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Teresa Palmer To Lead Cate Shortland's 'Berlin Syndrome'

15 May 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

First announced quietly last summer, it looks like things are starting to push ahead for Cate Shortland's next feature, "Berlin Syndrome." If you're not familiar with the filmmaker's work, be sure to check out "Somersault," which features a breakout performance by Abbie Cornish, and a really good turn by Sam Worthington, and her moody WWII picture "Lore." The director's latest marks another shifting of gears. Based on the novel by Melanie Joosten, Teresa Palmer will star in the psychological thriller about a new relationship that suddenly shows some darker edges. Here's the official synopsis: While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photojournalist Clare meets Andi, a charismatic local man and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance suddenly takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Time Machine: Bachchan and Rai - Bollywood King and Queen on Hollywood Red Carpet

9 May 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at the Oscars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Pictured above are Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Two years ago, an Anglo-Indian-American co-production, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire became not only one of the season's biggest sleeper hits, but also the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto starred. Curiously, some have complained that Slumdog Millionaire was just a less interesting rehash of higher-quality Bollywood musicals and dramas that have received relatively little play outside South Asian communities around the globe. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai movies The son of Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan has been featured in nearly 50 films. Among them are: Dhoom (2004). Director: Sanjay Gadhvi. Cast: Abhishek Bachchan. Uday Chopra. John Abraham. Esha Deol. »

- D. Zhea

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‘A Babysitter’s Guide To Monsters’ Movie Coming from ‘My Little Pony’ Writer

5 May 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walden Media and Montecito Pictures have bought movie rights to Joe Ballarini’s upcoming three-book series “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monsters.”

HarperCollins imprint Katherine Tegen Books acquired publication rights last month and plans to publish the book in late 2016 or early 2017. The story follows a teen girl searching for the child she was babysitting after the child is kidnapped by monsters.

Ballarini wrote the script for Hasbro’s upcoming “My Little Pony” movie and “Lockdown at Franklin High” for Sony Pictures with Michael Bay producing.

Walden, which is controlled by Philip Anschutz, specializes in backing family-friendly fare including “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” series, “Nim’s Island,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “Bridge to Terabithia,” “Holes,” “Amazing Grace” and the documentary “Waiting for Superman.”

Walden Media most recently released “The Giver,” starring Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush and Taylor Swift. »

- Dave McNary

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Sam Worthington leading cast of The Shack

2 May 2015 11:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sam Worthington has been cast as the lead in The Shack, joining Octavia Spencer.

The Avatar actor will play a man who's young daughter is kidnapped before evidence of her murder is found in an abandoned shack, according to Empire.

Four years later, he gets a note from someone claiming to be God (Spencer) and returns to the shack, finding something that will alter his life forever.

Stuart Hazeldine will direct from a script adapted by John Fusco.

Worthington will return to Pandora when James Cameron starts production on the sequels, with rumours there could be four follow-on films.

Worthington and Lara Bingle welcomed their first child, a baby son in late March. »

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Sam Worthington Moves To The Shack

30 April 2015 5:36 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As he starts work on his new film, Exam director Stuart Hazeldine is building quite the cast. With Octavia Spencer already attached to play no lesser role than God, Sam Worthington is now aboard as the lead.Adapted by John Fusco from William Paul Young’s 2007 novel, the story follows a man (Worthington) whose youngest daughter is kidnapped during a family holiday. Evidence turns up in an abandoned shack to suggest she was murdered, which stymies the case. But then, four years later, he receives a note, apparently from God, inviting him to go back to the ruined building. He accepts, against his better judgment, and what he finds there changes his life forever. Given whom Spencer is playing, we’re guessing it won’t be a false lead.Hazeldine has been busy setting up the film, which has yet to lock in a release date. As for Worthington, he »

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Sam Worthington to Star in ‘The Shack’ with Octavia Spencer (Exclusive)

30 April 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Worthington will star alongside Octavia Spencer in Lionsgate’s “The Shack,” an adaptation of the best-selling novel by William Paul Young.

Stuart Hazeldine is directing the pic, with Gil Netter producing through Netter Productions along with Brad Cummings. Filming is set to start this spring.

Originally published in 2007, the novel follows a man (Worthington) whose youngest daughter is abducted during a family vacation, with evidence found in an abandoned shack leading authorities to believe she was murdered. Four years later, the man receives a note, apparently from God, inviting him back to the shack. Against his better judgment, he accepts the invitation and finds something there that will change his life forever.

Lionsgate acquired rights to the book in 2013; “The Shack” has sold more than 19 million copies in 39 languages, including 10 million in the U.S. alone.

Mike Paseornek, Lionsgate’s president of motion picture production and development; Matthew Janzen, »

- Justin Kroll

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Could James Cameron be working on four Avatar sequels?

29 April 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Could the Avatar film series actually end up spanning five movies?

Well, composer James Horner has revealed that James Cameron currently has scripts for four follow-up films.

