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One may not expect Alex Kurtzman, co-writer and producer of some of the most high profile blockbuster action flicks of the past few years – the first two “Transformers”, “Star Trek”, “Cowboys and Aliens” and currently the sequel to “The Amazing Spider-Man”, among them – to make his directorial debut with a small scale character study and family drama, and it’s perhaps even more unexpected that he pretty much succeeds at it. “People Like Us”, which premiered at the LA Film Festival last night, may not be breaking any newRead More
Hot off the success of “The Hunger Games, Effie herself Elizabeth Banks introduces the first trailer for her next movie, “People Like Us”, which is surely hoping for a bit of an awareness bump thanks to its suddenly way more famous star. Formerly titled “Welcome to People”, Chris Pine stars in the family drama as a man who is reunited with a sister and nephew he never knew he had after the death of his alcoholic father. His father left him a large inheritance, along with instructions to give someRead More
It would be a gross understatement to say “The Social Network” star and recent Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg has become a hot commodity in Hollywood. With no less than three films in production in his immediate future, Variety reports he has added one more commitment to his busy dance card. Eisenberg has “agreed in principal” and is in early negotiations to star in Summit Entertainment’s bank heist thriller with a twist, “Now You See Me”, to be directed by “Clash of the Titans” helmer Louis Leterrier. Potentially joining Eisenberg inRead More
Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut “Welcome to People” is racking up an impressive cast, with Olivia Wilde the most recent addition to the cast, joining Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine in the drama about a man who is reunited with a sister and nephew he never knew he had after the death of his alcoholic father. Banks and Pine play the brother-sister duo, with Wilde on board as Hannah, Pine’s character’s girlfriend. Michelle Pfeiffer is also on board to play Pine’s mother. Recently, B-list actor and A-list director Jon Favreau –Read More

Posted On January 3, 2011By Linda GeIn Casting

Olivia Wilde joins “Welcome to People”

Happy new year, visitors! Today we bring you our first bit of casting news of 2011, with Olivia Wilde joining the cast of “Welcome to People”, as reported by THR. Wilde joins Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine in Alex Kurtzman’s drama about a man who is reunited with a sister and nephew he never knew he had after the death of his alcoholic father. Banks and Pine play the brother-sister duo, with Wilde on board as Hannah, Pine’s character’s girlfriend. Kurtzman is stocking his directorial debut with familiar faces, asRead More

Posted On November 10, 2010By Linda GeIn Casting

Elizabeth Banks to star in “Welcome to People”

Speaking of the former Betty Brant! Elizabeth Banks will take the female lead in Alex Kurtzman’s indie drama “Welcome to People”, according to THR. “People” centers around a man who must deliver $150,000 left to an alcoholic sister he didn’t know he had, following the death of their father, getting caught up in the life of her angry 12-year-old son in the process. Banks will play the sister. A prolific actress who hasn’t quite made a big breakthrough, Banks has starred in “Role Models”, “Definitely, Maybe” and has a recurringRead More