Forget all the superhero news for a moment because this is absolutely the most exciting news of the day. Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese have just closed a deal with Paramount to re-team on a new film project scripted by Billy Ray, best known for his recent screenplays for The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips. The new film is based on Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America — a very fascinating and very, very dark story.
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HBO’s upcoming Scorsese-Jagger driven Vinyl gave us a first bump of the new series with a brief teaser, and now scores a much bigger fix. Watch Bobby Canavale snort and rock through the full star-studded trailer, spinning Vinyl into one of our most anticipated debuts of 2016.
Our long national nightmare ended last week when HBO finally christened its “Untitled Rock & Roll Drama” Vinyl, a catchy name for the likes of series lead Bobby Cannavale, and executive producers Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. Only those at TCA caught the first trailer, but HBO has at least offered a small tease of all the sex, drugs, and you guessed it, rock and roll.
For months, HBO’s high-profile “Untitled Rock & Roll Drama” with Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese has pooled talent the likes of Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde, all without so much as the suggestion of a name. Now the pay cable network has finally gifted us with the simple-yet-perfect moniker Vinyl, also setting a 2016 premiere for the new music drama.
Silence has been a passion project for Martin Scorsese for many years, ever since he first read the Shûsaku Endô novel on which the film is based. Production on the film recently wrapped in Taiwan, and thanks to EW, we now have our first official still from Silence, starring Andrew Garfield and Shinya Tsukamoto. Garfield portrays a Jesuit priest in the spiritual drama, and the first sneak peek at the movie definitely looks a bit dramatic.
Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas won just one Oscar (for supporting actor Joe Pesci) at the 1991 Academy Awards. (The year’s Best Picture winner was Kevin Costner’s Dances With Wolves.) But the film seems to grow more popular and critically acclaimed every year, to the point where it’s now considered one of Scorsese’s masterpieces, one of the best movies of the 1990s, and perhaps the best gangster film ever made without the word “godfather” in the title. Astonishingly (at least it feels astonishing to an old man like me), it’s been 25 years since Goodfellas made its debut in theaters, an anniversary Scorsese and his cast and crew will celebrate next month with a 25th anniversary screening and reunion at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
Martin Scorsese is a director with a lot of projects up in the air right now. Some of those (the Ramones biopic, for instance) are unconfirmed at the moment, but we can add yet another film to the prolific director’s growing to-do list. According to Jamie Foxx, Scorsese is attached to direct the Mike Tyson biopic, which would reunite him with his Wolf of Wall Street writer Terence Winter.
The Oscars may not carry the same amount of commercial clout as the Super Bowl, but it still offers advertisers an opportunity to appeal to a very specific audience. In this case, it’s Apple and legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese teaming up to sell the cinematic potential of the iPad. And yes, this commercial wants to tug on your heartstrings.
We all know Martin Scorsese is a busy, busy man, with several projects he’d love to make, from his upcoming ‘Silence’ (which just began production) to biopics about the Ramones and Frank Sinatra, and the long-gestating and long-promised ‘The Irishman.’ Whether Scorsese actually makes some of these projects remains to be seen, but he may have just added another prospective film to his to-do list: a film adaptation of Kenneth Branagh’s version of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth.’
You’d be surprised by how many beloved directors earn a little extra cash anonymously directing commercials, but when you hire the great Martin Scorsese to help sell your lavish new casino in Manilla Bay, Philippines, you end up with a full fledged Scorsese Picture. Which means that this is one of the most energetic and stylish advertisements you’ll see this year … and that it stars Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.