out," Damon told E! Friday. "Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that's all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes." Greengrass directed The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, the second and third films in the series. Neither Greengrass or Damon returned for the fourth and most recent film in the series, 2012's The Bourne Legacy.  Although Damon long has been vocal about wanting to re-team with Greengrass, »

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Matt Damon to Begin Shooting New Jason Bourne Movie Next Fall

9 November 2014 6:03 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Universal Pictures previously revealed that it's moving forward with another Jason Bourne film that will bring back Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum). E! News recently had a chance to speak to Damon and Ben Affleck, with Affleck revealing that filming on the new movie will begin next fall. "[Damon is] going to be doing a 'Bourne' movie next fall," he said. Damon added: "It'll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. [Director] Paul Greengrass is going to do another one." It's believed that Damon's "Jason Bourne" movie will be released on July 15th, 2016, the date originally assigned to Jeremy Renner's "The Bourne Legacy" sequel. It's still not clear whether Renner will appear in Damon's film. »

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Damon Confirms Next "Bourne" Film Plans

8 November 2014 6:23 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Matt Damon has confirmed that he's set to reprise the role of Jason Bourne in a new entry in the series for Universal Pictures.

It was reported back in September that, after months of rumors, Damon and filmmaker Paul Greengrass had entered negotiations to do another Bourne film together which would go first before the Jeremy Renner-led follow-up to "The Bourne Legacy".

During a "Project Greenlight" red carpet interview with E! Online on Friday, Damon's friend Ben Affleck mentioned the news:

"Well, [Damon's] going to be doing a Bourne movie next fall when I've just completely lost any semblance of physical fitness. So..."

Damon himself quickly confirmed it:

"Yes, next year. It'll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that's all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes."

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Matt Damon confirms Bourne franchise return: 'It'll be out in 2016'

8 November 2014 4:12 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matt Damon has confirmed that he will star in a new Bourne film.

The actor and director Paul Greengrass were reported to be in talks to return to the franchise earlier in the year, despite previously ruling out a follow-up to The Bourne Ultimatum.

Damon's departure from the franchise led to Jeremy Renner stepping in as new character Aaron Cross for 2012's The Bourne Legacy.

E! News recently quoted Ben Affleck as saying that Damon had inked a deal to return to the film series, leading the Jason Bourne actor to later confirm his involvement.

"[We'll shoot it] next year," Damon told the news channel. "It'll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out.

"Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that's all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes."

Renner has expressed interest in teaming up with Damon for a future Bourne movie.

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TV News: Gotham, Minority, HBO, Cards

7 November 2014 2:08 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Gotham

Official publicity stills from the upcoming ninth episode of Fox's "Gotham" introduce idealistic Assistant District Attorney Harvey Dent (Nicholas D’Agosto). As previously revealed, the character will make a few brief appearances this season ahead of a larger role in future years. [Source: EW]

Minority Report

Amblin co-president Justin Falvey has defended the upcoming TV adaptation of Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report," saying that this is one small screen reboot that will work because it's not destroying the original film in the process:

"There's a way to produce that as a series that is not stepping on the film. Our way into it [for Fox] takes place after the film, in terms of the time frame. It's a great title and property, and there's a great procedural engine that drives it." [Source: THR]

HBO Dates

HBO has confirmed a Sunday January 11th premiere date for three of its series - the ten-episode fourth season of »

- Garth Franklin

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'Michael Clayton' & 'Duplicity' Writer/Director Tony Gilroy Is Consulting On ‘House Of Cards Season 3’

7 November 2014 1:35 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“For 3 hours I was making that movie” Tony Gilroy exclaimed about “Nightcrawler,” his brother Dan Gilroy’s electric and disturbing serio-comic look at a sociopathic success story. Gilroy, the director of “Michael Clayton,” “Duplicity,” and “The Bourne Legacy," was on “The Moment,” filmmaker Brian Koppelman’s (“Solitary Man”) excellent new podcast discussing myriad topics, but mainly the creative process and screenwriting (Gilroy began as a screenwriter and made his name writing the ‘Bourne’ trilogy among many, many, many other projects). So when Gilroy first read his brother’s screenplay, he immediately thought this was his next directorial effort. Until his brother told him that he had intended to direct it himself. Fine, Gilroy took a producer credit and helped his sibling bring the movie to the screen. So what’s next for the filmmaker? Well, he’s decidedly left the ‘Bourne’ world and it doesn’t look like he’ll »

- Rodrigo Perez

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A Look Back at Edward Norton’s Career

5 November 2014 11:03 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Edward Norton hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar in fifteen years — since 1999’s lead actor nomination for American History X — but his supporting role in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) may result in a third Oscar nomination for the actor.

