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Kevin Spacey To Be Replaced By Christopher Plummer In ‘All The Money In The World’

In a somewhat unprecedented move, Ridley Scott is set to reshoot scenes from his upcoming movie All The Money In The World, replacing actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer as John Paul Getty. This comes following sexual assault and harassment allegations against Spacey. The film’s release date of December 22nd Stateside is expected to be met with new scenes shot over the coming weeks. The news of comes after Netflix had said that they would also not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey. Options are being explored for the future of the flagship. More on the All The Money In The World Kevin Spacey exit below.

All The Money In The World Kevin Spacey Exit – Will Be Replaced By Christopher Plummer

All The Money In The World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Director Denis Villeneuve in Early Talks for ‘Cleopatra’

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Director Denis Villeneuve in Early Talks for ‘Cleopatra’
“Blade Runner 2049” helmer Denis Villeneuve is in early talks to direct Sony’s “Cleopatra,” an insider told TheWrap. The “Cleopatra” project is based on Stacy Schiff’s best-selling book, “Cleopatra: A Life.” Last year, “The Last Castle” writer David Scarpa was attached to rewrite the long-dormant biopic. More to come…
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Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World Trailer Teams Wahlberg and Spacey

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Sony Pictures has released the first trailer, poster and photo for All the Money in the World, which could very well be one of the early Oscar candidates this year, showcasing an incredible true story. Kevin Spacey stars as billionaire oil magnate J. Paul Getty, who was once considered the richest man in the history of the world, although he would not use that wealth to free his 16-year-old grandson John Paul Getty III, when he was kidnapped in 1973. What's perhaps the most impressive part of this trailer is how quickly this movie came together in the first place.

We first reported on this project almost exactly six months ago in March, when director Ridley Scott signed on to this kidnapping drama, with production slated to begin this past May, despite no cast members being attached. While production start dates often come and go without coming to fruition, the film wrapped principal photography in mid-August,
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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, and Michelle Williams Join Year-End Oscar Fray

Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, and Michelle Williams Join Year-End Oscar Fray
Mid-summer is a crucial time in the life of movies in production. Distributors have to figure out where they belong. Will they pass muster for the crazy competitive primetime award season, when scrutiny and costs are exponentially higher? Already, many movies that need a wider berth are moving into 2018. Some fortunates will be finished in time for the fall festival crucible. And others will just make it into theaters by the end of the year.

Read MoreSave the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar

That list now includes drama “All The Money In The World” (December 8, Sony), four-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott‘s starry follow-up to “Alien: Covenant.”

Written by David Scarpa (“The Last Castle,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still”) from the true story of the kidnapping of Getty Oil scion John Paul Getty III, the biopic stars Oscar perennial Michelle Williams (four nominations), two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey,
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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, and Michelle Williams Join Year-End Oscar Fray

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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, and Michelle Williams Join Year-End Oscar Fray
Mid-summer is a crucial time in the life of movies in production. Distributors have to figure out where they belong. Will they pass muster for the crazy competitive primetime award season, when scrutiny and costs are exponentially higher? Already, many movies that need a wider berth are moving into 2018. Some fortunates will be finished in time for the fall festival crucible. And others will just make it into theaters by the end of the year.

Read MoreSave the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar

That list now includes drama “All The Money In The World” (December 8, Sony), four-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott‘s starry follow-up to “Alien: Covenant.”

Written by David Scarpa (“The Last Castle,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still”) from the true story of the kidnapping of Getty Oil scion John Paul Getty III, the biopic stars Oscar perennial Michelle Williams (four nominations), two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey,
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Ridley Scott Will Direct Getty Kidnapping Drama Next

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Ridley Scott Will Direct Getty Kidnapping Drama Next
With his highly-anticipated Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant hitting theaters this May, filmmaker Ridley Scott is moving forward on his next film, which will start shooting around the same time Alien: Covenant hits theaters. The filmmaker is finalizing plans to direct All the Money in the World, based on the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, with Natalie Portman being eyed to play his mother Gail Harris. Angelina Jolie had reportedly met for the role, but couldn't sign on due to scheduling conflicts, with the director now trying to secure Natalie Portman for the role.

Deadline reports that Ridley Scott is also seeking another A-list star to play the older John Paul Getty Sr., who at the time of the kidnapping in 1973, was believed to be one of the richest men in the world with his oil fortune as the founder of the Getty Oil Company. The
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Ridley Scott To Direct ‘All The Money In The World,’ Natalie Portman Eyed To Star

  • The Playlist
Earlier today, I called Ridley Scott a “movie manufacturer” given his recent preference for all things franchise, but to be fair, every now and then he goes and makes “The Counselor” or “Exodus: Gods And Kings.” And if everything works out, he’s got another non-branded movie in the pipeline.

Deadline reports that Scott is lining up to direct the thriller “All The Money In The World.” Penned by David Scarpa (“The Last Castle,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still“), the 2015 Black List script tells the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the heir to the Getty oil fortune, and his mother’s desperate attempt to get the cash for the ransom from the boy’s stubborn grandfather.

