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Bill Hader joins Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg

19 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) has signed on to appear in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Road Dahl classic The Bfg, where he’ll play one of the fearsome residents of Giant Country.

Spielberg is directing The Bfg from a script by Melissa Mathison (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), with Tony Award winner Mark Rylance portraying the Big Friendly Giant and newcomer Ruby Barnhill starring as the young protagonist Sophie.

Filming on The Bfg got underway this past week, and the film is set to land in cinemas on July 1st, 2016.

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- Gary Collinson

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'The Bfg': Steven Spielberg Casts Bill Hader as a Giant

27 March 2015 3:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bill Hader has signed on to join the growing cast of director Steven Spielberg's The Bfg. The actor will play one of the giants in this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved 1982 novel, joining a cast that includes Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill. Production will take place in Vancouver, but it isn't known when shooting is scheduled to start.

The story centers on a young girl (Ruby Barnhill) who meets a Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) and is taken inside their world, known as Giant Country. She teams up with this Bfg and the Queen of England to stop a group of mean giants from invading the rest of the planet. No specific details were given for Bill Hader's character, except that he will play one of the not-so-friendly giants.

Steven Spielberg is directing from an adapted screenplay by Melissa Mathison (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial). The director is »

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Bill Hader Joins Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg

27 March 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Steven Spielberg’s filmic slate has become a hot spot of conversation in recent weeks. His mysterious Tom Hanks-starring Cold War epic finally announced its title to the world, and days ago news dropped that the iconic filmmaker had snagged his next project. Reports indicate that the helmer is set to direct Ernie Cline’s pop. culture heavy sci-fi gem Ready Player One. The subsequent reaction nearly broke the Internet, and did raise a few questions. Namely, what about The Bfg?

Don’t worry, because Mr. Spielberg hasn’t forgotten about the Roald Dahl classic he’s been developing for years in cahoots with E.T. cohort Melissa Mathison. Nope, that animated caper is ramping up casting, as today brings news that Superbad funnyman Bill Hader has boarded.

While he’d make a cracking titular giant, that role is being mo-capped by Mark Rylance (The Other Boleyn Girl, Bridge Of Spies »

- Gem Seddon

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Bill Hader Joins the Cast of Steven Spielberg's 'The Bfg' Adaptation

27 March 2015 2:57 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After Judd Apatow's latest comedy Trainwreck played South by Southwest earlier this month, the reviews frequently said that this might be the filmmaker's best work yet. Thankfully, in addition to Amy Schumer making a big screen splash as the leading lady, "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader is also a force to be reckoned with as the comedienne's love interest, and now he's getting ready to work with another Hollywood heavy-hitter. Deadline reports Skeleton Twins star Bill Hader has joined the cast of The Bfg, the adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book of the same that that is being directed by Steven Spielberg. It sounds like this is going to be a good year for Hader, because he's also one of the main voice actors in Pixar Animation's Inside Out, which is also arriving in theaters this summer. As of now, there's no word on what character Hader will play, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Bill Hader Joins Steven Spielberg's The Bfg, Get The Details

27 March 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } Mid last year it was announced Steven Spielberg would direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic The Bfg. With a still only a small cast thus far announced, the project has most definitely generated some fan interest with the latest addition of Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader. The announcement of Hader's joining the live-action project came earlier yesterday and it looks as though he will be filling some pretty big shoes, literally. As reported by Deadline, the SNL comedian is boarding the film in the role of one of the giants. Dahl's original children's book follows a little girl by the name of Sophie who lives at an orphanage run by Mrs. Clonkers. She befriends a kindhearted giant known as The Bfg or The Big Friendly Giant and the duo, along with the Queen of England, venture out to bring down the terrible, »

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Bill Hader joins Steven Spielberg's The Bfg

27 March 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bill Hader has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg's The Bfg.

The actor will play one of the secondary giants in the retelling of Roald Dahl's 1982 novel of the same name.

Deadline reports that the live-action remake will be shot in Vancouver and co-produced by Walden Media and DreamWorks Studios.

10-year-old British actress Ruby Barnhill was cast in the lead role of Sophie at the end of last year.

Mark Rylance had previously been confirmed to play the Big Friendly Giant of the movie's title.

Et screenwriter Melissa Mathison penned the script for the project, which is slated for worldwide release on July 22, 2016. »

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Casting: D'Onofrio, Hader, McDonald, Ambrosio

27 March 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Magnificent Seven

Vincent D’Onofrio is in talks to play the villain in Antoine Fuqua's upcoming "Magnificent Seven" remake in the works at MGM and Sony. The original film centered on seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws.

Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke are also on board the project which John Lee Hancock and Nic Pizzolatto penned. Filming is slated to begin next month. D'Onofrio will soon be seen in Netflix's "Daredevil" series and starring alongside Pratt in June's "Jurassic World". [Source: Variety]

The Bfg

Bill Hader has joined the cast of the Steven Spielberg directed film adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved 1982 kids novel "The Bfg" at Walden Media and DreamWorks Studios. The project will be shot shortly in Vancouver.

Hader will star as one of the giants in the tale about a little girl who leads a friendly giant and »

- Garth Franklin

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Bill Hader Joins Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Bfg’

27 March 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The way the Internet reacts, you’d think Steven Spielberg was already behind the cameras on Ready Player One. However, the fact is he’s in post-production on October’s Bridge of Spies and pre-production for next year’s The Bfg, both of which will be completed before he even thinks about that new sci-fi film. Casting on The Bfg continued this week and […]

The post Bill Hader Joins Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Bfg’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Bill Hader Joins The Bfg; Vincent D’Onofrio May Villainize Magnificent Seven Remake

27 March 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With his first big leading man role poised to be unveiled in this summer's Trainwreck, the very talented Bill Hader is now going to be in a Steven Spielberg film. Deadline reports that the SNL alum has joined the cast of The Bfg, Spielberg’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl book of the same name. The story revolves around a young girl who befriends a giant, then leads him and the Queen of England on a quest to stop other mean giants from eating each other. Mark Rylance has already been set to star as the titular Bfg, and newcomer Ruby Barnhill is playing the little girl. The report says Hader will be playing one of the giants. While Spielberg’s next film, the Tom Hanks-fronted Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, doesn’t open until this fall, he’s already started filming The Bfg up in Vancouver. The guy works quick, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Bill Hader Joining Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Bfg’

27 March 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bill Hader is joining the cast of Steven Spielberg‘s “The Bfg,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved 1982 novel, the children’s tale follows a young girl teaming up with the Queen of England and a benevolent giant to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world. Mark Rylance will play the giant in the film, with newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, the little girl. Melissa Mathison adapted the screenplay. Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’ Spielberg, »

- Linda Ge

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Bill Hader Joins Steven Spielberg’s Giant Film ‘The Bfg’

27 March 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Bill Hader has joined the case Steven Spielberg directed The Bfg and will star as one of the giants in the tale about a little girl who leads a friendly giant and the Queen of England on an adventure to stop other mean giants from gobbling up others. The project is being co-financed by Walden Media and is co-producing with DreamWorks Studios. The project will shoot in Vancouver. The adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1982 kids novel of the same name was completed by… »

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Cannes: New Movies From Pixar, Woody Allen Expected at 68th Film Festival

26 March 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There are still three weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival unveils its official-selection lineup, but so far, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, Jeff Nichols, Denis Villeneuve and Arnaud Desplechin appear to be securing their positions in the event’s 68th annual edition (May 13-24).

In keeping with his longtime habit of avoiding festival accolades, Allen will likely receive an out-of-competition berth for his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (who starred in the director’s “Magic in the Moonlight”). Among other U.S. fare, Cannes will get an early start on the summer blockbuster season with Disney/Pixar’s feature toon “Inside Out,” marking a second trip to the Croisette for director Pete Docter (who co-helmed with Ronaldo Del Carmen) after his “Up” opened the festival in 2009. As already announced, George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road, »

- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy

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Cookie's Takeover Continues: Taraji P. Henson Will Host Saturday Night Live—Time to Get Excited!

26 March 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Cookie's takeover continues! Empire's Taraji P. Henson is heading to Saturday Night Live this April for hosting duties. This will be her first time taking the SNL stage. Joining the Oscar nominee as musical guest is Mumford & Sons. This will be the band's second time on the show. Henson's episode is scheduled to air Apr. 11. But before Cookie Lyon takes on Studio 8H, Michael Keaton will give it a go. The Oscar-nominated star of Birdman will host for the third time on Apr. 4. Carly Rae Jepsen will make her musical guest debut during Keaton's outing as host. Previous hosts this season include Chris Pratt, Bill Hader, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, Amy Adams, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Henson is »

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Upcoming Videogame Movies

20 March 2015 11:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Will we be seeing the first truly great videogame movie soon?  Here’s the list of upcoming videogame movies and what we think about each one.  

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the videogame movies that have come out in the past and done an analysis of what made them so bad.  Now, let’s turn our eyes to the future.  More videogame movies are in production than ever before, and a few have some pretty big names attached to them.  Will we be seeing the first truly great videogame movie soon?  Here’s the list of upcoming videogame movies and what we think about each one.  Let us know which movies you think will be great and which will be flops in the comments below!

