We’ll keep this one quick because, well, it’s another casting report about New Year’s Eve, the sorta-spinoff romcom from Valentine’s Day director Garry Marshall. The film already has Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Sofia Vergara, Halle Berry, Zac Efron, Jessica Biel, Michelle Pfeiffer, Abigail Breslin, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Bon Jovi, Seth Meyers, Til Schweiger and Sienna Miller set to appear.
Now The Wrap says that Josh Duhamel has signed on, but doesn’t specify his role. I know you’re on pins and needles. But wait! THR comes to the rescue, verifying that report and adding that he’ll be one of the leads, “a hopeless romantic who spends the day trying to get to New York in the hope of getting to a party in order to re-meet a mystery girl from the previous year.” Meanwhile Ice ‘Fuck tha Police’ Cube is in talks to play a NYPD cop who is working in some capacity with Hilary Swank’s character, the director of the Times Square celebration. And Ryan Seacrest has the best role of all: himself.
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The multi-thread romcom New Year’s Eve (a sorta spin-off from last year’s Valentine’s Day) has quite the cast. So far Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Biel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Zac Efron, Lea Michele and more
are all set to get paid for doing a couple weeks of work on the film.
Now Jon Bon Jovi, SNL Weekend Updater Seth Meyers and Inglorious Basterd Til Schweiger are all signing on for a check, too. Read More »
Within the next six weeks, someone you like a lot is virtually guaranteed to be cast in New Year’s Eve, the ensemble romantic comedy that is a sorta-spin-off from Valentine’s Day. I apologize in advance. For me, it has already happened, as Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer are negotiating for roles in the film. So are Hilary Swank and Ashton Kutcher.
THR lays out the structure: the film “tells intertwining stories of a group of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through romance over the course of New Year’s Eve.” Robert De Niro would be a bitter, dying man, while Michelle Pfeiffer would be “a frustrated executive secretary who decides to tackle her unfulfilled resolutions.” Hilary Swank would be a producer of the big Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration, while Ashton Kutcher would be cast well against type as a man who hates New Year’s Eve.
This quartet would join Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin, and there will be more to come before the film shoots in mid-December. Garry Marshall is directing.
Fox Searchlight has released the trailer for Tony Goldwyn‘s Conviction, the “inspirational true story” of Betty Anne Waters (played by Hilary Swank), “a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother’s unjust murder conviction.” Sam Rockwell plays her brother, and the supporting cast includes Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher, and Juliette Lewis. Seems like they took the Erin Brokovich formula, combining an inspirational true story with some great Academy Award winning and nominated actors. The voice over is a bit much, and the musical cue from Avatar is a bit distracting (yes, I know its originally from The Island…), but overall it looks like it could be a good film.
Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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John Carpenter last had a feature in theaters in 2001 with Ghosts of Mars, but he’s been working his way back to the multiplex in the long years since. There were a couple of episodes of Showtime’s Masters of Horror series, for example. And he’s got the feature The Ward, starring Amber Heard, in post-production right now.
Now Carpenter will take on vampires once again with an adaptation of the novel Fangland, which is an update (of sorts) of Bram Stoker’s original Dracula. Read More »
Fox Searchlight has revealed two new posters today: On FirstShowing is the poster for Jarred Hess‘ Gentlemen Broncos and on People.com is the poster for Mira Nair‘s Amelia Earhart biopic Amelia starring Hilary Swank and Richard Gere. The trailer for Broncos will be online tomorrow. Click on through to the previously linked sites to see the images in high resolution.
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Amelia Earhart may have had quite a presence in the second Night at the Museum movie earlier this summer, where she was played by a spunky Amy Adams, but she’s also getting her own biopic called Amelia, starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere and Ewan McGregor. The first trailer has debuted at Yahoo, and it’s pretty standard biopic stuff. Which is too bad, because if there was ever a great adventurous biopic meant for young girls, this would be it. See the footage from the Mira Nair-directed film after the jump. Read More »
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BadandUgly has the first photos of Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart. Confused? I can see how that could happen as back in April we brought you the first photos of Hilary Swank as the famous female pilot. Well turns out that Adams plays the historic character in Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian. As expected, the Night at the Museum portrayal looks a bit more cartoonish compared to the Mira Nair biopic.