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Back in January Screenterrier posted a casting call for the new ITV drama based on the story of Peter Pan. In May the news of the two young actors who landed the title roles was announced.
Peter and Wendy is currently scheduled to air on Saturday 26th December on ITV and here's a first look at the two young stars.
13 year old Hazel Doupe from Ireland, plays the joint roles of twelve year old Lucy Rose, a patient at modern day Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Wendy Darling, in her re-imagining of Peter Pan story. Hazel (represented by Macfarlane Chard), who attends Billie Barry Stage School in Dublin, played Sarah in the Rte docu/drama Titanic, Blood and Steel, and starred in Irish thriller Jack Taylor:Shot Down.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
Nothing like getting the gang back together after a successful entry. That seems to be the case for the Mission: Impossible franchise, and that includes doing something they’ve never done before.
Variety reports Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed this year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, is in talks to return in both capacities for the sixth entry. If McQuarrie agrees, he would be the first director in the franchise to return for a second entry.
On top of bringing McQuarrie back, Variety adds that stand-out Rebecca Ferguson could also be coming back for the next movie after the studio signed her for an option. Paramount is looking to turn around the next Mi film after Rogue Nation was such a runaway hit.
- Zach Dennis
Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick (Robert De Niro), to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy.
Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had.
This outlandish comedy also stars Julianne Hough, »
- Michelle McCue
Gk Films’ biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is starting to pick up some steam this week, as it’s been announced that The Theory Of Everything writer, Anthony McCarten, will be penning the script. Though the project is still untitled, apparently the studio is toying around with the idea of calling it Bohemian Rhapsody, which is obviously a nod to the band’s biggest song.
In terms of casting, Sacha Baron Cohen was attached for a long time, but departed a few years ago. The most recent name to be linked to the part was Ben Whishaw, and apparently, he’s still the first choice. While no deal has been made just yet, with the actor’s profile quickly rising, it’d be easy to see Gk Films snatching him up for their biopic.
Regardless of what happens, it’s clear that the project is picking up some serious »
- Josh Wilding
I honestly did not see The Theory of Everything, but I have to assume Stephen Hawking had a ton of pelvis-thrusting rock numbers that showcased his operatic voice and high-octane sexuality? I don't know who Stephen Hawking is. If so, that explains why Gk Films has hired The Theory of Everything scribe Anthony McCarten to pen a screenplay about the late, great Queen front man, potentially titled Bohemian Rhapsody. While Sacha Baron Cohen pulled out of the film back in 2013 over disputes with surviving Queen members, Deadline reports that Spectre actor Ben Whishaw has been mentioned to play Mercury. If he's not available, might Stephen Hawking be available? Again, I have no idea who he is or what he does. I'm just throwing that out there. »
- Halle Kiefer
A biopic about Freddie Mercury has been kicking around Hollywood since 2010, when it was revealed that Sacha Baron Cohen would portray the Queen singer. However, Baron Cohen dropped out of the film in the summer of 2013, and in March 2014, the director hired to helm the biopic also departed the gestating project. Since then, the Mercury film has sat in stasis, but on Wednesday, Gk Films announced that they had hired a new screenwriter to kickstart the movie, Deadline reports.
A new writer has been found for the long-planned Freddie Mercury biopic. Anthony McCarten (The Theory Of Everything) has been hired by Gk Films to write the biopic of the late, legendary Queen frontman, and Spectre star Ben Whishaw is the hot favourite to play the lead.
The film is now being referred to as Bohemian Rhapsody, named after the famous Queen song. The film has had a host of big names attached to star in it in the past, the most recent being Sacha Baron-Cohen who, I feel, would have absolutely nailed it as Mercury. He departed the project citing ‘creating differences’ a little while back. The rumours were that Cohen was unhappy over the direction that the film was heading, and reportedly wanted to examine a few of the darker elements of the Queen story.
The film already has a draft by award-winning scribe Peter Morgan, »
- Paul Heath
A project we thought had been quietly shelved was the mooted biopic of Queen's legendary frontman, the late Freddie Mercury. At one stage, Dexter Fletcher was close to directing this one we understand, before departing the project.
Turns out the film is still happening.
Ben Whishaw remains the top choice to play Mercury (for a long time it was Sacha Baron Cohen who was set to play him, but he left in the end over creative differences), although he's not signed on the dotted line as of yet. But there is progress, as a fresh writer has been hired.
Anthony McCarten, who bagged an Oscar nomination for his The Theory Of Everything script, has joined the Freddie Mercury film, which is currently going by the name of Bohemian Rhapsody. No director is »
I'm not sure that we're ever going to get a Freddie Mercury biopic, but you have to admire the persistance of Gk Films in trying. They just won't give up. With a project that seemed dead after Sacha Baron Cohen departed amidst creative differences with the surviving members of Queen (rumors were they would not give the go-ahead to make anything less than a wholesome PG-style film about the band and their... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Exclusive: The pieces are being put back together the pieces of the movie on Queen and the band’s iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury. The project has been adrift since Sacha Baron Cohen pulled out over creative differences with the surviving members of the band. Gk Films has hired as its new writer Anthony McCarten, who wrote the terrific script for The Theory Of Everything and got an Oscar nomination doing it. I’m told they are toying with the title Bohemian Rhapsody… »
Mark Strong has played several roles over the years that featuring him kicking an extraordinary amount of ass, and The Brothers Grimsby will continue that tradition. Here, Strong plays a spy seemingly capable of doing any and everything. This film differs from the rest in that a new assignment forces him to team up with his football hooligan brother, played by none other than Sacha Baron Cohen. Check out... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Almost a month ago, Louis Letterier’s (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) spy actioner The Brothers Grimsby debuted its first teaser trailer, and it was one starved of any form of memorable or original comedy.
