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Warner Bros. Pictures’ Next Godzilla Film And Tag Movie Begin Production

22 June 2017 5:08 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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.

The film also stars Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy”), Rashida Jones (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), Isla Fisher (“Now You See Me”) and Leslie Bibb (“Iron Man 2”).

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.

The post Warner Bros. Pictures’ Next Godzilla Film And Tag Movie Begin Production appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks. »

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Production Begins on Tag, Starring Helms, Johnson & Buress

21 June 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones and Isla Fisher co-star

The post Production Begins on Tag, Starring Helms, Johnson & Buress appeared first on ComingSoon.net. »

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Leslie Bibb Game For New Line Comedy ‘Tag’

20 June 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Leslie Bibb has been set to round out the main ensemble cast for Tag, the New Line Cinema comedy that already stars Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones and Isla Fisher. Production got underway on the pic this week. Jeff Tomsic is helming the script by Mark Steilen and Rob McKittrick, who adapted a Wall Street Journal story about a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of… »

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Isla Fisher joins ensemble comedy Tag

17 June 2017 2:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now You See Me and Nocturnal Animals star Isla Fisher has become the latest addition to the ensemble cast of the New Line comedy Tag, THR has revealed.

Directed by Jeff Tomsic (Idiotsitter), the film is based on a true story from the Wall Street Journal and follows a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children’s game Tag for the last 30 years.

Fisher joins a cast that includes Jeremy Renner (Captain America: Civil War), Ed Helms (Vacation), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Hannibal Buress (Baywatch), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Rashida Jones (The Office) and Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy). She is set to play the wife of Helm’s character, who is the brains behind this latest and most important tag game in the men’s lives.

Tag is set for release on June 28th 2018. »

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Isla Fisher signs on to play Tag with Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm

13 June 2017 5:21 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

We've all played tag in our youth, but I doubt that many of us would keep the game going for decades. New Line is assembling an all-star cast for Tag, an upcoming comedy which revolves around a group of friends who did just that, and THR has reported that Isla Fisher is the latest to join up. Tag is actually based on a real-life story which was featured in the Wall Street Journal, in which a group of friends... Read More »

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Isla Fisher Joins Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner in Comedy ‘Tag’

13 June 2017 3:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Isla Fisher has joined Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, and Hannibal Buress in the New Line comedy “Tag.”

The film begins shooting later this month in Atlanta.

Fisher will play Helms’ wife, the organizer of a no-holds-barred game of tag. Jake Johnson, Jon Hamm, Annabelle Wallis, and Rashida Jones are also starring.

The movie “Tag” is based on Russell Adams’ 2013 story in The Wall Street Journal, titled “Tag, He’s ‘It’ for Another Year,” about a group of friends who have been playing a cutthroat version of the children’s game for the last 30 years. The story began, “It is going to be another long year for Mike Konesky. He was tagged Thursday night while entering a school play in Spokane, Wash.”

Jeff Tomsic is directing from a script by Mark Steilen and Rob McKittrick. The producers are Todd Garner, Mark Steilen, and Sean Robins. “Tag” hits theaters on June 29, 2018.

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Isla Fisher Joins Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner in New Line Comedy 'Tag' (Exclusive)

13 June 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Isla Fisher has joined the all-star cast of the New Line comedy Tag.

The actress now joins Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm, Annabelle Wallis and Rashida Jones for the film, which is set to begin shooting in Atlanta later this month.  

Tag is based on a true story featured in The Wall Street Journal about a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children’s game Tag for the last 30 years. Mark Steilen and Rob McKittrick penned the script.

Fisher will play Helms’ wife, who is the »

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Netflix’s ‘Fauda’ Co-Creator, Star Teases Season 2: ‘It’s Going to Have a Lot of Action’

19 May 2017 1:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Isla FisherAyelet Zurer (“Munich,” “Shtisel”) and Lior Raz, co-creator and star of Netflix breakout hit “Fauda,” were among those on hand Thursday night at a fundraising soiree held at a private residence in Los Angeles to benefit the Cord, an Israel-based organization founded in 1999 by Igal and Dana Goldstein that serves troubled and homeless youth. Guests, which also included Israeli actress Moran Atias (“24,” “Tyrant”) and Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles, Sam Grundwerg, partied to live music and dined on kosher Mediterranean cuisine.

