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Kathryn Bigelow
« on: August 10, 2009, 12:34:30 AM »
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Bigelow, Boal reteam for 'Frontier'
'Hurt Locker' duo set for Paramount pic
Source: Variety

Paramount is reteaming "The Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal on action-adventure "Triple Frontier," with Charles Roven, Alex Gartner and Steve Alexander producing through their Atlas Entertainment banner.

"Triple Frontier" is described as a high-stakes ensemble project. Boal and Bigelow, who will both exec produce, sold the original idea together; the logline is being kept under wraps.

Boal's writing the script, set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge -- making "la triple frontera" difficult to monitor and a haven for organized crime.

"The Hurt Locker" has turned in a solid box office performance since Summit released the Iraq war thriller, grossing $9 million in seven weeks of limited release.

Boal wrote the "Locker" screenplay after spending several weeks embedded with an Army bomb squad, and Bigelow shot the film in Vancouver and Jordan and set it in 2004 Baghdad.

Roven, who produced "The Dark Knight," told Daily Variety he's hoping to begin production on "Triple Frontier" next year. He's in post-production on historical drama "Season of the Witch" and is producing "Warcraft" with Sam Raimi for Warner Bros. and retirement community comedy "Winter's Discontent" with Larry Charles directing for Columbia.

Warner Bros. set Jose Padilha last year to direct "A Willing Patriot," a terrorism-themed action thriller also set in the notorious border area.
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Re: Kathryn Bigelow
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 09:08:59 PM »
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Kathryn Bigelow to direct HBO pilot
'Hurt Locker' helmer boards 'Miraculous Year'
Source: Variety
 
Oscar-nommed helmer Kathryn Bigelow has signed on to direct the HBO pilot "The Miraculous Year."

John Logan is the writer, exec producer and creator of "Year," which centers on a charismatic, self-destructive Broadway composer and his family in New York.

Project reps the first major project from Bigelow since her Academy Award-nominated work as director of "The Hurt Locker."

Bigelow is exec producing the pilot but not attached beyond that. Bigelow is close friends with Logan, which led to her involvement on "Miraculous Year."

Lydia Pilcher is also attached as an EP.

Next up for Logan, his new play "Red," starring Alfred Molina, opens on Broadway's John Golden Theatre on April 1.
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Re: Kathryn Bigelow
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 12:51:23 AM »
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Johnny Depp In 'Triple Frontier' Talks With Paramount Pictures And Kathryn Bigelow
By MIKE FLEMING; Deadline Hollywood
 
EXCLUSIVE: Director Kathryn Bigelow is courting Johnny Depp to star with Tom Hanks in Triple Frontier, the drama that she will direct in February for Paramount Pictures. The picture, set in the organized crime haven that exists in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, has five main roles, but I’m told there are two major leads in the drama scripted by Mark Boal, Bigelow’s accomplice on the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker. Depp likes the role -- and the idea of teaming with Hanks -- but his participation is subject to working out scheduling issues. Depp is preparing to start work also in February as Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows for Warner Bros and director Tim Burton, who has a script he likes from Seth Grahame-Smith, whose book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter just got set up at Fox (with Burton producing). Depp's production company is producing Dark Shadows with Graham King, so this pic is a priority. But Triple Frontier is shaping up to be a hot-button prestige project and everyone will try over the next two weeks to make it possible for him to do both. Boal and Bigelow are producing with Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven. Depp is repped by UTA's Tracey Jacobs.
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Re: Kathryn Bigelow
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 07:40:16 AM »
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Hanks hasn't appeared in a good movie in 8 years and Depp in about 7.  They'll both be eligible soon unless this movie is any good.
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Re: Kathryn Bigelow
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 02:05:34 PM »
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How Will Osama Bin Laden Death Impact Kathryn Bigelow's 'Kill Bin Laden' Movie?
Just as the Oscar-winning director and her screenwriting collaborator Mark Boal have been meeting with actors for an Osama Bin Laden assassination project, Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a Pakistani compound.
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Somebody get Kathryn Bigelow a rewrite! Just as the Oscar-winning director and her screenwriting collaborator Mark Boal have been meeting with actors for an Osama Bin Laden assassination project, Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a Pakistani compound. How this will impact the project is yet to be seen. Bigelow and Boal, the director and writer of 2009 best picture winner The Hurt Locker, are working on an action thriller tentatively titled Kill Bin Laden. The movie is to be based on a failed Black Ops mission by the US military to capture the Al-Qaida leader. Michael Fassbender was one of the actors in contention to star, but he is no longer in the running. Joel Edgerton is the latest to be circling, and sources say he is likely to attach himself now that his association with Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman seems to have waned. (Edgerton was until about a week ago a strong contender to play the Huntsman, a role Viggo Mortensen was once interested in playing.) But now that Bin Laden has been killed, what happens to the Kill Bin Laden project? The real-world development could impact the project in several possible ways: The movie could stay more or less the same, gaining momentum as Sunday’s events give its subject matter added weight, context and timeliness. Or perhaps the project will do a 180-degree turn, with a new story line and focus. We can't imagine the events surrounding Bin Laden's ultimate killing not being incorporated into the script in some fashion. Or, of course, Bigelow could lose interest in the subject matter altogether, especially given all the other Bin Laden projects that will likely be fast-tracked to capitalize on the intense worldwide interest in this subject. Paramount in 2006 optioned Jawbreaker, a book written by intelligence operative Gary Bernsten, about a 2001 hunt for Bin Laden during the opening stages of the war in Afghanistan. The next few weeks will likely see a ton of new Bin Laden projects, especially as the details of the U.S. mission to kill him become known. We hear Bigelow and Boal are digesting the news and will spend the week figuring out their next move. We can be sure that Boal will be using his extensive intelligence connections to get the inside dope on the mission. And if they move forward, the final film will no doubt be authentic and timely.
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Re: Kathryn Bigelow
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014, 12:40:07 AM »
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Tom Hardy To Star In Kathryn Bigelow’s Post-9/11 Tale ‘The True American’
BY THE DEADLINE TEAM

The Oscar-winning director will helm an adaptation of The True American starring Tom Hardy. Anand Giridharadas wrote the newly published nonfiction book, which is set in Texas in the days following the September 11 attacks. Self-styled “Arab slayer” Mark Stroman murdered two immigrants, but a third man survived being shot in the head during the spree: Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran, who was working at a Dallas-area convenience store as he established himself in America and  worked to have his attacker spared from execution. Annapurna’s Megan Ellison, who worked with Kathryn Bigelow on Best Picture Oscar nominee Zero Dark Thirty, acquired rights to the book and will produce, with Matthew Budman exec producing. W.W. Norton & Company published The True American: Murder And Mercy In Texas last week.

Hardy most recently starred in Locke and The Dark Knight Rises and has a number of projects in the works including Child 44, Mad Max: Fury Road, Splinter Cell and Elton John biopic Rocket Man. True American will be Bigelow’s first film since earning an Oscar nom for helming Zero Dark Thirty. She won for 2008′s The Hurt Locker.
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