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Samuel L. Jackson circling lead in adaptation of Stephen King’s Revival

8 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Entertainment Weekly, Samuel L. Jackson is circling the lead role of Charles Jacobs in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s 2014 novel Revival, which is to be written and directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars).

Revival centres on Jacobs, “a charismatic, small-town preacher who begins experimenting with the supernatural using electricity after his wife and child are killed in an accident.”

See Also: Stephen King expects The Dark Tower to happen with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey

Josh Boone is also attached to another King project, with the director set to helm the long-gestating adaptation of the post-apocalyptic epic The Stand. Jackson meanwhile has previously appeared in 1408 in 2007, and also stars in the upcoming adaptation of Cell alongside John Cusack.

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- Gary Collinson

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First-look sneak peek for Illumination Entertainment’s animated musical Sing

11 February 2016 1:10 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A first-look sneak peek teaser has arrived online for Illumination Entertainment and director Garth Jennings’ upcoming animated musical Sing which features a voice cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Scarlett Johansson. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, “Sing” stars Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, »

- Amie Cranswick

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BAFTA’s British Categories Highlight Next Gen of Talent

11 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Despite the ever-increasing proximity between the Oscars and the British Academy of Film and Televison Arts awards, Bafta still remains a terrific reminder of the British brand. But the love in this year’s noms has been given to a host of veterans: Ridley Scott, Maggie Smith, Kate Winslet, Julie Walters and Mark Rylance have already notched up a collective 33 Bafta nominations. The British Academy Film Awards take place Feb. 14 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

That’s not to say the fresh blood isn’t there, but perhaps increasing overlap in Oscar and Bafta conversations have limited the expectation for the Brit awards to serve as a platform for discovery.

“Since Bafta has repositioned itself very deliberately and positively to overlap with the Oscar conversation, the consequence has been that the opportunity to profile exciting or emerging talents has been limited,” says British Film Institute Film Fund director Ben Roberts. »

- Diana Lodderhose

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Updates On Stephen King's "Revival," "Dark Tower"

11 February 2016 5:13 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Samuel L. Jackson has reportedly been approached about starring in Josh Boone's film adaptation of Stephen King's 2014 novel "Revival" says EW.

Should he join, Jackson would play the role of Charles Jacobs - a minister who loses his wife and child in a gruesome auto accident. Distraught, he denounces God and religion during a sermon and becomes a faith healer fueled by his lifelong experiments with electricity.

Said experiments help a young musician named Jamie Morton (still to be cast) overcome his drug problem. Jamie soon learns there's side effects to Jacobs' healing process, and the experiments ultimately reveal something shocking about the fate of humanity.

"The Fault in Our Stars" director Josh Boone is helming the project which he decided to pursue after temporarily putting his adaptation of King's ambitious opus "The Stand" on hold. Jackson has previously starred in two King adaptations - 2007's "1408" and the »

- Garth Franklin

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Stephen King’s Revival Film Reportedly Eyeing Samuel L. Jackson For Preacher Role

10 February 2016 2:58 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It was late last week when director Josh Boone pumped the breaks on his rendition of The Stand to focus on another Stephen King novel, Revival. Having already penned a script for the project, Boone’s adaptation is perhaps further along than many initially released, and now Entertainment Weekly reports that Samuel L. Jackson is in contention for a key part.

If EW is to be believed, The Hateful Eight star is circling the role of Reverend Charles Jacobs, a sinister and enigmatic character whose mere presence is enough to drive the residents of a small New England town to the brink of insanity. It’s a tragic role, too, given Jacobs loses his wife and child to a tragic accident, leading him down a dark role that results in dabbling with the supernatural.

First published in 2014, the official logline for Revival describes King’s thriller as so:

In a small New England town, »

- Michael Briers

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Stephen King expects The Dark Tower to happen with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey

10 February 2016 2:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last year, Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman and Brian Grazer’s planned adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower dragged itself out of development hell, with Sony and Media Rights Capital picking up the ambitious project and setting Nikolaj Arcel (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) to direct.

In the past few months we’ve heard that Matthew McConaughey has been offered the role of the villainous Man in Black, a.k.a. Randall Flagg, with Idris Elba said to be up for the lead, the gunslinger Roland Deschain, and with the cast seemingly coming together, author King has told Rolling Stone that he believes the project is finally moving forward.

