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Ben Kingsley and Short Term 12‘s Brie Larson are joining Daniel Radcliffe in Killer Films’ Brooklyn Bridge. The Douglas McGrath-helmed drama is inspired by the true story of Washington Roebling, the civil engineer responsible for overseeing the construction of the iconic NYC bridge. Kingsley will play Roebling’s father, the original designer whose passing leaves Washington in charge of the mammoth project. Larson will play Emily, his charming and shrewd wife. McGrath wrote and directed the project which Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Rose Ganguzza are producing. A spring shoot has been set. Kingsley is repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group in the UK, and Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder. Larson is repped by the Gersh Agency and Authentic Talent.
- The Deadline Team
We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this afternoon. Briefly: The excellent Brie Larson and Sir Ben Kingsley have been set to star opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the real-life drama Brooklyn Bridge. The Leftovers actress Margaret Qualley has landed a role in writer/director Shane Black’s 1970s-set crime drama The Nice Guys. Model/actress Cara Delevingne has been set to play the female lead in Fox 2000’s upcoming adaptation of the John Green novel Paper Towns. More on the aforementioned casting after the jump. Goldcrest Films announced today that Brie Larson and Sir Ben Kingsley have joined the cast of writer/director Douglas McGrath’s (Emma) drama Brooklyn Bridge. Based on true events, Daniel Radcliffe stars as a brilliant but inexperienced engineer who is left to oversee construction of the Brooklyn Bridge after his father passes away. Though besieged by “calamity, danger and doubt,” Washington finds »
- Adam Chitwood
It seemed fitting when the teen-favorite periodical Seventeen Magazine announced its October 2015 issue would highlight 30 different YouTubers, featuring Bethany Mota on the cover. As this issue hits stands today, editor-in-chief Ann Shoket took to the official YouTube blog to explain why the magazine and its readers are so enamored with these young stars. Shocket primarily cites the down-to-earth, approachable lifestyles and attitudes most YouTube celebrities have compared to traditional media stars. She states that “on YouTube, we root for the people who are sort of unpolished, a little weird even. We connect with them because they show us their authentic selves, because they are accessible to us.” A survey conducted by Variety recently confirmed this accessibility idea. Several questions were posed to U.S. teens about how “real” the survey’s selected new media and traditional media celebrities appeared. The results were more in favor of YouTubers like Smosh and The Fine Bros. »
- Bree Brouwer
Daniel Radcliffe will win an Oscar, eventually. He's driven, he's eclectic, he's riding Leonardo DiCaprio-esque blockbuster momentum that he's happy to cash in for provocative material, and, most importantly, he's good. And getting better. Holding his own against Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and Ralph Fiennes for a decade certainly helped. Based on the talent assembled for his latest project, Radcliffe's time could be coming sooner than later. Goldcrest Films announced today that Sir Ben Kinglsey ("Schindler's List") and Brie Larson ("Short Term 12") will join Radcliffe in Killer Films' "Brooklyn Bridge," the story of engineer Washington Roebling and his calamitous road to realizing New York City's iconic structure. Radcliffe will play Roebling, who inherits the Brooklyn Bridge project from his father (Kinglsey) and finds an unlikely working partner in his wife, Emily (Larson). Radcliffe's costars provide an awards-friendly bedrock for "Brooklyn Bridge." Kinglsey is a four-time Oscar nominee, picking »
- Matt Patches
Though it originally aimed to kick off filming last month, Brooklyn Bridge, a new drama about the man who oversaw the building of the famous New York structure, has been moved back to next spring. Yet there is good news on the casting front, with Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson climbing the struts to join the ensemble.Daniel Radcliffe will star as the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling, who inherits the mammoth project when his father (Kingsley) dies from tetanus. Initially overwhelmed by the task and driven by an obsession that threatens his family, Roebling overcomes his demons with the help of his equally talented wife Emily (Larson).The resulting bridge took 14 years and cost $15m and 20 lives to build. It's a chapter in American history that should offer plenty of dramatic grist for writer/director Douglas 'Emma' McGrath's screenplay to explore, as well as the chance to see »
It's a shame that Ben Kingsley never got in on the Harry Potter franchise while the films were still being made, but the actor will get to work with Daniel Radcliffe on another project from across the pond anyway. THR has word from Goldcrest Films, a British production banner, that Kingsley has joined the cast of Brooklyn Bridge, a new drama from Emma and Infamous director Douglas McGrath. The film sees Radcliffe playing smart but inexperienced civil engineer Washington Roebling, the man who oversaw the creation of the Brooklyn Bridge, designed by his father, in the second half of the 19th century. More below! Kingsley will play Radcliffe's father, John A. Roebling, who passes away, leaving his son to struggle with this gargantuan task. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, the young Roebling's obsession to get the job done threatens his health and his family until he discovers an improbable »
- Ethan Anderton
Daniel Radcliffe has been set to play the engineer, Washington Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge in the aptly titled Brooklyn Bridge for several months now. But for the film, which is inspired by the bridge’s real-life construction, key to the actual story were Roebling’s father and wife, who have now also been cast.
