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14 items from 2008


Shia Labeouf Enters the World of John Grisham

2 December 2008 1:03 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

He's had the honor of being the on-screen offspring of names like Harrison Ford and Carrie-Anne Moss. He's faced a few different types of robots. And now, well, he's following the likes of Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Matthew McConaughey, and Matt Damon.

Variety reports that Shia Labeouf is going to star in the next John Grisham flick cooking up at Paramount, The Associate. If it doesn't sound familiar -- that's because it's an upcoming novel slated for release in January. The film will focus on a student (Labeouf), heading towards graduation at Yale Law School, who somehow gets manipulated into taking a job with a prestigious law firm. This gig gives him "privileged information about a multibillion-dollar lawsuit." After that, I guess thrilling twists ensue.

It looks like the Shia train has no signs of stopping quite yet. Could the fiery world of law do it? I don't know... I »

- Monika Bartyzel

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Routh, Bellows, Donovan, Moss in "Unthinkable"

6 October 2008 11:06 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Brandon Routh, Gil Bellows, Martin Donovan and Carrie-Anne Moss have joined the cast of "Unthinkable." They will join Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Sheen in the suspense thriller which is being produced, financed as well as distributed by Senator U.S. Routh and Bellows apparently are in as FBI anti-terrorism team members. The team is been run by Agent Brody (played by Moss). Together with the aid of a black-ops agent (Sam Jackson), they're given an assignment by an FBI director (Donovan) to take on an interrogation of an American Muslim (Sheen) who shockingly claims to have nuclear bombs planted in three U.S. cities. »

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Four do the 'Unthinkable'

6 October 2008 9:04 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Brandon Routh, Gil Bellows, Martin Donovan and Carrie-Anne Moss have all joined the cast of the Samuel L. Jackson movie Unthinkable, so reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, which also stars Brit Michael Sheen, sees Routh and Bellows play members of an FBI anti-terrorism team run by Agent Brody (Moss). With the help of a black-ops agent (Jackson), they're assigned by an FBI director (Donovan) to interrogate an American Muslim man (Sheen) claiming to have nuclear bombs planted in three U.S. cities, says the trade.

Shooting kicks off on October 20th in Los Angeles. Gregor Jordan directs. »

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Supes Finally Fighting Terrorists

6 October 2008 6:49 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Brandon Routh is cooling his heels somewhere, waiting to find out if he'll have to don the red and blue Spandex suit again, but in the meantime the former Superman is taking a role in a movie that could probably use the help of the caped crusader. He's joining Carrie-Anne Moss, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Sheen and others in Unthinkable, a thriller about an American Muslim man who claims to have placed nuclear bombs in three U.S. cities. The Hollywood Reporter says Routh, Gil Bellows and Moss will play FBI agents who are helped in their investigation by a black-ops agent, played by--who else?--Samuel L. Jackson. Are we prepared to accept Routh as anyone but Clark Kent? He'll have his chance to prove his comedy chops in Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and I guess this will be his chance to do action that doesn't involve »

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Brandon Routh among those set to do the 'Unthinkable'

6 October 2008 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- With Tarsem dropping out of the picture, Gregor Jordan (Ned Kelly/Buffalo Soldiers) replacing him and Sam Jackson being the first player to sign onto the project, I felt that Unthinkable had lost a couple of its feathers. This ‘disinterest’ for the project has changed as of last week when Michael Sheen signed on as the film’s antagonistic force and today’s signing of supporting players in Brandon Routh (who was originally attached to star in Jordan's upcoming The Informers), Gil Bellows, Martin Donovan and Carrie-Anne Moss means that Senator Entertainment are making some serious strides in making sure that their slate of 2009 releases find larger audiences. Scripted by Peter Woodward and Oren Moverman, this delves into psychological manipulation centering on the interrogation of a man who knows the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S. Routh and Bellows play members of an »

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Routh is Unthinkable

5 October 2008 9:33 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

After being launched from relative obscurity to play The Man of Steel, I thought Brandon Routh had a chance at becoming a bonafied leading man. Well that chance has since come and gone, with Routh well on his way to being diagnosed with Hayden Christensen syndrome. In what may be a small reversal of fortune, Routh has just been cast, along with Gil Bellows, Martin Donovan and Carrie-Anne Moss, in the upcoming thriller Unthinkable. The cast doesn't exactly scream blockbuster, but it does »

- Daniel Barna

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Carrie-Anne Moss Joins Unthinkable

5 October 2008 8:00 PM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Carrie-Anne Moss is likely best known as the super hot chick in latex from the Matrix films but she is really quite talented. She did a fantastic job in Suspect Zero and in Fido and now she will take on a new thriller called Unthinkable. The synpsis from THR goes like this; Routh and Bellows play members of an FBI anti-terrorism team run by Agent Brody (Moss). With the help of a black-ops agent (Samuel L. Jackson), they’re assigned by an FBI director (Donovan) to interrogate an American Muslim man (Sheen) claiming to have nuclear bombs planted in three U.S. cities. Brandon Routh will »

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Foursome in for 'Unthinkable' mission

5 October 2008 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

New York -- Brandon Routh, Gil Bellows, Martin Donovan and Carrie-Anne Moss are doing the "Unthinkable."

The quartet will join Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Sheen in the suspense thriller produced, financed and distributed by Senator U.S.

