Fox's reboot of "Fantastic Four" seems to finally be moving forward, with Variety reporting today that a handful of up and coming young actors are getting ready to make test deals to audition for the roles of Reed Richards, Read more
Each year with the end of summer and start of the fall TV season, we look forward to the return of all our favorites and anticipate the newest series that will soon get to earn our love. But fall Read more
Adapted from Tim Tharp’s novel and out in select theaters today, “The Spectacular Now” is continuing to garner glowing reviews for both director James Ponsoldt’s deft elevation of the standard coming-of-age film into one that is unapologetic in its Read more
Britt Robertson has landed the lead role of Casey Newton in Brad Bird's highly anticipated and highly secretive "Tomorrowland" after testing for the role against Naomi Scott, according to THR. Robertson now joins a cast that already includes 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
Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez and Nick Nolte will topline indie psychological thriller “Return to Sender”, according to THR. Fouad Mikati will direct from a script by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett.
Pike will play a small town nurse whose life is turned upside down after agreeing to a blind date with a man (Fernandez) who turns out to be not who he says he is, making her fall victim to “a life-altering event.” She then must “find the strength and courage to rebuild her life and return to her former self.” Nolte will play Pike’s father. Filming has already commenced in New Orleans.
Pike, who’s known for “Pride and Prejudice”, “An Education” and most recently “Jack Reacher” opposite Tom Cruise, recently wrapped Nick Hornby adaptation “A Long Way Down” as well as Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy conclusion “The World’s End.” Fernandez has appeared in “Red Riding Hood” with Amanda Seyfried” and can next be seen opposite Brit Marling in eco-terrorist thriller “The East” as well as drug cartel drama “Deep Powder” opposite Haley Bennett.
Oscar nominated actress Anna Kendrick is the latest to join Robert Redford’s increasingly well-rounded ensemble cast of “The Company You Keep”, in which he stars opposite Shia LaBeouf and Brit Marling. Terrence Howard, Sam Elliot, Brendon Gleeson and 11-year-old “America’s Got Talent” finalist Jackie Evancho have also joined the cast that also includes Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Richard Jenkins, Julie Christie, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci and Chris Cooper, reports Variety.
Based on the novel by Neil Gordon and adapted for the big screen by Lem Dobbs, “Company” centers around “the story of former Weather Underground militant Jim Grant, wanted by the FBI for 30 years, who must go on the run when his true identity is exposed by a young, ambitious reporter hell-bent on making a name for himself. Redford plays the former radical at the center of this nationwide manhunt and LaBeouf, the determined journalist doggedly chasing him and his story.” Kendrick will play a young FBI agent who’s also LaBeouf’s character’s ex, who provides him with updated information as he tracks down Grant.
The “Up in the Air” actress was recently seen in Jonathan Levine’s critically acclaimed “50/50″ and recently wrapped up “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and David Ayers’ cop drama “End of Watch.” She recently signed on to star in musical comedy “Pitch Perfect”, which begins filming this month in Louisiana.
Director Gavin O’connor’s Warrior, starring Tom Hardy (Inception), Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom), Nick Nolte, and Jennifer Morrison, hits theaters on Sept. 9.
Warrior synopsis: “An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father.
But when Brendan’s unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.”
Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton get equal face time in the first posters from “Warrior”, posted by co-star Jennifer Morrison on her Facebook page early this morning.
In the Gavin O’Connor directed drama with hardly subtle similarities to “The Fighter”, Hardy plays Tom Conlon, the youngest son of a troubled family and an ex-marine, who returns home and enlists the help of his father, an alcoholic ex-boxer, to help him train for a Mixed Martial Arts fight with the largest prize money in the history of the sport. As his star in the ring begins to rise rapidly, his older brother Brendon, an ex-MMA fighter himself and estranged from the rest of his family, begins to prepare to step back into the ring himself when getting a real job proves too difficult a task. Needless to say, the brothers end up on a collision course that sets the two up to face off in the championship round.
Morrison plays Edgerton’s wife, while Nick Nolte is on board as the drunken patriarch of the family. “Warrior” releases in theaters on September 9, 2011.
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