Clint Eastwood will helm Warner Bros. Pictures' as-yet-untitled drama about the life of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who became an American hero when he landed his disabled jet on the Hudson River, saving the lives of everyone aboard. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Eastwood will direct the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The film is being produced by Eastwood and Tim Moore, for Malpaso; Frank Marshall, under the Kennedy/Marshall banner; and Allyn Stewart, for Flashlight Films. Flashlight's Kipp Nelson and RatPac-Dune's Steven Mnuchin are serving as executive producers.Read More
Hot off the success of American Sniper, the highest-grossing movie of 2014, Clint Eastwood is said to be setting his sights on yet another biopic, this time focused on 1996 Olympic bombing suspect Richard Jewell. Jonah Hill is attached to star as Jewell, a security guard at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics who was first seen as a hero and later a suspect in the bombing, with Leonardo DiCaprio eyeing the role of a Southern lawyer who helps him navigate the legal proceedings that followed. Paul Greengrass was being eyed to direct last year, but he dropped out to make the Matt Damon Bourne Sequel for Universal.
Clint Eastwood's potential involvement is not set in stone quite yet, since the director has always been loyal to his home studio Warner Bros., and this movie is set up at 20th Century Fox. Both studios are trying to work out some sort of a co-production deal, with Deadline reporting that the studios are "wary" of a joint venture, so it's possible this may not happen. However, a similar deal was struck for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, between Warner Bros. and Paramount.Read More
Warner Bros. has given Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, a limited Christmas day release date. The film will see a wider release on January 16th.
The studio has also moved Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. from January to August 14, 2015 and the Point Break remake from August 7, 2015 to July 31, 2015. American Sniper will be competing with Tim Burton's drama Big Eyes, Steve Pink's comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Angelina Jolie's second film Unbroken, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's comedy The Interview and the fantasy musical Into the Woods.Read More
Clint Eastwood's big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical. Check out 7 new clips from this musical, which take you deeper into the story before Jersey Boys hits theaters later this month.
Jersey Boys was released June 20th, 2014.Read More
Jake McDorman is in talks to join Clint Eastwood's upcoming action project American Sniper. Bradley Cooper, Cory Hardrict and Sienna Miller are also attached.
The project is based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's memoir, which he co-wrote with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The soldier was known as the deadliest American sniper in military history and nicknamed The Devil by enemies and fellow service members. He had 150 confirmed kills between 1999 and 2009.Read More
Less than three weeks after director Steven Spielberg dropped out of American Sniper, Warner Bros. has chosen Clint Eastwood to replace him. Bradley Cooper is still attached to star as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history.
Both Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks parted ways with the project, leaving Warner Bros. in full control of this adaptation written by Jason Dean Hall (Paranoia), based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's best-selling memoir. Here's the book's official description."He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called "The Devil" by the enemies he hunted and "The Legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States Military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more then 150 of Kyle's kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him Al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned a legendary status among his fellow SEALS, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, who he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle's masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences of all time.Read More
Clint Eastwood has reportedly entered into early talks to direct the Jersey Boys remake for GK Films, a project which Jon Favreau was once attached to direct. It isn't known why Jon Favreau left the project.
Jersey Boys was picked up by Warner Bros. last year, but, just two months after picking it up, they put the project into turnaround in November. GK Films was in talks with both Fox and Paramount, but now that Clint Eastwood may sign on, the musical may be heading back to the director's home studio of Warner Bros. after all.Read More