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The moment Sony fast-tracked plans to develop an American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in 2011 – only two years after the release of the original, Noomi Rapace version – a handful of moviegoers were understandably perplexed.
Drafting in top-tier talent in the form of Daniel Craig, director David Fincher and The Social Network‘s Rooney Mara as the enigmatic Lisbeth Salander, the end product was a chilling, largely enjoyable psychological thriller, and though Sony had initially mapped out plans to adapt Stieg Larsson’s full Millennium series, off the back of lowly box office returns, those plans quickly unravelled.
Indeed, interest in the English-language version appears to be waning and waning fast, but as is so often the case, Sony’s radio silence on the matter has only fuelled speculation regarding Dragon Tattoo‘s future. Early on, reports claimed the studio wanted to push on with its adaptation sans »
- Michael Briers
Simon Brew Sep 26, 2016
After impressing in David Fincher’s The Social Network, Rooney Mara made her big breakthrough as Lisbeth Salander in Fincher’s subsequent English language adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. She snagged an Oscar nomination for the role, and was due to return for the two follow-ups, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.
Box office can be cruel, though, and the 2011 movie grossed $232m worldwide, off a $90m plus marketing and distribution costs budget. It wasn’t a bad return, but it wasn’t what Sony was hoping for. Thus, the film of The Girl Who Played With Fire stalled, even though a screenplay was said to be in place.
There have »
Rooney Mara, you’ll surely recall, solidified her presence in the film world by starring in David Fincher’s remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” after stealing the opening scene of his “The Social Network” a year earlier. The film was always intended as a one-off for its director, who had no intention of helming any further entries in the series (there are four novels), but that may not be true of Mara. Asked about returning to the franchise in a Screen Daily interview, the actress responded, “Yes, I’m still open to it but I’m not holding out hope any more.”
Read More: New ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Movie in Early Development
Mara received an Academy Award nomination for her starring role in the film; she received another, in the Supporting category, for her performance alongside Cate Blanchett in last year’s “Carol.” The role »
- Michael Nordine
Academy Award nominee Ellen Page (Best Actress, Juno, 2007) and Golden Globe nominee Evan Rachel Wood star as sisters fighting for survival in Into the Forest, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on October 4 from Lionsgate. The heartfelt adaptation of Jean Hegland’s best-selling novel had its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and was theatrically released by A24. Also starring Max Minghella and Callum Keith Rennie, Into the Forest will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively. Official Synopsis
Set in the near future, this riveting and suspenseful apocalyptic drama follows two sisters whose peaceful lives are disrupted one day by a world-wide power outage. The sisters must work together in order to survive in their increasingly treacherous new world, fighting intruders, disease, loneliness, and starvation.
- Tom Stockman
The film, titled Warhol, will be written by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street), using Victor Bockris’ 1989 book Warhol: The Biography, as his inspiration. The Hollywood Reporter states that the project is not intended as “a low-budget indie… but rather a strong mainstream project with prestige credentials.”
- Gary Collinson
Jared Leto has signed on to portray Andy Warhol in a biopic – titled Warhol – that the actor will also produce. Screenwriter Terence Winter, who has worked on the Sopranos, The Wolf of Wall Street and Vinyl, will write the script and co-produce.
The movie's source material is author Victor Bockris' account of the pop artist's life, Warhol: The Biography, which came out two years after the artist's 1987 death. The Hollywood Reporter describes that book as the "jumping-off point" for the film and says that Leto and fellow producer »
Jared Leto is set to take on another iconic character, but this time, unlike The Joker, it is someone from the real world. The Oscar winner is set to play famed artist Andy Warhol in a biopic, which he is also going to produce. Oscar-nominated producer Michael De Luca is attached to produce the movie alongside Jared Leto.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news about the movie, which will simply be called Warhol. While Jared Leto playing Andy Warhol on its own is enough to make almost any movie fan interested, the project has also scooped up Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter to pen the screenplay for the movie. He will be using Victor Bockris' 1989 book, Warhol: The Biography, as a starting point. Winter also wrote the screenplay for The Wolf of Wall Street, if you needed some more convincing that this project has some serious potential.
