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Jasper Jones cast revealed at CinefestOZ

27 August 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Porchlight Films and Bunya Productions have revealed the cast for feature film Jasper Jones, which is set to start filming in Western Australia on October 26.

The cast will include Levi Miller (Terra Nova, upcoming Pan, Blue Dog), Angourie Rice (These Final Hours, upcoming The Nice Guys) and Aaron McGrath (Glitch)..

The film is an adaption of the award winning coming of age mystery novel by Craig Silvey..

Principal photography is set to commence in October in the south west of Western Australia.

Jasper Jones will be directed by Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae, Radiance, One Night the Moon).

Miller will play bookish 14-year-old, Charlie Bucktin, who over one eventful summer in 1965 navigates small-town racism, hypocrisy and the trials of teenage love.

McGrath has been cast as the titular character, Jasper Jones, while will play the intelligent and mysterious Eliza Wishart, who is also the object of Charlie.s affections.

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Jasper Jones cast revealed at CinéfestOZ

27 August 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Porchlight Films and Bunya Productions have revealed the cast for feature film Jasper Jones, which is set to start filming in Western Australia on October 26.

The cast will include Levi Miller (Terra Nova, upcoming Pan, Blue Dog), Angourie Rice (These Final Hours, upcoming The Nice Guys) and Aaron McGrath (Glitch)..

The film is an adaption of the award winning coming of age mystery novel by Craig Silvey..

Principal photography is set to commence in October in the south west of Western Australia.

Jasper Jones will be directed by Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae, Radiance, One Night the Moon).

Miller will play bookish 14-year-old, Charlie Bucktin, who over one eventful summer in 1965 navigates small-town racism, hypocrisy and the trials of teenage love.

McGrath has been cast as the titular character, Jasper Jones, while will play the intelligent and mysterious Eliza Wishart, who is also the object of Charlie.s affections.

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- Inside Film Correspondent

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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1986

26 August 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From thrillers to sci-fi to horror, here's our pick of 20 films from 1986 that surely deserve a bit more love...

A fascinating year for film, 1986. It was a time when a glossy, expensive movie about handsome men in planes could dominate the box-office, sure (that would be Top Gun). But it was also a year when Oliver Stone went off with just $6m and came back with Platoon, one of the biggest hits of the year both financially and in terms of accolades. It was also a period when the British movie industry was briefly back on its feet, resulting in a new golden age of great films - one or two of them are even on this list.

As ever, there were certain films that, despite their entertainment value or genuine brilliance in terms of movie making, somehow managed to slip through the net. So to redress the balance a little, »

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‘Animal Kingdom’ Actor Anthony Hayes Joins ‘War Machine’ With Brad Pitt (Exclusive)

25 August 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Australian actor Anthony Hayes is the latest to join Brad Pitt in Netflix’s “War Machine.”

Topher Grace, Scoot McNairy, Emory Cohen, John Magaro and Anthony Michael Hall are also on board, with “Animal Kingdom” helmer David Michod directing and writing. Netflix will open the film in select theaters next year as well as stream the film on its online service.

Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing with Ian Bryce.

Based on Michael Hastings’ book “The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” the story follows a general, played by Pitt, whose track record lands him the commanding job in the American conflict in Afghanistan.

Principal photography is scheduled to start this fall.

Hayes and Michod previously worked together on the 2010 Australian crime drama “Animal Kingdom.” Hayes is also known for his work in “The Slap” and “The Rover. »

- Justin Kroll

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TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ Pilot Adds ‘Ithaca’s’ Molly Gordon

25 August 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT has added to its cast for its pilot “Animal Kingdom,” tapping Molly Gordon to play Nicky, the rebellious girlfriend of Finn Cole’s Joshua “J” Cody.

Gordon is known for roles in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” and the film “I Am Sam.” She appears in the upcoming films “Love the Coopers,” directed by “Sam’s” Jessie Nelson, and “Ithaca,” directed by Meg Ryan. She is repped by the Burstein Co. and Paradigm.

Animal Kingdom” is based on the 2010 movie written and directed by David Michod, a project that resulted in Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for actress Jacki Weaver. The story follows Cole’s character as he discovers that his family’s life of indulgence and excess is funded by criminal activities, including bank robberies. He soon learns that joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle.

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Emmys: 'Bloodline's' Ben Mendelsohn on His Nominated Role: "He's the Least Full of Bullshit in the Family"

24 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. One of the year's most stirring performances came from Ben Mendelsohn, whose Danny Rayburn — the bad seed of a prominent Florida Keys family — in Netflix's Bloodline has landed him a nomination for best supporting actor in a drama series. The 46-year-old Aussie, who broke out in the 2010 crime drama Animal Kingdom and recently was cast in the Star Wars spinoff film Rogue One, spoke with THR about his roller-coaster career, bad-guy typecasting and the two things that terrified him

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Will Poulter and Keith Stanfield are joining Brad Pitt's huge Netflix movie War Machine

21 August 2015 7:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Brad Pitt has added two more castmembers to his military movie War Machine.

