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24 Hours To Live Starring Ethan Hawke Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital February 6th

Four-time Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor, Boyhood, 2015) stars as an ex-mercenary who’s given one last shot at redemption in the wall-to-wall nonstop action-thriller 24 Hours to Live, exploding on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD and Digital February 6 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Directed by Brian Smrz, known for his stunt work on films like Live Free or Die Hard, Minority Report and Iron Man 3, and written by Ron Mita, Jim McClain, and Zach Dean, the film is produced by John Wick’s Basil Iwanyk, Gregory Ouanhon, and Mark Gao. This action-thriller is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The 24 Hours to Live Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

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Ethan Hawke gives an explosive performance in this epic action-thriller from the producers of John Wick. Travis Conrad (Hawke) is a
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’24 Hours To Live’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke Flick Is Like ‘John Wick’ Meets ‘Flatliners’ Meets ‘Jason Bourne’

Sometimes all you need in Hollywood is an idea that executives don’t have to think too hard about. So when screenwriters Zach Dean, Jim McClain, and Ron Mita sent “24 Hours To Live” around town, they must’ve rattled off “John Wick,” “Flatliners,” “Jason Bourne,” “In Time,” and “Edge Of Tomorrow” as similar movies, because this trailer sure plays like an unholy mix of all of those.

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Film News Roundup: Tony Gilroy Developing Thriller With ‘Harry Potter’ Producer

Film News Roundup: Tony Gilroy Developing Thriller With ‘Harry Potter’ Producer
In today’s film news roundup, Tony Gilroy has come on board the project formerly known as “Methuselah,” “Beauty and the Beast” producers join “The Punch Escrow” and Almost Never Films hires executives.

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Tony Gilroy, who made his directorial debut with “Michael Clayton,” is in negotiations to write and possibly direct an untitled thriller for Warner Bros. with “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman.

If the deal goes through, it will be Gilroy’s first directing gig since 2012’s “The Bourne Legacy,” starring Jeremy Renner. Gilroy also co-wrote the script for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” with Chris Weitz.

The Warner Bros. project, formerly called “Methuselah,” has been in the works since 2009 at Warner Bros. and had Tom Cruise attached at one point. Based on the character from the Bible, the story follows a man who lives for hundreds of years and has used his time to develop an incredible set of survival skills
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Skydance Sets Zach Dean To Ready ‘Star Blazers’ For Christopher McQuarrie

Skydance Sets Zach Dean To Ready ‘Star Blazers’ For Christopher McQuarrie
While Skydance and Christopher McQuarrie are busy with M:I6 Mission Impossible at Paramount, David Ellison’s company is trying to move forward with Star Blazers, the live-action adaptation of the space-set 1970s anime TV series also known as Space Battleship Yamato. Ellison, in SXSW to do press for the Daniel Espinosa-directed Life, told online site Lrm that Skydance has hired Zach Dean to write a new draft of the script as a potential directing followup for McQuarrie…
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Exclusive: Star Blazers Movie Is A Go With New Screenwriter on Board!

With the upcoming Power Rangers and Ghost in the Shell movies coming out over the next few weeks, one might want to take a look back to the '70s and '80s as a time when Asian productions were frequently brought to American shores.

One of the originators of that tradition was the cartoon Star Blazers, based on the Japanese anime Space Battleship Yamato.

The Star Blazers animated show only had three seasons that ran from 1979 to 1984, but it created an avid fanbase with the related toys, comic books and other iterations, all of which followed the adventures of the crew of the Argo, an old battleship turned into a starship that is used to fight against the forces of Gamilon, a distant planet that attacks earth sometime in the future.

The show's fanbase has mainly been kept alive by constant reissues of the show on DVD until 2012 when
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Bill Graham Biopic Moving Ahead at Fox With Zach Dean Writing

Bill Graham Biopic Moving Ahead at Fox With Zach Dean Writing
Fox has tapped Zach Dean to adapt its biopic about iconic concert promoter Bill Graham, a year after buying movie rights to the autobiography “Bill Graham: My Life Inside Rock and Out.”

