The tenth studio album by British rockers The Rolling Stones «Exile on Main Street» is one of the best recordings of the group. The eccentric entrepreneur Richard Branson, founder of record label Virgin, found the story quite interesting record of the plate to turn it into a feature film.
By the spring of 1971, the band was in great debt to its native Britain, but to pay all taxes, Mick Jagger and his friends could not, which led to their departure from London. Jagger settled in Paris, while guitarist Keith Richards rented a villa near Nice. The other band members were scattered in the south of France. Basement Richards' villa converted into a studio where he recorded album «Exile on Main Street».
Then the group split with its manager Allen Klein, as a result of losing the right to trial a number of his compositions, written before 1971.
Working in the basement into a continuous party: changing session musicians, guests came, the flowed river of alcohol, and through the veins of Keith Richards with a vengeance ran heroin. Released in May 1972 «Exile on Main Street» was warmly received by critics and is still considered one of the best albums in the history of rock music.
History of the plate has already been shown on the screen recently - in 2010 released a documentary film "Rolling Stones" in exile". The project will be Branson's book by Robert Greenfield, "Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones”, published in 2008. The film tells about the personal and professional relationship between Jagger and Richards, and the script will write brothers Brandon and Phil Murphy, whose studio Sony has recently invited to write a biopic about Steve McQueen.
Branson and Jagger band brings together not just a future film project: a 90-company Virgin Richard has released three albums of rockers.
Note that the "Exile on Main Street" is not the only project on the "Rolling." In September will be released documentary on the fiftieth anniversary of the group, which now takes Brett Morgan.
Composer Hans Zimmer does not like to repeat, especially when working on the sequels. So he promises to come up with something new for "The Dark Knight 2: The Legend Continues", one of the most anticipated projects of summer 2012.
For a film by Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight 2" Hans Zimmer has designed musical score, based on the sounds of crowds, he suggested that people all over the world send him to record his vote, which he uses to create the soundtrack.
"It seemed like a good idea - have a part of monotone scores discordant tune. So, I thought," But what I will make hundreds of thousands of people do this? "And then we have organized a Web site in Germany, which sent wishing to record their votes. Success rather curious. "
"You have to watch the sequel as a completely independent film. Before I started," Sherlock Holmes "and before Chris started shooting, I conceived the idea. I went to the music department of Warner Bros. And asked:" I have already had the right to order a couple of days the biggest, most insane band in order to conduct an experiment for "Dark Knight"? If everything goes right, if the result does not like me or Chris, we will pretend that these two days and was not at all. "
"I had the idea to write music, or in any other way to get the orchestra to play differently. And, in general, it is possible, and the passages of our experiment began to appear in the trailer. In my possession are 25 minutes, very radical, very unlike anything that the material. There were two excellent points. First, when Chris came to the recording studio and has welcomed and appreciated what I was doing there. A second point that I am, in a sense, think cooler is the fact that the musicians had never before worked in this way, this experience very much. And months later, when I was working on "Sherlock", the band is still remembered those two days. So I know I'm on the right track. However, my only enemy right now - this time because I have too many ideas. "
"As for Chris, we always talk about him the same thing:" He's so secretive. "Well, I think this has two main reasons. First, in order to get a really good result, you should remain with yourself. And if all you are watching via the Internet, I think it interferes with creativity. And I think "The Dark Knight" - a perfect example that demonstrates this idea. All know that we are making a film about Batman. But as long as it went into the rolling, one could not imagine what it would be, this new film about Batman. "
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.
Pasted in the night from Sunday to Monday Super Bowl XLVI set a new record in the history of American television. Sports game has been watched by 111.3 million viewers, it is better to achieve the former by 300 thousand. It is noteworthy that the audience of the final is growing for the seventh consecutive year. Rating in the category 18-49 was 40.5.
The peak of spectator interest, of course, came in the last half hour, when the decisive moments in a match watched 117.7 million viewers. A half-hour break of Madonna's performance has been watched by 114.0 million viewers.
