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Two rising stars are joining the ranks of of those starring in young adult adaptations. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Maika Monroe and Tye Sheridan are in final negotiations of the leads roles in “Tribes of Palos Verdes,” based on Joy Nicholson’s novel of the same name. The story follows Jim (Sheridan) and Medina (Monroe), siblings that leave Michigan to move to the beach. With their mother’s (Jennifer Garner) potential nervous breakdown and their father’s successful surgical career, the teenagers must find their own outlets. Medina turns to surfing inRead More
From “The Tree of Life” and “Mud” to… “Scouts vs Zombies”? According to THR, this is indeed the career trajectory of breakout young actor Tye Sheridan, who’s clearly going a little more lowbrow for his next project, not that there’s anything wrong with that! “Scouts vs Zombies,” purported to be Sheridan’s first studio movie, follows three high school Boy Scouts who have to utilize their learned skills in a real life emergency – vicious zombies have overtaken their town. Is there a badge for that? Sheridan plays the “budding honorsRead More
Indie psychological thriller “Last Days in the Desert” will be toplined by Ewan McGregor and Tye Sheridan, it was announced today by Mockingbird Pictures and Division Films. Ciarán Hinds and Ayelet Zurer will play Sheridan’s character’s parents. Rodrigo Garcia will direct the film, about a holy man and a demon – both played by Mcgregor – journeying through the desert: “An encounter with a family struggling to survive in this harsh environment forces the holy man to confront his own fate.” The film will be introduced to buyers in Berlin.Read More
The increasingly busy breakout star Tye Sheridan has added another film to his upcoming slate, joining John Travolta in “The Forger,” according to The Wrap. Travolta plays an incarerated former child prodigy and petty thief who tries to buy his way out of prison in order to spend time with his sick son (Sheridan), but is forced by the crime bosses who funded his early release into doing one last job. Richard D’Ovidio wrote the script and Philip Martin is directing. Filming is set to begin in October in Boston,Read More
“Mud” actor Tye Sheridan has joined the increasingly awesome cast of Gillian Flynn adaptation “Dark Places”, according to Deadline. Charlize Theron stars with Chloe Moretz and Nicholas Hoult. Gilles Paquet-Brenner is directing and Theron will play Libby Day who, at seven years old, witnessed the murder of her entire family and later testified that her fifteen year old brother Ben was the killer. Twenty-five years later, a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes pumps Libby for the truth as they uncover clues that point to Ben’s innocence. Hoult willRead More
“The Tree of Life” and “Mud” star Tye Sheridan will play his first lead role in coming of age drama “Grass Stains” opposite fellow indie rising star Kaitlyn Dever of the upcoming “Short Term 12” and “The Spectacular Now”, according to THR. Sheridan plays a teen who falls in love for the first time (with Dever’s character) but a prank going awry causes the death of her older brother, forcing Sheridan’s character to juggle his conflicting feels of guilt, secrecy and first love. Filming begins later this month in NorthRead More
05/07/12 UPDATE: According to Chastain herself, she is too busy and will be unable to take on this role. The search continues… Now that she’s proven her acting chops in smaller, more serious roles and landed an Oscar nomination to boot, Jessica Chastain is ready to tackle a tentpole/franchise. And she’s picked a doozy as Deadline reports the actress is in talks to take on a starring role in Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” opposite Robert Downey, Jr. Chastain is circling the role of a smart (but, of course, sexy) scientistRead More
It certainly was a morning full of surprises and snubs as the Academy Awards announced their nominations this morning. There was plenty to be ecstatic about and plenty to scratch your head over, so let’s dive in to some of the biggest reveals. “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, Stephen Daldry’s adaptation of the 9/11 novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, had been deemed down and out by most prognosticators after getting severely mixed reviews and not being lauded by any other group aside from the Broadcast Film Critics, but the AcademyRead More
“The Artist” is definitely the first big winner of Awards Season 2011. Following on the footsteps of leading the nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards, the New York Film Critics have just announced they have chosen the silent French film their Best Picture of the year, also naming Michel Hazanavicius Best Director. Indie flick “Margin Call”, which has seen a groundswell of support from bloggers who have seen it, also got a big surge by winning Best First Feature. Meanwhile, one of our favorites, Jessica Chastain, has cemented her statusRead More
In a big bump to her somewhat stagnant Oscar campaign, Felicity Jones has won the Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor for her performance in Drake Doremus’ improvisational style love story “Like Crazy”, beating out Best Actress competitor Elizabeth Olsen of “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and Supporting Actress hopeful Shailene Woodley for “The Descendants”, as well as lower profile indie actors Harmony Santana for “Gun Hill Road” and Jacob Wysocki for “Terri.” Will this translate to elevated Oscar chances for Jones? Well, history seems to indicate so. Five consecutive winnters outRead More