As of now, only three more Avatar movies have been announced, with the first set to be released in late 2017.

Horner told HeyUGuys: "He's got four sequels script-wise, and he's trying to make it into three. And I think that's where the effort is going right now. How do you keep it from expanding into a fifth movie?"

Cameron plans to film the series of three Avatar sequels back-to-back, releasing them in consecutive years.

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will return for the three new movies, with Sigourney Weaver also returning to play a new character.

Avatar was released in 2009, and took a record-breaking $2.8bn at the box office.

Watch a trailer for the film below: »

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Sam Worthington signs on for Den of Thieves movie

28 April 2015 1:56 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Sam Worthington is to star in 'Den of Thieves'. The 'Avatar' actor has signed up to appear alongside Gerard Butler in the heist movie, which has been in development since 1998 but will now start shooting in Los Angeles and Puerto Rico in January 2016. The heist movie follows a crew of notorious bank robbers who target the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles under the nose of a corrupt sheriff's deputy, and will see Butler - who is executive producer - play the thief figuring out the plan. While The Wrap revealed Worthington's casting, they didn't give any information on the character he will play. Christian Gudegast co-wrote the script with Paul Scheuring and, following a number of changes, including Peter Berg being lined up to take the helm, in 2008 it was agreed he would also direct the project. Worthington was last seen in 'Kidnapping Freddy Heineken' and can next »

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Sam Worthington Heads For Den Of Thieves

27 April 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

A little less than a year ago, we reported on Gerard Butler agreeing to star in the long-developing heist thriller Den Of Thieves. It’s taken some time, but the film should finally be shooting this year as The Wrap reports that Sam Worthington is on board to co-star. Writer/director Christian Gudegast originally co-wrote the script with Paul Scheuring back in 1998 and watched it tumble through a void of meetings, drafts and decisions. At one point, Peter Berg appeared set to direct it, but moved on to other things. Then, in 2008, Gudegast was handed the chance to call the shots himself.Butler, who is also an executive producer, is playing the thief figuring out his most audacious robbery yet, taking down the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles under the nose of a corrupt sheriff’s deputy. The plan becomes even more complicated when he’s caught between two groups of criminals. »

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Casting: Worthington, Plaza, Steinfeld, Madsen

27 April 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Den of Thieves

Sam Worthington is set to join Gerard Butler in Christian Gudegast's heist thriller "Den of Thieves" for Relativity Studios. Filming begins in January in Los Angeles and Puerto Rico.

Gudegast directs from his own script which follows a notorious crew of bank robbers who target the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles, right under the nose of a rogue sheriff’s deputy. Mark Canton, Alan Siegel, Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley will produce. [Source: The Wrap]

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Aubrey Plaza ("Parks and Recreation," "The To-Do List") is set to join the cast of Jake Szymanski's comedy "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. Zac Efron and Adam DeVine play brothers who place an online ad to find dates for a wedding, only to have the ad go viral. Anna Kendrick also stars. [Source: Variety]

Break my Heart 1000 Times

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- Garth Franklin

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Sam Worthington to Star in Heist Movie ‘Den of Thieves’ With Gerard Butler (Exclusive)

27 April 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Avatar” star Sam Worthington is set to join Gerard Butler in Relativity Studios’ crime drama “Den of Thieves,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Christian Gudegast will direct from his own screenplay. The heist movie follows a notorious crew of bank robbers who target the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles, right under the nose of a rogue sheriff’s deputy. Representatives for Worthington did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Also Read: James Cameron's First 'Avatar' Sequel Pushed Back to 2017 Mark Canton and Butler’s G-Base producing partner Alan Siegel are teaming with »

- Jeff Sneider

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Director Baltasar Kormakur Talks Everest and His Viking Movie Vikingur

27 April 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While at this year’s CinemaCon, I landed an exclusive interview with director Baltasar Kormákur. He was in Las Vegas to accept the award for International Filmmaker of the Year from CinemaCon and also to promote his upcoming Universal movie Everest. If you’re not familiar with the film, it’s based on a true story and it “documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.” Loaded with an all-star cast featuring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Worthington, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly, Robin Wright, and Keira Knightley, Everest hits theaters September 18th and is one of my most anticipated films of the year after seeing the first footage. Kormákur and I sat down for an interview shortly after he won his award. He talked about where he’s at in post-production, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Time Machine: Burton and Bonham Carter Sporting Matching Hairdos on the Oscars' Red Carpet

24 April 2015 7:44 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »

- D. Zhea

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Selfies at the Australian War Memorial? Shame on you, Summer Bay High

19 April 2015 8:27 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Home and Away manages a rare moment of cultural theory while Gogglebox bows out, leaving only Periscope to satisfy your navel-gazing needs

I wouldn’t normally look to the old-fashioned television soap opera for restrained treatment of delicate and serious issues – I’d be more likely to find gold dust by dragging my beard across a beach.

