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Morris Chestnut Signs Up to Play Derrick "Dog" Prince in Heist Drama 'Bus 657'

20 October 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Morris Chestnut has joined the cast of director Scott Mann's thriller "Bus 657," which stars Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista and Gina Carano in a film about a father who decides to rob a casino in order to come up with the money to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment; as expected, things don't go exactly as planned. De Niro will play the owner of the casino, and Chestnut will be his right-hand man, Derrick "Dog" Prince, whose job is to recover the stolen money before the cops do. Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing via their Emmett/Furla/Oasis shingle.  Stephen Sepher and Max Adams wrote the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Casting: Cosmo, Chestnut, Sarandon, Brown

18 October 2014 3:49 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


James Cosmo ("Game of Thrones") has joined the Martha Pinson-directed military drama "Tomorrow" which Martin Scorsese will executive produce. Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy ­Clark, Paul Kaye and Joss Stone also star.

The story explores the difficulty and loneliness soldiers encounter as they try to reintegrate into society having after serving their countries and deals with post-­traumatic stress disorder, HIV and AIDS. [Source: Variety]

Bus 657

Morris Chestnut has joined Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista and Gina Carano in Scott Mann's "Bus 657". Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing and shooting begins this week in Alabama.

The story centers on a father without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino and the two hijack a bus full of hostages and things go awry. »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: James Cosmo joins 'Tomorrow;' the Coen brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' rounds out cast

17 October 2014 6:43 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

• Game of ThronesJames Cosmo has signed on for Tomorrow. Martin Scorsese is executive producing the military drama. Cosmo joins previously announced cast members Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Paul Kaye, and Joss Stone. Martha Pinson, Scorsese's long-time script supervisor, will make her feature directorial debut with the film, which follows the lives of soldiers trying to re-immerse themselves into society. Street and Brennan wrote the script. They are producing alongside Dean M. Woodford. Emma Tillinger Koskoff is executive producing with Scorsese. [Variety] • Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz, Fisher Stevens, and Clancy Brown have been cast in Hail, »

- C. Molly Smith

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Morris Chestnut Boards ‘Bus 657′

17 October 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Morris Chestnut has joined Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista and Gina Carano in the Scott Mann-directed Bus 657. He plays the role of Derrick “Dog” Prince in the film that began shooting this week in Alabama, with Randall Emmett and George Furla producing for Emmett/Furla/Oasis. Stephen Sepher and Max Adams wrote the script.

This pic centers on a father without the means to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino and the two hijack a bus full of hostages and things go awry. De Niro will play Frank “The Pope,” owner of the casino, and Chestnut will play De Niro’s right-hand man tasked with bringing the money back before the cops seize it and realize it’s dirty.

Chestnut, who’s currently starring with Sean Bean in the »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Batista Cast In “Bus 657″ with Gina Carano, Robert De Niro

25 September 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Former WWE champion, Evolution member, and Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista (Batista to WWE fans) has signed on to an upcoming Robert De Niro film, Bus 657, which will also feature former women’s Mma pioneer Gina Carano.

Bautista won rave reviews for his performance as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians, which has surpassed the $600 million mark at the box office worldwide. Kate Bosworth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Watchmen) also star in the upcoming heist flick.

In Bus 657, Bautista will portray a co-worker of Morgan who together rip off their casino-owner boss, De Niro. While hijacking a bus load full of hostages, the plan goes awry, and, one assumes, everything goes to hell.

According to Deadline, Carano, who had been in serious talks with the Ufc for a potential title fight with bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, will be playing a cop in pursuit of the hijacked bus. »

- Jay Anderson

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Lois Lane and The Comedian Join Drax In De Niro's 'Bus 657'

25 September 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It may be a low-budget affair, but the $15 million film Bus 657 is attracting quite a cast. Deadline is reporting that, aside from all ready nabbing Robert De Niro, the cast will now also include Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) and Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns). The film, which is set to start filming next month, will center on a heist and the subsequent hostage situation that ensues after it.

Morgan plays a desperate man with a sick daughter and seemingly no way to pay for her necessary treatment. When a greedy co-worker played by Dave Bautista (Guardians of The Galaxy) suggests that they rob a casino as a way to get the necessary cash, it sets a dangerous plan in motion that eventually includes the two men capturing a bus full of innocent people. De Niro plays the casino owner, and Bosworth is his estranged daughter. Last, but not least, Gina Carano »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Casting Net: Xavier Samuel cast as The Monster in contemporary 'Frankenstein'

24 September 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

• Twilight: Eclipse star Xavier Samuel has been cast as Adam/The Monster in a new contemporary version of Mary Shelley’s classic FrankensteinDanny Huston (Magic City) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Vegas) will star as modern-day Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein, a husband and wife team of eccentric scientists living in Los Angeles who create the creature. Bernard Rose (Candyman) has adapted Shelley’s work for the picture he is directing. [Deadline]

• Michael Peña is in early talks to join Ridley Scott’s sci-fi action film The Martian. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, the movie will star Matt Damon as a »

- Jake Perlman

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‘Bus 657′ Castings: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, More Board Robert De Niro Pic

24 September 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Dave Bautista, and Gina Carano are joining the Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films production of Bus 657, the ensemble heist pic that Robert De Niro already has boarded. This is the latest pic that is part of E/F/O’s overall deal with Grindhouse/Lionsgate, which will distribute the $15M-budgeted Bus 657 along with Hannibal Classics. Stephen Sepher and Max Adams wrote the action thriller that Scott Mann (The Tournament) will direct. Principal photography is set to begin October 13 in Mobile, Al.

