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Tate Taylor To Direct The USS Indianapolis Movie For Robert Downey Jr & Warner Bros

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Warner Bros. Pictures are moving forward on a big screen take on the harrowing true tale of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (which was famously recounted by Robert Shaw in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’). ‘The Help’ and ‘Get On Up’ director Tate Taylor has signed on to helm, while Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey remain attached to produce the still-untitled film through their Team Downey imprint. It is still unknown whether Downey will star as well.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, which left its crew members floating in shark-infested waters for five days. Set in 1996, the film tells the true story of 11-year-old Hunter Scott, who needed a project with which to compete in a National History Day Contest. He watched ‘Jaws’ and came away inspired and researched how the warship got sunk by torpedoes on its return voyage from delivering the Hiroshima bomb. Because the mission was secret, the crew floated for five days, easy pickings for the giant sharks that swam the waters. The youth learned how ship captain Charles McVay was unjustly court-martialed. He set out to find the truth behind the worst U.S. Naval disaster in history. What he discovered was that the only proper designation was a hero, for McVay’s actions under horrible duress and unimaginable carnage.

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Cheeky Poster For Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted 2′ – Starring Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson…

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With the film’s first trailer set to arrive online this Thursday, Universal Pictures have unveiled the first poster for ‘Ted 2,’ which has Seth MacFarlane back writing, directing and voicing the titular teddy bear. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and ‘Ted’ co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the R-Rated comedy sequel also stars Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Dennis Haysbert, Jessica Barth and Liam Neeson. ‘Ted 2′ hits the big screen on June 26th.