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19 items from 2017

Trailer for Medical Drama 'Brain On Fire' Starring Chloë Grace Moretz

21 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"To put it simply - her brain is on fire." An odd trailer has debuted for the film Brain on Fire, a medical mystery psychological drama from Irish director Gerard Barrett. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a young woman who starts going mad after she begins to experience really terrible seizures, and her life falls apart as a result. Based on the true story of Susannah Cahalan. The full cast includes Richard Armitage, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tyler Perry, Thomas Mann, Vincent Gale, Nicole Laplaca, Navid Negahban, Agam Darshi, with an appearance by Jenny Slate. This is a weird trailer that throws a curveball part of the way through, then gets laughably cheesy at the end. The footage is okay, but the title cards are the worst. Here's the first official trailer for Gerard Barrett's Brain On Fire, direct from YouTube: Susannah Cahalan (Chloë Grace Moretz), a journalist at the New York Post, »

- Alex Billington

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Chloë Grace Moretz Can’t Trust Her Mind in First Trailer for ‘Brain on Fire’

20 February 2017 8:39 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Clouds of Sils Maria star Chloë Grace Moretz premiered her latest project, Brain on Fire, at Toronto International Film Festival last year and ahead of a Netflix release, the first trailer has landed. Directed by Gerard Barrett (Glassland), the film explores the true story of Susannah Cahalan, a journalist in New York City who was inflicted with serious health issues, including seizures and hallucinations (scientifically diagnosed as anti-nmda receptor encephalitis).

As one can see in the trailer, her condition worsens over the course of weeks and she quickly goes from violence to catatonia. It’s not until having numerous misdiagnoses and a hospitalization, when a doctor finally gives her a diagnosis with the hope she can rebuild her life. Also starring Jenny Slate, Thomas Mann, Tyler Perry, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Richard Armitage, check out the trailer below for the Charlize Theron-produced drama.

One morning, 24-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up in a hospital bed. »

- The Film Stage

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Erase and Forget’

12 February 2017 11:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The closing credits of a documentary always include a list of film and TV clips, along with the sources that granted their permission to use them. At the end of “Erase and Forget,” the list is jarringly different: It’s a catalogue of clips lifted right off of YouTube, listed simply by their URL addresses, with no permission given. This could prove to be a legal-rights nightmare for any company that was interested in distributing “Erase and Forget.” And it’s of a piece with the film’s thrown-together student-movie naïveté. The director, Andrea Luka Zimmermann, hasn’t so much made a documentary as presented 90 minutes’ worth of raw material for a documentary. Yet Zimmermann has grabbed hold of the tail of a fascinating subject: the life of James “Bo” Gritz, the Vietnam veteran who enjoyed 15 minutes of fame in the 1980s (he was said to have inspired the character »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Film Acquisitions Rundown: Sony Picks Up Tom Hanks’ ‘Greyhound,’ Lionsgate Acquires ‘Rally Car’ and More

10 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

-Sony Pictures is acquiring the worldwide rights to “Greyhound,” the World War II drama written by Tom Hanks, Deadline reports. Hanks will also star in the film, which will be directed by Aaron Schneider (“Get Low”), and produce with his Playtone partner Gary Goetzman.

In the film, Hanks plays George Krause, the commander of a Navy destroyer called the Greyhound. Sony acquired the rights to the film at the Berlin International Film Festival’s European Film Market.

Read More: Shia Labeouf, Rooney Mara and More: 10 Hot Projects at Berlin’s European Film Market

-Lionsgate has acquired U.S. rights to action film “Rally Car,” starring Keanu Reeves. The film will be directed by Olivier Megaton (“Taken 2, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Tom Holland thriller 'Pilgrimage' journeys to Rlj Entertainment

8 February 2017 11:48 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has acquired all Us rights to the Irish action thriller in what sources said was a seven-figure deal with Xyz Films and Wme Global.

Brendan Muldowney directs Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage and Holland in the story of 13th century monks who escort a holy relic to Rome on a treacherous journey.

Jamie Hannigan wrote the screenplay and the producers are Conor Barry and John Keville of Dublin-based Savage Productions and Benoit Roland of Wrong Men. Xyz Films served as executive producers.

Pilgrimage shot on location on the west coast of Ireland and the Ardennes Region of Belgium, and was financed by Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland, Wallimage, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance.

Holland will star in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is scheduled to open on July 7.

Bernthal will next be seen in the Netflix Original Series Punisher in which he reprises his role of Frank Castle from Marvel »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Berlin: Irish Action-Thriller 'Pilgrimage' Lands at Rlj (Exclusive)

8 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ahead of the start of the European Film Market in Berlin, Irish action-thriller Pilgrimage, starring Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage and Tom Holland, has been acquired by Rlj Entertainment for U.S. rights in a seven figure deal.

