Variety reports that Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Elijah Wood, and Twilight actor Cam Gigandet have all agreed to star in an English-language remake of Das Experiment, the 2001 German thriller directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and starring Moritz Bleibtreu (Run Lola Run).
Like the original, this new movie – simply titled The Experiment – will tell the story of a group of individuals selected to participate in a psychological study. They are put into a mock prison in which half of the participants are prisoners, the other half guards. As the experiment progresses, the participants fall deeper into their roles, resulting in abusive treatment.
Prison Break writer Paul Scheuring is directing the movie from his own script, which was based on the novel by Mario Giordano (who also wrote the screenplay of the 2001 movie). Inferno Entertainment and Magnet Media Group are financing the movie, which does not yet have a specific release date.
The story idea for The Experiment is based in part on the 1971 Stanford Prison Project, which involved undergraduates at Stanford participating in a similar study in the basement of the university's psychology building. The study was planned for two weeks but had to be abandoned after six days. You can read more about it on the study's official site. Posted 06.19.09 by reelz
Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables star-studded cast is adding a potential Oscar winner. The Wrestler's Mickey Rourke is set to join the production that already has Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren and recently announced Forest Whitaker set to star in the action movie. Variety reports Rourke will play an arms dealer that becomes a liason to a group of mercenaries that are trying to bring down a South American dictator.
Production begins in Brazil in March with Stallone directing from his own script. Posted 01.07.09 by Ryan
Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker headline this gritty cop drama set amidst a world of corruption and urban street justice.
Does the Training Day-esque Street Kings deliver the goods? Read our full Street Kings review to find out. Posted 04.10.08 by reelz
The Great Debaters just got nominated for Best Picture at the Golden Globes, and we know why!
Denzel + Forest = how can you go wrong?
Check out our photo gallery for the Globe contender on our Great Debaters page here! Posted 12.14.07 by reelz
Actor Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, Wild Hogs) has joined the cast of Powder Blue, a Christmas movie written and directed by Timothy Linh Bui.
The drama, which was adapted from a short story by Stephanie Gauger, will follow four desperate Los Angelenos whose fates intersect on Christmas Eve. It will also star Forest Whitaker and Jessica Biel.
The story of the Valerie Plame case will make it to the silver screen in the form of Nothing But the Truth, written and directed by Rod Lurie (The Contender). The political drama will take the perspective of former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who went to jail for refusing to reveal her sources in the Plame story.
Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, Edie Falco, and Alan Alda are in talks to star.
Source: Variety. Posted 07.19.07 by reelz