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• Charlize Theron is set to produce and potentially star in Everything Nice, an adaptation of Ellen Shanman’s novel about an ad exec who gets fired, moves back in with her widowed father, starts a flirtation with an old flame, and ends up teaching life skills to sixth-grade girls. One True Thing and Admission scribe Karen Croner is penning the script for Universal. [Deadline]
• Uma Thurman is in negotiations to join Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in the comedy American Ultra for director Nima Nourizadeh. The film follows a stoner who gets targeted by a sinister government operation. Thurman will play »
- Lindsey Bahr
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Craig signed on to the film in late January, with the Chicago star joining discussions more recently.
The plot has been described as a "courtroom thriller", with Craig expected to play a district attorney in the drama.
The project would mark Zellweger's first film role since 2010's My Own Love Song. »
Hollywood’s obsession with John Grisham-style courtroom thrillers appears to have petered out over the past few years. The last legal drama I truly enjoyed was 2011′s The Lincoln Lawyer, and I can’t even name one cinematic entry in the subgenre that has emerged since then. So, it’s about time someone put their mind to resuscitating the courtroom thriller. The Whole Truth, which will likely release next year, may be the first project I’ve seen that could have a real shot at breathing new life into the subenre, especially now that it’s gained Oscar winner Renee Zellweger in a leading role.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the project »
- Isaac Feldberg
Here's a look at today's latest casting news: Uma Thurman in negotiations to join Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in Nima Nourizadeh's American Ultra. Martin Sheen will join Warren Beatty's untitled Howard Hughes project, starring Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins. Renee Zellweger is in talks to star opposite Daniel Craig in Courtney Hunt's The Whole Truth. Thomas Kretschmann joins Zachary Quinto and Rupert Friend in Aleksander Bach's Hitman movie, Agent 47. Hit the jump for more on each film. First up from Heat Vision is word that Thurman is in negotiations for American Ultra, the action comedy scripted by Max Landis. The story centers on "an unmotivated stoner named Mike (Eisenberg) who lives with his girlfriend (Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike's past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a »
- Dave Trumbore
This would be Zellweger's first movie in four years. Perhaps "The Whole Truth," an indie directed by Courtney Hunt ("Frozen River"), can help revive her once-acclaimed career. In the early 2000s, the actress enjoyed many critical and commercial successes, from "Jerry Maguire" to "Chicago" to the "Bridget Jones Diary" movies. And she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for "Cold Mountain" in 2004.
Choosing the indie route could be a smart strategy for the 44-year-old. Hey, look what it did for her former "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" co-star, »
- Kelly Woo
The plot of the film is yet to be disclosed. (Ani) »
- Machan Kumar
Untitled Howard Hughes Project
- Garth Franklin
Variety first reported in late January that Craig had signed on to the project in late January, a week ahead of the Berlin Film Festival.
Craig will begin shooting the 24th James Bond film in the fall with the release set for October and November of 2015.
THR.com first reported the news.
- Dave McNary
Renee Zellweger will star opposite Daniel Craig in the courtroom drama The Whole Truth. Craig signed onto the indie film in late January, ahead of the Berlin Film Festival, where FilmNation was selling the project to foreign markets. CAA is handling domestic rights. Story: Daniel Craig Circling to Star in 'The Whole Truth' The plot of the film is being kept under wraps for now, but sources say it's a courtroom thriller, with Craig playing a district attorney. Courtney Hunt (Frozen River) is set to direct, while Nicholas Kazan will write the script. Atlas Entertainment's Richard Suckle is producing. Zellweger's
- Borys Kit, Rebecca Ford
(Cbr) Following "Skyfall", the James Bond film universe is at the start of something new. Gone are the days of Judi Dench, making way for the era of Ralph Fiennes as the new M, with Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny. With the new team in place, and the curtain pulled back on the personal life of Daniel Craig’s super-spy, where will 007 go from here? “The new movie continues the themes of "Skyfall",” writer John Logan tells Empire about what to expect from "Bond 24". “Some of the characters and themes that we began to introduce in "Skyfall" will play out, I hope successfully, in the next movie.” Beyond that, Logan is remaining coy; he won’t confirm if the movie is going to be a two-parter, nor would he reveal whether Spectre might resurface as a threat to Bond and the rest of MI6. All he would offer is »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Comic book movies are often seen as the domain of spandex-clad demigods who battle moustache-twirling villains, but if 300 and Sin City - which both originated on the pages of Frank Miller works - are anything to go by they're not essential to telling a great story.
With sequels to 300 and Sin City incoming, we take a look at 8 great examples of comic book-inspired films with no superheroes in sight.
Sin City (2005)
Co-directed by comic creator Miller and digital filmmaking pioneer Robert Rodriguez, this adaptation stayed faithful to the source material, with the filmmakers shooting actors on green screen and rendering the locations - almost exactly how they appeared on the page - in post-production.
Ghost World (2001)
Long before he was jousting with Shia Labeouf, comics »
Logan confirmed that the first draft of Bond 24 is “almost done.” He added, “I’m terrifically excited about it! I’ve been working very closely with Sam (Mendes), and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling. The new movie continues the themes of Skyfall. Some of the characters and themes that we began to introduce in Skyfall will play out, I hope successfully, in the next movie.”
