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Shailene Woodley has been picky about what role to take to transition out of playing teenage roles, and it looks like she’s found the one. THR reports the “Divergent” actress has signed on to play the female lead in Oliver Stone’s untitled biopic about NSA leaker Edward Snowden, a role that will be played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film. The film is based on Luke Harding’s book “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” and Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena’s upcoming novel “Time ofRead More
A long-gestating indie dramedy is popping up again, with a brand new creative team in place. Miles Teller will star in and Marc Webb will direct “The Only Living Boy in New York,” according to Variety. Back in 2011, the project was first announced with Logan Lerman to star and Seth Gordon attached to direct. The story remains the same: A young man discovers his father is having an affair and tries to put a stop to it — only to end up becoming involved with the woman himself. AllanRead More
Hard to believe it’s been ten years since “Mean Girls.” While that arguably iconic teen movie has made an indelible mark on pop culture and hell, even the way we speak (I know, right?!), we definitely have not been hurting for quality teen movies in the decade since. It’s hard to say if any of the movies on our list were directly or indirectly influenced by Tina Fey and Mark Waters’ hilarious yet spot-on satire of female friendships in high school, but each of them are memorable and worth yourRead More
Dayo Okeniyi
Dayo Okeniyi, 25, has joined the first installment of Alan Taylor‘s new “Terminator: Genesis” trilogy, according to Variety. He joins a cast that includes Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke. Plot details for the film are still being kept secret, but the cast is already coming together. Having won the role over “Attack the Block” star John Boyega, Okeniyi will play Danny Dyson, the son of scientist Miles Dyson, who helped to create the computer system that sparked the war between machines and humans. Clarke will play Sarah Connor,Read More
Rising film actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead will join the throngs of other primarily big screen actors heading for the small screen. Today it was announced that Winstead has agreed to the starring role in ABC drama pilot “Exposed.” The Deadline report says Winstead turned down several other TV offers before saying yes to the adaptation based on the novels by Liza Marklund. Winstead will take on the role of Anna (Annika in the original Swedish novels), an ambitious rising reporter who’s willing to do whatever it takes to get theRead More
Post-“Short Term 12” breakout, Brie Larson continues to line up an intriguing upcoming slate. Her latest, according to Variety, is a far cry from the heavy, gritty indie drama that made her an in demand rising star. Larson is now in talks to join Judd Apatow’s latest comedy “Trainwreck,” which already stars comedian Amy Schumer and “Saturday Night Live” alum Bill Hader. Schumer has the lead role in the comedy whose tagline is being kept under wraps. However, earlier rumors have pegged Schumer’s role as a “trainwreck” who attempts toRead More
Miles Teller is set to bring real life boxer Vinny Pazienza to life on the big screen, according to THR. Aaron Eckhart will also star in the film, called “Bleed for This,” which will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese. A former world champion boxer nicknamed The Pazmanian Devil, Pazienza had a nearly 20 year career in the lightweight and light middleweight weight classes. The film is expected to focus on a near fatal car accident in 1991 after which doctors doubted he would ever be able to walk again,Read More
It’s been a big couple of days for Miles Teller. His new film “Whiplash” just earned raves and a $3 million distribution deal at Sundance, and now he’s lined up his next role. THR reports that Emile Hirsch announced tonight in Park City that Teller will be joining him in Steve Conrad’s new biopic about comedian John Belushi. Hirsch is playing Belushi, an alum of “Saturday Night Live” who starred in “Animal House” and “The Blues Brothers,” was one of the biggest comedy stars of the 1980s who ultimately diedRead More

Posted On December 30, 2013By Linda GeIn Features

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top 10 Movies of 2013

For the third year in a row it seems the two of us have differing taste when it comes to our favorite films of the year, and with new contributor Melanie Abernathy adding her two cents for the first time this year, we have a larger list than ever. Twenty-seven films span the thirty available spaces (with only “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Gravity” having some cross-over appeal amongst ourselves) but this was also the most difficult year for narrowing down. It was a year of incredible andRead More
Jason Reitman is gathering up an impressive young cast to play teenagers in the midst of their sexual coming of age in his next film, “Men, Women and Children,” which has begun filming in Austin, Texas. THR reports “Divergent” star Ansel Elgort and “Short Term 12″‘s breaktout Kaitlyn Dever are among the latest to join the cast, which also includes Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Crocicchia and Elena Kampouris, as well as the previously announced Katherine Hughes and Travis Tope. The adults in the film, parents to the kids, will be playedRead More