BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Paul Greengrass is currently considering taking the helm of the Jonah Hill/Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle The Ballad of Richard Jewell, which will unravel the disturbing tale of Richard Jewell, the American police officer who discovered a backpack filled with pipebombs at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
It's a good role for Tom Hardy given that, on paper, he seems like a villain. The guy ditches his buddy after scavenging stuff off what he thinks is his corpse. Dude, no solidarity. Bros before bears, homey.
Back in 2012 it was reported that the new Steve Jobs movie will be much different than the one starring Ashton Kutcher just through structure alone. The movie will be split into three chapters with each one taking place behind the scenes of one of Apple's famous product launches.
Now that he’s done dancing at Coachella, Leonardo DiCaprio can get back to the business of acting. He appears to have circled his next gig, agreeing in principle to a September shoot for the gritty thriller The Revenant, the next drama from director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
Ray is one of the industry’s most respected veterans, having recent received an Oscar nomination for Captain Phillips. This is probably a tidy paycheck for him, as he’s experienced an upswing in work lately thanks to that Hanks thriller, a credit on The Hunger Games and the troubled drama State Of Play, with an upcoming credit on The Mummy.
This week, Paramount Home Media Distribution has let fans in on when they can get their hands on Martin Scorsese’s latest, The Wolf of Wall Street. The movie is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on March 25. However, if you’re more of a digital copy sort of person, you can purchase the movie early, beginning on March 18.
Kent Jones of the New York Film Society at Lincoln Center will moderate the conversation with DiCaprio, editor Thelma Schoonmaker and Academy Award-nominated writer Terence Winter prior to the Wolf screening.
The movie centers around the security guard who discovered a mysterious back pack at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Initially viewed as a hero for his actions, Jewell quickly was deemed a suspect in the tragic Olympic Park bombing.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been chasing the Oscar dream since he was 20 years old. His first nomination came thanks to his supporting role as a mentally handicapped child in 1994’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and since then he has been nominated two more times - for lead roles in both The Aviator and Blood Diamond. But each time the star’s potential moment in the Oscar spotlight has come, it has gone by just as quickly.
Martin Scorsese has never shied away from telling stories about dark, damaged or even evil protagonists. Movies like Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, and Casino all center on characters who the audience witness doing terrible, terrible things.
A mild altercation occurred at the AMPAS screening on Saturday night, where an unnamed screenwriter accosted Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and writer Terrence Winter, screaming “Shame on you!”
Leonardo DiCaprio is getting involved with entirely too many projects recently, with no single one showing any more promise than the others on getting made in the next ten years. It wouldn’t be a problem if the projects he circles would be stinkers, but they generally aren’t. The latest is an adaptation of celebrated Norwegian author Jo Nesbø’s upcoming thriller Blood on Snow, which Warner Bros. has acquired for DiCaprio to potentially star in, though he’ll definitely be producing it through his Appian Way imprint.
The rumors of a Wolf delays surfaced weeks ago. Buzz said the director’s cut surpassed three hours, and would easily earn an NC-17 rating from the MPAA … meaning Paramount would have a very difficult time recouping any money that it sunk into a feature it clearly hoped would contend for multiple Oscars.
When Martin Scorsese wants to take his time editing his movie, you damn well let him, even if that means losing one of your few holiday season efforts that can be both a critical and commercial success. The Wolf Of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, had been looking like one of the fall season's best bets, but according to The Hollywood Reporter it may not be a fall movie at all.
There is some suggestion in the source's report that the movie will just focus on one of the important events in Wilson's life, and says that the film will most likely be about his efforts to get America to support the League of Nations - an exhaustive exercise that wound up causing him to have a stroke.