Angelina Jolie has made a deal with Netflix to direct a film for the company, with plans for the movie to be released via the streaming service in late 2016, and to hit festivals as well. Based on the book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, the film will tell the story of one person’s experience with the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, with Jolie scripting with the book’s author, Loung Ung. Read More »
Angelina Jolie will likely go for a second round of intense cheekbone enhancement as Maleficent 2 is in development at Disney. Details on the sequel project are thin, but Linda Woolverton, who scripted the first film, is in talks to write the first draft. Read More »
This weekend Melissa McCarthy enters secret agent territory as the unlikely hero Susan Cooper in the action comedy Spy. And while the trailers seem to indicate that she’s probably not the best woman for the job, she did get us thinking about the best spies in the business.
There have been plenty of spies on the big screen, from James Bond to Jason Bourne, and I decided to count down the Top 15 Best Movie Spies that we’ve seen throughout the years. However, you won’t find the likes of real-life spies whose life stories have been adapted for film. Instead, this is a collection of fictional spies from the movies. So with that out of the way, let’s count down the Top 15 Movies spies after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel recently picked up two screenwriters, Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, but it still needs a few more pieces before cameras can roll. Like a director. And rumor has it Angelina Jolie could be the one to get that gig. That is, if Warner Bros. doesn’t snap her up for Wonder Woman first.
Update: Just a few minutes after we ran this post, news broke that Patty Jenkins had been set to helm Wonder Woman. So we can rule Jolie out of the running for that one, at least. Original story follows.
Get all the dirt on the Angelina Jolie Captain Marvel rumor after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
Angelina Jolie has just booked a big A-list star for her next directorial effort: her husband, Brad Pitt. He’s just entered talks for Africa, a biopic of paleo-archaeologist Richard Leakey. More on the Brad Pitt Africa casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
Adam Sandler may be hideously overpaid, but there are still a few actors in Hollywood who are very good at making money. The list of 2014’s highest-grossing actors is proof of that. Four big names raked in $1 billion or more at the global box office this year, and one of those will probably continue to cash in in early 2015. Hit the jump to see the highest grossing actors of 2014. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
Fairly or not, each year a handful of pictures are pegged as probable Academy Awards contenders sight-unseen. Angelina Jolie‘s Louis Zamperini biopic Unbroken was one of those for months, but now the picture has come into clearer focus as the first reviews have hit the web.
The general consensus so far is that Unbroken is good but not great. Critics praised the talent involved, including lead actor Jack O’Connell, cinematographer Roger Deakins, and composer Alexandre Desplat, and enjoyed the extraordinary fact-based plotline. However, they were less impressed by Jolie’s dutifully conventional, cripplingly respectful approach.
Whether the good outweighs the bad is something we’ll have to find out for ourselves when the film hits theaters December 25. But in the meantime, get the Unbroken early buzz after the jump. Read More »
Warner Bros.’ news of the full DC Comics movie slate was big for many reasons. It showed a commitment to a brand fans know and love. It showed the scope of the company’s plan. And buried under all those names and dates, it showed a commitment to diversity. Among the films, Warner Bros. announced the first female solo superhero film as well as the first African-American superhero film since the superhero craze really kicked into gear. Those films, of course, are Wonder Woman and Cyborg.
If that’s not enough, it turns out Warner Bros. is looking for a female director to helm Wonder Woman, which will star Gal Gadot. Below, read more about that as well as five awesome choices for the Wonder Woman director chair. Read More »
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Angelina Jolie takes her second turn as director with Unbroken, which adapts the book by Laura Hillenbrand to tell the story of Olympic competitor and WWII hero Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell). The film’s first trailer focused quite a bit on Zamperini’s upbringing, but this new Unbroken trailer focuses primarily on the war and its aftermath, during which Zamperini and two other Air Force crewmen survived the crash of their plane, only to be picked up by the Japanese Navy.
Transferred through a set of Japanese POW camps, Zamperini and Russel Allen Phillips were held captive from 1943 until the end of the war in 1945, during which time they experienced horrific treatment, some of which is seen briefly in this trailer. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Angelina Jolie‘s directing career is heating up fast. It was just three years ago that she debuted her first filmmaking effort, In the Land of Blood and Honey, and her second, this December’s Unbroken, is already getting great buzz. She’s working on her third film By the Sea as we speak, and now she’s gone and booked her fourth.
Skydance Production has just signed Jolie to helm Africa, scripted by Oscar winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) based on the true tale of paleo-archaeologist Richard Leakey. Hit the jump for more about Angelina Jolie directing Africa.
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