Film Bits: ‘Sully’ Tops Weekend Box Office; ‘Breaking Bad’ Team Reunites; Alexis Arquette Dies at 47

‘Breaking Bad’ Team Reunites for Jim Jones Miniseries


Vince Gilligan and Michelle MacLaren, the producing team behind Breaking Bad, have reteamed to develop a new series, Raven, for HBO. The series will reportedly follow the notorious Jim Jones cult, The Peoples Temple, from its early days to its tragic final days. The limited series will be written by Gilligan with MacLaren in the director’s chair. That’s a powerful combo, one which produced some of the best episodes of one of the best TV shows of all time, including “One Minute,” “Salud,” and “To’hajiilee.” The working relationship between Gilligan and MacLaren goes back even farther, however, with the two having also worked together on The X-Files. They’ve long proven their ability to create taut, amazing dramas, which should be more than enough to pique your interest in their latest project.


Trailer for ‘The Promise’ Gives First Glimpse as Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale Epic


The trailer for Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac’s new drama The Promise was released, giving us our first glimpse at two award winning actors facing off in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire. Bale plays an American journalist embedded in the warzone who meets Isaac’s Michael, a young medical student. The two are drawn into a love triangle with Ana (Charlotte Le Bon) as war, chaos, and genocide surge around them. The film is written and directed by Terry George (Hotel Rwanda). As of yet, no release date has been given.


Actress/Activist Alexis Arquette Dies at 47


Actress and transgender activist Alexis Arquette died on Sunday, September 11, surrounded by her family. She was 47. Born Robert, Arquette made appearances in numerous films over the years, including a small role in Pulp Fiction, and as a Boy George impersonator in The Wedding Singer. In later years, Arquette became a vocal advocate for transgender rights and visibility, becoming one of the faces for the movement, which has gained much traction in recent years. In a statement made by the Arquette family, it was said that Alexis died peacefully while her family sang along with David Bowie’s Starman.


Clint Eastwood Soars to Number One with ‘Sully’

Tom Hanks in Sully

Clint Eastwood’s latest film, Sully, soared to box office success this weekend, earning the number one spot with $35.5 million. Another newcomer, When the Bough Breaks, came in at number two with $15 million, sending previous weeks number one and two, Don’t Breathe and Suicide Squad, down to number three and four with $8.2 million and $5.6 million, respectively. Newcomer The Wild Life rounded out the top five with $3.4 million.

  1. Sully– $35.5 million
  2. When the Bough Breaks- $15 million
  3. Don’t Breathe-$8.2 million
  4. Suicide Squad-$5.6 million
  5. The Wild Life-$3.4 million
  6. Kubo and the Two Strings-$3.2 million
  7. Pete’s Dragon-$2.9 million
  8. Bad Moms-$2.8 million
  9. Hell or High Water-$2.6 million
  10. Sausage Party-$2.3 million

(Box Office Mojo)

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