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The Russo Brothers to produce Marvel Vs DC documentary series

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ helmers Joe and Anthony Russo just can’t keep away from the world of comics, the filmmaking duo are set to produce a documentary series highlighting the Marvel Vs. DC rivalry.

Inspired by Reed Tucker’s book ‘Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle Between Marvel and DC.‘, the series will explore the heated rivalry between the two comic publishers which transformed the marketplace from Marvel going from obscurity to dominating the cinemas of today, to DC with its big film success in the 80s and 90s along with some recent hits and major footprint in television with no less than six live-action series on the air.

The documentary, which will air on streaming service Quibi, will highlight little-known stories of the men and women who were behind the creation of some of the best-known and most revered characters in the world will share their stories and reflect on
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Russo Brothers to Produce Marvel vs. DC Docuseries Slugfest for Quibi

Joseph Baxter Nov 13, 2019

Quibi docuseries Slugfest will chronicle the comic book rivalry between Marvel and DC, executive-produced by the Russo Brothers.

Slugfest, a docuseries focused on the comic book industry rivalry between Marvel and DC, might just draw the ever-potent genre fandom demographic to the 2020-launching streaming platform, Quibi, the billion-dollar-backed, millennial-aimed streaming service designed for short-form stories.

A greenlight has been given to Slugfest by Quibi, adapting the 2017 book by Reed Tucker, Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle Between Marvel and DC. While the prospect of getting a docuseries that gives proper reverence to the comic book industry is exciting to any discerning fan, said excitement should be compounded with the series presence of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who will be involved as executive producers.

Serving as directors for Slugfest are the duo of Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, who helmed
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Russo Brothers To Produce ‘Slugfest’, Marvel-Vs.-DC Documentary Series For Quibi

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Russo Brothers To Produce ‘Slugfest’, Marvel-Vs.-DC Documentary Series For Quibi
Quibi has greenlit Slugfest, a new documentary series executive produced by Anthony Russo and Joseph Russo (Avengers: Endgame) that will delve into the pitched rivalry between Marvel and DC Comics, the publishers whose combined IP has become a dominant source material for today’s film and television.

The series is inspired by the book Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle Between Marvel and DC.

The directors of Framing John DeLorean and Believer, Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, are on board. The series will be produced by Agbo CEO Todd Makurath, Peter Rieveschl (The Amazing Race), Nick Gilhool (Top Chef) and Jen Casey (Extreme Weather).

Slugfest will bring to light little-known stories from the history of this uniquely American art form. The men and women who were behind the creation of some of the best-known and most revered characters in the world will share their stories and reflect on the
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Russo Brothers Creating Marvel vs. DC Docu-Series for Quibi

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Russo Brothers Creating Marvel vs. DC Docu-Series for Quibi
Anthony and Joseph Russo, who have been key creative members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, are now bringing a new show to Quibi documenting the decades-long rivalry between Marvel and DC.

Quibi, the mobile TV subscription startup founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, greenlit “Slugfest,” a documentary series executive produced by the Russo Brothers, whose directing credits include a string of hits for Marvel: “Avengers: Endgame,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War.”

“Slugfest” is inspired by Reed Tucker’s book “Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle between Marvel and DC.” The docu-series will chronicle the growth of comic books as a new American art form, following the rise of the two companies that went on to become comics-publishing and Hollywood powerhouses.

Producers promise that “Slugfest” will bring to light little-known stories from the history of both Marvel and DC, including interviews with creators of the best-known superhero characters in the world.
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Russo Brothers to Executive Produce Marvel-dc Rivalry Docuseries at Quibi

  • The Wrap
Quibi has greenlit a new documentary series from “Avengers: Infinity War” directors Anthony Russo and Joseph Russo highlighting the rise of comic book juggernauts Marvel and DC, the upcoming mobile-only streaming service shared on Wednesday morning.

