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Initially it was reported that the new film would see Shyamalan reunite with his Signs star Joaquin Phoenix, but it seems that Phoenix has passed on the project, allowing McAvoy to step in. Reports suggest talks with the actor never got past discussions and no deal was made.
The new film will again be produced by Jason Blum, who collaborated with Shyamalan on The Visit, which has grossed over $53 million in the Us, the most for a horror this year. Plot details, as you would expect, are being kept firmly underwraps.
- Scott J. Davis
Joaquin Phoenix has been the target of funny internet memes this week, as reports of Hurricane Joaquin hit the news. Joaquin Phoenix Stars In Funny Hurricane Memes The East Coast is preparing for heavy rain storms courtesy of Hurricane Joaquin this weekend, but the internet has decided to deal with the oncoming storms by laughing […]
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- Shantel Whitaker
Though M. Night Shyamalan.s latest film, the found footage horror flick The Visit has divided viewers.some decry it as total garbage, while others have praised it as at least a partial return to form.he must have enjoyed partnering with low-budget genre masters Blumhouse Productions, as the two are currently working on another film. That project, however, just suffered a sizeable setback, as Joaquin Phoenix has left the film, but don.t worry, they.ve lined up a solid replacement. According to The Hollywood Reporter, X-Men star James McAvoy has stepped up to fill the void left by Phoenix.s departure. He is currently in negotiations to take the part vacated by the Inherent Vice star in a movie that is being called a "supernatural thriller. Aside from that, and the fact that it involves Jason Blum as a producer, there.s not much else known about the »
Having delivered his best movie in a decade and a half with The Visit, M. Night Shyamalan has started assembling the pieces for his next film. And he’s already landed a promising name. James McAvoy is in talks for the supernatural thriller, which is being produced by Jason Blum. Read about the James McAvoy M Night Shyamalan […]
- Angie Han
So much for Joaquin Phoenix and M. Night Shyamalan getting together once again to do another picture. Apparently those conversations were nothing more than that, and no deal was ever struck in order to make it a reality. However, James McAvoy is a pretty nice consolation prize, if you have to settle for your second choice. That looks to be the story, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with McAvoy in talks... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Joaquin Phoenix has been cast as the lead in yet another dark comedy. A meme featuring the three-time Oscar nominee went viral in anticipation of Hurricane Joaquin touching down in the U.S. And though the National Weather Service is now predicting that the hurricane will remain at sea as it heads north from the Bahamas, sparing the East Coast any major damage... That doesn't make the meme any less funny. One even parallels the storm's strength to the actor's physical transformation through the years in five hilarious photos, starting with Phoenix as a teen pining for the girl next door in Inventing the Abbots, increasing in intensity as Johnny Cash in 2005's Walk The Line and ending with the »
M. Night Shyamalan redeemed himself somewhat with The Visit last month, and now he’s already hard at work on his next – currently untitled – supernatural thriller. While his latest movie was made up of relative unknowns, the filmmaker can still attract A-List talent when he chooses, as it has been revealed today that James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) is in talks to star.
The Scottish actor actually looks set to take the role which had been saved for Joaquin Phoenix (which would have reunited him and Shyamalan after 2002’s Signs), but The Hollywood Reporter reveals that no deal was ever made and things never got past the discussions phase between the two parties.
The plot of this supernatural thriller is unfortunately a closely guarded secret for the time being, as is who McAvoy will end up playing. He’ll next be seen in Victor Frankenstein alongside Daniel Radcliffe though, »
- Josh Wilding
Shyamalan would direct with Jason Blum on board to produce.
As with any Shyamalan project, plot details are under lock and key, but the project will likely include elements of the supernatural. Given Blum’s involvement, the project’s budget will probably be relatively small, which would be more on par with Shyamalan’s “The Visit,” which has overperformed at the box office since bowing in September, bringing in $53 million and counting in U.S. grosses on a budget of $5 million.
Marc Bienstock also produces, while Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider are on board as exec producers. Production is expected to start this November in Philadelphia. The film is currently not set up at a studio.
McAvoy can be seen next in Fox’s “Victor Frankenstein” as the iconic doctor. »
- Justin Kroll
James McAvoy is replacing Joaquin Phoenix in M. Night Shyamalan‘s new feature project, TheWrap has learned. Phoenix and Shyamalan were to reunite on this project after having previously worked together on 2002’s “Signs” and 2004’s “The Village.” Shyamalan is also reuniting with producer Jason Blum, with whom he worked on Universal’s horror film “The Visit.” The project is set to begin production in November in Philadelphia, and the plot is being kept under wraps. Also Read: Joaquin Phoenix, M. Night Shyamalan to Reunite for New Jason Blum-Produced Film Marc Bienstock is also producing, with Ashwin Rajan and »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Say what you will about M. Night Shyamalan, but throughout his career — minus his recent low-budget "The Visit," and failure-on-all-fronts "The Last Airbender" — he's had a knack for landing big actors for his movies, and with some, collaborating on multiple films. In fact, Joaquin Phoenix, who appeared in "Signs" and "The Village," was lining up a third movie with Shyamalan, but it looks like that hasn't worked out. (And apparently, a deal was never made). Read More: Review: M. Night Shayamalan Makes A Comeback With Found Footage Horror 'The Visit' THR reports that James McAvoy, certainly no slouch himself, has replaced Phoenix in the untitled film. Plot details are under wraps about the project in development over at Blumhouse Productions, which has grossed $67 million worldwide with "The Visit." On paper, that's not great, and the lowest global figure in the director's career. But considering it cost next to nothing, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
James McAvoy is in talk to set into the role previously being eyed by Joaquin Phoenix in M. Night Shyamalan’s new feature project which will role before the cameras in November. Jason Blum, who paired with the director on Universal’s recent horror film The Visit, is producing the project. Marc Bienstock also produces, while Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider are on board as exec producers. The logline for the new project is being kept under wraps, but Deadline has learned »
Joaquin Phoenix has extended his skill set from that of actor to weather sensation. As Hurricane Joaquin threatens to make landfall on the East Coast this weekend, weather stations and fans alike are having fun with the name the two have in common. Memes including several photos of Phoenix’s face photoshopped onto a weather map highlight the path of the storm as it makes its way up the Seaboard. Not only can people witness the intensifying nature of the storm this way, but we also get a timeline of changes in the actor’s physical appearance. Hurricane Joaquin is considered a Category 4 storm, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Though plot details are under wraps, the project will likely include supernatural elements. It's also expected to have a fairly low budget along the lines of his recent $5 million budgeted "The Visit".
