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Ophelia Lovibond, Melissa Leo & More Round Out Cast For 'A Single Shot' Starring Sam Rockwell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2012 3:25 PM
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It's been a long, strange trip for "A Single Shot." Seemingly stuck in development hell, the project had an array of names circling over the past couple of years -- Michael Fassbender, Alessandro Nivola, Emily Mortimer, Terrence Howard, Juliette Lewis, James Badge Dale, Juno Temple, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church -- but began finally firming things up this week. Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Wright, Jason Isaacs and William H. Macy (who has been attached through various incarnations) were confirmed, and now we know the rest of the folks joining them.

'A Single Shot' Finally Moves Forward With Jeffrey Wright, Sam Rockwell & William H. Macy

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 27, 2012 10:45 AM
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If "A Single Shot" sounds vaguely familiar, it's because it has been on our radar under various guises for some time now. A number of cast members have joined and left the project over the past couple of years, but David M. Rosenthal's film has now made it in front of cameras with Sam Rockwell and William H. Macy (who has stuck with the pic through various incarnations) taking lead roles.

Review: 'The Search For One-Eyed Jimmy' Is A Remnant Of A More Colorful Time In Indie Filmmaking

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 12, 2012 3:12 PM
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The rise of technology and newer entertainment formats has left behind a number of movies, some of which never graduated to VHS, DVD or even cable. One of those "forgotten" movies has recently hit DVD and Blu-Ray from the fine folks at Kino Lorber, the micro-indie "The Search For One-Eyed Jimmy". Of course, this particular film benefitted from having a stellar cast, most of whom are regularly working today, which has helped the picture rise above the number of undistributed films during the indie boom era. Of course, once you finish the film, you'll wonder exactly how so much talent got together to amount to so little.

Kristen Wiig To Star In Action/Comedy From 'Descendants' Writers Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; 'The Way, Way Back' To Star Sam Rockwell & Allison Janney

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 29, 2012 9:40 AM
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Winning an Oscar Sunday night for Best Adapted Screenplay, for an acclaimed film directed by Alexander Payne and starring ultimate modern movie star George Clooney, probably sounds a lot better in meetings than being the two guys who play outrageous character parts on shows like “Community” and “Party Down.” As much as we appreciate Jim Rash’s role as Dean Pelton, along with his frequently hilarious writing partner Nat Faxon’s appearance in Broken Lizard comedies, something about being fresh off an Oscar win for adapting “The Descendants” for the big screen has done wonders for both gentlemen’s careers.

First Look: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell & Christopher Walken in 'Seven Psychopaths'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 9, 2012 11:36 AM
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The talented Irish McDonagh family has a lot to be proud of today. This morning "The Guard" director John Michael McDonagh’s latest project, a black comedy about a good priest tormented by his community, titled "Cavalry" was announced, and now photos from his brother's latest, Irish playwright turned writer/director Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths" have surfaced via Entertainment Weekly.

Evan Rachel Wood, Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell & Peter Dinklage To Star In 'A Case Of You' Written By Justin Long

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 9, 2012 10:15 AM
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Receiving his big break in the 2001 Victor Salva-helmed “Jeepers Creepers,” actor Justin Long has since made a name of his dopey brand of humor in comedies like “Accepted” and “Dodgeball,” while also mixing it up with supporting roles in genre fare like “Drag Me To Hell” and “Live Free or Die Hard.” Though it’s Long’s next role that may serve as a major profile upgrade on the actor’s resume if all goes accordingly.

Financing Nears On 'Lunatic At Large'; 2 More Unmade Kubrick Projects Continue Toward Production

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2011 2:23 AM
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Almost as legendary as the films Stanley Kubrick did complete in his lifetime are the numerous projects that went unmade, but a few of those are getting a new lease on life. As you might recall, last spring, word surfaced that "Lunatic At Large" was headed toward the big screen with Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell attached to star and Chris Palmer to direct. Not long after, "Downslope" and "God Fearing Man" joined 'Lunatic' on the production slate and then...nothing else was heard since.

Sam Rockwell Negotiating To Star In 'Better Living Through Chemistry'

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 15, 2011 12:13 PM
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Well, you knew something had to break. After his Best Acting Oscar nomination for "The Hurt Locker," Jeremy Renner's stock in the star market rose astronomically and he attached himself to several tentpoles ("Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" being the biggest) and even flirted with the first iteration of Paul Thomas Anderson's Scientology project. But something in his schedule had to give and that's become an indie called “Better Living Through Chemistry.”

Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken And Mickey Rourke Among 'Seven Psychopaths'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 12, 2011 11:28 AM
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Dream. Team.

Tim Roth Planning A Return To Directing With 'Turning Stones,' Wants Sam Rockwell For The Lead

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 19, 2011 1:44 AM
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In the admittedly tiny sub-genre of harrowing-late-1990s-domestic-dramas-starring-Ray-Winstone-and-directed-by-well-respected-British-character-actors-who-have-yet-to-make-a-second-film, Gary Oldman's "Nil By Mouth" just has the edge -- underrated to this day, the film showed an assured hand from Oldman, and has two towering performances, by Winstone and Kathy Burke, the latter of whom picked up Best Actress at Cannes in 1997. But that's not to undervalue Tim Roth's "The War Zone," an adaptation of Alexander Stuart's novel examining incest and sexual abuse in a Devonshire family -- it's incredibly powerful stuff, and it's a shame that Roth has never followed it up.

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