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We have a few casting stories for you this afternoon. First up, Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) is set to star in A Monster Calls, the new film from director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible). The story, written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, "tells the tale of a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith." According to Deadline, Jones will play "Mum", and Liam Neeson is being courted to play the Monster. Jones will next be seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is co-starring opposite Jonah Hill and James Franco in the drama True Story. Hit the jump for casting news regarding Emily Browning (Pompeii) and Mark Strong (Low Winter Sun). According to THR, Emily Browning »
- Matt Goldberg
The best supernatural horror films are those that use their genre elements – be they creepy ghosts or demonically-possessed objects – as dark allegories for experiences in the real world; it’s something of an exception to the rule nowadays, when a spooky movie aimed at younger audiences does as much, with something like Coraline being a good example in modern times. However, if done right, the upcoming children’s fantasy/horror novel adaptation A Monster Calls could be one of the most poignant additions to that sub-genre in recent memory (for both kids and adult moviegoers).
- Sandy Schaefer
Runaway Train: Nooshin’s Banal Debut Goes Wrong Way on a One Way Track
What promises to be a nimble, low budget whodunit aboard a high speed train, forcing a small band of disparate passengers to work together for their own well-being, devolves quickly into a stodgy exercise of wanton blandness in Omid Nooshin’s debut, Last Passenger. Arriving in Us theaters after initial foreign DVD releases (and finally a theatrical bow in native UK last Fall), it’s anyone’s guess as to what the impetus was behind granting succor to this tasteless cinematic offering by releasing it in an already oversaturated market.
On the last train coming out of London, hard pressed doctor and single dad Lewis Shaler (Dougray Scott) is trying to head home for the Christmas season with his young son, Max. But a patient emergency means a slight detour for the pair. Luckily, Lewis »
- Nicholas Bell
Based on the young adult novel by Patrick Ness, the film will centre around a young boy who seeks escape from school bullies and his mother's illness in a fairy tale world.
Jones will play Mum, while Neeson is in line for the role of Monster.
Based on a idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, the book won the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals.
Jones can currently be seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
A Monster Calls will be released on October 14, 2016. »
"The Impossible" filmmaker J.A. Bayona is prepping his next project, and it's a doozy, with an adaptation of Patrick Ness' fantasy novel "A Monster Calls," and he's now putting his cast together. And the first one on board is Felicity Jones, with the actress joining the Black List approved story that follows an adolescent boy with a terminally ill single mother begins having visions of a tree monster, who tells him the truths about life in the form of three stories, helping him to eventually cope with his emotions over his dying mom. Jones will play the mother, with Liam Neeson apparently being courted to play the monster, but we'll see how that turns out. "A Monster Calls" arrives on October 14, 2016. [Deadline] What's better than one Tom Hardy? Two of them. Everyone's favorite grumpy teddybear signed up a couple months back to play twin gangsters in Brian Helgeland's "Legends" (previously called "Legend, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona ('The Orphanage') is lining up his newest directorial project which we already know to be an adaptation of 'A Monster Calls', a children's fantasy novel by British author Patrick Ness. It's not scheduled to hit theatres until 14 October 2016 so a lot can happen in the meantime but it's the beautiful Brit actress Felicity Jones -below ('The Amazing Spider-Man 2') who has stepped up first to lend her acting skillset to the cast list according to the folks over at Deadline. Cutie Jones will play the role of Mum. Liam Neeson ('Taken') is also currently being tapped up for the role of the 'monster'. The fantasy project will no doubt involve a lot of production particularly in the FX department so that may have a lot to do with the way off release date. It may also be »
Johansson is up for the role of the hypnotic python Kaa, while Nyong'o is lined up to voice Raksha, the adoptive wolf mother to hero Mowgli.
Warner Bros is also preparing its own take on the classic 19th-century book, with Andy Serkis directing.