Ben Kingsley will play Roebling’s father, John Augustus Roebling, who initially designed the bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. Washington took up his father’s position as chief engineer after the elder Roebling passed away. Brie Larson will play his wife, Elizabeth Warren Roebling, »
- Jonathon Dornbush
When it comes to the really iconic characters in film history, we tend to get tremendously attached to the actors that play them. We assign ownership to these characters, and kind of forget that they didn’t always belong to the actors that brought them to life. Luke Skywalker wasn’t always Mark Hamill, and Indiana Jones wasn’t always Harrison Ford. Once upon a time, these parts were up for grabs, and these actors had to audition for them just like everybody else, competing with hundreds of other hopefuls. It’s amazing to sit down and watch the auditions that landed them these fantastic roles, which effectively changed the course of their careers.
But equally interesting are the auditions of actors who, for whatever reason, didn’t get the part, but went on to become celebrities for their work on other projects regardless. It’s a classic what if scenario. »
- Audrey Fox
Radcliffe will star as Washington Roebling, a talented but inexperienced young engineer who is left in charge of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in the late 19th century after the death of his father (Kingsley).
His wife (Larson) is drawn into his obsession to realise his father's vision.
Brooklyn Bridge will begin shooting in Spring 2015. »
Brie Larson and Ben Kingsley will join Daniel Radcliffe in writer-director Doug McGrath's period drama “Brooklyn Bridge,” it was announced Tuesday by Goldcrest Films. Christine Vachon of Killer Films is producing with Rose Ganguzza, while Goldcrest's Nick Quested and Pascal Degove are executive producing with Jill Samuels. Also read: Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson Go Drag as Dirty, Mustached Men for Jenny Lewis Music Video Radcliffe stars as Washington Roebling, the brilliant but inexperienced engineer who's left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Kingsley) dies. The young man becomes obsessed with completing his father's design for the. »
- Jeff Sneider
U.K. banner Goldcrest Films announced Tuesday that Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) would be boarding Killer Films’ upcoming drama Brooklyn Bridge. Written and directed by Douglas McGrath (Emma, Infamous) and inspired by true events, Brooklyn Bridge has already snared Daniel Radcliffe for the lead. The Harry Potter star is set to play brilliant but inexperienced civil engineer Washington Roebling, who oversaw the building of the Brooklyn Bridge in the second half of the 19th century, based on a design by his father, John A. Roebling. Kingsley will play Roebling Sr., while Larson plays Emily Roebling, the
- Alex Ritman
Inspired by true events, Radcliffe will play the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Kingsley) passes away. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, Washington’s obsession threatens his health, and to drive his family apart, until he discovers he has an improbable ally… His charming and shrewd wife Emily (Larson).
- Leo Barraclough
Radcliffe will play the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Ben Kingsley) passes away.
Larson, best known for her role in Short Term 12, will play Roebling’s wife.
Pascal Degove, managing director Goldcrest Films, commented: “This is a film that distributors are really excited about. That this enthusiasm is shared by a highly commercial blend of acclaimed contemporary talent and acting royalty is really a testament to Doug’s script and his extraordinary strength as a filmmaker.”
