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Eric Lavallee: Name me three of your favorite “2014 discoveries” …
Campos: A better looking version of himself.
Lavallee: The Borderline Films crew have a knack for unearthing talent (we’ve seen the likes of Rosemarie DeWitt, Ezra Miller, Zoe Lister Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, David Call, Emory Cohen, Michael Stuhlbarg) make debuts parading through your films. Could you discuss the casting process and ultimately, are the roles assigned by a jury vote of three?
Campos: We trust our casting directors when they say someone is great. When it comes to actually auditioning, we’ve learned so much over the years from Susan Shopmaker on »
- Eric Lavallee
Zack Snyder's Justice League is still a couple years out from now, but most of the line up is already locked down. With Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot heading up the pack as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman respectively, there's also Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fischer as Cyborg, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Yet there's one important Justice Leaguer that hasn't been cast yet, and Fast and Furious star Tyrese Gibson is throwing his hat into the ring, with some help from his fans. Through his official Instagram account, Gibson shared the following image, with the perfect caption to stoke the fire. Rumor has it that. A photo posted by Tyrese (@tyrese) on Jan 23, 2015 at 3:04pm Pst Rumor has it indeed, as there is a Green Lantern film set for June 19th, 2020; right at the tail end of Warner Bros' DC Cinematic Continuum release slate. »
Actors never know what they.ll be doing when they get the news of a lifetime. For Ezra Miller, his revelation that he was going to play the Flash in the Man of Steel-led DC cinematic universe came when he was having a bit of an Eat, Pray, Love situation. There was a lot of eating in a foreign place, and we.re sure there was a lot of love and praying going around after Zack Snyder dropped the news. The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the Perks of Being a Wallflower star, who.ll be honored by the magazine at Sundance for being one of the next big up-and-coming actors of the new generation. In asking for his most "pinch me" moment so far, Miller revealed this little morsel: Zack Snyder told me on the phone that he wanted me to play the Flash while I was eating »
In October, Warner Bros. listed off all of the comic book movies that they will be releasing over the next five years. One of the, was a solo film for The Flash. That film will arrive in theaters March 23, 2018. They then announced that the Scarlet Speedster will be played by Ezra Miller, who is best known for his role in Perks Of Being A Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin. We haven't heard anything from Miller since the announcement was made, but The Hollywood Reporter caught up with him at Sundance a few days ago and asked him about the moment he learned he landed the role. "Zack Snyder told me on the phone that he wanted me to play the Flash while I was eating a tilapia in a small Central American village," Ezra Miller said. "That was definitely a moment that prompted me to question »
The 2015 Sundance Film Festival kicks off Thursday and with it come some of the most groundbreaking, experimental, and challenging independent films from Hollywood and around the world.
From films about infamous psychological experiments to degenerate gamblers, and the post-apocalyptic worlds to ill-fated emotional journeys, these are the nine films from this year's Sundance Film Fest that we can't wait to watch.
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What It's About: The Stanford Prison Experiment tells the real life story of an infamous psychological study examining the effects of imprisonment. Two dozen student volunteers are randomly assigned to be guards or prisoners in this mock jail and, as the experiment unfolds, the students begin to disturbingly fall into their roles.
Why We Want To See It: The real experiment was a frightening yet fascinating examination of psychological conditioning and the man who ran the »
Those of you who frequent our website often will notice in posts about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Scoot McNairy is noted as starring in the movie in a “as-yet-unrevealed roles”. During an interview with USA Today, McNairy was grilled about the movie, but wasn’t letting up any information.
“Man, I would love to spend hours with you about it but I don’t know if you’d see me in another movie if I did,” the actor joked before calling director Zack Snyder “an incredible filmmaker and an incredible visionary”.
“Playing in that world with comic books you’ve been reading since you were a kid, being someone in that world, it’s awesome,” he added.
Rumours about McNairy’s character have spread from Jimmy Olsen, »
- Luke Owen
There’s a reason Lars Von Trier decided to premiere his sexually explicit “Nymphomaniac” at the Sundance Film Festival last year. The mountainside gathering has a history of attracting edgy and boundary-pushing fare.
The Danish auteur won’t be showing anything explosive in Park City this time, but the 2015 edition of Sundance promises to have plenty of controversial documentaries and feature films about everything from sexual abuse to Scientology that are certain to spark debate.
Here’s a look at some of the most controversial projects looking to heat up the snowbound festival.
Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Why It Pushes Buttons: Based on the true story about a Stanford University psychological survey that had students create a mock prison setting to look at the root causes of abuse, the film will bring to mind recent clashes with authority ranging from »
- Brent Lang
Filmmaking careers are born at Sundance, as evidenced by directors Kevin Smith (“Clerks”), J.C. Chandor (“Margin Call”) and Damien Chazelle (“Whiplash”). This year’s festival features plenty of returning artists as well as new voices with something fresh to say. TheWrap talked to buyers and sellers before whittling down this list of 10 buzzworthy filmmakers on the eve of Sundance. Something tells us we’ll be hearing about them for years to come.
