Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Keep checking CASH The Film Fan Blog for the latest confirmed information about the film's release date.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
The Film CASH INCLUDES THE BRAND NEW SINGLE OUT in 2010 FEATURING SWAY AND JAGS SOUL SINGER, WHICH IS ALSO THE TITLE SONG FOR THE MOVIE CASH! JOIN NOW
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
CASH Podcast 2, featuring Rising Star Chris Hemsworth can now be seen on YouTube.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Check out the new CASH podcast on the website:
Click on Multimedia to view the podcast. New scenes of Sean Bean, Chris Hemsworth, and the rest of the cast and crew.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Stephen Milburn Anderson talks about using this theme in CASH:
Ordinary people, simply doing their jobs, and without any particular hostility on their part, can become agents in a terrible destructive process. Moreover, even when the destructive effects of their work become patently clear, and they are asked to carry out actions incompatible with fundamental standards of morality, relatively few people have the resources needed to resist authority.
Milgram, Stanley. (1974), "The Perils of Obedience". Harper's Magazine. Abridged and adapted from Obedience to Authority.
To learn more about Stanley Milgram’s Experiment and its impact check out these two links:
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Since this all neatly ties into the Ca$h! film starring our favorite villain/bad boy Sean Bean we want to know what is it that attracts a woman to someone so bad? In films, television and even real life, women seem to love bad boys. What makes a bad boy so darn attractive? Irresistible? Hot? Is it the risk, the danger, the rebellion? Are nice guys just boring? Too predictable? Unexciting? Just too…nice?
Check out the following clips featuring Sean Bean and Chris Hemsworth. Which character would you want to end up with after all was said and done?
And guys—we want to hear from you as well. Do you see yourself as a good guy or a bad guy? What do you think of women being attracted to bad boys? Does it make you want to act up? Or do nice guys finish last and usually end up getting the girl?
Click on Comments below and let us know your thoughts!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
But we can report that the CA$H Marketing Team had a private screening of the movie at the Gene Siskel film center in Chicago, which means more people are getting to see this exciting film! http://www.siskelfilmcente
Thursday, May 21, 2009
May 21, 2009
By J.T. MORAND email@example.com
Movie producer Naveen Chathappuram wants to solidify Chicago as a movie-making locale.
At the same time, "Ca$h," Chathappuram's first major motion picture shot in Chicago intended for wide distribution, is putting the producer's company, Immortal Thoughts Productions, on the map.
Chathappuram, who was raised in Downers Grove and attended Columbia College, always thought Chicago, with all its dichotomies, was overlooked by Hollywood. He opened the Immortal Thoughts office in Northfield and set his sights on producing movies in the Windy City.
"My aim was to shoot in Chicago. It just went with my vision," he said. "To me, L.A. has gotten old, it's gotten boring to me."
"Ca$h" addresses the old dilemma of greed vs. morality, but it's not stale. The issue is being scrutinized today more than ever.
In this psychological thriller, some good fortune lands in the lap of a Chicago couple down on their luck, Sam and Leslie Phelan, played by Chris Hemsworth and Victoria Profeta. But, when the sinister Pyke Kubic, played by Sean Bean, shows up, the couple's fortune could be more trouble than it's worth. The couple is dragged by Kubic through one hair-raising situation after another on the streets of Chicago.
Immortal Thoughts has produced a couple films called "Beyond the Sun," a low budget effort in 2001, and "Nothing But Life," featuring some Bollywood stars and released in India in 2005. "Ca$h" was written and directed by Stephen Milburn Anderson, who also directed "South Central," "Hearts of Stone," and "Dead Men Can't Dance" among other films.
Anderson wrote the script, originally called, "The Root of All Evil," in 1993, because he was fascinated by the influence of money at that time. Fast forward 16 years, when swindlers like Bernie Madoff, sub prime mortgages and exorbitant bonuses for executives of failing companies dominate the news. Money still seems to be the root of all evil.
"It's come to be incredibly apropos," Anderson said of the story.
"I can't believe how relevant it is to these times," Chathappuram added.
Chathappuram said if a script doesn't grab him in the first five pages, he sets it down.
