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Everest: Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin are featured in a new image from Everest, covered up against the elements. They star as mountain climbers on an expedition that goes tragically wrong; Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, Robin Wright and Keira Knightley also star. The movie is due in theaters on September 18. [Flickering Myth] Steve Jobs Movie: Kate Winslet (above in this year's Divergent) is the latest star to enter negotiations to appear in the upcoming movie about Steve Jobs, to be directed by Danny Boyle. Her role is described as the female lead; Michael Fassbender will play Apple cofounder Jobs, with Seth Rogen set to costar as fellow Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak. [Variety] Suburban Gothic Trailer: The first trailer...
- Peter Martin
According to Variety, Kate Winslet is in negotiations to take on the lead female role in Universal Picture’s Steve Jobs biopic. She will join Michael Fassbender, who is set to play Jobs, and Seth Rogen, who is on board to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jeff Daniels is also looking to join the project as former Apple President John Scully.
Danny Boyle is directing the film from a script written by Aaron Sorkin. The movie was originally set up at Sony Pictures, but they just couldn’t seem to get it together, so they kind of just gave up on it and let Universal Pictures take it.
There’s no word on who Winslet will play in the movie, but it’s probably the same role that Natalie Portman was up for before she dropped out. If that’s the case, Winslet could be playing Jobs’ daughter, but that’s not confirmed. »
- Joey Paur
After sputtering its way through development hell, the Aaron Sorkin-penned film, Jobs, continues to show signs of forward momentum. Despite directors and actors like David Fincher and Christian Bale walking away from it, the film lives. Even Sony dropping the film from its slate didn't kill this thing. Now with a new lease on life over at Universal pictures, with Danny Boyle at the helm, and with Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen set to star in it, comes news of the film potentially finding its female lead. Last month, it was Natalie Portman who was said to be in talks for the part, but those talks fizzled.
According to Variety, the new actress that's being pursued is Kate Winslet. This would be another high-profile "get" for the production, as Winslet has been nominated for 6 Academy Awards- with a win for Best Actress for her work in The Reader. It's »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
More than a few of the famous faces we singled out last year have gone on to bigger and better things and become household names (we’re looking at you, Miles Teller and future Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac). Our previous breakout stars have become Hollywood A-listers: Michael Fassbender, Chris Hemsworth, Melissa McCarthy and Jessica Chastain, just to name drop a few of the now-famous faces who have graced our Breakout lists of years past. And of course, there was the Queen of 2013, Oscar winner and fashion plate Lupita N’yongo.
With those accurate predictions behind us, we definitely think we’ve got an eye on spotting Hollywood’s next-big-things.
Critical praise, box office success and award nominations have all made these thesps front and centre this year. Some of them are familiar faces from TV or the popular sidekick in movies (Hi, Chris Pratt!), but »
- Rachel West
Winslet will take the female lead, which was previously expected to go to Natalie Portman.
Jeff Daniels is also reported to be in talks for the role of former Apple president John Scully.
Aaron Sorkin is writing the script.
Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet is said to be the frontrunner for the female lead in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, according to Variety. Originally Natalie Portman had been approached for the role but negotiations have fallen through.
The film is based on the Walter Isaacson-penned biography about the apple founder Steve Jobs. The film has had some issues over the past few weeks with both Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale dropping out, as well as original director David Fincher leaving the project. Sony was originally funding before letting it go, allowing Universal to pick up the project.
The film currently has no official release date, and is being directed by Danny Boyle with a script from Aaron Sorkin. Kate Winslet is set to join a cast that includes Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs with Seth Rogan as Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels as John Scully.
