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Thwaites is being considered to take on the role of British soldier Henry, a character described by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the sequel's male leads.
Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush are expected to reprise their roles as the eccentric pirate Jack Sparrow and the Black Pearl's mutinous captain Hector Barbossa, respectively. Javier Bardem is in talks to play a new villain. »
By this point, we’ve come to expect that every Pirates of the Caribbean movie needs a milquetoast hero at its center, to balance out the quirkiness of Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. Orlando Bloom fit that mold in the first three films, and was replaced by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s Sam Claflin in the fourth film, and now it looks like The Giver and Maleficent actor Brenton Thwaites is in talks for Pirates 5.
The news comes from TheWrap, who state that Thwaites is circling the role of a British soldier named Henry. No other details are given, but they do affirm that Javier Bardem is in talks to play the villain. Christoph Waltz was in the running for a while, but dropped out to focus on Bond 24 instead.
- James Garcia
Production on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is getting closer with a start date of February planned in Australia, and that means it's time for the cast to start surfacing. We already know Johnny Depp will be back as Captain Jack Sparrow and Geoffrey Rush is also returning as Captain Barbossa with rumblings of Ian McShane possibly being back in the mix as well. New cast members include Javier Bardem as the film's villain, Captain Brand, a ghost bent on revenge against Sparrow, whom he holds responsible for the death of his brother, and now The Wrap has added The Giver star Brenton Thwaites. Details on Thwaites' character are sparse, but he'll be playing a British soldier named Henry. Maybe I'm reaching here, but Thwaites shares some prominent features with Orlando Bloom, who has also been rumored to re-enter the franchise as Will Turner again. Is »
- Ethan Anderton
Rosamund Pike nearly stole the show in David Fincher's "Gone Girl" but he stole the hearts of the Palm Springs International Film Festival's committee members. The actress is getting the Breakthrough Performance Award! Last year, "12 Years A Slave's" Lupita Nyong'o received the same award and walked all the way to Oscar glory!
Palm Springs, CA (November 21, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Rosamund Pike with the Breakthrough Performance Award, Actress at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.
.Rosamund Pike perfectly taps into Gillian Flynn.s »
Casting on the billion dollar swashbuckling series is getting well underway, with Maleficent‘s Brenton Thwaites now in Disney’s crosshairs for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Courtesy of The Wrap, who revealed the scoop exclusively, it seems the studio are looking to secure his fresh young presence to steer the flailing franchise into more lucrative waters.
Previous reports indicated that Thwaites was on a shortlist of up-and-coming actors in contention for the sought-after role. Alongside the young Aussie, Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Mitchell Hope, George Mackay, and Sam Keeley were all thought to be competing for the role of British soldier Henry.
After an appearance this year as the Prince in Sleeping Beauty reboot, Maleficent, and stellar turns in Oculus and The Giver, there’s no reason to doubt the rising star can’t tackle the grit of such a colossal franchise. And now that »
- Gem Seddon
With production scheduled to begin this February, the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is starting to come together, with Brenton Thwaites in talks to star alongside Johnny Depp.
Brenton Thwaites is playing a British soldier named Henry. Although no further details were given for the character, Henry is said to be a key role and important to the storyline. We reported last month that the actor was in contention for this important character along with Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), George MacKay (Pride), Mitchell Hope (The Descendants), Ansel Elgort ( The Fault in Our Stars) and Sam Keeley (In the Heart of the Sea).
