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- Christopher Campbell
Uprising, The Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Beauty and the Beast, and other movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. Independence Day 2 Jessie Usher…has been cast in Fox’s sequel [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
With Disney's live-action version of Cinderella hitting theaters this month, we're even more excited to look forward to the next retelling, a live-action Beauty and the Beast. With the perfect casting of Emma Watson as Belle already, Disney has just cast the film's villain - Luke Evans will play Gaston! Check out the earliest casting details below, and stay tuned for more news for the film, which will be directed by Bill Condon. »
Dan Stevens, the breakout actor of Downton Abbey and last year's cult action movie The Guest, is in negotiations to play the Beast/Prince in Disney’s live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Stevens will join Emma Watson, who is playing Belle, the Beauty in the title, while Luke Evans is in talks to play the vain villain Gaston. Bill Condon is directing what is turning out to be so far an all-British cast production while David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing. Beauty continues Disney’s plan of taking some of its animated classics
- Borys Kit
The upcoming big screen rendition of the timeless tale Beauty & the Beast, which will star Emma Watson as the titular beauty, may just have added a key cast member. It appears that Luke Evans is closing in on a deal that will bring him on board the film as the story.s resident disdainful douchebag, Gaston. Yes, it looks like the same guy who bravely brought down Smaug the Dragon will be going one on one with a "Beast" over unwanted lustful affections towards Watson.s Belle. According to Variety, Luke Evans is in negotiations to star in the live-action dramatic adaption of Beauty & the Beast, which, amongst an array of other renditions, was famously animated by Walt Disney Animation Studios back in 1991. Evans would prospectively play the role of Gaston, a hunter and hunk of a human being whose hulking hugeness is matched only by his own nauseating narcissism. »
If you need any indication of just how high Ben Wheatley's profile has risen, you should know that none other than Martin Scorsese has attached himself as an executive producer on his next movie, "Free Fire." But before that, he's got the star-studded "High Rise" ready to go. It's an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel and features Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, Luke Evans, and Stacy Martin. The first look at Luke Evans in the movie recently dropped, so check it out above, and read the official synopsis below: London, 1975. A slick apartment tower rises above the Thames, the beginnings of what will soon become the world’s biggest financial hub.Dominating the landscape, it is simply called the High-rise… its address a mark of exclusivity.Its newest resident is Robert Laing, an ambitious young doctor utterly seduced by the lifestyle and cutting-edge technology the high-rise has to offer. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Disney has entered into negotiations with Luke Evans to play Gaston in their live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, alongside Emma Watson, who signed on to play Belle back in January. We reported last month that Disney had offered the Beast role to Ryan Gosling, but it isn't known if a deal was ever reached. In the original fairy tale, Gaston was the charming antagonist who tried to win over Belle, but when she ended up with the Beast, he lead an angry mob to kill him.
Like the 1991 Disney animated adaptation, which is one of the select few animated movies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, this live action Beauty and the Beast will also be a musical, although no further story details were given. The animated Beauty and the Beast grossed over $375 million worldwide and spawned a Broadway musical adaptation as well. This new »
Even though Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast is still trying to lock down the male lead for the musical fairytale, that's not stopping producers from locking down the supporting cast already. Variety has word that Fast & Furious 6 and The Hobbit franchise star Luke Evans is coming on board the film as the dastardly Gaston, the buff, handsome and vain man who didn't care for books and tried to woo Belle (Emma Watson of the Harry Potter franchise) to no avail. He eventually leads a catchy musical mob to kill the beast at his castle despite the protest of Belle who comes to see him as a misunderstood beast. Read on! I'm glad to see that Evans isn't stumbling after the disappointment that was Dracula Untold. The actor has a promising career ahead of him still, and he's smartly avoided the reboot of The Crow in favor of more high profile, »
- Ethan Anderton
Bill Condon is set to direct the film with Emma Watson starring as Belle and Ryan Gosling reportedly in the running for the Beast. This is one of many live action remakes by Disney currently in development. Cinderella is out this month, and The Jungle Book is currently in production with Jon Favreau directing.
Production on Beauty and the Beast is set to begin later this year. There is currently no set release date for the movie although it is expected to debut in 2016.
- Thomas Roach
Talks between the actor and Disney remain ongoing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Watson will have the lead role as the beautiful Belle, who falls in love with kind-hearted beast.
Chbosky previously penned Watson's critically-acclaimed romantic drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Beauty and the Beast is expected to open in 2016. »
THR reports that Dracula Untold star Luke Evans has boarded Disney’s live-action version of Beauty And The Beast. While the actor is in the early stages of locking down a deal, it’s expected that he will portray the story’s male lead, the self-obsessed Gaston.
Should Evans secure the role, he will be co-starring alongside Harry Potter alum, Emma Watson, who was confirmed in late January as the titular beauty. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon is at the helm for this take, which fought off competition from Warner’s own stab at the material. Initially set up with Guillermo del Toro in the director’s chair that iteration is now languishing in a dark, cobwebbed hole known as development hell.
