17 items from 2015
Me and Earl and Wolverine and Lisbeth Salander? Maybe another time.
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of the Sundance darling Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, has snagged Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara for his follow-up, Collateral Beauty. According to Variety, the emotional drama comes from an original screenplay by Allan Loeb (21, Rock of Ages).
The film is set in a New York ad agency and follows “a man whose life is flipped upside down after experiencing an incredible tragedy that sends him down a path of deep depression.”
Rejon is in hot demand after the success of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and it is apparent with the talent he just brought in for this project. His film won the Audience and Grand Jury prizes at Sundance and was acquired for a record-breaking $12 million by Fox Searchlight and Indian Paintbrush.
Jackman and Mara will be seen together this »
- Zach Dennis
Having just worked together as, respectively, Blackbeard and Tiger Lily on Joe Wright's Pan, Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara are set to be reunited. They've both signed on for Collateral Beauty, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's follow-up to his Sundance hit Me And Earl And The Dying Girl.Allan Loeb wrote the screenplay, which according to Variety revolves around a New York advertising agency, and a man - presumably Jackman's character - struggling with depression after a tragedy that turns his world upside down. Loeb has recently been churning out comedies like Here Comes The Boom, Just Go With It and The Dilemma, but his earlier work on dramas like Things We Lost In The Fire and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is probably a more relevant touchstone here...Gomez-Rejon, meanwhile, got his start on television with Glee and American Horror Story. He also directed this last year's clever remake of »
After breaking out big time at Sundance with his festival favorite Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is lining up an A-list cast for his next project, Collateral Beauty. Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara are attached to star in the emotional drama from an original screenplay by Allan Loeb (21, Rock of Ages). Per Variety, the film is set in a New York ad agency and follows "a man whose life is flipped upside down after experiencing an incredible tragedy that sends him down a path of deep depression." Gomez-Rejon previously helmed the horror remake The Town that Dreaded Sundown, as well as episodes of hit TV shows Glee and American Horror Story. The director is currently riding a high wave after Me and Earl and the Dying Girl won both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and incited a bidding war that led »
- Haleigh Foutch
Later this summer fall, Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara will bring audiences into Joe Wright's "Pan." Iit seems the pair hit off because they've quickly lined up a new movie together. Read More: Joe Wright Enters Fairy Tale Land With First Trailer For 'Pan' With Hugh Jackman And Rooney Mara The duo will star in the indie drama "Collateral Beauty." Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who is running hot following the huge Sundance reception — which included two awards — for "Me And Earl And The Dying Girl," will direct the story about a New York City ad executive who slips into depression following a tragedy. So it sounds very promising, but our only reservation is that the script is from Allan Loeb, who tends to churn out stuff like "The Dilemma," "Just Go With It," "Rock Of Ages," and "Here Comes The Boom." No word on when it will shoot, but »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara are attached to star in the indie drama “Collateral Beauty,” which Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct from a script by Allan Loeb, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros are producing the film, which follows a New York advertising executive who suffers a tragedy and finds his life slipping into a deep, dark depression. Wme will shop the red-hot package to studios and indie financiers, as the agency represents Jackman, Mara and Gomez-Rejon, who is coming off the Sundance sensation “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. »
- Jeff Sneider
Hot off his Sundance breakout “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is lining up his next project with two of Hollywood’s biggest talents. Sources tell Variety that Gomez-Rejon has attached himself to direct “Collateral Beauty” with Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara attached to star.
Allan Loeb wrote the original screenplay, which is set in a New York ad agency and focuses on a man whose life is flipped upside down after experiencing a tragedy that sends him down a path of deep depression. Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros are producing.
The drama does not have a distributor or financier, yet the attachment of Jackman and Gomez-Rejon should make it one of the hotter packages in town.
After winning both the grand prize and audience award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “Me and Earl” made Gomez-Rejon a must-get filmmaker for studios and high-profile projects. »
- Justin Kroll
"This whole chunk of land will be decimated...!" Warner Bros has debuted a third trailer for San Andreas, the big earthquake movie starring Dwayne Johnson they've been building up for a summer release. We've already seen two good trailers for this already, teasing some of the epic destruction and mayhem including a huge tsunami wave and pretty much all of Los Angeles collapsing upon itself. This definitely does look like a Roland Emmerich movie (even a spiritual sequel to 2012) but without some of the Emmerich quirks, for better or worse. Honestly, I'm curious to see this, something about the emotional angle that gets me. Enjoy! Here's the third trailer (see the first + second) for Brad Peyton's San Andreas, direct from Warner Bros: Watch the first teaser trailer for San Andreas here, and follow-up with the second trailer here after this one. San Andreas is directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island »
- Alex Billington
Tom Cruise isn't the first guy you might think of to star in a movie called Bob the Musical, first because his name isn't Bob, and second because the movie is billed as a high-concept comedy and Cruise is better-known as an action guy, but according to The Wrap Disney has its hopes firmly set on the Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation star to lead the project. Cruise isn't officially attached to the project yet, but I count myself a Cruise fan and I have to say I am excited about the prospect of him playing the lead in a comedy again, especially one with an interesting premise. According to the report Disney hopes to reel in Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) to direct a script from Allan Loeb (Rock of Ages). The story is this: a regular guy can suddenly hear the inner songs of everyone's heart after suffering a blow to the head, »
