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Nina Dobrev Is About to Be a Big-Screen Scream Queen

11 April 2014 2:14 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev is taking a break from all the drama in Mystic Falls, and in the most appropriate casting ever, Amy Poehler has secured a role alongside Tina Fey to play her sister (they last costarred in Baby Mama). Meanwhile, Brie Larson joined the adaptation of a disturbing bestseller, and a Portlandia star is heading to the big screen next to Cate Blanchett. Click through to see all of this week's biggest casting news, and check back as we update throughout the week! View Slideshow › »

- Shannon Vestal

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Nina Dobrev Is About to Be a Big-Screen Scream Queen

11 April 2014 2:14 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev is taking a break from all the drama in Mystic Falls, and in the most appropriate casting ever, Amy Poehler has secured a role alongside Tina Fey to play her sister (they last costarred in Baby Mama). Meanwhile, Brie Larson joined the adaptation of a disturbing bestseller, and a Portlandia star is heading to the big screen next to Cate Blanchett. Click through to see all of this week's biggest casting news, and check back as we update throughout the week! View Slideshow › »

- Shannon Vestal

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Brie Larson is in The Room

10 April 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Last Autumn, Lenny Abrahamson lined up his next project after Frank, entitled “Room” and its based on the 2010 best seller by Emma Donoghue, who adapted the script from her own novel. And now its been announced that Brie Larson has come on board. The story itself revolves around a woman who was kidnapped as a teenager and held captive in a small room where lives with her 5 year old son. The movie is currently in pre production and will be released late 2015 possibly  »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Where My Girls At? Brie Larson, Viola Davis, Kiki Dunst & More...

10 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

And now our semi-weekly check in with actresses we love. Where / What / Who are they up to?

Brie

Brie Larson has accepted an offer to star in the psychological horror drama as "Ma", about a woman who's trapped in her father's basement for years with her son. It's based on the novel by Emma Donoghue who also did the screenplay but the novel is narrated by the 5 year old child who's only ever known this one room so that one's going to be tricky to make breathe as a film. This seems a better fit for her dramatic gifts than that dumb Terminator reboot she lost out on. The actress is in demand now post Short Term 12 as well she should be. She's also got The Gambler remake and the comedy Trainwreck coming out. Room is not the only novel adaptation she's attached to. She'll probably co-star in The »

- NATHANIEL R

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Brie Larson Goes Into the 'Room,' Lenny Abrahamson's Captivity Drama Based on the Bestseller

10 April 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Brie Larson had a big year in 2013, receiving rave reviews and even an Indie Spirit nomination for her role in Destin Cretton's "Short Term 12." And she's now on board Irish director Lenny Abrahamson's "Room," based on the bestseller by Emma Donahue (who also penned the adaptation). Larson will star as Ma, a young woman who has been in captivity since her kidnapping as a teenager. She lives in a small room with her five-year-old son (who, in the novel, narrates); a man named Old Nick is their captor. The book was loosely based on the 2008 case of an Austrian woman, 24-year-old Elisabeth Frizl, who escaped captivity in a basement after having given birth to seven children while being held prisoner there. Abrahamson's 2014 band comedy-drama "Frank," which debuted at Sundance and is best known for starring Michael Fassbender wearing a giant, fake head, is one of the strongest titles of the year so far. »

- Beth Hanna

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Casting: Hayek, Larson, Whitman, Brownstein

10 April 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sausage Party

Salma Hayek has joined the voice cast of the raunchy animated feature "Sausage Party" about a sausage's search to uncover the truth of his existence.

Seth Rogan, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, Edward Norton and David Krumholtz also voice characters in the R-rated feature which is aiming for a 2015 release. [Source: Moviehole]

Room

Brie Larson ("Short Term 12") has signed on for Lenny Abrahamson's indie drama "Room". Emma Donoghue adapted the script from her own 2010 bestseller.

