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‘The Choice’ Star Maggie Grace Talks Onscreen Kisses, Benjamin Walker’s Mooning Habit (Video)

5 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Working on the set of a Nicholas Sparks movie is a dream, at least according to “The Choice” star Maggie Grace. “It was so much fun to make. It was like, ‘We get paid to do this?'” Grace told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell in the latest episode of “Drinking With the Stars.” “Everybody was really close and silly,” she said of the cast, which also included Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer and Alexandra Daddario. “We’d spend the day on a boat, and Walker would moon us every chance he got… I mean, it got old.” Also read: 'The Choice »

- Reid Nakamura

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'Kung Fu Panda 3' Repeats Box Office Win with $21 Million

7 February 2016 11:09 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The hit animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 ended the first month of 2016 on a high note at the box office, taking in $48 million in its opening weekend. In the first frame of February, this adventure will face three new movies, Universal's Hail, Caesar!, Sony's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Lionsgate's The Choice. As expected, none of these new releases could beat Kung Fu Panda 3, which won for a second weekend in a row with an estimated $21 million.

The animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 currently has a solid 80% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it opened in 3,955 theaters, which will still make it the widest release in theaters this weekend, by a long-shot. Kung Fu Panda 3 marks the return of one of the most successful animated franchises in the world, with its biggest comedy adventure yet. When Po's (Jack Black) long-lost panda father (Bryan Cranston) suddenly reappears, »

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10 Things Die-Hard Nicholas Sparks Fans Need to Know About The Choice

5 February 2016 2:04 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Get ready for a good cry - The Choice, Nicholas Sparks's latest adaptation, is hitting theaters this week. As the cameras rolled in 2014, I visited the breathtaking set in the coastal neighborhood of Middle Sound Loop in Wilmington, Nc. Fans of the novel will recall there are two parts to this heart-tugging story: Travis (Benjamin Walker) and Gabby (Teresa Palmer) fall in love and then Travis makes the hardest decision of his life. I experienced a day of the couple's cute beginning, when the veterinarian and physician's assistant are getting to know each other as neighbors. The warm weather lends itself to Southern cookouts, sunny boat rides, and of course, the opportunity for party-loving Travis to tick off Gabby. In between these fun scenes, the author and actors sat down with me to chat one on one about bringing this Sparks fan favorite to life. Read on for all the details, »

- Nick Maslow

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New The Choice Movie Received Mostly Bad Reviews From Major Critics

5 February 2016 11:52 AM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Lionsgate dropped their new romantic/drama movie, "The Choice," into theaters today, February 5th,2016, and all the major,top movie critics have delivered their review opinions, and it turns out they weren't very good opinions for this flick to say the least. They gave it only an overall 25 score out of a possible 100 across 14 reviews at the Metacritic.com site The film features: Alexandra Daddario, Benjamin Walker, Maggie Grace, Teresa Palmer and Tom Welling. We've posted comments from a couple of the critics, below. Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a very less than stellar 50 grade, stating: "The Choice is classic Sparks, and by that I mean it’s a mediocre, well-photographed, undeniably heart-tugging, annoyingly manipulative and dramatically predictable star-crossed romance." David Lewis over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it an awful 25 grade, saying: "The Choice has a twist or two toward the end, and they’re »

- Andre Braddox

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, February 5; What Will You See?

5 February 2016 7:03 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, February 5. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise. Wide The Choice Director: Ross Katz Cast: Benjamin WalkerTeresa PalmerAlexandra Daddario, Maggie Grace, Tom Welling, Tom Wilkinson  Synopsis: "Travis Shaw is a ladies' man who thinks a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle. Gabby Holland is a feisty medical student who's preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend. Fate brings the two together as Gabby moves next door to Travis, sparking an irresistible attraction that upends both of their lives. As their bond grows, the unlikely couple must decide how far they're willing to go to keep the hope of love alive." Hail, Caesar! Directors: Joel & Ethan Coen Cast: George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, Christopher Lambert, Scarlett Johansson, Patrick »

- Steve Greene

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The Choice (2016) – The Review

