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Elba would play the lead, taking over a role that both Rosamund Pike and Elba's "Pacific Rim" co-star Charlie Hunnam was once attached to. The story follows a pair who fall in love while stranded in the wilderness after a plane crash.
Hunnam and Pike left the project and Chris Weitz has done a re-write. Elba now takes on the male role with the female lead to be cast shortly. Filming is slated to begin mid-year somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere.
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- Garth Franklin
Idris Elba has played a lot of different characters in a lot of different types of films and television shows over the years, but one thing he hasn.t tackled with any regularity is the role of a romantic lead. The actor may have just found a perfect way to rectify that hole in his resume, though. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Idris Elba is in talks to play the male lead in the romantic drama The Mountain Between Us. The film was originally slated to star Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), but both parties have dropped out. The Mountain Between Us will be based on the novel of the same name by Charles Martin. The book, which was originally published in 2010, focuses on the survival, and growing romantic tension, between two survivors of a plane crash trying to live through difficult injuries while stranded »
That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, with the outlet confirming that Elba is circling the part left vacant by Pacific Rim co-star Charlie Hunnam, who was originally attached to the romantic drama opposite Rosamund Pike. Both have since bowed out, leaving the studio scrambling to find replacements in time to ensure production remains on track for a summer shoot. Should Elba close the deal, Fox 2000 will begin casting the net for an actress to play Ashley Knox.
Despite casting changeovers, director Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) remains at the helm for The Mountains Between Us, with a script produced by Rogue One and now 21 Years to Midnight scribe Chris Weitz. He’ll be working from earlier drafts turned in by J. Mills Goodloe and Scott Frank. »
- Michael Briers
For a while now, there has been a mountain of sorts between Fox’s desire to turns Charles Martin's “The Mountain Between Us” into a movie, and getting the job done. Gerardo Naranjo (“Miss Bala") was initially slated to direct Michael Fassbender and Margot Robbie (would've loved to see that), before that version fell apart. And then Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike were attached before they too exited. Now another actor is aboard who can hopefully get this thing done. Read More: Watch: 32-Minute Speech By Idris Elba About Diversity In Media And Films Idris Elba has signed up to star in the movie that tells the story of Ashley, a writer heading east for her wedding who meets Ben, a doctor. When their flight is cancelled, the two charter a flight only to have their pilot suffer a heart attack. The plane crashes into a mountain and so the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The project is based on Charles Martin’s 2010 bestselling novel about a surgeon and woman who fall in love after being stranded following a plane crash when the pilot has a heart attack mid-flight. They must figure out how to get out of the mountain wilderness, where the temperature drops to the teens at night, while suffering broken ribs and a leg fracture.
Elba won two Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 25 for supporting actor in »
- Dave McNary
Speaking of whether Idris Elba is a Hollywood leading man yet... The actor is reportedly in talks to replace his "Pacific Rim" co-star, Charlie Hunnam, to star in the romantic drama "The Mountain Between Us" for Fox - a project that's long been in development, with Hunnam and Rosamund Pike most recently attached to star. An adaptation of the best-selling novel by Charles Martin, the story centers on a man and woman, survivors of a plane crash in the wilderness, who fall in love. Here's a summary of the book from the author's website: "On a stormy winter night, two strangers wait for a flight at the Salt Lake City airport. Ashley Knox is an attractive, successful »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Idris Elba is lacing up his parka for The Mountain Between Us, Fox 2000’s long-gestating adaptation of the Charles Martin best-selling novel. The Beasts of No Nation star is in negotiations to star in the romantic drama that once saw Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike attached as a pair who fall in love while stranded in the wilderness after a plane crash. But that pair fell out, and then Chris Weitz was brought in to do a rewrite and get the film in shape for an early summer shoot somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, where it will be winter.
- Tatiana Siegel, Borys Kit
CinemaNerdz is proud to offer our readers a chance to win one of four copies of the Crimson Peak Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD Combo disc, directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam.
For your chance to win one of the discs, just look for the “giveaway” box further down on this page. There you’ll be directed to a variety of methods by which you can enter the contest. You’ll be asked to provide a valid email address, visit (don’t forget to like us) on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, and Tweet the contest. That’s it! That’s all you have to do to enter. We’ll contact you to let you know if you’ve won one of the Crimson Peak Blu-rays. But hurry, because the contest ends at 12:00Am on Saturday, February 20th! »
What better time than now to feast your eyes on some of Charlie Hunnam's sexiest moments? The British actor has been in the spotlight for more than a decade, and his good looks have made him a true Hollywood heartthrob. Later this year, he'll star in The Lost City of Z with costar Robert Pattinson, and in 2017, he'll hit the big screen in Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. For a fun dose of eye candy just in time for Valentine's Day, relive his sexiest moments on Sons of Anarchy, then take a look at 22 times he looked really, really good. Related: Charlie Hunnam's Superhot Hollywood Evolution in 35 Photos 30 Things You May Not Know About Charlie Hunnam 17 Sexy Charlie Hunnam Smirks That Might Seriously Make You Fall in Love An Important Ode to Charlie Hunnam's Days on Undeclared Source: Men's Fitness / Jim Wright »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Fiends! Did you miss Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak last year? Shame on you. While it might not have been the horror film some were expecting, it was a worthy entry of the man’s work. We got a few copies to give out to our readers to right the wrong you may have made by not seeing the film last year. Follow the rules carefully as this contest is open to residents of the United States only.
