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Victoria Justice has found herself a crime-solving partner and potential love interest in Nico Tortorella, as Deadline reports the “Scream 4” alum is joining MTV’s cyber thriller pilot “Eye Candy.” In the Blumhouse thriller pilot to be directed by “Twilight” launcher Catherine Hardwicke, Justice will play Lindy, now described as a “reclusive hacker” (on MTV, all computer geeks look like Victoria Justice. See: “Catfish”). Exposing all kinds of dangerous secrets on her blog, she soon attracts the wrong kind of attention and things turn deadly. Consequently, she teams up withRead More
Another young adult fantasy adaptation is gearing up to go, and this time, as Deadline reports, Jeremy Irvine and Addison Timlin are set to play the would-be star-crossed lovers held apart by the supernatural. Lauren Kate’s “Fallen”, which has been adapted for the big screen by Kathryn Price and Nicole Millard and which will be directed by Scott Hicks, follows Timlin’s Luce, who is accused of killing a boy by starting a fire and sent to the Sword and Cross reform school, where most of the students are fallen angels.Read 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
Modern-day Shakespeare adaptation “Cymbeline” has added rising stars Anton Yelchin and Dakota Johnson to its cast, according to Screen Daily. Penn Badgley joined the cast last week, and Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich and Ed Harris also star. Hawke is reuniting with his modern-day “Hamlet” director Michael Almereyda on “Cymbeline,” which will also be updated to a contemporary setting. Shakespeare’s play loosely adapted the real life adventures of British King Cunobelinus, but Almereyda’s adaptation will be set against the backdrop of a war between dirty cops and drug-dealing bikers. Harris isRead More
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 playRead More
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.” YelchinRead More
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 YARead More
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 theRead More
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 GoodRead More
British rising stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sam Claflin, along with Canadian up and comer Sarah Gadon, will star in historical drama “Belle”, according to Variety. Miranda Richardson, Tom Wilkinson and Matthew Goode will also be part of the ensemble cast. BAFTA-winning director Amma Asante will direct the film based on the true story about a mixed-race young woman raised as an aristocratic lady in Blighty at the end of the 18th Century. Mbatha-Raw will play the titular Belle while Gadon will play her cousin. The film is out to buyersRead More