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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden 0

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden

Oliver Stone is in talks with Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the part of Edward Snowden in The Snowden Files. Stone is directing one of several competing projects based on Snowden and his disclosures about NSA. He has secured the rights to Snowden’s lawyer’s novel, Time Of The Octopus, as well as the rights to The Snowden Files:...

Ang Lee to direct Billy Lynn's a Long Halftime Walk 0

Ang Lee to do a Long Halftime Walk for his next film

Ang Lee has picked his next film and it will be an adaptation of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, for TriStar Productions and Film4. The satirical novel by Ben Fountain centers on 19-year-old soldier Billy Lynn and his squad, who survive a battle in Iraq that is captured by embedded news cameras, pushing them into the...

Anthony Mackie to star in Our Brand is Crisis 0

Anthony Mackie in Our Brand is Crisis

Anthony Mackie has signed on to join the cast of Our Brand is Crisis, the political dramedy starring Sandra Bullock. Based on the 2005 doc Our Brand Is Crisis, the story focuses on the use of U.S. political campaign strategies in South America. David Gordon Green is directing for Warner Bros. Filming is set to begin...

The Disappointments Room Release Date 0

The Disappointments Room to open up next September

Relativity Media has set September 25, 2015 as the release date for horror thriller The Disappointments Room, starring Kate Beckinsale. The story follows a wife and mother who moves into a beautiful old rural home and discovers a secret room hidden within the attic. D.J. Caruso is directing from a script by Wentworth Miller. Filming started...

Ben Kigsley and Brie Larson join Brooklyn Bridge 0

Ben Kigsley and Brie Larson join Brooklyn Bridge

Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson (“21 Jump Street”) have joined the cast of Brooklyn Bridge, a drama about Washington Roebling, the brilliant but inexperienced civil engineer and son of architect, John A. Roebling, who is entrusted with completing his father’s famous Brooklyn Bridge. Daniel Radcliffe is set to play Roebling. Kingsley will play his father and...

Jack Huston is the new Ben-Hur! 0

Jack Huston is the new Ben-Hur!

From Heston to Huston. MGM and Paramount have found their Ben-Hur in Jack Huston, known mostly for his performance in Boardwalk Empire. Many actors were being considered for both the lead protagonist and his rival, Messala, and Huston was previously thought to be closer to the latter role. But after reading for that part, director Timur...

99 Homes out of this year's award season 0

99 Homes out of this year’s award season

Broad Green Pictures has acquired distribution rights for 99 Homes, starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, and has set a release plan for the film for Spring 2015. This means the real-estate drama, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, will have to take a shot at next year’s awards race for the performances of Garfield...

Tom Hiddleston to star in Skull Island 0

Tom Hiddleston to explore Skull Island

Tom Hiddleston has signed on to star in Skull Island, the action adventure that will be set on King Kong’s island, exploring his origins and the mysterious nature of the island world. Legendary Pictures has also set Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”) to direct the film. Skull Island has been featured in previous versions of...

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are back for more Bourne 0

Matt Damon back for more Bourne

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are returning to the Bourne franchise. Universal Pictures is in talks with both actor and director for a fifth Bourne film that will see Jason Bourne back in the story. A fourth installment, The Bourne Legacy, was released two years ago and was more of a spin-off than a sequel to the...

Sony says I Know What You Did Last Summer... again 0

Sony says I Know What You Did Last Summer… again

Sony Pictures is planning to reboot the I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise, setting up writing partners Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard (“Oculus”) to write a new version of the teen horror movie. The story in the 1997 original, which starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze...