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Yrf Entertainment, the L.A.-based subsidiary of Bollywood banner Yash Raj Films, said Friday that it will remake Bollywood hit Kahaani as English-language feature Deity for international audiences. Deity will be directed by Danish director Niels Arden Oplev, who made the original 2009 Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Its English remake was directed by David Fincher in 2011, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Deity has been scripted by Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Richard Regen (Tehran). The 2012 thriller Kahaani (Story) starred actress Vidya Balan as a pregnant woman investigating the disappearance
- Nyay Bhushan
Rooney Mara is set to replace Jessica Chastain in Jim Sheridan's drama "The Secret Scripture". Mara will play a young woman who survives a traumatic childhood only to see her life utterly changed by a vindictive Catholic priest.
Vanessa Redgrave will play the older version of the character who recounts her life in mental institutions in a secret memoir. Filming begins in September. [Source: CinEuropa]
Brooklyn Family Robinson
Steve Carell will star in and produce the family adventure comedy "Brooklyn Family Robinson" for Disney Pictures, Madeville Films and Carousel Productions.
David Reynolds penned the script which follow an urban dwelling father who decides to uproot his family from the city and move them to a tiny island. All other story details are being kept under wraps. [Source: THR]
- Garth Franklin
• Tommy Lee Jones is joining Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman in Criminal. Ariel Vromen is directing the thriller from Millenium Films, which tells the story of a prison inmate who is implanted with a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills with the hope that he will stop a diabolical plot. Jones will play a neuroscientist who transplants said intelligence. Douglas Cook and David Weisberg wrote the script. Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, and Matt O’Toole will produce. [THR]
- C. Molly Smith
After breaking out in David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo with her Oscar-nominated turn as hacker Lisbeth Salander, Rooney Mara has steadily cemented her reputation as one of the most talented young actresses working today with strong performances in Ain’t Them No Bodies Saints, Side Effects and Her. And she doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon, with Stephen Daldry’s Trash, an untitled Terrence Malick project and erotic thriller Carol in the can. Now, we’ve learned that Mara has booked another high-profile gig leading the Jim Sheridan-directed The Secret Scripture.
Mara will replace Jessica Chastain in the drama, “about a 100-year-old woman named Roseanne who recounts her life in mental institutions in a secret memoir.” She will be playing the younger version of Roseanne, “who survives a traumatic childhood only to see her life utterly changed by a vindictive Catholic priest. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Exclusive: After wrapping Joe Wright’s Pan picture in London, Rooney Mara will head for the Jim Sheridan-helmed The Secret Scripture. The drama, about a 100-year-old woman named Roseanne who recounts her life in mental institutions in a secret memoir, is gearing up for a September shoot in Ireland. Jessica Chastain was previously attached to star alongside Vanessa Redgrave, but now Mara will play the younger Roseanne, who survives a traumatic childhood only to see her life utterly changed by a vindictive Catholic priest. Pic reunites Sheridan with his My Left Foot producer Noel Pearson and is adapted by Johnny Ferguson […] »
Jessica Chastain may seem like she can do it all, but there's one project it looks like she just can't squeeze in. Attached as recently as this spring to "The Secret Scripture," Cineuropa now reports that Rooney Mara is the young female lead opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the film. She'll join Jack Reynor and Jeremy Irons in the Jim Sheridan directed film, based on the book by Sebastian Barry, about "a 100-year-old woman in a mental hospital and her relationship with her psychiatrist." Production will begin this fall. Alejandro González Iñárritu is keeping very busy. He's got "Birdman" ready to unveil at Venice, he'll be shooting "The Revenant" this fall, and he's also headed to the small screen where he'll direct the series "One Percent." And he's got some unlikely actors for the lead roles. Deadline reports that Ed Helms, Hilary Swank and Ed Harris are lining up roles in the show that's "set. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We’ve heard very, very little about the latest film from Oscar favorite Stephen Daldry, who previously directed Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (every film the director has been involved with has either been nominated for Best Director or Best Picture), but today brings the arrival of the first trailer for Trash, certainly a grittier and more unconventional venture from the helmer.
