Universal has attached Pierre Morel, who directed Liam Neeson’s surprise action hit Taken, to helm the film Pursuit, based on the early career of conflict photographer Jason Howe, according to Variety. While Howe’s recent work has been in Iraq, a large part of his early career was spent in South American countries, including Chile, Nicaragua, … More
Five Minutes of Heaven tells the story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen’s older brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two men.
Hilary Swank stars as the title character of Amelia, a look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937, while attempting to make a flight around the world. Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Virginia Madsen, Christopher Eccleston and Mia Wasikowska also star in the … More
Columbia Pictures is in talks with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button director David Fincher to helm The Social Network from a script by Aaron Sorkin, which revolves around the formation of Facebook, according to Variety. The film will focus on the evolution of Facebook from its 2004 creation in the dorms of Harvard by … More
Telstar is a music-laced biographical drama revolving around Joe Meek, a flamboyant, gay, tone deaf, songwriter-producer behind the ’60s hits Have I the Right, Johnny, Remember Me, and others. Telstar will be in U.K. theaters on June 19, 2009.
The life and times of Frank Sinatra are coming to the big screen, in a long overdue biopic, to be directed by fellow Italian-American Martin Scorsese, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Universal has purchased a script by Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) that’s aptly titled Sinatra. The deal comes after years of negotiations with … More
DreamWorks is developing a biopic on civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. for the big screen, according to Variety. Steven Spielberg, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones will produce. The DreamWorks project marks the first film to be authorized by the King estate and gives producers the right to utilize King’s intellectual property – … More
April Showers, the semi-autobiographical Columbine High School-themed independent feature film, written and directed by Columbine survivor Andrew Robinson, has set records via its unique distribution model on both iTunes and Indieflix. On Tuesday, May 5th, the film became the #1 most downloaded independent film in the country on iTunes, and #65 overall – on the … More
Principal photography has begun on Alcon Entertainment’s The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates and newcomer Quinton Aaron. Filming started on April 17 on location in Atlanta, Georgia, under the direction of John Lee Hancock (The Rookie). Hancock also adapted the screenplay from the best-selling book by Michael Lewis, The Blind Side: … More
Here’s a review of the new Jamie Foxx/Robert Downey Jr. film The Soloist, by long-time contributor Sir Charles Maye. Ok, so this is pretty tricky. This review is kinda like Lindsay Lohan – it goes both ways, so bear with me. The Soloist is about homeless, Julliard-trained cellist/violinist Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx) who’s suffering from … More
A MIghty Heart is based on Mariane Pearl’s account of the riveting and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl’s life and death. Director Michael Winterbottom crafts a film that captivates, intrigues, saddens and angers us, even though we know the outcome of events before watching.
MGM and the Farrelly brothers are close to casting The Three Stooges film, according to Variety. Sean Penn is already attached to play “Larry” Fine, and the studio is negotiating with Jim Carrey to play Curly, and with Benicio Del Toro to play “Moe” Howard. According to the report, Carrey is already making plans to … More
Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway is attached to star as iconic performer Judy Garland in the film and stage adaptations of Gerald Clarke’s biography Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland, which The Weinstein Company has optioned the film and stage rights. The announcement was made today by TWC co-chief Harvey Weinstein. Get Happy is … More
Steve McQueen directs Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Helena Bereen, Larry Cowan, Liam Cunningham, Dennis McCambridge, Liam McMahon, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Rory Mullen and Lalor Roddy, in the U.K. drama Hunger. Hunger revolves around the last six weeks of the life of Irish Republican activist Bobby Sands, who held a prison hunger strike, in an … More
Whatever the fuck make the people laugh – say that shit. Do the people laugh when you say what you say? Do you get paid? Tell Bill I said have a Coke and a smile and shut the fuck up! Eddie Murphy impersonating Richard Pryor in Raw According to EW, writer/director Bill Condon – who … More
Producers Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters are developing a Steve McQueen biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The team have acquired rights to the Marshall Terrill’s biography Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel. The new film will primarily focus on McQueen’s Hollywood career, which began in 1956 when the Indiana native got his break … More
Who is Alexander Supertramp? He is a mythological figure who brought enlightenment to all he touched. Who is Alexander Supertramp? He walked among us and synthesized his pain into energy. Who is Alexander Supertramp? Christopher McCandless asked himself that same question everyday. The film Into the Wild is so amazingly brilliant, I was left asking … More
Variety reports that Forest Whitaker will direct and star in the film What a Wonderful World, a biopic on musician Louis Armstrong. Paris-based Legende, the company behind La Vie en rose, is producing the film, alongside Edward R. Pressman, and Oscar Cohen, executive of the Armstrong estate and the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation. Ron Bass … More
Below is the trailer for the new Gus Van Sant film, Milk, which looks like a moving biography of the life of California’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk (played by Sean Penn), who was assassinated, along with Mayor George Moscone, by San Francisco Supervisor Dan White (played by Josh Brolin). Milk will be … More