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Harvey Keitel takes up the role of gangster Meyer Lansky in biopic

Harvey Keitel has accepted an offer he can’t refuse to take on the role of notorious gangster Meyer Lansky in the Eytan Rockaway directed untitled biopic.

Keitel will be joined by Sam Worthington, Emory Cohen and Austin Stowell on the cast while Alexandra Daddario and Tony Danza are still currently in talks.

The story follows an ageing Lansky living quietly in Miami Beach after being investigated and pursued for decades by the FBI. He enlists a young journalist named David Stone (Sam Worthington) to tell his story, but the Feds use the young man as a pawn to track the hundreds of millions the mobster is suspected of stashing.

Also in news – Michael Fassbender and Peter Dinklage in talks to star in Mel Gibson’s ‘The Wild Bunch’ remake

Stone finds himself caught in the middle of a game of cat and mouse, uncovering the hidden truth about the
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Harvey Keitel Set to Play Gangster Meyer Lansky in Biopic

Harvey Keitel has been cast to play the notorious gangster Meyer Lansky in the upcoming Eytan Rockaway-directed biopic. The film will also star Sam Worthington, Emory Cohen, and Austin Stowell. Alexandra Daddario and Tony Danza are currently in talks to join the cast as well.

The script was written by Rockaway from real-life interviews his father conducted with Lansky himself. Variety reports the following about the film’s story:

“The film centers on an aging Lansky living in anonymity in Miami Beach after being investigated and pursued for decades by the FBI. When he enlists a young journalist named David Stone (Worthington) to tell his story, the Feds use him as a pawn to track down the hundreds of millions of dollars that the mobster has been suspected of stashing. Stone finds himself caught in the middle of a game of cat and mouse, uncovering the hidden truth about
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Sequel to Independent Movie Hit ‘After’ Launches in Cannes

  • Variety
Sequel to Independent Movie Hit ‘After’ Launches in Cannes
“After,” the highest grossing independent film of the year so far, is set to return with a sequel, with stars Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin reprising their roles. Voltage Pictures is selling the new pic in Cannes.

The first film, which had a reported production budget of $14 million, grossed more than $50 million at the international box office, with an additional $12 million contributed in the U.S.

After opening number one in 17 countries, the film has gone on to take $7.7 million in France, $8.2 million in Germany and $7 million in Italy. Other high performing territories included Russia, where it took $2.8 million, Benelux, which delivered $1.4 million, and Scandinavia, where it generated $2.7 million.

The film and its sequel are based on Anna Todd’s young adult romantic novel series.

Producers of the new film are Todd, Jennifer Gibgot, Wattpad’s Aron Levitz and Eric Lehrman, CalMaple’s Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon. Voltage
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Voltage Pictures launches sales on 'After' sequel

Voltage Pictures launches sales on 'After' sequel
Original Ya romance has grossed more than $50m at international box office.

Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes will reprise their roles in After as Voltage Pictures launched worldwide sales in Cannes on the sequel to the international box office hit.

After Ya author Anna Todd and Voltage Pictures COO and president Jonathan Deckter announced the sequel on Sunday (19) on the back of the original’s $50m-plus box office success this year.

The Ya romance opened at number one in 17 countries and has gone on to gross more than $7.7m in France, $8.2m in Germany and $7m in Italy. Russia has produced $2.8m,
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Harvey Keitel to star in biopic about notorious gangster Meyer Lansky

  • JoBlo
Harvey Keitel is certainly no stranger to films revolving around mobsters and has played more than a few members of the criminal underground himself, and Variety has reported that his next project will find him playing notorious gangster Meyer Lansky. [Seemore] Directed by Eytan Rockaway, the Meyer Lansky biopic is also set to star Sam Worthington, Emory Cohen, and Austin Stowell, with Alexandra…
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Zoe Saldana to Star in ‘Keyhole Garden’ Romance (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Zoe Saldana to Star in ‘Keyhole Garden’ Romance (Exclusive)
Zoe Saldana is attached to artist Marco Perego-Saldana’s romance “Keyhole Garden,” the Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea announced in Cannes.

