April 19, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
2013 is looking to be a great year for Australian actress Rose Byrne. Following a memorable turn in the 2011 comedy “Bridesmaids” Byrne is set to add to her resume with another romantic comedy, “Tumbledown“.
American actor and comedian Jason Sudekis also stars as a New York writer who charges into Byrne’s rural town in Maine when he decides to investigate the death of her husband, a folk-music hero. The Wrap reports that production will begin in October. Sean Mewshaw will direct from a script by Desi Van Til.
Olivia Munn and Joe Manganiello (who both co-starred in last year’s hit “Magic Mike”) will join Sudekis and Byrne in the indie pic.
Earlier last month Byrne joined negotiations to star in two long-awaited films, “Townies” which is currently in production and stars Seth Rogen as a family man who lives near a fraternity house and finds himself at odds with one of the frat brothers (Zac Efron), and the emsemble comedy “This Is Where I Leave You“. Most recently seen in the hit indie film “The Place Beyond The Pines“, Byrne will next be seen in Shawn Levy’s comedy “The Internship”, and a sequel to horror film “The Insidious”, “The Insidious 2“.
April 18, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
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 series “The Nine Lives of Chloe King.”
“Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien has landed the lead role in Wes Ball’s adaptation of James Dashner’s best-selling dystopian YA series “The Maze Runner”, according to Deadline.
Filming may already be underway in New Orleans on the tale of Thomas (O’Brien), who begins life as one of the titular Maze Runners when he is deposited in The Glade with all of his past memories erased and finds himself among dozens of other boys who arrived the exact same way. As the boys train to become Runners, Thomas begins to question who’s behind their imprisonment and the ideas of a rebellion begin percolating. O’Brien becomes the first American to join the all British cast thus far which includes Aml Ameen as Alby, the strict leader of the Gladers, Will Poulter as Gally, Thomas’ nemesis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt. Kaya Scodelario plays the female lead Teresa, who is a surprise arrival at The Glade, the only girl and the final Glader. An ally of Thomas’ throughout all three books, the two often communicate via a telepathic link. “The Maze Runner” is set for a February 14, 2014 release.
O’Brien plays goofy sidekick Stiles on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” series, now entering its 3rd season, and impressed us with a charming, earnest turn opposite Britt Robertson in last year’s Sundance coming of age drama “The First Time.” He will next be seen opposite Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Max Minghella in summer comedy “The Internship” and we happen to think he’d be a pretty great Augustus Waters in “The Fault in Our Stars” too.
July 19, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
After joining several indie films over the past year Jessica Szohr looks set to break into the mainstream, joining comedy A listers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in “The Internship“.
To be directed by Shawn Levy (“Night at the Musuem“), the film follows Vaughn and Wilson “as two middle-aged guys who lose their jobs and have to start at the bottom in the new American workforce”.
Szohr will play a dance instructor called Marielena, but Marielena also has a secret dance life that she keeps hidden. “The Internship” is set to begin filming later this summer in Atlanta.
Deadline also reports that Szohr, who got her break on TV’s “Gossip Girl”, will be joining Jena Malone in “Ten Cent Pistol” (formerly titled “The Go-Getters”).
“Ten Cent Pistol”, currently shooting in LA, follows two brothers (Adam Arkin and Joe Mantegna) who realise the consequences of their crimes are beginning to spiral out of control. Szohr will play a LA party girl who is best friends with Malone’s Danneel.
Szohr recently finished filming several films including “Pawn” with Nikki Reed and “Light Years” with Rose McIver.