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Jack O’Connell is in talks for Jodie Foster’s thriller “Money Monster,” which has George Clooney set to star, according to TheWrap. Julia Roberts is also in talks to join the all-star cast. The financial thriller follows Clooney’s character, a bombastic host of a TV show called “Money Monster,” which offers advice to viewers. O’Connell plays a loose cannon whose pushed to the edge and decides to take Clooney’s character hostage on-air in order to force a stock to rise and expose how the financial market is manipulated and everyday peopleRead More
Jack O'Connell Third Unbroken Trailer
Universal has unveiled a new trailer for Angelina Jolie‘s “Unbroken,” starring rising English actor Jack O’Connell as the late U.S. Olympian-turned-WWII hero Louis Zamperini. Based on the 2010 New York Times bestseller by Laura Hillenbrand, “Unbroken” recounts the phenomenal life story of Zamperini, a troubled child who grew up to become a renowned Olympic runner. But his most triumphant achievements were the events following the aftermath of a plane crash in which he proved the unbreakable power of the human spirit. Alongside Russell Allen Phillips (Domhnall Gleeson) and Francis McNamaraRead More
“Unbroken” star Finn Wittrock will star in historical football drama “My All American” opposite Aaron Eckhart, according to Deadline. Wittrock will play University of Texas defensive back Freddie Steinmark in the film set in 1969, when the team won the national title. Steinmark went from underdog to standout player, but his promising football career was cut short when doctors discovered a cancerous tumor that necessitated the amputation of his leg. Eckhart will play the team’s coach Darrell Royal. Angelo Pizzo will make his directorial debut on the project, with filmingRead More
Up until now the focus of Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of true WWII survival tale “Unbroken” have focused almost exclusively on Jack O’Connell as our protagonist Louis Zamperini, but today a new set photo has appeared online giving us our first look at a couple of supporting players in the film – Garrett Hedlund and Luke Treadaway, who play two Allied soldiers/POWs interned in Japan alongside Zamperini. The two are pictured, dirtied and bruised and malnourished, talking with their director Jolie. Is that O’Connell sitting just behind Jolie? Probably. O’Connell’s ZamperiniRead More
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John Magaro has joined Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in the Todd Haynes-directed 1950s-set lesbian romance drama “Carol,” according to The Wrap. “Carol” is based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel “The Price of Salt,” which follows a young woman named Therese Belivet (Mara) as she encounters and falls in love with a soon-to-be divorced suburban housewife named Carol (Blanchett). Magaro will play the role of Dannie, a New York Times writer who has an “artistic spirit” that Therese relates to for being “a bit different from the rest of theRead More
Justin Chadwick’s adaptation of 17th century romance “Tulip Fever” keeps building an awesome cast, and today, according to Daily Mail, it’s added Jack O’Connell to join Alicia Vikander, Dan DeHaan, Holliday Grainger and Christoph Waltz. Vikander has the female lead role of Sophia, the young wife of an aristocrat in the long-gestating adaptation of Deborah Moggach’s novel. When her wealthy husband hires an artist to paint their portrait, Sophia falls for the artist instead. The story is set against the backdrop of tulipmania in Amsterdamn as the two forbidden loversRead More
It was probably only a matter of time before Jack O’Connell ended up headlining his own franchise. He’s close to having his first crack at it now, as The Wrap reports the “Unbroken” star has been set to play the younger lead role in Universal’s “Section 6,” the spec script they won out over other studios last year and which they hope will launch a franchise. Aaron Berg wrote the script which is a historical thriller set at the turn of the 20th century, and follows Sir George Mansfield Smith-Cumming,Read More
After a long process, Alan Taylor has cast Jai Courtney to play Kyle Reese opposite Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke as John Connor in his “Terminator: Genesis” reboot, according to Variety. The film, which will also have a TV series tie-in, will feature a young Sarah Connor (E. Clarke) as well as a young Kyle Reese and has been rumored to be set in the 1950s for at least one portion of events. The other Clarke, Jason, will play a future version of their progeny, John Connor.Read More
Louis Zamperini is probably better known for the ordeals he went through as a soldier for the American army during World War II, but before that, he was an Olympic athlete in Track and Field and that is the early focus of the first footage released from Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken,” which chronicles Zamperini’s incredible feats. Narrated by Tom Brokaw and featuring interviews with the now 97 year old Zamperini, the 3-minute preview aired today features our first look at British actor Jack O’Connell as the young Zamperini, from troubled kidRead More
Garrett Hedlund has beat out the likes of Jack Huston and Ezra Miller for the lead role of Hook in Joe Wright’s Peter Pan prequel “Pan,” reports Deadline. In this alternative take on the origins of Peter Pan and Neverland, an orphan is brought to the magical land in order to lead the natives in a battle against the evil pirates. Hugh Jackman is negotiating for the role of Blackbeard, the lead villain, while Hedlund will play Hook, who eventually becomes Pan’s greatest foe. Ryan Gosling had previously been mentionedRead More