Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became Hollywood superstars after the success of Good Will Hunting. Not only did the longtime friends star in the movie, but they won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay that year. But that was 22 years ago, and despite taking home one of the most prestigious awards Hollywood has to offer, they haven’t written together again. That’s about to change
Not too long ago, we learned Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were finally reteaming as writers for a movie called The Last Duel, a movie they co-wrote with Nicole Holofcener that will be directed by Ridley Scott. With Matt Damon making the publicity rounds for the release of Ford vs Ferrari this weekend, the actor and writer got a chance to explain why it took so long to reteam with his old Boston buddy for this forthcoming project. Read More »
If you’ve been wondering if and when Lady Gaga would land another high-profile acting gig after her Oscar-nominated turn in A Star Is Born, wonder no more. The singer and actresses will star in a new film for Ridley Scott about the Gucci fashion dynasty and the murder of the grandson of founder Guccio Gucci. Ms. Gaga will play Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of orchestrating the murder of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci.
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Adam Driver is 35 years old, and he’s already worked with filmmakers like Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam, and the Coen Brothers, just to name a few. And very soon, he may add Sir Ridley Scott to his impressive list of collaborators.
Driver is currently in early talks to join the cast of The Last Duel, Scott’s upcoming period piece that has Matt Damon set to star in one of the lead roles. And while Damon was originally said to be facing off against his old pal Ben Affleck in this movie, it now appears that Driver will be taking the role that was seemingly intended for Affleck, while Affleck himself shifts into a supporting role instead. Read More »
Fresh off her Emmy win for her tour-de-force performance in Killing Eve, Jodie Comer is setting her sights on her next big project. And on paper, her next project is a doozy. Comer is in talks to work with some of the biggest names in Hollywood in the Ridley Scott film The Last Duel, based on the real events of the last officially sanctioned duel in 14th century France. Comer will be starring opposite Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, but her role might be cause for concern: she is in talks to play the wife whose sexual assault leads to a former soldier appealing the king to grant a duel to the death.
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the Boston-bred pals who won an Oscar for writing Good Will Hunting in the late 1990s, have not co-written another script since – at least not one that’s actually gotten made into a movie. But it looks like that may change imminently, because Ridley Scott is now set to direct The Last Duel, a revenge film that’s an adaptation of Eric Jager’s novel. Affleck and Damon co-wrote the movie with Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said, Can You Ever Forgive Me?), and it’s a period piece set in the 1300s France.
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The new version of Pet Sematary is a little more intimate than the average horror movie. Staying true to the spirit of Stephen King‘s book, there’s about as much drama as horror in Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer new version of the classic story. Especially in the first hour, the filmmakers take their time to make the Creed family a believable unit with both joy and pain in their lives.
Kolsch and Widmyer enlisted exceptional actors to bring these characters to life again, including actor, writer, and filmmaker, Amy Seimetz. Seimetz, who directed Sun Don’t Shine and co-created Starz’s The Girlfriend Experience, first read the book when she was eight years old, so you could say she’s been preparing for this role a long time. Recently, she told us about performing her favorite passage from the book, working with Ridley Scott, and her moving experience at a Childish Gambino concert.
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Last weekend, a high school stage production of Alien went viral when images and video of the impressive play by a New Jersey drama club hit the web. The hype was enough to gain the attention of the official Alien Anthology account from 20th Century Fox (which may be in the hands of a Disney employee now), but now the students will be riding a whole new wave of pride thanks to some praise from Alien director Ridley Scott and the film’s star Sigourney Weaver. Read More »
A serious, timely question: Who on Earth doesn’t have love for William Fichtner? The actor brings it every time, no matter the size of the role – which, as he recently told us, is not something he cares about. Whether he’s one of the stars or only on screen for a scene or two, he always leaves an impression. Now, he’s one of the leads of Mark Steven Johnson‘s playful heist movie Finding Steve McQueen, a true story about an eclectic gang of criminals stealing Richard Nixon’s illegal campaign contributions.
Throughout his career, in addition to showing a wide range in a wide variety of films and TV shows, he’s starred in movies that are already proving to stand the test of time. The Dark Knight, Go, Black Hawk Down, and the works of Michael Bay: those movies aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Recently, we spoke with Fichtner about his experiences on those films and his collaborations with Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Sir Ridley Scott, and others.
Below, take a trip down memory lane with the one and only William Fichtner.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
In 2014, the video game Alien: Isolation introduced the world to Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Sigourney Weaver‘s cinematic heroine Ellen Ripley, in a horror-soaked survival thriller set fifteen years after the events of Ridley Scott‘s original 1979 movie.
Now, 20th Century Fox is expanding Amanda’s story by incorporating the cut scenes from the game into an Alien: Isolation digital series, complete with “new story beats”. Find out when and where you can watch the new series below. Read More »