Director D.J. Caruso could work again with the star of his films, "Disturbia" and "Eagle Eye" Shia LaBeouf in the thriller "Spy's Kid”. The role of the father of the hero LaBeouf will play Robert De Niro. The actors are in talks with the studio Paramount. Their participation will depend on the scenario.
The film is a true story, published in The Oregonian newspaper in 2011. Jim Nicholson, 20 years in the CIA, but in 1996 was convicted of spying and sentenced to 23 years in prison, becoming the highest-ranking CIA officer, stranded in prison on charges of espionage.
The youngest son of Jim, Nathan Nicholson, in 2004, began to come to the prison of Oregon, where his father was serving the sentence. Nathan came to Jim for solace and advice, but in the end the father began to teach him the tricks of espionage. Over the next year and a half Nathan Nicholson thoroughly traveled around the world, selling America's state secrets to the most different countries, including Russia.
Before, Jim Nicholson did not give interviews to anyone. The first journalist became Brian Denson, editor of Portland The Oregonian, turned the conversation with the prisoner in a series of six long articles. Story of a father and son becomes also in the book, the rights to which have already acquired Grove-Atlantic.
To date, the project has no writer, but of the future scenario will depend on whether will develop a team of Caruso, De Niro and LaBeouf.
Robert De Niro in this year can be seen in the film of Luc Besson "Malavita", sports comedy "Grudge Match," romantic comedy "The Big Wedding" and comedy "Last Vegas."
Shia LaBeouf recently worked with another veteran of the American cinema, Robert Redford, starring in the thriller "The Company You Keep". At this year's Berlin Film Festival presented film "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" with LaBeouf. The actor also starred in Lars von Trier's drama "Nymphomaniac".
The day of hotly anticipated premiere of your movie has finally came. You're sitting on the best places in the comfortable room, equipped with the latest technology. You are surrounded by your supporters, who are in the same excited about what is happening on the screen, just like you. Ghastly light of mobile phones does not violate the pristine darkness of the hall, and the smell of burnt popcorn does not violate your sense of smell. And most importantly, your ear detects the slightest nuances of a film soundtrack.
Certainly, a lot of the situations, presented above seem no more real than the alien invasion. This is not the case.
The other day the film company Universal has introduced a new service Prima Cinema, which was the latest attempt to Hollywood majors to adapt to rapidly changing market of cinema distribution and home entertainment. For the first time, film lovers will get a chance to see new movies at home on the day of the premiere on the big screen. Naturally, such a pleasure is not cheap: a one-time payment of 35,000 dollars for equipment to receive and decode the signal and another $ 500 for a digital copy of the film, which is provided for a single viewing for 24 hours.
The first reaction of any viewer, who used to go to the movies for $ 8-10, will naturally be a mockery. Nearly one hundred percent of the time this viewer will show the imagination or in the form of assumptions about the inevitable failure of the initiative, or as a pejorative characteristics - "show-off" or practical tips on "HD-ripping the first day." All of this will be to some extent resemble the reaction of a person standing on the sidelines in a cloud of dust from the sports car sped past the cost of a quarter million dollars. That is quite obvious envy.
However, it is this scheme, in the future, has the potential to transform itself from a regular customer to privileges wealthy citizens.
Judge for yourself. Even in its current form service can hardly be attributed to the elite. 35 thousand dollars - the cost of "SUV" in not the most luxurious configuration. Thus, unlike the vehicle equipment will not require any additional investments. As for the session for $ 500, then gathered at his home two dozen relatives and friends, the subscriber will bring almost the price of one "ticket" to the standard. At the same time avoiding all the charms of the public view, as described in the introduction.
Undoubtedly, the scheme to the participation of only one of Hollywood majors, not too attractive. But if there is sufficient interest on the part of users, and it is already locked, and connect it to the other big players. So, come into force natural regulator - the competition, which will eventually reduce the cost and technical devices and pay for a copy of the film.
Of course, services like this in the future will remain in a different price category than the usual trip to the cinema. After all, any services that generate additional facilities should cost more.