“It looks to me like it’s more likely than not it’ll happen at this point. Let’s put it that way. I can’t say with any certainty. I know that they’re trying to make deals with these actors [and] with Sony. »

- Amie Cranswick

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BAFTA Awards predictions: Battle of the British in Best Supporting Actor

10 February 2016 2:35 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In 2010, Christian Bale co-starred in “The Fighter” as Dicky Eklund , a former boxer and recovering drug addict who helps train his brother to be a prizefighter. He would be feted with at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and numerous critics groups on his way to collecting an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. His one hiccup came at the BAFTAs where Geoffrey Rush proved victorious for “The King’s Speech”. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions He was nominated by the BAFTAs again in 2013 for “American Hustle,” this time for Best Actor. Fate did not prove to be kind to Bale, when once again he would walk away empty-handed. He would lose to another Brit, Chiwetel Ejiofor for “12 Years a Slave”. Both lost that Oscar race to Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club").  But third time could prove the charm for Bale. »

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Stephen King Says The Dark Tower “Likely To Happen,” Confirms Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey Casting Rumors

10 February 2016 1:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For years, a cinematic rendition of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower has languished on the brink of development, fast becoming one of the more prominent white whales that continually ducks out of sight before Warner Bros. can wrangle it into production.

In that time, a string of writers have come and gone, with the most recent development securing Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinker for the gig. As for the other side of the lens, things have proven tricky.

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From Javier Bardem and Russell Crowe to Breaking Bad fan-favorite Aaron Paul, numerous actors have flirted with a role in Warner’s genre epic; however, according to King himself, it is Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey that are closest to sealing a deal for The Dark Tower. Speaking with The Rolling Stone, the author remained coy about the specifics, simply saying that the adaptation is “more »

- Michael Briers

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11.22.63 Review: Hulu Remakes History With a Gripping Stephen King Yarn

10 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Time is a flat circle,” Matthew McConaughey’s Rust Cohle famously mused in True Detective.

Hulu’s new limited series 11.22.63 (premiering Monday, and airing weekly) goes one better – fashioning that circle out of polypropylene mesh, stretching it over a steel frame and turning time into a terrifically taut, fantastically fun trampoline.

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Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the action centers on recently divorced English teacher Jake Epping (127 Hours‘ James Franco), who gets introduced to a portal in the back »

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Stephen King Gives A Dark Tower Update That's Vague But Promising

9 February 2016 8:31 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Out of the two legendary Stephen King projects that are in development right now, it looks like The Dark Tower has the upper hand in getting to the screen first. Though that victory is just barely won, especially after reading the recent remarks King himself has made about the film's fate.  In an interview with Rolling Stone, Stephen King was asked for comment about the long gestating adaptation and its recent flurry of activity. Seeing as King is an author of the highest order, and known for taking audiences on a cryptic ride with some of his works, he wove his magic in the following status update on the project: It looks to me like it's more likely than not it'll happen at this point. Let's put it that way. I think that it's more likely than not that Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey will be in it. But I »

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Stephen King Confirms 'Dark Tower' Progress, Idris Elba Casting Rumors

9 February 2016 1:25 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As fans of Stephen King's fantasy series "The Dark Tower" have come to realize over the years, any reports about the long-awaited big screen adaptation of the novels can't really be believed. After all, this is the project that was dropped by not one, but two different studios, and has cycled through potential stars faster than you can say "Javier Bardem." So the latest reports, that the flick is due in theaters early next year, and both Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are in talks to star, are also bogus, right?

Well, not so fast: According to King himself, there's hope that this movie version of his beloved books may actually, truly, finally be happening -- and yes, both Elba and McConaughey are interested.

That's the word straight from the author, who chatted with Rolling Stone in promotion of the new Hulu miniseries "11/22/63," which is based on his besteller. »

- Katie Roberts

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Stephen King Confirms Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Are in Talks for That Dark Tower Adaptation

9 February 2016 11:51 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

News about that long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower books might as well be written in High Speech, the ancient language of Mid-World, given how obtuse each report item ends up being. The adaptation, originally pitched as an epic TV-film hybrid (think of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with its blend of blockbusters and projects like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), was announced in 2012. It stalled. It came back, this time with Sony taking the lead. Matthew McConaughey considered playing the villain; Idris Elba, the hero. Now King himself has commented on the project and confirmed those previous rumors. "I think that it's more likely than not that Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey will be in it," King told Rolling Stone. "But I can't say with any certainty. I know that they're trying to make deals with these actors [and] with Sony, and that's the extent of my knowledge."Though, as with »

- Jackson McHenry

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Stephen King on 'Dark Tower' Movie: 'It's Likely to Happen'

9 February 2016 9:15 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Rumors of a big screen adaptation of Stephen King's epic Dark Tower saga have circulated for years, with everyone from Javier Bardem to Russell Crowe attached to the ambitious project. Most recently, Idris Elba has been said to be in the running for the lead role of Gunslinger Roland Deschain, with Matthew McConaughey as the mysterious Man In Black. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, King says there there might actually be real progress on the project. "It looks to me like it's more likely than not it'll happen at this point, »

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Randeep’s ‘chameleon traits’ shock Omung Kumar

6 February 2016 6:26 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Randeep Hooda, who had beefed up muscle to play a street fighter in Deepak Tijori’s Do Lafzon Ki Kahaani, had to shed 18 kg for Omung Kumar’s Sarabjit. And for this, the actor had to go on a near starvation diet which was supervised by his sister Dr Anjali Hooda Sangwan.

