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Warner Bros. has released a gallery of 29 images from the boxing comedy Grudge Match. Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone play two Pittsburgh fighters whose rivalry ended abruptly in 1983. Thirty years later, a boxing promoter (Kevin Hart) convinces them to get back in the ring for one last fight that turns into a "must-see HBO event." Watch the trailer here. Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, and Jon Bernthal also star in Grudge Match. Peter Seagal (Get Smart) directed the December 25 release. Check out the image gallery after the jump. Official synopsis: In “Grudge Match,” De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.
New high-resolution images from a trio of upcoming releases have landed online. Briefly: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – A new image from director Marc Webb’s superhero sequel features Jamie Foxx’s villain pre-transformation, along with hi-res versions of a couple of previously released photos. The film opens in 3D on May 2, 2014. Out of the Furnace – A large batch of new hi-res images from director Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) upcoming drama, starring Christian Bale as an ex-con who goes searching for his missing brother (Casey Affleck). The film opens on December 6th. Grudge Match – A few new images from the Robert De Niro/Sylvester Stallone comedy, which revolves around a rematch between two old, bitter boxing rivals. The film opens on Christmas Day. Hit the jump to take a look at the images. Click on any image for high-resolution. Here’s the official synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man 2: In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Here’s the official synopsis for Grudge Match: In “Grudge Match,” De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and ...
Writer/director Stephen Gaghan’s new film Candy Store is inching closer towards production—slowly but surely. Worldwide Entertainment and Lotus Entertainment announced today that they will finance and produce the crime thriller from the Syriana filmmaker, with Robert De Niro signing on to join Jason Clarke and Omar Sy in the cast. The pic tells the story of an undercover agent who begins a new life as a beat cop in Brooklyn, but finds that his past life comes back to haunt him. It’s unclear whether Clarke or De Niro will play said cop, but the film certainly comes with high expectations given that it will be Gaghan’s first major feature directorial effort since 2005’s Syriana. Filming is expected to commence in 2014. Hit the jump for casting news regarding the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel sequel and the full press release for the Candy Store news. Additionally, Deadline reports that Richard Gere is being courted to play a new character in Fox Searchlight’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel sequel. Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, and Maggie Smith are all set to return with Ol Parker again penning the script. John Madden is also expected to come back and direct, but we haven’t heard solid news on the project in quite some time. Last year we heard that Colin Firth and Helen Mirren might be signing on, but obviously that didn’t happen. The nature of Gere’s role is unknown, but shooting is slated to begin early next year so we should hear more soon. Read the ...
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for director Peter Segal’s (The Longest Yard) upcoming comedy Grudge Match. Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro star as two retired professional boxers who used to be boxers. When they end up getting into a fight while filming mo-cap for a boxing video game, an official rematch is planned and the older gentlemen now have to get into shape. While a boxing movie starring Stallone and De Niro could have easily been a straight drama, this trailer shows that Grudge Match is very much a comedy—complete with a Rocky gag and plenty of “you’re so old that ___” jokes. There’s also a bit with a creepy CGI’d version of Stallone’s younger self retiring from acting, but overall the chemistry between the two and their trainers (played by Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin) looks fairly promising. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jon Bernthal, Kim Basinger, and Camden Grey. Grudge Match opens on Christmas Day. Here’s the official synopsis for Grudge Match: In “Grudge Match,” De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar ...
In the new film The Family, (opening in theaters Friday, September 13th) director and screenwriter Luc Bresson brings to life a familiar family of mobsters and places them in witness protection in the middle of France. Giovanni (Robert De Niro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and two kids know they should be keeping a low profile but they can’t seem to forget their previous lives, resorting to much more violence than it seems would go so unnoticed. The film packs some funny moments, particularly from Pfeiffer. The Family also stars Glee’s Dianna Agron and John D’Leo as the family’s ruthlessly brilliant children. At the recent press conference for the film, a select group of reporters was able to ask questions of the impressive cast. The young stars of course discussed the impact of working with two legends of the industry, and the veteran actors commended their young partners on their fresh perspective. Pfeiffer and De Niro mentioned that they were thrilled to finally have scenes together, after starring in two films (Stardust and New Year’s Eve) that never let them appear onscreen at the same time. De Niro talked about rewatching Goodfellas to prepare for the film (his gangster character watches it and has to critique the truthfulness of it without revealing his cover). Click after the jump to read the entire press conference. Though not all of the questions at the press conference were particularly insightful, some got the surprisingly reticent De Niro and others to open up. Highlights included De ...
