April 3, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Rising actress Addison Timlin has landed the lead role in MGM’s remake of cult horror classic “The Town that Dreaded Sundown”, according to Deadline.
The 1976 film was a fictionalized account of actual murders that occured in the town of Texarkana in 1946. A masked assailant attacked eight people, five of whom were killed, over the course of three months, always late at night. The modernized remake will take a meta approach to the material, acknowledging the original film as copycat murders happen at an anniversary screening. Timlin will play Jami, a survivor of the new massacre who sets out to hunt down the new copycat killer “using clues from her own past.” Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct for producers and modern horror mavens Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum.
Timlin, adept at balancing both TV and movie roles, beat out the likes of Emma Roberts and Kat Dennings for the female lead in Stephen Sommers’ adaptation of Dean Koontz’s “Odd Thomas” opposite Anton Yelchin, out later this year, and received much critical acclaim for her role as David Duchovny’s love interest on the last season of Showtime series “Californiacation.” She was last seen opposite Hollywood heavyweights Al Pacino and Christpher Walken in action comedy “The Stand Up Guys.”
April 1, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Selena Gomez, Anton Yelchin, Laurence Fishburne and Billy Crudup will star in William H. Macy‘s directorial debut, “Rudderless”, according to Deadline. The musical drama about a grieving father who forms a band after finding songs written by his deceased son will begin filming this month in Oklahoma. Macy and wife Felicity Huffman will also star.
Former Disney Channel “Wizards of Waverly Place” star Gomez is currently growing up before audience’s eyes in Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” and has also wrapped shooting on another outrageous R-rated comedy, “Feed the Dog.” Yelchin will soon be seen reprising his role as Chekov in JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek Into Darkness” as well as in the titular role in “Odd Thomas”, the adaptation of the Dean Koontz hit novels. He next reunites with “Fright Night” co-star Imogen Poots in Josh Boone’s “Pretenders.”
February 17, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Writer/director Josh Boone has taken to Twitter to announce his next project, entitled “Pretenders”, which will shoot this spring and will mark the onscreen reunion of “Fright Night” co-stars Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots.
No plot details are available, but the film will be Boone’s second feature after “Writers”, the Lily Collins-Logan Lerman family drama which recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Boone also has an intriguing future ahead as it appears he has landed a much higher profile directing gig, helming the adaptation of John Green’s bestselling YA novel “The Fault in Our Stars”, which may already have Shailene Woodley attached to star. A spring shoot for “Pretenders” will leave him plenty of time to wrap up before moving on to “Fault”, which is slated for late summer, after Woodley wraps up “Divergent.”
Poots will have a busy spring as she is also set to star opposite Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper in video game adaptation “Need for Speed”, already set for a February 7, 2014 release. Poots, last seen on the big screen in the remake of “Fright Night” opposite Yelchin, recently wrapped up roles in Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups”, Jimi Hendrix biopic “All is By My Side” and Nick Hornby novel adaptation “A Long Way Down.” Yelchin has also laid low since “Fright Night”, but recently wrapped up shooting on Jim Jarmusch’s vampire love saga “Only Lovers Left Alive” opposite Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska and To Hiddleston. This year he’ll be seen as the titular “Odd Thomas” in the adaptation of the Dean Koontz novel series.
October 17, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Anton Yelchin and Diane Kruger will play unlikely romantic partners in indie romantic comedy “5-7″, reports Screen Daily. Victor Levin, who also wrote the script, will direct in February of 2013 in New York. Yelchin will play an aspiring writer who has an affair with Kruger’s character, the wife of a French diplomat.
Yelchin recently wrapped up reprising his role as Chekov in JJ Abrams’ sequel “Star Trek into Darkness” along with fellow “Star Trek” alums Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and John Cho. He has also completed filming on the titular role in Dean Koontz adaptation “Odd Thomas”, as well as Jim Jarmusch’s vampire romance “Only Lovers Left Alive” opposite Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston. He is also attached to indies “The Winter Queen” and “Pete and Goat” with Amanda Seyfried.
June 11, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Anton Yelchin has signed on for a role in vampire romance “Only Lovers Left Alive”, according to Deadline. He joins a cast that already includes Mia Wasikowska, Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and John Hurt in the Jim Jarmusch directed film about the longstanding love affair between two centuries old vampires. There’s no word on who will play the two main characters, though presumably Wasikowska and Hiddleston would be a logical guess, and filming is set to begin this summer.
The “Like Crazy” star presumably dropped out of indie “Very Good Girls” in favor of his role here, since the two will be filming at around the same time. He recently wrapped up reprising his role as Chekov in JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek 2″ and will next be seen as the titular “Odd Thomas”, the big screen adaptation of Dean Koontz’s hit book series.
