Ben Affleck and George Clooney are hoping to take home a few awards for their upcoming coming-of-age drama, The Tender Bar.
George Clooney directed the film, which is based on the coming-of-age story of the same name from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist J.R. Moehringer.
The 2005 memoir centers on Moehringer (played by Daniel Ranieri as a child and Tye Sheridan as a young adult), who finds a father figure in his bartender uncle and the patrons of his bar, who take him to the beach, to ballgames and ultimately inside their inner circle.
Affleck stars as the loving uncle. Additionally, the film features performances from Lily Rabe, Tye Sheridan and Christopher Lloyd, who is 82-years-old, if you can believe that!
The early reviews for this movie have been stuck in the middle. No one seems to hate it, but no one has truly expressed love for it either.
Honestly, I think the trailer looks pretty good, but we’ll see how the whole film plays out. It’ll hit select theaters on December 17 before going wide on December 22.
It looks like Ben Affleck is giving this Batman thing one more shot. It was just announced that he plans to put on the cape one more time in Ezra Miller’s The Flash for Warner Bros.
The director of the project, Andy Muschietti revealed the exciting news in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. He said Affleck got the script last week and has already agreed to join the project.
His Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong, which is his masculinity—because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline —but he’s also very vulnerable. He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance.
As some of you may remember, Affleck’s time as Batman has been a bit chaotic. He played Batman in the 2016 ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ film. He gave the character everything he had, only to see the movie slammed by critics.
Things after that became even more complicated…
Affleck had been planning to direct and star in a standalone Batman film for Warner Bros., but stepped down from helming in 2017, handing over that job to Matt Reeves. He decided early last year not to star in the movie, with the role going to Robert Pattinson. Affleck has admitted that he stepped away from the movie due to a drinking problem.
But now that he’s received more help for his drinking problem, and appears to be in a good mental space right now, I guess he feels like he can handle the responsibility. He probably wants redemption.
The Flash is scheduled to hit theaters in June, 2022.
Another day, another trailer release from Netflix. ‘Mudbound‘ director Dee Rees has teamed up with the streaming giant once again, this time for a political thriller titled, The Last Thing He Wanted.
This movie has a pretty impressive cast, including Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck and Willem Dafoe…
Based on the Joan Didion novel of the same name, The Last Thing He Wanted stars Anne Hathaway as a single mother and hardened journalist investigating Contra activity in Central America, far away from home, where she faces frustrations over censorship, struggles with her ailing father (Willen Dafoe) (who turns out to be a key player in the story she’s trying to break,) and winds up inheriting his position as an arms dealer.
There is a lot going on there, but we’re sure it all adds up. The thriller is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. It’ll then be released on Netflix, February 21, 2020.
With a talented filmmaker and wonderful cast, we have high hopes for this film. Check out the trailer below…
I think the last ‘erotic thriller’ I watched was ‘Wild Things‘ and I watched that A LOT when I was a teenager, specifically that one scene. You know what scene. Don’t act like you don’t know.
Beyond that, I don’t have much knowledge in the erotic thriller space, but there appears to be a new one brewing in Hollywood.
According to multiple reports, Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas are in talks to star in the erotic thriller, Deep Water. Filmmaker Adrian Lyne is set to direct this project.
Based on a 1957 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. The story follows a small-town couple in a loveless marriage in which the wife is allowed to take lovers as long as she does not desert the family. However, complications arise when the husband takes credit for the unsolved murder of one of the former lovers.
Sounds pretty interesting to me. I’m sold. If Affleck and Armas agree to a deal, filming could start as soon as November.
No word on a potential release date, but if filming does begin in November, you have to imagine the film could be released Fall 2020.
Were you wondering who was going to replace Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Batman flick from Warner Bros.? Wonder no more.
Director Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. have apparently agreed to hire Robert Pattinson as the next Batman. It’s a bit of a surprising move and if the deal goes through, Pattinson will be the youngest actor to ever play the superhero at just 33-years-old.
That being said, Pattinson is not your typical 33-year-old actor. He has completely reinvented himself after shooting to worldwide fame thanks to the ‘Twilight‘ franchise.
He has focused on mainly indie flicks lately and has proven himself to be a superb actor.That being said, Affleck is also a great actor and his turn at Batman didn’t quite go as planned.
Filming on this new Batman movie will reportedly start in late 2019 or early 2020.
Last we heard, it’s expected to hit theaters June 25, 2021. I know this news hasn’t been confirmed, but I can’t stop myself from getting excited. I’m really pumped to see what Pattinson can bring to the table.
