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Kong: Skull Island: Jason Mitchell, who delivered a captivating lead performance as Eazy-e in Straight Outta Compton, is heading to Kong: Skull Island. The actor is in negotiations to play "an easy-going pilot" in the King Kong spinoff adventure, which follows a team of explorers on an island filled with prehistoric creatures. If things work out, Mitchell would reunite with Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins in the cast, led by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Toby Kebbell. The movie is due out in theaters on March 10, 2017. [THR] Fall of Gods: Director Wes Ball (The Maze Runner, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) will serve as one of the producers of Fall of Gods, a big-screen adaptation of an illustrated novel. The source material is inspired by Norse...
- Peter Martin
Jason Mitchell will be joining his “Straight Outta Compton” co-star, Corey Hawkins (who was previously cast), in the “King Kong” prequel, titled “Kong: Skull Island,” the action tentpole movie which is set up at Legendary Pictures. No word on what characters both Mitchell and Hawkins have signed up to play, but they join a cast that already includes Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing. Also no details on plot either, but what we do know is that the action/adventure movie will tell a story centered on King Kong's origins. Given how widely the projects they are both seen in will travel (the box office smash "Straight Outta Compton," »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Read More: Emma Donoghue on Finding the Right Director for Her Best-Selling 'Room' The 37th Aspen Film Festival, running September 25-30, will open with a screening of the much anticipated awards contender "Room," starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, William H. Macy and Joan Allen. Based on the bestselling novel by Emma Donoghue, the film centers on a mother and son who have been locked in a room as prisoners for multiple years. When they finally get the chance to escape, the triumphant bond between mother and son gives way to an emotional journey about growing up and moving on. The drama will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before playing in Aspen. "Aspen Film is honored to open our 37th Aspen Filmfest with such an anticipated title," said Aspen Film Executive Director John Thew. "'Room' is sure to set the stage for »
- Zack Sharf
Playing Easy-e in F. Gary Gray’s adorned musical biopic, Mitchell turned heads and raised eyebrows with his breakout performance, and now the up-and-comer is plotting course for the blockbuster scene. No word yet on who he will play in Skull Island, though word of his casting arrives on the heels of Fantastic Four‘s Toby Kebbell joining the project, which is to be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
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Truth be told, Kong: Skull Island sidestepped a potential pitfall earlier in the year when it lost both Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons – two actors who are widely seen to be hot property in the wake of Birdman and Whiplash. And though the origin tale is yet to fill in those »
- Michael Briers
See Also: Casting call for Kong: Skull Island reveals plot details
Jordon Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) is directing Kong: Skull Island, while the cast includes Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) and Tom Wilkinson (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
Kong: Skull Island is set for release on March 10th, 2017.
- Gary Collinson
Jason Mitchell, who plays Easy-e in this weekend’s big opener in the UK, Straight Outta Compton, is in negotiations to join the cast of Kong: Skull Island. If he takes on the job, he will join the already cast Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and fellow ‘Compton’ star Corey Hawkins in the film, which kicks off shooting very soon.
Not much is known about the flick yet, other than that it follows “a team of explorers who venture into the mysterious, creature-laden isle that is also the home of the king of the apes.”
- Paul Heath
Kong: Skull Island: Jason Mitchell, who delivered a captivating lead performance as Eazy-e in Straight Outta Compton, is heading to Kong: Skull Island. The actor is in negotiations to play "an easygoing pilot" in the King Kong spin-off adventure, which follows a team of explorers on an island filled with prehistoric creatures. If things work out, Mitchell would reunite with Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins in the cast, led by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Toby Kebbell. The...
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- Sharon Knolle
Australian actor Luke Bracey ("Point Break") will join Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Vince Vaughn in the cast of Mel Gibson's World War II drama "Hacksaw Ridge". Filming begins in Australia next month with Gibson helming from a script by Robert Schenkkan and Randall Wallace.