The Jungle Book is scheduled for release on October 9, 2015 »
Felicity Jones has been one of the most successful British actors to break Hollywood in the past five years, with films such as Cemetary Junction, Like Crazy and The Invisible Woman all displaying the gorgeous star’s incredible acting abilities.
After most recently appearing in Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-man 2 in a role foreshadowing exciting future prospects, the Brummie actress is reportedly in final negotiations to star in Juan Antonio Bayona’s A Monster Calls. The film is based on the acclaimed 2011 fantasy novel of the same name by Patrick Ness (who will also write the film adaptation). A Monster Calls revolves around a thirteen year old boy named Conor who suffers from extreme nightmares. Conor is ‘visited’ by a large tree shaped monster who promises to tell him three stories in exchange for his own. The many visitations from the monster result in Conor confronting his own feelings »
- Ben Read
Given that it not only covers the same narrative ground as the hyperkinetic 2004 French actioner “District B13,” but even borrows one of that film’s stars — the amazingly nimble, frequently shirtless parkour artist David Belle — there’s no denying that “Brick Mansions” qualifies as one of the more redundant English-language remakes on record. Which in no way makes it an unnecessary or unenjoyable one: Ten years on, this second stab at the same material from Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp generates nearly as much propulsive excitement as its predecessor, and considering how few saw “District B13” Stateside (where it grossed only $1.2 million theatrically), there’s clearly a sizable American audience ready to thrill to all those glass-smashing, stairwell-hopping stunts.
Still, the chief draw and talking point for this quick-and-dirty Relativity release will surely be Paul Walker, seen here in the last role he completed filming before his death in November. It »
- Justin Chang
We first reported on this adaptation of Patrick Ness' novel back in March, when River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features teamed up to produce and finance the project. Felicity Jones is playing "Mum" in this story, which centers on a young boy who escapes into his own fantasy world, to get away from his dying mother and the classmates who bully him daily. This new world is filled with monsters and fairy tales that deal with loss, courage and faith. Patrick Ness wrote the book based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd. Ness and his illustrator Jim Kay won the Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012, which are presented to the U.K.'s best children's books each year. »
Last month, news broke that The Impossible’s director Juan Antonio Bayona would be headed into fantasy territory for an adaptation of A Monster Calls. He’s putting the cast together, with word that Felicity Jones has landed a major role.Writer Patrick Ness has adapted his own novel for the film, which was itself based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd. A Monster Calls follows a boy who tries to deal with his mother’s serious illness and bullying from classmates by escaping into a fantastical world full of beasts, heroes, warriors and more. His fairy tale life involves courage, loss and faith and helps him handle his troubled existence.Jones is set to play his mother, and Bayona is apparently looking to land Liam Neeson as the titular monster, though according to Deadline he’s still in early discussions and a deal is nowhere near complete. As for Jones’ more recent jobs, »
From writer/director Luc Besson, the action-thriller Lucy is about a woman (Scarlett Johansson) who is accidentally caught in a dark deal, and then turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. For more on the film, watch the trailer and read our WonderCon panel recap. While at WonderCon to promote the film’s August 8th release, filmmaker Luc Besson spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about who Lucy is, how he’d been thinking about and working on this project for 10 years, that he doesn’t like to cut a lot of scenes, but he likes to allow himself a bit of room during editing, and how, if the film is huge, he would think about a possible sequel. He also talked about the sci-fi trilogy he will probably do next, how no one will actually get taken in Taken 3, »
- Christina Radish
Maybe one day, Nat Turner's revolt will finally inspire a film that we all get to see; Maybe not. But I suppose if it were indeed to happen, Nate Parker certainly would be an actor who would be suitable for the part. And luckily, he's interested. Actually, he's more than interested. As he told us in an interview while plugging his last film, Non-Stop (the Liam Neeson airplane actioner): One of my biggest passions is to play Nat Turner. That's a project that we're working to get done. A lot of people thought he was a bad guy, but it's perspective. I don't think he was a bad guy at all, but we all have our ideas of what we want and why we want it, and what we'll do to achieve those »
- Tambay A. Obenson
After an acclaimed breakout turn in the bittersweet romantic drama Like Crazy, Felicity Jones is moving up the Hollywood totem pole with a leading role in Juan Antonio Bayona’s dark fantasy A Monster Calls, which Focus Features recently scheduled for release in the fall of 2016.
