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Dashing, princely, nice guy Armie Hammer will take a turn for the dark side next year, according to Deadline. The “Social Network” star has signed on to play the lead role in “By Virtue Fall”, the revenge thriller directorial debut of Sheldon Turner, who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated “Up in the Air” with Jason Reitman. Hammer will star opposite Eric Bana, who had previously been cast as the film’s villain. Hammer, in a storyline that’s starting to sound familiar, stars as an ATF agent who is framed on a corruption chargeRead More
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Just like last year, in our estimation THR has picked some great names for their Next Gen Class of 2011. From indie darlings to future superheros and fairy tale princesses, THR has cast their vote for the fastest rising stars of the moment. Indie stars represented are up from last year, and in a year that saw the stunning arrivals of Sundance breakouts Elizabeth Olsen, Felicity Jones, Adepero Oduye and Shailene Woodley, it’s well deserved. They each did one tiny little indie movie and find themselves, at year’s end, onRead More
The trailer for “J. Edgar” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts and Josh Lucas has been released. Directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Dustin Lance Black, the film follows J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio), a previous FBI Director. Here’s the official synopsis: “During his lifetime, J. Edgar Hoover would rise to be the most powerful man in America. As head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years, he would stop at nothing to protect his country. Through eight presidents and three wars, Hoover waged battle againstRead More

Posted On September 5, 2011By Linda GeIn Features

2011 Fall Movie Preview: Our 20 Most Anticipated

2011 has already been a banner year for movies, with even the typically brainless summer blockbuster season bringing it in terms of quality, satisfying films for even the most die-hard film buffs. Just try to argue that the likes of “Bridesmaids”, “The Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, “Captain America” and “The Help” are not a huge notch above their counterparts from previous years. The best part? Studios have not even begun releasing their “best” movies yet. The prestige pictures, the Oscar contenders, the A-List of movies aren’t releasedRead More
Hailee Steinfeld is still searching for her Romeo, but she has locked down a cantankerous cousin in “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick. Variety reports that the British thesp will play the pivotal role of Tybalt in a new adaptation of the classic Shakespearean “Romeo and Juliet” from Italian filmmaker Carlo Carlei. Holly Hunter recently jumped on the project, which sees 14-year-old Steinfeld as an age-appropriate Juliet Capulet set in traditional Shakespearean era, who falls for Romeo, the son of rival family Montague. Hunter plays Juliet’s nurse and confidant who helpsRead More
Armie Hammer’s busy dance card continues to fill up. Having recently completed “J. Edgar” and set to begin filming “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White” next month, not to mention in negotiations to join Johnny Depp in “The Lone Ranger”, Hammer now adds an independent psychological thriller to his schedule, the Paul Currie directed “2:22″. The film, which will be sold at Cannes next month with hopes of filming in Sydney commencing in the fall, is a “rollercoaster thriller that centers on Dylan (Hammer) an air traffic controller who is givenRead More
Since Ryan Gosling couldn’t take on the title role in Gore Verbinski’s “The Lone Ranger”, another up and coming actor is “saddling up” to take his place, Deadline reports. Armie Hammer is now in early negotiations to take on the title role opposite Johnny Depp, who’s already confirmed for Lone Ranger sidekick Tonto. In the new incarnation of the classic duo, first originating as a radio serial before finding legend/classic status on TV, the masked lawman will play second fiddle to his Native American sidekick, so while Hammer will beRead More
Little known actor Miles Fisher has signed on for a supporting role in Clint Eastwood’s Hoover biopic “J. Edgar”, according to Deadline. Fisher will play Agent Garrison, an FBI agent who interviews his boss Hoover at different stages in the movie, which has been filming since February. Leonardo DiCaprio leads the cast as the former FBI director, with Armie Hammer as his best friend/alleged lover, Naomi Watts as his personal secretary, Josh Lucas as famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, Damon Herriman as Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno Hauptmann and Ed Westwick asRead More
Clint Eastwood’s biopic J.Edgar is shaping up to be a showcase of up and coming talent, as Josh Lucas joins the cast as aviatior Charles Lindbergh, according to Deadline. Armie Hammer and Ed Westwick are set to star as well, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as the scandalous FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who had a controversial career and private life rife with rumours of homosexuality and cross-dressing. Lucas was set for a promising career at one point, working with directors such as Ang Lee and Ron Howard, but seemed to fizzleRead More