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Alan Poul Inks Overall Deal With Endeavor Content, Joins ‘Tokyo Vice’ As Executive Producer

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Alan Poul Inks Overall Deal With Endeavor Content, Joins ‘Tokyo Vice’ As Executive Producer
Exclusive: Producer-director Alan Poul (HBO’s Six Feet Under) has signed an exclusive overall deal with Endeavor Content to develop and produce premium scripted content for the indie studio owned by Endeavor.

Under the pact, Poul has joined Endeavor Content’s upcoming HBO Max drama series Tokyo Vice as executive producer.

The deal stems from Poul’s current collaboration with Endeavor Content; he is executive producing and directed two episodes of Oscar winner Damien Chazelle’s upcoming Netflix series The Eddy, which the studio is producing.

“Alan is not only one of the greatest producers around, but he is also a highly talented filmmaker and his illustrious production expertise makes him an invaluable partner to work with on The Eddy and Tokyo Vice,” said Endeavor Content Svp Television Joe Hipps. “With his extensive background at HBO, he also has impeccable taste in creating ground-breaking, high-end series that resonates with audiences on a global scale,
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‘The Cotton Club Encore’ Trailer Previews Francis Ford Coppola’s New Restored Reworking

As Francis Ford Coppola continues to prep for his long-gestating sci-fi epic Megalopolis, the director has been looking back his career. After restoring Tucker: The Man and His Dream, he reworked and restored Apocalypse Now, and now he’s returning to his 1930s-set musical-meets-crime drama with The Cotton Club Encore. Following the inner workings of a Harlem jazz club, the film wasn’t a hit upon its 1984 release, but now Coppola has spent about a half a million of his own dime to restore the image and sound, as well as re-edit the project to include the originally-envisioned ending, new dance numbers, and more.

“I always felt that the movie got cut down; there was 25 or 30 minutes taken out and a lot of the black story got cut out. I found the Betamax of the original cut. I don’t think in the release version of The Cotton Club you
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Film News Roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Honored by Cinematographers

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Film News Roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Honored by Cinematographers
In today’s film news roundup, Patty Jenkins is honored, “Waves” will close the Hamptons Film Festival, Ellen Burstyn and Emma Thompson are cast, and “The Cotton Club” has been expanded.

Jenkins Honored

The International Cinematographers Guild will honor “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins with its inaugural Distinguished Filmmaker Award.

The award will be presented at the 2019 Emerging Cinematographer Awards on Oct. 6 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.

“The Distinguished Filmmaker Award was created to honor filmmakers who best understand the crucial role cinematographers play in capturing their vision, and who exemplify the best in that working collaboration,” said Lewis Rothenberg, national president. “Ms. Jenkins is truly a ground-breaking auteur widely known for appreciating the detailed contributions of her craft departments, and particularly her camera team. She is an incredible inspirational and educational role model for our emerging cinematographers.”

Hamptons Closing Film

The Hamptons International Film Festival has
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Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Cotton Club’ Is Returning to Theaters With Director’s Cut

Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Cotton Club’ Is Returning to Theaters With Director’s Cut
A new cut of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1984 crime drama “The Cotton Club” is set to hit theaters this fall following a bow at the 2019 New York Film Festival. “The Cotton Club” stars Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Gregory Hines, Bob Hoskins, Laurence Fishburne and Nicolas Cage and is set in 1930s Harlem at the legendary jazz venue from which it takes its name. For the initial release, Coppola bent to outside concerns that he edit the film to focus solely on Gere’s character Dixie Dwyer. The Director’s Cut will presumably hew closer to the filmmaker’s original intent, which was to focus just as much on the character played by Gregory Hines, a dancer named Delbert “Sandman” Williams.

The official synopsis for the re-release reads: “In this lavish, 1930s-era drama, Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide.
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First Trailer for 'Encore' Cut of Coppola's 1984 Film 'The Cotton Club'

"We're here!" Who's ready for another round at The Cotton Club? Lionsgate has debuted a new trailer for The Cotton Club Encore, which is the official title for a "new iteration" of Francis Ford Coppola's 1984 film The Cotton Club. With his team at American Zoetrope, Coppola set out to create an updated version that would more closely resemble the original intentions of the film. This new version, shown only at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival, features additional scenes such as an extended Gregory Hines & Maurice Hines tap performance, Lonette McKee's brilliant rendition of "Stormy Weather," the originally envisioned ending, and more. Set in the 1930s, the film centers around the The Cotton Club, a famous night club in Harlem. Starring Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, & Lonette McKee, with Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Allen Garfield, Laurence Fishburne, & Gwen Verdon. This new cut will play at the New
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Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Cotton Club Encore’ To Hit Theaters In Early October After NY Film Festival Screening

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Lionsgate will release Francis Ford Coppola’s recut of his 1984 film The Cotton Club in select theaters on Oct. 11, with a screening at the New York Film Festival prior on Oct. 5. The pic will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on Dec. 10 with exclusive new bonus material.

