Just last week we threw another name on to the pile of movie-TV reboots, and it seems the Hollywood machine has yet another adaptation in mind. Following the modest success of Martin Scorsese's Leonardo DiCaprio psychological thriller 'Shutter Island,' word is that HBO and Paramount are looking to develop a prequel series around the central island asylum, dubbing the new drama 'Ashecliffe.'
Hot off their Oscar nominations for 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are reteaming to tell the true story of Richard Jewell, a security guard at the 1996 Olympic games who became a hero after a bomb scare, only to find his life fall apart when he became a suspect himself. According to Deadline, Fox has acquired the rights to Marie Brenner's 1997 article 'The Ballad of Richard Jewell,' which will serve as the source material for the film.
There was a lot of talk before Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' hit theaters about the length of the film: the release had been delayed so Scorsese could get the runtime down to an acceptable three hours from what was said to be a four-hour version of the film, and although Scorsese never releases "director's cuts" of his films, we're hearing you will be able to see his four-hour cut after all when the Blu-ray hits shelves this year.
In 1997, James Cameron unleashed 'Titanic,' his epic blockbuster about the ill-fated maiden voyage of the notorious ship and the fictional love story between Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet). The film was a smashing success and was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, winning 11, including statues for Best Picture and Best Director for Cameron. In 2012, Cameron released a 3D version of the film earning it another $343 million worldwide, taking its total earnings to date well over $2 billion. 14 years later, we celebrate one of the most successful films in history by taking a look back at the cast and seeing where they are now.
When Jonah Hill graced the 'SNL' stage last night, he wasn't just a very funny comic actor -- he was a two-time Oscar nominated thespian with Very Important Things to say. The only problem is that no one cared about Hill. They only cared about his 'The Wolf of Wall Street' co-star Leonardo DiCaprio and all of the cast members strategically placed in the audience made sure to let him know this.
If you think this opening monologue set-up is just an excuse to get Mr. DiCaprio himself to show up for a brief but unforgettable appearance ... you're right.
“These are left over from the strippers,” says an extra adding a pile of crinkled white button-downs to the wardrobe station, its tables already drizzled with majorette hats, plastic tubs full of men’s brown, leather wingtips, and standalone racks of fully styled outfits. With some actors having participated in a bathroom brawl scene the night before and an airplane orgy earlier still, dozens of women with classic ‘Working Girl’-style hair poofs and men fitted in their stockbroker best begin lining up for a final approval before heading to the bullpen set, where they'd soon be bombarding Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort with job requests.
And despite all these distractions on the set of 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' these background actors made time to approach one man dressed in a classic, pinstriped suit to ask, "Is this the Leonard Logsdail?"
'The Wolf of Wall Street,' Martin Scorsese's most dynamic and spry film since 'GoodFellas,' is an up close and personal tour of a snarling den of unchecked depravity. Really, theaters should be handing out bottles of Purel with the tickets. What begins as jovial bad behavior spirals out into an excess and deviance rarely shown on the screen.
'Calvin and Hobbes' - a comic strip that hasn't run since 1995 - has seen a run of popularity this year. There was the documentary 'Dear Mr. Watterston' about a filmmaker's attempts to get 'Calvin' creator Bill Watterson to break his legendary silence. Then, Watterson broke his legendary silence...only not to that filmmaker. And now Leonardo DiCaprio is getting in on the fun, producing an upcoming film on one of the most influential comic strips of all-time.