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November 2, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood babe Bipasha Basu is going international with Abhay Deol as both of them will be seen in a Hollywood film titled ‘Singularity’. The dusk beauty will be acting along with international actors like Josh Hartnett, Chris Pine, Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, Shane Briant and Christopher Egan.
The Akrosh girl will reportedly play a very important role in the film, which will be directed by Roland Joffe. Abhay’s role is not confirmed yet. Joffe has earlier directed films like ‘The Killing Fields’ and ‘City of Joy’.
The actress flew to Brisbane recently to start shooting for first schedule of the movie. Speaking about getting the. »
Bong bombshell Bipasha Basu has bagged her first international project, titled ‘Singularity’. She will be seen in the role of a warrior named Tulaja. In this film, she will star opposite the ‘Pearl Harbor’ star Josh Hartnett. The film has been scripted by Ajey Jhankar. Besides, Bipasha Basu, the movie stars actor Abhay Deol and host of other international stars like Chris Pine, Bond girl Olga Kurylenko and Christopher Egan. Since the story revolves around Marathas in 1780s, a major portion of the film will be shot in India. About her role, Basu says, “Taluja is a Maratha warrior and the bodyguard of a q »
Viewers have a right to suspect any film whose name carries either the word Romeo or Juliet. After all, what was that story but a tall tale of two teenage lovers. What made the story soar nonetheless was the brilliant writing of the bard. ‘Letters To Juliet’, sadly, does not have the privilege of Shakespeare writing the story.
Sophie (Seyfried) is on a pre-wedding trip with her fiance in Italy when she finds an unanswered ‘letter to Juliet’ — one of thousands of missives left at the fictional. »
With movie-makers still coming to terms with the loss of the UK Film Council (which backed both gems and clunkers in its time), two low-budget home-grown releases remind us just how inventive and exciting our indigenous film industry can be. The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009, Icon, 18) is a stripped-down, three-handed thriller shot almost entirely on a single-location set; a fortified room in which the eponymous heroine is held. The opening scene, in which Alice is bound and gagged, is horrible (Eddie Marsan, who stars, describes the filming as "really uncomfortable") and seems to suggest some leering torture-porn endurance test ahead. Yet a smart script soon confounds expectations, as Gemma Arterton's resourceful "victim" and Martin Compston's duplicitous kidnapper reveal unexpected sides to their respective situations and the tension increases as the twists continue.
Despite the obvious »
- Mark Kermode
Chicago – Vanessa Redgrave’s role in “Letters to Juliet” could not have come at a more poignant time in her life. She plays a starry-eyed woman in her twilight years, desperate to reconnect with her childhood sweetheart. He’s played by Franco Nero, the man Redgrave fell for on the set of 1969’s “Camelot.” She was Guinevere and Nero was Lancelot. Yet they didn’t marry until 2006.
That’s why it’s profoundly difficult to avoid getting a lump in your throat when Redgrave’s long lost love materializes before her very eyes, on a horse no less (you half expect him to be singing, “If Ever I Would Leave You”). It’s also impossible not to be moved during an earlier moment, when Redgrave pauses before a gravestone, fearing that her love is truly gone for good. This sequence probably didn’t require much acting from the screen legend, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Sydney, Australia native Christopher Egan cut his chops in a regular role on the long running hit soap opera Home and Away when he was just 16. He moved to La and it wasn.t long before he was hit there too. Egan appeared in the TV series Empire, Pretty/Handsome, and Vanished, and the films Alpha Male, Resident Evil: Extinction and Crush. But he left the TV series Kings when he was offered the leading man role in Letters to Juliet, a romantic tale starring Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave. Bonus . they shot the film througout Italy.s most romantic region, Tuscany. Egan was one of a small handful of actors under consideration to star in Mission Impossible »
- Anne Brodie
Ok, the movie won’t be called Mission: Impossible, but we have no new title for now.
At this moment we have no idea if the three are competing for the same role, but since the project is in the early development, there are already some rumors that Ethan Hunt aka Tom Cruise’s character would mentor a younger agent, but, as we said, nothing is official yet.
For its part, Paramount has denied that the trio is in contention to join the cast. It’s unclear whether the actors are in competition with one another, or whether there are several parts to be cast, »
Jeremy Renner, breakout star of the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker, will co-star alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 4. Pixar director Brad Bird is making his live-action debut on the production, which begins this fall in Vancouver, Prague, Dubai and the United States.
However, Variety has learned the fourth installment of the spy franchise may not even be called Mission: Impossible, but instead follow the subtle pattern of WB’s The Dark Knight. Details on the script by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec are top secret, but insiders told them there would not be a team of agents, like the previous three, but just the two spies played by Cruise and Renner.
