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Glenn Hauman: Should The Never-Ending Battle Have Casualties?

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With the imminent arrival of Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, a lot of the old arguments generated from the previous film are being taken out and argued. Most prominently on one side of the argument is Mark Hughes filing at Forbes, he other is most eloquently represented by Mark Waid, who has the advantage of, y’know, actually having written the character numerous times. (for starters) and Kevin Powers.

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Regular readers of this site can probably guess where we come down, and yet, we still understand the conflict leading so many to wondering. A strange visitor with godlike powers that was sent here by his father from above is known all over the world for his great deeds, constantly watching over us and protecting us from great evil while walking among us, and
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Jennifer Aniston joins The Yellow Birds

Jennifer Aniston has joined the cast of 'The Yellow Birds.' The 46-year-old actress is set to take on the leading role alongside Jack Huston, 32 in the developing new Iraq War drama film after Benedict Cumberbatch was forced to drop out due to conflicting schedules, according to Empire.com. The gripping movie is based on the novel of the same name by war veteran Kevin Powers as it focuses on two young soldiers, who meet at boot camp on the evening of their deployment and go through the horror of war together. Aniston will play the mother of Private Murphy - who is portrayed
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Benedict Cumberbatch Flies to 'The Yellow Birds' for David Lowery

Last year was a busy one for Benedict Cumberbatch with roles in The Fifth Estate, August: Osage County, 12 Years a Slave, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. But the "Sherlock" star is slowing down a little bit with fewer projects in his immediate future like The Imitation Game and a voice in The Penguins of Madagascar. Now one more project has been added to his future slate as ScreenDaily has learned that he will star in an adaptation of The Yellow Birds, the novel by Iraq War veteran Kevin Powers. However, when you hear the story, it doesn't sound like Cumberbatch is in the lead. The book follows 21-year old Private Bartle and 18-year-old Private Murphy who cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home
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Benedict Cumberatch To Topline Iraq War Drama The Yellow Birds With Will Poulter And Tye Sheridan

Some great films have been made about the horrific Iraq War, from The Hurt Locker to Stop-Loss, though not every movie to explore the human face of the conflict has met with success. Green Zone and Body of Lies stand as the two most prominent examples of films which failed to add anything to the national discussion of American foreign policy in the war-torn nation. It’s too early to tell whether The Yellow Birds, an adaptation of the 2012 National Book Award finalist by Kevin Powers, will fall into the former category or the latter. However, early signs are highly promising.

This week, Benedict Cumberbatch, Will Poulter and Tye Sheridan signed on to star in the film. Poulter is set to play a 21-year-old who meets a young recruit (Sheridan) in boot camp and, at the prompting of the boy’s mother, agrees to watch his back when they are deployed to Iraq.
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Benedict Cumberbatch & Will Poulter Set For Iraq Drama ‘The Yellow Birds’

Benedict Cumberbatch is a man at the height of his powers and he’s now set to star alongside rising UK star Will Poulter, and Tye Sheridan (who you’ll know from Mud) in The Yellow Birds.

The screenplay is based on the book by Kevin Powers, a machine-gunner with the Us Army, and has been adapted by David Lowery who also directs. Lowery has previously given us the incredible Ain’T Them Bodies Saints that starred Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.

The Yellow Birds tells the story of two younger soldiers, who are looked after by an older sergeant when they’re deployed to Iraq. The director is keen to point out this won’t really be a war film, as such, but just as importantly the real-life story of the people actually involved, he had this to say:

“I never had any interest in making a war film
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Lowery Eyes 'Yellow Birds', 'Omen' Sequel Planned, von Trier Actioner and Gilliam's 'Quixote' Back On

Glen Mazzara ("The Walking Dead") is set to write Damien, a sequel to the original 1976 horror classic The Omen and not a sequel to the 2006 sh*t show of a remake. The story will center on Damien Thorn, now an adult and haunted by his past, Damien is faced with a series of macabre events and must finally face his true destiny: he is the Antichrist. Oh, the catch, this is being written for Lifetime. Yeah. Lifetime. THR Open Road Films has acquired Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawlers centering on the story of a driven young man (Jake Gyllenhaal) who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed also star in the film. Terry Gilliam is reportedly trying to resurrect The Man Who Killed Don Quixote as he and Spanish producer Adrian Guerra are attempting to cast the
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Benedict Cumberbatch Catches The Yellow Birds

Hiring just one buzzed-about actor is good enough for most directors. But Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ David Lowery is aiming for three for his latest, hiring Benedict Cumberbatch, Will Poulter and Tye Sheridan to star in The Yellow Birds.Lowery has written the script himself, adapting Iraq War veteran Kevin Powers’ novel. The book focuses on two soldiers, 21-year-old Private Bartle and 18-year-old Private Murphy, who meet and become friends in boot camp while preparing to head off for combat in Iraq. Bartle promise’s Murphy’s mother that he’ll bring him home safely, but they discover that keeping such oaths is difficult in a place where death lurks all around.Lowery heard about the book from Story Mining & Supply Company bosses Jeffrey Sharp and Evan Hayes, who bought the rights and began to develop the script.“I never had any interest in making a war film until
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Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Iraq drama 'The Yellow Birds'

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Iraq drama 'The Yellow Birds'
Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on to The Yellow Birds, a film adaptation of Kevin Powers’ 2012 National Book Award finalist about the Iraq War.

