Cam (Lautner) is a bike messenger who becomes involved with a cutting-edge parkour gang following a chance encounter with a beautiful woman (Marie Avgeropoulos).
Although life seems more exciting with the gang, Cam is soon over his head when the group turn to crime to fund their parkour exploits.
Tracers opens in cinemas and is available on iTunes on March 20 in the Us. »
I'm one of those "glass half-full "critics when it comes to Taylor Lautner. Film after film I hope he'll pull a Sally Field, who went from The Flying Nun and Gidget to Sybil and Norma Rae. Would Abduction or Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 reveal the young man's inner Laurence Olivier? No, sadly. The lumbering hunk remains just a lumbering hunk in those two. Prize-winning pecs and abs plus a cute smile were what the glamor boy's fans had to settle for.
"Well, maybe Tracers will be his Wuthering Heights," I was murmuring as I scooted onto the subway last night, heading for a midtown screening room. I should have known better. I should have checked out the director's CV before hoping for the best.
- Brandon Judell
After conquering the world this year with a whopping $550 million worldwide to date, it is no surprise that Universal Pictures and Focus Features are fast-tracking plans to bring the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels to the screen. But while fans can’t wait to see the return of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, the films stars aren’t quite locked in just yet.
Unsurprisingly after the success of the first film, stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are reportedly seeking a bumper pay increase to star in the sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. Both were reportedly paid $250,000 each for the first film, but The Hollywood Reporter suggests they are looking to boost their contacts with seven-figure fees.
The pair are contracted to appear in both sequels regardless, but the financial success of the first film, and the undoubted box-office bonanza still in store, has led to the duo looking for better deals, »
- Scott J. Davis
There's absolutely no surprise to the news Fifty Shades of Grey stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are looking for a pay raise to take part in the two expected sequels to 2015's biggest box office hit yet. Fifty Shades of Grey has already made more than $528 million worldwide and the two stars were paid a mere $250,000 for the first film, obviously with the understanding success with that first film would mean more money down the line. Well, we're now down the line... Up next is Fifty Shades Darker and after that Fifty Shades Freed and the two are looking for compensation similar to what Jennifer Lawrence enjoyed after the success of The Hunger Games saw her pay day go from $500,000 to $10 million. Of course, Lawrence also won an Oscar in that same time frame for Silver Linings Playbook so the Fifty stars are unlikely to see such a massive bump, »
- Brad Brevet
NBC's version is under consideration for a series pick-up alongside other comedy pilots including People Are Talking starring Saved By The Bell's Mark-Paul Gosselaar and a remake of 1990 film Problem Child with Matthew Lillard.
Remakes, reboots and revamps: Has Us television run out of ideas? »
American Ultra stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will be reunited later this year in another project: Woody Allen's next as yet untitled feature. Bruce Willis is the third cast member whose name has been publicly announced. The source for this information is an "exclusive" report via Deadline.com's Mike Fleming Jr. So far, as Fleming explains in his brief piece, Woody Allen and "his people" haven't confirmed the casting. In other words, things could change in the not-too-distant future. See also: Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt Movie Project, also featuring Laura Dern and Michelle Williams. Unsurprisingly, no plot details about the upcoming Woody Allen project have been forthcoming. In fact, one wonders if Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis – in case they have indeed joined the fold – know what the movie is going to be about. Allen's latest collaborators – Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson – will be producing the film. »
- Zac Gille
You can see all of the 2015 MTV Movie Awards nominations here (is it really fair to give Best Onscreen Transformation to Boyhood's leading boy?), but what we're most concerned about are the nominations for Best Shirtless Performance: Zac Efron, Neighbors Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars Kate Upton, The Other Woman Zac Efron's pecs really did play a huge role in Neighbors, as did Kate Upton's cleavage in The Other Woman, but we'd be crazy not to point out how purposefully insane-looking Channing Tatum looked in Foxcatcher. Perhaps this is to make up for the fact that Magic Mike Chan lost to Taylor Lautner's bod in Twilight: Breaking Dawn in 2013? There's always Magic Mike Xxl, my friend. This one seems like it's going to Efron (who also won last year for his "work" in That Awkward Moment »
- Lindsey Weber
