Fox's reboot of "Fantastic Four" seems to finally be moving forward, with Variety reporting today that a handful of up and coming young actors are getting ready to make test deals to audition for the roles of Reed Richards, Read more
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Rachel McAdams is in talks to take the female lead role in a space-set sci-fi love story called “Passengers” opposite Keanu Reeves, according to Deadline. Reese Witherspoon had been attached to the role but scheduling conflicts makes her loss McAdams’ gain.
Brian Kirk will direct “Passengers” early next year in Germany. It’s mainly a two-hander set on a space shuttle transporting thousands of people to a distant planet. Reeves plays a man whose sleep chamber malfunctions, waking him up 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he makes the decision to wake up a fellow passenger (McAdams), “marking the beginning of what becomes a unique love story.” I can’t quite put my finger on why this is creepy, but it is. He’s basically holding her hostage, right? Anyway, it does sound intriguing and certainly different.
Some of us will always associate McAdams with “The Notebook” and Ryan Gosling, but she’s tried her best to distance herself from that career-making role in the years since. Last seen in Brian De Palma’s divisive “Passion” opposite Noomi Rapace, next she has another time travel romantic drama “About Time” opposite Domnhall Gleeson and John le Carre adaptation “A Most Wanted Man.” She’s currently in Hawaii filming Cameron Crowe’s latest opposite Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone.
As Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel prepare to embark upon being star-crossed lovers in a film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel – “Safe Haven”, opening on Valentine’s Day – we look back at the tragic lovebirds who came before them. Sparks movies are critical flops and box office successes but seem to be hit and miss when it comes to creating stars. For the purpose of this study, we’ll omit the two Sparks adaptations which starred established stars. Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, Richard Gere and Diane Lane are doing just fine, thank you very much.
Are Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams still the most iconic of Sparks couples? How have Sparks adaptations helped or hurt the careers of the likes of Mandy Moore, Shane West, Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried? Hough and Duhamel are two actors whose careers could certainly use a breakout-style boost, but as we will show here, leading a Sparks adaptation is no guarantee of movie stardom. We’ll see how they fare when “Safe Haven” is released tomorrow, but for now, let’s take a look back at the couples who came before them.
These Nicholas Sparks jokes, they write themselves. The second trailer for weepy romantic drama “The Vow” doesn’t even try to hide the fact that Sparks is where it’s at, decreeing stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum as “From ‘The Notebook’” and “From ‘Dear John’”, respectively. The storyline, too, feels ripped from the pages of a Sparks novel, though it feebly claims to be inspired by true events. Tatum and McAdams play a happily married couple whose world crumbles after a car accident leaves her without any memory of their relationship. He must then make her fall in love with him all over again while keeping her from falling for her ex-fiance (Scott Speedman), who she thinks is still her current fiance thanks to the amnesia.
Sounds like a weepy, sappy, overwrought and melodramatic two hours right? Oh who am I kidding. See you at the movies, Valentine’s Day 2012.
So, “The Vow” isn’t actually based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. But judging by the premise and this first look trailer, you just know Sparks is sitting somewhere feeling like someone owes him some royalties. The story revolves around a happily married couple whose world crumples after a car accident leaves her without any memory of their relationship. He must then make her fall in love with him all over again while keeping her from falling for another man. Two Sparks alumni are even on board for the – when else? – Valentine’s Day 2012 release. Rachel McAdams, of “The Notebook” fame, plays the amnesiac wife, while Channing Tatum, who romanced Amdanda Seyfried in “Dear John”, is the desperate husband.
So rest assured, Sparks fans, you won’t have to wait until “TBA 2012″ for your next fix of the sappy and romantic (in the Zac Efron starrer “The Lucky One”). Your next Valentine’s Day evening just got made!
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