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Newswire: Video-game adaptation The Division finds its director

9 hours ago | | See recent The AV Club news »

According to Variety, video game adaptation The Division is moving forward, with Syriana and Gold director Stephen Gaghan stepping up to both write and direct the film. The Division video game is about special operatives sent into a plague-ravaged Manhattan to try and restore order by using shooter skills and light-role-playing-game-style tactics to kill rioters, renegade soldiers, and other human players. Gaghan’s movie will probably follow a similar path, but with fewer human players and role-playing-game-style mechanics—though a scene where the hero has to compare the stat benefits between two different pairs of gloves would be pretty awesome.

As we’ve previously reported, The Division will star Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain, but it’s still unclear who they’ll be playing. The game is about making your own person and discovering new, battle-ready outfits for them to wear, so Gaghan will probably have to come up with »

- Sam Barsanti

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Stephen Gaghan Takes on Video Game Adaptation ‘The Division’ for Ubisoft

10 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Oscar-winning writer/director Stephen Gaghan is set to direct the cinematic adaptation of the dystopian video game “The Division,” Variety reports. The film will also star Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal, who were previously attached.

The Division” follows the story of agents of the Strategic Homeland Division who monitor Manhattan following a smallpox outbreak, defending the city against the rise in criminal activity, as well as trying to uncover the mystery of the outbreak.

Read More: ‘Gold’ Review: Chintzy Storytelling Foils a Fun Matthew McConaughey Performance In Worthless Tale of Capitalism Gone Wild

Gaghan’s latest film “Gold,” starring Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, and Bryce Dallas Howard, has yet to have a wide release, during its limited domestic run, it garnered lukewarm response from critics. That being said, Gaghan is a two-time Oscar nominated screenwriter, and he won the prize in 2001 for the critically acclaimed “Traffic.” This makes “The Division” an intriguing project, »

- Michael Gonzalez

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Gold In St. Louis

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Gold is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street.

Also features Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Bill Camp, Joshua Harto, Timothy Simons, Craig T Nelson, Stacy Keach, and Bruce Greenwood.

The score is from composer Daniel Pemberton. Pemberton was Golden Globe nominated this year for Best Original Song for Gold. He co-wrote the original song along with Iggy Pop and Danger Mouse.

Directed by Stephen Gaghan, Gold opens in St. Louis, Friday, January 27.

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Stephen Gaghan to write and direct film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s The Division

13 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The upcoming film adaptation of the 2016 video game Tom Clancy’s The Division has found its writer and director in Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan. Ubisoft Motion Pictures announced the hire today and confirmed that Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain will both star, with the former producing as well.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Gerard Guillemot expressed his excitement over the news, saying, “We are really excited to bring Stephen’s unique vision of the game to film audiences around the globe.”

On what appealed to Gaghan about the project, the director said, “The game has been an enormous success, in large part due to the visual landscape they created, their vision of a mid-apocalyptic Manhattan. It’s immersive, wonderfully strange, and yet familiar, filled with possibilities. It’s also remarkable to be able to collaborate with Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal early in the process. We all feel the story »

- Justin Cook

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Bryce Dallas Howard Reveals What Matthew McConaughey’s Breath Smelled Like When She Kissed Him In Gold

13 hours ago | | See recent news »

When it came to kissing Matthew McConaughey in her new film GoldBryce Dallas Howard actually benefited from her costar’s character’s drinking problem.

“He was drinking a lot of, I think it was tea stuff, a lot of fake alcohol, so it was pretty good,” she tells People Now host Jeremy Parsons about McConaughey’s breath. “It was like some sort of good, healthy aesthetic substitute for alcohol.”

While “pretty good” isn’t bad, it’s hardly the ringing endorsement Howard gave her Jurassic World costar Chris Pratt, whose breath she said was “like Starburst.” She added, “He’s perfect in every way. »

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The Division Movie Recruits Stephen Gaghan To Direct

13 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Undeterred by the critical drumming leveled at Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft Motion Pictures is beginning to make headway on its latest game-to-movie adaptation, The Division.

