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No surprise here: a trio of very talented actors want to work with Whiplash and La La Land director, Damien Chazelle. Kyle Chandler (Bloodline), Corey Stoll (Café Society), and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) have signed up to star alongside Ryan Gosling in Chazelle’s First Man, which is about Nasa’s attempt to put astronauts on the moon. They’ll start shooting the Amblin Entertainment project in […]
- Jack Giroux
With dozens of castings announced and new projects coming down the pipeline each week across television, film, and theater, it can be near-impossible to keep up. Luckily, Backstage is here to help. Every Friday, we’re rounding up the week's industry news you shouldn’t miss so you can be sure you're firmly in the know! “Downton Abbey” feature is a go.Before the series even wrapped for good after six seasons in 2016, a feature-length follow-up was in the works. Now it’s official: NBC Universal has confirmed that production on the film will begin in 2018. The series creator-writer Julian Fellowes has penned the script, and though no casting has been announced at this time, producer Gareth Neame said the cast from the episodic period drama is “enthusiastic” to reprise their roles for the film. Kyle Chandler and Ryan Gosling will smolder on the big screen.The duo have been announced as the stars of “First Man,” a feature depicting Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. The film will be helmed by director Damien Chazelle, well-known for his direction of 2016’s “La La Land” (in which Gosling also starred). Universal and Amblin Entertainment are co-financing the »
Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and this year’s “Kong: Skull Island,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.
The film, which began principal photography on June 19, is being directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus”), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films), and Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), both reprising their “Godzilla” roles; Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Manchester by the Sea”); Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (“Get Out”); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”); Charles Dance (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”); Aisha Hinds (“Star Trek Into Darkness”); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.
Behind the scenes, Dougherty’s creative team includes director of photography Lawrence Sher, whose past credits include “War Dogs” and “Godzilla,” for which he handled additional photography; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”); editor Roger Barton (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the “Transformers” films); costume designer Louise Migenbach (the “X-Men” and “Hangover” films); and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron (“Godzilla,” “Ghost in the Shell,” and part of the Oscar-winning team behind “Life of Pi ”).
Filming is taking place mainly in Atlanta, Georgia. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film is currently scheduled for release in March 2019, and will be distributed in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.
Meanwhile, Tag! You’re It!
Production begins this week on location in Atlanta for the new comedy “Tag,” directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central’s “Broad City”) for New Line Cinema. The film’s starring ensemble cast is led by Ed Helms (The “Hangover” movies, “We’re the Millers”), Jake Johnson (TV’s “New Girl”), and Hannibal Buress (“Neighbors”), with Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver,” TV’s “Mad Men”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker, “The Town”).
For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready. Based on a true story, “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.
Tomsic directs from a screenplay written by Mark Steilen (TV’s “Mozart in the Jungle”) and Rob McKittrick (“Waiting”), based on the Wall Street Journal article entitled “It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It.” The film is produced by Todd Garner, Mark Steilen and Sean Robins, with Hans Ritter serving as executive producer. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Larry Blanford, editor Josh Crockett, production designer David Sandefur, and costume designer Denise Wingate.
“Tag” is set for a June 29, 2018, release.
- Michelle Hannett
“La La Land” and “Whiplash” director Damien Chazelle has, in a very short time, made a big name for himself as a filmmaker. Now, every project he creates will be automatically near the top of everyone’s “Must See” list. So, naturally, its exciting to see when he surrounds himself with some great actors for his upcoming film “First Man,” which tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing with Ryan Gosling attached as Armstrong.
- Charles Dean
We have recently found out that both Kyle Chandler and Corey Stoll will be joining the picture, and now news is breaking that Jason Clarke is also in talks to play Ed White, the first American to walk in space.
The movie will be a first-person account of Nasa’s mission to land a man on the moon, taking place between 1961-1969.
First Man is set for release on October 12, 2018. »
- Samuel Brace
We reported earlier this week that both Kyle Chandler and Corey Stoll were in talks to join Damien Chazelle’s forthcoming Neil Armstrong biopic First Man. Well, now The Hollywood Reporter are reporting that Everest and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes star Jason Clarke is also in negotiations to join the project, which is led by Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong.
