Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pine and Leonardo DiCaprio

Three of Hollywood’s prettiest faces just landed three new projects in this edition of Casting Bits:

  • Jennifer Lawrence will play a jazz icon
  • Leonardo DiCaprio will help create some of rock’s biggest stars
  • Chris Pine will get lost in time

Find out more about these casting updates after the jump. Read More »

The Ivory Game Trailer

Leonardo DiCaprio has been rather vocal when it comes to fighting for environmental issues. He’s produced several documentaries about climate change, clean energy and more such as The 11th Hour, Catching the Sun and Before the Flood. Now he’s turned his attention to the threat of extinction facing African elephants due to the illegal ivory trade around the world.

Directors Richard Ladkani (The Devil’s Miner) and Kief Davidson (A LEGO Brickumentary) spent 16 months with a team of intelligence operatives, undercover activists, passionate frontline rangers and tough-as-nails conservationists to infiltrate the corrupt global network of ivory trafficking. The result is The Ivory Game, a documentary of this surprisingly dangerous criminal underworld that shows the total lack of respect given to some of the most majestic animals on the planet, all for some rich jerks.

Watch The Ivory Game trailer after the jump. Read More »

Leonardo DiCaprio project

Leonardo DiCaprio is currently in talks to produceCaptain Planet movie. Another project the actor and producer is possibly working on is an adaptation of Beth Macy‘s Truevine: Two Brothers, A Kidnapping, And A Mother’s Quest; A True Story Of The Jim Crow South, based on a true story that begins in 1899 in Virginia. DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Paramount are in the middle of securing the rights to Macy’s non-fiction tome. DiCaprio would produce the film, which he could have a starring role in as well.

Below, learn more about the new Leonardo DiCaprio project.

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Captain Planet movie

Well, everything else from the ’90s is getting rebooted, so it was surely just a matter of time before we wound up here: Paramount is looking to make a Captain Planet movie, with Leonardo DiCaprio on board to produce. Also looking to get involved is Everybody Wants Some!! star Glen Powell, but not as an actor — instead, he’s in talks to write the script with Jono MattRead More »


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The Revenant Honest Trailer

Even though The Revenant took home plenty of awards leading up to the Oscars, and ended up earning a Best Director award for Alejandro G. Inarritu, it was Spotlight that ended up going home with the top prize, and deservedly so (Mad Max: Fury Road would have been a fine recipient as well). Thankfully Leonardo DiCaprio ended up winning Best Actor too, so all is right with the world.

The Revenant is on the way to home video next month, so now’s the perfect time for the Honest Trailer to skewer the movie that is easily described as epic Oscar bait. The movie was specifically given mercy in the Best Picture nominee round-up from Honest Trailers earlier this year, but now they’re not holding back. Check out The Revenant Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »

Leo's Red Carpet Rampage

If there’s one story even casual moviegoers have heard about this year’s Oscars, it’s — okay, it’s actually probably #OscarsSoWhite, the uncomfortable but desperately necessary conversation about race in the movie industry. But if there are two stories they’ve heard, the other is probably about Leonardo DiCaprio. Namely, the fact that he’s never won an Oscar and he would really, really, really like to. He ate raw bison liver for The Revenant, you guys. If that’s not enough to get a guy an Oscar, what is?

The good news for DiCaprio this year is that he’s already cleared the first hurdle — getting nominated, which he’s already done four times before — and the conventional wisdom is that 2016 will, finally, at long last, be the year he gets to take home one of those little gold men. We won’t know until February 28 how that theory actually pans out, but while we wait you can “help” “Leo” “win” the “Oscar” via a hilarious new video game, Leo’s Red Carpet RampageRead More »

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

It’s not entirely Mark L. Smith‘s fault that Leonardo DiCaprio found himself chowing down on raw bison liver and risking hypothermia in freezing cold water on the set of The Revenant. But as the screenwriter, Smith definitely bears some responsibility. He’s the one who wrote Hugh Glass into a world that gets “colder, icier, more frozen and harder,” as his journey continues, after all.

Still, The Revenant‘s famously difficult production process has paid off, at least in that five-time Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio seems to have best shot yet at actually taking home a statue. So maybe it’s not surprising DiCaprio is looking to hook up with Smith again. The two are reuniting for Conquest, which has just been picked up by Paramount Pictures.  Read More »

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant (header)

The Revenant may have had a tough shoot – have you heard about that yet? – but all the tough work is paying off. Not only did the epic revenge tale score 12 Oscar nominations, it’s also playing well with critics and audiences. Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s picture is a success and, more than that, a technical marvel. We already shared about 45 minutes worth of behind-the-scenes footage from the film, but you can now also watch Iñárritu deconstruct an intense scene from The Revenant below.

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Making of The Revenant

Not too long ago, we featured a batch of nine featurettes from the Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated frontier epic The Revenant, each diving in to nearly every facet of production. And now to keep those with questions about the making of The Revenant satisfied, 20th Century Fox has released a 45-minute documentary that shines some light (only natural though) on the shooting process. It’s a fantastic glimpse behind the scenes. Read More »

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Making of The Revenant

It’s been a big month for The Revenant. Not only did the movie and its director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu take home awards at the Golden Globes last Sunday, but last week also brought 12 Oscar nominations for the film and its crew, celebrating almost every department who worked on the frontier epic. If you’ve been curious about how the movie was made and haven’t heard the endless stream of conversation about how difficult it was to make, a batch of nine new featurettes dive into the making of The Revenant. Read More »