The post Kate Winslet »
- Thomas Roach
• Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal is in talks for director Zhang Yimou's untitled Great Wall pic. The film, which marks Yimou's English-language debut, follows a group of people who fight to protect the iconic landmark. Matt Damon is also in talks for the film. Tony Gilroy wrote the most recent draft of the script. Production is scheduled to begin this Spring, with a U.S. release date set for Nov. 23, 2016. [The Wrap] • Michael Stuhlbarg has signed on for Universal's Steve Jobs movie. Danny Boyle is directing the film, which has Seth Rogen in the role of Steve Wozniak and Michael Fassbender »
- C. Molly Smith
And now, an update on the Aaron Sorkin/Danny Boyle Steve Jobs film that doesn’t come from a leaked e-mail. After Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman passed on a role, it seems Oscar winner Kate Winslet is the latest actress up for the female lead in the film. She’d star opposite Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth […]
- Germain Lussier
It seems every piece of news touches upon Sony this week, and their former Steve Jobs biopic, now housed at Universal, continues to add to what is turning into a stellar cast for the Danny Boyle-directed, Aaron Sorkin-penned walk and talk, and talk and talk and talk. Variety reports that Kate Winslet is in negotiations to join Michael Fassbender (as Jobs) and Seth Rogen (as Steve Wozniak) in "Jobs." Other actors in play include Jeff Daniels circling the part of Apple president John Scully, with Michael Stuhlbarg signing up for the role of computer scientist Andy Hertzfeld, according to Deadline. As for Winslet? There's no word on what character she might play. Also on deck for the actress is the recently wrapped "The Dressmaker." Screen Daily has the first look (up top) at the comedy about "a glamorous woman with a penchant for haute couture who returns to »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Two weeks after actress Natalie Portman passed on the female lead in Universal's Steve Jobs biopic, the studio is in talks with Kate Winslet for the role. If a deal is finalized, she will star alongside Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen, who are playing Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. We also reported earlier this month that Jeff Daniels is circling the role of Apple CEO John Sculley, although a formal offer isn't in place yet.
The plot is based on Walter Isaacson's memoir, which is adapted by Aaron Sorkin. The story will be set backstage at the launch of three major Apple products, the Mac computer, Apple Next and the original iPod. No details about the female lead have been revealed, but Aaron Sorkin said last month that Steve Jobs' daughter Lisa is the "heroine" of the movie, so it's possible that Kate Winslet may be playing her. »
As Sony’s strife with the cyber-hack continues, one of their projects recently that shuffled to another studio is charging forward. After the studio bailed on their Steve Jobs biopic, Universal swooped in to pick up the pieces. With a script from Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle in the director’s chair, it’s hard to believe this project ever had difficulty locking down its cast during its time with Sony… but Universal aren’t messing around. Per Variety, Oscar-winner Kate Winslet is now in the running for the female lead.
Recent talk had linked Natalie Portman to the role, but due to unknown circumstances, her deal never went through. Now that Winslet is in talks with the studio though, the idea of cameras rolling in the near future doesn’t seem impossible. Should she nail down a deal, the British actress will be starring alongside Michael Fassbender, who nabbed »
- Gem Seddon
While Sony Pictures is dealing with the fallout from the North Korean cyber-attack, a former Sony project is barreling forward. Universal Pictures recently picked up the Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs biopic from Sony, and while the film had trouble firming up its cast, it appears that things are finally coming together. Michael Fassbender is set to play the Apple innovator, Seth Rogen is onboard as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Danny Boyle is firmly in the director’s chair. Now, after Natalie Portman previously flirted with the role, it appears that Kate Winslet is now in line to join the project as the female lead. More after the jump. Per Variety, Kate Winslet is in early negotiations to play the female lead in Jobs. Details regarding the role are unclear at this time, but the movie is structured like a play as it’s comprised of only three major »
- Adam Chitwood
The pic is based on the Walter Isaacson biography and was originally set up at Sony before Universal picked it up out of turnaround when Sony let it go.
Jeff Daniels is also circling the role of former Apple president John Scully, though no offer is in place.
Given the pedigree of the pic, it’s no surprise Winslet was drawn to the role. She’s already garnered six Oscar nominations and one win for best actress for her performance in “The Reader.”
