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Shooting begins on M:I5

25 August 2014 4:20 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions top brass said principal photography has commenced on the fifth instalment in the Tom Cruise franchise.

Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie took a break from their schedule to record an ice bucket challenge in support of Als.

Filming on Mission: Impossible 5 will take place in Vienna, Morocco and London. Drew Pearce and McQuarrie co-wrote the screenplay with Will Staples.

Cruise produces through Tom Cruise Productions alongside Jj Abrams and Bryan Burk through Bad Robot. Skydance ProductionsDavid Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger will serve as executive producers.

Simon Pegg returns as Benji, Jeremy Renner as Brandt and Ving Rhames as Luther. Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson join the cast.

The fourth installment in the franchise scored the biggest hit so far after it opened in December 2011, grossing more than $694m worldwide.

The franchise kicked off in 1996 and to date has amassed approximately $2bn worldwide.

The film is »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Miranda Otto joins HBO's 'Westworld'

15 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Actress Miranda Otto is joining the many familiar faces who have signed onto HBO’s increasingly intriguing Westworld. The Lord of the Rings and War of the Worlds co-star has joined the cast of the sci-fi pilot, about a futuristic theme park that caters to dark human desires.

Otto will play “Virginia Pittman,” the head of the park’s Quality Assurance department. We’re told “her brutal honesty with her colleagues and her ruthless efficiency in dealing with malfunctioning ‘property’ have made her a formidable and unpredictable power player in Westworld.”

The Westworld cast has grown rapidly over the past several weeks. »

- James Hibberd

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HBO's Westworld Snags Miranda Otto

15 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Westworld has unveiled its newest attraction: Miranda Otto.

The Rake actress has joined the sprawling cast of HBO’s sci-fi pilot, which revolves around a futuristic theme park where robots go berserk and attack the guests.

Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Been Cancelled?

Otto will play Virginia Pittman, the head of the park’s Quality Assurance department whose brutal honesty with her colleagues and her ruthless efficiency in dealing with malfunctioning “property” have made her a formidable and unpredictable power player in Westworld.

Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, Westworld‘s »

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Mark Hamill Posts Pinewood Studios Photo From Star Wars: Episode VII

15 August 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Darth Vader: “The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master.”

It surely seems that we’ve come full circle with those prophetic words from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope with this new photo of Mark Hamill as Luke from Pinewood Studios.

With the nostalgia of the strong resemblance to Alec Guiness in the photo, Star Wars geeks across the Galaxy anxiously await the arrival of the first official teaser and photo of Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in costume.

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Director J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode VII hits theaters next year on December 18, 2015.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall GleesonGwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Thandie Newton joins HBO's 'Westworld'

13 August 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Thandie Newton has joined the cast of HBO’s Westworld adaptation, EW has confirmed.

Based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, the drama takes place at a high-tech amusement park filled with humanistic androids. The Crash alum will play Maeve Millay, Westworld’s razor-sharp madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged.

Newton joins the previously cast Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, and Ed Harris. The pilot was written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who will executive-produce with J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Jerry Weintraub. »

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Scoop: Thandie Newton Joins HBO's Westworld as Brothel Boss

13 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Rogue‘s Thandie Newton is putting down roots in Westworld, HBO’s sci-fi drama pilot from exec producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk, and exec producers/writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, TVLine has learned.

She will play Maeve Millay, a beautiful and razor-sharp madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged.

Coincidentally, Newton’s casting comes just days after DirecTV renewed Rogue for two more seasons. If Westworld gets ordered to series, the actress will (somehow) juggle both shows.

Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Been Cancelled?

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Justin Bieber & Shia Labeouf Audition For Star Wars VII (Parody)

12 August 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Another exclusive, behind the scenes look at the production of Star Wars: Episode VII. Join Director J.J. Abrams as he auditions actors for the part of Luke Skywalker's son in the upcoming sequel. - KurtToons Star Wars: Episode VII - Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, David Oyelowow, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film. It's being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015. »

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Leaked Photos Of Millennium Falcon Set - Star Wars VII

12 August 2014 7:55 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?…It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. Paul on MintInBox (via makingstarwars.net), has posted some more image of the Millennium Falcon set that was constructed for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars VII. This is also the supposed location where Harrison Ford ("Air Force One") suffered his leg injury. Star Wars: Episode VII - Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, David Oyelowow, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film. It's being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on »