The pic, formerly titled Bus 757, centers on a father (Morgan) without the means to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker (Bautista) to rob a casino and the two hijack a bus full of hostages and things go awry. De Niro will play Frank “The Pope”, owner of the casino, and Bosworth plays his estranged daughter. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Gina Carano Could Return To The Ufc In September

24 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Ufc owner Dana White says he’s close to inking a new deal with Gina Carano which would have her return to the company for the first time since 2009. White has been trying to bring Carano back for some time now, but her new career in films have taken up much of her time. “We have to see how this plays out. As I said before, I should know in September, the first week of September,” White told Yahoo sports.

Gina Carano To Fight Ronda Rousey?

Fans have been clamoring for Carano to return to the octagon, and so has Ufc bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey who has been outspoken in her interest in competing against the former featherweight champion. I've been wanting to fight her for a while because she could be one of my biggest challenges,” Rousey told


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Sigourney Weaver opts out of the Expendables spinoff ‘Expendabelles’

21 August 2014 3:28 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

One of the most iconic action characters of the past 35 years is Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley, who has fought various xenomorphs through the course of the Alien quadrilogy. With The Expendables 3 opening in theatres this past weekend, talk had heated up in recent months of an all-female spinoff of the franchise, centred on a similar conceit of reuniting action heroines of yesteryear and present day. With the writers and director set, speculation had turned to the starring roles, with Weaver’s name put forward by many, including producer Sylvester Stallone. However, the Hollywood Reporter has now announced that Weaver has formally passed on the project, leaving the movie without a single confirmed castmember for now.

While this is a setback for the movie, particularly as Stallone himself had expressed interest in Weaver’s involvement, the project is unlikely to die as a result. Weaver’s exit, however, may »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Eternal 'Expendables:' Mma Fighters Battle to Break Through in Hollywood

15 August 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A few weeks ago, in anticipation of Guardians of the Galaxy's theatrical release, I wrote about the Curse of Tor Johnson, named after the old-school wrestler (and Ed Wood muse) who may have also been responsible for 50 years of terrible performances from professional wrestlers.

Since I wrote for WWE's Monday Night Raw for about six months, I wondered if the presence of Dave Bautista, a former champion, would jinx Guardians' box-office mojo. Three weeks into its theatrical run (and more than $175 million in receipts later), it's safe to say the Curse has been broken. »

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'The Expendables 3' Review: 10 Things You Should Know About the Macho Sequel

15 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Ah, "The Expendables" franchise. Much like the actors who star in the movie -- it just won't die. Every couple of years we're #blessed with one of these movies, which feature a bunch of past-their-prime action stars, many of whom were vastly more popular 30 years ago, embroiled in some kind of scenario where they have to fire round after round of high powered weapon while cracking wise and acknowledging, at least to a certain degree, that they've all gotten very old.

If the trailers are any indication, "The Expendables 3" is the last film in the franchise (the words "One Last Ride" keep being thrown around). So they've rounded up all the old folks (among them: Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Robert Davi, Wesley Snipes and Kelsey Grammer) and placed all kinds of guns in their hands and sent them about their business.

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- Drew Taylor

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Reviews: The Expendables 3

13 August 2014 10:53 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

This time, it's personal, the synopsis would have you believe. Team leader Barney (Sylvester Stallone) and his mercenary mates take on the Expendables' co-founder, now a ruthless arms trader (Mel Gibson) with his heart set on ending the legacy he helped create.

Of course, if you've come to see The Expendables 3 with even the slightest of critical faculties in operation, you'll be too busy sniggering at the ridiculous names - Gibson's villainous character is called Conrad Stonebanks – or cheering on our mildly xenophobic leads to devote much attention to the plot. Which is really what Stallone, co-writer Creighton Rothenberger and director Patrick Hughes want.

It's a scattershot, often dull, incompetently shot but lazily entertaining sequel that knows exactly what its audience wants. The soundbites have been dialed down from the incomprehensibility of the second film in the franchise but with a ‘set-piece, interlude, set-piece’ structure and a central cast who are in their groove, »

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Is Wonder Woman impossible to get right?

