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Aaron Sorkin's Directorial Debut Molly's Game Gets A Trailer!

15 August 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Famed Hollywood writer Aaron Sorkin has stepped into the director’s chair. Sorkin will make his directorial debut with the new film, Molly’s Game. The first trailer for the film was released earlier today. Sorkin has delivered a number of great movies through his writing, including A Few Good Men, The Social Network, for which Sorkin won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay, and Moneyball. Sorkin also created the hit NBC show, The West Wing.

Molly’s Game stars Jessica Chastain in the lead role, and is based on the memoirs of Molly Bloom, off of which Sorkin wrote the screenplay. The movie follows the true story of a highly talented skier, Molly Bloom, who ran one of the more exclusive poker games in the world. Molly soon became a target of the FBI. Her high stakes poker games had participants such as Hollywood stars and top level businessmen, »

- Seth McDonald

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Molly’s Game trailer, starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

15 August 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Aug 16, 2017

Aaron Sorkin directs for the first time with Molly's Game, a true story of poker, celebrities, and scandal...

It’s easy to say life is little more than a high stakes game. Who wins, who loses, and who gets to take home that pot at the end of the rainbow. For many years, the real winner was Molly Bloom, the subject of Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Molly’s Game. For almost a decade she ran an exclusive poker escape for the rich and powerful. It all came crashing down in the end, but now that she is being played by Jessica Chastain in a Sorkin film, it appears Molly will be coming out on top again.

Sorkin, who won an Oscar for The Social Network’s screenplay and has also written the screenplays for Steve Jobs, A Few Good Men, and Moneyball, appears ready to craft »

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Molly’s Game Trailer Starring Jessica Chastain: Aaron Sorkin Makes his Directorial Debut

15 August 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

He may have his detractors, but Aaron Sorkin is one of the most well-known and respected screenwriters currently working in Hollywood, having penned such films as The Social Network, Moneyball and A Few Good Men as well as shows like The West Wing and The Newsroom. Now he is stepping behind the camera for the […] »

- Sean

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‘Molly’s Game’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain Builds a Poker Empire in Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut

15 August 2017 7:12 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Aaron Sorkin has a helluva story for his feature directorial debut. The writer behind The West WingThe Social Network, and Moneyball is telling another story of ambition and perseverance with Molly’s Game. Based on Molly Bloom’s fast-paced, high-stakes, and exceptionally entertaining memoir of the same name, Sorkin will show how she ran some of the most exclusive and lucrative underground […]

The post ‘Molly’s Game’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain Builds a Poker Empire in Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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A Movie About the Legendary Life of Lucille Ball Is in the Works, and It Already Has Its Star

8 August 2017 1:20 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Everett Collection Lucille Ball is one of the most legendary actresses from Hollywood's golden era. Not only was she a pioneer for independent women to carve their own career paths and not take no for an answer, but she was also an insanely talented actress whose show, I Love Lucy, is still beloved to this day. It should come as no surprise, then, that a biopic about her life and career is in the works at Amazon. While we've always been apprehensive about movies surrounding Lucy (she's so iconic that it's almost best to leave her story alone), we're actually pretty excited for this one. Not only is the authorized project, titled Lucy and Desi, being produced by Lucille and Desi Arnaz's children, Lucie and Desi Jr., but it already has its star! Keep reading to see everything we know about the biopic so far. The Story »

- Caitlin Hacker

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Lucille Ball movie with Cate Blanchett pressing ahead

7 August 2017 2:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Aug 8, 2017

Amazon Studios will produce a movie about Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy fame with Cate Blanchett and Aaron Sorkin attached.

Amazon Studios is really starting to leave its mark on moviemaking in 2017. Just this year, they produced The Lost City Of Z and The Big Sick - and they’re already looking toward the future. Generally speaking, casting a screen legend like Cate Blanchett as another one named Lucille Ball seems like a smart bet.

Deadline broke the news that Amazon Studios has acquired the film rights to Lucy And Desi, a long simmering film production that has Blanchett attached to play Ball, the star of I Love Lucy. The project has long been of interest, not least of all because in addition to its Oscar winning star, it also has a screenplay by another Oscar winner, Aaron Sorkin of The Social Network, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs fame. »

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Cate Blanchett and Aaron Sorkin’s Lucille Ball Biopic Heads to Amazon

7 August 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon Studios just landed a major in-development title with the acquisition of Cate Blanchett and Aaron Sorkin’s untitled Lucille Ball biopic drama. The actress has been in talks to star as the “I Love Lucy” comedienne since Variety first broke the casting news in September 2015, but now it appears the project is officially nearing a production start.

Read MoreCate Blanchett Plays 13 Characters in ‘Manifesto’ Because She’s Frustrated That Film Has Become Far Too Literal

Casting is now underway for the actor to play Ball’s husband and screen partner Desi Arnaz. Deadline reports that Javier Bardem is an early contender. Sorkin will be handling screenplay duties and using the memoirs written by the two subjects for inspiration. The couple’s children, Lucie Luckinbill and Desi Arnaz Jr., are involved in the authorized biopic as producers.