Nikole Beckwith, »
- Jeff Sneider
Warning – could be spoilers below…
It’s been a busy week of rumours and speculation about the DC Cinematic Universe, mostly around Suicide Squad which is set for release next year. But now we have a new rumour about the culmination of this project, Justice League.
According to wesbite Techtimes (who are not to be overly trusted it must be said), the script for Justice League is causing some concern among the Warner Bros. offices as it’s “too complicated for the average moviegoer”. The website claims that fans of the comic books will understand the lore, but those who are going to see an Avengers-like movie will leave stumped.
Of course, they do mention in the article that these are “rumours circulating the Internet”, which is a nice way of covering their arse.
The site also claims that the main villain of the movie will be Brainiac saying, “Apparently, »
- Luke Owen
Exclusive: The Kings Of Summer actor Moises Arias has joined the cast of Ben-Hur, the historical epic Timur Bekmambetov is directing for MGM and Paramount Pictures. Arias will play Gestas, a teenage Jewish zealot whose family has been murdered by the Romans, who is desperate to fight for his people’s freedom. Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, and Toby Kebbell star in the production which will lens in Europe ahead of a February 26, 2016 release. Arias is an alumnus of Hannah Montana and The Wizards of Waverly Place who starred in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-nominated The Kings Of Summer. He also lent his voice recently to Despicable Me 2 and appeared in Summit’s sci-fier Ender’s Game. Next up is a role in the Sundance 2015 drama Stanford Prison Experiment opposite Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, and Billy Crudup, in which Arias plays one of several university students tapped for the »
- Jen Yamato
Buyers will be out in full force this week in Park City but with so many options to choose from, it helps to have a cheat sheet to prioritize the must-see acquisition titles at Sundance. After talking to buyers and sellers alike, here are the 10 most promising titles with the loudest buzz heading into this year’s festival.
The Bronze (WME)
What’s the Deal?: The highlight of Sundance’s opening night lineup is this raunchy comedy from director Bryan Buckley featuring co-writer Melissa Rauch in what could prove to be a star-making performance. The “Big Bang Theory” actress plays a washed-up Olympic gymnast whose local celebrity is threatened by the arrival of a promising young gymnast seeking a mentor. Sundance describes the foul-mouthed protagonist as “a lovably loathsome character who makes Tonya Harding look like Grace Kelly,” so perhaps this will be the next “Bad Words?”
First Screening: Thursday, Jan. 22, 9:30 p.m. – Eccles
What’s the Deal?: Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt play East L.A. parents on the verge of a nervous breakdown as they juggle marital and parenting duties. Things get weird when she enjoys a night on the town with her girls and he takes the opportunity to invite his buddies over for smoking, drinking and carousing. Joe Swanberg’s latest may be his most commercial film yet, and it certainly features his most high-profile cast. Between Anna Kendrick, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Chris Messina, Jenny Slate, Melanie Lynskey, Timothy Simons, Ron Livington, comedian Mike Birbiglia and veterans Sam Elliott and Judith Light, there’s someone for everyone.
First Screening: Monday, Jan. 26, 9:45 p.m. – Eccles »
- Jeff Sneider
If rumors about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are true, fans will get their first look at a newly formed superhero ensemble at the end of this adventure, before Justice League Part 1 (November 11, 2017) and Justice League Part 2 (June 14, 2019) debut. While fans still have nearly three years to wait for the first Justice League movie, a new rumor has surfaced from Tech Times claiming that a script has already been turned in. Although, it does have some problems. Mainly that it is far 'too long and complicated' for the average moviegoer to comprehend. While comic book fans shouldn't have any issues following the story, its explained that "fans are the minority here." According to this report, the screenplay will need to be 'simplified'. This rumor also says that Vril Dox, the original identity of Brainiac in the New 52 comics, is the villain.
In the original comics, Vril Dox was a descendant of the original Brainiac, »
amz asin="B00Q5996EQ" size="small"Gone Girl hits DVD and Blu-ray today and screenwriter Gillian Flynn is out and about chatting with the press, offering up nuggets of information such as word she would be up for getting the gang back together in a couple years for a sequel. "There could be a sequel at some point if everyone is game to get the gang back together, it could be really fun a few years from now," she told The Daily News. "We could pick it up and see what those crazy Dunnes are up to a few years down the road and if they got on -- not well I don't think." Um, spoiler Gillian! I'm not exactly sure where they could take a sequel, though their marriage counseling sessions might be interesting and I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised if their child ends up »
- Brad Brevet
It’s back! The iconic “10 Must Haves” series has returned, and it is bigger and better than ever. Retiring the series more than 12 months ago, I, Dave “Gold” Khanlark, have returned. This series has been universally successful, resulting in the brilliant casting, and the universal praise, of Ezra Miller as The Flash as well as the secret casting of Nicolas Cage as Batman’s Father in Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. So, without further ado, what is today’s topic? Well, none other than Marvel’s potential Spider-Man reboot. For what feels like years, articles on this site as well as hundreds of others, have reported on the now infamous, “Sony Hack” or “The Hackening” as many have called it. Despite being a terrible event for Sony Pictures, because of this, the company may in fact sell the rights to their most profitable series to Marvel Studios, or allow »
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