The Sundance Film Festival has begun unveiling its Jury and Audience Award winners for 2023.
The Sundance Film Festival has begun unveiling its Jury and Audience Award winners for 2023.
Deadline’s Contenders Film: Los Angeles on Saturday drew 28 of this season’s biggest and buzziest films for our annual panel showcase of cast and creatives, with a list of films that included everything from Barbie and Oppenheimer to John Wick: Chapter 4 and Trolls Band Together and every kind of movie in between.
Alex Edelman‘s Broadway hit Just For Us is now playing in Los Angeles and he celebrated with a star-studded opening event over the weekend!
Chloe Domont sat behind an audience watching her debut film, ‘Fair Play,’ at the Sundance Film Festival in January, her eyes were locked on the 80-something-year-old man sitting in front of her. “There’s no way he’s the target audience,” she thought. “I hope I don’t give this man a heart attack.” It’s not a crazy concern.
David Beckham scored a goal with his latest Netflix docuseries.
Netflix subscribers reckon 'all women' need to see the platform's latest thriller-romance, Fair Play.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director It’s a month of big originals and spooky delights on streaming this October. Netflix is offering up two of its big fall titles: The electrifying finance thriller “Fair Play,” which the streamer bought for a whopping $20 million out of the Sundance Film Festival, and the Chris Evans-Emily Blunt two hander “Pain Hustlers,” which world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. But if you’re coming to streamers this month, it’s probably to watch a scary movie as the Halloween movie season takes over.
Netflix has debuted a hot new trailer for the upcoming movie Fair Play.
While many people are looking at “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Poor Things,” “Oppenheimer,” and “Barbie” as serious awards season contenders, there are other films that could sneak in with some surprising nominations. One of those films is the upcoming thriller, “Fair Play.” READ MORE: 15 Films To See In September: ‘El Conde,’ ‘Henry Sugar,’ ‘The Creator’ & More As seen in the trailer for “Fair Play,” the film follows the story of two co-workers who begin an illicit relationship behind-the-scenes.
EXCLUSIVE: JoAnne Colonna has joined Linden Entertainment as a partner alongside founders Nicole King and Stacy O’Neil. She ends a 20 year run at Brillstein Entertainment Partners, where she was a manager and partner. Colonna will operate between Linden’s LA and NY offices.
Workplace romance is a tricky game. Sure, sometimes it can work out and be a wonderful thing.
Phoebe Dynevor became a star with the Netflix series Bridgerton and now she’s heading back to the streaming service with her new movie Fair Play.
Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich are mixing business and pleasure in the steamy new thriller for .The upcoming film, written and directed by first-time filmmaker Chloe Domont, stars the lead and star as Emily and Luke, a blissful young couple keeping their illicit romance a secret from their coworkers at a cutthroat financial firm.But everything changes when Emily gets promoted above Luke, leading to a power imbalance that unravels sinister tension between the once-happy couple.«Why is it so hard to accept that I deserve that job?» Emily pleads in a tense confrontation in the trailer, which Netflix released on Tuesday.«I never got the shot!» Luke bellows in reply.Watch the full trailer below:The film, which premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, also stars Eddie Marsan, Rich Sommer, and Sebastian De Souza. will be released in select theaters on Sept.
Sophia Scorziello editor Netflix has released the first trailer for the erotic thriller “Fair Play,” which the streamer acquired for $20 million in one of the biggest deals out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. “Bridgerton” star Phoebe Dynevor and “Oppenheimer” actor Alden Ehrenreich star in the film, which unravels the complex relationship of a power-hungry couple contending for power at a cutthroat financial firm.
With Justin Simien recently parting ways with the series, Deadline has confirmed that Donald Glover and his brother Stephen have come on to develop the Lando Calrissian series Lando for Lucasfilm and Disney+. Glover and his brother Stephen Glover will write the series with plans to write the series as if Donal will reprise the role he first appeared in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Some star-packed projects are heading to the 19th annual Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival. The just-announced lineup includes films featuring, produced or directed by the likes of Tom Hanks, Eva Longoria, Alden Ehrenreich, Queen Latifah, Tom Holland, Keke Palmer, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, John Travolta and more.
Christopher Nolan is getting a big endorsement for Oppenheimer from Paul Schroeder who is praising his latest film.
Anji White is a series regular in Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ limited series Ironheart Deadline has learned.
Katie Reul editor A brand new trailer for “Oppenheimer,” the upcoming film from director Christopher Nolan, was released Monday by Universal Pictures in anticipation of the feature’s July debut. Set to a dramatic score from Ludwig Göransson, the newly-dropped teaser offers closer looks at the key players of the Manhattan Project, as portrayed by a star-studded cast including Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Leslie Groves Jr. and Tom Conti, who appears briefly as a somber looking Albert Einstein. “Oppenheimer” centers around the legacy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Murphy), who is credited as the inventor of the atomic bomb. Based on the biographical novel “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer,” the film follows the physicist as he works alongside a team of government scientists to develop nuclear weapons in the early 1940s.
