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It’s found at least one of its leads in Paula Patton, but Duncan Jones is still in discussions with plenty of other actors for other roles in his “Warcraft” adaptation. Deadline reports four of those actors are Paul Dano, Anton Yelchin, AMC’s “Hell on Wheels” star Anson Mount and History’s “Vikings” lead Travis Fimmel. The high fantasy franchise spans video games, novels and other media and is set in the fictional Medieval-set Azeroth universe. Said to be based on the novel “Warcraft: The Last Guardian,” the story centers around Medivh,Read More
And we’re off! The first really major indicator of this year’s Oscar race has just been unveiled, with Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” winning the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the titular “slave”, Solomon Northrup, a free-born son of a farmer who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Michael Fassbender, in his third collaboration with McQueen following “Hunger” and the criminally underrated “Shame,” turns villainous here as an abusive slave owner, while Brad Pitt plays Solomon’s family’s lawyer, who seek to free him afterRead More
Steve McQueen’s got a new movie coming out, and it looks just as riveting and powerful as his previous efforts, “Hunger” and “Shame.” Today, the first trailer for “12 Years a Slave”, which features the third collaboration between McQueen and Michael Fassbender, has been released, and it’s clearly going to be a major player during this year’s Oscar season. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the titular “slave”, Solomon Northrup, a free-born son of a farmer who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Fassbender turns villainous here as an abusive slave owner, whileRead More
Kenny Wormald and Jake Abel have joined the cast of indie drama “Love and Mercy”, according to The Wrap. The biopic follows legendary Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson. Paul Dano will play Wilson as a young man, while John Cusack will portray him in later years. Wormald will play Beach Boys member and Brian’s younger brother Dennis Wilson, while Abel will play their cousin and the group’s lyricist Mike Love. Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks co-star. The movie, written by Oren Moverman and to be directed by Bill Pohlad, willRead More
Paul Dano will play the younger version of Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson in “Love and Mercy”, a new film about the founding of the legendary band, it was announced today. Another actor is being sought to play Wilson in his later years. The movie, written by Oren Moverman and to be directed by Bill Pohlad, will span decades and follow “the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Rather than a bio pic, the film will take an unconventional look at seminal moments in Wilson’s life, hisRead More
Good news and bad news for fans of smash hit Broadway musical “Jersey Boys.” The bad news is that Warner Bros has put the big screen adaptation, which has Jon Favreau attached to direct, into turnaround, according to Variety. This means Favreau and Co. now have to shop the project around to other studios and hope that someone likes it enough to pick it up. But meetings are already taking place, with Paramount talking to the filmmakers tomorrow and Twentieth Century Fox also in play. Warner Bros had it fast-trackedRead More
Paul Dano has joined kidnap/revenge thriller “Prisoners” opposite Hugh Jackman, Melissa Leo and Jake Gyllenhaal, according to Variety. Denis Villeneuve will direct in early 2013 the actioner that follows a small-town carpenter (Jackman) whose daughter and daughter’s best friend are kidnapped. When the police fail to find them in a timely manner, he takes the law into his own hands, running into opposition from a big-city detective (Gyllenhaal) on the case. Aaron Guzikowski wrote the script. Dano can currently be seen playing Joseph Gordon Levitt’s best friend in Rian Johnson’sRead More
There will be no “Meek’s Cutoff” reunion after all. After nearly a year, Kelly Reichardt’s eco-terrorist thriller “Night Moves” is getting a bit of a cast makeover as it moves closer to production. Peter Sarsgaard and Paul Dano had been set to play the two male leads, while Rooney Mara was circling the female lead, but now Variety reports Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning will be taking over the roles vacated by Dano and Mara. The trio of actors will play a group of eco-terrorists who plot to blow upRead More
LA Film Festival’s secret screening may not have been the next big blockbuster, but “Ruby Sparks”, the first follow-up to “Little Miss Sunshine” from directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris, may have been an even more welcome and fitting offering to the film-loving crowd that gathered at LA Live. A whimsical, quirky and inventive romantic comedy with some murky gender politics, the film, for all its highs and lows, ushers in a stunning breakout moment for screenwriter and co-star Zoe Kazan. Paul Dano, with depth and in turns subtle kindnessRead More
Rising stars Paul Dano, Scoot McNairy and Ruth Negga have joined Steve McQueen’s “Shame” follow-up, “Twelve Years a Slave”, according to Variety and Deadline. The three actors join Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and “Pariah” breakout star Odepero Aduye in the cast. The film is based on the memoirs of Soloman Northup, to be played by Ejiofor, a free-born son of a former slave who is lured to Washington DC where he was illegally sold into slavery (with McNairy in the role of a circus worker who masterminds hisRead More