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Joe Wright has his Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman), his Hook (Garrett Hedlund) and now he’s got his Tiger Lily for Peter Pan prequel “Pan.” The Wrap reports Rooney Mara is in talks to play the character who’s traditionally an Indian princess, but who obviously will have a different backstory this time around. The prequel will follow a young orphaned boy, Peter, who’s being cast from an open call, taken to Neverland where he leads the native people in a rebellion against the evil pirates, led by Jackman’s Blackbeard. Hedlund’s Hook isRead More

Posted On December 30, 2013By Linda GeIn Features

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top 10 Movies of 2013

For the third year in a row it seems the two of us have differing taste when it comes to our favorite films of the year, and with new contributor Melanie Abernathy adding her two cents for the first time this year, we have a larger list than ever. Twenty-seven films span the thirty available spaces (with only “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Gravity” having some cross-over appeal amongst ourselves) but this was also the most difficult year for narrowing down. It was a year of incredible andRead More
The first awards of the Oscar season has kicked things off today with the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards announcing its nominees today. With the focus on US-based independent films (even more so than the aptly named Independent Spirit Awards), the nominees are unsurprisingly filled with some of our favorite up and comers and breakout stars of the year. “12 Years a Slave,” set to be an Oscar juggernaut, led the way here with three nominations, for Best Feature, Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Best Breakthrough Actor (Lupita Nyong’o).Read More
Mia Wasikowska is out, but Rooney Mara is in for 1950s romantic drama “Carol”, according to THR. Todd Haynes is directing the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s thriller novel “The Price of Salt,” and Cate Blanchett is set for the other lead role. The New York tale is about two women, Therese Belivet, a lonely young woman who works in a department store dreaming of something bigger, and Carol, an elegant older woman she encounters at her job. Carol seems to have it all together, but is quite lonely and discontentRead More
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker and Danny Glover are set to star in romantic drama “Blackbird”, according to Deadline. Gina Prince-Bythewood is directing from a script she wrote, and Mbatha-Raw will play Noni Jean, a hot new singer who just won a Grammy but succumbs to the pressures of fame and nearly ends her own life. She’s saved by Parker’s character, a young policeman, and the two fall for each other despite their families’ objections. Parker first garnered attention opposite Richard Gere in last year’s surprise hit “Arbitrage”, and will beRead More
There are a bunch of Lance Armstrong movies rushing into production, but taking an early lead is the one from Stephen Frears. Deadline reports he’s already got his Armstrong, as Ben Foster is in final negotiations to take the role of the once beloved and now disgraced Tour de France champ. John Hodge wrote the screenplay, which will cover years spanning from the road cyclist’s testicular cancer diagnosis in 1996, which he triumphed over in 1997, to his seven consecutive Tour de France wins between 1999 and 2005, through hisRead More
Rooney Mara has committed to her first film in over a year, joining Stephen Daldry’s Third-World set drama “Trash”, according to Deadline. The film, based on Andy Mulligan’s 2010 novel, will also star Martin Sheen and a trio of newcomers: Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein, as well as Wagner Moura and Selton Mello in supporting roles. In the Richard Curtis-adapted film, Tevez, Luis and Weinstein play a trio of young teens who live in a garbage dump in an unnamed Third World country, scavenging for anything that canRead More
Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck are star-crossed lovers in the first trailer for David Lowery’s hit Sundance and Cannes western romance “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”, embracing, separating and longing for each other after an arrest for a crime spree separates them just as she gets pregnant with their child. Much has been made of the beauty of this film and the brilliant cinematography by Bradford Young is clearly evident in this first glimpse of it, as are the strong acting choices by the impressive cast. Our own Rebecca Lewis gaveRead More
Gearing up for an August 16th release date, and a VOD release on August 19th, here’s the new poster for David Lowery‘s crime romance “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” – and it’s a gorgeous, stylised poster that fits perfectly with the mood and time of the film. The new poster, with Rooney Mara‘s Ruth, rightly so, placed front and center, is actually a painting by Benjamin Lowery, David’s brother. Also featuring Casey Affleck, “Aint Them Bodies Saints” is the story of Ruth and Bob, two outlaws who spend most of theRead More
A tale of an outlaw couple set against the backdrop of 1970s Texas, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” immediately drew comparisons to Terrence Malick’s “Badlands”, but this, director David Lowery’s breakout hit, is a brave, raw and visually stunning film that never tries to imitate the classics despite being clearly influenced by them. “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” is a slow-burning romantic crime drama that unfolds against the gorgeous Texas plains through the lens of DP Bradford Young, who well earned a Special Jury Prize from Sundance for his cinematography. “I loveRead More