Michael Mann’s Cyber Crime Film For Legendary Starts Production

By | Tuesday June 11, 2013 @ 3:19pm PDT

Michael Mann‘s upcoming cyber-crime movie with Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Holt McCallany, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom has started production in China. Legendary Pictures is producing the untitled film, which is scheduled for release … Read More »

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‘Smash’s Christian Borle Joins Michael Mann Cyber Thriller

By | Monday May 20, 2013 @ 9:32am PDT

Tony winner Christian Borle, who stars on NBC’s Smash, has been cast in Michael Mann‘s upcoming cyber crime movie that already has Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis and Holt McCallany aboard. Legendary Pictures is producing the … Read More »

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Holt McCallany Boards Michael Mann’s Cyber Crime Pic

By | Monday May 13, 2013 @ 1:31pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE:  Lights Out star Holt McCallany has booked a lead role opposite Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis in the untitled Legendary Pictures movie being directed … Read More »

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Michael Mann Taps Stuart Hazeldine For 15th Century Battle Of Agincourt Tale

By | Wednesday May 1, 2013 @ 5:44pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Stuart Hazeldine has been tapped to rewrite Agincourt, which Michael Mann will direct based on the Bernard Cornwell bestseller about an archer who comes of age under Henry V as the king prepares to lead his outnumbered … Read More »

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Viola Davis In Talks To Star In Michael Mann’s Cyber Crime Pic

By | Friday April 19, 2013 @ 4:22pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Viola Davis is in talks to play a starring role in the untitled Michael Mann-directed pic that will star Chris Hemsworth. Legendary Pictures is producing the pic, a thriller about cyber crime, which is set to … Read More »

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Venice: Golden Lion Contenders At The Midway Point; ‘Master’ Dominates Critics

By | Monday September 3, 2012 @ 10:40am PDT

Some people are still parsing Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, but it’s emerging as a favorite among festgoers and the press here in Venice. Of 8 films that have officially screened, Anderson’s lush post-war relationship opus, set against … Read More »

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Venice Preview: What’s On Deck At Season’s First International Festival

By | Wednesday August 29, 2012 @ 2:37am PDT

The 69th Venice Film Festival gets underway today as Alberto Barbera debuts his first selection effort since returning to run the show. Venice’s artistic director from 1998 to 2002, he stepped back in when Marco Muller was ousted late last year.

Venice’s position as the first international fall festival means it can have an impact on awards season. Last year, it thrust Michael Fassbender into the spotlight with the best actor Volpi Cup for Shame. (Fox Searchlight’s Shame pick-up was confirmed in Toronto, though the deal was all but signed in Venice.) Other recent films and talent to see their stock rise from a Venice bow include Brokeback Mountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Helen Mirren (The Queen) and Colin Firth (A Single Man). Then again, two years ago, Quentin Tarantino’s jury gave his ex-girlfriend Sofia Coppola the Golden Lion for Somewhere, a film that was a non-factor in that year’s Oscar race. Michael Mann is jury president this year.

The MasterThe highest-profile pic on the premieres bill here this year is Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, regarded as a thinly veiled reference to Scientology with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix which The Weinstein Company will release Sept. 14 in the U.S.

Films on deck without a domestic deal include Mira Nair’s opening night film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist with Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland and Liev Schreiber, handled in North America by Hal Sadoff for the Doha Film Institute and Bart Walker of Cinetic; Terrence Malick’s love story To The Wonder with Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams which FilmNation is handling; and Brian De Palma’s Euro-produced Passion also with McAdams and Noomi Rapace. Read More »

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HBO Orders ‘Buda Bridge’ Pilot Script From ‘Bullhead’ Helmer Michael Roskam; Michael Mann And Mark Johnson Exec Produce

By | Wednesday August 8, 2012 @ 6:08pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Michael R. Roskam, who got a Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar nomination last year for his Belgian film Bullhead, is at the center of a new HBO pilot script order, one which teams him with Michael Mann and … Read More »

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Samantha Morton, Ari Folman, Laetitia Casta Among Venice Jury Members

The Venice Film Festival has announced the artists who will make up the competition jury under president Michael Mann for the 69th running of the event. They are: Serbian artist and performer Marina Abromovic, the recipient … Read More »

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Michael Mann To Chair Jury At 69th Venice Film Festival

By | Friday June 1, 2012 @ 7:14am PDT
Mike Fleming

The American director, screenwriter and producer Michael Mann – a total filmmaker and one of the most influential and representative figures in contemporary American cinema – has been designated to chair the International Jury for the Competition at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), which will award the Golden Lion and other official prizes.

