We don't yet know who will be cast as Marvel's Doctor Strange, but it seems like every known actor has been rumored for the role. We look back at all eighteen actors who have reportedly been in the running over that last four years and give you a bit of info on the casting woes.
From our understanding, the two actors who came the closest have been Joaquin Phoenix and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The first concept that almost went into production was to have a 30 something actor as Strange, who could be the new center of the Marvel cineverse in the way Iron Man is currently. The thinking was that by casting younger they could get more movies out of the chosen actor. When a deal with Gordon-Levitt couldn't be made, the script was changed to have an older Doctor Strange. During that rewrite period we went six months without any casting rumors. »
- Free Reyes
If only Marvel could conjure up some kind of magic — perhaps while someone wears a cape — to create a viable candidate to play their Doctor Strange in, uh, Doctor Strange (see! naming the movie is easy! why can’t casting be, too?). Rumors about a Doctor Strange film have swirled like so much mystical fog for years now, but the film is finally coming together for a 2016 release. One teensy problem, however? The feature still doesn’t have a leading man. Oops. We’ve been through, yes, entire years of chatter on this one, and still, no Doctor Strange. Will that change soon? (Well, yes, but haven’t we had fun getting there? No?) Behold! A brief history of trying to find a proper actor to play an iconic character as part of a multimillion dollar franchise! October, 2008: Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige admits that he’d love to see the good doc on the big »
- Kate Erbland
Jamie Dornan leaves little to the imagination.
Or, you know, he could just need some more support in the lower regions a la Justin Theroux!
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Either way, the Fifty Shades of Grey star, 32, let it all hang out while doing reshoots for the film in Vancouver on Monday, turning heads in one of his character Christian Grey's well-tailored suits.
.... As if Fifty Shades fans needed even more incentive to see the film out next February.
In August, Fifty Shades of Grey screenwriter Kelly Marcel praised Dornan's performance as intense billionaire Christian Grey.
"Apparently Jamie is »
"The Leftovers" recently concluded its first season on a high note. This HBO drama series may well reap bids at the upcoming Golden Globes and SAG Awards. And while cast members won't have to chose a single episode to represent their best work at these kudos, they will have to for the Emmys. Take a look below at the breakdown of those with the most potential for awards recognition and our suggestions for episode submissions. After voting in the poll at the bottom of the post, sound off in the comments section as to who you think is the most deserving. -Break- Justin Theroux (Kevin Garvey, Jr.): Best Drama Actor He absolutey must submit the season finale “The Prodigal Son Returns.” He cries twice, first while delivering a eulogy and later while opening up to the reverend about the breakdown of his marriage. And he gets to be a hero, »
Spend close to 20 hours on location and set with the cast and crew of Sons of Anarchy, and you learn a few fun facts. EW's recent cover story (read it online) reveals some of them: among the objects in Charlie Hunnam's backpack is a marijuana grinder; Katey Sagal is happy to talk about Justin Theroux's jogging attire on The Leftovers. Here are 34 other things gleaned from EW's September visit. In The Makeup Trailer • When you catch Tommy Flanagan (Chibs) singing "Hurt" on his way in at 6:30 a.m., it's definitely the Johnny Cash version. "Of course, the Johnny Cash version, »
- Mandi Bierly
Justin Theroux and wife to be Jennifer Aniston are feeling the anticipation of marriage and the upcoming wedding, especially Justin. The 'Leftovers' actor got engaged to the former 'Friends' star in August 2012 but the pair have still not set a wedding date, and the 43-year-old hunk insists they try their best not to pay attention to speculation about their personal life. He told Australia's TV Week magazine: ''There is this hum of pressure that - I can't stress enough - I just don't pay any attention to. ''But I am not going to let a tabloid tell me what to do. ...I'm not going to watch them tap their watch. What the hell are you telling me to do? ''We're just doing our own thing. We are completely happy, obviously, but we're not on anyone else's timeframe.'' And Justin went on to admit his 45-year-old girlfriend has changed his life for the better. »
After months of negotiations with Marvel, Joaquin Phoenix has abruptly walked away from the studio's next standalone superhero movie “Doctor Strange,” TheWrap has learned. Phoenix's exit from the negotiating table marks the latest talent-based setback for Marvel, which scrambled to find a director for “Ant-Man” earlier this summer following the departure of Edgar Wright due to creative differences. While Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy have both been mentioned as candidates for “Doctor Strange,” the role will likely go to another actor, with “The Leftovers” star Justin Theroux rumored to be in the mix before Marvel engaged Phoenix in discussions. Oscar winner. »