After securing Jessica Chastain and Nocturnal Animals star Jake Gyllenhaal – who previously worked with the studio on Prince of Persia: Sands of Time – Variety reports that Ubi has now finally found its director: Stephen Gaghan. Best known for his recent work on Gold, the Matthew McConaughey-fronted adventure film that’s beginning to emerge as an Oscar dark horse, Gaghan will write and direct The Division for Ubisoft, though there are few story details available at the moment.

First released in March of last year, The Division is a third-person shooter in which players take on the role of an agent fighting to keep some semblance of peace and order in a post-pandemic New York City. The Big Apple has been brought to its knees following a deadly outbreak, »

- Michael Briers

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Stephen Gaghan to Direct ‘The Division’ Movie Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain (Exclusive)

15 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gold” director Stephen Gaghan is attaching himself to write and direct Ubisoft’s adaptation of its popular video game “The Division” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures will develop with Gyllenhaal’s and Riva Marker’s (“Beasts of No Nation”) Nine Stories and Chastain’s Freckle Films.

Developed and published by Ubisoft, with assistance from Red Storm Entertainment, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, the third-person shooter is set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic. The player, who is an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, commonly referred to as simply “The Division,” is tasked with helping to rebuild the Division’s operations in Manhattan, investigating the nature of the outbreak and combating criminal activity in its wake.


Jessica Chastain in Talks to Star With Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘The Division’ Adaptation

Ubisoft will package the project shopping it to studios. »

- Justin Kroll

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The Lrm Interview with Gold Director Stephen Gaghan

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Even filmmaker Stephen Gaghan will admit it’s been far too long since he’s had a movie in theaters with the Oscar-nominated political thriller Syriana. It got him his second Oscar nomination after winning an Oscar for writing Stephen Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning Traffic a few years earlier. 

He’s finally back with Gold, a movie loosely based on the real-life Bre-x gold scandal with Matthew McConaughey playing Kenny Wells, a man struggling to keep his father’s mining business alive after his passing. A vision of there being gold in Indonesia, puts him in contact with geologist Michael Acosta (Edgar Ramirez) who believes that he can help Wells find that gold. After a trying start where Kenny almost succumbs to malaria, Acosta finds evidence of gold, which gets many investing in their company, but as with the Bre-x scandal, things weren’t what they seemed.

Unlike Syriana and Traffic, »

- Edward Douglas

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Rapid Round: Edgar Ramirez on McConaughey’s 'Gold' Diet and Netflix's Groundbreaking 'Bright' (Q&A)

18 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Edgar Ramirez calls himself "the hunky geologist" in Gold, the Weinstein Co. mining drama in which he teams with Matthew McConaughey to excavate the jungles of Indonesia for the titular metal.

But long before he played the mysterious therapist in The Girl on the Train, the boxing legend in Hands of Stone or the risky thrill-seeker in Point Break, the Venezuelan actor pursued political journalism and hoped to become a diplomat. Though he has no regrets — "I have an amazing platform as an actor to try to help as much as I can," he said — politics remains »

- Ashley Lee

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Edgar Ramirez On Almost Dying While Filming ‘Gold,’ Bonding With Matthew McConaughey In His Underwear [Video Exclusive]

18 January 2017 4:49 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Edgar Ramirez, who stars in the 2016 film Gold, opened up to uInterview about filming his role in an exclusive video interview. Describing his character Michael Acosta, Ramirez said, “He’s a dreamer, he’s a geologist that teams up with Matthew McConaughey‘s character Kenny Wells to go to the jungles of Indonesia to find what they think is […]

  Source: uInterview

The post Edgar Ramirez On Almost Dying While Filming ‘Gold,’ Bonding With Matthew McConaughey In His Underwear [Video Exclusive] appeared first on uInterview. »

- Kate Chia

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Matthew McConaughey Reveals He Was ‘Nervous’ During Intense Scene With a Real Life Tiger in Gold

18 January 2017 3:32 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Matthew McConaughey isn’t afraid to admit when he gets a little spooked!

