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Scarlett Johansson linked to Creature from the Black Lagoon remake

10 April 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to The Tracking Board, Universal Pictures is eyeing Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) for a role in its Universal Monster shared universe, with the site reporting that she has been offered the female lead in a remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Directed by Jack Arnold and released in 1954, Creature from the Black Lagoon told the story of a group of scientists who discover a human/fish hybrid during an expedition to the Amazon. The new remake will apparently be produced by Gary Ross, Robin Bissell, Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, from a screenplay by Ross, Jeff Blitz, Tedi Sarafian and Paul Schering.

Universal launched its shared monster universe last year with Dracula Untold, and has The Mummy set for June 24th 2016. An as-yet-untitled release is slated for April 27th, 2017, which you’d have to assume would be this project if casting is underway.

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'Creature from the Black Lagoon' Wants Scarlett Johansson?

9 April 2015 4:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in October 2012, Universal Pictures set David Kajganich to work on the script for their Creature from the Black Lagoon remake, although that was the last we heard of the project. Today, The Tracking Board reports that Scarlett Johansson is the studio's top choice to star in the remake, but it isn't known if an official offer has been made quite yet. The studio is developing a Universal Monsters Shared Universe franchise, which is being spearheaded by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, but it isn't known if this project is part of that initiative yet.

Last year's Dracula Untold was confirmed as the first entry into this universe, with the Untitled Mummy Reboot, set for release on June 24, 2016, slated to be the next, although it isn't clear what project will follow from here. The studio did set an April 21, 2017 release date for one of their monster movies, but it was »

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Scarlett Johansson Being Eyed For The Creature From The Black Lagoon Remake

9 April 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to The Tracking Board, Scarlett Johansson is Universal’s top choice to star in the Creature From The Black Lagoon remake, and is apparently being "courted for the lead role". That wouldn't be the prehistoric man-fish of the title, but the lady (played by Julia Adams in the original movie) he takes a shine to. This remake of the incredibly influential 1954 classic will be produced by Gary Ross, Robin Bissell, Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with a screenplay by Jeff Blitz, Gary Ross, Tedi Sarafian and Paul Schering. It's reportedly being lined up to be a part of Universal's shared monster universe, which would also include their planned remake of The Mummy and last year's Dracula Untold. Of course, even if Johansson is Universal's pick, there's no indication that she'll be interested so we'll have to wait and see how this shakes out. The highly in-demand actress will next »

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Will Scarlett Johansson Meet The Creature From The Black Lagoon?

9 April 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As Universal attempts to breathe life back into its classic movie monsters, The Tracking Board reports that Avengers: Age of Ultron star Scarlett Johansson is the studio’s top choice to star in a Creature from the Black Lagoon remake.

No details yet on which role Johansson, one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses, would take on, but Jack Arnold’s 1954 original starred Julia Adams as the imperiled female lead, so it’s possible that she could be enlisted for a similar ‘scream queen’ role. The first Creature from the Black Lagoon focused on a group of scientists who, while exploring the Amazon, discovered a dangerous prehistoric creature that was part human and part fish.

The new pic will be part of Univeral’s inchoate Universal Monsters brand, which kicked off last fall with Dracula Untold. Though that Luke Evans historical epic was weakly reviewed, it proved a box office success, »

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Rumor: Scarlett Johansson Offered Lead in Creature From The Black Lagoon Remake

9 April 2015 6:54 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It looks like Scarlett Johansson might be taking a dip in the Black Lagoon. Universal’s been working on a Creature from the Black Lagoon remake since way back in 1982 when John Landis tried to get Jack Arnold back to direct. Clearly that never panned out and neither did the iteration John Carpenter tried getting off the ground or the one Gary Ross almost did with Breck Eisner. However, things might be picking up again because according to The Tracking Board, Universal has offered Johansson the lead role in the film. Arnold’s 1954 original centers on a group of scientists who go on an expedition and wind up running into a “gill-man,” a creature that’s part human and part fish. The outlet doesn’t have any information regarding the remake narrative, but assuming the new version sticks close to the original, Johansson must have been offered the role originally played by Julie Adams, »

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Lionsgate Developing ‘The Odyssey’ with ‘Hunger Games’ Team

8 April 2015 11:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate is developing a movie version of Homer’s “The Odyssey” with “Hunger Games” director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson attached.

Lawrence took over directing duties on Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games” franchise (including the upcoming “Mockingjay — Part 2″) after Gary Ross exited following the first film, and Jacobson has produced all four films through her Color Force producing banner.

Peter Craig, who co-wrote the two “Mockingjay” films, is penning the script for “The Odyssey.”