BMW of North America announced today the return of BMW Films with The Escape, a short film from Academy Award nominated director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) featuring original BMW Films star and Oscar nominated actor Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men), who reprises his role as The Driver. Presented as an homage to the 15th anniversary of the original BMW Film series, The Escape also stars Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, I am Sam), Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, Daredevil) and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Up in the Air). BMW Films has released a brief sneak peek and the first photos, ahead of the short film's premiere next month
The Escape will premiere on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Est on BMWFilms.com. The critically acclaimed original series, The Hire, included eight short films which were released in two seasons from 2001-2002. Each film featured then »
Tony Sokol Sep 21, 2016
Cinema's latest The Joker is taking on the life of Andy Warhol for his next project...
Fresh of his surprisingly limited screentime playing The Joker in this summer’s Suicide Squad, Jared Leto is getting right back into the soup, Campbell’s Soup that is. Leto, who won an Oscar for 2013’s Dallas Buyers Club, has signed on to play Andy Warhol in a new film called Warhol.
The film will be based on author Victor Bockris's 1989 book Warhol: The Biography. The screenplay will be written by The Wolf Of Wall Street screenwriter and Boardwalk Empire and Vinyl creator Terence Winter.
Andy Warhol was, of course, an art provocateur. He took New York City’s art world and club scene by storm throughout the 1960s. »
Jared Leto will star as Andy Warhol in an upcoming biopic titled “Warhol,” TheWrap has learned. Leto will also produce alongside Michael De Luca, whose credits include “The Social Network” and “Captain Phillips.” Terence Winter, who wrote “The Wolf of Wall Street,” will write the screenplay based on the 1989 book “Warhol: The Biography” by Victor Bockris. Leto and De Luca acquired the rights to the book together. There is no director attached to the project as yet. Also Read: Jared Leto Joins 'Blade Runner' Sequel Warhol rose to fame in the art world in the 1960s as a pioneer of pop art, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Jared Leto isn’t the most prolific of actors, but his roles have become increasingly high-profile since he won an Oscar for his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club.” After playing the Joker in “Suicide Squad” and lining up a part in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel, Leto has found his next part: Andy Warhol.
Leto will star in and co-produce a biopic about the pop artist, with a screenplay by Terence Winter (“The Sopranos,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”). Michael De Luca is also onboard as a producer of the project, which will be based in part on Victor Bockris’ “Warhol: The Biography.” De Luca’s previous work includes several other biopics focusing on well-known figures from very recent history: “The Social Network,” “Moneyball,” “Captain Phillips.”
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- Michael Nordine
Jared Leto is set to play the title character in the biopic Warhol, about famed pop artist Andy Warhol. Leto is also producing along with Michael De Luca (The Social Network). The Wolf Of Wall Street scribe Terence Winter will pen the script using Victor Bockris' 1989 book Warhol: The Biography as a reference. Leto took home the Oscar in 2014 for Dallas Buyers Club and plays the Joker in Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad. He also just joined the cast in the Blade Runner… »
Jared Leto, Michael De Luca and Terence Winter are teaming to tackle the life of Andy Warhol, the famed pop art artist whose blend of art and commerce made him a household name. Leto will portray the artist in the biopic, titled Warhol, as well as produce it, along with De Luca, the producer whose credits include such Oscar-winning and -nominated true-life tales as The Social Network and Captain Phillips. Winter, the Boardwalk Empire creator who wrote The Wolf of Wall Street, will pen the screenplay, using the Victor Bockris 1989 book, Warhol: The Biography, as a jumping-
- Borys Kit
Relativity Studios has acquired the rights to remake “High Noon” and plans to produce a movie that’s set in the present day.
The 1952 Western was directed by Fred Zinnemann and starred Gary Cooper as a town marshal forced to face a gang of vengeful killers by himself. The screenplay was written by Carl Foreman. Stanley Kramer produced the film which won four Academy Awards, including best actor for Cooper.