2023 TRIBECA FESTIVAL SHORT FILM SELECTION>> NARRATIVE SHORTSAngelo, (Bolivia) – New York Premiere. Directed and written by Alex Plumb.Bellybutton, (United States) – New York Premiere. Directed and written by Hilary Eden.Blackwool, (Scotland) – World Premiere.
The Tribeca Festival on Tuesday announced its lineup of short narrative, documentary and animated films, as well as music videos, across 12 programs.
is a horror comedy to remember. Leaning into the absurd story, this laughter-filled film directed by Elizabeth Banks will soon be a campy favorite. If you missed the adrenaline-fueled at the movies, it is now available to watch at home — streaming exclusively on Peacock. What happens when a black bear gets its paws on a lot of cocaine? Find out in, now streaming on Peacock and available to buy on Amazon Prime Video.is exactly what you'd think it'd be about: A bear who eats a ton of cocaine before going on a drug-fueled murderous rampage through the forests of Georgia. The movie is actually inspired by a true story of when an American black bear overdosed on cocaine from a crashed plane abandoned by drug smugglers in the 1980s.
Anna Tingley If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. If you missed “Cocaine Bear” in theaters, worry not: the absolutely preposterous slasher comedy about, yes, a coked-up bear, is coming to Peacock on April 14. The Elizabeth Banks-directed film hits the streamer nearly two months after it premiered in theaters, where it beat box office expectations and earned an impressive $24 million during its opening weekend. The wild R-rated movie, inspired by a stranger-than-fiction story about a drug runner’s plane crash, imagines the events that would have transpired if the American black bear that ingested a duffle bag full of blow had lived to tell the tale. It was budgeted at roughly $35 million, which was mostly dedicated to the CGI used to bring to life the coked-out beast alongside the human cast of Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Brooklynn Prince. Its box office success marks another win for Universal following its killer-doll movie “M3GAN,” which collected $170 million globally and, like “Cocaine Bear,” also became available to stream on Peacock only seven weeks after its release.
Elizabeth Banks genre comedy, Cocaine Bear, will be debuting on Universal’s streaming service Peacock 50 days after its theatrical debut.
Matt Damon told Variety‘s Marc Malkin Monday night that Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” runs a hefty three hours long. On the red carpet for “Air,” in which he co-stars, Damon also talked about Nolan’s upcoming historic drama in which he appears alongside Cillian Murphy. “It’s three hours. It’s fantastic,” Damon said, revealing that he’s seen “Oppenheimer.” “Cillian is phenomenal. He’s everything you would want him to be,” Damon told Malkin. “I think it’s almost three hours. It goes so fast, it’s great.” Directed by Ben Affleck, “Air” stars Damon as Sonny Velasco, who led Nike to pursue the endorsement of Michael Jordan and the creation of the Air Jordan basketball sneakers. “Air” opens April 5 and co-stars Affleck, Viola Davis, Jason Bateman and Chris Messina.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director The cocaine bear in Elizabeth Banks’ “Cocaine Bear” is an impressive feat of visual effects wizardry, but there was an actual person behind the 500-pound, drug-addicted beast. Meet Allan Henry, the motion capture performer who played the bear on set so that actors such as Keri Russell, Ray Liotta, and Alden Ehrenreich had something real to interact with during scenes. When Liotta fights the bear in the film’s third act, for instance, he was actually facing off with Henry on set. Henry is a motion capture veteran who already has experience playing animals thanks to his work on the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy. But the actor said said in an interview with /Film that “Cocaine Bear” was a different beast because the eponymous animal is not as humanistic as the apes in “Planet of the Apes.”
J. Kim Murphy The box office can be an institution of simple pleasures. Hollywood releases the story of a rampaging bear drugged out of its mind and — what do you know? — the people roll out. “Cocaine Bear” drew a solid $8.6 million opening day gross from 3,534 theaters, a figure that includes $2 million in previews on Thursday. That places the Universal release ahead of projections heading into the weekend, which had the gory comedy pegged at a debut between $15 million and $17 million. But a fun online marketing campaign and a killer premise have given the film a strong position, with a debut north of $21 million now in the cards. That would mark an auspicious kick-off for “Cocaine Bear,” which carries a production budget of $35 million. Reviews have been a bit all over the place; the film carries a 51% approval rating from top critics on review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences are also a bit lukewarm, as the comedy landed a “B-” grade through research firm Cinema Score, though a middling grade is fairly standard for a genre release with a horror slant. But, at the end of the day, “Cocaine Bear” is titled “Cocaine Bear”; the straightforward premise is now a proven winner and audiences can only see the film to believe it.
a briliant binge of comedy horror.” Here’s what you need to know about the movie, which is directed by Elizabeth Banks and stars Keri Russell, Ray Liotta and O’Shea Jackson Jr.It was released on Friday, Feb. 24 by Universal Pictures.Like other Universal, DreamWorks, Illumination, and Focus Films, it will stream exclusively on Peacock within four months of its theatrical debut.
