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TriStar Pictures send word that Oscar-winner director Ang Lee will helm an adaptation of Ben Fountain’s acclaimed 2012 novel ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.’ Originally optioned by Film4, who will produce alongside Lee, Ink Factory’s Stephen and Simon Cornwell and Rhodri Thomas, Fountain’s novel has been adapted by Simon Beaufoy, another Oscar-winner for writing Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire.’
The film will tell the story of 19-year-old soldier Billy Lynn and his squad, who survive an Iraq battle that is captured by embedded news cameras, causing them to become celebrated as heroes. They are brought home by the US administration for a promotional tour that culminates at the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game in Texas, before they are returned to the war. Almost the entire movie takes place during the game, with flashes away to other events.
Director Fredrik Bond (Charlie Countryman) has departed ‘London Has Fallen,’ the sequel of the 2013 box office hit ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ due to creative differences. THR add that this “may be a result of the movie’s accelerated schedule and Bond only coming aboard in August. One insider said prep time was a factor.” The studio is already hard at work looking for a replacement and expects to announce a new helmer within the next 72 hours.
Gerard Butler will return for the sequel written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Christian Gudegast. The sequel begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. Aaron Eckhart returns as the U.S. president and Morgan Freeman is reprising his role as the U.S. House of Representatives.
The first trailer has arrived online for Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes,’ which is set for a December 25th release in the US and a December 26th bow in the UK. Starring Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman and Terence Stamp, the film is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane’s were actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions.
After being recently seen on the big screen as Koba in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ and having just wrapped ‘Fantastic Four’ – in which he plays the evil Doctor Doom, it looks as if Toby Kebbell is in line to play another antagonistic role. According to Variety, Kebbell – one of my favorite young actors working today – is in early talks to play Messala in Timur Bekmambetov’s new adaptation of the 1880 Lew Wallace novel ‘Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ,’ which in its time outsold every book but ‘The Bible’ until it was eclipsed by ‘Gone With The Wind.’ Next up for Kebbell is ‘Buddha’s Little Finger,’ Duncan Jones’ ‘Warcraft,’ the aforementioned ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot, and Juan Antonio Bayona’s adaptation of ‘A Monster Calls.’
A few months back, test footage “leaked” online for the long-in-development ‘Deadpool’ movie to much acclaim. Yet, since that footage hit the web, we hadn’t heard of any developments about the perpetually on/off project…. that is, until now, as 20th Century Fox have just penciled it in for a February 12th, 2016 release date – three months before ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ Ryan Reynolds is expected to star as Deadpool with director Tim Miller at the helm. The script is by Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) – if they’re still using that draft?
Astrid Berges-Frisbey To Play Guinevere In Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur’ Film; Joins Charlie Hunnam & Idris Elba
With ‘Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur’ set for a July 22nd, 2016 release, Warner Bros. Pictures and director/producer Guy Ritchie have reportedly set Astrid Berges-Frisbey (I Origins, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) to play Guinevere in the film. ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ star Charlie Hunnam is playing the title role of King Arthur in the film, and Idris Elba is set to play a Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur. The project is said to be a re-imagining of Arthurian legend, with the primary influence being Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur,” published in 1485.