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Grace, Liam Neeson, and Famke Janssen are set to reprise their roles while Forest Whitaker has also joined the cast. Luc Besson will produce the film which begins production next week. [Source: Variety]
Neve Campbell ("Scream") has scored a voice role in Lawrence Guterman's CG animated feature "Bremen Town Musicians". This reimagining of the Russian folk tale and Brothers Grimm story about an incompetent wizard's search across space and time for the greatest musical troupe in creation.
Campbell will portray Princess Lielle, who is betrothed to the narcissistic Duke Henri (Jeffrey Wright), trapped in a gilded cage and dreaming of freedom from a life she never wanted. [Source: Heat Vision]
- Garth Franklin
Here's the latest casting news of the day: Norman Reedus will join John Hillcoat's Triple Nine, starring Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot. Byung-hun Lee is the latest to join Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genesis, along with Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt. Jonny Weston takes on Olivier Megaton's Taken 3, starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, and Forest Whitaker. Sean Mewshaw's Tumbledown, a comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, adds Dianna Agron, Griffin Dunne, Richard Masur, and Blythe Danner. Hit the jump for more on each film. Deadline reports that Reedus will spend his hiatus for The Walking Dead filming Triple Nine. Scripted by Matt Cook, the thriller sees a crew of dirty cops blackmailed by the Russian mob into executing a near-impossible heist. In order to pull it off, they cook up a 999, police code for “officer down. »
- Dave Trumbore
Weston can be seen next in Paramount’s “Project Almanac,” which bows in January, and was also recently seen in the SXSW pic “Kelly & Cal.” He is repped by ICM Partners, Jgd Agency, 3 Arts and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.
- Justin Kroll
Paris– The third opus of EuropaCorp’s mega-hit franchise, “Taken 3″ has been picked up in all major territories ahead of its shooting start tomorrow.
The Liam Neeson starrer has been acquired by EuropaCorp’s partners in China (Fundamental), Germany (Universum), Benelux (Belga), Middle East (Gulf) and Scandinavia (Scanbox). Fox will release the movie in the U.S. and in most international markets.
Principal photography kicks off March 29 in Los Angeles. Plot details are still under wraps.
- Elsa Keslassy
NBC has acquired Us broadcast rights to the Luc Besson-produced action comedy series Taxi : Brooklyn South, a 12 episode TV project that stars Chyler Leigh (Grey's Anatomy) and Jacky Ido (maybe best known in the USA as Marcel in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds) will have a role. Olivier Megaton directed the first 2 episodes of the series which was produced by Besson's company, EuropaCorp, and which is based on the French action comedy film franchise set in Marseille, where a cab driver with a very fast taxi helps out a police officer in his investigations - usually involving criminals with very fast cars! Bring on the epic car chases. Four installments of the film franchise have been released: in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007; and all were met with mixed reviews, but good box office. In 2004, the French film franchise spawned an American remake that I think we'd all rather forget ever happened, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
NBC has acquired Us broadcast rights to the Luc Besson-produced action comedy series Taxi : Brooklyn South, a 12 episode TV project that stars Chyler Leigh (Grey's Anatomy) and Jacky Ido (maybe best known in the USA as Marcel in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds) will have a role. Olivier Megaton directed the first 2 episodes of the series which was produced by Besson's company, EuropaCorp, and which is based on the French action comedy film franchise set in Marseille, where a cab driver with a very fast taxi helps out a police officer in his investigations - usually involving criminals with very fast cars! Bring on the epic car chases. Four »
- Tambay A. Obenson
NBC has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to EuropaCorp Television‘s Taxi Brooklyn for a summer debut. The 12-episode action/comedy series is produced by showrunner Gary Scott Thompson (Las Vegas, The Fast And The Furious) and based on Luc Besson‘s Taxi feature franchise. It stars Grey’s Anatomy alumna Chyler Leigh and Jacky Ido (Inglourious Basterds). Former Blue Bloods co-star Jennifer Esposito, Ally Walker (Profiler), James Colby (Person Of Interest), Bill Heck (Pan Am), Jose Zuniga (Body Of Proof) and Raul Casso (Blue Bloods) round out the cast. Formerly known as Taxi: Brooklyn South, Taxi Brooklyn was shot in English in the titular borough along with Manhattan and Queens. Leigh plays Detective Caitlyn “Cat” Sullivan, who is determined to find the truth about the death of her father, an NYPD detective who was killed in the line of duty. When her stubborn character and recklessness behind »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
The English-language show – which comprises 12 episodes — is based on Besson’s hit movie franchise “Taxi,” which grossed $126 million worldwide. It stars Chyler Leigh (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Jacky Ido (“Inglourious Basterds”), James Colby (“Person of Interest”), Jose Zuniga (“Body of Proof”), Jennifer Esposito (“Spin City”), Bill Heck (“Pan Am”), Ally Walker (“Profiler”), and Raul Casso (“Blue Bloods”).
