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5 strange, star-laden films that have never been released

Ryan Lambie Oct 3, 2016

An animated superhero movie featuring Marlon Brando? A Bill Murray comedy? Just two of the strange, starry films we may never get to see.

Film history is littered with movies that have wound up on the shelf for some reason, either because of financial difficulties or, in the case of The Day The Clown Died, because its director and star decided it was too embarrassing to be released. We've written about all sorts of shelved or cancelled films before, from Roger Corman's infamous Fantastic Four to the unreleased John Goodman comedy, Spring Break '83.

Every so often, though, we'll hear about curious-sounding projects that generate a bit of news before vanishing again. An animated film featuring the voices of Marlon Brando and Brendan Fraser, perhaps, or a modern comedy about old Greek gods featuring Christopher Walken as Zeus.

Here, then, are five strange, star-laden movies that,
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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Max Landis’ Me Him Her

For someone who was ultra transparent during production, it’s almost as if Max Landis has placed a self-imposed gag order or the more likely scenario, simply didn’t really need to rush his directing debut in post production when we consider his sizeable workload. Backed by Big Beach Films – the prod co. with a winning formula and streak of Sundance comedies such as Little Miss Sunshine and Safety Not Guaranteed, 2015 should be a banner year for Landis name in the film stratosphere as it’ll include a whopping trio of penned items in Paul McGuigan’s Frankenstein, Nima Nourizadeh’s American Ultra, Paco CabezasMr. Right and finally, the sexual identity non-labeller comedy Me Him Her (we had on the radar last year) that sounds like a cozy fit for Park City. Worth noting, this features the work of cinematographer Ross Riege (The Kings of Summer).

Gist: Exploring sex,
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Lightning seals Cannes deals

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The Santa Monica-based company has reported a flurry of market and post-market activity on its Croisette slate.

John V Soto’s The Reckoning starring Luke Hemsworth, Viva Bianca and Jonathan Lapaglia has gone to Anchor Bay/Starz for North America.

Lightning evp and general manager Ken DuBow announced deals on the crime thriller have closed in the Middle East (Eagle Films), Portugal (Media Page), Scandinavia (Atlantic Film), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), South Korea (Zecon Plus Corp), Thailand (Ipa), Turkey (Moviebox), Mexico (Renaissance) and Israel (Yes/Dbs).

Herschel Faber’s comedy Cavemen starring Chad Michael Murray and Camilla Belle and Alexis Knapp has been licensed to Benelux (Koch Media), China (Melting Culture), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), South Korea (Zecon Plus Corp), Turkey (D Productions), Germany (Lighthouse Home Entertainment) and UK (Bskyb).

Comedy Gods Behaving Badly starring Christopher Walken, Sharon Stone, John Turturro and Edie Falco has gone to China (Melting Culture), Germany (Pandastorm), Portugal (Films4You), South Korea (Joy
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Beta secures Berlin winner deals

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Efm: Brisk business for Beta Cinema; Pandastorm buys five.

Beta Cinema’s two Competition titles – Dietrich Brüggemann’s Stations Of The Cross and Edward Berger’s Jack – were the Munich-based sales company’s top-selling titles at this year’s European Film Market (Efm).

Stations Of The Cross has been sold to France (Memento), Italy (Satine Film), Spain (Caramel), Poland (Aurora), Benelux (Wild Bunch), Portugal (Vendetta Films), Greece (7 Films), Scandinavia and the Baltic States (Nonstop), Ex-Yugoslavia (Discovery) and Hungary (Circo).

As reported by ScreenDaily yesterday, the UK (Arrow) has also taken the drama, which had been the top-rated film of the Screen jury before Richard Linklater’s Boyhood was screened.

Further interest has been shown from the Us and Australia for the Ufa Fiction production, which received the Silver Bear for Best Script and the Ecumenical Jury’s prize for the best film in the Competition..

