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Casting Net: Paul Wesley to star in and produce 'Convergence'

17 November 2014 6:33 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• The Vampire DiariesPaul Wesley will star in Convergence, a vehicle for him to star in and produce. Little is known about the plot at this time, but the film is said to follow a group of underground biotech engineers who experiment with a new technology that exceeds their expectations. Jeff Richard wrote the script. Filming is planned for next spring in Shanghai and Atlanta. [Deadline] • Sam Huntington, of Being Human fame, has been cast as the lead in Finding Sofia. Nico Casavecchia is directing the indie comedy, which follows Huntington as a young filmmaker who buys a ticket to Buenos »

- C. Molly Smith

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Casting: Bernthal, Hahn, Cooke, Pena, Lahti

15 November 2014 5:21 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Accountant

Jon Bernthal ("Fury," "The Walking Dead") is in negotiations to join Ben Affleck in Gavin O'Connor's assassin thriller "The Accountant" at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Affleck will star as a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as a deadly assassin. J.K. Simmons and Anna Kendrick also star and filming begins in January. [Source: The Wrap]


Kathryn Hahn is set to remain the co-star of Showtime pilot "Happyish," reprising the role she played opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in the original pilot shot before Hoffman died.

Steve Coogan is taking over Hoffman's role of a man facing a mid-life crisis. Hahn plays Coogan’s wife and mother of their six-year-old son. [Source: Variety]


"Ouija" and "Bates Motel" star Olivia Cooke is circling a key role alongside Jack Huston in Timur Bekmambetov's remake of "Ben-Hur" at MGM and Paramount. Morgan Freeman and Pedro Pascal also star.

Huston plays the titular Jewish prince who is forced »

- Garth Franklin

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Ayelet Zurer Circling Role In Ben-Hur Remake

13 November 2014 5:53 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

MGM’s remake of 1959 historical epic Ben-Hur failed to nab Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice actress Gal Gadot (who had to pass on the project due to a scheduling conflict), but it may have managed to get a hold of another powerful woman in Superman’s life all the same.

According to THR, Ayelet Zurer, who played Superman’s Kryptonian birth mother Laura Lor Van in Man of Steel, is circling a role in Ben-Hur, though it’s not the same one that was offered to Gadot. If she ends up committing to the project she’ll play Naomi, the mother of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston).

This marks one of several big projects to come Zurer’s way following last year’s Superman reboot; she recently wrapped production on Last Days in the Desert opposite Ewan McGregor, and has been cast as Vanessa Fisk, the wife of the Kingpin, »

- James Garcia

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Olivia Cooke In Talks For Ben-Hur

13 November 2014 4:21 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The casting information about the new take on the Ben-Hur story is coming in quicker than a speeding chariot. With director Timur Bekmambetov looking to set his cast quickly ready for shooting to gear up, Ouija star Olivia Cooke is circling the role of Tirzah, Ben-Hur’s sister.Taken once again from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, the new version aims to chronicle the younger days of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) and Messala (Toby Kebbell), best friends growing up in Jerusalem. Ben-Hur is a Jewish prince and Messala the son of a Roman tax collector who is packed off to be educated in Rome for five years. Upon his return, Messala mocks our hero for his religion. After an accident he pins on his friend, he has him sold into slavery, while imprisoning his mother and sister. Cue a quest for revenge that includes (in the 1959 Charlton Heston film, at any rate) the iconic chariot race. »

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Crowdfunding Friday: first-person action film, Hardcore

13 November 2014 4:18 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sharlto Copley stars in the first-person sci-fi action film Hardcore, currently looking for funds on IndieGoGo...

Nb: this article contains language and violent video footage which may be considered Nsfw.

Gun battles. Car chases. Explosions. All stuff we've seen in action films before, so what can be done to freshen it up and make it seem new? Enter Hardcore, a sci-fi action film with the first-person viewpoint and demented pace of a videogame.

