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Sorry, Montana: Jeff Bridges is not running for Senate

12 August 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Some Montana-based Jeff Bridges fans recently launched a petition to get the Big Lebowski star to run for the U.S. Senate. But Bridges doesn’t think he’s the man for the job—or at least, his wife doesn’t think he is.

“I look down and I see this thing, ‘Jeff Bridges for Senate,’ and I say, ‘What?'” Bridges told Howard Stern on Monday. “Evidently, there’s a group of people that have called in and want me to run for senator of Montana, like 1,000 people, and so I say, ‘Sue?’ And she looks at me and goes, »

- Ariana Bacle

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Below-the-Line Bookings

30 July 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Gersh Agency has booked producer Jean Higgins (“Lost”) on Amazon Studios pilot “Man in the High Castle,” helmed by David Semel; production designer Michael Hanan (“The Bridge”) on Spike TV miniseries “King Tut”; and editor Joe Leonard (“Glee”) on Fox series “Empire.”

Innovative Artists bookings include visual effects producer Nikki Penny (“Clash of the Titans”) on Andy Serkis’ “Jungle Book”; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) on Roberto Orci’s “Star Trek 3”; and stunt coordinator/2nd unit director Jack Gill (“Fast & Furious 7”) on Tim Story’s “Ride Along 2.”

iTalent has placed editors Mark Livolsi (“Saving Mr. Banks”) on John Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” and Jeff Betancourt (“Get a Job”) on Woo-ping Yuen’s “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny.”)

Mirisch Agency bookings: visual effects producers Mike Chambers (“Transcendence”) on James Bobin’s “Through The Looking Glass” and Karen Murphy (“The Twilight Saga: »

- Peter Caranicas

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Below-the-Line Bookings

30 July 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Gersh Agency has booked producer Jean Higgins (“Lost”) on Amazon Studios pilot “Man in the High Castle,” helmed by David Semel; production designer Michael Hanan (“The Bridge”) on Spike TV miniseries “King Tut”; and editor Joe Leonard (“Glee”) on Fox series “Empire.”

Innovative Artists bookings include visual effects producer Nikki Penny (“Clash of the Titans”) on Andy Serkis’ “Jungle Book”; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) on Roberto Orci’s “Star Trek 3”; and stunt coordinator/2nd unit director Jack Gill (“Fast & Furious 7”) on Tim Story’s “Ride Along 2.”

iTalent has placed editors Mark Livolsi (“Saving Mr. Banks”) on John Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” and Jeff Betancourt (“Get a Job”) on Woo-ping Yuen’s “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny.”)

Mirisch Agency bookings: visual effects producers Mike Chambers (“Transcendence”) on James Bobin’s “Through The Looking Glass” and Karen Murphy (“The Twilight Saga: »

- Peter Caranicas

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2014 Toronto International Film Festival to Open with The Judge Starring Robert Downey Jr. Robert Duvall

26 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the courtroom family drama "The Judge," starring Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. ("Tropic Thunder," the "Sherlock Holmes" films, the "Iron Man" franchise) and Oscar® winner Robert Duvall ("Tender Mercies," "Crazy Heart"), scheduled for release this Fall. [Press Release] Toronto — The Toronto International Film Festival today announced that David Dobkin’s The Judge will open the 2014 Festival on Thursday, September 4. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, the Big Kid Pictures/Team Downey production stars Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard and Billy Bob Thornton. Big city lawyer Hank Palmer (Downey Jr.) returns to his childhood home where his »

- Pietro Filipponi

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“I’ll Drink to That…”: Top 10 Alcoholic Movie Characters

15 July 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Alcoholism in the movies have been played for both dramatic and comical effect. In fact some of the binge drinking done on the big screen have garnered considerable praise and pathos resulting in many performers winning Oscars and Oscar nominations based on this very serious addiction.

