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Paramount Pictures and director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) are in the middle of casting actors for the upcoming "Terminator" reboot and are in talks with Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) to play the role of Sarah Connor. Both actresses have tested for the production and are the current frontrunners. Deadline says that Clarke may end up getting the role, mostly because Taylor directed her on HBO's "Game of Thrones." Regarding the plot of the reboot... Kyle Reese, the character played by Michael Biehn in the original film, will appear in the new movie as well. So it seems that time-traveling will be part of the story. Arnold Schwarzenegger is already on board to reprise his role. »
Over the past month or so we've heard plenty of speculation surrounding casting on the upcoming Terminator reboot from director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), and it seems that Paramount Pictures has now identified the front runners to step into the shoes of Sarah Connor, with Deadline reporting that the studio is "looking closely" at Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Brie Larsen (Short Term 12) for the role.
Both Clarke and Larsen have previously been mentioned as candidates for Sarah Connor, while Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) have also been said to be under consideration. Meanwhile Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) is said to be Taylor's pick for John Connor, the leader of the Resistance, and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) have been mentioned with regards to Kyle Reese. »
- Gary Collinson
Like Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger before them, Kevin Hart and LeBron James are set to play two of the most unlikely siblings in movie history. The 5'3" standup comedian has signed on to star opposite the 6'8" Miami Heat forward in "Ballers," a new Universal comedy in which Hart will play a man living in the shadow (literally and figuratively) of his NBA superstar brother (James) who gets an opportunity to prove himself while attending a fantasy basketball camp in Miami. Hart will co-write the script for the comedy - originally penned by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel ("Tooth Fairy") »
- HitFix Staff
A new Universal picture is teaming up NBA superstar LeBron James and stand-up stand-out Kevin Hart (This Is the End) in the sports comedy, Ballers. The odd-sized duo will play a pair of brothers, with the 5'3" Hart literally living in the shadow of his 6'8" sibling-turned-pro athlete. The script, co-written by Hart and his writing partners Joey Wells, Chris Spencer and Harry Ratchford, gives the smaller brother a chance to shine when he and his buddies attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami. As soon as Hart and Co. turn in the script, the studio will start looking to sign a director. Production is scheduled to start next summer during James' off-season. Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Hart and James will star in Ballers. The project has been in the works for some time, with James looking to star in his feature debut and bring »
- Dave Trumbore
Exclusive: Kevin Hart is signing on to star with LeBron James in Ballers, the basketball comedy for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Brian Grazer and Michael Rosenberg are producing. Hart will first co-write the comedy along with his scripting teammates Joey Wells, Chris Spencer and Harry Ratchford. He’ll then star as a man who lives in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother (James), but gets a chance to prove himself when he and some pals attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami. Hart is certainly dominant in the stand-up arena, but posting up against this screen sibling could be dangerous. Hart is under 5’3″ while James is a towering 6’8.” That kind of sibling size differential hasn’t been seen since Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in another Universal comedy, Twins. They’ll sign a director when Hart and his cohorts turn in the script. The plan is »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Though most of the Internet is understandably focused on the news of the casting of a new Wonder Woman today, there’s also been a little bit of chatter going on focusing on yet another modern icon of feminist strength and womanly power. According to Deadline, some casting progress has been made on that Terminator reboot that Annapurna Pictures is putting together alongside director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World). To be more specific, it’s looking like they’re getting pretty close to finding their Sarah Connor. It’s probably a good thing that Taylor and company have decided to tackle the problem of finding a new Sarah Connor first, because other than Arnold Schwarzenegger’s performance as the hulking killer cyborg in James Cameron’s first Terminator film, the most iconic character to come out of the entire Terminator franchise is likely the young mother-to-be who is targeted for death in that first film. Sure »
- Nathan Adams
The Terminator 5 casting race is starting to heat up even more, with a new report that reveals Emilia Clarke is the front runner for the Sarah Connor role, with Brie Larson also a top contender. We reported last month that both actresses were in contention for the role, alongside Margot Robbie.
Emilia Clarke reportedly has the edge over Brie Larson since the actress previously worked with director Alan Taylor on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, where she plays Daenerys Targaryen. Both actresses have tested for the coveted role, although it isn't known when a final decision will be made. Brie Larson is coming off of critically-acclaimed performances in Short Term 12 and The Spectacular Now. Emilia Clarke will next be seen on the big screen in Dom Hemingway.