Shawn Levy is producing through his 21 Laps company and has been on the project since last year.

Graham was collaborating with Robert Greenfield on the book before he perished in a helicopter accident in 1991 at the age of 60 while returning from a Huey Lewis and the News concert. Greenfield is an executive producer on the movie along with David Graham and Alex Graham.

Graham’s story began in Europe, where he was placed in an orphanage as a child to avoid the Holocaust before being sent sent to New York. He was drafted into the Army in 1951 and served in Korea.

Graham moved to San Francisco in the early 1960s to be closer to his sister and
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Zach Dean To Script Bill Graham Film For Fox & Shawn Levy

Exclusive: Zach Dean has been set to pen for 20th Century Fox and director Shawn Levy a film based on the life of legendary rock promoter Bill Graham. It is Dean who will find the movie in Bill Graham: My Life Inside Rock and Out, the autobiography Graham wrote with Robert Greenfield that Fox bought early last year. Levy will produce through his 21 Laps banner, and Greenfield, David Graham and Alex Graham are executive producing. Graham came to prominence in the 1960s…
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Black List: Madonna Biopic ‘Blond Ambition’ Leads 2016 Edition

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Seventy-three unproduced screenplays comprise this year’s Black List, an annual ranking of well-regarded scripts that have yet to make the leap from page to screen. More than 250 executives in the film industry voted on this year’s edition, and their consensus is that Elyse Hollander’s Madonna biopic “Blond Ambition” is the “most liked” of them.

Previous screenplays that have appeared on the Black List and gone on to be produced include “Spotlight,” “Arrival” and “Manchester by the Sea.” Full list below:

“Blond Ambition” by Elyse Hollander (48)

Life Itself” by Dan Fogelman (35)

“The Olympian” by Tony Tost (35)

The Post” by Liz Hannah (35)

“Voyagers” by Zach Dean (28)

In the Blink of an Eye” by Colby Day (25)

“O2” by Christie LeBlan (22)

“Untitled Lax Mandis Project” by Seth Spector (22)

“Dark Money” by Matt Fruchtman (21)

“Letters from Rosemary Kennedy” by Nick Yarborough (21)

“Linda and Monica” by Flint Wainess (20)

Hala” by Minhal Baig (19)

“The
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2016 Black List Scripts Announced

2016 Black List Scripts Announced
The 2016 version of the Black List — an annual ranking of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood — began arriving Monday.

One of the first script announced was Flint Wainess’ “Linda and Monica[/link],” described as the true story of Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp and their relationship. Mindy Kaling made the list with her “Untitled Late Night Comedy” script as did “The Imitation Game” screenwriter Graham Moore with “The Last Days of Night,” a story on the legal battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.

Dan Gilroy, who received an Oscar nomination for “Nightcrawler,” made the list with “The Inner City.”

The annual lineup consists of the year’s best unproduced scripts in Hollywood as voted on by more than 250 studio execs. Previous alumni of the list include “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Argo,” “The King’s Speech,” “Foxcatcher,” “Whiplash” and “The Imitation Game.”

Stars such as Peter Dinklage, David Benioff, Armie Hammer, Eva Longoria
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Movie News: Bradley Cooper to Star in WWII Thriller 'Atlantic Wall'; Watch First Two 'Incarnate' Trailers

Atlantic Wall: Bradley Cooper (above in American Sniper) will star in Atlantic Wall, based on an original script by Zach Dean. Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant) will direct the war drama, which revolves around an American paratrooper stuck behind enemy lines just before D-Day in June 1944. Production is not scheduled to begin until 2018. [Deadline]   Manchester By the Sea: The National Board of Review has given its best film award to the critically-acclaimed drama Manchester By the Sea, starring Casey Affleck. Barry Jenkins won the directing award for Moonlight, while Affleck and Amy Adams (Arrival) took home prizes for best actor and best actress. Supporting acting nods were awarded to Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) and Naomie Harris (Moonlight). O.J.: Made in...

