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Kenny Wormald and Jake Abel have joined the cast of indie drama “Love and Mercy”, according to The Wrap. The biopic follows legendary Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson. Paul Dano will play Wilson as a young man, while John Cusack will portray him in later years. Wormald will play Beach Boys member and Brian’s younger brother Dennis Wilson, while Abel will play their cousin and the group’s lyricist Mike Love. Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks co-star. The movie, written by Oren Moverman and to be directed by Bill Pohlad, willRead More
Busy rising star Boyd Holbrook has booked a pair of upcoming roles, according to The Wrap. The Kentucky-born model turned actor has joined troubled Western “Jane Got a Gun” opposite Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton, as well as indie drama “Little Accidents” in which he’ll play the lead role opposite Elizabeth Banks. Holbrook will shoot the already filming “Jane” first for director Gavin O’Connor. After a serious case of cast and crew musical chairs, lensing is now underway in New Mexico on the tale of a woman (Portman)Read More
“The Hunger Games” star Elizabeth Banks is in contention for the role of Robert Downey, Jr’s ex-girlfriend in a new family dramedy called “The Judge”, according to THR. Robert Duvall is in talks to play the titular judge and Downey’s father. In the David Dobkin-directed film, Downey will play a big city lawyer who returns to his childhood hometown to defend his father, the town judge, against murder charges. He sets out to investigate the crime and reconnects with his estranged family along the way. Banks is up for theRead More
Jim Sturgess, Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks will star in indie comedy “The Big Shoe”, reports Deadline from Berlin, where the film’s rights are out to buyers. “Secretary” helmer Steven Shainberg will direct from a script he co-wrote with Mickey Birnbaum. Sturgess plays a gifted shoe designer who wants to break away from the family business when they attempt to make him sell out for commercial gain. His mother hires a psychotherapist named Mary Kate (Banks) and a “muse” named Delphi (Stewart) to lure him back. Susan Sarandon had beenRead More
File this one under Films I’ll Be Watching On Opening Weekend! Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson go all “Glee” on us in the first trailer for “Pitch Perfect“, which premiered on Yahoo Movies!. A female-centric comedy, the film follows rival a cappela groups at the fictional Barton University. Kendrick stars as Beca, a freshman student who is cajoled into joining The Bellas. After realising their reportoire is stuck in the last century, it’s clearly down to Beca, and fellow new singers including Wilson’s Fat Amy to get The Bellas toRead More
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
With a release date set for March 23rd 2012, promotional material for Gary Ross’s adaptation of “The Hunger Games” has been slowly trickling out, first with an awesome fiery motion poster and then just last month, the first character posters. The first teaser was underwhelming at best, but now, premiering today on Good Morning America, we have the first full length trailer. Starring Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, the film, based on the first novel of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling teen trilogy, is set in a post apocalyptic North AmericaRead More
What can we say other than, Holy Photoshop Batman! While “The Hunger Games” remains one of our most highly anticipated upcoming movies, the promotional materials released thus far can justly be described as awful (with the exception of that awesome motion poster). But that first teaser? Underwhelming. And now these characters-in-profile posters that spotlight Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss, Liam Hemsworth’s Gale, Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta and five more strong supporting characters from the film, all airbrushed within an inch of their lives. Luckily for Lionsgate, the massive success of the Suzanne CollinsRead More
Yesterday we unveiled the poster for Asger Roth’s thriller “Man on a Ledge” starring Sam Worthington, and today a slightly less impressive trailer makes its way online as well, via Yahoo! Movies. Worthington plays Nick Cassidy, an ex-cop slash ex-con who believes he was framed by Ed Harris. He threatens to jump from high atop a New York City skyscraper as thousands of spectators and countless NYPD officers swarm the scene and attempt to get him down safely. Unbeknownst to them, the suicide attempt is merely a cover-up for Nick’sRead More