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Zac Efron dabbling in cocaine and caught by the cops? No, not the latest celebrity scandal splashed across the pages of the gossip mags. It’s actually the plot of a possible future project Efron’s now attached to, as he may star in Narc.Lest you think it’s a remake of Joe Carnahan’s excellent, gritty cop thriller, this Narc is actually a true-crime tale that plays more like Donnie Brasco: The College Years.Assuming he ends up playing the lead (because “attached” doesn’t always mean “actually starring”), Efron would be an all-American college star, beloved by his peers, president of his fraternity and the captain of the lacrosse team. When police bust him with cocaine he was planning to distribute at a party, it looks like his future’s in ruins.Then the authorities offer him a deal: he won’t be arrested if he goes undercover as an informant. »
Star Trek Into Darkness star Chris Pine is going to re-team with director Joe Carnahan for the comedy thriller Stretch. Before Pine became a big star, he worked with Carnahan on the action film Smokin’ Aces. There’s no word on whom Pine will play in the film, but hopefully it won’t be other than some of main roles, maybe even down mentioned millionaire. The movie stars Patrick Wilson as “a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire who drags him to hell and back.” Aside from Star Trek, one of my favorite roles that he’s played so far was »
- Vesna Sunrider
James Badge Dale has always been one of those promising character actors who you knew to keep an eye on; he starred as a squirrely everyman caught in a vast conspiracy in AMC's short-lived series "Rubicon," and anchored the very best scene in Robert Zemeckis's "Flight" (he was the cancer patient in the staircase). But this summer he not only flirts with superstardom, he takes superstardom out to a five-course meal and brings it back to his place. In successive months, James Badge Dale stars in three of the summer's biggest, most talked-about blockbusters. You can currently see him as a gum-chewing bad guy in the excellent "Iron Man 3"; next month he battles hordes of flesh-eating zombies in the highly anticipated "World War Z," and in July he stars alongside Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in Disney's mega-budget "The Lone Ranger." We got to speak with the actor »
- Drew Taylor
J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot banner had a prosperous pilot season in setting up two big dramas, Fox’s “Almost Human” and NBC’s “Believe.” So did Bill Lawrence’s Doozer banner, with comedies on Fox (“Surviving Jack”) and NBC (“Undateable”), not to mention a newbie ordered by TBS last week (“Ground Floor”).
See also: Studios Score as Series Orders Soar
Others who made the Mvp roster in this year’s network development derby:
- Cynthia Littleton
Another novel set for adaptation, Z For Zachariah will expand further on Hollywood’s latest trend. A world struck by devastation. The project was announced last summer by Compliance director Craig Zobel, hot off the back of his success at Sundance. A press release has revealed this week that the film has gathered steam with three new leads as Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried and Chiwitel Ejiofor have now been confirmed to star.
Based on the novel by Robert C. O’Brien, Z For Zachariah follows 16-year old Ann Burden. After enduring a nuclear war and torrents of nerve gas, the teenager believes herself to be the only survivor of the catastrophe. Living on a farm in a small valley with a self-contained weather system, she is able to subsist with what’s deemed to be the only remaining breathable air. After a year of residing alone, she comes to learn »
- Gem Seddon
Reel TV is a column at Movies.com that takes an ongoing look at the growing intersection of movies and television. If there's a big-screen talent making the move to small screen, even temporarily, we want to tell you about it. Last year's fall TV season saw new shows either produced or directed by the likes of David Slade, James Mangold, Martin Campbell and Jon Favreau. Somehow 2013's crop of fall shows managed to top it, however. The major networks have all announced their new series, and between the bunch we're getting TV with some level of involvement from Alfonso Cuaron, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Sam Raimi, Jon Favreau, Phillip Noyce, Joss Whedon, and Joe Carnahan. Most of these shows won't last more than a season (that's just the...
- Peter Hall
Star Trek Into Darkness star Chris Pine is going to re-team with director Joe Carnahan for the comedy thriller Stretch. Before Pine became a big star, he worked with Carnahan on the action film Smokin' Aces. There's no word on whom Pine will play in the film, but hopefully it's a decent-sized role. The movie stars Patrick Wilson (Insidious) as "a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire who drags him to hell and back."
What's your favorite Pine movie role?
