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The Important News We got our first look at Laika's Kubo and the Two Strings. Justin Lin will direct the next Star Trek movie. Katherine Waterston will play the female lead in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic. James Gunn stated that most of the Guardians of the Galaxy will never interact with The Avengers. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was the one movie to rule them all last weekend. The Videos and Geek Stuff Trailers: Entourage, In the Heart of the Sea, Focus, The Wedding Ringer, To Write Love on Her Arms, Woman in Gold, Suburban Gothic and McFarland, USA. And here are the best trailers of the week. Plus a clip from Kingsman: The Secret Service. Watch...
- Christopher Campbell
Universal is prepping for the start of shooting “Steve Jobs” in late January in the San Francisco Bay Area and has put out a casting call for vintage tech nerds. No Mark Zuckerberg-style hoodie wearers or “Silicon Valley” types need apply, though — “Steve Jobs” is set at the dawn of the Apple era in the 1980s and 1990s. Both men and women with fluffy ’80s hairstyles are in demand as extras for the period movie.
Beau Bonneau Casting is seeking locals for paid extra work for the film, which covers three of Jobs’ product launches. Background actors will portray cafe patrons, audience, press, engineers, marketing teams, interns and technicians.
“Production’s strongest need is for Men 18-40s with flexible schedules and comb-able length hair and/or men willing to grow their hair, facial hair, sideburns to match 80s-90s time periods,” the notice said. “Women should have natural hair colors, »
- Dave McNary
Had it up to here with Ralphie and his rifle? Need a break from George Bailey and Clark Griswold and John McClane? Sometimes, you’ve just gotta take even the most beloved Christmas movies out of the rotation so you can love them all the more next year after a little break. If you’re looking to switch up your holiday viewing habits, check out these terrific flicks from my film guide Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas that might have traveled beneath your radar. You might like them enough to make them a new part of your annual traditions. Millions (2004) Between his breakout hit Trainspotting and the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, director Danny Boyle gave us this charming and offbeat tale about two motherless brothers and their holiday...
- Alonso Duralde
Katherine Waterston has been cast as the female lead in the Steve Jobs biopic. The eagerly awaited film has encountered numerous casting problems over the last few months - such as Christian Bale backing out of the project - but it finally appears to be coming together, with Waterston cast as Chrisann, Jobs' long-term girlfriend and the mother of his first child. The 34-year-old actress, who has previously starred in 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Inherent Vice' and 'Robot & Frank', will appear on screen alongside Michael Fassbender, who has been cast as Jobs, Deadline reports. The Danny Boyle-directed film will also feature Seth Rogen, who will play Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. Earlier this month, leaked Sony emails revealed that scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin wanted Tom Cruise to play Steve Jobs in the new biopic. He said: ''This used to be an event. I don't know who Michael Fassbender »
After the New York Film Festival screening of "Inherent Vice," there were a number of cranky complaints that the movie didn’t make any sense. It’s true, the intricacies of Paul Thomas Anderon’s hazy, stoned crime caper isn’t easy to digest, especially if they’re soaked up only once. But even the most livid Nyff attendee had to agree that relative newcomer Katherine Waterston, wooing and mellowing out Joaquin Phoenix’s wily Larry "Doc" Sportello, was a discovery. The people wanted more (and, for a certain contingent, more of her in something they could understand). Well, get ready, NYFFers, Waterston’s just made the leap to the mainstream: She’ll star opposite Michael Fassbender in the developing Steve Jobs biopic. After courting Natalie Portman for the role, Variety reports that producers landed on Waterston for the role of Steve Jobs’ wife. She joins Fassbender and Seth Rogen, »
- Matt Patches
It looks like director Danny Boyle’s (127 Hours) Steve Jobs biopic is picking up pace, with Deadline revealing that Inherent Vice star Katherine Waterston has joined the project in the role of Chrisann, the Apple co-founder’s first wife.
Following the departure of Christian Bale from the lead, Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) has signed on to play Jobs, while the cast also includes Seth Rogen (The Interview) as Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels (Dumb and Dumber To) as John Scully. The film is loosely based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs, and has been penned by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network).