Vachon added: “We knew this was a special project from the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
This Halloween, Daniel Radcliffe will return to theaters in the fantasy-horror thriller Horns. But it turns out that the Harry Potter actor's true love is history, and he's looking to explore this interest with two enticing docudramas. What's more, he's going the extra mile to make sure that he's doing the material justice. In an engaging interview with Mental Floss, Daniel Radcliffe offered his thoughts on various intellectual curiosities and interests, from reality TV (he loves Top Chef) to his favorite book (Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita). But it came to a simple question about his latest endeavor--teaching himself Japanese--that led to an unexpected update on Tokyo Vice. Radcliffe reports: "I.m trying to learn Japanese. Just to speak. There.s a film I hope to do called Tokyo Vice that has Japanese lines that my character speaks, and he.s supposed to be fairly fluent. I could »
For a few hours over the weekend, the Toronto Film Festival looked like its old self — a wild game of “Let’s Make a Deal.” After Chris Rock’s “Top Five” premiered on Saturday night to ecstatic reviews, at least three studios entered a horse race to scoop up the comedy. The bidding ballooned to $12.5 million for worldwide distribution, and Paramount Pictures landed the prize. But after the dust settled, Toronto went back to business as usual: small deals where the studios kicked tires and looked more like picky homebuyers in a slow economic market.
In the process, the festival illustrated just how difficult the indie business has become in a blockbuster-obsessed Hollywood. Being gunshy may turn out to make more financial sense. Last year’s cluster of big deals, a group that included “Begin Again” with Keira Knightley and “What If” with Daniel Radcliffe, never fully ignited at the »
- Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang
Chris Evans has played a whole lot of dark and troubled characters onscreen, from reluctant time-traveler Captain America in "The Avengers" to the leader of a class war in the futuristic "Snowpiercer." This trailer for "Playing It Cool," which was originally known as "A Many Splintered Thing," is a refreshing change of pace for the handsome star, as he plays a screenwriter who's suspicious of love.
Naturally, this unnamed babe meets his match in a spirited, smart woman played by Michelle Monaghan, whose verve causes him to question everything he knows about love and friendship. Especially since - d'oh - she has a boyfriend. (We're also stoked to see an age-appropriate love interest!) "Playing It Cool" aims to address the hoary old chestnut of whether men and women can be friends, and we're curious to see the results. It's got a cute and quippy cast that includes Aubrey Plaza, Luke Wilson, »
- Jenni Miller
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death - the sequel to the popular The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe - is arriving in U.S. theaters under the title The Woman in Black 2 January 30th from Relativity.
The post Woman in Black 2 Joins Amityville & Others to Kick Off Horror in 2015 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
With Relativity Media recently picking up The Woman in Black: Angel of Death for Us distribution, we knew that stateside filmgoers would eventually get the chance to re-enter the haunted Eel Marsh House, and now the official release date for the horror sequel has been announced for early next year.
According to Box Office Mojo, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (aka The Woman in Black 2) will hit Us theaters on January 30th, 2015. From Hammer and eOne, the follow-up to the 2012 horror film that stars Daniel Radcliffe is directed by Tom Harper off a screenplay by Jon Croker that’s partially based on an original story by The Woman in Black author, Susan Hill. The Woman in Black: Angel of Death stars Jeremy Irvine, Helen McCrory, and Phoebe Fox. Last year it was revealed that the film will open in the UK on February 13th, 2015.
“England, 1941 With London in the midst of the blitz, »
- Derek Anderson
Relativity has set a release date for The Woman in Black sequel to star Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCoy and to hit theaters on Jan. 30. Tom Harper will direct the follow-up to the haunted house thriller, which will be set in the same house 40 years later when a group of children, who are evacuated from London during World War II, come to stay and awaken the house's darkest inhabitants. Relativity acquired the U.S. distribution rights for the sequel from Hammer and Entertainment One. The original The Woman in Black movie, starring Daniel Radcliffe, grossed more than
- Etan Vlessing
In The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a copycat of the Phantom Killer who struck 66 years ago reignites the Moonlight Murders in a small Texas town. And in Horns, a man suspected of killing his girlfriend wakes up to find horns jutting from his forehead, thus bringing a little hell on Earth. These two films are among those joining the 10th anniversary celebration of Austin’s Fantastic Fest.
The Hive, It Follows, Everly, and Open Windows are also included in the recently announced final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest, which takes place September 18th-25th in Austin, Texas. We have the official press release with full details:
Austin, TX – Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - “Fantastic Fest celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its biggest year yet with 80 exciting films including 22 World Premieres, 43 North American & Us Premiere screenings and 38 short films. The final wave includes Horns, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, The Hive, It Follows, »
- Derek Anderson
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