NICOLAS CAGE, LAURENCE FISHBURNE, LESLIE BIBB, BARRY PEPPER, ADAM GOLDBERG, CLIFTON COLLINS JR., COLE HAUSER, PETER FACINELLI STARRING IN “RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL”


EXCLUSIVE: RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL is produced by Michael Mendelsohn (Cut Throat City, Hangman, Zeroville, USS Indianapolis, I Am
Wrath, Lord of War, Air Force One, The Matrix, and Reservoir Dogs) and Jim Steele, with Mike Nilon, Etchie Stroh, and Natalie
Perrotta as Executive Producer(s). Carlos Osorio and Juan Diego Villegas are Co-Producers. Juan Pablo Solano is a Co-Producer
and a Line Producer. Kristopher Wynne is a Line Producer.

Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/nicolas-cage-starring-drug-thriller-running-devil-1094217

 


Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Eiza González, T.I. To Star In Heist Film ‘Cut Throat City’ With RZA Directing


EXCLUSIVE: Empire star Terrence HowardWesley Snipes (Blade), Eiza González (Baby Driver), rapper and actor Tip “T.I.” Harris (Ant-Man), Demetrius Shipp Jr. (All Eyez on Me) and Shameik Moore (Netflix’s The Get Down) have all been tapped to star in post-Katrina heist drama, Cut Throat City, with Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA at the helm. The pic, currently filming in New Orleans, is produced by Elliott Michael Smith of Rumble Riot Pictures,  Michael Mendelsohn of Patriot Pictures, William Clevinger, Kyle Tekiela, Sean Lydiard, Film Wealth, and RZA.

Source: http://deadline.com/2017/12/terrence-howard-wesley-snipes-eiza-gonzalez-t-i-film-cut-throat-city-rza-director-1202226662/

 


Al Pacino And Karl Urban Play Hangman With A Serial Killer In New Trailer

If you start a trailer set to the Animals’ House of the Rising Sun, you’re going to get my attention. Add the fact it’s a murder mystery starring Al Pacino and Karl Urbanand I’ll be buying my ticket before the trailer ends. That trailer is for the new film Hangman.

They synopsis for the film is rather simple:

“A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children’s game Hangman.”

The film is being helmed by former stuntman turned director Johnny Martin based on a script by Michael Caissie and Charles Huttinger, as well as Phil Hawkins. Pacino plays homicide detective Ray Archer, who had his badge number left at the scene of a murder. He is teamed with Will Ruiney (Urban), a criminal profiler and they are being shadowed by a journalist named Christi Davies (Brittany Snow). As the synopsis says, there is a notoriously vicious serial killer who is playing a twisted game of Hangman — and it is somehow tied to Archer’s past.

The film is being helmed by former stuntman turned director Johnny Martin based on a script by Michael Caissie and Charles Huttinger, as well as Phil Hawkins. Pacino plays homicide detective Ray Archer, who had his badge number left at the scene of a murder. He is teamed with Will Ruiney (Urban), a criminal profiler and they are being shadowed by a journalist named Christi Davies (Brittany Snow). As the synopsis says, there is a notoriously vicious serial killer who is playing a twisted game of Hangman — and it is somehow tied to Archer’s past.

Hangman

It’s hard to tell exactly how the Hangman game is working. The game involves guessing letters to try to figure out a word and wrong guess ads a piece to the person being hung until either the word is solved or the person is hung. It’s basically what Wheel of Fortune is. But how the killer is using it is unclear in the trailer.


Source: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/10/20/al-pacino-karl-urban-hangman-new-trailer/


‘Hangman’ Trailer: Al Pacino Plays Deadly Game With Serial Killer

“I don’t want to see them die for what I did,” growls Al Pacino as the grizzled homicide detective in Johnny Martin’s upcoming crime thriller Hangman. This new trailer doesn’t make clear exactly what Pacino did – whether he missed a vowel or consonant in the child’s game of the title, or maybe something worse – but victims are hanging around all over town.

Set to the tune of “House of the Rising Sun,” the trailer introduces us to Pacino’s homicide detective Ray Archer and his criminal-profiling partner Will Ruiney (Karl Urban). They’re trying to catch a notoriously vicious serial killer who is playing a twisted version of the kids’ game Hangman. Brittany Snow plays journalist Christi Davies, shadowing the detectives.

