Biographical film "The Drummer" of the drummer for the band The Beach Boys Dennis Wilson can not be considered an expensive Hollywood project, which, however, does not interfere with this independent film to gain a solid cast. Aaron Eckhart plays the main character, Vera Farmiga - participant of the group Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie. Also in the film will be occupied Chloe Grace Moretz and Rupert Grint.
Dennis Wilson was not only a drummer, but also the founder of The Beach Boys, which included brothers Brian and Carl Wilson and Mike Love's cousin. The group was formed at the suggestion of Dennis in August 1961 and immediately gained popularity due to the songs about surfing. Despite the fact that the image of the group was based on a California beach and surfing culture, from all the participants only Dennis is really surfed.
The Beach Boys influenced the formation of many musicians, including Elton John and Fleetwood Mac. As far as Dennis Wilson, his role in the group had not been a leading - sometimes Brian Wilson hired drummer to record albums. Dennis resigned to the situation, but eventually began to record solo projects. His only solo album Pacific Ocean Blue was released in 1977 and became a cult album a few years later, after the death of Dennis - he was drowned December 28, 1983, while in an intoxicated state.
Note that The Beach Boys drummer was familiar with Charles Manson, who in the late 1960s, was interested in music career. Manson and his commune "Family" often stayed in the house of drummer, who introduced Charles to the producer Terry Melcher. For some time he was interested in Manson's album, but ultimately refused. It was assumed that suppressed anger at the man who rejected his music, and resulted in the brutal murder of the wife of director Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate of her house guests, as Melcher once lived in it.
Star of movie "Kick Ass" and "Hugo" Chloe Moretz plays the daughter of Dennis Wilson, Jennifer. Jennifer Wilson, she is one of the producers of the film.
Rupert Grint, familiar audience for the franchise, "Harry Potter", won the role of Stan Shapiro, mail delivery man in the company of William Morris and a friend of Dennis in the last years of his life.
At the helm of "Drummer" is director Randall Miller, whose latest film "Bottle Shock" was released in 2008 (it starred Chris Pine and Alan Rickman). Filming will begin on June 15. The plot of "Drummer" will focus on the last six years of Dennis Wilson life.
Hollywood has long chosen to the biography of South African President Nelson Mandela, but came from the other side. Mandela appeared in "Invictus" and Clint Eastwood drama "Winnie" on the second wife of the president, but Nelson himself remained in the shadow. Perhaps the picture, directed by Justin Chadwick's "Long Walk to Freedom” will correct this mistake. Nelson Mandela could play Idris Elba, whereas the role of Winnie Mandela's got a new Bond girl Naomi Harris.
According to Screen Daily, a project Chadwick will be epic scope. The film will cover the full life of Nelson Mandela, including his imprisonment, which lasted 27 years. Winnie Nelson was the second wife of politician. They were married in the late '50s, when the famous Mandela has just started to gain momentum. Divorced his wife in 1996.
Earlier in film biography of Mandela undertook a variety of directors. In the nineties, Morgan Freeman could play the South African president in the film of Shekhar Kapur. In the end, Freeman has embodied this image from Clint Eastwood. Tom Hooper recently looked in the direction of Mandela biopic, but then came "The King’s speech” and director's career went in another direction. The history of relations between Nelson and Winnie is reflected in the Anglo-French TV movie "Mrs. Mandela", where the couple played by David Harewood politicians and Sophie Okonedo, but about the full meter Mandela has not yet been formed.
A few weeks ago it became known that the star of series "The Wire," Idris Elba is attributed to the role of Mandela in the project producer Anand Sinha. Recently, Singh drew a picture of the director staged "Another one of a kind Boleyn" Justin Chadwick, with whom he worked on the drama "The Pioneer".
The script for "Long Road to Freedom" written by William Nicholson, twice nominated for "Oscar" for scripts for the films "The Land of Shadows" and "Gladiator." He also had a hand in composing historical melodrama "First Knight" and worked on a sequel to "Elizabeth" called "Golden Age".
Today the company to Chadwick and Elbe was added British actress Naomi Harris. She played a witch Tiyu Dalma in "Pirates of the Caribbean" and is now removed in the 23th of the film 007. Harris also worked with Chadwick over the "Pioneer".
Actor Antonio Banderas will play the founder of cubism in the biographical drama "33 days" (33 dias) honored Spanish director Carlos Saura. In an interview with the Spanish edition of El Pais, he has hastened to declare that the image of the famous painter of his long-pursued. It is noteworthy that the actor was born in Malaga in the four blocks from the place where Picasso was born.
The plot of the Saura tape will be centered around just one episode in the life of the artist and talk about his emotional experiences while working on the painting "Guernica."
