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Lee, who also has a part in Summit and Lionsgate’s upcoming tentpole Gods of Egypt, will play Sarah, the “cool ringleader of a maniacal group of models,” according to Deadline, which broke news of the casting. She joins Super 8 and Maleficent actress Elle Fanning, whom Refn has set to play an aspiring model who becomes mired in a world of beauty and demise.
Along with Lee’s casting came some spoiler-y plot details for The Neon Demon, which you can check out below. Seeing as we don’t know the name of Fanning’s lead yet, these could either be massive plot points or minor details. Consider yourself warned:
In Neon Demon, she [Lee] plays a »
- Isaac Feldberg
Abbey Lee, the Australian model turned actress, is in talks to join Nicolas Winding Refn's upcoming film The Neon Demon, according to Deadline. She will star with Elle Fanning, who joined the production not too long ago. In Neon Demon, she plays a cool ringleader that other girls want to follow. Envious, emotionally unstable and a tad delusional, she shows her true maniacal colors in the end. After first creeping Jesse out by sucking the blood out of her wound, she ends up killing and later eating Jesse to absorb her virginal youth and beauty.I do not know if Elle Fanning is Jesse or not. But does this sucking of blood from a wound only to later eat this person named Jesse make Abby Lee the demon? Time will...
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Nicolas Winding Refn‘s female-led horror film The Neon Demon has found a new star in Abbey Lee, who’ll join previously cast lead Elle Fanning. That’s the pretty good news. The really great news is that with her comes a host of new details about the mysterious project. To sum up, this film sounds bonkers in […]
- Angie Han
Abbey Lee, who you might know as the immediately captivating finger squasher in the Mad Max: Fury Road trailer, will co-star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s upcoming L.A.-based horror film, The Neon Demon. Set to star Elle Fanning as an aspiring model, The Neon Demon is written by Refn and Mary Laws. Deadline reports Refn has cast Lee as…
The post Mad Max’s Abbey Lee to co-star in Refn’s Neon Demon appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
When we first heard about Disney's plans to make a live-action Beauty and the Beast, we immediately thought Emma Watson would be perfect for the part. And what do you know, she officially joined the cast this week! That got us thinking: what else can we predict? Sure, Lily James is set to star in the live-action Cinderella, and, of course, we've already seen Elle Fanning as Aurora in Maleficent. Even so, we still can't help but dream up our own casting. Keep scrolling to see who we'd pick for all the other Disney princesses. »
Lee is negotiating to play the role of Sarah, the cool ringleader of a maniacal group of models. Shooting aims to begin at the end of March in Los Angeles.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Fury (WWII-set action-drama; Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena; rated R) Gone Girl (twisty thriller directed by David Fincher; Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris; rated R) The Judge (drama; Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton; rated R) Low Down (drama; John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Glenn Close; rated R) My Old Lady (drama; Kevin Kline...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Stars: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Nika Futterman, Maurice Lamarche | Written by Irena Brignull, Adam Pava | Directed by Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
Below the streets of Cheesebridge live the Boxtrolls, a community of cave-dwelling and cardboard box-wearing creatures, who are believed to pose a threat to the citizens of the town and their children. However, in truth, they really pose no such threat and have even raised an orphaned boy, Eggs (voice of Isaac Hempstead Wright), as one of their own. Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), a local pest exterminator, hatches a plan to get rid of the Boxtrolls for good as a means of securing his place within the town’s cheese-loving elite. When the Boxtrolls hear of Archibald’s plan it then falls to Eggs to save the day, since he is the only »
- Phil Wheat
Documentaries “How to Change the World” and “(T)error” have won this year’s Candescent Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
The grant is awarded by Candescent Films in partnership with the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. Created by Lilly Hartley, the award goes to “powerful social-issue films” that premiere at the festival and have been supported during production by the Dfp.
“How to Change the World,” from Day One Film and directed by Jerry Rothwell, centers on the eclectic group of young pioneers who founded Greenpeace organization and defined the modern green movement.
“(T)error” is directed by Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe and exec produced by Eugene Jarecki. It marks the first time that filmmakers have had access to an active counterterrorism sting, documenting the action as it unfolds on the ground.
Candescent Films supports documentaries that illuminate social issues through character-driven stories. Past projects include »
- Dave McNary
Bryan Singer just announced the actors we first told you about two weeks ago via his twitter account. They are...
Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015
Happy New Year everyone! Good to be back on the fanboy grind.
Late last fall, the word got out that Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld were among the young ladies being eyed to play young Jean Grey in Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalypse, while Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothee Chalamet were under consideration for the role of young Cyclops.
Well, it looks like those names were preliminary because I got a new batch of names and these young folks are actually testing for the roles at this stage.
Producer Simon Kinberg has already stated that the film will bring in younger actors to play Cyclops, »
- El Mayimbe
Sneak Peek the industry's top film actresses of the moment, covering the February 2015 issue of "W" magazine, as part of its annual 'Best Performances' movie issue, photographed by Tim Walker:
Actresses include Amy Adams ("Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"), Scarlett Johansson ("Avengers: Age Of Ultron"), Shailene Woodley (Divergent"), Keira Knightley ("The Imitation Game"), Reese Witherspoon ("The Wild"), Julianne Moore ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1"), Emma Stone ("Birdman"), Elle Fanning ("Maleficent"), Dakota Fanning ("Effie Gray"), Meryl Streep ("Into The Woods") and Emily Blunt ("Edge Of Tomorrow").