The film stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor trying to reclaim his glory by writing, directing and starring in a Broadway show. Norton costars as Mike, an arrogant actor who has been cast in the play. The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis said Norton was “pitch-perfect, perfectly cast.” The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy described Norton as “crackerjack as the bad boy actor whose gigantic ego does constant battle with equally large insecurities.”

Norton told NPR, “I think it was one of the most creatively satisfying experiences I’ve had — and I think it’s an incredibly audacious and very rare movie. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Interview: Director Dan Gilroy Talks Nightcrawler

5 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler is intense and impeccable, showcasing a peak performance by Jake Gyllenhaal as he trolls the streets of Los Angeles looking to capture the latest salacious images for an insatiable media audience. A long time screenwriter, including work on his brother Tony's film The Bourne Legacy, this is Gilroy's directorial debut, bringing with it intensity and intelligence that's all too rare for films these days. Twitch spoke to Gilroy during the Toronto International Film Festival, where the movie was warmly received. Did it help the film in going a bit crazy shooting at night all the time? Shooting at night was actually I think better than shooting during the day because there was no traffic! We had eighty locations and there were...

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‘Ouija’ Wins Halloween Squeaker As Holdovers Guard Box Office Stash

3 November 2014 1:49 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Final Update Monday, 1:42 p.m.: Halloween offered slim pickings for the new kids on the box office block combing for treats this weekend, though several holdovers did a surprisingly good job at protecting their stash. Bill Murray, Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck, in particular, exercised a solid grip in October’s final weekend.

That weekend went to Ouija, the $5M Blumhouse Prods. chiller that became the first horror film of the year to land at No. 1 — and one of the few fright flicks ever to do it twice. While The Purge: Anarchy and Annabelle gave the genre a much-needed adrenaline shot, neither took the top spot. With a dearth of newcomers on Halloween (which usually carves at least 15% from weekend revenues), the board game adaptation became the de facto choice for audiences determined to get out of the house for something other than Halloween festivities. Its drop of »

- Scott Bowles

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Nightcrawler movie review: how news gets broken

3 November 2014 8:09 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Noirish 1950s cynicism meets nasty 1970s Corman-esque exploitation in a thriller that is uncomfortable, unpleasant, unforgiving, and pretty darn brilliant. I’m “biast” (pro): love Jake Gyllenhaal

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

It’s like noirish 1950s cynicism meets nasty 1970s Corman-esque exploitation: Nightcrawler, the directorial debut from screenwriter Dan Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy), is uncomfortable, unpleasant, unforgiving, and pretty darn brilliant. Jake Gyllenhaal’s Louis Bloom is a gaunt specter haunting scenes of real-life horror — car accidents; home invasions — in Los Angeles, ready with his camera to shoot whatever gory footage he can capture to sell to the highest bidder among the local news stations; if it bleeds, it leads, and that means ratings bonanza, so the gorier and more fear-mongering the better.

For Louis, previously a semiprofessional vandal selling stolen copper wiring and manhole covers to scrap-metal merchants, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Review: Nightcrawler

3 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Over the last several years Dan Gilroy has made a name for himself in Hollywood as a screenwriter. After a few misses, he struck gold with The Bourne Legacy, a script that really put him on the map and ended up giving him the power to jump behind the camera. His directorial debut, Nightcrawler, is a slick thriller, even though it plays out like a gritty b-movie. Robert Elswit, Paul Thomas Anderson's frequent cinematographer, captures the streets and vistas of Los Angeles in an alluringly dangerous way instantly during the opening credits.

