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With the "Wonder Woman" solo movie having begun production, an earlier and ultimately discarded incarnation of the character has seen the light of day today.
Photographer Mark Rogers has used his social media accounts to share a couple of shots of supermodel Megan Gale in costume as Wonder Woman in George Miller's cancelled "Justice League Mortal" project from back in 2007 & 2008.
The look certainly differs from that Gal Gadot is seen sporting in next year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". Boasting a brighter blue cloth skirt, more accurate headpiece and quite different leather corset - it's a distinctly different take.
Gale, who also starred in this year's "Mad Max: Fury Road" as the Valkyrie, was to star in the film alongside Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Adam Brody as the Flash, Common as the Green Lantern, Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, »
- Garth Franklin
Thanks to photographer Mark Rogers, we may have what is our first look at Megan Gale as Wonder Woman from Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller’s aborted 2007 DC ensemble Justice League Mortal; check out the images here…
Justice League Mortal was originally set to go into production in 2007 before Warner Bros. decided to pull the plug. The cast of the film would have included Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) as Batman, D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Superman, Megan Gale (Stealth) as Wonder Woman, »
- Gary Collinson
Cary Elwes (The Art Of More) and Mary Birdsong (The Descendants) have been cast in recurring roles in HBO's comedy pilot Max, written by Murray Miller and directed by Girls creator Lena Dunham. Max, described as a raucous comedy about the struggles of second-wave feminism in 1963, is centered on an ambitious magazine writer, Maxine Woodruff (Zoe Kazan), looking for liberation. Elwes plays Ken Reece, the editor of the magazine where Max works… »
Zoe Kazan has reportedly been drafted in to replace Lisa Joyce in the lead role for Lena Dunham’s new series, Max. The show has secured a pilot for HBO, and the What If actress landed the role after Joyce departed following what Deadline are reporting to be “creative differences” over the future of the protagonist in the series.
Max is being billed as a “raucous” comedy, following enthusiastic magazine writer Maxine Woodruff as she inadvertently finds herself at the centre of an ambitious civil rights movement in the early 1960s. Whether she – or the world around the movement – are quite ready for what follows will form the basis of the early exposure in the pilot, and this certainly sounds like the kind of amusing yet significant shows that a network like HBO will be very keen to get to a full series.
As it stands, Max also boasts writing »
- Gareth Cartwright
According to Deadline, Zoe Kazan, who you might know from What If, Bored to Death, or Olive Kitteridge (for which she received an Emmy nomination), has taken a starring role in Max, an HBO pilot written by Murray Miller and directed by Lena Dunham, who you definitely know from Girls. Miller, a writer and producer on Girls, also wrote HBO's Andy Samberg-Kit Harington tennis farce 7 Days in Hell, which aired this summer. Max follows the story of a young magazine writer, Maxine Woodruff (Kazan), through her encounters with the rise of second-wave feminism. Think Mad Men, but with more profanity and, probably, less existential despair.Kazan replaced Lisa Joyce in the role after Joyce's other pilot, Insecure, starring Issa Ray and co-starring Joyce, got picked up to series. Kazan also has a co-starring role in David Simon's new HBO pilot about the porn industry in the 1970s, »
- Jackson McHenry
Zoe Kazan has been cast in the lead role for Lena Dunham‘s HBO comedy pilot “Max,” TheWrap has learned. Kazan replaces Lisa Joyce, who was orignally set to star in the pilot for the series which follows a feminist magazine writer named Maxine Woodruff in the 1960s. Woodruff is an enthusiastic, if misguided, low-level magazine employee who stumbles into the forefront of a civil rights movement that both she and the world may not be ready for. See video: Lena Dunham Dances 'Like No One Is Watching' in 'Girls' Season 5 Teaser The pilot was written by Murray Miller. Dunham will serve as executive producer, »
- Joe Otterson
HBO’s comedy pilot Max is recasting its lead. Zoe Kazan has been tapped for the title role in the project written by Murray Miller and directed by Girls creator Lena Dunham. She replaces Lisa Joyce, who originally was cast in the role. Since Joyce landed the lead in Max, her other HBO comedy pilot, Issa Rae’s Insecure, got picked up to series. Joyce will now focus on Insecure, which has a strong momentum, having landed a series order shortly after the pilot was… »
MTV has renewed dating show “Are You the One” for a fourth season, and Chris Evans’ 2013 flick “Snowpiercer” is being developed as a series. Also in today’s television news roundup, Spike TV has pulled the plug on Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Harvest,” which the Viacom cabler had previously ordered to series . . .
