Jake Gyllenhaal almost played Batman in Christopher Nolan‘s trilogy!
17.09.2023 - 11:37 / nme.com
The Batman movie.Director Matt Reeves opened up about Dano’s perfectionism in an interview with The Guardian and noted how Dano did multiple takes for his character – The Riddler – and his final confrontation with Batman in the movie.He said Dano took two days and a huge number of takes to get the scene with Batman/Bruce Wayne, played by Robert Pattinson, just right.Reeves told The Guardian: “Paul loves doing a lot of takes, as do I. We took two days on the final scene between him and Robert Pattinson as Batman.
We must have easily done 70 or 80 takes. Paul loves exploring.
He’s obsessive that way.”He also went on to say Dano would continue to develop the scene as the takes went on.Reeves explained: “There were all these moments as the Riddler where he’d be tickled by something and then fly into a rage, and you never knew from take to take where that switch would come. I’d be sitting there with the headphones on, trying to stifle my laughter because he’d always do something surprising.
Paul would ask me: ‘Was that crazy? Was that too much?’ I’d say: ‘No it’s fantastic. Let’s do another.’”Elsewhere in The Guardian interivew, Dano opened up about one of the most unnerving roles of his early career.In the 2001 drama L.I.E., Dano starred as a neglected teenager being groomed by a paedophile, played by Succession‘s Brian Cox.In one of the film’s most disturbing scenes, Cox’s character tenderly shaves Dano’s face with a cutthroat razor.
Jake Gyllenhaal almost played Batman in Christopher Nolan‘s trilogy!
Dumb Money has been released – check it out below.Directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya, Cruella), the comedy drama is based on the true story of a group of investors on Reddit who caused the rapid rise of game retailer GameStop on the Wall Street stock markets in January 2021.The film is based on the book The Antisocial Network by Ben Mezrich, which covers the real events. Paul Dano and Pete Davidson lead Dumb Money’s ensemble cast, alongside Vincent D’Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos and Sebastian Stan.The film’s score is composed by Will Bates, whose previous credits include The Magicians, I Origins, Unbelievable and The Looming Tower.The official soundtrack album also features a number of tracks written for the film by other artists, including Mark Batson, Darko and Kay Ro$e.
Jazz Tangcay Artisans Editor The song most important to Craig Gillespie’s storytelling in “Dumb Money” is Cardi B’s 2020 hit, “WAP.” Set in 2021, the film follows a group of common-man stock traders who take on the titans of Wall Street. Music supervisor Susan Jacobs says, “We had a very particular time period where it was really important to the writers because that was the moment of GameStop.” Paul Dano plays Keith Gill a.k.a Roaring Kitty, the family man who follows stock for a hobby and gains a huge following.
EXCLUSIVE: As his latest film Dumb Money heads into wider release Friday, Craig Gillespie has moved to CAA for representation in all areas. Following in the footsteps of his acclaimed film I, Tonya about the controversial Olympic skater Tonya Harding, Dumb Money turns the GameStop stock saga into another underdog story with propulsive drama and comedic moments.
Naman Ramachandran Disney’s Hercule Poirot film “A Haunting in Venice” debuted atop the U.K. and Ireland box office with £2.1 million ($2.7 million), according to numbers released by Comscore. In its second weekend, in second place, Warner Bros.’ “The Nun II” collected £1.1 million for a total of £3.8 million.
Bollywood’s Jawan and star Shah Ruhk Khan livened up a slow specialty market, grossing close to $2.5 million in 776 locations in week two for a cume close to $12.2 million. The Yash Raj actioner is no. 6 at the domestic box office.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director In a new profile on Paul Dano published by The Guardian, his “The Batman” director Matt Reeves confirms they filmed “70 or 80 takes” of the Riddler and Batman’s final confrontation in the 2022 DC comic book tentpole. Dano starred as the film’s villain opposite Robert Pattinson. The film earned rave reviews (it was named the third best film of 2022 by Variety) and was a box office hit with $771 million worldwide.
Craig Gillespie’s comedy-drama Dumb Money starts its three-step platform release this weekend courtesy of Sony, opening in eight theaters in LA, NY, Chicago, DC, Boston and San Francisco ahead of an expansion next week and a Sept. 29 wide release. Gillespie (I, Tonya, Lars and the Real Girl) saw lots of love in Toronto for the premiere of his tale of meme stocks, retail traders, riches and battles won and lost. Opening week cinemas include AMC Century City and The Grove (LA); AMC Lincoln Square, Regal Union Square (NY); AMC River East (Chicago); AMC Georgetown; AMC Boston Commons; and AMC Metreon (San Francisco).
