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Let’s get one thing clear very quickly, I use ‘entertaining’ in that very Hugh Grant sense of Two Weeks Notice, which is a ridiculously silly rom-com but perfect fodder for Grant’s more direct, British sensibilities and quite enjoyable. You know what I’m saying, so if you’re not a fan of Grant then turn away now but if you like his modest foppishness and comedic timing, then you’ll definitely like this first look at The Rewrite in which he teams up with Marisa Tomei for some relationship discovery and self-learning…it’s how these things work.
Written and directed by Marc Lawrence, of Miss Congeniality and the aforementioned Two Weeks Notice, this new one stars Hugh Grant as screenwriter Keith Michaels, a once successful, Golden Globe winner with a hit movie to his name but that was fifteen years ago and now he’s divorced, broke, »
- Dan Bullock
The British actor stars opposite Marisa Tomei in the film, which sees him playing a washed-up screenwriter who gets a job teaching at a local university.
Grant plays Keith Michaels, an Oscar-winning writer who is now divorced, poor and fast-approaching 50.
When his agent gets him a job teaching a screenwriting course at a university in Binghamton, he meets single mum Holly (Tomei), who is also in need of a second chance.
The Rewrite is released in the UK on October 8. A Us release date has yet to be announced. »
Even as he takes roles in "Cloud Atlas" and the upcoming "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," Hugh Grant is sandwiching those films with the kind of project which he has much experience: romantic comedy. The first trailer for "The Rewrite" is here, and its familiar fare in new packaging. Co-starring Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, Chris Elliott, and Bella Heathcote, the movie reteams Grant with his "Music And Lyrics" and "Two Weeks Notice" writer/director Marc Lawrence, this time for a romance set in the world of, uh, screenwriting. Here's the official synopsis: Once upon a time, screenwriter Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant) was on top of the world – a Golden Globe Award and a hit movie to his name, a beautiful wife and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wit and charm. But that was fifteen years ago: now, he’s divorced, broke, approaching fifty and hasn’t written a hit film in years. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
• Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who will play Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has joined the all-star cast of Criminal. Gadot is set to play Ryan Reynolds’ wife in the CIA thriller directed by Ariel Vromen (The Iceman). The film will also star Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, and Tommy Lee Jones. [THR]
• Jack Huston has officially signed on to play the charismatic blond lieutenant Wickham in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. The Boardwalk Empire star joins Lily James (Downton Abbey), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), and Sam Riley (Maleficent) in the film adaptation of the »
- Jake Perlman
Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire") has closed a deal to play Wickham in Burr Steers' adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies". Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcote also star.
The film is a mashup of the 1813 Jane Austen classic Pride And Prejudice with zombies. Wickham is a charismatic blond lieutenant who aims to teach zombies to fight, and he wins Liz over with his theories regarding training them. [Source: Deadline]
The story centers on a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets and skills, which were implanted into a dangerous prison inmate (Kevin Costner) in hopes that he will stop a diabolical plot. Gadot will play Reynolds' wife. [Source: Heat Vision]
- Garth Franklin
The actor has been cast as George Wickham in the mashup movie, which was recently put back on track with the addition of three cast members.
James will play heroine Elizabeth Bennett, while Riley will star as Mr Darcy, and Heathcote as one of the Bennett sisters.
According to Deadline, the film will enter production in September after Cross Creek Pictures acquired the domestic rights to the film.
Huston will start work on the film when he completes filming on the big screen adaptation of Nicholas Sparks's Longest Ride, which is being helmed by George Tillman. »
One of the books that started the mash-up fad has been in development for quite some time. Based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic, the film sees an old fashioned romance blossom in a world populated with the undead. The books have received mixed reviews, with many saying the story doesn’t get past the joke title, but there’s still a lot to enjoy, although my personal favourite would have to be Sense And Sensibility And Sea-Monsters. Writer Grahame-Smith has already entered the world of film with a script for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows and an adaptation of his own book Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.
Jack Huston has now been cast as George Wickham, joining the already cast Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy, and Lily James and Bella Heathcote as Elizabeth Bennet and one of her sisters. Igby Goes Down Director Burr Steers helms »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Just last week, we reported that long-gestating Seth Grahame-Smith novel adaptation Pride And Prejudice And Zombies was moaning, groaning and shuffling its way back to active development. As part of the story, we noted that Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston was in talks to join the madness. Those talks were clearly successful, because he now has a deal to play Mr. Wickham.For those needing their memories jogged, the film will tackle a mash up of Jane Austen’s classic tale of manners and moods with zombie action. Lily James will play heroine Elizabeth Bennett, who must split her time between the romantic attentions and grumpy boorishness of Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) and fighting off legions of the “sorry stricken” Aka the undead. Bella Heathcote, meanwhile, will be one of the Bennett sisters. Wickham will apparently be in favour of training zombies to fight in wars, though we can see »
Just one week after the languishing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was given a new shot of life by Cross Creek Pictures, Jack Huston has signed on to play Wickham in this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel.
Lily James signed on to play Elizabeth Bennett, with Sam Riley playing Mr. Darcy and Bella Heathcote playing Elizabeth's sister, all characters from Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice novel. Seth Grahame-Smith's novel is an "expanded" version of the original novel, where Elizabeth's quest for love is hampered by a vicious zombie outbreak.
Jack Huston, who we reported last week was in talks for an unspecified role, has now signed on to play Wickham, a blond lieutenant who Elizabeth falls for. Wickham plans on teaching these zombies how to fight, winning Elizabeth over with his theories on the undead soldiers.
Today, Deadline reports that the cast has a new addition in "Boardwalk Empire" star Jack Huston. He'll play George Wickham opposite Lily James (Cinderella) as Elizabeth Bennett, Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows) as one of the other four Bennett sisters, and Sam Riley (Maleficent) as Mr. Darcy.
