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The Grey's Joe Carnahan is in early talks to write and direct Bad Boys 3

10 June 2015 1:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bad Boys 3 could be moving forward with Joe Carnahan attached as director.

It's believed that The Grey director is in early talks to work on a draft script from Safe House's David Guggenheim, as well as possibly direct the action sequel.

Deadline first reported the news, which would mean Carnahan would take over from Michael Bay, who directed the first two Bad Boys films.

It's thought that Sony Pictures is hoping star Will Smith will take on the film as his next project after finishing work on Suicide Squad.

Smith starred alongside Martin Lawrence in 1995's Bad Boys, before both actors reprised their roles in 2003's sequel Bad Boys II.

In 2014, producer Jerry Bruckheimer told Digital Spy that he wanted Bay to return to the franchise.

"We'd love to get Michael Bay [but] he's very busy right now. Hopefully we can twist his arm and get him in there, »

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Joe Carnahan May Wrangle Bad Boys 3

9 June 2015 11:08 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The idea of a Bad Boys 3 has been floating around since at least 2009, but Sony hasn’t yet found an idea or script it really likes. Safe House writer David Guggenheim was most recently working up the screenplay, and now the studio has The Grey’s Joe Carnahan in early talks to take a crack at a new draft with an eye to potentially directing.It’s still all early days – Carnahan does not have a deal yet, but Sony definitely wants this brought to a place that could make Will Smith happy enough to sign on quickly, so that he can consider working on it after Suicide Squad. Whether that happens remains to be seen, and the third outing has certainly waited long enough already, so it can stand a bit more of a delay. But Carnahan as a director would also seem to be a good choice »

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Bad Boys 3: The Grey's Joe Carnahan In Talks To Take Over Action Franchise

9 June 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Joe Carnahan, writer and director for action flicks like The Grey and The A-Team, has been reportedly approached by Sony to take over their Bad Boy franchise. According to reports Carnahan could be taking a look at a previous draft of the script from Safe House writer David Guggenheim and reworking it. Carnahan may also direct this third film. The same report over at Deadline suggests that Sony wants to get moving on this and sign up Carnahan so they have a film ready for Will Smith to consider once he is done with Suicide Squad. Martin Lawrence is unofficially waiting at home by phone for something, anything, to happen. Personally, I love the Bad Boy flicks. Ask me some time about the time I went to...

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‘Bad Boys 3′: Joe Carnahan in Talks to Write, Possibly Direct Sequel

9 June 2015 6:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony is eyeing Joe Carnahan as a potential director for Will Smith’s “Bad Boys 3.”

The studio is in early talks with Carnahan to do a re-write on a “Bad Boys 3″ script by “Safe House” writer David Guggenheim with an eye to directing.

Smith has been filming Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” portraying the Floyd Lawton / Deadshot character.

Smith starred with Martin Lawrence in 1995’s “Bad Boys” and 2003’s “Bad Boys II” with Michael Bay directing both films. Both of the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced films were quite successful with the first grossing over $140 million worldwide and the second taking in over $270 million.

Carnahan closed a deal in March to direct “Motorcade” for DreamWorks. Carnahan most recently directed “Stretch,” starring Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms and Chris Pine, and has also been busy on the TV front, exec producing the NBC dramas “Blacklist” and “State of Affairs.”

Other past credits include “The Grey, »

- Dave McNary

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Joe Carnahan Circles ‘Bad Boys 3′

9 June 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Sony Pictures has been building up its franchises quickly, and now I’m hearing that Bad Boys 3 is looking like a strong possibility to get going. Safe House scribe David Guggenheim wrote a strong draft that now has Joe Carnahan in early talks to do a quick pass to possibly direct. I’m hearing this is all moving quickly as the studio wants to have the movie for Will Smith to consider as his next slot after Suicide Squad. Smith starred in the first two… »

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Carnahan To Pen, Maybe Direct "Bad Boys 3"

9 June 2015 2:59 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Joe Carnahan ("Narc," "The Grey") is in early talks to pen a new draft and possibly direct a third film in the "Bad Boys" action film franchise.

