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Film Review: 1970s Caper Film in Enjoyable ‘Finding Steve McQueen’

Chicago – The “caper” film, Aka the heist film, is one of the old reliable genres in the movies, and usually involves a gang of mismatched thieves. “Finding Steve McQueen” goes all the way back to the 1970s to spotlight a based-on-truth burglary that involves Tricky Dick himself, President Richard M. Nixon.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The gang is led by the underrated character actor William Fichtner (probably best known as the gun-waving astronaut in ‘Armageddon”), who depends on a dim-but-reliable car enthusiast played by Travis Fimmel, whose story is the focus of the film. The title is a reference to the Fimmel character’s love for the King of Cool, movie star Steve McQueen, and many of the film’s incidences either alludes to or directly comments upon McQueen’s films. Director Mark Steven Johnson (“Ghost Rider”) also does some fancy timeline jumping, as the film begins in 1980, but tells the story of
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Film Review: ‘Finding Steve McQueen’

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Film Review: ‘Finding Steve McQueen’
Finding Steve McQueen” is a ramshackle indie heist drama that has a little bit (but not much) to do with Steve McQueen. The film’s central figure, a green-behind-the-ears thief named Harry Barber (Travis Fimmel), idolizes the squinty star of “Bullitt,” for all the reasons one might have back in 1972, when most of the movie is set. McQueen was then at the height of his popularity, but his star cachet, going back to films like “The Great Escape” and “The Cincinnati Kid,” predated the counterculture, and that was the mark of his mystique. In a New Hollywood overrun with shaggy idols like Warren Beatty and Elliott Gould, McQueen, with his baby-faced scowl, was the last neo-’50s maverick romantic stud, a guy too square to be hip and, for that reason, too hip to be square.

Bullitt,” the movie that launched a thousand car chases, was the rubber-meets-the-road apex of the McQueen swagger,
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L.A. Readers: Win Free Tickets to Our ‘Finding Steve McQueen’ Screening and Q&A [Updated]

Updated: We landed a few more people for the Q&A. New list below. I’ve got a few questions for you. Are you a fan of seeing movies before they’re in theaters? Will you be in the Los Angeles area March 11th? And, finally, would you like to see Travis Fimmel, Rachael Taylor, William Fichtner, Rhys Coiro, Louis Lombardi, Jake Weary, and director Mark Steven Johnson participate in a Q&A for their new movie, Finding Steve McQueen? If you answered yes to these questions I’m about to make you very happy. On March 11th …
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‘Finding Steve McQueen’ Trailer: It’s Like ‘Baby Driver’, But With Richard Nixon

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‘Finding Steve McQueen’ Trailer: It’s Like ‘Baby Driver’, But With Richard Nixon
The fast-paced, somewhat goofy Finding Steve McQueen trailer makes this heist comedy look like a weird hybrid of Baby Driver, The Old Man and the Gun and The Nice Guys. Except…it doesn’t look as good as any of those films. But any movie with William Fichtner can’t be all bad! Despite the title, this doesn’t have anything to do with […]

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‘Finding Steve McQueen’ Trailer Takes You Into One of History’s Biggest Heists

Momentum Pictures has released the trailer for Finding Steve McQueen, a heist comedy from director Mark Steven Johnson that dives into of the most ridiculous, yet little-known robberies in United States history. Vikings star Travis Fimmel stars as getaway driver Harry James Barber, who—along with a crew of fellow thieves from Youngstown, Ohio—tried to steal millions in under-the-counter campaign contributions from Richard Nixon's illegal fund. The film also stars Rachael …
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Travis Fimmel in First Trailer for Crime Film 'Finding Steve McQueen'

"That's when it all started to go sideways." Momentum Pictures has debuted an official trailer for a crime comedy titled Finding Steve McQueen, a new film directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Not to be confused with the biopic film about actor Steve McQueen, titled Chasing Bullitt, this film is about some thieves from Ohio and it doesn't really involve the iconic actor. Set in 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves based in Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon's secret fund. All based on a true story, of course. Travis Fimmel (from Warcraft) stars, along with Rachael Taylor, William Fichtner, Forest Whitaker, Lily Rabe, Jake Weary, Rhys Coiro, and Louis Lombardi. This really looks quite boring. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Mark Steven Johnson's Finding Steve McQueen, from YouTube: When an unlikely gang of thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to
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Heist thriller Finding Steve McQueen gets a trailer and poster

Ahead of its release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for director Mark Steven Johnson’s upcoming heist thriller Finding Steve McQueen. The film is based on the true story of a group of thieves, who in 1972 planned to steal millions of dollars from Richard Nixon’s secret fund, and features a cast that includes Travis Fimmel, Rachael Taylor, Forest Whitaker, William Fitchner, Lily Rabe, and Jake Weary; check them out here….