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Gavin O’Connor to direct Bradley Cooper in WWII drama Atlantic Wall

According to Deadline, Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) has signed on to direct the upcoming World War II drama Atlantic Wall for Imperative Entertainment, while Bradley Cooper (War Dogs) is on board to star. The film’s script, written by Zach Dean, found its way onto the 2015 Black List, which is an annual list of the best motion picture scripts that have yet to be produced.

The story centers around a paratrooper (presumably played by Cooper) who, just hours before D-Day, finds himself behind enemy lines. He is tasked with delivering intelligence “critical to the outcome of the war, and he is compelled to fulfill a promise to protect the young son of a murdered ally.”

The outlet confirms that the film will be produced by Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas of Imperative and Adam Kolbrenner of Madhouse Entertainment. On the project, Friedkin said, “We’re thrilled Imperative is bringing Atlantic Wall
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Bradley Cooper To Star In WWII Drama ‘Atlantic Wall’ Directed By Gavin O’Connor

Bradley Cooper To Star In WWII Drama ‘Atlantic Wall’ Directed By Gavin O’Connor
Gavin O'Connor is an interesting Hollywood case study, with a career making the kind of mid-budget movies — “Warrior,” “Miracle,” “Pride and Glory” — that major studios have been moving away from in recent years. This fall, he showed he could be blockbuster material, scoring a hit with the dumb but kinda fun “The Accountant,” and as he result, he got the keys to “The Green Hornet” reboot. And now on his dance card is a WWII movie that has all the trappings of a prestige picture.

O’Connor is set to direct Bradley Cooper in the WWII drama “Atlantic Wall.” Based on the Black List script by Zach Dean
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Bradley Cooper to lead WWII film ‘Atlantic Wall’

Atlantic Wall: Bradley Cooper being lined up to star in the planned World War II movie at Warner Brothers.

More on Atlantic Wall below.

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Bradley Cooper is being lined up to star in Atlantic Wall, a new World War II film to be directed by The Accountant helmer Gavin O’Connor.

The film is one of those that has sat on the Blacklist, a list of the best screenplays which is released every year. Atlantic Wall was featured back last year and will see Cooper lead the cast. Deadline first reported the news.

Zach Dean wrote the screenplay, which follows one American paratrooper, stranded behind enemy lines hours before D-Day, who is tasked with delivering intelligence critical to the outcome of the war and compelled to fulfil a promise to protect the young son of a murdered ally.

Shooting isn’t set to start until 2018, but
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News Briefs: Bradley Cooper to Star in WWII Thriller 'Atlantic Wall'

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Atlantic Wall: Bradley Cooper (above in American Sniper) will star in Atlantic Wall, based on an original script by Zach Dean. Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant) will direct the war drama, which revolves around an American paratrooper stuck behind enemy lines just before D-Day in June 1944. Production is not scheduled to begin until 2018. [Deadline]   Manchester by the Sea: The National Board of Review has given its Best Film award to the critically acclaimed drama Manchester...

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Bradley Cooper to star in Gavin O'Connor's WWII drama Atlantic Wall

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Gavin O'Connor, director of the recently released Ben Affleck flick The Accountant, is heading several decades into the past for his next feature, a World War II drama titled Atlantic Wall which Deadline reports will star Bradley Cooper. The script, which was featured on 2015's Black List, comes from Zach Dean (Deadfall) and production is looking to get underway on location in... Read More...
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Bradley Cooper to Star in Gavin O’Connor’s WWII Drama ‘Atlantic Wall’

Bradley Cooper to Star in Gavin O’Connor’s WWII Drama ‘Atlantic Wall’
Bradley Cooper has set up his next project, which he will take on after he makes his directorial debut with “A Star is Born.” Per Deadline, the actor will star in the Black List WWII drama “Atlantic Wall” from Imperative Entertainment.

