It seems like biopics and other similar true life stories are exploding in development right now, and we’ve got casting for three big ones. First up, the Jimi Hendrix film All is By My Side has just added a young Keith Richards. British actor Ashley Charles will play the Rolling Stones songwriter and guitarist.

John Ridley is directing the film now, with Andre Benjamin as Hendrix, and Hayley Atwell as Linda Keith, who during the story’s time frame was dating Richards. She ‘discovered’ Hendrix and tried to get the Stones management to work with him, to no avail. Keith Richards likely won’t play a big part in the film, which chronicles the days before Hendrix made it big.

Fun fact checking: let’s see how people refer to Richards in this film. In ’63 the Stones manager started listing the guitarist as Keith Richard, and it wasn’t until the ’70s that he once again became Richards.  [THR]

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The wolf pack has already done Las Vegas and Bangkok, and it appears that they’ll be heading to yet another world-famous party town for the third and final stop on their debauched tour. A couple of different outlets are reporting that The Hangover Part III will be set in Tijuana, Mexico, though an insider says much of the film will be shot in Los Angeles and Las Vegas before the cast and crew head south of the border. More details after the jump.

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Based on the premise, Dark Horse sounds like it could be another entry from the Judd Apatow comedy collective. Jordan Gelber stars as a schlubby, overgrown man-child who strikes up a relationship with a pretty woman (Selma Blair), and tries to grow up a little bit in the process. But in fact, this is a Todd Solondz film, which means we’re in for a significantly darker, pricklier take on the world. Watch the new trailer after the jump.

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In a summer that’s filled with giant robots and superheroes, Warner Brothers is hoping we all just want to get lost in Thailand. The Hangover Part II is scheduled for release May 26 and it features the original Wolf Pack -  Doug (Justin Bartha), Stu (Ed Helms), Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Alan (Zack Galifanakis) – taking a trip to Bangkok to celebrate Stu’s marriage to Jamie Chung. Then, as usual, things take a turn for the worst. Thanks to a bunch of set photos and cameo announcements, we’ve slowly been able to piece together some of the night and now with this video from Entertainment Tonight, we get our first look at footage from the Todd Phillips-directed movie. Check it out and more after the jump. Read More »

‘The Hangover 2′ Official Plot Synopsis Released


Director Todd Phillips has been trying to keep plot details for The Hangover: Part II under wraps, but it seems every day more little bits leak out. Be it the Bangkok-location, the cameos that did happen and didn’t happen. On Tuesday, Warner Bros released their official 2011 preview kit, which is where that Sherlock Holmes II image came from. As part of the preview kit, they have released the first official plot synopsis for the comedy sequel. Hit the jump to check it out. Oh, and you can also click the image above to see the previously released production photo in high resolution.

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‘The Hangover 2′ Set Photos Surface

The Hangover 2 is currently shooting and, as tends to happen in today’s paparazzi/camera phone crazy society, the first photos from the set have surfaced. They show the whole gang, played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zack Galifianakis and, yes, even Justin Bartha, on location at the Ontario Airport in Ontario, CA. Thailand, here they come! Hit the jump to check out the pics from the Todd Phillips directed sequel. Read More »

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One of the many Sundance debuts this year was Holy Rollers, from first-time feature director Kevin Asch. It features Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Ari Graynor and Q-Tip in the seemingly unlikely story of a young man (Eisenberg) who is drawn by a neighbor (Bartha) into a scheme to smuggle ecstasy into the US. Now there’s a trailer for the picture, which First Independent Features will release in May. Read More »

Holy Rollers

Kevin Tyler Asch makes his feature film debut with Holy Rollers, which premieres at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as one of the 16 films which were selected from 1,058 submissions for the U.S. Dramatic competition.

This crime drama stars Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, Adventureland) as a young Hasidic man named Sam who is seduced by money, power and opportunity, and becomes an international Ecstasy smuggler. Sam struggles to choose between his strong religious background and the seductive pull of the outside world. This original script written by Antonio Macia is inspired by actual events in the late 1990′s when Hasidim were recruited as mules to smuggle drugs from Europe into the United States. The film also stars Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckaser, Ari Graynor, and Jason Fuchs. Four photos can be found after the jump.

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