The series, dubbed “Slugfest,” will be executive produced by both Russo brothers. “Slugfest” will chronicle the early days and growth of Marvel and DC, as the two preeminent comic book publishers — fueled by creativity and competition — battled for bragging rights; the series will also look at the lasting cultural impact stemming from the Marvel-dc rivalry, as well as little-known stories from behind-the-scenes.

“Slugfest” will be directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, who both worked together previously on “Framing John DeLorean” and “Believer.” Agbt CEO Todd Makurath, Peter Rieveschl, Nick Gilhool, and Jen Casey will serve as producers.

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The series is
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Film Review: Unbelievable Story is Key to ‘Framing John DeLorean’

Chicago – The story of auto impresario John DeLorean is definitely one of truth is stranger than fiction, but also has a basis in “what ifs?” The fascinating new documentary of his life tells that story, breaking down the vagueness of how a former General Motors superstar got involved in a drug deal to save his own car company. As always, a situation like that has more loopholes.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

There is an strange homage, in a sense, to re-creating scenes in documentaries, with actor Alec Baldwin portraying John DeLorean. But Baldwin also participates in telling the story, often in his DeLorean makeup, and this meta approach is a definite mixed bag. The most interesting participant is DeLorean’s son Zach, now living a middle class life after being the boy who had it all. His coarseness and directness is the most refreshing part of Jd’s past, told from the point
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Film News Roundup: Elizabeth Banks Honored as Pioneer of the Year by Will Rogers Foundation

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Film News Roundup: Elizabeth Banks Honored as Pioneer of the Year by Will Rogers Foundation
In today’s film news roundup, Elizabeth Banks will receive the Pioneer of the Year Award, “The Great Hack” launches a festival, Women In Media launch the CAMERAderie Initiative and UCLA, University of Michigan and USC are receiving $50 million.

Banks Honored

The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation has selected Elizabeth Banks as the recipient of its Pioneer of the Year Award.

The honor will be presented on Sept. 25 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Banks is the first female director to receive the honor, which is given to a member of the motion picture community who exemplifies professional leadership, service and commitment to philanthropy.

Banks made her directorial debut with Universal Pictures’ “Pitch Perfect 2,” the top grossing musical comedy of all time with $287 million. she is also currently directing, producing, co-writing and starring as Bosley in “Charlie’s Angels” for Sony Pictures and has starred in “The Hunger Games
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'The Great Hack' to Open NewportFILM Documentary Festival

Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim's documentary The Great Hack, which explores how data crime and the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal have eroded democracy, is set to open the 10th annual newportFILM Outdoors festival.

As newportFILM organizers unveiled a slate of documentaries for its summer series Wednesday, it was announced that directors Amer and Noujaim, and their film's subject David Carroll, who sued Cambridge Analytica to find the source of its data, will be on hand for the opening night screening June 20.

Other titles set for the newportFILM series include Framing John Delorean, Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce's hybrid ...
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‘Framing John DeLorean’ Review: Meta-Doc Takes Various Tracks to Explore What Drove the Carmaker

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‘Framing John DeLorean’ Review: Meta-Doc Takes Various Tracks to Explore What Drove the Carmaker
A curious experiment that may be best suited to the freedom of a festival setting, “Framing John DeLorean” aims to finally crack the mystery of its titular subject. As we learn early on, the erstwhile car magnate has inspired several filmmakers over many years, but few of them have, until now, gotten their projects off the ground.

Directors Sheena M. Joyce and Don Argott are not just up-front about the difficulty DeLorean’s personality poses; they turn his opacity into prime motivation. This ambitious approach is, unfortunately, more intriguing than effective. That may be because, as the filmmakers freely admit, DeLorean appears impossible to know. They do make an unusually concerted effort though, approaching him from no less than three separate angles.

