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Lawrence wrote a post on her Facebook page describing the director as one of her "closest friends", and said that she's "having a blast" making the biopic.
"Hey guys," she wrote. "It's Jen! I know I don't go on here a lot because I can barely work email but there's been a terrible rumour going around the last 24 hours so I wanted to clear it up.
"David O Russell is one of my closest friends and we have an amazing collaborative working relationship. I adore this man and he does not deserve this tabloid malarkey.
"This movie is going great and I'm having a blast making it!"
Post by Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence created the Facebook post after TMZ reported that the pair had been arguing on set as a form of method acting. »
- Dave McNary
After all these years, the story of Rick Deckard will continue. A Blade Runner sequel started to pick up steam back in 2011 when it was announced that Ridley Scott would return to direct. While Scott is still creatively involved, it has been revealed that he'll be passing the torch to another director. What is still a big surprise, even after his involvement in the latest Star Wars film, is that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard:
Press Release via /Film: "Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2015 — Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve to (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Film is scheduled to start principle photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the »
- Jonathan James
Deadline is reporting that at long last, the Blade Runner sequel has been confirmed, with Harrison Ford set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Unfortunately, Ridley Scott will not return as director, but in his place will be Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve.
The plan is for production to get underway in summer 2016 with Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original) and Michael Green penning the script. Plot details are, of course, scarce, but from what we understand the sequel will take place several decades after the events of the original (which makes sense given Ford’s age).
“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,” Alcon Entertainment’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most »
- Matt Joseph
Once you’re in with David O. Russell, you’re really in. The Oscar-nominated director’s next film, buzzy biopic Joy, will reunite him with American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, ensuring another round of Oscar nominations for them all. Luckily, though, it won’t be all familiar faces for Russell: Sideways actress Virginia Madsen has just joined the cast, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
The film, set for a prime awards season release on Christmas Day this year, will focus on Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano (Lawrence), who began inventing at a young age and eventually hit it big with the Mop and Huggable Hampers, in addition to more than 100 other patents. As her empire grew, Mangano also juggled the responsibilities of playing single mom to three children.
Edgar Ramirez also stars, though the specifics of his, Cooper’s, De Niro »
- Isaac Feldberg
Felicity Jones is in talks to appear in the 'Star Wars' stand-alone movie. The 'Theory of Everything' actress will reportedly take the female lead role in the project after actresses went for their reading and testing meetings in Los Angeles last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara were other possible female leads whilst the production company are reportedly interested in Aaron Paul or Edgar Ramirez for the male lead role. The 31-year-old actress has made quite a name for herself after starring as Stephen Hawking's first wife, Jane in the biographical drama about his life, receiving an Oscar and a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Jane. Meanwhile, Chris Weitz was recently confirmed as the screenwriter for the upcoming 'Star Wars' movie. The 45-year-old director - who has worked on a wide range of films, including 'About a Boy' »
Because Hollywood never met a dead franchise it couldn’t resuscitate, this year will see the arrival of a new Rocky spinoff, titled Creed. Warner Bros. just announced that it has set the pic for the already-crowded Thanksgiving weekend, where it will duke it out with Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, Ridley Scott’s sci-fi The Martian, Mud director Jeff Nichols’ sci-fi Midnight Special, and an untitled Christmas comedy from 50/50 collaborators Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Michael B. Jordan (The Fantastic Four) stars as the grandson of Apollo Creed, that fearsome fighter with whom Sylvester Stallone’s beloved Rocky did battle in the original series. Stallone will co-star alongside Dear White People breakout Tessa Thompson, but the most exciting aspect of this otherwise dubious proposition is that it will reteam Jordan with his Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler (pictured above). Based on the merits of their last partnership, this may »
- Isaac Feldberg
Briefly: Warner Bros. has set some new holiday release dates according to Box Office Mojo. First up, Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler's Rocky spin-off Creed starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone will arrive pretty quickly with a release date now set for a prime Thanksgiving weekend release on November 25th this fall. In addition, the studio has set another nostalgic project, the reboot of Point Break from director Ericson Core, for a Christmas Day release instead of the previous summer debut. Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey star in the remake no one wanted, but we're getting anyway. »
- Ethan Anderton
While we're eagerly counting down the days to the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, work has begun on the casting for the Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) directed stand alone spin-off, which recently saw Chris Weitz (About A Boy, The Golden Compass) replace Gary Whitta (Book of Eli, After earth) as screen writer, to the mega popular franchise. Several ultra secret auditions and test readings have taken place over the last few weeks for the female lead in the mysterious project, and from a group of actresses that include Rooney Mara and t.v. show Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Felicity Jones, fresh off her Oscar nominated turn in The Theory of Everything, is in talks to take the lead. A imprentrable shroud of secrecy surrounds the project, and while we don't know who it will be focusing on, sources claim that »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Gareth Edwards’ standalone Star Wars movie is starting to take shape – all that was known until recently was the project would focus on a classic franchise character, possibly Boba Fett. Then news emerged that Chris Weitz was on board as writer, replacing Gary Whitta. Now the first big casting decision appears to have been made as Felicity Jones has reportedly entered talks to take the female lead.
Jones’ career currently has the momentum of an Ewok strapped to the Millennium Falcon’s undercarriage, with all eyes on her Oscar nomination for The Theory Of Everything. Getting into the Star Wars universe would consolidate her rise to the top and put her in the same bracket as other respected young actresses joining the new order, such as Lupita Nyong’o.
She’s beaten other candidates like Rooney Mara to secure Disney and Lucasfilm’s interest. Whether she’ll be at the »
- Steve Palace
The casting process continues for the next Star Wars movie following Jj Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We're talking about the standalone 2016 adventure, that Godzilla's Gareth Edwards is helming, and is said to be set before Star Wars: A New Hope. Plans for the Death Star are believed to be involved.
