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'Ring' Prequel 'Rings' Casts Alex Roe as the Male Lead

20 March 2015 2:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

British actor Alex Roe has signed on to play the male lead in Paramount's Rings, which we reported last week will be a prequel to the studio's 2002 thriller The Ring. While that report has yet to be confirmed, it claimed that this new story will be set several years before The Ring, focusing on the origin of Samara's reign of terror and how the mysterious video tape was created. In The Ring, anyone who watches this VHS tape dies seven days later.

We reported in January that Matilda Lutz has signed on as the lead character, but no details about her role were given. Deadline reports that Alex Roe is playing Holt, the boyfriend of Matilda Lutz's character who suddenly becomes distant after he watches the aforementioned tape. Since the earlier report reveals the story will examine how the tape is created, these new details could either mean that the previous report was inaccurate, »

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Alex Roe To Star In Horror Prequel Rings

20 March 2015 12:08 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Paramount Pictures is returning to the dark, gloomy well first spotted in 2002’s The Ring for its third instalment in the franchise, Rings. Described in a recent report as a “prequel” to the events of the two pre-existing movies, each starring Naomi Watts as an intrepid journalist, the movie has since gone on to secure its male lead. Fresh from filming Ya adaptation The 5th Wave alongside Chloe Grace Moretz, Alex Roe is now locked in to star.

Roe is the second cast member to board Rings, which hails from F. Javier Gutierrez (formerly attached to helm the new Crow reboot). He joins leading lady Matilda Lutz and presumably an unannounced youngster tasked with crawling around in dingy wells and crawling out of television sets.

Roe and Lutz will play a teenage couple with Roe’s character set to give his girlfriend the cold shoulder after she forces him to watch the tape. »

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The Ring Sequel ‘Rings’ Casts Another Lead Role

20 March 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Samara now has one more reason to emerge from her well. Another lead role has been cast for Rings, the sequel to the 2002 remake, The Ring, adding one more potential victim of the cursed tape to the film's ranks.

Deadline reports that Alex Roe (The 5th Wave, Sniper: Legacy) has been cast as the male lead opposite Matilda Lutz in director F. Javier Gutiérrez's Rings. Roe will play "the boyfriend to Lutz’s character", who "becomes distant from her after watching the tape."

Rings, scheduled to come out in 3D, will explore the origin story of Samara. At this time, it's unclear how much of the story will incorporate the insights gained about Samara's past in The Ring and The Ring Two, and with the unveiling of Roe's character description, it sounds like the cursed tape will already be in existence at some point in the film, so perhaps »

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Alex Roe To Play Lead In "Rings"

20 March 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

British actor Alex Roe ("The 5th Wave," "The Cut") has scored the male lead role in "Rings," the third installment of "The Ring" supernatural thriller franchise.

Javier Guierrez ("Before the Fall") helms the film in which he plays the boyfriend to co-lead Matilda Lutz's character and becomes distant from her after watching the mysterious (and deadly) tape.

Ehren Kruger penned the script whilst Walter Parkes and Laurie Macdonald will produce.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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The Ring Prequel ‘Rings’ Begins Pre-Production, Will Tell Origin Story of Samara

19 March 2015 10:19 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s a fate worse than any Blockbuster late fee from back in the day: if you watch the tape, you die one week later at the hands of Samara Morgan, the black-haired ghost girl who needs no help getting out of the well she calls home. Though the 2002 American remake of 1998's Ringu unveiled some of Samara's backstory (in addition to the 2005 sequel, The Ring Two), there's still much more to explore about the adopted girl in the well, and Paramount is looking to to shed light on the murky horrors of Samara's past with Rings, the upcoming third entry in The Ring remake franchise that's slated for release late this year. Pre-production on the movie recently kicked off in Atlanta, and director F. Javier Gutiérrez shared some photos that give us new glimpses of the black-haired terror from the TV screen and much more.

Bloody Disgusting recently reported that Rings, »

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Joe Carnahan To Helm "Motorcase"

12 March 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

DreamWorks has set Joe Carnahan ("The Grey," "Narc") to write and direct their long-gestating action thriller "Motorcade".

The story deals with a terrorist attack on the U.S. President's motorcade as he travels through Los Angeles, and was originally pitched back in 2004 by Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell.

Several other high-profile names have been linked to the project in the past including Tom Cruise and Len Wiseman. Billy Ray previously took at shot at the script which shifted the original pitch's action from New York to Los Angeles.

It's unclear what changes Carnahan's version will employ just yet. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will executive produce.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Joe Carnahan Will Direct 'Motorcade' for DreamWorks

11 March 2015 7:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After languishing in development for more than a decade, DreamWorks is finally moving forward with their thriller Motorcade, bringing on Joe Carnahan to write the script and direct. The story follows a terrorist attack on the U.S. President's motorcade as he travels through Los Angeles. We first reported on the project back in November 2004, when DreamWorks picked up the pitch from writers Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell (Highwaymen).

