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Anthony Hopkins To Star As Mike Tyson’s Trainer In New Biopic From Director Nick Cassavetes

Anthony Hopkins To Star As Mike Tyson’s Trainer In New Biopic From Director Nick Cassavetes
Regardless of the talent attached to a biopic about Mike Tyson, the boxer’s story alone is going to be worth the price of admission. However, when you add Anthony Hopkins to the mix, then suddenly, the film “Cus and Mike” shoots to near the top of our most-anticipated list.

According to Deadline, Anthony Hopkins has been signed on to star in the upcoming Mike Tyson biopic titled “Cus and Mike.” The film, directed by Nick Cassavetes, tells the story of Cus D’Amato (Hopkins), Tyson’s trainer who molded the young man into the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history.

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‘Cus and Mike’ Casts Anthony Hopkins as Mike Tyson’s Trainer

  • Slash Film
‘Cus and Mike’ Casts Anthony Hopkins as Mike Tyson’s Trainer
Anthony Hopkins is going to train Mike Tyson…sort of. Hopkins is set to play Tyson’s trainer Cus D’Amato in Cus and Mike, a new film about Tyson’s meteoric rise, directed by Nick Cassavetes. D’Amato adopted Tyson after the boxer’s mother died and then trained him over the next few years. Both Martin Scorsese and Bruce Willis were both […]

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Anthony Hopkins to Star as Mike Tyson’s Trainer in Drama Cus and Mike

Joseph Baxter Feb 20, 2020

Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins headlines biopic Cus and Mike, set to play Mike Tyson’s legendary trainer, Cus D’Amato.

Anthony Hopkins is set to bring his Oscar-and-Emmy-winning repertory skill set to the boxing ring… well, a ring-adjacent location, anyway, set to play trainer Cus D’Amato, in a developing fact-based film project about how the legendary prepper of pugilists molded one fighter in particular, Mike Tyson.

The launch of Berlin's European Film Market (Efm) has yielded a most intriguing project from Patriot Pictures, a biopic titled Cus and Mike, which, as revealed by Deadline, will have Hopkins headline as the titular trainer. The film is set with The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes, who will work off an original screenplay by Desmond Nakano, based on Montieth Illingworth’s 1991 biography, Mike Tyson: Money, Myth, and Betrayal.

Knighted Welsh legend Hopkins’s role as D’Amato – who wrought two-time heavyweight
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Oscar-Winner Anthony Hopkins To Star As Mike Tyson’s Legendary Trainer Cus D’Amato In Boxing Movie ‘Cus And Mike’ – EFM

  • Deadline
Oscar-Winner Anthony Hopkins To Star As Mike Tyson’s Legendary Trainer Cus D’Amato In Boxing Movie ‘Cus And Mike’ – EFM
Exclusive: In an intriguing Berlin Efm addition, Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins has been set to star in Cus And Mike, the story of Mike Tyson’s legendary trainer Cus D’Amato and how he moulded the fighter into becoming the youngest heavyweight title winner ever and one of the most ferocious boxers of his generation.

The Patriot Pictures film, which is set to be a character study as well as a sports-biopic, will be directed and written by The Notebook and John Q filmmaker Nick Cassavetes, based on the original screenplay by Desmond Nakano, and the book Mike Tyson: Money, Myth, and Betrayal by Montieth Illingworth.

Xyz Films and Patriot are handling world sales at the Efm in Berlin and are aiming to shoot in spring/summer 2020.

The film will chart how the tough but brilliant D’Amato became a father-figure to the wayward adolescent Tyson who would go on to become
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15 Valentine's Day Movies and TV Shows to Stream on Netflix, Prime and Hulu

  • MovieWeb
The month of February is a special time. It is the only month out of the year that sets aside one day for people to simply say, "I love you" to one another. Some people love Valentine's Day, others hate it, and then there are those who are indifferent to February 14th. As much as you can find varied opinions regarding how people feel about that holiday, one thing there isn't is a dearth of Valentine's Day content on Netflix and other popular entertainment apps. Even shows and movies that may seem like they'd be nowhere near a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolate, can find themselves strange bedfellows with this celebration of love that comes but once a year.

Going out is expensive. Dinner, a movie, a night-cap after... we're talking some serious dough being out laid. That's where streaming services come in. They are like the gift that keeps on giving.
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‘Parasite,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Win Ace Eddie Awards for Top Feature Films

  • Variety
‘Parasite,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Win Ace Eddie Awards for Top Feature Films
Parasite” and “Jojo Rabbit” have won the top feature film trophies at the 70th Annual Ace Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Jinmo Yang won the dramatic feature category for “Parasite” over “Ford v Ferrari,” “Joker,” “The Irishman,” and “Marriage Story.” The victory marks the first time in Ace Eddie Awards history that a foreign language film has won the top prize.

