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Australian pop star and actress Kylie Minogue has joined the cast of the 3D disaster adventure San Andreas, which is currently shooting on the Gold Coast of Australia, the actress' home country. The actress/singer is also expected to contribute to the soundtrack.
While Kylie Minogue's character is being kept under wraps, she joins a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Colton Haynes and Art Parkinson. The story centers on a Los Angeles special ops firefighter (Dwayne Johnson) who travels to San Francisco with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) to rescue their daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after a massive earthquake strikes.
Brad Peyton is directing from a script that was originally written by Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio, which was reworked by Allan Loeb, Carlton Cuse, Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes. Warner Bros. has issued a June 5, 2015 release date.
Though Kylie Minogue is best known for her singing career, having won a Grammy Award, released 12 albums and served as a judge on the U.K. version of The Voice, she actually got her start as an actress on the soap opera Neighbors. Since then, she’s dabbled in acting a few times, appearing on an episode of Doctor Who and in films like Moulin Rouge!, Jack & Diane and Holy Motors. Now, she’s signed on for another supporting role, in the Dwayne Johnson-led earthquake thriller San Andreas.
Minogue’s role is being kept under wraps for the time being, but the film stars Johnson as a special ops firefighter who, along with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino), makes the perilous trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco in search of their daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after the ‘Big One’ hits and utterly decimates California. Johnson’s protagonist faces threats not only from Mother Nature, »
- Isaac Feldberg
With The Day After Tomorrow director Roland Emmerich now pursuing (slightly) more serious fare than his usual effects-driven blockbusters, there has been a certain deficiency of big-budget disaster thrillers at the box office lately. And unless you count the found-footage film Into the Storm, this summer won’t offer much for fans of the subgenre. The summer of 2015, however, is a different story. In June of next year, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in an epic disaster thriller titled San Andreas, which explores what happens when a colossal, long-dreaded earthquake devastates the West Coast.
In addition to offering plenty of jaw-dropping sequences of destruction and explosive action scenes, San Andreas may also offer some moments of genuine drama, if its strong cast is any indication. Today, Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four) signed on for the film, joining Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Colton Haynes, Art Parkinson, Archie Panjabi, Morgan Griffin and Todd Williams. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Screenwriter Allan Loeb, who’s set to pen Disney’s “Bob the Musical,” is writing the final act for the Hollywood Hills home he bought in 2008 at 2715 La Cuesta Drive. Located in Nichols Canyon, the 2,300-square-foot home, built in 1953, features three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and an outdoor space equipped with a heated pool, bar, hot tub, fire pit and lounge area. The home is fully surrounded by trees and other greenery, creating a Shangri-La vibe. The home boasts a covered outdoor screening room that Loeb built himself, as well as a breakfast deck that is situated off the dining room. Part of the roof has been redone in teak.
Photo: Allan Loeb built this outdoor screening room himself.
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- Nikara Johns
Though 2015 is all but assured to be one of the most competitive summers in box office history, New Line has every reason to still be confident in the ability of their blockbuster, earthquake thriller San Andreas, to make waves. After all, it stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of the most consistently bankable action stars working today. In fact, Forbes named him 2013′s top-grossing actor, for the cumulative successes of Snitch, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and Fast & Furious 6.
San Andreas will see Johnson playing a special-ops firefighter who journeys into San Andreas with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) after “The Big One” hits, intent on rescuing his daughter (Alexandra Daddario). Now, New Line is rounding out the cast with some more familiar faces.
- Isaac Feldberg
Feature Simon Brew 31 Mar 2014 - 05:42
Blockbuster season is almost upon us, but what will next summer's big hitters be? Here's a roundup
Once upon a time, summer blockbuster season 2015 was set to be packed with the biggest collision of big franchises we'd ever seen together. However, one by one, lots of these films moved away to other dates. As such, you won't be seeing Star Wars: Episode VII, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2, Batman Vs Superman or Finding Dory in a cinema next summer.
