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Tom Hardy Understands Shia Labeouf’s Extreme Method Acting: ‘Drama Is Not Known to Attract Stable Types’

Tom Hardy Understands Shia Labeouf’s Extreme Method Acting: ‘Drama Is Not Known to Attract Stable Types’
Tom Hardy and Shia Labeouf co-starred together in John Hillcoat’s 2012 crime drama “Lawless,” and the films rocky production left Hardy with a respect and appreciation for his co-star, whose life and career has been more tumultuous in recent years. On the set of “Lawless,” where the actors were playing bootleggers during the Prohibition era, Labeouf drank moonshine by the gallon to get into character.

The actor confirmed in a revealing Esquire profile that an on-set altercation between himself and Hardy one day led to a drunken Labeouf punching Hardy and knocking him out. The story has long been a rumor about the “Lawless” production. Hellcoat confirmed in a 2016 Reddit Ama that there was in fact a fight between the two actors that resulted in both men having to be restrained.

Fortunately, Hardy holds no hard feelings towards Labeouf. In fact, Hardy understands the tormenting acting process more than most
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Shia Labeouf Sleeps With a Gun, Suffers From Ptsd, and Admits His 2017 Arrest Was the Result of ‘White Privilege’

Shia Labeouf Sleeps With a Gun, Suffers From Ptsd, and Admits His 2017 Arrest Was the Result of ‘White Privilege’
Shia Labeouf’s career has been tumultuous over the last several years. In 2017 alone, the actor was sued for $5 million by a bartender, arrested in Savannah, Georgia for public intoxication, and ordered to attend a ten-week rehab program. In a revealing new Esquire profile, Labeouf finally comes clean about his past ahead of the press tour for his new film, “Borg vs McEnroe.”

“I’m a buffoon. My public outbursts are failures. They’re not strategic,” Labeouf said bluntly. “They’re a struggling motherfucker showing his ass in front of the world.”

The actor told Esquire it’s finally time to “take ownership of [his] shit” and “clean up [his] side of the street.” In advance of his “Borg vs. McEnroe” publicity tour, Labeouf has been obsessively preparing for interviews over the last two months. He’s conducted private interviews with his therapist and has been workshopping his answers to all of
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2016 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us

Whether its video helmers or stage directors, Sundance has been a reliable launchpad lieu for nouveau British talent — video helmer Fredrik Bond (The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman) and Rupert Goold (True Story) come to mind. Yet another directorial debut on our predictions list, there is reason to believe that this shot in 2014 crime drama might drop in early 2016. With a background in television (episodes of “Skins” and “Doctor Who”) prior to working on his directorial debut, Adam Smith directed the heavily sensorial and pulsating concert vid Don’t Think. Starring Michael Fassbender and festival fave Brendan Gleeson with a noteworthy trio of supporting players in Sean Harris (a must see in Yann Demange’s ’71), Lyndsey Marshal and Rory Kinnear, Trespass Against Us also employs the service of cinematographer Eduard Grau (Buried/Suffragette) and naturally an original score from The Chemical Brothers.

Gist: Three generations of the Cutler family live
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Hack/Slash Now Being Developed As A TV Series

Cult horror comic Hack/Slash has spent years in development as a movie, but now THR is reporting that it’s being set up as a series at Relativity Television.

Over the years, the project has courted directors such as Marcus Nispel, Fredrik Bond and Todd Lincoln, with Justin Marks and Stephen Susco among the writers that took a crack at the script. Now, the series will be produced by Adrian Askarieh and Ray Ricord, with Skip Woods (Swordfish, A Good Day to Die Hard, the Hitman movies) on writing duties. Apparently the “goal to make it a dark and gritty show in The Walking Dead mold.”

For the uninitiated, THR has also provided a synopsis:

Hack/Slash centers on Cassie Hack, a woman who symbolizes the cliche of the lone girl who survives at the end of every horror movie. But now, the emotionally damaged girl not only survived
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"Hitman" Scribe Adapts "Hack/Slash" For TV

Skip Woods ("Swordfish," "A Good Day to Die Hard," "Hitman") has been hired to pen the script for a dark and gritty TV series adaptation of the cult comic "Hack/Slash".