The movie, based on the book by Andy Mulligan, and scripted by About Time screenwriter Richard Curtis, tells the story of three street kids who survive by rummaging through a huge trash fill on the outskirts of a major city, searching through human waste and filth in hopes of finding food and other items necessary for their survival. One day, one of them finds a small leather bag with a wallet with some money and an ID card, a folded-up map, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Universal Pictures unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Trash" thriller, starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura. Check it out below. Plot: The story follows three boys in a third world country who scrape a living by picking through trash. One day they find a leather bag, the contents of which plunge them into a terrifying adventure, pitting their wits against corruption and authority to right a wrong. The new movie is directed by Stephen Daldry (The Reader, Billy Elliot) and will be released in several countries later this year. A Us release date has yet to be announced. Trailer: »
The first trailer for Trash, the new film by Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliot) and written by Richard Curtis (About Time) from the book by Andy Mulligan, has been released online, and you can view it below…
Build as a possible Oscar contender come awards season, Trash stars Rooney Mara (Her) and Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now) in a story of three street kids who survive by picking through a mostly human waste-filled garbage dump on the outskirts of a large city. One day, one of them finds a small leather bag with a wallet with some money and an ID card, a folded-up map, and a key. A police officer offers them a reward for this parcel but that makes them realize something’s amiss, and they decide to hang on to it. That decision puts them in danger and they’re soon on a mission, having to lie, »
- Scott Davis
Three boys gets more than they bargained for when they come across a mysterious wallet in the first trailer for Stephen Daldry‘s “Trash,” which also stars Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen. Rato (Gabriel Weinstein), Gardo (Eduardo Luis) and Raphael (Rickson Tevez) are three young boys living in an unnamed third world country who scour their city's massive garbage dumps for anything salvageable that would allow them to survive another day. Going through a discarded wallet looking for money, they find some mysterious documents instead. The wallet was flung into a dump by a man (Wagner Moura) fleeing from cops, »
- Linda Ge
I have been pruning my 2015 Oscar predictions lately and I almost removed Stephen Daldry's Trash from my Best Picture predictions... good thing I didn't as the first trailer for the film has been released suggesting we're likely to hear it announced as part of one of the upcoming fall film festivals if not several. Given this version comes from Universal Brazil (where the film actually opens in October) it doesn't exactly give us an idea of where it might show up though as part of tomorrow's announcement of the first wave of Toronto Film Festival features would be a good guess. The film, which stars Rooney Mara,follows three boys in a third world country who scrape a living by picking through trash. One day they find a leather bag, the contents of which plunge them into a terrifying adventure, pitting their wits against corruption and authority to right a wrong. »
- Brad Brevet
Here's the deal: if you see a trailer this week for a prestige, awards contender-seeming movie, the chances are you'll likely see it somewhere on the fall festival slate. And so, even though we weren't quite sure where Stephen Daldry's "Trash" would fit on the calendar, it's done, in the can, a trailer is here, and now you can see if the Oscar race is being shaken up. Based on the book by Andy Mulligan, with a script from Richard Curtis ("Love Actually," "About Time") and starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura along with newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein, the story concerns three street kids who survive by picking through a mostly human waste-filled garbage dump on the outskirts of a large city. One day, one of them finds a small leather bag with a wallet with some money and an ID card, a folded-up map, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘Weird’ Al Yankovic released the first music video from his newest comedy album Mandatory Fun on Monday for “Tacky,” a parody of Pharrell’s Oscar-nominated song “Happy.”
Celeb Cameos In Weird Al Yankovic's "Tacky"
“Tacky” takes on some of the more unattractive qualities popularized in pop culture – including the constant need to update social media – with lyrics like: “I would live Tweet a funeral, take selfies with the deceased”
The video, which mimics Pharrell’s, features comedians dressed in ridiculous, neon, mix-matched outfits, dancing and lip-syncing to the song. Cameos included Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Jack Black.
Stonestreet, who currently stars on Modern Family, took to Twitter to celebrate the video’s release, calling Yankovic a “national treasure.” And Schaal wrote that the video “was a lot of fun to make.”