MTV has renewed “Are You the One” for Season 4, the network announced Wednesday. The series hails from Lighthearted Entertainment, and is exec produced by Rob Laplante, Jeff Spangler and Scott Jeffress.
The pickup comes one week ahead of the Nov. 18 Season 3 finale, and as the match-making dating series is coming off its highest-rated episode of the current season, hitting a 1.42 in the 12-34 demo, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-3” delayed viewing.
“‘Are You the One’ is an irresistibly juicy and fun exploration of the thin line between love, infatuation and social experiment, and we’re thrilled to »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
One of 2015’s must-see movies, The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, portrayed in the film respectively by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables).
The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, November 27th, and in additional cities in December.
In 1926 in Copenhagen, artist Einar Wegener is married to Gerda Wegener and is revered for landscape paintings. Gerda is also an artist, less renowned but steadily working as a portraitist of prominent citizens. Theirs is a strong and loving marriage, »
- Michelle McCue
Three-time Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games franchise, Pitch Perfect 2) is set to star in the adventure drama Rita Hayworth With A Hand Grenade to be directed by award-winning director Sloane U’Ren (Dimensions), it was announced today by producer Robert Graf (upcoming Hail, Caesar!, Oscar-winning No Country For Old Men).
Radiant Films International is representing foreign rights and is introducing the film to buyers at the American Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group is handling North American rights.
An accomplished art director and set designer, U’Ren is directing her sophomore feature film after having honed her skills working on studio blockbusters such as Warner Bros.’ Batman Begins and Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince.
Written by Antony Neely, principal photography will commence in spring 2016.
Set in World War II, Caroline Baker (Banks), one of the first female war photographers, is shot down and stranded on a South Pacific island, »
- Michelle McCue
Last weekend, 20th Century Fox's blockbuster The Martian returned to take the top spot at the box office, fending off four new releases, which all flopped. This gave the thriller its third win in four weeks. This weekend, the sci-fi drama faced off against three more new movies, The Weinstein Company's Burnt, Warner Bros.' Our Brand Is Crisis and Paramount's Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, just one day before Halloween. Like last weekend's crop of new releases, the weekend estimates at Box Office Mojo reveal these latest titles provided just another round of flops, as The Martian took the top spot with $11.4 million, bringing forth the worst box office weekend of 2015.
The Martian has earned $182.8 million since its release on October 2, debuting at $54.3 million. While that isn't an astronomical opening weekend by any means, it continues to post minimal decreases in each frame, dropping just 31.9% in its second weekend, »
Chicago – This misbegotten political satire shows almost as much contempt for its audience as its characters do for the politicians they’re supposed to be helping. This movie thinks it is smartly cynical, but it’s about as smart as a Larry the Cable Guy routine at a Donald Trump rally.
Hate is not a big enough word for how I felt about this movie. I loathed, detested, scorned, despised, and abhorred this Hollywood abomination, that is so full of its own smug satisfaction it can’t see how dumb it really is.
Sandra Bullock plays a legendary political spinmeister nicknamed “Calamity” Jane who is introduced living a sober and solitary life in a cabin in the mountains, making pottery. She is summoned out of self imposed retirement to turn around the sputtering campaign of a Bolivian politician, but the game is rigged in her favor. Bullock sets up »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Written by Peter Straughan
Directed by David Gordon Green
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington featured a young, authentic Jimmy Stewart who does battle with the corrupt political machine. Many decades later, that hardened view of politicians (and the machine that gets them elected) has not changed. David Gordon Green’s loosely fictionalized take on a 2005 documentary by Rachel Boynton doesn’t attempt to change any minds about the political process. Green begins the film with an off-screen journalist interviewing Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock), who prompts Jane to explain where her inspiration for her work comes from. Jane responds “When I started in this business, my heroes were politicians and leaders. Then I met them.”