Massive anti-war message to the canvas was created by a master in 1937, commissioned by the Spanish government. "Guernica" was Picasso's response to the bombing of the eponymous town in the Basque country, arranged by volunteer unit of the Luftwaffe in the spring of that year, when the town within three hours had dropped several thousand shells, and about two thousand residents were under the rubble.
The artist, impressed by occurred, wrote his epic picture of a little more than a month, and work on the "Guernica" by Picasso helped to cope with personal crises. Subsequently, the sheet was taken and mixed public and critics. Some people treated him rather indifferently, or other thought, "Guernica," a propaganda document, or praised as "a terrible indictment of fascism and the Franco regime."
Biopic "33 days" will record not only the process of working on a painting by Pablo, but also focus on the relationship of the artist Dora Maar with a photographer, lover and muse of the master for nine years.
The script of the drama is written by producer Elias Kerehetoy by Carlos Saura with Louis-Charles Siryak. It is likely that the project as an operator to take part by Vittorio Storaro, who worked on the film "Apocalypse Now" and "Last Tango in Paris". He collaborated with Saura in six films.
Filming in French and Spanish will start next summer in Paris and in fact in Guernica. The project budget will be almost eight million dollars.
Previously, Saura had already turned to images of famous artists in his films. Thus, his drama "Goya in Bordeaux" tells the story of the last years of the famous Spanish painter and engraver. For Antonio Banderas the role of Picasso can also be not the last acting job of such plan: a star of "Skin, in which I live" is assigned to the project by Simon West on Salvador Dali.
Some time ago James Franco refused the role in the biographical drama "Lovelace" of Amanda Sayfred. Now the actor finally decided to appear as director and actor in the project "Squall". Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will play Franco's Playboy empire founder Hugh Hefner.
At first, James Franco offered the role of husband of Linda Chuck Traynor. It was he who pushed his wife in pornography almost at gunpoint. But the actor has too busy schedule, so it did not work, and the role went to Peter Sarsgaard.
However, the actor still found some time to devote to the project and now talks about the appearance in the film in the role of Hugh Hefner. It is expected that Franco will hold on the set one day.
Also in "Lovelace" will star Hank Azaria - he plays the director of "Deep Throat" Jerry Damiano. Damiano was proud that he managed to shoot a porno movie with a plot, characters and the normal sense of humor.
The star of "Sex and the City" Chris North and Bobby Cannavale of "Cops in a deep stock" investors will play a movie, deciding to invest in "Deep Throat". Linda's husband filmed the main distinctive feature of his wife.
Robert Patrick was a father of Linda. His hero at first like the son-in-law, but the dubious glory of Linda disappoints him.
In the role of Linda mother is Sharon Stone, best friend porn star reluctant to play Juno Temple, and her second husband - Wes Bentley.
Filming began in Los Angeles on December 20.
Daniel Radcliffe in all possible forces is trying to go away from the stereotypes associated with his stay in the role of magician Harry Potter. The actor starred in the horror "The Woman in Black", plays on Broadway, and now comes off as a beatnik poet Allen Ginsberg.
More recently, this role was played by James Franco in the drama "Howl." Ginsberg as a character has been appearing in various scenes from the seventies. Therefore a great variety of actors have played him - John Turturro, Hank Azaria, David Cross, Ron Livingston - but Ginsberg for the first time will be shown so young.
The founder of Beatles movement Allen Ginsberg took an interest in poetry in his youth, but at the insistence of the family was preparing to become a lawyer. During his youth he showed political activism, participating in political protests of different manifestations - from the Vietnam War to the fight against drugs.
Ginsberg adds spice to the history of the fact that the poet was an openly gay and has lived with his partner, writer Peter Orlowski, more than 30 years.
The project, which, according to the site Twitchfilm, will participate Radcliffe is called Kill Your Darlings. For the first time about it was announced in 2009 and auditioned for the lead role Jesse Eisenberg, Chris Evans and Ben Wishaw. Since then much water has flowed under the bridge, the actors have changed, so that the director-debutant John Krokidasu had to find a new hero.
In the independent film scripted by Austin Bunna actions will focus on the relations of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr. Who exactly will play the remaining characters, has not been announced.
Daniel Radcliffe, this year, has farewell to the Harry Potter franchise and eyeing the independent projects. In February of this year the actor has eyeing the role in the comedy "Amateur Photographer", but so far the fate of this film is foggy.
The third film of Tarsem Singh "Gods War: The Immortals" was launched recently at the box office, the fourth - "Mirror, mirror" – will be released in March of 2012, and the director looks for material already for the fifth project. It will be a steampunk Killing on Carnival Row, which in 2006 was going to shoot Guillermo del Toro.
