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Argo was a tough film to promote

Argo was a tough film to promote

Dec 24 2012, 10:10am CST | by

Grant Heslov admits 'Argo' was a ''tricky'' film to market. The producer says he wasn't sure how bosses could promote the film - which stars Ben Affleck and tells the story of the 1980 joint CIA-...

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Argo was a tough film to promote

Dec 24 2012, 10:10am CST | by

Grant Heslov admits 'Argo' was a ''tricky'' film to market.

The producer says he wasn't sure how bosses could promote the film - which stars Ben Affleck and tells the story of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran - because it doesn't fall into one category and has a strange-sounding title.

He said: ''It's got an odd title, and it's a very hard film to sell. On one hand, it's a real nail-biter thriller and on the other hand, there's a lot of comedic moments in it, but it's not a comedy. If you sell it as a comedy, people are going to be disappointed. So it was tricky, but the studio did a great job. We're really happy with what they did with it.''

Grant produced the film with George Clooney and says they had been wanting to make it for over five years.

He told deadline.com: ''We found it about five years ago, and we developed it, and it was one of a few films that we had that we felt were ready to go. But George (Clooney) and I just hadn't had time to get it made or figure out what we were going to do with it. When we were shooting The Ides of March, we heard that Ben (Affleck) was interested, so we got together with him, and that's how that ball started rolling.''

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Comic-Con 2014: Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman v Superman’ Cowl & Cape Revealed

Jul 24 2014 3:33am CDT | Source: Screen Rant

Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets With Actor Ben Affleck
It’s that time of year again when San Diego Comic-Con takes over every corner of the Internet. In the next few days, there’s going to be a huge number of announcements regarding TV shows and major movie blockbusters. And one of the biggest projects – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – is expected to make some sort of appearance in Hall H on Saturday night.While we’ve already seen Ben Affleck in his Batm ...
Source: Screen Rant   Full article at: Screen Rant
 

 
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Ben Affleck’s Batsuit From ‘Batman v Superman’ Revealed [Comic-Con 2014]

Jul 23 2014 10:54pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets With Actor Ben Affleck
Batman has gone through many different looks over the years, and he’s about to get one more in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Today, we got a good close-up look at the latest version of his Batsuit thanks to San Diego Comic-Con. Check out some photos after the jump. DC Entertainment displayed the new Batman costume, which will be worn by Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, on the Comic-Con exhibition floor. To clarify ...
Source: Slash Film   Full article at: Slash Film
 

 
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2 days ago

Ben Affleck vs...The Batsuit? More Problems for Batman v Superman

Jul 21 2014 7:34am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets With Actor Ben Affleck
We've been pretty fortunate of late when it comes to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice news. There's been a whole lot more in the way of awesome costume first looks than disappointing injury news (we're looking at you, Harrison Ford). Plus, with Comic-Con on the very immediate horizon, we're likely to be on the receiving end of even more (hopefully Wonder Woman costume-shaped) DC awesomeness very, very soon.Sometimes, though, bright clouds come with a dark, painful ...
Source: movie pilot   Full article at: movie pilot
 

 
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1 week ago

David Fincher’s GONE GIRL to Open the New York Film Festival

Jul 16 2014 7:11pm CDT | Source: Collider

Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets With Actor Ben Affleck
Director David Fincher’s next film has secured a prime awards debut.  Variety reports that Gone Girl has been selected to open this year’s New York Film Festival—a prestigious honor that usually coincides with the kick-off of an Oscar campaign.  Fincher’s dramatic thriller is an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name and stars Ben Affleck as a man who becomes the prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance.  Fincher has some good experience with NYFF, as hi ...
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2 weeks ago

New Gone Girl posters arrive online

Jul 7 2014 12:44am CDT | Source: Total Film

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Four new teaser posters for Gone Girl have arrived online, featuring various pieces of evidence relating to the disappearance of Rosamund Pike’s character, Amy Dunne. Adapted from the novel by Gillian Flynn, the film will follow Ben Affleck’s protagonist, Nick Dunne, who reports his wife missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. However, when holes start to appear in his story, and the marriage he describes begins to sound less and less idyllic, Dunne finds himsel ...
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"Arrow" Gets New Vertigo, No 'Dawn' Cameo

Jul 4 2014 11:07am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

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Whilst Marvel is pursuing an interconnected screen universe across film and television, DC isn't doing the same - opting for a shared cinematic universe but allowing separate adaptations of its comic titles for the small screen (aside from the "Arrow"/"Flash" linkage). The upside of this approach is that the shows aren't hampered in the way something like "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is. The likes of "Gotham," "Constantine" and ...
Source: Dark Horizons   Full article at: Dark Horizons
 

 
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4 weeks ago

Ben Affleck's Solo 'Batman' Movie Rumored For 2019

Jun 19 2014 1:29pm CDT | Source: screen crave

Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets With Actor Ben Affleck
There are a lot of rumors circling Warner Bros.’ DC release date schedule. Not only do we have Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League coming, but rumor has it that the studio also plans to release standalone movies for Shazam!, Sandman, Wonder Woman, and a Flash/Green Lantern team up before 2018. But what about Batman? Well, Latino Review reports that WB is looking to 2019 for a solo Batman ...
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5 weeks ago

Why is Bat-Fleck Not in the Current Crop of DC Films?

Jun 17 2014 12:14pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets With Actor Ben Affleck
Last week came the unofficial slate of DC movies that will take us into 2018. While some of the choices were pretty obvious, there were also a couple of head scratchers in there and one glaring omission: no solo Batman movies. It looks as though the character that has been the backbone of DC Comics’ movies going back to 1989 isn’t getting any love in the new shared DC cinematic universe. This is a bold ...
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5 weeks ago

Expanding Appian Way Ups Pair To Co-Veep Posts

Jun 17 2014 11:47am CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Appian Way, which has broadened its slate in features and moved into television, has promoted Michael Hampton and Nathaniel Posey to co-vice president status and has named James Ward to be creative executive to help handle the volume. They report to Appian Way principal Leonardo DiCaprio and president of production Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Hampton and Posey are homegrown talent. Hampton worked at LBI Entertainment ...
Source: Deadline  Full article at: Deadline
 

 

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