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Open Road Films Picks Up David Ayer's Cop-Drama 'End Of Watch' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Pena

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 24, 2012 11:43 AM
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After the box office success of Joe Carnahan's "The Grey" starring Liam Neeson, it looks like distribution shingle Open Road Films has a bit of cash to splash now reportedly in final negotiations to acquire David Ayer's third directorial effort in cop-drama "End Of Watch."

'Training Day' Scribe David Ayer Developing HBO Show; J.J. Abrams Sets Up Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Show At NBC & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 6, 2012 10:38 AM
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With Michael Mann and David Milch's HBO show "Luck," which features filmic talent like Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Michael Gambon and Joan Allen, among others, being picked up for a second season only days after the first episode aired, the spate of cinematic types dipping their toe into television shows no sign of letting up, particularly as it's currently the time of year where networks are comissioning pilots. And as such, there's a brace of TV news from the last few days featuring names best known for their big-screen work.

First You Get The Money, Then You Get David Ayer & Then You Get A 'Scarface' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2011 7:17 PM
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First announced a couple of months ago, many hoped Universal's attempt to reboot their "Scarface" franchise would fall to the wayside, but it seems they are quite serious about not only making it happen, but getting it ready sooner than we thought. Following in the footsteps of Oliver Stone, Ben Hecht and Howard Hawks is...David Ayer. Deadline reports he's been tasked with writing the screenplay for the upcoming film.

Jake Gyllenhaal To Star In David Ayer's Cop Thriller 'End of Watch'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 3, 2011 2:18 AM
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There's nothing wrong with having a niche, as long as you're good at what you do, and it's fair to say that David Ayer has found his. The ex-navy submariner broke through with the script for the WW2 actioner "U-571" (as well as another, autobiographical submarine-themed script, "Squids," which David Fincher was considering making a decade ago), but ever since then, he's planted his flag firmly in the cop drama camp.

Watch: LCD Soundsystem Supervideo For 'Pow Pow' With Anna Kendrick, Directed By David Ayer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2010 8:30 AM
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The cult of celebrity gets tackled in the latest visually arresting video supervideo for "Pow Pow" by LCD Soundsystem.

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