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Ed Harris Joins Anthony Hopkins & Evan Rachel Wood in HBO’s Westworld

11 August 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The androids at the adult amusement park Westworld began to think for themselves one day, with murderous results. In the late Michael Crichton’s 1973 directorial debut Westworld, the beginning of independent artificial intelligence means the end for some humans. Inspired by Crichton’s film and also titled Westworld, HBO’s upcoming pilot just added Ed Harris to its A-list cast.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ed Harris has signed on to play a villain in HBO’s Westworld, described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” Harrris will play a character called “The Man in Black”, described as “the distillation of pure villainy into one man.” The cast also includes Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Shannon Woodward, and Jeffrey Wright. We have the backgrounds of the other core characters (via The Hollywood Reporter):

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Ed Harris Gets Villainous in Westworld

11 August 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The casting news keeps rolling in for HBO's upcoming "Westworld" adaptation as Ed Harris has joined the huge cast to play The Man in Black, described as the distillation of pure villainy into one man. Oh. Hell. Yeah.

Inspired by Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name, the project, which hails from Jj Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions, and Kilter Films, is billed as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin."

Harris joins the previously announced James Marsden, Eddie Rouse, Demetrius Grosse, Kyle Bornheimer, Currie Graham, Lena Georgas, Steven Ogg, Timothy Lee DePriest, Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman.

Abrams will executive produce alongside veteran producer Weintraub and Bad Robot's Bryan Burk. "Person of Interest's" Jonathan Nolan, who co-wrote the pilot, will executive produce and direct as well. »

- Steve Barton

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Ed Harris Joins HBO’s ‘Westworld’ as Key Villain

11 August 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ed Harris is heading to TV in a villainous role.

The “Apollo 13″ and “The Abyss” actor has signed on to join HBO’s “Westworld” in key evil role, Variety has confirmed. He joins an already-announced cast of Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Shannon Woodward.

Harris will star as The Man in Black, described as the “distillation of pure villainy into one man.”

J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bad Robot’s Bryan Burk are producing the adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film, which followed a robot malfunction that led to terror in a theme park. “Person of Interest’s” Jonathan Nolan will produce and direct the Warner Bros. Television one-hour drama, and co-wrote the pilot with exec producer Lisa Joy. Kathy Lingg serves as co-executive producer, with Athena Wickham as a producer, David Coatsworth as co-executive producer and line producer and Susie Ekins as co-producer.

The role is a return to HBO for Harris. »

- Alex Stedman

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Ed Harris Set as Westworld Villain; James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright, and More Join HBO Pilot

11 August 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The HBO pilot Westworld is coming together quite nicely.  Person of Interest creator and The Dark Knight screenwriter Jonathan Nolan is spearheading the adaptation of writer/director Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi film of the same name, which revolved around a malfunctioning Wild West robot at a futuristic adult amusement park.  Anthony Hopkins is already set to lead the potential series as the creator of the park with Evan Rachel Wood co-starring as a “sassy farm girl”, and now THR reports that Ed Harris has signed on to play the show’s primary antagonist, The Man in Black.  The character is described as “the distillation of pure villainy into one man.”  Hit the jump for more on the latest Bad Robot series, including further casting. In addition to Harris, THR also reports that Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, and Kyle Bornheimer will fill out the stellar cast of the Westworld pilot. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Ed Harris Joins HBO's Westworld as 'Distillation of Pure Villainy'

11 August 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Westworld has found its Big Bad.

Four-time Oscar-nominated actor Ed Harris has joined HBO’s sci-fi drama pilot (from exec producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk and writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy) as a series regular, TVLine has learned.

Harris will play The Man in Black — Aka the distillation of pure villainy into one man.

Related HBO Execs Talk Thrones‘ Future — Plus: True Detective, Curb, BoardwalkUpdates

Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, Westworld revolves around a futuristic theme park where robots go berserk and attack the guests.

As previously reported, Anthony Hopkins stars as Dr. »

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Ed Harris cast in HBO's 'Westworld' as top villain

11 August 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Ed Harris is coming to series TV: The Abyss and Apollo 13 actor has signed on as the Big Bad in HBO’s Westworld reboot.

The four-time Oscar nominee’s character is called The Man in Black, and is described as “the distillation of pure villainy into one man.” He joins previously cast star — and fellow series television newcomer—Anthony Hopkins, along with Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, and Shannon Woodward.

