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CAA has been negotiating the release of the rights of James Frey’s 2003 book from Warners, and the package is expected to be launched at the upcoming American Film Market.

The big-screen adaptation of James Frey’s best-seller A Million Little Pieces is being reassembled, this time as a team-up between husband-and-wife duo Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson.

The 2003 book was once one of the hottest properties in town but became radioactive after Frey was exposed for inventing or embellishing parts of the story that was originally dubbed a memoir. Warner Bros. won the book in a bidding war in 2003 and set it up with producer Brad Pitt and his then-Plan B partners Jennifer Aniston and Brad Grey. Frey wrote the first version of the screenplay.

But then Frey was outed by The Smoking Gun, and both he and the book became toxic, complete with an Oprah Winfrey takedown after she felt duped by the book, which Winfrey selected for her book club.

But no one ever disputed the power of the story Frey wrote about a young man who awakens on an airplane to Chicago, with no recollection of his injuries or of how he ended up on the plane. He then heads to a rehab and begins his journey to sobriety. And the Taylor-Johnsons saw the appeal of the substance abuse tale and began adapting a screenplay earlier this year in which Aaron will star, with Sam directing.

The pair previously collaborated on the film Nowhere Boy, which chronicled John Lennon’s early years.

CAA has been negotiating the release of the rights from Warners, and the package is expected to be launched at the upcoming American Film Market, with Sierra/Affinity (Atomic Blonde) poised to handle international sales.

In a May interview with THR, Sam Taylor-Johnson talked about a secret project that she and her husband were working on together, saying, “We are already parents that run our house, so when we work together it’s the best.”

Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed the adaptation of another mega-best-seller, Fifty Shades of Grey, most recently helmed episodes of the short-lived Netflix series Gypsy. She is repped by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney David Weber.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson starred in the Kick-Ass movies, played Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron and starred in Godzilla. But he also has plenty of non-tentpole work on his résumé, with recent roles including those in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals and Doug Liman’s war thriller The Wall. He is now shooting Outlaw King, David MacKenzie’s follow-up to his breakout crime thriller, Hell or Hight Water. He is repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Sloane Offer.

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Aaron has been pretty quite, so I’ve decided to add to the gallery an interview that Aaron did while promoting Nocturnal Animals.

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– Home > Screencaptures > Interviews > DP/30 Interview (Nocturnal Animals) [Janurary 2nd, 2017]

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Today, they released the video of the commercial that Aaron shot for Gentleman Givenchy. I’ve went a little overboard with the screencapping since it was only a minute long. Enjoy the HD captures!

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– Home > Screencaptures > Commercials > Gentleman Givenchy (2017)

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Back in 2015, Aaron did press with Elizabeth Olsen for Avengers: Age of Ultron. These interviews are fun and amazing to watch. I’ve added 243 HD quality screen captures. Sadly these aren’t in full HD but they are in HD quality.

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– Home > Screencaptures > Interviews > Sugarscape interview with Elizabeth Olsen for Avengers Age of Ultron [April 23rd, 2015]

Labels: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Feature Film, Interviews, Photos, Screencaptures

I’ve now added blu-ray captures of The Wall in which Aaron portrays an American solider in the enemy line of a dangerous sniper with just a wall between him and the sniper. Aaron did such a great job and right now I believe it’s out on HD Digital but won’t be on DVD/Blu-Ray until August 15th, 2017.

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– Home > Movie Productions > The Wall > Movie Screencaptures: DVD Captures

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British star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has revealed that his latest war movie is so distressing he may never let his children see it.

The 27-year-old spent time training with US military personnel to prepare for his role as a sniper’s spotter in The Wall. It sees him play a beleaguered soldier who is pinned down by a crack-shot Iraqi.

Particularly disturbing scenes see him dressing a wound to his knee as he is tormented by the enemy sniper over his radio earpiece.

The actor has two daughters with director wife Sam Taylor-Johnson — Wylda, six, and five-year-old Romy. He told the Standard: “There are some things that you never want to show your family and it is probably too distressing for them to see their father suffering so much on screen. “Maybe they will discover it on their own one day when they’re older, but I obviously know that some of my work is a little too much for children.”

The movie is unique as it is the first ever “spec script” to be commissioned by Amazon, and was shot on a shoe-string budget of $3 million. A spec script is a story that has not been commissioned by a studio and is usually an unsolicited piece written by an unknown writer. The Wall was directed by Doug Liman, whose CV includes The Bourne Identity, Mr & Mrs Smith and Jumper, and also stars WWE wrestler John Cena.

Taylor-Johnson added: “I prepared by spending months with marines and former war veterans, and I did some military training in Arkansas.

“We have shown the film to lots of ex-military personnel and they have praised it for its accuracy. John plays his character perfectly.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Taylor-Johnson is being set to co-star as James Douglas in Outlaw King, the David Mackenzie-directed Netflix feature that stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in the War for Scottish Independence. Pine reunites with his Hell or High Water helmer in a package Netflix landed in April for its burgeoning feature film slate.

Douglas is a storied figure in Scottish history, and from what I’m reading, it’s hard to imagine Robert the Bruce would have succeeded in beating back England King Edward I’s armies if he didn’t have Douglas as his right-hand man. The son of the first noble to support William Wallace when the figure memorialized in Braveheart fomented the first movement toward independence from the English, Douglas saw his father’s lands given away, and after being denied them by the English king, he joined Robert the Bruce as an outcast properly motivated to avenge his loss. Together, they learned guerrilla fighting tactics that led to years of surprise attacks, sacked castles and, finally, independence. Gillian Berrie, Steve Golin and Richard Brown are producing.

Taylor-Johnson is coming off a scary performance in the Tom Ford-directed Nocturnal Animals, which won him the Golden Globe and got him a BAFTA nomination, and the Doug Liman-directed drama The Wall. He’s repped by UTA, Brillstein Partners and Sloane Offer.

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