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Sean Bean Joins Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’

3 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ridley Scott has obviously figured out a way to kill Sean Bean off in his upcoming adaptation of The Martian as the legendary British actor, known for dying in most of his films, has joined the cast as a ‘Nasa flight director.’ The film, based on Andy Weir’s source novel of the same name, starts shooting soon for a 2015 release.

The story revolves around the first people to land, and potentially die, on Mars.

Here’s the official plot:

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, »

- Paul Heath

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How Will Sean Bean Die In Ridley Scott’s Latest?

4 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sean Bean has just been cast in Ridley Scott’s latest film, The Martian. He joins an already awesome cast which includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, and Kristin Wiig. Based on an e-book by author Andy Weir, which was published in 2012 and then published in paperback this year, the film will follow the first man on Mars. Bean will play the Nasa flight director.

Of course, all us Bean fans are wondering how the man of many deaths will meet his maker. Research shows that Bean’s film’s box office correlates directly with whether or not he dies, and the more gruesome his death, the higher the box office (*statistics yet to be verified by anybody of any importance). So how will Bean die in this latest offering from the Prometheus and Blade Runner director?

Well, it sounds as though Bean will remain on Earth, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Sean Bean joins Ridley Scott's The Martian

4 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sean Bean joins Matt Damon in the cast of Ridley Scott's film of The Martian...

The human movie spoiler returns. Sean Bean, next to be seen on the big screen in The Wachowskis' delayed Jupiter Ascending, has landed a role in Ridley Scott's upcoming adaptation of Andy Weir's book, The Martian.

Bean joins a cast that includes Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig and Jessica Chastain. And he'll be taking on the role of Nasa's flight director in the movie. Having read the book over the past week, unless there's a significant detour taking with the screenplay, this role is going to offer something radically different for Bean: survival chances.

The story of The Martian centres on astronaut Mark Watney, who finds himself stranded on Mars. He has finite resources. He's out of contact with Earth. And nobody is due to return to the planet for years. »

- simonbrew

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Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Casts Sean Bean

5 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sean Bean has joined the growing cast of director Ridley Scott's sci-fi drama The Martian.

Matt Damon stars as an American astronaut who finds himself stranded on a Martian colony as he struggles to survive long enough for Nasa to rescue him. Sean Bean will play a Nasa flight director, joining a cast that already includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Pe&#241a and Jeff Daniels.

Ridley Scott is directing from a screenplay by Drew Goddard, based on the novel by Andy Weir. Ridley Scott is also producing alongside Aditya Sood and Simon Kinberg.

It hasn't been confirmed when shooting will begin, but we reported back in June that production will start sometime this fall.

Sean Bean currently stars on the TNT series Legends. On the big screen, he will next be seen in Jupiter Ascending (February 6, 2015) and Pixels (July 24, 2015).

The Martian comes to theaters November 25th, 2015 and stars Matt Damon, »

- MovieWeb

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Sean Bean Set For The Martian

7 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

“He’ll suffocate! He’ll experience explosive decompression! He’ll be roasted by a stray rocket booster! He’s playing the planet Mars and it blows up at the end!” Yes, we can almost hear the litany of 'How Will Sean Bean Die?' jokes being drawn up as we write this, but here’s the news anyway – he’s joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Martian.Matt Damon is starring in the film as Nasa astronaut Mark Watney, left stranded on Mars after his crewmates on the Ares 3 mission are forced to evacuate by a dust storm.To stave off death on the Red Planet, Watney tries to rustle up water and grow crops. Meanwhile, his fellow astronauts are kept in the dark about his survival during their voyage back to Earth on the Hermes spacecraft. Nasa struggles to find some way to rescue Watney, while the »

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New TV spots for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

18 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than three weeks to go until Christopher Nolan takes us on a journey through the wormhole, three new TV spots for the sci-fi epic Interstellar have arrived online, which we’ve got for you below after the official synopsis…

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon »

- Gary Collinson

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We Don't Know What's Going On Between Mindy and Matt, but We Like It

19 hours ago | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Mindy Kaling shared a tender embrace with Matt Damon in La on Saturday, but it's probably not what you think it is. The two stars were spotted filming a scene together, which involved Mindy coming up to Matt at a restaurant and wrapping her arms around him. Details are scant on the purpose of the shoot, although there are reports that it is for a Super Bowl commercial. Mindy didn't drop any hints about her famous costar, although she did post a few Matt-less behind-the-scenes snaps on Instagram, calling it a "super top secret shoot for something cool." The pair's onscreen moment is particularly special for Mindy, who rose to fame in 2002 in an off-Broadway production called Matt & Ben, which followed the pair's prefame friendship. (Mindy cowrote the production and also starred as Ben.) »