Soaps are so adept at drawing epic tragedy out of the mundane that even the mere act of popping out to the shops for some cereal can turn into a fatal love tryst, complete with amnesia, drowning, resurrection, and everything spontaneously combusting, including the cereal.

Related: Deadline Gallipoli: Sam Worthington on why his Anzac drama is different

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- Jazz Twemlow

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Low key debut for Deadline Gallipoli

19 April 2015 5:43 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Sam Worthington in Deadline Gallipoli.

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Despite massive promotion and widespread critical acclaim, the premiere of Deadline Gallipoli didn.t draw a big audience on Foxtel but the figures for the full week will be a far more accurate measurement.

The 8.30 pm Sunday screening on showcase had 71,000 viewers in the five metropolitan capitals, according to OzTam.

The WW1 drama produced by Matchbox Pictures and Sam Worthington and John Schwarz.s Full Clip ranked just outside the top 20 shows on pay-tv, behind multiple episodes of The Simpsons.

However the producers and Foxtel rate the opening as a solid number and are confident the overall figures will build through the week with time-shifting and catch--up viewing.

.Deadline Gallipoli is one of the finest drama series that Australia has ever produced," Matchbox Pictures MD Chris Oliver-Taylor tells If. "It showcases a defining moment in Australia.s modern history.

"The overnight numbers are a solid »

- Don Groves

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CinemaCon: First Everest, Sisters and London Has Fallen Posters

19 April 2015 3:51 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Plenty of posters are being set up at CinemaCon right now as studios try to woo exhibitors, and Steve is on the floor snapping plenty of photos. The first Everest poster banks on the outstanding cast—Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, and Sam Worthington—along with the tagline, “Human Beings Are Not Meant to Survive at the Cruising Altitude of a 747.” I cannot argue with that statement. Everest opens September 18th. Here’s the official synopsis: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.  Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Matthew Vaughn to Direct Flash Gordon Remake

17 April 2015 4:31 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

After directing such hits as "Kingsman: The Secret Service," "X-Men: First Class" and "Kick-Ass," director Matthew Vaughn is now negotiating to direct his next movie, a remake of "Flash Gordon." The character was created in 1934 by iconic artist Alex Raymond. Along with the lovely Dale Arden and mad scientist Hans Zasrkov, he ends up on the planet Mongo fighting its tyrannical ruler, Ming the Merciless. Vaughn's film will not be based on the 1980 movie, which is best known for its Queen soundtrack, inspiring George Lucas to make "Star Wars," and more recently, being constantly referenced in "Ted." Instead, the film will be based on the classic "Flash Gordon" comic strip. Back in 2009, Sam Worthington (Avatar) was attached to star in the movie, which was set to be directed by Breck Eisner (The Crazies). »

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Lara Bingle Slams Reporter For Mocking Baby Son’s Name Rocket Zot

6 April 2015 4:11 PM, PDT | GossipCop | See recent GossipCop news »

Lara Bingle is firing back at critics of her choice of baby name for the son she and Sam Worthington just welcomed. As Gossip Cop reported last month, the couple became first-time parents to a baby whose name was later revealed to be Rocket Zot. The unusual moniker generated a lot of buzz online, but Bingle was less than pleased with at least one hater among the Australian press. »

- Daniel Gates

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Lara Bingle Confirms Baby Boy Is Named Rocket Zot by Slamming ''Juvenile'' Journalist on Twitter

6 April 2015 2:57 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lara Bingle has finally confirmed the name of her son with rumored husband Sam Worthington, posting a series of heated tweets aimed at reports poking fun at the unique moniker.  The 27-year-old Australian fashion model and the 38-year-old Avatar star welcomed their first child last month, a baby boy whom they named Rocket Zot, and since Bingle gave birth to the wee one, the fiercely private new parents have stayed mum on their bundle of joy...until now.  "This quote taken from a balderdash article in The Daily Telegraph Australia, April 4, 2015 - is very embarrassing. My sons middle name Is a respectful nod to my late father, whose nickname was affectionately, Zot," she posted on the social »

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Easter TV movie guide: Monday April 6 - Avatar, Groundhog Day

6 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Splash - 10am, BBC Two

A mermaid saves Allen Bauer (Tom Hanks) from drowning and years later attempts to seek him out in New York, in human form. Fantasy from Ron Howard also featuring Daryl Hannah and Eugene Levy.

The Dark Crystal - 12.25pm, Channel 4

Fantasy adventure from Muppets creator Jim Henson, in which a Gelfig embarks on a quest to restore order to his world by retrieving the missing shard of a magical crystal.

Groundhog Day - 2.45pm, Gold

Cynical weatherman Phil Connors, played by Bill Murray, gets trapped in a time loop that causes him to live the same day over and over.

10 Things I Hate About You - 7pm, Film4

William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew gets an update in this team comedy starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - 8.10pm, BBC Three

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) travels the globe »

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