The alcoholic in cinema is larger in life because it is a societal reflection of the demons and destruction that affect millions of people globally. Film allows for the liberty to use creative licenses to highlight the physical and psychological pain and false feelings of pleasure to convey the true face of alcoholism and its hold on fictional characterizations that are bound by the poisonous allure of the bottle. However heavy-handed or hearty it may seem in portraying the detached drinker or happy drunk one thing is for certain…the depth and dimensional range of the chronic cinema sipper has never disappointed in giving »

- Frank Ochieng

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Germany’s SquareOne Nabs Pix Starring Robert Pattinson, Keanu Reeves, Dustin Hoffman

2 July 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Munich — Leading German distrib SquareOne Entertainment, which is headed by Al Munteanu, has nabbed all German-speaking rights to several high-profile pics, including films starring Robert Pattinson, Keanu Reeves, Dustin Hoffman and Kit Harington.

Pattinson starrer “Life,” which is in post, was acquired from FilmNation Entertainment. Anton Corbijn (“Control”) helms the pic, which also stars Dane DeHaan (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) and Joel Edgerton (“The Great Gatsby”). Producers are Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, who won an Oscar with “The King’s Speech,” and Christina Piovesan.

Pic chronicles the friendship that ensued when the strait-laced Dennis Stock embarked on a road trip with James Dean in 1955 for a Life magazine commission.

Reeves starrer “Knock Knock,” which is filming in Chile, was acquired from Voltage Pictures. Eli Roth’s pic, which also stars Lorenza Izzo (“The Green Inferno”) and Ana de Armas (“Hands of Stone”), tells the story of two beautiful young »

- Leo Barraclough

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Gangster biopic Black Mass gets September 2015 release date

1 July 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Out of the Furnace and Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper’s upcoming Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass has gone through one hell of a troubled production. Johnny Depp joined and left the project several times before officially signing on, which was then followed by Joel Edgerton being cast, just to leave and get replaced by Tom Hardy, and then replace Hardy a few months later. Then, Guy Pearce came on, and was recently replaced by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Still with us? Okay. Well, after what had to be an unbearably frustrating filming schedule, Black Mass is finally getting an official release date: September 18th, 2015. That places the movie in a good spot, becuase it will arrive just after the numbing blockbuster season and just before the big rush of award contenders.

Based on the New York Times bestseller Black Mass: The True Story of an Untold Alliance Between the FBI »

- James Garcia

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Johnny Depp Gangster Biopic ‘Black Mass’ Gets a Release Date

1 July 2014 6:59 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Earlier this year Warner Bros. picked up the Johnny Depp-starring Whitey Bulger biopic from Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace writer/director Scott Cooper (currently going by the working title Black Mass), with an eye on releasing the film in fall 2015. The studio has finally settled on an official release date for the project, which is in the midst of production but just last week, formally added Kevin Bacon (The Following) to its already noteworthy roster of talented character actors.

Black Mass is set to arrive in theaters on September 18th, 2015, which is the same date that Universal has staked out for its mountain expedition thriller, Everest. Cooper’s film joins such other projects as Steven Spielberg’s ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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WB Dates Whitey Bulger Pic ‘Black Mass’ For Fall 2015

30 June 2014 6:10 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Warner Bros. announced today that their untitled Whitey Bulger film starring Johnny Depp, also known as Black Mass, will hit theaters on September 18, 2015. Universal’s Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke true life disaster pic Everest is the only wide-release competition currently slated for that weekend. Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) is helming the drama about Boston gangster Bulger’s notorious relationship with FBI agent John Connolly, which also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Sienna Miller, Dakota Johnson, Rory Cochran, Julianne Nicholson, and Adam Scott. Kevin Bacon joined the cast last week as the film continues […] »

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Kevin Bacon to star with Johnny Depp in crime drama Black Mass

26 June 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kevin Bacon has signed on for the Johnny Depp-starring crime drama Black Mass.

Director Scott Cooper's (Crazy Heart) movie stars Depp as notorious mobster Whitey Bulger, who went on the run after 20 years as an FBI informer.

Johnny Depp unrecognisable as he transforms into Whitey Bulger for film

Bacon has been attached to Black Mass to play FBI Special Agent Charles McGuire, reports Deadline.

McGuire had direct authority over FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), who worked closely with Whitey Bulger during the informant's rise in the Boston crime scene.

Black Mass also stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Massachusetts state senator and Whitey's brother Billy Bulger, while Adam Scott is playing FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick.