Jack has been acquired for France (Diaphana), Japan (Showgate), Norway (Europa
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Bryan Singer headlines Sundance Film Festival juries

Bryan Singer headlines Sundance Film Festival juries
X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer, whose first two features debuted at the Sundance Film Festival — including The Usual Suspects in 1995 — was one of the industry figures named to the Sundance juries that will judge this year’s films when the festival begins next week. Singer, who has X-Men: Days of Future Past due in May, will be one of five members of the U.S. Dramatic Jury. Other members of the juries include Tracy Chapman, Lone Scherfig, Leonard Maltin, and screenwriter Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). A complete list of the juries, courtesy of the Sundance Film Festival, can be viewed after the jump.
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Rome Film Review: ‘Gods Behaving Badly’

Rome Film Review: ‘Gods Behaving Badly’
The Greek gods always behaved badly, but in producer Marc Turtletaub’s remarkably feeble helming debut, they’re merely insipid, despite a heaven-sent cast grossly squandered on the kind of bland comedy reminiscent of 1970s TV series like “Love, American Style.” This Gotham-set update, about a couple of colorless mortals who save the world when a lovesick Apollo puts out the sun, has zero texture and negative charm: Tellingly, Athena, goddess of wisdom, is absent from the lifeless script. So wishy-washy it’s possibly unreleasable, “Gods Behaving Badly” is best relegated to airplanes and VOD.

Marie Phillips’ source novel focused on aging and loss; Turtletaub (a producer on “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Sunshine Cleaning”) and writing partner Josh Goldfaden ditch the serious stuff for romantic comedy, opening with narrator Zeus (Christopher Walken) at a gyro cart in New York, spoonfeeding background info to auds: “Greece was sublime, but we wanted to move on.
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Gods Behaving Badly: Rome Review

Gods Behaving Badly: Rome Review
Sharon Stone, Christopher Walken, John Turturro and Alicia Silverstone are among the cast of producer Marc Turtletaub’s directorial debut.

The deities of Mount Olympus descend to the streets of New York City, where they wreak havoc on mortals and much worse on the audience, in Marc Turtletaub’s myth-inspired comedy, Gods Behaving Badly. Rounding up a cast of stars -- many who had their heyday two decades ago -- this outdated, unfunny satire feels like an extended SNL sketch from the early ‘90’s, and one that probably would have been tossed into the wastepaper basket. Some bankable names and a mildly clever idea should send these immortals straight to VOD, with a small courtesy release in select cities.

Based on the book by Marie Phillips, the concept is simple: The Greek gods are alive and well, and currently living in a Manhattan townhouse, where they engage in endless petty
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Rome Fest Unveils Rich Lineup Mix

Rome Fest Unveils Rich Lineup Mix
Rome Film Festival topper Marco Mueller has unveiled a rich lineup mixing crowdpleasers with more esoteric fare and comprising recent standout titles but also many world preems, including new works by Jonathan Demme, Isabel Coixet, and U.S. multi-hyphenate Mark Turtletaub’s first feature “Gods Behaving Badly.”

The U. S., Asia, and Italy feature prominently with plenty of newcomers playing alongside known names and a robust roster of stars that should keep the paparazzi happy.

Gods Behaving Badly,” a comedy about Greek gods living in contempo New York who intervene in the lives of a young couple, will unspool out-of-competition. The “Gods” ensemble cast includes Christopher Walken playing Zeus, John Turturro as Hades, Alicia Silverstone and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as the young couple, and Sharon Stone as Aphrodite. Based on the eponyomous best-seller by Marie Phillips, pic is self-produced by Mark Turtletaub with Peter Saraf through their Big Beach shingle.

The
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Gods Behaving Badly: First Look At Christopher Walken, Sharon Stone, Oliver Platt & More

Gods Behaving Badly, anyone out there familiar with this title? You should be! After all, we’re talking about Marc Turtletaub‘s upcoming comedy which has an awesome cast on board. Those well-known Hollywood faces star as Greek gods who live in modern day New York, and intervene in the lives of a young couple. Head inside to take the very first look at Zeus, Aphrodite, Persephone and Hades! Turtletaub directs the whole thing from a script written by Josh Goldfaden, but as you probably remember – the movie is actually an adaptation of Marie Phillips‘ best-selling satire novel of the same name. The film will tell...