The actor spoke to reporters at the New York premiere of his new movie Gold on Tuesday night and opened up about a tricky scene involving a living, breathing tiger.

“That was a curious experience,” McConaughey, 47, said at the premiere. “It was also a curious that it was scheduled as the last scene of the movie. I was like, ‘That is smart because if number one on the call sheet, something happens to him, we’ve already got all these other scenes in the can.’ ”

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Matthew McConaughey Reveals How His Late Father Shaped Lead Role in 'Gold'

18 January 2017 12:11 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Matthew McConaughey’s father, who owned a gas station and an oil pipe supply business, died of a heart attack 24 years ago, before his son had even appeared in a film. While accepting his 2014 Best Actor Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey suggested that his father was in heaven “probably in his underwear, and he’s got a cold can of Miller Lite and he’s dancing right now.” On the red carpet at Tuesday’s world premiere of Gold — hosted by TWC-Dimension and sponsored by Popular Mechanics and Wild Turkey Bourbon, which counts McConaughey as a creative director »

- Jenna Marotta

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Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves's Romance Is Way More Than Alright, Alright, Alright

18 January 2017 6:50 AM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves hit the NYC premiere of his new movie on Tuesday, Gold, and the photos of them are almost too much to handle. The long-time couple, who started dating in 2006 and tied the knot in 2012, looked more in love than ever as they made their way down the red carpet in front of photographers. Although the pair wasn't nearly as animated as they were at the Olympics over the Summer, Matthew planted a kiss on his gorgeous wife and goofed around before they went inside the movie theater. Related:Matthew McConaughey Reveals the Magical Moment He Knew Camila Alves Was the One »

- Quinn Keaney

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Exclusive: Bryce Dallas Howard Opens Up About Her Son's Red Carpet Advice and Her Dad's Naps Going Viral

17 January 2017 9:40 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Bryce Dallas Howard can always count on her son's honest opinion.

Et's Jennifer Peros caught up with the 35-year-old actress at the premiere of her new movie, Gold, in New York City on Tuesday, where she opened up about dressing herself for the red carpet -- and her son's fashion advice.

Watch: Bryce Dallas Howard Wears $240 Off-the-Rack Topshop Dress to the Critics’ Choice Awards

"My son is very honest," Howard dished of 9-year-old Theodore. "My daughter [4-year-old Beatrice], she has no perspective. She thinks everything is beautiful, which is awesome."

"I mean, he'll just look at it and just be like, 'No,'" she hilariously revealed of her son's honesty.

The actress also spoke more about the hysterical calendars her family makes out of photographs of her dad, director Ron Howard, sleeping, after sharing the unique tradition with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night's Tonight Show.

"He really does [fall asleep anywhere] because he works a lot and so he's just never »

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Exclusive: Matthew McConaughey Calls 'Gold' Character a Career Favorite, Praises Wife Camila Alves for Support

17 January 2017 7:15 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Matthew McConaughey won gold when he married Camila Alves.

Et's Jennifer Peros caught up with the 47-year-old actor at the premiere of his new movie, Gold, in New York City on Tuesday, where he praised his wife of four years for "uprooting everything" to support his film projects.

Related: Matthew McConaughey Says His Wife Misses the Extra Pounds He Put on for 'Gold' Role

"You do all this work and people see it, and when they see it, they think you made it last week," McConaughey explained, "But some of us have been a part of it for five years. We picked up the family, uprooted everything, went to Thailand, did it, they came with me."

"I have a wife that thankfully tells me when I go to work, 'Don't look in the rearview mirror. Go do your work, get obsessed with that. I got it. I got your back.' So it makes »

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Camila Alves Is Literal Gold at Husband Matthew McConaughey’s Latest Premiere — See How Fans Styled Her Marchesa Look!

