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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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A new trailer has been released for “Theory of Everything,” the Stephen Hawking biopic starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones that’s become a major Oscar contender in this year’s awards race after it screened to rapturous responses at the Toronto International Film Festival. Redmayne plays Hawking and Jones his first wife, Jane. The two met and fell in love while students at Cambridge University in the 1960s, though they didn’t have long together before he received a motor neurone disease diagnosis and a two-year life expectancy. The couple persevered, gotRead More
interstellar
Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway travel outside of our solar system — our entire galaxy — in order to find a way to save the human race, in the newest trailer for Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated “Inerstellar.” The sci-fi drama sees McConaughey as a father (to Mackenzie Foy, who grows up to be Jessica Chastain) leaving his family behind in order to fly into space as Earth deteriorates and the answer to humanity’s survival may lay in outer space. Of course, what the astronauts find out in space is appropriatelyRead More
walker-palmer
The next pair of young lovers in Nicholas Sparks’ long canon are ready to step forward, and it was announced today that Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer will star in “The Choice,” which will be directed by Ross Katz. Walker and Palmer will play Travis Parker and Gabby Holland, respectively, who first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town — because this is a Nicholas Sparks movie after all. The film will chart the ups and downs in their love affair over the course of ten years. Walker andRead More
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Peggy Carter will reunite with Howard Stark on her new show “Agent Carter,” as Marvel has just announced that Dominic Cooper will return to reprise his role as the father of Tony Stark in ABC’s upcoming midseason comic book adaptation drama. Hayley Atwell is headlining the series as Peggy, who in 1946 was still reeling from the “death” of her boyfriend Steve Rogers while trying to maintain a professional life in the world-dominated of spying for the British government. The cast is rounded out by Chad Michael Murray as SSRRead More
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Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl are starring in South American political thriller “Colonia,” which has already started filming in and around Luxemburg, Germany and South America, it was announced today. Florian Gallenberger is directing the film, which follows a young German couple, Lena and Daniel, who become entangled in the violence which led to the overthrowing of president Salvador Allende. Daniel is abducted by the secret police of army chief and dictator-to-be Augusto Pinochet, and is tracked by Lena to a sealed-off area called Colonia Dignidad. However, it’s soon discoveredRead More
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Supernatural thriller “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” has added Aaron Paul to the cast. Paul joins the previously cast Jamie Dornan in the film directed by Alexandre Aja. The film will follow Louis Drax, who has a near-fatal fall on his ninth birthday. Paul will play Louis’ father, who’s under suspicion as the fall is investigated. Dornan will play Dr. Allan Pascal, who investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding the fall. Filming begins next month in Vancouver. Paul is best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC’s “BreakingRead More
kate-mara

Posted On September 18, 2014By Linda GeIn Casting

Kate Mara Offered ‘The Martian’ Opposite Matt Damon

“House of Cards” star and future Invisible Woman Kate Mara has been offered one of the lead roles in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi actioner “The Martian” starring Matt Damon, according to Deadline. The adaptation of Andy Weir’s book follows Damon as an astronaut who is stranded alone on Mars after an accident and must survive long enough in order to be rescued. Jessica Chastain, Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig were all previously linked to the project, though it’s unclear which of them are still involved or what roles they would play.Read More
tom-hiddleston
King Kong origin film “Skull Island” has cast Tom Hiddleston in the lead role, with “Kings of Summer” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts stepping behind the camera, it was announced today. Legendary announced its plans to make a feature film based on the cinematic origins of King Kong during this year’s San Diego Comic Con with an original draft of the script by Max Borenstein. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside thisRead More
mockingjay
It’s all out war in the first full trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” which sees Jennifer Lawrence‘s Katniss Everdeen go from reluctant symbol of the revolution to reluctant leader. The third installment will take the riled up oppressed citizens of Panem into battle under the leadership of Katniss, who herself is being manipulated by more powerful forces who need her to inspire the troops. Gale (Liam Hemsworth) is all too eager to fight, while Katniss is more concerned with saving Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), who’s been capturedRead More
scoot-mcnairy
David Gordon Green’s political dramedy “Our Brand Is Crisis” has added Scoot McNairy to star alongside Sandra Bullock, reports Variety. Based on the 2005 documentary of the same name, “Our Brand Is Crisis” focuses on a group of American political campaign specialists who’s hired to work on the campaign of a controversial South American candidate, exposing the marketing techniques and manipulations that go into elections. George Clooney is producing the film with partner Grant Heslov and filming is slated to begin this fall. McNairy, one of our Breakout Stars ofRead More