The news comes just ahead of a busy fall for both Blanchett and Sorkin. »

- Zack Sharf

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Brad Pitt’s Top 7 Performances

19 July 2017 4:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Brad Pitt is one of the most confident actors of this day and he’s well known for a long list of memorable parts, like the extreme killer in Killing them Softly, the hardened eccentric living on the edge of society in Fight Club, and the frustrated father in Tree of Life. He’s a brilliant actor, he takes on the role of different characters exceptionally well, and that’s why he’s continually cast in more top-notch films. Below are seven of Pitt’s top acting performances, and fittingly enough one of them is in the film Se7en.

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Brad Pitt plays a smooth talking robber in his brief role as J.D. in Thelma and Louise. Sure he eventually robs Thelma after getting her to fall in love with him, but up until that point he’s highly charismatic, and manages to »

- Paul Heath

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Indie Film Invades the Emmys: Jean Marc-Vallée, Reed Morano and More Cinematic Voices Dominate

13 July 2017 11:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

They say television is the new film, and that’s certainly true when you look at how many actors, directors, writers, cinematographers and more from the film world are counted among this year’s Emmy nominees. A majority of the biggest contenders, from “The Handmaid’s Tale” to “The Night Of,” “Big Little Lies” and “The Crown,” brought some of the best film talent to the small screen over the last year, and their work resulted in major recognition from the TV Academy.

Read More: 2017 Emmy Nominations List: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Westworld’ Nominated for Best Drama Series

All of these nominations for film stars and behind-the-scenes talent shouldn’t come as a surprise in the era of Peak TV, but they confirm that the small screen is offering certain opportunities that Hollywood just isn’t these days. Between stronger female roles and a directorial freedom studios don’t allow, TV is »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Goodfellas’ Reunion is Official: Joe Pesci Confirmed For Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

12 July 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Back in May, rumors were swirling that Joe Pesci was attached for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” but it was unclear if the semi-retired actor would actually reunite with his “Goodfellas” co-star, Robert De Niro, for the $100-million gangster movie. Now, it seems that Pesci is officially on board to star as mafioso Russell Bufalino, Deadline reports.

Read MoreHow Martin Scorsese Will Save Filmmaking From Extinction — Exclusive Interview

Netflix acquired “The Irishman” earlier this year, and shooting is scheduled to start next month. The movie marks the ninth collaboration between Scorsese and De Niro, who plays Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a mob hitman who supposedly was involved in the death of Jimmy Hoffa.

Steve Zaillian (“Moneyball”) adapted “The Irishman” from Charles Brandt‘s 2003 book, “I Heard You Paint Houses,” about Sheeran’s career as a hitman. In certain scenes, De Niro will be made to look around 30 years old by VFX company Industrial Light & Magic. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving join Showtime's 'Patrick Melrose'

10 July 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Pair join star and executive producer Benedict Cumberbatch. The Crown’s Anna Madeley joins cast.

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving and The Crown’s Anna Madeley have signed on for the Benedict Cumberbatch-led mini-series.

The Showtime and Sky Atlantic co-production is based on the Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn. Patrick Melrose skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse to recovery.  

Each of the five episodes is devoted to one of the five novels. The series will encompass the saga of Patrick Melrose’s life, from his abusive youth at the hands of his father, played by Weaving, and mother, played by Leigh, to his life as an outrageous playboy and struggles to defy the pain of his past.  

The limited series will take place in wide-ranging locales and time periods such as the south of France »

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Michael Mann to direct a Vietnam War TV series

7 July 2017 12:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jul 7, 2017

Michael Mann will return to TV for Hue 1968, a Vietnam War drama on FX....

Michael Mann is heading back to TV. Way back in his early days as a writer/producer, he worked on episodes of Starsky And Hutch and Miami Vice. Of course, he went on direct massive movies such as Heat, The Last Of The Mohicans, Ali and Collateral

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And now, with the golden age of 'peak TV' continuing, FX has snapped up Mann to helm a new war drama. The show will adapt Hue 1968, Mark Bowden's bestseller, all about American involvement in the conflict. (You might recognise Bowden's name - he also wrote the book that became Black Hawk Down.)

Mann will direct multiple episodes, including the first one. There are expected to be 8-10 episodes in total, »

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Aaron Sorkin Signs With CAA

28 June 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Aaron Sorkin has left his longtime agency, Wme, for CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The move comes as he is finishing up his directorial debut, Stx and eOne’s Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain. Sorkin also adapted the screenplay, based on the memoir of Molly Bloom.

Sorkin is arguably Hollywood’s most high-profile scribe, having penned The Social Network (which won the Oscar), Moneyball, Steve Jobs and A Few Good Men, which began as a 1989 stage play. He also created beloved series Sports Night and The West Wing (which won four straight Emmys for outstanding drama), as well as Studio »

- Rebecca Sun

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Aaron Sorkin Signs With CAA

28 June 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Aaron Sorkin has left his longtime agency, Wme, for CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The move comes as he is finishing up his directorial debut, Stx and eOne’s Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain. Sorkin also adapted the screenplay, based on the memoir of Molly Bloom.

