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Kids Now Casting ‘Hostiles’ With Christian Bale

Director Scott Cooper (“Out of the Furnace,” “Black Mass”) and casting director Rene Haynes are seeking a young Native American boy or girl for their new film, “Hostiles.” The film, which stars Academy Award winner Christian Bale and Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”), takes place in 1892 and tells the story of a legendary Army captain who “reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.” An open call is being held this Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, in Sante Fe, New Mexico. The character is described on the casting notice as an “outgoing and adventurous” 6-to-10-year-old. Identical twins are encouraged to apply. Professional pay will be provided. “Hostiles” is scheduled to film in New Mexico this July. For more information on the feature film, check out its full casting notice here. And for more kid actor casting notices, check out the rest of our audition listings,
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Specialty B.O. Preview: ‘Love Is Strange’, ‘Are You Here’, ‘To Be Takei’, ‘Winter In The Blood’, ‘The Olivia Experiment’, ‘Expedition To The End Of The World’

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Specialty B.O. Preview: ‘Love Is Strange’, ‘Are You Here’, ‘To Be Takei’, ‘Winter In The Blood’, ‘The Olivia Experiment’, ‘Expedition To The End Of The World’
There was a time when two veteran straight actors such as John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, taking on the roles of a gay couple and their subsequent travails at married life would have been the tabloid equivalent of shock and awe. It still might raise some eyebrows, but Ira SachsLove Is Strange is a testimony to societal progress in terms of storytelling. Now it will face the box office as the Specialty title platforms this weekend via Sony Classics. A real-life gay marriage takes the spotlight this weekend courtesy of Starz Digital doc To Be Takei about the multi-faceted actor/activist and social media talent who is best known for playing Hikaru Sulu in TV’s original Star Trek. It will be joined by Millennium Entertainment’s Are You Here with Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler which will open day and date by Mad Men writer Matthew Weiner.
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Frank Herbert’s Soul Catcher optioned for film

Franks Herbert’s Soul Catcher, first published back in 1972, has been optioned for the screen by Dimitri Villard, who was the producer behind the 1980s films Flight of the Navigator and Once Bitten.

Reported over at Deadline, Villard said, “The book is an extraordinary example of Frank Herbert’s brilliant writing, and it is something I’ve always wanted to turn into a film. I remember the rights being unavailable when I first pursued the Soul Catcher project in the ’80s, but as my producing career developed I never forgot the powerful effect the story had on me.”

The Frank Herbert Estate have given their full support towards Villard – after he negotiated with them for a year – in his pursuit in bringing Soul Catcher to the screen. Dimitri Villard is now looking to secure a director who can steer the character-driven story in the right direction; Villard has already added
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‘Dune’ Author Frank Herbert’s ‘Soul Catcher’ Gets Optioned

Frank Herbert’s most famous work of fiction Dune is the topic of this week’s 1984 look back series. Showing uncanny timing news has reached us that another of the author’s works has just been optioned. The story in question is Soul Catcher, a story that was first published in 1972.

Surprsingly although Herbert has the accolade for having written the best-selling science fiction novel ever, Dune remains his only work to be transformed into celluloid. That might have some to do with the reception the Dune film received, with director Lynch distancing himself from the project (read all about it in our feature). Before his death in 1986 Herbert had written dozens of stories including several Dune sequels.

Soul Catcher appears to have a rather strange and interesting plot. A militant Native American student seeking vengeance for his people kidnaps the teenage son of a Us politician. The pair then
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Producer Options ‘Soul Catcher’ By ‘Dune’ Author Frank Herbert

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Producer Options ‘Soul Catcher’ By ‘Dune’ Author Frank Herbert
Exclusive: Four decades after Dune scribe Frank Herbert published his acclaimed 1972 novel Soul Catcher, the book has been optioned for the big screen by producer Dimitri Villard. The Flight Of he Navigator and Once Bitten producer first pursued the Herbert tome during the 1980s but tabled his film career to run music company ArtistDirect until last year. Now he’s returning to the screen biz with Soul Catcher, about a militant Native American student who kidnaps the 13-year-old white son of a U.S. politician, intending to sacrifice the child for vengeance against wrongs committed against his people. As the captor and the captive flee from hunters across the Pacific Northwest, they form a bond that throws the planned act into question.