It's the work-in-progress from Russian filmmaker Ilya Naishuller. You might remember a superbly-shot video that appeared on YouTube last year, which saw an anonymous hero involved in car chases, fights and gun battles - all viewed from his point-of-view. Although intended as a music video for his band Biting Elbows, the film itself got the lion's share of the attention, with over 40m views and praise from director Timur Bekmambetov. If you've never seen it before, you can watch it here. »

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Cybernatural Receives New Title & Release Date from Universal

12 November 2014 3:37 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Universal recently acquired Blumhouse’s horror film Cybernatural, in which a malevolent force haunts six high school friends during a Skype session that turns deadly when the unseen presence forces its victims to commit gruesome, self-inflicted acts of violence in front of the computer camera. It’s now been announced that Universal has re-named Cybernatural and moved its release date just a bit.

According to Box Office Mojo, Cybernatural is now called Unfriended, giving it a Facebook-related title that ties in with its modern technology tale. Originally scheduled to come out on April 10th of next year, Unfriended will now be released one week later on April 17th, 2015.

“While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they »

- Derek Anderson

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Robertson in Cook; Zurer May Join Ben-hur; Hammer Goes for Birth Of A Nation; Kendrick Circling a Role in The Accountant

12 November 2014 1:48 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve got a bunch of casting news to report.  Here’s what’s coming at a glance: Britt Robertson joined the cast of Bruce Beresford’s Cook. Ayelet Zurer is in talks to join Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur. Armie Hammer is confirmed for Nate Parker’s historical drama, Birth of a Nation. Anna Kendrick is circling a role in The Accountant.  J.K. Simmons is in negotiations to join the cast as well. Hit the jump for more on all four films. First up, we’ve got Robertson in Cook.  Deadline is reporting that the Tomorrowland star is all set to lead alongside Eddie Murphy who’s playing Henry Church, a cook who’s hired by a dying man to prepare meals for his wife and daughter after he passes away, but then winds up being part of their lives for the next 15 years.  Robertson will play the man’s daughter, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Cybernatural Retitled Unfriended and Set for an April 17, 2015 Release; M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit Coming on September 11, 2015

12 November 2014 12:59 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Remember that Timur Bekmambetov-created and produced thriller that goes down in real-time from the point-of-view of a teen’s computer?  It’s got a new title.  Universal just announced that it’s doing away with Cybernatural and running with a more familiar term instead, Unfriended.  There’s something cheeky about it, but there’s also no doubt that some will have a tough time taking the new title seriously.  In addition to the title change, Unfriended will not hit theaters on April 17, 2015 as previously announced and will arrive on April 10th instead. On top of that, Universal also revealed that one of its upcoming Blumhouse releases is M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit.  That one will arrive in theaters on September 11, 2015.  Hit the jump for more on both films. Here’s the official synopsis for Unfriended: Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal Pictures’ Unfriended unfolds over a »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Universal to Release M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Visit’ on Sept. 11

12 November 2014 12:17 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal has picked up rights to M. Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller “The Visit,” produced with horror specialist Jason Blum, and set it for a Sept. 11 release.

The story centers on a brother and sister sent for a week to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm, where they discover that the grandparents are involved something deeply disturbing.

Shyamalan is producing through his Blinding Edge Pictures, while Blum produces through his Blumhouse Productions with Mark Bienstock. Steven Schneider and Ashwin Rajan are executive producing.

The film has already been shot with cast members under wraps.

“The Visit” is the first Shyamalan film to be released by Universal. The filmmaker saw his greatest successes at Disney with “The Sixth Sense,” “Unbreakable” and “Signs.” Sony released his “After Earth” last year and saw moderate returns with $240 million worldwide on a $130 million budget.

News about “The Visit” was first reported by Deadline.com.

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- Dave McNary

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Casting: Zurer, Greer, Robertson, Macy

11 November 2014 8:52 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


Ayelet Zurer ("Man of Steel," "Angels and Demons") is in negotiations to join Timur Bekmambetov's "Ben-Hur" remake at Paramount and MGM. Zurer would play Naomi, the mother of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston).