With Arnold Schwarzenegger set to reprise his role as the titular Terminator in Paramount's 2015 reboot of the mega-popular franchise, it's looking like the series may be able to find its way back on track after all. But who will fill out the other iconic roles? That's what we're here to talk about today.
As reported by Deadline, "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke (pictured) and The Spectacular Now's Brie Larson are still being considered for the role of Sarah Connor. Paramount and director Alan Taylor are apparently looking closely at both actresses, who have tested for producers and are the current frontrunners.
The plan is to cast the Sarah Connor role before Kyle Reese and John Connor, both of whom will be characters in the new film.
Stay tuned for more details about this developing story!
Set for a July 2015 release, the latest Terminator will be the fifth installment of the storied movie series, »
- John Squires
There’s still a whole lot we don’t know for certain about the upcoming Terminator 5, otherwise known as Terminator (2015). However, Arnold Schwarzenegger is confirmed to reprise as the titular killing machine (even though he’s now 66 years old), drawing from a screenplay written by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) that will reboot the sci-fi franchise’s convoluted timeline, in order to setup for a potential new stand-alone movie trilogy.
Alan Taylor has left news of him directing the film as “rumor” for the time being, though that hasn’t prevented the Thor: The Dark World helmer from saying that – in the purely-hypothetical situation that ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Brie Larson, who took home a Gotham Award for her role in "Short Term 12," and Emilia "Mother of Dragons" Clarke are currently up for the role of Sarah Connor in the upcoming reboot of "The Terminator," reports Deadline. Both were on a shortlist The Hollywood Reporter released last month.
The project has been in limbo for a couple of years now, beset with behind-the-scenes battles that would make even the hardiest futuristic killing machine sigh with exhaustion. Now it's slated for a July 2015 release, and Alan Taylor is attached to direct. Taylor made a big splash this fall with "Thor: The Dark World," but perhaps more importantly, he directed Clarke on several episodes of "Game of Thrones," including the season-end whopper "Fire and Blood."
It will be tough to fill the boots of the Og Connor, Linda Hamilton, who made the character into an iconic action hero, if not »
- Jenni Miller
With a new entry in The Terminator series on its way, fans are pretty anxious to see their beloved franchise get back on track and back to business. Some of them even have some pretty neat ideas on just whom Arnie should do battle with in the next entry in the franchise.
Case in point: a new Facebook petition to get Jean-Claude Van Damme a role in the new Terminator film! In retrospect, this could actually work. Not the petition maybe, but if you think about it, Van Damme plays great bad guys, and he's proved that he still has it. Honestly, we're all for this.
Jcvd himself caught wind of this movement and released the following response. "This is amazing! Thanks to the wonderful fan group behind this nice page. The fan-made CGI galleries you have created are incredible. Answering your questions, I would definitely love to join The Terminator franchise with Mr. »
- Uncle Creepy
Maria Shriver's four kids with Arnold Schwarzenegger are growing up fast, and the NBC news correspondent knows that she'll soon be facing an empty nest. "I think that if you're awake in your life, you fear being alone," the 58-year-old says in the December/January issue of Aarp The Magazine. "But if you face that fear, realizing that ultimately we all come in alone and will end up alone, you enjoy your alone company." Shriver, who split with her husband of 25 years in 2011, after learning that he'd fathered a child with the family's longtime housekeeper, comes from a big »
- K.C. Blumm
History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment, 2013.
A documentary on how World Wrestling Entertainment went from its roots as a regional Us promotion to the global juggernaut it is today.
This documentary, on World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) 50th birthday, details the company's rise from its humble beginnings to the worldwide behemoth it is today.
The story is told chronologically through archive footage, guided through the years by a deeply-masculine narration and a bunch of talking heads. The range is impressive, from wrestlers past and present - Jake Roberts, Roddy Piper, Daniel Bryan, a rare out-of-character Undertaker (Mark Calaway) - to celebrity fans - Mike Tyson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ozzy Osbourne, Kid Rock. Unfortunately, each interviewee appears before the same hideous curtain backdrops.