Director Rob Marshall returns to the genre, thanks to which his name became known to a wide audience - the musical. The director of "Chicago" will make a movie, based on the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods” for the studio Disney. The project has already engaged Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.
Musical "Into the Woods" debuted on Broadway in 1987 and managed to win several "Tony" prizes, snatching them from the world's favorite "Phantom of the Opera." At the heart of the story are familiar from childhood fairy tales, but in an unexpected interpretation. And all kinds of fairy tales - from Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood to Jack and the evil witch.
At the beginning, the narrator presents the characters, each of whom has a wish: Cinderella wants to go to the ball in the royal palace, a young man, named Jack wants his cow gave milk; baker and his wife want a child. When Little Red Riding Hood buys a bread from baker to bring it to her grandmother, the mother of Jack tells him to sell the cow, and Cinderella's stepmother and sisters mock dream of the girl. It turns out that the baker and his wife can not have children because of the curse of old and ugly witch who lives next door. When a baker and his wife will be able to find four ingredients needed to make a special potion, the spell will be lifted.
By the end of the first act performed by the desire of all the heroes, well, while the second describes how they live on. Ironically, the desire of characters have not gone away. The baker and his wife got a baby and now dream of a bigger house. Cinderella lives with Prince, but she was terribly boring. Jack and his mother became rich, but Jack does not have enough of the kingdom in the sky, where are the magic beans.
Johnny Depp has starred in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Depp has also worked with Rob Marshall. Director shot him in the fourth installment in the franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean".
Soon Johnny Depp will begin shooting in the directorial debut of the operator Wally Pfister "Transcendence." Also in the plans of actor is a gangster drama "Black Mass" and the fifth episode of "Pirates of the Caribbean".
Meryl Streep showed off her vocal talents in the musical "Mamma MIA!". This year, the actress will be seen in the drama "August: Osage County" and now she is shot in the western of Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman".
When Marshall will take his third musical, is not reported.
Director of "Boys Do not Cry" and the new film adaptation of Stephen King's "Carrie," has found a new project. Kimberly Peirce will shot the drama "The Brand” on the script of author of "The Messenger" Alessandro Camon. The movie will tell a story of the group of white racists "Aryan Brotherhood".
In a scenario of Camon is an article by David Gran of the New Yorker magazine in 2004. The main character of the material Granny - a federal prosecutor Gregory Gessner, judged the 40 leaders of the group. All of them were already in prison for violent crimes, but Gessner seeks the death penalty for them.
"Aryan Brotherhood" has its origin in the 60es of the last century. The group had a lot of names, "The Brand" - one of them. After desegregation in prisons many prisoners organized gangs along racial lines. "Aryan Brotherhood" was formed in 1964 in California's San Quentin prison. At first, to ensure the protection of white inmates from the black and Hispanic. Since 1972, the "Brand" began to cooperate with the Mexican Mafia and participate in the drug trade.
Among the characters of the next movie from Pearce - there is a member of the "Brotherhood", which fed up with violence, and he tried to get out of a racist community, knowing that such a decision could cost him his life. Formation of the "Aryan Brotherhood" and its emergence Kimberly will show through the eyes of a young recruit who gradually rises higher and higher in "career" ladder. The film "American History X" has a similar way of telling.
Alessandro Camon is the winner of the Berlin festival for scripted drama "The Messenger." In Hollywood, Kamon is better known as producer. Among his works - "Wall Street", "Bad Lieutenant" and "Thank You for Smoking."
Now the producers of "The Brand" solves the recent issues, related to the financing of the picture, but when Pierce began to shoot, not yet reported.
Distressful western "Jane got a gun" has received support in the person, nominated for "Oscar", Bradley Cooper. The actor has agreed to play the role of antagonist, orphaned after the departure of Jude Law from the project.
Problems with the project of producer Natalie Portman began in mid-March, when the director Lynne Ramsay, who worked on the movie 9 months, refused to shoot the film. There were counted numerous reasons, but most sources point to creative differences between director and film producer Scott Stayndorff. Ramsey has not received the right to the final assembly, which resulted in a serious conflict. However, this is only one of the versions.