“We felt NBC was the perfect home for our show,” says Edouard De Vesinne, producer and co-topper of EuropaCorp Television. “I hope the American »
- Elsa Keslassy
20th Century Fox has given dates to multiple projects, including Wolverine 3, Fantastic Four 2, and a Mystery Marvel Project.
Wolverine 3 has been given a March 3, 2017 release date with James Mangold returning to direct. The Fantastic Four reboot will star Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Miles Teller and will hit theaters June 19, 2015. We will see the sequel July 14, 2017. The studio has reserved July 13, 2018 for a mysterious Marvel film, which is currently untitled.
Olivier Megaton's action sequel Taken 3 is slated for a January 9, 2015 release with an untitled Ridley Scott film set for March 4, 2016. They have also moved Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service from March 6, 2015 to October 24, 2014. A unnamed Vince Vaughn film has been shifted from October 24, 2014 to March 6, 2015 and Paul McGuigan's take on Frankenstein is moving from January 16, 2015, to October 2, 2015.
News Simon Brew 14 Mar 2014 - 06:48
With the ongoing promise that Taken 3 won't be about someone being, er, taken this time, the cast of the film is coming together. We already know that Liam Neeson is set to reprise his role as Bryan Mills in the new film, and it had been revealed a little while back that Forest Whitaker would be joining the project too.
Now it's been confirmed that two familiar faces will be back for Taken 3 as well. Maggie Grace will be back as Neeson's daughter in the new movie, and Famke Janssen is returning to reprise the role of his wife, Lenore. These are not shocking announcements, granted, but they do now appear to be done deals.
The plan is to get Taken 3 shooting at the end of the month, »
We already know that Liam Neeson has accepted $20 million to return for a third "Taken" film, and now comes word that Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen have both just signed deals to reprise their roles. It was previously reported that Forest Whitaker is in talks to join the franchise. "Taken 3" will be directed by Olivier Megaton (Taken 2) and is set to start filming at the end of the month. The first "Taken" film was made for $25 million and went on to gross $227 million worldwide. The sequel was made for $45 million and earned $376 million. »
Update: Just hours after we wondered whether Famke Janssen would also reprise her role as Lenore Mills, Deadline reports that she has closed her deal. The story has been updated accordingly. Now that star Liam Neeson is locked in for Taken 3, director Olivier Megaton is going about getting the rest of the cast in place. One of the […]
- Angie Han
Was anyone asking for a Taken 3? The first Taken, in which CIA Agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) prowled the streets of Paris searching for his kidnapped daughter, was one of the most enjoyable actioners to hit screens in the last decade, and it introduced audiences to Neeson as a bona fide action hero, so I can’t fault it for that. Then, Taken 2 arrived, lacking all of the original’s smarts, ingenuity and (worst of all) sense of fun. When the sequel grossed more than the first Taken, however, a third installment was inevitable.
Now, in addition to the already-confirmed Neeson, the Olivier Megaton-directed film has locked down Maggie Grace, who played Bryan’s daughter Kim, and Famke Janssen, who played his wife Lenore. Neither of those casting scoops are very surprising, considering that Grace and Janssen both took on larger roles in Taken 2.
How they »
- Isaac Feldberg
Liam Neeson is returning as Bryan Mills, a dangerous father with a specific set of skills that he used to track down Kim in 2009's Taken, after Kim was abducted in Europe. The 2012 sequel Taken 2 flipped the script, with Kim helping to rescue her father and mother (Famke Janssen) after they were taken hostage in Albania. No story details have been released for this follow-up, although our report from January also revealed that Forest Whitaker is in talks for an unspecified role.
