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We’ve got Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell locked in as the new “Fantastic Four,” and now the attention turns to who will play the iconic villain Dr. Doom. The Wrap is reporting four young British rising stars are the finalists for the gig, and they are: Domhnall Gleeson, Toby Kebbell, Eddie Redmayne and Sam Riley. This is contrary to previous reports, which indicated that Fox and director Josh Trank had been searching for an older and bigger star to play the villain, perhaps to offsetRead More
Garrett Hedlund is in talks to join Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of true-life survival tale “Unbroken,” according to Variety. British newcomer Jack O’Connell snagged the lead role of Louis Zamperini in July, with Domnhall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock signing on in August. O’Connell’s Zamperini was an underprivileged youth who grew up to run track in the Olympics, culminating in a personal meeting with Adolf Hitler. And that’s just the beginning of Zamperini’s epic journey as he then enlisted in the army in 1941 and was caught in a plane crash, landingRead More
Kirsten Dunst has landed the female lead role in Jeff Nichols’ next feature, “Midnight Special”, and will star opposite Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton, according to Deadline. Formerly only described vaguely as a modern day sci-fi chase film, Deadline also fills in some plot details, revealing that the film follows a dad and his 8 year old son who go on the run after they discover the son is developing special powers. Nichols also previously described the story as a tribute to 1980s John Carpenter, “Starman” in particular. Filming isRead More
British actor Sam Riley has joined WWII romance “Suite Francaise” opposite Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts, according to Deadline. Saul Dibb is directing the film which follows Williams’ Lucille, a young French woman who is left in the care of her domineering mother-in-law when her husband goes off to war. She ends up falling for the German officer (Schoenaerts) assigned to guard their home. Riley will play a French officer named Benoit, but it’s unclear if he is Lucille’s husband. Kristin Scott Thomas is also part of the cast, presumablyRead More
After a string of false starts and projects falling through, “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart is back to work, signing on for two films which will shoot back to back this summer. Deadline reports Stewart has signed on for the starring role in indie Guantanamo Bay drama “Camp X-Ray”, as well as the role originally earmarked for Mia Wasikowska in “Sils Maria”, French director Olivier Assayas’ newest starring Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz. In “Sils Maria”, Stewart will play the assistant to Binoche’s aging movie star Maria Enders, who reflects backRead More
“Inside Llewyn Davis” co-stars Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac are set to work together again as Hedlund is replacing Jason Clarke in psychological thriller “Mojave”, according to Screen Daily. William Monahan wrote and will direct he two-hander, which follows “an angst-ridden artist who heads into the desert to wrestle with his existential crisis, only to meet a homicidal drifter who happens to be his doppelganger.” Hedlund will play the artist, Isaac his antagonist. Hedlund and Isaac are premiering the Coens’ 1960s folk music drama “Iside Llewyn Davis” at the CannesRead More
“World War Z” screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan is set to make his directorial debut and has set Garrett Hedlund to play the lead in “Violent Talent”, according to Deadline. Toby Kebbell, upcoming “The Wolf of Wall Street” star Margot Robbie and “Four Lions” star Riz Ahmed have supporting role sin the drama. Hedlund plays Eamon in the contemporary Chicago-set drama. Eamon and his two best friends Quan and Angel (Ahmed and Kebbell) decide to build a criminal empire, believing “crime might be the most honest job around.” Robbie plays aRead More

Posted On December 31, 2012By Linda GeIn Features, Lists

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top Ten Movies of 2012

Another end-of-year list upon us, and just like last year, the two of us once again appear to have disparate taste when it comes to the year in movies. Sixteen different movies populate our two Top 10 lists, though we did both love “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, “Moonrise Kingdom”, “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” enough to list them. What movies were our favorites of the year? Which were yours? Without further ado, below are our Top 10 Movies of 2012. Click here for Linda’sRead More
So Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will not reunite for a third time after all. The filmmakers behind “Crazy Stupid Love” had been hoping to get their adorable twosome back on screen together for con-man romance/action flick “Focus”, but it never came together, and Warner Bros cast Ben Affleck in Gosling’s role instead. Today Variety reports Affleck has found his leading lady in “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will direct their script, which is set in the world of cons and tells the story of aRead More
In 1957 American author Jack Keroauc wrote to Marlon Brando asking him to buy the rights to, and star in, Kerouac’s novel “On The Road“. Brando never replied and it took another twenty two years for Francis Ford Coppola to purchase the rights and then spend decades hiring different screenwriters all of whom tried, and failed, to adapt the notoriously tricky spontaneous prose; after all, even Kerouac knew the story could not work on screen, telling Brando “Don’t worry about the structure, I know to compress and re-arrange the plotRead More