The film, based on the bestselling children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness, centers on a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and bullying from his peers by retreating into a fantastical world filled with monsters and fairy tales. When one of the monsters follows the boy home, he begins an exchange of stories with it, leading to unexpected consequences for both of them.
Jones will likely play the mother of the young protagonist, who is still uncast. It’s just one of several buzzy projects for the young actress, as she’ll next be seen in tentpole The Amazing Spider-Man 2 »
- Isaac Feldberg
The first bit of casting news has arrived for Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, which is being produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage), as Felicity Jones is making a deal to star.
According to Deadline, Jones (pictured) will play the character of Mum, and the filmmakers are courting Liam Neeson for the role of the Monster.
A Monster Calls is based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the Chaos Walking trilogy). It will be distributed by Focus Features domestically, Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain, and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.
Look for it in theatres via River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features on October 14, 2016.
A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his »
- Steve Barton
Brit "It" woman Felicity Jones ("Breathe In," "The Invisible Woman") has landed a starring role in Spanish helmer Juan Antonio Bayona's adaptation of the children's fantasy novel "A Monster Calls." Per Deadline, Jones will play the character of Mum, and the production is reportedly courting Liam Neeson to play the part of "the Monster." So what's the set-up of the tale by author Patrick Ness (who is also penning the script)? A young boy retreats into a fantastical world of monsters and other creatures as a way of coping with the illness of his mother and bullying classmates. The film, which is eyeing a fall 2016 release, is a co-production between River Road, Lionsgate, Participant and Focus Features. Next up on Jones' slate is "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," James Marsh's "Theory of Everything," and "True Story," opposite James Franco and Jonah Hill. Bayona, who directed 2012's tsunami-drama "The Impossible" and 2007 horror title "The Orphanage, »
- Beth Hanna
It will open against Warner Bros.’ Liam Neeson actioner “Run All Night” and Universal’s long-stalled “Seventh Son,” starring Jeff Bridges as a medieval wizard. Depp portrays the title character in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.
Depp’s sci-fier “Transcendence” performed poorly at the box office last weekend, grossing less than $11 million.
“Mortdecai,” based on the three-novel anthology by Kyril Bonfiglioli, wrapped production earlier this year after shooting in Los Angeles and London. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, Oliver Platt, Aubrey Plaz and Jeff Goldblum complete the star-studded cast.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Felicity Jones is making a deal to star in A Monster Calls, the Juan Antonio Bayona-directed adaptation of the Patrick Ness children’s fantasy novel. I’ve heard that she will play the character of Mum, and that the filmmakers are courting Liam Neeson for the role of the Monster, though I am not sure that will result in a deal. The film tells the tale of a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith. Ness wrote the book based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and Ness and illustrator Jim Kay won Britain’s Carnegie and Greenaway Medals for the book which Ness has turned into a script. The film is a co-production between River Road Entertainment, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Felicity Jones is the first to join the cast of Focus Features' A Monster Calls . Deadline reports that Jones will play "Mum" in director Juan Antonio Bayona's take on the award-winning children.s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness. What's more, the outlet reports that Liam Neeson is being sought to play the title monster. A Monster Calls is a drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother.s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith. Ness wrote the novel based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and he and illustrator Jim Kay won Britain.s prestigious Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012, presented to the »
Lionsgate announced today that director David Koepp's Mortdecai is set to hit theaters on February 6, 2015. Now in production, the film stars Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, Oliver Platt, Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Goldblum. Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. The February 6 date has Mortdecai opening opposite Jaume Collett-Sera's thriller Run All Night (starring Liam Neeson) and Sergei Bodrov's fantasy tale Seventh Son »
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