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“Louis Drax” marks the screenwriting debut of Max Minghella, whose acting credits include “The Social Network” and “The Internship.” Adapted from the Liz Jensen bestseller and directed by Alexandre Aja (“The Hills Have Eyes”), the film stars Jamie Dornan (“50 Shades of Grey”), Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), Sarah Gadon (“Dracula Untold”), Oliver Platt (“X-Men: First Class”), Molly Parker (“House of Cards”), Barbara Hershey and Aiden Longworth (“A Christmas Story 2”) in the titular role.
“Louis Drax” tells the story of a brilliant doctor drawn into a mysterious web of reality and deception after the near fatal fall of 9-year-old Louis Drax.
- Leo Barraclough
The Lonely Island is known for, above all else, their slick musical style, which is usually mixed in with some comedically sick metaphors. Well their latest song for the Andy Samberg fronted mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping has quite the twisted tale to tell. It's about a boy, a girl, and the desire to have sex so brutal it recalls the closing moments of Zero Dark Thirty. You truly have to see it to believe it, so here's the music video for Connor4Real's "Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song.)" This video is totally Nsfw, because of harsh language, so don't play it loud in your office. Fair warning! The Lonely Island's YouTube channel dropped the video recently, and it's pretty much everything you'd expect from their musical catalog. Using his Connor4Real persona, Andy Samberg depicts a love story about a very patriotic woman who loves two things: »
Thanks in large part to James DeMonaco’s cult Purge franchise, Captain America: Civil War alum Frank Grillo is fast becoming a bankable lead star for Hollywood studios – a streak that has spurred Netflix into action at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.
Making its first acquisition on the Croisette, The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the online giant has snapped up rights to Wheelman, a high octane action-thriller that thrusts Grillo into the role of a daring getaway driver. No further details were disclosed in terms of casting, but we understand the Frank Grillo will also produce the feature alongside Joe Carnahan and Myles Nestel of The Solution Entertainment Group. J. Todd Harris, Chady Mattar and Scott Silver will executive produce.
- Michael Briers
Just a few days ago we reported that The Solution Entertainment Group was doing a project called Wheelman, starring Frank Grillo and Joe Carnahan producing, and now Netflix has gotten the rights for it.
Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the high-concept action thriller Wheelman starring Frank Grillo. Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) is producing the film alongside The Solution Entertainment Group’s Myles Nestel (The November Man, Machete) and Grillo who is making his producing debut. Wheelman is written and directed by Jeremy Rush and is scheduled to commence principal photography in fall 2016. J Todd Harris, Chady Mattar and Scott Silver are executive producing.
The Wheelman is Grillo - a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him, and »
- Kellvin Chavez
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, 2016.
Bored, desk-bound TV journalist Kim Baker (Tina Fey) throws caution to the wind and takes up a three month assignment to cover the war in Afghanistan. Three months turn into two years, during which she learns to cope with an alien culture, unforgiving weather and the possibility of danger around every corner.
The phonetic alphabet title needs no explanation. And this is a Tina Fey film, so put the two together and this has to be a military comedy, doesn’t it? Surprisingly, no. It’s a film with some humour, true, but it doesn’t set out primarily to make you laugh. The journalist’s-eye-view of Catch-22 or M*A*S*H it isn’t.
Based on The Taliban Shuffle: »
- Freda Cooper
After years of heavy dramatic work, Jessica Chastain is ready to cut loose a little bit and stretch her funny bone. The Oscar-nominated “Zero Dark Thirty” actress just signed on to frontline “Plus One” — which marks her first comedic lead role. And though it’s unclear just yet if her comedy chops are on par […]
- Will Ashton
Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow‘s next movie may not have a title, but it certainly has my attention. I’m already fully prepared to watch anything directed by the woman behind The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, Near Dark, and yes, Point Break, but when she partners up with Annapurna Pictures, screenwriter Mark Boal, and subject matter that will surely […]
- Jacob Hall
Action superstar Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War, Kingdom, The Purge franchise) will take on the title role in the high-concept action thriller Wheelman written and directed by Jeremy Rush. Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-team) is producing the film alongside Myles Nestel (The November Man, Machete) for The Solution Entertainment Group and Grillo, making his producing debut.
The Solution’s Lisa Wilson & Josh Deitell are handling international rights to the high-octane thriller and will introduce the film to buyers at Cannes. CAA will represent the film’s U.S. rights.
Frank Grillo is the Wheelman - a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, »
- Kellvin Chavez
With Kathryn Bigelow currently planning to shoot her Zero Dark Thirty follow-up, a drama on the Detroit riots, this summer, she’s now found her star. Following the recent release of Bridgend, star Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones) is in talks to team up with the director, The Wrap reports. The crime drama focuses on one of the most destructive riots in America’s history, the 1967 Detroit riots. The riots took place over 5 days in the summer of 196 and the film is expected to explore the discrimination behind the protests. The script was written by Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and we can expect a 2017 release in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the incident.
Another director is also planning a film based on historic riots. Deniz Gamze Ergüven, coming off her Oscar-nominated drama Mustang, will direct Kings, which will depict the 1992 Los Angeles riots, resulting in 55 deaths and thousands of injuries. »
- Jordan Raup
Frank Grillo, currently starring in global smash Captain America: Civil War, has joined Wheelman, the action thriller that The Solution Entertainment Group is financing and will introduce to buyers in Cannes.
Production is scheduled to start in September with Jeremy Rush lined up to direct from his screenplay about a getaway driver who ends up in a scramble to survive after a bank robbery goes horribly wrong.
Driving a car full of money and with the fate of his family on the line, the wheelman must find out who betrayed him and connect with the only person he can trust – his 14-year-old daughter.