Kristen Stewart joins Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project (photo: Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria') This news bit has been everywhere online, but just in case you've missed it: History-making César Award winner Kristen Stewart has joined three-time Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams and two-time Oscar nominee Laura Dern in an as yet untitled drama set in Montana and to be directed by Kelly Reichardt.* Deadline.com first broke the story last week (Feb. 27, 2015). If all goes as planned, Kristen Stewart will play Boise lawyer Beth, who, nervous after accepting a teaching position in a small Montana town, befriends a local woman, Jamie, auditing her class.† Kelly Reichardt's usual partners Neil Kopp and Anish Savjani are producing the project, which is supposed to consist of a series of vignettes based on short stories by Maile Meloy. Also in the cast: James Le Gros (Point Break), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows »
- Zac Gille
Liberated from the clumsy cage of the “Twilight” films, Taylor Lautner stars in “Tracers,” an agreeable, if minor, thriller directed by Daniel Benmayor. Set in the concrete cliffs and canyons of Manhattan, the film kicks off when bike messenger Cam (Lautner) literally runs into Nikki (Marie Avgeropoulos) as she and a gang of like-minded individuals are racing up, around and through the city by means of the free-running art called Parkour. It’s a meet-cute with injuries — a beat-cute, if you will — and after Nikki leaves Cam a bike to replace the one she smashed up, he tries »
- James Rocchi
Leaping through skylights and surfing down stairs, Taylor Lautner and his parkour crew elevate old-fashioned cat burglary to a feat of high-speed, anti-gravity showmanship in “Tracers,” a project that takes what’s anarchic about the sport and runs, jumps and double-somersaults with it. The plot may be as creaky as an old-timer slinking across rooftops in a black turtleneck and domino mask, but the acrobatic stunts more than compensate, many of them performed by Lautner himself. After 2011’s “Abduction” cast his drawing power into question, this youth-skewing, VOD-driven release could be the “Twilight” star’s last gleaming.
Perhaps that’s overstating the stakes, as it’s only Lautner’s short-lived A-list standing that appears to be in question. Although Team Jacob fans managed to sway “Twilight” producers from recasting his role in the sequels, they haven’t turned out in sufficient numbers to carry the teen wolf into a grown-up career, »
- Peter Debruge
Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile kept things casual while grabbing coffee together in La on Wednesday. Sporting sweatshirts, beanies, and sunglasses, the pair chatted as they grabbed their drinks. Kristen and Alicia, her rumored girlfriend, have been spending a lot of time together over the past few weeks. Most recently, they stopped by a local market in La together, just a few days after they popped up at Lax. And last month, Kristen and Alicia squeezed in some quality time at the beach in Malibu, CA, playing with Kristen's dog and watching the sunset. Meanwhile, there's plenty of excitement in Kristen's professional life, including critical acclaim for her role in Still Alice. She also covers Interview magazine's annual Fashion Issue, and she was interviewed by legendary musician Patti Smith for the feature. The actress talked candidly about everything from rocking sneakers on the red carpet to her role in Twilight, »
Taylor Lautner‘s upcoming Lionsgate thriller “Tracers” has released a new sneak peek of the “Twilight” star in action. The film centers around the use of parkour, a French training discipline that focuses on moving from place to place as quickly and efficiently as possible. Also Read: Oscars 2015: The Nominees (Photos) In the movie, Lautner plays Cam, a young man who crashes his bike into a girl named Nikki (Marie Avgeropoulos). Cam eventually meets her friends, a group that uses parkour to pull off heists. Hoping to alleviate his deepening debt to a local gang, Cam quickly joins the gang. »
- Joe Otterson
X-Men: Apocalypse: Director Bryan Singer shared production art from X-Men: Apocalypse, revealing what appears to be a spacecraft, possibly one that contains a "force that transforms the first-living mutant En Sabah Nur into the hulking villain Apocalypse." Oscar Isaac has been tapped to play Apocalypse, but we may not learn any more until the movie arrives in theaters on May 27, 2016. [Collider] The Ridiculous Six: Adam Sandler's next comedy, The Ridiculous Six, will now be heading directly to Netflix. The project was previously set up for theatrical release via Paramount Pictures. Sandler will star with Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia and Nick Nolte; production gets underway in New Mexico this month. [Deadline] Espn...
- Peter Martin
Terry Crews, Whitney Cummings, Luke Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Nick Swardson, Chris Parnell, Jon Lovitz, Will Forte and Rob Schneider will also feature in the Western spoof, which Sandler is producing under his Happy Madison Productions banner.
Sandler will star in Ridiculous Six as an orphan who has grown up on a Native American reservation, with Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews as his half-brothers.
