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British star set to direct new movie version of Agatha Christie’s locomotive homicide favourite
If the film proceeds, it will be the fourth screen transfer for the story, which concerns a mysterious death on a train departing from Istanbul and boasting a picturesque selection of passengers. The novel was most famously adapted in 1974 for a film starring Albert Finney as Belgium sleuth Hercule Poirot; subsequent TV versions in 2001 and 2010 starred Alfred Molina and David Suchet.
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- Catherine Shoard
It looks like Kenneth Branagh might have found his Cinderella follow-up. According to The Wrap, Branagh is currently in talks to direct a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. The novel was first published in 1934 and has been adapted four times since - there’s Sidney Lumet’s 1974 feature film starring Albert Finney, a five-part radio series for BBC Radio 4, a made-for-tv version starring Alfred Molina that aired on CBS, and then another rendition for the series Agatha Christie's Poirot. Michael Green (Green Lantern) is set to pen the new Murder on the Orient Express film for 20th Century Fox. The narrative features a private detective named Hercule Poirot. During a trip aboard the Orient Express, an American man is murdered and Poirot agrees to investigate and try to find out who did it. Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg are on board to produce the film alongside Mark Gordon. »
- Perri Nemiroff
How top secret is "American Horror Story: Hotel"? The actors haven't told their families what to expect when the latest installment debuts this October.
So can we expect Jackson to sing on "Ahs: Hotel" as well? "I can't say. It's so top, top secret. Literally, not even my mom knows," he said. "I know it's set in a hotel and I know who's in the cast and I know it's scary and amazing. And that's all I know."
The cast, by the way, includes Lady Gaga in her her first TV role (she briefly appeared in "Machete Kills"), as well as Matt Bomer and Max Greenfield ("New Girl") and previous "Ahs" stars Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, »
- Sharon Knolle
★★★★☆ Two stand-out performances from John Lithgow and Alfred Molina illuminate Love Is Strange (2014), the new film from Keep the Lights On (2012) director Ira Sachs. Like 2013's comparable Chilean offering Gloria, it's the story of love in an older generation and just as moving. Lithgow and Molina play Ben and George, two Manhattanites who take advantage of changes to the law and get married after 39 years together in Central Park. However, soon after their honeymoon, George is abruptly fired from his position as a music teacher at a Catholic school after its conservative headmaster worries over public perceptions of his recent marriage.
- CineVue UK
Heavenly Sword is a dramatic tale of revenge that sees Nariko (Anna Torv), a fiery red-haired heroine, embark on a quest for vengeance against the invading King Bohan (Alfred Molina) and his army. Once considered the failure of a legendary prophesy, Nariko must wield a sword that was ultimately meant for another. This ancient Heavenly Sword, once belonging to a powerful deity, can never be wielded by a mortal without it slowly but inevitably killing them. For Nariko it is a race against time to avenge her clan before her life is irreparably overtaken by the omnipotent Heavenly Sword.
- Richard Axtell
Free Fire, Akira, All I See Is You, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.
Untitled WWII movie
Brad Pitt has been looking for a lover for his next WWII movie and he has finally found one in Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, who’s in negotiations to join him in the untitled period film that Robert Zemeckis is directing
Steven Knight wrote the script
Pitt and Cotillard will play assassins who fall in love during a mission to kill a German official. They soon marry, but their romance is cut short when Pitt is told that his wife is a double agent working for the German government and he must kill her.
- Rollo Tomasi
People have a pretty intimate relationship with music. The song that was playing when you had your first slow dance, broke up with that certain someone, or lost your virginity will rank higher for you than it will for some random listener. Even bad songs have a way of causing flashbacks, for better or worse. So when a movie ties a song to imagery we never imagined while making out in the back seat, it can shake up our reality a little. Say Anything permanently connected Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” with boom boxes and early-morning wake-ups, and who among us can hear Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” without regretting that they spent good money to see Sleeping with the Enemy? Here are some other songs that celluloid changed forever.
“The Star-Spangled Banner,” Poltergeist (1982) – A whole generation hears this song with a sense of dread thanks to its »
- M. Robert Grunwald
Silicon Valley's Middleditch will star as Lester, who joins the Union of Evil and is assigned to a crew of workers which includes Stew (Robinson), Jane (Krakowski) and fallen henchman Hank (Marsden).
After the group survive a shift working for The Gluttonator (Will Sasso), they are sent to work at the Vault of Villainy, where Lester accidentally steals the 'ultimate weapon'.
Meanwhile, the evil Baron Blackout (Molina) and his henchman Biff (Riggle) are determined to defeat their nemesis Captain Superior (Fillion) - a situation which causes a whole host of problems.
Hank soon finds himself in an impossible situation - if he wants to save his team »
By their very nature, henchmen fall pretty low on the hierarchy of evil. But that isn’t stopping Henchmen from scaring up an impressive cast. James Marsden and Thomas Middleditch are set to lead the voice cast of the animated supervillain comedy, along with Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, and many more. Get up to […]
- Angie Han
Last August, an animated short film from Bron Studios premiered at the computer graphics conference Siggraph, and caught the attention of Gary Sanchez Productions heads Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Chris Henchy. The short, titled Henchmen: Ill Suited, told the tale of a dreamy janitor working in a supervillain museum who winds up inside of a dangerous super suit. Not much has been heard of it since Siggraph, but now we’ve received word that a feature film adaptation is officially moving forward and already has a talented group of actors all set to lend their voices.
