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Now that Kristen Wiig has figuratively won the lottery with a lead role in the Ghostbusters reboot, it’s about time we heard some release info on the movie where her character literally wins the lottery. That’d be Welcome to Me, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall to a fair amount of praise. Wiig plays a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins millions, starts her own television show and, as far as I can tell from its trailer, becomes quite successful with the latter in spite of her exhibition of strange and impulsive behavior while hosting the program. She also makes out with Wes Bentley and his latest shapely beard. The rest of the cast of this movie is also impressive. There’s James Marsden, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Joan Cusack (Broadcast News callback!) joining Bentley at the TV station, plus Tim Robbins (pretend Network callback!) as »
- Christopher Campbell
Alchemy has released the first trailer for its bizarre Kristen Wiig comedy “Welcome to Me,” which the company acquired at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival when it was known as Millennium Entertainment.
Wiig stars as a lottery winner with Borderline Personality Disorder and an Oprah obsesssion who uses her winnings to finance her own talk show.
- Jeff Sneider
Before she straps on the proton pack to bag a trapful of New York City’s spooks, Kristen Wiig will be revelling in the joys of being very, very rich for Welcome To Me. Directed by Shira Piven, the film debuted at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival with little fanfare. So far it has snagged positive reviews from critics, most of which aim praise directly at Wiig. Now that the folks at Film Divider have signalled the existence of the movie’s teaser, we can catch a glimpse at her celebrated performance.
In the movie, Wiig stars as Alice Krieg, a reclusive TV obsessive who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder early in life. That life undergoes a huge transformation when she wins the lottery – a staggering $86 million. Instead of buying a yacht, or having a full-scale replica of herself carved out of gold, she opts to start her own TV talk show. »
- Gem Seddon
It would appear that Michael C. Hall is allergic to dragons. Actually, there isn’t a given reason why he’s decided to leave the new Pete’s Dragon film, but it means good news for Karl Urban fans as the Star Trek actor has stepped in to replace him.Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery is busy putting the new version of the story together, working from a script he co-wrote with Toby Halbrooks. It’s Disney’s latest attempt to conjure a fresh take on one of its catalogue titles, this time the live-action/animation-blend 1977 film which saw a young lad befriend a magical dragon. The new movie will apparently deviate from the original, not by having the dragon turn evil and go all Smaug on the local town, but by stripping out the musical element and injecting an environmental message into the story.Robert Redford, »
The upcoming remake of the classic hybrid live-action/animated Disney film, Pete.s Dragon has just received a quick injection of awesomeness and badassery! In a bit of a casting swap, the film now adds the one and only Karl Urban. He will replace the recently-announced addition, Michael C. Hall. According to a scoop from The Wrap, Urban will join the cast consisting of young Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford for what will be a modernized take on the 1977 musical movie about a young boy.s friendship with a dragon with the unexplainable power to turn invisible, specifically around any adult that would believe he exists. There has been no reported reason given as of yet regarding what made Hall exit the project just over two weeks after he had been initially cast. As of yet, it is unknown what role Urban will play. Yet, »
Karl Urban has signed on to star in Disney's Pete's Dragon remake, replacing Michael C. Hall just weeks after he joined the cast earlier this month. No reason was given for Michael C. Hall's departure, or what character Karl Urban is now set to play. The actor joins a cast that already includes Oakes Fegley, Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley and newcomer Oona Laurence.
The plot is based on Disney's 1977 live-action/animation hybrid of the same name, but the remake will discard all of the musical elements from the original. The story centers on young Pete (Oakes Fegley), who has been living in the woods with his massive pet dragon Elliot, after his parents died in a car accident. The remake is set in a logging village instead of a fishing town, with the logging company threatening to destroy the woods that Pete lives in.
Hall was forced to exit the project due to a scheduling conflict, though it remains unclear which role Urban is taking over. A representative for the actor did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
- Jeff Sneider
The story follows a young boy (Oakes Fegley) whose parents are dead. He's subsequently raised in a forest by a dragon only he can see.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Charting the bold and ambitious endeavours of Matthew McConaughey and Co., Nolan’s latest takes place in the not-so-distant and terrifyingly believable future where humanity is clutching at straws to resolve the planet’s crippling food crisis. With unforgiving dust storms forcing the remnants of society back to their agrarian roots, a small band of survivors pull together to go boldly where no man has gone before, entering a wormhole in the hope of finding a new habitable planet to call their own. Joining McConaughey for the mind-bending journey are Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley and two wise-cracking AI robots known as Tars and Case.
When it released last year, many moviegoers were chomping at the bit to see Interstellar in all of its grandeur, hunting down the »
- Michael Briers
Yesterday we reported that Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic Interstellar was available to pre-order at online vendor Amazon, but today Paramount Home Entertainment has officially announced the release of the film on March 31st on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, with a digital release on March 17th.
The Blu-ray release for Interstellar is set to include a cell from an original 70Mm IMAX print of the film in addition to three hours of bonus content, details of which you can view below, as well as a look at the artwork for the release.
–The Science of Interstellar — Extended cut of the broadcast special.
–Plotting an Interstellar Journey — Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs.
–Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.
