The next Spider-Man movie is going to give us our youngest big screen Peter Parker yet in the form of actor Tom Holland (who just turned 19), but he's not the only character who is going to be younger this time around. Variety is reporting that Marvel and Sony have already offered the role of Aunt May to Oscar winner Marisa Tomei. Naturally this has some fans a bit confused since Aunt May, both in the comics and the movies so far, is traditionally supposed to be an older, more frail woman. Apparently Tomei hasn't fully signed on the dotted line just yet, but if she does, she'll easily be the youngest big screen version yet. Tomei is 50, Sally Field was 66 when she took on the role in The Amazing Spider-Man, and Rosemary Harris was 75 at the...
- Peter Hall
In casting news that makes us feel old, the upcoming "Spider-Man" movie has reportedly found its Aunt May.
According to Variety, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei will play Peter Parker's beloved aunt in the reboot.
An official offer to join the Marvel film was made to the 50-year-old "My Cousin Vinny" star late last week, the trade mag reported.
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News that Marisa Tomei is in talks to play Aunt May in Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man” reboot set social media tongues wagging on Wednesday, with many claiming the 50-year-old actress is far too young to play the hero’s traditionally more matronly caretaker. Previous onscreen iterations of Aunt May were played the wholesome Rosemary Harris in 2002 at age 74, and longtime film and TV matriarch Sally Field in 2012 at age 66 — but many can’t see 50-year-old Tomei fitting the archetype of the comic book character: a white-haired sage in her twilight years. “I am not okay with being sexually aroused »
- Matt Donnelly
With Tom Holland already set to play Peter Parker in Marvel and Sony's new Spider-Man, the studios are eyeing Marisa Tomei to play Aunt May. Variety reports that the actress is the studios' top choice for the Aunt May role, with an offer going out to the actress last week. It isn't known yet where things stand in the deal-making process, or if the actress is planning on accepting the role.
Marvel and Sony are currently seeking a screenwriter to develop the story with director Jon Watts, but sources reveal that they want to lock down actors who will appear in multiple movies, so schedules can be worked out. It isn't known what other roles they are currently looking to cast, or if they have any specific writers in mind to work on the script. All we know about the Spider-Man story thus far is that it will bring Peter Parker back to high school, »
With Tom Holland announced as the new Spider-Man in the character’s 2017 debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony and Marvel Studio’s attention now turns to the wall crawler's supporting cast, namely Aunt May. Marisa Tomei is both studios sights, and, according to Variety, an offer was made to the actress last week, but she has yet to officially sign on. What’s more, it’s reported that both Marvel and Sony wish to round out the cast, in order to craft a solid shooting schedule, before officially hiring a writer. While we knew the new Spider-Man would be skewing younger (for the first time on the big screen, Peter Parker will be a teenager, and will stay in high school for more than one movie), it seems they’re going younger with Aunt May, with Tomei, at fifty, being the youngest actress to play the character (Spider-Man’s Rosemary Harris was seventy seven, »
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The Academy Award winner has received an official offer to join Tom Holland in Marvel and Sony's collaborative film, reports Variety.
It is not yet known if the Empire star has accepted the role of Aunt May, and neither studio is commenting.
This new Spider-Man movie is expected to feature villains not seen in previous films, and will not be an origin story for the webslinger.
The untitled reboot will also be shifting focus back to Peter Parker's high school years.
With their Peter Parker (finally) cast and a director set, Marvel and Sony have turned their attention towards filling out the rest of the ensemble for the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. 19-year-old Tom Holland won the titular role of the webslinging superhero, and now Variety reports that Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei has an offer to fill the crucial role of Aunt May. In the comics, May is the one who ends up raising Peter (alongside Uncle Ben) when his parents are killed, and she'll no doubt be a cornerstone of this rebooted franchise. The character was played by Rosemary Harris in director Sam Raimi’s initial film trilogy, and then Sally Field took over the role in Marc Webb’s subsequent reboots. Harris was 75 when she first played Aunt May and Field was 66, so at 50 years of age, Tomei fits in with Marvel and Sony’s focus on portraying a »
- Adam Chitwood
This will mark the first major tentpole for Tomei, who is most famous for roles in dramas like The Wrestler and comedies like My Cousin Vinny. The new report is unclear about whether or not she’s officially landed the role, but an offer from the studio is on the table.
