Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Oct 29, 2013

'Wolf of Wall Street' Trailer No. 2

It's Official: Martin Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street' Gets Holiday Release

The Wolf Of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio - H 2013
Paramount Pictures


"Marty's work is fantastic. He's continued to work on it but now it's officially going to be ready for Christmas Day and I'm delighted," said Paramount chairman Brad Grey.

Martin Scorsese will finish The Wolf of Wall Street in time for Christmas. Paramount decided on a Dec. 25 release late Monday, after the filmmaker delivered a shortened version of the film that was screened for Paramount chairman Brad Grey, star Leonardo DiCaprio and other top Paramount executives, according to studio sources.

The movie charts the rise and fall of former Wall Street broker and party boy Jordan Belfort. Red Granite is fully financing and produced the drama, which is expected to be a player in this year's awards race.

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Wolf of Wall Street also stars Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti, P.J. Byrne and Ethan Suplee.
Scorsese's initial cut of the movie was longer than 180 minutes, forcing Paramount to scrap the film's original Nov. 15 release date in order to give the director time to trim the length. The film's running time is now 165 minutes.

"Marty's work is fantastic. He's continued to work on it but now it's officially going to be ready for Christmas Day and I'm delighted," said Paramount chairman Brad Grey.

In its new home, Wolf of Wall Street goes up against The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 47 Ronin, Grudge Match and the Justin Bieber documentary Believe.

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Red Granite's Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland are producing with DiCaprio, Scorsese, Emma Koskoff and Alexandra Milchan.

Paramount's Jack Ryan, starring Chris Pine as the iconic intelligence officer created by the late Tom Clancy, was originally supposed to open Dec. 25, but last week, the studio pushed back the film's opening to Jan. 17.

Paramount Gift Wraps ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ For Christmas Day Release

The latest teaming of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will hit theaters just in time for an Oscar run. Paramount‘s The Wolf Of Wall Street is opening December 25. It originally was scheduled for November 15. The studio cleared the Christmas Day slot last week when it moved the Chris Pine starrer Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit to January 17. It’ll be a busy holiday at the megaplex, with Wall Street going up against openers including Universal’s Keanu Reeves actioner 47 Ronin, Warner Bros’ aging-boxer comedy Grudge Match, Ben Stiller’s take of The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty for Fox, Open Road’s Justin Bieber docu Believe and the Weinstein Company’s August: Osage County.

Oct 21, 2013

'Monsterous Holiday' Airs October 24th on TOON TV

IMDB is listing Kyle Chandler among the the cast of a TV Movie Animiation called 'Monsterous Holiday,' to air on TOON TV at 1:00 p.m. on October 24th.

Set your DVRs!!

DVD is available at Amazon.

Oct 10, 2013

Kyle Chandler Is Holding Up the ‘Friday Night Lights’ Sequel, Says Connie Britton


It wasn’t long after Friday Night Lights concluded its fifth and final season in 2011 that word spread of a possible movie sequel. But despite the active interest of series creator Peter Berg, producer Brian Grazer, and stars including Connie Britton and Adrianne Palicki, actual progress has been mysteriously slow. Now we know why.

According to Britton, Kyle Chandler has no interest in reprising his role. That’s a pretty big hurdle, seeing as his Coach Eric Taylor is the main character. Hit the jump to read her comments.

Britton offered the explanation during an appearance on Andy Cohen‘s Watch What Happens Live (via LAT). ”You know, there’s been a lot of talk about a lot of things,” she said. “And some people are really excited about it, and other people aren’t. … I love the idea. I think it would be a great idea. But my former husband, Coach Eric Taylor…”

Cohen picked up where she’d trailed off. “He thinks you did it already.”

“Well, and he has a point,” Britton conceded. “And we would only do it if it was going to be a great movie. That’s the thing.”

Chandler’s reluctance to do the sequel isn’t really news. “They ended it at exactly the right time, and exactly the right way as well,” he said last year. “I’m so happy [with the ending].” However, this is the first confirmation we’ve gotten that he is indeed the holdup.

Moreover, it’s not really like Chandler needs more Friday Night Lights. His career has taken off since the show ended, with roles in buzzed-about films like Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, The Spectacular Now, and the upcoming The Wolf of Wall Street, and is set to star in Showtime’s drama series The Vatican.

Discuss: Do you want more Friday Night Lights? Personally, I’m team Chandler on this one. Friday Night Lights lasted five seasons — pretty impressive for a show that teetered on the brink of cancellation for its entire duration — and closed on a pitch-perfect note. I don’t see much point in returning again and again to diminishing returns.

Oct 3, 2013

'Bad': Another TV series that ended the right way

Which TV series finales got it right?

'Breaking Bad' came to a 'supremely fitting close,' according to TV critic Robert Bianco. Did other series end on the right notes? USA TODAY asked well-known TV producers that age-old question.

Photo:  NBC

Feb. 9, 2011

'Friday Night Lights' (NBC/DirecTV)
How it ends: Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) leads his new team, East Dillon, to the Texas state football championship, and then follows wife Tami (Connie Britton) to Philadelphia, where she has accepted a new academic job. He's last seen teaching his new players his trademark expression: "Clear eyes, full hearts" ... When they don't answer back, "Can't lose," he says, "We'll deal with that later." With that, he and Tami walk off the field and into their new lives.

"I recently watched Friday Night Lights, the entire series over the course of probably six weeks. That was a pretty incredible finale, just in terms of satisfaction level." - Damon Lindelof, Lost