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Keith Stanfield (Selma, Short Term 12) will play a young Snoop Dogg in Universal’s Straight Outta Compton, which tells the rise and fall of legendary rap group N.W.A. The film, directed by F. Gary Gray, also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-e), Aldis Hodge (Mc Ren), and Neil Brown Jr. (DJ Yella) as N.W.A. members; Paul Giamatti will co-star as Jerry Heller, manager to the group. Stanfield will play rising rap star, Calvin Broadus Jr. (a.k.a. young Snoop), who will cross paths with N.W.A. The film also stars Sheldon A. Smith »
- C. Molly Smith
Just one day after adding Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day to the cast of their Vacation reboot, New Line Cinema has brought on Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins to play the sons of Rusty Grisworld (Ed Helms).
John Francis Daley, who makes his directorial debut alongside his filmmaking partner Jonathan M. Goldstein, had this to say in a statement about finding these young actors after a nationwide casting search.
"The Griswolds are an iconic movie family and we knew we needed stellar actors to play the kids of the next generation. After a nationwide search, we found them in Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins."
Jonathan M. Goldstein also added the following statement about the new cast members.
"And it also doesn't hurt that their names are Skyler and Steele. Those are pretty badass names."
The plot centers on Rusty, who decides to surprise his wife Debbie (Christina Applegate) and their »
“Horrible Bosses” scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are set to make their feature directorial debut from a script they penned. Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are also in negotiations to join.
“The Griswolds are an iconic movie family and we knew we needed stellar actors to play the kids of the next generation,” Daley said. “After a nationwide search, we found them in Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins.”
The new version of the Griswolds’ “Vacation” adventures will follow grown-up son (Helms) who has the perfect surprise for his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and two sons: the cross-country trip of a lifetime, reminiscent of the fun-filled excursion he took as a kid. They’re going to Walley World, America’s greatest amusement park. »
- Justin Kroll
Gal Gadot, who is currently playing Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has signed on to star alongside Warner Bros./DC Comics alums Kevin Costner (Man of Steel) and Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight trilogy) in Millennium Entertainment's Criminal.
Ryan Reynolds and Tommy Lee Jones are also set to star in this crime thriller, which follows a prison inmate (Kevin Costner) who is implanted with the memories and skills of a deceased CIA operative in hopes that he can stop an evil plot. Gal Gadot is playing the wife of Ryan Reynolds' character.
Ariel Vromen (The Iceman) is directing from a screenplay by David Weisberg and Douglas Cook (The Rock, Double Jeopardy), with Chris Bender, J.C. Spink and Matt O'Toole producing. No production schedule was given.
Gal Gadot, the actress who is playing Wonder Woman in the new Warner Bros./DC Entertainment movies, has signed on to join the robust cast of Millennium Films' thriller Criminal. Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones have already been cast in the movie set to be directed by Ariel Vromen. The story centers on a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets and skills, which were implanted into a dangerous prison inmate (Costner) in hopes that he will stop a diabolical plot. Gadot will play Reynolds' wife. Producing are Chris Bender, J.C. Spink and Matt O'Toole.
- Borys Kit
• Alice Eve (Stark Trek Into the Darkness) has signed on for Criminal, joining Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, and Gary Oldman. Ariel Vromen will helm the thriller, which tells the story of a convict who has a dead CIA operative’s memories implanted into his brain in the hopes that he can complete the agent’s mission. Douglas Cook and David Weisberg wrote the script. Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, Mark Gill, and Matt O’Toole are producing. Avi Lerner, John Thompson, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Lati Groman, Christa Campbell, Christine Crow, and Jason Bloom are executive producing. [THR]
• Jillian Bell »
- C. Molly Smith
Star Trek Into Darkness actress Alice Eve will join Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman in the thriller Criminal. Ariel Vromen, who wrote and directed The Iceman, will helm the film. In the Millennium Films project, a dead CIA operative's memories are implanted into a dangerous convict in hopes that he will stop a diabolical plot. Douglas Cook and David Weisberg wrote the script. Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, Mark Gill and Matt O’Toole are producing. Avi Lerner, John Thompson, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Lati Grobman, Christa Campbell, Christine Crow and Jason Bloom are executive producing. Eve,
- Rebecca Ford, Borys Kit
Avan Jogia (TV's "Victorious") is set to play Egyptian ruler Tutankhamun in Spike TV and Muse Entertainment's original miniseries "Tut". The project will be filmed entirely on location in Morocco and Canada this Fall ahead of a 2015 debut.
Jogia joins Ben Kingsley, who was cast last month as Tutankhamun's grand vizier who wields tremendous power and influence as the top adviser to the young Egyptian ruler. The project marks Spike's first scripted event series in eight years. [Source: The Live Feed]
"Fifty Shades of Grey" and "The Fall" star Jamie Dornan has scored the lead role of Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan in Richie Smyth's geo-political thriller "The Siege Of Jadotville" for Parallel Films. Kevin Brodbin ("Constantine") penned the script and filming begins in Ireland and South Africa in the spring.
The story is based on a 1961 siege in the Congo following Moise Tshombe taking control of the Katanga region. 150 Un Irish troops, »
- Garth Franklin
It’s a high concept thriller with a cast of Hollywood veterans including Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman – but the age limit is now significantly reduced as Ryan Reynolds has joined Criminal in an unspecified role. The plot, which sounds a bit on the daffy side, concerns Costner’s hardened wrong ‘un receiving a brain swap whereby he can use the skills of a dead CIA agent to complete a mission for the agency. Quite why they have to rely on a “dangerous and unpredictable criminal” for the task in hand remains to be seen. I guess they couldn’t call the movie Criminal without it.