“The work that the Cord does is so important not only because of the immediate help that it provides troubled youth, but because it also provides much needed life skills so that these kids can help themselves,” said Grundwerg. “The Cord provides hope.”

Event host Raz, who based “Fauda” on his own his experiences as an undercover operative in the Israel Defense Forces, offered up a free plane ticket to Israel and »

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Jeremy Renner to play gunfighter Doc Holliday

1 May 2017 2:40 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

PalmStar Media options rights to novels Doc, Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral.

Jeremy Renner will star as the legendary gunfighter Doc Holliday for PalmStar Media.

Kevin Frakes, PalmStar Media CEO, announced the casting on Monday after he optioned rights to Mary Doria Russell novels Doc and Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral.

Frakes will produce alongside Renner and Don Handfield’s The Combine.

Russell’s novels chronicle the life of the gunslinger who lived in the second half of the 19th century and went from being a gentleman dentist in Reconstruction-era Atlanta to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Wyatt Earp in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

“We are excited to re-introduce this classic American character to a whole new audience by chronicling Doc Holliday’s incredible transformation from average Joe dentist to a man who Wyatt Earp called the ‘nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun [he] ever knew,’” Renner and Handfield »

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Kathy Hilton Can't Tell If She Doesn't Like Amy Adams or Isla Fisher (Video + Photos)

30 April 2017 12:42 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_di7t6ids"]] Kathy Hilton does Not appreciate A-list actresses allegedly snubbing her or fans --- even if it is Amy Adams ... or Isla Fisher ... or whoever just walked by.  We got the Hilton family Saturday night at Craig's where they were talking about a possible wedding between Paris Hilton and Bf Chris Zylka ... when all of a sudden a female star walked by and hijacked the moment with paps. Our camera guy wrongly ID'd the celeb -- it was actually Amy, »

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Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängers

20 April 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersCelebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersAdriana Floridia4/20/2017 9:40:00 Am

Today is National Look-Alike day, and so naturally we're here to take a look at some startlingly similar actors and actresses in film.

Have you ever watched a movie thinking it was one actor on screen, only to realize later that it was actually someone who just looked a lot like them? We've been there, and we'll admit that we've mixed up these actors before. Who hasn't thought that Frodo was Harry, and Harry was Frodo? We've also confused Gandalf and Dumbledore, but we're trying to put that one behind us. 

The following actors could quite possibly be related, if we looked at their ancestral charts. If that's not the case then we can't explain the phenomenon of their nearly identical likenesses. We wish we had a celebrity twin.

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Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängers

20 April 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersCelebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersAdriana Floridia4/20/2017 9:40:00 Am

Today is National Look-Alike day, and so naturally we're here to take a look at some startlingly similar actors and actresses in film.

Have you ever watched a movie thinking it was one actor on screen, only to realize later that it was actually someone who just looked a lot like them? We've been there, and we'll admit that we've mixed up these actors before. Who hasn't thought that Frodo was Harry, and Harry was Frodo? We've also confused Gandalf and Dumbledore, but we're trying to put that one behind us. 

The following actors could quite possibly be related, if we looked at their ancestral charts. If that's not the case then we can't explain the phenomenon of their nearly identical likenesses. We wish we had a celebrity twin.

Check out »

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Critically Acclaimed ‘Tom Of Finland’ Acquired By Kino Lorber

14 April 2017 7:28 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tom of Finland, the critically acclaimed film from well-regarded Finnish director Dome Karukoski about the life and work of local artist Touko Laaksonen, has been picked up by Kino Lorber, which grabbed all North American rights. Karukoski is about to make a name for himself in this country as he was just hired to direct the Keanu Reeves, Isla Fisher-starring dramedy The Starling. The film is set to have its North American premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film festival… »

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3 Films Attach their Leading Ladies + More Casting News

13 April 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our weekly write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Saint Judy”Immigration is a hot button, and often polarizing, topic for a lot of Americans these days but for one woman the fight wasn’t to be had on Facebook, but in the courts. Isla Fisher is brushing up on her legal jargon and preparing to step into the shoes of Los Angeles-based immigration lawyer Judy Wood. Back in 2000, as the world was recovering from the non-apocalypse of Y2K, Wood was inadvertently changing the laws of asylum for women. While representing an Afghani immigrant who had been persecuted for opening a school for girls in her home country, Wood, by way of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, managed to have women, including female refugees, designated a protected class. Documentary »

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Isla Fisher Announces Her New Children’s Book Series: Reading Is an ‘Integral Part of Childhood’

4 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actress Isla Fisher charmed audiences in Wedding Crashers, and now, she’s channeled her quirky humor into children’s books.