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- Michael Stevens
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Annabelle (horror prequel of The Conjuring; Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard; rated R) The Boxtrolls (animated; voices: Elle Fanning, Tracy Morgan; also available in 3D; rated PG) Lucy (sci-fi/action directed by Luc Besson; Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman; rated R) Dear White People (comedy; Tyler James Williams, Teyonah Parris; rated R) Laggies (comedy; Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz; rated R) The Mule (crime film...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Focus Features received 6 Oscar nominations, 5 for "Theory of Everything" and 1 for "The Boxtrolls." The studio sent quotes from the nominees including Best Actor contender Eddie Redmayne and Best Actress nominee Felicity Jones. Take a look at the quotes, then watch my fun interviews for both "Theory of Everything" and "The Boxtrolls" below.
.What a great day for everyone at Focus. The five nominations for The Theory Of Everything, including one for Best Picture, recognize the heart and hard work that it took to bring this inspirational story to the screen. And the Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film for The Boxtrolls is a tribute to our partners at Laika, where hundreds of artists literally make magic every day. Congratulations to all our nominees! I.m so proud!.
Bryan Singer's new X-Men film is homing in on its Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm...
Director Bryan Singer is in charge of the second of the three X-Men movies we've going to be getting on cinemas screens in 2016. Following Deadpool and preceding Gambit, X-Men: Apocalypse will pick things up after X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and the casting for the film is well underway.
But who's going to be playing the likes of young Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm?
Let's start with Jean Grey. Playing by Famke Jannsen in the original X-Men movies, the current contenders for the part in X-Men: Apocalypse are apparently Game Of Thrones' Sophie Turner, Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Elle Fanning (Maleficent) and Saorise Ronan (Hanna). If you need to put faces to names. »
The recent X-Men films have given us glimpses into the past, introducing the classic characters we.ve all grown to know and love. We.ve seen a young Charles Xavier played by James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, otherwise known as Magneto, and Raven a.k.a. Mystique played by Jennifer Lawrence. And the newest edition to the franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse will introduce some familiar students of Xavier.s School For Gifted Youngsters, including Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm. The contenders for the roles are in. For young cyclops. Taron Egerton, Jamie Blackley and Tye Sheridan. For young Jean Grey. Sophie Turner and Saoirse Ronan. And for young Storm. Alexandra Shipp and Zendaya Coleman. This strew of new names is completely different from the rumors we.ve heard on the project in the last few months. First we heard name drops of Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld »
Cyclops and Jean Grey are two of the most iconic X-Men of all-time, but they never really got the big screen treatment they deserved in the original trilogy. That's what makes X-Men: Apocalypse so exciting; writer Simon Kinberg and director Bryan Singer finally have a chance to make up for past mistakes! Last year, a shortlist emerged which revealed that Ben Hardy (Eastenders), Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society) and Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar) were all being considered for Cyclops. Last night, we discovered that Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Jamie Blackley (If I Stay), and Tye Sheridan (Mud) might just be the favourites, with the latter possibly a frontunner. On the Jean Grey front, Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) and Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) may be in the running. The question now of course is which of these actors would you most like to »
As of now, the only confirmed cast member for X-Men: Apocalypse is Oscar Isaac, who signed on in November to play the villainous Apocalypse himself. A number of actresses such as Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld were mentioned as contenders to play a young Jean Grey in November, while Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothée Chalamet were in contention to play Scott Summers, a.k.a. Cyclops. Today, Latino Review reveals that a number of new actors and actresses are testing for the roles of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm, none of whom were mentioned in previous reports.
We reported in March that X-Men: Apocalypse is set in the 1980s, with producer Simon Kinberg confirming in September that the superhero adventure will re-cast younger actors for the iconic roles of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm. Actors currently testing for Cyclops are Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service »
Back in November a list of potential candidates for the roles of the younger Cyclops and Jean Grey in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse arrived online, which included the likes of Ben Hardy (EastEnders), Charlie Rowe (Neverland), Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar), Chloe Moretz (The Equalizer), Elle Fanning (Maleficent) and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit). Since then, we haven’t heard any movement on the casting of those characters, but now Latino-Review has a rumoured shortlist of new names for Scott and Jean, as well as that of Storm.
According to the site, Taron Edgerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) Jamie Blackley (If I Stay) and Tye Sheridan (Mud) are up for Cyclops, with Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) and Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) are in the frame for Jean Grey and Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) and Zendaya Coleman (K.C. Undercover) are being considered for the role of Storm. Jeff Sneider adds that he’s heard »
- Gary Collinson
Larry Wilmore may not be the only African American host in late night television. Neil deGrasse Tyson, noted astrophysicist and the Internet’s favorite person ever behind Benedict Cumberbatch and Patrick Stewart, is reportedly moving his hit podcast Star Talk to the National Geographic Channel, Deadline reports.
The show is inspired by NPR’s Car Talk and features Tyson speaking with celebrities about everything from science to pop culture to comedy. “It will be National Geographic’s very first talk show so we look forward to how this plays out,” Tyson said to a group of journalists at the Winter TV Press Tour 2015.
Tyson previously hosted Fox’s remake of the documentary series Cosmos, and we previously reported that he has an awful lot of thoughts about Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. He recently also attracted some unwanted attention from religious types after tweeting that Isaac Newton shared a birthday with Jesus Christ. »
- Brian Welk
According to a report over at The Wrap Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Twixt) is in negotiations to star in Nicolas Winding Refn's upcoming female-driven horror film, Neon Demon. Fanning will play an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise. "Elle Fanning is a super cool wonder woman and I look forward to going on a terrifying trip with her into 'The Neon Demon,'" said Refn, the acclaimed director of the "Pusher" trilogy.Refn wrote this new film along with newcomer Mary Laws. Longtime Refn production partner Lene Børglum will produce once again under the pair's Space Rocket banner. Production begins in Los Angeles this March. The film was being sold by Wild Bunch and Gaumont at Afm this past Fall. ...
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