But, "Ca$h" was different.
"I read the whole script," he said. "It was very captivating."
Anderson originally set the film in Los Angeles, but changed his mind after visiting Chicago at the request of Chathappuram, who said Chicago was the better city in which to shoot. He agreed that Chicago, a city he'd never been to before, was better suited to "Ca$h."
He said the Phelans are more Chicagoan than they are Angelino -- they're rooted, hard-working and down to earth.
"In L.A., people are there for a job," he said. "But in Chicago, people are there because they like to live there."
Anderson, who lives in New Mexico, said another of his scripts, which is about to start shooting, is also set in the Windy City.
"I fell in love with Chicago," he said.
Producer and director are confident "Ca$h" will get picked up because it addresses many of today's financial concerns such as foreclosure, debt, unemployment and desperation in an action-packed way. They're anticipating a fall release in wide distribution.
Media 8 Entertainment, which produced and distributed the Academy Award-winning "Monster," is serving as the sales agent for "Ca$h," which was shown at the March du Film at the Cannes Film Festival last week with hopes of finding a distributor for the film.
Plus, the rising star power of Hemsworth, who appears at the beginning of the new "Star Trek" blockbuster as James T. Kirk's father and the always threatening Bean, whose works include "Lord of the Rings," "National Treasure" and "The Hitcher," are strong selling points.
"That," Chathappuram said, "is going to add to the glow of our film."
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Congratulations to Sean Bean for his nomination as Best Actor for his role as John Dawson in Red Riding in this year's UK TV Quick and TV Choice Awards.
Red Riding leads the nominations for this year's awards and in addition to Sean the series itself is nominated in the best new drama category.
The awards ceremony will take place at London's Dorchester Hotel on September 7.
Prizes are awarded based on reader votes from TV Quick and TV Choice. To cast your vote go to www.tvquick.co.uk.
Exciting times for the cast of CASH!
Source: Digital Spy
Sunday, May 17, 2009
CA$H! star Chris Hemsworth has been cast as Thor in Marvel Studios live action mega movie directed by Kenneth Branagh and scheduled for release in 2010. Chris will play the character in two movies, Thor and The Avengers. No wonder the man is smiling.
The story was first reported on Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily.
Who is Thor? According to Wikipedia Thor is a fictional superhero based on the deity of the same name from Norse mythology, who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Oh yes, there is also a report that Chris was just cast in the remake of the movie Red Dawn.
Of course, we can all see Chris later this year starring in CA$H! with Sean Bean. Stay tuned for reports from Cannes and the Marche du Film in the coming weeks. The Cannes premiere of CA$H! is scheduled for Monday, May 18.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Going to Cannes next week? Here's your chance to see CASH! at the Marche du Film.
In parallel to the Festival de Cannes, the Marché du Film, since its creation in 1959, has become platform of exchanges between professionals from all around the world. Each year, producers, international sellers, distributors and financiers meet up in Cannes to form partnerships for tomorrow’s films.See below for screening times and information:
Duration : 108 minutes
Genre : Action/Adventure
Country(ies) : USA
Language(s) : ENGLISH
Director(s) : Steven Milburn ANDERSON
Cast : Sean BEAN, Chris HEMSWORTH, Victoria PROFETA
Producer(s) : Naveen CHATHAPPURAM
CAN Screening (Premiere)
12:00 LERINS 2
18:00 LERINS 2
CASH is an action-driven psychological thriller in which a stroke of good luck for Sam (Chris Hemsworth) quickly turns into a deadly game, when the strange and sinister criminal Pyke Kubic (Sean Bean) appears at their doorstep.
Market History : Cannes 2009 (Premiere)
Year of production : 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
CA$H! star Chris Hemsworth can be seen on movie screens now in Star Trek. Chris plays George Kirk, father to future Star Fleet officer James T. Kirk.
Star Trek premiered April 30 in Los Angeles and below we see Chris Hemsworth's arrival at this star packed event:
"Chris Hemsworth (Kirk, Sr.) delivers an outstanding... performance as Kirk’s father, with Jennifer Morrison (Kirk’s mother) doing an equally amazing job. Their work together in the first major pivotal scene in the film is some of the best acting in the entire flick, and will almost certainly make any fan get misty-eyed." StellarCross.org
Click on photo to see a video interview with Chris Hemsworth at the Star Trek Premiere.
Chris Hemsworth next film CA$H! will premiere later this year.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
See the Kray Twinz hard at work on the music for CASH! Click on the link below for more photos and a report on their work for the film:
Sunday, May 3, 2009
When Sean Bean, by a twist of fate, got the role of Richard Sharpe in a series based on Bernard Cornwell’s popular novels, he made the role his own. No matter the description in the early novels of Sharpe as a black haired Londoner, after 1993 Sharpe was now and forever a blond man from Yorkshire. His creation of the role is so vivid, that for some fans Richard Sharpe is almost a separate person from actor Sean Bean. The consequences for Sean Bean’s career are many, but one consequence is indisputable, that Richard Sharpe and the Sharpe series made him a huge star in the UK.
Richard Sharpe is the creation of Bernard Cornwell and is the main character in his series of historical novels about the British Army under the command of Arthur Wellesley, later the Duke of Wellington, during the Napoleonic Wars and also in India. Bernard Cornwell says of his creation:
Sharpe is a villain; he's a rogue, but he's our rogue, he's our villain.
The Sharpe television series aired in the UK between 1993 and 1997. After a break of several years, Sean returned to the role of Richard Sharpe in two series filmed in India: Sharpe’s Challenge, which aired in April 2006, and Sharpe’s Peril which aired in November 2008. For those not familiar with the books, the series, or the history behind both, you can go to our website for more information, www.SharpePointe.com.
Richard Sharpe is a larger-than-life hero, who kills the French, is loyal to his men, fights enemies within his own ranks, and rescues damsels in distress in his spare time. For Sean Bean the challenge is keeping his Sharpe still very human, a man whose struggle the audience can identify with, whose wins we can celebrate, and whose passions we can relate to.
The Sharpe series is also about merit and friendship. Merit, because at a time when money was the road to promotion in the British military, Richard Sharpe, son of a prostitute and penniless orphan, rises through the ranks and becomes an officer due to his skill, intelligence, and cunning. He’s also a true gentleman, not by birth and money, but by nature and charm. Sean Bean is perfect at portraying this duality in Sharpe’s character. He skillfully portrays a man who is sure of his luck and skill in battle, yet insecure in society. Sean is also very believable in portraying Sharpe in the early episodes of the series as a natural but inexperienced leader who is at first not accepted by his men as a "proper officer". But with "tough love" he forms a strong bond with Sergeant Patrick Harper and with the Chosen Men under his command. In the clips below we see some of these layers of character in Sean Bean’s performance:
That brings me to Richard Sharpe as Romantic Hero. Why would a series about war have such a large female audience? I would say the answer is both Sean Bean and his alter ego Richard Sharpe.
How perfect for a late 20th Century female audience that Sharpe’s first love in the series is a soul mate, a woman warrior and guerilla leader, Teresa Moreno, played by Spanish actress Assumpta Serna. Teresa is Sharpe in reverse, a young woman of wealth who because of the rape and pillage of French soldiers becomes a rebel leader and a killer of the enemy. She is Sharpe’s first true love and Sean Bean as officer and gentleman knows how to turn flawlessly from soldier to lover. We can see in his eyes, and his body language that he can make us believe the battle hardened solider can also be tender, passionate, gallant, and understanding to his women.
Combine this with a dashing uniform and a handsome man, and women fans continue to follow the series, and read the books. We can get a glimpse of Sean as romantic hero in the video below of several romantic scenes between Sharpe (Sean Bean) and Teresa (Assumpta Serna):
But did I mention that our romantic hero is not always faithful to his women? Yes, there’s that rogue part again…the bad boy we’ve talked about before. Sharpe may be true to his loves in heart and soul, but not always in body. So this brings us back to the question, are women attracted to bad boys? Maybe I’ll continue to explore this in future posts with more about the series and more about Sharpe and his women.
