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Josh Brolin, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Olivia Munn are in talks to join Three Seconds, according to a report from The Wrap. Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror helmer Otto Bathurst is making his feature film directorial debut with the thriller (before possibly moving on to Lionsgate's Robin Hood: Origins), and has already landed Luke Evans and David Oyelowo for the project. Three Seconds is based on the Anders... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Jason Statham told Access Hollywood that he's set to reprise his role as Deckard Shaw. "We're already talking about doing another one, Part 8," he said. "I'm a newcomer, I just got invited to the party in this last one, so it's nice to know I'm going to be doing another."
Deckard Shaw was the main villain of "Furious 7." He was the vengeance-seeking brother of Luke Evans' villain character from "Fast and Furious 6." At the end of "Furious 7" - Spoiler Alert - Deckard was imprisoned in a high-security facility. So, maybe it turns out not to be that secure?
Aside from Statham, we're assuming most of the cast will also return for "Furious 8." Diesel has teased that the movie might be set in New York, »
- Kelly Woo
The Fast and Furious franchise is bigger than ever seven films into its series, with Furious 7 now standing at #4 on the all-time box office chart with a global gross of $1.5 billion. Universal Pictures was always going to make Fast and Furious 8, and indeed the film is already slated for release on April 14, 2017 and Vin Diesel has been teasing a location shift to New York City for this eighth installment. But what’s up in the air at this point is which characters will be involved. Dwayne Johnson is returning and the central “family” will likely remain intact—though sadly without Paul Walker—but what of the villains? Jason Statham made his first appearance at the end of Fast & Furious 6 to tease his larger role in Furious 7 as the brother of Luke Evans’ FF6 villain. He and Vin Diesel/Dwayne Johnson went toe-to-toe over the course of this year’s film, »
- Adam Chitwood
Contributed by Melissa Thompson and Gary Salem
Wamg was among members of the media and invited guests to witness the Grand Opening of Fast and Furious Supercharged, the latest movie-themed attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. The presentation treated everyone to an extensive display of cars from the movies, a dance performance, speeches by top Universal execs and L.A.’s mayor, all topped off by an exciting assortment of live car stunts including a 90-foot jump through a billboard that caught us by surprise.
After the presentation concluded, we were lucky enough to go on a test-ride of the adrenalin-pumping, high-speed adventure with Dom, Hobbs and the rest of the Fast and Furious gang. Coming at the end of the famous Back-lot Tram Tour, Supercharged literally puts you smack dab in the middle of a high-flying, breakneck speed chase. The technology is pretty cool, in that with the giant 360-degree screen and 3D glasses, »
- Movie Geeks
There’s clearly something to prison escape thriller Three Seconds, as it’s attracting great actors all the time. With Luke Evans and David Oyelowo already attached, the cast has swelled to include Josh Brolin, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Olivia Munn.Peaky Blinders veteran Otto Bathurst is in the director’s chair, overseeing a script by Matt Cook and Rowan Joffé that adapts the book by Swedish authors Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström. The plot will see Evans as a man forced to go undercover in a prison for an FBI sting operation. But then the bureau’s agents abandon him in the violent jail and he has no choice but to figure out a way to escape on his own. Gyllenhaal is taking the role of an FBI agent who has a history with Evans, while Brolin is attached to play her superior. Munn, meanwhile, will be Evans’ wife. Brolin, »
Otto Bathurst, the up-and-coming TV helmer who just took the reins on Lionsgate’s blockbuster Robin Hood: Origins, is putting together a pretty stellar cast for action-thriller Three Seconds. Today brings news that Josh Brolin, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Olivia Munn have all signed on for key roles in the pic, which already stars Luke Evans and David Oyelowo.
Based on the book by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom, and adapted by Triple Nine scribe Matt Cook and 28 Weeks Later writer Rowan Joffe, Three Seconds centers on a man hung out to dry by the FBI in the middle of a top-secret undercover mission. Despite the killer cast Bathurst is lining up, the movie is still being developed on the indie circuit.
