‘The Gift’: Patrick Stewart, Katie Holmes & Giancarlo Esposito Wrapping In Montreal
Patrick Stewart, Katie Holmes and Giancarlo Esposito are starring in The Gift, the Claude Lalonde-helmed drama penned by philosophy teacher and first-time screenwriter Louis Godbout. Production is just wrapping in Montreal.
Nicolas Comeau of 1976 Productions is producing in collaboration with Anne Walser of C-Films.
The plot centers on a famous pianist (Stewart) at the twilight of his career who returns to the stage after a long absence and finds himself struggling with a… Read
‘Shot Caller’ Review: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Plays A Game Of Survival In Gripping Prison Drama
With Game of Thrones having just returned to HBO with new episodes this week, all eyes are on the man who plays Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, a fine actor who has landed another current project also definitely worth checking out. In the new film Shot Caller, which had its world premiere at the LA Film Festival and now is debuting on DirecTV’s premium service before getting a theatrical and VOD run starting August 18, Coster-Waldau could not be more different from his G… Read
Blumhouse & Todd McFarlane Team For ‘Spawn’ Movie – Comic-Con
Todd McFarlane, creator of the comic-book character Spawn, is partnering via his McFarlane Films banner with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse to bring the antihero back to the big screen. While it’s not news there’s going to be a Spawn movie (McFarlane has been counting down this Comic-Con announcement on his social channels), the fact that Blumhouse is behind it is.
The first Spawn movie starring Michael Jai White was released by New Line in 1997 and grossed $87.8M at the… Read
From ‘Fauda’s Assaf Bernstein On ‘Rose Madder’ To ‘The Shining’ Onstage: What’s Behind Stephen King’s Hollywood Renaissance?
EXCLUSIVE: On Comic-Con's opening night, the must-see movie footage was New Line Cinema's It, a buzz film the studio is so bullish on that it has practically green-lit the sequel being written right now. When Paramount is out pitching agencies on films it hope will turn its fortunes, a new Lorenzo di Bonaventura-produced Pet Sematary is high on the list. As buzz builds toward Sony's August 4 release of The Dark Tower, the movie’s backers are all ready to go out with a… Read
‘Dunkirk’ To See Weekend Victory Of $55M+; ‘Girls Trip’ Hot At $27M+; ‘Valerian’ Falling To Earth With $16M
UPDATE, Friday, 12:47 PM: Warner Bros’ Dunkirk is poised to overperform as originally expected off its great word of mouth and film reviews. Industry estimates see the film landing between $19.5 million-$22 million today with three-day box office total of $55M-plus. That figure beats both the three-day ($47.5M) and five-day ($49.7M) of Christopher Nolan’s previous movie Interstellar. That sci-fi-think film cost $165M before P&A and was in the black with more than $47M-plus… Read
Nicole Ari Parker To Star In Indie Comedy ‘Headshop’
EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Ari Parker has signed on to topline Headshop, an indie comedy from writer and director Kim Bass. Evan Ross, Arden Myrin, and Roger Cross round out the cast in the film, which is currently shooting in Los Angles.
Parker stars as Dr. Latrice Monroe, a therapist who, after a devastating loss, tries to reconnect to her roots by opening her new office in a neighborhood that's very resistant to her services. As her new neighbors slowly open up, they… Read
Kevin Spacey To Play Gore Vidal In Netflix Biopic
Kevin Spacey is set to play celebrated American writer Gore Vidal in an upcoming Netflix original biopic titled Gore.
Michael Hoffman, who directed 2009's The Last Station starring Helen Mirren and James McAvoy, will direct the 1980s-set film with UK producer Andy Paterson (The Railway Man, Girl With A Pearl Earring) producing. The film is shooting in Italy.
Vidal had a love affair with Italy, spending large periods of time in Rome in the early 1960s and later between the… Read
‘Rebel In The Rye’ Trailer: Holden Caulfield Gets His Bookish Moment
As literary declarations go, “Holden Caulfield deserves an entire book” sounds like one of the safer bets, but as this trailer for IFC Films’ upcoming Rebel in the Rye suggests, the sentiment wasn’t exactly a universal one when the young, untried author J.D. Salinger began his road to a masterpiece.
Rebel in the Rye, directed by Danny Strong and starring Nicholas Hoult as Salinger, chronicles The Catcher in the Rye author’s literary beginnings and the inspirations behind… Read
Jenny Slate Dials Up ‘Landline’; Music Box Calls ‘The Midwife’ – Specialty B.O. Preview
Amazon Studios/Magnolia Pictures' Landline with Jenny Slate, Edie Falco and John Turturro is one of the Specialty titles going out this weekend against big tickets like Dunkirk and Girls Trip. Music Box Films' The Midwife starring Catherine Deneuve opens stateside following a successful run in France, and Oscilloscope's documentary Santoalla, about a strange disappearance in rural Spain, and Shudder thriller Kuso, the directorial debut of DJ, producer and rapper Flying… Read
Comic-Con: Noah Hawley Developing ‘Doctor Doom’ Movie For Fox
At the very end of the Legion panel at Comic-Con, showrunner Noah Hawley broke the news that he is developing a Doctor Doom film at Fox. This expands Hawley’s involvement in the comic book universe as he takes on a movie about of the biggest villain in the Marvel universe.
Not much information was given about the movie, considering that Hawley mentioned it at the very tail end of the panel, but filmgoers might best remember the character of Doctor Doom (aka Victor Von… Read
‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan Makes A Film About War That Hitchcock Would Have Loved
If Alfred Hitchcock were alive and still making films, Dunkirk is a movie he might have made, even if in his lifetime he didn’t tackle what turns out to be a surprisingly stirring tale of pure survival in war. The telling of the Dunkirk evacuation of eventually about 300,000 soldiers in the spring of 1940 has provided a challenge met with great success for writer-director Christopher Nolan. It retains the scale of some of his larger films such as the Dark Knight series, In… Read
‘Death Note’ Director Adam Wingard Considers President Donald Trump A Supervillain – Comic-Con
The conceit of the Netflix movie Death Note is that someone in possession of an evil book can write a person’s name down in it, and watch them meet their fate. At the Comic-Con Hall H panel for the film this afternoon as part of Netflix’s presentation, director Adam Wingard wasn’t asked by fans who he’d like to include in a Death Note if he owned one, rather what supervillain scares him the most.
Without blinking an eye, Wingard exclaimed, “The president of the United… Read