The Drop creates a presents viewers with a new level of appreciation for crime drama with a brilliant ensemble and a well written and delivered plot.
By: Sean O’Connell Dennis Lehane’s name is becoming a proven brand in Hollywood as more A-listers gravitate to the author and screenwriter’s prose … and his past works. Ben Affleck broke on the scene with an adaptation of Lehan’s best-selling Gone Baby Gone. The two plan to collaborate again on a feature-length version of the author’s book Live By Night. And now Lehane’s locking up another powerful player with which he previously worked. That would be Leonardo DiCaprio, who teamed with Martin Scorsese for […]
By: Eric Eisenberg Swedish star Noomi Rapace has landed yet another gig in the Hollywood era of her career, and one of the biggest benefits of the new job is that it teams her up with one of the most in-demand actors of the moment. TheGirl With The Dragon Tattoo and Prometheus star has now officially signed on for the upcoming adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s Animal Rescue, which already has Tom Hardy attached to star. Rumor of Rapace’s possible involvement with the project first surfaced back in mid-December, […]
By: Eric Eisenberg Not only has Ben Affleck directed three straight great movies, two of them have actually been financial hits. Gone Baby Gone managed to make only $20 million during its run, but both The Town and Argo were huge hits, pulling in more than $90 million each (the latter managing to cross the century mark). After a long down period Affleck has found himself to be once again one of the most sought-after talents in Hollywood – but sadly that’s […]
By: Kristy Puchko Since originating the role of Lisbeth Salander in Sweden’s production ofThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Scandinavian stunner Noomi Rapace has fascinated filmmakers, not to mention audiences. In just the past twelve months, she’s starred into two major action-adventures, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Prometheus. Now, having recently wrapped on the crime thriller Dead Man Down, this captivating actress is on the prowl for new challenging roles, and may be ready to pounce on Fox Searchlight‘sAnimal Rescue. Based on a short story […]
By: Katey Rich Ben Affleck is having, by any measure, a really great year. Sure, in the process of promoting Argo he’s been forced to answer a ton of questions about his ignominious half-decade of dating J-Lo and starring in flops, but that’s a pretty small price to pay to have made a universally beloved, financially successful movie that completely reinvents you as a director to be taken seriously. With Argo cruising its way toward a Best Picture Oscar nomination and an […]
Mystic River. Shutter Island. Gone Baby Gone. Each of these heartbreaking, pulse-pounding and critically acclaimed movies came from the enigma-manufacturing mind of Boston-born novelist Dennis Lehane. Based on his absorbing detective novels, each thriller offers not only a frightful mystery but also a flawed yet fantastic cast of characters that bind viewers to a fast-paced and twisting journey. Likewise, they all attracted noteworthy directors, and generally made an impressive showing at the box office. So, it wasn’t a question if another Lehane […]