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We have added a new teaser poster for the upcoming comedy The Wedding (aka The Big Wedding) starring Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes and Topher Grace. The film centers around Don (De Niro) and Ellie (Keaton), a long divorced couple being forced to pretend that [...]
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- Allan Ford
After Bradley Cooper’s “Limitless” was a surprise box office hit this spring, he's lined up a string of projects including David O. Russell’s “The Silver Linings Playbook,” Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines,” and “The Words,” which is premiering at Sundance. The early pics look very intriguing, featuring a gaunt, barely recognizable Jeremy Irons. The cast also includes Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes, Nora Arnezeder and Dennis Quaid. "The Words" is the festival’s closing night film, which could definitely be viewed as a vote of confidence. The Black List script follows a writer (Cooper) who, at the peak of his literary success, discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man’s work. With a pretty crack cast and decent concept, this one sounds promising. Meanwhile, there are always a few potential breakout comedies at Sundance. Some deliver completely »
Max Borenstein will rewrite the script for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.' reboot of "Godzilla."According to The Hollywood Reporter, British director Gareth Edwards will direct.This will be Edwards' second film coming on the heels of the low-budget sci-fi film "Monsters," for which he won best director and best technical achievement at the 2010 British Independent Film Awards.The original script was written by David Callaham. David Goyer did a previous rewrite.Legendary's Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, along with Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers are producing.Borenstein rewrote the script for the upcoming film "The Seventh Son" which stars Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes. »
- Adnan Tezer
What if Robert Pattinson was out of the Twilight franchise's wedding-album picture? What if auditions for Edward Cullen had gone differently, and it fell to Prince Caspian (aka, Narnia star Ben Barnes) or Jasper Hale (aka, Jackson Rathbone) to walk down the Breaking Dawn aisle with Kristen Stewart? What if? Here are five other movies that would've looked differently had the "what if" casting scenarios become reality: 1. Titanic...With Tom Cruise (and Without Leonardo DiCaprio)?! When director James Cameron set out to make a big movie about a big boat, his studio set out to hedge its bets: It wanted a big star for the role of all-American kid Jack Dawson. According to the book, Titanic and the »
Borenstein, who just turned in his script for Art of the Steal for Warner Bros and producers Kevin McCormick and Zac Efron, is well acquainted with Legendary after working on the company’s Jimi Hendrix biopic, which is currently in development.
- Charlie Derry
The idea of an M. Night Shyamalan-directed sci-fi movie that stars Will and Jaden Smith is, to put it bluntly, not the best one. This should be obvious enough, to the point where I don’t feel like I need to go into great detail on it, but that isn’t to say all hope is lost — Book of Eli scribe Gary Whitta — a smart guy who can have fun with genre — has written the screenplay, most importantly meaning Shyamalan‘s creative voice might not strangle every single step of the process.
Now, Variety reports that Syriana and Traffic screenwriter Stephen Gaghan has done a rewrite on the script for Sony. And, although his draft was submitted about a month ago, he might stick around to fix any small issues before the film goes before cameras in February. I got a good chuckle from the mention that the director »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
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Based on real events, Killing Bono tells the story of young Irish rocker Neil McCormick and his younger brother, Ivan, who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their school friends form U2 and become the biggest band in the world. »
From Kate Hudson coining the term “Band-Aids” in Almost Famous to Mark Wahlberg realizing his dream of becoming the lead singer of Steel Dragon in Rock Star, the obsession with and adoration of various famous bands and musicians has been chronicled through many different films. Nick Hamm’s Killing Bono joins their ranks, telling the story of Neil McCormick (Ben Barnes) and his obsession with not just becoming a huge rock star, but doing so on his own terms without the help of his fellow schoolmates who also formed their own band…which happened to then go on and become U2. Neil is a dreamer so fixated on the idea of stardom and all the spoils that come with it that he does not seem to quite grasp what it takes to make that dream a reality. Dressing like David Bowie does not make you him and acting like you already are a rock star does not »
- Allison Loring
