19 items from 2014
Beatty will star as Howard Hughes, as well as produce the project. There is no word on who Sheen will portray.
Back in December, Sheen was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dubai International Film Festival. »
It’s been over 15 years since Warren Beatty last got behind the camera and after many rumors, he’s now in production on a Howard Hughes biopic. With Lily Collins portraying the woman with whom Hughes (Beatty) shared a relationship during his later years, Alden Ehrenreich as her more stable love interest, himself an assistant to the legendary film producer and aviator, as [...] »
- Jordan Raup
Here's a look at today's latest casting news: Uma Thurman in negotiations to join Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in Nima Nourizadeh's American Ultra. Martin Sheen will join Warren Beatty's untitled Howard Hughes project, starring Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins. Renee Zellweger is in talks to star opposite Daniel Craig in Courtney Hunt's The Whole Truth. Thomas Kretschmann joins Zachary Quinto and Rupert Friend in Aleksander Bach's Hitman movie, Agent 47. Hit the jump for more on each film. First up from Heat Vision is word that Thurman is in negotiations for American Ultra, the action comedy scripted by Max Landis. The story centers on "an unmotivated stoner named Mike (Eisenberg) who lives with his girlfriend (Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike's past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a »
- Dave Trumbore
If the Internet can’t convince Eon Productions to cast Idris Elba as James Bond, perhaps his new role can land him a villain gig in Bond 24. Elba is set to voice Shere Khan in Disney and Jon Favreau's take on “The Jungle Book.” Favreau will use live-action and VFX to bring the story to the screen. Expect to see this sooner than later as Disney is neck and neck with Warner Bros. with their own version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic. [Deadline] Warren Beatty’s old friend Martin Sheen just joined the cast of his secretive Howard Hughes movie. Beatty is set to play Hughes, with the picture led by Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins, with Annette Bening and Matthew Broderick already signed up in supporting roles. Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment are co-funding the movie with a bunch of billionaires. [Deadline] Universal Pictures picked up a pitch inspired by »
- Joshua Encinias
Untitled Howard Hughes Project
- Garth Franklin
Hughes was one of the most influential aviators in history and wealthiest people in the world. (Ani) »
- Ketali Mehta
• Jude Law (The Grand Budapest Hotel) is in talks to join Melissa McCarthy (The Heat) and Rose Byrne (Insidious: Chapter 2) in the upcoming spy comedy Susan Cooper. Jason Statham (The Transporter) has also been confirmed to co-star in the upcoming film, which centers on the adventures of a James Bond-esque female spy. [The Wrap]
• Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) is in talks to join Disney’s live-action version of The Jungle Book. Currently, the actor is in the final stages of negotiations to lend his voice to the character of Shere Khan the tiger. Jon Favreau (Iron Man) is »
- Pamela Gocobachi
You may remember Martin Scorsese’s Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator from a decade ago (feeling old), but at the time there were many rumoured Hughes biopics making the rounds, one of which was to be a labour of love from Warren Beatty. In fact, Beatty has been working on his own biopic for the last two decades. Beatty has received funding towards the $26.7 million budget via two billionaires Ron Burkle and Steve Bing, with support from New Regency and RatPac Entertainment.
Beatty is set to star as Hughes while also directing, but the focus of the film will be on Hughes’ assistant and their lover, played by Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins respectively. Beatty hasn’t appeared in a film since 2001′s Town & COUNTRYand hasn’t directed since 1998′s Bulworth. But then again, Beatty’s never overloaded himself with work.
The upcoming biopic has already shot some footage, but »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The film will focus on Hughes' assistant, played by Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) and a young woman with whom he falls in love with, portrayed by Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) as a young woman with whom he falls in love. Beatty will play Hughes, with wife Annette Bening (American Beauty) and Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) also set to feature.
The project first looked to be moving ahead around three years back, with Felicty Jones (Like Crazy) set to star and the likes of Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man), Alec Baldwin (Blue Jasmine), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Shia Labeouf (Nymphomaniac) and Jack Nicholson (The Departed) all linked to roles.
- Gary Collinson
Psssst. Oscar voting closed 2 hours ago. Can you believe we're almost there?!
Film School Rejects good god, Warren Beatty is still going to make that Howard Hughes picture and it started shooting today (!!!) Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, The Bening and the rumors go... Jack Nicholson to co-star
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/Film Sony wants to release a Spider-Man movie every year now. As I've predicted one day film and television will totally merge since tv got way more cinematic and nearly all movies Hollywood wants to fund are basically tv series with huge budgets that franchise their way across decades with new "episodes"
Variety Oscars are always under heat about omissions and hierarchies of the In Memoriam section. A sordid thing for controversy but it's true. People are always upset by something in it
Screener interesting »
- NATHANIEL R
It’s hard to imagine, but it’s been thirteen years since screen legend Warren Beatty has starred in a film, the last time being in 2001′s Town & Country. Even longer than Beatty’s absence from the silver screen is his desire to get a project off the ground centered around famed reclused aviator Howard Hughes. After 20 years of negotiating, Beatty’s got the financing and the rest of cast on board to go forward with filming his untitled pet project, in which he’ll direct and star as Hughes and be supported by a talented cast. The film isn’t a biopic of the iconic pilot — those duties go to 2004′s The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio — but rather a story about Hughes’ loyal (and likely long-suffering) assistant and the assistant’s love interest, played by Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) and Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), respectively. Though »
- Samantha Wilson
Howard Hughes seems to be excellent fodder for cinema, and not just because of his involvement in the medium. He was the subject of Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, the template for a James Bond villain (in Diamonds are Forever), and has been referenced in The Simpsons. Now, the iconic billionaire recluse will be played by another icon of sorts, as Warren Beatty finally gets things underway for his long-gestating Howard Hughes film.
