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Julius Onah will direct from a screenplay by Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) and Doug Jung (Star Trek Beyond) about scientists who trigger a catastrophe when they tap into a mysterious power in search of new energy.
Paramount will release God Particle on February 24, 2017. »
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Casting continues on Bad Robot Productions’ sci-fi thriller God Particle, with Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) signing on to appear in the J.J. Abrams-produced project.
The duo join the already announced David Oyelowo (Selma), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion), John Krasinski (13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager) and Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War) in the film, which is being directed by Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble) .
According to THR, the film follows the crew of “a space station who find themselves alone after a scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear. When a space shuttle appears, the space station crew must determine if those aboard are friend or foe.”
God Particle is slated for release on February 24th 2017.
- Gary Collinson
The cast for the J.J. Abrams-produced God Particle keeps getting better and better. The latest additions to Julius Onah‘s (The Girl in Trouble) film are Chris O’Dowd (The Sapphires), John Ortiz (Togetherness), Aksel Hennie (The Martian), and Zhang Ziyi (The Grandmaster). Production on the sci-fi film, which may or may not be related to Cloverfield, begins June 10th. Below, learn more about […]
- Jack Giroux
Bad Robot’s starry ensemble cast for God Particle only continues to balloon. No sooner had we brought you the news that Irishman Chris O’Dowd had joined the roster of talent in place of John Krasinski and now it’s emerging that John Ortiz and Aksel Hennie have inked deals to board the intriguing sci-fi thriller.
Indeed, Ortiz and Hennie’s additions all but cap off the casting spree, with the final casting docket also boasting Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, and Zhang Ziyi. It’s understood production is now pegged to begin on June 10 in Los Angeles.
Nigerian filmmaker Julius Onah is the one behind the camera, bringing God Particle to life via Oren Uziel and Doug Jung’s original screenplay. Though the evocative title would lead you to believe that Onah’s sophomore feature film revolves around the Higgs Boson – a subatomic particle held »
- Michael Briers
Production will begin on June 10 in Los Angeles with Nigerian filmmaker Julius Onah (“The Girl Is in Trouble”) directing from a screenplay by Oren Uziel and Doug Jung. Paramount has dated the film for a Feb. 24, 2017, release.
The story centers on the efforts of scientists aboard an international space station to tap into a new energy source — the mysterious “God Particle.” They inadvertently trigger catastrophic side effects.
Abrams directed, produced and wrote “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Ortiz starred in “Steve Jobs” as Joel Pforzheimer, a journalist who interviews Jobs throughout the film. »
- Dave McNary
John Ortiz has been tapped to round out the cast of God Particle, the Julius Onah-helmed sci-fi pic from Paramount Pictures and Jj Abrams’ Bad Robot. Production is now set to begin June 10 in Los Angeles on the movie that already stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris O'Dowd, Zhang Ziyi and Aksel Hennie. A February 24, 2017 release date has been staked out. The script from 22 Jump Street‘s Oren Uziel and Star Trek Beyond‘s Doug Jung… »
Director Julius Onah will be working with one hell of a cast once filming starts for God Particle. THR has learned that Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, The It Crowd) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs Of A Geisha) have signed up for the J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi thriller, joining David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The film will follow "crew... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Chris O’Dowd has joined the growing cast of Bad Robot’s upcoming sci-fi movie God Particle. They join the already cast David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Daniel Bruhl in the space adventure, which revolves around crewmembers aboard a space station who find themselves alone after a scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear. When a space shuttle appears, the space station crew must determine if they are friend or foe.
Ziyi Zhang, who found an international audience in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon has also reportedly joined the space mission, so reports The Hollywood Reporter.
- Paul Heath
"The It Crowd" funnyman Chris O'Dowd and acclaimed Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi have joined the cast of the sci-fi thriller "God Particle" which J.J. Abrams is producing for his Bad Robot Productions label.
David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Bruhl and Elizabeth Debicki have already signed on to play crew members aboard a space station who find themselves alone after a scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear. Zhang will play one of the crew members.
When a space shuttle appears, the crew must determine if those aboard are friend or foe. Julius Onah is directing the movie. The film will shortly begin production ahead of a February 24th 2017 release.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Jessica Chastain is getting real when it comes to gender equality in Hollywood. In the latest issue of Porter magazine, the Crimson Peak actress shares her thoughts on the issue. "When you have both genders represented, then you have a healthier point of view," Chastain, 39, says. "You don't feel a hierarchy; you don't have anyone feeling like they are being left out or bullied or humiliated. Sometimes, being the only girl on a set, you can feel like a sexual object." When it comes to gender equality, this isn't the first time Chastain has let her voice be heard. In an October interview with Variety, »
- Christina Dugan, @Christina_Dugan
The Asian Film Awards Academy will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to the venerable Japanese actress Kiki Kirin and to the veteran Hong Kong action choreographer-director Yuen Wo-ping at the Afa Ceremony on March 17th. This award recognizes film professionals who inspire excellence in others, and in their lifetime have made fundamental achievements and lasting impact of outstanding artistic, cultural and commercial significance in Asian Cinema.
Dr. Wilfred Wong, Chairman of the Afa Academy, said: “Master Yuen has brought Chinese martial arts to new heights through his constant innovation and creativity in action films that he has made over a decades-long career in Hong Kong, China and internationally. Ms. Kiki is an actress who is adored by many. Her mesmerizing and charismatic persona has inspired some of the most respected Japanese master filmmakers of our time. The works they have made that are loved by Japanese and international audiences would »
- Sebastian Nadilo
Juliette Binoche: "It is a way of starting a wave that will begin to change ideas and consciences.” Photo: Unifrance
French actress Juliette Binoche (Sils Maria) and American actress Jessica Chastain (The Martian) have set up a production company called We Do It Together to finance and promote films that will help to change the image of women on screen.