The Sherlock star will star as a sergeant who takes two young soldiers — played by Will Poulter and Tye Sheridan — under his wing. The story focuses on 21-year-old Private Bartle and the teenaged Private Murphy, who meet at boot camp and are deployed to Iraq. Some of the story is autobiographical; Powers served as an Army machine gunner in Iraq after enlisting at the age of 17.

Story Mining and Supply Co. acquired the rights to the novel and developed the script,
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Tye Sheridan and Will Poulter to Star in War Drama ‘The Yellow Birds’

Kevin Powers’ award-winning war novel “The Yellow Birds” has cast the leads for its big screen adapatation in Tye Sheridan and Will Poulter, according to THR, who also report that Benedict Cumberbatch will also star in the David Lowery-directed film. Lowery also adapted the screenplay, which revolves around two young American soldiers in the Iraq war who become friends during boot camp. The slightly older 21 year old Private Bartle (likely Poulter) promises the mother of 18 year old Private Murphy (Sheridan) he’ll get him home to her, but the promise becomes increasingly hard to keep as the boys are [...]

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Benedict Cumberbatch to star in The Yellow Birds

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in The Yellow Birds
Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on to star in the upcoming war drama The Yellow Birds, it has been reported.

To be directed by David Lowery, the film will be an adaptation of a Kevin Powers's bestselling novel set during the Iraq war.

The movie will focus on two young soldiers who meet in a boot camp on the eve of their deployment and face the atrocities of war together.

News of the upcoming project was unveiled at this year's Cannes Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In addition to Cumberbatch, actors Tye Sheridan and Will Poulter are also set to star.

The Sherlock star will soon be seen in spy movie The Imitation Game, which is set for a November release.

He recently signed on to play Richard III in BBC Two's Shakespeare teleplay series.
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Casting: Cumberbatch, Lambert, Clarke, Heard

Yellow Birds

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in "Yellow Birds" at Cinelou Films and Shenghua Entertainment. Evan Hayes developed the script and will produce alongside Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton.

Story Mining & Supply Co is financing this adaptation of Kevin Powers' novel about two soldiers who head out to fight in Iraq. The older man promises to watch over the younger, teenage, soldier. [Source: Screen]

American Sniper

Joel Lambert ("Hot In Cleveland," "Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen") has secured a role in Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper".

Lambert plays a Delta sniper who is sent on a mission with his partner (Owain Yoeman) as they join legendary marksman Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper). [Source: Deadline]

Bonnie and Clyde

Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") and Nicholas Hoult ("X-Men") are set to play bank-robbing duo Bonnie and Clyde in Michael Sucsy's "Go Down Together".

Sheldon Turner [enned the adaptation of Jeff Guinn's non-fiction book, a revisionist take on the legend of the Depression-era bank robbers. Sean Furst and Bryan Furst are producing. [Source: The Wrap]

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Benedict Cumberbatch & Tye Sheridan To Star In David Lowery's 'Yellow Birds'

Of the many, many projects "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" director David Lowery has been linked to in the past year or so — "The Old Man And The Gun," with Robert Redford slated to star and produce; writing and directing former David Fincher project "Torso"; producing Alex Ross Perry's upcoming "Listen Up Philip"; writing and directing the sci-fi "Two" with Casey Affleck set to star; writing and directing Disney's "Pete's Dragon" — one you may have forgotten about is "The Yellow Birds." Lowery got attached to the gig last fall during Tiff, and not much has been heard since, but now it has some fresh movement. Benedict Cumberbatch, Tye Sheridan, and Will Poulter are now attached to star in the movie, which is still putting together financing. Based on the National Book Award Finalist novel by Kevin Powers, the story follows two soldiers, a man and teenager, who head to fight in the Iraq war.
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Cumberbatch joins Yellow Birds

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Cumberbatch joins Yellow Birds
Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton’s Cinelou Films has expanded its financing deal with Shenghua Entertainment to include a further five films and has greenlit The Yellow Birds to star Benedict Cumberbatch.

The extension doubles Cinelou’s war chest to $100m, to be split over 10 films. The arrangement with Shenghua for the first five films was structured in Berlin.

The Yellow Birds project stems from Cinelou’s partnership with Story Mining & Supply Co, which is financing. The Solution Entertainment Group will handle foreign sales in Cannes.

