Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Casting: Mike Epps Frontrunner For Richard Pryor Biopic, Daisy Ridley Returning For 'Star Wars 8 & 9' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 11, 2014 5:00 PM
  • |
Repentant Mike Epps
From Marlon Wayans to Eddie Murphy to Nick Cannon, it seems every six months or so a new name surfaces as the potential lead for the forever developing Richard Pryor biopic. And with Lee Daniels now attached to direct, another contender is now in the pole position for the job —Mike Epps, who recently aced a screen test.

Tribeca Review: Amy Berg’s ‘Every Secret Thing’ Starring Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning & Diane Lane

  • By Rodrigo Perez
  • |
  • April 22, 2014 5:38 PM
  • |
Pitched somewhere between a David Fincher crime procedural, a Denis Lehane suspense novel and a “Mommie Dearest” melodrama, documentarian Amy Berg’s move into the feature-length world of dramatic narrative is by nature of the material, an uneven one. It’s not for want of trying, however. Making her narrative debut here, Berg directs the hell out of every crime segment in the film, and there’s a strong level of craft in sequences that would make Fincher and “Se7en” DP Darius Khondji proud. And Nicole Holofcener’s adaptation of the book doesn’t have any real egregious material, at least not in its dialogue.

12 Movie Stars Who Experienced Career Resurrections

  • By The Playlist Staff
  • |
  • October 31, 2013 4:27 PM
  • |
Movie Stars /Career Resurrections
This week “The Dallas Buyers Club” opens (you can read our review here), and it features a riveting, committed, physically gruelling and very likely-to-be-Oscar-nominated performance by Matthew McConaughey. If he is nominated, however, McConaughey will be at least a little in debt to the buzz that’s surrounded him of late as the newest member of what we could call the Comeback Club—that rarefied group of people who have, sometimes on a dime, turned their movie careers around and breathed new life into what was once moribund. It takes a great deal of luck to pull off this trickiest of acts, and for every actor who’s managed to hang onto their newly regained spot on top of the pile for a few years, there are ten who’ve briefly clambered all the way up only to topple off again a moment later.

Diane Lane To Play Hillary Clinton In 4-Hour Mini-Series On NBC

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 28, 2013 9:45 AM
  • |
Hillary Clinton Diane Lane
It looks like Hollywood isn't just obsessed with Lance Armstrong for biopic material. While the cyclist is currently the subject of at least three developing feature films and one documentary, you can you now add Hillary Clinton to the multiple project list. Earlier this year, news broke that "Smashed" and "The Spectacular Now" director James Ponsoldt was going to direct "Rodham," from a Black List finalist script. And while the hunt for the lead actress to continues—names like Jessica Chastain, Carey Mulligan, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried and Reese Witherspoon were all rumored/wishlisted—it looks like NBC is moving forward with their own movie on Clinton, complete with an actress attached.

More New 'Man Of Steel' Photos Show Off Young Clark, Baby Superman And Actor Identity Of "Jimmy" Olsen

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • May 15, 2013 7:10 PM
  • |
man of steel, cavill
Zack Snyder takes Superman very seriously. “In the comic-book universe, you have all these sort of minor celebrities that have been put up as the end-all, be-all,” Snyder told Hero Complex recently throwing some shade at movies that have featured lesser heroes like Green Lantern, Ghost Rider and the Punisher among others. “And then you have the fallen king who’s sadly relegated to the shadows. It’s cool to resurrect him and say, ‘Understand that this is the granddaddy of all superheroes.’”

'West Of Memphis' Director Amy Berg Helming 'Every Secret Thing' Penned By Nicole Holofcener, Starring Diane Lane

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 31, 2012 5:21 PM
  • |
Earlier this year, documentarian Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil") arrived at the Sundance Film Festival with mild controversy and lots of interest with "West of Memphis," a brand new documentary on the West Memphis Three with some startling new revelations. For better or worse, a lot of the attention came from Peter Jackson's involvement with the case and with the film as a producer. But for Berg's feature fiction narrative debut, she'll be standing all on her own with some pretty nice names supporting her as well.

Email Updates

Recent Comments