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Mark Wahlberg to Star in J.C. Chandor's 'Deepwater Horizon' Drama

19 August 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After saving the world from giant robots earlier this summer, but not saving movie-goers from making themselves more stupid, Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg will remain a little  more grounded with his next project. Deadline has word that Wahlberg is currently in talks to star in Deepwater Horizon, the drama about the headline-making oil rig of the same name which exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in a catastrophic oil spill, the likes of which haven't been seen since the Exxon Valdez oil spill incident back in 1989. Wahlberg will play the second manager in command on the oil rig in the story about what happened in the 48 hours leading up to the explosion and what followed immediately after. Margin Call writer and director J.C. Chandor is behind the camera for the film based on The New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” highlighting the courage »

- Ethan Anderton

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Mark Wahlberg Joins Oil Rig Thriller 'Deepwater Horizon'

19 August 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mark Wahlberg is in negotiations to star in the Summit Entertainment true story adaptation Deepwater Horizon, which has been in development at the studio since March 2011.

The plot is based on the December 2010 New York Times article Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul. The article chronicles the final 48 hours leading up to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion off the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez.

Mark Wahlberg will play the rig's No. 2 manager in this adaptation which shows the events that lead up to the disaster, along with the acts of heroism by those who tried to rescue crew members in the water, most of which have not been made public. The explosion killed 11 people and injured 16 others.

J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost) is directing from a screenplay originally written by Matthew Sand »

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Mark Wahlberg Boards Chandor's 'Deepwater Horizon' Movie

19 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

J.C. Chandor is easily one of the most exciting directors working right now and the guy has only two films -- Margin Call, All is Lost -- under his belt. Just the mere range of his projects from his tackling of the Wall Street crisis to a nearly silent film featuring Robert Redford lost at sea, and his next film, A Most Violent Year, tackling 1981 New York's epidemic of violence has me begging to see it as soon as possible. Next up is Deepwater Horizon, a film based on the disaster surrounding the Gulf of Mexico explosion and subsequent oil spill based on David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul's New York Times piece detailing the rig's final hours. Just knowing Chandor's intimate way of filming makes the film a future top priority. Today the first bit of casting has been announced as Mark Wahlberg will star as the No. »

- Brad Brevet

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Mark Wahlberg In Talks To Lead Deepwater Horizon

19 August 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Continuing his admirable trend of fluctuating between studio blockbusters and more narratively ambitious projects, Mark Wahlberg has entered into talks to star in Deepwater Horizon, which will tell the dramatic true tale of the 2010 Bp oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez.

Wahlberg will star as the No. 2 manager on the doomed oil rig, who worked to rescue men in the water on that disastrous day. The project, adapted from The New York Times’ article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” specifically highlights the courage of those on the rig when it blew, killing 11 and injuring 16 others, as they attempted to salvage the rig and save their colleagues.

The actor is hotter than ever thanks to his acclaimed performance in the Peter Berg-directed war action-drama Lone Survivor and his lead role in Transformers: Age of Extinction, which broke a »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Second Look: Frances Ha, Melancholia, Short Term 12 And More (Episode 5)

12 August 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With so many films releasing each year, it’s impossible to catch them all. No matter how many movies you see, there are always a handful that manage to get by. You pledge to catch them at a later date, or maybe when they hit Blu-Ray, but we all know how it goes. You never get around to watching them and as more and more time passes, they get completely forgotten. It’s a shame, too, because there really are so many great movies that get overlooked each and every year and unfortunately, don’t achieve the mainstream success that they deserve.

Here at We Got This Covered, we’re hoping to remedy this problem by starting a new web show titled Second Look, where each week we’ll suggest several great movies that you might not have seen yet. On the last episode, we presented you with Margin Call, »

- Justine Browning

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Hollywood Market Research Firm C4 Finalizes Launch

6 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Newly-minted Hollywood market research firm C4 has finalized its acquisition of Motion Picture Group’s data assets, six weeks after announcing the new venture.

The announcement came Wednesday from founders and film producers D. Todd Shepherd and George Waud of Miscellaneous Entertainment, film producer-financier Michael Benaroya and David Lugliani of Mpg. Former Otx and Mpg executive Vincent Bruzzese is running C4.

Bruzzese told Variety that C4 currently has 20 employees and should be at about 45 by October. He said that the new entity, which has several major studios as clients, is focused on dealing more effectively with consumer behavior than what most other research firms provide.

Lugliani had objected to the formation of C4 when it was announced on June 24 but the parties were able to reach an amicable resolution, according to Bruzzese.

“We are all very happy that we could work out this mutually beneficial deal with Mpg and its advisors, »

- Dave McNary

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Second Look: Margin Call, Away We Go, Control And More (Episode 4)

2 August 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With so many films releasing each year, it’s impossible to catch them all. No matter how many movies you see, there are always a handful that manage to get by. You pledge to catch them at a later date, or maybe when they hit Blu-Ray, but we all know how it goes. You never get around to watching them and as more and more time passes, they get completely forgotten. It’s a shame, too, because there really are so many great movies that get overlooked each and every year and unfortunately, don’t achieve the mainstream success that they deserve.