Heat Vision reports that both Legendary Pictures' Godzilla and Universal's Asteroids have gotten new writers. Max Borenstein, who just turned in his script for Art of the Steal at Warner Bros., is penning the new screenplay for Godzilla , which will be distributed by WB. David Goyer ( The Dark Knight ) previously worked on the script. Borenstein also co-wrote the upcoming Seventh Son , starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore. Gareth Edwards ( Monsters ) will direct Godzilla . Legendary's Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing along with Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers. Universal's adaptation of the Atari video game Asteroids , meanwhile, will be written by Evan Spiliotopoulos. Matt Lopez ( The Sorcerer's Apprentice ) originally worked on the »
The next foray into American cinema for 'Godzilla' is slowly but surely moving forward. The last time the script was brought up, David Goyer of 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'Man of Steel' was working on it. THR reports that screenwriter Max Borenstein has been assigned to pick up the slack. Borenstein doesn't really have much to his name right now. He wrote and directed the 2003 film, 'Swordswallowers and Thin Men.' It looks to be a limited beyond limited kind of release. More recently, he rewrote the screenplay for 'The Seventh Son,' supernatural fare that is based on the writing of author Joseph Delaney. The film's cast features Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and, Ben Barnes.Details are very light on the new 'Godzilla,' which has 'Monsters' helmer, Gareth Edwards attached to direct. Months back, he said: "I guess I »
Contrary to my predictions, Monsters director Gareth Edwards is still attached to direct a reboot of Godzilla for Legendary Pictures, and there's been plenty of progress to report. Heat Vision broke the news this evening that Max Borenstein has landed the enormous task of bringing the Japanese green lizard back to theaters. David Goyer had previously worked on the script. My inside sources tell me that is hasn't been an easy task finding a writer to crack the code. How do you keep the integrity of the "man in a rubber suit" lore while modernizing it? It's not an easy concept to pitch. Therefore, Borenstein must have something special up his sleeve. What would you guys like to see? Borenstein rewrote Legendary's supernatural fantasy The Seventh Son. Based on the Joseph Delaney Ya book, it's due to go into production with Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes attached to star. »
Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is currently producing a film about The Beatles, but the guy knows a thing or two about another band whose often tumultuous back story is just as memorable as the music itself. Why, Oasis, of course!
In an interview with UK publication The Independent, Gallagher, who has had a — for lack of a better word — strained relationship with his brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel Gallagher (he did, after all, sue him this year for remarks he made at a press conference), said he wouldn’t be opposed to sharing their rocky rock n’ roll tale with audiences at the movies. »
- Aly Semigran
This film has me torn between really liking it, and casting it aside…
Killing Bono is the tale of two Irish in the 1980′s brothers struggling to make it in a rock band. Jealousy rears its ugly head when their friends band, U2, becomes a huge success while they are still struggling on the music scene. Semi truth, semi fictitious, the film follows Neil (Ben Barnes) and Ivan McCormick (Robert Sheehan) on their quest for rock stardom with their band Shook Up as Bono and U2 become more and more famous. The thought of this is unbearable to Neil, causing trouble for him, his brother, and his career.
Anyone old enough to remember the 80′s knows how big U2 were, and still are. They sell out stadiums around the world, and their frontman is known by one single name… Bono…
The film is based on the memoirs of Neil McCormick, »
- Melissa Howland
Slated to start production in March, director Roland Emmerich (2012) is looking to cast the male lead for his next sci-fi project, Singularity. Set 40 years in the future, Singularity is not the disaster-fare we’ve come to expect from Emmerich, but something else entirely. He’s not saying much about the project, co-written with Harald Kloser, but it occurs at a time when our technology is so advanced, there is the potential that we lose control of it. The lead of the film will be Adam, a young man composed entirely of a swarm of nanobots which grant him amazing powers. A number of relative unknowns will meet to read for the role this week, including TV stars Luke Grimes (Brothers and Sisters), Logan Marshall Green (Dark Blue) and Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars). Hit the jump for more on Singularity. News of Emmerich’s short-list comes via THR, which also includes Prom starrer, »
- Dave Trumbore
Several major 2013 tentpole films will be casting their lead roles in coming weeks with various young Hollywood spunks up for key parts in each of them. Here's the current list of finalists for five major projects in the works thanks to The Hollywood Reporter.
