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Exclusive: Grimm star Bitsie Tulloch is the latest to board Sony’s untitled NFL concussion film, starring Will Smith as a neuropathologist investigating the long-term effects of head trauma suffered by pro-footballers. Tulloch, a series regular on NBC’s supernatural drama Grimm, will play Keana Strzelczyk, the wife of a former NFL player. Peter Landesman wrote and is directing the NFL pic based on Jeanne Marie Laskas’s GQ article “Game Brain” which exposed the discovery of Cte, the concussion syndrome that contributed to the suicides of former NFL superstars like Dave Duerson and Junior Seau.
Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman, and Elizabeth Cantillon are producing the film which starts production in a few weeks. Michael Schaefer and David Crockett are executive producers. Tulloch most recently appeared on the big screen in Landesman’s directorial debut Parkland opposite Paul Giamatti. Her feature credits include a starring role in indie Caroline & Jackie, »
- Jen Yamato
Lakeshore Entertainment has injected a title into a typically quiet run-up to the market, announcing that Sierra/Affinity will introduce buyers to the romantic action comedy starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick.
The story charts a luckless lady who finally meets the man of her dreams and must deal with the consequences after she learns he is a reformed hitman.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Selma, the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for African-Americans, has confirmed a 6th February release date for 2015. Next year also marks the historic 50th anniversary of this pivotal moment in the Us Civil Rights Movement.
With a great cast that includes the ever-impressive Brit actor David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., the film tracks a dangerous and terrifying three month campaign led by Martin Luther King Jr. which culminated in the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The campaign galvanized American public opinion and persuaded President Johnson to introduce the Voting Rights Act, protecting Africa-Americans’ right to vote.
Directed by the Middle Of Nowhere’s Ava DuVernay, the film co-stars Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson; Carmen Ejogo as Coretta King; Tim Roth as Governor George Wallace; and Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper.
Selma’s screenplay was »
- Dan Bullock
★★★☆☆Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco (2014), about the marriage of Hollywood film star Grace Kelly (Nicole Kidman) and Prince Rainier (Tim Roth) is beautifully shot but lacks depth and tension. When Grace married Prince Rainer III of Monaco in 1956 it was like a fairy tale come true: iconic beauty gets her prince. But Grace sacrificed a successful career for her marriage and Dahan's film opens six years later when the cracks have begun to show. Grace finds it lonely bringing up two small children, while her husband is increasingly absent from the palace; embroiled in a row with France and dealing with affairs of state. So when Alfred Hitchcock (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) turns up to offer her a part in Marnie, she's sorely tempted.
- CineVue UK
After having worked in a supporting player capacity in Melancholia, Brady Corbet has turned to Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac for some creative persuasion in terms of casting some supporting players of his own. While there was a mention of this as of last week via the blogsphere, Screen Daily are the first to confirm the news that Stacy Martin will indeed star in The Childhood of a Leader — she will a French teacher to the film’s child protagonist which has yet to be revealed. The trade also reports that production has been pushed into the new year (January), but the biggest piece of news is that the legendary Scott Walker is composing an original soundtrack for the film.
- Eric Lavallee
The fresh-faced Stacy Martin bent over backwards (among other positions) to humanize "Young Joe," a companion to Charlotte Gainsbourg's character, in Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac." While this year's only two-part sex parable isn't earning much love in the way of awards buzz, the model-turned-actress made enough of an impression to catch filmmakers' eyes. Her latest projection pairs her with a leading man that will inevitably catapult her to the mainstream. That's the magic of Robert Pattinson. Screen Daily reports that Martin has joined the cast of "The Childhood of a Leader," the directorial debut of "Simon Killer" and "Clouds of Sils Maria" actor Brady Corbet. She'll costar alongside the previously cast Pattinson, Tim Roth and Berenice Bejo in the drama that's set to shoot this Janaury in Budapest. According to the announcement, "The Childhood of a Leader" is “a chilling fable about the rise of fascism in the 20th Century. »
- Matt Patches
If you've been keeping an ear to the ground, you know that actor turned filmmaker Brady Corbet has been one worth keeping an eye on. He's already co-written two films, and starred in the resulting movies ("Simon Killer," "The Sleepwalker"), and now he's going behind the camera to direct his first feature. "The Childhood Of A Leader," co-written with 'Sleepwalker' scribe Mona Fastvold, already lined up Robert Pattinson, Tim Roth, and Berenice Bejo to star, and now has added another fast rising talent, as well a a surprising name to score the movie. "Nymphomaniac" star Stacy Martin has joined the ambitious film, which follows a young American living in France in 1918 who encounters what is described as "the birth of a terrifying ego" in a movie that's said to be “a chilling fable about the rise of fascism in the 20th Century.” In a bit of genius move, Corbet has »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The $5m feature is a collaboration between Swedish producer Helena Danielsson, Chris Coen from Unanimous Entertainment (UK) and Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre from Mact Productions (France). Co-producer is Ildiko Kemeny of Pioneer Pictures Hungary.
- email@example.com (Geoffrey Macnab)
The Kennedys: After Camelot
Holmes will also executive produce and direct one of the four episodes with "24" veteran Jon Cassar helming the other three. Shooting begins in the spring in Canada. [Source: The Live Feed]
Olivia Thirlby ("Dredd") and Nelsan Ellis ("True Blood" have joined the ensemble cast of Kyle Alvarez's "The Stanford Prison Experiment". Thirlby will play the wife of Billy Crudup's Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Ellis will play Jesse Fletcher.
