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Robert De Niro’s ‘The Comedian’ To World Premiere At AFI Fest

As reported last week by Deadline’s Mike Fleming, Taylor Hackford’s feature The Comedian starring Robert De Niro will make its world premiere November 11 as a special screening at AFI Fest in Hollywood. Read More >>>


Add Robert De Niro To Oscar Short List; Sony Classics Lands ‘The Comedian’

Get ready to amend those early Oscar season handicapping odds! Sony Pictures Classics has acquired from Cinelou The Comedian and will set the picture for release in Oscar season. Read More >>>


Jared Leto To Star In Action Thriller ‘The Outsider’

Jared Leto, who won an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, is set to star in action thriller The Outsider for director Martin Zandvliet’s (Land of Mine). Written by Andrew Baldwin (Bastille Day), the project set in post-WWII Japan is aiming to go before the cameras this fall. Read More >>>


Leslie Mann Replaces Jennifer Aniston in Robert De Niro’s ‘The Comedian’

Leslie Mann has replaced Jennifer Aniston as the female lead in “The Comedian” opposite Robert De Niro. Aniston had joined the Cinelou Films project, to be directed by Taylor Hackford from Art Linson’s script, in November. She departed due to scheduling issues. Read More >>>


Art & John Linson Developing ‘Lawrence In Arabia’ Middle East Drama For HBO

Former Sons Of Anarchy executive producers Art Linson and John Linson are developing Lawrence In Arabia, an HBO period drama series set in the Middle East. The project is based on Scott Anderson’s bestselling book Lawrence In Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly And The Making Of The Modern Middle East, published in 2014. Read More >>>


Jennifer Aniston To Star With Robert De Niro In ‘The Comedian’

Jennifer Aniston will star alongside Robert De Niro in The Comedian, the Taylor Hackford-directed drama that has been a De Niro passion project for years. The film will shoot early next year in New York. Art Linson, who wrote the script with comic Jeffrey Ross, and John Linson will produce the film along with Cinelou’s Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon. Read More >>>


Taylor Hackford Stands Up To Direct Robert De Niro In His Passion Project ‘The Comedian’

It will be Taylor Hackford who directs Robert De Niro in his passion project The Comedian, the Art Linson-scripted drama that the Oscar-winning actor has been sweet on for years. Read More >>>


Art & John Linson Acquire Vietnam War Book ‘The Long Gray Line’ For HBO Series

Sons Of Anarchy executive producers Art and John Linson have secured rights to Pulitzer Price winner Rick the-long-gray-lineAtkinson’s bestselling book, The Long Gray Line: The American Journey Of West Point’s Class Of 1966. Read More >>>


Art and John Linson Ink Overall Deal With HBO, Team for 'Yellowstone' Drama

HBO is going into business with Art Linson and his son, John. The duo has inked a new two-year overall deal to develop new projects for the premium cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Read More >>>


Nathan Lane To Co-Star In David Milch’s HBO Pilot ‘The Money’

Nathan Lane is set to co-star opposite Brendan Gleeson in The Money, David Milch‘s new drama pilot for HBO. Written by Milch and directed by Justin Chadwick, The Money is about wealth and corruption among the super elite, focusing on American mogul and patriarch James Castman (Gleeson), who wields power and influence to expand his media empire and control his family. Read More >>>


Tom Hardy Stars in ‘The Outsider’ With Takashi Miike Directing

Tom Hardy has come on board Yakuza drama “The Outsider” with Takashi Miike in negotiations to direct what would be his first English-language film. Read More >>>


Tom Hardy To Star In ‘The Outsider,’ Takashi Miike’s English-Language Debut

Tom Hardy will star in The Outsider, a Silver Pictures’ film that will mark the English-language debut of Japanese director Takashi Miike, who’s in negotiations to direct the Andrew Baldwin script. The film is based on an original idea by John Linson, who will produce along with Art Linson through their Linson Entertainment banner. Read More >>>


David Milch’s ‘The Money’ Gets HBO Pilot Greenlight With Brendan Gleeson As Star

Brendan Gleeson is set as the lead in The Money, David Milch‘s latest drama project for HBO. With Gleeson on board, it has received a formal pilot order. Read More >>>