The most successful programs to date is as follows:
• 111.3 million - Super Bowl XLVI, NBC
• 111.0 million - Super Bowl XLV, Fox
• 106. 5 million - Super Bowl XLIV, CBS
• 106.0 million - M.A.S.H. Finale, CBS
• 98.7 million - Super Bowl XLIII, NBC
Following the Super Bowl NBC channel put the second season premiere of The Voice this year. Reality show last year has suddenly become popular, so it was entrusted with this important timeslot. The program did not disappoint, saving 37.6 million viewers. Rated in the category 18-49 (16.3) ahead of it, and Glee (11,1) and the premiere of reality Undercover Boss (16,2), but has not held up a little Grey's Anatomy (16,5) in 2006.
We should also mention the fact that during the NBC advertising actively promoting its new Smash, showing a lot of different spots. The series is shown on Monday and goes right after the “The Voice”, so the expectations from the ratings should be highest.
Laureate of "Oscar" award for the movie "Black Swan" Natalie Portman has appeared in the cast of two paintings by the great director Terrence Malick.
The star will play at his "Outlaw" and "Knight of Cups." The director will be engaged in projects at once, and in both films are also involved Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett.
Shooting of "Outlaw" will start in the autumn, but in 2011 the director and the actor was spotted at the festival Austin City Limits, which were engaged in preliminary preparation for the coming production. Rather, the subject pictures will be linked with the music, but plot details are not yet known.
A similar situation from the boot in the summer, "Knight of Cups," which clearly is that the name is taken from tapes of the future tarot cards and clairvoyance means the culmination of feelings. In addition, Malik has already finished filming his painting "The Burial".
Originality of such news about the director that the author of "The Wasteland" from 1973 to 2005 took only four paintings, famous for his reticence, and sluggishness. Moreover, since the late 1970th to the second half of the 1990th, he had not engaged in staging activities.
In 2011 he published his fifth work "The Tree of Life," received the "Golden Palm" at the Cannes review. And now just over two years Malik started three projects, one of which is on the way to completion, while others - the preparatory phase. However, given that the mounting tape "Harvest Days" once took a year and a half of the master, it is unclear how much can take modification of the new pictures.
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.
Legendary director Terrence Malick and actor Christian Bale are seemed to have been spotted on the set of the new movie. And it happened during the music festival Austin City Limits. Filmmakers with a film crew visited the performances of several bands (including Bright Eyes, Pretty Lights and Coldplay), which were sealed by journalists and ordinary viewers.
Initially it was thought that the production of his next film Malik will start in 2012. It is then necessary to properly converged graphics director and lead actor Christian Bale as the project, among other things, now engaged in "Dark Knight Rises." But, apparently, whether the process has started filming a little bit earlier, or the appearance of Malik and Bale at Austin City Limits is a part of the preparatory period. But, it may be just a fact that director lives at Austin, where he was undertaking.
After the "Tree of Life" a classic of American cinema is already engaged in the painting "The Burial" with Ben Affleck, located in the status of postproduction. What will the new unnamed project with Bailey, while is not reported in details. But it really does go to the assumption that, for obvious reasons, the musical theme in the film will obviously present. Filmmakers spent at the festival for at least two days, the emergence of Bale has not gone unnoticed and for ordinary spectators, photographed him standing in the shadow of the scene.
Curiously, before Malik was known for his sluggishness. For 25 years, from 1973 to 1998, he made only three films. The fourth film "The New World" was released in 2005, the recent "Tree of Life" in 2011. And now the master is working on two projects at once. True, it is worth remembering that the director often spends a lot of time on installation. Thus, his film "Days of Harvest" Malik has been edited more than two years.
Despite the fact that Justin Timberlake was first introduced to the famous convention, made a splash not his appearance on the stage, and shown the material from the film "Time" by Andrew Niccol, where the actor became a partner of Amanda Sayfred.
Screenwriter of "The Truman Show" and the director of "Gattaca" presented his new film, where we discuss how in the future humanity has managed to conquer and transform the aging time at a bargaining chip. People are genetically programmed to live next to 25 years, but with time, having a loan, they can live much longer, staying young.