The studio was setting up screen tests for the role as recent as Tuesday with candidates Kevin Zegers, Christopher Egan and fellow Hurt Locker actor Anthony Mackie, but when Renner showed interest they snatched him up immediately. Meanwhile, Paramount »
- Jeff Leins
It was announced on Thursday that Paramount has closed a deal for Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) to star opposite Tom Cruise in the untitled pic, which director Brad Bird begins lensing this fall. Renner will play as big a role as Cruise. According to Variety, the next film in the series won’t be called Mission: Impossible IV. It’s possible that the title won’t even include the familiar moniker (much as Christopher Nolan’s Batman sequel was simply titled “The Dark Knight”).
The film will be in theaters on December. 16, 2011.
Here’s the story as was first reported by Dhd:
Paramount Pictures has chosen Jeremy Renner to infuse new blood in its Mission: Impossible franchise. Renner, the Oscar-nominated star of The Hurt Locker, will star alongside Tom Cruise in the fourth installment of a franchise that will begin production in the fall. Brad Bird is directing and »
- Michelle McCue
Director Brad Bird and lead Tom Cruise announced the latest coworker to veteran spy Ethan Hunt, “Hurt Locker” lead Jeremy Renner will star as an operative in Paramount Picture's “Mission: Impossible 4” according to “Deadline.” Paramount production head Adam Goodman praised Renner as an actor with a “Daniel Craig” quality. Renner earlier committed to the role of Hawkeye in the superhero adventure “The Avengers.” Renner got the call over other actors including Tom Hardy (“Inception”), Kevin Zegers (“Frozen”), Christopher Egan (“Letters to Juliet”) and Anthony Mackie (“The Hurt Locker”), although additional casting slots remain. »
Paramount Pictures has ditched plans to screen test several young actors and instead have chosen 39-year old "The Hurt Locker" Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner to star alongside Tom Cruise in a fourth installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise reports Deadline.
The studio had been looking for a star that could carry the series on his own should Cruise bow out of a fifth installment (though he's expected to return for it as well). Tom Hardy and Chris Pine were sought but booked.
- Garth Franklin
Some superb news for fans of all things Mission: Impossible, and Jeremy Renner come to think of it. The Hurt Locker star has been cast in the fourth installment of the spy franchise, opposite Tom Cruise who is all set to reprise his role of Ethan Hunt.
The word from Deadline, who broke the scoop today, is that the studio (Paramount), were looking at Inception star Tom Hardy, and also Star Trek actor Chris Pine for the lucrative role, but after those actors were solidly booked, and after they apparently decided against the likes of alleged candidates Kevin Zegers, Christopher Egan and Anthony Mackie, they went with Renner, who could take over the franchise should Tom Cruise bow out later on.
A younger, hipper partner for Tom Cruise? Forget about it. Jeremy Renner has reportedly gotten the gig of playing Ethan Hunt’s partner in Paramount’s upcoming “Mission: Impossible 4″, set to be directed by “The Incredibles’” Brad Bird. As to the so-yesterday news that actors Kevin Zegers, Christopher Egan and Anthony Mackie would be testing to partner up with Cruise in part four? Apparently those tests were canceled now that Paramount has chosen to go with Renner. The idea is to partner Renner up with Hunt in the fourth movie, and should Cruise ever decide not to come back (or the studio decides to jettison Ethan Hunt), Renner’s character could easily step up to replace Hunt as the franchise’s new face. Curiously, the studio has apparently decided to ditch the “go younger” route (via the three young actors that were scheduled to test), and will instead go with the “older” Renner. »
Ever since Jeremy Renner came out in theaters as the reckless and war-hungry William James in "The Hurt Locker", we were all won over by his performance, and if you weren't I personally don't see how that is. I feel like a puppy who's ears perked up over the news that Renner will be co-starring alongside Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible IV" from Paramount Pictures. The thing that makes it even better is if the studio decides to go and not have Ethan Hunt (Cruise) be the center of attention in future films they'll hand the reigns over to Renner's character. Of course this immediately debunks the rumors that people like Anthony Mackie, Kevin Zegers, Christopher Egan and even others like Chris Pine and Tom Hardy would be taking on the role. Principal photography for the Brad Bird movie is set to start up on this fall.Don't forget, this »
The search for a new star to carry Paramount’s latest installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise is over. Oscar-nominated star Jeremy Renner, who anchored Kathryn Bigelow’s acclaimed Iraq War drama, “The Hurt Locker,” has been hired to carry on the mantle of international espionage.
