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Jennifer Landon & John Bedford Lloyd Cast In ‘The Front Runner’; Harold Perrineau Joins ‘Dumplin’

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Jennifer Landon & John Bedford Lloyd Cast In ‘The Front Runner’; Harold Perrineau Joins ‘Dumplin’
Jennifer Landon (TNT’s Animal Kingdom) and John Bedford Lloyd (The Bourne Supremacy) have joined Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, and J.K. Simmons in The Front Runner, the Gary Hart biopic directed by Jason Reitman, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Matt Bai. The film, based on Bai’s book All the Truth Is Out, chronicles the rise and fall of Hart, a Democratic Colorado senator who was considered a leading presidential candidate in 1988 until media reports surfaced of…
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Movie Review: American Assassin

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Hollywood has fallen in love with numerous spy superstars throughout its history. James Bond, Jason Bourne, and even Ethan Hunt are all memorable spy heroes with long-running franchises. There is something exciting about being a part of the spy world. Whether it’s the gathering of intel, the thrilling car chases, attractive romantic interests, or the prevention of some terrorist threat, the spy genre is a fruitful one. And Hollywood sure has picked from that tree over the decades.

The latest attempt of turning out a spy franchise comes in the adaptation of the Mitch Rapp book series. The popular book series started in 1999 and features twelve books, and its first film adaptation, American Assassin, is the eleventh book in the series. The film was originally supposed to star an older Mitch Rapp (Gerard Butler, Colin Farrell, and Matthew Fox were all considered for the role at one point), but
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BFI to award Bourne director Paul Greengrass with Fellowship award

Director Paul Greengrass is to be awarded with the BFI Fellowship later this year.

Greengrass, who brought his distinctive style to mainstream with The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, will receive the BFI Fellowship at this year’s 61st BFI London Film Festival.

The BAFTA winning director will be presented with the honour at the festival’s opening ceremony on October 14.

The BFI Fellowship is awarded in recognition of a person’s outstanding contribution to film and television.

Josh Berger, chair of the BFI, said Greengrass was “a director, writer and producer whose skill for storytelling is as powerful and courageous as the stories and figures he brings to life in the cinema and on the small screen.”

“As a filmmaker, Paul has been a true pioneer, bringing his instinct and experience from making hard-hitting programs into the world of cinema,” said Berger in a statement. “His distinct ability
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Box Office Democracy: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

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I have to imagine production of The Hitman’s Bodyguard started with director Patrick Hughes gathering the whole cast together and giving them some kind of speech along the lines of “Look, we all know this script is a piece of garbage but if we pull together we can elevate it way past tolerable” and then there was some big cheer and they ran out to the set like a sports movie. It’s a laughable script that doesn’t hold together under the smallest bit of scrutiny, but the cast absolutely crushes it. It’s the best bad movie I’ve seen all year and I don’t mean that as faint praise. The world is full of people doing average work with average material but seeing fantastic work come from a wretched foundation is something special. This is a diamond found in a coal mine.

The chemistry between
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‘Bourne’ Director Paul Greengrass to Receive BFI Fellowship

‘Bourne’ Director Paul Greengrass to Receive BFI Fellowship
Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass will receive the BFI Fellowship at this year’s 61st BFI London Film Festival. The BAFTA-winning filmmaker will be presented with the British Film Institute’s highest honor – awarded in recognition of a person’s outstanding contribution to film and television – at the festival’s award ceremony Oct. 14.

Josh Berger, chair of the BFI, said Greengrass was “a director, writer and producer whose skill for storytelling is as powerful and courageous as the stories and figures he brings to life in the cinema and on the small screen.”

“As a filmmaker, Paul has been a true pioneer, bringing his instinct and experience from making hard-hitting programs into the world of cinema,” Berger said in a statement. “His distinct ability to combine the visceral with the cerebral and offer a nuanced picture of heroism has injected a bold new realism into action thriller movies, leaving audiences around the world transfixed and eager for more
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Why an underpass in Berlin is Hollywood’s biggest breakout star

From the Bourne Supremacy to Atomic Blonde, the Messedamm subway has starred in six blockbusters over the past 13 years

The second Bourne film, the fourth Hunger Games movie, an indie flick about a teen assassin and one of the highest-grossing instalments in the Marvel cinematic universe. If that were the IMDb page of an actor, you would think they were on their way to the big time. But the CV in question belongs not to a person, but a tunnel in Berlin.

