Archive for August 2, 2012
A handful of the newcomer character roles in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire have been filled, including Jena Malone as Johanna Mason, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, and Amanda Plummer as Wiress. There are still a few fan-favorite roles to be cast, most notably that of the 65th Hunger Games victor, Finnick Odair.
Oscar-winner Melissa Leo was shortlisted for the part of Finnick’s elderly mentor Mags (another past Games winner), but a deal failed to materialize. The role has instead gone to Lynn Cohen, a lauded character actress who’s worked with people like Woody Allen (Manhattan Murder Mystery), Steven Spielberg (Munich), and Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York) over her twenty-years of screen acting (some readers may be better familiar with her as the Ukrainian housekeeper Magda ...
Click to continue reading Lynn Cohen Joins ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’; Sam Claflin Likely to Follow
The Red Dawn remake has been sitting on the shelf for so long that many likely forgot it even exists (if they ever knew in the first place). It’ll be odd to see the general public react to the (mistaken) idea that Thor/Avengers star Chris Hemsworth and Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson used their newfound fame to team up for a remake of a Patrick Swayze war drama conceived during the Cold War era. But I digress.
Today we have some of the first official images from Red Dawn (2012), and they show the aforementioned young faces – now world famous stars – front and center in the midst of battle.
Check out the images below:New ‘Red Dawn’ Images: War Class is Now in Session
The literary drama The Words - written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal – stars Bradley Cooper as a down-on-his-luck writer who stumbles upon a lost story written decades ago, and passes it off as his own. Ultimately, Cooper’s character has to face the harsh realities when the truth of his lie begins to surface.
The official theatrical trailer for The Words has been out for a few months, but CBS Films has released a shorter version, which focuses almost exclusively on the film’s main storyline (Cooper’s plagiarism), while keeping the involvement of other characters (specifically Dennis Quaid and Olivia Wilde) a bit of a mystery.
The Words premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival before being purchased by CBS Films, and has garnered mixed reviews up to this point (though not enough critiques have come in yet to draw a true consensus). While ...
Click to continue reading ‘The Words’ Teaser Trailer: Bradley Cooper Plagiarizes
Remember Dolly the sheep? Dolly was born in 1996 and represented a huge leap in scientific research as the first mammal successfully cloned from adult mammary cells. What if Dolly were a 40 foot long Tyrannosaurus rex? Universal Pictures, we have your script for the Jurassic Park reboot.
Australian billionaire Clive Palmer wants to do more than rebuild the Titanic (he’s actually doing that), he wants to convert his own Palmer Resort into a real-life Jurassic Park, and to do it, he’s begun chatting with the creators of Dolly, biologist Keith Campbell and embryologist Ian Wilmut.
While Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver work away on the screenplay for Jurassic Park 4, a movie that producer Frank Marshall says is coming in 2014, Mr. Palmer wants to bring that idea to life, literally. While Palmer hasn’t directly shared his ideas with the public, a proven source close ...
Click to continue reading Billionaire Wants to Construct Real Life Jurassic Park With Real Dinosaurs
Pre-production discussion surrounding the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters 3 has presented an emotional roller coaster ride for diehard supporters of the series – especially with regard to Bill Murray’s role in the sequel. When it comes to fan-favorite character, Peter Venkman, there’s plenty of on-again off-again news – with many of the project’s key filmmakers blaming Murray for regularly stalling the movie. Murray, to his credit, has been respectful about the finger pointing, at least in the public eye, asserting that he’s open to supporting the film (and/or reprising his role) if he was presented with the right script.
However, for now at least, it sounds as though one-time Ghostbuster, Dan Aykroyd (who has been instrumental in moving the third film forward), is finally ...
Click to continue reading Dan Aykroyd Says ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Production in 2013; Bill Murray ‘Won’t Be Involved’