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Review: Other People (Sundance)

PLOT: A gay comedy writer ( Jesse Plemons ) returns home to nurse his dying mother ( Molly Shannon ) while attempting to sort-out his difficult relationship with his homophobic father ( Bradley Whitford ). REVIEW: As serious as that plot description seems, OTHER PEOPLE is actually a comedy. The “black-sheep son trying to reconcile with his distant parents” theme...

Johnny Depp may star in J.C. Chandor's crime thriller Triple Frontier

Johnny Depp might be returning to the world of organized crime in a new movie. Variety has learned that the actor is in early talks to star in TRIPLE FRONTIER, an ensemble crime thriller "set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil." Depp first showed interest in the project back when Kathryn Bigelow was attached to direct ,...

Black Mass director Scott Cooper in talks to helm thriller White Knight

Deadline has learned that BLACK MASS and OUT OF THE FURNACE filmmaker Scott Cooper is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct WHITE KNIGHT, which is being described as a potential franchise starter in the vein of the Bond and Bourne movies. The action thriller is said to focus on a disgraced Secret Service agent who "takes a job protecting the family of an arms dealer, putting...

Matt Damon talks about his Whitey Bulger biopic that never was

Whitey Bulger was once of those "ideas" that multiple studios wanted a piece of. A few years ago, there were a couple of Bulger biopics in development, with each one racing, in typical fashion, to be the first one out of the gate and ultimately command the attention at the box office. One of those films turned out to be BLACK MASS, which we saw a few weeks ago, starring Johnny Depp as...

Review: The Program (TIFF 2015)

PLOT: Sports journalist David Walsh ( Chris O'Dowd ) tries to expose Lance Armstrong's ( Ben Foster ) doping scheme over the course of his phenomenally successful reign as the world's most popular athlete. REVIEW: About forty minutes into THE PROGRAM, a guy who I'm pretty sure (like 99.9%) is Michael G. Wilson shows up as Lance Armstrong's cancer doctor....

Review: Black Mass (TIFF 2015)

PLOT: A looks at the brutal reign of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger ( Johnny Depp ), who ruled South Boston while covertly working as an FBI informant, feeding the bureau information on his competitors and shielding his schemes from prosecution. REVIEW: BLACK MASS is destined to be seen as one of the great comeback movies of the last couple of years....

Ben Foster goes full dope as Lance Armstrong in The Program trailer

Cheaters aren't supposed to prosper. Too bad they keep doing very well for themselves though as they keep finding new ways to skirt the rules. Baseball players test positive for performance-enhancing drugs, and, even after they serve their suspension, they still come back to sign multi-million contracts after collecting all the money off their last deal. Wall Street bankers who...

Ben Foster says he used PEDs to prepare for Lance Armstrong role

During an interview with The Guardian , Ben Foster revealed that he took performance enhancing drugs to prepare for his Lance Armstrong role in THE PROGRAM, the upcoming biopic about the disgraced cyclist from PHILOMENA and HIGH FIDELITY director Stephen Frears . Talk about going above and beyond for a movie role! I don’t want to talk about the names of the drugs I took....

Eight new Black Mass clips show that Johnny Depp is back in fine form

The first reviews of Scott Cooper 's BLACK MASS have heralded it as one of Johnny Depp 's finest performances as well as a welcome return to form for the once compelling actor. Warner Bros. have released a handful of new clips for the film, along with a featurette and some B-roll footage, which show off just how completely unnerving Johnny Depp 's transformation into...

Black Mass' Scott Cooper may helm Leonardo DiCaprio produced American Wolf

The Wrap has learned that Warner Bros., Leonardo DiCaprio 's Appian Way banner and Kevin McCormick‘s Langley Park shingle are trying to snag BLACK MASS and OUT OF THE FURNACE director Scott Cooper to helm AMERICAN WOLF, a film based on material from Texas Monthly senior editor Nate Blakeslee. Cooper is in talks to direct the true-life flick, which will follow the hunter...

The cast of Black Mass has red on them in these character posters

BLACK MASS, based on the book of the same name, looks to follow the true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf and hid receeding hairline. The latest trailer for Johnny Depp 's latest hit last week (you can check it out...

Johnny Depp does everything as Whitey Bulger in the Black Mass trailer

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly ( Joel Edgerton ) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger ( Johnny Depp ) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. BLACK MASS tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and...
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