In advance of a trailer premiere Thursday, take a gander at an eerie motion poster for Terminator: Genisys, featuring a Terminator head, eyes glowing red, that slowly crumbles, creating an hourglass-like image. READ FULL STORY
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The Terminator is having a bad day. It’s a muggy July afternoon in New Orleans—the temperature is loitering in the triple digits—and Arnold Schwarzenegger is inside a giant warehouse on the grounds of NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. Suited up in a black leather jacket with green-painted latex obscuring most of the right side of his face, he is again playing the indelible robot that solidified his place in Hollywood some 30 years ago. So far today the former governor of California has been stepped on and forced to crawl on the ground, and now, as he gasps for breath fighting his opponent, he’s about to get transported to a different time—which, if you know anything about Terminator mythology, is a very bad thing. Especially if your metal endoskeleton is showing. READ FULL STORY
• Vince Vaughn has sworn in to star in the comedy The Politician. Vaughn will play the title role, a D.C. elected official on the run from the FBI, U.S. Marshals, and a gang of drug dealers after getting caught in a prostitution scandal. What If director Michael Dowse will helm the project from writers Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman while Seth Rogen will produce with his Point Grey production company. [THR]
• Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) are in talks to star together in Me Before You, the adaptation of the Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel of the same name. TV and stage director Thea Sharrock (Call the Midwife) will make her feature debut on the film. Clarke would play Lou, a small-town girl who gives new hope for life to William (Claflin), a wheelchair-bound man who hires her as his caretaker. (500) Days Of Summer writers Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber have adapted the novel from an original draft written by Moyes. The MGM/Warner Bros. production is slated for release next August. [Deadline]
• Pretty Little Liars actor Sean Faris and True Blood star Mehcad Brooks are set to face-off in the indie thriller Avouterie. Faris plays a man who walks in on his wife with her lover (Brooks) on their anniversary and holds them captive at gunpoint while deciding what to do next. The Black List script inspired by true events was written by H. M. Coakley, who is also directing the film now shooting in Los Angeles. [THR]
• Miltos Yerolemou, the actor who played Arya Stark’s sword teacher on the first season of Game of Thrones, has reportedly joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. There are no details about what part he may be playing in the galaxy far, far away, but replacing a sword with a lightsaber doesn’t sound so difficult. Yerolemou would be the second Game of Thrones actor to join the force alongside Gwendoline Christie. [THR]
• Alden Ehrenreich (Blue Jasmine) has joined the all-star cast of the Coen Brothers’ latest dramedy Hail Caesar! The 1950’s set Hollywood-themed film will also feature Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Scarlett Johansson and be distributed by Universal. [Variety]
Casting Net: Emilia Clarke to headline indie psychological thriller; Plus Jason Momoa, Anna Kendrick, more
• Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will play the lead in the psychological thriller Voice From the Stone, based on the Italian novel La Voce Della Pietra by Silvio Raffo. Eric D. Howell will make his feature directorial debut with the story adapted by Andrew Shaw set in 1950s Tuscany about a nurse (Clarke) who gets caught up in an evil force inside the castle where she is taking care of a young boy dealing with the trauma of his mother’s sudden death. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Italy in November. [The Hollywood Reporter] READ FULL STORY
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Emilia Clarke will be trading in her dragons and handmaidens for a boy tank and some guns. The Game of Thrones actress has signed on to star in Paramount’s Terminator reboot to play the part of Sarah Connor. EW confirmed the casting Friday.
Director Alan Taylor, who helmed Thor: The Dark World, had reportedly met with Short Term 12’s Brie Larson and The Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie for the part as well, but Khalessi won out in the end. Deadline first reported the news.
Casting Net: 'Lone Survivor's' Ben Foster heads to 'Warcraft'; Plus, Kevin Hart cast as LeBron James' brother, more
• Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma) and Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) have signed on to star in Warcraft for Legendary Pictures, based on the bestselling video game World of Warcraft. Source Code and Moon helmer Duncan Jones is set to direct. Foster can be seen next with Mark Wahlberg in the Navy SEALs pic Lone Survivor (out Jan. 10, 2014) and Cooper’s next release finds him playing the bad guy to Aaron Paul’s street racer in Need for Speed (out March 14, 2014). [The Wrap]
• Idris Elba (Thor: The Dark World) has signed on to star in the thriller Bastille Day, which finds a young artist and a former CIA agent teaming up on an anti-terrorist mission in France. Baran bo Odar (The Silence) is set to direct. Andrew Baldwin (The Outsider) penned the script. Elba can be seen next as Nelson Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (out Dec. 18). [Variety]
Casting Net: Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper face 'Reasonable Doubt.' Plus: Adam Brody, Trey Songs, Demian Bichir
• Adam Brody, Trey Songs, and Taye Diggs have joined the romantic comedy Baggage Claim, about a flight attendant (Paula Patton) desperately seeking a fiancé in time for her little sister’s engagement party. Brody will play a fellow flight attendant, along with costar Octavia Spencer. Songs and Diggs will play potential suitors. Derek Luke, Djimon Hounsou, and Jill Scott also costar. Director David E. Talbert (First Sunday) penned the adaptation of his own 2003 novel of the same name. [Variety, THR]
• Recent Oscar nominee Demian Bichir (A Better Life) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) will join Jude Law in Dom Hemingway, about a ex-con safecracker (Law) who wants to be rewarded for refusing to be a snitch. Bichir will play the crime lord he visits in France. Richard Shepard (The Matador) is writing and directing. [Deadline]
Casting Net: ‘The Avengers’ star Clark Gregg assembling killer cast for ‘Trust Me.’ Plus: Gael Garcia Bernal to play AIDS patient
Casting Net: Seth Green to rock out in ‘The Identical.’ Plus: Aubrey Plaza, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Costner
Casting Net: Elijah Wood to be ‘The Late Bloomer.’ Plus: Miles Teller, Richard Madden
Casting Net: Jeremy Renner eyeing David O. Russell drama. Plus: Daniel Radcliffe, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Depp
• Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) have signed up to star in The F Word, which sounds much less edgy than its title first implies: It’s an indie romantic comedy about a couple who meet and have great chemistry, but end up trying to just be friends — ergo, the title. Michael Dowse (Goon) is directing from a Black List script by Elan Mastai (The Samaritan). [Variety]
• Juliette Lewis is in talks to join the feature adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer-winning play August: Osage County, as the dizzy youngest daughter to Meryl Streep‘s hard-hearted family matriarch. Julia Roberts is also set to star as the assertive eldest daughter. John Wells will direct from Letts’ adaptation of his play. [Deadline]
• Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Emilia Clarke (HBO’s Game of Thrones) will star opposite Karl Urban in Overdrive, a thriller about American car thieves who relocate to France. Antonio Negret (Transit) will direct from a script by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (Wanted). Claflin is also reportedly in the running for the role of Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which would likely shoot soon after Overdrive finished production. [Variety]
• Kristen Bell will headline The Lifeguard, about a woman who leaves her job as a reporter in New York City to get her high school job as a lifeguard. Mamie Gummer (CBS’ The Good Wife), Martin Starr (Party Down), Alex Shaffer (Win Win), Josuha Harto (The Dark Knight), and Amy Madigan (Gone Babby Gone) costar. Liz W. Garcia (CBS’ Cold Case) will direct from her screenplay. [Deadline]
Casting Net: Anthony Mackie may join ‘Captain America’ sequel as the Falcon. Plus: Richard Jenkins, Vince Vaughn
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