L.I.E., Dano starred as a neglected teenager being groomed by a paedophile, played by Succession‘s Brian Cox.In one of the film’s most disturbing scenes, Cox’s character tenderly shaves Dano’s face with a cutthroat razor. It’s a sequence that didn’t weigh too heavily on Dano at the time (he was 17 years old), but now has a much greater impact on him.In a wide-ranging interview with The Guardian, the actor said he couldn’t believe they got away with the scene, admitting that he now views it in a completely different light.“My first thought now is: how did we do that?” Dano said. “When you’re young, you’re like, sure, whatever.
shares of GameStop higher and squeeze the hedge funds shorting the stock.More broadly, Griffin — worth an estimated $35 billion, according to Forbes — was concerned last month that the movie “revives and amplifies this many times debunked collusion narrative” that Citadel and Robinhood worked together to briefly halt trading of GameStop shares, Griffin’s lawyers wrote.At issue: a scene that depicted Griffin speaking with Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev after trading was halted on the Robinhood platform.In response, sources close to the “Dumb Money” producers – whose movie starring Seth Rogen, Pete Davison, Paul Dano and Shailene Woodley is slated to hit theaters Friday — note that Griffin’s lawyers last month appeared to be working off a script that was more than a year old. A scene depicting a conversation between Griffin and Tenev, they note, isn’t in the final cut.In a similar vein, Griffin’s legal team last month raised a complaint that his golfing habits were being grossly overblown by the movie.“The idea that Ken always wants to be on the golf course when in actuality that is one of the last places you would find him (he plays golf once a year),” according to one letter that was obtained by On The Money.In fact, the filmmakers never actually shot footage of Griffin golfing, sources said.
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EXCLUSIVE: The GameStop short squeeze drama Dumb Money premiered in Toronto before hitting theaters tomorrow through Sony Pictures. I, Tonya & Lars and the Real Girl helmer Craig Gillespie directed with Paul Dano playing Keith Gill, whose impassioned YouTube stock tip on the retail store for hardcore gamers drew a rabid following during the pandemic, and would up making a multimillionaire of Gill and bankrupting a major hedge fund. Shailene Woodley, Pete Davidson, Seth Rogen, Vincent D’Onofrio, Nick Offerman, Sebastian Stan and America Ferrera round out the cast of the Black Bear-funded film that Lauren Schuker Blum & Rebecca Angelo adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Anti-Social Network. The Aussie Gillespie takes us through his second fact-based underdog story, which he’s mixed with Cruella and a sequel that will start after the strike ends.
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Michaela Zee A “Murder, She Wrote” movie is in the works at Universal Pictures, with “Dumb Money” writers Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo and producer Amy Pascal attached, Variety has confirmed. Blum and Angelo joined the project prior to the writers strike, and will not resume their work on the screenplay until the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached a deal. The “Murder, She Wrote” film is among the writers’ next projects, Blum and Angelo’s representatives shared with Variety.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director “Batgirl” directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah told Insider while promoting their new Syrian war drama “Rebel” that watching Warner Bros.’ most recent DC tentpole, “The Flash,” was a sad experience for them. They claim they were told by studio executives that “Batgirl” would release after “The Flash,” thus continuing Michael Keaton’s revived run as Batman/Bruce Wayne. But that never panned out after Warner Bros.
Danny Elfman‘s score to Batman is to be performed by a live symphony on a 35th anniversary tour of North America and Europe.Across 14 dates ranging from January to June 2024, the DC in Concert series will bring the iconic score to theatres across the States and to gigs in Paris and London.At the shows, the score will be performed in front of a projection of the original Batman, which starred Michael Keaton in the titular role and Jack Nicholson as the Joker.The gigs begin in January in Los Angeles, and run until late April in the US. The tour then wraps up with a gig at Paris’ Le Grand Rex on May 24, and at London’s Barbican two days later.Pre-sale tickets go on sale on September 13 at 10am local time, with a general sale beginning at the same time on September 15.
TORONTO – About three years ago, an underdog YouTube and Reddit personality recruited an army of retail investors that sent investment powerbrokers scrambling and changed how Wall Street viewed social media. It’s an inherently funny story because it seemed preposterous at the time (at least to the financial community), but it also occurred during a pivotal moment in global history.
Owen Gleiberman Chief Film Critic A lot of the young men who became stock traders in the 1980s saw themselves as rebels. With their Porsches and drugs and (by the decade’s end) their idolization of Gordon Gekko, they put the kill into making a killing. They were the new swingers of greed.
Dumb Money” drew parallels between the battle between Reddit investors and Wall Street tycoons over GameStop and the actors and writers strikes that are roiling Hollywood at the Toronto Film Festival premiere. “We just watched a film about the system being rigged.