Evans leads as a man inside a prison on the aforementioned mission, who is forced to escape by himself when the FBI abandons ship. He’s a sympathetic good guy, »
- Isaac Feldberg
You might not know the name Otto Bathurst, but he's apparently been turning the right heads with his TV work on fare like "Peaky Blinders," "Black Mirror," "Criminal Justice," and "Hustle," because he's lined up a pretty impressive ensemble for his feature film debut. Josh Brolin, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Olivia Munn have joined Luke Evans and David Oyelowo for "Three Seconds." Based on the book by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom, and adapted by Matt Cook ("Triple Nine") and Rowan Joffe ("The American," "Brighton Rock"), the story centers around a man who goes undercover for the FBI, but gets abandoned mid-mission. Here's the book synopsis (obviously, it's not about the Swedish police force anymore): Piet Hoffman, a top-secret operative for the Swedish police, faces his most dangerous assignment yet: after years spent infiltrating the Polish mafia, he's become a key player in their attempt to »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Oscar nominees Josh Brolin and Maggie Gyllenhaal and “The Newsroom’s” Olivia Munn are in talks to join Luke Evans and David Oyelowo in the star-studded indie movie “Three Seconds,” TheWrap has learned. Otto Bathurst (“Peaky Blinders”) is directing the film, which is based on the bestselling book by Swedish writers Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom that was adapted by Matt Cook and Rowan Joffe. “Three Seconds” follows a man (Evans) who’s forced to go undercover in a prison as part of an FBI operation and must then escape on his own after he’s abandoned mid-mission. Also Read: Luke Evans Cast as Gaston. »
- Jeff Sneider
First it was Bradley Cooper, then Luke Evans, now Jack Huston and I wouldn't be surprised if I'm forgetting someone in the middle (wasn't Sam Worthington one time a candidatec), but the upcoming remake of The Crow has once again lost its lead actor as announced by director Corin Hardy. "Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on The Crow," Hardy said in a statement to Variety. "The Crow is an amazing project, and I am grateful that we have the time and patience to get it right. We look forward to unveiling our new lead and starting to film over the next several weeks." Word is they are already looking for a replacement with the likes of Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Jack O'Connell (Unbroken) on the shortlist among others. As far as I can tell, Jessica Brown Findlay is still aboard playing Shelly, fiancee to the film's lead character, »
- Brad Brevet
Unfortunately the bandwagon has hit another pothole, with Huston now opting to hang up his leathers. The in-demand actor (soon to be seen in Ben-Hur) reportedly flew the nest due to scheduling conflicts. Evans went when the production dragged its heels too long to keep him aboard.
The plot follows Eric Draven, who swaps stage antics for bloody vengeance when he’s brought back from beyond the grave to avenge the slaughter of himself and his beloved. Beleaguered director Corin Hardy is no doubt feeling anxious, but spoke to the press in confident mood:
The Crow is an amazing project, and I am grateful that we have the time and patience to get it right. We look forward to »
- Steve Palace
Whoever's in charge of casting on the new movie of The Crow has, we'd suspect, had easier jobs. When the project was first mooted, there was talk of Bradley Cooper taking on the lead role (made famous on the big screen, of course, by the late Brandon Lee). But then when Cooper ultimately passed (not that he ever committed, to be fair), Luke Evans signed up to take the part on. Evans hinted he was quitting The Crow at the end of last year, and did indeed walk away from the movie. And with actors such as Tom Hiddleston linked, it was eventually Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston who agreed to take the lead role on.
Looks like Jack Huston is the latest actor to leave The Crow, forcing director Corin Hardy to begin the search for a new Eric Draven. According to Variety, scheduling conflicts forced his departure from the comic book adaptation. Huston took over the role in the long in development reboot after Luke Evans quit. Earlier today, we learned that Forest Whitaker had joined the cast of The Crow in an... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
Huston was the latest in a long series of Hollywood stars in line to play undead vigilante Eric Draven, a role famously played by Brandon Lee in a 1994 cult classic.
Boardwalk Empire star Huston was confirmed for the role earlier this year, but TheWrap reports that scheduling conflicts will prevent him from remaining on board.
