Archive for May 5, 2012

Jonah Hill May Join DiCaprio for Scorsese’s ‘Wolf of Wall Street’


Jonah Hill in Moneyball

Oscar-nominee (say it with us now…) Jonah Hill continues to branch out into pure dramatic acting territory, following his turn in last year’s lauded Moneyball adaptation. In addition to his upcoming role in the true-story based flick titled… well, True Story, Hill is now eying a role in another high-profile project based on real events: The Wolf of Wall Street.

Wolf of Wall Street was rumored to become the fifth collaboration between actor-director duo Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese for well over a year – until the project was finally, officially confirmed just a couple of weeks ago (from the time of writing this).

The film is based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir (of the same name), wherein the disgraced Wall Street penny stock broker recounts his larger-than-life exploits during the last decade ...

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‘Toy Story 3′ Screenwriter Up to Rewrite ‘Catching Fire’


michael arndt catching fire hunger games sequel

Things are starting to move quickly on the Catching Fire front, now that Francis Lawrence has been confirmed to direct the followup to Gary Ross’ Hunger Games adaptation – which has pulled in high critical marks and more than $600 million in theaters around the globe. (Just a bit of pressure for Lawrence…)

Lionsgate wants to bring screenwriter Michael Arndt aboard to rewrite the initial draft of the Catching Fire script, penned by fellow Oscar-winner Simon Beaufoy. It shouldn’t be too substantial a rewriting process, though, seeing how production on the Hunger Games sequel is slated to begin by the tail end of this summer.

Arndt has done well by himself since he quit his day job as Matthew Broderick’s assistant, in order to write the screenplay for Little Miss Sunshine (which landed him an Academy Award). ...

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Movie News Wrap Up: May 5th, 2012


This Week:

Sofia Vergara and Amber Heard help to sharpen Machete; Michael Biehn is involved in Treachery; Jon Favreau takes part in an Identity Theft; The Raid’s Gareth Evans is Breaking The Bank and The Weinsteins join Dustin Hoffman’s Quartet.

1. Sofia Vergara and Amber Heard have joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s latest action opus Machete Kills.

Sofia Vergara and Amber Heard join Machete Kills

Danny Trejo plays the titular Machete in the film which also stars Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Demian Bichir and Mel Gibson.

According to Variety:

“Machete is recruited by the U.S. government to stop an arms dealer (Gibson) from launching a deadly missile. Heard will play a manipulative assassin code-named Miss San Antonio” while Vergara “is in talks to play the leather-clad Madame Desdemona, whose Mexican harlots have information that Machete needs”.

Expect all sorts of butt to be kicked.

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Movie News Wrap Up: May 5th, 2012

‘Magic City’ Season 1, Episode 5: ‘Suicide Blonde’ Recap


Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Elena Satine Magic City Suicide Blonde

What kind of man is roused in the middle of the night by a nightmare of his son and a half-naked prostitute being gunned down by the gangster who happens to be his business partner? A man who is desperate to get out from under the weight of a bad decision, that’s who. As Magic City cruises along it’s becoming clear that Ike (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is not merely interested in ridding himself of the cancer that is Ben Diamond (Danny Huston), he’s desperate to do so.

‘Suicide Blonde’ not only reveals Ike’s desperation, it also chronicles the poor decisions of those around Ike that will only lead to more harm than good. Essentially, at this point, both of Ike’s sons, Stevie (Steven Strait) and Danny (Christian Cooke), have unknowingly become ...

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Have Your Say: "The Avengers"


You can't escape it, "Marvel's The Avengers" is dominating the talk of film, comic and sci-fi geekdoms this weekend. Now, with the film finally open pretty much everywhere, comes your chance to have your say.

What did you think? Did it live up to the hype? Was Hulk the scene stealer people are claiming? What faults, if any, did you find with it? As usual please try and refrain from much in the way of spoilers.

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