Two scripts written by aspiring filmmakers currently in high school and working with the Ghetto Film School were read live by professional actors such as Julianna Margulies and Lorraine Bracco.
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There’s something funnier about physical gag comedy. Almost all comedies these days are full of conversational humor, full of jokes that characters retort back to one another in an effort to make those comedies all the more hilarious. And then there’s Edgar Wright’s films, like Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and more. If there’s only one thing that could be said about those films, it’s that they use physical humor to make you laugh and possibly choke on that popcorn.
That choking is exactly why we’re excited for Baby Driver, a new film he wrote and directed, starring Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Ansel Elgort, and Jamie Foxx. The film revolves around a crime boss who forces a getaway driver to work for him as one of his employees is a trigger-happy cop killer. Spacey will play the crime lord who has worked his way up to earn that name, while Hamm will play the bank robber who kills cops, and Elgort will play the young getaway driver. Lily James will also play a waitress who acts as the love interest for Elgort, all the while Foxx is signed onto the project but his role is unknown at the current moment.
The film is set to come out March 17, 2017, however, so we’ll have a while to wait before it comes out.
Nope, not the two part 1987 film, but a new biopic following the key players of the Ponzi scheme. The Billionaires Boys Club (or shortened to BBC) was an investment club started by Joseph Henry Gamsky, aka, Joe Hunt, in which BBC was originally the restaurant that Hunt dined at, the Bombay Bicycle Club. The club ended up getting the name after Hunt attracted sons from rich families after graduating from the Harvard School for Boys, and it soon turned into a Ponzi scheme where Hunt murdered two people after a con man, Ron Levin, gets involved with the scheme.
Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort, Emma Roberts, and Taron Egerton are all set to star in the newest version of Billionaires Boys Club, with Spacey portraying Ron Levin, Elgort playing Joe Hunt, Roberts playing Hunt’s love interest Sydney, and Egerton playing Dean Karny, a tennis professional who was also involved in the entire Ponzi scheme. James Cox, who previously directed Wonderland, is set to direct the script he also co-wrote with Captain Mauzner (who also worked on Wonderland).
The film will be produced by Holly Wiersma, Cassian Elwes, Tim Zajaros, and Chris Lemole, with Lemole and Zajaros acting as executive producers. Also executive producing include Crystal Lourd, Jere Hausfater, and Logan Levy, while the film is being financed by Armory Films.
Oh what a night!