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The Hammers are headed to parenthood! Armie Hammer's pregnant wife, Elizabeth Chambers, was recently the guest of honor at a baby shower, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal. The entrepreneur and journalist was feted by her loved ones at a close friend's home in L.A. for the elegant chic-themed party on Sunday, Nov. 9. "It was a beautiful evening full of love and joy, mom-to-be Chambers, 32, tells Us exclusively of her special day. "It was the perfect shower and way to welcome baby Hammer into the world." Chambers' [...] »
Armie Hammer thinks he's such a badass boxer ... he dared to step in the ring against a former NFL linebacker whose nickname was "Lights Out" -- which explains the shiner on Armie's eye.TMZ Sports got this shot of Armie's bruised face after his sparring match with ex-Chargers star Shawne Merriman -- who's 6'4" and 280 lbs! Nonetheless, we're told Hammer's the one who sought out Merriman as a sparring partner.The bout went down Wednesday »
- TMZ Staff
Liam Hemsworth ("The Hunger Games"), Evan Peters ("X-Men: Days of Future Past") and Dan Stevens ("The Guest") are all reportedly testing for the lead role in Shawn Levy's "Forty Thieves" at 20th Century Fox.
The project is an adventure comedy take on the classic folk tale 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' with the trio of actors testing for the male lead 'Allen'. [Source: The Wrap]
Armie Hammer has joined the cast of actor/director Nate Parker’s "The Birth Of A Nation" about Nat Turner, an African-American slave turned revolutionary who led a bloody rebellion in Virginia in 1831.
- Garth Franklin
If you are like me, you may have done a double take at the headline “Armie Hammer Joins The Birth of a Nation.” In this case, we are not talking about a remake of the starkly racist silent film by D.W. Griffith, but rather a biopic of slave-turned-revolutionary Nat Turner being directed by Nate Parker.
The Birth of a Nation will tell the story of Turner, an African-American slave who led a bloody slave rebellion in 1831. The insurrection moved across Virginia, liberating slaves and leaving 60 white men, women, and children dead in the aftermath. Nat Turner was eventually captured and hung, but he remains one of the most controversial figures of pre-Civil War America.
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
• Anna Kendrick is in early negotiations for The Accountant, which stars Ben Affleck. Gavin O’Connor will direct the assassin thriller, which Whiplash’s J.K. Simmons is also in talks for. The film follows a man who is an accountant by day, lethal assassin by night. Kendrick’s role is unknown at this time. Bill Dubuque wrote the script. Production kicks off in January. [Variety] • The Social Network’s Armie Hammer has signed on for The Birth Of A Nation. The film tells the story of Nat Turner, an African-American slave who became a revolutionary, and headed the Virginia insurrection. The »
- C. Molly Smith
"Up In The Air" co-stars Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons will team up again in "The Accountant," with Ben Affleck slated to lead. Gavin O'Connor ("Warrior," "Jane Got A Gun") will direct this one about "a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as a lethal assassin." Better pray this guy doesn't give you an audit. Filming begins in January. [Variety/THR] Armie Hammer will witness "The Birth Of A Nation." He joins Nate Parker's directorial debut, which he also wrote and will star in, that tells the true story of "Nat Turner, who led a bloody rebellion in 1831 and went down in history as one of the most controversial American figures preceding the Civil War." [Deadline] The completely necessary "Skyline" sequel has now added "The Raid" star Iko Uwais to the cast. He joins Frank Grillo in the movie, playing "the leader of an underground resistance that forms after aliens touch down on »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We’ve got a bunch of casting news to report. Here’s what’s coming at a glance: Britt Robertson joined the cast of Bruce Beresford’s Cook. Ayelet Zurer is in talks to join Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur. Armie Hammer is confirmed for Nate Parker’s historical drama, Birth of a Nation. Anna Kendrick is circling a role in The Accountant. J.K. Simmons is in negotiations to join the cast as well. Hit the jump for more on all four films. First up, we’ve got Robertson in Cook. Deadline is reporting that the Tomorrowland star is all set to lead alongside Eddie Murphy who’s playing Henry Church, a cook who’s hired by a dying man to prepare meals for his wife and daughter after he passes away, but then winds up being part of their lives for the next 15 years. Robertson will play the man’s daughter, »
- Perri Nemiroff
The film will mark the directorial debut of Nate Parker, who also wrote the script and will star.