Source: The Wrap (https://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/chris-pine-stretch-joe-carnahan-exclusive-91511) »
- Joey Paur
Blimey, Chris Pine’s agents aren’t waiting around now that Star Trek Into Darkness is proving as successful as they hoped. He’s been booking jobs all over, including a cameo in Stretch as a favour to Joe Carnahan and a likely role in Rob Marshall’s Into The Woods. Chalk up another one on his likely list as he, Amanda Seyfried and Chiwetel Ejiofor are all set to appear in Z For Zachariah.Tobey Maguire is starring in and producing the film, which is adapted from Robert O’Brien’s tome by Nissar Modi.Compliance director Craig Zobel is in charge of this one, which finds a teenage girl called Ann living alone on a farm in a remote valley that just so happens to contain the only breathable air in the surrounding area following a brutal nuclear war.Her relatively tranquil life is rudely interrupted when two »
I'm not sure if this is a story or not, it all depends on how Joe Carnahan's new action-thriller/comedy Stretch is set up as it focuses on a down-on-his-luck chauffeur played by Patrick Wilson (Insidious) who is attempting to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire who drags him to hell and back. Low budget genre king Jason Blum and his newly formed Blumhouse Productions is launching Blumhouse International with the title at Cannes alongside Sinister 2 and to help bolster sales, Carnahan has cast Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness) in a cameo role, reuniting the director with his Smokin' Aces co-star for the first time since Pine played one of the Tremor brothers in Carnahan's 2006 film. The question is to wonder whether Pine will be one of a series of cameos that steps into the backseat of Wilson's limo or simply be a passer-by »
- Brad Brevet
Chris Pine is back in theaters this weekend with "Star Trek Into Darkness," but don't expect him to jump back into the captain's chair for the likely third "Trek" adventure any time soon. According to THR, Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are in early negotiations to join Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp in Rob Marshall's adaptation of the musical "Into the Woods." Pine and Gyllenhaal would play a pair of obnoxious and self-involved princes in the film, and for those wondering: yes, they will have to sing.
"Into the Woods" isn't the only big project Pine has on his radar. On Tuesday, TheWrap noted that Pine will make a cameo appearance in "Stretch," an indie comedy from director Joe Carnahan. Pine and Carnahan made "Smokin' Aces" together in 2006, back before Pine became a global star thanks to J.J. Abrams' 2009 "Star Trek" film.
This is to say nothing of Pine's »
- Christopher Rosen
The Wrap reports that Pine's role in the comedy thriller is being kept under wraps.
Wilson's character is described as a down-on-his-luck chauffeur who agrees to drive around a mysterious billionaire in a bid to get out of debt.
Pine will next appear in the title role in Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan reboot.
The story follows a chauffeur (Patrick Wilson) who starts working for a demanding billionaire. Filming aims to begin later this year.
The darkly comic mash-up of classic fairy tales revolves around a childless Baker and his wife, who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch (Meryl Streep) that put the spell on them.
Pine and Gyllenhaal reportedly sang for director Rob Marshall for their parts - »
- Garth Franklin
He’s warping around our screens now as Captain Kirk in Star Trek Into Darkness, but Chris Pine has his eye on a slightly more sedate form of transport. He’s agreed to take a small role in Joe Carnahan’s new film, Stretch.The movie, a low-budget comedy thriller, finds Patrick Wilson as a limo driver who needs a cash infusion to solve big debt problems. He sees a golden opportunity when the chance arises to drive a billionaire around, but he doesn’t count on the man being a total git who puts him through hell.Pine’s role – technically more of a cameo, according to The Wrap – is being kept quiet. And it represents the actor paying back the director who helped kick his career to the next level (or at least got him noticed outside of rom-coms) with Smokin’ Aces.Pine will next be seen in another big franchise film, »
• In the midst of the frenzy surrounding the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, Chris Pine has revealed where he’ll boldly go next. EW has confirmed that Pine will appear in comedic thriller Stretch, a project that reunites the actor with Joe Carnahan, who directed one of Pine’s earliest films, 2006′s Smokin’ Aces. Patrick Wilson (Watchmen) will star in the new film as a down-on-his-luck chauffeur who drives around a mysterious billionaire to get rid of his debt. Details on Pine’s role have not yet been revealed. [The Wrap]
• Action-thriller The Candy Store has gained some more Oscar-winning talent. »
- Emily Rome