Directed by Brendan Muldowney, the film is set in 13th century Ireland, and follows a small group of monks as they undertake a treacherous pilgrimage to escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome. But, as the true material, political and religious significance of the relic is revealed, the group’s journey becomes increasingly dangerous.

Jamie Hannigan wrote the script for Pilgrimage, which was produced by »

- Rebecca Ford

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Aftermath Trailer Has Arnold Schwarzenegger Out for Revenge

7 February 2017 12:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Worlds collide in the new trailer for Aftermath, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy (Our Brand Is Crisis, 12 Years A Slave) and Maggie Grace (The Taken Series, Lockout), alongside Martin Donovan. Catch the intense thriller, inspired by actual events, hitting theaters and on-demand April 7th! In addition to the trailer, we also have the first poster featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This new trailer for Aftermath debuted on YouTube today, teasing quite the unique story. Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, Aftermath tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller's (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter. We're choosing not to include any actual details about the true story the film is based on, since there will be some huge spoilers revealed if we did so.

The supporting cast is rounded out by Martin Donovan, »

- MovieWeb

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Richard Armitage Joins Julie Delpy’s ‘My Zoe’ — Berlin

7 February 2017 8:32 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Richard Armitage has joined the cast of Julie Delpy's My Zoe, which is being sold at the Efm in Berlin by Protagonist Pictures. He'll join Daniel Brühl, Lior Ashkenazy and child actor Sophia Ally in the pic, which is written and directed by Delpy and produced by Philomena and The Invisible Woman producer Gabrielle Tana. Armitage, who's renowned for playing Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, will play the role of James, the ex-husband of… »

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Strike Back: Philip Winchester May Return for the Cinemax Reboot Series

6 February 2017 6:29 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Is Philip Winchester returning for the upcoming Strike Back reboot? Recently, the star spoke with TV Guide about the Cinemax TV series.Winchester played Sergeant Michael Stonebridge on the original action drama, which followed the missions of Section 20, a classified branch of the British Defence Intelligence service. The cast also included Richard Armitage, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Salmon, and Shelley Conn. The show lasted for five seasons before ending in 2015.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Ocean’s 8’ First Official Photo Shows All-Female Cast of Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna and More

30 January 2017 7:09 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Warner Bros.’ “Ocean’s 8” doesn’t come out until the summer of 2018, but the studio is already whetting fans’ appetites by releasing the first official image of the all-female cast. The “Ocean’s Eleven” reboot stars Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, Cate Blanchett as Lou, Rihanna as Nine Ball, Mindy Kaling as Amita, Awkwafina as Constance, Helena-Bonham Carter as Rose, Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger and Sarah Paulson as Tammy.

Read More: Sarah Paulson Wins SAG Award For Female Actor In TV Movie or Limited Series

Here’s the Facebook post Warner Bros. put up on Monday morning.

Also appearing in the film are Olivia Munn, Dakota Fanning, Matt Damon, Richard Armitage, Katie Holmes, James Corden, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Anna Wintour.

“Ocean’s 8” is being directed by Gary Ross, whose credits include “The Hunger Games” and “Seabiscuit.” Ross wrote the script with Olivia Milch, who »

- Graham Winfrey

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Ocean’s Eight: First Official Cast Photo Gathers Sandra Bullock And The Team

30 January 2017 7:09 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If there’s one defining trait that underpins the Ocean’s franchise, it’s a suitably suave cast. More than five decades ago, Lewis Milestone gathered a crack team of well-tailored, fiercely intelligent crooks for an old-school heist movie. That tradition continued through Steven Soderbergh’s 2001 remake, one which birthed a trilogy of crime capers headed up George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon and many more well-tailored, fiercely intelligent crooks.

Now, the buck has been passed on to director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games), who has brought together an enviable lineup for his female-fronted spinoff, Ocean’s Eight. Billed as more of a continuation of the Ocean’s series than a full-scale reboot, we now have our first official look at Sandra Bullock and her fellow criminals riding on the New York City subway. She’ll take point as Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of George Clooney’s Danny Ocean, »

- Michael Briers

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Best of the Week: Sundance Preview, Miles Morales Got a 'Spider-Man' Movie, New 'Logan' Trailers and More

20 January 2017 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be the version of Spider-Man in Sony's non-mcu animated feature. DC Extended Universe: Dwayne Johnson will get his own Black Adam spinoff. Tom Cruise, Ryan Reynolds and others are on the shortlist for Green Lantern Corps. Star Wars: Lucasfilm announced they will not have a digital Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX James Bond: Tom Hardy could be the next 007 and he wants Christopher Nolan to direct. Sequels: The Eastern Promises follow-up Body Cross is shooting this Spring. Richard Armitage joined Ocean's Eight. Guillermo del Toro is polling fans on the Hellboy III demand. Remakes: Kenya Barris is redoing White Men Can't...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Wilson, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Ocean's Eight casting news and more make our daily round-up

18 January 2017 1:44 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Wilson, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Ocean's Eight casting news and more make our daily round-upWilson, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Ocean's Eight casting news and more make our daily round-upGarrett McCormick1/18/2017 4:44:00 Pm

Check out Cineplex's daily round-up featuring new trailers, clips, featurettes, casting news and more!


