A former executive at Millennium Films has filed a harassment lawsuit, alleging that the company fostered a culture that was demeaning towards actresses and female employees.
The suit alleges that women were called “whores,” “c—suckers,” and “mistresses,” and actresses were routinely called “too fat,” “too ugly” and “too old.”
The plaintiff filed the case under a pseudonym, Jane Roe, but is identified as a former director of development at the L.A.-based company that produced such films as “The Expendables,” “London Has Fallen,” and the 2008 “Rambo.” The suit names CEO Avi Lerner as a defendant, and alleges that he made many of the disparaging remarks.
The suit also alleges that Lerner hired “unqualified girlfriends” to produce his films, and encouraged young women to wear revealing clothing — without underwear — around the office. When the plaintiff complained about the company’s hiring practices, she was told that “the girls” were »
- Gene Maddaus
After burning rubber in Furious 7 and taking the Warrens to England in The Conjuring 2, filmmaker James Wan is heading to the deep blue sea of the DC universe for his next film, Aquaman, which has officially started filming.
Press Release: Burbank, CA, May 3, 2017 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall’s “Justice League.”
The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike Xxl”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm »
- Derek Anderson
Director James Wan has been hard at work on developing the big screen Aquaman movie the character deserves and has lined up a fairly impressive cast, based on what we know so far. Now, all those pre-production efforts are being put to use as cameras have started rolling on the film down in Australia.
Months of intensive prep have led to this. Here we go. #DayOne #Ahab pic.twitter.com/Ryhl3NUtRY
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 3, 2017
Sure, it's not a terribly exciting set picture, it's exciting nonetheless that the film is actually going to happen. While I've never been the biggest fan of Aquaman, I have a lot of confidence in James Wan as a director and have enjoyed »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
John Abraham recently announced his next production on nuclear tests and now he continues to take another step towards turning into an action star. The actor has been approached to play the lead in the Hindi remake of Sylvester Stallone’s popular franchise The Expendables and he is excited about it. Last year, there were manyRead More
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Author: Scott Davis
By The Power Of Grayskull! After years of back and forth over a mooted adaptation of Masters of the Universe, with many different writers and directors attached to bring the series back to the big screen, Sony have now officially announced a release date for the return to Eternia.
Most recently linked to the project was McG, the filmmaker behind Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation and This Means War, and early last year he stated that he was to make the film and had met Twilight star Kellan Lutz about possibly playing the title role. But with the announcement of the new release date comes news that the director has now exited and the search is on for a new helmer. (via EW).
- Scott Davis
Western Audiences may not be familiar with bodybuilder-turned action star Alexander Nevsky, but in Russia he’s a bona fide star. Nevsky has been quietly creating his own projects to star in, starting with the surprisingly earnest and stellar film Moscow Heat, which emulated the Walter Hill actioner Red Heat, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Speaking of Schwarzenegger, Nevsky’s build, voice, and demeanor are a striking ringer for Arnold, and Nevsky knows this and plays it to his benefit. Nevsky’s other films include the also quite entertaining genre hybrid mashup Treasure Raiders, which combined the best ingredients of The Fast and the Furious and National Treasure, and he’s back with this year’s serial killer thriller/action film Black Rose, co-starring Kristanna Loken, and a little later in the year with the Expendables-type action flick Showdown in Manila, which »
- Amie Cranswick
The Expendables introduced the idea of gathering together the world's greatest action heroes all in the same franchise, but many of the actors in the series are past their prime. Though, that is part of the charm. But what if Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger had teamed up for a movie in the 80s playing their most iconic characters? Kurt Russell wanted it to happen and even pitched it.
While promoting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kurt Russell spoke with Fox 5 DC and, at one point, the subject of Snake Plissken joining up with the Guardians came up. While Russell was quick to dismiss that idea, he did reveal that he wanted Snake to join up with the likes of John Rambo and John McClane in a movie. Here is what he had to say about it.