Relativity has released three clips and 11 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from Luc Besson's dark action-comedy The Family. The movie centers on the Manzonis, a mob family who are relocated to Normandy, France as part of the witness protection program, though they soon find that leaving their old, violent, retaliatory ways behind is harder than they expected. Hit the jump to check out the clips and the behind-the-scenes footage. The film stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D’Leo, and Tommy Lee Jones. The Family opens September 13th. Clips Behind-the-Scenes footage Here’s the official synopsis for The Family: The darkly comedic action film The Family is the story of the Manzonis, a notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program. While they do their best to fit in, old habits die hard and they soon find themselves handling things the “family” way.
New images from a trio of upcoming Relativity Media films have been released online for your viewing pleasure. Briefly: Out of the Furnace – Writer/director Scott Cooper’s character-centric crime drama stars Christian Bale as an ex-con steel worker who seeks vengeance when his brother (Casey Affleck) disappears after getting involved with a local crime ring. Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, and Sam Shepard round out a stellar supporting cast. The film opens on December 6th. The Family – Director Luc Besson’s action comedy centers on a mob family headed up by Robert De Niro that moves to Italy as part of the witness protection program. They soon learn, though, that old habits die hard. Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer also star. The film opens on September 13th. Don Jon – The excellent directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt centers on a contemporary, porn-addicted Don Juan-type who attempts to reform himself. Gordon-Levitt stars alongside Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore in the thought-provoking comedy, which opens on September 27th. Read Matt’s review here. Hit the jump to check out the new images from the aforementioned films. Click on any image for high-resolution. Here’s the official synopsis for Out of the Furnace: The film is a drama about fate, circumstance, and redemption. Russell and his younger brother live in the economically depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast ...
New posters have landed online for two star-studded ensembles that are headed to theaters later this year. Besides teasing the stellar cast, there’s really not much to the full theatrical poster for George Clooney’s new directorial effort The Monuments Men, but we do see Matt Damon flanked by Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville. Based on a true story, the film centers on an unlikely World War II platoon made up of museum directors, curators, and art historians tasked by FDR with going into Germany and rescuing artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves before they are lost forever. The film also stars Cate Blanchett and opens in theaters on December 20th. Additionally, the first poster for Jon Turtletaub’s (National Treasure) comedy Last Vegas also highlights its ensemble, as we get a look at Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline laughing it up as a quartet of friends who get together to celebrate a bachelor party in Vegas. The film opens on November 1st. Hit the jump to check out both posters. Via Yahoo! Movies. Here’s the synopsis for The Monuments Men: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German ...
Two veteran Academy Award-winners are looking to team up once again. FilmNation Entertainment announced today that Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro are attached to star in the adaptation of author Ann Leary’s bestselling novel The Good House. The darkly comic drama tells the story of Hildy Good (Streep), a New England realtor and alcoholic who strikes up a relationship with an old flame (De Niro) when her new friend Rebecca becomes the subject of the town gossip. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Cunningham (The Hours) will pen the screenplay for the adaptation, but no director is attached just yet. Streep will next be seen this fall in the ensemble adaptation August Osage County, while De Niro stars in the actioner The Family, the comedy Last Vegas, and David O. Russell’s American Hustle. Hit the jump to read the press release. Here’s the press release: New York, NY – August 6, 2013 – FilmNation Entertainment has acquired the rights from Jane Rosenthal to New York Times Bestseller The Good House by Ann Leary. Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham is set to adapt the project. Attached to star are Academy Award winners Meryl Streep, who previously collaborated with Cunningham on The Hours, and Robert De Niro, making this the fourth film Streep and De Niro will appear in together. Rosenthal will produce and Berry Welsh, VP of Production, will executive produce for Tribeca Productions. Aaron Ryder and Karen Lunder will produce for FilmNation. FilmNation partner Steve Samuels played a role in bringing the project to FilmNation through his relationship with Leary. The ...
Producer Harvey Weinstein and Disney are getting back together again. Disney announced today that Weinstein will produce a feature film adaptation of the childrens book series Artemis Fowl, from author Eoin Colfer, marking a reunion between Weinstein and Disney after the two went their separate ways in 2005 over disputes regarding Weinstein’s Miramax studio. Described as “Die Hard with fairies,” Artemis Fowl follows the adventures of a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who kidnaps a fairy in order to harness its magic to save his family. A feature film adaptation of the book has been in the works for years, with Weinstein’s Miramax first acquiring the rights back in 2001. Now the uber producer is teaming back up with Disney in order to make the movie a reality. Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal are onboard to executive produce Artemis Fowl, with Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) writing the screenplay. The book series currently spans eight novels, so Disney is no doubt hoping to spawn a new franchise. Hit the jump to read the full press release. Here’s the press release: The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that it is in development on the film adaptation of Artemis Fowl with producer Harvey Weinstein. The live-action feature will be based on the first and second installments in Disney Publishing Worldwide’s best-selling children’s fiction series by author Eoin Colfer. The screenplay is being written by Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal will executive produce the ...