- Jordan Benesh
Tom Cruise is circling the title role in Disney’s long-gestating musical comedy “Bob the Musical,” multiple individuals familiar with the high-concept project have told TheWrap. Cruise is not officially attached to star at the moment, but Disney has had its eye on the “Mission: Impossible” star since as far back as January. “The Artist” director Michel Hazanavicius is also being courted to direct. Representatives for Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment, while a representative for Cruise declined to comment. Also Read: Tom Cruise Takes CinemaCon Behind the Scenes of His Death-Defying Plane Stunt in ' »
- Jeff Sneider
"The Earth will literally crack open, and you will feel it on the East coast." Hot on the heels of yesterday's new poster, the second trailer for the disaster drama San Andreas has arrived, and it brings a whole slew of destruction with it. California gets messed up beyond recognition, and Dwayne Johnson is saving people left and right, whether it's his wife (Carla Gugino) or his daughter (Alexandra Daddario) or some woman who fell in the street. Plus, in addition to the earthquake, we get a peek at one of the side effects of the earthquake, a tsunami headed towards the Golden Gate Bridge. How will Johnson survive? Here's the latest trailer for Brad Peyton's San Andreas straight from Warner Bros. Pictures: You can still watch the teaser trailer for San Andreas right here. San Andreas is directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) and written »
- Ethan Anderton
No, Dwayne Johnson isn't swinging like Austin Powers, but instead he's literally swinging from a helicopter on the new poster for San Andreas. The action thriller arrives this summer with Johnson playing a helicopter pilot trying to survive one of the deadliest earthquakes humanity has ever seen, right on the infamous San Andreas fault line. A new poster seems to give us the viewpoint of someone being rescued as the Earth crumbles and breaks above. It's a cool idea for a poster, but it also looks illustrated like concept art, so it's not all that great. But this likely means a new trailer is coming soon, so stay tuned. Look below! Here's the new poster for Brad Peyton's San Andreas from Dwayne Johnson on Twitter: You can still watch the teaser trailer for San Andreas right here. San Andreas is directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island »
- Ethan Anderton
Aired on Fox for 1 season (8 episodes) from March 4 – April 14, 2008
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John Amsterdam has been around for a long time…a very long time. He’s an immortal man who was blessed with the gift after saving a Native American woman during his tenure as a Dutch soldier in the year 1624. The prophecy of the spell foretold that he would be immortal until the day he meets his one true love, who will make him whole again and ready for mortality. In modern day, Amsterdam passes the time as an NYPD detective, using his centuries of knowledge to solve cases. »
- Jean Pierre Diez
A pre #Oscars Instagram exclusive. #SanAndreas #WhereWillYouBe Coming May 29th...
A video posted by therock (@therock) on Feb 22, 2015 at 3:01pm Pst
A new clip from the film was unveiled on Sunday (February 23) on Johnson's Instagram account ahead of his appearance on the Oscars.
San Andreas, which has been penned by six writers including Lost's Carlton Cuse and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' Allan Loeb, also features Paul Giamatti, Kylie Minogue and Colton Haynes in supporting roles.
The film opens on May 29 in the Us and the UK. »
Set during a mission to colonize Mars, a female astronaut is found to be pregnant and dies during childbirth. After sixteen years of being raised in secret on Mars, the teen connects with a young woman he’s been communicating with and embarks on a road trip across America in hopes of finding his father.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Ender's Game star Asa Butterfield has signed on to star in the sci-fi adventure Out of This World for Relativity Media. Relativity Studios is behind the project, which has Peter Chelsom (Hector and the Search for Happiness) set to direct. The story begins with a billionaire entrepreneur's mission to colonize Mars, which results in a female astronaut becoming pregnant on the planet.
The astronaut died during childbirth, but her infant son was raised in secrecy on Mars. 16 years later, after returning to Earth, the teenage boy (Asa Butterfield) enlists the help of a mission specialist and connects with a young woman he has been communicating with. They both set off on a road trip across America to find the father he never knew.
Allan Loeb (21, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Dilemma) wrote the original screenplay, with Peter Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay (Hector and the Search for Happiness) providing the most recent revisions. »
Currently making the transition from child actor to teen actor – presumably with the hopes of becoming a fully-realised adult actor – Asa Butterfield has another project to assist on his career path. Per THR, the Hugo star has now bagged the lead role in Relativity’s sci-fi effort, Out Of This World.
The rising star will be directed by Peter Chelsom (Hector and the Search for Happiness), who himself will be working from revisions he and Tinker Linsday made to Allan Loeb’s (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps) original script. As the film is in the early stages, Butterfield is the only cast member confirmed. He will be playing a young teen who discovers that the opportunity to know his real father may still be in his grasp.
Check out the plot summary below:
The story is set in motion when, during a mission to colonize Mars led by a billionaire entrepreneur, »
- Gem Seddon
You might have thought he’d had enough of mucking about off-planet with Ender’s Game, but Asa Butterfield is looking to suit up again for a very different science fiction story. He’s set to star in Peter Chelsom’s new film Out Of This World.Chelsom, who last made Hector And The Search For Happiness, will work from a script originated by Allan Loeb that has since seen re-writes from the director and Tinker Lindsay. Out Of This World sees the human race finally colonising Mars with the help of a billionaire entrepreneur. When an astronaut is found to be pregnant, only to die during childbirth, her son is raised on the Red Planet in secrecy. After years spent communicating with a young woman back on Earth, the now-teenage lad (Butterfield) heads for the planet and a road trip to meet the father he never knew.This one »
17 items from 2015
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