I’m not a statistician, but I’m guessing there are at least a few of you who were excited to see City of Lies, a film that stars Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker as they try to crack the case of who murdered iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls) in a 1997 drive-by shooting. But you’ll have to temper that excitement, because even though the movie was slated to come out exactly one month from today, it has now been yanked from release altogether. Read More »
Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker take on one of the most notorious unsolved cases in Los Angeles history: the murder of Biggie Smalls. The Brooklyn-born rapper was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997, and to this day, no one knows who did it — though plenty of people have a hunch.
One of those people with a hunch is Johnny Depp’s L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole, looking inexplicably like he suffered from the same botched dye job as Fantastic Beast‘s Grindelwald. But Depp doesn’t have time to fix his eyebrow color! He has a 20-year old murder to solve.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
This is a fine year for Forest Whitaker. We recently saw him in the fantastic Arrival, not too long ago he signed up for Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther, and he has Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming up. The more we see of the actor, producer, and director, the better, so it’s good to hear he’s added another intriguing project to his slate. Whitaker will star in director Brad Furman‘s (The Lincoln Lawyer) LAbyrinth, a true story about the detective who investigated the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.
Below, learn more about the Forest Whitaker Labyrinth casting.
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Johnny Depp‘s career has been in a bit of rut over the past couple of years. The actor’s now ex-wife Amber Heard recently came forward with abuse allegations, which followed a string of box-office and critical disappointments. Some were hopeful Black Mass would be a comeback of sorts for Depp, a return to the real world for an actor who has a history of playing characters like, let’s say, Mortdecai and The Mad Hatter. Black Mass was another disappointment starring the actor, but he’s lined up another biopic to headline. In Labyrinth, Depp will play the L.A. Detective who investigated the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
Below, learn more about the new Johnny Depp project.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Angie Han
A little over a year after Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston is heading back to the criminal underworld. The Emmy-winning actor is attached to lead The Infiltrator, about real-life federal agent Robert Mazur’s years undercover.
Brad Furman, who directed Cranston in The Lincoln Lawyer, will helm. Hit the jump for more about the Bryan Cranston Infiltrator movie.
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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 »
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 »
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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 »