Tom Eagles took the trophy for best edited comedy feature film for “Jojo Rabbit,” which won over “Dolemite Is My Name,” “The Farewell,” “Knives Out” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

Jojo Rabbit” and “Parasite” are nominated for the Academy Award for Best Editing along with “Ford v Ferrari,” “Joker” and “The Irishman.”

Ace President Stephen Rivkin presided over the evening’s festivities with actress D’Arcy Carden, star of NBC’s “The Good Place,” serving as the evening’s host.

Toy Story 4” (edited by Axel Geddes
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2020 Ace Film Eddies: ‘Parasite’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Grab Top Awards

2020 Ace Film Eddies: ‘Parasite’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Grab Top Awards
Bong Joon Ho’s acclaimed South Korean class-divide thriller “Parasite” and Taika Waititi’s Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit,” both Editing and Best Picture Oscar nominees, were the surprise feature winners for drama and comedy at the 70th Ace Eddie Awards Friday at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. “Toy Story 4” and “Apollo 11,” meanwhile, took the awards for animation and feature documentary.

However, since Ace has long been an Academy Awards bellwether for editing, “Parasite” (edited by Jinmo Yang) now becomes the Oscar favorite, besting the frontrunner, Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” (edited by three-time Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker). And it could even be a harbinger for “Parasite” to make Academy history as the first international feature film to win the coveted Best Picture Oscar.

For Yang, who previously cut “Okja” and “Snowpiercer” with Bong, the director’s avoidance of coverage became even more of an obstacle on “Parasite.
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Michael Madsen, Michael Biehn in Red Handed

Michael Biehn and Michael Madsen in Red Handed This December, don’t get caught Red Handed. Michael Biehn leads an electric cast in an unnerving new thriller from writer-director Frank Peluso and producer Nick Cassavetes. When their father is murdered, three brothers descend upon an Oregon mountain river to spread his ashes. After …

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Nick Cassavetes To Direct Emma Roberts In ‘Now I See You’ For Tooley Entertainment, eOne & Emjag

  • Deadline
Nick Cassavetes To Direct Emma Roberts In ‘Now I See You’ For Tooley Entertainment, eOne & Emjag
Exclusive: The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes has boarded upcoming Emma Roberts movie drama Now I See You.

Tucker Tooley’s Tooley Entertainment and eOne are producing Marc Klein’s script, which is adapted from author Nicole Kear’s memoir about losing her sight.

Production is slated for a fall 2019 start, with casting now underway for the male lead opposite We’re The Millers and American Horror Story actress Roberts. The film will mark Cassavetes’ return to the director’s chair after 2014 comedy hit The Other Woman, which took close to $200M global.

The project is based on the true story of Nicole Kear, who in her a senior year at Yale received a life-changing diagnosis — she had only a few years before entirely losing her vision. Kear sets out to make the most of the eyesight she has left. As her world grows increasingly blurred, she finally comes to terms
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The Notebook Turns 15! Relive Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams' Sizzling Real-Life Romance

The Notebook Turns 15! Relive Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams' Sizzling Real-Life Romance
When she filmed The Notebook, Rachel McAdams became the envy of many for being able to get close to Ryan Gosling on-screen and off.

The movie celebrates its 15th anniversary today, but it took the pair a bit longer to get together in real life. Gosling, 38, and McAdams, 42, played a couple in the classic 1940s love story — narrated from the present by a nursing home patient with the help of his journals.

The two met on set of the movie, which Gosling joined after a stint of independent films, while McAdams had just come off her iconic role as Regina George in Mean Girls.
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'Notebook' Director Nick Cassavetes Lists Hollywood Hills Pad for $4.79M

  • TMZ
'Notebook' Director Nick Cassavetes Lists Hollywood Hills Pad for $4.79M
Nick Cassavetes is looking for someone to forget about "The Notebook" -- just for a moment -- and grab their checkbook instead ... because his baller crib is on the market. The famed director is listing his incredible Hollywood Hills mansion for sale at $4,799,000. The 4,370 square-foot house features 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and it sits on a 20,436 square-foot lot in the exclusive Mt. Olympus neighborhood. It's rare to find privacy up in the Hills, but this beaut offers
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May 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Black Moon Rising, The Seduction, White Chamber, She-devils On Wheels

Happy Monday, everyone! Before we head into Memorial Day, we have more horror and sci-fi Blu-ray and DVD releases coming our way that should definitely keep genre fans busy for the three-day weekend. Scream Factory is keeping busy with their Blus for The Seduction, The Hunted, and the recent psychological thriller A Dark Place. Shout Select is showing Earthquake some love with their Collector’s Edition this week, and Kino Lorber has two stellar-looking Special Edition releases on their docket as well: Black Moon Rising and Bitter Moon.

