Archive for June, 2012

‘Magic Mike’ Cast & Director Talk Strip Club Movie-Making

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Director Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike opens in theaters this weekend (read our review). The film follows the story of Mike (Channing Tatum), who is hustling his way though several different jobs, projects and side ventures, in pursuit of his dream to open a custom furniture business. “But wait, I thought this was about male strippers” you say?

Ostensibly speaking it is, but this is a Soderbergh offering – so you’re going to discover that if you want to, you can find number of other themes, ideas and interesting elements in the film. Fear not, however, Mike’s central source of both income and distraction is, indeed, stripping. When he is tasked with mentoring a protege (Alex Pettyfer), Mike has to confront who he’s become and where he wants ...

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Movie News Wrap Up: June 30th, 2012

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This week:

The Human Fly takes flight; Michael K. Williams shackles himself to Twelve Years A Slave; Rose Byrne is one of the Interns and Kevin Hart asks a few questions About Last Night.

It looks like The Human Fly is about to be buzzing in the direction of the box office. The rights to the former Marvel character (what did he do, retire?) have been bought by Paramount Pictures-based Eisenberg-Fisher Productions, who plan to produce the feature independently.

The Human Fly Movie

The Bill Mantlo created character, who only lasted for nineteen issues, but it looks like the thirst for superhero material means that even third and fourth-tier characters are being mined for potential box office gold.

I’m still waiting on a Bat-Mite movie!

Source: Deadline

 

Michael K. Williams has joined the cast of Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years A Slave.


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Winkler, Spicer Adapting "The Coward"

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Max Winkler and Matt Spicer have come onboard to pen an adaptation of Nick Jones’ comic play "The Coward" for Big Beach Films says Deadline.

Winkler will direct and Spicer will executive produce the film which deals with 18th century English aristocrats.

Scot Armstrong, Ravi Nanden, Mark Turtletaub and Peter Saraf will produce.

Casting: Moyer, Long, Aggeliki, Isaac

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Devil's Knot
"True Blood" star Stephen Moyer has joined the cast of Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three-themed "Devil's Knot".

Moyer will play prosecutor John Fogelman in this narrative feature take on the incident. [Source: Deadline]

The 10 O'Clock People
Justin Long is in negotiations for the lead role in Tom Holland's adaptation of the Stephen King short story "The Ten O’Clock People" which begins shooting in September in New York City.

Long would play a smoker attempting to quit who discovers a terrifying aspect of reality known only to those going through nicotine withdrawal. [Source: Deadline]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Model turned actress Zoe Aggeliki has emerged from the fray and is now "in the most serious talks" to play Johanna Mason in the upcoming 'Hunger Games' sequel.

Mason is a previous victor of the games who is heading back to the arena and has a "wicked ability to murder". [Source: Deadline]

The Two Faces of January
Oscar Isaac has signed on for Hossein Amini's adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel "The Two Faces of January" alongside Viggo Mortensen.

The story follows the intersection of the lives of three people - a 40-something fraudulent stock broker, his wife, and a grubby Athens hotel owner. [Source: Variety]

Luc Besson To Tackle A "Valerian"

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Luc Besson is set to write and direct the English-language live-action comic adaptation "Valerian" reports Variety.

The 60's sci-fi graphic novels follow time-traveling agent Valerian and his female sidekick Laureline.

The project is likely not to begin production for at least a year as Besson will shoot the darkly comedic crime thriller "Malavita" in August, and then an Angelina Jolie-led action thriller in early 2013.

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