• Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours), Guy Pearce (Prometheus) and Hugo Weaving (The Hobbit) will all star in the Australian thriller Strangerland, about a couple whose two teenage children go missing in the Australian desert. Kim Farrant will direct the film from a script by Fiona Seres and Michael Kinirons. [THR]
Tag: Emma Stone (11-20 of 35)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t come out until May 2, 2014, but Sony has already set dates for the third and fourth films. The third is set to be released June 10, 2016, and the fourth on May 4, 2018.
Sony Pictures’ Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Jeff Blake, said in a press release, “Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we’re thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years.”
The first movie made more than $750 million worldwide.
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• Has Woody Allen found a new muse? Emma Stone is in talks to appear in his next film that will reportedly shoot in the south of France. The Amazing Spider-Man actress has a number of enviable projects coming up, including a film for Cameron Crowe, Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, of course the Spider-Man sequel. With her quick delivery and deft comedic timing, Stone seems a natural fit for an Allen film. Thankfully, Allen has been taking himself out of the leading romantic man equation in his more recent projects. Now we’d just like to know who her co-stars might be, the plot, the title of the film, and how we can score a set visit. [Deadline]
• Armie Hammer can’t get enough of classic television remakes. The Lone Ranger star is set to join Tom Cruise in the Guy Ritchie-directed update to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The Social Network actor will play the role originated by fellow blondie David McCallum. In addition to his role in The Lone Ranger (in theaters July 3), Hammer is also about to start work on the thriller By Virtue Fall with Kerry Washington and Connie Britton. [Deadline]
Casting Net: Emma Stone, Michael Keaton, and Zach Galifianakis to star in comedy; Plus Christina Hendricks, Vin Diesel
• 21 Grams director Alejandro González Iñárritu is trying his hand at comedy, and he’s enlisted the help of a stellar cast, including Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, and Naomi Watts (don’t forget I Heart Huckabees!) to star in his upcoming feature Birdman. The film will follow a once-great actor best known for portraying a superhero (a little close to home for Keaton), who is trying to relaunch his career with a Broadway play. It will apparently take place over three days in one location. Stone will play Keaton’s troubled daughter, Galifianakis will be the play’s producer, and Watts will portray an actress. [THR]
• Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks is set to star as Charlotte Douglas in the film adaptation of Joan Didion’s A Book of Common Prayer, directed by Campbell Scott (Off the Map). We’re excited to see Hendricks taking on a complex, serious leading film role, and hope the adaptation does justice to Didion’s book. In addition to Mad Men, returning April 7 on AMC, Hendricks can also be seen in Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa (in limited release March 15). [Variety]
• Vin Diesel is in talks to star in The Last Witch Hunter – a 2010 Black List script about a witch hunter who partners with a witch to help save New York from evil. Breck Eisner (The Crazies, and also, Michael Eisner’s son) will direct. It sounds silly, but it was a Black List script, and Hansel and Gretel aren’t mentioned, so maybe there’s potential. Diesel’s next movie is Fast & Furious 6, out May 24. [Deadline]
Casting Net: Charlie Hunnam aiming to join Emma Stone in 'Crimson Peak.' Plus: Michael Gambon and Alfred Molina to play a couple
• Charlie Hunnam is in talks to topline Crimson Peak, director Guillermo del Toro‘s follow-up to his upcoming film with the Sons of Anarchy star, this summer’s Pacific Rim. Emma Stone is also in talks to star in what’s being described as a haunted house film, though plot details are being kept hush hush. Del Toro and Lucinda Coxon (Wild Target) are re-writing the script Del Toro wrote with Matthew Robbins (Mimic, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark). [Variety / Variety]
• Michael Gambon and Alfred Molina will star in Love is Strange, about a longstanding couple who suddenly have to live apart after they get married in New York City. Ira Sachs (Keeps the Lights On) will direct from a script he penned with Mauricio Zacharias (Keep the Lights On). [Deadline]
• Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, and Juno Temple have joined the expanding cast of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which includes returning actors Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jamie King, and Michael Madsen, and newbies Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Dennis Haysbert, and Jamie Chung. As was the case with 2005’s Sin City, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are sharing directing and screenplay duties. [Deadline]
Casting Net: James Franco to direct and star in biopic ‘Beautiful People.’ Plus: Liam Neeson lands action pic, Paul Dano to play Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson
Casting Net: Al Pacino and Brian De Palma to tell Penn State coach Joe Paterno’s story. Plus: Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino, Dylan McDermott
Casting Net: Bradley Cooper attached to WWI thriller ‘Dark Invasion.’ Plus: Anne Hathaway, Jerry Lewis, Billy Campbell
Usually, it’s the job of an actor (last year it was Jennifer Lawrence) and the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, but this year MacFarlane will join the mix, alongside The Amazing Spider-Man and Gangster Squad actress Emma Stone.