Other exciting titles coming home on May 21st include White Chamber, She-Devils on Wheels, A Brilliant Monster, and Crank in 4K.

Black Moon Rising: Special Edition

When master thief Sam Quint is hired by the government to steal top-secret data from a crime organization, he hides the stolen data in the experimental supercar, The Black Moon. But when the car is then
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Netflix UK Streams ‘The Notebook’ With Edited Ending, Author Nicholas Sparks Reacts

Netflix UK is under fire from fans of “The Notebook” for a reported edit to the film’s final scene that alters the conclusion of the story. In Nick Cassavetes’ adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks book of the same name, the characters Noah and Allie die side by side while holding hands. The film is bookended by scenes of the elderly Allie and Noah (Gena Rowlands and James Garner). The former has dementia, and the film is framed around Noah reading to Allie the romantic story of their life. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams famously star in the film as the younger Noah and Allie.

Sparks was asked about the controversial Netflix edit while being interview on “Today.” According to reports, the Netflix UK edit of “The Notebook” ends before the characters’ death and instead cuts to a scene of flying birds. Sparks told “Today” he liked the original film
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Toby Emmerich Recalls Rachel Adams’ Chemistry Read With Ryan Gosling

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Toby Emmerich Recalls Rachel Adams’ Chemistry Read With Ryan Gosling
In the span of one year, Toby Emmerich ascended to the chairman role at Warner Bros. Picture Group, shepherded the studio’s record-breaking slate at the worldwide box office, and was selected as the latest recipient of the PGA’s Milestone Award, a kudo that has previously gone to execs including Donna Langley and Robert Iger.

Among the big hits released under Emmerich’s watch last year: “Aquaman,” “A Star Is Born” and “Crazy Rich Asians.” Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” is racking up awards season recognition, while “Crazy Rich Asians” defied Hollywood expectations for a movie with an all-Asian cast.

“You cannot get too caught up in other people’s perceptions of success or failure,” Emmerich says. “And you shouldn’t allow yourself to be cowed when you do fail. Striking out is part of the game. But you have to play to win, and you rarely
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‘The Notebook’ to Become a Broadway Musical

  • Variety
So it’s not gonna be easy, it’s gonna be really hard. And we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I wanna do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever. On Broadway.

Nicholas Sparks’ romance novel-turned-hit film “The Notebook” is headed to Broadway as a musical with producers Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch in association with Sparks, it was announced on Thursday.

The Notebook” was Sparks’ first published novel and opened on the New York Times bestseller list in its first week of publication in 1996. Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, and Gena Rowlands starred in the successful 2004 movie adaptation, directed by Nick Cassavetes. The story opened with Garner’s character reading from his notebook to Rowlands’ character, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, about the 1940 romance between a poor quarry worker and a 17-year-old heiress, played by Gosling and McAdams.
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Stage Musical Version of Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Notebook’ in the Works

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Stage Musical Version of Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Notebook’ in the Works
A new stage musical is in the works based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel “The Notebook.”

Producers along with Sparks announced today that Bekah Brunstetter, a supervising producer on “This is Us,” and songwriter Ingrid Michaelson will collaborate on developing the new musical about the steamy love story that was originally adapted as a 2004 film starring Ryan Gosling as Rachel McAdams.

Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch are producing in association with Sparks. Additional creative team members and a production timeline for “The Notebook” will be announced at a later date.

Also Read: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Broadway Review: Aaron Sorkin Revisits Harper Lee's Classic

The enduring love story is about a poor young man who falls in love with a wealthy young woman, only for them to be separated due to their cultural differences. The novel was originally published in 1996 and was adapted as a film by Nick Cassavetes
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‘The Notebook’ Musical Is Heading To Broadway; ‘This Is Us’ Producer & ‘The Way I Am’ Songwriter Will Write

  • Deadline
‘The Notebook’ Musical Is Heading To Broadway; ‘This Is Us’ Producer & ‘The Way I Am’ Songwriter Will Write
Nicholas SparksThe Notebook is headed to Broadway as a musical, with playwright and This Is Us supervising producer Bekah Brunstetter writing the book and “Girls Chase Boys” hit-maker Ingrid Michaelson handling music and lyrics.

“I am thrilled to work with Bekah and Ingrid in order to make The Notebook a reality on Broadway,” said author Sparks, whose 1996 book was turned into a 2004 film starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. “They are amazingly talented, and obviously, the story is near and dear to my heart.”

