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‘The Offer’: Armie Hammer to Star in Paramount+ Show About Making ‘The Godfather’

Apparently, someone just made Armie Hammer an offer he couldn’t refuse. That offer: to play producer Al Ruddy in The Offer, an upcoming television series about the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s cinematic classic The Godfather. The show is aiming to be one of the big titles for the streaming service Paramount+, which is soon being rebranded from its current name, CBS All Access. Get more info about Armie Hammer in The Offer below. Deadline reports that Hammer (The Social Network, The Lone ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Rebecca, Cbs, Armie-Hammer, Paramount, True Story, Cbs All Access, Diane Keaton, Francis Ford Coppola, Charlie, Ruddy, Dannemora, Michael Tolkin


‘The Mauritanian’ Trailer: Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch Face Off in Court in Real-Life Guantanomo Drama

STX Films has debuted the trailer for a true-life courtroom drama with such a star-studded cast that it’s no wonder they squeezed it in just under the wire for awards season. The Mauritanian is based on the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (A Prophet breakout Tahar Rahim) who, in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, was held captive and tortured by the U.S. government in Guantanamo Bay detention camp for 10 years without charge or trial. Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Shai...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Drama, New York Times, Shailene Woodley, Movie Trailers, True Story, Jodie-Foster, Foster, Kevin Macdonald, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Slahi, Rahim


Heart Biopic: ‘Portlandia’ Star Carrie Brownstein Directing Film About the Female-Led Rock Band

Heart, the rock band that rose to popularity in the 1970s and ’80s thanks to its shredding guitar riffs and powerful vocals from sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, is getting the biopic treatment. Carrie Brownstein, the Peabody Award-winning writer and actress who starred alongside Fred Armisen in the comedy series Portlandia, is set to direct the Heart biopic for Amazon Studios. In a recent interview with SiriusXM’s Lyndsey Parker (via THR), Heart co-founder, lead singer, and guitarist Ann Wilson...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Elton John, Anne Hathaway, Heart, Biopics, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Seattle, ANN, True Story, Wilson, Rami Malek, Barracuda, Sleater Kinney, Amazon Studios


Colin Hanks, Diane Guerrero, and Nelly Join Buddy Holly Biopic ‘Clear Lake’

Colin Hanks, Diane Guerrero, and hip-hop star Nelly are the latest to join the cast of Clear Lake, the upcoming biopic about the iconic 1950s musician Buddy Holly. Variety reports that Hanks, Guerrero, and Nelly have been added to the Clear Lake cast, joining Irish actor Ruairi O’Connor, who has been cast as the legendary musician. The film, directed by Bruce Beresford, will tell the story of how Holly and other musicians in the late 1950s “gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll.” Hanks, best known for...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, America, Tesla, Elton John, Bruce Beresford, Diane Guerrero, Musical, True Story, Bmg, Raleigh, Holly, Richardson, Easley


‘The Art of Political Murder’ Trailer: George Clooney Executive Produced This HBO Doc About a Murdered Bishop

HBO’s collection of new crime-centric documentaries continues next month with The Art of Political Murder, which recounts the 1998 murder of Juan Gerardi, a Guatemalan bishop and human rights activist who was killed for blaming the country’s military for some of the atrocities in its brutal, multi-decade civil war. George Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov executive produced this documentary, and a new trailer has been released which you can watch below. The Art of Political Mur...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Alabama, Oscar, George-Clooney, Movie Trailers, Guatemala, Grant, True Story, Cooper, Clooney, Paul Taylor, Francisco Goldman, Gerardi, Grant-Heslov


‘Red, White and Blue’ Trailer: John Boyega Confronts Police Brutality in Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ Film

There are few directors that have properly utilized John Boyega to his full, star-powered potential, and Steve McQueen is one of those directors. In the latest of McQueen’s Small Axe films (a collection of interrelated films), Boyega gives one of the best performances of his career as a Black police officer who faces the daunting task of trying to affect change from within a corrupt, racist system. Watch the Red, White and Blue trailer below. Red White and Blue Trailer In a drama inspir...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, London, Movies, Drama, Steve McQueen, Movie Trailers, Black Lives Matter, John Boyega, True Story, Mcqueen, Amazon Prime Video, Persia, Courttia Newland, Boyega, Leroy


Angelina Jolie to Direct ‘Unreasonable Behaviour’, the Story of War Photographer Don McCullin

