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Another day, another bombshell superhero rumor. The one making the rounds today comes courtesy of Moviehole, who allege that Warner Bros, in the midst of putting together a new “Justice League” movie in answer to Marvel’s “The Avengers”, is looking to a familiar face to play one of the League’s marquee members: Batman. Back in 2007, a then-unknown Armie Hammer had come thisclose to immortalizing his Bruce Wayne on screen; he had tried on the suit and was days away from shooting on George Miller’s “Justice League of America.” Then,Read More
Paul Dano has joined kidnap/revenge thriller “Prisoners” opposite Hugh Jackman, Melissa Leo and Jake Gyllenhaal, according to Variety. Denis Villeneuve will direct in early 2013 the actioner that follows a small-town carpenter (Jackman) whose daughter and daughter’s best friend are kidnapped. When the police fail to find them in a timely manner, he takes the law into his own hands, running into opposition from a big-city detective (Gyllenhaal) on the case. Aaron Guzikowski wrote the script. Dano can currently be seen playing Joseph Gordon Levitt’s best friend in Rian Johnson’sRead More
Captain America is still searching for his next leading lady, but Marvel is clearly looking over the bigger picture. The latest casting rumor has the iconic superhero Ms. Marvel joining Iron Man, Cap, Thor and the rest of the Avengers in “The Avengers 2″, and Britain’s The Daily Mail reports two of its hottest rising actresses are vying for the part: Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson. Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner are all expected to reprise their roles from this summer’sRead More
Australian up and comer Brenton Thwaites will take the male lead role in indie horror flick “Oculus”, according to Variety. BBC series “Doctor Who” star Karen Gillan landed the female lead back in July, with Rory Cochrane, Katee Sackhoff, Annalise Basso, Garrett Ryan, James Lafferty and Miguel Sandoval rounding out the cast, and filming is now underway. Mike Flanagan is currently directing the film in Mobile, Alabama, from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard. Thwaites and Gillan play a pair of siblings who witnessed the horrific death of theirRead More
Up and coming Nate Parker is turning heads after a breakout performance opposite Richard Gere in this month’s “Arbitrage”, and now Variety reports he has locked down his next project: “Non-Stop”, an in-flight thriller starring Liam Neeson. Neeson’s “Unknown” helmer Jaume Collet-Serra will direct the film which sees Neeson as an air marshall who is confronted with an America terrorist aboard a flight. The villain threatens to kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless Neeson kills himself. Parker will play a passenger on the flight who helps Neeson solve theRead More
British actor Sam Reid is set to play a “rebellious prophet” in indie Australian thriller “The Second Coming”, according to Deadline, and he will be joined by Aussie actress Sarah Snook. Filming begins in early 2013 Down Under on the film based on the novel Andrew Masterson. Reid plays Joe Panther, “a psychotic, alcoholic, violent, substance-abusing heroin dealer. He is also, he believes, Joshua Ben Pantera, born two thousand years ago, the son of Mary and the Lord God Yaweh Himself, not dead yet, the crucified Jesus: still around, abandonedRead More
Marvel universe cohorts Dominic Cooper and Samuel L. Jackson will headline indie legal drama “Reasonable Doubt”, according to Variety. Peter Howitt will direct the film formerly known as “The Good Samaritan” starting on November 19th in Canada. Peter Dowling wrote the script which follows Cooper’s up and coming assistant District Attorney who’s tasked with prosecuting a fatal hit and run case with insufficient evidence. After the driver is acquitted, Cooper’s character continues to pursue him. Cooper appeared in several of 2011′s biggest movies, including superhero blockbuster “Captain America: The FirstRead More
Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Jumyan Hunter and Madalina Ghenea are rounding out the supporting cast of indie black comedy “Dom Hemingway”, according to Deadline. Jude Law and Richard E. Grant joined the project back in May. Law plays the titular Dom Hemingway, described as “a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is also funny, profane and dangerous.” After spending 12 years in prison, he’s back on the streets of London and seeking retribution for keeping his mouth shut. Filming under the direction of Richard Shepard begins in the SouthRead More
Imogen Poots, Teresa Palmer, “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke, “Downton Abbey” star Jessica Brown Findlay and “Community” star Alison Brie are vying for “a significant new role” in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, according to Deadline. This new report also appears to take the previously-rumored Anna Kendrick and Felicity Jones out of the running. Chris Evans is reprising his role as the super soldier turned leader of “The Avengers” for the sequel that will take in modern times, with Sebastian Stan set to reprise his role as Bucky Barnes,Read More
Back in July, we got word that Dreamworks and director Bill Condon were meeting with the ever in demand Jeremy Renner about taking on the role of Julian Assange in a planned Wikileaks film, but could that all be changing now? Deadline reports the studio is now seriously looking at British actor Benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Assange, and Swedish rising star Joel Kinnaman for the role of Assange’s former right hand man, Daniel Domscheit-Berg. But, they caution, the studio would confirm nothing and it seems Renner really isn’tRead More