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Ever since Marvel announced their massive Phase Three slate back in October, there has been plenty of speculation about who will play Captain Marvel. A number of actresses have been rumored for the role, such as Vikings star Katheryn Winnick, Jessica Chastain, Katee Sackhoff and Emily Blunt. As of now, the project doesn't even have a director attached yet, but Marvel did bring on Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) to write the script. Today, a new rumor surfaced from Meet the Movie Press, that claims Emily Blunt has in fact signed on as Captain Marvel.
This hasn't been confirmed yet, but Heroic Hollywood's El Mayimbe believes that Marvel is "aiming higher" for the role of Carol Danvers. Back in April, a report surfaced that the studio wanted Charlize Theron to star as Captain Marvel, with Angelina Jolie eyed to direct. The report was never confirmed, »
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Seeing Matt Damon in an astronaut suit may evoke bad memories for Interstellar fans, but forget Dr. Mann, for in Ridley Scott’s Oscar-tipped space oddity The Martian, the actor is playing an intrepid explorer cast astray on the Red Planet.
With no option but to “science the shit” out of his surrounding supplies, Damon’s lone astronaut is forced to carry out a mini-terraforming mission, growing food on a hostile environment that is designed for anything but. First off, his Mark Watney will be forced to send out an Sos signal from the sun-scorched planet, before hunkering down for a gruelling 4 years as the Ares 3 crew return for the man they left behind.
Lifted from the pages of Andy Weir’s eponymous best-seller, there’s already tremendous amount of buzz surrounding The Martian following its spine-chilling first trailer. With a cast that includes Jessica Chastain, »
- Michael Briers
Backstage University offers professional actors weekly opportunities to boost their contacts and improve their auditioning skills. Coming up next week, work on-camera with an associate from one of New York’s biggest casting offices, perform a song or monologue for a busy boutique agent, and meet with a powerhouse office known for major feature film projects. Coming up Monday, Aug. 3, we are welcoming Telsey & Co. casting associate Conrad Woolfe for an on-camera intensive. Telsey is one of New York’s largest, oldest, and most respected offices, with recent credits including Meryl Streep’s upcoming “Ricki and the Flash” and “A Most Violent Year” starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac. Woolfe is a first-time guest at Backstage University and will be working with actors on their on-camera audition technique. Find out what you’re doing right (and what you can improve) with this major New York office. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, senior »
Following the first trailer for Warner Bros.' The Martian that debuted last month, the studio has released new photos, courtesy of Total Film. These images show Matt Damon's Mark Watney, stranded on the Red Planet all by himself with no way back to Earth. We still have just a few months until Ridley Scott's sci-fi adaptation hits theaters, so these photos will surely be the first of many.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring The Martian home, »
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. »
- Gary Collinson
Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller The Martian, starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut, and Black Mass, a Seventies-era crime drama about notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger (played by Johnny Depp), are among the first crop of movies announced for this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
The Martian — based on the bestseller by Andy Weir — will make its world premiere at Tiff. It stars Damon as an astronaut left to fend for himself on the red planet after being separated from his crew in their attempt to flee Mars amidst a storm. »
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced a first round of lineups for its 40th edition, running from September 10 through 20. Among the highlights are the world premieres of Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next, Ridley Scott's The Martian with Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara and Kristen Wiig, Brian Helgeland’s Legend with Tom Hardy and Peter Sollett’s Freeheld with Julianne Moore, Ellen Page and Steve Carrell. The Opening Night Film will be Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts. We've got details on today's announcement. » - David Hudson »
The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival now has something of a slate. Festival toppers Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling presided over a press conference Tuesday morning where more than 34 films were announced including the world premieres of "The Martian," "The Family Fang" and "Demolition." It's an intriguing initial lineup for the venerable Canadian institution and something of a steadying the ship after losing some major debuts to Venice, Telluride and the New York Film Festival over the past few years. Well, maybe. The most impressive world premieres include the aforementioned "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal (officially the best opening night film in recent memory), "The Family Fang" with Nicole Kidman, "Legend" with Tom Hardy, "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston, "The Martian" with Matt Damon and Lance Armstrong doc "The Program" with Ben Foster and Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next." Notable films that will have premiered »
- Gregory Ellwood
The initial lineup for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, taking place from September 10 to 20 this fall, has been revealed, with Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallee’s dramatic romance Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, having been selected to open the prestigious fest.
The first selections lineup reads like a who’s who list of Oscar contenders. Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall and Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong biopic The Program all have world premieres, and other huge titles screening include Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of Nation, Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, Peter Sollett’s Freeheld, Brian Helgeland’s Legend and Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth.
Check out the full lineup below, and let us know what you’re most excited for in the comments section.
Opening Night Film.
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- Isaac Feldberg
Ridley Scott’s “The Martian,” Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” Scott Cooper’s “Black Mass,” Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall” and Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Demolition” are among the films expected to bring such stars as Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal and Dakota Johnson to the 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff organizers announced on Tuesday. The 48 films are all among the first batch of selections to be announced for the 2015 festival, which will run from Sept. 10-20 in Toronto. The festival’s typically hefty helping of high-profile awards contenders includes a number of films dealing. »
- Steve Pond
Read More: Ezra Miller and Michael Angarano on the Dark Side of Human Nature in 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' At 18 years old, Tye Sheridan has a career that would make even the most accomplished actor jealous. In the four years since making his acting debut opposite Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain in Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life," Sheridan has continued to work with some of the biggest and most acclaimed names in the business, including Jeff Nichols and Matthew McConaughey on "Mud," David Gordon Green and Nicolas Cage on "Joe," Rodrigo Garcia and Ewan McGregor on "Last Days in the Desert" and more. Joining Indiewire over the phone from the Montreal set of another envious project -- Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Apocalypse," where he's taking on the role of a young Cyclops -- Sheridan spoke about working on his latest heralded indie, "The Stanford Prison Experiment, »
- Zack Sharf
The novel, written by Don Winslow, offers “a fictional take on the notorious Sinaloa drug boss whose daring July 18 escape from a Mexican prison dominated international news headlines.” Scott will direct the film and also produce through his production company Scott Free Films. Shane Salerno (Armageddon) is set to write the scrip.