Garfield play Desmond T. Doss, a medic and the first conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor after saving dozens of soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa. Bracey will portray Smitty, the main villain and one of the leaders of Doss' platoon. [Source: Variety]
Australian actor Anthony Hayes has joined the cast of David Michod's "War Machine" film for Netflix and Brad Pitt's Plan B productions. Filming begins this Fall and Netflix will open the film in select theaters next year as well as stream the film on its online service.
Pitt plays a four-star general whose track record »
- Garth Franklin
Fresh off his breakout role as rapper Eazy-e in F. Gary Gray's critically acclaimed biopic Straight Outta Compton, actor Jason Mitchell has signed on for a role in Universal & Legendary's upcoming monster epic Kong: Skull Island, which hits theaters March 10, 2017 and is being helmed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer) with a script from Derek Connolly (Jurassic World). According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mitchell will portray an easy going pilot, who will likely be a part of the crew of explorers that find themselves on the mysterious Skull Island, which coincidentally is also the residence of the king of the apes Kong. This move reunites Mitchell with his Compton co-star Corey Hawkins (Iron Man 3). He also joins a cast that already features Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Brie Larson (21 Jump Street), Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), John C. Reilly (Guardians Of The Galaxy), and Tom Wilkinson (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol »
Just a few weeks after Corey Antonio Hawkins joined Legendary Pictures' Kong: Skull Island, Variety reports the actor's Straight Outta Compton co-star Jason Mitchell is in talks to join the cast. If the actor does sign on, he will join a cast that also includes Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. We reported earlier this month that Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Wilkinson are being eyed to replace Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons in Kong: Skull Island.
The story centers on a group of explorers who go on an expedition to Skull Island, the home of King Kong. The story is said to be in the spirit of Legendary's recent blockbuster Godzilla, keeping the same established mythology of the creature intact while placing the story in a new and distinct timeline. If he signs on, Jason Mitchell will portray a pilot, but no details were given for the other characters quite yet. »
“Straight Outta Compton” star Jason Mitchell may be booking a trip to “Kong: Skull Island.” The actor is in negotiations to join an ensemble that includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and his “Compton” costar Corey Hawkins for the action sequel, an individual with knowledge of the talks told TheWrap Tuesday. In F. Gary Gray‘s box office hit, Mitchell played N.W.A rapper Easy-e. Details of his character in “Kong” are unknown. Also Read: 'Straight Outta Compton' Cruises Past Weak Newcomers at Box Office In late July, TheWrap reported that Russell Crowe was flirting with joining the cast, »
- Matt Donnelly
If you saw Straight Outta Compton and really enjoyed the chemistry between Dr. Dre and Eazy-e, you're definitely going to want to check out Jordan Vogt-Roberts's Kong: Skull Island when it comes to theaters in 2017. This is because it's been revealed that actor Jason Mitchell will be joining his Compton co-star Corey Hawkins in the blockbuster. Hawkins has been a part of the Kong: Skull Island cast for a few weeks now, but The Hollywood Reporter now says that Mitchell is in talks to reteam with him on the feature. They're the two latest talents to join an excellent cast, as the ensemble also includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Toby Kebbell. There's also been talk about Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly taking the roles departed by J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton earlier thus summer, but there has not yet been any confirmation one way or the »
Sources tell Variety that Mitchell is in negotiations to join Legendary and Universal’s “Kong: Skull Island,” which stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and his “Straight Outta Compton” co-star Corey Hawkins.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct the pic, and Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce with Mary Parent. Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod will serve as exec producers. Max Borenstein, John Gatins and Dan Gilroy penned the script.
While plot details are still vague, the story will be set in the mysterious, dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the island. Mitchell will play a pilot in the pic.