Prompted by religious visions, Turner and a band of about 70 rebel slaves killed between 55 to 65 people in Virginia — the most ever killed in a slave uprising. The rebellion was stopped after two days, but Turner survived in hiding for more than two months.
Hammer starred in 2010′s” The Social Network” and 2011′s “J. Edgar.” He will be seen next year in the role of Illya Kuryakin in Warner Bros.’ “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and just wrapped production on “Mine, »
- Dave McNary
The Social Network‘s Armie Hammer has joined the cast of actor/director Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation, a biopic of African-American slave turned revolutionary Nat Turner, who led a bloody rebellion in 1831 and went down in history as one of the most controversial American figures preceding the Civil War.
Turner, born in 1800, led the famously violent Virginia insurrection that moved from plantation to plantation freeing slaves and left 60 white men, women, and children dead. He was later captured, arrested, and hanged but his legacy grew to mythic proportions.
Parker broke out opposite Denzel Washington in 2007’s The Great Debaters and stars in this week’s Relativity release Beyond The Lights from director Gina Prince-Bythewood, makes his directorial debut with the historical drama, which he spent years scripting. He will also star in The Birth Of A Nation with Hammer, who’s playing Samuel Turner, the son »
- Jen Yamato
This may seem like a headline from a few years back, but trust us when we tell you this is current news!
In a Q&A over the weekend, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked about David Fincher’s The Social Network, a movie that chartered the creation of Facebook with Jesse Eisenberg (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) portraying its creator. From the sounds of things, he was not a fan…
“I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about that movie in a while. I kind of blocked that one out,” Zuckerberg told the audience. “I think the reality is that writing code and then building a product and building a company is not a glamorous enough thing to make a movie about, so you can imagine that a lot of this stuff they had to embellish or make up. They went out of their way in »
- Luke Owen
"Kill List," "Sightseers" and "A Field in England" director Ben Wheatley will at last make his way across the pond to shoot "Free Fall," a hardboiled crime thriller that is the Brit provocateur's first Us production. Welshman Luke Evans (recently in "Dracula Untold") will take the lead in this $10 million gangster picture about an east coast arms deal gone horribly awry in 1978 Boston. The rest of the impressive cast so far includes Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde and Wheatley righthand man Michael Smiley, who played a British soldier turned contract killer in Wheatley's brain-bending 2011 horror movie "Kill List." Wheatley is no genre moviemaking virgin. In a new interview with The Guardian, he promises a thriller in the vein of Sam Peckinpah, classic Bogie noirs, Scorsese, "Le Samourai" and "The French Connection." "'Free Fire' will take you and stick you in the middle of the »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The big screen TV adaptation stars actor Hugh Grant as 'Alexander Waverly', the British head of clandestine spy organization 'U.N.C.L.E.', Henry Cavill as secret agent 'Napoleon Solo' and Armie Hammer as Russian agent 'Illya Kuryakin'.
"...set against the backdrop of the early 1960's, at the height of the Cold War, 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' follows 'U.N.C.L.E.' agents 'Napoleon Solo' and 'Illya Kuryakin'. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology.
"The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, »
- Michael Stevens
K5 International has unveiled its Afm slate.
Shot entirely in Northern Ireland, the film is set in a time of starvation where a lone man living off a small plot of land begins to lose his grip on reality.
K5 will also bring Caryn Waechter’s The Sisterhood of Night to Afm, based on a short story by Pulitzer Price winning author Steven Millhauser about friendship and loyalty set against the backdrop of a modern-day Salem witch trial.