The movie is currently being shot on location in Boston.

Black Mass is expected to open next year in the Us and the UK. »

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EOne Snaps Up North American Rights To ‘Miss Meadows’

26 June 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Entertainment One Films has picked up U.S. and Canadian rights to Miss Meadows, written and directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins. The deal marks the first film acquisition under Barry Meyerowitz who is integrating his Phase 4 Films into eOne. Katie Holmes stars as a sweet and proper elementary school teacher who’s moonlighting as a gun-toting vigilante. James Badge Dale, Mary Kay Place and Jean Smart co-star. Crazy Heart’s Eric Brenner and Rob Carliner are producing. Pic is slated for a fall theatrical release. The deal was negotiated for eOne Films by Larry Greenberg, Svp Acquisitions, and for the filmmakers by […] »

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Katie Holmes’ Actioner ‘Miss Meadows’ Gets U.S. Distribution

26 June 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Entertainment One Films has acquired U.S. and Canada distribution rights to Katie Holmes’ action vehicle “Miss Meadows” for a fall release.

It’s the first deal made by Berry Meyerowitz since he was brought on as eOne’s president of U.S. film and distribution as part of a recent deal to integrate his Phase 4 Films into eOne.

James Badge Dale, Mary Kay Place and Jean Smart also star in “Miss Meadows,” directed and written by Karen Leigh Hopkins and produced by “Crazy Heart” producers Eric Brenner and Rob Carliner.

Holmes plays a sweet and proper elementary school teacher who moonlights as a gun-toting vigilante. The film screened at Tribeca in April.

The deal was negotiated for eOne Films by Larry Greenberg and for the filmmakers by ICM Partners. Holmes is represented by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.

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- Dave McNary

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Katie Holmes Vigilante Comedy ‘Miss Meadows’ Lands U.S. Distribution

26 June 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Katie Holmes‘ vigilante comedy “Miss Meadows” will hit theaters this fall via Entertainment One Films, which has acquired U.S. and Canada distribution rights, it was announced Thursday by eOne's Berry Meyerowitz. The agreement marks the first film acquisition under Meyerowitz, who is integrating his Phase 4 Films into eOne. James Badge Dale, Mary Kay Place and Jean Smart co-star in “Miss Meadows,” which was written and directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins. The “Crazy Heart” team of Eric Brenner and Rob Carliner produced the film. Also read: Katie Holmes on Playing ‘Miss Meadows’ Gun-Toting Vigilante: ‘It Was Fun to Play’ In “Miss Meadows, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Marc Webb, Scott Cooper, Joe Carnahan, Sarah Polley, Agnieszka Holland & More Line Up New Projects

25 June 2014 12:14 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We're not sure what's in the water right now, but in the last 48 hours or so, it seems every director around the world is lining up new gigs. Maybe they're looking for a summer project to keep them busy? We have no idea, but we'll run them down, so let's get to it: "Crazy Heart" and "Out Of The Furnace" director Scott Cooper is looking for another intense drama to tell. This time he'll helm the true story tale "about the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighter crew that perished in a wildfire that blazed in Prescott, Az. In June, 2013, 19 members of the elite firefighting crew perished while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire. Only one of them survived in what became the largest loss of firefighters since 9/11 and the greatest loss of wild-land firefighters in 80-years." Ken Nolan ("Black Hawk Down") will write the script. [Deadline] Sarah Polley ("Away From Her," "Take This Waltz »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Scott Cooper to Direct Drama About Granite Mountain Hotshots

25 June 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though last year's drama Out of the Furnace didn't result in any big awards buzz, the drama from director Scott Cooper did contain some fantastic performances, and it was far from being a terrible movie. Tough the director is no longer taking on Stephen King's The Stand, he's preparing to shoot the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass with Johnny Depp in the lead role as his next project. However, the Crazy Heart helmer has also lined up another project for his future slate, as Deadline reports he will direct a film focusing on the heroic Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighter crew who died in a wildfire blaze last summer. Read on! Last June, 19 members of the elite firefighter crew died while battling the out of control flames at Yarnell Hill, making it the largest loss of firefighter life since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and the greatest loss of wildfire firefighters in 80 years. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Trailer Watch: Maggie Gyllenhaal is a British Arms Dealer in The Honorable Woman

