Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale Teaming Up For The Adaptation Of Michael Lewis’ ‘The Big Short’
Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are teaming up to star in financial drama ‘The Big Short,’ which is based on ‘Moneyball’ author Michael Lewis’ bestseller ‘The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.’ Adam McKay is adapting the script for the big screen and will direct, while Paramount and Pitt’s production company Plan B are backing the film.
The synopsis for the book is as follows: “From the author of ‘Liar’s Poker,’ Michael Lewis’s international bestseller ‘The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine’ is the extraordinary true story of the men who made millions from global economic meltdown. From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, ‘The Big Short’ tells the outrageous story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system – and made a killing.”
‘Gone Girl’ Team Of David Fincher, Gillian Flynn & Ben Affleck Looking To Remake Hitchcock’s ‘Strangers On A Train’
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. Pictures are looking to reunite the ‘Gone Girl’ team of director David Fincher, screenwriter/author Gillian Flynn and actor Ben Affleck to produce a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 thriller ‘Strangers on a Train.’ The film will be produced by Affleck under Pearl Street, the Warner Bros-based banner he runs with Matt Damon.
This version will be based on the Alfred Hitchcock adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, but it will be a modernized version of the story that might just be called ‘Strangers.’ The outlet write, “Affleck will play a variation of the role played by Farley Granger of a tennis pro who is bored with his marriage and wants to get divorced, but instead gets entwined with a wealthy socialite psycho who proposes the notion of exchanging murders. The twist here is a compelling one. Affleck will play a movie star–in the middle of a campaign for an Oscar during awards season–whose private plane breaks down and is given a ride to LA on another plane by a wealthy stranger.”
Hot of the heels of its “Best Original Song” win at the Golden Globes, the music video has arrived online for Common and John Legend’s “Glory”. Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma,’ my favorite film of 2014, is the story of the historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Out now in the US, ‘Selma’ opens on February 6th in the UK.
The film stars David Oyelowo as Dr Martin Luther King Jr., Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon Baines Johnson, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Andre Holland as Andrew Young, Omar J. Dorsey as James Orange, Alessandro Nivola as John Doar, Dylan Baker as J. Edgar Hoover, Giovanni Ribisi as Lee White, Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash, Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy, Stephen Root as Al Lingo, Jeremy Strong as James Reeb, Keith Stanfield as Jimmie Lee Jackson, Wendell Pierce as Hosea Williams, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Ledisi as Mahalia Jackson, Nigel Thatch as Malcolm X, Niecy Nash as Richie Jean Jackson, and Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper. Award-winning cinematographer Bradford Young shot the film.
Fan art by Wee Arts.
Earlier this month the long-rumored ‘Gambit’ X-Men movie – starring Channing Tatum – has been penciled in for an October 7th, 2016 release date. Although unconfirmed, I expect the Ragin’ Cajun will be teased in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ which opens on May 27th, 2016.
Set within the world of global cybercrime, Michael Mann’s ‘Blackhat’ follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom, ‘Blackhat’ opens on January 16th in the US and February 20th in the UK.
From Republic Records comes the cover art and the tracklisting for the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.’ The soundtrack includes 16 tracks from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Beyoncé, and Annie Lennox, as well as new and previously-unreleased material from The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Skylar Grey, Jessie Ware, and more. Those who pre-order the soundtrack digitally will receive an immediate download of “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” from The Weeknd and Sia’s “Salted Wound.” ‘The Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ will be available in stores and on all digital partners on February 10th.