The project has attracted plenty of top-notch talent throughout the years, with Tom Cruise being eyed to star at one point, and filmmakers such as Jon Cassar and Len Wiseman circling the project as well. The story was previously set in New York City, but the most recent version of the script by Billy Ray is set in L.A. No further story details were given at this time.

Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will executive produce, although no production schedule was given. »

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Joe Carnahan to direct 'Motorcade' for DreamWorks

11 March 2015 4:46 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

DreamWorks action-thriller centres on an attack on the Us President’s motorcade.

Joe Carnahan is to write and direct action-thriller Motorcade.

The feature has been long in the works at DreamWorks and centres on an attack on the President’s motorcade as it goes through Los Angeles.

Executive producers are Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. The latest script was written by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games).

Carnahan most recently directed Stretch and previously made The A-Team (2010) and The Grey (2011).

Carnahan is repped by CAA. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Joe Carnahan joins 'Motorcade'

11 March 2015 4:46 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

DreamWorks action-thriller to be written and directed by The A-Team and The Grey film-maker.

Joe Carnahan is to write and direct Motorcade.

DreamWorks action-thriller has been long in the works and centres on an attack on the President’s motorcade as it goes through Los Angeles.

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are executive producing, and the latest script was written by Billy Ray.

Carnahan most recently directed Stretch and also wrote and directed the likes of The A-Team and The Grey.

He is repped by CAA. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Joe Carnahan to Direct ‘Motorcade’ for DreamWorks

11 March 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joe Carnahan has closed a deal to direct the action pic “Motorcade” for DreamWorks.

Carnahan will write and direct the movie, with Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald executive producing. Billy Ray wrote the most recent draft.

The story revolves around terrorists attacking the U.S. president’s motorcade as it navigates through Los Angeles.

Motorcade” has long been in the works at the studio, with Tom Cruise circling the project at one point.

Carnahan most recently directed “Stretch,” starring Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms and Chris Pine, and has also been busy on the TV front, exec producing the NBC dramas “Blacklist” and “State of Affairs.” Other past credits include “The Grey,” “The A-Team” and “Smokin Aces.”

He is repped by CAA.

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Joe Carnahan to Write, Direct 'Motorcade' for DreamWorks

11 March 2015 3:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Joe Carnahan has signed on to write and direct Motorcade, the long-in-the-works action thriller set up at DreamWorks. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are executive producing. The story centers on a Secret Service agent who fails to prevent an attack that occurs on the president of the United States and his motorcade. DreamWorks picked up the project as a pitch from Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell back in 2004 for low- to mid-six figures. The project always has attracted a level of interest and drew writers Ehren Kruger, Billy Ray and Robert Rodat to it for

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Joe Carnahan Set To Drive Motorcade

11 March 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Coming off issues getting his insane action comedy Stretch out into the world (and having more success producing and directing TV shows), Joe Carnahan is adding another studio film to his list of potential movies. According to Variety, he’s now made a deal to direct Motorcade for DreamWorks.The plot for the high concept thriller finds a disgraced Secret Service agent in the right place at the right time when terrorists attack the Us President’s motorcade in Los Angeles. Though it sounds like someone watched Olympus Has Fallen and thought, ‘hhhm… I wonder if we could do that… But in a car!’ Motorcade has actually been stalled in development for years, going through various different versions since at least 2008. At one point, Tom Cruise was attached to star, and Ryan Reynolds briefly flirted with the idea back in 2009. But producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have stayed the »

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Diablo Cody rewriting Barbie live-action movie

7 March 2015 1:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last April it was announced that Sony had snapped up the rights to the iconic Mattel toyline Barbie for a live-action movie, and now it has been revealed that Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) has signed on to rewrite the script from Jenny Bicks (What a Girl Wants).

“Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs,” states producer Walter Parkes. “It signals we’re going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We’re bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie.”

The movie will see Barbie using “her personal and professional skills to step into the lives of others and improve them, almost like a modern-day Mary Poppins”, and Sony is planning to discover a young cast of leads, as well as filling out the supporting roles with stars who could rotate should the film succeed in launching a franchise. Which you’d »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie News: 'Beauty and the Beast' Nabs Its Beast and Villain; 'Barbie' Movie Secures 'Juno' Writer

5 March 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Beauty and the Beast: Dan Stevens (The Guest, TV's Downton Abbey) will star as the Beast in Disney's upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, joining Emma Watson as Belle, aka Beauty. Luke Evans is in talks to play the vain, villainous Gaston. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is set to direct; what's not yet known is whether the new version will feature song and dance numbers, as in Disney's 1991 animated musical edition. [Heat Vision/Variety]   Barbie: Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody (Juno) will rewrite the screenplay for Barbie, inspired by the much-beloved doll. Sony Pictures hopes that the live-action movie will become a franchise; producer Walter Parkes says the hire "signals we're going for a legitimately contemporary tone.&quot...