The Odyssey” is believed to have been composed by Homer in the 8th century B.C. It centers on Odysseus and his journey home after the fall of Troy while his wife Penelope fights off suitors.

Lawrence’s directing credits include “Water for Elephants,” “I Am Legend” and “Constantine.” Jacobson produced the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movies.

Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig is overseeing “The Odyssey” with Jim Miller and James Myers. Lawrence is represented by CAA and 3 Arts. »

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Matthew McConaughey Joins The Billionaire’S Vinegar for Sony Pictures

26 March 2015 8:12 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in Sony Picture's The Billionaire's Vinegar. Based on Benjamin Wallace's book The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine. The film centers on the scandal surrounding several fraudulent bottles of wine allegedly owned by Thomas Jefferson. Hardy Rodenstock, a music manager-turned-wine dealer supplied the wine. Billionaire Bill Koch payed $500,000 for the Jefferson bottles, before coughing up twice that amount for an investigation to confirm their origins and a lawsuit against Rodenstock. What else are you going to do when you're a billionaire? [caption id="attachment_340263" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Warner Brothers[/caption] Per Deadline,The script is by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas  (Wanted, 3:10 To Yuma) with no director attached at this time. Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment have been developing the project for years; Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal, Will Smith and Steve Tisch will produce. They have previously »

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Actor/Director Joel Edgerton’s New Movie Officially Titled The Gift

25 March 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Motion picture and television studio Stx Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions have officially titled their Joel Edgerton-helmed film The Gift, it was announced today by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of Stx Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group.

Set to debut on July 31, 2015, this chilling, contemporary psychological thriller marks the writing and directorial debut of acclaimed actor Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior), and stars Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton. The film is produced by Rebecca Yeldham (On the Road, The Kite Runner) and Jason Blum (Whiplash, The Purge).

Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged…chances are there is someone out there who won’t ever forget it…or you.

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned »

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China’s Huayi Brothers to Partner with Stx Entertainment on 18-Movie Deal (Exclusive)

17 March 2015 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert SimondsStx Entertainment is close to securing a three-year deal to produce 18 films with China’s Huayi Brothers Media, Variety has learned.

Huayi revealed a partnership with an unnamed U.S. entity on Monday, as part of a regulatory filing in China. The U.S. company was not named.

However, sources tell Variety that Stx is the Hollywood company that has landed the lucrative pact.

Steve Elzer, a spokesman for Stx, said that the company does not comment on rumors.

Stx launched last March and was created by longtime producer Simonds with the goal of fielding eight to 10 movies a year, with budgets ranging from $20 million to $80 million. The company already has a Chinese investor in Hony Capital. Its other backers include private equity giant Tpg and OddLot Entertainment co-founder Gigi Pritzker.

In addition to its theatrical plans, Stx also has a pay TV distribution deal with Showtime that »

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Matthew McConaughey Is Filthy, Fights For Freedom In Free State Of Jones First Look

10 March 2015 8:41 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Matthew McConaughey is on a roll right now, as he's been picking projects both prestigious and profitable over the past couple of years. With Interstellar behind him and The Sea Of Trees ahead for some time this year, the Academy Award-winner also already has a film lined up for next March . and today we have our first look. Judging by this still from The Free State Of Jones, it looks like it could be the continuation of the streak that the we've come to know as, "the McConaissance." Stx Entertainment officially released the still you see above, as well as plot details about the Gary Ross-directed historical adaptation, which puts McConaughey into the role of real life deserter Newton Knight. A man of principle, he leaves the Confederate army with his entire company . retiring to his home in Jones County and declaring themselves seceded from the Confederacy. This upset »

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Movie News: Kristen Stewart Joins Woody Allen Movie; Watch Dwayne Johnson Rumble in 'San Andreas' Trailer

10 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Untitled Woody Allen Movie: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis will star in the next movie from writer-director Woody Allen. As usual with his films, nothing is known about the project at this point. Eisenberg previously worked with Allen on To Rome With Love and teamed with Stewart on Adventureland (above) and the upcoming American Ultra. [Empire]   The Free State of Jones: Matthew McConaughey is featured in the first official photo from The Free State of Jones. He stars as a soldier in the Civil War who fights for the Confederacy until he becomes disillusioned, leaves the battlefield, and sets up shop in Mississippi. Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Mahershala Ali also star; Gary Ross is directing the movie, which is set for...