We've already had a few casting rumours for what we're currently referring to as Star Wars 2016 (bet you a quid the name doesn't stick), but it seems as though the field is narrowing.
Felicity Jones, recently Oscar-nominated for her excellent work in The Theory Of Everything, is reported to have landed one of the lead roles in the new movie. She had been linked with it, along with Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany, just the other week. »
Following on from the news that Felicity Jones seems to have secured the female lead role in the Gareth Edwards-directed "Star Wars" spin-off film, actors Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") and Edgar Ramirez ("Carlos") have reportedly emerged as two potential candidates for the male lead in the project reports Heat Vision.
Paul was rumored to have already hopped onboard back in December, a rumour Paul himself wouldn't confirm or deny last month. This is the first time that Ramirez's name has been linked to the project.
Rumors continue to swirl about the film, from the inclusion of Han Solo and bounty hunter Boba Fett, to Jones' role being that of "Star Wars Rebels" character Sabine Wren. Chris Weitz is currently polishing the script for the film ahead of a production start around late Spring/early Summer. »
- Garth Franklin
Warner Bros. has made some alterations to its 2015 release schedule, moving their Point Break remake from July 31 to Christmas Day, while also giving the Rocky spinoff Creed a Thanksgiving release. Point Break will now go up against 20th Century Fox's Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, Sony's Concussion, Fox's Joy and Paramount's Monster Trucks on December 25. If it would have stayed in the July 31 slot, it would have faced Paramount's Mission: Impossible 5, Focus Features' Selfless and The Weinstein Company's Southpaw.
The Point Break remake stars Luke Bracey as FBI agent Johnny Utah, who tries to infiltrate the world of extreme sports lead by Edgar Ramirez's Bodhi. Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze played Utah and Bodhi in the original 1991 film Point Break, which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The remake also stars Ray Winstone and Teresa Palmer, with Ericson Core directing.
Creed will now go up against Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, »
Warner Bros said today that it is moving its Point Break remake from the heart of summer to Christmas Day. It will have plenty of competition on the holiday, going up against Fox’s kids sequel Alvin And The Chipmunks 4 and drama Joy, the Will Smith drama Concussion and Paramount’s live-action/CGI hybrid Monster Trucks. Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey star in the reboot of the 1991 Patrick Swayze-Keanu Reeves flick, which had been set for July 31.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is now fight night. The studio also said today that it will release MGM’Rocky franchise spinoff Creed on November 25. The film starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson will put up its dukes against a quartet of challengers: Pixar toon The Good Dinosaur, Fox drama The Martian, Warner Bros sci-fi chase pic Midnight Special and Sony’s untitled Christmas comedy starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. »
- The Deadline Team
In a move that will have Efm buyers who acquired international rights from Lionsgate watching closely, Warner Bros has moved the action reboot off its original July 31 date to December 25.
Warner Bros also announced it will distribute Warner Bros and MGM’s Creed starring on November 25 this year.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The action-thriller, starring Edgar Ramirez (pictured above) and Luke Bracey, is directed by Ericson Core from Kurt Wimmer’s screenplay. Ramirez plays the part portrayed by Patrick Swayze in the 1991 original, while Bracey plays Johnny Utah, originally acted by Keanu Reeves.
Alcon Entertainment began developing the project in 2011, when it acquired rights to the property with plans to set the reboot in the world of extreme sports. Alcon co-chairman Andrew Kosove told Variety that the new date should be attractive to moviegoers — even with Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” launching a week before on Dec. 18.
“With Christmas on a Friday this year, »
- Dave McNary
Over the weekend it was rumoured that Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) was in talks for Gareth Edwards’ (Godzilla) standalone Star Wars movie, and now THR is reporting that Disney and Lucasfilm have found their female lead for the 2016 release.
According to the site, Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) is in advanced talks for the ultra-secretive project, having tested earlier this week alongside the likes of Maslany and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
The report also goes on to state that Edgar Ramirez (Deliver Us From Evil) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) are both on a shortlist for the male lead, with Paul having previously been rumoured for a part (and having previously denied said rumours).
Edwards’ Star Wars movie is set for release on December 16th, 2016.
- Gary Collinson
It has been a hectic day on the Star Wars spinoff front. Earlier today, reports flooded the net that of last week's candidates, one had nabbed the role. But now The Hollywood Report says "Not so fast!"
THR claims to have the goods on who landed the part, and it is not Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany. The role has reportedly gone to Felicity Jones. She was thought to be a long shot due to scheduling conflicts, as she is going to be busy working on Ron Howard's Inferno for a while. But it looks like they worked everything out and that Jones will be taking a trip to that galaxy far, far away in time for it to arrive in theaters in December of 2016.
This is just the latest step up the ladder for Jones, who has been on the verge of super stardom for a while now. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Aaron Paul and Edgar Ramirez are reportedly two of the actors Disney is interested in for the male lead role in their Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off. This is the first we're hearing of Edgar Ramirez being in the running for the project, but a rumor from late December revealed that Aaron Paul had already been set to star in the spinoff. The actor himself wouldn't confirm or deny the report in a tweet he sent out back in early January.
The original rumor claimed that director Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spinoff centers on a group of space pirates, including a young Han Solo, although the report didn't indicate if Aaron Paul was playing Han Solo or not. There have also been rumors that the plot includes both Han Solo and the bounty hunter Boba Fett. There are also unconfirmed details from earlier today that claim the female lead character, »
We still have no idea what the standalone 'Star Wars' movie is or who she'll play, but Felicity Jones has been cast to star in the spin-off feature. Aaron Paul and Edgar Ramirez are reportedly on the shortlist to join her.
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