13 August 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thomas Roach on whether Wonder Woman is impossible to get right…

There has been several attempts to bring Wonder Woman to the big screen over the years. Joss Whedon even wrote a screenplay for a standalone Wonder Woman movie but it never got the green light. However, we are due to see the Amazon Princess appear on the big screen in 2016 in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot, but she has already received a great deal of criticism despite the fact we’ve not seen any footage yet.

At Comic-Con an image of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman was revealed to a mixed reception. One of the issues that keeps coming up for fans is Wonder Woman’s physique. They say that she should be able to give Superman a run for his money and frankly Gal Gadot is no nearly big enough. »

- Thomas Roach

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Female-Fronted Hollywood Remakes We’d Like to See

8 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The calls have been heard loud and clear, both on stage and off at the Oscars or in the annals of the web and at the box office: the world demands more movies with women, about women, by women and for women.

Every week a movie seems to be failing the Bechdel test, and every week a separate movie ends up walking away with the lion’s share at the box office. From hits like Maleficent, The Fault in Our Stars and Lucy to monster franchises like The Hunger Games, the old notion that teenage boys are the ones driving the demand at the movies is rapidly eroding. The Hollywood Reporter pointed out that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opened to a 44 percent female audience on the film’s opening weekend, the highest share for any Marvel movie to date.

And although they’ve taken their sweet time, Hollywood »

- Brian Welk

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A request for more big, ugly females at the multiplex

5 August 2014 1:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Black Widow, Catwoman, Gamora: handy in a fight, but how about a bit more variety in female supers of the DC and Marvel movie universes?

Excited about The Falcon getting to slip into Cap’s iconic stars and stripes? The female version of Thor swinging Mjolnir around? Batgirl stomping Gotham faces with those new heavy yellow Docs she’s got?

Marvel and DC’s recent moves to further equalise their superhero line-ups have meant swapping out a few of the standard lantern-jawed white-dude-types for women and people of colour, and costume upgrades for those who’d been struggling with lycra wedgies since their creation back in more female-fleshy times. Which is great on paper – comic book paper, that is. But we may have to wait before these changes go beyond the page and make the leap into DC and Marvel’s movies universes, too. 

Think of the huge array of »

- simonbrew

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Zoe Bell and Kristanna Loken are Kick Ass Mercenaries Who may or May Not also be Expendables

31 July 2014 1:48 PM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

That Sylvester Stallone-produced “The ExpendaBelles” (aka the officially sanctioned female version of “The Expendables”), with the likes of Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff in the cast, is still in the works, but leave it to the Asylum to beat it to the big screen with “Mercenaries,” their very own assemblage of hot kick-ass females. Of course, these days the only name from the cast you’re likely to even know is former “Terminator” star Kristanna Loken, though you more DVD-minded kids will recognize Zoe Bell. Anyways, check out the trailer for “Mercenaries.” It doesn’t look too bad if you know what you’re getting into. It is, after all, from the Asylum. Need I say more? A diplomatic official is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women’s prison for a daring rescue. Starring Zöe Bell, »

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"In the Blood" is Another Action Film Failing to Make Good Use of Gina Carano

23 July 2014 10:55 PM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Even though there are more now than ever before, there’s still a shortage of female action stars working today. Chalk that up to an unfortunately low number of films that require women in physical roles and perhaps even more at fault are the quality of those films. Sure, every now and then we get a Kill Bill, Hanna, or The Hunger Games, but more often than not it’s something like an Underworld sequel, Resident Evil, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Charlie’s Angels, or Catwoman. The latest chapter in poorly utilized action starlets comes in the form of In the Blood, which stars Gina Carano as a newlywed hell-bent discovering the truth of her husband’s disappearance even if that requires breaking a few bones to do it.



- Lex Walker

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Exclusive Cool Video: Women Who Kick Ass Supercut

22 July 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Who comes to mind when you think of kick ass women in movies? On the classic side, you may name Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in the Alien movies or maybe Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in The Terminator series. More recently, you may have thought about Angelina Jolie, Gina Carano, or Ronda Rousey in next month's The Expendables 3. You also could have instantly thought of Black Widow herself, Scarlett Johansson, who looks to play another kick ass babe in this week's Lucy. We »

- Alex Maidy

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5 Reasons New Ufc Signing Holly Holm Could Defeat Rousey

15 July 2014 3:04 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Holy Holm is the biggest name the Ufc has signed since the initial launch of the Ufc women’s bantamweight division, which brought us Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Cat Zingano, and many others.

An elite level boxer, and long viewed by fans as a legitimate threat to Rousey’s dominance, her arrival tells us just how aware the Ufc is of the lack of credible credible challengers for Rousey’s title. There really isn’t much else out there in way of competition: Cyborg is working on cutting to 135lbs and will take at least one more fight in Invicta before considering a move to the Ufc, and a contract would need to be worked out. Rumours have popped up again – fed by the Ufc itself via an article on – that Wmma pioneer Gina Carano will be signed within a week, but that’s more »

- Jay Anderson

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