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Casey Affleck and John Powers Middleton Launch TV/Film Production Company

If the studios won't do it, talent will. Expect more of these stand-alone indie prod combines to launch in order to develop material that the studios are disinclined to support. Writer, director, producer and actor Casey Affleck ("The Assassination of Jesse James by that Coward Robert Ford," "Gone Baby Gone," "Out of the Furnace") and producer John Powers Middleton ("Oldboy," A&E’s "Bates Motel," "The Lego Movie") are launching a production company called the Untitled Casey Affleck/John Powers Middleton Project.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 6, 2014 5:29 PM
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WATCH TRAILER: 'Out of the Furnace' Stars Vengeful Vigilante Bale

The trailer for Scott Cooper's new film, "Out of the Furnace," just hit the web and it packs a wallop of dramatic violence. The thriller is a revenge story that tests brotherly loyalty in the American rust belt.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • July 13, 2013 11:37 AM
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In the Works: Casey Affleck Set to Write and Direct Story of Baseball Star Josh Hamilton's Fall and Rise

Casey Affleck is following his older brother Ben to the league of serious actors-turned-directors. Of course the Young Affleck also directed faux-documentary "I'm Still Here" with Joaquin Phoenix, but that counts more as a stunt than a directorial debut...
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • June 22, 2012 6:49 PM
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