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Normally found amping up the creepiness as Roman Godfrey on Netflix’s horror series Hemlock Grove, Bill Skarsgård is headed back to the big screen. He’s making a deal to play an unspecified role in the third Divergent film, Allegiant.We’ll offer the requisite Spoiler Warning here for anyone who hasn’t read the books and isn’t already familiar with the plot. Allegiant finds Tris (Shailene Woodley) getting to the heart of the mystery surrounding the future society she’s been standing up against and the factions at its core. Jeff Daniels signed recently to play David, the leader of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare, which originally created the various factions.Towards the end of the book, Tris starts to learn that David and the actions of his team (which apparently includes Skarsgård’s character, possibly Matthew from the book) might not exactly have everyone’s best interests at heart. »
Daniels is confirmed to be playing Bureau of Genetic Welfare chief David in a futuristic version of the Us.
“Hemlock Grove” star Bill Skarsgard is in negotiations to join Shailene Woodley in the “Divergent” sequel “Allegiant,” which serves as the two-part conclusion to thehit Ya franchise, multiple individuals with knowledge of the Summit Entertainment project have told TheWrap. A representative for Lionsgate, which owns Summit, had no comment. Woodley plays Tris Prior, a teenager living in a futuristic dystopian Chicago who discovers she’s “divergent” — someone who doesn’t fit into any one of her society’s rigidly segregated factions, which are all based on character traits. Skarsgard is expected to share scenes with fellow franchise newcomer Jeff Daniels, »
- Jeff Sneider and Linda Ge
This week saw a number of sad losses in the entertainment industry. The singers of both “Louie Louie” and “Stand by Me” passed away this week, as well as Oscar-nominated screenwriter Don Mankiewicz, who was nominated for I Want to Live! Mankiewicz was the son of Herman J. Mankiewicz (Citizen Kane) and the nephew of Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve), and the father of John Mankiewicz (House of Cards). He was 93.
But perhaps most shocking was the loss of cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, who died suddenly this week at just 59 years old. Lesnie won an Oscar for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and he subsequently filmed all five of the remaining Lotr films and Peter Jackson’s King Kong and The Lovely Bones. Some of his more interesting credits are his work on Babe and Babe: Pig in the City. Lesnie’s last film however »
- Brian Welk
Today’s Sequel Bits has a bit of everything: Tons of casting news, some cute set photos, and a bunch of red-hot posters. After the jump: Lifetime’s The Omen sequel Damien moves to A&E An Absolutely Fabulous movie will shoot this year Heroes Reborn picks up The 100 and True Blood alums Jeff Daniels boards the train for the Divergent sequels Common […]
- Angie Han
Jeff Daniels is coming to the Divergent franchise! He's in final negotiations to appear in Allegiant: Part 1 and Part 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Obviously, he's not the first cast member to sign on for the sequels, but he is the first new person to sign up. Part 1 is scheduled to begin shooting in May and has a March 18, 2016, release date. Before you get too excited, take a look at the full cast so far. »
One of Hollywood's most versatile actors, Jeff Daniels is in talks to join the star-studded cast of the last two Divergent movies, Allegiant: Part 1 and Part 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Lionsgate young adult franchise has sought out the 60-year-old star from Dumb and Dumber to play the coveted role of David. His character will be the leader of the wicked Bureau of Genetic Welfare, the authoritarian group that began the sanctions to which Tris and her divergent crew are relentlessly trying to destroy. In the two-part conclusion of Veronica Roth's series, the enigmatic reasons behind the Bureau's creation will be revealed, especially in the second film. Tris (Shailene »
Even before the release of Divergent in 2014 the news quickly spread they were getting to work immediately on the recently released sequel, Insurgent. However, when Insurgent failed to match the opening weekend of the first film and will be falling about $20 million short of its domestic haul and may be able to just barely able to eek out equal numbers worldwide, there has been nothing said of the previously planned two-part finale, Allegiant: Part 1 and Part 2, and studios just love, love, love to leak information on upcoming sequels if only to continue to build awareness of the film that's still in theaters. Now I know what people are going to say, "Of course they're going to make more! Insurgent made over $271 million worldwide on a budget of $110 million." Sure, on a production budget of $110 million, factor in theater splits, marketing (which had to be well over $100 million alone) and »
- Brad Brevet
Lionsgate’s big-screen adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series may not have reached the dizzying heights of the company’s other Ya juggernaut, The Hunger Games, but the property has still managed to carve out an audience of its own to warrant Lionsgate seeing the series through to its two-part conclusion, Allegiant.
With little less than a year until the arrival of Part I, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the studio is on the verge of snapping up its first new addition to the anticipated finale: The Newsroom‘s Jeff Daniels. It’s understood that the part reserved for the Dumb and Dumber star is a key role, one which will stretch across both installments.