Based on a true story of the biggest bank heist in Us history. In 1972 a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon’s secret fund.

Finding Steve McQueen is set for release on March 15th.

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Raised by Wolves: Cast, Story and Details for TNT Ridley Scott Sci-Fi Series

Joseph Baxter Mar 18, 2019

TNT is moving forward with series Raised by Wolves, an interplanetary TV series developed by Ridley Scott.

TNT is boosting its lineup of genre television with the help of the legendary Ridley Scott for a TV offering called Raised by Wolves. The drama-driven Turner cable channel – which announced a creative partnership with Scott back in May 2017 – officially gave the other-planet-set TV project a straight-to-series order last fall.

The show is the creation of Aaron Guzikowski, writer of director Denis Villeneuve’s acclaimed Hugh Jackman/Jake Gyllenhaal crime drama, Prisoners, Jason Momoa TV series The Red Road and the Rami Malek-starring remake of Papillon. Indeed, Guzikowski will serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner. Scott serves as an executive producer via Scott Free alongside David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan, and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner and Robyn Meisinger.

Raised by Wolves will take place on a mysterious
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Rosalind Ross Set To Script Pirate Tale ‘Black Sam’ For Identity Films, Hyperion & Sea Change Media

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Exclusive: Identity Films, Hyperion Media Group and Sea Change Media set Black List writer Rosalind Ross to script Black Sam, the true-life story of vigilante pirate Samuel Bellamy. Casey Affleck will produce under his Sea Change Media banner, along with Anthony Mastromauro for Identity Films and Hyperion’s Michael Mailis. Sea Change’s head of development and production, Whitaker Lader, will be exec producer.

Black Sam is the true story of Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy, an impoverished colonist turned pirate who waged a year-long war against British oppression in the early 18th century. Dubbed “Sam the Good,” Bellamy was considered the Robin Hood of pirates; he ruled his fleet democratically, freed slaves, and stole from wealthy, British merchants to give to the poor. Despite his short career, Sam remains the wealthiest pirate in recorded history.

Ross scripted the WWII drama Destroyer, which Mel Gibson will direct, and Barbie and Ruth
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Film News Roundup: Amy Adams’ Thriller ‘Woman in the Window’ Set for 2019 Release

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Film News Roundup: Amy Adams’ Thriller ‘Woman in the Window’ Set for 2019 Release
In today’s film news roundup, Amy Adams’ “The Woman in the Window” is dated, Jim Gaffigan’s comedy special gets a theatrical release and Andrea Iervolino gets an award.

Release Dates

Fox has given an awards-season release date of Oct. 4, 2019 to Amy Adams’ psychological thriller “The Woman In The Window,” with Joe Wright directing.

Tracy Letts wrote the screenplay with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing. “The Woman in the Window” is based on A.J. Finn’s best-selling novel, which debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remains the biggest-selling adult fiction title of 2018.

The story centers on a woman who’s a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine, watching old movies, recalling happier times and spying on her neighbors.

Adams has been nominated for five Academy Awards for best supporting actress for “Junebug
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Cornerstone, X Filme, Joel Michaels to Remake Horror ‘The Changeling’

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Cornerstone Films and German production company X Filme are teaming up with producer Joel Michaels on a remake of Michaels’ 1980 supernatural horror “The Changeling,” Cornerstone announced Wednesday in Cannes.

The film marks the first joint film production under the partnership between German’s Beta Cinema and Cornerstone, which was announced in February when Beta bought a minority stake in the London and L.A. based international sales company. The two company’s are partnering to produce, finance, distribute and sell distinctive, commercially driven English-language features for contemporary audiences. Beta acquired a strategic stake in X Filme in February last year. Cornerstone was set up in April 2015 by Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder (pictured).

Mark Steven Johnson will write and direct the update of “The Changeling,” which follows a musician who returns to his childhood home following the death of his young daughter where, after a series of terrifying events, he
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Ambi Media Group Launching Blockchain Platform TaTaTu

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Ambi Media Group Launching Blockchain Platform TaTaTu
Ambi Media Group co-founder and CEO Andrea Iervolino is launching TaTaTu, a blockchain-based platform intertwining social media activity with entertainment viewing.

TaTaTu rewards users to watch movies, television episodes and other forms of content. Users receive additional rewards from their friends’ viewing by offering digital tokens for views generated both by themselves and

from their friends. The token will reward users and allow advertisers to pay for advertising on the platform.

Ambi made the announcement Monday, the day before the opening of the Cannes Film Festival.

The company said the TaTaTu platform allows users to invite their friends via their social media to join, watch and create videos that can be shared with friends, chat with other members, and share the content they like. Select titles from the Ambi Media Group library will be among the first content offerings through TaTaTu.