The late Herbert’s seminal Dune remains the best-selling science fiction of all time and was adapted into a 1984 feature film by David Lynch and a TV miniseries and sequel in the 2000s.
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Tinsel Korey Exclusive Interview The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, actress Tinsel Korey reprises her role as Emily Young, the fiancee of Wolf Pack alpha Sam Uley (Chaske Spencer). As part of another love triangle in the film – this one between Emily, Sam and his ex, Leah Clearwater (Julia Jones) – the storyline brings a heightened tension to an already more intense film.

During an exclusive chat over coffee at a Hollywood Starbucks, Tinsel Korey talked about playing a visibly scarred character, seeing herself in the make-up the first time, what it was like to work with Kristen Stewart and all the guys in the Wolf Pack, and realizing just how big the Twilight saga had become when she heard Oprah talk about the films. She also talked about playing a schizophrenic serial killer in the upcoming indie Stained, and how she hopes to do more comedic roles in the future. Check out what she had
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New Interview With Tinsel Korey

The lovely ladies over at The Twilight Lexicon have a new interview with the beautiful Tinsel Korey. Tinsel who plays Emily Young in New Moon speaks about her audition process how long it took to get the makeup finished for her role whether shes read the books and moreHave you read the Twilight Saga books? If yes which book is your favorite and why?I have read New Moon and Im reading Eclipse right now. I also own Breaking Dawn. Ill have to get back to you on which one is my favorite.What was the audition process like for you?I auditioned in L.A. with the director Chris Weitz and casting directors Rene Haynes and Joseph Middleton. Filming was great Chris is a very warm and talented director. I cant wait to see his vision of New Moon come to life.Did you along with the other cast
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Get a Look: The Wolf Pack in 'New Moon'

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We're giving you a look at a just-released photo of the wolf pack in 'New Moon'!   USA Today first posted the photo on their web site, along with an article that went into detail on the casting of the wolf pack. According to USA Today, 'New Moon' director Chris Weitz insisted on the actors' Native American ancestry. "They had to have papers that proved their heritage," he said. Weitz also insisted that the actors be in good shape, and be ok with filming almost in the buff in the chilly outdoors of Vancouver. "It's not pleasant for the actors," Weitz told USA Today. "But they have all been good-natured. They show up on location in drenching, cold rain, and I say, 'Ok, off with the robes.' " Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman will join Taylor Lautner in the film's Quileute nation wolf pack. All
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The Wolf Pack of Actors named for The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison have some new company to keep as the wolves have been past for the sequel to the Twilight vampire flick.

Here’s the news release from Summit Entertainment

Summit Entertainment announced today that Native American/First Nation actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have signed on to star as the members of the wolf pack in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. In the film, the wolf pack defends humans against vampires although they have a tribal history intricately entwined with Edward Cullen and his family. The wolf pack members will join Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and fellow wolf pack member Taylor Lautner in the film directed by Chris Weitz which will be released domestically November 20, 2009.

In The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson
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Wolf Pack Cast in 'New Moon'

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Jacob's "wolf pack" buddies in 'Twilight' sequel 'New Moon' have been announced! Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman will join Taylor Lautner in the film's La Push nation wolf pack. All of the new castmembers are of Native American or First Nations descent, hailing from the Lakota (Sioux), Cree-Metis, Purepecha (Tarasco), Hualapai and Cree nations respectively. The young men were cast by Rene Haynes who cast such films as 'Dances with Wolves' and 'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.' In 'New Moon,' Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is faced with a separation from her one and only, vamp Edward Cullen (Rob Pattinson), and embarks on a new friendship with Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), spending time with him on the La Push reservation, where she encounters his friends in the "wolf pack."

