Update: Christian Bale has pulled out of Danny Boyle‘s Steve Jobs movie. THR reports “Sources say Bale, after much deliberation and conflicting feelings, came to the conclusion he was not right for the part and decided to withdraw.” Seth Rogen is in talks to play Apple co-counder Steve Wozniak, but with Bale out of the picture the film’s casting could change dramatically.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has said that the lead actor in the film will be in every frame of the movie, which makes this a very demanding project for any actor. We’ll report on the new choice for the lead when that information becomes available. Boyle is reportedly in Los Angeles this week to meet with actors, so casting may be reported within days. Our original story on casting the film follows. Read More »
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The Aaron Sorkin-scripted, Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs movie just got a whole lot funnier. Christian Bale is already set to play the iconic Apple creator and now, Seth Rogen is likely to play the co-creator of the company, Steven Wozniack. Jessica Chastain is also said to be up for a role in the film. Read more about the Seth Rogen Steve Wozniak casting below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
Before Danny Boyle jumps into Jobs, he’s taking a detour into television with Babylon. The British dramedy centers around the London police department, which is suffering from some serous public image issues. So Chief Constable Richard Miller (James Nesbitt) brings in some outside help in the form of Liz Garvey (Brit Marling), an American PR expert. She quickly discovers she has her work cut out for her, between a disgruntled, distrustful police force and a scandal-hungry media.
Babylon was written by Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, and also stars Jill Halfpenny, Paterson Joseph, Bertie Carvel, and Adam Deacon. Watch the first Babylon trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s still not entirely clear who’ll play Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming biopic, but now we know who won’t be. Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly dropped out of talks to play the late Apple guru after circling the project earlier this year. The reason? He’s kinda done with acting, for now.
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Aaron Sorkin is so well-established as a writer that his name connotes a certain level of ambition and achievement. He earned a large audience with The West Wing; whether he’s earning the right to keep it with The Newsroom is another story. So it is refreshing to hear, direct from the man, that he still struggles as a writer. For example, at a Q&A last night he talked about The Newsroom, saying, “I feel like I’m just now starting to learn how to write it.” He also talked about his Steve Jobs film, which is currently called… Steve Jobs. Read More »
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At one point the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs film might have been directed by David Fincher. Unfortunately, Fincher never took the gig due to disagreements over salary and control. That leaves the high-profile project wide open for a director willing to take on the job. Now, Sony may have locked down a very awards-friendly filmmaker: Danny Boyle is now in talks to direct the film. Furthermore, it looks like his star may end up being Leonardo DiCaprio. Steve Jobs doesn’t seem like the most likely role for DiCaprio, but it’s certainly a box-office friendly choice. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Danny Boyle‘s next move could be a sports film. The British filmmaker is reportedly working on a biopic of tennis icon Billie Jean King, specifically her legendary “Battle of the Sexes” match against Bobby Riggs in 1973.
That sounds pretty interesting as it is, but what makes this project even more intriguing is that it reunites him with two men behind his biggest recent successes: writer Simon Beaufoy and producer Christian Colson, who both worked on Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours. Hit the jump for more details.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
Danny Boyle has a new project out this year, but it won’t be found in theaters. Instead, it’ll be premiering later this year on television.
Babylon stars Brit Marling as Liz Garvey, a PR manager hired by Chief Constable Richard Miller (James Nesbitt) to give the London police department an image makeover. Of course, that’s easier said than done, as she’s dealing with outspoken, taser-happy cops, a bloodthirsty media, and a staff none too thrilled to take orders from an American with little law enforcement experience.
But as tough as those challenges are for her, they should be great fun for us watching at home. Between Boyle’s direction and a biting script by Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, Babylon promises to be sharp, energetic, and very funny. Watch the first trailer after the jump.
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Here are the first promo photos for the cop show Babylon, which comes from director Danny Boyle and Peep Show writers Sam Bains and Jesse Armstrong. The show revolves around an American media guru who arrives in London to put a new PR spin on the city’s cops.
The cast is led by Brit Marling and James Nesbitt, playing the PR advisor and the chief constable of the London police, respectively, but the ensemble features Paterson Joseph, Bertie Carvel, Ella Smith, Martin Trenaman, Jim Howick, Cavan Clerkin, Jill Halfpenny, Adam Deacon, Jonny Sweet, Nick Blood, Stuart Martin, Andrew Brooke and Daniel Kaluuya. Read More »