It’s been a few years since Angelina Jolie got behind the camera as a director. The last film she helmed was First They Killed My Father in 2017, but soon she’ll be working on another true story in Unreasonable Behaviour, the story of British war photographer Don McCullin. And this time she’ll be getting some help from another superstar actor, with Tom Hardy stepping up to produce. Based on Don McCullin’s autobiography published in 1992 (and updated in 2017), the film will tell the story of ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Movies, Drama, Berlin Wall, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Angelina-Jolie, Raf, Nikon, Don McCullin, Tom Hardy, Baker, True Story, north London, Dean Baker


Watch: Oprah Winfrey Interviews Barack Obama During the Pandemic Using Incredible Green Screen Technology

The coronavirus pandemic has ripped through our society, leaving death and disruption in its path. One of the least important changes it has caused is that pretty much every interview now has taken on the same dull, boxy aesthetic because they’re almost always captured using programs like Zoom. Leave it to Oprah Winfrey, arguably the most famous interviewer in the world, to liven things up. In a new episode of her AppleTV+ series The Oprah Conversation, Winfrey interviewed former President Bara...
Tags: Television, Movies, California, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Oprah-Winfrey, Oprah, George Lucas, David Fincher, Robert Rodriguez, True Story, Zodiac, Video Clips, Winfrey, Oprah Obama, Tech Stuff


Taron Egerton’s ‘Tetris’ Movie Lands at Apple

After slowly dropping from a great height and rotating in the air a few times, the Tetris movie has fit snugly into place at Apple. To be clear: this isn’t a film based on the game itself. Rather, it’s about the creation of the game and its licensing around the world. Taron Egerton is set to star as Henk Rogers, the Dutch video game designer who was the first to secure the rights to distribute Tetris on consoles. Deadline has the scoop on the Tetris movie heading to Apple. Jon S. Baird is di...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Movies, Tetris, Moscow, True Story, Robert, Martin Scorsese, Antoine Fuqua, Britain America, Taron Egerton, Alexey Pajitnov, Henk Rogers, Henk, Noah Pink, Marv Films


‘Colin in Black and White’ Adds Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman as Colin Kaepernick’s Adoptive Parents

Colin in Black and White, the upcoming Netflix limited series about the adolescent life of activist Colin Kaepernick, has added two new cast members: Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerman. Parker and Offerman will play Teresa and Rick Kaepernick, the adoptive parents of Colin Kaepernick, who “must navigate what it means to raise a Black child in a predominantly white family and community.” Ava DuVernay will serve as executive producer along with Kaepernick. Mary-Louise Parker and Nick Offerma...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Colin Kaepernick, America, Netflix, Nick Offerman, Ava Duvernay, True Story, Black, Ava, Colin, Kaepernick, Teresa, DuVernay, Offerman


Jonah Hill’s Second Feature Film Will Be a Therapy Documentary for Netflix

Writer/producer/actor/director Jonah Hill‘s feature directorial debut, the skateboarder coming of age story Mid90s, didn’t make much of a splash when it premiered back in 2018 (although our review was very positive). But his next film is tackling a subject that has too often been considered taboo in the United States: therapy. Hill is already in production on his second movie, an untitled documentary which is intended to provide a helpful and non-cheesy look at therapy as framed by Hill’s own t...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Netflix, United States, Jonah-Hill, Joaquin Phoenix, True Story, Don, Hill, Phil, Collider, Phil Stutz, Bandersnatch, Emma Stone Everyone


‘Killers of the Flower Moon’: Leonardo DiCaprio Demanded Rewrites on the Upcoming Martin Scorsese Movie

Killers of the Flower Moon, a film that will reunite Martin Scorsese with both Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, was supposed to start filming in March of this year. That didn’t happen, thanks to the coronavirus. And it seems that screenwriter Eric Roth has used that delay to work on rewrites for the film – rewrites requested (or perhaps we should say “demanded”) by DiCaprio. It was previously rumored that the film ran into behind-the-scenes issues when DiCaprio decided he wanted to play a ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, America, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Robert-De-Niro, Oklahoma, Paramount, Eric-Roth, True Story, Martin-Scorsese, Indiewire, DiCaprio, Roth, Tom White, Killers of the Flower Moon, Texas Ranger