“Social networks and entertainment platforms are making huge profit
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Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey to star in Saboteur Media's Cannes-bound 'Danger Close' (exclusive)

Saboteur Media handles sales. Australian production to commence principal photography this month.

Travis Fimmel and Luke Bracey will star in Vietnam War film Danger Close, one of the marquee titles on a New York-based Saboteur Media slate that president of distribution Mark Lindsay will introduce in Cannes next week.

Richard Roxburgh and Daniel Webber also star in the Australian production that Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) will direct from a screenplay by Stuart Beattie.

Danger Close chronicles the events of August 18 1966 in south Vietnam, where for three-and-a-half hours in torrential rain a largely inexperienced company of Australian and New Zealand soldiers
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Valley of Bones: Rhys Coiro Talks About Playing a Good Guy and Being in the Badlands

The Badlands can be a very dangerous place nowadays.

Rhys Coiro stars in this intense thriller Valley of Bones about a paleontologist discovering a T-rex bone in the Badlands of North Dakota. She enlists the help of a recovering meth addict, but eventually their shady pasts caught up with them.

The film also stars Autumn Reeser, Steven Molony, Mason Mahay, Alexandra Billings, Bill Smitrovich and Mark Margolis. It is directed by Dan Glaser.

Lrm got a chance to sit-down to speak with Rhys Coiro one-on-one in Los Angeles about his role in Valley of Bones. He plays the brother to Autumn Reeser’s character in the film. It was a refreshing role, in which he was known playing bad boys or bad guys for most of his career. He also discussed about North Dakota film production, which is a rarity for any films to be produced there due to distance,
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Film Acquisitions Rundown: Sony Picks Up Tom Hanks’ ‘Greyhound,’ Lionsgate Acquires ‘Rally Car’ and More

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Film Acquisitions Rundown: Sony Picks Up Tom Hanks’ ‘Greyhound,’ Lionsgate Acquires ‘Rally Car’ and More
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

-Sony Pictures is acquiring the worldwide rights to “Greyhound,” the World War II drama written by Tom Hanks, Deadline reports. Hanks will also star in the film, which will be directed by Aaron Schneider (“Get Low”), and produce with his Playtone partner Gary Goetzman.

In the film, Hanks plays George Krause, the commander of a Navy destroyer called the Greyhound. Sony acquired the rights to the film at the Berlin International Film Festival’s European Film Market.

Read More: Shia Labeouf, Rooney Mara and More: 10 Hot Projects at Berlin’s European Film Market

-Lionsgate has acquired U.S. rights to action film “Rally Car,” starring Keanu Reeves. The film will be directed by Olivier Megaton (“Taken 2,
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Open Road Acquires U.S. Rights to Heist Movie ‘Finding Steve McQueen’ (Forest Whitaker Co-Stars)

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the heist movie “Finding Steve McQueen,” directed by Mark Steven Johnson (“Ghost Rider,” “Daredevil,” “Elektra”) and staring Forest Whitaker, Travis Fimmel (“Warcraft,” “Vikings”), William Fichtner (“The Dark Night,” “Armageddon”) and… Continue Reading →
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Open Road to go wide in Us on Travis Fimmel, Forest Whitaker heist movie

Open Road to go wide in Us on Travis Fimmel, Forest Whitaker heist movie
Finding Steve McQueen is being sold at the Efm by Ambi.

Open Road Films has acquired Us distribution rights to heist film Finding Steve McQueen, directed by Mark Steven Johnson (Ghost Rider, Daredevil).

The cast includes Vikings star Travis Fimmel, Forest Whitaker, William Fichtner and Rachael Taylor.

Open Road is set to release the film wide in 2018 for Ambi Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Media Group, which is handling international sales and will introduce the project to foreign distributors at the Efm in Berlin.

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by CEO Tom Ortenberg, chief operating officer and general counsel, Elliott Kleinberg and svp acquisitions, Lejo Pet and by Andrea Iervolino , Silvio Muraglia and Joseph Cohen on behalf of Ambi Media Group and Paradox Studios.

The film is based on a true story about the biggest bank heist in American history, when a gang
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Open Road Acquires ‘Finding Steve McQueen’ — Berlin

Open Road Acquires ‘Finding Steve McQueen’ — Berlin
Open Road has picked up U.S. rights to heist movie Finding Steve McQueen, directed by Mark Steven Johnson and starring Travis Fimmel, Forest Whitaker, William Fichtner and Rachael Taylor. The deal was announced as the European Film Market gets underway in Berlin. Open Road is planning a wide release in 2018. The movie is based on the true story of the biggest bank heist in U.S. history. In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio, attempted to steal $30M…
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