Foresight Unlimited has completed a multi-territory deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions on the eve of the Cannes Film Market for the legendary music entrepreneur biopic, ‘Spinning Gold,’ starring Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actor/musician Justin Timberlake. The film is set to start shooting early next year.
Neil Bogart, a legendary music business entrepreneur, is credited with discovering, launching and nurturing the careers of a generation of music superstars during the 60’s and 70’s including Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, KISS, Parliament-Funkadelic, Donna Summer and The Village People among many others. Featuring some of the most iconic music of the era, the story tells “the rags-to-riches story of a poor kid from Brooklyn who went on to become the man who defined the pop music culture of his time.” Neil Bogart died prematurely in 1982 at age 39. ‘Spinning Gold’ is written by Bogart’s son, Timothy Scott Bogart, who developed the script with Justin Timberlake.
Heat Vision hear that Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine are in discussions to join Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and James Corden in Disney and Rob Marshall’s big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, ‘Into the Woods.’ Corden - who won a Tony last year for his work in Broadway’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ - has been cast in the lead role of the married bread maker who longs for a baby after a spell of barrenness is placed on his wife by the witch next door (Streep). Depp will play the story’s lascivious Wolf, while sources say that Gyllenhaal and Pine would play the musical’s two princes, Cinderella’s Prince and Rapunzel’s Prince, brothers who are pompous and self-absorbed. If Gyllenhaal and Pine do join, ‘Into The Woods’ would mark their first on-screen singing roles.
The musical revolved around a childless baker and his wife who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters. Production on ‘Into the Woods’ commences in London in September. David Krane (Chicago, Nine) is working on the music for the film, while James Lapine penned the script, based on his book for the musical. John DeLuca, who previously produced Rob Marshall’s ‘Chicago’ and ‘Nine,’ will serve as producer on ‘Into the Woods.’
The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled this first official still from Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups,’ featuring Natalie Portman and Christian Bale walking on the beach. FilmNation is showing footage of the auteur’s latest film to foreign investors during the Cannes Film Festival. The film’s tightly guarded plot is said to be about celebrities and excess. ‘Knight of Cups’ is currently in post production.
‘Knight Of Cups’ is one of two films the acclaimed director filmed back-to-back in 2012. As a massive Terrence Malick fan, it feels slightly bizarre – yet thoroughly thumbs-up worthy – that he filmed two movies last year. Since his debut film in 1973, ‘Badlands,’ the filmmaker has only made five other movies: ‘Days Of Heaven,’ ‘The Thin Red Line,’ ‘The New World,’ ‘The Tree of Life’ and ‘To The Wonder.’ The likes of Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Natalie Portman, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Justin Wheelon, and Jason Clarke all filmed scenes for ‘Knight of Cups.’ Expect more news soon.
Director James Mangold has took to his Twitter account to post this new image from ‘The Wolverine,’ featuring Hugh Jackman and Hiroyuki Sanada on the set. Mangold captioned the image with the following: “Hiro Sanada and HJ rehearse clash of claws and blades. Hiro is a truly great actor, martial artist and friend.”
Alongside Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida, Tao Okamoto as Mariko, Brian Tee as Norubo Mori, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper. Scheduled for release on July 26th, ‘The Wolverine’ is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Knight and Day), while the script is by ‘The Usual Suspects’ scribe Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback.
With the release of ‘Fast & Furious 6’ fast approaching, Universal Pictures has unleashed this North American TV spot for the film. Following the financial and critical success of the previous film in the franchise, ‘Fast Five,’ more adrenaline filled action, car racing shenanigans and manly
pouts scowls were always going to be heading our way. In ‘Fast & Furious 6,’ Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) enlists the aid of Dom (Vin Diesel) and his team to help bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost.
Directed by Justin Lin, ‘Fast & Furious 6′ stars Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner, Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Sung Kang as Han, Gal Gadot as Gisele Harabo, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker, Luke Evans as Owen Shaw, Joe Taslim as Jah, Elsa Pataky as Elena Neves, and Gina Carano as Riley. ‘Fast & Furious 6′ has been scheduled for release on May 17th in the UK and May 24th in the US. The synopsis for the film can be read after the “ride or die” TV spot.
Heat Vision are reporting that RZA has joined ‘Brick Mansions,’ EuropaCorp and Relativity Media’s English-language remake of Luc Besson’s French action movie ‘District B13.’ RZA, the Wu-Tang Clan front man-turned-actor/director, has come aboard to play the villain opposite Paul Walker in the film. RZA, who last year made his directorial debut with ‘The Man with the Iron Fists,’ is coming off a turn as the Blind Master in ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation.’
The script for ‘Brick Mansions’ sees Paul Walker play an undercover cop who is tasked with going into a tenement named Brick Mansions in order to disarm a neutron bomb that is ticking down. RZA will play the formidable drug warlord in the community who is in possession of the bomb. The movie is currently shooting in Montreal. Camille Delamarre is directing ‘Brick Mansions.’