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Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to the Fernando Meirelles film, 360. 360 is a globetrotting human drama from a screenplay by Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) that made the film festival circuit this fall. Meirelles, who’s best known for directing City of God and The Constant Gardener, reunites with Rachel Weisz for a story that attempts to connect multiple individuals as they confront personal issues pertaining to sexual and social relationships. In addition to Weisz, the 360 cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Ben Foster, Jamel Debbouze and Moritz Bleibtreu.
“Fernando Meirelles and Peter Morgan are two exceptional talents that have crafted a unique and truly special picture,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “360 is a stunningly well made film, and a fantastic showcase for some of the most talented actors from around the world.”
The film has had its own passport punched a few times. It world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, opened the BFI London Film Festival, and opened in Sweden on Oct. 19. But early reviews so far have been mixed, with critics praising the cast but wishing Morgan and Meirelle had found a stronger line to connect the film’s floating protagonists. The most positive 360 review on Rotten Tomatoes comes from Mark Adams of This Is London, who admits, “360 is not a film to love easily.”
But Magnolia has shown the capacity to place challenging films in front of suitable audiences, and they no doubt will rise to the challenge with 360. They plan to avoid this year’s awards race with Meirelles’ film, announcing a theatrical release in 2012 in all major U.S. markets, though they say in a release that the film will be “bolstered by a prominent film festival presence leading up to release.” (Source)
Ben is currently in London, England at the 55th BFI London Film Festival. Ben was there in support of Rampart which also stars Woody Harrelson. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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A new photo shoot has been added into the gallery. Thank you to Angie for sending us these images. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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We have no official confirmation from producers, but right now it looks like the infamous Gotti family biopic may be sleeping with the fishes. Showbiz411 is reporting that all work on Gotti: In The Shadow of My Father, which began pre-production in New York last month, has been halted due to a lack of funding. It’s unclear how much work was actually completed on the controversial mob movie, but without a way for producer Marc Fiore to pay the film’s big name principals, word is that director Barry Levinson may not be able to hit his January start date.
Gotti: In The Shadow of My Father was set to star John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Ben Foster and Al Pacino. More information to follow.
The first production stills featuring Ben of the Baltasar Kormákur directed film, Contraband have been added into the gallery. Contraband stars Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale and Giovanni Ribisi. Fans can expect the film to hit theatres January 13, 2012. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Opening on January 13th is Contraband, a new crime thriller starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Kate Beckinsale and Giovanni Ribisi. The official was just released, take a look below:
Damon Lindelof gave fans some insight into the highly anticipated 2012 film, Prometheus during a recent interview. In Lindelof’s own words, he revealed what it was like working with an ensemble.
On Working With an Ensemble
“I think one of the really cool things about the first Alien, if you watch it cold, Ripley is kind in the background like one of the crew members, and you’re like, ‘Skerrit’s [who played Captain Dallas] the hero of the movie,’ and he’s one of the first to go. And then you’re like, ‘It’s [the engineer played by] Harry Dean Stanton.’ And, no, he’s gone… and suddenly Sigourney Weaver, in the last 40 minutes of the movie, is the only one left alive. I think the idea of building a really cool ensemble and again presenting the audience with like, ‘Who’s going to be left standing at the end of this movie? Maybe all of them. Probably not,’ [that's] part of the fun of what we set out to do.”
Read the Full Interview: www.moviesblog.mtv.com
Big news for sci-fi fans: Ridley Scott has finally taken the wraps off his far-too-secretive-for-my-tastes science fiction opus, Prometheus. The eagerly awaited synopsis has been revealed … and it’s probably safe to say: fans will not be disappointed! Take a look below.
Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Prometheus stars Michael Fassbender, Patrick Wilson, Noomi Rapace and Ben Foster. Directed by Ridley Scott, Prometheus will hit theatres June 2012.