The Exchange is introducing the project to international buyers at the Marché du Film this week. CAA is handling U.S. sales.

Saldana is appearing as Gamora in worldwide blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” and is set to reprise her role as Neytiri in the “Avatar” sequels. Perego-Saldana, who is married to Zoe Saldana, is making his feature debut.

Filming is set to begin this August, with an original screenplay written by Rick Rapoza and Perego-Saldana. “Keyhole Garden” is produced by Julie Horn, Alexandra Milchan (“Wolf of Wall Street”), Perego-Saldana with Robert Kravis (“Lucky Number Slevin”) and Karl Herrmann (“Dinner in America”) under their banner Pioneer Pictures. Rick Yorn is serving as executive producer. Award-winning editor Lee Haugen (“Dope”) is also attached.

“Keyhole Garden” traces the sprawling romance of a man
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Harvey Keitel to Play Gangster Meyer Lansky in Biopic (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Harvey Keitel to Play Gangster Meyer Lansky in Biopic (Exclusive)
Harvey Keitel will star as notorious gangster Meyer Lansky, a contemporary of Bugsy Siegel, in a biopic directed by Eytan Rockaway. Sam Worthington, Emory Cohen and Austin Stowell are also set to star in the picture, with Alexandra Daddario and Tony Danza in talks to join.

Voltage Pictures has boarded the project and hopes to spark international sales at Cannes. Rockaway wrote the script from a story by Ido Fluk and Sharon Mashihi, partially based on interviews with the real-life Lansky conducted by Rockaway’s father, history professor Robert Rockaway.

The film centers on an aging Lansky living in anonymity in Miami Beach after being investigated and pursued for decades by the FBI. When he enlists a young journalist named David Stone (Worthington) to tell his story, the Feds use him as a pawn to track down the hundreds of millions of dollars that the mobster has been suspected of stashing.
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What We Do In The Shadows’ Jemaine Clement joins ‘Avatar’ sequel

What We Do In The Shadows’ co-creator Jemaine Clement has jumped on board James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sequels.

Clement, who takes up the role of marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin, will be joining Michelle Yeoh who will play the role of scientist Dr. Karina Mogue, Zoe Saldana, who reprises the role of the Na’vi princess Neytiri. Sam Worthington will also return as the human-turned-Na’vi Jake Sully. Sigourney Weaver and bad guy Stephen Lang will be back too. Other newcomers include ‘Game of ThronesOona Chaplin and Fear the Walking Dead’s Cliff Curtis will be joining the sequels, and Edie Falco is playing the new character General Ardmore. Kate Winslet will also be reuniting with Cameron playing the role of Ronal.

“I’ve loved Jemaine’s work for years and I’m really pumped that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favourite characters,
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Cannes Report, Day 2: ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Bacurau’ Start Strong, John Carpenter Takes a Bow

Cannes Report, Day 2: ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Bacurau’ Start Strong, John Carpenter Takes a Bow
After Cannes’ opening night film “The Dead Don’t Die” got the festival off to a somewhat slow start with mixed reviews, Wednesday’s two debuts, “Les Misérables” and “Bacurau,” proved that this year’s lineup will have some life in it.

Ladj Ly’s “Les Misérables” isn’t based on Victor Hugo’s classic story, but it’s set in the same region in France and has the spirit of the original. Ly (picture above) originally directed an acclaimed short in 2017 of the same name that set the stage for this larger feature focused on police brutality and crime. The Guardian critic said Ly’s feature debut had a dose of “humor, cynicism, energy and savvy” and was worthy of some comparisons to previous Palme d’Or winner Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan.”

Another reviewer even predicted we might already have a prize winner on our hands. “‘Les Miserables,’ Cannes
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Anthony Hayes and Sam Worthington go for ‘Gold’

Anthony Hayes.

Anthony Hayes will direct and co-star with Sam Worthington in Gold, a thriller about two guys who discover the world’s biggest gold nugget in the Australian desert.