The story centers on Cassie Hack, a young woman who has become a killer of killers and travels to small towns across the country hunting hunting homicidal maniacs and serial killers in the vein of horror icons like Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers.

She is partnered on her journey with Vlad, a hulking companion who serves as her protector. The property has spent many years in development as a film with the likes of Marcus Nispel, Fredrik Bond and Todd Lincoln attached as directors at some point. Woods and Adrian Askarieh will executive produce the series.

Source: Heat Vision
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Charlie Countryman Review

Director: Fredrik Bond

Cast: Shia Labeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Vincent D’Onofrio, Melissa Leo, Rupert Grint

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 103 minutes

Synopsis: A young man embarks on a trip of self-discovery and love with a deadly twist when he falls for a troubled Romanian beauty.

Have you ever volunteered a response to a raised question and then wished you had just kept quiet and drank your coffee instead? What about suffering a complete mental blank with no hope of a quick recovery? Apparently I haven’t learned from the former nor recovered from the latter after seeing Fredrik Bond’s debut film Charlie Countryman.

Emboldened by the sixth sense encounter with his recently deceased mother Katie (Melissa Leo) to visit Bucharest, lost soul Charlie Countryman (Shia Labeouf) embarks on a trip of self-discovery after meeting Romanian taxi driver Victor (Ion Caramitru) mid-flight. Touched by the Grim Reaper before returning
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Film Review: 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman'

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★★☆☆☆Opening with an blurry-eyed, ethereal exposition that treats the audience to a brief taste of the film's tragic climax, Fredrik Bond's The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (2013) is a contemporary fairytale that imbues its tripped-out, quasi-romantic thriller with a hefty touch of the supernatural. In the immediate aftermath of the tragic death of his mother, Charlie (Shia Labeouf) has a vivid hallucination in which she tells him to pack his bags and go to Bucharest. Unfortunately, she actually meant to say Budapest (no, really), and if she had corrected herself her son Charlie would almost certainly have avoided the violent and taxing holiday he's about to embark upon.
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Jackie Earle Haley Joins 'London Has Fallen,' Melissa Leo is Back Too

Following a creative hiccup that resulted in the loss of director Fredrik Bond, the action sequel London Has Fallen is seemingly back on track with Scandinavian director Babak Najafi, director of the Snabba Cash sequel Easy Money II: Hard to Kill, behind the camera. We already knew Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman were all returning from Olympus Has Fallen, and now The Wrap has added a new cast member into the mix with Watchmen and A Nightmare on Elm Street remake star Jackie Earle Haley taking the role of Deputy Chief Mason. What are the odds that he ends up being the main bad guy? We're not sure, but casting an actor like that in what seems like a disposable role certainly raises our eyebrows. In addition, the trade has revealed that other returning cast members from the original film include Melissa Leo as Secretary of Defense Ruth
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Jackie Earle Haley Joins London Has Fallen

Though it hit a recent bump in the road with the departure of director Fredrik Bond, Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen got right back on track with Babak Najafi taking his place behind the megaphone. And the cast has just expanded by one, with Jackie Earle Haley signing on.Christian Gudegast, Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt are behind the script for this one, which finds Gerard Butler’s Secret Service agent Mike Banning, Aaron Eckhart’s President Benjamin Asher, Angela Bassett’s Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs and Morgan Freeman’s Speaker Trumbull among those who travel to London to attend the funeral of the Prime Minister. But when it turns out that there’s a dastardly plot afoot to assassinate world leaders, Mike will have to team up with a distrustful MI6 agent, prove that the fictional Secret Service is not as slipshod as the real one at the moment,
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'London Has Fallen' Casts Jackie Earle Haley

'London Has Fallen' Casts Jackie Earle Haley
Jackie Earle Haley has finalized a deal to join the cast of Focus Features and Millennium Films' London Has Fallen, a follow-up to last year's action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen.

