November 21, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
It’s mo money mo problems for Leonardo Dicaprio and Jonah Hill in the first clip released from Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.” They’ve got all this cash, which is great, but now they’ve got to get it out of the country somehow. Obviously literally taping it all to a tourist’s body as she gets on a plane home for Switzerland is the logical solution.
But that’ll take like fifty trips, Margot Robbie argues. Jon Bernthal suggests getting her entire family involved since they must all have Swiss passports. Meanwhile, Hill is worried about the most important thing: his money. It’s an outrageous and pretty funny clip, and seems to illustrate why the film is being pushed as a comedy rather than a drama in the Oscar race.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” will be released on Christmas Day, December 25th. See the first clip below.
October 29, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Jonah Hill and Leonardo Dicaprio go into business together and things get a little bit out of control in the newest trailer for Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” recently confirmed to have a Christmas Day 2013 release date and a 146 minute runtime. Guess this story of wealth and excess and eventual downfall isn’t a short one.
With a little more exposition than the first trailer, we are introduced once again to Dicaprio’s Jordan Belfort, a 26 year old Wall Street wunderkind who got rich fast and partied hard, and did not always do everything legally. He’s married, but can’t resist Aussie newcomer Margot Robbie, soon making her his second wife and buying yachts and popping pills and throwing cash around, while Kyle Chandler’s FBI agent tries – and eventually succeeds – to bring him down.
It looks like a hell of an entertaining way to spend almost two and a half hours, and should be a major player in this year’s Oscars, so we’ll see how “The Wolf of Wall Street” does when it opens on December 25th. For now, the newest trailer is below.
October 16, 2013 | Posted by Alfonso Espina
Craig Roberts, 22, has joined the cast of Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s “22 Jump Street,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Roberts will play a supporting role opposite stars Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube, who return in the sequel to 2010′s blockbuster comedy “21 Jump Street.”
The first film was a remake of the hit ’80s television series starring Johnny Depp and followed two cops named Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum), who went undercover as teenagers in a local high school to expose a drug cartel. The sequel, which comes out on June 14, 2014, also has the duo going undcover. But rather than returning to high school, the duo pose as college students. Roberts will play a character named Spencer, who is presumably a student. Also set to appear in supporting roles are Wyatt Russell (Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn’s son) and “Greek” star Amber Stevens.
Roberts received his breakout role as the lead in Richard Ayoade’s 2010 comedy “Submarine.” Since then, he has had landed supporting roles in Cary Fukunaga’s “Jane Eyre” with Mia Wasikowska, Sundance teen comedy “The First Time,” with Dylan O’Brien and the thriller “Red Lights” with Robert De Niro. Next up, he continues to test his comedic timing in Richard Ayoade’s “The Double,” Nicholas Stoller’s “Neighbors,” Jamie Adams’ “Bennie & Jolene” and Dan Beers’ “Premature.”
October 13, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Looks like one gag in “22 Jump Street” will involve a football helmut shaped golf cart, if these first set pics Just Jared snapped are any indication.
The sequel to 2012′s surprisingly good “21 Jump Street” reboot has Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill’s undercover cops take their bumbling investigative powers to college, where Tatum befriends a popular frat guy (Wyatt Russell, taking over for Dave Franco’s high school version of this kid from the first movie) who may be the leader of a drug trafficking ring. ““One strapin’, two strapin’, I’m strapin’ up after 14 years. F#*% I’m getting old,” Tatum wrote on his Facebook about putting on a football jersey again. While he’s doing that, Hill will be romancing “Greek” alum Amber Stevens, who takes over the Brie Larson role from the first film.
So far it seems like returning directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are bringing back every trope that worked well in the first movie, which increases my worry that this will be “The Hangover II” all over again. We’ll see on June 13, 2014 when “22 Jump Street” is released. For now, two new set photos are below, and plenty more at Just Jared.
September 6, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
In pleasant surprise news of the day: Amber Stevens, of the best hour-long drama that ever aired on ABC Family, “Greek”, has landed the female lead role in comedy sequel “22 Jump Street” opposite Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Wrap first reported the news.
Stevens is set to play Hill’s love interest, taking the baton from Brie Larson who played the similar role in “21 Jump Street.” Now that the characters are a bit older, the action in the sequel has been moved to a college campus, where Hill and Tatum’s bumbling undercover cops will again befriend their fake classmates in order to root out a drug smuggling ring. Taking over for Dave Franco’s cool but criminal popular guy this time is Wyatt Russell, who plays a frat brother. Original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are back behind the camera of the sequel and “22 Jump Street” already has a June 13, 2014 release date.
Stevens played sorority sister and best friend Ashleigh to Spencer Grammer’s Casey throughout all four seasons of ABC Fmaily’s “Greek” from 2007 to 2011 and more recently appeared in guest roles on “Ben & Kate” and “90210.” She also had a small part in “The Amazing Spider-Man” and has wrapped horror “Jessebelle” opposite Mark Webber and Sarah Snook.
August 21, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Looking to follow in his very actor-y family’s footsteps, Wyatt Russell is the latest out of the Kurt Russell-Goldie Hawn clan to try his hand at the movie business. Already with a few bit parts under his belt, Russell has landed his biggest role to date in comedy sequel “22 Jump Street” opposite returning “21 Jump Street” stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. THR broke the news.
