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Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’ Set For May 2014 – Starring Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson & Amanda Seyfried
Universal Pictures has formalized a deal to co-finance with Media Rights Capital and distribute worldwide Seth MacFarlane’s western comedy, ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West.’ Furthermore, the studio has set a May 30th, 2014 release date for the film. MacFarlane directs, produces and co-wrote ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’ and he plays sheep farmer Albert alongside a cast that includes Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris.
The film is described as a Blazing Saddles-style comedy that follows a cowardly sheep farmer (Seth MacFarlane) who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) leave him for another man. When a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage. But when her outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. A May production start is being eyed for ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West.’
First Trailer For ‘The Butler’ – Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Liam Neeson & Terrence Howard
The Weinstein Company has unveiled this first trailer for Lee Daniels’ (Precious) upcoming historical drama, ‘The Butler.’ Danny Strong wrote the script with Daniels based on Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about Allen, ”A Butler Well Served by This Election.” Eugene Allen started at the White House as a “pantry man” in 1952, when blacks weren’t allowed to use public restrooms in his native Virginia. He ended up serving eight presidents and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made, from the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement to the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Allen is portrayed in the film by Forest Whitaker.
Forest Whitaker is joined in ‘The Butler’ by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Alex Pettyfer, David Oyelowo, Liam Neeson, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Aml Ameen, Nelsan Ellis, Yaya DaCosta, Terrance Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz and Liev Schreiber. The music for ‘The Butler’ is being composed by Quincy Jones. The film arrives in cinemas later this year.
Animated Movie ‘The Nut Job’ Set For January 2014 – Featuring The Voices Of Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl & Will Arnett
Open Road Films send word that they’ve acquired all US distribution rights to the 3D animated family film ‘The Nut Job,’ and set January 17th, 2014 as the release date. Featuring the voice talents of Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Lang, Sarah Gadon and Jeff Dunham, ‘The Nut Job’ is described as “an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.”
Directed by Peter Lepeniotis from a screenplay by Lorne Cameron and Lepeniotis, ‘The Nut Job’ is produced by Graham Moloy and WK Jung. Executive producers are Mike Karz and Bill Bindley of Gulfstream Pictures, Jay Ahn, Daniel Woo, Hong Kim and Tom Yoon. The Nut Job is a collaboration between ToonBox Entertainment, Redrover Co., Ltd. and Gulfstream Pictures. The film is based on director/co-writer Peter Lepeniotis’ 2005 short film Surly Squirrel.
Heat Vision are reporting Sarah Silverman is in negotiations to join the western comedy, ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West.’ If a deal is made, Silverman would join Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Liam Neeson and Seth MacFarlane, who is starring in, directing and co-writing the Western comedy.
The film is described as a Blazing Saddles-style comedy that follows a cowardly sheep farmer (Seth MacFarlane) who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) leave him for another man. When a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage. But when her outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
Cross Creek Pictures and Exclusive Media send word that principal photography has begun in New York on ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones,’ the new crime thriller starring Oscar-winner Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List, Taken). Joining the cast are Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), Ruth Wilson (“Luther”, Anna Karenina), Boyd Holbrook (The Host, Milk), David Harbour (Snitch, End of Watch), Mark Consuelos (“American Horror Story”), and recording artist/US X Factor (season 1) fan favorite, Astro.
An ex-NYPD cop and recovering alcoholic haunted by regrets, Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) has a lot to make up for. When a series of kidnappings targeting the wives of drug dealers escalates to grisly murder, Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) and his brother (Boyd Holbrook) hunt the two men down and bring them to bloody justice. An unlicensed private detective, Matt gets help from his former colleague (Ruth Wilson) and a homeless 17 year-old artist, TJ (Astro.) Operating just outside the law to track down the monsters responsible, Scudder stops just short of becoming one himself.
Heat Vision reveal that Joel Kinnaman is in final talks to join Liam Neeson in the Jaume Collet-Serra helmed action-film, ‘Run All Night.’ Collet-Serra teamed with Neeson for ‘Unknown’ and the forthcoming ‘Non-Stop.’ Kinnaman is coming off a starring turn in MGM’s remake of ‘RoboCop,’which wrapped shooting earlier this year. He is reprising his breakout role as a police detective for the third season of AMC’s thriller, ‘The Killing.’
In ‘Run All Night,’ Liam Neeson would play a mob hitman who, in a single night, is forced to take on his former boss. The guy has to protect his son and family, and winds up on the run from the mob and the authorities with his estranged son. Joel Kinnaman will play the son who, as a chauffeur, witnesses a murder and needs to be eliminated. Brad Ingelsby penned the screenplay. Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment is producing along with Brooklyn Weaver, and John Middleton is executive producer.