Others involved in the project include Queen Latifah, Freida Pinto, Ziyi Zhang, and directors Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Amma Asante (Belle) and Marielle Heller (The Diary Of A Teenage Girl) as well as director Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now).
The aim is to find funding from both public and private sources to enable film and television content to be made which will help to counteract the frequently sexist attitudes and female roles offered by Hollywood.
Initially the aim is to make six 15 minute films by women directors - and any profits »
- Richard Mowe
What a lousy year for long-delayed sequels: It may not be a stink bomb of “Zoolander 2” proportions, but in many ways “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” feels like an even more cynical cash grab. Trading on the pedigree of Ang Lee’s 2000 Oscar winner but capturing none of its soulful poetry, this martial-arts mediocrity has airborne warriors aplenty but remains a dispiritingly leaden affair with its mechanical storytelling, purely functional action sequences and clunky English-language performances. The result has grossed a healthy $32 million in China so far and began its Stateside streaming release on Friday (while opening on about a dozen Imax screens), but regardless of how it fares, exec producer Harvey Weinstein’s latest dubious non-contribution to Asian cinema will add some quick coin but no luster to Netflix’s library.
The singular magic that made Lee’s film such a boundary-breaking triumph — it won »
- Justin Chang
Freida Pinto is a renowned social activist who essentially works towards the development of women and the actress has taken yet another step in this direction. Freida along with renowned Hollywood personalities like Jessica Chastian, Juliette Binoche, Queen Latifah, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke and actress Ziyi Zhang among others will be launching nonprofit organization created to finance and produce content related to women empowerment. This Ngo called We Do It Together will focus on films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media dedicated to create content that will change perceptions of female stereotypes. An insider reveals the thought behind why this team came about this subject, "The move comes after the revelation last fall that the The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was interviewing dozens of female directors about the discrimination they face in both film and television. Women currently receive only 16% of the episodic TV directing jobs, and last »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
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Jessica Chastain, Juliette Binoche, Freida Pinto, Catherine Hardwicke, Amma Asante, Marielle Heller, Ziyi Zhang, Haifaa Al Mansour, and more women have launched the company We Do It Together to produce films and TV that boost the empowerment of women, Variety reports.
Though The Graduate upholds some of the classic tropes of Hollywood romantic comedy dating back to the 1930s—especially in its climactic deployment of a runaway bride—Benjamin’s paralyzing emotional disconnect from the world around him is what makes his story both fresh and particular to its own time.
- TFS Staff
Some of Hollywood’s biggest names have come together to form a new nonprofit organization focusing on the empowerment of women in entertainment. We Do It Together will commission films, documentaries, television, and additional media content to showcase positive female influences. Performers Jessica Chastain, Queen Latifah, Juliette Binoche, Freida Pinto, and Ziyi Zhang are just a few of several women on the advisory board for the company along with directors Catherine Hardwicke, Amma Asante, and Marielle Heller. The nonprofit will raise capital from grants, governments, corporate sponsors, and individual donations to invest in the production of films. They will work in conjunction with respected actors, directors, and producers to create opportunities for exciting new voices in the industry. The company plans to announce their first film at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival. We Do It Together is also scheduled to participate at the United Nations’ 3rd Annual Power »
Queen Latifah has teamed up with actresses Jessica Chastain and Juliette Binoche, and director Catherine Hardwicke to launch a production company called We Do It Together (Wdit), which will focus on producing films and TV programming by and about women. The non-profit company is planning to develop a slate of "inspiring" films that they hope will help ensure future opportunities for known and emerging women voices within the industry. The We Do It Together (Wdit) advisory board includes Chastain, Latifah, Binoche and Harwicke along with director Amma Asante; Henry Louis Gates; actress Freida Pinto; director Hany Abu-Assad; actress Zhang Ziyi; »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Gender equality in the movie industry has been a hot topic over the last year, and now, a group of Hollywood hotshots are taking matters into their own hands. According to Deadline, actresses Jessica Chastain, Queen Latifah, Frieda Pinto and Juliette Binoche, along with Ziyi Zhang and Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, are banding together as members of the advisory board of a new non-profit called We Do It Together. The organization reportedly hopes to finance and produce various types of content, including films, documentaries, and television shows, that is specifically targeted at empowering women. The Women of Oscar - Nominees »
- Naja Rayne, @najarayne
Gender equality in the movie industry has been a hot topic over the last year, and now, a group of Hollywood hotshots are taking matters into their own hands. According to Deadline, actresses Jessica Chastain, Queen Latifah, Frieda Pinto and Juliette Binoche, along with Ziyi Zhang and Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, are banding together as members of the advisory board of a new non-profit called We Do It Together. The organization reportedly hopes to finance and produce various types of content, including films, documentaries, and television shows, that is specifically targeted at empowering women. The report adds that the company's »
- Naja Rayne, @najarayne
This year's Greenroom for the 88th Oscars Ceremony will transport presenters and nominees to what feels like a late 20th century private home high up in the Hollywood hills. Built entirely from scratch and located just steps away from the Dolby Theater stage, the room is meant to feel like "some place very familiar, and very American, but with distinct European highlights," according to a spokesperson for Rolex, whose interior design team created the space. The cozy main room is characterized by "warm but subtle tones of the walnut wood, beige leather and Venetian stucco" and features a wooden bookcase illuminated by recessed lighting. »
- Michael Miller, @write_miller
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