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Teyonah Parris, Jahi Winston To Star In ’12 O’Clock Boys’; Angel Manuel Soto Directing Film From Sony & Overbrook

Teyonah Parris, Jahi Winston To Star In ’12 O’Clock Boys’; Angel Manuel Soto Directing Film From Sony & Overbrook
Exclusive: Teyonah Parris, Jahi Winston, and Will Catlett are attached to star in the dirt-bike drama, 12 O’Clock Boys, with Puerto Rican filmmaker Angel Manuel Soto at the helm. Moonlight‘s Barry Jenkins wrote the initial draft for the script, while Sherman Payne did the rewrites.

Jada Pinkett Smith, Caleeb Pinkett, Marc Bienstock, and Clarence Hammond of Overbrook Entertainment are producing the pic with Sony serving as the studio. Filming will begin next month.

The film is based on the Lotfy Nathan-directed documentary of the same title. It follows Mouse, a young boy who wants nothing more than to be a part of the Midnight Clique, a tough group of Baltimore bike riders who rule the summertime streets. As he navigates the challenges of coming of age in a complicated world,
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Now Casting: Netflix Feature ‘Point Blank’ Is Seeking Background Actors + 3 More Gigs

Wrap up your week by snagging an exciting role in an upcoming feature film. The Netflix movie “Point Blank” is now looking for background actors in Ohio. Plus, lend your voice to a skincare ad, play hipsters on CBS’s “Instinct,” or show off your resemblance to Freddie Mercury for a live “Bohemian Rhapsody” promo. “Point Blank”Background casting has begun for the upcoming Netflix feature film “Point Blank,” a remake of “À Bout Portant” starring Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, and Marcia Gay Harden. Actors, aged 18 and older, are wanted for the shoot. “Point Blank” will shoot from mid-August through September in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the surrounding areas. Some pay will be provided. Apply here! Skincare Ad, Voiceovera skincare services advertisement is seeking a voiceover artist. A female actor, aged 25–40, is wanted for the role. Additionally, a teen girl voiceover artist, aged 14–25, with a youthful and easy to understand voice is wanted.
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Christian Cooke Joins Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie in Netflix’s ‘Point Blank’ Remake

  • Variety
Christian Cooke Joins Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie in Netflix’s ‘Point Blank’ Remake
Christian Cooke is set to join Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie in the Netflix remake of “Point Blank.”

The cast also includes Marcia Gay Harden Teyonah Parris, Boris McGiver, and Markice Moore.

Joe Lynch is directing the movie from a script by Adam G. Simon. Joe Carnahan and Grillo are producing via their War Party banner, while Johanna Byer is producing for Gaumont. The film is a reboot of Fred Cavaye’s 2010 French crime drama of the same title. Gaumont’s Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee and Gene Stein are exec producing.

The movie tells the story of the unlikely pairing of Paul (Mackie), an emergency room nurse, and Abe (Grillo), a wanted murder suspect, as they go toe to toe with rival gangsters and corrupt cops in a deadly race to save the lives of Paul’s kidnapped wife and unborn son. Cooke will play Grillo’s brother, who kidnaps
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Marcia Gay Harden Joins Netflix’s ‘Point Blank’ Remake (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Marcia Gay Harden Joins Netflix’s ‘Point Blank’ Remake (Exclusive)
Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden joined the cast of Netflix’s remake of the French thriller “Point Blank,” starring Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie.

Teyonah Parris, Boris McGiver, and Markice Moore have also joined the cast.

Joe Lynch is directing the movie from a script by Adam G. Simon. Joe Carnahan and Grillo are producing via their War Party banner, while Johanna Byer is producing for Gaumont. The film is a reboot of Fred Cavaye’s 2010 crime drama of the same title.

Gaumont’s Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee and Gene Stein are exec producing.

Production is set to start next month.

The pic tells the story of the unlikely pairing of Paul (Mackie), an emergency room nurse, and Abe (Grillo), a wanted murder suspect, as they go toe to toe with rival gangsters and corrupt cops in a deadly race to save the lives of Paul’s kidnapped wife and unborn son.
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Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo to star in Point Blank remake

According to Collider, Netflix is looking to reunite Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: Civil War co-stars Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo on a remake of the 2010 French action-thriller Point Blank.

