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Live By Night: Casting News

– by ELI COLON –

Even though Ben Affleck is busy shooting “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” he’s still moving forward with his next directorial endeavor, an adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel “Live By Night.”

Deadline is reporting Affleck has recruited Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Elle Fanning to star in the film, which is set during the Prohibition Era of the 1920s. The story follows Joe Coughlin, a Boston police captain’s son as he gets tempted away from the law to the life of crime. He gets caught up in the escalating world of organized crime.


Three Images from By the Sea

– by ELI COLON – Right in the middle of this past summer, we learned Angelina Jolie would direct her husband Brad Pitt in her third turn as director with an intimate drama entitled “By the Sea.” This marks the first time Jolie has starred in a film with Pitt that she’s also directing, not […][...]

Interstellar: New Poster

– by ELI COLON – Empire has unveiled a new poster for Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated sci-fi drama “Interstellar.” The film revolves around a group of explorers who make use of a newly-discovered wormhole “to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.” This latest poser is […][...]

Bond 24 will begin filming Dec. 6, 2014

– by ELI COLON – Having gone through another relatively long gap between 007 films, many James Bond fans (including yours truly) have been waiting patiently for any hint of production news in regards to “Bond 24.” Back in June, we reported production on the next James Bond installment was delayed a few months due […][...]

Albert Brooks joins football concussion film

– by ELI COLON – The developing, currently untitled football concussion drama starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin is slowly rounding up a cast. The film, from producer Ridley Scott and director/writer Peter Landesman, is based on the GQ article “Game Brain” from Oct. 2009, and will follow Dr. Bennet Omalu (Smith), the forensic neuropathologist […][...]

Cymbeline: First Trailer and Clip

– by ELI COLON – Writer/director Michael Almereyda and actor Ethan Hawke have already tackled Shakespeare before with the 2000 contemporary adaptation of “Hamlet,” and now they’re re-teaming for more in “Cymbeline.” And after debuting at Venice Film Festival recently, an official trailer and clip of the film have surfaced online. Presented with the same […][...]

Review: The Green Prince

– by RON WILKINSON – It is unusual, but not unheard of, for a young Palestinian to be recruited by Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence machine to provide inside information on Hamas. So there is little amazing in the 2010 ABC News story that Mosab Hassan Yousef, “The Green Prince,” worked for Shin Bet from 1997 […][...]

Playing It Cool: Trailer

– by ELI COLON – Following the trailer for Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s reunion in “Serena” (see it HERE), yet another film that was shot in 2012, but has sat on a shelf for a couple years, has a trailer that has surfaced online. “Playing It Cool” (formerly called “A Many Splintered Thing”) marks […][...]

Richard Linklater casts leads for next film

– by ELI COLON – Filmmaker Richard Linklater is indeed planning on directing a baseball-themed film called “That’s What I’m Talking About,” which is a “spiritual sequel” to “Dazed and Confused.” Linklater has been discussing the college-set project for years now, and coming off the massive success of “Boyhood” (and after dropping out of “The […][...]

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