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Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Joins Mark Wahlberg in Boston Bombing Film ‘Patriots’ Day’

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Oscar winner J.K. Simmons is joining Mark Wahlberg in the Boston Marathon bombing film Patriots’ Day.

Peter Berg will direct the drama, which focuses on the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Wahlberg stars as a composite Boston Police Department officer who is central to the investigation and manhunt, while Simmons will play Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese of the Watertown Police Department, who distinguished himself in combat with Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Scott Stuber, Wahlberg, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky are producing the film.

“Beyond his considerable talents, J.K. Simmons is a person who respects the solemn trust that these real-life heroes are putting in our hands,” Berg said Thursday in a statement. “This is an actor who will represent the role in the best way possible.”

CBS Films is handling production and marketing of the project, while Lionsgate is taking care of distribution. Filming is slated to begin next month in Boston.

Simmons won an Oscar last year for Whiplash, and has since been on a roll with new projects. He’ll be seen in The Meddler with Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne, which is due out in April, and will reunite with Whiplash writer-director Damien Chazelle for his next film, La La Land. The actor also has a slew of projects in post including The Accountant with Ben Affleck, Bastards with Owen Wilson and Ed Helms and The Snowman with Michael Fassbender.

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Meg Ryan to be Honoured With 2018 Leopard Club Award at #Locarno71

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The witty character with that unique ability to combine beauty with irony. For years she has been the undisputed queen of romantic comedy but has also been able, over time, to take on other genres such as dramas and thrillers.

The fact that Meg Ryan occupies a central position in the popular collective imagination is demonstrated by the gallery of characters who have enlivened films and have become – in their field – cult films. Just think of the triptych of films that were born from Meg Ryan’s meeting with Nora Ephron, the screenwriter and director who has built three film career-cornerstones on her: When Harry Met Sally (1989), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You’ve Got Mail (1998). These are films in which her talent was also enhanced by the ability to co-star in complete harmony with actors such as Billy Crystal or Tom Hanks.

All performances to which the Locarno Festival wishes to pay tribute through one of its most prestigious awards: The Leopard Club. So, following Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, Andy Garcia, Stefania Sandrelli and Adrien Brody, this year Piazza Grande will be completely hers, for the award ceremony on Friday, August 3.

Her presence will be accompanied by a double screening of films during the Festival. And if, with In the Cut, a side of Meg Ryan will be shown that, under the direction of Jane Campion, is capable of trying her hand at an erotic thriller, instead with the comedy Sleepless in Seattle (1993) there will be a completely natural connection with the Retrospettiva dedicated to Leo McCarey: Nora Ephron’s film, in fact, is a homage-re-reading of a masterpiece such as Love Affair (1994) by the great American filmmaker. A live dialogue between the present and the past for a much-loved female icon, one whose destiny seemed to have already been marked by her debut film: Rich and Famous (1981), the last film by a “ladies’ director” like George Cukor, coincidentally, another classic filmmaker to whom Locarno dedicated a retrospective in 2013.

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New ‘Welcome To Marwen’ Trailer Is An Emotional Ride

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‘To dream is to heal.’

Creating a fantastical miniature world to overcome the traumas of reality. The poignant true story behind the new film from Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis, ‘Welcome To Marwen’ which stars Steve Carell as Mark Hogencamp, a victim of a brutal attack who uses his own artistry to heal.

Joining Carell in this imaginative tale is singing sensation Janelle Monae who has already impressed in the likes of Moonlight and Hidden Figures and Leslie Mann, who starred alongside the actor in 2005’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Released in UK cinemas on 11th January 2019. The latest trailer can be found below…

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It’s Paratroopers Versus Nazi Zombies in ‘Overlord’ Trailer

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We’re ensured this is not another elaborate scheme to expand the Cloverfield universe by producer J.J Abrams, after The Cloverfield Paradox was released on Netflix earlier this year without little warning.

But the frentic ‘Overlord’ trailer set to AC/DC’s ‘Hells Bells’ certainly has us intrigued, providing us with an undead take on the horrors of World War II as a team of paratroopers led by Wyatt Russell find themselves behind enemy lines, only to uncover that the Nazis are conducting scientific experiments to create zombie-like super soldiers.

Directed by Son Of A Gun’s Julius Avery. The film is released in the UK on 25th October.

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