Gavin O'Connor

Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Is Getting Its Own Comic Book

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by Matt Singer July 9, 2015 @ 4:15 PM
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Ben Affleck knows a thing or two about playing comic-book characters onscreen. Ten years ago, he played Daredevil for Fox; next spring, he’ll tackle the role of Batman for Warner Bros. in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Before he’s seen as Bruce Wayne though, Affleck will first be seen in the Warner Bros. thriller The Accountant, as “a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as a lethal assassin.” It’s not based on a comic book (it’s from an original script by Bill Dubuque) but it sort of sounds like one, right? Apparently the folks at Warners agreed, and as revealed at a panel this morning at Comic-Con, it’s going to become one.

Ben Affleck Producing FIFA Scandal Movie From ‘Warrior’ Director Gavin O’Connor

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by Britt Hayes June 26, 2015 @ 6:38 PM
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It was only recently that the FBI moved on FIFA after a lengthy investigation into the corrupt sports organization. That happened just last month, followed by the retirement of FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Now, a month later, Warner Bros. is developing a film about American FIFA executive Chuck Blazer (yes, that’s his real name), with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon producing.

‘Jane Got a Gun’ Reveals First Look at Natalie Portman in the Long-Delayed Western

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by Britt Hayes January 4, 2015 @ 12:39 PM
Relativity
It’s been quite a bumpy road through the production of ‘Jane Got a Gun,’ the upcoming and consistently-delayed new Western starring Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton. First, the film lost a director, endured lawsuits, exchanged Michael Fassbender for Ewan McGregor, and pushed its release date back a few times. But today brings our first look at Portman and Edgerton in the film, which is probably a good sign.

Natalie Portman’s ‘Jane Got a Gun’ Also Got Delayed Again

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by Matt Singer December 5, 2014 @ 1:23 PM
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When ‘Jane Got a Gun’ finally arrives in theaters, the revisionist Western will look mighty different from the one that was originally conceived several years ago. It was first intended as a Lynne Ramsay film, but the ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ director reportedly quit the production on the first day of filming. She was eventually replaced by Gavin O’Connor (‘Warrior’), but before the dust settled much of the original cast (and even some of their replacements) had come and gone. Michael Fassbender signed on then departed, along with Bradley Cooper and Jude Law. The final lineup includes Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton, and Noah Emmerich, plus the film’s stalwart leading lady, Natalie Portman.

'Snow White and the Huntsman 2' Director Shortlist Include 'Walking Dead' and 'Mama' Helmers

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by Britt Hayes June 4, 2014 @ 3:41 PM
Universal Pictures
The Marvel and 'Star Wars' movie universes have been busy lining up and sorting out directors, but there's another potentially interesting major project that's looking to put a name in the director's chair: Universal is currently seeking a director for 'Snow White and the Huntsman 2,' and the names on their shortlist are intriguing.

'Jane Got a Gun' - And a New Director: Gavin O'Connor

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by Eric Walkuski March 20, 2013 @ 9:42 AM
Lionsgate
In the fanboy-friendly world of internet movie news, it came as a surprise that yesterday's biggest story wasn't something 'Star Wars' or Marvel-related, but the intriguing saga of the low-budget Natalie Portman Western 'Jane Got a Gun,' which lost its director on the first day of shooting. Rather unheard of for a director to jump ship by simply not showing up to work.
Portman and company can now rest a little easier, however, as the project has quickly recovered with a brand-new helmer: Gavin O'Connor.