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The Important News Marvel announced its slate through mid-2019, including the two-part Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, Captain Marvel, Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther, which stars Chadwick Boseman. Benedict Cumberbatch is pretty much going to be Doctor Strange. We got our first look at and synopsis for Terminator: Genisys. And our first look at Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Greta Gerwig will play an adult Dawn Wiener in a Welcome to the Dollhouse sequel. Lord and Miller are back writing The Lego Movie sequel. Elf is getting a stop-motion holiday special. Mark Rylance will star in Spielberg's Roald Dahl adaptation, The Bfg. Seth Rogen will co-star in the next Steve Jobs biopic. Keanu Reeves made a comeback at...
- Christopher Campbell
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Seth Grahame-Smith's 2009 best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will make its way to the big screen next year, and with filming underway, the first official photo has been released. Striking a pose to make Jane Austen proud are Lily James (who describes her character as "a badass warrior"), Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Bella Heathcote and Suki Waterhouse. [EW.com] Steve Jobs: Seth Rogen is in talks to play Steve Wozniak, opposite Christian Bale as Steve Jobs, in the big-screen adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography. Wozniak and Jobs cofounded Apple in 1976; the first third of Aaron Sorkin's script is reportedly set backstage during the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Jessica Chastain is also being...
- Peter Martin
Happy Halloween 2014 and welcome to this week's Friday edition of the podcast where we review Nightcrawler and Dear White People and we fill your need for something scary with a movie screening horror story unlike any you've heard before. In addition to that we run down the Marvel franchise movie announcement with the help of Pee-Wee Herman, look over the latest news, answer some of your questions, play some games and just have a good time overall. Join us won't youc If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave »
- Brad Brevet
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Seth Grahame-Smith's 2009 best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will make its way to the big screen next year, and with filming underway, the first official photo has been released. Striking a pose to make Jane Austen proud are Lily James (who describes her character as "a badass warrior"), Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Bella Heathcote and Suki Waterhouse. [EW.com] Steve Jobs Movie: Seth Rogen (above, in Neighbors) is in...
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If Seth Rogen teaming up with Christian Bale for Danny Boyle's forthcoming biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs wasn't weird enough, another peculiar collaboration is happening, this time in the world of comedy. Variety reports Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana will star in a remake of the French comedy Special Correspondents, the story of a struggling New York-based radio journalist (Bana) whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. So he decides to fake front line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in Manhattan. So basically a funnier Wag the Dog. The original film actually followed French officials mobilizing to gain the release of two kidnapped journalists in Iraq, but only the victims know the crime has been faked. That actually sounds somewhat more interesting than premise of the remake, but this still sounds like it could be an interesting comedy. Gervais will write, »
- Ethan Anderton
We already know that Sony Pictures is working on a Steve Jobs biopic that will star Christian Bale and be directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) from a script by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network). Now comes word that the role of Steve Wozniak will be played by Seth Rogen. Wozniak founded Apple with Jobs and Ronald Wayne and is credited with launching the Apple I and Apple II computers in the late 1970s, which had a profound impact on the microcomputer revolution. He left Apple as a full-time employee in 1987. Variety is reporting that Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) is also in talks to join the cast. It's not clear which role she would play. Sorkin previously said that the new movie will consist of only three scenes "that all take place in real time. Each will take place backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac, »
Sorkin has had access to Jobs's authorised biography by Walter Isaacson for the film, which will focus on three stressful, high-profile Apple product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and the iPod in 2001.
Chastain's potential role has not been revealed.
Directed by Danny Boyle, the film is based on Walter Isaacson’s book and adapted by Aaron Sorkin. David Fincher was once set to direct the film, but left the project back in April due to compensation and over control of the production. Sorkin has mentioned that the movie will be divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple's famous product launches.
Rogen's casting comes as a huge surprise. The actor is known for inappropriate comedies like Superbad, »
- Laura Frances
Working from a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, who has used Walter Isaacson's impressive biography of Steve Jobs as its source, the film finally settled on Christian Bale for the lead role last week. He's not yet signed on the dotted line, but talks are ongoing for him to take the film on.
And if he does sign up, it looks like he's going to be joined by Seth Rogen. Rogen seems to be taking a leaf out of Jonah Hill's book and taking on a more serious role with this one, and he's being linked with playing Steve Wozniak in the movie.
Having already secured Christian Bale for the title role, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic is continuing to build its cast, with Variety reporting that Seth Rogen is in line to join the project. According to the report, Rogen has bagged the role of Steve Wozniak, one of Jobs’ closest allies and co-founder of Apple who played a key role in the development of some of the company’s most ground-breaking technology. Said technology will form the focal point of the film, with each of its three, thirty-minute acts set just before the launch...
- George Wales
Christian Bale is set to play Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-penned project which involves three long scenes, each backstage before Jobs unveils three iconic Apple products - the Mac, the NeXT and the original iPod.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Seth Rogen is set to star alongside Christian Bale in director Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic, which is set up at Sony Pictures. I never really thought about who they'd cast as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the Aaron Sorkin' scripted movie, but Rogen seems like a solid choice.