Beatty still plans to take on the part of the influential icon, in a film directed by himself, but Hughes is not the focus of the film; that honor goes to Alden Ehrenreich, playing Hughes’s young assistant who falls for a young woman (Lily Collins) who may or may not also be falling for Hughes. Collins replaces Felicity Jones, the actress long attached to the project who has since dropped out. The rest of the cast »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Deadline reports that Warren Beatty’s long in the works Howard Hughes movie has finally found funding, by way of a team of billionaires. Beatty will direct and play Hughes, in a movie about a woman who dates Hughes’s assistant and then has an affair with Hughes himself. Lily Collins will play the woman and Alden Ehrenreich the assistant. No word on who will play the jars of urine. »
- Jesse David Fox
Almost three years ago, we reported that Warren Beatty was planning to direct his first movie since 1998's Bulworth. Initial reports said that the film might be a comedy about an elderly Howard Hughes (played by Beatty) having an affair with a younger woman. At the time, Beatty's prospects for the cast included Andrew Garfield, Alec Baldwin, Shia Labeouf, Jack Nicholson, Evan Rachel Wood, Rooney Mara, and wife Annette Bening. However, word on the film went silent, and it looked like it had slipped into development hell. But now it looks like Beatty has the budget ($26.7 million) and the cast to make the project a reality, and shooting is already underway. Hit the jump for more. According to Deadline, Beatty will still play Hughes, but the focus of the film will be the love story between Hughes assistant (played by Beautiful Creatures' Alden Ehrenreich) and a young woman (played by »
- Matt Goldberg
It has been 16 years since we last saw a new feature film directed by Warren Beatty, but it seems the wait is now over as Deadline reports he's finally underway on his long-gestating Howard Hughes feature with production already underway. The film won't focus specifically on Hughes (to be played by Beatty), but instead center on Hughes' assistant (perhaps Glenn Odekirk) to be played by Alden Ehrenreich (pictured) and his romance with a young woman (Lily Collins). Also starring are Beatty's wife, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick and word Jack Nicholson may even find a place among the cast. The casting, as far as I'm concerned, is very interesting. Especially considering Ehrenreich, to me, is something of a cross between Leonardo DiCaprio, who previously played Hughes in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, and a young Nicholson. Should Nicholson sign on to co-star it would create a weird level of familiarity, especially »
- Brad Brevet
After more than a decade being Mia at the multiplex, bona fide legend Warren Beatty is coming back with a new film. Though recent reports suggested he might've abandoned playing Howard Hughes, not to worry, as Beatty will indeed play the famed billionaire recluse in a movie that's not quite about Hughes at all. But let's get some details out of the way first: Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins (replacing the long-attached Felicity Jones) will star in the flick, with Deadline adding that Annette Bening and Matthew Broderick are also expected to appear in the movie, with longtime Beatty pal Jack Nicholson also a (fingers crossed) possibility. As for the story, it will actually center on Hughes' assistant (Ehrenreich) who falls and his romance with a young woman (Collins). However, previous plot details for the film suggested the woman would eventually fall for Hughes himself, though it's unclear if that's still the case. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Launching a new take on the box office-saturated “Paranormal Teen Romance” genre in early 2013 was perhaps not a good idea. Twilight fans were still reeling from the end of their beloved franchise, The Hunger Games Mockingjays were busy gearing up to share what had become a hugely successful franchise, Divergent devotees were busy dream-casting, and Percy Jackson fans (fan?) were far too consumed with celebrating that their (his or her?) series was not dead. Even with strong shelf sales, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s best-selling “Caster Chronicles” series didn’t seem poised to be the kind of cinematic juggernaut that could compete with Twilight and The Hunger Games and whatever would come next – it simply didn’t have the heat to push it over the top – which is a damn shame, because the duo’s Gothic romance spawned one hell of an underrated feature in Richard Lagravenese’s Beautiful Creatures. The »
- Kate Erbland
Out of all the years I’ve been covering film, 2013 certainly ranks near the top of film years that make it hard to craft a top 10. There were so many different permutations of this top 10 list that I had to walk away from the computer for five minutes to regroup. However, I think that the battle was well worth it as the 10 films I selected accurately reflect the films that really spoke to me this year.
10. Beautiful Creatures dir. Richard Lagravenese
This was a late edition to my top 10. And by late I mean it was added last night. But much like back in February, I wasn’t able to resist the charms of this enough to leave it out of my 10. Beautiful Creatures is just a treat of a film from the Southern setting to the supernatural goings on to the pure scenery chewing of the acting, »
- Terence Johnson
2013 has been a great year for yours truly. I won another Emmy award for Best On-Camera/Host/Personality, met amazing celebrities, featured wonderful folks, helped the victims of Oklahoma tornadoes and Philippine typhoons, and much more!
It was a busy year, a very productive one, and I.m hoping and praying that 2014 will be the same. With my guardian angels right by my side, I have no doubt we.ll rock this year as well!
Thank you for being a friend, and I.m so sorry if this video was a bit late. But continuing our grand, old tradition, here.s my 2013 .Best Of. reel, a Manny Mash-Up, or as we like to call it, Mtmg version 7.0!
Here.s a breakdown of what you.ll see on Mtmg 7.0:
Emmy Awards 2013
Matt Damon in .Promised Land.
John Krasinski in .Promised Land.
Ewan McGregor in .The Impossible.
.Warm Bodies. movie review »
19 items from 2014
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