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Michelle Rodriguez to appear in Alita: Battle Angel

25 February 2017 3:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Production on the Robert Rodriguez-directed and James Cameron-produced Alita: Battle Angel has wrapped, but Entertainment Weekly brings word that Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez will play the cyborg warrior Gelda in the long-gestating manga adaptation, although her casting had been kept quiet until now.

Alita: Battle Angel follows an amnesiac cyborg (Rosa Salazar) who is discovered by a scientist (Christoph Waltz) in a junk yard. With no knowledge of her previous life, but possessing deadly martial arts skills, she becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals.

In addition to Salazar and Waltz, the cast also includes Keean Johnson (Nashville), Jackie Earle Haley (Preacher), Jennifer Connelly (American Pastoral), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), Eiza Gonzalez (From Dusk Till Dawn), Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage), Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

Although production has wrapped, Alita will require extensive post-production on its visual effects, and isn’t set to »

- Gary Collinson

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Entire James Bond Team Wants Daniel Craig Back Says Naomie Harris

24 February 2017 12:50 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Despite the fact that we still have no idea who is actually going to be playing 007 in the next installment of the franchise, it seems like James Bond 25 is moving ahead. We recently reported that the production is in advanced negotiations to shoot in Croatia later this year, which means that the creative team must have a pretty good idea of who is going on a mission for MI6 this time around. According to Daniel Craig's Skyfall and Spectre co-star Naomie Harris, there is a very good chance he will be back for the next James Bond movie.

The 40-year-old actress, who stars in the Oscar-nominated Moonlight and has been playing Moneypenny in James Bond as of late, recently spoke with BBC and the subject of the next installment of the long-standing spy franchise came up. Things have been uncertain since Spectre, with Daniel Craig initially saying that »

- MovieWeb

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Creativity Celebrated at Cadillac’s 2nd Annual Oscar Cocktail Party

24 February 2017 12:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Current Oscar nominees and past winners descended upon the Chateau Marmont for Cadillac Celebrates Oscar Week 2017. Select talent were dropped off in prestige Cadillac CT6 sedans, and quickly made their way up the Marmont’s famous driveway and out of the cold.

Zoe Saldana chatted with reporters before heading into the cocktail party, saying that she and husband Marcus Perego were planning to stay up a little later than usual on Oscar Sunday.

“I’m going to try not to fall asleep,” Saldana half-joked. “Now with a full house of children (including twins Bowie and Cy and newborn Zen), you’re sleepy by 7 p.m. It’s an exciting night. We’ve watched amazing performances and the culmination warrants for us to stay up later.”

Inside, Saldana sat with her sister (and producing partner) Cisely and took photos with her “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” costar Pom Klementieff (who »

- Lawrence Yee

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Great Job, Internet!: Should the Oscars honor more foreign-language acting performances?

24 February 2017 11:23 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Casual moviegoers who tune into this Sunday’s Oscar broadcast might be particularly surprised by one name in the Best Actress category: Isabelle Huppert. The Parisian-born French star was nominated for her turn in the French psychological thriller comedy Elle. And she joins the ranks of the less than four percent of international actors nominated for an Oscar for work in a foreign-language film. Film journalist Leigh Singer digs into that short history of foreign-language acting at the Oscars in a new video for Fandor.

Singer’s video points out that while international actors have a good chance of winning for performances in American-made English-language films (think Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained or Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men), earning a nod for a foreign-language performance is much harder. In fact Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard, and Roberto Benigni remain the only three actors to win Oscars for foreign-language »

- Caroline Siede

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Alita: Battle Angel Wraps Filming; Michelle Rodriguez Confirmed To Play Gelda

22 February 2017 1:23 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ghost in the Shell is now beginning to make the final preparations ahead of its March 31st release, but there’s another high-profile manga movie incubating in Hollywood, and that’s Alita: Battle Angel.

Truth be told, it’s been a long, meandering road for the live-action feature film. Initially hatched as a James Cameron vehicle, Yukito Kishiro’s nine-volume manga soon fell onto the back-burner at 20th Century Fox as the director devoted most, if not all of his time and resources to fanning the flames of his Avatar franchise. The overriding message coming out of Fox was that Alita: Battle Angel was dormant, not dead, and after drafting in Robert Rodriguez at the helm, it didn’t take long before the project was whipped into shape.