Here at We Got This Covered, we’re hoping to remedy this problem by starting a new web show titled Second Look, where each week we’ll suggest several great movies that you might not have seen yet. On the last episode, we presented you with Smashed, Buffalo Soldiers, »

- Justine Browning

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‘Snowpiercer’ Hits $3.8 Million on VOD as Weinstein Co. Shakes Up Distribution

29 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The indie movie market needed a kick in the pants this summer.

Other than “Chef” and the still-expanding “Boyhood,” arthouse films have struggled in theaters. But amid the doldrums, the Weinstein Co. has taken some radical steps, playing around with platforms even more than usual.

The studio’s Radius-twc label unveiled “Snowpiercer” on-demand, with Bong Joon-ho’s film still in theaters. The picture has racked up an impressive $3.8 over its first three weeks on VOD, while pulling in a respectable $3.9 million over five weeks of in theaters. It’s expected to become the company’s highest-grossing VOD release.

And while there are questions as to whether it could have minted more coin with a bigger theatrical play, the quirky sci-fi pic might have been tough to market to a mass audience.

“Some people used to view VOD and multiplatform releasing as a dumping ground for movies a studio doesn’t believe in theatrically, »

- Brent Lang

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What’s Left in 2014: Ten Highly Anticipated Movies

28 July 2014 6:24 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It will be August in a few days now, which means that more than half of the calendar year has passed already, but there are still several films that should be on your radar. The summer movie season is over, but there is still a few tentpole productions to look forward to before the fall/winter in the form of Marvel’s oddest feature yet, the beginning of the end of the Hunger Games franchise and Christopher Nolan’s excursion into the stars.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug 1)

Comic book films are often chastised for being too cookie-cutter, but those films don’t include a sentient tree and a talking raccoon with a penchant for violence. Guardians could either be hugely successful or an eccentric failure for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I have a feeling this is the movie that makes Chris Pratt a household name and that can’t be a bad thing. »

- Colin Biggs

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Very Good Girls movie review: sex negative

25 July 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

An almost complete waste of a talented cast, and all to, apparently, convince teenaged girls that sex isn’t worth the hassle. Say what? I’m “biast” (pro): love Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning; we need to see this premise more

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Very boring girls, more like. I really wanted to like this tale of two best friends, Lilly (Dakota Fanning: Night Moves) and Gerri (Elizabeth Olsen: Godzilla), in New York City about to go off to different colleges and fretting about the fact that they’re both still virgins. I mean, that’s not really a big deal, even if they’ve convinced themselves that they’re the last sexless dorks on the planet, but okay: guy characters get these sorts of movies all the time. And this is as tedious as most of the guy versions. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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The Weinstein Co. to Debut ‘One Chance’ on Yahoo Before It Hits Theaters

21 July 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fresh off making waves with the VOD release of “Snowpiercer,” the Weinstein Company is toying with the distribution model once more by pre-releasing a film on the Internet. The indiedistrib will debut “One Chance,” the true story of a “Britain’s Got Talent” winner, exclusively on Yahoo Screen 10 days before releasing it theatrically.

It’s not clear what the reaction will be from exhibitors, but companies that release pictures simultaneously on demand and in theaters are sometimes banned from showing their film in certain theaters.

One Chance” has already played musical chairs with release dates. It had originally been scheduled for release on Feb. 7 before being moved back to March 14 and pushed yet again to Aug. 29. A new date hasn’t been announced, but it will likely be in theaters in September or October.

Some films that have played around with their distribution model have been rewarded for their boldness. »

- Brent Lang

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J.C. Chandor Charts Course For Deepwater Horizon

13 July 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

After making a dramatic take on real-life events with the financial crash-focused Margin Call and then heading out to sea for the fictional All Is Lost, writer / director J.C. Chandor appears ready to combine real-life events with watery strife, because he’s in talks to oversee Deepwater Horizon.Lionsgate / Summit and Participant Media are partnering on the film, which will revolve around people affected by the 2010 explosion on the gigantic Gulf of Mexico oil rig that spewed crude into the ocean and coated local beaches, killed 11 workers and injured 16 others.Summit began the process of developing a film based on the tragedy two years ago, scoring the rights to the New York Times article on the rig’s failure by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul. Snitch director Ric Roman Waugh was attached at one point, and Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan have both worked on drafts of the script. »

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J.C. Chandor is Back at Sea for 'Deepwater Horizon' Oil Spill Drama

11 July 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

More than three years ago, Summit Entertainment and Participant Media were developing Deepwater Horizon, a film about the oil rig of the same name and the tragedy that followed after it exploded and unleashed massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the second largest environmental disaster in the United States. Previously, Snitch director Ric Roman Waugh was set to direct the film as we reported in 2012, but now Deadline reports it will be Margin Call and All is Lost director J.C. Chandor at the helm of the film from Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian. Based on a New York Times article titled "Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour" by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul, the story has been adapted by Matthew Sand (writer of Ninja Assassin) and chronicles the final moments leading up to the fiery disaster. The most recent draft comes from Matthew Michael Carnahan, »

- Ethan Anderton

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J.C. Chandor To Helm "Deepwater Horizon"

11 July 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

J.C. Chandor ("Margin Call," "All is Lost") is in talks to direct "Deepwater Horizon" for Summit Entertainment and Participant Media.

