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LeBron James and Channing Tatum Pitch ‘Public Enemy’ Lands at New Line

LeBron James and Channing Tatum Pitch ‘Public Enemy’ Lands at New Line
New Line has acquired the pitch “Public Enemy[/link]” with LeBron James and Channing Tatum’s production companies, SpringHill Entertainment and Free Association, on as producers.

Lucas Carter will pen the script, which is a subversive action-comedy that looks at the speed of media in our current landscape.

James and his SpringHill Entertainment partner, Maverick Carter, will produce. Spencer Beighley and Jamal Henderson will oversee for SpringHill. Michael Parets and Andrew Schneider will oversee for Free Association.

SpringHill has been active recently in setting up a strong slate, and New Line has been particularly interested in its material, as the two are currently working on a “House Party” reboot. SpringHill also recently sold a pitch to Legendary called “Hustle,” and is also exec producing the Netflix limited series “On Her Own Ground” starring Octavia Spencer.

SpringHill is repped by Wme and Ziffren Brittenham.

Carter previously sold the pitch “The Gun Show
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‘Only the Brave’ First Trailer: Miles Teller and Josh Brolin Star in Firefighter Drama — Watch

‘Only the Brave’ First Trailer: Miles Teller and Josh Brolin Star in Firefighter Drama — Watch
Sony Pictures has released the trailer for “Only the Brave,” the biographical drama starring Miles Teller and Josh Brolin based on the true story about firefighters and the historic wildfire that struck Yarnell, Arizona in June of 2013. Formerly known as “Granite Mountain Hotshots,” the name of the elite firefighting group that battled the deadly blaze, the film only took on its new title this week. GQ, which posted the trailer on Wednesday, published a magazine feature about the story entitled “No Exit” in 2013.

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Directed by “Oblivion” and “Tron: Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski, “Only the Brave” tells the harrowing story of the tragic fire that claimed the lives of 19 members of the Hotshots. “Black Hawk Down” screenwriter Ken Nolan co-wrote the script with “American Hustle” co-writer Eric Warren Singer. The star-studded cast includes Jennifer Connelly,
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Watch an exclusive deleted scene from Bleed For This

Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from Icon Film Distribution come the 27th March is Bleed For This starring Miles Teller. This boxing biopic tells the tale of Vinny Pazienza, a truly gripping story which follows this former champions excruciating battle to return to the ring.

We have an exclusive deleted scene called ‘The Diner’, in which we see Vinny’s boxing coach – played by Aaron Eckhart – having a meeting with his promoters and debating his controversial decision to move Vinny up two weight classes. Check it out here or over on our YouTube channel…

Featuring a gripping central performance from the increasingly eye-catching Miles Teller (Whiplash, War Dogs), Bleed For This follows boxing prodigy Vinny Pazienza’s soaring rise to stardom and two world-title fights. Then, at the top of his game, Vinny is involved in a near-fatal car accident that leaves him on the brink of paralysis,
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‘Bleed for This’ Actors Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart on the Boxing Film’s Animal Instincts

‘Bleed for This’ Actors Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart on the Boxing Film’s Animal Instincts
[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Spectrum. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and the latest films On Demand. Today’s pick is “Bleed for This.”]

Miles Teller is proving to be an actor who specializes in roles that combine extreme effort and crippling excess. Aaron Eckhart, meanwhile, has become the kind of performer who can bring a well-worn specificity to grizzled supporting roles.

Combine those elements and you get “Bleed for This,” the latest film from Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”). Teller plays Vinny Pazienza, a boxer struggling to return to the ring after a debilitating neck injury. It’s a performance that showcases Teller’s physicality against the backdrop of a true-life story. As Pazienza’s coach, Kevin Rooney, Eckhart brings his ferocity to a role that requires a less obvious show of continual force.

Younger has said that “Bleed for This” is far from a movie solely for boxing purists; he also wanted to rope in audiences who don’t care about sports at all. It’s an admirable goal, but one that doesn
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Exclusive: Bleed For This director Ben Younger on the boxing genre and Scorsese’s involvement

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When Martin Scorsese’s name appears in the opening credits for Bleed For This, as an executive producer, it worked as an immediate stamp of approval, from the man who has created arguably the very finest boxing movie of all time in Raging Bull. So we asked Ben Younger, director of this Vinny Pazienza biopic, about […]

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Exclusive: Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart on Bleed For This

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Having already portrayed a character who will not quit by any means, in the stunning drama Whiplash, Miles Teller returns to the screen to play another figure who doesn’t know when to give up – though this time it’s based on a true story, depicting the life of boxer Vinny Pazienza in Ben Younger’s Bleed […]

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 episode 7 review: Deals With Our Devils

Marc Buxton Nov 30, 2016

Agents of Shield season 4 continues to be impressively adaptable and freewheeling with a magic-themed episode...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.7 Deals With Our Devils

It’s quite literally a magical time to be a Marvel fan. Since Marvel’s Agents Of Shield last aired, fans were introduced to a world of magic in the Doctor Strange movie (hey Marvel, isn’t it time to announce the sequel?). But Marvel TV has its fair share of magic as well, and it’s all on display this week as half the team is lost in a very dark magical dimension thanks to the machinations of Eli Morrow.