Due to shoot in South Australia in September, the film will be produced by Deeper Water Films’ John and Michael Schwarz and Hayes’ Rogue Star Pictures.

Hayes co-wrote the script with his partner, former costumer Polly Smyth, her first writing credit.

The plot sees the men hatch a plan to excavate the gold as one leaves to secure equipment while the other stays behind to protect the discovery.

Saboteur Films, which reps Kriv StendersDanger Close: The Battle of Long Tan produced by Red Dune Productions’ Martin Walsh and the Schwarz brothers, is pitching the project at the Cannes film market.

Hayes tells If: “Polly and I wanted to come up with a smart film with few cast and one location.
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Avatar Sequels Bring in Jemaine Clement as Marine Biologist Dr. Garvin

Avatar Sequels Bring in Jemaine Clement as Marine Biologist Dr. Garvin
The cast for Avatar 2, as well as the other sequels, continues to grow as Jemaine Clement has been added to the ensemble. James Cameron has been planning out what will eventually be a five-movie saga for the better part of the last decade and production is well underway on the next installments, which will be released by Disney in the coming years, thanks to the merger with Fox. While we await some actual footage, or even photos, we have word that a very funny individual will be making his way to Pandora.

The official Twitter account for the Avatar franchise announced that Jemaine Clement, known best as one half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, has boarded the sequels. Clement will reportedly play a marine biologist by the name of Dr. Ian Garvin. The announcement (which includes a little Flight of the Conchords joke) reads as follows.
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Jemaine Clement Has Been Cast in James Cameron's Avatar Sequels

Jemaine Clement has joined the cast of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels. He will be taking on the role of a marine biologist named Dr. Ian Garvin. Cameron had this to say about the casting in a statement:

“I’ve loved Jemaine’s work for years and I’m really pumped that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favorite characters.”

I’m a fan of Clement and his work. He’s a very funny guy and I imagine he will be bringing some comic relief to these Avatar movies.

The first of the Avatar sequels is set to be released on December 17th, 2021, which is a year after what Fox had planned before it was bought by Disney. The other three Avatar sequels will be released in December of 2023, December of 2025, and finally December of 2027, when we are eight freakin’ years older than we are now.
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Jemaine Clement Joins James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Jemaine Clement Joins James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels
Jemaine Clement, the star of “Flight of the Conchords” and the creator of “What We Do In the Shadows,” is the latest actor to join the cast of James Cameron’s four “Avatar” sequels, the film announced on its social media channels Wednesday.

Clement has been cast as marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin in the films. He joins a cast that includes Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Giovanni Ribisi, David Thewlis, and Cliff Curtis among the newcomers joining Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang.

The “Avatar” sequels were recently pushed back by Disney, with the first of the four planned films will arrive on Dec. 17, 2021. It was previously scheduled to open in December 2020. The third film is delayed two years to December 2023 and the fourth bumped from December 2024 to December 2025. The fifth film is now expected to be released in December 2027.

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James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels Casts Jemaine Clement

  • Variety
James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels Casts Jemaine Clement
Jemaine Clement is joining the cast of James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels. He will play marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin.

“I’ve loved Jemaine’s work for years and I’m really pumped that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favorite characters,” Cameron said in a statement.

Avatar 2,” the first of four follow-ups, will hit theaters on Dec. 17, 2021, a year after what Fox had planned before it was bought by Disney in March. Disney announced last week that the remaining installments will be released on the same weekend every two years, alternating with “Star Wars” movies with “Avatar 3” arriving in 2023; “Avatar 4” in 2025; and finally “Avatar 5” in 2027.

The 2009 fantasy epic “Avatar” remains the all-time box office champion, with $2.8 billion worldwide. Cameron initially envisioned two sequels, but after meeting with the screenwriters, artists and designers, realized he had too much material and extended
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Jemaine Clement Joins James Cameron's 'Avatar' Sequels

Jemaine Clement Joins James Cameron's 'Avatar' Sequels
Jemaine Clement is joining James Cameron's Avatar sequels, playing marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin.

