The FIFA scandal that finally unseated organization president Sepp Blatter broke just as FIFA’s own promo movie, United Passions, landed in theaters. The film hit with a flat thud in the US, but a new project in development now has the potential to fare much better. This one is a FIFA scandal movie with Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) set to direct for producer Ben Affleck, and it will focus on one particular executive who took part in underhanded dealings. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
In the wake of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, multiple parties were racing to adapt the story for the big screen. As of now, the winner is Stephen Frears with The Program. The first international trailer has hit today, nearly two years after we got our first look.
Ben Foster leads as the disgraced cyclist, and Chris O’Dowd is the journalist who begins to suspect Armstrong of cheating. Jesse Plemons, Lee Pace, and Dustin Hoffman also star. Watch the Lance Armstrong biopic trailer after the jump.
UPDATE: Studiocanal UK has just uploaded an English-language version of The Program trailer, with new footage. See it after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
How do you follow up a performance like the one in Nightcrawler? If you’re Jake Gyllenhaal, you bulk up until you’re nearly unrecognizable as the same guy who played the gaunt and hungry Lou Bloom, and then you get in the ring for director Antoine Fuqua.
In Southpaw, Gyllenhaal plays a boxer who’s on top of the world… until a tragic incident sends his life spinning out of control. After hitting rock bottom, Billy begins the difficult process of scraping himself back together, with the aid of his new mentor Tick (Forest Whitaker). Check out the new Southpaw trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jon Snow isn’t exactly known for his lively sense of humor, but actor Kit Harington clearly doesn’t mind getting in touch with his silly side from time to time. Even as Game of Thrones races toward another (we assume) grim finale, HBO has released the first funny promo for Harington’s other HBO project, 7 Days in Hell.
The Christopher Guest-style mockumentary centers on a fictional tennis match that goes down in history as the longest ever. Harington and Andy Samberg play the exhausted rivals. Watch the 7 Days in Hell teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
Following the success of their Jackie Robinson biopic 42, Legendary is turning its attentions to a different baseball trailblazer. The company is developing a film about Roberto Clemente, the Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder who became the first Latino player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Get all the details on the Roberto Clemente movie after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
As we proceed through the Stanley Cup playoffs, here’s a bit of big news from the world of hockey movies. A sequel to 2011’s Goon is finally moving forward.
Titled Goon: Last of the Enforcers, the new film will once again star Seann William Scott as Doug “the Thug” Glatt. Jay Baruchel, who produced, co-wrote, and co-starred in the original Goon, will direct. More details on the Goon sequel after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Even though Walt Disney, Pixar, Illumination Entertainment and DreamWorks seem to have the animation market cornered, there’s still plenty of room for some lovely work from stop-motion animated houses like Laika and Aardman Animation. And the latter has a new movie in the works called Early Man. The film is being backed by StudioCanal and Aardman Studios and the story will have some added appeal to international sports fans. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Prepare for the battle of the Battle of the Sexes. Fox Searchlight has just set Steve Carell and Emma Stone for a film about the 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are directing and Danny Boyle is producing. This Battle of the Sexes is one of not two, but three developing projects about the titular event. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Rocky’s boxing days may be behind him, but that doesn’t mean he’s left the ring completely. In the first official image from Creed, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) steps up to train a promising young boxer, Adonis (Michael B. Jordan), who just happens to be the son of his old rival Apollo.
Also starring are Phylicia Rashad as Apollo’s widow, Tessa Thompson as Adonis’ love interest, and Anthony Bellew as boxer “Pretty” Ricky Conlan. Get your Creed first look after the jump. Read More »