Since doubling as the exterior of a Moscow airport in 2004’s The Bourne Supremacy, the distinctive orange-tiled walls and pillars of the Messedamm underpass have been seen in Joe Wright’s Hanna in 2011, 2015’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, last year’s Captain America: Civil War and Charlize Theron spy thriller Atomic Blonde, released earlier this month.

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Film News Roundup: David Dastmalchian, Kevin Pollak to Star in Bullying Drama ‘Teacher’ (Exclusive)

Film News Roundup: David Dastmalchian, Kevin Pollak to Star in Bullying Drama ‘Teacher’ (Exclusive)
In film news today, David Dastmalchian has been cast as a high school teacher, Paul Greengrass is directing a film about terrorism for Netflix and Pearl Jam is releasing a documentary.

Castings

David Dastmalchian and Kevin Pollak will star in the independent psychodrama “Teacher” with shooting set for this month in Chicago, Variety has learned exclusively.

Dastmalchian, whose credits include “Ant-Man” and the upcoming “Blade Runner: 2049,” will portray a high school English teacher who goes to disturbing lengths to protect his favorite students from bullies. Pollak and Dastmalchian will be joined by local Chicago talent that includes Curtis Edward Jackson, Esme Perez, Helen Joo Lee and Matthew Garry.

The film is helmed by writer and director Adam Dick, who previously co-wrote and produced the feature “NightLights” and spent nearly three years developing “Teacher” for screen. Matthew Helderman of BondIt Media Capital and Buffalo 8 Productions are producing along with Zachary Kamen.

“We
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Top Ten Movie Franchises Based on Books

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For as long as there have been movies, there have been movies based on books. This is a look at the best movie franchises that are either based on a book or several books.

It’s one thing to have a movie that is based on a book. It happens all the time. It’s more rare to have an entire franchise of films based on a book or set of books. Over the last two decades, it seems like we have been seeing more and more franchises emerge that are based on books. This seems to be happening for a few reasons. First, Hollywood is more than ever looking for established properties on which to base films. Book, have been and always will be one of the best established properties for a movie to be based upon. Second, if the books have a big following, chances are that the
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John Ostrander: The Bourne Formula

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Spoiler note: Various plot elements of the Bourne movies may be revealed below. The movies have been out for a while so I’m assuming those who want to see them have seen them. Nevertheless, the spoiler flag is flying just in case.

There are a number of movies that, when I come across them on the tube, I’ll stop and watch them. I tell myself that it will be just until a certain scene or bit of dialogue but the fact is I usually wind up watching them through to the final credits. When this happens late at night, I can wind up staying awake for far too long and suffer for it the next day.

The Bourne series of movies fall into this category. They include The Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum and Jason Bourne but not The Bourne Legacy which, despite its name, has no Jason Bourne
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A History Of Violence: It’s hard not to hold shakycam against the otherwise terrific Bourne Supremacy

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With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to whatever Vin Diesel’s doing this very minute.

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

Paul Greengrass didn’t invent shakycam. The technique of frantic handheld camerawork and chaotic editing had been around for decades—first as an experimental film technique, then as a sort of action-movie shortcut—before Greengrass directed The Bourne Supremacy in 2004. In ’60s movies like The Battle Of Algiers, it was there for veracity, to lend documentary-film immediacy to the action onscreen. In ’90s action movies like The Rock, it was there to make a big, loud, noisy movie even bigger and louder and noisier. In The Bourne Supremacy, Greengrass somehow did both. He used choppy filmmaking to mimic the immediate discombobulating effects of violence, to show how real-life fights and ...
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The 50 Greatest Car Chases in Film: Part 2

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The Fast and Furious movies aren't the only ones with great car chases. Join us as we take a look at the 50 best car chase scenes in film. This week, we're counting down from #25 to #1!

