Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers

It’s been a turbulent week for Sony but the studio is moving forward full-speed ahead on the long-awaited realization of Jon Spaihts‘ sci-fi script Passengers. Director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Headhunters) just came on to direct earlier this week, a couple months after Sony grabbed rights to the script following failed development efforts at other companies. And now Jennifer Lawrence is in early talks to play one of the two lead roles, which instantly turns Passengers into a top-tier project — assuming her schedule allows her to sign on.

Update: Just after we published this, another report revealed Chris Pratt as being in early talks for the second lead role, opposite Lawrence.

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Jennifer Lawrence in The Dive

James Cameron has talked about making The Dive for many years. The film would follow the story of free diving couple Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, and the record-setting attempt that claimed Mestre’s life. Back in 2012 Cameron fully backed away from The Dive as director, but he remains on as a producer and driving force for the film.

Now Francis Lawrence, director of three of the four Hunger Games movies, has signed on to direct his Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence in The DiveRead More »

The Ten Highest Grossing Actors of 2014

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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 »

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From the moment it was announced that Paul Feig would be directing an all-female Ghostbusters rebootquel, fans have been gossiping and speculating about which actresses might star. At the moment, no stars have actually been announced — but now a potential star has gone and outed herself.

Rebel Wilson, who had a supporting role in Feig’s Bridesmaids, revealed she’s already met about a role in the upcoming movie. However, she also stressed that no decisions have been made as of yet. Hit the jump for more Rebel Wilson Ghostbusters 3 chatter.

Update December 11: Jennifer Lawrence says she has also met with Feig. Check out a video below.

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Hunger Games MockingJay part 1 review

Note: This review was original published on November 10. We’ve bumped it up now that the film is in theaters. 

It’s a shame The Hunger Games series gets filed into the “young adult” category. Sure, there’s some dystopian young romance in there, but with each subsequent film, the series proves it is about much more than unattainable love with sporadic action. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 takes the series to its furthest point from YA stereotypes yet.

However, what’s most interesting about this latest installment — the first part of a two-part finale — is just how different it is from the rest of the franchise. Is that a good thing? Below, read why The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 feels like a different franchise. Read More »

How to Train Your Dragon 2

We’ve got some sequel-related odds and ends to take you into the weekend. After the jump:

  • Jennifer Aniston makes a Horrible Bosses 3 casting suggestion
  • Scooby-Doo and WrestleMania will team up once more
  • Den DeBlois gives a How to Train Your Dragon 3 status update
  • Producer wants Jonathan Levine to write Warm Bodies 2
  • That “leaked” Ghostbusters 3 script from 2009 is a fake
  • Now You See Me 2 makes room for Sanaa Lathan
  • Andy Serkis says the Apes franchise might go beyond a trilogy
  • Flip through some Night at the Museum 3 character posters

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Magneto and Mystique romance

X-Men: Days of Future Past cleaned up the X-Men movie timeline (by erasing most of it) and set up some power dynamics that will be further explored in the next film, X-Men: Apocalypse, due in 2016. The core dynamics in the series are now between Xavier, Magneto, and Mystique. A Magneto and Mystique romance has been floated in the past, but now it sounds like Apocalypse will see the mentor relationship between Magneto and Mystique blossom into a full-blown red-on-blue romance.  Read More »

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Between 2011 and 2013, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper made three films together. Two of those, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, both from director David O. Russell, have already come and gone. But the last, Susanne Bier‘s Serena, is only now preparing for a theatrical bow.

Based on the novel by Ron Rash, Serena stars Lawrence and Cooper as a married couple overseeing a timber empire in 1920s North Carolina. But when the wife makes some unpleasant discoveries, their relationship takes some dark turns. Watch the new Serena trailer after the jump.

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