Huston plays the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his onetime friend Messala (Toby Kebbell). He fights his way to freedom and vengeance. [Source: Heat Vision]


Judy Greer, Fred Armisen, Selma Blair, Dallas Roberts, and Chris Messina will join Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong in Lee Kirk's music drama "Geezer" which has begun shooting in New York City. The film will include new songs written and performed by Armstrong.

The story centers on the mid-life crisis of a husband and father who, on his fortieth birthday, decides to revisit his punk-rock past by throwing an extravagant party in the Drake Hotel's presidential suite. He soon encounters his beautiful ex-girlfriend and former bandmates who have »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Robert DeNiro in negotiations to reteam with Jennifer Lawrence, David O. Russell for 'Joy'

11 November 2014 6:18 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Robert De Niro is in talks for Joy. If the deal closes, De Niro would re-team him with actress Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell, whom he worked with on Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. The film tells the story of inventor of the Miracle Mop, Joy Mangano, whom Lawrence would play. De Niro is considering the role of Mangano's father, but his decision reportedly depends on whether Lawrence's deal closes. Russell is rewriting the script, which tracks Mangano's path from single mother in Long Island to QVC star, originally by Bridesmaids scribe Annie Mumolo. The film is »

- C. Molly Smith

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'Ben-Hur' Remake Eyes 'Man of Steel' Star Ayelet Zurer

11 November 2014 4:11 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Man of Steel star Ayelet Zurer is in talks to star in MGM and Paramount's epic remake Ben-Hur, which is being directed by Timur Bekmambetov.

If a deal is finalized, Ayelet Zurer will play Naomi, the mother of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston). The story follows Judah as he is sold into slavery by his childhood friend Messalla (Toby Kebbell), which sends him on a journey of vengeance. Morgan Freeman is playing Ben-Hur's mentor, who teaches him the fine art of chariot racing, a skill which will come in handy during the remake's finale.

The story, which was originally written by Keith R. Clarke with rewrites by John Ridley, also follows the parallel tale of Jesus Christ, an aspect of the plot that was in Lew Wallace's original 1880 novel, but left out of the 1959 Ben-Hur adaptation starring Charlton Heston.

Mark Burnett is producing alongside Sean Daniel and Joni Levin, »

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Man of Steel's Ayelet Zurer Targets Ben-Hur Role

11 November 2014 3:56 PM, PST | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Having played the Kryptonian birth mother of Henry Cavill's Kal-El in Man of Steel, Ayelet Zurer is set to play the mother of another bigger than life cinematic hero. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zurer has joined the cast of MGM and Paramount's upcoming Timur Bekmambetov-helmed remake of Ben-Hur where she'll play Naomi, one parent of Jack Huston's title character. »

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'Man of Steel' Actress in Talks for 'Ben-Hur' (Exclusive)

11 November 2014 11:23 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Man of Steel and Daredevil actress Ayelet Zurer is in negotiations to join Paramount and MGM's Ben-Hur. Jack Huston is starring as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his onetime friend, Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. He fights his way to freedom and vengeance, with a couple of chariot races thrown in for good measure. Morgan Freeman is also on board as the man who teaches Ben-Hur how to win at chariot racing. Zurer would play Judah Ben-Hur's (Huston) mother, Naomi. Timur Bekmambetov is directing the movie, which is both a remake of the Charlton

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Ayelet Zurer In Talks For Ben Hur

11 November 2014 11:05 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

While Timur Bekmambetov and the team making the new Ben-Hur already tried unsuccessfully to secure the services of one actress from a Zack Snyder superhero film (Gal Gadot, who had to pass due to her Wonder Woman schedule), they appear to be closer to another. Man Of Steel’s Ayelet Zurer is now in talks to take a role.Taken once again from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, the new version aims to chronicle the younger days of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) and Messala (Toby Kebbell), best friends growing up in Jerusalem. Ben-Hur is a Jewish prince and Messala the son of a Roman tax collector who is packed off to be educated in Rome for five years. Upon his return, Messala mocks our hero for his religion and, after an accident he pins on his friend, has him sold into slavery. Cue a quest for revenge that includes (in the 1959 Charlton Heston film, »