At first it appears that we’re watching a traditional documentary, in which various colleagues and relatives share their observations alongside well-sourced footage. We learn about the workaholic
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‘Framing John DeLorean’ Review: Muscle Cars, Meta-Docs and Alec Baldwin

General Motors division head, muscle-car godhead, the auto industry’s No. 1 noncomformist, glamorous jet-setter, busted (but not convicted) cocaine trafficker: American rise-and-fall stories don’t get any juicier than John DeLorean. He was the golden boy of Fifties gray-flannel-suit idealism, before morphing into a Sixties speed-demon enabler and symbol of Seventies’ sideburned rebellion — and, because every decade gets the Icarus it deserves, ended up as the perfect parable of Eighties excess. Even if the tall, handsome maverick who shook up the Motor City had never given the world the Dmc-12 (that sleek design!
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Movie Review – Framing John DeLorean (2019)

Framing John DeLorean, 2019.

Directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce.

Starring Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles, Dean Winters, Michael Rispoli, Jason Jones, Dana Ashbrook, Josh Cooke, and Sean Cullen.

Synopsis:

John DeLorean had the smarts of a high functioning industrialist combined with the courageous bravado of a flagrant risk taker. Charming, charismatic and debonair with a millionaire lifestyle and innovative streak which rocked the establishment he created a legend. Part documentary and re-enactment drama Framing John DeLorean seeks to shed some light on this enigma of the motor industry.

This is a history lesson dressed up as entertainment. John DeLorean will forever be linked with Back To The Future for obvious reasons, but his influence and legacy stretches far beyond any multiplex. A renegade maverick cloaking individualistic tendencies DeLorean charmed the world, his work force and numerous female admirers. A roguish risk taker who had business acumen by
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Framing John DeLorean’

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A visionary who flew too close to the sun. A dream of success that became a nightmare. A golden boy turned prince of darkness. Name your grandiose American metaphor, and the saga of John DeLorean, the Gm-executive-turned-lone-wolf-entrepreneur who invented the car of the future (only to see it relegated to the junkyard of the past), probably lives up to it. Yet as you watch “Framing John DeLorean,” a tasty and satisfying look at the rise and fall of the self-styled auto magnate of the ’70s and ’80s, you realize how easily a story like DeLorean’s can get consumed by the myths that emerge from it.

In “Framing John DeLorean,” the co-directors, Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, do a superb job of laying out the real story, in all its ambition and hubris and madness and tragedy, and separating the myths from the facts. And they succeed, in part,
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Montclair Film Festival Premiering Restored ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

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Montclair Film Festival Premiering Restored ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
The Montclair Film Festival will hold the world premiere of the restoration of the 1959 movie “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The black-and-white film, directed by George Stevens, has been restored by Twentieth Century Fox and the Film Foundation. The holocaust drama was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won three, including best supporting actress for Shelly Winters.

The festival, now in its eighth year, will take place May 3-12 in Montclair, N.J., and features more than 150 films, events, discussions and parties. The festival had previously announced that it would open with a screening of Tom Harper’s “Wild Rose,” with star Jessie Buckley attending for a post-screening Q&A.

This year’s Storyteller Series will include A Conversation with Mindy Kaling, moderated by Stephen Colbert, taking place May 4 and A Conversation with Ben Stiller, moderated by Colbert, on May 5. Olympia Dukakis will attend for a
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Alec Baldwin on ‘SNL’ Trump Impression: ‘Whether I Do It Much Longer Remains To Be Seen’

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Alec Baldwin on ‘SNL’ Trump Impression: ‘Whether I Do It Much Longer Remains To Be Seen’
Alec Baldwin’s future on “Saturday Night Live” impersonating Donald Trump may be more unclear than that of the actual Trump presidency. Speaking to IndieWire to promote his new film with director Emilio Estevez, “The Public,” the conversation pivoted to his portrayal of the President.

“We’re not doing a David Fincher movie here, or a Soderbergh movie, where we’re gonna etch some finely rendered impersonation of Trump,” Baldwin said, when asked about how his impression has changed in the more than two years he’s been playing Trump. “I made him as two-dimensional as I believe he deserves to be made. And we’ve certainly vulgarized it from time to time, beyond certain limitations. But it’s essentially us repeating back what he says, and just holding up a mirror to what he says and does.”