A few days before he left, the project has also left Michael Fassbender. His role has passed Joel Edgerton, formerly mean an antagonist. On the role of the villain invited Jude Law, but he wanted to withdraw from Lynne Ramsay, and when she refused, also dropped out of the picture. Director's chair took Gavin O'Connor.
Natalie Portman plays a woman whose husband is a criminal returns home, being wounded to death. Jane believes that the husband is hunted by his former gang of friends, which want to kill him. To protect herself and her farm, a woman seeks the help of her former lover, who had not seen for 10 years.
Role of a former lover eventually perform the star of "The Great Gatsby" Joel Edgerton and gang leader, from which he will defend Jane, will play Bradley Cooper. Among the actors, director and producer who saw the role, was Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges.
Bradley Cooper is again removed from David O. Russell, director of melodrama "Silver Lining Playbook", the role which earned actor nomination for "Oscar". Despite his busy schedule, Cooper took the time to "Jane", but is not reported, when he will appear on the site of westerns.
Noomi Rapace, who performed the lead role in the thriller of Niels Arden Oplev "Dead Man Down," in an interview talked about working on a project.
- So, you met again at the same set with Niels Arden Oplev.
"At this time, I think, has been a little bit different. When we did "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and Lisbeth lived in me, I was much angrier and more aggressive. There was not a drop of patience in me. Sometimes, I came to studio and began to wind up, "Why are we marking time? What are we waiting for? Can already start to move?" In this project, I'm calmer. I think Niels expected some big explosion on my part. Once, when I was so very quiet, he was startled, "Oh, no! We have to move!" He's very quick-tempered, and I do too. We are full of emotions."
- How did Colin Farrell fit in this mix?
"Colin and I have become close friends. Most of the film we shot in Philadelphia, and the site was built in the harbor, that is quite far from the city. On the road took about 40 minutes, so we practically built our own world on the site. We had trailers, we made fires, our kids were running a race with the dog, so it was like a gypsy camp. Sometimes Nils came from the studio and wondered: "What is good? What are you laughing? There's nothing funny!"
- What do you feel looking in the mirror at the scars, furrow your face for the role? How did it affect your perception of yourself?
"I began to think seriously about what beauty means in our lives. For women around the world is very important to be attractive and look good. People are paying more attention to you, if you look a certain way, they listen to you. You can get a lot of bonuses if you are happy owner of a beautiful face. I felt strange when something walking in Philadelphia in makeup, that is, with the scars. I bought coffee and people stared at me. Similar feelings I felt when for the role of Lisbeth shaved half a head, dyed my hair black and get pierced. I had to go to the bank, and I remember that bank employees were rude with me. Then I thought: "Why do they ignore me? What's going on?" To them, I was just a punk. People love to judge. My character has built her life, using her own beauty. She works in the beauty industry, and then one accident destroyed her life. When we see her in the film, she looks terrible. Yeah, it's all scarred, but, in my opinion, it does not make her look like a freak. Since that terrible event a year passed, and she passed through a series of surgeries, but she is not able to realize that changes are actually occurred. She is fixated on the fact that she lost".
- Were you nervous at the thought that you have to be working with such celebrities as Isabelle Huppert, who played your screen mother?
"No. You know, every time I hear about some interesting and complicated person, I immediately want to work with her. I like creative people, and usually also the ones who are full of passion and struggles in what he believes. I find them interesting. I would rather work with difficult people, than with those who all said "yes." Before I agreed to appear in "Sherlock Holmes 2", I was told that Robert Downey Jr. may be completely unmanageable, because he wants to make his own way, and all attention should be focused only to his person. But I did not see it. We read the script, assorted characters, different scenes, and Robert has something to offer, and then I said, "Yes, I agree!" He looked at me and asked, "What are you, cut me off now?" And I replied, "Yes, because I agree with you." To this he said: "Oh, I love you!" I'm not afraid of strong people, just communicating with them is a little bit dramatic shade."
- What happens to your career so far? Do you plan to live in Hollywood?
"I live in London. When you work hard, you have no right home. Next two months I'll be on the set in New York. And then, I'll go to Prague for a month. Then will come back to London. I often travel to Los Angeles, where I have a job."