 

Agent 47

August 28, 2015

We had a Hitman movie back in 2007 that was alright, but it generally followed the trend of videogame movies being kind of crappy. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Nick Vollmer)

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On the Horizon: 9 Upcoming Video Game Movies

20 March 2015 11:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Will we be seeing the first truly great video game movie soon?  Hollywood studios currently have several adaptations in various stages of development, so we're taking a look at them to see which has the potential to be something amazing. 

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the videogame movies that have come out in the past and done an analysis of what made them so bad.  Now, let’s turn our eyes to the future.  More videogame movies are in production than ever before, and a few have some pretty big names attached to them.  Will we be seeing the first truly great videogame movie soon?  Here’s the list of upcoming videogame movies and what we think about each one.  Let us know which movies you think will be great and which will be flops in the comments below!

Agent 47 (August 28, 2015)

We had a Hitman movie back in 2007 that was alright, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Nick Vollmer)

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'Adult Beginners' (2015) Movie Review

20 March 2015 2:57 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It's time we get to our yearly troubled siblings dramedy! Last year, we had the really good and under seen The Skeleton Twins, starring Bill Hader and Kristin Wiig. This year we have the not-quite-as-good-but-still-very-entertaining Adult Beginners with Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne. Now, this film doesn't have much to say on the nature of sibling relationships, but it's an incredibly sweet and funny movie filled with layered human beings, making even the "villain" a good person, anchored by two superb performances from its leads and writing always willing to go for a joke, even in serious moments. Jake (Kroll) is an egomaniac entrepreneur who has put all his time and money into a new tech company, but when the manufacturer of some specific hardware drops out at the last minute, his whole life savings crashes to nothing. With no way to pay rent or for anything else for that matter, »

- Mike Shutt

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Exclusive Interview With ‘The Skeleton Twins’ Bill Hader

18 March 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of the excellent The Skeleton Twins starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, we’ve got an exclusive interview with the latter to share you with as he talks more about the movie, improv and that remarkably entertaining Lip Sync moment. There’s a lot to this film though and on many different levels, check out Dan’s 4-star review by clicking here.

For those who don’t know, the film is based around twins Maggie (Wiig) and Milo (Hader), who lead separate lives on opposite sides of the country. When both feel that they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront how their lives went so wrong. It’s equally understated and says a lot about everything we all think about in our lives, through changes and more. Enjoy…

Q. International audiences probably know you best from Saturday Night Live »

- David Agnew

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How far will Ansel Elgort go with Amy Schumer to win MTV Award? - Watch

17 March 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ansel Elgort has a lot to celebrate with the success of The Fault in Our Stars and Insurgent - and an MTV Movie Award is the icing on the cake.

The actor reaches out to MTV Movie Awards host Amy Schumer in a new promo for the gala to ask for her help in winning some coveted golden popcorn.

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Schumer is all too happy to comply on the condition that Elgort declare his undying love for her in his acceptance speech.

However, he soon discovers that his and Schumer's passionate love might not be 'undying' after all.

Schumer has been getting into all kinds of trouble in the lead-up to the MTV Movie Awards, having torn up a cinema with her Trainwreck co-star Bill Hader in a previous MTV teaser.

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will air on April 12, 2015 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. »

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SXSW Film: 5 Best Moments From the Start of the Fest

17 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s SXSW Film looked as star-studded as the Oscars (or at least the MTV Movie Awards), with one of the festival’s most commercial movie lineups ever. Capping the busy weekend was a rare triple feature: the premieres of “Trainwreck,” “Spy” and “Furious 7.” And a batch of deals closed in Austin for smaller movies — including the Alex Gibney doc “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” (which went to Magnolia Pictures), the relationship drama “6 Years” (which landed at Netflix) and the Rupert Grint film “Moonwalkers“ (Alchemy). Here are five of the top moments from the first few days.

1) Amy Schumer Is the Next Big Thing

Amy Schumer proved that she really is a movie star in her first movie, Judd Apatow comedy “Trainwreck.” She plays a journalist (also named Amy) who drifts through a series of unfortunate one-night stands until she meets a charming doctor (Bill Hader »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Watch Ansel Elgort in the New MTV Movie Awards Teaser

17 March 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Amy Schumer is hosting the MTV Movie Awards this year, and the promos are rolling in. She already stalked Anna Kendrick and trashed a movie theater with Bill Hader, but now she's totally creeping on Ansel Elgort. All in all, this is shaping up to be a very interesting show. It'll air on April 12, but until then, get a look at the first three promos below, and stay tuned for more leading up to the show! »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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