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Paramount Pictures is shaking up the order of its parade of horribles.
“Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” is being moved from Oct. 25, 2014 to a March 13, 2015 opening. The film was previously entitled “Paranormal Activity 5,” but it sounds like this haunted house tale is being treated like a spin-off instead of a direct sequel.
The studio is also moving “Scouts vs. Zombies” from the March 13 slot now taken up by “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” and transplanting that to February 20, 2015.
The “Paranormal Activity” movie will have some formidable competition in its new release date. Ron Howard’s whaling drama “Heart of the Sea” and Disney’s live action “Cinderella” are both scheduled to premiere on that date. In its former perch it would have gone head-to-head with “Ouija” and the Keanu Reeves, “they killed my puppy” thriller “John Wick.”
“Scout v. Zombies” is a horror comedy about troop members who »
- Brent Lang
‘No Good Deed’ movie going unpunished to top weekend box office? (photo: Idris Elba in ‘No Good Deed’) Apologies for the bad wordplay above, but if Friday estimates are a reliable indicator, No Good Deed should indeed go unpunished to the top of the domestic box office this weekend, September 12-14, 2014. But why "unpunished"? Well, so far the Sam Miller-directed thriller starring four-time Emmy nominee Idris Elba (Luther) and Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) has a downright putrid 10% score and 2.6/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes‘ top critics. Sony Pictures, whose subsidiary ScreenGems is distributing No Good Deed, reportedly opted to skip late Thursday screenings to ensure that the film’s plot twist would be kept under wraps. More likely, however, it was the critics’ derisive remarks that Sony wanted under wraps. For instance: "The final plot twist is about as »
- Zac Gille
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To celebrate the release of one of the craziest and funniest comedies of the year Bad Neighbours on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 8, we’re giving two lucky winners the chance to get their hands on a copy of the Blu-ray™!
The war with next door between Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, Superbad) Rose Byrne (The Internship, Bridesmaids) and Zac Efron (17 Again, That Awkward Moment) is packed to the brim with laugh out loud moments in the outrageous comedy Bad Neighbours.
Mac Radner (Rogen) and his wife Kelly (Byrne)are happily married and blissfully living their suburban dream with new born daughter Stella. That is until Delta Psi Beta, a group of young college boys, led by the charming Teddy Sanders (Efron), move into the house next door. Despite Mac and Kelly whacking on their caps and attempting to see the new guys on the street »
- Simon Gallagher
The Wachowski’s golden boy, James McTeigue, has joined a new project from a new studio – Alien Sleeper Cell. Doesn’t that title give you the most delightful chills? Alas, it’s got nothing to do with xenomorph Alien franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will capture the same tone as The Bourne Identity and TV show The Americans. But in an alien invasion-style set-up. Consider us intrigued!
While there’s scant details about Alien Sleeper Cell, it’s known that McTeigue will direct the flick from a script by up-and-comer Morgan Davis Foehl. Foehl just completed work on Michael Mann’s Cyber script. As it stands now, new production outfit Scanbox Studios are currently putting together financing and brokering international deals for the pic. Prime Universe Films’ Adrian Askarich who recently finished work on Fox’s Hitman: Agent 47 will co-produce, and Felipe Linz will join as executive producer. »
- Gem Seddon
170 is the amount of days by which Adrien Brody (The Pianist) narrowly defeated Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl) to become the Youngest Best Actor winner ever. Do you think both of them deserved their wins?
Adrien Brody (29) and Richard Dreyfus (30) are the 2 youngest Lead Actor winners
1977 Best Actor 2002 Best Actor Woody Allen, Annie Hall Adrien Brody, The Pianist Richard Burton, Equus Nicolas Cage, Adaptation Richard Dreyfus, The Goodbye Girl Michael Caine, The Quiet American Marcelo Mastroianni, A Special Day Daniel Day Lewis, Gangs of New York John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt
The most hilarious thing about this statistic is that Adrien Brody is both the youngest Best Actor winner at 29 And the only twentysomething winner. Meanwhile "29" is actually the most common age to win Best Actress. These eight women all accomplished it and none of them were anywhere close to making a "youngest" list.