Just as Peter Parker gets younger with each passing Spider-Man reboot, so does the role of Aunt May. Sam Raimi cast 87 year-old Rosemary Harris in the role, while Marc Webb went slightly younger and cast 68 year-old Sally Field in the role for the Amazing Spider-Man films. Tomei would be the youngest Aunt May yet, at only 50.
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- James Garcia
Sony Pictures is in final negotiations with Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei to play Aunt May in the forthcoming “Spider-Man” franchise reboot, an individual familiar with the deal told TheWrap Wednesday. Aunt May is Peter Parker’s guardian and a moral compass in the Marvel comic book series, and would see Tomei playing opposite Tom Holland, who recently landed the title role. Previous onscreen iterations of the character have been played by Sally Field during Andrew Garfield‘s reign, and by Rosemary Harris when Tobey Maguire captivated in 2002. “Cop Car” helmer Jon Watts will direct the new standalone film slated to open July. »
- Matt Donnelly
According to Variety, Marisa Tomei has scored the plum role of Aunt May alongside Tom Holland's Peter Parker in Marvel and Sony's upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Some insiders are saying Tomei will make her first appearance as Aunt May in Captain America: Civil War, joining literally everyone else in Hollywood. If Tomei seems too young for the role to you (as she did to us at first), that's likely your impressions being skewed by the earlier Spider-Man movies, which cast 75-year-old Rosemary Harris and 66-year-old Sally Field in the role. Marisa Tomei is 50, which is a fairly realistic age for a person to have a nephew in high school. Tomei will also appear in the next season of Empire, playing a lesbian billionaire, which would certainly be a very progressive place to take Aunt May as well. »
- Nate Jones
Now that Sony and Marvel have found their new Peter Parker in Tom Holland and booked Jon Watts to direct the reboot, it's time to start filling out the rest of Spider-Man's world. Marisa Tomei is in final negotiations to play Aunt May, a source confirms. In the Spider-Man comic books, May Reilly Parker-Jameson, better known as Aunt May, is the adoptive parent of the orphaned Peter Parker, raising him with love, and serving as his moral compass. The role of Aunt May was previously played by Sally Field in the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man series and
- Rebecca Ford
We already know that Marvel and Sony are going much younger in the next Spider-Man reboot, with nineteen year-old Tom Holland playing the high school age Peter Parker. And so, Peter's dear old Aunt May will also be younger than the previous actresses who have played the character, Sally Field ("The Amazing Spider-Man" films) and Rosemary Harris (Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" trilogy). Read More: The Best And Worst Of 'The Mazing Spider-Man 2' Variety reports that Marisa Tomei will now play the relative who cares for the orphaned youth. And if you're wondering why the role has been cast so early, it goes beyond making sure Spidey pops up in the currently filming "Captain America: Civil War" (though THR notes Aunt May may pop up in that already stuff film too). Both studios want to lock down the actors for a potential trilogy, and that means locking down schedules far in advance, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Just as Peter Parker magically gets younger with each passing Spider-Man reboot, so does the role of his iconic guardian, Aunt May. 87 year-old Rosemary Harris took on the role in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, and that torch was passed to 68 year-old Sally Field for Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man films. Now, 50 year-old Marisa Tomei is in final negotiations to take on the role in Sony and Marvel’s upcoming 2017 reboot.
The news comes from Variety’s Justin Kroll, who says that while the casting has yet to be made official, the Academy Award winner has been offered the coveted role. The studio recently found its new Peter Parker – in the form of The Impossible actor Tom Holland – after an extensive worldwide search, and now the focus has shifted to filling in the film’s supporting cast. We don’t yet know who else from the Spider-Man mythos is expected »
- James Garcia
With a brand-new Spider-Man comes a brand-new Aunt May.
Variety reports that Sony and Marvel are in final negotiations with Oscar winner Marisa Tomei to play aunt to Tom Holland's Peter Parker. The deal is not done, nor are the details confirmed, but should Tomei sign on, she'd star in the first standalone "Spider-Man" movie due in 2017.
Holland will make his first appearance as the web slinger in "Captain America: Civil War," which hits theaters next May.
Aunt May has always been a key character in Spider-Man lore. She and Uncle Ben are Peter's guardians, though she becomes his sole parental figure after Ben's death. In the "Amazing Spider-Man" movies, starring Andrew Garfield, Aunt May was played by Sally Field.