The announcement was made today by Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch, who will produce in association with Sparks. McCollum’s producing credits include, among many others, In the Heights, Avenue Q, Rent and the current The Play That Goes Wrong and Mike Birbiglia’s The New One.

Deutsch is the founder of Sh-k-Boom & Ghostlight Records, a leading Broadway cast album imprint. Sh-k-Boom/Ghostlight has won
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‘A Star Is Born’ Continues To Hit Box Office High Notes, Clears $100M In 12 Days

  • Deadline
‘A Star Is Born’ Continues To Hit Box Office High Notes, Clears $100M In 12 Days
When a major studio’s awards contender shoots past the century mark this early in the fall, it’s something to celebrate, and Warner BrosBradley Cooper-Lady Gaga musical romance drama A Star Is Born has filled $100 million-plus worth of movie auditoriums in its first 12 days of domestic release.

Let’s face it, not all adult-oriented awards contenders are slam dunks at the box office, particularly when they are wide releases. Just ask Universal and DreamWorks, who hoped their astronaut drama First Man would launch to $20M in three days; it’s at $19.1M through five days. Quite often the better PR win is in a platform release: You celebrate your theater averages up front, and then, wow, the film has crossed over to bigger numbers later on in its run.

For the third midday to date in its run, A Star Is Born beat Venom in daily grosses — the pic did so last Thursday, on Monday and last night, edging out Tom Hardy’s fanged superhero $3.95M-$3.75M. Every studio depends on a huge opening-weekend gross for their event movies to survive, but sleeper movies, especially ones which continually draw out adult audiences — a crowd notorious for crawling to the multiplex — is pure manna from heaven. While Universal/ Miramax/ Blumhouse’s Halloween will soak up around $70M worth of business this weekend, Venom and A Star Is Born will continue to fight for second with around $18M-$20M. “A Star Is Born will continue to ease 30% every weekend in its run,” praised one rival studio executive about the pic’s longevity.

Yes, Sony’s Venom hit $100M in its first six days last week, but its commercial success after overcoming negative reviews can largely be attributed to being a long-awaited Marvel spinoff finally hitting the screen and clicking. Nice IP if you can get it.

But here we have A Star Is Born, the fourth remake of a classic property in an 81-year period, a movie by a first-time director in Cooper, coupled with ambitious dramatic performances that have paid off, not just for The Hangover actor, but in pop star Lady Gaga too. It’s a recipe that’s paying off. Note this movie could have been a very different one, with various directors having circled at various points in time, i.e., Joel Schumacher, Nick Cassavetes and Clint Eastwood, and stars including Will Smith and Tom Cruise, with Beyonce being a constant attachment throughout various iterations.

A Star Is Born through 12 days counts $101.4M to Venom‘s $148.9M. Versus other October hits, Warner Bros’ Gravity (final stateside gross $274M) hit $100M in nine days, 20th Century Fox’s The Martian (final domestic $228.4M) in 10, and Fox’s Gone Girl ($167.7M) in 16.

It’s fair to say, A Star Is Born is just getting warmed up.
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Ryan Gosling movies – ranked!

Whether crooning in La La Land or essaying a blank would-be killer, the First Man star is capable of keeping all his characters’ contradictions on display

Even The Notebook’s writer, Nicholas Sparks, knew that there wasn’t much to Noah, the romantically deranged, mansion-restoring, beard-growing war veteran in this insipid tearjerker. “It’s a guy who falls in love and then he just kinda does nothing,” he admitted. But director Nick Cassavetes had sound reasons for choosing Ryan Gosling. “You’re not handsome, you’re not cool, you’re just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts,” he told him.
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Remember when Beyonce was supposed to be in ‘A Star Is Born’?

Remember when Beyonce was supposed to be in ‘A Star Is Born’?
The fourth incarnation of “A Star Is Born” could’ve looked a lot different. Specifically, it could’ve been for the Beyhive and not the Little Monsters. Seven years ago, Clint Eastwood boarded to direct “A Star Is Born” with Beyonce slated to play the rising ingenue who romances an established alcoholic star about to hit rock bottom. So how did we end up with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper?

Beyonce had long been rumored as the possible star of the long-gestating remake of “A Star Is Born,” along with Alicia Keys and Rihanna, potentially opposite Will Smith. Smith himself had been discussing remaking the film since 2002, with Jennifer Lopez as his intended star to be born at that time. After director Nick Cassavetes dropped out in January 2011, Eastwood joined to direct, with Beyonce still as the rumored female lead.

See ‘A Star Is Born’: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga to make Oscar history?
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