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At the start of the year, we had reported that Dhanush will be making his Hollywood debut in Marjane Satrapi's The Extraordinary Journey Of A Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Cupboard. After being a South star and having a successful Bollywood debut, the actor is all set for his Hollywood debut.
We have learned that Dhanush will start shooting for the film from January 2017. Talking about the film, Dhanush recently said that the casting group had suggested ten Indian actors to Marjane Satrapi but the director chose him and told that she had watched all his movies before finalizing. Dhanush liked the team's approach and confirmed that they will start shooting from January 2017.
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Following the recent news that Taissa Farmiga and Alexandra Daddario were added to the film adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1962 novel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, it’s now been revealed that Crispin Glover has joined the movie’s ranks in a key role.
According to THR, Glover will portray Uncle Julian Blackwood in the gothic film. Suffering from gangrene and unable to move without the aid of a wheelchair, Uncle Julian mourns the suspicious demises of his wife and brother.
Glover joins a cast that includes Farmiga and Daddario as “agoraphobic sisters” and Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Civil War) as a cousin of the family who stirs things up upon his arrival at the Blackwood home.
- Derek Anderson
Several years back, we reported that Shirley Jackson’s 1962 story We Have Always Lived in the Castle was getting a feature adaptation, but nothing seemed to have come of that iteration of the project. Years later, the adaptation is finally… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
Buried beneath yesterday’s confirmation that Sebastian Stan would reprise his role as The Winter Soldier for Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War was news that Stan had agreed terms to join We Have Always Lived in the Castle, the creepy supernatural thriller hailing from director Stacie Passon.
Based loosely on Shirley Jackson’s 1962 novel, it is the arrival of the siblings’ scheming cousin (Stan) that threatens the security of their family fortune, with the early teaser teeing up a domestic thriller peppered with supernatural elements:
“We Have Always Lived in the Castle follows an isolated family, which has already lost four members to poisoning, that uses rituals and talismans to keep itself away from hostile townspeople. Into this scenario arrives a distant cousin, »
- Michael Briers
While Shirley Jackson is perhaps best remembered for leaving an eerie imprint on the literary world with The Haunting of Hill House, she also sent shudders down readers’ spines with 1962’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. The last book written by Jackson is now finding new life in a big screen adaptation that recently added Taissa Farmiga and Alexandra Daddario to its cast.
The news of Farmiga and Daddario’s casting comes from Borys Kit at THR, who reveals that the actresses have joined Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Civil War) in the movie. According to THR, the duo will play “agoraphobic sisters who become divided by the cousin’s arrival.”
Neither actress is a stranger to the horror genre. Farmiga recently played the lead role in The Final Girls, appeared in multiple seasons of American Horror Story, and plays a key role in Ti West’s upcoming Western, »
- Derek Anderson
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas) and Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) have signed on to appear alongside Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Civil War) in the upcoming adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1962 thriller novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle.
The film tells the story of “an isolated family, which has already lost four members to poisoning, that uses rituals and talismans to keep itself away from hostile townspeople. Into this scenario arrives a distant cousin, intent on maliciously securing the family’s fortune and whose arrival sets in motion the uncovering of family secrets. Daddario and Farmiga are playing agoraphobic sisters who become divided by the cousin’s arrival.”
- Gary Collinson
Marvel universe star Sebastian Stan has come on board the independent thriller “We Have Always Lived in the Castle,” with shooting starting in Dublin.
Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Joanne Crawford and Willem Dafoe are also starring in a Further Films production in association with Great Point Media. Producers are Michael Douglas, Jared Goldman, Robert Mitas and Robert Halmi, Jr.
Stacie Passon is directing from a script she wrote with Mark Kroger, adapted from Shirley Jackson’s horror novel about an isolated family which has lost four members to poisoning and uses rituals and talismans to keep itself away from hostile townspeople. Stan will play a distant cousin, intent on maliciously securing the family’s fortune whose arrival sets in motion the uncovering of family secrets.
The novel was published in 1962 and was adapted into a play in 1966 by Hugh Wheeler.