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"Twilight" Saga: "New Moon's" Wolf-Pack

So, Summit Entertainment hires the wolf pack in the "Twilight" sequel, "New Moon." This wolf pack is our friend! In the "Twilight" world, they defend humans against mean vampires!

The actors hired to run with the pack are: Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon, and Tyson Houseman.

Here's the complete press release from Summit.

Summit Entertainment Runs With The Wolf Pack In The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman to Star as Members of Wolf Pack

Los Angeles, CA . March 23, 2009 . Summit Entertainment announced today that Native American/First Nation actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have signed on to star as the members of the wolf pack in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. In the film, the wolf pack defends humans against vampires although they have a tribal history intricately entwined
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Twilight Saga’s ‘New Moon’ Reveals The Wolf Pack

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Summit Entertainment has made a casting announcement for New Moon regarding the wolf pack, who play an essential part of the story for in the sequel to last year’s Twilight.

The wolf pack members share history with the Cullen family and in this movie they act as protectors for humans against vampires. Taylor Lautner who plays Jacob Black in Twilight is of course, back for the sequel and is also a member of the wolf pack.

I’ve taken the casting announcement part of the press release for you to see:

Summit Entertainment announced today that Native American/First Nation actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have signed on to star as the members of the wolf pack in The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Each member of the wolf pack is of Native decent. Spencer is Lakota (Sioux), Pelletier is Cree-Metis, Meraz is Purepecha (Tarasco), Gordon is Hualapai,
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New Moon Wolf Pack is Announced

Summit Entertainment announced today that Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have signed on to star as the members of the wolf pack in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." In the film, the wolf pack defends humans against vampires although they have a tribal history intricately entwined with Edward Cullen and his family. The wolf pack members will join Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and fellow wolf pack member Taylor Lautner in the film directed by Chris Weitz which will be released domestically on November 20th. In "New Moon" Bella Swan (Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested. Each member of the wolf pack is of Native decent.
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'Twilight' Sequel Finds Its Wolves to Howl at the 'New Moon'

Summit Entertainment announced today the casting of five actors joining the cast of The Twilight Saga: New Moon as Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman will join Taylor Lautner who plays Jacob Black. The six will play werewolves making up the film's ensemble Wolf Pack, who in Stephenie Meyer's novel take the side of the humans in their fight against the evil breed of vampires. The five joining the cast are all making their feature film debuts (outside of Meraz who played a Core Warrior in The New World) and are all of American Indian descent, with Sioux, Purepecha and Hualapai among the tribes represented. Rene Haynes serves as casting director and is well-known for her work on Native American projects such as Terrence Malick's The New World and Kevin Costner's Dances With Wolves. New Moon is filming in Vancouver and Italy
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Summit Entertainment Confirms Cast List For Wolf Pack Actors In 'New Moon'

About a week ago Lainey Gossip reported the cast list for the wolf pack actors in Twilight and now Summit Entertainment has officially confirmed that the reported actors no word on the the reports that Tinsel Korey will play Emily will in fact be in the sequel to Twilight New Moon. Read below for their official statementnbspLos Angeles CA March 23 2009 Summit Entertainment announced today that Native AmericanFirst Nation actors Chaske Spencer Bronson Pelletier Alex Meraz Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have signed on to star as the members of the wolf pack in The Twilight Saga New Moon. In the film the wolf pack defends humans against vampires although they have a tribal history intricately entwined with Edward Cullen and his family. The wolf pack members will join Kristen Stewart Robert Pattinson and fellow wolf pack member Taylor Lautner in the film directed by Chris Weitz which will be released
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Film review: 'In Love and War'

Film review: 'In Love and War'
Ernest Hemingway was a crack cub reporter for the Kansas City Star, one of the two venerable media institutions in K.C.; the other is the Hallmark Greeting Card Co. Unfortunately, this saga of the young writer's World War I romance with an older nurse is told in terms more befitting the greeting card folks than the hard-hitting newspaper.

