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A quarter-century ago, Kevin Costner hit a double-play, following up "Bull Durham" with "Field of Dreams" and becoming king of the sports movie. Twenty-five years later, as "Field of Dreams" marks its 25th anniversary (it was released on April 21, 1989), Costner is back with "Draft Day." The movie's about football, not baseball, and Costner's character plays in the executive suite, not on the field, but his mere presence still offers a reminder of great sports movies past.
And after all, isn't nostalgia a key element of sports movies? "Field of Dreams" makes this explicit -- we long for the sports heroes of our childhood, for a supposed long-gone golden age of our preferred sport, as a way of connecting with our past and bridging the generational divide that separates us as adults from our parents. Sports movies offer more than just the drama of winners and losers, or the journey from dream to achievement, »
- Gary Susman
Tom Hardy has enjoyed a fairly swift and impressive rise to fame over the past few years, mixing up Hollywood blockbusters like Inception and The Dark Knight Rises with smaller, critically-acclaimed drama films like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Warrior (This Means War was somewhat out of character).
This year Hardy can be seen playing lead roles in a couple of indie movies: The Drop, a crime drama that he co-starred in with James Gandolfini, and Steven Knight’s one-location thriller Locke. The latter has been heaped with praise from reviewers, and now Hardy is set to reunite with Knight on a very different project.
Entertainment Weekly reports ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
It's really hard to imagine anyone other than Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine in the movies. He's been playing the character for so long! It's been 14 years since he was introduced in Bryan Singer's X-Men. The part was originally supposed to go to Russell Crowe, but he passed on it and told the studio to give it Jackman, so they did. The actor himself has said that his replacement is inevitable. As much as we love him as the character, he can't keep it up forever.
"Look, that’s inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they're indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part. I never thought in a million years I'd get to play him seven times. Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, I thank my lucky stars. I don't take any of it for granted. »
- Joey Paur
The 8 x 60-minute drama, titled Taboo, will be produced by Scott Free London and Hardy Son & Baker for BBC1 and Sonar Entertainment, which is distributing the series outside the UK.
Set in 1813, the story follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.
Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a dangerous game with two warring nations, Britain and America.
The shoot is scheduled to take place in the UK from January 2015.
Taboo was created »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Scott’s Scott Free London and Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker are producing the project for BBC One and Sonar Entertainment, which is distributing the series in territories outside the U.K.
Set in 1813, “Taboo” follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire, and finds himself playing a dangerous game with two warring nations, Britain and America.
“This man, James Delaney, is a deeply flawed and deeply troubled human-being. His greatest struggle will be against the East India Company which, throughout the 19th century, was the equivalent of the CIA, »
- Leo Barraclough
The second trailer for “The Purge: Anarchy” reveals that the couple whose car broke down in the first trailer won't be alone. The latest look (above) at the sequel to the 2013 low-budget hit “The Purge” includes the introduction of Frank Grillo (“Warrior”), who plays a character out for revenge, but ends up shepherding (or at least attempting to) a group of survivors that are unfit for the government-sanctioned chaos on their own. See video: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis Reclaim Earth in New ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Trailer Weaklings include a couple played by Zach Gilford (“Friday Night Lights”) and Kiele Sanchez (“The Glades”), a mother-daughter. »
- Greg Gilman
The story centers on two orphans raised by a CIA operative to be assassins, only to become targets themselves. David Morrell’s novel was published in 1984, with the NBC mini following five years later and starring Robert Mitchum, Peter Strauss and Connie Sellecca (pictured above).
The Sean Daniel Co. »
- Dave McNary
London — Lionsgate and Endemol India, a 51:49 joint venture between Endemol Bv and The Chernin Group’s CA Media, will co-produce a Hindi language version of Gavin O’Connor’s 2011 sports drama “Warrior”.
The film will be produced under the banner Eyedentity Motion Pictures, Endemol India’s film arm.
Lionsgate COO of international distribution, Andrew Kramer said, “Warrior” is the kind of locally-produced property based on timeless themes that we expect to resonate with mainstream commercial audiences in India. Eyedentity Motion Pictures will bring valuable local expertise to our venture.”
“Action-filled and emotionally powerful with themes of forgiveness and the enduring bonds of family, ‘Warrior’ will be a quality film made with top-of-the-line production values,” said Deepak Dhar, CEO of Endemol India.