Woody Harrelson plays a broken down shell of a man with a hint of charm and quirkiness in the upcoming film, Wilson.

His wife left him seventeen years ago, he’s lonely, has no family and like some of us he’s just trying to find a reason to get out of bed every morning. Well he definitely has a reason now, as he finds out his ex-wife put a child up for adoption seventeen years ago and makes it his mission to find her and build the family he’s always wanted.

After making contact with his long-lost daughter »

- Garrett McCormick

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Movie News: 'Hobbit' Star Richard Armitage Joins 'Ocean's Eight'; Japanese 'Attack on Titan' Touted for Hollywood

18 January 2017 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Ocean's Eight: Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, above) has joined the cast of Ocean's Eight. Gary Ross is directing the spin-off, which stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Mindy Kaling. No details about Armitage's role have been offered. [Deadline]   Attack on Titan: Warner Bros. is in negotiations to acquire feature film rights to Attack on Titan, a Japanese manga that was transformed into a successful anime series and two live-action movies (above). If things work out, David Heyman (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) will serve as producer for an English-language feature. The story follows humans who must battle a giant alien race known as the Titans. [Deadline]   Body Cross: A new rumor...

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News Briefs: 'Hobbit' Star Richard Armitage Joins 'Ocean's Eight'

17 January 2017 10:25 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Ocean's Eight: Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, above) has joined the cast of Ocean's Eight. Gary Ross is directing the spin-off, which stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Mindy Kaling. No details about Armitage's role have been offered. [Deadline]   Attack on Titan: Warner Bros. is in negotiations to acquire feature film rights to Attack on Titan, a Japanese manga that was transformed into a successful anime series...

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Ocean’s Eight adds Richard Armitage, Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner to cameo

17 January 2017 2:42 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production underway and its female stars already cast, Ocean’s Eight has been spending the last few weeks rounding out the supporting cast with actors like Damian Lewis (Billions, Homeland) and James Corden (The Late Late Show, Into the Woods). Now, we have word on another cast addition, and a couple Kardashian cameos.

According to Deadline, The Hobbit trilogy and Hannibal actor Richard Armitage has signed on in a secretive role. There are literally no details as to who he’ll be playing, or how big of a role he’ll have.

In other news, E! has the scoop that both Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner will cameo in the film. The models/reality TV stars shot a scene set at the New York Met Gala. They’ll reportedly be joined by Vogue editor in chief and fashion icon Anna Wintour. Their’s won’t be the only cameos »

- James Garcia

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Richard Armitage Nicks Role In Ocean’s Eight

17 January 2017 2:30 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The casting news continues to pour in for the Gary Ross-directed Ocean’s Eight, with Richard Armitage being the latest addition to the fold.

Deadline has the scoop, confirming that Armitage, who is perhaps best known for his roles across Alice Through the Looking Glass and Peter Jackson’s Hobbit franchise, will play a mystery character in next year’s female-led crime caper. How exactly the actor’s newcomer fits into proceedings is up for question, though given the stacked ensemble cast, we’re inclined to believe the Brit will hold a small supporting role opposite Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett and their merry band of crooks.

Those two leading ladies will anchor Ocean’s Eight as a pair of master criminals, presiding over an ensemble that includes Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. Their mission? Staging a heist that involves stealing an invaluable »

- Michael Briers

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Newswire: Ocean’s 8 recruits Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner

17 January 2017 12:45 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Despite the recent additions of Matt Damon, James Corden, and Damian Lewis, Ocean’s 8 is still poised to be a female-led caper. While casting for cameos, the production team stumbled upon the perfect players for bit roles in the New York Fashion Week-centered story: Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner. We say that because both Kardashian and Jenner are involved in the fashion industry, and because they should be able to play themselves with aplomb. TMZ reports the sisters were recently and ever so briefly on set, all dolled up and ready to stroll wordlessly past the actors. (Our header image is actually a photo of Kardashian and Jenner‘s performance.)

But, just as we were ready to welcome one or both of the Hadids to the heist, Deadline reports that another dude has made his way into the cast. The Hobbit trilogy’s Richard Armitage has signed on in ...


- Danette Chavez

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Richard Armitage Joins ‘Ocean’s Eight’ Cast

17 January 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: British actor Richard Armitage, who's had roles in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit franchise and Alice Through the Looking Glass, has joined the cast of Ocean's Eight. Details of his character are being kept under wraps but he's in good company in the female-driven caper with stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter and James Corden. Gary Ross directs the spinoff for Warner Bros and… »

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