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong as two wildly different siblings, Letterier’s feature failed to win over many fans based on its first impression, with Cohen playing a dimwitted character that will be overly familiar to supporters of the actor’s previous work – specifically Bruno, Borat, and The Dictator. But even at that, Cohen’s unofficial trilogy of lunacy contained redeeming features such as the mockumentary style of filmmaking. Going off two very similar teaser trailers, the same can’t be said for The Brothers Grimsby at this stage.
Opening with a fast-paced sizzle reel of Strong’s gruff British secret agent in action, here, we’re given a peak into »
- Michael Briers
Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. This time, the raunchy star is playing one half of The Brothers Grimsby, opposite Mark Strong. The comedy revolves around two siblings, one of whom is a top spy and one who is a total mess. (I'll let you figure out who is who.) Rebel Wilson, Penélope Cruz, Gabourey Sidibe, and Cohen's real-life wife, Isla Fisher, all costar. Check out both the trailers below, and stay tuned for a longer look before the March 4 release date! Here's the original trailer: »
- Maggie Pehanick
This better be as funny as it looks. Sony has released another alternate green band trailer for The Brothers Grimsby, the action-comedy starring Mark Strong and Sacha Baron Cohen as brothers. This is very similar to the first official (red band) teaser trailer starting out the same way - by introducing Mark Strong as the world's greatest superspy in a Pov action sequence. From there, the second half switches to another scene where Sacha Baron Cohen as his greasy, idiotic football hooligan brother reveals he got tickets to a world championship game and an early tattoo to celebrate. These two gents are some of my favorite actors working today, and I'm looking forward to seeing how ridiculous this gets. Compare to the first teaser here. Here's the second teaser trailer for Louis Leterrier's The Brothers Grimsby, found via The Movie Box: A new assignment forces a top spy (Mark Strong »
- Alex Billington
Sacha Baron Cohen has made a career of playing dimwitted sorts, with "Bruno," "Borat," and "The Dictator" making for an unofficial trilogy of idiocy. But all of those movies, to varying degrees, also served sly commentary and substance beneath the laughs. As for "The Brothers Grimsby," thus far it seems to double down on the dumb, without bringing much else to the table. A new green band trailer for the movie has landed, and while the opening, featuring super agent Mark Strong kicking ass is much of the same, we get a new scene tagged on the end. This time around, instead of having sex with this girlfriend in a mattress store, Cohen's soccer hooligan reveals an over-enthusiastic tattoo to the disbelief of his brother. Let's hope the jokes in the movie are a bit better. "The Brothers Grimsby" arrives on March 4, 2016. [Live For Films] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Production is now underway on Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange, and yet another actor has now been added to the second of Marvel’s Phase 3 movies. That’s martial artist Scott Adkins, and while his role is being kept a secret, The Wrap reveals that he’ll “have several major action scenes featuring hand-to-hand combat.”
Adkins played the transformed version of “Deadpool” in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and took part in an impressive battle sequence which saw him pitted against Wolverine and Sabretooth. He’s also made an impact in movies like The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2, and Zero Dark Thirty. He’ll next be seen alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in The Brothers Grimsby.
Adkins is English, but could he be playing an updated version of Wong? In the Doctor Strange comic books, he’s the Sorcerer Supreme’s Asian manservant, something which wouldn’t go down too well in »
- Josh Wilding
“Annie Hall” has been named the funniest screenplay in voting by the members of the Writers Guild of America.
The script by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman topped “Some Like it Hot,” “Groundhog Day,” “Airplane!” and “Tootsie,” which make up the rest of the top five. “Young Frankenstein,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “National Lampoon’s Animal House” rounded out the top 10.
The awards for the 101 funniest screenplays were announced at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood at the conclusion of two hours of panel discussions and clips, hosted by Rob Reiner. He noted that his “This Is Spinal Tap” script had finished at the No. 11 spot — a coincidence that recalled the “go to 11” amplifier joke in the film.
- Dave McNary
Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, and Helena Bonham Carter return for the sequel to Alice In Wonderland. Sacha Baron Cohen and Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) join the cast in Alice Through The Looking Glass. The new and returning cast members are featured on new character movie posters for the movie. Check out the colorful and vibrant new one-sheets.
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Last week we saw the first trailer for Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming live-action sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass [see here], along with featuring character posters for Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter’s Red Queen and Sacha Baron Cohen’s Time [see here]. Now it’s the turn of Mia Wasikowska’s title character Alice, along with Anne Hathaway as The White Queen…
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd »
- Amie Cranswick
Walt Disney Pictures has released five new character posters for director James Bobin's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" starring Mia Wasikowska ("Crimson Peak") as Alice, Johnny Depp ("Black Mass") as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway ("Interstellar") as the White Queen, Helena Bonham Carter ("Cinderella") as the Red Queen, and Sacha Baron Cohen ("The Brothers Grimsby") as Time.
The sequel to director Tim Burton's 2010 film, "Alice in Wonderland", follows Alice (Wasikowska) as she journeys back to Wonderland to retrieve a magical scepter to stop the mystical Lord of Time (Cohen) from turning back the clock and changing Wonderland into a barren wasteland. With the help of the Mad Hatter (Depp) and the White Queen (Hathaway), Alice must also foil the Red Queen's (Carter) evil plot to regain the throne.
- J.B. Casas
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