"Years ago I did think, back then nobody would listen to me, »
Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Expendables and maybe even Planet Hollywood, Kurt Russell wanted to unite your favorite heroes. In a new interview promoting his role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the actor reveals that back in the day he pitched a movie where all the big action movie stars of the time -- Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and others --would team up as their "one best," i.e. their most iconic, action hero characters. "It was a little ahead of its time," he tells Fox 5 DC entertainment reporter Kevin McCarthy. For his part, he would have reprised the role of Snake Plissken from Escape from New York. Even though that character probably wouldn't be interested in working with any sort of...
- Christopher Campbell
Shared cinematic universes are all the rage these days in Hollywood. Every studio’s got one or is trying to get one off the ground and it’s not hard to see why. For the most part, they all involve superheroes or some kind of sci-fi/comic book property, but if Kurt Russell had his way, we’d have gotten a much different type of cinematic universe, and a long time before Marvel or DC ever even entertained the idea.
While doing press for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the actor revealed that back in the 1980s, he pitched an idea for a film that would bring together all of the big action movie icons of the time, in hopes of launching some sort of shared universe:
“Years ago I did think that it’d be a good idea, and nobody would listen to me, I thought it’d »
- Mark Cassidy
Dear Universal, Vin Diesel, & Family,
A plea. After eight films and $4.4 billion and counting, it’s time for the “Fast and the Furious” series to eye the exit ramp. I’m not saying you have to send Dom Toretto into the great garage in the sky without giving him and Letty and Hobbs and the Shaw brothers and whoever it is that Scott Eastwood plays, a proper sendoff. There’s still plenty of gas left in the series’ tank, especially after “The Fate of the Furious” just shattered records with a $532.5 million global opening. I just hope you understand the importance of the old adage to leave the audience wanting more.
After all, nothing is sadder than a film franchise that should have ended several installments ago. Just ask “Die Hard,” “Lethal Weapon,” “The Expendables,” or even “Indiana Jones.” It would be so sad to see an arthritic Dom slide »
- Brent Lang
Ivan Drago is one the most villainous opponents anyone has ever seen. Rocky had to fight his heart out to defeat him, on enemy territory no doubt. Now it looks as Drago is going to be a foe for another great hero, this time, not in the wintery lands of Russia, but in the heart of the deep blue sea.
That’s right Star of Rocky IV and The Expendables Dolph Lundgren is heading to the Dceu. James Wan’s Aquaman to be exact. THR is reporting that Lundgren is set to play King Nereus. In the comics, Nereus is a fearsome warrior who hails from Xebel, the home kingdom of Mera who will be played by Amber Heard in both Justice League and Aquaman. King Nereus will be a rival to Jason Momoa’s Aquaman as the alleged betrothed to Mera, Aquaman’s love interest.
In the follow up to Justice League, »
- email@example.com (B.C.)
In recent years, both Marvel and DC Films have tried to bring a shinier gloss to their films by adding prestige, Oscar-winning talent to their movies. But sometimes, you just need some screen presence and muscles, and that’s where Dolph Lundgren fits the bill.
The action movie legend and “The Expendables” star has signed up for a royalty-level role in “Aquaman.” The film, which will be led by Jason Momoa and directed by James Wan, will see Lundgren playing King Nereus of the aquatic kingdom of Xebel, which will probably mean more to comic-book fans than to me, who is still trying to wrap my brain around a superhero movie presumably set under water.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Following his exit from The Expendables series, it looks like Sylvester Stallone has set his sights on another franchise, with Deadline reporting that he has officially signed on to star in Escape Plan 3.
Stallone has just reprised his role as Ray Breslin for the first sequel to the 2013 action thriller – titled Escape Plan 2: Hades – which sees Steven C. Miller directing a cast that includes Dave Bautista, Jesse Metcalfe, 50 Cent, Jaime King and Gordon Michaels.