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'Juno' Scribe Diablo Cody to Rewrite 'Barbie' Movie for Sony Pictures

5 March 2015 8:55 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Whether we like it or not, there are still some toys and board games heading to the big screen. One of the more potentially interesting attempts though might be Sony Pictures bringing Mattel's iconic doll Barbie to the big screen in an effort to create a global film franchise. With such a rich history and endless possibilities for Barbie, much like The Lego Movie, this film adaptation can be about anything. As of now, we still don't know much about the story involved, but a first draft of the script has been completed by Jenny Bicks (Rio 2, What a Girl Wants), and now a surprising screenwriter is stepping up to deliver another draft. Read on! Deadline reports Juno and Young Adult scribe Diablo Cody has been hired to write the next draft of Barbie. That seems like an odd choice for a family film, but Cody is an empowering »

- Ethan Anderton

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Juno Scribe Diablo Cody Set To Rewrite Sony’s Live-Action Barbie

5 March 2015 8:23 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony and American Toy Manufacturer Mattel have set their sights on Juno scribe Diablo Cody to rewrite the live-action Barbie film.

Previously, Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City, Rio 2) had been on script duties but Sony Pictures has opted to start afresh with Cody at the helm of the toy brand adaptation. Without doubt, the reputable, Oscar-winning screenwriter is an interesting if bold choice for the studio to make, given that Cody’s previous efforts — Jennifer’s Body, Charlize Theron vehicle Young Adult and, to a lesser extent, Juno — all harboured a sense of edginess to them that differentiated them from their genre contemporaries.

It remains to be seen whether the writer can adopt Barbie with a similar approach, who, despite claims of portraying a negative, unrealistic body image for young girls, is intended to represent female empowerment. In light of her appointment, producer Walter Parkes touched upon how »

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Diablo Cody Set To Rewrite Live-Action Barbie Movie

5 March 2015 3:15 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to Deadline, Juno writer Diablo Cody has been brought on to pen the script for Sony's live-action Barbie movie, which will be produced by Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation. Apparently the plan is to craft a "fashion film franchise" based on the ever-popular doll. Barbie is seen (by some) as a symbol of female empowerment, so Cody (who's journey from stripper to Oscar-winning screenwriter is well documented) would seem like a good fit. “Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs,” said Walter Parkes. “It signals we’re going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We’re bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie.” From what we can tell, the story will re-imagine Barbie as a "Mary Poppins" type figure, arriving into the mundane lives of another bunch of characters, and "using her personal and professional skills to improve them". »

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Diablo Cody To Re-Write "Barbie" Film

5 March 2015 3:06 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Juno" and "Young Adult" scribe Diablo Cody has been hired to pen the next draft of the script of the live-action "Barbie" feature in development at Sony Pictures.

Jenny Bicks penned the first draft of the comedy which will follow Barbie in a contemporary setting. Details of the plot remain undisclosed.

Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal are producing. In a statement, Parkes says: "Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs…It signals we’re going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We’re bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie."

The Barbie line is reportedly worth around $3 billion a year to Mattel.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Diablo Cody hired to write script for live-action Barbie film

5 March 2015 2:49 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Diablo Cody is working on the script for the upcoming live-action Barbie film.

The Oscar-winning writer of Juno will update the first draft penned by Sex and the City's Jenny Bicks, Deadline reports.

Producer Walter Parkes said: "Diablo's unconventionality is just what Barbie needs. It signals we're going for a legitimately contemporary tone.

"We're bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie."

Parkes is producing alongside Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal for Sony.

Julia Pistor is serving as executive producer for Mattel's Playground Productions, while Hannah Minghella and Lauren Abrahams will executive produce for the studio.

Cody is also known for her work on Jennifer's Body and Young Adult. She made her directorial debut with Paradise in 2013. »

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Barbie movie being rewritten by Diablo Cody

4 March 2015 10:25 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The writer of Juno and Young Adult has been hired to give the Barbie movie a "legitimately contemporary tone".

It was announced last year that Sony was developing a live action Barbie movie, but since news of the film broke, very little else has been heard about it. In particular, the casting of this one was already raising a few questions.

There has been a bit more progress however, with Variety breaking the news that Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning writer of Juno, has signed up to rewrite the script. The original draft was the work of Jenny Bicks, but according to producer Walter Parkes, "Diablo's unconventionality is just what Barbie needs", adding that "it signals we're going for a legitimately contemporary tone".

Cody also penned the excellent, chilling Young Adult. If she adopted that tone with the Barbie film, then it would be fair to say that'd be a very bold approach. »

- simonbrew

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