Stan plays James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes/Winter Soldier in the »
- Dave McNary
Teen Wolf co-star Shelley Hennig has been cast in When We First Met, the romantic comedy co-written by and starring Adam Devine along with Alexandra Daddario. Hennig will play the best friend to Daddario’s Avery in the pic, about a guy (Devine) who spends the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams (Daddario) but is relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong — until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time… »
Several key release date announcements and changes have taken place recently, starting with Matthew McConaughey's "Gold" entering the awards race with a December 25th limited opening. Then there's the fifth "Shrek" film which Dreamworks Animation has set for a 2019 release.
Meanwhile Daniela Amavia's drama "A Beautiful Now" starring Abigail Spencer has been picked up by Monterey Media with plans for a September /October release. Kino Lorber has secured U.S. distribution rights for Simon Stone's Australian drama "The Daughter" with plans for an end of year release.
"The Dark Knight Rises" and "Dirt" actor Josh Stewart has joined the cast of "Insidious: Chapter 4" in a yet to be announced role. Adam Robitel will direct from a script by co-creator Leigh Whannell. Lin Shaye returns as parapsychologist Elise Rainier in the project which is targeting an October 20th 2017 release. [Source: More Details]
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- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Anger Management alum Noureen DeWulf has booked a trio of indie film roles. She has joined When We First Met, which stars Adam Devine as Noah, who spends a perfect first night with the girl of his dreams (Alexandra Daddario) then spends the next three years wondering what went wrong — until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and change things. DeWulf will play Noah’s assistant, Margo. She also is set to play Teri Webster in writer-director… »
Footprint Features, Mxn and Wonderland Sound and Vision will produce the pic.
Devine stars as Noah, who spends the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams (Daddario) but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong — until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and alter that night, and his fate, over and over again.
Production is currently under way in New Orleans.
- Justin Kroll
Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Dwayne Johnson have snagged leads in the upcoming “Baywatch” movie, but an original casting idea for the TV series would have seen an even bigger star slip into one of those famous red swimsuits.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, original “Baywatch” producers Michael Berk and Douglas Schwartz spilled a particularly juicy set secret: A young Leonardo DiCaprio was almost cast as David Hasselhoff’s son.
“We actually had DiCaprio ready to be cast,” Berk told THR, “But David thought he was too old to play his son.”
According to Schwartz, Hasselhoff thought DiCaprio’s casting would make him look older. “He had a lot of concerns of that type,” Schwartz admitted. Jeremy Jackson, six years Leo’s junior, was cast instead.
- Kate Halliwell
Baywatch is set for release on May 19th 2017 sees Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) directing a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 7), Zac Efron (Dirty Grandpa), Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas), Kelly Rohrbach (Two and a Half Men), Priyanka Chopra (Quantico), Jon Bass (Big Tim in Hollywood, Fl), Hannibal Buress (Daddy’s Home), Belinda (The Cheetah Girls 2) and Ilfenesh Hadera (Billions). Former Baywatch TV stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson will also feature in cameos.
- Gary Collinson
Though his Instagram feed has acted as a hub for all things Fast 8 in recent weeks, Dwayne Johnson has shared an appropriately patriotic shot of the Baywatch crew to coincide with the July 4 celebrations in the States.
With sparkler in hand, it is Johnson’s musclebound Mitch Buchannon who anchors the ensemble – replete with Uncle Sam hat – and below you’ll also find Jon Bass, Alex Daddario, Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach and Ilfenesh Hadera among the lineup.
There’s also room for Priyanka Chopra’s chief villain. An archetypal suit, the lifeguards will be going toe-to-toe with a greedy oil tycoon hellbent on exploiting the Bay for corporate interests. Enter The Rock and Co, henceforth known as the Baywatch family.
On May 19th, 2017 you will witness these amazing women @kellyrohrbach @alexannadaddario @priyankachopra @ilfenator save lives, @thejonbass steal the show, @zacefron’s ripped 28 pack abs and some big, brown, bald »
- Michael Briers
Next year, the iconic TV series Baywatch makes the transition to the big screen with a new reboot starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. The original series is among the most successful of all time, running for 11 seasons between 1989 and 2001, turning stars Pamela Anderson and the rest of the cast into household names. A new retrospective on the original series reveals quite an interesting revelation, that Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio was almost cast on the show when he was just a teenager.