“There might be! Honestly, not being evasive, but the great thing about Bond is that I have fifty years of movies – 23 movies »
- Laura Frances
“No comment.” That was screenwriter John Logan's frequent response to Empire, who recently caught up with the Bond scribe, and prodded him for details about the follow-up to the billion dollar-busting "Skyfall." Will it be two-parts as once rumored (and then denied by Daniel Craig)? How about other double-0 agents? Logan isn't saying, but he did share a tease about the overall shape of the story of "Bond 24," which is nearing the finish line. “Right now the first draft is almost done,” Logan said. “I’m terrifically excited about it! I’ve been working very closely with Sam [Mendes], and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on 'Skyfall' and just continue on with the storytelling. The new movie continues the themes of 'Skyfall.' Some of the characters and themes that we began to introduce in Skyfall will play out, I hope successfully, in the next movie. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Logan tells Empire that the first draft is almost done and he's been working very closely with Sam Mendes to pull it together. He confirms that the film's events continues directly on from "Skyfall" with the "characters and themes" introduced in that film set to play out.
Asked if the new film is the first of a two-parter as has been suggested, Logan only replies "couldn't comment... I'm just trying to get one done first! If I survive this one, we’ll see about the next one". He does confirm Daniel Craig is very involved in the writing process.
Could we see the return of a certain villainous organisation, be it Quantum or the return of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. now that MGM has won back the rights to the Connery-era antagonist? »
- Garth Franklin
Screenwriter John Logan continues to tease the story of his highly-anticipated 007 adventure Bond 24, reiterating in a new interview that this movie continues the same themes that were introduced in Skyfall. While he wouldn't get into specifics, the writer also teased that S.P.E.C.T.R.E. may come into play, and that this follow-up might end up being a two-part movie after all.
Back in November, we reported that MGM won back the rights to Blofield and the evil S.P.E.C.T.R.E. organization, which lead many fans to speculate whether or not they will be included in this sequel. While the writer wouldn't confirm or deny that Blofield or S.P.E.C.T.R.E. will be featured in this story, he did talk about using the previous movies and Ian Fleming's novels as an inspiration.
"There might be (a presence of S. »
It sounds like the next James Bond film could be spectacular! Screenwriter John Logan seems to be really excited about it. He is very confident in the script that he is writing. Logan recent did an interview with Empire to talk about Bond 24 saying,
“Right now the first draft is almost done. I’m terrifically excited about it! I’ve been working very closely with Sam (Mendes), and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling. The new movie continues the themes of Skyfall. Some of the characters and themes that we began to introduce in Skyfall will play out, I hope successfully, in the next movie.”
“There might be! Honestly, not being evasive, »
- Joey Paur
Empire magazine had the chance to speak to "Skyfall" writer John Logan about the next installment in the James Bond franchise, which will also bring back Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes. "Right now the first draft is almost done," Logan revealed. "I'm terrifically excited about it. I've been working very closely with Sam, and it's been joyous to pick up from our work on 'Skyfall' and just continue on with the storytelling. The new movie continues the themes of 'Skyfall.' Some of the characters and themes that we began to introduce in 'Skyfall' will play out, I hope successfully, in the next movie." When asked if the nefarious organization seen in "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace" will be present in the film, the writer replied: "[It] might be." Logan went on to confirm that the plan is to begin shooting in October, but refused to talk about whether »
The Oscar-winning writer, who worked on the script for Skyfall after Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, revealed that he is combing through Bond's cinematic and literary history for the new Daniel Craig-led movie.
When asked about a return for Quantum, Logan told Empire: "There might be! Honestly, not being evasive, but the great thing about Bond is that I have 50 years of movies - 23 movies - and all the Ian Fleming novels and short stories, all of which are fodder.
"And when I'm working on the new Bond I'm constantly going back to Fleming and the other movies - what are the bits and pieces, what are the resonances?
"One of the things we learned in Skyfall is that the audience really enjoyed those, they »
(Cbr) James Bond, Moneypenny and M will reunite for another 007 adventure as soon as this fall. Actor Ralph Fiennes, who takes over the role of “M” following star Judi Dench’s departure from the franchise in "Skyfall", confirmed in an interview with MTV that the next "Bond" movie is “meant to start shooting in October.” Beyond that, Fiennes can’t (or won’t) say anything more. “I haven’t read a script yet, so I can’t tell you much,” he said. “They’d probably swear me to secrecy anyway.” Though story, casting and title details remain a secret, we know this much: Fiennes is back, as is Daniel Craig, as is director Sam Mendes. "Skyfall" co-writer John Logan is behind the script, with the movie set to arrive on Nov. 6, 2015. »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
According to Ralph Fiennes, production on the 24th instalment of the James Bond franchise will begin shooting this October ahead of its release in the UK on October 23rd and in North America on November 6th. "It’s meant to start shooting in October," Fiennes tells MTV News. "I haven’t read a script yet, so I can’t tell you much. They’d probably swear me to secrecy anyway."
So far, virtually nothing is known about Bond 24, apart from the fact that the film will reunite Daniel Craig with Skyfall director Sam Mendes, screenwriter John Logan and co-stars Fiennes (M) and Ben Whishaw (Q). Meanwhile both Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and Rory Kinnear (Tanner) are also expected to reprise their roles, while there's been speculation as to whether 007's nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld will make his return to the iconic spy series.
- Gary Collinson
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