In addition to the news of Scott’s involvement, Deadline is reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio may be in the running to take on the film’s lead role. No official word on any casting has been forthcoming, but if the deal is closed it would become DiCaprio’s second collaboration with Scott after Body of Lies.
- Scott J. Davis
Time to celebrate, Terrence Malick fans: the prolific director's long-awaited film Knight of Cups finally has a release date. According the The Hollywood Reporter, the film will hit theaters March 4, 2016 by way of upstart film distributor Broad Green Pictures. The first time we reported on Knight of Cups was back in November of 2011, and ever since then fans of the reclusive director have been clamoring to see the film. The first trailer dropped back in December, and after receiving a rating shortly thereafter, a detailed synopsis was released ahead of the film's premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February. Malick has his detractors, and I think I count as one of them. While I like The Thin Red Line it took me more than a handful of attempts to finally get through Days of Heaven, and I think the only reasons I enjoyed The Tree of Life are the »
- Jordan Benesh
Excuse my cynicism if I'm not holding my breath for this project to actually pan out and happen. At least under Ridley Scott's watch. The filmmaker has a great habit of attaching himself to films with the optimistic outlook of directing, only for them to get stuck in development and/or left behind as he gets distracted by something else. Anyway, if the folks behind "The Cartel" want this to ride the headlines, they'll have to move fast. Read More: Watch Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, And More Go To Mars In The First Trailer For Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' "The Cartel" is the title of Don Winslow's latest novel, which tells a tale of a Mexican drug kingpin not unlike the notorious El Chapo (who the author heavily researched for his book), who is currently on the run after escaping from prison. Now it's headed »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jordan Vogt-Roberts is on board to direct the film, which focuses on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world — something previous films have only touched on. Tony Gilroy did the most recent polish to the script, which was first penned by “Godzilla” scribe Max Bornstein. Mary Parent, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing the movie, which hits theaters on March 10, 2017.
After her breakthrough role in “21 Jump Street,” Larson has stuck to more dramatic films, including her critically acclaimed performance in “Short Term 12.” This film would mark her first major tentpole, as well as her first big action pic, »
- Justin Kroll
Source: Getty / Carl Court Reflections on the passing of Robin Williams last year were mostly focused on the legendary actor's career and onstage persona, but there was much more to Robin than just the man that we knew (and loved) on screen. Robin's private life was full of ups and downs, including his dedication to philanthropy and his ongoing struggles with depression and addiction. Tuesday would have been the beloved star's 64th birthday, so keep reading to learn more about Robin as we reflect on the life and times of a man who touched the lives of so many. He Was a Family Man Robin was survived by his three children - Zak, Zelda, and Cody. Zelda shared a heartbreaking message to her dad after news of his passing broke, saying, "I love you. I'll miss you. I'll try to keep looking up." He also left behind a half-brother, McLaurin Smith-Williams. »
If there’s one thing people can’t talking about after seeing “Jurassic World,” it’s how Jessica Chastain Bryce Dallas Howard spends the entire movie running in heels. Whether you think that’s empowering or idiotic is the topic of much heated debate. One thing that isn’t up for debate? That this trailer for a High Heel Edition “Jurassic Park” box set is on point (zing!). [Via A.V. Club] »
- Donna Dickens
Rooney Mara surprised many by taking home the Best Actress prize at Cannes, as many thought her co-star Cate Blanchett would take it -- or the two would share. Whether we like it or not, the moment marked the beginning of Mara's campaign for a second Oscar nomination (and potential win) for Todd Haynes' "Carol." It's just a matter of whether The Weinstein Company will campaign them both in lead, or place Mara in supporting. The latter seems more like Harvey, and if that's the case we can pretty much guarantee that one of the category's five slots will go to Mara. Who joins her? That depends on how big, small or good dozens of hopefuls' roles are in films we -- in some cases -- won't see until November. The mighty likes of Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Laura Linney, Jennifer Jason Leigh, »
- Peter Knegt
"When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place ﬁlled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.
Directed by del Toro from a screenplay he scribed with Matthew Robbins, Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver. A Legendary film from Universal Pictures, the supernatural mystery hits theaters on October 16th.
- Derek Anderson
We didn’t think it was possible to be any more excited about Crimson Peak, and yet here we are.
A new featurette was just released for Guillermo Del Toro’s latest, and we get confirmation from the actors and director that it’s a true gothic horror, with an emphasis on the horror.
Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, and Del Toro himself give us an inside look at all the main characters, including the house. If you’re not familiar with the plot, it follows Edith (Wasikowska) as she moves into the family home of her new husband (Hiddleston) and his sister (Chastain). Things get a little ghostly when Edith soon realizes the house isn’t all that it seems.
Charlie Hunnam also stars as a childhood friend of Edith’s. This may just be the perfect movie for the Halloween season, so catch it in Cineplex theatres October 16th. »
- Amanda Wood
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