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Shea Whigham, Bruce Dern & Zach Avery Board Metalwork Pictures’ Neo-Noir Thriller ‘The Gateway’

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Shea Whigham, Bruce Dern & Zach Avery Board Metalwork Pictures’ Neo-Noir Thriller ‘The Gateway’
Exclusive: Shea Whigham, two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern and Zach Avery have joined The Gateway alongside previously announced Olivia Munn. Emmy Award nominee Michele Civetta is attached to direct. Andrew Levitas will produce under his Metalwork Pictures banner alongside Stephen Israel.

The Gateway follows Parker (Whigham), a downtrodden social worker in the grips of alcoholism, assigned to the care of the daughter of single mother, Dahlia (Munn), in this neo-noir thriller. When husband Mike (Avery) is released early from prison and sweeps his family back into a world of crime after a failed drug bust, Parker intervenes blurring the lines between professional obligations and personal desires. Outmatched and outgunned, Parker must turn to the father (Dern) who abandoned him as a child to seek redemption and to help protect the only family he’s ever known.

Whigham recently appeared in Adam McKay’s Vice starring Christian Bale
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Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton cast in drama ‘Good Joe Bell’

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Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton have been cast in ‘Monsters and Men’ helmer, Reinaldo Marcus Green’s drama ‘Good Joe Bell’.

Based on a true story, Wahlberg is set to play real-life Oregonian father Joe Bell, who sets out on a walk across the United States with his son, Jadin, who will be played by Reid Miller.

Co-written by the Oscar-winning duo behind ‘Brokeback MountainDiana Ossana and Larry McMurtry, the film will also be produced by Wahlberg. Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker, via their Nine Stories banner, Cary Fukunaga of Parliament Of Owls, Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold, Eva Maria Daniels of Vision Chaos, Ryan Ahrens of Argent Pictures, and Stephen Levinson will also produce.

Also in the news – John Goodman and Billy Crystal to reprise roles on ‘Monster Inc’ series

Filming will begin next week in Utah.

Wahlberg was last seen in ‘Instant Family’ alongside Rose Byrne
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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s True-Life Drama ‘Good Joe Bell’

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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s True-Life Drama ‘Good Joe Bell’
Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton will star alongside up-and-coming actor Reid Miller in Reinaldo Marcus Green new film “Good Joe Bell,” written by Academy Award-winning “Brokeback Mountain” scribes Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry.

“Good Joe Bell” tells the true story of Oregonian father Joe Bell (Wahlberg) who sets out on a walk across America with his son, Jadin (Miller).

The film is Green’s follow-up to “Monsters and Men,” his feature film directorial debut that was released last year.

Also Read: Mark Wahlberg's 'Six Billion Dollar Man' Taken Off Release Schedule

Production on the “Good Joe Bell” is set to begin April 15 in Utah.

Producers on the film include: Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold, Riva Marker and Jake Gyllenhaal of Nine Stories, Eva Maria Daniels of Vision Chaos, Cary Fukunaga of Parliament of Owls, Ryan Ahrens of Argent Pictures (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Wahlberg, and Stephen Levinson.

Argent Pictures and Hercules Film Fund
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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in ‘Good Joe Bell’ From ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Scribes (Exclusive)

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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in ‘Good Joe Bell’ From ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Scribes (Exclusive)
Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton and Reid Miller are set to star in “Monsters and Men” helmer Reinaldo Marcus Green’s drama “Good Joe Bell,” from “Brokeback Mountain” screenwriters Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry.

Wahlberg will play real-life Oregonian father Joe Bell, who sets out on a walk across the United States with his son, Jadin (Miller). Production is set to start on April 15 in Utah.

Producers on the pic are Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold, Riva Marker and Jake Gyllenhaal of Nine Stories, Eva Maria Daniels of Vision Chaos, Cary Fukunaga of Parliament Of Owls, Ryan Ahrens of Argent Pictures, as well as Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson.

Argent Pictures and Hercules Film Fund are co-financing the film, with Argent Pictures’ Jill Ahrens, Ben Renzo, Tony Parker, Derick Brooks, Michael Finley and Drew Brees executive producing. Ossana and McMurtry will also executive produce. Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti
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Claire Denis’ Surreal ‘High Life’ Leads Indie Box Office

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Claire Denis’ Surreal ‘High Life’ Leads Indie Box Office
It was a strong early April weekend for A24 at the indie box office, as Claire Denis’ surreal sci-fi film “High Life” opened on four screens in New York and Los Angeles and earned the top per screen average with $25,007.

