• Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson has joined the cast of Pixels, a Sony comedy starring Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage as a group of ’80s video game champions who President Kevin James calls on to save the day when aliens attack using strategies from those games. Benson will play a character named Lady Lisa, described as “a beautiful warrior from the fictional ’80s video game Dojo Quest.” [The Wrap] READ FULL STORY
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Casting Net: Charlize Theron in talks to star in, produce 'American Express'; Plus, Alec Baldwin, more
• Charlize Theron is reportedly in talks to star in and produce American Express, an indie for director Nash Edgerton. Plot details are being kept under wraps as the film is shopped at Cannes. Theron can be seen next in Seth MacFarlane‘s A Million Ways to Die in the West (May 30). [The Wrap] READ FULL STORY
Being in a life-saving fake relationship so you aren’t executed for being disloyal to the Capitol has its downsides.
As part of yesterday’s ‘Global Fan Day’ Facebook released a new clip from the The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The 39-second segment shows a tearful Katniss scared about choices she’s made, and worrying about how best to keep both herself and Peeta alive post-Victory Tour.
“This trip doesn’t end when you get back home,” Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) says after she asks for guidance. “You never get off this train. You’re a mentor now. You two are mentors now. From now on, your job is to be a distraction so people forget what their real problems are.”
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Some Katnisses are born great, some Katnisses achieve greatness, and some Katnisses have greatness thrust upon them.
The heroine at the center of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire may seem to fall under the first category — but she sees herself as a member of the third. As the Girl on Fire tells her oldest friend Gale in this first uninterrupted clip from the film, she never intended to become a revolutionary leader. All Katniss Everdeen really wants is to ensure the safety of her family and loved ones.
Unfortunately, the restless, downtrodden citizens of Panem have other plans for her. And Gale is serving as their mouthpiece: “You haven’t hurt people, Katniss — you’ve given them an opportunity. They just have to be brave enough to take it.”
Catch the clip below, as presented by Liam Hemsworth on Tonight Tuesday. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire blazes into theaters Nov. 22.
Rejoice, citizens of Panem: Only 37 days remain before the 75th annual Hunger Games! And if the following advertisement is any indication, this year’s competition is going to be a doozy — filled with love triangles, fiery costumes, and some very sharp shooting.
(Translation: The first TV spot for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire debuted on Walmart’s Facebook page about 13 hours ago. It packs a lot of drama into one very tense minute, including angsty scenes for those on Team Peeta, Team Gale, and Team Prim. Wait, is anyone on Team Prim? In any case, check it out for yourself below.)
Together, Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, and Harrison Ford have starred in some of the biggest blockbusters of all time. Hemsworth has The Hunger Games, Oldman had the Harry Potter films, and Ford starred in two little franchises called Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
But the trio of actors couldn’t lift the $40 million thriller Paranoia — which you may not have realized opened in 2,459 theaters on Friday — out of the box office doldrums. In fact, Paranoia bombed. Badly. The film earned just $3.5 million in its first three days, which yielded a pitiful $1,423 per-theater average. Not only is that the worst debut of 2013 for a movie opening in more than 2,000 theaters — stealing the inauspicious title from Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, which opened with $4.6 million in May — it’s the worst wide opening weekend of Ford’s entire career. Han Solo can usually do better than 13th place.
Paranoia was directed by Robert Luketic, the rom-com specialist behind films like Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth, and Monster-in-Law. Neither audiences nor critics enjoyed his take on the business thriller, though. The film currently has a 2 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and polled crowds stamped it with an awful “C+” CinemaScore grade. Ads for the film were confusing, and despite their effort to explain the storyline, made the film look like little more than a jumbled mess of corporate conspiracy.
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Casting Net: Adam Sandler says 'Hello Ghost,' Melissa McCarthy fights ghosts; Plus Liam Hemsworth, more
• Adam Sandler (Just Go With It) is set to star in Hello Ghost, a remake of a Korean comedy directed by Chris Columbus in which a man attempts to kill himself, but instead of dying is visited by four ghosts who refuse to leave him in peace until he grants each of them a wish. [Hollywood Reporter]
• Speaking of ghosts, The Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (B.O.O.) has a new agent – Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) has signed on to voice Watts, an offbeat agent in DreamWorks Animation’s tale of a secret government organization that keeps us all safe from ghosts. McCarthy’s partner in B.O.O. is Jackson Moss, voiced by Seth Rogen (This Is The End). The story is an original idea by co-writer and director Anthony Leonidas, who directed the 2008 animated flick Igor. [Hollywood Reporter]
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Gale, you’re not in District 12 anymore.
Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth is going from playing a poor boy in a post-apocalyptic world to a Brooklyn guy climbing the corporate ladder in upcoming movie Paranoia. The first trailer for the book-based thriller hit the web today.
Adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by Joseph Finder, Paranoia follows Adam Cassidy, a recent college grad trying to get his career started with an entry-level job at Wyatt Corporation. When the CEO (Gary Oldman) enlists him as a company spy and has him steal trade secrets from his rival (Harrison Ford), things start to get messy as he’s caught between two kings of the corporate world.
The trailer has a bit of a Paycheck vibe (sans memory wipe), as Adam gets involved with revolutionary new technology that he decides he must destroy. Also, check out how Adam gets groomed to play the part of young corporate hotshot — with the preppy polo shirts, crisp expensive suits, and parted hair, it looks like The Social Network‘s Winklevoss twins were actually meant to be the Winklevoss triplets.
Casting Net: Kate Hudson joins Zach Braff's Kickstarter project. Plus: Liam Hemsworth, Peter Dinklage, more
• Kate Hudson (Something Borrowed) is set to join Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here. The story follows 35-year-old husband, father, and struggling actor Aiden Bloom (Braff), who decides to home school his kids when his father (Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin, playing another Saul) has to stop funding their private education. Hudson will play the part of Braff’s wife. Braff famously funded this project through a Kickstarter campaign that actually still has three days left. At the time of posting, the project had raised over $690K beyond its goal of $2 million. The film also stars Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), Josh Gad (1600 Penn), and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory). [Deadline]
• The Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth will play a surfer turned fighter pilot in Aurora Rising. Written by Christian Gudegast (A Man Apart), the movie will tell the story of Hemsworth’s character who gets recruited to be part of an elite team just in time to help out with an escalating conflict abroad. The Australian actor will also be reprising his role as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, out November 22. [Deadline]
We saw teaselet for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s first official trailer earlier this week, but the full cornucopia of goodness spilled out during the final moments of tonight’s MTV Movie Awards — complete with a literally fiery intro by star Liam Hemsworth. Was it worth the wait? Watch and decide for yourself below. READ FULL STORY
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