The story deals with the infamous 1971 psychological exercise in which college students exhibited shocking cruel and sadistic behavior when divided into camps of prisoners and prison guards. Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, James Frecheville, Johnny Simmons, Ki Hong Lee and Michael Angarano also star. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Story follows a girl unlucky with love who finally finds the man of her dreams only to discover that he is a hitman on the run from several criminal syndicates.
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: Hell On Wheels star Anson Mount has joined the cast of Mr. Right, the hitman action romance starring Anna Kendrick as girl unlucky in love and Sam Rockwell as the assassin she accidentally falls for. Filming begins next week in New Orleans under helmer Paco Cabezas (Neon Flesh), who’s directing from a script by Chronicle‘s Max Landis.
Mount will play Richard Cartigan, a member of a New Jersey crime syndicate who’s jockeying to become head of the family. Also joining Mount alongside Rockwell, Kendrick, Tim Roth, RZA,and James Ransone in the cast are Michael Eklund (Bates Motel, The Call) as the tattooed thug Johnny Howl, and Katie Nehra (Alex Of Venice), who’ll play the bookish roommate to Kendrick’s Martha.
- Jen Yamato
Quentin Tarantino has tapped Jennifer Jason Leigh to play Daisy, the female lead in his much-anticipated Western, The Hateful Eight. Sources close to the production confirm reports that the Fast Times at Ridgemont High actress is in talks to join the cast, which also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern. In the film, a bounty hunter and stagecoach full of shady post-Civil War characters find shelter from a blizzard in a desolate country inn, where they encounter even more suspicious figures. Daisy is the mysterious prisoner handcuffed to the rugged bounty hunter played by Russell. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Jennifer Jason Leigh is in talks to take on the lead female role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming western The Hateful Eight. She will join Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen, who have also been confirmed to star in the movie. The last we heard, Viggo Mortensen was also rumored to be in talks to join the film as a "ruthless gang leader." The movie is scheduled to start shooting in January 2015, and this is what it's about:
The Hateful Eight follows the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, and traps a pitiless and mistrustful group which includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.
Leigh is a very talented actress who has done of ton of film and TV work over the years, »
- Joey Paur
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Road to Perdition, The Machinist) was just hired to play the lead female role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "The Hateful Eight" western, which will likely co-stars Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins, Denis Menochet and Bruce Dern. "The Hateful Eight" is set in Wyoming following the Civil War. Story follows two bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff as they wait for a storm to pass with four men who may or may not be attempting to free the prisoner. Leigh will play Daisy Domergue, who is wanted for murder and due to hang for her crimes. The role of Daisy Domergue was one of the most coveted in Hollywood in recent months, with Michelle Williams, Hilary Swank, Robin Wright and Demi Moore all vying for it. »
Quentin Tarantino has hired Hollywood's most underrated actress to play the female lead in his next film, The Hateful Eight. The super lovely Jennifer Jason Leigh will play Daisy Domergue in the upcoming western. (Is it too much if I write Yippee?)
The Hateful Eight will reunite Tarantino with a number of actors, including Samuel L. Jackson (Major Warren), Kurt Russell (John Ruth), Tim Roth (Oswaldo Mobray), Michael Madsen (Joe Gage) and Walton Goggins (Chris Mannix) and Denis Menochet (Bob) are expected to star alongside Bruce Dern, who will play General Smithers.
The film is set in Wyoming and takes place after the Civil War. The story focuses on two bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff as they wait for a storm to pass with four men who may or may not be attempting to free the prisoner.
Leigh has been cast as Daisy Domergue, who's »
- Laura Frances
According to THR, Jennifer Jason Leigh has been cast as Daisy Domergue, a.k.a. "The Prisoner,” in Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming Western The Hateful Eight, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen. That is, unless someone leaks Tarantino's second draft of the script, too, in which case we’re probably going to have to start this process all over again. »
- Anna Silman
When the director held the live reading of his screenplay back in April, Amber Tamblyn read the role of Daisy Domergue, a woman who is wanted for murder and set to hang for her crimes. Jennifer Jason Leigh actually attended the live screenplay reading in Los Angeles, sitting next to The Weinstein Company chairmen Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein along with producer Stacey Sher. The role was one of the most coveted for Hollywood actresses in recent months, with Jennifer Jason Leigh beating out other notable performers such as Michelle Williams, Hilary Swank, Robin Wright and Demi Moore.
Quentin Tarantino has cast Jennifer Jason Leigh has the female lead in his upcoming film, The Hateful Eight. The actress is the first official cast member to join the project, as the other names that have been mentioned (Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Walton Goggins) have not yet been confirmed. However, the report does mention that Bruce Dern, another one who was expected to show up, is set for a role in the film.
As for Leigh, she’ll play Daisy Domergue, “a woman wanted for murder who begins the story in the clutches of bounty hunters.” Said bounty hunters will reported by played by Jackson and Madsen, but again, we haven’t heard anything official about their involvement just yet.
In terms of the plot, The Hateful Eight will start off with the three aforementioned characters who, along with the sheriff, take off in »
- Matt Joseph
Jennifer Jason Leigh has been cast as the female lead in Quentin Tarantino's post-Civil War western The Hateful Eight, sources tell THR. Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen are all set to appear in the film version after being part of a star-studded reading of the script in April. Amber Tamblyn took on the role of female lead Daisy during the live reading, but Tarantino looked at several actresses for the coveted role for the film version. The film will shoot in early 2015, with The Weinstein Co. planning for its release in the
- Rebecca Ford
So far, info on the cast for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight has been little more than speculation. While we have a good idea that actors such as Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Walton Goggins will have roles in the film, thanks in part to their participation in the live-read of the […]
- Russ Fischer
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