Larson plays Ma, a woman kidnapped as a teenager who has been held captive for years in a tiny room where she lives with her five-year-old son Jack. To the boy, the room is the only world there is. [Source: Deadline]

The Duff

Mae Whitman ("Parenthood") is in negotiations to star in the film adaptation of Kody Keplinger's coming-of-age novel "The Duff" for CBS Films. Ari Sandel was attached to direct »

- Garth Franklin

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Brie Larson Just Signed On for The Role That Could Change Everything For Her

10 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

By many accounts, Brie Larson “broke out” last year with her startling turn in the exquisitely made Short Term 12. Larson earned plenty of kudos for her role as the group home worker with secrets of her own (yes, that sort of “secrets of her own” thing might sound run-of-the-mill, but the film is very authentic and Larson’s work in it is achingly genuine), including a Spirit Awards nomination, but it did seem like a snub (or, perhaps more accurately, a damn shame) that she wasn’t recognized by more glitzy awards (hi, Academy Awards). Larson certainly seems poised to have an even bigger break out – the kind that comes with more high profile awards and even some household name recognition – and it looks like she just might have found the role that will push her over the edge. Deadline reports that Larson has signed on to star in Lenny Abrahamson’s indie adaptation of Emma Donoghue »

- Kate Erbland

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Brie Larson Will Star In Room

10 April 2014 1:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Brie Larson is set to continue her move into leading roles by starring in Room – the film adaptation of the 2010 bestselling novel of the same name. The past 24 months have seen Larson transition from strong supporting turns in excellent movies – such as 21 Jump Street, The Spectacular Now and Don Jon – to leading roles in Short Term 12 and the upcoming Basmati Blues. Room will present a new challenge for the young actress, and an opportunity to flex some truly heavy dramatic muscle.

The novel was written by Emma Donoghue – seemingly inspired by the case of Elisabeth Fritzl, whose lengthy imprisonment in her father’s basement had ended just two years earlier. Told entirely from the perspective of a five year old boy, the story gradually unfolds to reveal the fact that the boy and his mother are living in a small room, which they never leave. Making clear that, to him, »

- Sarah Myles

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Long Term 12; Brie Larson Takes Up Residence in Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room”

9 April 2014 8:45 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Brie Larson is about to delve into some coarse dramatic terrain that will make Short Term 12 look like a walk in the park. Deadline reports that the actress has boarded Lenny Abrahamson’s Room where she’ll play the role of Ma, a captive mother living in modern day slavedom.

Gist: Based on Emma Donoghue 2010 novel partially inspired by the 2008 case of Austrian woman Elisabeth Fritzl, this is about a woman (Larson) kidnapped as a teenager who has been held captive for years in a tiny room where she lives with her 5-year-old son Jack. To the boy, Room is the only home he’s ever known.

Worth Noting: The 2010 novel won a slew of prizes and was among New York Times Best Books of the Year.

Do We Care?: It’s difficult to look forward to a harrowing project where rape, offspring, violence and confinement are strewn into the narrative, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Film Casting: Room, The Duff, Stonewall, Septembers Of Shiraz, Term Life

9 April 2014 8:03 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Room, The Duff, Stonewall, Septembers Of Shiraz, Term Life, and other movies have all made recent film casting news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings are subject to change. Room Brie Larson has boarded indie drama Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson. She’ll star as Ma, a woman [...]

Continue reading: Film Casting: Room, The Duff, Stonewall, Septembers Of Shiraz, Term Life »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Casting Net: Brie Larson to star in Emma Donoghue's 'Room'; Plus, Matt Damon, more

9 April 2014 5:05 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Brie Larson (Short Term 12) is set to star as Ma in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s 2010 best-seller Room about a kidnapped woman living in captivity with her 5-year-old son. Donohue wrote the script for director Lenny Abrahamson (What Richard Did, Frank). Lisa Schwarzbaum gave the book an A- and wrote: “Though the story’s chilling circumstances reflect the horrors endured by tabloid-famous abductees, Donoghue avoids all sensationalism. Instead, she gracefully distills what it means to be a mother — and what it’s like for a child whose entire world measures just 11 x 11.”  [Deadline]

