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Pedro Pascal & Chris Hemsworth Unite in Heat-Style Action Thriller Crime 101


Pedro Pascal and Chris Hemsworth are teaming up for the crime thriller Crime 101, and both Netflix and Amazon Studios are vying for the rights to the project. Bart Layton, known for American Animals and The Imposter, will be directing Crime 101. Crime 101 is based on a novella by Don Winslow and has been compared to the acclaimed film Heat.

The Mandalorian and The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal will team up with Thor and Extraction star Chris Hemsworth for the Heat-style crime thriller Crime 101. And the idea of the two A-listers uniting for an action outing clearly has studios in a frenzy, as reports have revealed that both Netflix and Amazon Studios are currently fighting for the rights to the project.

As per a report by Deadline, Netflix and Amazon are now doing battle for Crime 101 in a deal that the publication describes as “whopping,” with Amazon reportedly having “the edge.” While no deals are yet in place, sources have revealed that both Pascal and Hemsworth “have shown interest in the project prior to the strike.”

Alongside the duo of Pedro Pascal and Chris Hemsworth, Crime 101 has tapped American Animals director Bart Layton to helm the project. As well as the critically acclaimed heist movie American Animals, which tells the true story of the Transylvania University book heist which took place in 2004, Layton is also known for the BAFTA winning documentary The Imposter, which explores the 1997 case of a French confidence trickster Frédéric Bourdin.

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Crime 101 Has Been Compared to Michael Mann’s Seminal Crime Thriller, Heat

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Crime 101 will be based on the novella of the same name, which was released back in July 2021. Written by Don Winslow, Crime 101 has been compared to director Michael Mann’s seminal 1995 crime thriller Heat starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Which is certainly a comparison that should spark excitement. Though it’s a very high bar to reach for…

“A string of high-level jewel heists up and down the Pacific Coast Highway has gone unsolved for years, mostly because the perpetrator has lived by a strict code he calls ‘Crime 101,’” the official synopsis for Crime 101 reads. “Police attribute the thefts to the Colombian cartels. But Detective Lou Lubesnick’s gut says it’s the work of just one man. Now the lone-wolf jewel thief is looking for that fabled final last score, and Lou breaks all the rules of ‘Crime 101.’”

While further details surrounding the adaptation are unknown, we can assume from the novella’s outline that Pedro Pascal and Chris Hemsworth are circling the two main roles, with one playing the thief while the other stars as Detective Lou Lubesnick. The smart money would bet on Pascal playing the criminal, while Hemsworth plays the cop. But really, either actor could play either role.

Over the last few years, Pedro Pascal and Chris Hemsworth have become two of the biggest names in Hollywood. The former is best known for his roles in the likes of Game of Thrones, Wonder Woman 1984, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, and his emergence as a protective father figure in both The Mandalorian and The Last of Us. The actor recently joined a stellar cast for the upcoming swords-and-sandals sequel, Gladiator 2, with the actor’s name now causing instant interest as soon as it’s attached.

Chris Hemsworth meanwhile is best known for his role in the MCU as Thor, with the actor expected to star in both upcoming Avengers sequels. The Marvel actor will next be seen joining the Mad Max franchise in the prequel, Furiosa, before voicing Optimus Prime in Transformers One.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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