Killing on Carnival Row - a curious detective noir in the style of Steampunk. Travis Beacham wrote it before he became one of the writers' of Clash of the Titans. But it is to cope with the script for the new film Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific rim."
Beecham story is a mixture of the spirit of Neil Gaiman's novels and Tea Mevillya. In a world populated by human beings, fairies and other magical creatures, there is a city Burgi, similar to Victorian London. There lives and works detective Raykroft Philostratus. He tracks down the vampire who is suspected of murdering his mistress-fairy. On the part of the story seems a standard investigation, but a world in which Beauchamp settled his characters stand out from all the existing cinema world.
Del Toro was going to shoot Killing on Carnival Row, but the director gave light to the continuation of "Hellboy," so that steampunk of Travis Beecham has orphaned. Once it was interested in Neil Jordan, but nothing came of it. And only now the project has director.
The film's producers, Anne and Arnold Kopelson worked on it from the very beginning, when the project was based on the studios New Line.
Tarsus offered a range of paintings, including the history of the Venetian traveler Marco Polo, but Killing on Carnival Row became a director priority. Filming is already scheduled for June next year and will be held in New Orleans. In the near future Tarsus begins casting.
In the November issue of The Hollywood Reporter creators and participants of the "J. Edgar" talk about working on a painting. Excerpts from their interviews read below.
Brian Grazer: Clint name makes wonders. No one will say "no." All you hear is, "Let's do it, but try not to overspend.
Leonardo DiCaprio has reduced his fee from 20 million to $2.
Clint Eastwood: Leo would make a lot of money, acting in the spectacular films, which use CGI. But he wants to diversify his career, just as I've always wanted in terms of my directing.
Leonardo DiCaprio spent hours in the dressing room to play aged Hoover. Artists on the makeup have worked according DiCaprio urgent request, daily hours, he trained to speak with false teeth, ware fake nose and cranial vault.
Robert Lorenz (Producer): We discussed the idea of using special effects to facilitate the actors’ life. But Leo was very persistent - he wanted to be sure that everything looks believable.
Eastwood was looking for assistance of former Congressman Leon Panetta.
Eastwood and Black have studied in details every controversial aspect of Hoover’s life, repeatedly checked the accuracy of information in searching for primary sources. Eastwood also took advantage of his friendship with then-CIA director Leon Panetta to arrange a private dinner with FBI Director Robert Mueller. Eastwood and Black discussed injections, which allegedly did himself Hoover in his old age.
Dustin Lance Black: Under the scenario, the FBI had a problem with it. Clint wanted to know whether this is true. But in fact, at that time was not unusual to make such minor's amphetamine-vitamin injection.
Eastwood is not sure whether Hoover was a transvestite.
Clint Eastwood: All the way people speculated that Hoover - a transvestite. But no one knows for sure whether this is true. We can’t believe any word of woman who incriminating Hoover, because he has sent her husband to jail, so who knows how far she wanted to take revenge on him?
In the film, DiCaprio had to kiss a man.
Neither Eastwood nor DiCaprio didn’t make any conclusions about the sexual preferences of Hoover.
Clint Eastwood: Was Hoover a gay or not is remain unknown. But he and Clyde Tolson were inseparable. Perhaps he did not trust anyone else, but maybe it was a love story. I think they felt for each other much affection, whether they were gay or not, I do not know.
Leonardo DiCaprio: What can not be doubted, so it is that the relationship between Hoover and Tolson lasted most of their lives, they lived together, had lunch and dinner, and after the death of Hoover, all has been bequeathed to Clyde. Sure, in a sense they were partners.
DiCaprio is looking forward to the release of "Titanic" in 3D.
Leonardo DiCaprio: I have not seen a stereoscopic version, but definitely going to do it - I've heard that it will be a fantastic spectacle. Jim called me personally to say that it is about to happen. I said, "Cool! Can not wait." There is nobody who would have done it better.
Eastwood is waiting for Beyonce will be a mother.
Remake of the musical "Star Is Born" is postponed until such time as Beyonce did not give birth.
Clint Eastwood: Prior to the beginning of next year it will be another "project". But we'll shoot the film later, in early summer.
Lawyer John Branca, representing the Jackson family, turned to the production company Ivan Reitman Montecito Picture Company with a proposal to work on a biographical film about Michael Jackson. It will go there only on certain periods of life of the late singer.
Business partner of Reitman in Montecito Picture Tom Pollock has confirmed that talks are underway, but they are still at an early stage. No written agreement exists.
