18 items from 2015
Common is on fire and in demand, apparently! Who woulda thunk it? Just about half-an-hour ago, I published an item on his joining the cast of the WB's "Suicide Squad" big screen adaptation, although there's no word yet on what character he's signed up to play. Now the raptor has joined the cast of director Rob Reiner's next project, "Being Charlie," in what The Hollywood Reporter says is a lead role. He'll co-star alongside Nick Robinson, Morgan Saylor, Devon Bostick, Susan Misner, Ricardo Chavira and Cary Elwes in the Castle Rock Entertainment feature film that will see Robinson »
- Tambay A. Obenson
If you've been crossing your fingers for Fox to return to New York's supernatural-charged town of Sleepy Hollow, you can relax your hands, exhale, and settle comfortably back into your couch, because Fox has announced their renewal of Sleepy Hollow for an 18-episode third season, with the network also revealing the series' new showrunner (following Mark Goffman's departure earlier this month). Also included in our latest horror round-up is a trailer for the second episode of The CW's iZombie and details on the 10th Annual Texas Frightmare Weekend that will feature special guest Alexandra Breckenridge from The Walking Dead (as well as many other great guests).
- Derek Anderson
Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk are together again in “Con Men,” a new web series written by them and produced by the fans! Funded by Indiegogo donations, the show will start with three episodes and build from there. A decade after the show that catapulted him to cult status was canceled, Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk)makes a living off his iconic character by traveling around the country to comic book conventions and other pop culture events. Meanwhile, Wray’s buddy Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) lives the life of an A-list star. The series light-heartedly takes on the personalities and colorful characters that populate the con circuit. HitFix Harpy spoke to Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion about this new project and all the convention hijinks that inspired it. HitFix Harpy: Conventions are such a huge part of geek culture these days. Can you describe a little bit what the premise of “Con Men” is? »
- Donna Dickens
"Princess Bride" star Cary Elwes got right up to the altar with the guy who was going to buy his Malibu home, and then jilted him -- so now he's getting sued for backing out on the sale. According to the docs ... Tris Felder says Elwes agreed to sell the pad to him for $1.7 mil -- but when it came time to deliver the $51k deposit ... Elwes rejected it and called off the whole deal. »
- TMZ Staff
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Random Media has acquired two new titles for release in Summer 2015: "Camilla Dickinson" and "The Jokesters." Directed by Cornelia Duryée Moore, "Camilla Dickinson" is an adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's classic novel about the daughter of a wealthy family in 1948 Manhattan. Fifteen-year-old Camilla (Adelaide Clemens) lives a privileged life in New York City until her parents' marriage grows increasingly rocky. Camilla finds a way to take her mind off things when she meets Frank, her best friend's rebellious brother (Gregg Sulkin). Frank shows Camilla a world outside of her sheltered bubble, and she slowly begins to grow up. Supporting cast includes Cary Elwes, Samantha Mathis, Margaret Colin, Camryn Manheim and Robert Picardo. Random Media has also acquired Aj Wedding's "The Jokesters," which has been a hit on the horror festival circuit. When Ethan, leader of the internet sensation "The Prankmasters," announces he is »
- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
Directed by John Herzfeld.
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Thomas Jane, Danny Aiello, Lauren Cohan, Kyra Sedgwick, Danny Trejo, Tom Sizemore, Nelly, Kevin Connolly, David O’Hara, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Berenger, Terry Crews, Cary Elwes, Frank Stallone, Elizabeth Henstridge.
A motivational book written by a mystery author inspires a cross-section of different people to re-evaluate their lives.
When a film boasts as much screen talent as Collection does then it’s pretty hard to see how it could fail. The trouble is that having names such as Stallone, Trejo, Berenger, Aiello et al in your film doesn’t mean a thing unless you’ve got the material for them to go to work with, and Collection is a film that is in desperate need for something – anything – to justify having so many big name actors on board.
A lightweight plot about a motivational book called ‘Reach Me’ (the original, and better, »
- Gary Collinson
Hln, the cable network once known as CNN Headline News, will open its schedule to the occasional movie, the latest sign that owner Time Warner is seeking ways to bolster an outlet whose identity has been in flux.
The network, once known for its news updates and coverage of lurid trials, has been in a makeover phase of sorts for the last year or so, and the launch of “News and a Movie” on Thursday, February 12, is meant to emphasize some of Hln’s new themes — namely, its efforts to curate trends taking place on social media as well as present programming that links viewers to Twitter, Facebook and the rest.
“There was a lot of brainstorming” over how to get movies on the network, said Keith Brown, Hln senior VP of programming, in an interview. ” We have to be more than just getting a movie on for the sake of putting a movie on. »
- Brian Steinberg
Exclusive: Rick Bieber is currently in production on demonic love story The Other in Los Angeles. Cary Elwes and The Godfather‘s Alex Rocco are among the new cast just joining the pic that stars Dominic Sherwood (Take Down) as a young man tormented by the possibility of descending into the depths of insanity, or worse, becoming the target of an actual demonization. Also boarding are Alex Carter (CSI), Andrew Caldwell (Transformers), Dash Williams (The Remains), Chloe Noelle (True Blood), and Riley Lio (Teachers). Previously announced cast includes Jill Hennessy, Drea de Matteo, Charlbi Dean and Sinclaire Schaefer.
Bieber is directing from his own screenplay. His executive producer credits include the 1990s hits Flatliners, Made In America and Radio Flyer. He recently wrote, directed and produced inspirational sports pic The 5th Quarter starring Aidan Quinn, Andie McDowell and Ryan Merriman.