- Do you want to combine Hollywood and European cinema?
"Yes. I also think that the whole film industry is becoming more and more integrated. Europeans work in Hollywood, and "Sherlock Holmes 2" and "Prometheus" we shot in London. Industry turns into a single organism."
- Are you already fluent in English?
"Yes. I've never been a good student in school, and as a teenager was insane. I went to a school that did not set homework, and I did not know how to write or read up to 14-15 years. So when started the fuss with the Millennium trilogy, and I began to participate in press conferences, I could not properly explain and understand the question. It was horrible. I felt retarded monkey. So I decided to find a way to do this language a native and be fluent in them, not translating in Swedish and Icelandic. This morning I was in the gym and doing sit-ups, thought "Fuck, I unconsciously think in English!" And I have dreams in English. Process has started. "
Nearly 20 years in the making is one of the most famous biographical movies of Hollywood - a film about the comedian Richard Pryor. Now the picture is taken by producer Forest Whitaker, and he has already secured the support of Pryor's widow, Jennifer Pryor.
Richard Pryor - American comedian, writer and broadcaster, who was known for his uncompromising and sometimes sharp humor. Pryor, did not hesitate and spoke about the problems of African Americans. Because of his talent, Richard was one of the leading comedians. Actor Jerry Seinfeld called him "Picasso of his profession."
Since 1963, Pryor began performing in New York clubs, shared with the musician Bob Dylan and budding comedian Woody Allen. Since 1970, Prior's career took a new turn - he was called to write scripts for television. He led one of the shows, the first season of "Saturday Night Live" and in 1977 on NBC started "Richard Pryor Show", unfortunately, closed after four episodes: TV viewers did not take Pryor’s jokes.
Since the mid of 1970s, Pryor began acting in films, mostly comedies. Best known painting "See No Evil, Hear No Evil", "Stir Crazy" and "Brewster's Millions". Pryor worked on the script for the comedy of Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles." He was to play a major role, but the studio refused to insure him, the actor is addicted to drugs and alcohol.
In 1980, Pryor was trying to drink rum and inhale cocaine, so that caught fire and was taken to hospital with burns on the body. Severely undermining health, Richard continued to maintain the reputation of a difficult actor, he was late to the shooting, foul the air and exhibited excessive requirements (e.g, to the site he was taken in a helicopter).
Health problems gradually discourage Prior to working in film: in the early 1990s, the actor was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. David Lynch's "Lost Highway" movie has became the latest for comedian. In 2004, Pryor lost his voice. December 10, 2005 the actor suffered a heart attack and died.
Last time rumors about biography of Pryor were in October 2010, when the role of comedian was going to play Marlon Wayans, and Bill Condon should be director. Time passed, the director signed up to work on two films "Twilight" and withdrew from the project on Pryor. Other known attempts - Martin Scorsese, who even before the actor's death in 2005, wanted to put a picture of him with Damon Wayans in the lead.
Now the story of Richard Pryor has back in the news reports. Forest Whitaker takes on the producer's function and will soon begin work on a new script. Who will play Pryor in this new project is not yet reported.
Will Smith explained why he refused to shoot in Quentin Tarantino's "Django unchained." In an interview with Entertainment Weekly the actor said: "Django was not the main character, and I always want to play a major role." Smith tried to make some changes in the script: "Like, Quentin, please I have to kill villain!" Despite the fact that Tarantino has refused to change the script, and the fact that co-operation is not fused, Will praises the picture: "It's great. But the role was not mine. "
Star of the series "Boardwalk Empire" Jack Huston has joined the cast of the untitled painting by David O. Russell, formerly the "Untitled David O. Russell Project". Christian Bale plays a con man who is working with co-worker (Amy Adams) and is forced to cooperate with the federal agent (Bradley Cooper). The film also busy Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola and Louis S.K.
David Letterman told James Franco, why after 1997 never called director Harmony Korine in his program. "According to legend, he pushed Meryl Streep" - suggested James. "Not exactly, - said the leader. - I went to the dressing room to greet Meryl, but there was only your friend Harmony. And he actively searched through Meryl’s purse". Franco tried to justify the director: "Now he is an adequate guy." Letterman agreed and promised to invite Korine to the studio.