The last few season, Agents of Shield has been all about Hydra and the Inhumans. Now, the series seems to be the place to explore the new Marvel world of magic.
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Film Review: Bleed For This

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★★★☆☆ How many times has the line "Give me another shot" been uttered in a boxing movie? What is it about these fiercely stubborn, bloodied and bruised fighters that means they just don't know when to throw in the towel? Of all the human punching bags witnessed on film over the years, and of the many, many stories of triumph inside the ring in the battered face of adversity outside it, perhaps none are as deserving of cinematic treatment as Vinny Pazienza. With his first film since 2005 Meryl Streep-led rom-com Prime, Brooklyn director Ben Younger makes a complete change of direction, telling a remarkable life story with Bleed For This.
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How the director of Boiler Room made a comeback with Bleed For This

Ryan Lambie Dec 2, 2016

After a decade away from the camera, Boiler Room director Ben Younger's back with Bleed For This. Ryan charts his extraordinary return...

Ask director Ben Younger about his new film, Bleed For This, and he glows with enthusiasm: eyes flashing behind his large glasses, he'll talk eagerly about the energy among the cast and the stress of shooting a period boxing drama on such a tight budget. Ask him about his first movie, the 2000 crime drama Boiler Room, and the words flow less easily. There's a hint of regret in his voice, a pause or two as he thinks about exactly the right response: not because the movie wasn't any good - far from it, in fact - but because, he suggests, its success came a little too early and easily.

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Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart interview: Bleed For This

Ryan Lambie Nov 29, 2016

The stars of the boxing drama Bleed For This talk about making the movie on a tight budget. Take it away Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart...

With all the training, mental preparation and frustrating lack of cake and beer, starring in any boxing movie must surely be a tough undertaking. But spare a thought for the stars of Bleed For This, the sports drama based on the true story of Vinny 'Paz' Pazienza and his remarkable comeback: shot on a budget of just over $6m, it was shot at lightning speed, with its fight scenes shot in gruelling 15-hour days in order to remain on schedule.

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That compressed timescale, I'd argue, gives the film a real energy,
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Bleed For This review

Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart shine in the boxing drama, Bleed For This. Ryan reviews the comeback film from the maker of Boiler Room...

In boxing movies, it’s usually the lead actor who undergoes the most dramatic physical transformation, whether it’s Robert De Niro alternately pumping iron or gorging on pasta to play Jake La Motta in Raging Bull, or Jake Gyllenhaal bulking up to play a bereaved fighter in Southpaw.

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In Bleed For This, directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime), Miles Teller provides a sinewy performance as real-life boxer Vinny 'Paz' Pazienza, but the most startling turn in the movie comes from Aaron Eckhart, who plays his hard-drinking trainer,
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Ben Younger interview: Bleed For This, Boiler Room, cookery

Ryan Lambie Nov 30, 2016

Ahead of his boxing drama Bleed For This, director Ben Younger explains how he went from Boiler Room to chef and back to filmmaking...

Bleed For This is a tale of two comebacks. The movie itself tells the true story of Vinny Paz, a boxer who suffered terrible injuries in a car accident, but through sheer grit and determination, defied his doctors' advice and made a spectacular return to form. Behind the scenes, Bleed For This also marks the return of Ben Younger after more than a decade away from the film industry.

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Younger's career took off at the start of the millennium with Boiler Room, a hit drama about white-collar crime starring Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel. A long and lucrative Hollywood career appeared to beckon,
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Miles Teller & Aaron Eckhart On Biggest Sports Comeback Story Of Them All – The Contenders Video

Miles Teller & Aaron Eckhart On Biggest Sports Comeback Story Of Them All – The Contenders Video
Bleed For This, the movie about the incredible comeback story of boxer Vinnie Pazienza, came to our big all-day awards-season event The Contenders Presented By Deadline. In front of a packed DGA theater audience of Oscar voters and key guild members, writer-director Ben Younger and stars Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart explained what drew them to the story of the three-time champion boxer whose career was derailed by a near-fatal car crash. Although there is lots of boxing…
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Oscars 2017: Are Films Based on Recent Events on the Upswing?

Tom Hanks in ‘Sully’ (Courtesy: Keith Bernstein/Warner Bros.)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

One trend in the Oscar race this year seems to be films that are about recent events. This, of course, is not a new fad in cinema as hot-button topics have always lent themselves to being a solid jumping-off point for storytelling on the big screen. A few of the films grabbing attention this time around — Sully and Patriots Day for best picture as well as a few others from various categories — tackle some of the biggest recent events and narratives in recent memory.

Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, tells the story of Chesley Sullenberger and the Miracle on the Hudson involving Us Airways Flight 1549 from January 15, 2009. This real-life event centers around a flight from New York City’s Laguardia Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport was forced to land in the
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‘Silence’ Poster Reveals the Ominous Beauty of Martin Scorsese’s Passion Project

‘Silence’ Poster Reveals the Ominous Beauty of Martin Scorsese’s Passion Project
With only a month to go before Paramount Pictures releases Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” in select theaters, cinephiles have been left wondering when we would finally be getting a first look at the trailer. Well, the marketing for the 28-years-in-the-making religious epic begins today with the official poster debut. The trailer will premiere in theaters tomorrow attached to “Allied” and will debut online this Saturday.

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Silence” stars Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield as Christian missionaries who go looking for their missing mentor in Japan, in which Christianity is outlawed and their presence forbidden. Liam Neeson co-stars in the drama, which is based on Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel.

While we wait with anticipation for the trailer to debut later this week, check out the poster below. “Silence” opens in select theaters December 23.

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Director Ben Younger Talks About His Own Comeback for .Bleed for This.

.Bleed for This. is the true-life story of World Champion Boxer Vinnie Pazienza (Miles Teller) who made one the most incredible comebacks in the world of sports. The writer/director of the biopic, Ben Younger, is also making a comeback of some sorts. He hasn.t made a full feature film since 2005.s .Prime.. Why now? Take a look at my interview with the writer/director of .Bleed for This..
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‘Silence’: Six Things We’ve Learned About Martin Scorsese’s Passion Project

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‘Silence’: Six Things We’ve Learned About Martin Scorsese’s Passion Project
For Martin Scorsese, “Silence” is not just another movie. The film based on Shūsaku Endō’s 1966 novel of the same name has been a passion project for the filmmaker and high on his list of priorities ever since he first read the book. The story follows two 17th century Jesuit priests (played by Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield) who face violence and persecution as they travel through Japan to spread Christianity and locate their mentor (Liam Neeson).

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Scorsese recently sat down with The New York Times Magazine to discuss the now legendary movie. Here are six things we learned about the project, as reported by the Times.

1. Scorsese has been trying to get “Silence” made for almost 30 years.

After reading the novel in 1989, Scorsese quickly snapped up the film rights and
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American Cinematheque Unveils Three-Day Tribute to Iconic Filmmaker Irwin Winkler

American Cinematheque Unveils Three-Day Tribute to Iconic Filmmaker Irwin Winkler
Los Angeles’ American Cinematheque has announced it will host “A Tribute to Irwin Winkler,” celebrating the legendary filmmaker whose frequent collaborations with Martin Scorsese have led to several critically acclaimed and iconic films over nearly four decades spent together. The pair have worked together frequently — and quite successfully — over the years, and their shared credits include “New York, New York,” “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The three-day event will feature showings of their past films, capped off by a rare, in-person conversation between the two Oscar winners. On Saturday, December 3, Winkler and Scorsese will be on hand at the Egyptian for an 80-minute conversation about their past work together, along with discussion about their latest project, “Silence,” which arrives on December 23 after a twenty-eight-year development period.

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‘Bleed For This’ Director Ben Younger Says His Film Is For Audiences Who Don’t Care About Boxing

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‘Bleed For This’ Director Ben Younger Says His Film Is For Audiences Who Don’t Care About Boxing
Bleed for This” may look like any number of boxing movies that chronicle the career of a prize fighter, but the film is more about what legendary boxer Vinny Paz did outside the ring than inside. Based on the true story of Paz’s remarkable recovery after a car accident that left him with a broken neck, the movie stars Miles Teller as Paz and Aaron Eckhart as his trainer Kevin Rooney.

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During an interview with IndieWire at the Toronto Film Festival, writer-director Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”) explained that rather than telling the story of Paz’s entire boxing career, as a traditional boxing biopic might, he focused instead on the period that best revealed what kind of person Paz was: the year and a half immediately following his neck injury,
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Top 10 Takeaways: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Leads Bumpy Box Office

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Top 10 Takeaways: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Leads Bumpy Box Office
The 2016 box office continues unpredictable.

Doctor Strange” lead the recent but short-lived box office revival, along with some hits that surpassed expectations (“Boo! A Madea Halloween” and “Trolls”). But the pre-Thanksgiving weekend came in below predicted numbers. After several years with strong franchise entries opening to over $100 million, the costly J.K. Rowling Harry Potter prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Warner Bros.), a potential major blockbuster, ended up with an acceptable but unexceptional $75 million total. The well-reviewed VFX extravaganza could build word of mouth as it goes along.

The Top Ten

1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Warner Bros.) New – Cinemascore: A; Metacritic: 65; Est. budget: $180 million

$75,000,000 in 4,144 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $18,098; Cumulative: $75,000,000

2. Doctor Strange (Disney) Week 3 – Last weekend #1

$17,676,000 (-59%) in 3,694 theaters (-188); PTA: $4,785; Cumulative: $181,543,000

3. Trolls (20th Century Fox) Week 3 – Last weekend #2

$17,500,000 (-50%) in 3,945 theaters (-121); PTA: $3,945; Cumulative: $116,215,000

4. Arrival (Paramount) Week 2 – Last weekend #3

$11,800,000 (-51%) in 2,335 theaters
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