Monday, November 23, 2009

The Excitement Builds!!!!!

Brand spanking new poster for Cash from AFM. Check out the cool lettering of Sean Bean's name in America's legal tender...He looks refined and in control...Stay tuned!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Important Information Regarding Release Date of CASH.

The producers of CASH have asked us to share information regarding the UK release date for the film and the recent postings on the Internet of a release date. There has been no official confirmation of a release date by the film producers. The release date of the film in the UK and internationally will depend on the marketing strategy for release of CASH in the US, and that date is still to be determined.

Keep checking CASH The Film Fan Blog for the latest confirmed information about the film's release date.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sean Bean- Exclusive - PODCAST #3 - The Film CASH

Sean Bean talk about his dual role in The Film CASH.

The film was completed on October 28th and is now ready for distributor screenings. The CASH producers are estimating release of the film in three to five months from now.

Friday, October 16, 2009

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

CASH Podcast 2 - Chris Hemsworth

CASH Podcast 2, featuring Rising Star Chris Hemsworth can now be seen on YouTube.

Monday, July 20, 2009


You can't win if you don't enter!

Myriam and Traci

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New CASH Podcast - Behind The Scenes

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

Just How Far is Too Far?

In Stephen Milburn Anderson’s film CASH! he explores the theme of how far will a person allow themselves to be pushed. How far will someone go before they stop themselves under the guise of an authority figure. Do they stop themselves? Can they? When Pyke Kubik comes into the Phelans lives, we see Sam and Leslie perform acts they normally wouldn’t. How to explain this all too common response? Is this the dark side, the bad side that is inherent in all human beings? Seeing evil in another person is one thing but what happens when you see it in yourself...and do its bidding?

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

Why Are Women Attracted to Bad Boys?

by Myriam Lechuga and Traci Moore

Ah yes. Why are women attracted to bad boys? In this special Ca$h! trailer we'll see Director Stephen Milburn Anderson discuss the main themes of Ca$h and the age old conundrum of women who are attracted to bad boys will be examined in his exciting new film.

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?


It's the reason why most women like to wear men's shirts, even though the sleeves hang down over their fingertips. The same reason they get all gooey when their fella wraps them in his jacket at the first hint of a chill breeze. We don't NEED to be protected, but we LIKE it. We like men because they're not women - and we equate that 'bad' behaviour with their physical, mental, and emotional ability to take care of us in a pinch.

Apart from that it happens in RL to nice, everyday women that run off with that guy fixing their car, that one who has too many tattoos. I think it's a combination of physical attraction, hormones, the urge to do something dangerous, something thrilling and maybe most of all fun.

I guess this topic is much more complex, and I guess the exact answer on "why bad boys" doesn't exist. For some ladies it is a question of thrills, and for some it's about power. But for some unfortunate ones, it is about fear, and powerlessness. I'm not sure that came out right....If a women is strong enough to handle "bad boys" that can be exciting and so, but if a women is not strong enough and lives a life of submission and fear, and so on....So many wonder why those women don't leave, and I actually don't know why. Love, security, right and wrong treatment.
Lady Blue

I dated a bad boy along time ago and he shook me from my hum drum life and gave me new purpose. He showed me that life isn't boring! Without it I would never have ventured off to another country to work and would never have met my husband!

I don't go for the nice, predictable men who put out the garbage and help around the house. They are simply not interesting enough. I myself am quite boring so I need someone else to bring some excitement in my life and frankly, I'd rather have a bad boy who makes a lot of money so I can hire someone to do the housework.
Blue Jay

I believe its due to the basic human instinct to survive and reproduce. A bad boy will fight, takes risks, not be afraid to stamp out the competition. Think of rutting deers. The alpha stag has proved himself in the rutt and attracts the most does because they see his DNA as a better prospect for the survival of the young.

I'll think more about why we like the bad boys, the truth is that they are more attractive, and I’m not referring to the physical, than the good boys, I think we all have a touch of wickedness in us, (and that’s what attracts us. )

I really don't believe Sean is a bad boy...I believe as an actor he has so much more to offer. I loved him in LOTR, in that part he showed real, deep and honest emotions of human internal struggles. I think he's much more appealing when playing characters who are fighting for something, someone, or against an injustice.

Women like things that are enigmatic or puzzling and a lot of the time I think they're trying to save people. Not to make the bad boy good but to understand him and master it or something, like a challenge.

Because bad boys have an aura of masculinity, independence and confidence, these are traits that are very attractive to women . Because women want to "save" and "rehabilitate" the bad boy.

