Rod Lurie has officially signed on to direct Borderline, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film -- penned by Justin Marks -- tells the story of a family taken hostage by fugitives, focusing on the father as he tries to save his wife and daughter. Blue Valentine producer Jamie Patricof will finance the film, along with Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores. Currently, the producers and Lurie are looking to cast the film right now, with no names surfacing just yet. But hey, Bruce Willis makes this movie pretty much every year, so we'll just go ahead and assume he's the front runner.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Bank Robbing movies are always fun. They've got guns, money, people shooting and screwing over the banking industry and someone inevitably saying something like “Nobody move!” Gotta love it.
Anyway, there are now two more bank robbing movies in development and oddly enough they both star an attractive male from the British Isles! The first is a remake of the German film The Robber that is set up at Sony Pictures. Andrew Garfield, right in the middle of filming The Amazing Spider-Man, has expressed interested in starring. The film is based on the true story of a marathon runner who up and decides to start robbing banks one day. I’m sure there’s more to it than that, but that is basically what happens.
The second is a Ewan McGregor vehicle titled Electric Slide that finds him playing real life bank robber Eddie Dodson. Instead of robbing banks for the heck of it, he did it to fund his heroin addiction. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. The dude managed to rob 64 banks in 7 months and did it all with a fake gun. I know that was kind of a spoiler but, really? No, it’s not. Deal with it. Blue Valentine producer Jamie Patricof is spearheading development on that one.
The moviemaker, who celebrates his big day on Friday (14Jan11), partied with pals at The Spare Room in Los Angeles - and Gosling wasted no time in taking to the turntables for his colleague.
He played tunes at the party for Patricof and his guests, who included Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren, and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, according to JustJared.com.
Leslie Mann and Kate Bosworth have been cast in Goodnight Moon.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the semi-autobiographical drama from Elgin James will also star Chris Coy and Kyle Gallner, who join the previously announced Juno Temple and AnnaSophia Robb as young girls who find themselves in trouble after they run away to LA.
Mann will play Temple's mom and Bosworth will be Mann's sister.
Coy will play a sociopathic street kid, while Gallner will star as a skater.
Jamie Patricof is producing Moon, which begins shooting Sunday near the Salton Sea before moving to LA, says THR.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT?
Like hundreds of others in the mad-for-baseball Dominican Republic Miguel Santos (aka Sugar) struggles to try to make it in the local major leagues which would help pull his family out of poverty. His big break comes when U.S. scouts transfer the pitcher to a minor league team in Iowa giving him the opportunity to succeed in America. But when his game goes bad on the mound and an injury occurs he must decide what he really wants to become.
WHO’S IN IT?
Writer/directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson) spent months scouting teams in the Dominican Republic to find a ball player capable of acting the leading role finally settling on Algenis Perez Soto who had never been in front of a movie camera. He’s authentic and mesmerizing to watch as Sugar — his performance owing a great deal to his own similar background. He nails it and is completely convincing as a pitcher even though he wasn’t initially comfortable on the mound (his own position was really second base). Many of the other roles are also cast with amateur actors adding to the realistic tone of the film.
Boden and Nelson clearly show the love they have for the game but their film is really a striking document of the immigrant’s journey reminiscent in many ways of Elia Kazan’s Oscar nominated America America (1963). We usually only hear about the superstar players but these filmmakers put the emphasis on the great majority that never make it past the minors.
Many scenes are long and drawn out but despite the fact that the film could have used some tighter editing (particularly in the baseball segments) there is still a nice rhythm established.
Due to its desire to be as authentic as possible much of the film is not in English; so those who don’t like to read subtitles might be advised to steer clear.