She can be seen next reprising her role as Jeanine »
- Justin Kroll
The upcoming Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic, a former Sony Pictures project, is moving right along at Universal Pictures as more casting talk is underway. At this point we know for sure (for now) that Michael Fassbender is set to play Jobs and Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak. We recently heard that the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film was looking at Jeff Daniels to play former Apple CEO John Sculley and that Natalie Portman was being eyed for a role. It seems like Portman may have passed »
- Graham McMorrow
Mackie will play Butchie Jones, a football star who wants to grant the final wish of a dying fourteen-year-old who adores the gridironer. It’s not an easy wish, though; the kid wants the football star to help him score with a girl before he dies. [Source: Deadline]
Thompson will star alongside Michael B. Jordan as the grandson of Apollo Creed, a kid raised in the lap of luxury, who has a natural instinct for boxing and pursues a career in the sweet science, against his family's wishes. »
- Garth Franklin
Kate Winslet is in negotiations for the female lead in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic at Universal Pictures. If she signs on, she'll join a cast that includes Michael Fassbender as the late Apple co-founder, along with Seth Rogen, Michael Stuhlbarg and potentially Jeff Daniels. [Source: Variety]
Wu plays a ruthless warrior who takes a young boy on a dangerous journey together to find enlightenment. Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger and Oliver Stark also star in the show which is aiming for a late 2015 or early 2016 release. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
With the Christmas Day release of Angelina Jolie‘s latest directorial effort, Unbroken, quickly approaching, the Internet has been abuzz about her leading man, Jack O’Connell. The film, about the extraordinary life of U.S. Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, is the 24-year-old actor’s biggest stateside project to date, and critics are touting him as the next big thing. However, one look back at his impressive, young career and you’ll see he’s already bigger than you realized.
Before Unbroken, the Derby, England-born O’Connell made his acting debut in the British soap opera Doctors. From there, he made several minor TV appearances, hit the stage in the play Scarborough at the Edinburgh Festival, and had a small role in this year’s 300: Rise of an Empire. However, for a true glimpse at his remarkable, star-worthy talent, take a look at his career highlights.
He broke everyone »
- Tara Aquino
Following on from the controversy surrounding the all-white casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings, legendary Star Trek actor and King of the Memes George Takei has spoken out against the proposed casting choices for the American adaptation of popular anime Akira.
It was reported by Deadline that the cast choices included Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) and James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) for Testuo and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Chris Pine (Horrible Bosses 2), Joaquin Phoenix (Her) and Justin Timberlake (Friends with Benefits) for Kaneda.
“The manga and anime phenomenon is mostly white in this country,” he told The Advocate, speaking out against the casting. “It originated in Japan, and, of course, it has a huge Asian fan following. But it’s the multi-ethnic Americans »
- Luke Owen
Exclusive: Aaron Sorkin is reconfirming his dedication to chronicling the rise and scandalous fall of a presidential candidate. The Newsroom and West Wing creator, one of Hollywood’s most outspoken voices in the recent Sony hacking attack, has extended his option on Nyt bestseller The Politician, Andrew Young’s explosive 2010 tell-all about the adultery scandal that ended former North Carolina Senator John Edwards’ 2008 Democratic Presidential campaign.
Young exposed shocking details of the married Edwards’ secret affair with campaign staffer Rielle Hunter that yielded an illegitimate child. The Politician revealed how Young, a volunteer in Edwards’ 1998 Senate run who became his trusted right hand man, was asked to help cover up Edwards’ adultery, fake paternity test results, and claim the child as his own for the Presidential hopeful.
The lid was blown when a tabloid newspaper uncovered the affair, which blindsided Edwards’ cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth and led to the implosion of Edwards’ presidential run. »
- Jen Yamato
Updated: On the day Sony cancels the release of The Interview, Screen charts the timeline of events in the hacking crisis.
Monday, 24 November
A group calling itself #Gop - Guardians of Peace - claims responsibility for the attack. The group claims: “We’ve obtained all your internal data including your secrets”, and threatens to release the data if the company fails to comply with its terms.
Tuesday, 25 November
Thursday, 27 November
Some of Sony’s new and upcoming films, which have been acquired by hackers, begin appearing on peer-to-peer sharing websites.
Saturday, 29 November
It is reported that Sony is investigating a link between the hackers and North Korea.
Links are drawn »
- Laurence.Bartleet@city.ac.uk (Larry Bartleet)
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