Universal Pictures has picked up an untitled musical comedy which has Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attached to star. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the project is described as an R-rated comedy centering on two pilots experiencing a misadventure. Universal picked up the project through a competitive bidding situation, but it isn't clear what other studios were vying for this Untitled Musical Comedy project.
Marc Platt, who produced the hit musical Wicked, is producing alongside Adam Siegel through their Marc Platt Productions company. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is producing through his hitRECord Films company, alongside Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan's company Free Association. Kirstin Lowe, Universal's senior vice-president of production, will oversee the project for the studio.Read More
In the early morning of August 7, 1974; French high-wire artist Philippe Petit did the impossible. He and his accomplices snuck into the unfinished World Trade Center. Then strung a wire between the twin towers. New Yorkers awoke to the astonishing spectacle of Petit doing a tightrope walk across the 140 foot distance. Philippe Petit walked for forty-five glorious minutes without a safety harness. Garnering worldwide acclaim and accolades for his tour de force achievement. That story gets retold in the new drama The Walk.
Director Robert Zemeckis came across Petit's story in a children's book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordecai Gerstein. Zemeckis was totally unaware of Petit's walk. He was not only intrigued by the sheer bravado of Petit, but also his ingenious plan to fix the wire between the buildings. The 9/11 attack and the destruction of the Twin Towers is seared into our collective memories. Zemeckis felt that the beauty of the towers, their immense grandeur, deserved to be honored.Read More
Three months after Sony Pictures released the first trailer for their highly-anticipated thriller The Walk, the studio has debuted the film's first IMAX trailer with plenty of new footage. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Philippe Petit, who pulled off the stunt of a lifetime in 1974, performing a thrilling high-wire walk between New York City's iconic Twin Towers. The story is based on Philippe Petit's book To Reach The Clouds, which previously served as the basis for the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire.
The Walk is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan. Shortly after Philippe Petit ended his walk, he was arrested by New York authorities, although all of the charges were eventually dropped, under the condition that he perform a free aerial show for children in Central Park.Read More
Last September, Movieweb was invited to the Brooklyn, New York set of Sony's 'Untitled Xmas 2015' release. Almost a year later, we have a great title for what looks to be an absolutely hilarious film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie star in the holiday comedy - The Night Before. Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50,Warm Bodies), who also co-wrote with Producer Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. This article will have a fair amount of spoilers. I won't give too much away, but will give a heads up for anything too revealing. Also, since Movieweb is a family friendly website of wholesome entertainment, all the cursing and drug references will be starred out. You'll see below in the interview that Seth Rogen couldn't care less if we wrote about the plot. His thoughts were, "No one comes to see our movies for the surprises." That's as rare a statement as seeing a unicorn prancing through your living room. But the almighty Sony team made sure we were all under embargo until this very day. It's surreal to think that a few weeks later, the entire brouhaha surrounding the release of The Interview would become the biggest Hollywood story of 2014.
The Night Before is the tale of three best friends who have spent Christmas Eve together since childhood. The cast will fill in the details why. The tradition comes to an end as adult responsibilities take hold. Seth Rogen's Isaac is married and about to have his first child. His wife (Jillian Bell) gives him a gift bag of narcotics to get the partying out of his system before the youngster arrives. Along with Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Chris (Anthony Mackie ), now a superstar professional football player, the trio decide to make their last Christmas Eve together epic. And find the infamous 'Nutcracker Ball', the greatest Christmas party in the city.Read More
No cast members have been confirmed, but a report surfaced last year that revealed Tom Hiddleston was being sought to play Morpheus, but his involvement has yet to be confirmed. No director has been attached yet, but there have been rumors that Joseph Gordon-Levitt himself may direct, but that has not been confirmed. Are you glad that this adaptation will stay true to the comics? Chime in with your thoughts below.
Sandman was released in 2016.Read More