Arguably an early contender for the wildest movie of 2023, Elizabeth Banks‘ “Cocaine Bear” is based on the true story of a 175-pound Black Bear who overdosed on cocaine after ingesting the drug in 1985. While the bear did not kill anyone and died shortly after consuming cocaine, Banks and screenwriter Jimmy Warden fictionalize a story where the bear goes on a killing spree while massively high on cocaine.
Bear hits cinemas today (February 24) – and is expected to scare up a storm at the box office.Based on the 1985 story about an American Black Bear that ingested a duffle bag’s worth of coke, Cocaine Bear doesn’t stick to the facts. Instead of being found dead by police shortly after its drug binge, the furry beast goes on a murderous rampage, attacking anyone who gets in its way.
slated to open somewhere in the mid-teens, with the possibility of hitting $20 million in ticket sales this weekend. For a comparison, the Christmas action comedy “Violent Night” made $1.1 million in Thursday preview showings to kick off a $13 million opening weekend. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Jimmy Warden’s stranger-than-fiction screenplay tells the story of Cokey the Bear, a Black bear who in 1985 consumed a large amount of cocaine a drug runner had dropped into a Georgia forest.
Jordan Moreau “Cocaine Bear” is snorting up a solid opening weekend. The R-rated action-comedy earned $2 million in Thursday previews at the domestic box office. It opened in 3,000 North American theaters Thursday night and will expand to 3,534 on Friday. Universal’s bloody, real-life tale about a black bear on a cocaine-fueled rampage is projected to open with $15 million to $17 million this weekend. Some predictions have it opening with as much as $20 million, thanks to its positive word-of-mouth (or word-of-snout) and memeability online. The mid-budget film cost roughly $35 million, with much of it used on the CGI bear, so a launch in the upper teens would be a good sign.
Stretching the phrase “inspired by true events” to its bare limits, Cocaine Bear (★★★☆☆) takes off from the stranger-than-fiction real-life tale of a Kentucky drug runner who, in 1985, dumped bundles of cocaine from a plane over Georgia, then perished trying to parachute after the drugs, a large, expensive portion of which were found and somehow consumed by a 500-lb. black bear deep in the Georgia woods.Anyone interested in the dead-serious facts of the case can grab a copy of Sally Denton’s comprehensive chronicle The Bluegrass Conspiracy, originally published in 1990.This movie, on the other hand, takes a bold leap off that plane with Thornton’s duffel bags full of brown paper-wrapped bricks of blow, and never looks back.Directed by Pitch Perfect mogul Elizabeth Banks, and scripted by Jimmy Warden, Cocaine Bear leaves no gruesome gag unturned, no outrageous one-liner untold, serving up the sort of anything-goes big-screen comedy that comes along rarely.Mid-rampage, the coke-fueled bear snorts a line off someone’s severed leg.
Phase 5 slate to the countless other films and TV shows in the early stages of development, it can be hard to keep track of all the major stars taking on roles in Marvel projects these days. So it's not a huge surprise that ET's Ash Crossan got to break the news to Alden Ehrenreich that he and Harrison Ford are joining the MCU at the same time!«Did he join the MCU?» the actor asked when sitting down to chat about his upcoming comedy-thriller, this week. «I didn't know that... Yeah, we could cross paths.»Ford is taking over for the late William Hurt as General Thaddeus «Thunderbolt» Ross, and is expected to appear as the character in the upcoming film, as well as in Meanwhile, Ehrenreich — who stepped into Ford's shoes as a young Han Solo in 2018's — is joining the MCU in the upcoming series, which centers on young hero Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne), who was recently introduced in . «It's so amazing what they built,» the actor raved of the upcoming six-episode Disney+ series.
“A bear did COCAINE!” screams a frazzled Eddie (Alden Ehrenreich), trying to explain a patently absurd concept like a rational person – and exposing the vast capacity for humor that lies between the two. “Cocaine Bear,” a film that really puts the high in high-concept comedy, contains promise and peril in its premise.
Cocaine Bear is a dark action-comedy film set in a small town in Georgia.READ MOREThe synopsis reads: “After ingesting a duffel bag full of cocaine, a 500 lb American black bear goes on a killing rampage in a small town of Georgia where a group of locals and tourists must join forces to survive the attack.”Directed and co-produced by Elizabeth Banks, Cocaine Bear features an ensemble cast that includes Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Christian Convery, Alden Ehrenreich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Brooklynn Prince, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Hoekstra, Margo Martindale, and Ray Liotta in one of his final performances before his death in 2022.Oh, absolutely. According to the official website, Cocaine Bear is “inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner’s plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it.”Dubbed Pablo Eskobear (after “the king of cocaine” Pablo Escobar), the real life bear was a 150lb American black bear who was discovered on a hillside in Fannin County, Georgia next to a duffel bag and 40 half-consumed packs of cocaine.Well, rather than heading out “on a coke-fueled rampage for more blow and blood,” Pablo Eskobear overdosed on cocaine and was found dead on the scene.According to the Washington Post, an autopsy found the bear had around three to four grams of the drug in its blood stream. The narcotics investigators who made the discovery believe the drugs were ditched months earlier by trafficker Andrew Carter Thornton II who had planned to return.However, Thornton died after falling out of a plane in September 1985.
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