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Sharon Stone & Martin Mica: Beverly Hills Couple

Getting in some quality time, Sharon Stone and her boyfriend, Martin Mica, spent the day together in Beverly Hills on Wednesday (January 30).

Rocking coral-colored skinny jeans and a black jacket, the “Lovelace” beauty happily held hands with her man as they strolled down the street.

Despite rumors of a split just after the holidays, the couple, who have been dating for eight months, seemed to be having a great time and even shared a long embrace.

In career news, the 54-year-old actress has been busy on the set of “Gods Behaving Badly,” a comedy also starring Christopher Walken and Alicia Silverstone.
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Sharon Stone Lords Over "Gods Behaving Badly"

Sneak Peek "Basic Instinct" star Sharon Stone playing a 'Greek goddess' on the New York City set of director Marc Turtletaub's currently shooting fantasy TV movie, "Gods Behaving Badly".

An adaptation of author Marie Phillips' best-selling satirical novel, cast also includes Moss-Bachrach, Christopher Walken, John Turturro, Edie Falco, Oliver Platt, Rosie Perez, Phylicia Rashad, Nelsan Ellis, Gideon Glick and Henry Zebrowski.

"...a young mortal couple encounter the twelve Greek gods of Mount Olympus, now live in a run-down area of New York City, their considerable powers having waned over the years.

The intersection of gods and mortals threatens not only the couple’s budding relationship, but the future of everything else on the planet..."

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Alicia Silverstone Steps Out With Little Bear Blu in NYC!

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Even though she’s a working gal, Alicia Silverstone’s number one priority is her number one guy – Bear Blu! On Wednesday, Alicia had to re-shoot scenes for her upcoming film "Gods Behaving Badly" in New York City ... but she made sure that her 16-month-old son still got plenty of mommy time on set. In between filming, the 35-year-old spent quality time with her super cute toddler in her trailer -- even showing him around the Central Park set and introducing him to cast members. A wide-eyed Bear looked like he was having a blast with his superstar mom, smiling and laughing in her arms. And we have to say Bear is the spitting image of his father, Christopher Jarecki (the pair have been together since 2005)! Click “Launch Gallery” above to see the adorable pics and even more cute celebrity kids! Read more
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Alicia Silverstone And Billy Burke Join Jesus In Cowboy Boots

After falling into obscurity for a few years, Alicia Silverstone is starting to make her way back. She recently reunited with her director Amy Heckerling to make the comedy Vamps, she has a part in the ensemble election parody Butter, and she recently took parts in Marc Turtletaub's Gods Behaving Badly and Chris Nelson's Ass Backwards. And the hits just keep coming as, according to Variety she's found yet another new gig. The trade reports that Silverstone and Twilight.s Billy Burke have taken parts in the coming-of-age dramedy Jesus in Cowboy Boots. The film is about a young woman (Amanda Michalka) who can.t get attention from her mother and turns to an imaginary friend called The Cowboy. Silverstone will play Michalka.s mother while Burke will be the Cowboy. In a strange twist, the protagonist lives in a community established in .an abandoned drive-in movie lot
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Pics Of Phylicia Rashad, Nelsan Ellis, Rosie Perez In Star-Studded Cast of 'Gods Behaving Badly'

I'd actually forgotten all about this project; IMDBPro lists it as being in post-production since last November, but I suspect that there is some visual effects work that needs to be done in post, which may be why it's been in post for 8 months and counting. Recapping... Big Beach Films announced last summer that its film adaptation of Marie Phillips' 2007 novel Gods Behaving Badly would feature a star-studded cast including Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, Rosie Perez, and True Blood's Nelsan Ellis. Phillips' bestselling graphic novel centers on a world where fallen gods are forced to live and work like regular people - as phone sex operators, dog walkers,...
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Rob Corddry, John Turturro May Join Michael Bay’s Pain And Gain

Oh boy, this sounds interesting — Rob Corddry is in talks to join Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Ed Harris in Michael Bay‘s low-budget Paramount flick Pain and Gain. A caper comedy based on the true story of a bunch of Miami muscle meatheads who kidnap and torture a guy, only to be hunted down [...]