- Michael Briers
Following the trend of Harry Potter, The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games, we already know that The Divergent Series: Allegiant will be split into two films. Allegiant - Part 1 will arrive on March 18th, 2016 and Allegiant - Part 2 will arrive on March 24th, 2017. That meas the entire franchise will have been release in just four years. That would be more impressive if the films had a little more substance (they're not terrible, just underwhelming), but young adult sci-fi is all the rage right now. Anyway, the finale might up the ante as THR reports Dumb & Dumber and "The Newsroom" star Jeff Daniels has joined. If you haven't seen The Divergent Series: Insurgent yet, then stop reading. As we learned at the end of the sequel, the faction program was created in order find the best and brightest people who would join the rest of society, which is very much »
- Ethan Anderton
Jeff Daniels has just signed on for The Divergent Series: Alleigiant and as with all great film series of the day, The Divergent Series: Allegiant will be split in two. Daniels, star of Dumb & Dumber, Speed, and TV sensation The Newsroom, will be taking on the role of the main antagonist, David.
The film will continue the adventures of Shailene Woodley’s Tris, a girl in a world in which the inhabitants must choose which faction they belong to, while under the thumb of an oppressive government. I won’t give away anything from this year’s The Divergent Series: Insurgent, other than the ending left us wanting more, and certainly switched things up a bit.
The Divergent Series: Alleigiant Part 1 will be released 18th March 2016, with Part 2 following on 24th March 2017.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Through the franchise.s ups and downs, The Divergent Series has stumbled its way into attracting a cast of talented actors of all ages. And that.s how somehow the series that previously lured Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, and Naomi Watts into its happily awaiting arms has landed yet another star on the same level of their acting prowess. New reports have revealed that Jeff Daniels has become the latest addition to the series, and will star in both The Divergent Series: Allegiant Parts I and II. Warning: There are spoilers for The Divergent Series discussed in this article. If you'd like to be surprised, turn back now. The Hollywood Reporter scooped the story, stating that Daniels' role in the final two films in The Divergent Series is that of, "David, the leader of the Bureau Of Genetic Welfare." Even by that title alone, you can tell that this isn't »
Insurgent director Robert Schwentke is returning for Part 1, which continues the story of Tris (Shailene Woodley), who lives in a future state where civilisation is split into five different factions. A director for Part 2 is yet to be confirmed.
The Divergent films might not so far have been quite the runaway successes to match, say the Twilight series or The Hunger Games, but they are doing well enough to keep the franchise humming along. Insurgent director Robert Schwentke is gearing up to start shooting at least the first of the pair of films based on Veronica Roth’s third tome, Allegiant, and Jeff Daniels has signed on for a major role.Note the requisite Spoiler Warning here for anyone who hasn’t read the books and isn’t already au fait with the plot. Allegiant finds Tris (Shailene Woodley) getting to the heart of the mystery surrounding the future society she’s been standing up against and the factions at its core. Daniels will be David, the leader of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare, which originally created the various factions. As Tris starts to learn – more towards the end »
The four-film franchise is based on the Veronica Roth trilogy about the warfare among five factions in a post-apocalyptic society that emerges from the ruins of Chicago. The two films that have already been released have grossed over $550 million worldwide. “Allegiant Part 1″ will be released on March 18, and “Allegiant Part 2″ will open a year later.
Daniels will next be seen portraying former Apple CEO John Sculley in Universal’s Steve Jobs biopic, which has an Oct. 9 launch. He also appears in Ridley Scott’s space drama “The Martian,” which Fox opens Nov. »
- Dave McNary
Jeff Daniels is in final negotiations to join the cast of Lionsgate's Divergent Ya franchise, with a deal about to close that says he will appear in Allegiant: Part 1 and Part 2. Robert Schwentke is directing Part 1, which will begin shooting in May. A helmer for Part 2 has not been announced yet. The movies continue Lionsgate's adaptation of the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth and will see Shailene Woodley star as Tris, a young woman who does not fall into any of the factions governing her postapocalyptic society and ends up leading an uprising with
- Borys Kit
Continuing the adaptation of Veronica Roth's best-selling book series, Daniels will play David who is the leader of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
The agency is behind the creation of the societies that Tris was living in and the reason behind their creation is slowly revealed.
Robert Schwentke will helm the first part which begins shooting in May. The second part has yet to score a director. The first part is slated for release March 18th 2016.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
The Divergent series, despite not having the same critical and commercial draw as The Hunger Games, is still trucking along as it prepares to launch into its two-part finale. Allegiant Part 1 and Allegiant Part 2 will close out the series and a key role has just been filled with THR is reporting that Jeff Daniels is closing a deal to appear in both parts. Jeff Daniels will play David, the leader of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare. As I've not read the books I can't actually »
- Kevin Fraser
Following the exciting presentation at CinemaCon last week, 20th Century Fox released some new details for their upcoming releases. Check out the official synopses along with some photos for all their 2015 and 2016 films.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, »
- Michelle McCue
CinemaCon 2015 is well underway in Las Vegas, with studios showcasing their cinematic wares and detailing future releases ahead of time. One company to take to the stage just yesterday to preview its slew of future films was 20th Century Fox, offering up synopses for the likes of Kung Fu Panda 3, Ridley Scott’s The Martian and much more. We’ve cherry-picked two of the films from Collider’s report, which also includes Leonardo DiCaprio’s revenge drama The Revenant, among others.
First up, Po’s latest adventure. Having recently reshuffled the release date for DreamWorks’ animation, the distributor unveiled the following synopsis, teasing a never-before-seen panda paradise for the ass-kicking protagonist.
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to »
- Michael Briers
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