4 February 2016 3:28 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

2016 is five weeks old, so the new model is rolling off the assembly line. You might think I’m referring to an automobile company like Ford or Lincoln. Well, we are dealing with a brand name, one associated with popular novels instead of cars. Stephen King is still king of the horror/suspense novels, John Grisham has the legal thrillers, and Nicholas Sparks is best known for the swoony, sweeping romance paperbacks that fill the spinner racks at airport gift shops and often protrude from the tops of canvas beach bags. His best sellers quickly grabbed the attention of the movie studios, and almost a dozen have been translated to the big screen (easy to see why since they don’t require costly CGI action set pieces or big name superstars since Sparks is the name that draws ’em in). Back to the assembly line reference, there’s been a »

- Jim Batts

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Film Review: ‘The Choice’

4 February 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Now pay attention, because I’m about to tell you the secret of life.” These would be hard opening lines for any film to live up to, but when spoken at the beginning of “The Choice” — the latest, and quite possibly worst, tissue-thin weepie to issue forth from the Nicholas Sparks page-to-screen assembly line— the gulf between what’s promised and what’s delivered is wide enough to be spotted from space. Beginning as a merely mediocre retread of standard Sparksian tropes, veering off into self-parody around the hour-mark, and finally concluding with one of the most brazenly cynical climaxes recently committed to film, “The Choice” presents audiences with a fairly easy decision at the multiplex.

In spite of his status as a critical punching bag, Sparks is usually a successful storyteller. At least, successful stories have been told with his assistance. Nick Cassavetes’ 2004 adaptation of “The Notebook,” to cite the most obvious example, »

- Andrew Barker

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Author Nicholas Sparks Thinks ‘The Choice’ Will ‘Speak to an Authenticity That People Will Recognize’

2 February 2016 2:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The author of nearly 20 romance novels, Nicholas Sparks has contributed to the cinematic adaptations of his written works since the release of “A Message in a Bottle” in 1999.

“I’ve always been involved in the script oversight, notes, casting and selection of the director,” Sparks told Variety on Monday at the Los Angeles premiere of Lionsgate’s “The Choice” — which marks the 11th Nicholas Sparks adaptation. “Film is always a very collaborative process. You’ve got a lot of voices — studio voices, producers’ voices, directors’ voices, casts’ voice. I was always one of those voices,” said Sparks, who also foresees being involved in any future adaptations of his novels.

As his dynamic love stories continued to be developed into films, the bestselling author’s involvement in the productions increased; a progression he described as “a natural evolution.” Sparks was credited as a producer for “Safe Haven” (2013), “The Best of Me »

- Alyssa Sage

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Can 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Beat Zombies, Clooney and Sparks at the Box Office?

2 February 2016 9:28 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last weekend, the hit animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 ended the first month of 2016 on a high note at the box office, taking in $48 million in its opening weekend. In the first frame of February, this adventure will face three new movies, Universal's Hail, Caesar!, Sony's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Lionsgate's The Choice. If the projections at BoxOffice.com are correct, none of these will likely beat Kung Fu Panda 3, which should win this weekend with an estimated $22.6 million.

The animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 currently has a solid 80% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it opened in 3,955 theaters, which will still make it the widest release in theaters this weekend, by a long-shot. Kung Fu Panda 3 marks the return of one of the most successful animated franchises in the world, with its biggest comedy adventure yet. When Po's (Jack Black) long-lost panda father (Bryan Cranston) suddenly reappears, »

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Jon Bass joins Dwayne Johnson’s Baywatch movie

31 January 2016 11:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Baywatch has added some comic relief, with Variety reporting that Jon Bass (Big Tim in Hollywood, Fl) has joined the cast of the upcoming big screen remake. Bass will play Ronnie, a character who is described as “funny, awkward and a skilled disco dancer. He falls in love with Kelly Rohrbach’s C.J. Parker character at the beach”.

