It's about the mob! Not surprising enough? When you hear the names Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese, and Robert De Niro mentioned, what kind of film do you imagine? Certainly not a "Transformers" film!
This one's called "The Irishman" based on the life and times of mob hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran which was featured in the book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the Final Ride of Jimmy Hoffa by Charles Brandt.
According to Deadline, Scorsese and De Niro have been working together on this project and they want both Pacino and Pesci. Steve Zaillian wrote the script.
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What's up with sing-along re-releases lately? Apparently, the "Grease" sing-along gave Paramount a little dough, now, Disney wants to sing the same tune for its animated musical feature "Beauty and the Beast."
Disney is teaming up with National CineMedia's Fathom for this HD 2D restoration of "Beauty."
So before the planned re-release of "Beauty and the Beast" in 3D (I know right? Disney is milking "Beauty" a lot!) in 2012, you can sing-along with Belle and the gang on Sept. 29 and/or Oct. 2. This is a limited release so check your local theaters. Or you can wait for the DVD version, but don't you want to see "Beauty and the Beast" on the big screen again?
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Fresh from starring in "The Joneses," Demi Moore is set to star in another family dramedy, this time, she's bringing along Thomas Haden Church and Kate Bosworth with her.
The trio will appear in "The Reasonable Bunch" along with Ellen Barkin and Ellen Burstyn. It's one of those wedding dramedies where all hell breaks loose thanks to fighting exes and relatives.
"The Reasonable Bunch" will start shooting later this month in New York, and Barry Levinson's son, Sam, will direct.
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Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch are set to star in black comedy "Killer Joe" for director William Friedkin. The script is written by Pulitzer and Tony winner Tracy Letts. McConaughey will play the title role of a contract killer who Hirsch and his sister hired to murder their mother for insurance money.
"Killer Joe" will start shooting in and around New Orleans first part of November.
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"Resident Evil: Afterlife" led the box office and debuted at No. 1 with $27.7 million. The fourth installment of the videogame adaptation starring Milla Jovovich had the strongest opening ever for the franchise.
Deemed as a slow moviegoing weekend following Labor Day, it was also the lowest grossing weekend of the year so far with an estimated box-office total of $82 million.
"Takers" inched past last weekend's top film, the George Clooney assassin thriller "The American," to land at No. 2 with $6.1 million. "The American" fell to No. 3 with $5.9 million.
In limited release, Casey Affleck's Joaquin Phoenix mockumentary, "I'm Still here" grossed $104,500 in 19 theaters; the wrestling drama "Legendary" sold $135,210 worth of tickets in 177 theaters; "The Romantics" starring Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, and Josh Duhamel earned an impressive $44,385 with solo runs in New York and L.A.; and the French rom com "Heartbreaker" grossed $54,300 in two New York theaters and one in L.A.
Here's the estimated list of Top 10 box-office films for weekend of Sept. 10th:
1. "Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D," $27.7 million.
2. "Takers," $6.1 million.
3. "The American," $5.9 million.
4. "Machete," $4.2 million.
5. "Going the Distance," $3.8 million.
6. "The Other Guys," $3.6 million.
7. "The Last Exorcism," $3.5 million.
8. "The Expendables," $3.3 million.
9. "Inception," $3 million.
10. "Eat Pray Love," $2.9 million.
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