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. »
Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »
- D. Zhea
From anime to pitch-black thrillers, here's our pick of the underappreciated movies of 1987...
Sometimes, the challenge with these lists isn't just what to put in, but what to leave out. We loved Princess Bride, but with a decent showing at the box office and a huge cult following, isn't it a bit too popular to be described as underappreciated? Likewise Joe Dante's Innerspace, a fabulously geeky, comic reworking of the 60s sci-fi flick, Fantastic Voyage.
What we've gone for instead is a mix of genre fare, dramas and animated films that may have garnered a cult following since, but didn't do well either critically or financially at the time of release. Some of the movies on our list just about made their money back, but none made anything close to the sort of returns enjoyed by the likes of 1987's biggest films - Three Men And A Baby, Fatal Attraction »
Every time Amy Schumer comes out with a new sketch, it's impossible not to think about how necessary it is that a female standup comic has the platform on Comedy Central to be as irreverent, truthful, and damning as she wants. It wasn't so long ago that females in sketch comedy were reduced to one-note roles. (Check out "Laugh-In" sometime and note how many times the point of a bit is "Oh, Goldie. Such a space cadet.") We picked ten examples of feminism in sketch comedy dating all the way back to the heyday of Carol Burnett. Comb the hair on your Asian-American doll and enjoy. 1. Carol Burnett is "movie star crazy" One of the enduring treats of "The Carol Burnett Show" is the feminist undertones in many of her sketches. The fact that she's so outlandish and having so much fun is a triumph in itself, but in this sketch, »
- Louis Virtel
Based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling non-fiction book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine,” the film tells the true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.
Besides joining “The Big Short,” Greenfield is also developing “Beginning of the Adventure,” which he plans write, direct and star in. That project is currently set up at Red Crown Productions.
Greenfield broke out with his role of Schmidt on “New Girl,” which was »
- Justin Kroll
This week's season premiere of "Inside Amy Schumer" featured a brilliant sketch skewering Hollywood's unrealistic expectations of aging actresses, and star Amy Schumer was able to snag a dream-team trio of women to star in the bit: Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Patricia Arquette.
The sketch features a wide-eyed Schumer stumbling upon the threesome having a decadent picnic in a park, celebrating Louis-Dreyfus's "Last F--ckable Day." That distinction, they explain, means that Louis-Dreyfus has now reached an age where, by Hollywood standards, she's no longer believable as a sexually-desirable woman.
It's both depressing and hilarious in equal measure, since the film industry's stigma against women of a certain age has long been lamented, and Fey, Louis-Dreyfus, and Arquette infuse the bit with such biting wit. Fey explains that the phenomenon can be traced to someone like Sally Field, who once played Tom Hanks's love interest and then wound up »
- Katie Roberts
When Amy Schumer stumbles upon holy muses Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Patricia Arquette enjoying a decadent picnic, what does she learn from them? That every woman's sexuality has an expiration date, and today is Julia's. This "Inside Amy Schumer" sketch is an incredible, hilarious thrill. Watch as the actresses discuss how men in Hollywood try to decide when women stop being "f*ckable." There's a Viking funeral for Jld's sexuality and everything. Does sketch comedy get any better than this? I screamed at the incredible Sally Field reference. (Nsfw, language.) Inside Amy Schumer Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows »
- Louis Virtel
She won’t be single for much longer. Among the surprise break-out items from this year’s SXSW, Variety reports that Roadside Attractions is in the final stages of landing Michael Showalter’s Hello, My Name is Doris. The Sally Field starrer will be the biggest deal at the fest so far and they’re taking the longterm approach to the comedy pegging it with a rather late 2016 theatrical release.
Worth Noting: This is based on Terruso’s 2011 short, Doris and the intern. You can watch the graduate film here. view it below.
Do We Care?: There are not enough films on older women and perhaps the SXSW auds warmed up to this dramedy because it has a lot more »
- Eric Lavallee
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