Baywatch is being directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and sees Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 7) leading a cast that also includes Zac Efron (Dirty Grandpa), Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas), Kelly Rohrbach (Two and a Half Men), Priyanka Chopra (Quantico) and Ilfenesh Hadera (Billions). The film is set for release on May 19th 2017. »

- Gary Collinson

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Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Tom Welling And Nicholas Sparks Discuss The Choice

29 January 2016 9:29 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Interview conducted by Gary Salem

When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw, they embark on a surprising romantic journey neither imagined possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle, while Gabby is preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend—until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple upends both of their well-planned lives. Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life’s most defining events, this story features a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Nicholas Sparks’s beloved North Carolina setting, culminating with the question that every couple must ask themselves: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

Directed by Ross Katz, The Choice stars Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling and two time Academy Award-nominee Tom Wilkinson. »

- Movie Geeks

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Baywatch’ Movie Casts Jon Bass

27 January 2016 11:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jon Bass has joined Paramount’s movie reboot of the 1990s television series “Baywatch,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera and Kelly Rohrbach have been cast in “Baywatch.” The film is directed by Seth Gordon.

Producers are Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman with Johnson and partner Dany Garcia producing in some capacity. Executive producers are Tom Pollock, Greg Bonnan, Michelle Berk, Michael Berk, Doug Schwartz and Tripp Vinson.

Bass will play the role of Ronnie, who’s described as funny, awkward and a skilled disco dancer. He falls in love with Rohrbach’s  C.J. Parker character at the beach.

Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the latest draft of the script. Production is expected to begin in the next few months.

Bass recently wrapped the Jeff Nichols movie “Loving” with Joel Edgerton and Michael Shannon. He was also a series regular on “Big Time in Hollywood, »

- Dave McNary

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Movie News: Woody Allen's TV Show to Star Miley Cyrus; Watch Scary 'The Witch' TV Spot

26 January 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Woody Allen: Miley Cyrus will star in a new television series for Amazon, written and to be directed by Woody Allen. Cyrus and Allen will star in the series along with Elaine May, who previously appeared with Allen in Small Time Crooks (2000). The show will consist of six 30-minute episodes and is set in the 1960s; production begins in March. [Deadline]   The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir: Uma Thurman will join comedy adventure The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. The movie, to be directed by Marjane Satrapi (The Voices), follows a storyteller who travels from New Delhi to Paris, where he falls in love with a woman and is then accidentally deported. Alexandra Daddario (above, right) is in advanced negotiations to play one of the lead roles...

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Choice In St. Louis

26 January 2016 12:54 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Based on the emotional and inspiring novel by literary superstar Nicholas Sparks, The Choice chronicles the power of love from a young couple’s rocky first meeting to a life-long romance that will be tested as their lives take a turn that neither of them ever anticipated.

When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw, they embark on a surprising romantic journey neither imagined possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle, while Gabby is preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend – until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple upends both of their well-planned lives.

Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life’s most defining events, this story features a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Sparks’s beloved North Carolina setting, culminating with »

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Dhanush to share screen space with Uma Thurman

25 January 2016 11:32 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

After Bollywood celebs like Irrfan, Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Om Puri, Sonu Sood and Gulshan Grover bagged roles in the West, now Tamil-Hindi actor Dhanush is all set to make his debut his Hollywood debut with Uma Thurman and Alexandra Daddario in The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Cupboard.

Directed by Iranian-French director Marjane Satrapi (of Persepolis fame), the comic adventure features Dhanush as Aja, a conjurer from a forgotten Indian colony of artists, who is sent to Paris by his mother on a secret mission. A source from the set says the shoot is scheduled in India, France, Italy and Morocco in mid-2016.

When asked director why she chooses Dhanush, she says, “As I was watching various Indian movies, Dhanush became the most obvious choice — his intelligence, his killer smile, his ability to enter fully into the skin of any character »

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Uma Thurman, Alexandra Daddario Join Marjane Satrapi’s ‘Extraordinary Journey’ (Exclusive)

25 January 2016 1:24 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill”), Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”) and Laurent Lafitte (“Little White Lies”) have joined Bollywood star Dhanush in Marjane Satrapi’s “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.”

Alexandra Daddario (“True Detective,” “San Andreas”) is in advanced negotiations to take one of the lead roles.

TF1 International reps the English-language project and will kick off pre-sales at Berlin’s European Film Market.

Gemma Arterton (“Hansel And Gretel”), Abel Jafri (“Timbuktu”) and Seema Biswas (“The Queen Bandit”) complete the cast.