‘Safety’ Trailer: Disney+ Debuts an Inspirational True-Life Football Drama

Disney is never lacking in inspirational true-life stories, and now, neither will Disney+. The Disney streaming platform released the trailer for its latest original film, Safety, an inspirational sports drama based on the true story of former Clemson University football safety Ray McElrathbey and how he raised his 11-year-old brother while becoming a football star. Watch the Safety trailer below. Safety Trailer They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in the case of Disney+’s ...
Tags: Movies, Safety, Disney, Sports, Movie Trailers, Clemson, True Story, Ray, Campbell, Clemson University, Hudlin, Jay Reeves, Nick Santora, Mark Ciardi, Reginald Hudlin Marshall, Tax Collector


‘The Fighting Shirley Chisholm’: Danai Gurira to Play the Groundbreaking 1972 Presidential Hopeful

Danai Gurira (Black Panther, The Walking Dead) is set to star in The Fighting Shirley Chisholm, a movie about the United States of America’s first Black congresswoman who went on to make history yet again by running for president in 1972. Variety reports that Gurira, who appeared in last year’s Avengers: Endgame and is rumored to show up in Legendary’s giant monster movie Godzilla vs. Kong next year, will play Shirley Chisholm, taking over in a role that was once earmarked for Viola Davis (Fe...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Danai Gurira, Casting, America, United States, Davis, True Story, Black, Kamala Harris, Political, United States of America, Variety, Kong, Amazon Studios


Mark Wahlberg Movie ‘Joe Bell’ Recut and Coming to Theaters in February 2021

After shooting Spenser Confidential for Netflix, Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg took a brief detour away from the action genre to make Good Joe Bell, a film inspired by the true story of a man who walked across the country to crusade against bullying. The movie played on the film festival circuit and received middling reviews (including from us at /Film), but Solstice Studios has since re-edited it, given it the new title of simply Joe Bell, and will be releasing it in theaters in February 2021, i...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Oregon, New York City, United States, Mark-Wahlberg, Oscar, Tommy Lee Jones, Russell Crowe, True Story, Cary Fukunaga, Joe, Diane Warren, Robert Duvall, Wahlberg, Larry McMurtry


‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Review Round-Up: Ron Howard’s Shameless Oscar Bait Drama is Very, Very Bad

In 2016, J.D. Vance published his memoir Hillbilly Elegy, which became a nationwide sensation after the election of Donald Trump, with media pundits scrambling to understand Trump’s influence over the rust belt states, or “Trump country,” as it was dubbed. Four years and one Trump presidential election loss later, Ron Howard‘s adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy hits Netflix and the Oscar contender circuit, complete with transformative scenery-chewing performances from Oscar nominees Glenn Close and ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, America, Netflix, New York Times, Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Vox, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Ron-Howard, True Story, Trump, Adams, Indiewire


‘Small Axe’ Trailer: Steve McQueen’s Anthology Series Invites You to Sing the Song of Revolution

Many feature filmmakers have been making the leap to TV lately, but Steven McQueen’s TV debut Small Axe is a little different for a few reasons: it’s on a streaming platform, and it’s not really TV. McQueen’s Small Axe anthology is a collection of five feature films centering on London’s West Indian community from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, starring high profile stars like Letitia Wright and John Boyega. Several of the films made their debut at the 2020 virtual New York Film Festival, but...
Tags: Amazon, London, Movies, Education, Drama, US, Bbc, Steve-McQueen, John Boyega, True Story, Black, Mcqueen, Mangrove, Red White and Blue, TV Trailer, Jack Lowden


‘Mosul’ Trailer: Russo Brothers-Produced Netflix Thriller Follows Iraqi SWAT Team Fighting ISIS Militants

Joe and Anthony Russo are giving a boost to a new international action film by a first-time director through their deal with Netflix, which has produced hits like the Chris Hemsworth-starring Extraction. But the Russo brothers are taking a gamble with the newest action thriller, Mosul, which eschews a big-name star and is entirely in Arabic. Based on a true story, Mosul follows an Iraqi SWAT team as they fight to defend their homes from ISIS militants. Watch the Mosul trailer below. Mosul T...
Tags: Isis, Movies, Kingdom, War, Netflix, Thriller, Brad Pitt, Chris Hemsworth, Movie Trailers, Deepwater Horizon, Russo brothers, True Story, Anthony, Joe, Mosul, Russo


‘The Lost King’: Richard III’s Remains Were Discovered Under a Parking Garage, and There Will Be a Film About It