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First Look at Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones

10 March 2015 3:48 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the first photo from the upcoming "The Free State of Jones," which stars Matthew McConaughey and just started filming in New Orleans. Check out the photo below. Plot: Set during the Civil War, "The Free State of Jones" tells the story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers, and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, which distinguished him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. The new movie is directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit) and co-stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw »

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First look at Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones

10 March 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With principal photography underway, Stx Entertainment has released the first image of Matthew McConaughey in director Gary Ross’ (The Hunger Games) Civil War epic The Free State of Jones

Set during the Civil War, The Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

Joining McConaughey in the cast of The Free State of Jones are Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali. The »

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First Look: Matthew McConaughey in Civil War drama 'The Free State of Jones'

9 March 2015 4:37 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Many Americans are unaware of the story of Newton Knight, but that will likely change after the release of "The Free State of Jones" next year. Directed by Gary Ross, "Free State" chronicles the life of Knight, a Confederate soldier who led a band of deserters (known as Knight Company) against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War.  The group reportedly attempted to form the "free state of Jones" near Jones County, Mississippi.  Matthew McConaughey stars as Knight, a man who married a former slave (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and helped form a mixed race community in the era of Reconstruction.  The film also stars Kerri Russell ("The Americans," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes") and Mahershala Ali ("House of Cards," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay").  Based on the talent involved and the subject matter "Free State" would seem like prime Oscar bait.  At the moment, however, distributor and »

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Filming Begins on 'Free State of Jones' + Release Date Set + Synopsis (Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Mahershala Ali)

9 March 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Motion picture and television studio Stx Entertainment has announced the beginning of principal photography on the theatrical feature "The Free State of Jones" in and around New Orleans, Louisiana. The "epic action-drama" (as the press release describes it) is written and directed by Gary Ross ("The Hunger Games," "Seabiscuit," "Pleasantville"), and stars Matthew McConaugheyGugu Mbatha-RawKeri Russell and Mahershala Ali.  Set during the Civil War, "The Free State of Jones" tells the story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion »

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First Look: McConaughey Fights for Lincoln in 'Free State of Jones'

9 March 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

While Matthew McConaughey has been schilling for Lincoln automobiles lately, we'll now get to see him on the big screen fighting for Abraham Lincoln in The Free State of Jones, a new Civil War drama from Pleasantville and The Hunger Games director Gary Ross. In the film, McConaughey plays a Mississippi man who defected from the Confederate Army and ended up banding together with a group of like-minded soldiers to set out to form their own state as the Free State Of Jones. And now we have the first photo of McConaughey in the middle of a Civil War battlefield, complete with a scraggly, grizzled beard. Look below! Here's the first photo from Gary Ross' The Free State of Jones (via The Film Stage): The Free State of Jones is written and directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Pleasantville). Banding together with other small farmers and with the assistance of local slaves, »

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First Look: Matthew McConaughey as Civil War Soldier in 'The Free State of Jones'

9 March 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The first photo of Matthew McConaughey portraying defiant farmer Newton Knight in writer-director Gary Ross' upcoming Civil War drama The Free State of Jones was released Monday. The image captures Knight in battle; McConaughey plays a soldier for the Confederacy during the Civil War who becomes disillusioned with the South's cause, flees the battlefield and defiantly declares a safe haven in Jones County, Mississippi. Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mahershala Ali (House of Cards) also star in the film from Robert SimondsStx Entertainment that has started principal photography in and around New Orleans. The Free State of Jones is

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See Matthew McConaughey in ‘The Free State of Jones’

9 March 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Below you’ll find the first official image of a grimy, cautious Matthew McConaughey on the battlefield in the film The Free State of Jones. Directed by Gary Ross, the Civil War drama features McConaughey as Newton Knight, who leads the residents of Jones County, Mississippi in a bid to secede from the Confederacy. The film also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, and Mahershala Ali. […]

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First Picture of Matthew McConaughey in 'The Free State of Jones', Set for 2016 Release

9 March 2015 1:14 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Stx Entertainment has released the above first picture of Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones, an upcoming Civil War drama directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) now set for a March 11, 2016 release date. Ross also wrote the screenplay, which finds McConaughey playing the defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, centering on the story of he and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers, and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, which distinguished him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali co-star. If »

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First Look: Matthew McConaughey In Civil War Pic 'The Free State Of Jones'

9 March 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Pleasantville" and "Seabiscuit" writer/director Gary Ross in the midst of filming his followup to "The Hunger Games," and it's about as far away from the Districts as you can get. "The Free State Of Jones" finds him teaming with Oscar-anointed Matthew McConaughey for a modest, $20-million budgeted true story Civil War drama. Here's the official synopsis:  Set during the Civil War, The Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers, and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, »

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