Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake are two of the most famous male celebrities going today. The former is an Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and the newly minted Batman. The latter is a multi-platinum recording artist currently on a sold out tour and recent recipient of MTV’s prestigious Video Vanguard award. Knowing all that, their first collaboration, Runner Runner, almost seems like a farce.
Directed by Brad Furman, Runner Runner tells the story of a Princeton grad student (Timberlake) who travels to Costa Rica when a gambling tycoon (Affleck) takes him for all his money. Timberlake is then seduced by excess of life in Costa Rica, only to realize that kind of life usually comes at a price.
Money, women, cars, parties, it almost sounds like the lives we imagine Timberlake and Affleck to have in the first place. But will the movie be any good? Check out the new trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
A couple of years ago, The Lincoln Lawyer helmer Brad Furman became the latest in a long string of directors to try and bring the Pablo Escobar story to life. We haven’t heard much about The Ballad of Pablo Escobar since then, but some recent movement suggests that it could be making some big steps forward soon.
According to a new report, John Leguizamo is lobbying heavily to play the drug kingpin, and has gone as far as submitting a screen test. He’d be taking over for Oscar Isaac, who was attached some time ago. Hit the jump for more details on the potential casting.
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When a college student loses everything playing online poker, he believes he’s been cheated and hunts down the man responsible. That’s the just the start of Brad Furman‘s Runner Runner, which stars Justin Timberlake in the student role and Ben Affleck as the cheater. The two men team up, and before you know it, Timberlake’s character is in way over his head with the F.B.I. breathing down his neck.
The first trailer for the September 27th thriller is now online. Check it out below. Read More »
Though Fast and Furious fans are excited to be getting a new film soon, many took a moment of silence this week for Justin Lin‘s departure from the series. The director of the third, fourth, fifth and now sixth installments recently revealed that he wouldn’t return for Fast and Furious 7. Universal wants to rush it out next year, and he didn’t feel the schedule was creatively workable. This is the guy who took a franchise about racing cars a quarter mile at a time and turned it into a bona fide blockbuster action franchise. His touch will be missed.
That leaves Fast and Furious 7 in need of a director and Latino-Review is reporting three men are currently on the short list. They are Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid). Read More »
The life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is something that more than one filmmaker has attempted to capture in the past few years. But with respect to dramatic portrayals, none have succeeded. Oliver Stone and Joe Carnahan both tried to mount productions (Escobar and Killing Pablo, respectively) and both failed.
Now Brad Furman, who last made The Lincoln Lawyer, is nearly set to direct a version of Escobar’s story written by Matt Aldrich. Read More »
Fresh from the Governor’s office in California, Arnold Schwarzenegger jumped into the ‘y’know, for kids!’ silliness of The Governator animated series, and is already slated to return to The Terminator franchise. But his talk about wanting to find roles more appropriate to an aging action hero was evidently not just talk. Before he makes The Terminator, it looks like Arnie will star in a very Clint Eastwood-like film called Cry Macho. Read More »
I knew it wouldn’t be long before we saw Darren Aronofsky back at it again, even if it is only in a producer capacity. Just as the filmmaker had decided to take a break from unleashing upon the world another punishing portrayal of psychological strife and human misery — he’s directing The Wolverine, shooting this April — he’s now ensured that his name will be attached to at least one movie fitting that mold in the coming years.
That film is Intricate, a “dark story of a drug underworld”. The picture centers around a promising young athlete who gets caught up in the drug trade in ’90s New York. Directing the project is Brad Furman, who’s moved his way up from serving as an assistant to Julia Roberts on Erin Brockovich and The Mexican to recently helming the soon-to-be-released legal thriller The Lincoln Lawyer. Furman will be developing the project alongside Aronofsky and his partner Scott Franklin, both of whom will produce the film through their NY-based shingle Protozoa Pictures. Learn more after the break. Read More »
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Lionsgate Films have released a second movie trailer for The Take director Brad Furman‘s big screen adaptation of author Michael Connelly‘s novel The Lincoln Lawyer. The film stars Matthew McConaughey as a lawyer who “conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.” The movie co-stars Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, Bryan Cranston, Josh Lucas, Trace Adkin and John Leguizamo.
Watch the movie trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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