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Letterman’s longtime cue-card guy fired for assaulting a 'Late Show' writer

19 October 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Letterman’s longtime cue-card guy fired for assaulting a “Late Show” writer Tony Mendez — who's also host of “The Late Show’s” web series “The Tony Mendez Show” was terminated last week after getting into argument with writer Bill Scheft. “I know I shouldn’t have put my hands on him,” the 69-year-old Mendez tells the NY Post. “But this has been coming for a long time.” Report: An autopsy was never performed on Joan Rivers Melissa Rivers requested that an autopsy not be performed, and that means we’ll never learn what exactly killed Rivers, according to TMZ. Mindy Kaling and Matt Damon are starring in a Super Bowl commercial together The pairing is notable because Kaling once starred in a stage show called “Matt & Ben” about Damon and Ben Affleck’s friendship, where she played Affleck. No word on what product they were filming their commercial for. “Glee »

- Norman Weiss

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Developing SyFy Series Incorporated

19 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are teaming up for a new drama series on the SyFy Channel called Incorporated

According to THR the series is described as a "futuristic espionage thriller set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power. The drama will be the story of one man's efforts to beat the system."

The pilot for the series will be written by brothers and writing team David and Alex Pastor (Selfless, The Last Days). Affleck and Damon on executive producers on the series, and Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) will serve as showrunner. 

This seems like a story that will fit right in with what SyFy is doing these days with the series they are producing. There's some solid talent attached to the project, and I'm curious to see how it turns out. »

- Joey Paur

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: 'Game of Thrones' plans unprecedented flashbacks

18 October 2014 12:04 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In this week's 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: "Game of Thrones" fandom is going into overdrive with the revelation that the upcoming fifth season will include at least one unprecedented flashback. Also: Scarlett Johansson has been offered a big payday for the lead in live-action "Ghost in the Shell," Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are re-teaming to produce a new Syfy series, NBC drops Krysten Ritter's new comedy "Mission Control," Guillermo del Toro now wants a third "Pacific Rim" movie, new scripts for "Selfie," "Manhattan Love Story," and "Forever" are ordered up, and more.  Catch up here: »

- HitFix Staff

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New TV spot for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

17 October 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past couple of days we’ve seen TV spots and images from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, and now we have a great new promo for the sci-fi epic, which offers up some exciting new footage from the film. Check it out below…

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler »

- Gary Collinson

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Donald Glover Adds to Growing Film Slate - Joins Cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Thriller 'The Martian'

17 October 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) seems to be returning his focus back to feature film acting in full force (after the release of his "Stn Mtn" mixtape and "Kauai" Ep), joining Matt DamonKristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels and Jessica Chastain, in Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi thriller "The Martian." Damon will star, playing an astronaut who is stranded on Mars solo, and must learn to adapt and survive, while he waits for a rescue mission from earth, led by Chastain. Glover has signed up to play a character described as a bright young Nasa employee in the 20th Century Fox project. Glover also recently joined the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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The 50 Funniest Women of the Past 50 Years: #20-11

16 October 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Make people laugh and they won't even realize you're making them think. Over the past 50 years, women have broken through the glass ceiling time after time, shattering stereotypes and thumbing their noses at the old chestnut that "Women aren't funny." Fact: Anybody who says women aren't funny doesn't want them to be funny. We're looking back on the 50 funniest women of the past 50 years, their contributions to comedy, and their enduring legacies that inspire men and women alike. These are the 50 women who have helped (and are helping) to introduce the next class of hilarious women, which will inevitably include Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Tig Notaro, Chelsea Handler, Maria Bamford, Aubrey Plaza, and Kate McKinnon. Keep in mind this list only includes women who are primarily performers in movies, television, and standup comedy. That's why you don't see legends like Nora Ephron, Anne Beatts, and Elaine May here. »

- Louis Virtel

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Head to Space with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in 7 New Interstellar Images

16 October 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A collection of new Interstellar images from director Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi epic have landed online, hot on the heels of some pretty interesting comments from Nolan himself saying the film marks a specifically unique entry in his filmography.  Nolan wrote the screenplay for Interstellar based on a previous draft by his brother, Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight), and the story finds a crew of astronauts led by Matthew McConaughey setting off into deep space in order to find a new planet that might be habitable.  There seems to be plenty of culturally relevant themes at play here, as Interstellar’s Earth is one that has been rendered uninhabitable after years of pollution and destruction at the hands of, well, us.  Most interestingly, though, is the fact that Nolan is essentially telling a father/daughter story, and I’m curious to see how he grounds the film with this strong emotional center. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Hollywood Film Festival Shines a Light on Topical Issues

16 October 2014 10:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Despite its glamorous name and location, the Hollywood Film Festival has struggled to find its identity since its founding in 1997. But this year’s edition (Oct. 16-19) is getting a radical overhaul and rebranding from new owner Jon Fitzgerald and his philanthropic company CineCause.