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Sharon Stone Leading Tony Kaye’s Sex Thriller ‘Attachment’

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Coming off his Adrien Brody-starring education drama Detachment, Tony Kaye will pursue the antonym Attachment for his next project. Tied in name only, this one will focus on “a married woman who has a one-night stand with a student. The indiscretion comes back to haunt her when the lover begins to date her daughter and stalk her family.” THR now lets us know Sharon Stone is tapped to take the lead role.

Written by Christopher Denham, who you have seen in such movies as Shutter Island and Duplicity, this will mark a return for Stone in the genre after making an iconic turn in films like Basic Instinct. She’ll also be seen in the biopic Lovelace, as well as Gods Behaving Badly with Christopher Walken later this year.

I was able to see Detachment at Tribeca Film Festival and while it is messy and scattered, I was engaged by Kaye’s bold,
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2012 Sundance Predictions: Marc Turtletaub's Gods Behaving Badly

#25. Gods Behaving Badly - Marc Turtletaub A major supplier of Sundance films (Little Miss Sunshine, SherryBaby, Sunshine Cleaning and Our Idiot Brother) over the years as a producer at Big Beach, if there is a venue where Marc Turtletaub should show off his filmmaker it would be in the condo hills of Park City. Problem isn't the heavy star-studded cast or the comedy's logline but the actual timing -- they'd have to work overtime to have Gods Behaving Badly ready for the fest as shooting appears to have just wrapped. Gist: The story follows Greek gods living in a brownstone in New York City, where their paths cross with a young couple (Alicia Silverstone and Ebon Moss-Bachrach). Christopher Walken plays Zeus, Sharon Stone plays Aphrodite (see street pic above), Edie Falco is Artemis, Oliver Platt is Apollo, John Turturro is Hades and Rosie Perez plays Persephone. Producers: Turtletaub and Saraf(Ioncinema.
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Oliver Platt and Edie Falco to host 2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards

Gotham Awards find hosts in Edie Falco, Oliver Platt The actors who co-star in Gods Behaving Badly, are tapped to host, reports Variety. Also, Audience Award winners have been announced and include Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey directed by Philip Shan, Buck directed by Cindy Meehl, Greg Gricus and Alex Dawson's Wild Horse, Wild Ride, The First Grader from Justin Chadwick and Justin Lerner's Girlfriend. These were pulled from 29 films which won audience awards around the U.S. Falco of The Sopranos, is currently in the critically-acclaimed series Nurse Jackie. Film-wise, she played in Eric Mendelsohn's drama 3 Backyards with Embeth Davidtz and Alias Koteas.
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Oliver Platt and Edie Falco to host 2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards

Gotham Awards find hosts in Edie Falco, Oliver Platt The actors who co-star in Gods Behaving Badly, are tapped to host, reports Variety. Also, Audience Award winners have been announced and include Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey directed by Philip Shan, Buck directed by Cindy Meehl, Greg Gricus and Alex Dawson's Wild Horse, Wild Ride, The First Grader from Justin Chadwick and Justin Lerner's Girlfriend. These were pulled from 29 films which won audience awards around the U.S. Falco of The Sopranos, is currently in the critically-acclaimed series Nurse Jackie. Film-wise, she played in Eric Mendelsohn's drama 3 Backyards with Embeth Davidtz and Alias Koteas.

Oliver Platt and Edie Falco to host 2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards

Gotham Awards find hosts in Edie Falco, Oliver Platt The actors who co-star in Gods Behaving Badly, are tapped to host, reports Variety. Also, Audience Award winners have been announced and include Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey directed by Philip Shan, Buck directed by Cindy Meehl, Greg Gricus and Alex Dawson's Wild Horse, Wild Ride, The First Grader from Justin Chadwick and Justin Lerner's Girlfriend. These were pulled from 29 films which won audience awards around the U.S. Falco of The Sopranos, is currently in the critically-acclaimed series Nurse Jackie. Film-wise, she played in Eric Mendelsohn's drama 3 Backyards with Embeth Davidtz and Alias Koteas.
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