Later this year Sean Bean becomes not one, but two vivid and multi-layered characters in CA$H! We can look forward to seeing him as Pyke and Reese.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
So imagine my surprise to find out that the fine Irish actor I had newly discovered was actually from Yorkshire. It’s not just a matter of jumping the Irish channel to England, but the distinction between the North and South of England as well. Some people outside the UK may not be aware there is a great difference, but it is not just the contrast between say, a posh English accent from the South and the discernible Northern accent of Sean’s birth…a mix of ‘sex and steel’ as one astute female observer noted. But it is also about his animal sense of place. A bit of ‘up the country’ in Sean’s ability to play those characters from the ground up, charging those roles with an innate sense of pride and gritty realism that makes him distinct amongst his peers. There’s a stand and fight sense about Sean Bean; a tradition long held dear on both sides of the Irish Sea.
Perhaps it is these character traits that drew a director’s or a producer’s eye towards Sean, for these early films. Did they somehow perceive or sniff out an Irishman in the making? Whatever it was, their keen foresight would prove largely prophetic for it was just the beginning in showcasing Sean’s flair for perfecting accents and absorbing people from all walks of life.
Sean Bean’s first appearance in a film as an Irishman was in the part of Dominic O’Brien in Catherine Cookson’s The Fifteen Streets, 1989. When Sean was first cast, Producer Ray Marshall had a challenge:
He needed someone dashing, a bit rough around the edges, but also something of a charmer. He instantly knew Sean Bean was right for the role of Dominic O'Brien. It was a casting made in heaven. And thanks to his role in the drama set on the Tyne docks in 1910, Sean Bean became a household name and international film star.
Jun 26 2001 Evening Chronicle
Dashing? A bit rough around the edges? Aye, Sean Bean was their man, all right. And he would prove perfect for the role of the brash, arrogant younger brother of the sensible, and even tempered John O’Brien.
The Fifteen Streets tells the story of turn-of-the-century Great Britain, where a Northern factory worker (Owen Teale) and an aristocratic school teacher fall deeply in love, only to find their passion sorely tested by their class and cultural differences. The story becomes further complicated when the naive and child-like Nancy from across the way becomes pregnant and everyone suspects John to be the father.
In his second role as an Irishman, Bean plays the slow-witted son of Bull McCabe in The Field, 1990. This time Sean was up against some true giants of his profession, keeping company with the likes of Richard Harris and John Hurt. These acting greats did not overshadow Bean’s ability to perform; in fact the challenge enhanced his work, proving that he could stand up to seasoned veterans with ease.
With very little dialogue, Bean was able to take us into the heart and mind of Tadgh McCabe; a son who bears the monstrous responsibility of a tragedy that occurred in the family years ago and who bears the brunt of his father’s anger. Emotions flicker over Sean’s face like clouds across a landscape; alternately playing light and dark in fleeting glimpses that threaten us with their presence. We are drawn in, unaware of it trespassing into our own emotions as we watch this grown man struggle to deal with his father’s irrational ideas and bullying tirades. When Tadgh finally meets a tinker’s daughter, we see him struggle to act like the man he so badly wants to become beneath his father’s relentless rule.
This may be one of Sean’s earliest roles but it remains one of my favorites for the sheer range of feeling he shows in a glance, the way he sets his jaw or in the slump and crouch of his body as he tears through the Irish countryside, seeking escape from unexpressed thoughts and confusion.
The fire and bravado we saw executed in Sean’s earlier portrayal of Dominic would serve him well when he came up for the role as Sean Miller in Patriot Games 1992. In this film, Bean plays an Irish terrorist bent on revenge for the killing of his younger brother by Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) who foils a splinter faction of the IRA’s attempt to kill a member of the Royal Family. Obsessed with killing Ryan and his family, Bean displays his hatred in wordless vitriol.