Before he went on to make Oscar winning blockbusters, Leonardo DiCaprio's career began on the small screen, with roles on the 1990 TV series Parenthood and a recurring arc on Growing Pains. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that, at just 15 years of age, the actor auditioned for the role of Mitch Buchannon's (David Hasselhoff) son, Hobie Buchannon, but David Hasselhoff himself "nixed" the casting. Baywatch's original producer Michael Berk »
Yesterday was Father's Day, with dads all around the world being celebrated for raising their kids the right way. Dwayne Johnson decided to get in the Father's Day spirit by unveiling a new poster for his highly-anticipated reboot of Baywatch. The Rock is joined by co-star Jon Bass on this poster, which encourages father's everywhere to rock their "dad bods."
As you can see in this post from Dwayne Johnson's Twitter, not every "dad bod" is not the same. Dwayne Johnson is strikingly chiseled, as usual, while Jon Bass rocks a more traditional "dad bod". We still don't know exactly who Jon Bass is playing yet, but it has been confirmed that Dwayne Johnson is playing Mitch Buchannon, a role originally portrayed by David Hasselhoff in the iconic Baywatch TV series.
Zac Efron has joined the cast of the P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman On Earth. Hugh Jackman is playing the title character in the movie, which revolves around the life of Barnum, the legendary circus entertainer.
Phineas Taylor “P. T.” Barnum was an American showman and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Sex in the City writer Jenny Bicks is writing the screenplay for the musical film, which primarily focusses on the creation of Barnum’s three-ring circus and his infatuation with “Swedish Nightingale” Jenny Lind.
Efron is officially still ‘in-talks’ to join the project, though it’s not clear from the original report over at Variety as to which character he will play.
Efron was recently seen in Bad Neighbours 2, and will next year join Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach and Ilfenesh Hadera in the Baywatch movie, which opens in May.
Jackman is currently shooting the third stand-alone Wolverine movie in New Orleans. He is expected to head to the circus as Barnum following completion of the X-Men spin-off.
- Paul Heath
Unified Pictures has reached an agreement with Vancouver-based Look to the Sky Films to join its recently announced slate fund, Variety has learned exclusively.
The fund, which will produce at least three films annually with budgets up to $15 million, was announced in May at the Cannes Film Festival. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is teaming with Unified Pictures on the drama “American Violence” as the first project in the fund with Canadian venture firm Victory Square Labs.
In addition to bringing further capital into the fund, Look to the Sky will provide ongoing production support for films set to shoot in Canada.
“We are very pleased to increase the scope of the fund’s reach with the addition of Look to the Sky, and while not all of the films will be Canadian based, it is comforting to have local support on the films we earmark for Vancouver,” said Unified Pictures founder Keith Kjarval. »
- Dave McNary
Rob Leane Sep 12, 2016
Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? He's got 20 movies that we know of on his slate, and counting...
Got a movie you’re trying to make? Why not put Dwayne Johnson in it? It’s what everyone else seems to be doing, and it’s bound to earn you a fervent flurry of publicity. The man who it may not be acceptable to call ‘The Rock’ anymore has a whopping 20 films on his slate at the moment, though, so he may struggle to fit you in. But is there a movie star who's working harder right now? Just check this lot out...
The Definites Baywatch
Currently in post-production, the cinematic Baywatch revival is another example of The Rock being injected in to bring new life to an established franchise (see: Fast & Furious, The Mummy, G.I. Joe and Journey To The Centre Of The Earth. They »
Baywatch: The first official look at the cast of Baywatch also serves as a reminder that the movie will open in theaters on May 19, 2017, less than a year from now. Left to right: Jon Bass, Alexandra Daddario, Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach and Ilfenesh Hadera. Compare this photo with a similar shot that Johnson shared a couple of months ago. Priyanka Chopra and David Hasselhoff also star in the big-screen adaptation of the popular TV show about California lifeguards. [Paramount] Doc Savage: Back in May 2013, Shane Black signed on to make Doc Savage and now he may finally have found his star. According to Black, Dwayne Johnson is in talks to portray the titular character, a multitalented hero who has appeared in more than 180 stories published since 1933...
- Peter Martin
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