17 January 2017 6:13 PM, PST | | See recent news »

It looks like Camila Alves has taken her style cues from the title of her husband Matthew McConaughey‘s latest film, Gold.

On Tuesday, the couple attended the world premiere of the Stephen Gaghan-directed drama in New York City, where the Brazilian-American model completely stole the sartorial spotlight from her leading man.

Alves, 34, wowed in a metallic Marchesa gown from the brand’s Fall 2016 collection. With her arms and bodice dripping in sparkling embellishments and her legs covered in intricate floral appliqué, the mother of three looked absolutely regal.

Though the star credits stylist Anita Patrickson for putting together her premiere ensemble, »

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Matthew McConaughey Says "Alright, Alright" to On-Screen Body Transformations, But What About Butt Doubles?

17 January 2017 5:00 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Regardless of the transformation, Matthew McConaughey can't help but look alright, alright. While taking on the role of gold prospector Kenny Wells in the upcoming movie Gold, the Oscar winner added on 47 pounds to his typically athletic frame. But during shooting, some crazy rumors just happened to pop up about his appearance. So what's all right and what's all wrong? Let Matthew explain himself. Before the film hits theatres everywhere January 27, E! News sat down with the actor who admitted a fat suit was a possibility for the role. "I had been putting on some weight but we had a fat suit and over the weeks of trying to figure out the fat suit to make it work, I really started »

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Matthew McConaughey Talks Gaining (And Losing) 50 Pounds For ‘Gold’

17 January 2017 1:41 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Matthew McConaughey may have enjoyed easing off his usual workout regimen for his latest role in “Gold”, but getting back to normal wasn’t quite as easy. “Putting it on was easier and fun – cheeseburgers, beer, whatever I wanted,” the Oscar-winner tells Et Canada’s Rick Campanelli. “Taking it off, I did a 10-day fast just […] »

- Will Reid

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Exclusive: Bryce Dallas Howard Talks 'Jurassic World 2' & Getting Lost With Matthew McConaughey

17 January 2017 1:24 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Bryce Dallas Howard has a confession to make: She thinks about the upcoming shoot for Jurassic World 2 “all the time,” and hopes filming will be easier without her character, Claire, running around in heels like she notably did in the first movie.

“This is assuming she’s prepared,” the actress told Et’s Jennifer Peros while promoting her new film, Gold. “I stand by that Claire is a heels woman in life. She’s also a woman who is incredibly prepared, so, given the opportunity, I don’t think she would choose to run in heels.”

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Howard added that dinosaurs are constantly in the back of her mind as she prepares for filming to commence.

“I did some press this morning, quite early, then had a 15-mintue nap and was laying down [thinking,] ‘Don’t dream about Jurassic. Just nap. Just »

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Josh Brolin Reveals 73-Pound Weight Gain With Dramatic Before and After Pics

17 January 2017 12:50 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Josh Brolin looks nearly unrecognizable in his upcoming film role.

The 48-year-old actor shared a before-and-after post on Instagram, revealing that he gained 73 pounds. The first photo showed Brolin at 167 pounds, while the second image was of him at 240 pounds.

Watch: Chris Pratt Says He Became 'Impotent' and 'Depressed' From Weight Gain

Prior to the post, he put up a pic from 2007, where he looked noticeably thinner. "One hundred and sixty-seven pounds, 2007 #afilmbyoliverstone," Brolin captioned the photo. The actor worked with Oliver Stone on W. (2008) and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010).

While on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in January 2015, Brolin revealed that he had gained over 40 pounds for his role in Danny McBride and Jody Hill's comedy, Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter. He even unbuttoned his shirt to show off his belly. "I have to get rid of this weight," he insisted.

Photo: Josh Brolin Goes Naked in the Desert, Has Absolutely »

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