We're seduced by the city and then introduced to Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a man who seems to have at least some level of Asperger's syndrome (or, at bare minimum, is not good at communicating with other people). We cannot really discern much about his life initially. Living in a small apartment and seemingly without a job, »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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Weekend Box Office Report: October 31-November 2, 2014

2 November 2014 5:24 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Nightcrawler crawls to #1! Moviegoers were drawn to different kinds of creeps this Halloween weekend, putting the Jake Gyllenhaal crime drama Nightcrawler at the top of the box office with an estimated $10.9 million! The directing debut of screenwriter Dan Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy) had already collected acclaim from festivals, and audiences were also keen on getting a glimpse at the seedy Los Angeles underbelly (or maybe they thought it was an X-Men spinoff). »

- Dave Davis

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Meet the Contenders: Rene Russo "Nightcrawler"

1 November 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Each weekend a profile on a just-opened Oscar contender. Here's abstew on this weekend's new release, Nightcrawler, which is a perfectly dark treat for a Halloween opening.

Rene Russo as Nina Romina in Nightcrawler

Best Supporting Actress

Born: Rene Marie Russo was born February 17, 1954 in Burbank, California

The Role: Screenwriter Dan Gilroy (2006's The Fall, The Bourne Legacy) makes his directorial debut with Nightcrawler (which he wrote as well). The film stars a gaunt, crazy-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal (a Best Actor Contender) as Lou Bloom, an unemployed but determined man in Los Angeles that stumbles upon a career as a news journalist. He video records car crashes, home invasions, and bloody crimes, selling the footage to the local news station. Russo stars as a veteran television producer, in charge of the "vampire" shift of the lowest rated station in town. She encourages Bloom's budding career, forming a twisted relationship with him to gain viewers. »

- abstew

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Film Review: Disturbingly Refreshing, Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Nightcrawler’ is an Anti-Hero You Can’t Stop Watching

31 October 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “No one talks like that,” I kept thinking to myself about this noir thriller. But that said, “Nightcrawler” is driven by just about the most entertaining dialogue from one person I’ve seen all year.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Despite the fact that he’s living in a warped alternate version of the reality you and I know, you can’t stop listening to the way a narcissistic, zombie-like Jake Gyllenhaal puts people in their place. You know immediately that this typically 180-pound man – who shed 20 pounds to become the gaunt Lou Bloom and is hungry both literally and figuratively – is more than an odd bird. He clearly exhibits sociopathic behavior and that side of him is certainly disturbing, but there’s another side I actually find refreshing.

He doesn’t sugar coat because he doesn’t know how to. He speaks so decisively and matter-of-factly. His words are the epitome of being blunt, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Interview: ‘Nightcrawler’ Director Dan Gilroy on Manipulation and Ditching the Character Arc

31 October 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s rare to see a directorial debut that is a total home run, but that’s Nightcrawler in a nutshell. The film’s writer/director, Dan Gilroy, is not, however, some rookie who got lucky. He’s been a screenwriter for years, with credits on films like The Fall, Real Steel and The Bourne Legacy. He was the writer […]

The post Interview: ‘Nightcrawler’ Director Dan Gilroy on Manipulation and Ditching the Character Arc appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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What Does The Ending Of Nightcrawler Really Mean?

31 October 2014 6:44 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Open Road Films/Entertainment One

This week sees the release of Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest that sees him even further show his impressive range as an actor. First unveiled at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September, the film has been riding a massive wave of hype, with many 5 star reviews labelling it one of the best films of the year. Now it’s in cinemas, it appears the critical praise was indeed justified; Nightcrawler is a tense, unrelenting movie that, like the horrible accidents our anti-hero makes a living from filming, is both inherently captivating and eye-coveringly repulsive.

Lou Bloom, Gyllenhaal’s most psychotic role yet, is an incredibly captivating character, clear from the first scene a dangerous sociopath, and will no doubt in time stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Travis Bickle and Patrick Bateman. First time director Dan Gilroy may not have the most prominent track record, »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Nightcrawler – The Review

30 October 2014 5:54 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

His name may be Lou Bloom but a more accurate name for Jake Gyllenhaal’s character would be the title of Dan Gilroy’s debut feature film. Lou is a creature of the night – like a wolf scrounging for scraps in order to survive another day. When Lou discovers the seedy world of late-night accident and crime-reporting he finally feels his skills are being better utilized. By imitating fellow reporter Joe (Bill Paxton) and following the guidance of his new boss Nina (Rene Russo), Lou’s “business” begins to take-off. Soon he is hiring an assistant (Riz Ahmed) for his late night reporting and rising to the top above his competition. It isn’t until a deadly murder that he catches on tape that places his life and everyone around him in jeopardy.

With a shit-eating grin, greasy hair, and bulging eyes that showcase the character’s eagerness for fame and fortune, »

- Michael Haffner

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