October 24, 2012 | Posted by Lindsey Young
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Renner will star opposite Al Pacino in the dramedy “Imagine.” The film tells the story of an aging 1970s rocker (Pacino) who discovers an undelivered letter written to him in his younger days penned by none-other than John Lennon. After he receives this letter, he makes the attempt to straighten out his life and give up his “hard-living ways”. This road leads him to reconnect with the son (played by Renner) he’s neglected to get to know. The film title, of course, is taken from the iconic ballad written and produced by Lennon.
“Imagine” is scheduled to begin production in Spring of 2013. The film marks the directorial debut of writer Dan Fogelman and will also star Julianne Moore as the owner of a New Jersey hotel where Pacino’s character checks in.
Renner just finished up filming in New York for James Gray‘s “Low Life” and will next be seen opposite Gemma Arterton in “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” which hits theatres on January 25th, 2013.
March 1, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
“Odd Thomas” star Addison Timlin is joining the amazing cast of Lionsgate action-comedy “Stand Up Guys”, according to Variety. Oscar winners and screen legends Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin star in the film that was working under the title “Old Timers.”
Fisher Stevens will direct the film written by Noah Haidle, about two aging former hitmen who “decide to spend one last night of debauchery together before one has to kill the other.” Timlin has landed one of two pivotal female roles as Walken’s granddaugher. Filming is set to begin next month in Los Angeles.
Timlin, adept at balancing both TV and movie roles, beat out the likes of Emma Roberts and Kat Dennings for the female lead in Stephen Sommers’ adaptation of Dean Koontz’s “Odd Thomas” opposite Anton Yelchin and received much critical acclaim for her role as David Duchovny’s love interest on the last season of Showtime series “Californiacation.” She also completed a supporting role opposite Justin Long in indie comedy “Lumpy” and has landed the lead role in ABC pilot “Zero Hour.”
November 23, 2010 | Posted by Linda Ge
Gael Garcia Bernal will star as five-time world boxing champion Roberto Duran in “Hands of Stone”. Al Pacino is also circling the role of Duran’s trainer Ray Arcel. Duran debuted on the boxing circuit in 1968 at the age of 16, and after defeating Sugar Ray Leonard, famously said “no mas” during the rematch in November 1980.
“The infamous ‘no mas’ fight is the biggest enigma in the history of boxing. This movie will answer that enigma,” director Jonathan Jakubowicz tells Variety. “Hands of Stone”, named for Duran’s nickname, will shoot mainly in English in Duran’s hometown of Panama and New York next spring.
Bernal was most recently seen in “Letters to Juliet” and will next star opposite Kate Hudson in “A Little Bit of Heaven” while continuing to mix up his repertoire with both English and Spanish movies.