Also on the slate are German horror film Der Nachtmahr (The Nightmare) directed by artist and film-maker Akiz, Chet Baker project Born To Be Blue starring Ethan Hawke and Armie Hammer thriller Mine. »
- email@example.com (Ian Sandwell)
Written and directed by Fingleton (“Magpie,” “Slr,” “Shirin”), “The Survivalist” is a dystopian thriller set in a time of starvation, where a lone man lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest, protecting his crop from intruders with his shotgun and improvised traps. But the long years alone have taken their toll on him, and he is beginning to lose his grip on reality.
Everything changes when a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover the farm. Desperate for food and shelter, the mother offers up her daughter to spend the night with him in return for bed and board. Overcome with desire, the man breaks his strict code of self-preservation and accepts them into his cabin. »
- Leo Barraclough
What next for Ben Wheatley? With production wrapped on his adaptation of Jg Ballard's High Rise the prolific UK auteur will be moving next into the action arena with Free Fire.An original script revolving around a 1978 arms deal gone wrong, Free Fire will be introduced for international sales by Protagonist Pictures at the upcoming Afm with a cast that includes Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde and Michael Smiley. Which is, as the kids say, one hell of a cast.Here's how Screen International pitches the story:The story is set in Boston in 1978. Wilde plays Justine, a woman who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy, Smiley) and a gang led by Hammer and Evans who are...
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The Dracula Untold actor stars in the film about an arms deal that goes wrong.
Free Fire is set in Boston in 1978 and begins with a gang who are selling a stash of guns.
The story follows Justine, a woman who interrupts the meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and the gang of arms dealers.
When shots are fired in the handover, a heart-stopping game of survival ensues.
Evans has been cast as one of the gang leaders.
While we await the release of his adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise, British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has announced details of his next film – and his first set in the U.S. – Free Fire, which will star Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins) and Olivia Wilde (Her), along with Wheatley regular Michael Smiley (Kill List).
“The idea for Free Fire came from my love of hard-boiled crime movies; from The Asphalt Jungle, The Big Sleep, The Killing and The Big Combo through The Driver, Le Samourai and The French Connection, to the modern cycle of Goodfellas, Casino, Hard Boiled and Reservoir Dogs,” said Wheatley. “Free Fire will take you and stick you in the middle of the action. I want the film to have the stylish, no-nonsense feel that you get in Peckinpah’s The Getaway. It’s a modern ‘70s movie. Muscular, »
- Gary Collinson
• Megan Fox will take the female lead in Zeroville, starring opposite James Franco, who is also directing. Adapted from the novel by Steve Erickson, the story follows a film-obsessed man (Franco) who arrives in Hollywood in 1969, hoping to break in to the business just as the industry is at a major turning point. Fox will play a Hollywood starlet with an uneasy past who becomes the romantic interest and obsession of Franco’s character. Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Will Ferrell, Jacki Weaver, and Horatio Sanz also star. Vince Jolivette of Rabbit Bandini is producing along with Caroline Aragon, »
- C. Molly Smith
Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde and Michael Smiley are set to star in Ben Wheatley's action movie “Free Fire,” which will be the director's first film set in the U.S., it was announced Friday. Protagonist Pictures is launching pre-sales at Afm for the movie, which has a $10 million budget. Set in Bostin in 1978, story chronicles an arms deal that goes wrong and turns into a shootout. Wilde plays Justine, a woman who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy, Smiley) and a gang led by Hammer and Evans who are selling. »
- Jeff Sneider
You may not know the name Ben Wheatley yet, but the British filmmaker has gotten quite a bit of buzz previously for his films Sightseers and Kill List. His next film will be an adaptation of High Rise starring Tom Hiddleston, but after that, he's coming to the United States for his next film. THR has word that Wheatley is set to direct a 1970s crime drama called Free Fire, and he has quite the cast assembled to star in it. The project is on sale at the American Film Market and is touting Olivia Wilde (Rush), Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6), Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins) and also Armie Hammer (The Social Network). The film is based on an original idea by Wheatley, and that's what we like to hear: "The idea for Free Fire came from my love of hard-boiled crime movies; from 'The Asphalt Jungle,' 'The Big Sleep, »
- Ethan Anderton
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