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Watch: 5-Minute Tribute To Cinematographer Roger Deakins, 'Shadows In The Valley'

2 July 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The CV of filmmakers cinematographer Roger Deakins has amassed speaks for itself, with the Coen Brothers, Andrew Dominik, Martin Scorsese, Sam MendesRon HowardEdward ZwickNorman JewisonM. Night ShyamalanPaul HaggisJohn Sayles and David Mamet all utilizing his exceptional talents behind the camera. And certainly we're big fans. Deakins provided our "Best Shot Of The Year" from Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners" (and he'll be reteaming with the director on "Sicario"), and we took the time to highlight his 5 Best Films. And today we have another way to appreciate the cinematographer. A five-minute tribute, "Shadows In The Valley," has emerged online and it's an evocative summary of Deakins' work. Utilizing Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' "Song For Bob" from "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" (which is featured), the video runs through sixteen of Deakins' »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice casting latest

26 June 2014 10:04 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Scoot McNairy is the latest to sign up to Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel follow-up. But as who?


With the shoot of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice well underway, a fresh piece of casting news has come to light. Scoot McNairy, who gave great performances in Gareth Edwards' Monsters, Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly and Ben Affleck's Argo, has joined the film in an unspecified role.

Still, just because the role is unspecified, it doesn't mean that some guessing games haven't been going on. Either Nightwing or The Flash have been suggested thus far.

The film heads into cinemas on May 6th 2016, so it may be we've got quite a long time before we find out for certin who McNairy is played. More as we get it, though.


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- simonbrew

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'Halt And Catch Fire' & 'The Rover' Star Scoot McNairy Joins 'Batman v. Superman'

26 June 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Scoot McNairy is the best actor right now that no one has heard of. Incredibly versatile, deeply talented and something of a chameleon too, he's quietly racked up a CV of films that includes Gareth Edwards' breakout "Monsters," Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly," Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave," David Michôd's "The Rover," the upcoming "Frank," and that has all led to a starring role in the new AMC series "Halt & Catch Fire." And now, McNairy is making the blockbuster leap. Deadline reports that the actor has joined the ensemble of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice." His role? No one is talking, but if you ask us, he'd be a great Flash. Just saying. And we'd also have to assume that Bruce Wayne himself—Ben Affleck—likely put in a good word for the actor after his nice turn in "Argo. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jessica Chastain Offered Lead Role In True Detective Season 2

20 May 2014 8:26 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Thanks to The Help and Zero Dark Thirty, she’s one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood right now, but Jessica Chastain may be migrating to the small screen for her next major acting gig, if HBO has its way. According to Nerdist, True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto, who previously hinted that he is hoping to focus on female detectives in the show’s second season, wants Chastain to take on one of the lead roles and has in fact already offered the part to her.

No word out of Chastain’s camp yet, but that’s certainly a hard offer to walk away from, if Nerdist’s scoop turns out to be true. True Detective will no doubt rank among the best shows of 2014, and it gave Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson some of the best material of their careers. Provided Pizzolatto can make lightning strike twice, a role »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Jessica Chastain talks 'Eleanor Rigby' and the unexpected emotion of 'Interstellar'

18 May 2014 7:38 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cannes - Ned Benson's "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" seems to have been well-received in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival after debuting in two parts in Toronto last year. With that reception has come a lot of favorable ink for actress Jessica Chastain. Perhaps it's for those reasons and more (like, um, relaxing in the south of France) that the actress was as cheerful as ever when Greg Ellwood sat down with her to discuss her performance in the film earlier this week. While the two-film experiment (telling the story from both her character and James McAvoy's separate perspectives) has been combined for a single experience, the "Him" and "Her" versions will still get modest releases. That's a bonus, as far as Chastain is concerned. "I just see it as it's like Olivier Assayas has the film 'Carlos,' and there's the five-hour version, »

- HitFix Staff

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Wild Bunch picks up The Prophet

13 May 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sales powerhouse also takes on Bertrand Bonello’s Paris Is Happening and Andrew Dominik’s Blonde.

Wild Bunch has picked up sales on the Selma Hayek-produced Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet ahead of its special presentation in Cannes.

Based on the inspirational poem by early 20th century, Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran, the high profile adaptation is currently in post-production.

Hayek will present a work-in-progress in Cannes’ Official Selection on May 17. The actress also features in the voice cast alongside Liam Neeson, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina and Quvenzhané Wallis.

The animated, portmanteau picture features the work of Roger Allers, Tomm Moore, Tichal Socha, Joan Gratz, Nina PaleyJoann Sfar, Bill Plympton, Mohammed Harib, and Paul and Gaetan Brizzi, who will all also be present at the event.

Other late additions to Wild Bunch’s slate include Paris Is Happening by Bertrand Bonello who is in competition with Saint Laurent.

