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If you’re going to have someone on your side to protect you from bad guys and guide you through life’s trials and tribulations, there is probably nobody better than Sigourney Weaver to get the job done. But although she’s one of the most badass action stars in film history, she’s leaving the niceties to Liam Neeson this time around. Weaver has signed on to the cast of the children’s fantasy flick A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the brilliant 2011 novel from Patrick Ness that will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) and feature Neeson as the title creature. The actress is taking on something a little more frosty in the film, playing grandmother to 13-year-old protagonist Conor, whose life is especially complicated with a double whammy of brutal bullying from classmates at school and his mother’s (Felicity Jones) prognosis of terminal cancer. The »
- Samantha Wilson
Exodus: Gods and Kings: Sigourney Weaver is featured in a new photo from Exodus: Gods and Kings. Weaver costars as the mother of Ramses (Joel Edgerton), though her costumes are anything but matronly. Christian Bale stars as Moses in the movie, directed by Ridley Scott, which is heading for theatrical release on December 12. [EW.com] Yoga Hosers: Johnny Depp will play a "legendary man hunter" alongside his daughter Lily-Rose Depp in Kevin Smith's upcoming "comic book movie" Yoga Hosers. Depp's daughter will be teamed again with Smith's daughter Harley Quinn Smith as 15-year-old yoga nuts who must deal with "an ancient evil." (They previously worked together on Smith's upcoming horror movie Tusk, above...
- Peter Martin
Who you gonna call? On Thursday, August 28, 2014, grab your Proton Pack and hop in your Ecto-1 for National Ghostbusters Day!
Celebrate the 30th anniversary theatrical re-release of the blockbuster classic with your fellow Ghostbusters, but beware of Slimers and menacing marshmallow men.
The original 1984 film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen from Sony Pictures Entertainment, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).
Take a Ghostbusters selfie in your Ghostbusters gear, with your favorite Ghostbusters products, etc. using the hashtag #GB30 and post on your social media handles. They are going for the world record for the largest number of Ghostbusters selfies.
- Michelle McCue
The film is being directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible), and the story follows "a young boy who attempts to deal with bullying at the hands of his classmates, and his mother's terminal illness, by escaping into a fantastical world through the guidance of a tree monster."
Weaver will play the boy’s grandmother, Jones is playing the boys mother, and Neeson is playing the monster. I really like the concept of the story, and the cast they've brought together to bring it to life so far is fantastic. The movie is set to be released in October 2016.
Source: THR »
- Joey Paur
On tap for you today is the latest bit of casting news for Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, which is already loaded up with star power. Read on to find out to whom the titular monster has just placed a call!
Per Variety, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Fantastic Four star Toby Kebbell is in negotiations to join Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, and Liam Neeson in the film, a feature adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children's fantasy novel.
Look for it in Us theatres via River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features on October 14, 2016. It will be distributed by Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.
- John Squires
The modern, kick-ass female action star started with one name: Sigourney Weaver. So it was no surprise that Sylvester Stallone recently expressed interest in casting the iconic actress for The Expendabelles, the potential female-centric Expendables spin-off. Now it turns out, Weaver actually did get a formal offer, but passed on the role. Read more about […]
- Germain Lussier
Ghostbusters is on its way back to theatres and coming home completely remastered, and right now we have a look at a new sizzle trailer to help commemorate the wondrous piece of exctoplasm-soaked celluloid!
About Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary
As a highlight of the celebration, the original 1984 film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).
Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “Ghostbusters is still one of our studio’s most beloved franchises – I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run so it’s a real thrill »
- Steve Barton
Toby Kebbell is quite in-demand as of late. With a major role in Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, and his work as "Dr. Doom" in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, he's well on his way to becoming a household name. The Hollywood Reporter is now sharing news that the actor is in talks to join A Monster Calls.
The film, which all ready includes the talents of Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver, is a dark fantastical tale. It centers on a young boy, coping with bullying and a father that's never there, who escapes into a fantastical world at night with the help of a monstrous, talking tree outside of his window (voiced by Neeson).
Kebbell would be playing the boy's father.
Source: THR »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Earlier this year, Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones joined the cast of A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the children's fantasy novel by Patrick Ness from director Juan Antonio Bayona. Now THR pegs two more cast members with Sigourney Weaver and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Toby Kebbell joining the story about a young boy dealing with his mother's debilitating illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales. Neeson is playing the titular monsters who befriends the boy and tells him stories, but the two new cast members will be playing human characters. Weaver will be playing the young boy's no-nonsense grandmother while Kebbell will play his father, who has a history of not being there for the boy. And now we know that Jones will be playing the boy's mother. This sounds like a great fantasy with a strong emotional core, »
- Ethan Anderton
You may not know Toby Kebbell, but the actor’s star has been rising steadily over the past ten years. This past summer, he took on the mo-cap role of antagonist Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – but prior to that, the British thesp had earned raves for his parts in Dead Man’s Shoes, Control and RocknRolla. And rest assured, if you currently can’t picture his face, just wait. He’ll play Doctor Doom in Josh Trank’s anticipated Fantastic Four reboot, and now we’ve learned that Kebbell is also climbing on board the dark fantasy A Monster Calls.
Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) is directing the adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children’s book, which was in turn based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd. Bayona, whose past credits also include bone-chilling ghost story The Orphanage, has been putting together »
- Isaac Feldberg
Earlier this week we learned Sigourney Weaver has been cast in J.A. Bayona's A Monster Calls, and THR is reporting Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Toby Kebbell is in talks to join the project as well. Based on Patrick Ness' children's fantasy novel, A Monster Calls is about a "young boy who attempts to deal with bullying at the hands of his classmates, and his mother's terminal illness, by escaping into a fantastical world through the »
- Jesse Giroux
(Cbr) Sigourney Weaver will star in another creature feature. No, not a new "Alien" film or an "Avatar" sequel, but instead Juan Antonio Bayona’s "A Monster Calls." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weaver will play the grandmother of a young boy who processes his mother’s cancer by having late-night chats with a monster. Felicity Jones is playing the mom while Liam Neeson’s on board as the monster. "A Monster Calls," which hits theaters on Oct. 14, 2016, is based on Patrick Ness’ novel of the same name, which was based on a concept created by the late Siobhan Dowd. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
We've been hearing rumors of an all-female version of The Expendables - nicknamed The Expendabelles - going back to 2012, and while names like Linda Hamilton, Milla Jovovich, and more have come up in wishlists and conversations, there is one actress in particular whom many would call the queen of female action stars. Sigourney Weaver will forever go down in cinema history for playing hero Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise, and Sylvester Stallone himself has talked about his desire to have her be a part of the larger franchise. Too bad that's not going to happen. Buried in an article about how Sigourney Weaver is joining the A-list cast of the fantasy adaptation A Monster Calls, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the actress has said no to the idea of being a part of Expendabelles. Sadly, the article contains no other information about the situation, simply stating that she »
On the heels of yesterday's report of Sigourney Weaver's involvement in the film comes an update from The Hollywood Reporter that Toby Kebbell, who plays Doctor Doom in the upcoming The Fantastic Four, will star in Juan Antonio Bayona's A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the award-winning children.s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness. Also attached are Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones. »
The story follows said boy, who has not yet been cast, as he tries to escape from the bullies at school and his mother's terminal illness at home by creating an intricate fantasy world. There, he interacts with a massive tree monster. Toby Kebbell's character has a history of not being around for his son, while Felicity Jones is playing the lad's ill mother. Sigourney Weaver is portraying his grandmother, with Liam Neeson starring as the tree monster in the youngster's fantasy world.
Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) is directing from a screenplay by Patrick Ness, which he adapted from his own award-winning children's novel of the same name. It isn't known when production may begin at this time. »
Focus will distribute domestically while Lionsgate International handles overseas sales. The pic will be shopped at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.
The story follows a boy who seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness. The pic will bow on Oct. 14, 2016.
- Justin Kroll
The oil rig disaster film Deepwater Horizon has found its leading man. All Is Lost helmer J.C. Chandor signed on to direct the pic last month, and now Deadline reports that Mark Wahlberg is in talks to take on the lead role. The film is based on the Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster of April 2010 and focuses on the rig workers that were on site during the explosion that killed 11 people and injured 16 others. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura previously likened the the pic to A Perfect Storm, so nabbing Wahlberg for the lead role feels like a swell fit. The actor will play the Number 2 manager onboard, with Chandor eyeing a spring or early summer 2015 production start date. Hit the jump for casting news concerning Sigourney Weaver, including the status of her involvement with the female Expendables movie. Additionally, Heat Vision reports that Sigourney Weaver has joined the cast »
- Adam Chitwood
Update: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Toby Kebbell is also now in talks for the film, and may end up playing the boy’s father, who has a history of being a deadbeat dad.Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones are already firmly in place in A Monster Calls' cast. But the roster is still coming together, and The Impossible's director Juan Antonia Bayona is attracting some serious star power. He's now lined up Sigourney Weaver for a significant role.Writer Patrick Ness has adapted his own novel for the film, which was itself based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd. A Monster Calls follows a boy, Conor, who tries to deal with his mother’s serious illness and bullying from classmates by escaping into a fantastical world full of beasts, heroes, warriors and more. His fairy tale life involves courage, loss and faith and helps him handle his troubled reality. »
This December, Ridley Scott will make a bid for Oscar with his Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, which stars Christian Bale as Moses, who rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton) in order to lead Israelite slaves out of bondage. Now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly’s fall preview issue, we’ve got two new images from the film, which highlight Bale (above) and Sigourney Weaver (below) in full Egyptian garb.
Weaver plays Tuya, the mother of Edgerton’s Ramses, whom costume designer Janty Yates told EW she wanted to have a certain “va-va voom” quality, almost like Jessica Rabbit. A little strange, perhaps, for a Biblical epic, but maybe the stylized nature of the costuming will wind up enhancing the film. As the guyliner-heavy posters showed us, Scott isn’t exactly gunning for gritty realism with this movie.
Bale spoke with EW about portraying Moses:
- Isaac Feldberg
20th Century Fox has released a couple of new Exodus: Gods and Kings images from director Ridley Scott’s Biblical epic. One of these new images gives us a closer look at Sigourney Weaver, who plays Tuya, the mother of Joel Edgerton’s Ramses. Costume designer Janty Yates tells EW that Scott wanted the character to be “va-va-voom,” likening her to Jessica Rabbit—a woman on the prowl. It’s a curious choice for the Biblical epic, though the rest of the cast is a bit stylized as well, with Edgerton and Christian Bale’s Moses both wearing their fair share of eyeliner. Hit the jump to check out the Exodus: Gods and Kings images and to see what Bale had to say about taking on what he describes as one of the most fascinating characters he’s ever studied. Exodus: Gods and Kings opens in theaters on December 5th. »
- Adam Chitwood
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