• Jake Gyllenhaal, who has been widely praised for his recent performance in Prisoners, is in talks to team up with Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) for the boxing pic Southpaw. Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter was hired to write the script, which tells the story of a disgraced title-winning fighter who tries to rehabilitate his image for the sake of his daughter. Eminem was attached to the role at one point. [The Wrap]
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It’s fraternity versus family for Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in the new trailer for their upcoming comedy Neighbors.
Following the release of a red-band trailer last month, the latest preview shows a young couple (Rogen and Rose Byrne) trying to remain hip and cool after the birth of their first baby when a frat, led by Efron, moves in next door. A newborn baby and beer pong: What could possibly go wrong?
Looking at the trailer below, plenty. Beware of fireworks and flying balls when the film is released May 9, 2014.
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• Brie Larson, who has had a breakout year with leading and supporting roles in Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now, and Don Jon, is in talks to join Mark Wahlberg in the remake of The Gambler, the 1974 James Caan starrer that was loosely inspired by a the Dostoyevsky novella. It’s still very early in the process, but Larson would take on the role of a student who Wahlberg’s Jim Bennett, a literature professor, is in love with. Rupert Wyatt, who worked with Wahlberg on Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is set to direct. Oscar winner William Monahan (The Departed) is penning the script. [Deadline]
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Director James Wan is having a busy year. His period-piece horror film The Conjuring opens in July. His Fast & Furious movie opens next July. In between those two movies, he’s releasing Insidious: Chapter 2, the sequel to 2011′s ridiculously profitable spooky-family thriller. The trailer for the sequel just hit the web. And it is crazy. Like, there are a lot of things popping out of a lot of places, and Patrick Wilson is looking more than a little unhinged. And look! It’s that Iron Man 3 kid again! Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY
• Cameron Diaz is in early talks to reunite with her Bad Teacher team, including co-star Jason Segel and director Jake Kasdan (New Girl, Orange County) for the Sony Pictures comedy Sex Tape. The story is about a married couple who makes a sex tape that goes missing by the morning. The Back-Up Plan scribe Kate Angelo wrote the script. [The Wrap]
• Will Smith is making moves. First news broke that he was in final talks to star in Focus from the directors of Crazy Stupid Love, then After Earth got an earlier release date, and now he may be ready to line up a few more projects. Deadline reports that Smith is hoping that Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond) might direct him in American Can, the true story of a Gulf War veteran who ends up helping a group of seniors stranded in New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He’s also considering the thriller The Accountant about a government bureaucrat who doubles as an assassin. [Deadline]
American audiences hungry for more British comedy and more of Bridesmaids actress Rose Byrne, are in for a treat: I Give It a Year, which stars Byrne and Rafe Spall (One Day), has secured a U.S. distributor. Magnolia Pictures will release the film in the U.S. later this year.
I Give It a Year features Byrne and Spall as a couple that no one believes will last — not their families, not their friends, not even their minister. Where other romantic comedies would begin rolling the credits, I Give It a Year picks up on the realities — and the hilarities — of a marriage start to sink in.
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Casting Net: Rose Byrne in talks to star opposite Jason Bateman and Seth Rogen; Plus: 'Divergent,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' more
• In Summer 2011, Rose Byrne delivered audiences the one-two punch of Bridesmaids and X-Men: First Class. It looks like she’s aiming to double up on success again. Thursday it was announced that the Australian actress is in talks for not one but two films. She is in talks to join Tina Fey and Jason Bateman in This Is Where I Leave You, based on the Johnathan Tropper book about squabbling siblings following their father’s death. Byrne would play an old crush of Bateman’s character in the film directed by Shawn Levy (Date Night, Big Fat Liar). The other project, Townies, is a raunchy Universal comedy whose cast already features Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Bryne is up for the part of Rogen’s character’s wife. [THR] READ FULL STORY
How many marriages have you predicted will end badly and prematurely? How many proved devastatingly accurate?
Picking up where most romantic comedies would roll the credits, I Give It A Year checks in with an unlikely couple during their first year of marriage. And no one believes that Nat (Rose Byrne) and Josh (Rafe Spall) are going to make it. Not their families, friends, not even their minister. They’re too different. Josh is a messy but charming struggling novelist, and Nat is a high-strung, type-A striver.
“For my generation, marriage has become fashionable again,” Spall (Life of Pi) said. “And when something like that becomes fashionable, then you end up with a lot of people who shouldn’t be together. People getting married for the wrong reasons.”
As if learning to live with another person isn’t enough, Nat and Josh also have to deal with those pesky, uncomplicated, possibly more suitable mates that always pop up at the worst times, played by Anna Faris and Simon Baker (who looks like he might be reprising his dashing man about town role from The Devil Wears Prada.)
Written and directed by Dan Mazer (Borat, Bruno), I Give It A Year will premiere at SXSW in the Narrative Spotlight category. EW got an exclusive clip of the unhappy couple attending their first therapy session. Check it out past the jump.
Get ready for another movie that will make you afraid of your house’s every bump, creak, and clank. Haunted house movie Insidious is getting a sequel.
The horror flick was a box office success when it opened in April 2011: It was made for a reported $1.5 million and grossed $97 million worldwide. For the sequel, titled Insidious Chapter 2, James Wan and Leigh Whannell will return to direct and pen the screenplay, respectively.
[Spoiler alert for anyone who doesn't want to know who didn't die in the first movie.]
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Casting Net: Benedict Cumberbatch to play the Beatles' closeted manager. Plus: Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Garner, Vince Vaughn
• YES: Christoph Waltz is in talks to star in the sequel to The Muppets, as an Interpol inspector. While star Jason Segel won’t reprise his role, director James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller are expected to return in their respective roles, with Bobin also co-penning the script. [THR]
• Jennifer Garner will join Matthew McConaughey in The Dallas Buyers Club, a drama about a real-life AIDS patient Ron Woodroof, who smuggled pharmaceuticals into to the U.S. for himself and others living with the disease. Garner will play the Woodroof’s physician, Dr. Eve Saks. Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria) will direct from a script by Melisa Wallack (Meet Bill) and Craig Borten. [Deadline]
• Vince Vaughn is attached to star in Triple Time, an action-thriller about a U.S. marshal (Vaughn) accompanying an accused prisoner to D.C., when all hell breaks loose. Regular Vaughn collaborator (and child star of A Christmas Story) Peter Billingsley (Couples Retreat) will direct the script he penned with Michael J. Wilson (The Tuxedo). [Variety]
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