A few casting stories to share this afternoon. Briefly: Chris Pine will be reuniting with his Smokin Aces director Joe Carnahan on the low-budget comedic thriller Stretch opposite Patrick Wilson. Homeland star and Broadway veteran Mandy Patinkin has been set in the role of Zach Braff’s father in Braff’s partially Kickstarter-funded directorial effort Wish I Was Here. Lust, Caution stars Wei Tang and Leehom Wang have boarded Michael Mann’s untitled cyber thriller starring Chris Hemsworth. Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned projects. Though Star Trek Into Darkness opens domestically this weekend, star Chris Pine certainly isn’t above taking on a smaller role in another film. The Wrap reports that Pine will appear in a cameo capacity in The Grey director Joe Carnahan’s next film, the low-budget actioner Stretch. In keeping with the limousine trend as of late (Holy Motors, Cosmopolis), Patrick Wilson stars »
- Adam Chitwood
Prior to his big breakout playing Captain James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, one of Chris Pine's earlier roles was playing a psychopath assassin aiming to kill Jeremy Piven in Joe Carnahan's Smokin Aces. Pine's career has obviously grown considerably in the time since, with multiple starring roles and yet another franchise growing with the forthcoming Jack Ryan, but now Pine is doing a bit of looking backwards, and part of that is reteaming with Carnahan. According to The Wrap, the star and the director are set to reunite on Stretch, a new comedic thriller that is already set to star Patrick Wilson. In the movie Wilson will star as a limo driver (hence the name) who has the unfortunate responsibility of driving around a mysterious billionaire "who drags him to hell and back." While our guts tell us that Pine will play the strange passenger, »
A long, long time ago, before Chris Pine was Captain Kirk, he had a very different kind of role; one of the three psychotic Tremor Brothers (alongside Kevin Durand and Maury Sterling), "Mad Max"-like neo-Nazis who stole the show in Joe Carnahan's fun-on-paper, less-so-in-practice "Smokin' Aces." The film didn't make much of an impact, and many forget that Pine was even in, but he clearly made an impression on the director; Carnahan wanted to cast Pine alongside George Clooney in his film version of James Ellroy's "White Jazz" (and in his Escobar movie "Killing Pablo") only to be foiled when Pine was cast in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot. Neither of Carnahan's pictures ever came together, but with the filmmaker coming off the strong reviews of "The Grey," and Pine about to top up his stardom with this week's "Star Trek Into Darkness," the two are finally set to reteam, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
"Star Trek Into Darkness" hero Chris Pine is joining the cast of Joe Carnahan's comedic thriller "Stretch," which will star Patrick Wilson as a limousine driver. Carnahan cast Pine in one of his earliest roles as one of the crazy Tremor brothers in 2006's "Smokin' Aces" and now the A-list actor is returning the favor by agreeing to cameo in the low-budget indie movie, which will surely benefit from his considerable star power. "Stretch" stars Wilson ("Insidious") as a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire »
- Jeff Sneider
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the first announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on NBC.
The Peacock did not have a good year. Only one of its new shows, "Revolution," was a true hit. Another, "Chicago Fire," got renewed by the skin of its teeth whilst the fate of a third, "Hannibal," remains uncertain.
None of last year's new comedies survived, neither did two mid-season dramas, which leaves the network with some big holes to fill. Three dramas and three comedies will debut in the Fall ahead of three more dramas and two comedies mid-season. Two further dramas and a comedy are presently unscheduled.
Several other pilots didn't make the final cut and won't become series including the high-profile Charlize Theron-produced drama about the Hatfields and McCoys, the Bruckheimer-produced »
- Garth Franklin
NBC has announced its 2013-14 schedule, which includes 12 new series in what is in general a considerable shakeup to the struggling network's lineup. Jon Favreau and Minnie Driver ("About a Boy"), J.K. Simmons ("The Family Guide," from which leading lady Parker Posey recently dropped out), Michael J. Fox ("The Michael J. Fox Show"), Sean Hayes ("Sean Saves The World"), Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams ("Believe"), James Spader and Joe Carnahan ("The Blacklist"), Dermot Mulroney and Gillian Anderson ("Crisis"), John Malkovich ("Crossbones"), Jonathan Rhys Meyers ("Dracula") are among the talent involved in NBC's ambitious new schedule. Read More: NBC Picks Up 'About A Boy' TV Series and Another J.J. Abrams Joint, 'Believe,' Written by Alfonso Cuarón "The Voice," "Parks and Recreation," "Chicago Fire," "Revolution," "Law & Order: Svu" and "Parenthood" are among the returning favorites, while "Community" has also been renewed but has not yet been scheduled. Full. »
- Peter Knegt
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