Martin, exec producing along with Jonathan Saba, directed from a script by Michael Caissie & Charles Huttinger, and Phil Hawkins.

Saban Films and Lionsgate will release the film on Ultra VOD November 24, and in theaters and On Demand December 22.

Play along with Hangman and take a look at the trailer above.


Source: http://deadline.com/2017/10/hangman-trailer-al-pacino-karl-urban-deadly-game-serial-killer-1202191949/


Brainstorm Media Acquires Sundance Pic ‘I Am Michael’, Sets January Theatrical Release Date

Brainstorm Media has picked up distribution rights to writer-director Justin Kelly’s I Am Michael starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto, and Emma Roberts, and will released the indie in U.S. theaters and on digital January 27. The pic premiered at Sundance last year and is produced by Franco and Vince Jolivette of Rabbit Bandini, Michael Mendelsohn of Patriot Pictures, and Scott Reed and Ron Singer of That’s Hollywood and exec produced by Gus Van Sant.

Based on Benoit Denizet-Lewis’ New York Times article My Ex-Gay Friend, the film tells the true-life story of Michael Glatze (Franco), a high profile queer youth activist who created national controversy when denounced his gay lifestyle and became a straight Christian pastor. It follows Michael from his life in San Francisco with his boyfriend Bennett (Quinto),  to his days of personal self-discovery and religious reawakening. He lands at a Christian Bible school in rural Wyoming where he meets his girlfriend, Rebekah (Roberts), and becomes the pastor of his own church.

The picture is financed by Mendelsohn’s Union Patriot Capital Management, LLC.

The deal was negotiated between Brian O’Shea of The Exchange, Michelle Shwarzstein for Brainstorm Media, and Mendelsohn.


Source: http://deadline.com/2016/11/brainstorm-media-acquires-i-am-micheal-january-release-date-1201861510/ 


Sarah Shahi Joins Al Pacino In ‘Hangman’

“Sarah Shahi has been added to the cast of Johnny Martin’s crime thriller Hangman alongside Al Pacino, Karl Urban, and Brittany Snow. The film follows a homicide detective (Pacino) who teams up with a criminal profiler (Urban) to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children’s game Hangman. Shahi will play police Captain Lisa Watson. Patriot Pictures and Union Patriot Capital Management’s Michael Mendelsohn produces with Cheyenne Enterprises’ Arnold Rifkin. Union Patriot Capital is also financing the project. Etchie Stroh is exe producing. Shahi’s credits include Fairly LegalPerson of Interest, Ray Donovan, and The Sopranos. She is repped by CAA, McKeon/Myones Entertainment, and Meyer & Downs.”

Article by  from Deadline Magazine

Sarah Shahi Joins Al Pacino In ‘Hangman’; Indie Thriller ‘Getaway Girls’ Rounds Its Cast

 


Vengeance: A Love Story is Rated 4 STARS by Battleroyal!

“How provocatively can a woman behave before she’s asking to be sexually assaulted? How far, before any battering she receives becomes her fault, and not that of her attackers? The answer is of course that there is NO distance a woman can go before she deserves to be raped, but these are the questions being put to the good folk of Niagara Falls, NY, in this, the new film by director Johnny Martin (Delirium). Based on the 2003 novella Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates, Vengeance: A Love Story plays in many ways like an eighties/nineties thriller (I mean that in its best sense, it should be noted). This feeling is no doubt augmented by the star turns of both Don Johnson (Miami Vice) in strutting peacock mode as cocksure defender Jay Kirkpatrick and of a (thankfully) largely restrained Nicolas Cage (Face/Off) as John Dromoor, the detective determined to dispense justice when the law will not. But for me, the real stars here are Anna Hutchison (The Cabin in the Woods) as Teena, the victim of the attack, Deborah Kara Unger (Payback) as Agnes, Teena’s devastated mother, and especially Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave) as Bethie, the girl who witnessed the entire assault on her mother. I expected to find myself referring to Miss Bateman as a newcomer but this is her fifteenth picture and, given her ability on display here, I really shouldn’t have been surprised.

