1-20 of 64 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
Kristen Stewart has a chic new 'do! The "Twilight" star debuted her shorter tresses on Tuesday during Paris Fashion Week at Chanel's Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 runway show. The freshly cropped cut features choppy layers with longer pieces in front. The actress seems to be growing out her orange hair, which she dyed for her role in Nima Nourizadeh's "American Ultra," due out next year. Her new look stood out against her all-white outfit and simple makeup. The 24-year-old beauty's ads for Chanel's Métiers d'Art Collection Paris-Dallas 2013/14 campaign debuted in May.In a Q&A with Grazia, Stewart praised Karl Lagerfeld, the label's head designer and creative director. "The only intimidating thing about him really is that scary unapproachable façade, which is something people project onto him, I think," she said. "Because when you meet him or you have the opportunity to watch him work, or in my case 'work with him, »
- tooFab Staff
The movie centres around small-town stoner Mike (Eisenberg) and his girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart), whose lives are turned upside down when he is revealed to be a deadly sleeper agent.
Britton will play Victoria Lasseter - the founder of the project that created him - in a role that Uma Thurman was formerly in negotiations for.
American Ultra is yet to announce its release dates. »
The actress – who garnered numerous awards nominations for her performances in Nashville and American Horror Story – joins Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in this action-comedy, scripted by Max Landis (Chronicle). In the film, an aimless, small-town stoner (Eisenberg) is suddenly revealed to be a talented sleeper agent for a covert Government program, and must go on the run with his girlfriend (Stewart) when operatives are tasked with ‘cleaning house’, as the program is discontinued.
Connie Britton will play the creator of the program, in a role that was previously rumoured to have been circled by Uma Thurman. While she is best known for her work on the small-screen, this role will be her biggest, most high profile foray into movies yet.
The script, »
- Sarah Myles
Filming kicked off earlier this month on Nima Nourizadeh's project which follows an unmotivated stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend (Kirsten Stewart) is suddenly turned upside down.
Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent in a government program created by Victoria Lasseter (Britton). In the blink of an eye, he is thrust into the middle of a deadly operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero to survive.
Source: Vulture »
- Garth Franklin
Deadline reports that Connie Britton is taking over Sharon Stone's role in the action-comedy American Ultra, directed by Project X's Nima Nourizadeh. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg as a hapless stoner with a small-town girlfriend (Kristen Stewart) and a big secret: He is actually a lethal sleeper agent in a government program. Britton will play Victoria Lassetter, the founder of that program who tracks him down and pulls him back into the fray. Great choice. We would definitely trust Connie Britton to mentor us in a a covert government operation. And, you know, in life. »
- Anna Silman
Last month, we reported that actress Sharon Stone was replacing Uma Thurman in the action comedy American Ultra, which is currently in production. Today, Lionsgate announced that Nashville star Connie Britton is stepping in for Sharon Stone to play Victoria Lassetter, the head of a government program who tracks down a sleeper agent, played by Jesse Eisenberg. Take a look at the official press release for more information.
Britton, who has received accolades for her work in television and film, earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress for her role as Rayna Jaymes on Lionsgate and ABC Studios' critically-acclaimed drama Nashville, currently in its second season on ABC. After stand-out roles on series such as Spin City, 24 and The West Wing, she starred on »
• Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) and Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) will play an American couple on the run from two criminals (Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley) in Autobahn. Joel Silver is producing the action-thriller which begins production next week. Evan Creevy (Welcome To The Punch) will direct. [THR]
• Anna Kendrick is set to re-team with her Drinking Buddies director Joe Swanberg and co-star Jake Johnson in Digging for Fire. Orlando Bloom, Jenny Slate, and Mike Birbiglia have also boarded the ensemble cast, joining Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell, and Brie Larson. Plot details were not available. [The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
We’ve got a couple of casting stories to attend to this evening. First up, ScreenDaily reports that Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, and Ben Kingsley have joined Nicholas Hoult in the action-thriller Autobahn as production is set to get underway on Monday. Directed by Eran Creevy (Welcome to the Punch), the story revolves around a young American couple who find themselves plunged into a game of cat-and-mouse across Germany when they become caught between two ruthless criminals. F. Scott Frazier (The Numbers Station) wrote the script and Joel Silver will produce. Hit the jump for casting news concerning the nutty action comedy American Ultra. Additionally, Lionsgate has announced that Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton has replaced Sharon Stone in director Nima Nourizadeh’s (Project X) comedic actioner American Ultra. Scripted by Max Landis (Chronicle), the film stars Jesse Eisenberg as an unmotivated stoner living in a small town with »
- Adam Chitwood
Lionsgate acquired U.S. distribution rights in March for $7 million for “American Ultra,” starring Kirsten Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg with “Project X” director Nima Nourizadeh helming from a script by Max Landis.
Eisenberg will portray a stoner and Stewart will play his girlfriend in a small town. His life takes an unexpected turn when his past comes back to haunt him as a sleeper agent in a government operation created by Britton’s character. Stone left due to a scheduling conflict.
Britton stars in Lionsgate’s “Nashville,” currently in its second season on ABC.
Britton is repped by Wme and Untitled Entertainment.