So perhaps the ideal is a reformed bad boy, someone who is interesting and exciting, a manly man who will 'fight' for us, who is independent of the crowd and does his own thing on his own terms, but who does also have integrity and a caring and sensitive side, and who wears a green uniform - oops, am I getting too specific??!!

It's worth the risk to give up the safety of the good guy ....better to have tried. Deep down we're not the the type that matches the bad boy... we try to make ourselves feel interesting by wanting the bad boy.. .usually the more popular one but it' s not for us.

Click on Comments below and let us know your thoughts!
Thank you to The Mighty Bean and Sean Bean Online for their contributions and cooperation.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cannes: How Did It Go?

Now that the Cannes Film Festival has officially ended, we are left in a state of perplexed wonderment. We are anxiously waiting on news on how CA$H did in Cannes - And we hope it went well! Word has it that they added an extra screening...

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!

Stay tuned folks, when the news hits, you'll be the first to know right here!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hot of the Press ! Ca$h! News from the Evanston Review

May 21, 2009


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."

For source of article and more photos of CASH! click on link below:,entertainment-north-cash-052109-s1.article

2009 Digital Chicago, Inc.

Photos: CASH! The Film Fan Blog thanks CASH!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cast News: Sean Bean Nominated for Best Actor In Red Riding

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

Exciting times for the cast of CASH!

Source: Digital Spy

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cast News: Chris Hemsworth cast as Thor

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

In Cannes

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 MarchĂ© 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

Market status
CAN Screening (Premiere)


May 18

12:00 LERINS 2

May 19

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)

Production Schedule
Year of production : 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Chris Hemsworth Star Trek Now- CA$H Later

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."

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

Kray Twinz Behind -the- Scenes on the set of CASH!

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

Sean is Sharpe

It is an interesting phenomenon when a role becomes so identified with an actor that this portrayal becomes that character forever in the public’s mind. I’m sure this phenomenon has a number of consequences for the actor, the producers, the writers, and the director of a series or film and also for the creator of the character.

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,

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

Sean Bean Gets His Irish Up

At times, I think being an Anglophile is as much ingrained in the blood as it is being related to a country by birth. I’d mentioned in a previous post that the first time I saw Sean Bean was in The Field and Patriot Games, where he plays a young Irish farmer and an IRA terrorist, respectively. My own background consists of both Irish and English ancestors and I’d been raised with a good sense of both countries, their histories, their troubles and travails where I could see and empathize with the both sides of the equation. Films often enhance the experience and take you into a place and into the psyche of a certain character and I soon found out that Sean Bean was more than capable of taking me into a familiar world and expanding its horizons.

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.

Traci Moore

Monday, April 20, 2009

Answers to Sean Bean and Far North Article Trivia Questions

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?

Sara Maitland

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

Ca$H is Up and Running!

Hi All,
The excitement continues as we let you know the site is now up 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

Happy Birthday Sean Bean!


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.

Happy Birthday Sean!

Traci Moore/Myriam Lechuga

Three Good Men Collaborates With Media 8 Entertainment on CA$H

Three Good Men announced today that it has entered into a deal with Media 8 Entertainment regarding the world-wide distribution of its film CA$H, starring Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Flightplan). Under the agreement, Media 8 will serve as world sales agent for the film, which will make its market debut at the upcoming Cannes Marche du Film in May.

“We are so excited to collaborate with Media 8 Entertainment, as they have worked with many other notable films that fall into the CA$H genre. These movies have attained great success under the Media 8 banner. We look forward to adding CA$H to its list of high-quality films,” said CA$H producer Naveen Chathappuram.
“We are really excited to bring the movie CA$H to the worldwide marketplace. The film is a smart, action-filled ride, with an excellent performance by Sean Bean at its center,” said Stewart Hall, President of Media 8 Entertainment. “And the themes of greed, materialism, and morality that this film raises are especially timely in today’s environment.”
CA$H is an action-driven psychological thriller that examines the gripping power money wields over us all. In CASH!, a stroke of good luck for Sam (Chris Hemsworth – Star Trek, A Perfect Getaway) and his wife Leslie (Victoria Profeta - Push) quickly turns deadly when the strange and sinister criminal Pyke Kubic (Sean Bean) appears at their doorstep. As Pyke leads Sam and Leslie on a tumultuous adventure through the streets of Chicago, each are pulled deeper and deeper into a desperate spiral of violence and deception-- all in the name of money.
CA$H is the work of acclaimed director Stephen Milburn Anderson of SOUTH CENTRAL fame. Known for his examination of societal evils in SOUTH CENTRAL, Anderson continues his analysis of the human persona through CA$H
CA$H is filmed in association with Immortal Thoughts Production, Golden Wings Cinema and Tomahawk Films.
About Media 8 Entertainment
Media 8 Entertainment is a leading film entertainment company engaged in the production, financing, acquisition, and worldwide licensing of theatrical feature films in a variety of genres. Media 8 produced and distributed the Academy Award-winning MONSTER, the critically acclaimed THE UPSIDE OF ANGER starring Joan Allen and Kevin Costner, and the action-drama RUNNING SCARED written and directed by Wayne Kramer and starring Paul Walker.
Media 8 Entertainment's current slate of films includes DALI, starring Antonio Banderas and directed by Simon West; the hit UK comedy A FILM WITH ME IN IT; the romantic comedy EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE ITALIAN; SATISFACTION, to be directed by Anya Camilleri; THE RAMEN GIRL, starring Brittany Murphy and Toshiyuki Nishida; the critically acclaimed film AMERICAN SON which stars Nick Cannon, Tom Sizemore and Melonie Diaz; the historical drama EICHMANN starring Thomas Kretschmann, Troy Garity, and Franka Potente; and the emotional drama LOCAL COLOR starring Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ray Liotta and Trevor Morgan.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sean the Good: Stormy Monday and Windprints by Myriam

By now you are wondering if Sean Bean has ever played a good guy in films. Well, early in his film career Sean played the male ingĂ©nue in two films he made in the late 80’s: Windprints and Stormy Monday.

Windprints (
The Killing Wind) 1991 - is a politically charged mystery that took a snapshot in time of the political realities of apartheid in South Africa and Namibia. The film was written and directed by South African director David Wicht. This film is unique because the political story is told through the story of mysterious Nhadiep (Lesley Fong), who may or may not be terrorizing white farmers, and his own people, the Nama. This film is almost impossible to find since it’s not out on DVD and the video is difficult to find. I was lucky to finally see it a couple of years ago when one of the US cable channels showed the film for a few weeks.

Sean plays Afrikaner Anton van Heerden, camera man and journalist conflicted about his role in fighting the injustices in his country. He joins jaded veteran British journalist Charles (John Hurt) to cover the story. I believe the plot was based on a real story, and the mystery and the characters’ lives end in a rather
unresolved way, just like real life. Sean’s character, Anton, is the conscience of this film, and he proves once again
his ability to transform himself in a role, South African accent and all.
Here are a few clips from the film:

I have a sentimental connection to the second film,
Stormy Monday 1988. It was the first time I saw Sean Bean and I’ve been a fan since that day. I still remember sitting in that small downtown art house movie theater, sadly now a drugstore. I had gone because I was curious to see Sting and Tommy Lee Jones and because I do like the Film Noir genre. I remember the small screen, and the image of the rain, and windshield wipers, and the sounds of modern jazz. Then there he was, looking out a window at Newcastle. It was Sean as young Irishman Brendan, looking for a job in the big city. Jazz lover, he circles an ad for a janitor in a well known club owned by “big man in town” Finney (Sting). Sean Bean barely utters a word in these first scenes, but he controlled the movie from that moment on.

Mike Figgis, who would later direct Oscar winning film Leaving Las Vegas, directed and wrote this moody film about corruption on both sides of the Atlantic, American cultural and financial power, music as international ambassador,and the power of love. The only one not yet touched by corruption, not yet compromised by money, is Sean’s character of Brendan. He falls in love with Kate (Melanie Griffith) the good time girl of American gangster/businessman Cosmo (Tommy Lee Jones). Events take a violent turn as Brendan helps Finney fight the takeover of the nightclub by Cosmo. In the midst of all this, the two lovers, Brendan and Kate, plot their escape from corruption’s clutches. Bean’s character of Brendan is a transformative character in this film, from innocence to revenge. No question Sean is the true star of the film, but his performance is only hinted at in the movie trailer below:

Both films are two small gems in Sean Bean’s career, and little known by the general public. They are worth seeing. Please come back and see what other Sean Bean film gems we uncover in the coming weeks.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sean Bean Ahead of the Polls! Cast Your Vote Now!!!!

Media 8 heads to Cannes Marche flush with Cash!!!

Media 8 heads to Cannes Marche
flush with Cash
Jeremy Kay in Los Angeles
09 Apr 2009 03:44

Media 8 Entertainment has taken on worldwide rights ahead of Cannes next month to Immortal Thoughts Productions’ psychological thriller Cash starring Sean Bean.

The Los Angeles-based financing, production and sales company will introduce the completed project to buyers on the Croisette, when president Stewart Hall said he expected a strong response given the timely themes of "greed, materialism, and morality.”