- Gem Seddon
Luke Evans is nearing a deal to play Gaston opposite Emma Watson’s Belle in Disney’s live-action musical “Beauty and the Beast,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Bill Condon (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”) will direct from a script written by Stephen Chbosky, who directed Watson in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the previous draft of the screenplay. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing under their Mandeville Films banner. Also Read: Luke Evans Officially Exits ‘The Crow’ Reboot; Relativity Seeking New Star Gaston is the handsome antagonist who competes with »
- Jeff Sneider
Production will begin later this year. No release date has been set.
In the original tale, Gaston was the handsome antagonist who tried to win Belle’s heart and after losing it to the beast, led a group of townspeople on a hunt to kill the creature.
The studio’s 1991 animated feature version of “Beauty and the Beast” grossed more than $375 million worldwide, spawned a Broadway play and became one of the few animated pics to receive a best picture Oscar nomination.
Disney has several reboots of classic fairy tales in the works with “Cinderella” opening next Friday. »
- Justin Kroll
While they have yet to find their Beast, Disney has found their live action Gaston for Bill Condon's Beauty And The Beast. After tackling Middle Earth and the Dracula mythology, Luke Evans will play Belle's chauvinist love interest in the film. The film will be written by The Perks Of Being A Wallflower's Stephen Chbosky and will be a musical inspired by the Oscar-winning 1991 animated film. Emma Watson, who plays Belle, was previously linked to the Guillermo Del Toro version of the movie. »
- Alex Maidy
The beauty has been found, the beast is still a question mark, but the villain has a name.
Variety reports that "Dracula Untold" star Luke Evans is close to signing a deal to play the dastardly Gaston in the live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast." He would star opposite Emma Watson as Belle. There are also rumors that Emma Thompson is in talks to play Mrs. Potts.
Gaston is the main villain of the movie; he's a spurned suitor of Belle's who rounds up the townspeople to take down the Beast. It's still unclear what form the Beast will take - whether the character will be rendered in CGI, use motion-capture technology (like in the "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" films), or rely on prosthetics.
Disney has been hard at work making live-action versions of their popular animated tales. "Cinderella" just hit theaters, while "The Jungle Book" is in the works. »
- Kelly Woo
Based on the Academy Award-winning 1991 animated movie of the same name, as well as the hit Broadway production that followed it, Disney's Beauty And The Beast is scheduled to begin production later this year. Last year actress Emma Watson, co-star of the Harry Potter film franchise, was cast in the role of Belle. Variety now reports that Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, Fast And Furious 6) will play Gaston, the handsome yet brutish antagonist who is after Belle's hand in marriage. Disney's Beauty And The Beast takes place in a quaint French village during the late 18th century where Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman, finds escape from her ordinary life by reading books. Meanwhile, off in a castle in the distance, a cruel young prince is cast under the spell of an enchantress who »
- Pietro Filipponi
Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) goes for one last ride in two new TV spots for Furious 7, which hits theaters nationwide April 3. Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto goes for one last ride, as his crew must contend with a new villain, Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), the brother of Fast & Furious 6 nemesis Owen Shaw (Luke Evans).
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7. This chapter of the hugely successful series also welcomes back favorites Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell.
Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: "The Crow" remake may have finally, once and for all, for realsies this time found its Eric Draven; a newly-demure pop star joins TV's premiere horror anthology series; and if you're scared of clowns, you might wanna skip number four (is all I'm saying). See below for the full roundup. 1. "The Crow" may fly with Jack Huston After losing Luke Evans back in January, the embattled remake has now set its sights on "Boardwalk Empire" actor Jack Huston, best known for his role as assassin Richard Harrow on the HBO series. Only seeing this if they bring back Bai Ling. [Deadline] 2. Niecy Nash signs on for victimhood in Ryan Murphy's "Scream Queens" The awesome, underappreciated "Getting On" star and "Reno 911!" scene »
- Chris Eggertsen
Former Boardwalk Empire star Huston has now entered formal talks with Relativity Studios to lead the movie, reports Deadline.
The Crow reboot will re-envision the story of a murdered rock musician who rises from the dead with a mission of vengeance.
Huston is currently filming the big budget historical drama Ben-Hur for MGM. »
A seamlessly endless string of Hollywood actors have been linked to one of the longest-mooted screen remakes in recent memory, The Crow. With the latest name, Luke Evans, leaving the role earlier in the year, it seemed as though the people behind the new version would be searching forever.
Well, Deadline is reporting that the hunt for Eric Draven may (again) be over. Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston is the latest name to be linked with role, and if he signs on, he would star in the film after he finishes work on the Ben-Hur remake for MGM and Paramount.
James O’Barr’s dark comic book antihero was first seen in a 1989 four-issue mini-series, before it was adapted into a feature film directed by Alex Proyas (I, Robot) and starred the late Brandon Lee, who died in an accident on-set. A television show and a few sequels followed, but »
- Scott J. Davis
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