Sundance: Todd Field Eyeing Adaptation Of ‘Battered Bastards Of Baseball’ Docu

The wild tale of the Portland Mavericks looks to be coming to the big screen via one of its former employees. Little Children director and former Mavericks batboy Todd Field is in talks to direct and write an adaptation of the documentary The Battered Bastards Of Baseball, I’ve Read More »

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Kurt Russell, John Brotherton Join ‘Fast & Furious 7′ Cast

By | Wednesday September 25, 2013 @ 8:36pm PDT

The sequel to summer hit Fast & Furious 6, which scored the best worldwide opening in Universal’s history, continues to … Read More »

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Kurt Russell In Talks for ‘Fast & Furious 7′

By | Friday August 30, 2013 @ 3:33pm PDT

Universal is in negotiations with Kurt Russell to star in Fast & Furious 7, the latest in the lucrative series. The studio already set a July 11, 2014 release date for the pic, which follows the franchise-best box office haul for Fast & Furious 6 this … Read More »

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Dimension Acquires ‘The Black Marks’

By | Wednesday January 4, 2012 @ 11:46am PST
Mike Fleming

New York, NY, January 4, 2012 – Dimension Films announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the heist comedy THE BLACK MARKS from Darius Films starring Kurt Russell (DEATHRPROOF), Matt Dillon (CRASH, THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY) and Jay Baruchel (KNOCKED UP). The film is written and directed by Jonathan Sobol (A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ENDINGS). The announcement was made today by Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company.

Crunch Calhoun (Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off just one more lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother Nicky (Dillon). Crunch reassembles the old team and comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the successful heist leads to another, far riskier, plan devised by Nicky. What the brothers don’t realize is they each have their own agenda and their plan goes awry in this con movie about brotherhood, honor and revenge.

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Anchor Bay Acquires Kurt Russell-Starrer ‘Touchback’

By | Wednesday November 16, 2011 @ 11:33am PST
Mike Fleming

Anchor Bay has acquired North American distribution rights to Touchback, the Don Handfield-directed gridiron drama that stars Kurt Russell, Brian Presley, Melanie Lynskey, Christine Lahti, Drew Powell, Kevin Covais and Marc Blucas. The plan is to release the film next … Read More »

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Quentin Tarantino Setting Don Johnson For ‘Django Unchained’

Mike Fleming

Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino has offered the role of wealthy plantation owner Spencer Bennett to Don Johnson, and they are negotiating for Johnson to join a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and … Read More »

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New Line Dropping ‘Escape From New York’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: If eye patch-wearing antihero Snake Plissken is going to slither in a reboot, it won’t be at New Line and Warner Bros. They’ve allowed the option to drop on a remake they’ve been developing, meaning that the reboot of … Read More »

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