First Image and Official Synopsis for THE FORGER Starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, and Tye Sheridan

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As acquisitions and sales at the Berlin Film Festival continue, the first image and synopsis have been released for Philip Martin‘s The Forger.  According to the synopsis, the movie” tells the story of a former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief, Ray Cutter (John Travolta) who arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, Will Cutter (Tye Sheridan). Ray and his father, Joseph Cutter (Christopher Plummer), must come together to carry out one last big job for the syndicate who financed his early release.”  I’m a bit confused by this synopsis.  If you were an art prodigy, then wouldn’t you commit counterfeiting instead of petty thievery?  That’s like being a guitar prodigy and deciding to play the slide whistle.

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Willem Dafoe Returns for FINDING DORY; Jennifer Ehle Boards FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and THE FORGER; Lake Bell Joins THE COUP

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

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Tye Sheridan Talks David Gordon Green’s JOE, Working with Terrence Malick on TREE OF LIFE, DARK PLACES, THE FORGER, and More at TIFF

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Since George Washington hit theaters in 2000, director David Gordon Green has impressed me again and again.  Whether tackling a big studio comedy like Pineapple Express, an intimate drama like Snow Angels, or outrageous characters like Kenny Powers on HBO’s Eastbound & Down, Green has repeatedly shown he’s a gifted filmmaker that can handle any subject.  In his new film, Joe, which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, he tackles the story of an ex-con (Nicolas Cage) who becomes a role model to 15-year-old Gary Jones (Tye Sheridan), the oldest child of a homeless family led by a drunk father.  Loaded with fantastic performances (including some incredible work by non-professional actors), Joe really impressed me at this year’s festival.

Shortly after the premiere I got to sit down with Sheridan for an exclusive video interview.  He talked about being at TIFF, making Joe, working with Gordon Green and Cage, working with non-actors, the way he prepares for a role, what it was like to work for Terrence Malick on The Tree of Life, what he collects, future projects like Dark Places and The Forger, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Nicole Kidman May Supplant Naomi Watts as QUEEN OF THE DESERT; Christopher Plummer Joins THE FORGER; Ben McKenzie is THE SWIMMER

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Here’s today’s helping of casting news:

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Part 1 & 2 Adds Stef Dawson; Tye Sheridan Joins John Travolta in THE FORGER; Scott Eastwood Joins David Ayer’s FURY

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Today’s latest casting news can be gleaned at a glance below:

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