The Weinstein Company has debuted this new collection of character posters for writer/director Theodore Melfi’s much buzzed about ‘St. Vincent.’ Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Kimberly Quinn and Scott Adsit star in the comedic drama, which is about a young boy (Jaeden Lieberher) who finds an unlikely friend and mentor in Murray’s character, St. Vincent de Van Nuys, a misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door. The film opens in the US on October 24th and in the UK from December 5th.
Maggie (McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.
Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way production banner are partnering with Kevin McCormick’s Langley Park to pick up the movie rights to ‘American Wolf’, a much buzzed about book proposal by Nate Blakeslee. ‘American Wolf’, which just sold to Crown publishing, tells the story of O-Six, who in some circles was the world’s most famous wild animal. The female alpha wolf was collared and tracked by researchers at Yellowstone National Park, gaining a huge following from not only scientists but the public as well. She was shot by a hunter in 2012 just outside the park’s boundaries, one year after the species was removed from the endangered list.
Back in July, it was first reported that Dwayne Johnson was set to produce and star in Universal’s adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s (the “Bourne” series) book ‘The Janson Directive’. Johnson has today confirmed that he’s starring in the film, while Academy Award-winner Akiva Goldsman will pen the script. The 2002 novel follows a former consular ops agent who, after leaving covert operations due to the high number of sanctioned serial killings, goes into business as private security consultant. Teamed with a sharpshooter, Janson only takes assignments that he believes will lead to helping those in need.
The synopsis for the book is as follows: When billionaire philanthropist Peter Novak is kidnapped by a terrorist known as The Caliph, it’s up to Paul Janson—a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations—to save him. But Janson’s rescue operation goes horribly wrong…and soon Janson is marked for death, the target of a “beyond salvage” order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own…
Following a long delay due to a much documented script leak (and some legal wranglings owing to said leak), Quentin Tarantino recently confirmed that he will be making ‘The Hateful Eight’ his next film. And with that being the case, The Denver Post today send word that Tarantino will be bringing ‘The Hateful Eight’ to Colorado this December. Budgeted at $44 million, Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ would be the most significant production undertaken in the state since the 1969 classic ‘True Grit’ was shot there. Colorado film commissioner Donald Zuckerman revealed, “The whole movie’s going to be shot here, exteriors and interiors. They’re going to build it on a ranch.”
The good people over at Variety have set loose this first image from the upcoming sci-fi romance ‘Equals,’ which is directed by Drake Doremus (Breathe In, Like Crazy) and led by Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult. From a script by Nathan Parker’s (Moon), the film us futuristic love story set in a society where emotions have been eradicated. Stewart and Hoult will play the film’s young couple rebelling against their society. The in-depth synopsis for ‘Equals’ is as follows.
Equals tells the story of Silas (Hoult) who lives in a future society called The Collective. The inhabitants of this modern world are a new breed of humans called Equals. Equals are peaceful, calm, fair, and polite and life in The Collective is perfect; there is no greed, no poverty, no violence, and no emotion. But a new disease is threatening everyone: SOS, or Switched-On-Syndrome, is activating in its victims everything they thought they’d escaped: depression, sensitivity, fear, love but once a person is overtaken with SOS, they are sent away to The Den, and never seen again.
Ahead of the film’s January 9th release date, this new French poster has arrived online from ‘Taken 3.’ The likes of Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Forest Whitaker star in the film, which sees ‘Taken 2′ helmer Olivier Megaton back in the director’s chair. Plot details are currently under-wraps, yet Neeson has said the following about Bryan Mills’ latest escapade, “I have to go on the run, I’ll put it that way, from the not-so-lawful types and the lawful authorities. Bryan Mills served his country faithfully, but now even they are after him. They must not like me.”