The Warner Bros.-produced sci-fi pilot produced by J.J Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk updates Michael Crichton’s 1973 classic film about a theme park where androids fulfill dark human desires. »

- James Hibberd

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James Marsden Lands Role On HBO's 'Westworld'

10 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

James Marsden has been cast in HBO’s adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 feature film Westworld.

James Marsden Cast In 'Westworld'

In the Westworld TV series, Marsden will play Teddy Flood, who sparks curiosity among the people of the small western town, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Through his charm and skills with a revolver, he soon wins over the fellow residents, including a young woman who becomes a love interest. Before long, he finds himself embarking on an odyssey in which he deals with the rise of artificial consciousness and sin.

Marsden is joining a star-studded cast, which includes Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood. Hopkins was tapped to play the creative director and chief programmer of the park, while Wood is inhabiting the role of Dolores Abernathy, a “quintessential farm girl of the frontier West,” reported THR.

More recent additions to the Westworld cast include Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games, »

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Huge Westworld Casting Update Includes James Marsden, Eddie Rouse, and a Half Dozen Others

9 August 2014 11:05 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

HBO is casting a pretty wide net when it comes to filling roles in its upcoming adaptation of "Westworld," as evidenced by this latest word that X-Men franchise star James Marsden plus seven other notable actors have just signed on.

Per THR's The Live Feed, Marsden will play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town. He quickly proves both his charm - and his talent with a revolver. His pursuit of a local beauty launches him on a dark journey.

Inspired by Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name, the project, which hails from Jj Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions, and Kilter Films, is billed as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin."

Eddie Rouse (Pandorum, American Gangster) has been cast as "Kissy" (short for "Kisecawchuck"), a laconic American-Indian card - and contraband - dealer from the town saloon, »

- Debi Moore

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James Marsden Joins HBO’s Westworld

9 August 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The casting for HBO’s sci-fi drama pilot, Westworld, continues to move ahead at full steam today, with news that we can now add good ol’ Cyclops to the list, as actor James Marsden has hopped on board.

Just a mere 24 hours after the J.J. Abrams-produced TV adaptation of the 1973 Michael Crichton film announced that a bevy of actors had joined the cast, including Boardwalk Empire‘s Jeffery Wright, it is now known that Marsden will help round out the line-up. The actor will be playing Teddy Flood, a mysterious wanderer with a penchant for guns and gals who’ll find himself on a journey of dark and epic proportions.

HBO is doing a fantastic job of setting up this TV pilot for success with its talented and diversified cast. Jeffery Wright is a veteran character actor who opened the eyes of Hollywood with his scintillating turn as Peoples »

- Dariel Figueroa

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James Marsden Joins HBO’s ‘Westworld’

8 August 2014 5:12 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Marsden has been tapped to join HBO’s upcoming sci-fi pilot “Westworld.”

The one-hour drama is inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 Western thriller about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.

Marsden is set to play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town. Teddy quickly proves both his charm — and his talent with a revolver — while his pursuit of a local beauty launches him on a dark odyssey.

Eddie Rouse has also been cast for the role of Kissy, a laconic American-Indian who deals cards and contraband from the town saloon.

Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman will also star.

Jonathon Nolan is set to write and direct. Executive producers include J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk.

Marsden can be seen in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks film “Best »

- Nikara Johns

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James Marsden Joins HBO's Westworld

8 August 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

James Marsden is entering a brave new Westworld.

The X-Men/Anchorman actor has joined HBO’s sci-fi drama pilot (from exec producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk and writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy) as a series regular, TVLine has learned.

Marsden will play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to the small frontier town who quickly proves both his charm — and his talent with a revolver. His pursuit of a local beauty launches him on a dark odyssey.

Related HBO Execs Talk Thrones‘ Future — Plus: True Detective, Curb, BoardwalkUpdates

Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, »

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Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro and more join HBO's Westworld

7 August 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

HBO's upcoming sci-fi remake of Westworld from producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk and writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy is starting to heat up again with the addition of a few cast members. The show as you know is based on the 1973 film of the same name written and directed by Michael Crichton. It's basically about robots at a theme park that go crazy. If that sounds familiar it should; Crichton evolved the story two decades later for Jurassic Park. Check out »

- Graham McMorrow

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