David Letterman Dares The Two Jimmys To Go Suck Eggs: Video

David Letterman looking for some viral moments on his CBS late-night show tonight –  like the two Jimmys.
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Hot Trailer: MGM’s 90th Anniversary Tribute

By | Wednesday January 22, 2014 @ 9:30am PST

MGM90MGM is kicking off a yearlong campaign to celebrate its birthday and has produced a trailer that will be shown in theaters, on MGM’s various channels and home video products, and via social media. As part of the celebration, the … Read More »

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WGA West & Scribe Sued For Fraud By Nu Image/Millennium Over ‘Expendables’ Credit

DJP LEGAL BADGEThere might be one less name on the credits for The Expendables 3 if Millennium Films and Nu Image get their way. The producers have taken the Writers Guild of America West and scribe David Callaham … Read More »

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Host John Goodman Makes 13th Trip To ‘SNL,’ Stallone & De Niro Cameo For ‘Grudge Match’: Video

Last night marked Saturday Night Live hosting gig #13 for John Goodman, who noted that he’d last hosted in 2001 but stopped “because I had to work.” Speaking of having to work, the Inside Llewyn Davis co-star wasn’t the only veteran actor who showed up to promote a new flick: Grudge Match duo Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro dropped by to cameo alongside Goodman as the “Three Wise Guys” in a pre-holiday Nativity sketch (Sly & De Niro’s old-guy boxing pic hits theaters on Christmas Day). Unfortunately they lacked the ease Goodman had elsewhere even dressed as a snowflake and a woman. Meanwhile Kenan Thompson got significant screentime in multiple sketches through the night, including a stint as Black Santa as Weekend Update poked fun at Megyn Kelly‘s recent yuletide comments. Watch highlights below:

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Hot Trailer: Sly Stallone-Penned ‘Homefront’ Red Band

By | Friday October 18, 2013 @ 4:25pm PDT

Open Road’s Homefront stars James Franco and Jason Statham from a script by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sylvester Stallone. The Gary Fleder-directed action thriller follows a widowed ex-fed who moves his daughter to a small town to start rebuilding. Nice idea, anyway. It opens just in time for … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Grudge Match’ Starring Robert De Niro & Sylvester Stallone

By | Thursday September 12, 2013 @ 4:55pm PDT

Henry “Razor” Sharp and Billy “The Kid” McDonnen fought twice back in the day; each won once, but the tiebreaker never happened. Fast-forward 30 years and the bitter enemies — played by cinema-ring Hall of Famers Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro — will settle things in … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Sly Stallone-Penned ‘Homefront’

By | Thursday September 12, 2013 @ 12:23pm PDT

Homefront stars Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, and Frank Grillo. Gary Fleder directed Sylvester Stallone’s adaptation based on the book by Chuck Logan. Statham plays a widowed ex-DEA agent who retires to a small town for the sake of his 10-year-old daughter. The only … Read More »

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Investor Leaves Them $250,000 Short; John Herzfeld And Sly Stallone Hope Kickstarter Can Raise Finishing Funds For ‘Reach Me’

By | Wednesday August 21, 2013 @ 5:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: All summer we’ve debated the merits of Kickstarter as Zach Braff, Spike Lee and the makers of Veronica Mars successfully used the mechanism as a way to fill in funding gaps for movies they wanted to make. Well, here’s a new wrinkle: John Herzfeld, who wrote and directed 2 Days In The Valley, 15 Minutes and The Death And Life Of Bobby Z, was already shooting the ensemble film Reach Me when one of his backers fell out to the tune of $250,000. Rather than squash the movie, he, his star Sylvester Stallone and producer Cassian Elwes have made a pitch for the funds through Kickstarter.

With a cast that includes Stallone, Lauren Cohan, Kelsey Grammer, Kyra Sedgwick, Nelly, Entourage‘s Kevin Connolly, True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten, Thomas Jane, Tom Sizemore, Elizabeth Henstridge, Terry Crews and Danny Trejo, you wouldn’t imagine they would have any trouble finding the coin for a film about a group of very different people connected by a self-help book written by a reclusive football coach. Herzfeld says he put everything he had into the film and that he and his producers Elwes and Rebekah Chaney went through hell to get this far. Stallone himself does most of the talking in the Kickstarter pitch along with Herzfeld. Read More »

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‘Rambo’ TV Series In Works; Sylvester Stallone In Talks To Reprise Role

By | Wednesday August 21, 2013 @ 8:07am PDT
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Entertainment One has teamed with with Avi Lerner and his Nu Image to develop and produce a television series based on the hugely successful Rambo feature franchise. According to the companies, Sylvester Stallone is in negotiations … Read More »

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Stallone And Company Finalize Cast For ‘The Expendables 3′

By | Monday August 19, 2013 @ 12:18pm PDT

Here’s your official The Expendables 3 lineup: Returning Expendables Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger will be joined by fellow action … Read More »

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Harrison Ford In For ‘Expendables 3,’ Bruce Willis Out As Stallone Tweets “Greedy And Lazy” Jab