The film is being directed by Joe Lynch (Mayhem) from a script by Adam G. Simon (Man Down), and will see Mackie as a nurse who is coerced into springing a wounded murder suspect (Grillo) from the hospital when the killer’s brother kidnaps his pregnant wife and wants to make a trade. Mackie needs to keep Grillo alive long enough for the exchange, as well as outmanoeuvring rival gangsters and dirty cops.

Mackie is gearing up to go into production on Signal Hill, where he will star as famed lawyer Johnnie Cochran, and has several projects incoming including The Hate U Give, Io and Miss Bala. There’s also a good chance he’ll pop up
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Daily Podcast: The Conners, Dear White People, Sinemia, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, The Terror, Disneyland, and More

On the June 22, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including The Conners, The Terror season 2, Sinemia, Point Blank, Dear White People, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and Disneyland’s dynamic pricing. You can subscribe […]

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Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie to Reunite in ‘Point Blank’ Remake

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Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie to Reunite in ‘Point Blank’ Remake
Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie will star in the Netflix thriller “Point Blank.”

Joe Lynch is directing from a script by Adam G. Simon. Joe Carnahan and Grillo are producing via their War Party banner, along with Johanna Byer producing for Gaumont. The film is a remake of Fred Cavaye’s 2010 crime drama of the same title.

Production is set to start this summer.

The pic tells the story of the unlikely pairing of Paul (Mackie), an emergency room nurse, and Abe (Grillo), a wanted murder suspect, as they are pitted against rival gangsters and corrupt cops in a deadly race to save the lives of Paul’s kidnapped wife and unborn son.

The film marks a reunion for the two actors, who starred together in the “Captain America” series, with Mackie playing Falcon and Grillo playing the villain Crossbones.

Grillo recently wrapped Carnahan’s next movie, “Boss Level,” which
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O The Choices I Have! A 2018 Tcmff Preamble

So much time, so few movies to see. Scratch that. Reverse it.

Running a little later than usual this year, the 2018 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival gets under way this coming Thursday, screening approximately 88 films and special programs over the course of the festival’s three-and-a-half days, beginning Thursday evening, and no doubt about it, this year’s schedule, no less than any other year, will lay out a banquet for classic film buffs, casual film fans and harder-core cinephiles looking for the opportunity to see long-time favorites as well as rare and unusual treats on the big screen. I’ve attended every festival since its inaugural run back in 2010, and since then if I have not reined in my enthusiasm for the festival and being given the opportunity to attend it every year, then I have at least managed to lasso my verbiage. That first year I wrote about
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Andrew Haigh’s Favorite Films of All-Time

Following his two immensely heartfelt dramas, Weekend and 45 Years, Andrew Haigh’s latest theatrical feature, Lean on Pete, is now in theaters. “Most filmmakers when they make movies are trying to understand themselves and how they fit into the world. Even if the story of Lean on Pete might not seem like it’s a personal story, to me it is just as personal as Weekend, oddly. It says just as much about me as Weekend,” he recently told us. “The weird thing about making films, especially if you make films that are personal to you, is you’re giving something of yourself to the world. It’s a strange feeling, filmmaking to me is anxious, emotional and stressful.”

To celebrate the film’s release, we’re sharing Haigh’s list of his favorite films of all-time, submitted to BFI’s latest Sight & Sound poll and Criterion’s top
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Action Figure: Lee Marvin

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There's something preternaturally destructive about Lee Marvin, something dangerous. “You’re a very bad man [...] a very destructive man,” spits a threatened Carroll O’Connor, with the sweaty haste of a hypochondriac, in John Boorman’s Point Blank (1967), a split-second after Marvin blasts a telephone into oblivion with his hand cannon. O’Connor could be describing any of Marvin’s roles, from the stoical hitman in Don Siegel’s The Killers (1964) to his gun-for-hire in Richards Brooks’s The Professionals (1966) to his Sergeant leading a gaggle of undisciplined men sentenced to die in Robert Aldrich’s The Dirty Dozen (1967). He exuded an odd kind of menace, a disciplined minatory authority. The six-foot-two actor possessed a weathered, world-weary malaise and uncalculated brutality that suggested internal turmoil, an indignation that manifested in abrupt bursts of violence. For all the pain he inflicted on screen, he seemed to be carrying his own, an ineffable kind,
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The Incident