The film stars Robert Pattinson as a man lost in space who must find a way to survive with his daughter after the ship’s inhabitants mysteriously disappear. Juliette Binoche and Andre Benjamin also star, with Denis directing from a script she co-wrote with Jean-Pol Fargeau and Geoff Cox. “High Life” has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 89%.

Also Read: 'Shazam!' Surges to $53 Million Box Office Opening

Also adding to A24’s strong weekend was the continued success of “Gloria Bell,” which added $390,000 in its fifth weekend to cross the $5 million mark.

The other big indie release this weekend was Amazon Studios’ “Peterloo,” which grossed $30,426 from three screens for an
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See 'The Mustang' Through Fandango and Support Wild Horses

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In The Mustang, Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts) is a violent convict who has been given the opportunity to join a rehabilitation therapy program in which participants train wild horses. Connie Britton, Gideon Adlon and Bruce Dern also star in the stirring drama. To give thanks to moviegoers seeing The Mustang between April 1 – April 7, Focus Features will support Return to Freedom with a donation. Return to Freedom is an organization that "is dedicated to preserving the...

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“High Flying Bird” and “Us”: The Best Of The First Quarter Of 2019

Somehow, March is about to end. Ladies and gentlemen, as I seem to find myself saying around this point each and every single year…time really does fly. Believe it or not, we’re now a full three months into the 2018 movie calendar, which means we’re literally a quarter of the way through the film slate for the year. Wow. Just…wow. That got me thinking about what the best of the bunch so far this year has been, as I’m prone to do around this time each year. Since now is around the time when the film slate begins to transition into summer releases and counter programming independent fare ramps up, I thought it was the perfect time to praise the best of 2019 so far. Basically, anything that hit screens between January 1st and March 31st will be up for grabs here for my personal honors. Once again,
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The Mustang – Review

The Mustang is an impressive indie prison drama marking the directional debut of French actress Laure De Clermont. It tells a moving story based on a real program involving inmates and wild horses.

The Mustang is the story of Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts), an inmate at a Nevada State prison and a man of few words. Not only does his bald and hulking physique make for a threatening presence, his terse and brooding disposition adds to his menace. He’s a heavily-tattooed caged brute doing stints in and out of solitary confinement. His crime isn’t revealed until near the film’s end but it’s hinted that his beastly exterior masks a deep anguish. His relationship with his pregnant daughter Martha (Gideon Adlon), who visits, is strained, and he even loses his temper when she comes to ask him to sign some papers. She wants to make a better
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The Mustang Review: A Powerful Story of Redemption

The Mustang Review: A Powerful Story of Redemption
The Mustang is a simple, but powerful film about hope and redemption. In a cinema landscape cluttered with big budget CGI spectacles, a troubled man's connection with an untamed horse is a hidden gem. Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts is unrecognizable as a hardened prisoner. He delivers a quiet performance with moments of tense explosiveness. The Mustang is the feature length debut from French actress and screenwriter Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Kudos to this European tandem for telling a uniquely American story.

The Mustang begins with the U.S. government corralling a herd of wild horses. They are packed unto trucks and shipped to a Nevada prison. A program places the unbroken horses under the supervised care of felons. They have twelve weeks to train the animals for sale at auction. The lucky ones survive and are put to work. The rebellious scragglers are euthanized.

Matthias Schoenaerts stars as Roman Coleman, a
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‘The Spy’ Producer Legende Tees Up Three New Drama Series (Exclusive)

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After delivering the Netflix original series “The Spy” with Sacha Baron Cohen, Alain Goldman’s Paris-based company, Legende, is on track to produce three more premium drama series: Yehonatan Indursky’s “Shtetl,” Olivier Dahan and Frédéric Krivine’s “Les Enfants du Paradis” (working title), and “Ulysse.”

“Les Enfants du Paradis” is being developed by Krivine, the creative force behind the long-running series “Un Village Francais,” and will explore the lives of artists, including Coco Chanel, Arletty and Jean Gabin, during the Nazi occupation of France. Dahan, the director of the Marion Cotillard-starrer “La Vie en Rose,” is attached to co-write and helm the series.

