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"Oh, what's that? George Clooney is in your movie? Count me in!" says just about the whole of Hollywood. The affable leading man is a magnet for attracting other A-list talent whether he's writing, directing, producing, or starring. So you better believe he's drawing stellar celebs to his soon to shoot thriller Money Monster. The Wrap reports Julia Roberts and Jack O'Connell are in talks to join Money Monster, which will star George Clooney and be helmed by Jodie Foster. The film will be Foster's follow-up to her controversial Mel Gibson vehicle The Beaver. Money Monster will follow a dastardly anti-hero named Lee Gates, a television personality who is considered a guru on all things Wall Street on his titular show "Money Monster." But when he gives his viewers some bad advice, one storms his show and takes Gates hostage on air. Instead of shutting the shoot down, cameras roll »
Jodie Foster is looking to bulk up the cast of her new financial hostage thriller Money Monster. She already has George Clooney aboard, but is now in talks with Julia Roberts and Starred Up’s Jack O’Connell.Money Monster features Clooney as Les Gates, a loud, gregarious financial TV host who offers up stock advice on his eponymous hit cable TV show in a style that would probably make Robert Peston blanche. Roberts is circling the role of Nancy Fenn, the director and executive producer of the show, who might also be closer to Gates.As for O’Connell, he’s being courted for the role of Kyle Budwell, a blue-collar worker sick of the damage still being done by Wall Street. With a growing family to support, he decides to take Gates hostage on air to increase a stock’s value and expose the corruption behind the stock market. »
Two or Britain's finest have scored new projects. Rising star Jack O'Connell ("Unbroken," "Starred Up") and Julia Roberts ("Pretty Woman") are circling roles in Jodie Foster's financial thriller "Money Monster" at TriStar Pictures.
George Clooney plays a TV personality taken hostage by a desperate blue-collar gunman live on the air. Filming begins next year.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Oscar winner Christine Lahti is joining James Brolin and Jason Ritter in The Steps, an indie drama from director-producer Andrew Currie (Fido). The pic follows down-on-his-luck Jeff (Ritter), who accepts his father’s invitation to spend the weekend at his lake house to meet his new wife (Lahti) and family. Robyn Harding scripted. Mary Waterhouse is also producing with Currie. Lahti recently shot indie Safelight with Juno Temple and Evan Peters and Mania Days with Katie Holmes. She recurs on Netflix’s Grace And Frankie opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
Cory Hardrict, Jesse Metcalfe, Margot Bingham (Boardwalk Empire), Zulay Henao (Fighting), Rob Riley, Jason Dohring, Mo McRae, Hill Harper (CSI NY), and Lala Anthony (Think Like A Man Too) have joined the cast of Destined for director Qasim “Q” Basir and producer Tommy Oliver’s Confluential Films. Oliver (The Perfect Guy) is producing with Whitewater Films’ Rick Rosenthal »
- Jen Yamato
After teaming up for both Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 12, superstars George Clooney and Julia Roberts are set to reunite with another acclaimed actor directing them this time. The Wrap has word that Roberts is currently in talks to join Money Monster, a financial thriller to be directed by Jodie Foster that already has George clooney attached. The project is set up at the revamped TriStar and follows Clooney as Lee Gates, a bombastic financial TV personality who offers up stock advice on his hit show “Money Monster.” The plot takes off when he ends up threatened by a desperate blue-collar worker on the edge. More below! Jack O'Connell (Unbroken) is in talks to play the blue-collar man named Kyle Budwell, who feels like he's being exploited by Wall Street hotshots. His desperation is only heightened by the fact that he has a baby on the way and he decides »
- Ethan Anderton
Jodie Foster’s upcoming Money Monster continues to take shape with the possibility of two more names being added to the project. Jack O’Connell who will star in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken next month and just last week landed the lead role in Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote is now up for a role in Fosters first directorial effort since The Beaver in 2011. The other name looking at joining is Julia Roberts who would be in familiar company with the »
- Graham McMorrow
The pair have been lined up for the Oscar-winning actress's movie, which will also star George Clooney, reports The Wrap.
The film will centre around bombastic financial TV personality Lee Gates (Clooney), who offers stock advice on his hit show Money Monster.