The “Tacky” release is the first of many, as Yankovic previously »
Sneak Peek revealing images of "Fantastic Four" actress Kate Mara aka 'Sue Storm' the 'Invisible Woman', in a recent issue of "Elle" magazine:
Stylist for the "Elle" shoot was Elizabeth Cabral, with hair by Mara Roszak and makeup by Jake Bailey:
Mara filmed "Shooter" in 2007.
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- Michael Stevens
Picking the best movies that come out in any given year is no easy feat. For film fans, a quality feature can come out at any time, from any one, and discovering an enjoyable and well-crafted feature is truly a pleasure. As we reach the halfway point of the year, many excellent films have already made their way to theatres, films that are well worth a watch. Below, you shall find the list of the top 30 films of 2014 to date, a list that ranges from science fiction thrillers to period dramas.
A few notes to keep in mind when reading our entry: Certain films from our 2013 list make a second appearance on this list. This is because the movies, while technically released this year, were seen by a select few in time for last year’s list, due to the benefit of film festivals and press screenings. The list itself is in no particular order, »
Coming Soon Denzel Washington does the mandatory back to camera pose required of all teaser posters now for The Equalizer
The Matinee's 'Blind-Spot' series visits the inspirational teacher movie Goodbye Mr Chips (1939)
Empire Tate Taylor will follow Get On Up with In the Event of a Moon Disaster, another period piece. The premise sounds cool but I don't understand how he'll find roles for Viola & Octavia and he's not allowed to work without them. Tis Tfe's decree
Pajiba Pajiba turns 10. Happy birthday Pajiba!
Non-Fics on the 10 best documentaries about gay history ever made. Some surprises here. I haven't even heard of a couple of these
Daily Mail good news about Michigan only ever seems to come from Ann Arbor these days: Madonna's daughter Lourdes (aka "Lola") will attend U of M as an Mdt major. »
- NATHANIEL R
Having recently wrapped up production on the highly-anticipated Carol, Rooney Mara jumped right to Pan and now she’s added another film to her queue. According to a press release, she’ll lead and produce an adaptation of Amanda Linhout and Sara Corbett‘s A House in the Sky for Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures. The story will follow her […] »
- Jordan Raup
• Oscar winner Ben Kingsley will provide the voice of panther Bagheera in Disney’s upcoming film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. The movie, directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), will be a combination of live-action and animation with a script by Justin Marks. Kingsley joins previously announced stars Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Scarlett Johansson (Her), and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave) as the voices of Shere Khan, Kaa, and Rakcha, respectively, for a scheduled Oct. 9, 2015, release. [THR]
- Jake Perlman
Untitled Josh Hamilton Biopic
Jack Reynor ("Transformers: Age of Extinction") is being sought to star in Casey Affleck's upcoming biopic about Josh Hamilton, a crack cocaine addict whose rehabilitation has since seen him become a baseball superstar. Basil Iwanyk, Kevin Walsh and Affleck will produce. [Source: Deadline]
Insidious Part 3
Dermot Mulroney ("August: Osage County") has scored a leading role in the upcoming third film in the "Insidious" film franchise. Shooting on the new film begins July 7th with series writer Leigh Whannell taking over the directing reigns. [Source: Twitter]
Untitled Armored Car Project
Jason Sudeikis ("Hall Pass") is in negotiations to play a hit man opposite Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig in Jared Hess's untitled armored car project (formerly known as "Loomis Fargo") for Relativity.
The true story tale follows four dim-witted Southerners who pulled off one of the biggest heists in American history, robbing almost $20 million from an armored truck. »
- Garth Franklin
Dermot Mulroney has joined the cast of Insidious: Chapter 3 for writer / director Leigh Whannell. The film is set for an April 3, 2015 release. Ben Kingsley is set to voice Bagheera in Disney's The Jungle Book for director Jon Favreau with a script by Justin Marks. He joins Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson in the live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's story, set to arrive in theaters in 3D on October 9, 2015. Paul and Chris Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy) are set to remake the 2013 Cannes Jury Prize winner Like Father, Like Son for Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks. The film follows a father after learning his biological son was switched with another child after birth. Variety amz asin="1451645619" size="small"Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) is set to star in A House in the Sky for Annapurna Pictures. The true-life kidnapping tale is based on the memoir of Amanda Lindhout, »
- Brad Brevet
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