In addition to the rape itself which is brutal but mercifully brief, Vengeance: A Love Story is often a hard watch, from the various scenes of young Bethie being harried in her small town by the friends and relatives of the rapists, to the court scenes in which Teena is pulled to pieces all over again in an entirely different but hardly less inhuman manner. Things become decidedly more “John Wick” much later on but this is of course a good thing, with the Niagara Falls themselves being used to quite beautiful effect in one instance.

Vengeance: A Love Story never drags, in fact it feels all-too-brief; Nicolas Cage drips laconic menace throughout, and the movie – due out on March 27th, 2017 – comes highly recommended. Four stars.”

 

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James Franco Starrer 'I Am Michael' to Be Released by Brainstorm Media

Written and directed by Justin Kelly, the film tells the true story of a gay activist who became a straight Christian pastor.

Brainstorm Media, the Beverly Hills-based indie distributor, has acquired writer-director Justin Kelly’s I Am Michael, starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts, which it will open theatrically Jan. 27 in 10 markets along with a day-and-date VOD release.

Based on a New York Times magazine article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis, the film, which debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, tells the true story of Michael Glatze, played by Franco, who was a high-profile gay youth activist who provoked controversy when he became a straight Christian pastor and claimed he was no longer gay. Quinto plays Glatze’s boyfriend, while Roberts plays the woman who becomes his girlfriend

“I Am Michael is an incredibly original film on a very important topic: identity. As we move into a new presidency where sexual orientation might once again be called into question, a film that examines this from such an unusual perspective is invaluable. I’m proud to be a part of it,” said Franco, who also collaborated with Kelly on the recently released King Cobra.

The film was executive produced by Gus Van Sant and produced by Franco and Vince Jolivette of production company Rabbit Bandini, Michael Mendelsohn of Patriot Pictures, and Scott Reed and Ron Singer of That’s Hollywood. The picture was financed by Mendelsohn’s Union Patriot Capital Management, LLC.

The deal was negotiated by Brian O’Shea of The Exchange, Michelle Shwarzstein for Brainstorm Media and Mendelsohn. DADA Films will handle theatrical booking and Required Viewing will handle PR on behalf of Brainstorm.


My Name is Lenny

Boxing movie “My Name Is Lenny,” which stars “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” actor Josh Helman, has started filming in London.

Principal photography on the film, which is produced by Salon Pictures and will be released in the U.K. by Lionsgate, is expected to take place over four weeks in North London neighborhoods Hoxton and Islington.

The pic is based on the true life story of bare-knuckle fighter Lenny McLean, also known as “The Guv’nor.” Helman stars as the boxer, with Chanel Cresswell, a BAFTA winner with “This Is England: 90,” as his wife, Val McLean. UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping (“Twin Peaks,” “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”) plays his arch rival, Roy “Pretty Boy” Shaw.

The supporting cast features Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter” series, “Hail, Caesar!”), Nick Moran (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”), Jennifer Brooke (“Astral”), Charley Palmer Rothwell (“Legend,” “Ripper Street”), and the current bare-knuckle boxing world champion, Decca Heggie.

Directed by Ron Scalpello (“Offender,” “Pressure,” “Bobby”), the screenplay is by Paul Van Carter (“Offender,” “The Guv’nor”) and Martin Askew (“Snow in Paradise,” “Rocknrolla”).

“The film chronicles Lenny McLean’s origin as a young street fighter in 1970s East End London, the haunting effects of horrific childhood abuse, and his bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw across three unlicensed boxing matches, culminating in Lenny taking the championship title of ‘The Guv’nor,’” according to a press statement.

In his later life, McLean went on to become a bestselling author, and had roles in TV and film, the best known being “Barry the Baptist” in Guy Ritchie’s debut “Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” shortly before he died in 1998.

Van Carter and fellow Salon founder Nick Taussig produce, alongside Jamie McLean, son of Lenny, and Michael Mendelsohn of Patriot Pictures. Salon’s Christopher J. Reynolds executive produces. Mendelsohn’s Union Patriot Capital will fully finance the picture, and Embankment Films’ Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar are handling international sales.

Salon has also produced the feature documentary “The Guv’nor” about McLean, which will be released by Lionsgate on DVD from Oct. 10.

Salon recently wrapped on Jonathan Teplitzky’s “Churchill,” starring Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson.

Original: http://variety.com/2016/film/global/boxing-movie-my-name-is-lenny-london-1201841922/