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Lady Gaga to Star in Ridley Scott’s Gucci Murder Movie

  • Variety
Lady Gaga to Star in Ridley Scott’s Gucci Murder Movie
Lady Gaga will star in a movie about the Gucci family fashion dynasty and the murder of the grandson of founder Guccio Gucci.

Ridley Scott is directing the film. Gaga will portray Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci. She had been abandoned after 12 years of marriage by Maurizio Gucci in 1985 for a younger woman. Reggiani was tried and convicted of orchestrating her ex-husband’s assassination on the steps of his office in Italy in 1995. She gained the nickname the Black Widow during the trial and served 18 years before being released from prison in 2016.

The pic follows Gaga’s first movie, “A Star Is Born.” She earned a best actress nomination and won an Oscar for writing the hit song “Shallow” for the film.

The story about the Gucci murder is scripted by Roberto Bentivegna, based on Sara Gay Forden’s book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder,
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Will Smith Returns to Netflix After ‘Bright’ Success to Star as Crime Boss Nicky Barnes in ‘The Council’

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Will Smith Returns to Netflix After ‘Bright’ Success to Star as Crime Boss Nicky Barnes in ‘The Council’
Will Smith has signed on to star in and produce Netflix’s upcoming film “The Council,” the fact-based story of of Nicky Barnes, who led a New York City crime syndicate that ruled Harlem in the ’70s and ’80s. While Barnes has been a secondary character in films before, the new film will be the first to focus squarely on the man and his criminal enterprise. The screenplay was written by journalist and veteran of the biopic genre Peter Landesman. He wrote and directed 2015’s “Concussion,” which stars Smith as a doctor who fights against the NFL over his research on traumatic brain injury, the 2013 post-Kennedy-assassination tale “Parkland,” and Watergate drama “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House.”

Per the film’s official synopsis, “‘The Council’ is the never-before told story of a crime syndicate consisting of seven African-American men who ruled Harlem in the 1970s and early 80s.
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Writers Slam Guild’s ‘Belligerent’ Tactics in Agency Battle: ‘You Cannot Coerce Solidarity’

  • Variety
With the Writers Guild of America locked in a bitter standoff with Hollywood agents, three high-profile screenwriters have slammed the severity of the WGA’s tactics.

The letter, addressed to WGA leaders, was written by Brandon Camp, Peter Landesman and Phyllis Nagy. The WGA and the Association of Talent Agents saw talks crater on April 12 over efforts to revamp the 43-year-old rules governing how agents represent WGA members. No new talks are scheduled.

“We are writing to you because we are torn,” Camp, Landesman and Nagy said. “On the one hand, we agree TV packaging has gotten out of hand. On the other, we have serious qualms about the Guild’s tactics in righting this situation. Its methodology has seemed belligerent at times. Meanwhile, leadership’s tone toward its own members has seemed outright threatening, especially toward those who have chosen to dissent from the path you are on.”

The
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Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh to Star in Thriller ‘The Honest Thief’ From ‘Ozark’ Co-Creator

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Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh to Star in Thriller ‘The Honest Thief’ From ‘Ozark’ Co-Creator
Liam Neeson and Kate Walsh will star in the independent action-thriller “The Honest Thief.”

Mark Williams, co-creator of the Netflix series “Ozark,” will direct from a script by Steve Allrich. Neeson will portray a bank robber who tries to turn himself in because he’s falling in love with a woman — played by Walsh — who works at a storage facility where he’s stashed his loot. Complications ensue when his case is turned over to a corrupt FBI agent.

Williams is also producing along with Tai Duncan, Stephen Emery, Mark Holder, Ryan R. Johnson, and Myles Nestel of Solution Entertainment Group, which is selling world rights.

Neeson will be seen next in “Widows,” directed by Steve McQueen, and “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” from the Coen brothers. He starred earlier this year in the action-thriller “The Commuter,” which grossed $120 million at the worldwide box, office and played the lead in
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Final Commuter Trailer Puts Liam Neeson's Life on the Line

Final Commuter Trailer Puts Liam Neeson's Life on the Line
With its release less than a month away, Lionsgate has debuted the final trailer for The Commuter, which stars Liam Neeson as an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation. Unlike his character in the smash hit Taken series, Liam Neeson's Michael McCauley doesn't have a "a very particular set of skills," but still he's required to rely on his wits and instincts when dragged into a treacherous game of life or death while minding his own business on the commuter train he takes to work every day.

