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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
Could Tris take on Katniss? With Shailene Woodley poised to launch a potential blockbuster Ya franchise with Divergent, it's natural to ask how her character would stack up against the genre's reigning queen, The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen. THR Cover: Is Shailene Woodley the Next Jennifer Lawrence -- or Lily Collins? The Divergent star tackled the question during her cover shoot for the March 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. "If my character and Katniss from The Hunger Games battled it out? I don't know. I don't feel like they would actually battle," she says. "I feel like it'd
- THR staff
Patrick Wilson is in negotiations to star in Edgar Wright's upcoming "Ant-Man" film for Marvel Studios. Wilson has reportedly scored the last major role in the film, but details of that role are unknown. Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily and Michael Pena co-star in the project which is scheduled to begin shooting in April. [Source: Deadline]
Howard Hughes Biopic
Bejo plays a mother who can't accept the accidental death of her five-year old son and instinctively hides his body. »
- Garth Franklin
Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore heads up a stellarcast in The English Teacher, which releases on DVD 3rd March from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. To celebrate the release we have 3 DVDs to give away!
Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) teams up with his Stuck in Love co-star Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) in the feature-film directorial debut from Golden Globe Nominee Craig Zisk, whose impressive TV work includes Weeds, Scrubs and the Emmy Award winning The Big C. Also starring Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) and Michael Angarano (Almost Famous), the film is narrated by Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter).
Bored and predictable, Linda Sinclair (Moore) has her life turned upside down when her ex-student Jason (Angarano) returns to his hometown. After accosting him by mistake Linda finds herself promising to read a screenplay by the now budding writer.
Feeling for the first time in a long time revitalised and passionate, »
Director: Craig Zisk
Running Time: 87 Minutes
The world of cinema has always had a certain need to deify teachers and present their actions as what forms the foundations of their students’ lives. As a teacher myself you would probably expect me to be okay with such a portrayal, but in actual fact it kind of undermines the importance of the job in real life terms. One thing that The English Teacher has going for it, is that it takes a rather bitter look at the need to inspire, which is a refreshing change if nothing else.
Linda Sinclair (Moore) is a 45 year old spinster who may have resigned herself to a life living in her books, but she also keeps an eye out for potential love interests. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Stephen King's apocalyptic classic The Stand has so far had a bumpy journey to the big screen. David Yates was the first attached director on the tentpole Warner Bros. project, but moved on and was replaced by Scott Cooper, who then also jumped ship citing creative differences with the studio. Warners has also reportedly had flirtations with Ben Affleck and Paul Greengrass, but may now finally have found their man. Rising star Josh Boone is nearing a deal to adapt King's novel and direct the movie.Boone made his directorial debut with the indie comedy drama Stuck In Love in 2012, starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Kristen Bell and Logan Lerman. He's since been working on The Fault In Our Stars, based on the hugely popular teen cancer romance novel (it's better than that sounds) by John Green. Currently in post-production, the latter is creating a deal of industry buzz, »
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
IndieWire porn stars pick the Oscars
E Online Jared Leto's mom reacts to going to the Oscars
/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
Jennifer Aniston is in talks to star in “Mean Moms” with veteran TV director Beth McCarthy-Miller helming. Project was set up in 2010 with Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Jill Messick producing for New Line.
The writing team of Sean Anders and John Morris are rewriting “Mean Moms,” which will focus on a happily married mother of two who moves from small-town America to the high-class suburbs and faces the cutthroat world of competitive parenting.
“How to Be Single” is the third title to land on »
- Dave McNary
Just hours after handing out release dates for Entourage, Inherent Vice and The Intern, Warner Bros. has issued new dates for The Conjuring 2 (October 23, 2015), Mean Moms (May 8, 2015), How to Be Single (February 12, 2016) and an untitled horror project (October 3, 2014), which may be The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle.
The Conjuring 2 doesn't have any direct competition as of yet, but it debuts just one week after Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak. The Conjuring writers Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes signed on to write the script in July, although it isn't known if James Wan will be back to direct, or if Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will return to star.
Mean Moms, which has Jennifer Aniston in talks to star, has the May 8, 2015 date to itself for now, but it is sandwiched between Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron and Warner Bros.' Mad Max: Fury Road. The story, based on Rosalind Wiseman's book, »
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
Los Angeles, Feb 26: Actress Lily Collins is in early talks to feature in the romantic comedy "How to Be Single".
If things go well, the 27-year-old will star in the movie directed by Christian Ditter, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
"How to Be Single", based on the novel of the same name by Liz Tuccillo, explores life of a a group of New Yorkers over the course of 10 years.
- Abhijeet Sen
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
After negotiations first broke surrounding the role last month, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has at last been confirmed to star in Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation at Tristar of Petit’s book, “To Reach The Clouds." Following the journey toward Philippe Petit’s daring stunt of tightrope-walking between the World Trade Center towers in 1974, the film will Zemeckis direct Levitt as Petit from a script written by him and Christopher Browne; also—this being Zemeckis—it will utilize 3D to gain the most stomach-lurching cinematography that the “Flight” helmer can muster. The film goes into production this May. [Variety] Actress Lily Collins spent much of last year stuck in franchise panic, as planned heavyweight “The Mortal Instruments” weathered delays and production halts following the first installment’s poor critical and box office reception. Her long-term duty to Cassandra Clare’s series remains uncertain, but for now she’s signed on to another adaptation: “How To Be Single, »
- Charlie Schmidlin
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