“Gangster Squad” Reshoots Information

Aug 12 • by Lindsey • No CommentsMovie News, The Gangster Squad

THR has information about the reshoots for “Gangster Squad“, which will take place in the week of August 20.

A shooting sequence inside Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre has been scrapped in response to the Aurora movie theater massacre.

Warner Bros. has set the week of August 20 for reshoots of Gangster Squad, the movie whose release date was shifted in response to the Aurora, Colo., theater shootings.

Gangster Squad, a period crime drama starring Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin, featured a key action sequence with mobsters bursting through the silver screen of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood with Tommy guns blazing. The bloody gunplay continued in the lobby and courtyard and spilled onto Hollywood Boulevard.

But in the wake of the July 20 massacre during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises (also from Warner Bros.), the studio decided to push back the release date from Sept. 7 to Jan. 11 and reconceive the theater sequence. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the action will now move to L.A.’s Chinatown. The main players in the scene — Gosling, Brolin, Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick, Troy Garity and Michael Pena — are being brought back for night shoots scheduled for five days, according to insiders.

Gangster Squad, directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), is based on a series of Los Angeles Times articles detailing the LAPD’s fight to keep the mob out of L.A. in the 1940s and 50s. The Chinese Theatre sequence was fictionalized (it never actually happened) and was designed to be a show-stopping set piece in the film, with Fleischer taking great pains to accurately re-create Christmas in Hollywood circa 1950.

The Chinatown neighborhood offers another iconic L.A. locale and can be made to look like the 1950s without much effects work. Warner Bros. declined comment on the reshoots.

“Gangster Squad” Gets Delayed (Confirmed)

Jul 26 • by Lindsey • 3 CommentsMovie News, The Gangster Squad

Warner Bros confirmed yesterday that “The Gangster Squad” will get delayed a few months.

Warner Bros confirmed this evening it has moved Gangster Squad from September 7 to January 11, 2013. The delay will allow filmmakers to excise a shootout scene that takes place in a movie theater, due to the Aurora, Colorado tragedy at a midnight Thursday screening of The Dark Knight Rises. An alternate murder spree scene will be shot that does not take place in a movie theater. The six months of breathing room should help return the focus to the L.A. mob storyline.

“The Place Beyond The Pines” Selected for TIFF 2012!

Jul 24 • by Lindsey • 1 Comment »Movie News, The Place Beyond the Pines

The first movies that were selected for the Toronto International Film Festival were announced earlier this morning. Variety already leaked a list, but it’s now officially confirmed that “The Place Beyond The Pines” was selected for the festival as ‘Special Presentation‘.

Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes star in this multi-generational crime drama from director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), about a motorcycle stunt rider whose moonlighting a bank robber brings him into conflict with an ambitious young cop.

TIFF also released the official plot for the movie via their official press release:

The Place Beyond the Pines Derek Cianfrance, USA (World Premiere)
Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son. But when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper), their violent confrontation spirals into a tense generational feud. The Place Beyond the Pines is a rich dramatic thriller, tracing the intersecting lives of fathers and sons, cops and robbers, heroes and villains. Also starring Rose Byrne, Ray Liotta and Eva Mendes

Ryan at Vulture’s 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars

Jul 23 • by Lindsey • 3 CommentsNews & Rumours

Ryan is listed at New York Times’ Vulture’s 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars list. He is ranked #37 at the Vulture Rankings, #55 at Studio Favorites, #9 at Tabloid Targets, #31 at Most Respected, #66 at International stars and #16 at Drama Stars. For more information on the ranking system be sure to read this article.

Thanks to my friend Claudia for sending me this link.

In that recent YouTube clip of Ryan Gosling breaking up a street fight, the two chatty girls manning the camera know that he’s famous, but they struggle to place him, until one remembers that he was in The Notebook. For all of Gosling’s cult and critical appeal these days, it’s important to realize that he’s still “The guy in The Notebook” to mass audiences, though he’s beginning to break through in a big way.
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“Gangster Squad” Re-Shoots + Movie Update

Jul 23 • by Lindsey • 3 CommentsGallery, The Gangster Squad

Ryan was seen filming re-shoots for “Gangster Squad” this weekend with his co-star Josh Brolin in Los Angeles. Warner Bros decided to remove the new trailer of the movie from theaters and to re-shoots (some) scene(s) in response to the tragic shootings that took place during an Aurora midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros.

According to two “knowledgeable” — though publicly unidentified — people, “studio executives are discussing the possibilities of pushing the September 7th release date and recutting the film to minimize the theater shooting scene or remove it altogether.” Currently slotted for a September 7 release, the studio had a Gangster Squad test screening scheduled within the next week or so, though that’s reportedly being tampered with as well.

Thanks to the wonderful Dea for donating the on set pictures to us!

Gallery links:
2013 – The Gangster Squad > Behind the scenes > 2012: July 21st: Los Angeles, California (Re-shoots)

“Only God Forgives” Poster + Rating?

Jul 18 • by Lindsey • 2 CommentsGallery, Only God Forgives

I have no idea how I missed this but I came across the first poster for Ryan’s upcoming movie “Only God Forgives“. The movie is directed by “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn and hit the Cannes market in May to find a distributor. No release date is announced yet, but let’s hope we will find out soon. The movie is rumored to premiere at Venice Film Festival in August/September but the official line-up isn’t announced yet.

@ChrisGreuet_CEO released the poster earlier this year via his official twitter account and according to his description the movie is rated R but FilmRatings.com doesn’t list the movie yet as rated.

Gallery links:
2012 – Only God Forgives > Posters

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