Like peanut butter and jelly, car chases and movies are two things that just go together perfectly. A chase is inherently interesting to watch - someone is trying their best to get away by any means possible, while the other party is trying to stop them from doing so. The danger involved, the threat of violence, and even the thrill of the hunt are all part of why we often can’t look away. A car chase is the next level of chase. They are fast - an embodiment of man and machine together. They are also dangerous - the stakes are incredibly high, and not just for the people involved in the chase.

Movies
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Paul Greengrass and Brian Helgeland teaming up for Ness

Legendary lawman Elliot Ness is set for a return to the big screen, with Deadline reporting that Paramount Pictures has set Paul Greengrass (Jason Bourne) to direct Ness, an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko’s graphic novel Torso.

The project has been scripted by Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential), who previously teamed with Greengrass for The Bourne Supremacy, and follows Ness years after he and his team of Prohibition agents The Untouchables brought down mobster Al Capone. The graphic novel details Ness’ investigation into the serial killer dubbed the ‘Torso Murderer’, and his efforts to bring him to justice.

There have been several previous attempts to bring Torso to the big screen, with directors David Fincher and David Lowery both attached at different points. This latest project is being eyed as a possible franchise, and is slated to begin production in the fall.
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Newswire: Paul Greengrass to direct Eliot Ness biopic based on a graphic novel

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Though The Untouchables has seemed like the definitive Eliot Ness movie for a few decades, Paul Greengrass is stepping up to direct a new Eliot Ness movie for a new generation. Titled Ness, the movie will be based on Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko’s graphic novel Torso, which chronicled Ness’ attempt to capture a torso-chopping serial killer in Cleveland in the years after bringing down Al Capone. The screenplay is being written by La Confidential’s Brian Helgeland, who also worked on Greengrass’ The Bourne Supremacy.

This comes from Deadline, which says that the studio (Paramount Pictures) is hoping to turn this into a franchise. If that’s the case, subsequent movies will probably have to be prequels, since the most famous thing Eliot Ness ever did wasn’t catching this torso killer. There’s also no casting information yet, but Matt Damon is definitely waiting by his
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‘Ness’ Locks Up Paul Greengrass and Brian Helgeland For Paramount Pictures

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‘Ness’ Locks Up Paul Greengrass and Brian Helgeland For Paramount Pictures
Exclusive: An updated version telling the story of one of America’s bravest and incorruptible lawman has grabbed the attention of Bourne franchise director Paul Greengrass who is negotiating to direct the project Ness, written by Brian Helgeland for Paramount Pictures. Helgeland won and Oscar for his LA Confidential screenplay and worked with Greengrass on The Bourne Supremacy. Based on the life of Elliot Ness, who led the team of Prohibition agents known as The…
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First look images from Churchill starring Brian Cox

Entertainment Weekly has debuted three first look images for the upcoming biographical drama Churchill featuring Brian Cox as the legendary British wartime Prime Minister, Miranda Richardson as his wife Clementine, and John Slattery as future Us President, General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, the film follows Winston Churchill in the 48 hours leading up to D-Day; take a look below…

May 23rd, 1944: as tensions mount in the 48-hours preceding D-Day, the now-beleaguered Prime Minister Winston Churchill, played by Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, X-Men 2, Zodiac, War & Peace, Troy), must prepare a final attempt to crush Hitler’s encroaching army. With the entire War effort ultimately hinging on this decision, the stakes have never been higher. As the Wartime leader clashes with his generals, tension builds with the Americans, and Churchill must wrestle his inner-demons in order to navigate the Allies to victory.

Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, Testament of Youth
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Loving Comes To Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on February 7

Loving is a warm, moving, deeply romantic film.” – Cate Marquis (review)

Follow the incredible real-life tale of courage and commitment as an interracial couple fights for marriage equality in the case that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court in Loving, arriving on Digital HD on January 24, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on February 7, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Loving on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD features a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and insightful commentary from writer/director Jeff Nichols. The Focus Features movie is nominated for two Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor [Drama] (Joel Edgerton) and Best Actress [Drama] (Ruth Negga).