In related news, Maggie Grace »
Movie News - Maggie Grace is on board for 'Taken 3,' she will be back for the third installment of the film. The 30-year-old star is set to reprise her role as Bryan Mills' (Liam Neeson) daughter in the next movie to be produced in popular franchise, according to Deadline.com. Grace has also been tapped as the female lead, alongside Charlie Cox, in a forthcoming CBS Wall Street drama pilot, which is yet to be titled, and had to work out dates for the pilot and 'Taken 3' to make sure there were no clashes. Meanwhile, Neeson is said to have been offered $20million to reprise his role as Mills, Famke Janssen looks set to portray his ex-wife once again, and Forest Whitaker is in talks to join the join the cast. Olivier Megaton - who directed the second film - is in the director's seat, »
Here's the latest casting news for the following films: Nicholas Hoult will star in the Iraqi war drama, Sand Castle, based on true-life events. Maggie Grace will return for Olivier Megaton's Taken 3, starring Liam Neeson. Update: Famke Janssen has closed a deal to return as well. Carla Gugino has landed the female lead opposite Dwayne Johnson in New Line's disaster picture, San Andreas. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up from THR is news that Hoult is set to star in Sand Castle, a war drama that marks the feature directorial debut of commercials helmer, Seb Edwards. Written by Chris Roessner and based on his two years and more than 200 missions as a machine gunner in Iraq's Sunni Triangle, Sand Castle made its way onto the 2012 Black List. It tells the tale of "Matt Ocre (Hoult) and the leader of his platoon, Sergeant Baker, as they attempt to protect Baqubah, »
- Dave Trumbore
So, here's a news update about a Black List script and two sequels, which seems to be an accurate ratio of what kind of movies are made in Hollywood. So let's just get right to it. First up, Nicholas Hoult has bagged a role in "Sand Castle," an Iraqi war drama that has a script by Chris Roessner that landed on the 2012 Black List. Commercials helmer Seb Edwards will make his feature debut on the pic, based on the screenwriter's own experiences, that tells the story of "Matt Ocre (Hoult) and the leader of his platoon, Sergeant Baker, as they attempt to protect Baqubah, a dangerous farming village." Promising stuff, but no word yet on when it will lens. Meanwhile, the continuity of two major sequels won't be rocked: Maggie Grace will once again do something with her cinematic father, Liam Neeson, in "Taken 3." No word yet on any plot details, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Taken 3 is happening and Liam Neeson will return as still-retired CIA agent Bryan Mills, a man with a certain set of skills, for director Olivier Megaton (Taken 2) and now we know Maggie Grace will return as Mills' daughter Kim. Set to start shooting at the end of the month, the report from Deadline doesn't make mention of a previous story suggesting Forest Whitaker will also play a part, but it also doesn't say he won't so I'm going to assume he's still on board. As far as the plot is concerned, Neeson recently told the Jonathan Ross Show, his return was contingent on one thing, "Only as long as nobody gets taken!" My guess is the siblings of of Rade Serbedzija's character will be coming to the States to hunt down Mills in this one and Whitaker will likely play a partner/friend of Mills that ends up involved. »
- Brad Brevet
Maggie Grace is returning for Taken 3 , which Deadline says will be the final installment of the franchise. Grace is re-teaming with Liam Neeson, who plays her father in the films. Forest Whitaker was also said to be in talks for the Olivier Megaton-directed film, which is set to start shooting at the end of the month. The site says that Grace will also play the female lead opposite Charlie Cox in CBS' untitled Wall Street drama pilot, executive produced by John Cusack. The project centers on Jackson (Cox), a smart, sophisticated, Wall Street hedge fund trader. Grace will play Jaime, a newly hired in-house legal counsel at the hedge fund who is smart, ambitious, savvy and has a conscience. Update: Deadline is now also reporting that Famke Janssen is a lock to reprise »
Other high profile pics already greenlit by the revamped Trip tax rebate scheme include NBC’s mini-series “Rosemary’s Baby” and Bill Mechanic-produced “The Moon and the Sun.”
Cnc topper Frederique Bredin expects 2014 to be a record year in terms of international productions. “It’s still very early to tell, because decisions on location shooting are taken in a very short timeframe, and projects are kept confidential,” she explains. “But I can already tell you that 5 international productions, recently approved by the Trip scheme, will generate 100 days of filming in 2014, which is a very good start for the year.”
Since the scheme was introduced in 2009, more than 70 foreign productions from 14 countries have benefited from Trip.
In 2013 Trip-qualified foreign shoot spend in France exceeded $136.7 million – 7% of global French production spend.
A total spend of $497 million has been »
- Martin Dale
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