We also reported last month that Javier Bardem is in talks to play the villainous Captain Brand, a ghost seeking revenge against Captain Jack Sparrow, who he holds responsible for his brother's murder. Geoffrey Rush is expected to return as Barbosa, »
A fresh face has been added to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which is now over a decade old believe it or not. A couple of weeks ago, we got word that a number of young actors were in the running to join Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in the coveted new role of Henry, a British soldier. The shortlist included The Fault in Our Stars standout Ansel Elgort, The Giver star Brenton Thwaites and others, but now it appears that the victor has been selected: Thwaites. The 25-year-old Australian actor had two high-profile roles this year with Maleficent and the dystopian adaptation The Giver, in addition to the sci-fi indie The Signal, and now he’s in talks to join one of the most popular franchises around. More after the jump. The Wrap reports that Thwaites is currently in negotiations to join the cast »
- Adam Chitwood
Brenton Thwaites has nabbed a key role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Disney’s latest Jack Sparrow adventure. Johnny Depp is back as Jack Sparrow, as is Geoffrey Rush, playing Barbosa, in the big tentpole that will shoot for five months next year in Australia. Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are directing. Thwaites, who is in final negotiations, will play an Orlando Bloom/Will Turner equivalent in the new movie. The character’s name is Henry, and he's a British soldier. Javier Bardem is in final negotiations to be the movie’s villain, a ghost captain who blames Sparrow for the
- Borys Kit
After reading actors last week for the highly coveted role, Disney and Johnny Depp look to have found Jack Sparrow’s new mate.
Pre-production on “Pirates” is already under way in Australia, where the big-budget sequel will be shot. The film will bow in July 2017.
TheWrap first reported the news.
- Justin Kroll
The first three had Orlando Bloom, the fourth had Sam Claflin, now the fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" has cast its young hunk role and this time it's set to be played by rising young Australian star Brenton Thwaites ("The Giver," "Maleficent").
Thwaites is in talks for the role of a British soldier named Henry in the project which follows Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) being hunted by Captain Brand (Javier Bardem), a ghost bent on revenge against Sparrow whom he holds responsible for the murder of his brother.
Geoffrey Rush is expected back as Captain Barbossa, though other casting hasn't been revealed at this point.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Just like Jack Sparrow's liver, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise takes a licking and keeps on ticking. The cast is slowly coming together for the fifth movie in the series, and its latest addition seems to be Brenton Thwaites. The young Aussie actor ("The Giver," "Maleficent," the upcoming "Son of a Gun") is reportedly in talks to join the cast as a British soldier named Henry. If he signs on the dotted line, he'll be joining Johnny Depp as Sparrow - or is it Sparrow as Johnny Depp? It's hard to tell the difference any more, what with all the accessories and drunken hijinks.
We're way more excited for the rumor Javier Bardem will join the gang as the villain of the movie, a vengeful ghost named Captain Brand. Bardem is no stranger to creepy characters; he won an Oscar for his performance as Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men, »
- Jenni Miller
The actor is currently making waves for his brilliant performance in "Whiplash," just in time for the Academy Awards season. Simmons will be joining previously announced winners, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.
Here's the complete press release:
Palm Springs, CA (November 18, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present J.K. Simmons with the Spotlight Award, Actor at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.
.Throughout his career J.K. Simmons had played a wide range of »
We all know there are plenty of celebrity kids that bear striking resemblance to their parents and actual sets of twins in Hollywood, but some of the best star "twins" aren't related at all. If you've ever done a double take while looking at Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem, or Amy Adams and Isla Fisher, we've got the ultimate treat for you. Keep reading to see 22 of the most mind-boggling look-alike stars who could totally pass as siblings. Source: Getty »
Javier Bardem’s turn as a Bond villain in Skyfall was icier than a naked Twister party in an igloo. How do you follow that performance? By casting diminutive screen psychopath Christoph Waltz of course, if recent reports are anything to go by. Variety have acquired this story from the Twitter feed of Daily Mail foghorner Baz Bamigboye, so while we can take it with a mini-avalanche of salt, we can at least comment on it as a plausible decision. Waltz fits the Daniel Craig era formula of recent years of casting a sinister European as adversary. If you haven’t seen him before, I’d describe him as a sort of sinister cousin of Jools Holland. I doubt anyone would object if his involvement was confirmed.