In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson is Michael, an insurance salesman, whose daily commute home quickly becomes anything but routine. After being confronted by a mysterious stranger (Vera Farmiga), Michael is blackmailed into finding the identity of a passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, Michael is unwittingly caught up in
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‘Three Billboards’ Joins ‘Lady Bird’ as a Female-Centric Specialized Smash

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‘Three Billboards’ Joins ‘Lady Bird’ as a Female-Centric Specialized Smash
For the second straight weekend, a strongly reviewed new film with a central female character broke through the clutter of this mixed fall season to great success. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Fox Searchlight) joined “Lady Bird” (A24) as the best starts among the many top titles vying for attention, and both did so by a wide margin above other films. “Lady Bird” added other top cities and proved its first week was no fluke, showing results unequaled since “La La Land” last year.

The grosses in both cases are early results, but the films look in prime position for both greater success and maximum attention just as the awards jockeying is reaching high gear. And given that both are female-centered, and not historical figure-based like so many other titles, makes them even more vital at the moment.

Opening

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight) Metacritic: 86; Festivals include: Venice,
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‘Lady Bird’ Takes Flight as Best Specialty Opener of 2017

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‘Lady Bird’ Takes Flight as Best Specialty Opener of 2017
Lady Bird” (A24), Greta Gerwig’s first solo directing effort, rode a wave of strong reviews and publicity to score the best limited opener of the year. After a disappointing prime specialty season when it has become easy to forget what a strong limited platform opening can be, her valentine to her home town of Sacramento starring Saorise Ronan debuted even higher than expectations.

This success stood in sharp contrast to the weak opening for Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” (Lionsgate). Despite a strong push for the Amazon presentation, which opened the New York Film Festival, the military veteran drama starring Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne couldn’t pull in specialty audiences.

Opening

Lady Bird (A24) – Metacritic: 93; Festivals include: Telluride, Toronto, New York 2017

$375,612 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $93,903

The first breakout hit of the awards season is also the biggest specialized release of the year
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Swedish Comedy ‘The Square’ and Gay Romance ‘God’s Own Country’ Score at Specialty Box Office

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This pre-Halloween weekend, multiple specialized distributors opened and expanded significant fall season releases. Comedy “The Square” (Magnolia), this year’s top Cannes prize-winner, launched at a high level for a subtitled film on the road to national release and Oscar contention.

No other opening reached its levels. “The Novitiate” (Sony Pictures Classics) drew disappointing results. “Bill Nye: Science Guy” (PBS) showed some initial promise, while “Jane” (Abramorama/National Geographic), another documentary about a well-known scientist, primate conservationist Jane Goodall, showed strong second weekend results. A24’s “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” led second weekend expansions.

Opening

The Square (Magnolia) – Metacritic: 74; Festivals include: Cannes, Toronto 2017

$76,000 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $19,000

Ruben Ostlund’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winner, despite a 2.5 hour length, opened unusually well for a subtitled film. The Swedish Oscar entry, a comedy about the art world, opened at four prime New York/Los Angeles locations with
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‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer,’ ‘Wonderstruck,’ and ‘Jane’ Lead Weak Specialty Box Office

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At this point during the prime fall awards season (“Moonlight” opened one year ago), the arthouse box office should be humming along. It’s not. This weekend, Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (A24) and the documentary “Jane” (National Geographic/Abramorama) showed credible initial results, while the anticipated opening of Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” (Roadside Attractions) fell shy of expectations.

These three films are catching attention ahead of a glut of upcoming biopics, which can be hit or miss. While “Victoria & Abdul” (Focus) continues to be the biggest success of the season so far, and “Loving Vincent” (Good Deed) is an arthouse sleeper, middling performer “Battle of the Sexes” (Fox Searchlight) failed to reach hoped-for heights. The next round comes in the face of widespread audience disinterest for such true stories as “Goodbye Christopher Robin” (Fox Searchlight), “Marshall” (Open Road) and “Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman” (Annapurna).

