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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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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
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After leaving “The Hunger Games” behind, Jennifer Lawrence is going back to war. Deadline reports Lawrence will star in “It’s What I Do,” an adaptation of war photographer Lynsey Addario that Steven Spielberg will direct. The story will follow “a woman who goes into the most dangerous places in the world in search of truth.” Addario covered the American invasion of Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks, photographing the Afghan people before and after the reign of the Taliban, and the story will also feature a love story in Addario meetingRead More
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Clone Club is coming back into session and to celebrate BBC America has debuted the first full length trailer for season 3 of “Orphan Black.” The sisters Sarah, Allison, Cosima and Helena (Tatiana Maslany) all seem to be separated and facing heightened dangers from various foes and obstacles, and of course there are the new male clones (Ari Millen) to deal with. “This does remain Sarah Manning and her sisters—this does remain their story,” showrunner Graeme Manson previously said. “So is the threat that these guys pose—will it bring themRead More
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Ang Lee has found his Billy Lynn. The director has cast British newcomer Joe Alwyn in the titular role of the young soldier in his adaptation of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” Alwyn beat out the likes of Billy Howle, Jack Reynor, Joe Cole and Taron Egerton for the role of a 19 year old American soldier whose squadron was captured on camera in the midst of a heroic act, being catapulted to national stardom as a result. The action takes place in the hours leading up to a bigRead More
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The young mutants continue to roll into “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Director Bryan Singer has announced that Kodi Smit-McPhee is the latest young actor to join the cast playing a familiar character: the BAMFing teleporter Nghtcrawler. Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp were previously cast to play younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm, respectively. The upcoming film will return fully to the past like “X-Men: First Class,” the first film in the new trilogy. While “X-Men: Days of Future Past” employed time travel elements, this time around the focusRead More