Stanley Kramer’s widow Karen Kramer and Stephen S. Jaffe will produce the remake. Relativity Co-ceo Ryan Kavanaugh and Dana Brunetti, President of Relativity’s Motion Picture and Television Group, will executive produce.
“‘High Noon’ is one of the most iconic films of all time,” Brunetti said. “I’m honored to be a part of modernizing this timeless story, and bringing it to a new generation.”
Relativity said it is staying true to the roots of the original, but will »
- Dave McNary
The megastar proves himself to be a fabulous entertainer in film following the final few nights of his 20/20 Experience tour in Las Vegas – there’s no resisting
In recent years, Justin Timberlake’s been forcefully trying to sell to the world that he can act. For a superstar of his stature, he’s done just fine at picking the right roles to showcase his good looks and undeniable charisma, most notably putting both to good use as Sean Parker in The Social Network. But as Jonathan Demme’s concert documentary Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids indisputably shows, Timberlake is only truly in his element when on stage being a showman.
Related: Justin Timberlake 'uses black culture', says hip-hop star Vic Mensa
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- Nigel M Smith
In the years since Jonathan Demme refined the art of rock documentaries and made Talking Heads frontman David Byrne swing-dance with a lamp in Stop Making Sense, he's teamed with Neil Young for a trilogy of performance films, done some scattered music video work, and helmed a little-seen doc with Italian singer-songwriter Enzo Avitabile. Now his turned his lens on another iconic performer: Justin Timberlake. And no, he did not put him in a giant, baggy white suit.
His latest concert movie, Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids, is a chronicle »
In her new post, Vollack, previously president of worldwide music for Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group as well as exec vice president of theatrical for Spe, will develop and produce original theater productions and work with the Sony catalog to create stage properties for Broadway and beyond. She’ll report to Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton.
Columbia Live Stage already has a strong player in the Broadway game with the just-announced New York transfer of “Groundhog Day,” the new musical based on the 1993 Columbia Pictures comedy. With a creative team led by “Matilda” collaborators Matthew Warchus (director) and Tim Minchin (songwriter), “Groundhog Day” earned rave reviews in its world premiere at London’s Old Vic, and has just locked in a Broadway run opening in April and »
- Gordon Cox
Tom Ford’s latest revenge thriller “Nocturnal Animals” took home the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival and has been screening all week at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Amy Adams as Susan, a successful art gallery who’s rattled by the arrival of a manuscript written by her estranged ex-husband Tony (Jake Gyllenhaal). As she dives deeper into the nightmarish tale, she’s forced to confront her past and the nature of her own reality. The film co-stars Michael Shannon (“Midnight Special”), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Nowhere Boy”), Isla Fisher (“The Great Gatsby”), Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”), and more. Ahead of Focus Features’ official teaser trailer debut tomorrow, check out the sneak peak of that teaser below.
Read More: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Review: Tom Ford’s Ambitious Second Feature Is a Two-Hander With Bite
This is Ford’s second feature film. His first film »
- Vikram Murthi
After offering six different 10-movie bundles for a special one-day price of $9.99 on Monday, Apple’s iTunes is keeping them around for a while longer — but has raised the prices for each of the packs to between $35 and $50.
The promo, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Apple selling digital movies, drew participation from Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate. Disney and 20th Century Fox were the major studios that sat out the “10 Years of iTunes Movies” deal.
Still, while they’re not the one-dollar-per-movie bargain iTunes users in the U.S. were able to score Monday, the six bundles are still cheaper than if you were to buy the ten movies separately from Apple. For example, Warner’s $49.99 ten-pack would cost $152.90 for the HD titles if purchased individually.
For now, the 10-movie bundles look to be a limited-time promotion by Apple. That said, iTunes Movies routinely »
- Todd Spangler
No stranger to the big screen, Justin Timberlake has starred in movies like “The Social Network”, “Bad Teacher” and “Friends With Benefits”. Well, in his latest role, he’s playing himself! “Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids” is a concert documentary film, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at Justin’s “The 20/20 Experience Tour”. Related: Stars Shine […] »
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