Luke Evans was officially attached to play Eric »
In the pipeline for over four years now, the planned The Crow remake has had its fair share of departures of the course of its long, long development. Mark Wahlberg and Bradley Cooper were both attached at one point to take the lead role, but they dropped out. Tom Hiddleston was in talks to star, but he declined. Luke Evans signed on the dotted line and was all set to take on the role of avenging soul Eric Draven in 2013, but left early this year due to the project not moving forward. Original director F. Javier Gutierrez stepped away just a month before that, and was replaced by Corin Hardy. Now, you can add another departure to that list, with variety revealing Evans’ replacement, Jack Huston, has parted ways with the project due to scheduling conflicts. Speaking of this sadly familiar turn of events, Hardy said, “Jack Huston is unfortunately »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
After years of lingering in development hell, progress on The Crow reboot has moved quickly over the last several months. Luke Evans was forced to drop out of playing the protagonist Eric Draven in January, but he was quickly replaced by Jack Huston. Unfortunately for fans, although the film has begun pre-production in Wales under the watchful eye of director Corin Hardy, it just suffered a major setback with Huston exiting the film. According to Variety, the Boardwalk Empire star has been forced to drop out of The Crow due to scheduling issues. While the article didn.t specify what these issues are, Huston is starring in next year.s remake of Ben-Hur, which is currently filming in Italy, so that may have something to do with his departure. Fortunately for The Crow.s creative team, they already have their eye on two possible replacements for the role once played »
When it comes to The Crow remake (or, more accurately, “new adaptation), it’s one step forward, two steps back. The film’s troubled development history is well worn territory by now, with a revolving door of directors and an even greater quantity of actors having breezed through the project at one point or another. Last December, the latest filmmaker to sign on became Corin Hardy, with Relativity having received good word on the director from his pal Edgar Wright. Subsequently, Luke Evans dropped out, Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston signed on to star, and things were looking up as Andrea Riseborough was eyed to play villain Top Dollar and just today Forest Whitaker entered talks for an unspecified role. But as if on cue, Variety now reports that Huston has left the project, vacating the lead role. In a statement released to the outlet, Hardy remains optimistic by adding, »
- Adam Chitwood
Try as they might, Relativity Studios just can't make "The Crow" happen. Originally slated to be directed by Juan Carlos Frensadillo, the past couple of years have seen a slew of names both realistic and improbable rumored for the gothy lead role, such as Bradley Cooper, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston, Alexander Skarsgard and Norman Reedus. Luke Evans was attached for a hot minute before baliing, but this year things seemed to get moving. "Boardwalk Empire" star Jack Huston signed up, the movie got a new director in Corin Hardy, Andrea Riseborough took on a villainous role, and Forest Whitaker is even negotiating for a part. But there's a new snag. Variety reports that with pre-production apparently underway, Huston has had to exit the film over scheduling issues. Apparently, Nicholas Hoult (currently filming "X-Men: Apocalypse") and Jack O'Connell are being eyed as possible replacements. However, it's not clear if those two are the only names on. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The “Boardwalk Empire” star was slated to take on the role originated by Brandon Lee in the 1994 film of the same, but had to drop out due to scheduling issues. “The Crow” is currently in pre-production in Wales.
“Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on ‘The Crow,'” said director Corin Hardy in a statement. “‘The Crow’ is an amazing project, and I am grateful that we have the time and patience to get it right. We look forward to unveiling our new lead and starting to film over the next several weeks.”
Relativity Studios is backing the film, and is eyeing Nicholas Hoult and Jack O’Connell, among others, as possible replacements. The studio is currently in negotiations to bring Forest Whitaker on board the project in another role, according to a source close to Relativity. »
- Brent Lang
Is The Crow following a one in, one out policy? Because just a couple of hours after the news broke that Forest Whitaker is in talks to join the cast of the new Crow film, Variety reveals that leading man Jack Huston has had to leave the film even as pre-production continues.It’s just another blow for a project that has been a revolving door of scripts, directors and leading men. Luke Evans was attached for a while, but Huston, best known for Boardwalk Empire, American Hustle and Kill Your Darlings, was cast to replace him in March and now has to drop out because of scheduling issues. “Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on The Crow,” Hardy says in a statement. “The Crow is an amazing project, and I am grateful that we have the time and patience to get it right. We look forward »
The project is currently in pre-production in Wales and filming was slated to begin in a few weeks, meaning the"Boardwalk Empire" star's exit is unfortunate. Nicholas Hoult and Jack O’Connell are reportedly being eyed as potential replacements, whilst Forest Whitaker is currently in negotiations for a supporting role.
Director Corin Hardy says in a statement: "Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on The Crow. 'The Crow' is an amazing project, and I am grateful that we have the time and patience to get it right. We look forward to unveiling our new lead and starting to film over the next several weeks."
Huston is hardly the first actor to drop out of the project as Luke Evans was originally slated to star for some time until he »
- Garth Franklin
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