The story deals with the 2010 explosion of the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that caused a massive offshore oil spill which became the second largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. A NY Times article about the incident was optioned by the companies two years ago.

Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the most recent draft, while Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing. Filming aims to begin this winter.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Deepwater Horizon oil spill to become a film from director J.C. Chandor

11 July 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

J.C. Chandor may have found his fourth directorial effort in the form of a tragic true story. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind Margin Call, All Is Lost, and the upcoming A Most Violent Year is in talks to helm the movie version of Deepwater Horizon which follows the environmental disaster from a few years ago. The film will be coming from Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan. The drama focuses on the April 20, 2010 explosion of the »

- Alex Maidy

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J.C. Chandor In Talks For Gulf Oil Rig Explosion Survival Pic Deepwater Horizon

11 July 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With high-stakes financial drama Margin Call and Robert Redford-powered survival tale All Is Lost under his belt, J.C. Chandor is settling into his position as one of Hollywood’s most exciting new filmmakers. Up next, he has a period crime thriller titled A Most Violent Year, which stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain as an immigrant and his wife struggling to expand their New York business in the crime-ridden winter of 1981 while the rampant corruption of their surroundings threatens to drag them down. That project has Oscar written all over it, but Chandor isn’t waiting around to see how it performs – Deadline reports that he’s already lining up Deepwater Horizon as his next effort.

The film will focus on the April 20, 2010 explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which caused a massive offshore oil spill that created the second largest environmental disaster in U. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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J.C. Chandor To Helm ‘Deepwater Horizon’, Gulf Oil Rig Explosion Survival Tale

11 July 2014 8:59 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Margin Call writer-director J.C. Chandor is in talks to next helm Deepwater Horizon, the big-scale drama being mobilized by Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment and Participant Media for a winter shoot. The drama focuses on the April 20, 2010 explosion of the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that caused a massive offshore oil spill that created the second-largest U.S. environmental disaster. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing. Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the most recent draft. The film took root at Summit and Participant two years ago, when they acquired feature rights to The New York Times article titled “Deepwater […] »

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Sympathetic Doesn't Have To Mean Likable

16 June 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Jennine Lanouette for ScreenTakes created and narrates this excellent video "refuting the notion that a character must be likable to be sympathetic". Her examples draw comparisons between characters such as Paul Newman's title character in Harper, Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Melanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds, a load of characters from Margin Call, James Bond in From Russia with Love, Woody Harrelson in The People vs. Larry Flynt, Charlize Theron in Monster and, of course, Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street where she says, "We're notified in the opening scene we're not supposed to like Jordan Belfort." Hmmmm, and yet the argument against this film was that it glorified all that Belfort didc Interesting. Give the video a watch (though, be warned, it's Nsfw), it's a fantastic look at creating sympathetic characters out of unlikable people and just might have you »

- Brad Brevet

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Giveaway: Costa Gavras Blu-Ray Prize Pack Featuring Amen And Capital

10 June 2014 6:36 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Cohen Film Collection announced recently that two major films by acclaimed director Costa-Gavras – Capital, the Oscar winner’s most recent feature, and Amen, his César-winning historical drama from 2002 – have been digitally remastered and will be released in deluxe Blu-ray and DVD editions on June 10, 2014. The Blu-rays will have SRPs of $34.98 each and the DVDs will have SRPs of $24.98 each.

Wamg invites you to enter to win one of 3 Prize Packs containing the two films on Blu-ray.

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Since his debut in 1965, the Greek-born, »

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Djimon Hounsou in Tarzan; Daniel Dae Kim in The Divergent Series: Insurgent; Ray Liotta, Rose Leslie, Justin Bartha & More in Sticky Notes

5 June 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's today's latest casting news: Djimon Hounsou will join David Yates' Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph Waltz.  The picture is due to open July 1, 2016. Daniel Dae Kim is set to star in Robert Schwentke's The Divergent Series: Insurgent (and, yes, this is the new official title), starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James.  The sequel will open March 20, 2015. Ray Liotta, Justin Bartha, Gina Rodriguez, and Rose Leslie will star in Amanda Harlib's directorial debut, Sticky Notes. Hit the jump for more on each picture. First up from Deadline is the news that Hounsou will star as Chief Mbonga in the action-adventure picture Tarzan.  Skarsgard plays the title role with Robbie as Jane Porter and Waltz as Captain Rom. As Variety reports, Kim will play Jack Kang in The Divergent Series: Insurgent.  Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Jonny Weston, and Suki Waterhouse recently joined the cast, »

- Dave Trumbore

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