Olympus Has Fallen stars Gerard Butler (Secret Service Agent Mike Banning), Aaron Eckhart (President Benjamin Asher), Morgan Freeman (Speaker Of the House Trumbull), Radha Mitchell (Leah), Angela Bassett (Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs) and Melissa Leo (Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan) are all reprising their roles for the sequel, with Jackie Earle Haley becoming the first new casting addition. He will portray Deputy Chief Mason, although no further character details were given.

The story brings the action to London, as Banning and Trumbull accompany President Asher to attend the funeral of the British Prime Minister, where a deadly plot is uncovered to kill all of the world's leaders in one fell swoop.

Babak Najafi (Easy Money: Hard to Kill) stepped
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UK movie releases: October 2014

UK movie releases: October 2014
October 3, 2014

Life After Beth

Director: Jeff Baena

Starring: Jeff Baena

Running time: 89 mins

Certificate: 15

Dracula Untold

Director: Gary Shore

Starring: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper

Running time: 92 mins

Certificate: 15

Draft Day

Director: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner

Running time: 107 mins

Certificate: 15

Gone Girl

Director:David Fincher

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike

Running time: 149 mins

Certificate: 18

October 10, 2014

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Director: Miguel Arteta

Starring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner

Running time: 81 mins

Certificate: PG


Director: John R. Leonetti

Starring: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis

Running time: 99 mins

Certificate: 15

The Calling

Director: Jason Stone

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows

Running time: 108 mins

Certificate: 15

Effie Gray

Director: Richard Laxton

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson

Running time: Tbc mins

Certificate: 12A

The Maze Runner

Director: Wes Ball

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario

Running time: 113 mins

Certificate: 12A

The Rewrite

Director: Marc Lawrence

Starring: Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei
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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ sequel lands a new director

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ sequel lands a new director
(Cbr) Scandinavian director Babak Najafi will take the reins for "London Has Fallen," the follow-up to 2013's surprise hit "Olympus Has Fallen," Heat Vision reports. Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Melissa Leo on board to reprise their roles from the action thriller. Najafi, who previously helmed two episodes of Cinemax’s "Banshee," will replace Fredrik Bond, who departed the project earlier this month, citing creative differences. Najafi joins the sequel just as it prepares to begin the first half of principal photography. "London" will shoot for four weeks before breaking until February, when Butler — who is currently working on the feature film Geostorm — will join the production. The "Olympus Has Fallen" sequel finds the new franchise’s hero trio traveling from Washington, D.C., to London to attend the funeral of the British prime minister. While across the pond, they’re unexpectedly caught in the middle
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'London Has Fallen' Finds New Director

Earlier this month, the Olympus Has Fallen sequel lost its director, Fredrik Bond, with just weeks before the film started shooting. Thankfully though Millennium and Gerard Butler have found a replacement in Scandinavian director Babak Najafi. He directed the Snabba cash sequel Easy Money II: Hard to Kill, but London Has Fallen will be his English-language debut.

As soon as Bond left London, the studio and Butler started looking for a new director to take over. But the actor wasn't liking the directing prospects so much so that he considered leaving the project entirely. Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) and Gary Fleder (Homefront, Runaway Jury) were considered, but Najafi led the race.

Written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, and Christian Gudegast. The Olympus sequel picks up in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world.
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‘London Has Fallen’ Closes In On a New Director

‘London Has Fallen’ Closes In On a New Director
London Has Fallen may have found a new director. According to a new report Babak Najafi, best known for Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (a.k.a. Snabba Cash II), has entered talks to take over at the helm following Fredrik Bond‘s last-minute departure. Gerard Butler returns to star in the Olympus Has Fallen sequel along […]

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‘London Has Fallen’ Gets Babak Najafi As Director

London Has Fallen is the surprise sequel to the surprise hit Olympus Has Fallen, which managed to beat the similarly themed White House Down at the box office, despite that film taking on stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. However, it hasn’t been a smooth road for London Has Fallen, with original director Antoine Fuqua unable to continue the series due to post-production work on The Equalizer, and then Fredrik Bond leaving the project just 4 weeks before principal photography was due to start. Now it looks as though Focus Features has found their man in the form of Swedish director Babak Najafi, the man who gave us Easy Money II: Hard To Kill.