Forte and Trejo will serve as leaders of a rival gang.
The movie is the first to emerge from a deal between Netflix and Happy Madison.
Garcia most recently appeared in The Wedding Ringer, which arrives in UK cinemas on February 20.
The Ridiculous Six will begin shooting this month in New Mexico. »
Under the terms of his agreement with Netflix, Adam Sandler will produce four films for the streaming service, and the first has already been announced as resurrected comedy Western The Ridiculous Six. A big casting announcement arrived last month and we can now add Lost veteran Jorge Garcia to the list.Sandler will be in the lead as a man who grew up an orphan raised by a Native American tribe with Taylor Lautner, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson and now Garcia as his half-brothers.Nick Nolte is set as Sandler’s long-lost father, with Jon Lovitz as an industrialist and Whitney Cummings his wife. Chris Parnell will be a bank manager while Will Forte and Danny Trejo have been hired as leaders of two local rival gangs. Steve Buscemi’s set as a jack-of-all-trades, with Blake Shelton apparently Wyatt Earp and Vanilla Ice reportedly playing Mark Twain. With »
Following the news last month that Ridiculous 6 will be the first project in Adam Sandler's four-movie Netflix deal from September, Lost star Jorge Garcia has joined the cast. Warner Bros., the studio that produced Adam Sandler's last comedy Blended, was previously in talks to distribute the Western comedy Ridiculous 6. The studio backed out after both Blended and Seth MacFarlane's Western A Million Ways to Die in the West underperformed at the box office.
Adam Sandler stars as a man who was raised as an orphan by an Indian tribe in Ridiculous 6, which is described as a spoof of The Magnificent Seven. Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson, Rob Schneider and Terry Crews are playing the orphan's half-brothers. Last month's report revealed there is one more half-brother yet to be cast, so it's possible that this is who Jorge Garcia is playing. Nick Nolte plays the long-lost father of Sandler's character, »
“Lost” alum Jorge Garcia has signed on to join Adam Sandler in Netflix’s comedic western “The Ridiculous 6,” the Happy Madison production that is gearing up start production in Santa Fe, New Mexico, it was announced Monday. “We are pleased to have the Happy Madison team back in New Mexico and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship,” stated Nick Maniatis, director of the New Mexico Film Office. Also Read: Adam Sandler’s First Netflix Movie ‘Ridiculous 6′ Casts Taylor Lautner, Blake Shelton, More (Exclusive) Insiders tell TheWrap that Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian. »
- Jeff Sneider
Taylor Swift keeps ''mementos'' from her previous relationships. The 'Blank Space' hitmaker reportedly keeps an item belonging to each of her ex-boyfriends to remember the relationship and help inspire her musically. A source close to the singer told HollywoodLife.com: ''Taylor collects and keeps mementos from all of her relationships. She has a bracelet and a scarf from Jake Gyllenhaal, guitar picks of John Mayer's, a comfy T-shirt of Taylor Lautner's, a tie of Conor Kennedy's, and of course Harry [Styles'] necklace. It's like she has a trophy case of her past loves. ''She uses the mementos to help her remember her relationships and write emotional lyrics.'' The 25-year-old singer recently released the video for her latest single, 'Style', where she can briefly be seen holding the airplane necklace that was believed to have been given to her by the One Direction singer when they dated. Describing the inspiration behind the song, »
Spidey's coming home!
After the groundbreaking announcement on Monday that Sony and Marvel reached a deal for the beloved Spider-Man to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we went from marvelously happy to a bit sad. Andrew Garfield will likely not reprise his role -- and let’s face it, he’s a perfect Peter Parker.
But at least we get to speculate on who should be the newest web-slinger.
Logan Lerman is known for his title role in the Percy Jackson films, or as Charlie in Perks of Being a Wallflower. The 23-year-old actor’s gorgeous blue eyes and boyish charm are the perfect combo to perfectly encapsulate Peter Parker.
The Grammy Awards may have taken over La this past weekend, but Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile managed to avoid the spectacle. On Sunday, the duo went on a stroll in La's Los Feliz neighborhood and stopped by a local market. While Kristen wore blue jeans and a t-shirt, Alicia went with dark pants and covered up in a sweatshirt. The outing comes a few days after Kristen and Alicia showed sweet Pda while returning home from a quick trip. One week before, the pair went on a double date with Kristen's former Twilight costar Taylor Lautner and actress Katherine Hughes. »
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