Jim Sheridan Creating ‘In America’ HBO Series

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The latest series to go into development for HBO is In America, a project that sees writer/director Jim Sheridan returning to the subject of his 2002 film of the same name. The feature In America garnered three Oscar nominations, for Samantha Morton as Best Actress, Djimon Hounsou as Best Supporting Actor, and Jim Sheridan and his daughters Naomi and Kirsten for Best Original Screenplay. Now those same three family members are developing the In America TV series. Read More »

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Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments

Bible-based projects are hotter than ever. This year alone, we’ll see Ridley Scott’s Exodus, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, and the Jesus tale Son of God. But while most are taking the familiar form of an historical epic, WGN America is going a different way with their religiously inspired new miniseries.

Produced by The Weinstein Co., 10 Commandments will consist of ten episodes, each of which will focus on a different commandment. Different is the key word here. Each installment will be helmed by a different director, with Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, Jim Sheridan, Wes Craven, and Michael Cera among those attached right now. (Yes, that Michael Cera.) Hit the jump for more details on the project.

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The years since Jim Sheridan‘s great film In America have been filled with a couple of strange choices: the 50 Cent movie Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, and the remake of Susanne Bier’s Brothers. (The latter being a film I liked in part, but the idea of remaking it still seems like a strange choice.)

Now here’s Dream House, which looks like it might be a too-predictable wacky thriller in which Daniel Craig gets to go a little bit crazy. He moves into a new home with his wife (Rachel Weisz, now his real-life bride as well) and children, only to discover that the previous inhabitants were murdered. From there, Daniel Craig goes off the rails a bit as he discovers that his own past might not be what he assumed it to be. This is definitely a trailer that appears to show too much, but what it might really show is that Dream House is going to be a tough sell. Check it out after the break. Read More »

Here are two first looks, one of Jim Sheridan‘s domestic thriller Dream House, with Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts, and then one of the ‘body-switching’ comedy The Change-Up, in which Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds find their personalities swapped into one another’s bodies. The second image and info on both films, after the break. Read More »

Briefly: This is an update to a story that first cropped up a couple months back when Daniel Craig was in talks to join David Fincher‘s version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Mr. Craig shot a lead role in Jim Sheridan‘s thriller Dream House earlier this year, alongside Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz, but to make the scheduled February 18 release date, reshoots are required.

Problem is, Daniel Craig is busy with David Fincher now, and won’t be available to take part in the full-cast reshoots for Dream House until December. So that Toronto shoot has been postponed until then. That puts the Dream House release date as TBD, too. The film is about “a successful New York publisher (Craig) who moves his wife (Weisz) and children to a New England town, where they buy the home of their dreams. But the dream is shattered when they learn that the previous tenants were murdered. The husband teams with a neighbor (Watts) to learn the truth about the crime.”

Assuming these reshoots take place in December, we’ll see three Daniel Craig movies in 2011: Dream House, Cowboys & Aliens on July 29 and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on December 21. [Variety]

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An adaptation of the video game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men has been in development at Lionsgate, with a script by Kyle Ward and Bruce Willis seemingly set to star as Kane. Now Jamie Foxx is apparently the co-star, news which first cropped up on Ward’s Twitter feed. That update has been deleted, but Deadline and a handful of others are running with it, and Foxx’s publicist has yet to deny.

That’s actually a pretty great pairing for Willis. Simon Crane is directing. Willis would be Adam “Kane” Marcus, “a mercenary who makes an unlikely alliance with the schizophrenic killer named James Lynch (Foxx). The duo is forced on a mission to retrieve a stolen microchip.”

After the break, new stuff for Reese Witherspoon, and another actor for Jim Sheridan’s Dream House. Read More »

Brothers Movie Trailer #2

Brothers

Lionsgate has released a new trailer for the family drama Brothers, which is directed by six-time Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan (In America, In The Name of the Father), from a screenplay by David Benioff (The Kite Runner, 25th Hour), and stars Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard, Clifton Collins, Jr., Carey Mulligan, and Ethan Suplee.

The film tells the story of a black-sheep younger brother who cares for the wife and children of a decorated Marine who goes missing overseas, “with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family.” The list of names involved with this film is very impressive. The trailer has a really over-the-top, on-the-noise, voiceover, which gives the feel of a made-for-television movie, rather than an Awards hopeful. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. As always, leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Daniel Craig Joins Jim Sheridan’s Dream House

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As soon as Get Rich or Die Tryin’ was released, starring a then-hot 50 Cent, it was evident that the climb back up to respectability might be a long one for Jim Sheridan, the guy who previously impressed us with films like My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father. I’m not sure how much good Brothers, his upcoming film with Jake Gyllenhall, Natalie Portman and Tobey Mgauire, will do. (Premise is great, trailer has me worried.) But I’m now a lot more interested in his follow-up Dream House, because Daniel Craig is joining the cast. Read More »

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