Update: Deadline reports that a TV series about the GameStop/Wall Street chaos called To the Moon is now in the works from a new company called Pinky Promise. Writer Noam Tomaschoff has reportedly met with “long-time, active members of the r/WallStreetBets reddit” to ensure they’re getting the details of the story correct, and the show will follow “two roommates laid off from their jobs at GameStop and AMC, who turn Covid into lemonade by using their stimulus checks to dip into the world of day trading. It’s The Big Short meets Reddit, in this chronicle of the movement that grabbed Wall Street by the wallet and chucked it all the way to the moon.” Our original article about the dueling movies in development continues below.
That was fast. Following the very recent news that MGM has acquired the rights to a book proposal called The Antisocial Network in a bidding war, Netflix is now jumping on the bandwagon to make its own movie about the chaos that’s happening on Wall Street right now. That’s right, folks: we’re now staring down the barrel of multiple GameStop stock movies.
But Netflix’s version actually has a writer and star attached: Oscar-winning writer Mark Boal will write the script, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Noah Centineo is on board to lead the cast. And from the sound of it, Netflix’s version will be more wide-ranging than covering just the craziness around GameStop stocks. Read More »
As Apple TV+ continues to try to make a name for themselves, they keep attracting interesting talent. The latest: Mark Boal, screenwriter of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, is headed to the streaming service with his new series Echo 3. The 10-part series follows two men searching for a woman who went missing near the Columbia-Venezuela border. The series is an adaptation of Israeli TV series When Heroes Fly, and Boal will serve as co-showrunner along with Jason Horwitch.
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Triple Frontier, a film that has been gestating in Hollywood for almost a decade, is still happening. A Most Violent Year director J.C. Chandor will helm the film, and now Chandor has locked-down a cast that includes Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal. Several actors have come and gone on the project, including Affleck himself, who dropped out at one point. More on the Triple Frontier movie below.
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Jaume Collet-Serra, the Spanish filmmaker at the helm of movies like Orphan, Unknown, Non-Stop, and The Shallows, appears to have graduated from B-movie genre efforts to a potentially A-list prestige film. Annapurna Pictures has hired him to direct Waco, a movie about the 1993 Texas conflict that raged between the FBI and a right-wing cult group and resulted in a body count of more than 75 people.
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J.C. Chandor‘s (A Most Violent Year) drug smuggling thriller, Triple Frontier, has just been dealt a brutal blow. The project, formerly called Sleeping Dogs, has been at Paramount for several years and has pulled in all kinds of talent. At one point, Kathryn Bigelow was going to direct Tom Hanks in the film before Chandor got Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum on board to star, but they’ve dropped the project, along with Paramount.
Below, learn more about what’s going on with Triple Frontier.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Angie Han
Hey, remember the complete and utter national meltdown that was the 2016 presidential election? Of course you do — it was only three and a half months ago, even if it feels like it was four lifetimes ago. Well, how would you like to relive that entire debacle as TV drama? Zero Dark Thirty writer Mark Boal and producer Megan Ellison are reportedly working on a project about last year’s events, to be released as an eight- to ten-hour miniseries. Read More »
We’ve got good news, everybody: Megan Ellison‘s production company, Annapurna Pictures, is now a distributor. The company was founded in 2011, and in the six years since its creation, they’ve been responsible for financing and producing some original and ambitious films, including Her, The Master, Spring Breakers, and most recently, 20th Century Women. Their newly launched distribution and marketing operation will first handle the release of director Kathryn Bigelow‘s “Untitled Detroit Project,” which comes out this August.
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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, Point Break) has signed on to direct a currently untitled true crime drama set against the backdrop of Detroit’s 1967 riots for Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures. Hit the jump to learn more about the Kathryn Bigelow Detroit riots movie.
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Following the acclaimed Zero Dark Thirty, the next project for director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal was supposed to be Triple Frontier at Paramount Pictures. The project had been developing for years, but then Bigelow and Boal decided to focus on a film about Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army Sergeant captured by the Taliban and held for five years before being released in a controversial prisoner exchange in 2014.
Now Triple Frontier may have a new director. Margin Call, All is Lost, and A Most Violent Year helmer J.C. Chandor is in early talks to direct the film. And it sounds like Will Smith and Tom Hanks, who have been linked to the project for years, may still end up being involved, too. Find out more about J.C. Chandor directing Triple Frontier below! Read More »
Since the release of Zero Dark Thirty, director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have been working on a project called Triple Frontier, based on the crime-ridden border intersection of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. But that project, set up at Paramount, hasn’t quite ignited into an actual film. Now there’s a report that Triple Frontier has been pushed aside altogether, and that the next film from Bigelow and Boal will be the story of Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army Sergeant captured by the Taliban and held for five years before being released in a controversial prisoner exchange in 2014. Read More »