In one of the featured scenes you may notice that a cup of coffee now costs four minutes of your life, instead of three - it turns out, that even the time is subjected to inflation.
Matthew Bomer, star of TV series "White Collar" play a 105-year-old man, but he looks all the same 25 years. He gives the hero Timberlake Will in use a whole century, but died suddenly. Will suspects some murder, so he is forced to jump into the race. On his trail is a rich and immortal hero of the police with Cillian Murphy in the head.
The dose of a good laugh from the audience raised a scene in which one of the rich on behalf of Philip Weiss (Vincent Kartayzer of "Lunatics") is his mother, wife and daughter - all the women are actresses in 20 years. Just daughter Weiss, Sylvia (Amanda Sayfred), and steals the Will, but eventually it turns into a hostage of the same kind of fugitive.
Describing the film, Niccol said: "This is a child of "Gattaca". Particular difficulties for the director was casting. "For example, we had to find 105-year old man in the body of a 25-year old actor."
Hero Justin Timberlake, a kind of Robin Hood of the future, while stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Of course, the actor asked if he wanted to play this superhero. Justin refused, saying that he afraid to get into the tights already existing character.
Historical drama of Madonna's "WE. Believe in Love" has finally found distributors in the U.S. Second directorial opus of the singer has bought Harvey Weinstein for his company TWC. The film tells the story of the novel of King Edward VIII of Great Britain and the American Wallis Simpson.
Interestingly, in a press release issued by the TWC, the film debut of singer Madonna said in directing. Thus, the film "Filth and Wisdom" in 2008 did not seem to exist. However, the world premiere of the film took place at the Berlin Film Festival, and critics have taken the project rather cool.
The script for "WE" Madonna wrote in collaboration with Alec Keshishyan, director of the documentary "In Bed with Madonna". King plays his girlfriend, Andrea Riseborough, and the role of Edward VIII, who decided for the sake of his personal life to renounce the throne, went to James D'Arcy. Perhaps the main star of the project is Abby Cornish, who plays a modern New Yorker, obsessive love story of King and an American.
In the film will also star Oscar Isaac, Natalie Dormer, Richard Coyle and Laurence Fox.
"This is a film about the nature of true love, as well as the victims and the compromise that we often go for it, - said Madonna. - I have long wanted to tell this story, so the shooting began for me a wonderful adventure. "
Harvey Weinstein praised Madonna's directorial abilities and believes that the singer managed to take one of the most famous novels of the XX century and turn it into a smart, sexy and very modern film.
Director Boris Damask during five years is trying to start a movie about the famous composer Antonio Vivaldi. His project finally got the green light and will be shot in September this year. In parallel, director Patricia Rygge going to make a movie about Vivaldi with Jessica Biel, Luke Evans and Ben Kingsley, but the work on the film is being postponed.
Back in 2006, Joseph Fiennes was assigned to the title role in the drama "Antonio Vivaldi" by Boris Damask. At the centre of a story - a story of how the composer turned a group of illegitimate daughters of courtesans in the orchestra, who spoke before the Pope.
Filming is scheduled for September and will be held in Venice, Hungary, Germany and Bruges. Starring are Max Irons from "Red Riding Hood" and Claire Foy from "Season of the witch". Also in the film can be involved Neve Campbell, Jacqueline Bisset, Tom Wilkinson, El Fanning and Alfred Molina.
Antonio Vivaldi was not only a composer but also a Catholic priest - a fact from the biography of the violinist was the basis for the movie "Vivaldi" by Patricia Rygge. Her tape tells how the composer was torn between music, religion, and the woman he loved. By the project is assigned a violinist David Garrett and Jessica Biel, Luke Evans and Ben Kingsley. Rygge already has on hand three million dollars, collected from various German foundations, but when the project will started is - unknown.
The life story of Antonio Vivaldi's recently often attracts filmmakers. In 2009, the Italians made a film "Vivaldi, red-haired priest", and in 2006, the French released tape "Vivaldi, Prince of Venice".