Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7

Aaron Sorkin‘s upcoming drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 was meant to be released in theaters this fall by Paramount Pictures. The studio had slated the movie for a limited release on September 25 followed by a wide release on October 16. However, Netflix is now negotiating to acquire the global rights to the movie from Cross Creek Pictures, which would give the streaming service another awards contender.

UPDATE: Deadline reports Netflix has officially picked up global distribution rights for the movie with a $56 million deal. Our original story from June 22, 2020 follows below. Read More »

7500 trailer

In the early 2010s, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was everywhere. You’d be hard pressed to find a romantic-comedy or a big action flick without his boyishly good-looking face attached. If the “Internet’s Boyfriend” term had existed when he was around, he was it. But suddenly, he kind of disappeared. Maybe Gordon-Levitt was just flying too far under our radars, but the last time anyone saw him in a major feature film was the poorly received 2016 film Snowden. Well it turns out he was flying high this whole time — with Gordon-Levitt’s big return to feature films taking place in an airplane. Gordon-Levitt stars in 7500, a thriller for Amazon Video that follows a soft-spoken co-pilot who must fend off an airplane hijacking. Watch the 7500 trailer below.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Video Essay

Nearly a year ago, pre-production on Aaron Sorkin’s long-gestating true story of The Trial of the Chicago 7 was suddenly shut down in order to allow the acclaimed writer some time to work on his Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. But a few months later, the movie was getting back together with a stacked cast assembling. Now the movie has added Michael Keaton, and Paramount Pictures has set The Trial of the Chicago 7 release date right at the start of awards season. Find out more below. Read More »

mr. corman tv series

School is in session, and so is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. After disappearing from the public consciousness for the past few years, Gordon-Levitt is making a comeback in a new Apple TV+ series, Mr. Corman. The Snowden actor will write, direct, executive produce, and star in the half-hour dramedy about a school teacher “still coming to grips with adulthood.”

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Trial of the Chicago 7 cast Seth Rogen

Last we heard, Aaron Sorkin‘s The Trial of the Chicago 7 was on hold so Sorkin could devote more time to his To Kill a Mockingbird stage production. Now, the film appears to be back on, and adding even more cast members. Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne were previously announced, and now they’re joined by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Alex Sharp, and more.

The film is based on the true story of the 1969 trial in which seven defendants were charged with conspiracy and other charges related to anti-Vietnam War protests during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. More on the Trial of the Chicago 7 cast below.

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Netflix sci-fi

Talk about an intriguing combination of talent: Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, Collateral) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, Looper) have joined the cast of an untitled Netflix sci-fi movie that involves characters gaining superpowers. My curiosity is already piqued by just that small amount of information, but there’s something else that raises my eyebrows even more: the movie will be directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the guys behind the 2010 documentary Catfish. Learn more about the project below. Read More »

the dark knight rises

(Welcome to The Dark Knight Legacy, a series of articles that explore Christopher Nolan’s superhero masterpiece in celebration of its 10th anniversary.)

(The Unpopular Opinion is a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: we sing the praises of Christopher Nolan’s somewhat misunderstood Dark Knight follow-up The Dark Knight Rises.)

I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss.” – Jim Gordon (and Charles Dickens).

How do you follow up The Dark Knight? The movie changed the face of superhero cinema, and became almost instantly iconic. Another sequel wasn’t just required, it was practically demanded by audiences. Director Christopher Nolan had several choices – he could forge ahead with a sequel that copied the layout of The Dark Knight, he could create something completely new, or he could walk away entirely.

To Nolan, the third option seemed most appealing. Despite all the success, despite all the acclaim, the director wasn’t exactly keen making a third film in his Batman series. But over time, Nolan began to form a plan. A plan that seems almost insane in our current age of never-ending superhero sagas: he would craft a conclusion. A film that would actually bring the story he started back with Batman Begins to a close. That film was The Dark Knight Rises.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Star Wars cameo

Writer-director Rian Johnson and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt have collaborated on every one of Johnson’s three feature films thus far, so it’s not much of a surprise to hear that Gordon-Levitt is heading to a galaxy far, far away for a small part in Johnson’s biggest movie to date, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Find out everything we know about the Joseph Gordon-Levitt Star Wars cameo below.
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Comrade Detective cast

Amazon and A24 may have just genetically engineered a television show that perfectly aligns with my sensibilities. Comrade Detective, which debuts later this summer, is being made to look like a Romanian cop show from the 1980s, with Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici playing the lead roles. But here’s the part that will make people raise their eyebrows: Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are providing dubbed voiceovers for those characters, and they’ll be joined by a crazy-talented group of actors that will be doing some dubbing of their own. Read the full list of names in the Comrade Detective cast below.
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joseph gordon levitt musical

It seemed like a match made in movie heaven when it was announced last year that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum were to headline the R-rated musical comedy, Wingmen, together.

Now, in addition to his dancing shoes, Gordon-Levitt may be donning the director’s hat for the Universal movie in his second time directing since his feature film debut, Don Jon.

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