- NATHANIEL R
After many delays, filming finally kicks off this month on the feature film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and another new cast member has been added. "Shameless" and "True Blood" actress Emma Greenwell is the latest to join the fray.
The film co-stars Lily James as Elizabeth Bennet, Jack Huston as George Wickham, and Bella Heathcote as Elizabeth's sister. Huston's Wickham and James' Bennet are immediately attracted to each other, and he’s familiar with her combat skills. Wickham aims to teach zombies to fight, and he wins her over with his theories regarding training them.
Brian Oliver, »
- Debi Moore
Update: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies just won't die, and hopefully the new cast will give it the breath of life it needs to make the parody film work. Lily Collins is now out, but Lily James (the new Cinderella) is in. Other new cast members include Sam Riley (Maleficent), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Douglas Booth (Romeo & Juliet) as Mr. Darcy's friend Bingley and Emma Greenwell ("Shameless") as Bingley's sister, and Jack Huston (Kill Your Darlings) as the handsome Lt. Wickham. It hasn't been clarified if Riley is playing Mr. Darcy or if that role has yet to be cast.
May 2, 2013: Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) will star in Pride, Prejudice and Zombies and, in doing so, brings the project back from grave. Burr Steers (17 Again) will direct, which - if you're counting - makes the project's the fifth director. The movie is based on Seth Grahame-Smith's reimagining of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Lily James and Sam Riley are playing Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy, characters from the original novel Jane Austen, which is given a genre twist in the "expanded" version from author Seth Grahame-Smith. This new story shows how Elizabeth's quest for love is stunted by a zombie outbreak. Emma Greenwell is playing the sister of Douglas Booth's character, with Bella Heathcote and Jack Huston also starring.
Burr Steers is directing from a script he co-wrote with David O. Russell, who was attached to direct at one point in the project's lengthy development process. Brian Oliver, Allison Shearmur, Natalie Portman, Sean McKittrick, Annette Savitch, Marc Butan and Tyler Thompson. Production is scheduled to begin later this month, with Cross Creek and Universal Pictures producing and distributing.
Filming will start in September. Cross Creek Pictures, which has a distribution deal with Universal, has acquired domestic rights with a commitment for a wide U.S. release.
Sierra/Affinity is handling foreign sales. The project had been set up with Panorama last year but came over to Sierra/Affinity with Butan earlier this year.
Greenwell, who is in Showtime’s “Shameless,” will play Booth’s sister in the pic.
She is repped by Wme, Troika and Thruline Entertainment.
- Justin Kroll
Filming finally begins next month on the feature film adaptation of the novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which infuses gut munchers into the iconic Jane Austen tale. On tap for you today is the latest casting news so read on if this project is one you're eagerly anticipating!
Deadline reports that Noah star Douglas Booth has joined the cast of the classic lit mash-up, adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody novel. Booth is no stranger to classic tales, previously starring in Romeo & Juliet. He’ll play Bingley L, the good-natured and wealthy pal of Mr. Darcy.
- John Squires
• Jessica Chastain is in early discussions for The Martian. She would play the female lead opposite Matt Damon in Fox’s sci-fi film, which Ridley Scott is directing. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, the film follows an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must fight to survive and make his way home. Simon Kinberg originally brought the book to Scott, and will produce alongside Aditya Sood through Kinberg’s Genre Films Banner. Fox’s Steve Asbell will oversee the film for the studio. [Variety]
[Note: Deadline and THR reported that Kristen Wiig is also in early talks for a lead female role in the film.]
- C. Molly Smith
Exclusive: Producer and director Madeleine Sackler (The Lottery, Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus) and actor and director Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl, Little Accidents, Behind the Candelabra) have teamed to launch their own development and production company, Madbrook Films. The New York City-based shingle will produce passion projects from both partners as well as other writers and directors, starting with the short film Peacock Killer.
Adapted from Sam Shepard’s story of the same name, Peacock Killer marks Holbrook’s debut as a writer and director. The film stars Boardwalk Empire‘s Shea Whigham and True Grit‘s Elizabeth Marvel in the tale of reconciliation between a man and his dog after a peacock comes between them. Holbrook filmed the project this winter in upstate New York and was completed with the help of a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which raised over $17,000 for the project.