Eager to see the adaptation through to the end, Cameron remains attached to produce Battle Angel, which has since recruited a host »

- Michael Briers

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Michelle Rodriguez Secretly Joined Alita: Battle Angel

22 February 2017 11:39 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production has been under way on the highly-anticipated Alita: Battle Angel for the past few months, with filming coming to an end last week. While a number of cast members were announced last year, there is one mystery role that hasn't been announced until today, with Michelle Rodriguez being cast as Gelda from the original manga by Yukito Kishiro. It remains to be seen how faithful this movie version of Gelda is to the source material, but in the original manga, Gelda was described as a "slim cyborg warrior."

Entertainment Weekly broke the news, although it remains unclear if there are other mystery characters that haven't been announced at this time. Michelle Rodriguez joins a cast that includes Rosa Salazar as the title character, alongside Christoph Waltz, Eiza Gonzalez, Jackie Earle Haley, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jennifer Connolly and Lana Condor. This project has been in development for several years, »

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James Bond 25 to Begin Shooting in Croatia This Year?

22 February 2017 10:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It has been well over a year since Spectre hit theaters and in the time since, the James Bond franchise has been on relatively uncertain ground. The only real certainty being that the franchise is going to continue on one way or the other, be it with current 007 Daniel Craig or with a new actor in the iconic role. Despite the seeming uncertainty, James Bond 25 looks like it is on the right track as it has been revealed that the production is looking to film in Croatia, possibly before the end of the year.

The report comes courtesy of the fan site MI6 HQ who are reporting that Eon Productions, the company in charge of the James Bond franchise, is in negotiations to shoot the next installment in Croatia. The news came directly from the mayor of the city of Dubrovnik, who reported at a press conference that was »

- MovieWeb

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James Bond 25, and the untapped stories of the novels

20 February 2017 6:47 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Allison Feb 22, 2017

Iam Fleming's James Bond novels still have narratives and ideas that haven't made it to the 007 movie series...

A spoiler lies ahead for Spectre

See related  The world of the Peaky Blinders

Over the course of 11 years, Ian Fleming wrote 12 James Bond novels and nine short stories before his death in 1964, forming the basis for the film series which survives to the present day. 24 films and 55 years since the birth of the cinematic Bond, it might come as a surprise that the franchise hasn’t completely exhausted its source material. More often than not, however, the James Bond films have been adaptations in name only.

Starting with Roald Dahl’s outlandish screenplay for the fifth Bond film, You Only Live Twice, the film scripts began to drift away from their literary inspirations. For most of Roger Moore’s seven-film tenure, for example, entire plots and characters were »

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The Weinstein Company’s ‘Tulip Fever’ Release Date Pushed Back to Later in 2017

13 February 2017 2:24 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Weinstein Company has delayed the release date of “Tulip Fever” — again. The period drama starring Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz had previously moved from July 15, 2016 to February 24, 2017. The company confirmed Monday that the movie will now be released later in the year, but declined to comment further or specify when in the year the film might hit theaters.

Read More: The Weinstein Company Moves Alicia Vikander–Starring ‘Tulip Fever’ Far Away From Awards Season

Adapted from Deborah Moggach’s novel of the same name, “Tulip Fever” stars Vikander as a young woman who falls in love with an artist (Dane DeHaan) who has been commissioned to paint her portrait. Zach Galifianakis, Judi Dench, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Cara Delevingne and Tom Hollander all co-star in the film, which takes place in the 17th-century.

The film’s release date in other territories — including the UK, where the film was shot — remains unknown. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Dave Bautista to Co-Star with Jodie Foster in New Thriller Hotel Artemis

13 February 2017 9:33 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Daily Dead recently caught up with Dave Bautista at the Sundance Film Festival for the world premiere of his new film Bushwick, and it's been announced at the European Film Market in Berlin that the actor has now joined Jodie Foster in the thriller Hotel Artemis, which will take place in a hospital for criminals.

Press Release: Berlin – The Ink Factory, a multi-platform production company dedicated to high-end story telling through film, television and on digital, today announced that Dave Bautista (Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy) will join Academy Award winner Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs, The Accused) in Drew Pearce’s (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Iron Man 3) much-anticipated directorial debut Hotel Artemis. Lionsgate launched international sales on the Ink Factory financed and produced action thriller at this week’s Berlin Efm (European Film Market), with Wme Global handling U.S. rights.

