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Elizabeth Olsen to co-star in I Saw the Light 0

Elizabeth Olsen to co-star in I Saw the Light

Elizabeth Olsen is set to star as Audrey Mae, Hank Williams’ wife, in the biopic I Saw the Light. Tom Hiddleston is playing Williams and Marc Abraham is set to direct. Filming is scheduled to begin in October in Louisiana. Based on the 1994 book “Hank Williams: The Biography” by Colin Escott, George Merritt and William...

Chris Cooper to star in Demolition 0

Chris Cooper to star in Demolition

Chris Cooper has signed on to join the cast of Demolition, the next film by Dallas Buyers Club director, Jean-Marc Vallee. Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts are already set to star in the drama about a young investment banker struggling to understand his emotional unraveling after the tragic death of his wife, when, suddenly a woman...

Paul Greengrass to direct The Ballad of Richard Jewell 0

Paul Greengrass to direct The Ballad of Richard Jewell

Paul Greengrass is in talks to direct Jonah Hill in The Ballad of Richard Jewell, for 20th Century Fox. Hill will play the security guard who reported on the knapsack bomb at the 1996 summer Olympics and helped clear bystanders — only to find himself vilified and suspected of being involved in the terrorism plot. Leonardo...

Morgan Freeman to star in Ted 2 0

‘Ted’ sequel calls in Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman has signed on to star in Ted 2, the sequel to 2012’s blockbuster, starring Marc Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as the voice of Ted. While the plot is currently a secret, Freeman is thought to play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues. MacFarlane...

Sony moves ahead with 23 Jump Street 0

Sony moves ahead with 23 Jump Street

Rodney Rothman will return to Jump Street to write the third installment of what is now becoming a franchise for Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Sony has begun development on 23 Jump Street (not yet known whether it will take place in a Medical School) and the directing duo of the first two Jump Street films, Phil...

Todd Haynes to direct Peggy Lee biopic 0

Todd Haynes to direct Peggy Lee biopic

Todd Haynes is set to direct the untitled Peggy Lee biopic, which has Reese Witherspoon starring as the legendary singer. The project was originally developed with Nora Ephron writing and directing but after her death in 2012, it was put on hold. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright signed on to do a rewrite of the screenplay...

Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom join the cast of Unlocked 0

Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom join Unlocked

Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom have signed on to join the cast of Unlocked, an intelligence action-thriller that is set to star Noomi Rapace. Michael Apted has taken over directing duties from Mikael Håfström, who was originally attached to direct. The story follows a CIA interrogator who unwittingly provides information to terrorists, triggering a race against...

Steve Coogan to star in Boswell for the Defence 0

Steve Coogan to be Boswell for the Defence

Steve Coogan is set to star as 18th century lawyer, James Bowell, in Boswell for the Defence, an adaptation of Patrick Edgeworth‘s play. Gregor Jordan (“Unthinkable”) has signed on to direct from a script by Edgeworth. The story focuses on an impossible case Boswell takes in the twilight of his career and life, a case no one...

Matt Damon to star and Kenneth Lonergan to direct Manchester-by-the-Sea 0

Matt Damon to move to Manchester-by-the-Sea

Matt Damon will star in family drama Manchester-by-the-Sea, reuniting with his Margaret director, Kenneth Lonergan. Lonergan has also written the screenplay about a ne’er-do-well plumber who lives in Boston and is forced to return home to Manchester-by-the-Sea after he learns his brother passed away. There, he finds himself thrust into the care of his 16-year old nephew....

Keanu Reeves to star in Daughter of God 0

Keanu Reeves to star in Daughter of God

Keanu Reeves has signed on to star in Daughter of God, where he will play a police detective who searches for the truth behind his partner’s death. Ana de Armas, who just starred with Reeves in Knock Knock, will play a young Latino woman who experiences strange happenings. Gee Malik Linton has written the screenplay and...

Mike and Dave to seek Wedding Dates on the big screen 0

Mike and Dave to seek Wedding Dates on the big screen

Jake Szymanski (“Funny or Die” videos) is in talks to direct Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates for 20th Century Fox. He is replacing Jonathan Levine who was once attached to direct. The comedy is based on the true story of Mike and Dave Stangle, two brothers from Albany, NY, who tried to get dates for...

Julia Roberts joins The Secret in Their Eyes remake 0

Julia Roberts joins The Secret in Their Eyes remake

Julia Roberts has joined the cast of The Secret in Their Eyes, a remake of the 2010 Argentinian original. Chiwetel Ejiofor will play a former MI-5 agent who returns to Boston on a joint task force with the FBI. Roberts will star as his friend and former partner whose daughter is murdered. The ex-agent digs up...

James McTeigue to direct Alien Sleeper Cell 0

James McTeigue to tackle Alien Sleeper Cell

James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”) has signed on to direct Alien Sleeper Cell, an alien invasion thriller for ScanBox Studios. Morgan Davis Foehl (“Cyber”) has written the script for the sci-fi project, whose plotline is not kept under wraps but is believed to be in the vein of films such as The Bourne Identity. Prime Universe...

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron to star in Dirty Grandpa 0

Robert De Niro to be Zac Efron’s Dirty Grandpa

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron are in early talks to star in Dirty Grandpa, a road-trip comedy about a young man who is tricked into driving his grandfather, a perverted former Army general who thinks his grandson is about to marry the wrong woman, to Florida for spring break. Dan Mazer (writer of “Borat” and...

Morten Tyldum to direct Pattern Recognition 0

Morten Tyldum to work on Pattern Recognition

Morten Tyldum, director of this year’s awards contender The Imitation Game, has signed on to helm sci-fi thriller Pattern Recognition for New Regency Productions. Based on a novel by William Gibson, the story follows a marketing consultant with a psychological sensitivity to corporate symbols who is hired to seek the creators of film clips anonymously posted...

The Gambler to get an Oscar-qualifying run in December 0

The Gambler to get an Oscar-qualifying run in December

The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg, will be released in December to join this year’s awards season. A limited oscar-qualifying run has been scheduled for December 19th with a wide expansion set for January 1st 2015. The film also stars Jessica Lange, Michael K. Williams and Brie Larson, is directed by Rupert Wyatt from a William Monahan script.

Martin Scorsese's The 50 Year Argument - Official Trailer! 0

Martin Scorsese’s The 50 Year Argument – Official Trailer!

Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi chronicle the 50-year history of The New York Review of Books in The 50 Year Argument, airing on HBO beginning September 29th. Check out the brand new official trailer above! The 50-year history of The New York Review of Books is chronicled by co-directors Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi in The 50...

Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Elle Fanning to star in Live by Night 0

Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Elle Fanning to Live by Night

Ben Affleck’s next directing project, Live by Night, is gearing up again and has just announced the casting of Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Elle Fanning. Using characters from Dennis Lehane’s novel “The Given Day”, the film is set in Prohibition-era America and follows Coughlin, a charismatic young gangster on his rise through the glitz and...

Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman to Star in Man Down 0

Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman to star in Man Down

Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman have signed on to star in Man Down, a psychological thriller about an Afghanistan war veteran haunted by his experiences who is searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America. Dito Montiel (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”) is directing from a script by Adam Simon. The project, which...

Naomi Watts to star in Demolition 0

Naomi Watts to star in Demolition

Naomi Watts has joined the cast of Demolition and will star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the romantic drama. Jean-Marc Vallee is directing from a script by Bryan Sipe. The story follows a young investment banker struggling to understand his emotional unraveling after the tragic death of his wife. Suddenly a woman he meets in a chance...