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Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich used to be an effective team, bringing movies like Stargate and Independence Day into theaters as screenwriters and producers. Alas, Devlin and Emmerich haven.t produced a film together since 2000.s The Patriot, and Devlin hasn.t written anything (apart from an episode of Leverage) since 1998.s "mutter the title under your breath, lest you be publicly scorned" blockbuster Godzilla. It looks like that drought is about to end pretty soon, as Heat Vision has reported that Mr. Devlin is not only writing but also directing what looks like a massive throwback to those Independence Days and Stargate nights. And he.s got Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen) helping out in the lead! Geostorm tells the story of Mr. Butler.s character, who.s described as: ".a stubborn but charming satellite designer who, when the world.s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with »
He saved the White House last year in Olympus Has Fallen, but it appears Gerard Butler has bigger plans. He’s attached to Dean Devlin’s latest big screen prospect, Geostorm.From the sounds of it, the movie finds Devlin firmly back in the disaster/action territory he used to stalk alongside Roland Emmerich before he turned his attention to TV. Developed by Skydance Productions and now picked up by Warner Bros., Geostorm would see Butler as a charming and stubborn satellite designer who is called in to help when the world’s climate-controlling satellites start to act up.As a man-made storm of destructive proportions looms, he’ll have to work alongside his estranged brother (because, by law, there must always be family tension or an ex-wife/husband to add spice to these sorts of movies) to save the world. Part of that will mean going into space and »
Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing “Geostorm” with Skydance Productions. Producers are Devlin, Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Electric Entertainment’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.
Devlin also wrote “Geostorm,” which centers on a satellite designer who tries to prevent disaster when the world’s climate-control satellites fail to function.
Butler will be starring in the upcoming “Gods of Egypt” and the “Point Break” remake. He is repped by CAA and Alan Siegel Entertainment.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
- Dave McNary
Roland Emmerich is known for helming such massive Hollywood movies as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. But for his follow-up to the box office dud that was White House Down, Emmerich is scaling back to tell a true and transgressive story from American history. Yahoo reports Emmerich is working on Stonewall, a docudrama about the June 28, 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which proved a starting point for the gay rights movement. While the equality movement is still a hot button issue in the U.S., English actor Jeremy Irvine isn't afraid to take it on, and as such has become the first actor to sign on to Stonewall, which will be penned by Brothers and Sisters creator Jon Robin Baitz. Irvine is best known for his film debut as Albert Narracott, the young soldier at the center of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated drama War Horse. »
Gerard Butler is set to headline writer/director Dean Devlin's big screen sci-fi thriller Geostorm . The Hollywood Reporter has the news, delivering the following larger-than-life plot synopsis: "The story sees Butler playing a stubborn but charming satellite designer who, when the world.s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with his estranged brother to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. A trip into space follows, while on Earth a plot to assassinate the president begins to unfold." Devlin will be making his feature directorial debut with Geostorm . He is best known for his frequent collaborations with Roland Emmerich, serving as writer and producer on projects like Stargate and Independence Day . Butler, »
The recent Godzilla trailers and TV spots don't hide the fact that this new reboot from director Gareth Edwards, Warner Bros. and Legendary pictures is in many ways tied to the events seen in the original 1954 classic. Now, a new poster honors those legendary roots with a black and white 1-sheet that shows off the new monster, who doesn't look much different from his previous Japanese incarnations. This is no Godzilla 98, but the tagline of Roland Emmerich's 16-year-old remake still stands firm: Size does matter! And this is the biggest Godzilla the world has seen yet.
An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic monster, the new adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
"War Horse" star Jeremy Irvine has scored the lead role in Roland Emmerich's "Stonewall". The story chronicles the events around the 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. The resulting clashes sparked a massive push in the gay rights movement around the world.
Irvine will play a young man whose political awakening forms our conduit into these groundbreaking events. Filming begins later this year. [Source: The Guardian]
The Septembers Of Shiraz
Adrien Brody is set to join Salma Hayek and Shoreh Aghdashloo in Wayne Blair's thriller "The Septembers Of Shiraz" for Millennium Films. Based on the Dalia Sofer best-seller, filming begins June 9th in Bulgaria and Israel.
The true story tale follows a secular Jewish family caught in the Islamic revolution in Iran, and their journey to overcome and ultimately escape from the deadly tyranny that swept their country and threatened to extinguish their lives. »
- Garth Franklin
Jeremy Irvine - video interview
The historical drama, titled Stonewall, is a passion project for Roland Emmerich, the film-maker behind big-budget apocalyptic action movies such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. Emmerich, who is gay, will tell the story of the 1969 riots at Stonewall Inn, in New York City's Greenwich Village, a mafia-owned bar popular with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The story will be told through the prism of one young man's political awakening, reports Deadline. The screenplay is by Jon Robin Baitz.
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- Ben Child
Scripted by Jon Robin Baitz, the film is based on a true story which explores the 1969 police raid on New York’s Stonewall Hotel, specifically targeting its sizable gay and transgender crowd. Irvine’s character is that of a young man discovering himself against the backdrop of the raid and the ensuing civil rights movement.
Emmerich is also working on the sequel to Independence Day, but he’s not taking a break from either project. The epic director plans to shoot Stonewall while in pre-production for the sequel to Independence Day, which is set to hit theaters July 1, 2016.
