July 24, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Chloe Moretz is out and Abigail Breslin is in for apocalyptic zombie thriller “Maggie”, according to THR. The Oscar nominee turned scream queen will play daughter to Arnold Schwarzenegger (taking over for Paddy Consindine) in Henry Hobson’s feature directorial debut.
Previously vaguely reported as being about “a father’s unconditional love for his daughter” in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, we now know what exactly that unconditional love entails: Breslin’s titular Maggie begins turning into a zombie herself after being infected by the virus, with the film following her six-week transformation. John Scott 3 wrote the script, which ended up on the Black List in 2011. It had been set to film last fall with Consindine and Moretz, but never came together. With Schwarzenegger and Breslin on board, another fall production start is now scheduled.
Breslin was nominated for an Oscar for 2006′s “Little Miss Sunshine” and is attempting to make the transition from child to adult actress. It’s a road paved with plenty of thrillers and horrors (“Final Girl”, “Haunter”, “Perfect Sisters”, “Wicked Blood”) but also prestige projects (“August: Osage County”) and potential franchise blockbusters (“Ender’s Game”).
August 23, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
While “The Killing” remains in limbo waiting to see if someone other than AMC will pick it up for a third season, star Mireille Enos continues to build her film resume. She has joined the cast of David Ayer’s “Ten”, according to Deadline. Enos rounds out a cast that is led by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington, as well as Terrence Howard, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Joe Manganiello, Dawn Olivieri and Max Martini. The film also has the working title of “Breacher” while it’s unclear at this point which title will end up being used.
Based on Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery “Ten Little Indians”, this modern retelling will revolve an elite squad of ten DEA agents who take down a drug cartel safe house with the intention of stealing the goods for themselves. Their plans are thwarted when they begin dying off one by one. If our math is correct, Enos completes the squad of ten, unless some of the cast members are playing other supporting characters. Enos’ character is married to Worthington’s. Filming begins this October after Ayer releases his new found-footage cop drama “End of Watch.”
Enos, one of our Faces to Watch in 2012, actually will not be seen in a 2012 film at all. Warner Bros pushed back “Gangster Squad”, in which she plays Josh Brolin’s wife, until January 2013, while zombie apocalypse flick “World War Z”, in which she plays Mrs. Brad Pitt, is in even bigger trouble. Enos also wrapped up shooting on West Memphis Three dramatization “The Devil’s Knot” opposite Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.
April 26, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Willis… and Hemsworth? Behold the power of “The Hunger Games”! Despite being the very green newcomer to “The Expendables 2″, the sequel that features all the legendary action heroes you can think of, Lionsgate has given their new rising star Liam Hemsworth his very own poster for the expected summer blockbuster release.
Hemsworth, as Bill “The Kid” Timmons, looks like a cross between Captain America and G.I. Joe on his poster, all uniformed up and toting pretty heavy machinery. The new team is being dubbed the “#DirtyDozen”, with various media outlets debuting solo character posters for each action star. Moviefone brought us Hemsworth’s, and you can check out their site for links to all the others, which include the aforementioned Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis, in addition to Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme, Jason Sthatham, Jet Li and more. They are still being posted one by one, but for now, you can check out Hemsworth’s below.
“The Expendables 2″ opens on August 17th.
October 4, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Jamie Alexander is the latest actor boarding Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comeback vehicle, “The Last Stand”, reports Variety. “Friday Night Lights” star Zach Gilford joined the cast yesterday and “Lost” star Rodrigo Santoro is on board as well.
Gilford, Alexander and Santoro all play cops who work under Schwarzenegger’s sheriff in a small town on the US-Mexican border. The ragtag team becomes the last line of defense when a Mexican drug cartel kingpin jailed in the US escapes and makes a run for home. Alexander’s Sarah Torrance will also have a romantic subplot with Santoro’s party-hard Frank Martinez.
Alexander was known mostly to teen audiences for her regular role on ABC Family sci-fi drama “Kyle XY” but made a splash this summer after playing Sif, warrior goddess and best friend to Chris Hemsworth’s Norse god “Thor.” She’s not expected to make an appearance in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” but should pop back up in July 2013 for “Thor 2″, recently rumored to be directed by “Monster” helmer Patty Jenkins.
South Korean helmer Kim Jee-Woon is directing “The Last Stand” as we speak in Albuquerque, NM, aiming for a January 20, 2013 release.
October 3, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Zach Gilford has landed the second lead opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in actioner “The Last Stand”, reports Deadline. He will play a small town cop who works under Schwarzenegger’s Sheriff character, and together they are the last line of defense between the Mexican border and an escaped Mexican drug kingpin in the US, making a run for home.
The Kim Jee-woon directed film marks a comeback for the former Governator who took about 7 years off from acting to run the state of California. With a personal life marred by scandal and a high profile return to acting sure to draw plenty of media attention, “Last Stand” could turn out to be a nice push into the limelight for the talented Gilford. Filming is just now beginning in Albuquerque, NM.
After playing nerdy second-string turned hotshot quarterback Matt Sarecen on NBC’s critically acclaimed series “Friday Night Lights”, Gilford planned to stay on TV, joining ABC’s exotic locale medical drama “Off the Map”, but it was quickly canceled. He has also had a presence on the indie film circuit, taking roles in “Dare” opposite Emmy Rossum and Rooney Mara, “Super” with Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page and most recently “Long Time Gone” with Virginia Madsen, Eva Longoria and “True Blood”‘s Sam Trammell.
November 13, 2010 | Posted by Tamara Manne
Colin Farrell may be following in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s action-packed footsteps as he considers taking on the upcoming remake of Total Recall. TheWrap reports that Farrell is in negotiations with Columbia Pictures now.
The script, penned by Salt’s Kurt Wimmer, is expected to be a closer adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s short story, We Can Remember It for You Wholesale than 1990′s widely known Total Recall. Len Wiseman of Live Free or Die Hard will helm the project.
Farrell, who won his first Golden Globe in 2009 for his captivating performance in In Bruges, can next be seen starring with Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess and Saoirse Ronan in The Way Back, and with Keira Knightly and Stephen Graham in London Boulevard.