• Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams will play Prohibition Era lovers (or, potential mates) in Ezekiel Moss. Philip Seymour Hoffman has been attached to direct the pic for some time off of Keith Bunin’s Black List script. The story revolves around Iris (Adams) a widower who runs a boarding house to support her son Joel in a small, religious town. She falls for a drifter, Gyllenhaal’s Ezekiel Moss, who can “channel and physically inhabit the spirits of the dead.” [THR]
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If you think big explosions, an action packed heist and an all star cast can only describe a big summer blockbuster, then you haven’t see the trailer for the new animated film The Nut Job.
Will Arnett provides the voice of Surly the Squirrel, who embarks on a dangerous journey to restore food for the winter after he accidentally destroys the entire supply of nuts for the season. Facing treacherous foes, Surly and his unruly band of animals must successfully heist Maury’s Nut Store to feed the park. Liam Neeson, Brendan Fraser and Katharine Heigl also star in the nutty adventure out January 17th.
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We’re one piece closer to the release of The Lego Movie as Warner Bros unveils the latest trailer.
Due in theaters Feb. 7, The Lego Movie features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman. The film is directed Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Watch the sneak peek, complete with Lego Batman intro, below:
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Liam Neeson, whose last major movie airplane ride literally fed him to the wolves, takes flight again for Non-Stop, his latest kick-ass action movie. Here, he plays a U.S. Air Marshal flying from New York to London who is either being set up by a devious fellow passenger or is simply certifiably crazy.
His Unknown director, Spaniard Jaume Collet-Serra, is behind the camera, but what makes this bumpy thrill ride somewhat tantalizing is the eclectic supporting cast. Julianne Moore has to be flying first-class, of course, and her character might know more than she’s letting on. But then there’s Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery, and 12 Years a Slave‘s Lupita Nyong’o as the flight attendants. House of Card‘s Corey Stoll gets tasered! Flying the plane is Linus Roache, who Neeson bragged about killing in Batman Begins! Karma at 40,000 feet, Neeson!
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• Disney has taken on Happily Ever After, a comedy with a fairy tale twist from Don’t Trust the B—- creator Nahnatchka Khan. Reese Witherspoon is attached to star in the story that brings us up to date with a prince and princess 10 years after they’ve met in the usually fairy tale way and now have to do some non fairy-tale-type work on their relationship. [THR]
• Only Pierce Brosnan can make a movie about I.T. consultants sounds sexy. He’ll play a book publisher who takes on an I.T. consultant in the aptly named I.T., directed by Stefano Sollima. [Deadline]
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Will Arnett is a scheming squirrel in the new teaser trailer for The Nut Job, an animated film from Open Road Films that also features the voices of Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, and Katherine Heigl. The action-packed comedy follows the travels of the mischievous Surly (Arnett) and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.
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Casting Net: Liam Neeson in talks for 'Taken 3'; Plus, 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' finds a lead, more
• Liam Neeson is reportedly in talks to star in a third installment of Taken, about the retired CIA agent who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen are already at work on a script, but no director is currently attached. Pierre Morel directed the first installment, which brought in $145 million on an estimated $25 million budget. Olivier Megaton (Colombiana) stepped in to direct the second film, which made about $139.9 million with a $45 million production budget. Lost‘s Maggie Grace played Neeson’s daughter in both films. [Deadline]
• Disney has found its Alexander. Puberty Blues actor Ed Oxenbould will star as the title character in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Based on the classic Judith Viorst children’s book, Steve Carrell and Jennifer Garner are starring as Alexander’s parents. Production is slated to begin on the project in August, with Miguel Arteta (Youth in Revolt) set to direct. [Deadline]
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2014 may seem like a long time from now, but studios are already filling their slates and shifting around release dates for later this year and into next. Below, a few of the latest release date changes:
The Expendables 3, the latest in the Lionsgate franchise that has rounded up action heroes of the ’80s like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, is set for an Aug. 15, 2014 release, the same late summer weekend that the first two Expendables films opened in 2010 and 2012. Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes, Jackie Chan, and Milla Jovovich recently began final negotiations to appear in the threequel. READ FULL STORY
Universal’s Non-Stop, starring Liam Neeson, has set its theatrical release date for February 21, 2014.
The Joel Silver-produced action thriller is set almost entirely within the cabin of a plane traveling from New York to London. As the U.S. Air Marshal on board, Neeson’s character begins to receive a series of text messages threatening to kill passengers unless the anonymous terrorist gets $150 million delivered to an off-shore account. Everyone on board is suddenly a suspect, including Neeson’s seat mate, played by Julianne Moore, and Michelle Dockery as a flight attendant.
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• Yesterday we reported the initial casting for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, but one of the key parts was left out of the announcement: Who would be the foil to Michael Keaton’s character’s comeback. Wednesday it was announced that Edward Norton would take on the role of the egotistical theater actor, which sounds like another inspired casting choice. We’re also kind of excited to see the failed Bruce Banner go head to head with one of history’s most beloved Bruce Waynes. Norton just wrapped The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson’s follow-up to Moonrise Kingdom. [Deadline]
• Liam Neeson is in talks to join Seth MacFarlane’s sophomore film, A Million Ways to Die in the West. Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron are already set to star in the film as MacFarlane’s ex-girlfriend and an outlaw’s wife, respectively. If the deal goes through, Neeson would play Theron’s outlaw husband. [THR]
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