Building
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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House – Review

As we reach that light-at-the-end-of the-tunnel that concludes the 2017 movie year, theatres are now filled with stories “inspired by true events” and “biopics”. This new release is a bit of both, like last weekend’s Marshall, this tells the story of one man, while focusing on one major event or incident of his long life. Unlike the former Supreme Court justice, this person was not well known by the general public. However, his “nickname” became legendary, thanks in part to a Best Picture Oscar winner. Though the film’s title may sound seem like hyperbole, it presents much evidence to support it in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House.

We first meet mark Felt (Liam Neeson) on a crisp May morning in 1972 as he readies himself for another day in DC as Deputy Associate Director of the FBI (the number three guy at the Bureau). After
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‘The Florida Project’ Scores at Specialty Box Office as ‘Victoria & Abdul’ Soars

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‘The Florida Project’ Scores at Specialty Box Office as ‘Victoria & Abdul’ Soars
Fresh off the New York Film Festival, Sean Baker’s acclaimed “The Florida Project” (A24) sprinted ahead of the over-crowded fall specialty pack, as some 35 titles launched in limited runs this weekend. Backed by some of the best reviews of the year, the Cannes pickup marks Baker’s breakout following succès d’estime “Tangerine.”

“Victoria & Abdul” (Focus) is setting the early pace for this awards season’s contenders, with Judi Dench showing yet again her strength as a draw.

Most other openings appealed to niche audiences, with several documentaries competing to get review attention that might position them for later awards consideration. While another Nyff title, Agnes Varda and J.R.’s “Faces, Places” (Cohen), nabbed the best reviews, none did more than modest business.

Opening

The Florida Project (A24) – Metacritic: 94; Festivals include: Cannes, Toronto, New York 2017

$152,622 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $38,156

Sean Baker’s sixth feature follows his
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Film Review: Cautionary ‘Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House’

Chicago – Everything old is new again, in the 1970s story of the infamous “Deep Throat” – the source in the FBI who tipped off the Washington Post about the issues surrounding Watergate scandal – who revealed himself in 2005. He is now the subject of a new film, and is portrayed by Liam Neeson, in “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House.”

Rating: 3.5/5.0

It’s a blistering history lesson, and again the more revealed about the Richard M. Nixon administration the more it becomes clear that the Republican Party agenda was/is based in acquiring power rather than serving the American people. Mark Felt was an old-school FBI agent that wasn’t so innocent himself – he was somewhat of a bag boy for J. Edgar Hoover – but he saw injustice and used his power of knowing where the “bodies were buried” to bring down the corrupt Nixon. The film gets
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Movie Review – Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, 2017.

Written and Directed by Peter Landesman.

Starring Liam Neeson, Martin Csokas, Michael C. Hall, Diane Lane, Ike Barinholtz, Bruce Greenwood, Maika Monroe, Josh Lucas, Tom Sizemore, Kate Walsh, Eddie Marsan, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tony Goldwyn, Julian Morris, Brian d’Arcy James, and Noah Wyle.

Synopsis:

The story of Mark Felt, who under the name “Deep Throat” helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.

At one point during Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House the titular famed whistleblower states that “no force is stronger than FBI, not even the FBI”, which offers insight to just how big the Watergate scandal investigation was not just for citizens of the United States, but the country’s authority. For the first time in the history of the organization, they were being blacklisted from interviewing various aspects
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Ike Barinholtz to make directorial debut with thriller The Oath

Actor Ike Barinholtz (Bad Neighbours, Suicide Squad) is set to make his feature directorial debut on The Oath, a satirical thriller which he’ll also star, as well as writing and producing.

Variety reports that the film “is set in a near-future America in which citizens are required to take a loyalty oath and follows a man trying to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.”

The Oath is being produced by QC Entertainment (Get Out, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), with Barinholtz, Sean McKittrick, Ray Mansfield, Edward H. Hamm, Jr., Andrew Robinson, and David Stassen serving as producers.

