Jake Gyllenhaal & Daniel Espinoza Reteaming For ‘The Anarchists Vs. ISIS’
Daniel Espinosa is getting back in business with his Life star Jake Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhall and Riva Marker’s Ninestories and Bold Film have optioned rights to Seth Harp's Rolling Stone article "The Anarchists Vs ISIS" to adapt into a movie. Gyllenhall is expected to star.
Espinoza will also produce via his newly formed BOZI shingle alongside Gyllenhaal and Marker and Bold Films chairman Michel Litvak. Bold’s CEO Gary Michael Walters will executive produce.
Sony’s sci-fi… Read
‘Wakefield’ Acquired By IFC Films For May Release
IFC Films has acquired Wakefield, the Robin Swicord-directed pic based on the E.L. Doctorow short story that stars Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. The film, which bowed at Telluride in the fall, will hit theaters beginning May 19 in New York, with a VOD date set for May 26.
Cranston plays successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield who takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage… Read
Fox Searchlight Lands Robert Redford & Casey Affleck Starrer ‘The Old Man And The Gun’
EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight is closing a deal for distribution rights in the U.S., Canada and UK to The Old Man And The Gun, the David Lowery-directed drama that teams Robert Redford and Casey Affleck. Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tiki Sumpter and Isiah Whitlock are also set and Tom Waits and Elizabeth Moss are negotiating to join a film that begins shooting April 3 in Cincinnati. Redford plays the title character in a film based on the true story that originated in a 2003 N… Read
Producer Dylan Clark Joining Matt Reeves On ‘Batman’?
EXCLUSIVE: While Dylan Clark is figuring out the next iteration of the Universal-based producing shingle Bluegrass after his partner Scott Stuber left to run the feature film division of Netflix, I hear there is also another big movie gig in his future: Batman for Warner Bros and DC. After working so closely with Matt Reeves as producer on 2014’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and the upcoming War For The Planet Of The Apes that Fox opens July 14, I’m hearing that Clark… Read
Kristen Wiig In Negotiations To Star In ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette?’
EXCLUSIVE: Kristen Wiig is in negotiations to star in Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go Bernadette? Annapurna and Nina Jacobson’s Color Force are producing. The drama follows a once famous Los Angeles architect-turned-recluse who disappears, prompting her techie husband and her 15 year-old daughter Bee to go on a quest to find her. It is expected to go before the cameras this summer.
The character that Wiig will play is the neighbor Audrey, an uptight and intense mother… Read
Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele & Oprah Winfrey On Produced By Conference Roster
The Produced By Conference set for June 10-11 in Los Angeles unveiled its first set sessions for its ninth edition, with La La Land‘s Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle, Get Out‘s Jordan Peele, and a discussion with Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay among the highlights.
The PGA-sponsored event will take place on the 20th Century Fox lot in Century City.
Among the headlining sessions announced today are 360 Profile: 21 Laps Entertainment with company Founder Shawn Levy… Read
‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Redband Trailer: Grieving Mom Frances McDormand Vs. Local Cop Woody Harrelson
Exactly what can one say on a billboard? A lot less than can be said in a redband trailer, apparently. Here’s the first extended look at Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy with a title to kill for — or, judging by the punches tossed, kill over. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell in the tale of a woman whose daughter is murdered and whose frustration with local police boils over when the crime remains unsolved… Read
Andrew Dice Clay In Negotiations To Join ‘A Star Is Born’ In Key Role
EXCLUSIVE: The Diceman cometh. Andrew Dice Clay, whose acting prowess was on display in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and HBO’s Vinyl, is in negotiations to play the coveted role of Lorenzo in Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born. The role is known to be significant and considered the comic relief in Warner Bros’ remake; Clay will portray Lady Gaga’s “very Italian” father in what’s said to be a scene-stealing role.
A Star Is Born is about a singer (Lady Gaga) who falls in love… Read
Tika Sumpter Joins Casey Affleck In ‘The Old Man And The Gun’
EXCLUSIVE: Tika Sumpter, who starred as Michelle Obama in Southside With You, has been cast in David Lowery's The Old Man And The Gun, co-starring opposite Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford, who is attached to produce.
Based on a 2003 New Yorker article by David Grann, the pic follows Forrest Tucker (Redford), an outlaw with 18 successful prison breaks and a lifetime of bank robberies to his name. Affleck plays a detective who becomes captivated… Read
‘Beauty And The Beast’ Brings Global Box Office To $462M Through Wednesday
Disney’s Beauty And The Beast took its first bow in France yesterday, grossing $1.3 million ($1.8M including previews). The No. 1 start is the second best of 2017, behind only Fifty Shades Darker. It was more than double that of both Cinderella and Maleficent, and slightly down on the debut of The Jungle Book during Easter holidays last year.
The movie’s international box office through Wednesday is $244.3M for a global cume of $461.9M and on the way to $500M by week's… Read
Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories Lands First Book: ‘The House On Langley Lake’
EXCLUSIVE: Bruna Papandrea, whose Pacific Standard production partnership with Reese Witherspoon yielded the HBO series Big Little Lies and the films Gone Girl and Wild, has made the first acquisition under her newly launched solo shingle. Made Up Stories has optioned Elizabeth Klehforth's debut novel The House On Langley Lake. The book, going out to publishers this week, is described as a compulsively readable debut that probes the depths of dangerous friendships and… Read
Maika Monroe & Jeremy Allen White To Star In ‘Shotgun’ Helmed By Hannah Marks & Joey Power
EXCLUSIVE: Maika Monroe and Jeremy Allen White have been set to star in Shotgun, a romantic drama/offbeat comedy indie film that was written and will be directed by Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency co-star Hannah Marks and Joey Power in their feature directorial debuts. Yale Productions’ Jordan Yale Levine will produce with Jordan Beckerman, Michael J. Rothstein, Ash Christian and WYSJ Media’s Sean Glover. WYSJ’s Wei Wang is executive producer.
The pic centers on… Read