We were all so excited when we learned Ben Affleck would be joining the Batman franchise. Everyone thought he’d make a wonderful Bruce Wayne, but when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came out, critics slammed the movie. It got a super low 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
It was a huge kick to the gut for Affleck. He put everything he had into the role, and while most people agreed he was one of the better parts of the movie, he took the poor reviews to heart.
He tried to bounce back from it. It was announced a few months later that he was going to star in and direct the next Batman movie, but that quickly fell apart. It was revealed he would be stepping down as the director, but would remain as Batman.
But now, even that won’t happen. Ben Affleck is done with the character. He confirmed all the rumors during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“I tried to direct a version of [Batman], [I] worked with a really good screenwriter, but kinda just couldn’t come up with a version. Couldn’t crack it. I thought it was time for someone else to take a shot at it. And they’ve got some really good people.”
It was announced a week or two ago that filmmaker Matt Reeves will be taking the lead on ‘The Batman,’ which is set to be released in 2021.
After a 40-day stay in rehab for alcohol addiction, Ben Affleck is returning to work, and he’s playing a role he knows quite well.
According to multiple reports, he’s shooting a new movie titled ‘Torrance,’ which is about former basketball star who is struggling with addiction while trying to redeem himself by coaching a high school basketball team.
‘True Blood’ actress Janina Gavankar will play his ex-wife who still cares deeply for him, so I guess this is a mix of Affleck’s life and Lamar Odom’s.
Now we know why Affleck was working out so much in rehab. We thought he might be replacing working out with drinking, but I guess he was just trying to get in shape for this movie. He’s pretty beefed up at the moment.
Earlier this month, Affleck thanked his friends and family for supporting him during his battle with alcohol…
“The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say. It’s given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others. Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family.”
If you follow our sister site, TVST, then you probably saw a story earlier this week featuring the McDonald’s monopoly game. If you missed the insane story, click on this link to read all about it. Trust me, it’s worth it.
We’ll give you the short version here. Basically, an ex-cop rigged the game for 12 years, making shady deals with mobsters, strip club owners, psychics and even a family of Mormons. In total, he and his circle of scammers claimed more than $24 million in cash and prizes.
I said at the end of the article that it should probably be made into a movie one day, and it looks like Hollywood agrees. Days after the story was posted, several producers and studios started bidding on the rights. According to multiple sources, there was a pretty crazy bidding war going on.
And it looks like Fox came out on top. According to the reports, they are set to secure the rights with Ben Affleck attached to direct and Matt Damon set to star. ‘Deadpool‘ writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will reportedly write the script.
They’re moving fast with this project, and that’s a good thing because it’s hot right now. No word on a release date, but we will keep you posted.
You may not know Gavin O’Connor by name, but chances are, you’ve seen one of his movies. He directed The Accountant, Pride and Glory, Miracle and Warrior. Both Warrior and Miracle are sports films, and they were both great. Two of the better sports movies in recent memory.
And that’s why we’re excited to hear he’s planning on directing another sports drama titled ‘The Has-Been,’ starring Ben Affleck.
“It centers on a former basketball all-star, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction. He attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a disparate ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.”
Sounds a little similar to the 2001 baseball film Hardball. I know a lot of people disliked that movie, but I enjoyed it. Although, that might be because I love all movies about baseball.
While the plot of this film might sound a bit cheesy, we have faith in the project because O’Connor has shown he knows how to direct a sports drama. And we all know Affleck is a ridiculously talented actor, so it’s off to a good start.
No word on when production might begin. We will keep you posted.
On the list of movies that were likely to get a sequel, 2016’s The Accountant starring Ben Affleck was not at the top. The film performed moderately well at the box office. It brought in over $150 million worldwide against a budget of $44 million, so it made the studio some money.
And that was apparently enough for Warner Bros. to say “hell yeah!” to a sequel. The studio is developing the sequel, and they’re already talking to Affleck about returning. They’re also in talks with the original writer (Bill Dubuque) and the original director, Gavin O’Connor.
If you didn’t see the first movie, it followed “a highly functioning autistic man who worked as an accountant for criminal organizations. When the Treasury Department starts to follow his activities, he uses his background as an assassin to protect himself and others. ”
The film received mixed reviews from critics, but from the audience at home? It was a huge hit, which is probably why the studio feels so strongly about a sequel.
“All those deals are being worked out right now. I’m told they will then work out the beats of the story, which likely will include Jon Bernthal, whose character asserted himself at the conclusion of the first film.”
We’ll keep you posted as more information is released. For now, check out the trailer for the original film below…