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US filmgoers have one more film to add to their watch lists for next year. Civil War “The Keeping Room,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, will be distributed in North America by Drafthouse Films, it was announced today. The film is set during the end of the Civil War and centers on three women (Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Muna Otaru) as they defend their home from attack. Leading the charge is a renegade solider, played by Sam Worthington, who plans to kill the women and raid their home.Read More
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Action thriller “For the Dogs” has itself a new title and a new star. Deadline reports the film, now titled “Hunter’s Prayer,” has added Odeya Rush in the female lead role, taking over for the previously cast Emma Roberts, who herself replaced original star Hailee Steinfeld. Jonathan Mostow is directing the film, which sees a teenage girl teaming up with the assassin (Sam Worthington) who was hired to kill her entire family and younger brother to find out who was ultimately responsible. Filming is set to begin in the UKRead More
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The first clip from Daniel Barber’s “The Keeping Room” has just been released in anticipation of the film’s screening at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The powerful and stirring clip runs for less than a minute and a half, but it offers a wide glimpse into the challenging world that the film’s three women are battling in. Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and up-and-comer Muna Otaru star in this suspenseful drama about two sisters and a slave left behind towards the end of the American Civil War. With no men to watchRead More
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Jennifer Aniston-led indie drama “Cake” has added a bunch of new cast members today, including Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick, Chris Messina and Britt Robertson, according to The Wrap. The massive cast now also includes Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Lucy Walters, Camille Mana, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Adriana Barraza and Mamie Gummer. Phew. Daniel Barnz is directing the film, with Aniston in the lead role of Claire, who becomes obsessed with the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. Kendrick will play that depressed young woman,Read More
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Emma Roberts has landed the female lead opposite Sam Worthington in Jonathon Mostow‘s upcoming thriller “For The Dogs.” JustJared.com reports that Roberts will be replacing Hailee Steinfeld, who originally nabbed the role back in May of last year. In addition, Jonathan Mostow (“Surrogates”) has also taken over Philip Noyce‘s (“Salt”) role as director. “For The Dogs” is based on a 2004 novel by Kevin Wignall. It follows the story of Ella Hatto (Roberts), a college girl who recruits the help of an assassin named Lucas (Worthington) in order to seekRead More
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Hollywood’s resident Aussie actor Sam Worthington hasn’t been seen on the big screen much of late, but he has quite a few films scheduled for 2014, and now a new miniseries for the year after. THR reports Worthington will star in “The Gallipoli Story” for Australia pay TV company Foxtel, with Michael Rymer onboard to direct. Commemorating a real-life failed battle, which celebrates its centenary in 2015, the four-hour miniseries follows journalists Phillip Schuler (Worthington), Charles Bean, Keith Murdoch and Ellis Ashmead Bartlett during World War I and how theyRead More
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A trio of actors are joining Anthony Hopkins in action thriller “Kidnapping Freddy Heineken,” with Variety reporting Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess and “True Blood” star Ryan Kwanten hopping on board the Daniel Alfredson film set to begin production this month in Belgium. Yes, the film’s title does indeed to that Heineken. It will chronicle the 1983 actual kidnapping of Dutch beer empire heir Freddy Heineken and his driver. The kidnappers held the businessman (to be played by Hopkins in the film)for ransom and released the duo for what amounted toRead More
Sam Worthington broke out in 2009’s huge box office hit “Avatar” but we haven’t seen much of the Australian actor since. Now Deadline reports that Worthington will star in an adaptation of Kevin Wignall’s novel “For The Dogs“. An action-thriller to be directed by Philip Noyce, “For The Dogs” will star Worthington as Lucas, an ex-assassin turned bodyguard who sets out to protect a young girl, Ella, and help her exact revenge following the death of her family – who had hired Lucas to keep watch on Ella. Worthington joinedRead More
While “The Killing” remains in limbo waiting to see if someone other than AMC will pick it up for a third season, star Mireille Enos continues to build her film resume. She has joined the cast of David Ayer’s “Ten”, according to Deadline. Enos rounds out a cast that is led by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington, as well as Terrence Howard, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Joe Manganiello, Dawn Olivieri and Max Martini. The film also has the working title of “Breacher” while it’s unclear at this point which titleRead More
We’ve said it before, but there is certainly a trend happening right now amongst the rising stars in Hollywood, and we, for one, love it. Great chemistry is like capturing lightening in a bottle, so it stands to reason that when you pair up two actors who have that elusive indefinable quality, you should hold onto it. There used to be a good ol’ Hollywood tradition of popular, iconic screen couples reuniting again and again to the delight of audiences and we would welcome it back with open arms. LawrenceRead More