- Jeff Sneider
10. Altered States (1980)
Directed by: Ken Russell
Is it a horror film? Many of Ken Russell’s films could be argued as such, but there’s enough in Altered States that makes it less horror and more science fiction/psychological thriller. Based on the novel by Paddy Chayefsky, Altered States introduced the world to William Hurt (and also featured the film debut of Drew Barrymore). Edward Jessup (Hurt) is studying schizophrenia, but branches out into sensory deprivation experimentation with a floating tank. Eventually, he travels to Mexico to visit a tribe that provides him with an extract which he begins to take before his trips into the flotation tank, resulting in bizarre imagery and eventual physical devolution, once to a primitive man and to a near primordial blob. Side effects start to occur, causing Edward to suffer from episodes of partial regression even without the hallucinogenic drug. Russell’s direction shifts »
- Joshua Gaul
Taxi driver Vince is stressed, poor, estranged from his wife, and contemplating an escape from his tired existence. He accepts an offer from a criminal gang organised by his old ex-con friend Colin (Ian Hart), and his life starts to take an exciting turn.
Two percent of the population have vanished in this mystery drama, and the world is struggling to deal with the enormous sense of loss.
Kevin (Justin Theroux) visits a therapist following some disturbing encounters and decides to discuss the breakdown with his ex police chief father, currently being held in a mental health facility.
Meg (Liv Tyler) struggles to adapt to life within the Guilty Remnant. Meanwhile some are curious about the background of local »
Many TV fanatics would consider "Friends" as one of the best shows ... ever. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show's premiere -- which takes place today, September 22 -- we're taking a look back at the careers of the Central Perk six: Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler and Joey.Click the gallery above to see how everyone has aged -- and keep reading to see what they've been up to since the classic sitcom.Jennifer Aniston won an Emmy playing the perfectly coiffed Rachel Green. She later became one of Hollywood's biggest stars on the big screen, starring in movies like "Office Space," "The Break-Up" and "Horrible Bosses." She was married to Brad Pitt from 2000-2005 and is currently engaged to Justin Theroux. "Friends" Reunion on Jimmy Kimmel Live Is Everything -- Watch Now!Courteney Cox -- a.k.a Monica Gellar -- starred in the four "Scream" movies, where she met ex-husband David Arquette. »
- tooFab Staff
Two per cent of the population disappears in the Sudden Departure, and many questions are raised not least, what on earth is going on?
A baby disappears from the back seat of a car, as does the daddy of a little boy, and the driver of another car that immediately crashes (its not one of those Google ones, sadly). A kind of rapture, the Sudden Departure, is happening: people are vanishing, everywhere, even famous ones J-Lo, the Pope, Salman Rushdie; some may be missed more than others. Two percent of the worlds population, gone.
The Leftovers(Sky Atlantic) is not about what to do with yesterdays mash, then. This glamorous, disturbing new 10-part HBO import is about the aftermath of the Sudden Departure, and the 98% who have been left behind, specifically in one New York town. So 98% is leftovers? Thats some serious over-catering Perhaps they should have changed the title for a British audience. »
- Sam Wollaston
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
For someone whose entire career has thus far comprised two jobs – a role in James Franco’s Palo Alto and playing Justin Theroux’s daughter on HBO’s The Leftovers – Margaret Qualley is quickly grabbing attention. And that includes from Shane Black, who has her in talks to join his 1970s crime thriller The Nice Guys.Black co-wrote the script with Anthony Bagarozzi and has Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe signed on the dotted to star.The story finds Gosling as wayward, troubled private eye Holland March, who crosses paths in Los Angeles with hired muscle Jackson Healy (Crowe). These unlikely allies must prowl the mean streets of Los Angeles to solve the case of a missing girl, which soon develops links to the death of a porn star. As they unravel the cases, they discover a massive conspiracy with tentacles in the highest levels of power.Qualley will be »
HBO's provocative look at human loss and grief finally hits our shores tonight, and it's worth the wait. The world of The Leftovers is still coming to terms with the unexplained disappearance of 2% of the global population, and places focus on the residents of a small town in Massachusetts - each affected differently by the disaster.