Filming is slated to begin this November in Philadelphia.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
This weekend, the fast-developing Hurricane Joaquin is set to hit land, stranding everyone (okay, fine, just East Coasters) indoors. Maybe Joaquin will come and go with little incident, maybe it will devastate the Eastern Seaboard irreparably. Who can say? Literally nobody knows what will happen; the science is inconclusive. But just in case you prefer that your hurricane weekends have a theme (ooh), here are some Joaquin Phoenix movies to watch, corresponding to storm severity.Category 1If the hurricane ends up being more of a light drizzle and a minor inconvenience, watch Spike Jonze's Her. Because, let’s be real, here’s what you’ll probably be doing if you’re stuck inside: Gchatting with your friends. Or maybe you’ll just be refreshing social media, envious of all the fun being had by people outside the storm’s range. The point is: Your devices are gonna make you »
- Brian Feldman
The second "Joaquin" was revealed as the name of the hurricane that may or may not hit the East Coast this weekend, you knew what the Internet had to do: It had to blame actor Joaquin Phoenix and make memes about his destructive path. There was no other choice.
Perhaps the best reaction is this map using various Joaquin roles to demonstrate the potential growth of the storm from normal and tame in the south to wild and out of control further up the coast:
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Here's another good one, referencing Joaquin's brief, and odd, exit from acting: View post on imgur.com
Others stuck to just tweeting clever things like this:
So what you're telling me is that Joaquin Phoenix is so committed to his new role as a storm that he's actually become a hurricane?
- Andrew White (@whitey_white) October 2, 2015
So apparently Hurricane »
- Gina Carbone
Not cool, bro. Joaquin Phoenix may live in sunny L.A., but the Oscar-nominated actor is all the rage on the East Coast these days. Hilarious memes of Phoenix have gone completely viral with the looming forecast of Hurricane Joaquin. One laugh-out-loud meme in particular features several photos of Phoenix's face Photoshopped onto a weather map. The looks vary from his scruffy years on the red carpet to his role as Johnny Cash in the 2005 drama Walk the Line. But there's more. Some tweeters are so peeved about [...] »
Having broken out of acting with Submarine and also appearing in a number of other films since then, with this being your first full length feature can you tell us exactly how you came to make Just Jim? It’s an incredibly low-budget film you got off the ground a couple of years ago, is that correct?
Craig Roberts: Yeah it was a low-budget film. It was a £300,000 film we made as part of a scheme called cinematic, a company that picks three directors giving them £300,000 pounds to make a film. I heard about it five days before the deadline and wrote a script that made no sense, which seems to make less sense now.
Was there a certain amount of improvisation that went into the film?
Cr: No, actually. It does make sense. Hopefully. It makes sense to me, »
- Joshua Gill
Joaquin Phoenix hit the red carpet with his family on Wednesday at PETA's 35th Anniversary Party at the Hollywood Palladium in La. The actor flashed a huge grin while posing for photos on the red carpet with his three sisters, Rain, Liberty, and Summer, and mom Arlyn. Once inside the event, the Phoenixes took the stage to honor Joaquin's late brother, River, who passed away from a drug overdose in 1993. After speaking about River's dedication to animal rights, they presented filmmaker Shaun Monson with the River Phoenix Humanitarian Award. Keep reading to see more of their touching outing, then check out this other adorable celebrity family. »
- Caitlin Hacker
James McAvoy is in negotiations to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest supernatural thriller, an untitled project being produced by genre-loving Jason Blum. The X-Men actor is stepping into the shoes that seemed initially earmarked for Joaquin Phoenix and would have marked a reunion between the filmmaker and one of the stars of his 2002 hit Signs. Read more 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Is "The Culmination" of Previous Movies, Says Simon Kinberg Reasons for Phoenix’s exit were not revealed but sources said a deal was never made, with one source saying the process never got past the discussion stage. Talking
- Borys Kit
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Ireland / UK / Greece / France / Netherlands. 2015
Colin Farrell, donning a rather “Joaquin Phoenix in Her” disposition and attire, sits on a couch, facing away from his presumed wife as she tells him the details of the man for whom she’s leaving. His responses are curt, wounded. Every word sounds like it’s dripping with phlegm. And soon enough, he’s taken away to a hotel, his fate hanging in the balance. Farrell is sent off to a hotel where he, and the people there, have 45 days to find a mate. Should they not fall in love before the time is up, they will be turned into the animal of their choice.
Yorgos Lanthimos’s film has a duality to it: it can exist as a microcosm to discuss the structural oppressiveness of (primarily) heteronormative couplings and the possibly equally »
- Kyle Turner
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