He will join fellow franchise newcomers Michelle Yeoh, Edie Falco and Kate Winslet, as well as returning players Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington.

"I’ve loved Jemaine’s work for years and I’m really pumped that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favorite characters," Cameron said Wednesday in a statement.

Disney recently pushed back the release of Fox's Avatar movies. The first of the planned sequel films will hit theaters Dec. 17, 2021; Avatar ...
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Cannes: Sam Worthington Boards Australian Thriller 'Gold'

Cannes: Sam Worthington Boards Australian Thriller 'Gold'
Avatar actor Sam Worthington is set to star in Australian thriller Gold alongside Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom, The Light Between Oceans).

Saboteur Media has come on board the project, which Hayes will direct from a script he wrote with Polly Smith.

Gold centers on two men traveling through the remote desert who stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found. They hatch a plan to protect and excavate the find, with one leaving to secure equipment and the other staying behind to protect the discovery.

The picture is being produced by John Schwarz (The Hunter’s Prayer, Killerman), Michael Schwarz (Danger Close, Deadline Gallipoli) through their ...
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Saboteur Media launches Cannes talks on Sam Worthington thriller 'Gold'

Saboteur Media launches Cannes talks on Sam Worthington thriller 'Gold'
Production scheduled to start in South Australia in September.

Sam Worthington will star in the upcoming Australian thriller Gold, which Saboteur Media represents worldwide and has introduced to Cannes buyers.

President of distribution Mark Lindsay has begun talks on the Croisette on the story about two men travelling through a remote desert who stumble across what they believe it the biggest gold nugget ever found.

They hatch a plan to excavate the treasure. One leaves to secure equipment while the other stays behind to protect the discovery.

Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom) also stars and the producers aim to announce more cast in Cannes.
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Sam Worthington To Star In Australian Thriller ‘Gold’, Saboteur Launches Sales — Cannes

  • Deadline
Saboteur Media has launched sales in Cannes on thriller Gold, which is set to star Avatar’s Sam Worthington and Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom).

Pic centers on two men traveling through the remote desert who stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found and hatch a plan to protect and excavate the gold. One leaves to secure equipment while the other stays behind to protect the discovery.

Script is from Hayes and Polly Smyth and the film will be directed by Hayes. The film is being produced by John Schwarz (The Hunter’s Prayer) and Michael Schwarz (Killerman) through their company Deeper Water Films and Hayes via Rogue Star Pictures. More cast is due to be announced during Cannes.

The Australian production was developed with the assistance of Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation and Film Victoria and is due to commence principal photography in September in South Australia.

Mark Lindsay,
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Manhunt: Unabomber: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Discovery?

Vulture Watch

How goes the Unabomber investigation? Has the Manhunt: Unabomber TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Discovery Channel? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Manhunt season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

A Discovery scripted anthology series, Manhunt: Unabomber stars Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jane Lynch, Mark Duplass, Michael Nouri, Brian d’Arcy James, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Elizabeth Reaser, Ben Weber, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers, and Brian F. O’Byrne.

Manhunt: Unabomber recounts the true story of the FBI’s pursuit of a domestic terrorist thought to be the most lethal serial bomber of all time. The action centers on innovative FBI Agent
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Manhunt

Network: Discovery Channel, Spectrum Originals.

Episodes: Ongoing (hour).

Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: August 1, 2017 — present.

Series status: Has not been cancelled.

Performers include: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jane Lynch, Mark Duplass, Michael Nouri, Brian d'Arcy James, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Elizabeth Reaser, Ben Weber, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers, and Brian F. O’Byrne.

TV show description:

A scripted anthology series, the first season of the Manhunt TV show is titled Manhunt: Unabomber, but each season concentrates on a new manhunt. After season one, the series moved from Discovery to Spectrum's on-Demand platform.

The first installment recounts the true story of the FBI's pursuit of the Unabomber. This domestic terrorist is thought to be the most lethal
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