Carnahan will definitely be rewriting the script by David Guggenheim ("Safe House") and could potentially helm the project for which both Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are being sought to return.

Carnahan does not have a deal in place yet, but his masculine sensibility and efficient filmmaking style seems a good fit for the franchise which had two previous entries directed by Michael Bay.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Blu-ray details announced for Tom Hardy’s Child 44

4 June 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate have announced the details for the Blu-ray release of thriller Child 44. Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), the film stars Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises), Noomi Rapace (The Drop), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan), Jason Clarke (Terminator Genisys) and Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad) and is set for release on August 4th in the States.

After a friend’s son is found dead, Soviet secret-police officer Leo Demidov (Hardy) suspects his superiors are covering up the truth. When Leo dares to raise questions, he is demoted and exiled to a provincial outpost with his wife (Rapace). There, Leo soon discovers other mysterious deaths with similar circumstances and convinces his new boss (Oldman) that a deranged serial killer is on the loose-and must be stopped before he strikes again in this electrifying thriller.

Special Features will include:

-Reflections of History” featurette »

- Scott J. Davis

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Daniel Espinosa Will Not Be Boston Strong

25 May 2015 7:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Still reeling from the box office failure of his critically derided historical thriller Child 44, director Daniel Espinosa has departed the Boston Marathon bombing drama Boston Strong.

Creative differences were cited as the reason for the split, though no details were available as to what those differences entailed. Espinosa, who broke out with 2010’s Easy Money and went on to helm action hit Safe House, has been going through a rough patch lately; Child 44 was reportedly a monster to tackle in the editing room, and even with extensive post-production work, it became a high-profile disappointment for Lionsgate.

Boston Strong, which The Fighter scribes Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy originally adapted from the book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, focuses on the manhunt for bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the immediate aftermath of a devastating attack during the 2013 Boston Marathon, and how the »

- Isaac Feldberg

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News Bits: Arms, Boston, Clank, Down, Bojack

23 May 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Arms and the Dudes

"The Hangover" filmmaker Todd Phillips has used his Instagram account to post the first photos from his upcoming feature "Arms and the Dudes". Jonah Hill and Miles Teller star in the project about a Miami-based small business who bid on U.S. military contracts and started raking in big money.

Boston Strong

Swedish filmmaker Daniel Espinosa ("Child 44," "Safe House") has dropped out of the Boston Marathon bombings drama "Boston Strong" citing "creative differences".

The film tells of the aftermath of the attack which left dozens permanently injured, and how the city came together to heal itself. Espinosa is coming off the period Soviet drama "Child 44" which has had a disastrous run so far in cinemas. [Source: THR]

Ratchet and Clank

Focus Features has revived the Gramercy Pictures which it will use for releasing genre films such as the upcoming "Insidious: Chapter 3," "Sinister 2," and "London Has Fallen »

- Garth Franklin

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'Child 44' Director Daniel Espinosa Exits Boston Marathon Bombing Drama

21 May 2015 6:05 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Boston turned out to be too strong for Daniel Espinosa. The director, who is coming off the major box office disappointment of Child 44, has fallen off of Boston Strong, the drama based around the events of the Boston Marathon bombings. "Creative differences" is the reason cited for the departure, according to sources, although it is unclear what those were. But the Swedish filmmaker, who also directed the Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds hit Safe House, has been going through career turbulence of late. Child 44, a period Soviet drama starring Tom Hardy, cost over $30 million to make, but only

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- Borys Kit

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'Child 44' Director Daniel Espinosa To Helm 'The Emigrants'