The Solution’s Lisa Wilson and Josh Deitell handle international rights. J [link=nm »
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- Garth Franklin
English actress Hannah Murray, who plays Gilly on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” is in talks for a key role in Kathryn Bigelow‘s untitled true crime drama set amid the Detroit riots, TheWrap has exclusively learned. Bigelow is directing from a script by fellow Oscar winner Mark Boal, whose script explores systemic racism in urban Detroit. The duo behind “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty” will also produce with Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman of Annapurna Pictures, which is financing the project. Although specific plot details, as well as Murray’s character, are being kept under wraps, the film is set against. »
- Jeff Sneider
Ellison and Chelsea Barnard will produce for Annapurna Pictures, and Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum will produce for Gloria Sanchez Productions. They are currently out to writers to adapt the story.
“The Hustlers at Scores” was published as a modern twist on the Robin Hood tale, in which a crew of savvy former strip club employees band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The first sentence reads: “In another life, Roselyn Keo might have liked to work on Wall Street.”
In February, McKay won the Oscar for »
- Dave McNary
Miramax paid a reported roughly $2 million for North American rights to director Richard Tanne’s well-received Sundance romantic-drama, "Southside With You," the lighthearted film that follows a young Barack Obama and future First Lady Michelle Robinson on their first date, during the summer of 1989. Miramax is partnering with Roadside Attractions on the theatrical release of the Im Global-backed film, which made its World Premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival were it drew rave reviews. Director Tanne developed the screenplay for the film which stars Tika Sumpter playing Michelle; while Parker Sawyers, known for parts in "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012) »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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Apex Entertainment is in talks with Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Everest, upcoming HHhH) to star as Ted Kennedy in the movie “Chappaquiddick” and with John Curran (The Painted Veil, Tracks) to direct. Apex Entertainment’s Mark Ciardi and Campbell McInnes are producing. Dmg’s Chris Cowles and Chris Fenton are executive producing. Apex is financing the film.
Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan wrote the screenplay which was featured on the 2015 Black List. They also serve as executive producers. The biographical drama takes place the eve of the moon landing when Senator Ted Kennedy becomes entangled in a tragic car accident that results in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Over the course of the next seven days, the Senator struggles to decide between following his own moral compass or using his power and influence to protect the family legacy.
“Jason Clarke is the perfect choice »
- Michelle McCue
California-based Apex Entertainment will finance the project, which is scheduled to shoot this summer under the direction of John Curran, who replaces Sam Taylor Johnson after she left to shoot the Netflix pilot, Gipsy.
Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan wrote the 2015 Black List screenplay, which follows the struggles of the then 37-year-old Kennedy the week after 28-year-old Robert Kennedy campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne died in a car accident.
Kopechne drowned when the car that Kennedy was driving went off a bridge into a tidal channel near his family’s Martha’s Vineyard estate.
According to his own testimony, Kennedy swam free and did not report the accident for nine hours.
The conflict between his conscience and political ambitions will drive the story. Apex said Clarke was the “perfect choice to take on the complexities of the »
Exclusive: Final negotiations are underway for John Curran (The Painted Veil) to direct the high-profile indie film Chappaquiddick with Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Everest) to star as the embattled Sen. Ted Kennedy. Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades Of Grey) was previously attached to direct but departed due to scheduling issues with the Netflix pilot Gypsy. She is directing the first two episodes of that. Chappaquiddick will now go before the cameras in late summer. <a href="https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/mary-jo-kopechne-yearbook-jpg.jpg" target="_blank"… »
The Weinstein Company released the teaser trailer for director Jonathan Jakubowicz's boxing drama, Hands Of Stone. The film is based on the true story of boxer Robert Duran who grew up on the streets of Panama only to grow up and become one of the greatest boxers in the world.
Duran was nicknamed 'Hands of Stone' for his 103 wins in 119 fights in his boxing career.
As I kid my Dad use to always take me to these big event fights were we use to go the theaters to watch these big fights live and till this date I remember my old man taking me to see Duran vs Sugar Ray, now those were awesome fights and to see this on the big screen is pretty cool.
Duran was known to have a competitive rivalry with boxer Sugar Ray Leonard as the two faced each other many times in the ring. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Grim treats, mining suspense and urgency from intensely plotted dual timelines of brutal criminality. A must for fans of rumpled, cynical, bitter detectives. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
What’s the biggest movie — by a long shot — in Denmark at the moment? It’s not Zootopia or Batman v Superman. It’s A Conspiracy of Faith, the third in the series based on Jussi Adler-Olsen’s internationally bestselling Department Q crime novels… and that’s in its sixth week of release. Danish moviegoers love brooding, tenacious Copenhagen cop Carl Mørck so much that they made the first two films,The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) and The Absent One (Fasandraeberne), among the biggest hits the country’s film industry has ever seen.
I finally caught »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Rising with terrifying grandeur, the forest is real – and it is the suspense-filled setting of The Forest, a frightening supernatural thriller on Digital HD now, and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 12, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Forest on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD comes with terrifying bonus features including behind-the-scenes photos and feature commentary with director Jason Zada.
A young woman’s hunt for her missing sister leads to horror and madness in The Forest, starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games) and Taylor Kinney (Chicago Fire, Zero Dark Thirty). When her troubled twin sister Jess mysteriously disappears, Sara Price (Dormer) discovers Jess vanished in Japan’s legendary Aokigahara Forest. Searching its eerie dark woods with the help of journalist Aiden (Kinney), Sara plunges into a tormented world where angry spirits lie in wait for those who ignore the warning: stay on the path. »
- Movie Geeks
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