Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Perennial Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry is back this year with Trash, an adventure set in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Though it features some well known, well regarded faces like Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara, and Wagner Moura, the real stars of the film are a trio of young unknowns.
Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, and Luis Eduardo play three favela kids who spend their days picking through trash. One day they come across a wallet that happens to be of interest to some powerful and potentially dangerous people, sending them on an exciting adventure. Christian Duurvoort co-directed. Watch the Trash trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Todd Haynes returns this fall with his first feature in eight years, Carol. The midcentury romance stars Cate Blanchett as Carol a married woman who risks everything when she embarks on a romance with the a younger shop clerk named Therese, played by Rooney Mara. Watch the Carol teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »
This fall we’ll see Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara on screen together in Pan (watch the latest trailer right here), and the two stars were meant to reunite on Collateral Beauty, the next film from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. But Jackman ended up falling away from the project, and a replacement has been sought over the past month or so.
Recently Johnny Depp was tipped as a potential replacement, but instead another international superstar has stepped up to the plate with Will Smith taking the lead role in the drama that still has Rooney Mara attached as the female lead. Find out more about Will Smith in Collateral Beauty after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Our next live-action fairy tale retelling comes not from Disney, but from Warner Bros. and the mind of Joe Wright. Pan is an origin story of sorts for both Peter Pan (Levi Miller) and his mortal enemy, Captain Hook (played here by Garrett Hedlund in dashing Indiana Jones mode). Rounding out the cast are Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily and Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard. Watch the Pan trailer after the jump. Read More »
Even as one of David Fincher‘s HBO series hits the skids, another appears to be picking up steam. Videosyncrazy, the music video industry comedy formerly called Living on Video and then Video Synchronicity, halted production a couple weeks ago, midway through shooting the first season. While we wait to hear if that show has died for good, or is just being reworked, there’s word on forward motion for Fincher’s other proposed HBO show.
Fincher is working with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn to adapt the UK series Utopia for HBO. Now Rooney Mara, whose career was given a major boost when Fincher chose her to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is in talks for a role. Read More »
You’re going to hear a lot about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl as the film hits theaters this summer. The indie was a Sundance darling (I haven’t seen it, but Peter and Germain loved it) and its director, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, quickly lined up a second film. That movie, Collateral Beauty, features Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara in the lead roles.
Now Jason Segel — whose own Sundance movie, The End of The Tour, features a career-best performance — has also signed on. We’ve got a bit more of the Jason Segel Collateral Beauty casting news below. Read More »
In about a month, audiences are going to fall in love with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Simultaneously, they’re going to get very curious about Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the film’s director who takes difficult subject matter and turns it into something incredible. Gomez-Rejon is already capitalizing on that buzz and has picked his next project. It’s called Collateral Beauty and will star Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara, who’ll soon be seen together in Pan. Read more about the film below. Read More »
With every passing month the likelihood of Sony producing another film based on Stieg Larsson‘s series of Dragon Tattoo books seems to shrink. The David Fincher-directed adaptation of Larsson’s first book in the series was released in December 2011, and since then we’ve heard about a screenplay being written for The Girl Who Played With Fire, with Fincher saying as recently as last fall that he thinks more films will be produced. But there’s no apparent movement on Sony’s end, and now Rooney Mara, who played Lisbeth Salander (aka the title character) says the Dragon Tattoo sequel is probably dead. Read More »
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Gareth Edwards has begun testing actresses for a lead role in his 2016 Star Wars standalone movie. There’s no word what the role is but The Hollywood Reporter reports Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara, and recent Oscar nominee Felicity Jones are all testing for a part in the film.
UPDATE: Variety reports that Kate Mara also read for the role. Read More »
Perhaps the first images from Pan weren’t quite what you expected, but we’re trusting in the guy who created a successful new fairy tale in Hanna to warp the Peter Pan story into a new shape that makes sense in the end. This Pan trailer shows a big, bright, and possibly strange take on the J.M. Barrie stories, seemingly with a story structure that doesn’t bother with a “Peter Pan in the real world” setup, but just goes straight for a fantasy tale. There’s a lot of light, pretty stuff here that positions this as a fluffy fantasy, but then there’s a shot of Hugh Jackman towards the end of the trailer that makes us wonder if this has something more dark in mind, too.
Joe Wright directs Levi Miller as Peter, and Jackman not as Hook, but as Blackbeard. Garrett Hedlund steps in as a young, romantically appealing version of Hook, with Rooney Mara playing Tiger Lily. Check out the Pan trailer below. (We’ve also got four Pan character posters, with Blackbeard’s showing that yes, that’s definitely meant to be a bad wig worn by the pirate.)
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