Cross Creek Pictures has announced that production is underway on writer/director Scott Frank’s (The Lookout) crime thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones. Filming is taking place in New York on the pic, which stars Liam Neeson as an alcoholic ex-cop who investigates the kidnapping of a heroin drug lord’s wife, teaming up with a heroin trafficker and his brother to hunt down the men responsible for the crime. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Boyd Holbrook (Milk) star as the trafficker and his brother, respectively, and Ruth Wilson (Anna Karenina) is also onboard as Neeson’s former colleague.
The film is based on one of a series of Matt Scudder crime novels by author Lawrence Block. David Harbour (End of Watch), Mark Consuelos (American Horror Story), and Astro (The X-Factor) round out the cast. Hit the jump to read the full press release, which includes the official synopsis.
A host of new talent has joined writer/director Peter Landesman’s JFK feature film, Parkland. Newly on board the Tom Hanks-produced assassination picture are Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Colin Hanks (King Kong), Ron Livingston (Office Space), James Badge Dale (The Departed) and David Harbour (Quantum of Solace). The actors join Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacki Weaver.
Parkland will film in Austin and Dallas with an expected release date somewhere around the 50th anniversary of the assassination that occurred on November 22, 1963. Hit the jump for a list of the actors involved in Parkland and the roles they’ll be playing, along with the full press release.
We’ve been sent the first images from the drama Between Us starring Melissa George, Taye Diggs, David Harbour, and Julia Stiles. The film “explores the bittersweet friendships between two couples who meet as old friends and discover their lives are tarnished by money, success, sex, and children.” If anyone wants to tarnish my life with the first three, go right on ahead.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film is currently in post-production and being shopped around the Berlin Film Festival for domestic distribution.
We have some assorted casting news for you this afternoon. First up, Lindsay Lohan has dropped out of the role of Victoria Gotti in Gotti: Three Generations. According to TMZ “money was an issue, but the various demands of her management team just got out of control.” Apparently no one told Lohan’s management team that their client’s work was going straight-to-DVD and that a supporting role alongside John Travolta and Joe Pesci might be a worthwhile career boost. The news of Lohan’s departure comes on the heels of director Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook) leaving the project earlier this week.
Hit the jump for casting news regarding Nicholas Stoller’s Five Year Engagement and an adaptation of the off-Broadway production Between Us.
[Update: THR now reports that Lohan will be appearing in Gotti, but not as Victoria. She'll now take on the role of John Gotti Jr.'s wife.]
A new international trailer for Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet has gone online. There’s just enough new footage to make it worth your time. While the trailer itself doesn’t sway me one way or another, reports are starting to leak out that the film is getting a highly positive reaction.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The Green Hornet stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, and Christoph Waltz. It’s set to open in 3D on January 14, 2011.
Sony has finally released a real trailer for Michel Gondry’s Green Hornet and I think it looks great. While I wasn’t sure what to expect from a film that has Seth Rogen as the lead in an action movie, I’m a lot more on board with the film after watching the trailer as Green Hornet isn’t trying to sell Rogen as some hard core fighter. Instead, Rogen plays a spoiled rich kid who after the mysterious death of his father, decides to get his act together by fighting crime in the city. I can buy that premise.
While Green Hornet has been battling some negative buzz online, I think this trailer is going to shut a lot of people up. Judge the footage for yourself after the jump – and take a look at a few new high res images and the updated synopsis:
For his first regular stint on television, Jason Patric (The Losers) will join the HBO comedy Tilda, which centers around a “a powerful female online Hollywood journalist with a no-holds-barred style.” According to Deadline, Patric will play Tilda’s nemesis Andrew Brown, the head of a media empire the blogger is trying to expose.
Diane Keaton and Ellen Page signed on to headline a cast that also includes Wes Bentley, David Harbour and Leland Orser; Tilda was developed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) and Cynthia Mort (Tell Me You Love Me). This represents a return to HBO for Patric, who played a version of himself in season five of Entourage as Vince’s co-star on the failed firefighter flick Smokejumpers.
While many thought “The Green Hornet” would never get made due to all the problems finding a director and Kato, thanks to a press release from Columbia Pictures, we know filming has actually begun!
I know some of you aren’t excited to see “Green Hornet” and to those…I’m sorry. Because any film directed by Michel Gondry is worth seeing and this is going to be the biggest budget he’s ever had. Come on…aren’t you a little bit curious? Anyway, I’ve posted the press release after the jump so take a look: