"There's no honor in the busines no more. Shoot em."
Journey back to the days of Prohibition, when simply wetting your whistle was a punishable offense and bootlegging moonshine was a viable family business venture. bottoms up! >> Posted 11.27.12 by BrentJS
The Weinstein Company has released a series of stylish character posters for director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new period bootlegging movie, Lawless, to help get you acquainted with the movie's gangsters, their dames, and the cop who pursues them.
Written by Nick Cave (The Proposition), who also provided the music for the movie, Lawless is based on Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World, which chronicled the story of his grandfather and granduncles, bootleggers in rural Virginia during the Great Depression. The story revolves around three brothers — Jack (Shia LaBeouf), Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Howard (Jason Clarke) — who defy Prohibition in their quest for the American Dream. The cast includes Gary Oldman as the gangster Floyd Banner; Mia Wasikowska as Bertha Minnix, a preacher's daughter who Jack desperately tries to impress; Jessica Chastain as Maggie, a woman with a mysterious past who puts a spell on Forrest; and Guy Pearce as Charles Rakes, the lawman determined to bring the brothers to justice. see the posters >> Posted 05.20.12 by BrentJS
Writer-director Stephen Norrington (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Blade) has been attached to a new version of The Crow since 2008, and admitted in February that he had "opened discussions with major cast but nothing is final." Those discussions seemed to be in fine form when Mark Wahlberg was rumored for the lead role earlier this week. Mania contacted Norrington about the casting, who could only confirm that he was no longer involved with the project.
what happened? >> Posted 10.22.10 by Ryan
I don't know about that story but I can tell you I'm no longer involved with The Crow.
There's been scant little news about writer-director Stephen Norrington's planned new live-action feature based on The Crow comic book created by James O'Barr since it was first announced back in December 2008. Edward R. Pressman, who produced The Crow (1994) and its three sequels, is also producing the as-yet-untitled new Crow movie and said last month that Norrington had completed a "terrific" script for the movie and that an offer had gone out to a "major actor" for the lead role. Apparently, Norrington's script wasn't as polished as Pressman originally let on, because TheWrap has just reported that musician and screenwriter Nick Cave has been brought in to do script rewrites. Announcement forthcoming about lead role actor? >> Posted 07.30.10 by BrentJS
Earlier today, JoBlo posted some interesting news regarding the next project from Australian director John Hillcoat, who helmed The Road and The Proposition. According to a newly released poster, the title of the project is The Promised Land. Shia LaBeouf and Ryan Gosling are confirmed as cast members. However, Scarlett Johansson, who was also expected to star, is missing from the list. In her place is Amy Adams, who was nominated for an Oscar for her work in Doubt and most recently starred in Julie & Julia.
Nick Cave is adapting the screenplay from Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World, which tells the story of a family of thieves and smugglers in Virginia during the Great Depression. The novel is based in part on the experiences of Bondurant's family.
While LaBeouf and Gosling will likely play brother members of the "Bondurant Boys," it's unclear what Adams's role will be. No release date or other casting decisions have been announced. Posted 11.30.09 by reelz
Variety reports that Dimension Films has pushed back the release date for The Road to November 25. The movie, which stars Viggo Mortenson and Charlize Theron, was originally scheduled for an October 16 release.
Dimension head Bob Weinstein said the date was moved back in order to position it for Golden Globe contention, dispelling the notion that the studio pushed back the release due to worries about how the audience would receive it.
We've been getting great audience reaction at Venice and Telluride.... We feel that this is a commercial film that's worthy of a wide release.
The Road tells the story of a father (Mortenson) and his son wandering south across a post-apocalyptic America, largely devoid of plant and animal life, where many people have turned to cannibalism. Robert Duvall and Guy Pearce also star.
The script from Joe Penhall is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy, who also wrote the fatalistic No Country for Old Men. Behind the camera is John Hillcoat, the Aussie who brought Nick Cave's fantastically dark Western The Proposition to cinematic life. Posted 09.09.09 by reelz
Cinema Blend has just posted five extended clips from The Road, which stars Viggo Mortenson and Charlize Theron. For those unfamiliar, the story involves a father (Mortenson) and his son wandering south across a post-apocalyptic America, which is largely devoid of plant and animal life, thus turning many people to cannibalism.
The movie promises to be a dark, emotionally charged affair. The script from Joe Penhall is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy, who also wrote the fatalistic No Country for Old Men. Behind the camera is John Hillcoat, the Aussie who brought Nick Cave's fantastically dark Western The Proposition to cinematic life.
The folks at Cinema Blend seem very excited by these clips, giving them very high endorsements. As a result, we're excited too, and we can't wait to get a look at this movie, which promises to be pretty amazing both dramatically and stylistically. The Road, due in theaters October 16, also stars Robert Duvall and Guy Pearce. Posted 09.04.09 by reelz