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Paul Walter Hauser Joins Liam Neeson in Reboot Movie

Paul Walter Hauser Joins Liam Neeson in Reboot Movie

[ad_1] Paul Walter Hauser is ready to fight crime alongside Liam Neeson in the reboot of the Naked Gun franchise. Hauser is set to play Captain Ed in director Akiva Schaffer’s untitled new Naked Gun film that Paramount Pictures plans to release July 18, 2025. George Kennedy previously played the role in the original film trilogy that kicked off with the 1988 comedy The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Dan Gregor and Doug Mand penned the new movie’s script with Schaffer. The two scribes previously wrote the director’s Emmy-winning Disney+ feature Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins of Fuzzy Door produce the project that is based on the Naked Gun film franchise and the television series Police Squad! from Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker. Daniel M. Stillman serves as executive producer. Hauser joins the cast that includes Neeson and Pamela Anderson. While plot details are under wraps, The Hollywood Reporter previously reported that Neeson will play bumbling detective Frank Drebin, originated in the franchise by the late Leslie Nielsen. Earlier this …

Pamela Anderson joins Liam Neeson for Naked Gun remake

Pamela Anderson joins Liam Neeson for Naked Gun remake

[ad_1] Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Pamela Anderson is heading back to the big screen to join Liam Neeson for Paramount Pictures’ untitled remake of Naked Gun, which is based on crime spoof comedies released in the 1980s and 1990s. The Lonely Island alum Akiva Schaffer is set to direct the film which is set for release on 18 July 2025. The script is by Dan Gregor, Doug Man and Schaffer, who collaborated on 2022’s popular Emmy-winning Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers. The original film was written and directed by Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and David Zucker, and based on their television series Police Squad! The show lasted six episodes and parodied the genre of police procedurals that were popular in the day. The original Naked Gun trilogy was hugely successful, making over $216m at the box office. Plot details for the remake are being kept a secret, but Neeson will play the main lead …

Liam Neeson on New Film and Why He Said Yes to ‘Naked Gun’ Sequel

Liam Neeson on New Film and Why He Said Yes to ‘Naked Gun’ Sequel

[ad_1] Liam Neeson was 56 when his career took an unexpected detour into the action hero genre thanks to 2008’s Taken, a Pierre Morel-directed surprise blockbuster that raked in more than $226 million worldwide and kick-started a franchise. He’s kept up a respectable pace ever since, churning out high-octane thrillers one after the next — and he’s not ready to hang up his holster. “Audiences are innately intelligent and they’ll know when you’re past your prime in regards to throwing punches and firing guns, but I’m not there yet,” explained Neeson over Zoom last week while discussing his newest film, In the Land of Saints and Sinners. The Samuel Goldwyn Films release casts Neeson, who will be 72 in June, as Finbar Murphy, a man leading a relatively quiet life in the remote coastal town of Glencolmcille, Ireland, in the 1970s. While he’s eager to leave a dark past behind, a menacing crew of terrorists arrives in the village, led by a ruthless woman, played by Banshees of Inisherin star Kerry Condon, forcing him to choose …

Spielberg, Liam Neeson Look Back on Film

Spielberg, Liam Neeson Look Back on Film

[ad_1] “Schindler’s List was never a cure for antisemitism,” emphasizes Steven Spielberg. “It was a reminder of the symptoms of it.” These days, tragically, antisemitism is all over the headlines: Neo-Nazis chanting “Jews will not replace us” in Charlottesville. The Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. The Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel that claimed the lives of some 1,200 Jews, the largest slaughter since the Holocaust. Not to mention a former and possibly future American president using Hitler-like language at his Nuremberg-esque rallies, referring to immigrants as “vermin” who are “poisoning the blood” of America. Liam Neeson and Steven Spielberg photographed Jan. 5 at Quixote Studios West Hollywood Photographed by Christian Witkin All of which is why, 30 years after Spielberg won best picture and best director for his movie about Oskar Schindler, the German businessman who saved 1,200 Jews from the Nazis during World War II, THR is revisiting his film with an oral history about the miracle of its making. Speaking to those who labored to get the film onscreen — including stars …

David Leland: Pierce Brosnan and Liam Neeson lead tributes to filmmaker | Ents & Arts News

David Leland: Pierce Brosnan and Liam Neeson lead tributes to filmmaker | Ents & Arts News

[ad_1] Stars including Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson and Tim Roth have paid tribute to writer, director and actor David Leland following his death at the age of 82. The British star died on Christmas Eve, “held tight by his loving family”, his agent confirmed. In a career spanning more than five decades, he was known for writing two hit films about British madam Cynthia Payne, the first titled Personal Services and starring Dame Julie Walters. The second, Wish You Were Here, marked his directorial debut and won a BAFTA for best original screenplay, as well as the Fipresci prize at the Cannes film festival. Leland also won an Emmy for his directing of an episode of the US war drama Band Of Brothers in 2002, and was both a director and writer for The Borgias. ‘An essential part of my story’ Image: Pic: AP/Chris Pizzello Paying tribute, Brosnan, 70, said Leland held “a mighty place in my heart” for giving him a chance not long after he had left the former Drama Centre school in …

David Leland death: Liam Neeson and Tim Roth lead tributes to writer and director

David Leland death: Liam Neeson and Tim Roth lead tributes to writer and director

[ad_1] Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free David Leland, the British writer and director behind shows including Band of Brothers and The Borgias, has died aged 82. Leland was surrounded by family when he died on Christmas Eve, his longtime agency, Cassaroto Ramsay & Associates announced. The cause of his death has yet to be disclosed. Following the news, a number of Leland’s friends and former collaborators paid tribute, including actors Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan and Tim Roth. “David Leland holds a mighty place in my heart. I was just out of Drama Centre where David was also an alumni,” Brosnan said in a tribute per Deadline. “It was the thrill of my young lifetime to be cast as McCabe, working with David and Tennessee. David will forever be an essential part of my story and of all who knew and loved him.” Neeson, who starred in Leland’s The Big Man, also paid tribute, writing: “David …

‘Retribution’ Shows Liam Neeson’s Action Era Is Waning

‘Retribution’ Shows Liam Neeson’s Action Era Is Waning

[ad_1] About 15 years ago, Liam Neeson picked up a cellphone and growled a haunting, threatening monologue that changed the course of his career. Playing the hardened ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills in the movie Taken, Neeson warned the men who’d kidnapped his teenage daughter about his “very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.” It was the beginning of a surprising renaissance for the esteemed actor. In his mid-50s, he became an action star, headlining a long run of cheaply made, typically European-set thrillers in which he played gun-toting men in leather jackets with, well, murderous skills. There are too many of these movies to name, and they tend to be better known by a one-sentence plot description. Neeson on a plane? That’s the marvelous Non-Stop. On a train? The decently schlocky The Commuter. Neeson at a ski resort? Cold Pursuit. Neeson as an ice-road trucker? They just called that one The Ice Road. Further evidence that the studios …