Cast and crew are currently being finalised, with production expected to begin in December.
- Naman Ramachandran
Lionsgate and Endemol India will co-produce a Hindi version of 2011 sports drama Warrior, which starred Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton. Lionsgate's martial arts driven Warrior was directed by Gavin O'Connor and revolved around two estranged brothers and their struggling relationship with each other and their father. The Hindi remake of Warrior will be the first film to be jointly produced by Lionsgate and Endemol India via its banner Eyedentity Motion Pictures. Photos: 25 of the Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2014 While a budget and other details were not detailed, the companies said that the film will be
- Nyay Bhushan
Want to make sure you don't miss anything great on the telly in the next seven days? Never fear, because Tube Talk has done all the hard work for you and smushed all of this week's must-see TV into one snappy rundown. Check out what you should be checking out below...
Rev: Monday (March 24) at 10pm on BBC Two
The kind-hearted sitcom returns for a third series with Tom Hollander's Reverend Adam Smallbone and his wife Alex (Olivia Colman) becoming parents (yay!) just as St Saviour's Church comes under threat in a parish shake-up (boo!)
Watch a clip from the new series of Rev below:
Believe: Thursday (March 27) at 9pm on Watch
Believe has been dreamt up »
This past Sunday, The Wolverine director James Mangold revealed on Twitter that 20th Century Fox plans to shoot Wolverine 3 shortly after X-Men: Apocalypse wraps. The catch is, Hugh Jackman, who has played the character in seven movies over the span of fifteen years, might not return. As of yet, he is not even confirmed for X-Men: Apocalypse. What does this mean for the franchise? Well, according to Mangold, Wolverine will go on with or without the actor. Like James Bond before him, Logan is a character that will continue to live on the silver screen, just like he has in the comic books and the movie storyline itself, no matter who is swinging those antimantium claws. So, who might replace Jackman, an actor who unquestionably owns the role and is synonymous with it at this point?
Today, we look at 6 actors that could pull it off.
After all, Hugh was »
Joel Edgerton is one of Hollywood’s best and busiest rising stars, and though he’s been working for some time now, the last couple of years have been particularly kind to him. Films like Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Great Gatsby all benefited from the actor’s talents, and he’s just added Anton Corbijn’s Life to his slate.
The film tells the story of friendship that developed between photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) and actor James Dean (Dane DeHaan) in 1955, when Stock was commissioned to photograph the rising superstar for Life magazine. The assignment took the two on a cross-country trip from Los Angeles to New York, then to Dean’s home in Indiana.
According to Variety, Edgerton has been tapped to play John Morris, the Magnum Photography editor who brokered the deal for the photos with Life. Seeing as he was one of the best things about The Great Gatsby, »
- James Garcia
With diehard RPatz fans trying desperately not to fall asleep during "The American" as they bone up on the movies of Anton Corbijn, they'll have to expand their study list as another top shelf talent joins "Life." Joel Edgerton (rent "Animal Kingdom," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Warrior" kiddies) has joined Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan in the film that's currently in production in Ontario, Canada. Penned by Luke Davies ("Candy") the film inspired by the real-life friendship between Magnum photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and actor James Dean (DeHaan). Edgerton will play Stock's editor who made the deal with Life magazine for the images that would become iconic. [Variety] Sienna Miller, who has mostly be doing underseen indies for the last while, has a big year ahead. She features in Bennett Miller's forthcoming "Foxcatcher," and has now booked a role in Clint Eastwood's next effort. She'll start alongside Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Director Anton Corbijn has added Joel Edgerton ( Warrior , Zero Dark Thirty ) to the cast of his upcoming Life , Variety reports. Edgerton joins previously-announced leads Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan. Scripted by Luke Davies, Life is based on the true friendship formed between actor James Dean (DeHaan) and photojournalist Dennis Stock (Pattinson). Edgerton will play John Morris, Magnum's photography editor. Iain Canning, Christina Piovesan and Emile Sherman are attached to produce with production planned to begin in February 2014. (Photo Credit: C.Smith / WENN.com) »
Director and producers on Natalie Portman western have 'resolved quietly' their legal wrangles over Ramsay's departure from set and subsequent fallout
Producers said they would no longer be pursuing the acclaimed director of Morvern Callar and We Need to Talk About Kevin for more than $850,000 (£512,000) in reported fees and damages. "Jane Got a Gun Production LLC and Lynne Ramsay announce the pending civil action and all other disputes between the parties associated with Jane Got a Gun motion picture have been resolved privately and to their mutual satisfaction," the parties said in a statement to Screen Daily.
