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Warren Beatty’s long-gestating untitled biopic on Howard Hughes is moving forward again, but has had a significant makeover. Felicity Jones is out, and Lily Collins is in, according to Deadline, for the female lead role, while Alden Ehrenreich has landed the young male lead. The previous incarnation with Beatty as Hughes had Jones playing a young woman who develops a relationship with the young man who serves as Hughes’ chauffeur, before falling for Hughes himself instead. There were rumors that the plot has changed somewhat, but the Deadline report stillRead More
It’s a fair point that the San Diego Comic-Con moves further and further away from its comic book fandom origins every year, but at least summer tentpole blockbusters will allow the big film panels in Hall H to remain somewhat on topic for the foreseeable future. Even as YA adaptations begin to take over, comic book movies are just as big business and today’s new additions should come as no surprise. Sequels are the name of the game this year, with Marvel bringing “Thor: The Dark World” (out this October)Read More
Indie road trip dramedy “The Road Within” has cast rising young actors Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel and Zoe Kravtiz, according to Deadline. Gren Wells is making her directorial debut on the project which she also wrote. Filming kicks off on July 1st with Sheehan in the role of Vincent, a young man with Tourette’s who’s placed in a facility his mother dies and he’s estranged from his politician father on the campaign trail. On a quest to take his mother’s ashes to scatter in the ocean, he breaks out ofRead More
This project is as hard to kill as its baddies. “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is a film that’s been in development hell for years (we’ve been tracking it since 2010, though that wasn’t even the start of it), and now it looks like it’s got yet another shot at life, with Variety reporting today that it’s found itself a new director – Burr Steers, and a new star – Lily Collins. Seth Grahame-Smith adapted the screenplay from his own novel of the same name, which faithfully retells the courtshipRead More
Fans of “The Mortal Instruments,” the best-selling young adult fantasy series, have been feverish for any information ever since they heard about the highly anticipated book-to-movie adaptation. Lucky for them, new stills of young actors Robert Sheehan and Jemima West have been released. “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” the first film in what may become a franchise, follows Lily Collins as teenager Clary Fray, who is unknowingly pulled into an ancient battle to protect our world from demons when her mother (Lena Headey) mysteriously disappears. Clary must then joinRead More
Sam Claflin and Lily Collins, both headlining teen adaptation franchises this year, are teaming up for indie romantic comedy “Love, Rosie” according to Deadline. “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”‘ Clary and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”‘s Finnick will play best friends and star-crossed lovers in the film based on the novel “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern, who also wrote “P.S. I Love You”, which was adapted into a film starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. “Love, Rosie” begins filming in May under the direction of German director ChristianRead More
A trio of young rising actors, Lucas Till, Aimee Teegarden and Kevin Zegers, have joined Derek Martini‘s indie thriller “The Curse of Downer’s Grove“, reports Variety. Based on Michael Hornburg’s novel of the same name, Till will take the lead role as a high school senior who begins to get paranoid over an apparent curse that takes the life of one student every year at the school. Martini co-wrote the script with Bret Easton Ellis and the film will begin production in Los Angeles this February. Till is currently oneRead More
Fans of Cassandra Clare’s young adult fantasy series “The Mortal Instruments” are surely excited at the first trailer released for the big screen adaptation (now “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” – see how they’re already prepared for the franchise potential?), but what can people who haven’t read the book make of this first footage of Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower in action? There’s a lot of exposition in this first trailer, a bit too much by my estimation. Collins plays Clary Fray, who begins seeing people who aren’tRead More
Lily Collins looks ready to conquer the YA landscape to become the next great teen heroine in our first look at an image from the big screen adaptation of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” Entertainment Weekly released the still today, which shows Collins as Clary Fray, the 15 year old ordinary girl who discovers she’s not so ordinary after all. In Clary’s case, her world is turned upside down when she discovers she can see supernatural beings and crosses paths with the Shadowhunters, other gifted humans who hunt andRead More
Canadian actor Kevin Zegers has been tapped for the role of Alec Lightwood in teen franchise hopeful “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, according to Just Jared. He joins Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell-Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West and fellow Canadian Godfrey Gao in the production set to film next month. Collins stars as Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary human girl who discovers that she can see supernatural beings that no one else can and gets drawn into the world of the Shadowhunters, humans born with angelic blood who hunt andRead More