Loving is the new film from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special). Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed in the film by Golden Globe nominees Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga
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Rogue One Reshoots Resulted in New Ending, Writer Nabs Big Payday

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Rogue One Reshoots Resulted in New Ending, Writer Nabs Big Payday
There are always a slew of rumors swirling around any Star Wars movie, but back in May, one such rumor claimed that the first Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One, was in "trouble," as the studio prepared for supposedly "extensive" reshoots. Stars such as Felicity Jones laughed off the rumors, reassuring fans the project wasn't in "trouble". It was revealed that Tony Gilroy, who wrote the original Jason Bourne trilogy, came aboard to rewrite the script during reshoots, while also serving as the second unit director. Today a new report has surfaced that claims the filmmaker will be handsomely paid for his efforts, to the tune of $5 million.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Tony Gilroy was first paid a sum of $200,000 a week to help write new dialogue and scenes for the Rogue One reshoots. That sum is said to be a "normal figure" for an in-demand writer working on a major studio tentpole film.
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Go Inside the Epic Jason Bourne Las Vegas Car Chase | Exclusive

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Go Inside the Epic Jason Bourne Las Vegas Car Chase | Exclusive
After a successful theatrical run, earning $162.1 million domestically and $415.2 million worldwide, Universal debuted Jason Bourne on Digital HD this week, ahead of its Blu-ray and DVD release on December 6. Today we have an exclusive preview that takes fans inside the epic Las Vegas car chase scene. This preview features interview segments with star Matt Damon, director Paul Greengrass, producer Frank Marshall and second unit director Simon Crane.

Simon Crane, a legendary stunt coordinator who has worked on Titanic, Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan before transitioning to a second unit director, reveals in this preview from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment that he can't believe what the city of Las Vegas is letting them get away with. Paul Greengrass reveals that they were allowed to shut down the entire Las Vegas strip, which was filled with several stunt cars and stunt drivers for this thrilling action sequence. Matt Damon reveals in
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Matt Damon’s ‘Jason Bourne’ Shoots to $400 Million at Box Office

Matt Damon’s ‘Jason Bourne’ Shoots to $400 Million at Box Office
The Matt Damon actioner “Jason Bourne” crossed the $400 million milestone at the worldwide box office on Friday.

The film has grossed an estimated $161.8 million in North America and $238.6 million internationally to date. It’s the highest-grossing “Bourne” film of the series abroad and the second-highest-grossing worldwide.

The movie launched in its final international market, Japan, on Friday. “Jason Bourne” scored No. 1 openings in 49 markets and became the highest-f “Bourne” franchise film in 51 territories

The highest-earning markets are: China ($66.3 million), U.K. ($30.3 million), South Korea ($19.1 million), Australia ($16.7 million), and France ($11.6 million).

Paul Greengrass, the director of “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” helmed “Jason Bourne.” Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, and Riz Ahmed also star while Julia Stiles reprised her role in the series.

Frank Marshall produced again, alongside Damon, Greengrass, Gregory Goodman, Ben Smith, and Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment. The pic was written by Greengrass and
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‘Jason Bourne’ Hitting Digital 11-15 And Blu-Ray 12-6 Loaded With Bonuses

Jason Bourne was one of the highlights of the summer this year, and the film is hitting soon on Digital and Blu-Ray/DVD, including 4K Ultra HD, and it’s one of the definite buys of the next few months.

The release has plenty of bonuses, including several Bts featurettes, and while it doesn’t have a commentary track, it looks to have quite a lot of interview coverage that possibly manages a lot of what we might get from one anyway.

Take a look at all the details below, and mark your calendar.

Available On Digital HD November 15, 2016

4K Ultra Hdtm, Blu-Ray™, DVD And On Demand December 6, 2016 From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Matt Damon (Bourne Franchise, The Martian) is back and this time it’s personal in Jason Bourne, the action-packed fifth installment of the blockbuster franchise, coming to Digital HD November 15, 2016 and 4K Ultra HD
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