Matt Damon is being eyed to star in The Martian, »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Brie Larson Enters Room

9 April 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With a successful background in TV and indie-cred comedies, Brie Larson has so far avoided the early career horror roles that blight the CV of many an actress. But it's a balance she clearly feels the need to redress, since she's now locked into Room. The dark psychological captivity drama will be Leonard Abrahamson's next project, following the Sidebottom oddity Frank.Nothing to do with the world-conquering Apple game, this Room is based on the 2010 novel by Emma Donoghue, which is itself based loosely on the real life case of Elisabeth Fritzl. Fritzl was imprisoned in a secret basement space by her appalling father Josef for 24 years, bearing him several children which he explained as foundlings. She was discovered in 2008, and her father was jailed for life in 2009.In Donoghue's Booker-shortlisted version, this becomes the story of Ma, seven years a prisoner with a five-year-old son called Jack, who is also the novel's narrator. »

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Brie Larson to Star in 'Room' Adaptation

9 April 2014 3:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Brie Larson has signed on to star in the indie drama Room for director Lenny Abrahamson (Frank).

The story centers on a young woman known only as Ma (Brie Larson), who was kidnapped as a teenager and has been held captive for several years in a tiny room. She tries to raise her five-year-old son Jack, who has never seen life beyond the walls of that cramped space.

Emma Donoghue wrote the adapted screenplay based on her own 2010 novel, which was inspired by the true story of Elizabeth Fritzel, a woman who escaped after being held captive for 24 years in a basement, where she gave birth to seven children. Ed Guiney is producing through his Element Pictures company, although no production schedule was given at this time.

Brie Larson received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance in Short Term 12. She also recently starred in The Spectacular Now and Don Jon. »

- MovieWeb

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Brie Larson Joins 'Room,' Carrie Brownstein Lands Role In Todd Haynes' 'Carol' & More

9 April 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

An array of casting news has filtered down today, so let's just get to it. First up, Brie Larson has signed up to star in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's critically acclaimed, best-selling novel "Room." Lenny Abrahamson, who broke out with "What Richard Did" and has the already hotly buzzed "Frank" on the way, will direct this one about "a woman kidnapped as a teenager who has been held captive for years in a tiny room where she lives with her 5-year-old son Jack (he told us about it in a recent interview too). To the boy, Room is the only home he’s ever known." It'll be interesting to see how this takes shape as a film, given that the book is told from the child's point of view. But so far, the talent attached has us hopeful. [Deadline] Roland Emmerich has decided on his next movie, and it will have explosions, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. Talk Hard-r Comedy Let’S Be Cops, Nudity, Improvising, Joe Swanberg’s Digging For Fire, and More

2 April 2014 8:14 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I'll admit it: director Luke Greenfield’s Let's Be Cops just wasn't on my radar.  While I'm a fan of Greenfield's The Girl Next Door, I wasn't sure what to expect with his new comedy starring  Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson.  However, after watching the great-looking red band trailer at CinemaCon, I think we might have an early contender for box office surprise of the summer.  If you haven't heard of the film, Let's Be Cops stars Johnson and Wayans Jr. as two friends who impersonate police officers using rented uniforms and a car purchased on eBay, but in the midst of all their fun they run into trouble with a dangerous Russian mobster.  The film also stars Nina DobrevRob Riggle, James D’Arcy, and Keegan-Michael Key and it opens August 13th. Shortly after presenting the trailer at CinemaCon, I landed an exclusive video interview with Johnson and Wayans Jr. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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The big blockbusters of summer 2015

28 March 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Simon Brew 31 Mar 2014 - 05:42

Blockbuster season is almost upon us, but what will next summer's big hitters be? Here's a roundup

Once upon a time, summer blockbuster season 2015 was set to be packed with the biggest collision of big franchises we'd ever seen together. However, one by one, lots of these films moved away to other dates. As such, you won't be seeing Star Wars: Episode VII, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2, Batman Vs Superman or Finding Dory in a cinema next summer.