Tracking the company's growth through its various eras is fascinating, »
- Oliver Davis
Paramount Pictures is working on the next installment in the "Terminator" franchise, which it already set to hit theaters on July 1st, 2015. Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) is on board to direct, but casting has yet to begin. It's been widely acknowledged that Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise his role in the new movie. Now comes word that another action star, Jean-Claude Van Damme, would like to join him. The actor recently posted a few comments on his Facebook page, discussing a petition that was created by fans asking the studio to consider him for "Terminator 5." He said: "I would definitely love to join The 'Terminator' franchise with Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, if I am offered the role. I would love to! Let's see if the studio is interested. Thank you." Question: Do you want to see Van Damme part of the next "Terminator" film? »
‘Catching Fire’ box office: To surpass Iron Man 3 in North America? (photo: Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Thanksgiving was celebrated this past week in the United States. Although the American economy remains in a seemingly never-ending rut, Lionsgate has much to be thankful for, financially speaking: on the weekend of November 29-December 1, 2013, Francis Lawrence’s $110-130 million-budgeted The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, added another $74.5 million from 4,163 North American locations according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Even if Lionsgate’s estimates are (once again) off by a couple of percentage points, that’s a remarkable hold for a sequel. In fact, Catching Fire was down only 53% compared to its first weekend, which included $25+ million from Thursday night and Friday midnight screenings. And let’s not forget that the Hunger Games sequel blew off »
- Zac Gille
8 Survival Classics to Watch Before Shopping on Black Friday
Can you believe some people still leave their house the day after Thanksgiving to fight apocalyptic mobs for a bargain? Not in the middle of the day either. Sometimes immediately following dinner on Thursday afternoon. In fact, some folks sit outside their store of choice for days at a time, weeks even, hoping to be the first one to the back of the electronics department, where they'll score some door-buster DVD player for twenty bucks that won't even make it through the holidays. It's a dangerous landscape of marauders, and if you've watched the news on Black Friday over the past couple of years, you know this soon turns into rioting, and looting...And possibly even death. No matter what, someone's coming home empty handed with a couple of broken ribs. We're going to stay inside, on the couch, where it's safe and leftovers are abundant. »
Remember when movies skated by on the thinnest and most implausible of plots, featured ample explosions, gratuitous use of ludicrously big firearms, a slight “message” behind it all, and were anchored by a larger-than-life action star whose inexplicable presence in the films were fostered by egos that were only matched by the size of their biceps? Yeah, I miss that type of preposterously no-holds-barred fun too. I, of course, am specifically talking about the 1980s films of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone; with your Commandos, your Predators, your Cobras and definitely your Rambos parts one and two. But there are even still other movies I’m getting at that vaguely orbit around this kind of absurdist action niche. I’m thinking about movies like Road House, Escape from New York, or maybe even Bloodsport. All of these are inherently ridiculous films that embrace their sweaty, Hgh-induced cheesiness that seem to »
- Sean Hutchinson
Whether you love him or hate him, it’s easy to agree that Arnold Schwarzenegger has lived one of the more interesting American tales. Most would allow being governor of California to be the final chapter of their professional lives, but Schwarzenegger is relentless. Though already conquering cinema in the 80s and 90s, the man is attempting to have a sort of comeback as a leading man at the prime age of 66. So far, the plan hasn’t panned out too well.
Since leaving office, Schwarzenegger has had a supporting role in The Expendables 2, a lead role in The Last Stand (his worst financial flop of a film ever) and he shared the screen with Stallone for a third time in Escape Plan (successful internationally, but not too strong in the country Arnold calls home). All these films have been met with mixed critical reaction, especially when it comes to Schwarzenegger’s acting chops, »
- Zachary Leeman
Comebacks are something which tend to feature heavily in films, most often as a basis for a story in itself. Whether it’s Rocky slurring his way into contention for boxing glory, or Batman rising from the shadows to put an end to the hijinks of Bane and company, cinema goers undeniably go crazy for a comeback king.
However, it’s not only the characters on screen who are always the ones scraping themselves from the bottom of the barrel, but the actors and directors themselves. We’re talking about those who have either driven themselves into the ground through excess, to those whose poor judgement or greed led to a series of mediocre at best productions, but somehow managed to dust themselves off and come out smelling of roses.
I mean, if Monty Python can reform at the collective age of 358 and still attract global attention, then there’s »
- Stephen Kennedy
Don't fall victim to another Black Friday massacre! Going out the day after Thanksgiving might yield some amazing deals for your pocket book. But you can likely find similar items online for the same price. Is getting your old Aunt Joyce the last crumpled copy of 2 Broke Girls: The Complete Second Season DVD really worth having your kidneys stomped past your teeth and out of your mouth, where they will become a permanent part of the local Wal-Mart floor? You don't need that hassle. We understand you have a lot of folks to shop for, and everyone loves a movie! So, check out our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2013, where we're sure to end the pain and suffering of figuring out what to get that extended family member or friend. We've thought of everyone! Be sure to browse through our extensive list, and we guarantee you'll find something for »
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