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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’: Benicio Del Toro Says It’s Better Than The Doors’ First Album

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’: Benicio Del Toro Says It’s Better Than The Doors’ First Album
When Texas-born actor-turned-writer Taylor Sheridan broke out with “Sicario” (2015) and “Hell or High Water” (2016), he hoped that the two markedly original screenplays would wind up as a trilogy of “the modern-day American frontier,” he told me. “When I write a movie, I write it for me. I let characters be human and flawed and relatable. When we do things that aren’t that great, we can understand it.”

If “Wind River,” Sheridan’s 2017 directorial debut, was the third installment, then the next in the series arrives in theaters Friday: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” Columbia Pictures didn’t know quite what to expect when Sheridan handed in a finished script, written without studio input.

Sheridan said the first “Sicario” was “toxic” to financiers because, among other things, it had a female lead. “I wrote the Spanish dialogue without subtitles,” he said. “It was dark, the act structure didn’t make sense,
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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’: Benicio Del Toro Says It’s Better Than The Doors’ First Album

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’: Benicio Del Toro Says It’s Better Than The Doors’ First Album
When Texas-born actor-turned-writer Taylor Sheridan broke out with “Sicario” (2015) and “Hell or High Water” (2016), he hoped that the two markedly original screenplays would wind up as a trilogy of “the modern-day American frontier,” he told me. “When I write a movie, I write it for me. I let characters be human and flawed and relatable. When we do things that aren’t that great, we can understand it.”

If “Wind River,” Sheridan’s 2017 directorial debut, was the third installment, then the next in the series arrives in theaters Friday: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” Columbia Pictures didn’t know quite what to expect when Sheridan handed in a finished script, written without studio input.

Sheridan said the first “Sicario” was “toxic” to financiers because, among other things, it had a female lead. “I wrote the Spanish dialogue without subtitles,” he said. “It was dark, the act structure didn’t make sense,
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Dave Annable on Viral "Failure" Post and His Shocking 'Yellowstone' Fate

[This story contains spoilers from the series premiere of Paramount Network's Yellowstone.]

This seemingly hasn't been actor Dave Annable's year. In May, the former 666 Park Avenue star shared with his Instagram followers that his character on CBS' The Code had been recast after the drama was picked up to series, a post on "failure" that garnered thousands of likes. And on Tuesday, during the series premiere of Paramount Network's Yellowstone — a sweeping modern Western on co-created, written and directed by Taylor Sheridan (Wind River) — Annable's Lee Dutton met a sudden death when a ...
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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Review: Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro Return for a Vicious Sequel that Isn’t Worth its Violence

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Review: Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro Return for a Vicious Sequel that Isn’t Worth its Violence
Sicario: Day of the Soldado” is a mean movie. That’s sort of its thing. Much like the previous installment of this unlikely franchise, the film drapes itself in darkness so that it can focus our attention on any stray specks of light; one early shot, in which the white halo of a helicopter spotlight tracks a brown man as he sprints towards the Texas border during the dead of night, provides a convenient visual metaphor.

It’s also a hard movie, in the way that Josh Brolin’s jawline is hard, or that Hemingway is hard, or that trying to carve a coherent narrative out of the Escher-like power struggle of the Mexican Drug War is hard. Like “Sicario,” “Wind River,” and everything else that Taylor Sheridan has ever scripted, “Day of the Soldado” feels like it was written on a bender of whiskey and Viagra — even the female
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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9 to Bring Back Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal’s career has really blown up since leaving The Walking Dead. He’s landed his own series, The Punisher, along with roles in Fury, Sicario, The Accountant, Wind River, Baby Driver, and The Wolf of Wall Street. But now he’s set to reprise his role as Shane in the ninth season of the hit AMC zombie series. There are no details on how exactly Shane will return. Fans know that he met a fairly definitive end after being stabbed by Rick and then, once he was a zombie, shot in the head by Carl. However, there are …
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We talk Yellowstone with Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner and more!

  • JoBlo
Over the past few years, Taylor Sheridan has proven to be one of the most exciting new filmmakers working today. Whether it is his screenplay work for the Sicario films and Hell Or High Water, or as both writer and director on the fantastic feature Wind River, he creates rich and thought provoking stories and dynamic characters. Sheridan now brings his vision to the small screen with the epic modern day western, Yellowstone. While I’ve only witnessed the premiere,... Read More...
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Jon Bernthal in Talks to Play Lee Iacocca in Ford vs. Ferrari Movie

Jon Bernthal in Talks to Play Lee Iacocca in Ford vs. Ferrari Movie
The Punisher” star Jon Bernthal is in negotiations to join Matt Damon and Christian Bale in Fox’s untitled Ford vs. Ferrari movie.

If the deal goes through, Bernthal will play Lee Iacocca, who spearheaded development of the Ford Mustang. The car debuted in 1964 and became the automaker’s most successful launch since the Model A.

Logan” director James Mangold is helming from a script by screenwriters Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow”). The film is based on A.J. Baime’s 2010 book “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans.”