Will Poulter and Keith Stanfield have joined the cast for the film, which is set to be Netflix's biggest production to date, reports TheWrap.

Pitt, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall and Scoot McNairy are already in the cast, with David Michôd of The Rover and Animal Kingdom set to direct.

The film's script has been adapted from journalist Michael Hastings's book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan.

Pitt will portray a high-ranking general in the Us Army, who is running operations during the conflict that sees multiple mistakes and issues of corruption.

No further details about the cast's roles have been released, apart from Grace playing a "civilian media whizz".

Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, said: "War Machine is a rip-roaring, behind-the-facade tale of modern war decision-makers, »

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Will Poulter & Keith Stanfield Sign Up For War Machine

20 August 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Brad Pitt’s military satire War Machine continues to gain ground at Netflix. Pitt, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall and Scoot McNairy are already cast, and the latest to make a stand, show their hand and call a high command are Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton) and Will Poulter (We're The Millers).David Michôd (The RoverAnimal Kingdom) is directing, and also adapted the script from late journalist Michael Hastings’ book The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan. Pitt plays a top general in the Us armed forces, overseeing the conflict and a mission that is riddled with problems, corruption and cock-ups. It’s all loosely based on the hubristic General Stanley McChrystal.Grace is playing a civilian media whizz, but it's unclear so far which roles the rest of the cast have landed."War Machine is a rip-roaring, behind-the-facade tale of modern war decision-makers, »

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Will Poulter And Anthony Michael Hall Board Netflix’s War Machine

20 August 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The cast for War Machine, Netflix’s next foray into original films, is starting to take shape. The Brad Pitt-starring pic already snagged Scoot McNairy last week, and this week, it’s found two more supporting actors in Will Poulter and Anthony Michael Hall.

The film will be directed by Animal Kingdom helmer David Michôd and is based on the bestselling book The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings.

For those unfamiliar with the source material, it focused on a four star, “rock star” general whose lethal reputation and impeccable track record vaults him to command the American war in Afghanistan. Pitt is set to play the general, and Hall is locked in for the part of his second in command. As for Poulter, there’s no word yet on who he’ll play, but expect an update soon. »

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‘Straight Outta Compton’s Keith Stanfield Joins Brad Pitt’s Netflix Movie ‘War Machine’ (Exclusive)

20 August 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fresh off the success of “Straight Outta Compton,” Keith Stanfield has signed on to join Brad Pitt in Netflix’s political satire “War Machine,” TheWrap has learned. Will Poulter (“The Revenant”) is also in talks to join the young ensemble cast. David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) will direct the film, which will debut in select theaters next year and stream exclusively on Netflix, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Michôd also wrote the movie, which is based on Michael Hastings’ bestselling book “The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan.” Pitt and his Plan B partners. »

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Jacki Weaver Learned Some Interesting New Sex Slang Filming 'Blunt Talk'

20 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Jacki Weaver is many things, among them a long-acclaimed stage and film actress in her home country of Australia, and more recently a two-time Academy Award nominee for her big screen turns in "Animal Kingdom" and "Silver Linings Playbook." Even more immediately, she's newly conversant in the term "motorboating," thanks to her upcoming stint on the Starz comedy "Blunt Talk," created by "Bored to Death's" Jonathan Ames and executive produced by "Family Guy's" Seth MacFarlane.

An education in contemporary sex slang was just one of the reasons Weaver was compelled to take on the role of the supportive producer propping up a fraying-at-the-seams news anchor (Patrick Stewart), as the actress explained in a chat with Moviefone.

Moviefone: Obviously, things have been going well in the feature film side of your career, but I can see why you couldn't resist this series. What got its hooks into you about it? »

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Anthony Michael Hall to Star in Brad Pitt’s ‘War Machine’ Netflix Original Movie

19 August 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anthony Michael Hall will star alongside Brad Pitt in “War Machine,” Netflix’s satirical comedy about the U.S.’ engagement in the conflict in Afghanistan, slated to be released in 2016.

Hall, whose credits include “Foxcatcher,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Breakfast Club,” will play the second-in-command to Pitt’s four-star general, who’s based on the real-life Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Cast also includes Topher Grace (“That ’70s Show”), who will play a civilian media adviser.

War Machine” is written and directed by David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) and based on Michael Hastings’ book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan.” Film is to be produced by Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, along with Ian Bryce (“World War Z”).

Netflix has said the original film will be available in theaters and to streaming subscribers in 2016 — although large theater »

- Todd Spangler

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Anthony Michael Hall Joins Brad Pitt In New Netflix Film ‘War Machine’

19 August 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Brad Pitt found his military sidekick in his new Netflix feature War Machine. Anthony Michael Hall (Foxcatcher) has been cast to star opposite Pitt in the satirical comedy from writer-director David Michôd (The RoverAnimal Kingdom). The project, which was inspired by the bestselling book The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America's War In Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael HastingsWar Machine concerns a four star, "rock star"… »

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Review: Brothers, A Brawler Submits To Bollywood Bloat

14 August 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Gavin O'Connor's Warrior was a surprise critical and box office hit back in 2011, as well as being one of the first studio films set within the increasingly popular world of Mixed Martial Arts fighting. That film pitted brothers Tom Hardy (Bronson, The Dark Knight Returns, Mad Max Fury Road) and Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Acolytes, The Gift) against one another in an Mma battle and garnered positive notices, much to everyone's surprise. The film, rife with sibling rivalry, hatred, and melodrama, was snatched up for reevaluation and remake by India's Dharma Productions and seemed like a slam dunk for its producers, who handed the project to director Karan Malhotra, following up his surprise corker Agneepath (2012). However, sometimes things have a way unraveling in a...