Are you ready for a Philomena reunion? Good, because English actor, writer, and comedian Steve Coogan (Philomena) is reuniting with his old Philomena co-writer Jeff Pope to tackle the screenplay for The Lost King, a new drama/comedy from Philomena director Stephen Frears. Will Dame Judi Dench, who actually played the titular Philomena, eventually get involved and make this reunion even more robust? One can only hope. As for The Lost King, the film is based on the true story of the unlikely disc...
Tags: UK, Comedy, Movies, Greece, Drama, Casting, The Times, Pope, Leicester, Richard, Richard III, Stephen Frears, True Story, Philomena, Jeff Pope, Langley


‘Mank’ Review: David Fincher Creates a Gorgeous, Old School Hollywood Drama About Movies, Politics, and the Messy Art of Burning Bridges

“It isn’t enough to tell us what a man did. You’ve got to tell us who he was.” – Citizen Kane Herman J. Mankiewicz, genius Hollywood screenwriter, has been sent away to Arizona. Broken – his leg is in a thick cast following a car accident – and eager to get drunk at the drop of a hat, Mank – as everyone calls him – has been tasked with hammering out a screenplay for Hollywood’s new golden boy, Orson Welles. And Mank has a whopper of an idea: he’s going to write about newspaper tycoon William Ra...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, California, Russia, Orson Welles, Features, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Gary-Oldman, David-Fincher, Collins, MGM, True Story, Trent Reznor, Kane


Musician Biopic Blitz! Timothée Chalamet Bob Dylan Movie Seems to Be On Hold; Wendell Pierce is Playing B.B. King; Alex Winter’s ‘Zappa’; Bee Gees Documentary

Musician biopics are nothing new, but we seem to be experiencing an explosion of them lately – primarily because they tend to be Oscar bait. The Academy just can’t resist going gaga over watching an actor slap on a wig and pretend to be a famous rock star. So it goes! There are a few different musician biopics and documentaries headed our way, and with them comes the following updates. Timothée Chalamet Bob Dylan Biopic On Hold?  James Mangold is set to direct a Bob Dylan biopic starring ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Bob Dylan, Musical, Lucasfilm, Frank Zappa, King, True Story, Gail Zappa, Kenan Thompson, Frank, Wendell Pierce, Dylan, Zappa, Pierce


‘Veneno’ Trailer: The Story of La Veneno Comes to HBO Max

Cristina Ortiz, AKA La Veneno, was a Spanish singer, actress, sex worker, media personality, and one of the first transgender women to become widely known in Spain. She rose to fame in the 1990s before vanishing from public life and then returning to TV for appearances. By this time, the internet had become a more common thing, leading younger generations to discover her. That sets the stage for Veneno, a new HBO Max series about a young journalist who discovers, and is drawn to, La Veneno. Wat...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Spain, True Story, Cristina, Valeria, TV Trailer, Veneno, Javier Calvo, HBO Max, Ambrosi, Lola Dueñas, Javier Ambrosi, La Veneno, Cristina Ortiz AKA La Veneno


Rachel Bloom Is Making an NSYNC Superfan Movie with Boy Band Member Lance Bass

From the late 1990s through the early 2000s, boy bands were all the rage, and one of the best and most popular was undoubtedly NSYNC. Comprised of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Joey Fatone, the pop musical group had tons of hit singles and millions of adoring fans around the world. Since the nostalgia for that time is increasing everyday, it should come as no surprise that there’s an NSYNC-centric movie in the works for the Sony Pictures arm TriStar. Crazy Ex-...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, US, Sony, Sony Pictures, Jc Chasez, Justin-Timberlake, The Washington Post, Joey Fatone, Lance-Bass, True Story, Rachel Bloom, TriStar Pictures, Bloom, Sandberg, NSYNC


‘The Crown’ Season 4 Trailer: The Queen and Margaret Thatcher Face Off

Heavy is the head that wears the crown, but heavier is the wig that Gillian Anderson wears to play the Iron Lady herself, Margaret Thatcher. Britain’s first female prime minister makes her debut in The Crown season 4, immediately crossing (proverbial) swords with Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and making enemies left and right. But the royal family have even more things to worry about, with the arrival of Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin. Watch The Crown season 4 trailer below. The Cr...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Britain, Margaret Thatcher, Diana, Gillian Anderson, Olivia Colman, Charles, Imelda Staunton, True Story, Anderson, Thatcher, Elizabeth, Margaret