“‘Les Enfants du Paradis’ will shed light on the world of artists during World War II when Paris was occupied by the Germans, and will be backed by meticulous research as we’ll aim to stick to what happened during those years and portray the artists as they were.
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Jason Mitchell on Overcoming His Fear of Horses for ‘The Mustang’ and ‘The Chi’ Season 2

From writer/director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre and executive producer Robert Redford, the drama The Mustang tells the story of convict Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a man struggling to come to terms with his violent past. While locked up in a rural Nevada prison, he is required to participate in a state-mandated social rehabilitation program that pairs inmates with wild horses for training, in the hopes that maybe he’ll also be able to rediscovery his own humanity. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actor Jason Mitchell (who plays Henry, a fellow inmate and experienced horse …
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‘Hotel Mumbai’ Earns Solid Opening at Indie Box Office

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‘Hotel Mumbai’ Earns Solid Opening at Indie Box Office
While Jordan Peele’s “Us” had the new release slat mostly to itself this weekend, the limited release front did see the release of Bleecker Street’s “Hotel Mumbai,” the true story thriller about the 2008 attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.

Released on four screens in New York and Los Angeles, the film grossed $86,492 for a solid per screen average of $21,623, the best average for any release this weekend. Directed by Anthony Maras and starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer, the movie was filmed two years ago and was originally set to be released by The Weinstein Company, but was picked up by Bleecker Street after TWC declared bankruptcy. It has a 73 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Also Read: Jordan Peele's 'Us' Breaks Original Horror Film Record With $70 Million Opening

Also releasing this weekend was “Sunset,” László Nemes’ follow-up to his 2016 Best Foreign Language Oscar winner “Son of Saul.
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‘Hotel Mumbai’ Best Among New Specialized Releases as ‘Gloria Bell’ Reaches Top 10

Gloria Bell” shows some traction and enough heft to reach the Top Ten in its third weekend, and “Apollo 11” continues to grow, but overall the top adult-audience specialized titles see mixed results. This weekend’s releases also includes “Hotel Mumbai” which, like last week’s “The Mustang” and “The Aftermath,” will see wide national releases with hopes of some crossover success. The reality is limited openings with openings similar to “Hotel Mumbai” and others usually don’t break out beyond a modest level.

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Hotel Mumbai (Bleecker Street) – Metacritic: 61; Festivals include: Toronto 2018

$86,492 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $21,623

This recreation of the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai’s most famous hotel got the highest theater placement in New York and Los Angeles. Starring Dev Patel, it received mildly favorable reviews. It is expanding quickly, with a limited initial run in contrast to Bleecker Street’s kidnapping thriller “Beirut” last year,
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Movie Review – The Mustang (2019)

The Mustang, 2019.

Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.

Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Gideon Adlon, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Josh Stewart, and Connie Britton.

Synopsis:

While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.

One of the many great storytelling decisions within The Mustang is that the family drama is kept to a minimum in order to maintain focus on the numerous parallels between inmates undergoing rehabilitation and untamed captive animals. However, when there are correctional facility visits from Roman Coleman’s (Matthias Schoenaerts) hurting and pregnant daughter Martha, they don’t just resonate and expand on the unfolding narrative, they directly confront the viewer with a complicated question that is absolutely vital to the current times, and that is, even if Roman is
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‘The Act’ Review: Hulu’s Very Strange True Story Gets a Weird Enough TV Treatment

‘The Act’ Review: Hulu’s Very Strange True Story Gets a Weird Enough TV Treatment
Patricia Arquette is out to single-handedly destroy “Sharp Objects.” Not only did the Oscar-winning actress steer Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” to a Golden Globe that could’ve belonged to Amy Adams, but now she’s playing a mentally deranged mother who poisons her daughter in order to keep the abused teen dependent on her. Plus, Arquette’s creepy new Hulu limited series has the benefit of being true — take that, Adora.