Comfortably settled in a mountainside cabin, “Calamity” Jane has exiled herself after a few defeats on the campaign trail, but (Ann Dowd) aims to recruit her anyway. Jane relents when »
- Colin Biggs
So you’re tired of all the news reports and headlines about those campaigning for the president, in an election that’s still over a year away? Well, why not take in a movie at the multiplex? Here’s Sandra Bullock’s latest all about…a presidential campaign. Ah, but Sandy’s not in the running, although she’s dashing around quite a bit. She’s a campaign strategist who’s working for a candidate all the way south, very south, in Bolivia. So are presidential races there the same as up here, with sound bites, negative ads,and other ways to manipulate the media? You bet your ballot! So what does she come up with, how will her hopeful break away from the ‘pack’? Just one way, as Ms. B explains in the film’s first act, Our Brand Is Crisis.
Us Public relations vets Ben (Anthony Mackie) and »
- Jim Batts
Our Brand is Crisis, 2015.
Directed by David Gordon Green.
An American woman, well-versed in political campaigns, is sent to the war-torn lands of South America to help install a new leader but is threatened to be thwarted by a long-term rival.
Our Brand is Crisis is more than just the scenario Jane (Sandra Bullock) is selling to the Bolivian public in hopes of bringing her candidate Castillo from a blip on the radar to leading the polls in the presidential election; it’s also a fitting summary for the disjointed tone of the movie that seemingly wants to be an amalgamation of slapstick humor, “intelligent” *cough* obvious political insight, and grounded drama.
Director David Gordon Green has a wide variety of pictures under his belt of varying degrees of »
- Robert Kojder
According to the critics, Our Brand Is Crisis may be in...a crisis. With a cast and crew of Hollywood veterans, including lead actress, Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, screen counterpart Billy Bob Thornton, producer George Clooney, and ensemble members Anthony Mackie, Ann Dowd, Scoot McNairy, and Zoe Kazan, this film is seemingly slated for immediate success. This line of talented stars help paint the world of the film's matriarch, Jane Bodine, a political consultant with a haphazard blond dye job played by chameleon Bullock. She is invited to Bolivia as a part of a consulting firm meant to manage a presidential candidate whose odds are stacked strongly against him. While she's eager to »
Which would you save? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’? Han Solo or Indiana Jones? ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad’? Watch as Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Zoe Kazan, Scoot McNairy and director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) are forced to choose.
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Read More: Sandra Bullock Fights for Gender Equality with 'Our Brand is Crisis' In David Gordon Green's "Our Brand is Crisis," Sandra Bullock plays a ruthless political strategist who has spent her career angling to get her candidate — and not always the best candidate, not by a long shot — a big win at the polls. So it was a little strange that when the Oscar winner was asked about her political leanings at a recent event, she went a different route. "I don't like the word 'politics,' because I feel like that's the game," she said. "That's the show. I like 'government.'" At a luncheon held in the film's honor today at Manhattan's Four Seasons restaurant, Bullock — alongside co-stars Anthony Mackie and Zoe Kazan — participated in a twenty minute chat moderated by NBC's Willie Geist about many aspects of the film. But things really got »
- Kate Erbland
Last weekend, 20th Century Fox's blockbuster The Martian returned to take the top spot at the box office, fending off four new releases, which all underperformed. This gave the thriller its third win in four weeks. On Friday, the sci-fi drama faces off against three more new movies, The Weinstein Company's Burnt, Warner Bros.' Our Brand Is Crisis and Paramount's Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, just one day before Halloween. Like last weekend's crop of new releases, the projections at BoxOffice.com reveal these latest titles will all underperform as well, with The Martian likely taking the top spot once again.
The Martian has earned $166.1 million since its release on October 2, debuting at $54.3 million. While that isn't an astronomical opening weekend by any means, it continues to post minimal decreases in each frame, dropping just 31.9% in its second weekend, 42.4% in its third frame (where it took second place to Goosebumps) and 26.1% last weekend. »
Sandra Bullock, who plays a hard-boiled campaign strategist deployed to Bolivia in the film, said she had no guidance for the Republican frontrunner: “Donald Trump doesn’t need advice — he’s doing fine just being Trump.”
And Bullock has no desire to enter the field of advising candidates.
“I could never be a political consultant,” she noted. “I would never step into that world if you paid me. I couldn’t do it. The stakes are too high and I’m too softhearted. It’s really hard. I can do the little lies but I can’t do the great big ones.”
- Dave McNary
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