Arthur and Lancelot
British boys Luke Evans ("Immortals") and Toby Kebbell ("Rocknrolla") will be involved in the testing next week for the role of Arthur opposite "The Killing" star Joel Kinnaman as Lancelot in David Dobkin's "Arthur & Lancelot" at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Liam Hemsworth ("The Last Song"), Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad"), James Badge Dale ("24"), and D.J. Cotrona ("Dear John") have emerged as the finalists to play Bruce Willis’ son in "A Good Day To Die Hard »
- Garth Franklin
Read our exclusive interview with director Nick Hamm, who helmed the new comedy film ‘Killing Bono,’ which is now playing in select theaters. The movie, which is based on musician and music critic Neil McCormick’s acclaimed 2003 memoir, ‘I Was Bono’s Doppelganger,’ follows him and his brother Ivan as they strive to achieve fame as a rock ‘n’ roll band. The only problem is that Neil, played by Ben Barnes, and his brother Ivan, portrayed by Robert Sheehan, are competing against Bono, played by Martin McCann, and the rest of the members of U2, who they attended school with. While Ivan has come to terms with U2′s achievements, and doesn’t »
Killing Bono, based on Neil McCormick’s book of the same name, tells the story of U2’s rise to stardom… as seen through the eyes of the two brothers who are struggling to move out of the local garage/pub band scene and get their own music heard. The central focus lies on Neil (Ben Barnes) whose jealousy of his schoolmate Paul Hewson, or the artist commonly known as Bono (Martin McCann), and his overly protective love for his brother Ivan (Robert Sheehan) leads him on a rock and roll adventure filled with gigs, girls, and crazy criminal overlords. Director Nick Hamm keeps the tone on the lighter, comedic side, as the misfit brothers move to England and try to start a huge band from rock bottom. It’s a charming—cute, even—in many respects. There are fun , loving jabs at the early 90’s »
- Giovanni Colantonio
I recently had the chance to speak with actress Krysten Ritter about her fantastic new indie Killing Bono, which hits theaters November 4. I also had to ask Krysten Ritter about her upcoming ABC series Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23, which premieres midseason. When it was originally picked up, the title was changed to just Apartment 23. I asked Krysten Ritter about the title change, which she was definitely in favor of, although she isn't sure how they will actually pronounce it.
"I think they're going to scratch it out. I think Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23 is what it going to say. I'm just going to say 'bitch' and let everyone else worry about it (Laughs). Yeah, it's really fun. It's the tightest writing I've ever seen, doing a comedy. The writing is tight, every episode is just jam-packed. Every script I get, my jaw just hits the floor. »
We've seen so many biopics over the years about a musician's or band's rise to fame, but what about the 99 percent of acts that don't hit it big?
Nick Hamm proves stories of failure can be just as tantalizing with "Killing Bono," a wacky comedy about Neil (Ben Barnes) and Ivan McCormick (Robert Sheen), real-life brothers from Dublin who toiled in obscurity (and frustration) while their childhood chums became one of the world's biggest bands, U2.
NextMovie's own Kevin Polowy moderated a Q&A with Hamm at the recent 2011 Cmj Music Marathon & Film Festival, and the below back-and-forth is an excerpt from the event.
I'm going to start with the obvious here. Is Bono aware of this film? And if so, what does he think about that title?
Yes, he's aware of the film, and he's seen the movie, and he suggested the title. There were a couple of writers »
- Kevin Polowy
If you ask me, it's difficult for anyone to Not be a fan of actress Krysten Ritter. After appearing in What Happens in Vegas, 27 Dresses, Confessions of a Shopaholic, She's Out of My League, and a memorable arc on the AMC series Breaking Bad, Krysten Ritter has established herself as a go-to actress for any sort of unconventional role. Krysten Ritter appears in the fantastic comedy Killing Bono, which is based on music critic Neil McCormick's memoir, and hits theaters on November 4. Krysten Ritter plays Gloria, Neil McCormick's spunky new neighbor who becomes his love interest. I recently had the chance to speak with Krysten Ritter over the phone, and here's what she had to say.
I really enjoyed the movie, but I haven't gotten »
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