Hot Trailer: ‘Chasing Mavericks’

Directed by Curtis Hanson with a little help from Michael Apted, 20th Century Fox‘s Chasing Mavericks stars Jonnny Weston as legendary boardman Jay Morarity and Gerard Butler as the veteran who taught the young surfer to master the massive waves at Mavericks in Northern California. … Read More »

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Walden Media Acquires Gordon Korman Novel ‘Ungifted’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Walden Media has optioned screen rights to Ungifted, a Gordon Korman novel that will be published fall 2012 through the Balzer + Bray imprint of HarperCollins. Korman is the author of two installments of the 39 Clues series that … Read More »

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Michael Apted To Finish Surf Movie For Curtis Hanson

By | Wednesday November 23, 2011 @ 3:49pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After experiencing health complications from a recent heart surgery, director Curtis Hanson is getting help to finish the principal photography on Of Men and Mavericks, the Walden Media drama … Read More »

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Fox Sets ‘Die Hard 5′ For February 14, 2013; Schedules Other Tentpole Release Dates Too

Mike Fleming

20th Century Fox has set A Good Day To Die Hard for a February 14, 2013 release, the highlight of several pictures the studio has just dated on its release calendar. Bruce Willis is set to reprise his role as … Read More »

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Surf’s Up For Jonny Weston, Who Lands Lead In ‘Mavericks’

By | Friday August 12, 2011 @ 5:43pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: While Gerard Butler was announced as the big name in the Curtis Hanson-directed surf movie Mavericks, the lead role all the young actors chased is Jay Moriarty, the teenage big-wave rider who successfully rode Mavericks. That is … Read More »

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Kario Salem To Write Crime Thriller For DreamWorks

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Kario Salem has been set by DreamWorks to write an untitled crime thriller. He has already been working for the studio writing the Martin Luther King Jr movie that DreamWorks is doing with Warner Bros. Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff … Read More »

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Berlin: Gerard Butler Set For Walden Media Surf Pic ‘Mavericks’

By | Friday February 11, 2011 @ 12:21pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Gerard Butler has been set to star in Mavericks, the Curtis Hanson-directed fact-based drama for Walden Media. The film is based on the true story of Santa Cruz surf phenom Jay Moriarity and his quest to ride the treacherous … Read More »

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Bill Pullman & Matthew Modine Join HBO’s ‘Too Big To Fail’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Pullman and Matthew Modine have joined the cast of the HBO movie Too Big to Fail as two big financial CEOs. Directed by Curtis Hanson, Too Big to Fail Read More »

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HBO Movie ‘Too Big To Fail’ & Lifetime Pilot ‘Against the Wall’ Add To Casts

Nellie Andreeva

John Heard and Sex and the City alum Evan Handler have joined the cast of the HBO film Too Big to Fail, while Kathy Baker has boarded the Lifetime drama pilot Against the Wall. Directed by Curtis Hanson, Too Big to Fail dissects the 2008 financial crisis and the power brokers who decided the fate of the world’s economy as the system teetered on collapse. Heard will play former Lehman Brothers president Joe Gregory, while APA-repped Handler will prortray Lloyd Blankfein,  CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs. They join a star-studded ensemble cast led by William Hurt, James Woods and Paul Giamatti. Read More »

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James Woods & Paul Giamatti Among Cast Additions For HBO Film ‘Too Big To Fail’

Nellie Andreeva

HBO has assembled the cast of Too Big to Fail, the Curtis Hanson-directed movie about the 2008 financial crisis and the power brokers who decided the fate of the world’s economy as the system teetered on collapse. Joining William Hurt, previously set to play Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, are James Woods as Dick Fuld, the last chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers nicknamed the “Gorilla” on Wall Street; HBO regular Paul Giamatti as Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke; Billy Crudup as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Ed Asner as Warren Buffett; Kathy Baker as Wendy Paulson and Cynthia Nixon as Michele Davis. Also cast in the movie, set to begin production in mid-October, are Ayad Akhtar as Neel Kashkari, Topher Grace as Jim Wilkinson, Dan Hedaya as Barney Frank, Michael O’Keefe as Chris Flowers, Tony Shalhoub as John Mack and Joey Slotnick as Dan Jester. Read More »

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Bill Hurt To Star In HBO Financial Crisis Pic

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: HBO has set William Hurt to play Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Curtis Hanson to direct Too Big To Fail, a dissection of the 2008 financial crisis and the … Read More »

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