HBO Nears Pilot Order To David Milch Drama ‘The Money’

David Milch is close to returning to HBO‘s primetime. The writer behind HBO’s Deadwood, John From Cincinnati and Luck has another project that is close to a pilot green light at the pay cable network, where he is under a deal. Read More >>>


Silver Pictures picks up ‘The Outsider’ script

Silver Pictures is continuing to build its slate with elevated action thrillers and has acquired the post-WWII action pic “The Outsider.” The project had been at Warner Bros., but the option expired and Silver has since acquired the script. Read More >>>


FX Pilot ‘Outlaw Country’ To Air As Movie

More than two years after FX greenlighted Outlaw Country to pilot and almost a year after the network passed on the Nashville-set drama, the pilot is making it to air. Read More >>>


Warner Bros Acquires Yakuza Drama ‘The Outsider’

Warner Bros has made a preemptive acquisition of The Outsider, a script for a period drama written by Andrew Baldwin that the studio is making a priority. The title character is an American who spent WWII as a POW in Japan. Read More >>>


Warner Bros Taps ‘Safe House’ Helmer Daniel Espinosa For ‘The Outsider’

Warner Bros is negotiating with Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa to helm The Outsider, a gritty action film scripted by Andrew Baldwin. The protagonist is a POW in Osaka in WWII who goes to work for the Yakuza. Read More >>>


Sean Penn To Direct ‘The Comedian’ With Robert De Niro, Kristen Wiig

Sean Penn will direct The Comedian, a film that will star Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig. FilmNation will sell international territories at next week’s AFM. Production is expected to begin next spring. The script was written by Art Linson and Jeffrey Ross, and Linson will produce with John Linson, Jon Kilik and DeNiro. Read More >>>


Tom Hardy Attached to Biker Movie at Warner Bros.

The "Dark Knight Rises" star will also produce through his recently created company, Executive Options. Read More >>>


FX Renews ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ For Season 5

Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter should be in a better mood today then Friday, when he spewed venom at bloggers in a Twitter rant. Halfway through SOA‘s fourth season, FX this morning renewed Sutter’s hit biker drama for a fifth season with a 13-episode order. Read More >>>


Art & John Linson Sign First-Look Deal At Fox TV Studios

Feature producers Art Linson and John Linson are putting roots in television with their first TV studio deal, a first-look pact at Fox TV Studios. The father-and-son duo ventured into TV with FX’s flagship drama series Sons of Anarchy, on which they serve as executive producers. Read More >>>


Cameron Crowe remembers 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' on 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago, Fast Times at Ridgemont High premiered in theaters. Since then, the Amy Heckerling comedy has endured, earning it’s place in the pop culture annals of classic high school stories, and reminding us that Sean Penn can be funny. Read More >>>


Charlie Rose: A conversation about the FIlm “What Just Happened?”

A conversation about the film “What Just Happened?” with Robert De Niro, Barry Levinson and Art Linson. Watch >>>


Sundance Q&A: De Niro, Willis

The actors, along with director Barry Levinson and writer Art Linson, stopped by our photo studio for an odd chat... Read More >>>


Sean Penn's go-to guy

Producer Art Linson knows how to get things done. His latest project is 'Into the Wild,' directed by Penn. Read More >>>


Behind the Screens

How to write for Hollywood -- Art Linson's ''A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood,'' and others touch on the troubles of producing a film... Read More >>>


TALES OF HOLLYWOOD : Producer Explains All in 'Pound of Flesh'

What is the "psychic price" one pays for being a movie producer in this town? "A Pound of Flesh," according to Art Linson, who has lifted the line from Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" for the title of his upcoming book that also is subtitled "Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood." Read More >>>


The Ups And Downs Of A Producer

On June 2, producer Art Linson arrived at New York's Astor Plaza Theater for the world premiere of "The Untouchables," his latest project. In 15 years, none of Linson's six previous films had opened in such a fashion, and he was excited that his moment had come with film No. 7. Read More >>>