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Paul Schrader Won’t Watch Showtime’s ‘American Gigolo,’ Says Adapting His Film Is “Terrible Idea”

Paul Schrader is not mincing words when it comes to his feelings about the forthcoming television adaptation of his film American Gigolo. Schrader wrote and directed the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced crime movie from 1980 that featured Richard Gere as sex worker Julian Kay and Lauren Hutton as the wife of a politician. After Showtime released the […]

Paul Schrader to Receive Venice Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Honor

Paul Schrader, director of American Gigolo, Cat People, First Reformed and The Card Counter and the screenwriter of Martin Scorsese’s classics Raging Bull and Taxi Driver, will be honored with this year’s Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival. Schrader’s work is inextricably linked with the New Hollywood revolution in […]

Oscar Isaac on Working With “Punk Rock” Paul Schrader on ‘The Card Counter’

Oscar Isaac, fresh from HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage and the big screen’s Dune, focused on another new project, Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter, during a recent Q&A following an American Cinematheque screening of the gambling drama at Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre. The 42-year-old actor poked fun at the 75-year-old Schrader, saying, “Dude’s old — […]

AFM: Paul Schrader’s Crime Thriller ‘Master Gardener’ Lands Global Sales

The Master Gardener, the next project from veteran screenwriter and director Paul Schrader following this year’s festival favorite The Card Counter, has landed a number of key territory sales. HanWay Films has closed deals for the upcoming crime thriller with Leonine (Germany and Switzerland), The Jokers (France), Volgafilm (CIS and Baltics), M2 Films (Eastern Europe), […]

Toronto Hot List: Jason Statham, Kaley Cuoco and More Stars Topline Fest’s Buzziest Sales Titles

“Nowadays, no one has the same agenda,” says Sony Pictures Classics co-president Tom Bernard. That precept sums up the post-COVID market landscape, which has forced streamers, day-and-daters and traditional theatrical distributors to carve out an increasingly specialized niche within their own subset. As a result, agents are finding fewer, but more focused, players vying for […]

Venice: Has the Fest Become a Victim of Its Own Success?

Venice last year felt like a miracle. Just pulling off an in-person festival, safely, in the midst of a global pandemic was such an incredible feat, all of us lucky enough to have experienced it felt overwhelmingly privileged and grateful. But that was then. This year, Venice in some ways has become a victim of […]

Oscar Isaac in Paul Schrader’s ‘The Card Counter’: Film Review | Venice 2021

Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe also star in this brooding redemption drama about a former military interrogator turned professional gambler.

Venice: Read THR’s Day 1 Digital Festival Daily

The Hollywood Reporter has released its first Venice Film Festival digital daily issue, which features a discussion with Paul Schrader about Venice entry The Card Counter, a look into Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, Edgar Wright detailing what it was like to film Last Night in Soho during lockdown, among others. “Man in a Room” Existential Thriller The […]

Bill Taylor, VFX Artist on ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Fast and the Furious’ and ‘Bourne Identity,’ Dies at 77

Bill Taylor, the veteran visual effects artist who worked on films including Blade Runner, The Fast and the Furious and The Bourne Identity, has died. He was 77. The Visual Effects Society, of which Taylor was a founding member, announced his death. No details were revealed. “Bill was a wonderful, giving colleague, and I was honored […]

Paul Schrader Announces Facebook Hiatus After Post on Andrew Cuomo Allegations

Veteran filmmaker and Facebook provocateur Paul Schrader announced a one-month sabbatical from posting on the social media platform as of Aug. 3. The timing was not coincidental: He’s got a new film and the distributor asked him to cut it out. “[Focus Features] has asked me to chill on FB for a month. No problem. […]

Tiffany Haddish, Willem Dafoe, Tye Sheridan Join Paul Schrader’s ‘The Card Counter’

Tiffany Haddish, Willem Dafoe and Tye Sheridan have joined Paul Schrader's 'The Card Counter' alongside Oscar Isaac. Martin Scorsese is executive producing the revenge thriller set in the casino scene, reteaming with Schrader, his screenplay writer on 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull.'

Oscar Isaac to Star in Paul Schrader’s Revenge Thriller ‘The Card Counter’

Paul Schrader has tapped Oscar Isaac for his next feature, revenge thriller 'The Card Counter.'