Best Picture Academy Award nominee Marc Platt (La La Land, »

- Derek Anderson

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Jennifer Connelly joins Alita: Battle Angel

8 February 2017 3:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

THR is reporting that Jennifer Connelly has joined the cast of Alita: Battle Angel, the upcoming manga adaptation from director Robert Rodriguez and producer James Cameron.

Based on the Battle Angel Alita series of graphic novels, the film follows an amnesiac cyborg (Rosa Salazar) who is discovered by a scientist (Christoph Waltz) in a junk yard. With no knowledge of her previous life, but possessing deadly martial arts skills, she becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals.

Connelly is set to play one of the villains in the film, and joins a cast that also includes Keean Johnson (Nashville), Jackie Earle Haley (Preacher), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), Eiza Gonzalez (From Dusk Till Dawn), Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage), Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

Alita: Battle Angel is in production now, and is slated for release on July 20th 2018. »

- Gary Collinson

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Jennifer Connelly signs on for James Cameron’s Manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel

8 February 2017 7:53 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

James Cameron, here in the role of producer, is revving up the gears for his manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel. Back in October it was announced that newcomer Jorge Lendeborg Jr. – who is all set to star in this year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming – had joined the cast, and now it’s been confirmed that Jennifer Connelly has also signed up for this grand adaptation.

Connelly, who is currently filming director Joseph Kosinki’s (Tron: Legacy) Granite Mountain alongside Miles Teller, Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin, is lined up to play a ruthless villain in Alita: Battle Angel which has already started filming in Texas with Maze Runner’s Rosa Salazar as the lead character.

Related: Robert Rodriguez set to direct Alita: Battle Angel.

Already confirmed on the cast list are Christoph Waltz, who played Bond Villain, Blofield in Spectre and was last seen in The Legend of Tarzan, »

- Zehra Phelan

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Christoph Waltz Says 'Go Away' Donald Trump (Video)

8 February 2017 4:00 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_36wz7frr"]] Christoph Waltz thinks the country has taken a nose dive since Donald Trump became prez, and his advice for Trump and the country is simple and blunt. We got the Austrian-German actor at Lax Tuesday and even though he's not a U.S. citizen, he sure feels he has a dog in the fight.  Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Jennifer Connelly joins the cast of Alita: Battle Angel

7 February 2017 11:37 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jennifer Connolly has joined the cast of James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s film Alita: Battle Angel, which is currently in-production in Texas.

Rodriguez is directing the film which is based on a screenplay by Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis (from the manga by Yukito Kishiro). Already amongst the cast are Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali and Ed Skrein. Connelly is set to play one of the villains, so reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in the 26th century, Alita tells of a female cyborg (Rosa Salazar) that is discovered in a scrapyard by a scientist. With no memory of her previous life except her deadly martial-arts training, the woman becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals. The action-adventure story is meant to serve as a backdrop to themes of self-discovery and the search for love.

The film has a release date set for 2018.

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‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’: Bob Einstein Returns for More Abuse in the Season 9 Finale — Watch

7 February 2017 4:15 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“It’s not so funny when it’s your mother” exclaims Bob Einstein (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), in the teaser trailer for the season finale of  “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”.

Einstein is the first guest to make a second appearance in the passenger seat for the Emmy-nominated series hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. The teaser starts off with Seinfeld surprising Einstein at his doorstep where he asks an important question regarding Kim Jong Un’s haircut (that poor barber). The pair are then shown driving to Los Angeles spots Urth Caffé and Bay Cities Italian Deli,  in Seinfeld’s 2016 Acura Nsx.

Read More: ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 9 Trailer 

The recent PGA Award winner for Outstanding Digital Series (and winner of the two before that) is concluding its ninth and final season on Crackle before returning later this year on Netflix. As part of a multi-faceted deal with Seinfeld, Netflix »

- Juan Diaz

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‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’: Bob Einstein Returns for More Abuse in the Season 9 Finale — Watch

7 February 2017 4:15 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“It’s not so funny when it’s your mother” exclaims Bob Einstein (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), in the teaser trailer for the season finale of  “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”.

