Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vincent D'Onofrio to play Harvey Weinstein in Down And Dirty

15 December, 2009 | By Jeremy Kay

Vincent D’Onofrio is being lined up to play Harvey Weinstein in Yamani Pictures’ Down And Dirty, an adaptation of Peter Biskind’s Hollywood tell-all beststeller.

The casting development emerged as international event production and talent management company 7th Level Entertainment Group announced it had signed a deal to support Yamani Pictures’ 2010-15 feature slate with tours and events.

In return Yamani will invest an undisclosed sum to provide an acquisitions fund to 7th Level, a wholly owned subsidiary of California-based Signature Devices.

Besides Down And Dirty, other titles on Yamani’s 2010-11 production slate include Bill Condon’s Richard Pryor film Is It Something I Said starring Eddie Murphy, and Only The Hood Dies Young with Bruce Willis, DMX and Mickey Rourke.

7th Level CEO R J Bucaria and Yamani CEO Robert Yasin Wright announced the deal this week.


Guess who’s going to play Richard Pryor and Harvey Weinstein? - thanks Judy!

Artvoice.com, 12.15.09
by M. Faust

As a rule I don’t spend too much time perusing announcements of upcoming movies. (It’s all I can do to deal with the ones opening next week, much less next year). But my eye was caught by two titles on the 2010-2011 slate for Yamani Pictures.

The first one will be Is It Something I Said, starring Eddie Murphy as Richard Pryor. You knew it was only a matter of time, right?

Here’s the one I’ll be looking forward to: Down And Dirty Pictures, based on Peter Biskind’s book about the “indie” film movement of the 1990s, and starring Vincent D’Onofrio as Harvey Weinstein, the one-time Buffalo concert promoter who became the most feared man in the business since Louis B. Meyer. I’ve been a fan of D’Onofrio ever since his psycho turn in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket. He’s played a wide range of characters, and I can’t help but wonder which of his faces the casting director had in mind when picturing him as Weinstein.


Bunny said...

EXCELLENT. Hopefully, a "break out" role for him, with oscar hopes all over it.

tate31nym said...

As much as I love Vincent, I strongly dislike Weinstein. Ah well. Maybe his portrayal will win me over?

janethyland said...

Good news!

judith said...

Can't wait to see this film and what Vincent does with it. I think he will be brillant in it.

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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