Despite its many violent episodes, the film remains bloodless. Perhaps that can be traced to Mr. Clancy's fascination with technology, and to his way of treating human characters only slightly less methodically than he treats machines. The Ryans are so generically happy, and the terrorists so generically bad, that it's a wonder Mr. Noyce can create any real tension or surprise. But he has cast the villainous roles particularly well; the fierce-looking Sean Bean is outstandingly good as Ryan's main antagonist, and Patrick Bergen brings the right air of calculation to the terrorist mastermind he plays. Several of the film's main sequences, like an encounter between Mr. Bean's Sean Miller and David Threlfall as the police inspector who has been his captor, derive their horror from the looks of pure loathing that these terrorists bestow upon their prey.
Patriot Games by Janet Maslin New York Times, June 5, 1992
Sean’s Belfast accent was flawless and his deep-seated hatred for those who had destroyed his family sprang from genes you would have sworn were fast-rooted in troubled Irish soil.
To think that Bean was simultaneously filming Lady Chatterley, playing the sensitive Yorkshire gamekeeper Mellors which would quickly ensure his place as every woman’s ‘bit of rough’ whilst portraying a Belfast assassin who kills with calculated coolness and ferocity is astonishing.
One can’t help but wonder how we will see Bean pull off his two distinct roles and mindsets in the upcoming Ca$h. If experience has anything to teach us, it tells us to grab a passport and brush up on your Baedeker; Sean’s about to take you on a trip you’re not soon likely to forget.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thank you for commenting and posting your answers to the Far North trivia questions (see earlier post about Sean Bean as Loki). Check below to see if you got the correct answers.
Answers to Trivia Questions
Where was Sean Bean when Asif Kapadia called to talk about Far North? Where was Asif Kapadia? What movie was Sean filming at the time?
Sean Bean was in New Mexico filming The Hitcher and Asif Kapadia was in London talking on his cell phone in a restaurant car park.
Why did cast and crew have to be protected by men with guns while filming?
The cast and crew had to be protected from 3,000 polar bears that live in the location the movie was filmed.
One of the mysteries of the movie is the time and place the movie takes place. The movie was really filmed in what country?
The movie was filmed in Svalbard, Norway, near the Arctic Circle.
Who wrote the short story the film is based on?
If familiar with the short story name a few differences between the movie and the story?
True that the short story has only three characters, but in the story the characters had no names. Asif Kapadia and Tim Miller, who wrote the screenplay for the movie, gave them the names of Saiva, Anja, and Loki.
Another difference in the short story the man and one of the women are young, the second woman is old, and though we don't really know her age, she is clearly much older than the two other characters. In the film, Loki (Sean Bean) and Saiva (Michelle Yeoh) are contemporaries in age, and Anja (Michelle Krusiec) is younger.
In the video below Sean Bean, Michelle Yeoh, and Asif Kapadia comment on the making of Far North.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The excitement continues as we let you know the site is now up http://www.thefilmcash.com/ and running. Go to the site and you will see all kinds of cool extras about the film, including one fab, totally cool contest where you can win a chance to walk the red carpet with Sean Bean!
Check the site for lots of other goodies such as downloads, screensaver, buddy icons, ringtones and more!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Today, April 17th, we celebrate his 50th birthday and his stellar career spanning every medium, from theatre to radio, from television to film.
We thank him for sharing his talent with his fans, amazing us with playing such varied roles as the impassioned Mellors in Lady Chatterley, the heroic Richard Sharpe in the beloved Sharpe Series, and the fallible Boromir in The Lord of the Rings.
Through him we’ve modeled for a great Master, taken on the French, been driven by jealousy, lost a brother, sworn vengeance, plotted and schemed, scored a goal, loved like no other, suffered capture and torture, defended the people, sworn our allegiance, grieved for a child, fought with mythic grandeur, gone into the mind of a madman, plumbed the depths of evil, lived by our wits in the sand and the snow, slain our enemies and died a thousand deaths -- and still the journey has not ended.
We congratulate him on his critically acclaimed role of corrupt real estate developer John Dawson in the 2009 David Peace drama series The Red Riding Trilogy on UK’s Channel 4.
His next role in CA$H has us eager with anticipation, and we expect he will receive the attention he deserves.
Sean, may all your dreams come true, for you have been true to yourself and the result has been everyone’s gain. On behalf of all your fans, with affection and admiration.
Traci Moore/Myriam Lechuga