Berlin: ‘The Lobster’ Nets Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell

By | Monday February 3, 2014 @ 3:02am PST

rachel weiszcolin farrellThe Lobster is the first English-language film for Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, whose Dogtooth scored an Oscar nomination in 2009. Colin Farrell and Rachel Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Winter’s Tale’

By | Friday January 31, 2014 @ 8:43am PST

Warner Bros has released a new trailer for Winter’s Tale, the adaptation of Mark Helprin’s novel that marks Oscar-winning scribe Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut. Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Colin Farrell star in the mythic tale of the love between a dying woman and a thief, … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Winter’s Tale’

By | Wednesday November 6, 2013 @ 6:06pm PST

Here’s a look at WB and Village Roadshow’s Valentine’s Day 2014 romance Winter’s Tale, the adaption of Mark Helprin’s novel that marks Oscar-winning scribe Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut. Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Colin Farrell star in the mythic tale of … Read More »

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Paul Dano, Travis Fimmel, Anson Mount, Anton Yelchin On ‘Warcraft’ Short List

By | Monday September 23, 2013 @ 10:00am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE, 10 AM: Here is the short list of actors going up for the other lead roles in Warcraft, the Legendary Pictures/Atlas Entertainment adaptation of the vidgame World Of Warcraft. I’m told that on the short list is Paul Dano, fresh from the weekend openers Prisoners; Travis Fimmel, a revelation as the star of the History Channel series Vikings; Anson Mount, who stars in the AMC series Hell on Wheels; and Star Trek‘s Anton Yelchin. Paula Patton is in advanced negotiations and Colin Farrell has been offered one of the leads.

EARLIER EXCLUSIVE, SUNDAY PM: Legendary Pictures and Atlas Entertainment are casting up Warcraft, the movie adaptation of the hit Blizzard video game World Of Warcraft that Duncan Jones will direct. I’m told that Paula Patton is negotiating for a lead role and that another lead has been offered to Colin Farrell. I’m not sure that Farrell is going to make a deal — sources said it’s 50/50 — and Jones is testing other actors for the major roles. Production will begin in January and Charles Leavitt wrote the script.

The role-playing game takes place in a medieval-like setting where players control avatars that take on gryphons, dragons, zombies, werewolves and elves. Time travel and alien worlds also are part of the mix. The project is one of Legendary’s biggest and was supposed to be made at Warner Bros. Since Thomas Tull’s financing/production company moved over to Universal Pictures, I expect the film to be located there as well. Read More »

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WB Sets ‘Winter’s Tale’ For V-Day 2014

By | Friday August 16, 2013 @ 4:43pm PDT

The Colin Farrell-fronted romance is set to debut in the competitive February 14, 2014 slot, Warner Bros. announced today. Farrell stars opposite Downton Abbey‘s Jessica Brown Findlay in the tale of a dying woman (Findlay) who falls in love with the thief who breaks … Read More »

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Berlin: Killer Role For Colin Farrell, Joining Anthony Hopkins In ‘Solace’

By | Monday February 4, 2013 @ 8:58am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Colin Farrell is closing a deal to star with Anthony Hopkins in Solace, the supernatural thriller that Afonso Poyart (Two Rabbits) will direct with production to begin in May. The film will be sold at Berlin by FilmNation’s Glen Basner, and domestic distribution rights are also up for grabs and are being repped by UTA.

The film’s scripted by Sean Bailey, Ted Griffin, James Vanderbilt and Peter Morgan. It has percolating long enough that the film’s first credited writer, Bailey, is currently president of production at Disney. The film originated at New Line but never came together quite right, and producers Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo, Tripp Vinson and Thomas Augsberger. Flynn finally got it back and got the financing through Claudia Bluemhuber’s Silver Reel. Matthias Emcke is exec producer with Bluemhuber, Gerd Schepers and Jacob Pechenik.

An FBI detective seeks the help of a retired and reclusive doctor, to try and solve a series of grisly murders. The doctor was a wiz at the murder game, but lost his mojo when his daughter died tragically. Desperate, the detective presses the doctor to come out of retirement for one more case. Farrell will play the serial killer, putting him mano a mano against Hopkins. That should be fun. They’ve yet to cast the detective. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Dead Man Down’

By | Wednesday January 2, 2013 @ 1:09pm PST

The first trailer for the Colin Farrell-starring Dead Man Down dropped today. Niels Arden Oplev directed the crime thriller, about a professional killer and right-hand man to an underground New York crime lord who’s seduced and blackmailed by a crime victim seeking retribution. The latter juicy role is … Read More »

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‘Dead Man Down’ Gets New Release Date