People has the exclusive cover reveal for her book Marge In Charge, which is the first of a three-installment series and will be published in the U.S. this fall.

” ‘Don’t worry about being perfect or you’ll miss out on the fun!’ That’s the message in the Marge books,” Fisher tells People when describing the middle-school book series, which follows the adventures of two siblings and their unorthodox babysitter Marge.

“Jemima, who is the narrator and the eldest child, »

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Why Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ Is an Underappreciated Modern Classic

3 April 2017 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Can’t repeat the past? Why, of course you can… of course you can.”

If Jay Gatsby had been born 80 or 90 years later, he could easily have run a movie studio instead of running booze — after all, repeating the past seems to be all that Hollywood really does these days. Of course, the film industry has always sustained itself by transfiguring history into images and then embalming them as culture (that business approach is baked into the medium itself, which allows artists to paint with time as vividly as they might with color), but there’s a vast difference between revisiting our memories and resigning to them; there’s a vast difference between looking at a green light across a misty harbor, and being so mesmerized by the promise of its fading emerald glow that it obscures the possibility of all other futures.

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Keanu Reeves and Isla Fisher in talks for The Starling

6 March 2017 5:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Keanu Reeves and Isla Fisher are in talks to star in The Starling, a dramedy from director Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland), which is based on Matt Harris’ Black List script and explores how love can carry you through grief.

The official logline for The Starling reads: “A married couple lose a child and the wife goes into a recovery place to help her with overwhelming grief, leaving the husband at home alone. To help aid in her recovery, the husband decides to build a beautiful garden for his wife in their backyard, but as he does he is tormented by an aggressive, black starling. At his wits end with the relentless nature of the bird, he goes to see a veterinarian to find out if there is a humane way to get rid of it. The vet, the husband finds out, used to be a »

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Isla Fisher And Keanu Reeves To Play A Married Couple For The Starling

2 March 2017 2:55 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Isla Fisher and John Wick: Chapter 2‘s Keanu Reeves are on the verge of joining The Starling, a new dramedy from Finnish director Dome Karukoski.

Deadline has the scoop, revealing that both stars are nearing deals to play a married couple, one who soon find their lives plunged into despair following the sudden loss of a child. Matt Harris is the brains behind the hot-tipped script, which once found itself on Hollywood’s Black List of unproduced screenplays. More often than not, once a screenplay is plucked from the Black List, it isn’t long before the property is whipped into shape, and with Fisher and Reeves now circling, don’t be too surprised if The Starling is fast-tracked into production before the year’s end – you know, providing all of the necessary schedules align.

Here’s the synopsis, per Deadline:

A married couple lose a child and the »

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Keanu Reeves In Talks, Isla Fisher Negotiating For Dome Karukoski’s ‘The Starling’

2 March 2017 1:07 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Dylan Sellers and PalmStar Media’s Kevin Frakes are pulling together a dramedy entitled The Starling which is a decided turn for actor Keanu Reeves who is coming off the $125M+ (and climbing) worldwide box office actioner John Wick 2. Reeves is in talks and Isla Fisher is in final negotiations to star in the feature film that will be directed by Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland). The script, which is just a superb allegory written by Matt Harris, was once on the… »

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Review: Nocturnal Animals

20 February 2017 11:27 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The line between reality and fiction is often blurred by the author, who plumbs his or her life experiences to work through anger, grief, remorse, love, etc., pouring those experiences into thinly veiled versions of themselves. But, to use those characters as a blunt instrument in an act of revenge is something different.

Fashion designer cum part-time director Tom Ford explores those themes in his visually perfect, emotionally sterile Nocturnal Animals. He wrote, co-produced, and directed this adaptation of the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. It opened to fairly positive reviews in November but given the heady subject matter, it didn’t find its audience and vanished quickly only to remind audiences of its worthiness when Michael Shannon received an Oscar nod as a Best Supporting Actor nominee.

Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) was once married to Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal), a budding novelist. They became lovers during grad school, »

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