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Adrenaline-Fueled Clip from Pov Action Film Hardcore with Sharlto Copley

11 November 2014 9:07 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Ilya Naishuller, the filmmaker who brought us the two Pov action short films "Insane Office Escape" and "Insane Office Escape Part 2," is developing a feature length film called Hardcore. This movie will be the first ever action film entirely shot from the Pov of the main character. The film stars Sharlto Copley (District 9, A-Team), and it’s being produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted). 

They are currently trying to secure the funding they need to finish the movie at Indiegogo, and they’ve released some badass teaser footage that gives you an idea of what they are trying to accomplish. Here’s a description:

Hardcore is a modern, action Sci-Fi story about Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator Estelle (Haley Bennet) from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, Akan (Danila Kozlovsky), and his army of mercenaries.  Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy (Sharlto Copley »

- Joey Paur

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Red Sea books into The Librarian

7 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Roman Kopelevich’s Red Sea Media will handle all international sales on adventure comedy The Librarian starring Marcia Gay Harden and Spanish star Oscar Jaenada.

The film screens at the market and centres on a teacher who travels to Costa Rica where she embarks upon adventure and romance with a younger man.

Red Sea Media’s Afm sales slate include screening titles Dawn Patrol starring Scott Eastwood and Rita Wilson and The Timber starring Josh Peck.

Among Kopelevich’s market roster are Beyond Skyline, set to start production in December; sci-fi adventure The 7th Tear produced by Brett Ratner, Matthew Chausse and Greg and Colin Strause of Hydraulx and John Cheng.

The list includes Squirrels produced by Timur Bekmambetov and the supernatural sci-fi Chimera, produced by Hydraulx. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Casting: Ferrell, Purnell, Hill, Kenzari, Findlay

5 November 2014 10:25 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Daddy’s Home

"The Other Guys" stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are confirmed to be re-teaming for the comedy "Daddy’s Home" at Paramount, Red Granite Pictures and Gary Sanchez. Sean Anders directs from a script by Brian Burns

Ferrell plays a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children. Complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. [Source: Deadline]

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ella Purnell ("Maleficent") and Asa Butterfield ("Ender's Game") are in negotiations to join Eva Green in Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at 20th Century Fox. Filming aims to begin early next year.

Based on the Ransom Riggs novel, the story follows a teenager who finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Chadwick Boseman lands lead in 'Message From The King'

4 November 2014 6:29 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• It’s a good time to be Chadwick Boseman: The actor, who was cast as the Black Panther in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War last week, has also just claimed the lead in Message From The King. Fabrice du Welz is directing the revenge thriller from a script by Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher. The film follows Jacob King (Boseman), a South African man who comes to Los Angeles to find his younger sister. Upon discovering she’s been killed, the story follows Jacob's subsequent revenge in the six days before he flies home. Message from the King is »

- C. Molly Smith

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Asian Pop Star Jay Chou Cast In ‘Now You See Me 2′, Marwan Kenzari Joins ‘Ben-Hur’

4 November 2014 10:52 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Taiwan-born Jay Chou has been cast in Lionsgate’s sequel Now You See Me 2, which has solidified its roster of actors joining returning stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine and Dave FrancoDaniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan are among the newcomers already tapped for the pic, which is being directed by Jon M Chu from a script by Pete Chiarelli and Ed Solomon. Bobby Cohen, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing, with Lionsgate’s Erik Feig and Geoff Shaevitz overseeing. The first pic made $351.7M worldwide after its May 2013 release. The sequel picks up a year after the Four Horseman outwitted the FBI with their mind-bending tricks, when they come face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. Chou, an actor and director as well as one of Asia’s most popular musicians, »

- Jen Yamato

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