New Yorkers of two centuries ago surely complained loudly about rampant street crime, but in the 1960s the media really ramped up the reportage paranoia. Had a new age of senseless violence begun? A New York play about terror on the subway is the source for this nail-biter with a powerful cast, featuring an ensemble of sharp new faces and undervalued veterans.

The Incident

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Twilight Time

1967 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 99 min. / Street Date February 20, 2018 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Tony Musante, Martin Sheen, Beau Bridges, Jack Gilford, Thelma Ritter, Brock Peters, Ruby Dee, Ed McMahon, Diana Van der Vlis, Mike Kellin, Jan Sterling, Gary Merrill, Robert Fields, Robert Bannard, Victor Arnold, Donna Mills.

Cinematography: Gerald Hirschfeld

Film Editor: Armond Lebowitz

Production design: Manny Gerard

Original Music: Terry Knight, Charles Fox

Written by Nicholas E. Baehr

Produced by Edward Meadow, Monroe Sachson

Directed by Larry Peerce

Various pundits
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Happy Birthday Lee Marvin! Here Are His Ten Best Films

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

Born 94 years ago today, Lee Marvin rose through the ranks of movie stardom as a character actor, delivering mostly villainous supporting turns in many films before finally graduating to leading roles. Regardless of which side of the law he was on however, he projected a tough-as-nails intensity and a two-fisted integrity which elevated even the slightest material. Born February 19, 1924, in New York City, Marvin quit high school to enter the Marine Corps and while serving in the South Pacific was badly wounded in battle when a machine gun nest shot off part of his buttocks and severed his sciatic nerve. He spent a year in recovery before returning to the U.S. where he began working as a plumber. The acting bug bit after filling in for an ailing summer-stock actor and he studied the art at the New York-based American Theater Wing.
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Le Samouraï

Jean-Pierre Melville’s tale of an emotionless killer is distilled to a narrative minimum. Alain Delon stars as Jef Costello, an imperturbable, ultra- slick hit man who follows a strict personal code. When a contract goes bad, he’s caught between irreconcilable compulsions. Following this Zen-like assassin through the mean streets of Paris never seems to get old.

Le samouraï

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The Criterion Collection 306

1967 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 105 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date November 14, 2017 / 39.95

Starring Alain Delon, Francois Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier, Jacques Leroy.

Cinematography Henri Decaë

Production Designer Francois de Lamothe

Film Editor Monique Bonnot, Yo Maurette

Original Music Francois de Roubaix

Written by Jean-Pierre Melville, Georges Pellegrin from a novel by Joan McLeod

Produced by Raymond Borderie, Eugène Lépicier

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

Le samouraï has survived the Quentin Tarantino years Looking better than ever, and with its reputation intact, which is not a minor
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City of Industry

Harvey Keitel takes center stage as a double-crossed crook goes for blood after a major jewel heist turns sour — and bloody. Timothy Hutton and Stephen Dorff are in on the split for one late- ’90s crime caper that’s not a stylistic hijack of Quentin Tarantino. Directed by John Irvin.

City of Industry

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Kl Studio Classics

1997 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 97 min. / Street Date October 3, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Stephen Dorff, Timothy Hutton, Famke Janssen, Wade Dominguez, Michael Jai White, Lucy Alexis Liu, Reno Wilson, Dana Barron, Tamara Clatterbuck, Elliott Gould.