- Laura Frances
Though we don't know much about the Alice in Wonderland sequel developing at Disney, other than it will be called Through the Looking Glass and feature the return of Mia Wasikowska in the title role along with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, we might have a hint of what's to come with the latest casting reveal. Variety has word that stage actor Mark Rylance is currently in talks to play the father of Depp's looney, top hatted character. Of course, without any plot details, we're unsure just how integral the actor will be in the progression of the sequel's story. More below! Rylance is best known for theater work, but he can be seen in Roland Emmerich's Anonymous (a movie that I completely forgot about until this very moment) and the forthcoming thriller The Gunman with Sean Penn. Through the »
- Ethan Anderton
The film will chronicle the 1969 riots following a raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Irvine will take the lead as a young man who discovers his love for politics during the controversial times that sparked the gay liberation movement, Deadline reports.
Watch a trailer for The Railway Man below: »
Roland Emmerich will direct Jeremy Irvine in "Stonewall"Roland Emmerich is a size queen. I had the world's shortest interview with him while he was promoting Anonymous, a rare trip away from the ginormous epic blockbuster spectacles he prefers to make. But that was, in its own peculiar academic-enraging way, also supersized with CGI and a lusty embrace of conspiracy theories. In fact he ended our interview defending the size of his pictures.
It has to be big or I don't like it."
My mind raced back to that interview today when the news broke that Emmerich plans to make a drama about the Stonewall riots which poured gasoline on the then tiny embers of the gay rights movement. He'll film Stonewall before embarking on the long gestating Independence Day sequels. Young beauty Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man) has the lead role as a man who has a »
- NATHANIEL R
“War Horse” star Jeremy Irvine has landed the lead role in Roland Emmerich's intimate indie “Stonewall,” which chronicles the gay rights movement, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Story concerns the June 1969 police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which was a popular hangout for gays and transgender New Yorkers. The incident, which led to politicized riots, has a historic place amongst the history of the gay rights movement. Also read: Michael B. Jordan Eyed to Star in ‘Independence Day’ Sequel (Exclusive) Irvine will play Danny Winters, a Pennsylvania native who is cast out of his town and. »
- Jeff Sneider
• Brie Larson (Short Term 12) is set to star as Ma in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s 2010 best-seller Room about a kidnapped woman living in captivity with her 5-year-old son. Donohue wrote the script for director Lenny Abrahamson (What Richard Did, Frank). Lisa Schwarzbaum gave the book an A- and wrote: “Though the story’s chilling circumstances reflect the horrors endured by tabloid-famous abductees, Donoghue avoids all sensationalism. Instead, she gracefully distills what it means to be a mother — and what it’s like for a child whose entire world measures just 11 x 11.” [Deadline]
• Matt Damon is being eyed to star in The Martian, »
- Lindsey Bahr
Roland Emmerich tends to be associated with big, explosive blockbusters, and he’s currently plotting a return to his biggest, most explosive blockbuster of all with two Independence Day sequels. Before he does that, however, he’s going to take a detour into something completely different. The director’s next feature will be Stonewall, a relatively small drama […]
- Angie Han
Jeremy Irvine is a British actor who always seems to be on the cusp of breaking out internationally, but doesn’t quite manage to do so. The actor snagged the male lead in the big-screen version of War Horse and a 2012 adaptation of Great Expectations, and is drawing rave reviews for a supporting role in this April’s The Railway Man, also starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Thankfully, his anonymity could soon change, as Irvine is now joining the cast of Stonewall, a new film from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich.
Although Emmerich’s career is most synonymous with laying the world to apocalyptic destruction (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), the director has also made historical dramas like The Patriot and Anonymous. Stonewall will be a passion project for Emmerich, who is openly gay and an activist for Lgbt rights.
The title pays reference to the Stonewall Inn, a gay »
- Jordan Adler
Last year, while out promoting White House Down, Roland Emmerich let slip to us that he was looking to squeeze a small project in before diving deeply into making his long-planned Independence Day sequel. With the world of ID-4 still keeping one foot in development, Emmerich has locked in Stonewall as his next film, hiring Jeremy Irvine to star.With a script from playwright Jon Robin Baitz, Stonewall will chronicle the events around the June 28, 1969 police raid on the Mafia-owned Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. The resulting clashes sparked a massive push in the gay rights movement, not only in the United States but also around the world. “It’s about these crazy kids in New York, and a country bumpkin who gets into their gang,” Emmerich told us. “And at the end they start this riot and change the world.” Irvine will play a young man »
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Even the Mad Hatter needs a father.
Disney seems to have found the man to play that part: The studio in negotiations with Mark Rylance to join Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska in Disney’s “Through the Looking Glass,” the sequel to 2010′s “Alice in Wonderland.”
Plot details are being kept under wraps for the pic that’s skedded to bow on May 27, 2016. It is also unknown how this character will play into the storyline.
Disney is hoping to get the film into production this summer, with Helena Bonham Carter on board to reprise her role as the evil Red Queen.
He is repped Hamilton Hodell and manger Meryl Robertson. »
- Justin Kroll
The plot is based on the true story of the June 28, 1969 raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York, a mafia-owned establishment that was a gathering place of homosexuals and transgenders of that area. The raid set off a violent series of riots and demonstrations and became a touchstone for the gay rights movement that is recognized still to this day. The plot centers on a young man (Jeremy Irvine) who must come to terms with his own political ideals in the face of this event.
Jon Robin Baitz (People I Know) wrote the screenplay, with Roland Emmerich producing alongside Michael Fossatt and Marc Frydman. Kirstin Winkler and Adam Press are serving as executive producers. Roland Emmerich plans to shoot Stonewall while continuing to prep for his highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel Independence Day »
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