house of cards season 5

Netflix has released a bunch of teaser trailers and made a ton of announcements today, many of which we’ve already covered elsewhere on the site. One of the announcements is the casting of Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson (Green Mile, Pieces of April) and Campbell Scott (Big Night, Roger Dodger) in their hit political dramatic series House Of Cards. Learn more about their casting and see some House of Cards Season 5 photos, after the jump.

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jennifer connelly alita battle angel

Alita: Battle Angel has one of the most unique pedigrees of any major motion picture on the horizon: this is an adaptation of a Japanese manga developed by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez. That’s a recipe for something very interesting and I’m curious to see what that combination of names will deliver, especially since they’re filming the whole thing far from Hollywood, in Rodriguez’s home turf of Austin, Texas.

Now, late in production, another name has been added to the cast: Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly.

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Benicia Del Toro as The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy

Avengers: Infinity War began filming in Atlanta two weeks ago, but Marvel has still yet to send out a press release announcing the film’s cast. But we’ve gotten a bunch of cast confirmations via social media postings and spotting outside of the production. The latest is a confirmation that Benicio Del Toro will be reprising his role as The Collector for the upcoming epic crossover event film. Learn some more details about The Collector Infinity War casting, after the jump.

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John Lithgow in Pitch Perfect 3

The cast of the first Pitch Perfect already had quite the ensemble with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittan Snow and Anna Camp leading the Bellas, with Adam DeVine, Skylar Astin and Ben Platt playing Treblemakers, not to mention Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins as the dedicated a capella commentators. Pitch Perfect 2 beefed up things ever so slightly with Hailee Steinfeld and Chrissie Fit joining the ranks of the Bellas. And now another fantastic addition is coming to Pitch Perfect 3.

John Litghow has a decorated career includes Footloose, Harry and the Hendersons, The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment,The Pelican Brief, the NBC series 3rd Rock from the Sun, Shrek, the underrated Orange County, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the Showtime series Dexter, This Is 40 and more recently a Golden Globe nominated turn as Winston Churchill in The Crown. Now he’s taking a role in Pitch Perfect 3. Read More »

Mortal Engines

Peter Jackson‘s adaptation of Mortal Engines was one of those projects that I always assumed would never actually happen because we’ve been hearing about it for so damn long with no signs of actual progress. The film was first announced back in 2009, with Jackson on board to direct. Then he was promptly sucked back into Middle-Earth for those three Hobbit movies, leaving everyone to wonder if this was going to turn out like The Dam Busters, a World War II drama that Jackson announced and never got around to actually making.

And then the wheels starting turning last year: Mortal Engines got the go-ahead from Universal and MRC, with Christian Rivers (one of Jackson’s longtime collaborators) sitting the director’s chair. Now, the film has gone and cast two actors, offering further evidence that this movie will actually exist one day.

Find out who joined the Mortal Engines cast after the jump.

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dragged across concrete cast

Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn are reteaming for S. Craig Zahler‘s (Bone Tomahawk) new thriller, Dragged Across Concrete. Gibson directed Vaughn in Hacksaw Ridge, which has been nominated for Best Picture and Best Director at this year’s Academy Awards. Since Gibson’s acclaimed World War II drama received some awards love, we also heard that he might star in the Daddy’s Home sequel, so we may start to see more and more of the controversial actor in front of the camera.

Below, learn more about the Dragged Across Concrete cast.

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Colin Farrell inner city

We were excited when we heard Nightcrawler‘s writer and director, Dan Gilroy, had another project up and running. Gilroy plans on making a legal drama/thriller, Inner City, his sophomore effort behind the camera. The Sony project stars Denzel Washington, and Colin Farrell is in talks to co-star alongside the Fences director.

Below, learn more about Gilroy’s next movie.

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Hard Powder - Liam Neeson

Ever since Liam Neeson fought through a long line of bad guys to get his daughter back in Taken, he’s starred in more than enough action thrillers where he’s out for revenge or trying to save someone he loves. We thought we may have finally seen the last of them with Taken 3 in 2014 and Run All Night in 2015. But we were mistaken.

At the Berlin Film Market next month, an action thriller called Hard Powder will be shopped around that has Liam Neeson seeking vengeance in the Rocky Mountains. So it’s not unlike The Grey meets any other Liam Neeson thriller from the past decade. Find out more about Hard Powder after the jump. Read More »

aquaman
Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are both in early negotiations to join James Wan‘s Aquaman. Kidman would play Aquaman’s mother, while the Get Down star would be playing the film’s villain Black Manta. More details about the Nicole Kidman Aquaman casting, after the jump.
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Daddy's Home sequel

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are returning for a Daddy’s Home sequel. Who’s possibly joining them? John Lithgow and Mel Gibson. There’s no word if Lithgow and Gibson would, say, play Ferrell and Wahlberg’s characters’ parents, although you could easily imagine them going that route. We’ll see what happens, but right now their casting appears as a strong possibility.

Below, learn more about the Daddy’s Home sequel.

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