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First Look at Jonah Hill and Miles Teller in ‘Arms & the Dudes’

First Look at Jonah Hill and Miles Teller in ‘Arms & the Dudes’

Production has been under way since March on Arms and the Dudes, with Warner Bros. recently setting a March 11, 2016 release date for the project, which is based on an incredible true story. Director Todd Phillips has been taking to his Instagram page over the past few weeks to reveal new photos from the Arms & the Dudes set, featuring stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. Shooting began in Romania, with production also taking place in Las Vegas, Southern California, Miami, and in Morocco.

Based on a true story, Arms & the Dudes follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a $300 million deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.

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Eastwood May Direct Olympic Bombing Drama with DiCaprio & Hill

Eastwood May Direct Olympic Bombing Drama with DiCaprio & Hill

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.

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‘True Story’ Clip Features James Franco and Jonah Hill

‘True Story’ Clip Features James Franco and Jonah Hill

Journalist Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets the accused killer, Christian Longo (James Franco) in the first clip from True Story, arriving in theaters April 17 from Fox Searchlight Pictures. While any meeting between a journalist and an accused killer would probably be rather tense, it is even more warranted in this clip, since Finkel is meeting the man who literally stole his identity, which he used while he was living outside of the U.S. After he is arrested for killing his wife, Longo reveals that the only person he will talk to is Finkel.

Before these events in this true story adaptation took place, Finkel was forced to leave the New York Times in disgrace, after he was caught falsifying accounts of impoverished teenagers in West Africa. Just one week later, the New York Times was embroiled in yet another plagiarism scandal involving reporter Jayson Blair. The plot follows Michael Finkel after his fall from grace at the New York Times, as he meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat-and-mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel's relentless pursuit of Longo's true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption.

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‘Arms & the Dudes’ Beings Shooting with Jonah Hill & Miles Teller

‘Arms & the Dudes’ Beings Shooting with Jonah Hill & Miles Teller

Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures' Arms & the Dudes, starring Oscar nominee Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street, Moneyball) and Miles Teller (Whiplash). The Hangover trilogy director and Oscar nominee Todd Phillips (Borat screenplay) is directing the film. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

Based on a true story, Arms & the Dudes follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a $300 million deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.

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‘True Story’ Trailer Starring James Franco and Jonah Hill

‘True Story’ Trailer Starring James Franco and Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill stars as New York Times journalist Rupert Goold, whose career at the newspaper came to an end after he falsified accounts in a story about impoverished teenagers in West Africa. It's worth noting that Finkel's admission didn't quite make huge headlines, since one week later, the New York Times was embroiled in the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal. James Franco stars as Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name. After he is imprisoned for killing his wife, Longo reveals he will only talk to Finkel, as both men realize they can benefit from one another.

Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee, Gretchen Mol and Betty Gilpin co-star in this upcoming drama. Rupert Goold directs based on Finkel's biography, with the film arriving in theaters nationwide April 10, 2015. In addition, we also have the first one-sheet, which you can check out below the trailer.

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First Look at Jonah Hill and James Franco in ‘True Story’

First Look at Jonah Hill and James Franco in ‘True Story’

Based on actual events depicted in Michael Finkel's book, ‘True Story’ follows the relationship between a reporter and a killer.
Jonah Hill and Miles Teller May Team Up for ‘Arms and the Dudes’

Jonah Hill and Miles Teller May Team Up for ‘Arms and the Dudes’

Jonah Hill has finalized his deal to star in ‘Arms and the Dudes’, while Miles Teller has an offer to join him.
Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill in Talks for ‘Hail Caesar’

Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill in Talks for ‘Hail Caesar’

Jonah Hill's role in The Coen Brothers' ‘Hail Caesar’ is unknown, while Scarlett Johansson is circling the role of a pregnant actress.