The settlement appears to bring to an end a rollercoaster production process on Jane Got a Gun that was played out in the public spotlight last year. »
- Ben Child
The upcoming sequel Sharknado 2: The Second One has secured an Olympic Gold medalist for its cast, with former WWE champion and Tna Wrestling star Kurt Angle signing on for the follow-up to last year's cult Syfy monster movie. Angle's previous film roles include Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Warrior and Pain & Gain.
In addition to Angle, it's been revealed that Robert Klein (Reign Over Me) has joined the cast, while Perez Hilton, Biz Markie and Pepa from Salt-n-Pepa are set for cameos. They will join returning Sharknado stars Ian Zierling and Tara Reid alongside new additions Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill), Mark McGrath (Scooby-Doo), Kelly Osbourne (The Osbournes), Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) and Judd Hirsch (Taxi).
- Gary Collinson
There are some actors who define the action genre. Actors whose steely gaze can make villains tremble; who could blow up a tank with a single flex of their bicep. And then there are the other types: those who came out of nowhere – those who you would sooner expect in a teen comedy or a cheesy romance than a rip-roaring, explosion-packed extravaganza.
So remember that Tom Hardy forged himself into a human wrecking ball for Warrior and The Dark Knight Rises, but before that he was a skinny beanpole who wouldn’t have a chance against Alfred in a street fight (let alone Batman). Before Jason Statham turned himself into a rinse-and-repeat action megastar, he was a diver and a model.. and although he was entertaining in Lock, Stock, he wasn’t exactly the picture of an action hero.
So here is a tribute to the latter. Here »
- Mike Revell
Ah, Mr Tom Hardy, I don’t think he can do any wrong at the moment and so we’re very excited to hear that he might be taking on not one, but two roles in the new film Legend from the writer and director of 42 and L.A. Confidential; Brian Helgeland.
If you’re from the UK then you’ll know about the infamous Kray brothers, previously portrayed by the Kemp brothers in the 1990 movie, the very notorious twin brothers from the criminal underworld in the 1950s and 60s. It must be known that Hardy is ‘in talks’ so nothing is fully confirmed but we’re hoping that Bronson, The Dark Knight Rises and Warrior star might look at it as another intriguing challenge.
Nearly some 50 years ago now, the brothers Reg and Ronnie Kray ran a collection of people called The Firm. They were responsible for endless armed robberies, »
- Dan Bullock
We've had character posters for Russell Crowe (Man of Steel), Jennifer Connelly (Requiem for a Dream), Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Douglas Booth (Romeo and Juliet), Ray Winstone (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) [see here, here and here], and now it's the turn of Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World) to grace his very own one-sheet for director Darren Aronofsky's upcoming biblical epic Noah....
Noah is set for release on March 28th in North America and April 4th in the UK, with a cast that also includes Kevin Durand (Resident Evil: Retribution), Nick Nolte (Warrior), Frank Langella (Robot & Frank), Maddison Davenport (The Possession), Mark Margolis (Breaking Bad), Marton Csokas (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter »
- Gary Collinson
In the biggest original-comedy opening since Ted, a seasoned police detective takes his fast-talking brother-in-law-to-be on the ride of a lifetime. Ride Along will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, including Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet and On Demand on April 15, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. This film will also be available on Digital HD two weeks early on April 1, 2014. An all-new comedy from director Tim Story (Think Like a Man, Fantastic Four, Barbershop), Ride Along stars actor and recording artist Ice Cube (Barbershop, 21 Jump Street) and actor and comedian Kevin Hart (Think Like a Man, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain) in a film that Scott Bowles of USA Today calls "downright hilarious!"
The film also features hysterical performances from Tika Sumpter (Tyler Perry's a Madea Christmas, The Haves and the Have Nots), John Leguizamo (Kick-Ass 2, The Lincoln Lawyer), Bryan Callen (The Hangover, Warrior), Bruce McGill (Lincoln, »
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