Tomei, who is 50, is the youngest actress to play Aunt May, but Sony and Marvel deliberately chose a much younger actor in Holland as Spider-Man. The rumor mill indicates that the companies, »
- Kelly Woo
Parental revenge plots pretty much always blur the balance between right and wrong, luring even the most pacifist viewer into a fit of fist-pumping for blood and rooting for the nastiest form of vengeance — because who wouldn’t leap past the line to stick eye for eye to the guy who hurt your kid? Tricky business. In “The Secret In Their Eyes,” Julia Roberts plays an FBI agent named Jess whose close-knit squad is called out to the scene of a murder, only to discover it’s her own teenage daughter who’s been brutally killed. And she has to sit back and watch as the guy who did it (we think?) gets to walk on a technicality. So, of course she wants to hunt him down and do what her “Steel Magnolias” mom Sally Field did to Kiefer Sutherland in “Eye for an Eye” — that is, take justice into her own hands. »
From The Andromeda Strain to Jurassic Park to Prey and beyond, the late Michael Crichton offered readers numerous gateways to intelligent escapism on the printed page. Published posthumously, 2011's Micro is no exception. DreamWorks Studios seems to agree, as the company has picked up the film rights to the thriller.
Press Release: "Los Angeles--(Business Wire)--DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the Michael Crichton novel, “Micro,” it was announced today by Michael Wright, CEO of DreamWorks Studios. Frank Marshall is on board to produce, with Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau set as executive producers for CrichtonSun LLC.
The high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company—only to find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.
"Micro" was unfinished when Michael Crichton passed »
- Derek Anderson
You never know what might pop up in your screener queue. Sometimes you have to wonder if a pink slip from your editor may be just around the corner as the stuff they send can occasionally be atrocious so bad that you start to believe they just want you to quit but are just too darned nice to fire you. Then there are the flicks you receive which rock your world making you believe in your heart of hearts that these bosses of yours appreciate you want to keep you on the payroll forever and ever and that yes they quite possibly love you. The Ladies of the House falls under the latter category. Im sitting here post viewing thinking of the iconic Sally Field Oscar acceptance speech where she babbled You like me. »
What’s the first thing you think of when you think “Forrest Gump?” Maybe one of its memorable lines? “My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get,’ ” or “Run, Forrest! Run!” Or maybe you just think of the film as a whole, and the wonderful performances it gave us. As one of the most iconic films of all time, and the 1995 best picture winner, “Forrest Gump” provided some incredible acting. Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Sally Field, and a teeny tiny Haley Joel Osment among others—the talent in “Forrest Gump” is exemplary. Below, we get to see Hanks, Wright, and others doing scenes from the film, presumably before those final casting decisions were made—the decisions that changed their careers and cinematic history! Want to see more? Check out "9 Great Actors’ Audition Tapes!" »
Recently, Tom Hardy has become something of a catalyst for how men can be good feminists. Hist most recent film “Mad Max: Fury Road” subverts sexism, so it was only natural the topic would come up during interviews and the press tour. Hardy’s now infamous shut-down of a bizarre line of questioning is being held up as the ideal world we all hope to one day inhabit. Tom Hardy is Sally Field and this exchange is the ‘Union’ sign in “Norma Rae.” http://yrbff.tumblr.com/post/120035494044/tom-hardy-setting-the-standard-for-how-to-react-to But it turns out Tom Hardy has been quietly campaigning for meatier roles for women since At Least his press tour for “The Drop.” His frustration with the lack of quality characters available for half the human race bled through during this interview. http://stagecoachjessi.tumblr.com/post/120084329176 Perhaps Mr. Hardy read my Idiot’s Guide To Writing Complex Female Characters? »
- Donna Dickens
The film with the biggest Oscar buzz out of this year's Cannes Film Festival was Todd Haynes' lesbian love story, "Carol," which took the Best Actress prize for Rooney Mara, who tied for the honor with French actress Emmanuelle Bercot ("Mon Roi"). Mara, who was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar in 2011 for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," now has a serious chance to return to the derby, especially since most of the buzz about the film had surrounded her co-star, two-time Oscar champ Cate Blanchett. Click Here to see the complete list of Cannes winners. -Break- Nineteem women who won this category at Cannes went on to snag Oscar nominations and four have won: Simone Signoret for "Room at the Top" (1959), Sophia Loren for "Two Women" (1961), Sally Field for "Norma Rae" (1979) and Holly Hunter for "The Piano" (1993). Will Cannes hit 'Youth' bring Michael Caine, Jane Fonda bac. »
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