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Topher Grace Joins War Machine

10 August 2015 7:22 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Brad Pitt’s military satire War Machine has a home at Netflix and is busy finding itself a cast to go with it. Topher Grace is the latest to join the party, starring alongside its producer.According to Deadline, Grace will be playing a civilian media whizz who’ll be helping a four star Us general navigate the perilous waters of spin, modern 24/7 news cycles and the tips for cunningly burying bad news. Pitt will be playing the general, a character based on real-life salute-magnet Stanley McChrystal, in a $30 million budgeted satire that has Animal Kingdom's David Michôd behind the camera."War Machine is a rip-roaring, behind-the-facade tale of modern war decision-makers, from the corridors of power to the distant regions of America’s ambitions,” promises Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer. “Brad and David are a perfect team to make this timely, compelling and entertaining film.”Grace, »

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Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman Cast in TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ Pilot

29 July 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Scott Speedman and Ellen Barkin are set to star in TNT’s “Animal Kingdom” pilot. The pilot, based on David Michôd’s 2010 Australian film of the same name starring Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver and Joel Edgerton, follows the 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody, who moves in with his California relatives and discovers that they’re funded by criminal activities. Barkin will play Janine “Smurf ” Cody, the family matriarch played by Weaver in the original movie. Speedman will play Barry “Baz” Brown, Edgerton’s character in the film. Also read: TBS, TNT Set Creative Development and Production Teams Under President Kevin Reilly »

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Ellen Barkin & Scott Speedman to Star in TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’

29 July 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman have been cast in TNT’s upcoming drama pilot “Animal Kingdom,” Variety has learned.

The story follows 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody, who moves in with his wild, freewheeling relatives. As he is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess, he discovers it is being funded by criminal activities.

Barkin plays Janine “Smurf” Cody. A working-class mom with what appears to be a picket-fence lifestyle, she is actually the boot-tough matriarch of an organized crime family. Smurf has enough authority to make even the most dangerous men tremble in her presence. Speedman plays Barry “Baz” Brown, who was adopted by the Cody family when he was 12. He now leads the group in their armed robberies, but he also thinks of breaking away from a life of crime.

Animal Kingdom” hails from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television and is based on the »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Barkin, Speedman Enter "Animal Kingdom"

29 July 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman are set to take on the roles that Jacki Weaver and Joel Edgerton made famous in TNT's drama pilot "Animal Kingdom".

A U.S. TV series adaptation of the acclaimed 2010 Australian crime thriller feature, the series centers on 17-year-old Joshua 'J' Cody' who moves into the Southern California beach town of his grandmother and his uncles following his mother's overdose.

Barkin plays Janine 'Smurf' Cody, a working-class mom with what appears to be a picket-fence lifestyle. In fact, she is actually the matriarch of an organized crime family with enough authority to make dangerous men tremble.

Speedman plays Cody's son and Josh's uncle Barry 'Baz' Brown who leads the group in their armed robberies. Jonathan Lisco penned the adaptation with John Wells to direct the pilot and executive produce. Filming begins next month in Los Angeles.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Interview: Ben Mendelsohn On 'Mississippi Grind,' 'Blackbird,' Gareth Edwards And 'Rogue One'

29 July 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Mississippi Grind," the new film from directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (review), may be a two-hander (as you can tell from this new trailer), but the focus and the driver of the action is undoubtedly Gerry, the character played by Ben Mendelsohn. Emerging from the film's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival gala screening, I found myself trying to work out what exactly it was about the Australian actor in that role that was so different from almost everything else we might know him from recently —his incendiary turn in "Starred Up," his breakout "Animal Kingdom," his memorable supporting appearances in "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "Killing Them Softly," his pivotal performance in Netflix's "Bloodline." The closest I got was that as messed up and flawed as the character is (it's no spoiler to say he's an inveterate gambling addict), Gerry has no violence in him —in fact, he »

- Jessica Kiang

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The Animal Kingdom film club episode

29 July 2015 1:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Recorded live at Guardian Australia's first Film Club, film critic Luke Buckmaster discusses debut films with Animal Kingdom producer Liz Watts, Kath Shelper of Ruben Guthrie and Tristan Roche-Turner of zombie horror Wyrmwood

In the first of a new Guardian Australia culture series, Luke Buckmaster hosted our inaugural Film Club, where we combine the screening of a classic Australian film and a panel debate with film industry experts.

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