The film kicks »

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Jessica Chastain Rumored for Female Lead in 'Mission: Impossible 5'

24 April 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

After landing the role of Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's Blonde, it looks like Jessica Chastain might head into blockbuster action territory after that. If a rumor from Schmoes Know is accurate (and they've been on the money lately with certain reports), then Chastain is currently being sought for the female lead in Mission: Impossible 5 the next sequel of the Tom Cruise led action franchise at Paramount Pictures which is already slated for release on Christmas Day next year. That likely means that Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol female lead Paula Patton won't be back, but the series has never reused any females from the previous films, making Ethan Hunt a less sexually driven James Bond of sorts. Chastain previously almost worked with Cruise on Oblivion before she was replaced with Olga Kurylenko, so it sounds like the two are eager to work together. We'll likely get more »

- Ethan Anderton

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Is Andrew Dominik’s ‘Blonde’ Ever Going to Happen?

24 April 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Filmmaker Andrew Dominik’s long-in-the-making attempt to turn Joyce Carol Oates’ Pulitzer Prize finalist “Blonde,” a loose (and beloved) 700-page take on the life of Marilyn Monroe, into a feature film has steadily become a prime candidate for inclusion on listicles that chart great-sounding films that never happened. It’s like Dune! Or The Man Who Killed Don Quixote! But it could still totally happen! But the news that Dominik’s feature has snagged a new leading lady to play the Monroe part, despite the long-time attachment of another famous blonde and little public indication that he needed a fresh face, seems to indicate that this thing might actually happen after all. The Wrap shares that Dominik’s film has now cast Jessica Chastain as Monroe, with an eye to start filming in August. As much as we really want to see this film – a true passion project for Dominik, as »

- Kate Erbland

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Jessica Chastain May Play Female Lead in Mission: Impossible 5

24 April 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

It was recently reported that Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) is close to signing a deal to play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's "Blonde." And now comes word that Paramount Pictures is considering the actress to star opposite Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible 5." At this point, the news is just a rumor. But according to SchmoesKnow, Chastain will play the lead female role, which is Tom Cruise's right hand woman. There aren't a lot of details, but it sounds like she'll be a fellow agent. "Mission: Impossible 5" will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) from a script by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3). It's set to hit theaters on December 25th, 2015. »

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Jessica Chastain eyes Mission: Impossible 5?

24 April 2014 3:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jessica Chastain has allegedly been offered a role in Mission: Impossible 5.

The Zero Dark Thirty actress is in line to join Tom Cruise in the action sequel, a "very trusted source" told Schmoes Know.

Director Christopher McQuarrie will replace Brad Bird for the latest instalment in the series.

There is no word on Chastain's potential role in the film yet.

The actress was also revealed this week to be in talks to play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's Blonde.

Chastain will be seen in the upcoming Miss Julie, Interstellar and Crimson Peak.

Simon Pegg will reprise his role as Benji in Mission: Impossible 5, with Paula Patton and Jeremy Renner expected to return.

The movie will open on December 25, 2015 in the Us. A UK release is yet to be confirmed. »

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Jessica Chastain To Play Marilyn Monroe In ‘Blonde’

24 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Yes, you’ve read the headline correctly. There is yet another film on the horizon based around Hollywood starlet of the 1950′s Marilyn Monroe. After we have already seen the 2011 film My Week With Marilyn and the 2012 documentary Love, Marilyn (among many others), one would assume that Hollywood that would get bored of films based on the ill-fated icon. However that is not the case, and so Brad Pitt will be producing a new ‘re-imagined’ film chronicling the life and stardom of Marilyn Monroe titled Blonde.

Blonde is based on the novel of the same by Joyce Carol Oates, which is said to re-interpret Monroe by focussing on the ‘poetic and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker — the child, the woman and the fated-celebrity better known by her studio name of Marilyn Monroe’. Jessica Chastain has reportedly been persuaded to star in the film by Pitt after initial hesitations, in »

- Ben Read

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Rumor: Jessica Chastain Wanted For Female Lead In 'Mission: Impossible 5'

23 April 2014 7:58 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So, let's start with the caveats. This is a rumor, and it's coming from the folks at Schmoes Know, who in the last little while have been okay with their track record concerning this kind of stuff. That said, this could still totally be off base and wrong, but it's intriguing enough to consider. According to the site, Jessica Chastain is being sought for a starring role in "Mission: Impossible 5" with Tom Cruise, and has received an offer. It's not known what the role would be, but it wouldn't be the first time these two have tried to work together. You might have forgotten but Chastain was originally attached to "Oblivion," but scheduling forced her drop out, and she was replaced by Olga Kurylenko. And theoretically, Chastain would be able to fit this movie into her schedule. Though she just signed up for Andrew Dominik's "Blonde," that movie (last we heard anyway, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jessica Chastain In Talks For Mission: Impossible 5

23 April 2014 7:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hot off the news that Jessica Chastain will be playing Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s Blonde, we’re now hearing that the much in-demand actress is wanted for Mission: Impossible 5. Though not confirmed, the report comes from Schmoes Know, who have a decent track record when it comes to scoops. According to them, the role is unspecified, but it would definitely be the female lead.

So far, we don’t know a whole lot about the next instalment in the successful action franchise. What’s been confirmed already is that Christopher McQuarrie is set to direct, and Drew Pearce will pen the script. Tom Cruise will of course be starring, and the actor will be producing alongside J.J. Abrams. Add Chastain into that line-up and you have a very impressive group of talent behind the film.