Several of the actors already have a history of comic book-inspired properties, like X-Men alum James Marsden, Daredevil and Sin City actress Rosario Dawson, Spider-Man 2‘s Alfred Molina and Nathan Fillion, who’s voiced Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in several animated DC films. Joining them are Silicon Valley‘s Thomas Middleditch, »
- James Garcia
Indie producer Bron Studios has set the voice cast for its first animated feature film Henchman, based on the Adam Wood short that premiered during Siggraph 2014 last summer. James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson and Will Sasso will lend their voices to the pic, about a band of blue-collar workers at the Union of Evil who must come together to save the world. The movie is in production… »
T.I., Dermot Mulroney, Scoot McNairy and David Harbour are set to join Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union and Michelle Monaghan in Baran bo Odar's action thriller "Sleepless Night". Andrea Berloff penned the script and filming begins June 15th in Atlanta and Las Vegas
Foxx plays a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop whose son is kidnaped by gangsters (Mulroney, McNairy) who want a shipment of cocaine he stole as payment. He races to save his child's life without getting caught by Internal Affairs and before the mobsters discover that he's actually lost the goods. [Source: Heat Vision]
Jennifer Hudson, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright and Alison Wright have joined the cast of "Confirmation," the TV movie about Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The join Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce and Eric Stonestreet in the project.
The story explores the explosive 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings which brought the country to a standstill »
- Garth Franklin
Production on Henchmen is underway at the company’s studios in Burnaby and Duncan, British Columbia. Gary Sanchez Productions, which came aboard last August, is no longer involved with the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Nathan Fillion, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson and Will Sasso have also signed on to the story about a ‘fallen henchman’ in a world of super-villains who must find his inner hero to rescue a new recruit and win the girl.
eOne holds Canadian rights and Wme Global represents sales for the rest of the world.
“We are absolutely »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch and Rosario Dawson will star in Bron Studios’ first animated feature film, “Henchmen,” the company announced on Friday. The star-studded voice cast also includes Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson and Will Sasso. Marsden will voice Hank, a fallen henchman who must become a hero and lead his team (Middleditch, Krakowski and Robinson) to prevent Baron Blackout (Molina) from taking over the world, and save his love interest (Dawson) in the process. Fillion, best known for ABC’s “Castle” will voice superhero Captain Superior. Also Read: Jack Black and James Marsden Answer »
- Reid Nakamura
The movie is a Bron Studios production in association with CW Media Finance, with Adam Wood directing from is own script. Producers are Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert and Luke Carroll; executive producers are Jason Cloth of CW Media Finance and Bron’s Brenda Gilbert.
Wme Global is handling sales of the film outside Canada, while eOne Canada will distribute in Canada.
Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) is voicing Lester, a new recruit to the Union of Evil, where he is assigned to a motley crew of blue-collar workers led by a fallen henchmen (voiced »
- Dave McNary
This Sixties-set piece sees Isaac head an ensemble cast as a New York Mayor, who faces a powder keg of social tension when he’s instructed by authorities to house minorities in white areas. Simon is renowned for tackling major issues on an unflinchingly honest level, so this project should be perfect for his writing talents.
Winona Ryder, Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Bob Balaban, Latanya Richardson-Jackson and Jim Belushi will share the screen with Isaac’s beleaguered official, and the director is Paul Haggis. It looks like the cable channel are pulling out all the stops with this one.
It’ll also provide a strong counterpoint to a forthcoming production featuring Isaac »
- Steve Palace
Created by Simon and directed by Paul Haggis, the six-part miniseries will explore the concepts of home, race and community while following the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats and citizens.
Set in Yonkers, N.Y., during the 1960s, the story is based off the book of the same name written by Lisa Belkin.
A young mayor (Oscar Isaac) is met with a federal court order forcing him to build low-income housing units in white neighborhoods. He grapples with this decision that can potentially tear his entire city apart and inadvertently end his political career.
- Mannie Holmes
Oscar Isaac stars in the upcoming HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero as Nicholas Wasicsko, the young mayor of Yonkers, New York. The six-part series is created by David Simon of The Wire and, less thrillingly, Paul Haggis of Crash, and is based on a nonfiction book of the same title by Lisa Belkin, which explored the racial strife that emerged in the late '80s when citizens protested a federally mandated public housing project in the predominantly white part of town. The cast also includes Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, Latanya Richardson-Jackson, Bob Balaban, and Jim Belushi. Lots of angry white people will start yelling on August 16. »
- E. Alex Jung
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 »
It’s not surprising that “Carol” was locked away in Hollywood’s development closet for 15 years. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s scandalous 1952 novel “The Price of Salt,” Todd Haynes’ latest movie is a double whammy by industry standards: it’s headlined by two women, who fall in love with each other.
The film, which stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, arrives at a pivotal, yet paradoxical, time for female-driven stories. There has been a string of hits this year that celebrate female empowerment — from “Insurgent” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” to “Cinderella,” and the upcoming “Trainwreck,” “Spy” and the final installment of “The Hunger Games.” That said, gender inequality both in front of and behind the camera is a hot-button issue in the global entertainment business.
As one of cinema’s most prominent stars, Blanchett, whose recent roles include the evil stepmother in “Cinderella, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
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