But even with those films gone, there's still no shortage of huge movies battling for your cash in a year's time. And as is traditional for us at the start of summer blockbuster season, we've taken a look at what's coming up in 12 months' time.

We kick off at the start of April (although note that March has Kenneth Branagh’s live action Cinderella movie, »

- sarahd

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Jennifer Lawrence and 4 Other Actresses Perfect for 'Jem and the Holograms'

21 March 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, it was announced that G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu will be making a live-action Jem and the Holograms movie with Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (Insidious, The Purge) and music mogul Scooter Braun producing. They asked fans to get in on the fun by sending submissions of all kinds. They are looking for casting ideas, audition tapes, costume designs, and even music proposals. We thought we'd contribute by casting the movie ourselves, as we are big fans of this 80s animated series and toy line from Hasbro. And of course, we start with Jem, who can only be played by Jennifer Lawrence. Seriously, is there any one else? Take a look at our first cast proposal to the makers of Jem and the Holograms.

1Jennifer Lawrence as Jem/Jerrica Benton

Jem isn't just some throwaway cartoon. It has some of the best writing seen on 80s afternoon television, »

- MovieWeb

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Mega 'Community' interview with Dan Harmon, part 2

20 March 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yesterday, I posted the first part of an extremely long interview I did with “Community” creator Dan Harmon about his return to the NBC comedy, saying goodbye to Donald Glover, making peace with Chevy Chase, and more. Now it’s time for part 2, where we get into more of the specific creative decisions that have driven season 5, why Chang remains the character Harmon struggles with most, letting Annie grow up, and how Harmon feels about the possibility of the phrase “six seasons and a movie” becoming a reality, among many Greendale-related topics. The interview will conclude Monday with Harmon talking about his Adult Swim show “Rick & Morty” and what it’s like to be the creator of a low-rated network sitcom at a time when the networks are struggling to figure out the future of their business. So when you set up the re-pilot, part of the point is that »

- Alan Sepinwall

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2014 Ebertfest Slate Announced, Will Open with Steve James' Doc 'Life Itself'

20 March 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It's been nearly a year since the death of Roger Ebert, but Ebertfest is still going strong, and this year gives the festival a new way to honor the late critic. The 16th annual Ebertfest will open with Steve James's "Life Itself," the documentary based on Ebert's memoir. James was first brought to national attention when Ebert and his "At the Movies" co-host Gene Siskel named his documentary "Hoop Dreams" as the best film of 1994. The lineup includes Ebert favorites such as Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," Ramin Barhani's "Goodbye Solo," and Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July." All three filmmakers will be in attendance, along with actress Brie Larson and her "Short Term 12" co-star Keith Stanfield, comedian/actor Patton Oswalt, and New Orleans piano bluesman Henry Butler. Oswalt, whose film "Big Fan" played at Ebertfest 2012, will present his 2011 film "Young Adult" and »

- Max O'Connell

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Barkhad Abdi, Ezra Miller & Tilda Swinton Join Judd Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck’

20 March 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With Amy Schumer writing and Judd Apatow directing, it’s coming together nicely for their new project Trainwreck and now we’ve got news of the ever-expanding cast list! Schumer was already confirmed to star alongside Bill Hader and Brie Larson and now there’s the addition of Tilda Swinton, Barkhad Abdi, John Cena, Ezra Miller, Jon GlaserMike BirbigliaColin Quinn (Girls) and Saturday Night Live‘s Vanessa Bayer. Quite the mixed bag of serious and comedy going on but, as we all know with Apatow, I’m sure he’ll find a spot for all.

As we previously reported, the plot is still a little secretive but we do know that the film revolves around writer and lead-role lady Schumer, who’s trying to rebuild her life with her boyfriend, best friend and parent or parents. Or could ‘plot details being kept under wraps‘ literally mean it’s »

- Dan Bullock

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