- Gary Collinson
Following her turn as Shasta in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, Katherine Waterston is moving over to Universal's Steve Jobs biopic. Deadline reports the actress is tasked with playing a lead role as Jobs's first longtime girlfriend and partner, Chrisann Brennan, who is also the mother of his first child. The movie, which will be directed by Danny Boyle (and written by Aaron Sorkin), should begin production in 2015. Waterston joins Michael Fassbender, who's playing Jobs; Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak; and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld. Sadly, no sign of Sportello here — yet. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Universal picked up “Jobs” out of turnaround last month after Sony let it go.
The news was first reported by Deadline.com.
- Dave McNary
Katherine Waterston has been cast in the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic, according to reports. According to Deadline, the Inherent Vice actress has been offered the role of Chrisann, Jobs' first wife, who shared a sometimes acrimonious relationship with Jobs. Michael Fassbender is in talks to play Jobs while Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak. The project, which was written by Aaron Sorkin, is based on the Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, and was originally set up at Sony before Universal picked it up. Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady are producing. The untitled film is set to film sometime next year. »
- Teresa Jue
Casting continues on director Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie. Michael Fassbender is set to play the Apple innovator in the Aaron Sorkin-scripted biopic, with Seth Rogen onboard as Steve Wozniak and Michael Stuhlbarg poised to fill the role of Andy Hertzfeld, the computer scientist and inventor who was part of the original Apple development team. A few days ago we learned that Kate Winslet had entered negotiations to join the film, and now word comes that Inherent Vice standout Katherine Waterston has landed the lead role of Chrisaan, the mother of Jobs’ first child. More after the jump. Aaron Sorkin’s script for the untitled Steve Jobs movie is a unique take on the biopic genre in that it is comprised of only three scenes, each set around the launch of three different Apple products: the Mac, the NeXT, and the iPod. Deadline reports that Waterson will be »
- Adam Chitwood
Waterston will play the female lead Chrisann, Jobs' long-term girlfriend and mother of his first child, reports Deadline.
The film was dropped by Sony Pictures in late November, but was picked up days later by Universal Pictures.
The film will start production next year. »
Just a few days after actress Kate Winslet signed on for the female lead in Universal's Steve Jobs biopic, Inherent Vice breakout star Katherine Waterston has been offered another lead role. If she signs on, the actress will play Chrisann, the high school girlfriend and first wife of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who will be portrayed by Michael Fassbender. It isn't quite clear if the actress has entered negotiations quite yet, or if she has just been offered the role.
Seth Rogen co-stars as the other Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, with Michael Stuhlbarg playing Andy Hertzfeld, a computer scientist/inventor who helped develop the Macintosh Operating System with the original Apple team. Herzfeld worked with Steve Jobs until he left for Google in 2005. It isn't clear how many more key roles are needed to be filled, but screenwriter Aaron Sorkin revealed last month that Steve Jobs' daughter Lisa will »
The Steve Jobs movie, which recently shifted from Sony Pictures to Universal Pictures, is in the final stages of locking down its leading cast. The as-yet untitled picture is set to lens early next year, with Danny Boyle directing from a script penned by Aaron Sorkin. To ensure the shooting schedule stays on track, the casting process is moving forward with the addition of Inherent Vice star, Katherine Waterston.
As reported by Deadline, the actress will be commandeering the key role of Jobs’ long-term girlfriend, Chrisann. In the 2013 Ashton Kutcher-led Jobs movie, the small role was played by Ahna O’Reilly. Something to bear in mind however; this isn’t the same part offered to – and turned down by – Natalie Portman. That character, Apple’s head of marketing Joanna Hoffman, is still up for grabs, with Kate Winslet now in consideration for the part.