Deadline reports that Renner won’t replace, but rather star alongside, Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible 4,” which will be directed by Brad Bird (“Ratatouille,” “The Incredibles”) and produced by Cruise and the prolific J.J. Abrams.
“Mission” marks the second major leading role for the 39-year-old star who was recently cast as the superhero Hawkeye in Marvel Studios’ giant ensemble event picture, “The Avengers” (2012), to be directed by Joss Whedon.
Renner’s casting fills the last prominent piece in Paramount’s development of the film, and gives the studio a reliable and respected option to continue the franchise in the future, should Cruise bequeath his »
- Eric M. Armstrong
Update: Paramount has now confirmed this news as official.
Deadline has, presumably, the final the word on Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible4 co-star (Brad Bird is still set to direct). His new co-star in the fourth entry in the Mission:Impossible franchise won't be Kevin Zegers, Christopher Egan, and Anthony Mackie, actors mentioned earlier this week in connection with the third sequel in the M:i franchise. Executives at Paramount Pictures have decided against a younger, lesser-known co-star who, if box office returns and Cruise's potential unavailability, warranted, could pick up the mantle for future entries in the M:i franchise. That actor? None other than Jeremy Renner.
Renner has been around for the better part of a decade, usually in supporting roles, but catapulted to leading man status (if not quite the A-list) with his Oscar-nominated turn in last year's Best Picture winner, The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow also won Best Director »
- Mel Valentin
Jeremy Renner has signed on to star alongside Tom Cruise in Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible IV. Deadline reports that Paramount was looking for an actor who could potentially carry on the franchise should Cruise leave the series down the line, although he is expected to return for a fifth picture should it happen. As we reported a couple days ago, Keven Zegers, Christopher Egan, and Anthony Mackie were in talks to join the film, but Deadline explains they were all planning to read for the role that now belongs to Renner.
Ving Rhames is set to return and Simon Pegg is in talks to reprise his role as Benji Dunn. Paramount has also met with Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Hit the jump for more on Renner’s increasingly-busy schedule. Mission: Impossible IV is due out on December 16, 2011.
After his breakout turn in The Hurt Locker, »
- Matt Goldberg
Mike Fleming reports Paramount Pictures determined Renner was "the right co-star to play an operative opposite Cruise" as the process became a matter of "selecting an actor who could potentially carry the series, should Cruise's Ethan Hunt character not continue to be the emphasis."
Apparently this cancels out the news from Kevin's story earlier this morning citing Kevin Zegers, Christopher Egan and Anthony Mackie would audition for the film. Those auditions have now been canceled as the role now belongs to Renner.
Renner has certainly hit his stride since starring in The Hurt Locker, which earned him an Oscar nomination as he will next be seen in Ben Affleck's The Town and also landed the role of Hawkeye in Joss Whedon's The Avengers. »
- Brad Brevet
Deadline Hollywood has just broke the news that Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner is being tapped to run alongside Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 4. As their report suggests, one of the major deciding factors was casting an actor that could 1) infuse new blood into the series (especially with audiences cold reception of Cruise's latest, Knight and Day) and 2) carry the franchise past Cruise's participation as Ethan Hunt. There were a few other actors that were being seriously considered including Chris Pine (Star Trek, Unstoppable) and Tom Hardy (Inception). However, both were too busy to play this part. Paramount had also planned to test Chris Egan (NBC's Kings, Letters to Juliet), Kevin Zegers and Renner's Hurt Locker co-star Anthony Mackie, but ultimately decided on Renner. Renner makes sense as a choice to run flank with Ethan Hunt as an operative. Not that he isn't popular enough, he will »
Jeremy Renner joins Mission: Impossible 4 Earlier this week, we reported that Paramount was seeking a young, upcoming actor to star opposite Tom Cruise in their franchise sequel Mission: Impossible 4. While names such as Letters to Juliet's Christopher Egan and The Hurt Locker's Anthony Mackie came up, Paramount has finally settled on Mackie's former co-star Jeremy Renner for the role.
This news comes from Deadline, who also report that director Brad Bird will begin shooting the action-packed forth installment of this popular series in the fall.
In selecting Jeremy Renner for the role, Paramount was hoping to hire an actor who could carry on the popular spy series after Tom Cruise departs. At this time, Tom Cruise's Ethan hunt is expected to not only be featured in Mission: Impossible 4, but a fifth film as well.
Mission: Impossible 4 is scheduled to shoot in the United States, Vancouver, Prague, and Dubai. »
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