Based on the book by James R. Hansen, and adapted by Josh Singer, First Man tells the story of the first manned space mission to the moon back in the 1960s. Clarke is reportedly set to play Ed White, the first American to walk in space, who later died in an Apollo mission testing accident.
- Paul Heath
Director Damien Chazelle has found another actor for his next film First Man. Per Deadline, Bloodline‘s Kyle Chandler will star as astronaut Deke Slayton, who was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts and later became Nasa’s Director of Flight Crew Operations. He joins Ryan Gosling, who will be playing the first man to step on the moon, Neil Armstrong.
As Director of Flight Crew operations, Slayton oversaw many of Nasa’s divisions and had a significant say in the Gemini and Apollo programs. It was ultimately his decision of who would be the first man to step onto the moon.
The film is based upon James Hansen’s biography First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong and has been scripted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Josh Singer (Spotlight). It will explore the story of Nasa’s mission to land a man on the moon between the years of 1961 and 1969, and of course the legendary Apollo 11 mission, where Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.
- Ricky Church
Bloodline star Kyle Chandler and Ant-Man villain Corey Stoll have joined the cast of Damien Chazelle’s First Man, the La La Land‘s biopic of Neil Armstrong. The film is based over at Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, and will see Ryan Gosling play Armstrong.
Deadline reports that Chandler will play Deke Slayton, the WWII flyer, aeronautical engineer and test pilot who was selected as one of the original Nasa Mercury Seven astronauts and became Nasa’s first Chief of the Astronaut Office. Stoll is in talks to play Buzz Aldrin in the film, so report The Tracking Board.
The film, which is about to kick off production, is based on the book by James R. Hansen, and tells the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the eight years leading up to it. Josh Singer (Spotlight) adapted said book and the film has a release date set for October 12th, 2018.
- Paul Heath
It looks like Ryan Gosling won’t be going to the moon alone in First Man, La La Land director Damien Chazelle’s upcoming movie about Neil Armstrong. According to Variety, Gosling’s Armstrong will be joined by Corey Stoll, who is currently in talks to play Buzz Aldrin. As of right now, it doesn’t sound like anyone has been cast as Michael Collins, but there probably aren’t a ton of big-name actors who are in a hurry to play the space program’s most famous third wheel.
Even without Collins, Stoll and Gosling will have a friendly, fatherly face helping them out down on the ground, as Deadline is reporting that Kyle Chandler has signed on to play Deke Slayton, Nasa’s first Chief Of The Astronaut Office. Slayton was a pilot in WWII who later became an aeronautical engineer and was one of Nasa’s original »
- Sam Barsanti
It's been three years since Bryan Cranston disappeared early on in the 2014 Godzilla movie, but soon we'll be getting revenge against the Toho monster in the star-studded sequel. It was just announced that the next Godzilla movie has begun filming and has an awesome new cast, including actors like Kyle Chandler, Stranger Things's Millie Bobby Brown, and more. The official synopsis reads, "The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species - thought to be mere myths - rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance." Read on to see the star-packed cast of the upcoming sequel. »
- Perri Konecky
20 June 2017 3:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Written by Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is described by Universal as a visceral, first-person account of Nasa’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on the years 1961-1969 and Armstrong, the astronaut who became the first man to set foot on »
- Borys Kit
Corey Stoll and Kyle Chandler are set to join Damien Chazelle’s “First Man,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Stoll is in talks to play Buzz Aldrin, while Chandler has been cast as Deke Slayton. “First Man” is a first-person account of Nasa’s mission to land a man on the moon while it will focus on the years 1961 to 1969 and when Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling) set foot on the Moon. Aldrin became the second man to step onto the surface after Armstrong. Also Read: Ryan Gosling's Neil Armstrong Biopic 'First Man »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Exclusive: Kyle Chandler will co-star with Ryan Gosling in First Man, the Damien Chazelle-directed film about Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. Chandler will play Deke Slayton, the WWII flyer, aeronautical engineer and test pilot who was selected as one of the original Nasa Mercury Seven astronauts and became Nasa’s first Chief of the Astronaut Office. Gosling plays Armstrong, the first man to land on the surface of the moon. The film is being co-financed by Universal and… »
Author: Zehra Phelan
Holy Monsters! With production officially underway in Atlanta, Georgia on Godzilla King of the Monsters, a full cast list and synopsis has been revealed for the follow-up to the 2014 outing in which Gareth Edwards took the helm.