Highland Film Group is handling international sales with Gersh’s Jay Cohen repping domestic. »
- Nancy Tartaglione
One of the stranger true-life tales coming to the big screen this year is the fateful meeting between a standing U.S. president and a rock icon both in the twilight of their lives. Courtesy of Bloom and Autumn Pictures, we have the first image from Elvis & Nixon, which finds Michael Shannon taking on the King of Rock while Kevin Spacey plays a disgraced leader quite unlike the Potus he portrays on House of Cards.
This first-look image of Spacey as Richard Nixon and Shannon as Elvis Presley, from Liza Johnson's comedy, finds the two famous figureheads meeting in the Oval Office. Currently in production, the never been told story re-creates an intimate encounter between two men at the height of their powers. Cassian Elwes and Holly Wiersma are producing with Autumn Pictures' David Hansen and Johnny Mac financing and executive producing alongside Byron Wetzel, Robert Ogden Barnum and Jerry Schilling. »
Right now, Liza Johnson's historical drama Elvis & Nixon is looking for international buyers at the European Film Market, and that means we get our first look at the film that stars Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) and Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards") as iconic rock musician Elvis Presley and President Richard M. Nixon respectively. The film tells the story of these two American men meeting at the Oval Office when The King asked the president if he could be made a special FBI operative. It's a true story, and one that has never been told on-screen before. Shannon looks weird as Elvis, but I really want to hear him speak. Look! Here's our first look at Liza Johnson's Elvis & Nixon (via THR): Elvis & Nixon is directed by Liza Johnson (Hateship Loveship) and written by actor Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) working with Hanala & Joey Sagal. The film »
- Ethan Anderton
Here’s your first look at Kevin Spacey as President Richard Nixon and Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley from the comedy “Elvis & Nixon.” Currently in production, the film re-creates the intimate meeting in the Oval Office between two men, which resulted in Nixon deputizing Presley as an honorary "federal agent at large" with respect to illicit drugs and which is pretty funny in hindsight. Directed by Liza Johnson (“Hateship Loveship, “Return”), the story is based off a screenplay by producer/writer Cary Elwes and Hanala and Joey Sagal. Here’s the official synopsis: Two men at the height of their powers, conscious they could not stay on top forever, both ripped with fear of the inevitable, sharing one famous private moment in the Oval office. Elvis & Nixon recounts the morning of December 21st 1970, when the King of Rock’ n Roll (Michael Shannon) showed up on the White House lawn to »
- Edward Davis
B&B Wildwood Theatre is having their February Retro Night on Thursday, February 5th. They are showing the 1987 comedy, The Princess Bride. Shows are at 4pm & 7pm.
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Fans of the 1987 film The Princess Bride are excited about the recent book by star Cary Elwes's about the making of the film, and it's been making us reminisce about the romantic fantasy classic. The movie is memorable for so many reasons (like Robin Wright's breathtaking beauty, Elwes's breathtaking beauty, Andre the Giant, and R.O.U.S.s), but it may be most famous for its quotable lines. We've rounded up the best ones, which, incidentally, you can still use in your everyday life. »
Is Hollywood progressive? There seems to be a pervasive gap between what is preached and what is portrayed, and that's perhaps no more true than in the industry's historically shoddy treatment of mental illness on the silver screen. When it comes to humanizing sufferers of mental illness in films and on television, Tinseltown has for the most part come up woefully short; indeed, for every "Silver Linings Playbook" there are 10 "Single White Females." One of the most persistent offending traditions is the "stalker" film, a sub-genre jumpstarted by Clint Eastwood's hit 1971 thriller "Play Misty for Me" that continues to go strong more than 40 years later. The most recent example of this ongoing trend is Universal's "The Boy Next Door," an upcoming thriller that stars Jennifer Lopez as a high school teacher targeted by a dangerously obsessive student (Ryan Guzman). Important note: I haven't seen "The Boy Next Door" and »
- Chris Eggertsen
Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville, Alex Pettyfer, Tracy Letts and Sky Ferreira have joined the cast of Liza Johnson’s upcoming drama “Elvis & Nixon,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
The group joins titular leads Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey, who will play rock icon Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon, respectively. The film, inspired by a true meeting of the two vastly different personalities on the morning of Dec. 21, 1970, also co-stars Evan Peters (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”).
See Photos: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’
Cary Elwes penned the script, »
- Travis Reilly
Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in "Carrie Pilby," the Susan Johnson-directed indie film adaptation of the coming-of-age novel by Caren Lissner. Suzanne Farwell will produce and shooting aims to begin in May.
Kara Holden and Dean Craig adapted the script which centers on a 19-year-old genius who has just graduated from Harvard and has no idea how to fit in or socialize in life outside college. [Source: THR]
Michelle Williams is set to join Casey Affleck in Kenneth Lonergan's new drama "Manchester-by-the-Sea". Williams will play Affleck's wife in the film which slated to begin shooting in March in New England. »
- Garth Franklin
• Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo are in discussions for the upcoming Disney film, Queen of Katwe. Mira Nair is directing the film, which will tell the story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi. Nyong'o will play Phiona's mother, Harriet Mutesi, with Oyelowo as Robert Katende, a mentor of sorts who helps Mutesi become the World Chess Olympiad. The film was inspired by Tim Crother's 2011 Espn The Magazine article and book, "The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, And One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster."William Wheeler adapted the story for the screen. [Variety] • Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudeikis, »
- C. Molly Smith
18 items from 2015
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