The film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Iacocca with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat
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Wayne Marc Godfrey Steps Down at ‘Meters Down’ Producer The Fyzz Facility

Wayne Marc Godfrey Steps Down at ‘Meters Down’ Producer The Fyzz Facility
Wayne Marc Godfrey has stepped down as a director and co-ceo of The Fyzz Facility, the London- and Los Angeles-based film and television production and financing house responsible for such movies as box-office breakout “47 Meters Down,” Martin Campbell’s “The Foreigner,” starring Jackie Chan, and “Strangers: Prey at Night,” starring Christina Hendricks.

Godfrey remains a shareholder of the firm, which he co-founded with Robert Jones (“The Usual Suspects”) in 2008. Jones continues in his role as CEO. In a statement, Godfrey said it was “an extreme difficult decision” to step down “despite working tirelessly and relentlessly to build the company from an idea in 2008 to become one of the leading global entertainment financing and production houses.”

The company’s forthcoming theatrical movies include “Destination Wedding,” starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, and set for release in August, and “A Private War,” which stars Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan and has
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Fyzz Facility co-founder Wayne Marc Godfrey departs

Fyzz Facility co-founder Wayne Marc Godfrey departs
The Foreigner outfit’s co-ceo departs London-based company.

Wayne Marc Godfrey, the co-founder and co-ceo of finance and production outfit The Fyzz Facility, has departed the London-based company.

As of May, Godfrey ceased to be a director of the company that he co-founded in 2008 with Robert Jones. He has now also left as co-ceo.

Speaking to Screen, Godfrey confirmed that he had resigned from the company on May 11 and he remained a shareholder, though he was unable to disclose further details at this point.

He said that he “did not want to jump straight back in” to his next venture
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Fyzz Facility founder Wayne Marc Godfrey departs

Fyzz Facility founder Wayne Marc Godfrey departs
The Foreigner outfit’s co-ceo departs London-based company.

Wayne Marc Godfrey, the founder and co-ceo of finance and production outfit The Fyzz Facility, has departed the London-based company.

As of May, Godfrey ceased to be a director of the company that he co-founded in 2008 with Robert Jones. He has now also left as co-ceo.

Speaking to Screen, Godfrey confirmed that he had resigned from the company on May 11 and he remained a shareholder, though he was unable to disclose further details at this point.

He said that he “did not want to jump straight back in” to his next venture
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Sylvester Stallone to Make Movie About Trump-Pardoned Boxer Jack Johnson

Sylvester Stallone to Make Movie About Trump-Pardoned Boxer Jack Johnson
Sylvester Stallone is teaming with MGM to produce a movie about boxer Jack Johnson, who was recently posthumously pardoned by President Donald Trump.

The film will launch Stallone’s Balboa Productions, created to develop film and television projects.

Johnson was a dominant boxer and the first African-American heavyweight champion. Stallone was instrumental in obtaining a presidential pardon for Johnson, who was convicted of violating the Mann Act in 1910 for transporting a woman across state lines for “immoral purposes.”

MGM Motion Picture Group president Jonathan Glickman and MGM executive vice president of production Adam Rosenberg are overseeing the film on behalf of the studio.

Stallone partnered with MGM on the Rocky movies and the “Creed” spinoff. “Creed II,” which hits theaters in November, is the continuation of the Rocky franchise and the sequel to 2015’s “Creed,” which earned more than $170 million at the worldwide box office. The new film, starring Michael B. Jordan and Stallone,
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Live On The 150th Anniversary Of Memorial Day: PBS' National Memorial Day Concert

On the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day, PBS’ multi award-winning National Memorial Day Concert returns live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise.

The 29th annual broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert airs live on PBS Sunday, May 27, 2018, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.

An annual tradition unlike anything else on television, America’s national night of remembrance takes us back to the real meaning of the holiday through personal stories interwoven with musical performances. This year’s program features the following stories:

The show will recognize the story of two buddies – Joe Annello and Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura – friends for over 68 years, who helped each other survive deadly combat during the Korean War,
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Selma Blair, Graham Greene To Star In Horror Thriller ‘The Great Illusion’

Exclusive: Selma Blair and Graham Greene are attached to star in the horror thriller, The Great Illusion, along with Glenn Morshower, Tokala Black Elk (Wind River), Jon Lindstrom (True Detective), Kenzie Dalton (FX's Feud), and newcomer Oscar Cardenas. Cardenas co-wrote the film with daughter Maria Gabriela Cardenas, who will direct the pic as her feature debut. The plot follows a tortured FBI agent suffering from an irrational fear of darkness…
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The Endless Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Platforms on June 26th from Well Go USA Entertainment

We've been excited for Daily Dead readers to see Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's new film The Endless since its well-received (and shocking) world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last year (read Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson's review here), and if you missed its recent theatrical run or want to experience its mind-bending mysteries again and again, Well Go USA will release The Endless on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms on June 26th.