25 June 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Maggie Gyllenhaal has joined the mass migration of prestige film actresses to television.  The Dark Knight and Crazy Heart co-star has finally found a role worthy of her considerable talents in Sundance TV's eight-part miniseries The Honorable Woman. In the period spy thriller, Gyllenhaal plays the Israeli-British Nessa Stein, the daughter of a Zionist arms dealer who takes over her father's company but also attempts to shift the family business from running guns to laying down data cable networks between Israel and the West Bank. Back in Britain, she is granted peerage -- an event that creates a "political maelstrom." Janet McTeer plays the head of MI6(!), Stephen Rea the aging intelligence agent who investigates Nessa, and Lindsay Duncan is his wife. The 60-second trailer below doesn't provide a whole lot of information, but does provide a good sense of the secret-identity tension running throughout the series as well as Gyllenhaal's. »

- Inkoo Kang

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Scott Cooper To Helm "Mountain Hotshots"

25 June 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Scott Cooper ("Crazy Heart," "Out of the Furnace"), who is currently shooting the Whitey Bulger biopic "Black Mass," has come onboard to direct the true story tale "Granite Mountain Hotshots".

The film tells the story of a firefighter crew that lost nineteen men stopping Arizona's Yarnell Hill Wildfire in 2013. Ken Nolan ("Black Hawk Down") is set to write the screenplay.

Survivor Brendan McDonough and the crew leader's widow Amanda Marsh are being consulted for the project. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mike Menchel, Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler will produce.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Scott Cooper To Direct Film About Firefighter Tragedy Granite Mountain Hotshots

25 June 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last July, the 19 members of the Prescott Fire Department’s elite firefighter squad, called the Granite Mountain Hotshots, lost their lives battling an Arizona wildfire that ended up consuming over 8,000 acres. Only one crew member of the Hotshots survived, and the tragedy became the largest loss of firefighters since 9/11 and the greatest loss of wild-land firefighters in 80 years.

According to Deadline, Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace writer and director Scott Cooper will helm a film about their tragic story. Black Hawk Down scribe Ken Nolan is on scripting duties and Lorenzo di Bonaventura is attached as producer.

The filmmakers are trying to stick as close the real life events as possible, and are already consulting with the family members and loved ones of the firefighters. In a statement about the film, Cooper said:

“The heroic and tragic story of the men who gave their lives to protect the community of Yarnell is heartbreaking, »

- James Garcia

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Scott Cooper to direct drama about real life Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighter tragedy

25 June 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last July, 19 firefighters who were part of the Prescott Fire Department’s Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives battling an Arizona wildfire that consumed over 8,000 acres. Now, Deadline is reporting that Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace writer and director Scott Cooper will helm an adaptation of their tragic story.

The script is being written by Black Hawk Down scribe Ken Nolan, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura on board as producer. Cooper wishes to air as closely to the true story as possible, and is already consulting with the family members and loved ones of those who lost their lives battling the blaze.

Here’s what di Bonaventura told Deadline about the project:

The heroic and tragic story of the men who gave their lives to protect the community of Yarnell is heartbreaking, compelling and inspiring. I look forward to telling their story with the respect, sensitivity and authenticity that these true American heroes deserve. »

- James Garcia

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Scott Cooper to Direct Drama Based on Granite Mountain Hotshots Firefighting Tragedy

24 June 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

You may remember about a year ago when I suggested that someone in Hollywood tackle the tales of the courageous men and women who fight wilderness fires.  The story of their sacrifice was made all the more apparent last year when 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives battling an Arizona blaze.  Now, we have word that Crazy Heart writer-director Scott Cooper will indeed be directing an adaptation of their story.  Black Hawk Down's screenwriter Ken Nolan is writing the script with Lorenzo di Bonaventura among the film's producers.  In order to hew as close to the real story as possible, the filmmakers are already consulting with the family members and loved ones of those who were lost in service. Hit the jump for more on this picture. As Deadline reports, this is what Cooper and di Bonaventura had to say about the project: “The heroic and »

- Dave Trumbore

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