O'Connell will play struggling blue-collar worker Kyle Budwell, who hatches a plot to take Gates hostage on air.
Roberts is nearing a deal to play Money Monster director and executive producer Nancy Fenn.
Money Monster will enter production in early 2015. »
Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) has been brought on to do a "three-week production polish" on the screenplay for the video game adaptation of Uncharted which will be directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) following the previous draft written by David Guggenheim (Safe House). Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) recently passed on an offer to play the film's lead, an Indiana Jones type named Nate Drake, a descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake, who believes he has learned the whereabouts of the fabled golden South American city El Dorado from a cursed statue. The film is currently slated for a June 10, 2016 release. THR Jack O'Connell (Unbroken, Starred Up) and Julia Roberts are in talks to join George Clooney in director Jodie Foster's financial thriller Money Monster in which Clooney stars as Lee Gates, a bombastic financial TV personality who offers up stock advice on his »
- Brad Brevet
Unbroken star Jack O’Connell and Julia Roberts are both in talks to join Jodie Foster’s next directorial effort, Money Monster. The financial thriller is set up at Tristar, who have already netted George Clooney for the leading role of Lee Gates, an exuberant TV host who comes under attack during a broadcast.
Written by Jim Kouf, Alan Difiore and Jamie Linden, the film exposes the world of insider trading through gregarious television personality Gates. On his show, Money Monster, he offers stock market hints and tips to members of the public. Clooney’s attachment to the project had previously only been rumoured, and is now thought to be verified in light of today’s news. This will mark a reunion for him and Roberts, who in the past collaborated on the Ocean’s Eleven series.
So, what of today’s newest additions to the cast? Both names were »
- Gem Seddon
Jack O’Connell is having quite the year thanks to Starred Up and ’71, and he’s still got Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken on the way as well, but apparently things are only going to get bigger for the 2014 breakout star. A little over a week ago it was announced that O’Connell scored the lead role in Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited Don Quixote and now he might snatch up another high profile project to go along with it, Jodie Foster’s Money Monster. O’Connell and Julia Roberts are both currently in negotiations to join George Clooney in the film for Tristar Pictures. Hit the jump for more on Money Monster. Foster’s been involved in this one for a while. In fact, she was first attached to direct over two years ago. However, clearly the time has come for the project to finally get going and if Roberts and »
- Perri Nemiroff
Jodie Foster‘s financial thriller “Money Monster,” is starting to take shape. The director already has George Clooney in the lead role and now it looks like Julia Roberts and rising star Jack O’Connell (“Unbroken,” Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”) are joining the cast. Clooney stars as a bombastic financial TV personality who offers up stock advice on his hit show. O’Connell will play a financially-strapped blue-collar work who takes the TV star hostage in order to kill a stock price, and Roberts will play a TV exec. Production is expected to begin early next year. [The Wrap] In case you’ve forgotten, Guy Ritchie is the man tasked with getting Warner Bros. "Knights Of The Round Table" off the ground. planned as a six-film epic, the project has been in development for several years, but is slowly inching forward thanks to some new casting news. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell are in talks to join George Clooney in Money Monster, a financial drama being directed by Jodie Foster. TriStar is behind the project, which joins the growing list of prestige projects being assembled by Tom Rothman as he rebuilds the label with a focus on talent and filmmakers. If a deal is made, this will be Roberts’ first re-teaming with Clooney since Ocean’s Thirteen. O’Connell, meanwhile, is emerging as one of the hottest actors currently working. His big break will be seen by the public when his starring turn in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken opens
- Borys Kit
Clooney stars as Lee Gates, a bombastic television stock huckster, whose program (titled “Money Monster”) and life are taken hostage by an outraged gunman (O’Connell). As the world watches, Gates must stay alive and uncover the truth behind a tangle of big money lies, with help from the show’s producer (Roberts). “Money Monster” unfolds in near real time.
Producers are The Allegiance Theater’s Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine and Smokehouse’s Clooney and Grant Heslov. Jamie Linden penned the script; Alan Difore and Jim Kouf wrote the original draft of the script. Production will begin in the spring.
