From siblings to star-crossed lovers! EW reports rising star Ansel Elgort has been offered the male lead in "The Fault in Our Stars" opposite Shailene Woodley - who plays his sister in the currently-filming dystopian adaptation "Divergent."
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UPDATE: Director Wes Ball tweets that Ki Hong Lee has also joined the cast as Minho, a fellow Glader and ally to Thomas throughout the series. Lee is probably best known as a regular on short-lived ABC Family Read more
I mean, duh, we called it. It has now been officially confirmed with glowing quotes from director, producer and author in tow that the increasingly in demand Shailene Woodley will play the lead role of Hazel Grace Lancaster Read more
After a somewhat unpredictable year in which the stars we expected to break out largely didn't but fresh faces came out of nowhere to surprise us all, we are ready to look ahead to the new talent waiting to Read more
Another year, another new crop of fresh talent. Just like last year, the hardest part is narrowing down which of the dozens of the year's rising stars shone the brightest. This year we heralded the arrival of the unlikeliest Read more
It’s barely the new year and while we’re still thinking about our favorites of 2010, The LA Times invites us to look forward to the movies that will be fighting for our attention in 2011, with new stills from a dozen of the most highly anticipated (and not so anticipated) releases in the next 12 months.
There’s Emma Stone going dramatic in 60s Era civil rights drama “The Help”, supermodel Brooklyn Decker making her acting debut in the truly awful-looking “Just Go With It”, Jake Gyllenhaal stuck in Groundhog’s Day trying to solve a life-or-death mystery in “Source Code”, the guys from “The Hangover” back for more black-out-drunk shenanigans – this time in Thailand! – and many more. In short, there’s something for everyone heading our way.
Below are just a small sampling of first and second looks at a few of what 2011 has to offer. Of course, with Sundance around the corner – always at least a few breakouts and surprises in store – and the big awards contenders not bowing until late in the year, there’s still much to look forward to even if nothing in this group excites you.
“Unstoppable” meets “Groundhog Day” in the first trailer for Duncan Jones’ new sci-fi thriller “Source Code”, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier who is transported into the body of a man aboard a bomb-rigged train doomed to explode and kill all its passengers. He has 8 minutes to solve the mystery of who the bomber is in order to prevent another attack set to take place 6 hours later. If he can’t solve the riddle, the train explodes, he dies and is then sent back in to try again and again until he succeeds. Of course, a wrench is thrown into the plans when he begins falling for fellow passenger Michelle Monaghan, and his mission begins to revolve around trying to save her life, though scientists reassure him it’s impossible.
It sort of feels like the filmmakers are trying to fit a lot of different genres and themes into one movie, but the premise is rather intriguing, the acting talent assembled is impressive (Vera Farmiga seems a bit wasted as mostly a voice behind a computer screen) and the action sequences look seamless. The movie hits theaters April 15, 2011 and you can watch the first trailer below.
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