This user hasn't shared any biographical information
Posts by admin
After recently acquiring the film at Sundance for a hefty $7 million, Open Road Films have just penciled in Rick Famuyiwa’s (The Wood, Brown Sugar) ‘Dope’ for a June 12th release date. Starring Shameik Moore, Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, A$AP Rocky and Tyga, the film is described as a coming-of-age story about geeks growing up in Inglewood, California, trying to avoid gangs, drugs, and crime. Significant Productions’ Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitvale Station) produced the film, which features original music by Pharrell Williams, who’s also executive producing.
Director J.C. Chandor Exits Mark Wahlberg-Starring ‘Deepwater Horizon’; Pete Berg In Talks To Replace
Well, this is a massive let down. According to Deadline, director J.C. Chadnor (All Is Lost, A Most Violent Year) has departed ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ the Summit Entertainment film detailing the true-story account of the devastating 2010 BP oil spill. The outlet add that Chandor left due to creative differences, and now the studio are eyeing Pete Berg to replace Chandor and re-team with his ‘Lone Survivor’ star Mark Wahlberg on the film.
Led by Wahlberg, the film is based on the true-life story of the 2010 BP oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez. ‘Deepwater Horizon’ is based on the New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour”, written by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul. The film chronicles the “courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.” ‘Deepwater Horizon’ opens on September 30th, 2016.
Jamie Foxx & Michelle Monaghan To Lead ‘Sleepless Night’ (The Reinvention Of The French Film ‘Nuit Blanche’)
Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx and Golden Globe-nominee Michelle Monaghan will star in ‘Sleepless Night,’ an action thriller that will be directed by Baran Bo Odar. ‘Sleepless Night’ is the story of Vincent Downs (Foxx), a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop. When gangsters kidnap his son as ransom for a shipment of cocaine he stole, Downs races to save his son’s life without getting caught by Internal Affairs and before the mobsters discover that he’s actually lost the goods. Monaghan plays officer Jennifer Bryant, an Internal Affairs agent investigating Downs who ultimately has to decide which side of the law he’s on.
The screenplay was written by Andrea Berloff (‘World Trade Center,’ the upcoming ‘Straight Outta Compton’). Sleepless Night is a reinvention of the French film ‘Nuit Blanche,’ directed by Frédéric Jardin, and written by Jardin, Olivier Fox and Nicolas Saada.
From 20th Century Fox comes this latest behind-the-scenes feaurette for Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ which is out now in the UK and will open on February 13th in the US. In ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ which is based on the comicbook created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, Colin Firth plays a James Bond-like superspy who works for MI6 and takes his slacker nephew under his wing. He mentors his nephew Gary (Taron Egerton) in tradecraft in the hopes that Gary can change and become an MI6 agent. The likes of Michael Caine, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella, Mark Strong and Samuel L. Jackson also star.
Deadline bring word that Australian actress and supermodel Abbey Lee is set to take a leading role opposite Elle Fanning in ‘The Neon Demon,’ the upcoming horror/thriller from Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Bronson). Lee, who will next be seen in ‘Mad Max: Road Fury,’ will play a “cool ringleader of a maniacal group of models”. Fanning will play an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise
Described as a horror tale with a young female-led cast, Nicolas Winding Refn – who co-wrote the screenplay with newcomer Mary Laws – has had the following to say about the film’s origins: “One morning I woke and realized I was both surrounded and dominated by women. Strangely, a sudden urge was planted in me to make a horror film about vicious beauty. After making ‘Drive’ and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of ‘The Neon Demon.’ This movie is a manifestation of the strong ties between us and will lead to many more adventures.”
First Trailer For The ‘Madame Bovary’ Adaptation – Starring Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti…
The first trailer has arrived online from the Mia Wasikowska-led adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s 1856 classic, ‘Madame Bovary.’ Co-starring Ezra Miller, Rhys Ifans, Paul Giamatti, Logan Marshall-Green, Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Laura Carmichael, the film is directed by Sophie Barthes from an adapted screenplay by Felipe Marino. The story follows Emma (Wasikowska), who has always dreamt of a finer life than the one she has on her father’s pig farm. Marrying Mr. Charles Bovary would make this possible. Feeling trapped, Emma seeks solace with other men, including a passionate kindred spirit named Leon (Miller) and a wealthy nobleman, the Marquis (Marshall-Green). A series of affairs and the temptation of living above her means lead Emma down a dark path. Look out for ‘Madame Bovary’ later this year.