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Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn have been set to star in indie drama “Blackbird,” which will mark the screen directorial debut of theater director Benedict Andrews. “Blackbird” is about two people whose lives are turned upside down when they reunite years after an affair. Ray is confronted with his past when Una arrives unannounced at his office, and they are forced to revisit their relationship. Ray has made a new life for himself. Una is looking for answers. What follows in this emotional thriller is an unflinching excavation of damagedRead More
James Badge Dale just tackled the JFK assassination in Peter Landesman’s “Parkland,” but it looks like he’s not done exploring the subject just yet. Deadline reports the rising actor has signed on to star opposite Cate Blanchett in David Mamet’s “Blackbird,” which also takes on the iconic historical event, albeit from a very different perspective. Catherine Keener and Elizabeth Pena are also reported to be part of the cast. Mamet wrote the script and is set to begin directing Blanchett and co. in January in Australia. Blanchett will play aRead 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
Olivia Wilde, possibly one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood right now, and Eric Bana star as siblings on the run in Stefan Ruzowitzky’s thriller “Blackbird”, and Collider have the official synopsis and a new image, courtesy of this year’s American Film Market. The film was shot in Montreal back in March, and also stars Kate Mara, Sissy Spacek, Treat Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Charlie Hunnam, and follows Wilde and Bana who cross paths with and make trouble for the holiday homecoming of a troubled boxer (Hunnam). Siblings AddisonRead More
Olivia Wilde continues her takeover of Hollywood by adding another highly coveted female lead to her growing resume. Deadline reports Wilde will portray onetime supermodel Suzy Miller in Ron Howard’s racing biopic “Rush” opposite Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt and Daniel Bruhl as Niki Lauda, whose rivalry set the Formula One racing world aflame in the 1970s. The film, scripted by Peter Morgan, chronicles the two men’s fight for dominance in the sport in the 1970′s. Hunt went on to win the 1976 title, while Lauda, who won the WorldRead More
The ever-busy Olivia Wilde has attached herself to yet another project. Variety reports from Toronto that Wilde has been tapped to star in indie comedy “The Longest Week”, which Peter Glanz is making his feature directorial debut on. The film revolves around a young man named Conrad Valmont, “affluent and aimless, who lives a life of leisure in his parents’ prestigious Manhattan hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited and in love.” Wilde will play his love interest. Glanz is basing the pic on hisRead More
Call it a win-win situation. Jennifer Garner is gearing up to welcome a third child, and subsequently has left the door open for Olivia Wilde to add another movie to her rapidly filling upcoming slate. Garner had been attached to play the female lead in dark indie comedy “Better Living Through Chemistry”, but due to her just-announced pregnancy, has had to drop out. Variety reports Wilde is now in negotiations to take her place opposite Sam Rockwell (who himself is a replacement, taking the role left vacant by Jeremy Renner).Read More
Olivia Wilde’s increasingly busy schedule just got a little fuller, with Variety reporting the 26-year-old actress has signed on to star opposite Bradley Cooper in dramatic thriller “The Words”, which is the feature directorial debut of Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, who wrote “Tron: Legacy”, which starred Wilde. Ben Barnes, French actress Nora Arnezeder and J.K. Simmons are also joining the cast, which already includes Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons and Dennis Quaid. Cooper plays a successful writer who realizes he has to pay a price when he plagiarizes someone else’sRead More
Guillermo del Toro has chosen a leader of the human resistance in his ambitious alien invasion epic “Pacific Rim”, reports THR. FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam is the first to sign on the the film about powerful extraterritorial aliens who invade countries situated on the edges of the Pacific Ocean. In retaliation and to protect the planet, humans invent man-powered giant robots to combat the invasion. Speculation has Hunnam playing the pilot of one of these new weapons slash vehicles, described in detail by one website thusly: “TheRead More
It’s always a pleasure to see some of our favorite actors team up on projects, so we’re happy to report (via Variety) that Kate Mara has joined Olivia Wilde in “Blackbird”, previously titled “Kin”. Wilde and Eric Bana play siblings/thieves on the lam who cross paths with and make trouble for the holiday homecoming of a troubled boxer, played by “Sons of Anarchy”‘s Charlie Hunnam. Mara and Treat Williams (who starred together but did not share any scenes in Best Picture Oscar nominated “127 Hours”) will play father and daughterRead More