From siblings to star-crossed lovers! EW reports rising star Ansel Elgort has been offered the male lead in "The Fault in Our Stars" opposite Shailene Woodley - who plays his sister in the currently-filming dystopian adaptation "Divergent."
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UPDATE: Director Wes Ball tweets that Ki Hong Lee has also joined the cast as Minho, a fellow Glader and ally to Thomas throughout the series. Lee is probably best known as a regular on short-lived ABC Family Read more
I mean, duh, we called it. It has now been officially confirmed with glowing quotes from director, producer and author in tow that the increasingly in demand Shailene Woodley will play the lead role of Hazel Grace Lancaster Read more
After a somewhat unpredictable year in which the stars we expected to break out largely didn't but fresh faces came out of nowhere to surprise us all, we are ready to look ahead to the new talent waiting to Read more
Another year, another new crop of fresh talent. Just like last year, the hardest part is narrowing down which of the dozens of the year's rising stars shone the brightest. This year we heralded the arrival of the unlikeliest Read more
The Texas festival South by Southwest is famous for giving us hit film after hit film, and 2011 is shaping up to be no exception. Films from Source Code to Bridesmaids and Super have all proven popular with audiences and critics alike, and it seems like there’s another big film coming out of Austin.
Bag of Hammers, starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Ritter (and featuring a soundtrack from British folk artist-cum-thespian Johnny Flynn), is the first feature from 27 year old Brian Crano and follows Ben and Alan, “a pair of scam artists (Jason Ritter and “Easy A“‘s Jake Sandvig, who co-wrote the script with Crano) who befriend the neglected young boy who moves in next door, only for Alan’s sister (Hall) to cause tragedy when she interferes.”
The first screening was earlier this week, with lots of positive reviews coming off of the blogosphere, and now we have the first trailer. Bag of Hammers currently has no distribution but we’re hoping that will soon change.
Hot off “The Social Network”, Jesse Eisenberg has signed on to his next project, a supporting love interest role in the indie dramedy “Free Samples”, The Wrap reports. Little known actress Jess Weixler plays a law-school dropout who doles out free samples of ice cream from a friend’s food truck while trying to figure out what to do with her life. Typical quarter-life crisis Generation Y fare. Eisenberg will pursue her romantically, but she can’t remember much about him after a one night stand. Jason Ritter, who previously co-starred with Eisenberg in “The Education of Charlie Banks,” Tippy Hedren, Hallie Pfeiffer, Keir O’Donnell, Jocelyn Donahue and Matt Walsh all co-star.
Production is already underway in Los Angeles under the direction of Jay Gammill. Eisenberg recently wrapped filming on Ruben Fleischer’s “30 Minutes or Less” and will presumably be quite busy in the coming months making the rounds as he gears up to land a likely Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network”.
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