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The fourth series of the thoroughly British suburban dramedy kicks off tonight. Greg (Adrian Bower) is released from prison after being wrongly implicated in drug dealing, while Lisa (Sally Lindsay) and Dan (Daniel Ryan) struggle to prepare for the birth of their baby after their estranged son Robbie (Daniel Ings) makes a surprising return.
Ted 2: Mark Wahlberg shared a photo of himself from Ted 2, now in production. Wahlberg sits astride an Indian Scout motorcycle; devoted fans will note the logo for Flash Gordon, a key reference in the first film. Ted 2 is heading for release on June 26, 2015. [Twitter via Collider] Zoolander 2: Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux have completed a script for Zoolander 2, which includes the return of fashion executive Mugatu, played by Will Ferrell. The news was first reported in January 2011 (?!), but more recently Theroux has said things may finally be moving forward, and now Ferrell says: "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon." So, not much, we're afraid, but at least a glimmer of hope for those of us who'd love to see...
- Peter Martin
Following word from writer, director and actor Justin Theroux ("The Leftovers") that Zoolander 2 was still a possibility, one of the other stars of the original film has echoed his sentiments. Will Ferrell had a brief chat with JoBlo and was asked about the comedy sequel and whether or not his wild, fashion icon character and villain Mugatu would return. Way back in 2009, Ben Stiller didn't mention him as one of the returning characters, but changed his mind in 2010, and Ferrell says, "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it." But that's all that was said for the time being. Read on! Ferrell was one of the best parts of the original film, and it would be a shame for him not to return, especially since he's become such a bigger star in the past 13 years. Of course, »
- Ethan Anderton
Ted 2: Mark Wahlberg shared a photo of himself from Ted 2, now in production. Wahlberg sits astride an Indian Scout motorcycle; fans will note the logo for Flash Gordon, a key reference to the first film. Ted 2 is heading for release on June 26, 2015. [Twitter via Collider] Zoolander 2: Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux have completed a script for a sequel to Zoolander, which includes the return of fashion executive Mugatu, played by Will Ferrell. The news was first...
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A long-mooted sequel looks like it's finally getting close to happening. We're talking, as the headline of this piece probably gave away, about Zoolander 2. Ben Stiller has been working on the script with Justin Theroux, and it's looking increasingly likely that Stiller will direct again. Furthermore, its looking increasingly likely that the movie might just be happening soon.
Why? Well, over at JoBlo, they're reporting there that Will Ferrell has confirmed his involvement in Zoolander 2. He said that "we are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it".
Might just be gathering momentum, this one. More as we hear it.
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On Saturday, Kate Winslet returned to the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival to premiere A Little Chaos. She's just one of the latest stars to step out for the cameras in Canada, after Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans. On Monday, Jennifer Aniston made a chic return to the festival when she attended the premiere of her latest project, Cake; for the film's afterparty, she had the support of her handsome fiancé, Justin Theroux, and the two showed cute Pda while unwinding after the screening. Last weekend, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Garner did press for their new films and InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association's party became a veritable who's who of Hollywood, with stars like Channing Tatum, Naomi Watts, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Ansel Elgort popping up. »
Things have gone up and down and round and round for the sequel to the hit film Zoolander. First we were hearing that the project was on hold, then that Ben Stiller was working on a script rewrite. Last month, co-writer Justin Theroux said that there is finally a completed script and Zoolander 2 is moving in the direction of actually getting made. Now, Will Ferrell has confirmed that there’s a sequel script in existence and that his character Mugatu is a part of it.
Speaking with JoBlo (via /Film), Ferrell addressed the existence of the ever-elusive Zoolander 2. Here’s what he said:
We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it.
It’s a short but sweet little tidbit, and once more ramps up the hope that we might actually see Zoolander 2 someday. Rumors have »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
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