The pic which stars Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Gregory Hines, Bob Hoskins, Laurence Fishburne and Nicolas Cage is set against 1930s Harlem and the legendary Cotton Club which was a crossroads for entertainers and gangsters. When the film was released, it was seen as a crime drama centering around Gere’s Dixie Dwyer character, but Coppola meant for it to be a story of two main characters, one white and one black, navigating life in and around the Cotton Club with their families. The film was deemed too long during post production in 1984, with stakeholders forcing Coppola to minimize Hines’ character and lose many musical numbers.
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Sharon Case Looks Back at Her 25 Years on The Young & The Restless (Exclusive)

When Sharon Case first beguiled The Young & The Restless’ fans as the wholesome Sharon Collins in 1994, women across the country were wearing baby-doll dresses or oversized clothing, swooning over Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere’s fairy-tale romance and sighing as they thumbed through the pages of The Bridges Of Madison County. “It’s really hard to believe how much time has passed,” the blonde stunner said to Soaps In Depth. “I had hoped that the character of Sharon would stick around, but you never know what to expect out of life! Especially at that age, you don’t know what you’re doing or where things will be heading. Having hindsight on your life is always amazing. I cannot believe everything has gone so well. I’ve been lucky to be here all these years. It’s been a really, really great ride!” (Photo Credit: D. Guignebourg/jpistudios.com) Buckle up,
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Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ to close Tokyo International Film Festival

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ to close Tokyo International Film Festival
Masayuki Suo’s ’Talking The Pictures’ will receive a Gala Screening on October 31.

Tokyo International Film Festival has announced that Martin Scorsese’s Netflix-backed The Irishman will play as its closing film on November 5, while Masayuki Suo’s Talking The Pictures will receive a Gala Screening on October 31.

Scorsese’s epic story of organised crime in post-war America travels to Tokyo following its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 27 and a few other screenings in the Us and Europe. The film is also booked to play at the Hamptons Film Festival on October 11 and close
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Developing Teacher Dramedy at Apple

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Developing Teacher Dramedy at Apple
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is teaming with Apple.

The multihyphenate is set to star in, write and direct a dramedy about a teacher titled Mr. Corman for the tech giant's forthcoming Apple TV+ streaming platform. The show centers on the title character, who teaches in the San Fernando Valley while coming to grips with adulthood.

Apple declined comment.

The project comes to Apple on the heels of its scrapping of the revenge drama Bastards, starring Richard Gere, which was said to be too dark and at odds with the aspirational programming Apple wants to offer on its service, which is set to launch ...
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Apple Has Already Canceled the Richard Gere-Starring Dark Drama ‘Bastards’

Apple Has Already Canceled the Richard Gere-Starring Dark Drama ‘Bastards’
Apple TV+ hasn’t launched yet, but it’s already had its first casualty. Bastards, an eight-episode dark drama set to star Richard Gere, has been canceled by Apple, making the project its first Apple TV+ cancellation. But judging by insane premise, which is based on a dark Israeli drama, that may be for the best. The Hollywood Reporter […]

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Fanatic Feed: Watchmen Premiere Date, Empire Gets 4 Series Regulars, and More!

Here is a wrap-up of all the news you need to know from Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

HBO has finally set a premiere date for its adaptation of Watchmen.

The long-in-the-works superhero drama will hit the air Sunday, October 20 at 9/8c, just one week after Succession Season 2 wraps.

HBO’s adaptation is “set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws.”

The limited series promises to embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Related: Lauren Graham Sets TV Return

The cast includes Jean Smart (as Agent Blake) and Jeremy Irons (Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias) Don Johnson, Regina King, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon.

If you missed the recent comic-con trailer, then we've included it for you below!
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Bastards: Cancelled; Apple Drops Plans for Richard Gere Drama Series

It looks like Richard Gere isn't coming to Apple after all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the tech company has dropped plans for their upcoming TV show, Bastards.

The drama series "was set to star Gere as one of two elderly Vietnam veterans and best friends who find their monotonous lives upended when a woman they both loved 50 years ago is killed by a car."

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Richard Gere Drama Series ‘Bastards’ Not Going Forward At Apple

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Updated: Apple will not be proceeding with its planned eight-episode drama series Bastards, starring Richard Gere based on the Israeli format Nevelot. The project, from Howard Gordon and Warren Leight, hails from Fox 21 Television Studios, Gordon’s 20th TV-based Teakwood Lane Productions and Keshet Studios.

I hear the decision was made several months ago, and Fox 21 had shopped the project to other networks.

The series, about two Army vets going on a killing spree to avenge the death of a loved one, had been an outlier at Apple from the get-go, considered darker in tone and edgier in subject matter than most of the rest of the streamer’s slate.

For a couple of years now, there had been talk about Apple’s family-oriented global brand and how its original scripted programming foray would fit into it. Disney had been open about only putting family-friendly fare on Disney+.
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Apple Sours on Dark, Vigilantism-Themed Richard Gere Drama

Apple Sours on Dark, Vigilantism-Themed Richard Gere Drama
Apple TV+ is now minus one Richard Gere.

