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Armie Hammer
Rising star Nate Parker is set to make his directorial debut, and has now cast fellow up and comer Armie Hammer to join him to co-star in “Birth of a Nation,” according to Deadline. “Birth of a Nation” is the biopic of Nat Turner, an African-American slave turned revolutionary who eventually led a rebellion in 1813 to free fellow slaves that left over 60 white men, women and children dead. Turner was ultimately captured, arrested and hanged for his crimes but his controversial legacy has remained. Hammer will play SamuelRead More
nonstop
Liam Neeson is an old hand at taking on mysterious bad guys, and now he’s gonna do it from 40,000 feet in the air. The first trailer for “Non-Stop” has dropped and sees Neeson as an air marshal aboard a commercial flight who’s taunted by an unknown assailant threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes until he’s given $150 million. Hey buddy, kinda bad timing with the government shutdown and everything. Still, this trailer makes the movie look pretty tense and exciting, with everyone from Julianne Moore’s next-seat neighborRead More
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker and Danny Glover are set to star in romantic drama “Blackbird”, according to Deadline. Gina Prince-Bythewood is directing from a script she wrote, and Mbatha-Raw will play Noni Jean, a hot new singer who just won a Grammy but succumbs to the pressures of fame and nearly ends her own life. She’s saved by Parker’s character, a young policeman, and the two fall for each other despite their families’ objections. Parker first garnered attention opposite Richard Gere in last year’s surprise hit “Arbitrage”, and will beRead More
Rising actor Nate Parker is not taking any chances with his career. Telling THR, “I don’t want to be in the position where anyone can pull the plug on my career,” he has set up indie thriller “Eden” to produce as well as star in, and has recruited Diego Boneta and Ethan Peck to join him on screen. Parker came up with the idea for a survivalist tale about what happens to a soccer team whose plane crash-lands on a deserted island. Reminiscent of “Lord of the Flies”, the teammates’Read More
Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck are star-crossed lovers in the first trailer for David Lowery’s hit Sundance and Cannes western romance “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”, embracing, separating and longing for each other after an arrest for a crime spree separates them just as she gets pregnant with their child. Much has been made of the beauty of this film and the brilliant cinematography by Bradford Young is clearly evident in this first glimpse of it, as are the strong acting choices by the impressive cast. Our own Rebecca Lewis gaveRead More

Posted On March 20, 2013By Rebecca LewisIn Casting

Nate Parker joins crime drama “Every Secret Thing”

Rising actor Nate Parker has joined Dakota Fanning in the crime drama “Every Secret Thing“, which has already started production in New York City and is being directed by Amy Berg from a script by Nicole Holofcener. Adapted from Laura Lippmann’s 2004 novel, the film follows two 18 year olds (Fanning and Danielle Macdonald) who have recently been released from prison after being convicted aged 11 for the murder of a baby they had found in an alley. Soon after their release, children begin to go missing and the secretsRead More
Being compared to legendary director Terrence Malick is no small compliment for up and coming filmmakers, so director David Lowery must be pretty happy with the reaction to his feature directorial debut, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”, which premiered yesterday inside the Eccles at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s a comparison that’s uttered with some baggage, but most audience members seem to agree the stylish, arty slowburner is worthy of standing on its own merits. “While spiritually indebted to Terrence Malick – and yes, it possesses its fair share of theRead More
It’s almost that time of year again, when young actors who are lucky enough to be recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences see a drastic rise in their profiles and the movie offers come flooding in. But first, you have to get nominated. With critics awards already underway and the SAG and Golden Globe nominations both coming this week (!!), now is the perfect time to check in on the dozens of young actors who are vying for just a few spots come Oscar nomination timeRead More
One of the best parts of Sundance announcing their line-up is that we finally get to take a look at some of the movies that we’ve been eagerly anticipating. Here we have the first official photo of Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in a rather dramatic moment in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”, announced this morning to be premiering in the US Dramatic Competition at Sundance in January. Lowery expanded his own short film of the same name for his feature directorial debut, and got one hell of aRead More
Liam Neeson and Nate Parker are welcoming aboard some fellow passengers. Variety reports Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy and “Downton Abbey” actress Michelle Dockery have all joined the cast of Jaume Collet-Serra’s in-flight thriller “Non-Stop.” Neeson plays an air marshall who is confronted – via text message! – by an America terrorist who claims to be aboard his flight. The villain threatens to kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless Neeson kills himself. Parker will play a passenger on the flight who helps Neeson solve the mystery while there’s no wordRead More