Sorkin is arguably Hollywood’s most high-profile scribe, having penned The Social Network (which won the Oscar), Moneyball, Steve Jobs and A Few Good Men, which began as a 1989 stage play. He also created beloved series Sports Night and The West Wing (which won four straight Emmys for outstanding drama), as well as Studio »

- Rebecca Sun

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Michael De Luca Partners With Launch Pad to Find Books to Option (Exclusive)

20 June 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael De Luca is on the prowl for a hit film.

The producer of “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Moneyball” and his company, Michael De Luca Productions, have joined forces with the Launch Pad Competition to discover the next great novel to bring to screens. The event was started four years ago as a platform for showcasing literary talent. Last year, it began allowing writers to submit work in the manuscript stage. “Alien” director Ridley Scott and his Scott Free Productions participated in the inaugural contest, picking up two books to develop.

As part of the competition, De Luca has committed to option at least one winner. He will be joined by exclusive partners Energy Entertainment and Paradigm, who have each committed to signing one writer each from the competition, and publisher Inkshares, who has committed to publish a minimum of three books from the competition. Last year, Inkshares picked up eight books to publish. »

- Brent Lang

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Jonah Hill Shows O​ff Slimmed-Down Figure While Heading to the Gym ​-- See the Pic!

16 June 2017 5:40 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jonah Hill is slimming down for the summer.

The 33-year-old actor was spotted grabbing a smoothie at The Erewhon in Los Angeles on Friday before heading to his morning workout session.

Related: Noticeably Slimmer Jonah Hill Spotted Leaving the Gym in Los Angeles -- See the Pic!

Hill looked noticeably fit in a navy tank top that showed off his toned arms.

Watch: Jonah Hill Trims Down, Shows Off Slimmer Physique with Girlfriend in Los Angeles

The 22 Jump Street star has been keeping up his slim physique since he was last spotted in March stepping out of the gym.

The actor's weight has fluctuated from role to role, dramatically slimming down for his role in the 2011 film Moneyball. He later regained it back and packed on the pounds, gaining 40 for 2016's War Dogs.

Last year, during an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Hill revealed ​that he asked his 21 Jump Street co-star, Channing Tatum, about »

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‘War Machine’ Review: Brad Pitt Stars In a Shrewd Blend of Wartime Drama and Workplace Satire

21 May 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A movie called “War Machine” may not sound like a workplace satire, but that’s the savviest element in David Michod’s tone-shifting character study, in which Brad Pitt plays a naive army strategist lost in the fog of a conflict with no end in sight. As U.S. General Glen McMahon, Brad Pitt plays an overconfident military man tasked with winding down the war in Afghanistan, only to get trapped by hubris and vanity that have nothing to do with the mission. His greatest enemy is the job itself.

This might sound familiar. Set in 2012 in the midst of an election campaign, “War Machine” draws from Michael Hastings’ nonfiction “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” which recounts the pileup of dysfunctions surrounding his travels with General Stanley McChrystal, whose vocal opposition to the Obama Administration’s desire to wind down the »

- Eric Kohn

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A Look Back at Chris Cornell and Brad Pitt's Friendship Through the Years

19 May 2017 11:04 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Since the '90s, Brad Pitt has been one of Chris Cornell's biggest fans.

After the 52-year-old Soundgarden singer was found dead in a hotel room in Detroit, Michigan, following the band's concert on Wednesday night, a source told E! News that Pitt is "devastated and in shock" over the news. Cornell's death comes just a few days after the death of one of Pitt's other friends, former Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey.

Watch: Chris Cornell Covered Led Zeppelin's 'In My Time of Dying' During Final Performance Before Death

"He is trying to process the loss of two great friends," the source said. "This has hit him very hard."

Pitt and Cornell's friendship goes back quite a ways, and so does the 53-year-old actor's admiration for the late rocker. In a 2004 interview, Pitt reportedly told Cinema Confidential, "I'm a big Chris Cornell addict, anything he does."

A few months »

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Jimmy Kimmel Will Return as Host for 2018 Oscars

16 May 2017 4:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For a second consecutive year, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars telecast, and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 90th Academy Awards will air live on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on Oscar Sunday, March 4, 2018. Here's what Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs had to say in her statement.

"Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team. Mike and Jennifer produced a beautiful show that was visually stunning. And Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history."

Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC's late-night talk show. Now in its 15th season, Jkl has earned six Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Variety Series Talk category, »

- MovieWeb

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Scorsese & Safdie Brothers ready Uncut Gems thriller with Jonah Hill to star

16 May 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

A24, the New York-based independent entertainment company founded by Daniel Katz, David Fenkel, and John Hodges has just scooped up the worldwide rights to Uncut Gems, a thriller set to be directed by both Josh and Benny Safdie (The Pleasure Of Being Robbed, Daddy Longlegs). Alongside the announcement of the film, it's also been revealed that Jonah Hill (War Dogs, Moneyball) is set to star in the project... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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