19 May 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Though he broke out with "Easy Money" and garnered a lot of attention from Hollywood, one could argue that Daniel Espinosa hasn't really lived up to his Next Hot Thing status. "Safe House" was a forgettable action flick, and this spring's star-studded "Child 44" was a complete bomb, but miraculously not a huge loss for Lionsgate, thanks to some smart accounting. So perhaps it's not a surprise that the director has set up an upcoming project in Sweden. Read More: Review: 'Child 44' Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, And Joel Kinnaman Screen Daily reports that Espinosa will helm a new adaptation of Vilhelm Moberg’s novel "The Emigrants." Cinephiles will know that Jan Troell made a wonderfully received 1971 movie based on the same material (it earned four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay), but maybe there's room for improvement? »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Matthew McConaughey Is On The Run In New Stills For Civil War Drama Free State Of Jones

23 April 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Stx Entertainment and Im Global’s financial partnership for civil war drama Free State of Jones is beginning to bear fruit, as the studios have unveiled a pair of new stills for Gary Ross’ feature that showcase Interstellar star Matthew McConaughey in action.

For the film, he’ll assume the role of Newton Knight, a confederate soldier who spearheads one of the largest, and most significant rebellions in the bloody history of the four-year battle. Opposite McConaughey for the film is Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights), a slave named Rachel who wins the heart of the iconic protagonist, paving the way for one of the first mixed-race marriages in the state. Rachel’s relationship with Newton has been documented as one of the defining periods of his life, and it’ll be fascinating to see that play out on the big screen under Ross’ astute eye. »

- Michael Briers

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Child 44 Review

19 April 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s hard to dislike Tom Hardy as an actor. Whatever cinematic challenge he takes on, from atypically brainy blockbusters like Inception and The Dark Knight Rises to taut dramas like Bronson and Locke, he always gives it his all, digging under his character’s skins with a diligence and canniness that elevates him above possibly any other actor of his generation. Along the way, he’s found particular success in embodying strong, silent types, the kinds of men who more resemble wild animals than well-mannered gentlemen. Hardy’s characters are like caged wolves – as much as you want to reach in and pet them, you might lose your hand if you do.

In Child 44, the actor is up to his usual tricks. As Leo Demidov, a dedicated security officer tasked with cracking down on traitors in Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union, Hardy plays another hardened man’s man, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Tom Hardy-Gary Oldman Thriller ‘Child 44′ a Disaster at Box Office

19 April 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At a time when the box office is dominated by popcorn pics, the failure of “Child 44″ is a perfect example of the challenges facing movies geared toward adult audiences.

The moody thriller about the search for a serial killer in Soviet Russia earned a paltry $600,000 domestically in its opening weekend and a meager $2.1 million internationally. That does not bode well for a film that cost nearly $50 million to produce.

A movie that offers up plenty of Russian accents, pre-Perestroika official corruption and a high preteen body count is a difficult sell in any circumstances, but in this case, nothing seemed to break “Child 44’s” way.

“When you’re spending $50 million on an adult drama, you have to be sure you have the right pieces in place to pull it off,” said Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations. “In this day and age, if it’s not produced »

- Brent Lang and Dave McNary

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Child 44 | Review

16 April 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Dirty Snow: Espinosa’s Ungainly Yet Enjoyable Soviet Era Mystery

Grazing lightly over the Soviet era politics of the period and featuring a handsome, gussied up cast that features a tad too many problematic instances of accented English, Swedish helmer Daniel Espinosa still manages to make an utterly watchable film out of Child 44, his second studio picture since breaking into Hollywood with 2012’s Safe House. A cadre of diverse actors from Sweden, Poland, France, Denmark, the UK, the Us, Switzerland, and more, portray period Soviets, some to better effect than others.

Based on Tom Rob Smith’s novel, the first in a trilogy, Espinosa and screenwriter Richard Price have clearly tried to retain the source material’s sprawling scope, though the film sometimes gets tripped up in its own skirt layers. Considering the richness of the material, it’s too bad that our seemingly unwavering preference for shorter running »

- Nicholas Bell

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Child 44 review: Tom Hardy is compelling in a paranoid Soviet thriller

16 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Daniel Espinosa; Screenwriter: Richard Price; Starring: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Noomi Rapace, Charles Dance; Running time: 137 mins; Certificate: 15

The Russian accents in Daniel Espinosa's pitiless Soviet thriller adaptation Child 44 have already got more press than the film itself, which is both unfortunate and illustrative of a familiar problem with putting English dialogue in foreign characters' mouths. Adapted from the first novel in a trilogy by British writer Tom Rob Smith, the film is a pensive and bracingly brutal mystery which takes too long to become emotionally engaging.

