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Bridget Jones' Baby
The first set photos are out of Colin Firth reprising his role as Mark Darcy for Sharon Maguire's upcoming "Bridget Jones' Baby" at Working Title. This third film in the series sees Renee Zellweger reprising the title role alongside Firth and Patrick Dempsey. [Source: The Irish Examiner]
Happy Sad Confused recently conducted a one hour conversation with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro in which they asked him about the possibility of a third "Hellboy". He says that though he and actor Ron Perlman would love to do it, there's no studio interest - "No one is knocking."
The story follows a slick corporate investigator with a closely guarded secret who discovers a sinister criminal conspiracy in North Dakota oil boom country. [Source: Deadline]
Starz has scored U. »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Focus Features has tapped the spec script Boomtown, an oil-soaked thriller from Matt King. Marc Platt is set to produce the story of a slick corporate investigator with a closely guarded secret who discovers a sinister criminal conspiracy in North Dakota oil boom country. The deal is in the six figures. It’s the first sale for King, a former journalist who has written for The Village Voice, American Lawyer and Focus Europe and worked with PBS’ Frontline. He is… »
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Wamg has your free passes to one of the most riveting dramas of 2015!
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge Of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
Directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, Bridge Of Spies stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan; three-time Tony Award® winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, »
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Fox has called on “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen to play Pink Lady Frenchy on its upcoming “Grease: Live” TV special. The network has also cast Kether Donohue (“You’re The Worst”) as her friend Jan, and David Del Rio (“Spare Parts”) as T-Bird Putzie. Plus, pop singer Jessie J will open the live event with a performance of a brand-new version of “Grease (Is the Word).” Choreographer Zach Woodlee (“Glee”) has joined executive producer Marc Platt‘s creative team. Also Read: 'Grease - The Live Event,' ABC's 'Wicked City' Qualify for California Tax Credits »
- Tony Maglio
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge Of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
Directed by three-time Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg, Bridge Of Spies stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan; three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, »
- Michelle McCue
It’s going to take a long time for so-called superhero fatigue leads to a Marvel/DC crossover movie featuring both Captain America and The Joker, but the actors behind those iconic comic book roles are about to team-up in a very different kind of project. Both Chris Evans (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Jared Leto (Suicide Squad) are being eyed for the lead make roles in The Girl on the Train.
The movie is an adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, and already has three confirmed cast members in Emily Blunt (Sicario), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Haley Bennett (The Equalizer). Blunt is playing Rachel, a woman who fantasizes during her daily commute about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until she sees something shocking happen there one morning and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
Ferguson will play Anna, »
- Josh Wilding
Sources indicate negotiations are still ongoing, and that schedules and finances still have to be figured out.
The story follows a woman (Blunt) devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who lives in a house that her train passes every day. Along the way, she becomes entangled in a mystery revolving around the married couple.
If the deals go through, Evans would play Ferguson’s husband and Leto would play Bennett’s husband.
While Evans reached A-list »
- Justin Kroll
There's straight-to-video shame, then there's straight to TV shame. The following small screen follow-ups, then, are the most shameful of the lot.
Please note, however: all of the following first aired on the small screen. They may have ended up on DVD later, but they're telly specials through and through...
1. Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist (2012)
Returning cast members: None
You'll remember the first two, and might have a dim recollection of the third - new kid, new goons - and the fourth will, hopefully, mean nothing to you (old kid, new actor playing kid, old goons, new actors playing goons, shot in South Africa).
The fifth, however, is the biggest stinker of the lot, a schmaltzy Christmas edition with a new kid, new family and new goons. Also, Malcolm McDowell - of Clockwork Orange fame - is in it, »
Who is the Standing Man? That's a question the latest trailer from Bridge of Spies sets out to answer. DreamWorks Pictures and Fox 2000 Pictures have released this latest sneak peek via Entertainment Weekly. And it looks and feels like another classic drama from the two men who gave us Saving Private Ryan, The Terminal and Catch Me If You Can. The film is directed by three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, and stars two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks. The film will surely garner them each another nomination.
Set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies recounts the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen »
Walt Disney Pictures is teaming up with filmmaker Rob Marshall to develop a sequel to the studio's beloved 1964 classic Mary Poppins. Variety confirms that the story will be set 20 years after the film, using plot lines from author P.L. Travers' eight literary sequels, including the first follow-up Mary Poppins Comes Back. No specifics were given for the story, except that this sequel will follow the title character's furthering adventures with the Banks family.
