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John Turturro Will Direct & Star In 'Fading Gigolo' With Sharon Stone; May Appear In Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 19, 2012 5:22 PM
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While he’s one of our most respected actors -- who somehow has never received an Oscar nomination, that’s another story -- the world of feature filmmaking hasn’t been exactly kind to actor John Turturro.

Rob Corddry Joins 'Pain And Gain'; Michael Bay Says It Has "No Action, One Car Crash"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2012 2:12 PM
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Rob Corddry is the Jessica Chastain of male comic character actors. No, seriously, hear us out. Aside from being tremendously busy writing, producing and starring in "Children's Hospital," he's got a strong pack of movies on the horizon, including "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World," "Butter," "Warm Bodies" and "Rapturepalooza." Dude is going to everywhere and now he's adding another gig to his schedule.

Michael Bay Confirmed To Direct 'Transformers 4,' Set For June 29, 2014 Release Date; Will It Be A Full Reboot?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 10:00 PM
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Well, that didn't take long. Mere hours after producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed "Transformers 4" was coming, it seems a director and release date is all wrapped up and ready to go.

Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Says 'Transformers 4' Coming For Summer 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 5:13 PM
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That Paramount wants another to make another "Transformers" film has been no secret, and much of the fall was peppered with various rumors (they were going to shoot two new films back-to-back, Jason Statham would star, shooting would begin at the end of 2012), but today comes something resembling more concrete word, even if it still leaves a lot of unanswered questions.

Paramount Angling To Get Michael Bay To Direct 'Transformers 4,' Could Start Shooting Winter 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2011 9:13 PM
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Update: Michael Bay has hit the Shooting For The Edit forums to address rumors about "Transformers 4," and for now, he says that's all they are: "Studio's are passing rumors but I'm not sure what I'm doing? I know I'm going to do Pain and Gain early spring but that's it for right now. I'm leaving all my options on the table. I've got several Studio meetings in the next two weeks."

Mark Wahlberg & Dwayne Johnson Frontrunners For Michael Bay's Low Budget Dark Comedy 'Pain And Gain'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 3:40 PM
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So, what does a Michael Bay movie look like without $100 million dollars worth of explosions and Victoria's Secret models? We'll soon find out. The director is pushing ahead with plans to do a smaller film after his trilogy of "Transformers" movies and despite the low budget -- somewhere around $20 million bucks -- he may be getting two pretty big starts to help him out.

A Very Candid Terry Gilliam Unloads On 'Transformers 3,' 'Tintin,' 'The Dark Knight' & John Williams

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2011 1:38 PM
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If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that Terry Gilliam is really, really grumpy. And or at least, very hilariously candid. Maybe it's the fact that he's constantly marginalized, besides having the oversized imagination and actor loyalty that would (you'd think) make him a big time Hollywood asset, or that every movie he's involved in seems to be an anguished, never-ending process that results in films as lackluster as "The Brothers Grimm" and "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" (oof). While we haven't been able to depend on quality films (or indeed films at all) from him in the last couple of years, we can at least count on Gilliam shooting his mouth off about big time films and famous filmmakers, because, really, what can the establishment possibly do to him at this point?

'Captain America' Writer Stephen McFeely Says Michael Bay's 'Pain And Gain' Is Like 'Fargo'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • October 25, 2011 3:06 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: Stephen McFeely, co-writer of "Captain America: The First Avenger" and its upcoming sequel, told The Playlist that he and his partner Christopher Markus are optimistic that Michael Bay’s next project will be directing “Pain and Gain,” a black comedy they wrote about a real-life crime. “He’s headed in that direction,” McFeely said last week during a telephone interview for the home video release of “Captain America.” “There’s been more public comments from him, so it’s nice. But it seems more realistic than it did two years ago when it seemed a little more realistic than it did two years before that, so we’re cautiously optimistic.”

Michael Bay & Jason Statham Both Say They Aren't Involved In Any 'Transformers' Sequels Right Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2011 9:33 AM
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Looks like everyone jumped the gun a little bit on those "Transformers" sequels reported a couple of days ago. With Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner claiming he was already talking to Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay about sequels, and with trade reports buzzing that "Transformers 4" and "Transformers 5" would potentially shoot back-to-back with Jason Statham being eyed as the new lead, the news appears to have put the cart in front of the horse. Or something. As it turns out, both Bay and Statham have flat out denied their involvement in any forthcoming films.

'Transformers 4 & 5' May Shoot Back-To-Back, Jason Statham Being Eyed As New Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2011 2:06 AM
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Michael Bay May Come Back To DirectWhen it was reported earlier today that Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner was already talking to Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg about an (inevitable) "Transformers 4" details were vague, but some new intel has cropped up and clearly, neither the toymaker or the studio are fucking around.

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