What’s curvaceous and a bit naughty, with a greenish palor? This exclusive poster, below, for the upcoming mega celebrity-filled ensemble comedy Movie 43!
Touted as “The biggest cast every assembled, for the most outrageous comedy ever made,” the poster boasts a bada-boom outline of a greenish woman’s body with the movie’s title as the, er, crotch clincher. Helmed by several directors, including Peter Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber), the film stars a serious litany of A-list names, including — take a long breath — Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Banks, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Chloe Moretz, Justin Long, Leslie Bibb, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, and Uma Thurman.
“Never before have such huge actors pushed the envelope so much,” Farrelly told EW last month, giving us the lowdown on scenes ranging from Winslet on a crazy blind date with Jackman to a potty-mouthed Watts and her real-life love Schreiber playing parents home-schooling their son by totally demeaning him. The movie’s set for release in theaters Jan. 25, 2013.
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‘Movie 43′: Exclusive First Look!
The upcoming mob thriller Gangster Squad appears to have its aesthetic crosshairs aimed at an exaggerated, hyperkinetic homage to film noir. Kind of like Quentin Tarantino’s ultraviolent tribute to ’70s kung fu flicks in Kill Bill, only this time set in 1940’s Los Angeles.
Note the pronounced, simplistic layout of yesteryear of the new poster, coated in a glossy contemporary sheen. Glowering men toting tommy guns, King Kong-style lettering, Emma Stone flashing some Jolie-style high-thigh — golly gee! — this one promises a swell night out at the pictures.
Gangster Squad is due for a Jan. 11 release, following its postponement in the wake of the Aurora, Colo. theater shooting. Catch the full-size image after the jump.
At first, the new trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods looks like it’s traversing very similar territory to last summer’s Pixar Animation film Brave. We see a free-spirited teenage girl with wild red hair (this time named Eep, voiced by Emma Stone) yearning to break free from the controlling yoke of a well-meaning parent (this time her father Grug, voiced by Nicolas Cage). Yes, this is a family of cavepeople, as opposed to Scottish royalty, but The Croods even features a very Brave-like scene of the young heroine scaling an impossible cliff face to take in the world’s natural beauty.
But then things take a dramatic turn, and the movie transforms from a stark father-daughter tale into a grand family adventure of survival and exploration…into a world that looks a great deal like Avatar. Which is to say, it looks gorgeous. Check it out yourself: READ FULL STORY
There are few things more gratifying than watching A-list celebrities break type and act really, offensively stupid. Brace yourselves, then, for Movie 43, a star-studded raunchy comedy that took 12 directors and four years to make. The new red-band trailer is an orgy of R-rated shenanigans, though it’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on, as the clip is basically a hodgepodge of seemingly unrelated vignettes, Robot Chicken-style. But honestly, who cares about plot or coherence when you’ve got Oscar-nominee Naomi Watts telling her son, “You dropped your books, f–kface”?
In fact the pedigree of talent in Movie 43 is remarkable. Of course there are plenty of comedy staples: Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone. But the remainder of the cast reads like an awards-season epic: Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard, Kate Winslet, Richard Gere, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Halle Berry.
So if you’ve been waiting your whole life to hear Terrence Howard say, “The Lord did his part already. He made you black! He gave you a foot-and-a-half–” I’m sorry, I’m sorry. You’ll have to watch the extremely inappropriate trailer yourself.
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