In all seriousness, “The Act” isn’t much like “Sharp Objects,” in tone or quality. Though Gillian Flynn’s adaptation will face off against both Arquette miniseries at this year’s Emmys, the latest isn’t as meticulously edited, captured, or performed as HBO’s outstanding modern gothic mystery, and it’s not trying to be. While last year’s summer sensation was an addictive, dense slice of cherry pie — with an interwoven lattice topping purposefully shaped for
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In Its Ninth Year, Arte Careyes Film Festival Promotes Rising Latin American Talent

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In Its Ninth Year, Arte Careyes Film Festival Promotes Rising Latin American Talent
Careyes, Mexico, a strip of bohemian, palm tree-laden paradise perched along a remote strip of the Pacific coast, is the sort of place creative types dream about, with balmy ocean breezes, bright blue skies and a network of surrounding villages lined with cobblestone walkways and the sound of tropical birds chirping overhead. Arte Careyes, a film and arts festival designed to blend in with the area’s emphasis on nature, ecotourism and a laid-back Latin American vibe, kicks off its 9th year March 20-24, luring a crowd of some 250 filmmakers, photographers and musicians with a desire to slow things down and luxuriate in the town’s unique mystical and awe-inspiring qualities.

“Arte Careyes is a celebration of Mexico and that is always what has been for us the most important thing,” says fest founder Fillipo Brignone, whose father, Italian banker Gian Franco Brignone, spotted Careyes while flying overhead in 1968 and
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‘Knife + Heart’ Film Review: Gay Porn Murder Story Pays Tribute to Exploitation Cinema

It’s become a time-honored tradition. Every year, Cannes tends to run a spiky provocation towards the end of its 12-day run. Think of it as a foolproof way to give fading festivalgoers one last lift, to let them barrel to the close on a burst of perverse energy.

At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, the honor went to Yann Gonzalez’s “Knife + Heart,” a lascivious giallo about a tight-knit clan of gay pornographers and the rubber-masked assassin out to kill them, set in the seediest corners of Paris in the late ’70s (the film is now hitting U.S. cinemas).

Vanessa Paradis stars as Anne, the booze-swilling, heartbroken leader of the pack. As much a creative force of nature as she is a troublesome romantic partner, Anne fuels the detritus of her romantic life into her art — and the fact that her art takes shape as seedy 16mm blue movies
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Exclusive Interview: Matthias Schoenaerts, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre & Jason Mitchell on taming The Mustang

Writer / Director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre and Matthias Schoenaerts and Jason Mitchell are interviewed by DaniElle DeLaite for their movie The Mustang.

The director talks about the real life Mustang programme, and how the animal therapy in prisons takes in all kinds of language and connection, teaching trust, respect and intuition. She talks about the discovery of the self evident during her research for the film, and why she wanted to tell this specific story.

Matthias Schoenaerts tells us about filming a very important scene, a wordless moment of connection between his character and the titular mustang. It is a dissection of a perfect moment of elemental harmony, and how the cast, animal and crew surrended to that particular moment .Jason Mitchell opens up about the darkness at the heart of the characters, and how the dynamics collided to open up new possibilities for storytelling.

Here’s the interview:

Plot:

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Director Jon Stewart’s ‘Irresistible’ With Steve Carell Lands at Focus Features

Director Jon Stewart’s ‘Irresistible’ With Steve Carell Lands at Focus Features
“Irresistible,” a new political comedy which is being directed by Jon Stewart and stars Steve Carell, has landed at Focus Features, the studio announced Tuesday.

Focus will partner with Plan B Entertainment to produce and distribute “Irresistible,” a comedy set during a political campaign.

Chris Cooper also joins the previously announced cast of Carell and Rose Byrne. Stewart will also produce alongside Plan B Entertainment.

Also Read: Jon Stewart Admits He Should've Taken Donald Trump's Presidential Candidacy More Seriously (Video)

“In the age of fake news, Jon Stewart continues to be the real deal. He’s been making us laugh at the bipartisan commitment to bending the truth for years, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with him and Plan B as Jon brings his signature wit to the big screen with the incredibly versatile talents of Steve, Rose, and Chris,” Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said in a statement.
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'Captain Marvel' stays top in North America, zips past $250m

Pantelion’s No Manches Frida 2 debuts at number six.

Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson soared past $200m in its second session, adding an estimated $69.3m to leave new openers Wonder Park and Five Feet Apart in its wake.

The Marvel Studios tentpole has reached $266.2m in North America and $760m worldwide. Only 20 films have crossed $200m in North America in less time, and only 19 have been faster to the $250m mark.

Jordan Peele’s SXSW hit Us will pose a challenge this week, although even if its slides down the order, Captain Marvel will hit $300m by next weekend.

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