Bamigboye has also Tweeted the locations for Bond 24 as Mexico, Morocco, Austria, Italy and London, so as ever Eon Productions will be »
- Steve Palace
Javier Bardem played a very memorable villain in the last James Bond film "Skyfall," and now comes word that director Sam Mendes has found the actor to play the villain in the next installment. According to The Daily Mail, Mendes has cast Christoph Waltz as the main antagonist. The actor previously played the villain in "Inglourious Basterds" and will play the main bad guy in "Horrible Bosses 2." "James Bond 24" also stars Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Dave Bautista. It's set to hit theaters on November 6th, 2016. »
It would appear that the filmmakers behind the James Bond franchise have begun using the Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner pool of the last few years to help them find an appropriate villain. For Skyfall, Sam Mendes turned to Javier Bardem - who took home the aforementioned prize for his turn in the Coen brothers' No Country For Old Men - and now it's being reported that the upcoming Bond 24 is looking to bring on two-time Academy Award winner Christopher Waltz to square off against 007. The news comes from The Daily Mail, which says that the Django Unchained star has joined the project - but notes that there is a shade of mystery regarding exactly what role he is playing. One inside source told the British newspaper that Waltz is playing a "nemesis of sorts" -which makes us naturally think "villain" - but other insiders were a bit more »
By Anjelica Oswald
Since opening Nov. 6 with the world premiere of J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, AFI Fest has hosted the world premieres of Ava DuVernay’s Selma, Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler and Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, but it’s also hosted a variety of festival favorites, including Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, which closes the festival tonight. Miller, a two-time Oscar nominee, received the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival following the film’s premiere. This biographical film is based on the true story of brothers and wrestling gold medalists Mark (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) and their relationship with John du Pont (Steve Carell), which ultimately results in Dave’s murder. The film opens in theaters tomorrow. Twelve of the past 14 films to close AFI Fest have received Oscar nominations, two for best picture. Closing-night films at AFI Fest »
- Anjelica Oswald
I am sooo proud of our Palm Springs International Film Festival and equally happy that it's happening right in our own backyard! Just this morning, we heard that Eddie Redmayne, who is sweet and fabulous and a great actor to boot, is getting the Desert Palm Achievement Award for the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff). He's being honored for his excellent portrayal of Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything."
Redmayne will be joining previous Desert Palm Achievement Award recipients such as Jeff Bridges, Daniel Day-Lewis, Matthew McConaughey, and Sean Penn. And according to the press release, "in the years they were honored, Bridges, Day-Lewis, McConaughey, and Penn went on to win the Academy Award® for Best Actor."
Hhhmmmm, good karma? Premonition? Happenstance? I sure hope so!
Here's the complete press release:
Palm Springs, CA (November 07, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will »
Oscar Isaac rocked a mean mustache and mullet and Jessica Chastain wowed in a dress that looked like it was made of what she called a cooler version of bubble wrap at Thursday’s world premiere of “A Most Violent Year” at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, kicking off AFI Fest 2014.
The film from writer-director J.C. Chandor takes place in New York in 1981, one of the most crime-ridden years in the city’s history. Abel (Isaac) and his mob-connected wife, Anna (Chastain), fight to keep their business alive despite pressure from the city’s D.A. (David Oyelowo) and a mounting crime war against their workers.
Chandor, who was growing up in New Jersey and whose father worked in the city during the time in which the movie is set, said he had a feel for the danger and grime of the city in the period. He said he was »
- Kevin Noonan
Pointing to a specific seat in the front orchestra section of the vast Dolby Theatre before Thursday’s AFI Fest opening-night world premiere of his new film A Most Violent Year, writer-director Jc Chandor said “the last time I was in this room I was sitting right there and I lost to Woody Allen. Let’s hope it goes a little better tonight.”
Chandor was referring to the 2012 Oscar show, in which he was nominated for Original Screenplay for his first feature Margin Call. Although (unfairly I thought) overlooked by the Academy last year for his second film, All Is Lost — which at the very least should have snagged star Robert Redford a Best Actor nod but didn’t — I have a feeling he could perhaps find himself back at the Dolby in February in that same category where he duked it out with Woody.
More than one observer compared this dark, »
- Pete Hammond
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