Freeheld trailer

Film can be at the forefront of social movements with stories reflecting the changes and progress in society . This year is no different with the transgender drama About Ray starring Elle Fanning (which The Weinstein Company abruptly delayed this week) and the recently debuted gay rights drama Freeheld starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page.

Based on the documentary of the same name, the drama follows a New Jersey couple, Laurel and Stacie (Moore and Page) who are forced to fight for their legal rights. Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and has to battle county officials in order to make sure her pension will end up in the hands of her partner Stacie.

Hot on the heels of a debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, a new Freeheld trailer has arrived, driven by a new ballad by chart-topping singer Miley Cyrus. Read More »

Freeheld trailer

As people across the U.S. continue to celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, the first Freeheld trailer has come to remind us of the tough battles that brought us here. Based on a true story, the drama stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as New Jersey couple Laurel and Stacie. After Laurel, a cop, is diagnosed with cancer, she fights to ensure that her pension goes to Stacie.

At their side are Laurel’s police partner Dane (Michael Shannon) and New York activist Steven (Steve Carell). Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) directed and Ron Nyswaner (PhiladelphiaSoldier’s Girl) wrote the script. Watch the Freeheld trailer after the jump.
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A new take on one of the most famous stories of all time, one of our favorite filmmakers starts to think about a project down the road, Catwoman puts another possible project on her plate and a four time Oscar-nominee gets another shot at gold. After the jump, read about these casting bits:

  • Chris Noth and Neve Campbell are in talks for Titanic: Blood and Steel, a prequel mini-series
  • Joaquin Phoenix is rumored to be circling a new Spike Jonze project
  • Anne Hathaway might star in a new romantic comedy being re-written by a 30 Rock writer
  • Annette Bening is attached to the Douglas McGrath’s new film Worst Year Of My Life

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You can probably disregard any casting rumors (like these) that have cropped up about the Marvel Studios big-screen adaptation of Runaways. Deadline reports that, while director Peter Sollett is still on board, Marvel has “invited [him] to take another film first,” as the studio “has too much going on” and will take a little more time to develop Runaways as it moves full speed ahead on The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Read More »


Lucas Cruikshank might not be a name known to a lot of you, but his face is familiar to a legion of young YouTube watchers. He’s the kid who created Fred, the fast-paced, squeaky-voiced character with enough of a following on YouTube to earn his own feature film. (Even if it did mostly go straight to DVD.) And now he’s reportedly testing for a part in the Marvel movie Runaways. Read More »

Runaways To Begin Filming in March 2011 in Los Angeles


Production Weekly is now reporting that Marvel Studios will begin production on the big screen adaptation to Brian K Vaughan‘s Runaways in March 2011, with production scheduled until the end of Summer 2011. The film will be shot in Los Angeles and is being produced under the fake production title “Small Faces”, a reference to the 1960’s-1970’s English rock n roll band which had a song titled Runaways. Randi Hiller Casting and Sarah Finn Casting are currently searching for the boys and girls who will be cast in the big screen movie.

A few months back it was reported that British screenwriter Drew Pearce was hired to write the adaptation, with Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist helmer Peter Sollett signed to helm the project.

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Production Weekly is reporting that Marvel Studios will begin production on the big screen adaptation to Brian K Vaughan‘s Runaways in January 2011, with production scheduled until July 2011. A few months back it was reported that British screenwriter Drew Pearce was hired to write the adaptation, with Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist helmer Peter Sollett signed to helm the project.

I had heard that Marvel is getting antsy (pun intended) to get Ant-Man in production with Edgar Wright in the director’s chair, but the studio has to wait for Wright to become available as he’s currently finishing up work on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and has a few months of promotion to endure. While we can’t confirm this start date, it seems likely that Runaways was the next ready project in the production chain, and an announcement could be made at Comic-Con later this month.

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Drew Pearce To Adapt Marvel’s Runaways


Marvel Studios has hired British screenwriter Drew Pearce to write the big screen adaptation to Brian K Vaughan‘s Runaways. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist helmer Peter Sollett is signed to helm the adaptation.

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Peter Sollett to Direct Marvel’s Runaways?


Over the past year, as we’ve reported on Floria Sigismondi’s film about the girl-group The Runaways, a great many comments have been irritated that the film in question wasn’t the planned project based on Marvel’s comic of the same name.

Now The Runaways, the Marvel version, is finally moving forward. There’s a report that the studio is in negotiations with Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett to take the reins of the adaptation. Read More »

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Michael Cera and Kat Dennings in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

MTV has a first look at Michael Cera (SuperBad) and Kat Dennings (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) in the big screen adaptation of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

Directed by Peter Sollett (Raising Victor Vargas), and based on the novel by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, “It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes, to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who’s just walked in to his band’s show. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City-and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date. This is the story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers, both recovering from broken hearts, who are just trying to figure out who they want to be-and where the next great band is playing.”

The film adaptation is currently shooting on the streets of Manhattan, and MTV News caught up with the stars on the set for some quick interviews. Watch that clip below.

You can read the first chapter of the novel on Random House. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist will hit theaters on October 3rd 2008.