Original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are back behind the camera of the sequel, which will see Tatum and Hill’s bumbling undercover cop characters graduate from high school to college. Like Dave Franco in the first film, Russell will play the popular frat brother who bonds with Tatum’s character and becomes the main suspect in the cops’ case. “22 Jump Street” already has a June 13, 2014 release date.
Russell began his acting career (not counting appearing in his father’s films when he was a kid) on short-lived spinoff series “Law & Order: LA” and has since appeared in supporting roles in “This is 40″, “Cowboys & Aliens” and the little-seen indie “Love and Honor” starring Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer.
June 17, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Leonardo Dicaprio works hard and plays hard in the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”, and does it with a little help from Jonah Hill and Aussie newcomer Margot Robbie. Dicaprio tries to convince us he’s a 26 year old Wall Street wunderkind named Jordan Belfort here, with the yachts, crazy parties, and monkeys in suits because why the hell not to go along with it.
But it’s not all fun and games for Belfort, who struggled with addiction, cheated on his first wife (Broadway star Cristin Milioti), then married Robbie’s character, who had her own addiction problems, and was eventually convicted of securities fraud and money laundering and eventually spent 22 months in federal prison. Kyle Chandler, in what has become his signature film archetype, plays the FBI agent on Belfort’s case, while Matthew McConaughey continues his career renaissance as a showy associate of Belfort’s.
Scorsese and Dicaprio are obviously hoping to strike Oscar gold again with”The Wolf of Wall Street”, set for a November 15th release. See the first trailer below.
April 2, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
All of Young Hollywood parties it up at James Franco’s house just as the end of the world hits in this summer’s apocalyptic comedy “This is the End”, and a new red band trailer shows off some of the side-splitting doom and gloom that will see the gruesome deaths of Michael Cera, Rihanna and Aziz Ansari. As the world collapses around them, survivors Franco, Craig Robinson, Seth Rogen (who also co-directed the film with Evan Goldberg), Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Jonah Hill struggle to stay alive, which is made all the more difficult when Emma Watson shows up and demands their scant resources with the help of an axe.
This looks funny enough, and is probably worth a ticket just to see so many of Rogen’s celebrity friends show up and play themselves before meeting impending doom but we are hoping Watson sticks around for more than the “Hermione just stole all our shit” cameo. “This is the End” will be released on June 14th and the new red band trailer can be viewed below.
March 20, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Filming is now underway on appropriately titled true life crime drama “True Story” in New York and Zimbio have the first images of stars Jonah Hill and Felicity Jones, sporting one giant fake pregnant belly, on set filming a scene.
Rupert Goold is directing the adaptation of former New York Times writer Michael Finkel’s nonfiction book of the same name. Hill will play Finkel, whose memoir revolved around his entanglements with accused murderer Christian Longo (to be played by James Franco). In 2002 Longo was arrested in Mexico for murdering his entire family, but he was living under an assumed name: Michael Finkel. On the very next day, the real Finkel was fired from his writing job after being accused of twisting facts in an earlier story on the African slave trade. After Longo’s arrest, the only reporter he will speak to is Finkel himself. The two begin a months-long face-off via correspondence, phone calls and face to face meetings as Longo insists he can prove his innocence and Finkel seeks to uncover the truth. Jones will play Finkel’s ” long suffering girlfriend, who tries to stand by her guy even after his screw ups cost them everything.”
The two were filmed getting into or out of a taxi with bags in tow, so a logical guess for the scene may be the aftermath of Finkel’s initial firing, after which he took a sabbatical to a country cabin. Of course, there was no pregnant girlfriend in the real story, so big changes are probably afoot in this film adaptation. Filming just began and there is no release date yet. See the first photos of Hill and Jones below and hit up Zimbio for a lot more pics.
February 5, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
British rising actress Felicity Jones has landed the female lead role in crime thriller “True Story”, according to Deadline. Jonah Hill and James Franco had been set for the two lead roles a year ago, andru now the project may finally be moving along.
Rupert Goold directs the adaptation of former New York Times writer Michael Finkel’s nonfiction book of the same name. Hill will play 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 living under an assumed name: Michael Finkel. On the very next day, the real Finkel was fired from his writing job after being accused of twisting facts in an earlier story on the African slave trade. After Longo’s arrest, the only reporter he will speak to is Finkel himself. The two begin a months-long face-off via correspondence, phone calls and face to face meetings as Longo insists he can prove his innocence and Finkel seeks to uncover the truth. Jones will play Finkel’s ” long suffering girlfriend, who tries to stand by her guy even after his screw ups cost them everything.” For what it’s worth, the book contains no such character, but this is a Hollywood makeover, after all.
After breaking out in 2011′s Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Like Crazy”, Jones laid low for a couple of years but now seems to be back with a vengeance. Her second collaboration with “Like Crazy” director Drake Doremus – “Breathe In” – just premiered at Sundance 2013, and she recently landed an unspecified role in Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″, prompting speculation it could be recurring supporting player Betty Brant or Marvel superhero Felicia Hardy, aka the Black Cat.