Production on Escape Plan 2: Hades has just wrapped this week. It is currently without a release date, but slated to arrive in 2018. »
- Gary Collinson
Dolph Lundgren is best known for his action movie roles with the likes of Rocky IV and The Expendables being among the biggest, but he’s also no stranger to the world of comic books. This year, the actor has been making his presence felt in Arrow as the villainous Konstantin Kovar, and he’s now set to make the leap to the big screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lundgren has been cast as King Nereus in Aquaman, the highly anticipated DC Comics adaptation that’s set to swim into theatres in December 2018. For those unfamiliar with the character, he rules over the kingdom of Xebel, the home of Amber Heard’s Mera and an undersea nation with a very tumultuous relationship with Atlantis. However, he also wants Mera for himself, hence why his mission is to destroy her husband, a.k.a. Aquaman.
Lundgren signing on marks the »
- Josh Wilding
Lundgren, who has appeared in the likes of Rocky IV, and most recently The Expendables movies, will play a villainous role in the film, which is being led by Jason Momoa in the title character. The news was broken by The Hollywood Reporter, and now Lundgren will join the project and the already cast Willem Dafoe, who plays Aquaman’s adviser, scientist Dr. Vulko; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta; and Temuera Morrison is Aquaman’s father.
Lundgren will play King Nereus of the aquatic kingdom of Xebel, who claims Mera as his own and wants to kill Aquaman, »
- Paul Heath
Dolph Lundgren just can’t keep away from the DC Comics properties, trading up from ruling a criminal empire on Arrow to ruling the high seas in the James Wan-helmed Aquaman. The Expendables star has been cast as the dastardly King Nereus opposite Jason Momoa‘s Arthur Curry in Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC superhero movie. According to The Hollywood […]
- Hoai-Tran Bui
Lundgren will play King Nereus of the aquatic kingdom of Xebel, who claims Aquaman’s wife Mera (Amber Heard) as his own and wants to kill him. The cast also includes Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta.
The studio said last year that the title character, played by Momoa, would be caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and the undersea Atlanteans, who are ready to lash out in revolt. Aquaman is based on the DC Comics character first introduced in the early 1940s who’s the king of Atlantis — a half-human and half-Atlantean named Arthur Curry. »
- Justin Kroll
I don’t know what the Hollywood equivalent of subtweeting is, but I’d imagine this is pretty close. Earlier this month, Sylvester Stallone exited “The Expendables” franchise and the brewing fourth film, with creative differences and the actor’s reluctance to make a sequel that wasn’t up to his high standards cited as culprits. But that doesn’t mean he’s saying no to schlock. Stallone will be wrapping up “Escape Plan 2” this week, and is already planning to make a third installment.
- Kevin Jagernauth
After three films in the space of five years, Sylvester Stallone has ostensibly called time on The Expendables franchise. But just because Barney Ross is bound for an early retirement doesn’t necessarily mean that Stallone is ready to exit the action genre altogether, as he’s reportedly signed on for Escape Plan 3.
At least, that’s according to Deadline. Word is that Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films CEOs and co-founders Randall Emmett and George Furla have issued the go-ahead for a third film in the cult action series just as Escape Plan 2 begins to wrap up principal photography.
The sequel, directed by Steven C. Miller and tentatively titled Escape Plan 2: Hades, will see the return of Sylvester Stallone’s super-gruff inmate Ray Breslin. Despite rumors to the contrary, Arnold Schwarzenegger (Emil Rottmayer) isn’t involved in the prison sequel whatsoever, allowing the void to be filled by none other than Dave Bautista. »
- Michael Briers
Exclusive: While Sylvester Stallone walked away from The Expendables, he is thriving with another franchise. Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films CEOs and co-founders Randall Emmett and George Furla just greenlit the third film in the Escape Plan franchise. The first, which starred Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, grossed $137 million Ww in 2013, and the third film has been set just as Escape Plan 2 wraps this week. Stallone came back for the sequel and will return for the third… »
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