The actor also suggested that, of his own choice, he’s dialing
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Alec Baldwin Gets Behind The Wheel In ‘Framing John DeLorean’ Trailer

Framing John DeLorean tells the story of the rise and fall of John DeLorean, the legendary automaker whose car was immortalized thanks to Back to the Future. Alec Baldwin plays John DeLorean in the feature, with Morena Baccarin co-starring as his wife Cristina Ferrare.

The picture is not your average biopic, as filmmakers Sheena M. Joyce [...]

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Trailer for documentary/narrative feature hybrid Framing John DeLorean starring Alec Baldwin

IFC Films has released a poster and trailer for Framing John DeLorean, a documentary fused with narrative elements, which tells the story of the rise and fall of John DeLorean, featuring Alec Baldwin as the automobile engineer and founder of the DeLorean Motor Company. Check them out here…

Money, power, politics, drugs, scandal, and fast cars. The incredible story of John DeLorean is the stuff of a Hollywood screenwriter’s dreams. But who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man. For the first time, Framing John Delorean recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking. Interweaving
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Framing John Delorean (2019) Movie Trailer: Alec Baldwin Brings the Story of John DeLorean to Life

Framing John Delorean Trailer Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce‘s Framing John Delorean (2019) movie trailer stars Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles, Dean Winters, and Michael Rispoli. Framing John Delorean‘s plot synopsis: “Money, power, politics, drugs, scandal, and fast cars. The incredible story of John DeLorean is the stuff of a Hollywood screenwriter’s dreams. But [...]

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Framing John Delorean To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival – Stars Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles

Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles star in the brand new trailer for Framing John Delorean.

It was announced earlier this week that the film would have it premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival taking place April 24 – May 5. From Sundance Selects, Framing John Delorean opens in theaters and VOD June 7th.

Few left their mark on the automotive industry quite like John Z. DeLorean (1925-2005). As an engineer and executive at General Motors, beginning in the 1950s, he was at the helm of the industry’s successes of the era, including classic Pontiac and Chevrolet car models. Ascending to become the youngest division head in the Gm history, DeLorean broke away in 1973 to launch his own company. His signature stainless-steel DeLorean sports car was a notorious flop, though the model would later achieve pop culture infamy as the time-machine in Back to the Future.

In 1982, DeLorean was ensnared in scandal
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First Look at Alec Baldwin as John DeLorean in Trailer For Framing John Delorean

Alec Baldwin is playing John DeLorean in an upcoming biopic documentary called Framing John DeLorean. Today we have our first look at Baldwin in the role thanks to the photo above and the trailer for the movie below.

The movie is said to be a documentary that will be fused with narrative scenes, “this portrait of John Z. DeLorean covers the enigmatic automaker’s rise to stardom and shocking fall from grace.” It will include interviews with colleagues, employees, lawyers, friends, and family who knew him best. These interviews will be “interspersed with dramatized vignettes, including a performance by Alec Baldwin – as they all endeavor in their own ways to uncover the real DeLorean.”

Here’s the synopsis:

Money, power, politics, drugs, scandal, and fast cars. The incredible story of John DeLorean is the stuff of a Hollywood screenwriter’s dreams. But who was the real John DeLorean? To some,
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Framing John DeLorean Trailer Features Alec Baldwin as the Infamous Car Maker

If the dueling Fyre Festival documentaries from Netflix and Hulu have taught us anything it's that people love to watch a good disaster story unfold in the real world, as long as nobody actually gets hurt. Enter Framing John Delorean. This documentary will be the first movie of any kind to chronicle the life of the infamous car maker who revolutionized the car industry and was poised to go down as one of the greats before going down on felony drug charges instead. For those in need of a fix after binging those Fyre docs, this may well do the trick.

Most people know the DeLorean from the Back to The Future movies, which has helped cement its place as a staple in pop culture to this day. But as this trailer reveals, the story about the man behind that car is far more fascinating than we may realize. He married a supermodel,
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