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Linda studied Film & Digital Media at the University of California. She likes David Fincher, New York City, and cats. She founded Up&Comers in 2010. You can find more of her film reporting at Bleeding Cool, book reviews at light-of-day.net and random ramblings, 140 characters at a time, on Twitter.

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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone may finally reunite for their third movie together. According to Deadline, the two are circling the lead roles in Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” a musical romance set in Los Angeles. “La La Land” is described as a “two-hander that follows a pair of dreamers — aspiring actress Mia, who’s lonely desperate to fit in, and cocky yet charismatic jazz pianist Sebastian — who fall in love in Los Angeles. However, the city that brought them together may tear them apart, as they soon discoverRead More
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The latest Marvel superhero has arrived and the studio has released the first trailer for “Ant-Man,” featuring Paul Rudd as a very, very tiny badass. The footage sets up our newest hero and probably eventual Avenger’s backstory. Rudd is Scott Lang, a petty thief who’s been locked up a lot, who’s recruited by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) in order to pull off one last heist before changing his way and becoming a good guy. He battles Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll), with a little assistance from Hank’s beautiful daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly)Read More
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Posted On April 7, 2015By Linda GeIn Casting

Rooney Mara Joins Nicole Kidman in ‘Lion’

The Weinstein Company have added Rooney Mara to star with Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel in their true-life tale “Lion,” according to THR. Based on the book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley, the film follows Brierley as a young boy who got on the wrong train in his native country India and ultimately ended up thousands of miles away. He’s adopted by an Australian couple, but eventually finds his way home with a little help from Google Earth. Filming is currently underway and will soon move to AustraliaRead More
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Fandoms colliding alert. The BBC announced this morning that Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on “Game of Thrones,” will guest star on a future episode of the channel’s long-running “Doctor Who.” Williams has already started filming, and said on her first day, ““I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.” Her character detailsRead More
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A new Lex Luthor has arrived, and EWRead More
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Alex Roe has yet to make his big breakout debut in Sony’s YA franchise launcher “The 5th Wave,” but he’s already lined up a follow-up that has its own star-making potential. Deadline reports Roe has been cast as the male lead in Paramount’s “Rings,” a reboot of the Japanese horror franchise last seen on American screens as “The Ring.” Javier Guierrez is directing the film, which already has another newcomer, Matilda Lutz, attached to star. Lutz and Roe will play a couple who are unfortunate enough to come across theRead More
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“Jane the Virgin” landed Gina Rodriguez her first Golden Globe, and now it may be launching her movie career as well. According to TheWrap, the actress has landed the female lead role in Peter Berg’s oil rig drama “Deepwater Horizon” which has Mark Wahlberg also on board to star. The film revolves around the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig which caused the deaths of 11 crew members and led to the biggest oil spill in US history.Rodriguez beat out Kristen Stewart for the role of Andrea Fleytas, whoRead More
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Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and the kids from “The Maze Runner” find themselves in some unfamiliar surroundings when we pick back up their story in sequel “The Scorch Trials,” and the first images from the film, released today by EW, certainly show a vastly different landscape. Wes Ball is returning to direct the YA adaptation sequel, which sees the Maze Runners from the glade, which also includes Hi Kong-Lee and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, as seen in the new photos, among others, discovering the truth about the dangerous maze they were forcedRead More
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After working with Ridley Scott on “The Martian,” Kate Mara is reteaming with the filmmaker on another sci-fi tale, this time to be directed by his son, Luke Scott. THR reports Mara is set to topline “Morgan” alongside newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy. The story follows “a corporate risk-management consultant who is summoned to a remote research lab to determine whether or not to terminate an at-risk artificial being.” Seth Owen wrote the script, which landed on the 2014 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays. Mara will next be seen asRead More
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Oliver Stone has began filming “Snowden,” his drama about NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and today the first photos of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the controversial figure have been released. The film is based on Luke Harding’s book “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” and Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena’s upcoming novel “Time of the Octopus.” The story will follow Snowden as he moves from Hawaii to Hong Kong before landing in Russia and being granted asylum, all the while dodging extradition back to the USRead More