Mitchell was recently announced as one of Variety‘s 10 Actors to Watch. »
- Justin Kroll
At the rate we’re going, Kong: Skull Island could end up a full-fledged Straight Outta Compton reunion. With Corey Hawkins already aboard the adventure film, Compton co-star Jason Mitchell is now set to sign on to the cast. With Hawkins, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and other recent recruit Toby Kebbell locked in, Mitchell is, according to The Hollywood Reporter, in negotiations to play a wise-cracking pilot. Little else is known about the film’s story right now, but we do at least know that it sees a brave (or foolhardy) group heading to the fog-shrouded, mysterious titular island, home to the world’s biggest, angriest ape and a whole host of other creatures. As they venture deeper within the place, they encounter yet more surprises.Jordan Vogt-Roberts is in charge of marshalling the monster mash, working from a script that has seen work by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and, »
Jason Mitchell, the young actor making a breakout with his portrayal of rapper Eazy-e in Straight Outta Compton, is in negotiations to join the cast of Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island. The move will reunite him with Corey Hawkins, his Compton co-star (he played Dr. Dre) who is already cast in the monster movie. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Toby Kebbell are also already on the manifest of the ship that takes a crew of explorers to the mysterious, creature-laden isle that is also the home of Kong, the king of the apes. Insiders say that Mitchell will
- Borys Kit
Though last year’s two biggest stars, Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch, are nowhere to be found on the official, confirmed list of stars attending this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, you can’t say that Toronto will be left wanting in terms of star power.
Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, and Kevin Bacon will be in town promoting their Boston-set crime flick, Black Mass, in co-star Cumberbatch’s absence. Also, though Iron Man won’t make it up north for the Festival, Marvel’s Kate Mara (Fantastic Four) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America) will be backing up Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor on the red carpet for this year’s undisputed big ticket, The Martian. Jake Gyllenhaal will also be on-hand in support of Tiff's opening film, Demolition.
There is also a large contingent of Hollywood legends also heading to Toronto this year, including Michael Caine, »
- Sasha James
It’s nice to see that as Joe Swanberg is able to attract more robust, big-name casts, his no-frills style of filmmaking still remains focused. Presumably, that’s what drives these actors to collaborate with Swanberg. He gives them a chance to create drama, tension, romance, and – most importantly – a sense of realism, through nothing but sharpened character work. Swanberg forces actors to bring their A-game, which translates into heartfelt and sincere performances yet again in his latest film, Digging For Fire - an exploration of yet another conflicting crossroads that most of us will eventually come to, told with the understanding and beauty of life’s purity.
Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt star as a couple in need of some relief, so they seek sanctuary at a desolate hideaway owned by one of Lee’s (DeWitt) clients. Tim (Johnson) should be spending the weekend finalizing taxes, but when Lee »
- Matt Donato
Dem Bones: Swanberg’s Mellow Examination of Married Life
A married couple’s weekend apart turns into the sort of mildly enterprising exploration of what happens when the cat’s away in Digging For Fire as two people fantasize about the possibilities now mostly unavailable after time delivers them into the routine of marriage and the presence of children. At times grasping a sort of quiet wisdom in its representation of identities rebelling against the sanctions of social expectations, Joe Swanberg’s film is also equal parts breezy and ominous (thanks to a central metaphor used to appealing effect) in its suggestions. A cast packed to the gills with notable indie names, comedians, and stars of more enduring celebrity, Swanberg’s managed to move well beyond the roughhewn Mumblecore technical trappings for which he’s been routinely criticized and has lodged himself firmly as a notable name in the American indie scene. »
- Nicholas Bell
He recently menaced the Fantastic Four from another dimension, and he.s played a sinister bonobo in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Now it looks like Toby Kebbell is going to put his particular set of skills to good use as he.s joining another angry monkey movie: Kong: Skull Island. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 33-year-old Kebbell is in negotiations to join the cast of the latest King Kong-centric adventure. If he does indeed climb aboard, he.ll join the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Corey Hawkins, who have already signed on, and potentially Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly, who have been linked to project as well in recent days. There are no details about his potential role at this point, but I.m going to come right out and ask this: is Toby Kebbell playing King Kong? This is pure »
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