Having just completed his latest project, Silence, Martin Scorsese is getting back to work on his next, highly anticipated project that will reunite him with Leonardo DiCaprio. The Oscar-winner purchased the rights to Erik Larson’s book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America back in 2010. Due to scheduling issues between the two film veterans, however, production has been delayed. Now that Silence is finished, Scorsese is ready to get production on this new film underway. As of now, a script is still in the works, but may require more extensive work and research. Continue reading →
H.H. Holmes, electrical appliances, Hershey’s Mile Chocolate, and the world’s first Ferris Wheel (pictured above) were some of the highlights of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Goodfellas) will once again be teaming up with his Wolf of Wall Street and The Departed star Leonardo DiCaprio for an upcoming adaptation of author Erik Larson‘s The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. The book tells the story of “America’s first serial killer,” H.H. Holmes, who during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair is believed to be responsible for the murders of at least 27 people. Holmes was hanged in 1896 for his crimes of building a hotel (now famously known as The Murder Castle) in which he would prey and torture his ‘guests’ before finally killing them, all the while disguising himself as a doctor. Although he confessed to 27 murders, the actual total is believed to be in the hundreds. During his trial, Holmes stated that he could not help his position in life as a serial killer, and that the “Evil One” was present at the bedside when he was born and stuck with and influenced him for the rest of his life. DiCaprio actually acquired the rights to the book/film six years ago, and since then production has been on hold until a solid director and writer could come onboard to fully adapt the project. Screenwriter Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips) is expected to adapt the book for the big screen. Stay tuned for further news updates!
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in The Temple of Doom (1984).
Although nothing has been set in stone, producer Kathleen Kennedy (Back to the Future, Jurassic Park) has confirmed through Vanity Fair that another Indiana Jones movie will eventually be in development at Walt Disney Pictures/Lucasfilm. Kennedy noted in the interview that she is not quite sure when the film will get underway, and said that a script hasn’t even been drafted yet, but it has definitely been on the discussion board. While this doesn’t necessarily come as surprising news, it will be so much worse if they decide to keep the story-line going from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with Harrison Ford (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Clear and Present Danger) and Shia LaBeouf (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Fury). Rumors of a series reboot with a new leading actor such as Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, American Hustle) or Chris Pratt (Parks & Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy) as Indiana Jones sounds much more promising, but with so much still up in the air in terms of production we’ll have to wait and see when a script is finally underway. Stay tuned.
The new comedy from comedic writer/director Chris Rock will be opening in theaters on December 12th and critics are hailing the film as “Chris Rock’s ‘Annie Hall’,” (Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair Magazine). With an all-star cast that includes Adam Sandler (Happy Gilmore, Grown-Ups), Rosario Dawson (Men In Black 3, Sin City), Kevin Hart (This Is The End, Think Like A Man), Gabrielle Union (Bad Boys 2, Cadillac Records), Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act, Ghost), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, Cop Out), and Cedric The Entertainer (The Steve Harvey Show, Barbershop), the film follows a comedian trying to break into a serious acting career by taking advantage of his reality-TV-star fiancee’s idea to broadcast their wedding on live television. Watch the trailer here on MADE, then go check it out on December 12th.
With The Wolf of Wall Street already earning five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Martin Scorsese), and Best Actor and Supporting Actor nominations for Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio, the cast and crew are definitely enjoying their success. While they wait for the upcoming Oscar ceremony, Hill and DiCaprio are already looking ahead to future projects, and one of them has them reuniting for another biopic drama. The Ballad of Richard Jewell, originally an article featured in Vanity Fair, follows a security guard at the 1996 summer Olympics who was suspected of being involved in the plot after reporting the backpack that contained the bomb. The article was recently purchased by Twentieth Century Fox and will be produced for the big screen by DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, and Kevin Misher under Appian Way Productions. While Hill and DiCaprio are both currently attached to the project, there are no reports of a director or screenwriter being involved at this time.
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Minnesota’s annual State Fair is right around the corner and by the looks of the musical line up and the new foods; it’s going to continue the great tradition that is the Minnesota State Fair. For those that don’t know, Minnesota’s state fair is far from the average; sitting right behind Texas at 3rd on the top 50 Fairs List. Every year you’re sure to find one of your favorite artists performing or a crazy food (usually on a stick) that you’ve never even heard of. This year the Grandstand will be hosting music from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Chance The Rapper, Talib Kweli, Tim McGraw, P.O.S, The Chalice and even comedy from the likes of Kevin Nealon & Dennis Miller. If that wasn’t enough, some of the confirmed new foods that will be featured include bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp on a stick, grilled glazed donuts, porketta pig wings, bbq tacos, candied bacon cannolis and Hawaiian Dogs just to name a few. The fair is definitely one of, if not Minnesota’s biggest event and is always a good time for all ages whether you’re there to ride rides, eat, drink or all of the above. For more information on Park & Rides, Parking, and full food and music line ups click the link below and check out the official website.