Heirs of Jackson now oversee the representation of Cirque du Soleil «Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour", so there is no hurry with the launch of the film project. Nevertheless, the fact of the consent of relatives for a biopic about the musician make the most of Hollywood agents, saliva bleed - get a role in this film will be very, very prestigious.
Montecito Picture Company was established in 2000. The first picture of the new company became the debut comedy of Todd Phillips' “Road Trip". Among other projects, "Eurotrip," "Disturbia," "Love you, dude," "Up in the Air" and "No string s attached".
Which periods of Jackson’s life will be honored to be displayed on the big screen is not disclosed. Biography of the singer's full of a variety of events, since he began performing on stage with five years as a member of The Jackson 5. Solo career began in 1979 and in 1982 released the album Thriller, which to this day is considered the best-selling in the history of music. The singer has made an enormous contribution to pop music, movies and dance. During his life, Michael was honored with 13 awards "Grammy." The self-proclaimed King of Pop attracted media attention for his unusual personal life, plastic surgery, the country of purchase and litigation.
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009. The cause of death was "Propofol" drug overdose, in combination with sedatives. November 7 Jackson doctor Conrad Murray was recognized for manslaughter of his client. He faces between one and four years' of imprisonment. The verdict will be announced on Nov. 29.
The life story of Linda Lovelace for several years is warring Hollywood producers – about the first porn star have been launched two projects. One of them was going to shoot directors of the drama "Scream" Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Amanda Sayfred was invited to play Linda, and on the role of her husband is invited Peter Sarsgaard.
This film has also joined Anna Faris, Rose McGowan and Kate Hudson. The latest version of the project with Hudson had shot James Franco, but both actors dropped out.
The film "Lovelace," which is going to shoot Epstein and Friedman will be based on the book by Eric Denvilla "The Complete Linda Lovelace", which explains how Linda Bormen became an icon in porn business, and then in the feminist and opponent of pornography. Denvill wrote the book, starting from three interviews with Lovelace at different stages of her life.
Future porn star grew up in a strict Catholic family, but at 23, starred in a porno movie "Deep Throat." Was married twice. According to Linda, her husband, Chuck Traynor at gunpoint forced her into prostitution, and then forcibly brought to the shoot in pornography. Lovelace tried to escape three times from a spouse - even before she became famous. Over time, Linda managed to escape from the clutches of her husband and to engage with the porn industry.
The second draft about the star of "Deep Throat" was meant to Lindsay Lohan, but given the problems with the law of the actress, directors prefer not to work with her. Major role in the drama "Inferno" gave Malin Akerman in November last year. Filming is scheduled for January, 2012, in parallel with the film "Lovelace."
Amanda Sayfred this year starred in the thriller "The game of survival," and recently completed work in the comedy "Adrift". Now the actress can be seen in sci-fi thriller "Time".
Peter Sarsgaard last appeared on the big screen adaptation of the comic book in the "Green Lantern".
Cable channel AMC renewed for the third season its most successful TV series The Walking Dead, which came on the air only a week ago. Then, I remind you, the show has gathered a huge audience - 7.3 million viewers. Indicators in the categories of 18-49 and 18-34 have a record of all the primes on the basic cable channels. The second episode lost less than 10% - 6.7 million viewers.
CBS renewed for a full first season drama Person Of Interest and Unforgettable. Prior to that, such an honor was awarded comedy 2 Broke Girls. Friday drama A Gifted Man can’t boast of ratings, so no matter what and does not count. Comedy How to Be a Gentleman put into scrap, and more news products in the channel were not.
Creators of an ambitious project The Dark Tower cut the budget, a little redrew the script and it seems now everything is fine. I recall that initially to shoot the project (three films plus two season series) was going studio Universal, but then it refused to adapt the novel by Stephen King. Now one of the producers The Dark Tower said that the TV project has obtained its house in a face of HBO channel. Studio for feature film has not yet been found.
The premiere of series Boss, who has already renewed for a second season, at the channel Starz have watched 1,7 million viewers. The result, of course, is not outstanding, but quite normal. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena at the time made its debut with 2.8 million; Torchwood: Miracle Day - 2 million; Camelot - 1,6 million
All the same Starz has ordered a new series Da Vinci's Demons from one of the writers of Dark Knight and Man of Steel - David Goyer (yes, Flash Forward, too, for him). The project has passed the stage of the pilot and immediately received an order for the show. "Untold" history of the greatest genius in the world (Leonardo Da Vinci, if that) at the time of his youth in Florence. The premiere is scheduled for the 2013th year.
Comedy Central is not going to give up comedy Workaholics, which has received an order for a third season.
Nickelodeon has finally set a date for the premiere of animated television series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, the launch of which was announced in May 2009. The series based on the popular animated film made in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation and will be released on November 7.