Set in London (obviously), the film sees world leaders attend the funeral of the British Prime Minister. This is obviously the perfect time for nefarious evildoers to attempt murders and badness. Enter Gerard Butler as the head of the secret service,
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London Has Fallen Gets New Director in Babak Najafi

The Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen now has a new director, and in the nick of time too. Charlie Countryman helmer Fredrik Bond was previously set to direct after Olympus helmer Antoine Fuqua declined the opportunity over creative differences, but Bond subsequently left the project over a week ago when he felt the time crunch was just too intense. Millennium and star Gerard Butler began scrambling to find a replacement with production set to begin next month, but when Butler wasn’t liking many of the choices, he started considering leaving the project altogether. That won’t be happening, however, as Easy Money II: Hard to Kill helmer Babak Najafi is now in negotiations to take the helm. Hit the jump for more on the London Has Fallen director and the atypical, two-part shooting schedule that the film will undergo. Per Heat Vision, Babak Najafi has been selected
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Key & Peele Working On 'Substitute Teacher' Movie, 'Easy Money 2' Director To Helm 'London Has Fallen' & More

It's not a matter of if, but when Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will take the hilarity they consistently display on Comedy Central to the big screen. And indeed, it looks like they've added another project to the handful they've got cooking. “We’re in negotiations at Paramount to make a ‘Substitute Teacher’ movie,” Key told EW. “Two of our writers are penning it. Well, they’re not penning it as we speak — it’s getting there.” In case you're not one of the 58 million people who gave it a view on YouTube, here's the sketch that sparked the film. After losing Fredrik Bond six weeks before filming was set to begin, there's no need to worry, because "London Has Fallen" has found a new director. Deadline reports that Babak Najafi ("Easy Money II: Hard To Kill") is now in talks to get the gig. All the boring contract stuff needs to be ironed out,
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London Has Fallen May Enlist Babak Najafi

As unlikely as it may seem (or maybe not, when you consider the surprisingly high box office receipts), Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart’s White House takeover pic Olympus Has Fallen will be getting an equally ludicrous, action-packed sequel with the upcoming London Has Fallen. And despite Olympus helmer Antoine Fuqua and Charlie Countryman filmmaker Fredrik Bond both backing away from the project over its creative direction, Millenium Films isn’t giving up. Now, we’re hearing that Scandinavian director Babak Najafi is being eyed to take the reins.

Though he’s hardly a household name, Najafi has a solid resume and is best known for directing Joel Kinnaman in another sequel, Easy Money II: Hard to Kill. He has also helmed episodes of the action-packed Cinemax series Banshee and made his debut on the acclaimed drama Sebbe. According to Deadline, Najafi is the favorite to helm London Has Fallen,
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Gerard Butler's London Has Fallen finds a replacement director

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Eleven days ago, London Has Fallen lost their director just six weeks before filming was set to begin. After an 11 day search, it looks like they have found their replacement. While Charlie Countryman director Fredrik Bond seemed like an inspired choice to take over the sequel to Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen, the sequel will now likely be helmed by another distinct filmmaker. Deadline is reporting that Millennium Films is close to signing Babak Najafi to helm London Has...
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Scandanavian Director Replacing Fredrik Bond on 'London Has Fallen'

Just last month, we learned that Charlie Countryman director Fredrik Bond would get behind the camera for London Has Fallen the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, one of two White House-set thrillers that hit theaters in 2013. However, recently creative differences saw Bond leave the project weeks before production was slated to begin, prompting producers to quickly look for a replacement to step up and stay on schedule. Now it sounds like they've found one as THR reports Scandinavian director Babak Najafi, director of the Snabba Cash sequel Easy Money II: Hard to Kill, is now in talks to tackle the sequel instead. More below! This would mark the English-language feature film debut of Najafi, but he has also directed some episodes of the Cinemax action thriller series "Banshee," so he's not completely inexperienced. The sequel sounds like it has a lot of struggles to overcome, especially since star Gerard Butler
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