‘Stardust’ Trailer: This Is Not the David Bowie Movie You’ve Been Waiting For

David Bowie passed away nearly five years ago after giving us a life full of incredible music, mesmerizing style, and endless inspiration. He’s a legend who deserves the ultimate biopic about his life and career. Unfortunately, the upcoming movie Stardust starring Johnny Flynn as the iconic recording artist doesn’t look like the kind of cinematic tribute that fans are waiting for. The first Stardust trailer has arrived, and it looks like it’s desperately trying to be Bohemian Rhapsody, but with...
Tags: Movies, Drama, John Lennon, America, David, David Bowie, Johnny Flynn, John, Kevin James, Mars, Movie Trailers, George W Bush, True Story, Ifc Films, Mercury Records, Stardust


‘Respect’ and ‘Rumble’ Evacuate January 2021 Release Dates, ‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel Removed from Calendar

Last week, Sony Pictures delayed Ghostbusters: Afterlife from its March 2021 release date for a hopefully more certain release date later that summer. It turns out they aren’t the only ones worried about the early months of next year being a viable release window in theaters. MGM has pushed back their Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, and Paramount Pictures is delaying their animated monster wrestling movie Rumble, both previously slated for release in mid-January 2021. Meanwhile, MGM has also re...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Aretha Franklin, Sports, Animation, Sequels, Respect, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Terry Crews, MGM, Tomb raider, True Story, Video Game, Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Hudson


‘Mank’ is Supposed to Look, and Sound, Like a Long-Lost Older Film

David Fincher‘s Mank is headed our way, marking Fincher’s return to feature filmmaking after 2014’s Gone Girl. The feature will see Fincher heading back to Hollywood in the 1930s, telling the story of Herman J. Mankiewicz, writer of Citizen Kane. It’s Fincher’s first movie in black and white, and in a new interview, Fincher details the work that went into not just making a black and white movie, but making a movie that’s supposed to look – and sound – old. Mank I’ve seen Mank, and while...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, David-Fincher, True Story, Ucla, Martin Scorsese, Fincher, Ren Klyce, Mank, Herman J Mankiewicz, Vulture Fincher


‘Selena: The Series’ Trailer: A Tejano Star is Born in New Netflix Series

Get ready to bidi bidi bom bom your way to Netflix this December for Selena: The Series, the drama series adaptation of the life of Selena Quintanilla, the “Queen of Tejano Music” whose meteoric career was tragically cut short. Netflix has released the official Selena: The Series trailer, which you can watch (and groove to) below. Selena The Series Trailer After the major success of the 1997 Selena, which earned star Jennifer Lopez a Golden Globe nomination and launched the actress-sing...
Tags: Texas, Television, Movies, Drama, Mexico, America, Netflix, Jennifer Lopez, Musical, True Story, Golden Globe, Corpus Christi, Lopez, Selena, Zamora, Selena Quintanilla


Richard Pryor Biopic to Be Written and Directed by ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris

In 2009, Eddie Murphy was set to star in a Richard Pryor biopic for Dreamgirls director Bill Condon. Years later, Mike Epps was supposed to play Pryor for filmmaker Lee Daniels. Neither of those versions never ended up happening, but Hollywood is still itching to mine comedic and dramatic glory from Pryor’s whirlwind life. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is the latest person to take a swing at a Pryor biopic. A new report says Barris will write the script and make his feature directorial debut w...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Kenya, Biopics, Mel Brooks, Bill Condon, MGM, True Story, Lee Daniels, Eddie Murphy, Brewster, Sanford, Mike Epps, Richard Pryor


‘Mank’ Trailer: Gary Oldman is an Unraveling 1930s Hollywood Writer in David Fincher’s Netflix Film

No one can play an unraveling genius like Gary Oldman, though the “genius” part may be in question in David Fincher‘s highly anticipated return to feature filmmaking, Mank. Fincher’s first film in six years is a portrait of 1930s Hollywood, with Oldman’s Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz at the center — though most people just call him Mank. Watch the official Mank trailer below. Mank Trailer Fincher’s first film since 2014’s Gone Girl has been long in the making. Penned by...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Orson Welles, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Gary-Oldman, David-Fincher, Eric Roth, True Story, Kane, Tom Burke, David O Selznick, OLDMAN, Fincher, Mankiewicz