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James and Plummer to star in The Kaiser's Last Kiss 0

James and Plummer to star in The Kaiser’s Last Kiss

Lily James and Christopher Plummer are set to star in the WWII spy thriller, The Kaiser’s Last Kiss. The story is set in the early years of World War II, in the aftermath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940, where former monarch Kaiser Wilhelm is living in exile since 1917. In an effort...

Helen Hunt and Dakota Fanning to star in Please Stand By 0

Helen Hunt and Dakota Fanning to star in Please Stand By

Helen Hunt and Dakota Fanning have signed on to star in Please Stand By. Ben Lewin (“The Sessions”) will direct. Fanning will play a brilliant young woman with autism who escapes her care home and embarks on a road-trip of a lifetime: to enter her script into a Hollywood competition. Hunt will play her no-nonsense carer...

Channing Tatum to star in The Forever War 0

Channing Tatum to star in The Forever War

Channing Tatum is set to star in The Forever War, the big screen adaptation of Joe Haldeman’s sci-fi novel, that has been in development for years. Warner Bros and Sony are now vying to set it up in their slate, while 20th Century Fox, who had the rights back in 2008 with Ridley Scott directing, is...

Tom Hardy in twin-role in the UK Trailer for The Legend 0

Tom Hardy in twin-role in the UK Trailer for The Legend

From Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland comes Legend, the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance. A classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy...

Ansel Engort to star in Dukes of Oxy 0

Ansel Engort to star in Dukes of Oxy

New Line Cinema is developing a big screen adaptation of the just-published Rolling Stone article, “Dukes of Oxy“. Michael De Luca is producing with Ansel Elgort (“Fault in our Stars”) and Emily Gerson Saines. Elgort will also potentially star as one of two teen high school wrestlers from Florida who built a multimillion-dollar business smuggling OxyContin...

Dornan and Murphy to star in WWII thriller 0

Dornan and Murphy to star in WWII thriller

Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) and Cillian Murphy have signed on to star in Anthropoid, a WWII thriller that Sean Ellis is directing. Based on the true story of two Czech soldiers who parachuted into their homeland — where ruthless SS general Reinhard Heydrich had earned himself the nickname “The Butcher of Prague” — with...

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Paramount to make The Stars My Destination

Paramount is in talks to acquire the rights to the feature-film adaptation of The Stars My Destination, a classic sci-novel by Alfred Bester. The story follows a man who is shipwrecked in space for years when one day a rescue crew passes him by. Angered, he channels his energies into seeking revenge and begins scheming. Mary...

James Franco to star in Why Him? 0

James Franco to star in Why Him?

James Franco is in early talks to star in family comedy Why Him? The story follows a Midwestern father who takes his family to visit his daughter, who is attending Stanford, and subsequently gets into a competition with his daughter’s boyfriend, a young Internet billionaire. John Hamburg (“I Love You, Man”) is attached to direct for...

Denis Villeneuve to direct Blade Runner sequel 0

Denis Villeneuve to direct Blade Runner sequel

Denis Villeneuve is in talks to direct the sequel to 1982’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Harrison Ford is attached to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. While plot details are unknown, the story will take place several decades after the original. Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have written the screenplay. Alcon Entertainment and Ridley Scott are...

Leonardo DiCaprio to star in The Crowded Room 0

Leonardo DiCaprio to star in The Crowded Room

Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to produce and star in The Crowded Room, a project he first expressed interest in back in 1997. Based on the book “The Minds of Billy Milligan” by Daniel Keyes, the film will tell Milligan’s story, including his court trial in the late 1970s in Ohio after being charged with robbery...

Rosamund Pike to star in The Deep Blue Goodbye 0

Rosamund Pike to star in The Deep Blue Goodbye

Rosamund Pike is in talks to join Christian Bale in The Deep Blue Goodbye. James Mangold is directing for 20th Century Fox. The story, based on John D. MacDonald’s novel, follows a self-described “salvage consultant” who recovers others’ property for a fee and along the way gets into trouble fighting bad guys and wooing women. Dennis...

Richard Linklater to direct Where'd You Go, Bernadette 0

Richard Linklater to direct Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Richard Linklater is in talks to direct Where’d You Go, Bernadette for Annapurna Pictures. The story, based on the best-selling novel by Maria Semple, tells the story of an agoraphobic architect and mother named Bernadette Branch who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica, as narrated by her 15-year-old daughter Bee Branch. The script...

Will Ferrell to star in The House 0

Will Ferrell to star in The House

Will Ferrell has signed on to star in the comedy The House, from the writing team of Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien (“Neighbors”). Cohen will also direct. The story centers on a married couple who lose their daughter’s college fund. They team up with their neighbors to start an illegal casino in their basement to...

Ewan McGregor to direct American Pastoral 0

Ewan McGregor to direct American Pastoral

Ewan McGregor will make his directing debut with an adaptation of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral for Lakeshore Entertainment. He’s taking over from Phillip Noyce who was first attached to the project over ten years ago. McGregor will also star in the family drama about Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete who grows up to...

Far from the Madding Crowd - Trailer 0

Far from the Madding Crowd – Trailer

See Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdeen alongside Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturrdige and Michael Sheen in Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Far from the Madding Crowd. Fox Searchlight will open the film May 1, 2015 in limited release.

Paul Greengrass to direct 1984 0

Paul Greengrass to direct 1984

Paul Greengrass has signed on to direct a new adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984, for Sony Pictures. James Graham will write the screenplay, based on the novel’s story of a man who rewrites history as a job and attempts to rebel by falling in love with a woman — a dangerous endeavor in a...

Watch Jessica Chastain in a clip from A Most Violent Year 0

Watch Jessica Chastain in a clip from A Most Violent Year

A24 has released the very first clip from A Most Violent Year, featuring Jessica Chastain and David Oyelowo. A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica...

Trailer for The Peanuts Movie! 0

Trailer for the Peanuts movie!

In Peanuts, a 3D, CGI animated comedic adventure, Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace! – embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home. The Peanuts movie hits theaters everywhere...

Paul Wesley to star in Convergence 0

Paul Wesley to move into sci-fi for Convergence

Paul Wesley (TV’s “Vampire Diaries”) will star in and produce the sci-fi, action movie Convergence. The story will follow a group of underground biotech engineers, including an MIT student wunderkind, exploring a new technology far beyond their expectations and beyond the limits of human control. The film is described as a college-age ensemble piece in the...

The Divergent Series: Insurgent - Teaser Trailer and Poster 0

The Divergent Series: Insurgent – Teaser Trailer and Poster

Summit Entertainment has released a teaser trailer for the second installment of the Divergent Series, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Academy Award® Winner Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Janet McTeer, Daniel Dae Kim, with Naomi Watts, and Academy Award® Winner Kate Winslet. The Divergent Series:...