The Schmoes mention that they’d love to see Jessica Chastain play a fellow agent, »

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Jessica Chastain Will Go 'Blonde' for Andrew Dominik as Marilyn Monroe: What's Next?

23 April 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has a most busy year coming up. This fall, we'll see her in Christopher Nolan's ambitious sci-fi "Interstellar" (November 7) and, hopefully on the festival circuit at least, in director Liv Ullman's Strindberg adaptation "Miss Julie." Also in post-production is director Jc Chandor's "A Most Violent Year," a gritty urban thriller set in the '80s and starring Chastain, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks, from A24. What's more? "Killing Them Softly" director Andrew Dominik has found his Marilyn Monroe. Chastain will play her in Dominik's "Blonde," adapted from Joyce Carol Oates' tome about Monroe's first life as Norma Jeane Baker. Brad Pitt's Plan B will produce, and Dominik has adapted the screenplay himself. The script is said to be locked, but the film is still without a start date. Currently, Chastain is in the midst of filming auteur Guillermo del Toro's domestic horror film "Crimson Peak, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Madonna, Michelle Williams, Kerry Katona: Stars playing Marilyn Monroe

23 April 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jessica Chastain has been cast as Marilyn Monroe in director Andrew Dominik's upcoming biopic Blonde.

Brad Pitt's Plan B and Worldview Entertainment will produce the adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates's 2001 novel of the same title, which Naomi Watts originally signed up to star in.

From Michelle Williams to Kerry Katona, we compile 12 other actresses who have portrayed or paid tribute to Hollywood's original blonde bombshell below.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams was Oscar-nominated for her critically-acclaimed performance as Monroe in Simon Curtis's My Week with Marilyn (2011). The movie centered on Monroe's fraught relationship with her then co-star Laurence Olivier, played by Kenneth Branagh, during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl in Britain.

Reflecting upon the role, Williams said: "Gosh, sometimes I can't even believe I did it because the challenges were just...

"In a way, you had to remove the fact that she was an »

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Jessica Chastain might play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's Blonde

23 April 2014 2:18 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Back in 2010 we reported on a new movie about Marilyn Monroe called Blonde from director Andrew Dominik (The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly) with Naomi Watts potentially playing the iconic actress. We haven't heard anything new on the project in a while, but it appears Dominik is trying to get it made again, because The Wrap is reporting Jessica Chastain is in final talks to play Marilyn Monroe in his planned film. Blonde won't »

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Jessica Chastain to play Marilyn Monroe in Blonde

23 April 2014 1:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jessica Chastain is in line to portray Marilyn Monroe in Blonde.

The Zero Dark Thirty actress is closing a deal to star in director Andrew Dominik's biopic, reports The Wrap.

Brad Pitt's Plan B and Worldview Entertainment will produce the adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates's 2001 novel of the same name.

The story takes biographical and historical sources to paint an intimate picture of the inner life of Norma Jeane Baker.

Dominik wrote the script for Blonde, which was first announced in 2010.

The director previously worked on Killing Them Softly and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Chastain will be seen in the upcoming Miss Julie, Interstellar and Crimson Peak.

Photo gallery - Jessica Chastain's career in pictures: »

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Jessica Chastain to play Marilyn Monroe in new biopic

22 April 2014 10:56 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Jessica Chastain could be about to step into the shoes of a silver screen icon, with The Wrap reporting that she is in discussions to play Marilyn Monroe in a new biopic. According to the report, Chastain is nearing a deal to star in Blonde, Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of the Joyce Carole Oates biography of the same name. Naomi Watts had initially been attached to play Monroe, but recently departed the project, freeing things up for Chastain to step into the breach. Produced by Brad Pitt, Dominik claims this version of the...

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Jessica Chastain To Play Marilyn Monroe

22 April 2014 9:54 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jessica Chastain ("The Help," "Zero Dark Thirty") is nearing a deal to play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's passion project "Blonde" for Plan B and Worldview Entertainment.

Based on the imaginary Monroe memoirs "Blonde" by Joyce Carol Oates, the story looks at the "imagined inner life of the iconic actress".

Naomi Watts was previously attached to play Monroe in an earlier incarnation of the project back in 2010. Brad Pitt will produce and was reportedly instrumental in convincing Chastain to tackle the challenging role.

Production is expected to start in August.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Jessica Chastain Goes Blonde

22 April 2014 7:16 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Andrew Dominik has been trying to make a film based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2001 novel Blonde for more than four years now. It appears he’s close to making it happen, with The Wrap reporting that Jessica Chastain is figuring out a deal to play Marilyn Monroe.Oates’ tome used biographical and historical sources to spin a new story focusing on the inner life of Norma Jean Baker, the woman behind the screen idol and tragic starlet. The portrait emerges of a fragile, gifted young woman with a knack for reinvention, who used those skills to overcome great odds.The book was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and Dominik was so taken with it that he wrote the script adaptation on spec. After floating in limbo for a couple of years, it was snatched up by Brad Pitt’s Plan B, which will »

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