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Rebecca has been a contributor to Up & Comers since its humble beginnings and now works behind the scenes editing and sporadically working with Linda on features. By night, Rebecca is a NCTJ Gold Standard qualified journalist living in London and working for HELLO! magazine. On weekends you can find her in the pub. Follow Rebecca’s nonsensical pop culture ramblings here.

It could have just followed in the footsteps of last year’s massive hit “Bridesmaids”, but this year’s pre-wedding party film “Bachelorette” seems to be far bitchier and cynical. Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher star as bitter bridesmaids of a blushing bride they called “Pigface” (Rebel Wilson) in high school. Also featuring James Marsden, Adam Scott and Kyle Bornheimer, we saw the first promotional images late last year and the film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to mixed reviews, with Screen Daily suggesting it “doesn’t reinvent anything, butRead More
Taking the found footage genre away from the supernatural and into law enforcement, “End of Watch” stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña and Anna Kendrick and it was announced today the film would premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by David Ayers, the films stars Gyllenhaal and Peña as partner police officers who patrol some of the meanest streets in LA. When they inadvertently stumble upon something more dangerous than expected, they and their families – with Anna Kendrick and Natalie Martinez playing wives to Gyllenhaal and Pena, respectively – areRead More
Kristen Wiig is swapping rude and crude comedy for something darker this September, as the comedian returns to the big screen at Toronto International Film Festival in Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini‘s “Imogene“. The film follows “a washed-up playwright who, after faking her own suicide as a ploy to get her ex-boyfriend’s attention, winds up remanded to the custody of her wackily dysfunctional family.” SNL writer Michelle Morgan wrote the script and it is a film that Wiig has been championing for several years, finally being able to getRead More
Looks like Taylor Kitsch‘s SEAL team is nearing completion as Variety reports that indie actor Emile Hirsch is in early talks to take the last lead, joining Kitsch, Mark Wahlberg and Ben Foster. “Lone Survivor” is an adaptation of the book by Marcus Luttrell, chronicling Luttrell’s own experience in Afghanistan. It follows Luttrell (to be played by Kitsch) as “he and his Navy SEAL team members fought to stay alive after being ambushed in Afghanistan in 2005 by Taliban forces during a covert mission in the Hindu Kush mountain region, whereRead More

Posted On July 23, 2012By Rebecca LewisIn Casting

Jeremy Irvine set for “A Night in Old Mexico”

Jeremy Irvine recently wrapped filming on “The Railway Man” with Colin Firth but is jumping straight into another production, joining road movie “A Night in Old Mexico“. The pic is set to begin shooting today in Texas and it will be the sophomore effort of Spanish director Emilio Aragon. From a script by Bill Wittliff, the film follows the developing relationship between Irvine and his grandfather, to be played by Robert Duvall, and features “action, tragedy and romance.” Variety reports the film also stars Angie Cepeda, Luis Tosar and Javier Gutierrez.Read More
As casting for the sequel to “The Hunger Games”, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” gets underway, the young actors who didn’t make it to the end of the first Games are beginning to make their own odds in Hollywood. Dayo Okeniyi is the latest tribute to find life after the arena, with THR reporting that the Nigerian actor will be joining the cast of two Hollywood flicks – indie coming-of-age drama “The Spectacular Now” and the gambling drama “Runner Runner” starring Justin Timberlake. In “The Spectacular Now”, Miles Teller stars asRead More
After joining several indie films over the past year Jessica Szohr looks set to break into the mainstream, joining comedy A listers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in “The Internship“. To be directed by Shawn Levy (“Night at the Musuem“), the film follows Vaughn and Wilson “as two middle-aged guys who lose their jobs and have to start at the bottom in the new American workforce”. Szohr will play a dance instructor called Marielena, but Marielena also has a secret dance life that she keeps hidden. “The Internship” is setRead More
Nina Arianda is a name to keep your eyes on. Two days after landing a big break playing legendary folk singer Janis Joplin in a biopic entitled “Janis” and to be directed by “Martha Marcy May Marlene” helmer Sean Durkin, the recent Tony award-winning actress has signed on to star alongside Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy in “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby“. “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” is a two part film, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His“. The two filmsRead More
Just a day after we reported Emily Browning had joined the cast of  “God Help The Girl” from Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Mudorch,  Bleeding Cool are back with the first set picture. Caught on location on Buchanan Street in Glasgow, the picture shows Browning during what looks to be mid-song. The film is of course based on songs that Murdoch wrote in 2002 which eventually led to the release of a concept album of the same name. There was a long and exhaustive search for the leads, which we thought hadRead More
Craig Roberts and Imogen Poots are two of Britain’s most talented and exciting rising stars. Roberts signed on to indie drama “I Am My Family Secret” with Emma Roberts earlier this year, as well as premiering “The First Time” at Sundance and stealing the film. Poots has been joining films left, right and centre this year – an adaptation of “Filth” with Jamie Bell, Jimi Hendrix biopic “All Is By My Side”, and another adap, Nick Hornby’s “A Long Way Down” … as well as turning up unexpectedly in TerrenceRead More