Drama "Twelve years of slave" - following the "Shame" by Steve McQueen - decided on a release date in the States. Studio Fox Searchlight will release the tape on December 27, that is in the midst of Oscar season. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano and Brad Pitt.
TV channel FX has given the green light to the series "Fargo." Director of the film Ethan Coen and Joel Cohen are the executive producers of the project. Most likely, the TV version of "Fargo" will live for only one season.
All on the same FX developed the TV series "How & Why” by Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, the author of "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." In Kaufman continued difficulties in financing his film "Frank or Francis," but screenwriter parallel occupied several projects, including an adaptation of the first part of a trilogy of Patrick Ness' “Chaos Walking."
Director of dramas "Biutiful" and "Babel" Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu again changed the project. Rejecting the western "The Revenant" he was eyeing to the memoirs of Jennifer Vogel "True Story of my father’s fake life" but in the end will remove the black comedy “Birdman”. Director invited to star Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone and Zach Galifianakis.
The main character of the project - a former actor who once played a popular character from the comics. He goes to Broadway to return his former glory, and is trying to play in a play based on a story by Raymond Carter, but his plans may be crashed, because of a selfish of an actor, star of the theater, where the hero comes to work.
It's funny that as a former star of films on comics will star Michael Keaton, who played Batman in two films of Tim Burton.
Emma Stone will play the daughter of the hero Keaton, who had just emerged from rehab and ranked his assistant. Naomi Watts will be the counterpart of the hero on the show, while Zach Galifianakis won the role of producer of the shows.
Inarritu wrote the script in collaboration with Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo.
For Michael Keaton “Birdman” will become a return to a great movie: actor rarely appears on the screen, especially in the lead roles. Last year, Keaton replaced Hugh Laurie in the project "Robocop", where he played the director in charge of the implementation of technology of cyborg cop.
Emma Stone is currently shooting the film "The new Spider-Man 2," and in the future actress is subscribed to the thriller of Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak." Naomi Watts has worked with Iñárritu in the drama "21 Grams." This fall, Watts will be seen in the image of Princess Diana in the film, "Diana: A Love Story."
Minus Ryan Reynolds and Reese Witherspoon, plus Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams - this is a casting decision of the new project of Tim Burton's "Big Eyes", which tells the life story of the artist Margaret Keane, who loved to paint lovely kids with great big eyes.
Margaret Keane, was born in Tennessee in 1927. Deeply respected the Bible since childhood, but her work has influenced not only religion, but also the relationship with her grandmother. In 1960 the artist was selling her works under the name of her second husband, Walter Keane. Having gone through a painful divorce (the husband was trying to win back the rights to her works), with the time Margaret joined the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses, which, she said, has changed her life for the better.
Keane was famous for his works with big-eyed kids. Reproductions of her works sold almost all U.S. gas stations and stores in the 1950s and 1960s.
Back in the spring of last year the movie were going to shot Scott Alexander and Larry Karatsevski. They are the authors of the script and familiar with Burton, he wrote the script for "Ed Wood." Tim was listed first exclusive producer of "Big Eye", but in the end he will settle in the director's chair. Scott and Larry will produce the picture.
"Big Eyes" are in the works for a total of 6 years. First, in drama about the artist has interested Kate Hudson, but last year the main role was aimed to Reese Witherspoon. On the role of Walter Keane confirmed Ryan Reynolds.
A half later, the concept has changed. Not only Tim Burton decided to shoot the film, but the main role was taken by other actors. Amy Adams will play Margaret and her husband - Christoph Waltz, twice received the "Oscar" for the supporting role in Quentin Tarantino. Analysts say that such a change of actors will benefit the project.
The company of brothers Weinstein TWC will finance and roll the tape. For Burton's "Big Eyes" will step away from the last big-budget project: the picture looks like a humble family drama. However, knowing Burton, one can assume that the director will find a way to add a dose of his personal tricks.
Filming "Big Eyes" will begin this summer.