This marks a reteaming of Roberts and Clooney, who worked together on the “Ocean’s Eleven” films.
Studios have »
- Justin Kroll
Lupita Nyong'o made her way down the red carpet in a white beaded dress at Glamour's Women of the Year Awards in NYC on Monday evening, later hitting the stage to accept her honor. The Oscar-winning actress recently graced the magazine's December cover and was given the honor of being its annual woman of the year. In the accompanying interview, Lupita dropped some serious inspiration about fame and current beauty standards, saying, "To rely on the way you look is empty. You're a pretty face, and then what? Your value is in yourself; the other stuff will come and go. We don't get to pick the genes we want. There's room in this world for beauty to be diverse." Lupita was joined at the high-profile event by fellow women of the year honorees Freida Pinto, Jodie Foster, Shonda Rhimes, and Girls star Zosia Mamet, who flaunted her figure in a belly-baring crop top. »
The Hollywood Film Awards today announced additional stars scheduled to appear at the inaugural broadcast of The Hollywood Film Awards live from the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 Pm, live Et/delayed Pt) on the CBS Television Network. Host Queen Latifah will welcome Steve Carell, Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez, Mike Myers, Robert Pattinson, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock and Hilary Swank. They join previously announced guests Amy Adams, Gerard Butler, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Kristen Stewart, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season™, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Historically, the Hollywood Film Awards has celebrated some of the biggest names in film. »
Thanks to Christopher Nolan‘s new film, Interstellar, two Oscar winners are making the leap into space. Both Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are following their golden roles by tackling sci-fi. And they’re not the first A-List actors to dip their toes into the genre.
Many performers have taken the sci-fi jump, to varying degrees of success. For some, it’s a flat performance that gets lost in the stars, and for others, it’s brought on even more accolades. Because the world of sci-fi is so deep and so vast, we’re focusing on roles that involve some sort of space travel — whether it be to the Moon or through a wormhole. Find out how Ben Affleck, Jodie Foster, and other Oscar winners did at traveling through space.
Oscar-winning Role: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
As Obi-Wan Kenobi, Guinness became »
- Stacy Lambe
Horns is in theaters and On-Demand just in time to quench your fantasy withdrawal now that Halloween has come and gone. Last week, Wamg sat down with star Daniel Radcliffe in a small press conference to talk about his role of Ig in the film, Sharknado 2 : The Second One (because, why not?), and his sweet flow on ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.’ Check it out below.
Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance. The film follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe, “Harry Potter” films), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their »
- Melissa Howland
The first image from the Alan Bennett adaptation has been unveiled as well as the release date.
The film tells the true story of the relationship between Bennett and Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.
Sony Pictures has also announced that the film will release in cinemas across the UK on Nov 13, 2015.
The movie is being filmed on the very street, and in the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Sony has debuted a first look at Chappie, the R-rated sci-fi action pic from helmer Neill Blomkamp. The South African director impressed with his indie debut feature District 9, then directed Matt Damon and Jodie Foster in 2013’s No. 1 box office opener Elysium. He returns to a South African setting with Chappie, about a robot (voiced by District 9‘s Sharlto Copley) born into the world able to think and feel for himself. Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, and South African rappers Die Antwoord star for Blomkamp, who co-scripted with his District 9 collaborator Terri Tatchell. Sony releases the film on March 6.
- The Deadline Team
The Simpsons is known for having had great guest stars over the years, continually snagging some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry (and elsewhere) and having them turn up on the show both as cameos and at times as actual characters.
In the early years you had Kelsey Grammer, Michael Jackson, Dustin Hoffman, James Earl Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Phil Hartman, George Takei, Ringo Starr, Jon Lovitz, and many others. There were musical guests like The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Aerosmith, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Sonic Youth. In more recent seasons guest stars have included Daniel Radcliffe, Max Von Sydow, Zach Galifianakis, Seth Rogen, Patrick Stewart, Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gordon Ramsay, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cera, Jeremy Irons, Cheech and Chong, Alyson Hannigan, Jodie Foster, Sacha Baron Cohen and, again, many others.
Many, many others.
There have literally been hundreds of guest stars on The Simpsons over the years, »
- Jay Anderson
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