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The Birdman actress will play villain Top Dollar in the adaptation of James O'Barr's comic book, Deadline reports.
The role was played by Michael Wincott in the 1994 film, but the character will be rewritten as a woman in the updated version.
Corin Hardy is on board to direct the film, which centres around a murdered man who comes back to life to exact his revenge.
The remake will be adapted directly from the graphic novel rather than the 1994 cult film, which starred Brandon Lee. »
I didn't really have much interest in a remake of The Crow to begin with, and watching so many directors and actors join and leave the project certainly didn’t help. However, Luke Evans was attached to star for so long that it was hard not to warm up to the idea of him playing Eric Draven. But, of course, then he dropped out in January and we got Jack Huston instead. I'm sure he scored the role for a reason, but as someone who didn’t watch him in Boardwalk Empire or pay much attention to his big screen work, he certainly doesn't spark the hype that Evans, Alexander Skarsgard, Tom Hiddleston, James McAvoy, etc. did. But, a new casting report just surfaced for a different role and it's actually got me interested in the project again. [caption id="attachment_220529" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Universal[/caption] According to Deadline, Andrea Riseborough is currently in »
- Perri Nemiroff
Back when Luke Evans was still attached to The Crow remake, the actor said the plan was to "be authentic and loyal to the original comic," however one character is apparently getting a sex change. Deadline has learned that Oblivion and Birdman star Andrea Riseborough is in negotiations to play Top Dollar. While Top Dollar was just a lowly drug dealer in the comic, in the 1994 movie, he was the head of the crime organization responsible for the deaths of Eric Draven and »
- Jesse Giroux
David Oyelowo has joined the cast of a new thriller titled "Three Seconds," from director Otto Bathurst, which currently boasts Luke Evans as co-sstar. Adapted from the dark, suspenseful novel by Swedish authors Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom, "Three Seconds" (which I actually started to read a couple of years ago, when it was first said to be in development) follows Piet Hoffman, a top-secret operative for the Swedish police, who is faced with his most dangerous assignment yet: after years spent infiltrating the Polish mafia, he's become a key player in their attempt to take over amphetamine distribution inside Sweden's prisons. To stop them from succeeding, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Screen International is to join with the BFI London Film Festival to launch its celebrated Stars of Tomorrow for the first time.
This year’s selected actors, directors, writers and producers will be unveiled by Screen and the Lff at a high-profile industry event during the festival, which this year runs October 7-18.
The move is part of an ongoing collaboration between Screen and the Lff and provides an exciting platform for celebrating the best and brightest new UK and Irish talent during one of the busiest times in the British film calendar.
This year marks the 12th anniversary for Screen’s highly-respected showcase of the UK and Ireland’s hottest talent, which boasts an impressive track record in identifying future stars.
Previous Stars of Tomorrow include:
We learned back in February that Luke Evans would be starring in a new thriller called Three Seconds. Since then, director Otto Bathurst has hired David Oyelowo to co-star with him. Matt Cook and Rowan Joffé have worked on the script, adapted from 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. We’re going to assume it takes him a little longer than the title suggests or else it’s not going to be the most satisfying prison break movie we’ve ever seen. Oyelowo is on board to play an anti-social New York police detective who witnesses a fellow »
The story follows a man who is forced to go undercover in prison for an FBI operation but must find a way to escape on his own after he is abandoned on the mission.
Oyelowo is set to play Detective Lt. Edward Grens, described as "anti-social NYPD detective who quickly begins unravelling the FBI's operation after the murder of a fellow officer".
Oyelowo can be seen next in HBO television movie Nightingale debuting later this month on May 29.
Bloom is handling international sales; CAA and Wme are repping domestic rights for the adaptation of the bestselling Swedish thriller by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom.
“Three Seconds” is the story of a man forced undercover in prison as part of an FBI operation, but when he’s abandoned by the agency, he has no choice but to escape on his own.
Oyelowo is represented by CAA and Inphenate in the U.S. and Hamilton Hodell in the U.K.
- Carole Horst
David Oyelowo (Selma) has joined the cast of Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst’s feature debut Three Seconds opposite the previously announced Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies). Thunder Road's Basil Iwanyk and Shine Pictures' Ollie Madden are producing with Kevin Frakes and Raj Singh of PalmStar Media financing. Erica Lee is exec producing. Alex Walton’s Bloom is handling international sales, with CAA and Wme jointly repping domestic rights. The… »
David Oyelowo ("Three Seconds") will join Luke Evans in Otto Bathurst's thriller "Three Seconds". Basil Iwanyk and Ollie Madden will produce this adaptation of the bestselling Swedish thriller by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom.
Evans plays a man forced undercover in prison as part of an FBI operation, but when he's abandoned by the agency, he has no choice but to escape on his own. [Source: Variety]
Foxx will play a hospital caregiver tasked with caring for a mysterious victim of a bank robber. As the two become closer, it's revealed the caregiver has ulterior motives of his own. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
The deal covers five additional films and calls for Cutting Edge’s investment arm Conduct to advance Thunder Road development funds in exchange for future music rights. Thunder Road Pictures’ upcoming slate includes action-thriller “3 Seconds,” starring Luke Evans.
“We are delighted to recommence our deal with the Cutting Edge Group and Conduct team,” said Iwanyk. “Their initial investment into Thunder Road was essential in building a terrific slate of film projects, including ‘Sicario’ and ‘John Wick,’ the former being in competition this year at the Cannes Film Festival.”
Conduct set up slate financing deals last year with Qed and with Brian Oliver’s Cross Creek Pictures. It’s also invested in hundreds of single movies including “Whiplash,” “Fury” and “The King’s Speech.”