Talking about the brief given to Randeep, Omung Kumar says, “In his years in jail, Sarabjit was kept in a 4 x 4 room and had rat bites all over him. The first time I met Randeep, I told him that I wanted to see his bones. He took up the challenge and shocked everyone with the outcome.” The director adds that he wasn’t able to recognise Randeep on the first day of shoot and he largely went unnoticed. “It was only when I called for him that I realised he was sitting right there.”

About the process, Randeep »

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The Best - and Worst - Celebrity Proposal Stories

5 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Oh, the marriage proposal. Some people spend years fantasizing about how it will all go down. The thousands of candles, the white horse, the meteor-sized ring - who isn't enchanted by the possibilities for the sacred moment? Even celebrities, like George Clooney and Kanye West, want to get their proposals just right. Their access and wealth mean that they can plan some of the most impressive displays of affection. But sometimes, even they manage to turn the fairytale question into a nightmare. Below, some of the highlights - and lowlights - of celebrity engagements: One of the greats: Kanye and »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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The Best - and Worst - Celebrity Proposal Stories

5 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Oh, the marriage proposal. Some people spend years fantasizing about how it will all go down. The thousands of candles, the white horse, the meteor-sized ring - who isn't enchanted by the possibilities for the sacred moment? Even celebrities, like George Clooney and Kanye West, want to get their proposals just right. Their access and wealth mean that they can plan some of the most impressive displays of affection. But sometimes, even they manage to turn the fairytale question into a nightmare. Below, some of the highlights - and lowlights - of celebrity engagements: One of the greats: Kanye and »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Demolition trailer; Jake Gyllenhaal leads the cast

4 February 2016 10:29 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Demolition trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the upcoming drama.

The new Demolition trailer has landed online. The new film, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead, arrives in cinemas this spring. The film will get its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in March.  Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, and Judah Lewis also star in the film, which is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club).

Fox Searchlight debuted the new Demolition trailer, which you can see in our player below.

Here’s the synopsis:

Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, »

- Paul Heath

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Film Review: Hail, Ceasar!

4 February 2016 5:52 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Coen brothers are some of Hollywood’s, nay, the world’s most important directors. Since they entered the scene in 1984 with Blood Simple they’ve rightfully found huge success with their brand of offbeat stories and neurotic characters. Like Woody Allen before them, they’ve tried their hand at a variety of genres, yet kept their voice consistent throughout. They also have the rare distinguishment of appealing to the art-house crowds, while also finding commercial success in Hollywood and abroad. Like Allen, every so often they have a “pallet cleanser” project in between some of their “high-brow” fare that just doesn’t congeal the way it ought to. Hail, Caesar! falls into that latter category.

I did my best to go into this with an open mind. It was the Coen Brothers after all, and the trailers did their job well in alerting us to just how many Big »

- Sprocket the Dog

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‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Producer Truth Entertainment Readies New Project ‘The Nobistor Affair’

3 February 2016 2:57 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Truth Entertainment, one of the production companies behind the Matthew McConaughey-starring Dallas Buyers Club, is readying its next project The Nobistor Affair. The film is based upon the epic and captivating first-hand account of Vietnam veteran Tim Carmody, who along with seven others was recruited by the U.S. government for a top-secret mission to aid in the coup d’état of the Ghana government that ultimately went horribly wrong. The Nobistor Affair is… »

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Sundance 2016: Daily Dead Chats with the Cast of The Greasy Strangler

3 February 2016 10:50 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Certainly one of the more wildly memorable midnight movies during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival was Jim Hosking’s wonderfully depraved The Greasy Strangler, which follows disco-loving Big Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels), his awkward son, Brayden (Sky Elobar), and a mysterious woman named Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo) vying for their affections.

Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with the trio about their experiences working together on The Greasy Strangler and to be honest, the conversation took a bunch of hysterical left turns along the way. Read on to hear more from the cast of The Greasy Strangler and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more on this one as fans of cult cinema definitely will want to check it out for themselves.

I must say, when you start off Sundance and you see that first Midnight movie, you want something that's going to be completely unexpected and totally wild, »

- Heather Wixson

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