Johnny Depp‘s schedule is packed, but when the chance comes up to work on a reality-based dramatic action thriller with the team that won last year’s Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture Oscars, you bet he’s going to try and make time.
So Mr. Depp is now in talks to join Sleeping Dogs (or Triple Frontier, depending upon whom you believe) from director Kathryn Bigelow and co-writer Mark Boal. Read More »
Kathryn Bigelow, who won the Best Director Oscar for her work on The Hurt Locker, which also won Best Picture, is working again with her Hurt Locker co-writer (and, ahem, Oscar winner) Mark Boal on Sleeping Dogs. The film has been taking some time to come together, but now has one very high-profile actor linked to a big role. Tom Hanks is said to be quite interested in the picture. Read More »
Assuming that the majority of this information is valid, there are going to be about two dozen worth of news stories crammed in one here, so brace yourselves.
According to a leaked email exposing Paramount’s upcoming movie slate, they’re going to be pretty busy over the next few years, working on a slew of potentially promising projects that are either set to go ahead or awaiting further script developments. Find out which of their films you have to look forward to after the break. Read More »
Officials in Paraguay and Argentina feel pretty touchy about the perception of their countries, specifically as it relates to the tourist trade. Want to make a movie that might cast part of those countries in a less than flattering light? Don’t expect them to cooperate. The Hurt Locker creators Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have been working on a film called Triple Frontier, which is set in and named after a region that is formed by the intersection of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
Now officials in the latter two countries are refusing to cooperate with the film, on the grounds that it will portray the region, and by extension, each country, in a negative light. Read More »
Kathryn Bigelow went six years between her last feature directorial effort (K19: The Widowmaker) and this year’s incredible effort The Hurt Locker. But the wait won’t be nearly as long for her next film. According to Variety, Bigelow and her Hurt Locker witer Mark Boal have been signed by Paramount to make action-adventure film Triple Frontier, “a high-stakes ensemble project.”
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