A biopic about Hall-of-Fame baseball star Jackie Robinson was first announced in June, and may be courting its first actor.
Vulture reports Jack Nicholson has been offered an unspecified role in the movie, titled 42 after Robinson's jersey number. The report speculates that Nicholson could be asked to play Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers executive who signed Robinson to a minor-league contract in 1945. Rickey would sign Robinson to a Major League contract two years later, making Robinson the first African-American player to join the league.
Brian Helgeland, who wrote the screenplays for last year's Robin Hood and L.A. Confidential, and wrote and directed 2001's A Knight's Tale, is attached to write and direct the biopic, with Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson collaborating to maintain biographical authenticity. more added to The Dark Knight Rises; Noreiga to take on Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand >> Posted 10.14.11 by Ryan
The trailer for director Mateo Gil's new Western, Blackthorn, was released at the end of last month, and now Magnolia Pictures has two preview clips to advertise the movie, already available on video-on-demand and entering theaters next month.
Blackthorn stars Sam Shepard as the infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy in a story that follows the legend that Cassidy didn't perish at the hands of Bolivian police in 1908 as depicted in 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Living in Bolivia under the name James Blackthorn, Cassidy decides to head back to America, a plan that becomes deadly when he meets up with young criminal Apocada (Eduardo Noriega), who has come upon a large amount of money from a mining company. The two preview clips show that, once again, friendship comes with consequences. watch the clips >> Posted 09.08.11 by Ryan
The first trailer has been released for Blackthorn, the English-language debut movie for director Mateo Gil, known for his screenplays for Vanilla Sky and The Sea Inside.
The movie explores the myth that notorious train and bank robber Butch Cassidy survived the fatal shooting he and his partner the Sundance Kid suffered in the hands of Bolivian police in 1908, and sees Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright, actor, and director Sam Shepard play Cassidy. The former outlaw is living in Bolivia under the name James Blackthorn and becomes embroiled in his last adventure while trying to travel back to the United States. Blackthorn debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, after which Magnolia Pictures picked up the U.S. distribution rights.
Shot entirely in Bolivia, the terrain is beautifully shot by Gil, and looks every bit the classic American Western as the last Butch Cassidy movie, 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.26.11 by Ryan