Barinholtz can currently be seen in the sixth and final season of The Mindy Project, while his upcoming feature slate includes David Ayer’s action fantasy Bright, the political drama Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, and the comedy The Pact.
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New clip from Liam Neeson's Mark Felt biopic seems awfully prescient

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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House is a pretty explanatory name, as it's about Mark Felt (Liam Neeson)...taking down the Nixon White House amid the Watergate scandal. It's actually kind of like a porn title, in that you know exactly what you're getting when you walk into the theater. Speaking of porn names, Mark Felt's undercover nickname was actually "Deep... Read More...
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It Returns to Top the Box Office with $17.3M

It Returns to Top the Box Office with $17.3M
The blockbuster Stephen King adaptation It returned to take the top spot this weekend, after being knocked off by Kingsman: The Golden Circle last weekend, winning with an estimated $17.3 million, followed closely behind by newcomer American Made in second with $17.01 million and last weekend's winner Kingsman: The Golden Circle with $17 million. With all newcomers expected to underperform at the box office this weekend, it was believed to be quite the close race, which turned out to be true, with the top three spots separated by just $300,000. Since these movies are so close together in today's estimates, it's possible, if not likely, that the top three movies may switch spots when the actual numbers are released tomorrow.

Box Office Mojo reports that the It remake dropped 90 theaters in its fourth frame at the box office, bringing its theater count down to 3,917, but it still earned a respectable $4,419 per-screen average, bringing its domestic total to $291.1 million,
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Harry Dean Stanton’s Last Film ‘Lucky’ Leads Crowded Specialty Box Office

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Harry Dean Stanton’s Last Film ‘Lucky’ Leads Crowded Specialty Box Office
Nearly 30 specialized films debuted in New York and/or Los Angeles this week. And with Yom Kippur falling right during the weekend, it meant most potentially high-end titles avoided the date (unlike last weekend).

Perhaps the highest-profile among them, “Our Souls at Night” starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, is debuting on Netflix film at the same time it played a few scattered big city play dates (grosses are not available).

Among those that opened, “Lucky” (Magnolia), Harry Dean Stanton’s second to last acting role, opened ahead of the rest. The initial limited full week (prior to its one-day showings) of “Pearl Jam: Let’s Play Two” (Abramorama) showed some strength, while “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House” (Sony Pictures Classics) fared less well in its limited showings. An exclusive opening in Los Angeles of the surfer documentary “Take Every Wave” (IFC) in Los Angeles was impressive,
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Liam Neeson Decides To Keep Punching People In Movies After All

Liam Neeson, who stars in this weekend’s Very Important and also Very Dull “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House,” recently announced that he was putting away his special set of skills. The actor, who has seen a late career resurgence thanks to punching people in the “Taken” movies and punching people movies directed by his bud Jaume Collet-Serra (“Run All Night,” “Unknown,” “Non-Stop,” the upcoming “The Commuter“), declared he was done punching people.

Continue reading Liam Neeson Decides To Keep Punching People In Movies After All at The Playlist.
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What’s left out of Mark Felt: The man who brought down the White House

In a 2005 Vanity Fair article, Mark Felt revealed he was the FBI source Woodward and Bernstein dubbed Deep Throat in their Watergate investigation. The new film, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House, tells his story but it’s still not the whole story. Liam Neeson stars as Felt. At a press conference he shared regrets that much of Felt’s home life was omitted from the film. Diane Lane plays Audrey Felt but many of her scenes hit the cutting room floor (or trash folder since editing is digital now). “We shot a lot more stuff with...read more
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Liam Neeson Goes Deep As ‘Mark Felt’; Harry Dean Stanton Leaves ‘Lucky’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

This is a very busy weekend for Specialty theatrical debuts. With well over a dozen new titles heading onto the big screen starting Friday, Phase One of awards season is clearly in full swing, with one insider in New York commenting this week, "Apparently the theatrical business is still healthy." In the debut mix is Sony Pictures Classics' Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House starring Liam Neeson and Diane Lane in a story about Watergate's Deep Throat…
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