Cinematography: Thomas Burstyn

Film Editor: Mark Conte

Special Effects: Joe Lombardi

Original Music: Stephen Endelman

Written by Ken Solarz

Produced by Evzen Kolar, Ken Solarz

Directed by John Irvin

Director John Irvin earned his right to crow early on with TV’s ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and the excellent action film about mercenaries The Dogs of War.
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Competition: Win Premium Collection release ‘Point Blank’ on Blu-ray

We are giving away a limited edition poster and Blu-ray to celebrate the release of Point Blank – out 18th September 2017.

They double-crossed Walker, took his $93,000 cut of the heist and left him for dead, but they didn’t finish the job. Big mistake. He – someday, somehow – is going to finish them. Lee Marvin is in full antihero mode as remorseless Walker, talking the talk and walking the walk in John Boorman’s (Deliverance) edgy neo-noir classic filled with imaginative New Wave style, blunt dialogue and Walker’s relentless quest that, one by one, smashes into the corporate pecking order of a crime group called the Organisation. Angie Dickinson plays the accomplice who uses her seductive wiles to ensnare one of Walker’s prey.

Special Features:

Commentary by Director John Boorman and Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh Vintage Featurettes The Rock Part 1 and The Rock Part 2 Theatrical Trailer

The Premium Collection, revered
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Hopscotch

A generic spy story becomes an inspired light comedy with the application of great talent led by the star-power of Walter Matthau. Matthau’s CIA spook hooks up with old flame Glenda Jackson to retaliate against his insufferable CIA boss (Ned Beatty) with a humiliating tell-all book about the agency’s dirty tricks history. Matthau’s sloppy, slouchy master agent is a comic delight; Ronald Neame’s stylishly assured direction makes a deadly spy chase into a wholly pleasant romp.

Hopscotch

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The Criterion Collection 163

1980 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 105 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date August 15, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom, David Matthau, George Baker, Ivor Roberts, Lucy Saroyan, Severn Darden, George Pravda.

Cinematography: Arthur Ibbetson, Brian W. Roy

Production Designer: William J. Creber

Film Editor: Carl Kress

Original Music: Ian Fraser

Written by Bryan Forbes from a novel by Brian Garfield

Produced
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Hell in the Pacific

Class-act director John Boorman continues to mix genre grit with European-flavored art cinema, and the result is another winner. Toshiro Mifune and Lee Marvin fight a miniature two-man war when they’re marooned together on the same tiny island. Boorman’s strong direction and Conrad Hall’s knockout cinematography insure a maximum visual impact; it’s great filmmaking all around.

Hell in the Pacific

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Kl Studio Classics

1968 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 103 min. / Street Date June 27, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune

Cinematography: Conrad Hall

Art Direction: Anthony Pratt, Masao Yamazaki

Film Editor: Thomas Stanford

Original Music: Lalo Schifrin

Written by Alexander Jacobs, Eric Bercovici story by Reuben Bercovitch

Produced by Reuben Bercovitch, Henry G. Saperstein, Selig J. Seligman

Directed by John Boorman

Former TV director and producer John Boorman barely survived a first feature with the Dave Clark Five, imitating Richard Lester’s success with the Beatles.
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National Film Registry Adds 25 Titles For 2016

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The National Film Registry has added 25 more titles to their list of  film classics that will ensure they are preserved for generations to come.  As usual, it's an appropriately eclectic mix of titles spanning from the silent era to recent years and includes some admirably quirky choices. Among them: Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" and John Boorman's "Point Blank". Click here for more (and the full list.)
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Exclusive Interview: James Watkins for ‘The Take’

After the enormous success of the movie version of The Woman In Black, director James Watkins returns to our screens with The Take. Set in modern-day Paris, it follows a ruthless CIA agent Sean Briar (Idris Elba) and young pickpocket Michael Mason (Richard Madden) as they are brought together in pursuit of a terrorist group.

Question: Was attracted you to The Take? Was it the chance to do something opposite to The Woman In Black?

James Watkins: I didn’t do it just for that reason but it certainly was an attraction. I guess you come to projects for lots of reasons. One is, hopefully, story. I liked the Hitchcockian set-up of the story; the wrong man gets the bag that is the catalyst for all the events, in a North By Northwest sort of a way – that double-chase structure you have in a Hitchcock film, where they’re
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