- Dave McNary
In a last-minute casting switch, Connie Britton has signed on to replace Sharon Stone in Lionsgate's action-comedy “American Ultra,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, the studio announced Thursday. Stone exited the project due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Uma Thurman was originally linked to the role, though she never had a formal deal in place. Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) is directing from a script by Max Landis (“Chronicle”). Also read: Connie Britton Talks ‘Friday Night Lights’ Movie Eisenberg stars as Mike, a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, »
- Jeff Sneider
Four-time Emmy-nominated Connie Britton ("Nashville," "Friday Night Lights," "Spin City," "24," "The West Wing") will appear as Victoria Lasseter in Lionsgate.s action comedy film American Ultra . The film started production earlier this month. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh ( Project X ) and written by Max Landis ( Chronicle and the upcoming Frankenstein ), American Ultra stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins. A PalmStar/Likely Story/Circle of Confusion production, the film is produced by Anthony Bregman ( Begin Again , Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ), Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert ("The Walking Dead") and Britton »
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) stars as Mike, a hapless, lazy stoner, happy with his boring life with girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart – Twilight). However, unknown to Mike and everyone around him he’s actually a secret agent. When his past flashes before his eyes the realities of the responsibility of his power surface, especially when he’s called in to support a deadly government operation. Co-starring Topher Grace (That ’70s Show), John Leguizamo (Kick-ass 2), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Walton Goggins (Django Unchained), Stone joins the cast as Victoria Lasseter.
With Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) directing and Max Landis (Chronicle) behind the script this could go either way – brilliantly witty and action-packed…or a little lacklustre. We’ll have to wait and see.
American Ultra is already in production. It currently has »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Sometimes when casting rumours emerge, everything works out: deals are struck, hands shook and ink hits paper. Other times, such as with recent indications that Uma Thurman would join action comedy American Ultra, events simply don’t go that way. So now we have Sharon Stone taking on the role instead.American Ultra, which will find Project X's Nima Nourizadeh directing a Max Landis script, follows what happens when a small-town stoner called Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) discovers that he’s not quite the man he thinks he is. Happily living an unmotivated life with his girlfriend Phoebe, Mike suddenly learns that he’s not simply a joint-happy slacker; he is, in fact, a highly trained, sharp-shooting, fist-flinging sleeper.Of course, upon learning that he’s essentially Bourne with a bong, Mike’s life is instantly in danger and he’s forced to summon all his sublimated skills to survive. »
We reported last month that Uma Thurman was in talks to play a government agent who creates a top-secret program that trains sleeper agents, but now Sharon Stone will portray this character, named Victoria Lasseter. Jesse Eisenberg stars as Mike, a lazy stoner who learns the he is actually a highly-trained assassin within this program, as he must summon his inner hero to survive a deadly operation. Kristen Stewart plays his live-in girlfriend, with Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins starring in unspecified roles.
I think that there’s a rule in Hollywood that movies that start with the word “American” must have amazing ensemble casts (see: American Hustle, American Beauty, American Pie, American Gangster, American Graffiti). This week, the action-comedy American Ultra adds three new members to an already bustling line-up: Sharon Stone, Bill Pullman and Arrested Development‘s Tony Hale. They join Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Justified‘s Walton Goggins, Topher Grace and John Leguizamo in a film for Project X director Nima Nourizadeh.
The low-budget Lionsgate movie, picked up for a cool $7 million in March, stars Eisenberg as Mike, a stoner and slacker living in a small town whose past as a highly-trained secret agent comes back to interfere with his new, quieter existence. He becomes the target of a top secret government operation, which naturally does not sit well with his girlfriend, Phoebe (played by Eisenberg’s Adventureland co-star, Stewart »
- Jordan Adler
Sharon Stone is joining Jesse Eisnerberg and Kristen Stewart in Lionsgate’s action comedy American Ultra, which will be directed by Nima Nourizadeh. Story: Sharon Stone, Berry Gordy Toast 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Max Landis penned the script for Ultra, which tells of an unmotivated stoner named Mike (Eisenberg) who lives with his girlfriend (Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike's past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out. Stone is stepping into the role that was earmarked for Uma
- Borys Kit
Oscar-nominated actress Sharon Stone is set to join Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in Lionsgate's action-comedy “American Ultra,” TheWrap has learned. Stone takes over the role that Uma Thurman had been rumored for in the film, which Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) is directing from a script by Max Landis (“Chronicle”). Also read: Sharon Stone Re-Creates ‘Basic Instinct’ Leg Cross on ‘Conan’ (Video) Eisenberg stars as Mike, a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent in a government program created. »
- Jeff Sneider
With production having started just yesterday in New Orleans, Lionsgate's action comedy American Ultra has added Sharon Stone to its ensemble cast. She'll play a character named Victoria Lasseter. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh ( Project X ) and written by Max Landis ( Chronicle ), American Ultra also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins. American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, »
The action comedy American Ultra from Project X director Nima Nourizadeh started production yesterday in New Orleans, and Deadline is reporting two actors have joined the cast at the last minute. The site has learned Bill Pullman and Arrested Development star Tony Hale have signed on for American Ultra. American Ultra also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo and Walton Goggins, and the script comes from Chronicle scribe Max Landis. Eisenberg will play »
- Jesse Giroux
Production is set to begin today in New Orleans on the Lionsgate action comedy film American Ultra. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and written by Max Landis (Chronicle), the film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins.
American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.
- Garth Franklin
1-20 of 64 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners