• Tron: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund is set to time travel to World War II for Universal’s adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, about Olympian and prisoner of war Lou Zamperini and his incredible story of survival. Angelina Jolie is directing the adaptation, which stars Jack O’Connell in the lead role. Hedlund will play a fellow POW in the Japanese camp where Zamperini ends up after surviving on a raft in the Pacific for 28 days. Joel and Ethan Coen, who directed Hedlund in Inside Llewyn Davis, are the latest writers tasked with revising the script which has also passed by the desks of William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra). Unbroken will hit theaters on Dec. 25, 2014. [Variety]
Tag: Bryan Cranston (1-7 of 7)
Just call him Heisenbergayev.
In Cold Comes the Night — previously known as Eye of Winter — a down-on-her-luck single mom (Alice Eve) finds herself entangled with a stone-cold Russian gangster who’s going blind (Bryan Cranston). He’s looking for a big bundle of cash — and if Eve doesn’t help him find it, the ruskie promises to “put bullet” in her little girl’s ear.
Can the blond find a way to save herself and her daughter — possibly by breaking bad? We’ll find out in this latest film from Tze Chun, writer and director of the 2009 festival darling Children of Invention. (He also wrote an episode of the Sex and the City knockoff Cashmere Mafia. The more you know!)
Casting Net: Anne Hathaway may re-team with Christopher Nolan; Plus, Jim Carrey, 'Kung Fu Panda 3,' more
• Anne Hathaway has her Academy Award. The Hathahaters have moved on. She’s already lined up a Lynn Shelton indie. What’s her next move? A Christopher Nolan
blockbuster ”interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding” of course! The Les Miserables actress is in final talks to reunite with her Dark Knight Rises director for his highly anticipated and annoyingly secretive film Interstellar, based on the theories of theoretical physicist (and time travel enthusiast) Kip Thorne. Matthew McConaughey has signed on to play the male lead in the film, which has already set a November 7, 2014 release date. Despite Hathaway’s diverse resume of musicals, rom-coms, rom-drams, teen flicks, and comics, she hasn’t tackled the sci-fi world yet, making the possibility even more exciting. [Deadline]
• Jim Carrey has decided to join the comedy Ricky Stanicky, after a reported year of negotiations. The title refers to the name of an invented scapegoat for a group of troublemaking friends. What started out as a teenage joke continues into adulthood, though, until their significant others insist on meeting him. Instead of coming clean, they hire someone to be Stanicky. Carrey’s Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls director Steve Oedekerk will helm the Summit Entertainment feature. According to the report, James Franco was originally attached to star, and Joaquin Phoenix was in consideration as well. [THR]
Casting Net: Bryan Cranston may star in 'Godzilla'; Plus Matt Smith joins Ryan Gosling pic, Melissa McCarthy, Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, and more
• The Godzilla reboot may not have a final script yet, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t continuing to move forward on other fronts. Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are reportedly in talks for the film, though no final decisions will be made till the script is set. Cranston has been popping up in smaller film roles recently, including Argo, while he shoots Breaking Bad, but it’s likely that he’ll start taking on more leading roles after this final season. [Variety]
• Doctor Who fans, get excited: Matt Smith has been confirmed to star in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How to Catch a Monster. The film is being described as a fantasy, and follows a single mother and her teenage son into a dark underworld. Christina Hendricks (who co-starred with Gosling in Drive) and Eva Mendes (Gosling’s love interest in the upcoming The Place Beyond the Pines) have been confirmed to star in the film as well. [Variety]
Casting Net: Bryan Cranston joining thriller 'Eye of Winter.' Plus: Christopher Meloni, Richard Dreyfuss, Gloria Reuben
• Bryan Cranston, Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2, next summer’s Star Trek Into Darkness), and Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) will star in Eye of Winter, an indie thriller about a lifelong crook (Cranston) who is going blind (too much blue meth?), and therefore decides to kidnap a mother (Eve) and her daughter to help him land a bounty of cash from a corrupt cop (Marshall-Green). Tze Chun (Children of Invention) will direct from a script he wrote with Osgood Perkins and Nick Simon (Removal). [Variety]
• Christopher Meloni (NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, HBO’s True Blood) is in talks to star in White Bird in a Blizzard, an indie drama from writer-director Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin) about a woman dealing with her suddenly missing mother. Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), and Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) costar. [Deadline]
• Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Glover, Danny Masterson, and Jon Heder will star in the dark comedy Killing Winston Jones, about an elementary school teacher (Masterson) who schemes to get the school gym named after his dad (Dreyfuss). The catch: The honoree must be dead, and his pops isn’t. Yet. Actor Joel David Moore (Avatar) will direct from a script by first timer Justin T. Winters. [Variety]
• Gloria Reuben (Lincoln) will join Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper (The Devil’s Double) in the thriller Reasonable Doubt, about an assistant district attorney who obsesses over a man acquitted from a hit-and-run accident that killed someone. Reuben will play a veteran police detective. Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors) will direct the indie from a script by Peter Dowling (Flightplan). [Deadline]
Casting Net: Charlize Theron signs on as doc narrator. Plus Liam Neeson, Bruce McGill
Casting Net: Kelsey Grammer, Kyra Sedgwick join ensemble of ‘Reach Me.’ Plus: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl plan ‘The Nut Job’
Casting Net: Tom Hardy plugging into ‘Splinter Cell.’ Plus: Benicio del Toro, Alexander Skarsgard, Evan Rachel Wood
'Total Recall' Comic-Con panel: Colin Farrell talks filling Arnold's shoes, and a neat homage to the 1990 version
The Project: Total Recall
The Panel: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, director Len Wiseman
The Big Revelations: With the film heading to theaters in exactly a month, there wasn’t much more to reveal that hasn’t already been revealed. But there were a few interesting tidbits featured in the footage screened. So…
Footage Screened: Wiseman unveiled a six-minute sizzle reel, which was essentially an expanded version of the most recent trailer. But I did pick out two key new moments: One, after Colin Farrell’s Douglas Quaid is plunged into his Rekall-driven spy adventure, he realizes he has to get rid of his phone, since that’s how he’s being tracked. One problem: It’s inside his hand.
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