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Sony’s Notorious ‘Cleopatra’ Biopic Back on With New Writer

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Sony’s Notorious ‘Cleopatra’ Biopic Back on With New Writer
Sony has hired “The Last Castle” writer David Scarpa to rewrite its long dormant “Cleopatra” biopic, TheWrap has learned. Angelina Jolie was once attached to star in the project, with Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal producing with David Fincher eyed to direct. The proposed film was the subject of some of the most caustic emails leaked after the Sony hack. James Cameron also previously circled the project but was kept busy by his “Avatar” sequels. Also Read: 17 Movies Shaken by Sony Hack, From 'The Interview' to 'Spectre' to 'Steve Jobs' The “Cleopatra” project is based on Stacy Schiff’s best-selling book,
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Paris Attacks Put French Terrorist Thriller ‘Made in France’ in Jeopardy

Paris — The devastating violence that hit Paris late Friday night — a coordinated series of terrorist attacks against crowded locations around the city — eerily mirrors elements of a shock thriller entitled “Made in France” directed by Nicolas Boukhrief that was set to open in French theaters next Wednesday.

Update: According to a statement issued Saturday morning, “Following the tragic events of last night, the distributor Pretty Pictures and producer Radar Films immediately decided to postpone the film’s release to an later date.”

The film, which has already raised controversy with a provocative poster depicting an Ak-47 assault rifle superimposed over the Eiffel Tower (tagline: “The threat comes from inside”), had its release canceled once before this year when original distributor Snd Distribution pulled out following the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper headquarters last January.

Whereas sensitivity to actual events motivated Snd’s decision to drop the film, Pretty
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Rod Lurie Options Crime Novel ‘Black-Eyed Susans’

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Rod Lurie Options Crime Novel ‘Black-Eyed Susans’
Exclusive: Writer-director Rod Lurie has optioned Julia Heaberlin's bestselling crime novel Black-Eyed Susans and is adapting the screenplay with his wife, author Kyra Davis. The book tells the story of the lone survivor of a serial killer who launches her own investigation after she begins having doubts about the guilt of man convicted of the crime. Lurie, whose films include The Last Castle, The Contender, Straw Dogs and Nothing But The Truth, says his Battleplan…
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Lionsgate Lands Rights to Develop TV Series, Movies, & Games From The Kingkiller Chronicles

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Take heart fans of Patrick Rothfuss' amazing fantasy books, as Lionsgate has worked a deal with the author to develop movies, a television series, and even video games based on his popular Kingkiller Chronicles! Come inside to learn more.

I'm trying to keep the fanboy in me down as I report on this one...but it's tough. Patrick Rothfuss has created a ridiculously amazing fantasy world with The Kingkiller Chronicles (starting with The Name of the Wind, and it's sequel The Wise Man's Fear) and now Lionsgate has worked out a deal to help bring it to life in a variety of ways. We've heard rumblings of this in the past, and the author has met with several studios over the last couple years about the property, but Lionsgate has snagged the deal. THR got the scoop on the deal:

The deal sets up the simultaneous development of movies, television
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Lionsgate Scores "Kingkiller Chronicle" Series

  • Dark Horizons
Lionsgate has closed a multi-platform rights deal to Patrick Rothfuss' best-selling epic fantasy book series "The Kingkiller Chronicle".

The deal allows for simultaneous development of movies, television series and video games with the goal to adapt the many of the stories across numerous mediums.

The books follow Kvothe, a magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. Two novels and three novellas have been published over the past eight years and have sold over ten million copies.

Robert Lawrence ("Clueless," "The Last Castle") will produce the film. Rothfuss reportedly met with various studios this past Summer with Lionsgate ultimately proving the winner.

Source: Heat Vision
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Lincoln Center Chaplin Gala To Fete Robert Redford

Lincoln Center Chaplin Gala To Fete Robert Redford
Has any contemporary movie star more intriguingly chafed at the gilded prison of stardom than Robert Redford? Certainly, he was not the first — or the last — matinee idol who endeavored to show us there was more to him than just a pretty face (or, in Redford’s particular case, that California tan, those blazing baby blues, and that wonderfully, ridiculously tousled hair).

Some actors, so inclined, stretch themselves in their choice of material; others add producing, directing, and even political activism to the mix. But “Bob” did all that and still felt somehow unfulfilled. So, rather like a fussy housewife forever rearranging the living room furniture, he gazed out at a sizable property he owned in the mountains of Utah and thought that an institute devoted to the cultivation and support of American independent filmmakers might look awfully nice over there.

If Sundance now seems nearly as iconic as Redford himself,
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Criterion Collection: Riot on Cell Block 11 | DVD Review

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The inspiration behind the making of Riot in Cell Block 11 is as equally fascinating as the end product. Producer Walter Wanger (who famously produced Hitchcock’s 1941 film, Foreign Correspondent, among others) was sentenced to a brief stint in prison after shooting a man he believed was having an affair with his then wife, actress Joan Bennett. The dramatic scandal would force Wanger into an experience that apparently changed his life, as leaving prison immediately saw his intense interest in getting this project off the ground, basing it on an actual event that happened in Michigan. Undeniably a semi-documentary message film, it’s an arresting prison drama that features believable performances and striking cinematography. Serving as director Don Siegel’s first major hit at the box office despite lack of female stars and subject matter, it’s his first definitive example of the themes that would mark him as Clint Eastwood
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Critics’ Choice: Joey Berlin from Bfca

Joey Berlin from the Broadcast Film Critics Association – Critics’ Choice Awards By Robert W. Welkos In 1995, Joey Berlin and Rod Lurie, two entertainment reporters and film critics who had written for rival publications, joined forces to create the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. While Lurie would go on to carve out a successful Hollywood career as a screenwriter and director with such films as “The Contender” and “The Last Castle,” Berlin hasn’t faired too badly, either, as the president of the Bfca. Starting with 44 members the first year, the Bfca’s voting membership today hovers between 285 and 290 and the organization bills itself as the largest film critics group in the U.S. and Canada. At the same time, the Bfca created the Critics’ Choice Awards, a glitzy tux-and-gown gala now televised on the CW Network that features red carpet celebrity arrivals, drawing worldwide media attention and plenty of Oscar buzz
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Enough Said Blu-Ray Review

James Gandolfini is unfortunately not particularly remembered as delivering a lot of variety. It isn’t just that Tony Soprano springs so quickly to mind, it’s that he fits so well physically with a certain type of role, that even when we try to recall his other work, the best we’re likely to come up with is Col. Winter in The Last Castle. Now, there are plenty of titles that people may then mention, which causes the standard, “Oh, yeah,” reaction, but still, when you first hear the name, you get what you get.

This is why, despite the fact that it’s difficult to make any comment at all, given the situation, I’m glad the last big effort we get from Gandolfini is Enough Said, as opposed to say, Killing Them Softly. Not only does it showcase a broader set of abilities, but hopefully it will
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2001

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Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 5 Dec 2013 - 06:54

Our voyage through history's underappreciated films arrives at the year 2001, and a vintage year for lesser-seen gems...

Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke may have seen 2001 as the year we'd head off to meet alien intelligences in the depths of space, but in reality, its cinematic landscape was dominated by fantasy rather than extra-terrestrials. Rowling and Tolkien dominated the box office, with Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and The Fellowship Of The Ring earning almost $1bn each, while Monsters, Inc and Shrek thrilled old and young audiences alike.

At the other end of the spectrum of success, 2001 was such a vintage year for movies that we had to whittle our usual selection of 25 films down from an initial selection of more than 40. This is why the decision was made - with heavy heart - to exclude some of our favourite films,
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10 Reasons Why James Gandolfini Was One of the Greatest Actors of Our Time

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10 Reasons Why James Gandolfini Was One of the Greatest Actors of Our Time
Like many people, when the announcement came through that renowned actor James Gandolfini had died of a massive heart attack at the age of 51, we couldn't believe what we were reading. It was so shocking that other news organizations like CNN thought that it might be a hoax as Gandolfini's name had been linked to such things in the past.

Sadly, this was not the case.

In the ensuing hours after the announcement a lot of things were bandied about. Causes, how the actor lived, what kind person he was... And the one constant that wasn't a surprise to anybody was the fact that James Gandolfini was one helluva an actor. Simply adding him to a movie, in a role big or small, elevated that project.

So it is with complete respect and devotion that we present 10 Reasons Why James Gandolfini Was One of the Greatest Actors of Our Time.
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R.I.P. James Gandolfini (1961-2013)

A very sad start to the day today with news that James Gandolfini - best known as the crime boss Tony Soprano in HBO's acclaimed drama series The Sopranos - has passed away aged just 51 after suffering a heart attack whilst on holiday in Rome.

Born in Westwood, New Jersey in 1961, Gandolfini began his acting career on the stage in the early 90s before making a number of film appearances throughout the decade, including roles in True Romance, Crimson Tide, Get Shorty, The Juror, Fallen and 8mm. However, his big breakthrough came in 1999 when he was cast in David Chase's The Sopranos, playing the role of troubled mobster Tony Soprano for six seasons and receiving a host of accolades for his work, including a Golden Globe and three Emmy Awards.

"He was a genius," said David Chase, paying tribute to the star. "Anyone who saw him even in the
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James Gandolfini At The Nicky Deuce Premiere

We are all still reeling from the terrible news of the passing of actor James Gandolfini yesterday after suffering a heart attack while in Rome. Gandolfini was known for his role as Tony Soprano on the hit HBO show “The Sopranos,” as well as supporting roles in 8Mm, True Romance, and The Last Castle, as well as his most recent role as Bobby Eggs in the Nickelodeon film Nicky Deuce. Gandolfini joined fellow “The Sopranos” cast members Michael Imperioli, Tony Sirico and Vincent Curatola, as well as Steve Schirripa, who co-wrote the book that the film is based on, and “iCarly” actor Noah Munck, who stars as Nicholas Borelli II, or “Nicky Deuce”.

On May 20th, 2013 I was lucky enough to photograph Mr. Gandolfini at the premiere of his most recent project, Nicky Deuce, at the Arclight in Hollywood, and would like to share those photographs with you. He was
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