The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, »
- Scott J. Davis
For the second year in a row, Katniss Everdeen stands alone atop the box office heap. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which opened in November and is still playing in over 1,200 theaters, has earned $333.18 million as of yesterday, surpassing the Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy as the top-grossing movie of 2014. Despite already being released on Blu-ray and DVD, Guardians of the Galaxy is still playing, though it was only screening in 65 theaters nationwide last weekend, meaning its domestic take of $333.17 million won't increase too much over the next few weeks.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 still has some work to do if it wants to surpass its predecessor, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which was 2013's top movie at the box office with $424.7 million. While That movie's take was bolstered by 3D and IMAX screenings, Deadline's sources claim that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was screened in, »
Step right up! Step right up! Here it is folks, the moment you've all been waiting for - the big finale to the greatest (or, at the very least, goriest) show on earth! That's right, "American Horror Story: Freak Show," the somewhat uneven fourth season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's ingenious horror anthology, came to a close last night with an episode entitled "Curtain Call." It was a profoundly disturbing hour-and-17-minutes (hey, Ryan Murphy doesn't play by anyone's rules) but, in the series' constant need to shock and surprise, ended with a bittersweet tone that had us holding back tears. Yes, seriously. Shall we begin?
Dandy's Cabinet of Curiosities
After last week's episode ended with Elsa selling the freak show to that dastardly Dandy, it was anybody's guess as to how that would play out. And it did play out somewhat surprisingly - after Dandy complained about not selling enough tickets, »
- Drew Taylor
Barkers rev up your engines. The Freak Show is over, and the incessant quote canonizing can begin. As another season of American Horror Story closed on Wednesday, the freak fetishist became the freak. (If that meant we got to see Finn Wittrock in his skivvies, then so be it.) But Dandy Mott's downfall was just the beginning of the curiosities delivered by Elsa Mars and her band of outsiders. Picking up short after Dandy (Wittrock) began his tyrannical rule of the side show, the anthology show's season finale was a veritable a parade of zingers and bon mots worthy of creator Ryan Murphy, »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
Santoro would play Jesus Christ, who figures in several key scenes in the film about the titular Jewish Prince, played by Jack Huston, who is forced into slavery by his former friend, Messala (Toby Kebbell).
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- Linda Ge
Towards the end of December last year, we learned Warner Bros. Pictures had moved back their gestating Jungle Book: Origins back to 2017, and now Walt Disney Pictures is making some changes to their schedule today and it involves pushing back their new live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book as well. Today, the studio announced that Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book will move back to April 15th, 2016, and its old October 9th, 2015 date will now go to their Coast Guard drama The Finest Hours with Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. But that's now all the studio has revealed for their forthcoming calendar. More below! Disney has also set their remake of Pete's Dragon, starring Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Michael C. Hall, Wes Bentley, Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence, for a debut on August 12th, 2016. The film is directed by Ain't Them Bodies Saints helmer David Lowery, based on the »
- Ethan Anderton
Walt Disney Pictures has handed out new release dates for the upcoming projects Ghost in the Shell and Pete's Dragon, while swapping dates for The Jungle Book and The Finest Hours. Ghost in the Shell will hit theaters on April 14, 2017, while Pete's Dragon debuts August 12, 2016. The Jungle Book has moved from October 9, 2015 to April 15, 2016, with The Finest Hours taking the October 9 slot.
We reported last week that Scarlett Johansson will star in Ghost in the Shell, which currently has the April 14, 2017 date to itself. The project does fall between two other high-profile releases, Legendary's Pacific Rim 2 (April 7, 2017) and an untitled Universal Pictures monster movie (April 21, 2017). Rupert Sanders is directing Ghost in the Shell, which centers on a member of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission covert unit that specializes in fighting cyber-crime.
Pete's Dragon will be going up against Lionsgate's Dirty Grandpa, Sony's Sausage Party and Universal's Spectral on August 12, 2016, with Warner Bros. »
“Jungle Book” is directed by Jon Favreau, with Neel Sethi as Mowgli and Idris Elba voicing the tiger Shere Khan. Warner Bros.’ rival project “Jungle Book: Origins” is being directed by Andy Serkis and is set for release on Oct. 6, 2017.
Disney has also dated the “Pete’s Dragon” remake for Aug. 12, 2016, and DreamWorks’ “Ghost in the Shell” for April 14, 2017.
Michael C. Hall, Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Wes Bentley are on board “Pete’s Dragon,” with newcomer Oakes Fegley set as the title character. David Lowery will direct from a script he wrote with Toby Halbrooks. »
- Dave McNary
The upcoming remake of the Disney live-action/animation hybrid film, Pete.s Dragon continues to horde what appears to be an increasingly impressive cast within its den. It has been reported that Dexter star Michael C. Hall and The Hunger Games star Wes Bentley are now on board. Recent reports from TheWrap confirm Bentley.s addition to the cast and Variety would subsequently drop the news of Hall.s involvement. The duo will join Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, and young Oakes Fegley, who will play the titular Pete. The film will attempt to modernize the original 1977 Disney film set in a small fishing town in the early 1900.s about a boy named Pete who is stuck in a bad situation with a wicked foster family of obnoxious yokels, the Gogans. While trying to run away, he is rescued by a friendly dragon named Elliott, who has the power to »
Michael C Hall has joined the cast of Pete's Dragon.
The Dexter star has signed on for Disney's remake of its 1977 movie, reports Variety.
The original film was a live action/animation hybrid that centred around Pete and his best friend and dragon Elliot.
Hall was most recently seen in the crime drama Cold in July.
Dexter star Michael C. Hall will reprise his role as our favorite serial killer in Disney's live action remake of Pete's Dragon! I'm totally just kidding, but that would be pretty funny. Seriously though, the actor has joined the film project, and he joins Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, and newcomer Oakes Fegley as Pete.
The film revolves around Pete and his best friend Elliot, who is a dragon. The movie will not be a musical like the original 1977 version. This version will be more of a straight narrative, and the Dragon will be CGI.
Source: Variety »
- Joey Paur
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