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It appears rumors of the new “Fantastic Four” being in trouble may have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, Fox is doubling down on their new franchise, and have now set a release date for the sequel in 2017. Josh Trank begins directing the reboot of the Marvel comic book classic this month with Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as the Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch and Jamie Bell as The Thing. And these guys all just found gainful employment for the next three years.Read More
“Downtown’s Abbey’s” Jessica Brown-Findlay has been cast as the lead in “Jamaica Inn”, a BBC adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name, and we have the first photos of her on set! The novel, set in the 1820s, follows Brown-Findlay’s Mary Yellan, a young woman forced to live with her aunt in the Jamaica Inn after the death of the mother, only to find that the place is the center of a smuggling ring. BAFTA-winning director Philippa Lowthorpe is helming the project from a script by EmmaRead More
Lone Scherfig’s big screen adaptation of 2010 controversial play “Posh” has wrapped up filming, but we’ve confirmed some final bits of casting thanks to a tip from U&C reader Elle: “Downton Abbey” star Jessica Brown-Findlay and fellow British up and comers Olly Alexander, Sam Reid and Matthew Beard as well as “The Book Thief” star Ben Schnetzer are also part of the ensemble cast that includes Max Irons, Freddie Fox, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger and Natalie Dormer. This mostly young, white and male cast play members of TheRead More
Looks like Jessica Brown-Findlay left “Downton Abbey” just in time because her Hollywood film career is really starting to take off. THR reports she’s landed the female lead in Fox’s new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” with James McAvoy in the role of Dr. Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe as Igor, his humpback assistant. Paul McGuigan’s film would seem to owe more to cinematic retellings of the mad scientist and the monster he creates, as there is no Igor in Shelley’s original, more grounded story. Max Landis’ script, in fact, isRead More
Even though Jack Huston and Toby Kebbell tried out for it, it’s James McAvoy who will be Dr. Victor Von “Frankenstein” in Fox’s new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale, according to Deadline. It’s unclear at this point how much the studio and director Paul McGuigan will be pulling from the Shelley classic novel from which this iconic tale originates. Igor – to be played by Daniel Radcliffe in this version – the hunchback assistant to the scientist is a character that was invented for the big screen. WhileRead More
Fox is searching for its new Dr. Victor “Frankenstein” for a reboot of the classic monster movie, and has narrowed their search down to rising stars Jack Huston and Toby Kebbell for the titular role, according to Deadline. Daniel Radcliffe signed on this spring for the role of Igor. It’s unclear at this point how much the studio and director Paul McGuigan will be pulling from the Mary Shelley classic novel from which this iconic tale originates. Certainly, Igor the hunchback assistant to the scientist is a character that wasRead More
Daniel Radcliffe is making a very nice transition from “Harry Potter” to serious actor, and now adds another intriguing project to his growing portfolio. Deadline reports Radcliffe is set to star in crime thriller “Tokyo Vice”, which is based on the real experiences of American journalist Jake Adelstein. Anthony Mandler will direct the film in early 2014, and Radcliffe will play Adelstein circa the early 90s, when he had the distinction of being the very first American journalist working in the Japanese language as a reporter in Japan. While workingRead More
Daniel Radcliffe continues to make smart and interesting career decisions post his “Harry Potter“-franchise days. In his next move, the British actor is final negotiations to star as Igor in the classic tale “Frankenstein”. Variety reports that the film, based on Mary Shelley’s 19th century novel, will begin filming in the fall froma script by Max Landis (“Chronicle”) and Paul McGuigan in the director’s chair. Eagle-eyed readers may note that in Shelley’s novel, there is no character called Igor. Igor is a creation from the early 20th century Frankenstein ,Read More