The Endless Blu-ray and DVD special features have yet to be revealed, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements. In the meantime, we have the official press release below, and in case you missed it, read Heather's interview with co-directors Benson and Moorhead.

Press Release: Plano, Texas. – With a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, The Endless is one of the best-reviewed films of the year. Acclaimed filmmakers Aaron Moorhead and
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Vincent Lindon to Star in Thriller ‘The Infiltrated’ (Exclusive)

Vincent Lindon to Star in Thriller ‘The Infiltrated’ (Exclusive)
French star Vincent Lindon, who toplines Stephane Brizé’s Cannes competition entry “At War,” is set to star in Thierry de Peretti’s “L’Infiltré” (“The Infiltrated”), a thriller based on the true story of Hubert Avoine, a former con who became a French informant in 2007 and infiltrated Mexican drug cartels.

The film was written by de Peretti, based on the recently published book by the same name written by Avoine and French investigative journalist Emmanuel Fansten. In the book, Avoine says France’s Office for Illicit Drug Traffic Control used him to organize its own drug ring.

The movie will be produced by Frédéric Jouve at Paris-based Les Films Velvet, and co-produced by Claude Chelli at Capa Drama, the thriving banner behind “Braquo” and “Versailles.” Both outfits are also partnering with de Peretti and French pay TV channel Canal Plus on a mini-series about Avoine’s journey as an informant.
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Taylor Sheridan’s Triumphant TV Return As Creator/Director Of ‘Yellowstone’ — Deadline Disruptors

For two decades Taylor Sheridan made a living as a sixth-on-the-call-sheet actor, and his cowboy Marlboro Man look kept him busy, if not satisfied. But he quit cold turkey, determined to take charge of his own destiny, and reshape himself into a writer and director. His scripts for Sicario and Hell or High Water became highly regarded movies, directed by Denis Villeneuve and David Mackenzie respectively. And the third in that disconnected trilogy, Wind River, came…
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Cannes: Janet Montgomery, Julia Jones, Kunal Nayyar Join 'Think Like a Dog' (Exclusive)

Cannes: Janet Montgomery, Julia Jones, Kunal Nayyar Join 'Think Like a Dog' (Exclusive)
Black Swan actress Janet Montgomery, The Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar and Wind River actress Julia Jones have joined the cast of Think Like a Dog, the new feature from 10 Things I Hate About You director Gil Junger.

Bryan Callen (Ride Along) and Gabriel Bateman (Benji) have also been cast in the upcoming family comedy, which will star Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel. Written and directed by Junger, Think Like a Dog follows teen tech prodigy Oliver (Bateman) whose science-fair experiment goes awry and creates a telepathic connection between himself and his dog. Fox and Duhamel will play...
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Angelina Jolie Producing Biopic on Native American Athlete Jim Thorpe

Angelina Jolie Producing Biopic on Native American Athlete Jim Thorpe
Angelina Jolie and Escape Artist Productions’ Todd Black and Steve Tisch will produce “Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story,” the upcoming feature about legendary Native American athlete Jim Thorpe.

Martin Sensmeier will executive produce and star as the world-renowned athlete. Abraham Taylor is also on board to produce. Taylor, Alex Nibley and Sterlin Harjo penned the original screenplay. Josh Aker will additionally executive produce, along with Justine Hunt for Box of Daylight Productions.

Regarded as one of the greatest athletes in the history of modern sports, Thorpe was also a member of the Sac and Fox Nation. In 1912, he won two Olympic gold medals representing the United States while his citizenship went unrecognized during a period of cultural genocide for Native Americans. He went on to play Major League Baseball, professional football and eventually founded the organization that became the NFL.

“I’m honored to be working on this project,
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Martin Sensmeier to Star in Jim Thorpe Movie From Angelina Jolie

Martin Sensmeier to Star in Jim Thorpe Movie From Angelina Jolie
Native American athlete Jim Thorpe is getting the big-screen treatment.

Angelina Jolie will produce Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story, which will star Martin Sensmeier (Wind River, Westworld) as the multitalented athlete and member of the Sac and Fox Nation.

In 1912, Thorpe won two Olympic gold medals representing the United States while his citizenship went unrecognized during a period of cultural genocide against Native Americans. He went on to play Major League Baseball, professional football and eventually founded the organization that became the NFL.

Along with Jolie, Steve Tisch and Todd Black of Escape Artists Productions and Abraham Taylor will also...
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Live From The U.S. Capitol On The 150th Anniversary Of Memorial Day: PBS' National Memorial Day Concert

On the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day, PBS’ multi award-winning National Memorial Day Concert returns live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise.

The 29th annual broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert airs live on PBS Sunday, May 27, 2018, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.

A 29-year tradition unlike anything else on television, America’s national night of remembrance takes us back to the real meaning of the holiday through personal stories interwoven with musical performances. This year’s program features the following stories:

The show will recognize the story of two buddies – Joe Annello and Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura – dear friends now for 68 years, who helped each other survive deadly combat during the Korean War,
See full article at Look to the Stars »
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