Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
Kevin Costner‘s talks with Paramount for the Jack Ryan reboot haven’t just progressed, they’ve expanded. Earlier this month, we got word that the studio was courting Costner for a “co-lead” as the mentor to Ryan (Chris Pine) in the Tom Clancy reboot. Now it appears Costner’s involvement won’t stop there. The character is also expected to appear in the spinoff Without Remorse, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and may even wind up getting his own film down the line.
That makes Costner the first star tentatively attached to Without Remorse, though we can expect more news soon. Paramount and McQuarrie have started looking for a leading man, and they’ve got their eyes on Pine’s This Means War co-star Tom Hardy. More about Costner and Hardy after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 by Angie Han
For a while we had hopes that Kevin Costner would make his career comeback with an attention-grabbing turn in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, until scheduling issues sadly forced him to turn down the gig. But no matter: It looks like Costner’s been keeping plenty busy getting back on top even without that part. He’s just coming off of an Emmy-nominated turn in the History Channel miniseries Hatfields & McCoys and has supporting role in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel due out next year.
Now he’s looking for his next move beyond that, and a couple of intriguing options have just popped up on the radar. Costner is reportedly being courted for Paramount’s Jack Ryan reboot, as well as the Luc Besson-produced Three Days to Kill. More details after the jump.
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Not only does this weekend see the return of Batman to cinemas worldwide, it also sees the return of Superman in the form of two teaser trailers for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. The highly anticipated reboot, written by David Goyer and produced by Christopher Nolan, stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, Kevin Costner as Pa Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor El and many more. It opens June 14, 2013 and, after the jump, you can catch see your first look at the film in the form of two teaser trailers, both attached to The Dark Knight Rises. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
John Sturges‘ 1960 Western The Magnificent Seven featured an iconic cast that included Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, Horst Buchholz, and Eli Wallach, so it’s only appropriate that the new remake brewing at MGM seems to be collecting some top-level talent as well.
The project’s off to a good start on that front already with Tom Cruise attached to star, and if this new report is to be believed, Cruise is about to get some other high-profile company in the form of Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Costner. However, considering the notoriously unreliable source, that’s a very big fat if. More after the jump.
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I’ll be completely up front with you — I really have had no interest in the movie Battleship since it was announced. Even the recent action-packed Michael Bay-lite trailers didn’t win me over. I just didn’t see the point of making a big screen adaptation of the Battleship board game. And I also didn’t understand why an adaptation of that board game would involve an alien attack. It just didn’t make sense to me. Despite loving director Peter Berg‘s previous films and recently discovering the awesomeness of Friday Night Lights (the tv series), I just didn’t care.
When Peter Berg stepped onto the WonderCon stage in Anaheim, you could tell he was on a mission. Why a movie based on a board game? Why aliens? Berg made his pitch and somehow was able to change my mind — I now am excited to see this film.
Peter Berg never wanted to make a movie based on a board game. He wanted to make a naval movie but Hollywood wouldn’t let him.
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This will be a small item for some people, but I think it’s a shame: while Kevin Coster was reported to be in talks for a supporting role in Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming film Django Unchained, we’ve learned the actor ended up having to pass on the role. A tweet from Variety staffer Justin Kroll said, “And in another interesting piece of casting news, Kevin Costner has had to pass on DJANGO UNCHAINED due to scheduling conflicts.” Read More »
Here’s a ‘family feud’ themed set of casting updates. After the break you’ll find info on:
- Adam Scott dealing with his feuding parents in A.C.O.D.,
- Bill Paxton facing off against Kevin Costner in The Hatfields and the McCoys,
- and Rosemarie DeWitt sparring with husband Ben Stiller before a bigger threat — aliens — comes to town in Neighborhood Watch.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 by Angie Han
By this point, we know a significant amount of the major casting for Man of Steel, Zack Snyder‘s reboot of the classic Superman tale: There’s Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as the Kents, Russell Crowe and Julia Ormond as Jor-El and Lara, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and of course, Henry Cavill as Superman himself. However, one big part has remained conspicuously unfilled — until now. Laurence Fishburne has just been cast as Perry White, editor-in-chief of The Daily Planet and boss of Clark Kent. Read on after the jump.
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Briefly: Kevin Costner is going from playing the father of Superman to a slave trainer. He’s currently in negotiations to co-star in director Quentin Tarantino‘s next film, Django Unchained, as a character that trains male slaves to fight in order to entertain white patrons, according to Deadline. He joins an already exciting cast which includes Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Read more about the role and the film after the jump. Read More »