Tom Hardy is characteristically compelling as Leo Demidov, a runaway orphan-turned-WW2 soldier transformed into a war hero by his role in the Battle of Berlin. Years after the war, Leo and his comrade-in-arms Alexei (Fares Fares) have taken jobs with the secret police in Moscow, under the command of Vincent Cassell's slippery Major Kuzmin.

"There is no murder in paradise, »

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Child 44 review

15 April 2015 10:50 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tom Rob Smith's acclaimed novel Child 44 comes to the movies with Tom Hardy in the lead. Here's our review...

How does a state where 'there is no crime' handle an act like murder when it occurs not once but dozens of times? The answer is that the state – in this case, post-World War II Stalinist Russia – creates an 'official' story and buries the truth as capitalist propaganda.

That’s what happens in Child 44, the new political thriller based on the first in a trilogy of novels by Tom Rob Smith. Tom Hardy stars as Mgb agent Leo Demidov, who is busy at his job of routing out political dissidents when two major challenges come into his life: he is asked to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor, and also stumbles upon a series of grisly child killings that seem to stretch across 20 years »

- simonbrew

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Review: 'Child 44' wastes Tom Hardy in a long, muddled non-thrilling thriller

15 April 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Having never read the novel by Tom Rob Smith, I can't really comment on "Child 44" as an adaptation. Often, even I feel like a movie doesn't work, as long as it resembles the book, fans seem placated, and that might be the case here. Coming to it cold, though, my reaction is one of bewilderment. I have no idea what movie they thought they were making or why people flipped out for the book, because there's nothing in this film that would suggest a compelling story compellingly told. Tom Hardy stars as Leo Demidov, who was orphaned and left in a miserable hellhole, eventually escaping and enlisting in the Russian army as a teen. When WWII came, he fought, and he eventually ended up in Berlin, where he become a propaganda icon thanks to his part in a pivotal battle and his posing for a famous photo. As the film gets going, »

- Drew McWeeny

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The Odd Couples: Three Strange Ryan Reynolds Pairings

9 April 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With the new film Woman in Gold out this past weekend, it’s a wonder to think what factors casting agents take into account, especially when pairing a revered British actress with a (some would say) mediocre snarky comedic actor. Obviously Reynolds has lately been taking roles that require more dramatic skills than comedic ones. However, this trend of pairing Reynolds with actors above (or below) his caliber has been a thing for a while. Sure it’s something that’s done all the time with other actors, but this specific casting choice of Mirren/Reynolds sticks out in particular. So why not look at some past odd Ryan Reynolds’ pairings to see if this trend is a good or bad thing.


1. Kristen Stewart/Ryan Reynolds in Adventureland (2009)

The age difference isn’t the only weird element about this “romantic” duo. Given Kristen Stewart’s general awkwardness and Ryan Reynolds’ typical charm mixed with smarm, »

- Sarah Pearce

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Mark Wahlberg Circles Boston Marathon Attack Drama 'Patriots' Day'

1 April 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

It's time for another Hollywood race to the finish line as two studios are developing two different projects focusing on the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed to find the perpetrators responsible. One we've already heard at 20th Century Fox about called Boston Strong with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa at the helm (though once attached star Casey Affleck is no longer involved). And now Deadline reports Boston native Mark Wahlberg is looking to star in Patriots' Day situated at CBS Films, which would focus on the tragic event through the eyes of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. The film will be pieced together with research done by "60 Minutes" from this segment: Oddly enough, this would be the first time CBS Films worked with the CBS-owned news program "60 Minutes," and I'm surprised it hasn't happened before. The script for Patriots' Day comes from Matt Charman, fresh off writing »

- Ethan Anderton

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