But even with those films gone, there's still no shortage of huge movies battling for your cash in a year's time. And as is traditional for us at the start of summer blockbuster season, we've taken a look at what's coming up in 12 months' time.
Production on Fast & Furious 7 will be getting back in swing in April, so it sounds like Dwayne Johnson might be pretty busy over the next few months, because in four weeks he's also slated to start shooting the disaster action thriller San Andreas. Sin City and Sucker Punch star Carla Gugino just joined the film about a special ops firefighter (Johnson) and his ex-wife (Gugino) as they attempt to leave Los Angeles and head to San Francisco in order to rescue their daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after a massive earthquake strikes California. Now we have a first look at Johnson looking like a bad ass with his chopper. Look below! San Andreas first look from Dwayne Johnson's Instagram in a wider version from ComingSoon: San Andreas is directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) and written by Allan Loeb (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Carlton Cuse (executive producer »
- Ethan Anderton
He’s faced down wrestling champions, giant reptiles, drug traffickers, car-racing mercenaries and the evil Cobra organization, but 2015 will find Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson taking on his most daunting opponent yet: Mother Nature. In Warner Bros.’s disaster flick San Andreas, he’ll play a rescue chopper pilot who travels across an earthquake-ravaged California in order to save his estranged daughter (Alexandra Daddario). Luckily, it looks like Johnson won’t be making the trek alone, with news that Carla Gugino has signed on for a major supporting part.
Gugino, known for her roles in Sin City and Watchmen, is set to play the ex-wife of Johnson’s character, who journeys with him from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their daughter after a gargantuan earthquake destroys California.
- Isaac Feldberg
For a long time now, all we knew about New Line’s hoped-for new action-adventure San Andreas was its high-concept earthquake-centred pitch and the fact that it’ll reunite Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton with star Dwayne Johnson. An update has finally arrived in the shape of Percy Jackson’s Alexandra Daddario.The actress, who has been winning plaudits for a much more mature role on HBO’s True Detective, has landed a crucial role as Johnson’s estranged daughter in the new 3D diasterthon. The Rock will be a helicopter pilot who must make a treacherous journey across an earthquake-wracked state to reach his wayward sprog.San Andreas has been in development since late 2011, with New Line working from a pitch by Jeremy Passmore and Andrew Fabrizio to solicit scripts from Allan Loeb and Carlton Cuse. Now The Conjuring’s sibling scribbling duo Chad and Carey Hayes »
After taking to the small screen and showing off her assets in HBO's "True Detective," the lovely Alexandra Daddario is making a leap to a hopeful tentpole. Deadline has word that the co-star of the Percy Jackson fantasy franchise has taken the female lead alongside Dwayne Johnson in San Andreas, the disaster thriller from Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton. In the film, Johnson plays a rugged rescue helicopter pilot going across the state to save his estranged daughter after a massive earthquake strikes Califorina. It's a pretty straight forward story focusing on absolute destruction and chaos. Read on! Allan Loeb (Wall Street 2) was hired to polish the original script by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore in 2012, but Chad and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring, The Reaping) wrote the most recent draft. Daddario is gaining more attention as of late with her supporting work on the HBO drama series »
- Ethan Anderton
The plot centers on a helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) who journeys across the state of California to try and rescue his estranged daughter, after an enormous earthquake hits. No further details have been released regarding the plot or the characters at this time.
Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) is directing from a script that has been worked on by a number of writers. Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio wrote the original draft, with Allan Loeb (The Switch), Carlton Cuse (Lost) and, most recently Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring) revising the script. No production schedule was given.
A long-gestating Disney musical received a big boost this week, signing on a "Rock of Ages" writer to pen the script while keeping the songwriters behind recent blockbuster "Frozen" attached to the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allan Loeb will now write "Bob the Musical," which focuses on a man who, after a sudden blow to the head, can hear the inner songs in other people's hearts. Much to his chagrin, his entire life becomes a musical.