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When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay— a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) comes a terrifying, »
- Andy Triefenbach
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Spectre (James Bond action-adventure; Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes; rated PG-13) Crimson Peak (Guillermo del Toro-directed period horror; Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam; rated R) Love the Coopers (comedy-romance; Alan Arkin, John Goodman; rated PG-13) Southbound (horror-thriller; Kate Beahan, Hannah Marks; premieres 2/9 on cable Mod and in...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an alluring aristocrat on a remote English estate in Crimson Peak, a visually stunning and intensely disturbing thriller from writer and director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), is available now on Digital HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on February 9, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures.
Brilliantly unforgettable visuals and an atmosphere steeped in dread make Crimson Peak an elegant, gorgeously realized and completely original horror mystery that has been declared “a masterpiece” by Fox-tv. The Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with more than an hour of bonus features that reveal some of the terrifying secrets hidden behind the doors of sinister Allerdale Hall.
- Movie Geeks
Unfortunately, Guillermo Del Toro’s original Gothic romance Crimson Peak didn’t translate to box office gold, netting thirty one million at the domestic box office (it was budgeted at fifty-five million) and receiving criticism for a basic narrative failing to live up to the promise of inventive visuals. Still, one can appreciate Universal’s gambling on Del Toro’s vision and hope the property is considered lucrative enough to continue supporting unique visions from auteurs. Featuring a talented cast (despite the questionable casting of Jessica Chastain), Del Toro’s period suspense thriller collapses under close inspection, but is worth a glance as a piece of glossy strangeness.
Borrowing mercilessly from yellowed clichés of romantically inclined gothic literature, screenwriters Del Toro and Matthew Robins (whose last collaboration was the 1997 mutant insect thriller Mimic) plunder Edgar Allan Poe templates infused with the emotional melodrama oozing eternally from the pages of the »
- Nicholas Bell
February 9th has an interesting array of horror and sci-fi titles enjoying their home entertainment bow this week. Fans have Guillermo del Toro’s latest, Crimson Peak, to look forward to on both Blu-ray and DVD, and Sony is releasing Freaks of Nature on DVD, too.
We also have two different cult classics getting the HD treatment on Tuesday—A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin and Sheba, Baby (starring the eternally badass Pam Grier)—and for those of you Trekkies out there, Paramount is releasing Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection on both formats as well.
Other notables titles include Convergence, E.N.D., Hangman, Sociopathia, and Zombie Croc.
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay— a place filled »
- Heather Wixson
The ghosts of Allerdale Hall will be unleashed tomorrow with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures' Blu-ray / DVD release of Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, and we've been provided with five Blu-ray / DVD combo packs to give away.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Crimson Peak Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on February 14th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
Previous Press Release: Universal City, California, December 8, 2015 – A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an »
- Derek Anderson
A record number of foreign pics have been tapping Colombia’s new film incentives, but TV movies have also been actively plumbing the perks. While the incentives are not applicable to TV series, TV movies and pilots can avail of the incentives, which consist of a 40% cash rebate on production expenditures and a 20% cash rebate on logistical spend for projects spending no less than $600,000 in the country. Netflix’s hit drama series “Narcos” tapped the incentives for its pilot.
Colombian broadcaster Caracol TV, a co-producer of Colombia’s first-ever foreign-language Oscar nominated pic, “Embrace of the Serpent,” continues to ramp up its English-language TV movie slate in conjunction with partners L.A.- based MarVista Entertainment and Argentina’s Snap Distribution.
Their first co-production, “Abducted,” has been sold to Lifetime in the U.S., where it debuts on Feb. 14. Spain, France, and Latin America have also bought the TV Movie since Mipcom 2015. “Abducted, »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
If youwere a fan of Sons of Anarchy, the names Jax (Charlie Hunnam), Gemma (Katey Sagal), and Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) should have been a part of your Wednesday morning water cooler discussion. Well, the name Kurt Sutter should have also be included in those conversations. The Sons of Anarchy creator, and the guy who plays Big Otto is one of the finest television writers out there. Here are five fun facts you may not have known about the man behind one of your favorite television shows of all-time. 1. Kurt Sutter was a writer, producer, story editor, actor, and director for the gritty FX drama The
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Kurt Sutter »
- Tim Gerstenberger
Guillermo del Toro's romantic Gothic thriller Crimson Peak starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam is set to make its Blu-ray. DVD and Digital HD debut on February 9th, just in time for a Valentine's Day viewing if traditional sappy movies aren't your cup of tea.
We have teamed up with Universal Studios Home Entertainment to offer five lucky readers each a copy of Crimson Peak on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo in this giveaway. You don't need to be seduced into visiting a haunted house on top of a hill to enter; simply fill out the short below, submit it to us and you're good to go.
To sweeten the odds, return each and every day the contest is running to enter again for as many days as the contest is open. The more entries, the better the odds.
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The new division will handle sales on all MadRiver films and those from Christopher Woodrow’s Vendian Entertainment, which has made a strategic investment in MadRiver Pictures following the $30m revolving equity investment it committed to when the company launched last May.
MadRiver’s upcoming slate includes Burr Steers’ new release Pride & Prejudice & Zombies starring Lily James, John Hillcoat’s imminent crime thriller Triple 9 with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson, and James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z starring Charlie Hunnam.
Fox will continue to run the Annapurna International label, whose titles include Richard Linklater’s upcoming SXSW opener [link=tt »
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The operation will handle sales and distribution on all MadRiver films as well as films from Vendian Entertainment, which has made a strategic investment in MadRiver Pictures.
MadRiver titles include Burr Steers’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” starring Lily James and set for release Friday; John Hillcoat’s “Triple 9,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul and Anthony Mackie, which will be released by Open Road Films on Feb. 26; and James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z,” starring Charlie Hunnam.
Fox will separately continue to run the Annapurna International label and represent all Annapurna Pictures titles for the international marketplace, including Annapurna »
- Dave McNary
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