After Angelina Jolie exited Alfonso Cuarón‘s 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity, the search for a replacement began. Last week, Latino Review learned that the producers behind the project were “interest[ed] in meeting Rachel Weisz for the role.” However, Deadline found out that Weisz was just one of the many names on the producer’s list of actresses they’ve talked to or screen tested: Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, Sienna Miller, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively.
Now Risky Business has learned that Natalie Portman has been offered the role, as the studio approved the actress without requiring a screen test in the wake of the early Black Swan reviews. According to the report, Portman is expected to read the latest version of the script this week and make her decision shortly.
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If you weren’t at Comic-Con this weekend, then you probably still heard the insane buzz coming out of Warner Bros’ panel for Zack Snyder‘s next film Sucker Punch. The promo reel which screened at the presentation was almost indescribable, a combination of anime and video game-like imagery, but on crack, and shot in the visually intense style we’ve become use to from Snyder. You can watch the video blog we recorded in Hall H by clicking here. Warner Bros is riding the buzz and has launched the first official movie trailer online today. Watch it now, embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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A couple weeks back we posted the first photo from Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch. Last week, I posted some props and maquettes (giving us a better look at our group of girl heros, a World War I masked zombie solider, and a mech suit featuring a pink bunny) and the first set of character banners. On Sunday, I spotted a new poster for the film on the Comic-Con show floor. Check out the full poster, after the jump.
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Last week we posted the first photo from Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch. Last night I posted some props and maquettes on display from the film spotted on the Comic-Con show floor (giving us a better look at our group of girl heros, a World War I masked zombie solider, and a mech suit featuring a pink bunny). Today Warner Bros has released a bunch of character banners, giving us an even better look at the characters in the film. Hit the jump to see them now.
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Last week we posted the first photo from Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch. At Comic-Con, some props and maquettes are on display from the film, giving us a better look at our group of girl heros, a World War I masked zombie solider, and a mech suit featuring a pink bunny. Hit the jump to see more photos.
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The Entertainment Weekly Comic Con preview issue is starting to make its way out into the world and onto the beds of scanners everywhere. There were a half dozen Green Lantern photos from the mag yesterday, and today there’s the first real image from Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch.
Here you can see (l-r) Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Emily Browning, Scott Glenn, Vanessa Hudgens and Jamie Chung. The film follows Emily Browning’s character, Babydoll, who is confined to a mental institution from which she fantastizes an alternate reality. Browning and the other girls seen here are all wards of the institution, and this shot is part of the fantasy reality, in which Browning is trying to find a handful of objects that will allow her to escape.
Snyder has said many times that the film will be a dark, violent fantasty full of guns, action and monsters, and this photo certainly suggests that he wasn’t exaggerating. We’ll know more when we see footage at Comic Con next week. Read More »
Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green will travel back to Camelot, the Starz series that re-tells the story of King Arthur. Fiennes is Merlin, while Green will be Morgana. Solid casting with both, though I’m not certain that I’ll ever be able to look at an Arthurian film or TV series without having to leap the hurdle of some of Excalibur‘s actors. Nicol Williamson and Helen Mirren are pretty difficult to top as Merlin and Morgana. In this Camelot Jamie Campbell Bower is Arthur, and Tamsin Egerton is Guinevere. [Reuters]
After the break, the great Amy Ryan goes back to HBO and Madonna’s possibly interesting new film finds its last major player. Read More »
Mario Van Peebles is currently directing Curtis Jackson in Things Fall Apart and, based on Jackson’s past thespian efforts, that’s not terribly exciting. But now Ray Liotta is joining the cast, so that’s a positive turn. Jackson is playing “a star football running back…who faces a personal tragedy as well as his own mortality while in his senior year in college.” Liotta will now play his doctor, which will make a nice change from playing intimidating cops and the like, which Liotta gets all too often. [Variety]
After the break, Lone Scherfig (An Education) and Madonna get new talent for their next films. Read More »
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There are three projects in development with the working title of Friends with Benefits, and now one of them has landed Justin Timberlake. Will Gluck is directing this one for Screen Gems, about “a headhunter [who] recruits a magazine editor and since each is too busy to find a mate, they agree to sleep together with no strings attached. Things get complicated when the guy falls for the girl, who’s dating someone else.”
For those keeping score, there’s also the Ivan Reitman film with the same title, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, which was originally called Fuckbuddies. The third use of the title is an NBC pilot written by (500) Days of Summer writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber. The TV show could give Screen Gems some competition for the title, but somehow I don’t expect that many of you are going to be heartbroken about a name change for a new romcom. [Deadline]
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Abbie Cornish gave one of last year’s great performances in Bright Star, and was rather overlooked when awards time came around. She has, however, won a better sort of recognition for a good performance: more work. The actress will appear in Neil Burger‘s Dark Fields, and in W.E., the sophomore directorial effort from Madonna. Read More »