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Jason Segel In Talks For Collateral Beauty

16 June 2015 9:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Key players from two of this year’s biggest indie darlings are teaming up, with word that The End of the Tour star Jason Segel is joining the cast of Collateral Beauty, the next film from Me, Earl & the Dying Girl helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

Segel will join the already-cast Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara in the pic, which follows a New York advertising executive (Jackman) who experiences a crippling personal tragedy. His co-workers devise an unusual way to break him out of his depression, and the results are far different than anything that they could have expected. Gomez-Rejon is expected to shoot the project this fall.

Though the actor’s involvement isn’t a done deal yet, it’s a great move for Segel, who ventured into more dramatic territory recently when playing tormented novelist David Foster Wallace in the James Ponsoldt-directed End of the Tour. Simply put, he delivered a career-best, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Jason Segel Considers Collateral Beauty

15 June 2015 5:02 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Following Joe Wright's Pan, Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara are already both set to work together again on Collateral Beauty, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's follow-up to his Sundance hit Me And Earl And The Dying Girl. Now it's looking as if they'll be joined by Jason Segel, who's in talks to take on an as-yet unspecified role.Allan Loeb wrote the screenplay, which 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 BoomJust 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 »

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Jason Segel Circles ‘Collateral Beauty’ With Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara (Exclusive)

15 June 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jason Segel is in talks to join Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s “Collateral Beauty.”

The deal is still in nascent stages. The film, written by Allan Loeb, got buyers excited at the Cannes Film Festival, with PalmStar Media outbidding all suitors. PalmStar will be fully financing in conjunction with its partner Merced Capital.

Gomez-Rejon is on board to direct, with Loeb and Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Bard Darros producing. Palmstar CEO Kevin Frakes and Anthony Bregman will exec produce.

The story follows a New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy. His colleagues devise an unconventional means of breaking him out of his depression, which works, but not in a way that anyone imagined.

Principal photography is expected to start in the fall.

Known more for his comedic roles on the show “How I Met Your Mother »

- Justin Kroll

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Jackman, Mara Team On "Collateral Beauty"

10 June 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Pan' co-stars Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara are set to star in the Allan Loeb-penned "Collateral Beauty" for PalmStar Media and Likely Story.

The story follows a New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy.

When his colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, the plan works, but not in a way that anyone imagined.

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon ("Me And Earl And The Dying Girl") will helm the project which begins shooting this Fall. Loeb, Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros are producing.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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'Me and Earl' Director Lines Up 'Collateral Beauty' With Hugh Jackman & Rooney Mara

9 June 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

You may not know who director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is right now, but his name is about to skyrocket onto the list of directors everyone wants for their next project. The Me and Earl and the Dying Girl director has signed up for his next film, Collateral Beauty, with upcoming Pan co-stars Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara set for roles. The plot centers on a New York advertising executive (Jackman) who experiences a deep personal tragedy. When his colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, the plan works, but not in a way that anyone imagined. Allan Loeb (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps) wrote the script and production is expected to get underway this fall. Gomez-Rejon proved with Me and Earl that he brings a distinct style to the table. Once you see the film (trust me - you need to go), you'll see the »

- Cory Woodroof

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Impressive Cast Set for Next Film Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

9 June 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

One of the big breakout films of Sundance this year is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Award at the festival in January. It's the second feature film directed by up-and-comer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who also directed The Town That Dreaded Sundown (the remake) before Me and Earl. Deadline has announced his next project, titled Collateral Beauty, from a screenplay written by Allan Loeb (21, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Switch, Just Go with It, Rock of Ages). Not only that but Gomez-Rejon has lined up talented performers Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara to star in the film, which has financing in place from PalmStar Media and Likely Story. So what is the new film about? According to Deadline, Collateral Beauty has a plot that centers on a New York advertising executive who experiences a "deep personal tragedy. When his colleagues devise »

- Alex Billington

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Hugh Jackman & Rooney Mara To Star In ‘Collateral Beauty’, Next Pic From ‘Me And Earl’ Director

9 June 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

PalmStar Media and Likely Story have acquired rights to Collateral Beauty, a script written by Allan Loeb. With it they have a beauty of a cast and director, too: Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara will star and Me And Earl And The Dying Girl helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will make this his follow-up directing effort to the Sundance favorite. Principal photography is set to begin in the fall with PalmStar financing in conjunction with its partner Merced Capital. The plot centers… »

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Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara Spec ‘Collateral Beauty’ Acquired by PalmStar Media

9 June 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

PalmStar Media and Likely Story have acquired the rights to the script “Collateral Beauty” with Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara attached to star.

PalmStar will be fully financing in conjunction with its partner Merced Capital.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is on board to direct with Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Bard Darros producing along with Allan Loeb, who penned script. Palmstar CEO Kevin Frakes will exec produce.

The story follows a New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy. When his colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, the plan works, but not in a way that anyone imagined.

“I was deeply moved by Allan’s extraordinary script and knew immediately that PalmStar had to get behind it,” Frakes said. “We could not wish for a better group of creative partners to bring Allan and Alfonso »

- Justin Kroll

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PalmStar, Likely Story acquire ‘Collateral Beauty’

9 June 2015 12:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

PalmStar Media and Likely Story have acquired rights to the script Collateral Beauty that has Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara attached to star.

Allan Loeb wrote the screenplay about a New York advertising executive who emerges from depression in a surprising way when colleagues hatch a plan to help him.

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, whose Me, Earl And The Dying Girl was the talk of Park City when it premiere in Sundance at the start of the year, will direct the drama.

PalmStar will fully finance in conjunction with partner Merced Capital. Principal photography is set for the autumn.

Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros are producers with Loeb. PalmStar CEO Kevin Frakes will serve as executive producer with Anthony Bregman of Likely Story and Steven Pearl. »

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‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ director bags Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara for next film

14 May 2015 9:28 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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

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Hugh Jackman & Rooney Mara Connected By Collateral Beauty

13 May 2015 10:04 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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 »

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Hugh Jackman to Lead Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me And Earl And The Dying Girl Follow-Up

13 May 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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

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Hugh Jackman & Rooney Mara Reteam For 'Collateral Beauty' From 'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl' Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

13 May 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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

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Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara to Star in Indie Drama ‘Collateral Beauty’

13 May 2015 1:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara to Star in ‘Me And Earl & the Dying Girl’ Director’s Next Movie (Exclusive)

13 May 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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

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More Mayhem in Third Trailer for 'San Andreas' with Dwayne Johnson

4 May 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"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

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Disney Eying Tom Cruise for Comedy 'Bob the Musical'

23 April 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

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

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Tom Cruise Circling High-Concept Comedy ‘Bob the Musical’ at Disney

22 April 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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Watch: California is Falling Apart in Second Trailer for 'San Andreas'

9 March 2015 9:26 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"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

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Dwayne Johnson is a Swinging Hero on New 'San Andreas' Poster

9 March 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

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

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