kill bin laden Tag

We’ve been hearing about Joel increasingly over the past few months, and now it looks like big brother Nash Edgerton is getting some time in the spotlight as well. Entertainment Weekly reports the Australian actor will be joining little brother Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez, Kyle Chandler, Chris Pratt and more in Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled thriller which had been working under the title “Kill Bin Laden.” British actress Jennifer Ehle – who has long been rumored – has now been confirmed as well. EW also lists formerly rumored namedRead More
Seriously, this movie just gets better and better. With Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow behind the camera and a cast that already included Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong and Edgar Ramirez, the latest bit of news feels like an answer to the question “What do you give the movie that already has everything?” How about a little dash of Coach Taylor? Deadline reports “Friday Night Lights” star Kyle Chandler is the latest to join the cast on the topical untitled Navy SEALs thriller previously titled “Kill Bin Laden.”Read More
Didn’t we just say something about a certain trend happening in Hollywood? Looks like Joel Edgerton and newly minted Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain are the latest to jump on the bandwagon of reuniting co-stars. The two have not yet even begun filming on Kathryn Bigelow’s “Kill Bin Laden”, but are already committing to doing two more movies together. According to Variety, Edgerton and Chastain will play a couple in an ambitious double feature about a crumbling relationship, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers.”Read More
UPDATE: Deadline reports Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez and Mark Strong are now all negotiating to join the cast as well. Chastain could very well play the female reporter embedded with the team. Meanwhile, it looks like her commitment to Tom Cruise sci-fi epic “Oblivion” is now in question as these two projects will film around the same time. Here’s a story that’s come completely full circle. We first heard about Aussie rising star Joel Edgerton starring in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Kill Bin Laden” back in May, but nothing was finalized andRead More
In unexpected news of the day, it appears Chris Pratt, the loveable, hapless oaf that has endeared audiences of TV like “Everwood” and “Parks and Recreation”, is taking a drastically different turn with his next project. Twitch Film reports today Pratt is now in negotiations to join the cast of Kathryn Bigelow’s long-gestating Navy SEAL drama, “Kill Bin Laden.” Twitch further reports that Pratt is up for “the lead role”, which is yet another puzzler in the confusing casting history of this film since, after Joel Edgerton dropped out, heRead More
Australian actor Jason Clarke is the first actor to officially sign on for Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up to 2009’s Oscar-winning “The Hurt Locker”, an untitled film about Navy SEALs involved in the killing of Osama Bin Laden, according to Deadline. This is curious, though, because we’ve thought all these months that Clarke’s “Great Gatsby” co-star Joel Edgerton had been set for the lead. It appears Edgerton is now out, perhaps a consequence of his increasingly busy shooting schedule, and Clarke is in. Others who are being eyed for supporting roles includeRead More
Well, it was always inevitable. In the wake of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Navy SEALs have suddenly become a hot commodity in Hollywood, with Disney trademarking the term SEAL Team Six” (can they do that?) and Joel Edgerton starring in “Kill Bin Laden” for director Kathryn Bigelow. Peter Berg is the latest filmmaker to jump on the trend, as he preps to begin work on “Lone Survivor”, an adaptation of the book by Marcus Luttrell, chronicling Luttrell’s own experience in Afghanistan. Berg has already set his “Battleship” starRead More
The cast of Baz Luhrmann’s new 3D adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” seems to be complete as Deadline reports Australian actor Joel Edgerton has signed on to play Tom Buchanan, the last of the major characters to be cast. Recently, Edgerton tested for the part along with British thesp Luke Evans. Tom is the boorish husband of the vain and manipulative Daisy, played by Carey Mulligan, who in turn is the object of longing for Leonardo DiCaprio’s reclusive millionaire Jay Gatsby. Tobey Maguire is Nick Carraway, the narrator of theRead More
In the most topical of casting news, The LA Times reveals that Aussie up and comer Joel Edgerton is the first to sign on to Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up to her Oscar-winning “The Hurt Locker”, about a special operative team sent to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden. Though Bigelow and screenwriting partner Mark Boal have been working on their Bin Laden film for months, recent events in the news makes their project more timely than ever. The film is currently untitled but had been known under the working title ofRead More