The movie is based on Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs, and according to Sorkin, the movie will be divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Jobs' famous product launches. Those products are said to be the Mac, NeXT (after Jobs had left Apple), and the iPod.
As you know, Rogen is mostly known for his crazy comedic roles, but he should great in this. It might be a role that will open up a whole new level of dramatic parts for the actor, just like Moneyball did for Jonah Hill.
Here's a »
- Joey Paur
Everything's coming up Steves for Danny Boyle's Jobs: Last week the Steve Jobs biopic got its Jobs and now it has its Wozniak, as Seth Rogen has signed on to play the affable Apple co-founder in the film. Rogen is following in the footsteps of Josh Gad, who played Wozniak in 2013's Jobs (that was the Ashton Kutcher one); that year, Gad told Vulture he saw the role as "Steve Jobs's conscience." Jobs will likely pay Rogen in hope and cash. »
- Nate Jones
Seth Rogen is reportedly in line to star in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. That.s right: Seth Rogen might be starring opposite Christian Bale, who last week was confirmed as the lead in the hugely anticipated drama. Am I the only one who is a tad concerned for Rogen.s safety? The Neighbors star has been linked to play Steve Wozniak, who notably created the Apple I computer and also co-created the Apple II computer in the 1970s. The Wrap have reported that Seth Rogen hasn.t officially signed a deal to star as the inventor yet, but he has held serious talks with the film.s producers, Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon, and Guymon Casady, as well as Aaron Sorkin. It.s hoped that pairing Rogen with Christian Bale will have the same results as when Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill starred alongside each other in Martin Scorsese »
While some people had nice things to say about Ashton Kutcher's work as Steve Jobs in "Jobs," I thought it was a terrible fit between actor and material, and the film itself was so poorly made that I had a hard time taking any of it seriously. I did like Josh Gad's approach to playing Steve Wozniak, though, and I think that's just a testament to Gad's innate likability onscreen. Part of my problem with that film is the way it seems to treat product launches as the biggest moments in Jobs' life, and while I certainly understand that he masterfully cultivated the nearly-religious fervor that people have for Apple technology, it just felt tone-deaf they way they handled it in that film. Normally, I'd ask why someone's bothering to make another movie about Jobs so soon after that one was in theaters, but I'm pretty sure I know the answer. »
- Drew McWeeny
Industry sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that Rogen has emerged as the leading candidate to play Jobs's early collaborator, although no deal has been reached.
His next film The Interview - which is slated to open at Christmas - is a comedic take on a North Korean assassination plot.
Wozniak was previously played on the big screen by Josh Gad in a critically-panned 2013 film.
Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is picking up steam over at Sony, as the project continues to attract a wealth of big-buck talent. Just recently Christian Bale was confirmed to be tackling the role of the Apple founder himself after Leonardo DiCaprio left to pursue other interests. Now, The Wrap reports that two new stars are apparently circling the movie; Seth Rogen and Jessica Chastain.
Rogen is being sought for the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who was portrayed in the frankly awful 2013 version by Josh Gad. The team-up of Bale and Rogen may strike some as odd – but then again, the most unorthodox pairings often lead to crackling performances. As The Wrap points out, and I have to agree; Jonah Hill and DiCaprio in The Wolf Of Wall Street were an “odd couple” who rose to the challenge and brought out a semblance of humanity in the other. »
- Gem Seddon
Seth Rogen may soon have his big dramatic break, perhaps joining Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, as Jobs' Apple co-founder. A source confirmed to EW that Rogen is in talks to play Steve Wozniak. Sony had no comment. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin recently confirmed that Christian Bale is set to play Jobs, saying, "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale." The biopic, which Danny Boyle is attached to direct, is based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs. Sorkin has said that the film will take place in three scenes, »
- Esther Zuckerman
For anyone who had a bet going that Christian Bale would never star in a movie with Seth Rogen, the game is over. We already know that Christian Bale has been confirmed to play Steve Jobs in a biopic set up at Sony Pictures with Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle at the helm with a script from Aaron Sorkin. Now the rest of the cast is starting to fill out around Bale as Variety reports none other than Seth Rogen will Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, the once right hand man to Jobs and designer of both the Apple I and Apple II computers in the late 1970s. This is a role far different than we've ever seen from Rogen. Read on! Rogen has rarely ventured outside of comedy with the only more serious roles being in Take This Waltz and the forthcoming The Sound and the Fury, so having him »
- Ethan Anderton
Aaron Sorkin is writing the screenplay, based on Walter Isaacson's biography, with the story split up into three long scenes, each of which take place backstage before Steve Jobs unveils three iconic Apple products, the Mac, NeXT and the original iPod.
Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne, and is credited with launching the Apple I and Apple II personal computers in the late 1970s. He left the company as a full-time employee in 1987.
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