“What makes the new Hollywood Film Festival unique is that we’re really emphasizing socially conscious films — both documentary and narrative — and then packaging them with educational presentations where we have special guests doing keynotes,” says Fitzgerald, last year’s Hff director who also co-founded Slamdance in 1995 and directed the AFI, Santa Barbara, Abu Dhabi and Topanga fests.

The fest, based at the ArcLight Hollywood and branded as Entertainment for Change, will screen some 60 movies. And while Fitzgerald’s goal is to avoid “the usual glitz and glamor associated with film festivals,” there’s no end of socially conscious stars who are directly involved in many of the featured films. »

- Iain Blair

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New images from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

16 October 2014 5:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from yesterday’s TV spots [watch them here], a new batch of stills from Christopher Nolan’s eagerly-anticipated sci-fi epic Interstellar has arrived online, and we have them for you right here…

 

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Michael Caine (Inception), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium). The film is set for release on November 7th. »

- Gary Collinson

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Christian Bale in Talks to Star in Steve Jobs Biopic

16 October 2014 2:53 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sony Pictures has been working on its own Steve Jobs biopic with writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and Leonardo DiCaprio as the Apple co-founder. But earlier this month DiCaprio dropped out, forcing the studio to search for his replacement. Some of the actors considered were Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. Now comes word that an offer has been made to Bale, who was originally set to star when David Fincher was attached to direct. Sorkin previously said that the new movie will consist of only three scenes "that all take place in real time. Each will take place backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT, after he had left Apple. And the third one being the iPod." »

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Christian Bale Now the Frontrunner as 'Steve Jobs'

15 October 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Sony’s initial plans to get Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t come true, but their backup choice isn’t too shabby.

Several sources told The Hollywood Reporter negotiations have started with actor Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs, the late Apple Computer co-founder.

THR wrote that the move came after Bale’s negotiations to star in Fox’s “The Deep Blue Goodbye” stalled a bit due to an option for a sequel. But, the trade publication indicated if Bale jumps on board as Steve Jobs—it may shoot before Fox’s “The Deep Blue Goodbye.”

Danny Boyle will direct the untitled Steve Jobs movie, which once had David Fincher attached to direct. The story is based on Walter Isaacson’s book and adapted by Aaron Sorkin. Fincher left the project back in April due to compensation and over control of the production.

Other actors mentioned possibly in the past included Matt Damon, »

- Gig Patta

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Christian Bale In Talks For Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs Biopic

15 October 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Today we’ve learned from Variety that The Dark Knight himself, Christian Bale, is currently in talks to play Steve Jobs in Sony’s upcoming biopic of the Apple founder.

Don’t worry, you’ve not stepped into an alternate universe wherein the Ashton Kutcher version no longer exists. It still does. However, this new feature intends to walk a different path and approach Jobs’ life from a unique angle. With Danny Boyle directing and Aaron Sorkin on scripting duties, such a talented duo are undoubtedly gonna carve out something special. The pic will be adapted from Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, which Sorkin has hinted will play around with the typical biopic structure. Split into three “acts,” each 30 minute scene will focus on Jobs at the time of three major product launches  – the Mac, the NeXT and the iPod.

This isn’t the first time Bale’s name »

- Gem Seddon

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Christian Bale in Talks for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs Movie

15 October 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

When David Fincher was looking to direct the Aaron Sorkin scripted Steve Jobs biopic for Sony Pictures, word got out that he wanted to cast Christian Bale in the role. Nothing was ever confirmed for that, and it faded away when Fincher walked away from the project and Danny Boyle stepped in. Leonardo DiCaprio was Boyle's top choice to play Jobs, but the actor recently stepped away from negotiations to take a break from acting. 

Now it looks like Bale is actually being considered for the role. THR reports that the actor is in talks with the studio. Apparently Bale was in negotiations with Fox to star in another movie called The Deep Blue Goodbye, but that all went south. Bale is now looking to fill the open spot in his schedule with a meaty role... like Jobs. Bale is currently the top contender for the role, but other actors being considered are Matt Damon, »

- Joey Paur

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