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Every boxing movie made in the last thirty-five years owes a profound debt to Raging Bull, arguably the greatest portrait of a pugilist ever committed to film.

So the Mike Tyson biopic that's been a-brewing for the last few years has landed a knockout punch before shooting even starts: Martin Scorsese is set to direct the true-life sports drama, according to Jamie Foxx.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks, as the saying goes, and it might just be true.  But what if the old dog wakes up from a coma with a whole new bag of tricks?

In the upcoming crime thriller Laugh Killer Laugh, the dog in question isn't a dog at all, but a hardened criminal who throws the East Coast criminal underworld when he unexpectedly gains a whole new outlook on life.

William Forsythe, the intimidating, live-wire character actor you'll remember fondly from turns in The Rock, Raising Arizona, Out for Justice, and HBO's Boardwalk Empire, takes center stage in Laugh Killer Laugh.

He stars as Frank stone, a veteran jewel thief who is "a very deeply disturbed, anti-social, milquetoast who finds no joy or humor in anything - until he awakens from a deep coma with a changed personality."

Frank's sudden and profound change has profound implications for his friends, enemies, and associates, all of whom are played by a top-notch ensemble that includes the likes of Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Bianca Hunter (The Fighter), Victor Colicchio (Inside Man), Kevin Corrigan (Winter's Tale), Robert McNaughton (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Larry Romano (Donnie Brasco), Artie Lange (Rescue Me), and Mike Carlsen (Netflix's upcoming Daredevil series).

The film is the latest from writer-director Kamal Ahmed, the man behind 2012's action-packed crime saga 1,000 Times More Brutal, as well as the 2000 documentary Artists of Hell's Kitchen.

ITN Distribution is set to release Laugh Killer Laugh in theaters and premium VOD on April 24th.

In anticipation of that release next month, iamROGUE is pleased to premiere the exclusive poster and no fewer than 15 exclusive official stills from Laugh Killer Laugh.

More than a year out from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we already know what most of Zack Snyder's Justice League looks like.

Henry Cavill's back as Superman, Ben Affleck is headlining as Batman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman has a significant role, Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher cameo as Aquaman and Cyborg, and Ezra Miller probably makes a quick appearance as the Flash.

But when Justice League: Part One hits in 2017, the team will probably have seven superheroes.  Snyder (maybe) signaled as much with the "UNITE THE SEVEN" tagline on that Aquaman first look.  So who is the seventh slugger batting for the Justice League?

It's gotta be Green Lantern.  When Warner Bros. dumped its long term DC Cinematic Universe plans last year, the studio announced a Green Lantern solo movie scheduled to open June 19, 2020.  You can bet dollars to donuts we'll meet the rejiggered GL long before then, most likely in Justice League.

Since all the other Leaguers have already been cast, it's no big leap to wonder who might play the emerald spacecop.

According to scoopmaster El Mayimbe, Chris Pine is in the running to play Hal Jordan in the Snyderverse.

A quartet of new images from this summer's Fantastic Four display the latest in superhero fashion.

While the Avengers and their ilk favor bold, colorful costumes, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Michael B. Jordan all sport dark black outfits in the reboot of Marvel's First Family.

When he wasn't dropping Star Wars newsbombs this morning, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that a sequel to Frozen is indeed in development at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Method Man is one of the founding members of the groundbreaking hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, but in recent years he has also become a very accomplished actor!

Born Clifford Smith, the Grammy-winning rapper made his big screen debut in the classic crime drama Copland, which starred Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro. He went on to appear in such films as One Eight Seven, Big Daddy, How High, Garden State, Soul Plane, The Sitter, and Red Tails, as well as the upcoming Judd Apatow comedy Trainwreck with Amy Schumer. On television, Method Man first appeared on the HBO series OZ, before co-starring in his own sitcom Method & Red with fellow rapper Redman. But it was his role as Melvin “Cheese” Wagstaff on the seminal HBO series The Wire that really began his evolution from beloved musician to accomplished actor. But now, the rapper/actor stars opposite comedic powerhouse Adam Sandler (That’s My Boy) in the new comedy fantasy The Cobbler, which opens in theaters on March 13th. 

The Cobbler was directed by Method Man’s fellow The Wire alumni actor/writer/director Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor, Win Win). The new movie follows Max Simkin (Sandler), who repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Max soon learns that sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are. Method Man plays one of Max’s customers whose life he soon embodies. In addition to Method Man and Sandler, the film also stars Dan Stevens (The Guest), Steve Buscemi (The Big Lebowski), Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love), and Academy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman (All the President’s Men, Tootsie). 

I recently had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Method Man about his work on The Cobbler. The rapper turned actor discussed his new movie, being directed by his former Wire cast member Thomas McCarthy, playing dual roles, working with Adam Sandler, understanding the business, and seriously studying the craft of acting. 

Next year's Star Wars spinoff, the first standalone adventure in a new cinematic universe, has a title, one that suits us just fine.

Disney CEO Bob Iger announced this morning that Gareth Edwards' mysterious space opera is officially called Star Wars: Rogue One

Yes, like iamROGUE, Star Wars is going Rogue.

Disney CEO Bob Iger has Star Wars beans, and he spilled some of them at a shareholders meeting in San Francisco this morning.

Iger announced not only the title of next year's standalone movie, Star Wars: Rogue One, but the release date of the second installment in the new trilogy that kicks off with this year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: Episode VIII will open nationwide on May 26, 2017, just one day off from the actual 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars.

IAR EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS PREMIERE: 'The Barber'

Thursday, 12 March 2015 08:07

He's not exactly the kind of barber you ask to just take a little off the top.

In the upcoming thriller The Barber, Scott Glenn stars as the title character, a barber hiding some deep, dark secrets.

The uniquely grizzled, magnetic Glenn is a part of the badass canon thanks to standout turns in the likes of Silence of the Lambs, Training Day, Backdraft, and The Hunt for Red October.  More recently, you probably caught him as Daredevil's mentor Stick in the latest trailer for Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil series.

The Barber follows John McCormick, played by Chris Coy (AMC's The Walking Dead), the son of a Chicago cop whose life was unraveled by his search for a notorious serial killer in the late 90s.  Twenty years later John, absolutely determined to finish his father's work, arrives in a small town where Eugene Van Wingerdt (Glenn) is the local barber.  John is convinced Van Wingerdt is, in fact, Francis Visser, killer of 17 women. 

In order to deliver him to justice, John claims to be an aspiring killer and requests that Van Wingerdt take him as his murderous protege, setting the stage for an unbelievably tense, twisty thriller that's full of surprises right up until the end.

Glenn and Coy carry the story, but the cast also includes legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day), Olivia Taylor Dudley (Transcendence), Jessica Lu (MTV's Awkward), Kristen Hager (SyFy's Being Human), and Max Arciniega (Haywire).

In anticipation of The Barber's theatrical and VOD release on March 27th, IAR is happy to debut a set of exclusive, all-new stills and behind the scenes photos.

In his acclaimed academic work on the whirlwind of unstoppable violence/social justice, eminent Seagalogist Vern notes that if you traced Steven Seagal's footsteps, "you will find a trail of broken windows and bones."¹

The latest step on Seagal's mythic path of shattered glass and bones is Code of Honor, a new action-thriller that just starting shooting today.

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