Nine months after giving a straight-to-series order to Bastards, which was to star the movie star as a Vietnam vet who develops a hankering for vigilante justice, Apple TV+ has scrapped its plans for the drama, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

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Based on the Israeli series Nevelot, Bastards was to follow “two
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Richard Gere Drama Series ‘Bastards’ Scrapped by Apple

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Richard Gere Drama Series ‘Bastards’ Scrapped by Apple
Richard Gere drama series “Bastards” has been scrapped by Apple, a person with knowledge of the plans confirmed for TheWrap.

Written by Howard Gordon and executive produced by Warren Leight, the planned adaptation of Israeli drama “Nevelot” followed two elderly Vietnam vets and best friends who find their monotonous lives upended when a woman they both loved 50 years ago is killed by a car. Their lifelong regrets and secrets collide with their resentment of today’s self-absorbed millennials, and an act of self-defense snowballs into a tragic series of events.

Gere was attached to star in and executive produce the eight-episode series alongside Gordon, Leight, original series creator Dror Sabo, Lee Yardeni, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Rachel Kaplan, Peter Traugott, Yoram Mokady and Mirit Toovi.

Based on the novel from Yoram Kaniuk,
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Richard Gere Drama Series ‘Bastards’ Not Moving Forward at Apple

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Apple will not proceed with the Richard Gere-led drama series “Bastards,” Variety has confirmed.

The project was ordered straight-to-series last year and was based on the Israeli series “Nevelot.” Gere was set to star in one of the two lead roles, with Howard Gordon and Warren Leight set to write and serve as showrunners.

Gere would have starred as one of two elderly Vietnam vets and best friends who find their monotonous lives upended when a woman they both loved fifty years ago is killed by a car. According to sources, creative differences between Apple, Gordon, and Leight led to the nascent streamer releasing the project and paying out a large financial penalty to the producers.

Apple had previously scrapped the scripted project “Vital Signs” from Dr. Dre, but that was prior to the arrival of current worldwide video heads Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg. There is still
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Apple Scraps Richard Gere Drama 'Bastards' (Exclusive)

Apple has its first, well, bad apple.

Bastards, the eight-episode project starring Richard Gere and based on the dark Israeli drama, will not move forward at the iPhone maker's forthcoming streaming service.

Picked up straight to series late last year, Bastards was set to star Gere as one of two elderly Vietnam veterans and best friends who find their monotonous lives upended when a woman they both loved 50 years ago is killed by a car. Their lifelong regrets and secrets collide with their resentment of today's self-absorbed millennials, and the duo then go on a shooting spree.

Multiple sources ...
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Richard Gere movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Chicago,’ ‘Pretty Woman,’ ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’

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Richard Gere movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Chicago,’ ‘Pretty Woman,’ ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’
Richard Gere celebrates his 70th birthday on August 31, 2019. Whether in romantic comedies, legal dramas, action thrillers or musicals, he’s been pretty durable as a leading man in a career spanning over 40 years. But how many of his titles remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1949, Gere kicked off his movie career with a memorable supporting turn in Richard Brooks‘ “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” (1977), followed by a leading role in Terrence Malick‘s “Days of Heaven” (1978). He became a sex symbol with Paul Schrader‘s “American Gigolo” (1982) and a romantic idol with Taylor Hackford‘s “An Officer and a Gentleman” (1982), which earned him a Golden Globe nomination as Best Drama Actor.

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Despite his box office bravura, Gere has never competed at the Oscars.
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Richard Gere movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Richard Gere movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best
Richard Gere celebrates his 70th birthday on August 31, 2019. Whether in romantic comedies, legal dramas, action thrillers or musicals, he’s been pretty durable as a leading man in a career spanning over 40 years. But how many of his titles remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1949, Gere kicked off his movie career with a memorable supporting turn in Richard Brooks‘ “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” (1977), followed by a leading role in Terrence Malick‘s “Days of Heaven” (1978). He became a sex symbol with Paul Schrader‘s “American Gigolo” (1982) and a romantic idol with Taylor Hackford‘s “An Officer and a Gentleman” (1982), which earned him a Golden Globe nomination as Best Drama Actor.

Despite his box office bravura, Gere has never competed at the Oscars. Perhaps the closest he ever came was with his leading
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Nyff reveals special events line-up by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2019-08-24 17:44:10

A Special Event sneak preview and Q&a with Joaquin Phoenix and Joker director Todd Phillips Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Film at Lincoln Center has announced Special Events for the 57th New York Film Festival, including a Screenwriting Master Class with Olivier Assayas, presented by Warby Parker, Martin Scorsese (The Irishman) and Pedro Almodóvar (Pain And Glory with Antonio Banderas) in On Cinema talks with Kent Jones, and Directors Dialogues from Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) and Mati Diop (Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story).

Snowpiercer and Parasite director Bong Joon-ho will do a Directors Dialogue Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Joker with Joaquin Phoenix and director Todd Phillips in a Q&a, a free screening and panel discussion on Roee Messinger's American Trial: The Eric Garner Story, and Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club Encore "for which the director recovered lost negatives to bring the film back to its original length and luster,
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