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HBO Picks Up Documentary Series ‘Witness’ From Michael Mann And David Frankham

By | Tuesday February 28, 2012 @ 11:34am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Filmmaker Michael Mann, already in business with HBO on the drama series Luck, is also behind a new limited documentary series ordered by the premium cable network. Witness, which will follow a new … Read More »

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Michael Mann Entering ‘The Big Stone Grid’

By | Monday February 13, 2012 @ 2:11pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Mann is in talks to develop to direct The Big Stone Grid, a cop thriller that Sony Pictures bought as a spec script last year by S. Craig Zahler. Michael De Luca, who’s on the Oscar circuit for … Read More »

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Dustin Hoffman, Michael Mann, Nick Nolte Share Their ‘Luck’ For HBO: TCA

By | Friday January 13, 2012 @ 3:16pm PST

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s coverage of TCA.

HBO’s new series Luck is about horse racing, but at today’s TCA panel, the sport in question was prize-fighting — whether reported friction between the strong personalities involved in the show led to ego clashes behind the scenes. The contenders: Stars Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, pilot executive producer/director Michael Mann and pilot executive producer/writer David Milch. All four acknowledged their reputations for being difficult, but insisted that peace reigns on Luck. Concerning rumors of contention on the pilot set, Mann said: “It’s ridiculous.” He explained, “There’s a time when any director wants the set to himself” and said a request to have non-participants step away at one point “got contorted into something else.” After the session, Mann said testily, “We’re not four difficult people. People who are insecure don’t have strong egos. We’re good at what we do, so we don’t have insecurity.” Read More »

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TV TEASER: New HBO Drama Series ‘Luck’

By | Sunday September 25, 2011 @ 10:09pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

HBO over the weekend released a teaser trailer for its upcoming Michael Mann-David Milch horse racing drama series Luck, which stars Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte. Luck is slated to premiere in January.

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Alexandra Milchan Rejoins New Regency As Executive Vice President

By | Friday September 16, 2011 @ 5:19pm PDT
Mike Fleming

After Arnon Milchan reconstituted New Regency with a new $500 million credit line and plans to reemerge at the helm with former Paramount production president Brad Weston as CEO, Alexandra Milchan has returned to the company as executive vice … Read More »

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Nick Nolte Joins ‘Gangster Squad’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Nolte continues his recent career resurgence. He’s been set to join the cast of the Ruben Fleischer-directed Warner Bros drama Gangster Squad. Nolte will play Bill Parker, the new chief of police in Los Angeles, and the first … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Texas Killing Fields’

Mike Fleming

A trailer has been released for Texas Killing Fields, the drama that is directed by Ami Canaan Mann and produced by Michael Mann. The gritty drama stars Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chloe Moretz and Jessica Chastain. A New York and local detective team to investigate a series of murders.  … Read More »

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Mimi Leder Tackles WWI Drama ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’

By | Tuesday July 26, 2011 @ 11:23am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Leder has signed on to direct All Quiet on the Western Front, an adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s WWI novel that was previously turned into the 1930 film that won a Best Picture Oscar and another for director Lewis Milestone. The novel is about the intense and terrifying action of 1918 trench warfare that traumatizes a young and idealistic German soldier on the Western front. The script is by Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson. They will produce through their Sliding Down Rainbows Entertainment shingle. They have also come up with part of the funding, Leder told me.

Leder, whose feature credits include Deep Impact and The Peacemaker, just completed directing the season finale of Luck, the HBO series that stars Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, with Michael Mann and David Milch exec producing. She hadn’t read the novel or seen the original film when she was sent the WWI script by Stokell and Paterson, but was struck by how the themes of disillusion and loss of humanity during ferocious fighting hadn’t lost its relevance despite the period setting. Read More »

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Michael Mann Eyeing Ferrari Le Mans Movie

By | Thursday May 26, 2011 @ 3:53pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Michael Mann is in early talks with 20th Century Fox to develop to Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and their Battle For Speed and Glory at Le Mans, the A.J. Baime book. The book tells the story of the decision … Read More »

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