"Bob" has been in the works for a decade, and has seen several high-profile filmmakers (including Adam Shankman and "21 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller) come and go. But "Bob" has no doubt benefited from the recent success of "Frozen," since its songsmiths, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez »
- Katie Roberts
Right now, Disney's Frozen is proving to be a box office giant with a lot of staying power, and the composers have just lined up another musical at the House of Mouse. THR has word that Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the duo behind the stellar original music from the aforementioned winter hit, are teaming with Rock of Ages writer Allan Loeb for the gestating Bob the Musical. Last we heard, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller were boarding the project, but they've moved on. We wish they were still involved, but with this all-new creative team, we're still excited. For those who don't remember, the story follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s hearts. With this newfound attribute, his life is instantly turned into a real-life musical and »
- Ethan Anderton
Once upon a time, in a land called 2004, Disney set out to create a musical comedy simply titled Bob the Musical. The film would follow Bob, an average Joe who suffered a blow to the head and started hearing constant music and singing everywhere he went. As that would sound like utter hell to you or me, so it would too for our poor, dear Bob, who is now forced to hear the “inner songs of everyone’s heart” at all times; Bob’s life is now a musical. The ambitious project became a work of passion for the studio, with multiple writers, composers and directors all hoping on to the film and detaching themselves from Bob at some point or another over the last 10 years when development never seemed to push further that pre-production — including Adam Shankman and the 21 Jump Street duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord. But despite this decade-long struggle to see one man »
- Samantha Wilson
Allan Loeb, the screenwriter behind The Dilemma, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and the film adaptation of Rock Of Ages, has signed on to write the screenplay for Disney's planned Bob: The Musical.The film's been in development of one sort or another since 2004, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller most recently attached to direct and Adam Shankman aboard prior to that. With songs by the so-hot-right-now Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the husband-and-wife team behind Winnie The Pooh and more recently the box-office blockbuster Frozen, it seems to have stepped up a gear in the wake of that film's success.The story follows a mild-mannered regular Joe who, after being hit on the head, starts to hear the "inner song of everyone's heart" as his life is turned into a musical - much to his dismay.There's no director currently attached, but Disney will be hoping that Loeb's script »
The story follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone's heart. His reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Disney has regularly refused to give up the dream of producing the long in-development film Bob The Musical - which has been in the works for a full decade - and today they've made yet another big effort towards getting the job done. Producer/writer Allan Loeb has been hired by the studio to write the pen the latest version of the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story centers on an ordinary guy named Bob who is living an ordinary life right up until he suffers a sudden head injury. When he awakens he discovers that he can hear "the inner songs of everyone.s heart" and watches as the whole world is turned into a giant musical. Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who have earned an incredible amount of acclaim for their work on the music of the animated film Frozen, have been hired to work on »
The story follows an ordinary man named Bob, who suffers a blow to the head that causes him to hear the inner songs of everyone he meets, essentially turning his life into a musical, although he is not pleased with this new gift.
We first reported on the project in July 2004, when Mark Waters was attached to direct from a script by Mike Binder. The project was stalled until December 2010, when Phil Lord and Chris Miller were in talks to direct. Matthew Fogel signed on to rewrite the script in December 2011, but that was the last we heard about the musical, until now.
Allan Loeb has been tapped to work on Bob the Musical, Disney’s long-gestating musical comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Bob follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s heart as his reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay. Photos: The Making of Disney's Animated Oscar Contender 'Frozen' The project has been in development since 2004 and has seen several writers, composers and directors come and go, including Adam Shankman and 21 Jump Street duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. But producers Chris Bender,
- Borys Kit
Screenwriter Allan Loeb ( Rock of Ages , Just Go With It ) is the latest name to board Walt Disney Pictures' Bob the Musical , says a story today at The Hollywood Reporter . The high concept project will also feature original songs from the Frozen duo of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Bob the Musical , most recently planned for Phil Lord and Chris Miller to direct, centers on a mild-mannered man who suddenly hears the 'inner song' of people's hearts after being struck on the head. At this time, however, no director is attached. Chris Bender, Beau Flynn, J.C. Spink, Tripp Vinson and Jake Weiner are producing. (Photo Credit: WENN.com) »
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