Ariel Vroman (The Iceman) directs and the writers are Douglas Cook and David Weisberg (The Rock). The production side includes Chris Bender and J.C. Spink (of Benderspink, who brought us Zombeavers). Reynolds has had some sizeable flops in recent years, such »
- Steve Palace
The films centers on a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets and skills that are implanted into a prisoner to help him stop a diabolical plot.
Reynolds also stars with Daniel Bruhl and Helen Mirren in the upcoming “The Woman in Gold” for The Weinstein Co.
- Dave McNary
• Tommy Lee Jones is joining Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman in Criminal. Ariel Vromen is directing the thriller from Millenium Films, which tells the story of a prison inmate who is implanted with a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills with the hope that he will stop a diabolical plot. Jones will play a neuroscientist who transplants said intelligence. Douglas Cook and David Weisberg wrote the script. Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, and Matt O’Toole will produce. [THR]
- C. Molly Smith
The films centers on a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets and skills that are implanted into a prisoner to help him stop a diabolical plot. Jones will play a doctor.
Producers are Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, Jake Weiner and Matt O’Toole. Exec producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Lati Grobman, Christa Campbell, Christine Crowe and Jason Bloom.
- Dave McNary
Tommy Lee Jones is joining Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman in Criminal, a thriller from Millennium Films. Ariel Vromen, who wrote and directed The Iceman, is helming the project, which centers on a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets and skills that are implanted into a dangerous prison inmate in hopes that he will stop a diabolical plot. Jones will play a neuroscientist who transplants the memories. Douglas Cook and David Weisberg wrote the script. Producing are Chris Bender, J.C. Spink and Matt O'Toole. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Mark Gill, John Thompson, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, Christine Crowe,
- Borys Kit
Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones has signed on to join Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman in Ariel Vromen's thriller “Criminal,” an individual familiar with the Millennium Films project has told TheWrap. “Criminal” follows a dangerous prison inmate who has a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets and skills implanted into him in hopes he'll stop a diabolical plot. Jones will play a character named Dr. Frank. Vromen (“The Iceman”) will direct from a script by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are producing with Matt O'Toole, while executive producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, »
- Jeff Sneider
As Comic-Con 2014 kicks off in San Diego, Universal Cable Productions (Ucp) announces three new deals that will bolster Ucp’s genre library and are sure to generate excitement among both comic book and horror enthusiasts. Read on for the details!
From the Press Release:
Ucp has signed award-winning graphic novel writer Warren Ellis (New York Times best-seller Gun Machine and Iron Man: Extremis, the Marvel Comics graphic novel and basis for Iron Man 3) to develop Ellis’ first original TV series in collaboration with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment (“The Walking Dead,” Terminator).
Additionally, Ucp and Idw Entertainment have optioned the horror comic book Night Mary with the intent to co-develop it as a live action TV series. Ucp has also optioned the Kickstarter-funded breakout hit Five Ghosts, written by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham, from Black Mask Studios to develop it as an original TV series.
“We love genre at Ucp, »
- Debi Moore
The film centers on a dead CIA agent's memory banks, secrets and particular skill-sets that are implanted into a dangerous prisoner to hopefully stop an evil plot. If the deal comes together, Gary Oldman will portray the CIA chief.
The Iceman director Ariel Vroman will be helming the project from a script written by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg. Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, Kevin King, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman and Jason Bloom are producing.
Ashton Kutcher’s 2004 movie The Butterfly Effect is still making ripples a decade later: The production company Benderspink filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming that it’s still owed shares of the film’s profits. The suit names FilmEngine, Highwire, Roulette, and Rhulen as the “interrelated film production companies” involved in the matter, THR reports.
According to the claim, Benderspink—run by Chris Bender and J.C. Spink—entered an agreement with FilmEngine in 2003; the companies were to distribute 50 percent of the sci-fi thriller’s net profits to Benderspink.
However, the suit states that “for years the Defendants repeatedly assured Benderspink that »
- Ray Rahman
Production company Benderspink filed a lawsuit on Thursday claiming it is owed profit shares from the 2004 Ashton Kutcher thriller, The Butterfly Effect. List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Named in the lawsuit that was filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court were FilmEngine, Highwire, Roulette and Rhulen, which are described as "interrelated film production companies." Read the full complaint here. It claims that in 2003, Benderspink — which is run by Chris Bender and J.C. Spink — and FilmEngine entered into a written memorandum to produce the sci-fi drama, that also starred Amy Smart and Eric Stoltz. Photos 'Pulp Fiction,'
- Debbie Emery
Costner would play a ruthless killer who rather than spend the rest of his life in jail, chooses to be the subject of a medical experiment in which the brain of a recently murdered field operative is implanted in his head.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
As if one barmy high concept flick wasn’t enough, Kevin Costner looks likely to star in the sci-fi-tinged Criminal from director Ariel Vromen. The leading man of 3 Days To Kill could soon be seen as a murderer who takes part in a radical experiment to avoid prison. What will get him out of those potentially awkward soap-fetching situations? Why, having his brain replaced with that of a freshly-slain field operative of course!
The flatly-named script is by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg and amongst the producers are Chris Bender and J.C. Spink, who most recently brought us We’Re The Millers and horror comedy Zombeavers (think zombies, then beavers… Zom-Beavers!). Their eclectic involvement doesn’t give much clue as to the tone of the new film, but Vromen helmed The Iceman, which indicates a certain level of straight-facedness. And in Costner the team may have found the perfect candidate »
- Steve Palace
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