March 1, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
“Odd Thomas” star Addison Timlin is joining the amazing cast of Lionsgate action-comedy “Stand Up Guys”, according to Variety. Oscar winners and screen legends Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin star in the film that was working under the title “Old Timers.”
Fisher Stevens will direct the film written by Noah Haidle, about two aging former hitmen who “decide to spend one last night of debauchery together before one has to kill the other.” Timlin has landed one of two pivotal female roles as Walken’s granddaugher. Filming is set to begin next month in Los Angeles.
Timlin, adept at balancing both TV and movie roles, beat out the likes of Emma Roberts and Kat Dennings for the female lead in Stephen Sommers’ adaptation of Dean Koontz’s “Odd Thomas” opposite Anton Yelchin and received much critical acclaim for her role as David Duchovny’s love interest on the last season of Showtime series “Californiacation.” She also completed a supporting role opposite Justin Long in indie comedy “Lumpy” and has landed the lead role in ABC pilot “Zero Hour.”
February 10, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Longtime comedian and award season breakout star Patton Oswalt is enjoying something of a higher profile in Hollywood following a tremendous role opposite Charlize Theron in Jason Reitman’s divisive dark comedy “Young Adult.” And what comes with a higher profile? Higher profile roles, of course! Variety reports Oswalt has joined the cast of Ben Stiller’s remake of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, also starring Kristen Wiig, who had something of a breakout year herself after co-writing and starring in “Bridesmaids.”
Stiller is directing and also starring in the remake of the 1974 comedy, which was based on a 1939 short story that appeared in The New Yorker. Stiller plays the title character, a timid LIFE Magazine employee who develops pictures of other people having adventures. When an important negative goes missing, he gets to play hero and maybe get the girl (Wiig). Oswalt plays Todd, an eHarmony counselor who helps Mitty set up a dating profile and Shirley MacLaine is also on board as Mitty’s mom. Filming begins in April.
Oswalt, a longtime series regular on Kevin James sitcom “The King of Queens”, came close to Oscar this year when he played the sarcastic foil to Theron’s hot mess in “Young Adult” (he was just honored for that performance with a Virtuosos Award last weekend at the Santa Barbara Film Festival). He can be seen opposite Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in this summer’s apocalyptic comedy “Seeking a Friend at the End of the World” and with Anton Yelchin and Willem Defoe in “Odd Thomas.”
November 5, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
One of our favourite male rising stars is joining two of our favourite female rising stars in Naomi Foner’s “Very Good Girls”.
Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen signed on back in May to play two teenage girls, who after graduating from high school move to New York City, where each girl becomes determined to lose her virginity – to the same charismatic street artist. At the time, we knew that Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek were also onboard, and we contemplated the possibility that Sarsgaard may be the street artist.
Well, word has now come, from Jake Gyllenhaal (Foner’s son) that Anton Yelchin has also signed on to the film – and although we still have no confirmation about which role he will be taking, we think that Yelchin as the street artist makes much more sense – and the thought of Yelchin, Olsen and Fanning is one film makes this one of our highly anticipated films of 2012!
This has been a good year for Yelchin, who has broke out in a big way thanks to the festival hit “Like Crazy” with Felicity Jones, and has gone on to win several breakthrough awards, from HIFF and the Hollywood Awards. Up next for Yelchin is a role in the adaptation Odd Thomas also starring Addison Timlin.
October 13, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Watch your back, James, little brother is gaining on you. Deadline reports Dave Franco has added another high profile project to his exponentially growing pile of upcoming films, joining the cast of magician heist thriller “Now You See Me” opposite Jesse Eisenberg, Melanie Laurent, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman.
Louis Leterrier is directing the film about a world-renowned group of illusionists who pull off elaborate bank robberies while doing magic and end performances by showering their audiences with the stolen money. Eisenberg plays the “arrogant yet brilliant” leader of the group, called the Four Horseman, while Fisher will play Henly, the group’s technician, who builds the contraptions that enable their performances. Franco will also be another member of the group, with presumably one more Horseman to be cast. Ruffalo and Laurent lead a team of FBI agents hot on the trail of the magicians, while Freeman plays an ex-magician who will no doubt act as some sort of sage mentor to the daring youngsters.
James’ little brother has been making leaps and bounds onto the big screen after a string of TV guest appearances that included “Greek”, “Scrubs” and “Privileged.” He was recently seen opposite Anton Yelchin in the “Fright Night” remake and will take villain roles in “Odd Thomas”, again opposite Yelchin, and Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill’s “21 Jump Street.”