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Summit Already Planning 'Red 3' Before 'Red 2' Even Opens, Because Old People With Guns Is Always Funny

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 20, 2013 1:15 PM
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While the sequel to "Red," the 2010 action comedy that starred Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman as over-the-hill assassins, doesn't open until the middle of July, Lionsgate and producers Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are already plotting a third film, with screenwriting siblings Jon and Erich Hoeber back for a third go-around (according to the Hollywood Reporter). "Thank god!" said nobody.

Brian Cox To Play Zach Galifianakis' Dad In 'Dog Fight'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 3, 2011 4:22 AM
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The cast of “Dog Fight” keeps getting more and more interesting. Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis all made sense for the Jay Roach-directed comedy about two politicians (Ferrell and Galifianakis) running for office. But last week it was announced that “serious actor” Dylan McDermott was joining the cast as a political consultant for Galifianakis’ campaign, and now word is coming through Variety that Indie Spirit Award nominee Brian Cox is being lined up to play Galifianakis’ father.

Paul Bettany, Brian Cox & Stephen Graham Draw 'Blood'

  • By Sam Price
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  • September 23, 2011 1:44 AM
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Screen Daily reports that Paul Bettany, Brian Cox and Stephen Graham will lead a big screen adaptation of an acclaimed 2004 BBC mini-series originally called “Conviction,” now simply retitled “Blood,” set to shoot this January. Screenwriter Bill Gallagher will pen an adaptation of his own material, which centered on two policemen in the Criminal Investigation Department or CID being thrown into chaos by the murder of a twelve year-old girl and exploring, rather loftily, "the notion that everyone has the ability to kill and what it is that can trigger that reaction in any of us." By anyone’s standards the announced cast is a very decent line-up -- it's a hopeful sign in the case of Bettany, who’s slid into ludicrous supernatural fare directed by Scott Stewart with alarming ease of late, whilst Graham and Cox always offer reliable support. Bankrolled by BBC Films, the BFI and Neal Street Productions, its producer Pippa Harris only let slip that the project promises to be a “fast-moving, gripping thriller.” One expects it will also involve the red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of vertebrate animals spilling in some capacity.

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