Madbrook is also developing Uncle Sam, »
- Jen Yamato
Booth will play Bingley. L, described as the good natured and wealthy friend of Mr Darcy, Deadline reports.
Exclusive: British actor Douglas Booth is joining the cast of the classic lit mash-up Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody novel. The send-up of Jane Austen’s 1813 book tracks the adventures of heroine Elizabeth Bennet but adds hordes of the undead to her Regency-era English existence.
Booth starred opposite Hailey Steinfeld in Romeo & Juliet and most was recently onscreen in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. He also has a role in the Wachowskis’ 2015 sci-fier Jupiter Ascending. In the Burr Steers-helmed Pride And Prejudice And Zombies he’ll play Bingley. L, the good-natured and wealthy pal of Mr. Darcy. Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote and Jack Huston also star in the film produced by Brian Oliver, Allison Shearmur, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Tyler Thompson and Marc Butan. Sierra/Affinity is producing with Cross Creek Pictures will handle foreign sales. Booth is repped by »
- Jen Yamato
Baby Bilson is on the way! Rachel Bilson felt the love from her friends and family members this past weekend, when the pregnant actress was of the guest of honor at her baby shower, a source tells Us Weekly. The Hart of Dixie actress, 33, was feted on Sunday, Aug. 31, at a private home in L.A. According to the source, guests included Bilson's high school girlfriends, family, and a handful of celebrities including fellow moms Natalie Portman and CW co-star Jaime King. Bilson's shower gifts, however, veered [...] »
Black will direct The Nice Guys from an original screenplay he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi about a down-at-heel private eye and a thug in 1970s Los Angeles who team up on the murder investigation of a porn star that uncovers high-level conspiracy.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
It’s easy to think you know an actor through the characters that they play, or even to assume you know something about an actor by the sheer fact that they’re an actor. Particularly when someone is often type-cast, it can sometimes be hard to swallow when you find out something that changes how you see a big name. For instance, when a huge star like Tom Cruise became an insane scientologist, or when you find out that awesome badass action-star Vin Diesel has been an avid Dungeons and Dragons fan for 20 years, or even the knowledge that Pam and Jim aren’t a couple in real life (weep), can change your perspective on an actor you took for granted as their character(s).
Sometimes our favourite actors’ rise to fame has been shaky, unintended, or even baffling, such as Danny Trejo’s movement from drug counselor to world-class badass. »
- Hannah Spencer
This story first appeared in the Aug. 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. There was a time when Hollywood's awareness of electric cars began and ended with Ed Begley Jr. plugging in his prehistoric electric Rabbit at Morton's while the valets gaped. But what was once an eco-activist-actor's lonely crusade is an increasingly plausible choice in a town starting to embrace electric cars as warmly as it does opaque accounting. The Toyota Prius hybrid, launched in the U.S. in 2000, made an alt-fuel car broadly acceptable in Hollywood -- everybody from Michael Douglas to Natalie Portman
- Michael Walker
The three-time Oscar nominee for Gladiator, Walk the Line, and The Master has been mentioned before as one of the contenders for the role of Dr. Stephen Strange, but Collider reported today that Phoenix is in final talks and sources close to the film confirm to EW he is their top choice for the role.
Marvel did not immediately respond to request for official comment, but studio president Kevin Feige has long talked »
- Anthony Breznican
We’ve obtained a first look at the A Tale of Love and Darkness poster for Natalie Portman’s feature directorial debut, which also gives us our first peek at Portman in the film. The actress wrote, directed, and stars in the adaptation of Amos Oz’s memoir, which recounts the journalist’s childhood in 1940s Jerusalem during the early years after the establishment of the Israeli state. Portman herself was born in Jersualem before emigrating to New York as a child, and she takes on the role of Oz’s mentally ill mother in the feature adaptation. This promo poster shows Portman covered in rain, and while it’s unlikely that this will be the theatrical one-sheet, it’s certainly an intriguing peek at Portman’s first feature film as a director. Hit the jump to take a look at the A Tale of Love and Darkness poster. No »
- Adam Chitwood
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