By | Tuesday August 6, 2013 @ 2:00pm PDT

Harrison Ford will join the brawny cast of Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables 3, Deadline has confirmed. Stallone announced the surprise casting news today – along with an apparent dig at Read More »

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‘Fruitvale Station’ Duo Ryan Coogler And Michael B. Jordan Team With Sly Stallone On MGM ‘Rocky’ Spinoff ‘Creed’

By | Wednesday July 24, 2013 @ 9:03am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: MGM is setting Ryan Coogler to direct Creed, and the studio is in early talks with Coogler’s Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan to play the grandson of Apollo Creed in a continuation of the Rocky saga that Coogler is going to write with Aaron Covington. Sylvester Stallone will reprise Rocky Balboa as a retired fighter-turned-trainer. This comes in the wake of a strong summer platform opening for Fruitvale Station, the film that won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Awards at Sundance, and captured Prize Of The Future at the Cannes Film Festival, where Coogler and Jordan were the toast of the Croisette. Coogler intends for this to be his directorial follow-up to Fruitvale Station so the intention is to make it happen quickly.

Now, I know the knee-jerk reaction is to say it’s hard to get excited about what amounts to the seventh film in the Rocky series. This feels different to me, mostly because of how it came together. Much the same way that Coogler burned with the desire to tell the tragic story of Oscar Grant in his feature debut and begged Jordan to play the role in the $900,000 budget film, this whole idea also came from Coogler. When he signed with WME, Coogler identified Creed as a dream project. While Coogler already had the relationship with Jordan, the agency put him together with Stallone. Stallone, who is right now heavily involved in a stage musical transfer of his original Oscar-winning 1976 film Rocky, loved the idea and felt it was strong enough for him to bring back his signature screen character. Stallone and Coogler then approached MGM’s Gary Barber and Jon Glickman, and they flipped for it. The film will be produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, who produced the original, along with Stallone and Kevin King.

The intention is for Jordan to play the grandson of Apollo Creed (played in the early movies by Carl Weathers). Raised in an upper-crust home thanks to the ring riches earned by his grandfather, the young man doesn’t have to box and his family doesn’t want him to. Yet, he has the natural instinct and gifts and potential that made his grandfather the heavyweight champion until Rocky Balboa took his crown in 1979′s Rocky II. Creed’s grandson needs a mentor and turns to Balboa, who is out of boxing completely and not eager to return. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Escape Plan’

By | Thursday June 27, 2013 @ 12:43pm PDT

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are still expendable in Summit‘s October 18 actioner Escape Plan (formerly The Tomb). This time they’re beefing up the action behind bars. Sly stars as an expert prison breaker trapped in a high tech facility of his … Read More »

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Open Road Buys U.S. Rights To ‘Homefront’; Jason Statham, James Franco Star

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Open Road Films and Endgame Releasing have acquired U.S. rights to Homefront, the Millennium Films-produced action thriller that Gary Fleder directed with Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, and Frank Grillo. The script was written by Sylvester Stallone based on Chuck Logan’s book. Open Road will release the film wide October 4 in a deal sealed by Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg, Endgame CEO James Stern, and Millennium Films chairman Avi Lerner.

The action film focuses on a widowed ex-DEA agent who retires to a small town for the sake of his 10-year-old daughter. He didn’t choose the town well. Stallone is producing with Kevin King Templeton and John Thompson. Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, and Mark Gill are exec producing. Stallone co-wrote the first two installments of The Expendables for Millennium. Read More »

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Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Rocky’ Musical Broadway-Bound: Video

By | Sunday April 28, 2013 @ 4:25pm PDT

The stage musical adapted from Sylvester Stallone‘s 1976 career-maker debuted last October in Hamburg, Germany. Now Sly’s taking the rumored $30M Rocky production to Broadway in March 2014. Here’s his pitch:

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Sly Stallone Chooses Patrick Hughes To Helm ‘Expendables 3′

By | Tuesday April 23, 2013 @ 2:21pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Australian helmer Patrick Hughes has been set to direct The Expendables 3, the latest installment in the he-man franchises presided over by Sylvester Stallone. Stallone gave his blessing to Hughes, a very successful commercials director who … Read More »

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Nicolas Cage ‘Expendables 3′ Reports False, Says Sylvester Stallone

By | Tuesday November 6, 2012 @ 2:47pm PST

Sylvester Stallone says he “has no knowledge of Nic Cage joining Expendables 3,” the actor told Deadline today, and that reports of negotiations for … Read More »

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Warner Bros Gives Green Light To ‘Grudge Match’ With Robert De Niro And Sly Stallone; Kevin Hart Joins Cast

By | Thursday October 11, 2012 @ 2:40pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Warner Bros has set Kevin Hart to play the fight promoter who gets two retired brawlers back in the ring in Grudge Match. Robert De Read More »

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Stallone & Arnold Pic ‘The Tomb’ Set For September 2013 Bow

By | Friday September 7, 2012 @ 3:51pm PDT

Lionsgate has set a September 27, 2013 wide release date for Summit’s The Tomb, the action thriller that stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s about the world’s foremost authority on structural security who has … Read More »

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