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Colin Hanks, Alex Pettyfer and Johnny Knoxville join Elvis & Nixon

17 January 2015 1:13 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learnt of five additions to the cast of Elvis & Nixon which has just gone into production in Atlanta, with Colin Hanks, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Tracy Letts and Sky Ferreira all signing on.

According to THR, “The movie tells of the infamous Dec. 21, 1970, meeting between Presley and Nixon, both men at the height of their power in their respective fields. The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon an urgent six-page letter requesting a visit and suggesting that he be made a “Federal Agent-at-Large” in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.”

Hanks is set to play Egil Krogh, Nixon’s aide, Pettyfer will play Jerry Schilling, Elvis’ best friend, and Knoxville will play Elvis’ head of security. Sky Ferreira. who will be making her film debut .will play Schilling’s love interest. Tracy Letts’ role is unknown at this time.

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Casting Net: Jennifer Lawrence, Francis Lawrence join James Cameron for 'The Dive'

16 January 2015 6:48 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jennifer Lawrence and Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence will be joining the James Cameron's The Dive. The film will tell the real life story of husband and wife freedivers Francisco "Pipin" Ferraras and Audrey Mestre, who compete to travel as deep underwater as possible on just one breath. Lawrence is set to play Mestre, who died in her attempt to beat her own world record of 557.7 feet. Cameron filmed the real life tribute Ferraras paid to Mestre when he dove to that same depth. [The Wrap] Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) is in final talks to lend his voice as Papa Smurf to »

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Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville, Alex Pettyfer Added to ‘Elvis & Nixon’

16 January 2015 1:11 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville, Alex PettyferTracy Letts and Sky Ferreira have joined the cast of Liza Johnson’s upcoming drama “Elvis & Nixon,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The group joins titular leads Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey, who will play rock icon Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon, respectively. The film, inspired by a true meeting of the two vastly different personalities on the morning of Dec. 21, 1970, also co-stars Evan Peters (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”).

See Photos: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’

Cary Elwes penned the script, »

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The Interview And A Million Ways To Die In The West Head Up The Razzies Worst Film Nominees

5 January 2015 1:55 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Five days into the new year and the movie awards season is in full swing. A chance to celebrate all of the cinematic gold bestowed upon us by filmmakers over the last 365 days, the majority of awards bodies veer towards the positive. The good, the great and the outstanding movie achievements. Of course, you can’t have yin without yang, and that customary glint of deviousness amidst the showers of compliments will soon be upon us, in the shape of the The Annual Golden Raspberry Awards.

Known informally as The Razzies, the achievements are dished out based on how bad the category nominees performed, and this year’s nominees have now been announced. Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways To Die In The West beat out its closest competitors for the esteemed honour of most nominations with a whopping eight altogether. Recent limelight comedy, The Interview, also snagged four nominations across three categories. »

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‘The Interview,’ ‘Sex Tape,’ Make Razzies Shortlist

4 January 2015 12:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As the film business gears up to honor the best films of the year at the Academy Awards, the worst are getting recognized, too.

The shortlist for the Razzies, which names the worst films of the year, has been obtained by awards site Gold Derby, listing some of the biggest grossers of the year, like “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” and others that didn’t do so well. The shortlist isn’t a concrete list of the nominations — rather, it’s a preview of the contenders for the dubious honor.

Seth McFarlene’s “A Million Ways to Die” looks like it could be the frontrunner for the awards, popping up eight times. “Sex Tape,” which garnered mostly negative reviews, is listed six times. Seth Rogen and James Franco are both on the list for worst actor for “The Interview,” as well as worst onscreen duo.

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Razzies 2015: Shortlist for the Golden Raspberry Awards revealed

4 January 2015 6:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences gears up to announce the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards on January 15th, the shortlist for the 2015 Golden Raspberry Awards has leaked online, giving us a look at the stinkers from the past twelve months who will battle it out for the “honour” of winning a Razzie.

Here’s the shortlist for each category…

Worst Picture

Saving Christmas

Transcendence

A Million Ways To Die In The West

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?

Legend of Hercules

Sex Tape

A Haunted House #2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Left Behind

The Interview

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

I, Frankenstein

Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

Noah

Legend Of Hercules

Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

A Haunted House 2

The Expendables 3

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?

Annie

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Endless Love

Pompeii

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

I, Frankenstein

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles »

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14 Worst Movies of 2014

1 January 2015 8:58 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Most Hollywood studios have gotten smart about their film budgets, lowering them quite a bit over the past year. Which means we saw fewer box office bombs in 2014. Almost all of the big releases made at least a little bit of their money back, except maybe Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return. It only earned $18.6 million worldwide against it's $70 million budget. Winter's Tale and Vampire Academy were also big money losers over the past twelve months, but seeming disasters like Transcendence and I, Frankenstein actually managed to recoup their costs overseas. That doesn't mean these were good movies by any means. And some of the biggest blockbusters of the year shouldn't be considered masterpieces of cinema by any stretch of the imagination. In 2014, we couldn't really judge a movie by its earnings. But we could judge them by their critical and fan responses. Which is where Rotten Tomatoes comes in handy. »

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