Although Edwards was lined up to direct the sequel, which now falls into the Kong, Godzilla monster universe after last year’s arrival of Kong: Skull Island, he gave up his throne to Michael Dougherty to pursue other projects.
Within the newly revealed synopsis, we are given an insight to the monsters we can expect to see this time around. Currently, the confirmed list of Monsters to be featured are Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah! Three of Toho’s most iconic Kaiju have been secured by Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures to star in the follow-up and will do battle with their revised Hollywood Godzilla which debuted in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 blockbuster. »
- Zehra Phelan
Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that shooting has started on the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla. The film will be directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus), and will be released in cinemas in 2019.
The official title of the film is reportedly Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, and stars Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring), ad Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), both reprising their Godzilla roles, Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, »
- Paul Heath
Back in 2014, Legendary released the American reboot of Godzilla. Of course, this is a character that’s been in the pop culture zeitgeist for decades, starting with the 1954 film, Godzilla, and after the botched attempt in the late ‘90s, fans hoped that this would be the one Hollywood interpretation to succeed. And succeed it did. The film was certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and it managed to rake in over $500 million at the worldwide box office, securing not only a sequel, but its place in a larger MonsterVerse.
We’ve known for some time that the sequel would be called Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and with the film hitting principal photography today, we now know why. According to a press release from Warner Bros., the film will have Godzilla going up against three other legendary monsters.
Here’s what we have as the most basic synopsis for the flick:
“The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”
The film, which begins principal photography today, is being directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring films), and Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), both reprising their Godzilla roles; Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea); Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (Get Out); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley); Charles Dance (HBO’s Game of Thrones); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton); Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
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- Joseph Medina
Today filming has started on the next Godzilla movie (which is apparently back to being untitled), and to commemorate the beginning of production, Warner Bros. has released the full, impressive, cast list along with confirmation on the plot this time around. Come inside to check it out!
As a huge monster movie fan, Gareth Edward's Godzilla (2014) really got my blood pumping, and hoping that a new wave of monster movies would be on the way. Thankfully, that's exactly what's happening, with this year's Kong: Skull Island setting the groundwork for a more interconnected "monster-verse."
The sequel to Godzilla was announced quite some time ago (during Sdcc) in which Edwards, who was still signed on to direct at the time, revealed iconic monsters Rodan, Mothra, and King Gihdorah would appear. When Edwards stepped away from the project, coupled with the amount of time passing, many wondered if the plot would stick. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have announced that filming is underway on the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, the third instalment of the shared MonsterVerse, which had been going by the title of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and is being directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick R Treat, Krampus).
Accompanying the official announcement is a synopsis which confirms that Godzilla will do battle with iconic foes Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah – which won’t come as too much of a surprise to anyone who’s seen this year’s Kong: Skull Island.
“The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths – rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s »
- Gary Collinson
19 June 2017 1:41 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Corey Stoll is heading to the moon.
Written by Josh Singer, the drama is described as a visceral, first-person account of Nasa’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on the years 1961-1969 and Armstrong, the astronaut »
- Rebecca Ford
As Warner Bros. and Legendary’s MonsterVerse continues to grow and evolve, becoming another of Hollywood’s titanic shared universes in the process, all eyes are beginning to turn toward the next installment, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Set several years after the cataclysmic events of Gareth Edwards’ franchise-starter, when Gojira was forced to do battle with a pair of carefully crafted MUTOs (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Objects) to comply with licensing issues, King of the Monsters blows the oversized doors off to welcome Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed King Ghidorah to the fray.
Those of you who waited until after the credits of Kong: Skull Island won’t be too surprised by those monstrous new recruits, but now that filming on Godzilla: King of the Monsters is officially underway in Atlanta, Georgia, WB and Legendary have unearthed the official synopsis for Michael Dougherty’s mighty creature feature. He’ll be »
- Michael Briers
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