UK star Bean plays Pyke Kubic, an enigmatic criminal who enters the lives of a young Chicago couple after they experience a stroke of good fortune and lures them into a vortex of violence and deception. Stephen Milburn Anderson directed from his own screenplay.

Cash was made in association with Golden Wings Cinema and Tomahawk Films and also stars Chris Hemsworth from the upcoming Star Trek and A Perfect Getaway, and Victoria Profeta.

Bean’s long list of credits includes The Lord Of The Rings franchise, Flightplan, Troy, and the upcoming children’s fantasy Percy Jackson.

“We are so excited to collaborate with Media 8 Entertainment, as they have worked with many other notable films that fall into the Cash genre,” producer Naveen Chathappuram said.

“We are really excited to bring the movie Cash to the worldwide marketplace,” Hall said. “The film is a smart, action-filled ride, with an excellent performance by Sean Bean at its centre.”

Media 8 Entertainment previously produced and pre-sold Monster and The Upside Of Anger, among others. Its current roster includes Mary Mother Of Christ starring Camilla Belle and Al Pacino and Dali starring Antonio Banderas.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Bean?

By Traci Moore

As we anxiously await the release of Ca$h, we want to take the time for you to get to know Sean Bean a little better. Although he has been a big star in the UK for quite some time, his career spanning nearly 25 years in film alone, there are audiences outside Britain who are still unfamiliar with his huge body of work.

Today we launch the beginning of our foray into the nature of Sean Bean’s work, focusing on what you see is only the tip of the iceberg in what you get with an actor of his skill and talent. Keep your eye on him; you never know which way he might turn. And that’s a good thing.

In Ca$h, we know we will be treated to two sides of a character, a welcome challenge to Sean Bean. In today’s post we are going to dig back a ways, to give you an inside glimpse of a few characters Sean has shown before.

In 1991’s Tell Me That You Love Me, he plays Gabriel Lewis, a man who on the surface seems like every woman’s dream come true. But as the relationship progresses, he stops being supportive and loving and becomes jealous, possessive and finally obsessive,

It’s a hallmark of Sean’s talent to go seamlessly from the charming, suave, sophisticated persona into the frenzied, driven personality who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

However, is Lewis such a bad guy?

"Yes, he's a nutter, he goes too far, but I usually find a quality I like in a role I play,"
says 32-year-old Bean. "I like him. This guy is screwed up, but he's not deliberately nasty - he's not a villain; he's a bit sad."
On screen, however, he relishes playing the oddball. "Everyone's got an obsessive, manic streak in them somewhere, and it just depends on how virulent it is," he says. "The man I play in Tell Me That You Love Me is just more manic than most of us."
Yorkshire Post 31 August 1991

Extremely Dangerous (1999)

Convicted of the shocking and gruesome slaughter of his wife and young daughter, Neil Byrne (Sean Bean) jumps off a speeding train and escapes into the night, leaving behind only his guards and a paperback novel. As Byrne goes undercover, taking on former acquaintances of a ruthless organised crime syndicate and evading capture by their mobs, the police and sinister government agencies, we begin to learn more details of his crime, and the significance of the missing paperback. Protested innocence seems an irrelevance as unseen masters use Byrne and his pursuers as expendable pawns in a chilling battle to protect deeper, darker secrets.

In this scene, DI Danny Ford (Sean Gallagher), who put Byrne away for killing his wife and daughter, struggles to reason with the escaped convict. Audiences aren’t quite sure whether to believe Byrne’s protestations of guilt or to agree with Ford. Bean’s countenance registers layers of emotion, dealing with Byrne’s graphic and painful memories, as the Detective Inspector details the history of the conviction.

"I liked trying to get into this man's head and what was going on in his mind. He’s been through this awful tragedy, this intense trauma where he's getting flashbacks and he's not quite sure himself that he hasn’t committed a crime."
Leicester Mercury November 11, 1999

Later in the story, we see Byrne deal with a couple of thugs out to rob the mini cab service where he is working undercover:

Neil Byrne is a volatile personality, capable of great anger and violence. Is this a psychopath capable of cold-blooded murder or an ordinary man driven to the edge by other people’s machinations? As the audience, we never know what Bean is capable of, but we are never disappointed. He always keeps us guessing.

Stay tuned as we continue to bring you more insight into the career of Sean Bean, featuring his thoughts on his chosen profession and the degree of focus and professionalism he puts into his roles. Something that many perhaps more well known names do not come close to by comparison. But don’t just take our word for it. All you need do it watch and listen.