- Ryan Turek
With filming set to kick off next month on the long delayed adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a bit more casting news has come in with word that "Boardwalk Empire" star Jack Huston has signed on.
Per Deadline, Huston (American Hustle, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) will portray handsome, charismatic Lt. Wickham in the Burr Steers-directed adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s mash-up novel for Cross Creek Pictures, who acquired domestic rights with a commitment for a wide U.S. release.
He joins the previously announced Lily James, Sam Riley, and Bella Heathcote. Huston's Wickham and James' Elizabeth Bennett are immediately attracted to each other, and he’s familiar with her combat skills. Wickham aims to teach zombies to fight, and he wins Liz over with his theories regarding training them.
- Debi Moore
We learned last week that movement is finally being made on the big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Jane Austen reimagining, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Today, Deadline reports that the cast has a new addition in "Boardwalk Empire" star Jack Huston. He'll play George Wickham opposite Lily James (Cinderella) as Elizabeth Bennett, Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows) as one of the other four Bennett sisters, and Sam Riley (Maleficent) as Mr. Darcy. »
Jack Huston just closed his deal to play Wickham in the Burr Steers-directed adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. He joins British actors Lily James and Sam Riley and Australia’s Bella Heathcote in a mashup of the 1813 Jane Austen classic Pride And Prejudice with the walking dead. Huston has been on the short list for numerous pictures since completing his run on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire as the war-scarred assassin Richard Harrow. Huston is nearly done starring in the George Tillman-directed Fox 2000 adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ Longest Ride for Temple Hill partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.
Wickham is a very handsome charismatic blond lieutenant. He and Liz are immediately attracted to each other, and he’s familiar with her combat skills. Wickham aims to teach zombies to fight, and he wins Liz over with his theories regarding training them. The pic takes place »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies gets a new cast; the Monster Squad reboot is dead; the full cast for Kickboxer has been announced; Lonely Island is getting a movie; Green Inferno gets delayed indefinitely; and The Interview moves to Christmas.
The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies cinematic adaptation has found new life – and has found its new cast.
Lily James (Downton Abbey), Sam Riley (Maleficent), and Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows) are all on-board for the film, which is based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel. As the title implies, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies re-imagines the seminal tale of the Bennet family as they face of a threat much greater than love: ...
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- Anthony Taormina
(Cbr) Before becoming the producer of the proposed "Beetlejuice" sequel, rewriting "Fantastic Four" and signing on to direct Disney’s "Something Wicked This Way Comes," Seth Grahame-Smith penned novels that mixed historical and literary fiction with horror elements. The first of those, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" hit stores in 2009 and became a huge hit. A film was soon in the works, with a script by David O. Russell ("American Hustle"), but director and studio changes led to a long delay. Until now. According to Deadline, the film will start shooting in September, with Lily James ("Downton Abbey") as Elizabeth Bennet, Sam Riley ("Maleficent) as Mr. Darcy and Bella Heathcote ("Dark Shadows") as one of Elizabeth’s sisters. Burr Steers, who helmed "17 Again" and "Charlie St. Cloud," is directing. The adaptation has been in the works since 2010, with a variety of stars attached, from Natalie Portman to Emma Stone. Portman »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
You didn't actually think is was going to be the only one to write an article about "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" without using a bad pun, did you?
Seth Grahame-Smiths literary mash-up of Jane Austen and the undead has had a long road to the big screen. David O. Russell was originally attached to direct and wrote a script that all involved likes quite a bit, but other things go in the way and Russell moved on to "Silver Linings Playbook", "American Hustle" and multiple Oscar nominations along the way.
Natalie Portman was on deck to star and produce when Russell was directing, but she opted out of the acting portion of her commitment. After that it looked like the flick might never happen, but now Deadline is reporting that shooting is set to begin this fall.
- Philip Sticco
Fans of Seth Grahame-Smith might be happy to know that after numerous attempts and director changes, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies looks set to finally make it to the big screen – and they’ve got some brilliant people lined up to star.
On The Road’s Sam Riley, Downton Abbey’s Lily James and Dark Shadows’ Bella Heathcote have all signed up to the front the adaptation of Smith’s undead take on Jane Austen’s classic novel. James will take on the role of Elizabeth Bennett, Riley as Mr Darcy and Heathcote as Elizabeth’s sister. Burr Steers is set to direct the project and also has a writing credit alongside David O. Russell.
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has been through numerous casting and director changes. At one point O. Russell was set to direct with Natalie Portman starring as Elizabeth, but both dropped out due to other »
- Lucy Cave
It has been well over a year since we last reported on the planned adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'. The project has already eaten through a feast of talent attached to the project at some point or another including stars such as Scarlett Johansson ('Avengers Assemble'), Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway ('Les Miserables'). As well as Mike White and David O. Russell all set to work behind the camera. However, shooting is expected to kick off next month so this fresh coming together of director Burr Steers ('Igby Goes Down') and actors Sam Riley, Lily James -below ('Fast Girls', 'Downton Abbey') and the stunning Bella Heathcote -below ('Dark Shadows') will hopefully remain as the 'final' official line-up for the project. »
The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film has cast three actors.
James will play lead Elizabeth Bennet, with Riley as Mr Darcy and Heathcote as one of the Bennet sisters.
Having gone deathly quiet for months after a number of creative ins and outs, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has lurched out of the grave with news that filming will begin in September. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith, which introduces hordes of the shambling undead into Jane Austen’s 1813 society story. Young stars Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcote will now be taking the leading roles, with Burr Steers directing from a script cooked up by himself and David O. Russell. The...
- George Wales
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