Routh and Bellows play members of an FBI anti-terrorism team run by Agent Brody (Moss). With the help of a black-ops agent (Jackson), they're assigned by an FBI director (Donovan) to interrogate an American Muslim man (Sheen) claiming to have nuclear bombs planted in three U.S. cities.

Gregor Jordan's "Unthinkable" will be one of the first high-profile projects from the new distributor run by Marco Weber, who recently left Germany-based Senator Entertainment. Weber and Caldecot Chubb are producing, with principal photography to begin Oct. 20 in Los Angeles. Kimmel International is handling worldwide sales. »

- By Gregg Goldstein

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Michael Sheen joins 'Wonderland' and 'Unthinkable'

1 October 2008 5:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

British actor Michael Sheen has joined the cast of Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland, so reports Variety.

The thespian, who is next seen in Ron Howard's Frost/ Nixon (as broadcaster David Frost), will also star opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Carrie Anne Moss in Unthinkable, directed by Gregor Jordan. That film looks at the ethics of torture after a terrorist threatening to detonate nuclear devices in the U.S. is questioned by a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent, while 'Wonderland' is based on the popular children's story.

Alice In Wonderland is currently shooting in Cornwall, south-west England. »

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Carrie-Anne Moss joins Sam Jackson in 'Untraceable'

22 September 2008 7:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Samuel L. Jackson revealed to MTV Movie Blog that THE MATRIX star Carrie-Anne Moss has joined the cast of his next film, UNTRACEABLE.

.It.s about a guy who.s planted three nuclear devices in three different cities in America, and we.re trying to find out where they are.. The LAKEVIEW TERRACE star said.

Jackson will play a Black-Ops interrogator in the film, which is being directed by Gregor Jordan (BUFFALO SOLDIERS).

.Since there are so many rules about how you can and can.t interrogate people, they bring my character in,. Jackson added. .[I.m the person] who.s willing to cross that line to find out what they need to know.. »

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Trailer Park: Winging It

23 August 2008 7:03 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Comedy, Drama, Trailer Trash, Family Films

Trailers are taking to the air this week as we discuss five previews that make me think of flying.

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This is a real quick little teaser but it makes me smile every time I watch it, and I'm pretty certain that's Ed Asner voicing the single word used. I suspect this brief bit of film will not even end up in the final flick, but it's already sold me through its ability to be charming as hell. This is Pixar's tenth animated feature, though not having seen Wall-e yet I'm starting to fall behind. In addition to Asner the voice cast includes Christopher Plummer and Pixar mainstay John Ratzenberger, and is described as "a 'coming of old age' story," in which "a seventysomething hero, alongside his clueless wilderness ranger sidekick, travels the globe, fighting beasts and villains, and eating dinner at 3:30 in the afternoon. »

- Matt Bradshaw

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Fireflies in trailer

11 August 2008 7:20 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The trailers for ensemble films just keep on coming and today we have one starring Julia Roberts supported by Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hayden Panettiere, Ioan Gruffudd and Shannon Lucio in a drama titled Fireflies In The Garden. The story centers on a father's (Dafoe) strained relationship with his son (Reyonlds) and the tragedy that makes things even worse. Click through to check out the trailer, courtesy of the film's recently activated international »

- Omar Aviles

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Worth Watching - Aug 8: International Fireflies in the Garden Trailer

9 August 2008 3:08 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The first international trailer for Fireflies in the Garden has been discovered online. Unfortunately I agree with Cinematical, this isn't the greatest trailer, but I feel like I can see through it to a better film within. If you thought the ensemble cast for Winged Creatures was impressive, what until you hear the line-up in this: Willem Dafoe, Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Ioan Gruffudd, and even everyone's favorite cheerleader, Hayden Panettiere. Seeing trailers like this really gets me in the mood for the upcoming film festival and Oscar season. Fireflies in the Garden will definitely be on my list of films to see. However, I've got to wonder, are ensemble dramas the new big thing? Watch the international trailer for Fireflies in the Garden: [flv:http://bitcast-a.bitgravity.com/firstshowing/fireflies-in-the-garden.flv http://bitcast-a.bitgravity.com/firstshowing/fireflies-in-the-garden.jpg 480 270] Fireflies in the Garden is both written and directed by up-and-coming Dennis Lee, of only Jesus Henry Christ previously. The film »

- Alex Billington

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Allen makes 'Crazy' directorial debut

3 March 2008 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

After years of mugging for the camera, Tim Allen finally is sitting in the feature director's chair.

Allen will direct, as well as star in, an adult comedy titled Crazy on the Outside. Ray Liotta, Carrie-Anne Moss, Julie Bowen and Kelsey Grammer are in negotiations to also star.

The indie feature, written by Judd Pilot and John Peaslee, follows a ex-con who finds his life outside of prison to be much crazier, especially once he enters his sister's world.

Brian Reilly, Brett Gregory, Richard Baker and Anastasia Stanecki are producing the indie, which is being financed privately.

Justin Moritt, the unit production manager on such films as I Am Legend and Hitch, is exec producing.

Allen directed one episode of his 1990s sitcom Home Improvement, but Crazy will be his feature helming debut.

He next will be seen in Redbelt, written and directed by David Mamet, which opens April 25. He also stars in the indie ensemble comedy The Six Wives of Henry Lefay and will reprise his voice role as Buzz Lightyear for Toy Story 3.

Allen is repped by WMA and Messina/Baker Entertainment. »

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