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 4:50pm PDT

FilmDistrict has re-set the release date for the Niels Arden Oplev-helmed Dead Man Down to March 8, 2013, nearly a month earlier than its original April 5 date. It will now open against Buena Vista’s Oz: The Great And Read More »

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William Hurt Joins Akiva Goldsman’s ‘Winter’s Tale’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: William Hurt has been set in the final major role of Winter’s Tale, the Warner Bros adaptation of the Mark Helprin novel that marks the feature directing debut of Oscar-winning scribe Akiva Goldsman. Goldsman worked for … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Total Recall’

By | Wednesday June 27, 2012 @ 6:05pm PDT

Here’s a new trailer for Sony’s Len Wiseman-directed version of Total Recall, which stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, Jessica Biel, Ethan Hawke and John Cho. Opens August 3rd:

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‘Dead Man Down’ Gets Release Date

By | Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 11:26am PDT

FilmDistrict has announced an April 5, 2013 release date for the Niels Arden Oplev-helmed Dead Man Down. The film stars Colin Farrell as Victor, a professional killer and the right-hand man to an underground crime … Read More »

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Colin Farrell To Star In Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

By | Friday June 15, 2012 @ 12:08pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Colin Farrell is in talks to join the cast of Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks, the John Lee Hancock directed and Kelly Marcel-scripted saga of how Walt Disney waged a 14-year courtship to persuade Australian author P.L. Travers to sell … Read More »

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Beyonce, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler Lead Voice Cast For Fox Animated Film ‘Epic’

By | Thursday May 31, 2012 @ 10:32am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have set its voice cast for Epic, the new 3D CG-animated film by the makers of Ice Age and Rio. The Dan Shere-scripted film, which had been developed under the title Read More »

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FilmDistrict Buys U.S. Rights To Colin Farrell-Noomi Rapace Pic ‘Dead Man Down’

Mike Fleming

Colin Farrell Dead Man DownEXCLUSIVE: FilmDistrict has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights to Dead Man Down, a romantic thriller being directed by Niels Arden Oplev and starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper. Rapace and Oplev teamed in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and she next stars in the Ridley Scott-directed Prometheus.

It is the second significant acquisition of the Cannes Film Festival by FilmDistrict, which also acquired the horror film Oculus from Intrepid Pictures.

Noomi Rapace Dead Man DownScripted by J.H. Wyman (Fringe), Dead Man Down stars Farrell as the right-hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City who is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution. Their chemistry and intense relationship leads them to execute a violent and cathartic plan for revenge.

The $30 million film is being financed by IM Global and WWE Studios. Original Films’ Neal H. Moritz is producing with Wyman through his Frequency Films shingle. FilmDistrict CEO Peter Schlessel is executive producer along with Ori Marmur, Stuart Ford, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Deepak Nayar, and WWE Films’ Michael Luisi. The film began shooting in Philadelphia and New York in April and FilmDistrict will release it in the fall of 2013. Read More »

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Isabelle Huppert Joins ‘Dead Man Down’

By | Monday April 30, 2012 @ 12:30pm PDT

Isabelle Huppert Dead Man DownEXCLUSIVE: Add Isabelle Huppert to the cast of Dead Man Down. The two-time Cannes Film Festival Best Actress winner will join Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper in the underworld thriller. Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the original 2009 Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, is directing. The movie started filming last week in Philadelphia; Huppert begins her filming later in May. Read More »

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Colin Farrell Not Starring In ‘Arthur & Lancelot’

By | Thursday March 29, 2012 @ 6:58pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Setting the leads for Arthur & Lancelot is proving as elusive as pulling the sword from the stone. Colin Farrell, who’d been in early talks to play Lancelot in the latest configuration of the David Dobkin-directed film for … Read More »

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Warner Bros Reconsidering ‘Arthur & Lancelot,’ With Colin Farrell In Lead Role

By | Wednesday March 14, 2012 @ 10:49am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Warner Bros, which late last year put the brakes on David Dobkin’s Arthur & Lancelot, is once again in active talks to make the movie. I’m hearing that Colin Farrell is in the center of talks that aim to … Read More »

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Spirit Awards: Colin Farrell, Willem Dafoe, John Waters To Present

By | Tuesday February 21, 2012 @ 4:30pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Colin Farrell, Willem Dafoe, John Waters, Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde are on tap as presenters at this weekend’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale unveiled the nominees for this year’s awards in … Read More »

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New Regency Signs Len Wiseman’s Sketch Films To First-Look Producing Pact

By | Thursday December 1, 2011 @ 5:03pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Regency has signed a two-year first look producing deal with Len Wiseman and David Bernardi’s Sketch Films. The deal was made by New Regency CEO Brad Weston, whose mandate under Arnon Milchan is to turn New Regency into … Read More »

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