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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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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
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A long-gestating project may be getting a jumpstart, with a hell of a cast upgrade. TheWrap reports Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are in early talks to headline sci-fi drama “Passengers,” which now has “The Imitation Game’s” Morten Tyldum attached to direct The story is set aboard a spaceship hurtling through space carrying hundreds of people in a cryogenic sleep. When a man (Pratt) wakes up 97 years before he was supposed to, he decides to wake up a fellow passenger (Lawrence), in order to not be alone for theRead More
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Ang Lee made a star out of Suraj Sharma with “Life of Pi,” and the director is on the hunt for his next discovery. Deadline reports four young actors are on Lee’s shortlist for his next film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” based on the bestselling novel by Ben Fountain. Billy Howle, Jack ReynorJoe Cole and Taron Egerton are up for the titular role in the wartime drama. Billy Lynn is a 19 year old American soldier whose squadron was captured on camera in the midst of a heroic act,Read More
luke-evans
Luke Evans is going behind bars for his next role. He will star in thriller “Three Seconds” for “Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst, it was announced this morning. “Three Seconds” will be up for sale at the Berlin Film Market, and is based on a bestselling novel of the same name. Evans will play an FBI agent who is forced to go undercover in a maximum security prison. When his cover is blown and he’s abandoned by his employers, he must figure out a way to break out or dieRead More
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The boys of “Magic Mike” are back for “Magic Mike XXL,” and the first trailer for the sequel to the Steven Soderbergh surprise hit has the gang hitting the road and taking their clothes off in all kinds of new places. Leaving behind original cast members Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer and Cody Horn, the rest of the guys, led by Channing Tatum’s Mike, along with Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Adam Rodriguez, have moved on to other things, but find it hard to leave their partying, stripping pasts behind them.Read More
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Charlie Cox goes takes Matt Murdoch from blind lawyer by day to superhero by night in the first full length trailer for Marvel’s first Netflix series, “Daredevil.” Cox looks decidedly unlike Ben Affleck’s slick big screen version of the same character from 2003. For one thing, his costume looks pretty homemade, at least at this early stage of the origin story about how Murdoch decides to take on the criminal underbelly of New York City on his own. The rest of the cast includes Elden Henson as Franklin “Foggy” Nelson,Read More