“Extraordinary Journey” will mark the most ambitious project undertaken by Satrapi, the Iranian-born French comicbook artist and filmmaker behind Cannes’ jury prize winner “Persepolis” and “Chicken With Plums.”

Satrapi made her English-language debut with “The Voices” starring Ryan Reynolds.

Luc Bossi’s Brio Films is lead producing. Vamonos Films, Italy’s Paco Cinematografica and India’s Little Red Car are co-producing. “Extraordinary Journey” has already been picked up by SquareOne in Germany. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Movie News: Johnny Depp Touted for South American Crime Thriller; Dwayne Johnson Gets 'Baywatch' Love Interest

21 January 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Triple Frontier: Johnny Depp (above in Black Mass) is in early talks to star in crime thriller Triple Nine. Academy Award winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) wrote the original script, which is set in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, a notorious haven for criminal activity. J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year) will direct. [Variety]   Baywatch: Ilfenesh Hadera (HBO's Show Me a Hero) will costar in Baywatch as Dwayne Johnson's love interest. Johnson made the announcement via social media, describing her as "smart and tougher than new rope .. just the way we like 'em." Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach will also star; Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) will direct the lifeguard comedy, based on the popular TV show. The...

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Paramount Pictures Drops Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Terminator Genysis' Sequel

21 January 2016 6:07 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures have removed the sequel to "Terminator: Genysis" off their release schedule and replaced it with director Seth Gordon's comedy-revamp of "Baywatch", starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac EfronIlfenesh Hadera, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach

"Terminator 2" was set to open on May 19th, 2017; but with poor box-office performance in the U.S. market and the negative reception from "Terminator: Genysis", it looks as though Paramount Pictures and Skydance Entertainment, who produced the film, will have to rethink their strategy for releasing the next entry in the "Terminator" franchise. "Terminator: Genysis" was directed by Alan Taylor and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Jason Clarke, Byung-hun Lee and Matt Smith.

Director Seth Gordon's "Baywatch" stars Dwayne Johnson as a tough as nails lifeguard who recruits a young-reckless former olympian swimmer (Efron) as the two team-up to take down an oil »

- J.B. Casas

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Ilfenesh Hadera to play Dwayne Johnson’s love-interest in Baywatch, release date set

21 January 2016 3:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Dwayne Johnson has taken to Instagram to announce that Ilfenesh Hadera (Billions) has joined the cast of the upcoming Baywatch movie, where she’ll play his love interest, Stef.

“For our coveted role of Stef, she had to be a lot of things: Strong, intelligent, formidable, beautiful and funny,” states Johnson. “Want to welcome the talented Ilfenesh Hadera Hadera to our Baywatch family. She’s a 5’11 walkin’ smokestack with legs for days. Smart and tougher than new rope.. just the way we like ’em. And seeing as she’s playing my love interest – my strong calloused hands are the Only Hands allowed to rub suntan oil on her soft supple skin.”

Johnson also promised some further casting announcements in the coming weeks, while Paramount Pictures has announced that the film will hit cinemas on May 19th, 2017 – a date previously occupied by the Terminator Genisys sequel, which Paramount has now pulled from its schedule. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Baywatch' Remake Gets Release Date; Ilfenesh Hadera Cast as Love Interest

20 January 2016 2:46 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The studios have had a busy day changing release dates left and right, with everything from Star Wars: Episode VIII to Jumanji getting new slots on the release calendar. Paramount has also decided to give their highly-anticipated Baywatch a new release date, slotting it for May 19, 2017. The Baywatch remake doesn't currently have any direct competition, but this was the same date the studio had set for Terminator Genisys 2, but that movie was just taken off the release calendar.

In related news, the cast of Paramount's Baywatch remake is coming together nicely, with a strong supporting cast surrounding stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Just weeks after Dwayne Johnson himself revealed that Kelly Rohrbach has come aboard to play Pamela Anderson's beloved character C.J. Parker, the actor took to his Instagram page earlier today to reveal yet another cast member, Ilfenesh Hadera, who is playing the actor's love interest Stef. »

- MovieWeb

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