Directed by “The Accountant” helmer Gavin O’Connor and written by Zach Dean, “Atlantic Wall” follows a lone American paratrooper who is stranded behind enemy lines hours before D-Day. His assignment is to deliver intelligence critical to the outcome of the war and he is compelled to fulfill a promise to protect the young son of a murdered ally.

Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will produce, alongside Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. Cooper and his Joint Effort partner Todd Phillips will be executive producing alongside O’Connor and Robyn Meisinger. The film is slated to begin shooting in 2018, and will film on location in Normandy.

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Bradley Cooper to Star in World War II Drama ‘Atlantic Wall’

Bradley Cooper to Star in World War II Drama ‘Atlantic Wall’
Bradley Cooper has signed on to star in the World War II drama “Atlantic Wall” as an American paratrooper operating behind enemy lines.

Gavin O’Connor will direct from a Black List script by Zach Dean. Producers are Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, along with Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner.

The movie will center on a paratrooper, stranded behind enemy lines hours before D-Day and tasked with delivering intelligence critical to the outcome of the war. He’s also compelled to fulfill a promise to protect the young son of a murdered ally.

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“We’re thrilled Imperative is bringing ‘Atlantic Wall’ to life on screen with a talented filmmaker like Gavin,” Friedkin said. “Bradley’s phenomenal track record speaks for itself. He’s perfect to portray our complicated, often reluctant hero. We can’t imagine better creative partners.
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Bradley Cooper to Star in World War II Drama 'Atlantic Wall'

Bradley Cooper to Star in World War II Drama 'Atlantic Wall'
Bradley Cooper is attached to star in Atlantic Wall, a World War II drama that has Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant) set to direct.

Imperative Entertainment is behind the project, which has a script by Zach Dean.

According to the company, the story tracks a lone American paratrooper stranded behind enemy lines just days before D-Day, tasked with delivering intelligence critical to the outcome of the war and compelled to fulfill a promise to protect the young son of a murdered ally.

Cooper is also coming on board as an executive producer alongside partner Todd Phillips under their banner Joint Effort.

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Bradley Cooper to Star in Black List D-Day Action Film ‘Atlantic Wall’

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Bradley Cooper to Star in Black List D-Day Action Film ‘Atlantic Wall’
Bradley Cooper is set to star in an historical action flick from “The Accountant” director Gavin O’Connor. Imperative Entertainment will produce “Atlantic Wall,” a Black List script that they developed with writer Zach Dean (who also wrote “Deadfall,” a 2012 thriller with Eric Bana). Imperative partners Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will produce. O’Connor will shoot on location in Normandy, France. Cooper and partner Todd Phillips serve as executive producers via their Joint Effort Productions. Also Read: The Rock's 'Rampage,' Bradley Cooper's 'Star Is Born' Set Release Dates “We’re thrilled Imperative is bringing Atlantic Wall to
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Gavin O’Connor To Direct Bradley Cooper In Atlantic Wall

Deadline is reporting tonight that Imperative Entertainment has recruited Bradley Cooper to star in Atlantic Wall for director Gavin O’Connor. Based on Zach Dean’s script, the WWII drama will be produced by Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, along with Adam Kolbrenner.

The project is a hot one according to insiders, as the script made the Black List and has been buzzed about for a while now. From what we understand, Dean’s story follows an American paratrooper “stranded behind enemy lines hours before D-Day. His assignment is to deliver intelligence critical to the outcome of the war and he is compelled to fulfill a promise to protect the young son of a murdered ally.”

“We’re thrilled Imperative is bringing Atlantic Wall to life on screen with a talented filmmaker like Gavin,” Friedkin said. “Bradley’s phenomenal track record speaks for itself. He’s perfect to portray our complicated,
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