Starring Chris O'Donnell as Ernest Hemingway and Sandra Bullock as nurse Agnes Von Kurowsky -- whom the writer fell in love with and who inspired his "A Farewell to Arms" -- this New Line release will likely be an early boxoffice casualty, owing to its cliched, picture-postcard portrait of young love.

Based on "Hemingway in Love and War: The Lost Diary of Agnes Von Kurowsky," this story is back-dropped by the last carnages of World War I, when Hemingway and Agnes were Red Cross volunteers in Italy. A triumvirate of credited screenwriters (Allan Scott, Clancy Sigal, Anna Hamilton Phelan) has distilled the letters to a romantic dimension. Essentially, the scenario shows us Ernie (as everyone calls him) and Agnes are cut from the same cloth -- both yearn for adventure and are risk-takers. When Ernie is wounded, Agnes saves his leg from amputation by manipulating her superior into letting her undertake an anti-gangrene procedure.

Other than the fact that this saga is based on a famous personage, the story itself is a standard-issue, nurse-patient love story that eventually swoons into a similarly standard refrain, the older woman-younger man boondoggle.

Further diminishing its individuality and poignancy is the bland, expositional dialogue. While warriors and writers, including Hemingway, have duly noted that "War is hell", in this depiction, war is more an aphrodisiac. With the cannon booming in the distance and only a few perfunctory forays into the trenches, the actual war, as pictured in this beauteous mountainscape setting, seems more a romantic stimulant than a life-threatening nightmare.

Indeed, under Richard Attenborough's warm and diffident hand, "In Love and War" emerges more as a progression of Hallmark-like moments as the lovers picnic on the lake, banter in the fresco, quarrel at the cabin, etc.

As the wet-behind-the-ears Hemingway, O'Donnell seems in keeping with the writer's brash bravado. Oddly enough, from the side profile, O'Donnell looks a lot like F. Scott Fitzgerald. Should anyone wish to produce a series centered around the romances of the great writers of the Midwest, O'Donnell could play them all.

Bullock is similarly hamstrung by the strict confines of her role as a conflicted "older woman," torn between young pup Ernie and an older, stuffed shirt. She acquits herself well, however, smartly evincing the quandary of a woman torn between her head and her heart.

Singly, the technical contributions are sublime, but under Attenborough's mix, they emerge as overripe and trite, diminishing the pain and passion of the love-struck duo.

IN LOVE AND WAR

New Line Cinema

A New Line production

in association with Dimitri Villard Prods.

Producers Dimitri Villard,

Richard Attenborough

Director Richard Attenborough

Screenwriters: Allan Scott, Clancy Sigal,

Anna Hamilton Phelan

Screen story Allan Scott, Dimitri Villard

Based on the book "Hemingway in Love and War" by Henry S. Villard and James Nagel

Executive producer Sara Risher

Supervising producer Chris Kenny

Director of photography Roger Pratt

Production designer Stuart Craig

Co-producer Diana Hawkins

Editor Lesley Walker

Costume designer Penny Rose

Casting Jeremy Zimmerman, Rene Haynes,'

Clare Walker

Sound Simon Kaye, Jonathan Bates,

Gerry Humphreys

Color/stereo

Cast:

Ernest Hemingway Chris O'Donnell

Agnes Von Kurowsky Sandra Bullock

Mac Ingrid Lacey

Henry Villard Mackenzie Astin

Domenico Carracciolo Emilio Bonucci

McBride Ian Kelly

Rosie Margot Steinberg

Miss De Long Tara Hugo

Running time -- 115 minutes

MPAA rating: PG-13

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