9 items from 2014
Last week, it was announced that Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller would be taking on the roles of Susan Storm, Ben Grimm, Johnny Storm, and Reed Richards in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. The initial reaction to this news went something like “Say What?!,” mainly due to the unlikely casting of Jamie Bell as rock-faced loudmouth “The Thing.” Though 20th Century Fox are clearly going for a new direction here… seriously: Billy Elliot?
Still, now that we’ve had time to adjust to this news, you can kind of see where the studio are headed with this one; we’re looking at a cooler, sexier Fantastic Four – a crimefightin’ team who will presumably enjoy snarky pop cultural references and Twitter mentions just as much as they’ll enjoy facing off against… well, Doctor Doom, presumably? Though it hasn’t been officially announced yet, it’s »
After the recent “controversy” over the plot and casting of the Fantastic Four reboot, for which our very own site received a nasty email from a legal team representing 20th Century Fox over certain changes to the characters' origins [see story here], the studio behind the new version haven’t let it keep them down in regards to casting the film.
With a script being readied with director Josh Trank (Chronicle), Fox have begun screen testing various actors this week for the main roles in the superhero team. The Hollywood Reporter has apparently been informed that both Emmy Rossum (Shameless, The Day After Tomorrow) and Kate Mara (House of Cards) have both read for the role of Sue Storm a.k.a. The Invisible Woman. In addition, hot young actor Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment, The Spectacular Now) who has been previously linked heavily with involvement in the film, has tested for the Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic role. »
- Gary Collinson
Sandra Bullock has had a varied and extended career filled with several highs. Most recently, she took 2013 by storm with her powerful, Oscar-nominated performance in Gravity. However, her career has also been litered with several lows, including her Razzie-winning role in All About Steve and those needless sequels to Miss Congeniality and Speed. Here at VH1, we took it upon ourselves to go back and re-watch, review and rank her 30+ films. That’s right everything from Forces of Nature to Two Weeks Notice finds its place among Bullock’s best films listed from worst to best.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 3%
Box Office: $164 million
30. All About Steve
Released in the same year »
- Stacy Lambe
So, how do you feel about a lady Dr. Doom? Reports have been emerging that the new Fantastic Four film is going to take some drastic liberties with the source material. A report that surfaced last month posited that they would be non-explorer characters, one quickly dismissed by director Josh Trank. Other casting rumors have popped up suggesting that the group would be much younger and less-accomplished than earlier incarnations of Marvel.s First Family. But until now, no one has really floated the idea that apparently Fox are considering. THR claims that the production is seeking a big name to play the villainous Dr. Doom, a character considerably intertwined with the early days of the characters, and played by Julian McMahon in the earlier films. But what seems curious is that they claim Fox "isn.t ruling out switching genders for the role." Which, uh. would be a departure. »
Yesterday, Josh Trank went on record to deny some recent plot rumours which had been doing the rounds and left many fans with a bad taste in their mouths about Fox’s The Fantastic Four reboot. Several names have already been mentioned when it comes to filling the roles of Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman and The Thing, with the only confirmed cast member being Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch.
The Hollywood Reporter now reveal that Kate Mara (127 House) and Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow) have both tested for the role of Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman, while Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) has auditioned for Reed Richard/Mr. Fantastic. English actor Christian Cook (Cemetery Junction) meanwhile is the only – and first – actor mentioned to be in the running to play Ben Grimm/The Thing.
However, the most interesting part of their report is the fact that »
- Josh Wilding
With testing currently under way to determine which quartet of actors will be cast as The Fantastic Four, two new contenders have emerged. Emmy Rossum read for the role of Sue Storm on Tuesday, while Christian Cooke read for Ben Grimm.
This new report also indicates that Doctor Doom will be the main villain and that they are seeking an A-list actor for the role. However, in an unusual twist that may upset die-hard comic book fans, the studio may possibly switch genders for the role, casting a female Doctor Doom. Julian McMahon portrayed Dr. Doom in both 2005's Fantastic Four and the sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Miles Teller read for the Reed Richards role yesterday, but that's not a surprise since he's been rumored to be in contention since last August. Another early candidate for to play Mr. Fantastic, the leader of this superhero group »
Kirk D’Amico and his team will commence sales at the Efm next month on the inspirational drama starring Hilary Swank.
Prince Azim’s Dpp is producing the film, marking what could become a significant move into production and financing by the son of the Sultan of Brunei, with Di Novi Pictures and 2S Films. CAA represents Us rights.
Shana Feste and Jordan Roberts adapted the novel by Michelle Wildgen about an accomplished woman in her 30s who is diagnosed with the incurable disease Als and hires a young woman as her care-giver with mutually beneficial results. The project is in post-production,
Prince Azim serves »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
You might recognize actress Valerie Cruz from her recurring roles on True Blood, Dexter, Homeland and Nip/Tuck, on which she starred opposite TV hunks Julian McMahon, Michael C. Hall, Jimmy Smits and Alexander Skarsgard. Her latest role, as FBI Agent Gina Mendez on Fox's hit series The Following - it returned for its second season Sunday night - adds to her impressive resumé. It also officially places the 37-year-old stunner one degree closer to Kevin Bacon. She's also working on a new Amazon series called Bosch based on the Michael Connelly books. Here are five "degrees" to get you »
- Lee Hernandez
We reminisce below over the humble Aussie acting beginnings of other Hollywood actors and actresses - and see which soaps spawned the most successful stars:
Chris Hemsworth played Jamie Kane in Neighbours back in 2002 and was in Home and Away as Kim Hyde from 2004 to 2007. The Aussie actor has since appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like Thor and The Avengers, and most recently played the late James Hunt in Ron Howard's Rush.
9 items from 2014
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