The project is based on Kevin Powers’ novel about two soldiers who head out to fight in Iraq. The older man promises to watch over the younger, teenage, soldier.

Story Mining CEO and president Jeffrey Sharp and president of production Evan Hayes acquired rights to the novel and developed the script and will produce with Solomon and Canton.

Chairman of Story Mining & Supply Co Jim Kohlberg is the executive producer. [link
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Cannes: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tye Sheridan in Iraq War Drama ‘Yellow Birds’

Benedict Cumberbatch, Tye Sheridan and Will Poulter are starring in Iraq war drama “The Yellow Birds.”

The story centers around two soldiers, a 21-year-old played by Cumberbatch and a teenager played by Sheridan, who meet in boot camp on the eve of their deployment in Iraq. The older soldier, bound by a promise to the teen’s mother, takes the younger soldier under his wing during their deployment.

The project is financed by Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton’s Cinelou Films in a partnership with Story Mining and Supply Co.

Story Mining’s CEO-president Jeffrey Sharp (“Boys Don’t Cry”) and president of production Evan Hayes (“Everest”) acquired the rights to the Kevin Powers novel and developed the script. They will produce the film along with Solomon and Canton; Jim Kohlberg will executive produce.

David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”) will direct the film from his own script.

The
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Cannes: Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in War Drama 'The Yellow Birds'

Cannes: Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in War Drama 'The Yellow Birds'
Benedict Cumberbatch, Tye Sheridan, and Will Poulter will star in The Yellow Birds, an adaptation of the Kevin Powers novel being directed by Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery. The film, which is being unveiled in Cannes, is the second project for Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon's Cinelou Films, which is financing with Story Mining & Supply Co. With a script by Lowery, Birds centers around two soldiers, 21-year-old Private Bartle and 18-year old Private Murphy, who meet in boot camp. Bartle made a promise to Murphy’s mother to guide him home safely and takes

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Ain't Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery on Pete's Dragon remake

Ain't Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery on Pete's Dragon remake
David Lowery has entered talks to direct Disney's Pete's Dragon remake.

The Ain't Them Bodies Saints director was hired last year as a co-writer on the film.

The remake of the 1977 animation-live action hybrid is not expected to be a musical, reports The Wrap.

It is unclear whether Lowery will tackle the project before or after his adaptation of Kevin Powers novel The Yellow Birds.

The director previously worked with a young cast on 2009's St Nick, which centred around a group of runaway children surviving in the wild.

Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck starred in Lowery's award-winning 2013 indie drama Ain't Them Bodies Saints.

Watch a trailer for Ain't Them Bodies Saints below:
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Disney remaking Pete's Dragon, director found

News Simon Brew 7 Apr 2014 - 06:25

The director of Ain't Them Bodies Saints is being lined up to helm the new take on Pete's Dragon for Disney...

Add another one to the pile of remakes making their way through the Hollywood system. Disney has been rumoured to be considering a new take on the live action/animation hybrid Pete's Dragon for a while now. The 1977 original, whilst fun, isn't generally regarded as a flat out Disney classic. But dragons are big business again now, and as such, it looks as if Pete's Dragon is being dusted down.

What's more, The Wrap is now reporting that an unusual choice of director is being lined up. David Lowery's most recent film was the crime thriller Ain't Them Bodies Saints, and he's also linked with The Yellow Birds, an adaptation of Kevin Powers' book about an army machine gunner in Iraq.
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Lowery To Helm "Pete's Dragon" Remake

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" director David Lowery is in negotiations to helm the remake of the classic 1977 family film "Pete's Dragon" for Disney Pictures.

Lowery and Toby Halbrooks were hired a while back to write the script, but he wasn't planning on directing at the time.

The original follows an orphan fleeing his abusive adoptive parents and finding a friend in the form of an animated dragon.

The new film reinvents the core of the original and won't feature musical numbers this time around.

Lowery is also committed to an adaptation of Kevin Powers' acclaimed novel "The Yellow Birds" which is now expected to go into production after this.

Source: The Wrap
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'Pete's Dragon' Writer David Lowery Now in Talks to Direct

'Pete's Dragon' Writer David Lowery Now in Talks to Direct
Just over one year after he signed on to co-write the script for the Pete's Dragon remake, David Lowery is now in negotiations to direct the live-action feature.

The original Pete's Dragon, which debuted in 1977, was a live-action/animated hybrid that followed a young boy and his pet dragon, as they run away to escape his abusive adoptive parents. This new version, written by David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, will reinvent the core of the original, removing all of the musical elements.

David Lowery made his feature debut with 2009's St. Nick, about a group of runaway children who learn to fend for themselves in the wild. Last year, his indie Ain't Them Bodies Saints debuted at Sundance before it was picked up by IFC Films and released in August. The filmmaker also produced Listen Up Philip, which debuted at Sundance this year and stars Jason Schwartzman, Krysten Ritter and Elisabeth Moss.
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