Looking at the status of the flick, »
- Gem Seddon
The developing Steve Jobs biopic that moved from Sony Pictures to Universal Pictures is still trying to finalize a cast before going in front of cameras for director Danny Boyle. Michael Fassbender is playing Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen will be his right hand man Steve Wozniak, and now Deadline reports Inherent Vice star Katherine Waterston has landed a pivotal female role as Chrisann, the first wife of Steve Jobs. This isn't the same role that Natalie Portman passed on, but Kate Winslet has been mentioned to be in the running to take the role, though a deal hasn't been solidified. This is shaping up to be a great cast. Read on! Winslet's role would be that of Joanna Hoffman, head of marketing for the Mac team. Previously said to be circling a role is screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" star Jeff Daniels as John Sculley was the CEO of Apple. »
- Ethan Anderton
Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs film Jobs has gotten more updates than a version of iOS. Now Deadline is reporting that Katherine Waterston, the lead actress in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, has joined the film as Chrisann, Jobs’s first wife.
Early this week, there were numerous reports that Kate Winslet was in early talks to join the film alongside star Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak. But just like Natalie Portman’s role before, she too seems to have been scuttled.
Of course, any casting news about this film has to be taken with a grain of salt, as it was only a matter of days before Christian Bale was cast and then dropped out. And of course Danny Boyle was not the first director on Aaron Sorkin’s project, with David Fincher being the first to go. Even Sony and Scott Rudin dropped the »
- Brian Welk
Everest: Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin are featured in a new image from Everest, covered up against the elements. They star as mountain climbers on an expedition that goes tragically wrong; Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, Robin Wright and Keira Knightley also star. The movie is due in theaters on September 18. [Flickering Myth] Steve Jobs Movie: Kate Winslet (above in this year's Divergent) is the latest star to enter negotiations to appear in the upcoming movie about Steve Jobs, to be directed by Danny Boyle. Her role is described as the female lead; Michael Fassbender will play Apple cofounder Jobs, with Seth Rogen set to costar as fellow Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak. [Variety] Suburban Gothic Trailer: The first trailer...
- Peter Martin
Last night, director Scott Derrickson gave Marvel fans a little treat with an image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. It came along with a caption that read, “Strange but not a stranger,” which is from the Talking Heads song "Burning Down the House." There's no word on if this is fan art or something more official giving us a tease of what's to come. One thing is for sure, it's director approved. I love that Cumberbatch is taking on Strange, and I can't wait to see him in full costume!
The Phase 3 Marvel film is set to be released November 4th, 2016. To see a collection of fan art that we previously posted, click here.
I've also included the full press release on Cumberbatch's casting from the studio below:
- Joey Paur
According to Variety, Kate Winslet is in negotiations to take on the lead female role in Universal Picture’s Steve Jobs biopic. She will join Michael Fassbender, who is set to play Jobs, and Seth Rogen, who is on board to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jeff Daniels is also looking to join the project as former Apple President John Scully.
Danny Boyle is directing the film from a script written by Aaron Sorkin. The movie was originally set up at Sony Pictures, but they just couldn’t seem to get it together, so they kind of just gave up on it and let Universal Pictures take it.
There’s no word on who Winslet will play in the movie, but it’s probably the same role that Natalie Portman was up for before she dropped out. If that’s the case, Winslet could be playing Jobs’ daughter, but that’s not confirmed. »
- Joey Paur
After sputtering its way through development hell, the Aaron Sorkin-penned film, Jobs, continues to show signs of forward momentum. Despite directors and actors like David Fincher and Christian Bale walking away from it, the film lives. Even Sony dropping the film from its slate didn't kill this thing. Now with a new lease on life over at Universal pictures, with Danny Boyle at the helm, and with Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen set to star in it, comes news of the film potentially finding its female lead. Last month, it was Natalie Portman who was said to be in talks for the part, but those talks fizzled.
According to Variety, the new actress that's being pursued is Kate Winslet. This would be another high-profile "get" for the production, as Winslet has been nominated for 6 Academy Awards- with a win for Best Actress for her work in The Reader. It's »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Winslet will take the female lead, which was previously expected to go to Natalie Portman.
Jeff Daniels is also reported to be in talks for the role of former Apple president John Scully.
Aaron Sorkin is writing the script.
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