The original Mary Poppins starred Julie Andrews as the title character, alongside Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley and Reta Shaw. Author P.L. Travers wrote eight Mary Poppins books, but it isn't known if this theatrical follow-up will be adapted from a specific story within those books, or if it will be an amalgam of those stories. P.L. Travers' literary sequels include Mary Poppins Comes Back (1935), Mary Poppins Opens the Door (1943), Mary Poppins »
See Also: Disney releases The Jungle Book teaser
The film will retain its London setting and will take place 20 years after the events of the classic 1964 musical, utilising stories from Pl Travers’ original series of children’s books.
Hopefully, a spoonful of Disney will help the remake go down.
- Tom Beasley
Disney and Rob Marshall are developing a live-action musical featuring beloved nanny Mary Poppins, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap Monday. Marshall will direct. John DeLuca and Marc Platt, who worked with Marshall on “Into the Woods,” will serve as executive producers. The big-screen version of the musical was a hit for Disney last year, grossing more than $210 million. The new Poppins film will take place in Depression-era London, some 20 years after Disney’s 1964 classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, and will draw from existing Poppins tales in the rest of author P.L. Travers’ children’s book series. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
After the giant success of “Alice In Wonderland,” “Maleficent” and “Cinderella,” Disney are preparing to reboot everything—“Beauty & The Beast” and “The Jungle Book” are well into production, and everything from “Dumbo” and “Aladdin” are in the works to some degree or other. So it was only a matter of time before they got around to “Mary Poppins.” Read More: Disney Cracks The Whip, Nabs Rights To Future 'Indiana Jones' Films EW report that Disney are developing a new story featuring the magical nanny created by P.L. Travers, with “Chicago” and “Into The Woods” helmer Rob Marshall set to direct, and his producers on the latter project, John DeLuca and Marc Platt, backing him. “Life Of Pi” writer David Magee will pen the script, and “Hairspray”’s Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will write songs for the project, which would be set in London in the 1930s, and pick up »
- Oliver Lyttelton
As Disney continues to reboot old animated favorites into live-action features, the studio is now looking to team with its “Into the Woods” helmer for a new take on one of its classic musicals.
Insiders confirm the new film will take place in London 20 years after the first film and will take storylines from the P.L. Travers’ children books focusing on the magical nanny’s continued adventures with the Banks family.
The original film starred Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the story of a nanny who came to work for a banker’s unhappy family in pre-World War I England. The film was a huge hit, grossing $100 million at the box office, »
- Justin Kroll
"Mary Poppins" is coming back to the big screen: Disney is working on a new, original musical starring its classic magical nanny.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the film is already moving through the development stages, with director Rob Marshall ("Chicago," "Into the Woods") at the helm. Marshall will re-team with his "Into the Woods" producers John DeLuca and Marc Platt for the project, which is set to be a new musical adventure featuring the Poppins character -- and not a direct sequel to the famous 1964 version.
The new Poppins film will take place in Depression-era London, some 20 years after Disney's classic Mary Poppins, and will draw from existing Poppins tales in the rest of author P.L. Travers' 1934-1988 children's book series. The practically perfect 1964 screen adaptation starring Julie Andrews pulled its story primarily from the first installment in Travers' eight-book series; the new project (which is decidedly »
- Katie Roberts
The new film will take storylines from the P.L. Travers' children books and focus on the magical nanny's continued adventures with the Banks family.
With the studio having had major success crafting live-action films out of their classic animated features, it is said to be planning to give a similar treatment to its classic live-action films as well.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
The story is based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, which centers on one woman (Blunt) devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. Along the way, she becomes entangled in a mystery revolving around the married couple and another woman and spins out of control.
Ferguson plays the married woman, with Bennett landing the role of the other woman Blunt’s character encounters.
- Justin Kroll
Ferguson, the breakout star from “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” who played agent Ilsa Faust, will play the role of a married woman in the adaptation of “The Girl on the Train.” Blunt The story centers on another woman devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day.
Tate Taylor came on baord to direct in May. DreamWorks acquired movie rights to Hawkins’ debut novel last year prior to publication and set Erin Cressida Wilson to adapt for the screen. Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Prods. will serve as executive producer.
“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, »
- Dave McNary
Tom Cruise's most recent leading ladies are teaming up.
"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" scene stealer Rebecca Ferguson is in negotiations to join "Edge of Tomorrow" actress Emily Blunt in the film adaptation of Paula Hawkins' best-seller "The Girl on the Train" at Dreamworks.
Tate Taylor ("The Help") will helm the film in which Blunt plays a jobless London alcoholic who, devastated by a recent divorce, spends her daily train ride fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that she passes.
One night she arrives at home covered in blood and unable to remember much from a black-out drinking episode - slowly realising she may have seen or been involved in a crime.
- Garth Franklin
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