Warner Bros. is narrowing the search for a female lead to star opposite Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Superman, and three names have emerged, all of which moot previous shortlist stories. Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike are said to be the top choices. But there’s a new wrinkle: the role the studio is looking to cast is not Lois Lane. Read More »
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“Five tales that will mess you up for life.” That’s the tagline for Burning Palms, which opens in limited release on January 14. Written and directed by Christopher B. Landon (who wrote Disturbia, Paranormal Activity 2), the film follows five separate stories all across Los Angeles that delve into very taboo territory. It stars Zoe Saldana, Jamie Chung, Dylan McDermott, Paz Vega, Nick Stahl, Shannon Doherty, Rosamund Pike and more. Check out the trailer – which has a very Funny Games feel – after the jump. Read More »
Sony Pictures Classics have released the movie trailer for Barney’s Version,an independent drama which premiered at the Venice/Toronto film festivals in September to mostly positive reviews.
Based on Mordecai Richler’s prize-winning comic novel, the film stars Paul Giamatti as Barney Panofsky, a “hard-drinking, cigar-smoking, foulmouthed 65-year old hockey fanatic and television producer” who “reflects on his life’s successes and (numerous) gaffes and failures as the final chapters of his own existence come sharply into focus.” Directed by Television vetren Richard J Lewis (CSI, Due South, North of 60, Family Law), the film co-stars Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Bruce Greenwood, Rachelle Lefevre, Scott Speedman, Saul Rubinek and Mark Addy.
Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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The Toronto Film Festival is just getting underway, and already one film has been picked up for Us distribution. Sarah’s Key, starring Kristen Scott Thomas, was picked up by The Weinstein Commpany today as the first official buy of the fest. More info on the film after the break, along with good breaks for Barney’s Version with Paul Giamatti and Casino Jack with Kevin Spacey. Read More »
Briefly: Alice Eve, the lead actress from She’s Out of My League, is in talks with Fox to play Emma Frost in Matthew Vaughn‘s upcoming X-Men: First Class, reports Deadline. Not long ago, very tenuous rumor had suggested the role might go to Rosamund Pike, but Pike has also been linked to the role of Moira McTaggert.
If this deal is finalized, Eve will join James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto and Benjamin Walker as Beast. Amber Heard is rumored to play Mystique. This isn’t Eve’s first flirtation with the Marvel Universe. Earlier this year she was rumored to be the studio’s pick to play Peggy Carter in Captain America, though that role ended up going to Hayley Atwell.
Additionally, Marvel today issued a press release that Tommy Lee Jones is confirmed for Captain America (which we knew) and that he’d play Colonel Phillips, which is a detail we didn’t have finalized. Phillips is the officer who recruits Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) to the project which turns him into the super-soldier Captain America.
The latest issue of production weekly (via: playlist) is reporting that Amber Heard (The Informers, Zombieland) is in talks to play a young Mystique in Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class. Also, Pride & Prejudice/Surrogates star Rosamund Pike, who was previously rumored to be in line to play young Emma Frost, is now being pegged as a possible Moira McTaggert. Mystique was played by Rebecca Romijn-Stamos in the original Bryan Singer films while McTaggert was played by Olivia Williams in Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand.
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Let me first warn you: this is one of those blog posts which is based purely on very circumstantial/unconfirmed information, so please consider not much more than speculation. Remember, speculation is fun….
Could Pride & Prejudice/Surrogates star Rosamund Pike possibly be in line to play young Emma Frost in Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class? Forces of Geek sources spotted Pike around Lucinda Syson‘s offices (the casting director who has worked with First Class director Matthew Vaughn on Kick-Ass and Stardust) carrying a copy of the X-Men: Origins Emma Frost comic book.
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