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English Actress Felicity Jones is reportedly nearing a deal for the lead role in Gareth Edwards’ “Star Wars” spinoff film. After competing with other actresses including Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), it seems Jones has emerged as the frontrunner for the lead role. Details of the film’s plot are under wraps, but rumors suggest it will involve character Boba Fett. The film is also in need of a lead male, for which Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) is rumored to be in consideration.Read More
Lucasfilm is going big on the casting front for their first standalone film. Actresses Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara and Felicity Jones are in contention for the female lead in the first upcoming “Star Wars” standalone film according to The Hollywood Reporter. The details of the characters and plot for the upcoming film are being kept under wraps. Maslany has already tested for the role with Mara expected to soon. Jones is being sought for the role, but scheduling conflicts may keep her out of the running. Currently there are two standaloneRead More
James Franco may have lost “The Interview,” but he won’t be off our screens for long. The trailer for his upcoming film “True Story” was released today. “True Story” is a drama based on a memoir from Michael Finkel, a former New York Times journalist, about his time with criminal Christian Longo. Franco will play Longo and Jonah Hill Finkel. When Christian Longo lands on the FBI’s Top Ten list after killing his entire family, Finkel is living life as an unemployed man with his girlfriend (Felicity Jones). Their fates become linkedRead More
It was announced this morning that Jonah Hill and James Franco’s fact based dramatization “True Story” will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and with it, the first few still images from the film have been released. Rupert Goold directed the adaptation of former New York Times writer Michael Finkel’s nonfiction book of the same name. Hill plays Finkel, whose memoir revolved around his entanglements with accused murderer Christian Longo (Franco). In 2002 Longo was arrested in Mexico for murdering his entire family, but he was livingRead More
The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards have been announced, and some of our favorite up and comers of the year are among them. Over in Film, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones were nominated for Best Actor, Drama and Best Actress, Drama, respectively, for their performances in Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything,” while David Oyelowo was nominated for Best Actor for playing another iconic real life figure, Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Selma.” Another biopic actor nominated is Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Alan Turing in “The ImitationRead More
As she prepares to receive her first Oscar nomination for “Theory of Everything,” Felicity Jones has lined up her next project, as Deadline reports the British actress is in early talks to join Tom Hanks in “Inferno,” the third installment of adaptations of Dan Brown’s popular “Da Vinci Code” novels. Ron Howard is directing “Inferno,” which follows Hanks’ symbologist Henry Langdon, who wakes up in a hospital with amnesia. He teams up with Doctor Sienna Brooks (Jones) in order to regain his memories and stop a new villain from releasingRead More
A new trailer has been released for “Theory of Everything,” the Stephen Hawking biopic starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones that’s become a major Oscar contender in this year’s awards race after it screened to rapturous responses at the Toronto International Film Festival. Redmayne plays Hawking and Jones his first wife, Jane. The two met and fell in love while students at Cambridge University in the 1960s, though they didn’t have long together before he received a motor neurone disease diagnosis and a two-year life expectancy. The couple persevered, gotRead More
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“A Monster Calls” author Patrick Ness has revealed that newcomer Lewis MacDougall will lead the Juan Antonio Bayona-directed adaptation of his award-winning children’s novel. The 2011 fantasy novel, which is based on an idea by the late author Siobhan Dowd, follows a 13-year-old boy named Conor O’Malley (MacDougall), whose way of dealing with his problems in life — which include bullying from his peers and his mother (Felicity Jones) dying of cancer — is to escape into a fantasy world with the help of a yew tree monster (Liam Neeson)Read More
A new poster has been released for Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything” today. The film follows the famous theoretical physicist (Eddie Redmayne), his relationship with first wife Jane (Felicity Jones) and their struggle when he was diagnosed with the crippling illness ALS. Helmed by director James Marsh (“Man on Wire”) and written by Anthony McCarten (“Death of a Superhero”), the story is said to take some inspiration from Hawking’s autobiography. The film also stars Charlie Cox as musician Jonathan Hellyer-Jones, Harry Lloyd, Emily Watson and David Thewlis. “TheRead More
Toby Kebbell has rounded out the cast of YA adaptation of “A Monster Calls,” reports THR. Kebbell joins a cast that already includes Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson. The book tells the story of a young boy who escapes into a fantasy dream world when real life gets too difficult with an ill-stricken mother and bullying classmates. But his dream world isn’t a walk in the park either, and he is often confronted by a monstrous tree-like creature. Jones is playing the mother, which seems to indicate theRead More