Einstein is the first guest to make a second appearance in the passenger seat for the Emmy-nominated series hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. The teaser starts off with Seinfeld surprising Einstein at his doorstep where he asks an important question regarding Kim Jong Un’s haircut (that poor barber). The pair are then shown driving to Los Angeles spots Urth Caffé and Bay Cities Italian Deli,  in Seinfeld’s 2016 Acura Nsx.

Read More: ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 9 Trailer 

The recent PGA Award winner for Outstanding Digital Series (and winner of the two before that) is concluding its ninth and final season on Crackle before returning later this year on Netflix. As part of a multi-faceted deal with Seinfeld, Netflix »

- Juan Diaz

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"Alita: Battle Angel" Starts Shooting

7 February 2017 2:25 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Actress Jennifer Connelly ("A Beautiful Mind") has been cast as a villain in producer James Cameron's female 'cyborg' bounty hunter feature "Alita: Battle Angel", directed by Robert Rodriguez , based on Yukito Kishiro's Japanese 'manga' comics series, "exploring a young woman’s journey of self-discovery...":

Cast also includes Rosa Salazar, Jackie Earle Haley, Eiza Gonzalez, Lana Condor, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein and Christoph Waltz.

"...set in a 26th-century dystopian future, the story follows an amnesiac 'cyborg' (Salazar), rescued from a scrap heap to become a crime-fighting bounty hunter..."

"Robert and I have been looking for a film to do together for years," said Cameron, director of "Terminator", "Aliens" and "Avatar", "so I was pumped when he said he wanted to do 'Battle Angel'. He’s very collaborative and we’re already like two kids building a go-kart, just having fun riffing creatively and technically. 

"This project »

- Michael Stevens

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Newswire: Jennifer Connelly to antagonize the robot assassins of Alita: Battle Angel

7 February 2017 1:51 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Connelly has joined the cast of James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s long-in-the-works manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel. The movie stars Rosa Salazar as the eponymous battle angel, a female cyborg with no memories who becomes a bounty hunter. Connelly will be playing a villain alongside fellow baddie Ed Skrein, but the THR story doesn’t have any other details about her character.

Alita: Battle Angel will also feature Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali, X-Men: Apocalypse‘s Lana Condor, and Jackie Earle Haley. The film is in production now and is penciled in for release on July 20, 2018.

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- Sam Barsanti

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Alita: Battle Angel Adds Jennifer Connelly

7 February 2017 11:30 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though casting went quiet for a while, we’re learning today from The Hollywood Reporter that Alita: Battle Angel has added Jennifer Connelly. Which exact role the actress holds in Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming sci-fi film is unknown, but she’s said to be playing one of the villains. Cue the excitement.

Joining an already very impressive cast which boasts Rosa Salazar, Jackie Earle Haley, Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali and Ed Skrein, the flick is based on Yukito Kishiro’s nine-volume manga Battle Angel Alita and sees Salazar leading the charge as the titular Alita, an “amnesiac female cyborg plucked from the dumps of Scrapyard and rebuilt by Waltz’s seasoned doctor. With only her deadly knowledge of martial arts to her name” Alita sets out to rid the city of its criminal underbelly.”

As you probably already know, Battle Angel has been in development for what seems like forever, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Jennifer Connelly Joins James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

7 February 2017 11:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jennifer Connelly has been cast in James Cameron’s “Alita: Battle Angel” opposite Rosa Salazar, Jackie Earle Haley, Eiza Gonzalez, Lana Condor, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, and Christoph Waltz.

Robert Rodriguez is directing and Cameron is producing with Jon Landau through his Lightstorm Entertainment banner. Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis wrote the screenplay, based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga series. The film is currently shooting in Texas.

The story is set in a 26th-century dystopian future and follows an amnesiac cyborg — played by Salazar — who’s rescued from a scrap heap and becomes a bounty hunter tracking down criminals. Fox has already set a July 20, 2018, release date for “Alita: Battle Angel.”

Connelly is playing one of the villains in “Alita.” She was last seen opposite Ewan McGregor in the drama “American Pastoral,” which was released in October, and is one of the leads in the firefighting drama “Granite Mountain,” which Lionsgate will release in September. »

- Dave McNary

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