- Dave McNary
In exchange for future music rights, Conduct will advance Thunder Road funds to enable the company to develop and expand their current slate of films in development.
“Their initial investment into Thunder Road was essential in building a terrific slate of film projects, including Sicario and John Wick, the former being in competition this year at the Cannes Film Festival.”
Cutting Edge Group CEO Philip Moross said, “Thunder Road Pictures is a premier production company and a great partner to be in business with. We look forward to working with Basil and his team for many years to come.”
Thunder Road Pictures’ upcoming slate includes $30m action thriller 3 Seconds starring [link=nm »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Cannes is in full swing, so that means a zillion deals and movie packages are being revealed. One of the biggest assembles two major stars Chris Pine and Elizabeth Olsen to star in “Wind River.” It’s the directorial debut of actor/writer Taylor Sheridan, who wrote the upcoming Cannes thriller “Sicario.” Pine will play a fish and game hunter forced to confront his past when he joins a rookie FBI agent (Olsen) in a quest to solve a murder in the lawless Wind River Indian Reservation. [ScreenDaily] Ben Wheatley’s “High Rise” didn’t show up at Cannes, but the picture will turn up later this fall, you can bet. Meanwhile, the uber-prolific filmmaker is already prepping his next film, a gang shootout movie called “Free Fire.” It already stars Luke Evans, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Wheatley regular Michael Smiley. “District 9” actor Sharlto Copley announced on »
- Edward Davis
Pine is set to play a fish and game hunter forced to confront his past when he joins a rookie FBI agent in a quest to solve a murder in the lawless Wind River Indian Reservation. [Source: Screen]
Set in Boston in 1978, the story deals with a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. Luke Evans, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Michael Smiley also star. [Source: Twitter]
- Garth Franklin
Ben Wheatley’s hotly anticipated upcoming movie High Rise based on the acclaimed novel by J.G. Ballard and starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Luke Evans won’t be hitting the big screen until later this year but already the English director is gathering a stellar cast for his next project Free Fire.
Sharlto Copley (District 9, Chappie) announced via his Twitter that he has officially signed on for Free Fire, although he doesn’t give up any details about what the role is. The South African will join the likes of Armie Hammer (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Cillian Murphy (In the Heart of the Sea), Luke Evans (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies) and long-time Wheatley journeyman Michael Smiley.
Set in Boston in 1978, Free Fire focusses on a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs that turns into a shootout and a game of survival. »
- Gavin Logan
Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Road to Fast” Campaign has rolled out their art and video teases with the stars of “Fast & Furious—Supercharged”Thrill Ride Opening June 25 as New Grand Finale of Theme Park’s World Famous Studio Tour Universal Studios Hollywood shifts into high gear for the June 25 opening of “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” with the launch of “Road to Fast,” a dynamic campaign featuring a series of original images and an engrossing behind-the-scenes video, including interviews with the cast of its new thrill ride: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans.A collection of six images, each […] »
- April Neale
It’s hard not to feel like the whole Hobbit franchise was a waste of time. Sure, the series made nearly three billion worldwide, but as a continuation of the Lord of the Rings films, it turned a fun, three hundred page story into a bloated, not fun three film series with a number of main characters who were mainly defined by their facial hair. The final chapter is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fire Armies and it’s a slog. [caption id="attachment_374673" align="alignright" width="345"] Image via Warner Bros.[/caption] The film opens with Smaug destroying Laketown, when Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) is able to fell the creature. This is a colossal “Fuck you” because it is the climax of the second movie – literally, this is how the second film should have ended were these movies anything more than a cash grab. With Smaug out of the picture, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage »
- Chris Cabin
We close the curtain on Inside No. 9's second series pick n’ mix of twisted delights with a scary setting for the finale...
This review contains spoilers.
2.6 The Seance
Looking suspiciously similar to series 1’s closer The Harrowing, Seance Time opened with a big creepy house on a suburban road, a young female Pov character walking into the building with hesitation, and some really dated interior décor. If you’re a devoted viewer of the show, this might have made you feel right at home; you may have found the house, and genre, familiar. The last episode of this run of Inside No. 9 was a return to juicy horror for the series, but any similarities to what’s gone before were just a starting point for a tale that switched from familiar horror set-ups to a look behind the curtain/camera, before turning right back around to something unsettling for a last spine-jolter. »
“Furious 7″ is still number one at the box office and if you think the love for the franchise is at a fever pitch, just wait until June 25, when Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest attraction, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” opens to the public! Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating the opening of its newest ride with the launch of the “Road to Fast” campaign. So what is the “Road to Fast” campaign? It’s a campaign that features a collection of original images featuring cast of “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” -Tyrese Gibson, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel – in various action sequences. The campaign will also include a behind-the-scenes video [ Read More ]
The post Universal Studios Hollywood’s Fast & Furious—Supercharged Begins Road to Fast Campaign appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Although it’s only been in theaters for four weeks, Furious 7 is now the fifth highest grossing movie of all time with a worldwide total of $1.32 billion and counting. Given the success of Fast & Furious 6 and Fast Five, Universal saw the writing on the wall and put the wheels in motion to bring the experience of these massively popular films to the people in the form of a ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. The result, Fast & Furious—Supercharged, is a 3D high-speed chase adventure in which Vin Diesel manhandles an airplane like it’s nothing while Michelle Rodriguez uses her mind powers to hold him steady. Or something like that. Universal Studios today released a new behind-the-scenes video for Fast & Furious—Supercharged that details the making of the ride, but more importantly, they unveiled a glorious piece of key art that brings to life the scenario detailed above. »
- Adam Chitwood
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